Rev. Fox

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  • Birthday 05/30/1982

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    Portland, OR

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    life, prayer, meditation, spirituality, acupuncture, art, crystals, tattoos, swimming, reading, music, bicycles, motorcycles, travel, oceans
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  1. Yes, that's exactly my point. It did seem magical, but for all the non-religious reasons I described. It's only now that I can examine the traditions that I, like many others, held so dear without question. And I don't like Christmas for a number of reasons, such as the ones I mentioned. I do worry about it because it's unavoidable in America - you can't escape the Christmas season. If you can, I'd like to know where it is and how to get there.
  2. Christmas used to be my favorite holiday. It was always the most magical time of year as a child - happy decorations, family fun, and of course presents from Santa. I waited for it all year and it seemed like it would never arrive. Now that I am older and jaded, Christmas just doesn't hold the same appeal. I have talked with many people about my problems with the current American traditions. Here are some of my primary problems: 1) It is a religious holiday, yet it is popularly accepted by most people, barring their faith in another religion; even then many folks still participate in gift-giving or other events. It doesn't matter if you don't pray, or go to church, or even believe in God or Jesus, many people still give presents and say "Merry Christmas." Why? 2) Despite being a religious celebration, I have never seen any kind of Christmas ad even mentioning Jesus (except for specifically religious organizations). Somehow it's taboo to mention the person named after this holiday. You'll never see a Best Buy ad that says, "Celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus Christ with an HD tv this Christmas!" It sounds tacky, but isn't selling people products under the pretense of religion even more tacky? 3) Christmas has been consumed by consumerism. It's not about bring Christ's message of love to others, it's about spending money on gifts. In some cases. it's about elaborate and expensive gifts; just look at the jewelry ads aimed at couples - you don't really love your wife unless you buy her a diamond necklace. Increased spending and large profits are good for our economy, but should they be a factor in our spiritual life? 4) In America, it seems that the main figure associated with Christmas is not Christ, but Santa Claus. You can Google "Christmas" and see for yourself - after the Wikipedia page about Christmas, the second link is Santa Claus and Christmas at the North Pole. The first sponsored link is Track Santa 'til Christmas, followed by GE - Santa's New Sleigh. Only near the bottom of the first page is there a link to anything religious, a Catholic encyclopedia entry about Christmas. Why has the focus shifted from Jesus Christ to Santa Claus? These are some of the issues I have with Christmas. I try to enjoy this time of year, but it's difficult when every ad on TV is telling me which phone to give for Christmas, which stores to shop at, and nobody seems to care that celebrating the positive message of Christ has fallen by the wayside. At this point I just dread Christmas and want it to be over.
  3. I checked out those two names and came up with some pretty bizarre stuff. The Law of Time website is pretty confusing to me, although extremely interesting. There's a lot more that I'd like to learn about from that site (especially since I discovered they are in southern Oregon). However, although the material was more accessible on David Wilcock's page Divine Cosmos something just seemed odd about it, or maybe something about the tiny text was off-putting, I don't know what.
  4. Someone posted an excerpt from the Book of Enoch, a gnostic text, and I had the opportunity to read about it in the Other Bible. Does anyone else have this book or read parts of it before? I've got a weird story about it myself. I purchased a used copy at Powell's but sold it back maybe 6 months ago, instantly regretting it after I did so. The other day I was talking to my best friend about it and decided to go get him a copy (I previously bought him an NIV bible that he really enjoys). When I went to the aisle to get it what did I see? The EXACT same copy I had sold on the shelf. It was distinct in that it had a crease down the middle, a black mark on the bottom edge, and the first page was all scuffed up. I couldn't believe it was there! I took it as a sign that I needed to get it back, so I bought it along with a nicer looking copy for my buddy. Awesome!
  5. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. They are truly appreciated more than words can say. Peace and blessings!
  6. When my girlfriend was working as a checker at a grocery store she would tell me that when it came up most people couldn't handle their total being $6.66, going so far as to grab some candy or something else from the "impulse buy" rack in the checkout. I guess that's good for Stop n Shop, bad for Satan! Honestly I think it's the significance that people ascribe to words, numbers, symbols, etc that make certain things so feared. Look at the name Damien - ever since the movie the Omen (which, coincidentally, they released a new installment on 6-6-06) many associate that name with "evil."
  7. My loving grandmother, Tata, died on March 25 2008. She was the closest person in my life and I miss her everyday. She was a kind, generous, beautiful lady who loved me with all of heart and did everything for my happiness. She faced many hardships in her life: born with only one kidney, suffering from lupus, cataracts, glaucoma, and anxiety, and the various trials that all people face through 84 years of life. Despite the challenges in her life she was always thankful to God for each day and I'm eternally grateful that her faith helped to shape my life. I thought it'd be nice to send out a digital prayer for her. Dear God, please protect the spirit of my grandmother wherever she may be. I thank the Creator for blessing me with the most wonderful person in the world to guide and protect me, and for sharing the divine love of God with me. As she joins the spirit of our ancestors, let the Lord's heavenly light envelop her and keep her. Help me to connect with her spirit and the glorious spirit of the Creator. Let me energy go out to her and let her know she's always in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you God for blessing my life with her presence. Amen.
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