Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:19 pm +0000
Agon D. Onter wrote:And yes, I understand that you are very likely referring to the book by Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now. I have read the book and it has some useful insights. However, it probably should be discussed on its own thread on that topic.
Agon D. Onter wrote:I have a negative comment to make about that, but I'm going to post it tomorrow.
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:35 pm +0000
toto wrote:Bradly especially, is fond of referring to himself as a tadpole.
toto wrote:100:1.4 Children are permanently impressed only by the loyalties of their adult associates; precept or even example is not lastingly influential. Loyal persons are growing persons, and growth is an impressive and inspiring reality. Live loyally today—grow—and tomorrow will attend to itself. The quickest way for a tadpole to become a frog is to live loyally each moment as a tadpole.
(1394.1) 126:5.12 With the close of this fifteenth year Jesus completed the traversal of that dangerous and difficult period in human existence, that time of transition between the more complacent years of childhood and the consciousness of approaching manhood with its increased responsibilities and opportunities for the acquirement of advanced experience in the development of a noble character. The growth period for mind and body had ended, and now began the real career of this young man of Nazareth.
(1086.4) 99:1.1 Mechanical inventions and the dissemination of knowledge are modifying civilization; certain economic adjustments and social changes are imperative if cultural disaster is to be avoided. This new and oncoming social order will not settle down complacently for a millennium. The human race must become reconciled to a procession of changes, adjustments, and readjustments. Mankind is on the march toward a new and unrevealed planetary destiny.
(1086.5) 99:1.2 Religion must become a forceful influence for moral stability and spiritual progression functioning dynamically in the midst of these ever-changing conditions and never-ending economic adjustments.
(1086.6) 99:1.3 Urantia society can never hope to settle down as in past ages. The social ship has steamed out of the sheltered bays of established tradition and has begun its cruise upon the high seas of evolutionary destiny; and the soul of man, as never before in the world’s history, needs carefully to scrutinize its charts of morality and painstakingly to observe the compass of religious guidance. The paramount mission of religion as a social influence is to stabilize the ideals of mankind during these dangerous times of transition from one phase of civilization to another, from one level of culture to another.
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:01 pm +0000
MidiChlorian wrote:This is true but, it is his prerogative to refer to himself as a child, where the following UB quote presenting the "tadpole" to "frog" is a form of complacency to stay as a child. For some this is okay, but there are others who would like to grow-up, and look at society and the current civilization as needing some change in order to progress forward.
MidiChlorian wrote:Jesus, had a similar time, as noted in the UB, where He needed to make a change as He got older.
MidiChlorian wrote:Where above, the same analogy might be presented as in the "tadpole" and "frog" narrative. So, it is one thing to "Live loyally today" as a child, but tomorrow will come where one must grow into "manhood", thereby transforming from "tadpole" to "frog", at some point in time.
MidiChlorian wrote:The other area where one may become complacent, and referenced in the UB, as Social Reconstruction in relation to Religion, is as follows, and also warns of possible issues which may come in time, as this topic attempts to address, however, there are those who are complacent and refuse to see that there are social issues which need to be addressed.
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:04 am +0000
(53:4.2) Self-assertion was the battle cry of the Lucifer rebellion. One of his chief arguments was that, if self-government was good and right for the Melchizedeks and other groups, it was equally good for all orders of intelligence. He was bold and persistent in the advocacy of the "equality of mind" and "the brotherhood of intelligence."
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:00 pm +0000
nodAmanaV wrote:According to the several sources of news media available now, there exists a very wide gulf between the two camps who busy themselves explaining what's true (lies) and what's not (truth). This widening chasm only highlights that those who possess the levers of power over the "mainstream" media, are very much up to no good. Like most things that mobilize many people, the profit motive dominates, all spiritual considerations be damned.
At the core of the battle going on right now, is the disguised "service" of media professionals and self-serving politicians, claiming all men who are not included equally in society, will be, if their assertions of "tolerance" and "intelligence" (college education) are accepted, while their real motive for saying these things are for the purpose of self-enrichment, to prop themselves up in a cozy and luxurious lifestyle at the expense and suffering of the very people they claim to "serve."(53:4.2) Self-assertion was the battle cry of the Lucifer rebellion. One of his chief arguments was that, if self-government was good and right for the Melchizedeks and other groups, it was equally good for all orders of intelligence. He was bold and persistent in the advocacy of the "equality of mind" and "the brotherhood of intelligence."
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:22 am +0000
toto wrote:I know this by its more colloquial expression, indoctrination.
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:16 am +0000
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:27 am +0000
nodAmanaV wrote:Here's what the Urantia Book says about what we're in the midst of. The complete secularization of society, and the struggle to hold it at bay.
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:38 am +0000
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:13 am +0000
slyde wrote:A very interesting Republican vs. Democrat slant here with TUB as a cover.
(1:2.10) As a physical controller in the material universe of universes, the First Source and Center functions in the patterns of the eternal Isle of Paradise, and through this absolute gravity center the eternal God exercises cosmic overcontrol of the physical level equally in the central universe and throughout the universe of universes. As mind, God functions in the Deity of the Infinite Spirit; as spirit, God is manifest in the person of the Eternal Son and in the persons of the divine children of the Eternal Son. This interrelation of the First Source and Center with the co-ordinate Persons and Absolutes of Paradise does not in the least preclude the direct personal action of the Universal Father throughout all creation and on all levels thereof. Through the presence of his fragmentized spirit the Creator Father maintains immediate contact with his creature children and his created universes.
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:33 pm +0000
nodAmanaV wrote:I've been watching a new NatGeo mini series about Albert Einstein's life entitled "Genius." I've been wondering if you've been following along too.
nodAmanaV wrote:The way Einstein's legacy, and the legacies of still living scientists like Hawkins for example, are being treated makes me think about what the Urantia Book says about "fetish personalities."
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:29 am +0000
alwilliams767 wrote:What is going on is exactly what has been going on the entire time. We are experiencing a slow and painful evolution from savagery to a semblance of civilization. There is nothing particularly special about this time as opposed to any other time in the course of human history. The nation of the United States, located in the northern hemisphere of this world is lately coming off a period of relative progress, a phenomena which obviously terrified a large portion of its populace, and is entering a period of relative regression. Geographically, across the planet, the Middle Eastern states continue to roil in the aftermath of an unfortunate attempt to instigate the early return of Jesus by the Western Christian Nations. It will be generations before this works itself out. Asia seems to be on the rise, with the Yellow races leading much of the technology portion of the current scientific revolution. The Northern White races appear to be in decline, but this outwardly decline may be cleverly masking a slow but steady spiritual renaissance. The current leaders of democracy and freedom appear to be the Scandinavian nations and Canada. The current last placers in this contest appear to be the nations of North Korea and Syria.
In short, its business as usual and we are exactly where we are supposed to be right now… all things considered.
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:44 am +0000
alwilliams767 wrote:I also disagree with the idea that the fallen Planetary Prince is pulling a lot of strings behind the scenes. Remember the Author's admission that most of what is blamed on the devil is actually the evil of the self. Our world, its history and its future is much like a pendulum, upon which we all swing. Sometimes it moves forwards, sometimes not. Often times there is some really terrible stuff going on at the exact same time some really beautiful things are happening. If you smooth it all out, a slow painful crawl from savagery to civilization becomes apparent. However when you are out there, (which is where we all are...) it can be a wild rollercoaster from heck.
Yes, Trump is leading the charge backwards.
Yes corporations are soulless, even soul sucking monstrosities.
But dig deeper.
Underneath the chaos is the slow, steady progression which is the teachings of the Master, moving the world forward at its own pace.
Do your best to share the gospel in you own way. Its really the only thing you can do.
Remember the Masters words when he told us that even if its the end of the age, the end of the world even, we are secure in his teachings: The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:15 am +0000