Other Religions Archive

Islam versus Atheism

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This is an imagined discussion between a Muslim and an atheist. But it is based on my actual discussions with atheists. Muslim: Do you believe in God? Atheist: There is no God. Can you prove that there is a God? Muslim: The universe, the land, the see, the sky, the [ Continue reading…]

Do Hindus Really Worship Idols?

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Hindus are not idol worshippers in the sense implied. We Hindus invoke the presence of God, or the Gods, from the higher, unseen worlds, into stone images so that we can experience His divine presence, commune with Him and receive His blessings. But the stone or metal Deity images are [ Continue reading…]

Some Great Quotes

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God will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people. ——— Prophet Muhammad. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ——— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hatred never ceases by hatred But by love alone is healed. This is an [ Continue reading…]

Militant Islam: A Matter Of Interpretation?

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The atrocities committed in Paris have again focussed the world’s attention on the grave threat posed to Western countries by militant Islam. Once again, world leaders expressed sympathy for the victims and their families, and renewed their pledges to work together to defeat international terrorism. At the same time, they [ Continue reading…]

The Bible And The Quran Are Pretty Similar On Justice

Justice is very important and central theme in many faith traditions. For centuries, religious texts and teachings have given believers moral instruction on how to live, how to relate to each other, and how to live in community. This is certainly true for the Abrahamic faiths ― Judaism, Christianity, and [ Continue reading…]

A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Hindu, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk and talk amicably

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It’s conference time again. The streets of downtown Salt Lake City are filled with the super-faithful delivering vital messages in sundry meetings. But it’s not just Mormons. The Parliament of the World’s Religions is holding its 2015 gathering at the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s a major undertaking. The idea [ Continue reading…]

How Can We Prove That the Bible Is God’s Word?

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The Bible is one of, if not the most controversial book in the world. Since it was compiled into its full canon, it has been subject to the most rabid attacks, and its adherents to the most virulent persecution known to man. From the martyrdom arenas ran by the Romans, [ Continue reading…]

Forgiveness – The Path to Compassion

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It is easy to misunderstand yourself and others and often difficult to move beyond that misunderstanding to universally accepting things as they are. The world is full of suffering. Holding on to hurt and our own suffering guarantees a world of continuing pain, dysfunction, disconnection, failure, and misery. The key [ Continue reading…]

Interreligious Harmony in Nigeria

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During the last 42 years, Nigeria has experienced all sorts of interreligious fratricides leading to loss of precious lives of civilians and men in uniform running into hundreds of thousands. Most older people will remember the Maitatsine Riots which dominated the Shehu Shagari and the IBB years. Reprisal attacks by [ Continue reading…]

The Bible and Islam on Prayer

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Contrary to common belief, the Bible and Islam have a lot in common. Perhaps, my favorite commonality is their presentation of the beautiful names of God. There is a name of Allah, Al-Mujib, which briefly touches on the subject of what the Bible and Islam teach about prayer. Al-Mujib means the Responder to Prayer. [ Continue reading…]