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 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is "the Rapture" in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:11 am +0000 

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katroofjebus wrote:
Being transported off the planet and being translated off the planet are not the same thing.



That's something I was pondering. Which was it for the pre- and post Adamic dispensations?


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 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is "the Rapture" in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:30 am +0000 

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The following always made me wonder: (51:2.3) While there is this dematerializing technique for preparing the Adams for transit from Jerusem to the evolutionary worlds, there is no equivalent method for taking them away from such worlds unless the entire planet is to be emptied, in which event emer...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is "the Rapture" in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:03 am +0000 

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. No, but there's this statement about the dispensational resurrection. A seasoned reader pointed out the word "living" in this quote: ...Many other loyal souls had already been translated at the time of Adam’s arrival, which was attended by a dispensational adjudication of both the sleep...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: A Call to Serious Consideration on Eugenics

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:07 pm +0000 

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We can. Fear isn't the answer. I think the key is education and information without coercion. Parents will naturally choose genes WITHOUT disease, IF they are offered the choice. Once disease removal is accepted and expected, then other genes will have to be debated, one at a time. What's wrong wit...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: A Call to Serious Consideration on Eugenics

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 am +0000 

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Eugenics is like the Jinni in the bottle. Let it out and every human trait becomes fair game. Are Urantians mature enough to handle this kind of technology? I don't think so... We can. Fear isn't the answer. I think the key is education and information without coercion. Parents will naturally choos...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: A Call to Serious Consideration on Eugenics

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:09 am +0000 

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. Was talking recently with a seasoned reader who pointed out eugenic research and experimentation is evolving rapidly without external pressure. He's right, and that's because of the invention of CRISPR technology. For the first time we have the ability to accurately test, splice, and edit genes. ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: A Call to Serious Consideration on Eugenics

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:30 am +0000 

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Equal rights for women and universal suffrage. Long term incarceration for rapists and sterilization of all violent offenders (a peculiarly male behavior). In the USA rapists have paternal rights enforceable against their victims. Global child protection and welfare protection reforms including soc...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: A Call to Serious Consideration on Eugenics

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:43 am +0000 

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. The poll question needs to be amended I think, to something akin to this: How should we begin to affect genetic rehabilitation without coercion or backlash? Choose one or more: A: By involving every parent in reproductive education, in understanding the importance of the gradual elimination of ge...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Urantia Book and other channeled works

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:58 am +0000 

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The tittle of this thread is in error. The Urantia Papers were not channeled. The story of their reception is multi-faceted, having different methods of contact over several decades, and did not involve hand-holding around a table of spirit dabblers inviting the dead to speak to the living.

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 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Can we try an experiment?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:34 am +0000 

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[ I truly didn't know this thread was about anyone As the person who started this thread, it was not intended to be about one individual. Several folks here habitually use the block feature. This thread is about the feature, not about the people. I did mention katroof at one point simply because I ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Can we try an experiment?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:12 am +0000 

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Those here who think that Bonita, the lady in question, is shy or timid or meek or weak or unable to be ferociously indignant and confrontational certainly does not know Bonita! And who has stalked her here? Such exaggerations of concern. For a very dominate personality with many years of experienc...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Can we try an experiment?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 am +0000 

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. I think the block feature is good to have. Most people don't like being badgered and stalked. And it is reasonable to assume no one feels like facing yet another barrage of attacks everyday by the same individual(s). I think women are move vulnerable in this respect and do really have to be cauti...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: DANGERS OF DEMOCRACY

 Post subject: Re: DANGERS OF DEMOCRACY
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:13 am +0000 

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. That's an interesting aspect of this topic Katro, SeaKelly. Have to admit I never quite grasped the concept of law being life. The authors define life another way too. Paraphrasing: Life is what happens between the self and its environment. I want to hear more about law as life. But there's anoth...

 Forum: Music   Topic: Into the Mystic

 Post subject: Re: Into the Mystic
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 am +0000 

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Van da Man! Good one, thx~ (He sang another one called, "Ancients of Days" too.)

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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: DANGERS OF DEMOCRACY

 Post subject: Re: DANGERS OF DEMOCRACY
Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:57 am +0000 

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One can assume that, eventually, we will also have control of our institutions, as well as our selves. What are our institutions? I've always been impressed by the fact that there are three basic human institutions which here on Urantia have become melded into one social mechanism. Since the mores ...
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