198 results for 'religion'
...we may believe in democracy, Christianity and so forth, but this doesn’t exalt the American right to presume that the world must accept those same beliefs, if they did accept these principals; it would be under the barrel of a gun. This union would become a tainted kind of government / religion as if they were made to marry someone under the threat of being shot. Duress makes for a bad relationship during married life and if we are to mingle with the Iraqi people under these pressurized conditions it would be certain that Iraqis will resist democracy at all cost to preserve the... (more)
...has nothing to do with Jesus!” This is how the public has always reacted to the COG.
It’s upsetting and so it’s dismissed outright as not actually Christian. It’s a quick effort to make sense of it. That is how we deal with things we don’t like in religion. We reject all unpleasant elements as being frauds. Calling for the death of a teacher because she agreed to name a teddy bear Muhammad? That isn’t actually Muslim. The wide spread molestation of boys by priests? That isn’t actually Catholicism. The institutionalized and systematic ... (more)
...from this century, that's for sure. I am not trying to be sacrilegious here. I believe in God and I amm a big fan of Jesus. I was raised Catholic. I saw Hairâ twice and actually sat through "The Passion" even though I knew the ending. People will be upset over this article, because religion is a very sensitive subject. I know enough to avoid the topic at parties, believe me. Many of my friends are Jews, Scientologists, Atheists, Buddhists, Amway Sales People, Members of the Raider Nation -- even Ignostics (thatâ€™s the religion where you think there's a higher power but are... (more)
...my strip dreidel game ended last night with my pants off, the holiday cheer rages on for most of the city. The spiked apple cider is broowing, zig-zag wrappers now come in Christmas colors, and the dwarf-sized skating rink in Santa Monica is open for business. But the holidays, whatever your religion, are about presents â€“ getting or giving. This weekend only, youâ€™ll be able to get your fix at the Eco Gift Shopping Festival, taking place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street. Doors are open from 9-8 on Saturday, and 9-5 on Sunday. Whether youâ€™re... (more)
...(a key primary state) the mud slingers are out in full force, anonymous e-mails and letters dropped into mailboxes around the state declaring Hillary Clinton a lesbian, and having an affair with one of her aids. In another mass mailing the â€œdark secretsâ€ of Mitt Romneyâ€™s religion came into play, and in yet another mud slinging attempt at dehumanizing a candidate, Barack Obama was accused of being a Muslim extremist, while Rudy Giulianiâ€™s wife supported the killing of â€œinnocent puppiesâ€. Of course the candidates themselves deserve some of the blame. ... (more)
... accept and comply to please those who we view as people who love us or donâ€™t love us. We continue our growth process by listening to those who have power and authority over us and take those words as the truth. Our siblings, friends, pastors, teachers, community, society, government, religion, all those labels and expectations we take in as truth because we believe in the authority who gives them to us. We become who they tell us we are because we give those who believe they are the authority the power over us. We learn that authority is the truth, instead of making Truth... (more)
... most of her time praying and gives entire devotion to god. As for Juliet Hulme, she is Anne Perry, a well-known crime fiction writer living in Scotland. She sold more than 3 million of her books in America. She has kept her religious principles as well and dedicates most her time to the Mormon religion and on her writings. After almost 50 years, they have rebuilt a new life. Anne Perry declared that religion helped her to be forgiven for this dreadful event and that she has long since paid her dues. This case was an unusual one at that time. It was rare that two young girls committed... (more)
...of money corrupts, well, a lot. How do you stop that corruption? Well, maybe people should be given something to stop or clean the rust oxydizing over their gleaming metal that is their brains, like training on good judgement, prudence, wisdom, that sort of thing? Now, I am not talking religion here: that first of all is a matter of one's faith, not their judgement, and second of all that has not been doing very well on the corruption front, either (witness the Roman Catholic Church, and Christian evangelicals like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart, among others too numerous to count).... (more)
... consensus on a variety of topic is and whether or not there is substantiating evidence for me to also either support that consensus or go against it. I don't have a consistent view on anything and I'm not ashamed of that. At any given point in time I may feel strongly about topics such as religion. Sometimes I am against the hypocrisy that can be found in the actions of people who practice that religion. At other times, I am for the institution of religion because of the good that has come about due to those individuals who believe very strongly in what it is that they practice-i.e.... (more)
... human race) are headed in the direction of civil humanistic values. Does God truly exist and if so how do we find him, submit to him, and worship him? I for one certainly believe that he (God) does exist, yet to prove it to another human being is sometimes next to impossible. There are so many religions to chose from with only one said to be the right one in which God is said to except, indicating the rest of these religions is man made and therefore rejected by God. Although the world has progressed in just about every area of the modern civilizations we have not grown in the area of... (more)