• This IS the way it will happen. It already has in a few states...

    It’s a Sunday night and your family has all gone to bed. You let the dogs back in and lock the deadbolt like you do every night. All the lights are off now except a couple of night lights scattered throughout the house leaving that dim glow throughout your home. It’s bedtime and work and school are going to come early in the morning. You crawl in bed, kiss your wife and drift off to sleep being thankful for the air conditioning that allows you to pull that heavy quilt up over your shoulder despite the fact it’s still 85 degrees outside. A few hours pass...

    0200 Monday morning and your wife taps your leg and says, “baby I heard something outside”. As you sit up in bed you hear the dog growling in the living room and you know something isn’t right. You grab that trusty 'ol 870 and head into the living room. Your wife grabs her 9mm and heads down the hall to the kids rooms just like you have rehearsed. “Good boy” you say as you enter the living room, trying to calm both the dog and your wife just as splinters fly across the room and the front door flies open. “Oh shit!” As you shoulder your weapon and send a load of 00 Buck across your living room and see the perpetrator fall in a heap. Before the “thank God” can even run across your brain, you see a second man coming in the door and you fire again. This time you hear the pop of your wife’s 9mm as she has joined in the fight. It has to be those damn meth heads from down in town! Just then you are consumed by a wall of bullets as you see multiple muzzle flashes from just outside the door and you realize something isn’t right. You turn to yell at your wife to “get down” just in time to see her take a load of buckshot to the face and her brain matter splatter the wall behind her. You feel the burning as 5.56 rounds riddle your body. One clips your spine as you’re scrambling away and paralyzes your lower body. The last thing you see before you bleed out is a SWAT guy from your local PD holding your teenage daughter on the floor with a knee in her back as she screams and cry’s because she just watched her parents being murdered.

    Why did this happen? You’re no criminal. You’re a Conservative and an honest family man. Your wife is a school teacher and your daughters are on honor roll. Why did this happen?

    Well two days ago, you and your wife went down to welcome the new neighbors to the community. Your wife made them some of her “world famous” cookies and you invited them to church on Sunday. Later that afternoon, you got a friend request on Facebook from your new neighbor, which you gladly accepted. They seemed a little odd, but in the few minutes you talked they were pleasant enough. The next day while you and your family sat in church, your new neighbor scrolled through your Facebook profile. He saw that “Trump 2020” post and got infuriated because he’s a staunch liberal and he hates your kind. The next thing he sees are the hunting pictures you took last fall when your daughter bagged her first buck. Now he’s seething with fury because he is wholeheartedly against the “slaughter of innocent animals”. Next he sees your post from the last range day with your buddy and sees those scary black assault weapons on the table and that does it! He has to do something about the racist, right wing extremist, domestic terrorist living next door. He picks up the phone, calls the local Sheriffs Office and reports you as a threat under the new Red Flag law. The Sheriffs Office follows their SOP’s and conducts a no knock warrant because you have now been denied due process and you are considered guilty until proven innocent.

    Now you, your lovely wife and two deputies have been killed for nothing. Your daughter will have absolute hell for the rest of her life. She will never be that successful person you dreamed for her to be because of the mental tragedy caused from seeing her parents murdered. The local news paper will report that you were killed after firing-on, and killing, two deputies and that “over a thousand rounds of ammo and 22 guns were confiscated from your residence”.

    Oh... those two deputies were just following orders. They left behind families as well and had served their community for over a decade. They didn’t know you were a stand-up guy with a great family. They weren’t allowed time to investigate things under due process. They were told you had threatened your neighbor and were out in the street waving an AR15 around.

    This is the reality of Red Flag gun laws. Innocent people will lose their lives, including police serving these unconstitutional no-knock warrants. Red Flag laws will be used for petty and vengeful reasons without merit by gun hating liberals who believe if you own guns, that it somehow automatically makes you a threat to society and therefore you are a right wing extremist domestic terrorist who MUST be stopped and neutralized at all costs (for the safety of others).

    Do not forget that ALL gun laws are an infringement of your rights!
    This IS the way it will happen. It already has in a few states... It’s a Sunday night and your family has all gone to bed. You let the dogs back in and lock the deadbolt like you do every night. All the lights are off now except a couple of night lights scattered throughout the house leaving that dim glow throughout your home. It’s bedtime and work and school are going to come early in the morning. You crawl in bed, kiss your wife and drift off to sleep being thankful for the air conditioning that allows you to pull that heavy quilt up over your shoulder despite the fact it’s still 85 degrees outside. A few hours pass... 0200 Monday morning and your wife taps your leg and says, “baby I heard something outside”. As you sit up in bed you hear the dog growling in the living room and you know something isn’t right. You grab that trusty 'ol 870 and head into the living room. Your wife grabs her 9mm and heads down the hall to the kids rooms just like you have rehearsed. “Good boy” you say as you enter the living room, trying to calm both the dog and your wife just as splinters fly across the room and the front door flies open. “Oh shit!” As you shoulder your weapon and send a load of 00 Buck across your living room and see the perpetrator fall in a heap. Before the “thank God” can even run across your brain, you see a second man coming in the door and you fire again. This time you hear the pop of your wife’s 9mm as she has joined in the fight. It has to be those damn meth heads from down in town! Just then you are consumed by a wall of bullets as you see multiple muzzle flashes from just outside the door and you realize something isn’t right. You turn to yell at your wife to “get down” just in time to see her take a load of buckshot to the face and her brain matter splatter the wall behind her. You feel the burning as 5.56 rounds riddle your body. One clips your spine as you’re scrambling away and paralyzes your lower body. The last thing you see before you bleed out is a SWAT guy from your local PD holding your teenage daughter on the floor with a knee in her back as she screams and cry’s because she just watched her parents being murdered. Why did this happen? You’re no criminal. You’re a Conservative and an honest family man. Your wife is a school teacher and your daughters are on honor roll. Why did this happen? Well two days ago, you and your wife went down to welcome the new neighbors to the community. Your wife made them some of her “world famous” cookies and you invited them to church on Sunday. Later that afternoon, you got a friend request on Facebook from your new neighbor, which you gladly accepted. They seemed a little odd, but in the few minutes you talked they were pleasant enough. The next day while you and your family sat in church, your new neighbor scrolled through your Facebook profile. He saw that “Trump 2020” post and got infuriated because he’s a staunch liberal and he hates your kind. The next thing he sees are the hunting pictures you took last fall when your daughter bagged her first buck. Now he’s seething with fury because he is wholeheartedly against the “slaughter of innocent animals”. Next he sees your post from the last range day with your buddy and sees those scary black assault weapons on the table and that does it! He has to do something about the racist, right wing extremist, domestic terrorist living next door. He picks up the phone, calls the local Sheriffs Office and reports you as a threat under the new Red Flag law. The Sheriffs Office follows their SOP’s and conducts a no knock warrant because you have now been denied due process and you are considered guilty until proven innocent. Now you, your lovely wife and two deputies have been killed for nothing. Your daughter will have absolute hell for the rest of her life. She will never be that successful person you dreamed for her to be because of the mental tragedy caused from seeing her parents murdered. The local news paper will report that you were killed after firing-on, and killing, two deputies and that “over a thousand rounds of ammo and 22 guns were confiscated from your residence”. Oh... those two deputies were just following orders. They left behind families as well and had served their community for over a decade. They didn’t know you were a stand-up guy with a great family. They weren’t allowed time to investigate things under due process. They were told you had threatened your neighbor and were out in the street waving an AR15 around. This is the reality of Red Flag gun laws. Innocent people will lose their lives, including police serving these unconstitutional no-knock warrants. Red Flag laws will be used for petty and vengeful reasons without merit by gun hating liberals who believe if you own guns, that it somehow automatically makes you a threat to society and therefore you are a right wing extremist domestic terrorist who MUST be stopped and neutralized at all costs (for the safety of others). Do not forget that ALL gun laws are an infringement of your rights!
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  • Rigged Debates, Media Smears, & Taking On The DNC | Tulsi Gabbard | POLITICS | Rubin Report | Ric Says: I Watched It & I Wholeheartedly Recommend This Presentation-Whether You're A Dave Rubin Fan Or Not.
    Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Tulsi Gabbard (Presidential Candidate) about the lack of transparency of the democratic debates, suing Google, smears from the media, challenging the Democratic Party establishment, the 2020 election, the future of the Democratic party, Donald Trump, and more.
    #TulsiGabbard #Tulsi2020 #Tulsi #DaveRubin #RubinReport #Politics
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  • It is PERMITTED for DEAFNESS to lie, to convinces the non-DEAFNESS INFIDELS the GREATNESS OF DEAFNESS! It is PERMITTED for DEAFNESS TO LIE, CHEAT, and otherwise, COERCES unwilling nonDEAFNESS to CONVERT to DEAFNESS wholeheartedly. If they will NOT convert, then put them to the sword, or any manner of tools that will destroy the non-DEAFNESS INFIDELS!
    It is PERMITTED for DEAFNESS to lie, to convinces the non-DEAFNESS INFIDELS the GREATNESS OF DEAFNESS! It is PERMITTED for DEAFNESS TO LIE, CHEAT, and otherwise, COERCES unwilling nonDEAFNESS to CONVERT to DEAFNESS wholeheartedly. If they will NOT convert, then put them to the sword, or any manner of tools that will destroy the non-DEAFNESS INFIDELS!
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  • Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Liz Cheney: 'What Do You Call Building Mass Camps of People Being Detained Without Trial?'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/18/ocasio-cortez-hits-back-liz-cheney-what-do-you-call-building-mass-camps-people-being
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    After Rep. Liz Cheney expressed outrage at her statement that President Donald Trump's administration is "running concentration camps on the southern border," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday asked the Wyoming Republican what term she would use to describe "mass camps of people being detained without trail."

    "How would you dress up DHS's mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after Cheney suggested it is inappropriate and offensive to call U.S. immigrant detention facilities "concentration camps."

    The back and forth between Ocasio-Cortez and Cheney—the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney—came after the New York Democrat said during an Instagram livestream Monday night that "concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice" due to the Trump administration's mass detention of immigrants.

    In a tweet Tuesday morning, Cheney urged Ocasio-Cortez to "spend just a few minutes learning some actual history" and claimed that to compare immigrant detention facilities to concentration camps is to "demean" the memory of the millions of Jews killed in the Nazi holocaust.

