The Land of Nod – where were you and what's happening there?

Cain left the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, East of Eden (Genesis 4:16, the Holy Bible, International Version).

in a land called Nod

Cain went and dwelt in the land of Nod. This is the Hebrew nowd (node), and this means the aimless wandering fugitive. This increases the primitive root nuwd (Nood). The official Standard Version (King James) is devoted to mourn seven times, remove 5 times, tramp 2 times, flee one time, get one, mourn one, move one, too bad one, shake one skippedst one, sorry 1 WAG 1 and migratory 1 of 24 events in the Hebrew Bible. The different meanings: to shake, hesitate to move back and forth, show, sorrow, compassion, wander (aimlessly), fly, flutter, shake to lament condole show sympathy to a shaking and shaking (head ). Nod was outback region. Cain has been reduced this by rejecting God and His blessings.

East of Eden

This was East of Eden. The East qidmah Hebrew (child-rumen). On a literal reading means forward, first to the east, antiquity, the first opposite or front. This is closely related to the east, which is the Hebrew qedmah (Kayden & # 39; -torkában) and the other is the one that earlier days of yore, eternity, at the earliest, the old (adverb), or about to be. Often the biblical symbol of wisdom. This may mean, for God's wisdom or wisdom can mean the natural person or principalities have fallen (the devil and his team). The Garden was east of Eden God on the inside. This had been the empire that governed the ancient and eternal wisdom of God. The word also means oriental ancient and eternal meaning. It was a great wisdom, because it was made by people and God himself used in a limited sense of the Garden to the people.

But remember that evil existed in advance, it is not as up to date as of Satan and Adam came to express it, but a conflict that was good. The opposite of good is from antiquity, ancient and eternal. God said in Genesis 3:22 that he possessed that knowledge along. Then Adam took that knowledge and now Cain got it. In addition Nod Garden. This is not the east of Eden, but also east of Eden. It is no coincidence that Cain went looking for Eden and pitched just as close to him as she could. He will try to make the ancient wisdom of the East, but not for God to regain what was lost. He builds his own world. He gives to his own philosophy. This will be his own kingdom, and he shall reign to his own way. He will carve out his own epitaph before he dies: I Did It My Way!

vain world of Vagabond

misguided dreams of hopelessness Cain's empire was created before Cain was born. God has placed Cherubim flaming swords at the gate on the east of Eden to keep the people of wisdom, which was to the east, but from outside the Éden- what one has been allowed to come into Eden and did not come to God to be returned the Garden of Eden, and found the tree of life. Following the lead of the ancient fathers, religious and secular humanists today still try to go back to the old Eden philosophy, science, education and religion, and the same success as Cain was.

Cain's efforts to get rid of guilt

The first effort Cain had to do with his own philosophy of discipline. That was the thing that is the soul of bitterness now. His problem was no longer Abel because Abel was dead and did not hurt him. It was unfair the way God disciplined him. The punishment was unreasonable, unloving and unnecessary in view of Cain. Now, Cain has seen a Quran that what he had done. I'm sorry, not the same as repentance. Most of the men were sorry for the things that led them to a sense of guilt, but they are not repentant. Like Cain, I'm not sorry for what they did to your family, your friends, your parents, and to God. They're only sorry for themselves and that which they think they deprived themselves. This is exactly the way it was Cain.

Enoch, a man and City

named his first son Enoch. This Hebrew word Chanowk (Khan-Oke "), and that means, committed, disciplined, initiated and trained. Town called Cain, which he built Enoch and the city of Discipline and Education. Like many sinful father, Cain tried to guilt trips your son

This guy never makes mistakes by his father, Cain would see that Adam was too easy for him I let him roam the fields and look at yourself, do your own thinking and come up with your own.. conclusions What is wrong with this was Adam for if Cain was more supervision, if Adam is shown a little more interest in it, and held a little closer control over how differently things might have been Adam knew there were death threats hunted Cain…; lurking outside the door like God himself. Still, Adam let Cain go his way, and completely alone. I never taught Cain to obey and respect authority. respect had he done so, Cain would have listened to, and this would not have happened . Cain would not be that Enoch made a mistake. He beat the hell out of that self-willed, stubborn child, if necessary, to train him and get him to respect authority.

Just like the Cain and Enoch, rebellion does not usually happen in the first generation, but in the second. Irad's son named Enoch. This Hebrew & # 39;. Iyrad (ee-Rawḑ "), and that means, fleet-footed, or in other words, a runaway or durability This shows that Enoch did not just himself and his family to fugitives God but that he hoped his son would be courage that was not enough to break this legalistic town and look for the truth in a different place and manner.

as was old enough, Irad had to flee the Cain and his heartless religion. But as those who have gone before him, he continued to Irad religious. looking at God and the truth. he has a conscience, and felt the judgment of the sting of God. he called his grandfather and children to the son of Mehujael . This is the Hebrew echuwyaOel M ^ (oo-MEKH rotation ale & # 39;) or MechiyyaOel (MEKH-ee-yaw ale "), which means Smitten of God. Irad God's reviews have been obscured by the cruel, tyrannical religious grandfather. The only God knew that the man who allegedly mistreated him because he and Cain, who testified that the right to honor God and to brutalize his own father. Mahujael followed the religion of God and named his son Methusael. This word MethuwshaOel (meth Shaw-oo-ale), which means the man of God. No doubt, it was a tradition and a sincere interest in God and his family of origin. He heard the story of how his grandfather Eve said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord." Methusael tried to live up to this name, tradition and became a religious teacher, moving through the son of the old story. But like all religious humanism, good intentions and best efforts of the people rather than that which is God-all have failed. The stories and distorted conclusions, and things went from bad to worse.

Not Religion, Faith

Nowhere in this line of Cain on his mention of the victims of Abel and Cain's descendants so that any bloodshed. There is no doubt that this was not part of the religious heritage. That was the thing that caused Cain's fall, and it is most likely that he did not encourage it among his people. In fact, he kept them fully. Like the infamous patriarch, decedents of Cain believed in the inherent goodness of man, religion, good works, and doing the best he could. They lived on the east of Eden.

