Which Abrahamic religion is the best?

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#1 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

Judaism

vs

Christianity

vs

Islam

vs

Bahaism

vs

Some other abrahamic religion

Reasons? Why? Discuss?

#2 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

Judaism

vs

Christianity

vs

Islam

vs

Bahaism

vs

Some other abrahamic religion

Reasons? Why? Discuss?

themajormayor

Whats Bahaism and does it involve sheep?

#3 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]

Judaism

vs

Christianity

vs

Islam

vs

Bahaism

vs

Some other abrahamic religion

Reasons? Why? Discuss?

tenaka2

Whats Bahaism and does it involve sheep?

How should I know?
#4 Posted by mindstorm (15242 posts) -
I'm a bit biased towards the one that proclaims that Jesus is not simply a prophet but the Son of God, God incarnate.
#5 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150475 posts) -
Christianity.....and don't confuse what some Christians do as representing the message given.
#6 Posted by Obviously_Right (5093 posts) -

Ugh...if I had to choose...Islam.

#7 Posted by ThePoliteArtist (240 posts) -

The one with all the violence.

#8 Posted by comp_atkins (31284 posts) -
lol this will end well.
#9 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Best?
#10 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

what does one mean by best religion?

whatever, Ill say Judaism.

#11 Posted by MAZ85 (1094 posts) -
Islam i do't think bahai is abrahamic though
#12 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -
They are all pretty awful - I'd say Judaism is the least worse, with Islam being the worst, and Christianity somewhere in the middle.
#13 Posted by wis3boi (31184 posts) -

they all suck. The end

#14 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -
In General it depends on what part of the world you grow up in. Most people simply parrot what they grew up in, and don't take the time or effort to research and learn for themselves. " Being one, truth cannot be divided, and the differences that appear to exist among the many nations only result from their attachment to prejudice. If only men would search out truth, they would find themselves united." " The fact that we imagine ourselves to be right and everybody else wrong is the greatest of all obstacles in the path towards unity, and unity is necessary if we would reach truth, for truth is one."
#15 Posted by indzman (17324 posts) -

they all suck. The end

wis3boi

#16 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Lol at people voting Christianity. Bahaism is way superior and has a much more advanced and useful mentality.
#18 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

I don't know a whole lot about the Baha'i Faith compared to the other 3 but it seems like the most reasonable one of the four so Baha'i Faith is the best

#19 Posted by playmynutz (5982 posts) -
My family goes back generations of following the christian faith so my bias answer is Christianity. I would love to learn about other religion and i don't think less of anyone for believing in something else. I was born in a christian family so i'll hold this belief to the grave Jesus Christ will reign king of earth one day
#20 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.
#21 Posted by hydralisk86 (8527 posts) -
They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.Ace6301
Yeah, if you think about it, Jesus didn't tell the woman who was sitting down listening to him to get back in the kitchen and cook, and he didn't seem to condone slavery, which i think was present at the time.
#22 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.Ace6301
Bahaism is forward thinking too. It actually supports the idea that faith and religious morality should be more a personal thing and not an imposition. And that it changes with time.
#23 Posted by MAZ85 (1094 posts) -
Jesus Christ will reign king of earth one dayplaymynutz
yes he will
#24 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -
Where's king kong? I didn't create this thread for uncontroversial civil discussion.
#25 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ace6301"]They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.kuraimen
Bahaism is forward thinking too. It actually supports the idea that faith and religious morality should be more a personal thing and not an imposition. And that it changes with time.

Really? From what I can see it seems quite prohibitive even if the things it prohibits can be seen as detrimental. I'd rather be able to drink, gamble, have sex before marriage, gossip and lie and then just have to regret it and/or repent in some way.
#26 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -

I'd rather be able to drink, gamble, have sex before marriage, gossip and lie and then just have to regret it and/or repent in some way. Ace6301

You won't find too many religions where these things are acceptable. Most religions tend to frown on behaviors that are detrimental to society and civilization. That's one of the main functions of religion. Giving culture a moral code to live by for the betterment of society.