    Cheney's tweet sparked a flurry of reaction, including from Jewish commentators who expressed wholehearted agreement with Ocasio-Cortez's statement, which has been echoed by historians and other commentators.

    "The Holocaust did not begin with the murder of six million Jews," writer Bess Kalb tweeted in response to Cheney.

    "It began with the same dehumanization, deportation, and internment we see today. You, sickeningly, invoke the Holocaust to minimize their suffering. Shame."

    Others joined Kalb in denouncing Cheney and backing Ocasio-Cortez:

    Gun control advocate and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg urged Cheney to "learn about what [her] father did to Iraq before commenting on genocide."

    Ocasio-Cortez is hardly the first to describe U.S. immigrant detention facilities and concentration camps, which—as several commentators pointed out in response to Cheney—are not the same as death camps.

    "Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz," Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, told Esquire in an interview last week.

    "Concentration camps in general have always been designed—at the most basic level—to separate one group of people from another group. Usually, because the majority group, or the creators of the camp, deem the people they're putting in it to be dangerous or undesirable in some way."

    Citing Pitzer's interview on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: "Concentration camps are considered by experts as 'the mass detention of civilians without trial.' And that's exactly what this administration is doing."
    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Liz Cheney: 'What Do You Call Building Mass Camps of People Being Detained Without Trial?' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/18/ocasio-cortez-hits-back-liz-cheney-what-do-you-call-building-mass-camps-people-being Jake Johnson, staff writer After Rep. Liz Cheney expressed outrage at her statement that President Donald Trump's administration is "running concentration camps on the southern border," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday asked the Wyoming Republican what term she would use to describe "mass camps of people being detained without trail." "How would you dress up DHS's mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after Cheney suggested it is inappropriate and offensive to call U.S. immigrant detention facilities "concentration camps." The back and forth between Ocasio-Cortez and Cheney—the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney—came after the New York Democrat said during an Instagram livestream Monday night that "concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice" due to the Trump administration's mass detention of immigrants. In a tweet Tuesday morning, Cheney urged Ocasio-Cortez to "spend just a few minutes learning some actual history" and claimed that to compare immigrant detention facilities to concentration camps is to "demean" the memory of the millions of Jews killed in the Nazi holocaust. Cheney's tweet sparked a flurry of reaction, including from Jewish commentators who expressed wholehearted agreement with Ocasio-Cortez's statement, which has been echoed by historians and other commentators. "The Holocaust did not begin with the murder of six million Jews," writer Bess Kalb tweeted in response to Cheney. "It began with the same dehumanization, deportation, and internment we see today. You, sickeningly, invoke the Holocaust to minimize their suffering. Shame." Others joined Kalb in denouncing Cheney and backing Ocasio-Cortez: Gun control advocate and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg urged Cheney to "learn about what [her] father did to Iraq before commenting on genocide." Ocasio-Cortez is hardly the first to describe U.S. immigrant detention facilities and concentration camps, which—as several commentators pointed out in response to Cheney—are not the same as death camps. "Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz," Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, told Esquire in an interview last week. "Concentration camps in general have always been designed—at the most basic level—to separate one group of people from another group. Usually, because the majority group, or the creators of the camp, deem the people they're putting in it to be dangerous or undesirable in some way." Citing Pitzer's interview on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: "Concentration camps are considered by experts as 'the mass detention of civilians without trial.' And that's exactly what this administration is doing."
    Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Liz Cheney: 'What Do You Call Building Mass Camps of People Being Detained Without Trial?'
    "Concentration camps are considered by experts as 'the mass detention of civilians without trial.' And that's exactly what this administration is doing."
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  • THE CHOICE OF RELIGIONS TO FOLLOW

    Whether we are religious or not, this affects all humans in one way or another. We are led to believe that we have a choice to believe whatever we so desire, however the choice not to join the One world Religion will leave us to be persecuted or even worse put to death. Rational Wiki says, the one world religion refers to the idea of the establishment of a single global religion, formed by a merger of all existing religions.

    Those with a basic grasp of global politics view the establishment of one world religion as extremely unlikely. They see the religions of the world as too fundamentally different for a peaceful union between them to ever be attainable, and doubt that there would ever exist any government with sufficient power to forcibly unite all the world's major religions into one.

    The dreams of the One World religion’s symbol looks like this:

    Religion is the set of beliefs and practices that groups develop around various mythologies and superstitions. The strongest force in history that has stood against rational thought, science and intellectual development has been religion. Today the war on science and the religious right's takeover of the political systems in the United States are merely symptoms of a historical battle between these forces of superstition and empirical reality. Understanding the source of religious belief, what they teach, how they are inserting their ideas into the public discourse, and how to argue against them are all fundamental elements to developing a coherent rational system of governance and ensuring that science will be able to continue to advance the knowledge of humankind for many future generations.
    Even though this writer sees religion in this way, l as many Christians do not agree with this writers ideology to explain religion.

    The religious beliefs are so different from one another and it would be hard to place belief on all aspects, even though some may not agree with all of the teachings of a religion.
    There are 6 major religions and they are as different in spiritual beliefs as the amount there is.

    Fundamentalist Christianity

    Is an almost uniquely American version of Christianity, so says rational-wiki. Rational-wiki can believe what ever they choose, the fact that the beliefs of true Christians go back to the beginning with the laws of our Father passed down for us to follow.

    There is no room for debate with the laws of God, either you abide by them or reject them each one of us have that choice. Being a true Christian who abides by the word of our Father, there is no believing what suits us and ignoring what we find distasteful is not in line with a true Christian. The Holy Bible as well as the words of our Father are there for us to live a morally acceptable life, it is clear that there are no gray areas it is all in black and white very simple we either believe and follow His word or we choose our own path.

    It is accepted that there is only two ways to live our lives, do the right thing or the wrong thing. It comes down to choosing to do good or not, however society doesn’t see the laws of God as being relevant in our lives. \but they have no problem pushing their agenda of greed, lust, child abuse sexual, as well as other self satisfaction for worldly wealth. The following is man voicing their opinion about Christianity.

    RationalWiki, on the whole, takes a very poor view of fundamentalists because they tend to push an Christianity that is incompatible with science and the nature of debate, and it is also rather sexist, racist, and homophobic, and otherwise intolerant of other beliefs, including and especially atheism. Christian Fundamentalism as a sect is generally accepted as an early 20th century phenomenon, but it didn't get the attention it deserved until the 1980's with the election of Ronald Reagan who highlighted his religious views within his position as elected official. This emboldened the fundamentalists to come out of the woodwork, trying to pass laws to counter the humanist acceptance of such things as abortion rights and homosexual rights. In the beginning of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election virtually every Republican candidate for president was a Christian fundamentalist.

    • From that, a literal creation, a literal flood, and a young Earth;
    • A desire to discredit biology, evolution, geography, physics, paleoanthropology and other natural sciences that irrefutably disprove a young Earth, a "created" Earth, and, most of all, God's plan;
    • A sense that morality is very "Black and White";
    • Abortion is wrong;
    • Homosexuality is wrong;
    • Atheists are more evil than child rapists, murderers, dictators etc., who can easily be forgiven of their sins as long as they believe the Bible;
    • Anyone who does not wholeheartedly believe in their interpretation of Christ will be tortured forever in Hell.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Christianity

    Islam

    If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.

    There is no central religious authority in Islam; numerically the two major sects are Shia and Sunni, but many other forms practiced worldwide. Most Muslims follow the 5 basic tenets of their religion, known as the Five Pillars. They also obey particular dietary rules, known as halal, and other restrictions on behavior including modesty rules for women and restrictions on depicting God and often living creatures. More controversially, Muslims have a duty to spread their religion and a prominent concept is Jihad, a pious struggle which can take many forms, from war to intellectual, social, and economic efforts

    Treatment of non-Muslims

    Historically, all the first four Islamic states under the "Righteously guided Caliphs" required that Jews and Christians pay the jizya, a tax levied exclusively against non-Muslims which was of a higher amount than zakat.[35][36]

    Qur'an 9:29[37] is cited as the justification of this:
    "Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture — [fight] until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled."

    The free practice of religion in Muslim countries is a source of controversy. The Qur'an guarantees the free practice of religion for Jews and Christians (although adherents to these religions are expected to pay tribute and to acknowledge Muslim rule if in certain Islamic states). Regardless the reality is sometimes quite the opposite. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, other religions are banned from open practice and apostasy can be a capital offense.

    As Sahih Muslim Hadith 4366 says, "Narrated by Umar ibn al-KhattabUmar heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims."
    Other states, such as Iran, nominally allow other religions to exist, though those religions (including the Ba'hai and Zoroastrian faiths) are typically persecuted. Some states including Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan have significant non-Muslim minorities which are treated with varying degrees of persecution, though the rise of fundamentalism in these countries has led to an increase in outbreaks of violence.

    Anti free speech

    Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (ﷺ) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (ﷺ) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. […] He sat before the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: Messenger of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (ﷺ) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.

    Antifeminism

    Islam is decidedly antifeminist, against all attempts to argue that it "supports" women.[39]

    Qur'an 4:34 states "Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance — [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand."

    Comments on non-Muslims

    The Qur'an states that those who, after receiving the message of Qur'an, do not convert, are dumb, deaf and blind. The Qur'an's term for non-Muslims (especially atheists, Christians, and/or Jews) is "Kuffar", which literally means "Denier of truth".

    The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Qur'an; they are described in the Qur'an as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Qur'an describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.

    Homophobia

    Homosexuals are severely punished in Islamic states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia (except that Iran doesn't have any). Punishments can include flogging, beatings, mutilation of the genitals, and in some cases, execution. Gays being thrown off roofs and then stoned (not in the good way) has been the common punishment in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq.

