My Search For Truth

As Man Searches for God, I believe God is also searching for Man

So Explain this to me...Why so many Snake Gods?

India of course has countless snake gods..in fact I wonder exactly how many are there? Anybody?
India of course has countless snake gods..in fact I wonder exactly how many are there? Anybody? | Source
Back in the day when if was in to this sort of thing,One of my favourite snake god the Toltec and Aztec   god Ouetzalcoatl" the plumbed serpent". The way he chose to have a relationship with his worshippers were to eat them!
Back in the day when if was in to this sort of thing,One of my favourite snake god the Toltec and Aztec god Ouetzalcoatl" the plumbed serpent". The way he chose to have a relationship with his worshippers were to eat them! | Source

A God of our own understanding?

Though My life I have pursued many paths and life views, and there were times I thought I found what I was seeking, only to become disillusioned or frustrated later on. There had been also times in my young life, I have had what I could only describe as "spiritual awakenings" but what spirit was behind these "awakenings"? Did it have my best interest at heart? Another thing to ponder...was these experiences all just my imagination, was I wanting something to be real, so bad, that it became real to me?

In fact that is what some people try to to tell me...that it is all in my head! If this is so then, why is it this way? What is the source of this disillusion? For if we are just some kind of happy accident, that has managed to somehow beat the odds and survive, what is the point of that survival? Why did our brains develop in a way that would make us think we found something when in fact there is nothing to be found?

The whole idea that we have evolved out of nothing for no apparent reason, just does not make since to me. No matter how I have tried to understand the perspective that we are "just here" and the only meaning in life is what we bring to it. One of the reason I have trouble buying into this concept, is that I look at the lives of those who say that there is no law giver no designer and no purpose outside of what they themselves have grasped. When I have taken the time to truly observe these peoples lives, they seemed rather...vague and empty! Now these people will swear all over themselves that they have meaning in there lives, and at first glance this may seem true. But go ahead and dig a little deeper!

What I have found with a majority of people who claimed to not believe in any form of Higher Power there was always something that had control over them! There was something that ruled their lives! It could be Money, power, or pleasure! One way or another, there was something or some ideal that drove them, gave them purpose. They were worshiping something in one form or another.

This is something that I have always believed; that there is something in us that needs something greater than ourselves to be real! Take the Atheist for example; some I have met seemed like they have become committed to proving to others that God does not exist! They can often be more enthusiastic or zealous than any missionary for God that I have met! Why are they so driven? Are they really that confronted by the belief that there is a God? Or is it just the Christian concept of God that they have a problem with?

I have shared some already about my own personal search for meaning and what life was all about, and in this writing I will attempt to fill in some of the blanks of how I came to were I am now. Since I know that many of you have not read all of my articles about how I found my way back to Christianity, I will break my own rule, and repeat some of what I have spoken of in other writings. However, to get a better grasp of the process that I went though, I will supply links to some of my work that may produce a better understanding of how I got to were I am now.

Early in my life, my family was not very religious. My Grandmother worked at a huge Presbyterian church as a secretary up until I was about seven.This, however was just a job for her, and she was pretty much Agnostic until later in life when she started leaning towards Buddhism. My father however, was not at all religious, even though he would take us kids to a First Christchurch until I was (once again) about seven. Looking back on it now, It was at this age that many things happened that would greatly influence my life. The first of this, is that my mother had Tuberculosis and ended up in the hospital for about a year.

This was extremely tough on me, for my father had to be on the road all the time, so I was pretty much raised by my oldest sister who is eight years older than myself. She had to grow up real fast to take responsibility for raising my other sister and I.

It was during this time that strange things started happening in my young life. These experience could be interpreted many different ways, like a over active imagination or other reasons like withdrawing into a fantasy world. All I can say is that for me, these experiences were quite real at the time.

The first experience is one I speak about in "From Satanist to Salvation" and was when I was hit by a car and then found myself "out of my body". This was the first time I started wondering if there was something more to life than what meats the eye. Even though I was not severely hurt, that experience seemed to trigger something within me. As I said before, it opened a door. I became what many people may call as a "sensitive" for I became aware of things that other people seem to not be aware of . My dreams became more vivid and I would "see things" on regular basses.

This increased for two years until my middle sister became sick with Cancer and died. It was on the night that she died, I would receive the most profound vision of that time. It was the vision of my sister laying in a coffin! To backtrack just a bit, I should mention that my mother became quite religious when she was in the hospital and became a convert of the church of Seventh Day Adventist.

One thing I should tell you about that religion is that "they" are strongly convinced that when a person dies they have gone "to sleep" until they "wake up" for one of two resurrections-the resurrection of "the saved" or the resurrection of "the lost". Any contact with spirits would be look at as of the Devil! Since I did not want to be looked at as "evil" at that time in my life, I keep my vision to myself!

I tried my best to be a good Christian boy, and managed to be that up until I was about fourteen years of age. I was going to a "good" privet Christian school, were I found I did not belong. I was constantly pick upon and was encouraged by my parents to "turn the other check." This would only add to my problems until one day I lost my temper. I ended up beating the kid to a pulp- from that moment things changed. I became very respected and I found my first drug of choice...Adrenalin brought on by RAGE!

I bring this up in this writing for it was this rage that influenced me even in the "spiritual path" that I latter became attracted to...It was the attitude of SATANISM towards or about rage that attracted me more than any other aspect! There was of course, much more to it than that, for I have begun to doubt that Christianity was all it was cracked up to be. I became fascinated by the concept that man created God. If that was so, I wanted to dig down into the dirt of history and discover just when and how God was created by man.

This is why I became deeply involved in studying the myths around the world. I wanted to know how much truth were actually in those myths. At this point in my life, I was more interested in the darker aspects of spirituality. After all, the concept of Unconditional Love seemed too sugar-coated and just plan unreal. In many ways my quest for knowledge turned me into a armature Archaeologist and I travailed the South-West exploring the ruins of the Navajo, and Hopi Indians. Then, later on, the Toltec, Aztec and the Mayan cultures of Mexico.

