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Thanks Gary, but I was thinking that U-rantian, or anyone else who wants to, can go to the new URANTIA online radio show and do it themself because it is archived there.

 

The new URANTIA based show is on tomorrow

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cosmiccitizen

 

I still don't know anything about Mp3 and barely know how to do attachments. I specialize in using Gmail and learning how to be here. My sons specialize in gaming world wide, using VOIP:Ventrilo which costs nothing to them, personally. Andon says its (edit in: sort of) like talking on a walkie-talkie, (edit in: but) more than one (edit in: person) can talk at a time, but you really don't want to. People's volume controls are different; "not like a phone" he says. ---Ellen

 

PS. I'm actually not sure if my inserting these LINKS here is OK. I think it is OK because they lead to a place that has already received the auspices of James Woodward who was executive of UAI. I don't know the people who originate this new show. If they sound *weird* I hope someone tells us! ~e

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You know Ellen, there are a lot of people out there talking about this movie thing.

 

I wish I knew how to make something like that happen. I agree with you that it should not mention The Urantia Book directly, lest it become identified as a "cult" thing by our unknowing fellows. Some of us here in Florida thought that taking some small story from the book and producing a low-cost "pilot" might get the attention of others with greater resources to help with something more comprehensive.

 

Personally, I think it is getting high time for the revelation to come out of the closet. I agree with you. An excellent way would be evolutionary. Having people come here and tune in for some excellent study and discussion by inquisitive, dedicated and knowledgable students of the revelatiion. U-rantians flashy "whiz-bang" approach will be good to arrest the attention, but the people who willl stick with it are the ones who will take the time to apply themselves and study. Dissemination of the TRUTHS of the Gospel belong in thousand mile-high letters across the sky. Many disagree with me and I'd love to hear their thoughts on this matter. The arguments against have some merit as well.

 

Love Ya,

Joe

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Hi Bill,

 

I know a URANTIA based movie idea is not originally mine, unless you want to count how many times I wished that movies were "grounded" in the "facts and heart" of the URANTIA revelation.

 

Now that so many people think of it.. it will happen, eventually. You are right that learning to live the CONTENT of the URANTIA revelation should be our priority, so that IF we get the chance to "vet" a Screen Play we will be prepared.

 

We ought to be GOOD STUDENTS!! Walk our URANTIA talk!

 

It-so-happens, that if I'd only "happened upon" the new URANTIA based radio show, I wouldn't have listened to it because the opening music turned me OFF! To me it was a pathetically syrupy sentimental dirge to my ears and feelings, although very common to "churchy" people. The co-host lady was also a little syrupy in tone, but pepped it up along the way.

Thanks be to God.

Ellen

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Guest Gary

Bill and all

 

I'm not trying to be push my self onto anyone nor do I have some agenda other than helping with our cause but I would suggest you talk with me about whether you choose to go with the Shype or with the Ventrilo that I already have set up. There are many technical reason that might make Vertrilo a better choice besides I have already got the server setup and it's ready to go. Why would you go to Skype? If could actually talk with you I'm sure you would see my pointof view. I have 20 experience with software and computer systems any my services are free.

 

Ellen

I wasn't suggesting anything different than what you said. I was just letting you know that there is no reason to tape it it is available anytime as a MP3 file and that anyone could go to the website download the MP3 file and listen to it.

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Gary wrote:

I'm not trying to be push my self onto anyone nor do I have some agenda other than helping with our cause but I would suggest you talk with me about whether you choose to go with the Skype or with the Ventrilo that I already have set up. There are many technical reason that might make Vertrilo a better choice besides I have already got the server setup and it's ready to go. Why would you go to Skype? If could actually talk with you I'm sure you would see my pointof view. I have 20 experience with software and computer systems any my services are free.

 

 

Gary, I'm a newbie in VOIP. What is the advantage of Ventrilo over Skype? I sort of 'sense' an advantage of Ventrilo, besides your having it set up already ready to go. Can you be a little more specific re:technical reasons?

Mario

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I am interested in doing my part to spread the message in my area. I am a lonely reader and need a group to help me learn and associate with. Any Ideas? The closest group to me is about 30 miles. In todays world of gas prices....thats a fortune!

I so desperately need like minded people to be with. I get so depressed being the only reader in my area.

 

Friend of Bill W..

Where are you located? You can send me a PM if you like.

Mario

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Gary and I were talking via Ventrilo about the differences between Skype and Ventrilo. I kind of like Ventrilo. It has more flexibility. But I'll let Gary explain this whole concept when he finds the time to do it. I hope that a few more of you download the software (it's free) and give it a try.

Mario

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Hi guys..

 

I just now asked my son, Noah, if he has a preference between Skype or Ventrilo.

 

He says, "Skype is fun because you can use video-chat (and things like that),

but

Ventrilo takes up less 'band-width' (is less taxing on your computer)." He added, " 'band-width' is only a problem for some people, like you, Mom, because you have an old computer)

 

OK! So.. it looks to me that Ventrilo is more inclusive, comparable to an "elementry school)

while

Skype would be like a step up to a "higher caliber" of function, (not to be confused with caliber-of-study), and appealing to younger people when they eventually discover the fascinating replete detail of how the URANTIA revelation answers many questions they'll have about the current "status quo" of evolutional "common knowledge".

 

This place (the UAI Forum) can be like a tree-trunk leading to various branches, including eventually both Skype type and Ventrilo type functionability.

 

Ellen

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