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Chinese Christians are converting by the Millions!
#61
Fredledingue Wrote:Armadillo: God is transcendant to all religions, that's why he can't care less about what religion you follow (as long as it's monotheist -LOL-).
I would argue that He is transcendant to all denominations of His religion. But He expects loyalty to His religion. IMHO.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#62
Fredledingue Wrote:Armadillo: God is transcendant to all religions, that's why he can't care less about what religion you follow (as long as it's monotheist -LOL-).
I would argue that He is transcendant to all denominations of His religion. But He expects loyalty to His religion. IMHO.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#63
God has no religion.
Religion is a thing of the humans, invented, modified and adapted to current needs by humans. So are books, holly shrines, reliques and so on.
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#64
God has no religion.
Religion is a thing of the humans, invented, modified and adapted to current needs by humans. So are books, holly shrines, reliques and so on.
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#65
Fred,

I don't know,that would mean God doesn't care for His creation wouldn't it?

He could let us know if you were right or Dillo and I couldn't He?

Instead of just speculation?
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#66
Fred,

I don't know,that would mean God doesn't care for His creation wouldn't it?

He could let us know if you were right or Dillo and I couldn't He?

Instead of just speculation?
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#67
Believeing in God is a belief not a religion. Thus God is free to believe that he exists without the help of a religion.
Do you realy think that God practices a religion? Seriousely.
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#68
Believeing in God is a belief not a religion. Thus God is free to believe that he exists without the help of a religion.
Do you realy think that God practices a religion? Seriousely.
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#69
Fred.

re·li·gion
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

The belief in God is a religion. God is the object of worship and the purpose of the religion.
If you believe in God you have a religion. If you have no religion you have no belief in God.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#70
Fred.

re·li·gion
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

The belief in God is a religion. God is the object of worship and the purpose of the religion.
If you believe in God you have a religion. If you have no religion you have no belief in God.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#71
No,I believe He desires we honor Him properly as the creator should be. An analogy would be my honoring my parents,which I believe is appropriate.

To think otherwise assumes atheism is accurate or that God doesn't care for what He created or has interest only in a secretive handful of mysterious initiates,etc..

Since neither of those propositions makes sense to me,I think a revealed "religion" is appropriate.

It's simply which one to me.
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#72
No,I believe He desires we honor Him properly as the creator should be. An analogy would be my honoring my parents,which I believe is appropriate.

To think otherwise assumes atheism is accurate or that God doesn't care for what He created or has interest only in a secretive handful of mysterious initiates,etc..

Since neither of those propositions makes sense to me,I think a revealed "religion" is appropriate.

It's simply which one to me.
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#73
are you not an atheist when it comes to the gods of other religions? why don't you honor vishnu properly? he's the creator, he desires your devotion. you know what your belief in a false god is? bad karma.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#74
are you not an atheist when it comes to the gods of other religions? why don't you honor vishnu properly? he's the creator, he desires your devotion. you know what your belief in a false god is? bad karma.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#75
Armadillo Wrote:The belief in God is a religion. God is the object of worship and the purpose of the religion.
If you believe in God you have a religion. If you have no religion you have no belief in God.

There is no god in Buddhism, it like Jainism or Daoism, is an atheistic religion.
"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire
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#76
Back to topic: China has made everything in 50 years of Maoism to end the local religion.
No surprise then, that they join a new, foreign one.

At least they import something...
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#77
Monsieur Le Tonk Wrote:There is no god in Buddhism, it like Jainism or Daoism, is an atheistic religion.
They worship people or things. They are not atheistic but pagan.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#78
I think almost all the eastern religions are based on the synthesis of Plato's and Homer's ideas aren't they?

Material is evil,escape from the material is the goal,there is an eternal status in disembodied form,etc?
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#79
No, Pagan is a derogatory Christian term for those who worship gods other than the Christian one.
An atheistic religion is one that has no deity at its heart, from the Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.
"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire
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#80
Tonk,

Aren't they pantheists though? Except for Hindus?

I thought they saw the creation as God. How can that be atheist?
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