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…"
"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…"
I recently found a book, Alphatudes - the alphabet of gratitude, which does a great job of both explaining the value of gratitude as a spiritual practice AND inspiring people wanting to practice it. Do you all practice gratitude?
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
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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