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(10-06-2017 12:06 AM)Jjoey52 Wrote:  
(10-05-2017 08:34 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  Wasn't the Vegas shooter a Christian.


Nice try, but he was an atheist. Also, a registered Democrat.


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(10-05-2017 06:48 PM)umbluegray Wrote:  Wow! NYTs no less.
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The article itself points out there's a disconnect between what the Quran actually says and how Islamic governments operate:

Quote:I argued that Muslims must uphold freedom of conscience, in line with the Quranic dictum “No compulsion in religion.” I said that apostasy should not be punished by death, as it is in Saudi Arabia, or with “rehabilitation,” as it is in Malaysia. The practice of Islam must be on the basis of freedom, not coercion, and governments shouldn’t police religion or morality.

I'm not a religious person, but I don't see too much of a difference between the essence of Islam and most other major religions. The way I see it, religion is a good guideline on how to live your life: Don't lie, treat your neighbor how you'd like to be treated, respect your elders, etc... Most religions have this in common. It also serves as a way to explain the great mysterious unknowns in our lives.

And then along the course of the life of a religion, it gets hijacked and spun by a political entity with the goal of subjugating the population and keeping the ruling class in power. That's what I see happening in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, etc..
10-06-2017 10:52 AM
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(10-06-2017 10:52 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  I'm not a religious person, but I don't see too much of a difference between the essence of Islam and most other major religions.

Then you have a self inflicted blind spot which may be record breaking.

Quote:The way I see it, religion is a good guideline on how to live your life: Don't lie, treat your neighbor how you'd like to be treated, respect your elders, etc...

That's not religion or theology...
10-06-2017 11:19 AM
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(10-06-2017 11:19 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(10-06-2017 10:52 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  I'm not a religious person, but I don't see too much of a difference between the essence of Islam and most other major religions.

Then you have a self inflicted blind spot which may be record breaking.

Quote:The way I see it, religion is a good guideline on how to live your life: Don't lie, treat your neighbor how you'd like to be treated, respect your elders, etc...

That's not religion or theology...

Hmm, I don't know. I do know though that you will find these attributes that we are told to follow in the Bible. Even Jesus talked about them because they are in the Ten Commandments and the two most important commandments that Jesus mentioned, i.e., love God, love your neighbor.
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(10-06-2017 12:11 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  
(10-06-2017 11:19 AM)Bull_Is_Back Wrote:  
(10-06-2017 10:52 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  I'm not a religious person, but I don't see too much of a difference between the essence of Islam and most other major religions.

Then you have a self inflicted blind spot which may be record breaking.

Quote:The way I see it, religion is a good guideline on how to live your life: Don't lie, treat your neighbor how you'd like to be treated, respect your elders, etc...

That's not religion or theology...

Hmm, I don't know. I do know though that you will find these attributes that we are told to follow in the Bible. Even Jesus talked about them because they are in the Ten Commandments and the two most important commandments that Jesus mentioned, i.e., love God, love your neighbor.

I would just point out that those are great and all, but according to Jesus himself, that alone will not get you salvation in the hereafter. You must admit you are a sinner, even if you love God, and lover your neighbor as you lover yourself. And you must accept the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross as payment for your sin. Several places in the New Testament we are told that works without faith is not enough.
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You're reading more into my post than what I wrote. I never said that doing good will get you into heaven.

Read it again.
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(10-06-2017 12:27 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  You're reading more into my post than what I wrote. I never said that doing good will get you into heaven.

Read it again.

Sorry, didn't mean to infer something you didn't imply. Just drawing a distinction between Islam and Christianity. As you may know, Islam is all about works.
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(10-06-2017 12:06 AM)Jjoey52 Wrote:  
(10-05-2017 08:34 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  Wasn't the Vegas shooter a Christian.


Nice try, but he was an atheist. Also, a registered Democrat.


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NRA guy.
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(10-06-2017 12:39 PM)Ohio Poly Wrote:  
(10-06-2017 12:06 AM)Jjoey52 Wrote:  
(10-05-2017 08:34 PM)cb4029 Wrote:  Wasn't the Vegas shooter a Christian.


Nice try, but he was an atheist. Also, a registered Democrat.


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NRA guy.

I heard a report yesterday that the NRA gives (on average) 3 mill per year to over 400 congressmen and senators. So that means they give to democrats as well as republicans.
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