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That being said, I believe the bible is limited by the age in which it was written. I believe many of the rituals, protocols and relationship between the clergy and laity is also a function of the relatively ignorant state of humanity during the last ecumenical council 1,300 years ago.
My vision of the new religion is based on the idea that each person is on an individual quest to reach a state of enlightenment such that they have learned enough to be able to look God in the eye and exchange a knowing smile.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Originally posted by chorizo4
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
This planet can't generate a new Messiah. We are left here like bugs crawling around a sewer eating each other.
I am afraid you are wrong, my friend. Messiahs are as natural as the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
reply to post by lowki
What do you mean by atom tribe community, how will this work for humanity do you mean to follow the exact model and group them by the atom structure. the carbon atom structure since we are cabon based lifeforms.
Individual groups within a whole, and if you cant touch without change of structure what would be the point of it. Are you saying you want to be like the amish but with technology to lead to more technology.
That being said, I believe the bible is limited by the age in which it was written.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
The world of the mystic and philosopher.
God is not external but present in all things.
The whole universe is one vast organism.
The heart of God at the center
Plotinus refers to the Intelligence as God (theos).
the soul always leaves something of itself above.
Are we a creators thoughts, or dreams made manifest?
From the worlds soul proceeds the souls of men
Have souls forgotten their divine origin because they were so delighted with their liberty and surroundings, that they ran away as far as possible from their source,
So we are never satisfied with the lowers state, always striving but never finding satisfaction with this state we unconsciously yearn for the source in the material things of this world, because we have forgotten our first place.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
[I find ATS members more than any else find this to be a true statement.
Mark my words, the next "BIG" event in history will involve organized religion, and political elements, particularly the UN.
With independent organized religion getting wiped out worldwide.
There is a certain cognitive propensity by many people here on ATS to formulate ‘Fact’ based on politicized schools of thought that sometimes are totally oblivious to the multi-leveled complexities of some issues.
In many ways what is being displayed by those people who develop shared selective perspectives then considered to be fact because they are validated by like minded contemporaries and peers, is essentially what we see in the adherence to Religious Books, and Books of Personalities, put forth by Personalities.
Yet ultimately for any of us to get our points across we have to enunciate them in a language our chosen audience understands and in a style and manner that they find engrossing.
It’s about the only way to get them to reconsider and renew the retrospection, introspection process that most need to undergo to start to perceive things on different levels, beyond the one dimensional and often deceiving surface.
It’s a shame that truth alone doesn’t always work, but if the act is one committed with honest intent, and purpose, some would argue it’s worth the effort.
Actually what inspired me to author this thread, is a fellow member confided earlier today that they were committing some of my posts to paper for safekeeping and posterity in case for some reason the Internet or Freedom of the Internet was lost...
How many of us might share on a similar core level and not even know it, simply for a lack of communication?
We as a species are communicating more and more, but it’s a lot of talking at people, and not always listening...
...We are more and more living in a world where people’s voices are not really being heard and definitely not being listened too...
I really do believe we all might be able to create a critical mass if we can just stop all the shouting and arguing, and start really talking and listening.
...Maybe it’s just wishful thinking and dreaming, but what could such efforts truly harm?
I am of the humble opinion we need to upgrade the quality of our questions and quality of our answers and discussions so that we do feed each others minds.
In my humble opinion the more we feed our minds, the more positive, and helpful information is going to get out there into circulation into the pool, and maybe even create some gooses that lay some golden eggs of knowledge instead of just emotional rants and tirades.
Thanks for really participating on that golden level!