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Old 12-23-2001, 02:51 PM   #21
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40-7=33
Ahhhh, the wonders of math!

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Old 12-23-2001, 10:47 PM   #22
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OMG i learned/was told it meant something *totally* different, er and trust me it wasn't very 'biblical' erhuhm

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Old 12-25-2001, 04:31 AM   #23
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Adam, the mythical first man, was estimated to be around 33 at his creation.

It is said that our souls will eternally be 33 in heaven, no matter what age we were when dead.


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Old 12-25-2001, 04:32 AM   #24
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Adam, the mythical first man, was estimated to be around 33 at his creation.

It is said that our souls will eternally be 33 in heaven, no matter what age we were when dead.
*Sorry in advance if this double posts*

Just curious what you view as mythical and actual fact. Most religions do not debate the existance of Adam. Just curious as you seem to belive in some sort of religious system as you mention heaven and immortality.


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Old 12-27-2001, 05:55 PM   #25
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*Sorry in advance if this double posts*

Just curious what you view as mythical and actual fact. Most religions do not debate the existance of Adam. Just curious as you seem to belive in some sort of religious system as you mention heaven and immortality.


Unlike many believers I do not accept that every single word in the Bible is absolute fact. I accept evolution, I accept the Scientific Method as an important human process in understanding who we are and how we got here, and I also accept that there is always some truth behind the myth. Sometime there is a little – sometimes quite a bit.

I believe that Jesus was God in human flesh. Do I believe he was 33 at death and resurrection? I really don’t know. Was there a man named Adam? Probably not. Was he 33? Probably not. I just find interesting that there seems to be a myth about being 33 – that it appears to be a symbolic age for a human. I am 31, and I do feel like I am seeing the first glowing colors on the horizon of a new dawn. I feel that there is more to being Christian than being “born again.” One must learn to mature in their walk with Christ. Like the Joshua Tree – there are many painful twists and turns as we grow closer to Heaven. There is a sense of sedation and confidence that comes when we see a glimpse of God’s love and plan. Perhaps I finally realize I will not know all the answers in this lifetime – and with that comes peace and deeper faith. My faith is now built on a profound sense of wonder, something much more real than any “physical” evidence. And that is what makes my faith unshakable.

Of course, I have not always felt this way. I have had times of extreme doubt and heartache. I did not wake up one day and proclaim: “Wow! What is the point of asking why God does something?! It is just simply God’s will!!!” There is much more to it than that. My faith comes from 31 years the witnessing the power of love forever married to the frailty of human existence. My faith has grown stronger as if I am walking towards a warm fire in a deep, cold, dark forest. I am not “there” yet…and I will probably not get “there” in this lifetime. But I am getting warmer and filled with comfort the closer I get to “there.”

Anyway – I feel that by 33 – or early 30’s – we (generally speaking of course) have experienced enough joy, pain, success, failure, love, anger…etc – to realize that our souls will always be walking towards that flame (fire, light, God) while we are trapped in the flesh. That is the focus of our journey. We have realized that the pleasure of falling in love, the “high” of a drug experience, or the rush of achievement – are not ends in themselves. They are not that warm fire in the forest. They may or may not be “good” things. They are good if they keep us on the right path (teach us compassion, love in the higher sense, empathy, gentleness) and bad if they direct us way from the light (promotes selfishness, anger, cruelty to our own soul as well as others).

Some people understand this at a younger age – some at an older age. I feel I am about on target with the “mythical” age of 33.

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Dammit, I still got 18 more years until total enlightenment. What the hell am I supposed to do until then?
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:32 AM   #27
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Dammit, I still got 18 more years until total enlightenment. What the hell am I supposed to do until then?
Go sleep under a tree. It's really just a day or two, once you take out meals and sleep.

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You may find this completely silly, but I couldn't help but notice the following paragraph on the official Lord Of The Rings site:
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For example, Hobbits are gentle and close to nature, an almost child-like group who live off the land. With an average height of 3’6", the furry-footed creatures dwell deep in furnished holes on the sides of hills. They love the simple things in life: smoking pipes, eating, and, of course, storytelling. They live to around 100 years old, with the age of 33 marking the start of adulthood.
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