[FairfieldLife] Missive from the inside of a popcorn popper

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
It's vuurwerk day in the Netherlands. Starting promptly at 10:00 a.m.,
the popping of fireworks started, and will continue unabated until 02:00
a.m. New Year's Day. Unlike some countries where there is one
city-controlled fireworks show that everyone watches, in the Netherlands
*everybody* has fireworks, and is out on the streets setting them off.
See photo below of Amsterdam as the New Year turns.

The time limits mentioned above are theoretically rigidly enforced, but
I expect the sound of leftovers to continue for a few days, even
though the cops could theoretically fine anyone they catch setting them
off outside of those hours and confiscate all their leftover explosives.

It's a Dutch tradition that pretty much everyone observes, and as you
can imagine, it will only get louder as the day progresses. Towards
midnight everybody will be out on the streets firing off their cache of
rockets, firecrackers, and screamers, and the cacophony will become
extreme.

Walking around town is pretty much like being inside a giant popcorn
popper. There are rarely pauses of more than a few seconds before you
hear the next blast. It doesn't really bother me, but I was a little
worried about Paris the Dog, who like most dogs, doesn't much care for
this odd human custom of making loud booming noises. But for some reason
this year he's pretty OK with it so far. In Sitges he and his
no-longer-with-us companion Pippin used to cower under the bed until the
fireworks displays had passed, but he's been great so far. Benefits of
old age, I guess.

Anyway, this is just a message to wish everyone on FFL happy fireworks
wherever you live, and a Happy New Year.





[FairfieldLife] Some humble suggestions for the coming FFL New Year

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
These are just suggestions. They are *not*, as some calling for the
reinstatement of posting limits or more stringent rules or
moderation seem to want, restrictions or demands. React to them as you
will:

* When reading people's posts, think about *intent*, in the Castanedan
sense. What was the *intent* of the post; that is, what did the poster
hope to accomplish with it? Did he or she *intend* to uplift or help
people, or did they merely try to dump on and demean someone? If the
latter, do you really want to reply to what they wrote and thus become a
party to that *intent*?

* When responding to other people's posts, cast a thought or two before
you press the Send key as to what your *intent* is.

* When reading other people's posts, give a thought as to whether
anything in the post is *original*, or has anything to do with the
poster's actual real-world life. Do they share with you some adventure
or spiritual experience they've had *recently*, or are they lost in the
past, or in theory, intellectually masturbating to concepts they've only
read about or heard about, and never experienced personally? If the
latter, what can you ever expect to learn from interacting with such a
person?

* When reading other people's posts, try to discern whether or not the
poster whose post you're reading is trying to win something. If they
are, do you really give a shit about the 'war' or 'dick-size contest'
they're trying to win, or is it all in the poster's head? If they're
the only ones concerned about winning, click Next and move along.
Leave the fighting of the petty ego-wars to those who believe they
actually exist.

* When someone posts the same tired old putdown post that they've made a
thousand times before, with only the name of the intended victim changed
in its latest iteration, is there any reason to respond? If you can't
think of any, why respond and add to the repetition? Allowing the person
to *demonstrate* their obsessive compulsive disorder is usually more
effective than trying to answer or counter it.

* If a person who has a history of being chronically angry and nasty
seems to get the *most* angry and nasty when the people they lash out at
ignore them and don't respond to or even read their posts, isn't that a
great reason to *keep* ignoring them and not responding or reading?
They've already revealed the thing that bothers them the most -- their
greatest fear, that people will treat them as if they don't exist and as
if nothing they ever say could possibly matter. Seems to me that the
best thing one could do to deal with people who think like this is to
help it come true.

Happy New Year, and happy posting...





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Thanks, Seraph for posting about the Seekers. Here's their amazing classic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMZePE7SQk





On Monday, December 30, 2013 10:46 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com 
s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Judith Durham of The Seekers (Australian band) was pitch perfect with angelic, 
soaring voice. They don't make music like this any more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nze8B39OB0k




[FairfieldLife] California-Crop Circle video shot yesterday

2013-12-31 Thread nablusoss1008

http://tinyurl.com/or58arf 


Re: [FairfieldLife] Missive from the inside of a popcorn popper

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Happy Gregorian calendar New Year, turq!
PS I admit I hold out til the Chinese New Year (-:





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:29 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
It's vuurwerk day in the Netherlands. Starting promptly at 10:00 a.m., the 
popping of fireworks started, and will continue unabated until 02:00 a.m. New 
Year's Day. Unlike some countries where there is one city-controlled fireworks 
show that everyone watches, in the Netherlands *everybody* has fireworks, and 
is out on the streets setting them off. See photo below of Amsterdam as the New 
Year turns. 

The time limits mentioned above are theoretically rigidly enforced, but I 
expect the sound of leftovers to continue for a few days, even though the 
cops could theoretically fine anyone they catch setting them off outside of 
those hours and confiscate all their leftover explosives. 

It's a Dutch tradition that pretty much everyone observes, and as you can 
imagine, it will only get louder as the day progresses. Towards midnight 
everybody will be out on the streets firing off their cache of rockets, 
firecrackers, and screamers, and the cacophony will become extreme. 

Walking around town is pretty much like being inside a giant popcorn popper. 
There are rarely pauses of more than a few seconds before you hear the next 
blast. It doesn't really bother me, but I was a little worried about Paris the 
Dog, who like most dogs, doesn't much care for this odd human custom of making 
loud booming noises. But for some reason this year he's pretty OK with it so 
far. In Sitges he and his no-longer-with-us companion Pippin used to cower 
under the bed until the fireworks displays had passed, but he's been great so 
far. Benefits of old age, I guess. 

Anyway, this is just a message to wish everyone on FFL happy fireworks wherever 
you live, and a Happy New Year. 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Some humble suggestions for the coming FFL New Year

2013-12-31 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Om come, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve.
Come with your guilt and fear oppressed,
And make this last resolve. 

I'll go to meditate, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I know its courts, I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.

I can but perish if I don't go,
I am resolved to try,
For if I stay away I know
I must forever die.
 

 Fairfield:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLJepRUYYE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLJepRUYYE

 

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 These are just suggestions. They are *not*, as some calling for the 
reinstatement of posting limits or more stringent rules or moderation seem 
to want, restrictions or demands. React to them as you will:

* When reading people's posts, think about *intent*, in the Castanedan sense. 
What was the *intent* of the post; that is, what did the poster hope to 
accomplish with it? Did he or she *intend* to uplift or help people, or did 
they merely try to dump on and demean someone? If the latter, do you really 
want to reply to what they wrote and thus become a party to that *intent*?

* When responding to other people's posts, cast a thought or two before you 
press the Send key as to what your *intent* is. 

* When reading other people's posts, give a thought as to whether anything in 
the post is *original*, or has anything to do with the poster's actual 
real-world life. Do they share with you some adventure or spiritual experience 
they've had *recently*, or are they lost in the past, or in theory, 
intellectually masturbating to concepts they've only read about or heard about, 
and never experienced personally? If the latter, what can you ever expect to 
learn from interacting with such a person?

* When reading other people's posts, try to discern whether or not the poster 
whose post you're reading is trying to win something. If they are, do you 
really give a shit about the 'war' or 'dick-size contest' they're trying to 
win, or is it all in the poster's head? If they're the only ones concerned 
about winning, click Next and move along. Leave the fighting of the petty 
ego-wars to those who believe they actually exist.

* When someone posts the same tired old putdown post that they've made a 
thousand times before, with only the name of the intended victim changed in its 
latest iteration, is there any reason to respond? If you can't think of any, 
why respond and add to the repetition? Allowing the person to *demonstrate* 
their obsessive compulsive disorder is usually more effective than trying to 
answer or counter it. 

* If a person who has a history of being chronically angry and nasty seems to 
get the *most* angry and nasty when the people they lash out at ignore them and 
don't respond to or even read their posts, isn't that a great reason to *keep* 
ignoring them and not responding or reading? They've already revealed the thing 
that bothers them the most -- their greatest fear, that people will treat them 
as if they don't exist and as if nothing they ever say could possibly matter. 
Seems to me that the best thing one could do to deal with people who think like 
this is to help it come true. 

Happy New Year, and happy posting...






[FairfieldLife] Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
Forgive me for not remembering the actual title of this topic started by
s3raphita, and for being too lazy to look it up. I did click on some of
the video links, and it was fun remembering back to seeing some of these
wonderful women perform live. Here are a few more that folks here might
not be aware of.


Mother Earth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Earth_%28band%29

Tracy Nelson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Nelson_%28singer%29  ,
the lead singer of this California band, was a phenomenon. I got to see
her perform this song live many times before she died far too young, and
the memory of those performances still shines brightly in my mind:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik



The Loading Zone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loading_Zone

This one even has a TM connection, because one of the members was Paul
Fauerso. And while it was great to see Paul perform non-TM-oriented
music (downright East Bay Funk, truth be told), the real strength of the
band was its lead singer, Linda Tillery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Tillery . She went on to perform
and become locally famous as Sweet Linda Divine. Here's one of her songs
from the Loading Zone period:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PHOVyDGUV8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PHOVyDGUV8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PHOVyDGUV8



Fairport Convention http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairport_Convention

This one's an English band, but I associate it with Californica because
that's where I was living when I discovered it. Like Tracy Nelson, Sandy
Denny http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Denny   died too young, and
we were deprived of where she would have gone, be it with the phenomenal
Fairport Convention or solo.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ






[FairfieldLife] MMY's Soma

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
*Warning!!!* Do not read this if you're averse to either natural or organic
mind-food; otherwise - enter at your own risk. The price of admission: your
mind. (This essay has been updated and edited for easy reading.)

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Introduction

The sacramental basis of the Vedic Religion was the preparation and
consumption of a decoction obtained by mixing the juices of various
psychoactive ingredients, one of which may have been Cannabis Indica, a
species of weed, or a beverage prepared by extracting the juice from the
Amanita Muscaria, a magic fungus, which together produced the substance
'Soma'  mentioned on numerous occasions in South Asian sacred scripture -
the Nectar of the Gods. According to MMY, Soma can be manufactured in the
gut during the regular practice of a meditation that is transcendental.

Thesis

In this fellow's humble opinion, this 'ur-religion' does not begin with the
composition of the hymns which are codified and arranged as we know them,
termed the Vedas, when the Aryans arrived in modern Pakistan, but much
further back in time, in the late Ice Age up in Siberia. During this cold
age, when people had to live most of the time deep inside caves or other
dwellings, an 'inward direction' was given to their spiritual endeavors.

Due to this fact, and with the aid of certain magical herbs and plants, man
first invented religious reflection, geo-alchemy, and the art of placement.
When the Aryans came down from Siberia they brought with them their
shamanic religion and an urgaritic language which became the Vedic and
Persian proto-religious language and later the Indo-European tongue, which
includes Sanskrit, and Persian, and the dialects of Greek, Latin, German,
Celtic, Irish, English, French, Hindi, and Urdu, but not Finnish. Go figure.

The evidence for this is centered on three incontrovertible facts:

1. There is a direct affinity between Sanskrit and other Indo-Iranina
languages.

Therefore, it seems logical to conclude that the Aryans who composed the
Vedas were akin to the same Aryans who occupied the Caucasus when the last
ice age forced them to seek warmer climes. Then due to rapid population
expansion and threats from insurgent, nomadic notions, the Aryans migrated
into Persia (not for nothing do they now call it 'Iran') and there composed
the Avesta, and a little later, the Rig Veda, both of which scriptures
center on the cult of the magic mushroom, the so-called 'fly agaric'.

According to Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, translator of the Rig Veda, a
Scholar of some repute, ...the soma sacrifice was the focal point of the
Vedic religion (cited in Wasson 95). Soma, in the case of the South Asian
Indians, and Hoama in the case of the Central Asian Iranians, that is, the
Persians. These migratory people called themselves 'Aryans', a word which
originally meant 'noble tiller of the earth', i.e., an Agriculturist,
digging stick in hand.

So, they came from Siberia, not by invasion, and not in 1500 BCE, but by a
process of diffusion, as described by the famous archaeologist Colin
Renfrew, around 7000 BCE. The first Aryans settled in what is called the
Saraswati Valley. However, there is evidence that successive waves of Aryan
immigrants came to India in later years perhaps up to as recently as 2000
BCE.

