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Does the Bible Call for Confession to a Priest?

“I confess my iniquity, I am sorry for my sin” (Psalm 38:18) Confessing sins to the clergy is a practice in some Christian denominations. Disclosures made by the penitents to a priest are to remain a secret with the priest to be buried with him in the grave. Maybe, this was the case in the […]

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The Four Noble Truths – the Heart of Buddhism

“Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.”    ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi Introduction Buddha lived sometime during the period 563-483 BCE.  Only isolated events from the period before he attained enlightenment have been preserved. Also, some parts of the stories about his early life might be […]

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Albert Einstein Proves Upanishads Right

“This whole universe is Brahman. In Tranquility, let one worship It, As that from which he came forth, As that into which he will be dissolved, As that in which he breathes.” –      Chandogya Upanishad 3.14.1 Introduction Everything in the world is made from smaller pieces.  For example, a car is made from metal pieces that are […]

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Each Man Creates His Own God

“Every man makes a god of his own desire”  – Virgil Introduction Schoolchildren waiting at a bus stop were run over by a speeding bus. A photograph of that accident scene appeared on the front page of next day’s newspapers. It showed many people struggling to pull out the dead and wounded children from underneath […]

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Hell in the Holy Bible Might be a Pagan Concept

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell” ― Oscar Wilde    Introduction   The ‘Key Verse’ of the New Testament says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).  The […]

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The Karma of King David

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind“ –      The Bible (Hosea 8:7)   Introduction “Thou shalt not commit adultery”, says one of the Ten Commandments that God gave to the Israelites through Moses.  It also says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife”.  King David of the ancient Jewish kingdom of […]

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