Bro. Hex

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  1. Actually, No, I don't "know who", Brother Kevin. Could you please educate me ? ( private message OK)
  2. Thank you, to the Hensleys, both past and present, to our moderators, to our forum members (current, past and future), to all who are members of this fine organization, and to all those who simply wish us well
  3. Did your quest include the Church of the FSM* ?? Infinitely more attractive, IMHO, than any of those just mentioned above!! *(Flying Spaghetti Monster,... Blessed Be His Name !)
  4. Would Murph really do that?? I haven't posted in a long time.
  5. Well, that depends upon your understanding (btw, I would be the last one to uphold any bible verse "as a prediction", but nevertheless). Consider logion 113 from the Layton Translation of The Gospel of Thomas (my favorite gospel, and one which is at least as old as Matthew): (113) His disciples said to him, "When is the kingdom going to come?" <Jesus said>, "It is not by being waited for that it is going to come. They are not going to say, 'Here it is' or 'There it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out over the earth, and people do not see it."
  6. I see this a bit differently. I "believe" that evil exists, but not as "an article of faith". I don't think that I have any articles of faith, in religious terms, that is. I have, of course, many secular articles of faith, such as "the sun will rise tomorrow" for example. I see "belief" in good and evil as more a matter of philosophy.
  7. I think we have already seen this, at least twice that I can readily think of (in addition to the ULC, of course!) : the Unitarian Universalist and Quaker paths.
  9. Coolhand, I want to affirm what all the other well-wishers above have said to you. I am glad that you still feel "welcome and not put-upon" here in the ULC. Congratulations on having made a difficult decision. Your friend, Hex
  10. . I guess then, that CATS and TEENAGERS fall into the "animal" classification!
  11. Interesting post, Pete... Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the background information on Barrie Wilson. I was not familiar with him.
  12. Sounds like a wonderful journey, scott_edward. Best of luck and friendship... Godspeed!
  13. By their deeds shall you know them. You have witnessed their deed. Those deeds speak volumes. You already know the answer to your question. I am sorry. Life isn't fair. But it is best if we see clearly,... and move on. Blessings, friend.
  14. Yes, their use of the term "monastery" does appear (to me) to be deliberately misleading... "puffery" is what I would call it.... its not illegal, just not particularly truthful (imho). Querty, if you hang around here long enough, you will discover that several of us actually have a preference for esoteric scriptures, such as the Gnostic Gospels (my particular favorites) and other fragmentary works, such as the Gospel of Peter. Personally I have only a passing interest in the canonical gospels (other than Mark), and almost no interest at all in the Jewish criptures that are typically called
  15. They are not the first instance, and will not be the last, of Pure Evil wearing the frock of established religion.
  16. Noctulius, I am so sorry for what you are facing where you live. This is NOT your fault. There SHOULD BE programs AND Healthcare available to everyone in this country who is working, yet is not able to earn enough to survive. You SHOULDN'T be going through this. Unfortunately, you live in a State that does very little for the neediest of its citizens. I know that this is "easy for me to say", but if I were you, I would MOVE to a more "progressive" State. Mississippi is one of those Republican-governed States that has refused the "free money" that President Obama has offered for expanded
  17. Wishing and praying for your rapid totally successful recovery... I do hope this will be in a different hospital !
  18. Gospel of Thomas Gospel of Philip Thunder - Perfect Mind