Originally posted by rwingett
It's true. There's been nothing but junk in here for weeks. The last person out, turn off the lights.
I agree to a point. I wouldn't say it was "dead", but it could definately use a bit more "umph" form some new posters, or old posters with a new outlook, however I cant see the latter happening, (but I'm not ruling it out totally-for example some christians could have a more wholistic outlook on christianity, rather than the tiresome dogma they churn out post after post. ( For example ignoring most of my (and others posts) and just focussing on one or two negative bits)
I dont know about you , but I seem to keep "bumping " into christians on here telling me how wrong I am because I am not a bible follower.
Again, IT'S A "SPIRITUALITY FORUM", not a 'christianity forum'.
I am happy to meet people halfway* (which I think is integral with "discussing" spiritual matters). I am happy to admit that christians have a valid point (upto a point), and have repeatedly told them that I believe JC was a cool dude,etc. ( thus, this shows that i am willing to meet them halfway). However it is very rare to see a christian do the same for me (perhaps they have, but I cant recall any instances of hand).
It's either 'christ' or "burn in hell" (that's over simplified but thats what it basically boils down to)
WE never stop learning(-not even after we leave this vessel/body). Learning is literally never ending, so to say that the bible is the be all and end all of learning is very short-sighted and frankly quite boring.
Spirituality should be the most interesting subject , (for the reason pointed out above) and also because Spirit (or "God" as some like to put it), is all-pervading. It literally effects our lives on a daily basis. (In fact some of these "revelations" or "trippy experiences" ("time-slipping" ) is occurring much more frequently than in the past. That which happened only once or thrice is a "normal persons"WHOLE life is happening way more often than in the past. (Weekly or even daily in some instances) .
This is our time. This is the time for change and unification though "God" . This is time to understand ourselves and the world around us in a totally new way. I am. And I love it. I am absolutely engrossed in my 'spiritual development' and everyday I find a new lesson to wither practice or learn.
I have been sent here (when I say "I", i mean the identity that is the 'real me', not just the physical part of my body,which in my view only constitutes about 5-10% of my total being), to help the world through through it's upcoming (spiritual) changes and also to learn my own lessons. I feel totally blessed and totally stoked to be alive on this planet at this time. And as you guys have guessed, I am a non-dualist, (this means that the only way I can approach any type of spiritual learning is through a wholistic approach-anything else is divisive and just does not "cut the mustard" )
Anyway, as some christians posters like to point out, we will see in the end who is right and who isn't.
*not all pints can be met halfway, for example child abuse or rape. These (and other points like these) can ONLY be dealt with in an absolute way.
(But it is rarely that these points come up )