2. The cult of the Amanita Muscaria has been traced by mycologists to
Siberia.

This has been proved by not only G. Gordon Wasson, the author of Soma:
Divine Mushroom of Immortality, but also by other eminent botanists such
as S. Hajicek-Dobberstein, the author of the paper Soma Siddhas and
Alchemical Enlightenment: Psychedelic Mushrooms in Buddhist Tradition
published in the Journal of Ethno pharmacology and cited by Wasson . The
Amanita Muscaria spoken of in the Rig Veda thus has its origin in the
northern area around Finland and Siberia, where the fungus still grows and
can be seen each year.

3. There is no evidence that the Amanita Muscaria, that is, the Vedic Soma,
grows in the Himalayas or in the desert which comprised the Land of the
Five Rivers, that is, Arya Bharata.

Based on this fact, it is clear to this fellow that the Aryans came from
outside India, brought with them a language very similar to Finnish, a
people who had an intimate knowledge of the mycro-mizomes which grow in
Siberia, but does not grow in South Asia. It is obvious, at least to me,
that these immigrants composed the Rig Veda while under the influence of a
psychedelic substance when they arrived in Pakistan, after parting company
with their Persian cousins, who stayed back in Iran.

Also, it is logical to conclude that the mysterious substance referred to
in Buddhist text, variously described as 'amrita' is none other than a
similar decoction containing a similar alkaloid as contained in the soma
fungus. This fellow is fully convinced that the knowledge of the true
nature of the Soma substance was 'lost' by the Aryans before they even got
to India, and that substitutes have been used to this day 

[FairfieldLife] RE: World Boogie-Woogie Championship, 2012

2013-12-31 Thread cardemaister
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQzbCmlZM4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQzbCmlZM4

[FairfieldLife] RE: Fw: Fwd: Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes

2013-12-31 Thread doctordumbass
Amazing! Beautiful - What a great project - Thank you.

[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY#39;s Darshan

2013-12-31 Thread doctordumbass
Thank you for sharing these excerpts - I read a Jay Latham book about ten years 
ago, and really enjoyed it - He is able to clearly explain what is occurring on 
his journey of consciousness, and make it interesting too, by setting it in 
context. I will have to look for that other book.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 Mother Earth

 Tracy Nelson   ,
 the lead singer of this California band, was a phenomenon. I got to
see
 her perform this song live many times before she died far too young,
and
 the memory of those performances still shines brightly in my mind:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik

Forgive my faulty memory. I could have sworn that I'd heard years ago
that Tracy died. That's why I gave up looking for her recordings. But
the Wikipedia article I linked to without reading it seems to indicate
that I'm wrong, and that she's still alive and, hopefully, still
singing. I'm going to look for more recent work, and see what it's like.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Information Technology Systems

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
Data Centers - The Cloud

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Data centers adhere to the same rules as any electronic secret black box -
the first rule of any data center is : Don't talk about the data centers.
This is typical hush-hush and can also carry over to people's mental ideas
of other types the internet infrastructure such as  networks, exchange
points, the web, cables and the cloud. Very few people know where their
data is stored - sure you have a hard drive on your computer or a flash
drive  where you store your data, or even a few blue ethernet cables lying
around the house.

But, other locations are mysterious - for example, your online mail, bank
information or your Amazon account. So, where is the data? In Oregon or
Alaska? Where is the data center and what makes a data center work? If it's
not really in the cloud, where is it? And, how many copies of your data are
out there, stored out there, somewhere in the back of beyond. According to
Blum, there is a physical infrastructure.

So  why all the secrecy about data centers? A data center if the
storehouse of information, the closest the internet has to a physical
vault. Exchange points are merely transient places, where information
passes through (and fast!). But in data centers it's relatively static, and
physically contained in equipment that needs to be protected, and which
itself has enormous value. Yet more often the secrecy isn't because of
concerns over privacy or theft, but competition. Knowing how big a data
center is, how much power it uses, and precisely what's inside is the kind
of proprietary information technology companies are eager to keep under
wraps.

Work cited:

'Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet'
by Andrew Blum
Ecco, 2012
p. 238

Other links of interest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_center

Performance Cloud Servers:
http://www.rackspace.com/


On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

 Tubes, by Andrew Blum, looks behind the scenes of our digital lives at he
 physical heart of the internet itself. These tubes are the real places on
 the map: their sounds and smells, their storied past, their physical
 details, and the people who live there. Sharing tales of his on-the-ground
 reporting, along with lucid explanations about how the role of technology
 in our lives.

 Excerpt:

 According to TeleGeography, the most heavily trafficked international
 Internet route is between New York and London, as if the cities were the
 two ends of the Internet's brightest tube of light. For the Internet, as
 for so much else, London is the hinge between east and west, the place
 where the networks reaching across the Atlantic link up with those
 extending from Europe, from Africa and India. A bit from Mumbai to Chicago
 will go through London and then New York, as will one from Madrid to Sao
 Paulo and Lagos to Dallas.

 The cities' enjoined gravity pulls in the light, as it pulls in so much
 else. But despite that, the Internet's physical manifestation in the two
 cities is completely different. I had started out with the assumption that
 London is the old world and New York the new. But with the Internet, the
 opposite turned out to be true. If in Amsterdam the Internet was hidden
 away in low industrial buildings on the cities' ragged edges, and in New
 York it colonized art deco palaces, in London it formed a single,
 concentrated, self-contained district - an office estate, in the British
 term - just east of Canary Wharf and the City, known formally as East India
 Quay but by network engineers, and most else, as just Docklands. It was a
 massive agglomeration, an entire Internet neighborhood. I wondered what was
 at its heart. And how far into its center I could go.

 'Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet'
 by Andrew Blum
 Ecco, 2012


 On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's almost breath taking in it's scope!

 Imagine the BIOS of your computer hacked by the feds BEFORE it even
 reaches the stockroom of your local computer store. The BIOS - that's where
 you want to be if you are a spy agency. Forget tracing your calls; forget
 meta data warehousing; forget call monitoring; forget putting duck tape
 over laptop web cam. If they already have BIOS implants in your DELL or HP
 or whatever brand computer, you are doomed and the game is already over.

 Here is a simple test: Power up your laptop and leave it on; then exit
 the room for a few minutes. When you come back, check to see if your
 weather location is local or Arlington, VA.

 And, you think you can trick them by simply removing the battery in your
 cell phone? What if you own one that doesn't have a removable battery? Why
 do you think they are doing away with cell phones with removable batteries?

 The ANT division does not just manufacture surveillance hardware. It
 also develops software for special tasks. The ANT developers 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB  wrote:

 Fairport Convention

 This one's an English band, but I associate it with Californica
because
 that's where I was living when I discovered it. Like Tracy Nelson,
Sandy
 Dennydied too young, and
 we were deprived of where she would have gone, be it with the
phenomenal
 Fairport Convention or solo.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ
I don't think I got this one wrong; Sandy Denny *did* die too young. But
before she did, she recorded a great body of work, both with the seminal
group Fairport Convention (generally credited with being the most
important in the history of English folk-rock), and on her own.

I therefore post one one more, a song that for me captures the magic of
what Fairport Convention was. What an incredible blend of talents was
there -- Richard Thompson on guitar, Dave Swarbick on violin, Sandy
Denny, and all of the others. Their strongest contributions to
theconcept of folk rock  were, IMO, their renderings of long, long,
truly epic folk ballads, performed almost as sonic art pieces. One of
the only performers I can think of who does this is Loreena McKennitt.

Anyway, their recorded works do not do justice to the magic of these
long, extended onstage jams, with the possible near-exceptions of their
recorded versions of Tam Lin and Matty Groves. Oh. And this one, A
Sailor's Life.

Up to the 6:30-minute mark, it's just an electrified folk song. But at
that point it changes into something far more, especially for those of
us who got to see this song performed live. It turned into SERIOUSLY
ELECTRIFIED FOLK SONG. I remember one live performance in which their
version of this song went on for over half an hour. Not a person in the
audience was bored and waiting for the next song. It was as close as
I've ever seen another band get to the Grateful Dead's live magic.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU





[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread feste37
Not to mention Sandie Shaw, the barefoot wonder. Or Cilla Black!

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Fifteen-year-old Lulu. A little girl with a big, big voice. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqYiUiWXM5M 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqYiUiWXM5M
 






[FairfieldLife] Secret Doctrines

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
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Lama Yongden

All scriptures are based on desire, wanting, and what to do about it; what
it does to you, and what you do back. It is natural for those who are
reflective to want to understand the parables found in World Scripture
concerning desire and to compare these with their own life experiences.
Often this leads to frustration when one finds that he or she cannot
actually read their own adopted religious scriptures in their native
language, thus a few parables and key phrases must be overheard at a
camp-meet. Go figure.

Several years ago I thought I'd like to be a scholar who could write a
teach about spiritual paths or a historian of comparative religions. So,
after I learned how to meditate I started reading a few books in order to
better understand what it was that I was doing. I read MMY's commentary on
Bhagavad Gita; I read some yoga sutras and some Tibetan Buddhist books,
including Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines by W.Y. Evans-Wentz and The
Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky.

In order to be be an expert on spiritual paths you've got to be able to
read the scriptures. At the beginning level of scholarship you'd probably
have to be able to read and maybe write, at least a half-dozen languages -
Sanskrit, Greek, German, or Chinese, or even Tibetan!

However, the answer to desire or to wanting cannot be found in any
scriptures. And why? Because the answer to wanting can only be found in
wanting itself. After much reflection on my part, I'd like to take this
opportunity to report on my solution to the problem of wanting and it's
cousin, desire.

It is obviously counter-productive to desire to be enlightened more than
one is going to be enlightened. Desiring more than one is going to get
leads to frustration, lamentation, and grief.

Are we agreed so far?

It is impossible to to stop desiring, and at a more subtle level, it is
fruitless to want to stop desiring more than one is going to stop desiring,
relative to wanting to stop wanting. Bahm notes:, these practical
difficulties do not invalidate the principle of wanting to attain a state
of desirelessness, they merely indicate desire's universality, the subtlety
with which it operates, the reason why it is commonly misunderstood, and
the need for a special meditation to bring it into manageable operation.

Base desire also works subtly, not merely because desires are emotively
imprecise, but especially because the desire to prevent desiring more than
will be attained is itself unconsciously desired too much.  For whenever
one desires to stop 'desiring more than will be attained', this additional,
deeper desire also becomes a desire for more stopping than will be
attained. Thus this additional, deeper desire requires its own additional,
still deeper desire to stop desiring more stopping than will be attained.

You are not going to get any more enlightenment than you are going to get.
When you realize this, you will be free and there won't be any more stress.
Any time there is stress there is wanting - even if it is wanting less
stress. The answer to this riddle is actually very simple when you think
about it. All you have to do is sit down,close your eyes and feel the body
as a whole. Then all you have to is just Be. Just be your Self. It's that
simple. This sitting to Be IS enlightenment - all you are going to get.

According to Bahm, He who finally gives up trying to solve the problem of
frustration, thereby becoming willing to accept his desires and
frustrations for what they are, finds the problem solved.

Work cited:

'Philosophy of the Buddha'
by A. J. Bahm
Collier, 1962

'Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines'
by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (December 31, 1967)

'The Secret Doctrine'
by H.P. Blavatsky
Cambridge Library Collection, 2011


[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread s3raphita
posting about the Seekers:

 

 The Clark Kent lookalike on bass always makes me smile.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Mike Dixon
And there was the transfiguration,  some time before crucifixion, in which 
Peter, James and John saw Jesus in his glory with Moses and Elijah at his side 
and a booming voice from the sky saying this is MY son in whom I am be 
pleased(  a touch of Ebonics).  I'm not sure if the Bible actually says they 
were floating in the sky or if it's that just about any painting you see, 
depicting this event, has them in the sky.

From: authfri...@yahoo.com authfri...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

  
She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.



 authfriend wrote:
 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
 to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.

Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... wrote: 
  
I don't believe Mary Magdalen wasthe first to see the Jesus rise up into the 
sky, either.


 Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) 
as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not , 
lest ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the power to 
forgive sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 



From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 
PMSubject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row
  


---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: 
On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... wrote:

I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about indifference 
relates to anything Mike was posting about.Maybe not, but I think Mike's 
point was that Jesus was indifferent to social mores concerning adultery. 
From what I've read, hardly anybody back then was indifferent to having 
multiple wives - they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was forgiving 
about adultery, I wonder if he was also in favor of polygamy? And, I don't 
think any spiritual teachers back then were in favor of polyandry, except 
maybe over in India. But, I guess it all depends on what you mean by 
spiritual teachers. According to Robin, Saul had a spiritual experience on 
the road to Damascus when he thought he had seen the risen Christ for the 
first time; but everyone knows that Mary Magdalene was the first to see the 
Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the New Testament was written by men. 
Go figure.  



