GLIMMER- what a significant word to describe our chances for world peace. It means, of course, a faint light or insight. As we observe the world on a daily basis, what we see is constant bickering between ideological and/or religious group. Many of those bickerings escalate into outright war with resultant untold misery and death. All of those hostilities are generated by diverse views about a creator or lack thereof with resultant selfish conquest. The only path to peace is for the world to recognize that we all have the same identical Creator, call It what you wish (Buddha, Allah, God, Brahma, Yahweh, etc.). We must all come to the understanding that the image of that Supreme Being is imprinted on each of us. As such, we all are brothers and sisters. With that understanding, we may be able to come to a loving (accepting of differences) relationship, rather than the hostile one which pervades our societies now. Understanding that philosophy prompted me to call for acceptance of the World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. It is our only glimmer of hope for promoting and maintaining peace. My little book< Wilderness Cry explains all in clear scientific and philosophic terms. My hope is for all to read and understand. Amazon, Kindle, Et Al. email@example.com.
Why are people so reluctant to explore other possibilities of cause-effect events in their lives? I have studied and pondered that question for decades. After discussing with people of all cultures and religions, and observing their attitudes, the main reason seems clear to me. Psychologically, most of us have been indoctrinated with a specific set of values and understandings of the nature of our existence. Even though we are keenly aware that hundreds/thousands of differing religions and ideologies exist, most of us persist in accepting our indoctrination as the “one and true”. A certain percentage of us, have not been so intensely schooled, and therefore are not as “locked in” to a specific, rigid way of thought. Generally, that group seem to be more malleable concerning exploring different ideas, and, in fact. seem to be more likely to switch allegiances. I have concluded that the principle reason for the rigidity seen in many has to do with security. That sense of security seems to come from an indoctrinational idea that strict adherence guarantees success (salvation), while deviation guarantees failure (hell). So, it can rightly be seen as a “security blanket”. We often have heard the term “hard shelled” used to describe such people. It is, therefore, quite understandable how and why such attitudes exist. In itself, that attitude poses no problem. However, invariably, when two “hard shells” of different beliefs clash, the result, too frequently, is a “blood bath” of verbiage; sometimes with loss of friendship and even permanent hostility. And therein lies the horror of rigidity concerning our existence. Rather than being “open-minded” and willing to explore other views while searching for common ground and thereby promoting love and peace, what we see is exactly the opposite; association is grudgingly accepted, common understanding is never obtained, and peace is never possible. Observing and studying that conundrum for years compelled me to seek a solution. It occurred to me that everyone was arguing about a being (God, Yahweh, Buddha, Allah, Brahma, etc.)as their Supreme Being, but not one of them had ever defined that being. After years of consideration, the definition occurred to me. Our universal Supreme Being must be defined as “A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. That definition explained easily all the mysteries in our lives. It shows the Perfect Love of our Creator, negating any possibility of Hell. As rational beings all humans must recognize that the Spirit of our Supreme Being is imprinted on each of us; we all are common brothers and sisters. I was able to arrive at those conclusions only by being flexible in my attitude. It was mandatory that other ideas be explored in search of curative help. In recognition of our common spirituality I have called upon all religious leaders to accept the concept of the “World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality”. It is our only way to peace. I have described in detail my basis for such philosophy in my powerful little book Wilderness Cry. I encourage each of you to be open to exploration and avail yourselves of my book. Amazon, Kindle ET AL. All comments encouraged. firstname.lastname@example.org
