Sumer is modern day Iraq, loosely translated Sumer stands for “land of the civilized kings” or “native land”. The Sumerians were highly evolved for their time and are known for starting the first civilization and building the first settlements worthy of being called cities.
Serotonin a chemical present in your brain, that can be released through high states of meditation or through the use of psychedelic drugs, has been proved to make you susceptible to spiritual experiences.
On Rosh Hashanah, Jews worldwide flock to their synagogues and beseech the Almighty to grant them, their families, and all of Israel a peaceful, happy and prosperous year.
This is such a lengthy comment on my blog “The Humbug Of Science“, I decided to post it here as a guest blog. My friend Eliezer has given permission: please comment on HIS comment!
Father John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy
Essentially, according to Buddhist teachings, the ethical and moral principles are governed by examining whether a certain action, whether connected to body or speech is likely to be harmful to one's self or to others and thereby avoiding any actions which are likely to be harmful. In Buddhism, there is much talk of a skilled mind.
Buddhism teaches that harboring the three poisons leads to evil (akusala) and suffering (dukkha). The Three Poisons are lobha, dvesha and moha, most often translated as "greed," "hate" and "ignorance."
“Objective reality” is assumed to exist whether or not it is being observed.
Some people believe that all prayers are answered. Jesus looked up to Heaven and thanked the Heavenly Father before He asked for the miracle of the loaves (Matthew 15:36). He did not pray though for the salvation of an evil system of governance or finance. We do have to be careful about what we pray for.
I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life