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What Does the Lord Require?

It can be quite perplexing to clearly understand all of the things the Lord God requires, especially within the context of Christian scripture and theology. On the one hand, it seems we have to be “perfectly holy” in our words,

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The Opium of the People

When a doctor prescribes pain medication to us when our pain is unmanageable, we are grateful to be given relief from that pain. Often, we are in so much pain that all we know is our desire to be rid

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The Authority-Driven Life

As I watched the pastor at the church where I work proceed with the Communion ceremony yesterday, it dawned on me the essence of the entire problem with religious faith. It all centers on the concept of authority. In our

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Prove It

There are three simple steps we can take to uncover the Truth about our traditional concepts of God and religion, particularly within Judeo-Christian, Islamic traditions. Recognize the fact that all contradictions and double-standards are false. Recognize the fact that all

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Contradictions and Double-Standards

As I have worked through many realizations while writing on “The Mystical Voice,” there have been several personal “breakthroughs” in awareness I have made, in much the same way this happened for me back in the fall of 1998 when

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Excuses for God

I admit I lose patience with those who try to make a “moral point” by quoting the Bible. While there are many wonderful and truthful passages in the Bible which can serve as good advice and words of wisdom, such

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The Illusion of “Sin”

When I look back on the trajectory of my life, I can see how the creation of “The Mystical Voice” was in many ways, inevitable. My desire to understand all of the things which were drilled into my head in

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Doubting Thomas

I admit to being a “doubting Thomas,” which I do not consider to be a “bad” thing. The expression “doubting Thomas” was coined from the famous scripture passage after Jesus’ resurrection in which his apostle Thomas is quoted in John

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Raiders of the Lost Truth

I have recently found myself revisiting the Indiana Jones movies, and have enjoyed them very much since “Raiders of the Lost Ark” came out when I was just 8 years old in the summer of 1981.  In fact, the first

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Ownership?

One of the things I have always questioned throughout my life, whether consciously or subconsciously is this notion of “ownership” by Christians who claim either subtly or blatantly that being “saved,” “good,” “charitable,” “Godly,” “loving,” and Truthful is the exclusive mark of a

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