posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 12:21 AM
No, the approach is that we need to focus less on the negative and more on the positive. In class on Wednesday, we were talking about the Ten
Commandments, and I said that, instead of getting mired in all those "thou shalt nots", and all that they entail, just do your best to live by
Jesus' Two commandments, love God and love your neighbour as yourself, and then you don't have to worry about the "thou shalt nots", because
you can't break any of the Ten if you hold to the Two.
Positive, loving, instead of negative, avoiding.
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This is fabulous and definitely a "teaching" I can get behind. I am no longer a member of the Christian Church for reasons that are far too numerous
and lengthy to get into here, however I do consider myself a follower of Jesus (among other enlightened Teachers). When I left the dogma behind I
brought Jesus with me, I'm sure he understands why lol! I believe the world would be in much better shape if other's could get past the fire and
brimstone fear mongering of organized religion and instead see the LOVE that our Creator intended.
But alas, we are human and weak by nature, allowing us to be swayed this way and that at the whims of TPTB, no matter which powers those may actually
be... Hollywood, materialism, selfishness... ego on the whole!
Not sure how I feel about weeping paintings, statues or other such religious symbols though. It is interesting, absolutely, but to put my faith in
ritualistic symbols (false idols), absolutely not. I do agree we are in a very sad state as a species and it would not surprise me one iota if we are
living in the foretold "endtimes", keeping in mind the "END" as it were/is has been spoken of in virtually every belief system of mankind.... just
Thank you for sharing OP, S&F for you my friend, great conversation starter.
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