Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

Reasons to be

page: 1
1
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join

posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 06:34 PM
link   
Wishing wells full of lies and desires spring up in an attempt to arouse dismay.

Alert and aloof to the life of idols leaves little room for reason to be. Lies tie ever so closely with any braided gateway of truth upheld. And to live a life of common decency is not to live at all.

Common. Common among others. Common with mothers, fathers and the like. Life is mixed with imperial ideas of people other than ourselves. Within we have answers, and within us is a part which hides from such answers.

The Spirit of God is opposite the spirit of "life", and by life I mean what is considered by many to be life. These concrete ideas and thoughts can only limit the truth. Any definition only limits a word. God gave us words to speak with our mouths not for hurting others, not for bullsh*tting, and not for secrecy. But we are given the ability to speak so that we may understand and give understanding.

Let your eyes not be the tales of the secrets of your soul, the harsh veil you hide behind, being all to comfortable alone in your thoughts.

Let your words be as truthful as your thoughts, and let your thoughts not be unlike your words. Speak decently, respectfully, and kindly as you do to someone you hold most dear. Do so to everyone, being in equanimity and gentle spirit.

Have no reason to be otherwise.




posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 06:57 PM
link   
blahblahblah blah what?



posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 07:08 PM
link   
I like it!

...reminds me of these thoughts...

Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.

You can travel the world
But you can't run away
From the person you are in your heart
You can be who you want to be
Make us believe in you
Keep all your light in the dark
If you're searching for truth
You must look in the mirror
And make sense of what you can't see
Just be

They say learning to love yourself
Is the first step
That you take what you want to be real
But flying on planes to exotic locations
Won't teach you how you really feel
Face up to the fact
That you are who you are
And nothing can change that belief
Just be

Cause now I know
It's not so far
To where I go
The hardest part
It's inside me
I need
To just be



posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 07:36 PM
link   
reply to post by backcase
 


Well it didn't make sense until the last paragraph. Still do not see what the point is, but good thoughts nonetheless. You should compile all these random (lack of a better word) thoughts and make some sort of philosophical book



posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:59 PM
link   
reply to post by backcase
 





Let your words be as truthful as your thoughts, and let your thoughts not be unlike your words. Speak decently, respectfully, and kindly as you do to someone you hold most dear. Do so to everyone, being in equanimity and gentle spirit.


In other words...........




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 05:44 AM
link   
reply to post by Epirus
 


Good intentions usually lead to good deeds. I do not believe that the "road to hell is paved with good intentions".

Intentions are good when they are done selflessly or out of love.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 05:58 AM
link   

Originally posted by Wanderer777
reply to post by backcase
 


Well it didn't make sense until the last paragraph. Still do not see what the point is, but good thoughts nonetheless. You should compile all these random (lack of a better word) thoughts and make some sort of philosophical book


It's just a spiritual concept which does coincide. There does not need to be a point as long as it is all connected. Re-read and see how each piece relates to eachother.

I actually know it better from mental diagrams than words.

As for writing a book, I might when I get older and start to slow down.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 06:05 AM
link   
reply to post by windword
 


My rule is to speaks as I am speaking in Jesus' presence. I try to live with Him by my side.

I am not one to watch the videos that people post on here, but I did, because you are familiar to me. That video was lame man... How did you even know about that?
edit on 083030p://444 by backcase because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 08:42 AM
link   
reply to post by backcase
 


Lame? Haha.

That is an excerpt from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.


In 2688, humanity exists as a utopian society due to the inspiration of the music and wisdom of the Two Great Ones: Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves). Rufus (George Carlin) is tasked by the leaders to travel back to San Dimas, California of 1988 using a time machine shaped like a phone booth to ensure that the Bill and Ted, then dim-witted high school students, successfully pass a history class. Should they fail, Ted's father, police captain Logan (Hal Langdon), plans to ship Ted to a military academy in Alaska, ending Bill & Ted's fledgling band, the "Wyld Stallyns", and altering the future.


Jesus came from heaven to tell the world to be kind to each other and to love one another. Bill and Ted travel through time and they impart the lesson, "Be excellent to each other, and party on!"

It's a timeless message, as is your OP!

edit on 25-4-2013 by windword because: See My Signature!



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:34 AM
link   
reply to post by windword
 


I never really got into the whole bill and ted thing, guess it just wasn't my era.

Thank you for posting, it was very amusing.

As for your signature, merriment can be found in peace or in devious behavior. It depends in what manner we eat and drink I suppose. To Life or to Death.

Would you mind if I asked you about your pentecostal upbringing? I read what you wrote in another thread but I did not comment.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:38 AM
link   
reply to post by backcase
 


No worries, they were LAME movies. Cult pop culture! HAHA



Would you mind if I asked you about your pentecostal upbringing? I read what you wrote in another thread but I did not comment.


Ask away. I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:47 AM
link   
reply to post by windword
 


Was it the type of church where the members would speak in tongues, do healing, prophesy and the like?

Where you ever involved in the charismatic practices? Have you spoken in tongues?



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:01 AM
link   

Originally posted by backcase
reply to post by windword
 


Was it the type of church where the members would speak in tongues, do healing, prophesy and the like?

Where you ever involved in the charismatic practices? Have you spoken in tongues?



