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  • Green Party
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    Us Americans believe in Love and Peace on Earth, we praise our body , we meditate to fresh air, to the rain , to candles, and do Yoga. We believe that we know right from wrong, we respectfully are respectfully to our own people and we are proud to be right about life as God as our witness. We give our self respect, moral support, education, music, and conseiour our body and the nature separately. The religions of others than First Baptist/Christianity is not our Original religion. If you do not worship our Religion then it is not suppose to be practiced here in the United States
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    fustonlaw Wrote: Us Americans believe in Love and Peace on Earth, we praise our body , we meditate to fresh air, to the rain , to candles, and do Yoga. We believe that we know right from wrong, we respectfully are respectfully to our own people and we are proud to be right about life as God as our witness. We give our self respect, moral support, education, music, and conseiour our body and the nature separately. The religions of others than First Baptist/Christianity is not our Original religion. If you do not worship our Religion then it is not suppose to be practiced here in the United States
    I don't thinks so!
    First of all "Americans" (do they really exist; because they all are immigrants except the Indians) do not love peace on earth; they started the most invasions and wars of any country since WWII. Second they do not like fresh air; like to polute everything around them including their own bodies with fattening foods or drugs or pot. Third they seldom know right from wrong that is why there is a shooting or murder every night in this town.
    Related to religion; What is the "original" religion? Pray to the "sun"? I just wonder what have you been smoking?
  • Democrat
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    First of all ,there is no way that anyone can say with any authority which religion was first, to do so would just get that person labeled as some sort of nut, as for wars, I said it before and I'll say it again, Man is an aggressive creature, relying on the theory of being predator or prey, his earlier wars were fought over the millions of years of existence were for food, territory and for the survival of his clan, tribe, or group, as weapons got better so did the reasons for warfare on their neighbors, now it included politics, land grabbing and of course religion, and that is how it is up to the present day, although the reasons now have included Treaty Enforcement with our Allies, so it is always difficult to decide what reason started which conflict.
  • Liberal
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    All religions reference the stars..................that was there television 3000 years ago
  • Democrat
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: All religions reference the stars..................that was there television 3000 years ago
    I don't think the Hindu's reference the stars as deities, but they believe of the self and that the inner self contains all the knowledge that Man needs, this why so much attention is paid to mediation and various forms of Yoga, etc. Also The Buddahist hold similar views and I don't believe they reference the stars as their deities either, now certain gods residing in the sky or the clouds is another matter, there are plenty of those religions around, but I wouldn't say all religions reference the stars, because we just don't know.
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    johnnycee Wrote: First of all ,there is no way that anyone can say with any authority which religion was first, to do so would just get that person labeled as some sort of nut, as for wars, I said it before and I'll say it again, Man is an aggressive creature, relying on the theory of being predator or prey, his earlier wars were fought over the millions of years of existence were for food, territory and for the survival of his clan, tribe, or group, as weapons got better so did the reasons for warfare on their neighbors, now it included politics, land grabbing and of course religion, and that is how it is up to the present day, although the reasons now have included Treaty Enforcement with our Allies, so it is always difficult to decide what reason started which conflict.
    The first religion was likely created by being scared as hell from everything around you; so they thought it would please whatever scared them by offering their buddies and family to the "god's ; the only thing changed over time is instead of offering "blood" we now offer "money" to cover our scary butts.
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    johnnycee Wrote:
    L.A. Citizen Wrote: All religions reference the stars..................that was there television 3000 years ago
    I don't think the Hindu's reference the stars as deities, but they believe of the self and that the inner self contains all the knowledge that Man needs, this why so much attention is paid to mediation and various forms of Yoga, etc. Also The Buddahist hold similar views and I don't believe they reference the stars as their deities either, now certain gods residing in the sky or the clouds is another matter, there are plenty of those religions around, but I wouldn't say all religions reference the stars, because we just don't know.
    these views you mention are more of a philosophy. Buddha isn't considered a god who's alive and well in some paradise waiting to embrace you. These religions focus on the inner self...preaching accountability. Star worship predates all religions.
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    johnnycee Wrote:
    L.A. Citizen Wrote: All religions reference the stars..................that was there television 3000 years ago
    I don't think the Hindu's reference the stars as deities, but they believe of the self and that the inner self contains all the knowledge that Man needs, this why so much attention is paid to mediation and various forms of Yoga, etc. Also The Buddahist hold similar views and I don't believe they reference the stars as their deities either, now certain gods residing in the sky or the clouds is another matter, there are plenty of those religions around, but I wouldn't say all religions reference the stars, because we just don't know.
    these views you mention are more of a philosophy. Buddha isn't considered a god who's alive and well in some paradise waiting to embrace you. These religions focus on the inner self...preaching accountability. Star worship predates all religions.
    "Star worship predates all religions", you know you are wrong of course, because you can't know that , don't feel bad,no one can. All religions are about a certain philosophy, even non- believers are of a certain philosophy, so I don't know what your intent was in making that statement, Gautama Buddha was teacher , a Philosopher if you will, his followers deemed him holy, so a religion was born of that philosophy, and you are correct again in stating that religions do want you to have a sense of accountability, what is wrong with? You can't seriously believe in a society where there are no morals or accountability for ones own actions.






