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.
We, in the United States of America, are rapidly approaching Thanksgiving Day—a day originally selected by the Pilgrim settlers of our nation for offering thanks to God for their success. It is my understanding that it was co-celebrated with some of the Native Americans whose land the colonists had confiscated—it would be truly fascinating to know what those natives’ understanding of that event represented. Very likely, they were just happy for a bountiful harvest that year and were glad to join in a big ‘party’ of celebration—who knows? I don’t.
In any event, we do know for a fact that the colonists were migrant invaders who eventually confiscated all Native American land except portions allocated for their reservations. In fact, the spot where I am siting now was once occupied by the Chickasaw Indians and related tribes. It became known as Jackson’s Purchase after Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby purchased it from them.
Often, I have wondered at the legitimacy of that ‘first Thanksgiving Day’. Indubitably, those settlers must have felt that their conquest was not only legitimate but also praiseworthy. After all, they had the blessing of the Church as well as the commission of the Kings and Queens. Consider this; if that identical activity took place today, the United States would be the very first to raise major objections even to the point of scourging the offenders with war or threats of war. But what do the Christian Churches say? I may have been hiding under a rock for the last seventy-five years, but what ecclesiastical objection to such activity I have observed could be put in a sewing thimble. Oh, we hear occasional pleas for peace but seldom, if ever, condemnation. I wonder why? —I think I know. It would be unthinkable hypocrisy for a Christian Church organization which sponsored such activity for centuries to suddenly ‘get religion’ and do an ‘about face’.
The same can be said about the churches’ stance on slavery. Not only did the churches condone slavery but most institutions ‘owned’ slaves. So, have you ever heard a whimper about slavery coming from a white Christian church? —I haven’t.
How then are we to consider Thanksgiving Day and every day for that matter. Recognizing the above to be relatively factual, there are other facts that must be entered into the equation. As far as I can determine, no one alive today has ever been legally enslaved nor has anyone legally owned a slave. Also, no one alive today had anything to do with the European invasion of the Americas. But does that have any bearing on the subject—aren’t we guilty by inheritance—you know, ‘Original Sin”?
The Church calmly blames us with original sin—why not ‘original conquest’? I think I know—she attempts to control us with original sin—‘she’ was the conquistador. She isn’t about to blame herself. Oh, Pope John Paul, after nine hundred years, finally admitted that a measly few hundred thousand were burned at the stake at the church’s behest during the Inquisition.
So, where does that leave you and me? — not one of us had anything to do with any of it. I believe it would be soul-searching and helpful for each of us to understand those facts. We need not accept any blame, but we do need to feel remorse and regret for the consequences to both the Native Americans and the African blacks who bore the brunt of those atrocities. Our hearts should go out to them in any meaningful way possible.
We cannot change or eliminate history, as some are constantly attempting to do. We can, however, be thankful and grateful to God for that soul-searching recognition and understanding. I know your love is perfect and I believe without any doubt that our only justifiable prayer is a great big, ‘Thank you God for my existence, thank you God for my subsistence, and thank you dear God for my eternal life with You’. Amen.
Several years ago, I called for the Worldwide Communion of Spirituality which is the recognition and acceptance that the Spirit of God (God’s Will) is imprinted on each perfect particle of energy of which every gravid object in existence is made. It is the absolute only method by which peace may be achieved.
I have delineated that philosophy extensively in my three books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have published a semi-autobiography, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. I urge you to read all four—your eyes will be opened. Amazon-Kindle and me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
By defining God’s essence as ‘a Perfect Rational Being’, I have shown conclusively how and why all of God’s accidents (attributes),’God is All Knowing, All Powerful, All Loving’, stem directly from his essence of Perfect Rationality. There is absolutely nothing that can justifiably be said about God that in not included in that essential understanding and its attendant attributes.
Throughout recorded history, mankind, in his ignorance of God’s essence, has ascribed all sorts of illegitimate attributes to God. I say ‘ignorance’ because, in the beginning, it was truly lack of any knowledge, and it remained so until near-modern times. Mankind was simply trying to interpret the cause-effect relationship of events in their lives. Over the eons, many myths developed which, when combined with superstition, generated a whole host of irrational attributes of God. Of course, those perceptions became reality in their minds, and became the guiding forces in their behavior.
Eventually, many of those irrational perceptions became edicts of their rulers. Ultimately, those edicts were perceived as ‘handy tools’ of ultimate power exercised for total control which made extraction of their subjects’ hard-earned money and resources, not only possible, but rather, mandatory. I have searched far and wide for years and have been unable to discover any perceptibly meaningful change—that irrationality not only persists but seems to be thriving, albeit at a slower pace. In general, I perceive that people are becoming more and more skeptical of religion, but most seem not to know why—they have yet to read my philosophy books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. When they do, they will learn the basis for their skepticism.
So, let’s examine some of those myths. For starters, we begin with the ‘Adam and Eve’ story with its attendant ‘Original Sin’ concept. Augustine, Ambrose, Jerome, and other ascetics conveniently used that idea to explain mankind’s inherited sinful nature. They defined sin as an offense against God—something that hurts and displeases God and warrants God’s wrath. I have shown those concepts to be in error on two fronts—God’s Perfection negates any possibility of his being hurt or displeased—God’s Perfect Love negates any possibility of his hating or hurting anyone or anything for any reason.
Of course, Augustine was attempting to ‘justify’ that concept of sin’s origin but, more importantly, justify his position as Bishop or Sheppard of his flock—after all, he was a ‘big figure with a big stick’. Remember, he had spent his entire life as a debauch, womanizing and, simultaneously, sampling almost every known religion. Just as important, he was perpetuating the ‘absolute truth’ that woman was the seat of all evil—she, of course, tempted Adam to sin. Suddenly, he ‘got real religion’ and immediately was consecrated Bishop of Hippo in northern Africa.
I have shown that the idea of ‘sin’ was/is a man-made concept aimed at controlling man’s God-given animal nature which is no different from any other animal except for our rationality—I suspect we should not be so cock-sure about that either. Just how rational are we? —at times, seemingly, extremely irrational.
Jesus recognized mankind’s ‘animal nature’ which is exhibited in many different forms due to individual personality development. He also recognized God’s Perfect Love—his only two commandments paraphrased were ‘Love your God with your all and love your neighbor as yourself’. Jesus condemned no one. He called out some as ‘hypocrites’—others he labeled a ‘brood of vipers’ or ‘a den of thieves’.
