JUXTAPOSE: Very likely, everyone, except the most isolated, sees the terrible morass of discord into which the entire world is embroiled. That disharmony has been prompted from ancient times on by differing concepts of a god (Supreme Being–SB for short). The major religions of the world have ascribed varying attributes to their SB, including a name. Not one of them has ever defined the ESSENCE of their SB. For that reason alone, true juxtaposition, with ensuing peace, cannot occur. I became aware of that immense problem by age thirteen, but had not a clue as to its solution. As time went on, that keen awareness and wonderment prompted me to engage in a major, major research project. I simply had to discover a solution. Information was scantly available, buried in encyclopedias and obscure documents. With the advent of the PC, suddenly information was at the tip of a cursor. During the preceding decades, the basic problem became crystal clear; no one had ever defined the Essence of a SB— that was the basic task at hand. It finally occurred to me that there can be only one SB, and consequently, all are worshiping the same entity—just calling It by different names (a rose by any other name is still a rose). Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, etc.—all worshiping the same SB and not one of them recognizing that fact. They all thought they were worshiping a different being. That recognition forced me to define the essence of our universal SB. I did so thusly—OUR SUPREME BEING IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. That definition solved the puzzle—explained all the mysteries—eliminated all guilt—guaranteed salvation of the entire universe through the death of Jesus. More importantly it made and mandates juxtaposition of every human’s image of the same SB. It mandates recognition that the image of our Creator (SB) is indelibly imprinted on each of us by virtue of the Holy Spirit (God’s Will). Nothing could possibly exist without it being willed by the Spirit (Will) of its Creator (SB). With that understanding and acceptance, we can readily see that all peoples are brothers and sisters—we are duty bound to love (accept) each other as ourselves. That understanding prompted me some time ago to call for recognition and acceptance of THE WORLD WIDE COMMUNION OF SPIRITUALITY. That acceptance allows each of us to comfortably juxtapose ourselves, even with our accidental differences, likened to stacking sheets of paper in a bin—the only way to peace and harmony. My little book, Wilderness Cry explains in minute detail and easy language every aspect of our existence in irrefutable terms–without doubt, you would be immeasurably enlightened in its reading: Amazon, Kindle, et al . Comments and discussion welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very likely, few of us have escaped the shroud of “Guilt” pulled over us all by organized religion. I have defined the “essence” of our Supreme being as “A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING”. With that understanding, it is impossible for our SB to be “merciful”. A “Perfect Rational Being is “Perfect Love” which means acceptance without conditions. Perfect Love has no quarter with mercy. Perfect Love implies no guilt; mercy always implies guilt. So Love and mercy are conflicting ideas. With Its Perfect Intellect, our SB envisioned every tiniest quantum of energy which makes up everything on our universe. With Its Perfect Will (Holy Spirit), It obtained and maintains each perfectly. Each is and has always performed perfectly. In doing so, they have generated an entire universe which is absolutely perfect in form and function, while simultaneously being % 100 evil by virtue of its universal selfishness. There is absolutely nothing in material existence that doesn’t have “needs”. Needs, of course, demand “self attention” with resultant change. Now since Time is a measure of Change, the universe, in its entirety, exists in a constant state of selfishness (change). Our SB made the universe(s) to be that way (selfishness=evil) so that It may be “Perfect Love”. How is that, you say? Jesus, likely the most brilliant and humble human to ever exist, recognized that need. He also recognized that his Spirit, Soul, Existence Giver, mirrored the Spirit (Will) of Its generator (The Holy Spirit-Will of God). He also understood the universality of selfishness and with that understanding, He could see clearly that no one is truly responsible for being the “person they are”. He understood the trillions of different life’s experiences each of us have that shape our attitudes and understandings. Therefore, nowhere in the Bible does Jesus condemn anyone for anything. He was “All Love” (acceptance). In fact He gave us two only commands by which to live’ love your God with your all and love (accept) your neighbor as your equal. He understood that, since He was the only human to ever recognize those principles, He had to be the Messiah. He (the mirror image of Its generator, which we call God) had to die in order to “pay the price” of perfect love. By accepting that role, He was aware that He was accepting all the iniquity ever to exist. Thereby, the SB became Perfect Love. There is absolutely no room for the concept of “mercy” in this equation.
Afterthought: consider this; if the universe were not selfish (evil), there would be no “need”; with no need, there would be no “change”; with no change, there would be no “time”; of course, with no time, there would be only Eternity ; all existences would be frozen in time (eternity). So the next time you hear about God’s mercy, relax and say to yourself “no, no, only God’s Perfect Love”.
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ARCHAIC: It’s been a while since I was able to post; been running everywhere for graduations for last several weeks, plus working hard in my charity vegetable gardens. Things have settled down now, finally, and my time can be shared as desired. The prompt word of the day, “archaic”, caught my eye in a flash. I am no dummy. I have total awareness that each of us has been indoctrinated with some form of religious belief usually associated with a religious book (Bible, Quran, etc.). With that understanding, simple perusal of history plus observation of everyday events, shows us clearly that our methods have failed miserably. My contention is that our reference books of Spirituality are extremely archaic. I can hear you now shrieking in anger and dismay; such heretical language. Each person and/or group is dug-in like badgers protection their turfs while all the time attempting to expand their domains. With that observation, the simple question immediately arises. Why? My humble opinion suggests that the original premises upon which those books were written were terribly mistaken and misguided. The writers of those books had absolutely no scientific understanding of our existence nor of the universe in which they lived. Their superstitions led them to conjure up all sorts of ideations and perceptions which became reality to them. Later on, when Jesus appeared on the scene, they neither understood nor wanted to understand what he was telling them. Different writers about His life and sayings contradict themselves repeatedly, and usually about subjects used by the Church as doctrinal teachings. A couple of examples: In describing the circumstances surrounding Jesus birth, Luke says the Holy Family returned to Nazareth almost immediately while Matthew, describes astrologers (Magi, Wise men) coming in search of the New King after observing His star. This triggered an entire list of undesirable events including the “murder of the holy innocents”, Joseph and Mary being warned in a dream fleeing the country for as long as maybe twelve years. Consequently the Church created an entire set of rituals and feast Day of The Epiphany: in describing Jesus’ crucifixion, Luke presents a picture of two insurgents crucified with Jesus. One of them kept berating Jesus while the other asked Him to remember him when He came into His kingdom. Jesus says to him; “this day you shall be with Me in paradise”. Now during Lent and certain other occasions, the “sacrificial” Christians say the Apostles’ Creed which clearly states that Jesus died, descended into hell, and rose again on the third day; Matthew’s version shows both insurgents continuing to berate Him: Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles (mostly what Paul did) some fifteen-twenty years after Paul had written very descriptively his own activities in multiple letters to his constituents. When put side by side for comparison, Luke writes a “romantic” version to his own liking. Garry Wells, Emeritus Professor of History at Northwestern Univ., in his book, What Paul Meant, shows that Luke is a veritable liar. Hardly a single word in Acts is the correct account of activities as they actually occurrerd. These few but very meaningful discrepancies in biblical writing discredit the Bible as a reliable source of Jesus’ activities and/or teachings. Furthermore, it has been copied so many thousand times, all from one singular copy of copies surviving 200-300 years, there could be little doubt that multiple errors both intentional and unintentional have been made in the process. Also, we know from reliable sources, that the Quran has been reinterpreted to suit the desires of certain groups. In my opinion, to expect that multiple versions of Jesus’ life and words could have been written by multiple individuals and preserved in exact context is pure idiocy. Bart Ehrman, Professor of Bible, NCU, in one of his books (I believe, Jesus Interrupted), states matter-of-factly, that the KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible is the most corrupted of all. My point is this. If we are ever to have understanding and peace we must get off our archaic understanding of “sacred scriptures”. WE must all come to a rational understanding of common sense. The very first, and most important thing that must be done is to change our child-like understanding of the nature of our Divine Creator. Until that is done, peace can never come. Our Creator is not some Grizzled old man exotically robed and sitting on a throne in some inexplicable place “somewhere up-there”. Our Creator is simply and most importantly “a perfect rational being”. That understanding of the “essence” of our Supreme Being leads to no possibility of misunderstanding of who It is. I use the word It advisedly; our Creator has no “gender”. The word and description of God as our Father is the very, very, very prejudicial patristic attitude held about women forever. Men were the “superior” species; females were the enticement to all sin and, indeed, the first sinner, according to the simplistic ideation of creation as spelled out in the book of Genesis. The essence of the creator and manager of our entire universe must, by necessity, have a perfect intellect and a perfect will. Perfect means unchangeable, and for that reason, we have been duped forever into believing we can actually change Its mind. The Hebrews actually believed that they were bargaining with God, and consequently, dreamed up all sorts of schemes and scenarios to account for their delusional thinking. When Jesus came along with His message of Love (acceptance), they were dismayed, disappointed, and ultimately, disparaging. They had no interest in His message. All they wanted was their childish (Santa Claus), selfish, idea of a new paradise just for them alone to be fulfilled immediately. When Jesus told them that He had come to die for forgiveness of their iniquity, they were flabbergasted. Their Messiah had double-crossed them. So when they killed Him by hanging Him on a tree, they had to continue the drama by conjuring up a “second coming”. The Apostle Paul believed it to be imminent, maybe tomorrow, and told hid followers so. When it did not happen immediately, John Mark, Paul’s sidekick, who wrote the first Gospel fifteen to twenty years later, kicked the can down the road somewhat. He describes Jesus as saying it will all happen within the current generation (forty years). Well, can anyone bear the truth? It has been almost two thousand years since Mark wrote those words and no “second coming” yet. What does that mean. To me it means that the entire selfish idea was a myth from the beginning. It “aint” gonna happen. The reason is very clear. The basic premises upon which all those Old and New Testament stories were based are false. As stated before, I’m no dummy. Anyone with “one eye and half sense” can see clearly that Religion is the largest moneymaking business and the most divisive business that the world has ever known. With 33,000 so-called Christian denominations in the world, and each claiming absolute and separate authenticity, it is clear that they are the culprits. Having said that, I am totally aware that, to many, religion is their most precious possession, because they have been told so and made to believe. Unwittingly, deep down however, most hold those of a different faith in some form of disregard, and, in many case downright disdain and even hatred. What a pity. And all profess goodness and kindness in the “face of the Lord”; a pure sham. I have heard snide remarks about other religions uttered from the pulpit of my church hundreds, maybe thousands of times in my eighty four years. How is that possible? Simply because the basic understanding of our Supreme Being has been in gross error throughout all recorded history. Now, I am aware that each of you will continue attending your church services because you have been disciplined to do so. However, as you listen to the constant haranguing over each little word of the “good book”, remember that your Creator is inestimably “greater” than anything you are hearing. The image of our Supreme Being is imprinted on each of us, and indeed, each entity in existence, just as free range cattle are branded. Jesus, our brother and representative, recognizing His and our inner being as a mirror image of our Creator, realized that it befell Him to “pay the price” for all the iniquity (selfishness) in the universe. He did so willingly but not without great fear and trepidation. That was the message He tried so desperately to get through the “thick skulls” of His apostles and others. Because He was human, He failed miserably on that attempt. He did not fail in His most important endeavor, the salvation of the entire universe. So, if genuine peace (acceptance of our fellow man as our equal) is ever to come, it is imperative that the ARCHAIC ideation of God instilled in each of us must be discarded. It must be replaced with “GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING”. Ponder that for a while. While pondering, you will find great assistance in understanding those concepts in my little book, Wilderness Cry. I strongly urge you to read it; Amazon, Kindle et al. All comments welcomed, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some, maybe many, might say it is premature to predict the imminent demise of all life on our planet. However, I believe them to be like ostriches with their heads buried in the sand. Never before has mankind had the tools for total self-destruction. In the event of nuclear war, it is likely that no area of the earth would be spared. And why should we be concerned (scared out of our wits)? Because of extreme ideological and/or religious differences that exist among nuclear-weapon-equipped nations. Foolishly, over the years, our leaders have “kicked the can of reconciliation down the road”, dreadfully close to the point of no return. And why do all of those ideological/religious differences exist? Simply, because no one of authority, to my knowledge, has taken “the bull by the horns” and demanded the recognition of “a least common denominator” of our Spirituality which all can accept. Of course, in doing so, millions of preachers, prelates, and princes would ‘be out of a job’; preaching religion is the major source of income for millions. Each is hammering his/her theme harder and harder attempting to garner a larger audience and, of course, at the same time a fuller collection basket. That singular selfishness is the greatest obstruction to basic reconciliation with each other and with our Creator. Religion and ideology (a form of religion), are the obstructionists to peace. We wouldn’t have needed nuclear weapons in the first instance were it not for irrational ideologies, one of which, Fascism, was supported by the Church in hopes of maintaining and even gaining more influence. As a global community, we must rapidly come to understand that each of us is imprinted with the image of the identically same Creator (call that Creator what you may). Likely, divisiveness has progressed to the point of no return. I have yet to hear a preacher of any denomination of any religion preach a sermon exclusively about the singular message Jesus gave us, LOVE; love of God and love of neighbor. Love is the only healer, but, sadly, it will never be preached because there’s no money to be made preaching love. Only hellfire and damnation get peoples attention and their pocketbooks. I think my warning is definitely not premature. What do you think? You probably have heard the expression “dead right”. You may have the green light while driving though an intersection, but if you don’t take the precaution of looking for cross traffic, you may end up “dead and right”. Each preacher is certain of its valid message even though that message is at 90 degree angle to all others. The problem lies in the fact that the money lies in hammering the incidentals rather than the fundamentals (love). If we in the Western World cant reconcile Christianity, why would we expect to reconcile the entire world? I have repeatedly called for, and will continue to call for the recognition of the World Wide Communion Of Spirituality. It is our only path to survival. You would benefit immensely by reading my little book, Wilderness Cry—Amazon, Kindle. et al. email@example.com.
REBEL: This is a fitting word for needed action of the world-wide masses in a major peace offensive. The entire planet is divided immeasurably by what I consider to be irrational concepts of our supreme Being. Consequently, we are in a constant state of war and terror. We must submit to the idea that our SB is the same for everyone, regardless of what name we apply to It (a rose by any other name is still a rose). We must rebel against the idea that our God is different from your Buddha, or Allah, or whatever name we are accustomed to use. It is imperative that we become “rebels” against conventional religions which present us with a human-like Deity. Our Creator and Supreme Being (SB) is so much more than presented to us by all religions. Our SB is A PERFECT RATIONALO BEING which knows all and is ALL. Everything in existence is imprinted with Its Image and therefore is perfect in form and function. We need desperately to be at peace with each other if we are to survive. Please read my little book Wilderness Cry for better understanding.
FLAUNT: Continuing our discussion about our Supreme Being’s (SB) Perfection, and the inestimable ramifications of that perfection, we are faced with an overwhelming landslide of biblical preaching and doctrinal teachings, none of which are in harmony with philosophical truth of “perfection”. Each preacher and/or priest flaunts his/her “twist” of so-called truth, while proclaiming it to be the only truth, and all the time demeaning each and every one of the other millions of preachers. And for what reason?—of course, to save souls. That reason in itself is disgraceful and sanctimonious, because the ultimate reason for most is to make money while maintaining and attaining control and influence over the masses. The unavoidable, irrefutable, unmistakable truth needs no elaborate edifice or dramatic purveyor for delivery. It only needs humble acceptance as Jesus preached–love our God with our all and love our neighbor as ourselves. Simple philosophical analysis shows without flaunting that the Spirit (WILL, IMPRINT) of our Devine SB must, by necessity, be present on every entity in existence—otherwise it could not be. Having that understanding shows us that everyone’s SB (Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.) is the identical same ONE. As such we all are brothers and sisters–all are children of the same SB. So why are we fighting? Simply stated, we are fighting because of ignorance and a “selfish” lack of understanding. The result is continued chaos. One by one, more and more dramatic preachers take to the airways, megachurches, cathedrals, etc. flaunting “their wares”, but always extorting greenbacks from their entrapped viewers and listeners–“come into my parlor said the spider to the fly”. This activity, in my opinion, represents the greatest curse humanity has ever known—most likely will lead to our complete demise. Our SB ‘loved us to the death” through our brother Jesus. If His death was/is not satisfactory for our salvation, we all are doomed. I don’t think so. A concept of HELL is an impossibility. Our SB”s ‘Perfect Love’ means It accepts (loves) us without expectations. That is the “GOSPEL” (GOOD NEWS) Jesus told us about, and told His disciples to tell the world about—relax and be happy; I have died for your eternal salvation. Give thanks (Eucharist), and “Be Happy”. This is the massage that needs flaunting—regrettably, it wont be. If you have any interest in understanding this philosophy completely, please read my little book, Wilderness Cry—-Amazon, Kindle, et al. firstname.lastname@example.org.
OBSERVE: Observation is one of the basic tools of scientific investigation. Typically, scientific experiments encompass three aspect; postulation, experimentation and observation. Today, I want to talk about a subject very near and dear to my heart, and that is the very nature of God, God’s Essence. I was raised in a very strict Roman catholic environment, having been educated to the hilt for nineteen years in Catholic institutions. In the beginning, I was taught Catholic Catechism as though it were arithmetic. It was instilled in me that God was somewhat schizophrenic in the sense that he loved me one second, but would send me straight to hell the very next second for infraction of one of His or the Church’s rules. As a young child, that was very frightening and disconcerting. As a juvenile, I began to notice that nothing we, either individually or as an entire community, prayed for ever materialized. When I questioned my pastor (priest) about that, he explained that it was God’s Will. From that time on, I began to sense that all the interminable praying and worshiping we were doing seemed to be a total waste of time and energy. As a married adult, I sensed that the Church’s attitude about sex in general, and birth control specifically was completely irrational. I listened to Sunday sermons with priests riling about birth control, divorce and sexual subjects ad nauseum. Also, I noticed a complete disconnect between what I was taught and the reality I experienced in real life. I could see clearly all the problems, but the solution eluded me. We were taught about the Trinity, a mystery not understandable; Gods Will; The Holy Spirit; even God, Himself, but no definition of the essence of these entities was ever offered. Finally, it occurred to me that God’s essence must be defined if rationality were to prevail in our lives. After years of study and contemplation, it finally struck me–I must and could define God’s Essence. No one before me had ever done so. Great theologians had frequently spoken of the essence of God, but none had ever offer a definition. By defining God’s Essence thusly–“God Is A Perfect Rational Being”, I was suddenly able to eliminate all the “mysteries” from our lives. I was able to define the Trinity in explicit terms. The qualities of rationality are two; an intellect which perceives and a will that achieves. In the case of a Perfect Intellect, what would it perceive? Obviously, something perfect if available. Since It is the only Perfect Thing in existence, God’s Perfect Intellect reflects upon Itself and what does It see? A mirror image of Itself, exact and Perfect in every respects (we call It the Son, the second Person of the Trinity). Since we are speaking of the supernatural, that Image is living; two Persons, one God. So then what choioce do two Perfect rational Beings, perceiving each other have except to accept (love, choose, will) each other? That perpetual “Loving Energy” oscillating between the Two in perpetuity, we call the Holy Spirit (Will of God). Since that energy (vision) between the Two carries the perpetual image of Its generators, It is identical to Them, the third person of the Trinity; three persons, one same God. In the next segment, I will elucidate the many ramifications of that definition. In the meantime, if you wish to see the complete picture in its entirety, you may do so by reading my little book, Wilderness Cry. It leaves no stone unturned in our spiritual, temporal and eternal lives. It applies to every human that ever lived and to every religion the world has ever known. It represents the ultimate summation of astute observation. So far, it has gotten nothing but rave reviews. Available Amazon, Kindle, and all major online book retailers. You may read Amazon’s description and reviews by logging onto Amazon. All comments and discussions, and constructive criticisms welcomed. email@example.com.