The decline

Methusael, the man of God, the father of Lamech; and he will be a kind of summa bonnum, not just Cain's line, but the line of religious humanism.

The name Lamech is a bit difficult and obscure. Extensive research also turned up some Hebrew name of this likelihood that the events taking place there, but the accuracy is deceptive in line. You should exercise caution in the same meaning as that name.

The name Lamech or Lemech "in Hebrew, it seems that there are two almost completely different meanings. A valid e Lamech who Cain and the other to the father of Noah, who was also named Lamech but who is a descendant . Seth Because a valid e Lamech, the name means. the information contained herein (as the mercenary argument) to bargain a harlot, and pick up the wrong way, like a sinister purposes


was Lamech's two wives in the name of the first was Adah This name is not difficult is the Hebrew & # 39;… Adah (aw-daw '), and this means that adorn the deck itself to the development, to take away. It seems to convey the information that Hada was a whore, Lamech when he met and married.

is the name of the other Zillah wife. This Hebrew word Tsillah (tsil Act), which means a shadow, a shadow or a protection. The contrast between the personalities of the two girls also dramatized the difference between "A" and "Z" (although this is going a bit far symbolism). It describes a quiet woman, religious body, a protective mother and wife; and probably indicates that someone with little or no sense of it. There are today many Lamechs around; Men who run a fast, flashy, gaudy and flashy women; and a good girl to go home.


The Lamech and Adah had two sons. The title was the first in Jabal. The Hebrew word for the name Yabal (rotation bellow ") and means, waterways, or a wandering, meandering stream. Jabal was traveling. Drifting in the distance, keeping a lonely regions and a living sheep. He slept under the stars and took the sources. Like the desert nomads, it was not a place to call home. He just drifted.


the name of the other was Jubal. This word, which literally means Yuwbal (yoo-roars ") by an explosion. Normally this would be the blast of the trumpet as a jubilee year, which in reality is that the origin of this name, and very close to it. But in this case I do not think that it was the explosion of a trumpet, trumpet because it is not listed here, but a harp and the organ is identified. The name also has something to do with a river or stream running or singing, and apparently a singer. In other words, it was Jubal noise-maker. The language suggests that music and singing was loud, raucous and bars. So you see not much has changed over the history of man. The smooth talking man marries a woman fast and has a son who is a hippie, a beachcomber, a dropout from society; and the other is a musician. The last hanging out in pubs twanging the strings and he sang a loud, nasal song about the hard Livin & # 39 ;, but well Meanie "idol-old boy in the weight bar who can not make up his mind as to which one of the two woman really wants

on the other side of the "Family"

Zillah also gave Lamech two children;. one boy and one girl in the boy's name Tubal-Cain. . the name of two parts Hebrew word Tuwbal Qayim (too-left & # 39; -kah & # 39; -jin).. the first part of the name, Tubal, an instructor in this context means that, carry, lead, or produce. the name means Cain fix spear or lance done through the strike. Apparently Tubal-Cain made and taught others how to, with the exception of weapons of copper and iron.

the departure religion or it?

in the case of Cain escaped the decedents of those accounts were religious throughout as the descendants of Seth, if they were not righteous by faith. This occupation tuba-Cain seems at first sight to be a wide departure from that tradition. However, one must keep in mind that Cain, the patriarch was this religious system, a bad-tempered and violent man who killed the innocent brother of religious differences. Some of the most violent and warring people throughout history, such as Constantine and Richard were the religious leaders and carried out the violence in the name of religion. The last time there was religious violence in Ireland, Yugoslavia and the Middle East. In the west, the religious fundamentalists of the most hawkish, pro-military, and is ready to propose violence as the solution to many problems in the national and international levels. Perhaps the root of religion, which Tubal-Cain.

The motivation behind Tubal-Cain mission is unclear. Some verse reveals that at his age the men were violent and bloodshed and wickedness was great on the earth. Maybe it was as simple as supply and demand.

One thing is clear. The anthropologists and evolutionists wrong again. Men born in the ability to work in bronze and metal. Not able over the years to the cave and stone age, but none of that has ever existed on this earth.

Naamah agreeable One

Just what is not clear that she was Naamah. The name of the Hebrew Na`amah (nah am w & # 39;), and that means nice, cozy, elegant, beautiful, sweet, and easy to get along with. Perhaps this explains one of the descendants of Cain, that it's a really nice person. But there is some indication that it is not trying to porftray good character. Maybe this is a pretty descriptive, but gullible girl who is a simple sign of the men who came into her life. He definitely grew up in that kind of environment; Zilliah although they were able to protect him from it.

The original religion Humanist Manifesto

The inevitable end of religious humanism supported by a little story to tell Lamech had two wives. ".. I killed a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt." The reason that he gave a little vague, and there are different opinions on it. Some believe that the two men have set out to kill him. One of them was wounded in the other trying to finish him off. Others think that Lamech had confessed, as no doubt you have heard many times Cain is doing to let his temper get away from him and committed the two murders is very unfortunate that he is suffering insults and revenge are likely to their own people.

But the important thing is really not motives. This is the argument that impressive. He said that his great, great, great grandfather killed a man, and that God's kindness to him, and promised vengeance seven times the man who would hurt him. That being the case, God avenge Lámekhért seventy and sevenfold for murdering two men. He would have thought that Lamech had satisfied the fourteen-fold, but did not go because of it. It was not satisfied with multiplying. Vitt eleventh 7 performance.

