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Old 4th November 2011, 19:45
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Originally posted by arty71

Isn't it true that all the major religions of the world have the same "Golden Rule"? Some version of "Do onto others. . . ?" Didn't Jesus and Buddha and Mohammed all encourage peace, forgiveness and tolerance? Buddah and Jesus were known to be men of peace, in much the same way as Ghandi...the same could not be claimed of Mohammed...he was a warrior, fighting many battles for his new found religion, beheading many enemies personally. He also did not encourage tolerance in any shape or form...homosexuals were to be killed without question to name but one intolerance, and one which is still common practice in Muslim countries to this day...

No it's to be found in the teachings of Mohammed as well - "No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." which amounts to the same as do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In most philosophies and religions you find some teachings which seem immoral but Islam has a lot of moral precepts that are quite enlightened although obviously some of its doctrines aren't compatible with modern democratic values.
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Old 7th December 2011, 19:00
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This is one of Christopher Hitchens most famous quotes;

Faith is the surrender of the mind; it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It's our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated.

I think that is what many atheists mean when they 'dont believe in God'...remarkable claims requires remarkable evidence and, there aint none so far!
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Old 8th December 2011, 12:08
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Who said? What, when?

All this guff about this or that exalted being saying or having said something or other, is absolutely worthless in argument and for enlightenment.

No one can legitimately say that so and so said this or that, unless they were present and heard it said. If it is claimed it were said in a foreign tongue, they would need to demonstrate a working knowledge of that language at the time.

Otherwise, they destroy their point as it is only hearsay (X many times) or it is believed to have been said.

Which is not quite the same thing
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Babz: The word . “Spam” Mean: “Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.”
If you found my posting to be spam, you should have remove the topic and the Url. You did it out of hate for Christianity and God.
Therefore , By the authority invested in me by the Church and by Jesus Christ. I remove you from Scotland .Com. and I also remove your fingers, and it all must come to pass this year, or else I am not a man of God.
Just had this particular bit of ludicrous nonsense pointed out to me. How are the fingers, Babz? Suspect the balloon still thinks he's a creature of Dog, though....
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Just had this particular bit of ludicrous nonsense pointed out to me. How are the fingers, Babz? Suspect the balloon still thinks he's a creature of Dog, though....
My fingers are great Nonny and I am still here or it could be someone else posing as me
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Old 27th July 2012, 21:45
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I'm not pointing a finger, but he comes across as an archetypal unchristian walloper, who obviously hasn't understood anything the New Testament claims to preach.




So, no surprise there then....
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Old 4th January 2014, 18:28
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It means important questions are being ignored by the elite.

Why were citizens forced into a religion?

Should we not decide for ourselves, instead of having
the royal elite sent out troops to murder people if they say no?

The crusades go on to this day.

Why was 'jesus' murdered, by the elite?

Because the elite did not want people to wake up to his
teachings, thats why - hence the roman army searching
for all of his followers and teachings.

'Jesus' exposed royal paganism. It was the distant ancestors
of our royal family, who introduced paganism to our ancestors
of this land and every land.

They were not from this land - this devil priesthood.

They imported their techonolgy with them[ standing stones ],
to sacrifce the children of the duped parents, just after the ice
retreated.

While much of the UK was under ICE, Egyptians
did use coarse standing stone temples, before the pharaohs.
And they were in circles, aligned with Orion etc...
Royal Egyptian priests were magicians.


When the pharaoh formed his empire, his brother came to
Cornwall, as the ice still covered the north.[he came with the first
phase of the standing stone technology - 6000BC ~]

Egypt had an external race to assist them, hence the masonry
and later perfect standing stones [ obelisks ].

Thoth designed stonehenge and was the master of
all sacred / royal architecture.

So this was the devil priestood. They planted the royal seeds,
and took all our metal, for pharaoh's coffin back in Egypt [ lead ].
They duped our great ancestors and sacrifed their children.

That was the druids and when they converted to the new scheme,
the royal druids took all the hieroglyphic teachings, back to the palace.

Royalty always introduces religion to the people. Not the other way
around.

They fooled with magic, into paganism, but forced us into christianity.

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