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  1. "Music is the language of the soul." Your dream sounds beautiful, and even if you couldn't remember the exact score the next day, if the harmonious vibrations of what you heard were soothing to your soul, just be thankful for the experience.
  2. I've been working too much lately to take an active part in the forum's discussions, and was surprised that this "conversation" was continuing.... Dan.... There's a couple old adages about the futility of arguing with an ass: 1) An ass will never change it's mind, and only a "dumb ass" wastes his time trying to change it. and 2) Once an ass has made up it's mind, the only way to change it is with a bullet. Let it go... Peace.
  3. If you're saying you don't possess a soul, I'll take your word for it... Your book say you don't. My book says I do. You believe your book. I'll believe mine.....
  4. I am well aware of my own personal and intellectual failings. You, apparently, have yet to find anything about yourself that disappoints. (TRY SMUG, ARROGANT, AND CONDESCENDING...) As for my leading another to enlightenment.... My own soul is my only concern. If I can assist another, I do what I can.... Personally, I have absolutely no care (but absolute certainty) where your soul (assuming you have one) spends eternity....
  5. When one's eternal soul is concerned...... Yes. Deadly serious...... From my understanding of "atheists", some believe humans have souls. Others don't. Which are you? If you're an atheist that does not believe that a human body possesses an infinite soul... You may very well amuse yourself with flippant and/or derisive comments to those possessing a knowledge beyond your understanding. If you're an atheist that does believe one has a soul... It might be prudent to heed the words of one that is certain of the fact that the soul IS immortal.
  6. Dan, cuchulain has no desire for an honest exchange of views. He's what my wife calls a "right-fighter" (one who demands that his opinion or position be recognized or proclaimed as "right", even if it's wrong.) "Those that refuse assistance on the path to enlightenment are deservedly doomed to dwell in darkness."
  7. We are not here to prove ourselves to God. We are here to glorify Him and His creation. Those that don't recognize or acknowledge His existence do not get to decide for others whether He exists. Denials of the Truth, made by those ignorant of the Truth, does not alter the Truth.
  8. KARMIC CREATIONIST best describes my beliefs. I have never claimed to be a candidate for sainthood. I lack the patience, and have neither the time nor inclination to accommodate the arrogant ignorance of the Godless (especially when they display their disdain for those possessing a KNOWLEDGE that is evidently beyond their comprehension.) Jesus may forgive them.... I say, "To Hell with 'em. They deserve what they get."
  9. EXACTLY!!! Words of wisdom shouted in a deaf man’s ears are wasted breath, and a blind man that refuses to accept that something he can't see exists, deserves to dwell in darkness.
  10. Perhaps God has decided that some are simply not worth His time.
  11. Thank you for the recommendations, RevK, but because of her other ailments and the numerous medications she's already taking daily, I am attempting to keep her on the diet and medicine prescribed by her doctors... (Getting my wife to do what she's supposed to do is proving harder now than at any other time in our lives together.)
  12. I wish I could view the post, as I do not recall making any reference to your mental health... As for your demand for "plausible proof"... I'm not going to waste my time. You've made up your mind, and I have doubts that you would accept it if God were to appear before you and speak for Himself.
  13. For the record.... “Ignorance” is defined as “lacking knowledge or awareness about something in particular. ”... You stated in a previous post, “...I don’t know.” (That is an admission of ignorance, is it not?) “Ill-mannered” is synonymous with "bad mannered, rude, impolite, etc..." Your inference that I was being disingenuous and/or purposefully misleading in my responses in this topic is arrogant behavior and, in effect, calling me a “liar”. (Calling someone a “liar” is generally considered rude and “ill-mannered”, is it not?) Finally, as for your assertion that I ever expressed any doubts about the status of your mental health... I had not previously considered the possibility, but given your irrational response to my posts, that might be something you should look into.....
  14. I thought I had posted a reply to this post a couple weeks ago... evidently my lengthy response was not entered (or perhaps deleted?). First of all, your inference that I have been purposely misleading or dishonest is insulting and indicative of the inferior caliber of your character... I offered a plausible explanation for the "burning bush". You're free to discount whatever you desire, but your denial in no way negates the facts that a plant may indeed ignite and burn without being consumed. I did not claim that the plant itself was capable of vocalizing anything. God spoke to Moses from WITHIN the bush... Your inability to consider the possibility that YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING does not in any way negate the account as written, nor does it affect my views (or that of millions of others). Your ignorance may be excusable... Your arrogance and ill-mannered attitude is not.
  15. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers... Berni has been diagnosed with heart disease and though the prognosis isn't good, we're following Dr's orders and hoping for the best. Again, thank you all!
  16. My mission in this life is to get MYSELF through it without causing others harm in any way.... When the opportunity to help another comes along, I’ve been ever-ready to assist, but I'll not drag anybody where they don't want to go.... I offered a plausible explanation for the phenomena... It appears your mind is not amendable. You have decided what you want to believe, and I have neither the time nor patience to coax you into enlightenment. Again, my mission in life is to get MYSELF through it.... you, sir, are on your own.....
  17. I'd like to ask that my wife, Bernadette, be included in your prayers. She's experiencing some heart problems, and I'm scared to death.... Please pray for her. Thank you.
  18. " Is there proof that there was ever a burning bush? " - Dictamnus albus ".... scientists are open to the possibility that they are wrong. " Thanks for the laugh!
  19. Wild westerly wind Whips willows to weeping While wanderers watch.
  20. Hi, Doc! Thank you for the post! I'm a poor apologist. I've found that most folks that inquire about my beliefs are not really looking for insight or enlightenment, but for an opening to opine that my faith is unfounded and/or false doctrine. I know what I know... If I cannot prove that that which I know to be true is true... If I fail to answer all queries adequately... If I fail to assuage an inquisitor’s doubts... If my most persuasive rhetoric fails to entice even sympathetic listeners to comprehend and "see" the simplistic beauty of my faith, Then an antagonist might infer by my failings that denunciation and annulment of the principle tenets of my faith is justified. But my inability to convincingly communicate an ideal in no way negates the Truth... The fault is in me, not the doctrine.
  21. To me, it doesn't matter which faith (or non-faith) one may follow, Personal gnosis is but the first step on the path to our reunion with The Infinite... My reading and religious education did not prepare me at all for the intensity of the blinding flash of immense and all encompassing love and understanding that accompanied my own "personal gnosis".... Before my epiphany, I had my doubts... But now...... I KNOW GOD. Should another cast doubt upon the validity of my experience... Desiring physical "proof" of the experience... I have none.... I need none....
  22. Is clean dirt dirt cheap.....?