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Old 05-05-2017, 09:07 PM
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Now this, I do agree with. I think the "great religions" were originally meant to form a whole faith, not be fragmented as they are today.

If you put the best, the fairest, the most loving and beautiful aspects of all the major faiths together you have the best of humanity showcased in religion. I could go with that.

I really wish it was this case.
Instead we have ISIS, Israel, and Southern Baptists.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:04 AM
blossomingsoull97 blossomingsoull97 is offline
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many misunderstand islam. Islam teaches peace. Only people ruin the name of Islam, but the same goes for any other religion. i’ve never taken the Quran word for word because it can be saying something else but have a different meaning. i wish people could differentiate between people and teachings of God.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:30 AM
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It is a very misunderstood religion. I think fear mongering has had a hand in that. There are extremists in every religion. They are normal people that believe in God. Some of us are more religious than others. Some born Muslim do not practice Islam. Some Muslim mix their culture with Islam and think it is part of Islam. I think this is where a lot of confusion comes from. Some extremists use Islam for their political agenda just like in other religions. Most are just normal people.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:54 AM
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Since all the great religions were originally taught by Godís own chosen prophets, they had to be the same basic message. ....
No no. Self-chosen prophets and some have a more wholesome message than others.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:16 PM
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I've been a muslim for nearly 29 years and I have to say... looking outside of Islam for answers is a good thing to practice. There's wisdom and great knowledge in all of the holy books and religions that apply to life.
''And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.'' 6:115

If you believe that God is truly all knowing and full of wisdom, you'll see that his messages sent to us throughout time all hold value. Don't let anyone tell you that you should only keep your eyes fixed to the ground and never question anything. Truth is out there, you'll only find it If you look hard enough.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:25 PM
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How different religions formed Ö

(Excerpt from message of Shri Datta Swami)

The Lord is universal but the human beings in the universe differ in their attitudes. The same single Lord adopts a different procedure in a different region and such a different procedure appears as a different religion. A few people criticize the Lord of other religions. You do not criticize the Lord of your own religion.

The external behavior of the Lord differs due to different internal and external behaviors of the human beings in this universe. The external form, dress, language, food habits and culture of human beings differ from one region to the other.

Accordingly the external form, dress, food habits, language and culture of the Lord also differ to suit that particular region. The internal Lord and the internal essence of the same Lord is one and the same in His different human incarnations, which have come in different regions or religions.

Why other religions still exist …

If your religion is really the absolute truth, I shall put a simple question to you. So much time has gone since your religion appeared on this earth. By this time why have all people on this earth not followed it? Why do other religions still exist? Do you mean to say that so many people of other religions are fools and go to hell permanently? Do you think that the people of your religion alone are wise and reach God? You eat bread and jam. I eat rice. Other people eat food in some other form. You say that your food alone gives health and energy and all other forms of foods create illness.

You are not realizing that all the forms of food are the same chemicals like carbohydrates, proteins and minerals. This truth is realized only by chemical analysis. You say that the analysis should not be done and you insist only on your food. The same food exists in different forms to suit to the liking of the different people and every form of food is good and energetic. You must also realize that any form of food may be poisoned. Any poisoned food leads to disease or death and any good food gives health.

The poison is conservatism and egoism. Every religion says that it alone is correct and all other religions are wrong. Every religion says that I should accept its holy scripture without any analysis since God is beyond logic. Now please tell Me which religion should I accept? If there is only one religion, I would have simply accepted it without analysis. But there are several religions, which are fighting with each other and every religion utters the same statement. In such a case, which religion should I accept without analysis? All of you discuss with each other and come to a conclusion so that I will accept that religion which is finally concluded by all of you.
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Old 15-09-2018, 08:25 AM
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I've been a muslim for nearly 29 years and I have to say... looking outside of Islam for answers is a good thing to practice. There's wisdom and great knowledge in all of the holy books and religions that apply to life.
''And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.'' 6:115

If you believe that God is truly all knowing and full of wisdom, you'll see that his messages sent to us throughout time all hold value. Don't let anyone tell you that you should only keep your eyes fixed to the ground and never question anything. Truth is out there, you'll only find it If you look hard enough.

Point 1: As you say, the quote above does not say that this refers to Islam, especially Islam only.
However, I challenge you to pronounce this consistently on a broad scale on public platforms and see what will happen.

Point 2: The objection to Islam is not so much of their religious beliefs but because it is an ideology masquerading as a religion. As an ideology it seek power, absolute power over everything else. Because of that point 1 cannot be preached in Mosques, and cannot be accepted by the broad masses. Your views will always be limited to a few individuals who are scared and intimidated to keep mouth closed, if not killed.
They may pay lip service in forums like this to hard gained Western freedoms but in their Muslim heart they are tied to an ideology of world domination.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:46 PM
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(Excerpt from message of Shri Datta Swami)

The Lord is universal but the human beings in the universe differ in their attitudes. The same single Lord adopts a different procedure in a different region and such a different procedure appears as a different religion. A few people criticize the Lord of other religions. You do not criticize the Lord of your own religion.

The external behavior of the Lord differs due to different internal and external behaviors of the human beings in this universe. The external form, dress, language, food habits and culture of human beings differ from one region to the other.

Accordingly the external form, dress, food habits, language and culture of the Lord also differ to suit that particular region. The internal Lord and the internal essence of the same Lord is one and the same in His different human incarnations, which have come in different regions or religions.

Why other religions still exist Ö

If your religion is really the absolute truth, I shall put a simple question to you. So much time has gone since your religion appeared on this earth. By this time why have all people on this earth not followed it? Why do other religions still exist? Do you mean to say that so many people of other religions are fools and go to hell permanently? Do you think that the people of your religion alone are wise and reach God? You eat bread and jam. I eat rice. Other people eat food in some other form. You say that your food alone gives health and energy and all other forms of foods create illness.

You are not realizing that all the forms of food are the same chemicals like carbohydrates, proteins and minerals. This truth is realized only by chemical analysis. You say that the analysis should not be done and you insist only on your food. The same food exists in different forms to suit to the liking of the different people and every form of food is good and energetic. You must also realize that any form of food may be poisoned. Any poisoned food leads to disease or death and any good food gives health.

The poison is conservatism and egoism. Every religion says that it alone is correct and all other religions are wrong. Every religion says that I should accept its holy scripture without any analysis since God is beyond logic. Now please tell Me which religion should I accept? If there is only one religion, I would have simply accepted it without analysis. But there are several religions, which are fighting with each other and every religion utters the same statement. In such a case, which religion should I accept without analysis? All of you discuss with each other and come to a conclusion so that I will accept that religion which is finally concluded by all of you.

Thatís something youíre going to have to find out yourself buddy. Everyone here will have different beliefs or opinions. You just have to look for the answers within yourself. Itís your journey and follow what seems right to you
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