Religious Absurdities

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And what they say themselves

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And what they say themselves

Note: Contrary to vicious internet rumors we do not support or in any way condone child sexual activity of any sort, child marriage, or any other illegal activity. Nor do we support or condone forced marriages. We believe that parents should NOT seek a spouse for a child where that child has not actively sought for the parents to do so.
Good luck with your attempt at defending this particular group. It looks like they have embarrassingly deleted all content on their website and deleted their facebook page. Apparently they didn't like the negative attention. Oh well. Good riddance.
 





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Perhaps overlooked in the whole polemic against religions is the credulity of those who accept “New Age” or esoteric teachings at face value...

Researching the “Pliadian” Agenda, I came across the following, which seemed as far-fetched as Star-Trek!

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“Noted astrologer and spiritual teacher Barbara Hand Clow channels the voice of Satya, a Pleiadian goddess. Satya describes the huge cosmic drama taking place simultaneously in nine dimensions, with Earth as the chosen theater. The Pleiadians are a group of enlightened beings who believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar will signal a critical leap in human evolution; the Pleiadians will be there to guide us for that leap. This shift is the coming Age of Light, and the entry of our solar system into the Photon Band and the Age of Aquarius.”
 





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Thanks for contribution, but this is a very unfair categorization of this particular thread. Pointing out the myriad of religious absurdities is not necessarily meant in the spirit of hostility against religion itself.
OK - my bad!

I actually described myself as a “Christian Marxist” inasmuch as I still believe that “Religion is the opium of the people”.

I liked Lee Strobel’s quote on religion. I apologise in advance for not being satirical but as I have already annoyed you I might as well be hung for as sheep rather than a lamb!

“Every other faith system I studied during my investigation was based on the “do” plan. In other words, it was necessary for people to do something—for example, use a Tibetan prayer wheel, pay alms, go on pilgrimages, undergo reincarnations, work off karma from past misdeeds, reform their character—to try to somehow earn their way back to God. Despite their best efforts, lots of sincere people just wouldn’t make it. Christianity is unique. It’s based on the “done” plan—Jesus has done for us on the cross what we cannot do for ourselves: he has paid the death penalty that we deserve for our rebellion and wrongdoing, so we can become reconciled with God. I didn’t have to struggle and strive to try to do the impossible of making myself worthy. Over and over the Bible says that Jesus offers forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift that cannot be earned (see Rom. 6: 23; Eph. 2: 8–9; Titus 3: 5). It’s called grace—amazing grace, unmerited favor. It’s available to anyone who receives it in a sincere prayer of repentance. Even someone like me.”
 





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Good luck with your attempt at defending this particular group. It looks like they have embarrassingly deleted all content on their website and deleted their facebook page. Apparently they didn't like the negative attention. Oh well. Good riddance.
I do not need luck, and im not defending anyone. I looked to find what guy says himself and didn't find anything, your link is hearsay at best. I agree that he looks suspect, but i can't find anything controversial said by him, he published a book, but im not going to read it just to prove or disprove your hearsay post...
 





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I do not need luck, and im not defending anyone. I looked to find what guy says himself and didn't find anything, your link is hearsay at best. I agree that he looks suspect, but i can't find anything controversial said by him, he published a book, but im not going to read it just to prove or disprove your hearsay post...
If you're interested... a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the book you mention: https://www.patheos.com/search?q="what+are+you+doing+chapter"
 





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“Noted astrologer and spiritual teacher Barbara Hand Clow channels the voice of Satya, a Pleiadian goddess. Satya describes the huge cosmic drama taking place simultaneously in nine dimensions, with Earth as the chosen theater. The Pleiadians are a group of enlightened beings who believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar will signal a critical leap in human evolution; the Pleiadians will be there to guide us for that leap. This shift is the coming Age of Light, and the entry of our solar system into the Photon Band and the Age of Aquarius.”
Our conversations with other lifeforms have led to a flowering of hyper-archetypal consciousness. Reality has always been buzzing with travellers whose third eyes are transformed into learning. We are in the midst of a transformative invocation of peace that will let us access the dreamtime itself.

Just kidding!! I copy and pasted the paragraph above from this fun website:
New-Age Bullshit Generator
https://sebpearce.com/bullshit/
 





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Our conversations with other lifeforms have led to a flowering of hyper-archetypal consciousness. Reality has always been buzzing with travellers whose third eyes are transformed into learning. We are in the midst of a transformative invocation of peace that will let us access the dreamtime itself.

Just kidding!! I copy and pasted the paragraph above from this fun website:
New-Age Bullshit Generator
https://sebpearce.com/bullshit/
There was me thinking it was a piece of channeled wisdom from the ascended masters at Ashtar Command!