Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Islam.

                            

It is encouraging to note that Rumi (b. 1207) - the founder of Sufism - and Baha'u'llah (b. 1817) - the founder of Baha'i - were born in Persia and followed Islam.

It would be difficult to find two more peace-loving, non-violent religious leaders in all of history.

Sufism emphasizes the Love of God and trust in God's benevolence.

Baha'i teaches that all humanity is One and all creatures are emanations of the Divine.

So any attempts to paint Islam as a violent religion are false.

Look at the beautiful flowers it has given birth to.


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Peace on Earth.


Peace on Earth

And goodwill to all.


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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Healthy Sex.

                            

Those who react to the Churches' repressive attitude towards sex may think that Satanism has a healthy attitude towards sex.

But this is not the case.

Satanism teaches that sex is bad, so bad in fact that you have to be punished.  It teaches spanking and domination.  It is sado-masochistic.  It teaches bondage and torture.  It is negative and dark.  It is hell.

These things are not healthy.
They are perversions of our sexuality.

A healthy attitude is that sex is the consummation of love.
We give pleasure to our partner as an expression of love.

Sex is not dirty or bad as Satanism might portray it.

Sex is love.

Sex is part of God's good creation.

We can give thanks for that.


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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

A Human Face.

                            

The mercy of God has a human face.

This is because God resides in the heart.

The heart mediates between the body and the mind.

The heart mediates between the ego and the spirit.

God does not reside in the rigid principles of righteousness.

God does not reside in extreme physical pleasures.

God resides in the heart.

His judgements are guided by Love.

This is why Jesus challenges the law.

This is why Jesus forgives.

The mercy of God has a human face.

Because God resides in the heart.


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Humanity.

                            

Religion should enhance our humanity.

It should not make us violent or hateful.

This is where we differ from the righteous.

The righteous worship a God who enforces good.

But who defines what is good?

Rigid moral principles do not define good or God.

God does not punish us.

God resides in the heart.

And His mercy has a human face.

So we should look to enhance our humanity.

And open our fearful hearts.


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