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A recent topic about atheistic Jews reminded me of this matter.
Everyone hopes to find or build a measure of harmony with the people they are closest to. Yet it is not really possible to do a lot to convince people to hold beliefs they are not already inclined to consider. There is even a legitimate question of whether the effort should even be made.
That leads to a common conflict, as people who care about each other find an impasse when it comes to agreement of belief on matters such...
Greetings to my Dharmic sisters and brothers.
I'm a Shakta and I'm attuned to the Left-Hand Path (i.e. Vamachara, "left way") current of devotion to the Divine Mother, Whom I perceive as Kali.
Vamachara is a little understood and minority set of philosophies and practices that are quite ancient in origin and are found in both Hinduism (primarily Shaktism and Shaivism) and Buddhism (primarily Mahayana). It is greatly misunderstood both in its native Southeast Asian homelands but...
The prevailing claim of the Abrahamic religions is that through either direct construct or divine inspiration god saw to it that his message was recorded, and recorded correctly. And my guess is that, being god, he would have seen to it that this message was both understandable and unambiguous. Moreover, he would never be so derelict and inefficient as to fill it with inconsequentials or irrelevancies. He said what had to be said, and nothing more and nothing less.
Yet, today we have nearly...
When I say 'believe' here I don't mean it in a negative way, like accepting with blind faith. I used to believe in reincarnation because it made sense to me on an intellectual level. Lately I have a very hard time believing that it's possible, even though there's a part of me that still feels like it's true. I have an old teacher and friend that believes in reincarnation, and I've been meaning to do some soul searching and revisit this question. But I've been too busy and preoccupied to much...
If your deity asked you to kill your child would you do it?
Just found an interestin article -
Here is one quote -
“I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the...
One myth about theists that won't seem to die is that we believe in God or Gods or whatever we believe in because:-
-We are afraid of death.
-We want to go to heaven, paradise, jannah, the summerland, valhalla, hel, wherever.
-We are more comfortable with it.
-It explains stuff.
-It provides a moral compass so I don't have to think for myself.
As far as I'm concerned, none of these are true for me. I couldn't give less of a damn about the afterlife and a part of me can't wait to die...
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