Can You Smoke Pot and Still Be a Christian?

Let’s face it: pot will always be a controversial topic, especially when it’s relevant to religion and spirituality. One of the most popular questions I always hear is if you can smoke pot and still be a Christian. While I usually stay reserved when this question is brought up, I think it’s finally time I voice my opinion. So, here I go:

I’m not going to beat around the bush any longer: I smoke pot. Yes, I know it’s totally surprising that someone my age smokes pot in 2017. But in the Christian community, this is probably a shocking revelation. This also means that a lot of Christian people I know who are aware that I smoke pot often debate whether or not I’m sinning when I smoke pot. In the most simplistic terms, I don’t think I’m sinning. But, let’s explore this a little bit more.

I first smoked pot when I was a teenager. You know how it goes. You hang out with some older kids, want to impress them, and you’re smoking a blunt before you know it. But, there was more to it than that. Okay, that’s kind of a lie. Yes, I was with older kids I wanted to impress. But, I also didn’t feel peer pressured. In fact, I even quickly prayed to God about smoking pot before I smoked for the first time.

That’s right: I prayed before I smoked pot for the first time. What did I pray about? Basically everything. I closed my eyes for a few seconds, and spoke to him in my head. I asked for him to show me a sign if I was about to commit a sin I couldn’t repent for, or if I would regret this decision later. And guess what? He showed nothing but support and love. The rest of my time in high school, I only smoked when I was with friends or at parties. I didn’t start smoking pot by myself until I was half way finished with college. And the reason I started smoking pot by myself might surprise you.

When I was a junior in college, I started becoming anxious about everything and anything. Suddenly, I was afraid to raise my hand during class, let alone present a paper or project. I wasn’t myself. So, I went to my university’s nurse who referred me to a local doctor. After an initial consultation with a local doctor, he prescribed me medicine that was supposed to calm me down. Unfortunately, the medicine did more than calm me down. Suddenly, I wasn’t eating as much, I was always tired, and I felt less like myself than I did when I tried battling my anxiety by myself. I told one of my closest friends this, and he advised me to start smoking more often. Desperate for any solution, I took his advice.

I was amazed at what a little pot could do. Suddenly, I was more energized than ever, and I found myself participating in class again like nothing ever happened. I even flushed my anxiety medicine down the drain. Instead, I simply smoked a few puffs of pot in the morning and evening, and I felt better than ever.

This brings me to my journey with pot and religion. Eventually, I confessed to my priest that I was smoking pot every day. Unsurprisingly, he initially claimed I was sinning and that I had to stop immediately or my relationship with God would suffer. According to my priest, I should have a healthy enough relationship with God for Him to fill my emptiness and rid me of my anxiety. And while I understood and agreed with this, I only agreed with it to a degree. Yes, I should have a healthy and loving relationship with God. And I do believe that God has helped me, and will continue to help me battle anxiety, but I also believe that God provided me with pot as a way to help me. After all, pot is completely natural, and research has shown that it is beneficial for many conditions, like anxiety. And, there is nothing in the Bible that states pot is forbidden.

So, that brings me to my conclusion. How has my relationship with pot affected my relationship with God? That answer is simple: it’s strengthened it. Smoking pot has allowed me to realize that God guides you through experiences that are vital to your life and journey. I believe He introduced me to pot for a reason. And I never feel closer to Him than when I’m smoking.

Spending Time With God: Quality vs. Quantity

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Time-management seems to be something that a lot of people struggle with. I know I personally do. I always seem to be late for everything. Whoever I’m meeting for dinner seems to already be drinking a cocktail and ready to order by the time I show up, I’m always apologizing for being late to appointments, and don’t even get me started about how much I rush to get to work on time. Long story short, I suck at time-management, or at least I used to.

