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Symmetry of Soul

Symmetry of Soul

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Each Tuesday, a broadcast focused on science, religion, and philosophy, based on the unifying concepts of The Urantia Book. Broadcasts begin 9:00 PM ET(worldtimezone.com for local start time). Co-hosted by Dr. Chris Halvorson, Andrea Barnes, Brad Garner, Dave Tucker, and Justin Armstrong. Artwork compliments of www.rassouli.com.

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Religion clings to the mores; that which ?was? is ancient and supposedly sacred. And religion has at one time or another sanctioned all sorts of contrary and inconsistent behavior, has at some time approved of practically all that is now... more

Man possessed a religion of natural origin as a part of his evolutionary experience long before any systematic revelations were made on Urantia. But this religion of natural origin was, in itself, the product of man's superanimal endowments of... more

The essence of the ritual is the perfection of its performance; among savages it must be practiced with exact precision. Man's slowly evolving mind early came to believe that the technique of ritual was the decisive factor in its efficacy.... more

In many ways and by devious methods the olden shamans established their reputations as voices of God and custodians of providence. But all through the long ages of evolutionary history, many true teachers have appeared... more

As the religious concepts of primitive man evolved, the spirit world was eventually regarded as being unresponsive to the ordinary mortal. Only the exceptional among humans could catch the ear of the gods; only the extraordinary man or... more

The custom of sacrifice eventually became associated with the idea of the covenant. At last, the gods were conceived of as entering into real agreements with man; and this was a major step in the stabilization of religion. Law,... more

No race has been entirely free from the practice of human sacrifice in some form and at some time. Among many peoples it was long a prevalent practice for fathers, at times of great emotional stress, to sacrifice their first-born sons.... more

Cannibalism was once well-nigh universal among the evolving races. While cannibalism is traditionally horrible to modern civilization, it was a part of the social and religious structure of primitive society. Cannibalism grew up... more

Early in the evolution of religion, there existed two conceptions of sacrifice: the idea of gift sacrifice, which connoted the attitude of thanksgiving; and the idea of debt sacrifice, which embraced the notion of redemption. But in either case,... more

The idea of confession and forgiveness early appeared in primitive religion. Then followed all the meaningless schemes of ritualistic purification. Renunciation came as the next step in religious evolution, penance being the negative form of... more

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