CrossTalk: Godless Faith
Published on Mar 4, 2013
While atheism is the rejection of faith and religion, in many ways itself has become a new religion. Is the popularity of atheism in the west the result of Christianity’s shortcomings? And is there anything wrong with taking the basic concepts of religion and secularizing them? CrossTalking with Laurence Tisdall, Jason Torpy and Rob Taub.
Beltane 2013: The Great Poetry of Flesh
A Beltane bonfire on Calton Hill in Edinburgh
|Also called||(Lá) Bealtaine (Irish)
(Là) Bealltainn (Scottish Gaelic)
(Laa) Boaltinn/Boaldyn (Manx)
|Observed by||Historically: Gaels
Today: Irish people, Scottish people, Manx people, Celtic neopagans and Wiccans
Pagan (Celtic polytheism, Celtic Neopaganism, Wicca)
|Significance||beginning of summer|
|Date||Sunset 30 April – sunset 1 May (N. Hemisphere)
Sunset 31 October – sunset 1 November (S. Hemisphere)
|Celebrations||lighting bonfires, decorating homes with May flowers, making ‘May Bushes’, visiting holy wells, feasting|
|Related to||May Day, Calan Mai, Walpurgis Night|
Beltane or Beltain (pron.: /ˈbɛlteɪn/) (also Beltine or Beltaine) is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 30 April–1 May, or halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It was observed in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Irish it is Bealtaine ([ˈbʲal̪ˠt̪ˠənʲə]), in Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn ([ˈpjaul̪ˠt̪ˠɪɲ]) and in Manx Gaelic Boaltinn or Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals; along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasadh.
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES THAT GOD IS “AGAINST” SUCH IDOLATRY!
CALM DEBATE BETWEEN CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM
Best Christian Muslim Debate ever !!!
- Proverbs 1:8
[ Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom ] [ Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men ] Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
- Proverbs 9:1
[ Invitations of Wisdom and Folly ] Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.
- Isaiah 55:1
[ Invitation to the Thirsty ] “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
- Revelation 22:12
[ Epilogue: Invitation and Warning ] “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.
PRAYER: FATHER, TO YOUR GLORY USE THESE BLOGS TO BRING OTHERS TO JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOR. AMEN