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@cbishop:

Sorry for the average reply I was at work.

Either way I'm not known for verbose responses.

I'm not sure if your questions were rhetorical or not. I'm happy to answer them with my opinions if you like.

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@cbishop:

My next one was going to be materialism of the gaps "we don't know how it happened but the explanation must be materialistic"

I am a huge fan of interpreting evidence through multiple frameworks to see which one I think fits with the evidence best. I even put the evidence into the biblical framework and check it out. Sometimes the bible gives the best framework for a peice of evidence, sometimes it doesn't.

I am a gnostic type Christian by the way. So I sympathise with everything you say.

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Each one of us has The Underworld within.

Our bodily souls are one with The Underworld.

For the first time, The-Saviour too, was fully one with The Underworld.

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Just added the harvestman to my devolution blogs.

It seems that it too had to cut off unnecessary baggage at some point.

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I thought of you straight away when I saw the blogs were missing. I'm glad some "kleptoparasite" didn't run off with them leaving you "corpulent" with rage or woe But I would've employed my skills as a "Jagar" and tracked them down for you.

Thanks I love birds

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Death of The-Saviour and the symbol of the tree

The presence of the tree in the death of the The-Saviour is a symbol...

...honouring the death and regrowth of The-Tree in the beginning.

...honouring the death of The-Tree and growth of the Cosmic-Tree in the beginning.

...foreshadowing the death of the World-Tree, our universe and the growth of the New Tree that is coming to replace her.

Ancient Scandinavia

I know that I hung on the windswept tree all nine nights

With spear I was wounded and given to Odin

Myself to me

On that tree which no one knows from which roots it grows.

Bread I was not given, no drink from the horn, downward I glared; up I pulled the runes, screaming I took

them, from there I fell back again.803

Buyagoma of Burundi

God sent a beautiful angel to help the first people. The people saw the angel fly down on wings of thunder and they were terrified. “Do not fear me. God has sent me to help you. Ask what you wish.” The people asked for farming animals. God smiled and animals fell from the clouds. The Angel of God stayed on earth for many years to help people with their troubles but then one day evil men seized the angel and nailed him to a tree with iron spikes! God pulled out the spikes and healed the angel’s wounds. God sent a storm that blew the angel back to heaven.804

Bushmen of Southern Africa

Cagn was the first being, he gave orders and caused all things to appear. One day Cagn sent Cogaz his chief son to cut sticks for bows but he was caught by baboons. They asked him who sent him there. Cogaz told them. So they said “Your father thinks himself more clever than we are. He wants to kill us with those bows so we will kill you.” and they killed Cogaz and tied him up in the top of a tree and they danced around the tree singing. Then Cagn took Cogaz down and gave him canna and made him alive again.805

Hindu

There was a poisonous serpent called Kaliya in the waters of Jamna. For four leagues about him the water the boiled and bubbled with the serpent poison. No bird or beast could get near him without dying of poison. Only one solitary Kadamba tree grew on the river bank. Krishna had just healed some herdsman who had drunk from the waters and was now inclined to subdue the wicked serpent. He climbed the lone tree and hung from it over the water. With his belt well fastened, he slapped his arms and dropped into the poisonous water. Kaliya rose up with his hundred and ten hoods vomiting poison. But Krishna played in the water with no fear. Furious with Krishna’s lack of respect Kaliya bit Krishna’s tender parts and wrapped himself around Krishna’s body. Seeing Krishna lying motionless in the coils of the serpent his dear friends collapsed in great distress, they were overcome with sorrow and pain because they thought Krishna had met his death.806

Then Balarama went to the ocean and resorting to yoga he fixed his mind on the Supreme Being and departed from the world of mortals. Krishna saw his departure and placed himself down upon the lap of the earth under a banyan tree and was manifested in his four armed god-form dispelling the four quarters of darkness by his radiance. As he sat he placed his reddish lotus foot on his right thigh. Just then a hunter named Jara, who had approached the place, mistook the Lord’s foot for a deer’s face. Thinking he had found his prey, Jara pierced the foot with his arrow, which he had fashioned from the remaining iron fragment of Samba’s club. Then, seeing that four-armed god-form, the hunter became terrified of the offense he had committed, and he fell down, placing his head upon the feet of the enemy of the demons. Jara said: O Lord, I am a most sinful person. I have committed this act out of ignorance. O purest Lord, please forgive this sinner. O Lord Vishnu, the learned say that for any man, constant remembrance of You will destroy the darkness of ignorance. O master, I have wronged You! Therefore, O Lord of, please kill this sinful hunter of animals immediately so he may not again commit such offenses against saintly persons. The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Jara, do not fear. Please get up. What has been done is actually My own desire. With My permission, go now to the abode of the pious, the spiritual world. Krishna’s charioteer Daruka soon arrived and upon seeing Lord Krishna resting at the foot of a banyan tree, surrounded by His shining weapons, Daruka could not control the affection he felt in his heart. His eyes filled with tears as he rushed down from the chariot and fell at the Lord’s feet.807 Without employing the mystic agni meditation to burn up His transcendental body, which is the all- attractive resting place of all the worlds and the object of all contemplation and meditation, Lord Krishna entered into His own abode.808

Buddhism

This was the manner of Buddha’s death, called Parinirvana, or Final Release. In the forty-fifth year of his ministry the Buddha suffered from a severe illness, and declared that he would not live long. All this was endured that others might be reminded that none are exempt from old age, decay, and death. Buddha lay down on a couch in a grove of sal-trees near Kushinagara. Then he said : “Now fourty five years have passed for me. While i lie on the bed of final enlightenment In between the two sala trees. Now I depart to Nirvana; I leave with you my ordinances ; the elements of the all-knowing one will indeed pass away, but the three gems will remain.” But Ananda broke down and wept bitterly. Then Buddha continued : “ O Ananda, do not let yourself be troubled ; do not weep. Have I not taught you that we must part from all that we hold most dear and pleasant? No being soever born or created can overcome the tendency to dissolution inherent in itself; a condition of permanence is impossible. For a long time, Ananda, your kindness in act and thought and speech has brought you very near to me. You have always done well; persevere, and you, too, shall win to perfect freedom from this thirst of life, this chain of ignorance.” Then he turned to the other mourners and commended Ananda to them. He said also that the least of those present who had entered the path to Release should never entirely fail, but should at last prevail and reach Nirvana. After a pause he said again: “Mendicants, I now impress it upon you that the parts and powers of man must be dissolved; work out your salvation with diligence.” Shortly afterward the Buddha became unconscious and passed away. He thus finished all the duties of a Buddha. While lying on the bed of final enlightenment between the twin sala trees in the sala grove.809

806 Coomaraswamy. A. K. pp. 226-227. and Hallisey C. trans The Sangityavamsa by Vimaladhamma pp 45-59.

807 Srimad Bhagavatam 11.30.32-11.31.6

808 Srimad Bhagavatam 11.30.32-11.31.6

809 Coomaraswamy. A. K. pp. 283-285.

799 Deuteronomy 21:22-23

800 Matthew 27:29, Mark 15:17-19

801 Galatians 3:13-14

802 1 Peter 2:24

803 The saying of the high One

804 Hallet. J. pp. 154.

805 Sproul. B.C. p 31-33