There are international standards of weights and measures, even for the passage of time.
The gold standard for a moral, eternally abiding life now sits and the right hand of his Father.
Diametrically opposed is the man of Sin, our natural proclivity and the spirit working in our minds and members. We sin as naturally and freely as water cascading down a water fall.
Our mouths, swear, our minds envy, covet and indulge in vilest most despicable imaginings.
We are bitter, abusive, hateful, coldhearted, murders, whisperers, callous, without natural affection, haughty, high minded, quick to anger, insufferable lot. Deserving all of the natural catastrophes that beset us, including AIDS, tsunamis, hurricanes and tornadoes. As AIDS spreads rapidly around the earth it becomes evident that everybody is sleeping with everyone across the whole planet. A sure marker of the moral turpitude that besets the earth.
But a standard was born. Eat his flesh, drink his blood and let him abode in your mind and members that you may abide forever.
An honest question about your stated beliefs, Michael.
Can you envision anything that will change your mind on this topic?
Truth is, if we must rely on dusty old books, we are dead men.
Christ has left a spiritual legacy such that if we commune with him we will become oracles of God, living books, with life flowing from our bellies.
If it weren't for a dusty old book, you might have never have even know about christ. Even if you had known about him, it would be like some folk tale recycled over generations. Religions do need their dusty old books. And by your reasoning, you are dead, as you do rely on a dusty old book.
Belief in god, an entity that created this universe & everything in it and following a religion are not the same things. Belief in god is an inherent part of religion but religion has a lot of added baggage and dogma. How to live your life, a whole list of things to do & and things not to do. Where does this excess baggage comes from? Dusty old books.
What you claim as "first hand experiences with the supernatural" are actually delusions or hallucinations, Michael.
I wish there were a way of helping you join reality, but I do not think that is possible at this point. You're too far gone and since you've admitted nothing could ever change your mind on this topic, you are not rational and this is not a discussion. Make a note, everyone.
That video shows a light. It also shows the light going out. The point of origin appears to be a high window from a building just behind the church.
If instead of seeing a light you see virgins, Jesus, Vishnu, Thor, or lies perpetrated by the powers of darkness then yes, you are delusional.
That video shows some light, with a interference pattern on the sides, that could look like arms. Nothing more.
Check out Young's double slit & single slit experiments and you'll see why that happens.
So you're equating Dogs to Humans? Dog behavior to human behavior? Are you nuts?
Also, are you saying its better to be ignorant that to be informed? Typical. Religion thrives on the ignorance of the masses. Instead of telling people to reason for themselves, it tells them to shut up & believe in whats told to them or suffer hell.