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  1. Monotheistic Dances part 19

    In 1 John 4:8 John says that God is love. You will find no such statement in the Quran, nor even one that comes close to that whole paragraph of verses eight through twelve. The love of God defines the Biblical story, and moves it along. John had said in his Gospel 'For God so loved the world....' John 3:16 and that, like his opening chapter, takes us from creation right up to the point at which Jesus came to save the world from its sins.
    Paul tells us that three things abide at the basis ...
  2. Monotheistic Dances part 18

    Thus far we have talked about the three different Monotheistic religions without delineating how or what describes each one. There is a related question of holding more than one monotheistic belief which has been answered implicitly, but I will try to look more explicitly. What is clear is that, in the beginning of each, it is clear what must be done to 'accept' each one, and then, as the years, passed this might be expanded to include things not thought of or unknown to the original founder or ...
  3. Monotheistic Dances part 17

    In considering the history of the Jewish migrations, in the twentieth century it has been predominantly in two parts. The largest part was from Europe to America just after WWII, and from the USSR just after the collapse of that 'Empire'. The second part has been the migration of Jews to Israel. Of the two, the move to Israel has been in the minority. It is a fact that the largest body of Jews scattered across the North American continent in the US and in Canada. There was also a growth in Jewish ...
  4. Monotheistic Dances part 16

    We have been winding our way through the modern history of the Dance for awhile now. I think this is because modern history has seen a crux reached between the three. The biggest point, is the rise of modern Judaism and the state of Israel. Just eighty years before, or about three years after the American Civil War, the creation of Israel, no one would have forseen that. True, there had arisen, in the later nineteenth century, a series of movements to erect various villages, communities, and farming ...
  5. Monotheistic Dances part 15

    So far we have seen the whole in relation to the three great Monotheisms. But, as all three moved east they came in to contact with some beliefs that were totally different. In India, the Brahmins and Hinduism began to be formed. We also, in this history, see the rise of buddhism. Buddhism was spread to China, Japan and all over southeast Asia. It is said that it even followed the trade routes west to Egypt and came into contact with the Crusades, who carried some practices, such as prayer beads, ...