I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie hole 
shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not quite 
a corpse yet. Go figure.



[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread s3raphita
Re Not to mention Sandie Shaw, the barefoot wonder. Or Cilla Black!:

 

 Yes to both of those. 
 Welsh lass Mary Hopkin scored big time with Those Were the Days. (Popular 
with American soldiers in Vietnam, I understand.)
 Another one I really liked was Twinkle [sic]. She penned most of her own songs 
unlike the other sixties girls. Her big hit was motorbike song Terry which 
compares favourably with Leader of the Pack. Both songs were banned by the 
BBC because of the death theme.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_J-w6RR7UQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_J-w6RR7UQ

 



[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread feste37
Twinkle was stunningly awful. What about, at the other end of the scale, Millie 
and her Boy Lollipop?

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Re Not to mention Sandie Shaw, the barefoot wonder. Or Cilla Black!:

 

 Yes to both of those. 
 Welsh lass Mary Hopkin scored big time with Those Were the Days. (Popular 
with American soldiers in Vietnam, I understand.)
 Another one I really liked was Twinkle [sic]. She penned most of her own songs 
unlike the other sixties girls. Her big hit was motorbike song Terry which 
compares favourably with Leader of the Pack. Both songs were banned by the 
BBC because of the death theme.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_J-w6RR7UQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_J-w6RR7UQ

 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread s3raphita
Fairport are the only name I recognise. Like you I was a big fan of the Liege 
and Lief album. 
 What grated with me is that Fairport Convention weren't a band but a *label* 
under which different personnel produced albums which could have no continuity 
with earlier works. 
 My fave Liege and Lief track was Crazy Man Michael.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  Fairport Convention 
 
 This one's an English band, but I associate it with Californica because
 that's where I was living when I discovered it. Like Tracy Nelson, Sandy
 Denny died too young, and
 we were deprived of where she would have gone, be it with the phenomenal
 Fairport Convention or solo.
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ 
I don't think I got this one wrong; Sandy Denny *did* die too young. But before 
she did, she recorded a great body of work, both with the seminal group 
Fairport Convention (generally credited with being the most important in the 
history of English folk-rock), and on her own. 

I therefore post one one more, a song that for me captures the magic of what 
Fairport Convention was. What an incredible blend of talents was there -- 
Richard Thompson on guitar, Dave Swarbick on violin, Sandy Denny, and all of 
the others. Their strongest contributions to theconcept of folk rock  were, 
IMO, their renderings of long, long, truly epic folk ballads, performed almost 
as sonic art pieces. One of the only performers I can think of who does this 
is Loreena McKennitt. 

Anyway, their recorded works do not do justice to the magic of these long, 
extended onstage jams, with the possible near-exceptions of their recorded 
versions of Tam Lin and Matty Groves. Oh. And this one, A Sailor's Life. 

Up to the 6:30-minute mark, it's just an electrified folk song. But at that 
point it changes into something far more, especially for those of us who got to 
see this song performed live. It turned into SERIOUSLY ELECTRIFIED FOLK SONG. I 
remember one live performance in which their version of this song went on for 
over half an hour. Not a person in the audience was bored and waiting for the 
next song. It was as close as I've ever seen another band get to the Grateful 
Dead's live magic. 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU 




 


[FairfieldLife] All About the Heavenly Pantheon

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
[image: Inline image 1]

The Heavenly Pantheon is a complete family affair!

Daniel Lazare notes in a recent report in Harper's that the discovery of
monotheism was no small feat of imagination, and its consequences were
enormous. Monotheism's attempt at a unified field theory--a single
explanation for everything from the creation of the universe to the origin
of law--failed. But in failing it ensured that people would try doubly hard
to come up with some new theory of everything to take its place. The
theological term monotheism sometimes becomes blurred when people are
actually practicing their religion.

Christians, Hebrews, Muslims, and Hindus all believe in spirits, angels
and/or demons and ever lesser deities, of various and sundry classes. All
the religions of the Middle East, the Near East, Egypt, Greece and India
were effectively henotheism, that is, they were devoted to  the High God
with lesser helpers, or devoted to One High God, but admitting the potency
of others; or they were polytheistic and worshiped Gods of many forms.

The ancient Canaanite religion encouraged the worship of El and his
Asheroth, and their son, Baal; Hebrews worship Yahweh and the lessor
angels; Christians worship a trinity of Gods: Abba, the Father of Adam,
Jesus, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit or the Logos; in some sects,
Christians worship Mary - Sophia, the Mother of God, or even the girlfriend
of Jesus Himself. In Idia they worship Goddess Saraswati, the Wisdom born
of Knowledge - Sri Vidya.

Excerpt from The Confessions:

As I began to transcend deeper and deeper into my own mind I was to
experience a profound sense of clam; then suddenly in a flash I saw and
experienced the entire cosmos as a divine bi-unity - all inter-related,
just like the net of Lord Indra. I realized that we are all connected: I
became enlightened on the spot through no volition of my own! There,
standing right in front of me, appeared the intelligent agent: The Creator
Almighty, Lord of Volcanoes - and His wife, the beautiful Sophia, their son
Baal, and their daughter Ashley. I fully realized at that moment that
existence is, in Reality, a great big family affair - we are all related!

Work cited:

'False testament: archaeology refutes the Bible's claim to
history'
by Daniel Lazare
Harper's, 2002
p. 39


[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread s3raphita
Re Twinkle was stunningly awful.: 
 Yes, she does rather divide opinion. The hip mods liked her! The production on 
that number rules; it demands headphones and volume.
 

 Re What about, at the other end of the scale, Millie and her Boy Lollipop?:

 

 Damn you ! I was about to post My Boy Lollipop ! The sexual insinuation 
completely passed me by at the time. But then so did the innuendo of Bend It 
by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick  Tich which has to be the filthiest song ever 
written. There was an alternative version of the song released in the US to 
suggest dance moves were being talked about but I think this one is the 
original. Remove children from the room before viewing.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSlpK0U9dhE 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSlpK0U9dhE

 



[FairfieldLife] The Anti-Zozobra Thread: What went well for you this year?

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
The Zozobra tradition is well-known to anyone who has ever lived in
Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's not really associated with New Year,
occurring yearly in September, but its essence reminds me of this day --
New Year's Eve -- and the wishes that many hope to be fulfilled on that
day.

Zozobra is not even a tradition in the most real sense. It was
invented by Santa Fe artist William Howard Shuster, Jr. in 1924. But
every year since then it has been celebrated, and thus has fallen into
the category of tradition among Santa Feans.

The basic concept is that they build an enormous (up to 60 feet tall)
effigy of a Native American Bad Guy in a Santa Fe park and then burn the
sucker ceremoniously. What makes it memorable as a tradition is that the
original artist thought of it as a way to break with the past. Thus
participants in his made-up ceremony got to write the things about the
previous year that they wanted to let go of and consign to the past on
tiny scrips of paper and insert them into the Zozobra effigy, and thus
see them go up in flames (and thus theoretically be consigned to the
past and left behind) at the end of the ceremony.


I always liked the basic idea, but at the same time I always found it
kinda lacking in concept, because the participants in this ceremony
were being asked to focus on the Bad Shit that happened to them in the
previous year, as opposed to the Good Shit.

So here's my proposed alternative to Zozobra -- the Anti-Zozobra, or
What I Really *Liked* About Last Year, And Wish To Celebrate.

If anyone wishes to contribute their thoughts to this thread, you are
cordially invited to do so. If anyone wishes to crap on it by only
focusing on the petty shit you focused on all year, fuck you. This
thread isn't for you.

It's for people who can step aside from the petty shit for a bit and pen
a few words about how wonderful and magical the last year was for them,
and how much they appreciated the magic of it. Having penned the
challenge, I guess I have to go first:

* It's actually very difficult for me to pinpoint the *most* magical
moments of this last year, because there were so many of them. Also, I
don't want to bore people with events that are meaningful only to me, so
I'll stick to a few highlights.

* I got to live in -- and explore -- the medieval/modern nexus that is
Leiden, the Netherlands. That was, and continues to be, a total
adventure.

* I got to -- as a result of some family debts that had to be paid off
and thus drew me out of semi-retirement -- go off for nine months to
Paris and work there. Bummer, dude. Having to go to Paris every week and
work there. I'm not sure I will ever recover. :-)

* I got to -- on home leave from one of these weeks away in Paris --
spend time with my dog Pippin before he had to be urged forward to that
Big Dog Park In The Sky, Where They've Never Heard Of Things Like
Leashes. Our last moments together were as magical as our first; I can
ask nothing more of a life companion.

* I get to continue to spend time with his former companion Paris,
walking along the canals of Leiden. I cannot fully do justice to how
wonderful this experience is in words, so I shall not even try.

* I got to sit in cafes in Paris and write about Whatever The Fuck I
Wanted, something I've been dreaming of doing for much of my life. Few
of these musings have ever been posted to FFL, but I'm more than proud
of the ones that were, and more proud of the ones that were published
elsewhere.

* Now that the debt is paid off and I can kick back and semi-retire
again, I get to work at home on a number of contracts that allow me *to*
work at home, and still earn a comfortable living.

* Along the Way, I got to live in over 20 cool neighborhoods in Paris.
More than most lifetime Paris residents can ever claim. I got to be
there on a daily and nightly basis, and thus learn what it felt like to
live there. Such a deal.

* Now that the gig's over, I get to live in a medieval neighborhood of a
medieval town and see what it's turned into after several centuries and
much progress, or the lack thereof, depending on your outlook.

* On a personal level, here in Leiden I get to live with a number of
wonderfully sympatico people, including a rather lovely five-year-old
who teaches me more about life and what in it is important every day
than I learned from any of my previous spiritual teachers in 63 years of
seeking in all of that time.

What is not to LIKE about all of this?

I write all of these things here, so that they may go up in smoke at the
end of my Anti-Zozobra celebration and be *celebrated*, not left behind.
If any year in my future is as fulfilling and as wonderful as this one
has been for me, I will die a very happy camper indeed.

If you have similar thoughts of gratitude or thanks to offer to the
events in your life in 2013, feel free to post them to this thread. If
all you want to do is bring someone down, stay the fuck away and post on
one of the more normal FFL threads.




[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread s3raphita
But returning to the theme, this is my favourite from that time. Even better 
that Terry by Twinkle. And there's a TM theme as Marianne Faithfull did 
receive her mantra from MMY himself. She later regarded him as a complete 
charlatan.
 As Tears Go By.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JJ6du3Vio 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JJ6du3Vio



[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Fairport are the only name I recognise. Like you I was a big fan of
the Liege and Lief album. What grated with me is that Fairport
Convention weren't a band but a *label* under which different personnel
produced albums which could have no continuity with earlier works.
  My fave Liege and Lief track was Crazy Man Michael.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo

Woo for you. Having gotten sidetracked onto Fairport Convention
nostalgia, I just listened to the whole album again (available in its
entirety on YouTube). The track that caught my ear (other than Richard
Thompson's Farewell, Farewell, of course) was Crazy Man Michael.





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
(I didn't know there was an Ebonics translation of the Bible...)
 

 No, it doesn't say he was in the sky, and there are a few paintings that do 
show him and Moses and Elijah on the ground--but as you say, most have them 
floating in the air.
 

 There is some really stunning artwork of the Transfiguration, especially 
Byzantine. The Wikipedia page on the Transfiguration has several here and there 
on the page and then a bunch at the bottom. Here's my favorite, a portable icon 
done in mosaic, c. 1200:
 

 

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Transfiguration_Christ_Louvre_ML145.jpg 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Transfiguration_Christ_Louvre_ML145.jpg

 
Click underneath the picture for larger sizes (it really needs to be seen 
larger).



 And there was the transfiguration,  some time before crucifixion, in which 
Peter, James and John saw Jesus in his glory with Moses and Elijah at his side 
and a booming voice from the sky saying this is MY son in whom I am be 
pleased(  a touch of Ebonics).  I'm not sure if the Bible actually says they 
were floating in the sky or if it's that just about any painting you see, 
depicting this event, has them in the sky.
 

 
From: authfriend@... authfriend@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

   She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.
 

 
  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: 
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.
 
  Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) 
as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not , lest 
ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the power to forgive 
sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 

 


 From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... To: 
FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PMSubject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your 
Ducks in a Row

   

 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: On 12/29/2013 
2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:

 I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about indifference 
relates to anything Mike was posting about.Maybe not, but I think Mike's point 
was that Jesus was indifferent to social mores concerning adultery. From what 
I've read, hardly anybody back then was indifferent to having multiple wives - 
they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I 
wonder if he was also in favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual 
teachers back then were in favor of polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, 
I guess it all depends on what you mean by spiritual teachers. According to 
Robin, Saul had a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus when he thought 
he had seen the risen Christ for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary 
Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the 
New Testament was written by men. Go figure.  
 
 I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie hole 
shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not quite a 
corpse yet. Go figure.


 












 









 


 









[FairfieldLife] The *other* great English folk-rock album of all time

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
For those few here (hopefully) who don't know it. If you don't, you were
really fuckin' out of it. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_WGOwoYEkY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_WGOwoYEkY


  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_WGOwoYEkY


[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread feste37
Yeah, but Marianne Faithful was hardly an authority on TM. Too blinded by 
heroin, I suspect. Don't forget Kathy Kirby, the sexiest of them all. 

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 But returning to the theme, this is my favourite from that time. Even better 
that Terry by Twinkle. And there's a TM theme as Marianne Faithfull did 
receive her mantra from MMY himself. She later regarded him as a complete 
charlatan.
 As Tears Go By.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JJ6du3Vio 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8JJ6du3Vio





[FairfieldLife] Fw: Creative Snowmen

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long






 




 
 
  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
















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Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first
person to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew
28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.

Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.


On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:



 She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The
 Ascension didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining
 disciples witnessed it.



  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the
 first person to see the risen Christ. 


 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... wrote:



 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up
 into the sky, either.

  Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being
 indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah
 53) as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge
 not , lest ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the
 power to forgive sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 


 *From:* awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@...

 *To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 *Sent:* Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
 *Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row


  ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote:
 On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... wrote:

 I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about
 indifference relates to anything Mike was posting about.

 Maybe not, but I think Mike's point was that Jesus was indifferent to
 social mores concerning adultery. From what I've read, hardly anybody back
 then was indifferent to having multiple wives - they were all in favor of
 it. So, if Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I wonder if he was also in
 favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual teachers back then were
 in favor of polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, I guess it all
 depends on what you mean by spiritual teachers. According to Robin, Saul
 had a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus when he thought he had
 seen the risen Christ for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary
 Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously
 the New Testament was written by men. Go figure.


 I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie
 hole shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not
 quite a corpse yet. Go figure.


  



Re: [FairfieldLife] MMY's Adwaita

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Richard, or it might be like a Rumi poem! Happy New Year:

Out beyond ideas 
of wrongdoing and rightdoing, 
there is a field. 

I'll meet you there. 

When the soul lies down 
in that grass, 
the world is too full to talk about. 

Ideas, language 
- even the phrase each other - 
do not make any sense. 





On Monday, December 30, 2013 9:49 PM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
 Meaning, unless one's words have a huge amount of shakti, 
 it's pointless to tell a person in duality that it's all one. 

Share, It' s like a Zen koan:

Wind flag, mind moves,
The same understanding.
When the mouth opens
All are wrong. - Mumon



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  
Richard, my pastoral counselor and her husband really like Wayne Liquorman. I 
think Rick has interviewed him. I like Francis Lucille and advaita in general. 

I think the operative principle in all this is knowledge is structured in 
consciousness. Meaning, unless one's words have a huge amount of shakti, it's 
pointless to tell a person in duality that it's all one. That simply creates 
cognitive dissonance.

OTOH, I have been experiencing that big T Truth can move mountains. Of stress 
that is! (-:







On Monday, December 30, 2013 8:38 AM, Richard Williams pundits...@gmail.com 
wrote:
 
  
First came One. It's a leap of metaphysical theorizing to imagine that there 
is more than One real. Let's be logical: 



If there were three or more reals instead of One, there would be three or more 
truths, three or more ultimate realities, and three or more Selfs. But, what 
do you suppose would cause a person to think there are three are more reals 
instead of only One? 


If there were three or more reals, then a person would have three or more 
soul-monads, instead of just One Soul. If so, then how would you know your 
Self? Which one would it be - Self number one, Self number two or Self number 
three, or more Selfs than you could count. That would be confusing if you 
didn't know which Self you were. You might want to eat, but the other Self 
might get the food, then Self number one would go about as a hungry ghost. In 
fact, there is only One truth, the one you really are, your Self. All three 
other selfs are just an appearance only.


Do we agree so far?


In fact, the only reason anyone would think there are three or more reals 
would be if they were told it by someone or they read about it somewhere. 
People don't usually go about imagining that they are three people - it's not 
natural and not given in experience. Actually, to imagine that you are three 
people is abnormal, and this abnormal view is usually gained through 
intellectual theorizing. Most people don't naturally feel that they have three 
heads and six arms. So, just give up this idea that you are three persons, 
give up the idea of I and mine and just do your duty - by your Self.


Real renunciation is the giving up of I and mine, not the mere abandoning 
of duties. - Dattatreya Upanishad 


Nagarjuna's Law of the Excluded Middle:



In reality all phenomena are empty of 'own nature'. There is no 'essence' of 
things. Things and events and objects have no intrinsic reality apart from 
conditions. There is dependent origination but no causation - things do not 
arise from causes; things and events are not created or destroyed; there is no 
movement. Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. All truth statements are 
conventional.


Change is impossible; things do not move and one thing does not become another 
thing. Suffering, actions, bodies, doers, and results are all unreal. Time is 
unreal because present and future are all relative. The Seven States of 
Consciousness are also unreal. There is neither suffering nor its causation 
nor a path to its cessation. The three gunas are unreal and there is neither 
the movement, nor the technique, nor the MMY. Birth, death, suffering and 
Nirvana itself is an illusion too. 


Antinomies, dialectics and the four-cornered negation:


Sankara and his followers, like Nagarjuna and his followers, say that none of 
the four forms is applicable to the phenomenal world or any of its objects 
absolutely, because the phenomenal world is a world of relativity.


Not this, That, and neither - Wallah Sutra 1.6. 


According to Gaudapadacharya, there is One only. There is no creation; no 
destruction; no coming to be, and no ceasing to be. Things do not change, 
neither do they move about or stay the same. Things and events are an 
illusion, not real, yet not unreal. The Transcendental Consciousness is the 
only Reality. Liberation is the way to avoid the results of actions and to be 
free.



Adwaita In a nutshell:



According to Liquorman, writing on Adwaita, there are three issues that must 
be understood in order to understand Adwaita: The realization that there are 
*not two*, the realization that things and events are an *illusion*, and the 
*dispelling of illusion* by process of 

[FairfieldLife] The 14 Habits Of Highly Miserable People

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/14-habits-highly-miserable-peopl\
e?page=0%2C1paging=offcurrent_page=1#bookmark
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/14-habits-highly-miserable-peop\
le?page=0%2C1paging=offcurrent_page=1#bookmark





[FairfieldLife] Movie 43

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
Looking for a good comedy that isn't too sophomoric?  Try Movie 43 
which is available on Netflix WI.  It is a selection of sketches in the 
style of Kentucky Fried Movie starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, 
Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Banks, Liev Schreiber, Richard Gere to name a 
few.  Definitely rated not for Buck especially for the iBabe skit but 
very funny.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Movie_43/70222860

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1333125/

And while we're at here is a forthcoming likely to be very controversial 
movie called Transcendence:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209764/

  Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKTVYi9ttfM



Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.
 


 Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.
 

 Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.
 
 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.
 

 
  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 
 

 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.
 
  Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) 
as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not , lest 
ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the power to forgive 
sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 
 
 



 From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row


   

 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: On 12/29/2013 
2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:

 I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about indifference 
relates to anything Mike was posting about. Maybe not, but I think Mike's point 
was that Jesus was indifferent to social mores concerning adultery. From what 
I've read, hardly anybody back then was indifferent to having multiple wives - 
they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I 
wonder if he was also in favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual 
teachers back then were in favor of polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, 
I guess it all depends on what you mean by spiritual teachers. According to 
Robin, Saul had a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus when he thought 
he had seen the risen Christ for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary 
Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the 
New Testament was written by men. Go figure.  
 
 I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie hole 
shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not quite a 
corpse yet. Go figure. 


 


 








 
 
 
 




 


 
 
 
 




 



[FairfieldLife] Watch out for cinnamon rolls?

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
First they came for the cinnamon roll, and no one spoke out because 
there were also bear claws available. Then they came for the Cinnabon 
stands at the airports, and no one spoke out because there were Cinnabon 
stands at every mall within a mile of the airport. Then they came for my 
cinnamon roll, and I had so much stuffed in my mouth that there was no 
one left to speak for me.

Seems the EU has warned Europeans about cinnamon rolls:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24812583/take-away-our-cinnamon-buns-theyll-have-pry





[FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread jr_esq
S3,
 

 There are various possibilities why this is so:
 

 1.  Some earth-like planets are still evolving into higher forms of life.
 

 2.  Some have humanoids who are still developing a civilization that could 
transmit and receive radio waves.
 

 3.  Some have humanoids who have evolved quickly to unity consciousness and 
have attained god-like qualities, such as omniscience, flying through the air, 
and appearing/disappearing anywhere and anytime in the universe.
 

 4.  Some had humanoids who had died out as a species compared to the other 
forms of life in their planet.
 

 5. Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities who are intent 
on conquering other worlds for power, money and gain.
 

 6.  Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities but are 
leaving Earth to develop on its own as part of its policy of non-inteference.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
Thanks, Turq, for the links - it brings back a few memories. And, I don't
blame you for not doing a search using NEO - it sucks as a search engine. I
saw Mother Earth perform at Chet Helms' Family Dog, opening for Janis
Joplin, who I knew from Austin. This was before Tracy married Travis
Rivers, also from Texas, and moved to a farm out by Nashville. Travis
Rivers came over to my place one day when we were trying to revive the San
Francisco Oracle Magazine with Gabe Katz.. Travis is famous for asking me
What's karma? Go figure.

But, the key word here is rock and roll - Mother Earth was a blues rock
band; The Loading Zone was folk rock; and Fairport Convention was an
electric fold rock band.All good singers and performers.

The threads about rock music are:

100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock:
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/topics/363272

Before the British Invasion:
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/topics/362250


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM, TurquoiseB turquoi...@yahoo.com wrote:



 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  Mother Earth
 
  Tracy Nelson ,
  the lead singer of this California band, was a phenomenon. I got to see
  her perform this song live many times before she died far too young, and
  the memory of those performances still shines brightly in my mind:
 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8RaqDuUik



 *Forgive my faulty memory. I could have sworn that I'd heard years ago
 that Tracy died. That's why I gave up looking for her recordings. But the
 Wikipedia article I linked to without reading it seems to indicate that I'm
 wrong, and that she's still alive and, hopefully, still singing. I'm going
 to look for more recent work, and see what it's like. *

  



[FairfieldLife] Fw: 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
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[FairfieldLife] RE: Secret Doctrines

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill


You are not going to get any more enlightenment than you are going to get.

 This sound similar to Robin's self-delusion. The real truth has long ago been 
put into plain words. 

 

 No one is going to get enlightened. Ever!

 

 What is this enlightenment? There never was and never will be such a thing - 
except as the title for a cultural movement in British history. This term was 
used as a title for an 18th century European cultural era, which in English was 
called “The Enlightenment” but originally in German was titled Zeitalter der 
Aufklärung - the Age of Clearing Up.
  
 In the past 50 years, the term “enlightenment” became a silly Neo-Hindu 
neologism (i.e. post-Vivekananda). Now-a-days, Buddhists also love to use this 
as a synonym for Japanese Zen “kensho” or “satori” – mostly paraded around in 
books and magazines by Euro-American Buddhist writers. 
  
 Pt … don’t tell anyone but any object, state or condition that has a 
beginning also has an end – by definition. 
 

 “Experience”, also by definition, is a temporary appearance to a “perceiver”.  
Any experience of “enlightenment” is likewise just a transient occurrence that 
is judged (after the “fact”) to be “oh-so-significant”. 
  
 Such “enlightenment” is utter make-believe. It is a false interpretation - 
both of Shankara’s Advaita and of Buddhist Mahamudra and Dzogchen. 
 


[FairfieldLife] RE: Sixties Brit pop ladies

2013-12-31 Thread waspaligap
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 
 Her big hit was motorbike song Terry which compares favourably with Leader 
of the Pack. Both songs were banned by the BBC because of the death theme.
 

