November 6, 2021

What is Alawite Islam (in Syria)?

by Interfaith

I have heard of Shia Islam, Sunni Islam, Wahabi Islam, and now Alawite Islam (the last being the ruling class of Syria. What is Alawite and could someone briefly tell me how it differs from the other forms of Islam? (Discussion in ‘Islam‘ started by Amergin, Apr 9, 2011) Follow thread:    

Scriptural infallibility

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The Catholic Church says: “Since everything asserted by the inspired authors or sacred writers must be held to be asserted by the Holy Spirit, it follows that the books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation.” […]

What is God’s Law?

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Jesus says in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them.” What is God’s law? Is it the eternal Divine principle, or is it a set of laws written in men’s books, requiring all sorts of […]

What is Gnosticism?

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I have seen a few different definitions of Gnosticism. Some define Gnosticism as a continuous movement, treating sects like the Sethians and Valentinians as schools of thought within it. Others view Gnosticism as a distinct school of thought, which some sects included in a way a sect might include Docetism or Trinitarianism. Still, I have […]

October 25, 2021

What does Dharma mean in your faith?

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What is the meaning of the term “Dharma”, in your faith? Is it a set of obligations? Is it a set of teachings? Is it an abstract set of “natural laws” and phenomena? How does an adherent of your faith gain knowledge of their Dharma?     (Discussion in ‘Eastern Religions and Philosophies’ started by Cino, Sep […]

The twelve powers

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It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do you need assistance. If you are a CEO you bring on accountants, HR people, project managers, marketing… If a contractor you need those skilled in electrical, mechanical, framing, brick laying.. As we go thru life we gather companions that make us laugh, listen well, and […]

November 28th commemorates the passing of Abdul-Baha

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Abdul-Baha was the Son of Baha’u’llah and designated the interpreter of His Father’s Writings. For a brief review of His life see: Life of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá On the evening of,same evening, a baby was born in Tehran. Also see the construction of the Shrine of Abdul-Baha: Less than five months before His ascension, ‘Abdu’l-Baha […]

The Book of Lights

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ScholarlySeeker said: ↑ Gershom Sholem, the great Kabbalistic scholar   I recently re-read a book by Chaim Potok which I had read as a teenager: The Book of Lights. In it are portrayed two Jewish scholars, a Qabbalist and a Talmudist, cleverly called “Keter” for the qabbalist and “Malkuson” for the talmudist. I think the figure of […]

Pope Francis reverses Benedict

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Pope Francis reverses Benedict, reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass | Fox News Frankly the details are lost on me, something to do with the Latin Liturgy. Apparently in the Catholic world it is a big, newsworthy deal.   (Discussion in ‘Christianity‘ started by juantoo3, Jul 16, 2021) Follow Thread:  

A Life Beyond….

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Here’s the thing – BTW – This isn’t a request for health advice. Just to set the scene:- I’m a lazy old grumpy s*d who could definitely do with losing thirty or forty pounds. This obviously gives me the body and physique of Adonis as he is now, some two millennia after his prime. As […]

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