Love my enemy? That seems so far beyond what I can muster. I am prone to act in unloving ways toward others different from myself. Politics separates us. Faith does too. Facts I choose to believe (Science or denial) put's almost insurmountable barriers between us.
"Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked 'Which one wins?' I answer, the one I feed the most." Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Chief
Treason: "Action or inaction to desecrate and subvert an Allegiance."
Deliberate argumentative fabrication in the face of truth is sin. Slothful thinking - for instance using biblical allegory as a basis for thinly veiled "scientific proofs" and the deliberate, incorrect interpretation of observable fact - is simply lying.
Recovery meetings are often an absent aspect of Church life. Why? Because messy people have messy problems and Churchy people not only design programs to be comfortable, they don't want to be involved with messy, uncomfortable situations.
A challenging meditation on objective truth. Particularly for thinking believers: How current scientific philosophy helps resolve how nature continues to witness for the presence of a Creator. "Take, for example, the mind-body problem, which addresses how matter generates mind, and especially conscious states."Scientific American, September 2009. John Horgan. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/pluralism-beyond-the-one-and-only-truth/ An interesting read. An example of … Continue reading “Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth” – The Science of Doubt and Dualism?
Would it be better to have not been born than to not respond to the message of Hope? Regarding those we love who live a life of death. Whom we pray for, cry over and carry a burden of great worry... A window into what a week in the "Prayer Life" with the Lord looks … Continue reading A Week In A Prayer Life – Meditation