In investigating the Self (myself) through Wisdom Literature, my first question has to be - 'am I any the wiser for this long journey?' And who measures that wisdom, if not myself? Am I kinder, more worthy of love, a speaker of peace, less likely to judge, than when I was the child .. right … Continue reading Turning a new leaf – the Self through Wisdom Literature
Every so often I forget the password to one of the many sites I write on on the internet, and no matter how I search my password book, I cannot find it - and so I am forced to examine myself to create a new password, a new key to the inner voice of Me … Continue reading The password to my mind
Who is God? .. or even ‘what is God’? I remember a discussion, well, almost a discussion, with an interesting young male Christian who, when asked not to use the Bible as a source of reference for ‘who is God’ gave up the argument straight away, because the Bible is the only source, or ‘Word’, … Continue reading Observing Genesis: The Tower of Babel and Faith
Jesus was hung on a cross for humanity’s sins. We know he was crucified because we have proof now, but the ‘why’ of this is up for interpretation. Christian folk have been taught that he was an innocent man tortured to save each of us, condemned for no reason but that he spoke out against … Continue reading Why do we keep punishing Jesus?
Let me set the scene: a discussion on another site, with a person (A) who says that the Bible says s/he is justified to seek vengeance against another person (B), by cursing them .. literally using a spell. This person (B) had done the victim (A), and others s/he says, harm, and the curse had … Continue reading Vengeance is Mine!
Good afternoon all, I was going to write about the concept of vengeance in the bible, OT & NT, but got distracted by a blog from Heather "Move from this Mountain" and then dropped in on Stephen's Space where he has taken all my questions in my second post in September 2011 and answered them … Continue reading Dancing with the Word
Just this morning a friend and I, were discussing various biblical topics, and got onto the Wrath of God and what it actually is? I pulled out the dictionary, given my very questioning turn of mind, and found - Wrath - 1. Forceful, often vindictive anger. 2. a. Punishment or vengeance as a manifestation of … Continue reading When is Wrath not Wrath?