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Old 02-17-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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An example of over the top, folks.


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if you need to rent a place to live
you found only one place in the whole universe and no other place will be available until the last day of life.

the owner of the place accepted to rent you the place forever with some rules you have to follow as
long as you are in his place otherwise he has the right to take out

I think this is fair and logically accepted

This place is this planet (earth)
And the owner of the planet is Allah (God) the creator

We do not own the planet he is the owner
And the rules are found in his holy book via his messengers via the holy sprit

As a matter of fact it is not only the planet the we do not own , also we do not own our selves , he is
the owner of us

We belong to Allah and to him we shall return
So we have to submit ourselves to him with pleasure and satisfaction and live according to his rules
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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To imagine that God is "angry" is truly a retrograde idea hatched by a mind warped by exposure to lots of human evil and ignorance. Why would the Almighty be "angry" at the actions of puny pissant humans?

As if the directions given by God to humans hasn't been extremely limited and selective as to its recipients. Wouldn't God be inclined to give most of the human race a bit of slack.

God's told us what he expects of us. Neither you or I can live by those standards. Why wouldn't he be angry? He's given you 66 books and thousands of years of tradition.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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God's told us what he expects of us. Neither you or I can live by those standards. Why wouldn't he be angry? He's given you 66 books and thousands of years of tradition.

But hasn't appeared in over 2000 yrs, and then thru an avatar, to simple shepards of an ancient, undereducated, highly influenced society with little means and a lot of desperations and fears.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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But hasn't appeared in over 2000 yrs, and then thru an avatar, to simple shepards of an ancient, undereducated, highly influenced society with little means and a lot of desperations and fears.

He works every day in this world. If you care to look.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ont., Canada
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Religion~manmade~misrepresentation of God=confusion

Relationship~Godinspired~revelation=bondage breaking truth
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Being saved from the wrath of an angry God is a good thing.
Sounds like that dude missed quite a few hugs when he was small.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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It seems to me that religion is all about "hell", "sins", ... so, what's good about religion?
It helps in controlling a lot of people that are incapable of thinking for themselves.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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It helps in controlling a lot of people that are incapable of thinking for themselves.

... and has thus become the disease for which it was supposedly a cure (all).

Sad.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Sounds like that dude missed quite a few hugs when he was small.
irony may still be alright, but sarcasm adds insult to injury.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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... and has thus become the disease for which it was supposedly a cure (all).

Sad.
True. I think religion and the belief in deities had far more utility back in the days when man was but small groups of hunter-gatherers or small agrarian villages. Now? Not so much, though sadly the old superstitions continue to stick around.
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