• Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Songster

  1. Absolutely! The Law of Karma dictates that no wrong may go un-righted. If atonement is not made in the same life in which the wrong is committed, the soul MUST return to rectify the wrong and/or heal those harmed by it's thoughts and actions. Only an act of true forgiveness may release a soul from it's karmic obligations. Souls may also return to assist another in paying their karmic debt. (An excellent example of this is recorded in the NT. When the Christ healed a man blind from birth. One of the disciples asked whether the man had been born blind to pay his debt or his father's. Jesus answered that it was neither... the man had been born blind to assist Jesus in His ministry by providing the Christ with an opportunity to perform the miracle.) PS- Reverend V's response above gets my thumbs-up!
  2. EVERYTHING that happens or exists in the world we've created is an expression and manifestation of God’s love. EVERYTHING is “GOOD”. "EVIL" is merely misperceived as a negative force because of our inability to "see" beyond our physical limitations.
  3. Hmmmmmmm..... I've heard simular stories. I'd love to know what her religious views were before the accident... and whether they've changed since.
  4. Dan, I dis-agree with your interpretation of the text... Jesus instructed his disciples repeatedly to "turn the other cheek" and "walk the extra mile"... Peter was a slow learner...
  5. I recently started reading a book that proposes that there is no evil. That all Souls are an extension of the Force of God, so nothing we do, or anything done to us, can be considered "Bad" or "Evil." Interesting concept.... Still thinking about it....
  6. My friend.... this has to be the most un-Christian post submitted by you... Isn't the Christ's message of forgiveness and mercy extended to all? ("Peter, put away your sword.")
  7. My religious philosophy and the simple tenets of Karmic Creationism are: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and "Forgive those that do harm unto you".
  8. "Understanding" is subjective... totally dependant upon one's knowledge and experience. "Human rights" are founded upon an assumption that human beings possess a value and worth based on our association with and dependant upon the existance of an Eternal, Omnipotent, and Supreme Being. "Morality" is the practice of characteristics that reflect an acknowledgement of the existance of a Supreme Being. Despite your denial... God (by what ever name you wish to assign Him) IS necessary.
  9. Just possessing the ability to perform an act does not mean that one should perform the act. There is a choice to do wrong, not a right to do wrong.
  10. 9. "Experience" is the word successful people use to describe their failures.
  11. My prayers for you and yours. Faith brings Peace. God's blessings....
  12. 8. The 10 Commandments are not called The 10 Suggestions. You don't get to pick and choose which ones don't apply to you.
  13. 7. If you don't care where you're going, any road will take you there.
  14. Hi, Grateful! I had the same trouble with every picture in my photo album... all except this one. They were too large. Dorian seems to be the IT man around here, maybe he'll volunteer some info here...
  15. I recently received this picture from a former neighbor, Mr. John Hughes, a life-long resident of Hampton, VA. It's such a beautiful shot of the waters I grew up on (and miss terribly), that I decided to use it here as my avatar. The shot is titled "Sunrise on the Bay", but it's actually a shot of a sunrise over Hampton Creek, in Hampton, VA. (Natives refer to the body of water between Hampton and Norfolk as "The Bay" but, technically, it's The Hampton Roads- The World's Greatest Natural Harbor.) In the foreground of the picture is a gull flying just off-shore of one of the few stretches of sand beach along the entire shore (most of it is pebble, shell, and rip-rap). In the background is the famous Fortress Monroe, noted as the prison where Confederate President Jeff Davis was imprisoned while awaiting his trial for treason against the United States. Fort Monroe was an active US Army post from 1834 until it was de-commissioned in 2011. In 2011, President Obama designated Fortress Monroe as a national monument. Please be advised that John has copyrighted this shot, and granted me permission to use it here in this forum.
  16. 5. If you're honest with yourself, there's no need to lie to others. Which leads logically to the next.... 6. The worst lie you can tell, is the one you tell yourself.
  17. I'm currently re-reading a book that I read long ago, and recently saw on the shelf at the library. It's called Edgar Cayce's Story of Karma, a compilation of the psychic's life-readings of individuals seeking answers to their problems, and explains how the karmic ties that bound the souls together through several life experiences were revealed. The main theme of the book is that the Law of Karma requires souls to return, life after life, until all conflicts between them are resolved, and that only the Law of Forgiveness can over-ride the Law of Karma and release the souls from a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth, finally permitting the souls to return to The Source. If you ever had a "deja vu"... Or wondered why you felt like you "knew" a place that you know you had never been before... Or were instantly drawn to or repulsed by a perfect stranger.... The chances are you were there before, and the "stranger" is not a stranger, but a soul you knew before, and both of you are there to work out your mutual Karma.
  18. This was an interesting read.... but being late (or rather early), I will return to make comment when my mind is fully alert.
  19. This is also my feelings... our future off-spring returning to investigate their origins.
  20. BroDevon... It must be great to be employed at a job that's so rewarding.... which reminds me of another of Grandpa's sayings. 4. A job you enjoy will never feel like work.
  21. The "sighting" took place around 2am on a clear, starry night. There were four of us in my vehicle. What I saw was HUGE (looked to be about a 1/4 mile across), was circular in shape, with lights running around the perimeter. The center of the "thing" was BLACKER THAN BLACK, like a hole in space. What really disturbs me the most about the experience is that where we saw the "thing" was less than a mile from my apartment, but we didn't arrive there until after 5am, and though all of us saw the thing, and were talking to each other about what it could be while we were looking at it, I'm the only one that remembers seeing it. Only one other guy remembers anything about the night, but the only thing he claims to remember is me saying, "Where did the time go?" when we got to my apartment. (Yes, we were all under the influence.)