August 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Merits of Islam in Public Rights

1- Islam prohibits encroachment on the creatures of God, whether they are humans, animals or plants.2:190. And fight in the Way of Allâh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allâh likes not the transgressors.The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “A woman was punished because of a cat which she detained until it died of starvation, because she neither fed it, nor let it free to eat from the… Read More

Added by nashwanalganem on August 31, 2009 at 2:50pm — 19 Comments

Reality and the Perception of God


What is god?


Darwin is asking a perfectly valid question and getting the predictable non-response.

When I was first asked if I believed that Jesus is the Son of God, I had to wonder. I had never thought about it. But then I realized that I really didn't know what qualifies a person to be a "Son of God". What does it mean to be a son of a god? Shortly I realized that I didn't even know what it means to be a god. "What is a god… Read More

Added by James S Saint on August 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

The Secular Religion

God == Evolution
Holy Order == Socialism
Science Consortium == Lord and Master
Science Magazines == Scriptures
Scientists == Prophets
Scientific Method == Holy Ritual
Thinking == Best left to superiors
Morality == “Don’t get caught”
To Love == Secularism
To Hate == Christians
Faithful, belligerent, do-or-die devotee; “Jawbone of an ass” == …doone -]:o)

Added by James S Saint on August 30, 2009 at 10:46am — 6 Comments

Designing Utopia

The Venus Project

Everyone wants one form of Utopia or another. In more ancient times it was called "Heaven". But I can see that no one seems to understand the reality of such dreams.

From a recent post that I made on the above site;

"I find it excessively naive to think that by allocating ALL work to machines, people will somehow become happy. They will become… Read More

Added by James S Saint on August 29, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Lets Talk About Miracles>

Recently, I wrote Professor Seth Lloyd, professor of physics and mechanical engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Mass.

Professor Lloyd:

Thanks for your inspiring work in physics.


The following is from a science forum to which I post regularly

Miracles. What Are Miracles? Have You Experienced Any? Tell Us Your Experiences With Them.



1. an effect… Read More

Added by RevLGKing on August 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Bible as Reality's Source Code

Media critic Douglas Rushkoff, author of Open Source Democracy and current bestseller Life, Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back, also thinks the Bible (or the book of Genesis, at least) is the source code to reality. He worked on a comic for DC's Vertigo line called Testament, that didn't sell well and was canceled before Rushkoff was done. I write about the first volume, Akedah,… Read More

Added by Beth Davies-Stofka on August 24, 2009 at 5:48am — 12 Comments

Is Superman a Jesus Figure?

I write and blog for, and this week I wrote a review of 2006's Superman Returns, asking the question, is Superman a Jesus figure?

Writing the piece raised all kinds of interesting questions for me about the actual definition of a savior, vs. a messiah, vs. a hero. I'd love to know if others have ideas.

Added by Beth Davies-Stofka on August 19, 2009 at 7:41pm — 25 Comments

Rainier Marie Rilke poem

Nowhere, Beloved, will world be but within us. Our life

passes in transformation. And the external

shrinks into less and less. Where once an enduring house was,

now a cerebral structure crosses our path, completely

belonging to the realm of concepts, as though it still stood in the brain.

Our age has built itself vast reservoirs of power,

formless as the straining energy that it wrests from the earth.

Temples are no longer known. It is we who secretly save… Read More

Added by Denita on August 16, 2009 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

Fear, Lust, and What We Do Not See

What is the difference between the experienced old man and the enlightened man but the harmony within their minds.

If the harmony of one’s mind is his objective then the disharmony and its causes must be his adversary. He can attempt to demand harmony, but if the cause of disharmony is not addressed, he will achieve no more than to become a part of that cause and disharmony will prevail.

Many concerns are always being balanced by an adult mind but being naturally limited,… Read More

Added by James S Saint on August 15, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

THE REBIRTH OF PNEUMATOLOGY--The mother of psychology

A SCIENCE OF THE SPIRIT--Is it possible?


Pneumatology. Although I did not know it at the time, I began studying pneumatology when I was 17. In preparation for my chosen career. As early as nine it came to me that I would like to be a minister. At twelve (1942) I actually told this to my minister at the time--The Rev. Reginald Rowsell--that I hoped to qualify for and become a minister of the United Church of Canada. He was a graduate of Mount… Read More

Added by RevLGKing on August 15, 2009 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

G0D is in, through and around all that IS--including the Secular and the Sacred

The great mystery of life is, in my opinion: Out of the no-thing, or 0 (zero), comes all that is; all goodness, order and desirable design--the beautiful, good and true, which are still in the process of being completed.

And, if we so choose, we are part of the process. As such, we have a very important role to play. How willing are you to be involved?

Added by RevLGKing on August 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

The Compassion in Reality

There is enough compassion in Reality to provide for your true animal needs and even let you have some fun, but it isn’t going to kiss your ass.

If you want more than the mere essentials in life, then you need to learn to pray and bow to Reality and attend to what it shows you are the real needs as well as the requirements for your additional desires.

Reality's compassion comes in the form of opportunities and support from others. But as with all love, when nothing is… Read More

Added by James S Saint on August 6, 2009 at 3:25am — No Comments

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's "Stroke of Insight"

CBC's The National recently had a item about neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor and her experience of having a stroke that shut down the left side of her brain resulting in her experiencing the world only through her right brain which she has documented in her book My Stroke… Read More

Added by Gary Walsh on August 5, 2009 at 1:20pm — 8 Comments

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