Religion Today | Will Doctrine or Love Prevail?

Truth and love

Love always trumps doctrine. I’ve also heard this principle expressed as ‘Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.’ Many people in this world are obsessed with being right, having the right doctrine, having the right knowledge, believing the right gospel. It is laudable to want to be right, but how can we be sure we are right about the mysteries of the world? How can we be right about things that have not happened yet? Until we experience death for ourselves, we will never…

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What is Karma? The Golden Rule?

Karma

In popular American practice, many people declare that they “believe in Karma” when doing something right, that they expect that something good will happen to them. It is often expressed as “what goes around, comes around.”  This is a twisted take on the golden rule, which is “treat others as you wish to be treated” and turns it into , ‘do good unto others, so good things will be done unto you’. This ego-centric approach of doing well to others, so that the same will come back to us, seems…

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