Good Heart

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    I think all spiritual paths and religion are designed to develop "Good Heart". I think when we discuss Christianity or Buddhism or Islam it would be so wonderful to start here with this premise.

    What do you think? How does your religion teach you to have a 'good heart'?
     
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    All religions?

    How does good heart work into jihad?
     
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    As I understand it, jihad is supposed to be an inner experience. Kind of a spiritual battle inside.

    I hope this thread doesn't turn into another Muslim bash. My intention is to show good heart in all people, be they atheist, pagan, Christian, Muslim or Buddhist.
     
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    "Good" by what standard?
     
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    Well, I think we may all define 'good' differently. When I use the term, 'good heart', I am thinking of kindness, generosity, patience, wisdom, love and compassion. I am thinking of how we all strive to cultivate a good heart full of qualities like that.
     
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    The same way it works into Zionism and the genocide of the Ammonites, the Jesubites, the Moabites, and the Hittites in pursuit of a racially pure homeland promised by god.
     
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    Exactly my point. Religions are evil. :clap2:




    Good hearts have NOTHING to do with ANY religion. Having religion does not give you a good heart.
     
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    Good grief.
     
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    That may be true to a large extent with the groups you mentioned. That doesn't mean that some Muslims don't find 'good heart' in their practice of Islam.
     
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    All religions are evil? How so? How is Buddhism evil? Show me the Buddhist teaching that is evil.
     

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