How Can a Sceptic Be a Believe...

How can a sceptic be a believer?   What a question!!!!
moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
66-70, F
7 Responses May 15, 2007

Well, I'll talk to my resident alien this evening and get "the skinny" on everything. LOL

Hmmmm, an interesting thought - the aliens are watching us go thru our religious wars and stuff just for their entertainment. In the Bible somewhere it mentions other planets can see us - this might be what it's all about? At this point in time - my mind is cooked by the hellish weather we are having.

There are as many as a person chooses to have - simple as that. Religion was set up to control people through fear - another simplicity. It does have it's good points in that it does set up a structure which promotes "goodness". I have been a reverend in my own church and know how they are set up and the reasons for them. My particular church was set up to get a bingo parlor going - only the people who set it up didn't know that another religion had already set up exclusions for bingo parlors in the area for churches other than that religion. My church did a lot of good - we helped the poor and all of that but unless more and more members are brought in - and the fundraisers get more funds - the church goes the way of any other entity trying to use "God" as a business.

An Update on Three Major Religions and the Amount of peace that we find within their basic tenents. <br />
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Buddha taught the 8 fold path of compassion and peace. The underlying truth being knowledge of self and emotional work to get rid of all that would keep you <br />
from loving yourself and others. It is the most peaceful of all religions today. Men and women possessed property and position in the community and religion. <br />
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Jesus taught forgiveness, compassion, and God centereness instead of self centerdness; he did not teach peace. He even said that his work would cause divisions and the book of Revelation says that at his second coming, he will be a warrior come to collect the living faithful remaining on the earth, but that his glory will slay the unfaithful. Men and women worshiped together, held positons in the community and church, and owned property, but women could not speak in the church. They could not gain an education except from their parents or husband. In church, they had to wear a head covering. Today, the main ine christian religions<br />
try to present the loving, forgiving and compassionate nature of Christ. There are no crusades now. For the most part christianity is peacable and generous toward all faiths. <br />
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Judaism taught God centeredness, pursuit of knowledge, and that they are the apple of God's eye and God will fight for them. They had prophets that would chastise the Kings when they moved away from making God their center. They prophesied calamities that came true. Their government included protection of all, even those of a different religion, but when the kings were doing God's will, they did not tolerate other religious practices in their country. Any necromancer or witch was to be killed. Men and women held positions in the community and syogogue and had jobs and property. Men and women wore head coverings in the synogogue. Men always wore theirs. Women gained an education from their parents or husband. <br />
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Mohammed taught God centeredness, faithful practices, <br />
and that he is The Prophet of God, therefore the mouthpiece of the true word of God. He tries to prove this claim by showing writings that an angel supposedly caused him to write. Everything that he said is recorded by what are termed "The Friends of the Prophet". Men and women are different. Men are the leader of the home, period. Not only their wives but ALL WOMEN are below any man. Therefore, each individual woman, must obey ANY MAN, if her husbaned is not available to tell her what to do. A man can have as many as 4 wives. Women apparently have only one husband. It is considered the woman's fault if a man has impure thoughts. Therefore, every effort is done to make certain that a man does not see any part of a woman, unless it is his own wife. <br />
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Women may receive property passed down to them. They rarely buy their own property by using their own funds that they themselves created through work. <br />
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Women must cover their heads. In some places they must cover their faces and entire bodies as well. <br />
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In some places, an act of nature, such as a wind, or a fire, has caused women to temporarily go without the mandatory covering. In these cases the women were shot. <br />
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Mohammed said that God's people are to live at peace with those who do not know God, but that once they have heard about God, if they do not believe AND become Muslim, have nothing to do with them. Do not be a friend to such a one. <br />
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Kill anyone who renouces the Muslim faith. <br />
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This is not a religion of peace.<br />
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Each RELIGION is obviously set up to maintain itself and its government. <br />
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How true are the claims?<br />
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The angel Gabriel supposedly came to Mary the mother of Jesus. An angel supposedly came to Mohammed.<br />
An angel supposedly came to Joseph Smith. <br />
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How many Gods are there?<br />
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R

They believe they are a sceptic LoL

That's because I choose to believe in God, Buddha, probably not Allah - his people seem too mean, mostly God and Buddha. I decided long ago that if someone is out there saying they "have the truth" and if I don't believe in them - I'll cross my fingers and say OK - let them go their way feeling they have proselytized one more person to their way of thinking. Then I will think my own thoughts and go my own way without them bothering me to think as they do. That comes from being raised in a cult that "had the truth".

Come on, answer in the manner it was posed . LoL<br />
Show that bright mind.... <br />
Actually after a few of our chats I accuse you of being a unrependant Sceptical Beleiver. How could that be she exclaimed prettily????<br />
Why because, You are sceptical of religion , but beleive in God! Therefore it's twue lol Tis you afterall Dx