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extreme-cashmere · 5 minutes ago
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The prophet (ﷺ) said
أفضل الأعمال أن تدخل على أخيك المؤمن سرورا أو تقضي عنه دينا أو تطعمه خبزا
The best actions are
1) To cheer up your believing brother,
2) To relieve him of a debt, or
3) To feed him.
(SAHIH AL JAAMI Hadith #1096)
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official-loki-laufeyson · 5 minutes ago
Are you going to betray the TVA?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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the-bastard-entity · 7 minutes ago
"Do you mean like swords? Or do you mean like for ammo for guns?" She was wondering how long it had been since he had actually visited earth without having the purpose to steal people.
"I mean swords, my dear. The time before long bows became popular, and fights were a pleasant sight of mortals seeing their opponent face to face. I'm not a fan of long distance fights because it takes away the fear of killing. It's much harder for most to kill what they see as human."
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the-bastard-entity · 22 minutes ago
"I don't even know how old you are to begin with. 200? 2000?"
"Around 2500 in human standards? Hard to tell considering how the time doesn't flow in the fog. Last time I visited the terra realm, it was when mortals still called large pieces of metal their weapons."
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hollowb00tijelly · 22 minutes ago
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the-bastard-entity · 24 minutes ago
You have an age you know?
"What an incredibly clear question, darling. Are you asking if I know how old I am or if I am aware that I have an age?"
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jerusalemaya · 25 minutes ago
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今日は夜、お祈りして聖書を読んでから、ふと
YouTubeのアプリを開いたら、TBSのYouTubeチ
ャンネルでテヘランからの生配信をやってい
て、面白くてついつい見てしまいました。
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バザールの様子とか見れて、イランでは大統領
選が行われましたが、意外と普通な平和な日常
なんだなぁ、と興味深かったです。
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今日は梅雨らしい雨な一日でした☔️
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明日は礼拝の日、神さまの恵みに期待です!
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paula-of-christ · 31 minutes ago
Can you please explain what it feels like to go to Adoration?
There are so many but I will try to explain in an allegory! I'm not the best writer so if you need clarification please send in another ask!
There's no feeling in the world like it, but I think it's comparable to seeing the person you are going to marry at the end of the isle. To see the love of your life standing there, begging you to come to Him, to love only Him. It is a quiet kind of excitement though, not like a wedding where there are nerves and anxiety.
The quiet pulse of the Living God matching the waves of my breath. In hiddenness revealing His infinite Love, a persistent "Come to me" spoken to the darkest and furthest places of my heart.
I leave my heart before the Blessed Sacrament every time I leave, and upon returning it is as though I am picking it back up to praise the Lord in what I've done that day. It is the feeling of being complete and whole, no matter what I've done that day, or whether I've failed, but I go to my Beloved, and there is an endless treasury of affection.
And it is endless peace. The knowledge of being loved, combined with the feeling of being truly loved. The security of being loved and knowing you're loved, it quiets the spirit, there is no anxiety that can permeate through you when you can feel how loved you are, because the opinion of the world melts away.
There is also discontent in anything that is not from God. It is unsettling and you naturally start to reject it. If for example you are not called to religious life or the priesthood, there is peace in knowing you will one day be married, even if you aren't in a relationship. Vice versa, it is unsettling to have the affections of a man, even if that man is perfectly attractive and he would make a good husband, there is only contentedness, only peace, in the knowledge that one day I will be a nun. I can hope for with what community but, for now, knowing that I will spend my life in worship to Him and service to His Church is enough.
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wisdomrays · 35 minutes ago
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TAFAKKUR: Part 379
THE QUR'AN AND ESTABLISHED SCIENTIFIC FACTS: Part 4
CONFLICT BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE?
Seeing religion and science or scientific studies as two conflicting disciplines is a product of the Western attitude towards religion and science. In order to understand the background of the historical conflicts between science and Christianity in the West, we should first discuss the main reasons why sciences have developed in the West in recent centuries.
Christianity and changing Western way of thinking
When, after years of struggle and the lives of thousands of martyrs, Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire, it found itself in a climate where epicurean and naturalistic attitudes prevailed and human knowledge was sanctified.
