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The Inner Meaning of Christmas

No one would be surprised to know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. That day was the 2nd most important in history. The most important day in history was the Resurrection, because without it, Christianity would never have spread.

But it's Christmas, not Easter, so I'll stick to a Christmas message.

The inner meaning of the birth of Christ, represents the birth of Christ within each of us. Each of our souls was given a part of God, that we may choose to develop or not.  

Those who develop this spark of God, figuratively gives birth to Christ within us.
This is called by various names in many spiritual traditions. Many call it spiritual enlightenment, or soul consciousness.

If we achieve spiritual enlightenment, we become Lights unto the world. We would spread love, peace, and goodwill among all of God's children.

And when enough people do this, it will indeed be a Merry Christmas.

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Tim Farage is a Senior Lecturer in the C…

How can we save the Earth?

The Earth doesn’t need saving. What can hurt the Earth? The Sun can. In a few billion years, the Sun will destroy the Earth. We can start worrying about that in a million years or so. A huge asteroid, say 1000 miles in diameter, could destroy the Earth. Not much we can do about that, so there’s no reason to worry about it.
What about saving life on Earth? Life has existed on Earth for well over 3 billion years. It has survived ice ages, large asteroids, diseases, and everything else that’s been thrown at it – for 3 thousand million years. At present, life exists on land, under the land, in the oceans, and in the air. Life on Earth is not likely to die off until the Sun does it in.
Certainly, some species will go extinct, and some new ones will crop up. This is as it always has been. Over 99% of the species that ever existed are now extinct. This is how nature works. Don’t feel bad: no species cares if they go extinct, except for humans.
So “saving the Earth” mostly means …

Was America Founded upon Judeo-Christian Principles?

Yes, although it would be more accurate to say that America was founded by those who believed in Judeo-Christian principals. All, or nearly all, of those who signed the Declaration of Independence were Christians, and all were very familiar with the Bible.
There were quite a few ministers among the Signers. George Washington and John Adams, the first two presidents, were devote Christians.
The main writer of the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Jefferson. He admired Christ very much, but did not believe in any of the miracles. But the most well-known part of the Declaration of Independence states:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

This has been called one of the best-known sentences in the English language, containing the most potent and consequential words in American history.
So our country was…