My lack time-management skills definitely didn’t help my attempt to do activities outside of work and my social life. I used to be one of those people who will skip the gym and dine out instead of cook because I simply ‘don’t have enough time in the day’. Even my relationship with God was beginning to suffer. I wasn’t reading my Bible, praying, or attending church as much as I wanted to. Instead, I was skipping those activities because I ‘didn’t have enough time in the day’.

One day I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across a motivational post. Basically, the post refuted my excuse that I ‘didn’t have enough time in the day’. Everyone is given 24 hours per day, and they can choose to do what they want with those 24 hours. If you want to sit at home all day and binge Netflix, go for it! If you want to balance work, social life, health, and other things in one day, that’s great too. Not having enough time in the day is an excuse, and a poor one. Time isn’t the issue, it’s your desire, or lack of desire, to do something that is.

That brings be to the age old question of quality vs. quantity. If a wanted to keep my old time-management habits, I could go the quality route and say that it doesn’t matter how much time I spend with God, as long as it’s worth it. So, I could go about my day, and quickly pray for one minute before I settled down for the night as long as my prayer meant something. On the other hand, I could utilize the new time-management revelation from Pinterest and actually make time for God. I could vow to go to church every Sunday, and even once during the week. I could start reading my Bible again on a routine basis, and I could make sure my pray more often.

Choosing between the two options was difficult. I came to the conclusion that both quality and quantity are important. While working on my relationship with God once a week is important, I should care about God enough to give him more time than once a week. On the other hand, I shouldn’t be spending time with God, just to have peace of mind that I did. Instead, I need to make sure I’m giving God my undivided attention every time I read the Bible, go to church, and pray.

Nowadays, I go to church every Sunday. While my weekdays are still busy, I’ve acknowledged that I can make time to go to church Tuesday nights, well most Tuesday nights. I also make sure that I read my Bible at least twice a week and my nightly prayers are more thoughtful and detailed. Now, I have a stronger relationship with God than I have ever had. And that’s something that I attribute to quality and quantity.

Old Testament God Vs. New Testament God

I use to have a major disassociation between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament. It felt very common place that when someone who is not of the faith would mention an event in the Old Testament I would simply respond with, “But that was the God of the Old Testament… we are in a new covenant now!” I now realize just how wrong I was and was simply giving a cliche answer because I didn’t know any better. I simply did not have an answer as to why the God of the Old Testament did what many see as heinous and violent acts. My recent research and studying has brought me to much restoration and growth in my faith bringing the scriptures to new life for me.

The very fact that I use to see two different characters of God in the Bible comes from man’s inability to understand why God does what He does and attempt to use our knowledge of good and evil to describe it. This way of thinking can easily be dismantled by the Word as it completely goes against what scripture says. It is very telling and shows how much of a baby I was in the Word. The God of the Bible, Yahweh, is never changing and is wonderfully and consistently Him. “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow [a]cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes]” James 1:17 AMP.

As people of the faith it is important to have answers to the tough questions that nay sayers will have about the events of the Old Testament. At first glance it would seem the God of the Old Testament contradicts the God of the New Testament. If you go back to the beginning and dig a little deeper what you once viewed as two different characters of God suddenly becomes one awesome loving God.

“And I will put enmity (open hostility) Between you and the woman, And between your seed (offspring) and her [e]Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, And you shall [only] bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15 AMP

This verse is foreshadowing the coming seed war where the adversary (Lucifer) attempts to corrupt the seed of Adam to thwart to coming of the Messiah. We get a glimpse of what this looks like in Genesis 6:4 AMP… “There were Nephilim (men of stature, notorious men) on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, and they gave birth to their children. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown (great reputation, fame).” This mixing of the sons of God and women brought forth Nephilim and the earth was soon filled with nothing but wickedness. To learn more in depth about this event I recommend you read the Biblically endorsed extra Biblical text “The Book of Enoch.” Enoch goes into much detail about how a group of watcher angel went against God and conspired together when they took “the daughter of men” as wives and bore offspring. These fallen angels also taught men many things and shared their heavenly wisdom with men.

