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Spirituality / Re: Truth in You
« on: January 14, 2006, 09:14:10 PM »
Hey I like that! I might just take it to school and pretend that it's im only joking of course :biggrin:

I don't always believe in truth in this cursed world.
There's always lies within the truth and places we cannot see. When you go down to the cellular level...truth doesn't matter very much. Animals don't care much about the truth either, only if they'll survive or not. Humans want the truth possibly...just for their own selvish reasons. Like a way of satisfying yourself that you, your family, your crush, your dreams, are real. I guess that's why everyone really has their own truths, because nothing and nobody remains the same. the top of my head :cow:

Spirituality / Re: Past Life Memory
« on: January 14, 2006, 09:08:08 PM »
Lately i've been having these visions of what I believe is a past life. Then again, I also feel as if I am having them of a past-past life, which seems like goes back to Asia, particularly Japan. I did a family tree and found out that my ancestors relate back to the Tang Dynasty in China. I need sleep huh?

Well I haven't been here in a while but im still learning new things every day about myself, studying the deepest reaches of myself. Right now, it seems the farther down I go, the farther down it seems im digging into someone elses life. I don't mean this to sound like a blog or anything, but I also feel as if im tapping into the memories of my friends' past lives or memories of long ago. It's a little creepy. Creepier than what's inside of me sometimes is well...what I might NOT find there to be honest :teethy:

Martial Arts / Re: Increasing punch speed?
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:15:00 PM »
how about acctually sparring/fighting  :p  you can work on everything while fighting  :cow:
your feet should be fast as well, because if only your hands are fast but your feet arent, then your a sitting duck.  :biggrin:

You're absolutely right, only I wouldn't recommend sparring while trying to increase punch speed, you might hurt yourself. Sparring usually enhances form and hand eye coordination as well as reflexes and allows you to hone your skills. And as your punch speed increases you may want to enhance your balancing abilities as well as your ability to move around with your feet like PsychicT0201 said.

Spirituality / Re: A question
« on: October 17, 2005, 11:40:39 AM »
Problem? How would that persons opinion be a problem? >.<

Spirituality / Re: A question
« on: October 16, 2005, 12:55:36 PM »
just the definition of Miracles, which is an act of selfless love.
So miracles happen all the time.
A miracle is an event that either breaks the Laws Of Physics, or appears to.
Selfless love is utterly unrelated.
Sometimes I think slelfless love breaks the laws of physics. How often do you see it happen.

I can think of few instances. In these times of overwhelming hatred there is still selfless love, and I wouldn't quite call love a miracle( although in certain instances it can certainly be), but physics don't really involve the human heart or mind because those are the two things that separate us from physics (the soul/heart and mind).

Martial Arts / Re: Increasing punch speed?
« on: October 16, 2005, 12:03:43 PM »
Also, envision the reaction to your punches (using a punching bag will seriously help you) such as your enemy/target bouncing back, moving back, falling back, etc...Um, the reason for this is a simple matter of flowing into the next punch without disconviniencing yourself by falling out of position,stumbling, etc. One way to start is to throw punches with just one arm at a time. This was kinda hard for me at first but then I started throwing punches in better form, which helps because like kakkarot said, you don't wanna be throwing fast, sloppy punches =P

Other / Re: Did God created Evil?
« on: October 16, 2005, 11:54:50 AM »
I think we need to define what 'good' and 'evil' are here. I define 'Evil' as the abscence of a good that ought to be present. 'Good' is, as I already posted, "to function as designed". Therefore, 'Good' was all that existed at first, ruling out your argument of 'you cannot have evil without good'. Evil is parasitic; it does not have independent existence from 'good'. The reverse of this, however, is not true, because 'good' does not need 'evil' to exist.

So if Good does not require Evil, why did God let Satan introduce it (or however you want to believe it came into existence)? Surely, if God is as powerful as it is claimed he is, he could have created a reality where Evil didn't exist (I have heard people say Evil has to exist so we know what Good is, this is again assuming that God couldn't have created things a different way, and therefore must want us to suffer. What a nice person...).

*fades back into the shadows to watch*


Sorry I quote you wrong on that one Crowley, you said "I have heard people say," my apologies...

I've found some interesting bits of info in many of these bible quotes actually.
"I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things" (Isa. 45:7).

Well the lord or god did create all things, so this statement isn't too contradictory. He uses the word "create" directly for the words "darkness" and "evil". That kinda smarts...But oh well. I believe that god lets things happen, and directs them to happen according to his will. This Earth is a test to see who will make the choices to follow gods will instead of the tempters, who he manipulated as an instructor if you will. God didn't create Lucifer/Satan to be evil, he created him to be his most holy and magnificent angel. Well since he rebelled and took a third of the heavens with him, god chose to use him as a tempter to the human race.

