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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 8:44 am +0000 

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Thanks for the encouragement pethuel! It is my hope here to demonstrate the threads within this weaving of concepts and teachings which result in this tapestry of truth we are so blessed to share here. Each such concept can be found flowing from cover to cover in a harmonious integration of dimensio...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 2:25 pm +0000 

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103:3.4 (1132.4) Remember that in the religion of all ages the experience which is paramount is the feeling regarding moral values and social meanings, not the thinking regarding theologic dogmas or philosophic theories. Religion evolves favorably as the element of magic is replaced by the concept o...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:17 am +0000 

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Yes indeed.... :wink: 103:3.1 .....Regardless of the influence of all these primitive contributions to man’s early religion, the fact remains that the true religious impulse has its origin in genuine spirit presences activating the will to be unselfish. 103:3.2 (1132.2) ...sooner or later the evolvi...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:13 am +0000 

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180:5.5 (1949.7) The golden rule, when divested of the superhuman insight of the Spirit of Truth, becomes nothing more than a rule of high ethical conduct. The golden rule, when literally interpreted, may become the instrument of great offense to one’s fellows. Without a spiritual discernment of the...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:35 am +0000 

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3. Religion and the Human Race 103:3.1 (1132.1) While the belief in spirits, dreams, and diverse other superstitions all played a part in the evolutionary origin of primitive religions, you should not overlook the influence of the clan or tribal spirit of solidarity. In the group relationship there ...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: How Much is Enough?

 Post subject: Re: How Much is Enough?
Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:08 am +0000 

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103:2.10 (1131.9) Man tends to identify the urge to be self-serving with his ego—himself. In contrast he is inclined to identify the will to be altruistic with some influence outside himself—God. And indeed is such a judgment right, for all such nonself desires do actually have their origin in the l...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:00 am +0000 

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103:2.10 (1131.9) Man tends to identify the urge to be self-serving with his ego—himself. In contrast he is inclined to identify the will to be altruistic with some influence outside himself—God. And indeed is such a judgment right, for all such nonself desires do actually have their origin in the l...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 5:57 am +0000 

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Most of us have seen the cartoons of the two angels or spirits, one good (altruistic) and one evil (selfish), each whispering in one ear and the other, to influence our choices in life. Such a depiction is half right in one way - there are no evil spirits whispering to us or seeking our misguidance ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:48 am +0000 

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103:2.4 (1131.3) Every human being very early experiences something of a conflict between his self-seeking and his altruistic impulses, and many times the first experience of God-consciousness may be attained as the result of seeking for superhuman help in the task of resolving such moral conflicts....

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 5:30 am +0000 

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Are the powers of darkness feeling their doom? Is Caligastia behind the situation manipulating everything and everybody he can? Are those in positions of power in politics, media, business and organized religion influencing the masses to stand against the truth? [/i] So...let us consider the phrase...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:51 am +0000 

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176:3.2 (1916.2) “And even you, Thomas, fail to comprehend what I have been saying. Have I not all this time taught you that your connection with the kingdom is spiritual and individual, wholly a matter of personal experience in the spirit by the faith-realization that you are a son of God? What mor...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:42 am +0000 

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All media sources for accurate or truthful information regarding current events are highly questionable at the moment. Maybe they always have been. Who do you believe? What can you believe? Are the powers of darkness feeling their doom? Is Caligastia behind the situation manipulating everything and...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: What really, is going on in our world right now?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 5:22 pm +0000 

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Interesting comments.... whether Q nonsense or not I cannot say, because I don't even know what Q is, except as the bandwidth of an audio frequency filter. We have no way of knowing what is going on, but we do have the assurance from the Papers that there is a structure in place that may intervene ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: the Life and teachings of Jesus in the UB

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:58 am +0000 

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Steve - here's a link to a study on politics Maryjo shared on another topic...

Enjoy!!!

8)

https://truthbook.com/urantia/topical-studies/politics

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Reality of Religious Experience - Paper 103

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:50 am +0000 

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Not only are specific knowledge and accurate beliefs not required for evolutionary religious experience, but our religious experience begins naturally and inherently early in children's lives. We do not choose or create or cause the connection to the Spirit within. Our conscious choices IN RESPONSE ...
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