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Throughout human history, humans have been searching for meaning. Many people find it in religious or spiritual worship or practice. The questions of religion have occupied humanity since our beginnings. Questions here include the ancient, organized, and new & evolving religions; faith, spirituality, and alternate pathways; as well as those of people still searching. Questions about the origins of religion, comparison of religion, and Atheism are also found here.

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    They are there to bring them comfort and give them proof that their lives will continue albeit in a different form. They will help them to leave the physical body and make the transition into spirit, welcoming them and surrounding them with loving energy. Bible Scripture states that …
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Theology would cover those to religions and a few others.  Some kind of comparative religions degree.  None worth having a degree in. Probably the closest would be philosophy. Keep in mind that the only place you can get a job using a degree in philosphy is if that degree is a Phd, and…
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I don't know if there is a bobs furniture store anywhere near you but they have good quality furniture at a good price. i would recommend that store or Check Boulevard Home Furnishings or Oak express or Maple St or Ashley's furniture or yard sales or second hand shops. And for getting the furnitur…
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Obviously the idea of 'drama' as human beings producing a performance symbolising something else has been around for almost as long as Homo sapiens or even erectus.Drama was practised in some form or another in most ancient civillisations. Drama as we know it, performed by actors in 'theatres' was i…
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Answer 1: to me as a christian it doesn't mean nothing. I do believe in a new and transformed glorious body, but not to be incorporated into someone else's body or any other type of body. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, but then again was God in a human body, his own body. Incarnation means "…
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God is everything the narcissist ever wants to be: omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, admired, much discussed, and awe inspiring. God is the narcissist's wet dream, his ultimate grandiose fantasy. But God comes handy in other ways as well. The narcissist alternately idealizes and devalues figures…
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Answer In Western Christianity it is/begins Jan.6th. Epiphany means to reveal of make known. It originates from the Wise Men's visit to the baby Jesus thereby making him known to the world. Religous doctrines define the period in various time spans. For some Protestant faiths it begins Jan.6 and …
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there was actually no religion that the colonial New York had, but when the Europeans came, they brought thier religion "Christian"   Well, to answer your question, there was no religion in the New York colony. Religious toleration was very rapid there. In fact, there was 18 different langu…
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I have found that wherever they settled in the New York Colony, the Dutch Reformed Church mainly dominated.
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Manhattan was bought by Peter Minuet, who was a Hugenot. The Hugenots and Reformed Protestants made up the major religious sect, as it was in the Dutch homeland. Governor Stuyvesant tried to restrict most other religions.
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Everyone wants to debate whether or not the founding father of this country were Unitarian Universalist, Christian, Deists, atheist, or what. And the truth is that they were all of these, but Christians were the largest percentage. So what! They were also racist and slave owners. They also were chau…
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Although it is true that Mary Dyer, hanged in the Bay Colony,was a Quaker, the dominant religion of R.I. was not Quakerism.( Ann Hutchinson was not a Quaker.) R.I. was the first political state to provide for pure religious freedom for all who did not interfere with others in the practice of their …
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The Sioux Nation (comprised of seven council fires and sub-tribes) had many spiritual practices. The foundational rituals or ceremonies are the seven rites: The Keeping of the Soul (Nagi Gluhapi Na Nagi Gluxkapi)The Rite of Purification or Sweat Lodge (Inipi)Crying for a Vision or Vision Quest (Hanb…
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The Mormon religion is all about saving souls, beginning with one's own. It is about trying to become like Jesus. It is about learning the way to achieving true happiness and joy in life, and gaining eternal life in the world to come. In relation to the centrality of this theme, God has said, "This …
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Rhode Island was based upon principles of religious toleration meaning that it was meant for people to escape from the religious hold of their state or country and find freedom to believe in what they wanted.why is the hell up
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The eightfold path is a central concept in Buddhism. The eightfold path consists of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation. Buddhism teaches that desire causes all suffering in the world, and that the ei…
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ANSWER A Christian should not marry a non Christian (2 Corinthians 6:14). However, if a man and woman are already married and one of them becomes a believer, they need not divorce their partner. Allow that person to leave of their own initiative if they wish (1 Corinthians 7:12-13). Otherwise, they …
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Belief in God Here are opinions on this potentially contentious question: Free Will. The gift from God is also the curse to Man. The Fall of Man is based on Free Will. Without Free Will, we would be robots. With Free Will, we are children, always looking for freedom. God's provisions are enough to…
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Answers from members of the WikiAnswers community: Yes, God does heal people. There are numerous cases of people being ill, deciding to put their faith in God and being healed. Some people no longer have seizures; others have had tumors disappear, leaving doctors scratching their heads. Some have e…
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Mono means one and theistic means god. Therefore, someone who is monotheistic follows monotheism, which is the belief that there is only one God. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all proponents of monotheism.
