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 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Will, Free Will, Will Power and CHOICE.

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:55 am +0000 

Replies: 182
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... is the authoritarian priesthood which dominated the common believer with rules and regulations of conduct which created great hypocrisy and suffering where the pretense of piety substituted for sincerity. 166:1.7 (1827.1) There were just three things to which the Pharisees paid particular ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Planetary Sovereignty

 Post subject: Re: Planetary Sovereignty
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:31 am +0000 

Replies: 108
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... this, as it operates on Urantia, is a spiritually defensive reaction of the majority of the worlds to save themselves, as far as possible, from suffering the isolating consequences of the alienating acts of a headstrong, wicked, and rebellious minority.

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Spiritual Pride

 Post subject: Re: Spiritual Pride
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:23 am +0000 

Replies: 73
Views: 1542


... complain about the behaviors of others, perhaps it is themselves in the greater need for improvement in patience, forgiveness, tolerance, and long suffering. Paradoxical even! And so topical!! 8) :biggrin: sanctimonious ADJECTIVE making a show of being morally superior to other people. synonyms: ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Personal experience or mandated teachers?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:25 pm +0000 

Replies: 13
Views: 360


... 5:4.5 (67.3) All religions teach the worship of Deity and some doctrine of human salvation. The Buddhist religion promises salvation from suffering, unending peace; the Jewish religion promises salvation from difficulties, prosperity predicated on righteousness; the Greek religion promised ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Planetary Sovereignty

 Post subject: Re: Planetary Sovereignty
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:22 am +0000 

Replies: 108
Views: 2084


This is, to me, the ultimate explanation as to why suffering is allowed. It cannot be stopped due to our personal sovereignty. It does not matter how unwise our choices or the harmful effects of free will choices...each creature has free will sovereignty ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Planetary Sovereignty

 Post subject: Re: Planetary Sovereignty
Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:16 pm +0000 

Replies: 108
Views: 2084


... the spirit of divinity become humbly obedient to the choosing of the creatures of the realms. This is, to me, the ultimate explanation as to why suffering is allowed. It cannot be stopped due to our personal sovereignty. It does not matter how unwise our choices or the harmful effects of free ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: No references to drugs and alcohol?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:51 am +0000 

Replies: 5
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... all follow the example of Jesus who did drink wine wisely and responsibly, but refused to drink narcotized wine even at his time of greatest suffering. (2007.2) 187:2.3 Crucifixion was resorted to in order to provide a cruel and lingering punishment, the victim sometimes not dying for several ...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: I don't believe the Book of Joshua

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:04 pm +0000 

Replies: 8
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... beliefs in Providence. 97:8.3 (1071.1) But five hundred years of the overlordship of alien rulers was too much for even the patient and long-suffering Jews. The prophets and priests began to cry: “How long, O Lord, how long?” As the honest Jew searched the Scriptures, his confusion became ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Squabbling

 Post subject: Re: Squabbling
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:45 am +0000 

Replies: 22
Views: 1077


... you if you had only read with discernment. ….. 148:6.2 (1662.4) “My son, you do not comprehend the meaning of adversity or the mission of suffering. Have you not read that masterpiece of Semitic literature—the Scripture story of the afflictions of Job?.... And how did the apostles react ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: What is Evolutionary Religion & Religious Experience?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:34 am +0000 

Replies: 130
Views: 5069


... assurance of our connection to Spirit that eliminates anxiety and worries and the fear of disappointment, uncertainty, defeat, failure, temporal suffering, loss, and even catastrophe. The tadpole presumes safety and destiny by embracing reality and joyfully engaging in its awesomeness. This is ...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Are you a 'proud reader'?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 am +0000 

Replies: 4
Views: 402


... of us will pursue this urge to discover despite the uncertainty, the disappointments, the failures, and even physical or financial risks and all suffering which may result. Some of us simply cannot "play it safe" or abide within the status quo. My grandpa always admonished me, "Do ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is there environmentalism in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:30 am +0000 

Replies: 147
Views: 4445


... more urgent. If you're a polar bear its already desperate!! It will become as urgent as it actually is I think...over time and based on the suffering it causes. Potentially it could unite humanity in common cause. Or it could lead to cataclysmic events and results. In either case, the UB ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is there environmentalism in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:30 pm +0000 

Replies: 147
Views: 4445


... are not changing because you don’t like them. And you make assumptions that are based on your misguided biases. The box I’ll put you in is suffering from utopian wet dreams. Translation: "I can't back up any of my mediocre ideas...but i can find a place for those that disagree in my ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is there environmentalism in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 pm +0000 

Replies: 147
Views: 4445


... are not changing because you don’t like them. And you make assumptions that are based on your misguided biases. The box I’ll put you in is suffering from utopian wet dreams. Translation: "I can't back up any of my mediocre ideas...but i can find a place for those that disagree in my ...

 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Is there environmentalism in the Urantia Book?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:12 pm +0000 

Replies: 147
Views: 4445


... are not changing because you don’t like them. And you make assumptions that are based on your misguided biases. The box I’ll put you in is suffering from utopian wet dreams.
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