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A Story of Dealing With Bitterness

By Coach Phatty, published on Sep 13, 2013

...the Koreans with a brutality that would sicken the strongest of stomachs. Their crimes against women and children were inhuman. Many Koreans live today with the physical and emotional scars from the Japanese occupation.

One group singled out for concentrated oppression was the Christians. When the Japanese army overpowered Korea one of the first things they did was board up the evangelical churches and eject most foreign missionaries. It has always fascinated me how people fail to learn from history. Conquering nations have consistently felt that shutting up churches would... (more)

Tags: japan, christians, Forgiveness, bitterness, forgive, koreans, korean church, korean christians, japanese christians

Big Hairy Audacious Dreaming

By Shane Joseph, published on Mar 23, 2013

...all mixed up and fixed solid; nothing can break it. That’s why it’s withstood 2000 years. And yet like a lonely concrete wall it is useless unless it props up a roof that can provide shelter to those who seek it.”

I once belonged to the largest religious denomination, the Christians (and I tested out four variants within that umbrella, including being baptized a Catholic). I now belong to the third largest (but growing) group – classified as non-believers. “Non-believer” is an oxymoron; we all believe in something. Even the most scientific among us ascribe that... (more)

Tags: christians, church, catholic, hand, francis, st. peter's, square, big, hairy, audacious, conclave, assisi, non-believer

Evil under the Mask of Faith

By Anastasia , published on Sep 13, 2012

...now in hiding. Their Muslim neighbours had already threatened to burn them alive. According to her father, an illiterate house painter, they were saying;

We are going to burn you inside the house. We are not going to spare you or your kids. Then we will burn the homes of the other Christians. Bring the girl and the family to us. We want to kill them.

This in the name of God. It’s all an excuse, of course, a reason for attacking Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian minority. It makes no difference that a local imam has been arrested, accused of fabricating evidence... (more)

Tags: terrorism, christians, pakistan, libya, persecution, islamic extremism, chris stevens, benghazi, religious intolerance

I Want To Be Jewish ... Too!

By Theresa H Hall, published on Apr 15, 2011

Ever since I was a tiny child I have longed to be Jewish during certain times of the year. Sitting on the dark wooden pew, I would gaze up at the altar and listen as the priest delivered his sermon. I always loved the story about Moses. How he was found as a baby, raised in the Pharaoh's household like a prince, only to discover that he was not related to them at all. Moses had a lot of courage, because soon he was encouraging the Hebrew slaves, his people, to dream about freedom.

"Being a huge admirer of Jesus, I often tried to envision Him partaking in the traditional dinners and coming... (more)

Tags: jesus, christians, jews, catholic, seder dinner, passover, hebrews, moses, gospel, old testament

Muslims Need To Ignore The Bait From Far Right

By Paul Wylie, published on Sep 7, 2010

... that took place in Kabul yesterday. Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult."

Muslims the world over believe that the Quran is the word of God, much like many Christians who believe the Bible to be God's literal writings. Imagine the furor and the uproar were a Muslim group to announce a Bible burning ceremony!

But herein lies the problem with groups such as Terry Jones' Dove World Outreach Center. Small minded and hate filled people seeking to ignite... (more)

Tags: religion, politics, christians, nato, opinion, quran, muslim, book burning, petraeus

The Secret Behind The Secret

By Credo, published on Jun 13, 2009

It suffices to say that weather or not Mr. Russell was or was not the leader or inventor of the JW he certainly was the catalysis that sparked its inception, concurrently this fact doesn’t take away from the article’s ("truth or dare") premise that religion as a whole is not a genuine product of God but rather the intentional invention of man. Nevertheless many of the symbols that are utilized by the JW’s Watch Tower has great significance as it relates to the freemasons, via symbols stemming from the secret societies freemasonry, for instance the cross and crown which is still displayed today... (more)

Tags: illuminati, christians, jehovah witnesses, freemasons, masonic order

My Karma Gave Your Dogma a Ride to the Vet

By Charles Harmison, published on Dec 4, 2006

...those childish schoolyard conflicts between peer groups. Is there really nothing left a person can do to define oneself but to grab on to a manufactured symbol, hold it up next to their face and say this is me, pointing back and forth between each? Today the Muslims hate the Jews and the Christians hate the Muslims and the Jews, well, hate the Jews and everyone pretty much hates the Christians but tomorrow it will all be different, well maybe everyone will still hate the Christians. But my point is, what does all this labeling and infighting accomplish for the betterment of humankind as ... (more)

Tags: humor, christians, philosophy, muslims, jews, hate, wars, labels

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