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People essentially can comprehend a deistic, non-interactive God. But when they try to work that into their belief system, they just revert emotionally to reacting to the interactive God they were indoctrinated to believe in since childhood. They keep coming back to, "Why would God let that happen?", or "Why didn't God stop that tsunami?" The concept of laissez-faire just evaporates.
We don't like living with doubt, but we either do that, or resign ourselves to God appearing to be...
I have an urgent question and hope to get creative answers to this question.
Once science has evolved so far that we have robots to do everything for us, so litteraly everything possible can be done by robots to help humans, a human litleraly doesn't have to do anything anymore and can also 'live forever' by biomechanical means etc.. By that time most of the universe(s) is also explored, wars are over and science can explain virtualy everything (and what is still unexplained could be...
So when the Church “names” Saints, it is merely recognizing that the person is in heaven.
Second, there is not an opposite process. There is no process of naming those who are in hell. The Church truly believes in the unfathomable mercy of Jesus Christ and holds out hope that all who turn to Him in their final hour, or even in their final second, may achieve salvation. Therefore, the Church has never, and will never, declare somebody to be in hell.
The second step is that people must...
I was brought up to believe the story was literal. Even at a young age I recognized it was a bunch of baloney.
What goes on inside the head of a person who believes the story in a strictly literal sense?
Intellect is only an instrument of the Self. It cannot help you to know what is beyond itself.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi (Talk-618)
Can we discuss this?
Note: For most Hindus, Self (Atman) is true being of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual.
This is what I seriously don't get. I feel like some people are trying to justify hating Muslims As if that makes sense because you can't justify hatred anyway. People do everything from looking at the news, to pointing out verses in the Quran or looking at history as what some terrible Muslims did
First off, those verses were written quite a long time ago, some are taken out of context or not followed the same way and were written by multiple people anyway and the news is not justification...
Exactly what written accounts and physical proof exists to prove Jesus existed as a man on earth and that he was indeed God OUTSIDE of biblical texts?
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