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Jeffrey N. Hellmers

hellmers@polisci.wisc.edu

Kryss,

I appreciate your attempt to provide information about the world's major religions. I have one comment on your Islam section. For what it's worth, I am not a Muslim.

You (or whoever wrote the section) got the five pillars wrong.

"Defending the faith (with the sword if necessary)" is not one of the five pillars. The other four are right, but the one you omitted is saying the Shahadda -- "There is no God but the one true God, and Mohammad is his messenger."

KryssTal Reply: Thanks for your comments - I suppose I should say "declaring the faith".


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Hounslow Iocentre

lesley@iocentre.co.uk

Enjoyed reading your comments on the various religions in the world. I come from a christian background; and found the information interesting. It would be interesting to see how we could develop a communication on faith's. I have always been brought up within this environment, so to believe and understand is easy. Whilst I have a christian background through the work I do amongst the Asian community I have had to study to some extent the other faiths. I have found that there is some similarity in that all peoples are deeply searching for something positive to believe in.

Anyway let me know if you wish to carry on a discussion and commuication through this system.

KryssTal Reply: I'm always willing to talk.


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Joseph Guffey

guffey@olg.com

I am a teacher of high school students in the subject of world cultures and world history. I find your site interesting and informative, however, in your introduction you mention as a monothestic religion Bahai, but you don't include it as one of the religions in your group with an historical sketch. I have found Bahai to be the newest of the religions which are spread throughout the world. In fact, investigation shows that it is one of the most wide-spread religions in existence.

Your list at the bottom names Bahai, but indicates it is basically located in the middle east.  This is actually not correct. Because of Muslim persecution, it is the one area of the world where there are the fewest number of Bahais. It would be a terrific service to the searching public if you added Bahai to your list with a narrative of its history. I located several sites for Bahai on the Internet while researching for my classes last year. The primary site on the Internet is

www.bahai.org

In my opinion your site would be greatly upgraded with the addition of this little known, but wide spread religion. It's surprising how the religion has spread and what it has accomplished in its short 150 years of existence. Do you know what they are doing on Mt. Carmel in Israel and how positively that government as well as the government of the city of Haifa regard this religion and their efforts at beautifying that mountain with their structures and gardens. That kind of effort cannot be ignored merely because of its size or lack of public recognition.

KryssTal Reply: Thank you - I will research your points.


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Jill Gibson

pjill@gibson99.freeserve.co.uk

I just want to say that you must study the books of the bible and its context , i.e. whether the quote is in the Old Testament, BC or the New Testament, AD. Then you will be able to see that some of your so called contradictions are not contradictions after all.

Maybe you should speak to a theologian regarding your study before you print such documentation, that is not fact.

KryssTal Reply: And you need to step back from believing and treat the Bible like any other historical document.


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Chris A. C.

chrisac@rocketmail.com

I'd like to know how you figure that the Orthodoxees were the original Christians.

KryssTal Reply: Christianity, when it first began, was much like the present Greek Orthodox form in liturgy and language. The New and Old Testaments were both in Koene, a type of Greek between Ancient Homeric Greek and Modern Greek.

There was no Pope and the religion was centred around Asia Minor (the modern Turkey) and Palestine.

When it spread to the centre of the Roman Empire around the fourth century AD, the tradition of the Pope grew up and the Catholic form developed with its centre in Rome. The original Pope-less form centred itself at Constantinople, the modern Istambul.

I hope this clears up your query.


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Barry Scott

barryscott@writeme.com

The first condriction on your page is not such.....

Read Genesis 3:19 again, (I'm quoting NIV)

"Now God HAD formed out of the grond all the beasts..."

It's clear that he had already created them, and was now merely bring them before Adam.

The second condriction....

This is all part of the same passage. It's clear that God was continuing his instruction and clarifying it.

The third...

Exodus 20:13 is correctly translated "You shall not murder". This is VERY clearly different than killing as described Exodus 32:27. The difference between murder and killing is wide accepted by Biblical and Secular Scholars alike.

KryssTal Reply: There are actually two documents that make up the creation story in Genesis. The writer has tried to form them into a single narrative, hence these contradictions.

I'll continue later...But I seriously suggest you do a deeper study of the Word before you start ranting off contridiations. I mean, in your first contridiction you actually mis-quote the Bible.

