I'm extremely interested in religion. if you would could you please explain your regious beliefes to me.
if youre following your religion right and you're not extreme but not to soft and worship and you believe and you have faith then no one would be corrupt really. it is the person himself or herself who chooses to do wrong and forget about religion. if you are athiest, think about yourself, your life, what youre living like, you future and your death. think about all these.
the following is said by Dr. Zakir Naik, an Indian public speaker, and writer on the subject of Islam and comparative religion: "My first question to the atheist will be: "What is the definition of God?" For a person to say there is no God, he should know what is the meaning of God. If I hold a book and say that ‘this is a pen’, for the opposite person to say, ‘it is not a pen’, he should know what is the definition of a pen, even if he does not know nor is able to recognise or identify the object I am holding in my hand. For him to say this is not a pen, he should at least know what a pen means. Similarly for an atheist to say ‘there is no God’, he should at least know the concept of God. His concept of God would be derived from the surroundings in which he lives. The god that a large number of people worship has got human qualities - therefore he does not believe in such a god. Similarly a Muslim too does not and should not believe in such false gods.
If a non-Muslim believes that Islam is a merciless religion with something to do with terrorism; a religion which does not give rights to women; a religion which contradicts science; in his limited sense that non-Muslim is correct to reject such Islam. The problem is he has a wrong picture of Islam. Even I reject such a false picture of Islam, but at the same time, it becomes my duty as a Muslim to present the correct picture of Islam to that non-Muslim I.e. Islam is a merciful religion, it gives equal rights to the women, it is not incompatible with logic, reason and science; if I present the correct facts about Islam, that non-Muslim may Inshallah accept Islam.
Similarly the atheist rejects the false gods and the duty of every Muslim is to present the correct concept of God which he shall Insha Allah not refuse. The methods of proving the existence of God with usage of the material provided in the ‘Concept of God in Islam’ to an atheist may satisfy some but not all.
Many atheists demand a scientific proof for the existence of God. I agree that today is the age of science and technology. Let us use scientific knowledge to kill two birds with one stone, I.e. to prove the existence of God and simultaneously prove that the Qur’an is a revelation of God.
If a new object or a machine, which no one in the world has ever seen or heard of before, is shown to an atheist or any person and then a question is asked, " Who is the first person who will be able to provide details of the mechanism of this unknown object? After little bit of thinking, he will reply, ‘the creator of that object.’ Some may say ‘the producer’ while others may say ‘the manufacturer.’ What ever answer the person gives, keep it in your mind, the answer will always be either the creator, the producer, the manufacturer or some what of the same meaning, I.e. the person who has made it or created it. Don’t grapple with words, whatever answer he gives, the meaning will be same, therefore accept it.
I'm a Christian. Lutheran to be specific. All that means is that I believe the Bible to be the true word of God. In a nutshell: God created the world. And he created people. He created them in his image, and he gave them free will. The first two people on Earth, Adam and Eve, messed it up for all of us by choosing to go against God. After that, we've all been screwed. We're born with a sinful nature which, no matter how hard we try, we cannot completely fix. Back in the day (like Moses times) God's chosen people (Jews) got a lot of crap. Read the Old Testament and you'll know. They'd often make sacrifices of a perfect lamb to God for forgiveness. But God promised to send a savior to redeem them. They waited and waited. And then Jesus was born. This is when it gets good. He's true God and true man. Born of a virgin. That means that he IS God's son. During his time on Earth he preached about morals and told everyone to believe in him, that no one goes to the Father except by him. Some people believed and some didn't. As foretold by Old Testament prophets, the ultimate sacrifice was made. Redemption didn't come from lamb sacrifices, because God had sent his son, without sin, to die for us. (see the parallel?) He suffered and died, and on the third day (that would be Easter) he rose again, just like he said he would. That was basically an "Ah-ha! Believe! What I said was true. And if you want forgiveness, believe in me." After that happened, thousands and thousands immediately believed (coincidence? nah). Now... for my Lutheran ideals: We believe we can do nothing to get to heaven. The price has been paid through Jesus. It is by grace alone that we have been saved. We have to have faith. And we don't bother with extras... we stick to the Bible. So in an even smaller nutshell: Humans suck. No matter what we do we can't possibly please God enough to get in to heaven on our own. But God loves us so much, that he sent his perfect son to die for us. And if we believe in him, we're saved. Hope that helps :)
