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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: When should you be merciful

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:21 pm +0000 

Replies: 8
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An interesting question. I find myself wondering in what context you are asking it. Thinking back I find few instances when I've been in a position to even offer mercy. I encouter though, situations daily where being just and fair is appropriate. Thank you for the quote. It's easy to get focused som...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: prayer and Satans dirty little trick

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:16 pm +0000 

Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Notwithstanding the origions of the word "amen", if in the mind of the petitioner it is simply the way he ends his prayers, how can you believe God would take issue with a simple word. The intent within your heart is what registers with deity, not the hairsplitting of the meaning of a sing...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: blue and orange people.

 Post subject: Re: blue and orange people.
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:54 pm +0000 

Replies: 14
Views: 8636

Hi John here, concerning your question. It is difficult to speculate how mithologies and superstitions of humanity relate to the racial papers in the Ubook. The six colored races sprang forth from the basic aborigional stock decended from the first pair and was designed for genetic diversity in the ...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: The square peg and the round hole

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:36 pm +0000 

Replies: 47
Views: 25792

If I understand the square peg and round hole reference, you mean that we steadily surrender our will and our uniqueness as individuals as develop morontia conciousness. As we progress and do our individual parts in the evolution of the supreme, and adventure of settling the superuniverses in light ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Unsolicited advice or hung by the tongue

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:20 pm +0000 

Replies: 6
Views: 9100

Hi Michelle-Marie, John here. Thanks for your 2 coppers, they were good ones. Always good to hear from you. I value your input. Don't worry about being safe with me. I value free exchange of Ideas. You can say anything to me. I'm hard to offend. As you experience your 2nd reading, feel free to expre...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Reincarnation and other beliefs

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:52 pm +0000 

Replies: 162
Views: 104298

Hi, jwatkins00, John p here. I would love to respond with my understanding of the reincarnation concept. As I understand, reincarnation is the successive incarnations of physical being until one reaches a certain enlightenment, yet there seems to be no concious memory of past experiences, but an imp...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Science Stuff and The Urantia Book (TUB)

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:40 pm +0000 

Replies: 182
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The split between science and religeon was born of the idea that followers needed to be protected from knowledge. It is only the adhearence to so called holy writings that stands in the way of the realization that science is one more method in the discovery of God's truth. How God works in nature an...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Feeling religeous experience

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:51 pm +0000 

Replies: 21
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I'm wondering if there are others out there like me. I see that many readers speak of feeling God's love, being bathed in the spirit, and being moved by the spirit of truth. I don't have these feelings. There seems to little, if any, altruism or empathy in me. Yet, I see the truth of the 5th epochal...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Confusion About Michael and Jesus

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:52 pm +0000 

Replies: 57
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I think one thing to consider is that so reguarded "holy books" that religeons are founded upon are not revelations but rather the result of the concepts that came after the actual revelation. Abraham was the revelator, others wrote the book. Jesus was the revelator, others wrote the book....

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Unsolicited advice or hung by the tongue

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:40 pm +0000 

Replies: 6
Views: 9100

Hi Michelle-Marie, John here. I know what you mean. I have a friend so consumed by her anger at life's injustices she is spiritually crippled by it, but everytime I've tried to get her to examine herself she gets angrily dismissive and irrational. I've found that relating my experiences and difficul...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: fruits of the Spirit

 Post subject: Re: fruits of the Spirit
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:21 pm +0000 

Replies: 59
Views: 48762

Hi, Anvilsteele, John Here. Very well thought out questions. I'm a 30year reader and can only express my take on the Ubook. I hear much about "belief in the book", is it all true? I see the book as a revelation, not a religeon. A revelation is always conditioned by the prior experiences, e...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Michael's return

 Post subject: Michael's return
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:57 pm +0000 

Replies: 15
Views: 8137

Just a little speculation here. Might Michael's return co-inside with the 2000 year aniversary of his death, or birth? John the babtist prepared the way for Jesus, might the Ubook be preparing the way for Michael's return? I don't expect that this is the case. I do find the possibility interesting t...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: The Credibility of the Authors

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:00 pm +0000 

Replies: 35
Views: 21547

Greetings, John here. A valid question if you are a truth seeker. Questioning promotes wisdom while blind acceptance fosters ignorance. The Ubook presents itself as revelation not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but. Imagine trying to expline the internal combustion engine to someone a thous...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: How I first encountered Urantia Book

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:15 pm +0000 

Replies: 8
Views: 5866

Hi guy, I'm John . Are there really those frustrated with you because you raise questions having not finished the book? How can it not raise questions from the table of contents on? When I first encountered the Ubook, I bounced all around it looking up topics in the contents I found interesting. Eve...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Which pages should I read?

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:44 pm +0000 

Replies: 53
Views: 22696

Greetings, I am John from Vegas, at the end of the day, the cosmology, philosophy, history, and the account of Jesus' life seeks to qualify in the mind of the truth seeker, the basic teachings attempted 2000 years ago. That God is your father and all others are your brothers and sisters so "Be ...
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