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Jul 28, 2017 09:00:48   #
Mr Bombastic wrote:
Not true. Of all the Christian denominations, just about every one of them agrees with the basic doctrine. That Jesus is the Son of God and that He died and rose again to save us from our sin. The differences are minor and are not related to how to be saved or live as God would want us to live. And before you cast any stones, perhaps you could explain why the Catholic Church once made it a crime, punishable by death, for someone to own a Bible. Then there was the Inquisition. There is also all of the many 'Church Doctrines' that are contrary to Scripture. Catholicism is a Pagan religion. I've seen them bowing to graven images. That is something that God forbids and no Christian would ever do.
Not true. Of all the Christian denominations, just... (show quote)

Right on the money Mr. B.
Jul 27, 2017 09:19:42   #
Mr Bombastic wrote:
I may be poor, but I'll collect my riches in Heaven. I could almost feel sorry for these fools. They can't take it with them, and they'll spend all of eternity paying for it.

Well said Mr. B.
Jul 24, 2017 11:09:08   #

Why does that surprise you Spin? You can surely count me as part of the 80%! Kinda goes against all the fake polls we keep hearing about, doesn't it.
Jul 18, 2017 08:18:20   #
That's a post worth framing Steve!!!! Right on the money on all counts!!!!!
Jul 12, 2017 10:56:16   #
pafret wrote:
Eckhart Tolle, "Watching the Thinker"

"Watching the Thinker"
by Eckhart Tolle

"What exactly do you mean by “watching the thinker”? When someone goes to the doctor and says, “I hear a voice in my head,” he or she will most likely be sent to a psychiatrist. The fact is that, in a very similar way, virtually everyone hears a voice, or several voices, in their head all the time: the involuntary thought processes that you don’t realize you have the power to stop. Continuous monologues or dialogues.

You have probably come across “mad” people in the street incessantly talking or muttering to themselves. Well, that’s not much different from what you and all other “normal” people do, except that you don’t do it out loud. The voice comments, speculates, judges, compares, complains, likes, dislikes, and so on. The voice isn’t necessarily relevant to the situation you find yourself in at the time; it may be reviving the recent or distant past or rehearsing or imagining possible future situations. Here it often imagines things going wrong and negative outcomes; this is called worry. Sometimes this soundtrack is accompanied by visual images or “mental movies.” Even if the voice is relevant to the situation at hand, it will interpret it in terms of the past. This is because the voice belongs to your conditioned mind, which is the result of all your past history as well as of the collective cultural mind-set you inherited. So you see and judge the present through the eyes of the past and get a totally distorted view of it. It is not uncommon for the voice to be a person’s own worst enemy. Many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them of vital energy. It is the cause of untold misery and unhappiness, as well as of disease.

The good news is that you can free yourself from your mind. This is the only true liberation. You can take the first step right now. Start listening to the voice in your head as often as you can. Pay particular attention to any repetitive thought patterns, those old gramophone records that have been playing in your head perhaps for many years. This is what I mean by “watching the thinker,” which is another way of saying: listen to the voice in your head, be there as the witnessing presence.

When you listen to that voice, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. Do not judge or condemn what you hear, for doing so would mean that the same voice has come in again through the back door. You’ll soon realize: there is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind.

So when you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. As you listen to the thought, you feel a conscious presence - your deeper self - behind or underneath the thought, as it were. The thought then loses its power over you and quickly subsides, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it. This is the beginning of the end of involuntary and compulsive thinking.When a thought subsides, you experience a discontinuity in the mental stream - a gap of “no-mind.” At first, the gaps will be short, a few seconds perhaps, but gradually they will become longer. When these gaps occur, you feel a certain stillness and peace inside you. This is the beginning of your natural state of felt oneness with Being, which is usually obscured by the mind. With practice, the sense of stillness and peace will deepen. In fact, there is no end to its depth. You will also feel a subtle emanation of joy arising from deep within: the joy of Being.

It is not a trancelike state. Not at all. There is no loss of consciousness here. The opposite is the case. If the price of peace were a lowering of your consciousness, and the price of stillness a lack of vitality and alertness, then they would not be worth having. In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that gives life to the physical body.

As you go more deeply into this realm of no-mind, as it is sometimes called in the East, you realize the state of pure consciousness. In that state, you feel your own presence with such intensity and such joy that all thinking, all emotions, your physical body, as well as the whole external world become relatively insignificant in comparison to it. And yet this is not a selfish but a selfless state. It takes you beyond what you previously thought of as “your self.” That presence is essentially you and at the same time inconceivably greater than you. What I am trying to convey here may sound paradoxical or even contradictory, but there is no other way that I can express it.

Instead of “watching the thinker,” you can also create a gap in the mind stream simply by directing the focus of your attention into the Now. Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. This is a deeply satisfying thing to do. In this way, you draw consciousness away from mind activity and create a gap of no-mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation. In your everyday life, you can practice this by taking any routine activity that normally is only a means to an end and giving it your fullest attention, so that it becomes an end in itself. For example, every time you walk up and down the stairs in your house or place of work, pay close attention to every step, every movement, even your breathing. Be totally present. Or when you wash your hands, pay attention to all the sense perceptions associated with the activity: the sound and feel of the water, the movement of your hands, the scent of the soap, and so on. Or when you get into your car, after you close the door, pause for a few seconds and observe the flow of your breath. Become aware of a silent but powerful sense of presence. There is one certain criterion by which you can measure your success in this practice: the degree of peace that you feel within.

