Why Don't People Believe 'That which Confirms What They Had Before'?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 31, 2012 1:19pm CST
The Qur`an (after telling how people disbelieved both Moses and Jesus) says 002.089 "And when there comes to them a Book from Allah, confirming what is with them,- although from of old they had prayed for victory against those without Faith,- when there comes to them that which they (should) have recognised, they refuse to believe in it but the curse of Allah is on those without Faith." I think it's because the people have been "burned" for their belief before (as when I believed that--since I was a miraculous human (hit by a car, dead for a few minutes, comatose for a few days/weeks, paralyzed for a few months)--that 'being part of a Christian church' would set me up with a wife & children-on-the-way. Learning that 'setting members up with proper family in THIS life' was not one of the church's goals, I was (& still am) very-tempted to become atheist. Luckily, G-d HATES 'church' (or at least the system-of-society to which we've given that name). That is, the church is NOT seeking the kingdom of G-d; it's basically seeking 'to make sure everyone's "good" & "nice".' But sometimes (as The Witch observes in the Musical Into the Woods) 'good' and 'nice' are not "right." Why won't people forsake 'nice' and 'good' for the 'right' Word of G-d?
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• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Nov 12
Kinda shows what I believe about Jesus: That He's a Buddha, that--as He lived--He was a bodhisattva (which I've always interpreted as 'one on the way to becoming a Buddha, who shows us all the way to become a Buddha by teaching others to become Buddhas (Buddhi?)) As the Bible says, Jesus said "I Am the Way ..." (and no, "if you call me the right name and give me all the credit" was NOWHERE in that '...'), so Mansur Al-Hallajwas indeed just as much G-d as Jesus was. (Again, I'm not Jesus wasn't the 'Christ' (which even the Al Quran names Him ... 'Christ' being 'the Anointed One'---'the one chosen by G-d/Allah/FSM, signified by rubbing oil on them'), but just that He wasn't G-d anymore than I am.)
• United States
2 Nov 12
I was told this. One can be a Jew for G-d or a Jew against G-d but you can't be a Jew without G-d. As I read this I thought this must go for Christians too. You are special regardless if you decide to be a Christian , Atheist , or anything else. Why do many go for nice and good? Because they need an all loving G-d. That is why many can't see G-d as having a temper or a mean streak. We always go back to G-d as a piece of art thing. To many they see G-d and nice and kind. It is their truth.