I became obsessed with the Occult and New Age concepts and read all the main Occult and New Age writers of the seventies and eighties. My favorite was Carlos Casanata and adopted his beliefs and "grafted" them into my "self-styled Satanism." I experimented with his techniques and received a certain degree of results from his practice. However, his concepts did not line up well with what others were discovering about the Toltec, which he claimed to be the root of his belief.

In my detailed search for how and when man created the concept of god, I soon reached certain conclusions. I realized when you started observing religious beliefs though out the world, some concepts would repeat themselves over and over again. The main Deity that was worshiped more than any other was some kind of sun god. This made since to me, because of the fact that the sun is vital to our survival. The other symbol for god that did not make since to me at first, was the use of either a serpent ( snake) or dragon. The snake as a god was worshiped in places were snakes are not even indigenous like Ireland. This got me thinking about the Bible's claim that Satan was the "god of this world" and that serpents and dragons is one of the main symbol of Satan made me start to wonder what was the true connection with these symbols.

Another thing I became aware about was the fact that many of the gods associated with different cultures, depicted their gods as quite cruel! I have heard many complain about the Old Testament concept of God, but that concept of God does not even compare slightly to say, Zeus who swallowed five of his own children! Then there is the thousands of men who were sacrificed to the Aztec sun god. Another thing is, there seem to be a obsession with child sacrifice with countless gods throughout the world. Also, the concept of holy war is not restricted to the Bible or the Koran- for I found them even the compassionate Buddhist have had brutal wars between the different Buddhist sects. Over and over again, one sect or religion has tried to annihilate others who did not agree with their religion.

As my search continued I reached a point in which The Black Arts became less attractive as it once was. I started to explore other forms of witchcraft (like Wicca) but, after discovering that much of the "roots" of Wicca could not be proven, I perceived this "religion" as just a good excuses to get naked, wasted and party!

Then in the midst of my darkness....In spite of myself, something happened to me that was beyond my power and my understanding. I will not go into the details in this hub, for since I have submitted this story else were, it would be a conflict of interest to publish it here as well. What I can tell is that I was caught in a undertow while traveling in Mexico and should have died. But instead a peaceful power that I had never experienced before came over me, and next thing I knew I was on the beach! This had nothing to do with adrenalin, for if you remember, I was already adrenalin junky. I did not pray in any form, I just gave up and surrendered to my death! However, something was not going to let me die, and this power had nothing to do with me!

You see, I know all about self hypnosis and will power, and have seen extraordinary things happen from the power of one's mind. This was not a example of mind over matter! For this was not the first time that this sort of thing happened to me.There had been many times that I should have been killed but was not.

Eventually, I started practicing Buddhism; for seven years and yet, I found some of the same problems within Buddhism as fundamental Christianity. I found that Buddhism to have many positive aspects to it...even so, looking back on my life I now understand that their is a force greater than myself that has a destiny set aside for me. In spite of myself God showed up! I was a person who despised Christianity to the point that I swore that I would kill my self if I found it to be true. I latterly sold my soul to the devil....A CONTRACT SIGNED IN BLOOD! Praise God that the blood of Jesus Christ is stronger than that! His love can over ride anything that we might have done! But first we must get out of the way!





Angles in Action

Jesus Christ is not Santa Claus!

When I returned to Christianity I came back kicking and screaming! I have had God intervene in my life time and time again, for I had tried to kill myself in many different situations and it became clear to me that God wanted me alive for a reason! I have also witness many other miracles in lives of many people...in spite of their own lives. I have heard the testimony of recovering addicts who should have died but did not. One man I know was shot on three separate occasions, and each time it should have been fatal. And yet he survived. Not because he believed he would survive or that he even wanted to survive. He survived because God was not though with him yet.

Others die in freak accidents that should of not taken there lives, for God was in control. Of course there will always be sceptics. No matter what happens in their lives they will refuse to believe. This is a example of free will. However the Bible makes the claim that eventually every one will come to admit that Jesus is Lord.

One thing I want to make clear, for it has been made clear to me, is that God is not a Santa Claus figure searching the world to find out who is "naughty" and who is "nice". God is about relationship; for even when I was "naughty" he reached out for me. In fact that is what God has done from the very beginning when Adam first sinned...God sought him out in the Garden. If you really truly want to find God you will find him! The bottom line is...it won't be on your terms...for if defiantly was not on mine!


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lolervin 5 years ago from Here

I'm glad you took you'r time to write this. Nice points by the way xD

Good luck


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you lolervin for stopping in and welcome to HubPages!


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lolervin 5 years ago from Here

Thank you, i enjoy reading you'r hubs. Good luck in the future with you'r hubs =)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

Very interesting. I am really interested in spiritual experiences. There seems to be more to the human psyche than first meets the eye. There are unexplained mysteries, which continue to fascinate me.

None of this, though, is proof that anything in the Bible is correct. It may be that bible-writers had also experienced apparently supernatural events and that the Bible stories were the result of those experiences, and how they were interpreted.

May I just comment on something you wrote:

"Take the Atheist for example; some I have met seemed like they have become committed to proving to others that God does not exist! They can often be more enthusiastic or zealous than any missionary for God that I have met! "

I think that atheists are so vilified and mocked, by certain fundamentalist Christians, that they simply want to explain their own positions ~ and some are so angered by the way that science is derided and disbelieved, even to the extent that children are being denied a full education, that they want to point out how wrong this is.

Christians and other believers put their message across in church, on paper, on the Internet, on TV, etc, etc, etc, and they accuse atheists of being very evil people. Can you really blame these atheists for standing up for themselves and their ideas?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello Trish so nice of you to pop in! Let us back up here a minute and take a look who started this fight in the first place. We will do some time travelling back to the time of the cold war when the Soviet Union held the point of view that "they" would see the death of the United States. For The Soviets are not only communist but also Atheists. Then let us jet over to China were Communist has come against almost every spiritual belief system, be it Christian, Buddhist or any other concept. I could write a hub on the subject, and in fact this is what I plan to do.

