You Must Eat Beef?

Discussion in 'Abrahamic Religions' started by Namaste Jesus, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I think we could find rogue churches, synagogues, mosques and temples in any generation
     
  2. wil

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    * inability to edit...

    Generation equals religion and denomination somehow
     
  3. Aetius

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    Seems like gossip. For all we know it couldn't been started by Hindu's who didn't like their relatives becoming Christian.

    ~ Aetius
     
  4. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    You're entitled to your opinion of course, but that's definitely not the case. The events described in post #3 and post #19 below did actually take place...

     
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  5. wil

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    Well we know for a fact there is no bigotry regarding other races, nationalities or religions in Christian churches in the US!! That just doesn't exist!

    Seriously...what happens in one church should not color the entire "Church" but it normally does. As does when someone feels boxed into a corner it is natural for them to come out swinging...

    As is it true that folks don't blame anything on immigrants.... even tho you know they don't send us their best and their brightest and they are taking our jobs and our women...
     
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  6. Aetius

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    It is also true that people like to paint with a wide brush, bearing false witness with gossip and half truths.

    ~ Aetius
     
  7. wil

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    I believe what NJs family told them about was their true experience...we should all just hope it was an isolated experience.
     
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  8. Aetius

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    I second that. If it did happen let's pray it was an isolated experience, the church should repent and be ashamed.

    ~ Aetius
     
  9. Abdullah

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    Thanks Bakhtajan, I would lurrve to learn about karma.

    My understanding of it is that it is a metaphysical law associated with the physical too but many a times it's hard to see the physical link

    My understanding is very rudimentary; just the common understanding of 'what goes round comes round', I.e. if you do bad, some bad consequence will befall you from God
     
  10. Abdullah

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    I think the request for Hindu converts to Islam to eat beaf is to prove a point or to sort of 'cleanse yourself' from previous beliefs by acting contrary to it.

    So a Hindu who believed the cow was his god and would never kill a cow or eat it as part of him sanctifying his god, eats beef to cleanse himself of that belief
     
  11. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    The Hindus of Fiji, the subject of this thread, do not believe cows are gods. Cows are however viewed as sacred, maternal creatures, providers of milk, ghee and other staples of the Hindu diet. Helping till fields, providing fertilizer to nourish the soil and so fourth. Cows are therefore honored and respected, not worshiped as gods. Lord Krishna taught this, he himself a cowherd, often depicted with a cow by his side representing the cooperation of man and cow. A trust a devout Hindu would never betray.
     
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  12. Abdullah

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    Thanks that's interesting

    A cow just like all other animals are honoured and respected in Islam too as they are Gods creatures. There is a hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that he said, 'don't beat a cow, it does more chanting (I.e. praising God) than you', which goes to show how animals are devout worshippers of God too.

    However they are not considered sacred as this might be getting too close to considering them divine. There is a fine line between sacred and divinity.
     

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