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Light Of Rumi
Jalaluddin Rumi was born in 1207 in Balkh in present-day Afghanistan. Increasing Mongol incursions when he was around the age of eleven forced his family to leave Afghanistan, who travelled to Baghdad, Mecca, Damascus and finally settled in Konya in Turkey. Rumi lived here for most of his life. Rumi was the son of a renowned Sufi scholar, and it is more than likely that he was introduced to Sufism from a young age. Sufism is a branch of Islam primarily concerned with developing the spirituality, or more precisely the inner character, of a Muslim. Both he and his father were firm believers in the revelations of the Qur'an, but criticised the mere outwardly legal and ritual practice that was being promoted at the time. In fact, much of his work is dedicated to waking people up, and encouraging them to experience life themselves, rather blindly following the scholars of the day. Rumi spent his early years, like many Muslims of the time, learning and studying Arabic, law, ahadith (the body of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad), history, the Qur'an, theology, philosophy, mathematics and astronomy. By the time of his father's death he had become an outstanding scholar in his own right, and took over his father's position as one of the highest scholars in the country at the young age of 24. He spent his time teaching and giving lectures to the public, and until the age of about 35, lived a fairly non-descript life. Then in 1244 Rumi met a travelling Sufi, called Shams (or Shamsi Tabrizi) and the whole course of his life changed. Shams became fast friends with Rumi, in whom he recognised a kindred spirit. The two developed a very close friendship and it was at this point that Rumi became more and more secluded, shunning the society of those he previously would discuss and debate matters with. His relationship with Shams caused great jealousy in his family and other students, and after a few years, Shams disappeared. Many believe he was murdered, but Rumi himself did not think so. He travelled for years looking for his friend, and it was this loss that led to the outpouring of his soul through his poetry. He wrote numerous lines of love poetry, called ghazals, but though they outwardly seem to be about Shams, it is not difficult to see that they are in fact poems describing his overpowering love of God. Shams' effect on Rumi was decisive. Whereas Rumi had before preached Islam soberly, he became, through Shams' influence, filled with the love of God. What was inside his soul finally came out.
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VIRTUOUS MUSLIMAH FORUM( VMF REGISTERED WITH CAC)Invite Only Female Muslims
This group was borne out of the desire to unite female Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world. Empower and help each other with good advice to live a fulfilling and righteous life as Muslim Women. Virtuous Muslimah Forum will be given opportunity to support each other , sharing Ideas , resources , provide tips and suggestions on challenging issues ranging from parenting , motherhood , relationship , health , career etc. Virtuous Muslimah Forum (VMF) sole mission is to help in inculcating Islamic knowledge and to make the journey a smooth and easy one. We encourage Sisters in parenting discussions to post , Topics, Questions. However if you want to hide your identity you can inbox any of the admins or moderator. Recognizing and Protecting the Reverts We do not judge, blame or criticize any of our sisters . We should remember that Islam is a religion of peace , easier ,and accommodating and the best truthful religion. We are here to encourage , motivate , inspire , empathize, educate and to render support. Please refrain from advertising or marketing any product / service on this platform or inform the admins via inbox or VMF Email address info@virtuousmuslimahs.com and you will be educated on how to go about it. We do not share someone else’s post from another group for an advice or suggestions. Poor online manners such as Judging , abusing and attacking, such manners will get you removed . Let us try to be a role model, we can not change the world but we can change who we are , to be a better sisters in the society. Thank you for joining us. We are glad you are here. Motto : ONE UMMAH SAME OBLIGATIONS VIRTUOUS MUSLIMAH FORUM
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Messianic Believers
GREETINGS!! Before requesting admission, note that we will NOT automatically approve you for membership if: 1) You have an obvious fake name; 2) You block the Admins' ability to see your profile page; and, 3) You don't answer ALL of the Admission Questions. We want this to be a pleasant and safe place for our Members to discuss Torah & Yeshua and support each other in prayer - free of antagonists, counter-missionaries, and trolls. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION BELOW. ************************************* WELCOME FELLOW BELIEVERS IN YESHUA HaMASHIACH! Join us in fellowship and discussion – in a place where the Holy Scriptures of YHVH – understood in their original Hebraic cultural and historical context, are the authoritative source of True Wisdom. Although we do not require you to believe exactly as we do – we will not allow our “Core Beliefs” (detailed below) to be disrespected, mocked or questioned in a boorish manner by anyone. Our experience has been that Sincere Believers truly seeking answers typically engage in courteous and constructive interaction with other members. CORE BELIEFS: 1.a) That the One and Only Living G-d “YHVH” is the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel), the Creator of the heavens and earth 1.b) That Yeshua (Jesus) is Israel’s promised Messiah and (Kinsmen) Redeemer of the entire human race. By His life, death and resurrection, Yeshua fulfilled the Messianic prophecies of the Tanakh regarding Messiah’s first coming. Yeshua, as Divine Messiah, is the fullest revelation of G-d in human flesh. 1.c) That the only provision G-d made for reconciling man to Himself was through the atoning work of the Messiah, who died as the sacrifice to pay our sin debt, and rose again, manifesting the victory over death and becoming the First Fruits of the resurrection – reconciling us to the Creator 1.d) That the Bible, including both the Tanakh* and the B'rit Hadashah (Renewed Covenant Scriptures), is THE inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of G-d, which is humanity’s only reliable foundation to faith and conduct. *The TaNaKh includes the Scriptures sections called the Torah, the Nev'im or "The Prophets," and the Ketuvim or "The Writings." The TaNaKh is an acronym of the Torah, Nev'im, and Ketuvim: TaNaKh. 1.e) That YHVH’s instructions/”Law” given in His Torah are His ultimate wisdom for humanity, and that, Yeshua came not to abolish or change any of them, but to fully embody, express and exemplify them: “For assuredly I say to you, until the heavens and the earth pass away and perish, not one iota or tittle will pass away from the Law until ALL things it foreshadows are accomplished.” Matthew 5:18 (Capital letters for emphasis added.)
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Native Wisdom and Spirit
A-da-do-li-gi (Blessing in Cherokee) Aanii! (Welcome in Chippewa also known as the Ojibwe) Welcome to our learning group in a friendly sacred place for all people to learn together. Our group is open to all Natives (full/mixed) and non Natives who respect the Native culture. Due to our standards our group will have Admins check all posts. Not all posts will make it in. Thanks for understanding for we consider our group very sacred and special. Mitakuye Oyasin "The Lakota phrase in English as "all my relatives," "we are all related," or "all my relations." It is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys." We may have be different in our colors, where we were born, ages, religions and many other ways but one in having in our heart and soul the Native ways and learning together about them. There may be others that do believe differently for we come from so many places. Let us respect all in their beliefs. In our group here is to honor and teach the Native ways. If there is any subject of Native, tribe or ways you would like to know please ask and we will research and learn together. We the Admins. read all comments and do take note of what you may want to know. If you ever disagree with anything please feel free to contact us through messages or comments. We do our best to help here. Education about Native's in the past and nowadays. A place to we share Native, wisdom, tribes, music, poems, crafts, prayers, powwow's, photos, art, stories and history. We consider our group sacred.. All the members here are very mindful and respectful. Anyone that comments hate, swears or are mean will be banned. We love and appreciate all members here! We are all related and Family here. Your Admins. Miiqwetch Thank you the Administrators Cindy Linn Tresser ,Dee Cordell, Teddy Lupo, Anne Tuominen & Monitor Bob Waldo Sr.
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Moorish Americans | Moors In America
For more info visit our site www.MoorsInAmerica.com This group is dedicated to issues relevant to Moorish Americans. Moorish history and current events related to all Moors in America. [Note: Please keep it clean on this page. Spirited debate is encouraged. Abusive and/or foul language, however, will not be tolerated.] Group Rules and Info: If you can't see the option to post, it means posting is not available at this time (to anyone). We will open the group for new posts several times a day, so you'll just have to keep checking back to see if we're accepting submissions. Unfortunately, from time to time, we have people posting anti-Moorish American subject matter, or just promoting some product or off topic event, so we have to be selective and approve each and every post we get. Please remember what's not allowed: • Advertising and promotion of your product, event and social media pages (if unrelated to Moorish Americans or the Moorish Divine and National Movement) • Use of the word "n*gga" and other profane language and gestures to defame other members • Posting of illegal substances, blunts and drug references • Attacking Moorish Americans (this group is specifically for Moorish Americans) • Sexually explicit content • Unwarranted and blatant disrespecting of other members in your posts and in the comments Don't forget to check us out at http://www.MoorsInAmerica.com https://www.youtube.com/MoorsInAmerica7 http://instagram.com/moorsinamerica/ PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning--any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo's or any other "picture" art posted on my profile, friends, activities, notes or any postings whatsoever. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions ...also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute)
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Science Politics And Religion
Hi there! Thanks for taking a moment to read over our description! While you're here, take a moment and invite your friends and loved ones to join as well. This is a discussion group about science, politics and religion. We here encourage open and free discussion. That being said, we do have a few simple rules that do need to be observed. If you are having trouble with them, feel free to contact the Admins. Thanks and have a great day! ************************************************** The Rules: 1. Harassment. We have a zero tolerance policy. Whether it be racial, sexual, orientation, the nation of origin, political views, religious (or lack thereof) views, etc, harassment is not tolerated. If you harass or threaten somebody, you will be removed. 2. Blocking. You are allowed to block anybody EXCEPT the administrators and moderators. If you are found blocking the administrators or moderators, you will be removed without warning. No excuses. 3. Trolling. If you are found trolling, you will be warned, then suspended, then permabanned. 4. Pornographic material. Whether it be a "nip slip" or full on, hard core coitus, this is banned. However, things like classical paintings that show genitalia are permitted. 5. Linking to other groups. This will be decided on a case by case basis. If you wish to do so, please contact one of the Administrators or Moderators. 6. Post and Runs. When you make a thread/OP, you are required to interact with the thread. Failure to do so can result in the closure and/or removal of the thread. 7. Proselytizing/Spamming. Joining the group with the sole intent being to post holy scripture with zero context and/or repeatedly posting similar or identical material repeatedly is strictly forbidden. One may quote their holy books, but it must have context AND personal thought beyond "I like it." Thanks again!
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100% FREE Psychic Readings
GROUP RULES WELCOME to the, "100% FREE Psychic Readings," group on Facebook. 100% FREE OF CHARGE All psychic readings performed by approved readers on the group page are 100% FREE OF CHARGE unconditionally, for pleasure, not profit. Advertising private paid readings publicly via direct posts, LIVE video broadcasts (Direct or shared), or Comments on the group page is strictly prohibited. PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE IS A KEY PRIORITY Protecting the vulnerable is a key priority. Posts that contain sensitive data like full date of birth details, pictures of children *Persons under the age of 18 years) and/or material considered inappropriate is strictly prohibited. COMMENTS ON MOST POSTS ARE TURNED OFF Comments on most posts are turned off in an attempt to prevent undesirable content such as abusive remarks and unsolicited advertising of private paid readings on the group page. Approved readers who are moderators however, can respond in the Comments section of a reading request post if they feel drawn. FINANCIAL, HEALTH, LEGAL & PREGNANCY QUESTIONS Approved readers do not offer advice on financial, health, legal or pregnancy-related issues publicly on the group page. Requests for advice on financial, health, legal or pregnancy-related issues publicly on the group page are strictly prohibited. THE ADMIN TEAM DO NOT MODERATE PRIVATE MESSAGES The Admin Team only moderates public activity on the group page. They do not administrate the private lives of group members and are not responsible for the behaviour of group members in Private Messaging. HOW TO GET A READING (BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS) When posting requests for guidance and insight, please specify what you need guidance and insight about. When posting requests for messages from Heaven, please include the name of the soul you intend to contact. So-called General Readings are usually avoided, because they often provide guidance and insight for questions we do not want to ask. To not include the name of a soul you intend to contact from Heaven is disrespectful… "My Mum," has a name. Approved readers are not mind-readers! HOW TO BECOME AN APPROVED READER If you are a reader and would like to share your gift 100% FREE OF CHARGE as an Approved Reader, unconditionally on the group page without competitions or arbitrary rules, please contact the group owner, Crow Edward Jenkins. If you post an offer to do readings before you have been approved, you and your pending post will be removed from the group. ……… Love & Light, Crow Edward Jenkins (Owner/Admin.