What religion has labeled as ‘sin’, should, for the most part, be of civil consideration only. Human society makes its own rules regarding many things and major breeches of those rules are managed in a court of law, not a court in heaven.
On another front, we are routinely presented with the myth of ‘miracles’. I have shown conclusively that physical miracles are a distinct impossibility—God is Perfect and cannot possibly change anything about himself. In this universe, all knowledge, all power, and all love (acceptance) are perfectly preserved by their generator, God’s Perfect Rationality. For God to ‘unknow, unlove, uncontrol’ anything would require a complete breakdown of his Perfection—not a possibility. So, miracles represent one of two scenarios, either wishful thinking or misappropriation (misinterpretation) of events as perceived. A natural explanation exists for every event of any kind—it may not be obvious and therefore becomes subject to either wishful thinking or misinterpretation. I suspect it is often a convenience contrivance used for an ulterior purpose.
Prayer of any kind except ‘thanksgiving’ is a total waste of time and energy and borders on blasphemy because it is asking God to submit his Perfect Will to us rather than we submitting our wills to him. You might say, “what about prayers of contrition?” And I say you would do better for yourselves if you confessed with a contrite heart to a civil judge and vowed to not severely breech the law again.
Perfect Love allows for no possibility of hate or rejection. Likewise, since all existences are ‘part of God’, he cannot possibly reject or discard part of himself. Neither can he allow any part of himself to be separated. So, it is easy to see how these concepts came to be—they are contrivances designed to instill fear and guilt in us for purposes of ultimate control by their designers, the founders of religion. In the case of Christianity, it all stems from Constantine’s mandate for formation of The Holy Roman Catholic Church which was patterned exactly after the Judaism that Jesus despised.
Then there is the rite of Baptism which is generally accepted as a fundamental requirement for becoming a Christian. Likely, most people would be shocked and amazed to learn that Baptism was instituted by the Egyptians thousands of years ago as a ritual cleansing in the waters of the Nile River. Remember, the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for forty years. During those years, they adopted the Egyptians ritual cleansing—likely, they were forced into it. That understanding explains the biblical narrative of, “John was baptizing in the Jordan”, with no further explanation. Is seems obvious that the author of that narrative expected all his readers to understand baptism to be a normal Jewish ritual which had been part of their lives for centuries. It had/has absolutely nothing to do with our relationship with God. It does have everything to do with a membership in a ready-made, controlling, influence peddling, money-machine.
I could go on and on, but it suffices to say that nearly every concept of modern-day, so-called, Christianity is in total conflict with God’s Perfection. All are based on the irrational teaching stemming from the Jews, that our God is a vengeful God, demanding sacrifice, and ready and willing to deliver his wrath on all. He can be merciful, but seldom loving. His ‘mercy stems from the fact that we have ‘offended, hurt, displeased’ him. We are guilty, but if we beg enough and give our money to him (?), he will temporarily forgive us. However, we must never let our guard down—we are condemned to live under a blanket of guilt and fear. I can tell you with certainty, ‘I know no such God’. My God is Perfect Love—he accepts you and me unconditionally.
So, in simple summary—all rationality in our universe is exhibited in God’s perfect particulate energy (quanta) which is demonstrated in all knowledge, all power , and all love (acceptance).
It seems to me that the Hindus and Buddhists, for the most part, have been engaged in attempts at understanding God’s essence rather than developing schemes of ‘bargaining’ with him. Of course, they also failed in their efforts at defining God’s essence because of lack of scientific understanding.
If you have not already done so, please read my books explaining this philosophy completely—you must read Wilderness Cry first. Then, you will understand the others.
If you would like to know more about me, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky is for you—Amazon-Kindle and email@example.com.
God is all powerful—How many times we have heard and thought that exact concept! But have we ever wondered how and why that is? I have shown in previous writings how and why God cannot just ‘silly-willy’ do anything he wants (what we think he may want). Of course, there is a reason for everything, and there is a distinct reason for God’s seeming impotence. Most of what we have been taught that God can do is pure nonsense, and here’s why.
All knowledge in this universe exists in God’s one singular vision with his PerfectIntellect—that vision was all the tiniest particles of energy which make up everything in gravid existence. Those particles were willed by God’s Perfect Will, The Holy Spirit, to come into existence at one instance known as ‘the big bang’. Each particle is perfect in both form and function, and is neither changing nor changeable—each has and will always, do exactly what God commissioned it to do.
God cannot possibly ‘change his mind’—remember, something perfect cannot possibly be augmented, degraded, or altered in any way. Any alteration in the form, or function of God’s perfect particles would cause an immediate disruption of our universal system—our universe would immediately implode, and God with it. So, where does God’s power come from?
God’s power exists in particles of energy, known as quanta, which he envisioned with his Perfect Intellect, and chose (loved, willed) with his Holy Spirit, The Will of God. Mind you, our sun, which is only one of trillions and trillions and trillions in our universe, has a remaining life expectancy of about 4.5-5 billion years. It has been in existence about 5 billion years already. So, it is middle-aged. Where then does the sun get its light, heat. and gravitational pull? It gets it all from its massive fusion reactions which convert Hydrogen into Helium.
Likely, everyone has heard of a ‘hydrogen bomb’. It is many times more powerful that an ‘atom bomb’. In an atom bomb, a large atom is split into many smaller ones with the release of energy—that is known as a ‘fission reaction’. In a hydrogen bomb, two hydrogen molecules are forced to fuse into a helium atom with the release of many times more energy—a ‘fusion reaction.
Now picture this: our sun is 1.3 million times larger than our earth. Try to imagine a hydrogen bomb the size of our earth. Now, try to imagine a hydrogen bomb 1.3 million times that large. Now try to visualize a hydrogen bomb a trillion-trillion times that large. Now try to imagine 100-trillion-trillion other celestial bodies of various forms and functions. Of course, we cannot wrap our minds around such magnitude. We are, however, gaining a glimpse into the magnitude of God’s power—his Spirit, The Holy Spirit, The Will of God is imprinted upon each of those particles. That Holy Spirit keeps each of them Perfect in both Form and Function just as God is Perfect.
Now, with that understanding, do you think God is All-powerful? —I do. However, despite that unthinkable power, God’s Perfection allows for no change. Any slightest change would obviate his perfection.