INEFFICIENT- Just a short note today to demonstrate how truly meaningful the post-word of the day, “inefficient”, has become in our lives. Of course, the meaning of “inefficient” is basically “lack of ability in accomplishment”. While my purpose is not to demean, deride or otherwise offend anyone, it is to show how inefficient the Bible has been in attaining unity and peace. Presumably, the “written word of God” should be a uniting force. However, history proves otherwise. Mankind has always been at war for various reasons, not the least of which has been differences in ideologies and religions. I’m not certain just how long the Old Testament has been in existence (5-6,000 years?, but even it could not contain and maintain the attention and certainty of its originators, the Jews. Jewish friends of mine who attend their Synagogue, tell me that there are at least 3-4 major “branches” of Judaism, possibly more. Then, came Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah Who had been long awaited. The Jews anticipation had always been that the Messiah would bring an instant end to their long-suffering; He would instantly recreate Paradise just for them. When Jesus arrived preaching Love of neighbor as their “guiding star”, the Jews were perplexed, disappointed, and eventually angered to the point of executing Him. Of course, that fit right into Jesus’ “playbook”, because He knew His mission was exactly that; to die in atonement for all the evil in the universe. His only command, which superseded all the Jewish commandments, was “Love God with your all, and Love your neighbor as yourself”, paraphrased. He knew His time would be short, explaining why Jesus was constantly tutoring His disciples to keep quiet about His activities. We have no realistic idea of what Jesus really did and said because our current “versions” of the bible stem from a copy of possibly hundreds of altered recopies made 200-300 yrs after the original. Therefore we truly cannot assess the efficiency of Jesus’ efforts. What we can attest to is the fact that the “bible(s)” has been, and still is, the most “inefficient” book ever written at uniting the world’s peoples. Rather its inefficiency has resulted in unbelievable splintering of God’s people. Seemingly, each person has a different interpretation. Those inclined have seized upon this division and dis-interpretation, as an excuse to start a “new church”; all for power, money and control. So, now we have 33,000 such, so-called, Christian churches world-wide. How inefficient is that at generating unity? While there may be a few “converts” to various forms of Christianity annually, a much greater number of existing Christians have become completely disenchanted and, thereby, have ceased attending a church of any kind; evidence of greater inefficiency. For some seventy odd years, I have been observing and pondering the “cause and cure” of this dysfunction and inefficiency. My studious reading of the Bible over the years has allowed me to make several critical observations: changes in wordings in critical areas with each subsequent edition, leading to different ideation; obvious contradictions from one author to another about the same story; just as importantly, the many different versions written over the centuries. Without doubt, there has been total inefficiency in preserving the original story. Just as importantly, and maybe more-so, the different interpretations applied by churches and preachers has produces a completely disjointed understanding of God, Jesus, and our universe. I have diagnosed the disease and its symptoms. In my book, Wilderness Cry, I prescribe and describe the “cure”. The first task in devising a cure was to define the “Essence of God”. Understanding that “GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING” provides a one hundred percent efficient cure to this heretofore incurable disease. It removes all guilt from our being. At the same time, it removes all the so-called mystery in our lives. Understanding that God’s image is imprinted on everything in existence not only allowed but, rather, compelled me to call for recognition and acceptance of the World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality among all people. This is the only efficient way to peace. Please, let us cease our total inefficiency. Amazon, Kindle ET ALL. All comments welcomed. email@example.com
FOREIGN is a word denoting strange, unfamiliar, from another country, etc. We use it in may differing circumstances to indicate or imply a person, country, idea, attitude or circumstance. Today I want to talk about a general quote from the Book Of Genesis . After God’s angel intervenes in Abram’s willing adventure to slaughter his son Isaac, as a reward, God promises him literally the entire world. Moreover, God is quoted as telling Abram that He will make his decedents more numerous than the grains of sand on all the earths beaches. That sounds good on the surface, but when diligent thought is applied, that idea not only seems foreign but ridiculous. Even today, the estimated number of Jews worldwide is a generous 15-16 million, and very likely represents the most ever at any given time. I haven’t taken the time to calculate it out, but others have. The result is an astonishing 1 billion grains in a cubic foot of sand or about 50 pounds. Now if we allow 20 years for turnover, and allow 8,000 years since God’s proclamation, we get 400 generations times 15 million equals 6 billion people. That’s a little less than 1/5th of a cubic yard of sand. Of course, according to the Noah flood story, there was a time when the Jewish race was diminished to about 10 people or so. It would have taken an awful lot of breeding to build the race up to the millions mark. Even as a child, those readings in the Old Testament seemed far-fetched and foreign to me; much more-so now. Consider this: our Milky Way Galaxy contains about 250 billion suns (stars). It is 100,000 light years across; meaning that light traveling 186,000 miles/second requires 100,000 years to traverse it. Our nearest neighbor galaxy, Andromeda, is estimated to contain 1 trillion stars. The Hubble telescope has shown that our universe contains 2 trillion galaxies. Little wonder that light which has been traveling 13.7 billion years is just now reaching our earth. So, those numbers are so large as to be totally foreign and incomprehensible to the human mind. Now back to the Old Testament story; there are millions of preachers and lay people alike who “swear on a stack of bibles” that every word of the Bible is true and inerrant. One does not have to have the genius of Einstein to understand the fallaciousness of such proclamations. No wonder religion has been “deathly afraid” of mathematics and science. Science is totally foreign to the bible and biblical concepts of God. There is, however, a realistic, scientific, and philosophically sound concept of God (and the Supreme Being of all other world religions). The Jews in particular developed a minuscule, humanistic concept of God; they could control and bargain with Him. Note further that God was notated as a male figure (Father). That’s reasonable, because throughout history, women were considered just slightly better than a dog. Now, lets get down to reality. What we have is a universe(s) that is totally incomprehensible, that is made of identically the same perfect quanta (particles of energy), that is absolutely perfect in form and function. It exhibits perfect rationality in all aspects. So if we are to accept a concept of God (Supreme Being) that created, controls and maintains all of this, we must assign that Being’s “essence” as A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. At the same time, we recognize that everything in the universe is evil by virtue of its selfishness. Everything is in motion and has “needs”. God made it that way so it could function. When needs cease, so will motion. When motion ceases, so will time; only Eternity remains. God being Perfect is incapable of change; therefore It exists in Eternity. When we die and cease changing, so will we exist with God in Eternity. These ideas may seem, foreign to you at first glance. However, I believe with a little “open minded” consideration, you may find them not foreign at all. Enter Jesus; I believe without doubt that Jesus understood the concept of universal evil (selfishness). He saw Himself as a mirror image of God and Their Love relationship (God’s Will, the Holy Spirit). He knew the “price had to be paid” to ameliorate all the evil in the universe. He did so willingly but with great trepidation (Jesus was human). I develop this complete philosophy in my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry. Religion and ideologies don’t want to accept any of these concepts because by doing so, they would lose all power, money and influence. However, as the only way to PEACE, I have called for recognition of the World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. This idea accepts the idea that as children of God, we each carry Its Brand, The Holy Spirit within us. As such, we are all brothers and sisters. We must cease fighting. No longer must we be foreigners to each other. WE all are united by the Holy Spirit (Love Of God). Amazon, Kindle, ET AL. All comments welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org
INVISIBLE- Today’s Word-Prompt describes exactly what has been missing in the understanding of Homo Sapiens forever. The word means “incapable of being seen”. There exists a cause for everything, and “invisibility” is no exception. Everything is “visible” with proper tools and understanding (desire). The world has been at war incessantly throughout recorded history for one reason only; religions and ideologies. The pathway to PEACE has been and remains invisible because of mythical interpretations of the Nature of our Supreme Being; some believe there is not a Supreme Being, and, truthfully, it cannot be proven. However, among us who do accept (believe) in a Supreme Being, there never has been a unanimous understanding of that Being. From the beginning of Homo Sapiens existence,each culture, in turn, has conjured up differing ideas of that Being and how It operates. Their convictions run so deeply as to justify war in attempts to further their ideas; nothing has changed. The reason is clear. Prompted by their blindness, the Essence or our Supreme Being has eluded everyone. Observing that condition prompted me to “focus my microscope” and make the heretofore invisible, visible. I had to define The Essence of our Supreme Being. In doing so, it became very clear to me that we all worship the same Supreme Being (call It what you may; God, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Yahweh etc). It hurts me to have to keep saying this but “a rose by any other name is still a rose”. Therefore by defining the Essence of our God as “A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING”, everything instantly became clearly visible: Trinity, Holy Spirit, God’s Will, Soul, Eternity, and literally everything meaningful to us and our relationship with God. God is Perfect, and, therefore cannot possibly change. That one concept negates the God of the Old testament, who was constantly reacting to the imagination of the Israelites. God’s Perfection demands Perfect Love, meaning It accepts us and all It’s creation without condition; after all everything was/is It’s creation. Notice that I use the term It rather than the Biblical Him; God has no gender. With that understanding, it is very clear (visible) that everything in existence is the result of the imagination of God’s Perfect Intellect, and It’s Perfect Will (holy Spirit) which achieved and maintains that perfection in everything. There is absolutely nothing in this universe that is not “perfect” in form and function. That perfection necessarily extends into every human, meaning that each of us is “branded” with the same Holy Spirit. Therefore, we all are brothers and sisters, children of God and Loved unconditionally. So why are we fighting? The answer is clearly visible. That concept and acceptance has been “invisible” throughout all of time until now. Recognizing our common spirituality is the “only way to peace”. Jesus told us we must love one another as ourselves. My philosophy explains how and why that concept is maqndatory. Therefore, I have called for recognition of a World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality amongst all peoples. My little philosophy book Wilderness Cry explains in detail exactly how and why. Amazon, Kindle ET AL. All comments welcomed. email@example.com
BLUSH- This Post- word of the day means a reddening of the face in embarrassment. Frequently, it is refereed to in cosmetics application, as well as in describing early ripening of fruit as a “slight blush” or an “early blush”. Throughout history, religious leaders and televangelists. alike, have been caught in scandalous activity, thereby belying their “holier than thou” attitude. That is no surprise since each of us is selfish and subject to misdeeds. The problem with religion arises when we consider the basic factual acceptance that Jesus instructed His disciples to take no provisions with them as they preach the Gospel, the “good news” that He had died for their salvation. Jesus despised people who profited off God’s Word. Paul preached what Jesus preached. Paul lived a “Jesus life” as closely as any human I’ve ever known of; maybe Mother Theresa. Paul was impulsive and seemed to speak “off the cuff” frequently, possibly causing him a slight blush. I personally am unaware of any “missteps ” by Mother Theresa. However, likely there were some along her way. Paul despised religion just as Jesus did. He did, however, participate in the “breaking of the bread”. That brings me to a subject near and dear to my heart, the Eucharist. The word Eucharist means thanksgiving, and, as best I can determine, the early followers sf Jesus celebrated the “Breaking of the Bread” as a Thanksgiving Memorial for Jesus’ heroic death for their salvation. I am convinced that Jesus was telling his disciples at the “Last Supper” that He was in everything and everything was in Him. He understood that the image of God was imprinted on everything in existence; otherwise it couldn’t be. As we observe the terrible chaos in our world generated by religion an ideologies, it should generate a “red-faced blush” among the perpetrators, the likes of which has never before been seen. But no, they plough ahead shamelessly, striving to gain more influence, money , and power. In the meantime, “Rome Burns While Nero Plays”. Acknowledging the presence of God’s image in each of us has prompted me to call for recognition of a World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. Unless and until that understanding is universally accepted, peace is not possible. If we believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, which, by the way, we cannot prove, we must accept the fact that every human who has ever lived or ever will live is indelibly imprinted with the image of the same Supreme Being. There can be only “One Supreme Being”. We call It by different names but It is the same Being; Brahma, God , Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, etc. Accepting the concept of a Supreme Being is the “only” justifiable faith we have. Instead of having more and more religions and televangelists, we desperately need a “movement” to promote Universal Communion of Spirituality. That movement would not be based on a concept of any religious practice. It would be based solely on our humbling acceptance of the “presence” of that Divine Spirit within us. The philosophy outlining such consideration is found in detail in my book, Wilderness Cry. I am extremely hopeful that some entity or organization, recognizing the validity of my argument, will step forward and begin the formation of such a “movement”. firstname.lastname@example.org. My book is available Amazon, Kindle ET AL. Please don’t be left “blushing” in ignorance; discover the Truth. All comments welcomed. Remember, religions are divisive; spirituality is unifying.
WRINKLE- IS A LINE OR FOLD IN SOMETHING, OR A NEW INNOVATION, AND THE LIKE. Today, I’m going to present you with a new wrinkle idea. DOES ANYONE TRULY WANT PEACE? OR LIKE SO MANY THINGS IN OUR WORLD SOCIETY, DO WE SIMPLY PAY “LIP SERVICE” TO AN IDEA, BUT DO NOTHING TO EXECUTE IT? Peace has been suggested, digested, regurgitated, lapped up again, ad nauseum. Why can we not have peace? I’m certain this question has been pondered forever, and equally certain that, seemingly, only one person has ever understood the correct methodology of attaining peace. That Person was Jesus. Jesus suggested to us that we must Love one another. Love means acceptance. I am certain that Jesus never had an opportunity to study psychology; no realistic formal study existed in His time. However, with His genius mind, he could see the folly of fighting and warring over differing ideologies and religions. He obviously recognized that each human personality was different, thereby making each person’s attitudes, understandings and prejudices inherently different. He understood that the only way to peace was through reconciliation; hence His commandment. Now, just take a look at today’s world. What we see is war and discord everywhere; no country, region, or entity exempted. There is fighting between countries. There if fighting and discord within countries. There is fighting and terrible discord within every religious organization organization I’m aware of. And why? THAT’S THE WRINKLE. No group has ever “defined” the entity they call God. Moreover, they are adamant about their version of God and are willing, ready and able to quarrel and even fight for their ideology. My contention is this. Number one: God must be defined in irrefutable terms, undeniable by anyone. Number two: our universal education systems must begin teaching our children ‘Logic’; that is legitimate thought process. Just as importantly, they must simultaneously begin teaching psychology; the scientific understanding of the human mind and its functions and interpretations. That is the only way we can have legitimate reconciliation. Every world organization of any kind is wrinkled with waves, crevices, peaks and valleys of disagreements and misunderstandings. They all are ignorant in the literal sense. In my little philosophy book, Wilderness Cry, I define the “essence” of God. I show that there is only One Supreme Being, call It what you may. Just as importantly, I give an overview of personality development, and demonstrate clearly how many of our “time honored” cliches are illegitimate. By defining God as “A Perfect Rational Being”, I am able to smooth the wrinkles of so-called mysteries and misunderstandings in our lives. I show conclusively that God’s Perfection includes Perfect Love (acceptance without conditions), thereby making a concept of hell irrational. How is it possible, as many claim, for a Perfect Loving God to condemn someone to hell who never heard of Jesus ? My contention is it is impossible. Such a concept negates God’s perfection. My philosophy includes every aspect of our existence, both temporal and eternal. My definition of God’s essence allows me to clearly define the Trinity, Gods Will (Holy Spirit), the Soul, Eternity, Heaven. We all most likely have been imbued with the idea that Heaven is a “place” where God, gloriously arrayed, is sitting on a magnificent throne with Jesus sitting by His side. The whereabouts of the Holy Ghost isn’t addressed. I proclaim that idea to be a “fairy tale”. When one considers the vastness of our universe, a task no human brain can accomplish, and understands the unimaginable Perfect Intelligence that created, sustains and keeps it perfect, we are forced to smooth the wrinkles of our inherited ignorance and recognize the obvious: Heaven is not a place, it is a “state of eternal being”. God is Perfect, meaning that no change is possible. Where there is no change, there is no time, and of course, where there is no time, there is only Eternity. So God, being Perfect and incapable of change, exist as a Perfect Being in Eternity. As His “image and likeness”, and “Jesus’ brother”, so will we. That’s my WRINKLE. My book is available Amazon, Kindle ET AL. Upon its reading, you will be changed forever. All rational comments welcomed. email@example.com.