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Answer AConversion to Judaism was the intention of Jesus It is difficult to affirm a concrete dogma considering all the New Testament data that may lead people to think contrary to conversion to Judaism. Nonetheless, based on the evidence I've uncovered thus far, I believe that conversion to Judaism…
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Answer This is one of the instances when the Bible can be taken too literally. Here is the scripture as most are accustomed to reading it, in the New International Version: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your r…
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Since the soul is not readily visible, it is a subject of much debate. People's religion or culture can affect their opinions of where it is located, or if there even is such a thing. Here are some various thoughts on the subject. (There are also many Bible verses that have been shared, which can be…
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Various points of view: Answer Certain facets of God's personality are revealed by his creative works even prior to his creation of man. (Romans 1:20) The very act of creation reveals his love. This is because God is self-contained, lacking nothing. Hence, although he created hundreds of millions …
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It's by faith and if you don't believe in this kind of thing then each individual has a right to their own belief system or none at all. Faith comes by hearing the word of God; Romans 10:17 Read it like a history book or an anthropological study, and you will see that the ev…
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Answer:ReligionRelationship with a God or GodsBeliefs Metaphysical or Supernatural RealityFaith DogmaRitualPrayer SalvationEternal rewardSpiritualityQualities of the Human SpiritLoveCompassionPatienceToleranceForgivenessSense of ResponsibilitySense of Harmony Things that bring real happiness to ours…
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yeah, nautical stars go back to the navy.... i was told they meant " to protect and guide" "to protect" that is the meaning. It means to show the way to. If its nautical stars, often times it is a sign of homosexuality for women. Once there was a time that women got them to 'show the way' in the…
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Answer: The day was made for man, not the man for the day. We as Christians go to church on Sunday due to the fact that that's when our Lord Jesus Christ resurrected in victory ......Read Matthew 28:1 and Marcus 16:1 It is not possible to keep the 10 commandments which should be the standard by whi…
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Answer from the Muslim point of view It is true that God is forgiving and loving but He is so only for those who worship Him as the one and only one God with no partner, no companion, no associate, and no equivalent. The Quran says (English translation): "Indeed, Allah (or God; He is the same God …
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Answer (I hope you meant Fundamental Religion and not the 5 fundamentals of the christian faith.) Typically Fundamental Religion involves an authoritative God (or Lord) that is the supreme ruler of everything, that includes you. How many of us like to be told what to do? Also, this God is the source…
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Opinion 1 To gain wisdom, to teach us a lesson, so we get closer to Him. __________________________________________ Opinion 2 Because God is just a form of reassurance for people in need. Not An actual physical being, God does not "allow" things to happen to anybody. ______________________________…
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If the parents are of faith and go to church, then they should bring their young children with them to give them a base of learning on religion from which to decide. But if, after the children reach the age where they can decide for themselves, they decide they don't want to go, then the parents nee…
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No, they are not.
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Answer narcissists don't necessarily believe they are God. they are self centered and feel superior to other people and feel they should get more attention but it doesn't mean that they think they are God. Narcissicists believes they are God If god is absolute, then we as god's creation are a…
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There are so many mysteries out there. It is natural for people to "make-up" Heaven and Hell as a way to calm them in life, so when somebody hurts them they can think "well, when that person goes to Hell they will regret what they did to me." Or it could very well be true to. I personally believe in…
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Yes we can pray with false intentions. Which is very wrong. We can tell God that we will do this and this if he will give us what we are asking knowing that we will not keep that promise to him. When we pray we are suppose to be as humble as a small child, we lie to him to try to get our way but se…
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Are we after truth? If we are then we need to first consider that ALL of us have a religion. If we truthfully and honestly look at what religion is we see it is a system of beliefs held to with ardor AND FAITH. No matter what you believe about our beginnings or who first did what...you are holding t…
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Jews are monotheistic, which means that there is only One God in Judaism. Jews hold this to be a very important belief; and the fundamental Jewish prayer (from Deuteronomy ch.6) is: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One." God is referred to in Judaism by numerous names (God, Lord, Ma…
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From beyond the grave One can read in Mark 12:26-27 But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning book passage, how God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.? 27 " He is not the God of the dead, but …
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Hinduism accounts for 80% of the population of India. The second largest religion is Islam, at about thirteen percent of the population. About two percent of Indians adhere to Christianity. Zoroastrianism and Judaism.Religion Population PercentAll religions 1,028,610,328 100.00%Hindus 827,578,868 …
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Opinions: Is there a Supreme Being and is his name really God? How far does space go? Is there life on other planets? What is the meaning of life? What can I do to improve life for myself and others? How did it all begin? What was present just before the Big bang? Why were you born?
