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Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am

Mankind’s pre-formed opinions are many times based on a lack of knowledge of past history, but are personal opinions.

The meaning of the word “religion” is “belief.” If one believes in nothing, that is their religion.

“Islam” also means “belief.” The word “Allah” existed long before the faith known as Islam. It was a word used for the Supreme Being. It has been used by Arab Christians in the Middle East and by Christians in Asia.

Yet many evangelical Christians and others have attacked people for the use of the word “Allah” instead of “God.” The word comes from the name of the tribe of Judah, so people must ask themselves what is the true meaning of Jerusalem.

Yes, the word “prejudice” comes from a reformed opinion, and many times with a lack of knowledge.

Does knowledge or wisdom bring joy or sorrow? Yes, age brings the knowledge, how little one knows.

Oskar A. Johanson

Lodi

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1 comment:

  • David Diskin posted at 8:51 am on Sat, Nov 9, 2013.

    David Diskin Posts: 185

    If you think that the definition of religion is belief, then is vegetarianism my religion for believing we should not harm animals?

    And how does someone "believe in nothing"? Surely even the most cynical people believe in something.

    And to say that belief in nothing is also a religion, but so is belief in something, you are basically saying the word has no value as a word.

     

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