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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:45 PM
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218. That your faith is very strong does not necessarily mean what you believe is right or true
I do believe it is absolute truth because the Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith. And my faith is very strong.

I am sure that many a devout Muslim also has a very strong faith, and believes that the Koran is absolute truth because it is the direct revelation from Allah and the foundation for the faith of Islam.

And I am pretty certain that you and the devout Muslim cannot both be right. And I would say that God is an absolute and arbitrary tyrant if He/She specifically rewards those who have made the correct guess as to which is the correct revelation from God (and punishes those who have made a wrong guess). And this guess as to which is the correct revelation from God (i.e. the Bible, or the Koran, or something else, or nothing) seems to be very heavily influenced by where a person is born and how a person is raised and brought up.

And a person living in Germany in the 1930's might have a very strong faith that Hitler is doing great things for Germany, for instance in putting people back to work, and in making Germany a militarily strong nation again, and might come to regard Hitler as being the absolute Fhrer for Germany, and believe that whatever he says should be taken as absolute truth.

And a loyal Communist living in the old Soviet bloc might have a very strong faith in the promises of Communism and in the principles of Marx and Lenin as being the solution to the injustice and misery in the world, and might believe that whatever is said by the Communist Party elite in Moscow is absolute truth, and that any kind of present injustice or misery is right and necessary if it advances the cause of spreading Communism.
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