reply to post by DISRAELI
I am in agreement with Disraeli, for what it is worth.
I think God reveals how great God is on many different levels.
I think this might correspond to mental levels of consciousness men might have - perhaps like the levels of heaven or hell that we see in Far Eastern
thought might be a literal interpretation about the nature of God, and reality.
The problem is always words.
The Bible comes down from us - the old testament - from Hebrew - no doubt a sacred Biblical language. God says that he is the alpha and the omega -
where language begins and ends.
GOD SAID let there be....and GOD SAID...it was good. And GOD SAID...I will never again....
God speaks. We listen. Like God speaks, it happens, and Shiva dances (to the music of the great unknown God) and the world is created.
The Hebrew alphabet has 24 letters. (When they are divided in half, one can form a great table or grid.) These 'magic tables' pop up all over the
place - also in the magickal writings of the Ancient Egyptians. I *THINK* that 144,000 may also have been the number of tiles covering the great
Because of that, this number might have been widely known - and thus had reason to be known as a 'great number' - a number to stand for "A
CRAPLOAD" or a "GAJILLION" in ancient times.
But I do think the problem will always be language.
Just like Physicist often gets mad when he hears a non-scientist talk about physics with
words and says "One needs math to be able to express these things! Quit calling it 'the GOD particle!'" Some people get mad if one looks to
outside writings or religons to express the nature of God, because they believe the only acceptable language is that of the Bible.
I say humbly that - in my experience - there is no language good enough. There may be more meaning in the fall of the tower of Babel and what has
happened to us in the past, than in all of Revelations and what might be in our future. JMO
I appreciate you guys letting me express my thoughts in this thread.