reprobation (in Christian theology)

a doctrine which teaches that a person can reject the gospel to a point where God in turn rejects them and curses their conscience. The doctrine is found in many passages of scripture such as Romans 1:20-28, Proverbs 1:23-33 etc. --request

“My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”

calibration of this mistranslation

Psalm 23

"THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want ..."


request: one who seeks enlightenment for the benefit of mankind

Spiritism religion (Kardecism)

Spiritist philosophy postulates that humans, along with all other living beings, are essentially immortal spirits that temporarily inhabit physical bodies for several necessary incarnations to attain moral and intellectual improvement --wikipedia

The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis

a Christian devotional book first composed in Medieval Latin as De Imitatione Christi (c. 1418–1427) --wikipedia

torii (Shinto shrine gate)

traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine (cal. 650, TvF), where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred --wikipedia

Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings

Emmet Fox is calibrated at 475 in Truth vs. Falsehood.


As used in ACIM lesson 101: You still believe [salvation] asks for suffering as penance for your “sins.”

purgatory is real

The Catholic Church holds that "all who die in God's grace and friendship but still imperfectly purified" undergo a process of purification, which the Church calls purgatory, "so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven" --wikipedia

Medicine Buddha mantra (video)

To eliminate not only pain of diseases but also help in overcoming the major inner sickness of attachment, hatred, jealousy, desire, greed and ignorance. Mantra chanted by Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche from the CD 'The Blessing from H.H. Penor Rinpoche for World Peace' --video

Zen whack / keisaku

not considered a punishment, but a compassionate means to reinvigorate and awaken the meditator who may be tired from many sessions of zazen, or in the "monkey mind" state (overwhelmed with thoughts) --wikipedia

Creaster (religious term)

Request: A Christian who only goes to church for Christmas and Easter, hence the name Creaster. I've only seen it used in Catholic circles but I'm pretty sure it applies to anyone and everyone.

Ausbund (Amish hymnal)

The Ausbund ("Paragon" in German) is the oldest Anabaptist hymnal and one of the oldest Christian song books in continuous use. It is used today by North American Amish congregations --wikipedia

Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession

the faithful are absolved from sins committed after baptism and reconciled with the Christian community --wikipedia