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I've read a lot of comments and questions and though I am certainly no expert, there seems to be a common thread of wanting to raise children within the teachings of the UB... perhaps I can share my experience.

I'm a second generation reader, and I was very much raised on the stories and teachings of the UB. it appears to be quite a different experience from the stories of how the UB found people, and changed their lives. I have no such stories. what I do have is memories of my mother reading to me, I remember being fascinated by Andon and Fonta, and the stories of Jesus as a child. I remember her explaining to me the UB versions of bible stories. I remember urantia retreats, and making friends.

My mom gave me my first UB on my 13th birthday, and though it was rarely touched through those teen years, she never failed to offer spiritual guidance, whether I wanted it or not. looking back I'm so thankful for those early lessons in faith and acceptance. that I wasn't raised on guilt or fear. I believe it's really helping me along my path as I discover who I am. especially when life isn't so easy.

so a bit of a "thanks mom" for getting me this far, and giving me the foundation to build on. being raised on love and truth- it's an amazing experience.


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Erin, we are so pleased you are here, and that you have shared your story with us. You are the first fruit, so to speak, of the wonderful harvest just before us. Your experience of "no guilt, no fear" just gives me goose bumps! :smile: It's like getting our first peek at Light and Life! It will take a generation or two, I am sure, before we see a high visibility, but it has begun, and I am excited. :wink:

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Oh I couldn't agree more with Dave. I am thrilled to hear from you Erin and your share. Do you know others in your generation that was raised with the UB? This is great stuff and you are truly what I knew must be out there. Outstanding!!! to get it right from jump street. Good goin' Mom!

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hiya erin :smile:
a great big welcome . :P wow ! :shock: no fear or guilt ? fantastic! as bro dave has said - yes indeed ! you are the first fruits of the new generation . thanks to your mom. and her spiritual guidence , you have a filter for truth.

it took me some 50 years to become awakened to the many myths and false legends , about the lies and fear of our father . and the many un truths of his wrath & hate . i try to show this to my christian brothers . and their misconceptions of our father . and their fear & guilt about him .

that our universal father is all loveing and has a unconditional love for all his children of light . they are taught to fear and feel guilty . and if not hell will be their final destination .

geez . i even had a christian friend tell my i would go to hell , for haveing a pagan symbol - the christmass tree in my house .

erin - please share more about your urantia retreats . thanks erins mom for showing him the truth . and that he may in turn show others the way on their path .

peace and love to you and yours
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Thanks guys... it's always so welcoming talking with other readers. I may be one of the first second generation readers to make an appearence on this site, but there are many of us out there. many who met at conferences as children and are now, as I am, finding our way back to friends through the UB Youth. I'm searching for old friends that I've lost touch with. searching for spiritual connections in my current life.

I think we all search for answers and guidance, with the teachings of the UB as my foundation to grow from, I feel I can make the choices I need to and follow my path. what brings me here, is that it's not easy, and in this process, on this journey, I need to grow and learn. spirtitually I seek guidance and turn to the teachings of jesus to help.

(I may be one of the first.. but you guys are raising the next ones)


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