All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Adonis of the Lebanon has not received any gifts yet
The word “myth” has a number of meanings, and myth has, potentially, a number of purposes. The meaning that does not concern us is “falsehood”---we do not, anymore, think that myth is less valuable because it lacks physical reality. It does not matter whether or not Aphrodite and Adonis actually existed or still exist, or whether, in some remote past, Adonis did or did not die at the hands of Aphrodite’s jealous husband. The myth of Aphrodite and Adonis…Continue
Elizabeth Clare Prophet does not immediately come to mind when we think of Islam, and she, for her part, has little to say about Islam. Her body of work, the “Teachings of the Ascended Masters”, is derived not only from the Masters themselves, but from her profoundly Christian sensibility. Indeed, she is Christian to a fault, and the messages of the Buddha, Master Kung (Confucius) and other eastern teachers and saints sound too much like those of Mother Mary…Continue
It is a matter of historically verifiable fact that in the first centuries of the Christian era, until the Council of Ephesus in 431 CE, the questionable circumstances surrounding the conception of Jesus were the cause of much embarrassment to Christians seeking converts to their new faith. Pagan Greeks and Romans were quick to observe that the new Christian religion promulgated strict standards of sexual morality while the Savior himself was the product of an…Continue
In the three religions that are based upon the prophetic tradition of Abraham we find many claims that God is benevolent. In Islam, for example, a frequently recited prayer speaks of Allah as “the beneficent, the merciful”. But the Koran belies this optimistic description of God by continually referring to hell and hellfire. I do not know if anyone ever counted the number of times that the term “hellfire” appears in the Koran and compared that sum with the…Continue