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Religion & Spirituality

Throughout human history, humans have been searching for meaning. Many people find it in religious or spiritual worship or practice. The questions of religion have occupied humanity since our beginnings. Questions here include the ancient, organized, and new & evolving religions; faith, spirituality, and alternate pathways; as well as those of people still searching. Questions about the origins of religion, comparison of religion, and Atheism are also found here.
Eli was a Priest and Judge of Israel; his sons were Phinehas and  Hophni. He put his sons above God, because Eli would not control  them. God cursed Eli's descendants with short lives. See I Samuel  2;12-36 for this interesting story regarding consequences for  disobedience to God.
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There are various references in both Old and New Testaments of the Bible to the wolf and the lamb, starting with Isiah chapter 11, verse 8, "the wolf shall dwell with the lamb", and Isiah chapter 65, verse 25, "the wolf shall feed with the lamb.", illustrating a time of peace. In Matthew chapter 7,...
Because Mecca is where the religion on Islam (or Muslims) was  origionated, in Mecca, Saudia Arabia. They pray 5 times a day,  facing Mecca.It is also the place where the prophets were born,  Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born there as well, he is the last  prophet and he is our leader
If this is in regard to the last plague God would visit upon the  Pharoh and Egypt, to kill Egypt's firstborn, then let us visit  Exodus 12. God tells Moses to protect their firstborn to slaughter  a lamb, and using hyssop to paint the top plate and sides of their  doors with the blood so that...
several people: A Pharisee Luke 7:36 Luke 14: unnamed host,etal
The Dalai Lama's goal is to bring peace, gratitude and compassion to the world.
There were many causes of death in concentration camps. When they first entered a camp some were shot automatically. Of course there were the terrible torture devices ( gas chambers etc.) There were also many many diseases that spread around. ( Example: typhus, which Anne Frank died from) due to the...
He thought that pure Germans, especially Aryans (blond hair blue eyes) were at the top of the scale, with Jews at the bottom, Slavs ranked slightly above Jews, then there were Negroes and other races going up to Nordics, and Aryans. Gypsies were a bit more complicated as they were Aryans, but were...
I could find no information that tied Thomas Jefferson's father,  Peter Jefferson to the Anglican Church nor any other denomination.
In the True catholic Church, The True God gives to His children,  different gifts, as He so wills. To some, He gives the gift of  tounges, to others, the gift of healing, to others, the gift of  teaching. These are called charisms, or charismatas.   (Romans 12:6-18): " And having different...
No. As both are fictional creations, neither is any more powerful than the other.
In Greek mythology Cadmus was the founder and fist king of Thebes.  There is no one in the Bible, as far as I know named Cadmus.
Hitler was a radical Darwinian and took Darwin's book as his bible. He saw this as the fight for the fittest.
The fire in the bush without the bush being consumed symbolizes thedivine holiness which is inherent to the nature of God. When Mosescame near the bush, the voice of the Lord spoke to him and told himto remove his shoes, for the ground on which he was standing washoly ground. Fire as a metaphor of...
Protective magic spells? Maybe "Spells for Protection" or "Protective Rituals" or any other variation of the above.... There isn't really a technical term for it.
Jesus Christ or Christ means that Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed one, the Messiah, the Son of God. It means that Jesus is more than just a man, He is God Almighty in Human form. It also means that the Roman Cesar was just an ordinary man and that the Cesar (Tiberius at the time) would have to bow...
The Feast of Saint Monica is from 27th of August (Roman Catholic Church, Church of England, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod)   4 May (pre-1969 General Roman Calendar, Eastern Orthodox Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Episcopal Church in the United States of America).    
If you mean/meant khuda (in Farsi) then no, its just like saying  the word "god" or something like that but to specify which god it  is we would say Allah (SWT). If you actually meat khoda then no, he  has 99 names but none of them are khoda.
you can know the right religion by first studying the religion.P> <P> <P>There are a few points that you must consider , and they can only be reasoned if you are honest with yourself , because the answers stem from yourself.</P> <P>Firstly , do you know who you are ? As...
Some predators that spider monkeys watch out for are jaguars andpumas.
Well, for Christians, the Kingdom of God is in this world but not of this world. As believers, we are part of the kingdom, making the Kingdom in this world. We are not of this world, though, because we belong to God, while much of society and parts of our culture has turned away from Him, even...
...The reason why Mr Crowley was a Satanist , is because he would not cease from such methodology that perhaps could possibly bring him into contact with Satan. Aetheism itself is also in denial of super-natural phenomenon , such as that which is attributed to Gods .Ergo Mr Crowley could not be an...