However, let me close on personal note. When I was still a practising Satanist, I was approached by the Communist Party for they heard I was a "radical" and would embrace their philosophy. I had to disappoint them by saying..."sorry, being a Satanist I can not buy into the Atheist view point." This rocked their little world for they thought some how being anti Christian made me anti the United States!

BTW, the Soviet Union fell apart shortly after the Berlin Wall came crashing down, but the U.S is still here, even though I believe it is in serous trouble. One of the reasons I believe it is in such a mess is the fact that "we" as a Nation is turning it's back on God.

So, from my point of view, the fundamentalist may have good cause to strike against the Atheist, because many of them remember the cold war and the lessons that were learned from it.

That is my story...And you know the rest!


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Trish said:

"...and some are so angered by the way that science is derided and disbelieved, even to the extent that children are being denied a full education...."

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Denied a FULL education? Don't you mean spared from full indoctrination?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Trish, you also state that science is "derided and disbelieved" which is the complete opposite that I see happening....Over and over again we are told about the absoluteness of evolution as Darwin dictates it to be. It is getting were this is the only concept that is excepted. Is this really fair?


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Trish:

I have got to say that I honestly don't know what you are looking at, because your philosophies and observations do not seem to be centered on reality and truth has become a major inconvenience or something to be avoided.

Please know, however, that I do not blame you for your condition. I believe you would have been far better off not to have received a "full education", because your indoctrination is complete. The systematic brainwashing that you have received will not allow you to comprehend truth or accept reality. What you "know" to be true is what your programmers have told you is truth. What you see with your eyes has been tainted through the power of suggestion by social engineers and mind control experts. In a sense, your mind is no longer your own.

Fact is, when one is indoctrinated or brainwashed, the recipient is no longer able to make judgments or come to conclusions on their own. Instead, preprogrammed material is fed to the recipient until they're unable to think on their own or see the world for what it is.

The very fact that your preprogrammed opinion is echoed by the masses, scientific community, and throughout all Academia, is proof positive that indoctrination has occurred on a large level. The opinions you espouse are not something that a normal human being would conclude without a thorough brainwashing.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Strong words LR, and it is a message that is of vital importance for I feel that in many ways we are living in "the Matrix" were illusion is the norm and the masses are okay with that! I have spoke in other hubs about how our society has become hypnotised. The bottom line for me is that we are engaged in a very real spiritual war. Our enemy is becoming desperate for he knows the clock is ticking!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

I don't think that some Believers actually realise what is levelled at atheists.

For one, they are constantly told that they are sinners deserving of hell. That is not nice!

And have you seen this Washington Post item?

Quote; 'A new study finds that atheists are among society’s most distrusted group, comparable even to rapists in certain circumstances'.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/h..._washin...

This sort of thing is what atheists constantly have to deal with ~ especially, I would say, in the USA.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello Lone Ranger :)

May I respond by saying that I do not understand what you are looking at, either, but I can assure you that my conclusions are based in reality and truth.

And please do not apportion any blame for me having the opinions that I have. I have not been apportioning blame on your behalf. You believe what you believe and that is up to you. I just disagree.

And my conclusions are, indeed, those of a well educated person. I have had an excellent education, at some of the best establishments in England.

I have not been indoctrinated with anything, or brainwashed. You have no idea what my education entailed. My conclusions are my own ~ and I am perfectly able to comprehend various matters. To say otherwise is actually insulting. I wouldn't be so rude as to say such things to other members.

Who are these 'programmers' you seem to know about? My school teachers were mostly Christian. Christianity is the state religion here in England. When I was at school, we had a Christian service every morning.

My mind is very much my own. If we are going to accuse people of being brainwashed, then I would say that the evidence is more likely to support the brainwashing of believers, not agnostics.

Indoctrinated? Brainwashed? Unable to make judgments? Unable to draw conclusions on my own? Preprogrammed? Unable to think on my own? Unable to see the world for what it is?

This is unbelievably rude and condescending! You do not know me, yet you feel that you can make these negative personal comments! How would you feel if I did this to you?

My supposedly 'preprogrammed opinion', if, indeed, 'echoed by the masses, scientific community, and throughout all Academia', is actually 'proof positive' that intelligent people are being educated appropriately, and are not, thankfully, being indoctrinated by extreme religious mythologies.

You state: 'The opinions you espouse are not something that a normal human being would conclude without a thorough brainwashing'.

Again, very insulting.

Not normal??

Thoroughly brainwashed??

Again, I ask, how would you respond if I insulted you in this manner ~ yet it is often accepted that religious believers may well be brainwashed.


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Trish said:

"I don't think that some Believers actually realise what is levelled at atheists. For one, they are constantly told that they are sinners deserving of hell. That is not nice!"

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I, for one, don't think enough is leveled at Atheists. I think they should be held accountable for their twisted thought processes and their inability to critically analyze that which is before them.

Then, let us take into account the hundreds of millions of murders and crimes this group has levied toward humanity and it becomes clear that their philosophy of mediocrity and religion of meaninglessness forge each and every one into ticking time-bombs waiting to go off. Question is: Will you be one of them?

Let me be brutally honest: The sands of the hour-glass are running down, so I do not have the luxury of being "nice" and if I end up offending your delicate sensibilities, then I hope you can find it within your heart to forgive me.

My purpose is not to be offensive, but I guess I care less about being "offensive" and more about delivering a heavy dose of truth-serum in hopes of bringing you out of your stupor.

The truth is that I am willing to engage in a spiritual and philosophical battle with you so your conscience can overcome its conflict with your mind. The bottom line is that I care about you, Trish, and what happens to you and your family. Please understand that sometimes one has to be cruel to be kind!

Best wishes - L.R.

