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When i hear the concept of Heaven - endless days of joy and happiness, i think of the famous proverb - "if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is" - that describes heaven
Heaven is a fantasy. Heaven is a metaphor for the womb, childhood, the past, running back to the nest. Childhood, the womb was a wonderful time for us - we were cared for, protected, sheltered, fed, kept away from the problems of life - basically we lived in a bubble
Basically heaven is just that - a bubble....
I thought to write this because am troubled by the present tensions and conflict in the world.
I write from the perspective of my beliefs in order to make a point, but I understand not everyone believes similarly.
Presently, there is much tension surrounding the existence of the state of Israel, which is not expected to decrease. I believe what is written in the old and new testaments concerning what will happen in that area in the future, but wanted to differentiate between what will...
Most readers would find it astonishing to hear that slavery still exists in the modern world. Though the practice was abolished officially it is still verymuch alive. According to a study done by the International Labour Organisation the estimated number of slaves has increased from 12.3 million to 30 million since 2005. Slavery is not declining, in fact it is increasing.
Humans used, sold or bought as a commodity or property
Imprisoned or kept by force with no freedom...
I posted this in another thread, and thought it would make a good thread of its own:
Natural morality's corollary #1: THERE IS NO "GREATER GOOD" WHICH JUSTIFIES A LIE, yet that is the most ubiquitous violation of the Truth.
Two of the three purveyor's of Truth, religion and politics, use that justification as a matter of course, albeit mostly covert with the faithful. Science, the third purveyor, has a much better record, though it has slipped up once in a while, like when it gets...
JW's when you read your Bible, do you actually read the words, or do you mentally scan all WT publications as you read?
In verse 45 we see there on the left, in the JW's own KIT that the word "Theos" is translated as God, but on the right, it is translated as Jehovah. When we go to verse 46, we see the word "Theos" translated as God on both sides.
It's translated that way in your online Bible also.
.+ 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by Jehovah.’*+ Everyone who...
It is time that all of us who are for and against the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and Bokoharam ( Wilāyat Gharb Ifrīqīyyah or Islamic State of West Africa Province) to know the reality and the truth behind them all. This writing will not cover the political aspects, history of these movements but rather discuss the theological basis they stand with and the sheer hypocrisy of it all.
Muslims world over have begun movements voicing against the tyrannical and murderous...
Many people question whether the modern Setian tradition is valid and in line with Egyptian myth. There's no doubt that the Temple of Set has a lot of satanic influence, but they are certainly grounded in Egyptian belief as well. I will be as brief as possible and address further questions in thread.
To start, Set was a god associated with deification before the third dynasty. Set was associated with Ursa Major, where it was believed deified souls ended up residing after death, representing...
Let me be upfront about something: I recognize that some of the major figures of "New Atheism" (quotes because I don't believe it is new at all) have made some irrational, scaremongering, and hyperbolic comments before, among other things—Sam Harris, my favorite intellectual out of all of the "Four Horsemen," has made some fatally mistaken and hyperbolic statements before ,for example. I also know that some of them have made blanket generalizations in negative ways more than once.
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