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by vanbengler
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 53752

And yet: as Jesus is purported to have said ( and I concede in advance that the Jesus fact/fantasy/myth is one of the greates myths going) "The truth shall set you free": From what? As long as you like your "payoff" why change? I think the whole thing is about :"neither a victim nor a victimizer be"...
by vanbengler
Thu May 29, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Dear Jufa, friend and reader: "an unexamined life isn't worth living" I don't know who said it first, maybe Socrates or Plato. Brian's corollary: But examining it and changing it can be a real pain in the ass". And you can quote me on that . . . . So, we can change: But it is entirely up to us. That...
by vanbengler
Tue May 27, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Like I said earlier, it is important to keep in mind when talking to Americans that they simply do not undrstand science too well. Our DNA and subsequently all the tissue of our bodies or any other form of pysical matter is composed of sub-atomic particles that arise and pass away at the rate of 10 ...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Dear freind and reader: First of all, thank you. Here is my take on it: Conscious intellingence (or Christ consciusness, etc, etc. etc.) is somehow and quite mysteriously stimulated by the effect of language (or The Word). All creation begins first with a thought. The light of consciusness (Christ c...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Does anybody want to take a stab at John 1 without using the rational, logical, consistent, disciplined use of words? I don't realy care what anybody else thinks of it; I am interested in what you think of it. In which case there is no need to quote from somebody else's book. You are allowed to thin...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

No, not at all, just what does it mean to you?
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Dear friend and reader: Now I have a further question for you (given some of your statements above): Can you explain John 1 to me; spiritually and without using the disciplined, rational, logical consistent use of words? By the way, I use the Lamsa translation of the Holy Bible. Before you make the ...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Dear friend and reader: Now I would like to quote from my manuscript: CHAPTER 22 PURPOSE, BELIEFS AND AFFIRMATIONS – “MY RELIGION” Purpose, Beliefs and Affirmations: My "Religion" We have a deep, powerful, positive, constructive, personal relationship with the Spirit of God within; the "I AM". The s...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

By the way, something that I have learned from my own very hard experience is that "truth" is conveyed throught the disciplined, rational, logical, constent use of words. "Falsehoods' are conveyed through the undisciplined, irrational, illogical, inconsistent use of words. And when I do not understa...
by vanbengler
Mon May 26, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

With respect: I can't teach anything. That is not why I am here. What I can do is help other people learn for themselves; and help them learn how to think for themselves, And quoting from somebody else's book does not impress me at all. Especially as this conversation seems like it is going to get b...
by vanbengler
Sun May 25, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

Thank you for the clarification. I did not appreciate that you are the author. I hope that you can understand that many people quote from other people's books as if it proves something. I would like to contribute to your comments as follows: Ah my friend, these are not quotes from someone elses book...
by vanbengler
Sun May 25, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

thank you, I enjoyed that: to sum it up: Infinte, divine, inexpressible, incomprehensible, intangible, immutable, creative (caring) love, truth, compassion, forgiveness, humility, principle and intellingence (my definitiion of "the Spirit of God") is greater than doubt, fear, ignorance, anger, false...
by vanbengler
Sat May 24, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

All this is valid: And one of the major reasons why the deception and betrayal of spiritual "truth" has been made possible is that much of the ancient wisdom contained in "pagan" (and the Essenes and Gnostics are only two examples) books was systematically and deliberately destroyed over time by ear...
by vanbengler
Sat May 24, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

So clearly it is time for a change . . . . and that is what the Great Tribulation is really all about: karmic payback time. And maybe in 500 years from now, or 100 years from now this period of time will be seen not as the Great Tribulation, but as the Great Transformation . . . and all the old prop...
by vanbengler
Sat May 24, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: De-Mythologizing (or demystifying) the Book of Revelation
Replies: 47
Views: 3955

I don't know if this is shifting gears but here is something else to consider: I call it Jesus' Two Commandments "Hear O Israel (seeker of spiritual truth) the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, and all thy strengt...