God… Can you feel me?

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In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic. (1)

Feeling God changes you.

We humans try to understand whether this feeling corresponds to something ‘true’ or not. What we do not understand is that this doesn’t matter!

It is us who formulate what is real. Is it our mind which shapes the universe. It is our soul which dictates the fate of existence. No, you do not see God when you encounter Him. You see yourself. Because you are already One with Him. And that is what modern people are mostly afraid of: encountering our own Self.

We are afraid of him.

We have banished him into the depths of our unconscious.

We want to kill him.

And only when we truly encounter him in his naked glory…

Can we see that He actually loves us…

At the end, it is not feeling God that changes us.

It is God feeling us that changes Him…

How many scientists are Christians? (Does it matter?)

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Statistics of religiousness are a hot topic.

A friend recently initiated a discussion regarding science, religion and the ‘war’ between them. One of the basic elements of the discussion was the number of scientists who are Christians and of course the actual number of christians in the world to-day. The discussion heated up, with many people invoking researches and polls where the number of scientists who are religious or atheists was documented, explained or projected, while taking into accounts multiple criteria and factors.

Yes, the number of religious scientists may be falling.

On the other hand, there could be polls claiming otherwise.

But at the end, does it matter at all?

Should Christianity care about diminishing or increasing numbers of christians?

If we take a good look we will understand that we are looking at the whole topic from the wrong angle. The problem of Christianity to-day is not that it has a dropping number of faithful going to the church. Or an increasing number of people going to the church. The problem is that Christianity (and christians) care about the number of people going to the church…

Nietzsche once said that the first and last Christian died at the cross. Whether this is true or not I do not know, however I do know that I would surely prefer to have Christianity with only one Christian who is a good and humble person, than having billions of followers who argue and debate about whether the numbers of Christians are rising or falling…

And since the discussion is abour religion and science, the same applies to science as well. I would also prefer science with only one proper scientist, open to all possibilities, self-criticizing eveything and with a free spirit, rather than millions of self-proclaimed scientists who are just parroting the same things over and over again because someone else has said them.

In every case, remember: Less is more…

Be aware and be worried when your followers increase too much.

You are doing things suspiciously right…

PS. All the above also apply for atheism and agnosticism as well.

Burned churches. Blood. Democracy.

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This year there will be no Christmas celebration at Notre Dame of Paris for the first time in 200+ years.

Can you imagine when it was last time?

Well, you guessed right. It was during another correspondingly “enlightened” era. It was at the time when “freedom” against oppression was being built and promoted once again. It was at a time when the guillotine was setting the pace for “tolerance”. The time of the French Revolution.

We are now living in similarly beautiful era. Soon we will all be “free”. We will have all the rights in the world. The right to wear a burqa, the right to become men and women of our own free will and to allow the children to do whatever we want after they have their genitals mutilated in the name of political correctness, the right to kill babies even after they are born (we are surely very close to that, since it is now  allowed for women to kill their babies at the latest stages of pregnancy), free to insult Christians and Christ but of course never anyone else.

An era of freedom.

And just like in the French Revolution, an era of blood.

For the time being definitely some people will cheer. In some years from now, some may for sure celebrate even greater victories over Christianity. But they would be forgetting that if their “democracy” is strengthened with blood, Christianity was born in it…

(The era of Aquarius)

Who is a Christian? (Tip: Perhaps not the Christians)

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An interesting question that arose from a discussion with friends about the crime of a mother who recently threw her baby in the trash. Someone commented that this is a consequence of the nihilism of modern atheism, for which man is nothing but a mixture of flesh and blood. So what’s wrong with throwing a baby into the trash?

Someone objected: But the one who did this might be a Christian.

So the interesting question is: Is it? Who is a Christian after all?

Why are you a Christian? Because it is written on your identity card? But it is not anymore! Because you do what you do according to what Christ says? But not even the Apostles did well in following His teachings. Is someone killing a child simply a Christian simply because he or she identifies himself/ herself like that? Is an atheist a Christian if he follows with his heart all the teachings of Christ even if he consciously identifies himself as a non-Christian?

I think this is one of the occasions that the question is more important than the answer. And to be more precise, our difficulty to answer,  simply mean that the question itself is wrong…

Ideological inconsistencies: Why would an atheist want to have children? (and other examples)

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Why would an atheist want to have children?

No, it is not ironic or provocative. (okay, maybe a bit)

It is mostly an honest question.

Why would someone who thinks that we are just ordinary lifeless matter in a cosmos without meaning want to have children?

If we are nothing more than random sets of matter which happen to exist for no reason at all, then what is the reason that we would like more of these lifeless sets of matter exist in the first place?

The answer to that simple question is anything but trivial. It touches the heart of the problem of atheist thinking: Consistency.

If you believe that you are nothing, then you cannot possibly believe in anything. If you believe that you are a lifeless set of matter, you cannot possibly argue in favor of having Logos as part of your existence.

If you believe you are already dead, there is no reason to believe in life.

That is the great issue with men today: Inconsistency.

And don’t get me wrong. This is a great problem with atheists and Christians alike! (and also Muslims of course) Living by what you believe is very hard to do so. It always had been.

An atheist believing that he has to have children is nothing more and nothing less than a Christian swearing or a Muslim missing the prayers because he does not believe in them: A paradox of today’s complex era.

We might think that such paradoxes break the world.

But yet again, we would be wrong once more.

It is these paradoxes which make the world what it is!

Don’t you feel it?

There is something deeply irrational lingering in the cosmos…

You know its name. But are just too afraid to speak it out loud.

Logos…

Do you remember me?

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