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 Forum: In The Media   Topic: I Am Thyron

 Post subject: Re: I Am Thyron
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:15 pm +0000 

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After seeing this thread, I bought the book (Kindle version). I just finished reading it and as an avid reader and a fan of good fiction, I can honestly say that I would not recommend this book to anyone. Though the subject matter was interesting at times, the book itself was very poorly written. Th...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Too Much Too Soon

 Post subject: Re: Too Much Too Soon
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:08 pm +0000 

Replies: 16
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I forget the origin, but we have a quote that is brought up often in our study group, which is, "You may be the only Urantia Book a person ever reads." I think this is a lesson most of us have learned quickly. It is extremely rare to find others who are or become as enthusiastic about the ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: The Number of Inhabited Worlds in our Solar System.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:50 pm +0000 

Replies: 6
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Some observations: 1) The UB does not state that every 10th planet is a decimal planet, only that: 36:2.8 On one world in each ten a greater variance in the standard life designs is permitted than on the other (nonexperimental) worlds. This suggests to me that in, for example, a group of 4, you coul...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: new guy!

 Post subject: Re: new guy!
Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:36 am +0000 

Replies: 14
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Being "100% truly saved" is completely separate from being "totally loyal to Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior". All are "saved" unless they make the distinct choice to reject God and the divine path we have been set upon and thereby rejecting ultimate reality. And ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: A positive subject for all

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:51 pm +0000 

Replies: 11
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Unless I'm misremembering, the TA does not correct our thoughts. They lead us and guide us, but every choice we make is ours. They do not compel us or coerce us to think or do anything that is against our own will. It's called a Thought Adjuster because it adjusts God's thoughts to reach us, not bec...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: The Garden of Gethsemane

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:30 am +0000 

Replies: 6
Views: 3387


Despite Rich's objections of comparison, I don't see a conflict here at all. Without looking up the entire context of each quiote, it appears the quotes are referencing two different timeframes. In the UB quote, the time referenced is when Judas started out from the temple at which point there were ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Why not just believe the Bible?

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:11 pm +0000 

Replies: 39
Views: 15726


I would respond to them with some questions like these. Why did we need algebra and calculus when we already had addition and subtraction? Why did we need cars when we already had horses and wagons? Why did we even need horses and wagons when we already had legs and feet? Why did we need antibiotics...

 Forum: Service With A Smile   Topic: Starting out

 Post subject: Re: Starting out
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:37 am +0000 

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You might start by posting your info in the new study group portal at http://www.urantiastudygroup.org/home.php so people can find your group and inquire. As for managing the group itself, there are many ways to do so and the info MaryJo linked could help. I think the best way to do it is after you ...

 Forum: In The Media   Topic: Meher Baba and the Evolution of Consciousness

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:54 pm +0000 

Replies: 18
Views: 10148


I read (or more accurately, skimmed) "God Speaks" by Meher Baba on the recommendation of a friend. Although he does have some interesting insights into the nature of God, his teachings all rest upon reincarnation as stated in the video you linked. Even if I did somehow become convinced in ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I have a question..

 Post subject: Re: I have a question..
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:46 pm +0000 

Replies: 92
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Hi Tony. If God has the ability to see/know your exact future (as you suggest), then what exactly constitutes your free will? If your present is somehow equivalent to God’s past, then when are/were you actually free to choose? Apparently not in the present, because (as you suggest) God somehow alre...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I have a question..

 Post subject: Re: I have a question..
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:57 pm +0000 

Replies: 92
Views: 25004


Let's say I have the ability to go back in time. I go back to see my younger self walking up to a crossroad. I know that at this particular crossroad I had chosen to take the left turn and sure enough, I watch my younger self turn left. Does my knowing this particular choice mean that my younger sel...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I have a question..

 Post subject: Re: I have a question..
Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:46 pm +0000 

Replies: 92
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Bart, I'm not sure what you're asking. In my analogy we still have our (relative) free will. We still make the choices. God knows those choices we have made/are making/will make because sees the entire timeline and can jump in at any point he chooses. … Hi Tony. Nicki Jane’s original question was: ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I have a question..

 Post subject: Re: I have a question..
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:49 am +0000 

Replies: 92
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Bart, I'm not sure what you're asking. In my analogy we still have our (relative) free will. We still make the choices. God knows those choices we have made/are making/will make because sees the entire timeline and can jump in at any point he chooses. We don't have that same ability. We're stuck in ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: I have a question..

 Post subject: Re: I have a question..
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:28 am +0000 

Replies: 92
Views: 25004


The answer lies directly within the quote you posted. God has a perspective which does indeed allow him to be completely omniscient. God exists outside of time and space! ["To God there is no past, present, or future; all time is present at any given moment."] He can view the entirety of t...

 Forum: Marriage & Family Life   Topic: Authority over woman

 Post subject: Re: Authority over woman
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:16 pm +0000 

Replies: 158
Views: 70306


I think its alway's important for me to remember that in reality our personality's are not male or female and eventually we become non-sex beings That's not exactly true, boomshuka. Though after this life in the flesh we are no longer sexual beings in the physical reproductive sense, we always reta...
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