ALL-POWERFUL GOD–HILARY L HUNT MD

Do you remember when you first became aware that there was a God who made you and everything else in our world?  Depending upon our specific religious upbringing, it is likely that most of us were instilled with that understanding at a young age ranging from five to seven. Those raised in atheistic families may have developed that awareness from classmates or playmates at an older age. Regardless, one would need to have been raised in total isolation to have avoided that understanding. Those of us raised in a Christian tradition know that entity as God—others call it Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Brahma, etc. And each of those groups assigned specific attributes to their Deity. Indigenous people everywhere recognized hundreds of deities with specific names and duties.

According to the Old Testament, The Hebrews came to recognize a singular God who was responsible for everything in their universe including creation of the universe itself. They imagined their God as being totally separated from his creation—an overlord who was all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving. However, there was a ‘catch’ to the all-loving part—his love was conditional based on us and how we behaved. If we were good, he lavished us with all sorts of glorious wealth. Contrarily, if we disobeyed him, he would unleash his immeasurable anger and wrath upon us in a most vengeful way—pestilence, famine, enslavement, disease etc. In fact, the entire Israelite tribe was forced by famine to become enslaved for forty years by the Egyptians.

As an afterthought, have you ever wondered how or why the Egyptians came to be so successful? — after all, their god was pagan. I suppose, one could say God set the Egyptians up in wealth and grain just to teach the Israelites a lesson and, later, teach the Egyptians a lesson as well—seems like that’s what the narrator had in mind.

The point I’m getting to is the manner in which God’s all-powerful ability was imagined and demonstrated—it was, in fact, a purely human imagination at work. Of course, God was not finished with them. The Good Book relates a plight of the poor unfortunate Jews which was unrelenting in God’s wrath—an endless saga of misdeeds resulting in God’s all-powerful torment. Even Moses, their supreme leader, doubted God’s power—that doubt cost him a trip to the Promised Land.

So, lets fast forward to Jesus of Nazareth. By that time, God’s ongoing torment had allowed the Jews to be conquered by the Romans. But the sly Jewish leaders weren’t about to be outdone by God—they had a racket going and were not the least bit inclined to give it. The hierarchy of Judaism were bilking their subordinates while, at the same time, allowing them to be enslaved by the Romans without resistance. The Romans, on the other hand, were happy with the arrangement, because their resources had become depleted from continuous conquests, and they were happy with ‘the government within a government arrangement’.

The brilliant Jesus understood that picture well and, like all traitors before him, he became determined to rectify the situation. He was an insurrectionist but in a different way from the many who came before him—they all plotted in one way or another to overthrow both the Jewish government as well as the Romans. They were determined to have freedom from human oppression—they all met the same fate. They all were traitors, and all were crucified—the fate reserved explicitly for traitors.

Jesus had a different plan. It was not to be a physical overthrow of government—it was to be a supervise overthrow through re-educating the Jewish people about who God really was. Their God was mean—his God was All-Love. By virtue of that All-Love, God is All-Power, and All-knowing. Jesus was the first recorded person to recognize the presence of God in everything. Francis of Assisi and Meister Eckhart are notable others.

So, please now allow me to explain how God is All Powerful by virtue of his All-Loving nature. Before there was time, God existed in eternity in a state known as The Singularity—the universe did not exist. With his perfect intellect, God envisioned all the perfect particles of energy of which everything in existence is made, and with his Perfect Will (the Holy Spirit) he said “I love that, I choose that, I will that”—instantly all those particles appeared and began doing perfectly what they were designed to do—Time began. Collectively, those particles represent God’s reflection and are The Son Of God (second person of Trinity). The perpetual love relationship between God and His creation is the Holy Spirit (the Will Of God) which keeps them perfect. Since they are each perfect in form and function, are unchanging and unchangeable, and indistinguishable one from another of its kind, like God, they exist in eternity—they are God. Yet, they compose every gravid entity in existence, each of which is constantly changing which gives us time– the measure of change.

Now let’s consider the source of power. Emphatically, all power in our universe is vested in all the particles of energy which represent God’s Perfect Intellect and his Perfect Will. The instant they were released, they set about doing what they were designed to do. In their so doing they created a result, and that result generated other consequences ad infinatum. So, we see then that everything that has ever happened or will ever happen is the direct consequence of all the consequences which went before beginning with the Big bang. There is no power in this universe that is not a direct consequence of the initial consequence. Every authority, every truth (knowledge), every gravity, every nuclear reaction, every energy of any sort is the direct consequence of God’s Perfect Rationality. We can and must readily see and accept that God cannot possibly change himself—even he must accept his own perfection.

What then are the consequences of God’s All-Power? Simply this—nothing unnatural (outside of God’s perfect rational order) can possibly occur. If it were possible for such to occur, we would have to admit to God’s schizophrenia—not a chance.

With that knowledge and understanding, where does that leave us mere mortals who for centuries have been brainwashed into thinking God can do anything he wants, even outside his own realm of perfection? I don’t know about you, but I can tell you about me—it left me buried in one gigantic ball of bewilderment, confusion, and quandary. My common sense and intuition told me the Biblical God did not exist—it was a myth, but I didn’t know why. Finally, I discovered the ‘why’—everyone talked about God, but no one could tell me who or what he is— I had to discover that for myself. Finally, after sixty-five years, in unbelievable ecstasy, I discovered his hiding place—God is a Perfect rational being outside of whom no truth exists.