Modern Day Lamechs

The tendency is to laugh laugh ridicule and disbelief of cheekiness bent man, but hardly a better example in Scripture to confirm that we It happened to the religious law of humanism and religion today. Have a great shout, which is up leniency, mercy and help for the transgressor. This is true whether we are talking about an immoral person, a rebel, and defamatory in the church, the revolutionary who is trying to overthrow the government or the rapist or murder. Religious leaders and groups to come out of the hundreds and thousands to help these poor people and to defend the rights of fellow humans. But one would be hard pressed to find a pastor or religious group who committed to anything meaningful to the victims of these heartless, selfish and sinister people. It makes no difference that these bleeding hearts that some poor wife, with her hungry children at home, sitting neglected and frightened because her husband pulled out and left him with a young hussy. Nothing made that more of them today Lamechs sticking up for the righteous cause. The whole noise in the church is that it does not interfere with other people's business, not judging and not doing anything to hurt the feelings of the poor people who really can not help it, you do not have enough character and sense of responsibility to honor his vows and that his wife and family.

should be treated as murderers and rapists like honored guests, they have their own cell with all the amenities of home, providing them shelter in their nefarious deeds, and turn them out in the streets of the lowest legal irregularities.

As it was in the days of Noah

One reason is that we know that this is the end of this mentality of age. This is the way to God's judgment pronounced just before the old world and sent a flood, and Jesus said. "As it was in the days of Noah … (Luke 17:26) Keep in mind that Cain was a very religious man and Cain's line was very religious, but it was all humanism. it was a religion that is not only not in accordance with God's instructions, but it's bloated and defiance of God in His judgments and His areas of expertise. This spirit is very evident in the false world religious humanism Often she called the core and the gospel. Like Cain, religious humanists today think that any arrogance, this rebellion, these popular movements, and these tactics, you can bully your way back to Eden, and it turns out that the tree of life, but they No. no one has ever gotten has been the Angel of Death and no one ever will.

these are some of the many lessons that can be learned from the Land of Nod Cain and society.

Source by Earl Cripe

The human search for God – world religions Book Review

This 384-page book includes a detailed review of the major religions of the world, exploring different ways of worship, cultural background, countries and peoples. It discusses the seemingly instinctive and universal need for love that seems to be present in all cultures, and the different forms of history, in which the demand has been demonstrated.

primitive religions, such as animism, as well as the history of the modern practice of Hinduism including Yoga is believed Buddhism and Hinduism development. On the other Eastern religions such as Taoism and Confucianism were considered. A small section describes the Sikh religion. The various forms of Judaism are discussed, with a history dating back several thousand years after the first Jew, Abraham, and the other two great monotheistic religions, Islam and Christianity. The Christian section takes into account both the background and the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and of primitive and advanced practice Christianity, the Dark Ages and the development of the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformation, Protestantism and modern Christianity.

is a chapter that takes into account the historical development of the Jehovah's Witnesses, and a section of today's disbelief that affects both Darwinism and worship of the state in the socialist countries. The book is factual, not judgmental, accurate, and it is a complete reference that is equal to an advanced undergraduate course on world religions. The only thing missing is the human search for God is the information that some of the smaller Christian denominations in modern times, namely Later-day Saints and Seventh-day Adventists and Evangelicals more details about the current state of the 21st century. Other than that a man believed to be both complete and authoritative guide to the world's religions. (The writer of this article at college test is worth 3 credits of world religions, only the knowledge derived from the subject of this book.)

It is important that the blood in my world culture, today's melting pot of society, the existence of most developed countries. A growing understanding of world religions or belief systems will examine its basis in a broader context. It's also a lot of value. Another advantage of reading human search for God that it will help to document the ongoing historic, almost instinctive need to make people love it, it seems to be a universal part of almost every culture, and despite the fact that many people who turned to the science, almost like a different religion, or others who worshiped the state, in some countries, or that it is almost deified leaders, most of mankind will continue to cling to the belief system and are in some form of worship. This is an important cultural phenomena and reflect the essence of man is one of the most, the desire to look for a higher purpose in life, the "great cause" awesome universe and how they fit into the big goal.

Further information can be obtained from the Jehovah's Witnesses PR site Jehovah's Witnesses website.

Source by John W. Scott

What is Wicca – The Way of the Goddess

Wicca is a nature of the land and honor religion that celebrates the cycle of the year, and the duality of divinity. He emphasizes living in harmony with all living beings and the earth. It respects the supreme power, which is personified in the male and female aspects, such as the Goddess and God. This is the Goddess and God that includes all of nature and ourselves.

Considered a mystery religions, Wicca, usually based on pre-Christian traditions intellectual England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Its origins can be traced even further back to the Stone Age, when people worship the goddess of fertility and Hunter God. Still, it is considered a modern religion, and not the old religion in ancient times. Another way to do this is that Wicca is not a religion, but religion is sitting under the umbrella of paganism, like Catholics, Methodists, etc., to sit under the umbrella of Christianity.

practiced Wicca group (coven or grove) or alone (independently). The goal is Wicca achieve balance and harmony between nature and ourselves. This makes it highly individualistic religion of Wicca. A large number of different sects of Craft gives the impression that the two groups do not practice the same way.

Thus, Wicca religion, the clergy, not followers. Every person who seriously strives for Craft, whether it's learning a particular tradition or the self-learning and their learning, the choice to become a priest or priestess of Wicca. Note that the word Wicca an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "wise". All Wicca struggling with ourselves to be wise and to have a direct connection to the divine power.

The personal faith influences are a religious experience. Often the experience or knowledge to instill religious truths in a way that is not fully understood by the individual. At a fundamental Wicca, there are things that only experienced, not explained.

main Wicca is based on ethical behavior, rely on two basic conditions … The Wiccan creed or rule: one that does not harm you will do the "slightly updated to:" If it could harm anything you want. "Which means that as long as it does not do anything that hurts anyone (including yourself), it is possible the other main premise of the three fold law -. We send out into the universe, be it good or bad, you can expect to return to the you threefold.

Wicca is fully compatible with the scientific method, and it is believed that the gods and forces that worked in that are completely natural, not supernatural at all. Wicca itself beautiful, more beautiful the natural way of life. it is about worshiping the life and love of nature and performance of all living beings. Wiccans believe in the deity of life and all things natural, and the karmic laws, and reincarnation.

Wicca is a formal, legal religion in the United States and the fast-growing species. judges decided to be the witches should be able to lead prayer meetings, municipal and Wicca to be labeled "sacred objects" for prisoners so they can perform spells in the cells. Wicca has been recognized by clan-profit religious organizations, the Internal Revenue Service.

