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  1. Evolution In The Bible, Says Vatican

    Peace to everyone Peace Al Faqueer, The article you bring about the new Vatican view is extremely interesting. After 400 years of denying scientific evidence, the Church finally accepts they made a mistake in the interpretations for over 1.500 years, and the world was not created in seven “days†but in seven “stages†of evolution. Translation error or interpretation error, it took their arrogance 400 years to bend down. I hope Muslims will be wiser. Here is one Muslim who knew what the Christian church did not know 2.000 years. (www.)"http://geocities/Athens/5739/sidratul-muntaha-e.htm"]geocities/Athens/5739/sidratul-muntaha-e.htm[/url] Surprised? Cheers
  2. Evolution ?

    Peace to everyone. Sorry I forgot the last part of the quote, and perhaps the most important part: Cheers
  3. Evolution ?

    Peace to everyone, It is not only yogis who always knew about evolution. In every religious tradition there were also some men who knew. (www.)"http://geocities/Athens/5739/sidratul-muntaha-e.htm"]geocities/Athens/5739/sidratul-muntaha-e.htm[/url] ... the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) rose through seven heavens or levels of spiritual attainment, each one of which is symbolized by a meeting with one of the Messengers of Allah who had preceded him, as follows: Heaven…Messenger……………….... . Symbolizes………………......... Level…...Fluid ------- ---------------------------- ------------------------------ ------ ... ------ 1st…. Prophet Adam .............……. Unity................………....…. .Material… Water 2nd Prophets John and Jesus…... Consciousness for Growth..Life……… Water 3 …. Prophet Joseph .............……. Freedom....................... .…Soul……. Water 4….. Prophet Idris ...............……..Creativity ..........Intellect…Water 5…… Prophet Aaron ……............... Faithfulness.................. ..…Faith .... Milk 6…… Prophet Moses………………....... Firmness (Prophethood)….. Islam…… Wine 7…… Prophet Abraham ……………. Sacrifice (Risalah)……….…... Virtue….. Honey I like to study the coincidences in religions. I think they are all branches of the same tree of True Eternal Religion, which has taken many exterior forms in different times and places, but has the same interior essence in all of them. Cheers.
  4. Peace to everyone, Hik, Amani, And I am curious to know why you ask why ask such question. Let us wait until the person whom I asked answers, they I will answer you. Cheers
  5. Peace to everyone I was born a catholic but never understood clearly (I am 61) a lot of mysterious sentences in the bible, which have been interpreted in many different ways. I finally understood them last year, when I started reading "The Second Coming of Jesus the Christ" by Yogananda, published less than a year ago. Sooner or later this book is going to be a must in understanding the bible. Have a look at what some people say in (www.)"http://yogananda-srf/scoc/scoc_frameset_rvw.html"]yogananda-srf/scoc/scoc_frameset_rvw.html[/url] Cheers
  6. Peace to everyone Hallo Mu'maneen, when you said I am very curious to know whether you think the man in your icon picture would agree with you.
  7. Why They Chose Martyrdom?

    Peace Abufaray, Yes I made a mistake with the quote. What I said you said is what I say. And that is a crime? Against your ego. probably.
  8. Peace to everyone, and specially to you. Hallo, and Peace Dessertdweller It is a pleasure to answer your questions. The message of Truth is from Christianity as much as it is from Islam, as much as it is from Buddhism, from Hinduism, and Judaism, and Sikkism, and, and, and. In each time in history, each Prophet could not speak to the people in a way that they would not understand anything. You cannot teach high science to children nor any adult subject like philosophy, or metaphysics. And even though Prophets tried to reach the people of their time speaking simply, they were mainly misunderstood in many things. As mankind evolves socially, culturally, intellectually and spiritually, the message, being still the same, is explained in new ways. All prophets taught morality, the first step of yoga, to the masses, and some also taught more steps of yoga to some followers. The moral rules may be universal or local, depending on culture and time and place, and therefore differ in each religion. Rituals were mainly developed by followers (supposedly based on scripture). Since followers are varied, so are rituals. Yes, you have the whole story of spiritual evolution represented in the various cultures of the earth. Islam is higher than idolatry as Protestantism is higher than Catholicism, as they came later in time, but the older less advanced doctrines have survived. You can most probably never accept that images may be good for a follower or devotee, because you have been programmed or brainwashed to believe images are evil. Sorry to be crude, but it is not only you. We have all been brainwashed by our family and teachers as we were children. Few people have chosen their beliefs, most have inherited them. Images are like a tool, or means of concentration. Similar to the Kabaa and praying in the direction of Mecca. If you may have personal love for Our One Creator, who is formless and omnipresent, you do not need the Kabaa and you do not need the direction of Mecca, nor the Koran, nor anything. But I do not think you can feel that perfect love which does not need tools, which only Prophets felt, even though you seem to think you can.
  9. Peace to everyone. Hallo, Shaukat, could you please give us your opinion freedom of speech and Muslim countries in general or in a few specific cases? Thank you. And good luck.
  10. Why They Chose Martyrdom?

