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Woo Hoo! There really is a GOD!!!

And while the Amazon Forum was easier to use, I was really tired of the divisiveness of the posse. Not gonna miss them a bit.

Hey, good to see you here.


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Woo Hoo! There really is a GOD!!!

And while the Amazon Forum was easier to use, I was really tired of the divisiveness of the posse. Not gonna miss them a bit.

Hey, good to see you here.



I still need to figure out the buttons.
 
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Okay let’s see what this one does!
 
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I still need to figure out the buttons.


I'm having to reorient myself to the format too.

Glad you made it over here.


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Okay let’s see what this one does!


Hee hee hee

Oh, I signed on to Goodreads, but I don't think I'm going back there. Doesn't look like my kind of place.


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I didn’t find what I was looking for there either. I started on the forums with a book that was on the top 10 best sellers list, I just haven’t read any since!
 
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I didn’t find what I was looking for there either. I started on the forums with a book that was on the top 10 best sellers list, I just haven’t read any since!


I just deleted my review of "The Naked Now" by Robert Rohr and then logged off. Won't be going back.

BTW, have you read any of his books?

The next one on my list is "Things Hidden - Scripture as Spirituality".


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Good to see you both here. I really like what you said to Tonya before things got shut down JR. She needed to hear it, even if it probably wont help her.
 
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Good to see you both here. I really like what you said to Tonya before things got shut down JR. She needed to hear it, even if it probably wont help her.


Thanks Craig.

I wish I could think she even bothered to read it. Even so, I'm afraid Tonya is fully indoctrinated and beyond reaching via this media. I do pray that something or someone will eventually be able to break through.

I'm currently reading a few books by a Franciscan Priest, Robert Rohr, that even you might find interesting. He is one of the few 'Christian writers' who has admitted that the church has done itself and its parishioners a huge disservice in what and how they teach. That they took the 'easy way' and essentially turned Christianity into churchianity by keeping their teachings at the very lowest level (head knowledge) - which keeps them coming back - rather than lifting the teachings and expectations to higher levels (spiritual experience) - which leads to mysticism, and true Christianity.

He is a mystic, which of course, I lean heavily toward. And all the things he's saying are things that I 'knew' without really knowing how I knew - if you know what I mean. I just couldn't quite put my finger on it - but it was definitely there 'cause all through this book (The Naked Now, Learning to See as the Mystics See), I keep finding myself saying "I KNOW that!"

Dyed in the wool literalists will have a difficult time with him though, 'cause he ain't one, LOL!


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I didn’t find what I was looking for there either. I started on the forums with a book that was on the top 10 best sellers list, I just haven’t read any since!


I just deleted my review of "The Naked Now" by Robert Rohr and then logged off. Won't be going back.

BTW, have you read any of his books?

The next one on my list is "Things Hidden - Scripture as Spirituality".




I looked at a few of them. Scripture as Spirituality sounded like lectra divica, or however it is spelled!
 
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I looked at a few of them. Scripture as Spirituality sounded like lectra divica, or however it is spelled!


Lectio Divina?

How about "Only when the two come together, inner and outer authority, do we have true spiritual wisdom. We have for too long insisted on outer authority alone, without any teaching of prayer, inner journey and maturing consciousness. The results for the world and for religion have been disastrous... I offer these reflections to again unite what should never have been separated: sacred Scripture and Christian spirituality." From the Intro


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I looked at a few of them. Scripture as Spirituality sounded like lectra divica, or however it is spelled!


Lectio Divina?

How about "Only when the two come together, inner and outer authority, do we have true spiritual wisdom. We have for too long insisted on outer authority alone, without any teaching of prayer, inner journey and maturing consciousness. The results for the world and for religion have been disastrous... I offer these reflections to again unite what should never have been separated: sacred Scripture and Christian spirituality." From the Intro




Looks better!
 
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Looks better!


I'm not sure that is what he is doing in this book though.

Try this review...

"Drawing from all of these authorities, Richard seeks to unveil the “great themes of Scripture”. He accurately points out early in his book that when we rely exclusively on proof texts from Scripture, we inevitably develop an orthodoxy that fits our own biases and preferences. He claims, and I agree, that you can pretty much support any doctrine with a proof text. But creating an orthodoxy built on proof texts IS the danger if we rely exclusively on an unchallenged and rote reading of Scripture from beginning to end.

