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My cousin sent me this by email and I immediately thought of this site to share it with. Sure is a thought provoking picture. It was taken by the Hubble Space Camera. Yikes. They call it 'the Eye of God' because it looks like a big eye in the sky looking down into the Universe - cloud formations I guess.

Blessings,

Bluerose

P.S. Okay this is strange. I tried to paste the picture on this blog and it won't show up plus I tried to put it on my screen name but it wouldn't show there either. Then I looked at the date on my subission here and for some weird reason it said December 31st, 1969. I didn't type that - I was 19 on that date. What the heck? Then when I clicked to submit this to the board the December date disappeared and the date was today's date as it should be. Where did that 1969 date go? Looks like there is something mystical about this picture. I will keep trying to post the picture. Yikes is right. Gulp. lol

P.P.S. I just came back to try to put the pic up again and there it was before I tried again. Oh this is spooky. What do you all think of the picture?

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Bluerose, whats the blue thing in the middle. I like the picture, thank you for posting it. I will go research it now. Lori

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Though it has taken on the unofficial name of Eye of God.

Very pretty, though the colors are not natural (all Hubble shots are b&w, the color is added here based on something like radiation signatures).

Thank you for sharing this Bluerose

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Hey bluerose, nothing spooky about it. When I try to start a thread I get that date too until I post it and then get the current date. I think it is a bug in programming. Also sometimes a new picture for our avatar dosesn't show until we 'refresh' view or wait till the computer does it. CSN won't let us post a picture with our post. Not a mystery. As for 1969 it's in the past unless we get on that folded time line. heehee.

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Thank you: people see what they want to see.

Take care,

Joe

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Yes, as Joe says people see what they want to see, and I rather like seeing it as an eye of god. Lori

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It is only an opinion and everyone has one that is why we all see things different. But you must admit it is truly and inspiration to look at a picture like this. And in my mind to believe God is watching from a distance.

Hondo

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There are things and places that touch us and spark our better places (imagination).

A grove of redwoods, the Grand Canyon, and many of the amazing images from the Hubble can touch us in this way.

The redwood is not just a tree, and the Grand Canyon is not just a hole in the ground.

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People have asked about where the picture went and so I put it on my Blog part of my profile, in that blog section. If you google 'Eye of God' it will come up too and tell you it's story. The picture itself as I said is now on my blog part of my profile.

Have a great day all.

Blessings,

Bluerose

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I looked at the Eye of God. First thought, "I didn't know God had blue eyes, who would have thought." hahaha.. Call it what you will, it is pretty.

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Is the color of forgiveness that were worn on the robe of the Hi priest, so when God looks at man he is looking with love and forgiveness.

Hondo

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This should be the example of non sequitur in the dictionary.

Take care,

Joe

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Joe, No it shouldn't. Its to each his own and to his own interpretation.

Definition of NON SEQUITUR
1: an inference that does not follow from the premises; specifically : a fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent
2: a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said

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I didn't need a definition of the phrase, friend, but thanks anyway. The point is, what does the color blue have to do with forgiveness?

I stand by my statement.

Take care,

Joe

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Of course you didn't but others might have liked to know what the word meant. Why would you post any comment about how a person posts in this discussion board. The blue is from the eye color, and history of the color and you are more astute than that. Why would you give any one a hard time with such a snide remark, not nice.

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I agree. People take comfort and find meaning in all kinds of things that others do not see and if it works for them and gives them peace then far be it for me or anyone else, I believe, to take that away from them. I know of that color's special meaning as Hondo does and I think that comment is appropriate to wonder about in that picture of God's Eye'. Obviously others have seen the same thing since someone entitled the picture as they did.

I think it's cool and gives people of faith a certain warmth. And that's a good thing.

Hope this post finds you well.

Blessings,

Bluerose

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To understand the color blue and forgiveness you need to know about the Leviticus law in the Bible. The robe of the Hi-Priest had many different colors and each color was symbolic to the aspect of God love to mankind.

I know you do not like a lot of posting of Bible stuff here on CSN so I am not going to do that. But if you like I can share some of this with you to give you a better understanding of the symbolism in many of the text from the book of Leviticus. I am not trying to convert you just help you to understand some of the things we believe as Christians.

Wishing you the best
Hondo

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I presume that your remarks about Leviticus and the correlation between blue and forgiveness are accurate. Thanks for the lesson.

Take care,

Joe

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Sometimes Faith could also be called non sequitur if you look at it only from a mans point of view. But to me Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things I have not yet seen. Without hope what would be the purpose of life, to live just to die without a reason, humm. I rather believe my God is there watching me from above.

Thanks
Hondo

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Amen to that brother I feel the same way

Anne

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Hondo I agree with you totally.

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Bluerose,

that is a great pic and I like the thought of god watching us and looking out for us. I need to believe this since I am stage four ovarian cancer but after my first three treatments my number have dropped from 2,000 to 14 normal is 0-21 so I know it is god looking after me thanks for the pic

Anne

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I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis but glad to hear that your numbers are coming down. I couldn't have gotten through my cancers without my faith, I know that and in fact I actually experienced a true healing during my last shtick in hospital during treatment a long time ago so that just intensified my beliefs that were already there. I am not a church goer but spiritual but when I had that healing it totally cuaght me by surprise as I was praying for help for sure but sure never expected such an in my face message from The Big Guy. I wish everyone could experience what I did.

I know that my prayers were always to be allowed to survive so that I could be there for my young family and I really believe that that is the most powerful prayer there is, a Mother's prayer for her children, well one of the most powerful prayers I should say.

I am glad that picture gave you a sense of being watched over, art is a wonderful thing oftentimes.

All the best.

Blessings,

Bluerose

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For God to be watching us implies that God is outside of us, ie separate from us. What if that is not the case, God is not separate from us and knows us from the inside out so there is nothing for God to watch. I do ask why is it we feel a need to give God human attributes?

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Well I guess the reason we tend to give God human attributes is because human is all we know. We do the same to all kinds of beings like animals as well, we only know the human state and it's feelings and looks. I guess when we talk about compassion and other emotions and look at God as being compassionate in instances we know that emotion so tend to put the same image that goes along with that for humans on God as well.

Isn't there somewhere in the bible that speaks to God appearing in human form? Didn't he send his son to earth in our form too? He knew we could relate to that form but how God really appears of course no one knows - in his true form - if there is just one

Many people have also heard of the idea that we were in fact made in God's image, whether that was meant in body or mind or both I don't know, I couldn't recite one bible passage if you paid me. Just speaking of things I have heard in the past.

It's a big question, Who is God, What does He/She look like, where is He - inside of us or out or both? I personally think of us all as an extention of God, a part of Him but that is my feeling based on what my relationship is with Him and what I have experienced or felt. I don't personally think it matters where He is though, just that He IS. Whatever form makes the most sense to people and how they perceive or see Him is kind of secondary to the main concept - just believing in him.

All the best.

Bluerose

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So very true in what I believe, that is why he calls us his Children

Hondo

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I do agree that it is really about what makes sense to us personally and where we are on our path spiritualy and psychologicaly. I also think it is good to question what it is that we believe and why form time to time, not because it is wrong to believe but because it can help us to become more clear about out path and beliefs.

In the pyscho-spiritual world work is done around one's perception and relationship with God because many times it is influenced by one's upbringing and one's relationship with one's parents mostly the father as God is perceived by many as a father figure. And of course there are cultural and religous influences. For everyone it is different. It is very interesting to look into this and can be very enlightening.

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