So Wicca is a religion, which includes the communities of the earth, the community of God / Goddess (or several of them if you are a polytheist), in peace with yourself and with others, and so are those that are given to you. Witchcraft, by the way, what Wiccans practice. Wicca around positive thinking, positive action and love of nature to create an atmosphere of positive energy, which will use it to their advantage.

Wicca teaches that there is certainly a higher power, that is, the Goddess and God, often referred exclusively to the Goddess, but the Goddess is always available, it is everywhere: in the trees, the leaves, the ants ourselves. .. to be a member of Wicca, one should look for, rather than demand.

Wiccans do not worship Satan. Satan is part of the Christian religion, religious special way.

Source by C. Tori

History of Ancient Asian religions

Ancient Asian formed a home for people of different cultures and religions. A large number of existing contemporary Asian religions, they date back to before the beginning of the western calendar in Christianity. The monotheistic and polytheistic religions numerous exceptionally meticulous type of worship and secular views incepted a socially similar circumstances. The initiative formalized religions corresponds to the beginning of civilization, and especially in the city.

To begin with, the primitive religions in Asia took a lot of customary beliefs and traditions of the native people. They can work with a rigorous system of beliefs changing from one form to another. Apart from standardizing the way people worship, they formalized religions, especially in the old days used to extend the power tools of the ruling parties, or as a tool for social order. Simply put, Asian societies, religion has become a pre-historic issues of the state.

is out the way religion and justifies the actions of the state. It has a variety of social beliefs, morals and appreciate the society and people should be disadvantaged. 4000 In recent years, many religions have been initiated in the society. Out of all these religions, seven of them were strongly considering it was the number of followers. This includes seven religions of Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism and Confucianism.

Asia followers of all religions, and although all seem very different from each other in the outer layer, the inner layer is very similar. These religions propagated by different goals and ideas; However, we all gained the faith's followers. Among all the religions of Asia is the biggest followers of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. India is a larger number of Hindus, while most populous country, China scores followers of Buddhism. Religions enough variety in the Asian sub-continent and because it has the largest land mass in the world, home to a majority of the population all over the world.

Source by Tristan Perry

Religion, Arts and Science – Why are branches of the same tree?

all human creations can be broadly divided into three categories, namely science, religion and art. all human skill or mastery art mentioned in the beginning. However, during the Romantic period in art, separate from the other two main branches of human creation, that science and religion. Arts, science and religion have been considered different fields that have nothing in common.

Albert Einstein said: "All religions, arts and sciences on the same tree." But we do not know why? After all, religion is based on faith who do not have proof. Science is based on the fact that you need to prove. Art related to human emotions and require no faith, no evidence, as we know, it is an object of fiction, or created purely the imagination of the human mind.

Art: An Imagination to the emotional needs evidence of

is extremely difficult to define art. Art, fortunately, the work of the human imagination and creativity that is free of all ties and test. The only reason why it is considered a given music is an art that appeals to the listener. The test of a good painting appreciation of the viewers. No logic, reason or justification is required to be called an art as good as the only condition is that you have to understand the people.

Although both science and religion claims to factual reality and representation, art has no qualm to admit that this is nothing more than a fiction. In fact, some art films and novels clearly state that these fictitious and any similarity to the facts or reality merely a coincidence. Literature, other art forms, like all fiction, officially known as the novel and the story is fictional, which are created only by human imagination.

Thus, one key feature of the art, it is not a representation of fact or reality. Even a good movie or a story you cry, you will increase your heart rate, laughter and makes you forget that it is not the reality. The impact of good art is nothing more than that reality is created.

The most interesting thing in art that affects your emotions, and not the mind. While reading a thriller like "The Da Vinci Code, your mind can pretty much put everything in the novel is fiction, but if you just can not control your emotions, which arises in the reader when reading a true story of the characters in real-life situations. created a typical fiction, the characters and situations by the imagination of the author, it seems very real. fiction, so it's not a job for all fantasy, but it is a lot of facts and reality that fiction than reality.

it can be compared to a painting of a beautiful girl. she may be imaginary, but it features a girl with a close resemblance to actual girls. the colors of the painting is real, which may not be exactly the same as in real life girl give the impression of a real girl when woven into the imagination of the viewer. an artist creates the physical reality, but also the soul of reality comes from the imagination of the viewer, who pours his own soul in the art. Therefore, when the novel to read in a million man, every man to imagine the characters and the situation in their own imagination.

Thus, an art is created in the imagination of the artist, which asks that the emotions of other people. The real test is the test of truth in art is not (how close he is Truth), but look how much truth. The study of art is not the evidence but how the reader perceives the truth from fiction. To convey the true message in the guise of imaginative characters and the situation itself is an art that is only understood by the artists. If art does not affect the heart (emotion) people, I can not say that a good art.

Science: An Imagination, you need physical evidence

science of consciousness that created the imagination (hypothesis) of the human mind, but can be checked relevant facts and evidence. The scientist observes the phenomenon in general, it is assumed explanation for this phenomenon, the logical consequence of the pre-guessing, test the prediction and the review for possible errors. Thus the origin of science is assumed to be a scientist, that after an observation. A critical study of science meets the material evidence.

hypothesis is nothing more than a fantasy of scientists. Thus, any scientific theory as the origin of art finds the imagination of the human mind. However, the subject matter of science and truth to test physical evidence. For example, if E = mc2 was not possible to verify the experiments, scientists have discarded the theory of relativity, Einstein, whether it is a sound argument for the theory.

Religion: imagination, that evidence needs Social

often refers to an organized religious faiths and religions with regard to the spiritual or metaphysical world. The concept of religion may or may not have the concept of God. All religions, but there are a few common belief, rituals that are required to be followed by the followers.

The religion is a strange mixture of science and art. The followers of the religion to be absolutely sure of the truth of scriptures, while other people often find invented. However, unlike the arts, where artists always tell people that the creation of the art of the imagination, the prophets or the originator of the religion is often called evangelical truth is they have acquired directly from God ..

