Message from discussion Did you know that about Islam?
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From: t...@loft.tnolan.com (Ted Nolan <tednolan>)
Subject: Re: Did you know that about Islam?
Date: 6 Oct 2012 08:02:26 GMT
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In article <email@example.com>,
Robert Carnegie <rja.carne...@excite.com> wrote:
>On Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:03:35 AM UTC+1, Lawrence Watt-Evans wrote:
>> On 2012-10-04 09:08:31 -0400, Robert Carnegie said:
>> > On Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:59:44 AM UTC+1, Lawrence Watt-Evans wrote:
>> >> On 2012-10-03 12:00:26 -0400, Robert Carnegie said:
>> >>> On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:54:10 AM UTC+1, Quadibloc wrote:
>> >>>> The religious beliefs of Muslims are certainly different
>> >>>> from the religious beliefs of Christians. But here, does
>> >>>> "different" mean "alien", particularly _incomprehensibly_
>> >>>> alien? Or is the behavior of Muslims an entirely predictable
>> >>>> consequence of being brought up in a tradition where one
>> >>>> simply has a different set of marching orders from one's God?
>> >>> Are they even particularly different? God, angels, sin, lots of
>> >>> praying, doing good, going to heaven when you die, and, of course,
>> >>> going on crusades to convert unbelievers, or their temples anyway.
>> >> Right.
>> >>> In fact, pretty much /every/ religion is like that - or at least,
>> >>> the conspicuous ones; but, then, the crusading thing is what makes
>> >>> them conspicuous, and of course wealthy and successful
>> >> So you don't consider Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, or Shintoism to be
>> >> conspicuous?
>> > Well, Buddhism for instance has heavens and gods, just kind of
>> > differently to most other religions. But if that's what you go
>> > to a religion for, they've got them.
>> Depends which school of Buddhism. Not all of them have gods. (Heaven,
>> yes, but not gods.)
>So? I'm saying, gods you want, gods we got. If not in stock, can order
>> > Suppose we concentrate on the earthly-life contribution to the deal -
>> > sin, praying, territorial expansion. I think /that's/ all of them,
>> > including Judaism.
>> "Sin," as distinct from "evil," is only found in Abrahamic religions,
>> and Shinto does not have territorial expansion.
>What's the distinction with sin? And, should Shinto be my new favourite
>religion, with no associations to organised aggressive acts that might
>be taken into account?
I'm guessing that while you might be conquered into a Co-Prosperity Sphere
by Shintoists, they wouldn't attempt to convert you...
What's not in Columbia anymore..