Today's Daily Devotional

Is there a god? What is the meaning of life?
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strwbrrydvl wrote:
MechanicMan wrote:Imagine that, a religious person posting religious material on a religion forum.... crazy

If you hate religion so much dont read the religion forum. If I am breaking some unwritten rule of this forum I am sure I will hear from a Moderator


How about placing original thought on the board instead of all the copy-paste you have done since you've started posting? Or at least quote the excerpt or article and add a comment of your very own.. What are you attempting by starting this thread: an incurring conversation in regards to that particular 'daily devotional' or is this thread intended as a place for you to paste Christian articles/sermons that you enjoy to share with others. Which ever it is you'll need to let us know.. Thanks.



In the 25 or so posts I have made, I have included quotes or scripture versus, alongside my own comments. My own comments being more than the rest. But judging from your comments I wouldnt have expected you to have actually read anything I have posted.

And to answer your question, what I intended to do by posting the devotional was to simply share a religious writing of the great london preacher Charles Spurgeon as is done on a daily basis on "religious" forums the world over. This forum claims it is non-denominational and that all are welcome. Again, if this is against some rule, I will surely hear from a moderator. :)


Have a wonderful evening, and God Bless!
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Not that I'm Buddhist or anything but it fits under the topic heading...

Daily Affirmation Prayer

Entrusting in the Primal Vow of Buddha,
Calling out the Buddha-name,
I shall pass through the journey of life with strength and joy.

Revering the Light of Buddha,
Reflecting upon my imperfect self,
I shall proceed to live a life of gratitude.

Following the Teachings of Buddha,
Listening to the Right Path,
I shall share the True Dharma with all.

Rejoicing in the compassion of Buddha,
Respecting and aiding all sentient beings,
I shall work towards the welfare of society and the world.

Namu Amida Buddha.

http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/buddhistprayer/id4.html
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coffeeFreak wrote:Not that I'm Buddhist or anything but it fits under the topic heading...

Daily Affirmation Prayer

Entrusting in the Primal Vow of Buddha,
Calling out the Buddha-name,
I shall pass through the journey of life with strength and joy.

Revering the Light of Buddha,
Reflecting upon my imperfect self,
I shall proceed to live a life of gratitude.

Following the Teachings of Buddha,
Listening to the Right Path,
I shall share the True Dharma with all.

See, and that sounds very Christian to me. And it's much more Christian than most Christians would admit. Maybe because it is much more ancient than Christianity can ever be, considering it's actually quite a new religion according to historical standards. It also lends creedance to the idea, argued by many, that Christ actually may have been influenced by Bhuddist ideas in his early years and OMIGOD, preached it. And not only preached it, gained followers.

Just a thought.
Rejoicing in the compassion of Buddha,
Respecting and aiding all sentient beings,
I shall work towards the welfare of society and the world.

Namu Amida Buddha.

http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/buddhistprayer/id4.html


See, this sounds very Christian to me. It makes me believe that those who believe Christ was influenced by Buddha in his early years have credibility. And since Buddhism is more ancient than Christianity ever will be, given that Christianity is quite young in the history of the World, is it possible that Jesus Christ, the Jewish REBEL, was actually preaching Buddhist ideas? And got repackaged as Christian ideas?
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I'm not a pagan either but this one should be added to the collection...

Pagan Prayer
May my heart be gentle
my mind still and open
my spirit unshackled
my awareness keen
my conscience clear
my nature giving

May I be a healing energy
may I be of benefit to all
may my life enrich others
may I know what matters
and live in harmony with Nature
~ Abby Willowroot © 2008

http://www.spiralgoddess.com/Homage.html
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Okay....I'll play....


January 26th Next Day

THE WEAPON OF THE WORD
Luke 4:4, "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
MT. 4:1-11; MK. 1:12-13; LK. 4:1-13

Jesus answered every temptation with, "It is written." The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17). It is the only offensive spiritual weapon that we have.

Since Jesus was the Word of God (Jn. 1:1), anything he would have spoken would have been the Word. He could have said "scat" and the devil would have had to go, yet He quoted the written Word of God three times.
Andrew Wommack(AWM)
This gives us great assurance that the written Word of God is sufficient for us. Jesus, in the face of the greatest temptations that Satan had to offer, did not need to say anything that was not already recorded in scripture.

