Have you ever wondered why and how two of the oldest philosophies/religions in the world came to be? More importantly, have you ever considered the ultimate concepts contained in those philosophies ? While I do not know, with certainty, about their origin and development, it seems likely to me that they were a direct attempt to understand the basic meaning of life, and at the same time, discover the nature if its origin. While the Abrahamic religions were busy bargaining with their god, and offering sacrifices to him, the contemplative far-easterners were desperately trying to understand if such an entity actually existed, and, if so, in what environs.
My research tells me that the contemplatives were way ahead of the sacrificials who had dreamed up a scheme of power and control right out of their own playbook—that is to say, they manufactured a god patterned directly after their own possessive, egotistical selves. Their god was theirs alone and could not be shared with anyone.
In the meantime, the contemplatives, like many native Americans, were driven to see their god in everything (wind, sun, stars, waters etc.). Without benefit of any scientific knowledge, just as Jesus, they were able to grasp the existence of God in everything. Jesus could not explain the specifics, he just knew that the spirit of God existed in everything. He saw that everything in existence was evil by virtue of its selfishness, and by his knowing, he felt himself to be commissioned to die in atonement for the Father’s faults so the Father could be Perfect Love . So, he died that we may live in eternal bliss.
Can there be a greater thrill? I’d vouch to say that no one, who professes an Abrahamic religion, is any closer to God than any Hindu or Buddhist who ever lived. We, each, are loved equally by our Perfect Loving Creator, with no one possibly being more favored over another—there are no such things as higher places in heaven.
For full elucidation, please read my two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality. Press releases and video trailers attached
I have been reading many posts the last few days about anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem etc. It should be noted that there is always a significant up-tick in these feelings during dark of winter, and especially near Christmas-time. There are two categories of anxiety; one type is generated by real circumstances such as concerns about where your next rent payment will come from. That is conscious anxiety and normal. The next type, which is universal, is subconscious anxiety which has a much different generator. It is instilled in us at an early age before we are rational. We are made to believe that we are bad by well-meaning parents, teachers, preachers and others. Those ideas and feelings are stored in our subconsciousness. We don’t remember the specific incidents which caused the ideas and feelings, but we have a general feeling of uneasiness and don’t know why. The more we have been poorly indoctrinated in our formative years, the greater feelings of guilt and anxiety we exhibit. Greater degrees and extremes of anxiety may, and frequently do, lead to depression, even to the point of taking ones own life. Depression is caused by our failed exhaustive attempts to ward off punishment generated by the guilt instilled in us. We see defensive reactions exhibited in many ways but two stand out. One is the overbearing hot head know-it-all who has to be right all the time; would argue a point “till hell freezes over”, and all the time likely being wrong. The other in the cowed, meek, person who exhibits no feelings of self esteem. Typically, that person is shy, backward, hates to meet new people, doesn’t like crowds, would panic if asked to speak to a public audience, and typically will cling to one or two people in their lives. Usually they live in constant fear but have no idea why. In my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry, I show how Ideologies and Religion are the two main culprits in causing those problems. Both of those entities impose on us ideas and demands totally contrary to our God-given nature. As infants, toddlers and small children, we are not capable of a rational analysis of these contrarian ideas; we simply are left with the built-in ideas that we are bad which generates guilt; guilt generates need for punishment; punishment generates anxiety which generates feelings of worthlessness and depression. I show in my book that religions and ideologies in general have ignored Jesus’ command for us to love one another as ourselves. If that were the norm in our society, our children would be inculcated in a framework of love and acceptance. The result would be dramatic. Universal peace would prevail, anxiety would be reduced to a minimum, and people would be God-loving and people-loving. It will likely never happen because of Power, Money and Control. Dictators and Church Hierarchy will never relinquish their Power. For an understanding of how to rid yourself of these anxious feelings and for a complete elucidation of many, many more concepts, you must read my book, Wilderness Cry- a Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. Amazon and all on-line book retailers.
The word trust has various meanings depending upon the intention of the user. For instance, we may speak of a ‘bank trust’, a ‘trust bank’, ‘an estate planning trust’, etc. The ‘trust’ I wish to address today is ‘a firm belief in the ability, reliability, truth, or strength of something or someone’. Daily, our lives are built on trust in literally hundreds, thousands, or even millions of ways, and most of those are dictated by previous learned experiences. For instance, I doubt there is a sane person in existence who doesn’t trust the sun to rise in the morning and set in the evening. Likewise, little children raised in a secure environment, trust their parents will provide them with food, clothing, and shelter. Until we learn better by cold, hard experience, we trust people to speak truth to us as best they understand truth — no deliberate lies.
As little children, we soon learn the difference between a fantasy ‘fairy tale’ and basic truth. Fairy tales, in general, are used to tickle the imagination and curiosity of a little child while simultaneously holding his/her attention. As they learn more truths, they soon realize the untruth in a fairy tale — Santa Claus.
Now, the trust I wish to address today concerns religion and it’s absolute and complete failure in espousing truth. We know from history how throughout the ages homo sapiens has universally recognized higher powers than themselves. Universally, while knowing almost no scientific fact, they steadfastly ascribed names, sex, and duties to each of them. There was a god or goddess for literally every known function. We also know from biblical history that some ten thousand years after the beginning of recorded history, the Hebrews recognized a singular god who was, not only in control of everything, but also, the creator of everything in existence. In their ignorance, they assumed the earth to be the center of god’s creation. Not only that, but they were certain that they and the earth were god’s only ‘real concern’ with his creation — no lack of self-righteousness there. Factually, all they had to go on was their imagination coupled with developed myths and superstition. They did have one ‘factually reliable truth’ — the sun rose and set every day.
Instead of ascribing certain aspects of their existence to other gods and goddesses as their ancestors and neighbors had done and were still doing, they surmised that the stars had significant influence on themselves — a little Egyptian astrology and the Zodiac wouldn’t hurt. We know from ‘biblical history that they got deeply entangled with the Egyptians for forty years due to a great famine — they learned about baptism, astrology, Zodiacal influences, and even ‘trinity god’. It was only after their escape, and while wandering haplessly in the desert, they learned about a wrathful, vengeful god— Moses’ weapon — sin and sacrificial appeasement of that angry god were invented— so also the weapons of power, control, and fleecing of money —they’re called sin and religion.
So, let’s fast-forward a few thousand years till Jesus’ time. The Jews had been under Roman control for several decades. The Jewish peasants had been hit with a double whammy — bilking by the High Priest for his ‘perfect offerings’ while, simultaneously sharing what little they had left with Rome. Aslan, in his very astute book, Zealot, shows that in Jesus’ time, Judea was rampant with insurrectionists going about ‘performing miracles’ (slight-of-hand magic) in an attempt to recruit an army for purpose of overthrowing both The Hebrew King and the Roman Emperor. They all met the same fate— crucifixion displayed to travelers at Golgotha. They were, in fact, traitors —crucifixion was reserved strictly for traitors — everyone knew that. Their suppression by both Rome and their King was so unbearable, they risked it anyway.
Even though Jesus was not attempting to recruit an insurrection army, he was doing something many times worse —he was attempting to eliminate the false religion of the Jews. He knew he would be killed —his zeal was so strong. He wanted the world to know once and for all that God is ‘all love’—not a vengeful, wrathful, unaccepting god. Jesus was determined to pull the blanket of guilt off the entire human race by telling them who God is. He knew he would be killed but he was depending on his twelve apostle and many, many disciples to spreads his word worldwide — unbelievably, he was and still is a total failure.
