The Urantia book

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The Urantia book

Post by Palerider » Sun May 02, 2021 8:44 am

I stumbled across this while looking for something unrelated this a.m.

I'd never heard of the Urantia Book but in reading the wiki breakdown on it, it seemed to have a few parallels with the BofM. New revelations directly from Christ mixed with scientific concepts. Maybe closer to BofA ?

Haven't read much of the actual content but how it came forth is interesting. So if you have nothing better to do.....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Urantia_Book
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Re: The Urantia book

Post by Hagoth » Sun May 02, 2021 7:04 pm

I always get it mixed up with Unarius, which also has some Mormon overlap apparently:
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Both seem like interesting diversions, when I can find the time.
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Re: The Urantia book

Post by Hagoth » Sun May 02, 2021 7:11 pm

If the Urantia book dates back as early as the 1920s-30s and teaches this:
The book's extensive teachings about the history of the world include its physical development about 4.5 billion years ago, the gradual changes in conditions that allowed life to develop, and long ages of organic evolution that started with microscopic marine life and led to plant and animal life in the oceans, later on land. The emergence of humans is presented as having occurred about a million years ago from a branch of superior primates originating from a lemur ancestor.
It already deserves to be taken more seriously than the Book of Abraham.
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Re: The Urantia book

Post by moksha » Sun May 02, 2021 10:41 pm

I'm thinking it is Queen Nehor who connects the Saints to the Urantia of space.

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Re: The Urantia book

Post by Hagoth » Mon May 03, 2021 12:17 pm

Here I go conflating it with Unarius again.

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Re: The Urantia book

Post by moksha » Tue May 04, 2021 12:51 am

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