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The TRUE shape of your SOUL

To my knowledge, no one has ever seen a soul; we are replete with camp fire stories of it's poorly described and occasionally mischievous cousin, the ghost, but

an actual soul, I don't think so.

I started wondering, what one might look like.
My initial image was of a white glowing human shape but I instantly realised, that image was more ghost than soul. However, as an initial 'think' it was a good start because it highlighted my first real understanding; it occurred to me that the soul would have no need to be the same shape as the human container it previously inhabited. Indeed it would be kind of pointless for the soul to be the same,

the whole point of the soul seems to be the removal of the person from the constraints of the human body!

A logical extension of the realisation brings you rushing to the further enlightenment - the very characteristics by which we label each other, colour, race, creed, sex, gender, height, weight, intellect, physical ability or disability, are all things which you would be released from when you become a soul; they would become to you mere nostalgic notions of what was!!
Brilliant I thought, my physical disabilities would fall away.
Then I realised that if those human attributes fall away, how would one identify a possible partner, the old human limitations wouldn't apply. - You can't go for big boobs, long legs, a sixpack or nice bum, because the soul you 'fancy' doesn't display those items, come to that it wouldn't display, as I've said, any outward gender or sex,

how would you know you weren't
having a relationship with a soul
that was previously of the same sex?
Unless they told you, you may not. But homosexuality is prohibited by most if not all religions, how can this be, surely, when one falls in love, one is falling in love with the personality or soul, the physical appearance may even be completely irrelevant.
My personal labels are many but we can go with; Atheist Iconoclast, Speckled, Ginger, Gentle Giant, Straight, Athletic and Insatiable - As an Atheist, I cannot find any reason to expect that a soul exists within anybody but if there was -

what shaped soul would that list of attributes make?

So, no conclusions here just a question,

What do you imagine for the form of your soul?



This is one of the Too many questions

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Which is MOST LIKELY? Evolution or Creation?

Crispy's half hour list
of the ways humanity
may
have arrived on Earth.

MOST
LIKELY
1. The scientists got it completely right and we evolved here - straight through from single cell to today we were always here, just differently shaped versions of homo sapiens sapiens.
2.The scientists got it mostly right and we evolved here but our leaps forward are because of genetic mutation/manipulation by freak solar activity.
3.The scientists got it right and we evolved here but our leaps forward are because of genetic mutation/manipulation by freak radioactivity changed an ordinary monkey into a thinking monkey.
4.The scientists got it right and we evolved here but our leaps forward are because of genetic mutation/manipulation by passing comet changed a sea going mammal into an amphib.
5.Sci fi Authors got it right and we were 'seeded' from a meteorite; some little piece of dna germ from a landfall meteor mixed with earth dna and we sprang up.
6.Sci fi Authors got it right and we were 'seeded' deliberately as the last gasp of a dying ancient alien race.
7.Sci fi Authors got it right and we were 'seeded' as food source for alien race.
8.The scientists got it right and we evolved here but our leaps forward are because of genetic mutation/manipulation by deliberate intelligent intervention for some reason.
9.The scientists got it right about evolution but we didn't evolve here and were 'flashed' here from a parallel universe.
10.Descartes got it right and we are Not actually here - just figments of the imagination of another being.
11.Plato got it right and we are Descendants of Atlantians ( And before anyone goes poo-pooing the Atlantis myth have you seen the 'Piri Reis' map?)
12.The religious tenets got it almost right and we were created by a being with huge power - one that is god-like but is just an ordinary being more advanced than us and purporting to be a good guy but whose true purpose is unknown.
LEAST
LIKELY
13.
Unlucky for some.
The religious tenets got it completely right; the god creator is a truly benevolent being who wants all the nice people to come live with him for some reason.

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How deep into Hell will you be going?

Dante's Inferno Test
banished Crispy Sea to
The Ninth Level of Hell - Cocytus!



LevelScore
Purgatory(Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Extreme
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Extreme
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Extreme
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Extreme


Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test here and leave your results in the comments.
Let's see if we can get a Cocytus Party going!!

PEACE.
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There is NO God - Again

Hi friends,
My original blog - "There is no GOD - Official" - was a designed merely to show how the written word can be fake, that although the story may appear to deliver facts this is not necessarily the case.
The explanation of the aforementioned fake report is HERE

Anyway, to my surprise on the 20th April 2008, The Times reported on a survey carried out by the Joseph Rowntree foundation, the question asked of 3,500 people was what they considered to be the worst blights on modern society and was asked to update a list, 'the scourges of humanity', drawn up by Rowntree, a Quaker, 104 years ago.
The overwhelming and resounding response?


RELIGION


I laughed out loud!
Who'd 'a' thunk it!
This is not the first time that art has predicted real life; I expect it won't be the last!
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The Bible is in Bits?

This story on the BBC website should, I feel, really be entitled,

"The rival to Religion."