    Peace to everyone. Peace Abufaray. You said But since we cannot summon Allah to ask Him if He agrees with you, at least not yet, I think that until that day we may just as well consider that it is perhaps for the cause of someone else, not of Allah. And you also said I think it is more accurate to say that the dictionary will not contain that meaning as at the time of the writers that meaning had not yet been discovered or invented by Islamo-fascists. Cheers
  11. Evolution ?

    Peace to everyone. Sorry, there was a mistake in my last sentence. Here is the correction: There were always people who knew that both exist, God and evolution, because evolution is just the upward pull of God’s consciousness on His own creation. Who were these people who always knew this? Yogis.
  12. Evolution ?

    Peace to everyone. Hallo, Um-eeesa, you say i believe dinosaurs may have existed, i just dont believe they evolved from a single cell. 1) I noticed you do not say you believe dinosaurs existed but “may have existedâ€, which is logical to me since you probably think that the existence of dinosaurs is a threat to your beliefs because why would Allah/God create a species, which is supposed to be perfect, and let it disappear? That does not seem logical, but that is what conservatives Christians and Muslims believe. I ignore what explanations Christians or Muslims have for this. 2) You have evolved from a single masculine cell and a single feminine cell. Don’t you believe it either? Hallo, Eli, you say In essence the theory (The Big Bang) is saying that everything came about from nothing without a cause. You also believe that everything came about from nothing. You believe that Allah made the universe out of nothing. Do you know what happened with Galileo? He saw first that what everybody believed about the sun moving around the earth was wrong. The Christian church told him that that was impossible because the Bible said the opposite. Now the story is happening again with evolution. Science has discovered that what we thought, that is, that everything was created in one week, is wrong. And both Muslims and Christian conservatives say that evolution is impossible because their holy book book says that. Sorry, just like before, it is believers who are wrong. Their book does not say that, but they think it does. Wrong interpretations. Always the same story. It took 400 years for the Pope to apologize, and a long time before the idea that the earth turns around the sun was accepted everywhere. How long will it take now with evolution? It’s only 150 years from Darwin. Just be patient. Believers wrongly think that if they accept evolution they have to give up God. Atheists believe that if they accept God they have to give up evolution. Both are wrong. There were always people who knew that both exist, God and evolution, because evolution is just the upward pull of God’s consciousness on its own creation. Who were these people who always knew this? Yogis. Cheers.
  13. Peace to everyone. Hi, Shaukat "Now that's where I fell from kitchen stool" First you fall from the rocking chair and now from the kitchen stool. I suggest you just lie flat on the floor and stay that way meditating a bit before attempting anything. Cheers.
  14. Peace to everyone The prohibition to make images and idols was necessary in the times and places where ignorant people could believe that the idol was a god. In other times and places an image could inspire devotion to a believer. What is the intention or purpose of your posts?
  15. Peace to everyone, and specially to you. Shaukat, sorry to tell you, you seem to be obsessed with some things, and specially with Jews. Yin is the negative side of the universe and yang the positive side. Just like in electricity, you need two poles to have creation and anything. God apparently (only apparently) divided Himself into Yin (negative, Eva, feminine) and Yang (positive, Adam, masculine). There was never a man and a woman called Adam and Eve. They are only symbols of the first humand beings, of the first men and women. Adam is the symbol of man and reason and Eve is the symbol of woman and feeling. You should read Yoga. You will learn a lot of things you really need. Cheers