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I am going to repost here all 27 Trivia Questions that I submitted to another forum for their spiritual recreation. Please note that for all these questions you will need the assistance of your Thought Adjusters, as these cannot find their direct replies in the Urantia Book (or anywhere else):

#1) As the Isle of Paradise is so unfathonably HUGE, what do its citizens do for transportation in order to get around?

#2) When the Urantia Book makes mention of "non-breathers" situated nearby our own sphere, could it possibly be referring to our own moon?

#3) Will Finaliters in the immensely distant future find themselves, among many other things, conjuring up and governing their own perfect world in one of the infinitely many Havona universes located in the 5th Outer Space Level?

#4) Has there ever existed on our world a pair of twins so absolutely identical to one another, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as those twins spoken of in the Urantia Book--the Apostles James and Jude?

#5) Can a current-day mortal have any kind of direct communication with the evolutionary deity, the Supreme Being?

#6) Will those who have died wilfully choosing and relishing wickedness, although spared the everlasting torments of a hell-fire, be compelled to experience a veritable emotional hell upon the First Mansion World as they are likewise compelled to look upon themselves?

#7) If it is said that no one has ever measured the length of Paradise, can one therefore assume that the length of Paradise extends on and on into infinitude?

#8) What is the point and purpose for the existence of the orange and green races of mortal men if they are slated to be promptly wiped away.

#9) Deleted

#10) If Agondonters, the fruits of those worlds darkened by rebellion, are deemed so precious in the Grand Universe, why is it that such rebellions are so relatively scarse in the annals of the 7 superuniverses?

#11) Why did God allow the true religion of Abner to virtually perish and the erroneous religion of the Apostles to flourish and propagate?

#12) Is it true that every fantasy and dream that has ever been imagined by intelligent beings of the 7 superuniverses, good or evil, will become reality in the 1st Outer Space Level?

#13) Will each individual Finaliter spend all the eternal ages in the close company of 999 other dear fellow Finaliters? (I wish!)

#14) Once an ascender has reached Paradise, is he permitted to stay there as long as his heart desires, even if it be for centillions of aeons?

#15) How do God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and God the Absolute get along and relate with One Another?

#16) Can anyone EVER take an Inspired Trinity Spirit as a close friend?

#17) If Caligastia had shown forth from the beginning an insufficiency of proper disposition, then how could he have possibly ended up as Planetary Prince of Urantia?

#18) Why does the Urantia Book have so very little to say about the adventures and activities of the Major and Minor Sectors of a superuniverse when ascenders are destined to spend just as great amounts of time there as on the Constellations, Local Universes, and Local Systems?

#19) What are the outward symptoms of an individual who has personally attained the stage of Light and Life?

#20) Are Uversa, Salvington, Edentia, and Jesusem all the same size?

#21) Do all 700,000 Creator Sons, on occasion, ever get together for a happy reunion and for fellowship?

#22) What purpose do "gas" planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune serve if they are not intended as abodes for some type of intelligent beings?

#23) Do the Ancients of Days ever get to have any kind of fun?

#24) How do the Solitary Messengers, knowing of the many myriads of delightful beings extant in the Master Universe, put up with their solitude?

#25) Are names such as "Orvonton", "Uversa", "Divinington", "Spiritington", "Salvington", and "Jerusem" the true names of their designate places or are these names Anglicized for our convenience and easy pronunciation?

#26) How could Lucifer, who by his light has beheld the holiness and beauty of the worlds of Light and Life and has full knowledge of the consequences of evil, yet deliberately chosen to rebel?

#27) Will everything that can be enjoyed by mortal men on the evolutionary worlds find either their equivalent or enhancement in the eternal ascension/Finaliter career in the hereafter?


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Interesting questions.

As to this one:

#3) Will Finaliters in the immensely distant future find themselves, among many other things, conjuring up and governing their own perfect world in one of the infinitely many Havona universes located in the 5th Outer Space Level?

