Jesus did healings using Cannabis oil?

There’s an interesting thought!  I don’t know how well these claims are backed up, but if this is true it would definitely help to explain some of Jesus’ miracles!

Here’s a web page that goes into it a little more:
https://herb.co/marijuana/news/jesus-medical-marijuana-cannabis

And some more from The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/jan/06/science.religion

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Searching for Understanding (a black cat in a dark room)

This image was shared by Exploding Kittens today, Friday the 13th.  I thought it was pretty clever!

blackcat

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Biggest positives of leaving religious fundamentalism

Alright, I had my April Fool’s Day fun.  Now here’s something real!

I came across this on Twitter where a musician I follow, Meaghan Smith (@MeaghanSmith), listed off some great positives about leaving religious fundamentalism in response to an Easter tweet from John Dehlin (@JohnDehlin), a Psychology Ph.D..

Meaghan Smith’s responses:
 
1.  REGAINING MY BODY BACK. We are constantly being told our bodies are on loan. As a female this has been especially wonderful to NOT believe anymore. I am mine.
 
2.  Letting others be themselves without thinking that I need to help them convert. Honestly, it’s so nice to just be myself and let everyone else be themselves too.
 
3.  Reclaiming my sexuality. No one deserves a spot in this area in my life but me. No bishop. No stake president. No ex. Not even my husband. Again, I am mine.
 
4.  Listening to myself!! This is one of the biggest positives. Turns out I know what’s best for me (over the opinions of a bunch of elderly white men).
 
5.  Having Sundays back. Making my own choices about where to donate my money. Relaxing about death. Embracing imperfection. I could go on… This is a great question! There re so many wonderful things about leaving.

6.  Not wrestling myself for answers. Just letting myself know or not know/believe or not believe whatever I want. Feels so great!

7.  Loving myself just as I am actually enables me to become a better person as opposed to trying to shame myself into change.

8.  So many!! No longer believing that my issues are ‘sins’ and actually dealing with them as opposed to trying to ‘pray’ myself better.

Some very thoughtful insight!

If you have a moment, I suggest you check out Meaghan’s music too.  It’s easy on the ears and she writes some great songs!
meaghansmith.com

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My walk with Jesus begins!

If you missed my last post, I have decided to move on from updating this blog and am starting a new one documenting my first steps into truly following Jesus.

I have now started that blog, but I encourage you to read my announcement before you go there.  I added the link at the bottom of the blog post.

Thank you and God bless.

Previous blog post: I have some sad / happy news to share

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I have some sad / happy news to share

Dear readers of this blog, I am sad to say that this is the end of this blog.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately.  Much has been going on in my life that has been shifting my perspectives.  With this weekend being Easter, I feel it is now the appropriate time to share that I have accepted Jesus into my heart and have been taking my first steps in my true walk with Him.

I know this may surprise and disappoint some of my readers.  For those who are interested though, I will be starting a new blog shortly documenting this new path I am taking.  I am seriously bursting with joy at the revelations I’ve been experiencing.

Happy Easter to you all and God bless.

Edit: I have started the new blog!  You can view it here:
mychristjourney.wordpress.com

 

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How The Bible Keeps “Predicting” Things

Christians believe The Bible predicts a bunch of things.  I’m yet to see any convincing predictions.  Surely God could have made at least a couple crystal clear ones that couldn’t be called into question?

For comparison, let’s look at a modern example of a prophetic work that people believe in:  The Simpsons.  Take a look to see how these ideas relate next time you are looking at Bible prophecy.  Also, look into “self-fulfilling prophecy” – that is a concept that was completely ignored when Bible prophecy was talked about at the church I attended.  It is when prophecies come true because people want them to come true and work for them to come true.

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The Ridiculousness of some Christian Arguments

This guys seems to do a pretty good job of laying out some flaws in Christian thinking.

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