Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved. I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs.
Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Even if I accepted that Jesus - like almost every other prophet on record - was born of a virgin I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.
We should not run away from religious teachings. We should run to them.
I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.
Personally I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know my higher self. The Creator.
We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions the Children of Abraham.
Go forth under the open sky and list To Nature's teachings.
Throughout the past there has been a lack of intimacy affection and regard for Islam by Christianity. This to a large extent has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.
The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil when one feels tranquil one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings when one has these feelings and appreciates them one is free of fear.
Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings.
My heart hath often been deeply afflicted under a feeling that the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us as a society in that clearness which it might have been had we been as faithful as we ought to be to the teachings of Christ.
There are such beings as vampires some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples.