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  1. Cyris Ali

    What's happened to Islam?

    You're a moderator of a religious forum? I'll have nothing to do with this. Peace.
  2. Cyris Ali

    Vikings , christianity.

    Start with the word "Teutonic".
  3. Cyris Ali

    Changing Sexual Orientation Is Possible, New Research Says

    Excuse me, please... but, "by nature", sex is geared towards nesting and procreation. Survival of the species. Not the game itself. That is the bottom line. It cannot be disputed. And what you are saying is, in fact, also a type of conditioning.
  4. Cyris Ali

    What's happened to Islam?

    I keep seeing "Islam" ..."Muslim" ... "Jihad" and "9/11 attacks" used in the same sentence. I did a search just to make sure that this hadn't been posted already... but I was wondering if anyone here had ever dared postulate that Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda were NOT behind the 9/11 demolitions...
  5. Cyris Ali

    What's happened to Islam?

    This is the word most commonly translated as "believer" in the Quran... Beautiful Names of Allah: al-Mu'min 6 It is also a name of God. Wasalaam. (And Peace.)
  6. Cyris Ali

    What's happened to Islam?

    I suppose it's kind of like asking what has happened to Christianity in light of circumstances like Waco, Texas and Jonestown etc. Unfortunately it's the scandals which make the news. To the best of my knowledge... Islam was founded by and/or with the help of Hanif Sabians who were likened to...
  7. Cyris Ali

    Do we (Muslims, Christians and Jews) believe in the same God or not?

    God is personified in books in order that we might find affinity with God through our humanness... but God is not a person or some sort of great, looming authoritarian entity... does not have a gender. All the concepts we use to describe God... Love and Truth ...Peace... Mercy....Wrath...
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    Vikings , christianity.

    Everything I've ever read about the Vikings told me that the horned helmets were ceremonial and, of course, a reflection of romanticism by the painters who immortalized them on canvass. Concerning the Devil.... most Scandinavians who know anything about their culture, know that the story...
  9. Cyris Ali

    Was Abraham insane?

    I guess I see a very fine line between what is sanity and what is not. Everything we perceive is based on some other perception ...like dominoes it goes, until we find this is all a mass hallucination. Literally. Even "crazy" peoples' thoughts can be made sense of and unwound to the point where...
  10. Cyris Ali

    Was Abraham insane?

    Because that is the story, Bob. There is an allegory here and, whether or not it is a historically factual allegory is of no consequence. You must either read it like that or simply close the book and move on to a more viable premise for bashing Abrahamic faith... like, for instance, that he...
  11. Cyris Ali

    What is America thinking?

    Asalamu Aleykum. First I would like to say, as a person who was fortunate enough and is grateful to have been born in America, that I'm not thinking anything. George Bush and his administration does not speak for me personally in any way, shape or form. And, without getting too involved in a...
  12. Cyris Ali

    Was Abraham insane?

    In order for Abraham to be considered insane, peace be upon him, one would have to exclude God from the equation, thereby neutralizing the point of the story entirely. One must also consider that people sacrifice sons and daughters every day to bloody wars in the name of God. Give birth to...
  13. Cyris Ali

    Aleister Crowley - a fraud?

    Hello to all. Aleister Crowley is one of the most misunderstood writers of all time. The ultimate essence of his work seemed, to me, to be provocation ...for one to think for his or herself.
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