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I do know that Fresno has Christian missionaries distributing Bible in Punjabi.

I've also had Jehovah's Witness come to my house giving stuff in Punjabi. They tried to talk to me slowly and in Punjabi and surprised them speaking normally and told them I wasn't interested.

They're mentally sick people.

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I have this desire to read the bible, only for recreational reasons. Would that be OK as a Sikh, or would it be wrong. I have always wanted to know what they believe, but again I'll only be reading the bible for recreational reasons

I read a bit of the Bible once. It resulted in me becoming a fan of Charlton Heston's religious movies from the 50s. Wonderful times.

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I've also had Jehovah's Witness come to my house giving stuff in Punjabi. They tried to talk to me slowly and in Punjabi and surprised them speaking normally and told them I wasn't interested.

They're mentally sick people.

Their resources are very good though. We could learn a thing or two. They print things in all languages so anyone can read it, we should do that. There are many people out there who want to learn about SIkhi but can't because resources are so bad.

I've read it. Nothing bad about it. I think Guru Gobind Singh encouraged Sikhs to learn about other faiths and study their texts to gain knowledge (correct me if I'm wrong).

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Nothing wrong at all. I am a friendly visitor to an old Christian lady. I visit her weekly and sometimes read bible verses and hymns to her. In this way, I get to read Bible and find many similarities with Sikhi. There are differences but I like to focus more on similarities.

Sikhi is not a conservative religion where if you read other religion's books you become polluted and impure. A sikh is a student. A student of Guru Granth Sahibji. It is ok to read other religious books too just to be more educated and more tolerant towards other religions :smile2:

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Nothing wrong at all. I am a friendly visitor to an old Christian lady. I visit her weekly and sometimes read bible verses and hymns to her. In this way, I get to read Bible and find many similarities with Sikhi. There are differences but I like to focus more on similarities.

Sikhi is not a conservative religion where if you read other religion's books you become polluted and impure. A sikh is a student. A student of Guru Granth Sahibji. It is ok to read other religious books too just to be more educated and more tolerant towards other religions :smile2:

Can you please elaborate what similarities you have found in the Bible with Sikhi?

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I recommend that you read it if you have the time and interest.

I was raised within british goreys when the bible was a fundamental central point of traditional schooling.

There are similarities in some of the spoken words and it would be interesting to see if you find any more.

The most famous is in John, where it says something like ''In the beginning was the WORD and the word was with God''.

Then of course, ''Your body is your temple''...........

There are also many other phrases that are completely in line with Hukam and Gurmat in my opinion.

It would be interesting and comforting to see the different ones you may find.

Problem with most Abrahamic religions is the literal translations that they have used over the years.

These in turn end up giving wrong impressions and meanings.

I always find it interesting if you try and see if there are some higher metaphoric reasons and meanings. For example, I personally believe that Adam and EVe is about not just a man and woman, but about Adam the man who is tempted by the serpent which in turn represents MAYA.

They say that the results are that mankind continues to live in sin, but it is more about how The SOUL leaves the home of God and gets married and born into the world of maya and ego.

So the garden of eden is the True abode of God or sachkhand, and the exclusion is our tie with the serpent of maya.

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