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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?
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.
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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.
When I first saw The Da Vinci Code, I thought it was just based on a novel. Well, it is,
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But maybe not.
I started finding out all sorts of interesting things, like how for hundreds of years, it has
been common knowledge in France that Mary Magdalene traveled there, lived out her
life, and raised her offspring who were apparently fathered by Jesus. Huh?
I never heard that in my church.
But in France, where Saint Mary Magdalene is the patron saint, people have always
believed this. Unbelievable!!
I took a trip to a local bookstore and found a whole section about this! And books about
the Knight’s Templar, the age old group who vowed to protect the Bloodline of Jesus,
and books about the Holy Grail being the Sangreal – the Holy Bloodline, NOT a cup!
Wow, and this was right here in my own city …. This whole section of books I had never
In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown references a shadowy group known as le Prieure du
Sion, or The Priory of Sion. This group is apparently a secret society who guards these
But how would I go finding out more about these secrets?
I love secrets!
More information followed. I got turned on to this cool radio show called NightVision
Radio hosted by Rene Barnett. Hey, cool! The lady that produced the movie Bloodline,
all about this mystery involving Mary Magdalene and her pad in France! The movie
even included this really interesting guy, Nic Haywood, a ‘hip-in-an-esoteric-way’ kind
of guy, who is the official spokesperson for The Priory of Sion. Guess what? I tuned
into her show and Haywood was on it live!
Listen to more
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So now I’m looking forward to tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 23 2011. At 8:00 p.m.
Pacific Time, Nic’s gonna be on again! There’s even a live chatroom so if I might wanna
ask him some questions and get some really interesting answers on the air, I can! How
could anything be cooler than that??
Bloodline Mystery Tour 2011
I’ll tell you what could be cooler! Barnett and her business partner, Gloria Amendola,
are hosting a Esoteric Bloodline Mystery Tour this May to the U.K. where you can tour the important sites involved with this whole Mystery. Like Glastonbury, Rosslyn Chapel, and even Tintagel, the old
stomping grounds of King Arthur.
Best of all, Nic Haywood himself will be on the tour!
Tune in to the show. Come to the chatroom. Hey, we could even chat there! And if
you’ve been wanting to go to the United Kingdom, this tour’s for you …
You might even discover the Holy Grail!
You ever heard the story that Jesus really didn’t die on the cross? I was waiting outside this coffee shop one time and had this conversation:
Hey, how’s it going?
Oh pretty good.. I’m blessed today. (me)
Blessed? You believe in Jesus don’t ya?
Well sure, Uh.. Yeah..
I don’t believe in Jesus.
See.. I know what really happened.
Let me tell ya a story:
Those guys’ back then in Iraq. They were monk’s and stuff. They were good at meditating and could put themselves into a deep trance. You know what I mean?
They would get so deeply into a trance that it would literally mimic death.
See, that’s what Jesus did.
When he saw the coming horrifing death he came up with this plan. He was a young dude and starting to get famous but he was tired of the limelight. So when they nailed him up he started meditating…And went into a deep trance.
They thought he was dead.
They took him down off the cross and put him in that rich guy’s tomb. He was all part of the plan you see.
Now, the diciples didnt’ know what was up. When they discovered what had happened they met with Jesus over at Peter’s crib.
They told him:
Jesus, if you don’t get the heck out of town right now they are going to cut your freakin’ HEAD OFF!
They snuck him off to Somalia somewhere and hid him out. He slowly assimilated back into society there and lived out the rest of his years.
You ever heard a story like that?
Hey, I’m quoting his story almost verbatim. Sure I used a little creative license but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. It’s a strange world huh?
Well we all got problems don’t we? A quick surf of the net or a newscast on TV will abundantly confirm this.
I like to ponder stuff you know? I like to try and “figure it all out”. And wonder what a “Higher Power” should be doing about all this. He is supposed to be all powerful right? Can’t He fix this world that we humans have totally screwed up?
Or is it up to us? Religious people tend to be just trying to hold on until they get to the great by and by. Right? I mean, I have heard it said. “This is not our home, our home is in heaven”
Jesus is coming, right? Could be today! But, what if it’s not for another 50 millennia? Hey, that’s a long time. There’s gonna be a lot of generations of people that have to try and make due until they get to heaven. Meanwhile the world get’s worse.
Big Global Problems
- Hunger and malnutrition
- Climate Change
- Financial instability
- Water and Sanitation
- Subsidies and Trade Barriers
- Communicable diseases
- Governance and corruption
What a list. those are real problems. Who is gonna fix this mess?
I have heard Bible teachers say that this “fallen world is too far gone to be fixed. It will take a complete regeneration from God to fix this. ”
Maybe. But, perhaps talking about it would help to get ideas to give the Big Guy a hand in it. Most of us have children and grandchildren right? Each of us do our part?
I’m just a middle aged hipster. I probably got a few years before I go to the pearly gates. Perhaps, there is SOMETHING I could do to make a difference here and now. You dig?
Christians hate the Harry Potter books. It’s undeniable. Just look at the media reports about how Christian parents around the country are trying to get the book banned from libraries and schools.
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So, what’s the deal?
Should Christian’s hate Harry? Is that guy gonna bring down hellfire on society.. Lead millions of pre-teens to a everlasting vacation home at the lake of fire?
Do Christian’s really need to go to war with things?
Haha…That’s an idea for another post.. 🙂
Right now were talking about Harry – The teenage wizard guy. The magic he does is “satanic” if I’m not mistaken. Black cat’s, ghost’s, haunted houses and evil tree’s and all that. DEVIL stuff.
Then there’s the Twilight Saga Do Christian’s hate that too?
J. K. Rowling is raking in the millions because she made a deal with the devil. -They met at the crossroads.
Wait, that’s an idea for another post! I’m having a real brainstorm moment here.
Hey, it’s gettin’ kinda stupid…. Do you agree? Come on… Let’s dance.