Category: Comments from Jill

Insecure and In Love: Is this Even Possible?

Reading Time: 7 minutes

The realistic way out of our insecurities is to face them, admit them and accept them. Or at least that’s a start. Then we’ll need to sift through our inner errors and misunderstandings until we find the solid ground upon which we can withstand the storms of life.

So is that what we usually do? In a word, no. Instead, we try to escape from ourselves.

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Atheism: Where does it Come From and Where does it Go?

Reading Time: 8 minutes

If we allow our minds to grow in only one direction—instead of using them to resolve their own problems and conflicts—our relationship with God will continue to be a false one built on wishful thinking and fears. The longer this goes on, the more false our concept of God will become until our understanding of God is essentially a superstition, with less truth and more dogma.

At this point, we have truly made a farce out of God.

This is when the pendulum swings out to the other extreme, causing a counter-reaction to set in. And then where do we go next? We become an atheist, of course.

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The Free Will Conundrum (Or, Why doesn’t God take away my Suffering?)

Reading Time: 6 minutes

So then the question comes up: If God is all-loving and all-knowing, then God knows the future. Which means when God gave us free will, he must have known this would happen, i.e. we would become destructive and petty and hell-bent on getting a leg up on everyone else. In other words, that we would struggle mightily just to get along. Why didn’t God act to prevent this?

Embedded in this question is one of humanity’s oldest conundrums.

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Who Runs the World?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

As Jesus was preparing his apostles for what was to come, he told them that he would be sending the spirit of truth. And as they went forth in the world to spread Christ’s message, they were indeed inspired by this spirit. But in fact, there isn’t just one spirit of truth. We can liken this to saying “I went…

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