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Featured Can Spirit....Consume?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Thief, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I think this idea can run in sooooooo many directions

    so......I did not list a choice of replies

    but what do you think?
     
  2. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Consume what? Spirits?
     
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  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    anything....anyhow....

    most people like to think the after life is eternal

    fueled.....by what?

    or maybe no fuel is required?
    energy cannot be destroyed

    but it CAN be converted
    contained
    transformed
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    I don't view my existence as life/afterlife. I, mySelf, existed before I was born into this perceived reality and will continue on after this body and mind expire. I view this temporal reality as illusory, and my body is just a vehicle of the experience.
     
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  5. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    yes..but...

    in this life you must learn to consume

    shall we..."share the wine".....in the next
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Again, consume what?
     
  7. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    anything....for any cause or reason

    be creative if you don't know
    I won't mind
     
  8. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    I'm all for consummation.
     
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  9. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    and did someone promise you a stable of virgins?
     
  10. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    Ya know… I don't think someone really thought that through. Can you imagine that many young ladies as a group sniping about who gets what, seniority, the drapes? Time for a really looong vacation.
     
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  11. RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha

    RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha Well-Known Member

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    Eventually spirit will consume everything, even itself, in one single gastric expulsion from the center of the now into the elevator of the passed.

    . . . and then the great departure . . .
     
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  12. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    Sometimes I don't know if you're joking.o_O
     
  13. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    That's probably it. Although a discussion about energy is likely in order.
     
  14. Axe Elf

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    Spirit does not need to consume; spirit is energy from God. Spirit is the force that makes inanimate matter animate; the life that was breathed into Adam (Genesis 2:7) to make him a living being, and which will return to God upon death, just as our body returns to dust (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
     
  15. Sleeppy

    Sleeppy Fatalist. Christian. Pacifist.

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    Sure.

    Information. Energy. Other spirits.
     
  16. RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha

    RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha Well-Known Member

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    Is it sometimes you don't know if I'm joking when I am or I am not? Or both?

    This particular episode was a parody of hippie spirituality. You see, the Biblical terms, that is, Hebrew and Greek, for spirit, basically mean any invisible active force. Something that we can't see but that produces results that we can see. This sounds like "supernatural," "religious," "superstitious," nonsense, and it most certainly can be. Just a lot of hot air. Because the Hebrew and Greek words for spirit can be translated as "wind" and "breath" or "breeze."

    So, in terms of religiosity, something that has a practical origin can become just so much "spiritual" nonsense. Oprah Winfrey's Life Class.

    In this humorous instance . . . flatulence in an elevator described as some mystical expectation.
     
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  17. WalterTrull

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    Oh.
     
  18. RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha

    RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha Well-Known Member

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    That's absolutely true, but spirit is also mental inclination, wind, and spirit creatures like Satan. Habakkuk 2:19 / Revelation 13:15 / Exodus 10:13 / 1 Kings 21:5 / 1 Kings 22:21 / Matthew 8:16
     
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  19. RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha

    RothschildSaxeCoburgGotha Well-Known Member

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    Didn't really help much, did it? They say if you have to explain it it ain't funny, but that just takes all of the fun out of it for me.
     
  20. Axe Elf

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    Now you're getting more into the soul, or mind--that which gives a living being an individual persona that can survive the absence of a body. Spirit is just an impersonal force of life, the animating power from God.

    Angels and demons have souls and spirits; animals have bodies and spirits, but we are the only critters created in God's triune image, with a mind/soul (Father), body (Son) and spirit.
     
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