At 4/26/06 05:17 AM, Guitarmy wrote:
At 4/25/06 06:48 PM, MattMan1 wrote:
Islam was created for political gain, some arab king needed a large army so he created the ideas and they were forcedly accepted. Islam is a joke. Budhism is a much better religion.
At 4/25/06 06:46 PM, MoralLibertarian wrote:
Islam.i agree it has been around for ages and has the most detailed bible
You know how humans are wrong and right at the same time, here is a good evidence of that.
He's right that Buddhism is better than Islam. Buddhism promotes peace much more clearly than Islam and Buddhism is much more practical and reasonable.
But he's wrong to think that Muhammad was a king. Muhammad was nothing much different than your everyday pizza delivery man, except he rode on a camel.
Okay here is an easy understanding of how religion works so bear with me.
Long long ago there was ancient man. And he was nomadic and he believe in spirits controlling nature and that people die and go to some place where they do the same things that did while they were alive.
Then man placed these spirits a divine and immortal, thus creating polytheism.
Eventually one man that lived in present day Iran had figure that the principles that make up this world are divided into two factors. He brought these factors out as the forces of good and evil, that was Zoroaster.
Similar to that time another man whom lived rather close to where Zoroaster had lived, came up with the principle of there being just one divine force. And his name was Abraham and he was a Mesopotamian from the City of Ur. Abraham moved into the Canaan along with his gigantic family and Judaism was setted up as the primary religion in that region.
Far off in India continual interaction between the Aryans and the Dravidians created what is today Hinduism, which is a religion base on two primary principles which were woven together. Hinduism is actually very similar to Judaism, but it believed that their god came in an infinite number of forms and had an infinite number of names.
Back with the Hebrews, that had wonder off into Egypt and thanks to their prophet, Moses manage to return back to their homeland in the Canaan. Moses brought much enforcement and retriction upon the daily lives of the hebrews which were appearantly there during the times of Abraham. So basically Judaism altered a bit thanks to Moses, with restrictions in the behavior and actions one can perform. You know of those restrictions as the ten commandments. It is unclear that the Jews had taken ideas from Zoroaster, because they didn't believe in a hell or domain that an evil equal to their god thrived in. They believe that god was responsible for both the good and the bad things that occur.
Many many years later a new religion sprout out in India, by one that would be called "the Buddha." The Buddha was a genius, he understood that life could only truely be managable by understanding one's self. And thus Buddhism was born, the perfect religion.
In china around some time much later, a philosopher was roaming about preaching the balance of nature and whatever and he created Daoism, also called Taoism. It is possible that he got his ideas from both Buddha and Zoroaster, which were alive well before him.
Back in the Judea area a new prophet was born, by the name of Yeshua, but you know him better as Jesus. Jesus took much of the ideas of Judaism and altered them base on his own views and ideas. But it is quite certain that most of the ideas and concepts in Christianity did not come about from Yeshua's own. Some of the ideas came about due to what the followers themselves believed or understood from Yeshua. But thanks to the Gnostic Gospels of Judas, Thomas, and Mary we know that Yeshua was actually a Buddhist, trying to spread Buddhism into Judea and the reason why his teachings seem to borrow so much from Judaism, was because most of his followers were Jewish. But according to the Gnostic Gospels, Yeshua preached about enlightment and about achieving peace from inside one's self and not from the church or praying to god. In fact there was one article from Judas that said, Yeshua laughed at the sight of people praying and honoring god, declaring the god they were worshiping was false.
About five hundred years later, a man in present day Saudia Arabia had a revelation through the work he read from Judaism and Christianity and deviced his own religion. A religion of peace and prosperity. He borrowed much from Christianity and Judaism, but mainly to correct the overall religion to one that wasn't so corrupt. That is islam. But Islam like other religions have changed alot thanks to the evil that is man. Islam was a lot more like Buddhism long ago, now it has grown in similarity to that of Christianity. But it's still more peaceful oriented than that of Christianity.
Nevertheless, the best religion out of the whole bit is Buddhism. Most pure and most pacifistic.
And here is how Reincarnation works. Inside every living being or maybe I should say complex living being is a soul. Souls are hard to explain exactly what they are, but they have been around longer than matter. A soul is a disturbance in the flow and original patter that matter fluctuates in. Each of such disturbance is unique and indiviualistic. Enacting on their own accord. The whole process of life is when a soul merges with matter and becomes one with it. Creating a unified being of matter and individuality that creates a disturbance or imprint into the universe. Life decays due to breaking of chemical bounds in cells, which causes them to whether. The overall aspect of this is death. But as a soul leaves it's host or body it most return to establish a new imprint onto the universe to continue it's existence, like a flame requiring more fuel inorder to keep burning.
I don't promote trying to study souls, because it can cause dire consequences. We should just announce that they do exist, since we ourselves are nothing more than souls that have merged with matter to establish an imprint in this universe.