carlos Striker

Why people are harping so much about borrowed religion?

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Toni Pauze Profile
Toni Pauze answered

I’ve not heard these people. Who are you talking about? What is borrowed religion?

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Just a wild "stab in the dark here" . . . Do you mean "Borrowed religion" as in a religion being just a plagiarized copy of another older religion?

I can't think of another use for that phrase . . .

Ray  Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

It is interesting how religions develop. The Judeo-Christian religions almost  certainly grew from the sun god (Yes, there are more sorts of sun-worshippers than those on the beach). Likewise Islam is probably an extension of moon worship. Both religions have been shaped and reshaped over time, along the way, and are still evolving, as new (and human) interpretations of "gods word" are put forward. As a frequent visitor to India, I was always fascinated by the way the same "faith" was interpreted differently in different places, sometimes changing with a 10 mile bus ride. Hinduism has many forms.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
---Hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachings.

You could probably find a different form of Hinduism within the bus itself even if it never went anywhere.
Ray  Dart
Ray Dart commented
carlos Striker
carlos Striker commented
Difference between seeker and a believer?
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

If you search "borrowed religions," here a few results you get under "searches related":

---Christianity stolen from other religions

---list of things Christianity stole from paganism

---ancient Egyptian religion influence on Christianity

---Christianity borrowed from other religions

The general thrust seems to be that Christianity is no more than a compilation of mankind's attempt to understand things that can't be explained easily along with some rules to structure (in some sense) "moral" behavior.

Of course, anyone who is a good parent knows that you have a final goal in raising any child---to help him to become a fully functioning adult. 

And that requires a plan implemented over the life of the child as he grows.

Which in turn involves rules and procedures to the child appropriate to his ability to understand and accept various "rules" of living.

If I were God (and there are philosophical principles that argue conclusively that I am not), if my creation rebelled against me by improperly exercising its free will and I intended to reestablish a new  relationship with them through Christ, I would have given them a number of ideas which would prepare creation by sending them numerous hints of things that I would eventually bring together in the Church I would establish.

In other words, while I established a chosen people, I was already making it easy for the gentiles to accept me by allowing other experience of the "good" with them.

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carlos Striker
carlos Striker commented
All religion stems out of personal convenice and enforced out of fear. All our learning is purely out of fear.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Carlos Striker, you are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.

My learning is motivated by the fact that truth exists and is the proper object of study---neither convenience nor fear play any part in my search for truth.

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