Yes GG there is a joy to be felt here, but not for the reasons you think. We care about dee ann and wish to help her, as she cares for us and wishes to share what works for her. Makes for some amusing interplay that belies the seriousness of what we have to do to get through this lifetime. Sure is funny though.
So the Holy Bible is a myth. I'm ignorant and stupid for believing such drival, oh and I'm a whirling idiot.
Hmmm- well I don't think we said that- seems you said it. Are you afraid of things actually being this way? None of us are perfect here, that's why we are here on earth- to figure out what is wrong here inside and on the earth as well. And it all comes back to the self and how it feels about itself. If you feel as your quote states, then I understand why you are stubborn.
Again, if you refuse to do the reading and become informed then stay ignorant of what has been discovered. It's your choice and being an older person I know that old dogs can learn new tricks. My dog is 13 years old and every day he thinks a new game up to play with me, and it's mostly about gaining power. Stubborness is resistance intended to reacquire power in a powerless situation. Just act belligerant and eventually people tire of you. Works every time, Right?
You accused me of not reading the links you provided for me. Sorry you don't know everything. When I tried to pull up yors links, all I saw was one black screen. But since it was probably one of your man's theories, I wouldn't want to waste my time any way.
If one is unable to form their own opinion - then to this ignorant old woman it's hearsay.
I serve only one master and his word is a very reliable crutch for me. Thank you.
Such stubbornness leaves me wondering what are you on about? You really need to locate why you're being so stubborn. I bet it's not what you think it is. Perhaps you've even forgotten what was important to you and replaced it with something that makes sense to you. Too bad it has only made you stubborn and more judgemental, which is so typical to what is wrong with this world. Thank gaia we aren't under theocratic domination. If one were to think rationally they would be burned at the stake or drowned or tortured or reindoctrinated like history has shown happens when religions dominate cultures, rather than living with your spirituality. It is another way for the weak to gain power- that is all. Religion gives the person the idea that they're right no matter what, because of some secret belief, is so pointless when you have the power within you to answer all your questions and doubts.
Don't look to external forces to guide your inner compass and don't take things personally. There is a big world out there with real problems to deal with- and depending on some god to get even for you takes your power away from you and transfers into some form of divine justice that will get even for you. You should learn to turn your other cheek if you think you're so right, or don't you practice what you preach? Do you actually form your own opinion or do you just get angry and search for your crutches?
Oh and lefty, thanks for the site. I'm sure I read this before or have been on this site. I have faith in the fact that I have been here before. But until I know it for sure, I'm merely exercising my limited memory and witness techniques. But I guarantee that I have been here before! (maybe)
This bears repeating with appropriate underlines-
Gospel teachings attributed to Jesus have been found in earlier texts, often word for word, some--like the famous Beatitudes--in Buddhist scriptures. The Golden Rule was not a Christian teaching, but a Tantric Buddhist expression of karmic law, repeated in the proverbs of Egypt's Goddess Maat, the Mother of Justice, and those of Greece's Goddess Dike, ruler of fate, and those of the Jewish sage Hillel. Nothing truly original has been found in any of the Jesus traditions, and the wonder-tales that used to compel belief because of their very incredibility are now dismissed as crude anachronisms persuasive only to the most naive and credulous minds.
Finally a prayer of understanding from the wisdom of the world, outside christian domain, as the only source of truth-
"Life, the circle, a measurement with no beginning and no end."
--Phillip Deere, MUSKOGEE-CREEK
The circle teaches us how the Creator made things and how to live. It teaches us how we should look at creation. Life travels in a circle. In the East is the baby, to the South is the youth, in the West is the adult and in the North is the Elder. Then we return to the Earth Mother to start the cycle again. We observe what is `around us' from the center of the circle. This develops our point of view. We must be careful not to become self-centered.
Great Spirit, let me observe life from the circle's point of view.
Don't get so caught up in yourself so much that you think it all matters to only you and is coming only to you. See from the center how these things from outside are affecting and influencing your decisions about life and yourself and how they interrelate. Don't become self centered as if all you think is all that matters. Observe life from the circles point of view and grow to understand you are your own best friend and worst enemy. Only then can you see the strength in all sides of the circle! Only then can you open up and tell the truth!
Sharing and caring are what is missing from this world, and believe it or not, we do care about you and we aren't being mean. It is just your interpretation of words written that is making you angry, because of your stubbornness you can't see that. Please open your heart and mind to our message. We haven't made this up and we haven't arrived at these decisions because we think people are stupid- we know that people are conditioned and led to believe things that they cannot control or comprehend, but why make some grand mystery out of it and say that that is the truth! Life isn't about reading stories and calling them true, it is a quest and we are all pilgrims here trying to progress and sort out the whirreled problems that have been given to us as truth. I find that there is something wrong with given truths, they are based on other peoples opinions, and so are to be cast aside and questioned. Nothing comes for free, you have to work for it fight for it and then understand what it is you're fighting to know. The fight never ends because the mystery remains.
If you can't question and think for yourself then give us your worn out quotes and adages from whatever source of truth you use as proof of your veracity. Don't expect us to find truth in it though because we have knowledge of what motivates people to believe and trust in imaginary things- it replaces their non existant imagination that has been taken from them as a young person. remember back when you were an open slate? What have you filled your hopes and fears with?
Good luck, It could take years for people to grow from their arrested development but we all need to question our realities that we shape. Like artists or sculptors, is it a good work or is it full of shit, have we seen all we can or is there something we're missing? That is the challenge of choice- don't be afraid of choice or change or making mistakes. That is really what life is about and that is how we grow.