Those who wrote the New Testament were so determined to have their ‘childhood fairy tales ‘of a new paradise here on earth just for themselves come true that, after Jesus’ death, they fabricated all sorts of ‘Alice in Wonderland ‘tales about his miracles, both before and after his death —Virgin birth, Star of Bethlehem, Angle Apparitions, Resurrection, Ascension, God speaking from clouds, etc. One need not be a genius to put Luke’s and Matthew’s versions of Jesus’ birth side by side and immediately note major, irrefutable differences. Luke says Joseph and Mary took Jesus directly back to Nazareth after the days of purification. Mathew, on the other hand, exposing his bias for astrology, paints a picture of astrologers — Magi — Wise Men being led by Jesus’ star with the resultant slaughter of the innocents by Herod, and Mary and Joseph fleeing to the desert with Jesus, likely into Egypt, for twelve years before finding it safe to return home.
Christianity has an entire ritualistic period of worship and understanding based on Matthew’s ‘fairy tale’. I ask you one simple, straight-forward question. Whom do you trust and what are your sound logical reason for any trust in such fairy tales?
The Old and New Testaments each are rife with fairy tale miracles attributable to God. In my humble estimation and understanding, Jesus’ attempt to educate the world about a ‘Perfect, all Loving God’ is literally the only thing worthy of note in either Old or knew Testament. However, as I have stated innumerable times, the bible we now have to reference has been rewritten and altered so many times, we simply cannot know what was originally said. As we read each writer’s accounts of Jesus’ life, we see how each writer ‘flavors’ that account to hos own wishes or expectations, and imagination. However, none seem to be willing to give up on the idea of a ‘new paradise’ here on earth just for themselves – Jesus had to come back and do that just for them —such was their determination to make God’s Old Testament promise to them to ‘Restore the Kingdom’ come true.
I believe without doubt, that singular Santa Clause fairy tale has caused all the world’s strife. Hindus and Buddhists never accepted it; Muslims rejected it; Christians fragmented it to the tune of at least 33,000 versions. Mind you, not one of any of the world’s religious sects, accepted Jesus only meaningful teaching—God is all love and we, in turn, must be all love.
The ‘money machine and control device’ of religion which Moses and the Jewish hierarchy created were way too precious to allow peace and harmony through accepting Jesus’ commands of love get in the way. So, the world remains in perpetual turmoil with more wars and threats of wars. Those threats are much more serious now that we have weapons of mass destruction.
It is through science that we have learned more about God’s Perfect Truth and his Perfect Truth System. Through my exposure to Quantum Mechanics (particle physics), I attained a glimpse into God’s real nature. Through that encounter, I was able to instantly define God’s Essence: God is a Perfect Rational being. God’s Perfect Rationality pervades every existence, otherwise, nothing could be.
We soon discovered that the understanding of God’s Perfect Truth allowed us to create and manufacture weapons of mass destruction which, used improperly, could wipe out every living thing on this earth. Conversely, we know that same identical knowledge can and is used for wonderful peaceful purposes of generating electricity, treating many different diseases, and a myriad of other beneficial purposes.
Very subtly, religion has taught humanity to be competitive—remember, you’re competing for ‘a higher place in heaven’. Believing such nonsense shows how ignorant we are and how arrogant and distrustful religion is for propagating such a lie. Consider this; if religion acknowledged God’s essence, all of them would instantly become superfluous, useless, nonessential, and proven erroneous. None will acknowledge it because of one, simple, greedy, principle —power, control, and money. Collectively, religions are the biggest money-making machine the world has ever known.
So, with that knowledge and understanding, whom can you trust? It broke my heart to discover the religion I was raised in, and all other religions were a complete hoax. I can legitimately say that because none of them can define the essence of their God — without an essential definition, nothing has meaning.
And many of my acquaintances ask me, “why do you still go to church?”. And I give them each the same concrete, straight forward answer. I go and take the bread in open recognition that I am in communion (have commonality) with every gravid entity in God’s universe.
Jesus, Francis of Assisi, and Meister Eckert are others before me who had taught that same recognition. Jesus was crucified for saying it; Saint Francis had such a following, that the Church grudgingly tolerated him; Meister Eckert was pronounced to be a heretic by the Inquisition but, thankfully, he died of natural causes before he could be burned at the stake.
If you are satisfied with living under a blanket of guilt, or if you have been led to smugly believe that you are saved while others are not, or if you have been led to believe that only your set of believers will enter heaven, then so be it. I am here to tell you, “It makes no difference”— God loves each of us and everything in his created domain equally—all are of God’s substance. Can God reject himself? I don’t think so.
Given that understanding, I have one trust only and it is in my Perfect Rational Being—God.
I pondered, mulled over, and ground on those ideas for seventy years before the ‘lights finally came on’ and I was at last able to comprehend and define in irrefutable terms the essence of the God I worshiped. It has been six years since I published my thesis in a little book titled Wilderness Cry and, even though it is distributed worldwide, no one has come forward to argue with me — no one can. Since publishing Wilderness Cry, I have published two more books which outline and explain obvious derivatives of God’s essence —his Perfect Rationality. They are Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have published a semi historical, semibiographical little book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available from me and Amazon-Kindle.
A cursory review of ancient history will reveal that baptism, as a form of ritual cleansing and purification, was practiced by literally all cultures in ancient times, including Hindus. It seems that, likely, the Egyptians were the earliest to employ it. A ritual washing in the waters of the Nile River was a surefire means of obtaining closeness to and favor of the gods. In fact, one account shows that drowning in the Nile or submersion of a corpse in its waters was a certain means of restoring life with their gods in the afterlife.
I can find no reference to Jewish baptism prior to Moses. You will recall that the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for forty years. Undoubtedly, during those forty years they adopted the Egyptian custom of baptism – hence it’s appearance in Mosaic law and its continuance till the time of John the Baptist. However, John’s baptism was a ritual cleansing of repentance.
Most Christians are taught to believe that Jesus, by his submission to baptism by John, gave sanctifying significance to the event – hence we have the ‘sacrament of Baptism’ in many Christian religions.
Now, let’s consider the plain, simple facts. Jesus was a Jewish male aged thirty-three. Number one, it would be unthinkable for a Jewish male of his age not to be married. Number two, it would be just as unthinkable for him not to have been baptized – maybe many times before — after all, it was a ritual purification. The bible writers glorified John’s baptism of Jesus by having God speak directly from the clouds to a local audience verifying his pleasure with the event and certifying Jesus as his only Son.
I have shown many, many times that all those ‘miracles’ are impossible because God would have to ‘change his nature from that of ‘a perfect rational being’ to a nilly-willy overlord who acted like a drunken sailor and could not be trusted under any circumstance – not a chance. In my humble opinion all that represents the mythological, astrological, superstitious ignorance of those writers who were determined to have their vision (version) of religion come true. As I have noted many times before, we simply do not and cannot know what the original writers said. The versions of the bible we have now represent the writing and rewriting ad nauseum of a single copy which was made from possibly thousands of recopies. It was the only surviving copy and was made two hundred-plus years after the original.