The ramifications of that revelation are staggering–all religion ever proposed or practiced is illegitimate. All prayer, except a contrite acknowledgement of our selfish relationship with our fellow man, and thanksgiving to our God for our existence, is illegitimate. Begging God to do something contrary to his very nature is blasphemous. Physical miracles are impossible.

Yes, God is All-Power within the domain he, himself created—he does not have the power to change his Perfect Rationality. What, then, should be our attitude about our religion? I have observed that most churches seem to have evolved into a communal feel-good organization, and I believe that feel-good is good. However, it should not be exclusionary as I have observed it to be in so many cases. Don’t you believe that we would be better off if we had just one feel-good organization, where everyone was on the same page with God? I do, and because of that, four years ago I issued a call for The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality, which entails the understanding and acceptance that the Spirit of God is imprinted onto each particle of energy of which we are made, and as such we, and all creation are one, with and in God.

For better understanding, please read my little books, Wilderness cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. They are available Amazon-Kindle, and from me, handg@comcast.net

Just for kicks, you might like my little book, Growing Up on Fancy farm Kentucky.

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RIDICULOUS–HILARY L HUNT MD

The word ridiculous is generally used to imply scorn, mockery, disbelief—maybe even simplemindedness. We use and hear it used in everyday conversation on a routine basis. That ‘routine’ basis is frequently responsible for young ears picking up the term and using it without having a clue about its meaning. On that very note, I’ll relate a humorous story.

Several years ago, I needed to make a trip to a neighboring county’s Health Department to obtain a permit for a septic system for a new bathroom we were installing at our farm and hunting club. My two-year-old granddaughter was visiting at the time, and I asked her if she would like to go with me. Eagerly, she went rushing to my truck. After appropriate assurances to her mother, I loaded her into a car-seat and away we went. She was rather quiet during the first twenty-mile leg of our trip. However, after arriving in the Health Department office, she took over—telling everyone there what to do. From there, we were accompanied by a technician to our farm to make appropriate assessment of layout and soil conditions. After arriving, true to form, miss ’know-it-all’ began giving instructions—both the technician and I were amused to the point of laughter. After the assessment was completed, we departed for home—the route home was different from the one used to get to farm. About halfway home, there is a two mile stretch of strait road—miss ‘know-it-all’ was jabbering wildly in the back seat. Because of my bad ears and the road noise, I couldn’t decipher anything she was saying. So, as we completed a right turn, I simply pulled off the road and, looking back at her, said, “now, what are you saying missy”. She looked directly at me and, with a dramatic demeanor said, “It is just ridiculous”—no explanation. I laughed till my sides hurt. I am reasonably certain she had no idea what that term meant— just as reasonably certain she had heard it used emphatically and repeatedly by her mother. Hope you enjoyed that bit of humor.

The ridiculosity I wish to address today is the number of so-called Christian religions and sects on our earth. How can it be that thirty-three thousand groups can rightfully lay claim to the straightest pathway to heaven or, possibly, the only way to heaven? Does anyone other than I wonder about that? I can truthfully say that I began such wondering and questioning at a very young age, but I had no answers and knew not where to look for them. However, that lack of information did not deter my determination to uncover the truth wherever it lay.

To my amazement and chagrin, it became obvious to me that all religions were wrong. And how am I allowed to say that? I discovered that not a single one of them had defined or could define the essence of their god. I know for certain that nothing in our universe has meaning without an ‘essential definition’—God included. With that in mind, I became determined to define my God’s essence—it took me sixty to sixty-five years of intense quandary, study, investigation, and open-minded understanding to accomplish the feat. It was absolutely necessary for me to shed all biases and pre-instilled misinformation before the Truth became obvious—that Truth, of course is God. God is all-truth. There can be no truth in this universe outside the Perfect Rationality whom I call God.

A quick overview hopefully will help. After Jesus’ death, nothing was written about him for fifteen years and that writing was done by Paul (Saul of Tarsus) who freely admits that he never knew or met Jesus. In fact, he was persecuting the Jews who were following Jesus’ teachings. Saul was a Jew with a Roman citizenship. He freely admits to having some type of overwhelming emotional reaction while on his way to Damascus to persecute them. It was during that reaction that he came by his knowledge of Jesus and his teachings. While I cannot prove it, my strong suspicion is that Paul’s information about Jesus came directly from the people he was persecuting. His ‘reaction’ likely was an uncontrollable fear generated by the sudden realization he was persecuting God, himself. Be that as it may, besides Paul’s letters, northing further was written for another fifteen years until Paul’s companion, John Mark, wrote the first Gospel—he, likewise, never knew Jesus. Sometime later Matthew who did know Jesus copied Mark’s Gospel and embellished it on both ends. Somewhat simultaneously, Luke who was a Greek did likewise, but Matthew and Luke openly contradict each other in their Gospels. Some sixty years after Jesus’ death, John, the apostle who had been banished to the island of Patmos, composed his Gospel which completely omits the last supper story except for the washing of the apostles’ feet by Jesus. By the way, John is reported to have been completely illiterate, so, his writings were done by his followers.

Before his banishment, John, Peter, and James had establish a hierarchy of sorts through transfer of power by ‘laying on of hands’—bishops were established. It was a given that a bishop was the absolute authority in his jurisdiction—usually, he was the richest and most influential person in his community.

