by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 218 comments and questions on Religion issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|Do miracles happen?||General||USA|
|Can we test to see if we have a soul?||Do Humans Have a Soul||England|
|Does Unity believe that Jesus died for our sins?||Unity Principles||USA|
|Picture of Solar Phallus Man||Do Humans Have a Soul||USA|
|Curious about this thing called 'soul'||Do Humans Have a Soul||Bulgaria|
|I wasn't trying to judge the Unity Church||Unity Principles||Canada|
|Are Unity believers Hell-bound?||Unity Principles||Canada|
|Religion and science||General||Philippines|
|Where did Jabez come from?||Prayer of Jabez||USA|
|Comparison of science and religion||About||Kenya|
|Where do I start in order to clarify my thinking?||About||USA|
|I don't believe we have a soul||Do Humans Have a Soul||USA|
|Is life a gift from God?||General||India|
|How could Satan have been an angel of God?||About||USA|
|A champion after death||Life After Death||Canada|
Do miracles happen?
May 24, 2012
Is it possible chemistry is a fake of some kind? ...that the laws of gravity, physics, chemistry, logic, etc., are able to be overcome by faith?
I never witnessed a miracle until 34, now I've seen so many. Dead on my wedding day for 3 hours, etc. Husband & I had 1/3 of our store stolen in months. By a faith action, no one could steal from us without being caught for the next 11 years in business.
When my chosen doctrine of "no Satan" was proven wrong, It was allowed that he should appear to me while working at the State Department. If anthrax was in a Petrie dish, AFTER applying faith, and the anthrax died, would the power of faith spread to all other stored germs?
I am supposed to do faith experiments, but if science laws were set up by Satan, I fear being involved with chemistry, gravity, physics, or logic.
Carolyn - USA (22677)
Chemistry, physics and other such sciences are based on observable and repeatable experiments and results.
Some miracles are debatable. If God set some laws the way that matter was supposed to behave, would He break those laws to make a miracle? On the other had, there are views that both God and Satan can influence the way people act.
Also, some things--such as an accident--happen by chance. Did it happen because God intervened, or was it because someone prayed or didn't pray?
Some people feel that their faith and prayers can affect the way things happen. If that is what happens in their experience, then they certainly will believe it.
Religion, faith, and spiritual issues can go hand-in-hand with science.
Can we test to see if we have a soul?
May 7, 2012
If we have a spirit, then it must be doing something whilst in our body. Do you think it's possible that someone smart enough will come along and explain how the spirit works?
If the mind is the spirit, then they would have to know how the mind works also, they would have to be a genius.Nobody knows how the mind works.
I read about someone who lives with Aspergers (Autism)he claims to have had many out-body-experiences throughout his life, through these experiences and autism, he has learnt how the mind and spirit works. He's going to write a book about it called "Autism and the spirit". Is this possible, somebody who can explain the two greatest mysteries known to mankind. I understand that a number of people who live with Aspergers are geniuses.
Rudy - England (22637)
Since your spirit or soul is part of you, it may be possible to sense it or have a feeling of its existence.
There are people who have almost died who claim to have had near-death experiences, where they saw "the other side" and could tell others about it.
Also, some people have had out-of-body experiences. There is a study in a hospital where they are testing whether people having out-of-body experiences during an operation can actually see some hidden objects, as opposed to imagining they had the experience.
Still, the connection between the physical body and the spiritual is difficult to understand.
Does Unity believe that Jesus died for our sins?
May 3, 2012
What does the Unity faith teach concerning the Christian belief that Jesus died on the cross for our sins therefore releasing us from them ?
Barbara - USA (22632)
Unity takes the metaphysical view of Biblical stories.
In answer to the question, “Does Unity believe in the deity of Jesus Christ?”, the official statement of faith replies, “Yes, Unity teaches that the spirit of God lived in Jesus, just as it lives in every person. Every person has the potential to express the perfection of Christ, as Jesus did, by being more Christ-like in everyday life.” (From article on Unity School of Christianity)
In other words, they don't seem to believe that Jesus died for our sins.
