I agree that sadness, regret and hate have no place in heaven, but I don’t know that I’d group them like that. So yes, he would say he believes in God – the impersonal god of the universe that gives life to all things, but whom we cannot possibly know. But I can read and I can think and I’ve had some experience in both. Perhaps you know some born from about the 20th Dec to the 20th Jan and although you can read whole Chapters on Sun signs a brief Solar Fire generated generalisation for people born in this period is: ‘You are responsible and respectful, with a strong need to be an authority figure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude Moving toward the best, most honorable people we can become? ), but Love is the atmosphere of Heaven – ain’t no oxygen over in Heaven!!! You’re taught Something when you’re a kid, and then you spend the rest of your life searching out the truth of the matter, having good days and not. I was asking a question about “eliciting an emotional response” without the baggage of hurting other people. The words of Jesus, all of them, should be taken as… gospel! Is it simply the brain’s response to lack of oxygen? So you don’t think that your childhood influences create a default theology? Or were you just curious? I believe what you said about helping people out of hell, at shining a light into the darkness so that they can see again. Ayup, that’s what it is. Couldn’t there be two? However, I still find grass best when it’s greenest, sky best when bluest and truth best left unchanged. Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. Is regret as bad as hate? Possibly going right along with the Jung quote is C.S.Lewis’ “The Great Divorce”. Committment and responsibilty in resonal relationships are highlighted at present time and it is likely that you are already moving in a new personal direction. Yeah, I love his poetry too. He doesn’t fit into any box. Most people don’t have a problem with philosophy teachers lecturing, with politicians speaking (even though I do), with celebrities saying something. Contributing Writer March 14, 2013 Contemplations Symbolism and religious experience. However the feeding of the seven thousand men (plus women and children), showed he spoke to large crowds, don’t you think? You need to develop a healthy respect for yourself and others based on realistic expectations.’ (Solar Fire). hate, not murder. People often look for miracles as a magic trick–I like what you said there and think you’d like Stanley Grenz, if you’re into heavy reading. Everything else is just commentary. Unfortunately they collapse under their own weight. How about “the community of those who try to follow Jesus” ? I personally would go on to say that’s a small idea of God for it depersonalizes God who has made himself manifest in the stories that Campbell loves. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Yup. That’ll allow us to commission the art, the research, and the debate we believe the marketplace of ideas most desperately needs. But as I want to give you a full chance, I’ll send you the time at some point–whenever I get it from my parents. Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’…. The time is extremely important and I would take a guess at around 5.30 am – not something an astrologer should do. I also build up pen pals a la: http://lanceschaubert.org/2011/12/19/shoot-me-a-letterr-how-convenience-slows-us-down/. Interesting interpretation of that parable… what’s the context of the rest of Matthew 22? However, are all emotions that way? The foundations of this democracy were laid down in 594 BC when the Athenian lawmaker Solon (636-558BC) made a number of constitutional reforms which gave Athens its first comprehensive code of law. Joseph Campbell studied collective mythology for most of his life. Okay, I’ll bite then even though I put zero weight behind these things in that sort of light. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ To be like Christ is to always be true to the moment – something which is unfathomably hard to do since it flounders on the belief structures that we have inherited and structures which are intertwined with our environment. Yes we are at that point – but this time these three markers are more profoundly situated than the last two times. That’s true, what you say about ritual. Of course, as I’m defining “church” it sounds like the word will carry a ton of baggage with you. I used to live in San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe area. Christ’s birth chart represents a person who could truly say ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. If you see someone (including yourself) being victimized you are allowed anger, if you hear beautiful music you are allowed whatever emotion it causes, when sad you are allowed tears. Of course, his rebukes most often fly in the face of ritual–like the seven woes, those were to religious people. Jesus is not someone you’d take to church, but He is someone you’d take fishing. I’m reading it now and it seems to hit several nails right on the head. The question, better phrased, goes: Can we, as humans, elicit emotion without causing another person harm? http://etherinform.com/etherinform_005.htm, http://etherinform.com/etherinform_004.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubting_Thomas, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_the_multitude, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Divorce, http://members.wizzards.net/~magyan/Pluto.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_century#1010s, I’m Proud of My Alma Mater for Getting Ranked “Lowest Return on Investment”. In two recent volumes (Noel 1990a and Golden 1992), twenty-nine contemporary scholars found the implications of Campbell's work significant enough for the study of religions and mythologies to praise as well as criticize him, starting already within three years of his death in 1987. Getting up on a stage and saying things I have faith in and am faithful to doesn’t make me certain. Do you see heaven in this light? If there’s one thing I’ve found about Jesus, he’s never easy to pin down. Is not hell itself an act of self, a distancing from intimate relationships with others? I see a single theology. No Love? What do I gain? I’m not sure what you are responding to here. One to be reformed by other study, regardless of what that is? For all questions, comments, lauds, rebukes, slanderous accusations, trolling, unmerited praise, and professions of undying love, please email [email protected] — I answer every one. Nope, this is the first time reading Lewis. Be that as it may…. What about before Martin Luther? For instance, a comedian gets on a stage and makes all sorts of assertions. Ooo, ooo. Wasn’t he depressed and anxious and feeling betrayed and beaten in that bunker? Pretty cool. Because Heaven is a different place than here. Life from death, death unto life. His plan is for happiness for all, no exceptions – as in: “Is Hitler in Heaven too?” Well, if he is not now then sooner or later he will be. Where do we draw the line in the emotional spectrum as far as selfless and selfish go? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple The “Description” in that link is well-stated. http://www.mayoastrology.com/index.html – it took me seven years to complete even though I had an interest in astrology which goes back to 1985 (age 32). When Jesus was sad He cried gospel of John Chapter 11, line 35 Since you have a lot of Arian and Capricornian traits and since Uranus is transiting Aries square Pluto in Capricorn I get the feeling that these planets may currently or in the near future influence your ‘minds eye’. No legs. So you’re talking more “music of the spheres” than you are “here’s your fortune cookie today?”. Short and sweet and meaningful to that person. “I attend services every Sunday” therefore I am good to go? I’m curious to have a look at your birth chart – time, date & place? He certainly would hold to the idea of “I feel pain from hurting you because I am essentially hurting myself,” though I doubt he would say “we’re all God.” He wasn’t a pantheist–he believe that we existed with God, that God was inside each of us, that when we die we return to God. The point of Jesus’ life, teachings and miracles was to impress His followers with the absolute need for them to develop compassion, forgiveness, understanding and, by doing so, arrive at Love. “……So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. Well, though that made me laugh, but it’s a bit insulting to a fellow commenter and I expect a general air of decency, propriety and honor in comments, so keep the insults out next time. And there’s always Google. Click to view it. To wrestle through the worst of it so that we warn ourselves and keep away from the worst? Here, today, we have people living in hell.

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