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Beginning Middle End (Lyman)

Posted in evolution, god on September 19, 2010 by ewakening

In the beginning, there was God.
In the middle, there was Man.
In the ending, there was more God.

— Mel Lyman (1938-1978?)

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Mind and God (Dyson)

Posted in brain, evolution, genetics, god on May 23, 2010 by ewakening

I do not make any distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension. …. Atoms and humans and God may have minds that differ in degree but not in kind. We stand midway between the unpredictability of atoms and the unpredictability of God. Atoms are small pieces of our mental apparatus, and we are small pieces of God’s mental apparatus.

— Freeman Dyson

Birthday Message 2009 (Kazantzakis)

Posted in enlightenment, god on August 29, 2009 by ewakening

000kazanI believe in the innumerable, the ephemeral masks which God has assumed throughout the centuries, and behind his ceaseless flux I discern an indestructable unity.

I believe in his sleepless and violent struggle which tames and fructifies the earth as the life-giving fountain of plants, animals and men.

Blessed be all those who hear and rush to free you, Lord, and who say, “Only you and I exist.”

Blessed be all those who free you and become united with you, Lord, and who say, “You and I are one.”

And thrice blessed be those who bear on their shoulders and do not buckle under this great, sublime, and terrifying secret: That even this one does not exist!

We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life.

— Nikos Kazantzakis, from The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises (1927)

Character of God (Smith)

Posted in god, mormonism on May 11, 2009 by ewakening

It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did.

— from The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Attainment of the Supreme (Gita)

Posted in enlightenment, god, hinduism on March 25, 2009 by ewakening

Physical nature is known to be endlessly mutable. The universe is the cosmic form of the Supreme Lord, and I am that Lord represented as the Supersoul, dwelling in the heart of every embodied being. Whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.

— Gita 8.4-5 (trans. Prabhupada)

Fight over word for "God" in Malaysia

Posted in god on December 28, 2007 by ewakening

A church and Christian newspaper in Malaysia are suing the government after it decreed that the word “Allah” can only be used by Muslims. In the Malay language “Allah” is used to mean any god, and Christians say they have used the term for centuries. Opponents of the ban say it is unconstitutional and unreasonable. It is the latest in a series of religious rows in largely Muslim Malaysia, where minority groups claim their rights are being eroded.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7163391.stm

Paris: "God has released me!"

Posted in celebrities, god on June 14, 2007 by ewakening


Imprisoned heiress Paris Hilton says “I have become much more spiritual”

Complains of dry skin due to rules against moisturizers, plans to build “Paris Hilton Playhouse” upon release

By: Michelle Nichols Tues Jun 12, 2007

New York (Reuters) – Imprisoned hotel heiress Paris Hilton has said she believes God has given her a new chance and she plans to stop acting dumb and put her influence to good use.

Hilton called Barbara Walters on Sunday from the medical wing of a Los Angeles jail, where she is being held for violating probation in a drunken-driving case, and Walters.

“I’m not the same person I was,” Hilton told Walters.

“I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance.”

Hilton was ordered back to jail on Friday after a judge overruled a sheriff’s decision to place her under house arrest on Thursday because of psychological problems. She had spent three days of an expected three-week term behind bars.

“I feel as if I’m a different person,” said Hilton, known for her party-going lifestyle.

She was sentenced last month to 45 days in jail, but with good behavior, Walters said, Hilton was due to be released on June 25 after serving a total 23 days.

“I feel that the purpose of my life is to be where I am,” Hilton told Walters. “My spirit or soul did not like the way I was being seen and that is why I was sent to jail. God has released me.”

When she is released, Hilton said, she might like to help in the fields of breast cancer or multiple sclerosis, diseases that her grandmothers suffered, or build a “Paris Hilton Playhouse” for sick children.

Hilton, who said other inmates had been friendly, added that her skin was very dry because she was not allowed any moisturizer.