The book of Enoch also goes into how they began to genetically manipulate things and created hybridization. This is something that would have seemed completely impossible up until recently and gives new insight into the meaning of “as in the days of Noah so shall the coming of the Son of man be.” The book of Genesis goes on to tell of how the earth was engulf by wickedness brought forth from this unholy union. Yahweh saw that Noah, being perfect in his generation, was the only one worthy of saving. The Hebrew word here to explain how Noah was perfect in his generation actually means without blemish and is the same word used to describe the red heifer that was to be used for a sacrifice. In other words Noah was genetically pure and the only one fit to caring on the line of Adam into the post flood world and therefore ensuring that mankind would have it’s salvation in the Messiah.

Once one comes to this realization it automatically connects scripture as a whole. The reason for why Yahweh flooded the earth all of a sudden begins to make so much sense. You start to see Yahweh for who He truly is and the way scripture really portrays Him. You will never be the same and will come into a closer relationship with the Creator of all things once you explore and research this information for yourself. It brings the entire word of God together in one cohesive masterpiece that reveals the unconditionally loving God who is the same yesterday, today and forever.

The Rapture: Is it Really Going to Happen?

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I’ll never forget the time I went to a service at a Pentecostal church and saw a group of people running around screaming “rapture practice!” When it happened, it got me thinking about the validity of the rapture that so many preachers talk about. Is it real? Does Scripture back it up? Obviously, the word itself is not contained in the Bible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a real thing.

And then there was the one year I started listening to a bunch of teachers on YouTube and got what’s commonly known as “rapture-itis.” I couldn’t wait for Jesus to come down here and take me up! It really killed my motivation to work or do anything productive as I just wanted to sit, read, worship him, and wait for his second coming. I’d have dreams and daytime visions of being taken up while shopping for clothes or browsing the online inventory of my local car dealership (shoutout to Cherry Road Auto Sales!) God forbid it happen when I’m driving. Hopefully I’m not part of the crowd that gets left behind, right? I can just imagine all the cars crashing into each other and blowing up in the middle of a huge traffic jam…

Alas … it still has not happened.

Recently, though, I’ve come into some new teachings that present the rapture as what Scripture calls the resurrection. It’s where the dead are risen together in Christ and taken up to be with him, along with those who are still living on the earth. If you believe this idea (and I do), the question then changes from is the resurrection going to happen (obviously it is, because that’s what the Bible says) to, when is it going to happen? And what are we to do while we wait?

If you’ve developed a case of rapture-itis, then this post is for you. I know what it’s like to want to do nothing but bask in the presence of our Lord. I’ve been there. I’m still there. Especially after I spend time soaking him in through prayer, worship, and reflection. My desire for him grows even bigger with each passing day. Perhaps you stumbled on this post because you’ve been looking for the rapture and following various people who engage in “date-setting”, and are discouraged because it just hasn’t happened yet. I hope this encourages and inspires you.

See, the rapture is not something we should be dreadfully anticipating, like “ugh, my life is so horrible, I just want to go be with Jesus already!” I can tell you right now that does not make our Lord happy or bring him glory in any way. He blessed you with your life upon this earth and gives you all things. Be thankful! Don’t sit there and look at your watch all day and wonder when you’re gonna see him in the clouds. He will come when he’s ready. There’s obviously a reason why he hasn’t yet, and I’m inclined to believe that reason is his mercy. His Word says he desires that all will come to repentance. Well, that takes time, and he’s allowing that time to pass and giving us even more time to enjoy life upon this earth. He’s preparing a place for us, so that when we are ready and all of Scripture has been fulfilled, he can come for his bride.

