“This should be allowed to be said” ?

The phrase from the title, but with an exclamation point at the end, one often finds in right-wing populists. Any perceived or real taboos are initiated with this phrase. “It will surely not be able to say that refugees … The fact that foreigners … That dissidents …”. And so on. It is the well-rehearsed…

Findings of science

Since the exploration of the world started on a scientific basis, humanity has acquired more and more useful knowledge. What was still believed in ancient times that because there are tiny particles, is now proved, although these atoms still consist of several small sub-Divided, as we know today. All of these minute particles are finally…

Does Jesus heal even today?

When Christians pray to Jesus, they do not to the man Jesus, but to God, who has shown in Jesus. For simplicity and for clarity they call him Jesus, but my the divine order. Jesus is seen as its own separate hypostasis, as a separate entity. God the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Externally, the…

I know parents

I know parents who are actually very nice people. Actually, they were Christian dominated over their parents’ homes, he perhaps more than her, but he has more of it apparently turned away as she. Overall, however, both have turned away from the faith. If their child is in bed at night and is afraid in…

Should we place the cards?

Love the people would know something about their future and so there is the Internet a few offers that promise to predict a future. For example, you can set up online tarot cards. What to make of this? In the Old Testament it is strongly discouraged because you should trust only one, namely God the…

When two or three

When two or three are together in my name, I am there among them. So Jesus is reproduced in the New Testament. In late service on Sunday we were three visitors. And a pastor. Embarrassing it was not, but somehow quite personal. After a short two other guests were added. A child could wish for…

The doubting climber

A while ago, I heard that someone is seriously ill. That makes a naturally affected. Then I remembered this story came from the climbers, but I must question again. They went something like this. A climber was how it is to be expected, on the road in the mountains. He arrived in bad weather and…

Sunday, the day of rest

On the seventh day God, the idea of the creation story rested very beginning of the Bible in Genesis. One should remember that this story certainly does not mean seven real days, but is a theological concept that relies on time common scientific ideas, if one can speak of natural science. Theologians lay down the…

Why you are something special

Depending on their situation, one is sometimes not quite sure if or how much is he/she is actually worth. Biblical argued but you and every person has a tremendous value. Already in the Old Testament, at the very beginning in Genesis, the thought is formulated, that God created man in his own image. Today we…

If a king comes into a shop

If a king comes in to a shop. Tells the store owner, good day, here you are a customer, not a king! Christmas. If the King of the universe comes into the world, says the World, hello, here you are not even a customer, but not welcome. If you are not careful, we nail you…

Feeling guilty today on Reformation day?

Maybe you have a bad conscience today. Who knows why. So you’re in good company. Then Martin Luther, we do celebrate Reformation Day today in the commemoration, also suffered a massive bad conscience. However, his concern was more holistic and also religious. The question was, how can stand before God a human being, even if…

What happens after death?

This issue will be addressed again in reliance on two philosophical schools of antiquity here, which originated in the fourth and third centuries BC. Meaning the Stoics, founded by Zenon and Kepos, founded by Epicurus. Epikur is considered one of Atomists, the first so as theoretically postulated that all matter must ultimately be composed of…

Do we need God for morality and ethics?

Morals and ethical concepts are not necessarily tied to the belief in the one God. Even without this faith we come to ethical decisions and to continue to function. Often or perhaps always, however, one comes to utilitarian, ethical concepts. According to which the majority is always right, no matter whether it has actually legal….

Psalm 23 – modern

God guides me in life and give me the right thoughts in crucial situations, so I have no reason to really miss anything in life. It holds that give me strength and buoyancy for me living conditions. He gives me hope and joy. Because he is the Lord in my life, he shows me the…

The Walking Dead

There are a wide variety of movies about zombies and some trains running currently. One of them is The Walking Dead, on Amazon Prime you had obviously choose a different name and called it there fear of the walking dead. The series and movies always play with the wholly other, with the death that no…

Epicurus and Zeno

In the ancient Greek philosophy, there are two opposites. One of them was the philosopher Epicurus, who said that the world is composed of atoms and the human soul as well, albeit for very fine atoms. Once the atomic compounds dissolve that make up the soul, so also the soul automatically disband itself. So there…

Small natural wonders

If you currently go into nature, to get in front of him, as in a great painting. Different shades of color light up a counter, fresh green, plain green, dark green, yellow, orange and orange-brown. Behind this sometimes blue sky, sometimes a little hazy. As you can marvel at the wonders of nature and is…

Epicurus and creation

In the fourth and third century BC in Greece, a philosopher whose ideas have a certain relevance today lived. Epicurus, that was his name, was one of the atomists, so a nuclear teachers who had anticipated theoretically that everything we see, that the whole matter, from the smallest particles must pass the atoms. He introduced…

Does religion corrupt young people?

