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Sep 22, 2008 10:41 PM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
I am not religious, but as recent events have unfolded; Pakistan bombing, Wall St., swindle, losing the so-called war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US threatening Russia, Climate change, Avian flu, etc. I am going to read up on the Biblical Apocalypse, it seems that it is at hand, whether by coincidence or divine providence.
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Sep 22, 2008 10:44 PM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
gentlepaws: I am not religious, but as recent events have unfolded; Pakistan bombing, Wall St., swindle, losing the so-called war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US threatening Russia, Climate change, Avian flu, etc. I am going to read up on the Biblical Apocalypse, it seems that it is at hand, whether by coincidence or divine providence.



Hell on earth caused by us....you betcha...wave wink roll eyes hug teddybear hug bouquet
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Sep 22, 2008 10:53 PM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: Hell on earth caused by us....you betcha...


We have met the enemy, and they are us.
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Sep 22, 2008 10:55 PM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
gentlepaws: We have met the enemy, and they are us.



Yep...alive and in the flesh....roll eyes uh oh dunno doh
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Sep 22, 2008 11:46 PM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
A correct application of the law of karma is the only thing that will save the world. professor

Forget the Bible. The Rissho Onkoku Ron:

"When the teachings of the Buddha truly become obscured and lost, then people will all let their beards, hair and fingernails grow long, and the laws of the world will be forgotten and ignored. At that time, loud noises will sound in the air and the earth will shake; everything in the world will begin to move as though it were a waterwheel. City walls will split and tumble, and all houses and dwellings will collapse. Roots, branches, leaves, petals and fruits will lose their medicinal properties. With the exception of the heavens of purity, all the regions of the world of desire will become deprived of the seven flavors and the three kinds of vitality, until not a trace of them remains any more. All the good discourses that lead people to emancipation will at this time disappear. The flowers and fruits that grow in the earth will become few and will lose their flavor and sweetness. The wells, springs and ponds will all go dry, the land everywhere will turn brackish and will crack open and warp into hillocks and gullies. All the mountains will be swept by fire and the heavenly beings and dragons will no longer send down rain. The seedlings of the crops will all wither and die, all the living plants will perish, and even the weeds will cease to grow any more. Dust will rain down until all is darkness and the sun and the moon no longer shed their light.

"All the four directions will be afflicted by drought, and evil omens will appear again and again. The ten evil acts will increase greatly, particularly greed, anger and stupidity, and people will think no more of their fathers and mothers than does the roe deer. Living beings will decline in numbers, in longevity, physical strength, dignity and enjoyment. They will become estranged from the delights of the human and heavenly realms and all will fall into the paths of evil. The wicked rulers and monks who perform these ten evil acts will curse and destroy my correct teaching and make it difficult for those in the human and heavenly realms to stay there. At that time the benevolent deities and heavenly kings, who would ordinarily take pity on living beings, will abandon this impure and evil nation and all will make their way to other regions."

Just my take on the current state of events. Don't Quote me. I'm only Quoting Nichiren.
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Sep 23, 2008 12:18 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
brokenspirit
brokenspiritbrokenspiritLittlespot, Nebraska USA53 Threads 803 Posts
Galactic_bodhi: A correct application of the law of karma is the only thing that will save the world.

Forget the Bible. The Rissho Onkoku Ron:

"When the teachings of the Buddha truly become obscured and lost, then people will all let their beards, hair and fingernails grow long, and the laws of the world will be forgotten and ignored. At that time, loud noises will sound in the air and the earth will shake; everything in the world will begin to move as though it were a waterwheel. City walls will split and tumble, and all houses and dwellings will collapse. Roots, branches, leaves, petals and fruits will lose their medicinal properties. With the exception of the heavens of purity, all the regions of the world of desire will become deprived of the seven flavors and the three kinds of vitality, until not a trace of them remains any more. All the good discourses that lead people to emancipation will at this time disappear. The flowers and fruits that grow in the earth will become few and will lose their flavor and sweetness. The wells, springs and ponds will all go dry, the land everywhere will turn brackish and will crack open and warp into hillocks and gullies. All the mountains will be swept by fire and the heavenly beings and dragons will no longer send down rain. The seedlings of the crops will all wither and die, all the living plants will perish, and even the weeds will cease to grow any more. Dust will rain down until all is darkness and the sun and the moon no longer shed their light.

"All the four directions will be afflicted by drought, and evil omens will appear again and again. The ten evil acts will increase greatly, particularly greed, anger and stupidity, and people will think no more of their fathers and mothers than does the roe deer. Living beings will decline in numbers, in longevity, physical strength, dignity and enjoyment. They will become estranged from the delights of the human and heavenly realms and all will fall into the paths of evil. The wicked rulers and monks who perform these ten evil acts will curse and destroy my correct teaching and make it difficult for those in the human and heavenly realms to stay there. At that time the benevolent deities and heavenly kings, who would ordinarily take pity on living beings, will abandon this impure and evil nation and all will make their way to other regions."

Just my take on the current state of events. Don't Quote me. I'm only Quoting Nichiren.



Galactic, I got lost in there somewhere, now I must go back in and find myself. I am not saying this as a joke. That is extremely deep reading and needs to be read again and again to feed the brain with the knowledgs that it has waiting for us to discover. We don't have to agree, but the material alone kept me fixated until I thought, wake up and read the rest. Sometimes we get so bogged down with THINGS that we forget to get into the here and now and replenish our brains. Just my 2 cents worth, whatever that means.(LOL)
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Sep 23, 2008 12:27 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
brokenspirit: Galactic, I got lost in there somewhere, now I must go back in and find myself. I am not saying this as a joke. That is extremely deep reading and needs to be read again and again to feed the brain with the knowledgs that it has waiting for us to discover. We don't have to agree, but the material alone kept me fixated until I thought, wake up and read the rest. Sometimes we get so bogged down with THINGS that we forget to get into the here and now and replenish our brains. Just my 2 cents worth, whatever that means.(LOL)


This is only a portion of the Treatise. It goes on to talk about foreign invasion by barbarians, and lots of other stuff, written in the 12th century, that is just as relevant now. Any time an Empire does not balance it's actions with right-intent, it creates a Karmic imbalance that affects all 3000 worlds of human existence (I'm not even going to get into the doctrine of Ichinen Sanzen at this point, lol) and everything from the environment to the hearts within us become poisoned with the three evils he spoke about in this passage: greed, anger and stupidity.
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Sep 23, 2008 12:39 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
brokenspirit
brokenspiritbrokenspiritLittlespot, Nebraska USA53 Threads 803 Posts
Galactic_bodhi: This is only a portion of the Treatise. It goes on to talk about foreign invasion by barbarians, and lots of other stuff, written in the 12th century, that is just as relevant now. Any time an Empire does not balance it's actions with right-intent, it creates a Karmic imbalance that affects all 3000 worlds of human existence (I'm not even going to get into the doctrine of Ichinen Sanzen at this point, lol) and everything from the environment to the hearts within us become poisoned with the three evils he spoke about in this passage: greed, anger and stupidity.




I have chatted several times with my best friend in Australia since my break - up 4 months ago. I truly am from the old school of not giving up until you see no more light at the end of the tunnel, only darkness. As many of my ex's friends and enemies would call and tell me the things he was doing before I was even gone 3 hours, I too let anger take over. I was so hurt that I wanted to hurt back even more. But my friend said, Linda, if you play on your anger then he is getting exactly what he wants. Just set back, clear your mind, meditate on happy thoughts and don't give him another thought. We have become a very angry and greedy society. Not quite sure what my feelings are on the stupidity, as that would take me on the political trail and open another can of worms.
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Sep 23, 2008 12:44 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
alabamabebe
alabamabebealabamabebeBanks of the Warrior River, Alabama USA85 Threads 3 Polls 6,177 Posts
gentlepaws: I am not religious, but as recent events have unfolded; Pakistan bombing, Wall St., swindle, losing the so-called war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US threatening Russia, Climate change, Avian flu, etc. I am going to read up on the Biblical Apocalypse, it seems that it is at hand, whether by coincidence or divine providence.
blah blah blah blah blah blah Why do people who don't even believe in the Bible want to study this stuff? FWIW, the word apocalypse does not even appear in the Bible. There have been over the years so many different interpretations of the revelations, depending on whatever was happening at the time, there is no way to really know what's going to happen till it does. I'm ready no matter what it is, don't really need to know.
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Sep 23, 2008 12:46 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
brokenspirit: I have chatted several times with my best friend in Australia since my break - up 4 months ago. I truly am from the old school of not giving up until you see no more light at the end of the tunnel, only darkness. As many of my ex's friends and enemies would call and tell me the things he was doing before I was even gone 3 hours, I too let anger take over. I was so hurt that I wanted to hurt back even more. But my friend said, Linda, if you play on your anger then he is getting exactly what he wants. Just set back, clear your mind, meditate on happy thoughts and don't give him another thought. We have become a very angry and greedy society. Not quite sure what my feelings are on the stupidity, as that would take me on the political trail and open another can of worms.


