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  • @djcatholic wow that sounds like quite the experience. I hope you found a peaceful home since then. Thanks for sharing your story.  What is Christian meditation? I'm not sure I've heard of it, and quite honestly I've been wondering lately if meditat…
  • I struggle with how to teach Christianity to my children. I was raised to be Catholic by an atheist parent (strange, right) and was raised to question everything. So in adult life I searched a lot and studied most every religion out there. But only …
  • @spense88 thanks for explanation. One thing I have not understood clearly is how Jesus "died for our sins". I do understand how God sent Jesus to earth to aid us sinners and offer a gateway to our Father. And I understand how sometimes back then th…
  • These people who are only interested in the Bible and reject all other forms Christianity need to go back in a time capsule just a few hundred years to see what life was like. I'm sure bibles were hard to come by, cost a lot of money, and plenty of …
  • If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good g…
  • I think the Church has a right to oppose gay marriage within the church, but not within society.  Because "marriage" is not only a union for love, but also for legal rights.  Gay people exist, they love each other, they want to be married, and they …
  • @joshposh, so imagine all religion comes to an end. There is no religion. But then there is spirituality. Spiritual experiences exist and are real for people. Unless you have one of your own, you might think everyone else is just hallucinating.  The…
  • Well I wonder if education has something to do with this. By that I mean do the men realize there are options other than birth control - like the family planning method. Also do they realize that at the end, they can help prevent a pregnancy by not …
  • @djcatholic, how did you know the house was haunted? And what do you mean you let people experiment on their own? How? I am just curious. I never used to believe in things like that but nowadays I am staring to think all those things can be true. 
  • Maybe not obsolete, but more far removed. It is harder to connect with our spiritual need to be alone in God's presence, when we are surrounded with all the noise and confusion of the modern world. But I think that is why they say God gave the earth…
  • For me the most interesting is "ask and it shall be given". I grew up with a lot of lack, lack of possessions, lack of love, lack of peace, etc. I already had it ingrained in me to be a good person, not because it said so in the bible, but because i…
  • Does the bible say hell is eternal? I am starting to think Catholicism has a lot of answers hidden away in texts in the vatican library. Like where did they get the idea of purgatory from? If the Bible says nothing about it? It is like they have som…
  • @corzhens that is interesting that you say the people are successful because of the devil.  I too think that allegiance to the devil can bring some great wealth and success on the material plane. I think there is a "secret" to this life, and when yo…
  • I have studied a lot of religions, searching for truth. I always felt they all led to the same place. Strangely though, I never studied Christianity. To me it never really made sense, it felt like a fable, and it was not clear and easy to follow as …
  • I have thought and worried over this topic in the past. But my view has changed to now sort of believing that everything is predestined. Not to say that we don't have free choice, we do, but yet it is like all has been played out already, so we are …
  • I can kind of see how there would be that belief. It is similar to the Virgin Mary being holy, she was chosen by God to bring Jesus into the world, so how can you not say she is special in the eyes of the Lord? This might be the same as bringing for…
  • Sometimes I feel the Church focusses on being pious, humble, grateful for having only a little, as if speaking to the masses, assuming they are all tired, lonely, poor, and hurting. I see the view, to accept our situation and be grateful for what is…
  • Yes I have heard near death experiences where people describe heaven, as a place, with walls and jewels and beautiful light, etc. But then if you read the bible, you see they could have just taken the description from bible's description of heaven. …
  • I really don't know either. I always thought it sounded like (from near death experiences, etc.) that you instantly just started passing into afterlife, going where ever you're going. Also I think I read something in Buddhism that it takes 40-45 day…
  • You bring up some good examples of women's head coverings. I was more thinking of mens head coverings, like various skull caps, turbans, crowns, etc.  I have read somewhere that some religions (Judaism?) says it is to remind you that God is above yo…
  • I think I used to be similar to you @Corzhens, and I always used to give gifts to many different people in life. Not one of them ever gave me a gift back. I too felt that they were selfish. The last straw came when I had a child, and I could clearly…
  • This is difficult because you want to do good and be good, but many people take advantage of that. But when I see people who are taken advantage of in this way, I think it somehow makes them even more "holy" in a way, because they are giving without…
  • @Charlie_Black I think if you research near death experiences, or people who have been dead for a few minutes and came back to life, you would see they all have stories of continuing consciousness, while supposedly dead. Also many people have storie…
  • @Corzhens was it your religious teacher that said we are to enjoy the material world? That is a very interesting view coming from a Christian. I haven't ever considered that, but in may actually make some sense. Why else are we incarnated on the mat…
  • Sometimes I will read it everyday and other times I go weeks without reading it. However I do also like to read a daily devotional online, most days. It is not the same feeling as reading the Bible but I do still get a tiny bit out of it. 
  • I have always been Catholic, however I don't believe I was always Christian. I know that sounds horrible but it is true. It was from years of hearing I had to personally appeal to Jesus and ask him to enter my heart and take control of my life, that…
  • @djordjem87 Quran 8:12 "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"  Quran 8:65 "O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight..." Quran 47:35 "Be not weary and fa…
  • If it were to happen I am sure that Muslims would win here in the physical world. But I do not see how in the spiritual world there is reward for killing, unless you are answering to the enemy.  I truly can't even understand how "peaceful" Muslims c…
  • Yes we observe Ash Wednesday and will go to evening mass. I really enjoy these type of structured religious practices that you carry over into your private life, it gives me something to aspire to in my personal life, and a unit of time in which to …
  • Something about acupuncture is questionable to me. I have heard of piercing the veil, or piercing the seal, and feel that can describe what an acupuncture needle does. Then I have read about the 7 seals in the Bible, and wonder if that relates to th…