 I've always loved this one by John Leyton *because* of the death theme!
 

 http://youtu.be/7e4JXwd7XMo

 

 Wiki-god he say The song is one of the most noted of the 'death ditties' that 
populated the transatlantic pop charts in the early to mid-1960s. It's the 
only one I know.
 

 And...
 

 In 2012 the journalist Tom Ewing described the song as the weirdest and most 
gripping British record to hit the top yet, with Leyton's vocal clutching at 
your sleeve, desperate to tell a story of loss and madness. Meek turns the 
drums into phantom horsemen and fills the record's dark spaces with melodrama – 
a keening female voice on the chorus rounds the effect off.[ 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Remember_Me#cite_note-5; Far out, man!
 

 

 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread waspaligap


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote:

 Fairport are the only name I recognise. Like you I was a big fan of the Liege 
and Lief album. 
 What grated with me is that Fairport Convention weren't a band but a *label* 
under which different personnel produced albums which could have no continuity 
with earlier works. 
 My fave Liege and Lief track was Crazy Man Michael.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo

 

 Or really just anything with Sandy Denny IMO
 

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB wrote:
 
  Fairport Convention 
 
 This one's an English band, but I associate it with Californica because
 that's where I was living when I discovered it. Like Tracy Nelson, Sandy
 Denny died too young, and
 we were deprived of where she would have gone, be it with the phenomenal
 Fairport Convention or solo.
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_eFRZP1uQ 
I don't think I got this one wrong; Sandy Denny *did* die too young. But before 
she did, she recorded a great body of work, both with the seminal group 
Fairport Convention (generally credited with being the most important in the 
history of English folk-rock), and on her own. 

I therefore post one one more, a song that for me captures the magic of what 
Fairport Convention was. What an incredible blend of talents was there -- 
Richard Thompson on guitar, Dave Swarbick on violin, Sandy Denny, and all of 
the others. Their strongest contributions to theconcept of folk rock  were, 
IMO, their renderings of long, long, truly epic folk ballads, performed almost 
as sonic art pieces. One of the only performers I can think of who does this 
is Loreena McKennitt. 

Anyway, their recorded works do not do justice to the magic of these long, 
extended onstage jams, with the possible near-exceptions of their recorded 
versions of Tam Lin and Matty Groves. Oh. And this one, A Sailor's Life. 

Up to the 6:30-minute mark, it's just an electrified folk song. But at that 
point it changes into something far more, especially for those of us who got to 
see this song performed live. It turned into SERIOUSLY ELECTRIFIED FOLK SONG. I 
remember one live performance in which their version of this song went on for 
over half an hour. Not a person in the audience was bored and waiting for the 
next song. It was as close as I've ever seen another band get to the Grateful 
Dead's live magic. 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrGtFxtWXU 




 




Re: [FairfieldLife] World Boogie-Woogie Championship, 2012

2013-12-31 Thread Richard Williams
Around here this dance style is called Fast Western, Fast Texas, or
sometimes hillbilly dancing, swing dancing or just rock n' roll
dancing. It follows a six beat pattern according to our dance instructor.
The name boogie-woogie, according to Dr. John Tennison, a famous
musicologist and pianist here in San Antonio, has suggested an African
origin for the name. Go figure.

An early example of this style of playing is Led Belly, who grew up in
Harrison County, in the community of Leigh, up in the Caddo Lake Area of
northeast Texas. Boogie-woogie was made famous by Jelly Roll Morton. The
origin of boogie- woogie music and dancing is Texas, which was first played
up in the Piney Woods of northeast Texas.

But, the most primitive boogie-woogie music and dancing is associated with
Marshall, Texas and that a left-handed bass lines grew and became more
complex as the distance from Marshall increased. 'Asleep At The Wheel',
based in Austin, plays good music; and a good example of modern
boogie-woogie is Canned Heat:

Going Up The Country - 1968 from the album Living the Blues
http://youtu.be/p0PjECSyJ7w

Other examples:

Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
http://youtu.be/F9QpDvhshOQ

Route 66 - Asleep At The Wheel
http://youtu.be/vifUaZQL8pc

Work cited:

'BOOGIE WOOGIE'
Its Origin, Subsequent History, and Continuing Development
by John Tennison
http://www.bowofo.org/

Read more:

'The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God'
by Peter Silvester
Scarecrow Press, 2009

'Living the Blues: Canned Heat's Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and
Survival'
by Canned Heat
Canned Heat Music, 2000


On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-77vZ4_SUamp;feature=youtu.behttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-77vZ4_SUfeature=youtu.be


 Exhilarating. I can do without all the acrobatics. I just love to watch
 the legs and feet, and the centrifugal interaction (I made that phrase up;
 don't know how else to describe it) between the two dancers.

  



[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, waspaligap  wrote:

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@ wrote:

  Fairport are the only name I recognise. Like you I was a big fan of
the Liege and Lief album. What grated with me is that Fairport
Convention weren't a band but a *label* under which different personnel
produced albums which could have no continuity with earlier works. My
fave Liege and Lief track was Crazy Man Michael.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo 

  Or really just anything with Sandy Denny IMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk


  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk


[FairfieldLife] RE: The Origin of MIU / MUM

2013-12-31 Thread dhamiltony2k5
The first credit-bearing course in the Science of Creative Intelligence was 
offered at Stanford University in 1970 and was attended by over three hundred 
fifty students. The response was so promising that similar credited courses 
have been offered at more than thirty American universities since that time 
including Yale, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley. The 
profound benefits of the knowledge and practice of the Science of Creative 
Intelligence as experienced by hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout 
the world and the validation of these benefits by physiological, psychological, 
and sociological research conducted at leading universities and research 
institutes have provided a vision of possibility for the fulfillment of 
education systems in all part of the world.
 


 Responsible individuals, organizations, and governments throughout the world 
continue to make great efforts to provide the best possible education for each 
new generation. But in spite of all sincerity and dedicated effort, two facts 
signal a basic lack of success universally experienced: first, suffering 
continues in society, and second, dissatisfaction among youth is a common 
phenomenon almost everywhere.
 
 
 
 Education everywhere deals with similar classes of knowledge -science, arts, 
humanities. As long as the same knowledge is taught, the same results must be 
expected. Innovation in teaching techniques alone will not resolve the 
universal problems of education.
 

 As Maharishi says, only a new seed will yield a new crop. Some new field of 
knowledge must be added to education to make it complete. MIU fulfills the need 
of education by providing a systematic study of intelligence and simultaneously 
promotes the growth of the knower along with the growth of knowledge.
 

 The study of intelligence integrated with the study of every discipline 
enriches and completes the range of every discipline, structures the home of 
all knowledge in the awareness of the student, and thus offers the solution to 
the pressing problems of modern education. 
 
 
 Pages 26-7, founding Catalog of Maharishi International University, 1974








[FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill
Where are the aliens? Consider this ...

 http://www.space.com/9206-finding-harder-aliens-digital.html 
http://www.space.com/9206-finding-harder-aliens-digital.html
 

 
 

 
 

 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread waspaligap
Dang!
 

 This video contains content from PEDL, Warner Chappell and UMG, one or more 
of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, waspaligap wrote:
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@ wrote: 
 
 Fairport are the only name I recognise. Like you I was a big fan of the Liege 
 and Lief album. What grated with me is that Fairport Convention weren't a 
 band but a *label* under which different personnel produced albums which 
 could have no continuity with earlier works. My fave Liege and Lief track was 
 Crazy Man Michael. 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t2-wUPo7Oo  
  
 Or really just anything with Sandy Denny IMO 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk 


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYCdFctE8lk



[FairfieldLife] RE: Secret Doctrines

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Doesn't sound at all like anything I ever saw Robin say, empty (delusional or 
otherwise).
 

You are not going to get any more enlightenment than you are going to get.

 This sound similar to Robin's self-delusion. The real truth has long ago been 
put into plain words.
 

 




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Dicks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
I still can't believe that some 2000 years later that people still 
believe there was a magic person back them.  C'mon not even a lot of 
theologists believe that!


On 12/31/2013 09:16 AM, Richard Williams wrote:
Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see 
Jesus after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, 
hovering in the air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary 
Magdalene was the first person to see the risen Christ. All the four 
gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.


Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE 
the Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
mailto:authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The
Ascension didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the
remaining disciples witnessed it.



 authfriend wrote:
 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first
 to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.

Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was
the first person to see the risen Christ. 


On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@...
mailto:authfriend@... wrote:

I don't believe Mary Magdalen wasthe first to see the
Jesus rise up into the sky, either.


 Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything
about Jesus being indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came
not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) as the *suffering
servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not ,
lest ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said
He has the power to forgive sin, doesn't mean He's in
favor of it. 


*From:* awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@...

*To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@...
wrote:
On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@...
mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:


I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers
talking about indifference relates to anything
Mike was posting about.

Maybe not, but I think Mike's point was that Jesus
was indifferent to social mores concerning
adultery. From what I've read, hardly anybody back
then was indifferent to having multiple wives -
they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was
forgiving about adultery, I wonder if he was also
in favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any
spiritual teachers back then were in favor of
polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, I
guess it all depends on what you mean by
spiritual teachers. According to Robin, Saul had
a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus
when he thought he had seen the risen Christ for
the first time; but everyone knows that Mary
Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up
into the sky. Obviously the New Testament was
written by men. Go figure.


I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin'
to you. Keep your pie hole shut and give the
little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's
not quite a corpse yet. Go figure.








[FairfieldLife] HUM... HUM...HUM... ! ! !

2013-12-31 Thread brian . lee108
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/vedic-varsity-chancellor-in-3day-custody-in-rape-case/1213575/

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/maharishi-vidya-mandir-group-chairman-arrested-on-rape-charges-113123000729_1.html

http://www.indiatvnews.com/crime/news/latest-news-maharishi-mahesh-yogi-vedic-university-chancellor-4870.html

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept 
evolution.  It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of 
intelligence. :-D


What we really have to do to help humans survive is arrest the 
materialist elite who want to control the world and try them for 
tyranny.  And I guess we need to start running for office ourselves so 
that the same ol' shitheads don't' run (ruin) our communities.



On 12/31/2013 09:49 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:


S3,


There are various possibilities why this is so:


1.  Some earth-like planets are still evolving into higher forms of life.


2.  Some have humanoids who are still developing a civilization that 
could transmit and receive radio waves.



3.  Some have humanoids who have evolved quickly to unity 
consciousness and have attained god-like qualities, such as 
omniscience, flying through the air, and appearing/disappearing 
anywhere and anytime in the universe.



4.  Some had humanoids who had died out as a species compared to the 
other forms of life in their planet.



5. Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities who 
are intent on conquering other worlds for power, money and gain.



6.  Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities but 
are leaving Earth to develop on its own as part of its policy of 
non-inteference.







[FairfieldLife] ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/us-usa-security-aclu-idUSBRE9BQ0DA20131230
 against the US Government yesterday to force disclosure of the executive order 
dealing with electronic surveillance.  The suit relates to executive order 
12333 that governs surveillance of foreign entities. 
 
 
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/31/ACLU-Sues-for-Disclosure-of-Surveillance-Executive-Order
 
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/31/ACLU-Sues-for-Disclosure-of-Surveillance-Executive-Order
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age!





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:58 PM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
  
I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D 

What we really have to do to help humans survive is arrest the
  materialist elite who want to control the world and try them for
  tyranny.  And I guess we need to start running for office
  ourselves so that the same ol' shitheads don't' run (ruin) our
  communities.


On 12/31/2013 09:49 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
S3,


There are various possibilities why this is so:


1.  Some earth-like planets are still evolving into higher forms of life.


2.  Some have humanoids who are still developing a civilization that could 
transmit and receive radio waves.


3.  Some have humanoids who have evolved quickly to unity consciousness and 
have attained god-like qualities, such as omniscience, flying through the air, 
and appearing/disappearing anywhere and anytime in the universe.


4.  Some had humanoids who had died out as a species compared to the other 
forms of life in their planet.


5. Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities who are intent 
on conquering other worlds for power, money and gain.


6.  Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities but are 
leaving Earth to develop on its own as part of its policy of non-inteference.



[FairfieldLife] RE: Secret Doctrines

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill
Robin claimed enlightenment. Professor claims only as much.

Enlightenment! Enlightenment! 

If it was a candy bar we could eat a piece to get only as much.
If we ate the whole bar we could claim to be The World Teacher.

Either way, when we got to the end we could say I gave it up.

