Category Archives: Religion

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 18th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“While traditional religions are capable of providing a stable foundation for spiritual growth, those that represent God as a monarch who punishes his or her subjects for their transgressions are not by any means empowering their followers. To the contrary, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Shirley MacLaine in SAGE-ING WHILE AGE-ING

“It is clear that we are killing one another over religion. It is high time we tried spirituality, which I believe religion was intended to be in the first place. I believe we are the repository of a vast body … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday March 28th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WAKE UP TO LIFE

“In the audio program called “Wake Up to Life” by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello, I was was struck by the following statement he made: “The reality is there is too much God talk; the world is sick of it, … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Michelle Paisley Reed in KEEP UP YOUR SPIRITS

“Your religions are a way to simply the Love and Light you already have inside you, a way to contain and control you into believing their thoughts and viewpoints. Your political systems cause the same illusion of derision. All these … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by John Randolph Price in SUPERBEINGS

“Never condemn another’s religion, because that particular teaching may be vitally important to his or her soul growth at that point in time. But prophets, teachers and preachers do emerge from time to time who would hinder the soul’s growth … Continue reading

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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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