The Abrahamic Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card?

Discussion in 'Abrahamic Religions' started by Devils' Advocate, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

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    The conservative Christian Democratic party governing my country, for example. Many rich and influential people count on it to keep the status quo.

    Both major parties in the U.S. Same situation, both operate based on Protestant values founded in what you stated.



    That would be another example of the rich and powerful coopting your message. Armies were blessed. Bombs were sanctified. Spiritual messages were used as propaganda for very worldly agendas.

    I'm not attacking what you said, just pointing out the social dimension of it.
     
  2. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Good point. I'm often asking why Christian Evangelists supported Trump when he is clearly a rich person.
    I think it's a case of political opinion, and nothing to do with an afterlife.

    Again, isn't that more to do with political opinion than an afterlife?
    Wars go on with or without the mention of God.
    If you are suggesting that belief in an afterlife should affect how we behave, then I wouldn't deny it :)

    It is very arrogant to think that "God is on your side" .. just as it is for a patriotic disbeliever who favours their nation.
    That is the dilemma .. who is right in a conflict?
    Of course, It is entirely possible that both sides are wrong :)
     
  3. ScholarlySeeker

    ScholarlySeeker Active Member

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    It's also possible that all sides are correct, but they are ignoring God and His Will also. In that case it would appear God lets them have their free will and hell they make for themselves. They have the answer, theyu just don't like doing what it takes to have peace.
     
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  4. Nick the Pilot

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    Jerry Jones is profiting off the misery of Texas

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/jerry-jones-is-profiting-off-the-misery-of-texas/ar-BB1dPnfE

    While millions of people in Texas are braving blackouts and boil notices, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is getting even richer.

    A generational winter storm has swept through Texas, putting immense stress on the state’s energy infrastructure as natural gas is in high demand. Comstock Haynesville, a natural gas company that Jerry Jones bought over a year ago, is taking advantage of Texas’ disaster to turn a huge profit. Typically, Comstock Haynesville will sell natural gas to the grid anywhere between $15.55 and $186 per 1 million BTUs (Standard energy unit measurement). Since Thursday, Comstock started pricing their gas at One Thousand Dollars per 1 million BTUs.
     
  5. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Yes, I agree with you .. mankind are often violent in their love of wealth.

    While Quakers do not agree to participate in wars, most Christians [ along with Muslims and Jews ] believe it to be OK if it's morally justified.
    Contrary to popular opinion in the West, Muslims are only instructed to engage in war in self-defence.
    That does not mean that Muslims are not guilty of immorality .. most people are capable of that.
     
  6. Tone Bristow-Stagg

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    As it has been offered there is only One God, that comment hits the nail on the head. :)

    Regards Tony
     

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