We can and should be very suspicious of all accounts from any current bible. That justification stems from the known fact that three hundred years after Jesus’ death, the Jews remained under Roman control. Rome, as it was in Jesus’ day, still allowed the Jews and their newfound Christian religions to be self-governed concerning their religion(s). The only thing Rome cared about was their productivity. By the year 325 AD, there were 1800 so-called bishops in the Christian domain of Rome. A bishop was the most prominent person in his community. Each Bishop had his own ideas about Jesus – what he said, and what he did, and what he meant. Hardly any two of them agreed with any others. Therefore, they were squabbling and infighting among themselves. They became so involved in their differences that their productivity diminished noticeably. Emperor Constantine became alarmed by their lack of production. His coffers were already depleted by all the wars he had been fighting. At that time, the official Roman religion was a pagan religion known as Mithraism. Constantine reasoned it would be wiser to make Christianity the official religion of the Empire, rather than further deplete his treasury and resources by trying to coerce the squabbling Christians into productivity.
Accordingly, he called a conference at Nicaea of the so-called Christian bishops. All eighteen hundred bishops were invited but only about three hundred attended. They squabbled among themselves from May till August before a consensus was reached. Some dissidents were excommunicated. Some accounts say some were beheaded. Thus, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, and it had full support and protection of the Roman army. Any dissidents had two choices: beheading on the spot or banishment into the wilds.
The religion so formed represented the collective wishes of the consensus attendees. More importantly, it put each of them into positions of high power and influence. So, it is unthinkable that they would not have patterned their newfound Christian religion exactly after the lucrative father-religion, the Jewish religion – sacrifice and all. Only, this time the sacrifice was to be unbloody (they didn’t want all that mess). They devised a plan of actually recreating Jesus out of bread and wine, and then offering him to the Father in an unbloody sacrificial way – the Catholic mass was instituted.
Of course, baptism became the rite of initiation into the newformed church. Anyone not baptized could not enter heaven. Even though one might have led a holy life, if not baptized, he was relegated to a place in eternity known as ‘limbo’. When I was a child studying and learning Catholic catechism, I was taught that early infant baptism was imperative so that a newborn baby might not die and be committed to Limbo forever. Later, as a medical student and medical doctor delivering babies in a Catholic institution, Saint Louis University, that same urgency was instilled in me. I was to immediately baptize any newborn who might appear unlikely to survive the usual seven days allowed before average infant baptism. It is a curious thing that I haven’t heard the word Limbo mentioned from any pulpit in the last 40-50 years. Curious too, I have heard no protest from any pulpit about parents waiting two years or longer to have their child baptized – think I know why – it’s called alienation – don’t lose any prospects at any cost – to hell with limbo.
The Church gets away with this dictatorial overlording in a sly and cunning way. They know young people growing up don’t know the difference – they never heard of limbo, And the Church knows the old dudes like me who do know and who do remember will soon be gone. So, it’s conveniently ‘swept under the carpet’ as though it never happened.
It’s not only happened with limbo’ it’s happening with nearly all the Church’s dictatorial, controlling rules, the breach of which would send one straight to hell or limbo. Again, I think I know why – it’s called ‘money honey’. People are dropping out of religion like dead flies falling off a wall. The dastardliest observation yet is the Church’s occult stance on abortion. The Church has gone from absolute prohibition against artificial birth control of any kind to overtly condoning the vilest of birth control devices or techniques, abortion.
Not only has the Pope given his blessing to the two biggest proponents of abortion in this country, Joe Biden, and Nancy Pelosi, both of whom profess to be Catholic, but now he has made a pro-abortionist bishop in California a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Again, I think I know why – it’s called ‘money-honey’. It is intended to stem the outflow of young nonconformists from the church. Such hypocrisy, I have never witnessed in my lifetime of nearly 89 years – but the youngsters will never know the difference –another ‘sweep it under the rug’ deal.
So, to sum it all up in one neat little package – it only has value if it benefits the money flow of the Church – to hell with morality. And might I quickly add, I seriously doubt that my observations, or at least similar ones, are not applicable in most other churches besides the Catholic Church.
If you desire a full explanation and understanding of the fallacies and failures of religion, please read my little book Wilderness Cry. You will then eagerly want to read its sequels, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. If you want to know more about me and my childhood upbring, you’ll enjoy Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon-Kindle, and from me, handg@#comcast.net.
Collusion may be defined as a conspiracy between people or groups to cheat or otherwise deceive others under the guise of authenticity. You may be wondering what my interest in that subject is. Well, I believe, without doubt, we are witnessing a major collusion between two governments which is both grossly illegal and hypocritical. I am referring to the massive illegal entry of migrants through our southern border and the hypocritical actions of Pope Francis in, not only blessing, but also giving communion to two of the highest officials in the United States government. Those two officials, our President and Speaker of the House openly profess to be Roman Catholic while simultaneously pushing one of the gravest sins a Catholic can commit – abortion.
I’ll guarantee you, if any one of us peons were to do so, we would be severely ostracized and likely excommunicated from the Church if we persisted in such activity. However, our top officials are allowed to do so with impunity – there is a reason.
It is a known fact that attendance at all religious services in the USA has steadily dropped during the last fifty years, and Catholic services have not been exempted from that drop. It is also a known fact that most of those illegal immigrants crossing our border are from Central and South America and are Catholic – at least in name. I see a two-fold intent here. One is to bolster the Catholic church-going numbers with the hope for eventual financial gain for the Church. The other is the belief that those immigrants will vote, legally or illegally, Democrat. In addition, no doubt, our President, and Speaker believe and hope that by gaining the Pope’s blessing, many would-be Catholic Republican voters would feel inclined to vote Democrat—ultimate hypocrisy and deceit.
Some time ago, maybe two or three years, I read a speech given by Pope Francis regarding immigration. I regret that I cannot recall the specific place and date, but I do remember well what he said. Paraphrasing, he said he dreamed of the day when the world would be borderless. That sent shock waves through me. Anyone with the meagerest historical understanding remembers when basically all the western world was Catholic, and the Pope was supreme ruler of all. He marched the kings of Europe around like they were five-year-olds. Remember how he ordered them to war during the Crusades? – he even led some of the Crusades himself. You don’t suppose those grandiose ideas are resurfacing in Pope Francis’ ego, do you? – I suspect so.
For you non-Catholics and younger Catholics who do not know Church history, prior to a few short years ago, every deviation from strict Church law was a mortal sin and would send you straight to hell if you died before confessing that sin. For instance, a divorced person could not remarry in the Church without obtaining an annulment – that process took a minimum of two years in the Dioceses of Owensboro, Kentucky. In the meantime, if one remarried before that annulment was obtained, that person was not allowed to receive communion. Also, artificial birth control in any form was strictly prohibited – the dastardliest of all was abortion. I have not heard either of those words uttered from any Catholic pulpit in thirty to forty years – I think I know why – it’s called money.
The Church has become keenly aware that their strict laws concerning anything sexual have led to a mass dropout of members. Those laws were made in the first place to control people. As young people have become more educated and intuitive, they are finding restrictive religion irrelevant. They know God is Love, and not a vengeful dictator – so they quit. The Church Empire is slowly crumbling. If you have read my little book, Wilderness Cry, you know I have predicted the total demise of so-called Christianity in one hundred to five hundred years depending on the outcome of inevitable future wars. If Christianity were based on Jesus’ real teaching of love of God and neighbor, likely everyone in the world would eventually be Christian. But that would require an abrupt change of course for all so-called Christianity. ‘It isn’t going to happen’ – too much loss of money, power, control – to hell with love and acceptance.
What is going on now may be likened to smearing horse manure in our faces and telling us it both smells and tastes good – eat up and be happy simpletons.
