Thought Leaders Forum Archive
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July 2017 Forum Topic:
Experience and the Quest for Cosmic Citizenship
Saturday, July 1, 2017
at 12:00-1:00 PM Mountain Time USA
Summary Statement by the Presenter:
Are we attempting to assimilate a new revelation using old paradigms of thinking, just as did the apostles?
In popular religion today, personal religious experience is often understood as the cultivation of particular states of consciousness and the construction of an idealized self. How does this relate to the Urantia Book’s vision of a quest for cosmic citizenship in a personal universe?
Join us for a reconsideration of our fundamental ontological situation, and the implications for cultivating personal religious experience.
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The UUI Thought Leaders Forum is a series of online dialogues modeled in part on the TED Talks concept. The primary distinction is that the UUI Thought Leaders Forum will be interactive and have a spiritual context for examining and presenting ideas of progressive, evolutionary value in science, philosophy, and religion that are inspired by The Urantia Book. It will also look at how these three domains of knowledge intersect with human systems and the development of civilization.
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1. The knowledge of things.
2. The realization of meanings.
3. The appreciation of values.
4. The nobility of work – duty.
5. The motivation of goals – morality.
6. The love of service – character.
7. Cosmic insight – spiritual discernment.