Re: [FairfieldLife] ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
emptybill, what about the agencies that the suit does NOT name? I admit I have 
some deep suspicions about Homeland Security. For example, why is their logo 
now on all dvds along with the FBI's?! 





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:59 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
The American
Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the US Government yesterday to force
disclosure of the executive order dealing with electronic surveillance.
 The suit relates to executive order 12333 that governs surveillance of
foreign entities. 

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/31/ACLU-Sues-for-Disclosure-of-Surveillance-Executive-Order



[FairfieldLife] RE: ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill
What else but to keep you from Sharon them.

Just repeat to the clerk ... my name ain't Sharon.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
And we could just as well be aliens and our minds have been blocked to 
allow us to understand that.  Of course that idea really riles the 
religious fundamentalists who believe a magic man in the sky made them.


On 12/31/2013 11:04 AM, Share Long wrote:
noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do 
not believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that 
for many of that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost 
entirely on their religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling 
in this day and age!




On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:58 PM, Bhairitu 
noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept 
evolution. It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of 
intelligence. :-D


What we really have to do to help humans survive is arrest the 
materialist elite who want to control the world and try them for 
tyranny. And I guess we need to start running for office ourselves so 
that the same ol' shitheads don't' run (ruin) our communities.



On 12/31/2013 09:49 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:

S3,

There are various possibilities why this is so:

1.  Some earth-like planets are still evolving into higher forms of life.

2.  Some have humanoids who are still developing a civilization that 
could transmit and receive radio waves.


3.  Some have humanoids who have evolved quickly to unity 
consciousness and have attained god-like qualities, such as 
omniscience, flying through the air, and appearing/disappearing 
anywhere and anytime in the universe.


4.  Some had humanoids who had died out as a species compared to the 
other forms of life in their planet.


5. Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities who 
are intent on conquering other worlds for power, money and gain.


6.  Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities but 
are leaving Earth to develop on its own as part of its policy of 
non-inteference.









[FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread emptybill
Since this thread is about assaying alien life, my guess is that both
Bari2 and Sharon are aliens who are now trying to change the topic so they can 
more easily cover up their scaley hides.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
emptybill, do we really need TWO Big Brothers watching us?!




On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:22 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
What else but to keep you from Sharon them.

Just repeat to the clerk ... my name ain't Sharon.


Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Everybody knows it was a magic woman!





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:27 PM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
  
And we could just as well be aliens and our minds have been blocked to allow us 
to understand that.  Of course that idea really riles the religious 
fundamentalists who believe a magic man in the sky made them.

On 12/31/2013 11:04 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age!






On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:58 PM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net 
wrote:
 
  
I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D 

What we really have to do to help
  humans survive is arrest the
  materialist elite who want to control
  the world and try them for tyranny. 
  And I guess we need to start running
  for office ourselves so that the same
  ol' shitheads don't' run (ruin) our
  communities.


On 12/31/2013 09:49 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com wrote:

  
S3,


There are various possibilities why this is so:


1.  Some earth-like planets are still evolving into higher forms of life.


2.  Some have humanoids who are still developing a civilization that could 
transmit and receive radio waves.


3.  Some have humanoids who have evolved quickly to unity consciousness and 
have attained god-like qualities, such as omniscience, flying through the 
air, and appearing/disappearing anywhere and anytime in the universe.


4.  Some had humanoids who had died out as a species compared to the other 
forms of life in their planet.


5. Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities who are 
intent on conquering other worlds for power, money and gain.


6.  Some have humanoids with advanced technological capabilities but are 
leaving Earth to develop on its own as part of its policy of non-inteference.






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Dicks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Don't worry, we're talking about what the Bible says (or in Richard's case, 
what it doesn't say), not necessarily what we believe personally.
 

 That's the same mistake Barry keeps making regarding Maharishi sez. He 
assumes that if a person quotes or cites Maharishi, they must be endorsing what 
he said.
 
   I still can't believe that some 2000 years later that people still believe 
there was a magic person back them.  C'mon not even a lot of theologists 
believe that! 
 

 Actually most theologians agree that Jesus existed. Whether he was magic or 
not is another question entirely.
 
 On 12/31/2013 09:16 AM, Richard Williams wrote:
 
   Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.
 
 
 Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.
 
 
 
 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.
 
 
 
  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 
 
 
 
 
 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.
 
  Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) 
as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not , lest 
ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the power to forgive 
sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
mailto:awoelflebater@... 
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row
 
 
   
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... mailto:punditster@... 
wrote: On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:
 
 I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about indifference 
relates to anything Mike was posting about. Maybe not, but I think Mike's point 
was that Jesus was indifferent to social mores concerning adultery. From what 
I've read, hardly anybody back then was indifferent to having multiple wives - 
they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I 
wonder if he was also in favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual 
teachers back then were in favor of polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, 
I guess it all depends on what you mean by spiritual teachers. According to 
Robin, Saul had a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus when he thought 
he had seen the risen Christ for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary 
Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the 
New Testament was written by men. Go figure.  
 
 I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie hole 
shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not quite a 
corpse yet. Go figure. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
emptywilliam, 12 million Americans believe the US is run by lizard people! Read 
it and weep...
http://boingboing.net/2013/04/15/12-million-americans-believe-l.html





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:29 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Since this thread is about assaying alien life, my guess is that both
Bari2 and Sharon are aliens who are now trying to change the topic so they can 
more easily cover up their scaley hides.


[FairfieldLife] RE: Secret Doctrines

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Something major happened to him, without any warning, on that mountain in 1976. 
Whatever it was, it lasted for more than 10 years, and he spent another 25 
years in seclusion trying (apparently successfully) to get rid of it.
 
  Robin claimed enlightenment. Professor claims only as much.

Enlightenment! Enlightenment! 

If it was a candy bar we could eat a piece to get only as much.
If we ate the whole bar we could claim to be The World Teacher.

Either way, when we got to the end we could say I gave it up. 
 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu
I'm sure the first things the NSA kids do each day is to check what 
Empty, Sharon and Bhairitu have posted on FFL.  It's very important for 
national security, you know.


On 12/31/2013 11:31 AM, Share Long wrote:

emptybill, do we really need TWO Big Brothers watching us?!


On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:22 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:

What else but to keep you from Sharon them.

Just repeat to the clerk ... my name ain't Sharon.







[FairfieldLife] RE: HUM... HUM...HUM... ! ! !

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Now, that's what I call a promising start to the new year. (Assuming he's 
guilty, that is.) I was afraid the authorities were going to leave him be. Of 
course he could still get off even if he is guilty, but at least they're taking 
the accusation seriously.
 

 

  
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/vedic-varsity-chancellor-in-3day-custody-in-rape-case/1213575/

 
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/maharishi-vidya-mandir-group-chairman-arrested-on-rape-charges-113123000729_1.html

http://www.indiatvnews.com/crime/news/latest-news-maharishi-mahesh-yogi-vedic-university-chancellor-4870.html
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying that 
1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts are?):

A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]

At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.

Read more:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/




 noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 

I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: HUM... HUM...HUM... ! ! !

2013-12-31 Thread Bhairitu

Yes, this *is *India where money talks.

On 12/31/2013 12:02 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:


*Now, /that's/ what I call a promising start to the new year. 
(Assuming he's guilty, that is.) I was afraid the authorities were 
going to leave him be. Of course he could still get off even if he is 
guilty, but at least they're taking the accusation seriously.*


*
*

*
*

 
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/vedic-varsity-chancellor-in-3day-custody-in-rape-case/1213575/



http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/maharishi-vidya-mandir-group-chairman-arrested-on-rape-charges-113123000729_1.html

http://www.indiatvnews.com/crime/news/latest-news-maharishi-mahesh-yogi-vedic-university-chancellor-4870.html 







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread feste37
MMY didn't believe in evolution either. Humans were created as humans, not as 
apes who had a lot of evolving to do. 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
I know what you were referring to, Share. But what you said your guess was, was 
wrong. It's not just that folks don't believe humans evolved from apes, as you 
said; rather, they don't accept evolution, period (as Bhairitu said). That's 
why I italicized since the beginning of time, you see.
 

 Try reading what you wrote, and then what I wrote, again.
 

  Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread feste37
Note the courtesy with which Share corrects auth's mistake. Just the facts. No 
sneering or nastiness. Now imagine what it would have been like the other way 
round. Try to learn from Share, auth. 

 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote:

 Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread jr_esq
Share,
 

 It's hard to fathom.  But there are many intelligent fundamentalist Christians 
who believe that the earth is only 6,000 years old.  And they believe in the 
literal interpretation of the Old and New Testament.


[FairfieldLife] Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2014 to all beings everywhere

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XP-f7wPM0A


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely defining 
*risen* differently.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:37 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.




Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.


Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.




 authfriend wrote:
 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
 to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.

Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
I don't believe Mary Magdalen wasthe first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.


 Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 
53) as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge 
not , lest ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the 
power to forgive sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 




From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@...

To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

  


---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: 
On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... wrote:

 
I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about 
indifference relates to anything Mike was posting about.
Maybe not, but I think Mike's point was that Jesus was indifferent to social 
mores concerning adultery. From what I've read, hardly anybody back then was 
indifferent to having multiple wives - they were all in favor of it. So, if 
Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I wonder if he was also in favor of 
polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual teachers back then were in favor of 
polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, I guess it all depends on what you 
mean by spiritual teachers. According to Robin, Saul had a spiritual 
experience on the road to Damascus when he thought he had seen the risen Christ 
for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary Magdalene was the first to see 
the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the New Testament was written by men. 
Go figure.  



I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie 
hole shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's 
not quite a corpse yet. Go figure.




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/31/2013 11:37 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.
It should be easy to check: All the four gospels agree on this - Mary 
Magdalene was the first to see the risen Christ.


Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
 Note the courtesy with which Share corrects auth's mistake. 
 

 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You are determined to trash every bit of credibility you may 
ever have had for the sake of defending Poor Innocent Share from her own 
mistakes.
 

  Just the facts. 
 

 The fact is that her guess was wrong. Another fact is that she could have 
found out very easily, just as I did, that the poll results reflect a flat 
rejection of evolution in general by a third of the U.S. population, not just 
that those folks don't think humans evolved from apes. She was trying to wiggle 
out of the mistake by pretending that I had somehow misunderstood what she was 
commenting on (Bhairitu's statement that 1/3 of the population doesn't believe 
in evolution).
 

 You aren't doing her any favors by trying to help her get away with it, Feste, 
and goodness knows you aren't doing yourself any favors either.
 

 Just FYI, had I made the mistake she did and been shown to be wrong, I'd have 
said, You're right, I should have checked rather than guessed. That's a really 
depressing statistic.
 

  No sneering or nastiness. Now imagine what it would have been like the 
other way round. Try to learn from Share, auth. 

 

 
 Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 







Re: [FairfieldLife] The *other* great English folk-rock album of all time

2013-12-31 Thread Richard J. Williams

On 12/31/2013 10:50 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:*/
 For those few here (hopefully) who don't know it.
 If you don't, you were really fuckin' out of it. :-)

/*
Thanks for the link. Out of it for not remembering a folk-rock artist?


[FairfieldLife] Re: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread TurquoiseB
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,  wrote:

 Share,

  It's hard to fathom.  But there are many intelligent fundamentalist
Christians who believe that the earth is only 6,000 years old.  And they
believe in the literal interpretation of the Old and New Testament.

A shockingly sizable portion of the American population believes that
the United States of Amerca is about to celebrate its 2014th birthday as
a nation.





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Richard J. Williams
On 12/31/2013 2:38 PM, Share Long wrote:

  Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely 
defining *risen* differently.
 
According to the Gospels, Mary Magdalene was the first person to realize 
that Jesus had risen. Mary testified about this to the apostles that 
Jesus had risen; she was the Apostle to he Apostles; and so they each 
included the report in their Gospels: Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 
24:10, and John 20:1. It's not complicated.


Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Luke (as you know) doesn't say Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen 
Christ. And none of the Gospels say he was hovering in the air when Mary M. 
saw him.
 
 Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea. It 
should be easy to check: All the four gospels agree on this - Mary Magdalene 
was the first to see the risen Christ.
 
 Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.
 
 
 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing about 
1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying that 
1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts are?):

A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]

At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.

Read more:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/




 noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 

I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Except that nobody has been arguing about what you just stated. The lies are in 
your previous posts about what Mary M. saw.
   Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely 
defining *risen* differently. According to the Gospels, Mary Magdalene was the 
first person to realize 
 that Jesus had risen. Mary testified about this to the apostles that 
 Jesus had risen; she was the Apostle to he Apostles; and so they each 
 included the report in their Gospels: Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 
 24:10, and John 20:1. It's not complicated. 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread jr_esq
Share,
 

 I found this strange correlation with the British royalty:
 

 1.  Prince Charles had the conjunction of Rahu and Moon in his birth chart.
 

 2.  Princess Diana had the conjunction of Ketu and the Moon.
 

 3.  Both Prince William and Kate Middleton had the conjunctions of Rahu and 
the Moon.
 

 As you well know, both Rahu and Ketu have associations with the snake or 
reptile.


[FairfieldLife] 2014, The Dome Numbers, Resolutions, Some humble suggestions for the coming FF New Year

2013-12-31 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Yes indeed, let us be humble now at year's end with the New Year beginning. 
Taking stock now at year's end our community Dome meditation numbers are 
frightfully low.
 Men's Dome meditation numbers are more frequently even below 200. That is 
 even lower than whence the Assembly started back in 2006 of the real nadir
 days with TM in the West. This low meditation number now does not bode well. 
With the collapse and failure of the Assembly around the Settle grant we need 
now more than ever before better leadership in this new year. 
 The old adage, “you can't lead from behind”; Our leadership needs to come to 
the Domes too where they might even get seen in battle.
 All meditators, rich as well as poor, praise the Unified Field and come to 
meditation for world peace in the New Year,
 
 -Buck   
 

 Om come, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve.
Come with your guilt and fear oppressed,
And make this last resolve. 

I'll go to meditate, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose;
I know its courts, I'll enter in,
Whatever may oppose.

I can but perish if I do not go,
I am resolved to try,
For if I stay away I know
I must forever die.
 

 Fairfield:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLJepRUYYE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLJepRUYYE

 

 

 

 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote:

 These are just suggestions. They are *not*, as some calling for the 
reinstatement of posting limits or more stringent rules or moderation seem 
to want, restrictions or demands. React to them as you will:

* When reading people's posts, think about *intent*, in the Castanedan sense. 
What was the *intent* of the post; that is, what did the poster hope to 
accomplish with it? Did he or she *intend* to uplift or help people, or did 
they merely try to dump on and demean someone? If the latter, do you really 
want to reply to what they wrote and thus become a party to that *intent*?

* When responding to other people's posts, cast a thought or two before you 
press the Send key as to what your *intent* is. 

* When reading other people's posts, give a thought as to whether anything in 
the post is *original*, or has anything to do with the poster's actual 
real-world life. Do they share with you some adventure or spiritual experience 
they've had *recently*, or are they lost in the past, or in theory, 
intellectually masturbating to concepts they've only read about or heard about, 
and never experienced personally? If the latter, what can you ever expect to 
learn from interacting with such a person?

* When reading other people's posts, try to discern whether or not the poster 
whose post you're reading is trying to win something. If they are, do you 
really give a shit about the 'war' or 'dick-size contest' they're trying to 
win, or is it all in the poster's head? If they're the only ones concerned 
about winning, click Next and move along. Leave the fighting of the petty 
ego-wars to those who believe they actually exist.

* When someone posts the same tired old putdown post that they've made a 
thousand times before, with only the name of the intended victim changed in its 
latest iteration, is there any reason to respond? If you can't think of any, 
why respond and add to the repetition? Allowing the person to *demonstrate* 
their obsessive compulsive disorder is usually more effective than trying to 
answer or counter it. 

* If a person who has a history of being chronically angry and nasty seems to 
get the *most* angry and nasty when the people they lash out at ignore them and 
don't respond to or even read their posts, isn't that a great reason to *keep* 
ignoring them and not responding or reading? They've already revealed the thing 
that bothers them the most -- their greatest fear, that people will treat them 
as if they don't exist and as if nothing they ever say could possibly matter. 
Seems to me that the best thing one could do to deal with people who think like 
this is to help it come true. 

Happy New Year, and happy posting...








[FairfieldLife] Re: Female Rock Stars

2013-12-31 Thread doctordumbass
Loved these guys! Bought a bootleg of LL in Taiwan (their main source of 
income, pre-computer chips) - I think it was blue plastic.

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Nice try, Share, but that's wrong too. They don't believe in evolution--for any 
critter, or even any plant--because evolution isn't in the Bible. The Bible 
says God made everything once for all time. That's what the poll question 
asked, and they said that's what they believed.
 
  IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing 
about 1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
   Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 




 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
No, sorry, Share, but I had made it quite clear what I meant by risen. In 
this case, it doesn't mean risen into the air, as Richard maintains. Christ 
is not reported in the Bible to have been hovering in the air when Mary 
Magdalene saw him. Richard knows that. He also knows (if he's read the Bible 
passages he cites) that not all of them say Mary M. was the first to see Christ 
after he rose from the grave (and none of them say he was hovering in the air 
above the tomb when he appeared to Mary Magdalene). This is just another of 
his lying trolls. Like you, initially he made a mistake, but he can't admit it.
 

 The point here is not that you make mistakes; everybody does that. The point 
is how poorly it reflects on your character that you not only can't just 
acknowledge the mistake and move on, but that you actually try to defend the 
mistakes of your pals and their attempts to cover them up.
 

  Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely defining 
*risen* differently. 
 
 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:37 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... 
wrote:
 
   Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.
 


 Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.
 

 Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.
 
 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.
 

 
  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 
 

 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.
 
  Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 53) 
as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge not , lest 
ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the power to forgive 
sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 
 
 



 From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@... 
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row


   

 ---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: On 12/29/2013 
2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... wrote:

 I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about indifference 
relates to anything Mike was posting about. Maybe not, but I think Mike's point 
was that Jesus was indifferent to social mores concerning adultery. From what 
I've read, hardly anybody back then was indifferent to having multiple wives - 
they were all in favor of it. So, if Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I 
wonder if he was also in favor of polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual 
teachers back then were in favor of polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, 
I guess it all depends on what you mean by spiritual teachers. According to 
Robin, Saul had a spiritual experience on the road to Damascus when he thought 
he had seen the risen Christ for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary 
Magdalene was the first to see the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the 
New Testament was written by men. Go figure.  
 
 I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie hole 
shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's not quite a 
corpse yet. Go figure. 


 


 








 
 
 
 




 


 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY#39;s Darshan

2013-12-31 Thread dhamiltony2k5
Thanks, this narrative is a really nice personal voice. Recounting a time it is 
also good insight in to something not much spoken about, personal illumination. 
Especially Maharishi's personal experience with it. 
 Jai the Jagad Sat Guru, 
 
 -Buck Das in the Dome
 

 AEGTC, Seeligsburg, Switzerland 1976:
 

 Maharishi, these experiences I've had over the past six months have been 
glimpses of enlightenment for me. I had a tremendous awakening experience 
before I started TM, but due to the circumstances, I feel a little shy about 
telling it in the group. I then sent him a thought message that I would relate 
my experience and not the circumstances.
 

 Maharishi paused for a moment to think about what I'd just said. It'll be all 
right to tell it, he said finally, in a thoughtful sort of way. 
 

 Maharishi, you've said that for every state of consciousness there is a 
separate, corresponding state of reality. Waking state has its reality, dream 
state has its reality, and deep sleep is another reality.
 

 Yes.
 

 You've taught us that transcendental consciousness is a fourth state of 
consciousness?a fourth reality that is the underlying reality of all life.
 

 Yes.
 

 And you've taught that cosmic consciousness is a higher state of reality, 
because one never loses consciousness of the transcendent even during waking, 
dreaming and sleeping.
 

 Yes.
 

 You've also said that God consciousness and unity consciousness are even 
deeper states of reality; so we have all these states of consciousness and all 
these states of corresponding realities.
 

 Maharishi said yes this time in a somewhat impatient way, as if to convey, 
Get to the point, where are you going with this?
 

 I'd been feeling an almighty power rise up inside of me as I asked Maharishi 
each one of these questions, because I was consciously setting him up? To 
refute all that he had just said. I knew he knew the truth, but I wanted him to 
come out with it in a way he had never done before. It was time for us to stop 
playing around like little children at his feet, and elicit from him the real 
truth. A great rage suddenly ripped through my chest, burning the lie in my 
heart. I wanted Maharishi to kill it right then and there, for all time.
 

 Maharishi, in the experience of wholeness I had before I started TM, what 
you've just said that basically reality is different in different states of 
consciousness, is a total lie! What I experienced one night five years ago, is 
that there is only one reality, has always been one reality, and will forever 
be one reality! EVERYTHING ELSE IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL LIE!
 

 YES! YES! YES! Maharishi loudly proclaimed. With each YES, his fist came 
down on the table, Bang, Bang, Bang! Never had I seen him respond so 
powerfully. It was as if the Hammer of God was slamming that table. He then 
exclaimed loudly, This is real wholeness! I don't want to hear anything but 
experiences of real wholeness! Continue with your experience.
 

 What I discovered in my experience, Maharishi, was that the personality I 
know as Jay Latharn is a complete, fictitious lie. There is only one Being, 
God. Everything else, even the 'reality' of God consciousness, is an illusion. 
It's just like Shankara said.
 

 Now this is the real experience of wholeness! Maharishi proclaimed excitedly.
 

 What happened is that I had an experience in which I went through all of the 
states of consciousness. When I hit cosmic consciousness I closed my eyes to 
meditate and witnessed creation in the flow of soma out of the bindu point 
between my eyes. Everything shot out of that point, in stereo?whatever came out 
on the left came out on the right. I saw the mechanics of creation. It was the 
most amazing sight I ever saw. After that I started having celestial perception 
with my eyes open.
 

 I then briefly explained the major points of my experience the jewels I'd seen 
in the ceiling and how things were constructed of light rays created from God's 
mind?how I walked and moved through a cosmic plasma that erased the force of 
gravity, etc. Maharishi was paying close attention to what I was saying, and 
having his attention on me like this was like having God Almighty bum the lie 
right out of my heart. The longer I held his attention, the more enlightened I 
got. Yes, lie had closely followed rny progress for the past six months and 
given me a lot of attention, but this moment was the greatest I'd ever had with 
him.
 

 I continued relating to Maharishi the progressive stages of my awakening; how 
I had felt the presence of God in everything and how everything I perceived 
became the artwork of the Creator (Maharishi's descriptive words for sensory 
experiences in the state of God consciousness). I told him of my insights into 
God revealing to man the blueprints for a more comfortable life on earth 
throughout the centuries, and how I went from God consciousness into Unity 
Consciousness and perceived God looking back 

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, I think Richard was saying that Mary Magdelene from first to see Christ 
risen from the dead.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:26 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
No, sorry, Share, but I had made it quite clear what I meant by risen. In 
this case, it doesn't mean risen into the air, as Richard maintains. Christ 
is not reported in the Bible to have been hovering in the air when Mary 
Magdalene saw him. Richard knows that. He also knows (if he's read the Bible 
passages he cites) that not all of them say Mary M. was the first to see Christ 
after he rose from the grave (and none of them say he was hovering in the air 
above the tomb when he appeared to Mary Magdalene).This is just another of his 
lying trolls. Like you, initially he made a mistake, but he can't admit it.

The point here is not that you make mistakes; everybody does that. The point is 
how poorly it reflects on your character that you not only can't just 
acknowledge the mistake and move on, but that you actually try to defend the 
mistakes of your pals and their attempts to cover them up.



 Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely defining 
*risen* differently. 




On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:37 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.




Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.


Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.




 authfriend wrote:
 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
 to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.

Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
I don't believe Mary Magdalen wasthe first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.


 Wait- on! Wait- on! Mike wasn't insinuating anything about Jesus being 
indifferent towards any sin. Jesus came not to judge but to serve( Isaiah 
53) as the *suffering servant*, showing mankind how to live life. Judge 
not , lest ye be judged , Do unto others... etc. Jesus said He has the 
power to forgive sin, doesn't mean He's in favor of it. 




From: awoelflebater@... awoelflebater@...

To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

  


---In FairfieldLife@{{emailDomain}}, punditster@... wrote: 
On 12/29/2013 2:40 PM, awoelflebater@... wrote:

 
I don't think a couple of spiritual teachers talking about 
indifference relates to anything Mike was posting about.
Maybe not, but I think Mike's point was that Jesus was indifferent to social 
mores concerning adultery. From what I've read, hardly anybody back then was 
indifferent to having multiple wives - they were all in favor of it. So, if 
Jesus was forgiving about adultery, I wonder if he was also in favor of 
polygamy? And, I don't think any spiritual teachers back then were in favor of 
polyandry, except maybe over in India. But, I guess it all depends on what you 
mean by spiritual teachers. According to Robin, Saul had a spiritual 
experience on the road to Damascus when he thought he had seen the risen Christ 
for the first time; but everyone knows that Mary Magdalene was the first to see 
the Jesus rise up into the sky. Obviously the New Testament was written by men. 
Go figure.  



