Scientists Say Belief in God Is Hard Wired In Human DNA

August 9, 2014

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3877041-post41.html

http://www.atheistrepublic.com/news/scientists-say-atheism-isn-t-real-all-people-innately-believe-god

“Scientists Say Everyone Believes in God”!
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Originally Posted by paarsurrey
We can safely conclude that belief in One-True-God is the original position.

Originally Posted by Sunstone
Do you mean in much the same sense that cognitive biases can be considered “the original position”?

Paarsurrey wrote:

Since man evolved in millions of years; one could be named a man distinct from animal when he got to the stage distinctly and starkly different from the animal. That epoch making event came when the one-True-Go had a Converse with man through a prophet named Adam.

In this sense it is the original position.

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Is Islam a universal religion?

August 7, 2014

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Paarsurrey wrote:

Yes; it is.

There were religions which were intended for a specific region and time.

Like the religion of Moses (known as Judaism) and the religion of Zoroaster (known as Zoroastrianism); their founders did receive Word of Revelation from the One-True-God.

But they were not intended for the whole world or for indefinite time in future.

They were to be merged with the Universal or Global religion to come.

Their founders, hence, neither took measures to preserve the Word Revealed on them nor did they themselves prophesy that it will remain preserved.

The languages in which their Revelation was originally received became dead to the extent that at some points in the history it was known to the clergy only; if at all later attempts were made to revive them the meaning of the words was quite different than the original hence instead of giving clarity to the text; it became a source of further corruption.

The vagaries of time accelerated their natural death.

Their followers adopted measures that instead of making them global; made them even narrower.

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What would you do, if God asked you to kill a person?

July 31, 2014

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Originally Posted by Hay85
God ordered Abraham to kill his son. And Abraham was intentioned to obey.
Would you obey too?
This question is addressed to those who believe in God, (Jews, Muslims, Christians)

Paarsurrey wrote:

Torah is neither authored by Abraham nor by Moses. Its different books have been authored by anonymous narrators and the scribes. It is not the original Word of God in the original language revealed.

Dreams and visions are always or most often interpretable.

It only meant that Abraham and his offspring shall have to face hardships in the path of God (Allah Yahweh Tao) and would have to devout their lives; in service of the humanity for its ethical, moral and spiritual uplift.

Abraham and Ishmael were sure about it from their experience with the One-True-God; they knew that the He won’t let them accomplish an unreasonable act; and would bring out reasonable solution of the matter.

And the act of Abraham sacrificing his son Ishmael never happened in literal and real terms.

Abraham and his progeny did devote their lives to the cause of religion and that is how it took place in real terms; and that is what one should focus on.

The matter of as to how to interpret such dreams and visions was settled for all times.

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Judaism: land grabbing in the name of Jacob (aka Israel) or Abraham

July 31, 2014

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Paarsurrey wrote:

Judaism: land grabbing in the name of Jacob (aka Israel) or Abraham

Are Jews/Judaism people doing it exactly?

Your thoughts, please

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http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3863513-post2.html

Paarsurrey wrote:

Abraham was a righteous person.

He was chosen by G-d. He was assigned some area for his ministry by G-d. He never took it that that land was allotted to him as a estate to rule or to occupy it.

When his wife Sarah died he purchased land in Hebron from the Hittites to bury his wife Sarah; which was only located within Canaan. If Canaan was allotted to him by G-d or to his descendants; then he should have no need to buy the piece of land for burying his wife.

That clearly show that Abraham was not a land grabber (nor Isaac nor Jacob) and he knew what was actually meant by G-d by saying that G-d has given him Canaan or his descendants;it was for spiritual reformation; not as an estate.

The corrupt narrators/scribes/clergy whose real business is land-grabbing made it up as if that land has been allotted by G-d to Abraham for ruling and occupying as an estate to displace the people who were lawfully already living there.

