Category Archives: faith

Finding Hope

Webster defines religion as: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods. Overall religion is supposed to make one closer with God, and in essence become good. Like a recipe … Continue reading

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Blind Faith in Religion

Just recently I received a couple of messages from a blogger that I was a hypocrite, and an irate message that I did not know what I was talking about. He or she quoted a few verses from the Bible … Continue reading

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The Truth of Heaven

What is the difference between Tenrikyo (Heaven’s Truth Chruch) and other religions? I believe that many Tenrikyo followers believe that our church is a unique religion, different from all other religions.  But realistically our religion is not much different than … Continue reading

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The World is a Mirror

Sometimes we go through experiences in our lives that is unbearable. We cannot understand why some one we care about suddenly dislikes us.  We cannot understand why a stranger has enmity toward us.  It is said in the Tip of … Continue reading

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Suppose

Suppose one can heal one’s own illnesses and disease. Suppose one can do this by eliminating greed, arrogance, and self love from one’s minds. Suppose there is a prayer that asks God to help us with this difficult task. Suppose … Continue reading

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Everyone is a child of God

What is the difference between a terrorist and a religious person? There may be a fine line. Some people believe that they are serving God by propagating their religion, and suppressing others that have different view. In many parts of … Continue reading

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Your illness can be cured

Throughout time, many of the prophets were able to heal people of their illnesses. But what was the purpose in the ability to heal the sick? Was this a way of telling people that they represented God? Or did these … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day

What I see in the world is a reflection of my mind.  The hopes that come true, the dreams that don’t, are all what I have done or thought.  The mysterious that happen today and tomorrow, are the results of … Continue reading

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A World Constructed on Reason

We human beings are blessed with the cognitive abilities of reasoning. The occurrences in the universe can be usually explained by this cognitive ability. For example we know that the sun rises and falls daily due to the rotation of … Continue reading

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Evil People

What kind of beliefs do people that cause sufferings in this world have? What religions are they affiliated with? The recent chemical annihilation of innocent children and the past history of genocide of the Nazi regime represent mankind at its … Continue reading

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