Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
m.g. scott said: Welcome to the 21st century. I assumed (my fault no doubt) that
we all were talking about the world today. Today there is no Christian nation
that I know of where I would fear being a who I am. My guess would
be you aren't a muslim in America than, right.
After reading the comments to this post, I am convinced that not one person
actually read Mr. Prager's complete article, since none of this discussion
has a nexus to the main points of his article.
@marxist: I agree with you whole heartedly. The Light of Christ illuminates
the minds of everyone that has lived or will ever live. It is perceived as a
conscience. If we heed it, we will live according to the highest mores of our
society, whether that society believes in human sacrifice or that all men are
Happy Valley Heretic: It would appear that Muslims living in this country find
it an appealing place, based upon immigration patterns and the growth of the
Muslim population. According to the President of the United States, these
United States are not a "Christian" country.
@gmlewis – “The Light of Christ illuminates the minds of everyone
that has lived or will ever live. It is perceived as a conscience. If we heed
it, we will live according to the highest mores of our society…”And if we don’t get too hang up on names and any one religion
having a monopoly on access to it, most people would probably agree with you.
In other words, if Light of Christ is synonymous with The Light, The
Void, Brahman, The Source, The Ground (of our being), The Way, The Tao, our
Buddha Nature, and a whole host of other names trying to articulate the Reality
at our core and behind all appearance and the unseen order of the universe, then
all but the most base materialists would agree with you.
One of my favorite quotes (I don't recall who initially said it)...
"Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion
is doing what you are told regardless of what is right."God
exists but its a crying shame that Organized Religion (a man made invention like
the light bulb) does.
From the book The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal; **Whatever the role of religious moral imperatives, he sees it as a
“Johnny-come-lately” role that emerged only as an addition to our
natural instincts for cooperation and empathy.**
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