The rival to the Bible
Sunday October 5, 2008

What is probably the oldest known Bible is being digitised, reuniting its scattered parts for the first time since its discovery 160 years ago. It is markedly different from its modern equivalent. What's left out?
The world's oldest surviving Bible is in bits.
For 1,500 years, the Codex Sinaiticus lay undisturbed in a Sinai monastery, until it was found - or stolen, as the monks say - in 1844 and split between Egypt, Russia, Germany and Britain.
the Codex contains two extra books in the New Testament.
One is the little-known Shepherd of Hermas, written in Rome in the 2nd Century - the other, the Epistle of Barnabas. This goes out of its way to claim that it was the Jews, not the Romans, who killed Jesus, and is full of anti-Semitic kindling ready to be lit. "His blood be upon us," Barnabas has the Jews cry.
The Codex - and other early manuscripts - do not mention the ascension of Jesus into heaven, and omit key references to the Resurrection, which the Archbishop of Canterbury has said is essential for Christian belief.
Other differences concern how Jesus behaved. In one passage of the Codex, Jesus is said to be "angry" as he healed a leper, whereas the modern text records him as healing with "compassion".
Also missing is the story of the woman taken in adultery and about to be stoned - until Jesus rebuked the Pharisees (a Jewish sect), inviting anyone without sin to cast the first stone.
Nor are there words of forgiveness from the cross. Jesus does not say "Father forgive them for they know not what they do".

Surely IF this 'original' full version of the text on which all forms of Jewish and Christian sects base their faith clearly sets the records straight about who did what to who.
Will the Jews collectively apologise to the Christians for their part in the 'messiah's downfall? - Should they?
And for the Christians, (without even getting into the whole 'there was never a ressurection' argument) - two key Christian 'mottoes' Let anyone without sin cast etc. & Father forgive them for they etc.

ARE NOT OF JUNIOR'S ORIGIN!
If that doesn't put a crimp in their belief in the divine origin of their tenets words, I don't know what will!
It begs the question if Jesus didn't say them,

Who penned the embellishments and why?

And further, If those entries were man-made creative-flourishes,

how many others are?

Whether you believe in the big friendly grandad or not, this codex puts the biblical cat amongst the religious pigeons.
This is one of the Too many questions
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The Bible - Not the word of God?

In the "good" book it says, and this is a modern day rendering you understand,

"One should not screw over one's kin but it's fine to screw over everyone else."
(Deuteronomy 23:19+20 - below)

How does that mesh with the Bible’s version of the "Golden rule" found in Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31;
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

If one lives by both of these 'GOD'-given rules, it suggests you should screw over everyone bar kin and expect them to do the same to you!"
Disregarding the fact that these 'words of wisdom' bare a remarkable resemblance to the basic common sense of "buyer beware", how much peace can there be in the world if everyone is screwing everyone over and, expecting to be screwed over right back?
That's not conducive to trust and love; it can only lead to a suspicious, distrusting society!
How can that be the work of what is purported to be loving god?

Further it seems to me that those members of the religion who hold most dear to the Deutoronomy instruction, would likely become both the most distrusting, suspicious and most distrusted members of that religion, segregating them philosophically from those who believe it's more honourable to deal fairly with all.
How is that the way of peace?

The same 'good' book depicts the beginnings of humankind on this earth, you know, the Adam and eve thing, now if all human life came from these two beings, surely all humans are kin!
So how is one supposed to achieve the Deuteronomy instruction in the first place?

By this definition there are no unrelated people, all are kin, nobody therefore is eligible to be fleeced under the terms set out in deut'
So why make the statement?

The answer is a god wouldn't bother and the further implication presents itself automatically; a man wrote that particular entry in the 'good book'.
I wonder whom he was wangling a legal way to screw over, and whether his scripture gerrymandering worked in his favour, I guess its presence in the volume suggests he got away with it?
As final parting shot. Does anyone see more than a resemblance between quite a lot of Deuteronomy and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition from Star Trek

This is one of the Too many questions

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Deuteronomy 23:19+20
"Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it."
Usury = The act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

Too Many Souls on earth for God? Or, Not Enough?

July 2008
The world's population is estimated to be just over
6.692 billion.
If it all started like the tenets suggest
with just 2 people
ONLY 6000 years ago

How are there so many of us?
Estimated world population (at various dates)
Answersingenesis.org states:-

'We know from the Bible that around 2500 BC the worldwide Flood reduced the world population to 8 people. But if we assume that the population doubles every 150 years, we see that starting with only Noah and his family in 2500 BC, 4,500 years is more than enough time for the present population to reach 6.5 billion.'

If you look at the table for years 2000 and 1850 you see that

the earth's population DOES NOT double every 150 years

It is glaringly unclear whether or not their calculations include deaths by war, famine, disaster, etc. nevertheless, when compared to the collected census data, their information seems

clearly wrong.
Year  Global Population  
2000  6,070,581,000     6.0 billion  
1980  4,434,682,000     4.4 billion  
1960  2,981,659,000     2.9 billion  
1900  1,650,000,000     1.6 billion  
1850  1,262,000,000     1.2 billion  
1800  978,000,000     978 million  
1750  791,000,000     791 million  
1000  310,000,000     310 million  
1  200,000,000     200 million  
500 BCE  100,000,000     100 million  
1000 BCE  50,000,000     50 million  
2000 BCE  35,000,000     35 million  
3000 BCE  25,000,000     25 million  
4000 BCE   20,000,000     20 million  
5000 BCE  15,000,000     15 million  
6000 BCE  10,000,000     10 million  
7000 BCE  7,000,000     7 million  
8000 BCE  5,000,000     5 million  
9000 BCE  3,000,000     3 million  
10,000 BCE  1,000,000     1 million  
28,000 BCE       
The light you saw when you woke this morning was being created in the centre of our Sun 30 thousand years ago! That's 24,000 years before many of the tenets say the universe was created!!!
70,000 BCE  2,000     2 thousand  
Year  Global Population  

