USojo Greetings 09 Happy HolidaysFrom Michael Hart, Propagandee, TPK, various coneheads, random cherubim, and Santa Clawz

We take this opportunity to wish you the very best that life on the World of the Cross has to offer this Holiday Season.

We are humbly grateful to each of you that visit us here in the b-sphere— randomly or regularly— especially those of you that are awesome authors and artists of your own blogs, and still graciously find time to share some precious moments here with us.  And yeah, even those that just come to see the giant scorpion on the Judge Bybee post, or do a quick download of that narly “head-up-ass” graphic.  You know who you are… Well. maybe.

As readers of The Urantia Book, we have it on real authority that Jesus was born about noon on August 21st, 7 B.C. But any day you want to celebrate anything the birth of God made mortal is fine by us.  Although the once lovely pagan/stolen celebration remains fraught with all sorts of American Christian social quaint-itude (not a real word)— what with all the munnies to be made around every orifice of the holiday shopping tradition— we unabashedly say, screw all that.  It’s the celebration of the birth of a Divine Being incarnate as one of us, and that blows our tiny minds.

So today of all days, we ask you to contemplate this if you would:   The Creator of this world and everything else in the incomprehensible vastness of space made a brief personal appearance on this planet some two thousand years ago.  As human beings, we are challenged to grow into the full awareness of who and what we really are, just as he did.  Thus it bears repeating:

Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.
The Urantia Book

Taken in toto, the last two thousand years have been tumultuous, to say the least.  When the resurrected Jesus ascended from this world,  he left it with his Spirit, but without the visible presence and guidance of celestial beings.  And that threw the doors of darkness, stupidity, and ignorance wide open, and still threatens to swamp and sink our little barque as it goes cleaving through the high seas of an unknown future.  And yet, we can take an important modicum of satisfaction in the assurance from our near celestial kin that planetary change— for the better, and soon— is inevitable.

A new and fuller revelation of the religion of Jesus is destined to conquer an empire of materialistic secularism and to overthrow a world sway of mechanistic naturalism.  Urantia is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.
The Urantia Book

You could be so comforted and inspired, so enthralled and intrigued, if you would only allow the [Indwelling Spirit] constantly to bring forth the pictures of the real motive, the final aim, and the eternal purpose of all this difficult, uphill struggle with the commonplace problems of your present material world.
The Urantia Book

So we hope 2017 turns out to be the year everything changes.
But even if it’s not, it can still pay huge individual dividends right now— to become fully aware of your status and station as a cosmic citizen of the universe. We urge you to fully indulge the hope that springs eternal in the human breast;  read the entire Urantia Book;  live in joyful and divine expectation;  and above all, be of good cheer… always.

Happy Holidays!


  1. Hi Mary,
    Hope your day was warm and bright, and of course I’m not talking about the weather.

    The “hard parts” of the book can wait; reading what interests you first is just fine, and go from there to the stuff that sounds above your pay grade.

    But there is an interesting phenomenon around just reading the hard stuff to “get it in the soup,” so to speak. Skip around all you like, but each time you do, pay a little token by reading sequentially from the beginning. Don’t worry about comprehension; just put it in your head. When you come back to it later, more often than not, you will experience a relative but noticeable comprehension of it. I have some ideas about why this happens, but the important thing is, it happens.

    Sooner or later you’ll get the whole enchilada in the gray matter, and that’s when you realize there’s a Divine Adjuster in there helping this revelation unfold for you. And you just can’t put a price on that. 😉

    All the best!

  2. Avatar mary b

    Thank you for posting that insight. I am usually left wondering what the Fundy religious right wingnuts are doing, using Jesus’ name like they do to promote hatred, division and all out war.
    When you post a little bit about UB, it always brings me back to what I am currently studying, and it brings me relief.

    By the way, Happy Holidays to you all! This is one of the finest blogs I’ve ever stumbled across, opening up a whole new world for me and mine.
    And……Happy New Year, too!
    I am having a hard time getting through parts of the UB so I’ve been mainly skipping around. But the things I haven’t gotten to yet, your posts always lead me there.
    So thanks, once again.

  3. Propagandee Propagandee

    Hey– I have an off switch too!

    Or is that an ‘off-ten’ switch? Damn, life can be so confusing sometimes. ..

    Like Vonnegut’s Billy Pilgrim, I sometimes find myself becoming unstuck in time. So even if I say now that I too will chill ’till some point in the future (like the 2nd), I can’t promise that me muse is similarly inclined. She could make an appearance any time betwixt and between and kick me sorry blogger’s ass into gear.

    Merry 20th annual Festivus everyone!

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