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Forum: Religious Studies   03-26-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 129
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Posted By ThomasL
Technically the answer would be no. I was raised...

Technically the answer would be no. I was raised Christian myself but have since come to the conclusion that Jesus is no more or less the son of God than all the rest of God's children. In spirit we...
Forum: Spirituality   03-24-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,366
Posted By ThomasL
Don't even worry about fitting in. Ultimately...

Don't even worry about fitting in. Ultimately the journey to God is an idividual path rather than a social one. The best thing I believe in your case is to do all your praying or meditating in a...
Forum: Spirituality   03-24-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By ThomasL
I have long ago came to the concept that God is...

I have long ago came to the concept that God is neither a he or she and that gender is only related to the physical reality where everything has opposites. I also believe that God never harmed...
Forum: Religious Studies   03-24-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By ThomasL
I believe the circumcision laws are manmade and...

I believe the circumcision laws are manmade and have nothing to do with creator. To answer the question the procedure would never happen in my family if I were to have a son no matter what the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-23-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By ThomasL
Unfortunately Sarah's personal opinions clouded...

Unfortunately Sarah's personal opinions clouded the facts. We don't live in a anti-foreskin world being most men are intact and here in America more boys are being left intact. I wonder how she...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By ThomasL
It sounds like to me she is just on an ego trip...

It sounds like to me she is just on an ego trip and has this I think I know it all attitude. I would just tell her that your son's penis is not up for discussion and according the American Medical...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 34,582
Posted By ThomasL
What does TWWS stand for?

What does TWWS stand for?
Forum: Religious Studies   06-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,470
Posted By ThomasL
I have a sort of universal belief about God and...

I have a sort of universal belief about God and I don't believe God ever endorsed or commited acts of violence against people. I am a near death experience researcher and people who have gone to the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-23-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By ThomasL
I would have asked this lady what she meant by...

I would have asked this lady what she meant by catching up and informed her that there are many boys walking around today that are natural and this torture of the baby is unethical especially if...
Forum: Religious Studies   01-05-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,680
Posted By ThomasL
The main culprit in your case is not your...

The main culprit in your case is not your questioning of your religion but rather fear and fear itself is the only thing to be afraid of because it can trap and enslave you. God does not care about...
Forum: Spirituality   12-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By ThomasL
Maybe what I say will help restore your faith....

Maybe what I say will help restore your faith. There is evidence of the afterlife and the existence based upon the millions of near death experiences that have been reported. Please check out this...
Forum: Spirituality   12-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,798
Posted By ThomasL
Here is what I believe. The bible was written by...

Here is what I believe. The bible was written by men which in my opinion does not make it the absolute word. I believe Jesus was a great teacher but I do not consider him different than anyone in...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,546
Posted By ThomasL
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Quote:Originally Posted by Shami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1275493/the-bible-on-circumcision/20#post_16064377)...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-21-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,546
Posted By ThomasL
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Quote:Originally Posted by Bluegoat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-21-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,546
Posted By ThomasL
Here is my take. I don't believe God ever...

Here is my take. I don't believe God ever commanded circumcision or any other thing associated with sacrifice. If God wanted circumcision boys would have been born that way. If there was any kind of...
Forum: Spirituality   08-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By ThomasL
The reincarnation topic is very complex. We all...

The reincarnation topic is very complex. We all would love to believe that souls choose positive loving families before they all born into this world but over there all the soul really desires is to...
Forum: Religious Studies   08-03-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By ThomasL
I don't believe there are devils or demons. We...

I don't believe there are devils or demons. We live in a reality in which there are negative and positives which is the true reality of our earthly existance. It is all for the purpose of having...
Forum: Religious Studies   08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By ThomasL
I take on a more spiritual level rather than...

I take on a more spiritual level rather than religious and I believe religions are mainly manmade concepts about God and they all have rules that have to be followed but based upon my own beliefs...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-27-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By ThomasL
My belief is it not necessarly that we have...

My belief is it not necessarly that we have souls but rather we are soul and have been alive forever and will always. We simply change forms or rather bodies from life to life but our soul selves...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-13-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,030
Posted By ThomasL
In reading up on cases of reincarnation...

In reading up on cases of reincarnation especially the ones from Carol Bowman's Returning From Heaven it seems that if a soul intended to born to a certain mother it will wait until the conditions...
Forum: Religious Studies   02-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By ThomasL
I am a near death experience unofficial...

I am a near death experience unofficial researcher and have both heard cases of near death experiences as well as read many experiences. In a near death experience a person almost dies whether as a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-19-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By ThomasL
I would complain to the nurse manager about that...

I would complain to the nurse manager about that incident but you would need to know the name of the nurse who made those comments. They are not there to be judge and jury. Their job is to provide...
Forum: Spirituality   11-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By ThomasL
My belief is we are here because we chose to be....

My belief is we are here because we chose to be. Before we came here we lived in state of perfection and all knowingness but on the otherside it would be impossible to know by experience as it is a...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-12-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,279
Posted By ThomasL
Quote: Originally Posted by genifer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by genifer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14513097)
Im beginning to understand how christians...
Forum: Religious Studies   10-11-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,279
Posted By ThomasL
Here it what I think. There is a much deeper...

Here it what I think. There is a much deeper meaning to things beyond what is written. If Jesus did actually say he was the only way it is my opinion he was not talking about himself as the man...
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