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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:22 pm

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)
11 designs with words selected for "The Good News" theme
:oops: WDJT-News8 and WDJT-News11 were the same,
so News11 is now a new design. :roll

:geek: Crafter's secret ...
"Melchizedek" is only in the News11 design ;)
in: http://aitnaru.org/images/WDJT.zip

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)
12 designs with words selected for "The Good News" theme
:o What :?: :!: One more design! (also with "Melchizedek") :?:

If "complement to apostles" is believed, then the 12th design
might hint that Judas is now forgiven. OMG :!:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:49 am

:sunflower: There are other approaches to reading the Revelation:

"Back Door" means not reading from front to back, but any which way -
"front to back" is then a UB Mecca (better sooner than later). ;)

:idea: Another Mecca: Try one Paper a day, but read ahead whenever possible
because life's interruptions usually appear along the 197-day journey. :(
Then give yourself the q.d. azure blue star (medical for "one a day").

A UB artist should design the q.d. star as temporarily attached to a bookmark;
the star is later applied to the Book's cover when the reader qualifies. :finger:

:scratch: Did you know? ...
"Azure is a bright, cyan-blue color that is often described as the color of the sky on a clear day."

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:44 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... -face.html

"NASA Hubble Telescope snaps image of two galaxies colliding to create a ghoulish face just in time for Halloween"

:bana: Not to worry, our own solar system was created by the collision of two nebulas:

"Urantia is of origin in your sun, and your sun is one of the multifarious offspring of the Andronover nebula" (57:1.1)
"This former spiral nebula was slightly distorted by the gravity disruptions associated with the events which were attendant
upon the birth of your solar system, and which were occasioned by the near approach of a large neighboring nebula [Angona]" (15:3.6)

See also:
Paper 57 - The Origin of Urantia, 1. The Andronover Nebula
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P057_1_1
Paper 15 - The Seven Superuniverses, 3. The Superuniverse of Orvonton
http://www.theub.org/part-i.html#P015_3_1

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Post by happyrain » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:43 am

rod, that image is beautiful. thank you for sharing.
imagine if you were the result of two colliding galaxies.

:loves happy halloween brother

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:59 am

:oops: The mating of "two colliding galaxies"
is often heard by neighbors. ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:27 am

Re: http://aitnaru.org/images/Joshua_Mugs.pdf

"Christmas is when Uncle Joshua brings us glad tidings"


Wordle word designs for 4 Christmas mugs (11oz, white).
Words selected from Part IV for "The Good News" theme.
(a developing Proof of Concept)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:51 pm

Re: http://aitnaru.org/images/Joshua_Mugs.pdf

"Christmas is when Uncle Joshua brings us glad tidings"


:idea: "Joshua Mugs" is already a commercial product, not related to "Uncle Joshua"- ;)
the use here is descriptive and not a formal name for this set of mugs.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Re: http://aitnaru.org/images/Joshua_Mugs.pdf

"Christmas is when Uncle Joshua brings us glad tidings"

The pdf is now bundled with the print-quality designs:
http://aitnaru.org/images/Joshua_Mugs.zip
(editing might be required for commercial quality)

Bon Appétit :!:

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:55 am

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)

:geek: Crafter's secret ...
Scroll1 is a new Wordle design in scroll format:
http://aitnaru.org/images/WDJT.zip

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:14 pm

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)

:geek: Crafter's secret ...
Scroll1 (and 2,3) is a new Wordle design in scroll format:

These designs would make good Christmas decorations as a poster or in a frame,
since "reason for the season" comes to mind and they use Christmas colors! :colors:
In "quiet" areas of the home, they don't distract from traditional decorations.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 am

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)

:roll There are now 8 scroll designs :!:
(for the 8 points of a circle upon which rests the circle's square) 8)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:46 am

:sunflower: Re: What Did Jesus Teach? (a UB study aid)
for the 8 points of a circle upon which rests the circle's square
... such as "simplified" here: http://aitnaru.org/images/Quinale!.pdf

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:37 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/science/charles ... d-on-earth

"Darwin is credited with the idea that life on Earth evolved in shallow pools of water. Now, a new study suggests that instead of life originating in a 'warm little pond,' it may have come from deep-sea hydrothermal vents — an idea that could hold significance for extraterrestrial life."

