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posticon What Is the One, True Religion?

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If you look through all the different cultures, right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity. ~ Jane Goodall

 

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Many Spiritual Traditions and Religions, One Purpose

As a Roman Catholic student long ago, I studied theology for eight years—that is, the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. We were never taught anything about other religions—or that they were as legitimate as the Roman Catholic Church.Read more

posticon The Lord Jesus Christ Is Very Real and So Is Satan by John Cali and Spirit

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I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582)

WLA_ima_Satan_FeuchereSatan sculpture by Jean-Jacques Feuchère, 1807-1852
Original photograph by Forever Wiser

Lest you think I’ve lost my mind, let me say this right here:

Our title today is the first line of a recent message I received from someone who shall remain nameless.

I’ve gotten plenty of messages like this over the years, including some from my own family.

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posticon Angels, Demons, and Pope Francis by John Cali and Spirit

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Luca_Giordano_-_The_Fall_of_the_Rebel_Angels_-_WGA9019Artist: Luca Giordano, 1632—1705

As some of you know, I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church, and spent many years in Catholic schools. I graduated from a Jesuit college.

I loved the Jesuits because back then, when the church was still entrenched in the Middle Ages (it seemed to me), they were the vanguard, the forward thinkers.

Nonetheless, the Jesuits still taught traditional theology and philosophy. But they added an exciting new perspective, in contrast to everything I’d been taught before.Read more