Thousands of Religious Sects - Which one is right?

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  1. nds1 Registered Senior Member

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    There are literally tens of thousands of religious sects. Which one is the best, or most truthful?
    If all religions and scriptures of those religions were inspired by the same God, then why are all of them different and why do they contradict each other?
     
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  2. imaplanck. Banned Banned

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    Mormonism is the right religion.;)
     
  3. Medicine*Woman Jesus: Mythstory--Not History! Valued Senior Member

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    M*W: How so?
     
  4. draqon Banned Banned

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    whatever you decide is right...they are all right...and wrong at the same time. Purpose of life...its interpretation is liberal thing
     
  5. imaplanck. Banned Banned

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    Jesus told me when I went to heaven, but I was returned to spread the word, via the medium of peoples front doors.:D
     
  6. Ayodhya Registered Senior Member

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    Some of the Morman's who have preached the good word do so violently if need be, as in, shoving their foot in the doorway when my dad tells them to leave.
     
  7. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    thats why I have couple huge hounds and a 12 gage shotgun.;)
     
  8. Kendall ......................... ..... Registered Senior Member

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    I would think that the right religion is different for different people, religion brings a community together, it is a way to pass knowledge to the future, a way to learn from the past. I think we can share the truth.
     
  9. nds1 Registered Senior Member

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    So when Muhammad had visions of Gabriel for years, it doesn't matter whether those visions were genuine or not. Right, Kendall?

    Also, it doesn't matter then whether Jesus really existed or whether people just made it up. Right?

    What really is important is that it brings people together. It doesn't matter what those people are being taught, or what truths they are sharing, as long as they just believe what they hear.
     
  10. geeser Atheism:is non-prophet making Valued Senior Member

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    nds the last part of your post should really read "It doesn't matter what those people are being force fed, or what lies they are sharing, as long as they just believe it to be true. " dont you think.
     
  11. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    There are probably thousands of different headache remedies out there from every branch of medicine(allopathy, accupuncture, herbalism.).

    If the propounders of these remedies were all addressing the same malady , then shouldn't they all be the same?

    If I choose to accept the prescriptions of one remedy, I have a one in a million chance of choosing the correct one. I don't like those odds.


    ***** so I guess the only solution is to just tolerate your head ache and quit whining
    ;)
     
  12. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    That's a worthy comparison... a headache pill vs a god. I see how that could work :bugeye:
     
  13. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    No sect is right; no religion is right; belief in any religion is incredulous.
     
  14. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    A good night's sleep usually gets rid of most headaches, so just sleep on it if your thinking of choosing a god and the temptation will be gone by morning.
     
  15. nds1 Registered Senior Member

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    So I guess the only solution is to just tolerate your religion and quit whining.

    Even if that religion is wrong, right LG?

    Tell that to Martin Luther. There's a guy who wasn't about to tolerate bullshit.

    Here's the difference between headaches and religion:

    In order to have a headache, we don't do anything since it isn't in our control (as far as the physiological prcoess involved).

    In order to have a religon on the other hand, we must choose one.
     
  16. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    God works and talks in ways mysterious to humans.

    Is anyone forcing you to make a choice?

    But also rmeember, if someone else makes a choice, it's not very nice to belittle them for that choice. Or don't you like the ideals of free choice/free will?

    Baron Max
     
  17. SnakeLord snakeystew.com Valued Senior Member

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    They do try, yes.
     
  18. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Who does? And how?

    Surely you don't when people hand out pamplets and try to talk to you? ....and you call that "force"???

    Baron Max
     
  19. nds1 Registered Senior Member

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    No. However, the nature of consciousness and full ability to reason dictates that every single human must understand all or most of the options of choices out there in terms of a specific belief system.

    Ten people look at the same person and their minds subconsciously and involuntarily produce judgments about that person. Each of the ten viewers have a range of ideas and judgments about what the person they are viewing could be like, based on their sensory perception of that person. A fully functioning mind must have a range of ideas on the truth of reality.

    The fully functioning and reasoning human mind involuntarily knows and understands what the options are for "The Truth of Reality."

    The main options are:

    1) There is no God.
    2) There is one God.
    3) There are multiple Gods of equal power.

    There are probably an infinite number of possible specific belief systems withing each of the three categories. This is because there are an infinite number of opinions and interpretations of things.

    Here are some examples of specific belief systems:

    1) Atheism - one universe - evolution - aliens exist - etc. - etc. (the category of atheism, theism, and monotheism can be derived down to specifics in every area of reality).

    2) Atheism - multiple universes - evolution - aliens don't exist - etc. - etc.

    3) Monotheism - one god - no trinity - no son of god - prophets exist - we can eat red meat - we can't eat green plants - etc. - etc.

    4) Monothesism - one god - god is a trinity - Jesus is the Son of God - there were prophets - we must fast once a week - we shouldn't pollute the earth - we should not eat any vegtables - etc. - etc.

    5) etc.

    6) etc.


    There are probably infinite possible belief systems (combinations of specific beliefs in different areas) about the truth of reality within each of the three main categories.

    Is there one correct, or optimium belief system? There might be. And it might not be any of the major belief systems currently being followed (Atheism, Catholicism, Protestentism, Evangilism, Muslim, Sunni, Shiite, Paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.). It could involve different pieces of some of the major belief systems along with additional aspects which aren't in any of the major belief systems.

    The point is, there has to be One Ultimate Truth. There has to be One True Belief system, in which beliefs in all areas of reality (aliens, food, God, science, astronomy, etc.) are true, or correct.

    So this means that none, or one of the current major belief systems of the world are correct. None or One. Definetly not all, and definetly not some.

    There is either no God, one God, or multiple Gods. There is ONE ULTIMATE TRUTH.

    Jesus either was the Son of God, or wasn't the Son of God.

    There is either one afterlife, multiple afterlifes or levels of afterlifes, or no afterlife at all.

    There has to be ONE TRUTH. Not two. Not three. ONE.
     
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  20. SetiAlpha6 Come Let Us Reason Together Registered Senior Member

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    You will know the truth, you will know the One, when His noodly appendage touches you! You will know!

    Until then? Good Luck! Best Wishes! and Kind Regards!

    Ramen!
     

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