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PostSubject: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:08 pm

visit my website on prophecy. http://timefortruth.webs.com
You may be surprised at what you find out about prophecies being withheld from you.
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:13 pm

Sorry, I'm a non-prophet organization
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:09 pm

Hi jetski
You're just another who wants to get on the band wagon to make money out of gullible 'so called Christians'.
Tell me all about this story....."out of the eater came something to eat"...
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:25 pm

I know this one!
The sphinx!
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:22 pm

If you go back in history, say about two to four thousand years, you will hear about the end times being imminent. Perhaps a definition of the word imminent needs some revision.
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:11 pm

Hi Abe
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If you go back in history, say about two to four thousand years, you will hear about the end times being imminent. Perhaps a definition of the word imminent needs some revision.
The problem through the ages is that people misuse the Scriptures for personal gain. Drawing gullible (so called Christians) into their web of deceit for profit.
The reason, these imposters can misuse the Scriptures, is because people are too lazy to read the Scriptures for themselves. They all too readily buy the story that once you receive the Holy Spirit it is not necessary to Read the Bible.
You just have to look at the money that evangelical preachers make. They stand on a platform shouting the odds and thowing a few words here and there what Jesus said. Quoting verses completely out of context. Most of the time they are telling the audience how good they are.......Just try listening to them. They work their audiences into a frenzy get them to raise their hands shouting things like haleluyah praise the Lord etc etc.....
It is just another form of hypnotism for profit.
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:13 am

When we had the Religious thread, some of what you reference was discussed. Interpretation of scriptures gives modern-day ministry license to infer the message they choose. Translation of the old texts, and many of those were erroneously recorded, has given new meaning to the original words. One cannot take every word written in the English language as "Gospel".
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:19 am

Ann,
based on comments you made yesterday, I thought you would find of interest an except from “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra.

“Being afraid of death is a source of anxiety that reaches into many areas. The way our society worships youth and shuns the elderly, our desperate need for distraction, the promotion of cosmetics and beauty treatments, flourishing gyms with full-length mirrors on all sides, and the craze for celebrity are all symptoms of wanting to deny death. Theology tries to convince us that there is life after death, but since that claim has to be taken on faith, religion exacts obedience by holding the afterlife over our heads. If we lack faith, if we worship the wrong God or sin against the right God, our chances for a reward after we die are ruined. Religious wars continue to erupt over the issue, which is so anxiety-provoking that fanatics would rather die for the faith than live with the admission that someone else’s faith has a right to exist. “I die so that you may not believe in your God” is the most twisted legacy…”
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:02 am

Interesting comment on this day, Abe.
Christianity is the most death-fearing religion I can think of. And holds out the ultimate hole-card. Death can be cheated! Our guy rose from the dead, and so can you!
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:45 am

I arose from the dead the day I was born.
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:07 pm

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Ann,
based on comments you made yesterday, I thought you would find of interest an except from “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra.

“Being afraid of death is a source of anxiety that reaches into many areas. The way our society worships youth and shuns the elderly, our desperate need for distraction, the promotion of cosmetics and beauty treatments, flourishing gyms with full-length mirrors on all sides, and the craze for celebrity are all symptoms of wanting to deny death. Theology tries to convince us that there is life after death, but since that claim has to be taken on faith, religion exacts obedience by holding the afterlife over our heads. If we lack faith, if we worship the wrong God or sin against the right God, our chances for a reward after we die are ruined. Religious wars continue to erupt over the issue, which is so anxiety-provoking that fanatics would rather die for the faith than live with the admission that someone else’s faith has a right to exist. “I die so that you may not believe in your God” is the most twisted legacy…”

And therein lies the problem. We have this idea that somebody has to be wrong.

But what if everybody was right, just seeing the thing from an unavoidably limited perspective. Each individual sees things from a slightly different point of view. I've always liked this image from Maps of the Mind by Charles Hampden-Turner. This book was my first encounter with the term "both/and" which I over-use terribly here.



It seems to me to be the most beautiful explanation of perspective that I have happened across.

When you put the limited perspectives together, it is so easy to see that nobody was wrong, their pictures were just incomplete.

That's all we need to do today - just put our pictures together.

The Eastern perspectives, joined with the Western views, give us something much closer to the true concepts of life and life after life than either alone.

It becomes so much more simple.

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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:54 pm

Pretty cool.
That's not so different from the "Blind Men and the Elephant" parable. Supposedly passed down from a Sufi proverb.

And rather similar to another alleged Sufi hand-me-down, "Plato's Cave", in which people are in a cave, seeing only shadows on the wall of real objects at the mouth of the cave.
The Sufi "original" is very close to the drawing there: a room with a central light, and objects casing shadows on the wall, which people observe and differ on what their "real" shape is.
More enlightened, the Sufi would say, to look at the objects themselves.
More enlightened yet to look directly into the light.

That sort of mega-mystic twist shows up in another definitely Sufi analogy, "The Translator". Travellers on a train decide to pool their money and buy food at the station. They do so, but argue over what to buy. Each shouts out a different word. The Sufi sees what's happening, takes the money, and buys grapes. When he gives them to the foreigners, each smiles and repeats the same word... they all wanted grapes but in different languages.
Of course, the Sufi says aside, the true quest is not grapes at all, but wine.

You sound you could really get some enjoyment out of "The Sufis" by Idries Shah. Quite a remarkable book.
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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:21 pm

The Translator is a new one. I will have to try that book, as well as the new Deepak Chopra book, and a host of others that I keep saying I will get around to someday.

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PostSubject: Re: Three Days of Darkness and the Coming Flood   Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:09 pm

Good stuff Ann & Lin. If one wants to see, they have first to open their eyes. Then the problem begins. Interpreting what they see.
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