God’s Will is the other half of his Perfect Rationality. It is, in fact, the Holy Spirit. In our last correspondence, we discussed God’s Perfect Intellect which perceived and perceives all. That ‘all’ are the tiny particles of energy which make up every gravid existence and represents a ‘mirror image’ of their Generator whom we call God the Father. Cumulatively, those particles, being a mirror image of the Father, become God the Son. So, now we have two perfect, identical beings viewing each other. They have no choice except to ‘accept, love, choose, will’, each other. That is The Will of God—The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.
In former days, the Holy Spirit was called the Holy Ghost. I suspect that Holy Ghost stemmed from the superstition which pervaded early Christianity, as it still does. However, even though they had not the foggiest idea of what they were talking about, church leaders, a few years back, decided Ghost was a little too scary and replaced it with Spirit.
In my book Provocative catholic, I define spirit as ‘a driving force’, and the Holy Spirit as ‘The Existence Giving Principal’.
So, in simple language, with his Perfect Intellect God Perceived ‘all’ and said, “I like that “and with his Perfect Will, the Holy Spirit, he said “I will, love, choose” that ‘all’.
Thomas Aquinas’ philosophy which stems from Aristotle, and which was eagerly adopted by the Catholic Church, makes it appear that the intellect and will are independent of each other. That is to say, they operate totally independently of each other. I can prove to you that is incorrect. There is no such thing as ‘free will’. In a rational person, the will ‘must choose’ what the intellect perceives and presents to it as the ‘better of two choices’. In an irrational, psychotic, crazy, person, that is not the case. In fact, those people’s intellects frequently seem not to recognize the proper identity of things. Therefore, their choices do not meet the standards of rationality—they are ‘out of touch’ with reality, and they say and do things which are irrational.
You may say,” what about a murderer, rapist or bank robber. They make the choice to do those things?’ And I say, they make the choice because their intellect tells them that those choices are the better. That, of course, has to do with ‘personality development’.
That very concept goes to the heart of our western world legal system. Instinctively, we want revenge with punishment for criminals. Jesus never rejected anyone—he called some hypocrites, others, a ‘pit of vipers’, and still others ‘a den of thieves’ because of their using religion to bilk their subordinates. He was a traitor because he was preaching God’s Love versus their preaching a vengeful God who demanded sacrifice.
As a sidelight, a momentary comment about criminal management. They must be incarcerated with love until and if they can be rehabilitated to the point of seeing their criminal behavior as bad and unacceptable—that is possible through psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Jesus, the ‘Great Liberator’ knew that we are all different personality-wise. He knew that peace could only be achieved by our accepting each other’s differences. That is why he gave us the two Great Commandments—Love God with our all and Love or neighbor as ourselves. That ‘love’ means ‘acceptance’.
I have shown how God, with his Perfect Love, accepts us unconditionally because we are made by him in his exact image—he cannot possibly reject, hate himself. With his Holy Spirit (Will) he keeps his ‘stamp of approval, acceptance, love’ on all his creation. Jesus knew that and he knew that his people ‘must be liberated’ from the oppressive, guilt purveyance of religion.
It was the Jewish religion he was decrying at the time. However, were he alive today, he would ‘be after ’all so-called Christianity because it is all patterned exactly after the Jewish template.
I have thoroughly elucidated this philosophy in my books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. If you would like to, know more about me personally, you would likely find my book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky, to be very interesting and possibly spine-tingling. All books are available Amazon-Kindle and from me—firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, I will discuss with you another of God’s attributes, his Perfect Intelligence which perceived all. Often, we have heard that God is all-knowing and that is true. He is all-knowing because his Perfect Intelligence envisioned all knowledge at once. That knowledge stems from God’s only creation which is all the tiny particles of energy which make up every tangible existence. Collectively, those particles are known as quanta which is the plural of quantum and represents the smallest particle which cannot be further subdivided.
Quanta come in many different varieties each of which has specific characteristics and activities. However, each particle of any variety is indistinguishable from its counterparts, each is perfect in both form and function, and each is unchanging and unchangeable. In total, they represent God’s Perfect Intelligence. Just as important, they are God’s mirror image, and represent the Second Person of the Trinity. Because they are the sum-total of God’s intelligence, they are God—Just as God the father, their generator, they do now, always have, and always will exist in eternity.
Quanta have been given different names by particle physicists—names such as photon, electron, quark, boson, etc., and each has specific characteristics and duties. For instance, a photon is the basic unit of light—unless absorbed, it will travel through space incessantly at the speed of 186,000 miles/second. Quarks make up the protons and neutrons in the nuclei of atoms, and electrons spin around those nuclei to complete the atomic complex. The great particle physicist, Stephen Hawking, proved scientifically that an electron can be in 5 x 1050 places simultaneously. That understanding led him to suggest that each of those places represents a different universe. So, we are speaking of a Perfect rational being of incomprehensible knowledge, and dimension. Try to imagine a number like 50 with fifty zeros attached—that number is probably too small to encompass God.
I would have to conclude that God has no limits. Because he is those particles, he knows exactly what each has done and will do forever—hence the source of his perfect knowledge. He set them in motion and created time nearly fourteen billion years ago. Knowledgeable scientists tell us he will recall them into a singularity seventy-five billion years hence.
So, the implications of God’s perfect Intellect are many. I will list a few that may resonate with you. Because God’s Perfect Intellect espouses Perfect Love, he cannot hate—he accepts all his creation without expectations. Therefore, hell is an impossibility. Because God’s nature is unchangeable and unchanging, physical miracles are an impossibility. There is natural explanation for all such events—we simply have not discovered it yet. Incessantly begging God to make something unnatural happen (asking for a miracle) borders on blasphemy because we are asking God to change his nature for us rather than humbling ourselves to accept our plight. In my opinion, our only justifiable prayer is a great big thank you God for my existence, my sustenance, and your love.
One could ramble on forever about the implications of God’s perfect Intellect, but these few examples should be sufficient to make it clear.
This is an entirely new philosophy which I was able to derive from my definition of God’s essence: God is a Perfect Rational Being—who can refute that?
My complete philosophy is spelled out in my Books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and my latest, Provocative Catholic. Wilderness Cry is an absolute mandatory read for your understanding—you will then want to read the others. If you would like to know more about the author, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky will tickle your insights. All are available from Amazon and Kindle.
In the field of philosophy we speak of two basic characteristics of anything. One is its ‘essence’ which defines what it basically is. The other is its ‘accidents’ which define the specific individual it is of any given essence. For instance, we may define the essence of a table as its ‘tableness’—that is the basic quality which makes it a table. Then, any given table has ‘accidents which make it the specific (one of a kind) table it is, such as round, square, oblong, glass, marble-top, etc. So, all tables have the identical ‘essence’, but each has its own set of ‘accidents’ (attributes, characteristics) which define its specificity. So it is with God.
