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BelinQuest

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  1. Trinity? And Genesis

    I am not sure this is the right forum for the question. I am not a Christian but occasionally when I have a discussion with Christian friends about the Trinity they point me to this chapter in Genesis: Quote: Genesis 18 1 And Yahweh appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, 3 and said, my master, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: Etc... That doesn't seem sufficient evidence to me. I know that Muslims do not believe in the Trinity, do they believe that the Bible is the word of God? Why do Muslims not believe in the Trinity? Thanks.
  2. Trinity? And Genesis

    Thank you all for your kind replies, Haqqul, I also believe that God is One but "submission" without logic goes against my instincts:I do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use. I did not know you thought the Bible corrupted, I have found quite a number of inconsistencies in reading it. What makes you so sure the Qu'raan is without corruption? Hello, Aamina, I am well, thank you and I am preparing the impossible riddle for you. I will visit the link you have given and explore the theology in more depth but there is a lot to take in specially when I do not believe in hell since God knows of no sin against Himself that can’t be forgiven. Risalat, Greetings and well said, I can see you love God. The Trinity! I cannot argue with my friends by telling that the Trinity does not exist because the Qu'raan says so. He is a Christian and will tell me that in nature for instance you have Ice - Water - Vapor, three aspects of the one thing. Gnuneo, these are good points you make and I appreciate the clarity of your reasoning. I understand little about Zen and Buddhism I have read of life's three major impulses: generative (Brahma), preservative (Vishnu), transformative (Shiva). Part of my training is to understand the theology of other religion but I suspect I will be busy with Islam for a while. H. P. Blavatsky, quoting one of the ancient mystically occult works, says in substance: "Fohat is the steed and thought is the rider." If, however, we liken fohat to what the conscious will is in the human being, we must then think only of the lower or substantial parts - the pranic activities - of the human will, for behind the substantial parts stands always the directing and guiding consciousness. Fohat being incessantly active is therefore both formative and destructive, because it is through the ceaseless working of fohat that unending change continues. The ancient Greeks who liked to simplify concepts called it Eros as distinguished from Agape.
  3. Difficult Riddle!

    I think I know the answer, would you like me to say or is it better to wait and see if others guess?
  4. 2 Riddles

    Hello.. 1) It passes in front of the sun but does not leave a shadow. What is it? 2) Often talked of, never seen. Ever coming, never been. Daily looked for, never here. Still approaching, coming near. Thousands for its visit wait, but alas for their fate. Tho' they expect me to appear, they will never find me here. What am I?
  5. I live in a part of the world (near Nice, southern France) that was at the receiving hand of the so called "sword". The coastal strip from Spain to Italy was regularly raided by Arab Muslim warriors (Saracens/Moors/Pirates) for over 600 years and the cruelty is still present in the memory of many people. Having said that, people of the Old belief (not completely disappeared) were persecuted also by Pope Innocent III who actually called a Crusade against our people: the Albigensian Crusade remembered to this day because the leader of the Holy Army, an Abbott, when reminded of the fact that in the battle he would also have killed Christians he gave the order: "Kill them all, God will know his own." From 1208, forty years of war was waged against the indigenous population. During this period an estimated 500,000 Languedoc men women and children were massacred - Catholics as well as Cathars. The locals and their allies were dispossessed and humiliated, and their lands annexed to France. The language of the sword in those days was a fairly common interaction and I too do not understand why people argue this.
  6. 2 Riddles

    Thanks for your answer. That is correct on both counts, very clever of you. You must know lots of riddles. I learned lots of them from my grandmother. That was a while back but they still fascinate me.
  7. Quiz

    Hello to all A quiz: It has a mouth but it never speaks it has a bed but it never sleeps it always moves but it never tires Do you know what it is?
  8. Difficult Riddle!

    Does he know how many are liers and how many are truthful?
  9. Quiz

    Yes, well done... Too easy?
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