The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 21) – The Christianity Edition

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

The following three Ankidroid additions were added last night while I was listening to this intriguing discussion between Lex Fridmen and Catholic Bishop Robert Barron.

Prosperity Gospel

The Prosperity Gospel (Theology) is the belief by some Protestant Christians that financial blessing and physical well being are always the will of God for them. That faith, positive speech and donations to religious causes will increase one’s material health and is a sign of divine favour.

The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune Christian symbolic meaning and the John Lennon song related to it:

Bishop Robert Barron remonstrated the Prosperity Gospel, and he used the Wheel of Fortune symbol to represent his contention.

The Wheel is a device seen in a lot of Gothic Cathedrals. At the top is a King, the bottom a Pauper, at one side is a king who has lost his crown and the other a man climbing a ladder. In the middle is a picture of Christ. The Wheel represents Life.

Sometime’s you’re up and sometimes you’re down. But try to detach yourself from the rim of the wheel. Where you should live is at the centre, where Christ is. Christ is Love and the eternity of it.

The Bishop remarks that John Lennon rode this wheel like crazy, but at the end of his life he recorded the song ‘Watching the Wheels‘..

I’m just sitting here
Watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll

No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

Watching the wheels go round and round – This is straight out of the medieval mystics. The Latin word for it is ‘Indifference‘. Detached from success, failure, more success or less success.

The Holy Trinity

What does The Holy Trinity in Christianity represent?

God the Father (The Lover), the Son (The Beloved) and The Holy Spirit (The Love Between Them).

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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