P.S. We are all sinners and deserving of Hell-fire and none of us are "good" enough to make it to Heaven on our own. This is where Christ comes in, because He, and He alone, holds the key to our salvation and eternal life.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

I guess the first thing I need to say to Trish is that I have come to realise that I also can not afford to be politicly correct. The Apostles were also extremely outspoken and bold in presenting the message of a resin Savour. They pushed the heck out the buttons of the Jewish leaders and were persecuted intensely for it.

There are many subjects I could chose to write about that may in the long run be better at producing a extra income here on HP. However, that is not why I write. I write the things I write because I feel that this is part of my mission.

I do not wish to beat people over the head as means of getting my jollies. I am not here to judge-I am here to plant spiritual seed and then help water the seeds that others plant. My goal is to do so with love; and sometimes that love can come across as harsh. I am also not here to argue, which is the reason I will let some comments ride without a rebuttal. I try too respond on those issues that I deem vital to promote the Kingdom of God. For I have become convinced that it is indeed at hand!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Ok, let's be clear here. Lone Ranger's comments are exactly the sort of thing that I am talking about, when I mention the negative treatment received by atheists ~ and agnostics, too.

I'm afraid that it simply is not acceptable, to say that atheists and agnostics deserve strong words, and that they are not criticised enough ~ even if you think that you are saying these things for our own good.

We don't all deserve hell-fire. Most of us are quite decent reasonable people ~ and, remember, if God made us, then he made us as we are.

Christianity has been responsible for some truly horrific behaviour ~ for many deaths and much suffering ~ and the Bible condones extreme cruelty. It is full of God's cruelty and violence.

Religious extremism is where cruelty seems to thrive ~ along with self-righteousness. Christian attitudes to Hell exemplify this self-rightousness cruelty, in my opinion.

Atheists responsible for 'hundreds of millions of murders and crimes'?! ~ I think not! Maybe power-crazed leaders, who are involved in some religious, or religio-political movement, perhaps.

I'm afraid that political correctness has become necessary, if we do not wish to fall foul of the law, because personal insults are simply not considered acceptable. And personal insults should not be considered acceptable. They do not belong in intelligent debate and discussion.

Why should I, and others, accept such insults? Why should I be insulted by people, who think that I deserve hell, or whatever, simply because I do not accept that the writings of an ancient nomadic tribe contain the word of God?

These are interesting discussions ~ and some of the content is bound to be of a personal nature, but there is no need to level personal insults at people. The discussion should remain as objective as possible. I don't insult the Christian fundamentalists, even though I think that their beliefs are wrong and that their understanding of science is largely incorrect. It is not 'truth serum', in my opinion.

Now, Highvoltagewriter, I think that it has become very clear why atheists feel that they have to stand up for themselves.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

But then you have the evolutionist that have brutally attacked me and many other Christian writers because we do not buy into the beliefs they see as fact. This is why I avoid the forms....you speak of the God of the Old Testament condoning cruelty? You should check out the Aztec gods! I keep hearing that argument and yet, if you really would study other religions you would be thankful that some of those religions did not survive!


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Trish missed the target again by stating:

"We don't all deserve hell-fire. Most of us are quite decent reasonable people ~ and, remember, if God made us, then he made us as we are."

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No, Trish, God gave you life but you have chosen to be what you are.

Now, let's get this straight: We all deserve Hell-fire, because we all have fallen short of the glory of God. On the great scales of life, we all have come up wanting.

Heaven will be my eternal home, not because I am a great man or even a good man, but because I have believed the words of Christ and believe in the historic events surrounding His crucifiction and resurrection. This is why I know He is the Son of God and why I call Him "Lord of Lords and King of Kings".

P.S. More than 500 people saw Christ walking around after His death on the cross, but not one person has ever seen one species evolving into another. As I stated before, you have more faith than I do.

P.S.S. HighVoltage, I am very concerned; have you heard from Magnoliazz? Do you know what has become of her? If not, will you please pray for her safety and well-being? She has not appeared in 2 months and quite frankly, I am worried about her and miss her! Thank you, my friend. Best wishes - L.R.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

LR, I just shot over to her site and left her a note. I see that someone is accusing her of stilling her online 'handle' from another. Besides this, I do not know were "your dove" could be hiding! :)

P.S. She usually pops in to comment on my hubs, but have not done that for....about two months.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Highvoltagewriter, I have studied many subjects over many years ~ I know about the Aztecs. Actually, they support my argument ~ that religion can encourage people to behave very cruelly.

I appreciate that there may be a lot of nastiness on some forums, but a religion forum will attract specific people. I am talking about society in general, where Atheists are distrusted and disliked for no reason, other than that they are atheists.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi Lone Ranger.

Thank you for your good wishes ~ but you have not fully understood what I meant.

If God has made us, in his own image, then we must be limited by what God supposedly put into us. If we are all deserving of hell, then he must have made us capable of great sin ~ because only very great sin could justify eternal pain and suffering. If he created us, then we can only be what he allowed us to be.

But no, I certainly do not accept that we all deserve hell fire. For heavens sake! Such cruelty for simply being human! What person would wish such suffering on his own creation. I certainly would hate to imagine my own children suffering at all!

I have been told, before, by certain Christians, that they would spend eternity in Heaven, while I am turned away from the pearly gates. What an unpleasant way to think! I cannot believe that anyone hard-hearted enough to accept that their friends, and others, might be suffering eternal pain and damnation, could be deserving of the apparent joys of 'heaven'.

And no! There is not one iota of proof that anyone saw Jesus after his death. There is little or no real evidence that Jesus even existed. He probably did, but he may not have. You may argue against that point, but it is the truth. The gospels were 'good news' stories ~ not history. They cannot be taken as proof of anything.

Furthermore, the acknowledged oldest of the four canonical gospels ~ the one on which much of the others may well be based ~ did not even have a resurrection story.

