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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hilarious......................intolerance and threats of violence in present day America, all because of religion.



http://www.break.com/index/jewish-gi...ts.html?mrr=we
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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that was funny stuff.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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my preferred video on religious tolerance

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:57 AM   #4
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Hilarious......................intolerance and threats of violence in present day America, all because of religion.



http://www.break.com/index/jewish-gi...ts.html?mrr=we
Yep, there's lots of intolerant people out there, and many of them are very religious.
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my preferred video on religious tolerance
He reminds me about why I have a difficult time accepting one religion as the ultimate truth. Why did one small band of middle eastern goat herders get all the right answers while the rest of the millions of people in the world were allowed to wander off and make up their own answers?
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He reminds me about why I have a difficult time accepting one religion as the ultimate truth. Why did one small band of middle eastern goat herders get all the right answers while the rest of the millions of people in the world were allowed to wander off and make up their own answers?
Nice to see I didn't get slammed for whatever reason. LOL
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He reminds me about why I have a difficult time accepting one religion as the ultimate truth. Why did one small band of middle eastern goat herders get all the right answers while the rest of the millions of people in the world were allowed to wander off and make up their own answers?
Someone has to be right... and people that don't believe in any sort of supreme being are actually the minority at 11.9% according to Encyclopædia Britannica in 2005.
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Someone has to be right... and people that don't believe in any sort of supreme being are actually the minority at 11.9% according to Encyclopędia Britannica in 2005.
Non-religious is the fastest growing group in America...it's up to 16%.

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Someone has to be right... and people that don't believe in any sort of supreme being are actually the minority at 11.9% according to Encyclopędia Britannica in 2005.


Maybe those that do not believe are the ones who are right
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Non-religious is the fastest growing group in America...it's up to 16%.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0...n_n_88540.html
"Non-affiliated", not necessarily "non-religious"
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Someone has to be right... and people that don't believe in any sort of supreme being are actually the minority at 11.9% according to Encyclopædia Britannica in 2005.
Why? Isn't it possible that God revealed himself to different people in different ways? Isn't it possible that maybe they all started out with the same message but that it got perverted over time and ended up different? Isn't it even possible that there is more than one god? Is there any reason for me to believe that any one religion is "right" while all others are "wrong" besides for the fact that the ancient texts of the more popular ones survived better than the others?

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Hilarious......................intolerance and threats of violence in present day America, all because of religion.



http://www.break.com/index/jewish-gi...ts.html?mrr=we
Is that a picture of the girl? She's very cute!
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Why? Isn't it possible that God revealed himself to different people in different ways? Isn't it possible that maybe they all started out with the same message but that it got perverted over time and ended up different? Isn't it even possible that there are most than one god? Is there any reason for me to believe that any one religion is "right" while all others are "wrong" besides for the fact that the ancient texts of the more popular ones survived better than the others?
no. only Christianity is right.
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Maybe those that do not believe are the ones who are right

Maybe.
Maybe not.
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no. only Christianity is right.

Some day you'll say that and mean it.
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no. only Christianity is right.
However:

1) Muslims are the most numerous religion on the earth today
2) Islam has some pretty intolerant dogma
3) Islam is increasingly falling under the influence of a radical minority, who especially embrace the intolerant dogma

So, Christianity - where the outspoken, intolerant types make up a small, but highly vocal minority - is less of a threat.

However, in the western world (especially the U.S.) it's "open season" on Christianity because there are no limitations. There's no Christian version of "antisemitism" and Christians don't riot in large numbers and burn things over cartoons.
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Why? Isn't it possible that the things on the X files are revealed to different people in different ways? Isn't it possible that maybe they all started out with the same message but that it got perverted over time and ended up different? Isn't it even possible that there is more than one ET? Is there any reason for me to believe that any one story of bigfoot is "right" while all others are "wrong" besides for the fact that the ancient texts of the more popular ones survived better than the others?

I guess you could be right.
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However:

1) Muslims are the most numerous religion on the earth today
2) Islam has some pretty intolerant dogma
3) Islam is increasingly falling under the influence of a radical minority, who especially embrace the intolerant dogma

So, Christianity - where the outspoken, intolerant types make up a small, but highly vocal minority - is less of a threat.

However, in the western world (especially the U.S.) it's "open season" on Christianity because there are no limitations. There's no Christian version of "antisemitism" and Christians don't riot in large numbers and burn things over cartoons.
I'm thinking some Christians should get together and kill a slug of people ie World Trade Center style, that way they could get liberal government protection.
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He reminds me about why I have a difficult time accepting one religion as the ultimate truth. Why did one small band of middle eastern goat herders get all the right answers while the rest of the millions of people in the world were allowed to wander off and make up their own answers?
Consider the law of non-contradiction. If I claim the world is round, and someone else claims it is flat, it surely cannot be both at the same time. So either it is round, or it is flat. Just because people argue over it, or just because the actual answer may not seem as likely to you as to others, does not make it false.

What makes something true or false is the value of its claim and the content of its proof.
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Why? Isn't it possible that God revealed himself to different people in different ways? Isn't it possible that maybe they all started out with the same message but that it got perverted over time and ended up different? Isn't it even possible that there is more than one god? Is there any reason for me to believe that any one religion is "right" while all others are "wrong" besides for the fact that the ancient texts of the more popular ones survived better than the others?
Sure, God revealed himself to Moses in a burning bush. God revealed himself to Pilate as a suffering servant. God revealed himself to me through his Holy Spirit.

The reason everything DIDN'T get perverted over time is because we still have ALL the ancient stories. Jews believe in the limitations of their text, Muslims added to it, and Christians took it to completion. I suppose that one could argue that since Jews and Muslims do not follow Jesus, that they indeed follow a perverted version.

It is not possible to have more than one God because, again, of the law of noncontradiction.

There is no issue with the survivability of god texts, because they are here. The only question to ask is WHERE TRUTH IS. So we need to evaluate the messenger and the baking of the messenger.
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