The teaching of Jesus, which would later to be called Christianity, won the victory in its struggle with the Roman Empire but unfortunately at the expense of losing its original identity and purity. Besides, deviating from being a middle way as a God-revealed religion, theoretically, it restricted itself to love and condemned nature as a veil separating man from God. Also, influenced by Near Eastern religions like Mithraism and Manichaeism, it turned to be a completely mystical religion. However, the earth or nature is seen in Islam and, of course, in God-revealed religions, as a realm where God’s Most Beautiful Names are manifested, a realm on which minds should reflect in order to reach God Almighty, and which is itself a reflection of Paradise.
Certainly, it was the Church which, having announced itself as the body of Christ enjoying his authority, shaped Christianity in the mould explained above and later campaigned to seize, besides its spiritual, the worldly power also. In the centuries during which the West was under the dominion of the Church, a magnificent civilization flourished in the Muslim East. As a result of the West’s contact with this civilization through the Crusades and by way of Andalusia, the West had also the opportunity to learn about antiquity. Greek philosophy, especially Aristotelianism, Roman naturalism and also Greek epicurism and hedonism found their way to the Western thinking. When this Western awakening to antiquity through the translations from Arabic and by way of the Muslim centers of learning in Andalusia and Sicily, was united with Western envy of the prosperity of the Muslim East, the ground was prepared for the Renaissance.
Western ways of thinking changed greatly. The ‘iron wall’ between Western attitude and Islam which the Church had built up over centuries, caused this change to evolve against religion. Having teared that it would lose its worldly power, the Church severely resisted this change. The corrupted Bible was no longer able to answer the questions that arose in inquiring minds about creation and the order of the universe. The Old Testament had been lost long centuries before during the Assyrian invasion of Jerusalem. The texts to hand were written down by Jewish scholars, who certainly had in mind the problems of the Jewish community at that time. None of the Gospels, which had been chosen out of hundreds and accepted as canonical, was the original one which God sent to Jesus, upon him be peace. Besides, none of them was written by the apostles or disciples of Jesus. So, the symbolical language of Divine Scriptures-symbolical because they addressed every level of understanding at all times and in all places-was lost. As a result, for example, in the description of creation, the Old Testament mentions seven days like the days of the world. It says: ‘And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day.’ Whereas, the conception of a day of morning and evening belongs to us, who live on earth. The Qur’an also mentions days and that God created the universe in six days. But it never mentions mornings and evenings and presents ‘day’ as a relative period whose measure is not known to us. For example, in the verses: The angels and spirit ascend to Him in a day whereof the span is fifty thousand years (70.4), and They will bid you hasten on the Doom, and God fails not His promise, but a Day with God is a thousand years of what you reckon (22.47), and He directs the affair from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascends unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of what you reckon (32.5).
The failure of Christianity and the Bible to answer the questions put by inquiring Western minds caused the direction of scientific developments to be opposed to religion. However, the great scientists such as Galileo or Bacon and others were not irreligious at all. They favoured a new interpretation of the Bible. Certain scientists and theologians tried to do that. For example, Roger Bacon was in favour of experimental methods in scientific investigations but he also defended the notion that one could attain knowledge of heavenly things through spiritual experience. Thomas Acquinas, whom some introduce as the Christian counterpart of Imam Ghazzali of the Muslim East, tried to reconcile Christianity with Aristotelianism. Another theologian. Nicolas de Cusa, opposed the astronomy of Ptolemy but emphasized the profound meaning of the limitless universe whose center is everywhere and peripheries nowhere. Nevertheless, the efforts of such theologians and scientists to reconcile Christianity with science were not enough to prevent science finally breaking with religion. This was partly due to the severe opposition of the Church to scientific developments for fear of losing its power, and partly because of the Western awakening to a material life.
Truly, as Professor Tawney says, quoted by Small is Beautiful by Schumacher, in the medieval period, people usually aimed at eternal happiness in economic activities and enterprises. They feared economic motives that appeared in the form of strong desires. A man had the right to gain enough money to lead a life according to his social status but to try to gain more meant greed for money and was a grave sin. Wealth and property had to be obtained through lawful ways and circulate among as many people as possible. However, the Renaissance changed social or even moral standards prevalent in the Middle Ages, or, we might say, changes in those standards gave birth to the Renaissance. Even a superficial glance at the arts of the period suffices to reveal this fundamental change from the moral and spiritual to the material. For example, sculpture-in the view of Sokorin, the product of the desire to escape death and the mental ‘diesase’ of representing mortals in the shape of young, immortal deities-used the female body to model passionate desires and pleasures, deceit, sexuality and physical beauty. In Renaissance art, Virgin Mary was no longer an image of modesty and chastity, inspiring respect and compassion; instead, she began to be painted as a woman with physical charms. The David of Michelangelo is a powerful, muscular youth, an image representing bodily perfection.