Also, it is my personal belief that the human brain was not created to ponder as to "why" something has happened, because the reasons are definitely infinite ^_^ But more to ponder as to "what" exactly has happened. We always have a limited knowledge as to why something has happened.
...Who creates our personalities? god does, he grants to us our souls, according to the bible anyway... not sure where... anyway, if God creates our minds, then he is in full control of them, watch...

Well, we begin with a soul for molding. Our soul and personality originate from the mixed genes of our parents, and are shaped and molded by all that we see, hear, touch, smell, taste, endure, love, dream of, think of, etc...That's how everyone is different and no one can be the same, because even when we go through the same experience we see it from a different point of view through different eyes. Therefore, if evil exists in all of us now, did evil exist in Christ when he came to Earth?

Well, he was tempted often by Satan himself, but he never sinned. Jesus was the ultimate example of what God wants from us. So, God was able to create an ultimate good, and is said to be the ultimate good himself. However, we don't know that he created the ultimate evil. Maybe, like He Himself, evil simply existed because of the need for balance.

Other / Re: Did God created Evil?
« on: October 12, 2005, 08:03:17 PM »
Sai Astar said some very interesting things, such as we're programs of some sort. To God we could very well be a bunch of little bytes running around and when is "evil" he's like oop that one goes into the recycle bin "hell". If you're on God's level "human" could be what a simple "program" is to us.

It's kind of the point I'm trying to get across, we're not that special in the grand scheme of things. We're here to be tested, and if God wills it we will go to heaven, whatever that is. Or hell, whatever that is. From the descriptions I'd rather be in heaven than hell :P I do admit that I don't fully understand what either of the two are, I just believe in God and the test.

Yay I got acknowledged!!! *cheers!!*  :elephant: :elephant:

Enough elephantine happiness ^_^
OK anyways, a few people have used the term "duality" in their posts, and this is to say that by creating or originally being good, by the theory that every action has an equal and opposite reaction if god was "it" and "it is" then by purely being continuously there, god created evil. This is not to say that god said "and let there be death, destruction, chaos, etc...", this only means that if god was never created, never had a beginning and has no end, and is infinitely good in all his ways, then to equally balance him there must have been some source of evil "in the beginning" (when talking about religion i tend to quote a lot sorry it's a habit). However, I don't believe in a beginning neither do I believe in an end. I believe in a spiral that runs infinitely even into void, because for there to be void there must be void inside of void ^_^ Confusing? Yeah probably. Do not be disheartened, for I have a clearer and repetitive explanation!

If good always existed since X (being when time began if we give it a marking date), then evil must have equally existed, ya?? This is to say that evil didn't begin with Satan and his descent to Earth, this would be to say that another force tempted Satan to go against god's will and make a choice that was not guided or accepted by him. It is said that the angels are only a small bit above us in god's world, and he created the angels to be all good (but still make their own choices just like us seeing as Satan made the choice to rebel against god). IF temptation is truly what works on us to do bad things, then it is possible that there is a stronger force of evil than Satan and it worked on him before Satan began his work on us. Just theories.

Oh and Crowley, I agree with you on your quote that "people say Evil has to exist so we know what Good is" because if we knew not darkness we would not appreciate the light, and if we knew not the light then we couldn't see each other =D

Martial Arts / Re: Increasing punch speed?
« on: October 09, 2005, 10:37:03 AM »
Well first and foremost i suggest you work on the flow of your punches. Continuity will eventually allow you to throw one after the other after the other in rapid succession and also work on accuracy so that it doesn't become wild. Focus on one area in the air or on a target, start off with slow accurate punches, then work up to your limit of speed and stay there for a while. Once you are familiar with your limits, attempt to speed up. At first it'll feel very awkward, then you'll get used to your body adapting to this new limit of speed. I don't know about lifting weights but that would strengthen your punch im sure ^_^ GOod LuK

Other / Re: Did God created Evil?
« on: October 09, 2005, 10:22:20 AM »
Hmm.....that was quite a powerful approach to the subject whiteraven  :biggrin:

Q: Did God Create(d) Evil?

A: Well as Christians believe that God created all, I suppose the general answer would be yes. Yet, if you ask that question to a priest or a high up in Christian society, then that person would most likely defensively answer no.

