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Polishing Diamonds

7 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

Bringing out the inner potential within ourselves and our children.

Please R.S.V.P.

7 hours agoReligion / Judaism :

The plague of not responding to invitations. It’s more serious than you think.

Consciousness cannot liberate itself from the finite

For Buddhism, nature or the world of samsara is mortal, incomplete and dependent. It does not exist by itself. It totally lacks its own nature or its own power. In cannot posit itself. Our psychophysical body (the five skandhas) is....

Getting beyond dependent originations

Beginners should learn, first of all, that dependent origination only relates to conditioned reality, the world they are living in. On the other hand, nirvana only relates to unconditioned, non-empirical reality. Nirvana is the logical counterpart of dependent origination, of...

Do You Seek Help Of God?

Do you seek help of God? If yes, then you are first a believer in God & second you depend on God's grace in your life. Believing in God & Depending on God is good as then you are connecting yourself directly with the marvel of this infinite existence. Show More Summary

A Year After Giving Atheism a Try, Former Pastor Ryan Bell Admits: “I Don’t Think That God Exists”

It was almost a year ago when Ryan Bell, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced that he would "try on" atheism and "live as if there is no God" for 12 months. I didn't agree with his methodology at the time. Show More Summary

Saint John’s Day Blessing of Wine

One revered custom of the Christmas season is the blessing of wine on the Feast of Saint John during the Christmas Octave. The instructions for the blessing state that after the last Gospel, the priest bless the wine in honor of Saint John, who without detriment, drank the poisoned wine proffered by his enemies. Show More Summary

What Chinese Christians Got For Christmas: Another Police-State Crackdown on Their Faith

There's little or no freedom of religion for Chinese Christians:Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in the eastern city of Wenzhou welded some pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the topShow More Summary

Lessons from the Mahabharata – Dr S Radhakrishnan

17 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

The Mahabharata insists on integrity. It is never right to do wrong. “Whatever you sow,... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Mauritanian Man to Be Put to Death for Allegedly Insulting Islam’s Prophet

As we've seen before, Mauritania is one of the worst countries in the world for freethinkers. Here's another shameful notch in the nation's belt:A court in Mauritania on Thursday sentenced a man to death for “insulting” the founder of...Show More Summary

Indian Tribe Erects “Jesus Christ is Lord on the Crow Nation” Sign

In a move that would be right at home in the GOP, the Crow Nation tribe last year passed a resolution "proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord":The Crow Constitution protects "full exercise of religion," but, unlike the U.S. Constitution, does...Show More Summary

Was your Christmas Mass anything like this?

A friend of mine, a Parish Priest in the Archdiocese of Westminster, sent me a link to this video earlier today. It is an extract from the 1944 film Christmas Holiday starring Deanna Durbin and shows part of a Christmas Mass. It wasShow More Summary

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 28, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

20 hours agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, December 28, 2014 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Accused of “Riling Up Christians” with Christmas Day Tweet About Isaac Newton

On Christmas Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted this gem: It quickly became his most retweeted message ever, and many accused him of "riling up Christians."That's completely absurd.

NBC Wonders Why Physicians Don’t Rely More on the “Power of Prayer”

Earlier this week, NBC News considered the pressing problem of physicians relying on medical knowledge alone rather than also incorporating pleas for supernatural intercession into their treatment plans.You see, doctors don't get everything right all the time; therefore, we need God in the mix. Show More Summary

Reviving the Role of the Masjid | Part 2 | Dr Hatem Al Haj

| Part 1 | Written by Dr. Hatem AlHaj II.      We need to build them correctly By building them correctly, I don't mean making them fancy and luxurious. In fact, there are strict warnings against this in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. Show More Summary

Community Development for the Unmosqued – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

I read an interesting article recently by Mohamed Abdul-Azeez, the former head of the Salam Center in Sacramento on the “Crisis of Imams in America” Due to the way Muslim communities have been developed, the challenges they face are different from that of other faith communities. Show More Summary

Shipping the Gospel

The relative sophistication of ancient travel is a key to the spread of the gospel. In the US today, most church planters estimate they need at least five years to establish a new church and perhaps four decades to establish a network like Vineyard or Acts 29. Show More Summary

Review of Hasan-Rokem and Gruenwald (eds.) Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews

BOOK REVIEW IN THE FORWARD : Reconsidering Louis Ginzberg's Legendary 'Legends of the Jews' Enduring Lovability of 6-Volume Paean to Heroes (Benjamin Iwry).Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsiderededited...Show More Summary

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