All Blog Posts Tagged 'spirit' (9)

On the Origins of Consumerism

"In the 1930s, Paul Mazure, a leading Wall Street banker working for Lehman Brothers, wrote: 'We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man's desires must overshadow his needs.'" 

(from the BBC film Century of the Self)



"By the 1950s, consumerism was thoroughly interwoven in the fabric of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 6, 2014 at 1:01am — 6 Comments

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Religious believe that science theory exists just to prove that God does not exist. Religious belief is also just a theory but not to the Fundi. Truly, belief and theory are synonymous. The fighting over what “nobody knows as fact” truly is a twilight zone script. This is a rhetorical battle of imagination where everyone loses and has for over 2500 years.  How long is it to continue? Do the religious realize that science is not fighting? Science simply goes about the daily business of…

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Added by sk1951 on January 17, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Prayer Warriors

A couple of prayer requests for the President came across my desk a few weeks ago. At first I just deleted them because they came from my religious friends and I didn’t want to offend them even though they probably never considered that the people on their mailing list may be of different religions or no religion at all.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Taking the Plunge

Once you've accepted Jesus into your heart, your next step is showing your obedience and symbolizing your rebirth through baptism.  The Christian denominations in which I grew up believed that baptism was only valid as a personal decision.  Some denominations practice infant baptism or sprinkling, but in the context of what I was taught that practice seems to have no significance whatsoever (except to…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 7, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Repeat After Me

Getting saved through Jesus Christ and receiving the Holy Spirit sounds like it would be a really big deal.  I mean, the sheer mechanics of opening up one's heart and having the Holy Spirit move in like a college kid moving into the dorms is difficult to wrap your head around.  Oddly enough, Christians seem to think it requires nothing more than the ability to repeat phrases told to you by another person.  This applies mainly to children who are too young to formulate a sentence based on the…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 6, 2011 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

Born Christian?

I was indoctrinated into Protestant Christianity from birth and accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior at the ripe old age of four.  I don't remember much about my childhood but I still remember that evening and the place of worship in Panama we called "The Home."  It wasn't a formal church and I imagine it was more like what you would have seen in the Apostle Paul's day where believers gathered in homes to praise god together through song and prayer.

The Home was situated either…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 5, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Human spirit, not God, will lift people of Iran

The tweets come from all over the world. Humanity is uniting. One tweet that stands out, “On 9/11 the world said we were Americans. Today, we're Iranians.” When times get hard, when it seems like there is no hope, the human spirit rises above everything else. It lifts those that are tired, it heals those that are wounded, and it cuts through differences to find common ground – freedom.



Read the article on Examiner.com…

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Added by V1ktor on June 21, 2009 at 4:39am — 2 Comments

Fruits of the Spirit

Come on over to Angie the Anti-Theist where I muse on the good old fruits, and how an atheist doesn't need any ghosts to be joyful, peaceful, loving, kind, good, patient, gentle, and self-controlled. Faithful is another story.

Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Who and What I Am

I Am Pagan.

As a Pagan I celebrate life, the earth, and I honor the Divine in the form of a goddess and a god. I am what is called "Solitary Eclectic Pagan." I do not follow any one tradition. I work with different deities from different pantheons and from other pathes.

As a Pagan I have my own beliefs and my own ways, and I have my own path to follow. I know longer walk the path that someone else have walked.

As a Pagan I respect Nature. I believe in the Triple Goddess of the… Continue

Added by Carrol Ray Pugh on February 15, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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