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What is your most basic belief?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roman Kozlowski Aug 19, 2010.


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Roman Kozlowski replied to Katinka Hesselink's discussion What is your most basic belief?
"Woody. I like you're description, which in some respect is similar to mine. Though your ref to Qi (that is if I assume correctly that you're using the trad Chinese symbol regarding 'an active principle forming part of any living…"
Aug 19, 2010
Kernel John replied to Katinka Hesselink's discussion What is your most basic belief?
"Khem, we all believe we know. One man's knowledge is another's belief. Like yourself, do not most believers not also think of themselves as Knowers. How do you know you don't simply believe you're a Knower? Do you have evidence…"
Aug 19, 2010
ignoramus wretch replied to Katinka Hesselink's discussion What is your most basic belief?
"that all life is but the expression of biological algorithms, with the earth as a rock infested with barely intelligent fungal descendants."
Aug 10, 2010
Jeff H replied to Katinka Hesselink's discussion What is your most basic belief?
"God is."
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The eternal existential question has been asked, in the West, usually as: 'What is the origin (or cause) of evil?'.

In Buddhism the question is asked differently - and that leads to different types of answers: What's the cause of suffering? Susanna asked in her version of this question: what about justice? aren't ethics important?.

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Esoteric Christianity - integrating occultism into mainstream religion...

Esoteric Christianity is becoming more popular. It is a combination of belief in Jesus as a VERY special messenger and New Age beliefs like karma and reincarnation. People usually also believe in healing, aura reading and things like that. Examples of teachers of Esoteric Christianity are Rudolf Steiner and Edgar… Read More

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At 3:35am on May 16, 2009, Roy Farver said…
Hello good to see you here.
here is one I heard lately.
some people just understand word and not the spirit.
Keep up your website I'll stop by later.
At 10:42pm on January 13, 2009, RevLGKing said…
Katinka, you ask: "Is God Omniscient ? If so, do we have free will?"

It is questions like yours which prompted me, years ago, to stop thinking of GOD as a being, even a super being. GOD is not a noun, or anything to which one can point.

G--all possible and potential Goodness
O--the Oneness and Order of all that IS
D--all that is Desirable.

Eckhart Tolle, in his book, The Power of NOW, makes the same point when he says that God is Being. He make little use of the word 'God' because of this problem.

When thinking in terms of philosophy, science and art, I like using the symbol, 'GØD' .

The use of the null--that is, the Ø, the set [ . ] without numbers, 1/0--indicates that all that is imaginable is possible. The infinitely micro and macro. I think of the cosmos as in 'GØD'. As Jesus said, "With God all things are possible."
Yes, when I quote I use 'God'
BTW, Orthodox Jews, for reasons similar to mine, write the divine name 'G-d'.

Do I pray to GOD and ask "him/her" for favours?
No, I tune in to and connect with Infinite Being. Then things seem to happen.

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