People do not watch species evolving into other species day by day, because it is a very slow process ~ though we do know that viruses evolve very quickly. There is current evidence of evolution in action and there is fossil evidence, DNA evidence, and lots of other evidence for evolution. Man has even harnessed this natural phenomenon, in order to breed dogs from wolves and different dogs for early dogs. Same with lots of flowers. It is very clear that this happens and so obvious that it cannot be denied. It does not require faith; it just requires a bit of unbiased objective reading. It's not 'an atheist belief'. Many Christians accept it.

I would be interested to know whether you think that Christian evolutionists belong in hell, too?!

Has anyone actually seen God create the heavens and the earth or mould a woman out of a man's rib? ~ No, of course not. So why say that an evolutionist needs more faith than a creationist? It it simply untrue.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Here is something to look at as in regards to the validity of Jesus....http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4223639/...


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

At first glance, Tacitus looks very convincing, but further scrutiny raises questions.

The Annals were not discovered until the 15th century, and the earliest known copy is 11th century. Thus there was plenty of time for anything to be added to the original ~ whenever that original may have been written.

The original was supposed to have been written somewhere around 117 AD, so, even if the reference to 'Christ' is genuine, it is not contemporary.

The reference is really to Christians, rather than to Jesus. Yes, it notes that these Christians were followers of Christus, who 'was Put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign Of Tiberius', but, if Jesus had ever lived, he was long dead by this time ~ indeed he had died several years before Tacitus was even born.

It is possible that Tacitus had seen some early Christians, and heard stories about Jesus. Paul and others had been spreading the word. No-one doubts that Christians existed, and many of them must have believed the stories that they had heard.

Since we do not have original or even early copies of Tacitus's Annals, these writings may not be genuine. Alternatively, they may have been altered by scribes over the years.

Even if they are genuine and unaltered, they only tell us that, many years after Jesus is said to have died, there were Christians in Rome and that Tacitus wrote very briefly about them.

Tacitus was not even a contemporary of Jesus, but he included a note that the Christians were named for 'Christus', who was executed by Pilate. This origin was probably fairly well-known, because of missionaries like Paul ~ and even he had never met Jesus. Many of these early Christians would not have seen Jesus, either, but, like Tacitus, they may have heard stories. The gospels contained good news stories

Plus, it is worth remembering that there was more than one claimant to the position of Messiah / Christ

Thus, Tacitus's writings cannot be taken as proof of the existence of Jesus. Maybe they could be considered evidence, but not reliable evidence, because they are not contemporary, and they only tell us what is obvious ~ that Christians belonged to a group which was supposed to have been founded by an executed Messiah or Christ, whom Tacitus had never met, and to whom he only refers briefly.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

First of all as a artist I have often thought about where imagination comes from . . . I suspect that much of it is plucked from the God Mind or that our higher self (soul) interprets for us in images we can understand, still working on that theory.

I agree that all of us have a purpose . . . which is to learn the human experience, we are given a clean slate upon birth or carnation into this dimension and away we go. Until that particular lesson is learned we remain here.

All of us are immortal, we do not die as we have been conditioned to believe and fear. Upon physical death we are able to review the lesson and either return to continue more lessons or stay and learn from the masters that have gone before us.

Many of the questions you have can and will be answered if one learns to trust the heart and that gift given to us all, instinct (God given of course).

Simple ask the question . . . a prayer if you will and learn to 'see and feel' the answer. It maybe obvious it may not.

My Higher Power or God if you will is Unconditional Love and Truth, we all are creators just as he/she is so we must create by giving and expect absolutely nothing in return.

Hey if it was easy what would life be for, anybody could do it!

Off to read more of your hubs!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello somethingblue, it took me a long time too reach the conclusions that I have finally reached and once you read more of my hubs you will have a better understanding that have been in a similier frame of mind that you are now.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Wow, this is one crazy story here, I had some crazy times in my life to, but nothing like yours, wow. You been through a great deal soul searching to arrive back in a place you once despised is kind of weird to me, but at least its a true testimony of yours. Voted up!


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stayabovewater 4 years ago

I can not believe people think that as time has gone on that monkey's stopped turning into humans. What was the cause of the process to no longer exist. Sometimes the Bible can lose people but this process still exists today in the medias we use today. I do not see any monkeys becoming more human like today. I am sorry but the theory should not even be taught as it is in our public schools. If it has any good at all it is to make the generations start asking questions about what is the truth.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you stayabovewater for your insights! I have written three hubs about the foolishness of evolution and yet there are those who are convenced it is true, so who are you going to believe, God or man?


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Highvoltagewriter,a very interesting and twisted journey down a long and winding road of a much sort after spiritual life. I am so glad to hear you have found a relationship with God and joined your heart with his love.

Vote up and more !!!


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vector7 4 years ago

God has blessed you with amazing wisdom.. I will be reading as much of your writing as I can tomorrow, aside from my Bible reading.

I am amazed at you. You're a revelation from God to me. He literally speaks through you, to me. I can't wait for tomorrow.

God bless you voltage and thank you for sharing the truth.

I for one appreciate it more than you'll ever know.

-v7


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magnoliazz 4 years ago from Wisconsin

I truly enjoy your hubs. You are so REAL. God had plans for you all along.

If not for God, I would have never made it through this last round of health problems. I don't know how people who don't believe in anything ever get over any kind of crisis in their lives.

So tell Lone Ranger I am back again, hopefully for good this time. I am sorry I just dropped out of sight, but things were a bit overwhelming. I missed my hubpages friends.

Pray for me, I would really apprecite that.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello Highvoltagewriter,

Why do you call evolution 'foolishness'?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello my dear friend, it is so good to see you back and of course I will pray for you! I have not been very active at HP AND I have not heard a peep from LR for quite some time. God willing I will be back in the saddle again stronger than ever!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

I guess for the similar reason evolutionist think the Bible is foolish. When I finish my next hub about "the evolution of Atheism" I will explain more. I have not been very active lately with hub writing, too many other things have come up. And yet, when I return it will be with a big BANG! :)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello again HighVoltageWriter :)

Well, since Christianity relies on the Bible for its very existence, and since many Christians are evolutionists, then I don't think that it can be true that all evolutionists think that the Bible is foolish.

