By: Sue Armstrong To: Timothy Bowlby Re: Evidence For God And Brave Sir Timothy ran away,
By: Sue Armstrong
To: Timothy Bowlby
Re: Evidence For God
And Brave Sir Timothy ran away, screaming "Evidence For God"!
JS> Based on the scope of religion in the world
JS> I would imagine evidence does exist somewhere. If
JS> anybody comes across anything I hope you will post
JS> a message.
TB> "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the earth
TB> sheweth forth his handiwork." - the Bible
In the beginning, Raven made the Earth. In the Earth, he dug a
hole, and pulled out the first woman. The woman then fashioned a
fishing pole, and pulled out the other People. She returned to
fishing, and pulled out all the animals, one by one, the last being
the Caribou. Raven told the woman and her people that the Caribou
and his kin would sustain them.
All went well for a while. Soon, however, the caribou herds became
weak and ill. The woman saw her people starving, and cried, "What
shall we do?" Raven instructed her to go back to the hole and fish
out one last animal. She did so, and lifted up Amagok, the wolf.
Raven then said that Amagok would hunt the weak and sick caribou,
keeping the herds healthy, so that the People could have good meat
to eat. And so it was.
--Inuit creation story
Yea, I will declare him whose blessings the offerers seek for, those
who are living now, as well as those who have lived aforetime, as
will they also who are coming hereafter. Yea, even the souls of the
righteous will desire them in the eternal immortality. Those things
they will desire which are blessings to the righteous but woes to
the wicked. And these hath Ahura mazda established through his
kingdom, he, the creator of all.
In the same place where the great Lord Buddha is present
Who would acknowledge any other man?
When the sun hath arisen, though there be many bright stars in the
Not one of them is visible.
In tranquility, in stillness, in the unconditioned, in inaction, we
find the levels of the universe, the very constitution of Tao.
Be not like Ghanta Karna in thy bigotry. There was a man who
worshipped Shiva but hated all other dieties. One day Shiva
appeared to him and said, "I shall never be pleased with thee so
long as thou hatest the other gods." But the man was inexorable.
After a few days Shiva again appeared to him adn said, "I shall
never be pleased with thee so long as thou hatest." The man kept
silent. After a few days Shiav again appeared to him. This time he
appeared as Hari-har, namely, one side of his body was that of
Shiva, and the other side that of Vishnu. The man was half pleaed
and half displeased. He laid his offerings on the side representing
Shiva, and did not offer anything to the side representing Vishnu.
Then Shiva said, "Thy bigotry is unconquerable. I, by assuming this
dual aspect, tried to convince thee that all gods and goddesses are
but various aspects of the one Absolute Brahman".
"Immortality isn't about living forever - it's about making the
most of the time ye do have."
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