I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and I strive to have no creed but the Bible. I believe that There is only one God (Deuteronomy 32:39) who is all-powerful (2 Chronicles 20:6), all-knowing (1 John 3:20), and is everywhere (Psalms 46:1). I believe that God is love (1 John 4:16) and that he is both transcendent (1 Kings 8:27) and imminent (Psalms 73:23). I believe that God created the world by his word (Genesis 1:1) and that the Word became flesh and dwelt among men in the form of Jesus (John 1:1, 14). I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), and died for the remission of our sins (1 John 1:7). I believe that by the grace of God Jesus' sacrifice is offered to us as a gift (Romans 3:24) that we receive through faith (Hebrews 11:6). I believe that man is not justified by faith alone (James 2:24) but must respond by repenting and being baptized (Acts 2:38). I believe that baptism is a burial in water that washes away our sins (Acts 22:16 & 1 Peter 3:21) that we may rise to eternal life (Romans 6:4) and receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11). I believe that God adds baptized believers to his church (Acts 2:41, 47) which is his body and over which he is the head (Ephesians 5:23). I believe that the church should meet weekly to remember Christ through communion (Acts 20:7), must seek the lost and offer them salvation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20), and do good to all men especially those of the household of faith (Galatians 6:10). To this end I am dedicated to continual Bible study, prayer, and fellowship
I think its safest to believe in something that doesnt dictate what you should or shouldnt do in your life. One that accepts all others regardless of race/religion. One where it doesnt say...if you dont believe in this then you will go to hell. I mean, whos to say this way or that way is right?? all books are written by people or interpret facts or opinions and how do we really know the truth. God is everywhere if there is one. We are all gods children and we will never know what god looks like but I think we as humans need something to believe in to get through the day at times. Its your choice. I am more spirtual and respect those who respect me. And for those who ever try and impose their religion on you and say this is the only way to go...well take a u-turn and dont ever get fanatical. you can lose urself in this and its really quite annoying! Just live right and do the best you can to be a good person and hey dont kill anyone or abuse animals or children or boyfriends! lol just be you and follow your heart. you will find whats right for u. Its not that serious. Dont ever over-obssess. Visit a church. Visit a sinagog. Visit a temple. Do it for the experience.
Novus Spiritus, it is a living religion, one without fear, guilt, restrictions, but one that isrich in truth and values, it is areligion that provides a reason for being and reveals the path to spiritual envolvement, Peoplejoining Novus Spiritus are open minded, spiritually evolved, and intelligent. People today are looking for answers to the big questions of life. Traditional religions, unfortunately fail to provide answers which appease the mind, and will often hide behind their 'mysteries'. In Novus Spiritus answers exist, for every question has an answer. Yet since Novus is a livingreligion, we have the ability to answer the unasked questions of the future. In Novus Spiritus, people find a religion that will account for being human, with all of its failings. Novus provides an intellectual environment and encourages inquisitiveness to stimulate the mind and soul. Novus gives to all people a new religion, one that is based upon loving God, understanding God, and living within his light.
I was raised in the Jewish faith. I quit attending temple when I was 16. As a preteen I would attend church with Christian friends and everyone would try to convert me. I felt such a huge lack of respect for my religion. I have never been too keen on "organized" religion. I didn't like the "we are correct, everyone else is wrong" mentality. I also had great doubts about god and the blind faith that so many adhered to. I could not understand a god that allowed such horrible suffering for some and such great wealth and comfort for others. I believe in free will and that I make my own destiny. My decisions are just that, my decisions. I respect other's beliefs and faith, just not when they try to trample over anyone else's. I do not believe that I will "go to hell" because of my beliefs, or lack of beliefs and neither will anyone else. I believe that each person should try to be the best person possible. Kind, loving, compassionate, truthful, accepting etc.
