What is OSR?
Open Source Religion (OSR) is the practice of mixing religious and non-religious beliefs in an individual, even across multiple religions.
Our community aims to share, learn from, and edit our beliefs to better ourselves. Join us to define and refine the practice of OSR together.
What is Consciousness? Where does it come from? Either matter produces consciousness (thoughts) or the illusion of consciousness else consciousness is a function of the soul. The first paradigm is rooted in a materialistic view that all that exists is matter. The second assumes that in addition to matter there is a metaphysical reality that is beyond or in addition to that experienced in the physical universe.Does the brain produce consciousness and the illusion of self within the…Read More
"Compassion in action is to stay in a positive emotion whilst understanding where the other person is at.Compassion in action is to help others move from pain or suffering to joy or happiness, without absorbing their pain."www.brahmakumaris.orgwww.bkwsu.org Read More
Started by Kernel John in Belief Modules Arena on Wednesday.
What is the Self? What am "I". Is the self a temporary phenomenon that exists for a period of time, In your opinion - or is it a permanent constituent that transcends time. Do you think of the self as something that is physical in nature (a thing that is created and then destroyed or dissipated) or do you see the self as eternal? If you are a temporary expression, does this expression have a purpose of some kind?If you see yourself in metaphysical or eternal terms, where does "free will" come…Read More
Started by Kernel John in Open Source Religion Feb 22.
What happens when global governments monitor every electronic interaction between every citizens? Some warn that this is further evidence that God is dead - no longer the only one who knows who you are and what you do.Can one rationally anticipate the effects of the shift to a surveillance state before it has been fully implemented? Well, the surveillance state is already here according to the collective will of our democratic processes - this, all under the guise of protecting citizens like…Read More
World Health Organization Warns A ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Cancer Will Sweep The Globe Over The Next 20 Yearshttp://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/02/06/3256511/world-health-cancer-rates/Extract >>>WHO officials have been outspoken about the need for governments to take an active role in limiting the substances…Read More
Started by Alexander in Chaos Feb 11.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, spoke yesterday to the Parliament of Israel. He offered undying support to the State of Israel. Evidently he was speaking on behalf of his political party because two thirds of Canadians object to Israel's policy of building settlements in Palestine. Harper cautioned on the evils of moral relativism. He insinuated that Western Nations who do not provide unconditional support for the Democratic State of Israel, France for example, are guilty of…Read More
This is a throwback to a theme that used to be central to this discussion forum when it was entitled "Redefine God", It might be fun to make a list of the proposed definitions that have been presented so far to compare them.Read More
Far too many believers are feeling dirty, worthless and ashamed of themselves; shame is a silent, but deadly disease that pollutes the lifeblood of many believers faith. As a result, we feel unclean and therefore unworthy to approach God and have the living and intimate relationship that he wants to have with us. Shame prevents us from intimacy with God because it makes us feel unworthy and distant from him. God’s standard is nothing less than perfection and none of us measure up, if we did or…Read More