Those of you who have read my book(s), Wilderness cry and Peace in Spirituality, know that I have done something never before done—I have defined God’s essence. And I did it with six simple, irrefutable words: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition has unbelievably far reaching implications not the least of which is the complete negation of the validity of any and all religion(s).
With that short introduction, I will begin today with series of posts about God’s ‘accidents’. The first discussion will concern God’s ‘Perfect Love’.
If we admit to God’s perfection, and who can deny it, we must admit to perfection of any and all of God’s accidents including his Perfect Love. I will begin by observing that ‘imperfect human love’ which we all have, comes with a ‘price tag’—I love you but I expect something in return. So. what is love anyway? Simply stated, love is ‘acceptance’—its synonyms are choice, will, spirit, desire, longing for etc.
Perfect love means acceptance without conditions. With that understanding then, we must realize that God accepts each of us regardless of what our fellow man thinks of us. God knows that each of us is a product of each and every life experience, all of which have shaped our individual personalities with its attendant attitudes and persuasions. God knows that each of us, as well as everything in existence, is composed of his own perfect particles of energy which he released at the moment of the ‘Big Bang’. Those particles are doing perfectly what they were designed to do—they act and interact perfectly to every instance of their existence and have done so for nearly fourteen billion years now—they ‘are God’—they are a reflection of God’s Perfection and represent ‘The Son’, the second Person of the Trinity. It is that Perfect ‘love relationship’ between the Father and Son—the accepting, choosing, willing, spiritual engulfment, of each other that is The Holy Spirit, The Will of God, the Third Person of Trinity.
With that understanding then, it is easy to see that God cannot possibly reject himself. God does not recognize ‘sin’. Sin is a man-made concoction which likely was made in an attempt to interpret both good and bad events in their lives. However, it rapidly evolved into a scheme of powerful control with extortion of money and goods by the rulers from their subjects—by all means, it still is. Those schemes are known as ‘religion’. There are thousands and thousands of religions, each proclaiming righteous authority and correctness, while simultaneously disclaiming all others. As of 2014, there were thirty three thousand so-called Christian denominations and sects on this earth—each bilking their adherents.
When Jesus appeared on the scene and began preaching ‘God’s Love’, he was considered to be not only a heretic but, worst of all, a ‘traitor’ to the Jewish religion. And how was he received by the locals?—‘is that not the carpenter’s son?’—how could he know anything? And Jesus’ statement; ‘no prophet is without honor save in his own country’. Jesus knew he would be crucified as a traitor, but he could see the invalidity of the Jewish religion—he could see and feel the heavy ‘blanket of guilt’ pulled over his brethren by the Jewish hierarchy, all for control and money. In his final onslaught he called them a den of thieves and vipers—hypocrites of the worst kind. Jesus was so determined to ‘free the world’ from the oppression of religion that he was willing to die in so doing.
Jesus despised religion, as did the Apostle Paul. He said the worship of God was an individual thing according to each person’s understanding. His entire message was about God’s Prefect Love—‘see the lilies of the field, they neither sow nor reap, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these’. Jesus knew no science but is keen insight led him to know and understand the ‘presence of God’ in everything. Jesus taught ‘love’, love of God and love of neighbor. To my knowledge, Jesus never mentioned anything about ‘liking’ anyone. We are not obliged to ‘like’ anyone or anything, but we are obliged do ‘love everyone and everything’—‘hear ye, oh Israel, I give you two commandments. The first is thou shalt love thy God with your entire being, and the second is this; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself’ (paraphrased). Jesus’ only purpose was to expose the tyranny of the guilt-sewing Jewish religion, and free us from that oppression that we may love our God and our neighbor without threat or fear.
Jesus was our liberator, not our redeemer—we were never lost in the first place—God’s Perfect Love had already established that from all eternity. The Christian religion established under the Emperor Constantine in 325 was patterned exactly after the Jewish religion—a total refutation of Jesus and his teachings, yet under the ‘guise’ of his stewardship.
You may say; what are we to think about criminals such as murderers, rapists, bank robbers etc.? Are they not ‘sinning”? And I would say, they are ‘sinning’ against mankind, but not God. So then how are we to think about criminals. The natural instinct is to despise and hate them because they have hurt us—they must be punished. I say they must be ‘pitied’ because their life’s experiences have led them to this point. They must be incarcerated temporarily to protect society, but they must be treated with kindness and respect. With proper management, most can be converted to a rational mindset, and can be made fit to function in society. After all, God loves them equal to us— shouldn’t we love them also?
God’s perfect Love makes it impossible to either please or displease him. His Perfect Love makes it impossible for him to change his mind—if he were to change, which he cannot, he would no longer be perfect, and neither would he exist in eternity. Change involves ‘time’ and since eternity is a state of being without time, ‘change’ for God is impossible.
So, all this has deep implications. Physical miracles are impossible because they would demand God change his nature, which he cannot. Therefore, all the praying you and I have done over the decades is, and has been, a total waste of time and terribly misguided—it has, however, keep us laden with that blanket of guilt which, in turn, benefits the ‘peddlers of religion’. I’ll guarantee you if the money-well dried up, those who were so concerned about our souls would vanish like ‘ghosts in the night’.
The bottom line is this: our only Justifiable prayer is a ‘great big ‘Thank You dear God for my life, my sustenance, and for your Perfect Love’.
Next time we will discuss God’s Perfect Rationality.
This philosophy has been developed in depth in my books with my newest release being Provocative Catholic. If you would like a little levity with pioneer overlay, you would likely enjoy Growing Up In fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon and Kindle
Have you ever been confused? Pretty absurd question, eh? Yes, we all have been confused about a myriad of things from time to time. We are frequently confronted with situations or propositions about which we have inadequate information necessary for making clear-thinking decisions and solutions. One of the biggest points of confusion for me was examination taking in school. It wasn’t too bad in elementary and high school, because, if I was confused about the exact meaning of a question, I could get clarification from my teacher by simply raising my hand. College was different—one could get occasional clarification but not often. Medical school was a definite no—if you didn’t understand the question, which I frequently didn’t, it was just tough luck. I learned quickly that medical school professors were not English professors—questions were often written with ambiguous language which may be interpreted in various ways. It became a guessing game and, of course, I guessed wrong way too often—I knew the material but didn’t understand the question. I often wondered if some of that ambiguity was deliberate to keep medical students humble.
Frequently, we may be confused about another person’s motives in our interpersonal relationships. That is a place where we must be very careful in our assessments. Our perceptions become our reality, but they may not coincide with the reality at hand—relationships may be ruined. My mother used to say, “you gotta be careful about jumping to false conclusions”.