So, what are the implications of that understanding? From the very beginning of recorded human history, people have been taught that there were ‘string pulling’ gods who were controlling our every move. Most of those teachings and beliefs led to the formation of a religion designed to ‘appease’ those gods in hopes of gaining favor. The Hebrews, while recognizing ‘one true God’, were no different. They saw themselves as being able to ‘bargain’ with their God down to the last penny.
When Jesus came along, he could clearly see how the corrupt leaders were bilking their subjects of their hard-earned money under the guise of appeasing God. He went about in the ‘shadows’ attempting to teach his followers that God was ‘all love’—“Hear ye, oh Israel, I give you two commandments—thou shalt love your God with your all, and thou shalt love thy neighbor as yourself” (paraphrased). Jesus was a genius. He knew instinctively that God was in everything, else it could not be. Jesus refused to condemn anyone. Did he not forgive the harlot, Mary Magdalene, and the ‘woman at the well’ who had many husbands? Jesus could see how religion was being used to instill extreme guilt in people for being ‘perfectly normal’ as God had designed. The concept of sin was a ‘manufactured ploy’ aimed at control, power and money—it still is.
Jesus knew that breeches of societal regulation must be handled humanely, but not in the name of religion. His sole purpose and intention was to liberate people from the terrible blanket of guilt which had been pulled over them by religion, all for control.
It seems certain that we will never know how successful he was in his educational efforts. By the time Emperor Constantine called the first Council at Nicaea in the year 325 AD, there were 1800 so-called bishops under his domain. They were constantly squabbling and bickering with each other about what Jesus said and did. It seems very likely that each bishop altered the written word to suit his own whims. In any event, 180 of those bishops met and formed the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Totally ignoring Jesus’ teachings of God’s Love, they patterned the new religion exactly after Judaism—and the control, power and money extraction persists to this day. In fact, there are 33,000 of those money factories worldwide.
You might ask; “What does all that rambling have to do with The All-Powerful God?” And I would answer; “Everything”. I must confess that I am not intimately familiar with the teaching of every so-called Christian sect. However, I am familiar enough to observe the perpetuation of the ‘big lie’ that God can, and does, ‘change his mind’ and perform miracles for some. Of course, all the ‘big lie’ is mediated through churches which demand our attendance, attention, and most of all, our money.
Above, I have shown clearly that none of that money-grabbing teaching is possible. God cannot possibly change anything. That means that all the praying, begging, and paying is total nonsense.
Now, mind you, I am no fool. I am fully aware, that all that guilt and associated praying and paying are an ‘anxiety reliever’ for many—such is their sense of self-deprecation, guilt and oftentimes worthlessness. Also, there are many that would ‘swear on a stack of bibles’ that God worked a miracle just for them, and oftentimes for a trivial request.
In summary, then: God is all powerful in his domain in which we exist. However, his power, enormous as it is, has limits confined to his Perfection. He cannot possibly change anything.
With that in mind, our only justifiable prayer is this; Thank you Lord God, Jesus and Holy Spirit for my existence, my sustenance, and my eternal existence with you.
I have expounded this philosophy in depth in my books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have published a semi-autobiography of the first twenty-two years of my life which you may enjoy, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky. Amazon-Kindle, and from me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a footnote, I am aware that other religions, namely Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism have been trapped by some of that same delusional thinking.
God is All Knowing. How many thousands of times have we heard and, possibly, used that term? Have you ever pondered how or why that is? I suspect most of us have been taught that from an early age and just accepted it without question. Probably, also we have been led to believe that God can do anything he wants, or better still, do anything we want him to do. Well, I’m here to tell you that neither of those assertions are true and I will explain why and how those false assumption came to be.
We will begin to understand that falsehood when we come to realize that all knowledge was released in one simultaneous instant—the moment of the Big Bang. Prior to that, there was no time. God existed in eternity, but all his knowledge was stored in his singularity—it had nor been released or exposed.
The instant God chose to expose (release) his knowledge, it was done in the form and fashion of a ‘big bang’. And what was the ‘big bang’? Simply stated, it was the instant in which God imagined with his Perfect Intellect all the particles of energy (quanta) and chose (loved, accepted) them with his Holy Will to be released throughout the entire universe(s)—Trinity God became evident.
Immediately, those particles began performing the task for which they were designed—Time was instituted. They began making things—protons and neutrons which along with electrons formed atoms. They did, and are still doing, their given task in perfect fashion. They are unrelenting, unchanging, and unchangeable in both their form their and task—they exist in eternity—they are God.
Collectively, those little particles encompass the entirety of rationality—they represent everything God imagined—they are the totality of truth—they are the totality of knowledge.
Of course, the atoms formed from God’s particulate energy, have continued to act, and react with each other to form every gravid object in existence. As explained in previous communications, each of those entities exhibit an unfulfilled need which I have labeled selfishness. That selfishness is what perpetuates time (change) in the exhibition of God’s ultimate goal—his demonstration of Perfect Love which is his unrelenting acceptance of us and all creation.
It should be obvious, then, that God’s Knowledge cannot possibly be changed. God is not capable of rejecting his own Perfection. Therefore, there is nothing new in the universe. However, nearly everything in the universe is yet to be discoverer, uncovered, exposed by us. We have just begun to make those exposures.
Remember, just a few centuries ago, the earth was flat, the earth was the center of the universe, sex was evil, witches roamed the earth, and men had the right to conquer and enslave each other.
To stoke your memory further, I’ll ask one simple question; “Who perpetuated those myths?” And I’ll give you a very short and simple answer; “Religion”. In the western world it was and is the Holy Roman Catholic Church which was commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 325 AD and has been perpetuated in diluted and strangulating form by them and the other thirty-three thousand so-called Christian religions ever since.
Collectively, they may now admit that the earth is round, that the sun is center of our solar system (universe), witches are a myth, sex is a ‘necessary evil’, and that colonization is immoral. They admit to those considerations only because they are ‘proven facts’—they are a sample of God’s Perfect Rationality. However, they have not and will not admit that the ‘colonization’ of our minds through the myth that God’s Perfect Intellect can be changed is a gross refutation of God’s Perfection.
God is Perfect in all respects and, therefore, cannot possibly change anything.
Seemingly, not a day goes by that I don’t see someone’s post on Facebook asking for ‘prayer warriors’ or anyone and everyone for prayers for some cause of theirs. Always, I must immediately ask myself; “what do they want? —are they asking me to ask God to change his mind, or are they simply asking for my kind wishes?” I get the distinct idea that they are asking for God to change his mind and ‘perform a miracle’ just for them, which, I have just shown, is impossible. They always have my kindest considerations and best wishes but that’s as far as it can rationally go.
