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Experiencing God

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sonofason, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    If you want to use the word god, then I say there is only one God, and we are that one God, we cannot be anything else, and anything else that we believe we are, is just an illusion.
     
  2. Nakosis

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    Willamena Just me
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    That's because pearls are hard to walk on.
     
  5. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    I think it means pearls are to valuable to be given to those who don't know the value, in this case, the truth.
     
  6. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    But they're also hard to walk on. I might tear someone to pieces if I was a swine made to walk on pearls, too.
     
  7. psychoslice

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    yes I see, the swine was also believed to be an unclean animal, so those who are dirty in sin are not worthy to listen to the truth, it would be a wast of time, but I do see what you are saying and I suppose that's another way of looking at it.
     
  8. roger1440

    roger1440 I do stuff

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    We tend to experience reality threw the system of our beliefs. The beliefs many times reinforce the validity of the experience. The experience is therefore seen threw the veil of what we believe to be true. This same veil hinders our vision.
     
  9. psychoslice

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    Yes that is true, and that is why I don't have beliefs, truth is forever flowing, by continuing to flow we don't allow a veil to arise, for everyday is knew, this is what its means to die daily.
     
  10. Muffled

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    I agree wholeheartedly.

    I believe that is my experience also and I would add that I did not elicit an experience or expect one, so the experience was completely God's idea. I did expect God to answer me because He had also answered me at age thirteen. At age thirteen I expected God to answer because from my meager understanding of God from the Bible, He was supposed to help people in need.

    I believe I felt sure because of the experiences but the thing that made me absolutely sure was when He gave me a prophecy that came true.
     
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    It seems to me the experience in the woods was an answer to prayer, so I wonder why there is an effort to disassociate the two events since they appear to be connected?
     
  12. Muffled

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    I beleive God is always attentive. I called on God to answer me because I had a need.

    I believe that a seed sown has an opportunity to grow. So a general message is encountered by many people with different reactions to it. If I am talking personally to someone who can only respond with nya nya nya nya nya, then I don't bother trying to talk sense to the person. At some point sometimes it becomes clear that a person just wants to argue that he is right and that becomes a waste of time although I have to admit I enjoy a good argument. The bad arguments drive me nuts.
     
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    How can it all be in the head even when someone cleanses the mind of all attachment in meditation, yet a serene seeming emptiness is still percieving? Empty to us because its free of all the distractions we surround ourselves with.
     
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    Because later in life I have found that I can experience this independent of god. It wasn't till that happened that I lost belief in god.
     
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    It's what I said, isn't it?

    I will not be ridiculed by the likes of an atheist with regard to my experiences of God. I know very well that God will stand behind me not sharing my experiences of Him with non-believers, as it is God's Son who has commanded me to not share my pearls with swine. By not sharing my experiences with you, I am obeying God.

    If you thought there was a remote chance that God exists, you would and should be very afraid.
     
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    You didn't answer the question.
     
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    And I say, you can believe anything you feel compelled to believe. People believe lots of things about God. And none of those beliefs are necessarily accurate descriptions of what God is.
     
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    Of course, and so they get mad that you have made it difficult for them to walk, and therefore they turn and tear you to pieces.
     
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    And the same goes for you as well, correct?
     
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    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    Who was he ?
    The father or the son.
     
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