RELIGION A HINDRANCE TO TRUE LOVE?

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Religion: A hindrance to true love Is it true?

Asked By: sirRinai (18-21, F) 45 minutes ago

Well, we were discussing in our class about the myth of some spring then through the discussion this came up.

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Posted by pukirahe Jan 31st, 2013 at 3:14AM

Religion originates from divine Love.
Without religion, no one can know the
exact meaning of love and how to practice it.
Some wrongly think that attachment of boys
and girls is love.
Others consider family relationship as love;
service to the nation as love, performing acts
of charities and so on as love.
In fact, all of these feelings and actions are only
secular aspects of the boundless and unconditional love
originating from God.
With religious revival in this Age of human maturity,
we will all learn to know and to perform love as
taught by the Messengers of God. This will end all
divisions because of false understandings in the past.
God is Love, hence love is the strongest foundation of
all worlds.

Reply by TimeIsLimited Jan 31st, 2013 at 7:49PM

In logic, it works like this: A = B (If A equals B) B= C (And if B equals C) Then A = C (A also equals C) By this logic, when we break down your argument–we get the following: Love equals Religion. Religion equals God. Love and God are equivalent. Except, here is the problem with that. You have to prove that each part of that is true. First, love equals religion… Well, the golden rule might be to love they neighbor as thyself but that is no exclusive to religion. Actually, that is a commonly held rule among atheists as myself. It is a moral value and morals are not exclusive to religion. Therefore, since you can’t prove that religion equals love–your argument above actually reads like this: Religion equals love. (A + B) Love equals God. (B + C) Religion equals God. (A = C) Essentially, you have proved absolutely nothing but simply made a circle out of words.

 

Reply by pukirahe Jan 31st, 2013 at 9:02PM

Reasoning is great, but it usually leads to falsity. See how evolutionist and creationist philosophers dispute to no end! Golden rules are man’s lessons drawn from religious teachings. I trust in God more than in man.

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Baha’u’llah says:

 “3. O SON OF MAN! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

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Love removes barriers

In nature and society

As taught by Lord God

MOST BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE YOU HAVE HEARD?

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English: Haiphong Cathedral (2007) Français : Cathédrale d’Haïphong (Eglise du Très Saint Rosaire) Tiếng Việt: Nhà thờ lớn Hải Phòng (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Paris, City of Light” in vietnamese “Paris, ville lumière” en vietnamien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is the most beautiful language you have heard? Can you speak it?

Asked By: thenewestdaughter (31-35, F) 51 minutes ago

I think ASL and Itallian. I am semi good at ASL and thanks to my aunt I know some swear words in Itallian but thats all

Posted by pukirahe Jan 31st, 2013 at 2:36AM

Vietnamese, national language spoken by
the majority people (Kinh) of Vietnam: Our
daily conversation sounds like a piece of
beautiful poetry and sweet music. This music
is most clear from the mouths of Northerners,
especially the girls of Hải Phòng and Hà Nội
who speak the language with proper accents:

Hôm nay đi Chùa Hương
Hoa cỏ mờ hơi sương;
Cùng thầy me em dậy,
Em vấn đầu soi gương.

(Today we are visitng the Fragrant Pagoda,
While flowering meadows are still in the mist
My parents and I already got up,
I made my hair before the mirror).

I also think that all other languages of the world
have their own beauties beyond my knowledge.
And I believe that English will become the universal
one.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“There must be one universal language. The diversity in Faiths is also a cause of separation. The true foundation of all faiths must be established, the outer differences abolished. There must be a Oneness of Faith. To end all these differences is a very hard task. The whole world is sick, and needs the power of the Great Healer.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 59)

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 Universal tongue

The most beautiful of all

It makes unity

WHY ARE YOU HERE?

Why are you here? Give details.

Asked By: Seanonamous (41-45, M) 14 minutes ago

Posted by pukirahe Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:14PM

On EP? Answering questions.
On Internet? Learning and self-expression.
On earth? Conducting a purposeful and
happy life?
On Milky Way? I will ask God.
On infinite world? Just moving as nothingness.
However, I will look for more meanings in the
Holy Books.
For the time being, I am really content and thankful about
my life on earth with the Internet. People in the next
century may tell more meaningful reasons.
It seems that love, unity, peace is the highest
ideal for all time and all space.

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Abdul-Baha says:

 “The centers of progress for each age are the manifestations of God as seen in his prophets. In whatever country or at whatever time they appear, they are the focus of the creational day – for as the sun in the material heaven develops the material beings, so do these spiritual suns develop the world of minds and souls.

