www.euronews.com They are known by different names in different countries: psychoactive substances, legal highs, herbal highs, stimulants or ethno-botanicals. They are part of a new drugs phenomenon that is on the rise in Europe – legal substances that imitate the effects of illicit drugs. But they are also the focus of growing debate. These new drugs are now appearing on the market at the rate of more than one a week. Some countries are clamping down over health concerns; others have a softer approach. Portugal is just one country where it is straightforward and legal to buy such products, which are mostly synthetic. In Lisbon we spoke to a man who has been a user of both outlawed and legal highs. He explained what the attraction was to these new substances. “They’re easier to get hold of,” said the man, who wanted to remain anonymous. “We can easily go to a store and buy them. They’re new, and so it’s an opportunity to try something new. The police can’t really say anything, they can’t arrest us, they can’t do anything. So we feel safer somehow using these drugs, which are also more accessible.” He added: “I don’t know to what degree they can be dangerous, if they’re as dangerous as heroine, or if it’s more like cannabis, which doesn’t have a wider impact on you.” Users also buy online, with hundreds of websites flourishing despite the efforts of some governments to close them down. In some countries the new legal drugs are also sold in what are known as smart shops. We …
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Question by Vonlau: What right do Christians have to call all other religions “pagan”?
The word “pagan” is such a derogatory word when used to refer to a religion. Most Christians look down on other religions like Shintoism, Hinduism etc… as false religions. I mean it’s really annoying when a christian runs around yelling: “Woohoo, I’m Christian and God will save me! Yo you pagan! Yo burn in hell b****!”
I’m not saying Christianity is a bad religion but the religious tolerance of most(NOT ALL) christians is a -100 and it’s… can’t express it.
Why don’t the christians put themselves in a believer of another religion’s shoes? Would they be happy if a mob would be throwing stuff at them or giving them the evil eye for believing in “kami”, “Buddha” or “Shiva”?
And if you wanna know: The asker of this question is A DEVOTED CAHTOLIC.
A DEVOTED CATHOLIC… who’s a teeny bit a Shintoist.. O.o
I know, Pagan means.. I think it was field. (We have Values Education and I’m top student(in that subject only 😛 ))
But Christians(SOME) use the word pagan to refer to a heretic, non-believer or something of the sort instead of using it to refer to a field.. or villager.
Agree with ejsy05. That’s why i capitalized the words SOME and MOST
Answer by Daughter of God
Totally agree with you… no further comments 🙂
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How do you feel about ppl who have no knowledge of other belief but are convinced that their belief is right?
Question by greenbonbon: How do you feel about ppl who have no knowledge of other belief but are convinced that their belief is right?
So convinced it’s impossible to think they’re not trying to convert you even in a casual conversation (they get really spirited).
A friend of mine told me that she picked her religion after a long spiritual journey, thus she’s convinced she picked the ultimate religion.
She said she even almost embrace Buddhism, and she goes on talking about a some Chinese philosopher. Okay…I guess she was talking about the Mainland Buddhism…but then I casually tell her that I’ve never heard of that philosopher, maybe I know him in some other name.
“Yeah, maybe” she said, “He’s the major guy in Buddhism.”
“You mean like the Buddha himself?” I asked.
“Yeah, yes, probably!”
“But the guy is Chinese.”
She gave me a blank look.
I blinked my eyes. “The Buddha is Indian.”
At another time I was watching an Evolution program on TV and out of of nowhere she came up and said in a matter-of-fact tone, “He renounced all his theories when he died…Yes he did, what’s his name again…Thomas Edison?”
I don’t know what the extent of her knowledge in other religions and beliefs…but how could she be so convinced of her belief then?
How many people in the world do you think are like this? Is it good, bad, or spiritually irrelevant?
Oops…by no means i meant anybody was a blithering idiot, SDW…This girl got a phd and working on another…so she’s quite smart…
I brought up the Thomas Edison for her ignorance in atheist belief…(atheism is a belief too, in a sense).
Answer by ticd
no skin off my nose….
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Question by Ashley R: Am I using the right tea tree oil?
I bought tea tree oil today at whole foods. It says Aura Cacia’s Organics “Pure Aromatherapy” than it says Tea Tree Cleansing certified essential oil. I was told I can use tea tree oil on my tragus piercing for multiple good reasons. But I was concerned about it saying aromatherapy…is it still ok to use on my piercing?
Answer by Phoenix
Yes. It is safe to use. Most oils say that they are for aromatherapy purposes because the FDA and AMA will not allow the natural oil companies to make actual medical claims on their products.
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Question by firstname.lastname@example.org: Who realizes that Heaven is right here, right now?
It was never intended for us to wait untill after death to walk with God…
In the tradition of the SIkhism: “Heaven is laid out upon the Earth yet we cannot see it.”
Jesus said; “What you are looking for (the kingdom) has come, but you do not know it.”
Heaven is not a place, just as Earth is not a place. Each exist upon and within our own conciousness. Perhaps you are ready to start a new journey and look within, which is what Jesus wanted:
The “kindgom of Heaven is ‘within’, he never said you had to go anywhere to find it.
Buddha said ‘Man’s natural state is Enlightement which is everywhere’…and ‘Look within, you are the Buddha.” So what’s the difference?
-Those who know themeselves, know heaven.”- Confucion Book of Changes.
– St. Augustine: “I beheld a light that never changes… arising within my soul, but in it I recognized the true nature of God and man.”
– Atman (earthly conciousness) and Brahma (heavenly conciousness) are ONE. – Hinduism
I know my answer is a simplified version, but it’s all I could fit in with the alloted amount of space.
I agree, we are in hell also, but there are two realms of hell as far as I know, just as there are many levels to heaven. But that is a story for another day.
No, I am a deist…which means I like studying comparative religion.
To George Mikellie, you had me going there for a moment until the you said only through Jesus do we obtain abudant life. Heaven is NOT a place, even heaven is an illusion:
“the joys of heaven are nothing as compared to the merging in the Divine Spirit.
To Mikelley, I believe you. As much I hate to admit it. I believe whether Jesus, whether truly God-incarnate or not, must have attained greater degree of mastery. It doesn’t mean that Buddha and others weren’t heading in the right direction. But what do I know, I’m fairly young in spirtual development.
To Mikelley, I believe you. As much I hate to admit it, it seems likely that Jesus did achieve a greater degree of mastery, whether God-incarnate or not; it doesn’t mean that Buddha and others weren’t heading in the right direction. I believe that Archangels Michael is the most powerful being in control of Earth. But what do I know, I’m fairly young in spirtual development.
Answer by Joe
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