Mar 222014

Question by mitya51: Does anyone know what level of faith the ancients e.g. Greeks, Romans, had in their myths?
I understand that the Polytheistic systems of the ancients have been taken as seriously as anything. I know a very little about the so-called babylonian mystery religions, temple worship, fertility rituals, and of course classical mythology. Can someone help delineate the myths/stories and the content of the ancients’ faith. In other words, assuming people believed in gods and goddesses like Zeus, Aphrodite, Prometheus, and Trojan War myths as known in Homer, did people also believe in the stories associated with these deities? Maybe my weak understanding of mythology needs to be demythologized.

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Answer by Rainne
Yes. Those stories were taken as seriously by the people who told them as the stories in the Bible are taken by someone who is Christian. That was their faith, those were their gods.

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Jul 102013

Question by the_ambusher: Why do religious folks believe their faith makes god’s existence absolutely true?
Faith may have nothing to do with absolute truth, It only opens the door to other beliefs. If your faith was absolute truth then you would have absolute proof, and that faith would be absolute fact not faith any longer. So what is the mystic about faith. Why is it held with such high feelings when faith does not in any way change any absolutes truths about anything. And sorry folks but this includes faith about god’s existence Just remember Beliefs are as good as it gets.

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Answer by Final Dexter
I hear the voice of a spirit that claims to be God.

There’s something to it.

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May 202013

Question by Lemz: Is there anyway to reconcile faith with reason? Do you think consciousness is matter or no.?
Can there be a synthesis between faith and reason? And also, what does anyone think the nature of consciousness is? Is consciousness considered material reactions in our brain or something that is immaterial and can exist past death? Just wondering on everyone’s thoughts.

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Answer by Pat, or that Jesus guy
Yes, because it is reasonable to believe that when you have faith in God He changes your life and sets you free from the slavery to sin. Hallelujah! That way you don’t go to hell.

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Oct 232012

Question by Jack J: I have a religious question concerning my faith. can any good Christians or Catholics help?
i have been making my parents mad because i dont do the god thing. MY parents have been dedicated Catholics all there lives and i was raised the same. i was confermend 3 years ago and i leave for the military soon. they want me to confess my sins before i go but i feel it would be hypocritical. How can i believe in a god who allows so much pain and suffering in the world. don’t say he works in mysterious ways because that is bull shit. A 5 year old girl with cancer is not a mystery that is horrible. Look at all the killing done in the name of god. I would donate money to cancer research before i would pray to god for a cure. also i was told faith alone gets a person in heaven, what about all the good people out thier who dosnt believe in god. what are they supposed to burn because they spent their life helping there fellow man instead of praying that god would. should i confess to make parents happy and go against myself? any advice would help, if your going to say something like “see you in hell” or “you’ll want god as u burn” do me a favor and don’t, ill probably see you there anyway.

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Answer by Dana the Great
Good in the world is the good of God. Sickness, murder, etc. are the result of evil and sin.

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Jan 142012

Part 2 of the famous PBS Documentary “Islam: Empire of faith” produced in 2000. This part is about the Awakening of the world under Islam – the advancements and discoveries credited to Islam as a system that ran society. -Uploaded by Nahda Media-
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Jan 042012

Question by billbahai: Is the world headed toward a single religion? Is it the Baha’i Faith?
Is the world ready for a single faith which unites the scriptures and truths of older faiths, proclaims one God and a message for our time, including the Oneness of Man (no fighting over race), the Oneness of Religion (all have truths and their scriptures do not really contradict each other) the Oneness of God (no battles over religion)?

The Baha’is offer this:

“In this sense, neither the person of Jesus nor His writings hath differed from that of Muhammad and of His holy Book, inasmuch as both have championed the Cause of God, uttered His praise, and revealed His commandments. Thus it is that Jesus, Himself, declared: “I go away and come again unto you.” Consider the sun. Were it to say now, “I am the sun of yesterday,” it would speak the truth. And should it, bearing the sequence of time in mind, claim to be other than that sun, it still would speak the truth. In like manner, if it be said that all the days are but one and the same, it is correct and true. And if it be said, with respect to their particular names and designations, that they differ, that again is true. For though they are the same, yet one doth recognize in each a separate designation, a specific attribute, a particular character. Conceive accordingly the distinction, variation, and unity characteristic of the various Manifestations of holiness, that thou mayest comprehend the allusions made by the Creator of all names and attributes to the mysteries of distinction and unity, and discover the answer to thy question as to why that everlasting Beauty should have, at sundry times, called Himself by different names and titles….”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 21)

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Answer by the re – chosen one
The God Yahweh and I are working on making that happen around the world as we speak.

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Nov 172011

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Aug 082011

Question by Joshua: Serious religious question; how do I tell the difference between superstition and religious faith?
What would be the technical classification. Because many Christians suffer from hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of the #666) and dimilleniadodecaphobia (Fear of the year 2012). A lot of Christians wouldn’t say that’s superstition though, like people in East Asia think that tredektaphobia (fear of the #4) is a reasonable fear or belief. What makes these different from my fear: supersitiousnumerophobia (fear of superstitious people).

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Answer by GreenKitteh: Being Green
Well, there IS a very fine line. . .

Almost nonexistent, in fact.

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