They will do far more than any singular planetary "conjuring and governing" to be sure:

31:10.10 (353.6) The gathering together of these seven finaliter corps signifies reality mobilization of potentials, personalities, minds, spirits, absonites, and experiential actualities that probably transcend even the future master universe functions of the Supreme Being. These seven finaliter corps probably signify the present activity of the Ultimate Trinity engaged in mustering the forces of the finite and the absonite in preparation for inconceivable developments in the universes of outer space. Nothing like this mobilization has taken place since the near times of eternity when the Paradise Trinity similarly mobilized the then existing personalities of Paradise and Havona and commissioned them as administrators and rulers of the projected seven superuniverses of time and space. The seven finaliter corps represent the divinity response of the grand universe to the future needs of the undeveloped potentials in the outer universes of future-eternal activities.

31:10.15 (354.1) But though we really know nothing about the plans of the Architects of the Master Universe respecting these outer creations, nevertheless, of three things we are certain:

31:10.16 (354.2) 1. There actually is a vast and new system of universes gradually organizing in the domains of outer space. New orders of physical creations, enormous and gigantic circles of swarming universes upon universes far out beyond the present bounds of the peopled and organized creations, are actually visible through your telescopes. At present, these outer creations are wholly physical; they are apparently uninhabited and seem to be devoid of creature administration.

31:10.17 (354.3) 2. For ages upon ages there continues the unexplained and wholly mysterious Paradise mobilization of the perfected and ascendant beings of time and space, in association with the six other finaliter corps.

31:10.18 (354.4) 3. Concomitantly with these transactions the Supreme Person of Deity is powerizing as the almighty sovereign of the supercreations.

31:10.19 (354.5) As we view this triune development, embracing creatures, universes, and Deity, can we be criticized for anticipating that something new and unrevealed is approaching culmination in the master universe? Is it not natural that we should associate this agelong mobilization and organization of physical universes on such a hitherto unknown scale and the personality emergence of the Supreme Being with this stupendous scheme of upstepping the mortals of time to divine perfection and with their subsequent mobilization on Paradise in the Corps of the Finality — a designation and destiny enshrouded in universe mystery? It is increasingly the belief of all Uversa that the assembling Corps of the Finality are destined to some future service in the universes of outer space, where we already are able to identify the clustering of at least seventy thousand aggregations of matter, each of which is greater than any one of the present superuniverses.


I wonder how many finaliters there will come to be from 7 trillion worlds in the 7 superuniverses? How many gazillions and bazillions of trillions?

As to this one:

#10) If Agondonters, the fruits of those worlds darkened by rebellion, are deemed so precious in the Grand Universe, why is it that such rebellions are so relatively scarse in the annals of the 7 superuniverses?

While sin and evil are never desirable nor necessary - or even "real" and lasting by its very nature, the experiential wisdom derived by its inevitability in time and space combined with free will results in the love response which overwhelms it. I assume the number of Agondonters is sufficient for their purpose and value so delivered.

And this one:

#12) Is it true that every fantasy and dream that has ever been imagined by intelligent beings of the 7 superuniverses, good or evil, will become reality in the 1st Outer Space Level?

Simple answer: NO! Evil has no reality and is neither fostered nor perpetuated by reality. Error becoming reality is a true oxymoron and false on every level according to the UB.

And this:

#19) What are the outward symptoms of an individual who has personally attained the stage of Light and Life?

The fruits of the spirit are listed multiple times in text:

99:5.6 (1091.5) Any religious belief which is effective in spiritualizing the believer is certain to have powerful repercussions in the social life of such a religionist. Religious experience unfailingly yields the “fruits of the spirit” in the daily life of the spirit-led mortal.

194:3.1 (2062.10) ....... The Creator Son, in the flesh, revealed God to men; the Spirit of Truth, in the heart, reveals the Creator Son to men. When man yields the “fruits of the spirit” in his life, he is simply showing forth the traits which the Master manifested in his own earthly life. When Jesus was on earth, he lived his life as one personality — Jesus of Nazareth. As the indwelling spirit of the “new teacher,” the Master has, since Pentecost, been able to live his life anew in the experience of every truth-taught believer.

