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  1. Origins and Christianity

    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    Who is this "they" who have lied and wanted ignorance? This seems like agreement with the beliefs expressed at entry #3.

    But notice the implications. There would have had to have been a huge conspiracy involving tens of thousands of people over two millennia. The Eastern Orthodox churches, independent from the early days, would have to have aligned with the bishop of Rome and what is now known as the Catholic Church. Which would never happen for many reasons.
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  2. A Place to Ramble

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabbs View Post
    And the dead shall awaken and stare in fascination at the sights before them. The same questions are asked yet the tongues are different. Life wasn't better in the world we knew, it is the same now as it was then. We are the changed. Not the world.
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  3. Psi and that ongoing issue

    Hey, Psi,

    It's dragging on and getting old and I'm getting tired. I know you have given such insights, some I've taken, some not... some opened to beautiful reveleation later on. But, I weary of this..... tell me, with your vantage view, what is my best way forward here? and tell me the spirit and my path with the fish monger, and the spirit and my path with the hammerhead, and the spirit and my path with the cowflame.

    Your best way forward is the way of your Being. ...
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  4. Teenager with deep thoughts... help

    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    Some of the mental stuff you describe is a sane reaction to the short-sighted, destructive, and horrible behavior of so many of the people who hold political and economic power. Also to the idea of having to work some boring or ultimately useless job. At least you know that money doesn't buy happiness. And that what many people think is true really is not. So you will not have to waste your life striving to become "successful" only to discover deep dissatifaction yet have no idea of
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  5. Catholics

    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    I wasn't sure whether this was on the level, or just another "clever" troll instigating an argument. Since the issues involved are important, I'll assume you want a serious reply, CourtneyLive.

    The apparent anger behind the statements at #1 and #18 is understandable. At #3 you say you were raised Roman Catholic. (I say "Roman" because there are actually other kinds.) It's sort of a joke among RC theologians and members of religious orders to define Catholics
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