I don't care what you think and I wasn't talkin' to you. Keep your pie 
hole shut and give the little lady a chance to speak for herself. She's 
not quite a corpse yet. Go figure.






[FairfieldLife] Soundbreaker

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 Background information Born August 16, 1964 (age 49) Genres 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_genre Alternative accordion Occupations 
Musician http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musician, composer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composer Instruments Accordion 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accordion, voice 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice Associated acts KTU 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTU_%28band%29, Kimmo Pohjonen Kluster, K Cube 
Website KimmoPohjonen.com http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/ Kimmo Pohjonen (born 
August 16, 1964) is a Finnish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland accordionist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accordion who has revolutionized accordion sounds 
and performance with his custom-made electrified and modified instrument. Since 
the mid-nineties he has released numerous albums and toured the world with 
various projects.
 

 [kim-maw pokh-yaw-nen: kim-more northern]
 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Mut8-k0J4
 

 (He fluently speaks the infamous 'tankero-English'...)

 

 



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, you're talking about the group you read about. And I'm talking about the 
group that noozguru posted about!





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:24 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Nice try, Share, but that's wrong too. They don't believe in evolution--for any 
critter, or even any plant--because evolution isn't in the Bible. The Bible 
says God made everything once for all time. That's what the poll question 
asked, and they said that's what they believed.


 IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing about 
1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution. 





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
  
Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying that 
1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts are?):

A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]

At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.

Read more:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/




 noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 

I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Surveillance Executive Order

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
noozguru, and hopefully they won't figure out who Sharon is!





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:56 PM, Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
  
I'm sure the first things the NSA kids do each day is to check what Empty, 
Sharon and Bhairitu have posted on FFL.  It's very important for national 
security, you know.

On 12/31/2013 11:31 AM, Share Long wrote:

  
emptybill, do we really need TWO Big Brothers watching us?!




On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:22 PM, emptyb...@yahoo.com 
emptyb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
What else but to keep you from Sharon them.

Just repeat to the clerk ... my name
  ain't Sharon.





[FairfieldLife] Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Nephew Arrested on Rape Charge - The New Indian Express

2013-12-31 Thread Rick Archer
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogis-Nephew-Arreste
d-on-Rape-Charge/2013/12/31/article1973903.ece



Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Same group, Share. He's referring to that recent poll discussed in the article 
I linked to. It's all over the news.
 

  Judy, you're talking about the group you read about. And I'm talking about 
the group that noozguru posted about! 
 

 Nice try, Share, but that's wrong too. They don't believe in evolution--for 
any critter, or even any plant--because evolution isn't in the Bible. The Bible 
says God made everything once for all time. That's what the poll question 
asked, and they said that's what they believed.

 
  IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing 
about 1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
   Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 




 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 




 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] RE: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi#39;s Nephew Arrested on Rape Charge - The New Indian Express

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Rick, see:
 

 http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/368936 
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/368936

 
 
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogis-Nephew-Arrested-on-Rape-Charge/2013/12/31/article1973903.ece
 
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogis-Nephew-Arrested-on-Rape-Charge/2013/12/31/article1973903.ece





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, here's what noozguru posted: I can really believe that 1/3 of the US 
population does not accept evolution.

I didn't know that you two were referring to the same article, the same group.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:47 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Same group, Share. He's referring to that recent poll discussed in the article 
I linked to. It's all over the news.



 Judy, you're talking about the group you read about. And I'm talking about 
the group that noozguru posted about! 


Nice try, Share, but that's wrong too. They don't believe in evolution--for any 
critter, or even any plant--because evolution isn't in the Bible. The Bible 
says God made everything once for all time. That's what the poll question 
asked, and they said that's what they believed.



 IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing about 
1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution. 





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
  
Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying that 
1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts are?):

A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]

At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.

Read more:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/




 noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 

I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  










Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Care to translate that into English for me, Share?
 

 Perhaps you meant to type was the instead of from?
 

 If so, of course nobody was arguing otherwise. And of course that isn't what 
Richard has been saying anyway, as you know if you've been following the 
discussion. You can just read what I quoted below in my previous post if you've 
forgotten. But I don't think you have.
 

 Why are you trying to protect him when the only tactic you have is to be 
dishonest about what he's said? 
 
  Judy, I think Richard was saying that Mary Magdelene from first to see 
Christ risen from the dead. 
 

 Oh, and by the way, as you know if you read your Bible, Luke does not say Mary 
M. was the first to see Christ risen from the dead--but Richard insists all 
four Gospels say that.
 

 
No, sorry, Share, but I had made it quite clear what I meant by risen. 
In this case, it doesn't mean risen into the air, as Richard maintains. 
Christ is not reported in the Bible to have been hovering in the air when 
Mary Magdalene saw him. Richard knows that. He also knows (if he's read the 
Bible passages he cites) that not all of them say Mary M. was the first to see 
Christ after he rose from the grave (and none of them say he was hovering in 
the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary Magdalene). This is just 
another of his lying trolls. Like you, initially he made a mistake, but he 
can't admit it.
 

 The point here is not that you make mistakes; everybody does that. The point 
is how poorly it reflects on your character that you not only can't just 
acknowledge the mistake and move on, but that you actually try to defend the 
mistakes of your pals and their attempts to cover them up.
 

  Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely defining 
*risen* differently. 
 
 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:37 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... 
wrote:
 
   Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.
 


 Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.
 

 Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.
 
 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.
 

 
  authfriend wrote:
  I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
  to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.
 
 Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 
 

 

 On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.
 
 







































 
 
 
 





[FairfieldLife] quot;Won#39;t Last Longquot; (Tom Petty) - Sayonara, 2013!

2013-12-31 Thread doctordumbass
A fitting send-off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCaUhiVXg8 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCaUhiVXg8

lyrics:

Won't last Long - (by one of the great American troubadours, Tom Petty)

 You and me been over this ground
 Over this ground before
 I can't explain, I can't explain
 I can't explain anymore
 Oh it's hard to watch you go
 I'm down but it won't last long
 I'm down but it won't last long
 Don't let me down, don't let me down
 Don't let me down like this
 It's not the same
 Over and over, over and over again
 Yeah, this is not my day
 I'm down but it won't last long
 I'm down but it won't last long
 Half my brain has gone away
 Half my brain has gone
 So far away
 Don't let me down, don't let me down
 Don't let me down again
 Don't shake me up, don't burn me out
 I'm hurt and you won't let me in
 Yeah, this is not my day
 I'm down but it won't last long
 I'm down but it won't last long
 Oh
 I'm down but it won't last long
 I'm down but it won't last long
 I'm down but it won't last long
 Yeah, no
 I'm down but it won't last long
 Oh
 
 

 Songwriters
 PETTY, TOM
 Published by
 Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
 




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Scientific Breakthroughs of 2013

2013-12-31 Thread authfriend
Not necessarily the same article. As I just got done saying, the poll results 
are all over the news. He could have read about them anywhere.
 

  Judy, here's what noozguru posted: I can really believe that 1/3 of the US 
population does not accept evolution. 

 

 I know what he said, Share.
 
 I didn't know that you two were referring to the same article, the same 
group. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:47 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Same group, Share. He's referring to that recent poll discussed in the 
article I linked to. It's all over the news.
 

  Judy, you're talking about the group you read about. And I'm talking about 
the group that noozguru posted about! 
 

 Nice try, Share, but that's wrong too. They don't believe in evolution--for 
any critter, or even any plant--because evolution isn't in the Bible. The Bible 
says God made everything once for all time. That's what the poll question 
asked, and they said that's what they believed.

 
  IOW, Judy, I took what noozguru said at face value. I was not guessing 
about 1/3. I was guessing about why they don't believe in evolution. 
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:12 PM, Share Long sharelong60@... wrote:
 
   Judy, my post was not a wrong guess. It was a reference to noozguru saying 
that 1/3 of Americans don't believe in evolution.
 

 
 
 On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:53 PM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
   Wrong guess (and why guess, when it's so easy to find out what the facts 
are?):
 

 A poll out Monday shows that less than half – 43 percent – of those who 
identify with the Republican Party say they believe humans have evolved over 
time, plunging from 54 percent four years ago. Forty-eight percent say they 
believe 'humans and other living things have existed in their present form 
since the beginning of time,' up from 39 percent in 2009. [my italics]
 

 At 67 percent and 65 percent, respectively, the numbers of Democrats and 
independents who believe in evolution have remained more or less the same since 
2009. They’re also in step with the population nationally: Six-in-10 Americans 
say they believe humans have evolved.
 

 Read more:
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/republicans-belief-in-evolution-plummets-poll-reveals/

 

 
  noozguru, my guess is that what is meant is that 1/3 or Americans do not 
believe that humans evolved from apes. I'd further speculate that for many of 
that 1/3, the rejection of evolution is based almost entirely on their 
religious beliefs. Still, it is pretty mind boggling in this day and age! 
 

 I can really believe that 1/3 of the US population does not accept evolution.  
It's pretty obvious in their behavior and lack of intelligence. :-D  






 
 
 
 




 
 

 




 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 




 
 

 




 
 
 
 



 
 

 
 



 
 
 
 





Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Get Your Ducks in a Row

2013-12-31 Thread Share Long
Judy, I think you and Richard were using the word *risen* in different ways. 
Richard was saying that Mary M was first to see Jesus after he had risen from 
the dead whereas you were talking about Jesus' ascension into heaven.





On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 3:53 PM, authfri...@yahoo.com 
authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  
Care to translate that into English for me, Share?

Perhaps you meant to type was the instead of from?

If so, of course nobody was arguing otherwise. And of course that isn't what 
Richard has been saying anyway, as you know if you've been following the 
discussion. You can just read what I quoted below in my previous post if you've 
forgotten. But I don't think you have.

Why are you trying to protect him when the only tactic you have is to be 
dishonest about what he's said? 


 Judy, I think Richard was saying that Mary Magdelene from first to see 
Christ risen from the dead. 

Oh, and by the way, as you know if you read your Bible, Luke does not say Mary 
M. was the first to see Christ risen from the dead--but Richard insists all 
four Gospels say that.


  
 No, sorry, Share, but I had made it quite clear what I meant by risen. In 
this case, it doesn't mean risen into the air, as Richard maintains. Christ 
is not reported in the Bible to have been hovering in the air when Mary 
Magdalene saw him. Richard knows that. He also knows (if he's read the Bible 
passages he cites) that not all of them say Mary M. was the first to see Christ 
after he rose from the grave (and none of them say he was hovering in the air 
above the tomb when he appeared to Mary Magdalene).This is just another of his 
lying trolls. Like you, initially he made a mistake, but he can't admit it.

The point here is not that you make mistakes; everybody does that. The point is 
how poorly it reflects on your character that you not only can't just 
acknowledge the mistake and move on, but that you actually try to defend the 
mistakes of your pals and their attempts to cover them up.



 Judy, I don't think Richard is lying at all! You and he are merely defining 
*risen* differently. 




On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:37 AM, authfriend@... authfriend@... wrote:
 
  
Why Richard is lying about something so easy to check, I have no idea.




Let me make myself clear: Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus 
after the crucifixion when He had risen up out of His tomb, hovering in the 
air. The Ascension into heaven came later. Mary Magdalene was the first person 
to see the risen Christ. All the four gospels agree on this: Matthew 28:1, Mark 
16:1, Luke 24:10, and John 20:1.


Christ was hovering in the air above the tomb when he appeared to Mary 
Magdalene, she was the first to see Him and this was forty days BEFORE the 
Ascension when He was taken up into the clouds into heaven.



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
She saw him risen from the grave, but not risen into the sky. The Ascension 
didn't take place for another 40 days, and only the remaining disciples 
witnessed it.




 authfriend wrote:
 I don't believe Mary Magdalen was the first 
 to see the Jesus rise up into the sky, either.

Maybe it's time to get all our ducks in a row: Mary Magdalene was the first 
person to see the risen Christ. 



On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM, authfriend@... wrote:

 
  
I don't believe Mary Magdalen wasthe first to see the Jesus rise up into 
the sky, either.






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