What makes a religion acceptable?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by joepistole, May 26, 2009.

  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    There are many religions out there, some acceptable and some not. In particular there is a branch or sect of Islam that believes terrorism is a way to heaven.

    So my question to you is, what makes a religion acceptable in modern society?

    I would start with banning violence...except in the immediate threat of death.
    This self defense exemption has been stretched to the breaking point on many occasions by main stream religions. So what makes a religion acceptable?
     
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  3. EndLightEnd This too shall pass. Registered Senior Member

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    Acceptable to Americans you mean? Because obviously Islam is accepted in its respected part of the world.
     
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  5. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps you have not been to The United States. There are many Muslims in The United States.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_United_States

    And we coexist peacfully...who would have thought? There are over a million Muslims in the US and growing. The Muslim community in the US is one of the fastest growing communities in the US. Not bad for a country that has supposedly declared war on Islam. If the US is so antimuslim, why are so many Muslims choosing to emmigrate to the US?
     
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  7. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    To bring you down of course..

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  8. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    I see part of that big global conspiracy thing.

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  9. Enmos Registered Senior Member

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    In my opinion a religion is acceptable if it:
    - doesn't break or challenge the law
    - doesn't cause unnecessary friction between people

    That second one is a difficult one of course.. and thus a regular subject of debate.
     
  10. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    A number of folks seem to think they have the absolute truth when it comes to God. Tolerance goes a long way as a requirement for religion in my book.
     
  11. DiamondHearts Registered Senior Member

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    Which sect or branch is this? Can you provide some sources from the Quran and Hadith to back up your view?

    Furthermore, what differentiates legitimate war from terrorism in your definition of the word you used in the post above.

    There is a lot of misinformation about Islam, we should back up with evidence when such claims are made.
     
  12. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    In the US, no religion is considered unacceptable, only those acts that are against the law are not accepted (and even then, they have to catch you doing it).
     
  13. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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    Religion is just an opinion.
     
  14. John99 Banned Banned

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    not exactly accurate.
     
  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    No? What ideas or positions are against the law to hold?
     
  16. John99 Banned Banned

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    i'm sorry, i was responding to the text in the parenthesis.
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    They ALL are full of nonsense and NONE of them are any good.
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    He mentioned a branch or sect only of Islam in a negative way, not Islam overall.
     
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  19. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    That excludes the KJV.
     
  20. codanblad a love of bridges Registered Senior Member

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    that's a bit much, they do run some charities, they gave us xmas and easter. it might be some people's only exposure to decent values. the amount you screw up doesn't erase the good you do.
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The people who consider it relevant to their lives?
     
  22. chris4355 Registered Senior Member

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    Nothing makes it acceptable. I think, tolerable would be a better word.
     
  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Tolerable is usually applied to other people's beliefs. Which may or may not be acceptable.
     

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