Originally posted by Nyrossius Maxim
WOW... I thought I knew my theology. Also thought I knew my current events. Maybe I'm not one of the chosen 144,000.... that apparently being the
case, maybe someone could break it down "Barney-style" for me. Otherwise, I'm to assume, if you all are correct, that at the end of this year
we'll have "heaven on Earth"?
Forget theology and the exclusion that 'chosen-ness' implies.
What would YOU consider, literally, worthy of being described as 'heaven on Earth?'
Because I do believe there will be - not what the religious divisionaries and delusionists would like us to believe but rather a world that would be
wonderful to live in for all people. A world of happiness instead of fear and suffering.
Somehow, I have doubts... but, I swear, I keep an open mind.
Don't doubt the possibility. Just doubt a pre-drawn picture. Imagine your own idea of paradise, mark it as both 'possible' and 'eventual' and
then file it in the corners of your mind and let it incubate.
Just a quick thought, Imagine how people during the middle ages felt ( wars and rumors of wars and all that stuff) or even later, Holocaust
victims. Do you really expect me to buy that we have it worse than them.
Good point. Even further than that, in regard to things such as the Holocaust...there was WAY MORE than just 6 million Jews killed in WWII! There
was 56 million who died, worldwide, because of that atrocity! And after WWI, I imagine it only seemed more like hell-on-Earth for EVERYONE!
Oh, yeah, tell me again how the Great Pyramid is the Tower of Babel, forgive my ignorance. And I guess I'm not paying attention to
The Great Pyramid is the only ancient monument that is still standing! They have actually found evidence of 6 of the 7 ancient 'Wonders of the
World' - all except the Hanging Gardens of Babylon! The Colossus of Rhodes, the Pharos lighthouse at Alexandria, etc. They were all destroyed by
earthquakes! But yet that Pyramid stands tall to remind us that not ALL things are doomed to fail nor are they vain idolatries perpetually condemned
by some mythological ANGRY HATEFUL god.
In the bible, it says
I call my son out of EGYPT.
The Jews, in the Talmud, state that 'Jeshua' was crucified on Passover eve for being an Egyptian sorcerer (wizard).
Now, Christians are always looking for 'proof for the historical Jesus' yet the ONLY possible shred that would fulfill that is one they reject
because of what is said - not only that but also that Jesus's father perhaps was a Roman soldier (the situation being that Joseph actually DID
'privately' put his bride 'away for adultery' - on their wedding night, too, no less!)
Now, I am not saying that is the case or that it is not. It means little to me and has no bearing on what CHRIST means to me, personally. What I do
see, though, is how there could be no true interpretation of what might have really been FACTUAL in the midst of religious ideations.
In other words, all we have is either:
Literally just bits and pieces of one story, possessed by many but none by all, that must be fitted together instead of chosen or preferred (and
therefore what is lacking is then improvised).
In the end, if it means good for ALL of us, then no man in his right mind will be able to question the wisdom of our Creator and the validity of