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Dharma Connection (Buddhism)
This is a place where the Buddha Dharma (teachings of the Buddha) is discussed. This is a non-sectarian group. Teachings of various Buddhist traditions are welcome as long as they relate to the fundamental core teachings of Buddha. References to teachings of non-Buddhist teachers/teachings are allowed only for discussing their relations/differences/similarities to the Buddhadharma (advertisements to non-Buddhist materials are not allowed). Please keep discussions constructive. Admins reserve rights to delete posts as they see fit. Please: No advertising. No seeking funds. No material that is not Buddhist related (except to discuss them in relation to Buddhadharma). No photos without text. Postings in English only or with translation. No promotion of Shugden or Shugden-affiliated materials and persons. Have loving kindness in your heart and your speech, speak only for the benefit of all and avoid unconstructive talk, personal attacks or harsh speech. There are probably tons of groups on FB right now that are full of one-line dharma quotes, pictures, and dharma advertisements (not necessarily commercial ones, but still, advertisements). I would like DC to minimize these -- quotes are fine, an occassional link to other sites are fine, but not to the point of repetitive opening of new topics happening on a daily basis. Otherwise the group will be flooded. I would like DC to be a place where high quality dharma discussions are emphasized. We have a blog which keeps a record of past conversations for easy searching and referencing, http://dharmaconnectiongroup.blogspot.com.au/ Note: your name may be displayed on our blog, which may in turn show up on search engines, but if you wish to opt out just tell us here, we will only put initials. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/groups/dharmaconnection/permalink/673496606010892/
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Creationism
Philosophical belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by GOD. GROUP RULES: PLEASE READ BEFORE PROCEEDING 1) This group is for Creationism. If you do not support Creationism, you are welcome to set forth your case. Material not related to Creationism will be deleted. This includes advocating shutting down an Evolution group. 2) Members must remain civil and RESPECT all members. This also applies to those who support Creationism. No attacks on anyone's race, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or ability level will be tolerated. 3) Admins are not required to warn you if they feel an offense is serious enough. If you are warned, pay attention, because it will be your only warning. 4) Profanity is not allowed. Keep the vulgarity to a minimum. If an admin tells you to tone down your language, DO IT, if you want to remain in the group. 5) Please ignore the trolls. Do NOT engage them in conversations. Please tag an admin, as soon as possible. 6) For your own protection, don't post personal information on the group wall. Personal Messages can be used for sharing such information. Our group is not a dating site, please refrain from posting a request for sex, or any other sexual content. 7) Inappropriate profile pics will get you banned. Please keep in mind that Facebook has a variety of people varying in age, disposition, and background. Posts with pictures featuring derogatory or offensive material will be deleted. 8) Spam will be deleted and people posting spam may be banned. 9) Posts made suggesting, advocating, or defending criminal acts will be deleted. Those who post them will be banned and reported. 10) If you are posting in a different language, we respectfully request that your post also be written in English. While we respect diversity, we want to avoid potential problems with language barriers. 11) This is not a political debate group. Do not debate abortion or gay marriage. Please do not start any discussions on these topics. They will be deleted. 12) Please try to limit your argument to one issue at a time, and cite your sources. Excessive unfounded rhetoric is prohibited. (If you are aware that your posts break any of these rules, don't even bother putting them up. The admins monitor the group closely, and any inappropriate posts will be deleted when seen.) *** TROLLING WILL GET YOU BANNED, THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING ***
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BILLY GRAHAM
WELCOME to the Billy Graham Facebook Group! Now please click on "Invite People to Join," and invite all of your friends. Lets make this group the largest on Facebook to honor Dr. Graham. This is a group developed to support and honor one of the greatest known evangelist in our lifetime. He dedicated over 50 years of his life to the ministry and remains to be one of the most loved preacher and respected evangelist of all times. Please feel free to post pictures, comment on the wall, begin a discussion and invite others to join this group. PLEASE DO NOT post anything if it does not relate to Billy Graham or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, all other posts will be removed by the administrators of the group. __________________________________________ A LITTLE KNOWN FACT You may say "others are more significant and I will never get a chance, but one never know when God will call us to greatness." READ ON. . . Angel Martinez By Ted Elmore Should anyone question the success of Texas Baptists' mission efforts, look no further than the 10 most influential Texas Baptists of the 20th century. In that list is Angel Martinez, who in his personal testimony referred to himself as a "little shoe shine boy from San Antonio." Martinez was converted in a Baptist mission in San Antonio in July 1935 at the age of 13 and preached his first sermon in September of the same year. At the conclusion of that message, every member of his family except his father was converted to Christ. There was little if any doubt that God had called and ANGEL MARTINEZ Gifted Angel Martinez as an evangelist. He saw the wisdom of preparing to be an evangelist by receiving a solid education. He graduated from Baylor University in 1945 and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1949. He conducted 51 revival meetings as a seminary student. His reputation spread beyond the seminary campus in Louisville, Ky. In those years, a committee from Los Angeles contacted him about a citywide crusade. Martinez politely thanked them, but refused, saying God had called him as a local-church evangelist, not as a crusade evangelist. The committee then went to their second choice, Billy Graham. The rest is history. It is a mark of greatness and security in the Lord when one can say to a great opportunity, "That is not what God has called me to do." One of Martinez's trademarks was his colorful dress. Walter K. Ayres told the story of his own call to ministry in an Angel Martinez revival meeting. Ayers, a former University of Arkansas football player, walked forward in blue jeans and T-shirt and said, "Dr. Martinez, God has called me to be an evangelist too!" According to Ayers, Martinez replied, "Always look sharp, young man. Always look sharp!" Martinez offered insightful advice to a young evangelist about 15 years ago: "Prepare one new sermon each week, whether you preach it or not. The evangelist must stay homiletically fresh." He always ended his message by giving the same invitation, almost word for word. "No matter what I preach, I always tell people how to be saved." He always shared the gospel. Martinez's ministry spanned 60 years. At age 73, God called him home to heaven. When he led inquirers in the "sinner's prayer," he would say, "If you prayed that little prayer with me, I will see you in heaven." Conservative estimates are that Martinez will see more than 500,000 who prayed that little prayer with him somewhere in a revival meeting mostly in a Southern Baptist church, many in Texas. We are admonished in Scripture to not despise the day of small beginnings. Would any in that little mission in San Antonio in 1935 have dreamed how God would use a 13-year-old Hispanic teenager? No wonder Texas Baptists said Angel Martinez was among their Top 10! Ted Elmore is associate director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Texas
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Zen Mind
Welcome to Zen Mind!. TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE POSTING! For the investigation, information/experience sharing, discussion of any aspect of Zen, Chán, Seon, Dzogchen or other Buddhism branches; Taoism or the evolving forms of any of these. Info about Zen Buddhism is available in the files section, to help acquaint you with basic concepts. Posts about other teachings are ok if they relate to Zen, such as some aspects of Taoism & other non-dualism traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, but the emphasis is on the Zen understanding of awakening and practice in daily life. New-Age or Christianity posts will not be approved unless some link between them and Zen is proposed as a point of discussion. When posting, a personal comment, question, proposition or the like is encouraged! Personal input in a post makes it more likely to be approved, as it encourages discussion. Please don't "dump" content here without a personal take on it. Links to articles, web pages, blogs, or memes should have an accompanying statement explaining the relevance of the link. This is not a bulletin board! In general we don't allow links to the poster's own blog or page. Self-promotion is not allowed. Those practicing any religion/philosophy are welcome- just keep posts appropriate for this page. Administrators: Sean Ewing NG Dhamma Gavesi Daniela Solis Ron Stevenson Robert Epstein John Pendall Bryant Guy A few rules: 1. No verbal assault; no cursing at others or name calling. Calling a person stupid or ignorant or judging their spiritual development is not allowed. Better to clarify your own understanding by speaking on your own behalf, without either teaching, preaching or insulting others. We aren't gurus or mind-readers here and should treat other members and their views with respect. Investigation and an exchange of ideas is encouraged. 2. No Spam; including 'Instant Messaging' or 'Text' like comments (hitting Enter after writing a phrase, 2-4x in a row) 3. No Advertisement; any self-adverts get deleted. Anyone posting sunglasses ads or fake accounts will be banned. 4. No OSHO quotes- due to his lack of any lineage & his questionable behaviors as a representative of the Buddhist community. 5. Members cannot block admins. (refer to list). Reverse any prior blocking or be banned. If you have an issue with an admin, inform another admin. Debates may sometimes get heated- please walk away if you get angry or upset, rather than feed a negative interaction. If harassed, report it to an admin. We are committed to making this a safe place to talk about your understanding and experience. We encourage everyone here to explore zen for yourself, to learn the basics and start your own practice. There are a number of different practices within zen, and we are happy to point you towards helpful material, and discuss some of the options. Please keep discussions related to Zen, Buddhism, Ch'an, Taoism or the like! Thank you and have fun!
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Witchcraft For Beginners
Welcome to Witchcraft For Beginners. This is a place to share and learn about the craft, and people of all skill levels are welcome here. Feel free to post spells, curses, discussions, meditations, or anything that can be useful in the craft. **WE HAVE ADDED A LEGAL DISCLAIMER. READ IT IN UNDER "ANNOUNCEMENTS" ** (Comment "Read and Agreed" on that post). ** (Read all "ANNOUNCEMENTS" for last minute rule updates as well) ** RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS: **NO MENTION, OF WEED, CANNABIS, and its paraphernalia etc** (IT'S NOT LEGAL EVERYWHERE AND IT'S MENTION HAS NO PLACE IN THIS GROUP). Any comment or post mentioning it, will be REMOVED and so will the member responsible. ** NO FREE READINGS ARE TO BE OFFERED AT ANY TIME ** **(If you have paid reading services to offer, see number 5 below).** ** NO SHARING OF OTHER GROUPS HERE. USE YOUR PERSONAL PAGE FOR THAT. ** **YOU MUST GET a member's PERMISSION before "PMing", "INBOXING", or "ADDING" them. (Ask in the comments section of posts)** If you get PMs by someone in this group that does not have your permission, tell ADMIN. If you allow yourself to get scammed through PMs, WITCHCRAFT FOR BEGINNERS is not liable. **NO SELFIES** (Be mindful, this is NOT A DATING GROUP. Members will be removed if attempting to use it as such)** **SALES POSTS ON SUNDAYS ONLY** **EGG CLEANSING POSTS ON SUNDAYS ONLY** **NO POLITICS** **NO MENTION OF V-I-R-U-S AND/OR RELATED** (Members will BE REMOVED if doing so). 1. BE NICE. No personal attacks, or rude behavior will be tolerated. It's ok to disagree with someone, but please keep it civil. 2. NO TROLLING. If you post about stuff that attracts negative reactions several times in a row, or something that will obviously upset people, the admin may consider it trolling. If a member is trolling please don't feed into it, let admin know. 3. NO BASHING OTHERS BELIEFS. No rude or disrespectful comments towards other member's belief systems, or practices. Like I said above, it's okay to disagree, but it's not okay to be rude about it. 4.NO PREACHING DOGMATIC BELIEFS. Comments about a "three fold law", the "ten fold law", statements such as, "If you do this and that, then demons will haunt you", or, "You'll have bad Karma". etc." are not allowed. (Such beliefs were invented to control people with fear). 5. SALES, PROMOTING MERCHANDISE. We allow sales promoting ONE day each week. That day is SUNDAY. ONE post. **(You must be a member of WITCHCRAFT FOR BEGINNERS to promote sales)**. 6. DO NOT BLOCK ADMIN, and/or MODERATORS. We can still see what you post, but cannot message you, thus moderate if needed. 7. DO NOT DISABLE MESSAGING for the same reason. Violation of these rules will result in a WARNING and repeat offenders will be REMOVED from the Witchcraft For Beginners group. If you have any questions, or concerns, feel free to PM an admin, and we will get it sorted out. *ADMINS* Avadar NightRaven (myself) Jade Snow.
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𝔹𝕦𝕕𝕕𝕙𝕚𝕤𝕞 𝕒𝕟𝕕 ℙ𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕪
𝔹𝕦𝕕𝕕𝕙𝕚𝕤𝕞 𝕒𝕟𝕕 ℙ𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕠𝕤𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕪 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘌𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺, 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺, 𝘵𝘰 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘉𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧; 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞, 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐥. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐥.
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Horoscopes, Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot
This group was created for you. It was created to motivate and empower you using the ancient studies of Astrology and Numerology. Higher Perspective seeks to bring together like-minded individuals focused on personal growth and expanding their consciousness. For daily horoscopes, moon readings, and numerology reports please download our mobile app: http://onelink.to/fptrev We hope you can use this online community focused on Horoscopes, Astrology, and Numerology in order to further your personal growth through connecting with other like minds around the globe. This group is full of awakening souls who are connecting and co-creating together, sharing their stories, sharing their wisdom and knowledge, love and respect for each other. Any posts of a religious or political nature or completely irrelevant to the group are not encouraged and will not be approved. We reserve the right to remove comments or members who do not follow these guidelines at any time. We always welcome members who wish to come back after they are willing to follow our guidelines and be respectful and act with integrity. We are one tribe and it is our responsibility on a personal, soul, and collective level to treat others with love, kindness, respect and integrity, at all times. We respect each and every member in our tribe regardless of their religious views, political views, race, sexual orientation, gender or identity and we believe we should all be treated equally. If you are looking to learn more about Astrology or you see number synchronicities like 11:11 or 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999 etc this is a safe space for you to come and learn and find your tribe! This group is to support the great shift in human consciousness and evolution of humanity. RULES: 1. ZERO harassment policy 2. No bullying (NO name calling, roast/callout posts, degrading comments, encouraging suicide, encouraging someone to harm another being in any way, and NO discrimination of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, weight, diet etc.) 3. No drama such as posting "bait" or political topics to incite arguments. 4. Minimal self promotion (Contribute to group discussions and post more than just your self/business promotions. This is decided at the active admins' discretion) HELPFUL TIPS: 1. Use the search bar in the group to search for topics/questions that you may find interesting. 2. Be mature and respectful (No bullying) when debating with one another. Realize we are all adults and allowed to have different opinions on various subjects. 3. Contact Higher Perspective and/or report posts and/or people that you find harmful to the group and/or its people. (You can find admins under group info in the member's section.)
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Tao & Zen Community Forum
"We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness." ~Thich Nhat Hanh The main guidelines of our forum are mindfulness, respect and compassion; the rest are details to help us interact from a place of peace, tolerance and acceptance. While our focus is on the nondual philosophy and practices of Taoism & Zen we are a diverse multicultural community, seeking to maintain a space where all feel welcome. Thoughtful observations about world problems are encouraged; however, please avoid posting topics and images that may be perceived as hostile, sales oriented, disruptive or disrespectful. Also, since we have over 8000 members here please do not flood the forum with posts (more than 2 posts/images per 24 hour period). Extra posts may be deleted by the admin team. Our key purpose here is *not* just to discuss spiritual issues and share memes but also to practice being kind, compassionate and gentle with one another. To apply the wisdom of Tao & Zen, not just talk about it. Self-moderation, spiritual growth and personal maturity is our purpose for coming together. With gratitude, Tao & Zen Community Admin Team "The highest good is like water. Water give life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao. In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season. No fight: No blame." Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Verse 8
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Islamic Pictures
Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. This is not a discussion group about wars or relationships. It's just an Islamic group! We are welcome to every one,this is Islamic group, but we invited all human beings to join, if you're non Muslim join and challenge us without insulting our religion For the sake of Almighty brothers and sisters in this group try to share some knowledge from Quran and hadiths and Islamic quotes Facebook team warned us because others people share spam post which against the Facebook community rules If you continued add some posts Facebook will disabled our group Please for the sake of Almighty brothers and sisters add something which is from our beautiful religion Let us learn from what we posts Alhumdulillah we all are one ummah we should help each other it's our group ��� To You Admins and moderator of this group Sometimes you are the one who approved spam posts If you not understand what member of this group post or share please don't approve the posts just leave the post one admin or moderator will approved Please if you joined this group for the sake of Almighty add your friends and family May Almighty Allah (Set) Bless us and our family members Insha Allah one day we will meet in jannah Ameen Ya Allah This message is from Your brothers and sisters in Islam The Admins and moderator of this group ��� Jazak Allah khair السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته. هذه ليست مجموعة نقاش حول الحروب أو العلاقات. إنها مجرد جماعة إسلامية! اهلا وسهلا بكم جميعا هذه جماعة اسلامية ولكننا ندعو جميع البشر للانضمام اذا كنتم غير مسلمين وتحدونا دون اهانة ديننا في سبيل الأخوة والأخوات في هذه المجموعة حاولوا مشاركة بعض المعارف من القرآن والأحاديث والاقتباسات الإسلامية. حذرنا فريق Facebook لأن الآخرين ينشرون رسائل غير مرغوب فيها تتعارض مع قواعد مجتمع Facebook إذا واصلت إضافة بعض المنشورات فإن Facebook سيعطل مجموعتنا من أجل الأخوة والأخوات القدير يضيفون شيئاً من ديننا الجميل دعنا نتعلم من ما ننشره الحمد لله كلنا أمة واحدة يجب أن نساعد بعضنا البعض إنها مجموعتنا ��� لك المسؤولين والمشرفين على هذه المجموعة في بعض الأحيان أنت الشخص الذي وافق على مشاركات الرسائل غير المرغوب فيها إذا كنت لا تفهم أي عضو في هذه المشاركة أو المشاركة في المجموعة ، فالرجاء عدم الموافقة على المشاركات ، فقط اترك المشاركة سيوافق عليها مشرف واحد أو مشرف من فضلك إذا انضممت إلى هذه المجموعة في سبيل الله عز وجل أضف أصدقائك وعائلتك جزاكم الله خيرا وبركاتنا إن شاء الله سنلتقي في الجنة ذات يوم أمين يا الله هذه الرسالة من إخوانكم وأخواتكم في الإسلام المشرفون والمشرفون على هذه المجموعة ��� جزاك الله خير
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Religious Tolerance
••••••••••• WARNING ••••••••••• We discuss some controversial & sensitive topics here! Members under the age of 18 should be guided by an adult. PLEASE REMEMBER Facebook's MINIMUM age is 13! ••••••••••• WELCOME! ••••••••••• This is a group associated with the www.religioustolerance.org website. Its intent is to promote religious tolerance and understanding. We hope that this will include: • Tolerance among faith groups or traditions within a single religion or secular philosophy. • Tolerance among different religions and secular philosophies. • Tolerance towards women and various minority groups. Guidelines for posting messages are listed at the end of this note. By "religious tolerance" WE DO NOT MEAN mean accepting all religious beliefs as equal and true. We define the term as valuing religious freedom, valuing religious diversity, and exhibiting opposition to discrimination against, oppression of, or denigrating others for religious reasons. By "religious freedom" WE DO MEAN to be free to personally adopt a religion, to change one's religious affiliation, to express religious beliefs and practices in the company of others, and — within reasonable limits — to promote their faith to others. This Facebook group is linked to the ReligiousTolerance.org website. With luck, the site will make it to its 20th anniversary online in April 2015. ••••••• POSTING GUIDELINES ••••••• The first three of the following guidelines were extracted from Sojourners Magazine's website at the suggestion of Roman Romaniuk: We ask that you: 1. Express your comments with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the group, especially toward those with whom you disagree — even if you feel disrespected by them. 2. Express your disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. 3. Do not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. Always extend the benefit of the doubt. 4. Refrain from criticizing an entire religion or group for the beliefs or activities of a small minority within that religion or group. ••• For more detailed guidelines, including advertising policy: https://www.facebook.com/notes/religious-tolerance/-group-description-principles-posting-guidelines/280011885343856 ___________________________________ Website Administrator & Group Creator: Bruce Robinson Group Administrator/Head Moderator: Roman Romaniuk Group Moderators: Tasha Stapleton, Bequi Marie, Joshua DeLapp, Saul Epstein, Ben Richardson, Ann Cummings & Sandy RedBird Harris. Group Technical Admin: Thom Frood
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Messianic Christians and Jews
The Shema is Our Creed: Hear O, Israel! YHVH is your God. YHVH is One שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד We, Spiritual and Physical Seed of Abraham: Rom. 11:16-18, "Now if the hallah offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole loaf. And if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you — a wild olive — were grafted in among them and have become equal sharers in the rich root of the olive tree, then don’t boast as if you were better than the branches! However, if you do boast, remember that you are not supporting the root, the root is supporting you." Continuity of Torah: John 5:46,47 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" Two Houses Become the Whole House of Israel: Eze 37:16,17 "... saying, And you, son of man, take one stick to yourself and write on it, For Judah, and for his companions, the sons of Israel. And take another stick and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions. And draw them one to one for yourself, into one stick. And they shall become one in your hand." We, Subject to Study and Application of Scripture: II Tim 2: 15, "Study to shew thyself approved [ready, prepared] unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the [W]ord of [T]ruth." How We Know We Love Him: 1 John 2:3-6, "The way we can be sure we know him is if we are obeying his commands. Anyone who says, “I know him,” but isn’t obeying his commands is a liar — the truth is not in him. But if someone keeps doing what He says, then truly love for God has been brought to its goal in him. This is how we are sure that we are united with Him. A person who claims to be continuing in union with Him ought to conduct his life the way He did." Studying the relationship between God and us, seen through the lens of Torah, reveals that Jesus' act of Salvation is the First Step toward a holy lifestyle of wholeness in HIM, made solely possible by being faithful to His mitzvot (commands/Word). YHWH seeks us diligently, fulfilling HIS Covenant with human-kind and the Children of Israel, teaching self-discipline and other-service to those who love Him. He loves us without fail, and knocking on the doors of our hearts asks that we let Him enter our lives... completely. We invite your commentary regarding anything Yeshua! We are here for you the same way the first century saints were there for each other as described in the Book of Acts and preceded in Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness and the Book of Esther. Bless YHVH, who in the role of Elohim (Creator) teaches us holy lifestyles, and bless YHVH, who in the role of Adonai (Landlord) redeemed us from our sinful lifestyles! Phil. 1:6, "And I am sure of this: that the One who began a good work among you will keep it growing until it is completed on the Day of the Messiah Yeshua." Walk in Yeshua's Shalom (שלום)
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Hare Krishna - Back To Godhead
Mission of this group is to flood the entire universe with an ocean of Krishna prema, pure love of Godhead. We want to do this because everyone here in this material world is suffering like anything being disconnected from their home and their actual identity. It's a horrible situation here. This place is a disaster area because nobody knows who they are. And without knowing who they are there is no question of their actually being who they are. Everyone here lives in a false dream of trying to be something that they are not. Therefore everyone in this place is miserable. So may the flood of pure love of God immediately inundate the entire universe to free these poor souls from their misery. If one comes into contact with Krishna Consciousness and executes the process under the guidance of a bona fide guide, he is sure to go back to Godhead svasty astu viśvasya khalaḥ prasīdatāṁ dhyāyantu bhūtāni śivaṁ mitho dhiyā manaś ca bhadraṁ bhajatād adhokṣaje āveśyatāṁ no matir apy ahaitukī "May there be good fortune throughout the universe, and may all envious persons be pacified. May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other's welfare. Therefore let us all engage in the service of the supreme transcendence, Lord Śrī Krishna, and always remain absorbed in thought of Him." — Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.9 Hare Krishna ... Bhakta Sanjay https://www.facebook.com/pratyatosa/videos/10207215174874183/
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Law of Attraction Magic
Welcome all "Law of Attraction Magicians"! We're so grateful for your presence here! POSTS SHOULD BE POSITIVE, EMPOWERING OR INSPIRATIONAL.A post should describe what you are for or favor, not what you oppose. (A more detailed guide is pinned to the top of the discussion page.) Advertising services and products, self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren't allowed. -------------------------------- Legal Stuff: As a Certified Hypnotherapist and Amazon author of the books "Beneficial Law of Attraction" & "The Manifest Mind", I believe that an integral part of our magical existence is the Law of Attraction-that it's happening within and without us all the time! I also believe the study of LOA is about mastering our Focused Intent for the most positive outcome. I strongly believe this is what we're learning during our earth experience and beyond. This group is mainly focused on discussing some of the basic and not so basic elements of Law of Attraction. All Hope Bradford or other information in all Hope Bradford pages or groups is intended as entertainment only and not as any form of advice. While I will try to keep posts as relevant and positive as possible on all my Facebook groups and pages, I (& whomever else I may appoint as administrator) am not responsible for posts that are inappropriate in any way, fraudulent, offensive and/or off topic. Additionally, I (& any other administrator) reserve the right to, without warning, delete posts that are deemed inappropriate in any way, fraudulent, offensive and/or off topic and/or to block you from the group. If any member believes they've discovered an inappropriate post, please notify us. Any and all Hope Bradford Book, e-book or other promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, manuscripts, quotations, illustrations and paintings, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed at all times! This places my Facebook content under protection of copyright laws. By this present communication, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook's direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. (The above text applies to all Hope Bradford Groups.) I am required by law to tell you that I may receive compensation for some products or services mentioned.
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KJV Bible believers
We pray this group becomes a Blessing to all. As we learn, share and fellowship in His word. This group was formed to teach and learn the word of God. No one person knows everything in the word of God. But with resources and fellowship. We will learn and grow together. As this group was formed to learn and teach. All questions are welcome and open to discussion. As long as it is about the word of God. But any debates on anything that turns into an argument or name calling will be removed. No youtube videos of preachers nor any movie renditions, and all scripture is to be KJV only no exceptions. Gods Holy word comes first in this group. If you have a problem with the word of God. Or you want to argue about the word of God. Then just maybe you are in the wrong group. Also this is not a group to sell things. Facebook has a program for that. If you want to sell something. Go with them, not this group. No solicitors for gofundme, or organizations etc., No political agendas will be supported or argumentative propaganda that is not KJV related and or supported. No Apocrypha teachings , No pictures of Christ accepted, There are no accepted poll question posts as they have no bearing on the word of God and create division. If you block an Admin, you will be removed from the group. Sorry, if you disagree with someone or an Admin. Talk to another Admin and pray about it. Like Moses had to delegate authority among the people. God is the leader in this group. ( I am talking about His Holy word is our guideline for rules. ) In which we must obey, no matter who does or doesn't like it. ( Including the Admin of this group. ) If something does not seem right it can be opened for discussion. Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. We must also include if anyone 'asked a question please be kind enough to comment, and or add your answer, it would be very appreciated for all members. God Bless. And as we all know, no one knows what Jesus looked like, please reframe from putting up post with pictures of men, and including scripture as if this is Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; God Bless. Pastor Brian Yow Pastor Allen Johnson pastor TE Dollar associate: Roo Conley
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Atheist vs. Theist Debates (LIMITED banning/NO blocking/NO reporting)
GROUP RULES 1 NO TROLLING, SPAMMING OR BAITING. This means no posts which have the sole intention of stirring up animosity and discord in the group. 2 NO BLOCKING. If you come to an admin or a mod with a legitimate reason for why you should be allowed to block someone. Blocking mods or admins gets you removed from the group. 3 NO ADS FOR OTHER GROUPS OR PAGES WITHOUT ADMIN AWARENESS. It is common courtesy. Before posting about other groups, let us know you're doing it, this also includes all other media platforms. 4 NO PREACHING. We are in this group to debate. Not to be preached to. We don't want to hear sermons. 5 NO PERSONAL ATTACKS. Considering we are hoping for civil debate, you would hope that would have to go without saying... however, some people lack that level of comprehension. Attack beliefs or lack thereof, not individuals. Personal attacks on admins/mods will get you a removal from the group. Have some respect, they are all volunteering their own free time to make this a troll free zone! 6 COMMENTS MAY ONLY BE TURNED OFF BY AN ADMIN. Turning off comments by the OP is usually a sign of their losing an argument, no removing posts or comments without permission. 7 NO PROFILE STALKING PEOPLE FROM THIS GROUP. When you go to someone's profile and troll their posts by being a douche. Instant removal. We are in a CLOSED group for a reason. 8 NO IMPERSONATING AN ADMIN/MOD. It is an attempt to intimidate someone. 9 NO NON-DEBATABLE MEMES OR VIDEO POSTINGS OR YOUTUBE CLIPS. If you post a meme or a video, make an Original Post in your own words to go with it to bring on a discussion or a debate. This isn't a group for taking shots at the "opposition". This is a group for DEBATE and actual DISCUSSION. Posts MUST include a question relating to theist/atheist debate. This rule is sacrament to the group. 10 IGNORE ADMIN TO YOUR PERIL. 11 NO POST AND RUN. If you make a post in here you are putting your opinion up for debate, if members comment on your post then they too are discussing your point, this is a debate forum. 12 YOU WILL BE MUTED FOR RULE BREAKS. Each time it gets longer until the fb limit is reached then you will be removed from this group. Mutings; 12 hr 24 hr 3 days 7 days *If admin spots trolling in here we WILL consider it open season and troll you back before we throw you out, no going through the strike system, we will NOT allow trolls of any kind and there are many. Do keep this in mind!
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Christians and Jews United for the Existence of Israel
Founder: Chip Williams Lynchburg, Va. If I can't see your full Facebook profile, you will not be added. Private message me and let me know a little more about yourself and why you want to join. I'm just being cautious. This is only for those of who I can't see your profile. Thank You and God Bless. First of all I want to say as administrator of this group anyone who wants to join and then spread hate on this group will be taken off and blocked from the group. Racism, antisemitism and cussing will not be allowed in this group. This group is for any Christian or Jew who loves Israel and the Jewish people and believes in Israels right to exist and that they are Gods chosen nation and the Jews His chosen people. Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. The term Christian Zionism was popularized in the mid-twentieth century, following the coining of the term "Zionism" in 1890. Prior to that time the common term was Restorationism.[1][2] Some Christian Zionists believe that the "ingathering" of Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. This belief is primarily, though not exclusively, associated with Christian Dispensationalism. The idea that Christians should actively support a Jewish return to the Land of Israel, along with the parallel idea that the Jews ought to be encouraged to become Christian, as a means fulfilling a Biblical prophecy has been common in Protestant circles since the Reformation.[3][4][5] Many Christian Zionists believe that the people of Israel remain part of the chosen people of God, along with the "ingrafted" Gentile Christians And if you are for gay marriage....... don't bother joining !!!
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Refuge Recovery
ABOUT REFUGE RECOVERY Refuge Recovery is a buddhist- inspired recovery program that uses mindfulness practice and the teachings of the Buddha as our path to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Learn more: https://refugerecovery.org Find an in-person meeting: https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. Find an online meeting: https://refugerecovery.org search location= "online". We recognize that substance use disorder is not the only cause of addictive suffering. We embrace those who suffer from addictions of all kinds, which are referred to as process addictions- which include: codependency, disordered eating, gambling, technology, sex and love addiction, shopping, or any other craving cycle that is creating stress. We are an international group of peer-led meetings. Meeting support is provided by our non-profit, charitable service organization, Refuge Recovery World Services. To learn more about the nature of our program, our guiding principles, how to start a meeting, and our organizational structure, please visit https://refugerecovery.org. RR FACEBOOK GROUP This closed Facebook group welcomes all Refuge Recovery participants as well as people new to recovery exploring the Refuge Recovery path. We encourage everyone to attend a meeting as soon as possible. MODERATION OVERVIEW This Closed Group is a co-created space, an extension of our sangha, where you may share your thoughts and insights related to your recovery journey and deepen your practice by engaging with fellow sangha members. For the benefit of everyone participating and as a way of honoring the purpose of the group, we ask that all participants follow the group rules which can be found below (on the group’s “About” page). The administrators will moderate proposed posts and ongoing discussions to ensure group rules are being observed. We all contribute to the well-being of this Group and hope that these guidelines contribute to our collective welfare on Facebook and in the wider sangha.
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THE RELIGIOUS DEBATE
The objective of this group is to give us all enlightenment, find ways to have a strong bond, promote harmony despite of our differences and not create war and divide us. Please refrain from posting topics not related to the groups purpose as a Religious Debate group if it is not in line with these guidelines, it will be removed. The rules of this group are enforced by its administrators: 1. Every topic can be discussed, every post can be commented. 2. Everyone who writes must respect the opinions of the other members. 3. Respect is key to a discussion, respect for other individuals and other ideas. 4. Foul language will not be tolerated, nor will any language that might offend or vilify other beings. 5. A commercial use of this group is not permitted; all post must be not lucrative in their nature. 6. Don't just post a meme or a link or if you do include what the debate topic is in a sentence or two. 7. Ad hominems result in instant removal. There are no need for these in healthy debate. 8. No preaching..... Failing to respect this rules will result in a warning from the administrators, further recurring infractions will result in expulsion from the group. The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate 1. Thou shall not attack the person's character, but the argument itself. ("Ad hominem") 2. Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person's argument a person's argument in order to make them easier to attack. ("Straw Man Fallacy") 3. Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole. ("Hasty Generalization") 4. Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming one of its premises is true. ("Begging the Question") 5. Thou shall not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause. ("Post Hoc/False Cause") 6. Thou shall not reduce the argument down to two possibilities. ("False Dichotomy") 7. Thou shall not argue that because of our ignorance, claim must be true or false. ("Ad Ignorantiam") 8. Thou shall not lay burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim. ("Burden of Proof Reversal") 9. Thou shall not assume "this" follows "that," when "it" has no logical connection. ("Non Sequitur") 10. Thou shall not claim that because a premises is popular, therefore, it must be true. ("Bandwagon Fallacy")
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Witches Academy (Learning Group)
Welcome my pretties! And welcome to the witchery path. induction of members as well as POLITICAL POSTS are Forbidden! Just a few rules to guide you, and get you started while on this page. Be sure to check out the documents section. you must be 18 to participate in this group! NO DIRECT SHARES FROM THE GROUP !! This will result in your membership privileges being revoked and permanent ban from the group. We protect the privacy of the group and its members. Direct shares violate this protection. Save to your devices then share. Witches Academy (learning Group) is Our sole property and can not be duplicated without our direct consent. 1.) If anything is posted that has nothing to do with witchcraft, or the learning of, the post will be deleted. If it continues, then the member will be removed. Try to keep it educational. Teach others as you would wish to be taught. 2.) No 100% nude photos allowed tasteful artwork is welcome within reason. 3.) No advertising, page, or group sharing or SELF PROMOTING OF ANY KIND! or SPELLS FOR CASH Is Allowed! Promoting without permission from an admin will result in immediate removal Seek permission for all advertisements First and No Go Fund me posts are allowed. 4.) No drama. No bashing one another. No judging others (ex; calling someone wrong or evil for not following the same path as you). 5.) Do NOT block an admin under any circumstances. If you have a problem with an admin, contact another admin to handle the issue. Blocking an admin is grounds for immediate dismissal of membership, no questions asked. 6.) We are a learning Group and not a crisis center for those suffering from addictions or mental illness or other ailments realize, you may find someone in our group you feel comfortable enough to speak with and receive assistance/advice but we do not sanction this and do so at your own risk we do not condone nor will we advise you on your condition or how to treat it! . any posts of such will be deleted if made publicly. 7.) Again we are a learning Group, witches whom are experienced and some are novice. Plz take responsibility for your actions while you are here, to incite novice practitioners to promote beyond their limits is reckless and that type of behavior WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! 8.) We are Not a dating site we do not condone meetings with other members we realize these things do happen, so if you do, Realize you do this at your own risk. and Men plz keep your dick pics to yourself''s, we ask all women here to report to any admin if they are sent such pics, we will deal with them with haste. 9.) We frown on REPORTING! We expect you all to conduct yourself's as adults while here! if a problem occurs Plz Feel free to PM an Admin with its regards, otherwise if you report, realize we will remove you also. all rights reserved! groups owners are; Carolyn Gardner/Rhiannon Gardner John Sweet/Earl Vidar Carolyn Gardner Raven.
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Polygyny and Temporary Marriage (Muta) in Islam (sunni, shia, all welcome)
Salaam alaikum, This is a group for the open discussion about the topics of temporary marriage (Muta), polygyny and other aspects of the Islamic marriage system, with an aim to revive these essential but abandoned Sunnahs. In addition we would like to offer support to those who are engaged in or thinking of becoming engaged in Polygyny and Muta, as support is needed in the face of societies demonisation of these forms of Islamic marriage. All are welcome to participate. We aim to minimise the editing and deleting of comments as much as possible, in order to allow the free thinking and dialogue. Comments will only be edited or deleted and warnings given to members if the following community rules are not followed: Basic rules of this group: 1. No swear words are permitted. However, criticising a topic, phenomena, personality or a person is permitted without using vulgar words, as long as the criticism is done in an academic manner with the aim to highlight or better understand a problem or phenomena. 2. No vulgarity. Discussions related to private human functions if necessary to study social trends or religious rulings, must be discussed in a professional and academic manner. 3. No obvious spamming/advertising of things which are completely unrelated to the theme of the group. 4. New posts should be directly related to the main topics and in English. Unfortunately we will need to delete post requests for un-related topics. This is to make it easy for readers to find the discussions related to the main topics. Exceptions will be made for long term members who very rarely make off topic posts and wish to post about a cause that is important to them. 5. This is primarily an education group about the Islamic marriage system. However, we encourage members to use our group to search for marriage, by making a post introducing themselves and stating that they are seeking a spouse. Unfortunately at this stage, due to a lack of resources and a small membership base we can not act as matchmakers. But we welcome members placing their own advertisement to introduce themselves.
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The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was "Arrrgh!" - Piraticus 13:7 Welcome to the official Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Facebook Group. ATTENTION! This is NOT an atheists club. Also, we are NOT anti-religion, we are anti- crazy nonsense done in the name of religion. There is a difference. Please take note of our group's rules and guidelines, pinned at the top of the page. Or click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181753425298669/permalink/528494790624529/ You can follow our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ChurchOfTheFlyingSpaghettiMonster For closet Pastafarians, we still maintain our formerly official, now secret group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204717621/ (contact the admins for more info) What do we stand for? - All that is good. What are we against? - All that isn't good. "The more you read about us, the more you're going to be persuaded that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the true Creator and that FSMism is the Best. Religion. Ever. Go ahead, try us for 30 days. If you don't like us, your old religion will most likely take you back. Unless it's the Jains, whose feelings are easily hurt." - Bobby Henderson "Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today's fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’s devout followers, a.k.a. Pastafarians? For some it’s the reassuring touch from the FSM’s 'noodly appendage.' Some love the worship service, conducted in pirate English and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb. Others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards. Religious holidays are every Friday, and Pastafarian heaven is way cool: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its match - and it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden." - The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Our sacred texts are: 'The Open Letter to the Kansas School Board' https://www.spaghettimonster.org/about/open-letter/ 'The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster' https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/78393/the-gospel-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster-by-bobby-henderson/ 'The Loose Canon. A Really Important Collection of Words' http://www.loose-canon.info/ If you want to make it to Pastafarian Heaven, be sure to follow our moral guidelines, the Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts: https://www.facebook.com/notes/church-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster/the-eight-id-really-rather-you-didnts/756081117816232/ Check our Guide to the Pastafarian Holidays to see which days have our special attention: https://www.facebook.com/notes/church-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster/a-guide-to-the-pastafarian-holidays/756485461109131/ In the name of the Pasta, the Sauce and the Holy Meatballs, RAmen! https://www.spaghettimonster.org/
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Proof Of Life After Death
Welcome! A place for EVP, Mediums, Light Workers, Reiki Healers, Psychics, Clair's, Scientific Researchers and those with a fascination and desire to learn with an open mind to come together to share our knowledge, findings, proof & ground breaking evidence. Our belief is that our loved ones move on to another dimension, they are still exactly the same, with that said we ask that anyone who wishes to post here understand that we have great respect for spirits and for the integrity of this group choose not to focus on scary/demon/zombie/ horror or fake photo shopped images or stories. *SPAMMING, we do not allow spamming in this group, that includes adding links under posts to groups, websites, youtube channels, blogs that lead members to free material with links to purchasing services or merchandise. However, if you feel you have a product or service that would be of interest to this group, please contact Rita Delmasto Talamo or Stephie Nuttall for advertisement consideration and special rates for our members. *ADVERTISING, if you have a product or service that you think would be of interest to our group please contact Rita Delmasto Talamo or Stephie Nuttall for advertising rates and consideration. Although we do appreciate spirit photography (Water ITC, etc.), we only allow the posting of exceptional photographs, (ones you can tell are actual spirits). If you have a photo you would like to share, please send it to an admin, if approved, the admin will post it for you and tag you for credit.This is done to keep our members from getting too many alerts from our page and to keep the integrity of this group). please visit our website at http://www.proofoflifeafterdeath.com
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New York City Jewish Singles & NYC Events Meetup For Jews -> JMeetup.com !!
WELCOME TO JMEETUP.COM This group is to meet Jewish friends to goto fun events and jewish events together like Shabbat dinner, Jewish Commerative Events, Hanukah and Purim Parties and all kinds of fun things like movies, bowling or meeting for dinner/drinks and open to other suggestions! If you are jewish and / or single, join this group ! Jewish singles ARE welcome, but you can attend events with your friend, boyfriend or girlfriend to expand your social circle or meet friends in a fun atmosphere :) One friday of every month we will go together to a Shabbat dinner in New York City (Manhattan) or out to eat at a local diner/restaurant. (and/or some of us will meet for a drink at a local bar or club). Meet other Jewish singles near you (age 18-35 in New York City / Brooklyn/ Long Island, etc)! Come to a Singles Meetup and flirt with fellow minglers for fun, friendship...and maybe more! Tell your friends to join our new facebook group, New York City Jewish Singles or NYC Events / JMEETUP.com :) ((Note : We are trying to cut down on the spam and assorted junk,, so no promoting businesses or other websites... Also, you should only be pitching stuff if you are actually part of the group/ meaning you attended a few of the past events and you know me / otherwise you risk getting banned from the group... We only want things shared that we know will be good events... Finally we are an American Jewish Group that speaks english, any post with ANYTHING in ANY language that is NOT ENGLISH will get you banned !!! Thanks ")
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Tanach Study Group
Shiurim on Chumash, Naviyim and Kesuvim (English Web-based lessons on the Hebrew Scriptures: Torah, Prophets and Writings) Welcome! We try to learn according to Talmudic principles (Masoretic text) in any scriptural interpretations. This group is about Tanach by Talmudic principles and not a forum for Bible debates. Posting Policy: Only posts that are consistent with Talmudic principles are allowed on this group's wall. If you try to ignore the rules you risk being banned. Feel free to post Pro Israel or Pro America links on my Jerusalem Defender group, but please do not risk scaring away people who do not follow groups with too many unrelated posts. Every post to a wall is a potential notification and some people are already getting 100 of them every few hours. If commandment or prophecy related, an otherwise non Tanach related topic IS relevant for this group. But please be selective for the sake of increasing Torah in the world. Thanks for listening! * * * * * If I happen to do anything right in this group I have to acknowledge that it is by the grace of God and the good instruction by my father Rabbi Leon Eliezer Friedlander, who was an Orthodox Rabbi, and the instruction of my rebbes, Rav Aharon Soloveichik, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahron_Soloveichik), and also Rav Chaim Yisroel Belsky who gave me rabbinical ordination. If, however,Heaven forfend, I happen to do anything wrong, that would be my doing. In such an event please stop, drop and look the other way so that my Torah teachers and I don't get too embarrassed. Thanks. It is appreciated. :) Rabbi Alan Betsalel Friedlander * * * * * Reuven Shefigal, our group instructor, draws upon his unique background that involves his personal history as a Ba'al Teshuva, returning to the folds of traditional Torah life, after having fallen into the deepest woes of secular life as a successful businessman in New York, and making aliya at the age of 30. Being a descendant of the famous Horovitz Rabbinic dynasty, which includes among others the Ba'al HaMeor, Shlah Hakadosh, Reb Shmelke of Nikelzburgh, and the Chozeh M'Lublin, he incorporates into his teachings a rare combination of Torah perspectives. Educated at Mesivta of Long Beach, Shar Yashuv of Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld Zt"l and Yeshiva Bnei Torah under Rav Israel Chait, student of Rav Yosef Ber Solovechik Zt"l, Reuven integrates chassidic and cognitive reasoning into a rich embroidery of individualistic and classical paradigms of Torah innovations, remaining loyal to halachic and philosophical creed. In addition, he has been the owner of the Oasis Cafe in the Jewish Qtr., and Neatzit, the innovative Talit and tzitzit and Judaica company, and radio host on Kol HaEmet and Radio HaAish Sheli, as well as a founder of the Carlebach Shul in Ramat Bet Shemesh. Reuven seeks through his divrei Torah to reach the sparks of Jewish enlightenment, that he is certain shine on in every Yid's and righteous gentile's eternal soul.
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Celtic Paganism
Cead Mile Failte! (group description, PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!) This group is dedicated to traditional Celtic Paganism, that is, Celtic Reconstructionism (CR), Druidry/Druidism, and Celtic Polytheism. Celtic Reconstructionism is a polytheistic, animistic, religious and cultural movement. It is an effort to reconstruct, within a modern Celtic cultural context, aspects of ancient Celtic religions that were lost or subsumed. Celtic Polytheism, as its name suggests, is polytheistic, believing in a number of different deities, and is also animistic, believing in local deities existing in natural objects. Religious beliefs and practices of the Celts varied throughout the different Celtic lands, which included Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Celtiberia, Gaul, Poland, areas along the Danube River, and Galatia in Turkey. There are many survivals of Celtic Pagan traditions in the lore and folk practices of the Celtic countries and the Celtic diaspora however some people do not find these folk traditions by themselves to be a whole or viable spiritual path. By studying the old manuscript sources and the regional folklore, combining this information with mystical and ecstatic practice, and working together to weed out the non-Celtic elements that can arise, we are nurturing what still lives and helping the polytheistic Celtic traditions grow strong and whole again. There is an excellent FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions with answers) for Celtic Reconstructionism here: http://www.paganachd.com/faq/whatiscr.html There is also a list of recommended reading at https://www.facebook.com/groups/34243960788/doc/10151371317835789/ Many of these texts are available on the net and some links are provided. Please note particularly that this is not a Wiccan group. We have the utmost respect for that religion, but due to the fact that allowing it here results inevitably in the loss of being able to talk about the religious expressions we do want to make space for, we have sadly had to prohibit its discussion except as it relates specifically to the topic of the group. This Celtic Paganism discussion group subscribes more or less to the standards of https://www.facebook.com/archuguarddog. To be blunt, racism will not be tolerated in this group, not even edge cases. password: aireachtail
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Pantheism
This is the most active Pantheism discussion board on the internet. "Pantheism essentially involves two assertions: that everything that exists constitutes a unity and that this all-inclusive unity is divine." (Alasdair MacIntyre, Ency of Philosophy, "Pantheism" 1971). This prominent definition is reiterated by philosopher Michael Levine who defines pantheism as the perception of "Divine Unity". http://www.pantheism.com for more **** Einstein, Spinoza, and other brilliant scientists, philosophers, artists, and thinkers speak of a God that is EVERYTHING, altogether. Is it time to reclaim the word God? All around the world, children are taught that God is limited; that God is a man; that God is not in control of "evil"; that God is angry and superficial. But some of us perceive that everything is God; everything is Divine. Thank you for joining us and "Like" the Pantheism fan page as well: http://www.facebook.com/pantheism.community **** By being in this group you agree to the following: * Public assaults are not tolerated. Avoid derogatory name calling and profanity. * Do not purposefully create conflict to gain attention (do not be a troll). * NO proselytizing: includes disrespectful promotion of (or preoccupation with) traditional theistic views in a pantheism forum, referring to God as "He", "Him" etc. Please keep in mind this group is about pantheism, where "God" (or "god") in this context means everything and does not mean a Christian, Muslim or any kind of theistic god. In speaking of those versions of god, please keep in mind where you are and please qualify your statements by stating that you are discussing the "personal god" or "Judeo-Christian God" etc. * NO political proselytizing: DO NOT ASSUME that all share your political concerns (veganism, your brand of environmentalism, libertarianism, etc.) Please relate your political opinions and concerns with discussions about pantheism. * Please stay relevant to topics. * Please assume good faith in others. We ALL slip up on occasion (i.e. get our feathers ruffled, etc.) and we all realize this happens. Avoid using Facebook's "blocking" feature in the group. * Please avoid removing your posts that have responses from others in consideration of those responses. * Please relate your post to the subject of pantheism. * Please do not advertise or post off topic items here. Posts that are judged off-topic, spam, click-bait, or promotional will be removed. USE, "REPORT TO ADMIN" ON THE TOP RIGHT OF EACH POST FOR VIOLATIONS. A warning, public or private, may be made prior to a permanent ban. If you do not respect these guidelines, you may leave the group at any time. This page is administered by volunteers (theparadiseproject.org) and is run as an independent freethinking forum for all. **** To turn off all email notifications: Account Settings>Notifications>Emails. Also, you can click on any group message on your Newsfeed and turn off Newsfeed updates as well.
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The Allah Team Study Group
The Allah Team is a society of individuals who come together for the collective cause of studying, researching, proving and defending the teachings of the Nation of Islam. We openly bear witness and recognize Master Fard Muhammad, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the divine reminder in our midst the Hon. Min Farrakhan. TO PROMOTE A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT! At This Time The Allah Team Staff would like to make a statement regarding conduct & behavior as it pertains to communication in this Study Group. The goal and purpose of this forum is to discuss material with the idea of coming to or reaching truthful solutions. In this process there will most definitely at times be disagreement. This is understood and expected, for to gain a solution or come to a clear conclusion of truth is a process. However the goal is to come to solutions. This is not always immediate yet it is the intended goal of this said group. Having stated that, this is the mindset that is encouraged in this environment. For this to happen it is imperative that the participants lead self with a high sense of character as one should expect from one’s own self, and encourage that behavior in others. For no one in one’s own right mind would desire to argue for the sake of arguing or prolonging the dear gift of time that we have, especially with the duty that has been given or is placed upon those that have the Knowledge of Self or are coming into the Knowledge of Self. This is not a group that is set up to entertain games or personal views of individuals regarding other individuals, shrouded in various subject matter. There are plenty of sites, groups, and threads with our people dedicated to personality. Although drama is the expected, embraced and loved order of the day, it is not the nature of the righteous, and it is not necessary to constructively build. In fact the idea that drama needs to be a part of the discussion is evidence of our fear as a people to be self authoritative. The inability to rule self lies more with our fear to step out there and trust our own selves, rather than any real lack of ability to do so. It is not the desire of The Allah Team Staff to censor people, most definitely not over disagreements regarding subject-matter. Islam is what the entirety of The Allah Team Staff practices and therefore we know and understand that Islam is highly impersonal. And We see it as such. As a people in pursuit of knowledge, it is desired that we would seek that which is truthful and beneficial to our condition as Black people. We will take steps to remove individuals and posts that are not conducive to creating and promoting the desired environment intended by the Allah Team Staff for this study group. It should be noted that if there is personal business to be discussed, it is best discussed in a personal environment except where the safety of another one of our precious brothers and/or sisters is involved. We pray that this will be received in the best manner as we move forward in this forum and beyond to make a better and new world/reality for our people and all the human families of the planet earth. Think Best of Self, Then Others! Leaving as I came with the science of civilization. Peace! Your Brother in Islam, Understanding (The Allah Team Staff). The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad Teaches on: The Arguer From the audio-taped lecture of The Theology of Time, October 29, 1972 "...As long as we seek to study how to be a greater arguer of each other, we'll never get no place in this world. I'm not here to do that. If you want to argue, then okay. I don't want to hear it. You can sit down! Be sane. Represent yourself as a sane person. If you say that you love your brother over there in New York, okay, prove it to me by showing that you love your brother in Chicago. We don't come for that. We don't come to argue. If you don't like what I'm saying, you don't have to take it." "In the Holy Qur'an it teaches Muhammad that Allah makes for him an enemy in every town that he goes in. That's to keep him always aware that you cannot get by without having enemies dissatisfied. There are those type of people who always want to make themselves heard and seen, seen and heard. Well it's alright, so long as your're helping the people. But when you're not helping the people, we don't care to see you nor hear you..." ~The Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad "Social media should facilitate the cause of friendship and the passing of knowledge. Create bonds and brotherly love." ~The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan
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Path to Jannah
WeAreIslam: Rules 1. Be sure that all posts and comments contain truth, with credible evidences. 2. As this is an Islamic group; no flirting or self advertising will be tolerated. 3. Always display mutual respect / honesty towards one another 4. No swearing/foul language / verbal abuse will be tolerated. 5. No racism/ discrimination of any kind towards anyone will be tolerated 6. No guilting / oppressing statements or forceful comments will be tolerated. (Keeping an open, accepting, and considerate state of mind is ideal). 7. "Haram" policing is not acceptable. 8. No displays on posts or comments regarding any acts or intentions of terrorism/ terrorist activity will not be tolerated ever. Any violation of the above rules can lead up to member deactivation. Why is my Post Deleted? Does it contain information of a meme that does not contain credible evidence? Is your post an advertisement for marriage? Are you spamming the group with advertisements? Are you advertising for your page or another Islamic or non-Islamic page? Did you use foul language? Are you engaged in sectarian bickering or other arguments with others? Does you post attempt to "advise" someone by guilting them into it? (Posts that fall into this category are often about polygamy and Hejab, topics which will be deleted before the discussion gets out of hand) Is your post an example of "Fiqh Police." Is the post attempting to cause fitna within the group or between the group and admins? Does your post contain violence or bloody images? Or dead people? Is your post about a controversial local or national issue or person asking people to take a "stand" on this issue? Hadeeth rejectors are welcome to take their concerns OFF this page. They will be deleted and blocked. And it goes without saying that any post related to terror or terrorism will cause the poster to be immediately blocked and the post deleted. Please note that the admins will, at their discretion, remove any post that does not advance the mission of Path to Jannah. Please remember that this is an international site and the posts should center on Islamic issues. Also, please have patience with each other and use proper adab to correct each other.
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Zen
This is a group open for discussion about: Zen Buddhism, Chan, Taoism, their Practice and related subjects, with an emphasis on Zen. Members are expected to have a commitment to practice, or interested in beginning one. You won't find The Truth here, nor is it encouraged to claim that you know It. Many little truths though, will be welcomed and appreciated. We can all share our own experiences, learn something new and have fun. It is the admins' intention for the group to be informative for beginners, engaging and pleasant to all. Please remember to treat each other kindly, and refrain from any hurtful types of comments. Members neglecting the guidelines will be removed by the admins if warnings are ignored, and/or banned without further explanation. We hope that you are enjoying the group discussions and that you feel free to contribute. Please ask any questions if anything is unclear to you. * All posts are approved by the group administrators. * No solicitation posts will be accepted, regardless of the content. * New Age posts (including Osho) will be deleted, while comparison with similar original teachings (like J.Krishnamurti, Advaita, Dzogchen, etc.) is welcomed to a certain extent. Also, this group is not intended for political discussion, such posts will be deleted. Members posting advertising and hate posts will be banned permanently. * Memes (infographics), videos, quotes and links are only welcomed if they're accompanied with an explanation for further discussion. If not, they might be forwarded to our Zen Group Members’ Page: https://www.facebook.com/ZenGroupMembersPage The intent of the group is to generate discussion, not to share posts without personal reflection. Exceptions will be made depending on the merit of the intended post. * All posts’ privacy settings need to be PUBLIC. If the privacy settings are limited we cannot put your post either in the group nor move it to the page, and it will be deleted, unfortunately. Find out how to change a post's privacy setting here: https://www.facebook.com/help/120939471321735 * Posts in other language must include an adequately understandable English translation. * In order to assure the authenticity of Zen related literature posted we ask that you include a reference when possible. Any literature submitted for posting without an author or Sutra reference may be deleted. If your posts don't show up in the group they may have been moved to the Zen Group Members' Page or not posted at all according to the above guidelines. The group was created in 2006, and the active group administrators are: Brian Whitmarsh, Chris Bristow, Daniela Solis, Robert Epstein, Ron Stevenson and Ana Anna. Blocking an admin will result in one's removal from the group.
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Gypsie Witch craft
Rhianna’s Gypsiewitch Craft Group; The place for wisdom for the witch. Merry Meet & welcome to all who visit my home. My name is Rhianna I am a 5th generation Tatcho Romany Gypsie {A true black blood Romani} & Hereditary Wytch, originally my family came from Southern Ireland and Wales I now live in the Channel Islands where some of my clan moved to, we are from the Lohar and Welsh Kale clan, most of our men worked with horses and animals and the woman told fortunes. We are related to the Buckland clan .On the left hand margin you will find out what hereditary Witches are and what Romany gypsies Witches are and how the two go together. A clan can be just one family or an unlimited number living together. It is still illegal to be a Witch & read the Tarot, in Jersey. The UK witchcraft laws of 1951 were never repealed in the Channel Islands, so life can be challenging. I am also the High Priestess of "The Coven of the Silver Wheel” I am a 3rd degree Wytch, so I teach others in my Coven and also through workshops. I have also appeared on 103 Peter Macs breakfast show and with Richard Letto at Radio Jersey, Radio 5 Live, ITV Channel news and the Jersey Evening Post as well as Chat its Fate Magazine and 247 magazine. I am also feature on the BBC radio Jersey web site in a discussion about being a Witch and also on the places that inspire my page, I have also held a platform show at Maison Gorey Hotel and taken part in the Hippy Fairs and Psychic Fairs. I have 2 sons who are taught my way of life just as I was. We live a very traditional Romany life we grow and harvest herbs, make our own magical tools and live in accordance with the Old Ways & the Wheel of the Year. I embrace my heritage as do my clan, I read the Tarot every day and have clients from all over the world and many testimonials. There are many pages on this site one of them is called Clan Names if you know you Romany Clan name please add it to the list. Also if you have a Hereditary Wytch linage there is also a page for this again please add you information. I have worked hard to make this site a friendly safe place for people who are like minded and wish to learn any questions please ask. All I ask is that we are all considerate of each other’s thoughts & feelings, and sensitive to all our needs. We are all here to learn and help each other, this is not just a site it is a clan {Irish for family} I hope all who enter here are happy and find a wealth of knowledge, I have no certificates on my walls only a verbal knowledge passed down through the generations and a love of what I do, so come in and join the clan. This site is all my own work and is copyright and not available to be used anywhere else @rhiannagalvinhughes1990. © March of 1990
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Taoism
Taoism is the simultaneous cultivation of body, mind, and spirit. It is both a religion and a philosophy. This group is for any followers of the Great Way. The religion of Taoism is better practiced than spoken of. The philosophy of Taoism is best laid out in the Lao Tzu Ching, Lieh-tzu Ching, and the Chuang Tzu Ching, and many other canon texts are important. Books such as the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff and Change your Thoughts and Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Wayne Dyer, no matter how personally relevant, have no place in a serious inquiry and accurate understanding of Daoism. Respectful postings are encouraged. Be forewarned this group is active, and alive with perspectives that may differ from yours. Wannabe gurus, personal promoters, and salesmen all post spam, which is unwanted content, and will be immediately deleted. Likewise political agendas, personal attacks, off-topic posts, thread deletions, and generally rude posters also get shown the door. The authentic seeker has no reason to worry about posting here, but the spammer should understand there is a zero tolerance shown for unwanted content. Also included in this spam definition are posters, who copy and share memes in multiple groups, often including chapters of copy-righted content, or inspirational posters on the group wall, making discussion difficult. Instead of creating discussion, this content is treated like scripture, beyond commentary, and will now no longer be allowed. Posting in threads for this group to be a different sort of Daoism, one closer to your own interpretation is not only impossible, but not really desirable. If you get what's to be gotten here, chances are your interpretation of Daoism will change, expand, and overcome self defined definitions which limit your appreciation for this vast and multivariate tradition, which is our goal.
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Islamic Christian Spiritual and humanitarian (for those seeking knowledge)
All Posts should to be in English or Quranic Arabic an understandable language namely English, which everyone (not some) can understand. Mutual respect is required please on this platform: - No abusive language - No ridiculing or stereotyping - No derogatory speech - Do not insult, ridicule, or mock God Allah AND/OR any of the Prophets or racial political beliefs. - Do not insult, ridicule, or mock anyone whether you are a Muslim, a Christian, or you belong to any other faith or creed or political alignment. This group is for African Ancestral Spirituality/ Muslims Islam/Christians/Christianity/Jews African Spirituality/Hebrew Israelite/Kemet Orthodoxy and ALL spiritualities and ALL religions (for those who are seeking knowledge enlightenment and true guidance) فَلَنَقُصَّنَّ عَلَيْهِم بِعِلْمٍ وَمَا كُنَّا غَآئِبِينَ Glory be unto You! We have no knowledge save that which You taught us; indeed You are All Knowing, All-Wise. المجد عليكم! لدينا أي علم بحفظ تلك التي علمتنا؛ وفي الواقع أنت كل معرفة، وكل من الحكمة. No Trolling~ - Mutual respect - No abusive language - No ridiculing or stereotyping - No derogatory speech - Do not insult, ridicule, or mock God Allah AND/OR any of the Prophets or racial political beliefs. - Do not insult, ridicule, or mock anyone whether you are a Muslim, a Christian, or you belong to any other faith or creed or political alignment. This forum is for sharing knowledge and friendly debate. No 'like my page' and 'Advertising other groups' is permitted nor the promoting of 'Political agendas'. All such things relating to the above will be deleted on the spot including 'teaching Quran' Haters of Islam and Muslims (including shia), wahabi or Haters of Christianity and Christians, will have their comments automatically deleted automatically. Bigotry racism whether it be black or white and intolerance will not be accepted. FAILURE TO BEHAVE AND TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING BANNED or MUTED ON/FROM THIS GROUP! Please read the following group rules before posting: Once your initial membership has been accepted, 'ALL POSTS' must be in clear (understandable to all) English or Arabic (language of the Quran as revealed to us by rasulullah (SWA) and understandable to all members including pictures. The practice of 'DON'T SCROLL DOWN WITHOUT SAYING/TYPING), ..... or 'WHO'S ONLINE TO SAY' ..... etc.. etc.. are (NOT PERMITTED). The promoting of or 'Please join our group' or 'Please like my page' will and is not permitted. All such posts will not be approved or if in some cases sometimes mistakenly approved or posted on the group, they will be automatically deleted and may lead to banning and the termination of membership by our Admins. This is at the request of members. Jazaak Allaahu Khayran” for or your patience and understanding in this matter (Admin)
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Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Islam (MUBaSI)
My heart aches, my brain boils and the river of liquid flows from my eyes when i see borned Muslims diverging from the RIGHTEOUS religion either due to ignorance, poverty or marriage! Because we all know that no knowlegeable Muslim will leave this religion for any other else he is cursed as the Almighty Allah anza wa jalla has already enlighten us in the Holy Qur'an that: And whoso seeks a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the life to come he shall be among the loosers Q 3:86 As Muslims, we are bound to love and obey all the Prophets as illustrated in the verse below: say, 'we believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and other Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit'. Q 3:85 and the Mighty Allah anza wa jalla make Islam surpasses every other religions He it is who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions; And sufficient is Allah as a Witness Q 48:29 The rate at which Muslims and Islamic knowlegde are deteriorating especially in Africa isn't impressive at all. It is our duty as Muslims to enlighten each other, let's propagate Islam, let's progress in dawaah, let's shows the world that we are the one on the right path. As it is said in the holy Quran 'surely, the true religion with Allah is Islam...' let's interract peacefully with everyone in the world so as to become a good ambassador of Islam as it is a Muslim's duty to be a good neighbor and is a Muslim's duty to be willing to discuss Islam with each other. May our Kareem Lord guide us to know the Truth as truth and make us follow it. May He, out of His sheer generosity help us to realise the falsity of falsehood and turn us away from it. Surely, He is able to all things!
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Atheism United
A place to unite all atheists around the world so we can discuss our differences and what we have in common without religion blocking our path. This is the official facebook group for atheismunited.com. Atheism United lists every single site for non-believers that the atheist community can collectively find. The list is a wiki and anyone can put their own site on it. The site will serve as a starting point to unite all atheists. This type of universal support for all of atheism has never been seen. A passive marketing campaign will find a great many "new" atheists. Anybody who links to the extensive list of atheist sites or promotes it on social networks is helping to raise the search engine value of all atheist sites listed. Please promote this page: http://www.atheismunited.com/wiki/Huge_list_of_atheist_agnostic_skeptic_humanist_websites Help support the project by using this link to access Amazon before you shop: https://amzn.to/36x3amF The internet has helped atheists in many ways. We've found each other, we know we're normal, and we know we can educate more people about the facts and myths of who we are. We know doing so will lead others to accept us, and maybe even agree with us. Atheism United will help tell that story and encourage a whole new audience to be part of the conversation. This project lifts the Google worth of every single atheist website in the world. In doing so it helps advance our ideas further when compared against the outdated ideas of our counterparts. Rationalism and science must prevail, together we can play a role in that. If you have been invited to this group by a friend, it is because we assume you would want to be part of a project of this magnitude and importance. Please don't take it out on your friend for Facebook's lame invite/add2group functionality. Note: this group is not for theists. There are numerous Facebook groups created specifically for atheists and theists to converse. This group will remove anyone in support of theism here. We want to discuss the world without religious thinking interfering with thoughtful dialogue.
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The Wiccan Facebook Support Network
The promotion of Paganism and Wicca as a positive religious study and presence. WE DO NOT ADVERTISE OTHER THAN IN THE DESIGNATED FILE AREA! You will be removed from the group if you continuously ignore this rule! Please, join and discuss! Most topics are okay to discuss, as long as the outcome abides by the Wiccan Rede and does not contain dark or black magick. Topics must be legal and non-flaming. While we do encourage discussion, both pro and con, let's keep it polite and non-insulting. Feel free to discuss things non-Pagan too! We're all here in kind and as brothers/sisters... it's always good to have insight into other things from people who are like-minded, however due to the massive volume of post requests, many subjects are not let through due to repetition of material! Also note that if you are not Wiccan, please be respectful of the Wiccan path, as this is a Wiccan Support group. We welcome all. If you have a subject you would like to teach or share information on, please submit it in our file tab so we may have it available for members to locate easier! Please note that we have a balance we have created and in that balance you must reside while a part of the group. Your personal interests are your own. If you share with the group, the group may discuss it, but please do not bring other peoples personal information into the group. If you know of someone (person, child, or animal) who may be in danger or threatened, please alert local authorities, Facebook, or an admin. If you can, screen shot the material online (shift + print screen, open Paint, then paste and save as jpeg). Please do not discuss these situations in with the group. We also do not encourage "soul swapping" "speaking with ill-intented spirits" "drinking blood" "scaring your parents" or anything that causes discomfort or ill feelings. You have been warned. PEOPLE WHO FLAME, INSULT OR ARE RUDE IN GENERAL WILL BE REMOVED. we do give warnings for minor offenses, but if you think your post will be flagged for removal, it will be and should not be posted in the first place. ALL MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, NO MATTER YOUR PERSONAL BACKGROUND OR RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE WILL POST IN ACCORDANCE TO THE WICCAN REDE. This is not negotiable. If you are not Wiccan, abide by our tenet while in this support group. If you have suggestions or information you wish to share, feel free to talk to Janille, Linda, or Stevie. You can even post it yourself!!! All posts must be approved by an admin before they will be admitted to the wall for easier monitoring, we are very sorry for this inconvenience. As a side note, it is important to note that we are not a dating site. We are not here for "hook-ups" or making people feel harassed, so if a member asks that you respect them, do so. Please note that plugging other groups, including your own, is no longer allowed. Please do not use our group as a way to advertise your wares or pages.
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Raising a Family in Torah
*There are 3 questions that must be answered to join. If you have trouble seeing them, please contact an admin. Thanks! * Raising a family in this world is hard. Being Messianic Torah Observant makes it that much more difficult, at least in some ways. In others, it makes it so much more simple! If you are anything like me, you enjoy talking to other people with similar beliefs about the joys and struggles of life and raising your children, grandchildren and spiritual family. Well this is the place to do just that! I want this to be a place of safety, a place to be able to ask each other anything and everything regarding raising a family in Torah. There are plenty of other groups to discuss the "finer points" of what we believe. So please keep those types of discussion on pages that are meant for that. This page is designed to be your go to page for parenting advice from your peers, sharing proud parenting moments as well as parenting "failures". Let's face it we have all made mistakes here and there, sometimes it's nice to be able to share those moments and get comments so you know you are not alone. I hope you all enjoy your time in this group! Shalom CJ Below is a list of rules for the group. Please read these and answer the questions for joining the group. Requests for joining without answering the questions will not be approved. No teachings from outside sources. Sharing names of specific people or ministries that you listen to or follow is acceptable. But sharing all the various teachings is no longer allowed. It takes too much time for the moderators to “vet them out” as to what is acceptable for the group and what is not. These teachings also tend to start a lot of debates and arguments. So, please no more links to teachings. Personal “live videos” and interactions with others is acceptable, but please try to keep these family oriented. No corrections on name pronunciation / spelling. We all have our preferred way of saying the Names and our reasons for such. Correcting others tends to lead to arguments. If someone asks specifically about the subject, feel free to share what you use, but do not correct others on what they feel is correct. No corrections about dates or calendars. This is another topic that tends to lead to arguments. If someone asks specifically about this, feel free to share what you use or the dates you are using, but do not correct others on what they follow. Be kind and courteous. Absolutely no insulting, belittling or slandering. Any comments or posts like this will be removed. If the same person has several comments or posts removed, they will be removed from the group. If you see any comments or posts like this, please tag a moderator or admin so we can review it and remove if inappropriate. No foul language. We are not a marketplace. If you are active in the group, you can share things for sale. But please don't abuse this. If you are not active, they will be removed.
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Atheist Meme Repository
Hello, and welcome to Atheist Meme Repository. This group is here so that we may find and share atheist memes of all kinds; from the very funny, to those that are more to the point &/or serious. Memes are one of the most effective ways to share thoughts and make people aware of things. Thus, it is important to have groups and sites where people can help better educate and inform others of important facts & information. Rules: We operate mainly on the honor system here. Admin relies upon members to report items to the Admin. No reporting to Facebook. Facebook already removes enough of our material as it is. Anyone caught reporting to FB instead of group Admin will be removed from the group. Update: Sometimes there are subjects presented which not everyone agrees with. However, a word of caution, there should be no name-calling of either other members or of the Admin. No personal insults, or any other form of attack upon individuals here. Doing so, will get you tossed out. We can agree to disagree and do so without resorting to the same things that we see in the patently religious. I guess that I have to add that there will be no advertising or promotion of ignorance, superstition, or religion of any kind. Please be aware that 'MeToo' is considered another belief-based religion here. And that is simply because they promote belief, over actual evidence. With that in mind, enjoy! And, please remember to share the great memes when you can. Cheers!
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Witchcraft / Wicca for beginners
A place where like minded people can spread the craft through giving. If you no longer need an item post it here and if you are in need then ask away. All I ask is that once an item is gone or given then the post be removed to keep the group easier to scan. I also ask that if you take something then please find something to offer to keep this going. I will be working on wands and staffs shortly and they will be made for your needs but they will be done on my time and will be free. Feel free to post ads for things people can use from elsewhere as well. As we grow we are starting to see many repeat posts. We are going to start filtering posts and make more pinned announcements. New announcements 1 will be for introductions. We love our new members but posts are getting lost when we have 30 new member posts saying hi a day. Instead of approving those posts we will make a thread just for saying hi and pin it in the announcements tab for the group. 2 we are adding a spot for readings. If you need a reading that is the place to politely ask for one or post your questions and pictures about a reading in. We already have several others pinned 1 Crystal's and their uses 2 pdf for witchy books. These are free downloadable books to help get you started. If you need a book recommendation this will also be the place to ask that. 3 skipper gills class papers on native american witch craft and other beginner information. Very good reads 4 location. Looking for other witches post here to find people in your area. I am going to clean this post if you see your state or location already posted please reply to the comment. Don't make another comment saying blah. 5 all our sabbath's and how to celebrate them are pinned. 6 Live video schedule. Almost every Tuesday at 8pm cst we broadcast a live video about a topic. If you'd like to request a topic that tread is the place to do it. 7 Useful witchy memes If you have any questions about this change or want to make a suggestion or have a problem in the group our admin and moderators are Ambi Grandon Natalie Mathewson Audrey Ann Gonyeau Skipper Gill Rose Jackson Brittany Berg Weimert The Witches Closet BLESSED BE...
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Sabbath Keepers Worldwide
This group has been created for Sabbath Keepers to meet, fellowship and network with other Sabbath Keepers. There are millions of people who still observe the 7th Day Sabbath (sunset Friday to sunset Saturday) as the correct day of worship and this is a forum for us to come together get to know one another and to strengthen the Kingdom of God through our oneness and unity. We are most appreciative for anyone who stops by to fellowship and wants to know more about observance of the 7th Day Sabbath, however, this site is not intended to be and will not be used as an open referendum for debating the relevance of the observance of the Sabbath. We also endeavor to do all we can to maintain a safe, orderly environment where group members actively participate and enjoy the fellowship without fear or judgment from others. We know that there are thousands of congregations throughout the world that worship on the Sabbath and we would love to hear from you and to be in fellowship with you! Yes, we recognize that although many people worship on the Sabbath, there are many different beliefs...but that's ok! We're not focusing on doctrinal differences here! If you Keep the Sabbath, we want to befriend and fellowship with YOU! Our Goal is to meet and network with at least 25,000 Sabbath Keepers over the next year! When you decide to request our friendship, please tell us: Your Church Name, Pastor, Address, Phone, E-mail and web info, along with your service schedule and we will help get the word out about your ministry. We want to meet pastors, saints and friends who celebrate the Sabbath worldwide to expand the circle of fellowship! Pastor G. Avery Wilson Founder GAveryWilson@gmail.com Note: Please review the SKW GROUP RULES OF ENGAGEMENT in the "Files" section of the group.
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Recovery Dharma
We are a peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, self-inquiry, and community. The intention and purpose of this group is to support people’s recovery and to discuss ideas and questions directly related to using the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the Five Precepts to recover from addictions of all kinds. We are inviting folks to take ideas and questions about the *organization* Recovery Dharma to the “RDC Business Sangha” closed group. PLEASE READ GROUP RULES AND AGREE TO THEM WHEN APPLYING TO JOIN! We welcome you to the Recovery Dharma Online Sangha. This group is for those who support our mission and want to help Recovery Dharma grow and prosper. It is a space to discuss and collaborate on the future of the organization and movement, and to support each other on this path. As a reminder, when engaging on this social media platform, we ask you to remember our agreement when entering into the online group: -To use wise speech and engage in a collaborative and supportive manner. It is beneficial to pause before responding to a post, noting any feelings and reactions arising. Then ask yourself: -Is what you are saying well-intended? -Is it aimed to support rather than tear down? -Is it true, or is it blown-up out of proportion, taken out of context? -Is it beneficial, or is it driven by reactivity? -Is it harsh? Meaning is it inflammatory, dismissive, or aggressive. -Speech can be firm and intense; but is it blaming, shaming, or prosecuting? May we each speak that which is true and useful, refrain from speech that harms our community, and develop conscious and clear communication by reflecting on the above so that we may cultivate the quality of kindness and honesty within our connections. Members who cannot hold this agreement with integrity will be asked to reflect, and if the behavior continues, they will be told to leave the group. __________ About Recovery Dharma: As was announced on July 6, 2019, the Refuge Recovery Board and Noah Levine have agreed to settle the Board’s lawsuit and Noah’s counterclaims. In the wake of the settlement agreement, a new non-profit has been founded to ensure continued support for our community. The tentative name is Recovery Dharma. The ideals, aims, and structure of this organization will be decided by the community itself. One of the first tasks of the new organization will be to elect a board that represents the diversity and breadth of those it represents. We are working on a survey to be released in the coming days so we can begin this conversation. This is a new journey for all of us, and one we begin with hope and compassion as well as excitement about the opportunity to form a truly grass-roots organization to support all who seek to end the suffering of addiction. In Service and With Metta, Your Admin Team
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Islamic Polygyny( Muslim American)
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem; Inshallah, this group's purpose is the education and support of Islamic marriage and the practice of polygyny. As such, we would like to give some "ground rules" for participation that will help attain the maximum benefit for all. Suggestions are welcome also, inshallah. 1) Please keep your posts on the subject matter - no advertisements, invites, or discussions of other...r agendas. 2) When in disagreement with a post, please remember your adhaab, and how to agree to disagree. 3) The group is not for seeking marriage, but for education and support of marriage. 4) Disrespect of any kind will not be tolerated. The rule is "three strikes, you're out"....you will be gently reminded of transgressions twice, the third offense kicks you out! The subject matter of this group can be very beneficial and enjoyable, inshallah, if we all maintain consciousness of the fact that we are on a journey together - toward the Good Pleasure of Allah and Jannah! Polygyny Not Polygamy Webster’s New World Dictionary defines polygamy as "the practice of having two or more wives or husbands at the same time." Since Muslim women are not allowed to have two or more husbands, let’s find a better word: polygyny. The same dictionary defines polygyny as "a practice of having two or more wives at the same time." Polygyny Polygyny was practiced, often without limitations, in almost all cultures. Various religions approved of it and practiced it before and after Islam. Several of the Prophets, mentioned in the Torah and the Bible, had more than one wife. Today it is being secretly practiced by at least 30,000 middle-class Mormons in the USA. However, it is no secret that polygyny of another sort is also being practiced in America and Europe: the practice of having a mistress or mistresses. The difference is that while the non-Muslim male has no legal obligations or responsibilities towards his second, third or fourth mistresses and their children, a Muslim husband has complete legal obligations and responsibilities towards his second, third, or fourth wife and their children. "And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan-girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice." (An-Nisa’ 4:3) From this verse it becomes clear that polygyny is not mandatory, but is permitted and is Sunnah. Dealing justly with one’s wives is an obligation and this applies to housing, food, clothing, kind treatment, etc. If a husband is not sure of being able to deal justly with them, then he is commanded to marry only one.
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A Daily Dose of Talmud: Daf Yomi for Everyone
Welcome to My Jewish Learning’s daily Talmud study group! This is your space to ask questions, share observations, and discuss one of Judaism’s most sacred and beloved texts: the Talmud. Around the world, tens of thousands of Jews participate in Daf Yomi (literally “a page a day”) — a program to read through the entire Talmud, one page every day. Since the Talmud is 2,711 pages, that takes about seven and a half years. January 5, 2020 marks the beginning of the next cycle — the 14th since the “world’s largest book club” began on Rosh Hashanah in 1923. My Jewish Learning offers a daily email for the first tractate of the Talmud, tractate Berakhot, which deals with Jewish blessings. Berakhot will be read from January 5 to March 6, 2020. You can sign up here to receive a daily email about each page in your inbox: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/get-your-daily-dose-of-talmud/ We call this series “A Daily Dose of Talmud: Daf Yomi for Everyone” because it is meant to be accessible to both newbies and people who have studied Talmud for a long time but know, like the ancient rabbinic sage Ben Bag Bag, that if you keep turning it and turning it, you will find more, indeed everything, in its pages. IF you're joining us later in the cycle, or would like to go back and read previous emails, or even get a bit ahead, you can always view everything that has been published in our archive, updated daily. We publish the emails online 18 hours before we actually send them: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/category/study/jewish-texts/berakhot/ We encourage you to sign up for our email series, and then come discuss what you’re learning on this page. Talmud is traditionally learned with a havruta — a peer partner. In this group, thanks to the wonders of technology, you'll have many! Even if you don’t follow along with our emails, you are welcome here to discuss Talmud — especially the page of the day — as long as you are respectful and curious. Welcome!
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Supporters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This group is hosted by 490 Outreach and is for those who are interested in or curious about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, It also aids current members by providing a variety of memes and quotes and clips and such all pertaining to the faith in a positive and uplifting way. This group is in conformance with the Handbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is classed therefore as an "unofficial" group, that is, an informal group of supporters comprised of the lay membership and those friendly to the Church. All groups, pages and blogs not owned and operated by the Church MUST be designated that way. We strive to make sure that all posts, memes, clips and quotes in this group are purely in keeping with the truths of the Church. We avoid linking to any group, page or social media site that is not in keeping with the rules of the Church. We have no politics or contention here. Our title is derived from the Handbook, that is to say we are Supporters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but are not ourselves speaking for the Church in any way, shape or form. We are not authorities in the Church, only members, fans, admirers, investigators and such, who wish to spread the Word and the Truth. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Dean West at 217-720-2568, or by message or by email at clemens177@hotmail.com www.fourninetyoutreach.org
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Latter-day Saint Safe Haven
This is a place where investigators, new converts, and life-long members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can share uplifting scriptures, quotes, and experiences, and ask questions and give answers in a respectful manner. This is not an apologetics group, and will not have debate about religion, but honest discussion about the beliefs and practices of the Church. We do not support contention or criticism, so as to invite the spirit in as we teach and learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In order to keep this place a Safe Haven from the contentions or distractions of the rest of the world, we have some specific RULES we ask that you follow: 1. BE RESPECTFUL to one another. No threats, harassment, crude or rude behavior. Try not to assume the worst from someone else if they say something that you do not agree with. 2. HUMOR is fine, but please do not post jokes that come at another person or group’s expense. 3. NO POLITICAL DEBATES or posts allowed, especially those of a partisan nature. This applies to politics inside and outside of the United States. This is a group whose members span all over the globe. Part of the point of this group is to have a safe breathing space to escape such things, as explained above. There are other LDS groups that allow for such discussions, but this is not one of them, and we are very adamant about this. 4. NO SPAM. No personal or business advertisements. This also means limiting the amount of posts you make each day. It's hard for us admins to manage when one person is posting 20+ things a day, especially within minutes of each other. So please be courteous in this regard. If we find multiple Watch Parties for the exact same video, we will likely delete some of them. We also want to discourage posts like "Share this in 10 groups if you love Jesus, ignore if you love Satan!" as they are manipulative, and well... spam. 5. GETTING OTHERS INTO THE GROUP: The Admins already have up to 150 people per day who Request to come in the Group, and who answer the questions. We simply don’t have time to sort through 200+ Invites per day, and sort them, especially when most of them have not answered the questions. So when you wish to invite others, put a link to the Group on YOUR page, and have them request to join by clicking and answering the Question. We do not want to necessarily micromanage this group. We want this to be a place where people can flourish. However, we reserve the right to approve/delete member requests and posts. We will also suspend or block anyone who doesn't agree to follow the above rules, or those who we deem are incompatible with the Spirit of this Safe Haven. If you see something that concerns you, you are welcome to report it to us, and we will look into it. That all being said, we welcome you to our Safe Haven, and hope that it brings you any peace, friendship, or inspiration you may be seeking. Your Admin team 02/14/2020
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Caught on Cam
Welcome to Caught on Cam, the place to share anything paranormal Caught on Camera. Dive into the mysterious world and share your: Ghost Stories, Ghost Pictures & videos, Equipment, Events, live streams... etc.. 👹😈GROUP RULES AND GUIDELINES👹😈 ☠️RULE 1☠️ Bullying and threats to other members or admins/mods will not be tolerated. If it happens, send a screenshot to a CAUGHT ON CAM staff member and we will review it and handle the situation appropriately. ☠️RULE 2☠️ Keep posts and discussions HORROR related and relevant to the group. ☠️RULE 3☠️ Any Racism, sexism, and/or Homophobic comments of any kind will result in a ban from the group without warning. ☠️RULE 4☠️ Religious and Political posts are not allowed and will be removed (the team behind the group reserve judgement on ANY post that may hint at these things and act as they see fair). ☠️RULE 5☠️ Crude nudity will not be allowed. We will delete ANY posts that depict sexual violence to women and male or female genitalia (this includes women's nipples). ☠️RULE 6☠️ Jokes about suicide or telling anyone to “kill themselves” will result in a ban without warning. We also do not allow jokes about depression, anxiety, or any other kind of disorders or disabilities (please try to be respectful of anything that another person may be going through). ☠️RULE 7☠️ Spamming and trolling is not allowed. If you are removed from this group for these things, all other admins that are connected to the Circus will also be notified about you. ☠️RULE 8☠️ Any member found with a block on any member of the CAUGHT ON CAM staff will be removed from the group. We need to be able to see everyone to monitor what gets posted on the group page. We do not allow members to turn comments off on ANY posts (including their own), if there is ever a problem on a post then please contact a CAUGHT ON CAM team member to help. ☠️RULE 9☠️ We do not allow REAL gore posts (this also goes for posts depicting violence against children or animals). We also do not allow any posts that depict or detail REAL crime (pictures and memes of killers ARE allowed, as well as posts about crimes that movies or t.v shows are based on......but the team reserve the right to decide if it get's deleted) 👹😈 THANK YOU AND ENJOY 👹😈
