I probably don't see things the same way as many folks here do, as I really don't think religion ought to be discussed on this forum. Each person's beliefs are just that, beliefs. I don't think that someone's faith ought to be worn on one's sleeve. I think it is personal. I am delighted that people have a strong faith. Great for all of us who do. Others may not share that same belief or conviction in that type of belief and shouldn't have to wade through it on a forum like this. I belong to another board where the two main rules are no religion & no politics, and it works well. On that board, there is a far greater number of participants, and more diverse membership from around the globe with incredibly different viewpoints than T&TH could ever hope to attain. That board works well because each individual is entitled to express their views on faith & politics elsewhere.
Some religions believe that you will go to heaven in a Cadillac, while others think you may have to hitch-hike to get there. Still others believe in reincarnation. Ask any one of them who is right and they all believe theirs is the only way. On other boards where religion (& politics) are discussed things seldom go smoothly as different people of different beliefs see things in different ways. Each has strong convictions and believe that "their" belief is "right" and others who don't see things the same way are "wrong". Who can fault either side? They are just stating what they've been taught as "the only way" to worship throughout their entire lives.
I have been around the world and have seen many religious types do horrible things to their fellow man in the name of their god, including beating, cheating, robbing, maiming, stealing, killing, and on & on. Most sacred religious writings are basically about how we humans can become better people and those writings are taught as a blueprint on how to be nice to our fellow man in our time here. The fact is that the vast majority of people judge others on their "brand" of religion and do not see them for the individuals they are ( I'm sure many here are already judging what I have to say on the subject right now, even though nobody here knows what faith I follow).
How upset would some people here get if someone else started quoting verses out of the Koran? Or quotes from Budha? Are they wrong? See what I mean?
Bad move T&TH, I say. Keep it to yourself, or go to a board that follows your beliefs and celebrate them there. Save this for what it is, a turkey hunting opinion board. I understand that God has given you that turkey & the ability to harvest it, but that is between you & him.
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