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Are you ready to courageously follow your own sense of mercy, justice, and truth? Are you searching for religious teachings that make sense? Are you having a hard time accepting teachings which seem spiritually unholy and untruthful? Then, have we got a show for you! The Cosmic Citizen is a show for progressive religionists and spiritual people who are ready to find a spirituality worthy of an age of science and enlightenment. Our hosts, Paula Thompson, Andre Radatus , Chuck Thurston and Marvin Gawryn are ministers, students and scholars of The Urantia Book, all with at least four decades of experience with it. We sometimes interview guests on topics related to modern and progressive spirituality, but most often we explore The Urantia Book together on air. We embrace diversity, civil and intelligent dialogue, and a willingness to serve a purpose that is true, beautiful and good. Please join us!

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We begin a new study this week, Ministering Spirits of the Local Universe! The angels of the local universe are among those who come closest to us in our material and mortal sojourn. We are told that "only good can result from your efforts to understand and love them." The Creator Son and the universe representation of the Infinite Spirit collaborate in the creation of a large number of Sons and other universe personalities. Following the completion of this united effort, the Son engages in the creation of the Material Sons, the first of the sex creatures, while the Universe Mother Spirit concurrently engages in her initial solitary effort at spirit reproduction. Thus begins the creation of the seraphic hosts of a local universe. ... Seraphim are still being periodically created; the universe of Nebadon is still in the making. The Universe Mother Spirit never ceases creative activity in a growing and perfecting universe. (418.4,6) 38:1.1,3 Angels do not have material bodies, but they are definite and discrete beings; they are of spirit nature and origin. Though invisible to mortals, they perceive you as you are in the flesh without the aid of transformers or translators; they intellectually understand the mode of mortal life, and they share all of man's nonsensuous emotions and sentiments. They appreciate and greatly enjoy your efforts in music, art, and real humor. They are fully cognizant of your moral struggles and spiritual difficulties. They love human beings... Though seraphim are very affectionate and sympathetic beings, they are not sex-emotion creatures. They are much as you will be on the mansion worlds, where you will ?neither marry nor be given in marriage but will be as the angels of heaven.? (419.1,2) 38:2.1,2 Angels are...are not your judges or accusers. .? (419.4) 38:2.4 http://tobtr.com/12173377
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We continue our third week on a study of religion. A philosophy of religion evolves out of a basic growth of ideas plus experimental living as both are modified by the tendency to imitate associates. The soundness of philosophic conclusions... more

The faith of Jesus pointed the way to finality of human salvation, to the ultimate of mortal universe attainment, since it provided for: ... 5. Salvation from self, deliverance from the limitations of self-consciousness through the attainment of... more

The teachings of Jesus constituted the first Urantian religion which so fully embraced a harmonious co-ordination of knowledge, wisdom, faith, truth, and love as completely and simultaneously to provide temporal tranquillity, intellectual... more

This week, we continue our study of Paper 70, The Evolution of Human Government with §3. Early Human Associations and possibly §4. Clans and Tribes. How did our earliest aggregations of humanity develop to move us... more

This week, we continue our study of Paper 70, The Evolution of Human Government with §2. The Social Value of War. Wars seem never to cease on our world and their consequences to each society so engaged is ever more... more

This week, we commence our study of Paper 70, The Evolution of Human Government. Our times demand knowing more about how our adaptations and maladaptations regulating our human contacts with each other, in smaller but... more

We conclude our study of Paper 84, Marriage and Family Life with §8. Dangers of Self-Gratification and a reprise of the final paragraphs of §7. The great threat against family life is the menacing rising tide of self-gratification,... more

We continue our study of Paper 84, Marriage and Family Life with §7. The Ideals of Family Life. Sex mating is instinctive, children are the natural result, and the family thus automatically comes into existence. As are the families of... more

We continue our study of Paper 84, Marriage and Family Life with §6. The Partnership of Man and Woman and, time allowing, may proceed to §7. The Ideals of Family Life. The reproductive urge unfailingly brings men and women... more

We continue our study of Paper 84, Marriage and Family Life with §5, Woman under the Developing Mores and, time allowing, may proceed to §6 The Partnership of Man and Woman. In self-perpetuation woman is... more
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