Our benevolent, well-intended, but perhaps slightly misplaced OP is basically quoting and paraphrasing passages from
the Urantia Book.
. Interesting, entertaining, yet discredited by some who mistakenly
perceive it as something other than fiction.
Any of the below sound familiar? From the Wiki:
...The Urantia Book is 2,097 pages long and consists of an introductory foreword followed by 196 "papers" divided into four parts:
1. Titled The Central and Superuniverse, this part addresses what the authors consider the highest levels of creation, beginning with the eternal and
infinite "Universal Father," his Trinity associates and the "Isle of Paradise." Outside of this eternity are seven imperfect, evolving superuniverses,
each one containing 100,000 local universes, and each of those containing ten million inhabited planets. Inhabitants of these planets are described as
generally humanoid, ranging in height (due to gravity differences) from ten feet to 30 inches, including some planets inhabited by "nonbreathers."
2. The Local Universe describes the origin, administration and personalities of the local universe of "Nebadon" that is said to contain Urantia. When
we die, we awaken on the first of seven "mansion worlds" orbiting an "architectural world" called Jerusem. Our souls are given new bodies, made of
morontia, and a brain complete with all our memories at the time of death. After training on the worlds of Jerusem, we receive further training on the
seventy satellites of Edentia, and then on the 490 satellites of Salvington, the capital world of Nebadon. At that point, our souls will have become
3. The History of Urantia compiles a broad history of the Earth, presenting a purported explanation of the origin, purpose, evolution and destiny of
our world and its inhabitants. On the origin of the races, the Urantia Book claims that 500,000 years ago, a family in northern India had 19 children
whose skins turned various colors: five children developed red skin (the ancestors of the Native Americans), two became orange (their descendants were
eventually wiped out by descendants of the green children), four turned yellow (the ancestors of the Oriental peoples), two turned green (whose
descendants were "absorbed" by other races), four turned blue (whose descendants, after having had a slight mixing with the red and yellow races,
produced the present white race), and two became indigo-skinned (whose descendants migrated to Africa and became the Negro race.
4. The Life and Teachings of Jesus narrates Jesus' childhood, teenage years, family life, public ministry, and the events that led to his crucifixion,
death, and resurrection. It continues with papers about appearances after he rose, Pentecost, and finally, "The Faith of Jesus." Part IV illustrates
many of the concepts presented in the first three parts through the story of Jesus's life. The authors reject the notion of the miraculous Virgin
Birth, claiming Jesus was born of a normal father and mother, regardless of his nature as the incarnation of a Creator Son and actual creator of the
local universe of Nebadon.
Of course, if you want the full, evangelical dog-and-pony, just go to The Urantia Foundation
. There’s plenty
there (including downloading everything in any and every printed and audio format imaginable). Or just hang around here and you can get the OP to
spoon-feed it to you piecemeal through this thread. Same stuff.
The The Urantia Foundation
gives you the whole spiel free, but if you want, of course, Amazon, which now sells
everything under the sun (oops, I mean, KRALLAAR), you can just get
I hope you’all have lots of time on your hands, though! If the 2,000+ pages isn’t daunting enough, be prepared for lots of explanations about how
the ‘superuniverses’ work. Here; as an example, digest this
over a cup
of coffee, then turn the page. There will be a quiz in the morning:
So, thanks, Aron – you’re bringing an interesting piece of literature to our attention. I think you probably could have done so without the
‘persona’ schtick, though. Just tell us about the “movement”, maybe provide your own opinion of the work, recommend we take a look-see for
ourselves, and we’ll take it from there.
Ask RONGAR if that would be OK with him (or, um, her? It?)
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