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However, I was being honest when i say that keeping track of everyone's posts is a huge waste of time, thread after thread after thread. You may as well ask me to recall the exact response of someone who spoke to me over two months ago.
For my part, I "file" everything someone writes/speaks to me; but perhaps that's just the diff between men and women. Waste of time??? No, nono, AI. When what you have is penpals (or, rather, correspondents), should you not pay attention to what they're saying?
And how do we relate to things? The human way. And the spirit is not human, we are simply a human expression of it. Which means our minds are limited as to how well we can absorb the voice of spirit. We are in error, even when we think we're not.
But that is often the easiest way of coming by the wrong answer, and especially of convincing ourselves it's the right answer. Because otherwise, we get the idea that it's useless, that there is no answer...
Originally posted by jhill76
I see time and time again, when asked how do they know. They will claim the Spirit leads me to these truths. If this is the case, then why is there so many divisions in Christianity if all of these people are led by the Spirit? Or, even take ATS as an example. Why are there so many debates on faith, if everyone is led by the same Holy Spirit?
As it stands, the Spirit of God does not change, so why would said Spirit give one person one interpretation, and another a different one?
If the Holy Spirit is not in error, then it must be concluded that the person is in error.
So, the main question is, why does one person say when led via the Spirit, their word is true over another's?
The whole concept of spirit stems from the individual persons. Spirit, nor faith are based in solid reality. They are products of the individual visions and fantasy beliefs.
Such are not part of reality speaking nor truth seeking.
The drug of religion is this spirit, like an alcohol's effect on the brain, that alters the perceptions of reality. It hasn't worked well for drunk driving, running school spirit for sex abuse at Penn. State, or Vatican Priests that become sexual offenders.
Spirit and Faith too easily becomes the offense of truth, the excuse to self aggrandize self and group, and the method used to ignore stewardship toward others, benevolent ideas, and ignoring duty to Government, Community, and society using reality. imho
Misplaced ideals formed of Spirit and Faith are subject to gross human error leading to a train wreck for society, and of world community in massive proportion.
For the Corrupt "Powers that Be", it contains the formula to have people sit on their hands and pray to some fantasy for relief, making them more able to control. A relieve never comes and matters worsen, when good stewardship and benevolence to others, applied each day, with reality based activity in Govt and Community would have severed as the better solution providing a reality for humankind.
The only thing I see in your comments is the need for more delusions, using dramatic productions for a overbuilt story
I think you might have noticed that I am not at all impressed with your empty words that profess exclusive knowledge of special powers and associations.
Science doesn't need a musical production, nor a lot of embellished worlds left over from times gone by, and all it takes is a high degree of common sense and critical reasoning.
Religions tend to by-pass those essential elements of life and pretty much exist in a fantasy world of make believe.
Thus, I have no need for that which appears to be your drug. imho
Religion is on its last legs as the sciences progress. Most of the world now can see the issues of the Creator gods of the Sumeria area long past, and how all the embellished stories for god came into vogue and embellished productions.
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by MagnumOpus
Magnum, I'm a little surprised to read these thoughts from you in this thread.
So, you are saying (I think?) that the "gods" were aliens, correct? I'm not disagreeing...but...
why can there not be both Aliens who practiced "human husbandry" AND a Divine Source/Spirit?
It boils down to the issues of some religion humans want to hold that basically ET as being god. I chose to say ET was just an intelligent race, that resides here no more, but left their genetic prints in humanity's DNA. All the divine inspirations words are feeble attempts of generally primitive minds that either wanted to emulate these gods or try to assume their rolls.
Divine Word is just the thoughts of humans that appeared to miss the mark of the best explanations and some appear to work hard to elect themselves as special messengers of what the gods of Anu wanted of them, and they embellished the stories into a mess that divides the world rather than unites it.