There is a conflict between religion and psychology over living in the past. Psychology can be called a modern secular social science. If religion is called a way of life; this can also be said about psychology and sociology guiding people in a secular way of life. The influence of psychology is also being felt in religion.
Being selective does make a person is racist. The wrong friends and associates can cause a person to fall. Learning how to be selective in life is important for succeeding. Select your goals and be careful. Build your life through adding in it all the important healthy ingredients of life. Be like a chemist producing a useful chemical in his laboratory.
Politics can be religious political like in theocracy. Politics can be secular like in democracy. Israel today is a democracy but in the past the biblical nation of Israel was a monarchy a theocracy. The religion of Judaism is based on the Law of Moses for building a theocracy. Theocracy mixes religion and politics.
Racism is interwoven in life and it is hard to avoid racists not only in secular racist discrimination but also in religion. Black Americans have fought against racism in America and are only now beginning to win their battle. Martin Luther King led the black Americans as an American Baptist Minister until he was assassinated in 1968. When your color is black it is difficult to hide it when seeking employment.
Is Zero a number? What is Zero? How is it related to the number One? Is Infinity a number? How is infinity related to the number One and Zero? How are all these numbers related to God? First study a little mathematics.
Mathematicians have delved into the questions above and all have drawn the conclusion that 0 is a number. Those that once believed that there were only ten numbers without including Zero were mistaken like those that once believed that the sun revolved around the moon. The concept of ten is connected to religion Ten Commandments a ten number system which we all use in our daily lives. Jews also count to seven receiving the Sabbath each week but always the week continues again from 1 – 7 without end. Zero is missing in religion but not in mathematics. Zero stands between two directions which are positive number +1,+2 0 -1, -2. Religion does not consider the importance of the other direction it is suppressed.
Fission and fusion are two sources of energy compared to the energy of heaven and earth. Religion primarily connects with the spiritual energy fusion. Mysticism connects to the spiritual energy of fission.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1) It is beyond our understanding how the world and the universe was created by God from nothing. Creation of something matter from nothing is beyond the human capacity to understand and create. A human being can take matter and shape it, change it, even to produce from it energy by way of Fusion and Fission. He cannot create something from nothing.
Nick Cave was asked, “What does God’s voice sound like?” His answer was beautiful.
A rock star becomes for his fans a model, a life coach, a guru, a friend. People ask him all sorts of questions like how to overcome loneliness and grief. CNN picked up on his answer to a follower on “What does God’s voice sound like?” It seems that he is going in the way of the famous female pop-star Madonna who entered the spiritual realm many years ago. His latest song “Red Right Hand” is an allusion to the vengeance of God. In the last few months he has posted on his website “you can ask me anything.” He got a flood of 100 letters a week.
Most people are innocent witnesses of the conflicts in today’s life between democracy and theocracy. In common folk language we are Jehovah witnesses seeing history revealed. Sunday morning in Brooklyn, we would wake up late and about noon time would come to our doors two very lovely ladies to give us some help. They were carrying a Bible and some pamphlets which said on them “Jehovah Witnesses.” We were not Orthodox Jewish but maintained in our house Jewish Tradition. My mother was respectful to these missionaries. Not interested was our answer and they tried to accept it.
Before asking yourself the question: Do I need the Messiah, first ask yourself the question Do I need God? Do I need to study the Bible? President Trump is pictured carrying a Bible.
There are atheists in the world who refuse to believe in God. They may have suffered in the holocaust or have witnessed great tragedies in life which have made them atheists. Atheists live their whole life without faith in God performing their duties to humanity as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers etc. Most atheists did believe in God once but lost it. Their faith is compared to a lost object which has disappeared and the hope of finding it has been given up. Every day they witness another tragedy reinforcing their atheism.
Duncan Lawrence received the award for his song “Loving You is a Losing Game” at the Eurovision song contest in Jerusalem last month. Everyone wants love. Love is in our nature from birth.
The baby comes out of his mother’s womb and cries. He cries for love. His mother embraces him and feeds him. Children need love throughout the childhood and adolescence. When they reach the age of 12 for a girl and 13 for a boy they need love which their mother can no longer give them. By some people this stage in life is called independence. Others say that it is the trick of the devil. The song of Duncan Lawrence “Loving you is a losing game” is teaching beware of love.
On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America. The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another. President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.
At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer. He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America. He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers. He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world.
The Internet is sometimes called a friend and sometimes an enemy. In th small African nation of Chad, the internet has been closed for one year. Chadians feel anger and are revolting as they struggle without internet.
An internet shutdown happens when someone, usually a government, intentionally disrupts internet access to control what people say and do. Blackouts are sometimes called blackouts or kill switches. The internet enables all our human rights. When there is peace, people enjoy life with The Internet. In times of war it may be better to close The Internet.
