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Philosophy Discussion
Studies, articles, news, etc. ... Anything about why we do what we do.
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Is reincarnation real? POPULAR!
What do you think of this? YouTube - 11 year old boy reincarnated? What about you, are you an old soul too? (by Cliffy)
Sep 16th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Why do not all see God?
Why do not all see God? Nobody sees God. God is not touched even by imagination. How can we see God? God enters some medium and becomes visible through that medium (through Lord in human form or Son of God). Through that medium also you are... (by sridatta)
Sep 15th, 2009 by Goober last post
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Quebec Govt mandating religious beliefs or not?
Quebec Govt mandating religious beliefs or not? A recent ruling by the Quebec Superior Court upheld the right of the Prov Govt to mandate the teaching of Ethics and Religion That in itself is fine and I do agree but teaching that all are the same ... (by Goober)
Sep 15th, 2009 by sridatta last post
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Reaction to violence
Reaction to violence When one throws fire on you if you throw fire against him in return, can your fire extinguish the opposite fire? The fire thrown by you cannot pacify the injuries caused by your enemys fire on your body. The injuries caused by... (by sridatta)
Sep 11th, 2009 by eh1eh last post
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Splitting of the Moon, an Amazing Story 1 Attachment(s)
In a TV interview with the Egyptian Geologist Dr. Zaghloul Annajar, the anchor asked him about the verse: The Hour has drawn near,and the moon has been cleft asunder (the people of Makkah requested Prophet Muhammad to show them a miracle, so he showed... (by ahmadabdalrhman)
Aug 24th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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Faith vs Reason, must they struggle?
Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it. Reinhold Niebuhr I don't know if I see a struggle here. I thought I would check with my friends. Faith imbues all hope... (by bluedog)
Aug 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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The Religious Movement of Global Warming Advocates?
This would be the Thread. Can anyone else see the parallel between Religious Zealots and the Extremist Advocates of the Global Warming Movement? God Forbid (Pun intended) that you question Global Warming/Cooling/Change, you will be a Heretic to the... (by Ron in Regina)
Aug 5th, 2009 by SirJosephPorter last post
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Life is but a Dream
Buddhists believe that our waking reality is a dream and that the reality we experience while asleep is our true reality. On a metaphysical level this makes sense. On a quantum physics level it makes even more sense. Using the atomic model, we see that... (by Cliffy)
Aug 2nd, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Not ONLY fools are beyond reproach but...
The choice between wisdom and folly is directly tied to our response to correction and instruction. The scoffer always finds an excuse for ignoring correction, but the wise man loves reproof. Discussion, questions?:fish: (by bluedog)
Jul 28th, 2009 by JLM last post
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Gay Rights And The Bible POPULAR!
LEVITICUS 20 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an cabomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Gay rights have come a long way since the bible days and... (by Liberalman)
Jul 27th, 2009 by SirJosephPorter last post
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Gandhi
The Initial insight is an enthralling concept. I think Ghandi developed the idea though one step further, in effect saying... Strength was necessary to emotionally initiate forgiveness- immediately- when we "see" the need. Now. As a Christian I... (by bluedog)
Jul 26th, 2009 by SirJosephPorter last post
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Anatomy : Scientist converted to islam after reading Quran.
Anatomy : Scientist converted to islam after reading Quran. why you not ask for truth ? you in evil way ? why i here ? (by ahmadabdalrhman)
Jul 25th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Ancient and Powerful
The most ancient and powerful astrological system in India Astrology is Vedic astrology. Commonly known as Jyotish, Vedic astrology is the root of ancient Vedic civilization of India. Some scholars indicate it is over 5000 years old and pre-dates Western... (by REILEY61)
Jul 21st, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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What is faith?
Hebrews 12:13) These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Now arent we called to be a... (by copper25)
Jul 20th, 2009 by bluedog last post
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He (Sin) shall Bruise your Head, you... his heel!
Ge:3:15: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Our Father in heaven cursed Satan for his temptation of Eve. He then told Eve about what... (by bluedog)
Jul 20th, 2009 by Unforgiven last post
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Grave robbing
They say you can't take it with you, but that doesn't stop people from trying. Plenty of people decide to be buried with jewelry, fancy suits--heck, even money. Then we stick them in the ground, of which we have a limited supply of. My question is,... (by Niflmir)
Jul 19th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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How Early Psychology hypothesis interprets "the efficacy of religon"
William James (1842-1910) psychologist/philosopher In his study of personal religious experiences James made distinctions between the 'healthy-minded' and 'sick-souled' religiousness. Individuals predisposed to healthy-mindedness he said, tend to... (by bluedog)
Jul 16th, 2009 by bluedog last post
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Honoring a request for a "A debate Aid" for Cliffy, my brother!
I recieved this from a mutual friend, after forwarding another wrote in a PM to me, showing OUR love for you Brother Cliffy. __________________________________ Bluedog!!! Rarely does one put it so well! It may be bold, but I think you really can get... (by bluedog)
Jul 16th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Rumi: Say I Am You (Sufi poem)
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Jun 22nd, 2009 by DurkaDurka last post
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Canadian Muslims... Please
I just watched Yusuf Islam and his journey from being Cat Stevens, singer/songwriter of the 70s/80's. He shared that he a Muslim believes that Hebrew and Christian peoples- as well as Muslims honor the same God, Allah. Given. ... (by bluedog)
Jun 18th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Spiritual Warfare - Personal Observations 1 Attachment(s) POPULAR!
