“Seeking the pleasure of Allah”

December 8, 2017
Friday Sermon on December 8, 2017
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Khalifatul Masih V

Seeking the pleasure of Allah

Urdu Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) on the 8th December 2017.

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If everything is happening automatic because of Evolution

December 7, 2017

I respect scientists; they are intelligent people; they discover and invent things and I am thankful to them. I buy things from the market discovered and invented by them and I am entitled to use those things as I have paid for them. I am grateful to the technicians and other artisans who make things convenient for me and I pay them for their services. I enjoy sports and I pay for that. I enjoy artists; they paint beautiful paintings; and I do pay for their paintings if I like to buy them. 

Thread: “If everything is happening automatic because of Evolution ” Forum
Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Science and Religion

Post 1: 

Paarsurrey wrote:


I am an ordinary man in the street. I don’t have any claim to scholarship or any piety. I respect scientists; they are intelligent people; they discover and invent things and I am thankful to them. I buy things from the market discovered and invented by them and I am entitled to use those things as I have paid for them. I am grateful to the technicians and other artisans who make things convenient for me and I pay them for their services. I enjoy sports and I pay for that. I enjoy artists; they paint beautiful paintings; and I do pay for their paintings if I like to buy them.

They are my partners in my life; but I don’t think I have any reason to prefer one for the other. Why should I consider a Scientist to have any hegemony over me as the Atheism people make me believe?

Science is not the whole of human life; it is only a part of it. The Scientists never create anything from nothing; they only discover things that are very much already in existence in the Universe. I respect the Scientists but I admire, thank and gratify the One-True-God who had in reality created everything in me and around me. I think I have a right to do so. Am I right, please?

Regards

 

Status of women in ancient Atheism people’s civilizations

December 5, 2017

There existed no worthwhile Atheistic or Agnostic society in the ancient* in any large numbers. Had it been so?

I would like to know status of women in those cultures or civilizations. That is why sometimes I think that there was no worthwhile Atheist Agnostic culture anywhere in the world in the ancient times; might be no Atheist Agnostic existed in those times; and it might be simply a recent growth

Thread: “Status of women in ancient Atheism people’s civilizations Forum:Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Philosophy

Post 1:
Paarsurrey wrote:

There existed no worthwhile Atheistic or Agnostic society in the ancient* in any large numbers. Had it been so?

I would like to know status of women in those cultures or civilizations. That is why sometimes I think that there was no worthwhile Atheist Agnostic culture anywhere in the world in the ancient times; might be no Atheist Agnostic existed in those times; and it might be simply a recent growth. Right, please?
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Regards

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*Ancient:
In the Adam’s times
In the Noah’s times
In the Pre-Veda period
In the Vedic period
In the Post-Veda period
In the times of Buddha
In the times of Krishna
In the times of Moses
In the times of Zoroaster
In the times of Jesus
In the times of Socratess

The Excellent Exemplar – Muhammad

December 1, 2017

 

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Friday Sermon on December 1, 2017
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The Excellent Exemplar – Muhammad

Urdu Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) on the 1st December 2017.

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“Evidentialism disapproves Atheism. Does it?”

November 30, 2017

“How can the New Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that religious belief is irrational if they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism?”
https://philosophynow.org/issues/78/Wheres_The_Evidence 

Thread: “Evidentialism disapproves Atheism. Does it? “Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Philosophy

Post 1: 

Evidentialism disapproves Atheism. Does it, please? 
Paarsurrey wrote:
“How can the New Atheists employ evidentialist principles to argue that religious belief is irrational if they are unwilling to apply those same principles to atheism?”
https://philosophynow.org/issues/78/Wheres_The_Evidence
Michael Antony also repudiates other usual non-arguments of Atheism:

1. Atheism Isn’t A Belief
2. You Can’t Prove A Negative like “God doesn’t exist”
3. The Burden of Proof Is On The Believer
4. Ockham’s Razor
5. Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Absence

