Quakers welcome move towards equal marriage

Feb 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Ekklesia Daily News

Recording Clerk Paul Parker said: "This is the change in the law we have been seeking since 2009, when Quakers decided to recognise same-sex marriages.

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Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#86 Feb 13, 2013
That's you f**ked then.
dollarsbill wrote:
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All of you Bible haters are condemned to the eternal fire. Just because you quote a few Scriptures you like won't make up for the MANY you hate.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#87 Feb 13, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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All of you Bible haters are condemned to the eternal fire. Just because you quote a few Scriptures you like won't make up for the MANY you hate.
so you are condemning people to hell because they refuse to consider your belief that the bible is the inherent word of your psychotic god of hellfire?

Your belief in selected scriptures and your rejection of Matthew 7:1-2 clearly indicates you only accept some of the bible and reject the parts of the bible that don't agree with you, like Matthew 7:1-2 which clearly condemns your behavior.

And than you falsely accuse others of hating the bible just because they won't accept your interpretation of it and bow down to your false god!

Hypocrite!

It is you who hate the bible and twist it to support your sick concept of a psychotic god, rejecting any scripture you disagree with as you pick and chose from isolated snippets you misunderstand!

GOD isn't the psychopath you portray him/her to be.

Do you ever wonder why the historical Jesus never wrote anything down and simply stated that GOD is LOVE?

Probably not. If you read this far, I hope you wake up to the absurdity of your position, dollarsbill.

We all need to get informed as to the evil nature of the Roman hoax of Christianity and it's many derivatives that deny the Jewish GOD and the Jewish Jesus and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!

GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!

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#88 Feb 13, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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so you are condemning people to hell because they refuse to consider your belief that the bible is the inherent word of your psychotic god of hellfire?
It's not nice to call Jesus names. You will end up in the eternal fire he warned you of.

Matthew 18:8-9 (NASB)
8 "If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire. 9 "If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than to have two eyes and be cast into the fiery hell.

Since: Dec 12

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#89 Feb 13, 2013
Thinking wrote:
That's you f**ked then.
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Oh, England how far you have strayed from the Lord! www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ....

Since: Dec 12

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#90 Feb 13, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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It's not nice to call Jesus names. You will end up in the eternal fire he warned you of.
Matthew 18:8-9 (NASB)
8 "If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire. 9 "If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than to have two eyes and be cast into the fiery hell.
yes, Lord. Good are your words. Thank you for your gift of eternal life through the blood of Jesus Christ, who shall reign forevermore!

Since: Dec 12

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#91 Feb 13, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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so you are condemning people to hell because they refuse to consider your belief that the bible is the inherent word of your psychotic god of hellfire?
Your belief in selected scriptures and your rejection of Matthew 7:1-2 clearly indicates you only accept some of the bible and reject the parts of the bible that don't agree with you, like Matthew 7:1-2 which clearly condemns your behavior.
And than you falsely accuse others of hating the bible just because they won't accept your interpretation of it and bow down to your false god!
Hypocrite!
It is you who hate the bible and twist it to support your sick concept of a psychotic god, rejecting any scripture you disagree with as you pick and chose from isolated snippets you misunderstand!
GOD isn't the psychopath you portray him/her to be.
Do you ever wonder why the historical Jesus never wrote anything down and simply stated that GOD is LOVE?
Probably not. If you read this far, I hope you wake up to the absurdity of your position, dollarsbill.
We all need to get informed as to the evil nature of the Roman hoax of Christianity and it's many derivatives that deny the Jewish GOD and the Jewish Jesus and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!
GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!
Jesus told us "There is none good, but God."

Since: Dec 12

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#92 Feb 13, 2013
Sceptical_Mal wrote:
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My father was a minister, not Satan and you seem to be the top of the class with your lake of fire lies
And many ministers are deceived by Satan, appearing as angles of light. The Pharisees were "men of God," yet Jesus said they were of their father, the devil.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#93 Feb 13, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus told us "There is none good, but God."
and your point?

I am aware of the passage in Luke 18:19 (New International Version,2010)

"19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good, except God alone."

To me it confirms the truth of the Jewish version of a messiah born of man and woman. It makes it clear that Jesus is an ordinary human being that demonstrated the potential that all of us have.

What does this passage say to you?

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#94 Feb 13, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus told us "There is none good, but God."
And just before he said that, he said "Why call me good...". Jesus was clearly saying that he was NOT a god.

Maybe you should learn from what Jesus said about himself.

Since: Dec 12

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#95 Feb 13, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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And just before he said that, he said "Why call me good...". Jesus was clearly saying that he was NOT a god.
Maybe you should learn from what Jesus said about himself.
You mean, "I and my Father are one." You will not change God's unchangeable truths. Time to get right with the LORD of lords, while there is yet time. www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ...

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#96 Feb 13, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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and your point?
I am aware of the passage in Luke 18:19 (New International Version,2010)
"19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good, except God alone."
To me it confirms the truth of the Jewish version of a messiah born of man and woman. It makes it clear that Jesus is an ordinary human being that demonstrated the potential that all of us have.
What does this passage say to you?
I answered that in the above post. Why do people make an entire doctrine out of one line from the Bible?

“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#97 Feb 13, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
<quoted text>You mean, "I and my Father are one." You will not change God's unchangeable truths. Time to get right with the LORD of lords, while there is yet time. www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ...
The Bible says that it is blasphemy to call a man a god, and an abomination to worship anyone other than the God of the Bible, as He revealed Himself to Moses and the children of Israel.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#98 Feb 13, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
<quoted text>I answered that in the above post. Why do people make an entire doctrine out of one line from the Bible?
I don't see it as people making an entire doctrine out of one line. Rather I see it as denying one line to protect an entire doctrine.

