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God, the Devil, & the Chosen

No matter how hard we, as human beings, try, it is impossible to know the thoughts and thought processes of God. But, that does not stop us from trying. This is another such attempt. If God were to present himself in human form, where, and among which people would he go. As the Messiah, where …

Written by August 13th, 2020 Religion & Spirituality

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Why Do People Believe in Space & Aliens?

All of modern science, especially astronomy, and physics place humans and earth in a universe which is endless, and one that creates the possibility of alien civilizations. The more of these ideas are accepted by people, the less likely they are to believe in God. If you believe there is no space, or that the …

Written by December 9th, 2020 Religion & Spirituality
Detail - "Temptation of Christ" (1872) by Vasily Surikov

God, the Devil, & the Chosen

No matter how hard we, as human beings, try, it is impossible to know the thoughts and thought processes of God. But, that does not stop us from trying. This is another such attempt. If God were to present himself in human form, where, and among which people would he go. As the Messiah, where …

Written by August 13th, 2020 Religion & Spirituality
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God of the Pigeons

I have pet pigeons. They do not understand their relationship with me. Nor do they understand what I do when I am around them. What I do is good for them. It is for their benefit. But, they do not know. I provide them pigeon feed and fresh water every day. I have built them …

Written by July 16th, 2020 Religion & Spirituality
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Love What You Do

Once of the most trite cliches is ‘Do what you love’, which is almost impossible for most people to do, and make a living. Some people are lucky enough, and work hard enough to get to a point where they can make a living doing what they love, but for the overwhelming majority of people, …

Written by July 16th, 2020 Society & Politics

Dogs Don’t Care What Color Their Owners Are

There is a common argument about the evils of racism, and it states… Dogs don’t care what color their owner is. At first blush, the rhetoric is convincing, but it certainly does not stand up to scrutiny. Dogs—in fact, animals in general—do not have enough powers of discernment to correctly judge a person. Sure, they …

Written by May 21st, 2020 Society & Politics

Who Were the Desert Fathers

The Desert Fathers were hermits, monks, and ascetics who lived mostly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century AD. They were the first Christian hermits who gave up their worldly good, abandoned the pagan cities of the time, and lived in solitude. The Desert Fathers had a profound impact on how …

Written by April 28th, 2020 Religion & Spirituality

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