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Religious Texts
« on: August 26, 2019, 11:23:25 am »
I have - and continue to - read the scriptures of all of the religions known to man, in my quest to gain knowledge and understand our origins.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 11:24:08 am »
"Again these wooden gods may be compared to a thorn bush in a garden where any bird can perch, or to a corpse thrown into a dark place. You know by the purple and scarlet robes rotting on them that they are not gods."

- The Book of Baruch, 6:70

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 11:24:28 am »
"We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don't know who we really are, or what aspects of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions, leaving nobody at home."

- The Tibetan Book of the Dead

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 11:24:52 am »
"In the vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa, in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision that I was beside the Ulai Canal. Then I lifted my eyes and saw a ram with two horns standing beside the canal. The horns were long, but one was longer than the other, and the longer one grew up later. I saw the ram charging toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and there was no deliverance from his power. He did as he pleased and became great."

- Daniel's Vision of the Ram and the Goat

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 11:25:15 am »
"My whole body shudders; my hair is standing on end. My bow, the Gāṇḍīv, is slipping from my hand, and my skin is burning all over. My mind is in quandary and whirling in confusion; I am unable to hold myself steady any longer. O Krishna, killer of the Keshi demon, I only see omens of misfortune. I do not foresee how any good can come from killing my own kinsmen in this battle. O Krishna, I do not desire the victory, kingdom, or the happiness accruing it. Of what avail will be a kingdom, pleasures, or even life itself, when the very persons for whom we covet them, are standing before us for battle?"

- Bhagavad Gita, 1.29 - 1.33

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 11:25:35 am »
"I watched while the Lamb opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake, and the sun became as black as sackcloth. The full moon became red like blood. The stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its figs when the wind blows. The sky was split in the middle and both sides rolled up like a scroll. And every mountain and island was moved from its place. Then all the people - the kings of the world, the rulers, the army commanders, the rich people, the powerful people, every slave, and every free person - hid themselves in caves and behind the rocks on the mountains. They said to the mountains and the rocks, 'Fall on us. Hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne. Hide us from the anger of the Lamb! The great day for their anger has come. No one can stand against it.'"

- Revelation, 6:12-17

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 11:26:04 am »
“We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him - we ignored him as if he were nothing. But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.”

- Isaiah 53:3-5

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 11:26:23 am »
"Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, 'Lord, who is the one who betrays You?'"

- John, 21:20

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 11:26:48 am »
"'Up, let's be going. Look, my betrayer is here!' And immediately, even as Jesus said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent by the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders. The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: 'You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss. Then you can take him away under guard.' As soon as they arrived, Judas walked up to Jesus. 'Rabbi!' he exclaimed, and gave him the kiss. Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him."

- Mark, 14:42-46

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 11:27:12 am »
"I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 'Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.' After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.' The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke."

- John, 13:18-26

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 11:27:37 am »
"I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being."

- The Epistle to the Galatians, 1:11-16

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 11:28:03 am »
"Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 'To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm - neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

- Revelation, 3:13-22


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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 11:28:52 am »
La Alh Iilaa Allah Muhamad Rasul Allah.

Re: Religious Texts
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2019, 11:29:17 am »
"'Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.' (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 'For it is written in the Book of Psalms, 'May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it'; and 'Let another take his office.'"

- Acts, 1:16-25