As Christianity of sorts spread westward to Europe and North Africa, many bishoprics were established. Most Christian teaching and observation were spread by word of mouth. Some writings were copied and distributed thought the land. Since there was a need for a great many copies, it sems certain that major mistakes and deliberate alterations were made to suit the whims of local bishops. By the time Jesus had been dead three hundred years or so, there were eighteen-hundred bishops in the Roman Empire, and they were squabbling severely among themselves—many different teachings and beliefs prevailed creating overt hostilities among them.

Emperor Constantine reasoned that it would be wiser to make Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire rather than attempt forcing them into cooperating with him. Accordingly, he called a general council of all the bishops at Nicaea. It seems very ridiculous that only one hundred eighty or so attended. Be that as it may, Constantine commissioned them to form a religion of their liking—it would be enforced by the Roman army to the death or banishment of any dissenter.

 Had they been truly holy men who knew, loved, and respected Jesus, the religion they formed would have put themselves in a subservient position just as Jesus reportedly taught them to do. It seems very likely they thought that ideation to be ridiculous, so, they formed a religion which put themselves in positions of unquestioned power—the Holy Roman Catholic Church was formed, and it was formed directly from the Jewish ritualistic, ‘sacrificial’ playbook—the very religion that Jesus despised, and which got him killed for saying so openly. That seems unbelievably ridiculous to me. In retrospect, they were not holy men at all—they were self-serving scallywags.

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As might be expected, such a corrupt institution was doomed to failure, and fail it did. First, it split into because of power struggles. The remaining Roman Church final split over both dogma differences and corruption resulting in the Protestant Reformation. Since then, the spinoffs have been rapid-fire ostensibly because of different interpretations of the bible, but ultimately always about power, control, and money. The Eastern Church continued to fragment along both different dogma and ethnic lines.

It seems so ridiculous that the very institution which purported to advance Jesus and his teachings has proven to be his worst adversary.

So, with that condensed historical summary one must ask; “what is the remedy? How can Jesus’ and his Father’s Church be reconciled to him”? The answer seems ridiculously simple to me—all must become likeminded. And how do we do that? Again, a ridiculously simple answer—we must all recognize and worship the same God. And who is that God? Again, a ridiculously simple answer. That God is a Perfect Ration Being. That God permeates every particle of energy of which everything in this universe is made. That Perfect Energy contains all truth in this universe. Jesus told us that—it seems stupendously ridiculous that absolutely no on in position of authority listened or cared—there was no power, control, or money in Jesus’ plan. They eagerly destroyed him and conveniently distorted his word for their own selfish gain—and that ridiculous beat goes on, even today, to the detriment of mankind.

But God doesn’t really care—God has no cares—he is Perfect and with his Perfect Love, he accepts us the way we are. We are the ones who suffer—we are the ones fighting, killing, stealing and, maiming each other, worldwide.

 By defining God’s essence with a ridiculously simple six little words (God is a Perfect Rational Being), I have presented a ridiculously obvious pathway to permanent peace. However, the world is blind. Jesus told us that. He said, “The Kingdom of God is spread out all over the Earth and you don’t see it”.

Please read my ridiculously plainspoken books with an open mind. I’ll guarantee one thing—read them with an honest, open mind and you will gain an entirely different view and understanding of your God, your preacher, and your fellowman. You do not have to quit going to your church, but when you do go, you will have a ridiculously different understanding of what you hear and see. Read Wilderness Cry first—maybe re-read it. Then you’ll understand Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. If you want to know more about me with some added humor, read growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky.

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JUST AND MERCIFUL GOD–HILARY L HUNT MD

Today, I want to address, what I consider to be, one of the most ill-conceived concepts in Christianity—just and merciful God. I have heard that term used by priests and preachers all my life, likely to the count of no less than a million times. As a child aged five, studying and being instructed in Roman Catholicism, until this very day, the barrage of such statements has continued incessantly. Early on, not knowing any better, I accepted that concept without question. However, as I grew older in both age and understanding, I began questioning the existence of such a god. Even though I knew the bible and general Christian teaching regarding God, the concept of Just and Merciful could not be reconciled with my understanding of God as being all loving—there was a disconnect which I could not comprehend.

Gradually, as I perceived all religion to be about power and control, and being bewildered by my lack of understanding, the basic problem came to light for me—the god of whom they all spoke was a pure myth because not a single religion nor religious leader had defined or was able to define the essence of that god—neither could I.

Even though I could not define God’s essence and knowing that nothing has meaning without an essential definition, I embarked on a journey of understanding so I might be able to do so. Meanwhile, with ‘tongue in cheek’, I was forced to accept what I had been taught.

Searching for answers, I investigated every avenue available to me. The most obvious place to search were my priests. When I questioned them about God’s essence, the typical response was a scornful frown or retort— ‘Don’t be asking questions. Just do as you are told.

 Information resources were scant before the days of PCs, but I read everything I could find. It became very apparent to me that the god I had learned about was schizophrenic. On the one hand, a human concoction dreamed up by the Israelites and patterned exactly after their own selfish, controlling, vengeful, and demeaning ways—their method was ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’, and so was their god’s method. On the other hand, I had been taught God was all loving—those two concepts just didn’t jive. Therefore, I had to continue my struggle to define my God’s essence.

