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Wino, które zrobił Jezus, nie było alkoholowe
Napój, który podał Jezus, to woda. Namiestnik uczty nazwał to winem. Najlepsze wino było w rzeczywistości poczuciem humoru, które gubernator potrafił docenić, gdy podano mu wodę w sposób, w jaki podano wino. Matka Jezusa uświadomiła sobie, że wino skończyło się, gdy uczta weselna jeszcze trwała. Nie wiedziała, jak Jezus rozwiąże ten problem, ale była przekonana, że znajdzie najlepsze rozwiązanie. Był dojrzałym mężczyzną, to znaczy był społecznie biegłym. Poinformowała go o problemie. Jezus żartobliwie odpowiedział na troskę matki. Problem był trywialny w porównaniu z problemem, z którym już się borykał - problemem zakończenia pragnienia. Normalnie, moglibyśmy sobie wyobrazić, gospodarz ogłosiłby, że nie ma już wina. Takie ogłoszenie mogłoby jednak zawstydzić gospodarza, zwracając uwagę na ich ubóstwo; i może osłabić ducha uroczystości. Jezus nie był zwykłym człowiekiem. Wiedział, co jest w mężczyznach. Wiedział, że zarządcą uczty był inteligentny człowiek, człowiek z poczuciem humoru. I o ile wiedział, widział sposób, by oszczędzić gospodarzowi obowiązku ogłaszania, że nie ma już wina. Jezus omijał gospodarza uczty i przekazywał odpowiedzialność bezpośrednio namiestnikowi. Zrobił to, podając gubernatorowi wodę w sposób, w jaki podano wino. Gubernator był zaskoczony. Właśnie podano mu wodę jako wino. Głupiec mógłby zawołać: „Hej, to tylko woda”. Gubernator nie był głupcem. Gubernator nie wiedział, kto wysłał wodę, ale wiedział, że ktoś przekazał mu obowiązek ogłoszenia, że nie ma już wina. I wiedział, dlaczego to zrobili. Nie zrobiono tego ze złością. Zrobiono to z humorem; dlatego też stanowiło dla niego wyzwanie, by przerzucić również tę odpowiedzialność. Starożytni Grecy mieli powiedzenie: Najlepszym winem jest woda W każdym razie wino działa jak lubrykant społeczny na świąteczne okazje. Poczucie humoru też; i ma tę dodatkową zaletę, że nie powoduje kaca. Gubernatorowi podawano wodę z poczuciem humoru, a deklarując, że jest to najlepsze wino, z powodzeniem sprostał wyzwaniu, jakim było przekazanie obowiązku ogłoszenia, że nie ma już wina. Każdy gość mógł sam odkryć tę prawdę. Zamiana wody na wino nie była cudem. To był znak.
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BUDDHA- A Story one who is awake!! Who was Buddha: Buddha isn't a name, but a title. It's a Sanskrit language word that means " one of those persons who is awake." What a buddha is attentive to is the true nature of reality. Simply put, Buddhism teaches that we've got an inclination to all or any sleep in a very fog of illusions created by mistaken perceptions and "impurities" - hate, greed, ignorance. A buddha is one who is free of the fog. It's the same that after a buddha dies he or she isn't converted but passes into the peace of Nirvana, which isn't a "heaven" but a transformed state of existence. "Buddha" means "one who is awake." "Siddhartha Gautama" The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago wasn't a god. He was a valuable person, named Siddhartha Gautama buddha, he was a religious mystic whose profound insights inspired the planet. Siddhartha was born into a family which was royal of a tiny small kingdom on the Indian-Nepalese border. Consistent with the standard story he had a privileged upbringing but was jolted out of his protected life when realizing that life includes the cruel facts of adulthood, sickness, and death. This prompted him to celebrate that means of life. Eventually, he felt driven to go away from his palace and follow the traditional Indian path of the wandering angel, a seeker when Truth. He became terribly adept at meditation underneath varied lectures and so took up ascetic practices. This was supported by the belief, and assumption that one may free the spirit by denying the flesh. He practiced austerities thus so determinedly that he nearly starved to death. Buddhism, religion, and philosophy developed from the teachings of the Siddhartha (Sanskrit: "Awakened One"), a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE (before the Common Era). Spreading from India to the Central and geographical region, China, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played a central role in the religious, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, starting within the 20th century, it spread to the West. find it Ancient Buddhist scripture and philosophy developed in many closely connected literary languages of ancient Asian nations (India), particularly Pali and Sanskrit. In this article, Pali and Sanskrit words that have gained currency in English are treated as English words and are rendered in the form within which they seem in English-language dictionaries. Exceptions occur in special circumstances-as, for instance, within the case of the Sanskrit term dharma (Pali: dhamma), which has meanings that don't seem to be typically related to the term dharma because it is usually utilized in English. Pali forms are given in the sections on the core teachings of early Buddhism that are reconstructed primarily from Pali texts and in several sections that agitate Buddhist traditions within which the first sacred language is Pali. Sanskrit forms are given within the sections that agitate down Buddhist traditions whose primary sacred language is from Sanskrit and in alternative sections that handle with traditions whose primary sacred texts were translated from Sanskrit into a Central or East Asian language like Tibetan or Chinese.
