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Old January 3rd, 2017, 02:52 PM   #21
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The Abrahamic cults (aside from Christianity) are racist (favoring semites)
Get with the times!!! NOBODY on planet Earth identifies themself as a Semite, nor has done so in hundreds of years! - hello?!
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Old January 4th, 2017, 10:01 AM   #22
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The Abrahamic cults (aside from Christianity) are racist (favoring semites), sexist, warmongers, engage in cultural appropriation and have 0 tolerance for outside faiths...
calling them cults is a pejorative way to diminish them and build up your own faith.
the rest is very broad brush don't you think?

anyways you are entitled to your own opinion about it. I said you were sounding like a zealot, not that you are one.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 10:08 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=David;63785] This is most obvious with Christians as they are the dominant religion. Even the most fundamentalist, sectarian Christian can be seen going on about Karma (Buddhist; Atheist), cultivating a zen garden at home (Shinto; Pagan) and doing Yoga at the gym (Hindu; Utterly unrelated to Abrahamism).

maybe Christians are just more open-minded than you suspected.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 05:13 PM   #24
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I had an epiphany in my younger days when perusing a magazine (maybe national geographic) that delved into a tribe of people who ascribed to the Christian Faith. I can't remember where they hailed, maybe new guinea, but they wore no clothes except penis sheaths or base loin cloths. But they knew Jesus died for their sins and readily accepted this need, and the closure of this.

I thought, hmmm. People can be Christians even with non-Christian beliefs or traditions, and that's Ok.

It makes sense, If you consider that Jesus' disciples asked him what commandments where most important and his reply was that there were two. in essence:

-Love God
-Love people
And people can be non-Christians with Christian beliefs or traditions.

Although traditional religions fill me with disgust and loathing, I regard with gentle benignity religions regarded as metaphors. It is just uncritical belief in literal dogmas which I regard as Satanic.

I cannot think of anything more abominable and idolatrous and offensive to any possible Deity worthy of respect as those who believe that a form of words or ritual is more important than a human life.

Somewhere in the Shorter Catachism of the Anglican Church occurs:

"What is the purpose of life?"
(answer): "To glorify God and enjoy Him forever".

Well, the word "God" to me is meaningless, and just a muddle of oxymorons.
However, if I make a slight change, I can agree whole-heartedly:

To glorify Divine Beauty, and enjoy it forever.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 06:44 AM   #25
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And people can be non-Christians with Christian beliefs or traditions.
Not true. It is like saying if Christians believe when you throw a ball in the air it will come back down, and you believes it, therefore you have a Christian belief. No, you simply have a common belief - hello?!
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