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by zoofence
January 10th, 2008, 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 25431

Re: Hello

Very cool username, Doctor!

Welcome to the forum. And, on behalf of all of us at Open Forum and on TZF generally, I thank you for your kind words.
by zoofence
December 25th, 2007, 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

A technical note -- I notice that in this new version of phpBB, internet links -- like this -- open in the same window as the forum itself, thus replacing the forum in the browser. In the previous version, links opened in a new window. The folks who design this software offer a way to revert to the ...
by zoofence
December 25th, 2007, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

jenjulian, That's a nice piece from the talk by J. Krishnamurti at TZF's Ampers&nd. Then neither you, with your "sez who?" attitude or me, clothed in my skepticism suit, would last very long as his students … As an idea, his theory is real, but as a reality ...? 35 As I have said, I am...
by zoofence
December 25th, 2007, 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

ihavesayso, Until you asked, I had not noticed the new "Save" feature. It took me a while of backing and forthing, but here's how to re-open the draft. Log in, then at the Board Index (or maybe even on any page), click on "User Control Panel". When that opens, click on the tab la...
by zoofence
December 24th, 2007, 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

What proof did he offer of this theory? My knowledge of Gurdjieff is not extensive, so do not rely on this reply. However, from what I do know of him and his teaching method, my guess is that he did not take kindly to students who challenged him to “Prove it!”. And if a student were to be so bold, ...
by zoofence
December 24th, 2007, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

Where is the spell check button? I did not see anything in FAQ about it. There is no spell check (unfortunately). The only thing I can think is that, Neo, you must have been using the Firefox browser. Firefox comes with a spell checker. Actually, it is a nice browser, and some say more secure than ...
by zoofence
December 21st, 2007, 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Nice
Replies: 20
Views: 36746

Re: Very Nice

Neo, the kestrel is back. Like any new home, this new version needs a little tweaking here and there to make it "ours". Bit by bit.

Peggy Sue, I noticed that, too. The mind is a, uh, that is, -- okay, it's the season, let's be generous -- wondrous thing!
by zoofence
December 20th, 2007, 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divine Accomodation
Replies: 1
Views: 6720

Divine Accomodation

Here’s an interesting idea from a book, Discovering God by Rodney Stark . 35 … one of the most fundamental, yet remarkably neglected, of all Judeo-Christian premises, that of Divine Accommodation , which holds that God's revelations are always limited to the current capacity of humans to comprehend ...
by zoofence
December 14th, 2007, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "Orthodoxy"
Replies: 12
Views: 30695

if I posted that on the ChristianBoard, I would have no audience whatever Don’t be so sure. Here’s what I know from what TZF visitors have told us over the years: There are a lot of people who come here frequently, but only to read. For any number of reasons, all of them valid, they are not ready t...
by zoofence
December 13th, 2007, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: "Orthodoxy"
Replies: 12
Views: 30695

an awareness of the difference between the religion about Jesus and the religion of Jesus Excellent stuff, and as you undoubtedly expect, not to mention for whatever it may be worth, I agree with you. A couple of comments, none of which will, for very understandable reasons, likely be welcome at th...
by zoofence
December 13th, 2007, 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 6
Views: 14451

There is another gnostic gospel, the Gospel of Thomas, which is equally intreresting. Marcus Borg and the "Jesus Seminar" included this document in their translation of "The Five Gospels." I love the work of the Jesus Seminar ! And I agree, their set of gospels, The Complete Gos...
by zoofence
December 12th, 2007, 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Dance of Maya
Replies: 6
Views: 14049

ihavesayso, you're right. It works for me now. I must have right-clicked when I should have left-clicked or caps locked when I should have num locked! I have just started reading there by jumping to its first chapter . It is all interesting. Thanks for the link. Peggy Sue -- welcome to TZF. You're r...
by zoofence
December 7th, 2007, 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 6
Views: 14451

Gospel of Judas

I am reading with interest two books about the “Gospel of Judas”, a recently surfaced third or fourth century copy of a gnostic text which was probably originally written in the middle of the second century. This text is perhaps best known for having been the target of a vehement attack by Irenaeus ...
by zoofence
November 28th, 2007, 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To be lived by it
Replies: 11
Views: 22477

“Be still, and know that I Am God”. Yes, too cool. When I first read that line as a seeker (that is, not as a Sunday School brat), I took it to be a practice or a technique, like a hatha yoga posture or a Zen meditation. But now, I read it as a tautology (is that the right term?). That is, the first...
by zoofence
November 26th, 2007, 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stupid or smart
Replies: 6
Views: 14833

Art wrote, I am active on another message board, called "ChristianBoard.com." I am constantly amazed by two things: one is that so many post messages that amount basically to "Here's whom we should hate today”. As you know – and have written – so well, religion and spirituality are no...