Originally posted by Dalo321
reply to post by zazzafrazz
Hey there, and Kennyb as well.
I don't know where he's gone, but he's also at this link as a moderator!!
Personally, I think he's all one in the same, I do not know what or who he really is?? It doesn't look right in a couple ways..
Originally posted by markymint
Hi there, I joined the ATS Boards because your threads compelled me, and took a good few hours to read the other night! Lots of questions, but I suppose the biggest ones after reading all of them is; If we live to see the end-time of Earth (2014 or whenever, even if its not in our generation) can we assume that we, or whoever is there for it - chose to be there for that time?
About the 2014 thing, one of the strangest possible evidence I saw to maybe support this was an Area 51 whistleblower, or "frantic caller" as it's called; www.youtube.com...
But even so, what I concluded from your posts are that we all chose to be here to see the end of the world anyway if thats what is is. Thanks for all the interesting info, definitely worth thinking about. It was a few nights ago when I initially read it all and had many questions but I'm afraid I've forgotten most of them now. Please do share more in the future!!!
Originally posted by Bilw85
There is a such thing as aliens and they come from the planet Makebelieve.
Originally posted by SeditiousDissent
Sombody's Thetan level is off the charts...So, it seems we have finally found the reincarnation of the man-god L. Ron Hubbard and he is spreading his venomous rhetoric en masse here on ATS. We won't rest until the Galactic Federation rules supreme again! You foolish people hopelessly cling to your e-meters and dianetics, but all is indeed lost. 2014 or 2015 (we haven't decided yet, but we'll be sure to let the OP know what we decide by sending another indescribable envoy) is close at hand. Be afraid and be wary, indeed. The galactic DC-10's are on the way. The plan is to drop interstellar atomic bombs into the Yellowstone caldera and blow you all to smithereens. Hail Xenu!
Originally posted by silent thunder
Good stuff, OP.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about "horizontal and vertical time." The horizontal temporal dimesion is what we experience as the changing of each moment, each day, the progression we experience as a flow from past to to future. Horizontal because its perhaps similar to a winding road (which can be depicted horizontally as a flat line on a mental map, say), and as we walk down it we experience different things each moment. Then you have the vertical temporal dimension, which in this metaphor would be like a stainless, cloudless blue sky above the path...it is there every step of the way, unchanging, same sky from beginning to end, always present even as our path goes through its ups and downs and meanderings.
So each moment is simultaneously a portal into the infinite and unchanging (vertical) on one hand, and a unique moment in an endless sequence of change and variety (horizontal) on the other. There is no need to go anywhere or change anything in the vertical sense because it will always be there and will never change. On the other hand, horizontally we are faced with constant transformations (which may be experienced as progresses or setbacks, or simply as differerent footsteps) and the various needs and actions that make up our mundane daily lives.
As humans we are thus treated to an amazing perspective becasue at each and every moment of our lives we stand at the nexus of these two dimensions of time, simultaneously with one aspect being still and unchanging (i.e., vertically, each moment identical with eternity) while the other aspect is ceaseless change and variety (horizontal). And there is no more contradiction in this than there is between a man striding through a field over a constantly changing terrain and under an unchanging sky .
If we can attune ourselves to live with simultaneous awareness of both of these temporal dimensions at as many moments of each day as possible, everything begins falls into place. Whatever you are doing now, you can easily feel both at any time...its not such a special feeling, really....unnoticed just because its so ubiquitous, the everyday way stuff just naturally feels. But I think understanding it this way has the potential to turn each momemnt of ordinary awareness into a kind of jewel of balanced perfection, if we let it. Because the horizontal and vertical balance each other out and at the deepest level there is no separation...the sky touches the ground, interpenetrates it, really, and visa-versa.
[edit on 1/2/10 by silent thunder]