Category Archives: Religion

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“A key reason that organized religion remains popular is that each one offers established doctrines and rules to simplify followers’ lives. They are then relieved of the responsibility to personally evaluate and contemplate the nature and/or origins of their own … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 5th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“If we look more closely at religious customs, we can see how attachments to them can have a very negative effect on a person’s spiritual growth potential…Organized religion essentially wraps things up in a tight package that requires little if … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Over the course of history, more pain and suffering have been inflicted by zealots attempting to impose their religious, political, and moral beliefs on others, than any other cause. More people have been killed in religious wars and inquisitions than … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS

“Neale Donald Walsch: What is the difference between religion and spirituality? God: One is an institution and the other is an experience. Religions are institutions built around a particular idea of how things are. When those ideas become hardened and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS

“Neale Donald Walsch: If religion can make people ecstatic, why can’t it heal the world? God: Because organized religion as you currently create it is largely an exclusive experience. It is exclusive to the individual or the group experiencing it. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 21, 2015 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 3

“You must understand that humans have many fear-based religions whose teachings surround a doctrine of a God who is to be worshipped and feared. It was through fear that your entire Earth society reformed itself from the matriarchy into the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS

“The basic message of all the sacred scriptures is the same. What is different is how human beings have been interpreting them. There is nothing “wrong” with having different interpretations. What may not benefit you, however, is separating yourself over … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by the Dalai Lama

The essence of all religions is love, compassion, and tolerance. Kindness is my true religion. No matter whether you are learned or not, whether you believe in the next life or not, whether you believe in God or Buddha, or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 18th, 2014 by John Randolph Price in SUPERBEINGS

“Understand that “spiritual consciousness” does not necessarily refer to one’s religion, but rather to one’s awareness and understanding of his or her true identity. We all know people who are supposedly very “religious” – yet the life they experience on … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Philosophical discipline is real simple. You have to develop a mind-set that works, one that liberates you, one that doesn’t generate negative emotion and insecurity, one that doesn’t involve too much control from the outside. So you can read all … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“It is this very teaching of superiority that has caused so much pain in your world. The idea, deeply ingrained in a people, that they are somehow “better” than others may give them an extra measure of confidence. This is … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 16th, 2013 by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA

“Secularized organized religions have become, in many cases, as calcified as other institutions that form the structure of our modern world. That’s why they are accepted here, and also why they are rejected. Our religious institutions have far too often … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 by Stuart Wilde in THE QUICKENING

“When you look at the philosophies which have been adopted by the masses, you can see that they are deliberately designed to keep the people asleep. The philosophies serve as “glue” to hold the tribes together in a psychic bonding. … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 by Nan Yielding in THINGS I NEVER LEARNED IN SUNDAY SCHOOL

“From a strictly historical viewpoint, unless ancient texts come to light, we will never know exactly who Jesus was. But as scholars have researched and gathered information about him over the years, it becomes more and more evident his primary … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 18th, 2013 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“In all instances, what religious ideology claims as truth has been handed down over generations from one person to another, with each new storyteller or writer likely adding their own bit of journalistic license to the mix. In the end, … Continue reading

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