Sunday, March 18, 2012

Out on the road

Had a good time on the bike today, after a long, long time. The old Yamaha machine sputtered a bit, but behaved well otherwise. Rode out on the Bangalore highway and then towards Hinjewadi. It seemed like déjà vu- Hyderabad once more- vast expanses of land, with gleaming, glass and chrome buildings and neat, immaculately maintained roads. I rode out till the end of the IT park and industrial zone.

The bistros and restaurants seemed full, doing good business on a Sunday evening. The roads were deserted, as they usually are in this part of the city.

And then, as one exits, one is faced by the usual spectacle of broken roads and shanties. Talk about darkness in the shadow of the lamp! Good roads are a luxury to have, unless of course you live in the hallowed IT zone. Classical example of misplaced priorities!


Mira said...

very true. Are you from Pune?

We too like long drive and now monsoon is going to start. soon everywhere nature will spread its green carpet! Good old days hm....

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Steve Finnell said...


The assumption of the Virgin Mary is a tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

THE ASSUMPTION: That when the Virgin Mary died, her body was not subjected to physical decay but was reunited in heaven with her soul.

An assumption is something taken for granted. An assumption is a supposition or a theory. Why would anyone want to base their religious doctrine on a man-made assumption?

The assumption of Mary is contrary to Biblical fact.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

No man, woman nor child can enter heaven with a flesh and blood body.

1 Corinthians 15:51-55....we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.....

The dead in Christ will be resurrected from the dead with animperishable body. The dead in Christ will not be resurrected with a body of flesh and blood. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

If the Virgin Mary is in heaven with a body of flesh and blood, then she is the only one in heaven with a body that is perishable.

The doctrine of the assumption of the Virgin Mary is in line with Roman Catholic tradition, however, it is contrary to the clear teaching of the Bible.

If denominational doctrine is contrary to the Scriptures, then, it isnot Divine tradition.

Doctrine contrary to Scripture is man-made tradition.

Mark 7:1-9...7 'But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrine the precepts of men.' 8 Neglecting the commandments of God, you hold to the traditions of men."..........

Jesus did not criticize the scribes and Pharisees for keeping God's laws to the letter, He rebuke them for keeping their man-made traditions.