MN_MorganMore on ReadingMon Mar 12, 2012 13:52220.127.116.11I read in National Geographic that some Scottish towns that solely spoke Gaelic would learn English from the Bible and from the church.
This is the problem I have with crooked clergy. They take religion and turn it into politics. I see the only purpose for the person in the pulpit as to be a counselor to help you when you get stuck on a problem or you need a God Brick upside your head because you're getting too mired in your own ego. The spiritual is not an external journey, but an internal. Sometimes what they say can jar you out of a problem, but if their agendas are more about inflating memberships or goading people to do things for just the reproduction of the church, that's when it's time to get out.
- True enough ... Baruch, Sun Mar 11 20:43that was once the great purpose of Sunday School. It was for adults, not children ... to teach the illiterate to read. Of course the Quran and Torah have served that same purpose for centuries. The... more
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- This is a universal problem ... Baruch, Mon Mar 12 18:38800 years ago, the Japanese nobleman, Dogen, who was already a Buddhist monk, went to China to find someone who could teach him "real" Buddhism. He didn't think he could find it in his own country,... more
- Re: More on Reading Mirage, Mon Mar 12 14:31Abraham Lincoln also taught himself to read from a Bible. I can understand that depending on the beliefs of the people at a church, there might be candidates those people tend to prefer, but yeah, I... more
- More so ... Baruch, Mon Mar 12 21:45G-d, charity and spiritual work, are what life is supposed to be about. This is why materialism and egotism will always fail, because they are what death is about. Shalom