KryssTal Reply: I am not ranting but you sound as if you are. I suspect the Bible is something you want to be true.

I do this not to put you down, but rather to lift you up. It's clear to me that you may have been lead astray.

KryssTal Reply: Thank you for patronising me. Nobody leads me astray (at least not often).

I challange you to seek and look at the source before blindly post a web site to mislead others.

KryssTal Reply: The source has been studied for many years. Do you have an explanation for the Jesus lineage in Mathiew and Luke?


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JulAnn4God

JulAnn4God@aol.com

Your first 2 are WEAK Genesis 1 is the account of creation Genesis 2 is the account of creation in the garden of Eden so Adam could see God working and name the animals, check it out

noah brought 2 kinds of every animal and 7 of every animal for SACRIFICES!

Read it


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Harold P. Kavoussi MD

HKavo49106@aol.com

Please note under the caption for Parsees, you have descendents of fire worshipers of Persia (Zoarastrianism). Zoarastrians have never been fire worshipers, as a matter of fact Zoarastrianism was the first monothiestic religion on the face of the earth from which all other modern religions have evolved. Please make that correction.

KryssTal Reply: Thank you - perhaps I should specify that Parsees worship fire as a symbol of god.


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Chanda

CHANDA44@aol.com

I JUST GOT DONE READING YOUR PAPER AND I DO BELIVE THAT MOST OF YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT ISLAM IS TRUE BUT I DONT BELIVE THAT ISLAM MEANS SURRENDER. PLZ GET UR INFO STRAIGHT BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY ALOT OF MISUNDERSTANDING OF ISLAM

THANK U

U NEED 2 GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT ABOUT ISLAM.I DONT NO WHERE U GET UR INFO BUT IT IS WRONG.ISLAM ORIGINALLY IS BEAUTIFUL AND MEANS A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD STUFF UNLIKE YOUR MISUNDERSTANDING RETARDED SELF .IT MEANS PEACE

KryssTal Reply: Religions are human creations which have their good and bad points. No religion has had an untainted history.

PS Islam means "submission" or "surrender" in Arabic.

ISLAM IS A NICE AND RESPECTED RELIGON AND I DONT LKE PEOPLE MAKING STUFF ABOUT IT AND MAKING STUFF UP THAT IS BAD ABOUT ISLAM

ISLAM IS THE BEST AND IS THE BEST THATS PROBABLY WHAT U DONT THINK BUT 10000 + PEOPLE DO THINK THAT SO DONT BE TALKING STUFF DO SOME MORE STUDYING OF THIS RELIGON ISLAM AND U'LL FINE THE REAL BEAUTY OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE CHANDA~~~~~~~~~ISLAMIC GIRL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`


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Prophet Yahweh

Dear Webmaster:

I am a student who is trying to find proof that the ancient or original spelling of Jesus is really Esus and that the modern languages are really spelling it differently like they do in English with the new 400 year old letter J.

Can you help me in some way?

KryssTal Reply: The original word is from Aramaic and Hebrew. Pronounced YESHU it means "saviour". The New Testament was written in Greek and the name became IESUS (pronounced EESOOS). This (as you correctly guessed) became JESUS as the I changed into a J. The J in English is pronounced as a soft G.

Hope this helps.

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Hi! Thanks for contacting me back.

You're right. This I understand. I'm researching if the name Jesus may have been originally spelled Esus or Hesus instead of Iesus.

I'm trying to find the New Testament and religous documents from old Indo-European languages: French, especially. Do you know any languages modern or old that spell Jesus as Esus or Hesus? I'm trying to find New Testament bibles that reflect that spelling.

I've looked at modern German, Portugese, Latin and a couple of other bibles. But do you know of any others with Esus or Hesus instead of Jesus?

Take a look at this link. It seems to spell Jesus as Esus in a song. What do you think about it?

http://www.jauko.nl/tot/tab/h/harvest_/hymn.htm

I want a bible with that name in its writings. Can you help me find one or religious documents that reflect Esus instead of Jesus? Do you know anyone who can?

KryssTal Reply: The Esus part is Greek and I havn't got the font to spell that but that's where that pronunciation comes from:

Iota - Eta - Sigma - Omicron - Ypsilon - Sigma

Hope this helps.


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