Therefore, religions like art and science also seems to come from the human imagination. Often, the creators of the famous prophets, the Son of God, who acquired knowledge directly from God or Spirit. For example, the Bible and the Quran is considered to be God's revelation to the Prophets and believe that God's words. Gita believe that the words of Lord Krishna. However, some religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are thought to come from mortal man, even a follower of religions often try to magnify their status to the level of deity call Mahavir Jain and Buddha is not the ordinary people but avatars, or the incarnation of God and execution of statues, like God.

One Tree many branches

it is clear that the source of all art, science and religion, the imagination of the human mind. However, various human imagination for names like fiction, hypothesis or revelation, depending on the establishment. When Newton saw the apple falling from the tree, imagining the force of gravity to attract the apple towards the ground. Galileo's heliocentric theory formed the basis of the solar system's imagination to the earth's orbit around the Sun. This is an extraordinary imagination, that too was in the perception of the senses. There was no special sense, and to see how it circulated in a small (seemingly) V Einstein believed that any movement of the planets is only relative, or a light is both a particle and a wave based on the imagination of vast land around it.

Yet no one knows why this fantasy arose in the minds of these individuals selected. Is it the desire of God manifest the truth of these people? Or just the desire of people to discover the truth that the driver of such fantasy? The first hypothesis is that it gives you a believer or religious people. However, if we assume the truth of the second hypothesis, the question remains as to why such a desire arose those individuals that finally culminated in such an extraordinary imagination?

Body mind and soul

Almost all religions and spiritual people believe in the existence of body, mind, soul and spirit (or God). However, science does not believe in anything other than the body, because it sees more of the mind than the body part (brain) and explain your thoughts in terms of bio-chemicals. These terms and explains the different religions. Gita (III, 42) explains the relationship between the body, mind, soul and spirit, with the words.

The senses are superior to the body. Above the senses over the mind of the consciousness of the soul (individual intelligence) and above the soul is God (Universal Intelligence or Spirit).
Based on
this theory, we find that there are four levels of evolution in human thought. A person can "see" the world differently depending on the "stage" for his development.

Eyes Test: The first stage of evolution at the level of the body. At this level, we see the world through the eyes of the physical body. This capability is common to all animals in the world than any man in the eyes of the body. At this stage, I believe when I see it.

Eyes of the Mind: The next level of evolution, we see the world through the eyes of the mind, that is the logic and reasoning. We believe that all things in the world can be explained by the mind. We not only see that in front of us, but you can not see the physical eyes. For example, you see a car move, you know that you need the car driver. This is the stage when you see what you believe.

Eyes of the Soul: The next level of evolution is reached when we see the limitations of logic to explain the world. Then we try to understand the world from their own ideas and experiences. The wise people have always thought that to know the world, you should know that on their own. At this stage, one would think, "Hmm Brahmasm" (I am the universe). As Upanishads rightly found thousands of years ago.

Because the human body, so the cosmic body

Just as the human mind, so the cosmic mind

Because the microcosm, so the macrocosm

S Radhakrshnan, one of the greatest Indian philosophers of modern science sums up the concept of the world inside with the words

philosophical attempt to determine the nature of reality begin even thinking about themselves or the subject matter thought. In India, the interest in philosophy is an independent man. India .. "Atmanam viddhi" Get to know the self, sums up the Law and the Prophets. The man of the soul, which is the center of everything.

In this regard, even the West is not very different ideas. Socrates said

"You can not teach a person a thing. Just help him discover it himself."

Man is capable of truth or reveal secrets of the universe that does not appear in the eyes or senses, mind and did not understand the logic. These truths are available in art, religion and science. We know that we want to help a crying child or bad without knowing any logic and found that others think the same way. We cry when we see injustice, and we know that this is a universal desire of man. As we know ourselves that the universe

eyes of the spirit of When a person develops the spirit level, you know that the whole world is like an extension of himself. The constraints of time and space cease to exist in the soul receives a spirit of universal soul and spirit. From here you understand God's mind or deep secrets of nature. All great imagination and classics are created only one person can achieve in the final stages of development. At this level, the soul rises to the level of the spirit and the people move far away from the material body. However, this section is not constant, as the man quickly brought back to the world, the forces of the material world. Even in this process, get the thoughts of God. This is the highest public imagination and discover God's mind at this stage.

translation of divine knowledge in the world

If anyone knows the thoughts of God or the deepest secrets of the universe, the difficulty is how to make the world believe what the people saw in the eyes of the spirit? His ideas seem stupid to the world because they are unique, but it is not clear that the ordinary person.

One way to convince the truth is that fancy words or other art forms such as fiction, film, art, music, poetry, etc. If there is one universal truth in this field, affecting the the souls of other people will find the truths in these fictions, even if it can be proven. The characters and the situation can be imagined in fiction, but the truth can be achieved in the art in the eyes of the soul. Thus, an art is nothing more than the truth that can not be explained by logic or reason. Thus art is a way of expression truths that are not provable logical or scientific proof, but it must be implemented on the heart and the emotions of the viewer.

However, this does not mean that without the art of logic or evidence. No person shall adopt illogical idea of ​​art. If the movies or fiction devoid of logic, people will never accept it. But the artist is not required to give a logic to what he says or not, nor to prove it.

religious principles is required to prove to the society. Therefore, it is tougher conditions for acceptance. In truth, religion is to be tested with real people. In most cases, the prophets and gurus themselves provide evidence of the truth they apply themselves and satisfy your curiosity to give satisfactory answers provided by others, doubts. Mohammad or Jesus' life is a proof that they were the real truth and acceptable to society. The same can be said of the Buddha and Jain Guru Nanak, and thus the originators of many sects. Imagine if the Buddha would have said the same things while he was a thief or dacoit. Nobody listened to his words. So religion is waived.

If the religious claims of supernatural and metaphysical implications, people expect miracles of the prophets and gurus. But such miracles are waiting religions that are based on logic, namely Buddhism and Jainism. So is the truth of religious people to be tested over time. Only when religion has been tested for a long time, people have adopted as a matter of faith. Faith is not the cause of religion, but also the consequence of the truth.

