The Bible is a very fascinating book, and worth reading and studying.
But a religion based on the Bible will always be bullshit.
The interpretation cannot be final.
It is a story of past, present, and future, to be decoded as time goes.
If we want to truly understand it we need open and flexible minds, always ready for reconsideration and reinterpretation.
When God comes back ::: "Did you shit on the polar bears!?" ::: rofl
Religion : "Holy" shit
For 6 months or so I have been having bible studies with members of the local Tucson Worldwide Missions Society Church of God.
There are some very sweet people in that church, I enjoyed getting to know them (Johnathan and Denise especially - awesome people).
I am relatively new to studying the Bible (maybe 2 years?), so I was very open to hear what their understanding of the Holy Book was: especially considering they believe themselves to be in the "one true church" through which salvation can be had.
The story is cleverly written, but something in me screams "OH HELL NO!" when it comes to worshipping a human woman as God, which when you get past the baby food to the "steak" is what's happening in there.
Me: .... "Uhm - that's a human woman, and you believe she's God?"...
Church: "Yes, because Revelation 22:17, Revelation 21:9-10, Galatians 4:26, Revelation 19:7, Zecheriah 14:8, and Ezekiel 47:1" and "ahnsanghong was the second coming christ who she is married to"......
Me: ....."I don't understand"....
I am actually quite disturbed since finding this out.
This is "idol worship".
The Biblical God hates idol worship.. yet this church is using (strange interpretations of) Biblical scriptures to support it.
I wish everyone in the world would READ THE BIBLE for yourself.. just give it an honest read, one time, cover to cover. Even if you are not sure what to believe about it. It is such a hugely influential book in this world, it deserves atleast that much from everyone. I have become rather fond of YHVH the biblical God: and his Christ as the promise to the ending of evil, and an establishment of peace on earth "with a rod of iron". If you are baffled how humans will ever get things straightened out before we annhialate all life on earth, Yashua ('jesus') is the answer. I know it sounds so silly " just believe in jesus ".. like some superstitious magical thinking .. it's not really like that though. The book simply proves that there is a true god-sent "messiah", and he is really is coming back to purify the world of all evil: psychopaths beware.
Info Sheet: World Mission Society Church Of God; AhnSahnHong; Zahng Gil Jah
perhaps not as loudly as words
but with much more substance
I highly recommend listening to it
A "wicking pot" is a planter which has a water reservoir in the bottom ::: the reservoir holds water which is wicked up into the soil as needed. This allows less frequent watering, and keeps the soil perfectly moist.
Some of the juice and milk at the grocery store these days comes in some nicely shaped bottles. Here is how I upcycled one into a wicking pot to grow some herbs and flowers in:
First, I cut off the top of the container. I drew a line with a sharpie, level with the top of the "nutrition" information box. Then I carefully cut around the line with a craft knife (aka x-acto blade).
Then, using the craft knife, I bored 3 holes about an inch or so from the bottom of the container. These are for excess water to escape when the reservoir is full.
I filled the bottom of the container with small gravel (sand would also work) up to the holes. This is the water reservoir - when the plants are watered, water is stored down here, and gradually wicks up into the soil. This way the soil stays moist without being overly wet, and watering can be done less often.
Next I traced the bottom of the container onto an old t-shirt. Then I cut out the circle about 1/2 inch larger. I placed this circle of fabric on top of the gravel, tucking the edges against the sides of the container. The purpose of the fabric is to prevent soil from getting into the water reservoir.
I filled the container with soil, leaving a little bit of space at the top. Then I planted some seeds - I chose purple basil, english thyme, sage, and calendulas. (I know that's a lot for such a small container, but we'll see how it works out).
I added water until the reservoir was full, placed the container in a bright window, and waited for the seeds to sprout.
The outside of the pot could be painted - though I would leave the reservoir clear so the water level could be seen. These would make awesome gifts <3