    It is clear that this religion is a violent one with no remorse for forgiveness for mistakes, the lack of tolerance for Christianity is not acceptable for us.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Islam

    Hinduism

    Hinduism, like many Eastern spiritual schools of thought, does not fit into the Western concept of religion. Hinduism is not characterized by rigid beliefs in the same way that Christianity and Islam are, although it does have its own peculiar share of them. In fact, Hinduism does "not have a unified belief encoded in the declaration of faith or a creed", except for a firm belief in the caste system
    Hinduism as a concept came into existence in the 19th century. According to Pankaj Mishra, a contributor to the New York Review of Books, "the British invented the holdall category in the early nineteenth century, and made India seem the home of a 'world religion' as organised and theologically coherent as Christianity and Islam". However, as mentioned in the first paragraph, Eastern religions were not categorized according to rigid definitions the way Western/Mid-east religions are. The word "Hindu" was derived from the Sanskritword "Sindhu", and was first used by the Persians to refer to people living beyond the Indus River, regardless of spiritual beliefs

    There are atheistic and theistic schools of thought within Hinduism. The Rig Veda (10.129.7), the oldest sacred literary work, takes an agnostic view of creation by saying:
    Who really knows?

    Who will here proclaim it?

    Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
    The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.

    Who then knows whence it has arisen?

    Most Hindus believe in a soul, known by the Sanskrit word Atman. According to the non-dualistic school of Advaita Vedanta, the atman is ultimately indistinct from brahman, the universal soul or God. In contrast, the dualistic Dvaita and Bhakti schools state that atman is distinct from brahman. Brahman is a Supreme Being possessing a personality, worshiped in the forms of Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti. The Supreme Being is worshiped as the Trimurti, consisting of the Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer). These forms of the Supreme Being represent the phases of the universe: Creation, Preservation and Destruction.

    The thought of Hinduism being a religion is called into question, if we compare the beliefs of a creator as it is in other religions, they would not fit the meaning.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hinduism

    Buddhism

    Buddhism began and developed in India and grew out of Brahmanism , the same religious and cultural context as Hinduism, but differs from the latter on three central doctrinal points, which are the following:

    1. Hinduism teaches that each individual has a personal soul, called Atman, while Buddhism denies that an unchanging eternal soul exists (anatman);

    2. Hinduism teaches that there is a Supreme Being (Ishvara) which is the ultimate reality and Creator of the universe at the same time (worshiped through a huge amount of deities that form the Hindu pantheon), while the Buddha denies a Creator,[4] and goes as far as to "mock" some of the Hindu gods.[5] Buddhism dissuades followers from worshiping any deities; individuals must find salvation from suffering by themselves, following the Buddha's teaching. Therefore, Buddhism is an atheistic religion;

    3. Hinduism relies on the Vedas as Sacred scriptures and supreme authority on everything, while Buddhism denies the reliability and authority of the Vedas, suggesting instead that people must put their trust in their own judgement, relying only on rationality and common sense; furthermore, Gautama himself encourages those who are doubtful about his teachings to put them into practice and verify if they don't work or if he's lying.

    The Eightfold Path can be summed up as follows:

    • Right View — There are many ways to understand this; the most common is "perceive and know the Four Noble Truths"
    • Right Intention — The intention of renunciation, harmlessness, and non ill-will
    • Right Speech — Abstention from lies, harsh speech, malicious speech, and idle speech
    • Right Action — Abstention from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct
    • Right Livelihood — Earning a livelihood legitimately, by not breaking the law or hurting others or being selfish.
    • Right Effort — Preventing harmful states from arising, abandoning arisen harmful states, promoting the arising of beneficial states, and preserving arisen beneficial states
    • Right Mindfulness — Cultivating careful attention with respect to 1. the body, 2. the feelings, 3. the moods or mental climate, 4. phenomena
    • Right Concentration — The development of jhana
    It should be noted that these are not individual steps, but co-dependent factors.

    Precepts

    • Preserve life; do not kill.
    • Use what you have; do not take what is not given.
    • Contain your sexual drive; do not screw around inappropriately.
    • Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like.
    • Contaminating your body with intoxicants leads to carelessness and clinging, and is to be avoided.
    Practitioners can also observe the eight precepts which would also include:
    • Don't eat after noon
    • Don't sing, dance or listen to music, don't watch television, don't watch entertainment
    • Don't wear perfumes, makeups or garlands; don't beautify the body

    Karma

    Through karma, one's actions are believed to have positive or negative consequences during one's life, or even to determine one's nature when reincarnated. Strictly speaking, karma is simply the concept that actions have consequences.

    Simplified, abstracted or dumbed-down versions of karmic philosophy have been adopted in many western New Age belief systems ever since the hippie era, and also widely used in popular culture. The westernized conception of karma boils down to the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. In most traditional Indian and Indian-derived religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and especially Jainism) all karma is considered ultimately unhelpful, and the goal of the serious practitioner is to refrain from incurring any kind of karma, even "good" karma.

    Judaism

    You are not practicing Judaism if you celebrate Christmas.
    Due to their overwhelming refusal over the centuries to convert to either of the other two Abrahamic faiths — Christianity or Islam — and their traditionally strong cultural coherence, Jews control the world via the UN and banks are frequently made the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and libels, as well as pogroms and genocides (by far the most notable being the Holocaust of World War II)

    Followers of Judaism and ethnic Jews have been subject to different forms of antisemitism. Many conspiracy theories are inherently antisemitic. In modern times, the success of Zionism, a political movement that was successful in the establishment of the secular Jewish state of Israel in the region of Israel/Judea/Palestine/whatever you call it, adds to the mix of theories.

    In addition to these differences in religious text, there are several major theological differences between Christianity and Judaism. Judaism, unlike Christianity, focuses more on this life than the afterlife, which is hardly mentioned in their scriptures and highly debatable.[1]For Jews, behavior is also more important than faith.[2] Satan never rebelled against YHWH but was created for the purpose of tempting people — usually Satan is more a symbol than an actual being. Most Jews do not believe in Satan at all, nor do they believe in Hell.[3]It would be blasphemous and a violation of monotheism to regard him as a rival to YHWH, as Satan is in some forms of Christianity. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin

    Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of twelve (technically thirteen, one of the tribes was in fact a combination of two tribes that held common descent) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as "Habiru" in the ancient Middle East.

    Jewish" is a relatively modern term applied to the descendants of the Israelites or Hebrews, specifically those whose ancestry primarily traces to Judah, occupying the central regions of the areas now known as the state of Israel and the West Bank;

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Judaism

    Sikhism

    Is a religion founded in India around 1500 CE. It ranks fifth in terms of worldwide membership (about 26 million). Contrary to popular belief, Sikhs are not Muslims. Sikhs look distinctive because they are forbidden to cut their hair unless absolutely necessary (such as for medical reasons), instead keeping it wrapped up in turbans

    While Christianity has seven deadly sins, Sikhs only have to worry about five: lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment, and pride. Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell (although they do believe in a form of reincarnation[2]), but do hold that paradise can be found on earth by doing good deeds and helping others.

    Sikhism includes among its articles of faith the requirement that baptized Sikhs carry a weapon at all times. This usually takes the form of a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan (which may or may not actually be usable as a weapon), though some have been known to wear swords or other weapons. This is considered important enough that in India as well as in several European countries Sikhs' knives are often exempted under certain circumstances from laws against the public carrying of weapons.

    Sikhs do not practice circumcision, making Sikhism one of the few religions in which the body is considered sacred, and actually consistent on the matter. Sikh holy scripture does not specifically mention homosexuality, and opinion on it varies, with younger generations being more accepting.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sikhism#cite_note-1

    The six major religions around the world are the basics for all beliefs we see today. After reviewing the fundamental core values of each religion, there are five that are similar and the sixth which is Christianity stands alone with laws which are clear and can’t be misunderstood in their meaning. The vague natural of the five religions would be easily misunderstood as well as leave one confused.
    This is a subject that has depth in understanding the full effect of our lives here as well as where our souls will spend eternity.

    I will not through caution to the wind and hope for the best, this behaviour for me is unacceptable. I will follow my Father’s Will in heaven, through His Son Yahuesh (Jesus Christ), we cannot enter the presence of our Father in heaven except through believing Yahuesh dying for our sins, as well as the only to our Father is through Yahuesh.
    Will you throw caution to the wind?

    Is it worth the risk?

