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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:07 pm

:scratch: Who knew?! (UB authors, early 1900's) ...
that meteors were flyin' all about when the earth was forming :?:
Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... -MOON.html

"Many researchers believe the moon formed after Earth was hit by a planet the size of Mars billions of years ago. This is called the 'giant impact hypothesis'. The theory suggests the moon is made up of debris left over following a collision between our planet and a body around 4.5 billion years ago. The colliding body is sometimes called Theia, after the mythical Greek Titan who was the mother of Selene, the goddess of the moon."

:idea: However, current conjecture about some future meteor or asteroid hitting the earth predicts SERIOUS explosion - a planet hitting the earth might disintegrate both ... whereupon subsequent matter accumulation might create a different sphere(s). So ... the "giant impact hypothesis" seems unlikely (as hinted by UB, 57:6.7*). Perhaps, the earth and moon were created from the same debris of a much larger collision (see UB, 57:5 and "Angona System"). IMO :roll:

* http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P057_5 ,
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P057_6_7

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:36 pm

Re: http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28431
“About Spiritual Development.” - Thought Adjuster.

"It does not matter if a person believes in reincarnation, in the law of attraction, in extraterrestrials, or in the power of mantras. If this person manages to harmonize his will with the Divine Will, give a loving service to his fellow man, and live a life of continuous progress, this person will experience a spiritual growth that will often put the false beliefs into the background."

:idea: This message hints that planets in Michael's local universe will be friendly at first contact, assuming that the planet is more advanced than our own earth ... and because Michael (once "Jesus") is now a Master Son with universe power, authority - even glory.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:14 pm

Re: http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/4000 ... guage.html
"40,000-Year-Old Symbols Found in Caves Worldwide May Be the Earliest Written Language"

:study: About 500,000 years ago (according to the UB) ...

"Fad formulated the first alphabet and introduced a writing system. This alphabet contained twenty-five characters. For writing material these early peoples utilized tree barks, clay tablets, stone slabs, a form of parchment made of hammered hides, and a crude form of paperlike material made from wasps’ nests. The Dalamatia library, destroyed soon after the Caligastia disaffection, comprised more than two million separate records and was known as the 'house of Fad.'" (66:5.9)

"The blue man was partial to alphabet writing and made the greatest progress along such lines. The red man preferred pictorial writing, while the yellow races drifted into the use of symbols for words and ideas, much like those they now employ. But the alphabet and much more was subsequently lost to the world during the confusion attendant upon rebellion. The Caligastia defection destroyed the hope of the world for a universal language, at least for untold ages." (66:5.10)

See also:
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P066_5_9
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P066_5_10

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:54 pm

:study: About 500,000 years ago (according to the UB) ...

"Fad formulated the first alphabet and introduced a writing system.
This alphabet contained twenty-five characters.
Is this a clue that pre-English was promoted as the world's first alphabet at Prince Caligastia's Mesopotamian location? And hinting that English is spoken on other planets in this local universe (via the same visitation of a Lanonandek Son)? If so, sending English with space probes headin' out of our solar system may entice first contact - and communication - with "aliens". :roll

... and this suggests that alien civilizations will recognize patterns of characters (letters, etc.) as "writing" by beings on another planet. So, writing that includes major earth languages and referring to same thing/concept will also be recognized as a planet's language reference. 8)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:22 pm

:flower: Today, while using old newspaper to line my trashcan, an obituary page appeared.
Comforting when perceiving these departed in the Eternity Graduation Class of 2019.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Sandy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:33 am

Love this, Rod....
Today, while using old newspaper to line my trashcan, an obituary page appeared.
Comforting when perceiving these departed in the Eternity Graduation Class of 2019.
:sunflower:
It is also comforting to know that I am not the only person to read the paper going into a bin...in my case, the rabbit litter trays. :lol:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm

Re: https://www.skywatchtv.com/2019/03/10/w ... ynagogues/

"Data suggests that the more a religious movement is concerned with progressive causes, the more likely it is to rapidly lose members"

From the UB (modern research confirms epochal revelation) ...

"Jesus offered no rules for social advancement; his was a religious mission, and religion is an exclusively individual experience." (196:2.11)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:37 am

Re: https://www.skywatchtv.com/2019/03/10/w ... ynagogues/

:idea: Indirectly, this and UB 196:2.11 better define the proper role of churches:

Promote individual experience via education, group worship, and socialization
... whence this influence then permeates society individually (and uniquely)
... and in response to personal guidance "from above". 8)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:44 pm

"The me that is now" ...

