Hi guys! I have made an important update that will make your reading experience much easier.
On the left are my permanent pages. If you look, there is a page called “Read From The Beginning" (The first one). Clicking this will redirect you to another page that will list all my posts on here in chronological order, making it easier for you to read! It is like my normal blog, still containing my other permanent pages. Please not that my blog has a function called infinite scroll, so there it no need to click next for page numbers, but simply keep scrolling!
— Mother Teresa (via observando)
WOW. So I’m finally finished with EVERYTHING. That was a lot to get done! To find out the answer to my original question, “Why is Religion So Powerful”, I have added a Conclusion page for you guys. And to all the new readers, please scroll all the way down to my first introduction post to start reading in chronological order. Happy reading!
— Albert Einstein (via observando)
This week I discovered this video, “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.”
You can also click here to see the words to this spoken word poem.
Although sometimes difficult to understand, this poem highlights the difference between Jesus and Religion as separate things. My interpretation for his message is that he is suggesting that Jesus didn’t mean to create the belief in religions, but the belief in Jesus himself.
Evolution is not a counter-theory to religion.
"Evolution does not attempt to explain the origin of lifeor the origin and development of the universe. While biological evolution describes the process by which species and other levels of biological organization originate, and ultimately leads all life forms back to a universal common ancestor, it is not primarily concerned with the origin of life itself and does not pertain at all to the origin and evolution of the universe and its components. The theory of evolution deals primarily with changes in successive generations over time after life has already originated.The scientific model concerned with the origin of the first organisms from organic or inorganic molecules is known as abiogenesis, and the prevailing theory for explaining the early development of our universe is the Big Bang model.” x
The theory of evolution is also not a theory in the traditional sense - it is a scientific theory, meaning it is made up of observable facts. Evolution is a constant which fits seamlessly into both the Big Bang model, or any religious model of life on Earth coming into being.
— Buddha (via grillfriend)
This week I had been researching for religious leaders around the world and the impacts they have made to society. (Refer to “Influential Religious Leaders” page on the right) Before doing my research, I had only known the names of these leaders, but not what exactly they had done to change society. Take Dalai Lama for example. I’ve always just had this vague, unclear idea that he was a Buddhist monk that was well respected and, well, people quote his speech a lot
on the internet! But after having to research about him, I found out that he did a lot more than just say things that people quote. I came to admire his hard work that he put in to advocate non-violence and world peace - a goal that many people want to achieve as well.
I also learned of another person - Nhat Hanh. I have never heard of him before, but after reading his biography, I was wondering why he wasn’t more known around the world. His number of accomplishments really impressed me, as well as his selflessness and perseverance. I especially admire that he was able to help so many people.
This also made me think of all the people that also had many accomplishments and made impacts around the world but were not recognized properly. Also makes me grateful for people like them that have a heart that wants to help others!