Finally, after sixty years, my inquisitiveness was rewarded. I had known forever that everything in the universe was made of atoms which were composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons, but I didn’t know what the protons and neutrons were composed of. I knew that the protons and neutrons were responsible for nearly all the weight of everything—they love each other and want to ‘snuggle’ together as tightly as possible. However, I did not know that the electrons were responsible for giving substances the appearance of being solid—they hate each other and are totally standoffish, making most things seem solid. Then, I learned that each of those sub-particles (quanta) are perfect in every way—they exist in eternity. Despite that, they collectively, make up everything existing in the material, perpetually changing world–our universe. Are we not describing God when we speak of an entity which is perfect in all respects, is unchanging and unchangeable, and not only exists in eternity, but also exists in every material object in existence—a Perfect Rationality outside of which no truth can exist in this universe?

There, I just did it for you. Very humbly, I defined the essence of our God—God is a Perfect Rational being. That Perfect Rationality is present in everything existing in our universe—that Perfect Rationality is energy.  You might object, noting that thoughts and concepts generated by thoughts are not material—I would respond that they are energy, generated, emanated, and controlled by electrical impulses running through the brains of living, changing entities. However, the Source never changes—It is Perfect—It Is God. It has no human-like head, hair, nor body, as we have been led to believe—do we not say that Jesus is ‘seated at the right hand of the Father’? Neither God nor Jesus has a butt upon which to sit—they are Eternal Spirit. Just as an electron or photon has no body, neither does God, of which they are.

So, with that understanding, we come to realize that God is everything and everything is God. Is God guilty of misdeeds? Can he possibly have ‘mercy’ on himself? I think not. God is, in fact, Perfect Love which means he cannot possibly reject any part of himself. Remember, we are God’s children—he is ‘our substance’— he makes up our essence’.

With that in mind, I would propose that we should cringe each time we hear that totally nonsensical proposition, ‘just and merciful god’—that’s the mythical god dreamed up by the Hebrews and perpetuated by the Jewish-minded Christians who formed the first official catholic (universal) church. Justice, of course, means we have done evil and, therefore, deserve punishment. Remember, they did so at the behest of Roman Emperor Constantine with his assurance that whatever they determined would be enforced by the Roman Army—can you imagine them not putting themselves in a self-serving, controlling position? —I can’t.

Religions, in general, and the three Abrahamic religions, specifically, have attempted to control us by making us feel ‘guilty’ for being God’s normal creatures. In so doing, they have fostered divisiveness, hostility, and above all, mental (emotional) illness. At one time, that mental illness grew so bad to prompt G Rattray Taylor, in his very thorough and astute book, Sex in History, to describe Medieval Europe as ‘one giant cesspool of psychosis’. That condition has improved somewhat in modern times for one reason only— young people are ignoring such foolishness. However, the world is still chocked full of middle aged and older neurotics and psychotics generated by guilt driven religion. If you have not already done so, you could relieve much of your guilt by reading my three philosophy books. Wilderness Cry-a scientific and philosophical approach to understanding God and the universe, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic— Amazon-Kindle, and handg@comcast.net. Also, it Is likely that many of you may not have read my little book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. I believe you would truly enjoy it.

GOD AND HIS PERFECT TRUTH SYSTEM–HILARY L HUNT MD

We may define a ‘truth’ as any consequence logically emanating from a given fact or set of known facts. For instance, we know, factually, that one mole (gram molecular weight) of NaCl (table salt) is composed of one mole of sodium and one mole of Chlorine. Also, we know, factually, that both a feather and a fifty-pound lead ball, falling in a vacuum in the earth’s atmosphere, fall exactly sixteen feet the first second after their release. Furthermore, we know those truths and millions more by virtue of the ‘scientific process’ which is exemplified by postulation, experimentation, observation, and repetition producing identical results. That process would be meaningless and nonsensical if we and it did not exist in a ‘perfect truth system’. And just what is a ‘perfect truth system? It is a system composed of fundamental truths outside of which there can be no recognizable truth.

And where do those fundamental truths come from. Explicitly, they come from the perfect truth found in each fundamental particle of energy in our universe. Notice I said, ‘our universe’. If there are other universes, as Stephen Hawking suggested, and they are using the identical truth system as ours, it is likely, but not certain, they would already have been discovered. There may be billions, or trillions of universes intermingled with ours. If so, each would likely be using a different ‘truth system’ which would not be readily recognized, or recognizable at all, by us—our truths represent ‘our scientific knowledge base—our ‘language’, so to speak, and each of theirs would have a different type of knowledge base or ‘truth system’. Likely, we would not be able to have an awareness of their existence and vice versa.

So, where did out ‘truth system come from and how did it come to be? Did it just happen, or is there someone or something responsible for it? Our scientists have been debating that question for centuries.

 Near-ancient people, knowing no science, attributed it to a god, or many gods. Centuries later, whoever authored the Book of Genesis, presumably a Hebrew, deduced there was a ‘singular God’ responsible for it all. In their total ignorance of any scientific facts, the Hebrews ascribed all sorts of attributes to their God—all powerful, all-knowing, loving, just, wrathful, demanding, and, most importantly, negotiable. At their negotiating table, they worked out pacts or treaties, known as covenants, with ‘him’. Notice I said, ‘him’—God had to be male— a female’s standing in society was lower than common slaves. First, the Hebrews became God’s ‘chosen’ people, to the abandonment of all others. After their first contract failed—not certain which side broke it— God unleashed his wrath onto them. But then God repented and, while negotiating a new contract with them, he promised to never again abandon them. Furthermore, he promised to send a messiah who would ‘restore paradise’ just for them. However, once again, they surmised that their wrathful God needed appeasement as an enticement to keep his word. That assumption generated the need for sacrificial religion, and four to five thousand years later, it is still alive and well.