Christendom, Islam, Zionism are three parts of Religious nationalism which can only be received together in peace through freedom of religion which doesn’t accept violent acts of religious terrorism. Freedom and justice can tolerate hatred when it is confined in the four walls of religion but not when it goes outside. The humanitarian will not accept violence in the name of God. The humanitarian believes in freedom. He also believes in peace. God cannot tolerate building a Golden Calf desiring only for material pleasures or a Tower of Babel nationalism without religion like the Las Vegas and the California discotheque shootings.
About at the same time when is being celebrated the holiday of Passover, Christians are celebrating the Easter festival. Passover is the time when the Jewish people exited the land of Egypt where they had been slaves for 210 years. The redemption of the Jewish people from Egypt began when Moses while doing his work as a shepherd witnessed a bush which was burning with a fire which would not extinquish called in Genesis 2:4 “the burning bush.”
Every Christmas season is a period of joy for people all the world over. When I was young, we always look forward to Christmas day because of the impact of the season and the celebrations attached to it among our people.
It is right to say God is one but there is more to it than that. For this reason it is written in Petach Eliyahu the words of the prophet Elijah “Opens Elijah the prophet to reveal God is one but not just one.” One is a limitation and God is unlimited. Elijah reveals a secret truth for the sake of World Unity and Peace which was hidden until today.
Religion simplifies faith into belief in one God and no other. The God of the Jewish people the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is one God the Jewish God. The Jewish God is also called the King of the Universe. From there can be confused to think that the Jewish God and the Jewish people rule over the universe. This would put a limitation on God who is unlimited. The Jewish faith, the Jewish people conquered the land of Israel and established in the land of Israel the kingship of God of the Jewish faith.
The Hebrew Alphabet is filled with ancient secrets. In the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet the letter ב Beit is the secret of peace and unity. This secret is in the form of the letter ב Beit.
The form of the letter ב Beit is above a roof and below a line or floor in the middle is a vertical line which connects the roof of the letter with its base. The letter Beit ב is the first letter in the Torah the Bible, Genesis of the five books of Moses. The letter Beit ב is numerically equal to 2.
Psychologists recognize that there are two levels of consciousness which are conscious level and subconscious. Psychologists work in treating people with speech which is on the conscious level. On the conscious level there is intellect and speech. Through interaction and communication between the psychologist and the patient, he/she is opened on the intellectual level to recognize his/her problems and to solve them. The results are not accomplished in one treatment.
Technology grows each day with new discoveries, a new patent, a new invention whether in the field of medicine or in the field of telecommunications and physics. Most anthropologists agree that the first discoveries in science was to make a fire by rubbing together two stones.
When came Freedom also came a separation between religious and secular. There were times that the religious leaders were in power and their nations were dictatorships. There was always opposition within their nations to religious rule.
Martin Buber born in Austria 1878 grew up in a religious Jewish family and broke off from the traditional Jewish direction to become a Jewish philosopher. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in literature ten times and the Nobel Peace prize seven times. He is known for his book “I thou” which is connected to existentialism. Existentialism is a philosophy for all human beings to seek out the essence of life by acquiring self-knowledge and applying this knowledge in life. In existentialism existence precedes essence, the importance of the individual is stressed even before the importance of God. The goal in life as described by Martin Buber in his book “I Thou” is to unite the individual with the essence which is God. Existentialism stresses happiness, it also stresses peace as a purpose in life.
Religion was once part of politics. The first Monotheistic religious state was the Biblical nation of Israel which was a Religious Monarchy. The nation of Israel did not evolve into a Religious Monarchy immediately when they entered into Israel under the leadership of Joshua. There was a period of 400 years called the time of judges about which it says in Judges, “In those days there was no king in Israel, every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” During the time of Judges there was even a woman Judge Devorah who lead the country in peace and war. The nation of Israel at the time of Judges is an example for all nations today.
The sun rises in the east and the sun sets in the west; the sun rules over the day and the moon at night. Everyday is a new day. There are three important people in our world trying to make the world a better place to live in, the clergy, the humanitarian and the spiritual healer. The humanitarian looks at life intellectually and accepts only the parts of life that he can understand with his intelligence. He sees the evil in war, sickness and poverty. Most important to him is to solve the problems of life through politics, and technology. He feels the hardship of poverty and gives to charities to help the sick, poor, and needy and to institutions which help them. He is agnostic or maybe even atheist. He himself is not happy but he wants others to be happy. Making other people happy; makes him happy.
Religious leaders and their constituents sacrifice their lives for the sake of God and their religion. Religion is the most important part of their lives. They believe in God and their holy scriptures given to them by their prophets Mohammed, Moses or Jesus and their disciples. The scriptures give guidance to people in life and prepare them for the share in the afterlife. Orthodox Religion does not emphasize happiness in life. It emphasizes that this world is a corridor to the next world and sacrificing happiness in this world for the sake of the share in next world. It is difficult for people to live only for happiness in the next world. People need happiness in this world. Raising a family and making a livelihood gives happiness but in life there are ups and downs, problems in child raising, employment and health.