The truth of religion applied to society, so society must be convinced by a stronger, better and more harmonious. It is a historical fact that Christianity, Islam and Hinduism do not play an important role in the integration of large numbers of people in Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinents and made stronger after, richer and happier.

A scientific theory is to begin a fantasy or a hypothesis by scientists. However, a scientist has to convince the world by providing tangible proof of the theory. This may be in the form of experiments or in the form of logic. Yet tangible evidence is the essence of science. For example, though, Einstein gave the special theory of relativity in 1905 and general theory of relativity in 1916, under which it is predicted the bending of starlight in the vicinity of a massive body like the Sun, but his hypothesis was confirmed only in 1919 during the eclipse of the sun is only then, the scientific community has accepted the theories and awarded him the noble prize in the photoelectric paper, which was written in 1905 has been the subject of truth in matters of science, so you must look into the matter.


Arts, science and religion find their origin imagination of the human mind. Yet all our imagination can not be true. Therefore, any imagination, time-tested before it adopts the world. So these are the branches of the same tree as Einstein rightly said, as they represent the truth, the secret thoughts of God or the universe to those of the human mind to the imagination.

Source by Dr Awdhesh Singh

Haitian Vodou Perspectives on Death and Dying

decided to explore the culture of Haitians who practice Vodou, also known as Voodoo religion, vodu, Vodou, and Voudun Yoruba Orisha. He has just returned from a vacation in the Caribbean (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), which shares an island of Haiti. While there, I met a man from Haiti and was reminded of the strange experience in 1998 when I was riding in an Orisha (Loa), an inner-city Christian worship. So I thought this would be an interesting topic for the task. To make things easier in this study, I am referring to the group or Vodou Vodou is simply this.

Introducing Vodou and Haitian culture

Vodou is a religion blended African Caribbean religions and Catholic Christianity. Long stereotype of the outside world as "black magic" Vodou priests and priestesses also diviners, healers and religious leaders, who derive most of their income from instead of healing the attacker targeted victim.

Vodou comes from an African word "spirit" and is directly traced to the West African Yoruba people who lived in the 18th and 19th century Dahomey. However, the African roots date back 6,000 years. Today, the most commonly practiced Vodou in the country of Haiti and the United States around New Orleans, New York and Florida. Today, more than 60 million people practice Vodou in the Caribbean Islands and West Indies, and North and South America, Africa and Great Britain. During

days of the slave trade, this religion is fused with Catholic Christianity. Therefore, children born in this current century rural Haitian families are usually baptized the Vodou religion, and the Catholic Church.

Those who practice Vodou believe in a pantheon of gods who control and represents the laws and forces of the universe. In this pantheon, there is a deity and Loa, a large group of minor deities equivalent to the saints of the Catholic Church. These are the gods to protect people, and special discounts through their representatives on the ground that the hougans (priests) and mambos (priestesses).

The Loa (also Lwa or L & # 39; wha) spirits like little angels or saints of Christianity. These intermediaries between the Creator and humanity. Unlike saints or angels, they are not simply praying; They are served. They are all separate beings in their own personal likes and dislikes and various sacred rhythms, songs, dances, ritual symbols and special service mode.

rituals, behaviors and practices related to Death and Dying

Haitians who keep Vodou death is not seen as the end of life. They believe in the afterlife. Followers of Vodou believe that each person has a spirit that both the gros bon ange (great soul or universal life force), and your bon ange (little soul, or the individual soul, or essence).

when a person dies, the soul is hovering near the body, seven to nine days. During this period, the ti bon ange vulnerable and can be captured and made a "spiritual zombie" in the wizard. Assuming that the soul is not made, the priest or priestess performs a ritual called Nine Nights separate the soul from the body, so the soul in the dark waters for a year and a day. If this is not done, your bon ange move through the land, and to the misfortune of others.

After a year and a day, relatives of the deceased perform the Rite of Reclamation to raise the deceased's soul essence and put it in a clay jar Govi ​​known. The belief that each person's life experience can be passed on to the family or community, forcing Haitians plead with the spirit of death temporarily with a family member, a priest (Houng) or priestess (mambo) gives the final words of wisdom.

clay jar or can be placed in the temple of mambo Houng, where the family can come to feed the mind and treat it as a divine being. At other times, the Houng burn the jar in a ritual known as boule zen. This frees the spirit of the dead land, if it is properly reside. Another way to raise the ti-bon-Ange to break the jar and drop the pieces arrived.

The ultimate goal of Vodou culture of death rituals to send the Gros-bon-ange Gine to the ancient spirits of cosmic community, where it will be worshiped by family members as a loa itself. After the last ritual is done, the soul free to keep yourself between rocks and trees until rebirth. Sixteen incarnations later, the spirit fade into the cosmic energy.

Here are some other typical behaviors of the death of the Haitian culture:

· When death threatens the whole family will gather, pray, cry and use of religious coins or other spiritual artifacts. Relatives and friends expend considerable effort to be present when death is near.

· Haitian prefer to die at home, but the hospital is an acceptable choice.

· The moment of death is selected in ritual wailing family members, friends, and neighbors.

· If a person dies, the eldest member of the family makes all necessary measures and notify the family. The body is retained as long as the entire family can gather.

· The last bath is usually given by a family member.

· Funeral important social events and involve several days of social interaction, including banquet and consumption of rum.

· family members from far away to sleep in the house, and friends and neighbors gathered in the courtyard.

· tombstones and other burial rites often expensive and complicated. People are increasingly reluctant to underground. They prefer to be buried above ground in a complex, multi-chambered tomb that cost more than the house in which the individual lives while living.

· Since the body is considered necessary, the resurrection of the donation and cremation is not allowed. An autopsy is permitted only if the death occurred as a result of doing wrong, or to confirm that the body is actually dead and not a zombie.

figurative use

Like many Western Christian religions sacrifice symbolizes the consumption of flesh and blood, a Vodou ceremonies include the word sacrifice, in which the chickens, goats, doves, pigeons, and turtles are sacrificed to celebrate births, marriages and deaths.

