posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 12:22 AM
I also feel the calm before the storm, knowing something is coming up, but alas, I have shaken my christian upbringing and labeled myself as a pagan,
(pagan means "heathen", so it fits) and have advanced my level of knowledge over my lifetime to that of the druid. You'll find that druids are the
keepers of knowledge, the bards, of music, and the ovates, the rules. We also have the philosophy of following our own path. Throughout life paths
intertwine, and knowing the right melody gives us the answers to our life questions. We can feel love, embrace life, teach others our ways, and read
an insanely long and grammatically butchered post through to the end, easily sliding by words like "god", "fallen angels", and other
"unmentionable" words that cause the mere human to scroll frantically for the last page button. But yanno what? We wipe our butts just like
everyone else, and eat humble pie even more than most, so we speak little and watch closely. We are versed pretty much in every world religion, crave
new knowledge, and are constantly asked questions about things. We nudge in certain areas, guiding.
DO we know something is coming up? Nope, can't give ya a date. It feels, well, like something is coming up. A tragedy for Mother Earth, for sure,
and humans evolving. Not physically so, like mutant genes and three legs, but spiritually. MamaJ gave her story tonight, several of them, and I was
touched. But, through tragedy came enlightenment, and I'm thinking it's more along those lines. Yanno, like when the 9/11 tragedy happened and we
all felt American again, but not like that because the new unity we feel won't limited. Once you evolve/rapture/transform/die/etc., whatever you'd
like to call it, there's no turning back. Brianegan is doing what he is supposed to be doing, and he alone knows what it is. I'll say he's doing
the right thing. I'm noone to judge him, but he obviously has something to say, and just because he is not grammatically correct doesn't mean I
won't listen to him. He has a Passion. He's living it, and he's real. He's real enough to stick his neck out, and he darn near responds to
every post. Just because he doesn't conform to your level of expectation from an interaction does not justify you reacting adversely towards it.
Woody and MamaJ both reared heads when interacting. He's like a christian version of Howard Stern. (Sorry Brianegan.) Sure some sparks flew, but
most importantly he got you all to voice your opinions, how things should be, and how evidently his brash manner inflamed your skin. I think that is
his point, if I have his psyche profile figured out by now. He wants to see us think. That is a good thing. Thinking people (not zombies) show
signs of thinking, signs of potential. They try to improve. What's that saying? "Don't shoot the messenger?"
Freewill. That's where this started.
The OP states we should give it back. Why? And how? And, how is this tied into the whole theme of christianity?
Utoh. As a christian, you have to GIVE your heart to Jesus. Emphasis on give. Hmm, I'm building a correlation between heart and free-will, so
follow with me, if your heart and free-will are the same then giving your free-will would mean salvation.
Yeah, I muddied the waters. Oops. It does suggest a correlation.
My free will is no longer mine, and hasn't been for years. I've been here awhile. Becoming a druid really helped for me, because I found myself
walking in the woods, listening to nature, the wind, and everything that's beautiful around us. It may not be here for much longer, so everyday I
appreciate the wonders of the wonder around me. I gave up my free-will to become a druid, to be tied to the earth around me, to do nothing that hurts
Mother Earth, and to remind myself of how small I really am. I picked up Astronomy on the side, and to me, there is nothing more relaxing than to set
up equipment on a calm summer night, listening to the sounds of nature around me, and sighting on the stars. When you look at the heavens, and know
how to find Orion's belt as a frame of reference, and sight Sirius and Betelgeuse, then think about how many light years they are away, and where you
are at, looking at them, you have to sigh and appreciate this life. It's almost magical. I am only a wee drop of water in an ocean of a
Again, another correlation can be formed. I GAVE myself to a questionable world view, but I gave. There is some sort of weird mechanism that is
enacted when you mentally "give" something. I can relate to giving up free-will, however, I didn't give it to god, I gave it to mother earth. It
fits my world view. I ponder if it is a branch of the OPs?
Free-will started in the Garden of Eden. We were given the choice. It's my belief that we were spiritual beings in the garden, without bodies, and
innocent. And, wait for it....also a story. It could be that humans existed for thousands of years in a "contained" environment on this planet,
having god visiting us everyday, shoot, perhaps millions of years. We didn't care, we had the world at our fingertips. We didn't know. We didn't
know any better.
Well, according to my story, god put a computer terminal in the Garden of Eden, and said, don't touch it. Okay, then millions of years go by, and
the resident energy creatures got curious, and started using the internet. They started watching porn. One day, god happened by, and caught the kids
watching porn. He was very mad that they hacked his personal account, had access to all his passwords, and had even changed a few of them. Well, as
any good parent would do, god consulted the mother. Mother Earth, in fact. Yep, he did. They came up with a good punishment for us. Then they
We got physical bodies, free-will, but got banished from that mythological place called "heaven/eden", someday we will get to shuck our physical
bodies once again, once the "big event" occurs. See, it's all been a test. How well you do verses whatever test parameters they have in place.
Love ranks high in the skills, happiness is up there, but negative emotions are kinda rare for needed skills.
To give up your free-will means to embrace your own mortality.