Anyone read 'The Present' www.truthcontest.com?

 JFort (@jfortbro)6 years, 1 month ago

I’m currently on page 87 of the online e-book titled ‘The Present’ on the website truthcontest.com. I found this website after watching (listening to) several Alan Watts lectures on youtube and noticed this website was in a comment on a few of them so I gave it a shot. It basically tries to explain what the ‘truth’ of life is and I found it extremely interesting. Since I was a kid I’ve always questioned religion and never bought into the fairytale stories of the bible and considered myself atheist in most respects. This e-book to me has made the most sense as far as tying spirituality and science together in the most logical means I’ve ever encountered. I would go as far as to call it the modern bible, but I haven’t finished it yet and still need to process a lot of what has been said but it definitely has already had an impact on how I feel about life.
Just wondering if anyone else has already read this and what their thoughts are about it. Thanks,
Josh

December 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Stoney Baloney (614) (@adamm0ss) 6 years, 1 month ago ago

Thanks for posting, I went to check it out and Im on page 13, I think Ill have to finish.. haha

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JFort (15) (@jfortbro) 6 years, 1 month ago ago

@adamm0ss haha let me know how you feel about it

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yossri (0) (@yossricho) 6 years, 1 month ago ago

“Le verbe aimer est difficile à conjuguer : son passé n’est pas simple, son présent n’est qu’indicatif, et son futur est toujours conditionnel.”

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Kimo (20) (@kkainoa) 6 years, 1 month ago ago

On page 40 (about to start part four) now, but one thing is bugging me. If we don’t understand and apply “the truth” in this life, and are therefore condemned to go back to the bottom of the evolutionary cycle upon death, what about people who don’t really get a /fair/ chance to learn this truth? For example, if I am born (human) and die within a matter of days, do I still go back to the bottom? Or do I get to come back as a human again? I know the author said something about there being three ways to continue / come back, but the third section about evolutionary cycles seems to be a little contradictory.
Anyone able to clear this up?

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Zane (89) (@albinomongoose) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

I’ve been reading it as well, and I’m finding it very compelling. It does seem to be getting at some fundamental “truth”, something we see in our most clairvoyant, clear-headed moments, when we’ve been meditating, when our minds are totally open, when we’re on psilocybin or LSD. Starting to see the windows combine with the seams.

I especially like the bit about The Beatles being prophets. I’ve always felt them to be fundamentally different than other bands – truly “with it”.

I’d like to hear the opinions of other hethens too

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RandNotAyn1 (0) (@RandNotAyn1) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

Ok, so you’ve never bought into those stories. Do you see the value of religion for those who don’t have the logic you do?

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Thus Spoke Haze (102) (@ehsan) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

@kkainoa, It’s easy to get caught up in semantics. We can rationalize death however we want, but in the end the only way to understand is that there isn’t only one way to understand.

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

I didn.t get much out of it when I read it. My taste is a bit eccentric though.

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Zane (89) (@albinomongoose) 5 years, 4 months ago ago

Actually, I kept reading it, and it’s getting a bit redundant and silly. The first part is good though.

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forever young (1) (@fresher) 5 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve read it too. i would also agree with you to call it the modern day bible. i think this book could change the world if everybody read it. @kkainoa hi. from my understanding you get another chance at the truth with out having to start over. if you never learn the truth or don’t fully understand it then you will get another chance and not have to start over. because you didn’t really do anything bad or at least not knowingly. only when you understand the truth fully do you then have the option to advance or to start all over. that would only be the fair way.

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forever young (1) (@fresher) 5 years, 2 months ago ago

this book pretty much summed up everything (lol almost everything). it answered my questions about life in a logical way and sparked my flame. it made me open up way more too.

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Anonymous (30) (@) 5 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m glad you put this post up, more people NEED to read this book. This book was life changing for me & everything I have learned aside from the book is relevant to what the book says. This is going to be my 3rd time reading the book.( :
My only advice is to not take everything as truth, it will come as truth through your experiences if you are aware and open. Feel free to ask me any questions.

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Yesterday i just began to read and study this book, i am just the beginner…and just want to hear what ‘the others’ opinion/perceptions/frame of view, thank you….

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dieseltrain (21) (@maximilian1) 5 years ago ago

ive read it and it was life changing. it lead me to this site. as someone else said, “started a spark!!”

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lostinwarpdrive (0) (@lostinwarpdrive) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

I’ve been reading it, up to page 35 or so.  But,  the site went down around 3AM this morning,  and it is still down.  It figures because I was learning a lot of things I need to know,  right now.

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MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

@lostinwarpdrive – here ya go: http://tinyurl.com/nwycayf

I downloaded a zip file of it a while back. It contains all 3 versions.

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Alen (0) (@Alen-Smith) 1 week, 6 days ago ago

thanks  for shaaring thiiss  downnloadd.

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Bryan (104) (@Substratum) 3 years, 8 months ago ago

I read the first 12 pages and found it really lame…talking about the importance of truth and then making statements founded on nothing but imaginary beliefs and opinion. “Nada y pues nada”

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Jonathan95 (0) (@jojo123) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I have a question. On page 52 the author describes the perfect world, how the world would look like if we all became spiritual beings. He talks about the fact that we wouldn’t age anymore, because age will be a disease that will be cured by then. He sais that our lifespan will be about a thousand years, and that the only reason one might die is because of an accident, or a natural disaster. But if we would die, we will be instantly reborn.

Now my question is, wouldn’t the earth be massively overpopulated? That doesn’t seem like “heaven on earth” to me. Am i not seeing something? Someone pkease explain. Thx!!

(Sorry for my english btw)

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