Since being home for the holidays, I’ve had three people from my high school class message me on facebook and ask if I’d like to go grab coffee/beer and talk about my beliefs. This is nothing new. The problem is that I’ve found that more often than not, “Let’s meet because I’m curious about your views” is synonymous for, “Let’s meet in private so I can waste your time without penalty” or, “Let’s meet in private so I can throw a myriad of muddy arguments at the wall and hope one of them sticks.” To avoid this, I’ve developed a list of requirements for meeting anybody to talk about god, and I thought I’d share them. Conversations are a two way street in which both participants need to be willing to alter their position if it makes sense to do so. Conversations are what I want to be involved in.
My requirements to talk religion
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Drifting towards atheism: the Washington Post's overview map The Washington Post has produced six massively detailed maps showing the religious make-up of America. The main map is above – if you want to enlarge it you'll have to click through to the Post's report here. The author/analyst, Niraj Chokshi, has uncovered some fascinating material – most of it lurking in the 2010 US Religion Census (data submitted by congregations, not the official US Census) but so much more surprising set out in map form. Did you know there are – possibly – now more religious Muslims than religious Jews in Florida? We're in difficult territory here because the US census isn't allowed to ask people their religious affiliation. There are still more Jews than Muslims in Florida, loosely defined; these figures measure Judaism as a religion. Again, click through to the Washington Post for an interactive map. You think Protestantism is holding its ground? Here's Bill Maher exulting over the trend:
Lots of atheists, more Muslims, fewer Christians and Jews: this is the new America
The world's most and least religiously diverse countries may not be quite what you think, judging by an extensive report by Pew, from April 2014, that scores and ranks countries on religious diversity by indexing survey data with a mathematical model. The results, to be honest, really surprised me. Here's the data mapped out, with the most religiously diverse countries in blue and the least diverse in yellow: Religious diversity by country, as measured by Pew's Religious Diversity Index. Click to enlarge. The three most religiously diverse countries all turn out to be in East Asia: Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The least religiously diverse countries are easier to spot, and are typically dominated by a large Muslim majority: that band of yellow from Morocco, across North Africa and Middle East, all the way to Pakistan. The US is not as religiously diverse as you might think It's a common refrain of conservative Christian Americans that "the US is a Christian country."
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Background Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether", and it entered the language of theosophy through H. P. Blavatsky, who characterized it as a sort of life force; she also referred to "indestructible tablets of the astral light" recording both the past and future of human thought and action, but she did not explicitly identify these as "akashic" in nature. The notion of an akashic record is attributed to Alfred Percy Sinnett, who, in his book Esoteric Buddhism (1884), wrote of a Buddhist belief in "a permanency of records in the Akasa" and "the potential capacity of man to read the same." By C. Accounts of purported akashic access Readings of the akashic record were central to theosophist writings, but also appear in writings of other related figures. Alice A. "The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Levi H. See also References
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Credo ut intelligam (lat., „ich glaube, damit ich erkennen kann“) ist eine Kurzformulierung für ein theologisch-philosophisches Programm von Anselm von Canterbury (1033–1109), mit dem er den Glauben rational begründen will, ohne dabei diese Begründung zur Bedingung für den Glauben zu machen. Sie ist in Anlehnung und Kontrast zum theologischen Ansatz credo quia absurdum („ich glaube, weil es widersinnig ist“) formuliert (der früher Tertullian oder Augustin zugeschrieben wurde), und setzt einen ähnlichen Ansatz Augustins fort (Credimus, ut cognoscamus, „wir glauben, um zu erkennen“). Das Programm credo, ut intelligam ist grundlegend für die Scholastik geworden. Die Schrift Proslogion, in der dieses Programm aufgestellt wird, enthält philosophisch-theologisch argumentierende Teile wie auch Abschnitte in Gebetsform. Ausgangspunkt des Werkes ist aber das berühmt gewordene "unum argumentum" ("das eine Argument"), mit dem Anselm zu beweisen sucht, Siehe auch[Bearbeiten]
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Gesù racconta questa parabola per insegnare che i credenti debbono perdonare sempre il proprio prossimo, quando questi si pente e chiede perdono della sua mala azione. Allora Pietro gli si avvicinò e gli disse: «Signore, se il mio fratello commette colpe contro di me, quante volte dovrò perdonargli? Fino a sette volte?». Per questo, il regno dei cieli è simile a un re che volle regolare i conti con i suoi servi. Appena uscito, quel servo trovò uno dei suoi compagni, che gli doveva cento denari. Visto quello che accadeva, i suoi compagni furono molto dispiaciuti e andarono a riferire al loro padrone tutto l'accaduto. Sdegnato, il padrone lo diede in mano agli aguzzini, finché non avesse restituito tutto il dovuto.
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There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve. People not yet sufficiently convinced of this statement could understand it to be meant comparatively only. But for those who are familiar with this phenomenon, it is a reality. If fear and anxiety radiates from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity. Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 56 – Die Erkenntnis der Seele und des Geistes – Berlijn, December 12, 1907 (page 145) Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger Like this: Like Loading...
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Editor’s note: The following talk, originally titled “Remembering Who We Are and the Story We Belong To,” was delivered October 19, 2016 at the 2016 Bishops’ Symposium co-sponsored by the USCCB Committee on Doctrine and the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and is published here with permission of the author. Much of what I say today you probably already know. But that doesn’t prevent a good discussion, so I hope you’ll bear with me. As I sat down to write my talk last week, a friend emailed me a copy of a manuscript illustration from the thirteenth century. It’s a picture of Mary punching the devil in the nose. She doesn’t rebuke him. When most Catholics think about Mary, we have one of two images in our heads: the virginal Jewish teen from Galilee who says yes to God’s plan; or the mother of Jesus, the woman of mercy and tenderness, “our life, our sweetness and our hope.” And in doing that, she reminds us of the great line from C.S. St. So be it: Amen.
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Testimonies Among the books which Romanitas Press has reprinted which teaches us something new concerning the liturgy, surely The Liturgical Altar by Geoffrey Webb stands out as a timely teaching tool for those who are seeking out a better understanding of the altar and its surroundings. As the demand for the Traditional Latin Mass continues to steam forward in the U.S. and around the world, the faithful have also responded with hunger for a better comprehension of not only the prayers they hear at Mass, but also the sights they see. Why is an altar necessary? This book, through text, line drawings, and photographs will give you a clear picture what an altar is supposed to look like. Every detail is covered—from the rubrics to the history of the altar, it is all here in this handy little volume. Buy one for yourself and one for your priest. review from A Catholic Life blogspot > It is excellent that this book has been brought back into print.
The Liturgical Altar; Geoffrey Webb; Romanitas Press
I anmälan skriver föräldern att skolan inte tagit hänsyn till protesterna och familjen vill kunna delta i barnets avslutningar utan att känna sig diskriminerade. Den svenska skolan är icke-konfessionell vilket innebär att det inte får förekomma religiösa inslag i utbildningen eller religiös påverkan i skolan. Det går dock, enligt Skolverket, bra att ha skolavslutning i kyrkan om den utformas så att tonvikten ligger på traditioner, högtidlighet och den gemensamma samvaron. Det får dock inte förekomma några religiösa inslag som bön, välsignelse eller trosbekännelse. Så här jobbar DN med kvalitetsjournalistik: uppgifter som publiceras ska vara sanna och relevanta.
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