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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:49 pm +0000 

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In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Hello, all: I can indeed read more than one book at a time. But I don't like to read two books that cover the same subject matter at a time. Right now I have two books I am reading, not counting the Noble Qur'an. So, I think three is enough. I will g...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Back to the Qur'an
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:37 pm +0000 

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In the Name of God, most Gracious, most Merciful. Hello, all: Just to let everyone know, I am taking a break from TUB, and reading the Noble Qur'an. I shall still continue to check this thread, and write in it when I feel the urge, but I shall be delayed a bit in my reading of UB, because I want to ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:02 pm +0000 

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In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Iris: You are correct that al Fatiha (The Opening) is recited with every Muslim prayer. In fact, some Christians have designated it "The Muslim's Lord's Prayer". I do wonder where you get your text for the Lord's Prayer, which is unlike any...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to all
Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:42 pm +0000 

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In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Hello, all: First off, I would like to say that Shariah law does NOT impose the death penalty on women who don't dress in Hijab. They are usually ordered to dress appropriately, and if they don't have Hijab (in the case of a non-Muslim foreigner visi...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Reply to Sarah
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:50 pm +0000 

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In no way did I suggest that the failure to wear Hijab makes a woman look like a whore. There are tasteful ways of dressing in Western clothing. When I say a woman looks like a whore, I mean when women dress like Britney Spears. My own girlfriend, who is one of the People of the Book, dresses very w...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:22 pm +0000 

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Hello, all: Ray, let me be clear that the Qur'an does NOT in any way condone the honour killing of women, which does happen in some conservative Muslim societies, for example, if a woman is raped. That practice is associated with culture, NOT with Islam, although I have heard people try to justify i...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to Iris
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:28 pm +0000 

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Hello: I don't believe in the modern theories as to who wrote the Bible. I see no evidence that Genesis has four authors. The suggestion that it does is based on 19th Century liberal German scholarship. Beyond this, I still contest that the Qur'an is not distorted. I have explained in previous posts...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to Iris
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:26 pm +0000 

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Hello, Iris: I don't tolerate the New Testament in terms of using it for the basis of my discussions. Because I am trained in logic, I realise that it is not logical to use a book that is full of errors and distortions as a basis for my religious beliefs. Do I tolerate the New Testament in terms of ...

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 Post subject: Response to Iris
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:54 pm +0000 

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Hello, Iris: Mohammed (peace be upon him always) called Christians and Jews People of the Book because they did have a Scripture, unlike others. That in no way implies that he thought their Scripture was correct. It is true that Islam had to make an accomodation with Hinduism in India when India was...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to Ray
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 am +0000 

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Hello, Ray:

I am currently marked at Paper 39. I tend to read two papers a day. Hope that helps.

Abdullah

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response
Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:23 am +0000 

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Hello, all: Well, I have just read a whole list of posts that somehow did NOT get sent to my e-mail. I shall have to figure out the problem. As for starting my own thread, I don't see the point. I think we are doing just fine here, and the Admistrators seem to agree. I think that as long as we recog...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to Vann
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:59 pm +0000 

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Hello, Vann: I think you are probably right about reading the entire text of the papers, and getting most questions answered in that way. At the same time, a person's curiosity is innately raised by the questions that do come up as one reads, especially as one confronts one's own religious backgroun...

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 Post subject: Continuing the discussion
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:40 pm +0000 

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Hello all: Iris, I think that we can and should continue this discussion here. At the same time, I shall acknowledge Ray's point that when I do get to the end of the book, we shall be able to have more informed discussions. Nevertheless, I think we can profitably continue our discussions here, as it...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to RayOK
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:54 pm +0000 

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Hello, Ray: With respect, I disagree with you and Larry on the subject of having to read the entire UB before we discuss revelation and its significance. If we waited until we were done, this thread would be dead for at least the next two months. I think we can all profit from the discussions we hav...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Reflections on The Urantia Book

 Post subject: Response to Iris
Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:57 pm +0000 

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I don't think we necessarily need to end the discussion we have been having until I finish the Urantia Book. That is going to be awhile. I have enjoyed the discussion thoroughly, and would continue to enjoy it if we so choose. I think that Larry was just trying to get us back on track, a little bit,...
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