34:6.13 (381.7) The consciousness of the spirit domination of a human life is presently attended by an increasing exhibition of the characteristics of the Spirit in the life reactions of such a spirit-led mortal, “for the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.” Such spirit-guided and divinely illuminated mortals, while they yet tread the lowly paths of toil and in human faithfulness perform the duties of their earthly assignments, have already begun to discern the lights of eternal life as they glimmer on the faraway shores of another world; already have they begun to comprehend the reality of that inspiring and comforting truth, “The kingdom of God is not meat and drink but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” And throughout every trial and in the presence of every hardship, spirit-born souls are sustained by that hope which transcends all fear because the love of God is shed abroad in all hearts by the presence of the divine Spirit.

143:2.8 (1610.3) “If, then, my children, you are born of the spirit, you are forever delivered from the self-conscious bondage of a life of self-denial and watchcare over the desires of the flesh, and you are translated into the joyous kingdom of the spirit, whence you spontaneously show forth the fruits of the spirit in your daily lives; and the fruits of the spirit are the essence of the highest type of enjoyable and ennobling self-control, even the heights of terrestrial mortal attainment — true self-mastery.”

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#1) As the Isle of Paradise is so unfathonably HUGE, what do its citizens do for transportation in order to get around?

Through mind. Paradise is spaceless. Think of a place and you are there.

#2) When the Urantia Book makes mention of "non-breathers" situated nearby our own sphere, could it possibly be referring to our own moon?

I think it is impossible that it refers to our moon. We could have detected it already. I think Mars is a better candidate.

#3) Will Finaliters in the immensely distant future find themselves, among many other things, conjuring up and governing their own perfect world in one of the infinitely many Havona universes located in the 5th Outer Space Level?

We could conjure these up now.

#4) Has there ever existed on our world a pair of twins so absolutely identical to one another, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as those twins spoken of in the Urantia Book--the Apostles James and Jude?

Each personality is unique. Even James and John were not absolutely identical.

#5) Can a current-day mortal have any kind of direct communication with the evolutionary deity, the Supreme Being?

Not possible. The Supreme Being is not actual in the Grand Universe. It is actualizing at this time.

#6) Will those who have died wilfully choosing and relishing wickedness, although spared the everlasting torments of a hell-fire, be compelled to experience a veritable emotional hell upon the First Mansion World as they are likewise compelled to look upon themselves?

I don’t believe they will even have a chance to be resurrected in the Mansion World. They have chosen unreality and have self destructed.

#7) If it is said that no one has ever measured the length of Paradise, can one therefore assume that the length of Paradise extends on and on into infinitude?

Paradise has a definite dimension so it has a definite measurable length.

#8) What is the point and purpose for the existence of the orange and green races of mortal men if they are slated to be so promptly wiped away?

I believe they were not “slated to be so promptly wiped away”. It just so happened that they were wiped away. The purpose of their existence is anyone’s guess.

#9) If in order to achieve the "stillness" required to communicate with "celestials" one must expel ALL thoughts from one's head, how can an individual who is ALWAYS thinking about something accomplish this?

Don’t know where you got that idea.

#10) If Agondonters, the fruits of those worlds darkened by rebellion, are deemed so precious in the Grand Universe, why is it that such rebellions are so relatively scarse in the annals of the 7 superuniverses?

Though it has good that comes out of it, rebellion is undesirable anywhere in the Grand Universe.

#11) Why did God allow the true religion of Abner to virtually perish and the erroneous religion of the Apostles to flourish and propagate?

Freewill is the culprit. God will not prevent His children from exercising the freewill He so lovingly gifted them.

#12) Is it true that every fantasy and dream that has ever been imagined by intelligent beings of the 7 superuniverses, good or evil, will become reality in the 1st Outer Space Level?

Perhaps those fantasies and dreams that have spiritual values will. Good is realizable. All evil thoughts will be vanished.

#13) Will each individual Finaliter spend all the eternal ages in the close company of 999 other dear fellow Finaliters? (I wish!)

I, too, wish!

#14) Once an ascender has reached Paradise, is he permitted to stay there as long as his heart desires, even if it be for centillions of aeons?