Yes! A Roman Catholic couple can be married in the Catholic  Church, but are advised to have a simple wedding, as opposed to a  fancy one, or reschedule their wedding.
A man who believes that Jesus of Nazareth was the messiah, died on  the cross and rose from the dead to save mankind from their sins.  And he upholds this tenet.
As a young boy, he grew up as a Christian boy. Then his parents sent him to be taught in Rome.  He grew up with wild and drunk students but he still prayed and stuff.  He was the Father of the Monastic Communities in the west..St. Benedict of Nursia was a monk, he was never ordained a...
The only word that I can think of is Kabuff, which means shack, hovel or shanty.
The Buddha's teachings spread around to China and other surrounding  dynasties and countries.
In the first conquest of Israel, Joshua was their leader against  the Cannenites. It is said Joshua was Moses' aide. Joshua's time  period was around 1355-1245 BC. You can learn more in the Old  Testament, its sixth book, " Joshua".
Martin Luther for his refusal to retact his 95 theses was  excommunicated by Pope Leo X and declared an outlaw by Holy Roman  Emperor Charles V @ 1521. Emperor Charles ordered Martin Luther's  arrest at the Diet of Worms. Luther was "accosted" by masked  bandits and given protection by Edward...
Answer 1   No, Islam is a religion and not a country.    Answer 2   In addition to Answer 1, Samarra has never served of the capital of  an Islamic Empire or State.
All religions, with the exception of a few allow the followers to  eat meat. Judaism and Islam forbid the eating of "unclean" meat,  which in part include pork, raptor/carrion birds, shellfish,  hare/rabbit. In Judaism the laws forbidding certain food is called  Kashrut, or keeping Kosher. In...
Hazrat Ayesha (RAU) was the most beloved young wife of the holy  Prophet (SAW). She lived for many years after the death of the  Prophet (SAW). She did great service to Islam. She narrated many  sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and spread the teachings of  Islam.
The population of India is estimated to be 1.29 billion people as  of 2014. The most populated city in India is Mumbai with 12.69  million people.
That would be Adam in the story of creation in Genesis.
Kim Kardashian is a Libra. So is Zak Efron, rappers Eminem and Lil Wayne. Bruno Mars and John Lennon were also Libras.
According to his book he had married a prostitute and her name was  Gomer.
In the early history of mankind people knew God. But over the  generations mankind has turned away from God or knowledge of God  has become corrupted and religions developed. In the New Testament  of the Bible you can read that it was not long before the simple  message of "salvation by faith"...
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Buddha is definitely one of them.
The world supposably will end on December 21st 2012, do the Maya civilization calender which happens to end on December 21st 2012. This is not necessarily the case though. The phrase go as follows.... "The world AS WE KNOW IT will end" on Dec. 21, 2012. It is simply the end of a cycle. There are...
A proverb is a few lines saying based on common sense and practical  sense regarding life experiences. They are usually a metaphor.
Dan Blocker, famous for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright was a  Christian. His denomination was Free Methodist.
It hasn't changed. The church baptizes by immersion in water in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is often considered Monolateristic, rather than Monotheistic or Polytheistic. Monolaterism is the recognition of many gods but the worship of only one. Church doctrine states that God the Father and Jesus Christ are separate beings. Jesus Christ is...
During World War 2, the Nazi exterminated 6 million Jews. More than one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men
Locusts were used by God to punish sin. In the Old Testament,plagues were sent upon those who disobeyed God by sinning. Forexample, in the 8th plague, locusts were sent as God's punishmentto Pharaoh. "The Lord brought an east wind upon the land....andwhen it was morning, the east wind brought the...
Confucainism is NOT a religion, but a philosophical and ethical way  of correct living. K'ung Fu Tzu, westernized as Confucious,  believed we could live in a more perfect world by what he called  beautiful living. There is no method of reaching "Paradise" as this  was not K'ung's objective.
First in India, over thousands of years ago, & then it was proselytized out West in the 1960s.
You are asking that is he a sunni Muslim, i thought that he is not  even a Muslim.
the greek god of lost souls is hades.
No because you have to give someone else.Zakat for those peple,they  don't have anything to eat and wear.Zakat for poor people.
He spent 3 days and nights in the great fish so if he where in a boat about 5,65 miles.
Rivka is the Hebrew pronunciation of Rebecca. Rebecca was the wifeof Isaac, and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Along with Sarah,Rachel and Leah, Rebecca is considered one of the Matriarchs of theIsraelites in the Old Testament.
