Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by NewAgeMan
Jesus' whole objective was our absolute liberation and unconstrained unfettered freedom which is the freedom to REALLY love because love isn't really love unless it's free, all-inclusive and unconditional.
I can understand and agree with this as it relates to benevolence What I can't understand is how this relates to the god you're apparently representing. If it was the idea of the Creator loving its creation that would be one thing, but knowing you were actually meaning to say the god of the Bible prevented me from enjoying a post I would have otherwise enjoyed
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
...there are MANY religions that are much older then Christianity
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." (Rev 1:8)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" ~ John 1:1
...in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. ~ Heb. 1:2
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. ~ 1 Corinthians 8:6
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ ~ Ephesians 3:9
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. ~ Colossians 1:16-17
Think of the love and reason of Jesus as Christmind, with even Jesus of Nazatreth, "annointed" by it as the living Spirit of truth and life and infinite intelligence and thus the spirit and love of God as the one same spirit that always was, is and will forever be (I would have added "the almighty" to the end of that, but I didn't want to ruin it for you)
Like I said in the OP, one God, one condition only. Just one.
It's spiritual food and drink, this needs to be understood, and if it came from the Bible who cares, it doesn't matter don't let yourself be so biased or prejudiced like that
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Can't you see how funny this thread is, and why the title is "controversial" thus drawing you in the first place..?
It's so funny to me, I can't fathom how no one else seems to get it, the true nature of our predicament and the double bind of love's reason placed on the absurdity of all our prior ignorance and misunderstanding rooted in duality and separation.
I mean like who can argue against love or my own experience of it, for that matter?
How unreasonable would THAT be?
Of course love to be love since it's freely extended and offered can be freely mocked and rejected, that's everyone's prerogative, but my oh my that's funny!
And much better when no one has to be crucified and nailed to a cross (this time 'round).
But oh don't you feel it (some among you), the hatred of love, the hatred of me - but I can take it, just like him, because there's nothing else worth doing or being in the final analysis, nothing less makes any sense.
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One of these roses in my hand is for you.