GOD’S POWER – HILARY L HUNT MD

 

You may be scandalized by what I’m about to say but “God’s power in our universe is limited”. It is limited by his own reflection of himself. For at least 13.8 billion years it has been limited by the Perfect Truth System which he designed and released into this universe. That system is composed of all the perfect particles of his energy known as quanta. More importantly, that perfect truth system contains all truth which exists in this universe. 

While we have no way of knowing, God may have trillions of other truth systems in other universes. However, we would not be able to recognize or understand any truth in any other system because it would be grossly different from ours — neither could we even know another system exists. The world-renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking, postulated that since a single electron can be in 10- to -the exponential -power -of- 50 (1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000) places simultaneously –some imponderable number, each of those places represents a different universe in existence — each with its own individual truth system different from ours. If it were the same as ours, it would not be a separate universe — it would, by necessity, be in our universe. 

When God designed our universe, he established it with Perfect Truth which means no truth can be changed and no truth can be added or subtracted. If any ‘truth ‘could be changed, it would no longer fit into our Perfect Truth System. Furthermore, any change would immediately disrupt the entire system and it would immediately and completely implode. Therefore, God is powerless to change anything. 

The implications of that understanding are staggering. They uproot, negate, and nullify all known concepts of God and religion — all are invalid because none ‘knows God’ — all have professed a God who can do whatever they want him to do. That represents pure child-like imagination which has been built on imagination, superstition, astrology, and mythology over the centuries but continues to be universally professed, promulgated, and practiced worldwide.  

In ancient times, they even professed that they talked with God, bargained with him, and created pacts with him — such was, and still is, their imagination. They proposed and believed that by begging God incessantly, they can coax him to ‘perform a miracle’ just for their selfish selves. The Bible as well as the history of so-called Christian churches have professed innumerable instances of physical miracles — all based on ignorance, superstition, and I suspect in many instances, self-serving interests. 

Here is why physical miracles are a philosophic and scientific impossibility. God is a Perfect Rational Being. With his Perfect Intellect, he envisioned all the perfect particles of energy which constitute the quantum substrate of every gravid entity in this universe. Everything in this universe is composed of those perfect particles. Those particles are perfect in both form and function, they are indistinguishable from their counterparts, they are unchanging and unchangeable, and can neither be created, nor destroyed nor further subdivided by man. Therefore, just as God is perfect and unchanging, they all exist in eternity — they are God’s reflection — they are God. 

So, suppose God attempted to honor one of our prayers and change his basic nature (perform a miracle) at our insistence just to ‘honor our will’ (our begging and pleading), what would happen? Well, in the first instance, God is perfect and cannot change, and secondly, assuming that he could and did, everything in the universe would instantly be destroyed — the Perfect Truth System would cease to exist because the perfect nature of everything would instantly become so distorted as to be nonfunctional — it would be instantly destroyed — not a chance. 

So where did these ideas of miracles come from anyway. I’ll tell you my conclusion. They came straight from the human imaginations which fashioned their ‘one true God’ after their own, very imperfect, nature’ — with pleasure, joy, anger, vengeance, wrath, befriending, scorning, loving, hating, accepting, rejecting, judging, bargaining, happiness, sadness, grief, greed, envy, jealousy, demanding, justifying, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. In simple terms, the image of God portrayed to us from all time carries the implications of every ‘human emotion’ known or imagined. 

Consequently, with that in mind, it is understandable that the Israelites would fashion a religion of ‘sacrificial appeasement’ based on their concept of God. As that religion evolved over the centuries, the Jewish hierarchy began to see how their religious practices could be profitable to them. Number one, only the High Priest could make the sacrificial offering. Number two, the offering had to be a ‘perfect specimen’. Number three, that ‘perfect’ specimen could be provided only by the High Priest, and he charged heavily for his specimens and his services. The poor peasants were being oppressed mercilessly by their own government and religion as well as by the Romans under whose domain they struggled. Their religion forced a perpetual blanket of sin and guilt on them, and the Romans oppressed them with taxation — a double whammy. 

By Jesus’ time, the oppression was unmerciful. There were zealots everywhere inciting riots hoping to overthrow both governments —they all failed — all were crucified. Jesus knew that. He also knew that the picture of God painted by the Jewish religion was a sham. He knew God was in everything and that God was all Love. He tried to educate his chosen apostles and followers to that fact in hopes they would spread that Good News (gospel) to all the world after his death. He knew he would be crucified but he was determined. It is very obvious that he was a total failure. 

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I am allowed and even mandated to say ‘total failure’ for the following reasons. Jesus despised religion and openly said so. He called the hierarchy ‘hypocrites’, a ‘brood of vipers’ and ‘a den of thieves. He overturned their money-changers tables and drove them from the temple. He knew his days were numbered but his zeal overwhelmed him – he knew the real God was within him and all creation and he was determined that all the world would have that knowledge also. He was determined to liberate his brothers and sisters in God from the guilt imposed on them by the Jewish religion for simply being the human animal God designed them to be.

During the three hundred years after Jesus’ death, all sorts of ideas and teachings regarding Jesus, his words, and activities sprang up. So determined were the Jews to have a ‘recreated paradise just for themselves’, they obviously fabricated all sorts of stories about his Resurrection, Ascension, and his expected return to earth to finish the job – two-thousand years and nothing yet — don’t hold your breath – ‘it aint gonna happen’.

As noted above, those events are an impossibility – God would need to ‘change his nature’ – not a chance. Emperor Constantine, noting all the discord and constant haggling among the 1800 bishops, which was contributing to the ‘Christians’ lack of productivity in his domain, wisely decided to make a Chirstian religion the official ‘State Religion of the Roman Empire’. Consequently, he called those bishops into council at the ancient Turkish city of Nicaea – only 180 or so attended. Constantine commissioned them to form a Christian religion of their liking –it would be the official State religion enforced by the Roman army. Any dissenter had two choices, instant beheading or banishment to the wilds. After much haggling, with some being excommunicated, they reached a consensus – the Holy Roman Catholic Church was formed.

 Totally ignoring Jesus’ teachings of love and acceptance, they formed a church patterned exactly after the Jewish God, a God of ‘Mercy and Justice’ rather than Jesus’ God of Love. They created a liturgy exactly as the Jews – a sacrificial ritual intended to ‘appease’ an angry God. They used Jesus’ name to give it authority, but they did not use Jesus’ teachings of love – Jesus failed – he is failing still.

Jesus keen insights told him that the Jewish God was nonsense. Their God was sitting in heaven ‘up there’ over-lording his creation, always ready and willing to wreak havoc on any and all parts of it which were ‘down here’. Jesus’ God was ‘in all things’ — all things were/are a reflection of their creator — ‘See the lilies of the field…..’.

It should be rather obvious then that God’s mind cannot be changed –it has been set in stone from/for all eternity. All the begging and pleading for God to change his nature and ‘bend his will’ to ours is senseless – we must submit our wills to him and willingly accept our fate.

Our only justifiable prayer is ‘Thank you God’. When we congregate, our eucharist should be a communal praising and thanking God for our existence, our sustenance and for our eternal destiny in him.  Our communion must be a recognition we are one with all creation – our spirit and the spirit of all creation are one in the Holy Spirit, the Eternal Will of God. That recognition and understanding is Spirituality.  In that light we could all become like-minded in God – peace could prevail. So, once again, I call for the acceptance of The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality which recognizes and accepts that understanding. It is our only hope for peace.  Irrational religion must be replaced with a rational understanding of God.

We must change – God is powerless to change.

As many of you know, I have written extensively about these subjects. In Wilderness Cry, I define the Essence of God. In Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, I elaborate on many, many subjects emanating from that definition of God’s essence — most importantly, I define Spirituality and its necessity for peace to prevail. In addition, Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, will give you both an historical and humorous insight into my upbringings and childhood exploits through my first year of Medical School.

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GOD’S WILL – HILARY L HUNT MD

How many hundred, maybe thousands, of times have we heard the term ‘God’s Will’? More importantly, how have we understood or interpreted that term? — just what exactly is God’s Will?

In my writings, I have explained God’s Will many times. However, I am dedicating this post exclusively to that subject. To understand God’s will, one must by necessity both understand and have a clear mental and philosophical picture of both the Trinity and rationality. Of course, we all have been told innumerable times that the Trinity is not understandable by us mere mortals — I can prove that idea to be completely erroneous.

I am not taking total credit for defining Trinity, but I am takin exclusive credit for both understanding and demonstrating scientifically and philosophically how Trinity works. The basic definition was presented to me by a young Jesuit priest who was retreat-master for our Saint Louis University Medical School graduating class in 1958. He explained to me and two of my classmates how Trinity God should be understood and visualized.

