originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
originally posted by: galien8
This would be very convenient for us, because we suffer overpopulation, all major problems in the world are overpopulation problems.
Not even close. The Earth can easily support a human population many orders of magnitude greater than the ~7 billion we have today. Easily.
I've heard it said that everyone on Earth could fit into an area the size of Florida, each with a small plot of land (probably very small).
It's the cow farts and animal agriculture that's the real problem.
We must move to synthetic meat, and come up with new food products, new energy and environment technologies, and there it is.
Obama once stood up and told a bunch of people in a town hall meeting that if the third world all had refrigerators and air conditioning units, that
the world would "bubble over", but given the resources that are available, and the fact that economic well being produces stable population growth
over time, along with increased education and opportunity for one and all, it's entirely possible that all the world's problems can be solved with
human solutions because they are all human problems, but we do not need a global government or a global state to do it.
We haven't even yet seen the true power and potential of the Internet and of computer networking and communications, and of people working together in
virtual communities and virtual companies to solve common, every day world problems.
So I agree. There is nothing that cannot be done, but we'd still better move on it in a hurry to at least get it all started. Let's get this party
As to Revelation prophecy, there are different ways of interpreting it. I even suspect that it might have been put in there to
purposely drive us crazy, where it's a happy ending and a pleasant joke at the expense of all that horror, if you start out with the last page and
kind of read it backwards.
Someone once told me, and I think she was right, that Revelation read forward is a trick and read backward, a joke.
What a way to test people's mettle.
All prophesy is realized of course, but there could be a whole host of ways in which it could play itself out in time and history.
There's always a dark night of the soul, and lamps and kingdoms rising and falling until it comes to a head, and then...
please let us now turn to the last page of the Holy Bible, and behold, you are the bride of Christ as am I, for better or for worse.
It's the destruction of a type of duality, where you have two trees of life on either side of one river (an image of a perfected human being's central
nervous system) and the old tree that got us into this mess in the first place, not the tree of real knowledge but of the presumed
good and evil, as a duality and a dialectic and thus one of judgement and condemnation and of the nexus point of the line that separates the sheep
from the goats and that kills and destroys? In the new reality, that tree is conspicuously absent, thank Heaven's.
You'll know it when it's come, as the Lord God in Heaven above as the Spirit of the Universe makes a return from every direction and from the starry
clouds of the heavens even as the World turns from East to West, flashing like lightening.
And is not Jesus still standing at the door with opened arms if we would but have the courage to receive Him and be received, and in the process
discover a pathway, and even a bridge and a royal arch (with keystone) across which humanity might begin to pass into a new domain of everlasting life
and freedom, like a new pasture into which we can freely come and go (we might need still more "education").
We simply must come to the place, in the heart and mind and soul, where the light of life and truth and love is seen clearly to have prevailed in
eternity, while founding an immovable rock of reason, logic, truth and love, relative to which we can either build with
the builder and the
great architect, or destroy and kill and try to tear down the kingdom He intends to build, yet while working through us as living stones in the temple
he is building, and then it comes down by divine proportion, like the Bridegroom, and that, right there, is what the PTB are most afraid of, because
by it's very nature it would represent the very end of their "rule" and the "New World Order" they were hoping for.
I see this struggle working itself out again in our own time, as if history is repeating itself.
We need the courage, I think, to "get" the crazy allegory and arrive on the far side of the great ordeal, so again, Jesus has left for us an authentic
model of civilized leadership and love, and reason, and everlasting and eternal joy and love and inclusion, not exclusion.
We must learn how to cry and to laugh and sing again, and recognize in the Lord the very hand of God almighty that wipes away the tears from our eyes,
and consoles us in our angst, and then shows us a new world of possibility which is breathtaking in it's implications and significance, and it's
something of which we are all of us taking part, even now.
It's a celebration, provided we are able to see where we were self-deluded and turn and open our eyes, our mind and our heart, from which all good
things flow out of.
We knew all about these thing in ancient times, and the Bible is pointing the way to it's final vision, which is mankind working in partnership
God, while enjoying the koinonia of an intimate, participatory fellowship, with the Lord of life and love, who also lives within and
without, inerrant and transcendant.
It's good news!
Unexpected good news!
God isn't a destroyer, and he's always with his creation as a God of love, and the only magic that ever really worked was white magic the magic of
love and faith, hope and optimism and that right there is where the rubber meets the road and goes places far and wide.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
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