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Mar 01 2013

Drewermann’s Open Letter to the Pope

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Dear Mr. Ratzinger,
I cannot and will not address you differently. Jesus himself said to his disciples “Do not let yourselves be called father, since you have only one father and he is in heaven.” How then can it be Christian to have a “Pater Patrum,” a father of all fathers, a pope, who presumes because of his office, to represent God on earth? Continue Reading »

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Nov 05 2010

The Buddha on God

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Recently, I came across the following story, which I shared with the group on 5 November. I assume that it is not in any of the Buddhist scriptures, but is a free composition probably from Osho himself.

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One morning, it must have been such a beautiful morning, a man comes to Gautama Buddha and asks him, “Does God exist?” Everybody is curious to know what Buddha answers. Continue Reading »

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Jan 23 2010

The Last Seven Days of Creation

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On the morning of the first day, man decided to be free and good, beautiful and happy. No longer the image of a God, but a man. And because he had to believe something, he believed in freedom and happiness, in numbers and quantities, in the stock exchange and in progress, in planning and in his security.  Because he had filled the ground at his feet with rockets and nuclear warheads, for his security. Continue Reading »

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May 22 2008

Skolomowski on Evolution and Spirituality

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We are made of the cosmic dust. But we are intelligent specks of the cosmic dust. For this reason we can help evolution and the cosmos to know itself better and to transcend itself further. Continue Reading »

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May 06 2008

Bishop Spong on Christopher Hitchins’ “God is not Great”

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Let me begin with three declarative statements:

  1. Religion must always be questioned
  2. Theism can be abandoned without abandoning God
  3. Christopher Hitchens’ book is a real asset to the current debate.

Now just let me put some flesh on each of those statements.
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