On of the most common exhibitions occurs on the golf course. Like everything in life, there is a proper way or method of approaching a problem, and there are ten million wrong ways. No one has ever perfected the golf swing on a perpetual basis. There is a theoretical perfect swing, but applying it consistently is the challenge. There are days when one hits every shot consistently well and, thereby, feels like he’ll never hit another bad shot. Then there are days when a ‘good golfer’ just cant find his swing and feels like he’ll never hit another good shot—he is severely confused—where did my swing go? A dedicated good golfer will hasten to the practice area, diligently apply his known fundamentals, analyzing each one by one and usually will discover his point of confusion. He will discover that his set-up, swing path, or swing pace has gone awry. He makes the adjustment, makes a few swings and bingo!—confusion eliminated— problem solved. The solution is always temporary—sooner or later a problem returns. That’s what makes golf such a fascinating game—no one has conquered it—I suspect no one can. WE are perpetually eliminating points of confusion in golf.
Today, I spent considerable time researching different religions who claim Jesus as their leader. It continues to be both amusing and shocking to peruse the variances in religious beliefs about one individual and his Father. The obvious confusion in the so-called Christian world is astonishing. When one reviews the different beliefs about one individual, Jesus, it is rather obvious to me that two possible circumstances prevail. Either we do not have a concrete record of what Jesus said and did, or we have interpreted his motive incorrectly, or both. I believe, without doubt, that both pertain.
When one considers the mass confusion in the so-called Christian world, it would seem mandatory to assume that either we have insufficient or inaccurate information about Jesus or both. Where is the justification for the existence of over thirty-three thousand Christian sects alone? How is it possible that so many have taken such differing views of Jesus and God?
The number one answer to that question lies in ignorance—ignorance of who God is. All are operating on a perceived view of God, dreamed up thousands of years ago, which is based on mythology, astrology, superstition, and imagination. So, with that as a starting point, everything that follows falls into the same category. Simply stated, not one of them knows who God is. Therefore, they cannot possibly know or interpret properly what Jesus said, did, and meant.
I am convinced that Jesus knew that the God of the Jews was a man-made, make-believe, God rigged by the Jewish hierarchy for control, power, and money. Their God was sitting on a throne in a mythical heaven up there somewhere—he was vengeful—he must be appeased—the High Priest must make a ‘perfect offering’ of appeasement to him. Also, only the High Priest could provide that offering to be made in your name, and always at a substantial cost to you. Jesus recognized that as a hoax. Not only that, but he knew that God, his and our Father, was in everything or nothing could be. He knew and preached that God was all love—his only command, which has been totally ignored, was ‘love your God and love your neighbor’.
Jesus did not come to die for our sins as has been preached forever. Nowhere in the bible can I find such a verse coming from his mouth. Jesus came to eliminate our confusion. Jesus came and died to ‘liberate’ us from the false belief of a vengeful God. Jesus despised religion. Jesus’ message was love—love of God and love of neighbor. Those who formulated the first official Christian religion, The Holy Roman Catholic Church, at the behest of Emperor Constantine in 325 AD, were not about to give up the power and control of their subjects. So, they formulated a religion patterned exactly after their Jewish heritage religion. Their God was not ‘all loving’—he could be if the notion struck him. Mostly, he was vengeful but he could be merciful.
Jesus knew that an all-perfect God must be all-loving—he could not possibly hate something he had created. The ideas of hate and retribution are man-made ideas stemming from selfishness. Jesus knew that the oppressive Jewish religion fostered an aura of guilt in us all which entailed feelings of fear and suppression. Jesus wanted to liberate us from that irrational oppression by telling us that God loves us in spite of our selfishness which he instilled in us and everything in his universe so we could function. Consider this; if we had no selfishness, we would have no need; if we have no need, we have no change; if we have no change, we exist in a no-time framework—we would be in eternity. That is true for every gravid existence in the universe.
My only understanding of God’s purpose in creating such a universe is to both ‘show and simultaneously be’ perfect love. Jesus was the instrument God used to tell us that. By telling us that truth, Jesus exposed the cunning and divisive purpose of religion-makers—so, they killed him—he knew they would, but his determination propelled him onward.
Jesus recognized that the Spirit of God resided in everything. He also recognized that the only way peace could be achieved was for all mankind to know and accept that principle—the principle which I have labeled ‘spirituality’. With that understanding, a few years ago I issued a call for ‘The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality’—it is our only hope for peace. We must recognize that each of us is impregnated with the common Spirit (love) of God.
I have delineated that philosophy in detail in my books Wilderness Cry-a scientific and philosophical approach to understanding God and the universe, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have published a semi-autobiography, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, which will give you a keen insight into the life and upbringing of the author. All are available Amazon and Kindle.
likely, all who profess some form of Christianity have been told the same thing about God—he exists in Trinity form. Many do not believe it—none understand it. All have ben told that the Trinity, while being factual, is not understandable for us mere mortals, and under the current perceptions of God, that is absolutely true. Notice, I use the term ‘current perceptions’ because God is perceived by each individual differently. Superficially, we all presume that God means the same to each of us—that is an absolute false perception for one simple but most important reason—no one before me has ever defined the ‘essence of their God’. Therefore, everyone’s God is different and, coincidentally, a pure myth. Nothing, including God, has concise meaning without an essential definition of its being.
Each of us could be likened to the ‘mythical Martian’ who suddenly appears on earth. When earthlings begin talking to him about a pencil, for instance, he, in turn, has not the foggiest idea what we are talking about. So, he does the obvious intelligent thing—he asks, “what is a pencil?” For him to understand, we must explain to him the basic essential function and purpose of a pencil—then, and only then will he be able to comprehend and communicate intelligently with us. It is no different with God—we all are Martians when the Bible, a preacher, teacher, or anyone starts talking to us about God. Before we can comprehend, they must define the essence or their God. No one before me has ever defined the ‘essence of God’ in simple, irrefutable terms, but my definition makes the Trinity perfectly clear and intelligible.
God is a Perfect Rational Being.
So. lets break that definition down and explore its attributes which make the Trinity clearly understandable. When we say ‘God’, we include any and all deities ever suggested—call it what you may, there can be only one Supreme being—a rose by any other name is still a rose. Therefore, we will use the name God to indicate our Supreme Being. Supreme means greater than all others.
When we say ‘is’, we men God is always in the present, eternal.
When we say ‘a’, we mean that God is singular—there is none other.
When we say ‘Perfect’ we mean complete—nothing missing—nothing can be added or subtracted—such implications are enormous—we will explore a few later.
When we say ‘Rational’ we refer to the two qualities or attributes of rationality—an intellect which perceives and a will which achieves—God’s basis for existing in Trinity—I will explain shortly.
When we say ‘Being”, we refer to God’s existence.
Now let’s turn to the Trinity. How does it come to be and why? We begin by considering God’s ‘Perfect Intellect’. We must ask what a prefect intellect would perceive—the obvious answer is ‘something perfect’, if it were available. Since God, himself, is the only Perfect existence, God reflects inward upon himself, and what he sees is a reflection of himself, Perfect and complete just as he is—since they each exist in eternity, each is a living being, perfect and complete in every respect. Now, we have two Perfect Beings perceiving each other. What choice do they have except to accept, love, choose, will each other?—none. Would it be possible for two Perfect Rational Beings, mirroring each other, to reject each other—not a chance—such an action would demonstrate total irrationality which we humans have dubbed ‘insanity’ and which means ‘total loss of contact with realty’. So, the Father and Son have no rational choice except to Love, Accept, Choose, Will each other. That perpetual Loving, Choosing, Accepting, Willing each other carries the image of its Generators—we call it the Holy Spirit—the Will of God—the Third Person of Trinity.
How then are we justified in speaking of and defining the essence of Trinity? The graphic description just presented of Trinity God becomes rational only in the understanding of our universe, how it came into being, and what it is made of. Lack of that knowledge is the reason no on before me was able to define God’s essence and ultimately, define Trinity God. I am astounded, that of all the brilliant particle physicists in the world, of which I am not one, as far as I can determine, not one if them has attempted such a definition.
We know from those brilliant scientist, that the universe had it temporal beginning nearly fourteen billion years ago—please note, I used the term ‘temporal beginning’. That was when ‘time’ began. Prior to that, everything existed in an unchanging state of eternity—scientists call that state ‘singularity’—I chose to call it God. At that moment, God chose to convert (release) his energy in the form of all the energy particles which make up all gravid existences in the universe. We know a lot about those particles. Some of their more salient features are these: there are several types of these particles to which we have given names such as electron, photon, quark, boson etc.; not a single particle, more or less, exists today that did not exist at the time of the ‘Big bang’ when God released them; no particle in any class is distinguishable from its counterparts; all are perfect in both form and function; none are changing or changeable.
With that description of God’s particles of energy, what can we say? They are perfect in form and function, they are indistinguishable from their counterparts, they are unhanging and unchangeable, none are absent, none have been added, each can be in billions and billions of places simultaneously—are we not describing both God and eternity? But still they comprise the entire universe which is constantly changing—a living, in- perpetual-selfish-need, organism. With that knowledge and understanding, we must conclude that it is God’s Will, the Holy Spirit which keeps each of them Perfect. It was Gods Perfect Intellect which perceived them—collectively, they, in turn, represent a mirror image of God. Therefore all creation is the Son of God—the second person of the Trinity. With that knowledge and understanding, we can comfortably say that all creation is included in God. Contrarily, we are not allowed to say or suggest that God is the sum total of this universe, because we know not whether there other universes or existences beyond our scope of understanding.
God made only one creation in our universe— all those aforementioned energy particles which immediately began doing perfectly what they were commissioned to do—they immediately formed protons and neutrons which together with electrons formed the atoms of all the basic elements in our universe. Those atoms then began reacting with each other to form molecules and compounds— perpetual change, ‘time’ began. Many call that continuing process ‘evolution’—I prefer to call it ‘Gods continuing creation’.
Many people have recognized God’s presence in all things. The three people, most notable to me, are Jesus of Nazareth, Francis of Assisi, and Meister Eckhart. Each knew that God was all love—he could not possibly reject anything he had created. Each rejected the religion of the Jews which purported to wordship a god through appeasement—all for control and financial gain.
Jesus’ only message was ‘love’—love of God and neighbor. His only intention was to ‘liberate’ us from the terrible, persecuting, blanket of guilt imposed by the Hebrew religion—they had him killed for his treason. The Christian Church which was commissioned by Emperor Constantine some 325 years later, completely ignored Jesus teachings and patterned itself exactly after the Jewish religion—all for power, control, and money. To date, nothing has significantly changed.
Meister Eckhart recognized the miniscule concept of God presented by the Jews and perpetuated by the Catholic Church and all so-called Christian churches. He spent his entire life attempting to define God’s essence, but because he knew no science, he failed. However, his heretical writings and preachings caught the eye and ear of the Inquisition—thankfully, he died before they could burn him to death.
Francis of Assisi also recognized the presence of God in all things. Like Jesus and Meister Eckhart, he knew no science and, therefore, could not define God’s essence, but his instincts led him to see God in all things. His simple life and philosophy caught the eye and ear of the Catholic Church. Grudgingly, they tolerated him because he had many followers—Franciscans have always lived on the edge of Catholicism.
Now, let’s turn our attention to God’s Perfection. By its very nature, something perfect is whole and complete, and cannot be changed. Therefore God cannot possibly be either pleased or hurt—if that were possible, he would be grossly imperfect. Therefore, it should be perfectly obvious that begging God to perform a miracle or make something unnatural happen is tantamount to blasphemy. We are the ones who must bend our will to God rather than his bending to us. In that light, our only justifiable prayer is a great big ‘Thank you God for my life, my sustenance, and my eternal home with you.
There are a gazillion implications stemming from Gods Perfect Rationality—I have highlighted only a few in explaining The Trinity.
For those who are not aware, I have catalogued many of the obvious implications of God’s perfection, and they all demonstrate clearly the false nature and invalidity of all known religion. Those books are Wilderness Cry, Provocative Catholic, and Peace in Spirituality. In addition, I have published a little book, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, which will give you keen insight into the author’s background. All are available at Amazon-Kindle.
A belief could be simply defined as the acceptance of something as being fact without certain knowledge or proof. Of course, a belief is one person’s or many people’s perception of any circumstance and, to those people, their perception becomes fact. For instance, for thousands of years, the entire civilized world labored under the false belief that the earth was flat—anyone who sailed out too far would simply fall off the edge into oblivion. Later, the early church taught that the earth was supported on five wobbly legs which suspended it above the netherworld below, the home base residence of the devil. People were prohibited from having sex on any elevated structure because the shaking might cause the earth to fall into the netherworld—the penalty for violation of that prohibition was death by fire. In addition, that same church taught, to the point of execution by fire for any dissident, that the earth was the center of the universe—the only universe they could see was the sun, moon, and stars of our Milky Way galaxy. Galileo’s invention of the telescope in 1609 proved them wrong, but they were not dissuade. So certain were they from their interpretation of the bible that the earth was indeed the center, they were hell-bent on burning him to death for his overt heresy—only his friendship with the pope and his public recantation of his scientific discovery saved his hide—he spent the last nine years of his life under house arrest. Then, there was the absolute certain belief in witches—thousands of people were burned to death by the Inquisition because of the certainty they were witches. That process was even continued in the United States by the Protestants—the only difference being here thy were hanged rather than burned.
From the earliest days of recorded history, worldwide, there have been certain beliefs in higher powers or gods. Each god was given a name and each had a certain specialized purpose—some were more powerful than others, Centuries later, the Hebrews began to recognize a singular God—a God who was in control of everything. They could bargain with him but he was always in control. He seemed to be very moody, and at times even morose and vengeful. They believed he needed to be and could be appeased with sacrificial offerings. I never knew how they came to that conclusion because I have been unable to find that demand from God in the Hebrew bible except the story of Abraham willing to sacrifice his son Isaac on God’s orders—I concluded they just dreamed up or imagined that idea. I have often wondered what Abraham or the concocter of that story was chewing, smoking or eating to cause such a psychic aberration. Regardless, the sacrificial rituals which evolved did become a very lucrative tool for the high priest, and a very useful tool of control for the King—they still continue in Christianity.
