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Spirituality: Questioning God

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  1. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    02/09/2016
    Why I Am Happier With Less
    Why I Am Happier With LessI can see gears turning in your heads how can he be happy with less? Well let me explain from a very young age we are all wired to want more so greed is ingrained in our psyche though at an early age we have no concept of what this is.I clearly...
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    Dale Masters
    09/09/2016 #35 Dale Masters
    #33 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I have three boxes for my meds...they organise easier that way. Having lost almost everything I owned (except for some clothes and 2 strongboxes), I no longer worry about material goods.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #33 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #22 Pffft! Only 2 more? Hey, I need one bag just for medications lol. No, well. ...people don't really know, but we're rather cozy here. I've been disabled x 10 years, bed-ridden with dysautonomia from a car accident. Just Google me at Dr Margaret Aranda. You'll see why I do have Much Baggage! ~mags
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #20 Hi @Irene Hackett love your matching fabric here! I'm really liking the Quotes you picked out, and @Darryl John here's another thing to do now: Take your QUotes, add a Pic, put in POetry format and Post to Quotes by beBees: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-poetry / Check all Hives for Poetry, as there are about 10 different hives. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #19 Love it! You ROCK! Now, you can be a Producer and that is so so cool!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Your images of Spain (all that I could manage for now) are so pretty - I posted them to my beBee Pin!
    #18 You can Share my beBee "For All Bees" Board - anyone can - I just ask that you help me as you read, to hit that red Pinterest button so we can fill up the Board! Just give me your Pinterest name / email address and I'll send you an invite!
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #29 Anonymous
    #21 Well certainly that one of the highest compliments indeed @Darryl John :-)
    Don Graham
    03/09/2016 #28 Don Graham
    #26 ah... Thanks.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing too bee Inspired and Self Discovery
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/09/2016 #26 Aurorasa Sima
    #24 It brings the post to the tagged person´s attention, they get a notification like this @Don Graham
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Brilliant account of self-discovery. Being surrounded with material items may being happiness but usually short lived.
    Don Graham
    03/09/2016 #24 Don Graham
    #1 forgive me as I'm kind of new on beBee. What is "tagging"? All these names with @ symbols? What's the purpose?
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #23 Darryl John
    It is funny if you look at the word Buddha take the last two letters ha this is often used as an exclamation of discovery.
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/09/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Great post. I do agree that downsizing materialistic needs and selfish needs make you a happier person. I´m just not there yet. I´d still need two huge bags to be happier than before. Namaste
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #21 Darryl John
    Thank you @Irene Hackett it is funny you mention the Tao Te Ching as I have read this and also one reviewer of my book compared it as a modern version of that though if only my book had one tenth of the wisdom of that book.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #20 Anonymous
    @Darryl John - Brilliant expression of spiritual growth, particularly shown in your one statement: "It was then that I realised I didn't need this stuff in my life and I could let it go." In the commentary section of the version of Tao Te Ching I have at my bedside, the Jacob Needleman writes: "There is nothing to be added. There is nothing missing in ourselves." Then he adds a wonderful Sufi saying: "When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the Spirit laughs for what it has found." It appears you have found much more depth and richness at the core of what the world may perceive as "less". It is quite freeing to rid our lives of material clutter; my husband and I have recently done so as well and have been quite pleased with the results. Cheers to your awakening. And may you be blessed!
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #19 Darryl John
    Thank you for the advice I have now added a second image
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #18 Darryl John
    I now have a board beBee on Pintrest feel free to post there
    Darryl John
    03/09/2016 #17 Darryl John
    Thank you all you make me feel very humble yet happy I am on Pintrest but all my pictures are of Spain and Fitness two of my great loves @darryljohn67
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Thank you for Sharing, @John White, MBA. Sometimes I cringe when I Tag many people in these posts - but the greater good is that sweet gems, especially "Buzzes" and not "Honey" can actually get 'lost' in the main beBee thread. @Darryl John, if you just added a 2nd image, I think you would be a PRODUCER :)! Encouraging to engage us with more of your fine sensibilities and humanitarianism, One Person at a Time!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 You as SO On Target!
  2. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    17/08/2016
    No relation to Father McKenzie - the only time I am in a church is when I am helping to clear it from politicians, rogue generals, criminals and terrorists that like to use it as a refuge....... which is entirely too f*cking often.
    All The Lonely People
    All The Lonely People Loneliness in pictures and the Beatles. Hope you enjoy and...
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  3. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    16/08/2016
    Perhaps @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD you could share recent buzzes by @Jim Murray, @Dean Owen and myself to this hive (Spirituality: Questioning God) since the conversation (and comments) is/are a stellar example of respectful dialog about a topic that can be incendiary on other platforms.

    Dean's Post: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/in-the-company-of-nones
    Jim's Post: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/i-think-about-god-24567#c23
    My Post: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/i-think-about-god-too-jim-murray
    Kevin Pashuk
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  4. ProducerRay Looker

