myTakes: Religion & Spirituality

What trusting God means at its highest degree

I believe trusting in God means investing your emotions and thoughts to God and not making assumptions about people. I was offended when a lady that I believed disliked me did not give me a link to a digital zoom event...
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Why the bible teaches that knowledge is power

People who follow the bible say you should not judge others, but most believe it’s okay to judge those that judge others, since they invite judgment when they justify their own ability to judge others. I realize one...
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What my pastor told me about protection from God

Over ten years ago I was having a private conversation with my pastor and I told him I did not want to listen to my parents because my parents were crazy and aggressive and they might endanger my health or my self...
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Morality and immorality.

Jesus passed through a village and a harlot came and laid her head at his feet and her tears began to flow. He washed their feet with his tears. The moral men of the village said that it was not right for a prostitute to...
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My religious take on why what goes around comes around

I believe what goes around comes around, and I will give you a few examples I know from my life. A guy I used to know spent exam week in university volunteering at bible study instead of studying and he was a humanities...
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Why not all God followers are God loving

Jesus said a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand, which means: You cannot destroy hate by practicing hate. You cannot build your faith by destroying the faith of others. You cannot enter the kingdom of justice and...
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Two simple ways to be happy and fight depression - bible talk

Epicurus thought sensation left to happiness but ask yourself, Have you ever met a happy drug addict? Or a happy glutton? Or a happy gambler? Or a happy alcoholic? Or a happy adult video addict? Or a happy video game...
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Why forgiveness is easier for many non Christians

So I’m on vacation now but I have access to wifi in the morning and at night. Anyway, I think Christians have difficulty forgiving others because they believe that forgiveness and gifts from God are based on sacrifice and...
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Why Christianity seems so difficult for some people

One reason some Christians find religion to be difficult is that they are serving God through a position of ego and self consciousness and not through a position of spirit and God conscience. God understands you’re human...
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A simple explanation for corruption - Christian view

The bible teaches you cannot be both ethical and appetite indulgent. Many people push aside the needy or unhelpful because they view the person as a distraction to their goals or their purposes, but a true person does not...
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Transphobic Christians make no sense!

It's so odd that Christians are transphobic. Stay with me on this: Transphobes are the ones saying that a person's ENTIRE BEING is their physical body. An individual begins and ends with flesh and blood. I was born male...
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Why humans choose to be good, despite the hardships

Rabbi Manis Friedman says that human beings need to be do and believe in good in order to be truly happy inside. We were not programmed to hate and this is why bullies and abusers are miserable and often suffering severe...
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Christian advice I got twice

A stranger told me on the bus during a chat that all we do in life is hard and there is no such thing as an easy job, an easy friendship, an easy marriage, an easy family, an easy degree, an easy chore, an easy life or an...
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Rabbi Manis Friedman on Human Nature

Rabbi Manis Friedman says there is a universal desire among 90% of people that trumps all other human desires. That desire is the want to be a good person. Freud suggested this desire to be good was based on our own...
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Practicing Hinduism as a Westerner...

I decided to share this article with you inspired by the celebration of the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi these days. In case you don't know, Lord Ganesha is the elephant God in the Hindu pantheon and apparently one of...
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What people get wrong about happiness - Bible Talk

The bible says it is more blessed to give then to receive People who give to the poor and needy, according to the bible, increase their wealth but giving must be respect and time and energy and inclusion and friendship...
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This is what Rabbi A.. G…. taught me about blessing

He said in his teaching that G-d rewards generosity and that generosity is a blessing and not a curse and shows your faith in G-d. I know sometimes being gracious can be hard, if you work hard at something and fail and...
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The Secret of Worship Christians Often Overlook

I know Christians who test the Lord, they mistreat their brothers, exclude people, judge people, mock people, gossip about people, and condemn them; Than, they believe they are safe from the wrath of God, because they...
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A biblical explanation for misery among the very rich

The bible says the blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble with it This means if you are wealthy but you do not have God’s blessing, God will give you problems for being so unfairly rich while you were...
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What I learned about godly relationships this year

Today I realized that none of the friends God gave me carried the sign of the beast in revelation which is the abomination of mixing spiritual glory with carnal desire, the mark of jealousy, lying, and unrighteous...
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