I guess the plan is not for an ascender to spend his time in idle bliss.

#15) How do God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and God the Absolute get along and relate with One Another?

Another Trinity, I guess. Perfect unity?

#16) Can anyone EVER take an Inspired Trinity Spirit as a close friend?

I don’t see why not?

#17) If Caligastia had shown forth from the beginning an insufficiency of proper disposition, then how could he have possibly ended up as Planetary Prince of Urantia?

Perhaps, his disposition was not regarded insufficient.

#18) Why does the Urantia Book have so very little to say about the adventures and activities of the Major and Minor Sectors of a superuniverse when ascenders are destined to spend just as great amounts of time there as on the Constellations, Local Universes, and Local Systems?

Perhaps, the revelators deemed it not necessary to put details on the ascender’s activities on these stopovers.

#19) What are the outward symptoms of an individual who has personally attained the stage of Light and Life?

The fruits of the spirit.

#20) Are Uversa, Salvington, Edentia, and Jesusem all the same size?

I believe these stopovers are increasing in size as they accommodate more and more ascenders coming from lower origins.

#21) Do all 700,000 Creator Sons, on occasion, ever get together for a happy reunion and for fellowship?

I believe the UB says they do.

#22) What purpose do "gas" planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune serve if they are not intended as abodes for some type of intelligent beings?

All planets came from the same origin – the sun. Because of size and location, they have different state of being at this time. But who knows someday, these gas planets will become habitable?

#23) Do the Ancients of Days ever get to have any kind of fun?

They may have some kind of fun not like what we call here on earth as fun that we can’t even imagine.

#24) How do the Solitary Messengers, knowing of the many myriads of delightful beings extant in the Master Universe, put up with their solitude?

I believe that is their nature and being solitary might be fun for them.

#25) Are names such as "Orvonton", "Uversa", "Divinington", "Spiritington", "Salvington", and "Jerusem" the true names of their designate places or are these names Anglicized for our convenience and easy pronunciation?

I believe these names as what we would call these places in English.

#26) How could Lucifer, who by his light has beheld the holiness and beauty of the worlds of Light and Life and has full knowledge of the consequences of evil, yet deliberately chosen to rebel?

I think because of pride and he thinks he knows better.

#27) Will everything that can be enjoyed by mortal men on the evolutionary worlds find either their equivalent or enhancement in the eternal ascension/Finaliter career in the hereafter?

I believe the UB says this is so.


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#1) As the Isle of Paradise is so unfathonably HUGE, what do its citizens do for transportation in order to get around? 21 window VW bus

#2) When the Urantia Book makes mention of "non-breathers" situated nearby our own sphere, could it possibly be referring to our own moon? Yes

#3) Will Finaliters in the immensely distant future find themselves, among many other things, conjuring up and governing their own perfect world in one of the infinitely many Havona universes located in the 5th Outer Space Level? Likely to be a lot more than that.

#4) Has there ever existed on our world a pair of twins so absolutely identical to one another, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as those twins spoken of in the Urantia Book--the Apostles James and Jude? No. I'm thinking of Tony and Steve.

#5) Can a current-day mortal have any kind of direct communication with the evolutionary deity, the Supreme Being? No. Except when you talk to yourself after too many gin and tonics.

#6) Will those who have died wilfully choosing and relishing wickedness, although spared the everlasting torments of a hell-fire, be compelled to experience a veritable emotional hell upon the First Mansion World as they are likewise compelled to look upon themselves? Nah, they would probably enjoy it if they did.

#7) If it is said that no one has ever measured the length of Paradise, can one therefore assume that the length of Paradise extends on and on into infinitude? Can't wrap my brain around that one.

#8) What is the point and purpose for the existence of the orange and green races of mortal men if they are slated to be so promptly wiped away? There you go asking questions.

#9) Deleted!

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#10) If Agondonters, the fruits of those worlds darkened by rebellion, are deemed so precious in the Grand Universe, why is it that such rebellions are so relatively scarse in the annals of the 7 superuniverses? Aaaaah, now you're on to something.