From contemplation of what we'll perceive upon discovering (after resurrection on Mansonia) that we had a previous life, in that mortal body, wearing those old clothes, doing those old things, etc., etc., ... then realizing that I am "the me that is now", still moving upward in the Paradise climb. The old me is interesting but is not the present and future me. ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!:
The UB's concentric circles may be associated by sqrt(2) ...
íf Quadrature is a mathematical "impossible" revealed.

See last page of http://aitnaru.org/images/Khristos_Voskrese.pdf

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 pm

Re: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion ... the-faith/

"If you find that you can no longer believe in the God of your childhood,
your whole religious tradition can become collateral damage." :(

:idea: Therein is the enlightenment ...
this God of religious tradition is probably not the God of reality ...
the God of the inhabited universes ... the God of eternity ...
and certainly not the God of the Fifth Epochal Revelation ...
if you would suffer collateral damage. ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 09, 2019 7:48 am

Re: https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/chrisla ... -the-same/

"Rick Warren Builds a Jesus-less bridge to Muslims" :o

:idea: With Jesus (Michael) being the creator of our local universe, such a bridge seems spiritually illogical, :scratch:
albeit teaching that God of the Bible and Allah are the same seems a good step forward ... :roll
depending on how this sameness is explained. ;)

:roll: Who can tell? Maybe a revelatory restatement of the Jesus of the Bible
makes "Jesus-less" unnecessary essence of this important bridge. :finger:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 26, 2019 6:45 pm

:sunflower: A new book about Jesus ...

About the book: https://www.urantia.org/news/2019-04/un ... antia-book
To order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Untold-Story-Jes ... 0997404914

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 am

:roll When science begins to align with revelation ...

Re: https://www.livescience.com/65499-neand ... estor.html

"Modern humans and Neanderthals may have diverged at least 800,000 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 1,000 teeth from humans and our close relatives. ... This new estimate is much older than previous estimates based on ancient DNA analyses, which put the split between humans and Neanderthals as happening between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago."

:study: From the Urantia Book, first published 1955 ...

"850,000 years ago ... the mixed descendants of this improved Badonite stock appeared on the stage of action
as an apparently new people — the Neanderthal race." (64:3.5)

"500,000 years ago ... among these highland Badonites there was a new and strange occurrence.
A man and woman living in the northeastern part of the then inhabited highland region began suddenly
to produce a family of unusually intelligent children. This was the Sangik family,
the ancestors of all of the six colored races of Urantia." (64:5.2)

See also: Paper 64 - The Evolutionary Races of Color
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P064_0
"Come and see." ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri May 31, 2019 3:11 pm

Re: https://www.livescience.com/65499-neand ... estor.html

:idea: An article more "earth shaking" than it appears (IMO), since ...
correlation of this article and Paper 64 promises to lead anthropologists to the UB
... especially to the UB's revelation that humans did not originate in Africa :o
and did not evolve from primates! ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:22 am

Re: https://www.livescience.com/65499-neand ... estor.html and UB 62:2.1
("A little more than one million years ago the Mesopotamian dawn mammals, direct descendants
of the North American lemur type of placental mammal, suddenly appeared. ...
From this point onward the prehuman species successively developed")

To clarify my broad sweep of ancestry ("humans did not evolve from primates!") ...

:study: Re: https://www.britannica.com/animal/primate-mammal
Since "primates" is inclusive of lemurs, humans do have this ancestral linkage! :oops:

:study: Re: https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/lemur
"Lemurs are a type of prosimian, which means they are primates that evolved before monkeys and apes." ;)

:idea: Thus, it is correct only to say that humans did not evolve from simians!
That lemurs are "prosimian" seems to imply that humans are "pre-monkey", :P
yet monkeys are not prehuman ... so far in evolution. :roll:

Radiation, other pollution, global warming, and GMO experimentation
might yet redirect evolution! Growing fond of bananas? :lol:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:59 pm

:roll More about lemurs ...

