Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 20:10 UTC
Google "Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from 'Palestinian Territories' to 'Palestine'. The change, introduced on 1 May, means google.ps now displays 'Palestine' in Arabic and English under Google's logo. Using the word Palestine is controversial for some. Israeli policy is that the borders of a Palestinian state are yet to be agreed." Good but daring move.
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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Alfman on Sat 4th May 2013 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

unclefester,

"There is no historical evidence whatsoever that the biblical Jesus ever existed. The teachings of 'Jesus' are little more than a rehash of Buddhism. The gospels are essentially a mishmash (virgin birth, resurrection etc) of Eastern religious myths."

I don't have religious faith in the bible, but even if certain events were factually true, it'd be impossibly difficult to actually prove any of them. In 2000 years, I doubt there will be historical evidence that you or I existed either. Jesus is more significant than all of us whether he actually existed or not. It surprises me how far people are willing to accept religious interpretations of history on faith alone.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It doesn't even matter. The Jewish, Islamic and Christian faith are all essentially the same. They teach the same things - and as long as you stick to the non-crazy aspects of it, they all come down to "don't be a dick".

People don't like to hear it, these three religions are like Ubuntu variants. Some superficial difference, but they're all one and the same to an outsider.

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RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by kwan_e on Sat 4th May 2013 12:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

It doesn't even matter. The Jewish, Islamic and Christian faith are all essentially the same. They teach the same things - and as long as you stick to the non-crazy aspects of it, they all come down to "don't be a dick".


Actually, "don't be a dick" ranks pretty low on the list of rules/guidelines of those religions. eg, in most enumerations of the Ten Commandments, the first "don't be a dick" rule comes in at around 5. This is not even touching Leviticus or Sharia.

As long as you stick to the non-crazy aspects of them, you'd get nothing like any of the core of those religions. Or to put it another way, there is no non-crazy aspect to them, as they are defined by their craziness. Everything else is common humanitarianism.

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