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What is an example of incarnation?

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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 11:50 PM
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I don't really understand it or know what it means really. The definitions on Google don't help.

A person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality: "Rama was Vishnu's incarnation on earth".
(in Christian theology) The embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.

As it described it.




posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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Holy crap ATS,

You folks are cruel.

OP, we need to make this quick, very quick.

What do they call a creature that eats meat?

Quick now,

X.




edit on 18-10-2012 by Xoanon because: .



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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My take on this....

A crude example would be...
A mass of clay taking on the form of a sculpture. The sculpture is merely an "alternate" form of the clay... and has the same essence of the clay.

The sculpture then goes back to the original clay and then returns as a different sculpture.

This applies more to the Hindu concept of "avatars" than to Christianity.

Interesting topic.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by chelle21689
I don't really understand it or know what it means really. The definitions on Google don't help.

A person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality: "Rama was Vishnu's incarnation on earth".
(in Christian theology) The embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.

As it described it.


YOU...are an example of 'in carna tion'...

Carnation comes from carnal, which means 'of the flesh'...
...therefore, in carna tion, means 'into the flesh'...
Re in carna tion, means into the flesh - again...

Mind and spirit (and/or soul, or whatever you call 'the you, of you') are not of the flesh...therefore, in the 'theory' of reincarnation, the body is a vessel for 'unattached' processes present in the body, like the soul, the spirit, mind, thoughts etc etc etc...

Surprised you could not find a good definition...

A99



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Lol, I know right? I mean seriously, here is another source that says what it is that I don't get

in·car·na·tion (nkär-nshn)
n.
1.
a. The act of incarnating.
b. The condition of being incarnated.
2. Incarnation Christianity The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man.
3. A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by chelle21689
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Lol, I know right? I mean seriously, here is another source that says what it is that I don't get

in·car·na·tion (nkär-nshn)
n.
1.
a. The act of incarnating.
b. The condition of being incarnated.
2. Incarnation Christianity The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man.
3. A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.



That looks like a dictionary definition...
...and does not define 'incarnation'?!

I say you get a new dictionary


...better still...I have 'broken' the word into searchable 'bits'...
...look up 'carnal'...
...'in' defines a spatial polarity...
...'carna' (or carnal) means, 'of the flesh'...thought cannot be 'dissected' because the place where it resides, cannot be found...chemical processes are not 'thought', although they can bring thought 'on'...

...'ation', denotes that there is an action or event involved...privation, specialisation, separation, aeration, spritualisation...

A99



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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Information by itself has no expression of meaning. What is the meaning of 1 or 2? Apart from possessing a symbol of form, the meaning of the information has no expression. Incarnation is taking information into an archetype of form. Our flesh is the body our soul takes to express information into form.

John 1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Each person is a unique expression of word in the physical world.




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