After returning from my morning walk (observing the contrails), I settled down with the Sunday Times Union - which I buy specifically for  the TV magazine  the comics  the coupons & fliers and  Parade magazine. I did notice a page One story about religion:
Easter is right around the corner, and that means good time$ for Holy Men - specifically for Joel Osteen of Tx-based Lakewood church and his Capital Region colleague, Northway Church - the two have teamed up in the past - but this year's revivals are seperate - from The Times Union: "On a midweek night, Northway Church in Clifton Park is packed. And Friday a sell-out crowd is likely for a Times Union Center appearance by Houston-based Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen. Why do people flock to nondenomenational megachurches?"
A scientific challenge to the personified symbol of one of the Earth's major religions?
Note that Jesus could never do any miracles in his home town. Ever wonder why that was? One guess is that he was using advanced technology (again, likely supplied by his “heavenly father” from the spacecraft in earth’s orbit — the same one the wise men had seen at Jesus’ birth, that led them right to the infant Jesus) and that in his younger days he’s already revealed some of his “bag of tricks” to those in his home town.
James F. McGrath offers a perspective from New Testament historical criticism.
Man continues to search for God. Some truths regarding world religions we will never know.
I have blogged previously about the destruction of the Royal Library at Alexandria by powers having religious agendas - an act that is said to have set back mankind's knowledge / technology by 1500 years. There are those "secret societies" that claim to know the origins of spiritual leaders who appeared on earth way before Jesus - and that the expanded details of those origins were contained in works destroyed when Alexandria crumbled.
There are others who claim a few precious chronicles were spirited out of Alexandria as it fell, and that one of them fell into the hands of one Leonard DaVinci, who based many of his ideas on incomplete chapters appearing on pages torn from certain books.
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Basically, it comes down to one thing: faith. Remember this: "Those who want to believe in religion will continue to do so, and those who want to trust in science will let that be the basis of their thinking."
See also : Tomb of Jesus
What are YOUR thoughts on this?
Tags: Joel Osteen, Northway Church