Query 1

Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Matthew 16:28

Comment

Most Christians do not realize that Jesus’ promise of his second coming did not apply to our generation or to a future generation, but only to the generation of his time. Also, Jesus said in Rev 3:11: “Behold I come quickly…

Those poor people of early Christianity! They thought the texts got written for them, yet Jesus never fulfilled his promise.

Two thousand years have rolled by and yet many “true” believers still await his “quick” return. As any school child knows, anyone who does not keep promises does not deserve our trust, much less our admiration.

Furthermore, to believe in a second coming and the end of the world gives no reason to feel concerned about the long-term future of Earth. Why should we care about the environment, wars, or suffering if we believe that the world will come to an end soon and that everything will get taken care of in heaven?

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I am Pagan, a Witch, a Healer, Mystic & Dreamer. I live in Service to the One. I will Protect & Respect Her bounties to my last breath. I am a Seeker of Truth, a Reformer, A Historian - an Advocate for Religious Freedom, Tolerance & Human Rights. I am a Protector of Animals & Children & those less fortunate than myself. I am a Reader & a Writer - an Artist. I am a Drummer, Gardener & Cook. I listen to the Wisdom of the Ancients. If you take a copy of the Christian Bible and put it out in the wind and the rain, soon the paper on which the words are printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone. Our bible IS the wind and the rain." Herbalist Carol McGrath as told to her by a Native-American woman. "When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be. We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation." Edain McCoy View all posts by pagan66

4 responses to “Query 1

  • Irene Santos

    Ah! Someone who speaks my language! It always amazed me to hear religious people speak of heaven and hell….as though those two ‘places’ lived outside of the heart and mind. Ridiculous!
    ; )

  • zencomico

    What applies is what applies. You do not know what is to come, until it comes, as much as you know about hot or cold, you do not know the true essence behind what is hot, and what is cold, if you did, you would know not to dismiss prophecy without considering all the prophecy at hand. If you were one with the sun you would know about the greatest heat, and if you were one with the moon you would know about the greatest cold, but knowing about them is even as sublime as feeling them. Where do you think the vast changes in Nature are coming from? You? Who pivots these changes? The very person who dismiss, yet you can see a pattern that says, extreme after extreme is coming. Who is most extreme? Little do you know, so little you should say, for then you are against the Nature from where it begins.

    • pagan66

      I would never dismiss prophecy. Ever. I just do not put my own Faith into the bloodthirsty Christian Bible doom prophecies as my own personal unassailable Truth. There are so many more forces at play in this Universe we know of & the other worlds we as yet havent explored & so, we can only imagine the Light, Peace & Love that we can only hope & pray to attain once we have the courage to overthrow the religious chains that bind & blind us.

      The Creator, The One – the Supreme Being of Light & Love controls Nature & everything else – & I would never ever presume to either dismiss nor battle against such sacredness & holiness.

      Peace

  • Irene Santos

    Pagan, have you ever thought that the bible prophecies and what is occurring in our world at this moment nothing more than a self fulfilling prophecy. It is like the eternal question, “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?!” If we had a book with a blueprint of self destruction then why did we not avert the part about “Wars and rumors of wars”????
    That seems like a no brainer for me. I am reading a book of prophecy. The authors/interpreters state that wars would plague the world in the end times. There would be earthquakes in diverse places, etc, etc. Ok, This would mean that I was given a warning of events that had yet to be created ( especially the bit about war ) and with this knowledge should I not, oh, say live in a way that would prevent this prophecy from coming to fruition and perhaps ( in the case of natural calamities ) live in harmony with my surroundings in order to mitigate catastrophe? Idk…..just my thoughts on the bible……a book written by men…..with an agenda. Misogynists all….even Jesus’ disciples. It is hard to take seriously a book that foments so much seperation and degredation of the spirit.

    I would hazard to say that, just like a Birth Map, everything is about potential ( only in reference to free will ) and, although the bible speaks of horrible things in the End Times I do not think it neccessarily has to come to fuition. Our choices have created a world filled with wars and human sacrifice….not prophecy.

    It’s the little details people miss…like the one above. War is a choice. It is not carved in stone. Now, as for Earth Changes? I would say that one is out of our hands.

    Just my thoughts.

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