Originally Posted by Kyur4 Th Ich
One question that really has been on my mind...and other opinions.
First off, why do members of one faith criticize members of another? How can we know for sure that our faith is right?
I think that every major religion in the world holds a piece of the truth. If they all started acting in the manner they say they should, then maybe we could find the real truth.
Personally...I believe in a higher entity. Right now that idea is with belief in God. However, I don't label myself 'Christian' because I don't agree with some of the Christian beliefs. I agree with the beliefs of the Baptist denomination the most, though. I was raised Baptist. My mother was raised Catholic but at 17 broke away, my dad was raised Baptist.
I don't believe in the traditional fire and brimstone hell, though. I believe that if you die and your not worthy of God and the light, your soul stays here on Earth.
When it comes to the Islam world's anger at the Pope's statements, here's what I have to say:
1) The Pope quoted the writing that stated the Islam is violent and evil.
2) The Islam responds how? By violence!
What do you believe and why do you believe it?
Well if something is true and important, it follows that people should try to convert others to it.
That God exists is provable through metaphysics (see Aquinas's five ways). That Jesus Christ is the Son of God is sufficiently established by the credible testimony of his Apostles to his resurrection. That the Catholic Church is the Church of Jesus Christ is established by the historical record.