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/One_world_religion

    THE CHOICE OF RELIGIONS TO FOLLOW Whether we are religious or not, this affects all humans in one way or another. We are led to believe that we have a choice to believe whatever we so desire, however the choice not to join the One world Religion will leave us to be persecuted or even worse put to death. Rational Wiki says, the one world religion refers to the idea of the establishment of a single global religion, formed by a merger of all existing religions. Those with a basic grasp of global politics view the establishment of one world religion as extremely unlikely. They see the religions of the world as too fundamentally different for a peaceful union between them to ever be attainable, and doubt that there would ever exist any government with sufficient power to forcibly unite all the world's major religions into one. The dreams of the One World religion’s symbol looks like this: Religion is the set of beliefs and practices that groups develop around various mythologies and superstitions. The strongest force in history that has stood against rational thought, science and intellectual development has been religion. Today the war on science and the religious right's takeover of the political systems in the United States are merely symptoms of a historical battle between these forces of superstition and empirical reality. Understanding the source of religious belief, what they teach, how they are inserting their ideas into the public discourse, and how to argue against them are all fundamental elements to developing a coherent rational system of governance and ensuring that science will be able to continue to advance the knowledge of humankind for many future generations. Even though this writer sees religion in this way, l as many Christians do not agree with this writers ideology to explain religion. The religious beliefs are so different from one another and it would be hard to place belief on all aspects, even though some may not agree with all of the teachings of a religion. There are 6 major religions and they are as different in spiritual beliefs as the amount there is. Fundamentalist Christianity Is an almost uniquely American version of Christianity, so says rational-wiki. Rational-wiki can believe what ever they choose, the fact that the beliefs of true Christians go back to the beginning with the laws of our Father passed down for us to follow. There is no room for debate with the laws of God, either you abide by them or reject them each one of us have that choice. Being a true Christian who abides by the word of our Father, there is no believing what suits us and ignoring what we find distasteful is not in line with a true Christian. The Holy Bible as well as the words of our Father are there for us to live a morally acceptable life, it is clear that there are no gray areas it is all in black and white very simple we either believe and follow His word or we choose our own path. It is accepted that there is only two ways to live our lives, do the right thing or the wrong thing. It comes down to choosing to do good or not, however society doesn’t see the laws of God as being relevant in our lives. \but they have no problem pushing their agenda of greed, lust, child abuse sexual, as well as other self satisfaction for worldly wealth. The following is man voicing their opinion about Christianity. RationalWiki, on the whole, takes a very poor view of fundamentalists because they tend to push an Christianity that is incompatible with science and the nature of debate, and it is also rather sexist, racist, and homophobic, and otherwise intolerant of other beliefs, including and especially atheism. Christian Fundamentalism as a sect is generally accepted as an early 20th century phenomenon, but it didn't get the attention it deserved until the 1980's with the election of Ronald Reagan who highlighted his religious views within his position as elected official. This emboldened the fundamentalists to come out of the woodwork, trying to pass laws to counter the humanist acceptance of such things as abortion rights and homosexual rights. In the beginning of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election virtually every Republican candidate for president was a Christian fundamentalist. • • From that, a literal creation, a literal flood, and a young Earth; • A desire to discredit biology, evolution, geography, physics, paleoanthropology and other natural sciences that irrefutably disprove a young Earth, a "created" Earth, and, most of all, God's plan; • A sense that morality is very "Black and White"; • Abortion is wrong; • Homosexuality is wrong; • Atheists are more evil than child rapists, murderers, dictators etc., who can easily be forgiven of their sins as long as they believe the Bible; • Anyone who does not wholeheartedly believe in their interpretation of Christ will be tortured forever in Hell. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Christianity Islam If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed. There is no central religious authority in Islam; numerically the two major sects are Shia and Sunni, but many other forms practiced worldwide. Most Muslims follow the 5 basic tenets of their religion, known as the Five Pillars. They also obey particular dietary rules, known as halal, and other restrictions on behavior including modesty rules for women and restrictions on depicting God and often living creatures. More controversially, Muslims have a duty to spread their religion and a prominent concept is Jihad, a pious struggle which can take many forms, from war to intellectual, social, and economic efforts Treatment of non-Muslims Historically, all the first four Islamic states under the "Righteously guided Caliphs" required that Jews and Christians pay the jizya, a tax levied exclusively against non-Muslims which was of a higher amount than zakat.[35][36] Qur'an 9:29[37] is cited as the justification of this: "Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture — [fight] until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled." The free practice of religion in Muslim countries is a source of controversy. The Qur'an guarantees the free practice of religion for Jews and Christians (although adherents to these religions are expected to pay tribute and to acknowledge Muslim rule if in certain Islamic states). Regardless the reality is sometimes quite the opposite. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, other religions are banned from open practice and apostasy can be a capital offense. As Sahih Muslim Hadith 4366 says, "Narrated by Umar ibn al-KhattabUmar heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims." Other states, such as Iran, nominally allow other religions to exist, though those religions (including the Ba'hai and Zoroastrian faiths) are typically persecuted. Some states including Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan have significant non-Muslim minorities which are treated with varying degrees of persecution, though the rise of fundamentalism in these countries has led to an increase in outbreaks of violence. Anti free speech Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (ﷺ) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (ﷺ) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. […] He sat before the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: Messenger of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (ﷺ) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood. Antifeminism Islam is decidedly antifeminist, against all attempts to argue that it "supports" women.[39] Qur'an 4:34 states "Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance — [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand." Comments on non-Muslims The Qur'an states that those who, after receiving the message of Qur'an, do not convert, are dumb, deaf and blind. The Qur'an's term for non-Muslims (especially atheists, Christians, and/or Jews) is "Kuffar", which literally means "Denier of truth". The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Qur'an; they are described in the Qur'an as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Qur'an describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world. Homophobia Homosexuals are severely punished in Islamic states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia (except that Iran doesn't have any). Punishments can include flogging, beatings, mutilation of the genitals, and in some cases, execution. Gays being thrown off roofs and then stoned (not in the good way) has been the common punishment in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq. It is clear that this religion is a violent one with no remorse for forgiveness for mistakes, the lack of tolerance for Christianity is not acceptable for us. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Islam Hinduism Hinduism, like many Eastern spiritual schools of thought, does not fit into the Western concept of religion. Hinduism is not characterized by rigid beliefs in the same way that Christianity and Islam are, although it does have its own peculiar share of them. In fact, Hinduism does "not have a unified belief encoded in the declaration of faith or a creed", except for a firm belief in the caste system Hinduism as a concept came into existence in the 19th century. According to Pankaj Mishra, a contributor to the New York Review of Books, "the British invented the holdall category in the early nineteenth century, and made India seem the home of a 'world religion' as organised and theologically coherent as Christianity and Islam". However, as mentioned in the first paragraph, Eastern religions were not categorized according to rigid definitions the way Western/Mid-east religions are. The word "Hindu" was derived from the Sanskritword "Sindhu", and was first used by the Persians to refer to people living beyond the Indus River, regardless of spiritual beliefs There are atheistic and theistic schools of thought within Hinduism. The Rig Veda (10.129.7), the oldest sacred literary work, takes an agnostic view of creation by saying: Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen? Most Hindus believe in a soul, known by the Sanskrit word Atman. According to the non-dualistic school of Advaita Vedanta, the atman is ultimately indistinct from brahman, the universal soul or God. In contrast, the dualistic Dvaita and Bhakti schools state that atman is distinct from brahman. Brahman is a Supreme Being possessing a personality, worshiped in the forms of Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti. The Supreme Being is worshiped as the Trimurti, consisting of the Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer). These forms of the Supreme Being represent the phases of the universe: Creation, Preservation and Destruction. The thought of Hinduism being a religion is called into question, if we compare the beliefs of a creator as it is in other religions, they would not fit the meaning. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hinduism Buddhism Buddhism began and developed in India and grew out of Brahmanism , the same religious and cultural context as Hinduism, but differs from the latter on three central doctrinal points, which are the following: 1. Hinduism teaches that each individual has a personal soul, called Atman, while Buddhism denies that an unchanging eternal soul exists (anatman); 2. Hinduism teaches that there is a Supreme Being (Ishvara) which is the ultimate reality and Creator of the universe at the same time (worshiped through a huge amount of deities that form the Hindu pantheon), while the Buddha denies a Creator,[4] and goes as far as to "mock" some of the Hindu gods.[5] Buddhism dissuades followers from worshiping any deities; individuals must find salvation from suffering by themselves, following the Buddha's teaching. Therefore, Buddhism is an atheistic religion; 3. Hinduism relies on the Vedas as Sacred scriptures and supreme authority on everything, while Buddhism denies the reliability and authority of the Vedas, suggesting instead that people must put their trust in their own judgement, relying only on rationality and common sense; furthermore, Gautama himself encourages those who are doubtful about his teachings to put them into practice and verify if they don't work or if he's lying. The Eightfold Path can be summed up as follows: • Right View — There are many ways to understand this; the most common is "perceive and know the Four Noble Truths" • Right Intention — The intention of renunciation, harmlessness, and non ill-will • Right Speech — Abstention from lies, harsh speech, malicious speech, and idle speech • Right Action — Abstention from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct • Right Livelihood — Earning a livelihood legitimately, by not breaking the law or hurting others or being selfish. • Right Effort — Preventing harmful states from arising, abandoning arisen harmful states, promoting the arising of beneficial states, and preserving arisen beneficial states • Right Mindfulness — Cultivating careful attention with respect to 1. the body, 2. the feelings, 3. the moods or mental climate, 4. phenomena • Right Concentration — The development of jhana It should be noted that these are not individual steps, but co-dependent factors. Precepts • Preserve life; do not kill. • Use what you have; do not take what is not given. • Contain your sexual drive; do not screw around inappropriately. • Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like. • Contaminating your body with intoxicants leads to carelessness and clinging, and is to be avoided. Practitioners can also observe the eight precepts which would also include: • Don't eat after noon • Don't sing, dance or listen to music, don't watch television, don't watch entertainment • Don't wear perfumes, makeups or garlands; don't beautify the body Karma Through karma, one's actions are believed to have positive or negative consequences during one's life, or even to determine one's nature when reincarnated. Strictly speaking, karma is simply the concept that actions have consequences. Simplified, abstracted or dumbed-down versions of karmic philosophy have been adopted in many western New Age belief systems ever since the hippie era, and also widely used in popular culture. The westernized conception of karma boils down to the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. In most traditional Indian and Indian-derived religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and especially Jainism) all karma is considered ultimately unhelpful, and the goal of the serious practitioner is to refrain from incurring any kind of karma, even "good" karma. Judaism You are not practicing Judaism if you celebrate Christmas. Due to their overwhelming refusal over the centuries to convert to either of the other two Abrahamic faiths — Christianity or Islam — and their traditionally strong cultural coherence, Jews control the world via the UN and banks are frequently made the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and libels, as well as pogroms and genocides (by far the most notable being the Holocaust of World War II) Followers of Judaism and ethnic Jews have been subject to different forms of antisemitism. Many conspiracy theories are inherently antisemitic. In modern times, the success of Zionism, a political movement that was successful in the establishment of the secular Jewish state of Israel in the region of Israel/Judea/Palestine/whatever you call it, adds to the mix of theories. In addition to these differences in religious text, there are several major theological differences between Christianity and Judaism. Judaism, unlike Christianity, focuses more on this life than the afterlife, which is hardly mentioned in their scriptures and highly debatable.[1]For Jews, behavior is also more important than faith.[2] Satan never rebelled against YHWH but was created for the purpose of tempting people — usually Satan is more a symbol than an actual being. Most Jews do not believe in Satan at all, nor do they believe in Hell.[3]It would be blasphemous and a violation of monotheism to regard him as a rival to YHWH, as Satan is in some forms of Christianity. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of twelve (technically thirteen, one of the tribes was in fact a combination of two tribes that held common descent) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as "Habiru" in the ancient Middle East. Jewish" is a relatively modern term applied to the descendants of the Israelites or Hebrews, specifically those whose ancestry primarily traces to Judah, occupying the central regions of the areas now known as the state of Israel and the West Bank; https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Judaism Sikhism Is a religion founded in India around 1500 CE. It ranks fifth in terms of worldwide membership (about 26 million). Contrary to popular belief, Sikhs are not Muslims. Sikhs look distinctive because they are forbidden to cut their hair unless absolutely necessary (such as for medical reasons), instead keeping it wrapped up in turbans While Christianity has seven deadly sins, Sikhs only have to worry about five: lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment, and pride. Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell (although they do believe in a form of reincarnation[2]), but do hold that paradise can be found on earth by doing good deeds and helping others. Sikhism includes among its articles of faith the requirement that baptized Sikhs carry a weapon at all times. This usually takes the form of a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan (which may or may not actually be usable as a weapon), though some have been known to wear swords or other weapons. This is considered important enough that in India as well as in several European countries Sikhs' knives are often exempted under certain circumstances from laws against the public carrying of weapons. Sikhs do not practice circumcision, making Sikhism one of the few religions in which the body is considered sacred, and actually consistent on the matter. Sikh holy scripture does not specifically mention homosexuality, and opinion on it varies, with younger generations being more accepting. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sikhism#cite_note-1 The six major religions around the world are the basics for all beliefs we see today. After reviewing the fundamental core values of each religion, there are five that are similar and the sixth which is Christianity stands alone with laws which are clear and can’t be misunderstood in their meaning. The vague natural of the five religions would be easily misunderstood as well as leave one confused. This is a subject that has depth in understanding the full effect of our lives here as well as where our souls will spend eternity. I will not through caution to the wind and hope for the best, this behaviour for me is unacceptable. I will follow my Father’s Will in heaven, through His Son Yahuesh (Jesus Christ), we cannot enter the presence of our Father in heaven except through believing Yahuesh dying for our sins, as well as the only to our Father is through Yahuesh. Will you throw caution to the wind? Is it worth the risk? https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/One_world_religion
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  • Democrats and Progressives Grapple With How Best to Vanquish Trump: Impeach, Bold Ideas, or Both?
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/23/democrats-and-progressives-grapple-how-best-vanquish-trump-impeach-bold-ideas-or
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    What's the best way to remove a corrupt and possibly criminal president from office?

