Hi again "TheBuddha"
I was happy to hear from you again as I find your experiences as well as your assertions and summaries most fascinating... it's what makes you unique... it 'makes you tick'.
I have a few more excerpts about your line of reasoning that have compelled me again to touch base with you. I assert that I am not a ''know it all"... nor am I implying that you are either.
We are simply having a lively and healthy interchange of thoughts... which I find stimulating.
AND, of course... that's why we're all here, isn't it?
You are absolutely correct in pointing out my error and propagation of misinformation. That was not my intent as these writings were pretty much off the top of my head and most likely could have used a bit of editing.
This isn't what I thought nor how I felt at all...
And I don't want you to feel that I thought you were propagating misinformation.
We all have our own views and beliefs of the world, and we are certainly free to our opinions and are free to openly discuss these things without fear of judgement.
As far as judgement goes, there may
be some that would regard your comments that way, but I am not
one that is judgmental, so you don' have to feel that way as far as I am concerned.
I am entirely open minded in every way.
Here is another point that I have somewhat differing views about:
When Moses was saying don't worship false idols he was speaking about the He wasn't saying other peoples gods as he already know that everything pointed to the same thing.
Yes indeed, I agree that the golden calf represented wealth.
As someone who grew up reading the bible, I also know the reasoning which led to Moses instructing the Israelites (as they were called in the Bible) to abstain from "worshipping" idols... the truth being they were actually
prostrating on their hands and knees to perpetrate acts of worship to it. They were expecting and praying for divine truths from it... as well as seeking divine interceptions with God on their behalf. Of course, the idol was unable to think or
act in their behalf because it was a manufactured item... and it had no ability to reason or intercede with God.
Moses had been away on the mountain praying to God and that's when he encountered the "burning bush" that was used by God as an attention getting vessel, and he remained there for quite a period of time... not just a day or two... He spoke to Moses at length. When Moses was finished and all things were finally resolved in his mind, he continued back down the mountain, and he flew into a rage as he confronted these absolutely unrepentant people. Moses had realized that "God's people" had regressed and their intentions were abhorrent... and Moses was so righteously indignant that he, and God, caused an earthquake to occur, essentially swallowing up these unrepentant people, so that they were no longer able to exert an influence on others of a purer heart and mind. Prior to this, they had perpetrated this behavior before coming to an accurate knowledge of who God was and Moses had likely taken quite a bit of time broadening their knowledge and understanding of what He expected from them.
During the extended time Moses was away, the Israelites must have felt they were abandoned to their own devices and so gathered all their gold to create the false god.
He possibly could have felt that, as there was only one True God,
the creator of the universe, that it was possible the people felt, as creators of the idol, that they were Godlike creators as well. (just an assumption)
The thing that most surely enraged him was the fact that he knew they knew better
than to do these reprehensible acts from God's perspective
, explaining why this was abhorrent to Him.
God had the right to expect exclusive devotion
and that's what made Moses go off.
However, because of his extended trip onto the top of the mountain, they surely might have felt that Moses and God abandoned them, and so they reverted back to their previous behaviors... and surely he felt that their acts would in all probability continue, thereby sullying God's holy people
... they were absolutely unrepentant, and would likely continue their unseemly behaviors. and this is what ultimately caused their swift and untimely destruction.
Here's another one of your points that left me fascinated...
They came out as me having to turn my head over and over, touching the ground, moving objects and other things. I could control it in front of people and never told anyone about it. As I got older I thought it was OCD
From what I understand, when you have OCD... I may be wrong, so I should do some research (I think now) so as to acquire a proper understanding... but I thought
that with OCD, you were unable to control these behaviors... therefore using the terminology Obsessive Compulsive
It is possible you didn't have OCD to the extent that many others do... I know in Mental Illnesses that there are varying degrees to which people suffer with these disorders.. so perhaps I suppose it was probable that you were able to supress your compulsions around other people.
As to the trip
that you mentioned when you overdosed on DXM... I am not going to quote your words because it was such a lengthy explanation... however, I found your experiences fascinating because I had heard that people use DXM to get high... but i never really understood what it did to people that compulsed people to try it... as well as use and abuse it.
I had always assumed that it was the alcohol in it that compelled the kids to try it as they were underage and unable to acquire alcohol... and that they were using to get drunk.
I had absolutely no idea that you you could actually trip on it.
The out of body experience that you seemed to have, your explanation of it, as well as the length of time that you were high surprised me to a great degree.
You must have been very fearful until you realized it wasn't going to kill you... and only at that point you were able to tap into your head and come to many realizations and conclusions.
Anyway, once again, I am submitting another lengthy comment, but your comment was so noteworthy that I was compelled to express my thoughts as well.
Once again, it was good exchanging thoughts, and I will look forward to it again.
So once again I say... in conclusion...
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD MENTAL HEALTH.