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Like all people likely think, I believe the moral system I adhere to is not only reasonable, but more moral, effective, and ethical than that of other philosophies. The Law of Thelema is a moral axiom that states that the only law is to do ones true will. True will is then defined and explained as ones "proper course through life." For example, if you've decided all your life to be a counselor, have the natural born skills it takes, desire such a course, etc, this would be considered ones...
I am adopted, father is neo nazi mother was abused by him.
I was adopted at 2 to a JW couple.
Dad left the organization and us when I was 9. (Didn't hear from him for 5 years)
Mom told me horrible stories about people who leave the group probably to scare me from leaving. She'd say I'd become a prostitute or "women trafficking". And do terrible drugs and stuff.
She said some people went up north to go door to door and since they weren't allowed guns one of the girls was going to the washroom...
Christianity has often reversed itself into the world. For instance, many ancient European church sites were in fact meeting places for various other religions. There was not much point in an evangelist going anywhere else or they would have been preaching to empty spaces!
But taking historic facts and incidents and manipulating them into a story like the Nativity in order to satisfy a whole bunch of prophesies....... well that could be classed as a bit of a fib. But then, if you believe...
(I totally ripped this idea off from @psychoslice - brilliant!, and thanks!)
Be honest now, who among you finds it difficult when someone makes a joke about your religion? Why is that situation uncomfortable for you?
I'll let you guys form your own opinion.
For a force/being to be considered a god, it seems it would have to require consciousness and intent. Biological predisposition may be a Form in itself, but it is one driven by absolutely no intelligence or will. Like the order of the material world, it is mindless and unthinking. However, something like the Form of knowledge would have to be conscious, as there is no knowledge without consciousness. But if anything is conscious, it must be rooted in...
I have always been someone who was intensely interested in the occult and supernatural, so the existence of deities was never questioned. It's just something that I've always naturally believed in.
I've been on a journey from becoming a monotheist (Christian) to polytheist, and never once did I ever doubt the existence of the gods. It just does not register in me. It may sound arrogant (or even delusional!) but I can feel that they are real. To me, the gods are just as real as the earth and...
Contacting those who have left their bodies behind for the spirit world from which they came is a big part of my practices.
Just curious if it is allowed, forbidden, or impossible for you according to your tradition to contact the dead.
Nations who allow alcohol are breading murderers 3 times faster then nations who bread terrorists.
The chances of being killed in a terrorist attack are about 1 in 20 million. A person is as likely to be killed by his or her own furniture, and more likely to die in a car accident, drown in a bathtub, or in a building fire than from a terrorist attack.
• One person is killed every half-hour due to drunk driving
• Each year approximately 16,000 are killed in alcohol related crashes
What is incorrect with those communities who bring offerings to a sculpture?
In order to get something, you need to invest in something. What kind of investment is bringing an offering to a sculpture? What kind of a profit will they have in return? Is it a game of skill or is it a game of stupidity – lottery?
“Your trash is someone else’s treasure.” Those communities might as well give it to 3rd world countries, if they have it so much. The Prophet Muhammad said, Allah said: “Spend [on...
Why Elohim if God is Absolutely One?
Christians in general misunderstand the word Elohim when using it as an evidence for plurality in God. Trinity, that is. As time can be considered chronologically, and also psychologically, a word can also be looked at grammatically in terms of plurality of itself or psychologically as the plural related to it. I'll explain in more simpler words.
The word Elohim does mean plural but not of itself. I mean, of the subject, but of the object it points...
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