Basic Baha'i Beliefs


- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

- the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth

- the realization of universal education

- the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth

- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

- recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

#27 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
They all suck.
#28 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ace6301"]I'd rather be able to drink, gamble, have sex before marriage, gossip and lie and then just have to regret it and/or repent in some way. Nuck81


You won't find too many religions where these things are acceptable. Most religions tend to frown on behaviors that are detrimental to society and civilization. That's one of the main functions of religion. Giving culture a moral code to live by for the betterment of society.

Basic Baha'i Beliefs


- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

- the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth

- the realization of universal education

- the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth

- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

- recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

......mhm, that actually looks like a decent religion so far.
#29 Posted by wis3boi (31184 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]

[QUOTE="Ace6301"]I'd rather be able to drink, gamble, have sex before marriage, gossip and lie and then just have to regret it and/or repent in some way. l4dak47


You won't find too many religions where these things are acceptable. Most religions tend to frown on behaviors that are detrimental to society and civilization. That's one of the main functions of religion. Giving culture a moral code to live by for the betterment of society.

Basic Baha'i Beliefs


- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

- the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth

- the realization of universal education

- the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth

- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

- recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

......mhm, that actually looks like a decent religion so far.

also smells like karl marx made it

#30 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

File:Spas vsederzhitel sinay.jpg

Orthodox Christianity. Christos Anesti.

#31 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ace6301"]They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.kuraimen
Bahaism is forward thinking too. It actually supports the idea that faith and religious morality should be more a personal thing and not an imposition. And that it changes with time.

It also demands adherence to the council of Universal Justice.

#32 Posted by mayceV (4599 posts) -
Islam, best documented easy to understand, sophisticated. First demand of God to the Prophet wasn't to worship God rather it was to read. has some surprisingly accurate scientific fact proved over time. If I was to describe its correct application in one word. it would be... Justice.
#33 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -



- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

Except against debaters and people who want to reason with one another, bahai don't typicall tolerate that.

- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

Except when women want to become one of the universal house of justice

- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

Except when anyone contradicts Mirza Al hussain


- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

Except you forbid politics so you set yourself an impossible goal

- recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

Except when it comes to the virgin birth of Jesus

Nuck81

#34 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -

[QUOTE="kuraimen"][QUOTE="Ace6301"]They're all kind of silly and prohibitive. That said Jesus was a pretty cool guy and unlike the other religions mentioned he was quite a bit more forward thinking. If I had to choose a messiah (good thing I don't) it would be Jesus.Philokalia

Bahaism is forward thinking too. It actually supports the idea that faith and religious morality should be more a personal thing and not an imposition. And that it changes with time.

It also demands adherence to the council of Universal Justice.

Everything needs centralized leadership. Chrsitianity has the Pope and various Clergy. Since the Baha'i has no clergy or preachers the UHJ is a governing body whose members are elected by worldwide vote. It's a nine year council elected at Five year intervals. Bahá'u'lláh wrote that since for "each day there is a new problem and for every problem an expedient solution, such affairs should be referred to the Ministers of the House of Justice that they may act according to the needs and requirements of the time."
#35 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

Everything needs centralized leadership. Chrsitianity has the Pope and various Clergy. Since the Baha'i has no clergy or preachers the UHJ is a governing body whose members are elected by worldwide vote. It's a nine year council elected at Five year intervals. Bahá'u'lláh wrote that since for "each day there is a new problem and for every problem an expedient solution, such affairs should be referred to the Ministers of the House of Justice that they may act according to the needs and requirements of the time."Nuck81

Exactly which refutes the notion bahai is inherently personal you are demanded to follow the dictates of hte council if you want to remain bahai.

#36 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]



- the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

Except against debaters and people who want to reason with one another, bahai don't typicall tolerate that.

- assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

Except when women want to become one of the universal house of justice

- recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

Except when anyone contradicts Mirza Al hussain


- the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

Except you forbid politics so you set yourself an impossible goal

- recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

Except when it comes to the virgin birth of Jesus

Philokalia

You're in full damage control mode. It's ok, I'd feel threatened too.
#37 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"] Everything needs centralized leadership. Chrsitianity has the Pope and various Clergy. Since the Baha'i has no clergy or preachers the UHJ is a governing body whose members are elected by worldwide vote. It's a nine year council elected at Five year intervals. Bahá'u'lláh wrote that since for "each day there is a new problem and for every problem an expedient solution, such affairs should be referred to the Ministers of the House of Justice that they may act according to the needs and requirements of the time."Philokalia

Exactly which refutes the notion bahai is inherently personal you are demanded to follow the dictates of hte council if you want to remain bahai.

You are trying too hard. Use some CS
#38 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

You're in full damage control mode. It's ok, I'd feel threatened too.Nuck81

I'm simply pointing out that bahai is not as black as white as you make it seem. Should I mention the intense hatred bahai have of logical debate and discourse? That they practically shun anyone who engages in it?

#39 Posted by DraugenCP (8470 posts) -

None.

#40 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

] You are trying too hard. Use some CSNuck81

Are you denying the importance of the house of universal jsutice? Maybe I should report you to them.

#41 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

File:Spas vsederzhitel sinay.jpg

Orthodox Christianity. Christos Anesti.

Philokalia

how come your jesus is white, he really would have looked like this

jesus

#42 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

[QUOTE="Philokalia"]

File:Spas vsederzhitel sinay.jpg

Orthodox Christianity. Christos Anesti.

tenaka2

how come your jesus is white, he really would have looked like this

Why is a modern CGI image which only assumes a basic look of people in that time more accurate than the thousand of icons from the very earliest times of Christian history?

#43 Posted by Guybrush_3 (8308 posts) -

I'm a christian but I rather enjoy baha'i.

#44 Posted by Nuck81 (5839 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]

Are you denying the importance of the house of universal jsutice? Maybe I should report you to them.

Philokalia
:lol:

[QUOTE="Nuck81"]

You're in full damage control mode. It's ok, I'd feel threatened too.Philokalia

I'm simply pointing out that bahai is not as black as white as you make it seem. Should I mention the intense hatred bahai have of logical debate and discourse? That they practically shun anyone who engages in it?

For this exact reason. It's pointless to try and reason with the indoctrinated spiritual dead. You believe the earth is 7,000 years old, you are incapable of reason.
#45 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -
lol this will end well.comp_atkins
:lol: yea I mean what would we expect other than "my religion is the best".
#46 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

For this exact reason. It's pointless to try and reason with the indoctrinated spiritual dead. You believe the earth is 7,000 years old, you are incapable of reason.Nuck81

Actually the earth is what billions of years old? I don't know the number, but I do when people accuse me of being a fundamentalist they usually don't know who they are talking to. But if you want to deny the universal house of justice and hte virgin birth of Christ go ahead. Also you can deny all you want that the bahai don't discourage debates, don't try to avoid them at every turn, don't try to convince others who try to debate bahais that they are doing something that is wrong but we both know that would be a lie.

#47 Posted by Jazz_Fan (29516 posts) -
I'd say Judaism, because I really enjoy the stereotypical Jew.
#48 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="Philokalia"]

File:Spas vsederzhitel sinay.jpg

Orthodox Christianity. Christos Anesti.

Philokalia

how come your jesus is white, he really would have looked like this

Why is a modern CGI image which only assumes a basic look of people in that time more accurate than the thousand of icons from the very earliest times of Christian history?

lol so you have issue with jesus looking like this do you?

jesus

tells a lot about you.

#49 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -
I'd say Judaism, because I really enjoy the stereotypical Jew.Jazz_Fan
lol
#50 Posted by Philokalia (3238 posts) -

tells a lot about you.

tenaka2

So the fact that I don't buy a modern CGI rendering of Christ based on mere probability tells something about me... yeah I guess it does.