Picture of Solar Phallus Man
April 28, 2012
Sol Cohen says:
Do we have a soul is very difficult to prove. However, if you were to find a image on you car that had a standing man with two fee, two legs, two hands. a vague head and shoulders area would you take a photo of it?
Well I did and also discovered that it had a penius.
In my readings I discovered Carl Jung and his story of the Solar Phallus Man.
The well told story is that as an intern he met a patient who would stand at the window and look out at the sun. When asked why he did that he replied "when I squint my eyes I can look at the sun and see that it has a proturasion and when it moves it moves the winds on earth".
Jung discovered as was translating Greek mytholgy that this was an ancient myth. Aa the patient was not able to have know this myth he believed that this was proof of the exisence of a Universal Unconsicous. Plato and many others had assumed the posibility that we all carry in our genes the memories of our ancesors religious beliefs.
Jung worte: "The Solar Phallus Man carries on his shoudlers the burden of proof of the existence of an Universal Unconscious".
The image that I photographed contained, above his shoulders, images that may indicate that we do have a soul.
Google "Solar Phalluls Man" and click on Solar Phallus Man history to see the images that were all in the image on my car that may have been an egg thrown by vandels. When I used the new Kodak machine to print this image the ultraviolet filter made the area above it's shoulders visible
Sol - USA (22619)
The problem with an image of something seen on a car or other surface is that it could be just a random arrangement of material that looks like something mystical. People have taken pictures of cloud formations, burnt toast, and other items that looked like people or spirits.
It could be something miraculous or simple a coincidence.
Although the existence of the soul cannot be proven or disproven, you can get an idea of it by searching inward to experience your own spiritual nature.
Curious about this thing called 'soul'
April 26, 2012
I enjoyed your article. I am very curious about this thing called 'soul'. Your article gave me some good information about it, but unfortunately, it is still not enough. I think scientists should make a investigation on this thing called 'soul'. I don't see any prove of its existing. It seems to me that the concept of 'soul' is the same as the concept of 'god'. As a matter of fact, the word 'soul' came from the bible, is that correct ? Correct me if i am wrong, but isn't the human consist of memories and information ? When a person dies, his perceptions also stops and therefore he cannot receive or store anymore information and therefore the information he has should disappear ? If that's the case then clearly such a thing as 'soul' cannot exist, because it cannot retain nor receive anymore information. I would like to see more scientific investigations about this. Also, any scientific evidence should be presented as a fact and not theory.
Thank you for your article !
Tisho - Bulgaria (22612)
Certainly, the idea of a person having an eternal soul that exists after the body dies is appealing. Philosophers have speculated on the concept, but there is no way to really prove it. Certainly, scientists cannot prove or disprove the existence of the soul.
In reference to the Bible, a big problem is that words change in translation from different languages. The word "soul" could also mean "life spirit", which is a different concept.
One nice concept is that we are really spirits having a human experience. Perhaps, after one body dies, that spirit and its knowledge will pass into another new body.
I guess once a person dies, he or she can find out what the truth is.
I wasn't trying to judge the Unity Church
March 27, 2012
Hi, I wasn't trying to judge the Unity Church. As a devout; born again Christian I should not judge. After reading the Unity Church info on your site again--"They ain't all bad!" They do have some merit. Thanx for your reply..I'm going to give "them" another look, as a matter of fact. Any thoughts on your behalf?
Doug - Canada (22540)
I didn't feel you were judging. Their concept of many paths to Heaven is unusual among religions. It does have merit, but although the church was originally based on Christian principles, there are a number of beliefs they have that are far from mainstream.
It is good to examine other religions with an open mind. It helps to strengthen your own ideas and faith.
Are Unity believers Hell-bound?