I posted this in other forums it has produced a number of questions on economics and politics due to a buy Canadian or North American, I had added at the end, so I said when I started a new thread for it here, I would give a better explanation through... (by CanadianLove)
Jun 13th, 2009 by talloola last post
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Jesus never existed. POPULAR!
I have claimed that Jesus never existed. I have found a little video that explains some of my reasons for saying this: (not complete about 12 minutes) Video (by Scott Free)
Jun 11th, 2009 by eminesh last post
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The Soul
Does the soul survive after death ? If so / if not so where does it go ? Just wondering . (by china)
Jun 11th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Inspiration for Life
Commencement Address to the Class of 2009 University of Portland, May 3rd, 2009 When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering,... (by Cliffy)
Jun 1st, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Help us defeat the terrorists sweet God
"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle - be Thou near them! With them - in spirit - we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to... (by darkbeaver)
May 27th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Christianity and the Birth of Science
Christianity and the Birth of Science The real warfare, Do religious leaders have the authority to make scientific judgments and do scientific leaders have the authority to make religious/metaphysical judgments? (by Socrates the Greek)
May 26th, 2009 by talloola last post
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........we want to know .
Why do we want to know the truth about reincarnation, we want proof of the survival of the soul, we listen to the assertion of clairvoyants and to the conclusions of psychical research, but we never ask, never, how to live..... why ? (by china)
May 25th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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The discourse of people of Paradise and Hell POPULAR!
The discourse of people of Paradise and Hell The Quran is a concise book, and in spite of this it includes the detailed discourse of the people Paradise and Hell. This is not found in either the Torah or the Gospel, in spite of the enormous volume... (by eanassir)
May 24th, 2009 by Ron in Regina last post
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Moved: Two incidents concerning the next afterlife
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May 20th, 2009 by eanassir last post
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It is not any sin to be rich.
It is not any sin to be rich But it is sin when the rich does not offer the due (Zakat) alms out of his surplus money, and it is a sin to withhold the money from the poor, the needy, orphans and widows when they are in need. Moreover, the rich... (by eanassir)
May 18th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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Open-mindedness
Open-mindedness (by Scott Free)
May 16th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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The trouble with death cults
The trouble with death cults is that they require an end time. They must constantly feed their adherents a constant diet of fear and impending horror. The sun is going to get too cold or is it too hot; aliens are coming (quick cut off your nuts), Jesus is... (by Scott Free)
May 11th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Images separate people
I just wonder why do we have images about ourselves? I think those images separate us. If you have an image of yourself as Canadian ,Polish or British or a Yankee and so on, that image not only distorts your observation of humanity, but it also separates... (by china)
May 9th, 2009 by CDNBear last post
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Christians acceptance of torture called sad,ironic
Christians' acceptance of torture called sad, ironic Nancy H. McLaughlin News-Record Sat,... (by darkbeaver)
May 1st, 2009 by mellonia last post
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Welcome to the real world.The Reptilian
Welcome to the real world.The Reptilian/Illuminati New World Order is here Welcome to the real world.The Reptilian/Illuminati New World Order is here whether you choose to except the fact, or dismiss it as a fairy tale ,there are those amongst us who... (by quandary121)
Apr 24th, 2009 by El Barto last post
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World Religions
World Religions If anyone says that his/her religion is the only path to God and that other paths lead to hell, I have one humble question. The question is for every religion without any trace of partiality. The simple question is: Today I have... (by dattaswami)
Apr 13th, 2009 by darkbeaver last post
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The sad pathetic religion of carnivory
Carnivory is a funny thing in humans- how many times have you heard a person say "NO WAY I am giving up meat!!" or "I'd DIE without burgers and steak" and even the macho, grotesque "I like it to still be bleeding when I eat it" Yes, it is indeed an... (by mabudon)
Apr 12th, 2009 by JLM last post
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Who can really argue with the basic philosophy if you are not Christian, of Jesus POPULAR!
We have Atheists Humanists Agnostics Philosophers that are in agreement or not with another philosopher, must drive students crazy Religions as diverse or at times a common thread runs through Abraham is traced back by Jews, Christians and... (by Goober)
Apr 11th, 2009 by dancing-loon last post
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Positive Affirmations!
I am in control of my life! am I really? how about YOU? (by dancing-loon)
Apr 8th, 2009 by Spade last post
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Life is short One way trip
Life is short One way trip Having lost a substantial number of friends in the Army From training accidents Drunk Drivers to many from suicide Killed in the Former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan I have seen families squabble about SFA and... (by Goober)
Apr 8th, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Infinity
The first number before infinity is 1. The last number before infinity is 1. (by Lithp)
Apr 5th, 2009 by Vereya last post
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Why atheists' arguments don't work
I thought I would post an argument from the side of religion for a change. :lol: YouTube - Why atheists' arguments don't work And if that doesn't convince you (warning: graphic language and depictions): ... (by Scott Free)
Apr 2nd, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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The God Who Wasn't There
The God Who Wasn't There A terrific documentary. I highly recommend it for anyone who has been infected with the god virus. (by Scott Free)
Mar 18th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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The steps to belief (or disbelief) POPULAR!
The steps to belief (or disbelief) Doubting → wavering → thinking → discussing → preferring the belief or the disbelief → believing → confirming the belief → positive action along with the belief → sure belief or certainty. The thinking,... (by eanassir)
Mar 16th, 2009 by karrie last post
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When Do We Aquire Our Life Force?
I was not sure where to put this thread as it is more of a paranormal/witchcraft topic so I stuck it here. I was reading the thread Tyr put up on abortion and morality this... (by CanadianLove)