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It is an awakening, however I feel it is an honest one. What is right for one spirit can be wrong for another. My world view accepts that the physical body and the world around it is an illusion. My spirit seeks to work it's way out of the "contemptible" environment. This body of flesh and bone limits my spirit much like a prison.
Originally posted by yahn goodey
there is a verse from the book of ecclesiastes by solomon that might explain why people think that they will live forever(cannot conceive of death) ?
this is from the interlinear bible which is supposed to be a literal translation.
ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.also He has set eternity in their heart,without which man cannot find out the work that G-D makes from the beginning and to the end.
Originally posted by Myrtales Instinct
Wow.... I'm impressed. Did you come up with all of this on your own? What is your inspiration, Miriam?
...Are we his toys? Was he lonely ....
Originally posted by Zaimless
"another thing to note is the warning god gave adam and eve. ch 2 vs 16+17 says: And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. "
If we are to take the bible for fact, in God keeps his word, he would of lost it here. They didn't die on the day the ate of the apple. Now I know the whole 1000 year to us is a day to God and all that, but the fact is they lived.
God breathed into Adam and he became a living soul. That means to me that God put the soul into man. See what I am saying? What you believe is not the ultimate word, it is how you see it Miriam. I am not saying your wrong, but I am not saying you are right either.
You have to take into consideration the fact that you are reading from a certain bible too. I am sure you believe yours is the right one, maybe it is, and maybe its not. Some of the verses you quote are different in each bible.
But I can guarantee you this, that each of us have a personal relationship with God. It is though this personal relationship that God judges us and no other.
Death is seen as a bad thing, but it's not. During the translation of the 'bible' many things were changed. Fact: The world 'hell' never existed in the original bible, it was the world 'Sheol', which also means grave and death. When they translated the bible they used words that would work in a sentence. The word food in the bible also means fish, bread and several other things. The translations of the bible are not pure.
(As a side note here, you know the words in your bible that are in italics? The reason they are like that is because they did exist in the original, they were inserted to make sentances work.)
Death is part of life now. It does happen, does it matter why? How about we use death as a friend and live our lives fuller. Death encourages us to grow faster and enjoy the moment, be here now.
I do want to say one other thing here. Why did God create us anyway? Does he have low self esteem and need to be worshiped? Was he bored and had nothing else to do? Is he an artist and deliberately sabotaged his own art? Are we his toys? Was he lonely and while making us to keep him company screw us up so he would have something to do?? What do you think Miriam?
im 26 and chances are that i will not live to my 30th birthday
Originally posted by jmdewey60
I am 53, now and I do not want to die.
Sometimes I feel like it, but really, I just want the pain to go away.
Originally posted by Zaimless
It is a crewl trick by satan to control us using death as a means of threat, but there is no evil in death. In reality the only way home to God is through death. So how is that a bad thing? Personally I take responsibility for all may actions here on earth, but I am looking forward to the rewards that death will bring. But I will also say this, I am not in a rush, but if it happens I am in the good with God and Jesus... so I am not worried.