March 25, 2012
As a devout Christian, I do not subscribe to this "New Thought form of Christianity!"--Do you think they are Hell-Bound? [I do, as they're "Too out there for me."
Doug - Canada (22535)
Thank you for your thoughts. It is a difficult subject.
The Unity Church accepts other religions as possible paths to Heaven. They do not believe that God would condemn billions of non-Christians to Hell, especially if they have not even heard the Word of Christ through no fault of their own.
Each person can believe and be devout without judging others. It is up to God to decide who goes to Heaven.
Religion and science
November 8, 2011
MYSTERY OF SCIENCE VS SCIENCE OF SOUL
AND SPIRIT AND THEIR TECHNOLOGY
Since earth is belong to cosmos science, and every peace of matter on atmosphere are made of science including living things and non-living things, therefore we humans need to find out the worthy contribution we can make to benefit our tomorrows life. Nothing on our surrounding without science and no one pointing anything said this thing wasn’t belongs to science.
Scientist research revealed that man first foot step on earth, happen 30 millions years ago and it was because of evolution of cosmos from the big bang, while the holy bible said man belong to the creation of God which is made of mud and he gave life, he called him Adam and the second was taken from the ribs of Adam and she was called Eve.
Science and holy Bible revelation are related, science said human structure are made of minerals and the energy which came from the particles, that science found on every product of earth soil. While the holy bible said man made up of mud the reason why, human consumption was a product soil which is grown on the land of earth. Even the food of the consumable animals grown from the land, it was like of full grown tree stood strong on its timber bark, grow on wooden matter without waiting wood beneath for it to stand strong.
But science was came from the knowledge of man, without man science wouldn’t be revealed, while the scientific research found science at every 0.001 mm cube on cosmos space scientist didn’t create science even single particles nor minerals or atoms, in-fact they tried to make gold but they failed science was there since the creation of cosmos.
The world famous scientists are keeping on putting funds for scientific program and research center for continuing progress of the world technology, but because of too much technology peoples forget the importance of their soul and spirit human flesh stay materialistic, they don’t mind the reality of existence of their soul and spirit, people don’t even notice that humans are about to become a slave of technology.
The human flesh live on atmosphere and breathe by means of oxygen, while the spirit live on magnetosphere and energized by magnetic energy look like magnetic wind, which is called anti-matter by the scientist. And the soul was leave on high magnitude look like sparkling diamond at needle dot size look like atom, they don’t breathe by means of air but by means of magnetic energy. It’s the trinity of man kind with three the same voices, at the same figure but different attitude at three different angle of life.
It wasn’t that easy to believed, that some one like me writing such fact like this mystery, according to some religious preachers, human spirit leaving with their flesh and they will separate if the flesh was pass away, but believe it or not our soul and spirit are already separated from our flesh. But I’m not a scientist to prove it on naked eye of a man, but if some one out there with proper authority to any world science research center, who really interested about the fact will prove it scientifically using scientific technology at science research center.
We human flesh using scientific technology on earth as well on outer space, even the spirit and soul using too, but into different angle of human trinity imagine the pass away expert, professional, even scientist are still working for their necessity. But nowadays even the spirit and soul of living flesh are with them working together to reach their flesh.
Some of them are complaining, saying they are slave of our technology. Their being use as materials on our electronic necessity, living on miserable way of life. They live with the eldest of oldest ever lived on earth, they keep on getting old but they don’t die spiritually and solely, they are skinny and shaking their moving by means of magnetic energy, but they are belong to science, and they are science.
The question is! What was the purpose of God to phenomenal event on earth, is it nature or declaration of judgment day?
• Human flesh, soul, and spirit trinity dimension of human life.
Its as countless life form on cosmos, which we’re belong from primary solar system our sun up to seven ball circle layer solar system, but why human are so important? Because we have soul, we are the bright star on the beginning of creation our soul, we don’t have image that time. Until the human flesh first born come, whether it came from evolution or mud it ours, on our life being a man our soul received us our image and the spirit were born because of our savior. That’s how human trinity arrived.