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Followers of Yeshua
What Kind of group is Messianic Community in Yeshua This group is not a “No Holds Bar” type group. Therefore, we do not allow any and all teaching or doctrine to be expressed here. Our goal is to help disciples (talmidim), new followers of Torah (who believe in Yeshua as Messiah/Mashiach) as best as we can and learn from others. The Administrators are the Shepherds of this group and will determine if a teaching or doctrine would be harmful for its members. This is a Messianic group and not a Western Christian group. All posts are subject to review before allowed to be seen by members. We are NOT Sacred Namers (yahshua, yahuah ect…), Floating Sabbath/Enoch/Lunar calendar followers, Two House, Hebrew Rooters, Ephraimites, Two Torah followers, Karaites, Sunrise Day Counters, Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI), anti-Rabbinic, anti-Pauline and anti-Christian everything. We prefer to use the prophesied and given Hebrew name of The Messiah of Israel, which is Yeshua ( ישוע ); (Matthew 1:21, 25); but are NOT against using the name Jesus. Yeshua is THE only Messiah and only way to the Father. He is the only giver of Eternal Life. We are saved by grace (work of Yeshua on the tree and resurrection) and brought into a marriage covenant which involves the marriage contract (ketubah) called Torah (Jeremiah 31:31-34). The Admins hold Yeshua clearly did not consider the traditions of the elders (Oral Torah) to have had divine authority. While there may be value in the traditions that have been created by men, they do not having a binding authority upon Adonai’s people and they should not be received as though they do. Whatever else may be said, it is clear that Yeshua upholds the written Torah as having divine authority, an authority by which the traditions of men (oral Torah) must be judged and received or dismissed accordingly. Additionally, the doctrine of the divine inspiration of Scripture brings an important truth: The inspired revelation of Adonai cannot be, by its very definition, contradictory with itself. Therefore, we may conclude from Yeshua’s words the “traditions of the elders” are NOT divinely sanctioned, for Yeshua makes it clear that in some cases they stand in opposition to the inspired commandment of Adonai. It is our desire to strive to keep what was well known in the first century as the greatest commandments (Mitzvot). Mark 12:29 “Yeshua answered, “The first is, ‘Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad. Hear, O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One (Deuteronomy 6:4). 30 V'ah-hav-ta et Adonai Eh-lo-hehkha b'khol l'vahv-kha oo-v'khol nahf-sh'kha, oo-v'khol m'oh-deh-cha. And you shall love Adonai your G-d with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:5).’ 31 The second is this, ‘V'ah-hav-ta l'ray-ah-cha ka-moe-cha. You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18). ’There is no other commandment greater than these.” This groups has shepherds (admins) that watch
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Christian Singles Living 4 Jesus ❤
A place where all Christias loving Jesus are able to fellowship, mingle, share, encourage, be encouraged, build friendships with other Christian in the body of Christ all over the world. ✿◠‿◠ We welcome all people from all walks and all faiths, even if you you NOT single - you are welcome to join us in fellowship. ❤ JESUS LOVES ALL, WELCOMES ALL, AND WILL NOT TURN ANYONE AWAY. We won't either. ❤ So long as a person acts in harmony with the Board rules, and posts consistent with the Statement of Faith, he or she is welcome as a member of the group. We look forward to sharing His love with all and allowing His light to shine before us so that everyone around us can see and fall in love with Jesus and live for him too. ❤ ━═★ Group Guidelines★═━ --Always aim to share and shed the love and light of Jesus. --Please No profanity, No insults, or harsh words. blocking an admin is not allowed. member will be removed. --Always disagree with love and respect. --Share your thoughts, --Share Jesus, --Share Christian inspirations, --Share the gospel. Please refer to the Statement of Faith. (Pinned post ) Any posts must be in harmony with the Statement of Faith: (¬_¬) GIFS . LINKS. VIDEOS are not allowed in the threads, please communicate with words. SPAM:(-’_'-) If you report any comments as spam just because you disagree with the other person , you will be warned ONCE by me or any one of the other Admins. and if you continue to do so, you will be removed permanently. OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER: For the welfare of our group we will (1) Not accept fake account membership. (2) Not accept membership requests of those with obviously opposing agenda. (3) Ensure that posts are short enough to read in a minute. (4) Read those that are short enough and accept only those that comply with the guidelines of the group. (5) Attend to reported posts. (6) Drop the membership of those that exhibit obviously opposing agenda after they are members. (7) Search for posts by words or phrases that may require review. Whether something is scripturally correct is not always black and white. Sometimes the post is a question, and sometimes that question appears to be disruptive but it is asked because the asker is authentically trying to move from milk to solid food, using Paul's analogy. We try to be intelligent, discerning evil but also showing compassion. It's a balancing act for sure, especially with several posts per minute coming in. (◡‿◡✿) https://www.facebook.com/notes/christian-singles-living-4-jesus-/statement-of-faith/736105143089849 ۞ Refer to the pinned post for a detailed explanation of Board policies. Thanks, and God bless you! <3
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Awakening Code Community 11:11 33:33 44:44
What does 11:11 mean? Many people who experience 11:11 regard it is as a cosmic trigger designed to grab their attention and direct it to whatever place inside them that needs awakening. We have become quite automatic in our living, and for many 11:11 feels like a call back to consciousness. The best version of ourselves resides in the realm of reflective awareness where we consider the effects that our thoughts, words and actions will have and 11:11 may be playing a role in boosting that awareness. Other people describe the 11:11 experience as being tapped on the shoulder by something like a "Guardian Angel" and being comforted by the idea that, not only are we not alone, but there is a spiritual dimension to life that is making its presence known by directing our attention to repeating number sequences and signs. Others believe that 11:11 can be the key to a gateway of ascension and enlightenment, which is a perfect way to describe "the shift" taking place all over the world at this very minute. Change on a grand scale is happening all around us and our involvement in shaping this change for the better is critical. Whatever explanation resonates most with you, keep in mind that this is a true phenomenon in every sense of the word. Years before the internet, people were having these 11:11 moments and using certain words to describe their experiences - all without knowing that other people all over the world were also seeing 11:11 too and using those same words. If you remember the movie "Close Encounters," where people were getting a vision of a flat-topped mountain and realizing that it meant something very important but not exactly what the 11:11 Phenomenon is very similar to that - only in real life! We hope this helps you - especially those of you writing in with a sense of panic and wondering if you're going crazy! The truth is that we are not 100% sure how this phenomenon will manifest, but we're enjoying the process of discovery with you! Be sure to notice what is happening in your life when you see 11:11 or other repeating patterns. According to those who have been having this experience for decades, you are being guided, assisted, triggered or reminded at that moment for a reason. Here's what Uri Geller has to say about 11:11... "I believe that people who have constant contact with the 1111 phenomena have some type of a positive mission to accomplish. It is still a mystery to me what it is that we all have to do or why are we all being gathered and connected together, but it is very real and tangible. I feel that it is immensely positive, almost like there is a thinking entity sending us these physical and visual signs from the universe. In me, it activates the power of prayer, love and determination to some how help the world. Some day I suspect we will find out the true meaning behind this puzzling phenomenon." Blessings to you always The 11:11 Awakening Code community Admin Team <3
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Free - Psychic Eye Readings
MEMBERS INFO Updated on April 4th 2020 Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to our mystical, magical psychic site! Membership has privileges! It is assumed you agree to and accept the code of conduct. Acting outside these guidelines can result in deleted posts or even being blocked from our site. All of our Approved Readers have been carefully tested to validate their gifts, interviewed for professionalism and appropriate ethics. PLEASE DO NOT PM Readers unless you are invited to do so or unless you are scheduling paid readings. NOTE: FREE - Psychic Eye Readings, and sister sites are not responsible nor do we accept any liability for agreements you make between yourself and Readers for paid services. You must accept full responsibility for interactions through Private Messenger or other means of private communication with one of our readers. If you spam readers for Free Readings without an invitation, you risk being blocked. Always look for Reader Badges or their hashtag 'Approved Reader'. If in doubt, contact a staff member to inquire whether someone is one of our Approved Readers or not. Thank you! Owner, Evelyn D’Haene Witches, Energy workers, Spell Casters, - Are required to follow our simple ethics rules: * No harm to others * No control of others Free Will - Proven and skilled - Will charge for services by PM - Professional and ethical Only Recognized Readers (Approved Readers) are allowed to read or work on our sites. If you want to work with us as recognized and approved, reach out to moderators, or risk removal for soliciting business on our sites. * No posts promoting other group sites are permitted.
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Christian/Muslim/Jewish & Other Polygyny/Polygamy Plural Marriage & Dating
According to the last census, in the US there are 85 single men for every 100 single women. http://census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t27/tables/tab04.pdf 4 out of every 5 converts to Islam are women and their numbers are quadrupling every decade. http://google.com/search?q=For+every+1+male+convert+to+Islam,+4+females+convert+to+Islam A good 10% of Muslim men in the West are marrying Christian women and their numbers are increasing every decade while Muslim women can not marry non-Muslim men (according to the dominant view). A larger number of immigrant males choose to marry a woman from back home compared to women choosing to marry a male from back home. http://google.com/search?q=muslim+christian+interfaith+marriage+statistics Endocrine-disruptors in plastics are shifting birth ratio in favor of girls. http://standyourground.com/forums/index.php?topic=12967.0 This along with other factors such as more men in prison than women, more gays among men than women, men dying earlier than women, and women usually being ready for marriage earlier than men, makes the ratio of single men to women in the West among Muslims approximately 7:10. This means that if 6 of 7 men take 1 wife each then 1 of 7 men must take 4 wives for all women to get a husband. In that scenario 40% of Muslim women must marry polygynyously to fix the problem. Otherwise if 4 of the 7 men take 1 wife each then the remaining 3 of 7 men must take 2 wives each to fix the problem. In this case 60% of the women (6 of 10) must marry polygynyously to fix the problem. Most people are just in denial. Things are not apparently getting better. The time is now to destigmatize polygyny. Muslims should join forces with polygynous Christians in the West to accommodate polygyny in civil courts. Sure many people marry polygynously "off the books" but this deprives a lot of women and children of the social and gov't benefits of marriage. See: http://www.btinternet.com/~familyman/ppractic.htm We are not in favor of male imposed polygyny which is very common in patriarchal societies of the East. What we are in favor of is consentual polygyny in the West where all parties are compersive as in polyamory. In other words all parties must be happy with the arrangement. Things need to be improved. I know there are many women who hate polygyny. I don't blame them. It is fine. That is their choice in life. This doesn't mean we should hate those that choose polygyny. We should respect and encourage polygyny because it is afterall the Sunnah of our Prophet and a necessity of our times. Think about it. The more of our daughters who choose polygyny the more chances there will be to get a husband monogamously for those daughters of ours that don't want polygyny.
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An Empath
💫💛💙Welcome 💕everyone!💚💜💫 This group is for empaths to connect and share experiences. Empaths are highly sensitive to the energy that emanates from everything that exists in the Universe. We both voluntarily and involuntarily tap into other people’s experiences and objectively perceive and interact with them as though they are our own. When we acknowledge and accept that we are conduits of energy we can then channel all energies so that they fluidly flows through us. We are then able to intuitively and intelligently decode the information within the energy, which allows us to identify, process, transmute and ultimately transform harmful energies. This also enables us to naturally and effectively heal our selves and others, regardless of proximity. When we enhance our abilities and easily understand how energy works we naturally pick up on past, present and future intentions, motivations, thoughts, emotions and feelings. Empaths have exceptionally high sensory levels and we are always on energy alert so we are acutely aware of the energy that vibrates within and around us. Humans, along with everything that exists, are constantly vibrating and our vibrations each have their own unique signature. Our intuition and inner knowing, also known as a sixth sense, allow us to easily recognize and decode these energetic signatures. For more information please check out An Empath ebook for only $1.49, click here for the link. https://bit.ly/35TuR7H www.empathplanet.com
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Pagan Parenting
Please be aware that we are now requiring you to answer questions before being added to our group, for the safety and privacy of our current members! We also ask that you read these rules completely before asking to join our page and when approved, please read them again. Thank you for understanding. Please be aware that our group is "closed" which means that people may see you are a member, but cannot see your posts unless they are also members. If you have any questions about our new request rules, Moderators and Admin are listed at the bottom of this description. Rules (the cliff notes version - please read the complete version when you join, it's pinned at the top) *BE KIND AND RESPECTFUL!! *PLEASE keep all posts in English *PLEASE post anything relevant, pagan-related and/or parenting related. *ADVERTISEMENTS of all sorts are allowed on the weekly "spam" thread - ads for anything outside of this thread will be deleted, repeated violations will result in your removal from the group. * Don't use hate speech, behave in a vulgar manner, harass other members, either on a thread or by PM, or use excessive bad language(we are adults, so the occasional swear is ok). *PAGANS ARE DIVERSE and there will be disagreements - not everyone is like everyone else, and isn't that awesome! * Please refrain from posting political/polarizing posts, there are Groups, Pages and Forums for such out there, use those. * We request that NO member ask for or provide personal information on the wall, if you wish to divulge such things, please use private messaging. *Do not block any Admin. Doing so will result in removal from the group.. *In the event of Medical advice being sought in Group, we STRONGLY ADVISE professional medical advice is sought, and ALWAYS research, yourself, any suggestions given; and ALWAYS confer with a Doctor or Pharmacist before using any herbal or alternative therapies, especially if already taking medication of ANY kind. We take NO responsibility for any harm or discomfort arising from taking medical advice offered. The Admin Team reserves the right, at ALL times, to remove posts or close comments on them, if the team believes the subject matter is unsuitable or irrelevant to the group, or if the discussion is no longer polite. That is to say: if your post gets reported by another member, there is a very good likelihood that we will delete it. Thank you, from all of Us. Your Admin Team: Lynn Gerena Janet Herzberg Callahan Lindsey Zeiset
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