Personally, I think that the Bible is an interesting and valuable set of documents. I think that Genesis, if true in any way, is allegorical.

But, returning to evolution ~

~ it is backed up by scientific knowledge, to the extent that it is as proven as any fact. To dismiss it is like dismissing gravitational theory. To call it foolish makes little sense to me. What is foolish about it?

Evolutionary theory is the result of hard work, research and experimentation by some of the cleverest and most highly educated minds on earth. This cannot simply be dismissed.

On the other hand, the Bible cannot be proven, in any way, and it has stories about clay men coming to life. These stories are as reasonable as the stories of Thor and Apollo, yet I am guessing that you might consider those to be foolish tales, while not questioning the logic of the Bible's contents.

Even if it turned out that the Bible was correct, that would still not make evolutionary theory foolish.

Evolution occurs. It occurs, with or without God.

Had you considered that, if it occurs with God ~ as many Christians believe ~ then calling evolution 'foolish' is equivalent to describing God's work as foolish?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

You should check out the question I asked regarding your question for the first woman who responded has quite profound answer!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Evolution is a theory backed by nothing but conjecture, the missing link hasn't been found because it doesn't exist. Because one doesn't believe in the foolishness of the evolution theory doesn't make them a creationist.

Genesis was taken from far older stories from the ancient Sumerians, which in turn got their stories from even more ancient sources. Yes, the Bible is an interesting book but much of what is written is taken from other sources of information.

Evolution was created for the masses that were incapable of thinking for themselves but were beginning to doubt the veracity of religion.

The theory of Evolution is Beyond Absurd and although I don't doubt for a minute that all species evolve over time mankind did not evolve from apes. Apes evolved from apes and mankind evolved from mankind, however our origins are another matter entirely.

Too many sheeple confuse the topic of evolution with the creation of our species, which aren't even related!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Okay, there it is, yet another take on it coming from someone who DOES NOT buy into the Christianity but also thinks that the form of evolution in which we evolved from apes is absurd!I said before and I will say again...give science enough time and it will change its view as it has over and over again!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi again :)

But scientific views are meant to change.

If 'science' had all of the answers, and the scientific community knew that it had all of the answers, then it would simply stop.

Science is always an ongoing study.

It is all about questioning, experimentation, checking and re-checking ~ and then re-checking, again, when new information is discovered.

Scientists are only human. Some make mistakes. Of course they do. Some can be very arrogant and may refuse to acknowledge that scientists can be mistaken. But that doesn't mean that all scientific knowledge should be dismissed.

Ideas on evolutionary theory have changed, are changing and will continue to change, but that doesn't make evolution 'foolish'.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

so what are you saying...they will keep guessing tell they get it right?


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Scientific theories are definitely not guesswork.

Scientific hypotheses may possibly be considered educated 'guesswork', but no-one ever learns anything without looking into new ideas, suggestions, hypotheses, etc.

Science is a study by people educated in their subject.

Scientists don't all, always, get it right, but, without them, we would be a whole lot more ignorant than we are ~ not to mention the fact that we would not have all our medical advances without them.


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

"I have not heard a peep from LR for quite some time." - HighVoltage

Well, actually you have, my friend, and you are already one of my esteemed "followers".

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

HighVoltage;

It has been a little while since we last talked, my friend, but not as long as you may think.

Your favorite masked crusader had to change his moniker to "C.J. Sledgehammer", because the Hub gods would not let me begin my own Hubpage using a name that was already in existence, even if it were my own.

Now, you don't need to run on over and sign-up to "follow" me right away, because you already have. :0)

I just left you a message about five minutes ago on this very Hub, under my alter ego...C.J. Sledgehammer, but either your filter snatched it up or I accidently forgot to press "post comment".

Best wishes, behave, and be well - L.R. a.k.a. C.J. Sledgehammer


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

CJ Slammer! Man I guess I have not been paying attention! You think I would be able to recognize your writing style bkut some how I missed the connection! I myself have not written much for HP as late for I am trying to finish my book!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

So Trish I am not against science as I think I made clear before...just some of the concepts brought about by science.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

I agree that scientists do not always get it right. I have been quite critical of the 'know it all' stance of some, who cannot see the wood for the trees, but the same can be said for creationists, who simply reject science, just because it does not fit with a belief ~ a belief, not proven knowledge. I find both examples very frustrating.


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

So, how is your book progressing? How much longer until its anticipated completion?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

I am right smack dab in the middle of it and since I have other irons in the fire, I can not commit all the energy I want to it, so it will probably take about year to finish it.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

BTW Trish, I have not had one Christian who answered my question claim to believe in evolution...I will give it a week and see if there are any takers...I know they are out there! :)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Perhaps I'll ask about this as an open question. :)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

I asked this on the forum:

'I would like to know, please, if any Christian members of this community accept evolutionary theory as true; or if anyone knows any Christians, who believe that evolution is true?'

Later, I clarified matters a bit, by adding this:

'Just to explain this thread a little better....

In the 'comments' section of his hub 'My Search For Truth', Highvoltagewriter wrote: "BTW Trish, I have not had one Christian who answered my question claim to believe in evolution...I will give it a week and see if there are any takers...I know they are out there!"

So I am wondering ~ are they out there in Hubland, and, if so, will they will make themselves known?'

If you want to take a look, it's here:

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/95703


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

In the end this proves nothing...for if you buy into the concept that we evolved from Primates it tosses the Gospel out with the bathwater! I mean did Jesus also die for "Java Man"? ;)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

It simply proves that there are, indeed, Cheristians, who accept evolution ~ even if they did not respond to your hubs.

It also proves that there are Christians, who find the two areas incompatible.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

But you still did not answer my question...did Jesus die for Java man? :)


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Interesting, thought provoking and a brilliant read. Thank you.