• Time space dimension of pass-away human flesh.
According to a Holy Scripture there was Jerusalem made of gold with twelve doors for man, written on Old Testament. And twelve doors for those written on New Testament with different sign of precious Gem on each door, but according to my analysis while listening, those doors aren’t literal doors they are fast different time space on earth which was save for a reason expert called dimension. But they aren’t made of gold as scripture said, their situated on the era before death, which stay still until nowadays. We live at the same space into different angle of life force.
• Is there any possibility to souls and spirit, touching computer technology?
According to history our ancestors fortuned mostly relied on superstitious belief and omen, base on scripture man knowledge grow up to his/her capability to learn anything, but not infinite. Soul and spirit are able to think and move pass as magnetic energy, they won’t seen by naked eyes unless they want to show their images to human flesh by using clouds or fags to appear to people. But they can be viruses of computers anywhere on earth and on space. Because of their nature of life form and can be a danger of technologies, it’s because every single technology are dependent of earth magnetic core even the sophisticated military facilities which is relied on high magnitude, aren’t safe to magnetic pulse disturbance, because our soul and spirit live on magnetism of cosmos space.
• Atmosphere magnitude every where
Some of world science observatory found, a different location of earth magnitude unlike we learn from school about North Pole and South Pole saying how come the earth magnitude are changing and so many of them at different location on earth magnetic system. It’s because of integration of Seventh ball circle layer solar systems magnetic energy, from primary solar system which is our sun. Cosmos magnetic energy work to energize every life form on cosmos, thru its celestial bodies up to planetary system.
• Cosmos energy system Cosmos energy system nowadays runs into different solar system at once into celestial bodies thru planetary system at ball hexagonal axis at its trillium system using extreme magnetic energy, causing disasters to unaligned rockets spacecraft satellites and other object relaying on magnetic energy. High magnitude changes its energy system since integration of different new born solar system.
• Primary solar system up to seven ball circle layer system energy diagram
Analyzing cosmos energy distribution diagram like measuring cosmos space, from
Primary solar system our Sun thru seven ball circle layer solar systems up to endless space.
Cosmos space filled with magnetic energy, and every center of the celestial body got Magnetic core including atom and other microcosm at different region, filling up Cosmos into tiny ball magnet at trillium axis, from primary solar system up to seventh ball circle layer solar system, will lead Scientist to find out black hole formation of energy and their origin.
• Black Hole source of energy
• Turning polluted gases to positive gases on atmosphere
• Naval fleet on space
• Submarine on outer space
• Unprecedented explosion of sophisticated military facilities on cosmos
• Un-explain return of space missionaries
• Who is God the creator of all life form?
• How is wisdom works into his creation?
• How’s the process of miracle work for man?
• Are there any rules to benefit the miracle of the creator?
• How God the father distribute the process of all life form at once?
• What are possibility that pass-away flesh turn into life again with their meat and not to die again but ever last?
Edgar - Philippines (22155)
Thank you for your opinions on the relationship between science and religion.
Where did Jabez come from?
October 18, 2011
I would like to know where did Jabez come from? Who is his mother, I read that his father had passed away before Jabez was born. Also I did a study and it said that his mother was in so much sorrow when she had him (Jabez) that is the reason she named him Jabez (Jabez means sorrow). Who was Jabez brothers.
Paula - USA (22092)
In , there is a listing of the house of Judah, from which Jabez was supposed to be descended. Unfortunately, the material is not very clear about him.
You can read the material to see if you can find the answers to your questions.
Comparison of science and religion
October 10, 2011
1. what's your take on religion,theory and belief in relation to science on one side and religion on the other???