So, with that short overlay review, we see one side of the debate covered—God was responsible for it all. However, no person nor group has been able to define the essence of that (their) God. On the other hand, those who study such things scientifically have been skeptical of such a god—most of them surmised it all just happened.

 As scientific investigation and understanding have plodded along, it does seem certain that the scientists have one thing correct—it all started with a ‘Big Bang’ which amounted to the instantaneous and simultaneous release of all ‘truth particles’ of energy in our universe. Those particles of energy contain all the knowledge existent in our ‘Perfect Truth System’. They exist in several different species such as photons, electrons, quarks, bosons, etc. Each particle is perfect in both form and function, each is indistinguishable from its counterparts, none is changing nor changeable, not one, more nor less, exists today than existed at the time if the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. They all are said to have been released from ‘The Singularity’. That Singularity, I call God.

Collectively, all particles represent and exhibit a ‘Perfect Rationality in our ‘Truth System’. That observation and understanding lent credence to me for accepting the existence of a Perfect Rational Being who I call God, because that term is recognized worldwide. Not only that, but that understanding mandated my definition of my God’s essence—God is a Perfect Rational Being. Absolutely nothing can be added nor subtracted from that ‘essential definition’. The implications of that definition are staggering. That definition of God’s essence invalidates all religion—it invalidates most of the Bible (there are a few statements in the New Testament which seem to be true) —it makes physical miracles an absolute impossibility. It demonstrates that all present concepts of God are pure myth based on ignorance, superstition, astrology, and imagination, none of which have any relevance in our ‘Perfect Truth System’. Collectively, those Perfect Particles of Energy exist in eternity—they are God.

It is my understanding that, as the fields of Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Astrophysics, and related sciences have been steadily developed, an increasing number of scientists are accepting the concept of a Perfect Rational Being, a Supreme Being, or God. Of course, no one can prove or disprove God’s existence—that is the one thing we must either accept or reject as a matter of faith—I choose to accept it.

The New Testament of the Bible contains various and varying accounts of the Life of Jesus of Nazareth. I sincerely believe that most of what was/is written has been done by ignorant people who had a bias about what they wrote. The one thing that Jesus seemed to understand well was that God is in all things and all things are in God. Also, Jesus knew that God, his Father, and our Father, is Perfect Love. Jesus despised religion—he knew it was bogus and freely said so—they killed him for that. He told us that love was our only duty—love God and love our neighbor.

 Yesterday’s homily, delivered by my pastor at Sunday morning mass, explicitly stated those same sentiments about God and his Perfect Love—it is the very first time I have ever heard that from any pulpit or seen it in any writing. I was never taught those concepts in my religious discipline, which amounted to fifteen years of rigorous training—hurrah, hurrah, hurrah for my pastor—he broke the mold.

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Now back to the possibility of other Truth Systems. If any such exist, it would, by necessity, constitute another universe different from ours. Likewise, the Perfect Rationality exhibited in that universe would, by necessity, represent another Perfect but different Rational Being, and it would only have domain in that universe. Likely, we will never know. However, never is a terribly long time—the codebreakers have an eternity to get the job done. Obviously, none of us need busy our little minds worrying about it.

All we need be concerned about is keeping Jesus commands for us to love our God with our all , and to love our neighbor as ourselves—whew!!!. What a task!!!.

As most of you know, I have written extensively about our God and his Perfect Truth System. For those of you who have not been exposed to them, my books Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic develop that philosophy quite succinctly. All are available Amazon-Kindle and at handg@Comcast.net. In addition, you might enjoy my little semi-autobiography, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky.

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EXPECTATIONS–HILARY L HUNT MD

Do you have expectations? Of course, you do. Almost every living entity in the universe has expectations. And just what is an ‘expectation’? It is a strong belief or anticipation that something will happen in the future. That ‘future’ may entail any timeframe from a nanosecond to billions or trillions of years. And where do expectations come from? Very simply, all expectations come from preconditioning generated by every one of that being’s previous experiences. For rational and irrational creatures alike, that composite of experiences amounts to each creature’s total psychic or personality development. As Popeye would say, “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam. I’m Popeye the sailor man”. For so-called irrational creatures, the farther removed from rationality in the evolutionary scale one goes, the less obvious those characteristics become, but they are there, nonetheless.

All expectations are based on learned experiences and each individual, rational or irrational, has millions or, possibly billions of them. For instance, most entities have an expectation that the sun will rise daily. However, there are some animals which have no such expectation because they live in total darkness—they never see light. Most expect that food, water and shelter will be available on a timely basis, but not all, because many have no guaranteed supply; note the number of homeless humans and stray animals.

On a more intimate note, seemingly, when a human couple marry, they expect to stay married forever—the high divorce rate says differently. Canada geese do, in fact, mate for life. If one of them dies from any cause, the remaining mate will wander the flyways continually looking for its mate. I and my hunting companions observed what appeared to be the same goose over a ten-year period, flying and honking incessantly, always out of gun range and never responding to our decoys or calling—not knowing what death is, it was continually searching for its lost mate. On the other hand, I have witnessed as many as five green headed male mallard ducks mate with a single female, in rapid-fire fashion, with little resistance on her part—obviously, different species are programmed differently.