Sunman, your story amused me and made a LOT of sense, but then again so did whiteravens review of a few bible quotes and his essay made a more powerful impact in my mind. However, I am a Christian who is willing to think outside of the strict beliefs of most and make my own decisions about my faith and what I devote myself to.

Most people would and may mock the fact that a few of my philosophies came from video games, but after im finished editing because of my time lack and anything I may learn in the next few hours maybe a few will catch on.

In "Star Ocean III Till the End of Time", "god" who was actually a computer game programmer from the fourth dimension, sent beings of vast power to destroy the universe because we had evolved our science to a place where it became as if we ourselves were playing "god". Now off the game itself, would it not be completely possible that god is simply a computer programmer from another plane who decides and knows the fate of all in this universe and who created and controls it? If god can do anything, which Christians believe he can, then he has influences which we as humans or at least Earthlings do not have.

Would it not be simple to believe that atoms are like bytes, humans are simple programs, and our lives and feelings were programmed to us before birth or assigned to us upon it? Scary or no? What happens when we die? What happens before we are born? These are general questions that science right now cannot answer, and that religion fills in. It's easy for me to see that religion fills in the gaps of science with absolutely blind faith. "Religion" attempts to kill all creative thought of what the "Universe" "is" (universe in quotations generalizing that there is a universe, is in quotations supposing that we exist at all).

I know this is quite off topic and goes into question that actual origins of god, but i'll just quit now and address the subject later. To try and answer the original question:

God created all of the angels, a time unknown and unexpressed before he created humans on Earth. God created who we call "Satan" or "Lucifer" as one of his angels, and it is said that he was the most beautiful. Which would make sense seeing as Lucifer would have shone in his beauty as the most important angel. Satan, as I will refer to him, was created in "gods kingdom" by god, therefore meaning that god created Satan. However, it is also said that god encompasses all, he "is". At the moment Satan was created, was there evil already present in the universe? This we do not know. The first historical or even documented act of evil was that Satan lead a group of gods angels against him, and was banished to the Earth. Yet, we don't quite know what Satan's jeolousy of god was caused by, where it originated from, whether it was Satan himself who created and originalized evil, or if an outside force (just as Satan would be to us) was able to influence him to do bad against god. This we do not know either.

If god created Satan, which it is said that he did, and Satan created evil, then credit goes originally back to god for creating Satan. But when god created it, there is no evidense that it was evil to begin with. It is even said that indeed it was the best of gods angels (i use "it" because though satan is addressed as a man, we don't really know what angels are sexually).

I don't think anyone has all the answers because many of them are hidden and according to my own personal beliefs god will not allow us to access them to see who is blindly faithful to him and who will question his graces. :biggrin:

Feel free to comment, quote, or argue if you like  :elephant:

Spirituality / Re: A question
« on: October 09, 2005, 09:21:26 AM »
Who is the author of "The Disappearance of the Universe"? I'd like to read it sometime and add it to my library  :smilie: Thanks

Psi and Mental Abilities / Re: Introduction to Kinetics
« on: October 09, 2005, 08:12:06 AM »
After my first three tries I was able to feel control over the flame and bend it to my will. Is this normal? Also, though I only spent about thiry seconds before it stood up straight as I attempted to make it, but it only flickered when I tried to bend it to the sides. Should the flame be steady when it's straight or flickering? Sorry lots of questions lol

Hello and Goodbye / Re: Hello all im back now
« on: October 09, 2005, 08:07:05 AM »
Lol thanks for the welcome guys  :biggrin: good to be home

Psi and Mental Abilities / Re: Introduction to Kinetics
« on: September 24, 2005, 08:57:01 PM »
Im not sure if this has any critical meaning whatsoever, but when I focus on flames, specifically candle, it helps if the candle itself is colorful such as red or light blue and has a light scent to it. It doesn't seem to distract me from the flame itself but actually helps with the first stages of focal meditation. I would like to know if this is normal or if it has any noticeable effect that works less than a regular white candle with no scent. Also, does the color or origin of the flame matter, such as if it were made by lighter or match, or if you focus on the bluer part of the flame or the orange part?

Psi and Mental Abilities / Re: Focal Meditation
« on: September 24, 2005, 08:44:57 PM »

What am I to expect from focal meditation? Pardon my noviceness in psionics but what results should I expect and when do I know that I have mastered it? The easiest thing to say would be that I should try it and see for myself, but I just want to know if there is a standard for everyone.

I have worked with psionics without knowing it, just by focusing on objects with my mind for extended periods of time, such as candles, weapons, grass, and other inanimate objects. Is there anything standard or widely excepted about what should happen or what I should feel?

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