Tag Archives: religion

Dream: Flashback to Obama’s Second Term

The Second Coming of Barack Obama? I seem to be a little slow on the uptake. This cover from Newsweek is from seven-and-a-half years ago. I got the image in my dream last night. Was this an answer to my … Continue reading

Posted in history, personal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spiritually, There’s No Denying Evolution

The Shack (2017) Having read the book years ago, I never got around to seeing this film, until last night, on Netflix. Of course, I’d seen the promo videos, but they gloss over the important stuff. Essentially, this is a … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

February 23, 303 AD: The Day Fascism Was Born?

The Empire Strikes Back at Christianity I’m reading a book about the New Testament, called Encountering The Manuscripts, by Phillip Comfort. There is a passage describing what Diocletian did on this day: What we do know is that by the … Continue reading

Posted in history, Science and Mathematics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are We Too Close to the Truth to Appreciate What It Is?

The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore (2008) I’ve had this book for almost 10 years, but I never had the motivation to read it before now. Perhaps I had to be more prepared for what it said. Perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Belief is Shaken

Falling Leaves For those of us raised in the Christian tradition, it can come as a bit of a shock to discover that the Word of God is not what is written in the Bible but the One Spirit of … Continue reading

Posted in paranoia, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Constantine and the New State Religion called Christianity

The First Council of Nicaea Why I should think this is a good event to chart in astrology may be dependent on what that chart shows. It was a council convened by Constantine to get the bickering bishops of his … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas It’s been awhile since I read this book, published in 2003. Elaine Pagels is a biblical scholar who focuses on the New Testament Greek writings. Her interest has always been on the Gnostic … Continue reading

Posted in history, spirituality | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

What Makes Secret Societies So Fascinating?

They’re Secret! Hiding in plain sight? No, not exactly. If you want to garner attention for your group, just tell the world that you have a secret, and watch as they beat a path to your door. But what if … Continue reading

Posted in history, paranoia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Fellowship: Are They the Antichrist?

I’ve told you before that everything about this world seems upside down. Here we have a group of Christians, known as The Fellowship, who have involved themselves in world politics. (Whatever happened to separation of Church and State?) On the … Continue reading

Posted in history, paranoia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pilgrimage as Metaphor

The Camino Caroline Myss posted a video on Facebook this morning. In it she discussed her observations about the Camino de Santiago. The salient point she made was that stepping off the path, you returned to the ordinary world, and … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment