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2nd Mar '16 10:53:09 PM Kid
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** And the fact that many Christians don't think that the honor Muslims have for Jesus constitutes high esteem at all. Islam does after all hold as a key tenet that "Allah has no son." Jesus is considered a great prophet, the second only to Muhammed, but fully mortal (although he did ascend bodily into heaven in the Quran as well). On the other hand, some Nontrinitarian Christian sects also deny the divinity of Jesus, particularly the Unitarians,[[note]]''Not'' the Unitarian Universalists-who are a mutation of the old liberal New England Unitarian tradition-but the actual theistic Unitarians[[/note]] although some Nontrinitarian sects accept that Jesus is God's son in some sense of the term.

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** And the fact that many Christians don't think that the honor Muslims have for Jesus constitutes high esteem at all. Islam does after all hold as a key tenet that "Allah has no son." Jesus is considered a great prophet, the second only to Muhammed, but fully mortal (although he did ascend bodily into heaven in the Quran as well). On the other hand, some Nontrinitarian Christian sects also deny the divinity of Jesus, particularly the Unitarians,[[note]]''Not'' the Unitarian Universalists-who Universalists--who are a mutation of the old liberal New England Unitarian tradition-but tradition--but the actual theistic Unitarians[[/note]] although some Nontrinitarian sects accept that Jesus is God's son in some sense of the term.
2nd Mar '16 10:17:56 PM Kid
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*** The witch hunts were both Protestant and Catholic. France saw a large number of trials. That said, over most of its history Catholic doctrine was officially that witchcraft did not exist (the closest thing being the insistence on applying the old Roman law demanding the execution of ''poisoners''-that, under Roman law, fell under witchcraft). Witch trials peaked after the Protestant Reformation occurred. This does not exonerate Catholics who were involved, but the Protestants-who took a more literal view of the Bible in general, including the parts professing a belief in and condemning witchcraft-contributed more heavily to this trend.

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*** The witch hunts were both Protestant and Catholic. France saw a large number of trials. That said, over most of its history Catholic doctrine was officially that witchcraft did not exist (the closest thing being the insistence on applying the old Roman law demanding the execution of ''poisoners''-that, ''poisoners''--that, under Roman law, fell under witchcraft). Witch trials peaked after the Protestant Reformation occurred. This does not exonerate Catholics who were involved, but the Protestants-who Protestants--who took a more literal view of the Bible in general, including the parts professing a belief in and condemning witchcraft-contributed witchcraft--contributed more heavily to this trend.
2nd Mar '16 10:13:31 PM Kid
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** "666" is the number of the beast, it's the number of ''a'' man. It means the beast is a human (sometimes theorized to be Nero by modern scholars, though the identity of the man in question is open season when it comes to theories and wild speculations- for traditional Protestants it's the Pope of Rome; for some it's whichever evil dictator or political opponent that happens to be around at the time, though these people are often derided).

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** "666" is isn't the number of the beast, it's the number of ''a'' man. It means the beast is a human (sometimes theorized to be Nero by modern scholars, though the identity of the man in question is open season when it comes to theories and wild speculations- speculations: for traditional Protestants it's the Pope of Rome; for some it's whichever evil dictator or political opponent that happens to be around at the time, though these people are often derided).
2nd Mar '16 10:12:13 PM Kid
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*** It must be noted (in the interest of forestalling an editing war) that there is a difference of opinion among Christians about the nature of the Antichrist. Biblical literalists are of the opinion that prior to the Second Coming of Christ, there will be a literal individual who is the Antichrist. He is called the Beast in the book of Revelation, and is mentioned as "Gog" in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Amillennialism teaches that the binding of Satan - which would have followed the reign of the Antichrist, described in Revelation, has already occurred; he has been prevented from "deceiving the nations" by the spread of the gospel. This is the first binding he suffered in history after his fall from heaven.

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*** It must be noted (in the interest of forestalling an editing war) that there is a difference of opinion among Christians about the nature of the Antichrist. Biblical literalists are of the opinion that prior to the Second Coming of Christ, there will be a literal individual who is the Antichrist. He is called the Beast in the book of Revelation, and is mentioned as "Gog" in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Amillennialism teaches that the binding of Satan - which would have followed the reign of the Antichrist, described in Revelation, Revelation - has already occurred; he has been prevented from "deceiving the nations" by the spread of the gospel. This is the first binding he suffered in history after his fall from heaven.
26th Feb '16 7:14:31 AM pablo360
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* Plenty of people do not know anything about Judaism except that Jews cannot eat pork, their Bible is the same as the Old Testament and they celebrate Hanukkah (which is basically like Christmas, right?)[[note]]Hanukkah is nothing like Christmas and it isn't even a very important holiday in Judaism.[[/note]]. In reality, Jews have a lot of different dietary laws, they have an entirely different tradition of exegesis from Christianity (based on the Literature/{{Talmud}}) and they have several important holidays (among them Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Purim). That's not even getting into the differences between Orthodox and mainstream Judaism (or, why those guys [[NiceHat wear those funny hats]]) or the reasons behind kosher slaughter and circumcision (depending on who you talk to, you'd think Jews do nothing but lop the penises off innocent baby boys and slit the throats of farm animals just ForTheEvulz).

