Evidence is of no longer consequence when hope enters the fray, and this is where faith is born-a seemingly abundant commodity certain powerful organizations feed on fervently, if not lavishly.
Throughout our history human beings have conducted and practiced all kinds of rituals and activities with the motivation of obtaining peace. We have fought wars in the name of achieving peace because we are under the illusion that peace is something external, something to be obtained.
The only truths worth arguing about are those truths that could prevent or lead to circumstances that may bite us in the rear sooner or later.
I shouldn’t be surprised. Catholicism is the ultimate loophole religion (sin, confess, repeat), so it makes sense that a priest would know better than anyone how to work the angles. Still, when you go to confession and say, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned,” you don’t expect him to say, “So, who hasn’t?
Of course, I am religious.
I worship love.
Magic!’ cried an old man. ‘Tis sorcery, and we are undone!’ ‘Not so,’ I told him, ‘Sorcery cannot harm good Christians.’ ‘But I am a miserable sinner,’ he wailed.
We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.
I am an Indian and we celebrate all festivals in every region of every religion. That is why it is called Incredible India!
Whatever your problems may be, they pale in insignificance in the light of eternity. No matter how great your failures, God’s grace is greater still. Lift up your heart and face life head-on.
Our species is angry on a deep level. We know something has been wrong for a long time. We are tired of being thrown the scraps. This is primal, guttural; the scream of an exhausted humanity who will not take no for an answer.