Excuse me this absurd appearing question, because my mind is not inserted in this issue. But it is the opinion of a Facebook contact, with which I circulated from time to time together again at random and such crude theses. I had replied to this question, among others, as follows: Each person is affected by…

Should religion be a school subject?

In a forum that revolves around philosophy and politics, this question has been asked before. In me a little stomach turned, because these kinds of questions I find something flat. I assume that basically almost everyone and probably every person has a religious vein that is inherent in him. If someone disagrees, you could discuss…

Science and God

Translated automatically from German to English by google translator The following article addresses thoughts on scientific methods and understanding of reality. A fisherman has a net with a mesh width of 5 cm. As he has therefore never caught a fish that is less than 5cm, he gets the idea that there could be no…

Should we change the world?

Translated automatically from German to English bei google translator. As a Christian basically yes. For it is geared to what said and did and lived Jesus Christus. On one hand, it is reported that he accepted people, especially those who were not particularly recognized in society, publicans, the sick, the poor and so on. Secondly,…

When the Grim Reaper calls

Translated from German into English by google translator. Sometimes it can happen so fast. Something shocking it is anyway. Also, if you would not know it, and each could always and everywhere happen. But then something like that. Have just over a distant acquaintances learned that he was emergency surgery overnight twice today because he…

Lucifer

Translated by google translator from German to English. The original ist Herr theolounge.blog On Amazon Prime a series that is not just for theologians interesting and which now has two seasons, Lucifer is running. He, the light bearer, had apparently created with God the Father and was subsequently banished to hell as watchdogs and Lord…

God and Atoms

In ‘How to Know God’, Deepak Chopra claims that “(t)he same brain responses that enable you to see a tree as a tree, instead of as a ghostly swarm of buzzing atoms, also enable you to experience God” (Chopra 2000:17). – As I have suggested in previous postings, there are undoubtedly mechanisms within the neural labyrinths…

Interview with God

I dreamed I had an interview with God.  “So you would like to interview me ?” God asked me. “If you have the time” I said. God smiled “My time is eternity – What questions do you have in mind for me ?”. > watch here. Visit > homepage. foto: magic photography, flickr.com

Advent and Christmas

Have a closer look to what christmas means. It’s not the Coca-Cola-Santa-Claus, whom we owe christmas. It was more something like a small child, that came from outside our imagination into this world with all its disharmony and questions. > more. picture: joshunter,flickr.com

The silent God

“Where is God ? I mean, if God is everywhere, as theologians teach, and if God loves me deeply and wants a relationship of intimacy with me, as theologians also teach, where is he? I talk, talk, talk to him, and he is … where ? He says nothing. The conversation is decidedly one-sided.” >…

Medical Advances Complicate Definition Of Death

“A Washington, D.C. hospital is suing to remove a 12-year-old boy from life support. Motl Brody was pronounced dead — with no brain function — after a battle with cancer. Motl’s parents, who are Orthodox Jews, believe that he, and his soul, are still alive.” > more. picture: stenbough,flickr.com

America chose Obama

“Well, here we are on the other side. A watershed moment. An historic election. And we, the American people, have made our choice. –  Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, and the nation’s first black president. And in elections across the country, Democrats won their seats in the Senate. When…

Does God allow hard things?

“There are times when life is hard, and answers are few.  When situations happen that challenge the core of who we are and what we believe.  When doubts plague our minds and trouble our souls. We ask where is God and will he meet the needs of my life.  Will he reach down and stop…

Cry for help from Orissa (India)

Here is a mail that reached me this morning and that made me very concerned. How would I be in such a situation? Even so brave as my friend or helpless and desperate. The measure of people bringing together, to give help to Orissa, is a courageous measure of my friend in such a situation…