I’ve finally caught up some on this thread and just wanted to respond and say that I believe you have laid out a nice presentation and I very much
appreciate the last couple of posts explaining your personal path to discovery.
For me personally, that is always the most fascinating part- hearing what the little details were/are that led one to the conclusions they have made.
When you mention trans humanism being the mark it tied all together.
My personal journey in its most simplified form began with a simple question that no one I knew in real life could answer, “what happened to Enoch?
Why did God, take him up?” And so that’s when I had to jump from the Bible and real life discussions to seeking out info on the internet.
You can probably imagine the journey as it might have been quite similar to yours considering what you’ve shared about your curiosity about
DNA/blood and the manipulation of it by entities described in the Bible and other ancient texts.
It’s all truly fascinating if you can get past the fear.
The fear and realization that all we can really hope to have control of in this existence is ourselves and our own consciousness, is sobering, and
even the idea of being in control of ourselves seems fleeting at times, when you think about all the mechanisms put forth to hijack that from us.
I will admit that even though I was not raised in church or any religious setting or doctrine, being from the Deep South, even one with a non
believing family and upbringing will sense a pervasive influence of religious doctrine in everything surrounding them, and so it was my destiny to
seek it out, even at a young age...
So I feel that because I have been the one to choose to seek, it’s always been a fine balance of feeling compelled to seek for my own intimate
reasons and need for understanding, as well as my need for understanding how a belief could undoubtedly guide civilization for such an utterly long
time yet still seem like the most mysterious thing.... when computers/internet have only been around in MY lifetime, and well they are quite the
opposite really... at least to me. You know, that may be a bad example- but what I’m saying is that I never could take it at face value- the whole
idea that this “Christianity” “God” “Jesus saved us”
Thing was EASY- because it is not.... at least not for a deep, complex thinker like me.
I’ll leave you with one more interesting short story.
My first recollection of the name Jesus... was in the 2nd grade. As little girls we liked to have “crushes” on little boys and write “our
name” and then draw a heart ❤️ as in “loved” and then the boy of the week.... perhaps Greg or James or Luke.... and this was common
practice. My best friend at the time was doodling “I heart Jesus” and even had the fish symbol.... and as I mentioned being someone who didn’t
participate in church activities or bible reading or nightly prayer, etc, I thought nothing of it to ask in recess who the new boy was. Jesus. You
know, he must be from the class across the hall, since I had seen no one show up to our own classroom. Did she have a boyfriend who was older than us?
Why had I not seen this “Jesus” anywhere around?
My 2nd grade friend did not know how to explain God... and it wouldn’t be as an 8 year old that I got my answer... but as I watched those around me
for the continuation of my journey into adolescence, I noticed the common denominator always being that I was the one who had never heard the church
hymns that were sang on the playground... I was the one who watched anxiously during the Christmas plays as a story unfolded that I had never heard,
and I looked upon the hands of my peers as they wrote “WWJD” and I felt as if I were the only one on the earth who had no idea what Jesus would
do, or why, or what relevance it had to my childhood that I didn’t even understand would end at some point.
As Facebook allows us to keep up with some of those original acquaintances we made in life; I find this to be the most ironic.
Lots of those girls I used to look on with wonder at how they knew all these things I didn’t know, never make mention of any of it anymore.... yet
here I am, still seeking, still learning, and still vividly remembering. For some of us, I think there’s just a striking intuition to understand and
the world will just always be a underlying motivator to seek the answers to the questions we sometimes can’t even articulate.
Thank you for not only continuing to seek, but for not giving up until you had an understanding that allowed you to articulate for others.
I will have to go back through when I have more time and really study your images and look up some of the verses myself and do some further study, but
you have most definitely opened up a new door that I had already been given glimpses into under past curiosities, but never ventured in to because of
fear of letting another belief influence and cloud my own (reincarnation being an eastern religion is what I mean by that) but as I’ve grown, my
ability to understand discernment has as well, and it is one of the things I continually pray for, so that my mind might be guarded from deception.
Thank you uncle Mickey, nice thread. And thank you to those who’ve participated in the discussion. All intriguingly interesting and valuable.
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