Post Reply Religious Tolerance in Religion
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This is a thread to discuss tolerance of other religions in your religion and other religions. I'm a protestant Christian so I cite the bible:

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Micah 4:5 “All the nations may walk in the name of their gods…”

Reading that more in context he’s basically prophesying that there would be a time of peace and prosperity where religions co-exist without fighting or arguing.

Essentially Micah says, “They will worship their gods, we’ll worship ours.”

So, it’s not encouraging a melting pot of religion, but perhaps it is encouraging of a salad-bowel? You can read and judge for yourself.

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In the book of Luke (9:52-56) we find a group of people that refuse Jesus Christ. His disciples tell him toe punish the villagers but Jesus refuses. He simply turns and goes to another place where is welcomed. This story is retold in some of the other synoptic gospels.

No surprise, the book of Roman’s is also a good place for this kind of thing. Roman’s 14 is the particularly powerful one.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man whose faith is weak eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not.”

Basically being a Christian believer benefits us but that doesn’t make us better than anyone else. We’re still supposed to peacefully coincide without judging or bickering. It goes on to say:


“…Who are you to judge somebody else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls.”

Which obviously means that he’s measured by his own morality. To me, though some “conservative” Christians might argue, this is basically saying that God is going to judge us based on our attempt to serve goodness. So, a Muslim isn’t condemned for bowing to Allah. He’s rewarded because this person feels that doing so is a good thing.

1st Corinthians 10:26 “If and unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conciseness.”

On verse 32 of the same chapter I found two translations. I don’t currently know what the language boundary is or what caused this-but I may pursue and try to find out. The first translation was:

“…Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks, or church of God.”

The second was:

“Do not cause anyone to stumble whether they be Jew or Gentile.”
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Natism's stance is that everyone has their right to beleve in what ever they want to beleve in. we just wish for every one to beleve in something (dose not have to be Natism)
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