Black Spirituality Religion : the player or the game?

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    most religions advocate love, peace and tolerance.

    why is there so much hate?

    if a large number of the practitioners of any belief exhibit negative behavior even when that behavior is proscribed by that religion is the religion itself to blame?
    how can there be war between one religion who advocates peace and another religion that advocates peace? should be impossible.

    at what point is the spiritual system to be held accountable for the actions of it's practitioners?

    why is there so much hate?
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Most spiritual systems or religions are based in half-truth; they either provide only a small portion of the full range of information needed to TRULY liberate their practitioners or are set up to blatantly deceive and oppress them. The proof (truth) is in the pudding; where there is injustice, there is no love and peace. Honestly, unless those religions set themselves up and in and of themselves force practitioners into them, how can they be to blame? You have to look at the forces behind them and those who tolerate them. It's the "player" all the way.




     
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    Given you did mention the word "practitioners" herein is the key to the question.

    Oftentimes, "practitioners" do not practice what they preach and to a large extent do not even preach what they claim to "believe".

    peace
     
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    No peaceful spiritual path should ever be held accountable for the evil and wrongs that humans do..


     
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    no responsibility?

    are you sure that you want to give the systems a pass?
    shouldn't the belief system have taught it's people better?

    there are far too many people who are in one system or another running around doing dirt.
    so much dirt that i need not even single out any one system.

    it seems that the religions can have it both ways.
     
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    yep....

    maybe that is the problem.......
     
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    No, you need not single out any one system.

    We are ALL of different spiritual paths here:

    Christian/Muslim/ATR/NGE/Hebrew Israelite, etc..

    But, if ANYONE who prescribes to ANY of these paths does or says something that is WRONG, if their spiritual path does not teach/advocate that behavior, then it is the INDIVIDUAL who carries the fault.

    Here on Destee, over the years, persons from virtually ALL of these spiritual paths have been CORRECTED on his or her behavior and/or speech to another.

    I HAVE. (Christian)

    YOU HAVE. (ATR)

    and other members from different spiritual paths.
     
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    ....So, I don't think it is right to blame the teachings/tenets of the AUSAR AUSET Society for anything YOU have said or done that was wrong.


    Likewise, it is not right to blame Christianity for my human errors.
     
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    peace

    Love, Peace and tolerance are are actually one and the same. Just varied degrees of each other and they have no place in religion.

    In reality, religions give and teach you quite the opposite which answers your other question -

     
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    if a child runs wild.......

    is it the parents fault? the teachers fault? the child's fault?
     
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