faith

There are 10 comments on the Cortez Journal News story from Aug 9, 2010, titled faith. In it, Cortez Journal News reports that:

A city panel Tuesday cleared the way for the construction near ground zero of a mosque that has caused a political uproar over religious freedom and Sept.

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Since: Jan 07

Phoenix AZ

#1 Aug 9, 2010
Unless we can prove that those Moslems who want to build the mosque are extremists and a danger to others, they should be allowed to build their house of prayer.

In America, there is freedom of religion and its exercise.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#2 Aug 9, 2010
Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ~Ramona C. Carroll

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#3 Aug 9, 2010
Faith is the bird that sings
when the dawn is still dark.~Rabindranath Tagore

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#4 Aug 9, 2010
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death

Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel.

Weave in faith and God will find the thread.

Sunbeams out of the clouds
Faith out of all my doubt.
~Terri Guillemets

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#5 Aug 9, 2010
Faith is good when you help your community people.
Faith is bad when you send your daughters and sons to a far off country to destroy.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Aug 10, 2010
Okay, we can all google "corny sayings about faith" if we want to, we don't need you spamming us.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 10, 2010
If this mosque is eventually built, it will be interesting to see how long it stands.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#8 Aug 11, 2010
"The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success." — Denis Waitley
Faith will never win nor those who have won some faith

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#9 Aug 11, 2010
Here is an American who can express my views with apt words.

"For many years now, we have been witness to cultural fantasies(both of the religious and secular variety) of decline, decay, of even the end of civilization itself … that are, perhaps, a collective wish for the taut bindings that modernity places on the psyche to be loosened. The modernist towers must fall; then our insular, nature-denuded mode of mind will be pulled down from its lofty precincts into the élan vital of primal dirt … There, the sterility of the collective, corporatized mind will meet its end, and reborn passion and vital imaginings will bloom like wild flowers in a post-apocalyptic strip mall parking lot … This is what, I suspect, lies beneath our fascination with apocalyptic scenarios. In these contemporary deluge myths, the hyper-commercialized and commodified psyche, befogged by its own convoluted libido, once destroyed, is now free to start life anew.

Concurrently, in the fundamentalist Christian imagination, narratives of consumerism and End Time Mythology interweave and meld, becoming a gospel of instant gratification and imminent destruction … This is a religious cosmology resonating from a junk food paradigm: The Gospels of The Drive Thru Jesus; when The Rapture comes, our corporeal bodies will be cast aside like fast food wrappers.

But be warned, by eating of all that high caloric food, all of you Jesus-hungry Lard Asses of The Lord: If your clothes were to fall from you (as your prophecies claim) as you rise skyward, the sight of all your fat, sagging bodies, floating in air, will resemble anything but the dawning of eternal paradise — instead the event will more likely resemble an endless tape loop of a porno video for fat fetishists shot in a zero gravity chamber. The narrative of fundamentalist Christianity has become so encumbered with kitsch imagery that its followers hope for the destruction of the planet itself so that they can escape the soul-defying imprisonment of its creepy dogma.

Hence, the modernist conundrum is: how does one retain the depth and resonance of myth, without concretizing it into a pernicious, fundamentalist death cult? Judaism, Christianity, Islam — the myths of the jealous, desert god — present a problem, because they place the answer in heaven i.e., far away in a sterile paradise … The gods of the earth have been cast-out as sinful. Hence, those religions become so obsessed with a fantasy of purity that earth-dwelling and subterranean drives and desires — that were symbolized, for example, by the Greeks as the gods Hermes, Pan, and Hades — appear to Christian believers as Satanic.

In other words, Christians, Jews and Muslims, with their gaze fixed on heaven, view their earthly, human half as demonic. Moreover, by becoming split-off from their human half, followers of monotheistic belief systems are prone to suffer all the ills they attribute to the devil. Satan does have a “wide stance” after all..
http://philrockstroh.com/2010/08/04/hanging-a...

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#10 Aug 11, 2010
The inspiration of the Bible depends upon
the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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