:idea: However, the 75 years post-Darwin UB maintains his idea:

"Man thus evolved from the higher mammals derived principally from the western implantation of life in the ancient east-west sheltered seas. The eastern and central groups of living organisms were early progressing favorably toward the attainment of prehuman levels of animal existence... the eastern focus of life emplacement failed to attain a satisfactory level of intelligent prehuman status" (65:2.13)

"All planetary life ... had its origin in our three original, identical, and simultaneous marine-life implantations. These three life implantations have been designated as: central or Eurasian-African, eastern or Australasian, and western, embracing Greenland and the Americas." (58:4.2)

"We had planted the primitive form of marine life in the sheltered tropic bays of the central seas of the east-west cleavage of the breaking-up continental land mass. Our purpose in making three marine-life implantations was to insure that each great land mass would carry this life with it, in its warm-water seas, as the land subsequently separated." (58:4.4)

See also:
Paper 65 - The Overcontrol of Evolution
2. The Evolutionary Panorama
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P065_2_13
Paper 58 - Life Establishment on Urantia
4. The Life-Dawn Era
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P058_4_2

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:31 am

Re: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bipe ... -1.4637336

"Unlike humans, though, Danuvius had a powerful, opposable big toe that would have
allowed it to grab branches with its foot and safely walk through the treetops."

From the UB ...

"A little more than one million years ago the Mesopotamian dawn mammals, the direct descendants of the North American lemur type of placental mammal, suddenly appeared. They were active little creatures, almost three feet tall; and while they did not habitually walk on their hind legs, they could easily stand erect. They were hairy and agile and chattered in monkeylike fashion, but unlike the simian tribes, they were flesh eaters. They had a primitive opposable thumb as well as a highly useful grasping big toe. From this point onward the prehuman species successively developed the opposable thumb while they progressively lost the grasping power of the great toe. The later ape tribes retained the grasping big toe but never developed the human type of thumb." (62:2.1)

:idea: Evidence that humans are not related to Danuvius apes. ;)


Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... umans.html

"Have they finally found the REAL missing link? ... The remains were unearthed in the mountainous region of Allgäu in Germany ... Danuvius guggenmosi was broad chested and lived around 12 million years ago ... Standing at around three-and-a-half feet the ape had a unique walking style ... It would have both swing from tree limbs and walked on its human-like feet"

From the UB ...

"Although the evolution of vegetable life can be traced into animal life, and though there have been found graduated series of plants and animals which progressively lead up from the most simple to the most complex and advanced organisms, you will not be able to find such connecting links between the great divisions of the animal kingdom nor between the highest of the prehuman animal types and the dawn men of the human races. These so-called 'missing links' will forever remain missing, for the simple reason that they never existed." (58:6.2)

See also: http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P062_2 ,
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P058_6


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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 pm

Re: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w- ... nce-spirit

"In his new book and in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, a long-time friend of Pope Francis and frequent papal interviewer, claims that the Pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but 'in the semblance of a spirit.'"

:study: However, the UB supports the Pope's belief of Jesus' "spirit" form, first witnessed by Mary Magdalene:

"As Mary sought to embrace his feet, Jesus said: 'Touch me not, Mary, for I am not as you knew me in the flesh. In this form will I tarry with you for a season before I ascend to the Father.'" (189:4.12)

"They were having their evening meal a little after six o’clock, with Peter sitting on one side of Thomas and Nathaniel on the other, when the doubting apostle said: 'I will not believe unless I see the Master with my own eyes and put my finger in the mark of the nails.' As they thus sat at supper, and while the doors were securely shut and barred, the morontia Master suddenly appeared inside the curvature of the table and, standing directly in front of Thomas" (191:5.2)

"When the Master had so spoken, he looked down into the face of Thomas and said: 'And you, Thomas, who said you would not believe unless you could see me and put your finger in the nail marks of my hands, have now beheld me and heard my words; and though you see no nail marks on my hands, since I am raised in the form that you also shall have when you depart from this world'" (191:5.4)

:sunny: See also: Jesus’ morontia appearances:

Paper 189 - The Resurrection
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P189_0
Paper 190 - Morontia Appearances of Jesus
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P190_0
Paper 191 - Appearances to the Apostles and Other Leaders
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P191_0
Paper 192 - Appearances in Galilee
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P192_0
Paper 193 - Final Appearances and Ascension
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P193_0

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 pm

Re: https://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-franc ... 1573839966

:idea: Interesting contrast (Jesus, incarnated Creator Son of our universe, chose not to discourse on these teachings of the Church ...
and would still remain aloof from non-spiritual matters):

"Jesus offered no rules for social advancement; his was a religious mission, and religion is an exclusively individual experience.
The ultimate goal of society’s most advanced achievement can never hope to transcend Jesus’ brotherhood of men based on
the recognition of the fatherhood of God." (196:2.11)

"if Jesus were on earth today, living his life in the flesh, he would be a great disappointment to the majority of good men and women
for the simple reason that he would not take sides in present-day political, social, or economic disputes. He would remain grandly aloof
while teaching you how to perfect your inner spiritual life so as to render you manyfold more competent to attack the solution
of your purely human problems." (140:8.17)

See also:
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P196_2_11
http://www.theub.org/part-iv.html#P140_8_17

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:18 pm

:sunflower: Jesus' ABC challenge ...

