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originally posted by: moren
you are so full of crap every thread i read of yours i got to get my boots on cause the bs is too much
originally posted by: NotMoose
Just when I thought you could't get any more eccentric/cooler, you through a song by Travis with a Gilbert Grape video in at the end of your thread.
Good job on the thread I always enjoy reading your take on religion.
originally posted by: AlephBet
As I have wandered this wasteland Above the Top Secret horizon of eternity, I step back to reflect on my naked mind and the clothing I have tried on. When you squeeze a grape, you get wine. Now that the juice has had a chance to ferment in the open air of this forum, I would like to reflect on what I have learned.
Nakedness and Deception
I have learned the full extent of our nakedness (lack of knowledge) and that all nations ARE deceived currently. Despite my best efforts, the deception lingers and widens with every new fact found. Is there Hope? Yes. Is there a foundation for Faith? Of course. Faith is lack of fact. Is Love the object of Supreme Goodness? Yes, because our hope is in love and goodness. This IS the hope.
The Best Candidate for the True God
I have leaned that the true Father and Mother (Holy Spirit) are one. Our hope would be their Goodness and endless Loving Kindness. By all appearances, they entered like a flash of lightening, then dissipated into the depths of mans DNA as Adam. Like a flash of insight uttered in silence, they spoke lightly and softly in Genesis 1, delivering the still small voice crying out for us to listen to the first words spoken. What did they say? Be fruitful and multiply. The fruit of creation belongs to you. They proclaimed a time of rest as their new creation engaged its first few breaths. They rest quietly inside each human being, patiently guiding us to truth as a Shepherd guiding and protecting sheep.
Yahweh and his Snake Satan
I have learned that Yahweh is likely not God, although he desperately wants us to think he is. His character is abrasive, unloving and full of arrogance. He enjoys the shedding of blood, which was expressly forbade by the Father (Elohim) in Genesis 9. I could go on, but this would serve no purpose. If Satan ends his days in the Abyss, what of Yahweh who made him what he was? Are there alternatives to our view of Yahweh? Of course. Our nakedness prevents us from exploring further, yet that still small voice from Genesis 1 calls out. Babel tries to deny us at every turn. We are naked, clothed only by the knowledge we glean from life to life and the still small voice locked by truth in our hearts. We are held in a state of perpetual amnesia at each baptism of life in the water. Even this is not fully known to be a fact. By all accounts, our slate is cleaned at each rebirth. Rising to new life ends when we overcome and are clothed with a new Robe (body) and Crown (mind). It's a process to move from Aleph to Tav.
The Son of God and Lamb Slain from the Foundation
I have learned that Adam is likely the Lamb of God and Son of Elohim (Father) and Ruach Elohim (Mother). If the story in the NT is accurate, then the will of the Father is manifest in the Son. There are many good questions to ask, yet we require asking the question because of Yahweh and his Snake. If we knew, no question would be necessary. Again, we are naked and deceived according to the last book on the subject. Adam is called the Son of God in Luke 3. By this, we know our own identity.
Baptism and Ordinances
I have learned that ordinances like baptism are symbols that have yet to be defined by the church. This is such a sad fact. Baptism, of all the ordinances, is so easy to define. We are born into the waters of life to repent. By this, we rise to new life in the water. It's an opportunity to overcome an enemy each time we are reborn. That enemy continues to gain strength as time progresses. His strength becomes his weakness as it turns to pride. Is this enemy a true enemy, or merely God putting on a mask? Again, good question to ask, but you will find no answer in the mirror. At each point in your search, you will find another question in the reflection between God and his image. The search for the emerald requires the slave to dig among the pegmatite. The emerald is hidden and must be forced out of the rock. Once you find the emerald you were looking for, you realize it was the journey and not the stone that yielded the greatest treasure.
The Greatest Source of Knowledge is not the Bible
Is the Bible the emerald and true word of God? I can honestly say this with a smile on my face. The true word of God is you. Within your DNA, you are expressed by two strands of information called Word. That word is produced by what is hidden in the letters of the Tree of Life. The sWord protects that tree until the fire is removed and the sWord is overcome. How is this accomplished? Overcoming enemies and rising to new life. Enemies are overcome by forgiveness.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
Darkness flees from light. If you become the light, you no longer need to worry about the enemy at your doorstep. You have overcome. Light allows room to forgive. Love is the meaning of the entire exercise. If you can love an enemy, you can love anyone.
The Ultimate Lesson
The ultimate lesson is the truth of God's will. His will is to give and receive only. Anyone who takes (including Yahweh as a principality and power) is a thief. God's first gift to us was Creation. If we learn the lesson, we receive more. He never takes. Seek, Find and Adapt Son of God. You are from the light. Darkness has no hold on you if you are light eternal. If you say you know, you don't. Until you are clothed by the Father, you are unprepared to know. Be satisfied to allow Him room to teach. When he completes his creation of faith in you, you will come to know his will. The Son of God is his work in progress, which is you and I and the entire Loaf of bread baking in the oven. Enjoy the Mother's cup while you are here. She gives birth to you when you are complete.
John 6:65 - 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
The Nakedness of a Beautiful Mind is a terrible thing to waste. Use your time wisely and keep seeking. Don't stop until you find. Until then, squeeze the grape Gilbert. The grape belongs to you and always has. Wake from rest and remember. Judge what has transpired by the filter of truth, then adapt. Learn to give and never take. Love and care for your brother Arnie. He needs someone to look after him.
This is what I have learned.
originally posted by: centhwevir1979
As soon as everyone wakes up and admits that the bible is not the word of a god, the sooner we can begin to face the truth and attempt to repair humanity and, hopefully, the Earth as well.