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Once he is convinced he is talking to God, I can direct him the way I want him. What do I want him for? A laborer? Perfect, ill tell him (through the network) that God wants him to fix my house (for example lol). Come on over and do Gods work dude lol. Or maybe tell him that he is here to save the world, and he needs to jump off a bridge, falling to his death immediately, in order to sae mankind. I bet he would do it after being primed like this with things that seem supernatural. Its scary to think what the conscious network/intelligence community does to people. Especially innocent dumb people.
Originally posted by INDOMITABLE
reply to post by Ladysophiaofsandoz
I can hear your hurt and confusion. I think everyone experiences this at one time or another. Sometimes it seems like the pain and the struggle will never end.
I encourage you to seek God out personally, that is the only way to understand.
GOD CANNOT BE EXPLAINED, HE CAN ONLY BE EXPERIENCED.
In the Bible GOD says: Call on me and I WILL ANSWER YOU and show you the great and mighty things which thou knowest not.
If you want answers you need to go to the source.
Even if you read on the war in Heaven and the Battle between God and Satan you will realize that every bad thing that happens here happens because of Satan and NOT God.
God is a legalist and we gave Satan legal rights to this world after sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden. God is a legalist so much that he gives us free choice and if we don't want him he will give us our space. He doesn't force our love, obedience, or anything. He makes the rules and follows His own rules. The choice is yours, not his.
Remember that God doesn't kill people, people kill people, drugs kill people, drunk driving kills people, greed and corruption kills people. Each person has a choice. Just like Eve had a choice whether to eat or not to eat. Nothing from Him is forced.
If he doesn't force man's decisions, why should He take 100% of the blame for the consequences(war,famine,death) of man's decisions.
Yet even still He sent His son to die so that all of us can have eternal life. According to the Laws of Heaven the only way to get rid of sin is for something to die. He is a legalist. So, He sent His Son to die once and for all for EVERYONE. Once we leave this world, which we handed over to Satan, we will move on to His world which is not defiled and corrupted by evil.
When you truly come to know Him, things will be so much clearer. EVEN IF YOU DON'T AGREE, you will come to respect His decisions.
edit on 8-6-2012 by INDOMITABLE because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gottaknow
. And frankly, just that fact that you have two full sleeves indicated rebellion(against God???), warrior aspects or a penchant for warrior-like fighting. It says you want to be thought of as tough....like armor. Ego
Originally posted by gottaknow
Simply from common knowledge and societal norms. Many ancient warriors are depicted as being heavily tattooed. Tattoos alone are a form of rebellion. Rebellion against society being one of them. To have two full sleeves indicates a high level of rebellion and possibly a lot of rage(not to mention a capacity for pain tolerance). If I meet a fellow with sleeves, I generally consider a level of dangerous that wouldn't occur to me if I met someone with some trendy tribal work. Now, that may not be why you got the tattoos, but it's how others may well perceive it. Tough guy. Maybe in a band. Possibly prison. That's the image. Many highly Christian folks tend to look down upon tattoos and may see that as a rebellion against their God (which is why I wrote that).
It's not difficult to perceive your sleeves as armor and armor is certainly what they are in a way. Just more correlation to the tough guy warrior persona.
You mention that the guy knew a lot of details as if he had been there. Aside from the possibilities that he may have been somehow literally connected to the poor girl you tried to save(family,witness,rescue worker?), there are other ways he could have known about your traumatic event. Something like that happening is going to travel heavily by word of mouth and whether you want it or not - you would have a degree of fame in the area that occurred in. All it takes is one person - say a waitress talking about a tragic accident that occurred on I-59 last year - "The guy that pulled her out works right across the street in that bar over there - nicest fellow, went to school with my son - his mom passed away when he was young"
Or he could just be one of the people that really pick up on things very easily. When they are talking, they lead you into making the connections they don't truly know anything about and expand on that.
And in regards to your bookstore angel:
A. You were in the metaphysical part of the bookstore - strange people go there on purpose to make connections with others like them and play the part of the one with the higher knowledge. I've both worked in a bookstore and spent a considerable amount of time in that area. It's really not that unusual. Test it out - go to that area in a bookstore a few times and you'll get another one I bet.
B. Beautiful women that spoke to me when I was young could easily get elevated to Angel status. A pretty girl could have gone on at length on how I should worship potatoes and I would have been enchanted enough to consider moving to Idaho. Oh the power they wield. Maybe she had a degree of clairvoyance with the train - maybe she followed you from the station.
The thing is, people want to be special. I want to be considered special. You want to be considered special - a warrior perhaps. Maybe it's not something you defined that you wanted, but you probably weren't too unhappy to hear that you were needed in an army of supernatural forces for the goodness of mankind. There's a sense of purpose to that. A greatness that you could really get into if it were absolutely necessary. Something more than the mediocrity of the daily grind.
However, it's simply the human ego being hungry as ever.
Originally posted by w810i
Originally posted by mbkennel
reply to post by w810i
The first woman sounds like a religious prosletizer. "The answers you want are not in that book".....and the fact that she found you in the "metaphysical/paranormal" section give it away for me. They regard the latter of course as both (a) devil's work and (b) a sign you may be emotionally troubled or 'lost'.
There are various cults/sects who search for converts among the "lost". New college students are a prime target for instance. They also send attractive members of the opposite sex out to pick you up, and not for the reason that you'd prefer.
Given that it was a woman and I assume the OP is a man, I figure it is a religious converter.
If you go back and read what I wrote you will see she didn't try to push any sort of religious doctrine on me or invite me to any church. She said what she had to say and was gone. As you can see by my avatar I am most defiantly male.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by anoncoholic
The vast majority of the people who are claiming to believe the OP’s story seem to either have a need to believe or they claim to have had similar experiences themselves, they want to believe this is just all part of their and I suspect yours confirmation bias.
My issue here is with the lack of people ripping the OP to bits there should be people challenging the OP yet it seems I am the only one who is doing so. I also take grate issue with the number of people who seem to give this thread more attention than some of the really well researched and educated threads posted on ATS.
This is not right.