Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

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Things Destined to Perish

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 2 – Ignorance and Enlightenment

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Ignorance and Enlightenment

The enemy has used both ignorance and “enlightenment” (or the perception of it) to mislead many.

Even thechurch has been used many times to lead people into darkness – or to keep them there.

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church capitalized on the ignorance of the laity regarding the truth of the Bible – deceiving and exploiting them for sordid gain. The heart and truth of God was greatly misunderstood, if it was known at all.

And then came an “Age of Enlightenment”, in which God was “reasoned” by some out of existence.

The enemy is clever, and uses the trend of the day to deceive people.

Unfortunately, we sometimes seem to be less clever, either following the trend of the day for the sake of following it, or clinging so tightly to tradition that we miss the truth.

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Knowledge Without Wisdom

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov

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What Are You Most Afraid of Losing?

One of the things I would most "fear" losing is my ability to reason, learn, remember, process information, articulate my thoughts, and comprehend the world around me. Essentially, my mind and sanity. In my mind, the magnitude of this loss would far outweigh that of losing my limbs or hearing or eyesight - which is …

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Self-reflection: illusions

Illusions of Self

“Surrounded as we are by such people – so confused, so ignorant of what they’re saying and of whatever faults they may or may not have, where those faults came from and how to get rid of them – I think we too should make a habit of asking ourselves, ‘Could it be that I’m …

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How High is Your Physical Intelligence?

Fascinating piece on physical intelligence by Dr. Damon Ashworth at Damon Ashworth Psychology.

Damon Ashworth Psychology

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Physical intelligence is concerned with how different elements of our environment interact with our senses to influence or distort our perceptions, judgments, and emotions, which then influence our behaviours.

In her excellent book ‘Sensation’, Thalma Lobel has neatly summarized all of the important findings that have accumulated so far in the emerging field of physical intelligence, or ’embodied cognition’.

Like emotional intelligence, physical intelligence appears to be something that can be developed and improved over time. It firstly requires an understanding of the biases inherent in the interaction between our sensory-motor experiences and the physical environment. It then requires an excellent present moment awareness of these biases so that our judgment and actions are adaptive rather than reactive.

Let’s have a look at how high your physical intelligence is and quick ways that you could improve it:

1. Temperature

Q: Should you offer someone a warm or a cold drink…

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Some of My Quirks

Trust me, it gets weirder than this.

Knowledge vs. Intelligence vs. Wisdom

And contextual intelligence.

Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.

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Stereotypes: Part 1

Any of these sound familiar?