Common Ground

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    What does a Fundamentalist Christian, a Catholic, a Mormon, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, an atheist, an agnostic all have in common?

    All are human beings. All want to be happy and avoid suffering. We all breathe the same air.

    I thought it might be refreshing to talk about what we all share in common, rather than our differences.

    Your thoughts? Let's talk about common ground.
     
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    you pretty much covered it... :lol:
     
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    true, but, my god is still better than your god.
     
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    How many posts in this thread before you revert to bashing Christians?
     
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    I know not of Sky "bashing" Christianity, the behavior of some professed Christians is fair game. Hitler*, Mussolini, and the Popes of the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries that directed the Crusades were all "Christian". Obama has spoken out about the current slaughter of Christians in Nigeria; he is of course derided by the extreme right for mentioning this.

    *Hitler abandoned the pretense of Christianity soon after he became dictator of Germany however.
     
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    See how you impress any of the aforementioned by calling them common ;)
     
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    On the surface, yeah it's a happy touchy-feely thang.

    But when you get down to it, just the mere concept of God has resulted in the deaths of countless scores.
     
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    None.
     
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    I thought of one more thing we humans have in common. We are all able to reflect on the fact of our impermanence. We know we will die someday.
     
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    I just wish the fundamentalists would allow those who don't follow to do so in peace. I mean remember the crusades? Or how about modern day strict sharia muslims calling for the death of all non-followers?

    That stuff is bad.


    They all believe in God, well their versions of God, so I guess they share that
     

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