Recently I have been going through the David Graeber book called debt. It’s pretty neat and helped me put into words a few things that I believed but had not exactly articulated. It’s interesting to note for instance how debt and authority sort of comingle.
What I realized is I simply...
Recently I've been reading a lot about Jesus Christ and Muhammad. This is for a variety of reasons but the origins of both the early church and the early ummah are very interesting to me. I have my doubts about the exact nature of Jesus Christ but he is a very interesting figure and I...
At this point I may as well call myself Syncretism cat.
Recently I was meditating and praying as is my usual activity. Sometimes I mix up which form of God I focus on though usually it is Kali, Shiva, Waheguru etc. This time I decided to use Christ as the center focus and use the...
What is the best guide?
Some say your heart. Others say your opinions, thoughts...
Some say, definitely not a book.
The latter is shocking to me, because we use books everyday, which are written by people over centuries. Some of these books are science textbooks, cookbooks, health and medical...
The truth about the dead is still questioned, speculated, and debated.
I'm curious as to why, and where persons would rather go to get the answer to this question, rather than the Bible.
Jesus said he came to teach the truth.
(John 8:31-32) . . .“If you remain in my word, you are really my...
Bob: "The dogma of Christianity says that God has nothing to do with Death. Hence, I am making the direct logical conclusion, that God has not created satan (angel of death)"
1213: "That dogma doesn't seem to come from the Bible."
Bob: "It is dogma of Eastern Orthodox Christianity; it is the...
Candor, related to the adjective candid, refers to straightforward honesty or frankness in speech or expression. The fact that it is frequently preceded by the adjective refreshing suggests that it is often unexpected, a shift from guarded or euphemistic language
Candor is a common feature in...
I've been told many times that the Bible teaches salvation by Grace alone.
I found the following related to saved and kingdom of heaven.
Baptism Acts 11:14 and 10:48 mark 16:16 1 Peter 3:21
Belief mark 16:16, Luke 8:12, acts 16:31, heb 10:39
Believe and confess Rom 10:9
Call on the Lord...
Recently I have been thinking about scripture an awful lot as I have been going through various Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh scriptures. I thought it might be interesting to discuss the view I have come to embrace and see if you guys had any interesting thoughts or responses.
I think that...
This video popped randomly into my Youtube feed and I thought some of you people here on RF would be interested in the subject. The thread title says it all, really; the video sadly isn't that long, but I find the images and animations really fascinating nevertheless.
"However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
Is it logical from Luke 18:8 to conclude, that
Near the Judgement Day there will be almost none Christians on Earth?
Can it be other way around?
Some ways around:
1) very many Christians.
2) many Christians.
Schizophrenia: the subconscious fear of death
By Dmitri Martila,
“Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss”
Any problem out or in there [any criminality, injustice, rejection, ban, insult, assault, abuse, trolling, bullying, or...
As a Baha'i I fully support the Bible and offer it in the light of this comment written by ‘Abdu’l'Bahá
"THIS book is the Holy Book of God, of celestial Inspiration. It is the Bible of Salvation, the Noble Gospel. It is the mystery of the Kingdom and its light. It is the Divine Bounty, the...
I have just finished reading Judges trying to learn about this religion :)
And I feel like I've been through the wringer emotionally with this episode at the end, what is the reason and interpretation ?
Does god still behave like this?
What about other really evil events like rape?
Muslims, Bahai's, Christians, Some Hindus, and even a few Jews, quote sayings of Jesus as if they are historical sayings of Jesus himself. Of course most Christians would definitely believe the New Testament has his sayings in some form or another. Some believe they are absolutely verbatim...
Here is the basic Christian Teaching on : Tripart
Genesis said that man "1st Adam" was made in "Our image".
"Our image" : = "God the Father, Christ the Pre-incarnate Word, and The Holy Spirit.
1.) God the Father
2.) God the Word (Jesus pre-incarnate)
3.) God the Holy Spirit.