#11) Why did God allow the true religion of Abner to virtually perish and the erroneous religion of the Apostles to flourish and propagate? Freewill baby!

#12) Is it true that every fantasy and dream that has ever been imagined by intelligent beings of the 7 superuniverses, good or evil, will become reality in the 1st Outer Space Level? I hope not because some of my dreams are nightmares.

#13) Will each individual Finaliter spend all the eternal ages in the close company of 999 other dear fellow Finaliters? (I wish!) That's what the book kind of says, yes.

#14) Once an ascender has reached Paradise, is he permitted to stay there as long as his heart desires, even if it be for centillions of aeons? Come on Ray, you know better than that.

#15) How do God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and God the Absolute get along and relate with One Another? Cell phones.

#16) Can anyone EVER take an Inspired Trinity Spirit as a close friend? I already have too many friends. Most of the tools I lent them still haven't been returned.

#17) If Caligastia had shown forth from the beginning an insufficiency of proper disposition, then how could he have possibly ended up as Planetary Prince of Urantia? Old Cal, he's a gas.

#18) Why does the Urantia Book have so very little to say about the adventures and activities of the Major and Minor Sectors of a superuniverse when ascenders are destined to spend just as great amounts of time there as on the Constellations, Local Universes, and Local Systems? To keep us in suspense?

#19) What are the outward symptoms of an individual who has personally attained the stage of Light and Life? A lot of gray hair. Nah, that ain't it.

#20) Are Uversa, Salvington, Edentia, and Jesusem all the same size? Probably not.

#21) Do all 700,000 Creator Sons, on occasion, ever get together for a happy reunion and for fellowship? I believe they do. Jubilee.

#22) What purpose do "gas" planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune serve if they are not intended as abodes for some type of intelligent beings? To balance gravity.

#23) Do the Ancients of Days ever get to have any kind of fun? No. They're too old.

#24) How do the Solitary Messengers, knowing of the many myriads of delightful beings extant in the Master Universe, put up with their solitude? They play solitaire a lot of course.

#25) Are names such as "Orvonton", "Uversa", "Divinington", "Spiritington", "Salvington", and "Jerusem" the true names of their designate places or are these names Anglicized for our convenience and easy pronunciation? Not their true names.

#26) How could Lucifer, who by his light has beheld the holiness and beauty of the worlds of Light and Life and has full knowledge of the consequences of evil, yet deliberately chosen to rebel? Hey everybody makes mistakes?

#27) Will everything that can be enjoyed by mortal men on the evolutionary worlds find either their equivalent or enhancement in the eternal ascension/Finaliter career in the hereafter? Absolutely! I often wonder though in what ways those things we so much enjoy here will be enhanced/amplified over there.


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Thanks nodAmanav - okay, get it...what a putz I can be sometimes. For grins only then!!

#1) As the Isle of Paradise is so unfathonably HUGE, what do its citizens do for transportation in order to get around?

A: faster fandors

#2) When the Urantia Book makes mention of "non-breathers" situated nearby our own sphere, could it possibly be referring to our own moon?

A: moon zombies...only on the dark side.

#3) Will Finaliters in the immensely distant future find themselves, among many other things, conjuring up and governing their own perfect world in one of the infinitely many Havona universes located in the 5th Outer Space Level?

A: that's "our"selves!! Creation of reality by conjuring...what a concept....my ex-wife was awesome at that!!

#4) Has there ever existed on our world a pair of twins so absolutely identical to one another, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as those twins spoken of in the Urantia Book--the Apostles James and Jude?

A: yes...Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb

#5) Can a current-day mortal have any kind of direct communication with the evolutionary deity, the Supreme Being?

A: yes....by "conjuring" and fantasizing!

#6) Will those who have died wilfully choosing and relishing wickedness, although spared the everlasting torments of a hell-fire, be compelled to experience a veritable emotional hell upon the First Mansion World as they are likewise compelled to look upon themselves?

A: not themselves but each other....there's a special island for orientation!

#7) If it is said that no one has ever measured the length of Paradise, can one therefore assume that the length of Paradise extends on and on into infinitude?