Who’s at fault here? Quite obviously, it is the churches and their preachers who instill delusional ideas into our minds for one simple reason—control of our minds and pocketbooks. Instead of preaching God’s Perfection which includes his Perfect Love, they thrive on lathering us with the guilt-ridden Old Testament myths of a vengeful God who can be influenced by ‘sacrifice and begging.
Likely, the people who wrote such nonsense were trying to understand their Higher Power, but because of total ignorance they had no possible chance of making intelligent assessments, but society has been stuck with that irrationality ever since. It did, in fact, eventually become extremely profitable for its perpetrators—guess what? —it still is.
In my original dissertation on this subject in my book, Wilderness Cry, published in 2016, I make what should be an accepted fact that our ‘only justifiable prayer’ is a ‘great big thank you Lord God for my life, my sustenance, and for your perfect love of me’.
My books Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic extensively elaborate on God’s Essence and his accidents (attributes).
In addition, an historic and humorous account of my pioneer life and upbringing is Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky and has been enhanced with many pertinent photos of the time. They are all available from me and Amazon-Kindle.
God’s Will is the other half of his Perfect Rationality. It is, in fact, the Holy Spirit. In our last correspondence, we discussed God’s Perfect Intellect which perceived and perceives all. That ‘all’ are the tiny particles of energy which make up every gravid existence and represents a ‘mirror image’ of their Generator whom we call God the Father. Cumulatively, those particles, being a mirror image of the Father, become God the Son. So, now we have two perfect, identical beings viewing each other. They have no choice except to ‘accept, love, choose, will’, each other. That is The Will of God—The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.
In former days, the Holy Spirit was called the Holy Ghost. I suspect that Holy Ghost stemmed from the superstition which pervaded early Christianity, as it still does. However, even though they had not the foggiest idea of what they were talking about, church leaders, a few years back, decided Ghost was a little too scary and replaced it with Spirit.
In my book Provocative catholic, I define spirit as ‘a driving force’, and the Holy Spirit as ‘The Existence Giving Principal’.
So, in simple language, with his Perfect Intellect God Perceived ‘all’ and said, “I like that “and with his Perfect Will, the Holy Spirit, he said “I will, love, choose” that ‘all’.
Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy which stems from Aristotle, and which was eagerly adopted by the Catholic Church, makes it appear that the intellect and will are independent of each other. That is to say, they operate totally independently of each other. I can prove to you that is incorrect. There is no such thing as ‘free will’. In a rational person, the will ‘must choose’ what the intellect perceives and presents to it as the ‘better of two choices’. In an irrational, psychotic, crazy, person, that is not the case. In fact, those people’s intellects frequently seem not to recognize the proper identity of things. Therefore, their choices do not meet the standards of rationality—they are ‘out of touch’ with reality, and they say and do things which are irrational.
You may say,” what about a murderer, rapist or bank robber. They make the choice to do those things?’ And I say, they make the choice because their intellect tells them that those choices are the better. That, of course, has to do with ‘personality development’.
That very concept goes to the heart of our western world legal system. Instinctively, we want revenge with punishment for criminals. Jesus never rejected anyone—he called some hypocrites, others, a ‘pit of vipers’, and still others ‘a den of thieves’ because of their using religion to bilk their subordinates. He was a traitor because he was preaching God’s Love versus their preaching a vengeful God who demanded sacrifice.
As a sidelight, a momentary comment about criminal management. They must be incarcerated with love until and if they can be rehabilitated to the point of seeing their criminal behavior as bad and unacceptable—that is possible through psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Jesus, the ‘Great Liberator’ knew that we are all different personality-wise. He knew that peace could only be achieved by our accepting each other’s differences. That is why he gave us the two Great Commandments—Love God with our all and Love or neighbor as ourselves. That ‘love’ means ‘acceptance’.
I have shown how God, with his Perfect Love, accepts us unconditionally because we are made by him in his exact image—he cannot possibly reject, hate himself. With his Holy Spirit (Will) he keeps his ‘stamp of approval, acceptance, love’ on all his creation. Jesus knew that and he knew that his people ‘must be liberated’ from the oppressive, guilt purveyance of religion.
It was the Jewish religion he was decrying at the time. However, were he alive today, he would ‘be after ’all so-called Christianity because it is all patterned exactly after the Jewish template.
I have thoroughly elucidated this philosophy in my books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. If you would like to, know more about me personally, you would likely find my book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky, to be very interesting and possibly spine-tingling. All books are available Amazon-Kindle and from me—email@example.com.
Today, I will discuss with you another of God’s attributes, his Perfect Intelligence which perceived all. Often, we have heard that God is all-knowing and that is true. He is all-knowing because his Perfect Intelligence envisioned all knowledge at once. That knowledge stems from God’s only creation which is all the tiny particles of energy which make up every tangible existence. Collectively, those particles are known as quanta which is the plural of quantum and represents the smallest particle which cannot be further subdivided.
Quanta come in many different varieties each of which has specific characteristics and activities. However, each particle of any variety is indistinguishable from its counterparts, each is perfect in both form and function, and each is unchanging and unchangeable. In total, they represent God’s Perfect Intelligence. Just as important, they are God’s mirror image, and represent the Second Person of the Trinity. Because they are the sum-total of God’s intelligence, they are God—Just as God the father, their generator, they do now, always have, and always will exist in eternity.
Quanta have been given different names by particle physicists—names such as photon, electron, quark, boson, etc., and each has specific characteristics and duties. For instance, a photon is the basic unit of light—unless absorbed, it will travel through space incessantly at the speed of 186,000 miles/second. Quarks make up the protons and neutrons in the nuclei of atoms, and electrons spin around those nuclei to complete the atomic complex. The great particle physicist, Stephen Hawking, proved scientifically that an electron can be in 5 x 1050 places simultaneously. That understanding led him to suggest that each of those places represents a different universe. So, we are speaking of a Perfect rational being of incomprehensible knowledge, and dimension. Try to imagine a number like 50 with fifty zeros attached—that number is probably too small to encompass God.
