Atwater Vitki

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  1. Just to be able to offer alternative life style ceremonies to folks. Not many within the established realms of clergy have a clue what a "Handfast" is or how to conduct a Pagan House Blessings. Marriages have been a few over the years as I'm selective about the "who" since I don't charge for my services...my main goal is to help those who otherwise have no alternatives through regular lines of clergy. So far it has been a real eye opener into the outer realms of humanity and I very much like it.
  2. There's a lot of Members in risk of deletion then, some haven't posted for years and are still on the roll-call. I've never seen such low response here at dot-net, ever, as over this last year. Shameful on one hand but the huddled masses MUST have their Farcebook time along with their friends. Too bad that, forums use to be a great exchange and way to discuss at leisure. As far as this article goes, yeah, I have to agree ... I'm pretty sure it was the CPR and IV that worked here and not the prayers, unless of course you consider the prayer being for "save his life" and the actions of EMT being that "save". That's a long shot though and not specific enough to pass the litmus test. Blessings of Peace,
  3. Providing insightful information is great and let each of us decide if it "convinces" us or not. I've watched hundreds of "proof docu-dramas and supposedly scientific evidence of which the line certainly get blurred. While I believe in the possibility of angels, demons, demi-gods, super humans, ghosts among many other phenomena, as well as cases of being brought back to life...I still don't have the absolute, 100% proof I need for true BELIEF. Thanks for the links, interesting to say the least... and it was great to leave it up to others to choose what they wish with the info. Blessings of Peace,
  4. Well this is embarrassing...my email was down for several days so just now saw the Hot Seat sign up request. Looks like Mere had it covered! Blessings of Peace,
  5. We'd like to Welcome you to the ULC forum! You are valued as an individual h-ere, regardless of which particular Spiritual Journey you are on. We look forward to getting to know you better. We hope you'll join in the many discussions under the numerous category headings. Our main goal is that everyone feels at home while here and has an enjoyable experience! Blessings of Peace, Al

    1. justward

      justward

      Thanks, Atwater.  Hope you are having a great day :)

    2. Atwater Vitki

      Atwater Vitki

      unfortunately this forum has fairly well dried up ... you may find a tad more action at our sister site "Tribal" at: http://www.ulctribal.com/forum/  and our Facebook presence at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ulc intertribal (you may have to c/p tribal fb as notice came up not embedded)

      Try back here as much as you like, but I haven't seen anything new here for quite some time. Be careful of ULC Monastery clones of the orig ULC Modesto Church...long story found in archives but not the same founders or foundation of beliefs.

      Have a blessed day,

      Al   

  6. We'd like to Welcome you to the ULC forum! You are valued as an individual h-ere, regardless of which particular Spiritual Journey you are on. We look forward to getting to know you better. We hope you'll join in the many discussions under the numerous category headings. Our main goal is that everyone feels at home while here and has an enjoyable experience! Blessings of Peace, Al

