Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Source: Herescope (Tuesday, October 30, 2007)
The following articles shed some light on the Robert Schuller / Erwin McManus 2008 Rethink Conference.
We think you will find this quite interesting in light of Robert Schuller's long list of false teachings including his cult-like false Gospel - Self-Esteem: The New Reformation.
Read Rethinking Robert Schuller by Warren Smith
Source: World Net Daily
Well, it's a little vague.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
J K Rowling: 'Christianity inspired Harry Potter'
"J K Rowling: 'Christianity inspired Harry Potter" By Ray Gano
Yep, that was the headline in the London Telegraph.
If you really believe that, I got a bridge I can sell you along with some great swampland.
Here is how the article opens…
"The pope may have condemned the Harry Potter books, but J K Rowling has now revealed that Christianity has been one of her major inspirations.
Breaking her silence on the much-debated question as to whether religious themes permeate her books, Rowling confirmed that they echoed her personal struggle with faith." (1)
In today's pluralistic relative ideas and liberal theology, this sounds peachy - keen and makes so much sense. The world rejoices in Rowling and her so called profession.
Here is what Rowling says about her books...
"To me, the religious parallels have always been obvious," Rowling said. "But I never wanted to talk too openly about it because I thought it might show people who just wanted the story where we were going." (1)
But here is the kicker...
"At the end of her latest and final installment in the series, there are specific references to Christianity and themes of life after death and resurrection."
"At one point Harry visits his parents' graves and finds two biblical passages inscribed on their tombstones. "(1)
Well praise the Lord and pass the potatoes!
HEY ETHEL.. These here are CHRISTIAN BOOKS fer sure. They got bible verses on some tombstones!
Do you realize there are Luke warm carnal Christians that have that exact ideals?
But here is a very troubling statement from Rowling...
"On any given moment if you asked me if I believe in life after death, I think if you polled me regularly through the week, I think I would come down on the side of yes - that I do believe in life after death.
"But it's something I wrestle with a lot. It preoccupies me a lot, and I think that's very obvious within the books." (1)
When someone is a washed in the blood Christian, they have no question as to where they will spend eternity. In fact, they don't question eternity at all. Why is that?
Here is what Christ stated...
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Romans 10:13 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:10 (KJV) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
It is promises like the ones above which we as blood bought souls cleave too....
Read Entire Article by Ray Gano
Commentary by Roger Oakland at Understand The Times International
October 17 - Dalai Lama's All Smiles as He Receives Congressional Gold Medal
Source: SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE [Hearst Corporation] - By Amy Moon - October 14, 2007
It has been said that through meditation, we can bring about world peace.
Dr. Madan Kataria, co-founder with his wife, Madhuri, of the laughter yoga movement, believes it can be done with laughter.
Although this idea may seem outright laughable to many, Kataria is serious. Kataria says he routinely sees and hears miraculous stories from people whose lives have changed simply by laughing regularly.
Judging from the peals of laughter emanating from the Harbin Hot Springs conference center, where Kataria and his wife were leading a Laughter Yoga training last week, participants were certainly enjoying themselves. Or maybe they were just faking it. It doesn't matter, says Kataria.
"Even if you laugh for the sake of laughing, your body doesn't know the difference between real and self- induced laughter." And, he claims, the benefits are the same.
The main benefit is obvious. Laughter yoga reduces stress. Kataria claims that it also reduces blood- sugar levels in diabetics, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and alleviates insomnia.
The seed of laughter yoga was planted in March 1995, when Kataria, a practicing physician in Mumbai, India, was writing an article for Health magazine about the many benefits of laughing. A week later, he woke up and thought, "Why not start a laughter club?" So, said Kataria, "I went to a park in Mumbai and asked people there to join me. In the beginning, only five people joined me, but then it became 60."
Kataria started by telling jokes but soon discovered that humor didn't work for all comers. That's when he found out that the body doesn't know the difference between fake and real laughing. So, he thought, "Why not make it an exercise?"
Today, 200,000 people in India laugh every day in Laughter Clubs, a phenomenon that filmmaker Mira Nair documented in her 1999 documentary, "The Laughing Club of India."
Worldwide, there are 6,000 laughter clubs in 60 countries, including the United States - where, Kataria says, "it's now becoming a craze," European countries, Israel, Iran and China. Kataria's ideas and techniques have landed him in news and television stories worldwide.
The technique is simple. Laughter yoga combines yogic breathing exercises, also called pranayama, with laughter exercises. In the workshop, participants start by softly sounding "ha, ha, ha" from the belly. It's fake chuckling, but it soon turns into real chortles and guffaws and then even screams of laughter.
"We laugh in a group as a form of exercise, and when we make eye contact," Kataria says, "it turns to real and contagious laughter.