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    JC

    If accountability is taught by churches then what's up with the "ten hail Mary's"?? Prisons were built to force accountability, not churches. Churches protect, cover, and deceive on behalf of their followers. We see this everyday and yet you make the claim....interesting.

    Thousands of years of crimes committed by the cloth and you respond by saying "everyone is a sinner". I'm not addressing everyone. I'm addressing the evil institutions of all religions and the "people" who believe that the almighty needs them to fight on his behalf.....This is comedy central.

    I hear you always say that we shouldn't judge others when that's all the church has done since the very start...JUDGE OTHERS, pronounce sentence, and then carry out the most heinous acts in furtherance of their judgment......witout mercy......evil men have always been the driving force of all religions.
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: JC

    If accountability is taught by churches then what's up with the "ten hail Mary's"?? Prisons were built to force accountability, not churches. Churches protect, cover, and deceive on behalf of their followers. We see this everyday and yet you make the claim....interesting.

    Thousands of years of crimes committed by the cloth and you respond by saying "everyone is a sinner". I'm not addressing everyone. I'm addressing the evil institutions of all religions and the "people" who believe that the almighty needs them to fight on his behalf.....This is comedy central.

    I hear you always say that we shouldn't judge others when that's all the church has done since the very start...JUDGE OTHERS, pronounce sentence, and then carry out the most heinous acts in furtherance of their judgment......witout mercy......evil men have always been the driving force of all religions.



    It's not just the church's that teach accountability, parents hopefully teach accountability along with strong moral teachings, the ten Hail Mary's you speak of is probably referring to the penance given after a Roman Catholic's confession is heard by a priest, and before absolution is given those prayers must be recited as a show of faith towards forgiveness. The Church itself is no safe haven from the evil ones works, as a matter of fact some of the worst evils done in the world were done by church leaders, and yes, everyone is a sinner including some of man's institutions of religious learning, and I don't know where you read that the Lord needs man to fight evil on His behalf, it's the other way around, we need His help to fend off the temptations of the evil one. Now as far judging is concerned, only God can judge mans soul, man on the hand renders judgments on mans actions and intentions, to not judge others in that regard will led to total anarchy and the downfall of a civilized society, and I find no evil in Jesus and as a follower of the Christ, I believe that many people follow his teachings to obtain a fullness in life and in death, religions have been corrupted by evil men, not the other way round.
  • Green Party
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    we are taught that buddism is not our religion, we do not praise statues, catholic is not our religion because we had so many important people harrassed and killed. our religion is what i said we are Christians we are to go by the Kings James version, and the harrassment and worshipping statue is not normal for us. we do have American people here as we are all English and German including the Indians that probably should not even being calling themselfs Indians as you research the Indians are Scottish and English people. So knowing right from wrong is respect and it says in our teaching to no dirty our selfs which means we work study praise clean and even go to the doctors when we are suppose to and have parties with others to not have gatherings with those who do commit crime. Our parties consist of no alcohol which makes it all so much more important clean and fun
  • Center Left
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    Catholics are Christians, ya know. They are actually the largest religion in the country at 23%. But that is only because Protestantism is broken up into to many different sects (Baptist, Methodist, Evangelical, Puritanism, etc). But the everything you have posted makes absolutely no sense. It seems random and is so full of logical fallacies that it makes any response that touches all the topics you bring up just as insane.
  • Liberal
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    JC

    according to Wikipedia Buddhists and Hindus also worshipped the sun . google sun worship. hit wikipedia
  • Independent
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    Zach F Wrote: Catholics are Christians, ya know. They are actually the largest religion in the country at 23%. But that is only because Protestantism is broken up into to many different sects (Baptist, Methodist, Evangelical, Puritanism, etc). But the everything you have posted makes absolutely no sense. It seems random and is so full of logical fallacies that it makes any response that touches all the topics you bring up just as insane.
    Zach, yes you said it right. I can't follow the writer either; it is mixed like a bad cocktail.
    Anyway if the subject is still " what was the first religion, then my answer is still: It started by being scared for the unknown (and the dinosaurs?); which is still the case today, (regardless of science). So then those scared people started to see "visions" and"ghosts" in their dreams etc etc. Once they learned to write millions of years later, they put those visions and dreams in a book. Some smarter people saw a means to get power and money out of it and there we are nowadays.
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: JC

    according to Wikipedia Buddhists and Hindus also worshipped the sun . google sun worship. hit wikipedia
    These religious sects did not worship the Sun , they may have used it as a symbol, their whole theme is of the inner self and self fulfillment , their deities resemble earthly things, although certainly in the abstract with their many armed and sometimes multi legged gods.