Mystery is an important element that can’t be neglected in most religions. Accordingly pursuit of mystery is a natural phenomenon.
When you make an eye where an eye should be,
and a hand where a hand should be,
and a foot where a foot should be,
then you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Apocalyptic Christianity amounts to a deep, religious longing for global annihilation, that many evangelicals equate with nuclear war. That would be dandy if they didn't have their fingers directly or indirectly on "The Button."
Is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, for every species on every world, Jesus of Nazareth, whose redemptive actions occurred only once, on Earth alone? Must every species but ours rely upon an alien savior, in events that happened on an alien world, to be saved?
When a man has lived a good life, the astral corpse evaporates like a pure incense mounting towards the higher regions; but if the man has lived in crime, his astral corpse seeks still the objects of its passions and yearns to resume the earthly life. This is affirmed by the ancient classics, and is sound common sense.
Feed the hungry.—Clothe the naked.—Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.—Bury the dead.—Console the sorrowing.
Keep death daily before your eyes.
Wine is by no means a drink for monks, yet, the monks in our day cannot be convinced of this …