What If We Taught Students That Religion is Absurd?
We need to educate our children and teenagers to the point where they can think critically for themselves and can easily see and understand the absurdity of religion. The good news is that once someone’s brain is at this level of comprehension, a great many positive side effects occur. Life would be much better for everyone if everyone in our society is educated to the level where they understand that religion is absurd. The religiosity of America fascinates me. I am intrigued by the idea of millions of people in an advanced nation believing that they have a “relationship” with an imaginary friend and believing that this imaginary friend is answering their prayers.  In the United States, something like 76% of the population believes in God, and seventy percent of the population identifies as Christian. Three-quarters of the U.S. population believes that the Bible was at least inspired by God, and 28% (more than 89 million people) believe the stories in it are literally true. Why would anyone today believe that the Christian god is real or that the story of Noah’s ark is true? My goal here is to advocate that we, as a society, start an active campaign to make religion irrelevant to human civilization. In the same way that there have been active campaigns to eliminate diseases like smallpox and polio, we should start a similar campaign against religion.  The tool I propose for religion’s elimination is across-the-board education in critical thinking. But first, let’s step back for a moment and ask, How do we find ourselves in this position as a species? There are many interesting things that human beings do. Music, math, tools, cooking, science, engineering, art, and language all come to mind. But religion ranks up there as perhaps the most interesting.  Religion stands out because it is so irrational and bizarre. Billions of people on this planet believe in their various imaginary beings so firmly that disagreements about religion often escalate to violence and warfare.  Read the full story:  
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Giving thanks to God is a wonderful moment in our lifes, we celebrate together with our loved ones and thank God for everything. But what if we don't feel very grateful? In this post, we'll talk about gratitude app that gives us reason to appreciate little things we have, according to bible verses. give thanks in all things Paul reminds us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that we can be thankful in all circumstances, good or bad. He writes: "Always be joyful, pray without ceasing, give thanks to God in every situation, for this is His will for you in Christ Jesus." Paul does not say this lightly. In 2 Corinthians 11:24-27, it says; “Five times I received from the Jews the thirty-nine lashes. Three times they beat me with rods, once they stoned me, three times I was shipwrecked, and I spent a day and a night as a shipwrecked man on the high seas. My life has been a continuous coming and going from one place to another; in perils from rivers, perils from bandits, perils from my countrymen, perils from Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the country, perils at sea, and perils from false brethren. […] I have suffered from hunger and thirst, and many times I have been fasting; I have suffered cold and nakedness.” Pablo went through immensely difficult processes, and even so, he said; “Give thanks to God in every situation” (v 18). Having a thankful heart will turn our worries and sadness into praise, even in difficult times when we have unanswered prayers. The more room we give to gratitude, the less room there is for the bad. I'm not saying it's easy to be thankful for the bad situation, but can we learn to be thankful in the midst of it? Gratitude is a position of the heart and we can choose it every day, no matter what we are experiencing. We present to you "gratitude app" that reminds you of this wonderful thanksgiving Bible verses.