The Texas Bohemian

Word artist. Jack of all Trades.

Buddhism: Dispelling the Myths

…and finding answers.

It’s not what you think.

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January 25, 2009 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , | 1 Comment

“So this is Christmas!”

And what have you done christmas
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young…

(“Happy Christmas” John Lennon)

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November 30, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , | 2 Comments

Prayer!?.

Sitting here on the first floor of Memorial in a snack bar I hear conversation behind me. From their dress and mannerisms the people are Pentecostal. There were two families talking. One person ask another, “what can we do for you?” The answer: “just pray, that is all.”

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October 26, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walking… Part Two: Destination

“I know what you are against. But what are you for?”

Emile de Becque in the movie “South Pacific”

In the recent post “Walking Away… ” I talked about my choice to leave behind my “former life,” the religion and tradition of my youth. I gave a few glimpses about why. But that post is only half the story. The quote above, one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies, reflects how we too often use negatives to prove our point without ever giving a positive reason.

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September 8, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walking away… briskly!

I have left Christianity.  I continue to distance myself from everything “Church” and “Christian.”  I’m not running but I’m certainly walking rather quickly.

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September 7, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Vow.

As a believer in Jesus, the Son of God, who became a human, lived to teach, died to save, then appeared alive to humans after his crucifixion, I have forever sought the best way to serve him. Christianity does not provide a Path, a detailed explanation of HOW to serve Jesus from one day to the next. I know there are those who will disagree. Of course they will. They won’t understand, they won’t try, they’ll condemn me. So be it.

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July 3, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Temper, temper!

Morning. Sunshine. Clear skies. Nice.

Kids are working on math at the moment. Spelling test coming up. Oldest working on history. I’m piddling with the cowtippers site.

Fence seems to have held back the hoppitty hoards. Corn (what’s left) is intact.

The phone rang this morning. It was a bill collector. A tacky part of being poor is having to fend off bill collectors. They were calling for my wife. This is very rare. There are only two possibilities, that they’re calling from some medical billing place or Chrysler. Either way, the person got my goat! Continue reading

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sin Nature

Saturday Morning reflections…

A discussion on the SacredCowTippers Yahoo group led to my posting the following about our “sin nature.”  I thought I’d stick it here for the fun of it.

The post:

Good Morning.

Last evening Julie G. asked for my thoughts on original sin.  I was too zonked to answer.  I’m not sure I’m all here this morning but I’ll give it a shot.

I’m no theologian.  I didn’t sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, either. lol  Ahh, but that hasn’t stopped the old Trailerpark Scholar (me) from talking like one, eh?  So, what is “original sin?” Continue reading

June 7, 2008 Posted by | Religion | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment