Wednesday, July 19, 2017

‘Ancient porn’ sheds new light on Bible verses

Gay sex is a sin.  The New Testament makes that abundantly clear.
Or does it?

According to one of the UK’s most prominent evangelicals, if Christian scholarship engages with archaeological evidence from the rediscovered ancient city of Pompeii, much of St Paul’s teaching on sexuality must be radically reinterpreted.

In a new online video for the Open Church Network, Revd. Canon Steve Chalke argues that by studying the remains of Pompeii, and understanding the ancient Roman world’s highly sexualised culture, we can find new meaning in chapters such as Romans 1, which have traditionally been misinterpreted to condemn same-sex relations.



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Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 07/19/17

“In general, our planet has a low vibration. The level of consciousness here is still very low precisely because we have forgotten the truth about who we are. The layers of illusion are very thick and once we are identified with them, we give way to cruelty and perversity which, in turn, creates even more ignorance. We create vicious circles that are the unfolding or different manifestations of what I call the vicious circle of sadomasochism.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Ram Dass: Words of Wisdom - July 19, 2017


It's very hard to grow, because it's difficult to let go of the models of ourselves in which we've invested so heavily.  

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Allowing Space Into Your Practice

When we allow space into our practice we begin to see the impermanent nature of the thoughts and feelings that arise within our experience—as well as of the conditions, over many of which we have no control.

—Tsoknyi Rinpoche, “Allow for Space