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Grilled Cheesus. "Grilled Cheesus" was watched by 11.20 million US viewers, and was the second most watched scripted show of the week among adults aged 18–49. It received mixed reviews, with Colfer and O'Malley receiving critical acclaim, and several reviewers praising Glee for successfully balancing opposing viewpoints. However, other reviewers criticized the episode for its lack of subtlety, and Lisa Respers France of CNN denounced "Grilled Cheesus" as an Emmy-submission showpiece for Colfer. Plot[edit] Glee club co-captain Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) believes he has found the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich, he asks for three prayers to be granted: for the school football team to win a game, for his girlfriend Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) to let him touch her breasts, and for him to be reinstated as quarterback.

Finn's remaining prayers also come true. Production[edit] Music[edit] Zap2it's Carina Adly MacKenzie commented positively on Michele's "beautiful" rendition of "Papa, Can You Hear Me? " Mysticism. Numinous. Arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring Numinous () is a term derived from the Latin numen, meaning "arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring.

"[1] The term was given its present sense by the German theologian and philosopher Rudolf Otto in his influential 1917 German book The Idea of the Holy. He also used the phrase mysterium tremendum as another description for the phenomenon. Otto's concept of the numinous influenced thinkers including Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, and C. Etymology[edit] Numinous was derived in the 17th century from the Latin numen, meaning a "deity or spirit presiding over a thing or space Rudolf Otto[edit] The word was given its present sense by the German theologian and philosopher Rudolf Otto in his influential 1917 book Das Heilige, which appeared in English as The Idea of the Holy in 1923.[2] Later use of the concept[edit] Here words fail.

See also[edit] References and notes[edit] Further reading[edit] Religious experience. A religious experience (sometimes known as a spiritual experience, sacred experience, or mystical experience) is a subjective experience which is interpreted within a religious framework. The concept originated in the 19th century, as a defense against the growing rationalism of western society. William James popularised the concept.

Many religious and mystical traditions see religious experiences (particularly that knowledge that comes with them) as revelations caused by divine agency rather than ordinary natural processes. They are considered real encounters with God or gods, or real contact with higher-order realities of which humans are not ordinarily aware.[3] Skeptics or scientists may hold that religious experience is an evolved feature of the human brain amenable to normal scientific study. [note 1] The commonalities and differences between religious experiences across different cultures have enabled scholars to categorize them for academic study.[4] History[edit] Origins[edit]

Different forms of Religious Experience | a2-level-level-revision, religious-studies, philosophy-religion, religious-experience, different-forms-religious-experience. Visions A vision experience can happen when a person is awake or in a dream St Teresa of Avila having ‘inner visions’ of Christ i.e. intellectual visions which are seen with the mind as opposed to the eyes. She described how she could not discern the ‘form’ of the vision but she was aware Jesus was there The Prophet Muhammad receiving the Qur’an from the Angel Jibrail was a vision experience Imaginative visions are those who occur in dreams such as when Joseph, while engaged to Mary, had a dream telling him not to be afraid of marrying Mary, even though she was pregnant and he was not the father Voices St Teresa offered two tests to determine whether these experiences were genuine: does it fit in with Christian teachings?

She suggested that if the experience did not have these effects it was a sign that the experience was not from god but from the devil i.e. if someone claims that God is telling them to kill someone then this is not from God because murder goes against Christian teaching. Jesus Christ seen in dental x-rays by Arizona woman in pre-Easter surprise. Kym Ackerman saw Jesus in x-ray of left-side molar at dentist in FlagstaffAckerman, 32, pointed the special tooth out to both dentist and hygienistShe plans to frame the x-ray and keep the molar and her mouth cavity-free By Evan Bleier For Published: 15:41 GMT, 4 April 2015 | Updated: 17:44 GMT, 5 April 2015 An Arizona woman got an early Easter surprise when she saw what she believes to be the image of Jesus Christ in her dental x-rays during a check-up last month.

Kym Ackerman saw the son of God in an x-ray of one her left-side molars when she went for a dental check-up in Flagstaff on March 25. Ackerman, 32, spotted the image and pointed it out to both the dentist and hygienist. Scroll down for video Kym Ackerman saw Jesus in an x-ray of her molars when she went for dental a check-up in Flagstaff, Arizona Ackerman, 32, plans to frame the x-ray and keep the special molar and her mouth free of cavities in the future 'I said to the hygienist, "That looks crazy! 'You can see him. Religious Experience: An introduction | That Religious Studies Website. Information: This article gives a brief review of matters related to religious experience, in particular from the Christian theological perspective. A version of this article was originally published on the website

Introduction 'This is not a journey for the feet; the feet bring us only from land to land... you must close the eyes and call instead upon another vision which is to be waked within you, a vision, the birth-right of all, which few turn to use.' (Plotinus, The Enneads) A religious experience is when a person believes they have had an experience of God, or another religious figure. Religious experiences can range from God actually speaking to a person, to someone being aware of God's presence, to an experience of another religious figure, or even a miracle.

Therefore, religious experiences are not easily categorised as one thing or another. Religious experiences should be distinguished from paranormal events. When and where do religious experiences occur? Visions. Avision consists of something seen other than by ordinary sight. Throughout the centuries, mystics, prophets, and ordinary people from all religions have experienced visions from their deities or higher levels of consciousness that have informed them, warned them, or enlightened them.

From Genesis to Revelation in the Bible, God uses visions and dreams as a principal means of communicating with his prophets and his people. In Numbers 12:6, God declares, "If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make Myself known to him in a vision and speak to him in a dream. " And in Joel 2:28: "And it shall come to pass afterward that I shall pour out my spirit upon flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

" Roman Catholic scholarship holds that there are two kinds of visions. One is the imaginative vision, in which the object seen is but a mental concept of symbol, such as Jacob's Ladder leading up to heaven. Science/Nature | God on the Brain. Why do people experience religious visions? BBC Two's Horizon suggests that in some cases the cause may be a strange brain disorder. Controversial new research suggests that whether we believe in a God may not just be a matter of free will. Scientists now believe there may be physical differences in the brains of ardent believers.

Inspiration for this work has come from a group of patients who have a brain disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy. In a minority of patients, this condition induces bizarre religious hallucinations - something that patient Rudi Affolter has experienced vividly. Despite the fact that he is a confirmed atheist, when he was 43, Rudi had a powerful religious vision which convinced him he had gone to hell. "I was told that I had gone there because I had not been a devout Christian, a believer in God.

Clinical evidence Gwen Tighe also has the disorder. "She said, isn't it nice to be part of the holy family? Head trauma. Religious%20Experience. Revelation%20through%20Scripture. Religious Experience. Tuesday, January 27, 2009 PrintEmailTweet This! Save to Favorites DEFINING A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE 1. An experience with religious significance e.g. the act of worship in a religious setting 2. A person’s experience of something or a presence beyond themselves RICHARD SWINBURNE Swinburne classified five types of religious experience: PUBLIC 1. PRIVATE 3. WILLIAM JAMES William James defined Mysticism as: ‘feelings, acts and experiences of individual men in their solitude of whatever they consider to be the divine’ In ‘The Varieties of Religious Experience’ James categorised those forms of religious experience that cannot be explained using normal language: 1.

William James argued that religious experiences can range from experiences that have little religious significance to those that are completely life changing. FREUD Freud offered a secular explanation for religious experience. ? The weakness of Marxism is that people have at least as much self-interest as they do altruism.