Sunday, August 13, 2006
Today, out of the blue, I began to wonder what different religions believe about abortion. Is it sin? Is it okay?
Myself personally, I don't believe in cutting short a forming life. I see adoption as a much better alternative, with much less risk of later mental health issues for the mother. And obviously better for the baby LOL
Anyone else have an opinion?
Posted at 09:01 pm by JanaBanana
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Someone created a website here for people to e-mail God. That seems a little wierd to me, but I understand it in a way. I have written things to God in a journal many times, when I was too upset for words.
What about you all. How do you communicate with God?
Posted at 01:56 pm by JanaBanana
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Rock Music & Religion? Opposites attract, or the great sell-out?
I read an interesting article here about a "Christian rock" concert held at a YMCA. The commented on the discrepancy between the style of music and the message it preached.
What do you all think? Is Christian rock the ultimate way to bring a timeless message to a new generation? Or is it just a sell-out, compromising the message to make it "marketable"?
Posted at 10:59 am by JanaBanana
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
What does your religion believe about the use of statues or other images in worship?
Is it manditory? Forbidden?
In your personal worship experiences, have you used any type of visual stimuli? If so, what purpose did it serve? Did it help you as you worshiped?
Categories: religion, spiritual
Posted at 10:49 am by JanaBanana
Monday, July 31, 2006
I was reading at a friend's website, and she asked what everyone believes about evolution.
So that made me wonder, what do you all think? What does your religion teach about how this world began? Do you agree with it?
Categories: religion, evolution, spiritual
Posted at 10:48 pm by JanaBanana
I decided to re-open this blog, and take it down a little different path. It's always been a place for me to post information about other people's religions, but instead I would like to make it a place where YOU all give me your opinions. Instead of posting facts, I am planning to try and ask questions. So today's question is:
What things would you like to know about other religions in general?
Posted at 09:55 pm by JanaBanana
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Currently the holidays of Hanukkah and Kwanza are being celebrated.
Here are some blogs of people celebrating Hanukkah:
Teaswap - A very neat post looking at Hanukkah celebration in a new light.
If you will it The blog of a Jew in Isreal, blogging through the days of Hanukkah.
Virtual Talmud Here three rabbis blog about all things Jewish. I really love the post from December 9, "A Hannukah Epiphany."
Can you believe I couldn't find any blogs of people celebrating Kwanza? Every link I got while searching just led me to posts on the Happy Holidays/ Merry Christmas debate. *sigh* I'll keep looking though! Let me know if you know of any neat sites.
Posted at 01:25 pm by JanaBanana
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The holiday "Las Posadas" is one I'd never heard of until recently. Las Posadas, which translates to "the inns", celebrates Joseph & Mary's search for an inn.
A census had been decreed, which meant that all citizens had to go back to the place they were born. Consequently, Mary and Joseph had to return to the town of Bethlehem, in spite of her pregnancy.
As Mary began to go into labor, Joseph became desperate to find an inn for them to sleep in. He went to inns, but was told they were full, try somewhere else. Finally, one innkeeper had compassion on them. He told them his inn was also full, but that he had a barn they could use.
Las Posadas commemorates this event. Each night of the festival, a group travels to a different pre-determined house, knocks, and asks for "posada." Piñatas, feasts, etc. go with the festival of course.
And of course, even in Blogland, Las Posadas is being celebrated.
Here are some neat blogs I've found, where Las Posadas is being celebrated:
Stained Glass Pickup
Written In Chalk
Posted at 12:15 pm by JanaBanana
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Bizare Holiday Traditions
Posted at 01:16 pm by JanaBanana
Monday, December 12, 2005
Posted at 01:14 pm by JanaBanana