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Responses to the arguments of believers: Part V

Argument 5: Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies of the Jewish Messiah. There are some 300 messianic verses and Jesus fulfills many of them. 1,511 more words


Inari, a diety of thriving business, is mostly a fearful Dakini-Ten.

Merchants have had faith in Inari(稲荷)since a long time ago. The true god Inari has much to do with Ise Grand Shrine and is the righteous god. 566 more words


Quran 9:123 - 'Fight Those Of The Unbelievers Who Are Near To You...'

Quran 9:123 – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

Commentary on the Quran, Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs mentions (below) that the above verse was revealed in order to fight the enemy, Banu Qurayza, a Jewish tribe who lived in Medina. 346 more words



By Gregory

For the past couple of weeks I’ve posted a series of reflections on Divinity and the possible meanings of God. My approach has assumed that there is a God, but my thinking is such that the God I tend to affirm is not the God common in today’s popular culture. 644 more words


The Importance of Jewish-Christian Dialogue for Spiritual Nourishment: A Christian Perspective

Many scholars, due to the similarities to Judaism and historical emergence of Christianity out of Judaism, have sought a dialogue which sets aside triumphalism and honestly discusses their relationship. 337 more words

General Musings

Linguistic love affairs

Like many kids who grew up in Ontario, I was required to study French until my first year of high school. I spent most of those classes bored, and dropped them as soon as they became optional. 845 more words

Fragments Of Culture

From here to the moon and back

We’ve been from here to the moon and back.

Last weekend we visited Taybeh. One of the last Christian towns in Palestine. It is a lovely, quiet place. 1,015 more words