July 20, 2001

Subject: Re: [AztlanNet: ARTS|LETTERS] Questions, Questions
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 17:46:42 +0000
From: "Pedro Romero Sedeno" <romesedeno@hotmail.com>
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"mother Earth", of the planet Urantia, that being the name of our world acoording to the Urantia revelation, is planet 606 in the local system of Satania, a system of inhabited planets in the larger local universe of Nebadon, which is located in a larger superuniverse called Orvonton.  Orvonton is one of seven superuniverses of time and space which were created around Havona, the central universe, a universe which was not created and  which has always been perfect and eternal.  At the center of the Havona central universe is the Isle of Paradise, geographic center of this Universe of universes, and dwelling place of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son and the Universe Mother Spirit. From the  Universal Father, who is Idea, come the Michael Sons, Creator Sons,  (Word) divine beings who extend from Paradise, and create the universes of time and space, with the Mother Spirit (Action),  all of which is evolving, the God of experience, the evolving Supreme Being.  The "father" of "mother earth" is Michael, the Creator (Son) of Nebadon, in union with the local universe Mother Spirit.   To gain full authority of his creation, Michaelsons must bestow their divine personality 7 times and experience time and space as one of their numerous personality creatures, whether as seraphim, System Sovereign, and as the seventh bestowal, as a mortal will creature, as we are, mortal sons and daughters of the Universal Father.  Michael of Nebadon, out of his vast creation of millions of inhabited planets, picked one, Urantia, "mother earth", to experience this one bestowal of divine life into mortal experience, and lived that life as Joshua ben Joseph of Nazareth, i.e. Jesus Christ Michael.  He was born August 21, 7 B.C.   As we mortals must experience the death of the material life vehicle, so too did Jesus, but a  death on a cross.  On other planets, other Michaelsons  do not experience such a cruel death at the end of their mortal bestowal.  "mother earth", Urantia, is known throughout our local universe as "The planet of the Cross" because the father of "mother earth", the Divine Creator of this vast universe visited and overcame the experience of being put to death on a cross by his fellow mortals.  His last "mortal" act was to ask forgiveness of  them all, revealing to the end the Universal Father, a God who judges with mercy, through the mercy-dominated Sons, thus showing He is a God of Love.   For a new revelation of Christ Michael's life and teachings and religion, of and as Jesus,  check out the Urantia Book, 1934,  2096 pp.


Subject: Re: [AztlanNet: ARTS|LETTERS] Questions, Questions
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 13:32:58 +0000
From: Octavio Romano <oromano@tqsbooks.com>
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Pedro R:

Clearly the Urantia book delved deeply into what we call "religion," producing questions with answers instead of simply accepting the generic concept of "religion" as the end of all knowledge, thus making inquiry superflous and unnecessary.

Octavio Romano


Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 17:24:20 -0400
From: Darryl Deloach <Ddeloach@afd-inc.com>
To: "'chancellor@archdiocesesantafe.org'" <chancellor@archdiocesesantafe.org>
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I truly mean no disrespect. The basis of my confusion is, when or how exactly, did the Archdioceses or the Pope himself copyright or claim ownership, of what amount to icons. i.e.; Last supper, Blessed Virgin, Christ on the cross. Thru-out history these images have been reinterpreted by many artist. The Pope didn't mind when Michelangelo rendered Christ with flowing blond hair and blue eyes. Historically and ethnically an interpretation. Would I be wrong to depict him..." with skin of bronze ...and hair like lambs wool..." I feel your stance relegates the Beloved Virgin to the status of a corporate logo. Is it not herself alone, that has chosen when and whom to appear. Or must she sign a release for non corporate engagements.

Your position reflects that of New York City's Mayor. A gentleman of questionable morals who should in no way speak for all Catholics. I understand your sensitivity. In a religious context the floral bikini would be wholly inappropriate. Yet in a public or private art gallery it is our GOD giving free will, that fuels creative thought. God himself is a well accomplished artist with many unusual creations. Do you know how many different species of butterfly there are? Is it unethical for the beautiful pattern of it's wings to symbolically represent the face of a predator in hope of avoiding becoming prey?

Which brings me to the most important aspect of my letter. I pray that you will open your sacred heart as Christ did when he embraced the lost souls of his time. As shocking as the female nude may be, it was not God's choice that we be ashamed of our own bodies. It was, our choice, or more correctly Eve's. When will we realize, that in the world today, with it's numerous sexual temptations, the ills we try to deny or shield our eyes from, are the ones that will sneak up and destroy us in the end. Alma Lopez's piece as unoriginal as it my be, brings to light a deeper controversy. One that all religions must attend to... Faith must reside in our hearts not in the symbols we bow to. Whether it is a statue, an image or a glass of wine.