I would have to conclude that God has no limits. Because he is those particles, he knows exactly what each has done and will do forever—hence the source of his perfect knowledge. He set them in motion and created time nearly fourteen billion years ago. Knowledgeable scientists tell us he will recall them into a singularity seventy-five billion years hence.
So, the implications of God’s perfect Intellect are many. I will list a few that may resonate with you. Because God’s Perfect Intellect espouses Perfect Love, he cannot hate—he accepts all his creation without expectations. Therefore, hell is an impossibility. Because God’s nature is unchangeable and unchanging, physical miracles are an impossibility. There is natural explanation for all such events—we simply have not discovered it yet. Incessantly begging God to make something unnatural happen (asking for a miracle) borders on blasphemy because we are asking God to change his nature for us rather than humbling ourselves to accept our plight. In my opinion, our only justifiable prayer is a great big thank you God for my existence, my sustenance, and your love.
One could ramble on forever about the implications of God’s perfect Intellect, but these few examples should be sufficient to make it clear.
This is an entirely new philosophy which I was able to derive from my definition of God’s essence: God is a Perfect Rational Being—who can refute that?
My complete philosophy is spelled out in my Books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and my latest, Provocative Catholic. Wilderness Cry is an absolute mandatory read for your understanding—you will then want to read the others. If you would like to know more about the author, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky will tickle your insights. All are available from Amazon and Kindle.
In the field of philosophy we speak of two basic characteristics of anything. One is its ‘essence’ which defines what it basically is. The other is its ‘accidents’ which define the specific individual it is of any given essence. For instance, we may define the essence of a table as its ‘tableness’—that is the basic quality which makes it a table. Then, any given table has ‘accidents which make it the specific (one of a kind) table it is, such as round, square, oblong, glass, marble-top, etc. So, all tables have the identical ‘essence’, but each has its own set of ‘accidents’ (attributes, characteristics) which define its specificity. So it is with God.
Those of you who have read my book(s), Wilderness cry and Peace in Spirituality, know that I have done something never before done—I have defined God’s essence. And I did it with six simple, irrefutable words: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition has unbelievably far reaching implications not the least of which is the complete negation of the validity of any and all religion(s).
With that short introduction, I will begin today with series of posts about God’s ‘accidents’. The first discussion will concern God’s ‘Perfect Love’.
If we admit to God’s perfection, and who can deny it, we must admit to perfection of any and all of God’s accidents including his Perfect Love. I will begin by observing that ‘imperfect human love’ which we all have, comes with a ‘price tag’—I love you but I expect something in return. So. what is love anyway? Simply stated, love is ‘acceptance’—its synonyms are choice, will, spirit, desire, longing for etc.
Perfect love means acceptance without conditions. With that understanding then, we must realize that God accepts each of us regardless of what our fellow man thinks of us. God knows that each of us is a product of each and every life experience, all of which have shaped our individual personalities with its attendant attitudes and persuasions. God knows that each of us, as well as everything in existence, is composed of his own perfect particles of energy which he released at the moment of the ‘Big Bang’. Those particles are doing perfectly what they were designed to do—they act and interact perfectly to every instance of their existence and have done so for nearly fourteen billion years now—they ‘are God’—they are a reflection of God’s Perfection and represent ‘The Son’, the second Person of the Trinity. It is that Perfect ‘love relationship’ between the Father and Son—the accepting, choosing, willing, spiritual engulfment, of each other that is The Holy Spirit, The Will of God, the Third Person of Trinity.
With that understanding then, it is easy to see that God cannot possibly reject himself. God does not recognize ‘sin’. Sin is a man-made concoction which likely was made in an attempt to interpret both good and bad events in their lives. However, it rapidly evolved into a scheme of powerful control with extortion of money and goods by the rulers from their subjects—by all means, it still is. Those schemes are known as ‘religion’. There are thousands and thousands of religions, each proclaiming righteous authority and correctness, while simultaneously disclaiming all others. As of 2014, there were thirty three thousand so-called Christian denominations and sects on this earth—each bilking their adherents.
When Jesus appeared on the scene and began preaching ‘God’s Love’, he was considered to be not only a heretic but, worst of all, a ‘traitor’ to the Jewish religion. And how was he received by the locals?—‘is that not the carpenter’s son?’—how could he know anything? And Jesus’ statement; ‘no prophet is without honor save in his own country’. Jesus knew he would be crucified as a traitor, but he could see the invalidity of the Jewish religion—he could see and feel the heavy ‘blanket of guilt’ pulled over his brethren by the Jewish hierarchy, all for control and money. In his final onslaught he called them a den of thieves and vipers—hypocrites of the worst kind. Jesus was so determined to ‘free the world’ from the oppression of religion that he was willing to die in so doing.
Jesus despised religion, as did the Apostle Paul. He said the worship of God was an individual thing according to each person’s understanding. His entire message was about God’s Prefect Love—‘see the lilies of the field, they neither sow nor reap, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these’. Jesus knew no science but is keen insight led him to know and understand the ‘presence of God’ in everything. Jesus taught ‘love’, love of God and love of neighbor. To my knowledge, Jesus never mentioned anything about ‘liking’ anyone. We are not obliged to ‘like’ anyone or anything, but we are obliged do ‘love everyone and everything’—‘hear ye, oh Israel, I give you two commandments. The first is thou shalt love thy God with your entire being, and the second is this; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself’ (paraphrased). Jesus’ only purpose was to expose the tyranny of the guilt-sewing Jewish religion, and free us from that oppression that we may love our God and our neighbor without threat or fear.
Jesus was our liberator, not our redeemer—we were never lost in the first place—God’s Perfect Love had already established that from all eternity. The Christian religion established under the Emperor Constantine in 325 was patterned exactly after the Jewish religion—a total refutation of Jesus and his teachings, yet under the ‘guise’ of his stewardship.
You may say; what are we to think about criminals such as murderers, rapists, bank robbers etc.? Are they not ‘sinning”? And I would say, they are ‘sinning’ against mankind, but not God. So then how are we to think about criminals. The natural instinct is to despise and hate them because they have hurt us—they must be punished. I say they must be ‘pitied’ because their life’s experiences have led them to this point. They must be incarcerated temporarily to protect society, but they must be treated with kindness and respect. With proper management, most can be converted to a rational mindset, and can be made fit to function in society. After all, God loves them equal to us— shouldn’t we love them also?