Thank God that Jesus was willing to challenge such a treatment of Scripture. I think we have somehow missed the bold manner in which Jesus turned upside down the interpretations of Old Testament scripture that were popular in his day. Of course, he was killed for it. There is no question that Richard also reinterprets the Scriptures in ways that will leave many uneasy. But I hope we can be more gentle with teachers like Richard than we were with Jesus.

I am troubled by how so many conservative Christians claim that the Bible is absolutely free of contradictions or inconsistencies. Invariably, this claim is followed by a refusal or inability to accept mystery and paradox...." by Glen Grunau

https://www.goodreads.com/book...225798.Things_Hidden


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I'm not sure that is what he is doing in this book though.

Try this review...

"Drawing from all of these authorities, Richard seeks to unveil the “great themes of Scripture”. He accurately points out early in his book that when we rely exclusively on proof texts from Scripture, we inevitably develop an orthodoxy that fits our own biases and preferences. He claims, and I agree, that you can pretty much support any doctrine with a proof text. But creating an orthodoxy built on proof texts IS the danger if we rely exclusively on an unchallenged and rote reading of Scripture from beginning to end.

Thank God that Jesus was willing to challenge such a treatment of Scripture. I think we have somehow missed the bold manner in which Jesus turned upside down the interpretations of Old Testament scripture that were popular in his day. Of course, he was killed for it. There is no question that Richard also reinterprets the Scriptures in ways that will leave many uneasy. But I hope we can be more gentle with teachers like Richard than we were with Jesus.

I am troubled by how so many conservative Christians claim that the Bible is absolutely free of contradictions or inconsistencies. Invariably, this claim is followed by a refusal or inability to accept mystery and paradox...." by Glen Grunau

https://www.goodreads.com/book...225798.Things_Hidden


I like that and this quote

”God is always choosing people. First impressions aside, God is not primarily choosing them for a role or a task, although it might appear that way. God is really choosing them to be God’s self in this world, each in a unique situation. If they allow themselves to experience being chosen, being a beloved, being somehow God’s presence in the world, they invariably communicate that same chosenness to others. And thus the Mystery passes on from age to age. Yes, we do have roles and tasks in this world, but finally they are all the same—to uniquely be divine love in a way that no one else can or will”
 
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”God is always choosing people. First impressions aside, God is not primarily choosing them for a role or a task, although it might appear that way. God is really choosing them to be God’s self in this world, each in a unique situation. If they allow themselves to experience being chosen, being a beloved, being somehow God’s presence in the world, they invariably communicate that same chosenness to others. And thus the Mystery passes on from age to age. Yes, we do have roles and tasks in this world, but finally they are all the same—to uniquely be divine love in a way that no one else can or will”


Oh yea yah, LOVE it!


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I still need to figure out the buttons.


Buttons, Buttons? We don't need no friggen buttons......


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I like that and this quote

”God is always choosing people. First impressions aside, God is not primarily choosing them for a role or a task, although it might appear that way. God is really choosing them to be God’s self in this world, each in a unique situation. If they allow themselves to experience being chosen, being a beloved, being somehow God’s presence in the world, they invariably communicate that same chosenness to others. And thus the Mystery passes on from age to age. Yes, we do have roles and tasks in this world, but finally they are all the same—to uniquely be divine love in a way that no one else can or will”



Oh yea yah, LOVE it!



While nice, not entirely correct Smile   :)


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Way back when now, my Partner sent me this song as done by Jeff Buckley, this is a nice video and cover as done by another group.

While listening to some other songs in particular concerning the two artists who committed suicide this year (and wondering how Noah handled the death of the lead singer of Linkin Park and if he ever got out of his moodiness). And wondering about MIA....

Anyway, this popped up and for some reason, it is affecting me more today, than it ever did, not that I think I fully understand it any better at times,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ


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...Anyway, this popped up and for some reason, it is affecting me more today, than it ever did, not that I think I fully understand it any better at times,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ


Nice version of that song...


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On sale,

https://www.amazon.com/People-...6K32467N2JKH7C3N5VPB


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