¿Por qué la ciencia y la religión no son a diferencia de como se podría pensar

Usted no tiene que creer en esto para ser religioso Michael Rivera / Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDEl debate sobre la ciencia y la religión es generalmente visto como una competencia entre las visiones del mundo. Diferentes opiniones sobre si los dos sujetos pueden coexistir cómodamente - incluso entre los científicos - se enfrentan entre sí en una batalla por la supremacía.

La Historia Muy extraño del Conejo de Pascua

La Historia Muy extraño del Conejo de PascuaMientras que usted está mordiendo la cabeza a sus conejos de chocolate este fin de semana, puede que se pregunte cómo conejos de dibujos animados llegaron a ser tan central en nuestras celebraciones de Semana Santa. Es tentador asumir que porque no hay base bíblica para el Conejo de Pascua, conejos y liebres tienen ningún significado religioso - pero eso no es el caso.

¿Por qué Judas era en realidad más de un santo, Than A Sinner

Detalle de Da Vinci La última cena de Giacomo Raffaelli. Judas sentados segunda a la derecha. Alberto Fernández Fernández [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY

Pascua de casi aquí, el momento en el que las comunidades cristianas a reflexionar sobre la muerte de Jesús y celebran su resurrección. Es también un momento en que el personaje bíblico Judas Iscariote es recordado por su traición a Jesús. En muchos países ortodoxa y católica una efigie de Judas se quema como parte de los rituales de Pascua, una costumbre continuó en las zonas de Liverpool en el Reino Unido hasta tan tarde como a mediados del siglo 20th.

Recognizing Yourself As A Mystic: Remembering and Understanding

Recognizing Yourself As A Mystic: Remembering and UnderstandingI’m convinced every person on this earth is a mystic. I’m also convinced almost every person on this earth has forgotten all about this. A mystical experience is more about remembering and understanding. The mystical experience profoundly propels you to not only transform ingrained beliefs about limitations, but also remember intrinsic wholeness...

Are Beliefs About God The Answer To Religious Conflict?

Are Beliefs About God The Answer To Religious Conflict?Interviews with Palestinian youth suggest that differing religious beliefs don’t always incite aggression. In fact, the findings raise the possibility that beliefs about God can mitigate bias against other groups and reduce barriers to peace.

Fire the Old God and Set Yourself Free

Fire the Old GodI created an exercise many years ago where I ask people to write a termination letter informing the old God he is no longer needed. He has served his time, but the job is over. This can be a fun exercise as well as deeply meaningful and transformational.

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Not Out There, It's In Here

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Not Out There, It's In HereAfter more than two decades in the ashram with Maharishi, I had not experienced what I was seeking—a true connection and direct relationship with God in a personal way. Luckily, after leaving the ashram, I found a means to connect to Spirit through listening to the “still small voice” of divine guidance and wisdom within—to have direct, two-way “conversations with God.”

A Misunderstanding: Sometimes God Doesn't Answer Our Prayers

A Misunderstanding about God: Sometimes God Answers Our PrayersMuch of the world believes in a God who hears our prayers and sometimes gives us what we ask for and sometimes does not. Why do hoped-for events or conditions manifest in our lives if it’s not God’s “mood” that determines whether our wishes are granted? How do miracles happen? What makes dreams come true? And what is at cause when they do not?

Is God And Religion Combined With Fundamentalism The Unholy Trinity?

Is God And Religion Combined With Fundamentalism The Unholy Trinity?

There are many arguments for the existence of God – Anselm’s ontological argument, the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, the moral argument and the “immediate experience of God” argument. But if you don’t already believe, these arguments won’t convince you. They are post-hoc constructions to shore up existing beliefs.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Decision Expands the Meaning and Malleability of Marriage

Presbyterian Church (USA) Decision Expands the Meaning and Malleability of MarriageThe Presbyterian Church (USA) has voted through a clear majority of its presbyteries (local governing bodies) to define marriage as being between two persons. The vote will also permit sessions – the ruling bodies of particular congregations – to host same-sex weddings and for the clergy of the church to perform such ceremonies.

Let's Just Admit It -- We've Been Wrong Before!

Let's Just Admit It -- We've Been Wrong Before!Could it be that our present assumptions about God are inaccurate, and that in some cases even the exact opposite is actually correct? Would that change our view of the world? Has being derecho all these centuries done much good? Could questioning whether we may have been wrong do much harm?

For New Generations of Muslims Learning is the Traditional and Best Remedy

For New Generations of Muslims Learning is the Traditional and Best RemedyThere is nothing in Islam that makes it dangerous or threatening to a modern Western way of life. However, those looking to incite violence and hatred are always capable of finding textual references in almost anything to fuel their prejudices. We must combat this by fostering a culture of learning and an acceptance of diverse experiences and opinions.

How to Heal Your Fear-Based Thoughts

How to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughts

I realized that peace was the complete absence of fear. It was the feeling of true, pure, untarnished love, the light that shines in all of us, free of any fear-based thoughts or beliefs.So I ask the question: Is it possible to experience that peace on earth? I’m not sure, but I think it’s worth asking for.