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Open Source Religion (OSR) is the practice of mixing religious and non-religious beliefs in an individual, even across multiple religions.
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It seems to me that many on RG struggle to explain what they know within themselves, but cannot satisfactorily express it to the understanding of others. Where does this innate knowledge come from?"Sometimes during solitude I hear truth spoken with clarity and freshness; uncolored and untranslated it speaks from within myself in a language original but inarticulate, heard only with the soul, and I realize I brought it with me, was never taught it nor can I efficiently teach it to another." …Read More
Until recently the oldest, unchallenged evidence of human hunting came from a 400,000-year-old site in Germany the evidence came from marks left by spears on horse bones - horses were clearly being speared and their flesh eaten. but new Evidence from ancient butchery site in Tanzania shows early man used complex hunting techniques to ambush and kill antelopes, gazelles, wildebeest and other large animals at least two million years ago.- The discovery -- by anthropologist Professor Henry Bunn of…Read More
Over the last decade, 2005 to 2014, since my retirement from FT, PT and most volunteer work, after an employment-and-student life of half a century, 1954 to 2004, I have often written about the Jews and Judaism with comparisons and contrasts to a people and a religion I have now been associated with for more than 60 years, the Baha'is and the Baha'i Faith. The following 27 pages and 12,000 words provide a series of items containing, as they do, some of these comparisons and contrasts, among…Read More
Started by RonPrice in Chaos Apr 30.
It is curious that so little scientific attention is given to exploration of Self. It may be that the Self (Human Consciousness) is too closely aligned with metaphysical/mystical concepts of Soul and Mind to get funding – separation of church and state and all that good stuff. In 1970s, Dr Benjamin Libet undertook neurological research that observed when the brain was directly stimulated with degrees of electric current, the stimulus…Read More
All of us who have been sealed into the body of Christ wants God to be pleased with the decisions that we make, but God has given us the freedom to make our own choices. God want us to apply scripture, where scripture can be applied, and where no scriptural principle can be applied, to make the choices that we desire and then take responsibility for choices we made. If we cannot find doctrine in Paul’s epistles directly related to our situation and there are no scriptural principles we can find…Read More
Started by rob stone in Open Source Religion Mar 15.
When you pray and worship, do you have an image that runs through your mind? An image of God? An image of Jesus? An image of the Holy Spirit? If so, do these images come from a picture in a book, a movie, a painting, the Shroud of Turin... a podcast from "The Son of God" movie... wherever.... the point being, they are images. So, if you mentally project these images during prayer or worship are they graven? What mental images do you have, that are not graven, that you see when you pray?dbRead More
"Is Jesus a myth? Is Jesus just a copy of the pagan gods of other ancient religions?"Answer: There are a number of voices claiming that the accounts of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament are simply myths and were the result of the writers borrowing stories from pagan mythology, such as the stories of Osiris, Dionysus, Adonis, Attis, and Mithras. The claim is that these mythological figures are essentially the same story as what the New Testament ascribes to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. As Dan…Read More
JUST IMAGINE - from www.SpeakingTree.in Mar 09, 2014There’s a hidden reality out there that is waiting to be experienced, write DEEPAK CHOPRA and MENAS KAFATOSThe question is: Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? We are using the term ‘cosmic consciousness’ to denote a state of awareness that knows itself completely, a state of inner silence that is in direct contact with…Read More
I've just received a polite request from a member of this forum to provide him with "any relevant recent scientific evidence of NDE other than mere patient hearsay". So I'll answer him here in equally polite terms, even knowing that his politeness is probably a mere tactic, ha ha.First, let's examine his words. He is asking for scientific evidence of subjective experiences – those that are dependend on the mind for its existence. Let's now take Khem's suggestion and ask: suppose there are 340…Read More