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by god_is_good
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: The eNet Social Forum
Topic: A Great Concern and Monumental Regret
Replies: 14
Views: 5932

Re: A Great Concern and Monumental Regret

I am a high school drop out and convicted felon. I spent the better part of my 20s homeless. I am now doing an undergraduate degree with a 4.0< gpa and a good chance of getting into law school, which is where I am headed. I will be eligible for a pardon in 2018. Don't sweat it. You will make it. I d...
by god_is_good
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: Islam: the Natural Progression of Christianity
Replies: 6
Views: 4630

Re: Islam: the Natural Progression of Christianity

Basically, Muhammad wanted to bring Judeo-Christian morality and monotheism to the pagan Arabs. I'm not going to take a stance on whether he was divinely inspired or not, but I will say that he managed almost singlehandedly to found a civilization in his lifetime, which is a pretty impressive feat f...
by god_is_good
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: Conventionally religious?
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

Re: Conventionally religious?

Interesting advice. I currently meditate for about 40 minutes a day, and I will probably stop increasing it when I reach an hour. I have read some reports of adverse psychiatric reactions to over meditation. It also seems that, traditionally, spiritual practices were undertaken in a teacher/student ...
by god_is_good
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: Can One have a Psychedelic/Spiritual Exp without Psychedelics
Replies: 32
Views: 13595

Re: Can One have a Psychedelic/Spiritual Exp without Psyched

Yes, absolutely. I recommend reading William James' "The Varieties of Religious Experience" and also the writings of Christian mystics, such as Julian of Norwich.
by god_is_good
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: Jesus
Replies: 630
Views: 44778

Re: Jesus

Don't worry, you're not stealing it! The copyright is long expired. Also, I highly recommend a more modern translation, like the NRSV (NSRV? I always get them confused). The KJV is written in Elizabethan English, but there's no reason to consider it a more authoritative translation. A lot of America...
by god_is_good
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Spirituality
Topic: Conventionally religious?
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

Conventionally religious?

I am a new member and this is my first post. I registered with this forum because I am curious about a question that I have had little success answering on the internet. My question is: are there people out there who have had an entheogenic experience that has caused them to become conventionally re...