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    Quote[/b] ]Jesus did indeed exist (check out a history book for that time frame), however only Christianity believes him to be God. According to the nation of Islam he is considered a prophet in the Koran as was Mohammad and Moses
    I wonder why Christianity doesn't acknowledge much about Mohammad?

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    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ Mar. 21 2005,8:41)]
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    Quote[/b] ]Jesus did indeed exist (check out a history book for that time frame), however only Christianity believes him to be God. According to the nation of Islam he is considered a prophet in the Koran as was Mohammad and Moses
    I wonder why Christianity doesn't acknowledge much about Mohammad?
    We don't acknowledge Mohammad for the same reason other countries don't acknowledge Bush(random example) as their president. Mohammad just isn't reckognized in the Christian faith.
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    Mohammad lived a few hundred years after Christ. Even if he would have existed earlier, he probably wouldn't have been in the Bible, because his teachings are not God-breathed.
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    I am a philosophical naturalist. Not only do I believe in the methodological naturalism of science (nature is the only objective standard we have for science), but I also believe natural, rather than supernatural, explanations cover everything in the universe.

    Merely not having yet discovered the natural cause of a phenomenon, IMHO, is not rational justification for assuming that a supernatural cause exists. To arrive at a supernatural explanation, we would first have to consider and reject all possible natural causes, which would require complete and perfect knowledge of the universe.
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    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Mar. 21 2005,6:31)]I also believe that plants, animals, even the most humble protizoa has a soul or essence, however i don't think that the same set of "rules" applies to them. i'm still working on that part
    You may wish to google "animism". That is pretty much the belief you professed, IIRC, although I think animism extends to inanimate objects, as well.
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    Quote[/b] (Rubra @ Mar. 21 2005,7:40)]I don't know about everybody else here, but the meaning of life is very important to me. If I am here only because some mud mutated, and if after I die, I just turn back into mud, there is no reason to do anything different from the animals, no reason not just to follow my instincts.
    This is a common sentiment among theists, but atheists generally believe their life has plenty of purpose, and don't seem to have a problem with morality. Atheistic morality is typically founded on the Golden Rule, and atheists recognize immorality by the objective, demonstrable harm a behavior causes.
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    Quote[/b] (Rubra @ Mar. 22 2005,4:30)]Mohammad lived a few hundred years after Christ. Even if he would have existed earlier, he probably wouldn't have been in the Bible, because his teachings are not God-breathed.
    Mohammed (who was believed to be a prophet of god) lived about 600 years after christ. According to Muslims Mohammeds teachings were given to him by god and if you read the Koran you will find that both the old and new testament are included in a modified form. He is not included in the bible because first the bible was already written and complete and they would have had to add something 600 years into the religion, not and easy task. second there are fundimental differences between the practices of Isalm and Christianity that would make its incorrperation nearly impossible.
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    Quote[/b] (SarraceniaScott @ Mar. 22 2005,5:51)]
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    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Mar. 21 2005,6:31)]I also believe that plants, animals, even the most humble protizoa has a soul or essence, however i don't think that the same set of "rules" applies to them. i'm still working on that part
    You may wish to google "animism". That is pretty much the belief you professed, IIRC, although I think animism extends to inanimate objects, as well.
    animism is more complex than what you are making it out to be and also it has many differnt forms. saying that someone is describing animism is like say someone is talking about polytheisism. The description given was of a specific belief system and although it may fall under animistic beliefs,(which it really does not, as there is no description of worship or revering these spirts and attempting to manipiulate them in anyway) that does not mean you should genralize them out to it. Also inanimate objects do not have souls or spirits per say but can contain the souls or spirits of other organizism.
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