Originally posted by Wifibrains
reply to post by littled16
The new age has no boundrys. It is a mix match of what is right for the indevidual. Buddhists, Hindu, Christ, Kabbala, what ever works for you, even
magic and rituals if you want to go that way, it's practising freedom to practice what you want. It would only be evil by its intent.
If one can create their own religion, this does not make the new age a religion, it is in no way organised unless you join a group and do some thing
together, but then this would only be a ritual or ceremony, their is no "way" in the new age, you are the way.
Alright Miss Kitty, now you've got me started, I wonder what you might think of this:
Suppose the new age does indeed have boundaries. You say that it is a mix match of what is right for the individual, but since you threw Christ in
that bawdy lineup, I feel I will do what is right for myself as an individual and discuss with you the reasons I disagree with every sentence you've
written in your first paragraph.
Lets start with boundries, freedom of choice (what is right for the individual), and Christ. I hope we can tackle these three as comprehensively as
possible so as each individual reading this will have come away having read another ambiguous post. From my perspective, the mention of Christ would
infer that the person mentioning Christ would be referring to God's only begotten son Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and where does a stranger on the web
have a good chance of learning the most about Jesus Christ would be a bible, an online bible, a King James bible, ect. But if you'd read the bible,
Lord willing you'd understand what it says, then you'd know that people who actually believe what Jesus said in the bible also believe that Jesus
outlined plenty of boundaries and even said, "Why do you call me 'Lord' and not do what I say?" It would be pretty rediculous for a person to sign
up for the military and pretend there were no rules, wouldn't it? Jesus likened the process of becoming a follower as a person preparing to build a
house. You wouldn't start building a house without having first counted the cost of building because some would ridicule a person foolish enough to
build only half of a house. Jesus knew even then that Christians who are half a house, clean on the outside and sinful on the inside would suffer
ridicule, satan adds another layer of poop to their eyes and convinces them that they are being persecuted for Christ's name sake and to rejoice in
their lukewarm faithfulness. Anyway, I digress.
The new age has boundaries in that those who are faithful to Christ would reject the philosophies and ideologies of the new age, and would see that
those who love truth are just fine with boundaries.
"it's practicing freedom to practice what you want.", can you please give me some instances in which those who are within this eastern religion of
yours "practice freedom"?
If this eastern religion prides it'self in "do what thou wilt", then those who obey Jesus' commands would be doing what Jesus wants. In all
honesty, very few people are willing to percieve Jesus as a being who is alive right now, working right now, helping, saving, healing..so it's hard
to imagine that when you go to a "church" or in other words, a synagogue of satan, and there are a bunch of fakes clean on the outside and foul
mouthed in private.
On that note,
I have walked in on a Mason Assembly of God pastor of a small village just out of Zion Bible College doing some kind of ritual babbling with an apron
with a large eye on the center of it. I have seen this same pastor with the Order of the Trapezoid emblem on his jacket, and have heard him speak of
it to another pastor who seemed hypnotized. I have a memory of being tazed and telling the pastor and his (friend who were laughing) because of the
way my face must have looked while I was angrily vowing to remember THIS. Another time I went upstairs after church for a visit, the pastor and his
wife had renovated the upstairs and I noticed the floor was checkered black and white tiles, I was a bit marveled and said, "Masonic". The pastor
and his wife nearly lunged at me eyes wide saying, "What did you just say?", I said, "Oh, nothing.", that was the most unglued I've seen his
wife. Also, there is involvement with the OES, and with the International Association of Turtles.
I live at the very edge of America, yet here my parents are capable of speaking Yupik, I and my siblings and peers do not speak the language, and yet
this small town has only two churches the Catholic Church and the Mason Assembly of God, and in my opinion, people who go to these two churches are
NOT better than those who smoke and drink, why? Because even IF you would acknowledge the new age as a mystery religion, it doesn't matter, because
personal change is a personal decision that only you alone can make