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  1. Nothing about our eternal state. I just wonder if other species besides humans have gender as part of their eternal identity (that is, of course, if they are eternal)
  2. How God's creations behave is not the same as how God designed his creations. God did not design our behavior. He gave us mortal bodies that allow us to behave how we want to.
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    My Thoughts on Organizing Intelligences

    The OP or the reincarnation tangent?
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    My Thoughts on Organizing Intelligences

    Oh yeah. Insects. Lol. That was a huge omission on my part. But who says lesser intellegencies can’t be reborn on one of the other innumberable worlds under God’s dominion? And does the promotion in life form suddenly jump from insect to mid-sized animal? And how many insects would become promoted after one mortal life?
  5. I don't like posting aggressively. But if I find others posting aggressively for no reason other than to be mean, overly opinionated, or close-minded, I hit back. Not all the time. Just selectively. They're toxic and deserve to have that brought to their attention. And I never give anyone a hard time who posts respectfully. A few posters are quick to write off someone else's opinions as dumb. I have no respect for people who attack others merely because they have differing opinions. Addressing these kind of differences respectfully to begin with makes a world of difference in creating a more positive atmosphere I would prefer. Otherwise, contention spawns contention.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    When have you ever been concerned about making others upset by voicing your opinion on here? You said it best. To quote you:
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    Here is how anatess2 begins each day by staring at herself in the mirror each morning and reciting her battle song
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    I never said sleep paralysis isn't an alternative explanation to why people wake up in a paralyzed state. I simply stated it's my opinion that what I experienced was caused by an evil spirit, not the side effects of sleep paralysis as understood by the medical community.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    @anatess2 As pointed out here, you have a very confusing way of arguing whatever point you're trying to make. The more I try to make sense of your responses, the more muddled everything becomes. You need to apply consistent reasoning in your arguments for anyone to be able to logically follow you.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    Lol. anastess2 sounds like Charles Duell. You're right anastess2. We've already figured out everything there is to figure out. It's 2019. Charles H. Duell was the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that "everything that can be invented has been invented."
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    My Thoughts on Organizing Intelligences

    Yes, whales and dolphins are proven to be incredibly intelligent. If based off intelligence alone, I probably would reorder my list. I was using a couple different criteria on the go to come up with the list I made such as: How much does the life form resemble a human being, how intelligent is the life form, and where does the life form principally reside (land or sea)? I gave preference to life forms that live their existence on land as opposed to marine life mainly based on the fact that land animals are proven to be more closely related to humans than marine life.
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    My Thoughts on Organizing Intelligences

    It's tricky cause it's hard to wrap my head around a dog eternally being a dog: Woof, woof, scratch, sniff, lick... forever! Not that dogs will necessarily have itches to scratch in the life hereafter. However, it's equally challenging to buy into the reincarnation progression cycle. Hence I like both perspectives since the answer probably lies somewhere in between... or beyond!
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    My Thoughts on Organizing Intelligences

    @askandanswer This really is a good theory. I've been thinking about it more lately. Do you have a general idea on how the reincarnation progression system works, i.e., how the various life forms on Earth would progress from least greatest to finally being born as human? Let me know if you agree with my outline or if you have another in mind: Descending Order Showing a General Idea of the Reincarnation Progression of Life Forms You Need to Pass Through in order to Finally be Born as a Human ***Human*** Gorilla/Monkey Lion/Tiger/Wolf Bear/Hippo/Rhinoceros Horse/Zebra/Giraffe/Moose Deer/Donkey Predatory Birds (Owl/Eagle/Hawk) Squirrel/Rabbit Birds of Prey (Sparrow/Quail) Seal/Penguin/Walrus Whale/Dolphin/Shark Snake/Lizard/Alligator Fish/Crab Jellyfish/Plankton Plants Fungi, Protists, Archaea, Bacteria
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    Have you ever experienced an episode of sleep paralysis accompanied by the sense of a demonic presence? If not, I can understand why you’re skeptical. But just because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean you have to remain a skeptic. And if it ever does happen to you to way it happened to me and many others, it will make you change what you think you know or at least seriously question it. The medical community writes off these encounters as hallucinations. Many others so readily accept that as the answer. But could it also be that for those brief moments where we are half asleep and half awake (where you know you’re awake you just haven’t opened your eyes yet or just barely came out of a dream) that you are able to have glimpses through the veil? Think about it. Why do people often have ingenious ideas come to them shortly before falling asleep? We encourage ourselves to write down those ideas so we don’t forget. Or have you ever tried remembering what you dreamed about shortly after waking up but have trouble doing so? For me, it can be difficult to remember, but if I lay back down in bed or slow down to prevent myself from fully waking up, I start to fall back to that half-asleep-half-awake state, and suddenly I can remember. It’s almost as if I’m able to access a part of my brain that was previously unaccessible. If we do have glimpses through the veil during these moments, it also makes sense that this is when we would be most vulnerable to being attacked by demonic presences.
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    TK Smoothies

    @pam where did your comment go?