Let us turn toward the spiritual sun and acquire a light which will render the world luminous, so that we may be freed from matter and acquire celestial qualities, that this limited life may merge into the eternal.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 58)

 

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Progress and progress

In love unity and peace

That is the reason

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE POSSESSION?

What’s your favorite possession?

Asked By: davish16 (16-17, M) 11 minutes ago

Posted by pukirahe Jan 30th, 2013 at 9:01PM

Computer.
It is now my closest friend who assists me to do
all may daily work. I do my translation, correspond
with people, learning new lessons right here, online
and offline.
I really cannot know how to spend my time without
electricity, and especially without a computer.
I think that wealthy children should encourage their parents
to use the computer. This will keep them busy, useful,
progressive… when they can no longer do things
with muscles and physical power.
And perhaps, their precious experiences can be shared
to younger people who cannot contact them in real life.

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Abdul-Baha says:

 Europe has made extraordinary material progress, but if the qualities partake of the dust, what lasting result can accrue? The ideal to strive for is that which is in the supreme horizon – that is eternal! The underground is for worms and moles. That which is a cause for joy is a nest on the highest branch.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 56)

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Living longer now

Elder people serve better

On their computer

COMPARING YAHOO ANSWERS TO EP/Q&A?

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How do you compare Yahoo Answers to the Answer System in EP?

Asked By: Apollonis (22-25, F) 2 hours ago

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Posted by pukirahe Jan 30th, 2013 at 8:38PM

I feel that EP/Q&A is the best, but I don’t know why.
I have participated answering on Yahoo and some
other Websites, but I quitted all. Now, every day I
still feel happy with this EP section.
However, this is not a correct conclusion: other old
Websites may make improvement and there are lots
of other New Websites that I don’t know yet.
Wishing that EP will keep its station on the virtual world
for other generations.
With best wishes on Lunar New Year for all EP admin
and EPers.

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Abdul-Baha says:

 “We must be adorers of the sun of reality from whatsoever horizon it may appear, rather than adorers of the horizon; for should we concentrate our attention in one direction, the sun may appear from quite another and leave us deprived of the sun’s bestowals which are the wisdom and guidance of God and the favor of God, which constitute spiritual progress.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 33)

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Progress essntial

Without daily improvement

We’ll be forgotten

RELIGIONS SHOULD BE OPEN TO QUESTIONING?

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I think all religions should be open to criticism and questioning, including Islam. Do you feel the same? Why/why not?

Asked By: NurseC (18-21, F) 20 minutes ago

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Posted by pukirahe Jan 30th, 2013 at 6:57AM

God allows mankind to ask questions
or even to act against Him. The reason is
that nobody can win over God’s omniscience
and omnipotence. That is why all religions
of God have existed and will continue to exist
eternally.
He who asks questions to find the truth will see the truth.
He who asks with other purposes may attract
false answers for themselves.
I believe that in this Age of human maturity,
with all Holy Books available on the Internet,
the majority of mankind will get the wisest answers
about God, the Creator of all worlds.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“Ask ye that which shall be of

profit to you in the Cause of God and His dominion, for

the portals of His tender compassion have been opened

before all who dwell in heaven and on earth.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 64)

 

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 God teaches all things

And He allows all questions

For them to reach truth

WHO IS GOD …?

Who is GOD …?

Asked By: valobasa4ever (26-30, F) 43 minutes ago

Mohammad or Jesus ….

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Posted by pukirahe Jan 30th, 2013 at 5:26AM

Christ, Muhammad, Baha’u’llah… are all God.
The earth cannot bear the Presence of God,
so He sends down His Messengers in the human
temples to represent Him.
These Messengers are like the perfect image
of God in a perfect mirror.
The reason God sends down successively many
Messengers, because mankind cannot understand
and remember the divine lessons for periods
longer than one thousand years. This duration
may change in the future with the matuirty of the
human race.

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Baha’u’llah says:

 “These Manifestations of God have each a twofold station. One is the station of pure abstraction and essential unity. In this respect, if thou callest them all by one name, and dost ascribe to them the same attributes, thou hast not erred from the truth. Even as He hath revealed: “No distinction do We make between any of His Messengers.” For they, one and all, summon the people of the earth to acknowledge the unity of God, and herald unto them the Kawthar of an infinite grace and bounty.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 50)

 

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Why believing God beyond

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