Did you read any of the books by Sylvia Browne? A lot of detail about numerous incarnations, but I think she broke through the "bullsh*t barrier".
Cliffy IS an intolerant bigot.
I don't read your posts so much.
"told them where she put the family treasures before she died".... lmao.
Yup.......I can imagine you doing the exact same thing, when you first heard about the moon landing.
In your opinion is it God who is sending all those signals down from space to your TV, phone or pc as well??
Doing what exactly?
I don't remember the first moon landing.
No, I do not believe that at all.
What other dumb questions do you have for me?
Geez, & here I hoped you would continue to not bother with my posts.....Oh well c'est la vie.
So, you have managed not become aware of one of the major events in your country's history or is that not what you implied? You might look up the footage on the internet or perhaps not, there are enough people around who think it was all fake anyway. I give you carte blanche to skip over all my posts, in fact I can return the favour and skip over yours as well LOL.
Story of my life there friend, slept through all the important stuff. Lol.
P.S. I don't feel like going back over 130 posts, what's the moon landing got to do with original sin anyway?
When I was about 4 or 5 years old I remember finishing off my older brother's coloring book about the first moon landing. Maybe that is when I became aware?
"Hey mom? What is this sh*t all about?"
I'm trying to figure that out. Do you think she has a point?
Yup.....Have to get people accustomed to the idea that if this Universe is the handiwork of an actual entity, that entity cannot possibly be as horrid as portrayed by the authors of our sacred books. OR perhaps, that entity just grew up and left it's toys just hanging about. (us)
The book is so vivid that most readers don't stick it out to where the good things start to happen. If they fold reading about it I would hold little hope that they would fare better when it is literally happening right before them.
Can someone explain me the notion of Original Sin? I simply don't understand it.
This question is primarily focused on the Christian notion of original sin. But any type of opinion and contribution is welcome, be it from a atheist, Christian or any other point of view.
Please stick to the subject though...
I accessed a Bible search portal and typed in "original sin", and this is what I found, sl:
"Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me." (Psalm 51:5 NIV)
This is the qualifier at the beginning of this psalm:
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
And now for the bad news, the original sin was via the serpent, he lied and he killed on that fateful day. I didn't realize that would be news to anybody, let alone a group. Luckily the Bible is the only wisdom you are missing, . . . right?
Since the myths surrounding David has his having 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines, David's affair with Bathsheba certainly put him over the top (i.e., the deadly sin of greed).
"The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, 'There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him. David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, 'As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.'
Then Nathan said to David, 'You are the man!" (2 Samuel 12:1-7 NIV)
Now I truly resent my father being called "The Devil" and he was faithful husband for all my parents' marriage. He never murdered anyone and was truthful. I don't know who Biblical John was supposed to be chatting up, but if he tried that tactic today, he would probably be sued for defamation of character.
As a species, humans are evolving from that tribal state and no longer believe in magic, and are developing reasoning skills. These will eventually be the demise of many harmful beliefs; if we manage to survive long enough, that is.
A quote I could not fine a source for says it all for me. " Philosophy is the mother of science and Religion the mother of politics. " One goes for imagination and investigation, the other for control and threats, in my opinion.
So, I would give those long ago politicians high marks. They set the tone for religion which unfortunately still hangs on today.
Do what you must, since I use a particular edition the one you want to look up is the Queen of England as she is the copyright holder. Biblical John was also a woman, a Disciple of John the Baptist, her Lawyer is Christ, the Judge of mankind. I don't expect any headlines on the verdict anytime soon.
Science still teaches the big bang is true but controlled demolition on 9/11 is false. Global warming come with more ice. Take away their funding (from anything) and it breaks, so what hobbies will still make bigger strides in things society really finds important.
Theology is not based in fact, it is probability based, so far the probability factor has been losing and the trend to have rigid rules that cannot easily be updated is more hindrance than help. Like most of the 'old ways'. Religion and politics are the magicians hands so while one has your attention the other is straling something from somebody, most often it's you.
Without them taking the fall your 'usual ways' would be fount revolting by a sane and informed population.