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Magick / Magickal Musical Instruments
« on: November 16, 2004, 01:40:46 PM »
Here's a link about Tibetan monks levitating large stones using sound.  I'm not sure if this phenomenon occured due to magic influence or because of an odd mixture of acoustic vibrations, but either way, heres the story:

http://www.crystalinks.com/levitationtibet.html

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: February 01, 2004, 05:58:12 PM »
I'm sorry, I've been gone from this thread for several days, and it appears as though many things have been posted since then. I would like to start by addressing Borommakot Tesshu's first post on this page.
Perhaps I did not make myself clear. I did not mean that the Bible is open to anyone's interpretation. Let me address something first. Christianity is not only reading the Bible. Much of it is also praying and hearing what God is saying to you. What Jesus said in the Mark verses that were quoted was a direct command to His disciples. I'm not saying that this is inapplicable to modern Christians, what I am saying is that not all Christians were meant to be missionaries. Some are, but others are meant to stay where they are and help teach those who are already Christians. If we only had missionaries, Christianity would have died out already because newly converted Christians would not have been taught and helped along to maturity in their faith.

I gotta now...soups ready  :p  But I'm planning on being back on and finishing this in a little while.

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Magick / Is there some kind of Enchanted stare?
« on: January 27, 2004, 09:49:21 PM »
Switcher- This sometimes happens to me as well. I believe it has to do with facial expressions, like Beehe said. I don't mean to frown or glare at anyone, but then people say that I look angry. If this happens, usually I try to smile or raise my eyebrows a little (seems to make me seem less angry  :p ). Good luck on finding something that works.  :D

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 25, 2004, 06:42:01 PM »
Thanks anyway Intox. I guess I'll have to quit being lazy and look up some good information myself  :p

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 24, 2004, 08:59:06 PM »
I'm sorry to say that I'm quite ignorant on the subject of Kabbalic traditions.  It's something I've been thinking about researching, though, so if you have any good websites, I'd be interested to read about it.
Thanks

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 20, 2004, 10:38:42 PM »
Rather than picking out about fifty million quotes, I'm just going to kind of write an overall post.
First of all, I'll attempt to address the divination thought. Yes, divination was cursed in the Bible several times as a sin. As well as communicating with spirits of the dead. To tell you truth, I don't know why this is so, but I will venture a thought or two. First of all, at that time in history, the main sorcerers and diviners were prophets of Bael and other demonic entities. Bael was looked at as a direct enemy of Christ and His work. There was no Wicca, or any kind of witchcraft of that sort (to my knowledge). By divination, I do not believe that He meant psychic abilities, as prophets of God made very accurate predictions of the future. These are all my thoughts, and I have not done research or found Biblical basis. I had another thought, but it's slipped my mind now  :confused: .

Once again it is getting late on me (11:30 on a school night) so I'll try to cover a lot in a short ammount of time.

The Bible says that the body of Christ (the church) is like a real body (many parts all working together).  Therefore, not everyone will be missionaries or giving everything to the poor kind of people. Unfortunatly, I think (as obviously you tend to) that too many Christians use this as a shield to hide behind. I am not judging them though, for I do not drop everything and follow Christ without a thought. A very few people have done that in history, even in the Bible. One of the reasons, I believe, was something you said yourself: "we are saved by grace through faith." That means that you don't have to give up everything and live as a homeless person to be saved.
In the end, all we can do (as Christians) is to ask God what He'd have us do and then follow it. If He wants someone to give up everything, we should do it, if it's something else, we should do that. It all depends on what God needs for His work to be completed.

One last thing before I head to bed. I would be interested in reading your Trinity Theory, if you have it posted in a thread somewhere or something. Unfortunatly I have not the time tonight to search, but I will try to find it tomorrow or something.
Thank you for your post and thoughts.  :)

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 19, 2004, 09:27:03 PM »
1 Timothy 6:10
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

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You all seem to folow what ever "Great Comission" seems to suit you best. But you never take the Master's words to the fullest.

Actually, what people have come to know as the "Great Comission" is not found in Mark 6 it is:

Matthew 28
18: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. "

Christianity is a hard religion to follow.  Which, as you said yourself, is why there are an incredibly few true Christians. The main problem I see however, is not following the great commission, its in hypocrisy. It seems to me that there are too many hypocritical Christians.  Perhaps I am not one to talk, but I do my best to avoid it.
In my opinion, the most important command Jesus gave, which he labelled as such, was to love others.

And also, when Jesus said to hate your family he simply meant that we should love God more than anything else (or so many people believe). Is it just another excuse to not fully follow Christ? Perhaps. I struggle with many things in the Bible. First of all, it has been translated, because Greek and Hebrew are so different from English, many things that were said lose their true meaning. Also, the cultural differences are quite large. So in the end, all I can do is try to understand what the Master said, and follow it.  That seems to be the main tenet in most religions.

But it's getting late, I have school tomorrow  :(  and so I will talk more tomorrow.

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 19, 2004, 04:50:17 PM »
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"there were many working civilizations that worked better without money before money was created..."

Yeah, you're right. I was kind of thinking of large civilizations (like modern-day countries) but I'm no expert on world civilizations  :) .

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"i apologize for the outburst..."

Think nothing more. My emotions are constantly at battle for my actions. Usually they win.  :p  

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"i was making a point about Kiirar's statement"

I see. Excellent point as well, thats something I probably would not have thought of myself.
It's been nice chatting.

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 18, 2004, 10:01:30 PM »
Quote: Intox
"does saying this solve the problems that money has caused?... people always are saying this... but it has solved nothing..."

Simply saying something almost never makes a difference. The purpose of saying it was to direct people to take action and make changes. Also money has not caused problems really, people with money cause problems. Currency is a needed component in a working civilization, its when we start to devote our entire selves to it that bad things happen.
I hope I understood and answered your question correctly.

Edit: I just noticed the other part of your post.  Jesus never forced Christianity on anyone. Christians and Catholics have been doing that for a long time, but it is completely wrong and unfounded. Jesus actually told the disciples not to bother with people who didn't want to convert, if they didn't want it, leave them alone.

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Spirituality / Modern Christianity: Did Jesus Mean What He Said?
« on: January 18, 2004, 04:23:55 PM »
"the LOVE of money is the root of all evil"
the bible doesn't say that money is the root of all evil.  It is the greed in people's hearts for money and material possession that is the root of all evil (according to the bible).
When Jesus told the people to give unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's, he meant that we should (within certain boundaries) follow the government over us (in a legal way) and also God (in a religious way).  Therefore, because there is a difference in following something religiously and following something legally, Jesus was not telling people to serve two masters.

That is my take on it, i hope i somehow helped you.

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Body Energy Arts / card throwing
« on: January 03, 2004, 05:17:02 PM »
Thanks for the links Shadeknight and Moonwarrior, good stuff.  The bladed dollar bills also sound interesting.  Congratulations on your success Cryo freeze.  Good luck to all.

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Body Energy Arts / Thanks
« on: January 02, 2004, 10:24:53 AM »
Thank you Shadeknight X, I'll have to do a search on google or something to try to find them. And by the dollar bills being the same, do you mean they make bladed ones, or were they two dollars that have the same markings?

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Body Energy Arts / card throwing
« on: January 01, 2004, 07:07:35 PM »
Thanks for the reply, that's really cool that he can do that kind of stuff.  I'm interested in someday learning how to make swords or other metal weapons, but as of right now I do not have the tools or resources.
And also, do the cards you throw have to be straight, or can they be a little bent? Thank you.

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Body Energy Arts / card throwing
« on: January 01, 2004, 11:32:41 AM »
Great explanation, thanks so much. Do you know where your friend bought the metal cards? Thanks again.

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