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Felina Margetty 4 years ago from New York, New York

Man alive, you inspired comments with this one. One might say your subject was high voltage.I only know this God loves me and cares for me and brings me all good things!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello :)

I am not convinced that Jesus ever lived or died at all ~ for Java man or anyone else :)

Do you think that he died for Neanderthal man?


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Trish:

Christ's existence is provable, yet you refuse to believe the believable, all-the-while believing in the indefensible and endorsing that which is an impossibility.

You are the perfect example of someone who doesn't seek truth...you seek something that supports your personal desires and then you root for a specific outcome (bias), which then clouds your judgement and leads you further into error.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Nope! But maybe the Piltdown Man or the Nebraska Man....I know he died for me, that is what is important!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Yes, Highvoltagewriter, I realise that you feel that you know this and that for you, this is what is important. I accept that :)


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello again CJ Sledgehammer :)

Actually, Jesus Christ's existence is not provable, otherwise there would be no ongoing argument about it and no-one would need to bother to publish books on the subject.

I would respectfully suggest that perhaps you, yourself, 'refuse to believe the believable, while believing in the indefensible and endorsing that which is an impossibility' and that you, yourself, reject the truth and 'seek something that supports your personal desires and then you root for a specific outcome (bias), which then clouds your judgement and leads you further into error'.

Sorry, but there it is. :)


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Wow, we actually agree on something! You know I been researching a lot about the Neanderthal and the different theories on why they disappeared. I found a interesting hub on the subject that I somehow manged to not bookmark so I will have to look up again...The author made comparison with our own race that I found pretty profound. He had reached the conclusion that we may even share the same fate with the Neanderthal! I will find the link and then supply it here on this site.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi again :)

Well, this is a subject, where the experts have been changing their minds: are are we related to Neanderthals and, if so, how closely? Another fascinating topic.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Here is that link..http://hubpages.com/education/Einsteins-Idiots-15...

It is a educational and fun read...I would like your commits on this one.


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Trish said:

"Actually, Jesus Christ's existence is not provable, otherwise there would be no ongoing argument about it and no-one would need to bother to publish books on the subject."

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Oh....okay...I didn't know.

I think as long as people don't want to find Christ in their lives or even in the history books, they won't. But, ironically, they will use every excuse in the book to deny the obvious.

Please know that you will be held liable for what you believe in this life...so start thinking of some good exucuses for your impending judgement and it better be better than "Uncle Darwin told me so."

People have a way of seeing what they want to see and believing what they want to believe and often times fact and truth are the casualties of war.

By the same token, Trish, if evolution was provable we wouldn't be having this conversation...would we? The problem is that evolution cannot be proven and there is NO evidence that evolution ever occurred.

Show me examples in the fossil record. Show me live specimens in the midst of change. Reveal the names of all the eye-witnesses that observed these evolutionary changes.

Fact is, you can't and neither can your programmers...yet you still believe it. Why? Because you have cause not to believe in Christ. This is your only alternative, and since you have placed all your eggs in one basket - it has to work...come Hell or high water.

You have chosen a faith-based system that has produced "jack squat" in 160 years, but you somehow think you are clinging to something of substance.

Close your eyes and wish all you want, Trish, but Christ Jesus will never disappear, but the sands of the hour-glass are, little by little. Believing in a lie with all your heart will never make it come true.

I hope you rethink this issue from top to bottom, because we are mortal and tomorrow is never guaranteed.

Peace be with you and yours - C.J. Sledgehammer


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi again:)

I've read it ~ and commented ~ but to be honest I can't understand his attitude to the subject.

He has a hypothesis of his own, but, unless I have misunderstood, he seems to mock the hypotheses of everyone else.

He may be right, but no-one really knows why Neanderthals disappeared ~ and it is not silly to put forward suggestions on the subject. Without hypotheses to check out, research would come to a standstill.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

CJ Sledgehammer: "if evolution was provable we wouldn't be having this conversation...would we?"

There is no proof, or reliable evidence, that Jesus Christ existed. I don't have a problem with you, or anyone else, believing that he did ~ and maybe he did ~ but that is not the same as proof.

On the other hand, there is a huge amount of evidence that evolution is true. Basically, it is considered to be a proven fact.

For some reason, some Christian Believers simply will not accept the evidence ~ but that does not mean that the evidence does not exist. I have written about this, and posted relevant links, in my hubs on the subject.

My acceptance of evolution is not related to my doubts about Jesus, since I accepted evolution, while I was still a Christian.

I don't think that it is fair to take over Highvoltagewriter's hub, so any further discussion should, perhaps, be posted in the forum :)


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Trish, this is the part of the article I found interesting..

"Humans are now undergoing a similar process today. The global population pyramid is overturning and there is nothing we can do about it. We live longer and have fewer children. This trend results in a background extinction, a phenomenon all species undergo. It is axiomatic that we would end up succumbing to a background extinction if it weren't for the fact that this process will be preempted by a mass extinction" I found it interesting for it plays along with my own theory that the return of Jesus is internment. More and more people are saying that we at the very brink of annihilation.

Look at all the frenzy about 2012, the magnetic poles switching and other dooms day views. I have been following this sort of thing since the 1980's and I never seen a time that more people were saying that the end is near!

So my challenge to you and evolutionist every where is..."evolve your way out of this!"


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello Highvoltagewriter :)

Did my other post disappear???

Anyway, certainly, in the UK, they keep going on about the aging population. I'm not sure whether or not it is the same elsewhere???

Either way, this does not mean that we shall become extinct any time soon. Indeed, the human race almost became extinct many generations ago, but the few who remained alive managed to keep us going.

Currently, I would say that we were overpopulating our world, rather than dying out.

Of course, we could pollute our way into oblivion.

Or we could all be killed by an asteroid.

But, even in such extreme circumstances, some people might still survive.