It is likely that when Jesus returns to this earth and destroys His enemies, He will just speak the Word that has already been given in scripture. No wonder Satan tries to keep us from studying and knowing God's Word. Even our good works will hurt us if they keep us from really knowing the scriptures.

God has given us this mighty weapon of His Word! When we speak the Word in faith, hell shakes. Satan and his minions have already experienced what the Word can do. They know its power. We need to know it, too.
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Our Pasta, who "Arghh" in the colander, Swallowed be thy sauce.
Thy serving come, Thy strands be wrung, On forks as they are on spoons.
Give us this day our garlic bread, And forgive us our starchiness, As we swashbuckle, splice the main-brace and cuss, And lead us not into Kraft parmessan, But deliver us from Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, For thine are Meatballs, and the beer, and the strippers, for ever and ever.
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I guess I'm pushing my point a bit far here, but the fact of the matter is, Christianity is not the only form of belief in the world and to assume daily devotion means Christian (OP) is erroneous...just sayin...

Atheist's Prayer

Let us take responsibility for our own actions, inactions, strengths and frailties and not project them onto ghosts, spirits, stars, portents and gods unseen.

Let us have the courage to accept that one person's faith is another person's bloody-minded pig-headed refusal to accept the obvious.

Let us have the courage to accept that the person at the front of all crowds, including this one, doesn't know all the answers.

Let us have the wisdom to accept that if our ancestors had fared differently in wars our communities would be holding different absurdities up as sacred truths, and the willingness to accept those absurdities would be seen as the badge of social trustworthiness or even the right to be allowed to draw breath.

Let us accept that the difference between a prophet and a madman is not what they say but whether the crowd accepts the story and tells their children to believe it.

Let us have the courage to accept that wanting to believe in something with every fibre of our being does not and cannot make it true. http://mwillett.org/atheism/atheist-prayer.htm
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So make a non Christian devotional thread...as I have read on many other threads...the OP determines the content of the thread...he happens to be Christian. I can't imagine he would post any other way...
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Meema wrote:So make a non Christian devotional thread...as I have read on many other threads...the OP determines the content of the thread...he happens to be Christian. I can't imagine he would post any other way...


There is nothing in the title of the thread which specifies any specific religion.
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Says "today's daily devotional"

not " todays "christian" daily devotional"

looks like the thread is pretty open to interpretation - and i am suddenly inspired! (to make pasta and sauce....mmmmmm)
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You make my point perfectly Meema...You too assume that because it is titled "Todays Daily Devotional" and that the OP is a Christian that that is what it must be...

I realize I am getting petty here, just blame it on my undealt with issues towards the Christian religion. Coexisting with other belief systems on the same level tends not to be a Christian trait. I challenge the Christians to "coexist" in this thread...if nothing else you will have lots to pray for.
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OP is a Christian...so therefore it makes sense that he would post a Christian devotional...if you come on to the thread and don't like it because it is Christian...leave....pretty simple. With all the hoopla I thought the OP might have said no one but Christians can post on this thread...but I couldn't find that in his post. :smt102
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coffeeFreak wrote:You make my point perfectly Meema...You too assume that because it is titled "Todays Daily Devotional" and that the OP is a Christian that that is what it must be...

I realize I am getting petty here, just blame it on my undealt with issues towards the Christian religion. Coexisting with other belief systems on the same level tends not to be a Christian trait. I challenge the Christians to "coexist" in this thread...if nothing else you will have lots to pray for.



Now who is assuming! You know nothing about me. You assume that because I am a Christian that I am like alllllllllllllllllllllll the others you have issues with.
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Meema wrote:
coffeeFreak wrote:You make my point perfectly Meema...You too assume that because it is titled "Todays Daily Devotional" and that the OP is a Christian that that is what it must be...

I realize I am getting petty here, just blame it on my undealt with issues towards the Christian religion. Coexisting with other belief systems on the same level tends not to be a Christian trait. I challenge the Christians to "coexist" in this thread...if nothing else you will have lots to pray for.



Now who is assuming! You know nothing about me. You assume that because I am a Christian that I am like alllllllllllllllllllllll the others you have issues with.


Your right Meema, I apologize if you felt my other comment was directed at you...the top part of my comment is the only part where I talked about an assumption...the bottom was a general comment and I can see how you might feel I included you in it...sorry.

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