God’s perfect Love makes it impossible to either please or displease him. His Perfect Love makes it impossible for him to change his mind—if he were to change, which he cannot, he would no longer be perfect, and neither would he exist in eternity. Change involves ‘time’ and since eternity is a state of being without time, ‘change’ for God is impossible.
So, all this has deep implications. Physical miracles are impossible because they would demand God change his nature, which he cannot. Therefore, all the praying you and I have done over the decades is, and has been, a total waste of time and terribly misguided—it has, however, keep us laden with that blanket of guilt which, in turn, benefits the ‘peddlers of religion’. I’ll guarantee you if the money-well dried up, those who were so concerned about our souls would vanish like ‘ghosts in the night’.
The bottom line is this: our only Justifiable prayer is a ‘great big ‘Thank You dear God for my life, my sustenance, and for your Perfect Love’.
Next time we will discuss God’s Perfect Rationality.
This philosophy has been developed in depth in my books with my newest release being Provocative Catholic. If you would like a little levity with pioneer overlay, you would likely enjoy Growing Up In fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon and Kindle
Have you ever been confused? Pretty absurd question, eh? Yes, we all have been confused about a myriad of things from time to time. We are frequently confronted with situations or propositions about which we have inadequate information necessary for making clear-thinking decisions and solutions. One of the biggest points of confusion for me was examination taking in school. It wasn’t too bad in elementary and high school, because, if I was confused about the exact meaning of a question, I could get clarification from my teacher by simply raising my hand. College was different—one could get occasional clarification but not often. Medical school was a definite no—if you didn’t understand the question, which I frequently didn’t, it was just tough luck. I learned quickly that medical school professors were not English professors—questions were often written with ambiguous language which may be interpreted in various ways. It became a guessing game and, of course, I guessed wrong way too often—I knew the material but didn’t understand the question. I often wondered if some of that ambiguity was deliberate to keep medical students humble.
Frequently, we may be confused about another person’s motives in our interpersonal relationships. That is a place where we must be very careful in our assessments. Our perceptions become our reality, but they may not coincide with the reality at hand—relationships may be ruined. My mother used to say, “you gotta be careful about jumping to false conclusions”.
On of the most common exhibitions occurs on the golf course. Like everything in life, there is a proper way or method of approaching a problem, and there are ten million wrong ways. No one has ever perfected the golf swing on a perpetual basis. There is a theoretical perfect swing, but applying it consistently is the challenge. There are days when one hits every shot consistently well and, thereby, feels like he’ll never hit another bad shot. Then there are days when a ‘good golfer’ just cant find his swing and feels like he’ll never hit another good shot—he is severely confused—where did my swing go? A dedicated good golfer will hasten to the practice area, diligently apply his known fundamentals, analyzing each one by one and usually will discover his point of confusion. He will discover that his set-up, swing path, or swing pace has gone awry. He makes the adjustment, makes a few swings and bingo!—confusion eliminated— problem solved. The solution is always temporary—sooner or later a problem returns. That’s what makes golf such a fascinating game—no one has conquered it—I suspect no one can. WE are perpetually eliminating points of confusion in golf.
Today, I spent considerable time researching different religions who claim Jesus as their leader. It continues to be both amusing and shocking to peruse the variances in religious beliefs about one individual and his Father. The obvious confusion in the so-called Christian world is astonishing. When one reviews the different beliefs about one individual, Jesus, it is rather obvious to me that two possible circumstances prevail. Either we do not have a concrete record of what Jesus said and did, or we have interpreted his motive incorrectly, or both. I believe, without doubt, that both pertain.
When one considers the mass confusion in the so-called Christian world, it would seem mandatory to assume that either we have insufficient or inaccurate information about Jesus or both. Where is the justification for the existence of over thirty-three thousand Christian sects alone? How is it possible that so many have taken such differing views of Jesus and God?
The number one answer to that question lies in ignorance—ignorance of who God is. All are operating on a perceived view of God, dreamed up thousands of years ago, which is based on mythology, astrology, superstition, and imagination. So, with that as a starting point, everything that follows falls into the same category. Simply stated, not one of them knows who God is. Therefore, they cannot possibly know or interpret properly what Jesus said, did, and meant.
I am convinced that Jesus knew that the God of the Jews was a man-made, make-believe, God rigged by the Jewish hierarchy for control, power, and money. Their God was sitting on a throne in a mythical heaven up there somewhere—he was vengeful—he must be appeased—the High Priest must make a ‘perfect offering’ of appeasement to him. Also, only the High Priest could provide that offering to be made in your name, and always at a substantial cost to you. Jesus recognized that as a hoax. Not only that, but he knew that God, his and our Father, was in everything or nothing could be. He knew and preached that God was all love—his only command, which has been totally ignored, was ‘love your God and love your neighbor’.
Jesus did not come to die for our sins as has been preached forever. Nowhere in the bible can I find such a verse coming from his mouth. Jesus came to eliminate our confusion. Jesus came and died to ‘liberate’ us from the false belief of a vengeful God. Jesus despised religion. Jesus’ message was love—love of God and love of neighbor. Those who formulated the first official Christian religion, The Holy Roman Catholic Church, at the behest of Emperor Constantine in 325 AD, were not about to give up the power and control of their subjects. So, they formulated a religion patterned exactly after their Jewish heritage religion. Their God was not ‘all loving’—he could be if the notion struck him. Mostly, he was vengeful but he could be merciful.
Jesus knew that an all-perfect God must be all-loving—he could not possibly hate something he had created. The ideas of hate and retribution are man-made ideas stemming from selfishness. Jesus knew that the oppressive Jewish religion fostered an aura of guilt in us all which entailed feelings of fear and suppression. Jesus wanted to liberate us from that irrational oppression by telling us that God loves us in spite of our selfishness which he instilled in us and everything in his universe so we could function. Consider this; if we had no selfishness, we would have no need; if we have no need, we have no change; if we have no change, we exist in a no-time framework—we would be in eternity. That is true for every gravid existence in the universe.
My only understanding of God’s purpose in creating such a universe is to both ‘show and simultaneously be’ perfect love. Jesus was the instrument God used to tell us that. By telling us that truth, Jesus exposed the cunning and divisive purpose of religion-makers—so, they killed him—he knew they would, but his determination propelled him onward.
Jesus recognized that the Spirit of God resided in everything. He also recognized that the only way peace could be achieved was for all mankind to know and accept that principle—the principle which I have labeled ‘spirituality’. With that understanding, a few years ago I issued a call for ‘The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality’—it is our only hope for peace. We must recognize that each of us is impregnated with the common Spirit (love) of God.
