Spirituality and Belief Systems: Litmus Tests

It is not engagement in intellectual discussion of merits of different religions that constitutes religious intolerance. Religious intolerance is evident in intentional discrimination against a person merely because they subscribe to a particular religion.

History outside of the Bible proves David, Solomon etc. famous kings of the Jews and Jesus are historical facts.

The Judaic code reveals understanding of importance of remedies, as opposed to punishment for management of interactions within society.

The additional (character) evidence needed: the power of a changed life (for the better) and principles that provide one consistent prism for decision making and daily life.

an important objective of Christianity is access to power to do good, and power to resist evil.

I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety,…with good deeds appropriate to women who profess to worship God.

Christians worship God in their actions (good deeds) not via congregation in a place of worship. Christianity then is designed for the spiritual non-religious person. Practiced rightly, Christianity never can be characterized as opium for the religious.

Jesus declared, Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem (interpretation: there will come a time when location in a temple or holy site will become irrelevant to worship of God). God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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