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 I believe humans are free moral agents having the right to choose a Deity to worship. Which God/Goddess do you worship and pray to?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Image result for god

God
Alluah
Lord Shiva
Buddah
Jehovah
Vishnu
Other
No God
Satan

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WOW...this is not being gentle and self-controlled. Gal. 5:23

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The holy ghost came down on her. That's called spirit filled tambourine playing. Holy Ghost Power.

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Ladyhorse check this out !!!!


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I play the tambourine in church I had the whole church jumping !!!!!! 1/8 and 1/16 notes with accents  is how we praise him....

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No deity. The Bushido Code.

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That's your right :) and thanks for your reply

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@ Rooster:

Something I always wondered about Bushido, regarding the JIN or compassion part.  Why didn't the Japanese practice it in Nanking, or the Philippines, or a hundred other places?

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The military then was trained in brutality and it came out of the ordinary soldier as revenge for what they went through. The Japanese felt about the Chinese like the Nazi's felt about the Jews. Another reason was because the Officers were rarely true Samurai.

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Aw but they live on in many of us! I was taught all of these thing bt my Sensei. He taught more than martial arts to make sure it became one with the mind. I still live by those standards as much as I can today.

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Of course, there's still the spiritual path - but how many are really following or, at least, trying to follow this path today? Yes, of course, many books, movies and documentations showed and informed about Japan and China, their history, nature and wildlife, philosophies, martial arts, etc. and there's even some humour.

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Like many spiritual and religious beliefs, "Bushidō was used as a propaganda tool by the government and military, who doctored it to suit their needs."

Quite a few older and more recent sources were more or less involved:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryukyuan_religion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shugend%C5%8D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Zen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucianism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Japan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABjutsu


One of the most colourful spectacles is Yabusame:

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@ Rooster:

The brutality always struck me not only as cruel, but stupid.

Even if they were successful in their conquests, how did the leadership expect to hold them for long, if the subjugated people all hated their guts?

There is an old joke about the Japanese invasion of China, which an American reporter was covering. On a PA system in a Chinese village, daily announcements were made of casualty figures on the fighting front. Over a three-day period, they went: 10,000 Chinese - 3,000 Japanese; 20,000 Chinese - 2,000 Japanese; 30,000 Chinese - 1,000 Japanese. The reporter noticed an old Chinese man in a tea house smiling at the announcements. "Why are you smiling?" asked the reporter. "Your forces are taking a terrible beating." The old man sipped his tea contentedly, and said, "Pretty soon... no more Japanese."


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@ Marianne:

LOL, the Japanese must have learned the horseback archery from the few Mongols that survived the original Kamikaze and washed up on the shores of Japan. :D

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@T(h)ink

Yes, of course, there have been Mongol invasions in Japan in the 13th century, which failed.

And for the horses, experts found that the archipelago had its own horses, their wild ancestors and domesticated ones:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japanese_horse_breeds

https://heritageofjapan.wordpress.com/following-the-trail-of-tumuli/rebellion-in-kyushu-and-the-rise-of-royal-estates/in-the-news-ancient-horse-trappings-dug-up-at-burial-mound/when-did-horses-arrive-in-japan/

And I agree with you regarding brutality or brute, the roots also refer to "without reason, crude, dull, stupid, insensible, cruel, savage ..."



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God, by


"Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis."


"Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis."


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  @T(h)ink

Excellent choice! May I add:

Tchaikovsky - Hymn of the Cherubim : 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherubikon

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 @Rooster

About religious humour: did you have the occasion to see the church scene of an old French comedy "The Little Bather"? Besides French, there are versions in Italian, German (ask TheOtherTink) and other languages, including an excellent British dubbing of the movie, and one of the most hilarious scenes is "Our Lady of the Draughts" (the church scene) - but the British version has disappeared from our on-line sites in Continental Europe. But from your side, you might have access to the corresponding U.K. sites.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062120/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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Make a joyful noise thanks for your reply

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@ Rooster:

Yeah, there were not a few medieval and renaissance popes that would have fit that mold, and they wouldn't even have invoked the first three conditions.  :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sexually_active_popes

I'll stick with the remarkable John Paul II, the Polish Pope who lit the spark that brought down European communism without a war. :)

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@ Kharmeldove:

You're very welcome, always. :)

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@ Marianne:

Yes, I love Russian sacred music. :)


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Very nice indeed.

Yesterday, I heard Vivaldi's "Winter" - which goes so well with the season:


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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.. PS 100. He likes beautiful music we have different beats religiously speaking, but in is eyes its a sweet sound unto his ears !!!!!

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@ Marianne:

Brrrr....:O :D

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@ Kharmeldove:

Beautiful.  I especially like the oktavists singing the contrabass line in Orthodox chant.

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LOL Image result for roflmaoCheech and Chong are too funny

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@T(h)ink

Are you referring to your winter temperatures?

Now I am worrying: Are you still freezing?

We are enjoying our third sunny day, and the temperatures are rising. I wish you to experience such mild days very soon!

Quick: let's switch to spring!




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LOL, no I'm ok, thank you.  I was just saying 'brrr' to Vivaldi's cold music.  :D

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Keep warm!

Yes, Vivaldi's winter sounds very melancholic - it reflects the monotony of dull skys, long nights, naked branches and frozen lakes ...

But spring is close!

:):D


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Listen to your own heart, your conscience, and not to fashion, hate, fake or propaganda.

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Amen thanks for your reply

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You're very welcome, Kharmeldove. :)


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There are many kinds of music, rhythms and dances - all can be wonderful! :)

I might like old-fashioned music, but good rhythms are also a delight. Unfortunately, I had some connection problems (it might be a problem with YouTube), and I could not enjoy listening to your video clips, I'll come back later.



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Thanks. I'm having connection problems, its a glitch.

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No need to worry, I am having them too - I'll try later on YouTube.

:)

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