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The devils are here

Originally posted on Benyapoesy:
Hell will be one of the most well-known concepts ever:is there anybody who needs to tellempty feelings, pains and people who feed on each other,and is there anybody to tell we are living hell;all vain trials,…

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Running the Race

Jesus is my hero. And yet he’s so much more than that. Some have proposed (even though there are numerous non-scriptural references to him) that he’s a complete fiction, cobbled together from the writings of religious zealots, or loosely based … Continue reading

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Procrasti-Nation

Well, it’s Tuesday. Guess I better get started on that work I was gonna finish “by Monday at the latest.” “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is … Continue reading

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Faith

I have my doubts about those who have no doubts (there’s a reason it’s called faith). So, why do I believe? Because there’s Someone I trust more than I trust myself.

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

My journey from atheism to faith To read Part One click here. I began to think of my longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist. Which seemed odd. But there was one example of such … Continue reading

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Courage is…

“Courage is the greatest of all weapons, but it’s also an invisible one. You don’t know whether you have it until you’re called upon to use it.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 103

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Doubt and Faith: Christmas Edition

Painting by Gari Melchers (1860 – 1932) I struggled with my faith recently. I do that. Cyclically. Some proxigean tide will send a wave of doubt crashing over me, producing the impression of drowning. I’ll flail and gasp, sometimes for … Continue reading

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Skepticism

I think I have an extra “Why?” chromosome.       For good or for bad, I was born a skeptic. My mother tells me (true story) that I was expelled from pre-school for repeatedly questioning the teacher. If we … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith

Part Two: Faith (To read Part One, click here) “Count it all joy when various trials fall upon you, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance; and perseverance, when it has completed its work, will make you whole and … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith

Part One: Doubt I’m a congenital skeptic. Yet somehow I made the leap of faith. Still, I was troubled by recurring doubts. The idea of a God who loved me and created me to dwell with him and others in … Continue reading

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