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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:07 pm +0000 

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This thread is a demon-stration of the devil in the details. It sure jinn-ed up some interesting responses.

Some say that drinking alcohol is also a trap set up by Lucifer. But I'll tell you this, I'd rather have this bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Is life a computer simulation?

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:48 am +0000 

Replies: 41
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I've recently seen a few articles like this ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/07/are-we-living-in-a-computer-simulation/ ) which entertain the possibility that life as we know it is actually a simulation in some other advanced life form's computer system. At first, I was inclined to ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Answer to an honest question.

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 7:50 am +0000 

Replies: 163
Views: 53209

180:5.2 Divine truth is a spirit-discerned and living reality. Truth exists only on high spiritual levels of the realization of divinity and the consciousness of communion with God. You can know the truth, and you can live the truth; you can experience the growth of truth in the soul and enjoy the ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Answer to an honest question.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:00 am +0000 

Replies: 163
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I sincerely hope this forum doesn't turn into another UBRON. Hi, Tony, thanks for chiming in, but this forum is more user friendly than "UBRON" and I was once invited to look into the back server information retained on "UBRON" and it is quit extensive, with collected informatio...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Answer to an honest question.

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 8:52 am +0000 

Replies: 163
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I sincerely hope this forum doesn't turn into another UBRON.

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Jumping circles

 Post subject: Re: Jumping circles
Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:27 pm +0000 

Replies: 8
Views: 5106

We discussed a very similar topic in my study group regarding spiritual capacity. Many, if not most of us, have had this experience of the epiphany or the spiritual cup being filled to the top. Suddenly it feels as if you have everything figured out. You're brimming with confidence and spiritual kno...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: First Humans

 Post subject: Re: First Humans
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:30 am +0000 

Replies: 4
Views: 4641

Good points and I had considered that the definition of "human" was definitely a mitigating factor. The UB authors appear to include physical as well as mental, emotional and spiritual development in their definition. Having not read the actual scientific paper referenced in the article, I...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: First Humans

 Post subject: First Humans
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:03 am +0000 

Replies: 4
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From the UB: 62:5.1 From the year A.D. 1934 back to the birth of the first two human beings is just 993,419 years. From http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/25/8290303/father-humans-239000-years-ago-iceland-genome A 2013 study from the University of Arizona estimated that the age of the father of all huma...

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

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:38 pm +0000 

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If you get some value out of attending church, then I see no reason for you to discontinue attending. One of the biggest reasons I can see for attending are as an avenue of service to others -- you'll have access to and opportunity for outreach and service projects you may not have elsewhere -- and ...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Bill Nye calls earth "our place in space"

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:11 am +0000 

Replies: 4
Views: 4423

I wonder if Bill Nye has read the Urantia Book. I find this to be highly unlikely. He has said he does not believe in God. And while he specifically claims to be agnostic, stating that we can't know for certain if there is a God, it seems to me that he says this as more of a begrudging nod to scien...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I'm not sure what this sentence means

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:56 am +0000 

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It just means that counting from 1934 (in the time period the papers were indited), Adam and Eve had arrived 37,848 years ago. As fanofVan indicated, if you count from the present year, they would have arrived 37,928 years ago. Basically they were just establishing a reference point of 1934 and coun...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: How could Jesus have been born in 7 BC?

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:06 am +0000 

Replies: 13
Views: 7484

Others have explained this well but here's a little analogy that may help clarify further. Let's say we find a young orphan and we don't know any information about where or when he was born. Since you can't go around without an age, we assign him an arbitrary birth date (1/1/1984) based on how old w...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Universe's Largest Structure Discovered

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:20 am +0000 

Replies: 6
Views: 3329

Remember that the universe is existential. It has no beginning. Possibly the age of our local universe is a trillion years. If the universe is existential, how can it have an age? I think you're combining two concepts here. The Havona universe is indeed existential and has no beginning. The Grand U...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Conversations With God

 Post subject: Re: Conversations With God
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:28 pm +0000 

Replies: 13
Views: 8734

I would be interested in any responses to this question also. I've been meaning to check out those books for a while now. I'm a big fan of the Global Oneness Day initiative of Humanity's Team and Neale Donald Walsh is a founding member.

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: My Religion

 Post subject: Re: My Religion
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:01 pm +0000 

Replies: 15
Views: 9056

My Religion Your description of "my religion" is certainly valid and it does jibe well with the UB's definitions. And Kierkegaard's description of personhood is also in harmony with the UB's descriptions as I understand them. Still, nothing has been more useful in formulating the structur...
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