A coworker at my office has a compressed .rar archive in her shared Dropbox folder entitled, “How to Sholat”. :”))
I should get back into my more spiritual habits. Reminiscent of my past where more of my life was more about Servitude to Jesus than this paycheck-to-paycheck barely-survival. Live each moment as a prayer, etc.
I remember knowing this stuff. I remember this stuff being me peace, keeping me humble, and making my resolve rock-steady. I can get back to it, God Willing. I know I can.
from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com [direct link]
The most dangerous idea is not that there is a god or that there is not, but rather that I may kill you on whether you say one way or another…
Let me elaborate.
It is a popular saying among some in the more militant antitheist communities that a belief in a Supreme Being (or at least a dogmatic adherence to any particular religion) has been the cause of war and strife throughout history. Likewise there are some thoughts in the opposite theistic camp that says it is because people are godless (or that people have become arrogant due to thinking that humans are the Supreme Being) that people have started deadly & useless wars. I think these are the two assumptions that have lead both side to each think the other as inhumanely barbaric. What I would like to elaborate in this post is one viewpoint to challenge these two particular assumptions.
So last Friday night we were having this discussion at MyPost discussing why Indonesians seem to be somewhat prone to sectarian violence, some of which are (thought to be) religiously motivated.
[left as a draft for three years…]
Ehh, whatever. *hits publish*
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”
This implies that the only “proper” and Godly way to reach each others’ hearts is through God; and that everything else is suspect….
It’s a concept, most certainly. Slanted towards Theism as it is…
Of course we could replace “God” and “Him” in the first sentence to Humanism, Pantheism, Critical Materialism, or any other -ism, deity, or supreme philosophy. Which makes me suspicious of the koan….
Need to think some more about this before I can swallow it whole-hearted.
It may even seem un-Biblical… to me… [by my own personal definition of ‘Biblical’, which as far as I can tell was given unto me by God Himself, I’m sure.]
Re-posted from a private Google+ Post I started….