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Originally posted by Zenagain
reply to post by TurkeyBurgers
I said quite literally why I grieve for them. In reality, I'm grieving for MYSELF, as most do. I am neither God, nor Angel nor anything other than Human, so whilst I am here, I can only approach events as who I AM. And I grieve. NOT for them, but for myself extent in the LACK of their company. Infinity is exactly that, infinite, but my corporeal persona here on good old Earth is NOT. You either get it or you don't, and my pity is with you since you don't.
Originally posted by Republican08
reply to post by paranoiaFTW
I'd actually prefer to not exist.
Burn in eternity, or not exist, i'd go for not exist.
God is a bipolar and self objective almost person.
He is in no way just, or in no way godly.
4Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
7He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
8Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
5O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
13The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
14Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
15By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
18Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Originally posted by TheAntiHero420
The problem is that the average human fears death. What better way to conquer the fear of death then to give it a nice story and some roses to make it pretty?
And what the hell are we supposed to do once we've learnt everything.. spend our days laying on clouds talking about how wise and fabulous we all are, and then go off to play a game of tennis with God?
Originally posted by Republican08
Or they believe here on ATS, that the soul is one with the universe, and that "well i've had an OBE, explain that to me, haha you can't! Ergo there is a divine connection between myself and the universe itself or god himself!"
That's foolish, it's a like saying a cat ripped a hole in my couch means it's on a level with the universe because black holes ripes space/time. lol.