Well I'm not windword, but I am a pentacostal. We speak tongues and do healing. Worship service is like a party in Jesus's name.
My best buddy was raised this way his whole life. When I was backpacking I got stonefoot and it hurt for a week and we were stuck until it got better. Well, one night we were reading the Bible and he started speaking in tongues. He put his hands on my foot and prayed in tongues. As he was doing this I felt warmth from my foot and it travelled through my body to my brain. He then told me to move my foot and it was 100% healed. Quite amazing and I am so glad I experienced that



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:07 AM
link   
reply to post by Wanderer777
 


Thank you for sharing your experience.

Are their any common words or syllables used in speaking in tongues?

If you had to find a new church, what would you look for?
edit on 103030p://444 by backcase because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:19 AM
link   

Originally posted by backcase
reply to post by Wanderer777
 


Thank you for sharing your experience.

Are their any common words or syllables used in speaking in tongues?

If you had to find a new church, what would you look for?
edit on 103030p://444 by backcase because: (no reason given)


Well it's hard to say because it varies quite a bit, but one that always stuck out was Om' Shalla. If I were looking for a new church it would have to be pentacostal and fun. No reason we can't have fun while worshipping and giving glory to our Father



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:22 AM
link   

Originally posted by backcase
reply to post by windword
 


Was it the type of church where the members would speak in tongues, do healing, prophesy and the like?


I attended an Assemble of God church is a subburb of Los Angeles. Our pastor's name was Brother Bibler, I kid you not! He was a very flamboyant, charismatic preacher who wore brightly colored silk suits, big ole gold cuff links that caught the light as he swagger and flailed around the stage, blustering loudly about sin, hell, fire and brimstone, the second coming and the tribulation.

Often, during the services, someone from the congregation would interrupt the service with a loud message in tongues, and ALWAYS, someone else would shout out an interpretation. (An interpetation was always required to verify the message and to prove that the message was really from God. However, people would speculate the message was "private" if no interpretation was forthcoming.)

At the end of every service, there would be an "alter call", and always people would come pouring forward, in tears, asking for forgiveness, salvation and/or healing. At the alter, and in the aisles, there would be a lot of shaking and shouting, falling down and rolling on the floor, hands in the air and dancing with eyes closed, and YES, speaking in tongues.

Our church often participated in "Revivals" and evangelical witnessing, called "Jerico marches" where we would leave the church and march through the neighborhood streets, knocking on doors and "witnessing" to those who dared to answer our knocking.


Were you ever involved in the charismatic practices? Have you spoken in tongues?


Yep. I even gave some of those interruptive messages in tongues. I went into "spiritual trances often. Every summer, as a child, I attended church camp, an exact replica of what you see in the "Jesus Camp" Youtube videos.

I failed history miserably in high school, (late 60's early '70's) again and again, because I kept quoting the Bible and telling the creation story. The teachers just couldn't get through to me. In English class, I refused to read the Greek classics, or anything that wasn't Bible related, and I couldn't pass math if my life depended on it! I couldn't concentrate on it. It's amazing they let me graduate.

When I was very little, (2-6yrs old) I used to have bad dreams, because I was being sexually molested and assaulted by family members and childcare givers. My mother used to bring me to our pastor to have "Satan" cast out of me. That would include a Pentecostal exorcism consisting of being shaken, spit on, covered in olive oil, and prayed over by many people speaking in tongues. My mother thought, and reaffirmed this thought later in my life, that I was a demon possessed child who enjoyed sex.

The same thing would happen when I "knew" things in advance, like "Grandma is coming and she has donuts!". When she showed up with donuts, there was a trip to the pastor that followed!" Surely, I was demon possessed!




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:23 AM
link   
reply to post by Wanderer777
 


Yes, I agree, but when I go to church I see it as a more serious type of thing. I attend a Catholic church btw. The Eucharist is my reason for staying. The Body of God is there in that tabernacle, and I am sure it is true for other churches.

Do you know of any relations between pentecostal churches and the Catholic church. All religion bashing aside here.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:33 AM
link   
reply to post by windword
 


Thank you for sharing such personal information, man.

You mother sounds like more of an extremist. What made you not like the church though?

And to relate to you I always found my own interests more important than school work. I would quote the bible often and teachers had no idea what to say.

They would always get mad and say that I was going of topic, that I was rambling and raving. But I was truly feeling what I wrote as my heart burns ardently when I write from my spirit. I felt that teachers were mad because they did not understand, or because their way of life convinced them differently.

No matter how they reacted I was just glad to affect them and give glory to God.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:45 AM
link   
reply to post by backcase
 





What made you not like the church though?


The division, the hypocrisy, the Hell, Fire and Damnation doctrine, the doom porn, judgementalism and just a plain old rejection of the doctrine of the virgin birth, a human blood sacrifice as a purchase of personal sin, original sin, the resurrection, the second coming, the tribulation and end times......

I reject it all.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 10:58 AM
link   

Originally posted by windword


I reject it all.


Do you mean that you reject their rejections? You have put me in a bit of confusion I am at a loss for words.

A big realization for me was while I was watching "office space".

When the guy said something like this. "When the only motivation is to not get fired, that will make a make a man work just hard enough not to get fired."

That's my problem with the damnation thing. I think hell is real, but when I accepted Jesus I chose to trust in Him and try to forget worrying.





new topics

top topics



 
1
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join