2.do you believe atheists have a base to explain themselves besides logic??
agnes - Kenya (22052)
Science usually concerns hard facts than can be verified with measurements, while religion is based on beliefs, usually handed down from parents or religious authorities. Because religious beliefs cannot be proven by experiments, some scientists are atheists and do not believe in God.
However, there are areas in science that cannot be proven. For example the Big Bang Theory of the beginning of the Universe cannot be proven. But also that theory fits within many religions as a possible start of things. See Big Bang Theory and Religion.
A true scientist seeks facts but will also accept the possibilities of the unknown and unproven. They would be considered agnostics. An atheist believes in no God, just as a religious person believes there is a God. In such a case, an atheist has a Godless religion not based on his or her beliefs.
Where do I start in order to clarify my thinking?
July 9, 2011
I was raised Catholic and I believe in god and that we have a soul. I'm not sure what will happen after death. Where do I start in order to clarify my thinking? I was told that I have to believe that Jesus is son of God and that is the only way to get to heaven. Is it necessary to believe this or should we be satisfied with the present life God has given us?
- USA (21800)
I like to think of us being spirits that are having a human experience. Certainly, we should take advantage of the opportunity of life and make the most of it, including helping others enjoy their lives too. Having a spiritual essence indicates that their should be some sort of existence after death.
Since there are so many billions of people who are not Catholics or even Christians, I can't believe that God would prevent them from going to Heaven just because their parents taught them a different religion. The criteria of who goes to Heaven is up to God and not human interpretations.
Picking your religion of choice and keeping an open might about other possibilities should help you clarify your thoughts. Enjoy your life and believe in the best outcome.
I don't believe we have a soul
May 15, 2011
After reading about Cain killing Abel and Cain going to the land of Nod and taking a wife, I started questioning several things in the christian bible. After sixty years of believing, I've come to a better understanding of where most, or all, of the stories in the bible came from. I cant't believe a soul can exist just floating around without some type of body. I believe when a person dies, that person is dead and that is the end of their existance. Like a tree that dies, that's it, it's dead.
Terry - USA (21587)
A big issue is that most of the stories in the Bible are not the exact truth and should not be taken literally. Bible stories were really meant to be tales where you can learn some lesson.
The idea of people having a soul or spirit that will exist after the body dies is difficult to understand. I don't think it is like a ghost that is floating around, but it might be something like your thoughts, which give off electrical waves.
No one really knows fir sure what happens after we die, so we all can choose what we believe about the subject.
Is life a gift from God?
April 2, 2011
life is a gift of god.
if your answer is yes, then how the life is a gift of god
nizamuddin - India (21429)
Assuming God created life, then it should be thought of as a gift to enjoy. However, some religions believe that life should be suffering. Unfortunately, for those people, life is not a gift.
I would prefer to enjoy life than to suffer it.
How could Satan have been an angel of God?
January 13, 2011
I am told for I have never read the Bible that Satan at one time was an angel of God in Heaven, I do not belong to a church but interested as to how if this is true, an angel of God in Heaven could do something terribly wrong, a sin, jealousy whatever it was in a place where it should never happen, for Heaven is a place where there is no sin??
Rudy - USA (21017)
That is a big puzzle in the Bible. The story goes that after God created the world, He said, "All is good." However, after He said that, one of the angels rebelled and went against God. That was Satan.
Now, if everything was good, how could one of His angels turn against Him? Like you said that how could it happen in Heaven where there is not sin?
One problem with the story is that it seems like the way humans would act. And I think that is the problem with taking Bible stories literally, as if it is exactly how things happened. I think that many of the Bible stories are tales that try to explain things. Other stories are lessons from which to learn.
Of course, there are many who believe the Bible is completely true, just as it is written. It depends on a person's religious belief.
A champion after death
October 9, 2010
to see if you are a champion.
Monica - Canada (20514)
When you make the most of your life, you feel and act like a champion. Part of that is helping others do well in their lives. Depending on your religious views, you will then live in spiritually or in spirit among those your helped.
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