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by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can only
Replies: 10
Views: 13774

Re: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can o

"beliefs are protected, behavior that negatively impacts the community and violates civil law would prohibited and prosecuted. " Homophobia and misogyny violates the spirit of civil law does negatively impact the community. That was my point for disbanding religions that will not comply with our la...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 57701

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

[quote="iskanderWhy do you think some people believe in the resurrection of the dead and others don't?. Doctor Leila Leah Bronner says in ,A Journey to Heaven: The Jewish Search for Life Beyond . My contention is that one finds precursors of belief in a bodily resurrection at an early point in bibli...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 57701

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

Good morning and welcome. :) It is plain silly to say it is a forgery because Mark 16:9-20 is missing in some copies . Is the resurrection a fabrication? It is not a fabrication if one is a believer , and it is a fabrication if one is not a believer. As far as the Resurrection goes, objectively it ...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Koran may be older than Mohammed
Replies: 21
Views: 43700

Re: Koran may be older than Mohammed

"Saud al-Sarhan, the director of research at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said he doubted that the manuscript found in Birmingham was as old as the researchers claimed, noting that its Arabic script included dots and separated chapters — features ...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can only
Replies: 10
Views: 13774

Re: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can o

So you think that a government that insures that the non-homophobic and non-misogynistic laws of the land is not denied it's citizens by homophobic and misogynous religions , by having religions adopt the law of the land in their theologies, or be disbanded is to show itself as an oppressive and vi...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 57701

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

I do not consider Mark 16:9-20 a forgery nor fabrication in the context of the evolution an origin of all NT scripture. Sure, I believe it is a later edition to the gospel, but all the gospels are the product of evolution of cut and paste text between sources and gospels, translation issues, additio...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Baha'i Source some call God(s) and why I believe in God.
Replies: 10
Views: 13663

Re: The Baha'i Source some call God(s) and why I believe in

The Harmony of science and religion Based on my assumptions there are many problems with the cosmogony* of ancient worldviews based on their scripture. There is a lack of guidance in the scripture of ancient religions to harmonize the evolving view of the cosmology of contemporary science with the T...
by shunyadragon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can only
Replies: 10
Views: 13774

Re: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can o

At present violent religious cults are illegal pretty much everywhere. It would be difficult to compare 'religious cults' as such with the oppressive Christian State Religion of Rome in the first millennia. A better comparison would be the Christian and Islamic nations that were oppressive against o...
by shunyadragon
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bible
Replies: 7
Views: 8906

Re: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bi

There are some good archeological evidence concerning the origins of the Hebrews as originally minor pastoral Canaanite tribes in the hills of Judea. The earliest known scripture of the Pentateuch including the Psalms are found in Canaanite, and pre-Babylonian cuneiform tablets. The Hebrew evolved f...
by shunyadragon
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: i dont understand what is going on in the trinity
Replies: 36
Views: 43906

Re: i dont understand what is going on in the trinity

As a Baha'i I believe in the strict form of Monotheism the same as Judaism and Islam. I consider the Trinitarian Doctrine a Hellenist Roman Religious cultural construct to explain the nature of Jesus Christ and the relationship with humanity. Paul was the main initial promoter of the Trinitarian Doc...