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The brain activity patterns in the meditating Buddhists were similar to those in the praying Franciscan nuns, another religious group studied by Newberg. Hymns, chants, ritual dancing, and sacred rites may also intensify focus, block out external stimuli, and provide a pathway to mystical experience, even in nonbelievers.
Originally posted by The X
Go and tell your pastor your raising the serpent energy within, im sure he will have the #s and giggles and will then tell you himself the difference between the meaning of Meditation in the bible and Kundalini Meditation.
Originally posted by romanmel
When one looks for "enlightenment within" and has no real relationsip with God, he will find a decieving spirit. Man is a fallen and cursed creature needing redemption.
Originally posted by Mr_skepticc
6 flags for a useless mumbo jumbo non-sens. The bible does not say its forbidden to meditate.
Originally posted by Monts
I don't think the bible forbids meditation...
I was raised in a conservative catholic family, and me and my mother went to christian orientated meditation centers.
They are basically the exact same kinds of meditations as any other, except you are to focus on christ's everlasting and immortal love.
I even remember a priest encouraging everyone to meditate as often as they pray: he said praying was our way of talking to god, and meditation was god's way of talking to us.
Once you get past all the conservatism of Christianity, and all the hell and no reincarnation aspect, its a pretty powerful religion with a powerful meaning.
I don't consider myself a ture christian however, because I believe in reincarnation, and I also believe that jesus's story and teachings have been grossly warped and twisted throughout the years to suit the church's need for power and control.
I also think most of the old testament is a big load of hogwash.
"It can be shown that an incorporeal and reasonable being has life in itself independently of the body... then it is beyond a doubt bodies are only of secondary importance and arise from time to time to meet the varying conditions of reasonable creatures. Those who require bodies are clothed with them, and contrariwise, when fallen souls have lifted themselves up to better things their bodies are once more annihilated. They are ever vanishing and ever reappearing." —Origen
"Souls are poured from one into another of different kinds of bodies of the world." —Jesus Christ in Gnostic Gospels: Pistis Sophia
Originally posted by SaturnFX
God likes the smell of burned animals sacrificed
God hates sin, and gay people are sinning...therefore God hates gays
Kill sinners whom are considered unredeemable
women are meant to serve men..period.
men came from mud, and women from a bone of man
God kills children
God hates foreskin
God will destroy a persons life...even the most faithful...to prove a point to the devil (told ya so).
God fears us gaining too much unity and power that could threaten him(see the tower of babal)
The holy spirit talks to us, but if you talk to spirits, its a demon posing as a spirit
God knows all, from beginning to end, but gave us free will, so knows nothing...