Zen: a way of life

Zen, a Buddhist doctrine that focuses on the idea that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight, has its meaning spread in everyday life. It has mundanely been used in conversations adhering to the uncluttered way of living. Minimalism is much likely attached to Zen, and this, in common thinking, makes Zen itself defined…

Democratizing Fasting & Abstinence: the individual choice

The idea of not indulging in any form of pleasure is clearly a good practice of religiosity. Most devout individuals have theĀ understandingĀ that is based on consequential religiosity wherein they practice what is ought to be practiced. For the Catholics, the Lenten season is the best time to do-away with this indulgence and redirect themselves to…

Mah legit religion…

Recently, while taking my midnight “lunch” brought about by my full time job’s fixed night shift, I overheard a rather humorous conversation on religion, yet still, incorporating religion as it is. It wasn’t to mock or play blasphemy or anything. One guy explained that he could not eat anything that has pig-blood as an ingredient…

The Pope just left the building

On March 1, 2013, Thursday, the Pope resigned and ended his papacy. He had already contemplated on this. He was much concerned about his health and the continuity of the Roman Catholic church. This has caused come shock to most especially those in the church. The idea of a resigning leader sends a strong message….

Black Nazarene opiates…

To Durkheim, religion has the function of cohesively putting society together with his contrast and symbiotic treatment of the sacred and the profane. Malinowski adds to this by defining it as that assertion that death is simply an illusion, that there is life beyond the material world. This is rather a strong stance on the…

Are we dying on December 21?

    The tribulation, the end times, the apocalypse, and the end of the world – the dogmatic experts have termed that day when everything will crumble, and life will ever cease to exist when that comes. It may take a whole preaching, lecture, and discussion to lay everything that people may clearly see the…