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Am I Damned?: Part 2
CAVEAT: It is impossible to answer a "theological" question simply and correctly at the same time. The reason for this is the fact that the theological arena involves reality not only beyond our capacity to adequately express, but even beyond that,...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Kenaz/Kaunaz
This month's rune, Kenaz, is the sixth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. Thus, we are now one-quarter of the way through our journey into the runes! The phonetic value of Kenaz is the hard "k" sound. One basic meaning of "Kenaz"...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Wunjo
Our rune for this month is known in reconstructed Common Germanic as *Wunjo, and is used for the sound represented by the English letter W. After the Anglo-Saxons began to write with a modified form of Roman Script (the letters being used to write this...
Divination >> Rune Stones
People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Buddha
Buddha, the enlightened one, is primarily referred to Siddhartha Sakyamuni Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism. He was a prince of a small kingdom in Kalinga (now Orissa), Northern India.
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic

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Kristoff ready to face down all comers in Spring Classics
The asceticism and taste for suffering squares well with his reputation for being a rider who has worked steadily towards the top of the tree. In public, Kristoff is the model modern pro: modest, sanguine, positive and focused.
British Yogi on a Hiatus From Teaching
During his decades-long association with ascetics and yogis, Mallinson realised that one aspect of ascetic practice represented in Sanskrit texts is yoga.
Opinion: How to give Trump the boot: Create a bipartisan ticket that unites
It was the beginning of a transition from economic asceticism to unabashed consumerism, which eventually inspired a full transition from socialism to capitalism. Sharon's successors shielded Israel from the 2008 meltdown's heat. Their combination of ...
Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora are Disgruntled and Disappointed about the
In less than six months in office, Magufuli has continued to burnish his no-nonsense reputation for asceticism and getting things done. He organized a cleaning exercise that swept the streets of State House to Independence Avenue. He cancelled the ...
Rich climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio has a fancy gas-guzzling yacht, and
They are not advocating sacrifice or asceticism; they don't believe it would do any good. They believe people will take advantage of the options available to them until some combination of regulation and innovation makes cleaner options available.

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