If you have not read my little book, Wilderness Cry, and its sequels, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic, please do so for your better understanding and peace of mind – you’ll never regret it. It will open your eyes to a different world of love rather than ‘guilt and control’. For a better understanding of me, you may like my little book, Growing up in Fancy Farm Kentucky.
Btw, all my books are available from Amazon-Kindle and from me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today I will address the subject of gender in both its broadest sense and in its essential sense. Concerning that ‘broadest sense’; in today’s world, gender has come to be known as the sexual preference people may feel regardless of theirspecific genital identity of female or male. Thus, we have an entire group of varied sexual identities who have become collectively known as the ‘LGBT’ community. So, even though those individuals may have specific genitals dictating a specific sex, they have a sexual preference different from the strict heterosexual group.
According to a recent poll published in 2021, % 5.6 of the population identify themselves as one or another of the LGBT group. Most of those individuals identify themselves as either Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual, while only % 0 .3 identify as Transgender. That means % 94.4 identify themselves as heterosexual.
If then, we wished to measure the intensity of everyone’s sex drive or urge, we would likely find such drive intensity fits nicely on a classic bell-shaped distribution curve. % 66.67 % would form the apex and shoulders of the bell while the other % 33.3 would be evenly divided on either side from weakest on one side to strongest on the other side tapering to % 0.0 while forming the steep drop-off of the bell’s sides and curving outward to the flare of the bell-shaped graph.
We know from observation that such distribution occurs with almost everything material in this universe. For instance, the size of all the known stars from largest to smallest would likely fit that curved graph very nicely. Likewise, if one should measure the length of each hair on an opossum, the findings would be an identical bell-shaped graph with the longest on one side, the shortest on the other side, and two thirds in the center.
Believe it or not, the same principle applies to sexuality in all its aspects. Some people are highly sexed, while others are hardly sexed. Some have slight or no attraction to their same sex, while others have intense same sex attraction, and so on.
The problem society has had with this God-ordained distribution of sexuality has been generated and perpetuated by religion. Because, at least from the time of Moses and the Ten Commandments until today, prohibitions against normal God-given sexual instincts and impulses have been used as a tool for controlling people, society has been forced to adapt to a ‘one size fits all’ attitude about sex and sexuality. As a consequence, most people who have fallen outside that central two thirds in their sexuality have been severely ostracized. Some religions have declared them as intrinsically evil. Other religions have gone so far as to put them to death. My understanding is that ten nations still hold that view and practice of the death penalty
The psychological effects on those ‘deviate people’ have been so great as to promote suicide in many. Others have resorted to drugs. Many have felt more comfortable leaving their home society and living elsewhere so their activities would not be perpetually ridiculed and criticized by family, friends, and acquaintances.
It is my understanding that the Ancient Greeks and Romans recognized those sexual preferences differences to be normal and acceptable. If my information is correct, the word lesbian stems from the fact that homosexual women frequently congregated on the Greek island of Lesbos and did their thing in obscurity. Consequently, they became known as lesbians.
The truth is that gay people can no more change their sexual feelings and drives than can heterosexuals. They simply are the victims, if you will, of God’s perfect distribution plan. Because of ill-directed, and/or ignorant church teachings, many, if not most, LGBT people have been forced to live a life of ‘hell on earth’. There is little doubt that many have sought hiding places such as religious ministries, priesthoods, nunneries, brotherhoods, monasteries etc. The irony lies in the fact that in those places, they are perpetuating the persecution of their own kind by the religion they are forced to teach and preach.
Because that same Puritanistic attitude has long since infiltrated our legal and social systems, LGBT people have had little quarter in either society, religion, or politics – they just suffer.
Now, to the essence of sexuality. To my knowledge, no human male has ever had a baby. Likewise, to my knowledge, every female with normal external and internal genitals is capable of producing a baby once sexual maturity has been reached. Therefore, the only God-givenessential purpose of the female is to produce offspring. Likewise, the only essential purpose of the male is tofertilize the female so she may become pregnant and produce offspring. God cares naught about how that happens.
All the words, put into God’s mouth by people, were put there by those who wanted to control their subjects. Time has shown that sex has been the best tool ever discovered for executing that control. Not only that but sex has been the best tool for extracting our money.
Please, always remember this: there is no truth in this universe outside God’s Perfect TruthSystem. Furthermore, all that truth was released at the moment of the Big Bang 13.7-8 billion years ago in the form of all the perfect particles of energy which make up everything gravid in existence. Each of those particles was commissioned by The Will of God, The Holy Spirit, to be perfect and remain perfect in both form and function – that they have done. They contain all of God’s perfect Truth. Everything that has ever happened since those particles’ release has been the direct consequence of their perfect activity. So, everything that has ever happened in this universe has been the consequence of what went before and has always been perfect for its set of circumstances. Since that instant of The Big Bang, God has taken a ‘hands off’ attitude – he had nothing to add – all his Perfect Truth was released at once.
The conclusion from all this should be obvious. That Perfect Truth demanded the evolution of living things which needed a method for propagation. From the tiniest to the greatest, from the dumbest to the most intelligent, God’s Perfect Truth System demanded a method and means of propagation for each species. We can observe those methods in most species. God’s Perfect Truth System demands the male fertilize the female and that demand is insured and satisfied by an insatiable drive. In some species it is so intense that males are willing to give their lives in that process of sharing. For instance, the female Praying Mantis eats the head off the male while mating, and the male bee which fertilizes the queen dies immediately thereafter. Some extremely lower-class animals divide and reproduce asexually, but they came equipped with a method for doing that.
Those who wish to control us, beginning with Moses, have used God as a threat to us for that purpose. That threat is known as, and masquerades under the guise of, ‘religion’ – that has caused basically all the world’s major problems, but that matters little – it is alive and well. However, as of late, religion has softened its approach for rather obvious reasons — loss of both money and control. More and more people are finding religion too restrictive on themselves and, consequently, it has become irrelevant in their lives – attendance at religious services is in sharp decline.
In the meantime, it behooves us all to have a clearer understanding of our own sexuality. It is, in fact, ours and ours alone. It may be similar to, slightly different from, or grossly different from our neighbor’s. Therefore, it demands us to not be judgmental. Always remember, “people who live on glass houses should not throw stones”. Instead, we must be tolerant and understanding of other’s sexuality, a task that may be difficult, indeed, because we have become so prejudiced by religious teaching. To put it bluntly, religion needs to ‘get the hell out’ of people’s sex lives. And, by the way, so should government – how about a comfortable place in God’s Perfect Universe for everyone?
The supporting arguments for these and many more controversial ideas concerning a philosophy of God and his universe are to be found on my books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, you may find out more about me and my upbringing in my little book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon-Kindle and from me – email@example.com.
Coincidentally, the world-famous Fancy Farm picnic is tomorrow, Saturday, August 6, 2022. The political speaking is usually televised by KET and C-SPAN.
In my last correspondence, I explored mankind’s erroneous understanding of God’s expectations of us. I explained that since God is a Perfect Rational Being, there is no possibility of God having any expectation of any kind. With his perfect intellect and will, God has ‘set in stone’ how every particle of perfect energy will behave – no variance or deviation allowed or possible. Each of us, as well as everything in existence, is composed of those same identical particles.
Today, I will show that all expectations of humans are generated by each person’s understanding of how things should be and, furthermore, who is or should be responsible for those decisions.
Throughout recorded history mankind has recognized the desirability of social order. Gradually, as civilization became the norm, a power base became established either through force or negotiation – even the native savages of the Americas had a Chief and, usually, a council for making and enforcing rules for their societies.
