Category: religion

Religion, philosophy: Jesus’s view of the death penalty

Self-tutoring about the Bible: the tutor observes a trend in philosophy about the death penalty. Pope Francis has attracted attention lately for his rejection of the death penalty. My understanding is that Francis himself takes this view in opposition to

What is Baal worship?

Self-tutoring about religious history: the tutor examines the premise of Baal worship, which is forbidden by the Old Testament. A Baal is a local deity that some people of the Middle East, in antiquity, would worship. By one of the

What is the Torah?

Self-tutoring about religion: the tutor looks at the definition of Torah. Torah (noun): 1. the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. 2. all the books of the Old Testament (from a Christian point of

Is hoping insane?

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor shares a story. Earlier this summer, I transplanted a rose bush from a shady spot to one in full sun. In the shade it had done okay, but had gone overlooked for years. I decided

English, religion: what is an avatar?

Self-tutoring: the tutor finds the definition of avatar. avatar: representation, on Earth, of a god or goddess, in human or animal form. Source: Gilmour, Lorna. Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006. Jack of Oracle Tutoring by

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Philosophy, Religion: how to achieve a perfect life

For me, religion involves constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares an observation from Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krishna Movement. At this festive time, people are striving to keep their relationships strong. During the year’s darkest days,

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Lifestyle: Christmas spirit: decorating wild trees

Even the Christmas spirit can involve self-tutoring. The tutor shares a trend he appreciates. I recall seeing, along the Inland Island Highway, trees hung with Christmas ornaments. The trees seemed “in the middle of nowhere”, yet someone had adorned them

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English, religion: what is pantheism?

Tutoring English, you might research diverse topics. The tutor shares some findings about pantheism. Pantheism: (1) The world view that identifies God as the laws of nature. (2) The belief that God is, in fact, the Cosmos. Most nature-centred religions

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Religion: What is the definition of religion?

My quest for definitions means continual self-tutoring. The tutor discusses the definition of religion. religion: system of belief in and worship of a supernatural power or god.1 Over the past year I’ve been party to several discussions about belief in

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Tree identification: black hawthorn

The tutor comments on a tree he found back in July. Browsing through my field guide in early summer, I chanced upon the page about the black hawthorn. Years earlier I’d heard about the hawthorn tree and its potential religious

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