A: how can something else circle something that extends into infinitude....and what's that anyway?

#8) What is the point and purpose for the existence of the orange and green races of mortal men if they are slated to be so promptly wiped away?

A: I didn't know that hundreds of thousands of years was so prompt....that must be an eternity measurement!

#9) deleted by author in support of harmony!

#10) If Agondonters, the fruits of those worlds darkened by rebellion, are deemed so precious in the Grand Universe, why is it that such rebellions are so relatively scarse in the annals of the 7 superuniverses?

A: Because we're so special....everyone simply cannot be as special as me!

#11) Why did God allow the true religion of Abner to virtually perish and the erroneous religion of the Apostles to flourish and propagate?

A: Needed better integration and utilization of established primitivisms and pagan symbolism! Slowing down progress.

#12) Is it true that every fantasy and dream that has ever been imagined by intelligent beings of the 7 superuniverses, good or evil, will become reality in the 1st Outer Space Level?

A: Yes...they're floating around out there in cold storage now waiting for the finaliters to conjur up a place to be "real".

#13) Will each individual Finaliter spend all the eternal ages in the close company of 999 other dear fellow Finaliters? (I wish!)

A: Not in my "evil" fantasies, no. Only the good looking ones who admire me will hang.

#14) Once an ascender has reached Paradise, is he permitted to stay there as long as his heart desires, even if it be for centillions of aeons?

A: If he/she is good in the kitchen or plays a really good harp.

#15) How do God the Supreme, God the Ultimate, and God the Absolute get along and relate with One Another?

A: They gamble on eventuations and share their good and evil fantasies while commiserating on the good old days.

#16) Can anyone EVER take an Inspired Trinity Spirit as a close friend?

A: No...we can only befriend the uninspired ones.

#17) If Caligastia had shown forth from the beginning an insufficiency of proper disposition, then how could he have possibly ended up as Planetary Prince of Urantia?

A: Bribery or he was some outcast nephew sent to the wilderness out of family embarrassment.

#18) Why does the Urantia Book have so very little to say about the adventures and activities of the Major and Minor Sectors of a superuniverse when ascenders are destined to spend just as great amounts of time there as on the Constellations, Local Universes, and Local Systems?

A: They are probably really boring....or really scary!

#19) What are the outward symptoms of an individual who has personally attained the stage of Light and Life?

A: Their hair is on fire....and everything else too.

#20) Are Uversa, Salvington, Edentia, and Jesusem all the same size?

A: 6 letters, 10 letters, 7 letters, and 7 letters - Edentia and Jerusem are the same size!! Trick question.

#21) Do all 700,000 Creator Sons, on occasion, ever get together for a happy reunion and for fellowship?

A: What do you think the Bright and Morning Stars are for....and always grumbling about! Those missing landlords!

#22) What purpose do "gas" planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune serve if they are not intended as abodes for some type of intelligent beings?

A: Telescope wonders? You think we're intelligent?

#23) Do the Ancients of Days ever get to have any kind of fun?

A: Kicking rebel butt!

#24) How do the Solitary Messengers, knowing of the many myriads of delightful beings extant in the Master Universe, put up with their solitude?

A: They practice fantasy planet conjuring. And meet in secret.

#25) Are names such as "Orvonton", "Uversa", "Divinington", "Spiritington", "Salvington", and "Jerusem" the true names of their designate places or are these names Anglicized for our convenience and easy pronunciation?

A: These are convenient? I prefer one syllable words. Or color coding.

#26) How could Lucifer, who by his light has beheld the holiness and beauty of the worlds of Light and Life and has full knowledge of the consequences of evil, yet deliberately chosen to rebel?

A: Eternity boredom.

#27) Will everything that can be enjoyed by mortal men on the evolutionary worlds find either their equivalent or enhancement in the eternal ascension/Finaliter career in the hereafter?

A: You means steak, sex, drugs, rock and roll, gambling, thrill seeking, fandor racing, heavy drinking, yahtzee, and scrabble? That will take some equivalation!!

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Admin: I deleted question #9. I did not intend to break any rules. I forgot about the connotation of that particular question. Please remove the warnings.

