Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Slight Detour - URANTIA

Tonight I am listening to The Thinking Atheist podcast episode called Random Reasons 2015 show from the other night. Someone called in about, a RIDICULOUSLY WOO-Y website, and Seth Andrews, THE Thinking Atheist, thought that he needed to have an upcoming show about the weirdest websites on the internet. 

THEREFORE, I had to share something that I came across about thirty years ago and that I have wanted to tell SOMEONE about it for YEARS! 

In the 1980s I bought a book at a yard sale, a book called The Urantia Book. It was a total mind F*@& for a believing twenty year old. I was mesmerized by this crazy book and I read so many of those onion-skin pages!  I remember one night looking cover-to-cover of the huge book (about 2000 pages) trying to figure out the authors of the book only to discover that the book was claimed to have been written by spiritual beings and to have been magically received by a group of Earth friends as fully-formed pages.

I loaned the book out yeeeeeears ago, so it is gone, but happily The Urantia Book has a wonderful website about their book, a book that seems to have been sent by superhumans from out in the cosmos who had communicated with a select group of intellects sometime between the 1920s and the 1950s, sharing their philosophy with Earthlings, all of which was supported by a complicated set of archangels and an Orvonton Commission...of which Jesus was a minor angel, anyway, the book's insights go ON! I'm sure my understanding and memory of the book is pretty dim.

My favorite part of The Urantia Book back in those days was this part where those lost days of Jesus were explained, day by day. LOL
I didn't believe in the book, but I found it amazing that a book like this even existed...

I suggested that Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast check out the website for the Urantia Foundation:

I decided to leave it here for one reason only.
I found that book a long, long time ago and it was SO WEIRD, so very, very weird and I have just never told anyone about that...thought it was time!

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  1. URANTIA is beyong your opinions and beliefs about it...
    According to URANTIA, JESUS is not a minor angel but our local universe God, Son of GOD THE TRINITY (THE ABSOLUTE GOD).
    Some of its accurate advanced science gives testimony to the reality that it is what it claims to be:
    & this is what the URANTIA's celestial authors affirm about itself:
    '92:4.9 5. The Urantia Papers. The papers, of which this is one, constitute the most recent presentation of truth to the mortals of Urantia. These papers differ from all previous revelations, for they are not the work of a single universe personality but a composite presentation by many beings. But no revelation short of the attainment of the Universal Father can ever be complete. All other celestial ministrations are no more than partial, transient, and practically adapted to local conditions in time and space. While such admissions as this may possibly detract from the immediate force and authority of all revelations, the time has arrived on Urantia when it is advisable to make such frank statements, even at the risk of weakening the future influence and authority of this, the most recent of the revelations of truth to the mortal races of Urantia.'
    .LuisMarco., 31, Mexico City


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