Posts Tagged ‘God’

Do All Religions Pray to the Same God?

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Proposed new “unity and diversity” chaplain insignia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Islams, Jews, Christians. Do they all worship the same God? That’s what President Bush was saying. Of course you know this is America and we do have “freedom of religion”. Thank God for that!

I used to be rather dogmatic in my beliefs. Often trying to convert to my way of faith. Sometime I still do this.  But is that necessarily a good thing to do?

Religious Observations

Here are some reason’s why I have reconsidered my religious thinking

Jesus never twisted arms

In fact he made it easy for people to walk away.  He seemed to know who would accept him and who wouldn’t

Faith should not promote  “fear”

A lot of religious leaders and evangelists tend to teach that if you don’t believe like we said…Then it means, well, eternal damnation.  Uh… are you sure?

Words without Action

Many people are looking for something bigger. A certain faith can talk a good talk, but not walk the walk.  The best evidence for a religious faith is change in the believers actions and behaviors.

Faith is Personal

Many aspects of life can sway the way a person may or may not believe.  If a person is relatively happy in what they find “out there” who am I to say they are wrong… Eternally wrong? I do not know that persons entire story.

Cults and new religious movements in literatur...

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Religion Leads to sharp  disagreement

Many people will not talk about politics or religion – period. Why? because the don’t want to go through the hassle of offending somebody or getting resentful themselves.  Peace brother.  God is love.

Do all Religions pray to the same God?

One of the fun things about believing is the “search” itself.  Asking hard questions and “working out my own salvation”.  I have found diversity in the faiths can be a strong motivator to learn more.  And grow in my own faith.

Open mindedness does not have to be a bad thing.  I believe God is infinite.  He has a plan for ALL of it.  Agape love is what the God of my understanding is all about.

That’s enough for me.

Science – Proof of a missing day in the Bible?

The NASA insignia.
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Does science have proof of a missing day as stated in the bible? This guy was telling me recently that NASA is in the process of finding a “missing day” in time that would prove and correspond with the bible as it is written:

Joshua 10
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on [a] its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!

So what do ya think?

I have never heard this speculation before… It would be pretty groovy if that kind of proof were substantiated… Don’t ya think? Hey there are plenty of mysteries out there. And everybody loves a good mystery. The creator of the universe can stop a day in time can’t he?

Does a Real Hell Exist?

Hell is real

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I guess I’m on a hell kick now… This guy says it is a lie taught by all kinds of big name Christian leaders. Is this simply propaganda  to prey on peoples fears?

*singing “And it makes me wonder”

A Christian hoax?

Here is something Jesus said in the Bible about hell.

“You have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shall not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.

And if your right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell” (Matt. 5:27-30).

Now, are those words to be taken literally?

  • Lust of the heart is just as bad as real cheatin’
  • If you did that poke your eye out
  • Did something wrong with your hand? Cut it off.

Most will teach that it’s figurative. Well, except for “hell”

The Hell Part is REAL

Uh oh :(

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