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Answer The first European settlers of Delaware were Scandinavian Lutherans and Dutch Reformed. Quakers and Baptists came later. As the colony became dominated by the British, the Church of England (Anglican) became more numerous prior to the American Revolution.
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the fuel pump relay is located in the fuse box under the hood, take the lid off the fuse box on the bottom of the lid you should find a diagram that will show you, if not there is also a diagram in the owners manual if you still can't find it open the box and it's in the lower left corner, it is bla…
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I have been a Oneness Pentecostal minister for 26 years, and can assure you that most of the answers below are far-removed from the true Biblical definition of the Oneness of God. The SHORT answer is that God is a single, solitary Spirit known throughout the Old Testament as the Father. He was also …
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in Christianity the oneness of god refers to the belief that there is no trinity...that there is only one god, one person in the godhead...but three different mainfestations. God the Father for the purpose of creation, God the Son for the purpose of salvation and the Spirit for the purpose of being …
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The Buddhist Religion was founded by a man called Siddhartha Gautama.
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Wiccan Religion - Pros You feel more connected to nature and life. Wicca is a nature religion.There can be more believable results than pure faith religions.You get more positive about yourself and abilities.You get more positive about life and other people.You can help people as well as yourself.Y…
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Symbolism of Two DovesDoves are a rare breed. they choose 1 mate to be with for their lifetime.If the other dies the one left will not find another mate.They will spend the rest of their lives alone.Therfor the symbol of two dove mean an everlasting love.  Doves also mean God's love. He loves …
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Paganism did not turn from worshiping nature to witchcraft; this is a confusion between paganism as a spiritual belief and witchcraft, or magick, as a practice. One can practice witchcraft, but one worships some form of divinity. The two may be combined, but can and do exist separately. Paganism en…
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all people who were in a search for religious freedom were allowed to come to colonial Georgia, all except catholics.
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If it helps, all the following are religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Eckankar, Raëlism, Zoroastrianism, New Age, Unitarian Universalism, Jainism, Shinto, LaVeyan Satanism, Scientology, Taoism, Yoruba, Druidry, paganism, Juche, Cao Dai. Take a pick There is no clea…
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Neither God nor Lord are names. Both are titles. The name of God in the Hebrew bible is YHVH (the pronunciation is unknown). The Almighty makes it abundantly clear to us to NEVER use the name of another deity. Exod. 23:13 (Almighty speaking) "Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be …
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Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the first Sikh guru.Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the first Guru of the Sikhs and is the founder of Sikhism.
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Quick answer by a contributer: Because what we know of science does not explain everything, and many findings are largely influenced by opinions and motives of the scientists or the institutions they work for. There is much more that the scientific community does not know about the universe than the…
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Yes and No. Yes, the world will be peaceful with religion provided it is also possible for every preachers and believers to not discuss about which God to worship, which God ranks highest of all, what to wear, etc... but instead focus be able to focus more on the belief about the betterment that co…
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If you believe in a transcendant God you must admit that no religion can perfectly convey the Infinite One, or Truth. All religions belong to this world, their communication is imperfect. If you feel a need to belong to a religious group (some people do not) I would make a mental or even a written …
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The 'Correct' ReligionIsn't Your religion the correct religion? Otherwise why would you believe in it?Some claim that a specific religion is the right one and all the others are wrong. However, they are in conflict with everyone that believes in any other religion. Another possibility is that perhap…
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religion religion played a major role in how government was run and shaped. Of course greece had their own religion so they were bias in there laws to the beiefs noted in their religion.It also played a large part in moral action. Like the fact that sexual condust was a public things you shared with…
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Sikh means 'learner' and people who are learn and follow the teachings of "Guru Granth Sahib" (holy book of Sikh religion) are Sikhs. Sikhism is a religion founded by Guru Nanak in the fifteenth century A.D. in India. Sikhs constitute about 2-2.5% of India's population.
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Prince Siddartha Gautama.
