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Old Yesterday, 12:00 PM
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Location: Germany
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The first poster to respond to the OP IS Muslim.
Thank you for reminding me, I had forgot. But my point still stands, Ozzy was only talking about the Bible. Which is a problem when two other religions have (in theory) the same god, but use different religious texts.
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The God of Abraham was the one who led Abraham away from his father's religion.

Abraham followed God in his own unique way, in ways that he learned by a personal relationship not depending upon other people's information. For Abraham's seed to bless all future peoples, then they would also need to have their own personal relationship with this same God. Such that even members of these major religions are blessed whenever they interact in this personal relationship.

Maybe that is what Jesus meant when he responded to the Pharisees who asked him about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jesus said that it was the God "of the living, not the dead" whom they should follow.

Maybe what it really means is that the patriarchs should only be our models of inspiration in following God on our own in the same way that they did, and not by listening to other people's own stories. Because all stories are eventually stories about dead people. But God is for the living, not the dead.

What do you think of this proposal?
I'd rather listen to "other people's own stories that are eventually stories about dead people" if it's all the same to you.
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Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM
 
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Again, which god?
There is only one. I learned in middle school history of all places that all religions were different aspects of the same God.

But I know that idea bothers you because it probably doesn't fit into the "divide and conquer" strategy that I image atheistic fundies must love trying to use.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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There is only one. I learned in middle school history of all places that all religions were different aspects of the same God.

But I know that idea bothers you because it probably doesn't fit into the "divide and conquer" strategy that I image atheistic fundies must love trying to use.
No. The Buddhist religion is not a god-based religion.
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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There is only one. I learned in middle school history of all places that all religions were different aspects of the same God.

But I know that idea bothers you because it probably doesn't fit into the "divide and conquer" strategy that I image atheistic fundies must love trying to use.
I'm glad you and the Jehovah Witnesses are so buddy buddy. Peas in a pod.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
 
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There is only one. I learned in middle school history of all places that all religions were different aspects of the same God.

But I know that idea bothers you because it probably doesn't fit into the "divide and conquer" strategy that I image atheistic fundies must love trying to use.
Are the religions with multiple God's the same as the God of all the monotheism ones? Is the Goddess that is the diety of some pagan religions the same God? The God of the Diest which is non interference the same as the personal god of most religions which gets personally involved,


Honest questions because I was never taught that so without asking I am left without your knowledge. Is the only one God accepted by most theist?

Is this another of your neutral posts that any questioning or refuting will be viewed as another attack? Assume that divide and conquer is your own wonderful idea. Guess it's atheists behind all the religious wars and the New Zealand mosque shooting, trying to divide the unfortunate believers who never are able to live in peace.
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Old Yesterday, 09:01 PM
 
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Note that I'm saying this as a poster, not as a mod, but is it really necessary to bring "is there any evidence of God" into every single thread on R&S?

That's not the point of the OP's post. It's coming from the assumption that God exists, yes, but it's not necessary to prove the existence of a God (or of Abraham or Adam for that matter) to continue the conversation.

There are several religions that trace their origins to the story of a man named Abraham who left his polytheistic homeland after being contacted by who he came to believe was the one true God and from which these monotheistic religions sprang. Discussion of the nature of that God is appropriate for this forum.

Why not save the "prove God exists!" stuff for the threads dedicated to that discussion.
I am out of giving you reps - but Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM
 
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Are the religions with multiple God's the same as the God of all the monotheism ones? Is the Goddess that is the diety of some pagan religions the same God? The God of the Diest which is non interference the same as the personal god of most religions which gets personally involved,
Just read what I said again, and you will see that your question doesn't even apply.
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Old Yesterday, 11:38 PM
 
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Just read what I said again, and you will see that your question doesn't even apply.

Nice to be told that by the Worlds top authority of God's and goddesses.
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Old Today, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Because my question is directed for the main Religion forum, which is primarily atheist.
Well if this forum is primarily atheist, anyone with half a brain cell would have expected a backlash when starting a thread with a positive claim about a god - dontcha think?
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