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    Quote Originally Posted by mawali View Post
    The original Christian communities in Ethiopia, Egypt and Eastern Orthodox rites have a more spiritual and meditative tradition. As Christianity began to move ito Europe proper, it began to lose that tradition as it spread outward to the greater populations.
    Quite true, mysticisim ( for lack of a better word) was a big part of the early church.

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    so would a miracle, such as turning water into wine or walking on water, have some sort of scientifically identafiable processs. such as altering the molecular structure and converting that into something different.

    such as on a quantum level, do miracles rely upon a 'physical' transference or manipulation of energies to take place?

    would a miracle indeed be an advanced form of qi manipulation.

    a form of qigong only god can do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawali View Post
    The original Christian communities in Ethiopia, Egypt and Eastern Orthodox rites have a more spiritual and meditative tradition. As Christianity began to move ito Europe proper, it began to lose that tradition as it spread outward to the greater populations.
    The geography of the "holy land" is considered the "Near East". It's religious beliefs have alot more in common with the other eastern religions than the later Greek's western view of philosophy. It was only after Christianity spread into western culture that it lost most of this aspect.

    Although it is now the "in thing" for many celebrities there is a strong movement to get back to the more mystical hebrew ways with Kabballah etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    so would a miracle, such as turning water into wine or walking on water, have some sort of scientifically identafiable processs. such as altering the molecular structure and converting that into something different.

    such as on a quantum level, do miracles rely upon a 'physical' transference or manipulation of energies to take place?

    would a miracle indeed be an advanced form of qi manipulation.

    a form of qigong only god can do?
    God is pure spirit, he works at a sub-atomic level !

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    The earliest Christians were gnostic and a sect of Judaism.

    in circa 300CE they were separated from Judaism and given their own standing by the emperor Constantine.

    With the blend of state and church, the whole idea of intercession was carried forward and it has been a downhill rolling ball of schism and corruption of the original teachings ever since.

    Still, if we get passed all the up front crap that Christianity wears, there is some really wonderful stuff in the gospels about how to live a fulfilling life.

    But, that is at the core of any religion really.

    take your pick if you need too. I'm comfortable with a secular view and a gnostic pursuit without intercession myself.
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    I don't think that ALL the 1st century Christian were Gnostic, some of Paul's letters have been viewed as direct opposition of certain gnostic elements.

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    To be fair, religion requires the production of nothing material and the output is also nothing material.
    Yet, there are loads of literature wrapped around all of them that are not canonical texts to any of them.
    These books are for sale. So, for a few dollars, you can work on your soul...

    This is how capitalism erodes spirituality.
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