During the last thirty years or so I have become more and more aware of the disconnect between Religion and Spirituality. On the surface one might consider those two concepts as being more or less one and the same—far from it. When we dig below the surface of any and all religions we find the same malady (sickness). Each of its kind, in turn, is afflicted with a variant strain of the same virus. Each is attempting, and I might say rather successfully, to control your mind and your purse. Each tells you that they offer something special which none other can offer. Furthermore, each is continually trying to convert ( steal) other groups members, and for what purpose?—more money, power, influence.
So how is it possible that 7+ billion people can be so divided over what seemingly should be a rather simple subject, God, Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Brahma etc. The answer is very simple— no one knows about whom they speak. No one has ever defined the essence of their Supreme Being– that is, no one before me. And that simple, singular fact is responsible for all the confusion and conflict in the universe. Spirituality is impossible. All we have is divisive, destructive religion.
Just what is religion anyway? Religion may be defined as a set of cultist practices aimed at a mythical god either as appeasement for our offenses or for gaining favor over others (a higher place in heaven). You may scream and kick and call me a heretic and blasphemer, but then, all I ask you to do is to define the essence of your god—and I will show you post-haste that your god is a myth—you can’t define it—I did. Because of a lack of that essential definition, we have in the world 33,000 so-called Christian religions alone—to say nothing about all the sub-sects of the other Great religions of the world.——–Spirituality is impossible.
Three years ago after 60+ years of intense study and deliberation, I was finally able to define the essence of God (Supreme Being). I published that definition and expounded on many of its ramifications in my little book Wilderness Cry-A Scientific And Philosophical Approach to Understanding God And the Universe. I show in unmistakable terms how the concepts of God as portrayed in the Old Testament are pure mythology. The Israelites conjured up a god right out of their own play-book. They carried him around on their shoulders so they had total control of his whereabouts; they bargained with him down to the last penny (person); they offered him sacrifices in appeasement. Moreover, they proclaimed him to be their god alone—their god would eventually restore the Kingdom in the form of a new paradise here on earth just or them—to hell with everyone else. Does anyone besides me see the cynicism in that ideation?—-aren’t we pretty much stuck with the same today?
You may say what does that have to do with anything?—and I say everything. Without an essential definition, god is a myth—there is a different god for every person who ever lived. Each person’s god is no more than what each can imagine—just like Santa Claus. Priest and preacher wag their tongues incessantly about god, and all you can do is listen and imagine. Personally I was painted a picture of a grizzled old man sitting in bust-like form in the clouds—sometimes he was smiling—mostly he was scowling.
But then as we become educated as to the enormity and make-up of our universe, we are forced to reconsider this god of ours—how could that old man lord it over an entire universe so vast that no human mind can comprehend it? Consider this—the universe contains trillions of galaxies, each of which contain billions and trillions of stars (suns) and each of which are billions and trillions of miles apart. Out Milky Way galaxy alone is so vast that it would take a beam of light traveling 186,000 m/sec, 100,000 years to reach the other side. We also know that everything in this universe is made of identical tiny particles of energy—there are several different types but each is identical to its counterparts and each is perfect in form and function. Furthermore, there is not a single one more nor less than when first created 13.7 billion years ago. Now that is pure perfection That knowledge not only allowed but mandated my definition of the essence of God. So therefore, GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING.
Perfect rationality demands an ‘intellect’ which knows all and a ‘will’ which achieves all. It not only allows for, but demands, the existence of Trinity God. More importantly, it demands that every particle of energy (quantum) be branded with the Holy Spirit (Will, Love, Acceptance) of God or it could not exist. That, my friends, is SPIRITUALITY—the understanding and acceptance that the spirit of God is in everything and that everything is in God. Three years ago, I called for the World-wide Communion of Spirituality—and what is that? It is the understanding and acceptance that we and every gravid object in God’s universe are bound in a common cloak of his Holy Spirit (Spirituality).
Religion, then, becomes the antithesis of Spirituality—it always has—hence we have perpetual discord. Instead of uniting us in Spirituality, Religion divides us with greed and hatred.
In my recently published little book Peace in Spirituality, I demonstrate clearly the problems religion creates. Furthermore, I show that a ‘religious’ world can never be at peace—only a ‘Spiritual’ world can have peace.
For your consideration, I have includes Press Releases and short video trailers of my two books prepared by my publisher, Covenant Books. You will note that Covenant describes my Wilderness Cry as ‘A shining beacon of wisdom’. You be the judge.