COST-Hilary L Hunt MD

r_P70491TA200411_cr_22441_FullCOST-When we think of ‘cost’, likely the first thing that comes to mind is how much money we have to pay for something—how much does it cost. However, costs come in many forms and fashions—some overt and obvious—others obscure  and/or hidden.

When gasoline was $4.00/gal, a frugal person might ‘think twice’ before jumping into a big gas-guzzling car or truck and making a frivolous trip somewhere. On the other hand, with gas at $1.22/gal, that same person might say, ‘it doesn’t cost that much, so let’s go.

For the savvy, financial costs are always a legitimate consideration. There are, lamentably, many , many other costs not always so obvious. For instance, a cigarette smoker may, unwittingly, be perfectly willing to bear the increasing dollar and cents cost of a pack of cigarettes, while ignoring the ultimate hidden costs of smoking—chronic lung disease, heart disease, renal disease, all of which are associated with chronic disability and frequent premature death—a real cost. That is to say nothing of the momentous medical costs and family distress associated with such a habit.

Look at the cost of alcoholism and drunk driving—alcoholic beverages themselves are not ‘cheap’, but their dollar cost pales in the face of the frequent anguish, injury , disease and death incurred by reckless drinking.

How about the costs of a hostile or slothful attitude—getting fired from a good job—loss of friendships. More importantly, what about the influential psychological costs imparted to your children by an absolute determined attitude of ‘keeping up with the Joneses’.

IMG_0082One could go on and on about the various consequential costs of our attitudes and activities. Seemingly, most of those consequences are either not recognized or , for what ever reason, ignored.

To me, the most discouraging consequential cost of life and living is the lack of unity among people. I can say with certainty that no two people ever have been ‘like-minded’ about an understanding of their Supreme Being (God, Buddha, Brahma, Yahweh, Allah etc.). Each person seems to have a ‘vague’ idea about their SB, but no two ideas are the same—they can’t possibly be.

And why is that, you may say. Plainly and simply, its because no one has ever defined the essence  of their deity—that is no one before me. Having no essential definition of our deity makes it %100 impossible for any two people who ever lived or who ever will live to have identical essential knowledge and understanding of their ‘God’.

So what does that have to do with ‘cost’?—everything. What that means is that each person, in turn, while earnest in his/her desire to know and understand their God, is being led down ‘the primrose path’ of religion. Religion, of course, is a cultist practice intended to ‘appease’ a hostile god who lords it over us. That  is  definitely a ‘trumped up’ attitude devised originally by divining the celestial bodies and elements fourteen thousand years ago.

Eventually, the Jews determined that it could be ‘profitable’ for a few—the King and the High Priest. That knowledge was not ‘wasted’ on Christianity. Strangely, while Jesus ‘despised’ religion, people used his name to make billions and billions, and billions—they still are. The ‘costs’ of religion are staggering. Furthermore, the financial costs pale in the face of the psychological costs of guilt, anxiety and depression caused by religion.

They learned centuries ago that the ‘sure-fire’ way of getting your pocketbook was to shame  you into  ‘buying your way into heaven’—neither have they ever forgotten that trick. It certainly didn’t start with ‘the widows might’—neither did it stop there. They would, in fact, take your very last copper cent under the ‘guise’ of pleasing God.

IMG_1065So how do we ever correct that evil and ‘eliminate that terrible oppressive cost’? I can assure you, there is only one absolute and mandatory method—we must all become like-minded   in our understanding of God’s essence. We must abandon the mythology and superstition thrown at us for ages and ages.

I have defined God’s essence once and for all— God is a Prefect Rational Being. That perfection translates into ‘Perfect Love”— perfect Love means God accepts us the way we are—there is absolutely nothing we can do to enhance that love of God for us.

God’s Love costs us absolutely nothing—it is an unbelievable ‘gift‘.

All is spelled out succinctly and precisely in my two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality.

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PUZZLE-Hilary L Hunt MD

r_P70491TA200411_cr_22441_FullPUZZLE- Now here’s one for you—are you ever puzzled about anything? Just what is a puzzle anyway? I suspect we all have been exposed to crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Additionally. I suspect we all have been ‘puzzled’ by many events, ideas and/or philosophies we’ve encountered in our lives.

