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Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

When Abraham was tested for fulfillment of God's command, Abraham was successful in the test and no binding was occurred.

This event is celebrated by muslims known as Eid al-Adha

This event is also mentioned in bible and Torah but why it is not celebrated at all in west?

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Yeah, this was one of God's better "only pulling your leg!" moments. Abraham and Isaac must have laughed hard at that one.
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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

Who wants popcorn?
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Define "the West".
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I ate half of the wabbit, you can have the west.

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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

ok, this was a sincere question for religious people and all wanna be clowns(trolls) can find another thread to be funny.

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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

I believe there are quite a lot of occasions in the Bible where God tests his people, or allows them to be tested. I don't understand it at all. However, I don't necessarily make jokes about things I don't understand.
The reason why Abraham's trial is celebrated by some 'religious communities' (for want of a better phrase - I guess DB has a better one) and not by others? I have no idea. I don't know why this particular testing is 'chosen' by those who DO celebrate it either.

Would this also be an interesting theme for discussion?
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West from Middle east

lets talk about europe only at the moment
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lets talk about europe only at the moment

Why?


You're being very evasive here. Whose practices, exactly, do you wish you ask about?
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West from Middle east.
I`ve been wondering for a while what happened to the Near East? When I was a lad it was on the maps and I still hear it on the German radio.

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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

Methinks everyone here should start studying ancient and varied religious topics as (according to the press) various religions from the east will be/are descending upon Europe - so there may be many such arbitrary questions posed requiring intelligent replies - and Google/Wikipedia is obviously not as entertaining as having direct replies.

Of course, one may simply direct these folks with their religious questions to their local minister who usually is in residence in that big building with a steeple, which occupies the center of most European towns - who will most happily answer ALL their theological questions.
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- who will most happily answer ALL their theological questions.
Unless they're too difficult, like why does supposedly omnipotent god allow war, starvation and other nasty things.

To which the standard reply is "it's a test to see if you get into heaven".

So then you ask "But god's omniscient as well, so what need for a test?".

To which the answer is usually that questioning the word of god is a sin, so shut up and pray...
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This event is also mentioned in bible and Torah but why it is not celebrated at all in west?
Because animal slaughter is illegal outside licensed premises / abattoirs in most "western" countries.
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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

Why should Christians want to celebrate this? Why do Muslims celebrate this?

If you had read the Torah you would know that the jewish people have their "festivities" (for lack of a better word) written down in the Thora. So why should they celebrate a muslim thing?

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Why should Christians want to celebrate this? Why do Muslims celebrate this?

If you had read the Thora you would know that the jewish people have their "festivities" (for lack of a better word) written down in the Thora. So why should they celebrate a muslim thing?
As i mentioned, it is not only a muslim thing, the event is mentioned in Thora and Bible also
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When Abraham was tested for fulfillment of God's command, Abraham was successful in the test and no binding was occurred.

This event is celebrated by muslims known as Eid al-Adha

This event is also mentioned in bible and Torah but why it is not celebrated at all in west?

lets discuss
It's not celebrated in the "West" as we are Christian - on and off. You are referring to the Bible's Old Testement. We do not celebrate many Old Testement events...
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This event is also mentioned in bible and Torah but why it is not celebrated at all in west?
Do Muslims celebrate Christmas and Easter? After all, the events are also mentioned in your scriptures...
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Do Muslims celebrate Christmas and Easter? After all, the events are also mentioned in your scriptures...
Yes, we have a holiday, we dont have a Christmas tree though.
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Yes, we have a holiday, we dont have a Christmas tree though.
You have holidays specifically to celebrate the birth and the resurrection of Jesus? I don't think so.
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