You appear very anxious to censure me and cast me out of this forum, in spite of my making every effort to demonstrate good will.

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Ray are you trying to set a record for being booted out of as many forums as possible? Holly Toledo! I know you weren't intending to break the rules and that it just got by you, copying and pasting from another forum or whatever but now they got your number! You need to be here with us man! You're the salt in the soup. No more funny stuff! :-$


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I've deleted #9 from my post as well. #9 #9 #9!


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Thank you, YSMAEL, for your thoughtful replies to these 27 questions of mine, and for some pretty good guesses. I believe I learned some things from you. (Somebody might try to peek into the Grand-Canyon-like gorge on the underside of the moon to see what's in there.)

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And thank you, nodAmanaV (and you too, fanofVan) for providing some comic relief to these intriguing concepts. Steve and Tony identical? Perhaps somewhat as kids, but thanks to the fact that they now have drastically different hair fashions one can scarse tell that they are even brothers. And thank you for helping me satiate Admin.

It's too bad the Urantia Book has such little to say about what's beyond the Fourth Outer Space Level. And I'd sure like to know more about Paradise - - It's the place where centillions of aspiring beings are headed.


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Greetings Ray and friends!! A light heart and sense of humor help us all in many ways and circumstances. Don't sweat the small stuff Ray. The TruthBook crowd does take our UB text on mind and spirit circuitry, personal sovereignty, equal access to personal revelation, and confidence in the 5th Epochal Revelation pretty seriously...perhaps too much so for certain trivia questions! I think more games could become great teaching devices...along with movies and documentaries. Reading and then discussing and debating is productive but an insertion of fun and humor is good for our reversion and fraternity.

It is true that the UB barely begins, in and by this educational primer, to explain and explore all the knowledge we will come to gain over our educational experience in time. The authors themselves often express their own wonder at much that remains mysterious to even them as to what, when, how, why, and who. Which I find comforting in such a voluminous presentation of knowledge and inspiration. All will be revealed in time or on the other side of time that is important for us to know. One of the results for me by coming to know this book, is that growing confidence and certainty in God's purpose, plan, power, care, and divine management of this friendly universe.

It is enough (for me) to be a tadpole in His hands and know that my life will always be exciting and adventurous and glorious! If we're not confused.....we're not paying attention!!

Glad you're here Ray.

Brad 8)


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Here's more from my 2 cents:

143:7.3 (1616.5) Worship — contemplation of the spiritual — must alternate with service, contact with material reality. Work should alternate with play; religion should be balanced by humor. Profound philosophy should be relieved by rhythmic poetry. The strain of living — the time tension of personality — should be relaxed by the restfulness of worship. The feelings of insecurity arising from the fear of personality isolation in the universe should be antidoted by the faith contemplation of the Father and by the attempted realization of the Supreme.

I do believe that at certain times there's nothing like a good laugh. Especially at one's self. :lol:


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Raymond Benjamins, no one is anxious to censor anyone; your comment seems to indicate a persecution complex. You're simply expected to follow the guidelines, like everyone else. If you'd have read the posting guidelines you'd have seen that once a post has been made and replies have been given it is against posting guidelines to delete the post or to alter any of its content; this is a condition of the privilege to post, which you've violated. If your post is in error, then post an apology or say you've made a mistake... don't change the post. Patience has expired -- a next problematic post will produce a suspension.

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Larry,

I DID admit I made a mistake. I did EVERYTHING I could to correct my error. I am new here, so I am just learning the ropes. I am sad to discover that any faults committed in this forum are considered unpardonable. I reasonably expected to meet up with folks of understanding and elementary kindness in the Urantia movement.

I see you admit you are short on patience. Therefore I will just have to grow very shy about posting more stuff, as I see you are very anxious and desirous of casting me out.

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Hello nodAmanaV and fanofVan.

Thank you for your lightsome words of encouragement. I appreciate your kindliness and friendliness. Although I am somewhat of an old man, I still need to learn some things, like being humorous in the midst of tribulation, and my whole life thus far has been one non-stop tribulation. God bless you both.


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