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Cults A cult, by definition, is any social group whose practices are considered by the surrounding population to be outside the mainstream. A common feature of cults is their tendency towards exploitation and control over their members. Some cults exert so much control that they can convince thei…
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Opinions: As a young adult, I was trapped by the logical fallacy of a false dilemma, caught between the cold hard oblivion of Atheism and the the contradictory, wrathful and counter natural scriptures of Christianity. I had an epiphany, possibly even from on high, that no matter the number of conce…
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Answer The First Amendment to the U.S. constitution has two distinct clauses relating to religion, and they both protect different rights. First, it says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" - this means that the federal government cannot set an official religion o…
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Theater as we know it is descended from Greek and Roman expressions of a religious nature. The three plays found in a tragedy series, show the effects of pride and the resultant downfall, aided by the gods, of the prideful. The fourth play, called the Satyr play was of a farcical nature and made fun…
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Mary's Angel The angel Gabriel visited Mary in Nazareth. She was engaged to Joseph. Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to the Son of God. Mary was a virgin. Gabriel told her God's power would make the conception possible. Gabriel said "Nothing will be impossible with God." He then told Mary her …
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The answer to this question is greatly affected by what religion the answerer is. Please see the following views: Jewish Answer: It wasn't an evil tree, it was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The common interpretation is that God did intend for Adam and Chava (Eve) to eat from this tree. …
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Read the Book "The God Delusion" By Richard Dawkins. He has put together a fantastic book answering all the questions of the doubters. Answer 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnostic  Answer 2 Agnosticism is a concept rather than a religion and has been and is shared by many well-know persona…
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There is an old saying, "There are no athiests in a foxhole." That means that once we start facing our own mortality, most of us will acknowledge the presence of a creator. Specific religious beliefs may not be all that significant, but acknowledging the presence of a creator seems universal when pe…
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Christianity TELLS US THAT: When God told Abraham to kill Isaac, Abraham knew he was acting out prophecy. The relevant extracts are :- Gen 22:1-14 KJV And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. [v. 2] And he said, T…
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A: 01 Those who believe in heaven believe that it is so wonderful that nobody can ever get bored. Heaven is supposed to be so divine that it is all-wonderful and completely indescribable. If you get bored in heaven, your God is too small. Expand your concept of God. When you are with a person who h…
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According to The English Dictionary, god is defined as, "a supernatural being, who is worshiped as the controller of some part of the universe, some aspect of life, or is the personification of some force." Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the b…
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"What steps must be taken by a Methodist if they wish to marry under a Catholic rite?"In my understanding the two faiths are similar in that Methodist call for change to a more conservative and liberal direction in faith.Whereas Catholics use a different language called "THE IDEA OF TOLERATION" whic…
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Answer  Hinduism or Brahmanism as it was called during acient India.  Buddha introduced new ways to interpret some teachings in Hinduism. Such as the varna concept, sadhisha concept. Buddha was a social reformer, so he took the teachings which were there in India at that time (Hinduism) …
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Answer "From" really shouldn't be used when describing one's religion. You can be "from" Cleveland or "from" Europe. But you can't be "from" Christianity or Hinduism. You are "of" (a member of, part of) the religion.
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The Society of Friends (Quakers) don't and there may be others. The Bahá'í Faith has no clergy. * Many religions I know about have some sort of group of individuals who have been trained in the particulars of that religion, or who are otherwise knowledgeable about the details. Usually followers ar…
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Answer The best way to "energize" your faith in God is to practice it. Trust His wisdom in more and more things. To do this, you'll need to extend your study of God's Word. Get involved in an in-depth Bible Study program. While reading through the Bible in a year is just fine, I've found that I g…
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"What is the meaning of No Compulsion in Religion?" HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM by Rifat Hassan Right to Life The Qur�an upholds the sanctity and absolute value of human life [1] and points out that, in essence, the life of each individual is comparable to that of an entire community and, therefore,…
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Very simple. Just ask them to give you proofs (not hypothesis) on whatever promises they claimed to entice you. Guaranteed you won't see any of them again. Answer Well, you shouldn't attempt to "correct" someone -- ever. Whether its about religion or not. That won't get you anywhere. It will just c…
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The Kingdom of God is Gods direct rule or government on earth, and his government will be manifest through Messiah Jesus (Ps 2); God will establish peace and judge (rule) the earth in righteousness (Psalms 98:9); God will hold every man accountable for the deeds of this life (Ezekiel 18:4); He will…
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Viewpoints submitted by WikiAnswers users: In nature matter can not be made or destroyed but it can be altered. God is beyond nature or a great mystery beyond imagination. Man creates god in his own imagination to suit his own needs in order to find a grand purpose for life. No creature comes close…
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we're Human. = Sin as defined by Christians are the same as "character flaws" of some Philosophies (Buddhism, Taoism, etc)and can be rectified by own self without self from supernatural beings. Can you go one week without telling a lie or doing anything bad? If so, then you are perfect. Sin is defi…
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From my understanding this question shows a lack of comprehension. Lucifer, or Satan, is refusing to play God's game. That's what rebellion is. Nonetheless, if God maps out Lucifer's will, limited by his own, God's, I mean, constraints, then all Lucifer, or Satan, if that applies as appropriate, …
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SEE AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL! And if you possibly can, find someone trained by Dr. Robert Hare of Canada; he has developed a specialized type of therapy that will help child psychopaths (sociopaths) veer off the destructive path and have the best life the illness allows! Arguably, he is th…
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Religion expresses a belief in a god or gods, and other supernatural phenomena such as miracles, angels, and devils/ demons. Atheism simply means that we disbelieve in gods, etc.
