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Question for P.ie Theists :


gerhard dengler

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Outside of your own faith, which person from another faith do you admire for the teachings and the way they lead (led) their life?

Over the years I have taken time to read about the life and teachings of several ministers and clergymen.

One person who I have come to greatly admire is the Reverend Billy Graham.
Although he is of a different faith to me, I think a lot of what he teaches is truly Christian and he is a fine example of humanity.

From history, I'd select William and Catherine Booth who founded the Salvation Army during the 1860's in England.
Their story and their message is a great message.
 

pippakin

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Nelson Mandela, Martin L King, Billy Graham

NOT: Ghandi, very odd.
 

Iarmuid

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The Prophet Muhammed - PBUH.
Monsignor Denis Faul and Father Michael O'Flanagan.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Kahlil Gibran.
Oliver Cromwell.
Oliver Cromwell, really interesting answer, not the top of most peoples list. Care to share, I am genuinely intrigued. Thanks
 

wombat

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Mandela is an interesting example of forgiving those who persecuted him.
 

Cato

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Puritan who lived the life they advocated - a strong man who resisted many temptations and persevered to success. obviously his life and behaviour has to be seen in the context of the 17th century.
I'm disappointed as I thought you might cite his republicanism. :)
 

eoghanacht

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Mandela is an interesting example of forgiving those who persecuted him.

Persecuted HA!

Have you ever seen Winnie? They done him a favour if you ask me.
 

wombat

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Persecuted HA!

Have you ever seen Winnie? They done him a favour if you ask me.
30 years in jail - some favour. Depends on your preferences I suppose.
 

Eire1976

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The Prophet Muhammed - PBUH.
Monsignor Denis Faul and Father Michael O'Flanagan.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Kahlil Gibran.
Oliver Cromwell.
Why isn't the Queen of the UK on your list?

Cromwell, baiting again, your are a tease.
 
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John Henry Newman and Henry Edward Manning, pre-conversion, and (to a lesser extent) Keble and Pusey. Anglicans who tried to reconcile their continuing Anglicanism with what they knew deep down was the True Faith. The former two finally realised that Anglicanism was merely a Parliament-made ecclesiatical community and made the transition over to Catholicism.
 
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