The man of the Renaissance desired to be like Odysseus, well-built, comely, intelligent, powerful and skilful in oratory. He was convinced that to become like Odysseus was possible through knowledge. Nevertheless, as will be seen in the following verses, ‘God’ of the Bible was jealous of man and had forbidden him to eat of the fruit of knowledge:
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.
And the Lord God said, “(by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), the man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever.” So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
These verses of the Bible which would certainly be antipathetic to the feelings of a typical man of the Renaissance and remind him of the Greek deities who forbade man the sacred fire. Therefore, what fired the imagination of the Renaissance man was to become a Prometheus, who rebelled against the gods and stole the sacred fire from them. This change of attitude towards religion and life is one of the foremost points to emphasize if we are to understand the conflict between science and religion in the West.
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traumacatholic · 47 minutes ago
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I have a trial shift for a job tomorrow, and next Saturday I’m seeing a psychiatrist to try and get access to medication / treatment. If you could please pray that I’m able to get a job soon, as well as to be taken seriously at my appointment and to get the help I need I would really appreciate it. 
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eckarific · an hour ago
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God hears us and answers in his own way. What I'm about to drop is something I regret.
I miss singing. I miss singing in church, jamming with my uncles and a band, videoke, random covers.
I remember back then, I'm used to people pursuing me to sing even just one song just to hear my voice. Not to brag, but realizing it, damn, I do have a one of a kind voice (LoL). I remember those days in school where my teachers would convince me to sing in front of class, flag ceremony, on a program, on chapel hour. I'm just so shy that I always end up turning it down or not appearing when the day come.
My relatives as well would cheer and ask me to sing, a solo or a duet with my uncles and cousins.
Damn. I was so shy. During that time, I hate the fact that these people always urge me to sing. So, I ended up damaging my voice. I used to drink cold water after singing, eating what's not allowed, and hoped to God that I shouldn't have had my voice.
God heard, and God answered. He gave me a hypothyroidism on the age of 15. I got operated at the age of 16. The operation damaged my voice box that my voice got husky until now. And that I find it hard now to speak louder and faster for I lose air and my voice would crack and get hoarse.
If only I could turn back time so that I wouldn't have to hope for what I had hoped for, and to bring my voice to the way it was, then I could sing again.
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mysimplejoylife · an hour ago
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musingsfromanidlemind · an hour ago
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What if
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:12, 15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “For as by one man’s disobedience many were…
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zetasattic · an hour ago
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Day 170 of 365-Saturday-Monsters In The Closet
Day 170 of 365-Saturday-Monsters In The Closet
Sometimes the scariest of things can happen in the bright light of day. Sometimes the scariest place we can find ourselves is in our own minds. Sometimes zombies would pale in comparison to the dangers we face just living day to day. Sometimes its not the monster under the bed or in the closet it’s the one in our head planting seeds of thorny weeds to creep in and cut off the life to the fruitful…
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hatrackley · an hour ago
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Do Not Fear - The Quiz
Do Not Fear – The Quiz
Where now is the lions’ den,    the place where they fed their young,where the lion and lioness went,    and the cubs, with nothing to fear? Nahum 2:11 “Great and marvelous are your deeds,    Lord God Almighty.Just and true are your ways,    King of the nations.Who will not fear you, Lord,    and bring glory to your name?For you alone are holy.All nations will come    and worship before you,for…
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sahihmuslim · an hour ago
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Sahih Muslim, The Book of Fasting, Book 13, Hadith 116
Jabir b. 'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with both of them) reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) went out to Mecca in Ramadan in the year of Victory, and he and the people fasted till he came to Kura' al-Ghamim and the people also fasted. He then called for a cup of water which he raised till the people saw it, and then he drank. He was told afterwards that some people had continued to fast, and he said:
These people are the disobedient ones; these are the disobedient ones.
Sahih Muslim, The Book of Fasting, Book 13, Hadith 116
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Unity uttermost showed,
I adore the might of thy breath,
Supreme and terrible God,
Who makest the gods and death,
To tremble before thee,
I, I adore thee.
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