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  • In old times parents spent a fortune to make their son a priest due to two reasons: one a priest can enjoy luxury, two the priest has infinite power, even a control over the rulers. We can see the remnants of that reality in the Pope (forgive me if …
  • This question is well discussed on Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Th pre-Christain era drama tries to answer the question: are we on the mercy of gods because our destiny is predetermined, or do we ourselves make our own destiny. My belief is later, we mak…
  • You do not become a gay by your choice. You are born with gay tendency. (ask any doctor and you will know). If you are born that way, you will need a partner who is like you. Therefor there is no sin in gar relationship. It is not about what you do …
  • Yoga was devised by Shiva, one of the Gods in Hindu Trinity. However, Yoga, as we know today has nothing to do with Hindu religious practice. It is of course a spiritual discipline, but it has nothing to do with Hinduism. Therefore, I do not see why…
    in Yoga Comment by Justin July 6
  • God is not someone who will listen to our petty grievances. God's creation runs on autopilot. God does not have direct interference with what goes in the world. He is too mighty to care for human's pathetic desires. 
  • Religious institutions like Church can actually end all social problems like street children, homelessness, hunger, etc. Because they earn a lot of money through donation and other activities (selling religious paraphernalia, for example), and they …
    in Street Children Comment by Justin July 5
  • As far as I have understood about the concept of heaven and hell, I think upon death people lie in their grave until they will be awakened in the judgement day and they will be sent to heaven or hell according to their deeds. I When does this judgem…
  • I believe in the Hindu concept of samsara. Samsara means this world where we are born, where we live and where we die. When we die, is that the end? Not exactly, death is not the end it is beginning of another life as the soul escape the dead body a…
  • The head covering worn by women in various religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, even Hinduism is subjugation of women. The male priest in the ancient times promoted male chauvinism and nothing else.
  • Unless a person actually wants to convert, you are doing injustice and even angering God by forcing people to convert. I do not like religion conversion, I believe in tolerant society where everyone accepts other religion and culture.
  • Karma principle as explained in Hinduism and Buddhism is not just about what you do in this life will be followed in the next life. Karma principle tells that human beings have soul and sole does not die, it changes the body just like human beings c…
    in Law of Karma Comment by Justin June 30
  • I believe religion is a personal matter. Just like your underwear is your own and you don't share your underwear with anyone else, religion is also too personal matter, It should be kept inside you. Maybe you find my example awkward, but you need to…
  • The question reminds me to an incident that occurred about 6 years ago. During a devastating earthquake a church collapsed and all 40 people including the priest died. Why Jesus did not come to rescue these people?
  • Forgive me if I offend you. Catholic Church has been forcing celibacy on priests so hard that they have started looking for unnatural means to gratify their sexual pleasure. (I am trying to point the issue of child abuse in catholic churches)
  • Those who are obsessed about Gods and talks about Gd too much are either hypocrites or are disillusioned people. God has nothing to do with our life. We live a good life not because God has been merciful to us or live a bad life because God is not h…
  • It does not matter what religion you follow, but you all need to accept one thing: there many religions. What Jesus is for Christian is Muhammad for Muslims. You follow your religion without disturbing others' religions. Just like you practice relig…
  • I would consider using app instead of the printed book. However, I would not use the app if there are a lot of ads. I would prefer to pay for premium membership on the app if there are no ads. If the app has a community feature, that would be great.…
  • I do not doubt in the historicity of Jesus Christ, the Israelites, and the Abhramic people and tradition. There have been a lot of proofs, not in Christian tradition only but other traditions as well. For example, the life of Jesus Christ has also b…
  • What wrongs did these poor kids committed? Sinners (according to the religion, but not according to me) are the parents and not the kids. If the church continues to discriminate people due to such wrong notions, it will alienate itself from the mass…
  • I am against all sorts of revenge. Revenge will not give you peace, it will make you a troubled soul. We need to learn the power for forgiveness. When you forgive, you will be more at peace. If you revenge someone, his/her child will revenge you som…
  • How can the church say condom is ok where as other forms of birth control is not ok. Is there any mention in the Bible that people can use condom? This is nonsense argument. God created people, right? People created birth control. Based on this t…
  • For many people remembering God is like saying "Oh God" during the bedroom romps. You shouldn't bring God to every thing. If you think euthanasia is intereference to God's work, what do you think about a doctor doing C section. Is he playing God b…
    in On Euthanasia Comment by Justin June 21
  • Modernization is not making religion obsolete.Actually modernization is making religion more popular. When I was a kid, there were no Churches in our own. People in our town used to go to nearby town to pray. But currently, there are three churches …
  • I am not a very religious person but I don't like criticizing any religion not just the religion I am following. When I was in teens, I did not care much when people started talking nonsense about the religion follow. But as I am moving into adultho…
  • I am sorry if I am offending someone, but I am against teaching religion to kids. I believe religion is a personal matter and the individuals should be given to choose any religion they want. Just because you are Catholic does not mean your kids ha…