I am a Christian and this is my belief: God being pure cannot even look upon sin - man, even in his very best state is a sinner - on judgement day, either: your sins are covered by the blood-shed sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross (salvation and only salvation - being a nice person isn't good enough - even at our very best, we are but filthy rags), and remembered no more or they are not (your sins are not covered) - where God's great love comes into play is, He provided a WAY (Jesus) for us not to perish and live in Heaven with Him (He certainly didn't have to do this but did because He loved us so) - if you read carefully John 3:16, this is exactly what it says - each person will either accept or reject, you must decide for yourself and yes, it's so important, it has eternal consequences - He Loves you and wants you to accept God's free gift to man - Jesus - more information is available on my profile if you'd like to check it out...Hope this helps !!
I really don't know what you call my belief but here it is:
I don't believe in a deity or a god but I believe in a force or energies on earth. I believe that it can positively or negatively effect you and your mood (not in a karma type way, much more simpler... ) I don't believe there is good or evil per say.
You ever get that creepy feeling from someone? Even though there is nothing about their appearance to make you perceive them that way and you've never met them? Or that unknown person that just makes you smile. To me that's an energy. Every living thing on this earth has their own energy and all humans have different levels to which they are sensitive to or conscious to. (Having a higher level of consciousness is awakening or ""opening the third eye"" )
It's not Buddha, not Hindu, it's a little new age-y but not too far out there.
That Jesus is God and He wants a relationship with you!
He doesn't want religion, but a personal relationship with each and every one of us. That is the difference with Christianity and all others, a relationship, not a "religion."
Check out the positive answers above and let the truth be known.
If you have been given understanding, then you will know discernment leading to real truth.
We can only have God. There is only one way and we can't have Jesus and___ fill in the blank. I am part Chickasaw and do realize the importance of keeping traditions alive, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord and Him alone.
"Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Bless you as you find truth.
As-salam-mau-lai-kum (Peace be upon you) I am a Muslim. these are my beliefs. In Islam there are 5 main pillars 1) Shahada (profession of faith) 2) salah (prayer) 3) zakah (paying of alms) giving to the poor 4) sawm (fasting furing the islamic month of Ramadan 5) Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) Most Muslims accept as a Muslim anyone who has publicly pronounced the Shahadah, which states, "There is none worthy of worship except God, and Prophet Muhammad is His Messenger." Currently, there are an estimated 1.4 billion Muslims, making it the second largest religion in the world. The word Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to God (Arabic: الله, Allāh). An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning "one who submits [to God]"
hmm well if you were truly "extremely interested" in religion, I wold advise you to check out the shallow and deep ends of the LDS (MORMON) faith. start here. www.lds.org you can learn quite a bit there. you can also try www.mormon.org that is if oyou are truly wondering what those men in the silly suits going door to door on bikes are actually doing. but I may warn you it is alott o get yourself into. its for people that really want to know truthful principles. it is a very unique religion, unique to all others in the world.
Religion always rubs everyone the wrong way at some point in time. And other people just become obsessive about it... which brings conflict into the whole thing because two religions can almost never agree. Basically, with religion, there will never be peace. That is why I am atheist. And proud of it.
I'm a philosophical naturalist. What that means is, my default presumption is that the natural world is all there is. I would only consider the supernatural as an explanation, if all possible natural explanations are eliminated.
I will put my religious belief in quotes for you:
Religion doesn't really make sense to me. So I choose to be atheist.
I M MUSLIM..AND FEEL PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM..
That's some Heavy Reading jimahl. . . :)
Im a christian