By Franz Hartmann
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As in his prior books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism usually turns to violence. targeting the top occasions, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to result in the conflict of Armageddon, whilst the forces of darkness should be destroyed by means of the Messiah, who will then lead to a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place each one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its heritage; all 3 desire a nation within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an analogous mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst examining the booklet of Revelation. it isn't a publication of prophecy and handbook for scary sinners again into the fold; it truly is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, providing them wish for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in accordance with a misreading of his principal textual content. (Sept. )
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Bestselling writer Michael Baigent Exposes spiritual Extremists’ Efforts to Hasten the World’s lead to Jerusalem
Do you suspect in prophecy? The Bible as literal fact? Armageddon? The Rapture? The go back of the Da’jaal? Or the production of a global caliphate as a harbinger of the tip of time? extra very important, if provided with compelling proof, might you think that there are at the present time robust forces actively conspiring to result in those cataclysmic occasions inside of our lifetime?
In his provocative ebook Racing towards Armageddon, Michael Baigent, bestselling writer and some of the most debatable non secular theorists of our time, turns his willing consciousness to modern day Jerusalem and its more and more vital position in worldwide affairs, exploring yet one more of his explosive theories: that hard-liners in the 3 nice Abrahamic religions, a lot of whom carry positions of large impact in executive, undefined, and the army around the world, are operating to hasten our finish as prophesied in every one in their texts and traditions of religion. Exposing those forces, the myths upon which a lot of their ideals are dependent, the stealth motion they've been taking for many years, and the insidious and most likely devastating impact they're having upon the tutorial, political, cultural, and religious textile of our society, Baigent poses the urgent query: do we quite have the funds for to stay oblivious for much longer?
Philosophy of faith has skilled a renaissance lately, paralleling the resurgence in public debate in regards to the position and price of faith in modern Western societies. The Routledge guide of latest Philosophy of faith is a phenomenal reference resource to the most important themes, difficulties and debates during this interesting topic.
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When Man his spirit only begins to exist as a spiritual being comes to life. To become and perfect, physical health, intellectual growth, spiritual perception and activity should go hand in should be supported by an unselfish by a healthy form. How to accombe taught by a science which deals only with illusory effects, nor by a religious belief based upon illusions ; but it is taught by the Wisdom Religion, the knowledge of self, whose foundation is truth, and hand. Intuition intellect, a pure mind plish this can neither whose practical application existence.
The constitution of all men is built according to one universal law, and the highest ideal must be the same ideal to all and attainable to all, and in its attainment all individuals become reunited into one. As long as a man does not recognize the highest ideal in the Universe, the highest one which he is able to recognize will be the highest to him ; but as long as there still exists a higher one than the one he perceives, the higher will unconsciously attract him, unless he persistingly repulses its attraction.
The various religious systems of the world cannot be unnatural or supernatural products. They are all the natural outgrowth of man's evolution upon this globe, and they differ only in so far as the conditions under which they came into existence differed at the time when they began to exist ; but true religion is supernatural ; for it is that clinging of the soul of man to that which is higher than his semi-animal and impermanent nature. Each in- We We tellectual human being, except one blinded by prejudice, recognizes the fact that each of the great religious systems of the world contains certain truths, which we intuitively know to be true ; and as there can be only one fundamental truth, so all these religions are branches of the same TRUTH.
Magic, white and black: or, The science of finite and infinite life ... by Franz Hartmann