Strictly speaking, a puzzle is a game or problem that tests our ingenuity, brainpower and knowledge. Some puzzles are a ‘fun’ challenge to solve—many create consternation—others seem unsolvable. We may frequently experience confusion and/or frustration at our ineptness.

Likely, nowhere is that confusion and frustration more obvious than that experienced by the average ‘joe’ in attempting to solve the puzzle of irrational ‘religion’ and/or philosophy/ideology. In my particular case, it began at a very early age, seven. It grew by ‘leaps and bounds’ and by age thirteen, I was convinced that I had been presented with a puzzle of ‘monumental proportions’ which demanded solution. That ‘solution’ tested both my knowledge and determination for years. Finally, after roughly sixty years, and by the most unlikely circumstances, the solution to my puzzlement became clear.

And you might ask just what my puzzlement was about—and I would answer, ‘multiple considerations’ all, of which stem from lack of understanding of the nature (essence) of our God (Supreme Being, Yahweh, Allah, Buddha, Brahma etc.) Most of those puzzlements concerned my relationship with God, eternity, heaven, hell, purgatory, my soul, Trinity, prayer and mysteries—putting all of those considerations in a basket and shaking them up created one grant puzzle for me while at the same time creating unbelievable confusion, frustration and consternation.

However, no matter how impossible the task seemed to be, my determination persisted. Luckily, my knowledge base expanded exponentially when I had the good fortune to ‘stumble onto’ the science of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). That subject involves an evolutionary process of discerning, discovering , defining and observing the nature of the tiniest particles of energy which make up everything in existence—God.

IMG_0082For those who may not know, a quantum is the smallest particle of energy in existence which cannot be farther subdivided. There are, in fact, several varieties of these particles. Each has been given a name such as photon, electron, boson, etc. It is of particular interest to note that each is identical to and indistinguishable from its counterparts. Furthermore, each is ‘perfect in both form and function’—never changing nor changeable.

So, what are the implications of something that is perfect and both never changing nor changeable? Is that not exactly what eternity is—a state of being with no beginning nor end in which change (time)  of any kind is impossible? Wow!!!!—the ‘lights came on’—my puzzle was solved.

Suddenly, I ‘knew’ who God is. I could and did actually ‘define God’s essence’. God is a Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality means that with its Perfect Intellect, It envisioned each and every particle of energy, all of which ‘mirror’ him. Of course, he loves himself and his own image—he cannot possibly reject something perfect. So, with his Perfect Will, he chooses, loves, accepts his image in perpetuity. Bingo—the ‘mystery’ of the Trinity solved—-one major piece of the puzzle conquered.

Suddenly, a completely new philosophy and understanding of everything was at hand. All organized religion was fallacious, since all were based on ‘false premises’.

God is Perfect, so his love is perfect. Therefore he cannot possibly reject himself. Since his image is imprinted onto each particle that makes up our being, we are him—as is every other gravid object in existence.

So, what are the implications? There are many, and each refutes concepts of humanistic religions. God’s Perfect love precludes any possibility of Hell, Purgatory, Limbo. Heaven (eternity) is a state of being of perfect happiness and Joy in God, not a place where everyone in running around meeting and greeting each other (a human concept). Therefore, there are no ‘higher places’ in heaven (a human concept). God is our ‘soul’—without God we have no soul—we have no existence. Prayer is a total waste (misplacement) of understanding of God—Begging God to change his nature and perform ‘miracles’ for us is really blasphemous—our only ‘justifiable’ prayer is ‘thank you God’. Thanksgiving is the meaning of the word Eucharist. Miracles are an impossibility—God cannot possibly ‘change’ his Perfect Nature—God can be neither ‘pleased’ nor ‘displeased’—God is all Love.

IMG_1065You may ask about Jesus—how does he fit into the picture? And, as I have explained many times before, I accept that Jesus was a true genius who saw exactly what I see—he didn’t have benefit of Quantum Mechanics. He recognized that God had created a 100% evil (selfish) world. He reasoned that since God had created an evil universe, he must make retribution by dying—thereby showing his ‘Perfect Love’. Jesus knew that God resided in him—he and everything in existence were ‘mirror images’ of God. Since he was the only one to know that, he saw himself as the ‘sacrificial lamb of God’. Willingly, but with great fear and trepidation, he accepted the fate—God’s Perfect Love was exposed.

