How many religions came from America?

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How many religions came from America?

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Is it evidence for or against religions if they came from America?

For instance Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses. Are there more? Scientology. Any more?

I would argue it is evidence against the religion because America has quite literally nothing the to do with the Bible. What other evidence flows from a religion coming from America?
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Wootah wrote: Is it evidence for or against religions if they came from America?

Nope.


For instance Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses. Are there more? Scientology. Any more?


Of course there are. You've quite oddly overlooked Native American religions. Here's a list of just the major ones:


Earth Lodge Religion

Ghost Dances

Indian Shaker Religion

Longhouse Religion

Mexicayotl

Native American Church

Waashat Religion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Am ... _religions



I would argue it is evidence against the religion because America has quite literally nothing the to do with the Bible.


This isn't an argument against any of these religions, but simply a revelation of your bias for those religions based on the Bible.


What other evidence flows from a religion coming from America?

I have no ides what this question means.







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[Replying to post 2 by Tcg]

There's nothing odd about debating Christianity on a forum called Debating Christianity & Religion.

It seems to me on the face of it there is a falsity to a religion that came from America. That's all I want to explore. It probably is just in the end an ad hominem but I'd be interested in anything constructive in either direction.
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Wootah wrote: [Replying to post 2 by Tcg]

There's nothing odd about debating Christianity on a forum called Debating Christianity & Religion.

I never said or implied that there was.


It seems to me on the face of it there is a falsity to a religion that came from America.

Why?


That's all I want to explore. It probably is just in the end an ad hominem but I'd be interested in anything constructive in either direction.

I'd be interested in anything constructive in either direction as well.




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Would you add Seventh Day Adventists to your list, Wootah? It's a religion birthed in the States and it promotes non-biblical beliefs as well. It's interesting that they, along with the Mormons and the JWs, have their origins in the 19th century. It makes one wonder what there was about that time period in the United States that led to such heretical offshoots.

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Wootah wrote:
I would argue it is evidence against the religion because America has quite literally nothing the to do with the Bible.
What about Genesis 1 were it claims God created the whole Earth, which would include America. It is strange how the God of the Bible creates the whole Earth and humanity and then proceeds to ignore the vast majority of it. It is almost as if the Bible were a product of a particular culture rather than the revelations of the creator of the universe...

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Christian Science I&II are home grown.

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[Replying to post 7 by Gracchus]

What is Christian Science II?

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I passed a Christian Science reading room labeled Second Church of Christ Scientist! Few indeed are religions that don't dissect themselves.

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Gracchus wrote:I passed a Christian Science reading room labeled Second Church of Christ Scientist! Few indeed are religions that don't dissect themselves.
That's just a naming convention. It's the same as "First Baptist Church" and such. It usually means that it was literally the first Baptist church in a town and larger towns often have a "Second Baptist Church" and "Third Baptist Church." The official name of Christian Science is the "Church of Christ, Scientist," so you probably passed the second Christian Science reading room opened in the town.

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