No. The breath of life is what God did to Adam to cause him to  become a living thing. The Holy Spirit is considered to be the  divine aspect of prophecy and wisdom. The divine force, quality and  influence of the Most High God. This is Judaism's take on Holy  Spirit. Christians consider The...
You can not lose your salvation no matter what; and if people are telling you you can then they are wrong.
The Hindu religion itself doesn't hold a standpoint on homosexuality, however Hindu Indian culture tends to be against it
A dead witch. In 1692, there were the Salem Witch Trials, and I must say that an awful lot of women were burned, both innocent and guilty, because they were accused of witchcraft simply because they could heal people that (male) doctors couldn't. People have always been afraid of things they know...
Celery or lettuce (for Spring season), dipped into salt water(which represents tears) mirroring the pain felt by the Hebrewslaves; matzo, reminder of unbaked bread made in haste to fellingEgypt; shank-bone, reminder of animal sacrifice on Passover in theTemple, Bitter herbs, symbolizing the...
Yes, borrowing money with interest is forbidden in Islam. Even  borrowing money is seen as something unfavourable.
God is the Jewish Lawgiver. After the destruction of the Temple in70 C.E., the Rabbis formally collated the oral tradition ofinterpreting biblical revelation. At the same time, the OralTradition goes back much further, and records statements made longbefore the Destruction, together with names and...
Matthew 19:26, Jesus... said, "with man this is impossible, but  with God all things are possible." Jesus was addressing his  disciples after the parable of the rich young man.
This is unknown. The idea of someone doing magic to influenceanother person's body or property against their will is clearlypresent in many cultures. Many examples appear in early texts, suchas those from ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Catholics invoke The Most Holy Trinity God, that He may go before  them in all things, such as before prayer, or at any other time.  Saint Patrick used to make the Sign of The Cross, dozens of times a  day, it is related in his life. "In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et  Spiritu Sancto" in Latin, or...
Early translations, yes. Most 20th-century translations would require permission from the copyright holders.
Because at its core The Church is a business. So to protect certain  assets and tax deductions, the Catholic church is a corporation.  Many Protestant churches and synagogues are also incorporated.
There should not be symbols of the kingdom of God, as these  would be graven images which are forbidden by Torah law. 
It may be the oldest Christian sect in the world,the Nicene creed was written by a father of the church,it established monastcism and the rosary,defended many heresies,still keeps the traditions and language of the ancient egyptians,has the most martyrs than any other church,has the most fasting...
A kosher slaughter's assistant who stamps kosher carcasses.
Pope Benedict XVI was elected in 2005 and resigned 2013 so that he  might enjoy his golden years in retirement and possibly attend to  some minor health issues.
The tradition of chopping off the hands of thievesThe tradition of stoning women to death if they have been rapedThe tradition of torturing bulls in bullfights...
Yes, around the fourth century of the common era, the Church  declred itself orthodox. Martin Luther, in 1520 broke from the  Church and its orthodoxy. Since then protestant christianity has  done away with orthodoxy. Two Churches consider themselves  orthodox: The Greek Orthodox and the Russian...
All people are flawed. Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing.
The Bible lists twenty categories of birds, such as cormorants,  owls, as well as bats (which are not taxonimcally-speaking birds).  However, in terms of actual species, these count for thousands of  individual species; for example, there are over 1,200 different  species of bats.   ...
Answer: For sure Dog is Haraam in ISLAM this is also mentioned in sahih bukhari 5480 that if any one make adog pet without th e need of security and / or without the need ofhunting then 2 qeeraat (a unit) of beneficence will be deductedfrom his good deeds. for those who just dont know the...
Mother Teresa influenced me by showing complete love to those she  worked with, that were ill. She did not concern herself with  getting sick. She dedicated her life to God and his children who  came to her. She is the ultimate example of "good works".
They don't. They use all the books in the Hebrew Bible. The firstfive are simply a special part called the Pentateuch.
All Muslims are dressed the same,doing same ritual worship at no race difference,praying to same God,requesting forgiveness of the same God,praying all together in rows irrelevant to race or social class.
This is from John14:16, And I will ask the Father, and he will give  you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever. This can  be seen in a couple ways. First, Jesus is sayiing that the  Christian fellowship will give one strenghth in Jesus. Whenever two  or three gathered in my name,...
She showed Don Bosco his field of labour among the young and was  the ... and his formative influence on the adolescent Christ -  these are reasons for which we ... St.Francis de Sales, the zealous  pastor and doctor of charity