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Old 10-24-2017, 04:37 PM
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Can't imagine another religion being better than complete forgiveness for sin by a gracious and loving God.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:40 PM
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Can't imagine another religion being better than complete forgiveness for sin by a gracious and loving God.
Try not sinning in the first place.

Think of how pleased your god would be.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:53 PM
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Try not sinning in the first place.

Think of how pleased your god would be.
Not possible. I'm not arrogant enough to say I don't sin.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:07 PM
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Not possible. I'm not arrogant enough to say I don't sin.
And why won't you stop?
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:08 PM
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And why won't you stop?
For the same reason you don't. I'd like to, but the human race is stained with sin.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:35 PM
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For the same reason you don't. I'd like to, but the human race is stained with sin.
Oh, I stopped ages ago. It was a relief, I tell ya' what.

I mean, you have a rule book, right? One that you believe was inspired by your god. It's chockfull of dos and don'ts. Right there in black and white.

And you still insist on sinning.

Just think. If you stopped, he wouldn't have to be allatime forgiving and gracious. He'd have more time to spend on doing stuff he'd prefer - like fishing or smoking a bit of weed and glomming the universe. Or all three.

Think about it.

YOU have the power to make your god happy.

Just say "no" to sin.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Can't imagine another religion being better than complete forgiveness for sin by a gracious and loving God.
I dont think that really answered the question. Is there nothing about another religion that you find appealing without leaving yours. As a non believer I find the music is some very appealing, the chanting at synagogues, some of the ceremony of the Catholic Church and as a kid I liked the steep roof of the Lutheran Church was fun to play on.

It would be interesting to see some Sinto ceremonies. I also find the entire sweat lodge and pow wow of the Plains First Nations fascinating but no Sun Dance thank you.

BF I'd rather be a good person and make amends with any I slighted or harmed. No need to be perfect.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Yes, I have a Baha'i quote on my refrigerator.
Which one? Post it, please.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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Can't imagine another religion being better than complete forgiveness for sin by a gracious and loving God.
You know, it really doesn't take anything away from your religion to acknowledge that which is good in other religions.

I'm not sure how many here are familiar with Krister Stendahl. He was a Swedish theologian, New Testament scholar, Church of Sweden Bishop of Stockholm, and professor emeritus at Harvard Divinity School. In a 1985 press conference in Stockholm, he described three rules of religious understanding.
Here they are:

1. When you are trying to understand another religion, you should ask the adherents of that religion and not its enemies.
2. Don't compare your best to their worst.
3. Leave room for "holy envy."

#3 meant that you should be willing to recognize elements in other people's faith traditions that you admire and would like to see reflected in your own religion. That's what this thread is all about, even if the OP didn't realize it.

I am quite sure that Stendahl, as a very devout Christian, didn't think that his religion was second-rate. He was simply secure enough in his own faith that he was able to look for that which is admirable in faiths other than his own.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:55 PM
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As an ex-Catholic, I still have a fondness for churches and cathedrals. Stained glass does wonderful things with light (or vice versa). I'm a fan of wood and have spent a night or three sleeping on church pews. And I like incense and voices raised in song.
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