The Old Testament tells us that Moses and his brother Aaron were the established leaders of the Israelites at the time of their escape from imprisonment in Egypt. For whatever reason, God selected Moses for that job. What the Good Book doesn’t tell us is how that came about. It does tell us that Moses was a murderer and, consequently, was forced into exile for eighteen to twenty years. While he was there, God appeared to Moses and had lengthy discourses with him about his designated task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
You may recall that, on their way to the Promised Land, as the Israelites became stranded in the desert, they lost faith in Moses’ leadership. They abandoned their One True God and began worshiping pagan gods. In addition, they turned to a life of debauchery. Moses, who was obviously an intelligent person, sat down and wrote out what he considered to be the expected civil norms for their society – The Ten Commandments. When he presented them to his brethren, they just laughed at him and continued their merry way of life. That angered Moses. So, he broke the stones upon which his rules were written and promptly wrote a new set on new stones. Only this time, he presented them as God’s rules with the warning that any violators would be punished directly by God, himself. At that moment, sin was invented.
In addition, it was surmised that those sin breaches angered God. Therefore, God must be appeased by sacrificial offerings –religion was invented. Of course, the writer(s) of that book recognized the need for Divine support for their rules. So, they concocted stories of numerous interactions with God including bargaining with him. Not only did they firmly establish expectations of themselves but, more importantly, they concocted word and action expectations of God – religion needed a firm footing.
As it turned out, some of those Moses-generated rules of civil expectations have stood the test of time. Most present-day societies use Commandments 5, 7, and 8 as the basis for their legal system. The other seven have generated the tens of thousands of religions in existence – the real profit-makers. So, 5,7, and 8 represent the expectations we have of each other, and the other seven constitute the basis for our unrealistic expectations of God and God’s supposed expectations of us.
Those latter seven commandments have generated the largest money machine the world has ever known, while, simultaneously, generating the greatest cause of civil unrest the world has ever known – all because of ignorance. Not one of their proponents knows God. Not one of them knows or is willing to admit that God is a Perfect Rational Being. If they did, their purpose and position in life would instantly be obviated. They would know that God has no expectations of us, and we should have no expectations of him, except that his Will is ‘set in stone’ and is unchanging and unchangeable. His Will, The Holy Spirit chose and keeps perfect each particle of energy, of which everything in this universe is composed. That happened at the instant of the Big Bang 13.7-8 billion years ago.
If you would read and study my little book, Wilderness Cry, and its sequels, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic, you would understand how and why that is true, and how and why that is the only truth in this universe. There is no truth outside the perfect rationality of the creator of the building blocks of the universe. Additionally, all truth in this universe is contained in those building blocks which collectively are known as quanta.
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We all know what an expectation is. It is an innate understanding that something will happen or come to fruition in a future timeframe. We humans have generated a culture of expectations throughout recorded history and, of course, that has created a tumult of disappointment through loss of friendships, loss of money and financial support, and all sort of losses including even loss of life. There is a trite but true saying that ‘perception is reality to any individual’, but what happens when that perception is based on ignorance, unrealistic desire, or a possible host of erroneous premises. In short, ‘all hell breaks loose’. Then wisdom speaks from nowhere; ‘experience is the best teacher’.
So, what about God’s expectations of us and our expectations of God? My perception (reality) is twofold. Number one, God has absolutely no expectation of us and number two, any expectation we may have of God is based on misinformation and/or ignorance, or both. Please allow me to explain.
From day one of recorded history, homo sapiens has imagined some sort of higher power who controlled some part or all the universe. In the English language, those deities are known as gods. In addition, they each had a sex, some male and some female. Typically, each had specific powers which were directed at various human behaviors. Those gods dictated literally every aspect of human existence and behavior. Eventually, the Hebrews came to recognize a singular God who created and controlled the entire universe which amounted to the sun, moon, earth, the stars of the Milky Way with an occasional comet or meteorite.
As their perceptions dictated, their God was a human-like figure with human-like attitudes. Of course, he was male, all-powerful, and extremely moody. However, he could be bargained with to the point of making deals. In fact, he made two such deals with the Israelites – he would do ‘this and that’ if they would do ‘such and such’. The first deal fell through, and God unleashed his wrath on them unmercifully. But then God repented of his harshness and moodiness and agreed to another deal. He would never again abandon them or scourge them as he had before. However, despite his seeming change of heart, the Israelites imagination deemed their God to be greedy to the point of demanding a sacrifice of part of their hard-earned goods. Those sacrifices must be of perfect specimens which could only be provided by, as well as offered by, the High Priest – a very convenient method of bilking the commoner.
Another very important part of God’s last contract with the Israelites was a promise to send a Messiah who would restore the Kingdom of Paradise just for them – to hell with everyone else. After many centuries of long-suffered waiting and expectation, Jesus of Nazareth appears and proclaimed himself to be that Messiah. But Jesus turned out to be a big disappointment. He quickly alienated himself from the Jewish rulers while simultaneously confounding his followers with his teachings. Furthermore, he disappointed his followers by telling them that he must first die before he returned to restore the kingdom – we’re still waiting.
For centuries the Jews had been indoctrinated about a vengeful God who was full of expectations. He was very demanding of them and expected them each to offer perfect sacrifices to him in atonement for their sinfulness. Of course, the Jewish rulers had long since established that only the High Priest was allowed to make those offerings in their name and, more importantly, only the High Priest could provide such a perfect specimen for offering at their behest – a real money-making racket. The poor commoners were forced to buy those perfect offerings at an extortionate price. Indeed, religion was profitable then. I haven’t detected any change to this date – have you?
The Jews were astonished when their new-found Messiah began teaching about Love –God’s Love. Jesus told them God had no expectations of them except to love him with their all and to love their neighbor as themselves. Of course, that teaching was frank heresy and amounted to open treason. Jesus knew the consequence of treason was crucifixion, but he was determined to liberate his brethren from the terrible persecuting blanket of guilt and fear which Moses had thrown over them – all for control, power, and ultimately, money. Jesus reassured them that God was all love and could not possibly reject them.
However, totally ignoring Jesus’ teaching while conveniently using his name, those who formulated the Holy Roman Catholic Church at the behest of Emperor Constantine in 325 A D, patterned it exactly after the religion and sacrificial ritual of the Jews. The only difference being that the Jews’ sacrifices were often bloody animal sacrifices, whereas the new religion offered a perfect unbloody sacrifice of Jesus himself. However, the money kept rolling in as the hundreds of monstrous edifices built worldwide attest – God still needed to be appeased and pleased. I say sham.
I am no fool. I am fully aware that most of you reading this have been indoctrinated and vilified to the hilt with some version of false teaching about Jesus of Nazareth. You have been made to feel guilty in one way or another for being ‘God’s child. We have all been taught that God made us to be one way, but he expects us to be a different way. Jesus says that concept is nonsense.
In my little book, Wilderness Cry, in detail I show philosophically, scientifically, and historically, how and why all world religion is bogus. I demonstrate conclusively how and why our perfect God has no expectations. More importantly, I show how and why God’s perfect love precludes any possibility of his not loving us.
In my books Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, I demonstrate clearly, how organized religion has been, and still is, the major deterrent to world peace. Furthermore, I offer a foolproof plan for permanent peace based on obvious extrapolations of God’s Perfect Love. You would do yourself an act of kindness by bringing peace and joy to yourself through their reading and study.
