Grace and Karma

What is grace and what is karma? How does grace supercede karma? Additional resources: Grace triumphs over karma, just as mercy triumphs over judgment Grace (unconditional love) and karma (conditional love) John 9:1-12New International Version (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2…

How do we deal with White supremacy and heal the racial divide?

White person: Why should I be made to feel guilty for what my ancestors or KKK have done to Black people just because I am born with a light skin? I’m not personally responsible for discriminating or oppressing Black people, and I’d like to think of myself as a nice person. Black person: Why should…

Why do we judge?

The old testament god judged and criticised a lot, and condemned and rejected anyone who didn’t conform to the norms or measure up to perceived standards. The old testament god was a mental projection of those who were still staying in a state of lower consciousness, and living in duality of good and evil. In…

“…lest we offend them…”

New Living Translation “However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.” Young’s Literal Translation “but, that we may…

Jesus, privilege, racism and sexism

It occurs to me that Jesus lived in a societal system not unlike today’s “modern” societal system because during his time in Israel, he was living in a monetary-based economic system that was dominated by racist and patriarchal mindsets. For example, the rich and powerful enjoyed class or economic privilege, the Jews had more privilege…

The irony of megachurch pastors

The original context of Noam Chomsky’s quote was regarding the government and big corporations in Canada who wanted to proceed with fossil fuel developments at the expense of the environment and the indigenous people are the ones taking the lead in combating climate change. But the same can be said of megachurch pastors, who rank…

Thinking aloud – why there is a need to critique

The article “Why Sex May Be the Greatest Threat to Christianity” succinctly describes how mainstream Christianity has been repressive and oppressive to people regarding human sexuality because the Christian narrative feeds on guilt and the religion itself thrives on control. It is therefore liberating and important to not allow ourselves be subject to any kind…

Nudism and spirituality (An excerpt)

“What is this freedom? It is being free of restrictive clothing, free from societal pressure of how we are to look, feel and behave and it is being free of shame of our bodies that we learned from our parents or that we were taught in some fear-based religion. It is being free of worrying…