Common Misconceptions About Jesus

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As a Christian, I have long claimed to follow Jesus. Most Christians make that claim, despite never opening their Bibles and actually reading his words. I’ve recently held quite a few conversations with self-professed Christians who made claims about our Savior that actually shocked me. I quickly learned that there are many common misconceptions among believers of today and wanted to take the time to dispel them in this post. Here goes …

Misconception #1. His name is Jesus. His actual name, in Hebrew, is Yeshua. Jesus is the Latin translation. Now, I’m not a sacred namer by any means, and there will people who will argue the actual pronunciation of his name with you until they are blue in the face. (I’m not one of those people). But I can tell you that I’ve heard stories of people who used the name Jesus and the name Yeshua in the presence of demons and dark forces and found the latter to be more powerful at getting them to disappear.

Misconception #2. He came to bring peace. He actually said he came not to bring peace but a sword. Seriously. Look it up. Matthew 10:34. He said a lot of hard things like that, which many people would be surprised to hear if they’ve never really read their Bibles (and I’m finding that most people haven’t.)

Misconception #3. His second coming is imminent. In reality, if you want to get technical about it, his second coming has already passed. He was born of a virgin, died, resurrected and ascended into heaven before coming back down and reappearing to his disciples. If you think about it, that was actually his second coming. We are waiting for his third coming. Interesting to note, at least I thought so.

Misconception #4. He abolished the law. Nope, nope, nope. You don’t know how many times I’ve heard well-meaning preachers not only say that he abolished the law, but that he broke the law in order to save lives. This is simply not true. If Jesus broke the law, that would make him a liar, and if he’s a liar, then he’s certainly not the Messiah. Jesus did not break the law, and he did not abolish the law. He lived a perfect, sinless life, and in doing so, fulfilled the law of God, which he never once spoke against. On the contrary, he was the living, breathing example of who we are to be and how we are to walk as followers of Him.

Misconception #5. He was white. This is sort of a joke. Since I haven’t actually seen him, I can’t tell you what color his skin was, but I seriously doubt it was pale. The man was an Israelite. Jews have dark skin. So all you racist people out there who want to claim our Messiah had white skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes are probably in for a serious shock when you see what he really looks like. Just sayin’…

Misconception #6. His last name is Christ. It kind of made me laugh when I heard that there are people out there who actually believe this. Christ is a generic title. It was most certainly not his last name, and in fact, we really should say Yeshua Messiah instead of Jesus Christ. I think the phrase “Jesus Christ” confuses people and leads them to believe things like “Christ was Jesus’ last name.” What a crazy and laughable thing to say. It makes me sad that this is such a common misconception.

What other hilarious assumptions about Jesus have you heard before? Share them with us in the comments below!

The Truth About Christmas

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I recently came into some new information about Christmas and Easter and their pagan origins. I’ll touch on Easter at another time, as the Christmas holiday is right around the corner, and I’d like to address that first. There are so many different articles and videos on YouTube talking about this subject, and I had heard about it before, but was never willing to give up my Christmas traditions just because of its pagan roots. It’s one of the hardest things for “Christians” today to let go of. I’ve even met and conversed with Christians who confess that Christmas is pagan and are well aware of its roots, yet they still celebrate it. Santa Claus and everything…

I’ve also met people who don’t celebrate Easter (because it’s pagan) or Halloween (because it’s evil), but when the subject of Christmas being pagan comes up in conversation, they want to change the subject or ignore it altogether. Or they’ll justify it with some babble about how it doesn’t matter because “God knows my heart.”

Do you know what the Bible says about the hearts of men? It says that we are wicked. WICKED. God clearly commands us not to worship him as the pagans do, but we do it anyway! If you’re already aware of the pagan origins of Christmas, then I urge you to begin praying and asking the Holy Spirit to give you his guidance and direction on this issue. I can’t convince you to stop celebrating pagan holidays, but he can, and if you allow him to, he’ll bless you tremendously as you begin to walk in his ways.