So with those few examples, it should become clear that we must be very careful about what and whom we believe. As individuals, we cannot possibly know ever thing about everything—we must make decisions about what and whom to believe based on our best evidence or perceptions.. For instance, look at the current rage about the safety and effectiveness of immunization for Covid-19 and its delta variant. Here is where belief becomes entangled with trust. Many people seem to not trust the vaccine for one reason or another which leads them to believe it is not safe. As medical science has developed over the last two hundred years, we have learned to put our trust in its applications. However, each person usually believes that one practitioner or institution is preferable over others. Those preferential beliefs usually are based on hearsay from others or on personal experience or prejudice. Generally speaking, that grants some justification for a belief, but not certainty. We have learned by years of experience to trust or not to trust. Similarly, when we board a commercial airliner, we have sufficient reason to believe we will reach our destination safely because of the known safety record of air travel.
Now, when we consider religion, what do we find?—literally thousands and thousands of different religions professing different beliefs without one iota of certain information or documentation to justify their claim. Each of those religions claim thousands, millions, and even billions of constituents—and no two of any religion’s constituents believe identically—but each declares vehemently that his is the correct set of beliefs. So, basically, we are no better off now than when the earth was not only flat but was also the center of the universe—at least, most were firm in that belief—there was unanimity. Today, the earth is in vicious turmoil mainly because of differences in religious belief. Sounds silly and stupid, and in fact it is, but understandable because not a single person dead or alive has ever definitively described the essence of their God—but I have and I did.
In my little masterpiece, Wilderness Cry, I define God’s essence thus: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That definition says it all—it is irrefutable—nothing can be added or deleted. That definition, when explored, shows concisely how and why all known religion is false and unreliable, because the basic premises of all known religion are false—all are based on a false god—therefore, all must be false. However, they do have many things in common—controlling their constituents with threats from their god—extorting money from their members for their growth—expansion by converting (stealing) other religion’s members—in general, scorning all others—in some cases, overt wars.
By expanding and describing some of God’s attributes, I prove, conclusively, both scientifically and philosophically, how all religion is, not only false, but is the prime cause of most hostility and emotional illness in the entire world.
My most recent book, Provocative Catholic, elaborates on many of the abuses of religion and its adverse effects on society. It describes exactly who Jesus was and what his intentions were. It shows how those intentions were and continue to be distorted and ignored to the detriment of mankind—mainly for power, control and money. In recognizing the magnificent attribute of God’s Perfect Love, it offers an absolute pathway for perfect and permanent peace. Wilderness Cry is a must read—you will then want to read Provocative Catholic. After reading those two books, you may have a curiosity for insights about their author. I believe you will find plenty in my little book. Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky. All are available Amazon-Kindle.
One last reminder—be very careful about what you believe.
Likely, each of us has been inculcated with certain images and description of Jesus, his activities, and his teachings which differ from the rest of us. Why do you suppose that is? I believe there are multiple reasons which pertain. The most basic reason for the differences is each of us, in some way or another, had different teachers who, themselves, were taught by different people with differing ideas and slants about Jesus. Of course, most of those differences stem from the differences in so-called Christian religions, of which there are over thirty-three thousand. Can you imagine—thirty-three thousand ‘basics’ claiming absolute certainty about anything. And they all call themselves Christians. I seriously doubt that many even know what Christian means. They are supposed to by following a religion established by Jesus—shouldn’t they be called Jesusians?
The most obvious reason for all the confusion, differences, and resultant hostilities is the Bible from which Jesus’ words and activities have been extrapolated. Biblical scholars have shown clearly that over one third of the bible was written by someone other than the stated author. Furthermore, all current versions of the New Testament Bible stem from one single copy made from copy after copy after copy made by who knows whom. It is known that in the year 325 AD, when the Roman Emperor, Constantine convened the first Nicene Council, there were over eighteen hundred so-called bishops in the world squabbling over who Jesus was and what he said and did. At times, their in-fighting resulted in outright hostilities which had the negative effect of lost productivity on the empire at a time when the Empire’s resources had been stretched thin by endless wars in Persia. The official Empire religion at the time was Mithraism which had been brought to the Empire by soldiers returning from Persia about 60 BC. Many have claimed that Roman Catholicism was patterned after Mithraism—the Church vehemently denies it—not sure how convincingly for sincere investigators. At any rate, Constantine reasoned that it would be less expensive in both money and manpower to make Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire rather than attempting to forcing the Christians into an acceptable work ethic. So, he called a council of all the Christian bishops to Nicaea. Of the eighteen hundred bishops at the time, only one hundred eighty or so attended. They squabbled, excommunicated some dissidents, had a couple beheaded, and finally came to a consensus—The Holy Roman Catholic Church was born. And guess what—ignoring Jesus’ teaching of love completely, they patterned it exactly after Judaism, the religion which Jesus not only despised, but died in an attempt to liberate us from its shackles.
The identical template used by the Jewish hierarchy to bilk subordinates of their meager hard-earned livelihood was employed by those bishops, knowing that their edicts would be enforced to the death by the army of the Roman Empire, no questions asked—they put themselves in total control of all lives and their souls—an unbelievable bonanza.
Now, fast-forward a few centuries; Constantine and his benevolent son died—The Holy Roman Empire fell. The Church had no protection—worse yet, it had no power. What was it to do?—how was it to survive? Cunningly, it resorted to the same old trick used by the Jews which Jesus scorned, sex. Women and sex once again became the scourge of the earth. Jesus and Mary Magdalen, and the Samaritan woman at the well fell by the wayside—suddenly, that teaching of Jesus became irrelevant—ascetism took over. Debauchery of one kind and another plagued the papacy. Eventually, the Church resorted to the unthinkable in order to regain and maintain control—the Inquisitions. Women and girls, especially, were burned alive at the stake under the pretense of their being witches, There was a manual about witches called the Malleus Maleficarium written by Kramer and Springer and carrying the Imprimatur of the pope, which was use as a guide for declaring witches and prescribing their punishment. During that period, Martin Luther and others, recognizing the total failure of the HRC, bolted the Church and began preaching and teaching their own version of Christianity—the cat was out of the box with no way of catching him.
So, here we are today with a ‘Christian’ (whatever that means) world fragmented into shreds, and becoming more so daily, bewildering people with their their feigned authority at interpreting Jesús’ words, attempting to unite and fight what seems to be greater foes than themselves—Radical Islam and Communism. The modern-day Christians are ‘strange bedfellows’ indeed. They all are playing the same game just as a bunch of rattlesnakes in a pen—I wont bite you if you wont bite me, but just wait till we get out of this pen…
It seems strange to me for a near eighty-eight year old, who was indoctrinated to the hilt with nineteen years of Catholicism which concentrated exclusively on the Laws of the Church and the sixth and ninth commandments, to never hear any of them mentioned in an entire year from any pulpit. I think I know why and so does Pope Francis—three years or so ago, he was quoted as saying, “None of the rules have changed. We just got to stop talking about them.” And why do you suppose he said that? I can tell you in a flash—young and old alike were finding those archaic rules of control to be irrelevant in their lives—rather than listen to that constant torment, they just quit going to church—it was all about control and money—the Church was/is losing both. And it’s not just about Catholic churches—its about all. Hellfire and brimstone sermons fall mostly on deaf ears no matter where they are preached nowadays.
Now, lets get back to the subject of ‘Christianity’. Where did that term come from? The word Christ means king. Remember, in no version of any Bible I have ever seen, did Jesus call himself ‘king’. Pontius Pilot supposedly ask Jesus if he was a king, and Jesus supposedly answered, “You say I am a king but my kingdom is not of this world”(paraphrased). Jesus never claimed to be a king. All religions framed after a king have absolutely no resemblance or attribution to Jesus—they have been fashioned after the unjust, over lording kings of Judaism in Jesus’ day and before. Jesus’ only message was love—love your God and love your neighbor.
Because of that persistent message Jesus was a zealot—he knew the the truth and he was determined to share it with the world and liberate all from the oppressive blanket of guilt which had been impose by the Jewish hierarchy, all for control and personal gain. Jesus knew he was a heretic and, therefore, a traitor, and he knew that crucifixion would be his fate, but his zealotry for the love of God and his fellow man forced him to persevere to the bitter end.
Jesus was not our Savior—we were never lost in the first place—God’s love is Perfect—he cannot possibly reject anything he has created. Jesus was/is our liberator— his sole purpose was to liberate us from that terrible, persecuting shroud of guilt impose by Moses, all for control. Jesus wanted us to know that the love of God (God’s Will, The Holy Spirit) resided in us and in all creation. Jesus wanted us to know that we were guilty of nothing but being God’s loved children. He knew such an understanding of our relationship with God would free us to lovingly thank our God for our existence and for all his creation while, simultaneously, bringing us closer to each other and all existences.
I have written extensively about this and many, many related subjects in my books Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition, I have written nearly three hundred related blog posts. My little book, Growing up in Fancy Farm Kentucky was recently published worldwide. It is enhanced with many pertinent photos from the mid-1940’s on. It gives you a keen perspective into the up-bringing of the author in a pioneer setting of a %100 Catholic community deep in the heart of the ‘bible belt’. I believe you will find it both enlightening and heartwarming—all available Amazon and Kindle.
Equilibrium may be defined as a state of balance or calmness. Its meaning has specific significance in both the physical sciences and considerations of psychological or philosophical nature. Regardless of it application, its meaning remains the same—a complete standstill between two equal opposing forces. For instance, in chemical reactions, we speak of ionization constants which represent the balanced rate at which acid-base components become free ions in solution on the one hand versus returning to the combined molecular state on the other hand—an equilibrium is established and is always constant for its set of temperature and pressure conditions.
In physics, we may observe equilibrium in a myriad of ways—a gymnast performing on a balance beam—any gravid object being weighed on a weight scales—high-wire performers maintaining their balance using a balance pole—a sail boat maintaining its upright status by virtue of an appropriate rudder—some one regaining balance from a near fall by virtue of appropriate counterbalancing muscle strength—just to name a few.
In the realm of psychology and sociology we may speak of a person having a balanced temperament which implies that persons affability, as compared to others who may be either hostile-natured or dull and affectless.
It seems that most philosophers have attempted to order their thoughts in an organized, balanced way so that no loose ends are left dangling, or questions left unanswered—to my knowledge no one has ever succeeded in that endeavor for one simple reason—no one before me has ever given an irrefutable definition of the essence of God. Without that definition and understanding, no equilibrium can be established—we cannot possibly understand anything about our existence including even why we exist. We can observe the continuous and continual changes in the universe but we cannot explain them without knowing the essential nature of their generator.
I would never presume to know or even understand God’s purpose or intentions for creating a universe in a perpetual state of change , but I can relate to the cause of those changes. Simply stated God created an imbalanced universe—that imbalance is known as entropy.
It is my firm conviction that God created a totally imbalanced universe so that it would be a living, constantly changing entity—it is constantly changing in an attempt to balance itself and come to an equilibrium. Consider this: if the universe were not changing, there would be no time, and if there were no time, there would be only eternity.
Once upon a time, 13.8 billion years ago, there was no time. The entire universe existed in the tiniest of specs, a state known as the Singularity which I(we) call God. That Singularity was perfectly balanced with a Prefect Intellect and Perfect Will which together define God’s essence—God is a Perfect Rational Being.
For whatever reason that Perfect Intellect chose to convert its energy into all the tiny particles, collectively known as quanta, of which everything in the universe is made. Immediately equilibrium was destroyed, imbalance was staged, and time began. I believe it has been predicted that the universe will return to the Singularity in about another 75 billion years—then what?—who knows? I suspect it will all happen again and again ad infinatum.
So, what could possibly be God’s purpose in creating such a monstrous universe which has been in a perpetual state of chaos since its inception? One could speculate forever about that question and never know the answer for certain. However, My suspicion prompts me to believe God did so that he might demonstrate his permanent state of Perfect Love to all entities. He allowed each to develop as it is with his total love (acceptance), permission.
I have shown repeatedly in previous discourses that nothing could be in existence without God’s Will, The Holy Spirit, mandating it. We humans tend to think that only we can communicate with God—such is our selfish, miniscule understanding and acceptance of God’s power. Consider this: when presented with any situation, we must make a choice. Different people would and do make unlike choices when presented with an identical set of circumstances, and why? Because each human has been preconditioned by each of its experiences to see and feel differently from all others. Inanimate existences, on the other hand, seemingly know exactly what to do in any given circumstance. For instance, when sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid of equal concentrations and volumes are combined, they immediately form sodium chloride (table salt) and water, and they do it every time, no questions asked. The only variable in their speed or rate of action would be the temperature and pressure under which they existed at the time of their introduction to each other. In other words, they seem to have a built-in mentality which tells them exactly what and how to do under any and all circumstances—no procrastination or hesitant decision making—they are in perfect harmony with God’s Will—they establish an equilibrium spontaneously.
Living entities are composed of billions of chemical compounds which are in a constant state of change due to the constant change of the internal environment in which they exist—they are in a perpetual state of change while attempting to establish equilibrium—likely, none ever succeed. They would and could succeed if their exact proportions remained constant. However, that is never the case in a living organism. So equilibrium is never possible in a living organism.
One could reasonably speculate that inanimate objects are in a constant state of ‘need’ to establish equilibrium—all they need is the opportunity. However, since they cannot move on their own, they are at the mercy of other agents to move them into position. Those other agents could be animals and weather or atmospheric elements such as wind, rain, lightening, meteorites etc., which might act as transport agents introducing them to other inanimate objects with which they may react and thereby achieve achieve equilibrium. We might then say that each object has a stored imbalance in need of becoming balanced.
None of that was known or understood before the days of scientific investigation. Therefore, all presumptions (philosophies) were based on myths, superstitions, and imaginations. Astrology, the pseudoscience of stars, became the main basis for most understandings concerning existence and influence. Of course, the ‘pseudo’ means that all conclusions must be inherently false.
We know from history that the Egyptians developed the Zodiac and ascribed influences to it fourteen thousand years ago. Later, the Bible which purports to be the basis of the Abrahamic religions, has many references to astrology. In fact, many Christian religions recognize ‘the epiphany’ with its direct references to stars as basic dogma. Since astrology is a pseudoscience, it follows that those dogmas are in error. Of course, just as taking the wrong road leads to becoming more lost and disoriented, starting with the wrong premises for understanding God leads to an identical situation—more and more disoriented religions proclaiming to be ‘the only true one’ while becoming more dislodged from the truth all the while—so we have over thirty-three thousand so-called Christian religions alone, to say nothing of the thousands of sects of other major religions. Hence, there can be no equilibrium concerning understanding of our God and our existence. Not only that, but both overt and subtle hostilities are perpetuated through proclamations by each religion of its correctness and the error of all others. Therefore, no harmonious equilibrium can be established among people.
So what is the solution? It is quite obvious to me that the only way equilibrium can be established in the human race is for us to become like-minded, and how do we do that?—we must have a common understanding of the essence of God—God is a Perfect Rational Being. Absent that acceptance, a peaceful equilibrium can never be obtained.
I have written extensively on that subject in my three books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition I have written nearly three hundred blogs pertaining to this subject. I have recognized and demonstrated repeatedly that all religion is based on false premises, and therefore, is the cause of hostility and gross imbalance among humans. Religion, of course, is extremely competitive and self-serving—it is all about power, control, and, ultimately, money. Can that cycle be broken? Yes, but not easily—like all corrupt entities, they must and will collapse of their own unsupported weight—don’t hold your breath.
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What do me mean by the term temporal death? That consideration was pondered, speculated upon, and pontificated about from the beginning of recorded history. Scientific understanding has shown us that with physical death comes the immediate decomposition process leading to eventual reduction of any entity into its basic gross chemical components—the elemental atoms and compounds of which it was constructed. In due time, each of those basic components will be incorporated into other entities in a continuing and continual process until time ceases and no further change exists in the universe. That process is now scientifically understood and not contestable. However, there looms a much larger question; what happens to entities’ existence giving principle, their spirit, when their temporal existence ceases?
Again, historically, some cultures, particularly Native Americans, adopted the idea that ‘spirits’ of their dead resided in their burial grounds—therefore, those grounds were considered to be sacred. Other cultures believed their spirits would be reincarnated into other living beings. The Jews, on the other hand, for the longest time believed that when they died, their spirit died with them. However, later they concluded that their God was the ‘one true God’ who could be bargained with, and in that bargaining process, they formed a pact with him—if they would be faithful to God, he would never again abandon them. In fact, they were promised a Messiah who would restore paradise here on earth just for them—after all, they were God’s ‘chosen people’ to the abandonment of all others. Despite their “chosen’ status, their God demanded appeasement with sacrifices supplied and offered on their behalf by the High Priest. That scheme became a scandalous ‘money-making machine’.
When Jesus appeared on the scene and declared himself to be the Messiah, the Jews were flabbergasted when he began speaking of God’s love. In fact, when questioned about which of the Ten Commandments was the greatest, they were astonished and dismayed when Jesus told them he would give them two commandments—love your God with your all, and love your neighbor as yourself (paraphrased). They had developed a religion of sacrificial appeasement which Jesus readily recognized as a sacrilegious abasement of his (our) Father’s Perfect Love—Jesus despised religion. So, he made a desperate attempt to liberate the Jewish people and all the world from the despicable blanket of guilt under which they existed. He knew the consequences of his heretical teaching, but in his glorious determination, he succeeded—so they killed him—they hung him on a tree. What then happened to Jesus’ message of love?
I have been unable to locate any surviving piece of evidence of Jesus’ message of love except the Coptic Gospel of Thomas. That Gospel was excluded from the Canonical Gospels by the prevailing bishops during the First Nicene Council in 325 AD, and for obvious reasons. The Roman Catholic Church which emanated from that Council was (is) patterned exactly after Jewish sacrificial ritual, while, simultaneously, ignoring Jesus’ teaching of love. That church, formed under the pretense of being Jesus-like, was nothing of the sort. It fashioned and fostered a concept, just as the Jews had done, of a vengeful God—a God who would cast your spirit(soul) into the unquenchable fires of eternal hell for a breech of his commands.
Several hundred years after Jesus, the Prophet Mohammed appeared, and Islam was born. While I am not aware of all Islamic tenets, I have heard that ‘their heaven for men’ guarantees them seventy-five virgins—I wonder what women’s heaven is like.
Be that as it may, all the above demonstrates clearly to me that all ideas of a spiritual afterlife have been based on different groups imagination and/or wishful thinking, but most of all on their selfishness. Certainly, it is rational and simultaneously selfish for us to to manufacture concepts of an afterlife. It would be difficult to imagine any sane person who would wish to vanish into total oblivion upon dying. However, any concept of an eternal afterlife must be based on scientific understanding of temporal life in this and possibly other universes.
I have shown in my extensive writings and publications a logical, scientific basis for delving into the unknown subject of a ‘spiritual afterlife’. We know that everything in temporal existence is composed of perfect quanta of energy which, being perfect in both form and function, and being unchanging and unchangeable, already do and always have existed in eternity. Since we have defined God’s essence as prefect rationality which means he perceives all with his Perfect Intellect and he wills (loves, chooses, accepts) all with his Perfect Will, it is mandatory that those quanta be stamped with the loving brand of their Almighty Creator, God. Those perfect quanta constitute all temporal existences and consequently are the spirit or existence giving principal of everything. In my graphic description of the Holy Trinity, I call that existence giving principal the Holy Spirit.
All gravid existences have an essence which imparts an identity to them in the temporal world. The question is, will they retain that essence or identity in the supernatural world? It would seem that, since the quanta which constitute one entity also constitute many other entities, each entity would lose its identity at the time of its demise. However, that represents human reasoning, and certainly not the perfect reasoning of God. We can and must reason that all existences are in God and that God is in all existences. For that one singular reason, knowing that God is perfect and lacking nothing, we must assume that God loses nothing including each of our identities. Therefore, we will have an eternal identity—our existence giving principle—our soul.
Likely, many of you have not experienced this scenario, but I have witnessed it many, many times as a boy growing up in a rural farm setting. A female spider lays hundreds of tiny eggs in a pouch attached to the rear of here abdomen. Early in the incubation/gestation period, that pouch would not be noticeable to the casual observer because of its tiny size. However, as the extremely small eggs begin to swell and eventually hatch, that pouch enlarges to a centimeter or more in diameter, and she continues to drag it behind her until the thin walled pouch ruptures delivering what appears to be thousands of tiny spiders which immediately become independent. I have caught many spiders dragging their pouches and opened their pouches to observe the tiny spiders—a truly amazing sight. Many times I have harkened back to those days and, somehow, imagined that is how God operates. It is his DNA, so to speak, which reproduces exact likenesses of himself. Of course, in the spider’s case, it takes two to tango. The spider’s egg sack represents the entire universe and each little spider represents us and all existences. Sounds strange, doesn’t it, that we humans could be equilibrated with every snake, every tree leaf, evert blade of grass, ever drop of water, every grain of sand, indeed, every existence, past, present and future—I believe without doubt that is the case—everything is God, and God is everything.
Yes, there will be an afterlife. It will not be the mythical type promoted by organized religion. It will, however, be perpetual serenity in the perfection of God.
I have based my conclusions on what I believe to be sound scientific and philosophic principles. In addition to the many blogs I have written, I have published three books outlining and expounding on this philosophy and its many extrapolatory facets. Those books are Wilderness Cry-A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic.
In addition, you might find my little book, Growing up in Fancy Farm Kentucky, quite interesting. It describes, in vivid detail, many of my life’s most unusual experiences from my earliest memory at age two, growing up during the Great Depression in a primitive, pioneer setting, until age twenty-two, the last year I lived there, 1955. It has been enhanced with many accompanying photographs from that timeframe—Amazon and Kindle.
Just what is a law, anyway? A law may be defined as a rule or regulation established by the rulers of any society or organization for the common good of its members. We hear and speak of many different types of law. For instance, we speak of Mosaic Law when referring to events during the time of Moses and afterwards. Then we have God’s law, Church law, Natural law, Civil law, Federal law, State law, City law etc. Some Islamic states impose Sharia law on their citizens. So, what then is the underlying purpose of laws? A simple answer would be,” a general intention of protecting any society’s constituents from the aggressions or delinquencies of others”. At first glance, all that may sound good. However, I believe upon closer inspection and understanding, it is possible we may lose some of our comfort and confidence in some law.
We recognize that essentially all law of Western society stems directly from Mosaic Law as perpetuated by and through the Abrahamic religions. Therein lies a potential problem, because Mosaic Law was synonymous with God’s Law . Immediately, problems arise because no-one knew (knows) who God is. So the laws as promulgated and propagated throughout the centuries have been based on irrational concepts of a Supreme Being who generally has its basis in the pseudoscience of astrology stemming from the Egyptians some fourteen thousand years ago. Mind you, I am not in any way suggesting a discretization of law. I will state, however, my rejection of the so-called God’s law as well as Natural Law upon, both of which, religion and Church Law is based.
Thomas Aquinas went to great lengths attempting to distinguish between God’s Law and Natural Law, and, thereby justifying and explaining Church Law which is so demeaning, controlling and damming. Through his state of blatant ignorance of basic science, he was unable to see and understand, as Francis of Assisi did, that God’s Law and Natural Law are one and the same.
My definition of the essence of God as perfect rationality, speaks clearly to the fact that God’s nature pervades all existences, elsewise none could be. If a Perfect God imagined and chose all, then the obvious pertains—God loves all with no exceptions or expectations. Therefore, simply stated, God’s Law is the Perfect Nature of every existence which negates any idea of God issuing any demanding, demeaning, controlling edicts—those were the man-made ideas of Moses, all for the purpose of control, but were rapidly seized upon by the ensuing Israelite rulers as a money-making machine.
Then Jesus entered the picture. He attempted to explain to the world God’s perfect love—the Jews killed him for that. He knew they would, but he hoped to get his message out beforehand. I suspect he did, but we’ll never know for sure—most of the corrupted writings we have paint a different picture of Jesus. The Jesus-church which developed after his death certainly ignored any such teaching. In fact, The Catechism of the Catholic Church consists of nine hundred 6″ x 9″ pages of fine-print laws—rules and regulations.
The stranglehold on its members, thus developed and expanded over the last seventeen centuries, was intended to make certain that the Church never loses control of their money-machine. The ongoing fiasco between president Biden and Catholic Church officials is a total mockery and sham. If any of us, peons, behaved in such a manner, we have been excommunicated in a flash. But, to excommunicate the President of the United States— a horse of a different color. What would be the consequences of such an action? President Biden has opened our southern border to limitless ingress of illegal immigrants, most of whom are ‘Catholic’—just what the Church wanted. Would they loose that? Then, of course, how many Catholic, Biden supporters would the Church lose as a consequence of such an action? No one knows for sure, but I’m certain many fence-straddlers would ‘jump ship’.
Another major consequence the Church fears would be the loss of the White House to Trumpites. Just recently, I read a speech given by Pope Francis, in which he expressed a hope for borderless nations, and the far left liberals seem to hold a similar attitude. You don’t suppose Pope Francis aspires to a world Theocracy of the Roman Catholic Church just as it once was, do you? The Trumpites would certainly frown upon that.
The bottom line is this: God gave us no law except his Natural law which says, “each effect is the direct consequence of all foregoing consequences, and is always perfect for its set of conditions”. That consideration brings us squarely face to face with our ‘rules of conduct”. I’m here to tell you God has no concern of any kind about how we conduct ourselves—doing so would negate his perfection. But we do and we should—its up to is to regulate our behavior. We must determine what is allowed or not allowed, and what the possible consequences might be for any legal breach. The only thing God had to do with it all was allow us to come into being equipped with the tools of rationality patterned after his.
Even as I write, the sham expose over president Biden and abortion demonstrates clearly why and how religion should not play any part in the law. People are free to believe and practice as they please so long as it is ‘legal’—the founding fathers of the USA knew that. They also knew that religion must never directly interfere with government and Civil Law. Of course, it would be sheer folly to think that religion would never interfere—the people who ‘make the rules’ for the most part profess some religion which undoubtedly influences their decision-making. Be that as it may, any time a Church sticks its nose into our legal system, we all lose.
So here we go with the ‘bottom line’—until there is a universal, like-minded, acceptance of the Essence of God which mandates the presence of God’s Spirit in all things, peace can never be achieved. Therefore, I reiterate my call for recognition and acceptance of THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNION OF SPIRITUALITY. All those concepts are defined, explained and expanded in my three books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. I strongly urge you to study them.