Sex and Religion
The term “woman” is often used symbolically in the Bible to represent a religious group. The name Adam means “man” or “humanity”. Thus Adam’s search among animals for a sex mate could also be a picture of man’s unceasing search for religion. Carnal knowledge becomes an exemplar of spiritual knowledge (as in John’s gospel).And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: High-Tech In Action At The Battle Of Jericho?
One of the more popular Biblical bedtime stories is Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, a sort of Biblical version of the big bad wolf who huffed and puffed and blew the house down, only in this case the huffing and puffing went into playing musical instruments and the resulting noise brought the house down. Is this just another example of a story in the Bible’s collection of stories that only the gullible could accept? In this case, I’d have to say the answer is a very loud and unmusical “yes”.Will the Real Allah Please Stand Up?
Mohammed cites Moses 222 times in the Quran, but Islam is in conflict with what Moses wrote about Ishmael and Isaac. This article offers a resolution to the dilemma.What Does It Mean to Be a Christian, Anyway? (Part 2)
In my last article I explained what it was like the night I met Jesus and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. I know I didn’t express it exactly like that, but that’s what happened. It was the true turning point of my life.Personalized Mission Trip Letters
With all the different mission trip letters I’ve gotten in recent times, the ones that have had the greatest impact on me would be the versions that happen to be personal, tell a tale, and also were mailed by individuals that I’m sure have been faithfully serving God and His people for many years. The bottom line is that personal fundraising letters for the purpose of mission trips have a larger impact as opposed to photocopied mass letters.Considering the Sufism Brand and Spiritual Offshoot of Islam As a Religious Way of Life
Not all religious sects under the veil of Islam are the same, although they are obviously very similar. One interesting issue is that the Islamic ways are often practiced much differently in different reasons, and there are a number of reasons for this. One reason is because so few people in many of these regions can read or write, so they rely on an elder, cleric, or master to explain the Koran, teachings, or religious worshiping rituals to them.Why Do Some North African Regions Often Practice the Sufism Mystical Version of Islam?
Have you ever wondered why certain regions of the world tend to grab onto certain religious beliefs, or why certain sects of a large religion take hold in certain regions of our planet? Well, recently when doing a little back-ground research on Islam, I noted Sufism as a rather peculiar offshoot, in that it has mystical overtones. So, why has this branch of Islam survived while so many other offshoots have not?Can High Bacteria Counts Account for Mystical Religious Beliefs of Islamic Sufism?
If you are a non-believer of any religion, bless you my friend; and if so, perhaps you are wondering why so many people go for religions which are mystical in nature. Personally, it appears to me that all religions are mystical in that they speak of the unseen, unknown, and beyond. Now then, the other day I was speaking to an acquaintance about a branch of Islam called Sufism.Let’s Discuss Sufism As an Olive Branch – A Mystical Brand of Islam
Will there ever be a way to unite the world if the Islamic Nations hold their religious views so stringent and will not yield to global religious freedom? Not long ago, I was discussing one of the challenges with American Ideals, and the challenges and culture clashes with regards to Islam. First, in the US we believe that women are to be free and that men and women are equal, and should be treated equally under the law, but under Sharia Law and under Islamic Law, at least the way it is practice, that’s not always the case in Islamic…Islamic Living – Alcohol, Pork, and Rituals Debated
Most folks in the US probably have a less-than-stellar view of Islam, and that is to be expected because most people in the US don’t know a whole lot about it all. There are I suppose many reasons why an America might reject Islamic Law, or the Muslim Religion regardless of what sect. As an American, I can appreciate that because living in a country with freedom, liberty, choice, and the ability to pursue happiness, I myself would not wish to live under Islamic Law, or Sharia law, nor have it as the foundation of my personal belief system and…Islamic Sufism and Potential Dangers to Attracting Jihadists Considered
The amount of sectarian violence and revenge attacks in the Islamic World is hard to comprehend by Western Standards, after all we don’t see the Mormons picking up their swords against the Catholics, or the Lutherans chasing down the Methodists do we? Nevertheless, we’ve all seen the Middle Eastern in-fighting between the Kurds, Sunni, Shia, etc. One group we don’t hear a lot about is the Sufi sect, which is a mystical branch of Islam.Religious Freedom and The Freedom to Worship None
One of the greatest things about freedom of religion in the United States is the ability to choose none of the above, that is to say become an agnostic or even a straight atheist. Of course, due to the public outcast issues in various communities that too can become a problem. If we are to ever have true religious tolerance in the world, it has to come from all directions to the middle.