Metaphysics of abundance

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by wil, May 6, 2019.

  1. Cino

    Cino Big Love

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    The greatest trick there is, I think.

    The thing is, surrender is not something to do, but more like ceasing the doing.

    Great discussion!
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    The old human being vs. Human doing...

    Acceptance that it is all good, all of G!d.
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    It does seem to me that American Christianity is often OT-centric, but then I think we'd both agree that all our institutions might benefit from the Beatitudes postered on the walls!
     
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    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Well not everything, obviously ... :D
     
  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I actually figure I just cant see the big picture..
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    If I'd watched this one first. I found the language of this one far more obviously 'self-help guru' type of stuff.

    It includes the observation that every time a person says: “I am” followed by something negative, like “I am angry” – that they are using God's name in vain. Which has to be a bit if a stretch, imo.

    Still, I'm not judging -- whatever works ...
     
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    OK ... but where does that leave you in terms of moral values when, if everything is all good, all of God, then everything is permissible?

    I don't want to get into a 'well what about... ' argument, I'm just trying to get my head around the idea that if everything's as it should be, no-one has the right to say 'no' if I think something is permissible to me because I see it as my own good?

    Conversely, when people suffer at the hands of others, that too is for their greater good?
     

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