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 Forum: Marriage & Family Life   Topic: Urantia Family Life Website

 Post subject: Urantia Family Life Website
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:02 am +0000 

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Hi All, The Urantia Family Life website is a great resource for UB families. It has a lot of archived material that was created over the years by members of the Urantia Book Fellowship, in addition to regular postings of new material. http://urantiafamilylife.org/ For parents of younger children we ...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Onion Article

 Post subject: Onion Article
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 am +0000 

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This might be particularly funny for UB readers: :)

http://www.theonion.com/articles/reclus ... 0-y,36936/

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:22 am +0000 

Replies: 78
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KiwiRich - well said. I agree that "surveys" mean little, especially with small samples and often a point of view to sustain or verify...so I don't give much credence to the totality being represented by the studies, but interesting trends statistically nonetheless. And I agree that men a...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:45 am +0000 

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I am coming to the conclusion that all so-called social deviance related to sexuality identity is a social and cultural malady at its core. I refer back to my comments on gender bending which no one commented on. We all are different in our natures and perspectives and expressions of person-ality. ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:01 am +0000 

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fanofVan: According to the dictionary definition, something can only be effective if it produces the desired effect. That's what I was referring to when I said "desirable". A thing can be undesirable overall, yet have a desired effect. Effective parents have to be able to supply all the ne...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:06 pm +0000 

Replies: 78
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Okay Mark, I’m sorry, I see what you mean.. Nevertheless, 160:2.4 basically states that same-sex couples can be effective parents. Don't you agree? Yes,to That specific phrasing , I do Agree. After reading your wonderful dissection of 160:2.4, I'm surprised to see you agree with Bart's statement th...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:14 pm +0000 

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… The UB doesn't have any contradictions that I'm aware of, but your interpretation of that particular paragraph contradicts other parts of the book. For example: saying that same-sex couples can be effective parents contradicts the statement that children need both a mother and a father. We alread...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:33 pm +0000 

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… You really mangled the paragraph there...and what you're saying doesn't even make sense. Two persons of the same sex cannot both be parents, and romantic unions are much more than a "genuine friendship". For some reason, you desperately want to lend UB support to same-sex couples who as...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:36 pm +0000 

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… It says "genuine friendships", not "parenthood". You're chopping and changing the paragraph to make it say what you want it to say. No.. 160:2.4 (as mentioned) is about effective social groups and relationships. The fact that effective parental relationships are (also) possibl...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am +0000 

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…You're making connections that aren't there. Parenthood and family life are merely mentioned within the context of effective human communication. The paragraph is not about parenthood and family life, it's about human symbolic communication and the spiritual bonds of material associations. And the...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:14 am +0000 

Replies: 78
Views: 36341


My opinion firmly remains that one’s sexual persuasion matters not one lick of difference in the big scheme of continuing universal evolution towards perfection. I suspect that after a few short standard universe standard years, our surviving selves will have moved on from this triviality and will ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:29 pm +0000 

Replies: 78
Views: 36341


Hi KiwiRich. TUB explicitely states that effective parents can be two persons of the same sex: 160:2.4 Symbolic communication between human beings predetermines the bringing into existence of social groups. The most effective of all social groups is the family, more particularly the two parents. Pe...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:23 pm +0000 

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… Point taken - you meant that they are effective, not that they are as effective. But since the "same sex" sentence refers to friendship, I don't see any reference to homosexuality or same-sex couples in a parental role. Hi KiwiRich. TUB explicitely states that effective parents can be t...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:58 pm +0000 

Replies: 78
Views: 36341


Hi KiwiRich, I didn’t state that same-sex parents are as effective as biological (hetero-sexual) parents. I responded to Jwatkins’ complaint that "there is absolutely no mention of homosexuality in the Urantia Book." I provided what I think may be one quote about homosexuality (same-sex f...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Homosexuality and the Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:58 am +0000 

Replies: 78
Views: 36341


Hi Jwatkins00, Regarding homosexuality and parenthood, TUB explicitely states that effective parents can be two persons of the same sex: 160:2.4 Symbolic communication between human beings predetermines the bringing into existence of social groups. The most effective of all social groups is the fam...
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