Did it ever occur to you to wonder what God eats? Sounds like a silly question, eh? Well, maybe it is not so silly after all. In my last communication, I demonstrated that the Face of God is on everything, and, knowing that every living thing must be nourished, we are justified in asking that question. The more important question might be, how any living thing knows what to eat and, more importantly yet, how and why an appropriate source of food for each entity comes to be available? In reality, those questions emanate from the most fundamental question of all—who is God?
Most of us have been indoctrinated with the idea that God is some human-like figure sitting in the clouds lording over his creation. In my book Wilderness Cry, I have shown both scientifically and philosophically that such ideation is pure nonsense. Particle physics has shown us there is a perfect rationality which pervades our entire universe and I have chosen to recognize that Perfect Rationality as a living being—God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition dispels all other concepts of a god as well as all forms of worship heretofore, and presently, practiced—all are illegitimate. However, all are fostered for the selfish purpose of power, control, and money.
So, having established that God, with his Perfect Intellect imagined each perfect particle of energy in existence and with his Perfect Will, the Holy Spirit, he chose and keeps each perfect in both form and function, we can readily see that God’s existences in the temporal world must have nutrition. In short, God’s Perfect Rationality visualized and willed a self-contained system wherein he ‘feeds off himself’.
Three to four billion years ago the earth’s atmosphere contained no oxygen—only methane gas. The earth’s surface had gradually generated complex protein substrates which evolved into one-celled anaerobic bacteria which fed off the methane gas and, in the process, released oxygen into the atmosphere. Gradually the methane was consumed. The oxygen reacted with hydrogen in the atmosphere to form water and oceans were formed. They, in turn, generated one-celled bacteria which utilized the oxygen while releasing carbon dioxide in the process. Simultaneously, primitive spores arose which utilized the carbon dioxide, and the process of photosynthesis began.
As the evolutionary process continued, more complex animal and vegetable life-forms evolved. Each new evolutionary group found a ready food source available from the lower-class life around it. That process continued until this very day. Generally, it was the larger and stronger which preyed on the smaller and weaker. Then intelligent beings called homo sapiens appeared. Even though he was smaller and weaker than many animals and was subject to lethal attacks by many different species, his rationality enabled him to not only protect himself from such attacks but, also to outwit them, kill them, and use them for food, clothing and even fire.
It seems to have been rather easy for us to become entangled in a trap of conceit which allowed us to think of ourselves as the ultimate endpoint of God’s evolutionary process. However, such thinking only shows our lack of understanding of our Perfect Rational Being. God’s universe is only 13.7-8 billion years old. Knowledgeable scientists tell us it will last another seventy-five billion years. One can only imagine what might come after us many times over during that timeframe.
With our scientific understanding of the makeup of God’s universe so expansive that no human mind can comprehend it, and recognizing that a perfect rationality pervades it all, we must accept that God, who is Perfect Rationality resides in it all. Therefore, everything in existence represents the Face of God and all living things require food. So, God not only requires food but also, by necessity, feeds off himself—a true self-contained system of Perfect Rationality outside of which there is no truth.
You might wonder or ask what difference it makes whether we understand and/or accept it. And, I say it makes the most important difference. Unless each of us comes to the clear understanding that we and all things are mirror images of our Perfect Rational Being, there can never be peace among humans.
These concepts must be taught in our school systems universally. Mind you, they are not religion—far from it. They are science and philosophy at their deepest roots. Is that going to happen? It would be the miracle of all miracles—please don’t hold your breath. The constrictor, death grip, money machine of religion and ideology make that as likely as finding the proverbial snowball in hell. That fact, however, does not alter the fundamental truth.
I am fully aware that what I am telling you likely annoys you, mainly because it messes up your little playhouse. You do not want anyone suggesting that what you have been taught to believe is pure mythology which began from a combination of astrology, superstition, ignorance, and mythology, but soon became recognized as a near perfect tool for controlling you and extracting your hard-earned money. However, please take note: worldwide there are thousands and thousands of those money extractors. Why do you think that is? Would it not be miraculous and wonderful if there were only one? We could and would be like-minded. It is possible but so highly unlikely—power mongers relinquish their stranglehold grudgingly. Instead of relinquishing their hold, they strive constantly to increase it by stealing their competitors’ constituents – so, we have perpetual war and strife. The absolute only way that can change is at the grass roots level.
Informed constituents from all sides must unite in a rebellion against tyrannical religion. That rebellion must begin with informed voters putting people in state houses and congress who daringly will redirect our education system to a true scientific and philosophic understanding of our existence. We simply must cease the Santa Claus presentation of our creator. We must recognize that our Perfect Rational Being made only one creation –the perfect tiniest particles of energy, quanta, of which everything in existence is made. That was the Prime Cause, The Big Bang. Those perfect little particles instantly began doing as they were commissioned to do and formed the protons and neutrons which make up the nuclei of every element in existence. From that instant onward, the result of every event has been a direct consequence of every event which went before –some call it evolution –I prefer to call it God’s continuing creation.
I will stop here with the urging that you to read and re-read my little book Wilderness Cry. Then follow up with Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic. If you can stay openminded your eyes will be opened like never before.
If someone were to ask you what God looks like, what would you tell them? How would you describe God to that person? What kind of verbal picture would you paint, or, if you were to attempt a drawing, how would your God’s image appear on paper?
As a child, I remember well what my God looked like because my classmates and I were presented with a myriad of images of God in our various Roman Catholic Catechism and bible studies. Most often, God was presented in bust form, nestled in a cloud situated a moderate distance above the earth. He always had mid-length grey-white hair and sported a similar colored beard. Sometimes he was smiling, sometimes he was scowling, but often he presented an angry demeanor. Of course, those pictures of God were the Church’s attempt to instill in our young minds the fact that God was a human-like figure who lived in heaven somewhere in the sky.
Later images of God, made after Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection, depicted God as a grey headed and grey-bearded old man in regal attire sitting on a massive throne with Jesus, his little boy, sitting in a subservient position at his right side– The Holy Ghost was never depicted.
Contrarily, as a sidelight, the devil was always presented as a black, odd-looking, human-form, with red eyes, often with horns, and almost always carrying a three-pronged pitchfork. He resided in the netherworld (hell) below the earth along with thousands of other devils. Many of them were constantly roaming the earth, tempting us humans to sin and join them there in hell.
The point of all this discussion is to show the imagery the Church had of God. The Church Fathers had that exact ideation about God’s person and persona. All that imagery stems from many varied sources, but most is rooted in ancient Egyptian mythological thinking which was projected through the centuries to other pagan societies and kingdoms who, also presented images of their multiple pagan gods as human-like figures. By Moses’ time that understanding was a given. Not only was God a human-like individual, but he also would speak to certain individual such as Moses, give them commands, and even bargain with them.
Because of such thinking, it was deemed necessary to appease that vengeful God, and, therefore, sacrificial religion was born. Simultaneously, pagan gods were being appeased also, occasionally with human sacrifice.
As I matured and studied, I became aware that all religion was rooted in mythology, astrology, superstition, tradition, and imagination, and, therefore, had to be a hoax. Consequently, I embarked on ‘a journey of understanding’ that I might discover ‘truth’. That journey took many twists and turns but eventually led me to discover who God is and what he looks like. I want to share that information with you today, but first we must review some basic background information before you can understand.