I’ll summarize what I’ve learned about the origins of Christmas briefly here, and I’ll paste a link to another video that you can watch for further study. I’m still studying myself and am no expert on this subject, and I’d encourage you to research these things for yourself and test everything against the scriptures (as the video I’ll post below also states.) But basically, it’s been known for sometime that the traditions we uphold during the “holiday” season originated from the worship of Nimrod. Everything, from the Christmas tree decorations to the giving of gifts is rooted in pagan and satanic origins. The Christmas tree represents the phallic obelisk, which is a symbol of Nimrod, and the giving of gifts to children used to actually be the giving OF children as sacrifices to pagan deities. Seriously. Look this stuff up yourself. Don’t take my word for it. I’m giving you this “teaser” in an effort to pique your curiosity, so you’ll do your own due diligence.

Once I began my study of these things, it didn’t take much for me to decide that I want nothing more to do with them. I even gave up yoga (which I loved until I realized the poses were rooted in paganism.)

Like I said, I can’t convince anyone to give up their family traditions and won’t try. I’m simply here to plant the seeds and allow God to do his work to grow and flourish them. I hope you’ll consider what I’ve said here as a starting point to doing your own research and discovering what our Savior has to say on this subject. Here is a scripture from Jeremiah 10:

1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds awfully familiar. And God blatantly says “don’t do these things!”

I understand how difficult it may be to let go of the traditions we’ve held for so long as a culture, but I believe there is a big awakening happening right now. God is bringing his people out of captivity and we are nearing a very interesting time during which the veil will soon be lifted and we will see things as they really are. And, let me tell you how much of a blessing it has been already since I decided that we were no longer going to celebrate Christmas and Easter. Though I don’t believe that continuing to celebrate those holidays is an issue of my salvation being lost, I do believe that God blesses those who worship him in spirit and in truth. For me, that means loving him the way that he’s asked us to love him—by keeping his commandments.

Also, don’t think that giving up Christmas and Easter will make your life boring or less fun. YHVH lays out 7 feasts in Exodus that we are to keep. The spring feasts were fulfilled when Jesus (Yeshuah) came, and the fall feasts will be fulfilled at his second coming. So instead of Christmas, we can start rehearsing for that time through the observance of his fall feasts! You give up 2 holidays and get 7 holy days in return. How cool is that?

Again, do your research and test everything I’m saying here against the scriptures. Here are a couple of video teachings by 119 Ministries that you can check out as well to learn the truth about Christmas:

The Night God Came to Visit Me

Have you ever had a crazy spiritual encounter? You know, like where you felt like you were visited by a presence outside of yourself? I will never forget the night I had a face-to-face encounter with the Lord himself.

I know it sounds insane. Actually, that’s the very word I’d use to describe it. It happened at night. I was sleeping, and then all of a sudden, I woke up in sweats. There was a dark presence in my room, and I didn’t know how to handle it other than to pray like religious experts tell you to and to rebuke the spirit “in the name of Jesus.” As soon as I said those words, I felt completely calm and at peace. It was as if the presence had left right away, and shortly after, the presence of God was in the room. It was thick and very, very real.

I know what you’re probably thinking. “You were dreaming.” No, I wasn’t dreaming. It was real. In fact, I woke up the next day, and my house had completely lost power. I called an electrician in the area and he came out to take a look. He thought it was pretty bizarre that there had been no other outages reported in my neighborhood and there had not been a storm that night. It was a perfectly clear, starry night, and my neighbors all had power. The electrician could find nothing wrong with our wiring and ended up referring us to another company simply because he was unable to fix our power outage. (The power ended up coming back on just hours later, so we ended up not needing anyone else to come out.)

To this day, I still believe it was the spiritual encounter that caused the unexplainable power outage. A real encounter with God himself.