Vodou beliefs Afterlife

Vodou practitioners believed that the souls of all the deceased go to a shelter under the water. Concepts of reward and punishment in the afterlife strangers Vodou.

The Vodou, the soul lives on the ground, and can be used or be a member of the magic of reincarnation of the dead man's family.

community is a god or goddess occurs in the context of possession. The gods sometimes work through Govi, and sometimes it takes a live person. This activity is called "mounting a horse," by which a person loses consciousness and organization of the temporarily occupied a Loa. A special priest (Houng) or priestess (mambo) provides assistance and summoning the gods and helping them to evacuate the termination of possession.

The Gros-bon-ange returns based on high solar regions of cosmic energy called up for the first time; From there, it joins the other loa and becomes a loa well.


Each group of faithful independent and there is no central organization, religious leader or set of dogmatic beliefs. Rituals and ceremonies vary depending on family traditions, regional differences, exercise and exposure to other cultures, such as Catholicism, the official religion of Haiti that.

Some Haitians believe that the dead live near the loa, in a place called "underwater." Others think that there is no specific place of the dead after death.

changes the position of the local traditions and burial, according to a person. Some families can not express my grief out loud while most of the deceased's assets have been removed from the home. Persons who are familiar with funeral customs wash, dress, and placed the body in a coffin. The mourners wear white clothing that is death. A priest may be invited to conduct the funeral service. The funeral usually within 24 hours.


Westerners, or so-called logical people might find strange and exotic blend of Vodou spells, property and rituals. Like any other religion, it is intended to reassure people by providing a common bond. Vodou fits surprisingly well Catholicism, the official religion of Haiti. The main thing is holy, like ghosts, believe in an afterlife and invisible spirits, as well as the protection of the patron saints, voodoo is not different from traditional religions.

Source by Yvonne Perry

Cricket – India Religion

When the game Cricket in India leading the way, the national game Hockey lagging miles behind. The passion among the people shown in the game matches that are hosted in India. Thus, they say, more often than that achieved in the state of cricket in India religion of millions of followers of the loan. The fan base goes beyond all cultural and religious barriers in the country. People are so passionate about the game, it is almost impossible for a neutral cricket spectators to come and enjoy the game. The crowd begins to fill the stadium on match day 5 hours.

The different versions of the game have their own followers in one day matches and twenty youth in 20 Test matches and the enthusiastic lovers of game, match. The game, which is played mainly 8-10 nations rage in the Indian sub-continent of India leading the way. People follow their favorite cricketers closely and even events in their lives becomes a moment of News top story. It may be interesting to the sports fraternity across the world so that the pages of such a game is one of the richest in the world. For example, the BCCI (Board and Cricket Control in India) in the world's richest football clubs and leaving the top of the game, which is played in almost every country in the world.

Thus it is quite natural that people know how to create a success story in a game that is played only a small number of nations, some of which are still emerging economies. But it will be an eye opener and the followers of the game that very few viewers to come to witness the local or club level match, so you can discover only international matches. Most of them turn out the match where the home team is playing and see the home team won. There is quite a lot of time when India lose the match and the stadium had to be evacuated because there was no uproar from the crowd and throwing bottles of the opponents. There is maddening after winning ceremony after the game and burned effigies of players losing a game. Thus raises the fundamental question of whether we Indians really love the game of cricket?

If the Indians really appreciate the game, you do not have plenty of local club level matches the population and the standard of these games would be higher. Unfortunately, this is not the case in India. It is true that people are crazy, but they want to see India winning. They can not appreciate the finer things in the game even when his country winning in mind when you lose the game. It does not look adequate justification avid cricket lovers in India, but the picture becomes crystal clear when we visit other countries and sports.

For example, the full capacity of the stadium club level matches in England and Australia, people are staying until the very end of the game. They appreciate a good shot even an opposing player's team, which is just the opposite in India have a pin drop silence even when the opposition player hit a beautiful shot, or taken a crucial loophole. It extols when we get to witness other games like tennis. This is a common example is when people come together to appreciate a good play, not to support a particular player. There is quite a lot of situations when the Swiss maestro Roger Federer ace cheered his shot is way more British Andy Murray's Wimbledon. The game of cricket, ironically, is facing tough competition in its various versions, such as One Day Cricket Twenty20 matches during the Test threatening threatens them.

Thus, if the global ambitions of its Cricket game, you have to front desk to get a little more serious in a country like India, which is the largest in the next game. Otherwise, the BCCI will be a temporary success story, and just about cashing the feelings of the masses. They will be to support the grass roots level of the game, then go to the next level with the introduction of this nation, which is completely new to the game.

Source by Abhishek Shandilya

Golden recorded history of mankind and religion

All gold held a high position. It is found holding bearer of values, in art as a symbol of grandeur and social interactions as a sign of high status. Religions around the world reinforce this as a key location for the gold, use it verbatim – in situations connected with the divine – or figuratively as a symbol of purity.

Today's most widespread religion that includes more than two billion people – are, of course, talking about all forms of Christianity – a rich source of examples of this attitude to gold. One of the most enduring and fascinating legends of Christianity (see Genesis 25: 10-22), God himself, the voice of Moses, ordered the people to build a wooden box in which to keep the Ten Commandments; the cover of this box full of gold, decorated with two cherubs of solid gold, and from time to talk to his people could come between them and appease their souls. The famous lost gold mines of King Solomon, is believed to have existed (if at all) in Africa, which are mentioned in connection with building the first temple in Jerusalem. In addition, gold and frankincense and myrrh (all the signs of royalty) presented the infant Jesus to the Magi.

