Dr. Shades wrote:What the Hell does that even mean?
That was for Shulem, just trying to establish a rapport. What does it mean? That "Christ" is a "conscious platform" which is includes respecting self, neighbors, God, and stuff. The two great commandments, (Love self, one another, and God) is about learning to love what you are, love what others are, and what makes it all happen. It's about learning what you are specifically, and everything else, even though it might conflict or contradict with you.
Mostly I see ex-Mormons learning to love what others are and rejecting what they were. Not a formula for success. Someone I know might say, "losers."
But, in the metaphors of the time, Christ is the bridegroom (the idea) and we are the brides, (the consciousness) preparing to receive our Lord. It's rather simplistic, but to ascend the consciousness, we have to upgrade our core identity. Instead of being naked monkeys, we are children of God; beings that consider all (as much as we can) in our dealings with our fellow humans. Those who don't do this. . . . well, just naked monkeys.
Which one(s), and how do you know?
Great stories and persons tied to God? Most histories that have survived the ages include a faith in God. The Vikings, Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Muslims, Hebrews, Christians, Pagans, etc. I would ask, what great story or person could you name that wasn't built upon a culture that believed in God(s). Genghis Khan, all the Emperors China and Rome, the Pharaohs of Egypt, Joan of Arc, King Arthur, Joseph Smith, Moses, Jesus, others.
SPG wrote:Most of the great leaders of the old world calmed they were sons of god.
Sort of repeating myself, but more Emperors thought they were sons of God, Horus, Osiris, Jesus, probably most of the popes. There is (IMHO) a section in the mind that I call the "realm of lords" and basically it the energy that makes us think they are a son of God. The psychic wards are full of them. It's a area in the subconscious really has a megalomaniac type feeling to is. Perhaps, I think it is a real part of who we are, but it mostly buried. But those in touch with it, like say probably Joan of Arc, are empowered to do great things that average John would not dare to do.