Nam myoho renge kyo, sweetie. I'll chant for you. (It's so totally not the same thing as saying I'll pray for you btw. It's an appeal to the law to return to the land. kiss)
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Sep 23, 2008 12:46 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
gentlepaws
gentlepawsgentlepawsAny town, Ontario Canada1,301 Threads 16 Polls 12,355 Posts
We are simply organisms on this planet, as is cancer and the common flu. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Sep 23, 2008 12:50 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
brokenspirit
brokenspiritbrokenspiritLittlespot, Nebraska USA53 Threads 803 Posts
Galactic_bodhi: Nam myoho renge kyo, sweetie. I'll chant for you. (It's so totally not the same thing as saying I'll pray for you btw. It's an appeal to the law to return to the land. )



Thank you Galactic, a very sweet gesture. blushing hug
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Sep 23, 2008 12:56 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
gentlepaws: We are simply organisms on this planet, as is cancer and the common flu. Nothing more, nothing less.


In truth, Leo, our cells are outnumbered by the bacteria in our bodies by a factor of 10 to 1. Illness is just a revolt by our neighbors...wine
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Sep 23, 2008 4:16 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
gentlepaws: We have met the enemy, and they are us.
What's with this "WE" Sheeeeete?dunno confused
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Sep 23, 2008 4:18 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
gentlepaws: We are simply organisms on this planet, as is cancer and the common flu. Nothing more, nothing less.
Well Paws,I hope you're speaking for yourself.grin wave
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Sep 23, 2008 4:23 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
With all the Negativity and Fear I see in this Thread,small wonder everything going to Shit!
Plant the Idea everything is going to Crap,and it will
Self-Full-filling Prophecies!

Fear Is The Dark-Room,Where NEGATIVES Are Developed!conversing wave
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Sep 23, 2008 5:37 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
crotalus_p
crotalus_pcrotalus_pRush, Dublin Ireland57 Threads 7 Polls 3,812 Posts
gentlepaws: I am not religious, but as recent events have unfolded; Pakistan bombing, Wall St., swindle, losing the so-called war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US threatening Russia, Climate change, Avian flu, etc. I am going to read up on the Biblical Apocalypse, it seems that it is at hand, whether by coincidence or divine providence.



Can you please direct me to the passages in the bible where theses are mentioned ?????
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Sep 23, 2008 6:26 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
Conrad73: With all the Negativity and Fear I see in this Thread,small wonder everything going to Shit!
Plant the Idea everything is going to Crap,and it will
Self-Full-filling Prophecies!

Fear Is The Dark-Room,Where NEGATIVES Are Developed!


I kind of agree with you Conrad. Why are so many people so interested in writings that may or may not portend the end of the world.

I am not a believer but I would give believers the same advice as for myself....wake up, smell the coffee, enjoy the sun and the grass and life. Be good and positive. Life is good!

wave
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Sep 23, 2008 6:35 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
wikked
wikkedwikkedAjax, Ontario Canada818 Threads 5 Polls 8,426 Posts
I do happen to be "religious" (if that is the term used for deciding to believe that there is a Supreme Being and a Creator)...

I happen to know that the book of Revelation did prophesy the events that are taking place in the here and now...

Did it change anything knowing it was going to happen? Not that I can see...will it change anything for you Paws? (Just curious)

and btw....how come all the psychics out there didn't prepare the people of the US for all the "tragedies" that came their way?dunno
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Sep 23, 2008 6:43 AM CST Maybe the Bible was right.
MckinneyMemories
MckinneyMemoriesMckinneyMemoriesmckinney, Texas USA33 Posts
Something tells me the bible is right and dead-on, on prophesies and world events
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