Thanks for catching us up with your thoughts. And, yes, we do think alike on many topics, me just being somewhat more optimistic concerning human potential.
This is surprising statement, Dan. I don't really understand how you could feel more optimistic about human potential than myself.
The pillars of your overall message is to promote and indoctrinate the world into believing that this is the end of progress for humanity. And that the majority of humankind is on the verge of depopulation on an unprecedented massive scale. You promote that there is little cause to research and develop inventive solutions toward man's advancement, and resolutions to our problems and restrictions. You virtually insist that man is not capable of overcoming what is before us.
And so it would appear we have a completely different definition of 'optimism of human potential'
. Further, you don't even believe in life after death. But rather letting God keep you in his dreams, while you and everyone else are obliterated.
I have had great difficulty seeing any optimism to your philosophy. And just when I see some glimmer, you make a post that wipes out the thought as mistaken enthusiasm on my part. Just like you done again below...
Where we may differ most specifically is on the identity of the Antichrist. I consider this to be more like the Anti-truth of scientific materialism.
That approach is much too simplistic. Even the Biblical Satan, knows scientific materialism to be a form of Anti-Christ. In fact the Biblical Anti-Christ will apparently propagate exactly that.
BTW, in your PBWH the Logos is Christ, right? And what did the Logos do? Through the Logos all things came to be (materialsim). So in your logic, the Logos is also a form of the Anti-Christ.
See what I mean by simplistic? The logic falls apart. It's not satisfying the coherent theory of truth (CToT). To say scientific materialism is the Anti-Christ is similar to saying death is the Anti-Christ.
There is truth in both concepts, but only at a simplistic symbolic level of understanding. Neither is satisfactory.
1) Impersonates Christ.
2) Replaces his Gospel with a counterfeit Gospel.
3) Forces adherence upon the world through Military and Political might.
4) Threatens and carries out mass murder, justifying it as for the benefit of the whole.
Scientific materialism is a pipsqueak in comparison to the Anti-Christ.
False peace in the mideast.......? I have not pondered upon this. In general, I believe that most of us would rightly prefer a cold peace to a hot war. There can be no lasting world peace until the MoAPS - 4M/K/SoT/X2, i.e. the advent of the Earthly/Millennial Kingdom.
But this contradicts your previous post that The Berlin Wall and 9/11 were holds. So what was 9/11? A cold peace or a hot war? I'm not understanding your first point. Religious Peace in the East, is really no different than "Tear Down this Wall", in Berlin.
They both cause a dialog that can remove "Holds". And they are both temporary. America has no obvious intention in removing tensions between them and Russia. Just like the Jews would have no intention removing tensions between them and Christians. The Jews are certain Christians are wrong, just as Americans are certain Russians are wrong.
So it doesn't matter that the Peace move is only a Political move. What matters is the dialog. Yes? That is what 9/11 was about, so you have said.
Now Prophecy is quite insistent that such an "Olive Branch" shall be extended, received, ratified and publicly announced with fan-fare. These are in the same prophecies that predicted 1948. My point is that they should be listened to and given consideration. Seriously! As it IS being taken serious by numerous powerful factions. Remember, more prophecies have been fulfilled, then what are left to be fulfilled. And many eyes are watching.
Armageddon, though, is off the table.
Cy made a comment about this someplace on her blog or perhaps yours here. And I too have been seeing an increase in this hope being repeated with much assurance and confidence.
Several people who maintain contacts with insiders are saying Armageddon (or more often referred to as WW3) has been defeated. Those who wanted it, have lost their chance. Have lost their power to carry it out. Or have been removed from their power to influence it.
It's also been recently said by the high level World Bank Lawyer, turned Whistleblower (can't remember her name off hand). She is even getting high level MSN exposure. Interviews on National Television in various countries.
The very fact that this is being said by numerous people who report to have insider contacts, suggests to me that the this is coming from the insiders. It is THEIR Headline. As in, MAKE the Headlines, don't believe them.
Now don't get me wrong here, as I believe that I was the first one of this forum to declare that its been called off. I wrote - postponed for another generation until the Boomers are all in wheelchairs or gone.
Yet while entertaining that this might be a ruse seeded by the PtB themselves, I do see clear signs that it is becoming increasingly Politically difficult to effectively launch a WW3.
So for the time being, I'm back to sitting on the fense......expecting either way.
I see no flaw in Creation beyond the necessity of our temporary, ego-derived free-wills. How can free-will be a flaw? It is simply our pearl of great price, set against every force of nature.
I have become occupied of late as to how little free-will we actually have. Simply being a warm blooded mammal removes a great deal of free-will. We are surely encased in a matrix imparting an exorbitant amount of laws and other restrictions, that we have little choice but to adhere to.
However I do agree that what little free-will we do have, it is a pearl of great price.
However when I ponder my Fathers House, I see a great number of flaws in our creation and our Beautiful Blue Dot. Yet until that day
, I can also enjoy the flaws, merely because I can partake of them. Worms and all.