Sunday, May 22, 2011

After The Fall Of Man

There are two wolves fighting inside me. One is filled with cruelty, anger, hatred and fear. The other is filled with mercy, compassion, love and peace. Which one will win? The one that I feed.

Unknown
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Hello Aseri Estonia
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Now that the Rapture has come and gone and left us more or less the way it found us my hope is that it will serve as a cleansing experience. The useless limited literalism of frightened and confused mentality has had its day in the universal court and been found wanting. Perhaps a time has come when the world can divest itself of such muddy thinking and begin to realize a clearer and truer interpretation of scriptures and other visions. One doesn't even need to believe in God, at least not the god of punishment and reward pushed on the human race from desperate and overprotective religions. What it takes is to stop looking at and begin looking through, to question, not to assume. Everything in the universe has its own language but it is only by hearing that language can we understand the universe. Those who do hear it and pass on to us what they hear always speak in metaphors, similitude, allegories, parables, because the truth can't be delivered to human ears in any other way. In fact much, and perhaps all, of the universe is composed of an infinite number of metaphors, all waiting to be understood. But to take an allegory and attempt to treat it as a real event is foolishness, it's a bad trick played on innocent and gullible people.

The Bible says 144,000 people will be saved. That's a multiple of 12, as in 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 disciples of Jesus, 12 months of the year, 12 tones of the scale, a dozen eggs. It's a good number for mathematicians to use and for religious people to hang theories upon. But I once heard a priest say that if he really believed in such a finite number he wouldn't tell anyone because he wouldn't want them to get in his way.

Call me a heretic, an unbeliever and string me up for apostasy but I say all these words that get flung around, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Heaven, Hell, Armageddon, Christ, and a huge flock of other terms from other religions need to be completely overhauled and reinterpreted in spiritual terms and the old materialistic interpretations thrown out with the trash, as difficult as that may be for some people. It is time now for the bigotry of assumed holiness to be poked in the eye.

“For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream. For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them,’ declares the Lord.." (Jeremiah)

"For thus says the great, nonhuman, superpersonal creative intelligence of the universe, pay no attention to the blabber mouth prophets of doom that walk among you, for they don't represent any universal truth." (Bate)

DB - The Vagabond
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Never Give Up
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SPRING QUESTION
(This is not a contest)

There's still time to answer the Spring Question, so let's go.

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

dbdacoba@aol.com

Only 6 answers so far

I eagerly await your answer.

DB
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2 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think the rapture is silly, but I cannot help but feel a little sorry for those who are now sitting in bewilderment wondering what did not happen.

Valerie said...

I don't think too many people really thought the world was going to end yesterday. I think it was only a handful of people who followed a man and not their heart. Thanks for this post. God bless you, Dana =)