                God, the Father should be thought of as a Perfect Intellect.

When that Perfect Intellect reflects upon itself, it sees a mirror image which, being in the supernatural, is a living person identical to the Father — The Son — second person of Trinity.

Then, what choice do two Perfect Intellects viewing each other perpetually have except to love,

choose, accept, will, each other? — obviously none. That loving, choosing, accepting, willing each other carries the exact image of its generators and is The Holy Spirit — The Will of God.

Now we have three identical persons but only one God.

So, there you have an easy to visualize Trinity God — but how is that Trinity exhibited in the real universe? That is where the concept of Perfect Rationality coupled with knowledge of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics) enter the picture of understanding.

Let’s tackle Perfect Rationality first. We humans are rational, but our rationality is very imperfect because we do not know everything that is available to be known in this universe — its designer does. Brute animals and even one cell animals seem to have a rationality also — they act and react to stimuli also. It would seem, however, that they lack the ability to cipher.

Philosophically, me must admit that the Perfect Intellect who we call God, who designed every building block in this universe, loved, chose, accepted, and willed those building blocks into being. That loving, choosing, accepting, willing by that Perfect Intellect, the Will of that God, is the Holy Spirit— the driving force which, not only brought them into existence, but maintains them perfectly — they are branded, so to speak, with The Will of God. Those building blocks are a mirror image of their imaginer — they are the Son, the second person of Trinity.

Now, let’s apply that understanding to God’s Perfect Truth System—Quantum Mechanics. A quantum is the smallest particle of energy in existence. Each quantum has the following characteristics: each is perfect in both form and function, each is unchanging and unchangeable, each is indistinguishable from its counterparts, none exists today than at the moment of their creation roughly 13.8 billion years ago, and none can be destroyed or created by man. There are many varieties of quanta, each with specific duties and actions. Some you are likely familiar with — electron and photons — some less familiar are bosons, quarks, fermions, gluons, neutrinos, etc.  Because of their characteristics, just as God, they exist in eternity, they are a mirror reflection of God, they are God. Collectively quanta comprise the substrate for every atom in existence — atoms can be split, quanta cannot. Furthermore, quanta provided all light and thermoelectric energy in the universe. All truth is contained in them. Collectively, they constitute a Perfect Truth System — there is no truth in our universe outside the Perfect Truth System of God’s reflection.  That truth is there for us to discover. I seriously doubt we have discovered one ten-trillionth of that truth so far.

 No one can prove or disprove the existence of God — that is the only faith we must have. However, we can certainly demonstrate conclusively, the Perfect Rationality which pervades the limits of our universe. The great particle physicists, Stephen Hawking suggested that the universe could have just ‘happened’, Big Bang and all. And that may be true. However, Quantum Mechanics demonstrates clearly that a Perfect Rationality exists in our universe and that Perfect Rationality  encompasses all truth —it is a Perfect Truth system. Any consideration of God must encompass the concept of a Perfect Rationality as its designer and sustainer which negates the validity of all religion.

If there is God, and I accept that there is, it must be a Perfect Rational Being. A perfect Rationality encompasses Perfect Love. Perfect Love has no expectations — concepts of hell, sin, purgatory, limbo, an earth-like heaven, and the like are pure nonsense. All the Old Testament and most of New Testament are pure fairy tales emanating from some ignorant (not knowing), superstitious imaginations, and have absolutely nothing to do with reality.

 We have absolutely no way of knowing what Jesus actually did and said, but one thing seems clear — he understood that God existed in all things. Furthermore, he clearly saw the collusion between Judaism and Rome which collectively were oppressing his people. He recognized the Spirit of God within himself. It is possible Jesus was a mad-man, but his understanding and insight drove him to call the Jewish hierarchy what he saw — a brood of vipers — a den of thieves. He knew he would be hanged on a tree for his heresy, but he was determined to pull the terrible, controlling ‘blanket of guilt, imposed by religion, off the world. He had hoped to educate his followers so they might spread the word worldwide — obviously, he was almost a total, failure.

Throughout the centuries many great thinkers have recognized God’s presence in everything. As far as I can tell, Jesus was the first — ‘split a piece of wood and I’ll be there. Lift a rock and find me there’ (paraphrased). Other notables were Saint Francis of Assisi and Meister Eckart, a famous German theologian. Likely there were many others but for fear of excommunication or burning at the stake, they kept it to themselves.

I sincerely trust I have made this rather complicated subject clear for your understanding.

Now I shall revert to that ‘retreat’ in 1958. The young Jesuit who painted the picture of Trinity for me and two of my classmates cautioned us sternly to tell no one. I did not understand his cautious approach to such a startling understanding that day.  It was sixty-five years later when I encountered Quantum Mechanics, that I was suddenly able to do something never before done, define the Essence of God — Instantly, God became a Perfect Rational being — the young Jesuit’s definition suddenly rang true. That definition and understanding had devastating implications for all religion—all became illegitimate — all suddenly were cultist— none knew the mythical god they worshiped — all had false expectations and understanding of God — all were basically worshiping Zeus and Apollo.

That young priest knew what his fate would be if he dared to confront his Church and superiors with his knowledge— he would have immediately been excommunicated from the Catholic Church, as well as be expelled from the Jesuit Order of priests. But he was brilliant — I can never thank him enough for his candor and courage.

Most of you reading this know that I have written extensively about this and related subjects. My First book, Wilderness Cry was met with many emotions, including exhilaration by many, bewilderment by others, disbelief by a few, expanded clarification by others (still going on), but absolutely no attempt at refutation. Amazon Books basically called it a masterpiece of courage and understanding. Covenant Books called it a ‘Beacon of Enlightenment.’. My second and third books, Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, expand and expound on God’s attributes and offer a failproof pathway to world peace. It is only through The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality, which I called for three years ago, that peace can be achieved. That concept entails a like-minded understanding and acceptance by everyone that the Holy Spirit of God (God’s Will) is stamped onto every perfect particle of energy in this universe. As such, all are brothers and sisters in the Substance of God. Irrational religion must go. Rational Love and Praise of God, plus acceptance of each other must take its place.

Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky was written under duress, so to speak — my hunting buddies kept insisting. So, I had to do it. I hope you will find it entertaining.

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GULLIBLE –HILARY L HUNT MD

The word gullible means ‘easily persuaded to believe something’. In that light, we may say that all little children are gullible because we witness it on a daily basis — nowhere more convincingly than ‘Santa Claus and Easter Bunny’. So, why are little children gullible? The obvious answer is simple — ignorance — they do not know any better. However, as they grow and become educated about life and living facts (reach the age of reason), they realize both entities are fairy tales or myths. They soon learn that Santa cannot possibly come down a chimney —neither can reindeer fly. Likewise, they soon learn that rabbits don’t lay eggs, especially candy ones. 

With that understanding, how is it possible that so many adults seem to be very gullible about so many things, especially politics and religion — after all, they are educated adults, aren’t they? I suppose, because that may be a semi rhetorical and semi direct question, we need to explore the ‘whys’ of that question.  

The ‘rhetorical’ part stems from our preconceived idea that ‘we all share the same common idea about something’ —in fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Yes, we may think others share our thoughts and understandings, but we are, in fact, badly mistaken. It is impossible for any two people to have an identical idea. That reason rests in the fact that no two personalities are anything alike. Therefore, no single idea can possibly be interpreted identical to another person’s—similar yes, identical no.  

The ‘direct’ part stems from the very mistaken idea that others think like we do. To dispel that idea, all one has to do is tune in to different news programs on television or radio talking about an identical subject —the unsuspecting would be terribly confused by what he heard— likely an opposite idea would be proposed concerning the same subject. Then it becomes a matter of ‘whom do you believe or ‘trust’. Based on your pre-programming and built-in biases any individual may choose one or the other or, possibly neither. There’s an old saying that ‘birds of a feather flock together’, and another that says, ‘misery loves company’. So, often in our bewilderment and/or ignorance, we may choose sides—unabashed gullibility. 

It seems to me that those sentiments and actions are applicable more to religion and politics than anywhere else. However, they apply to all sorts of situations in our lives — consider sports. Except in very unusual situations could one find themselves not rooting for their child’s team — what about college and Pro teams. Many people recognize a consistent winner and feel exhilaration at being emotionally attached to it. Others may have a thousand different reasons for rooting for a player or team —it’s all about our individual perceptions and expectations. Mind you, however, of the thousands and thousands who may root for the same team, no two do so for identical reasons — each has his own bias.  