For WDJT (What Did Jesus Teach?),
change ending lettter to each of the ABCs,
then create a word from that letter:

WDJA ... Ask?
WDJB ... Believe?
WDJC ... Cast?

Tips: Most letters create many usable words.
Displays one's knowledge of Jesus' life and teachings.
Stimulating activity for all age groups! 8)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:44 pm

:study: A comprehensive glossary of the Teaching Mission ...
http://www.tmarchives.com/glossary.php#A

Save as "TM Archives Glossary" (Web Page, HTML) for future offline viewing.
Items referencing UB Papers are consistent with substance of that text;
other items (contact personalities, terms, etc.) are WYSIWYG. ;)

:study: Another interesting publication ...
http://ubhistory.org/Documents/HB196604 ... llC_07.pdf
"Plan For The Urantia Book Revelation", by Carolyn Kendall, April 1996

"You who dedicate your lives to the service of the Book and the Brotherhood can little realize the import of your doings.
You will doubtless live and die without fully realizing that you are participating in the birth of a new age of religion on this world."
[note: "new age of religion" - not "new religion"] ;)

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by happyrain » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:19 am

Rod,

Thank you for all these helpful URL's and messages.

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:22 am

:sunflower: About the Urantia Book Study Group Directory ...

"This webinar will be a live and interacting training class about how to use The Urantia Book Study Group Directory,
https://www.urantiastudygroup.org/, encouraging readers to use it. ... a joint project of Urantia Foundation,
Urantia Association International, and Urantia Book Fellowship."

"Webinar will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (US and Canada) –
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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:08 am

:sunflower: Cuppa Four Talents

To celebrate the successful marketing of the company's new life raft, management fêted the employees most responsible for the success with a celebratory picnic on one of the rafts as it crossed a nearby large lake, gently propelled by a fortuitous breeze on sunny day.

The engineer boasted of his suggestion that the fabric's seams be both stitched and glued. The draftsman was proud of his design rendering that was so easy to understand, thus decreasing raft assembly time. The project manager remarked that her expertise with PERT charts kept the project moving forward quickly despite several setbacks. And the materials buyer reminded that his early anticipation of the project's needs provided timely and sufficient materials for speedy assembly of many quality rafts.

Suddenly, in the middle of the lake, the raft snagged on a sharp object floating across its path! They all panicked! "What can we do about this leak lest we be humiliated by failing to pilot this premier new product across a calm lake for celebration of our company's 'maiden voyage'?!"

One by one, they began bailing water with their coffee cup, while trying to engineer, design, manage, and procure a solution. And one by one they realized that, with their combined - previously unknown - talents, the raft remained afloat and did indeed arrive for grand celebration of the symbolic voyage (secretly attended by the local press and town's dignitaries).

Later, upon hearing the details of this crisis-quietly-circumvented and the secret attendance, the company immediately and publicly announced the formal name of its premier product: Vindication (which explains the subsequent Vistaprint order for four employee coffee cups, boldly decorated with "Vindication" ; - )

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Re: The benefits of reading the Urantia Book

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:42 am

Missing sentence was restored. :oops:

:sunflower: Cuppa Four Talents

To celebrate the successful marketing of the company's new life raft, management fêted the employees most responsible for the success with a celebratory picnic on one of the rafts as it crossed a large nearby lake, gently propelled by a fortuitous breeze on a sunny day. After casually dining upon the picnic's delectable delights, the four settled back to enjoy their just desserts with a cuppa joe from the picnic hot pot. :roll

The engineer boasted of his suggestion that the fabric's seams be both stitched and glued. The draftsman was proud of his design rendering that was so easy to understand, thus decreasing raft assembly time. The project manager remarked that her expertise with PERT charts kept the project moving forward quickly despite several setbacks. And the materials buyer reminded that his early anticipation of the project's needs provided timely and sufficient materials for speedy assembly of many quality rafts. :hithere

:shock: Suddenly, in the middle of the lake, the raft snagged on a sharp object floating across its path! They all panicked! "What can we do about this leak lest we be humiliated by failing to pilot this premier new product across a calm lake for celebration of our company's 'maiden voyage'?!"

One by one, they began bailing water with their coffee cup, while trying to engineer, design, manage, and procure a solution. And one by one they realized that, with their combined - previously unknown - talents, the raft remained afloat and did indeed arrive for grand celebration of the symbolic voyage (secretly attended by the local press and town's dignitaries). :o

Later, upon hearing the details of this crisis-quietly-circumvented and the secret attendance, the company immediately and publicly announced the formal name of its premier product: "Vindication" (which explains the subsequent Vistaprint order for four employee coffee cups, boldly decorated with "Vindication" ; - )

P.S. What was the solution to keeping the raft afloat :?: Bailing ... or something else :?:

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