  7. ...but...but...Casper was friendly...Jason, Steve and Tango seem like credible sorts and the other guys over at G.A., Zak, Aaron, Billy and in the past Nick did a bang up job of providing some great video evidence! It's all very interesting to say the least and like our good buddy Fox Moulder over at the FBI says: "I want to believe". Is there 100%, absolutely indisputable evidence of the afterlife? In a word, "No!" A lot of compelling, dramatic and enticing video coverage that seems to make the case but then again one could almost lay in the grass on Pandora with the excellent 3D effects in Avatar™. I think perhaps that knowing, 100%, for sure, without any doubt, there is in fact an afterlife is one of the things humanity just might not be ready to know. We know already how purposeful, well intention, good things get corrupted when mankind gets a hold of it. And besides, if we knew for certain there was an afterlife...wouldn't that blow the whole concept of "salvation" out the window? Blessings Be,
  8. Good point. I know people that refuse to read anything but publications produced by or endorsed by their religious synod. From home schooling curriculum to world news, periodicals and magazines to weekly supermarket ads. This is one method by which the intolerance grows to such egregious levels. In some cases even if an outright lie (i.e.; gay is a choice, marijuana leads to heroin 100% of the time, all Islam supports terrorism etc etc) is endorsed as "truth" by their synod, they will emphatically hold that as absolute truth. Trying to dispel or change those type of lies only leads to argument and slanderous innuendo. Even in the rare case the leadership acknowledges a misspoken line or retracts a previous statement it is often dismissed with little more than a sheepish grin. Even more rare is an apology given to those harmed by the earlier statement or actual accounting for the official stance ignorance. Education is indeed the key to many things but how can it help subvert intolerance when the educational material is flawed? I mean in some cases (a World™ magazine article on public schooling) I might as well have read that Columbus discovered the moon and was a gay Muslim! But seriously though, when it's impossible to get truth in the education then intolerance, ignorance and manipulated morality follows. Blessings Be,
  9. I like the look, well done on that but do not like being limited on fonts choices and other text manipulations. I realize few ever used these things but it is sure nice to have the option. Blessing Be,
  10. Yep been quiet on the newbie front and hot seat. I still have the stew pot gleaming clean in the kitchen for any takers and only take a moment or two to gather the veggies for the stew! Blessings of Newbie Challenges!
  11. Bingo! Yahtzee! and Uno! The Christ, Mohamed and the Buddha all had amazing messages whether one believes they lived or not, are simply mythological figures or were exactly who the scriptures say they were. This is why I have to give a to what Hermano Luis said about remaining who we are. While I am most dedicated to and experienced in my pagan priesthood of a Runic Vitki (also a very controversial title within Ásatrú) and practice the Old Ways of Odhinism, I've gained a lot of positive wisdom from these other prophets and "redeemer". It's not the personal messages and beliefs of these figures that have caused all the hardships and wars in this world, rather, the stance of those who have come long after and used their messages for personal gain and collective power trips. Killing others because they don't believe the same goes against every one of these messengers vital, living testaments. Love your enemies, forgive those who sin against you and embrace the good in our fellow humans. If we be the best we can be without a label people say "S/He is a good person". We shouldn't have to endure "Good Christian, Muslim or Buddhist, just Good Person should suffice. Indeed, remain who you are Promise, and if we all do the same without judgment of others there can be a world of Good People living in Peace and Harmony. Blessings of Peace,
  12. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  13. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  14. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  15. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  16. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  17. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  18. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  19. Welcome to our forum. We are glad you joined us! We hope you find direction, meaning and purpose while going through the many topics and posts. We also look forward to your involvement and expressing your Spiritual views. Blessings of Peace,

  20. One thing many people fail to add into the mix when citing Biblical or other ancient Scripture is the differences in society. "Freedom of Speech" is a relatively new process guaranteed to only a part of the world even today. Cryptic and hidden messages were in nearly every work of writing in the Apostle's times, unless coming from the top leadership down, then it was pretty straight forward ...so YES Pete, agree fully Revelation written during times of persecution, and worst, if all taken into account.. In the early centuries CE most societies had a form of writing or poetry that disguised the author's intentions. During the times of Nostradamus and Shakespeare (two notorious rebels of their day) when their works are put into context of date and language, scathing to say the least. I can't help but think the same about Revelation. Blessings of Peace, (PS: Being in cryptic mode... I do not like not having the font choice when posting. I simply can't think in Arial! But then I am certain the peasantry did somehow pisseth off the guard, thus perpetuating their own limit of choices. Stoopid peasants. All hail the king! )
  21. I for one hope Coolhand does get back to us on what his findings are in Revelation. I have read several other books on the subject and one thing is for sure...everyone studying it comes away with a different take. I'm one of those that likes to pile all the different takes together, shake 'em up and see what comes out in the pile. I have to agree with Cool on part, so far I don't think anyone has figured out what Revelation is really saying...past, present or future... Best of study prowess to ya Coolhand, please let us know what you discover! Blessings of Peace,
  22. I found this to be insightful and well read. I think it would give anyone a better understanding of the times lived in surrounding the early Church and very early Christianity ... enjoy! Story Here Blessings of Peace,
  23. As an update and side note, seems things may be changing a bit in certain areas of the mainstream religions. Hopefully it will apply to witches as well! http://news.yahoo.com/poll-shows-christians-america-really-203719289.html Blessings of Peace,