In the case of politics, we have a dichotomy of basic opinion among voter-age adults, and why is that possible — don’t’ most people think alike? —not on your life. Each person has specific and/or preconceived ideas about most things. Others may not have given a certain subject much thought or attention and thereby, be subject to persuasion which leads to ‘flocking ’with a certain group without really knowing why —it’s a convenience thing — built in gullibility. 

I am convinced that most choices of social and religious concern have been instilled in us from childhood on so, when we become adults, we find it natural and easy to ‘go along’ with the crowd we’ve been taught to identify with — sadly, many don’t give it a ‘second thought’— built in gullibility. 

On the other hand, there are many people who for various reasons may begin to question some of their indoctrination. For instance, a child who has been indoctrinated in extreme liberalism and eagerly accepts the concept of ‘government giveaways’ may ‘change his tune abruptly when he gets a real job and sees his paycheck riddled with taxes — gullibility may be corrected instantly. 

In my own case, even though we were paupers living with five brothers in a three-room shack with no electricity and with the ICRR freight line running through our front yard, my parents instilled in us the concepts that ‘hard work, determination, and our religion’ were the most important things in life — all were ‘built in’ concepts of life from day one. The hard work and determination part stuck like a postage stamp, but at about age eleven to thirteen, I began to question in my mind the validity of certain religious concepts.  

At that time in history, 1944-46, questions about Tenets of Roman Catholicism were scorned and, disrespectfully, went unanswered. However, I had an ‘ace in the hole’. I was an altar boy (acolyte)and good friends with our parish priest. That relationship came about two ways — in 1935, he had prevailed upon my mother to compose a history of our little community of Fancy Farm, Kentucky and in addition, I had a good quail and rabbit dog— Father Russell liked for me to take him hunting with Ole Bear. Accordingly, I had no fear or qualms about asking him questions about our religion.  

Being an altar boy brought me front and center with most church activities including the dozens of times we as a parish prayed incessantly for God to perform a miracle for us and make it rain when our crops were dying of thirst and the like – not one prayer was ever answered – it never rained – not even once. I asked him straight out why God would not ‘answer our prayers’? —after all, we were God’s ‘most love’ people. His answer, “It is God’s will” flattened me. My mind began spinning like a top —the obvious pertained. If it were God’s will, then all that praying, which we did incessantly, was a ‘total waste of time and energy and terribly misdirected — obviously, God’s will could not be changed — my gullibility about God and religion had been shattered. At that moment, I did not understand the implications, but I became determined to learn the full meaning of that statement. As stated in my little philosophy book, WILDERNESS CRY, at that moment I embarked on a journey of understanding.  

It took me sixty-five years or so to complete the journey and dispel all traces of gullibility by finally accomplishing something never before done — define the essence of God. I had to explain why God’s will could not be changed. It was a daunting task but with a gratuitous encounter with Quantum Mechanics (particle physics), it was startlingly simple and easy. In the ever most simple six little words God’s essence could be defined — God is a Perfect Rational Being. Nothing can be added or subtracted from that definition. 

The implications of that definition are staggering. Most important of all, it means God is Perfect Love. Nearly as important, it immediately negates and nullifies any and all religions ever to be known because none of them can define the God of whom they speak. In light of that definition, it should be quite obvious that God’s will cannot be changed — if God could change his will, his very nature would by necessity change — the ‘perfect truth system’ in this universe would be lost and the universe would immediately implode— not a chance. Something perfect is complete — it cannot be hurt or helped, pleased or displeased, or changed in any way. Therefore, the obvious pertains — we have only one justifiable prayer— “Thank You Lord God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit (Will of God) for my life and sustenance here on this earth, and for my eternal life in you forever”. Amen – gullibility eliminated. 

So, it should be rather obvious that we can eliminate all gullibility about religion by knowing and understanding God’s essence. Should we congregate? Yes, but with a different mindset. WE should gather to celebrate God’s love of us and all his creation with joyous praise of thanksgiving — hopefully, making us more accepting and loving of both God and our neighbor. We are not obligated in any way to do so but I believe it would give us an awareness of our Creator never before appreciated — God is Perfect Love, not merciful, not angry, not hurt, not pleased or displeased. God accepts and loves all his creation with a Perfect Love because he is accepting and loving a mirror image of himself. All creation is ‘the Second Person of Trinity’ — Jesus was our one and only representative who recognized that and willingly gave his life that we may know. 

 Jesus was killed because he told the Jewish hierarchy that they were a den of thieves and a pit of vipers because they imposed their guilt-ridden religion which feigned appeasement of an angry God while, all the time, bilking the public of their hard-earned resources. Jesus despised religion and openly said so. 

And, three hundred years later, those who established the Holy Roman Catholic Church completely ignored Jesus and established a Church patterned exactly after Judaism, hierarchy, sacrifice, and all. Still yet, those who broke from the Roman church with the Protestant Reformation patterned their ‘gazillion’ churches after a book which is so contaminated and corrupted as to be nearly useless – another form of blanket guilt – none knows God – all know how to bilk our resources. 

If you have not done so, please read my little book Wilderness Cry. You will then want to read Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic – gullibility gone — wouldn’t it be nice if gullibility in politics was that easy to eliminate?

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MERCIFUL GOD — HILARY L HUNT MD

How often we hear our priests or preachers speak about ‘a merciful God’ or ‘God’s mercy’. And personally, I cringe every time I hear it. The concept of a ‘merciful God’ is a direct holdover from the old Jewish idea of a God who is basically vengeful but one who can at times be merciful. The imagined demonstration of that mercy comes only as a consequence of our incessant begging and pleading with God to forgive us and is often accompanied by some sort of sacrifice on our part. In the old Jewish days, that sacrifice was in the form of burned offerings of perfect specimens of one kind or another which could only be supplied by and offered by the High Priest.

When the Roman Catholic Church was formed at the behest of Roman Emperor Constantine during the first council at Nicaea in ancient Turkey in 325 AD, the sacrificial offering changed from a ‘perfect offering’ of some animal or produce specimen to the ‘unbloody sacrifice’ of the recreated body and blood of Jesus, himself during the Catholic Mass ritual. Of course, just as in the Jewish ritual, only the priest could provide that recreated Jesus and then offer him to God his father in hopes of appeasing our vengeful God and thereby garner his mercy.

To the unsuspecting, all that may sound well and good. However, in light of my definition of our God’s essence as ‘A Perfect rational Being’, none of that concept fits. First of all, since God is perfect, he cannot possibly be hurt, displeased, or please; therefore, no attempt at appeasement is rational. Secondly, God’s perfection demands he be ‘Perfect Love’. Perfect Love means ‘acceptance without conditions’ — God loves us and all his creation unconditionally, regardless of what we do or don’t do. Therefore, philosophically speaking, there cannot be any legitimate rational concept of a ‘merciful God’—that idea is a direct holdover from Mosaic Law and ancient Jewish ritual.

You may protest that when we murder, rape, steal, etc. we are sinning against God. Not so — we are sinning against each other, and that’s why we have civil laws. Moses used that identical tactic against the Israelites when they became hedonistic and distrustful of both God and Moses while wandering in the desert. Moses was intelligent — after all, he weaseled his way out of murder while in Egypt and then managed to become leader of the Israelites. So, he sat down and reasoned to a good set of ‘civil rules’. His intention was to get the Israelites to correct their wayward activities. However, they just laughed at him. So, he resorted to the last weapon he had at his disposal — he invented sin. He presented a second set of civil rules to them but, his time, he presented them as God’s rules with the stern admonition that any lawbreaker was ‘sinning’ against God and certainly would reap God’s wrath.

 Of course, being human, they all sinned incessantly in one way or another. Since, in their minds, they were offending God, they reasoned that he must be appeased — the concept of ‘sacrificial appeasement’ came into being while hoping for God’s mercy. Eventually, the Israelites reached the Promised Land, but the dye had been cast — God must be appeased at all costs — and cost it did. A hierarchy was established with a High Priest who became the ‘chief appeaser”. His services did not come free. Neither were they haphazard — a specific ritual was established, and religion was invented.

By the time Jesus came along, usurpation of both power and wealth by the High Priest was so open and arrogant that Jesus railed against it. He knew he would be killed for his attitude and teachings but his determination to liberate his brethren from the ‘stifling yoke of guilt’ imposed upon them by Jewish religious abuses drove him onward. He attempted to educate his followers about the true, all-loving God, before his death so they might tell the world — God is not and cannot be merciful — God is all love. In fact, Jesus’ only direct command was ‘to love your God with your whole being and love your neighbor as yourself’.

Whatever his aspirations and hopes, it is quite obvious that ‘Jesus was a total failure’.  Oh, that his word had been heeded. We would not have thousands and thousands of ‘fake, mythical religions’ tearing at the heartstrings of people everywhere. We would have an earth covered with loving, accepting, people who are at peace with God and each other.

Accordingly, once again, I enter my plea for ‘The Worldwide Communion of Spirituality’ which is the recognition and acceptance that every particle of energy which makes up everything in our universe is ‘branded’ with The Holy Spirit, The Will of God — otherwise it could not be.

For complete elucidation of these concepts and many more, please read my little books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. I believe you would find my book Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky, both educational and amusingly humorous. All available Amazon Kindle, and from me, handg@comcast.net.

NB: all comments and/or questions are welcomed and will be addressed forthrightly.

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FREE WILL — HILARY L HUNT MD

How many thousands of times we have heard from preachers and others that we have ‘free will’! And on the surface, to the unsuspecting, that statement may seem true. However, on closer examination, we can prove it to be %100 incorrect — there is no such thing as free will. Here is why.

For centuries, Thomas Aquinas and others have proclaimed that the will is an ’independent operating function’ of rationality. It seems clear that their objective was to satisfy the Churches’ meaning of sin and thereby, impale us with a blanket of guilt for purposes of control. In other words, they were determined to make ‘the foot fit the shoe’ rather than ‘allow the shoe to fit the foot’. By that, I mean that clearly, either they did not understand, or they would not accept the proper relationship between intellect and will.

The term ‘rationality’ applies to the concept of an ‘intellect’ which ciphers and perceives and a ‘will’ which accepts and achieves. Aquinas and others suggested and proclaimed that the will was an independent operator — no matter what the intellect suggested, the will was free to do as it pleased. I can prove to you that they were sorely incorrect. I can prove through your own observations that the will must choose what the intellect determines to be the better of two choices.

Let’s consider some every day, ordinary circumstances. Without doubt, most of the choices we make every day were predetermined by each of us a long time in the past — we call that routine. For instance, we learned early in life not to deliberately touch a very hot object, nor to chop at our fingers with a sharp tool, nor go out into the bitter cold naked, and literally thousands of other things we do or don’t do routinely. And how did those routines come about? It is our intellects which perceive the harm and tells us from experience not to choose those activities because they hurt us — our wills must obey if we are rational.

So, when people lose contact with reality, we describe them as being psychotic or insane —they say and do things which are totally irrational. But even there, it is their intellects which have gone awry.

 The will is simply ‘the executive arm’ of the intellect. In a rational person the will must choose what the intellect present to it as the better choice. Many choices become routine because they have been learned in the distant past. However, it is likely that not a day goes by without some new, different, or perplexing situation presenting itself. So, what happens next? With our intellects, we analyze all possible solutions. We may begin our analysis with many possible solutions but usually rapidly narrow them down to three or four. From there we may seek advice, do research, and analyze each possibility more carefully. However, eventually we always narrow the choices down to two possibilities. Then with our intellects, we must choose one over the other, and which ever one the intellect settles on as being better, the will must choose — the will cannot choose otherwise.

Here’s the catch. Present five or ten people with the same dilemma and observe the results. It is possible that each may conclude a different option as being best. And how is that possible? Simply because each of them has been prejudiced by millions of previous experiences and choices which influence their final selection. If it were not that way, we would not be different individuals — we would all think and choose exactly alike.

So, it should be quite obvious that not even the intellect is free. In a rational person, it is never allowed to make an irrational selection. Despite that, because of personal, previously ingrained predisposition or prejudices, what seems rational to one person may seem irrational to another. And then we spend the rest or our day ‘scratching our heads’ and proclaiming, “I just don’t see why she wanted to do that”. Did you ever hear of ‘politics or religion’? Seem like nowhere is that “I don’t see why” illustrated better than in those two quandaries.

In general, humanity is hampered severely by ignorance which means ‘we do not know’. How often have we heard someone say, “If I had known that I would have done differently”? Obviously, we can’t know everything, and to make matters worse, we are constantly being bombarded with misinformation, disinformation, and oftentimes, deliberate lies. We simply do the best we can. We must do and act on what our intellects tell us is the better of the final courses of action to take.

I have outlined that understanding in my books and have extrapolated that knowledge to demonstrate many concepts regarding our relationship with God and our fellow man. I have demonstrated the importance of those concepts in the innate understanding of individual ‘personality development’ and have shown how important they are to understanding each other and ourselves.

So, go ahead. Stick your hand against a red-hot stove eye — let your will tell your intellect to ‘get lost’. I expect that now you understand ‘there’s no such thing as free will’ — if you’re rational, that is.

If you have not read my thesis, Wilderness Cry, I strongly urge you to do so. I’ll bet you’ll then want to read Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic. You may wish to know about my ‘Tom Sawyer’-like childhood. If so, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky is for you.

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ASTROLOGY IN CHRISTMAS — HILARY L HUNT MD

We are rapidly approaching one of the most beautiful and wonderful times of the year for Christians —the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It has become a custom to celebrate that occasion with a combination of grandeur and stress. The grandeur is exhibited by the effervescent display of adornments, music, and celebration with family and friends —frequently religious celebrations also. The stress involves many issues, the greatest of which revolve around two things — resources and effort. All to frequently people become stressed out trying to stretch their meager budget to meet the requirements of a ‘perfect gift’ for someone. The effort comes in the searching and searching for that ‘perfect budgetary gift’.

In near total contrast to the ‘meager monetary expenditure and major emphasis on the religious’ celebration of that event which I experienced as a child and young man, today’s celebrations have escalated into the exact opposite — major stressful monetary outlay and hoopla but little emphasis on the basic meaning of the event itself. I think I know why.

The fairytale picture surrounding the birth and early life of Jesus as presented by Matthew (2: 1-23, paraphrased) in his gospel is very exciting to little children — astrologers (magi, wise men, kings) following Jesus’ star to where it stood over where Jesus lay. But first the star directed them to King Herod where they inquired of the whereabouts of the new-born king. Consultation with his own sages prompted Herod to instruct the astrologers that Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem, to go ‘check him out’, and report back to him. The star then guided the astrologers to Bethlehem where the found Jesus, worshiped him, and presented him with gifts. After being warned in a dream of Herod’s ill intentions, they went back home by another rout. Also, Jesus’ father, Joseph was warned in a dream, and fled to Egypt with Jesus and Mary. Herod then ordered all males two years old and younger in the Bethlehem area to be slaughtered in the hopes that Jesus would be included.

There are several points of interest to be noted here. Of the four gospel writers, Matthew is the only one to describe such an astrological series of events. Mark and John do not describe the birth of Jesus at all and Luke contradicts Matthew completely by saying that, after the days of purification were completed, Joseph and Mary took Jesus directly back home to Nazareth.

It has been well established that astrology, the pseudoscience of astronomy has permeated the development of religious beliefs from day one. Astrology was accepted as the absolute ‘science’ of how the celestial bodies influenced human lives and livelihoods from two to three thousand years BC onward. The Zodiac had been developed centuries before Jesus and was known to be influential in determining much about each person’s relationship with God and nature. The Chinese, Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, and others had somewhat differing adaptations and interpretations, but the bottom line was basically the same — celestial bodies exerted a major controlling effect on what happened here on earth. Researchers note that much of the Old Testament is filled with astrological impressions. In fact, many scholars have suggested that the twelve tribes of Israel are based on the twelve zodiac figures —what about the twelve apostles?

Roman Catholic history shows conclusively that Astrology was accepted as absolute ‘science’ until well after Galileo proved them wrong about many things. In fact, there still exists a huge Zodiac embedded in the stone of Saint Peters Square in Rome. It has been noted that the Zodiac was used to determine the best timing for building Saint Peter’s Basilica. Taylor, in his book, Sex in History, noted that up until about the year 1800, the Pope always had ‘an astute astrologer’ at his side when making major decisions.

Also, of major note is the fact that there is an entire liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church and its near mimickers celebrating the Epiphany (enlightenment) based on Matthew’s description of the astrologers from afar.

My contention is that all this is total nonsense — tantamount to ‘Santa Claus’ for adults. It is a fairy tale. Any rational being knows that stars cannot come close enough to ‘stand over’ a birth site or any other site for that matter. The nearest star to our earth is 93 million miles away. As I have noted many, many times before, for any such event to occur, God would have to change his nature. Since God is A Perfect Rational Being, no chance is possible in God. If it were possible, all truth would instantly be abolished and likely, the entire universe would implode immediately because nothing could function as designed.

So, without doubt, the Christmas story, from that standpoint, is a total myth. Mind you, I did not say nor imply that Jesus is a myth — far from it. As an historical, figure, Jesus is as real as dirt. I am convinced, again without doubt, that almost everything written about Jesus, which we have today, is also a myth. I am convinced it was written by people who were determined to have their mythical predictions about a messiah found in the Old Testament come true. We have absolutely no way of knowing what Matthew or any early writer actually wrote — all we have is a single copy made from literally hundreds of copies made over a two-hundred-year period by people who were fighting and arguing among themselves about who Jesus was and exactly what he said and did. We have someone’s ‘last word’ and, even that has been written, altered, and rewritten ad nauseum by biased writers who had ‘an axe to grind’ during the last fifteen hundred years — oh, how many ‘versions’ of the Bible there have been!

So, how do we or should we think about Christmas? We know that Jesus was not born on December 25. That, simply, is a date set aside by the Church to counteract a pagan ritual occurring on that same date. Regardless, it is a date of celebration of Jesus’ birth, and for that reason, it deserves our utmost attention —after all, he is the most important person ever in our lives. He is the one who, contrary to his Jewish upbringing, recognized the presence of our Perfect God in all his creation, and more importantly, had the courage and bravery to say so very emphatically. He knew he would be crucified for saying so but his unbelievable insight and courage drove him to be our liberator. He knew and understood that God is Perfect Love, that God exists in all his creation, that God could not possibly reject himself, that there is, therefore, no such thing as a sin against God — an idea with which Moses had impaled his people for purposes of control, and which later was used by the Jewish hierarchy to extract the poor peasants’ wealth. He had the courage to call them, to their faces, hypocrites, a den of thieves, a brood of vipers. He had hoped that his apostles understood him and would ‘spread that gospel’ to all the earth — quite obviously, he was a total failure. Just look at what we have today — a world exactly resembling what Jesus saw, only worse. Those who plagiarized and bastardized his name for personal gain are much more rampant and, I might say venomous, in their approach than ever. Religion created in his name has been torn, and split so many times and ways that he and his teaching of love are unrecognizable— seemingly, not one of them knows the Jesus I know — not one confesses a God of Perfect Rationality and Love.

So, why has Christmas turned into a period of mass turmoil laden with stress rather than a calm glorious celebration? I’ll give you a hint — it’s called secularism. And why secularism? Plainly, as people have become more educated, they have recognized the mythology proposed by so-called Christianity — religion has become more and more irrelevant on a larger and larger scale. Consequently, they turn to the only thing that gives them consolation and pleasure, Santa Claus for the children and gifts to everyone else. Christmas has become a season for giving —where does it end? Not a day goes by that we do not get a minimum of five requests for charitable contributions. Those requests usually start in late November and continue until after Christmas—of course, we have already contributed to most of them earlier in the year, but that matters little –they prey on our sympathy.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a glorious celebration of the birthday of ‘the real Jesus’? —it likely will never happen and that is sad indeed.

If we were allowed to recognize Jesus’ real mission and intention, and recognize the real God, we would be offering them our only legitimate prayer — ‘thank you dear God for my life, my sustenance, and my eternity in you, and thank you dear Jesus for liberating me from the ‘vengeful’ God of the Jews’.

I have expanded and expounded that philosophy extensively in my three books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky is a humorous presentation of my childhood life in the Fancy Farm Community. All available Amazon-Kindle and from me, handg@comcast.net.

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FEAR AND COURAGE — HILARY L HUNT MD

Fear may be defined as a rational concern that someone or something is about to bring harm of some kind to oneself. For instance, rational people are likely to be fearful of terrible storms such as tornados, or small business owners may have legitimate fear of losing their businesses when the economy turns sour. There are literally a limitless number of events and circumstances which create meaningful fear. Irrational fears, known as phobias, are typically instilled in us as very small children — nyctophobia is an unwarranted fear of the dark — claustrophobia is fear of close places — acrophobia is inordinate fear of heights. Those psychologically generated fears (phobias) are dreadful and will last one’s entire life unless proper psychological therapy is received.

Courage, on the other hand, is the willingness to act despite a fearful or unpleasant circumstance. Bravery and courage are similar, but I believe bravery implies a determination to act in the face of real danger. Courage seems to imply a determination to act despite the possibility of vehement disagreement, ridicule, or disparagement. Bravery is acting in the face of real danger to one’s life or limb whereas courage is the determination to act in the face of injury to one’s character, social status, or psyche.

So, what’s the point? — simply this. For more than six years now, I have been writing and publishing, writing and publishing, writing and publishing. I have published four books and have written and published over 350 blogs. Three of my books are philosophy having to do with the nature of God and his universe. Of most importance is how they show, unequivocally, how all religion is invalid because not one of them has defined the essence of the god they are attempting to appease by their worship and sacrifices. I have shown how all their religious belief are based on astrology (pseudoscience of astronomy), mythology, superstition, witchcraft, and ignorance — they knew not one iota of science (truth). However, they have all survived and multiplied (now over 33,000 so-called Christian religions and sects alone) by using the tactic of ‘impaling their constituents on a spear of guilt’ created by their offenses against a vengeful god — punishment is thereby mandated and only the church can administer the protective and/or curative remedy. Of course, that remedy always comes at the cost of a ‘pretty penny’.

Prior to my writing, I had been desperately searching for a clue or clues to exactly what or who is this God I had been attempting to appease. I knew, in a general sense, from an experience with a young Jesuit priest who painted a realistic picture of the Trinity for me in 1958. He told me that God has a perfect intellect and that his reflection upon himself yielded an identical perfect intellect, the second person The perpetual loving, choosing, accepting, willing of those two carried the image of its generators and was the third person, the Holy Spirit, or the Will of God. I instantly recognized that truth, but I was unable to put it into proper context.

I ‘hit the jackpot’ about ten years or so ago when my endeavor and quest for more knowledge encouraged me to take an extensive course in the basics of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). I had studied Classical physics which is the physics of the gross universe and its components, but I knew practically nothing about the subatomic world of particulate matter. A quantum is the smallest particle of matter which cannot be further subdivided. There are many different varieties of quanta, but each particle of a specific variety is indistinguishable from its counterparts. Furthermore, each particle is perfect in both in form and function, is unchanging and unchangeable, and not one is in existence now than at the moment of the ‘big bang’ 31.7-8 billion years ago.

 Consider what I just noted. Are we not talking about eternity when we say something is perfect and unchanging. When we say something is perfect in both form and function, are we not speaking of a perfect rationality. When we say there is a perfect rationality which exist in eternity, are we not speaking of God? And when we consider that every gross object in this universe is composed explicitly and completely of these perfect particles, are we not demanded to accept the fact that God exists directly in everything? I believe so without doubt. Jesus and Saint Francis of Assisi are the two most notable to share that awareness.

So, when this universe and everything in it reaches its demise, what’s left? — nothing but God. So, what happens to us and all other creatures which have existed on this earth and likely on millions of other earth-like planets? Who knows, but I’m inclined to believe we will ‘have an identity’ in God. With that astonishing discovery of Quantum physics, I was instantly able to define God: God is A Perfect Rational Being — God’s essence is Perfect Rationality.

Of course, that definition had so many implications, the most notable of which was the absolute invalidity of all religion which professed to appease a vengeful god. That discovery was startling to me. What was I to do?

With some fear and trepidation, I determined to go wherever the road led me — believe me, it led me to the most unexpected places. That trip was, and still is, so exciting. It prompted me to share that beautiful information with you, but at what cost?

I was afraid — fear of ridicule, rebuff, mockery, and belittlement. But then my fear turned into courage. I had to be courageous, otherwise, my discovery would go unrevealed.

I had learned years ago to try to never say anything of meaning I could not defend. In my practice of orthopedic surgery, I had literally hundreds, maybe thousands of occasions to, not only make but also, defend statements during legal depositions in medical cases. If I could not defend it, I never said it and, furthermore, I would never be coerced into saying or agreeing with any statement I could not defend. That attitude served my patients, their employers, and the legal system well. It became my personal motto.

So, my advice: if you have something of importance to say, have the courage to say it, but never say anything of importance unless you can defend it. When I was young, I made the mistake once of repeating something someone had said about someone else. That ‘someone else’ came back on me as though I was the instigator of the saying — if you’re fortunate, as I was, it will take only one time to learn that very important lesson.

So, seemingly, with my sudden ability to define God’s essence and all its implications, I had a ‘tiger by the tail’. I determined to tame that tiger by putting my newfound knowledge into book form. Not only that, but I would irrefutably defend it in that same writing. In addition, I would welcome meaningful debate. So far, more than six years later, I have had the following reactions: many, many, many have praised my work and expressed untold gratitude for my courage; several have asked for private audiences for clarification of things they did not understand — they all left elated and satisfied; a few expressed a little dismay, not at me, but at the truth I presented; not one has made even a vague attempt at rebuttal of me and my work — no one can — remember I won’t say it if I can’t defend it.

Mind you, I’m not saying that preachers and religious people are bad people — I truly accept that they believe what they have been taught and they feel they’re doing the right thing. I simply want to ‘set the record straight’. Just like Jesus, my aim is to remove from you that ‘terrible persecuting blanket of guilt’ imposed by religion so you may be happy and free to love God and neighbor as Jesus suggested we do. They hung Jesus on a tree for his efforts — thank God they can’t do that to me. I also thank God for the courage to do and say what I know to be truth.

My fourth book, Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky was written at the repeated behest of my Fancy Farm hunting buddies. They would hear me tell some tale of an experience from earlier days and literally demand that I write a book about my life growing up there. I finally relented —it has been a monumental success.

All my books are available from Amazon Kindle and from me, handg@comcast.net Please read the reviews of Wilderness Cry on Amazon — most are very confirming.

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FATAL MISTAKE — HILARY L HUNT MD

We all know what a mistake is and, without doubt, each of us has made many of them in our lifetime. Simply put, a mistake is a judgement or action we make which proves to be incorrect. Collectively, our society makes millions of mistakes daily — some trivial — many with fatal consequences. In the United States alone, over 35,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents annually. Most of those are caused by a mistake in judgement, attention, lack of skill, recklessness, etc. Many, however, seem unavoidable — deer or other animal, tire blowouts, other impaired drivers, etc.

As kids in elementary school, when we were naughty, our teachers frequently punished us by giving us ‘work-back’ problems to do. If you’re not familiar with a work-back problem, it goes like this: you are given a number (the larger the number, the more difficult) which you must multiply by the number 2 and then multiply the products successively through the number nine. You will then have a very large number as the final product. You must then begin dividing that number by the number 2 and successively divide each dividend through the number 9. The ending number must be the same as the beginning number. Seldom could one complete a single work-back problem without making a mistake which necessitated starting over —real punishment with no way to cheat —one rapidly learns to behave in class—helps with arithmetic and attention to detail also.

Such mistakes can be very useful for teaching us the value of proper behavior and thereby helps us become better citizens. Fatal mistakes, however, only bring lasting consequences of loss, grief, remorse etc. Seldom ever, is a fatal mistake beneficial to anyone except possibly as an example to others to help them avoid such activity.

Based on my definition of the essence of God as ‘a Perfect Rational Being’, I believe the most consequential mistake ever made in the history of the universe was by Moses because it has affected the entire Abrahamic world of religion ever since. You will recall that as the Israelites were wandering in the desert after their escape from Egypt, they became distrustful of both Moses and their God and began living a life of dereliction. The bible tells us that, as a result of their denial, of him, God gave Moses a set of Ten Commandments by which they were to live. The Israelites, in turn, scorned Moses and continued their ‘merry way’. That angered Moses, so he went back up the mountain and God gave him another set. Only this time Moses presented them with an edict of ‘dire consequences’ if they disobeyed God.

Now, all that sounds well and good if one believes he can talk to God and get direst answers —I don’t accept that at all and here is why. God is Perfect in all respects. For such activity to happen God would be required to change his Perfect Nature, in which case, he would no longer be perfect. Furthermore, instantly, nothing in this universe would or could be trusted to perform as expected. All the Perfect Rationality that exists in this universe would be lost and changed forever. There would be mass chaos among all the building blocks of the universe — very likely, it would implode immediately.

So, I believe, without doubt, that Moses used those threats in the name of God for the purpose of controlling his subjects. That might have been acceptable had it been a one-time event. However, it became a well-used ploy for control and extorsion of wealth by the Jewish hierarchy. Worse yet, it has pervaded the entire Abrahamic offshoots even to this day. And how and why am I allowed to say such?  It’s pretty simple.

God, being perfect, cannot possibly be offended. Neither can he be pleased nor helped. Therefore, God knows no sin. Human abuses against each other are of no concern to God because God’s Perfection allows for no concern. The fatal mistake which Moses made has persisted four thousand years or so and has accounted for way more distress and pain in humanity than all human misdeeds against each other combined. The guilt trip blanket which Mosaic Law threw over humanity has become the cornerstone of monumental egregiousness. Physical pain is real but usually temporary. Emotional (mental) pain is worse because seldom does it go away. Furthermore, it frequently becomes so great as to make one despair and take his own life to escape it. Statistics show that from the years 2000 to 2020, more than 800,000 people died from suicide in the USA — that’s an average of 40,000 per year.

Yes, we need good civil law just as in Moses’ time, but definitely, we need not attempt to enforce it by threats from God. We need to be teaching everyone that God loves us unconditionally, that we need to love and accept God unconditionally. We need to teach love and acceptance of each other while knowing full well that each of us is different—we must accept each other’s differences —that’s what love is.

Two thousand years ago, a man named Jesus walked this earth. He observed exactly what we observe today —the guilt trip imposed by religion for purposes of control and financial gain by its perpetrators. I have no doubt that Jesus became so incensed by the injustice he observed that he vowed to himself and to God that he would liberate the world of that evil. He would do so by educating people about God’s love and how they should love God in return and love their neighbors as themselves. He had hoped to educate his followers so they could continue to spread that good word worldwide in his absence —he knew he would be killed. To this day, it seems to me that Jesus was a complete failure.

Those who formulated a new religion using his name completely ignored his teaching of love. They perpetuated the myth of a vengeful but merciful God who demanded sacrifice and reparation for our misdeeds. In reality, they perpetuated a new version of the Jewish sacrificial religion. And look what has happened. That Church became so corrupt as to cause major splits between Rome and its Eastern counterparts. Later the corruption became so bad as to cause an outright revolt, and innumerable ‘churches of protest’ came into being, and they’re still popping op. So now we have worldwide over 33,000 such churches and sects claiming to be the correct version of Jesus’ teachings. But you guessed it, universally, they all still attempt to impale us with an angry God. I am unaware of any one of them which is not still attempting to exercise control over us while simultaneously striving to ‘grow’ their empire. It truly breaks my heart to say so, but I know it to be true.

Jesus intended to be our liberator, not our savior —we were never lost in the first place. Jesus knew that God loved us each unconditionally. He knew that God resided in us and all his creation, not apart from it as the Jews were teaching. Jesus also knew that each of us was a distinct individual because each of our entire life’s experiences were different. God made it to be that way so each of us could have an individual identity similar to others but distinctly different from any other. God cannot possibly reject anything he has allowed to come into being and in which he resides.

I am fully aware that what I just said is totally contrary to what any of us have been taught, but I will say it again. The biggest ‘fatal mistake’ the universe has ever known was Moses frightening his subjects into control with threats from a mythical  god. I’m not suggesting nor implying that Moses gained monetarily from those threats, but I am suggesting that those who followed Moses in command certainly did and still do even as I write.

My little book, Wilderness Cry outlines this philosophy succinctly, and its sequels, Peace in Spirituality and Provocative Catholic, expand it dramatically. Growing Up in Fancy Farm Kentucky will give you an inkling into the author’s upbring — both humorous and historic. All available Amazon-Kindle and from me handg@comcast.net

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PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE – HILARY L HUNT MD

During our lifetimes, it is likely that all of us have observed that everything eventually wears out. What we may not have ascertained is that some things seem to wear out on their own of ‘old age ‘while other things seem to have a planned life span. As an example, fifty-seven years ago, my wife and I bought a Philco-brand upright freezer. We have used it in seven different houses in two different states, and it has never required service of any kind, and still works perfectly. I suspect if I bought an ordinary brand-name freezer today, it would be a rarity if I could get even ten years of uninterrupted service from it without a major repair of some kind, maybe many repairs. There are several reasons possible for that, but the most likely reason is what I call ‘planned obsolescence’. In fact, I did buy an upright freezer three years ago – two major repairs already. Thankfully, I had bought an extended warranty.

I believe ‘planned obsolescence’ mandates everything to be designed and/or constructed for a relative short life span. I suppose one could say it’s for economic reasons. If one could buy a freezer that would last fifty years without repairs today, it likely would be made of the highest quality materials and would be assembled by expert workers making high wages. Consequently, whereas I paid $375 for my old freezer when it was new, such a freezer in today’s economic climate would probably cost seventy-five to one hundred thousand dollars —affordable for a very few — not many workers required — insurance would be superfluous — economy would collapse – civilization would be forced back to ‘pioneer-day’ lifestyles. In fact, at the time I bought my old freezer, society was just recovering from two successive wars and was head over heels into a third, all of which, had pulled society from a pioneer-like existence of the Great Depression into an economic boom where people could afford such items as freezers— the demand had become great. However, manufacturers soon learned that their products were too good, and once the market was saturated, the demand fell off drastically creating another near depression-like environment saved only by the war in Vietnam.

The point I’m getting to is this; there seems, without doubt, to be a planned obsolescence in our entire universe. I have proposed that there is a prefect rationality in our universe and that perfect rationality stems from our Perfect Rational being who I call God. We humans seem to be the most rational beings ever to exist on this earth. Our rationality would appear to mimic that of our creator, albeit far inferior. So, with our reasoning powers, we have concluded that too much of a good thing, or too good-of-a-thing might be detrimental to our existence and wellbeing. We are constantly trying to come up with that exact correct formula — we certainly have not succeeded — we likely never will.  In the meantime, each of us is part of God’s obsolescence plan.

Archeological history shows us that millions and millions of creatures that once roamed this earth are no longer in existence. Without doubt, that seems to be God’s planned obsolescence at work — very likely, the earth could not support and sustain all those creatures and all which have evolved since. So, with his perfect wisdom and planning, he has given each species a timeframe of existence, but each member of that species has a much shorter timeframe on this earth —room must be made for new species and new members of existing species

Now here’s the rub; some human(s) with very imperfect rationalities, presuming to know God and his eternal plan, have positioned humanity as God’s ultimate invention. In fact, they have even described how and when Cod created both his universe and the first man and woman right down to the time of Jesus. In order to make their plan work out as desired, they took Jesus of Nazareth as their messiah and fabricated all sorts of stories and claims about him. Of course, their universe was what they could see — sun, moon, and stars of Milky Way Galaxy. In their ignorance, they had no idea nor any way of knowing that our earth and solar system was truly insignificant in the big scheme of things. Our little solar system is only one of billions in our galaxy alone. Furthermore, it would take light, traveling at 186,000 miles per second, one hundred thousand (100,000) years to traverse our galaxy alone. Now, considering that there are billions and even trillions of galaxies, each containing billions and trillions of stars (suns) in the universe, how significant do you suppose our tiny earth with its ever-rotating population of life is? How many millions or billions of planets similar to earth might there be? It seems almost certain that there should be many but with our limited rationality, we have discovered none yet.

Our earth, itself, under present condition of hostilities, is incapable of producing and distributing enough nutritious food to support its current population. Likely, it would be capable with proper cooperation of its inhabitants. However, it is now and almost always has been, incapable because of irrational religious belief which promote hostilities and wars among its residents — look at the world right this minute.

I believe that God created a deliberate plan of obsolescence for his entire universe which is so expansive no one can visualize it —we have no mental yardstick with which to compare it. It seems certain however, that each entity in this universe has a preplanned period of existence and material function. Even the mountains and grains of sand will eventually outlive their usefulness and come to their individual ends. That, of course, will take a very long time, but time means nothing to the Perfect Rationality which designed them in the first instance and, undoubtedly, has a plan for their demise. That Rationality exists in a state of eternity where there is no time.

How and when that time will come, no one knows for certain, but astrophysicists and cosmologists have suggested about seventy-five billion years from now. We do seem to know how the earth’s demise will come about. As a sun exhausts its hydrogen fuel supply, it gradually loses its internal gravity and begins to expand in diameter like a balloon being inflated. Our sun is predicted to realize its demise in about five billion years. On the way to its deathbed, it is predicted to expand to the point of engulfing the entire earth. Somewhere along the line, the earth will become uninhabitable to creatures of its current population – they could not survive the heat. So, quite obviously, most plants and animals living on the earth today will long since have become extinct — an exhibition of their planned obsolescence. However, what we don’t know, but which I strongly suspect, is other creatures more tolerant of extreme heat will have evolved and will be residents here. Since homo sapiens is a relative newcomer on earth (60-120,000 years), lots of things can come and go in a billion or two, or three years — wouldn’t you love to know what they will be like and what their intelligence levels will be? — I certainly would.

Scientists tell us the universe is expanding and its galaxies are moving away from each other in seeming defiance of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. However, Stephen Hawking suggested that possibly as they move, they are bending the space-time fabric of the universe, and, in reality, may be convoluting or bending the universe back on itself, in which case, Einstein’s Theory would still be in play — way too rich for my pea-sized intelligence. We do seem to know that each galaxy has a massive central black hole from which nothing can escape. It seems logical to assume that, since all quanta of energy were released from a singularity 13.7-8 billion years ago, God’s plan of obsolescence would mandate they return to a singularity — possibly through a process of black holes coalescing into one singularity — wish I knew.

I do not know anything for certain except this: with my definition of God’s essence as ‘A Perfect Rational Being’, there must be a perfect rationality to everything that has ever happened or ever will happen in this universe. All truth in this universe is contained in the perfect particles of energy of which everything in this universe is made and are collectively known as quanta. I believe, with no doubt, that they represent God in the real universe — they are God. All other gods and concepts of god are pure mythology. Therefore, all religion is mythology because all is based on a false concept of God. If you have doubts, please read my little books, Amazon-Kindle.

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ESSENCE OF GOD — HILARY L HUNT MD

Please allow me to begin this writing by saying, “this may well be the most important document you will ever read in your life” — your attitude and attention count. I am allowed to say that for the following reason. The philosophical meaning of the word ‘essence’ is ‘a property or group of properties of something without which it has no meaning and does not exist’. In other words, something’s essence is that which gives it existence. Accidents, on the other hand, are the qualities something has which make it the specific ‘one of an essential kind’. Accidents do not affect the essence of anything. For instance, a table has the essence of ‘tableness’. Each table, however, has accidents which make it the specific ‘one of-a-kind’ which it is. So, you may ask what that has to do with the essence of God, and I will explain and elaborate post haste.

Before we explore God’s essence, we must consider God’s history. We know from earliest recorded human history that mankind, worldwide, has recognized a higher power or powers than themselves. They have ascribed all sorts of names and attributes to those powers in an attempt to understand the creation in which they lived. Some of those powers were male and some were female, and each had a specific name as well as specific powers and/or duties. Collectively, they were known as gods and goddesses.

Eventually, the Israelites came to know and understand ‘a one true God’ who was responsible for all creation and its activities. They surmised that they could talk to and bargain with their God. In addition, they wrote a history of the universe’s creation by their God including the creation of the first humans, Adam and Eve, their disobedience of God’s mandates resulting in their expulsions from Paradise, and their interaction with that God, whom they called Yahweh, up until the time of Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years ago. That history describes in detail their activities, trials, and tribulations and became known as The Old Testament of the Bible.

Simultaneously, in the Far East, the Hindus recognized their God and called him Brahma. Other Far-Easterners recognized Buddha as their Higher Power. Worldwide, every society ascribed different names, qualities, and attributes to their ‘Higher Powers’. Many of those societies, including the Israelites, concluded that their god had been offended by their actives and needed appeasement in the form of sacrifices. Most of those sacrifices involved animal and produce offerings but a few saw the need for the sacrificial offering of live human beings — such was their imagination. In the New World, native tribes recognized a god in almost everything and had a specific name for each. Some South American tribes constructed magnificent edifices in honor of their gods.

Jesus came along and ridiculed the Jews for such ideation and activities. He tried desperately to get the Jewish people to understand that the ‘real God’ was Pure Love. The Jews had him crucified as a traitor for that teaching — he knew they would, but he was determined to liberate the world from ‘the blanket of guilt’ imposed by Judaism and the Mosaic Law.  After his death, all sorts of stories arose concerning what happened next. Multiple accounts tell different stories but the original account by John Mark, a companion of Paul, who wrote the first Gospel, says the Mary Magdalene came to Jesus’ tomb early the next morning, saw it was empty, and told no one. At least two ‘longer endings’ to Mark’s gospel were added by someone later. It seems to me that those later additions were made by people who were determined to have the Jewish concept of a Messiah who would ‘restore the kingdom’ just for them come to fruition.  — since he definitely had been killed, he had to resurrect, ascend into heaven, and come back to finish the job. I will justify and defend that position later in this paper. Paul thought that process was imminent – two thousand years and still waiting.

So, what happened next? We know that the Jewish concept of their God was dualist; that is, God was sitting in the clouds somewhere overlording and apart from his creation, but ready and willing to wreak havoc on anyone who offended him. Moses, in his determination to control his flock, had established a set of rules which constituted good civil law, but to give him more authority and assisted in his control over the people, he designated them as ‘offenses against God’. Jesus knew that God was perfect and could not be offended (hurt). He also knew and preached that God was not a ‘dualist’ God but, rather, God existed in all his creation. To my knowledge, Jesus was the first to profess such philosophy —Francis of Assisi was the next most notable to recognize and preach the same. Francis (please read his life’s history) had a great following and for that reason he was grudgingly ‘tolerated by the Church — The Catholic Church feared ‘mass exodus” if they excommunicated him, so they allowed him to form the Order of Friars Minor. Eventually he became the Abbot of that community and was canonized a saint after his death.

Several centuries after Jesus’ death Mohammed recognized Allah, and Islam was formed.

Throughout post-Jesus’ time many great thinkers, philosophers, and theologians, recognizing the miniscule understanding of God’s essence, spent their entire lifetimes attempting to understand and define God’s essence. They recognized that without an essential understanding of God’s nature, God was meaningless — an undefined myth. One of the most notable of those was a German Dominican monk and philosopher, Meister Eckert. He was a great teacher and thinker. He readily recognized that the miniscule, human-like concept of God held by the Catholic Church was terribly deficient. So, he spent his entire adult life attempting to define God’s essence. He expounded his philosophy along many avenues. Volumes of his works and conclusions were considered by the Church to be heretical, and as a result, the Inquisition was closing in on him — thankfully, he died a natural death before they could ‘burn him’.

 Despite all of Meister Eckert’s brilliance and determination, for one simple but overwhelming reason, he was never able to define God’s essence — he knew no science. He had no clue about the basic perfect makeup of the universe and the perfect nature of its creator. It would be nearly another three hundred years before Galileo would invent his telescope and proved the sun to be the center of our solar system, and not the earth as was taught by The Church to the point of being burned at the stake for non-believers. He, himself, was forced by the Inquisition to recant his findings in order to save his life – despite that recantation, he spent the last nine years of his life under ‘house arrest’. During that time, he established the groundwork for the physics of falling objects which was later defined conclusively by Sir Isaac Newton.

I am no great thinker, but I am a determined thinker. That determination reached a fever pitch at age twelve or so when I observed that absolutely nothing which I, my family, or our entire collective Catholic community, prayed for, ever came to fruition. In my day, questions about religion were scorned and not welcomed by church authorities — just shut up and do as you’re told. However, I had an ‘ace in the hole’. I was an altar boy and very close to our parish priest. Ten years earlier he had prevailed upon my mother to write the history of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, my hometown and Saint Jerome Church which was the central attraction there. In addition, I had a great rabbit and quail dog and would take Father Russell hunting often — we were buddies. Consequently, I had no qualms about questioning him about why God never answered our prayers.

His reply, “It’s God’s will”, hit me in the head like a lead ball. Even at that young age, I determined right then and there that if it was God’s will, all the praying we were doing was a total waste of time and energy — we were like dogs ‘barking up the wrong tree’. I had no clue as to why that was true — I just knew it was by observation. But at that very moment, I determined that I would find out. All throughout my years of education, I kept my ‘philosophical ear to the ground’ listening for clues — then the big break came.

The week before graduating from the Jesuit owned and operated Saint Louis University School of Medicine in May 1958, I attended a mandatory retreat for all graduates at the White House, a Jesuit retreat venue situated on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Mississippi river about thirty miles of Saint Louis. The Retreat Master was a young, highly educated Jesuit priest. He covered many concepts of Catholicism specifically and religion in general. During the course of events, he was discussing the Trinity, and some of what he said caught the attention of me and two of my classmates. Accordingly, at intermission we asked him to expound on his philosophy. After vigorously cautioning us to tell no one where we heard it, he explained to us his concept of how the Trinity works.   He reasoned that God the Father reflects inward upon himself and sees a mirror image of himself. That image, being in the supernatural is a living being, the Son or second person of the Trinity. The perpetual love relationship of acceptance between the two carries the image of both and is the Holy Spirit, the Will of God.

 That definition stuck to me like a postage stamp, but it still did not define for me the essence of God.  It would be fifty years later that my endeavor for knowledge caused me to ‘cross paths’ with Quantum Mechanics or Particle Physics. I might diverge to explain that Classical Physics deals with objects and energies in the tangible physical world, whereas Particle Physics (Quantum Mechanics) deals with the intangible world of quanta. A quantum is the smallest particle of energy which cannot be further divided, and furthermore does not follow the laws of tangible physical objects. Collectively, those perfect particles of energy constitute the substrate for all physical objects. Each Quantum is perfect in form and function, is indistinguishable from its counterparts, is unchanging and unchangeably, and not one more or less is in existence than at the moment of their release 13.7-8 billion years ago. There I learned they were regulated by a ‘perfect rationality’, which is instilled into everything in this universe. All knowledge, which is truth, is contained in that perfect truth system of Perfect Particles. More importantly, that perfect truth system is made up of all the perfect particles of energy of which everything in this universe is made. That singular knowledge combined with the Jesuit priest’s description of the Trinity some fifty years earlier not only allowed but rather mandated my understanding of the essence of God and the Trinity.

Bingo! For the first time ever in the recorded history of mankind, our God’s essence could be defined in both philosophic and scientific terms: God is A Perfect Rational Being. That definition explains everything. Not only does it explain everything, but more importantly, it delegitimizes all, known religion. There is not a single religion of which I am aware that professes a God of Perfect Rationality.

So, once again let’s examine that concept. We must begin by examining ‘rationality’ — what is it? Simply stated, rationality implies an intellect which perceives and a will which achieves. So, our Perfect Rational God with his Perfect Intellect perceived all the perfect particles of energy which constitute everything in this universe. With his Perfect Will, the Holy Spirit, he said, “I Love that, I chose that, I will that, My Spirit drives that, I put my brand of approval on that”. At that instant all those perfect particles came into being and began doing perfectly what they were designed to do. At that moment time began. Protons and neutrons which make up the nuclei of all atoms were immediately formed from some of those particles known as quarks, and hydrogen atoms were formed — the perfect ‘wheels of motion’ of our universe were put into motion and change, which we measure in units of time, was instituted. Scientists call that instant the Big Bang. Collectively, all those Perfect particles of energy represent a mirror reflection of the Perfect Intellect of God, and represent the Son, the second person of the Trinity.

The basic characteristics of those quanta of energy must be recognized: they are perfect in both form and function; they are indistinguishable one from another; not one more or less exists now than at the moment of the Big Bang; none is changing or changeable. Therefore, they exist in eternity, a state of no change, hence no time. In fact, they are God. The irony is that everything they constitute exists in a state of never-ending ongoing change. It seems obvious that God designed the universe with a perfect imbalance of energy called entropy. That imbalance ensures perpetual change in the gross universe so that everything in existence is here for a specific period of time. When that time (period of change) expires, the perfect particles which made it will be incorporated into something else ad infinitum until the universe balances itself and time expires — the physical world ends, but the Perfect Particle world of God persist in a singularity.

That ongoing change began 13.7-8 billion years ago and is predicted to last an additional 75 billion years. So, what conclusions can we draw? — an endless number. I will enumerate some here.

                1-God’s Spirit (Love), The Holy Spirit is imprinted onto each particle to maintain its perfection.

                2-God’s perfect nature is exhibited by each particle.

                3-Asking God to change his nature (Will) just for us is tantamount to blasphemy. God cannot                                        possibly change his Perfect Nature.

4-God’s Perfect Nature demands Perfect Love. Therefore, God cannot possibly reject anything

                he has created.

5-Concepts of pleasing God, hurting God, appeasing God, changing God’s mind are pure human

                speculation based on ignorance.

6-Since Gods Will; (Spirit) is imprinted onto each particle, it goes without saying that God resides

                In everything just, as Jesus, Francis of Assisi and others recognized.

7-Physical miracles such as virgin births, physical resurrections, physical ascensions and

                unnatural changes of any kind cannot possibly happen — God cannot possibly

                change his Perfect Rational Nature.

8-Everything we have been taught about God and religion of any kind is a bogus myth.

9-All the above is the sad, sad truth, but conversely, it is the liberating truth which Jesus taught.

10-At his last supper, Jesus explained one final time to his apostles that he, they, the

                food they ate and everything in existence were one in God.

10-Irrational, organized religion is responsible for most of the strife, turmoil, and discord

                the world has ever known.

11- In my humble opinion, our absolute only justifiable prayer is a great big, ‘Thank you God for my existence, for my sustenance, and for my eternal existence in you”.

Sad to say, but so true; it is the truth that hurts. The entire world has been so duped by irrational religion.

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