We all need to get informed as to the evil nature of the Roman hoax of Christianity and it's many derivatives that deny the Jewish GOD and the Jewish Jesus and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!

GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#99 Feb 13, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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The Bible says that it is blasphemy to call a man a god, and an abomination to worship anyone other than the God of the Bible, as He revealed Himself to Moses and the children of Israel.
Exactly! There's also nowhere, in the ancient Hebrew texts, written that the Messiah will be born of a virgin either.
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#100 Feb 13, 2013
How far are we away? He's not omnipresent, then.
He is Coming Soon wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, England how far you have strayed from the Lord! www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ....
Frank

Fayetteville, NC

#101 Feb 13, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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GOD is LOVE.
Hi,

Since love is a chemical reaction--what does the above mean?

Just curious.

I've heard white hippy/feel-good christian types say this on numerous occasions but don't understand what is meant.

peace

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#102 Feb 14, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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The Bible says that it is blasphemy to call a man a god, and an abomination to worship anyone other than the God of the Bible, as He revealed Himself to Moses and the children of Israel.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, the Prince of Peace" - Isaiah 9:6. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..." - John 1:1, 14. Jesus Christ IS God manifest in the flesh. You either believe and accept it, or you do not. Your choice will determine your eternal destiny. www.scribd.com/doc/31322017 ...

Since: Dec 12

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#103 Feb 14, 2013
Grandpasmurf952 wrote:
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I don't see it as people making an entire doctrine out of one line. Rather I see it as denying one line to protect an entire doctrine.
We all need to get informed as to the evil nature of the Roman hoax of Christianity and it's many derivatives that deny the Jewish GOD and the Jewish Jesus and get involved in restoring true Christianity based on the OMNIPRESENT GOD of Israel to humanity that is even now being found to be in accord with the latest scientific findings concerning the nature of the Cosmos!
GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!
That is exactly what the future apostate religion will preach and its followers believe. Then, the Lord God will judge this idolatrous, harlot faith! Beware the "religion of Nimrod!" www.scribd.com/doc/99737182 ...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#104 Feb 14, 2013
You won't hear this preached at the apostate churches dotting the landscape: "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him." - Psalm 2:12

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#105 Feb 14, 2013
Frank wrote:
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Hi,
Since love is a chemical reaction--what does the above mean?
Just curious.
I've heard white hippy/feel-good christian types say this on numerous occasions but don't understand what is meant.
peace
Well, what you pointed out is what most people think love is, a feeling. And of course feelings can be attributed to chemical causes.

But if you have noticed, I always capitalize LOVE as I am discussing it to differentiate it from the verb, "love", that is simply a feeling based on chemicals as you have correctly stated.

For example "I feel really good when I eat ice cream! In fact I love ice cream!

But LOVE can also be considered a form of consciousness. This is the LOVE that the historical Jesus was referring to when he said "GOD is LOVE" .

He couldn't very well say, "Hey, you fellas have it all wrong! Your patriarchal god of wrath is imaginary!".

But he could say what he did with conviction without stirring up angry feelings that would have had him stoned to death on the spot.

And in exploring the nature of things through scientific inquiry and personal meditation one can confirm for one's self the reality of LOVE as the consciousness that is the foundation of all that exists.

The confirmation that LOVE is the consciousness that is the foundation of all that is can not be expressed in words, it has to be experienced. Once one has been introduced to LOVE, one can begin to grasp the simple message the historical Jesus tried to share with humanity.

This is what is called the "Mystical experience" and is opposed by most of organized Christianity.

This holds true especially with the fundamentalists that ignore this simple truth at the heart of the message of the historical Jesus and focus on the contradictory teachings of Paul that are a throwback to a primitive god that the Jews were beginning to let go of centuries prior to the birth of the historical Jesus in recognition of the OMNIPRESENT GOD that is the LOVE that Jesus pointed towards.

The fundamentalists are actually so opposed to the mystical LOVE that there are actually websites dedicated to claiming that LOVE is from Satan!

But if we research the emerging understanding of the nature of this consciousness at the foundation of our existence as being holographic in nature everything falls into place and the mystical experience is somewhat more comprehensible to the linear biological mind.(of course until one has the mystical experience there will still be a lot of gaps in understanding)

Everything we perceive is actually a projection of this one form of consciousness that some call GOD, some call the Tao, and some simply call LOVE.

We evolve in LOVE from the experiences we have in this predatory universe that ultimately culminate in this realization, the mystical experience.

The many people who have had this experience have had to deal with the limited ability of human language to express it, hence all the confusion today with the many religions founded on poorly understood mystical experiences.

But today, more so than ever before in history, humanity is able to grasp this reality due to our increased scientific understanding of the nature of reality. And we are actually building proofs for the existence of the foundation of consciousness that projects this space time continuum that most of humanity still believes is real.

One interesting experiment is the confirmation of Bell's theorem on entangled particles:

http://www.indiaoz.com.au/hinduism/articles/q...

But of course until we actually meditate on our existence it will be difficult if not impossible to grasp the magnitude of what is being found.

I almost always end my posts with what can be confirmed by anyone willing to put forth the effort:

GOD is LOVE. WE are ALL ONE WITH GOD, even the unloving!

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