I could rattle on and on about expectations—we all have millions which have been programed into is by our learning experiences, and no where is that more obvious than in the field of religion. It is likely, that most of us have been programmed with certain expectations through religious training. And, since there are likely as many as one hundred thousand religions in the world, with each one teaching a different ideation about a mythical god, it is an absolute guarantee that no two individuals have identical expectations from that god.

Like most trained in other religions, I was rigorously trained in Roman Catholicism by my Catholic sister teachers. I was taught that basically every God-given instinct in me was extremely sinful, and if I gave in to any natural instinct, I would go straight to hell and burn forever, if I died before I confessed that sin to a priest. I was taught to pray to all the so-called saints and Virgin Mary to intercede for me so that God would be less angry with me and that he would even protect me from terrible storms etc. I observed that as our entire Catholic community came together often and prayed for God to perform a miracle and make it rain, or to stop the rain and flooding, or cure someone’s terrible ailment, nothing ever happened—our prayers were never answered. It became obvious to me that God was not the least bit interested in satisfying our expectations. When I asked my priest why God wouldn’t answer our prayers, because, after all, we were ‘God’s elite’, he said to me. “It is God’s will”.

That singular three-word statement told me that literally everything I had been taught was incorrect—therefore, all my expectations about God were bogus. I was thirteen years old at the time, and not knowing how it would happen, I determined right then to discover the ‘truth’ about God. At that moment, I ‘embarked on a journey of understanding’, That journey led me to an entirely different understanding of God and, of course, an entirely different ‘set of expectations’ concerning him. My journey of understanding lasted sixty years. That is when I discovered Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). Particle physics demonstrates that everything in this universe is made of particle of energy which are perfect in both form and function, are indistinguishable from their counterparts, are unchanging and unchangeable and can be in innumerable places simultaneously—they exhibit a perfect rationality— they exist in eternity—they are God. Immediately the lights came on in my understanding. Finally, I knew who God is and literally all my expectations about him and religion did an about-face.

God is a Perfect Rational being. That understanding told me that each expectation I had been taught about God was totally erroneous. Consequently, all religion I am aware of is in total error. With that understanding, my journey took a sudden change of course—I must tell the world. I had done something never before done—I had defined the essence of God—the world must know immediately.

Accordingly, I sat right down and began penning my little book WILDERNESS CRY-A scientific and philosophical Approach to Understanding God and The Universe. In that book I explain my journey of understanding, and I explore the basic principles emanating from it. The implications of God’s Essence are staggering and literally shred all concepts of mythical religions which includes every religion known to me. One momentous derivative of God’s Perfection is his Perfect love. Perfect Love is defined as ‘acceptance without expectations’. SO, God loves us unconditionally which means he expects nothing from us in return. Jesus told us that; ‘love your God with your all and love your neighbor as yourself (paraphrased).

In my books Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, I carry many of God’s Perfect Attributes to their logical conclusion. In previous blogs, I expound on God’s Attributes of All-powerful, All-knowing, and All-Loving

Religion has thrown a massive blanket of guilt with resultant impending punishment over us. In its inception, religion might have been well intentioned and wrought through ignorance, but rapidly became a massive tool used by those in command to maintain their power over us and exercise control while simultaneously extracting our hard-earned wherewithal, all for their own edification—all under the guise of pleasing God and avoiding his wrath.

If you have not done so, you would do yourself a great service by reading Wilderness Cry. Go to Amazon, look it up and read the reviews—you will be impressed. In the meantime, expect nothing that your life’s experiences and common sense haven’t shown you.

For a little fun, check out Growing up in Fancy Farm Kentucky.


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A PREACHER’S GOD–HILARY L HUNT MD

The catastrophic events of last Saturday evening (12-11-21), involving massive tornadoes sweeping across five states causing death and destruction, have generated an immediate query in my mind about how you or your preacher may interpret God’s intention in allowing or even causing such events to happen. I suspect there may be as many opinions as there are preachers and individuals—so, let’s explore a few.

Some may consider those events as modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah treatment of Mayfield, Bowling Green, and Dawson Springs, Kentucky, plus many places in other states. Others may say God wanted to see who is faithful to him and is willing to beg him for protection, and, if they escape unscathed, to know that their prayers were answered—they had favor with God. The implication of that kind of thinking is, either those affected didn’t pray, or, if they did pray, God didn’t like them, so he ignored their prayers. In other words, God deliberately performed a miracle for some, but made a direct, intentional hit on others.

My suspicion is that most priests and preachers, except the most radical, would completely ignore the ‘why’ of God’s intention. If they say it is God’s will, they are setting a trap for themselves because they must explain why God would ‘will’ such a hurt on anyone or even an entire city. They can’t explain what God’s Will is because they do not know who God is—they cannot define God’s essence. If they did, in fact, define God’s essence as I have (God is a Perfect Rational Being), they would automatically eliminate the need for their existence in their present role as preacher, priest or rabbi. So, likely little is said—and that is sad.

