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Heaven and Hell

Started Dec 11, 2011 0 Replies

As someone who grew up Jewish, I am pretty knowledgable when it comes to Old Testament... so I know when people mention the ideas of heaven and hell that there is no such notion to be found anywhere…Continue

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Avi Katz replied to Dan's discussion 'Are there any religions that allow for the beliefs/truth of other religions?'
"Islam also considers Moses and Jesus to be prophets, but if you don't accept that Muhammad's teachings supercede the old models you're an Unbeliever."
Feb 23, 2012
Avi Katz replied to Dan's discussion 'Are there any religions that allow for the beliefs/truth of other religions?'
"Check out the Bahai religion, whose main tenet is that all religions are legitimate ways to approach God. Not sure how friendly they are to  the notion that God is a fantasy altogether, but still, it's better than the other, 'you will…"
Feb 22, 2012
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Stanhope on Jews - Religion - Astrology and Apes

"Interesting point Dogly but: "Data from a national survey conducted from 1999 to 2002 found that the overall prevalence of male circumcision in the United States was 79%.[20] 91% of men born in the 1970s, and 83% of boys born in the 1980s were…"
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Stanhope on Jews - Religion - Astrology and Apes

"The usual response when people make bad, dumb Jew-hate jokes is to call them 'antisemites'-- I think Stanhope is just a non-denominational, equal- opportunity ignorant asshole. But an interesting Jew item: It's well-known that here in…"
Jan 29, 2012
Avi Katz posted a discussion

Heaven and Hell

As someone who grew up Jewish, I am pretty knowledgable when it comes to Old Testament... so I know when people mention the ideas of heaven and hell that there is no such notion to be found anywhere in the O.T. I always assumed it was a New Testament idea, but I've been searching in vain. Isn't it odd that the "Word of God" which is supposed to contain the answers to all questions, neglects to mention the bottom line of existence-- eternal reward or eternal torture. Am I missing something? Is…See More
Dec 11, 2011
Monica McGee (Monicks) left a comment for Avi Katz
"Welcome to Think Atheist, Avi! It is great to have you here. Message me, or tweet me (@Monicks), or contact any of the Moderators with any suggestions or questions. Make sure to search the Groups to find members interested in the same topics as…"
Nov 17, 2011
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"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Avi!"
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"Hey now... "less literate"? We are talking about the paper-driven Roman Empire which took over the Hellenistic society which invented history in the modern sense and filled the Library of Alexandria; and specifically Judea at the time of…"
Nov 17, 2011
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I am an Israeli cartoonist and illustrator
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I am fascinated by religion, mythology and the Bible in particular ( I did the art for "The JPS Illustrated Children's Bible") but I don't believe Zeus, Krishna or the Tooth Fairy are real either
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Judaism
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There's a lot of attraction to religion, but the idea of 'God' never seemed very convincing, for all the above reasons
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At 3:18pm on November 17, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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