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Deist God gave us reason, not religion.
sarabeth The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
LaHam Find your own North Star and let that guide you...don't hitchhike a ride to reason in a vehicle fueled by false promises and driven by a lunatic with a learners permit! - Me
voronya It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. -- Carl Sagan
Rev_Ken_Howard Ken Howard, a Christian of Jewish origins, is the pastor of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, in Germantown, Maryland, the church he founded in 1995, and the author of the new book, "Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community Beyond Us and Them." Ken holds a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and received honors in Church History for his ground-breaking research into the Jewish origins of early Christianity, published in "Jewish Christianity in the Early Church: How the Church forgot its Jewish Roots." Respected and trusted for his expertise in conflict resolution and consensus building among groups with opposing theological and political views, Ken has been called upon to facilitate dialogs on issues ranging from human sexuality to interfaith relations. When not occupied with the business of pastoring and growing the theologically diverse congregation he helped plant, Ken provides presentations, training, and coaching on the concepts outlined in "Paradoxy," as well as in church planting and congregational vitality.
Transformed Beloved, I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. -- 3 John, verse 2
bauerkg Friend, Do you measure land with a barometer? Can you understand The law of gravity By testing The freezing point of mud At its greatest density? There is no God By knowledge's rules? Friend, Examine your tools. To discover God You must form your plan To the nature Of God Not the nature of man. The only key Is that forgotten faculty That pulses through you Now and then Eluding the hand And startling the mind. Spirit, it's called. Friend, You will not find God through mistaken tools. Who weighs a stone with a measuring tape? Fools. --- Carol Lynn Pearson
Rev God is ever present and intimately involved in everything we do IF we invite Him in. He is absolute truth in a world that offers too many lies. I believe that the Apostate church is alive and well and our time on earth is short. Jesus is coming soon.
joel I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church
Ro "I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now... as I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn
CalChurches Social justice is social gospel is what California's Faithful is all about.
Altar_Ego Religion is the way that the mind negotiates with the Reality that the heart ALREADY knows.
Saul The creator is not the master of his creations. He is simply their creator, and he creates because he does not attempt to control. You make your own reality.
anticuario The Aztecs, The Mayas, The Olmecas, The Zapotecas, The Incas, ancient cultures plenty of Gods in armony with nature, Navajos, Conchos, Apaches, Punaluas, all them guardians of the land and his balance are gone under hard hands.
Mainstream_Baptist "Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." (I John 3:18)
scar No gods, no masters.
gretzky Time, space & mass are infinite leaving no need for a creator - me
jillg "I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." — Stephen F. Roberts
slippery "Never Again"
BBT Barbara Brown Taylor is author of An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith and Leaving Church.
Published October 11, 2010