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4 years ago  ::  Aug 20, 2010 - 9:30PM #1
David106
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I heard someone make the following joke recently:


First you believe in Santa Claus, then you don't believe in Santa Claus, then you are Santa Claus, then you look like Santa Claus.


How about:


First you believe in God (traditional religion), then you don't believe in God (atheism, agnosticism, skepticism), then you are God (New Age, Eastern religions), then you seem like God (enlightenment, self-realization).


I thought you guys might find this amusing.

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4 years ago  ::  Aug 22, 2010 - 4:20PM #2
Myownpath
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Hmm, actually that pretty much sums up my life... Catholic then atheist, then agnostic then New thought now back to agnostic bordering on atheist........ The difference is that if I cross the line to atheism, I don't think I will look back. Too much is making sense with this secular philosophy.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 02, 2011 - 7:32PM #3
Bob_Bennett
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Hi Myownpath,


Don't know what you are referring to when you say "this secular philosophy", but it can't be ACIM, which is not remotely secular.


 


Bob

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 08, 2011 - 7:31PM #4
Myownpath
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Hi Bob your correct. It has nothing to do with ACIM. I used to attend Unity and study ACIM but I am now on a secular, materialistic path. I like the teaching ACIM has about coming from a place of love, but I have rejected any notion of us sleeping, being in unreality, experiencing an illusion... Furthermore, I do not believe ACIM was channeled from Jesus nor was it from Helen Schucman's higher concsiousness. Schucman was presented with the challenge of "finding a better way" and her intelligence, psychological/therapy background started to stir in her brain and out came ACIM. ACIM is inherently flawed but contains some useful views on how to practically deal with our fellow human beings.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2011 - 5:29PM #5
Bob_Bennett
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Hello myownpath,


 


ACIM is not an evangelistic path, so I will not try and debate your beliefs with you.  As long as they work for you, fine.

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