Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:59 PM
As a vegan yourself, I believe it's not too difficult to find the link...
Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:02 PM
Before me was a guy I can imagine as the corrupt CEO of a government-linked company. Or the head of a Chinese triad. I did not see what spiritual benefit would come from being a member of his "flock" (as he himself puts it). His flock is much numerous. He makes much money.
I also went dutifully to Sunday school until my late teens. It didn't lead to anything. Nor, in hindssight, could it have led to anything.
I met a long-time Taoist who then became an enthusiastic Christian. He was buying a lens from me. He's 56. I thought, when I am 56, I would be much disappointed in myself if I was like him.
It's difficult to communicate this, but the origin can be found so easily. It is literally right under your nose. But the conditions have to be right for you to see it. It is not "out there".
My best theory for why people go to church is their need to belong to a tribe. It gives them a sense of security; that they are not floating alone in this vast world. They belong to a group of people. However, the trouble of going is great: do people really need to belong to a tribe so badly? So I am uncertain.
I know this is all controversial and maybe too much info etc.
Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:42 AM
I don't mean to preach. Just wish to share a point: the bible said "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.". I believe the church is not originally meant to be a hall of fame where the "saints" and the "successful" gather to glorify their good natures, successes, values or good deeds. So, don't be surprise to discover, in church, the person next to you not doing as well or acting like a saint or having better values than the others. There are many in sickness (mentally or spiritually) in a way or another. Some less sick ones will try to tend to the more serious ones but just like how modern medicine had developed, people errs. People tried to do what they thought best to discover a practice that might be erroneous in the future. The church isn't perfect because people are flawed. At least, I see hope for those who acknowledge their lacking and seek assistance. Like hospital, people don't get executed for being sick. The patients are treated patiently, at length maybe, in hope they get better.
Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:45 AM
The problem I have with this is, if healing is needed, what is the malady? The name of the disease please! What is the mechanism that causes this disease? How exactly does the cure work?
They have no answer to this. The ailing know not what they ail from, and the people trying to help are not equipped to diagnose the problem. Maybe not even the body of knowledge is there.
I'm going to indulge in some quackery when I say I know where the problem is with those people. But I can't say it because it is difficult to communicate.
Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:35 AM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:35 PM
This customer works in PR having various governments as clients. These batik cloths were given to him by the Indonesian Foreign Minister.
Also just made him a suit for his wedding in Lake Como, Italy. This is his second suit---I saw him wearing the first suit in a picture with Duterte on his fb page.
2 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users