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 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Faith versus Reason

 Post subject: Re: Faith versus Reason
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:18 pm +0000 

Replies: 13
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Greetings, Many years ago, I wondered about faith/belief and truth/lies and how they relate. I did not consider them as polar opposites, rather as x and y axis' on a coordinate system. Quadrant I was a strait gate (so to speak) where one had managed to move in faith and truth. Quadrant II was belief...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Continue Going To Church? Worship by UB readers?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:30 pm +0000 

Replies: 7
Views: 5467

Greetings, Church attendance is a personal choice. But the reasons for going may be helpful in decision making. I found looking for truth in churches frustrating because of the mixture of truth and error preached there. The good thing is that the truth may be discovered by the sincere searcher who s...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Be Humorous and Minimize Ego: TUB Tells Us. Agree?

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:29 pm +0000 

Replies: 14
Views: 10038

Greetings, I think I read that personalities on higher spiritual planes are aware of how ridiculous we lower will-creatures are. I guess we mostly live in ignorance, and, our own self-awareness is incomplete. I have to laugh at the antics of toddlers as they explore their surroundings; maybe since t...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Response Ability

 Post subject: Re: Response Ability
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:37 pm +0000 

Replies: 64
Views: 39348

Is choosing to do nothing, but perhaps to wait, a way to display love and to serve others? Or does choosing to do nothing only imply a limited response- ability? At the intersections of rebellion and default (scientific/causation), one may recognize concepts of right and wrong (moral/duty) and begin...

 Forum: Marriage & Family Life   Topic: Gay Marriage and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:08 am +0000 

Replies: 54
Views: 59559

Greetings mortal ascenders, Presently, male or female, we are all Father finders. If I suggested a sexual identity for each of us, spiritually, wouldn't we all be female recipients of a Father's impregnation by a fragment of Himself? (that is if we believed God was male). Isn't sexual identity limit...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Reincarnation and other beliefs

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:15 am +0000 

Replies: 162
Views: 122536

Greetings, Mankind has been recipients of pieces of a cosmic puzzle. Each generation seems to make its' own picture from the pieces it has found. Frequently, the puzzle is put together with many errors. I once believed/thought that the Most Highs, the Ancient of Days, and other biblical descriptions...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Knowing

 Post subject: Re: Knowing
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:49 pm +0000 

Replies: 22
Views: 11856

Greetings Larry, Sorry if I wasn't clear. I intended to say the movie's use of inaudible communications with children reminded me (metaphorically) that our Father Fragments, Thought Adjusters, are within us to bring us to an increasing knowing and following of Him. From my personal experience, I und...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Knowing

 Post subject: Re: Knowing
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:36 am +0000 

Replies: 22
Views: 11856

Greetings again, I don't know why, but, I have found Knowing quite thought provoking. Last night I had several ideas that sought my attention. The first was why just remove the children to a safe place where a "Tree of Life" was planted. I thought this was not a new plan. All the offspring...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Knowing

 Post subject: Re: Knowing
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:45 pm +0000 

Replies: 22
Views: 11856

Greetings, There is a song on a TV syfy show, Firefly, that I recently saw; it says, " You can burn my land and boil my sea, but you can't take the space from me". It made me think of one of TUB's senarios for the end of a planet. TUB also indicates a plan for the removal of will creatures...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: God's Will

 Post subject: God's Will
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:19 pm +0000 

Replies: 13
Views: 7037

Greetings, When I was recently praying for Joe (and Tramp) I considered God's will, and, I thought TUB perspective is the will of God is that we come to Him. I wondered about the individual experiential process we each follow. Since observations of, and interactions with, these, our brothers' lives ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: (Zondervan) New International Version / Study Bible

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:49 pm +0000 

Replies: 20
Views: 10372

Greetings Dave, Larry wrote: "What was it that Jesus said to his mixed audiences of wanderers, families, youths, professional people, herders, fishermen, laborers, lawyers, soldiers"? I assume what Jesus said is we are all siblings by faith in our Heavenly Father. I have read the Book of M...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: THE SHACK

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:42 am +0000 

Replies: 7
Views: 4908

I just finished the book. And I have to agree with Mack's message to Willie (and to each of us) from God.

"God is really fond of you".

And from TUB, "The universe is truly a friendly place".

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: It's all in our minds, there is no answer to prayers.

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:26 am +0000 

Replies: 47
Views: 22490

Debbie, How often I have begun a note to you knowing of your distress. But, how to help? There ARE answers to our human prayers, but often the answer is, “Not now” or “Wait”. I wonder if we don't live in a world of too much impatience and those of us with it have more to learn. One of my greatest fr...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: The Value of Dissent

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:01 am +0000 

Replies: 17
Views: 13106

Greetings Chris, Does dissent have any particular value? Or is it a precursor to something of value? What escapes some individuals is children should cease practicing sibling rivalry at some point in their LIFE. I was first exposed to this idea in reading the biblical Old Testament. Jacob and Esau w...

 Forum: Essays & Speeches   Topic: ~ GoodThots ~ Daily Quotes on Truth, Beauty and Goodness

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:46 am +0000 

Replies: 377
Views: 156345

Greetings Rick and all, How interesting! When I read your posts today I thought I had just read your page 47 reference in PART III somewhere, perhaps Paper 114. Then I read your post reference on page1488 which included, “There is no such thing as a “chosen people”. The rule of the Most Highs...” Da...
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