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Taragaia wrote:I understand that, most Buddhists indeed do not believe in a God. I am a bit of a dabbler in that sense that I do believe in God but Buddhism is still the best way to describe my spiritual practice.
Yes, I believe certain Gnostics believe in reincarnation? But it's not quite the regular way to interpret the Bible, and like you said closer to how the Elite seem to interpret it.
Do tell me more please? I've just gotten intrigued by Gnosticism through another thread that's currently running.
I honestly just read alot of the gnostic gospels then formulated my beliefs off what I read (in comparison to what I read in the bible). I still believed in a Creator of sorts, just didnt believe it was the God of Abraham. As far as reincarnation, I personally believed in it ever since I read about it in buddhism. For me its like you, why would we get ONE LIFE,some people of which barely get 30 years on the planet, to get things right and if not off to eternity of death/pain/hell whatever? What made more sense is that we get chanceS (plural) to get it right and after a certain amount we either go to hell, OR we remain in this hell of sorts till we get it right.
Well that is interesting, you are ''just'' a Christian now right? Non affiliated? What brought you to this point?
The best way I can explain it is that I believe the Torah and Jesus and anything that goes along with the 2. Im not a christian in the modern sense though nor am I a person who follows ANY type of Judaism.
I think it's bad when God creates the wicked knowing they will never reach salvation and instead be punished forever for mistakes they made in their grain of sand of time that are completely irrelevant to the cosmos. This is what I take from the Bible.
I think it's fine if bad actions have consequences, but considering the scale and enormity of what ''eternity'' means, I think eternal punishment for a finite action in a finite life is unfair coming from an eternal being who knew you were going to commit said mistake anyway.
If we reap what we sow and get a chance to learn and grow from it, and then eventually return to God we have had an amazing journey and a beautiful existence. I believe we were created as fascets of God for Him to experience Himself, and therefore we're like a big scattered puzzle that one day will form a whole again.
What if a certain spirit/soul/person etc.. does not want to return to God? He'll force them anyways? What if they dont WANT to be forgiven or learn or grow from their wrongdoings? He gave them free will so they'll be able to choose and select these options if they wish right?
And I asked before and will ask again, why couldnt the eternal punishment be death? As in people are punished for a certain amount of time till they are put to rest for good? As well, you have a problem with an entity DOING what you deem bad which is understandable. The question is, why dont you have a problem with an entity that is capable of completely stopping and totally eradicating bad from existence, but instead allows it to go on? Im not sure how you can have a problem with doing bad (which was a result of a you reap what you sow in the case of the bible), but not allowing bad when being completely able to stop it?
About that, I can really honestly not find out what you mean. I don't see modern Jews go around in white dresses with golden crowns but maybe I am looking wrong? I am really trying to figure this out, to you it seems obvious but I repeat that I can't find it.
Simplest terms possible here. If a European went to Japan, would people confuse the European for a Japanese person? Even if the European put on Japanese clothes, and spoke Japanese in the best manner possible, would they be mistaken for being Japanese and a descendant of the ancient Japanese? So when you google the Ancient Egyptians and look at their appearance, would a modern Jew, like the ones in Israel, be confused for them? Im not sure why you keep bringing up clothing, but to me, it seems that like most people, you dont want to tackle this discrepancy. Which is kinda a big part of their deception especially in regards to what happened in early American history, whats going on now, especially in the Americas, and why the bible is most likely truth in its purest form (not the watered down versions we have).
But your reasons are bascially that what you believe in can be found in the works of other people? Ie research and facts (well what are facts anyway in a world run by corruption) and the bible as a source. So if enough others say it, it's true?
What ifs can be applied to anything that is presented to us as information. Like literally we can pull the "well the world is corrupt so how do we know the color associated with the word blue, shouldnt actually be associated with the word green?" card but then where would we get? We would say that about anything and everything. My reasons were that the elite place monuments of Greece, Rome, and Egypt in their homelands. Go along with the names of the planets/months/days being named after pagan gods. As well, as them pushing society to celebrate pagan holidays as a whole. Then they turn around and tell us that their ancestors lived in ancient Egypt and were often mistaken for them, but then when we go to how Egypt actually depicted themselves, (if we even do so) we see a MAJOR difference. I cant honestly see anything that is subjective about these things. A stretch would be saying its subjective to tie these things together, but I cant see how that wouldnt be the case
Not taking it that way
Anyway, I have never claimed that my experience isn't subjective. How do I know I connect to God?
Well, not because I have any scripture or group backing me up. Not even other Buddhists.
I just see evidence of me being ''heard'' so to speak in my daily life, I have experienced bliss so beyond words in prayer that I cried for hours in pure joy, I have had prayers answered almost instantly, my life seems to be one big domino effect of me talking to God and then specific things happening and coming on my path that I asked for. Like if I ask for a certain kind of clothes to come to me I will find them somewhere during the week. You could say coincidence once or twice, but these occurrences are a constant stream of things happening for me. It's hard to put into words, but when you're in the stream, you're in and you know it.
Glad to hear that Text on a screen can come off as harsh, but its not my intention. Only hear to discuss topics that interest me and see if my view actually holds up when another picks at it with their own view in mind...
But if the elite get those same things you just mentioned in different ways, does that mean they're connected with God too? If you believe in angels/demons/aliens/advanced beings past humans but under the Creator, how do you know its not THEM dealing with you and not God?