January 30, 2013

God and the Dao, Part II



A while ago, I wrote about the relationship between God and the Dao. It's been a while since I've revisited this topic, so I thought I would expound on it a little further. In the first part, I talked about how God related to the Dao, and how each were part of the other. That God and the Dao were in a sort of complementary balance - a yin/yang relationship. This, however, is merely one model which we can use to try and understand these concepts. There are other interpretations, because ultimately, we can't fully explain and describe either one. What we can do is constantly probe, dig, and analyze these concepts from multiple angles and perspectives.
January 29, 2013

Was Jesus a Taoist?

NOTE: This blog post was not written by me! This is from an old websites called "The Path of Tao Jia", which is no longer around. It was written by someone who went by the name "Disciple Dan". I'm reposting this here, because I think it is worth preserving so others can benefit from its wisdom.

Was Jesus a Taoist?

by Disciple Dan

Before beginning this article, let me say that I have been a follower of Jesus of Nazareth since I was thirteen years old. I was ordained as a minister in the Christian Religion in 1972, and have spent more than thirty years in service as a minister to that religion. I feel, therefore, that I have an established understanding of what Christianity teaches, and am able to speak candidly about that faith. Without the slightest hesitation, I can say that I love Jesus and deeply respect his teachings... but I am no longer a Christian.