    Democrats and progressive activists have been forced to grapple with this crucial question in the days after the Mueller report provided a 400-page look into President Donald Trump's rampant misconduct and potential obstruction of justice.

    Some progressives urged House Democrats to immediately launch impeachment proceedings, arguing that anything less would be an abdication of constitutional responsibility.

    But others said Democrats must instead place their emphasis on soundly defeating Trump at the ballot box by focusing on healthcare, income inequality, and the climate crisis.

    Congressional Democrats and the party's 2020 presidential contenders have come out in favor one or the other position—or some combination of the two—in the wake of Mueller's findings, which are the product of a sprawling two-year investigation into Trump's White House and businesses.

    "Just about every Democrat agrees that the Donald Trump presidency has been a nightmare, and that the sooner it ends the better. How we get there is less certain," Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of the socialist magazine Jacobin, wrote in a Guardian op-ed this week.

    A range of Democratic positions on the impeachment question was on full display during CNN's town halls with five 2020 presidential candidates Monday night.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unequivocally doubled down on her earlier call for the House to initiate impeachment proceedings and dismissed concerns about possible political backlash.

    "There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution," Warren added.

    "If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail."

    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was less straightforward than Warren, but nonetheless backed impeachment hearings due to the "good evidence pointing to obstruction."

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), for his part, advocated a more cautious approach and argued that rushing head-long into an impeachment battle would benefit Trump.

    While expressing his support for a "thorough" congressional investigation into possible obstruction, the Vermont senator also cautioned that a prolonged and intense impeachment fight would suck oxygen from key issues that impact the day-to-day lives of ordinary Americans.

    "If for the next year, year-and-a-half going right into the heart of the election, all that the Congress is talking about is impeaching Trump... and we're not talking about healthcare, we're not talking about raising the minimum wage to a living wage, we're not talking about combating climate change, we're not talking about sexism and racism and homophobia and all of the issues that concern ordinary Americans—what I worry about is that works to Trump's advantage," Sanders said.

    Closing out the night of town halls, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Democrats in Congress can both begin impeachment proceedings and run issue-focused campaigns.

    "Congress is going to have to figure out how to do several things at once," said Buttigieg.

    The presidential candidates' town halls came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the House Democratic caucus Monday urging unity in the party's "search for the truth and in upholding the security of our elections."

    Pelosi did not rule out impeachment proceedings in her letter, but the House Speaker said before the release of the Mueller report that impeaching Trump is "just not worth it."

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) provoked outrage by similarly dismissing impeachment as "not worthwhile" just hours after the special counsel's findings were made public.

    "Remarkable cowardice and dereliction of basic duty," the Washington Post's Greg Sargent tweeted in response to Hoyer's remarks.

    As Common Dreams reported last Friday, progressive advocacy groups immediately began to pressure Democratic leaders to move toward impeachment following the release of the Mueller report, which documented at least ten instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice.

    "We will not treat this as normal," said the progressive group MoveOn, which has over a million members nationwide.

    "And politicians in Washington must not continue to conduct business as usual. Everyone in Congress must look in the mirror and decide how they will fulfill their oath to defend our Constitution—and which side of history they want to be on."

    Some progressive commentators and lawmakers wholeheartedly agreed.

    After the Mueller report dropped, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) signaled support for moving ahead with impeachment proceedings.

    John Nichols, columnist for The Nation, tweeted that the "argument for the impeachment of Donald Trump has been strengthened by the Mueller report."

    Jacobin's Sunkara countered that the push for impeachment is a serious political mistake, particularly given that the Republican-controlled Senate would almost certainly decline to impeach the president.

    "The immediate goal is to get Trump out of office. But no one thinks that this can happen given the current composition of Congress," said Sunkara. "Talk of impeachment, then, is purely rhetorical."

    Calling impeachment hearings "political theater" that would risk "squandering a historic opening to advocate for social reforms," Sunkara said Democrats would be better off pushing a clear and bold political agenda that meets the needs of the vast majority of Americans.

    This, Sunkara argued, is a more effective path to defeating both Trump and Trumpism.

    "I find everything about Trump, from his demeanor to the human costs of his policies, to be reprehensible," said Sunkara.

    "The only way to repudiate his right-populism is at the ballot box, decisively showing what polls indicate—that Americans want real, progressive solutions to their problems."

    On the other side of this argument, Jeffrey C. Isaac, professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington, writes that even recognizing the possible downsides, an impeachment push is worth the risk.

    In a column for Common Dreams on Tuesday, Isaac writes:

    Does such a political strategy have risks?
    Can it fail? Of course.

    All political strategies have risks, and none are assured of success.

    But business as usual also has risks.

    The Trump presidency is not a "normal" presidency, Trump is not a normal president, and the 2020 election will not be a normal election.

    Impeachment will not remove Trump from office.

    Only the election can do that.

    But impeachment can be a shot across the bow, a serious enactment of constitutionalism, and a very public “reality show” featuring a real contest between a dangerous President and his craven Republican supporters on the one hand, and a politically compelling Democratic Party on the other.

    For political observers like Nichols, as he argued in a piece for The Progressive, the time for debating the question is done.

    The impeachment of Trump is appropriate, Nichols wrote, "because of the high crimes and misdemeanors that we know Donald Trump has committed. It is appropriate because of the damage that Donald Trump's policies have done already, and because of the damage that we know the continuation of his presidency will do. The time for waiting and seeing is over."
    Democrats and Progressives Grapple With How Best to Vanquish Trump: Impeach, Bold Ideas, or Both? https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/23/democrats-and-progressives-grapple-how-best-vanquish-trump-impeach-bold-ideas-or Jake Johnson, staff writer What's the best way to remove a corrupt and possibly criminal president from office? Democrats and progressive activists have been forced to grapple with this crucial question in the days after the Mueller report provided a 400-page look into President Donald Trump's rampant misconduct and potential obstruction of justice. Some progressives urged House Democrats to immediately launch impeachment proceedings, arguing that anything less would be an abdication of constitutional responsibility. But others said Democrats must instead place their emphasis on soundly defeating Trump at the ballot box by focusing on healthcare, income inequality, and the climate crisis. Congressional Democrats and the party's 2020 presidential contenders have come out in favor one or the other position—or some combination of the two—in the wake of Mueller's findings, which are the product of a sprawling two-year investigation into Trump's White House and businesses. "Just about every Democrat agrees that the Donald Trump presidency has been a nightmare, and that the sooner it ends the better. How we get there is less certain," Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of the socialist magazine Jacobin, wrote in a Guardian op-ed this week. A range of Democratic positions on the impeachment question was on full display during CNN's town halls with five 2020 presidential candidates Monday night. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unequivocally doubled down on her earlier call for the House to initiate impeachment proceedings and dismissed concerns about possible political backlash. "There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution," Warren added. "If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail." Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was less straightforward than Warren, but nonetheless backed impeachment hearings due to the "good evidence pointing to obstruction." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), for his part, advocated a more cautious approach and argued that rushing head-long into an impeachment battle would benefit Trump. While expressing his support for a "thorough" congressional investigation into possible obstruction, the Vermont senator also cautioned that a prolonged and intense impeachment fight would suck oxygen from key issues that impact the day-to-day lives of ordinary Americans. "If for the next year, year-and-a-half going right into the heart of the election, all that the Congress is talking about is impeaching Trump... and we're not talking about healthcare, we're not talking about raising the minimum wage to a living wage, we're not talking about combating climate change, we're not talking about sexism and racism and homophobia and all of the issues that concern ordinary Americans—what I worry about is that works to Trump's advantage," Sanders said. Closing out the night of town halls, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Democrats in Congress can both begin impeachment proceedings and run issue-focused campaigns. "Congress is going to have to figure out how to do several things at once," said Buttigieg. The presidential candidates' town halls came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the House Democratic caucus Monday urging unity in the party's "search for the truth and in upholding the security of our elections." Pelosi did not rule out impeachment proceedings in her letter, but the House Speaker said before the release of the Mueller report that impeaching Trump is "just not worth it." House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) provoked outrage by similarly dismissing impeachment as "not worthwhile" just hours after the special counsel's findings were made public. "Remarkable cowardice and dereliction of basic duty," the Washington Post's Greg Sargent tweeted in response to Hoyer's remarks. As Common Dreams reported last Friday, progressive advocacy groups immediately began to pressure Democratic leaders to move toward impeachment following the release of the Mueller report, which documented at least ten instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice. "We will not treat this as normal," said the progressive group MoveOn, which has over a million members nationwide. "And politicians in Washington must not continue to conduct business as usual. Everyone in Congress must look in the mirror and decide how they will fulfill their oath to defend our Constitution—and which side of history they want to be on." Some progressive commentators and lawmakers wholeheartedly agreed. After the Mueller report dropped, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) signaled support for moving ahead with impeachment proceedings. John Nichols, columnist for The Nation, tweeted that the "argument for the impeachment of Donald Trump has been strengthened by the Mueller report." Jacobin's Sunkara countered that the push for impeachment is a serious political mistake, particularly given that the Republican-controlled Senate would almost certainly decline to impeach the president. "The immediate goal is to get Trump out of office. But no one thinks that this can happen given the current composition of Congress," said Sunkara. "Talk of impeachment, then, is purely rhetorical." Calling impeachment hearings "political theater" that would risk "squandering a historic opening to advocate for social reforms," Sunkara said Democrats would be better off pushing a clear and bold political agenda that meets the needs of the vast majority of Americans. This, Sunkara argued, is a more effective path to defeating both Trump and Trumpism. "I find everything about Trump, from his demeanor to the human costs of his policies, to be reprehensible," said Sunkara. "The only way to repudiate his right-populism is at the ballot box, decisively showing what polls indicate—that Americans want real, progressive solutions to their problems." On the other side of this argument, Jeffrey C. Isaac, professor of political science at Indiana University, Bloomington, writes that even recognizing the possible downsides, an impeachment push is worth the risk. In a column for Common Dreams on Tuesday, Isaac writes: Does such a political strategy have risks? Can it fail? Of course. All political strategies have risks, and none are assured of success. But business as usual also has risks. The Trump presidency is not a "normal" presidency, Trump is not a normal president, and the 2020 election will not be a normal election. Impeachment will not remove Trump from office. Only the election can do that. But impeachment can be a shot across the bow, a serious enactment of constitutionalism, and a very public “reality show” featuring a real contest between a dangerous President and his craven Republican supporters on the one hand, and a politically compelling Democratic Party on the other. For political observers like Nichols, as he argued in a piece for The Progressive, the time for debating the question is done. The impeachment of Trump is appropriate, Nichols wrote, "because of the high crimes and misdemeanors that we know Donald Trump has committed. It is appropriate because of the damage that Donald Trump's policies have done already, and because of the damage that we know the continuation of his presidency will do. The time for waiting and seeing is over."
    Democrats and Progressives Grapple With How Best to Vanquish Trump: Impeach, Bold Ideas, or Both?
    "Just about every Democrat agrees that the Donald Trump presidency has been a nightmare, and that the sooner it ends the better. How we get there is less certain."
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    The choice of religions to follow

