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Old 12.03.2011, 14:00
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Here is the original writing for John 3:16:
Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ Θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν Υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς Αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλ᾽ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον

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Thats not difficult to understand if you speak greek
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Old 12.03.2011, 16:57
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Did the Christians love their neighbours as they loved them self during the middle ages? No.
Oh they did. They just didn't like themselves very much either.

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Thats not difficult to understand if you speak greek
Or have a maths degree.
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Old 12.03.2011, 17:03
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Did the Christians love their neighbours as they loved them self during the middle ages? No.

Correct, how does that relate to the norse killing?

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Old 12.03.2011, 21:07
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Correct, how does that relate to the norse killing?

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I was just saying that religion has change pass the centuries; Norse no less than Christian.
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Old 12.03.2011, 22:06
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Re: Religion matters?

Thanks for all your inputs...!

I am looking for verses from maybe the Koran or Buddhist scriptures or or or...which are important to you...of course, you might post your afterthoughts as well...if it's too not extreme...!
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Old 12.03.2011, 22:07
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I think a "professional" i.e. a Pastor can give you the best advice.
why don't you try here? It's a nice Church in Zurich

http://www.ipc-zurich.org/
thanks!...might be handy at a later stage....
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Old 12.03.2011, 22:10
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Do you literally mean "Which verses/teachings are important in your religion?"

or do you mean which verses/teachings are important to us as individuals from the religion we are practising?

Kash.
I mean both actually...the verses which are important in your religion irregardless of whether you do practise or not...(sometimes we don't practise enough when we think is important..)
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Old 12.03.2011, 22:11
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So are you looking for the key statement of belief of particular religions?

I've studied comparative religion, but never really practiced all the ones I've studied. I suppose here are a few possibilities:

Buddhism:
"Desire and ignorance are the root of suffering"

Japanes Zen Koan:
"What is the sound of one hand clapping?"

Hare Krishna:
"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare"

Hindusim:
Ooooommmmmmmmmm
Thanks...not sure the actual meaning of the last though...!
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Old 12.03.2011, 22:50
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Re: Religion matters?

This one is very dear to me:

James 1:5
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

basically, faith, faith and more faith
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Thanks...not sure the actual meaning of the last though...!
Om or Aum in Hinduism is the sacred syllable of the absolute, the omnipotent and omnipresent:






But as for my Christian conviction, it is Ephesians 2:8

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."
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I am embarking on a project which heavily involves religions across the world. As I am only well-versed in some, I would appreciate any help...
I can offer you comprehensive information arising from my intense involvement in 2 religions over 2 decades, but first you must tell me what is this 'project'??? Evidently you are looking for 'insider' info, otherwise everything else is basically on the internet these days...it would be pretty stupid of me, or anyone, to simply 'hand over' our own stories, just to 'help' you. For those who 'know', such information is of great personal value
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Re: Religion matters?

For me the verse or teaching that is most prominently on my mind will change depending on what is going on in my life.

But one verse that is usually there or thereabouts is this verse which is the last verse revealed of the Koran:

"And fear the day in which you will return unto God. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly." [2:281]

It refers to one's judgment in the next life, and I think is pretty straightforward in its message.

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God is seven!
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I am embarking on a project which heavily involves religions across the world. As I am only well-versed in some, I would appreciate any help...

Which verses/teachings are important in your religion?

If you feel it's better to send a PM, yes please...

I am really interested to hear your views...


Thanks a g'zillion!

Thanks for some input...

I grew up in a church, know the bible more or less.

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Hare Krishna:
"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare"
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Thanks...not sure the actual meaning of the last though...!
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You are too cute to hate sweety
I was just saying that religion has change pass the centuries; Norse no less than Christian.
But Christianity started off as peaceful, before middle ages abherations. Did Norse?
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I can offer you comprehensive information arising from my intense involvement in 2 religions over 2 decades, but first you must tell me what is this 'project'??? Evidently you are looking for 'insider' info, otherwise everything else is basically on the internet these days...it would be pretty stupid of me, or anyone, to simply 'hand over' our own stories, just to 'help' you. For those who 'know', such information is of great personal value
This would be at the end...an art project. I am looking for verses or teachings which are important to their believers.

I am not looking for insider info. I know some of the info is prob somewhere online, but it would be great to know which verses/teachings/values are important to her believers.

You don't need to share private stories to explain your convictions. A quote from your religion is sufficient. Of course, please only share what you are comfortable.
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Must be a real lonely place from Monday to and Saturday
Oh...you don't want to know...
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Re: Religion matters?

ok..Thought I might share some of my own

thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself - from the book of Leviticus
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...an art project..
Inadequate answer.

What type of art???

'Art project' can be purely decorative/aesthetic OR at the other end of the scale it can be social/political statements and can be used for business purposes.
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