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* Plenty of people do not know anything about Judaism except that Jews cannot eat pork, their Bible is the same as the Old Testament and they celebrate Hanukkah (which is basically like Christmas, right?)[[note]]Hanukkah is nothing like Christmas and it isn't even a very important holiday in Judaism.[[/note]].Judaism - in fact, it's emphasized so much in America specifically to compete with Christmas[[/note]]. In reality, Jews have a lot of different dietary laws, they have an entirely different tradition of exegesis from Christianity (based on the Literature/{{Talmud}}) and they have several important holidays (among them Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Purim). That's not even getting into the differences between Orthodox and mainstream Judaism (or, why those guys [[NiceHat wear those funny hats]]) or the reasons behind kosher slaughter and circumcision (depending on who you talk to, you'd think Jews do nothing but lop the penises off innocent baby boys and slit the throats of farm animals just ForTheEvulz).
26th Feb '16 7:12:37 AM pablo360
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** It's not just Mexico. It's almost guaranteed that Christian radio stations in the U.S. will spend the month of October ranting over the airwaves about Satanic Halloween. At least the Catholic Church recognizes that November 1 is a holy day of obligation (All Saints' Day), not Satan's birthday.

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** It's not just Mexico. It's almost guaranteed that Christian radio stations in the U.S. will spend the month of October ranting over the airwaves about Satanic Halloween. At least the Catholic Church recognizes that November 1 is a holy day of obligation (All Saints' Day), not Satan's birthday. In fact, Hallowe'en is short for All Hallow's Eve, making people who call it Satanist EntertaininglyWrong at best.
2nd Feb '16 11:34:37 AM Jhonny
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**Few people who haven't read it actually know what is in the Talmud. Part of it is because the Talmud is basically commentary on commentary on commentary on interpretation of scripture. And when two contrasting viewpoints are explored that's not a bug but a feature. Misquoting the Talmud is easy and frequently done around the web [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that's all that needs to be said on this]].
24th Jan '16 10:37:17 AM BenOfHouston
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*** To explain, during the infamous Spanish Inquisition, accusing your neighbor of being a witch would not get them tortured or executed. It would get you punished and then re-educated for believing in witches.
17th Oct '15 6:13:51 PM nombretomado
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* Because of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism being the most visible form of Christianity in the West]], as well as the presence of ThePope as a clearly identifiable leader figure, it is often associated in mainstream culture with various ideas coming from Protestant groups. Some examples:

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* Because of [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism being the most visible form of Christianity in the West]], as well as the presence of ThePope UsefulNotes/ThePope as a clearly identifiable leader figure, it is often associated in mainstream culture with various ideas coming from Protestant groups. Some examples:
11th Jul '15 5:04:41 PM nombretomado
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*** Hindus are also often stereotyped in Western media as being a bunch of hippies, or at least the religion is stereotyped as being a "hippie" religion, probably because '''A.''' Most Westerners' main exposure to Hinduism (and Buddhism) was when Western hippies practiced their own ''WILDLY'' inaccurate ThemeParkVersion of Hinduism and Buddhism in TheSixties, and '''B.''' because the most famous Indian and Hindu in the West's frame of reference is the pacifist MahatmaGandhi. But in actuality, the Hindu faith encourages people ''not'' to shy away from a fight (at least, when the fight is viewed as being necessary and justified). The Bhagavad Gita is ''all about'' Lord Krishna instructing the reluctant warrior Arjuna to be brave, and urging him to charge fearlessly into battle against the bad guys. The Gita is actually a very pro-military book. So yeah, Hindus are ''not'' a bunch of hippies, thank you very much.

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*** Hindus are also often stereotyped in Western media as being a bunch of hippies, or at least the religion is stereotyped as being a "hippie" religion, probably because '''A.''' Most Westerners' main exposure to Hinduism (and Buddhism) was when Western hippies practiced their own ''WILDLY'' inaccurate ThemeParkVersion of Hinduism and Buddhism in TheSixties, and '''B.''' because the most famous Indian and Hindu in the West's frame of reference is the pacifist MahatmaGandhi.UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi. But in actuality, the Hindu faith encourages people ''not'' to shy away from a fight (at least, when the fight is viewed as being necessary and justified). The Bhagavad Gita is ''all about'' Lord Krishna instructing the reluctant warrior Arjuna to be brave, and urging him to charge fearlessly into battle against the bad guys. The Gita is actually a very pro-military book. So yeah, Hindus are ''not'' a bunch of hippies, thank you very much.
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