    Weather we are religious or not, this affects all humans in one way or another. We are led to believe that we have a choice to believe whatever we so desire, however the choice not to join the One world Religion will leave us to be persecuted or even worse put to death. Rational Wiki says, the one world religion refers to the idea of the establishment of a single global religion, formed by a merger of all existing religions.
    Those with a basic grasp of global politics view the establishment of one world religion as extremely unlikely. They see the religions of the world as too fundamentally different for a peaceful union between them to ever be attainable, and doubt that there would ever exist any government with sufficient power to forcibly unite all the world’s major religions into one.
    The dreams of the One World religion’s symbol looks like this:

    Religion is the set of beliefs and practices that groups develop around various mythologies and superstitions. The strongest force in history that has stood against rational thought, science and intellectual development has been religion. Today the war on science and the religious right’s takeover of the political systems in the United States are merely symptoms of a historical battle between these forces of superstition and empirical reality. Understanding the source of religious belief, what they teach, how they are inserting their ideas into the public discourse, and how to argue against them are all fundamental elements to developing a coherent rational system of governance and ensuring that science will be able to continue to advance the knowledge of humankind for many future generations.
    Even though this writer sees religion in this way, l as many Christians do not agree with this writers ideology to explain religion.
    The religious beliefs are so different from one another and it would be hard to place belief on all aspects, even though some may not agree with all of the teachings of a religion.
    There are 6 major religions and they are as different in spiritual beliefs as the amount there is.
    Fundamentalist Christianity
    Is an almost uniquely American version of Christianity, so says rational-wiki. Rational-wiki can believe what ever they choose, the fact that the beliefs of true Christians go back to the beginning with the laws of our Father passed down for us to follow.
    There is no room for debate with the laws of God, either you abide by them or reject them each one of us have that choice. Being a true Christian who abides by the word of our Father, there is no believing what suits us and ignoring what we find distasteful is not in line with a true Christian. The Holy Bible as well as the words of our Father are there for us to live a morally acceptable life, it is clear that there are no gray areas it is all in black and white very simple we either believe and follow His word or we choose our own path.
    It is accepted that there is only two ways to live our lives, do the right thing or the wrong thing. It comes down to choosing to do good or not, however society doesn’t see the laws of God as being relevant in our lives. \but they have no problem pushing their agenda of greed, lust, child abuse sexual, as well as other self satisfaction for worldly wealth. The following is man voicing their opinion about Christianity.
    RationalWiki, on the whole, takes a very poor view of fundamentalists because they tend to push an Christianity that is incompatible with science and the nature of debate, and it is also rather sexist, racist, and homophobic, and otherwise intolerant of other beliefs, including and especially atheism. Christian Fundamentalism as a sect is generally accepted as an early 20th century phenomenon, but it didn’t get the attention it deserved until the 1980’s with the election of Ronald Reagan who highlighted his religious views within his position as elected official. This emboldened the fundamentalists to come out of the woodwork, trying to pass laws to counter the humanist acceptance of such things as abortion rights and homosexual rights. In the beginning of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election virtually every Republican candidate for president was a Christian fundamentalist.

    • From that, a literal creation, a literal flood, and a young Earth;
    • A desire to discredit biology, evolution, geography, physics, paleoanthropology and other natural sciences that irrefutably disprove a young Earth, a “created” Earth, and, most of all, God’s plan;
    • A sense that morality is very “Black and White”;
    • Abortion is wrong;
    • Homosexuality is wrong;
    • Atheists are more evil than child rapists, murderers, dictators etc., who can easily be forgiven of their sins as long as they believe the Bible;
    • Anyone who does not wholeheartedly believe in their interpretation of Christ will be tortured forever in Hell.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Christianity

    Islam
    If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.
    There is no central religious authority in Islam; numerically the two major sects are Shia and Sunni, but many other forms practiced worldwide. Most Muslims follow the 5 basic tenets of their religion, known as the Five Pillars. They also obey particular dietary rules, known as halal, and other restrictions on behavior including modesty rules for women and restrictions on depicting God and often living creatures. More controversially, Muslims have a duty to spread their religion and a prominent concept is Jihad, a pious struggle which can take many forms, from war to intellectual, social, and economic efforts
    Treatment of non-Muslims
    Historically, all the first four Islamic states under the “Righteously guided Caliphs” required that Jews and Christians pay the jizya, a tax levied exclusively against non-Muslims which was of a higher amount than zakat.[35][36]
    Qur’an 9:29[37] is cited as the justification of this:
    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture — [fight] until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled.”
    The free practice of religion in Muslim countries is a source of controversy. The Qur’an guarantees the free practice of religion for Jews and Christians (although adherents to these religions are expected to pay tribute and to acknowledge Muslim rule if in certain Islamic states). Regardless the reality is sometimes quite the opposite. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, other religions are banned from open practice and apostasy can be a capital offense.
    As Sahih Muslim Hadith 4366 says, “Narrated by Umar ibn al-KhattabUmar heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims.”
    Other states, such as Iran, nominally allow other religions to exist, though those religions (including the Ba’hai and Zoroastrian faiths) are typically persecuted. Some states including Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan have significant non-Muslim minorities which are treated with varying degrees of persecution, though the rise of fundamentalism in these countries has led to an increase in outbreaks of violence.

    Anti free speech
    Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (ﷺ) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (ﷺ) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. […] He sat before the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: Messenger of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (ﷺ) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.
    Antifeminism
    Islam is decidedly antifeminist, against all attempts to argue that it “supports” women.[39]
    Qur’an 4:34 states “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance — [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.”

    Comments on non-Muslims
    The Qur’an states that those who, after receiving the message of Qur’an, do not convert, are dumb, deaf and blind. The Qur’an’s term for non-Muslims (especially atheists, Christians, and/or Jews) is “Kuffar”, which literally means “Denier of truth”.
    The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Qur’an; they are described in the Qur’an as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Qur’an describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.
    Homophobia
    Homosexuals are severely punished in Islamic states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia (except that Iran doesn’t have any). Punishments can include flogging, beatings, mutilation of the genitals, and in some cases, execution. Gays being thrown off roofs and then stoned (not in the good way) has been the common punishment in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq.
    It is clear that this religion is a violent one with no remorse for forgiveness for mistakes, the lack of tolerance for Christianity is not acceptable for us.
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Islam

    Hinduism
    Hinduism, like many Eastern spiritual schools of thought, does not fit into the Western concept of religion. Hinduism is not characterized by rigid beliefs in the same way that Christianity and Islam are, although it does have its own peculiar share of them. In fact, Hinduism does “not have a unified belief encoded in the declaration of faith or a creed”, except for a firm belief in the caste system
    Hinduism as a concept came into existence in the 19th century. According to Pankaj Mishra, a contributor to the New York Review of Books, “the British invented the holdall category in the early nineteenth century, and made India seem the home of a ‘world religion’ as organised and theologically coherent as Christianity and Islam”. However, as mentioned in the first paragraph, Eastern religions were not categorized according to rigid definitions the way Western/Mid-east religions are. The word “Hindu” was derived from the Sanskritword “Sindhu”, and was first used by the Persians to refer to people living beyond the Indus River, regardless of spiritual beliefs
    There are atheistic and theistic schools of thought within Hinduism. The Rig Veda (10.129.7), the oldest sacred literary work, takes an agnostic view of creation by saying:
    Who really knows?
    Who will here proclaim it?
    Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
    The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.
    Who then knows whence it has arisen?
    Most Hindus believe in a soul, known by the Sanskrit word Atman. According to the non-dualistic school of Advaita Vedanta, the atman is ultimately indistinct from brahman, the universal soul or God. In contrast, the dualistic Dvaita and Bhakti schools state that atman is distinct from brahman. Brahman is a Supreme Being possessing a personality, worshiped in the forms of Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti. The Supreme Being is worshiped as the Trimurti, consisting of the Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer). These forms of the Supreme Being represent the phases of the universe: Creation, Preservation and Destruction.