I am assuming that almost everyone by now has been expose to at least a rudimentary understanding of chemistry. WE know through chemistry that everything in this universe is made of atoms. Atoms are the small basic particles of all elements which react with each other to form all matter. As atoms continue to act and react with each other they create a state of being of constant change, and therefore exist in a temporal state. On the other hand, we accept that God lives (exists) in ‘eternity’ which is a state of being with no beginning nor end and in which no change is possible—therefore God cannot possibly change.
For the longest time it was thought that atoms were the smallest particles in existence. Then it was discovered that atoms could be split. A high energy particle could be shot into a large Uranium atom and split it into multiple smaller atoms such as hydrogen, sulfur, iron etc. with a massive release of energy—the Atom bomb was invented. Before long it was discovered that the smaller hydrogen atoms could be fused into larger helium atoms with a much greater release of energy—the much more powerful Hydrogen bomb was developed.
So, knowing that atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons, then the question is ‘what are the protons and neutrons made of’? It was already known that electrons could not be further subdivided. And that is where the science of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics) enters the picture and gives us the answer to the puzzle for ‘what God looks like’.
WE know that protons and neutrons are made of indivisible particles of energy called quarks. Quarks, along with many other particles such as electrons, photons bosons etc., are called quanta (pleural for quantum), and, in fact are the smallest particles of energy which cannot be further subdivided. In addition, each quantum particle is perfect in both form and function, each is indistinguishable from its counterparts, each is unchanging and unchangeable, and not one exists today than existed at the instant of the Big Bang 13.7-8 billion years ago. Now, given that knowledge and understanding, are we not talking about eternity? All the particles of energy which make up everything in our changing universe, themselves exist in an unchanging state we call eternity. Yet everything they make up exists in a constantly changing temporal world.
From the beginning of recorded history people have tried to know and understand God. In more modern time (three to four thousand years) thinkers, philosophers, and theologians have tried to understand their God. They knew that without an understanding of the ‘essence’ of their God, it had no meaning—God was a myth. Therefore many, many spent their entire lifetimes attempting to define the ‘essence of God’—they all failed—none knew particle physics. Had any one of them known particle physics, and had an open mind, defining God’s essence would have been a rather simple task.
Accepting a concept of God demands one to accept that, at the moment of the Big Bang, God released his perfect energy in the form of the aforementioned perfect particles, collectively known as quanta, into a void universe. Those perfect energy particles instantaneously did what they were designed to do and formed the protons and neutrons which, along with electrons, formed all the atoms of all the basic elements of matter in our universe. Those atoms instantly began acting and reacting with each other to create the continuously changing and evolving universe which we know today.
So, with that knowledge, I was able to define the ‘essence of God’ rather easily—God is A Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality pervades every existence in our universe. That pervasion stems from the Perfect Intellect of its designer and is kept perfect by the Perfect Will of its designer, The Holy Spirit (The Will of God).
Jesus was the first person in recorded history to display that understanding and he had the forthright conviction and determination to profess it—the Good News—The Gospel. Sadly, the Jews killed him for it –he was a traitor to their moneymaking machine. Three hundred twenty-five after Jesus’ death, the formulators of modern-day Christianity completely scorned Jesus’ ‘Good News’. And while conveniently plagiarizing his name, they reverted to the ‘pagan’, sacrificial religion of the Jews and perpetuated their hierarchal domination and money-making machine. Remember, Jesus overturned their money changing tables once—his anger and frustration became overwhelming—he already knew his fate—one last lick—hurray for him.
Many others accepted Jesus’ understanding. The most notable in my memory are Francis of Assisi and Meister Eckhart. Francis was grudgingly tolerated by the Church; Meister Eckhart escaped the Inquisition only by natural death.
So, what does God look like? There is not enough paper or ink to paint a complete picture, but I’ll paint you a ‘glow in the dark’.
When you see a leaf on a tree, you see the face God.
When you see the tree on which that leaf grows, you see the Face of God.
When you see a blade of grass, you see the face of God.
When you see a beautiful starry night, you see The Face of God.
When you see a beautiful ripe tomato, you see The Face of God.
When you see your neighbor, you see The Face of God.
When you see nurses and doctors laboring to care for you, you see The Face of God.
When you see your plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc., you see The Face of God.
When you see the elderly afflicted with dementia, you see The Face of God.
When you see a grizzly bear kill and eat a human, you see The Face of God.
When you see a stray mother dog suckling seven pups, you see The Face of God.
When you see any mother in labor, you see The Face of God.
When you see any irrational or hostile person, you see The Face of God.
When you see a distraught father caring for his family, you see The Face of God.
When you see a wine-o lying in the gutter, you see The Face of God.
When you see a beautiful new baby of any variety, you see The Face of God.
When you see a tornado, an earthquake, or volcano, you see The Face of God.
When you see a shipwreck, plane crash, or car wreck, you see The Face of God.
When you see a child afflicted with cerebral palsy, you see The Face of God.
When you see a loved one afflicted with incurable cancer, you see The Face of God.
When you see a disgruntled wife or husband, you’re seeing God’s face.
When you see your wife prepare you a wonderful meal, you see The Face of God.
When you see a starving child in Africa, you see The Face of God.
The bottom line is this: anything you see, feel, breath, hear, taste, smell or imagine is The Face of God. In addition, in God’s Perfect Truth System of Rationality, if it is possible to be, it will be and will always be The Face of God..
Quite obviously, this list could go on forever, as God is forever. However, this list only shows you that God is in all things and all things are in God, (“Split a piece of wood and I’ll be there. Lift a rock and you will find me there”), but also, there is no truth in this universe outside the perfect truth system of our Perfect Rational Being whom we call God. Everything else is pure mythology propagated by those who are either unscrupulously ignorant, or outright thieves—I suspect the later. Religion is the most divisive hoax the world has ever known. It causes nothing but strife, but guess what: when you see religion, at its worst, which it all is, you see The Face of God.
Because of that recognition, I have published three books on that subject. Wilderness Cry is my masterpiece. Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic are extensions and explanations of that philosophy. They are available from me, email@example.com, or from Amazon-Kindle.
We have just completed celebrating part of what I believe to be the greatest myth ever perpetrated on the human race. It begins with the myth of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth to a virgin and continues with an equally fabricated myth of his resurrection and culminates with a fairy tale of his ascension into heaven where he is seated at God the Father’s right hand. Neither God nor Jesus has a physical form. Therefore, seats, sides and directions in eternity represent the fanciful imagination of some writers, and furthermore, such ideation exposes their ignorance to the core.
And I can hear you now, screaming and tearing your garments and calling me every known unkind name, including blasphemer and heretic of the worst kind. Likely, if you were a giant cobra snake with twelve heads, you would bite me with all twelve of them incessantly until I was dead—such hatred for me. But I say, “wait a minute, you know all those fairy tales like ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Alice in wonderland’ are true also, don’t you?” And you would likely say “Of course, I know they aren’t. They’re just fairy tales for little children.” In retort, I would say, “yes, I know. They were taught to us as little children, but most of us didn’t believe them because we already knew better. They were told to us just to tickle our fantasy imagination.” So, I would ask, “why should we believe the fairy tales about Jesus?” And you might respond, “I was taught it in Catechism class or RCIA, or Sunday school, or at home, or my preacher said so because it’s in the Bible”. And I would say, “well, just who wrote the Bible and where did they get their information?”