So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the antics of a child. This means that you no longer take the content of your mind all that seriously, as your sense of self does not depend on it."
Eckhart Tolle, "Watching the Thinker" br... (show quote)

I enjoy reading his work. Much of this is in his book "The Power of Now".
Jul 12, 2017 09:34:06   #
This was an excellent article Oldsailor. And thanks for turning me on to a new site.
Jul 12, 2017 09:01:01   #
cold iron wrote:
Take a look at what is coming out of our schools. Is their hope for America.??

A spoiled little liberal millenial. The future of America. God help us.
Jul 1, 2017 09:17:34   #
eagleye13 wrote:

I took down my Rebel flag (which you can't buy on EBAY any more) and peeled the
NRA sticker off my front window.

I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the candy-ass Neighborhood Watch.

I bought two Pakistani flags and put one at each corner of the front yard.

Then I purchased the black flag of ISIS (which you CAN Buy on EBAY) and ran it up the flag pole.

Now the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security,
Secret Service and other agencies are all watching my house 24/7.

I've NEVER felt safer and I'm saving $69.95 a month that ADT used to charge me.

Plus, I bought burkas for me to wear when I shop or travel.
Everyone moves out of the way, and security can't pat me down.

If they say I'm a male wearing a burka, I just say I'm feeling like a woman today.
Hot Damn...Safe at last!! ~ God Bless America
SIMPLY GENIUS!!! br br I took down my Rebel flag ... (show quote)

What a great post Eagle!
Jun 29, 2017 10:14:50   #
saltwind 78 wrote:
Voice, You betray your OPP name. This is not a reasonable position. Obama was no Muslim. You need to drop your UNREASONABLE, and false remarks. Obama may be criticized for many things, but being a Muslim isn't one of them. His Pastor was a Protestant Christian, and more of a religious nut than most Muslims. He had nothing good to say about whites especially Jews, but he was a Christian.

If you think Jeremiah Wright was a Christian, then I'm your fairy god mother. And I hate to burst your bubble, but yes, the evil, traitorous thug that resided in OUR house WAS a MUSLIM!!! Deal with it.
Jun 25, 2017 07:57:36   #
cookie17 wrote:
I'd take the radical lunatic fringe sight with a grain of salt... Their are fringes on both sides... We need to stick to our guns and get to work on America... Like retraining our poor, displaced and unemployed people... More jobs, more taxes into the government so we can fix things like climate and infrastructure... The more gainful employment the less we have to pay on Medicaid... We need to stop the divisiveness and get down to business on a lot of issues... I don't give two shits bout the fringes, all I know is nothing is getting done and Americans get more desperate by the day... Anxieties are on sensory overload... I'm more worried about the economy, taxes, health insurance, raising pay for people because inflation is high and wages are stagnant... If people would just get to the task at hand and quit looking at the ignorance of other people and the fringes of the propaganda sights and news media then and only then can people work together to solve real problems... One more thing before I go, I have worked in conservation and forestry all my life and CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL... I notice their are people that deny this and the threat is real and emanate... I have seen first hand... We need to step up and do what is right by the earth... If one ecosystem goes (the ocean for example) it will have a trickle effect... The earth is burning up... Our aquifers are drying up... Please find out what u can do to help or our children and grandchildren will not live on this earth for much longer... We need to train people on renewable energies such as wind and solar instead going backwards to coal (which their are hardly any jobs left in coal it has become automated)... China is now becoming the global leader in manufacturing wind turbines and solar... They are leaving coal behind and looking to the future... We are missing out on some big business in the field of renewables which would create jobs (it would also create jobs in computer industry)... We need to build water plants to take salt out of ocean for drinking water and this to will create jobs... Thanks for listening to my little rant, I feel better
I'd take the radical lunatic fringe sight with a g... (show quote)

Great post Cookie....welcome!
Jun 25, 2017 07:43:14   #
jSmitty45 wrote:
It is almost time to go home. This world gets darker every day.They call good evil and evil good. Time to get your life right with the Lord, repent, turn from sin, and turn to the one who paid the sacrifice for your sins, so you won't be left behind. Time is getting short.

Big Amen to that!
Jun 23, 2017 08:42:50   #
wuzblynd wrote:
I didn't vote for our awesome current first lady because she isn't done yet. But I expect her to rank high!!!

The same with me. I expect wonderful things from Melania, but it's too soon. My vote went to Nancy Reagan. She was a class act and she made "Ronnie" happy. Also another poster mentioned refurbishing the White House....purchasing and then donating.....noteworthy to say the least.
Jun 21, 2017 08:53:15   #
eagleye13 wrote:
The Untold Truth Of Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow is one of the most talked-about news correspondents on television. Her sharp wit, cheerful demeanor, and compelling storytelling resonated with audiences even before The Rachel Maddow Show premiered in 2008. But how well do Maddow's fans really know her? Some of these things might surprise you!

Really? I couldn't watch the video if I had to.
Jun 18, 2017 08:29:29   #
samtheyank wrote:
Why don't you go down to the local bar and get drunk! You need a stiff one!

I'm trying to figure out your rationale in that statement.
Jun 13, 2017 07:56:22   #
AuntiE wrote:
Just sayin' - When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache..... When you open it, he collapses..... When he sees you reading it, he faints..... When he sees that you are living what you read, he flees...

I like that AuntiE!
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