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EricPH

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Please describe how this is interfaith thought.
You will never look into the eyes of anyone who does not matter to God. The Golden Rule exists in all religions, brotherly love, do unto others, as you would have them do to you, love your neighbours. We are all created by the same God, so it stands to reason that God would want us to care for each other despite our differences.
 

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Yeah, please do - atrocities since the inception of Abrahamic religions.
As they say, 'History is witness'.
We have had this discussion numerous times and had some atheists which top the charts in millions murdered.

Bottom line I believe is psychopaths (or whatever their issue) will use whatever tool available to control their followers to do the unspeakable. And religious zealousy is easy to manipulate
 

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Thanks, Faithfulservant, though those who committed atrocities also considered themselves to be faithful servants. ;)
 

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I agree. It's terrible the evils that have been committed in the name of God.

First, you would have to quote the scripture from God when he says, 'Go and do this evil in my name'.

If you use Christianity, first look to what God said is the greatest thing we can do, love God and love all our neighbours as we love ourselves. We are asked to love, forgive and pray for our enemies. We can do nothing greater.

If I want to kill someone in God's name, I would have to disobey the greatest commandments. Is this what God wants?
 

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First, you would have to quote the scripture from God when he says, 'Go and do this evil in my name'.

If you use Christianity, first look to what God said is the greatest thing we can do, love God and love all our neighbours as we love ourselves. We are asked to love, forgive and pray for our enemies. We can do nothing greater.

If I want to kill someone in God's name, I would have to disobey the greatest commandments. Is this what God wants?
Ain't like we ain't all seen it!
 

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First, you would have to quote the scripture from God when he says, 'Go and do this evil in my name'.

If you use Christianity, first look to what God said is the greatest thing we can do, love God and love all our neighbours as we love ourselves. We are asked to love, forgive and pray for our enemies. We can do nothing greater.

If I want to kill someone in God's name, I would have to disobey the greatest commandments. Is this what God wants?
You misunderstood. It's taking God's name in vain to commit an evil act in His name. We see it all throughout history. most recently, my horror at watching the documentaries of indigenous children being ripped away from their families and their culture in an attempt to "civilize" them by putting them in "Christian" schools where they underwent so much abuse. How many acts were committed in the name of God that caused so much damage and did exactly the opposite of what God really wants from us. I've realized how blind we are to what God really wants..
 

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You misunderstood. It's taking God's name in vain to commit an evil act in His name. We see it all throughout history. most recently, my horror at watching the documentaries of indigenous children being ripped away from their families and their culture in an attempt to "civilize" them by putting them in "Christian" schools where they underwent so much abuse. How many acts were committed in the name of God that caused so much damage and did exactly the opposite of what God really wants from us. I've realized how blind we are to what God really wants..
Thanks for your reply, I fully agree with you.

It has been said that a theologian is anyone who has an opinion about God. It has also been said that a theologian reveals more of their own nature, than they do about God. So when they go of to do evil in God's name, they are really doing evil in their own name. They can't say. God told me to bomb Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, or to go and abuse children.
 

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Thanks for your reply, I fully agree with you.

It has been said that a theologian is anyone who has an opinion about God. It has also been said that a theologian reveals more of their own nature, than they do about God. So when they go of to do evil in God's name, they are really doing evil in their own name. They can't say. God told me to bomb Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, or to go and abuse children.
He world acts in it's god's name.
 

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Yet folks think G!d takes sides in football games!
Why not? 😂 I would never presume to guess what God would do. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much. I believe the true story of Rudy Ruttieger was a prayer answered by God and all he wanted to do is play for Notre Dame!
 

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Yet folks think G!d takes sides in football games!

Anyone who reads the Hebrew, Christian and other scriptures and believes them, is absolutely positive that their God takes sides.

Isiah 63’ 1-6; “Who is this coming from the city of Bozrah in Edom? Who is this so splendidly dressed in red, marching along in power and strength?”

“It is the LORD, powerful to save, coming to announce his victory.”

“Why is his clothing so red, like that of someone who tramples grapes to make wine?”

The LORD answers, “I have trampled the nations like grapes, and no one came to help me. I trampled them in my anger, and their blood has stained all my clothing. I decided that the time to save my people had come; it was time to punish their enemies. I was amazed when I looked and saw that there was no one to help me. But my anger made me strong, and I won the victory myself. In my anger I trampled whole nations and shattered them. I poured out their lifeblood on the ground.”
 
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