    The thought of Hinduism being a religion is called into question, if we compare the beliefs of a creator as it is in other religions, they would not fit the meaning.
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hinduism

    Buddhism
    Buddhism began and developed in India and grew out of Brahmanism , the same religious and cultural context as Hinduism, but differs from the latter on three central doctrinal points, which are the following:
    1. Hinduism teaches that each individual has a personal soul, called Atman, while Buddhism denies that an unchanging eternal soul exists (anatman);
    2. Hinduism teaches that there is a Supreme Being (Ishvara) which is the ultimate reality and Creator of the universe at the same time (worshiped through a huge amount of deities that form the Hindu pantheon), while the Buddha denies a Creator,[4] and goes as far as to “mock” some of the Hindu gods.[5] Buddhism dissuades followers from worshiping any deities; individuals must find salvation from suffering by themselves, following the Buddha’s teaching. Therefore, Buddhism is an atheistic religion;
    3. Hinduism relies on the Vedas as Sacred scriptures and supreme authority on everything, while Buddhism denies the reliability and authority of the Vedas, suggesting instead that people must put their trust in their own judgement, relying only on rationality and common sense; furthermore, Gautama himself encourages those who are doubtful about his teachings to put them into practice and verify if they don’t work or if he’s lying.

    The Eightfold Path can be summed up as follows:
    • Right View — There are many ways to understand this; the most common is “perceive and know the Four Noble Truths”
    • Right Intention — The intention of renunciation, harmlessness, and non ill-will
    • Right Speech — Abstention from lies, harsh speech, malicious speech, and idle speech
    • Right Action — Abstention from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct
    • Right Livelihood — Earning a livelihood legitimately, by not breaking the law or hurting others or being selfish.
    • Right Effort — Preventing harmful states from arising, abandoning arisen harmful states, promoting the arising of beneficial states, and preserving arisen beneficial states
    • Right Mindfulness — Cultivating careful attention with respect to 1. the body, 2. the feelings, 3. the moods or mental climate, 4. phenomena
    • Right Concentration — The development of jhana
    It should be noted that these are not individual steps, but co-dependent factors.

    Precepts
    • Preserve life; do not kill.
    • Use what you have; do not take what is not given.
    • Contain your sexual drive; do not screw around inappropriately.
    • Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like.
    • Contaminating your body with intoxicants leads to carelessness and clinging, and is to be avoided.
    Practitioners can also observe the eight precepts which would also include:
    • Don’t eat after noon
    • Don’t sing, dance or listen to music, don’t watch television, don’t watch entertainment
    • Don’t wear perfumes, makeups or garlands; don’t beautify the body

    Karma
    Through karma, one’s actions are believed to have positive or negative consequences during one’s life, or even to determine one’s nature when reincarnated. Strictly speaking, karma is simply the concept that actions have consequences.
    Simplified, abstracted or dumbed-down versions of karmic philosophy have been adopted in many western New Age belief systems ever since the hippie era, and also widely used in popular culture. The westernized conception of karma boils down to the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. In most traditional Indian and Indian-derived religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and especially Jainism) all karma is considered ultimately unhelpful, and the goal of the serious practitioner is to refrain from incurring any kind of karma, even “good” karma.

    Judaism
    You are not practicing Judaism if you celebrate Christmas.
    Due to their overwhelming refusal over the centuries to convert to either of the other two Abrahamic faiths — Christianity or Islam — and their traditionally strong cultural coherence, Jews control the world via the UN and banks are frequently made the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and libels, as well as pogroms and genocides (by far the most notable being the Holocaust of World War II)
    Followers of Judaism and ethnic Jews have been subject to different forms of antisemitism. Many conspiracy theories are inherently antisemitic. In modern times, the success of Zionism, a political movement that was successful in the establishment of the secular Jewish state of Israel in the region of Israel/Judea/Palestine/whatever you call it, adds to the mix of theories.
    In addition to these differences in religious text, there are several major theological differences between Christianity and Judaism. Judaism, unlike Christianity, focuses more on this life than the afterlife, which is hardly mentioned in their scriptures and highly debatable.[1]For Jews, behavior is also more important than faith.[2] Satan never rebelled against YHWH but was created for the purpose of tempting people — usually Satan is more a symbol than an actual being. Most Jews do not believe in Satan at all, nor do they believe in Hell.[3]It would be blasphemous and a violation of monotheism to regard him as a rival to YHWH, as Satan is in some forms of Christianity. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin
    Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of twelve (technically thirteen, one of the tribes was in fact a combination of two tribes that held common descent) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as “Habiru” in the ancient Middle East.
    Jewish” is a relatively modern term applied to the descendants of the Israelites or Hebrews, specifically those whose ancestry primarily traces to Judah, occupying the central regions of the areas now known as the state of Israel and the West Bank;

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Judaism
    Sikhism
    Is a religion founded in India around 1500 CE. It ranks fifth in terms of worldwide membership (about 26 million). Contrary to popular belief, Sikhs are not Muslims. Sikhs look distinctive because they are forbidden to cut their hair unless absolutely necessary (such as for medical reasons), instead keeping it wrapped up in turbans
    While Christianity has seven deadly sins, Sikhs only have to worry about five: lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment, and pride. Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell (although they do believe in a form of reincarnation[2]), but do hold that paradise can be found on earth by doing good deeds and helping others.
    Sikhism includes among its articles of faith the requirement that baptized Sikhs carry a weapon at all times. This usually takes the form of a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan (which may or may not actually be usable as a weapon), though some have been known to wear swords or other weapons. This is considered important enough that in India as well as in several European countries Sikhs’ knives are often exempted under certain circumstances from laws against the public carrying of weapons.
    Sikhs do not practice circumcision, making Sikhism one of the few religions in which the body is considered sacred, and actually consistent on the matter. Sikh holy scripture does not specifically mention homosexuality, and opinion on it varies, with younger generations being more accepting.
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sikhism#cite_note-1

