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  • #40715

    michael17
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    @robert,

    That was lazy scholarship on my part of course it had to be on his Eastward journey.

    #40714

    michael17
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    Here are some details of the journey and the monk(s)

    https://universe-inside-you.com/buddhist-monks/

    #40696

    michael17
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    Who said Marco saw a monk defying the laws of gravity? Was that person traveling West at the time?

    Yes it was Westward near the Himalayas

     

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    #40686

    michael17
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    Michael17, Herbert Benson’s abstract claims the following:

    We report here that in a study performed there in February 1981, we found that these subjects exhibited the capacity to increase the temperature of their fingers and toes by as much as 8.3°C.

    Conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit means that: 8.3° Celsius x 1.8 + 32 = 46.94 ° Fahrenheit. 46.94 ° Fahrenheit + “normal” human temperature 98.6° Fahrenheit = 145.54° Fahrenheit. Hot enought to scald human skin. This can’t he serious. Hell, this video by Keith has more substance to it than Herbert Benson’s abstract: Even allowing for the new “normal” temperature, which is a slightly lower continuum, the temperature change Hebert Benson claims would still scald human skin. The fact that Snopes didn’t even bother to calculate this means you can’t even fully trust the fact-checkers. Always corroborate everything with your own findings and rational judgment! And as per Ray Bradbury’s Sci-Fi work of the same name, the combustion point of paper is Fahrenbeit 451°, considerably more energy than what Herbert Benson claims meditation does to human temperature. So much for human-created spontaneous combustion. On the video, I noticed the bottom brown portion of the Monk’s robe never left the ground. The Monk could have easily kneeled under the robe and raised up on the knees by the thighs and made the appearance of levitation. You really need less vegetative forms of entertainment, Michael17.

    Your rationale is flawed. If Benson scientifically documented a body temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit then Benson did. Your rationale that it is scolding, therefore it did not happen despite the facts, is your unsubstantiated belief. Bumble bee’s fly in defiance of known aerodynamics.  In regard to paper combusting at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, you are not addressing spontaneous combustion. Fires in dry areas and in attics have ignited due to this phenomenon.
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    #40678

    michael17
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    @unseen,

    Nice try, Michael, but raising your body enough to produce steam (you need to boil water to produce steam) and cause combustion (something bursts into flames…what? his loin cloth?)…that is a bit far-fetched.

    The activation energy for spontaneous combustion  can be relatively small particularly if an accelerant is present. This is why combusting paper doesn’t hold a candle to levitation.

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    #40673

    michael17
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    @unseen,

    I am requesting scientifically controlled conditions, otherwise nothing can be accepted. I know a monk. They are not magicians. They sincerely believe what they are doing, However we still need to have claims verified.  Below a claim is verified by Harvard:

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/harvard-study-confirms-tibetan-monks-can-raise-body-temperature-with-their-minds/

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    #40669

    michael17
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    Did Marco Polo actually witness a levitating Monk on his journey eastward? We don’t know.  But monks have been doing body temperature changes under scientifically controlled conditions, even producing steam and combustion. However the following levitation should be done under controlled conditions also.
    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdM9qSUt/

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    #40583

    michael17
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    @popebeanie,

    I agree. Fortunately hoaxes can be called out with todays investigative technologies, whereas in the 80s this was not so, however I don’t no the history of this particular video.

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    #40580

    michael17
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    @michael17 – We just can’t blame Brexit and Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson for this. Wait a minute…..

    LOL,  brexit and these men are inocent.

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    #40581

    michael17
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    @michael17 – We just can’t blame Brexit and Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson for this. Wait a minute…..

    LOL,  brexit and these men are inocent.

    #40571

    michael17
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    @michael17I’m currently writing about the incorrect interpretations by the mainstream eschatologist including Billy Graham, Hal Lindsay, Garner Ted Armstrong. What are your academic qualifications to correct their interpretations or will it just be your own interpretation and will it be peer-reviewed before publication? The Book of Daniel has been misinterpreted. I will post an excerpt from my writings. What is your authority to do this? I am sure you are aware of verse 2 Peter 1:20 which states that “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

    Well what they said did not happen. This is in regard to the EU. They clearly stated that it would be a 10 nation alignment based on the ten toes of the image in Daniel, thus showing that they are false teachers and have not passed the requirement stated by
    Moses, i.e., what they say must come to pass. And in those days false prophets were put to death as required by Mosaic law.

    My interpretation of the vision is clearly recorded in history. They should have relied on history and not their machinations.  I will let historians be my judge.

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    #40560

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    I wonder if there is a chronicled history of end of the world scenarios that were prognosticated with cocksure certainty. And then how many followers have given away all of their shit? Gifts causa mortis are revocable. Might be interesting though if the doomsday donor waived that entitlement. Reality does not seem to matter a great deal. I mean right in front of our eyes zillions dying at a way greater rate who have not been vaccinated and the antivaxxers don’t change their beliefs or behavior. So even if the reality of countless failed predictions of doom are known by the followers it probably wont dissuade their course of action.

    In my currently writing about the incorrect interpretations by the mainstream eschatologist including Billy Graham, Hal Lindsay, Garner Ted Armstrong
    The Book of Daniel has been misinterpretted. I will post an excerpt from my writings.

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    #40558

    michael17
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    I wonder if there is a chronicled history of end of the world scenarios that were prognosticated with cocksure certainty. And then how many followers have given away all of their shit? Gifts causa mortis are revocable. Might be interesting though if the doomsday donor waived that entitlement. Reality does not seem to matter a great deal. I mean right in front of our eyes zillions dying at a way greater rate who have not been vaccinated and the antivaxxers don’t change their beliefs or behavior. So even if the reality of countless failed predictions of doom are known by the followers it probably wont dissuade their course of action.
    Im currently writing about the incorrect interpretations by the mainstream eschatologist including Billy Graham, Hal Lindsay, Garner Ted Armstrong
    The Book of Daniel has been misinterpret. I will post an excerpt from my writings.

     

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    #40551

    michael17
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    I wonder if there is a chronicled history of end of the world scenarios that were prognosticated with cocksure certainty. And then how many followers have given away all of their shit? Gifts causa mortis are revocable. Might be interesting though if the doomsday donor waived that entitlement. Reality does not seem to matter a great deal. I mean right in front of our eyes zillions dying at a way greater rate who have not been vaccinated and the antivaxxers don’t change their beliefs or behavior. So even if the reality of countless failed predictions of doom are known by the followers it probably wont dissuade their course of action. Truly God is about life, he only requires your obedience, There are no failed prophecies, only false teachers.

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    #40543

    michael17
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    @popebeanie,

    I’m afraid that was not me. Besides only the age will end in the future and next the Millenium of peace.

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