The reason I believe this is because my entire outlook on life has changed. I grew up in a very religious household. Both of my parents were devout Catholics and we attended mass every Sunday. The ritual nature of the Catholic religion always turned me off and I ended up turning my back on the church as soon as I was old enough to drive. I refused to go to mass with my parents and kind of developed a wild streak. By the time I turned 22, I was a self-proclaimed agnostic—bordering on atheism. It only took a few science classes to convince me there was no God.

Then I lost a very dear friend of mine to a drunk driver in 1998, and things continued to unravel. The night God came to visit me, I fell asleep in a drunken stupor. (I know what you’re thinking—the alcohol made me crazy. But hear me out.) When I woke up and realized what happened, my entire life began to change.

I was eager to find a church and start reading the Bible. I had to know more about this being who visited me. This being who created the whole universe and all the people in it. And my relationship with my Creator and Redeemer has only grown since that night. I enrolled in seminary school the other day, and the application process got me thinking about my personal testimony and how much my life has changed for the better.

Only an encounter with God can do something like that, right?

The Purpose of Prayer

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Do you ever feel like you’re praying so you can check it off your to-do list? There have been many nights where I’ve stayed up late trying to talk to God and just didn’t know what to say. So I’d recite the same canned words I’d recited the night before.

And the night before that.

And the night before that.

If you’ve ever gone through a spiritual dry spell, you may be familiar with what I’m talking about. You read your Bible and pray in hopes of getting a word from God and you leave the prayer session feeling like it was pretty uneventful. I recently went through one of those spells and can tell you first-hand that it’s not pretty.

So I’m here today to talk about the purpose of prayer.

Prayer is simply this: talking to God. This brings me to the age-old idea that God is all-knowing. That he knows everything you’re going to say or do before you even say or do it. This is a concept we are taught in Christian churches from a very early age, and it’s one that I’d like to challenge in this post.

First of all, consider the three most often-taught characteristics of God. We tend to say and believe that he is:

  1. All-knowing
  2. All-powerful
  3. Everywhere all the time

If you really stop and think about these 3 characteristics, they can’t all exist within a single being at one time. It would be impossible. If God were truly all-knowing and if he were truly everywhere all the time, then he’d be a slave to his own power, which would cease to make him all-powerful.

I would like to consider the idea that God is not all-knowing. On the contrary, because he is all-powerful he can choose to know, or to not know, certain things. If he did not have the ability to make that choice, he would not be all-powerful.

Think about this: If you had a friend or a family member, and you were able to read their mind – you knew exactly what they were going to say before they even opened their mouth – what would you relationship look like? Would you even have a reason to talk to them, to converse, to ask them questions? Most likely not.

If God could read our minds and knew everything that we were going to do or say before we did or said it, he would have no reason to talk to us. He’d have no reason to develop a relationship with us, and prayer would then serve no purpose.

The purpose of prayer is to build an intimate relationship with the creator of the universe. With that in mind, we must consider that in order to build a relationship with someone, you must interact with them on a consistent basis. There will be times when you have nothing to say. In those moments, read his Word and see what happens. If nothing happens, don’t worry. God may have his moments too, where he doesn’t really have anything to say. But you can both still enjoy each other’s presence the way you’d enjoy simply being in the presence of an old relative even when you’re not conversing back and forth.

The Link Between Chiropractic Care and Spiritual Health

Check out this helpful video on how to relieve headaches with chiropractic care, from Charlotte NC chiropractor, Dr. Holly Clemens!

Misalignment of spinal chord is the main cause of back pain, neck pain, and other joint pain. It can impact your everyday tasks, and you might even end up being a victim of joint inflammation. To remedy such problems it may be necessary to see a chiropractic doctor.

At first these conditions may seem like minor issues, but if ignored they may intensify and totally destroy your joints. Thus, urgent therapy is essential. If you visit a medical professional instead of going to a chiropractic specialist, it could take even more time to recover, as the medical professional will merely perform a surgical procedure or suggest drugs to cover up your problem. If you desire immediate relief that addresses the problem at its root, then it is necessary to seek the help of a chiropractor.

