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I have transcended Faith and Belief thru His Mighty Grace.
Well, when you've transcended your local culture and your local religion (Christianity) to the point where you can express yourself through the religion of, say, Brahmanism or Shamanism or Taoism or Buddhism, let me know.
If Christianity is the only local system you can express through, then you haven't transcended the symbols and forms of your local time and place, and your spirituality is merely myopic and exoteric, not panoramic and esoteric.
edit on 25-11-2013 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Angelic Resurrection
Who gives us a soul and why? Because of "Original Sin", is the soul always, from birth, heavy laden with and condemned by sin? Do we need Jesus to give us a soulectomy?
What happens to the soul after we die? If we are NOT our souls, what goes to Hell? If we are NOT our souls, why should we care if our soul goes to Heaven or Hell?
You are talking a load of sheites.
There is no local culture or religion.The various isms you mention are a load of
sheites and deep self hypnosis and as such should be shunned with utmost haste.
When you become Born Again, your allegence is to Jesus alone and not
any country or local place or religion or any isms or myopic esoterism.
There is no Spirituality except Thru Jesus alone.
You are wallowing in deep ignorance and Jesus can Save you.
Yes, you certainly need Jesus to Save you..
Human soul cannot go to Heaven, but it can go to Hell,
is the reason you need to be Born Again to go to Heaven
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Are you trying to influences people to become atheist?
no. If anything, as FlyersFan said, I'm a Unitarian Universalist. But actually I guess I could also fit in with "New Agers".
I'm trying to "influence" people to think about their worldview, to deconstruct it, to examine their upbringing and their responses to the world. That's all. MANY people have "coping mechanisms" that are counterproductive. That worked - to some extent - for them, until their lives become unmanageable, and those 'skills' rather than helping, CAUSE problems. It's not until someone finally realizes HOW they developed those skills and applied them, that they can revisit the construction of those skills and make obsolete the ones that clearly are "backfiring" and creating problems FOR THEM - then they can learn new 'mechanisms'.
edit on 11/25/13 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)
The results of this study suggest that depressive episodes often lead to a search for spirituality and that religion may be helpful in overcoming depression or becoming less vulnerable to relapsing. The associations between religion, spiritual values, and mental health have not been fully elucidated and warrant further exploration.
our study did not confirm any associations between spirituality/religion and past mental disorders or indicate any significant relationship between anxiety disorder and spiritual values.
These apparent contradictions help persuade me that Christianity is true and normal.
reply to post by windword
Seems to me that you and some others on here,
have crossed the point of no return
and unfortunately, I'll have to adopt the policy of:
Resist the devil and he will flee from you