Now, we’re getting somewhere—where did the biblical writers and rewriters and rewriters and rewriters ad infinitum get their information? That, my friends, is the sixty-four trillion-dollar question, and I say trillion advisedly, because that number would likely pale in the face of the total amount of money which organized religion has extracted from humanity. And, because it is so expensive, it deserves a thorough historical review.
One of the best references I have been able to discover is a super-educated student of ‘life and customs’ in Jesus’ time, Reza Aslan. In his through book, ZEALOT- The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Mr. Aslan explores the history of Jesus’ days in detail. He shows how the Jews had fallen under rule and control of the Roman Empire, how Rome agreed to allow the Jewish hierarchy to continue religious control of their people while, simultaneously, the poor Jewish peasantry were being oppressed by both Jerusalem and Rome. That oppression was so great that there were literally hundreds of insurgents going around Judea performing miracles (magic) in hopes of gaining a following for the express purpose of overthrowing both Jerusalem and Rome. Of course, they all met the same fate, which was reserved explicitly for traitors, crucifixion.
Jesus, however, had a different perspective which demanded a completely different goal. With his genius mind, he recognized the fallacy of the Jewish religion. He clearly saw that God did not exist in a ‘dualist’ state, wherein, God is here, and his creation is over there. He readily saw how God must be present in all his creation including Jesus, himself, and all humanity. Not only that, but he also saw how God’s love is perfect and therefore, God cannot possibly reject anyone or anything. Jesus recognized how and why Moses created the concept of sin and made it ‘civil law’ for purposes of control, and how, later the established hierarchy created the very lucrative business of offering ‘perfect sacrifices’ to their God as a means of appeasement of ‘guilt’ for their misdeeds. Jesus only purpose was to remove that terrible, persecuting blanket of guilt by explaining to his people that they were guilty of nothing but being God’s perfectly loved people.
Jesus knew he was teaching heresy and that he would be killed for teaching a concept of love—God and neighbor. The hierarchy wanted no part of that teaching. It would have destroyed their money machine—they had him killed as a common traitor. But can you find in the bible exactly why the Jewish hierarchy wanted Jesus killed? I can’t. The writers of the bible we have now knew better than to expose the hierarchies’ intentions directly. It would have betrayed them and their clandestine desire to stay in control—bedamned with Jesus. He was just a great ‘talking point’.
On the other hand, I can find no direct quote by Jesus, himself, in the Bible where he says explicitly that he came into this world to die for the direct forgiveness if all mankind’s sins. My understanding is that theology gradually crept into Christian philosophy over a several hundred-year period. I am convinced that Jesus only purpose was to be our liberator from the guilt imposed by the oppressive Jewish religion by explaining to us how and why God’s love is perfect — we are guilty of nothing except being part of God’s continuing creation.
Jesus’ teachings coincide exactly with my singular definition of our God’s essence: God is A Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality cannot possibly change nor be changed. That means virgin conceptions, resurrections, and ascensions into heaven are impossible. Furthermore, those concepts represented the collective imaginations of those in charge. In fact, it might not have been so much imagination as it was ‘determination’ to have all the myths which had been created before in the Old Testament come true. In the meantime, the money machines are thriving.
So determined were they to have their mythical fantasies come true, that almost three hundred years after his death, the Jewish Christians who formed the first official Christian religion at Nicaea, did so with utter disregard for Jesus and his teachings. In doing so they plagiarized his name—they crucified himagain in perpetuity.
Jesus only intent was to liberate us from the persecuting blanket of guilt imposed by the Jewish hierarchy. Sadly, like all other zealots of his day, he failed miserably. To this very day, there are over 33,000 religions worldwide plagiarizing Jesus’ name—Just like the Jewish hierarchy of Jesus’ day, all for power, control and, most importantly, money.
Does anyone on the face of this earth see what I see? Have we all been so deeply brainwashed that our eyes and minds are closed? Have we been so indoctrinated that we dare not ask a question for fear of reprisal or ridicule? Are we afraid to investigate, or are we like infants with open hungry mouths accepting whatever someone puts in them? I’m not. In fact, I have written three books regarding this vital subject, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In Wilderness Cry, I describe the process of developing doubt, determination to resolve that doubt, and the miraculous discovery of God’s essence through an encounter with Quantum Mechanics through which we learn that in the particle world, everything is perfect, unchanging, and unchangeable—Perfect Rationality—God.
In Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, I explore many of God’s attributes—explicitly, an absolute certain pathway to worldwide peace. In that light, a few years ago I issued a call for The Worldwide Communion Of Spirituality which means the understanding and acceptance that the Will of God, The Holy Spirit, is imprinted onto every particle of energy in existence. Otherwise, none could be.
In addition, I have published a semi historical, semi autobiographic little book, Growing Up in Fancy farm Kentucky. I am aware that thousands of you, worldwide have read my books, but I mention them for sake of others. Amazon-Kindle
Likely, most of you may think of the word CHURN as a verb or action word indicating a wild, uncontrolled admixing of whatever—people, clouds, ocean swells and the likes. However, there is another type of churn which is a tool used mostly for making butter. I remember very well, as a kid growing up on a small farm, ‘churning’ cream for the purpose of extracting its butter.
For those of you who don’t know, a churn was a stone jar about eighteen inches tall and about nine inches in diameter. The neck rim was inset with a 3/4″ shoulder which accommodated a round wooden top with a 1″ hole in its center. It was fitted with a wooden paddle about 7″ in diameter to which was attached a wood stem that projected about 2′ through the hole in the top. It was used thusly: about I/2-1 gallon of cream was poured into churn, the top and paddle were installed, and the paddle was worked up and down until the butter began to congeal and adhere to the paddle. Once that process of congealing began, it was completed rather rapidly, usually 2-3 minutes. The butter was then scraped from the paddle and washed repeatedly to remove any residual milk (blue john), placed in a mold, cooled, and served.
Now, I’m going to apply that concept of churn to our world condition. What we observe on a moment-to-moment basis is an entire world churning wildly with hostilities and uncertainties. The obvious reason for that discord is the gross differences in ideologies and religions. There are hostilities and wars, or threats thereof, on almost every inhabited continent. Observing that perpetual condition for seventy-five years of my life compelled me to seek a solution.
It took a while but finally it clicked with me. The problem lay in the fact that no one had defined the essence of their God (Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Yahweh, etc.). By defining our common Supreme Being as ‘A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING’, I was able to accomplish two very important things. One, I was able to remove all the mystery previously imposed on us by mythical religions, and two, I was able to establish a universal commonality among all people. I was able to show that each of us is a mirror image of our Creator, and as such, all are brothers and sisters. With that understanding, we can, should, and must quell that churning violence and discontent, and come to a sudden tranquility of love and peace. Therefore, I have called for recognition and acceptance of the “Worldwide Communion of Spirituality”. Has anyone taken note? Does anyone care? If you do care and are looking for a rationality to support such an idea, my little book, Wilderness Cry, explains all. I strongly urge each one of you to read and understand it. It’s our only hope for peace.
Since making this original post April 4, 2018, I have extrapolated and expanded many of God’s attributes (accidents). I was able to do so by applying the logical basis which that ‘essential definition’ demands. I believe most of you will find the truths you discover in my new book, Provocative Catholic, to be both amazing and, at times, shocking. Amazon, Kindle ET AL. I want to hear your comments and discussions. firstname.lastname@example.org
For the fun-living, curious of mind, you might like my little semi historical, semi autobiography, Growing Up, in Fancy Farm Kentucky. Amazon Kindle + handg@philosphyscienceofgodtheuniversehilarylhuntmd