So what about the ‘Last Supper’—what was Jesus saying to his apostles for the forty millionth and last time? He was attempting to instill an understanding that God is in all things including him and them as well as that bread and wine they were eating—we’ll never know whether or not he was successful—so distorted and corrupted is the bible. We have an inkling that maybe John did. In his letter he states ‘brothers, what we are now, we know we are children of God; what we are to become is to be determined. We do know that when we get to heaven we will be like God because we will see him as he truly is’ (paraphrased). Quite obviously, no one could see God as he ‘truly is’ except God himself—so, John seemed to recognize and understand what Jesus had been telling them.

So what about the word communion—some religions speak of Holy Communion. Yes it is communion and yes it is Holy Communion because it represents the commonality we all share—we all are imbued with the Holy Commonality of God’s presence in us—and everything else, I might add.

Now here is a concept which is somewhat staggering to me. Just for one moment consider this. We and every gravid object in existence are continually changing and evil (selfish). Therefore, we exist in a temporal (finite) world—we ,as everything else, will cease to exist some day. However, everything that makes our being is the prefect, unchanging particles of God’s energy which already exist in eternity—isn’t that amazing? Does that tickle your brain about your soul? God is your soul—he cannot possibly reject himself.

Most religion of any kind or fashion of which I am aware, while maybe in some instances well intentioned, is man-made, fashioned after human values of selfish control and greed, and more importantly based on false premises and ignorance. Buddhism and Hinduism seem, for the most part, to be different in that they are more contemplative—they are still trying to discern the exact nature of their Supreme Being. It would be helpful for them to study Quantum Mechanics.

I could go on and on about these subjects but I suspect you’d get bored. However I have developed this philosophy and carried it to its ultimate conclusion of a certain pathway to permanent ‘loving peace’.  My two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality say it all in clear, concise terms. I sincerely trust that you will avail yourself of them—-Amazon et.al.

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PLAGUE-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPLAGUE-This word is derived from the Greek word plaga which means  strike  and the Latin word plaga which means stroke or wound. In everyday usage it carries the implication of some disease or condition which annoys , aggravates or impedes us as individuals, family groups, communities, cities, or nations.

For instance, we may hear someone say that she has been ‘plagued’ by migraine headaches all her life. Or we may observe that a family seems to be plagued by chronic poverty. On a larger scale, a community may have been ‘plagued for years’ by a very poor water supply. In modern times it seems that certain cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and others in the US are ‘plagued’ by homelessness and filth—Chicago is ‘plagued’ with gun violence.

In the fourteenth century a disease caused by a rat borne bacterium known simply as the ‘Plague” wiped out millions of people in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. The ‘great potato famine’ in the mid 1800’s killed nearly half the population of Ireland—they simply starved to death. The Plague of 541 killed 10.000/day in Constantinople—it was caused by the same rat-borne organism as the Back Death in Europe centuries later. The Old testament speaks of ‘Plagues and Pestilence’.

There have been several other major ‘Plagues’ in Europe and elsewhere, The general idea is that a plague is something that strikes without warning and severely wounds and/or aggravates.

IMG_0082Currently, the entire earth is in the throes of a devastating pandemic ‘plague’ caused by the Covid-19 virus. It certainly seems to have struck an unsuspecting and ill-prepared humanity with virulence and vehemence—and it rages on. It has killed millions worldwide and will kill millions more before it runs it course—likely, it will be back. Hopefully, we will be better prepared the next time.

There is one ‘plague’ which has beset the human race on an unrelenting, persistent course since the beginning of recorded history. Anyone who has the meagerest familiarity with world history knows that eternal strife  among mankind has been perpetuated by one source— religion. There is no way I have of knowing the exact number of deaths caused by ‘religious wars’. However, because of their persistent occurrence, it is safe to say that the war-tally would at least equal the plague-tally. The United States alone has lost nearly three million soldiers in its wars—a span of a measly 250 years.

Many wars have been generated by the godless trying to defeat the godly. Some notable examples are Fascism, Communism and some forms of Socialism. In general, these ideologies are anti-religion—-a religion in reverse.

The Jewish people have been embroiled in some form of strife and conflict ever since their exodus from Egypt. During the last fourteen hundred to two thousand years, the three Abrahamic religions have been in constant turmoil among themselves. In addition,  intrareligious hatred and rancor have perpetuated unrelenting upheaval.

