Posts Tagged Religion

What Is Passover?…

(intro from Live Science) Passover is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. It’s an eight-day festival (seven days for Reform Jews and Jews in Israel) celebrated in the early spring, starting on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. The 14th day of Nisan begins on the night of […]

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Philosophy [XVII] mainly selections from the Timaeus on god and Plato’s views on the human soul…

(Notes from the 1992 lectures on the ‘History of Philosophy’ by the late Dr. Arthur F. Holmes…) Lecture#7 – God and Plato on the human soul Note: Most selections here are from the Timaeus. Timaeus was an astronomer, thus, in this dialogue with Plato, the discussion ranges from the creation of the universe, it’s order […]

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constellations 20190309…

searching for connection in the boughs of an earthly heaven with a timetable and a duty for humankind with prayers like smoke, rising above the alters above a joiner’s handiwork embellished in blue mahogany doors and metal gates concealing souls from secular things like those fires and flames beyond the walls, on the sidewalks words […]

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Philosophy [XVI] notes and selections from Plato on god…

(Notes from the 1992 lectures on the ‘History of Philosophy’ by the late Dr. Arthur F. Holmes…) Lecture#6 Plato on god Plato distinguishes between being, becoming, and non-being: *becoming is the state of change characteristic of the world of particulars *being is the realm of the unchanging, the eternal, the realm of form *non-being is […]

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Reverence ~ #GeoPics #44…

Places of worship in Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I., also reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation. The first image is the inside of a Roman Catholic cathedral, the second is a Muslim Mosque. Both images were taken in May 2016 (© mvclarke)…

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Why Creationists Are More Likely to Buy into Conspiracy Theories…

(Intro from LiveScience.com) When something occurs that’s hard to explain, many people say that “everything happens for a reason” and that the event was “meant to be.”  The thought provides a purpose for what, in reality, was a random, accidental event… Read the full article here: https://www.livescience.com/63388-conspiracies-creationism-share-teleological-thinking.html

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Wider Views for More Equal Societies…

ROME, May 2 2018 (IPS) – Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished […]

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‘FMD’ blog history… “Was Noah’s ark round?”…

Some historical research from the ‘FMD’ archives, January 2014… Read it here: https://formuchdeliberation.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/was-noahs-ark-round/

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Religious homophobic hypocrisy (newsday.co.tt)…

From a recent article in the Trinidad & Tobago, Newsday newspapers: http://newsday.co.tt/2017/12/09/religious-homophobic-hypocrisy/

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Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus Theories…

Intro: Old doomsday predictions never die. They just get recycled… Read about another prediction here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60499-ancient-theories-fuel-doomsday-predictions.html

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25 New ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ Revealed… 

“More than 25 previously unpublished “Dead Sea Scroll” fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books…” Read more about this discovery here at LiveScience.com : 25 New ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ Revealed

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GeoPics on ‘FMD’ #5…

2 views of the Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral, Dominican Republic which was built in the 1500s! Read more about the Americas’ oldest Cathedral here: Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral (Wikipedia) Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor (Complete pilgrim) Thanks for viewing… Cheers ©All pics by mvclarke taken in February 2016…

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The feast of Corpus Christi…

What is Corpus Christi? Apart from being observed as a ‘public holiday’ in many nations, Corpus Christi is actually a latin rite celebrating the body and blood of Jesus Christ… Apart from the Catholic church, the feast is also observed  by Anglicans, some other orthodox faiths, and has also been observed by Lutherans. Read more […]

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Was Noah’s Ark round?…

From dailymail.co.uk… “Noah’s Ark is often depicted as a pointy-prowed traditional ship.  But new research suggests it was very different from popular imagining, and was actually a circular craft made out of reeds…” Read the full article here: Was Noah’s Ark round?…

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RDFRS: Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible…

Article by Richard Dawkins (Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) “The good book should be read as a great work of literature… I am a little shocked at the implication that not every school library already possesses a copy.Can that be true? What do they have then? Harry Potter? Vampires? Or do they prefer […]

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Free will & Determinism…

Free will vs. determinism… “The question of free will is one which has been hotly debated for millennia. Some people believe that humans have the capacity for free will – the ability to choose their actions without being forced to follow a certain course by either by the influence of others or by natural laws. […]

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Literature: The Necessity of Atheism by Percy Bysshe Shelley…

In 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley, then a student at University College, Oxford, published a treatise on atheism which was initially distributed as a short tract. The tract started with the following rationale: “As a love of truth is the only motive which actuates the Author of this little tract, he earnestly entreats that those of […]

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