Antony’s conclusion:
“The five ways which atheists sometimes claim exempt themselves from providing evidence of their belief all fail. Unless they make no statements about God at all, they have as much a requirement to support their statements with evidence as anyone else does”

Regards
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Dr Michael V. Antony
Michael Antony is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is writing a book on how to approach the question of whether there is a divine reality, and what it might be like.
“Where’s The Evidence?”
Michael Antony argues that the New Atheists miss the mark.
https://philosophynow.org/issues/78/Wheres_The_Evidence

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Paarsurrey wrote:

As soon as the Believers and Atheism people go into a discussion/debate the Atheism people see a Tea-Pot flying on their head or they start believing in Zeus or the like or suddenly an elephant intrudes in their garage or a Bigfoot , that exposes the hollowness of Atheism. Isn’t it, please?

Regards

Status of Women in the Bible

November 29, 2017

“How the Bible Paints Women as Liars”

One may like to read the following:

“How the Bible Paints Women as Liars”

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2017/11/29/bible-paints-women-liars-whores/#sJUhrmeqfRqxgCrK.99

 

 

Is historical evidence of Socrates stronger than Pauline-Jesus?

November 29, 2017

“I’m trying to post historical evidence that I believe is stronger for Socrates than the “evidence” for Jesus.”Friend Jagella Post 41

One may like to read posts of friend Jagella in the thread :”Is Jesus of Gospels a fiction, Jesus of Quran the reality?” Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Christianity and Apologetics

“I’m trying to post historical evidence that I believe is stronger for Socrates than the “evidence” for Jesus.” Friend Jagella Post 41

Regards

Was Jesus born in Nazareth or in Bethlehem ?

November 28, 2017

Was Jesus born in Nazareth (Galilee) or in Bethlehem (Judea) then a small town five or six miles south of Jerusalem?

 “The problem is that the reason for Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem is extremely suspect. It claims that there was a census that required every man to go to the land of his ancestors, so Joseph had to take his family to Bethlehem. That just seems absurd. Think about the disruption in everyone’s lives and the businesses and economy of the country if everyone at the same time had to leave his home and business to journey to the land of his ancestors. Why would anyone require that? It doesn’t make any sense.”

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How to discern fact/reality from fiction?

November 26, 2017

Thread: “How to discern fact/reality from fiction? ”

Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Theology, Doctrine, and Dogma

Post 1: 

Paarsurrey wrote:

How to discern fact/reality from fiction?
What is the criteria, please?

Regards

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St Ambrose’s life from the Prologue:

“This great Father of the Orthodox Church was of eminent parentage. His father was the imperial governor of Gaul and Spain, and a pagan, while his mother was a Christian. While he was still in his cradle, a swarm of bees once settled on him, left some honey on his lips and flew off; and, while still a child, he thrust out his hand and said prophetically: ‘Kiss it, for I shall be a bishop!’ On the death of his father, the Emperor made him governor of Liguria, of which province Milan was the chief city. When the bishop of Milan died, there was great dissention between the Orthodox Christians and the heretical Arians about the choice of a new bishop. Ambrose went into the church to keep order, this being his responsibility. Thereupon, a child at its mother’s breast cried out: ‘Ambrose for bishop!’ All the people took this to be the voice of God, and unanimously elected Ambrose as their bishop, although it was against his will. Ambrose was baptised, and passed through all the necessary ranks in one week, and was consecrated bishop. In this capacity, he strengthened the faith of the Orthodox, restrained heretics, adorned churches, spread the Faith among the pagans, wrote many instructive books and was an example of a true Christian and a true shepherd.” ……….
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“God granted this man, who was so pleasing to Him, such grace that he could raise the dead, drive demons from men, heal the sick of every ailment and see into the future. He died peacefully at daybreak on Easter Day in the year 397. [7]”
http://logismoitouaaron.blogspot.ca/2009/12/jewel-upon-finger-of-godst-ambrose-o…

Proofs of Truth

November 26, 2017

 

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Friday Sermon on November 24, 2017
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Proofs of Truth

Urdu Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) on the 24th November 2017.

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