I have delineated that philosophy in detail in my books Wilderness Cry-a scientific and philosophical approach to understanding God and the universe, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have published a semi-autobiography, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, which will give you a keen insight into the life and upbringing of the author. All are available Amazon and Kindle.
likely, all who profess some form of Christianity have been told the same thing about God—he exists in Trinity form. Many do not believe it—none understand it. All have ben told that the Trinity, while being factual, is not understandable for us mere mortals, and under the current perceptions of God, that is absolutely true. Notice, I use the term ‘current perceptions’ because God is perceived by each individual differently. Superficially, we all presume that God means the same to each of us—that is an absolute false perception for one simple but most important reason—no one before me has ever defined the ‘essence of their God’. Therefore, everyone’s God is different and, coincidentally, a pure myth. Nothing, including God, has concise meaning without an essential definition of its being.
Each of us could be likened to the ‘mythical Martian’ who suddenly appears on earth. When earthlings begin talking to him about a pencil, for instance, he, in turn, has not the foggiest idea what we are talking about. So, he does the obvious intelligent thing—he asks, “what is a pencil?” For him to understand, we must explain to him the basic essential function and purpose of a pencil—then, and only then will he be able to comprehend and communicate intelligently with us. It is no different with God—we all are Martians when the Bible, a preacher, teacher, or anyone starts talking to us about God. Before we can comprehend, they must define the essence or their God. No one before me has ever defined the ‘essence of God’ in simple, irrefutable terms, but my definition makes the Trinity perfectly clear and intelligible.
God is a Perfect Rational Being.
So. lets break that definition down and explore its attributes which make the Trinity clearly understandable. When we say ‘God’, we include any and all deities ever suggested—call it what you may, there can be only one Supreme being—a rose by any other name is still a rose. Therefore, we will use the name God to indicate our Supreme Being. Supreme means greater than all others.
When we say ‘is’, we men God is always in the present, eternal.
When we say ‘a’, we mean that God is singular—there is none other.
When we say ‘Perfect’ we mean complete—nothing missing—nothing can be added or subtracted—such implications are enormous—we will explore a few later.
When we say ‘Rational’ we refer to the two qualities or attributes of rationality—an intellect which perceives and a will which achieves—God’s basis for existing in Trinity—I will explain shortly.
When we say ‘Being”, we refer to God’s existence.
Now let’s turn to the Trinity. How does it come to be and why? We begin by considering God’s ‘Perfect Intellect’. We must ask what a prefect intellect would perceive—the obvious answer is ‘something perfect’, if it were available. Since God, himself, is the only Perfect existence, God reflects inward upon himself, and what he sees is a reflection of himself, Perfect and complete just as he is—since they each exist in eternity, each is a living being, perfect and complete in every respect. Now, we have two Perfect Beings perceiving each other. What choice do they have except to accept, love, choose, will each other?—none. Would it be possible for two Perfect Rational Beings, mirroring each other, to reject each other—not a chance—such an action would demonstrate total irrationality which we humans have dubbed ‘insanity’ and which means ‘total loss of contact with realty’. So, the Father and Son have no rational choice except to Love, Accept, Choose, Will each other. That perpetual Loving, Choosing, Accepting, Willing each other carries the image of its Generators—we call it the Holy Spirit—the Will of God—the Third Person of Trinity.
How then are we justified in speaking of and defining the essence of Trinity? The graphic description just presented of Trinity God becomes rational only in the understanding of our universe, how it came into being, and what it is made of. Lack of that knowledge is the reason no on before me was able to define God’s essence and ultimately, define Trinity God. I am astounded, that of all the brilliant particle physicists in the world, of which I am not one, as far as I can determine, not one if them has attempted such a definition.
We know from those brilliant scientist, that the universe had it temporal beginning nearly fourteen billion years ago—please note, I used the term ‘temporal beginning’. That was when ‘time’ began. Prior to that, everything existed in an unchanging state of eternity—scientists call that state ‘singularity’—I chose to call it God. At that moment, God chose to convert (release) his energy in the form of all the energy particles which make up all gravid existences in the universe. We know a lot about those particles. Some of their more salient features are these: there are several types of these particles to which we have given names such as electron, photon, quark, boson etc.; not a single particle, more or less, exists today that did not exist at the time of the ‘Big bang’ when God released them; no particle in any class is distinguishable from its counterparts; all are perfect in both form and function; none are changing or changeable.
With that description of God’s particles of energy, what can we say? They are perfect in form and function, they are indistinguishable from their counterparts, they are unhanging and unchangeable, none are absent, none have been added, each can be in billions and billions of places simultaneously—are we not describing both God and eternity? But still they comprise the entire universe which is constantly changing—a living, in- perpetual-selfish-need, organism. With that knowledge and understanding, we must conclude that it is God’s Will, the Holy Spirit which keeps each of them Perfect. It was Gods Perfect Intellect which perceived them—collectively, they, in turn, represent a mirror image of God. Therefore all creation is the Son of God—the second person of the Trinity. With that knowledge and understanding, we can comfortably say that all creation is included in God. Contrarily, we are not allowed to say or suggest that God is the sum total of this universe, because we know not whether there other universes or existences beyond our scope of understanding.
God made only one creation in our universe— all those aforementioned energy particles which immediately began doing perfectly what they were commissioned to do—they immediately formed protons and neutrons which together with electrons formed the atoms of all the basic elements in our universe. Those atoms then began reacting with each other to form molecules and compounds— perpetual change, ‘time’ began. Many call that continuing process ‘evolution’—I prefer to call it ‘Gods continuing creation’.
Many people have recognized God’s presence in all things. The three people, most notable to me, are Jesus of Nazareth, Francis of Assisi, and Meister Eckhart. Each knew that God was all love—he could not possibly reject anything he had created. Each rejected the religion of the Jews which purported to wordship a god through appeasement—all for control and financial gain.
Jesus’ only message was ‘love’—love of God and neighbor. His only intention was to ‘liberate’ us from the terrible, persecuting, blanket of guilt imposed by the Hebrew religion—they had him killed for his treason. The Christian Church which was commissioned by Emperor Constantine some 325 years later, completely ignored Jesus teachings and patterned itself exactly after the Jewish religion—all for power, control, and money. To date, nothing has significantly changed.