What I have observed on social media is a flourish of ‘praying’ for the afflicted. The logical question then immediately arises—what are they praying for? What are their expectations? Are they expecting God to reverse his position and restore everything like nothing ever happened? Are they asking the very God who allowed this death and destruction to occur to suddenly, miraculously, put food, water, shelter, and clothing on the very people he nearly destroyed? Seems to me like that’s like trying to put air back into a busted balloon.

Obviously, all that praying is a total waste of time and energy because the God who willed that torment is not about to ‘change his mind’—he can’t—he’s Perfect.

So, what’s the praying about? I am proposing that it is a terribly misguided sense of expectation generated by religion—the absolute false belief that God can change his mind. If God could reverse 13.8 billion years of truth, neither he nor his truth would be Perfect—he would be an imposter—not a chance of that.

What, then, should we be doing? I believe we should feel and express our deepest sympathy for the unfortunate—we should immediately offer our assistance in whatever way possible. For most of us that would be financial aid supplied through reputable agencies. Many able-bodied people could offer physical assistance through hands-on manual labor and/or clearing equipment guided by designated managers. Mostly, we should stay out of the way of the assistance and clean-up effort—do not hamper the appropriate agencies efforts by being a nosey busybody.

Now let’s get back to the ‘why it happened’. Recognizing that our God is a Perfect Rational Being and knowing that 13.8 billion years ago our Perfect Being visualized every perfect particle of energy in existence and Loved them into being with his Perfect Will, the Holy Spirit, time began. Immediately, those particles began doing perfectly what they were designed to do and have continued to do so in perfect fashion ever since. Everything that has happened since and everything that will ever happen is a direct consequence of those particles ‘first move’.

So, after 13.8 billion years, the atmosphere in our area was so imbalanced, with high pressure in one area rushing to fill the relative void of low pressure in the other, the resultant ‘balancing act’ of nature created the catastrophe we have observed—and to think, it occurred after all these billions of years as a direct result of the trillions and trillions of consequences that went before—that is God’s perfection. Those similar ‘balancing acts’ of God’s Nature have occurred and will occur many more times, but never again in identical fashion—similar, yes, but never again identical. In fact, similar activity is occurring simultaneously worldwide on a regular and perpetual basis.

 When one throws a rock into a pack of dogs, the only dog that yelps is the one the rock hits—God’s perfection is perpetually throwing stones at us dogs. The entire universe is continually attempting to balance itself. God created it in an imbalanced attitude so change would be mandatory, and time would exist. If it ever succeeds in balancing itself, time will cease, and eternity will continue just as it was before God released his energy in the form of all the quanta in the universe 13.8 billion years ago. I read somewhere recently that some cosmologists are predicting our part of the universe will live another 100 trillion years before balancing itself—a number no one can comprehend. And the Jews carried the God of that creation around on their shoulders in a box (Arc of The Covenant)? —are you kidding me???

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So then, how can our priest or preacher explain the cause of such events, and furthermore, advise us how to think about them. If they tell us, “it is God’s Will”, which it absolutely is, they have ‘cooked their own goose’. All their preaching is senseless unless directed at the fact that God’s Will is ‘set in stone’—perfect, unchanging, and unchangeable, meaning prayers are useless. But they never admit to that. They are constantly bombarding us with guilt-driving concepts derived from the Bible and speculative theology, all for power, control, and money. Such preaching might even give some listeners a false sense of security and cause them to fail in taking proper precautions.

Our only justifiable prayers should be ‘thanks to God for giving us the intelligence to recognize his unrelenting Perfection, and the common sense to accept and cherish it’. Should we be angry with God? I think not. We simply must be aware that God’s perfection demands such events and be prepared to protect ourselves as best we can. That is the message our advisers (ministers) should be delivering to us. God’s perfection requires a perpetual litany of tumultuous, violent atmospheric, geologic, and cosmic events. No number of senseless prayers can change God’s mind (Will)—it has been pre-set from all eternity and is totally indiscriminate. God plays no favorites— never allow yourself to believe you are more special in God’s mind than anyone or anything that has ever existed or will ever exist.

When we as an entire human race come to that realization (meaning become likeminded), we can have peace. That like mindedness requires both an understanding and acceptance that the Spirit of God, The Holy Spirit, God’s Will, the Existence-giving Principle of everything, is imprinted onto every particle of energy of which everything in our universe is made. I call that ‘Spirituality’. Considering that understanding, several years ago, I called for ‘The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality’—our only pathway to peace.

I realize I’m ‘hard on religion’ but it’s for a very specific reason. I see religion as the cause of most or all the earth’s strife. I see religion as having it roots in the ignorance-stall of mythology, astrology, and superstition—it cannot possibly ‘bear truth’. Our preachers speak of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Who is the God of all the other billions and billions of people who have populated this earth— do they not have a God? I say yes—we all have the same identical God, the one and only Perfect Rational Being.

 But no religion I’m aware of knows that Perfect Rational Being. Due to ignorance, mythology, astrology, and superstition, every religion in the world has a different god. Guess what—those gods have been fighting and keeping the earth in perpetual turmoil since the beginning of recorded history. Each god is attempting to gain mastery over all others—and the beat goes on with strife, turmoil, grief, suffering and death as the consequence. Each god is envious of all others. Each is willing to fight to the bitter end to attain complete mastery over all for attainment of complete power and total control over all others for purposes of extracting their hard-earned money.

