I am not in the business of convincing people of things and I am not in the business of being convinced of anything for all truth has a shadow of fiction and all fiction has a shadow of truth. I am already convinced, for I hold no beliefs which preclude others.
In 1931 C.E., Kurt Godel so eloquently informed his fellow energy beings that nothing is both complete and consistent, making it finally obvious to the logical mind that the arguments we pretend to hold are simply dances… Read More
Added by Gene Johnson on February 27, 2009 at 2:31pm —
Remember that story about that guy named "Satan" who competed with that guy named "God" for his own kingdom? Well the story had nothing to say politically or morally. It was a valiant attempt to set the metaphysical/psychological record straight before it even got that crooked. Well now it's crooked as hell (pun intended), so here we go again...
* As Joseph Campbell auspiciously noted, the metaphysical realm is reflected from within.
* Therefore, "Satan" is the ego and… Read More
Added by Gene Johnson on February 26, 2009 at 11:36pm —
The ancients believed that the fundamental underlying shape of the universe was a cube - occupying three dimensions, with six sides and a central point, and 12 vertices (corresponding to the three "mother letters", seven "double letters" and twelve "simple letters" of the hebrew alphabet.)
In the enlightenment, it was noted that the two dimensional net, or unfolded version of a cube, was a cross. it's six sides corresponded with the five classical elements with an additional sixth… Read More
Added by gneognostic on February 25, 2009 at 11:08pm —
What was the significance of the temple veil being torn in two when Jesus died?
Answer: During the lifetime time of Jesus, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was the center of Jewish religious life. Here was the place that animal sacrifices were carried out and worship according to the Law of Moses was followed faithfully. Hebrews 9:1-9 tells us that in the Temple a veil separated the Holy of Holies—the earthly dwelling place of God’s presence—from the rest of the Temple… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 25, 2009 at 9:00pm —
In the beginning there was the terminal. And God said
God's Mac:~ god$sudo -s Let there be light!
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
And God logged on at 12:01:00 AM, Sunday, March 1.
bash-3.2#Let there be light!
bash: Let there be light!: command not found
bash-3.2#touch… Read More
Added by Zijan on February 24, 2009 at 9:02am —
I'm exhausted - the last few weeks I've been working mostly on promoting my new blog that is solely focused on my exploration of intuition using Aine Belton's Intuition Zone program. I've also been going through it bit-by-bit, and so far it's been a really good experience. I can't say yet at this point I feel a difference in my intuitive capabilities, but I can say that the information is good even for people who don't care about developing their intuition.
I plan to post more as I… Read More
Added by Chris Cade on February 23, 2009 at 4:39pm —
Religion describes God as infinite and everything, yet unitary. This is a logical paradox, of course, since a self-contained individual cannot simultaneously contain everything. But does that mean that God does not exist at all? Perhaps, but I venture to say that paradoxes are a different kind of smoking gun.
Joseph Campbell once wrote, "Where we had thought to travel outward, we shall arrive at the center of our own existence," which not coincidentally reminds me of Helen Keller… Read More
Added by Gene Johnson on February 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I recently read an interesting discussion that posed the question "Why Does Religion Exist?"
The discussion brings up all sorts of questions about why, after all of the philosophical and scientific proof against religion, to people still continue to believe. Are we scared? Are we ignorant? Or can we still just not wrap our heads around the scientific proof that has been offered up? The discussion really made me think, and I… Read More
Added by Christina on February 23, 2009 at 4:13am —
Joe Bageant | February 20, 2009
"There's nothing better that 250 mics of good acid to kick start the cosmic coonhunt for Enlightenment. It takes juice. After all sonny boy, you don't knock down stars with a bee bee gun."
-- Mad Dog Howard, Hippie Doper/Philosopher
First LSD trip, 1965: Tumbling, tumbling, tumbling inward with eyes closed, I could hear the spider plant hanging in the basket overhead singing in its green subatomic plant language, a hymn to the sunlight… Read More
Added by Denita on February 21, 2009 at 9:05pm —
The belief in God is not the belief in God if God does not exist.
It is merely, then, the adherence of a truly limitless consciousness channeled from within the right brain to a structure of false limitations within the left brain.
This consciousness is not dependent on the body for survival and therefore carries with it an individual's sense of the eternal. It is characterized by its undefinable presence and its stewardship of subjective input.
An atheist may… Read More
Added by Gene Johnson on February 20, 2009 at 7:30pm —
What is Neurotheology?
By Charles Zeiders
What is neurotheology?
Neurotheology is a new science that explores how brain and nervous system states might create, correlate with, or inform our understanding of religious experience. With new instrumentation we can explore our bodies and how they respond to various types of religious experience. Exploring the nervous system’s relationship to religious experience helps interdisciplinary thinkers develop a… Read More
Added by Denita on February 17, 2009 at 10:27am —
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: 8-22-04: IDEA LAB; The Political Brain
Published: August 22, 2004
A few months before retiring from public office in 2002, the House majority leader Dick Armey caused a mini-scandal when he announced during a speech in Florida, ''Liberals are, in my estimation, just not bright people.'' The former economics professor went on to clarify that liberals were drawn to ''occupations of the heart,'' while conservatives… Read More
Added by Denita on February 17, 2009 at 8:01am —
Added by Katinka Hesselink on February 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
GOD: INCORPOREAL & INVISIBLE
Accurate information about the Being of God must come through Divine Revelation. Some truths are clearly revealed in nature for those with a searching heart (cf. Romans 1), while more specific information must be found within the pages of… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 15, 2009 at 3:56pm —
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
BLANKLEY: Teaching religion
I recently read a book that deserves the widest possible readership. The book is "The Trouble with Textbooks - Distorting History and Religion" by Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra. I have never met or talked with either of these gentlemen, but I can't say enough good things about this book. For all who believe that there is a fairly objective… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 12, 2009 at 12:57pm —
There has been a war raging for thousands of years around whether human relationships should derive from spontaneous human emotion or social mores and economic practicality. It has been a prolonged and contentious campaigns, with many glorious victories and crushing defeats on both sides, but I am here to tell you now that the fighting itself is wrongheaded, because it has been entirely framed by the Greyfaces of the world, those who tell us who we will marry and why, those who seek to imprison… Read More
Added by gneognostic on February 12, 2009 at 12:40pm —
"In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints 'do not believe in the traditional Christ' 'No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times.
. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
The Mormon Story
Some people believe the Book of Mormon is a new revelation from God given to Joseph Smith. Mormons recognize it as divinely inspired and equal in authority to the Bible, but others have reason to doubt its claims.
Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt wrote in 1851, "The Book of Mormon claims to be a divinely inspired record. . . . This book must be either true or false. . . . If false, it is one of the most cunning, wicked, bold, deep-laid impositions ever planned… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 11, 2009 at 1:00am —
This is my opinion, take it as you see fit.
In our beginning there was nothing and god was lonely then he set out to create blah blah blah. Now this is what the bible says, I’m talking about actual bible not that new testament crap or one of the many “new translations” of the old testament.
Of course I added the “our” part because lets be honest that was truly “our” beginning, just because they’re no humans present doesn’t mean we did not exist, oh yes humans were there,… Read More
Added by shaska on February 10, 2009 at 5:54pm —
by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew 5:18)
Here is the commentary of the Lord Jesus on the doctrine of plenary verbal inspiration. Not only were the words of the Bible divinely inspired, but even the very letters! The "jot" was the smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet (yod, the tenth letter). The "tittle" was a small horn-like appendage… Read More
Added by Jeff H on February 10, 2009 at 11:35am —