    Ray Looker

    24/07/2016
    IS CHRIST GOD?
    IS CHRIST GOD?Rabbi Dr. Ray LookerThe New Testament makes it clear that Christ is God. But is this correct? Since we know that the NT was processed through the Catholic religion, then it is good to question the validity of everything they say. (There are no...
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    Dale Masters
    16/08/2016 #17 Dale Masters
    #16 When you say "Muslims are killing people for religious reasons", I say that you must dig deeper to find the lie behind the claim. When a series of horrific events happens, they never happen in a vacuum. I condone the murder of no one, except in cases of self defense. In this case, one must ask the question "Qui bono?"...and use the answer to speak truth to power. We are dealing with a cluster of power-hungry, self-deluded people who are a danger to this planet and everything on it...and I can confidently assure you that NONE of this core group is Muslim...or any other religion, for that matter.
    There have always been (and always will be) mercenaries willing to kill under and flag or cause as long as the payback is good...and you are seeing only the surface of a much deeper problem. To destroy the problem, don't grasp at the leaves...go for the root.
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    14/08/2016 #16 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    #14 Sorry...as I read you ...you are mixing velocity with broccoli. ( The line is mixing bacon with velocity ) but I dont wanna hurt your religious feelings..You re talking about political Either the Russians or the US are using those " killings " for political means. Not to take over as christians or whatever. Muslims are killing people in the name of Allah not for political reason....for religious reason. And if you read my post. I m not talking about history. Am talking about the XX I century . Killing little kids and women of their own race and culture. For what....to sit in a paradise and be " served " by some women. So they not only kill childrens and women in these life. Also they treat as slaves women in the after life?. And you defend that?
    Dale Masters
    14/08/2016 #14 Dale Masters
    #11 You have to realise that historically, alQaeda was a CIA creation formulated to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. ISIS, which is an offshoot of alQaeda (and is also a CIA creation, developed to overthrow Assad) has been proven to have CIA support for ISIS, which is why sending American soldiers to fight what is basically a US-backed group, is an abomination. This is why Putin has had far more success with fighting ISIS than American soldiers did. This ultimately is NOT about Islam, no matter how the media (and some of the participants) babble on about religion. tt's about American hegemony...and yes, American Christian Zionists are killing Palestinian-born Jews. I have a good friend in Palestine (who, like me, is a Messianic Jew) who reports on it, and the organisation "Jewish Voices for Peace" has gone over to Palestine to care for the sick an wounded there.

    ...so yes, Americans are (indirectly) killing Jews in the name of Christian Zionism.
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    14/08/2016 #13 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    #10 And Christians are killing Jewish in the name of the religion?
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    14/08/2016 #12 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    #10 Where did you read that Christians are killing anybody? And Jewish?
    mohammed khalaf
    13/08/2016 #11 mohammed khalaf
    those not muslims those killing by named islam and the religion is sinless from those ,The way we speak is arguably more important than what we say. Even an inarticulate person can charm, sway, and move others with the tone of and say killing all christians ,I strange some of that are coming from europe and have more mosques and schools ,now here in iraq we fighting Swedish,Germany,Norway,china,American ,we pray to remove all those pipsqueaks from the earth and we all living by safe .
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    Dale Masters
    13/08/2016 #10 Dale Masters
    #6 @INFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION Buddhists are killing Christians. Hindus are killing Buddhists. Christians are killing Muslims and some Jews. You should get out more, & read different sources.
    Dale Masters
    13/08/2016 #9 Dale Masters
    #4 Shabbat Shalom! I keep His Festivals, and His Sabbaths. They're special days for me to celebrate with Him (like today.)
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    13/08/2016 #8 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    #7 So you mean those people that make themselves explode in a street market full of women and kids screaming the name of Allah while blasting and killing hundreds of people are not muslim? Or those in the recent streets killing in Paris and Nice ? They are not muslims.
    mohammed khalaf
    13/08/2016 #7 mohammed khalaf
    on contrary my dear Islamic is religion of leinency not found kill anyone from another religion ,those which are killed other people are called reneged ,now we are suffering from those are called all muslim which is rejected all thoughts them ,which is called ISIS ,we believe Christ is savior .#6
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    13/08/2016 #6 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    #5 Well is strange that muslims talks about God while Islam is the only religion that is telling people to kill other people. No other actual religion is doing that...in passed times....Middle Age maybe...but now in XXI century the only people that are killing others are Muslims
    mohammed khalaf
    13/08/2016 #5 mohammed khalaf
    according to islamic religion Yahshua is prophet of God ,Savior of the world ,not son of God . as rest of prophets ,he exit in the end of duration ,to full the earth justice and safer .
    Ray Looker
    13/08/2016 #4 Ray Looker
    #2 Dale Masters, If you love Him, you will keep His Sabbaths and His Festivals. You will be obedient to His Word and His Law. The messages I bring are to teach everyone who truly loves the Lord how to keep His Sabbaths and His Festivals. Sharing the truth is my way of helping those who love the Lord do those things that are pleasing to the Lord., Shabbat Shalom.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I Love that what we end up with is Love.
    Dale Masters
    24/07/2016 #2 Dale Masters
    @Ray Looker When Yeshua came, He did two things:
    1) He simplified the Law: "Love God, and love your neighbor. On these two hang the Law and the Prophets."
    2) He also made it harder. Before you can practice Love (Love is a VERB), you have to know what Love is.

    It is important to know that He is the template which we should follow. Remember that He glorified the Father continually...and placed Himself below the Father. "If anyone wishes to be great in the Kingdom, let him first become a servant."

    I totally agere with your take on the Catholic Church's corruption of Scripture. All one has to do is look into the life of Constantine.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Ray Looker, well, that was short and simple. Before going into whether or not "Christ" is "God", I just want to pause and reflect on all you said. Without discussing any other "religion," God IS Love, right? You bring this up so well. I think can we boil things down for all 'religions' and 'God' by a simplistic view that, as Dione Warwick sings so beautifully, "All the world really needs now is Love, Sweet Love?" ~ https://youtu.be/2cW8Alo_5uI ~ So many of life's basic meanings come from pure love (i.e., empathy, forgiveness, feeding the orphans, helping homeless Vets) ...and if God is God and He is the great I AM, then He IS Love. And we should look within ourselves and exemplify that love, striving to reach the highest levels possible. "OH, what the world needs now, is love, sweet love.....not just for some, but for everyone." Now this song is stuck in my head, and I see myself at the top of a grand mountain, shouting it out with pleadings from the heart.