During my 86 years, I have not known of a single day of prefect peace. The hatred, fighting and killing continues at a torrid pace, and why?—religion. Everyone’s god has mandated a vendetta against their neighbor’s god. In Christianity alone, we have 33,000 different gods and guess what—not a single one of them is willing to ‘give an inch’ to the other. So, they are not ‘overtly’ fighting right now, but they have in the past—I’ll guarantee you that, given the opportunity, they would again. Basically, they are a like a pit full of venomous snakes banded together for purposed of self defense against an intruder—I wont bite you if you wont bite me. They have a larger ‘common enemy’—hostile Islam and Communism. Just let those two common enemies disappear and see what happens—all hell would break out among Christians just as it was when Constantine called the first council of Nicaea, and the ‘all powerful Catholic Church was formed.

Hopefully, in this ‘civilized world’ that would be an overstatement, but no guarantees. Human nature dictates that each person wants every other person to think the same way, and if they don’t, there’s an undercurrent of aggravation—even under the best of circumstances. If that undercurrent ‘boils over’, as it frequently does, then overt hostility, either verbal or physical, breaks out—such is our selfish nature.

So how do we overcome such adversity and eliminate this most major plague—the answer is simple, its application complicated—we must all have the same God.

That may sound like a ‘foolish’ suggestion—everyone knows who God is—or do they? If you cannot define the essence of your God, then you have no God—you have a myth. Guess what—everyone’s myth is different just like ever child’s Santa is different.

How then do we all have the same God? The exact same way we all have the same pencil, or brick or toothbrush—we can define their essences.

IMG_1065Take note of this—no one before me has ever defined the essence of God. I did it with six simple little words so full of astounding meaning—God is a Perfect Rational Being. I was able to conclude that essential definition by virtue of my encounter with Quantum Mechanics (particle physics) wherein I learnrd the most basic identical and perfect nature of all physical existence. That perfect rationality pervades everything in existence. More importantly, it refutes and  eliminates the Biblical mythology associated with God. It defines clearly the Trinity nature of God. It shows the absolute necessity of Jesus’s heroic sacrifice by which we all are saved. It shows with absolute certainty God’s perfect love which precludes any possibility of Hell, Purgatory, Limbo or Heaven as a place with seats closer to God. It shows without imagination that heaven is an eternal state of being in oneness with God— a state of perfection which supersedes any human happiness.

In my book, Wilderness Cry, I define the essence of God and outline its implications. In my sequel, Peace in Spirituality, I show the absolute only way that peace may ever be achieved—we must all be likeminded. The only way that can happen is for everyone to have the same God—adherence to present-day religions makes that absolutely impossible.

We must all become likeminded so that the terrible plague of war  may be eliminated and peace will prevail.

  I encourage you to read and study my books so you may have a clear understanding.

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DOOMSDAY-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngDOOMSDAY-The Covid-19 episode has prompted me to explore the concept of doomsday from a scientific and philosophical viewpoint. During the last thirty to forty years of recent memory, I suspect I have heard suggestions of imminent doomsday hundreds, maybe thousands of times. Each and every natural disaster has brought the Armageddon predictors out of hiding a-likened to termites swarming out of a piece of rotten wood.

Just who are these soothsayers anyhow? In my experience they are always preachers who cling to each and every word of the bible, both Old and New Testaments. So what prompts those predictions made with such absolute certainty and  directly  in the face of total erroneousness of all such previous predictions? My observations tell me the prompts are twofold—a brainwashed audience and a cunning predictor.

IMG_0082I remember well several years ago, our local schools were closed on a certain day because someone had predicted a major earthquake along the New Madrid Fault line—such was the certainty of the prediction. Even I considered there was nothing to lose by clamping a vise-grip tool onto the turn-off valve of the natural gas supply to my house—its still there—may come in handy some day, but not by prediction. Of course, no earthquake occurred—everyone was so relieved. As I recall, he wasn’t even a preacher—a real soothsayer who was ‘super-believable’ however. Nostradamus was ‘alive and well’ at that time.

So why should millions of people have the wits scared out of them because of the prediction of some idiot with no scientific data. Unless you just crawled from under a rock, everyone who lives along the New Madrid Fault is keenly aware of the major quakes of 1811-12 which, in addition to changing dramatically the flow-path of the Mississippi river, also formed Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee, and Murphy’s Pond in northeast Hickman county , Kentucky. Scientists tell us, that the likelihood of another major quake(s) is a certainty, the exact date cannot be predicted—not as of now, at least.