    The six major religions around the world are the basics for all beliefs we see today. After reviewing the fundamental core values of each religion, there are five that are similar and the sixth which is Christianity stands alone with laws which are clear and can’t be misunderstood in their meaning. The vague natural of the five religions would be easily misunderstood as well as leave one confused.
    This is a subject that has depth in understanding the full effect of our lives here as well as where our souls will spend eternity.
    I will not through caution to the wind and hope for the best, this behaviour for me is unacceptable. I will follow my Father’s Will in heaven, through His Son Yahuesh (Jesus Christ), we cannot enter the presence of our Father in heaven except through believing Yahuesh dying for our sins, as well as the only to our Father is through Yahuesh.
    Will you through caution to the wind?
    Is it worth the risk?
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/One_world_religion
    IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD The choice of religions to follow Weather we are religious or not, this affects all humans in one way or another. We are led to believe that we have a choice to believe whatever we so desire, however the choice not to join the One world Religion will leave us to be persecuted or even worse put to death. Rational Wiki says, the one world religion refers to the idea of the establishment of a single global religion, formed by a merger of all existing religions. Those with a basic grasp of global politics view the establishment of one world religion as extremely unlikely. They see the religions of the world as too fundamentally different for a peaceful union between them to ever be attainable, and doubt that there would ever exist any government with sufficient power to forcibly unite all the world’s major religions into one. The dreams of the One World religion’s symbol looks like this: Religion is the set of beliefs and practices that groups develop around various mythologies and superstitions. The strongest force in history that has stood against rational thought, science and intellectual development has been religion. Today the war on science and the religious right’s takeover of the political systems in the United States are merely symptoms of a historical battle between these forces of superstition and empirical reality. Understanding the source of religious belief, what they teach, how they are inserting their ideas into the public discourse, and how to argue against them are all fundamental elements to developing a coherent rational system of governance and ensuring that science will be able to continue to advance the knowledge of humankind for many future generations. Even though this writer sees religion in this way, l as many Christians do not agree with this writers ideology to explain religion. The religious beliefs are so different from one another and it would be hard to place belief on all aspects, even though some may not agree with all of the teachings of a religion. There are 6 major religions and they are as different in spiritual beliefs as the amount there is. Fundamentalist Christianity Is an almost uniquely American version of Christianity, so says rational-wiki. Rational-wiki can believe what ever they choose, the fact that the beliefs of true Christians go back to the beginning with the laws of our Father passed down for us to follow. There is no room for debate with the laws of God, either you abide by them or reject them each one of us have that choice. Being a true Christian who abides by the word of our Father, there is no believing what suits us and ignoring what we find distasteful is not in line with a true Christian. The Holy Bible as well as the words of our Father are there for us to live a morally acceptable life, it is clear that there are no gray areas it is all in black and white very simple we either believe and follow His word or we choose our own path. It is accepted that there is only two ways to live our lives, do the right thing or the wrong thing. It comes down to choosing to do good or not, however society doesn’t see the laws of God as being relevant in our lives. \but they have no problem pushing their agenda of greed, lust, child abuse sexual, as well as other self satisfaction for worldly wealth. The following is man voicing their opinion about Christianity. RationalWiki, on the whole, takes a very poor view of fundamentalists because they tend to push an Christianity that is incompatible with science and the nature of debate, and it is also rather sexist, racist, and homophobic, and otherwise intolerant of other beliefs, including and especially atheism. Christian Fundamentalism as a sect is generally accepted as an early 20th century phenomenon, but it didn’t get the attention it deserved until the 1980’s with the election of Ronald Reagan who highlighted his religious views within his position as elected official. This emboldened the fundamentalists to come out of the woodwork, trying to pass laws to counter the humanist acceptance of such things as abortion rights and homosexual rights. In the beginning of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election virtually every Republican candidate for president was a Christian fundamentalist. • • From that, a literal creation, a literal flood, and a young Earth; • A desire to discredit biology, evolution, geography, physics, paleoanthropology and other natural sciences that irrefutably disprove a young Earth, a “created” Earth, and, most of all, God’s plan; • A sense that morality is very “Black and White”; • Abortion is wrong; • Homosexuality is wrong; • Atheists are more evil than child rapists, murderers, dictators etc., who can easily be forgiven of their sins as long as they believe the Bible; • Anyone who does not wholeheartedly believe in their interpretation of Christ will be tortured forever in Hell. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Christianity Islam If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed. There is no central religious authority in Islam; numerically the two major sects are Shia and Sunni, but many other forms practiced worldwide. Most Muslims follow the 5 basic tenets of their religion, known as the Five Pillars. They also obey particular dietary rules, known as halal, and other restrictions on behavior including modesty rules for women and restrictions on depicting God and often living creatures. More controversially, Muslims have a duty to spread their religion and a prominent concept is Jihad, a pious struggle which can take many forms, from war to intellectual, social, and economic efforts Treatment of non-Muslims Historically, all the first four Islamic states under the “Righteously guided Caliphs” required that Jews and Christians pay the jizya, a tax levied exclusively against non-Muslims which was of a higher amount than zakat.[35][36] Qur’an 9:29[37] is cited as the justification of this: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture — [fight] until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled.” The free practice of religion in Muslim countries is a source of controversy. The Qur’an guarantees the free practice of religion for Jews and Christians (although adherents to these religions are expected to pay tribute and to acknowledge Muslim rule if in certain Islamic states). Regardless the reality is sometimes quite the opposite. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, other religions are banned from open practice and apostasy can be a capital offense. As Sahih Muslim Hadith 4366 says, “Narrated by Umar ibn al-KhattabUmar heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims.” Other states, such as Iran, nominally allow other religions to exist, though those religions (including the Ba’hai and Zoroastrian faiths) are typically persecuted. Some states including Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan have significant non-Muslim minorities which are treated with varying degrees of persecution, though the rise of fundamentalism in these countries has led to an increase in outbreaks of violence. Anti free speech Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (ﷺ) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (ﷺ) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. […] He sat before the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: Messenger of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (ﷺ) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood. Antifeminism Islam is decidedly antifeminist, against all attempts to argue that it “supports” women.[39] Qur’an 4:34 states “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance — [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.” Comments on non-Muslims The Qur’an states that those who, after receiving the message of Qur’an, do not convert, are dumb, deaf and blind. The Qur’an’s term for non-Muslims (especially atheists, Christians, and/or Jews) is “Kuffar”, which literally means “Denier of truth”. The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Qur’an; they are described in the Qur’an as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Qur’an describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world. Homophobia Homosexuals are severely punished in Islamic states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia (except that Iran doesn’t have any). Punishments can include flogging, beatings, mutilation of the genitals, and in some cases, execution. Gays being thrown off roofs and then stoned (not in the good way) has been the common punishment in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq. It is clear that this religion is a violent one with no remorse for forgiveness for mistakes, the lack of tolerance for Christianity is not acceptable for us. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Islam Hinduism Hinduism, like many Eastern spiritual schools of thought, does not fit into the Western concept of religion. Hinduism is not characterized by rigid beliefs in the same way that Christianity and Islam are, although it does have its own peculiar share of them. In fact, Hinduism does “not have a unified belief encoded in the declaration of faith or a creed”, except for a firm belief in the caste system Hinduism as a concept came into existence in the 19th century. According to Pankaj Mishra, a contributor to the New York Review of Books, “the British invented the holdall category in the early nineteenth century, and made India seem the home of a ‘world religion’ as organised and theologically coherent as Christianity and Islam”. However, as mentioned in the first paragraph, Eastern religions were not categorized according to rigid definitions the way Western/Mid-east religions are. The word “Hindu” was derived from the Sanskritword “Sindhu”, and was first used by the Persians to refer to people living beyond the Indus River, regardless of spiritual beliefs There are atheistic and theistic schools of thought within Hinduism. The Rig Veda (10.129.7), the oldest sacred literary work, takes an agnostic view of creation by saying: Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen? Most Hindus believe in a soul, known by the Sanskrit word Atman. According to the non-dualistic school of Advaita Vedanta, the atman is ultimately indistinct from brahman, the universal soul or God. In contrast, the dualistic Dvaita and Bhakti schools state that atman is distinct from brahman. Brahman is a Supreme Being possessing a personality, worshiped in the forms of Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti. The Supreme Being is worshiped as the Trimurti, consisting of the Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer). These forms of the Supreme Being represent the phases of the universe: Creation, Preservation and Destruction. The thought of Hinduism being a religion is called into question, if we compare the beliefs of a creator as it is in other religions, they would not fit the meaning. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hinduism Buddhism Buddhism began and developed in India and grew out of Brahmanism , the same religious and cultural context as Hinduism, but differs from the latter on three central doctrinal points, which are the following: 1. Hinduism teaches that each individual has a personal soul, called Atman, while Buddhism denies that an unchanging eternal soul exists (anatman); 2. Hinduism teaches that there is a Supreme Being (Ishvara) which is the ultimate reality and Creator of the universe at the same time (worshiped through a huge amount of deities that form the Hindu pantheon), while the Buddha denies a Creator,[4] and goes as far as to “mock” some of the Hindu gods.[5] Buddhism dissuades followers from worshiping any deities; individuals must find salvation from suffering by themselves, following the Buddha’s teaching. Therefore, Buddhism is an atheistic religion; 3. Hinduism relies on the Vedas as Sacred scriptures and supreme authority on everything, while Buddhism denies the reliability and authority of the Vedas, suggesting instead that people must put their trust in their own judgement, relying only on rationality and common sense; furthermore, Gautama himself encourages those who are doubtful about his teachings to put them into practice and verify if they don’t work or if he’s lying. The Eightfold Path can be summed up as follows: • Right View — There are many ways to understand this; the most common is “perceive and know the Four Noble Truths” • Right Intention — The intention of renunciation, harmlessness, and non ill-will • Right Speech — Abstention from lies, harsh speech, malicious speech, and idle speech • Right Action — Abstention from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct • Right Livelihood — Earning a livelihood legitimately, by not breaking the law or hurting others or being selfish. • Right Effort — Preventing harmful states from arising, abandoning arisen harmful states, promoting the arising of beneficial states, and preserving arisen beneficial states • Right Mindfulness — Cultivating careful attention with respect to 1. the body, 2. the feelings, 3. the moods or mental climate, 4. phenomena • Right Concentration — The development of jhana It should be noted that these are not individual steps, but co-dependent factors. Precepts • Preserve life; do not kill. • Use what you have; do not take what is not given. • Contain your sexual drive; do not screw around inappropriately. • Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like. • Contaminating your body with intoxicants leads to carelessness and clinging, and is to be avoided. Practitioners can also observe the eight precepts which would also include: • Don’t eat after noon • Don’t sing, dance or listen to music, don’t watch television, don’t watch entertainment • Don’t wear perfumes, makeups or garlands; don’t beautify the body Karma Through karma, one’s actions are believed to have positive or negative consequences during one’s life, or even to determine one’s nature when reincarnated. Strictly speaking, karma is simply the concept that actions have consequences. Simplified, abstracted or dumbed-down versions of karmic philosophy have been adopted in many western New Age belief systems ever since the hippie era, and also widely used in popular culture. The westernized conception of karma boils down to the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. In most traditional Indian and Indian-derived religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and especially Jainism) all karma is considered ultimately unhelpful, and the goal of the serious practitioner is to refrain from incurring any kind of karma, even “good” karma. Judaism You are not practicing Judaism if you celebrate Christmas. Due to their overwhelming refusal over the centuries to convert to either of the other two Abrahamic faiths — Christianity or Islam — and their traditionally strong cultural coherence, Jews control the world via the UN and banks are frequently made the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and libels, as well as pogroms and genocides (by far the most notable being the Holocaust of World War II) Followers of Judaism and ethnic Jews have been subject to different forms of antisemitism. Many conspiracy theories are inherently antisemitic. In modern times, the success of Zionism, a political movement that was successful in the establishment of the secular Jewish state of Israel in the region of Israel/Judea/Palestine/whatever you call it, adds to the mix of theories. In addition to these differences in religious text, there are several major theological differences between Christianity and Judaism. Judaism, unlike Christianity, focuses more on this life than the afterlife, which is hardly mentioned in their scriptures and highly debatable.[1]For Jews, behavior is also more important than faith.[2] Satan never rebelled against YHWH but was created for the purpose of tempting people — usually Satan is more a symbol than an actual being. Most Jews do not believe in Satan at all, nor do they believe in Hell.[3]It would be blasphemous and a violation of monotheism to regard him as a rival to YHWH, as Satan is in some forms of Christianity. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of twelve (technically thirteen, one of the tribes was in fact a combination of two tribes that held common descent) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as “Habiru” in the ancient Middle East. Jewish” is a relatively modern term applied to the descendants of the Israelites or Hebrews, specifically those whose ancestry primarily traces to Judah, occupying the central regions of the areas now known as the state of Israel and the West Bank; https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Judaism Sikhism Is a religion founded in India around 1500 CE. It ranks fifth in terms of worldwide membership (about 26 million). Contrary to popular belief, Sikhs are not Muslims. Sikhs look distinctive because they are forbidden to cut their hair unless absolutely necessary (such as for medical reasons), instead keeping it wrapped up in turbans While Christianity has seven deadly sins, Sikhs only have to worry about five: lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment, and pride. Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell (although they do believe in a form of reincarnation[2]), but do hold that paradise can be found on earth by doing good deeds and helping others. Sikhism includes among its articles of faith the requirement that baptized Sikhs carry a weapon at all times. This usually takes the form of a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan (which may or may not actually be usable as a weapon), though some have been known to wear swords or other weapons. This is considered important enough that in India as well as in several European countries Sikhs’ knives are often exempted under certain circumstances from laws against the public carrying of weapons. Sikhs do not practice circumcision, making Sikhism one of the few religions in which the body is considered sacred, and actually consistent on the matter. Sikh holy scripture does not specifically mention homosexuality, and opinion on it varies, with younger generations being more accepting. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sikhism#cite_note-1 The six major religions around the world are the basics for all beliefs we see today. After reviewing the fundamental core values of each religion, there are five that are similar and the sixth which is Christianity stands alone with laws which are clear and can’t be misunderstood in their meaning. The vague natural of the five religions would be easily misunderstood as well as leave one confused. This is a subject that has depth in understanding the full effect of our lives here as well as where our souls will spend eternity. I will not through caution to the wind and hope for the best, this behaviour for me is unacceptable. I will follow my Father’s Will in heaven, through His Son Yahuesh (Jesus Christ), we cannot enter the presence of our Father in heaven except through believing Yahuesh dying for our sins, as well as the only to our Father is through Yahuesh. Will you through caution to the wind? Is it worth the risk? https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/One_world_religion
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