It is noteworthy that one of the oldest religions in the world, Hinduism, hail or four goals in a man's life on earth. Furthermore truth (dharma), sensuous pleasure (kama) and freedom (moksha), prosperity (artha) have a duty to the Hindu people, who must collect as much wealth as possible, Vedas without crossing the line set by morality. Gold seen Hindus clean enough to keep their souls – Yama, the god of truth, is shown in the mirror of the fire and a set of gold scales spirit of the dead before the after-world.

a more mischievous side of religious storytelling, the ancient Greek god Zeus, the power of all other gods and men, is known to be partial to earth women, one of them came in the form of (Danae) shower of gold; the result of this union of the hero Perseus (who slay the evil Medusa). The golden fleece, another famous piece of Greek mythology, it is said that his father is a winged ram the sea god Poseidon.

There are many other religions and faiths treasure of gold properties and uses it to symbolize purity, perseverance, divinity etc. in most depictions of gods, even the monotheistic or többistenhívõ, contains some elements of gold: the crown of the most, or the entire limbs made of it, the throne, the book writings, etc. Obviously, since the dawn of civilized man, gold values ​​were contacted, and so assert any other type of material possession.

Source by Jack Wogan

Religions in Botswana

Because the Democratic Republic of Botswana, it is expected that the respect for religious freedom. Because of the different religions to practice in the country, it can be said that freedom of religion is not only maintained, but also protected.

Religions in Botswana

Botswana has an estimated population of about 1.611 million people. Half of the population of Botswana is considered themselves Christians. This is 50 percent further divided into Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Catholics, Mormons, Adventists, Jehovah? Witnesses, Baptists and other Christian denominations. The majority of the other 50 percent of the traditional religious practice, while 2-3 per cent, the proportion of Muslims. The level of atheism, which is very unpopular, remains unknown.

Freedom of religion and attitudes

The Botswana government adheres to and respects the policy of religious freedom. Apart from this, the government will not only protect the rights, but also protects this right against abuse. The state is the state religion without a prescription. Religious organizations are required to register in the government, specifically the Ministry of the Interior. The state, however, does not offer benefits to registered organizations. Those who do not register face penalties such as fines and imprisonment. It is permitted for religious groups to establish their own places of worship where they can congregate. The correlations of religious groups considered to be generally friendly.


Because the government respects the right to freedom of religion, it also respects the right of people to practice their religion without interference from the people of other faiths. In light of this, the government will not tolerate the religions that promote violence against other religions. For example, if a religion turns out to encourage members to violent crimes against non-believers of other religions, you will be denied registration by the government. The only time that the government may suspend the right of religious freedom, when in the interests of national security and order.

Botswana is a good example of a country that respects the right to freedom of religion. If with the mechanisms by which this right is protected for all its citizens, the government of Botswana was able to maintain good relations with religious groups, which greatly contributes to the stability of the country.

Source by Elizabeth Morgan

Comparing the Egyptian and Mesopotamian religions and beliefs!

The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominant influence on the development of culture. The Egyptian faith was based on ancient myths, nature worship, and innumerable deities. Sumerian gods have spent their lives in the form of man-made sculptures. There was no organized set of gods; All the city-state had its own patron, churches, and the priest-kings. The Sumerians were probably the first to describe the beliefs that are the inspiration for many later Mesopotamian mythology, religion and astrology. Sumerians believed that the universe consisted of a flat disk enclosed in a tin dome. While there was no quit in Mesopotamia on the allocation of the pyramids, they're used, and ziggurats built for religious purposes.

Both religious center of civilization. Egypt believed in many gods. The gods are believed Mesopotamia tended to absolute monarchs, whose total devotion owed to the people. Both civilizations religious leaders were given a very high status and great. Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt two religions that believed in monotheism. Both Egypt and Mesopotamia were többistenhívõ, believed that the world was dominated by polytheists. Both civilizations believed that the gods they were created. Both cultures also believed that they themselves have created order is filled gods. Both worshipers took their name from the many gods and cults that honored the deities, and priests and religious were special garments, and made the daily sacrifices in temples and public festivals every year.

Mesopotamian religion saw the people as the servants of God who is dampened protection. Egyptians believed that the gods created all people, but also to verify the principle of Maat, or. Unlike followers of Mesopotamian religion, the Egyptians had a strong belief in the afterlife, in which they expressed by building elaborate tombs such as the pyramids. The Sumerian afterlife involved a descent into gloomy netherworld to spend eternity in a wretched existence as Gidi (spirit). Egyptians believed that their gods of Egypt has created a kind of shelter for the good and filled with a world of chaos and confusion. The chief god of the sky much of Mesopotamia was the god Enlil; Enlil was replaced later in th e worship the Babylonian god Marduk worship. For Egyptians, Amen-Ra was the most powerful deity, head of the pantheon. Statues of winged bulls were connected to a protective symbol of the god Sin Mesopotamia, while the Ankh, a kind of cross with a loop at the top, had an outstanding representation of life in ancient Egypt. The ENUM I tell the Mesopotamian story of creation and explains how Marduk became the chief of the gods. The Egyptian Book of the Dead was a guide for the dead, determine spells and charms that can be used to pass judgment in the afterlife. The ancient Nippur was the site of a major temple of Enlil, and Marduk in Babylon was the site of the shrine. Thebes and Karnak temple complex was home to the worship of Ra Amen-. In the modern world religions can be seen the remains of the early Egyptian pyramids, tombs of the Pharaohs and Mesopotamian ziggurats, temples to the gods. The new year's festival was a major event in the Mesopotamian religion, while Egypt's most important festival of Opet was. Because Egypt was the "gift of the Nile" and generally prosperous and harmonious, the Egyptian gods rather reflect a positive religion with an emphasis on a positive afterlife. In contrast, the Mesopotamian religion is bleak and gloomy. Ancient Mesopotamian prayers demonstrate the lack of connections gods and goddesses who viewed humans with suspicion and frequently sent calamities to remind everyone of humanity. Such was the message found in the Gilgamesh epic.

Although religions and civilizations shared many similarities, the differences are enormous. The most significant of these is the importance of faith and the afterlife, and the relationship between the gods. Given these differences, it is believed there were other civilizations, because in the early days, civilizations revolved around their beliefs and values, but unfortunately there was no end to these great civilizations.

Source by Tanha Kate