The name of God peace Shalom is the most important revelation of God in the world. It is difficult to believe when you look at the religious conflicts which plague the world everyday. In the Middle East is the political conflict between Israel and the Arabs, Muslim – Jewish conflict, Muslim Shiites conflict with the Sunni, Catholics conflict with Protestant, Judaism clashes with Christianity, Islam clashes with Christianity, Hindu with Muslim. What is the source of these conflicts from a Biblical eye?
In order to answer this question it is important first to separate religion and politics; political conflicts from religious conflicts. Politics all the time interfere with peace. Politics is defined by Wikipedia as the process of making decisions by members of a group. Groups conflicts exist in their interests and within groups when there are conflicting interests. The goal of politics is to make peace like the goal of religion. Whereas politics is connected to group interaction religion is divided into group and individual. Religion has a place for the individual and for the group.
Six million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust by the Fascist Nazi Regime of Hitler and over forty million human beings. According to Wikipedia Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they believe in a complete mobilization society under a totalitarian one party state. Such a state is led by a strong leader a dictator and a martial government composed of members of his governing party to forge national unity and maintain a stable orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means that can achieve national rejuvenation. German Fascism was also racial. Hitler claimed that the German people the Aryan race were supreme. The Holocaust came to teach a lesson to Jews and to mankind.
In the history of the world there have been many dictators who have used their power like Hitler. Hitler may be considered the worst of these evil leaders. In the history of the world there have been political and religious racists that used the type of idealism used by Hitler for the sake of National Unity. There are still movements in the world using this type of racism for the sake of national unity. There are two major types of governments which are dictatorship and democratic.
There is a clear relationship between the Pittsburgh Massacre in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and the California tragedies in the nightclub and the fires in Northern California. They have all killed human beings in similar numbers.
See My Previous Post: On The Pittsburgh Massacre
The California Massacre in the nightclub which happened a week after the event in Pittsburgh was done also by a madman. In the nightclub was primarily American students. If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty. There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services. The same is true in America that attendance of young people in Churches has fallen off rapidly. Religions like Judaism and Christian faith need these young people. Many of the young Jewish people in Pittsburgh after the murder were very happy that they didn’t attend the services as if to say it was a good thing not to be there.
There are many reasons to hate Jews and Muslims for people living in a Free World and who love freedom because Judaism and Muslim religions are against freedom. Even Orthodox Christianity or Protestantism are also against freedom even though Jesus their God was the champion for freedom. In all religions there is racism. Judaism was the first of these religions and made a Jewish religious state in an age when the whole world was filled with paganism and lawlessness. There wasn’t in those days another choice for the leaders of the Jewish people other than to make a dictatorship with a King. All the other Pagan nations living in the world at that time were dictatorships with a King . The Jewish people under the leadership of Moses and Joshua made also a dictatorship with a King but the nation of Israel was governed according to justice the law of God which influenced other nations in the Modern World to adopt laws not to kill, not to steal. not to commit adultery people are considered innocent until proven guilty. However Jewish law did not include in it freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech like in democracy. The nation had to protect their people from the evil influences of the pagan cultures around them.
When you have an encounter with God, a difference occurs in your life. Look, you can’t meet with God and remain the same! Something somewhere somehow must change for the better. Meeting God is full of impacts.
As a form of testimony, what God did that marvel us in those days when we were young in the lord as Christians; we kept heralding the news about the goodness of Jesus.
Your life can be one of the best if you find something positive done about it if you are still alive, things can be made better for you by God-the creator of heaven and earth. There is a big hope for the living!
The world that we all lived inside today was made better when God did something spectacular about it. The earth at the beginning was worse than imagine.
Racism is not necessarily a bad thing. Every person is born in his nature with racism. Naturally people favor their own family, father, mother and siblings. The family develops and grows with time when man procreates. The family begins with the unity of father and mother. In the Bible the first two parents are Adam and Eve. From Adam and Eve develops the tree of life of lineage. There is one family for all of mankind beginning with Adam and Eve or with the children of Noah after the flood. Within the family tree of Adam and Noah there are branches which are specific families growing from the same root.
Preparing for Doomsday through Spiritual Healing
Living in the twentieth century after the Second World War there is nobody that can avoid the thought of a third World War which will be much worse than mankind has ever seen in the past. The third World war will be a nuclear war. The world has become smaller through technology. People can communicate through internet and share their ideas from one end of the world to the other. At the same time technology has brought to the world the dangers of weapons of mass destruction. Doomsday is in the back of every person’s mind. Everyone knows that it is inevitable but it is the work of all of mankind to postpone the date of destruction if possible forever. Through cooperation between nations the date of doomsday can be delayed. At the same time the world is faced with Global warming. The earth is aging like human beings. The life expectancy of people has grown but at the same time each person has his day of death in the future. The earth also has it limits as population growth creates pollution of the waters of the earth, air pollution, natural catastrophes like fires in California and Europe and hurricanes which are only signs of the future.
Understanding Sex Scandals in the Church Today
Sex conflicts in life exist from the time of Adam and Eve and are not new. Today there is a controversy about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is not new but in the past was covered up. There are two ways of building a spiritual life with marriage and without marriage.