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Cult Watch:10 Points to look out for in your group members1.) Obsession about group or the leader putting it above most other considerations.2.) Member�s individual identity becomes increasingly fused with the group, the leader and/or God followed by the group. Cloning of the group members or lead…
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It is not necessarily a bad thing that someone is trying to convert you. Some conversions can be good, eg convert you to eat more healthily. Any type of conversion should be taken with cautious skepticism at first. These are some signs that someone may be trying to convert you to something that isn…
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God doesn't work that way. Your ex may someday figure it out, but if he doesn't, then it is one thing that happens to test your character. How you deal with it will be the important issue when you die and God asks if you did the best you could in this life.  If you have a relationship with Go…
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God gave us life and choice. You can expect more of whatever your attention is on. We have the universal laws to guide us. The best use of attention is on seeking to understand. We really can have anything we desire.
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Before God created the heavens and earth that we know, He had already created vast kingdoms and realms beyond us. He interacted with these beings in perfect harmony. He is God of the heavenly armies and rules kingdoms, powers and dominions in the spiritual realm. Sin or death did not exist anywhere.…
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I think that there's one common teaching in most and that is to "to love thy neighbor....," although it seems that most choose to turn a blind eye. _____ Yes, many do. For instance, most Christians (Catholic, Baptists, Protestants) believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and son of God. Jews and …
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It's true what he says. Everyday is a day that we Christians should worship God. There also is a day called the Sabbath. Its a day of rest, no working, and worshiping God. On the seventh day of Creation God rested and in the Ten Commandments it also says to Honor the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.…
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Jehovah's Witnesses are religious people often identified with their public "house to house" preaching. Jehovah's Witnesses believe in the Bible as the Word of God. They consider its 66 books to be inspired and historically accurate. Some 7 million persons strong, they are present in over 236 lands…
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Please do not include comments that do not answer this question. Opinions from contributors: Opinion Humans have always been very curious about their origins. With the advent of science, not only human origins can be investigated but also the origins of the Earth and Universe. Obviously why the w…
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: Based on immediacyStop breathing as much as you can. You will realize.: A simple answer   Life is as precious as you make it.The value depends on what value, you give it.: Value based on the merits of progress   Life is invaluable.Consider intelligent life and the meaning, purpose, a…
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Spiritual Dress Code Spirituality does not have any effect at all on how you dress. However, there are many religious instructions written thousands of years ago that demand women be as covered as possible. Men are only required to dress nicely. The verses both in the Koran as well as the Tanak(Chr…
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Answer Yes, everyone does. They just need to find their mission. Or else, they'd be sheep, herded by the ideas and wishes of someone else's mission. Answer Yes. Even a baby who is born and dies within minutes has a purpose (whether to teach someone else a lesson or to experience a body if …
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He hears them and answers, even if you don't like the answer.Sometimes the answer is "yes." Sometimes the answer is "no." Sometimes the answer is "not yet."No matter what, God's answer is the best for us, even if we may not see it that way at the time.The most important thing for anyone, though, is …
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One View: God is one thing and science is another. They do not match. I chose not to believe in God for the time being because its existence doesn't make sense. It's like an enemy of reason (using this from Richard Dawkins). I am far from the idea Richard Dawkins has of religion, but I agree that h…
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New York Settlers ReligionThey were either Puritans, Quakers, Protestants, or LutheranAnd also Morgans
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