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So, can we ever become likeminded in The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality? Regrettably, it seems highly unlikely. That complete philosophy is presented and developed in my three books Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. You may learn more about me by reading Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon-Kindle.

AGGRIVATIONS, FRUSTRATIONS, DISAPPOINTMENTS, AND GOD’S PERFECTION–HILARY L HUNT MD

How many times in an average day do we experience frustrating aggravations and/or disappointments? I dare say most active people experience such unpleasant events many times each day. In my own personal life, while working in my gardens, I will notice at least a hundred daily—something is always snagged, out of line, or won’t function the way I want.

So, with that little intro, how should we react to such situations and, more importantly, why. Before we can logically address those questions, we must consider their source—and what is their source? God’s Perfection.

To help clarify and fully understand, let’s review what God’s Perfection is. I have defined God’s essence as ‘A Perfect Rational Being’ with no equal nor superior. That Perfect Rationality is exhibited by each tiny particle of energy of which everything in ‘our universe’ is made—notice, I said our universe. I am not suggesting there are other universes, but I can’t exclude the possibility. However, if such were the case, that universe would likely be the result of another Perfect Rationality with a different nature from ours. In other words, truth that pertains in our universe would not apply in the other. Sound crazy? Well maybe but hear me out.

The totality of knowledge (truth) in our universe is contained in all the quanta of energy of which everything is made and represents, not only the totality of our God’s Perfect Intellect, but also the imprint of his Perfect Will, The Holy Spirit. So, everything that happens in our universe is perfect for its set of circumstances. Furthermore, none of that would apply in a different universe where a different knowledge base (truth system) exists. In fact, it is entirely possible that neither would recognize the other or, even know the other exists.

All that talk about another universe with a different perfect rationality is, of course, purely speculative. Despite that fact, if another universe exists with the identical Truth System as ours, it would necessarily be generated by the same Perfect Rationality as ours—our God.

So, let’s get back to the nuances of everyday life. Before I became aware of our God’s essence, I reacted to them with anger, frustration, disappointment, disillusionment etc.—I simply didn’t want those frustrations. However, with my current understanding, I realized most of them were caused by me and my rebellious nature—I didn’t understand God’s Perfect rationality.

Now, I have to chuckle to myself and say, “that’s another example of God’s Perfection”. That ideation doesn’t lighten the workload, but it helps me to be more careful and patient. As an afterthought, I spend at least half my time talking to myself saying the same thing, “it’s God’s Perfection”.

I am constantly reminding myself that, if all those untoward actions and reactions did not occur and always in perfect fashion, nothing in this universe could or would be reliable and functional—everything would be a complete failure from its inception. That, of course, means we, nor anything we know of would be here.

It is God’s perfect knowledge-based truth system which makes everything possible including all our frustrations. Simultaneously, it is that same system which makes possible all the joy and happiness we experience for having accomplished something worthwhile using that identical system.

The System is Perfect—we just got to understand it and respect it for what it is— our God. We will never know and understand it all, but as a world society, we are learning more and more of God’s perfection daily. Meanwhile, that same knowledge has made it more likely that we may soon self-destruct, and for what reason? —power, control, and riches (money). The logical question then is, how did we come to this point?

The answer to that question is multifaceted, indeed, but from my perspective, the least common denominator of it all is lack of like mindedness about our creator God—our Perfect Rational Being. Every god of any kind ever suggested is a pure myth. Each person has his own god just as each child has its own Santa. Most of those gods have been deemed to be vengeful and demanding appeasement—and ‘religion’ came into being. One might think and certainly would hope that religion would be an ameliorating factor in promoting like mindedness. However, vast experience has shown us just the opposite. Religion of any and all kinds has been the most divisive factor of all. Not only has it fostered and promoted perpetual hostilities among themselves worldwide but, by its basic irrational nature, it has enticed solution-seekers to dream up more destructive schemes of societal function such as socialism and communism.

Just look at our globe today—it could go up in a giant fireball any second. And who is to blame? —irrational religion and ideologies. All religion is irrational because none I am aware of recognizes and respects our Perfect Rational Being as God. Until they  humble themselves to that recognition, there can be no like mindedness—therefore, no peace. Of course, doing so would negate the need for their existence, and that’s not likely to happen anyways soon.

So, having said all that, you can help the cause of like mindedness and peace immeasurably by doing the following: when anything you attempt hits a snag such as inadvertently setting a cup too close to the edge and have it crash into pieces, or slip on an icy step and sustain an injury, or playing with your phone while driving, wreck your car, or grapple with a piece of netting hanging one time after another, or a billion other such adversities, just quietly chuckle and say to yourself, “it’s God’s Perfection”. Then we are becoming more tolerant of our own and each other’s deficiencies—just as Jesus commanded, we are loving our God and our neighbor as ourselves.

I have written extensively on these subjects. If you have not already read Wilderness cry, please do so. Then Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic will ring true for you. Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky will tickle your fancy.

THANKSGIVING–HILARY L HUNT MD

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. God, 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, handg@comcast.net.

SUMMARY–GOD’S ESSENCE AND ACCIDENTS (ATTRINUTES)—HILARY L HUNT MD

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 handg@comcast.net.

GOD’S ACCIDENTS (ATTRIBUTES)—GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL–HILARY L HUNT MD

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 Perfect Intellect—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 (handg@comcast.net).

As a footnote, I am aware that other religions, namely Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism have been trapped by some of that same delusional thinking.