I am intrigued by the idea that 'background extinction' is a 'phenomenon all species undergo'. What about the species that have been around since very early times and which still exist? The coelacanth comes to mind. It is rare, but not extinct.

People have been saying that the end is nigh for generations. Who knows? They were wrong every other time?

Who are these 'More and more people [who] are saying that we at the very brink of annihilation'? Are they qualified to make such pronouncements?

I have also been following such weird and wonderful ideas since the 1970s. Fascinating stuff ~ and I wouldn't dismiss it all, simply because it isn't mainstream ~ but we do need to be realistic about these matters.

Evolve my way out of what, exactly?


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

Fantastic testimony, voted up and awesome! What an important look into the world of the occult and non-christian religions. It was telling that you swore you would kill yourself if you found Christianity to be true. This is an important insight, in that it shows that bitterness was at the root of your rejection of Christ!

You also mentioned that the rush you got from the rage that you vented on your classmate, probably felt good because it appealed to your pride by making you feel powerful! No doubt that pride and the need for power is behind the attraction of the occult and works based religions.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello wba thank you for reading this..looking back on it now it is amazing I survived my own insanity!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

The more time goes by the clearer I become that we are living on borrowed time. Overpopulation is of course a real issue as also pollution. I use the quot I did because I had never heard it put that way before, and it made me think of when Jesus says that when the final signs happen, that it will be within one generation. So when I say "evolve your way out of this"...I am referring to the judgement that I feel will come soon. I do not know how soon for no one knows but God the father.


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Highvoltage:

I have a question that is way off the beaten path...I hope you don't mind.

On my Hubpage profile page, I have a bit of a problem. How do I better manage my Hubs? I have only written seven, thus far, but one is already "in hiding".

I have noticed that more advanced Hubbers have many more displayed. How does a guy like me, display more Hubs on my profile page? There must be a trick to the trade, but I am at a loss. Any direction you may lend will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hay CJ...I just went to your profile page and I counted six (6).Now I myself have 62 hub which is far too many to show on my profile page. I have 22 that are displayed. You will find that HP has put different categories like "latest" "hot" "best" and "more"...this way someone can view all of your hubs if they are not on your page. I hope this helps!


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

So, are you thinking that I just don't have enough Hubs yet to warrant another "sectional" heading...like other's have?


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Yes, that is probably the case in this situation. I never paid that much attention to the numbers of hubs that would be shown on page. Now if you hit the "more" button you will see all seven of your hubs in nice neat row!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Highvoltagewriter - what a perfect hub name for you!!! So glad to meet you. Great hub, very interesting. You have a powerful testimony. Stand Firm as you have been dipped in the blood. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you Faith Reaper for reading! God has brought me so far...and still there are times I doubt Him! This just proves how great his love is, he loves me in spite of myself!


Faith Reaper 4 years ago

Yes, His love is beyond our comprehension!


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procreate-light 4 years ago from Charlotte NC

I am impressed by the ability you have in sharing your journey so honestly. It's encouraging where you were and where you are. In my opinion there is much more to experience and look forward to. Good Journey.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you for stopping by, procreate-light. You are so right there is much more to experience!


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gregb4hope 4 years ago from El Paso TX

Very interesting life journey and down to the ground with telling the world about it....a true writer. I am just jumping on the hubwagon so I've got some work to do. And reading other hubs is one of them and your's is on the map!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank for stopping by gregb4hope, yes got has brought though many experiences and I still have a ways to go! I will not be writing much here...because I am starting a blog about transformation and I am also writing my first novel!


klarawieck 4 years ago

Highvoltage, sounds to me like you got sidetracked during your spiritual path, and ended up finding your place after much debate and danger. I'm glad you're sharing your experience even though I'm on a different path than yours. I do admire your conviction and respect the history you've created as you've traveled down your road. God works in a million ways, and always finds a way to pull us up and place us in a safe zone whenever we derail. Thanks for sharing your experience.


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you Klarwieck for your comment!


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Richawriter 4 years ago from On Top of the World

Interesting and up.

That was a nice read I think we share some similarities in that we are both on a journey of discovery. I too am searching for answers, however, I am unwilling at present to give of myself to a religion. At least not yet.

I believe that God is as the bible says, everything! He/she/it can be and do whatever he/she/it pleases, however, this entity or essence is a creator and will forever go on creating. Always with two faces. The dark and the light.

We are a part of this being. We are energy inhabiting bodies in order to grow and experience love and the wonderful senses and emotions. Once these bodies shut down, we go back into the whole again and can choose where we go from there. We are everlasting.

Those are just my thoughts. I didn't get that from a book or anything. It's what I believe. Whether it is true or not will be something for me to discover on my journey.

Thanks for this nice post.

Peace :)


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello Richawriter, thanks so stopping in....My view of God has changed considerable over the years and I believe similar to the way you believe; we are part of God for He "Breathed" His spirit into us!


SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

Highvoltagewriter, this is a fascinating story! I look forward to reading more of your hubs!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Thank you for dropping by, Sparrow Ministries, I am glad you enjoyed my hub!


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Marliza Gunter 4 years ago from South Africa

Sjoe!! now this was captivating, your life almost sounds like mine.. I too was supposed to be dead many many times and also had some out of body experience...

a person told me that it is easier for Jesus to change water into wine than to save some of the people I know... yes maybe... thats why to get a hardened person to repent and to believe in God is the greatest mirracle ever, even the Angels start to sing when one person gets saved... healing, wonders and miricles are just a added bonus, but we should not chase after those so called healings to a point that we become infatuated with it as surfing a high tide...

Superb testimony, it truly spoke to me... :)


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

Hello Marliza! It so good to hear from you and I am sorry it took me a while to get back to you but I have not been online much lately! God Bless!


SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

Marliza, I think there is one person who is less interested in repenting that that hardened sinner--the super religious pharisee who thinks they are getting to heaven on their own good works. Now there's a hard nut to crack!


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA. Author

You are so right, SparrowMinistries, I always look forward to your insights!

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