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What is the nature of God? / Re: We are God
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:56:05 AM »
Seriously loving the discussion here, thanks everyone. And no, this thread is NOT a joke, for the people who suggested that: I have better things to do than to make mischief. NOR was I saying that I thought I am God or that humans are gods alongside God, I was obviously not saying that!! Please open your minds before you jump in with your condescending words.

The discussion is whether we are a part of God rather than apart from God as traditional religion, in particular christianity which I grew up with, seems to teach (we are created in God's image on earth down here whilst Jesus/God is an old man sat up there on a cloud etc).

No, I sincerely wish to understand the  opposing viewpoints I have of God as:

1) all that is                   

 .....but at the same time....

2) separate from me

Buddhists teach that all pain comes from separation, the illusion that we are separate from the universe i.e. the Ego, leading us to misery on earth and hell in the hereafter. If the Ego separates us from God it is because the Ego separates from us from ourself which is how we EXPERIENCE God I think. The Quran says that when God created us he blew into us with his spirit, orders us to kill our Egos and tells us he is closer to us than our jugular vein which makes it sound like God is within ourselves.

This begets the question: is our experience of life, our consciousness, our awareness of ourselves, is this God? God is our true self once we have stripped ourselves of our Ego?

To know my innerself is to know God. This is the understanding I have come back to as it was the one I had when I was a small child (before being indoctrined by the church) which no one taught me but I seemed to feel naturally, therefore I am apt to trust it.




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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: Fast Poll
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:04:57 AM »
Peace,

you are going to fast for two month?  :o


Oops! No, that was a typo, I meant to say 6th of September at nightfall/whenever the new crescent can be seen as the start of Ramadan, in my opinion.

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Matrimony / Re: looking for a wife friendship first
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:50:33 PM »
Okay, please tell us about yourself and more specifically the kind of person you are looking for

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Islamic Calendar & Ramadhan. / Re: Fast Poll
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:22:28 PM »
I voted 'no' because:

-it seems the translation is for 'crescent moon' rather than full moon as far as I understand it.

-the Quran seems to talk about fasting for a month(s) (which ties in to the mention of a crescent moon as the beginning of a month) rather than x amount of days, I have read the posts here about 'completing the count' meaning 10 days but since it doesn't specifically say that, I'm not buying it so far.

-Ramadan in the Quran seems to be referring to a period after the rising of the star Sirius which is much later than the full moon after the summer solstice.

-traditional muslims always say that Ramadan is the 9th month which is odd in my opinion because it moves around i.e. in the western calendar which is fixed we have a start date (new year at winter solstice) so we can obviously say that september is the 9th month, yet the 9th month of the islamic calendar moves around constantly which is a contradiction I think. I know there is such a thing as islamic new year but this seems to have been connected to when Muhammed established himself in Medina(?) but a new year is when the sun starts another go around the earth not when some event happened. God mentions Ramadan in the Quran as pre-existing before Muhammed and says to follow the religion of Abraham which no doubt would have included a fasting month so it seems to me that to make something in Muhammed's life the new new year and therefore make the calendar move around constantly is a crazy innovation that Muhammed idolaters introduced and has no Quranic basis. So if we follow an old tradition of re-starting the count of the lunar months from the true new year (winter solstice) and the first new moon after that as the 1st month, then the 9th month would start around the same few weeks every year, mid August to mid September which is again far away from the summer soltice.

-"Ramadan" from the way various arabic speakers on here have translated it, apparently translates as 'after scorching heat' this would apply to autumn surely, not summer when we are still in the middle of scorching heat.

-fasting in autumn with shorter days seems to make more sense than fasting mid summer for health and perhaps agricultural reasons too and I firmly believe that God's religion is one that must make sense for the people otherwise we are doing it wrong, as he says he means no hardship for us.

Therefore I believe the true Ramadan for 2013 starts on 6th August (the predicted start of the 9th lunar month following the 2012 solstice) and runs until 5th October and I shall, God willing be attempting to fast between dawn and end of twilight (not dawn to sunset which I believe is wrong) for those times....unless I am convinced otherwise in the meantime.  :D

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Matrimony / Re: male seeks equal partnership
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:32:49 PM »
Hello,
I'm not sure if you're still looking because you haven't posted anymore. If you are, please tell us some details about yourself, for instance your age, ethnicity, occupation, previous marital status including dependent children, interests and how you came to be a quaran alone person (if at all).

Thanks

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What is the nature of God? / We are God
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:57:13 AM »
Everywhere there is the presence of God, and nowhere is there no presence of God.

God is not separate from I or you - therefore I am God and you are God, we are all God!

Discuss....

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One of the scariest things I've read in a while. I just signed it, hope it gets to 1 million soon...

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General Issues / Questions / Re: God's Unwanted Children
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:14:21 PM »
Lol, I think God cares about those who care whether he cares about them or not.

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