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* God-knowingness is a high concept, far above professing a belief in God, or assenting to the use of that name in a ghost-cult framework.
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** Do you exalt sadness as a badge of humanity?  That isn't very human.
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** But that doesn't mean "be cold and heartless" like some Stoice.  [[Go up, not horizontal]].
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** The opposite of false sentiment is not absence of sentiment.  It's ''true'' sentiment--top-down sentiment.
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** [[True sentiment versus false sentiment|Sentiment]] is defined as thoughtful feeling.
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** [[Thoughts, not feelings lead you Godward]].
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** It's God-knowingness, not God-feelingness.
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* Love-expanding fellowship versus service-oriented fellowship.
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** Have you ever seen the former?  This author hasn't, unless possibly our weekly study here is an attempt at one!
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* The Romans are excellent political administrators.  We will see Pilate deeply questioning these Jewish charges against Jesus.
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* The Jews are very concerned about details like being ceremonially unclean.
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** Hence the trial is held outside for technical reasons.
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** Do you feel like criticizing them?  Look in the mirror--how much do you want to be pure, too?
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** What they're doing isn't innately bad, it simply lacks cosmic perspective.
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** This author reports he likes keeping his room clean.  A sort of purity.
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*** Is there a more cosmic reason?  A potential behind this?  Don't count on getting to actualize it much in this life, but be patient.  It's a foreshadow of unity.
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* Despite any critiques here, the Jews "had a ''real'' religion."
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** It was not much of a conscious possession, mind you.  (consciously, they were ceremony obsessed)
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** But there was a shadow cast downward from a real religion above in their minds.
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* "The opposite of love is indifference" is a popular maxim these days
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** That's only the case for love-as-a-feeling.
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** Watch out: if you begin to mature, if you're capable of ''true'' love (with will in play), you are correspondingly more capable of hate, actual hate.
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** Pilate, motivated by internal hatred of them, might well have told himself, "I know everything I need to know about these people."  And he consistently blundered as a result.
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* Another of Pilate's problems was his philosophical skepticism.
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** A "negative philosophy".  Knowledge is fallacious.  Insight is impossible.  Convictions are impossible.
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** That's why the Jews' willingness to die for their religion so caught him off guard.  Philosophically, his mind couldn't encompass this.
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** He asked [[quid est veritas]] perhaps in jest, in a shallow way.  And yet, all of us could stand to be reminded of the profundity of this question every day.
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* Pilate's hatred of the Jews led him to blunder after blunder after blunder.  The inside is wrong, so can it be a surprise that the outer life turns out this way?
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* This section is an excellent example of "coordinating of essential knowledge" the 5th ER does so well. 
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** There is much historical haziness around Pilate and his life.  Here we are presented with [[better initial assumptions]].

Revision as of 04:00, 12 February 2020

February 11, 2020 [Paper 185:0-1, p. 1987]

Shortly after six o’clock on Friday morning, April 7, A.D. 30, Jesus was brought before Pilate, the Roman procurator who governed Judea, Samaria, and Idumea under the immediate supervision of the legatus of Syria. The Master was taken into the presence of the Roman governor by the temple guards, bound, and was accompanied by about fifty of his accusers, including Judas Iscariot and the high priest, Caiaphas.

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Keywords: Urantia, Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Skeptic, Moral Coward



Notes by Brad

  • God-knowingness is a high concept, far above professing a belief in God, or assenting to the use of that name in a ghost-cult framework.
    • Do you exalt sadness as a badge of humanity? That isn't very human.
    • But that doesn't mean "be cold and heartless" like some Stoice. Go up, not horizontal.
    • The opposite of false sentiment is not absence of sentiment. It's true sentiment--top-down sentiment.
    • Sentiment is defined as thoughtful feeling.
    • Thoughts, not feelings lead you Godward.
    • It's God-knowingness, not God-feelingness.


  • Love-expanding fellowship versus service-oriented fellowship.
    • Have you ever seen the former? This author hasn't, unless possibly our weekly study here is an attempt at one!
  • The Romans are excellent political administrators. We will see Pilate deeply questioning these Jewish charges against Jesus.
  • The Jews are very concerned about details like being ceremonially unclean.
    • Hence the trial is held outside for technical reasons.
    • Do you feel like criticizing them? Look in the mirror--how much do you want to be pure, too?
    • What they're doing isn't innately bad, it simply lacks cosmic perspective.
    • This author reports he likes keeping his room clean. A sort of purity.
      • Is there a more cosmic reason? A potential behind this? Don't count on getting to actualize it much in this life, but be patient. It's a foreshadow of unity.


  • Despite any critiques here, the Jews "had a real religion."
    • It was not much of a conscious possession, mind you. (consciously, they were ceremony obsessed)
    • But there was a shadow cast downward from a real religion above in their minds.


  • "The opposite of love is indifference" is a popular maxim these days
    • That's only the case for love-as-a-feeling.
    • Watch out: if you begin to mature, if you're capable of true love (with will in play), you are correspondingly more capable of hate, actual hate.
    • Pilate, motivated by internal hatred of them, might well have told himself, "I know everything I need to know about these people." And he consistently blundered as a result.


  • Another of Pilate's problems was his philosophical skepticism.
    • A "negative philosophy". Knowledge is fallacious. Insight is impossible. Convictions are impossible.
    • That's why the Jews' willingness to die for their religion so caught him off guard. Philosophically, his mind couldn't encompass this.
    • He asked quid est veritas perhaps in jest, in a shallow way. And yet, all of us could stand to be reminded of the profundity of this question every day.


  • Pilate's hatred of the Jews led him to blunder after blunder after blunder. The inside is wrong, so can it be a surprise that the outer life turns out this way?


  • This section is an excellent example of "coordinating of essential knowledge" the 5th ER does so well.