I tend to think it's not religion that's preached here, it's opinion and prejudice.Note: I am not against Christianity as a personal belief. What rankles me is preaching (which perhaps should not be done in this forum).
So who is wrong? Moses or Jeremiah? Both prophets! One is lying. Are they all lying? Is Jesus lying? We have a saying in India when you cook rice, you check only one grain. I find the grain false. What is to prove that they are all not lying? Just making up what is convenient to them at that time.
Note: I am not against Christianity as a personal belief. What rankles me is preaching (which perhaps should not be done in this forum).
I have been posting on another forum where some 'born again' Christian posters seem to be salivating at the idea of heathens like myself burning in hell forever and ever. How sick is that? They also keep saying the deity is a 'God of love', can't they see that condemning people to burn in hell for mere unbelief would be the act of an evil psycho?
Agreed. As the song goes, 'it's not what you do, it's the reason why you do it'. Thus morality and ethics comes into play. Our beliefs shape our actions?I peronally think that our faith is not what matters most. I guess that our behaviour is more important.
Agreed. You don't need to believe in God to justify respecting one's neighbour.So, I believe that you don't need to believe in Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc., but you have to respect your neighbour, and as long as you do this you can also be atheist without any fear.
Who else used "pichuach nephesh"? Did they all use it? Munafiqun! Say so if it suits you, otherwise deny. Why did Moses have to use the word 'sacrifice' instead of 'praying' when 'praying' also could have got him what he got by using 'sacrifice'?