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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    22 Dec '16 04:34
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38398805
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    22 Dec '16 04:49
    Christians don't have a monopoly on giving to those less fortunate than themselves. Good on these guys!
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    22 Dec '16 14:41
    https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Religious-Americans-Give-More/153973

    In another site I read that Americans gave as much as 56 billion dollars in one year. The United States ranks 13th out of some 130 nations. From what I read atheists give the least.
  4. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    22 Dec '16 15:34
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Christians don't have a monopoly on giving to those less fortunate than themselves. Good on these guys!
    Kewpie,

    Here I thought the Roman Catholics had the monopoly on giving to those less fortunate... 😉

    -VR
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    22 Dec '16 16:01
    It's ok. We'll steal their wives and children in retaliation.
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    23 Dec '16 08:49
    Originally posted by Seitse
    It's ok. We'll steal their wives and children in retaliation.
    And force them to eat pork.
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    23 Dec '16 08:53
    Actually one of my best friends is Muslim and kind of celebrates Christmas.

    Maybe Christians should also follow Ramadan and lose some weight.
  8. SubscriberFMF
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    23 Dec '16 09:06
    BBC Radio 3 podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08584ly

    "The same figures of Jesus and Mary appear in the Quran, but these characters don't tell the same story."

    In a series exploring the enduring significance of the Nativity story, Professor of Islamic Studies, Mona Siddiqui reflects on what Jesus and Mary represent to Muslims beyond the Christian story of the incarnation.
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    25 Dec '16 14:35
    Originally posted by FMF
    BBC Radio 3 podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08584ly

    "The same figures of Jesus and Mary appear in the Quran, but these characters don't tell the same story."

    In a series exploring the enduring significance of the Nativity story, Professor of Islamic Studies, Mona Siddiqui reflects on what Jesus and Mary represent to Muslims beyond the Christian story of the incarnation.
    So which story is true?

    The Quran says that Jesus was a prophet, but denies His deity and resurrection.
  10. Mar-a-Lago
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    25 Dec '16 15:00
    The trinity of the Father Mother Son and virgin birth is a common one in religion.
    It goes back to Horus son of Isis and Osiris.
    Depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.
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    25 Dec '16 15:44
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    The trinity of the Father Mother Son and virgin birth is a common one in religion.
    It goes back to Horus son of Isis and Osiris.
    Depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.
    All the way down the "rabbit hole" if you please. 😉

    The matter of getting to the bottom of the rabbit hole isn't nearly as complicated as the historians, philosophers and theologians make it out to be.

    The first rule that governs the perception of reality, and truth, is the knowledge of God. There is only one God. God is at the bottom of the proverbial "rabbit hole", and only He can show one the way out again.

    Knowledge of God, is according to The Truth of God, as revealed by God. Man's knowledge be damned. Get what I'm saying?
  12. Standard memberapathist
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    25 Dec '16 17:25
    Originally posted by josephw
    https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Religious-Americans-Give-More/153973

    In another site I read that Americans gave as much as 56 billion dollars in one year. The United States ranks 13th out of some 130 nations. From what I read atheists give the least.
    Humans give to charity. Subtract the church coffers and the sane humans are as giving as anyone else. And we aren't trying to buy our way to Heaven!
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    25 Dec '16 18:56
    Originally posted by josephw
    https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Religious-Americans-Give-More/153973

    In another site I read that Americans gave as much as 56 billion dollars in one year. The United States ranks 13th out of some 130 nations. From what I read atheists give the least.
    You read wrong:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11979235/Muslims-and-Christians-less-generous-than-atheists-study-finds.html

    They found atheists give more than either sect.
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    25 Dec '16 19:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    You read wrong:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11979235/Muslims-and-Christians-less-generous-than-atheists-study-finds.html

    They found atheists give more than either sect.
    You should try reading your own link before you post it.

    According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Among Americans who claim a religious affiliation, the study said, 65 percent give to charity. Among those who do not identify a religious creed, 56 percent make charitable gifts."
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    25 Dec '16 19:24
    Originally posted by apathist
    Humans give to charity. Subtract the church coffers and the sane humans are as giving as anyone else. And we aren't trying to buy our way to Heaven!
    Is that so? Then why is the need for charity still so high if "sane humans are as giving as anyone else"?

    No "sane" person believes they can "buy their way to heaven".

    Your post is unsubstantiated and without merit.
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