Originally posted by emsed1
I tried reading the Terra Papers but it just seemed so bizarre and the only copy I could find was the original hand-typed version, that I couldn't wrap my head around it.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Incarnated
"The Terra Papers" seem to be taken from Von Daniken, Zecharia Sitchin, and George Lucas (his Death Star makes a guest appearance). I did not read 'The Urantia Papers", but they seem to be a from of Christian dogma and Scientology.
Originally posted by Incarnated
I'd like to know more why you choose to stress the "Urantia Book" as "science fiction". As for me, I personally studied deep within the ancient meanings and such scriture based understandings before I ever opened the Urantia book. Would is suprize you to find out that the Urantia book is actually fact over fiction? Would you rather accept the Urantia book as "non-fiction" over fact? Why or why not?
Originally posted by uva3021
Regardless its a good read, and it'll take a few years to read the whole thing. I've read about 1000 pages and have skipped a lot of the revelations about the different worlds and deities that are superpersonal and that transcend our material world, a lot of it is redundant or just hard to comprehend.
To be fair in the introduction of "Urantia" it does say it is often times redundant and may seem like idealistic nonsense lol
[edit on 23-7-2008 by uva3021]
Originally posted by General Izer
My personal opinion is they are both alien propaganda. Fact mixed with fiction in order to steer the reader in a certain direction. Nothing wrong with that because at least you get some facts. I haven't read anything that was 100% but that's the nature of our controlled environment.
At the same time, a source may want to be completely accurate. The source may be accurate in their own view but their view isn't completely accurate. Then you have the bias of the person receiving the information. Then you have the possibility of correction of the communication channel.
I think the best approach is to not be biased towards one source over another but to read all sources. Then allow that information to expand the scope of possibilities within the mind without coming to a firm conclusion. The only way to ensure one doesn't succumb to dis/mis-information is to deal not with belief but simply with probabilities of possibilities based on available information.
What is the Urantia Book?
The Urantia Book, first published by Urantia Foundation in 1955, claims to have been presented by celestial beings as a revelation to our planet, Urantia. Many who have read it accept this assertion.
The writings in the Book instruct us on the genesis, history, and destiny of humanity and on our relationship with God the Father. They present a unique and compelling portrayal of the life and teachings of Jesus. They open new vistas of time and eternity to the human spirit, and offer new details of our ascending adventure in a friendly and carefully administered universe.
The Urantia Book offers a clear and concise integration of science, philosophy, and religion. Those who read and study it believe that The Urantia Book has the capacity to make a significant contribution to the religious and philosophical thinking of people worldwide.
Where did the Urantia Book come from?
In the early 20th century, a physician practicing in Chicago became the head of a group known as the Contact Commission. This small group was the focal point for the production of, and the primary custodian for, the final text of The Urantia Book. They were sworn not to disclose details about the transactions in order to preclude future generations from venerating the participants. It was considered important that no individual might be exalted through their association with The Urantia Book. Because of its revelatory nature, the book must stand on its own merit.
As the contents of book were being transcribed, the papers were read to, and questions were requested from "The Forum," a group that had been meeting regularly for discussions at the doctor's house. The answers to these questions were then incorporated into the papers. These early readers formed the first core group of believers in the revelation and became committed to the mission of sharing the teachings of The Urantia Book with the world.
Originally posted by FremenBlueEyes
the terra papers, i am not saying they are untrue but, rather, are a different man made version of a truth, they are man made and come from a singular perspective. one of robert morning sky.