PUZZLE- Now here’s one for you—are you ever puzzled about anything? Just what is a puzzle anyway? I suspect we all have been exposed to crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Additionally. I suspect we all have been ‘puzzled’ by many events, ideas and/or philosophies we’ve encountered in our lives.
Strictly speaking, a puzzle is a game or problem that tests our ingenuity, brainpower and knowledge. Some puzzles are a ‘fun’ challenge to solve—many create consternation—others seem unsolvable. We may frequently experience confusion and/or frustration at our ineptness.
Likely, nowhere is that confusion and frustration more obvious than that experienced by the average ‘joe’ in attempting to solve the puzzle of irrational ‘religion’ and/or philosophy/ideology. In my particular case, it began at a very early age, seven. It grew by ‘leaps and bounds’ and by age thirteen, I was convinced that I had been presented with a puzzle of ‘monumental proportions’ which demanded solution. That ‘solution’ tested both my knowledge and determination for years. Finally, after roughly sixty years, and by the most unlikely circumstances, the solution to my puzzlement became clear.
And you might ask just what my puzzlement was about—and I would answer, ‘multiple considerations’ all, of which stem from lack of understanding of the nature (essence) of our God (Supreme Being, Yahweh, Allah, Buddha, Brahma etc.) Most of those puzzlements concerned my relationship with God, eternity, heaven, hell, purgatory, my soul, Trinity, prayer and mysteries—putting all of those considerations in a basket and shaking them up created one grant puzzle for me while at the same time creating unbelievable confusion, frustration and consternation.
However, no matter how impossible the task seemed to be, my determination persisted. Luckily, my knowledge base expanded exponentially when I had the good fortune to ‘stumble onto’ the science of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). That subject involves an evolutionary process of discerning, discovering , defining and observing the nature of the tiniest particles of energy which make up everything in existence—God.
For those who may not know, a quantum is the smallest particle of energy in existence which cannot be farther subdivided. There are, in fact, several varieties of these particles. Each has been given a name such as photon, electron, boson, etc. It is of particular interest to note that each is identical to and indistinguishable from its counterparts. Furthermore, each is ‘perfect in both form and function’—never changing nor changeable.
So, what are the implications of something that is perfect and both never changing nor changeable? Is that not exactly what eternity is—a state of being with no beginning nor end in which change (time) of any kind is impossible? Wow!!!!—the ‘lights came on’—my puzzle was solved.
Suddenly, I ‘knew’ who God is. I could and did actually ‘define God’s essence’. God is a Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality means that with its Perfect Intellect, It envisioned each and every particle of energy, all of which ‘mirror’ him. Of course, he loves himself and his own image—he cannot possibly reject something perfect. So, with his Perfect Will, he chooses, loves, accepts his image in perpetuity. Bingo—the ‘mystery’ of the Trinity solved—-one major piece of the puzzle conquered.
Suddenly, a completely new philosophy and understanding of everything was at hand. All organized religion was fallacious, since all were based on ‘false premises’.
God is Perfect, so his love is perfect. Therefore he cannot possibly reject himself. Since his image is imprinted onto each particle that makes up our being, we are him—as is every other gravid object in existence.
So, what are the implications? There are many, and each refutes concepts of humanistic religions. God’s Perfect love precludes any possibility of Hell, Purgatory, Limbo. Heaven (eternity) is a state of being of perfect happiness and Joy in God, not a place where everyone in running around meeting and greeting each other (a human concept). Therefore, there are no ‘higher places’ in heaven (a human concept). God is our ‘soul’—without God we have no soul—we have no existence. Prayer is a total waste (misplacement) of understanding of God—Begging God to change his nature and perform ‘miracles’ for us is really blasphemous—our only ‘justifiable’ prayer is ‘thank you God’. Thanksgiving is the meaning of the word Eucharist. Miracles are an impossibility—God cannot possibly ‘change’ his Perfect Nature—God can be neither ‘pleased’ nor ‘displeased’—God is all Love.
You may ask about Jesus—how does he fit into the picture? And, as I have explained many times before, I accept that Jesus was a true genius who saw exactly what I see—he didn’t have benefit of Quantum Mechanics. He recognized that God had created a 100% evil (selfish) world. He reasoned that since God had created an evil universe, he must make retribution by dying—thereby showing his ‘Perfect Love’. Jesus knew that God resided in him—he and everything in existence were ‘mirror images’ of God. Since he was the only one to know that, he saw himself as the ‘sacrificial lamb of God’. Willingly, but with great fear and trepidation, he accepted the fate—God’s Perfect Love was exposed.
So what about the ‘Last Supper’—what was Jesus saying to his apostles for the forty millionth and last time? He was attempting to instill an understanding that God is in all things including him and them as well as that bread and wine they were eating—we’ll never know whether or not he was successful—so distorted and corrupted is the bible. We have an inkling that maybe John did. In his letter he states ‘brothers, what we are now, we know we are children of God; what we are to become is to be determined. We do know that when we get to heaven we will be like God because we will see him as he truly is’ (paraphrased). Quite obviously, no one could see God as he ‘truly is’ except God himself—so, John seemed to recognize and understand what Jesus had been telling them.
So what about the word communion—some religions speak of Holy Communion. Yes it is communion and yes it is Holy Communion because it represents the commonality we all share—we all are imbued with the Holy Commonality of God’s presence in us—and everything else, I might add.
Now here is a concept which is somewhat staggering to me. Just for one moment consider this. We and every gravid object in existence are continually changing and evil (selfish). Therefore, we exist in a temporal (finite) world—we ,as everything else, will cease to exist some day. However, everything that makes our being is the prefect, unchanging particles of God’s energy which already exist in eternity—isn’t that amazing? Does that tickle your brain about your soul? God is your soul—he cannot possibly reject himself.
Most religion of any kind or fashion of which I am aware, while maybe in some instances well intentioned, is man-made, fashioned after human values of selfish control and greed, and more importantly based on false premises and ignorance. Buddhism and Hinduism seem, for the most part, to be different in that they are more contemplative—they are still trying to discern the exact nature of their Supreme Being. It would be helpful for them to study Quantum Mechanics.
I could go on and on about these subjects but I suspect you’d get bored. However I have developed this philosophy and carried it to its ultimate conclusion of a certain pathway to permanent ‘loving peace’. My two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality say it all in clear, concise terms. I sincerely trust that you will avail yourself of them—-Amazon et.al.