This article is intended for those who read the basic works on my Judeo-Buddhist philosophy, but not my work Deep In the Ocean Is a Hidden Treasure (Manderscheid 2023). I hope that this summary helps to give an overview about the very key points of my latest thoughts. Now what can we say to thoseContinue reading “Summary of some key points from my advanced thoughts within my Judeo-Buddhist philosophy in a few bullet points”
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A personal relationship with God is more important than being member of any denomination
A woman told on the channel of “Back to Jerusalem”: “To young people, I think it’s so easy in our society to focus on yourself, you know, it’s so easy to try and make your life what you think it should be, and especially if you know Jesus it has to be bigger than ourselvesContinue reading “A personal relationship with God is more important than being member of any denomination”
Leftist parties as a balance between church-state relations?
In my last article, I pointed out the positive effects which religion can have on politics. In this article, I want to point to the disadvantages and the limits. At first, “it is dangerous for the trust of a society if a religion tries to get benefits within the state” [Timo Schmitz: The role ofContinue reading “Leftist parties as a balance between church-state relations?”
Religious conservatism as a chance or constraint for progress?
In a secularized world, religion is often negatively connoted and liberal forces tend to see religion as a boundary for a liberal world. One argument which is often brought forth is the alleged radicalism of believers and the normative character of churches which is said no to be according to our times anymore. As such,Continue reading “Religious conservatism as a chance or constraint for progress?”
Religion is not finalized but a dynamic process of evolving and reshaping thoughts
It is not uncommon that people in East Asia believe in several teachings, so a single believer might be polyreligious to a certain degree: For instance, one can adopt elements of the Buddhist and the Daoist teaching at the same time. When asking where we are from, one can put the Dao into the foreground,Continue reading “Religion is not finalized but a dynamic process of evolving and reshaping thoughts”
On Genesis 1:2
The Creation of the world was a complex issue. While we learn in Genesis 1:1 the simple information that God created the Heavens and the Earth – many Heavens, but only one Eart, the following verses continue solely to speak of the Earth. The Earth “must have been in a state of chaos as itContinue reading “On Genesis 1:2”
Christianity in China among Han-Chinese and ethnic minorities
The official religion of the People’s Republic of China is state atheism, based on scientific Marxism. Nonetheless, religion as a private matter can be professed and there are plenty of religions, both native and foreign. Native religions include Confucianism, Daoism, Luoism, Sanyiism, Zailiism, Yiguandao, and Tiandiism. Local Han-Chinese folk religions and folk religions of ethnicContinue reading “Christianity in China among Han-Chinese and ethnic minorities”
Is Christianity in North Korea illegal?
When talking about Christianity in a context of North Korea, Western sources always point out that Christians are generally persecuted and that there is no actual church. That the latter is wrong was pointed out by me in previous articles, but nonetheless, religious persecution including the persecution of Christians is a real and serious issue.Continue reading “Is Christianity in North Korea illegal?”
The North Korean version of Chondoism: Is man a God?
“The key doctrine of Tonghak is that man is God. Choe Je U advocated that man is the most intelligent of all things in the universe and therefore there is no need for him to have a god above him; man himself and his mind are the very god and the will of the god.”Continue reading “The North Korean version of Chondoism: Is man a God?”
Enlightenment and the Kingdom of God
“The kingdom of God comes not with outward show. It comes through the gentleness of the inspiration of His word, through the inward working of His Spirit, the fellowship of the soul with Him who is its life. […] He does not approve of any self-satisfied endeavor to display superior goodness. He desires that theirContinue reading “Enlightenment and the Kingdom of God”