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Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
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Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?

Jesus Christ, The Son of God.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
Check my sig for people who led lives similar to Jesus. Horus of the Egyptians was #1 on the list.

Quote:Born of a virgin, Isis. Only begotten son of the God Osiris. Birth heralded by the star Sirius, the morning star. Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21). In reality, he had no birth date; he was not a human. Death threat during infancy: Herut tried to have Horus murdered. Handling the threat: The God That tells Horus’ mother “Come, thou goddess Isis, hide thyself with thy child.” An angel tells Jesus’ father to: “Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt.” Break in life history: No data between ages of 12 & 30. Age at baptism: 30. Subsequent fate of the baptiser: Beheaded. Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. Was crucifed, descended into Hell; resurrected after three days.

That's one of the two main reasons I feel I can't be a christian. If I'm going to worship Jesus, I might as well worship the other guys, but that would make Yahweh angry.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm)discipulus Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?

Jesus Christ, The Son of God.

Not true at all, many religions claim that they had sons of deities that were messiahs. A good example is krishna, he is also the son of a god and has better miracles around him then jesus ever did.

(February 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm)Chad32 Wrote: Check my sig for people who led lives similar to Jesus. Mithras of Hinduism is probably the best one, since that's a still active religion, though Horus was #1 on the list.

I know plenty of them. Dionysus is another close one
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?

Yes. I am not able to think of another religion which has stooped to glorifying an instrument of torture and execution. Only the deciples of the prince of peace could have sunken so low.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?

Christianity is strong on blabbing about one's "sins". In contrast Islam has a strong "don't snitch" rule. The thinking is that not blabbing about how sinful one is the less likely such behavior will become the norm. In Christianity the thinking is that everyone should know every small detail of one's life. Maybe that's why talk shows are so popular in Christian countries. People like to brag about the bad things they've done and then ask for forgiveness for having done them. It's a great way to become the center of attention.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm)discipulus Wrote: Jesus Christ, The Son of God.

Not true at all, many religions claim that they had sons of deities that were messiahs. A good example is krishna, he is also the son of a god and has better miracles around him then jesus ever did.

(February 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm)Chad32 Wrote: Check my sig for people who led lives similar to Jesus. Mithras of Hinduism is probably the best one, since that's a still active religion, though Horus was #1 on the list.

I know plenty of them. Dionysus is another close one

Christianity is the only religion that has Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ as its founder.

I think this is pretty self evident.
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm)Chuck Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: I was sitting here tonight trying to think up core feature of christianity (one accapted by all denominations, except maybe mormons) that are unique. Funny thing is there really aren't any except maybe the scape goating aspect. Does anyone know any more?

Yes. I am not able to think of another religion which has stooped to glorifying an instrument of torture and execution. Only the deciples of the prince of peace could have sunken so low.

http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/sy...risula.htm
Hindu's have one of those too

(February 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm)discipulus Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: Not true at all, many religions claim that they had sons of deities that were messiahs. A good example is krishna, he is also the son of a god and has better miracles around him then jesus ever did.


I know plenty of them. Dionysus is another close one

Christianity is the only religion that has Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ as its founder.

I think this is pretty self evident.
As but you see that is where you go wrong, do you even know what jesus christ means? I don't mean your interpretted bullshit I mean the actually meaning of the words. Jesus means "Helper of jehovah" and christ is a title meaning messiah. Now taking those title we find a nice number of religions that have that feature. The dionysus cult is a prime example here
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Reply
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RE: Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm)discipulus Wrote: Christianity is the only religion that has Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ as its founder.

I think this is pretty self evident.

Jesus didn't found Christianity; Paul did. Jesus was a practicing Jew who observed Jewish religious rituals. Paul created new religious rituals specific to the religion he started based upon the idea that Jesus was a zombie.
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Is there any core feature of christianity not found in other religions
(February 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm)discipulus Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote: Not true at all, many religions claim that they had sons of deities that were messiahs. A good example is krishna, he is also the son of a god and has better miracles around him then jesus ever did.


I know plenty of them. Dionysus is another close one

Christianity is the only religion that has Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ as its founder.

I think this is pretty self evident.

And Buddhism is the only religion that has Buddha as its founder, Taoism has Lao Tzu as its founder, and Sikhism has Nanak Dev as its founder.

What's your point? That it's self-evident to you that your beliefs are meaningful to you?

(February 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm)Lemonvariable72 Wrote:
(February 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm)discipulus Wrote: Jesus Christ, The Son of God.

Not true at all, many religions claim that they had sons of deities that were messiahs. A good example is krishna, he is also the son of a god and has better miracles around him then jesus ever did.

(February 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm)Chad32 Wrote: Check my sig for people who led lives similar to Jesus. Mithras of Hinduism is probably the best one, since that's a still active religion, though Horus was #1 on the list.

I know plenty of them. Dionysus is another close one

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Zarathustra is the major one, having a similar story and life events to Jesus, but 830 years earlier.
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