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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Faith vs Religion

Faith is Love, Religion is Power, Knowledge explains the difference

My title is my paraphrase of the 1932-33 Serenity Prayer (my 2019 blog): "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." "Faith is love" is my reference to one of the ancient Greek words for love: divine love or agape. It even touches upon the essence of the word Yahweh,...

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The war between Politics and Big Business

On June 30, I got a news alert from the Wall Street Journal: "Biden Weighs New Executive Order Restraining Big Business". WSJ: "The Biden administration is developing an executive order directing agencies to strengthen oversight of industries that they perceive to be dominated by a small number of companies, a wide-ranging attempt to rein in big business power...

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Divine intervention

Mahatma Gandhi once stated: "God has no religion". I couldn't agree more. The notion that there would be more than one deity is preposterous. I'm not sure that my omnism qualifies as being religious. I have faith though, lots of it. I believe there's a force of Good and a force of Evil. Our consciousness and/or our Soul connect us to those forces. I...

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Can you not have a worldview, beliefs, or philosophy of life?

My worldview can be outlined following the 7 Belief systems: I have views on the economy, love philosophy, politics, religion, science and the truth. A specific view is our philosophy of life (and death), which is often related to faith and religion but not necessarily the same (eg, hedonism). In my view, everyone must or should have a philosophy of life.My...

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China wants to make its Christians more Chinese (The Economist)

The Economist title: China wants to make its Christians more Chinese The Economist subtitle: “Sinification” involves a five-year plan, of course Date: 3 April 2021 "In 1867 an English missionary, James Hudson Taylor, wrote a letter home defending his policy of encouraging fellow preachers in China to wear Chinese robes and the Manchu-style pigtail. By dressing in...

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What stops human beliefs?

There are three collective development stages in humankind: Needs, Wants and Beliefs (my blogs). On an individual level, there is a fourth: an Awakening. Ever since I developed this concept, there has been a question on my mind: why does it seem impossible for societies to collectively reach an Awakening? In other words: what stops human beliefs?In general, the...

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