Meister Eckhart recognized the miniscule concept of God presented by the Jews and perpetuated by the Catholic Church and all so-called Christian churches. He spent his entire life attempting to define God’s essence, but because he knew no science, he failed. However, his heretical writings and preachings caught the eye and ear of the Inquisition—thankfully, he died before they could burn him to death.
Francis of Assisi also recognized the presence of God in all things. Like Jesus and Meister Eckhart, he knew no science and, therefore, could not define God’s essence, but his instincts led him to see God in all things. His simple life and philosophy caught the eye and ear of the Catholic Church. Grudgingly, they tolerated him because he had many followers—Franciscans have always lived on the edge of Catholicism.
Now, let’s turn our attention to God’s Perfection. By its very nature, something perfect is whole and complete, and cannot be changed. Therefore God cannot possibly be either pleased or hurt—if that were possible, he would be grossly imperfect. Therefore, it should be perfectly obvious that begging God to perform a miracle or make something unnatural happen is tantamount to blasphemy. We are the ones who must bend our will to God rather than his bending to us. In that light, our only justifiable prayer is a great big ‘Thank you God for my life, my sustenance, and my eternal home with you.
There are a gazillion implications stemming from Gods Perfect Rationality—I have highlighted only a few in explaining The Trinity.
For those who are not aware, I have catalogued many of the obvious implications of God’s perfection, and they all demonstrate clearly the false nature and invalidity of all known religion. Those books are Wilderness Cry, Provocative Catholic, and Peace in Spirituality. In addition, I have published a little book, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, which will give you keen insight into the author’s background. All are available at Amazon-Kindle.
A belief could be simply defined as the acceptance of something as being fact without certain knowledge or proof. Of course, a belief is one person’s or many people’s perception of any circumstance and, to those people, their perception becomes fact. For instance, for thousands of years, the entire civilized world labored under the false belief that the earth was flat—anyone who sailed out too far would simply fall off the edge into oblivion. Later, the early church taught that the earth was supported on five wobbly legs which suspended it above the netherworld below, the home base residence of the devil. People were prohibited from having sex on any elevated structure because the shaking might cause the earth to fall into the netherworld—the penalty for violation of that prohibition was death by fire. In addition, that same church taught, to the point of execution by fire for any dissident, that the earth was the center of the universe—the only universe they could see was the sun, moon, and stars of our Milky Way galaxy. Galileo’s invention of the telescope in 1609 proved them wrong, but they were not dissuade. So certain were they from their interpretation of the bible that the earth was indeed the center, they were hell-bent on burning him to death for his overt heresy—only his friendship with the pope and his public recantation of his scientific discovery saved his hide—he spent the last nine years of his life under house arrest. Then, there was the absolute certain belief in witches—thousands of people were burned to death by the Inquisition because of the certainty they were witches. That process was even continued in the United States by the Protestants—the only difference being here thy were hanged rather than burned.
From the earliest days of recorded history, worldwide, there have been certain beliefs in higher powers or gods. Each god was given a name and each had a certain specialized purpose—some were more powerful than others, Centuries later, the Hebrews began to recognize a singular God—a God who was in control of everything. They could bargain with him but he was always in control. He seemed to be very moody, and at times even morose and vengeful. They believed he needed to be and could be appeased with sacrificial offerings. I never knew how they came to that conclusion because I have been unable to find that demand from God in the Hebrew bible except the story of Abraham willing to sacrifice his son Isaac on God’s orders—I concluded they just dreamed up or imagined that idea. I have often wondered what Abraham or the concocter of that story was chewing, smoking or eating to cause such a psychic aberration. Regardless, the sacrificial rituals which evolved did become a very lucrative tool for the high priest, and a very useful tool of control for the King—they still continue in Christianity.
So with those few examples, it should become clear that we must be very careful about what and whom we believe. As individuals, we cannot possibly know ever thing about everything—we must make decisions about what and whom to believe based on our best evidence or perceptions.. For instance, look at the current rage about the safety and effectiveness of immunization for Covid-19 and its delta variant. Here is where belief becomes entangled with trust. Many people seem to not trust the vaccine for one reason or another which leads them to believe it is not safe. As medical science has developed over the last two hundred years, we have learned to put our trust in its applications. However, each person usually believes that one practitioner or institution is preferable over others. Those preferential beliefs usually are based on hearsay from others or on personal experience or prejudice. Generally speaking, that grants some justification for a belief, but not certainty. We have learned by years of experience to trust or not to trust. Similarly, when we board a commercial airliner, we have sufficient reason to believe we will reach our destination safely because of the known safety record of air travel.
Now, when we consider religion, what do we find?—literally thousands and thousands of different religions professing different beliefs without one iota of certain information or documentation to justify their claim. Each of those religions claim thousands, millions, and even billions of constituents—and no two of any religion’s constituents believe identically—but each declares vehemently that his is the correct set of beliefs. So, basically, we are no better off now than when the earth was not only flat but was also the center of the universe—at least, most were firm in that belief—there was unanimity. Today, the earth is in vicious turmoil mainly because of differences in religious belief. Sounds silly and stupid, and in fact it is, but understandable because not a single person dead or alive has ever definitively described the essence of their God—but I have and I did.
In my little masterpiece, Wilderness Cry, I define God’s essence thus: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition says it all—it is irrefutable—nothing can be added or deleted. That definition, when explored, shows concisely how and why all known religion is false and unreliable, because the basic premises of all known religion are false—all are based on a false god—therefore, all must be false. However, they do have many things in common—controlling their constituents with threats from their god—extorting money from their members for their growth—expansion by converting (stealing) other religion’s members—in general, scorning all others—in some cases, overt wars.
By expanding and describing some of God’s attributes, I prove, conclusively, both scientifically and philosophically, how all religion is, not only false, but is the prime cause of most hostility and emotional illness in the entire world.
My most recent book, Provocative Catholic, elaborates on many of the abuses of religion and its adverse effects on society. It describes exactly who Jesus was and what his intentions were. It shows how those intentions were and continue to be distorted and ignored to the detriment of mankind—mainly for power, control and money. In recognizing the magnificent attribute of God’s Perfect Love, it offers an absolute pathway for perfect and permanent peace. Wilderness Cry is a must read—you will then want to read Provocative Catholic. After reading those two books, you may have a curiosity for insights about their author. I believe you will find plenty in my little book. Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon-Kindle.
One last reminder—be very careful about what you believe.