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6 years ago  ::  Jun 02, 2008 - 6:36PM #1
Bob_Bennett
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I have found the last 700 pages of the UBook fascinating and helpful, and so I wish there was a lot more action on this board.

Is there not a board host?   If so, why aren't you starting more threads?
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2008 - 9:08AM #2
NothingButLove
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Hi Bob,

This corner has always been quiet, but with the new face of BNet its become a graveyard. As I don't fancy talking to myself, I don't start threads. In any event, my personal preference is to respond to others. As there have been about 1 mil U books sold, one would expect more folks here. There are of course specialist Urantia book forums.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 11:28AM #3
EyesoftheWorld
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Hi. I have the Urantia Book but haven't read the whole thing. I really enjoyed the part about Mithraism. I just recently finished the book "The Recognitions" by William Gaddis, which has a good amount of Mithras related stuff in it.
I found the part of the Urantia Book that explains all of the different universes and beings to be pretty dense and almost overwhelming. I really enjoyed the part about the history of religion on Earth, though I haven't finished it. I also like the part on Jesus' childhood.
Anyway, I'd like to discuss this to the best of my ability, though as I have said, I haven't read the whole thing!
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 11:28AM #4
EyesoftheWorld
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Hi. I have the Urantia Book but haven't read the whole thing. I really enjoyed the part about Mithraism. I just recently finished the book "The Recognitions" by William Gaddis, which has a good amount of Mithras related stuff in it.
I found the part of the Urantia Book that explains all of the different universes and beings to be pretty dense and almost overwhelming. I really enjoyed the part about the history of religion on Earth, though I haven't finished it. I also like the part on Jesus' childhood.
Anyway, I'd like to discuss this to the best of my ability, though as I have said, I haven't read the whole thing!
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 04, 2008 - 3:55PM #5
Amadon
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Greetings Folks,  I just found this forum by way of a Google alert.  It's too bad that there isn't more action on forums like this.  I think there may be too many forums and too few Urantians to populate them.

I talked to my son and we might be willing to host this forum.  Now I just have to find out what the host is supposed to do.  After studying the book for 42 years, I hope I can help answer questions about the Urantia Book.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 22, 2008 - 9:51PM #6
spiritual_tourguide
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Well, so glad I stumbled across this thread. The book screamed at me to buy it something like 10 years ago or so. Melkeizeldek kept following me around. Anyway, I know a handful of folks that have read it, but not any who consider themselves Urantians, myself included. I've not read the whole book and I'm not one to claim something I don't fully understand.
Would one of you knowledgable folks be willing to post a synopsis? Or maybe even a Urantia study thread?
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 25, 2008 - 5:52PM #7
EyesoftheWorld
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[QUOTE=spiritual_tourguide;914797]Well, so glad I stumbled across this thread. The book screamed at me to buy it something like 10 years ago or so. Melkeizeldek kept following me around. Anyway, I know a handful of folks that have read it, but not any who consider themselves Urantians, myself included. I've not read the whole book and I'm not one to claim something I don't fully understand.
Would one of you knowledgable folks be willing to post a synopsis? Or maybe even a Urantia study thread?[/QUOTE]

Well, this is my very limited understanding:
the "civilization" of planets is a rather common event in the Universe and the scope of time Urantia deals with is staggering. There are mind-numbing details of heirarchies and sequences which I could not penetrate. There are a surprising number of nonphysical beings who help things along, so to speak.

on Earth, there are periodic appearances (advents, if you will) of individuals who kind of act like catalysts in their role of helping their fellow humans evolve spiritually, which is the ultimate reality, I think. There seems to be a comparative religious perspective which I really appreciate that understands all religions as various attempts of human cultures pointing at the Divine, each attempt is informed naturally by the setting, language, customs and beliefs of those who do the pointing/writing/oral tradition manifesting.

My favorite part of Urantia may be the part about Mithraism.

Anyone else?
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 12, 2008 - 10:23PM #8
spiritual_tourguide
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[QUOTE=EyesoftheWorld;919601]Well, this is my very limited understanding:
the "civilization" of planets is a rather common event in the Universe and the scope of time Urantia deals with is staggering. There are mind-numbing details of heirarchies and sequences which I could not penetrate. There are a surprising number of nonphysical beings who help things along, so to speak.

on Earth, there are periodic appearances (advents, if you will) of individuals who kind of act like catalysts in their role of helping their fellow humans evolve spiritually, which is the ultimate reality, I think. There seems to be a comparative religious perspective which I really appreciate that understands all religions as various attempts of human cultures pointing at the Divine, each attempt is informed naturally by the setting, language, customs and beliefs of those who do the pointing/writing/oral tradition manifesting.

My favorite part of Urantia may be the part about Mithraism.

Anyone else?[/QUOTE]

That's what I thought was going on! Now I'm gonna have to actually sit down and read it cover to cover just to see if  my own speculations concur with it.  I'm the "universal translator" amongst my friends who range from atheist to gnostic mystics from religions all over the place. This little project should keep me busy for the next few years.
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 16, 2008 - 3:25AM #9
NothingButLove
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spiritual_tourguide wrote:

That's what I thought was going on! Now I'm gonna have to actually sit down and read it cover to cover just to see if  my own speculations concur with it.  I'm the "universal translator" amongst my friends who range from atheist to gnostic mystics from religions all over the place. This little project should keep me busy for the next few years.



Provided you are not expecting the Urantia Book to be without error, you will do just fine. It does not have many errors, in my opinion, and it covers an exceedingly large "area" conceptually. But there are of course some who claim it has no errors. Which is always a dangerous stance, in my view. But depending on one's path, some things potentially won't resonate. Taken on balance, its a remarkable work.

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 03, 2009 - 10:18PM #10
NothingButLove
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This thread looks like it was transferred to the new database out of the correct sequence. I am posting this to see what happens. Its also looks like some quotes just don't display right. I sure hope thats not a widespread thing.

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