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Religion matters?

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.

I would be interested in all religions actually, more specifically in the teachings about love, reincarnation, or whatever you find essential for yourself.

An example...John 3:16, For God so love the world that....

If it is in a foreign language, I would appreciate if you could let me know where I can find the original writing.

I am ready to answer any questions you have.

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Old 11.03.2011, 23:12
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Re: Religion matters?

I'm Atheist, but I like the concept of Norse mythology.
Norse mythology is based on tolerance, honesty, honor and respect for nature and all life. One of the core Norse mythology is that each person is responsible for himself and his actions.
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Re: Religion matters?

Jedi. Your lack of knowledge in my force disturbs me
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Religion matters?

Ok...I might try to pass that off as a religion

Thanks Begga...just read about it now in Wikipedia...it's beautiful...

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Re: Religion matters?

wait B, so the einherjar were tolerating each other all the way to Valhalla?
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Re: Religion matters?

You actually grew up in a church? And you just know the bible more or less? You're doing a project on religions but you're only well versed in some? What are you looking for....I'm lost!
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Re: Religion matters?

yes...I did...

More or less is I guess a humble way of saying...yes!

I am interested on the learnings are important for other people in their religion...and of course with the process learn about other religions.
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didn't expect you to find me that quickly
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Re: Religion matters?

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/
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Re: Religion matters?

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?

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wait B, so the einherjar were tolerating each other all the way to Valhalla?
Did the Christians love their neighbours as they loved them self during the middle ages? No.
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Norse mythology is based on tolerance, honesty, honor and respect for nature and all life. One of the core Norse mythology is that each person is responsible for himself and his actions.
Norse history, on the other hand, mostly consists of beating up the English and getting one's viking @rse kicked on a regular basis by the Scots
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Norse history, on the other hand, mostly consists of beating up the English
Well.... okay, biting my lips together now, biting my lips...
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Re: Religion matters?

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
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Religion really doesn't matter - you still don't get to eat.

Christianity
"Don't eat that apple!"
"Why not?" (eating)
"You're barred!"

Islam/Judaism
"Don't eat that pig!"
"Why not?" (eating)
"You're barred!"

Hinduism
"Don't eat that cow!"
"Why not?" (eating)
"You're barred!"

Shinto
"Put the food over there."
"What food?"
"You're barred!"

Taoism
"What is food?"
"What is anything in and of itself?"
"You're in!"

Buddism
"Don't eat!"
"Why not?" (eating)
"You're barred!"


(That's enough Comparative Gastronomy - Ed.)
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Christianity
"Don't eat that apple!"
"Why not?" (eating)
"You're barred!"
Actually it wasn't an apple. And anyway it was the 'pear' on the ground anyway...
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Actually it wasn't an apple. And anyway it was the 'pear' on the ground anyway...
I'm more of a Persephone/pomegranate person myself, if the truth be told
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An example...John 3:16, For God so love the world that....

If it is in a foreign language, I would appreciate if you could let me know where I can find the original writing.
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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