FAMOUS LAST WORDS

There is something almost magical about the last words of a person. We even imagine what our last words may be before our passing, hoping to convey some sort of significance or final message to the world. Everybody falls into a hushed reverence at the mention of the last words of a person, eager to listen to any final pieces of wisdom they will speak … Continue reading FAMOUS LAST WORDS

RECKLESS LOVE AND GENOCIDE

A Constant God For many, the God presented in the Old Testament is irreconcilable to that seen in the New Testament. The image of a loving, healing God as represented through Jesus in the New Testament is, for some, in-congruent with the idea of a God who led his chosen people on conquests and would command the death of people for not following a seemingly … Continue reading RECKLESS LOVE AND GENOCIDE

A POTPOURRI OF PHILOSOPHIES

The following article was composed by Rick Ferret For many people today the pace of life is extraordinary. Do we rush? Are we in a hurry? Does anything really matter? Humanities quest for knowledge and answers to all manner of questions has been exciting and adventurous, but also confusing for many. The smorgasbord of human philosophy is astounding. Charles Swindoll in his book, “Growing Strong … Continue reading A POTPOURRI OF PHILOSOPHIES

REACHING UP, FALLING DOWN

The Borobodur temple of Indonesia, the Acropolis of Greece, the Shinto Shirne of Chureito overlooking Mount Fuji. What do these sacred places of worship all have in common? Their foundations all lie on the top of a mountain face, as high into the heavens as humanly possible. Religious traditions both past and present, have always viewed mountains as sites on the mortal plane, at which … Continue reading REACHING UP, FALLING DOWN

WHY DOES GOD NOT WANT ME?

Who doesn’t fondly remember having their mother quote to them as a child, the following, infamous Bible verse: cleanliness is next to godliness? The verse seems created purely to justify unwanted showers and enforce thorough scrubbing behind the ears. Of course, this Scripture is one of many other notorious verses which come from the same holy book; versus such as “moderation in all things”, “this … Continue reading WHY DOES GOD NOT WANT ME?