Originally Posted by Icedhope
Guys...please...please don't start anything in here, and or tear anyone down.
If they do, though, can we please not lock the thread at the first sign of it? I'm looking forward to reading the ensuing debate, even if it is heated. In other meaningless threads, sure, but this is one thread I don't want to see cut off.
Originally Posted by Blackthorne519
Ephesians 6:5-9: "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him."
By the way, what is/are the inherent problem/s you see in this passage?
Originally Posted by Jennifer
The Christian bible also states that God takes many forms.
Hebrews: 1.1: Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets.
Since we are all people living in the same universe, is it not possible that Jehovah, Allah, Krishna, and even science are the same God taking different forms?
This is actually quite a logical standpoint, and one which I can't argue with to any great degree. But the benefit of simply following one religion, or one denomination, is that it gives you an objective definition/basis of right and wrong that is both specific and comprehensive. All other perceptions of right and wrong are subjective, and can be altered and influenced very easily, and which aren't set or grounded or undeniable (in other words, they aren't objective). And I think this is why Daishi
was persisting with the "What is right?"
and "What is a good person?"
questions (correct me if I'm wrong here, though, Daishi).
Anyway, I just think that there are benefits in following one specific faith. And I personally choose Christianity because it promotes a terrific way of living anyway. It endorses a life of humility, service and kindness (so, if followed, it's an ideal way to achieve humanism), and it's based around relationship (as Chyron
has said), rather than the superficialities that generally surround most religions (pointless traditions, rituals, building of monuments, etc.).