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Theology_Club The Orlando Area Progressive Theology Club currently meets in Longwood Florida near Orlando. Moderated by a lay-person DVD materials are used to introduce ideas and raise questions that may then be discussed by those present. This group is to be a safe place for all where those present subscribe to keeping it that way. It is a safe place where civility reigns and all may share their journey without any judgment by others; a place to “love our neighbors” by letting down our personal “tribal” boundaries; a place where we are willing to let the ideas of others into our own experience; a place for raising questions without prescribing answers; a place not on the road less traveled but on the road less mentioned. The group currently meets at 7:15 PM MOST Wednesdays at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Longwood Florida. Please call the office at 407-788-3704 to confirm.
TheRev We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. — Jean Vanier
TheVisionTarries “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” By: Johnathan Swift
The_Beatle I believe that "God", (or whatever terminology one uses to describe the concept) is a conscious, present and loving force. This love force is receptive to all attempts to connect with it. The mistake I believe people make when they align themselves with organized religion is that every religion ultimately states it's dogma as the "Only" way to connect with this force. "Only" if you accept Jesus as your savior..."Only" if you state the words of surrender to Allah..."Only" if you follow Jim Jones without question. My own dedicated journey to connect with God took me through quite a number of religious approaches, and I discovered the most incredible thing...whenever I opened my heart with full desire and sincerity to any particular method of outreach, I made the connection. Because the connection is so real...so powerful...so euphoric...so transcendent, the truth is that if someone created a religion called "Headstanders", and proclaimed that all other religions were "Wrong", and that standing on one's head was the "Only" way to find God, anyone who hungered to be touched by God and stood on their head with an open heart , would absolutely make that direct connection with their higher power, and because the connection would be so miraculous...so beautiful...so filled with light and joy...THAT person would believe for the rest of their lives that Christians are wrong, Jews are wrong, Muslims are wrong, etc., because they would know first hand from their own experience that the only way to connect with God is to stand on one's head.
Thorgasm Some people have adventures. I am an adventure.
Published October 11, 2010