XoJane. "Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship.
As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal. " At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Yes, you read that right -- I was 10 years old. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable about thinking about death and stuff, but this speaks to me. A brilliant prompt on a guy seeing his wife and mother in hell while he's in heaven. : bestof. d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg (1312×863) Time travel possible, but only moving forwards, says Stephen Hawking. Requires "ultra-fast spaceships" Can only move forwards through time Doesn't fear "crank" label anymore Time-travel obsessive Stephen Hawking says he's no longer scared of being called a "crank" / AFP Source: AFP FAMED astrophysicist Stephen Hawking believes humans are capable of time travel.
Claiming he is not as concerned about being labelled crazy as he once was, Hawking has publicly aired his second startling theory in two weeks, after last week claiming it was "entirely reasonable" to assume aliens existed. Is Time Travel Real? Physicists Say It Happens All The Time. By: Adam Hadhazy, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor Published: 04/16/2012 12:32 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's Little Mysteries rates the plausibility of popular science fiction concepts.
In the first "Back to the Future" movie, all it took to travel through time was 1.21 gigawatts and a flux capacitor (packed into a DeLorean sports car for style points). d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg (1312×863) Raymond Moody. Where Good Grows - Recycle. WGG Use Terms These Use Terms form part of the Service’s Terms and incorporate WGG’s General Terms by reference.
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The latter involves "content" while the former involves "form". Although the term "thought disorder" can refer to either type, in common parlance it refers most often to a disorder of thought "form" also known as formal thought disorder.  Eugen Bleuler, who named schizophrenia, held that thought disorder was its defining characteristic. However, formal thought disorder is not unique to schizophrenia or psychosis.
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Rome, 2nd to 3rd century AD (Louvre Museum) The Mithraic Mysteries were a mystery religion practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to 4th centuries AD. The name of the Persian god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), adapted into Greek as Mithras, was linked to a new and distinctive imagery. Writers of the Roman Empire period referred to this mystery religion by phrases which can be anglicized as Mysteries of Mithras or Mysteries of the Persians; modern historians refer to it as Mithraism, or sometimes Roman Mithraism. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military. The Romans themselves regarded the mysteries as having Persian or Zoroastrian sources.
Dionysian Mysteries. The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state.
It also provided some liberation for those marginalized by Greek society: women, slaves and foreigners. In their final phase the Mysteries shifted their emphasis from a chthonic, underworld orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus changing his nature accordingly (similar to the change in the cult of Shiva). By its nature as a mystery religion reserved for the initiated, many aspects of the Dionysian cult remain unknown and were lost with the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism; our knowledge is derived from descriptions, imagery and cross-cultural studies. Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.
Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618. "The most private thing I'm willing to admit" - [X-Post from r/OKcupid] : Unexpected.
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It was part of a popular genre of biblical work, written to satisfy a hunger among early Christians for more miraculous and anecdotal stories of the childhood of Jesus than the Gospel of Luke provided. Later references by Hippolytus of Rome and Origen of Alexandria to a Gospel of Thomas are more likely to be referring to this Infancy Gospel than to the wholly different Gospel of Thomas with which it is sometimes confused. It would appear to be unrelated to the Canonical Gospels. 17thknight comments on CMV : I believe an alien spacecraft landed at Roswell.
Two-factor models of personality. Beginnings The Roman physician Galen mapped the four temperaments (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric and melancholic) to a matrix of hot/cold and dry/wet, taken from the four classical elements. Two of these temperaments, sanguine and choleric, shared a common trait: quickness of response (corresponding to "heat"), while the melancholic and phlegmatic shared the opposite, a longer response (coldness).
The melancholic and choleric, however, shared a sustained response (dryness), and the sanguine and phlegmatic shared a short-lived response (wetness). This meant that the choleric and melancholic both would tend to hang on to emotions like anger, and thus appear more serious and critical than the fun-loving sanguine, and the peaceful phlegmatic. Explain the various interpretations of Quantum Mechanics like you are a writer for Cracked.com : explainlikeIAmA. Karaoke Yoga - with Jennifer Pastiloff of Manifestation Yoga. Huffington PostKaraoke Yoga National Yoga Month: 7 Unconventional Types Of Yoga To Celebrate Karaoke Yoga, developed by Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Jennifer Pastiloff,gives people the opportunity to stretch their limbs and their vocal chords. The class is equipped with a TV screen to display song lyrics and, luckily for thosewith stage fright, there are no solo performances.
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