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Entries from July 2003

Concept of Religion

July 27th, 2003 · Comments Off on Concept of Religion · Illuminations, metaphysics, ritual

These ideas eventually led me to the understanding that religion is an internal process utilized to deal with events and activities outside of one’s own control. Said another way, religion is a set of entirely subjective ideas and experiences with little to no objective reality with which to relate it. Whether you get it from your grandmother, or a book, the McChurch in your neighborhood or the Buddhist temple, only the pieces that you internalize actually become a part of your religion.

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Nifty reference

July 9th, 2003 · Comments Off on Nifty reference · history, media

Okay, so I’m a total geek, but I just found a translation of the complete writings of Flavius Josephus online. I’ve seen this stuff referenced almost as much as the bible itself, but I’ve never taken the time to actually look for it. Nifty. If anyone has any references to the apostle Bartholomew descent from […]

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