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Theism allows us to live within our humanity more comfortably


”Theism allows us to live within our humanity more comfortably.
We need not distrust our deepest intuitions—our intuitions of love, of reason, of beauty.
We can relax into them.
The fundamental feeling that this world—and our place within it—means something is not deceiving us. We are not “accidental collocations of atoms,” as Bertrand Russell put it — we are characters in the middle of the greatest story ever told.
We are not rolling a boulder up a hill with Sisyphus — we are progressing dramatically toward the final chapter. ”

20 Quotes from Gavin Ortlund on the Beauty of Christian Theism

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Path to Novelty

 

Random Specific Thoughts

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or, as we are conditioned to see it.

Stephen R. Covey,The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

There’s a torn tapestry
In a house down the street,
That never stops glowing.
Woven in gold and burgundy
A stream of black streaks
Down its edges and falls
Into a deep abyss of loss.

The house – an echo of pain;
Loud and clear, it tells a story
Of how men lost their way,
When paths still existed.

Radiating life is a poignant hymn
That beats on hope’s rhythm,
Feeding the tapestry of essence
That makes us human.

Photo by Jeff Finley on Unsplash

When the storms fail to cease
And the demons refuse to leave,
This anthem grows louder and
Its rhythm – more vigorous, as
It sends out a message

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No respect for others without humility in one’s self


“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self,”
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel, Swiss philosopher and poet

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Freedom is unthinkable without responsibility

“Freedom is unthinkable without responsibility.
Personal freedom finds its limit in the freedom of one’s neighbour.
Responsible action is needed to protect our fellow human beings in this pandemic.
According to scientific findings, vaccination is an effective means of combating the Corona pandemic. We see it as an obligation to be vaccinated, provided there are no medical reasons against it,” emphasises Diocesan Council Rottenburg-Stuttgart spokesman Dr Johannes Warmbrunn.

Original: Freiheit ist ohne Verantwortung undenkbar

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Abuse of power is a cancer in the body of Christ

 

 

Abuse of power is a cancer in the body of Christ.
How Christendom uses terminology regarding gender is sometimes an aspect of the disease.
We need to let the light of a holy God expose us and our systems.
A man named Jesus had nothing to do with these ways.

~ Diane Langberg, PhD

 

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Concerning

  1. Is religion like a physical trait
  2. About declining numbers who declare themselves as religious
  3. An other trait for faith in Jesus and his God
  4. The abuses of priest make Catholics give up their religion
  5. Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church

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Our desire is to feel alive


”Our greatest desire is to feel alive.
Meaninglessness, depression, and many other symptoms are reflections of our disconnection from our core vitality.

When we feel alive, we feel connected, and when we feel connected, we feel alive.
Although it brings mental clarity, aliveness is not primarily a mental state;
nor is it only sensory pleasure.
It is a state of energetic flow and coherency in all systems of the body, brain, and mind.
Human beings respond to shock and developmental/relational trauma by dissociating and disconnecting.
The result is a dimming down of the life force that leaves a person,
to varying degrees, exiled from life.

~ Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller Phd, Aline Psyd Lapierre.

 

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Words woefully inadequate to express the depth of damage from trauma, they must be spoken


”Even though words are woefully inadequate to express the depth of damage from trauma, they must be spoken. To remain silent is to fail to honor the event and memory. By honoring the memory I mean speaking the truth about it, saying it really happened, saying it was really evil and saying that it really did damage.

Diane Langberg

From: My Story

Please find to read: The abuses of priest make Catholics give up their religion

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Hell in life


”Hell in life is that which we crave without measure
and which never satisfies us.
So religion is the measure of our peace and spirituality is the measure of our longing for it.”

~ Emmauspilger

German original: Die Hölle im Leben

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Die Hölle im Leben


Die Hölle im Leben ist das, was wir maßlos ersehnen
und uns niemals befriedet.
So ist Religion das Maß unseres Friedens und Spiritualität das Maß unserer Sehnsucht danach.

~ Emmauspilger

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Happiness cannot be travelled to

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
~ Denis Waitley

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