Tag Archives: omnipotence

THE STRUGGLE TO GOD/ GOOD

When we speak of God, are we speaking of the same thing? Can there be ‘good’ without God? Is God a manifestation, a projection of the goodness and creativity in our world or the source of it? I do believe … Continue reading

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Lack, Gratitude & Prosperity

Lack, Gratitude & Prosperity Unity teaches Affirmative Prayer, where we affirm health, prosperity, and well being as already being present. This is quite different than prayer as an appeal to some external higher power to save us. It is based … Continue reading

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Suffering, Consciousness & Compassion

Ever wonder why suffering exists? It is a fundamental question in religion and philosophy. If one believes that God exists and is good, omnipotent and omnipresent, wanting only the best for all beings, how could suffering exist? Buddha said that … Continue reading

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Idolatry: Worshiping an image of God

(This was inspired by the comments from my last blog, on The Blind Men and the Elephant.) When I was practicing mediation at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in the 1970s, they decided to do a ritual. Incense was burned and … Continue reading

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