While conjecturing that lemur brains should be somewhat similar to human brains,
despite such evolutionary distance, I found this:

Re: https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/say ... 8C11040944

"When human babies are 3 months old, they pay attention to lemur calls as well as human voices" :o

"Infants respond to the voices of their doting parents — but it's not just human voices that hold them spellbound.
In what may be a hallmark of our ancestry, human brains begin life hard-wired to hear the calls of non-human primates"

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by happyrain » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:43 pm

Rod,
NBC News will not allow me to view their content because of an ad-blocker I have installed on my browser.
This Lemur is unimpressed.
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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Re: https://www.starwars.com/news/8-great-l ... -from-yoda

Master Yoda would agree, saying "Be patient!" ...
for the evolutionary force of lemurs was planned. 8)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:11 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/world/pope-fran ... her-change

"Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity.
... changed the phrase 'lead us not into temptation' to 'do not let us fall into temptation,'
as mentioned in the gospel of Matthew 6:13, because the original translation implies
that God induces temptation."


:sunflower: The Lord's Prayer as revealed in the Urantia Papers (144:3):

"When James had finished speaking, Jesus said:
'If, then, you still desire such a prayer, I would present the one
which I taught my brothers and sisters in Nazareth:

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come; your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our bread for tomorrow;
Refresh our souls with the water of life.
And forgive us every one our debts
As we also have forgiven our debtors.
Save us in temptation, deliver us from evil,
And increasingly make us perfect like yourself.'"

See also: http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P144_3

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 pm

:sunflower: Re: The Lord's Prayer as revealed in the Urantia Papers (144:3)
and Pope Francis's officially approved change to this prayer.

:idea: Interesting subtlety between the Pope's "do not let us fall into temptation"
and Jesus' "save us in temptation": Asking God to not let us fall into temptation
vs. asking God to save us once we succumb to temptation. ;)

... and in this subtlety is the evidence(?) that "save us in temptation" is revelation
and not words from a human source when the UB was written. :roll:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:37 pm

:sunny: This morning's reflection ...

Considering what the Urantia Book - Fifth Epochal Revelation - is all about, there should be no single office Meccas. :o

:idea: In fact, we might consider that the current UB dissemination organization - worldwide - is modeled on last millennium's
paradigm for "church busyness". Serious and practical anticipation of the upcoming Magisterial arrival might inspire
the better architecture for this New Revelation busyness. :roll

Perhaps, "better architecture" would focus on creating/supporting individual Paradise believers rather than on creating/enlarging
human organizations (which would naturally follow as Paradise believers seek group interaction). Besides, the Magisterial team
is likely to solicit human assistance and support from individuals more than groups. ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by happyrain » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 am

Rod,

I believe it. How nice to see this message in synch with todays celestial message.
As gurunath proclaims, Self Peace for World Peace.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:07 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/wa ... s-weigh-in

"Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently expressed that view,
essentially saying that religions are equally valid and teach the same thing."

"(Professor Stephen Prothero) points out that to say to a Muslim that your pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the faith's Five Pillars, is not necessary, is blasphemous. To say to a Catholic that baptism, one of the sacraments, is non-essential, is heretical. And to say to a Jewish person that Yom Kippur, the highest holy day of Atonement, is just a nice tradition, would be an insult beyond compare."

(Dr. Tim Keller) "Ironically, the insistence that doctrines do not matter is really a doctrine itself. It holds a specific view of God, which is touted as superior and more enlightened than the beliefs of most major religions. So the proponents of this view do the very thing they forbid in others."

:idea: Interesting discussion about AOC's "all religions worship the same God" ...
hinting that the forces of institutional religion are mighty, requiring centuries(?) to influence. ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Sandy » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:02 am

ai yi yi... talk about splitting hairs. LOL

I do understand what the author of this essay is trying to say.... yet this person is assuming we all know the truth of the matter of who/what God is. Our beliefs, whether they are the culmination of participation in major religions or of our own solitary making, affect our journey to know this magnanimous being. To say, we all worship the same God... well in some ways is still true whether by human standards they appear anything at all alike. God is bigger then our human doctrines that have been created as we strive to understand who and what God is. The difference seen between doctrines reflects the human beings ability to think for him/herself and exercise free will in the most important of ways. We get to choose.

In reality, our doctrines concerning God have no effect on who God is. God is God. She was before all things and certainly doesn't need humans to define her in infamy. But in her wisdom does allow us to discover this exhilarating thing for ourselves within of course the limitations we so carefully create for ourselves.

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