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http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3863516-post3.html

Paarsurrey wrote:

Genesis – Chapter 23:17-20

17. And so the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, facing Mamre, was established (as Abraham’s possession). [This included] the field and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within its entire border around.
18. [It was] to Abraham as a possession before the eyes of the sons of Heth, in the presence of all who had come within the gate of his city.
19. And afterwards, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre, which is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.
20. And the field and the cave within it were established to Abraham as burial property, [purchased] from the sons of Heth.

Genesis – Chapter 23 (Parshah Chayei Sarah) – Tanakh Online – Torah – Bible

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Hay85 wrote:

well…God loves all the people of the world. The concept of “a chosen people” is devilish.
By the way the old testament is full of anti-Christian things. How can it be considered believable?

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/8218

Adam and Eve: did Torah copy or plagiarize the story?

July 30, 2014

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3862440-post1.html

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Paarsurrey wrote:

The latest research tells us:

Adam And Eve Lived In Africa, But Probably Did Not Know Each Other: Scientists

The most recent common ancestor of men, called Adam, lived almost 120,000 years ago, and chances are that he did not meet or interact with Eve, who lived around 99,000 to 148,000 years ago, a new research indicates.

http://www.ibtimes.com/adam-eve-lived-africa-probably-did-not-know-each-other-scientists-1369497

The most pertinent question therefore would be; where did Jewish Bible or Torah get the story of Adam and Eve from?

Where from it copied?

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0% verses of Quran have been copied or plagiarized from Torah

July 30, 2014

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3862464-post165.html

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Paarsurrey wrote:

I quoted following short chapters from Quran in this thread:

1. 1. Al-Fatihah
2. 114. Al-Nas
3. 113. Al-Falaq
4. 112. Al-Ikhlas
5. 111. Al-Lahab

Our Jewish (or non-Jewish) friends have not been able to quote or reference places of Torah where any of the verses of these Quranic chapters have been copied or plagiarized from.

We can therefore conclude with 100% certainty that 0% of verses of these chapters of Quran have been copied or plagiarized from Torah.

Do you agree here?

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Richard Dawkins: “mild pedophilia”

July 30, 2014

Just for information

Richard Dawkins defends “mild pedophilia,” says it does not cause “lasting harm”

“I am very conscious that you can’t condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours. Just as we don’t look back at the 18th and 19th centuries and condemn people for racism in the same way as we would condemn a modern person for racism, I look back a few decades to my childhood and see things like caning, like mild pedophilia, and can’t find it in me to condemn it by the same standards as I or anyone would today,” he said.

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/10/richard_dawkins_defends_mild_pedophilia_says_it_does_not_cause_lasting_harm/

Buddha categorically declared that he was a human being; not God

July 29, 2014

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Originally Posted by AREQUIPA

In the Anguttara Nikâya (I, 22), there is a clear instance in which the Buddha categorically declared that he was a human being:
“Monks, there is one person (puggala) whose birth into this world is for the welfare and happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the gain and welfare and happiness of gods (devas) and humanity. Who is this one person (eka puggala)? It is the Tathâgata, who is a Consummate One (arahat), a Supremely Enlightened One (sammâ-sambuddho)….Monks, one person born into the world is an extraordinary man, a marvellous man (acchariya manussa).”
Note the Påli word manussa, a human being. Yes, the Buddha was a human being but not just another man. He was a marvellous man.

The act of attaining enlightenment appears sometimes to have turned Buddha into a divine being, He was able to fly, multiply himelf and remember all his past lives. But there ins a general avoidance in Buddhist doctrine of the belief that Buddha was a god rather than a man.

Paarsurrey wrote:

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Can a Virgin Give Birth?

July 27, 2014

Can a Virgin Give Birth?

Yes—but it’s very, very, very, very unlikely.

By Melinda Wenner Moyer

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2007/12/can_a_virgin_give_birth.html

Thanks for the above site.

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“An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel”

July 24, 2014

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/3853510-post178.html

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Originally Posted by Flankerl

a face palm

Paarsurrey wrote:

Please see/listen to what Miko Peled son of an ex-Israeli General says:

“An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel”

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