This case clearly violates the universal freedoms democracies around the world hold dear, and it violates the Afghan constitution, which guarantees the right of an individual to choose his or her religion.
It has been too much the custom to regard the earliest Christian books as written in a specially Christian form of speech, standing apart and distinguishable from the common language of the eastern Roman provinces. Had that been the case, it is not too bold to say that the new religion could not have conquered the Empire. It was because Christianity appealed direct to the people, addressed them in their own language, and made itself comprehensible to them on their own plane of thought, that it met the needs and filled the heart of the Roman world.
The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way.
I have a great deal of religious symbolism in my stories because I have a very deep sense of religion and also I have religious training. And I suppose you don't say, I'm going to have the flowering judas tree stand for betrayal, but of course it does.
A lot of people that embark on spiritual endeavors tended to, especially in the '60s and '70s, they tended to give up what they had before and cut themselves off from their lives, previous life as it were. But, I don't think that one should do that.
Hidden down in every person is the Divine -- Real faith, dreams and visions. Lift your thoughts above the commonplace and live in the Presence of the Best. Spiritual investments are repaid a thousand fold.
There is a trend in evangelical Christianity to mark themselves off as different. They talk about a post denominational age. They are part of a group of churches that have a seeker mentality. They are trying to reach a group of folks that may not have a significant understanding of religion. They see the contemporary look of the church. It feels down-to-earth. It's non-threatening. It's really designed for folks to come in off the streets.
You fear heaven, the source of spiritual peace; you fear nature, the haven of rest and tranquility; you fear the God of goodness and accuse him of anger, while he is full of love and mercy.
Then again, Christianity seems to have done quite well by mixing worship and commerce. Religion is like yeast in dough, ... It's in every part of life, so for it to show up everywhere is only natural - in commerce, politics, sports, labor unions and so on and so forth.
Spiritual progress is right living, good conduct, moral behavior.
A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
By never having used a veto, either everything has gone his way--which is never true in this world--or he's been able to reach an agreement. When politics gets into this range of right and wrong, religion and morality, it is increasingly difficult to compromise.
I hope that my children, at least, if not I myself, will see the day when ignorance of the primary laws and facts of science will be looked upon as a defect only second to ignorance of the primary laws of religion and morality.
I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted that the Jews should be granted equal rights because civic rights belong to man because he is a man and not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed.
Spirituality points, always, beyond beyond the ordinary, beyond possession, beyond the narrow confines of the self, and - above all - beyond expectations. Because 'the spiritual' is beyond our control, it is never exactly what we expect.
The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order.
In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
Think how great a proportion of mankind, consists of weak and ignorant men and women, and of inexperienced youth of both sexes, who have need of the motives of religion to restrain them from vice, to support their virtue, and retain them in the pract
In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
Freedom of expression cannot be the freedom to lie. The prophet did not found a terrorist religion, but on the contrary a religion of peace.
Some people believe that the mountain of fear, distrust and intolerance that is often based on race and religion can't be overcome. Our Everest Climb for Peace will provide the world with inspirational stories, pictures and video which portray courage, friendship and teamwork under some of the most extreme conditions. We'll show the mountain can be conquered, and we'll climb it together.
We try to teach more than just basketball. We try to touch the spiritual side of the players, too. That's why we used the twist about covenants. We signed a covenant stating that we wanted to be remembered. We used the scripture Habakkuk 22, where it says 'See a vision and write it clear and simple.' So we wrote it down, that we wanted to be remembered, signed it and started working and playing as such since then.
No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece.
Look upon your chastening as God's chariots sent to carry your soul into the high places of spiritual achievement.
Just as in learning to swim or in learning a language, often toiling on with no apparent result, there comes a day when suddenly we realize we can do it,how we know we know not so it is in spiritual matters.
The crisis in black America is threefold...economic...political...and spiritual.