Once again, no conclusions
Just a Hmmmmm!
Someone's telling porky-pies!
Who do you think it is?
The scientists,
with nothing to gain?
Or,
The religions
with everything to lose?

You can probably guess what I think!
This is one of the Too many questions
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Pope in a Panic?

Is modern culture destroying faith or is the church panicking?


Modern culture is destroying faith, Pope warns
Sunday October 5, 2008

"nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity under the harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture.
"When men proclaim themselves absolute owners of themselves and the only masters of creation, are they really going to be able to construct a society where freedom, justice and peace reign?
"Is it not more likely -- as demonstrated by news headlines every day -- that the arbitrary rule of power, selfish interests, injustice and exploitation, and violence in all its forms, will extend their grip?"


Look at the language:-
harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture - The Evil Subtext? - 'I'm not prepared to say exactly what I am referring to, much better that I simply fan the flames of your personal fears about modern culture' - SNEAKY

are they really going to be able and Is it not more likely - These are presented as questions but the Evil Subtext? - They subtly deliver the inference that without the church man cannot exist. - APPALLING - it equates in my book with 'you cannot survive without your heroine'!
And the real reason of this Papal message?


Bishops, Since Darwin's truth became widely known, we've seen the collection plate shrinking and recognise that without injecting a little more fear into the equation we're going to be out of a job very soon!
So, as the nastiest thought we could come up with, eternal torture, doesn't seem to be doing the job anymore, you are to go back to your flock and promise chaos on earth!

Here endeth the Pope's very first
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain"
speech?
This is one of the Too many questions
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There is No GOD - Official

Two days ago at 4:37am in a back alley near the 'Dog & Lyre' Pub in Croydon, London, I met with a young man.
Mr. G had in his possession what he had described to me as a dossier of documents, highly sensitive in nature and concerning the church.
He handed me the dossier, said I had 24 hours, then he needed it back. I agreed and we were shaking hands when he suddenly tensed and looked very scared, like he'd seen something or someone he didn't like; I turned to look but there was nothing there.
When I turned back he was pelting down the alley like there was a rhino after him; I've never seen a guy run so fast.

Yesterday Mr. G was found floating in the Thames.

He took a risk to expose that which a secret global coalition of high-ranking church leaders would see buried. So, with respect to Mr. G and in the hope that letting the information out will make killing me pointless, I've decide to publish and be damned.

The documents Mr. G was silenced for stealing are a report, by 'global opinion poll giants' Ersatz & Postiche, which has taken over almost half a century to compile and collate, and interpret. In the biggest survey ever undertaken to discover what the believers actually believe, Ersatz & Postiche randomly selected a single member of every church in each country and asked them to secretly and anonymously fill out a multiple choice questionnaire. The questions were designed to reveal how much actual belief in their god, each individual had; as opposed to any other reasons they may want to attend a church.

Last night, my apartment was ransacked and the dossier was taken, so I now have no evidence to back this story. But worse, although I'd read the report returning home on the tube, I hadn't managed to make any notes. So, from memory then, some details of the contents.
  1. Only 3.9% of all religion followers fully believe in an actual "creator of all things"
  2. 98% of all religion followers admitted to never having had a prayer answered!

I remember, the report's conclusion was very wordy but to paraphrase for expediency; 'We all know that heaven is just a big scam to keep everybody sweet, and we don't mind the notion because we all have someone we'd like to see again.'

So there it is, the great majority of believers, believe there is no god and all religions are fake!

If you don't hear from me again - Peace, Love and Truth but always, with EYES wide!

Crispy Sea - The Atheist Creator

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About your religiousness - How religious are you?

'About your religiousness
How religious are you?'

The Bertelsmann Stiftung's RELIGION MONITOR (here) is an instrument which looks at the issues of religion and faith to an unprecedented degree.
It was developed by religious scientists, sociologists, psychologists and theologians and was first employed in 2007.

The survey takes about 20 minutes and is completely anonymous (e.g. you are not required to give any personal details). The information collected in this questionnaire will be used for research purposes only. A response to each question must be given before you advance to the next one.

If you do not wish to submit an answer, please select "don't know/no answer".

At the end of the survey you can generate your own personal profile of religiousness and compare it to the representative results of your country. If you wish to observe your personal religiousness long-term, you can register and your answers will be stored and made available for comparison at a later date. In addition your registration will allow you access to further steps in the development of the Religion Monitor.
If you would like to be informed in future about the latest results and development of the Religion Monitor, you can register for their newsletter.

If your interested my results are here
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