This op-ed was submitted by an anonymous student at Cedarville University who shared their unique perspective on marriage and divorce as someone who has experienced both. They argue that the problem does not lie with “secularism,” but with wrong teaching and toxic dating cultures, such as the one at Cedarville. Here is a confession: I […]OP-ED: In light of disturbing divorce rates in the church, Christians must reexamine their outdated teachings on relationships
One way to get ones family angry is to announce that one is about to leave ones religion of birth. There is this expectation that a child automatically inherits the beliefs of the parent. There is a column for religion in an infants birth certificate and it is to be filled with the parent own religion. But the birth certificate did not ask for the parent birth certificate but the child’s. The opinion of the child was not sought . Yet whenever the child comes of age and decides to leave the religion of his birth, the parents get angry.
Some religion encourages her members to discriminate against and disown their children for attempting to leave the parent religion. Other religion ask parent to kill any child who abhors such thought . Of course every religion wants more members. One way to do this is to promise after death reward to entice non members to join. Another way is to make punnitive laws to prevent existing members including infants. from leaving th toe religion. Their goal is to have more members
Civilization has made it ok for a grown up child to choose a career path different from that of the parent but it is unacceptable to deviate from one religion of birth. The parents did not take into consideration the individual characteristics of the child. An extrovert is more likely to feel attracted to a religion that gives members freedom of self expression and varieties. To compel the individual to belong to a religion that promotes repeatation of ancient prayers could be boring. Similarly, To compel an optimistic child to actively partake in a religious gathering that constantly preaches sin, hell, rapture, crucifixion,co tondemnation , etc makes one guilty. A positive approach would have been better.
To force belief to children and compell them to hold on to them for life is an infringement . the child religious freedom was not taken into consideration. Each child ought to be exposed to various teaching at an early age . He should visit the church, the mosque ,the shrine and other religious and irreligious group and study with them. and be free to choose according to it’s feeling. Wherever he feels joyous,that is his path . The parent can only bless him. This will teach him see things from various perspective at an early age and will make him more tolerance of those from other religious group. In this way, we build a next generation devoid of religious based violence.
7 Types of Rest Everyone Needs
How is it with the world’s vast technological advantages that people seem even more tired? You have all those computerized gadgets that are supposed to save you time and energy, yet you feel chronically exhausted. Although your sleep may be okay, you may not be getting the types of rest you need. UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES […]7 Types of Rest Everyone Needs
10 Levels Of Consciousness
There are ten levels of consciousness between identifying with (internalizing) your environment or choosing to transform from within by heart. At the first level of consciousness you identify completely with your environment whether rich or poor, peaceful or warlike, cruel or loving At the 1st level of consciousness you accept your social and physical environments as […]10 Levels Of Consciousness
Be your own happiness
When we search outside ourselves for someone or something to fulfil us, to bring us happiness, to fix us, to…whatever, it never brings us anything other than disappointment. We place an expectation on things, events, other people and so on, however, it always fails as things, people etc will always fall short of our expectation. […]Be your own happiness
Do We Owe Our Spouses Sex?
At some point over the past few years since becoming a mom, I became a subscriber to the popular Mommy blog Scary Mommy. By subscriber I mean I’m on their email list- I’m certainly not paying them. Anyway, here lately I’ve noticed a preponderance of posts about how women do not owe their husbands sex. […]Do We Owe Our Spouses Sex?
Pushing Through The Unexpected
Nothing is certain in our life. When the Universe decides to make a twist or turn it does not need your permission nor will it ask you for it. It does not pick a preference as to whom it targets. It merely runs it’s course on its own accord. You could be the most organized […]Pushing Through The Unexpected
How do you define yourself? What are the main characteristics that encompass who you are? Is it a strong work ethic or athletic, musical, or artistic talent? Perhaps generosity or courage or fortitude? For me it’s always been my intelligence & my kindness. Throughout my whole life the main feedback I’ve ever received from the […]The Perfectionist Conundrum
10 Ways to get what you wish
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A brief how and why of phobias
Do you ever feel a sudden sense of panic about something that other people find innocuous? Your friends tell you that it’s harmless, but you can’t help feeling that sudden tightness in your chest and the compulsion to get away? Maybe you’re a bit embarrassed about it … join the club, there are thousands of […]A brief how and why of phobias
For Edward Bernays, the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, […]Mass Psychology and Propaganda in Politics
Mad or Unique
THE Pharisees AND Sadducees WERE waiting for coming of savior
They had their own idea if how Jesus would come
The Jesus that came differed from their expectations
They rejected him
THEY STILL AWAIT HIM
FAST FOWARD TO TODAT
Jesus said he would come again
We await second coming of Jesus
Bible warned us to be careful of the false Christ
Many people have claimed to be Jesus
We discarded them all
we are still waiting for real Jesus
IS IT possible that in the process of discarding fake Christ, we also discarded the true Christ
If Jesus were to come again, we may reject him and accuse him of being possessed or mad.
William Hush(1992), a Psychiatrist who has treated a number of mentally abnormal persons claimed Jesus was Paranoid. He is not the first person to do so. The sanity of Jesus has been questioned begining from the biblical times (Mark 3: 21, John 7: 20)
Numerous Psychiatrist have linked Jesus to showing traits of grandiosity,an inflated sence of his own power as well as difficulty communicating with others. Multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, Hyperreligiosity, paranoia, suicide by proxy, schizoaffective disorder etc have been attributed to the founder of Christianity.
A more recent study(2012) by a group of neurologist, Psychiatrist, psychologist,and behavioral scientist From Havard medical school claimed that major biblical characters like Moses,Paul and Jesus all testsd positive to mental disorder from the DSM IV.
None of these scientist withnesed the reign of Jesus and hence diagnosed based on interpretation of scriptural writing. It is not impossible to rule out a misdiagnosis .
If biblical figures were to come back again and repeat the same actions as written in the Bible, we may be guilty of similar diagnosis. Take for instance, a man chasing grasshopper and bees in the forest asks to pour water on your head is likely to be called a lunatic but the Bible tells us John the Baptist fed on locust and honey in the bush. He baptised the people.
Or Abraham who heard a noise and left his home to an unknown destination. That would be considered abnormal In this modern society.
Sometimes we are quick to slam a label on people for behaving different or having different thoughts from the majority. Yet we forget that our sacred scripture contains saints who exhibited the same traits . Sometimes, we begin to find excuses for our saints.
If only we can stop trying to fix people in a box and stop trying to expect everyone to conform, think or behave the same way. If only we can amsee individual difference as something positive,. We may begin to appreciate the beauty in abnormality.
Be Authentic, Be unique. Be True, Be you
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PSYCHOLOGY OF ANGER
I love this and I thought of sharing it with you. A professor while teaching, asked his students, “Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?” The students thought for awhile. One said, “because we lose our calmness” But the professor asked again, “why shout when […]PSYCHOLOGY OF ANGER
Let me first say that this article is in no way excusing the sin, shortcomings of weaknesses of any preacher, but rather acknowledging them. I know that God expects us as ministers and teachers to set the standard of behavior and holds us to a higher degree of accountability. 1 Peter 5:2 (NKJV) 2 Shepherd the flock […]REMINDER: PREACHERS HAVEN’T PERFECTED EVERYTHING THEY PREACH…