Religion in the Modern World

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tips on how to get to heaven

All religious beliefs it seems, center around achieving the ultimate goal of spending eternity with the head honcho in some form of paradise. In this post we will simply call that paradise heaven. Probably the most striking aspect of when someone tells me that their particular religion holds within... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What would a world dominated by Christianity be like?

The truth of the matter is that we will never know. Aside from the wishful thinking of a few fervent followers of faith, Christianity is not sweeping the globe and soon to envelope it in the warm embrace of the word of Jesus. (that is a condensed paraphrase of the some of the contentions I have read... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

There is only the natural world

The term supernatural pertains to a level of existence beyond the scientifically visible universe. Religious miracles are typically perceived to be supernatural, as are spells and curses, divination, the belief that there is an afterlife and innumerable other beliefs. Supernatural beliefs have... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A list of unanswered questions

Who did Adam and Eve's children marry? What did the carnivores on the Ark eat? Why did Jesus need to take his body with him when he was resurrected? How can a designer be referred to as "intelligent" when so many species have become extinct from natural causes? Why are some things in the bible okay,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Re: Re: ash_pradhan - Re: We are all learning...

A response to your comment which is found: HERE The first thing I would like to say is that in principle, I completely agree with the sentiments you are expressing in your take on "why can't we all just get along". There are however some realities that you are not considering and a number of things... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Don't club them too hard when they first arrive

If there is one lesson I learned the hard way it is that persons new to Blogit quite often have yet to develop their "cybor skin". Awhile back, a young lady arrived here intent on spreading the sacred word. One of the first things she did was stop into this blog and drop a few hallelujahs. Is it not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Manifest destiny comes in handy

The origins of the term "Manifest Destiny" is attributed to 19th century American journalist John L. O'Sullivan when he wrote in reference to the annexation of Texas: (paraph.) "... God ("Providence") had given the United States a mission to spread republican democracy ("the great experiment of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Those pesky little aliens and their anal probes

Back about 15 years ago, alien abductions were at their peak. Those pesky little aliens seemed to be grabbing people while they slept in their beds every second day back then. Taking them to the mothership, subjecting them to medical experiments, wiping their memories of the event clean, then... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I hate being the only one laughing

This past weekend, while visiting a friend's house, we wandered into the basement playroom to be introduced to the young grandchildren. Little tykes of 3, 5 and 6 years of age were sitting around the TV watching an old Garfield video. You know Garfield, the orange, smart alec cat that thinks the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Don't you ever ask yourself these tough questions?

The vast majority of believers on this planet, think that God is not only conscious but deliberate in his actions. As to what extent this conscious omnipotent being is willing to determine all outcomes is the only variant to this notion. Some believe that all outcomes in all of existence throughout... Sign in to see full entry.

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