Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

There are many unanswered questions about Jesus the central figure of Christianity, many of which undermine the teachings of the bible and in times gone by would hold extreme consequences should they be openly investigated. This film probes into the life of Jesus and asks many of these questions including- Was Jesus really a Buddhist… Continue lendo Jesus was a Buddhist monk | BBC documentary

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Indigenous Tribes Push Back Against Evangelical Missionaries | Vice News

For decades, evangelical missionaries have come to Brazil's Amazon in search of new Christians - but indigenous tribes are fighting back. VICE News went to the border of the Javari Valley to find out why it's so hard to keep missionaries out - and why some tribes want them back in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6LPl2pFoeU If you try… Continue lendo Indigenous Tribes Push Back Against Evangelical Missionaries | Vice News

“The Age of Interpretation” – Gianni VATTIMO

The philosophical truth of hermeneutics, namely its claim to be a more “valid” thought than other philosophies—for example, to be a more “truthful” philosophy than neo-empiricism or historical materialism, et cetera— evidently cannot be maintained on the basis of a description of what, according to it, the state of affairs really is. That, as Nietzsche writes,… Continue lendo “The Age of Interpretation” – Gianni VATTIMO

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (Christian Nationalism Documentary) | Real Stories

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant ministers, congregations, and community leaders are challenging deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine in favor of a Gospel of Inclusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ePCiUgD0Y Labeled as “heretics” for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as… Continue lendo American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (Christian Nationalism Documentary) | Real Stories

Why Brazil’s Megachurches Love Bolsonaro | Al Jazeera

Brazil is about to go to the polls, where current right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will face off leftist and former union leader Lula — but what role will evangelicals play in this presidential election? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1MmnPvlI8 Like in the United States, evangelical churches and their pastors have become powerhouses in Brazil, with the vast majority of… Continue lendo Why Brazil’s Megachurches Love Bolsonaro | Al Jazeera

“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

Africa in the Bible: The Myth of a Cursed Race | A Day of Discovery Legacy Series

For centuries, an ancient curse was used to support the terrible evils of slavery. It’s a curse that appears in one isolated verse in the Bible. Even today, this misunderstood curse still lingers with us as a legacy of shame. Fortunately, through tracing history and honest examination, researchers have exposed the lie of a cursed… Continue lendo Africa in the Bible: The Myth of a Cursed Race | A Day of Discovery Legacy Series

Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

For many critics, the arch-conservative Catholic community Opus Dei is a diabolical sect. However, Opus Dei (which translates to "Work of God”) sees itself in a very positive light. Even today, it’s very difficult to look into the inner world of the sect. That's because its 90,000 members worldwide have taken a vow of secrecy… Continue lendo Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33bTCrv-vE This documentary explores the core beliefs of America's fundamentalist Christians -- including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features… Continue lendo Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary