Archives For Religion


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Atlantis”also called Atalantis, or Atlantica, legendary island of unknown location The principal sources for the legend are two of Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. Plato described Atlantis as an island larger than Asia Minor and Libya combined, situated just beyond the Pillars of HERACLES (the Straits of Gibraltar). It was the home of the advanced civilization, but the island was eventually swallowed up by the sea as a result of earthquakes. Atlantis is probably merely a legend, invented by Plato to make a point, but the idea has seized the imagination of innumerable authors since then, who have variously located it in the Black Sea or the waters off of South America.

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Self-Destruction©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day

(03/04/15)

The inside of a mind is quite fragile

When broken one can only become

Self-destructive

One can’t hear nor do they even try to listen

Anger gets in the way

Often ones only desire becomes revenge

Which means infliction of pain towards anyone in their way

Love hurts

Life hurts

Hearts sometime heal

Sometimes hearts don’t if the mind can’t/won’t allow it

Don’t get swept up in the art of self-destruction

The road is a lonely one, which often has no return


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Atisa”also called Dipankara (b. 982—d. 1054, Nyethang, Tibet [now Nyetang China]), Indian Buddhist reformer whose teachings formed the basis of the Tibetan Bka-gdams-pa (“Those Bound by Command”) sect, founded by his sciple ‘Brom-ston.

Atisa left India for Tibet around 1040. He established monasteries there and wrote treatises emphasizing the three schools of BUDDHISM the THERAVADA, the MAHAYANA, and the VAJRAYANA. He taught that the three schools follow in this succession and must be practiced in this order.

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Bittersweet Love Affair©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day

(03/03/15)

Bittersweet my is my love

For the man I pine away for

My lonely days and my lonely nights

Are filled with thoughts of grandeur

I’ve held my own for so long

That time no longer has a meaning

The colour of day blends into the colour of night

The sounds I hear ripple painfully through my

Aching bones

I won’t despair

Because I only care

For the moment that I know that you are nearing

My body awakens

At the idea of your presence

I’m suddenly alive and impatiently waiting

As I hear your footsteps slowly approaching

I can barely contain my excitement

You arrive

To stand by my side

And suddenly my world

Is on fire

There’s no longer a reason

For a bittersweet love affair


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Atheism”, the critique and denial of belief in God. As such, it is the opposite of THEISM, which affirms the reality of God and seeks to demonstrate His existence. Atheism is to be distinguished from AGNOSTICISM, which leaves open the question whether there is a God or not; for the atheist, the nonexistence of God is a certainty.

Atheism has emerged recurrently in Western thought. Plato argued against in the Laws, while Democritus and Epicurus argued for it in the context of their materialism. Niccolo Machiavelli in the 16th century contributed to atheism in the political sphere by affirming the independence of politics from morals and religion. The 18th century witnessed the emergence of atheism among the French Encyclopedists, who combined British EMPIRICISM with Rene Descartes’s mechanistic conception of the universe. David Hume, in his Concerning Natural Religion 91779), argued against the traditional proofs for the existence of God, as did Immanuel Kant. Neither Hume nor Kant were atheists, but their restriction of human reason to sense experience undercut NATURAL THEOLOGY and left the existence of God a matter of pure faith. In the 19th century, atheism was couched in the materialism of Karl Marx and other and pitted against the metaphysical position of SPIRITUALISM. Modern atheism takes many different forms other than that of materialism. In short, atheism has been rooted in a vast array of philosophical systems.

One of the most important 19th-century atheists was LUDWIG FEUERBACH (1804-72), who put forward the argument that God is a projection of man’s ideals. Feuerbach associated his denial of God with the affirmation of man’s freedom: the disclosure that God is mere projection liberates man for self-realization. Marx drew on Feuerbach’s thesis that the religious can be resolved into the human, though he also held that religion reflects socioeconomic order and alienates man from his labor product and, hence, from his true self. Charles Darwin (1809-82), developed a scientific theory of natural history that challenged the Judeo-Christian concept of God. Later, SIGMUND FREUD (1856-1939) drew on Darwinian themes when he discussed the historical development of the religious mindset. According to Freud, belief in God represents a childlike psychological state in which the image of a father–figure is projected upon the forces of nature.

A third strain in modern atheism is the existentialist. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) proclaimed the “death of God” and the consequent loss of all traditional values. The only tenable human response, he argued, is that of nihilism—without God, there is no answer to the question of purpose and meaning in life. In Nietzsche’s view, the death of God freed humanity to fulfill itself and find its own essence. In the 20th century Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and others continued the theme. Human freedom, according to Sartre, entails the denial of God, for God’s existence would threaten our freedom to create our own values through free ethical choice.

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Forever his, Forever hers©

Felina Silver Robinson

My Poem of the Day

(03/02/15)

There once was a boy who told me I was beautiful

My best friend was jealous and she said he would soon break my heart

Every time he came around

He didn’t want to leave me

Somehow she would always sit in between us

But he didn’t seem to care as long as our eyes could meet

We’d hold hands behind her back

We would cross our legs so our feet could meet

She finally decided she could no longer be bothered she walked away

Giving him a chance to hold me close

Almost inseparable

We parted for night was suddenly upon us

We carried on for 6 months

Till we decided we had to be together forever

She said it wouldn’t last

But we knew she just couldn’t be happy

For her heart had been broken more than a time or two

So before we could marry

We promised we’d find her, her own beloved

Someone who hold onto to her heart forever

So we took the time wandering both near and far

Till will came across the perfect man

To both our chagrin he seemed to appear much like my very own dear

So 6 months later a warm June day

We two couples stood amid the willows

Joined by the Minister who gladly wed us

We all walked off together into the sunset

Never to be seen by sadness again.


Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Atharva Veda”, collection of hymns and incantations that forms the fourth and final collection (Samhita) of Vedic utterances.

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