But a chiropractor is not just good for fixing physical problems. A good chiropractic doctor will implement a holistic care regimen that incorporates mental and spiritual discipline, along with nutrition and exercise counseling, to put you on the path to better health. A positive mindset is an essential component in one’s overall well-being, and can only be achieved through the regular practice of spiritual meditation.

I recently started seeing a Charlotte NC chiropractor, and I’ve been very happy with the results. Not only does she perform routine spinal adjustments each week, which keep my immune system healthy and strong; she has taught me some amazing principles that have helped me lose weight and achieve a more positive mindset. This has greatly improved my quality of life!

Chiropractic physicians do not execute surgical procedures or recommend drugs to cure your health issue. They make use of natural remedies to restore the normal function of your body and give terrific care to ensure that you get total fulfillment from the treatments they perform.

Numerous organic techniques are used by chiropractic practitioners. Chiropractic doctors in Charlotte have years of experience dealing with a variety of clients, suffering from many different health issues and symptoms. Hence they have the ability and maturity to treat disorders related to vertebrae and joints. Chiropractic care offered by these specialists is risk-free as the treatment speeds up your body’s healing, without all the negative side effects often associated with conventional treatments like surgery or medication.

Stress is the leading cause of many health problems. For this reason, in addition to adjusting your spine to relieve the pressure on your nerves that often results from stress, many good chiropractors will also teach you some stress relief techniques that you can apply at home.

The best chiropractors in Charlotte NC are committed to helping you not only recover from pain, but also be the healthiest you can be. They are well-versed in a variety of techniques and experts at healing your illness.

If you want the most effective budget-friendly care in Charlotte, NC, without surgery or medication, look for a natural, holistic chiropractor, like Dr. Holly at Queen City Health Center (shown in the video above)!

Zeitgeist: A Movie For The Time

Zeitgeist: A Motion Picture Pro Tempore

This is a guest post on behalf of Acharya S., author of The Christ Conspiracy and The Companion to Zeitgeist Part 1.

Since June 2007, the movie “ZEITGEIST” has been taken the World Wide Web by storm!

Since December, it had already acquired over 6 thousand hits, making it one of the most popular online movies of all time. ZEITGEIST was the number 1 video in Google’s online video library during November and December, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

ZEITGEIST movie creator, Peter Joseph, brings in massive web traffic. His website, zeitgeistmovie.com receives somewhere between 40K and 60K visitors every day! Additionally, in November of 2007, the movie received a “Best Feature” award during the respected Artivist Film Festival at the Egyptian Cinema in Hollywood. The motion picture’s narrative has also been translated into a variety of languages, including German. Really, ZEITGEIST is a global phenomenon!

What is so great about ZEITGEIST that it has procured so much attention? To start with, the motion picture is carried out in a quite powerful manner—and, also, its message is controversial. Controversy in general tends to attract a large audience.

Part 1 deals with religious conspiracy theory. In it, Joseph states that our contemporary religious beliefs, especially Christianity, are actually not new, but remakes of early faiths, particularly those of the Egyptians. In my books, The Christ Conspiracy Theory and Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha, and Christ Unveiled, I aim to illustrate just that, all inside of a mixed 1000+ pages of interesting research regarding the true significance of faith.

Taking into account the extreme disputes encompassing ZEITGEIST, along with forums all over the net taking part in hot discussions over the movie, I have also written a book that aims to resolve a number of the contrasts between the Egyptian faith and Christianity. This brand new ebook is entitled The Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST, Part 1, and it works to examine the supposed analogues between the Egyptian god Horus and the Jewish godman Jesus, including whether or not Horus was born on December 25th of a “virgin,” among other essential pronouncements made in ZEITGEIST. The details were so massive that I was not able to place everything into an e-book. In just about fifty pages, I did, nevertheless, manage to highlight these significant issues, consisting of old sources in their authentic languages, with translations.

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