The Human Paradox. Blog. So your response to Tuesday’s post was so kind and encouraging. Thank you. It really means the world to know I’m not alone, that many of us are wandering this religious wilderness together, taking it one step at a time. That said, this has been a painful few weeks, and I think I’ve felt some (self-inflicted) pressure to speak from that pain rather than listen to it.
So I find myself second-guessing the “leaving evangelicalism” language, not because it’s an inaccurate representation of what I’m experiencing, but because I don’t want anyone to think for a moment that this means walking away from the many, many people who identify as evangelical whom I love and respect very much. I have no interest in breaking fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ, be they Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Mennonite progressive or evangelical.
I guess I just convinced myself that if I let go of the investment I have in the evangelical community, this alienation wouldn’t hurt as much. Rach. Searching for answers and trying to find the truth. Scotteriology.
Pastafarian: Official drivers license pic with colander as headgear. Babasko over on BB Submitterator writes: “Austrian atheism activist Niko Alm managed to convince the Viennese DVA to accept a photo of him wearing a cullander[sic].
The only exception to be allowed to wear headgear in those fotos are headdresses that are worn because of religious reasons. He claimed to be a Pastafarian. And that he had to wear the IKEA cullander[sic] for religoius reasons.” Pastafarian! Highly amusing. Life's Extremes: Pathological Liar vs. Straight Shooter. In this weekly series, LiveScience examines the psychology and sociology of opposite human behavior and personality types.
Lying — like it or not — is a part of everyday life. Most of us will bend the truth every now and then, with even the most honest person telling the occasional "white lie" to avoid hurting someone else's feelings. Yet some people, called pathological liars, utter untruths constantly and for no clear reason. Their behavior confounds scientists and oftentimes themselves. "Pathological liars have a pattern of frequent, repeated and excessive lies or lying behavior for which there is no apparent benefit or gain for the liar," said Charles Dike, clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University and medical director of the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital.
On the opposite end of the spectrum are those rare individuals who might be described as "pathological truth-tellers. " Liar, liar A mind for facts Natural born liars.
CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs. Robert Lanza, M.D.: Five Reasons You Won't Die. We've been taught we're just a collection of cells, and that we die when our bodies wear out.
End of story. I've written textbooks showing how cells can be engineered into virtually all the tissues and organs of the human body. But a long list of scientific experiments suggests our belief in death is based on a false premise, that the world exists independent of us − the great observer. Here are five reasons you won't die. Reason One. "It will remain remarkable," said Eugene Wigner, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "in whatever way our future concepts may develop, that the very study of the external world led to the conclusion that the content of the consciousness is an ultimate reality. " Consider the uncertainty principle, one of the most famous and important aspects of quantum mechanics. Death doesn't exist in a timeless, spaceless world. Reason Two. Think of the 20-watts of energy as simply powering a projector.
Man Rule. Consciousness. JESUS COMPLEX: Is Jesus God? Jesus Complex Have you ever met a man who is the center of attention wherever he goes?
Some mysterious, indefinable characteristic sets him apart from all other men. Well, that’s the way it was two thousand years ago with Jesus Christ. But it wasn’t merely Jesus’ personality that captivated those who heard him. Those who witnessed his words and life tell us that something about Jesus of Nazareth was different from all other men. Jesus’ only credentials were himself. Yet Jesus’ greatness was obvious to all those who saw and heard him. It was primarily Jesus’ unique claims that caused him to be viewed as a threat by both the Roman authorities and the Jewish hierarchy. What was it about Jesus Christ that made the difference? These questions get to the heart of who Jesus really was. After carefully examining Jesus’ life and words, former Cambridge professor and skeptic, C. Click here to continue reading about “Is Jesus God?”