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Howard509

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  1. Why is this forum still up if nobody posts on it anymore? Am I missing something?
  2. It's interesting to note that, according to this survey, there are more Urantia Book readers who were raised Catholic than Protestant: http://www.urantia.org/news/2013-03/2012-survey-readers-urantia-book
  3. Another interesting similarity between the Urantia Book and Catholic doctrine is on the afterlife. One can interpret purgatory, rather than as a form of punishment, as a period of purification and spiritual development before attaining the Father in Paradise, just as the Urantia Book teaches about the mansion worlds. Whenever the Urantia Book is in apparent conflict with my Catholic faith, I trust in the Spirit of Truth to help me reconcile the two. When I am at mass singing, praying, or quietly contemplating, I am often thinking of spiritual concepts that I've learned from the Urantia Book.
  4. Half the time, you seem not to understand the meaning of my posts, and then you'll write paragraphs and paragraphs about what you think I should do based on what you think I mean. I am sorry if my posts are just not clear enough.
  5. As usual, you are totally missing the point. What I said is that it's unlikely that mere humans alone wrote these papers, not that they weren't from divine authorship. Thanks for the bloviating.
  6. Of all parts of the Urantia Book, the middle papers for me speak the most to the divine authorship of the Urantia Book. It's hard for me to believe that a mere mortal alone wrote Growth of the Trinity Concept, Deity and Reality, and the Thought Adjuster papers without any sort of divine inspiration.
  7. While his divinity shouldn't overshadow his teachings, it lends credibility to his teachings.
  8. Why is it that the teachings common to the Urantia Book and Hinduism are not found in Christianity and Judaism except in their esoteric forms?
  9. There are so many similarities between Hinduism and the Urantia Book, such as belief in the spark of God within, God as both personal and the impersonal ground of all being, the afterlife as a path of spiritual development, there being many manifestations and incarnations of the one God, etc. When the Contact Commission and Forum first received the Urantia Book, were they aware of its many parallels with Hindu teachings? If you were to take this religion quiz, giving only answers consistent with the Urantia Book, your result would probably be Hinduism: http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/
  10. I find it interesting that the Urantia Book doesn't mention the tongues of fire that descended on the disciples at Pentecost, although it doesn't say anything contradicting it either.
  11. I strongly disagree with you. I believe Sadler would have been in a position to know.
  12. Were the apostles in hiding between the ascension and the day of Pentecost?
  13. 1 Corinthians 15, the oldest account of Jesus' resurrection, refers to the apostles as "the twelve," even after Judas had committed suicide. "The twelve" had always been a general term for the apostles, even in the absence of Judas.
  14. William S Sadler provided perhaps the most obvious explanation for this apparent contradiction: This raises the interesting question of what happened to all this deleted material. It's similar to the Gospel of John's statement that if all the life and teachings of Jesus were put in print, the books would fill the whole world.
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