COMMON SENSE: WE hear this term used frequently in our every-day conversations and discussions. In general, it seems to imply an innate understanding of something without benefit of advance learning or education in the particular subject of discussion. Most often, the “common sense” method is applicable with correct results. Occasionally, however, what readily seems to be an obvious truth, may, in fact, be erroneous due to unknown extenuating circumstances. That, of course, is reason enough for us to show some reserve in our common sense “cock-sure attitude”. With that understanding, I would like to put you to little test of “Common sense”.
1- Assume that you are a young farmer, who wants to row-crop farm 2000 acres. You are almost totally ignorant of the farming process. Which source of information would your common sense direct you to: an astrologer/sage from 6000 yrs ago, or modern-day agricultural experts?
2-Assume you wanted to be an airline pilot. Would your common sense direct you to that same astrologer/sage from 6000 yrs ago or a modern avionics training facility?
3-Assume you wanted to design and build a 75 story sky-scraper hotel and you were totally ignorant about the process, would you consult an astrologer/sage from 6000 years ago, or would your common sense direct you to modern, highly educated architects and engineers?
Without intentionally demeaning anyone, I believe that if you chose the astrologer/sage from 6000 years ago for specific advise about any of the above considerations, you would be a complete fool, and would be exhibiting total lack of common sense.
Now lets consider the question of the most important thing in out lives; our “Eternal Existence”. Should not our common sense dictate that we accept the advice of modern-day philosophers, theologians, etc. concerning such matters rather than the skewed, superstitious, selfish, astrologer/sages from 6-8000 years ago? They started humanity out with an irrational concept of God (Supreme Being) based on absolutely no scientific knowledge of the universe. Their concepts were based on superstitions and imaginations which had absolutely no foundation in fact. It may, in fact, seemed to them like “common Sense” at the time. However, as stated before, sometimes, commonsense is thwarted by unseen, unknown, or even unimaginable knowledge. Be that as it may, humanity has been “stuck” with that 6-8000 year old irrational, undefinable, and totally misunderstood concept of God. Additionally, since Jesus appeared on the scene, the stories about Him and His Father have become so distorted and fragmented that basically anyone claiming to be Christian is a Church/religion unto him/herself. The reason for all that confusion is clear. No one, prior to now, has ever defined the essence of our God (Supreme Being). Common sense teaches us that without essential definition, there cannot possibly be common, unified understanding. Seemingly, we have come to the “point of no return”. Each of the 33,000 Christian denominations is dug-in like a badger protecting its turf. No longer, if ever, does “religion” offer any real guidance or genuine concern about our eternal destiny. Its only concern is “MONEY- POWER- CONTROL. Expanding the empire is both the stated and unstated goal. So-called missionaries are swarming the earth like ants in an attempt to gain converts to their way of thinking.
Having an awareness of this terrible morass caused me to seek the answer. It came to my attention that the basic problem centered on concepts of God (Yahweh, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, etc). There was no unanimity of thought or understanding of these entities, so it was impossible to have universal harmony. With that understanding, I set out to do something never before done. Some may say, by the grace of God, I succeed. I do not know where nor how the idea struck me, but out of the clear blue, the “essence of God became crystal clear”. Suddenly, I was able to define the Essence of God with six simple words. God Is A Perfect Rational Being. That essential definition is philosophically irrefutable. At the same time, it explains all the so-called mysteries in our lives. Because God is Perfect Love, Hell, Purgatory and the like are an impossibility. Perfect Love means “acceptance without conditions”. Jesus understood that concept completely and He tried desperately hard to instill it in His apostles. How successful he was, we’ll never know because the original writings are no longer available. All we have are the biased writings of zealots made from a 200-300 year old copy which, itself, was only one of thousands of hand written copies. If anyone wants to know what Jesus really taught, you must read the Coptic Gospel Of Thomas (The Secret Sayings Of Jesus Christ). In that Gospel Jesus tells his apostles at least thirty times the same thing in different words trying to get the to understand, namely, that He was in all things and all things were in Him. His illiterate apostles apparently couldn’t understand (maybe they did—we’ll never know in this life). Had Jesus truly been a “GOD-MAN”, He would have had no problem communicating. However, since he was a super-genius human who recognized that God’s Spirit (Will) was imprinted on him and every thing in existence, he preached a cult of love; we must all love our God with our all, and we must all love one another as ourselves. That got Him killed–the Jews wanted no part of such heresy. Jesus knew that He must and would die for one reason only. God must pay the price for all the iniquity (selfishness)in the universe, thereby becoming “Perfect Love”.
So, let your “common sense” be your guide. Would you rather have an idea of God dreamed up by astrologers/sages 6-8000 years ago which explains nothing and has led to constant turmoil since, or would you choose a modern irrefutable definition of God which explains all. My common sense says the latter. With that understanding, and only with that understanding, is the concept of “universal like-mindedness” possible. That understanding is the only path to world peace. With that understanding, I have called for recognition and acceptance by all people of the “World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality”. Simply stated, that concept recognizes that God’s Brand is stamped on each of us. As such, we are all brothers-and sisters. We all would be of one mind-set with a common sense definition of the Essence of God.
I am not unaware that this line of thought is foreign to most. However, if you opened your minds and hearts to “Common Sense”, it might cease to seem foreign.
As an adjunct and guide to this understanding, I would encourage everyone to read my little philosophy book, Wilderness Cry. Available Amazon, Kindle, ET AL.