So what gives most of those prognosticators the belief that they are interpreting world events in appropriate terms?—the ‘absolute certainty’ of God’s inerrant word, the Bible, of course.

Now let’s examine that philosophy from just ‘simpleminded logic’. If the Bible truly is the absolute inerrant word of God, then how can all those predictions be wrong? The answer to that very simple question, I believe, has a very simple answer. Either God is stupid and ignorant and doesn’t know what he’s doing or saying, or the biblical interpreters are ignorant and stupid and don’t ‘have a clue’—far be it from me to call God stupid and ignorant. You are now free to decide which it is—I’ve already decided.

IMG_1065All one has to do is investigate a teensy-weensy bit to understand that the bible was written, rearranged and rewritten dozens, maybe hundreds of times by people who ‘had an axe to grind’. They were all astrologers at heart—the celestial bodies controlled everything—even the ‘star of Bethlehem’ led the astrologers (magi, wise men) to King Herod in search of baby Jesus. That made a great story for those who knew that the ‘earth was flat’, who knew that the earth was the ‘center of the universe, who knew that God was a grizzled old man sitting in the clouds ready and willing to ‘crack the whip’ on anybody or anything that crossed him. They had absolutely no idea of science which is knowledge, which is truth.

But that didn’t stop the money-changers—the fleecing must go on and ‘go on’  it did and does. Jesus tried to stop it—he was a ‘total failure’—they hung him on a tree—and the fleecing beat goes on, and on, and on.

All of that ‘fleecing’ comes in the form of religion.

So what is the truth? Knowledgeable scientists tell us that habitability of earth will likely cease in ten million years—that, of course, assumes that mankind doesn’t kill everything before then. The earth itself will come to a planetary demise in about 7.5 billion years when it is adsorbed by an ever expanding sun (red giant). In the meantime, natural disasters of all sorts and kinds will occur—any one of them could potentially ‘wipe out life on earth’ but not likely and certainly not as the result of any prediction from the bible.

Guess who is continually making those predictions and interpretations—the ‘money-changers, of course. Some of them even fall into the category of snake-handlers—you be the judge.

If you’d like a more complete explanation of these and many, many, more points, you might try reading my two little books, Wilderness Cry, and Peace in Spirituality.

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EASTER-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngESATER-What a glorious day—so most of us have been taught to think and believe. So, what’s so glorious about Easter? If someone ask you to explain the significance of Easter, what would you tell them?—would you have a definitive answer? I truly would like to hear a few of those answers.

I can hear the ‘thundering multitude’ responding in resounding unison even as I type—‘Easter is the day Jesus rose from the dead’. And I say, ‘so what, what does that mean?. What does that have to do with anything?’ Have you ever asked yourself that question?—what did Jesus’ resurrection mean to you? Oh you probably have been told by your preachers and/or bible school teachers that Jesus’ resurrection carried ‘great significance’—but can you explain the significance? I can’t. The point is, in physical terms,Jesus’ so-called resurrection is a myth, and here is why.

The Jews were so imbued with the idea that when the long-awaited Messiah finally would appear  he would immediately restore an earthly paradise just for them. When Jesus finally appeared after hundreds of years of long-suffered waiting, the selfish Jews were impatient—-they wanted paradise ‘now’. Jesus, however , perceived a giant load of work to be done—the Jews thought process had to be changed dramatically. They had learned a philosophy of a punitive God who could love them one minute and viciously turn on them the  very next second—such was the schizophrenic nature of their ‘one true God’.

IMG_0082When Jesus began speaking and teaching of an ‘all loving God’, the Jews mind-set just was not ready nor capable of accepting such a philosophy. Jesus was quite aware of their attitude—he recognized that his task was severe, but he accepted the challenge. Knowing full well that his message would not be well accepted by the Jewish hierarchy, Jesus stayed in the shadows trying desperately to educate his apostles and followers to his ‘new commandments of love’—God and neighbor. It seems very doubtful that he ever succeeded—-We’ll never know.

After three plus years, Jesus could see plainly that he was getting ‘nowhere’ (so it seems from the writings we have); he grew impatient; he knew the task at hand. So, he marches off to the seat of corruption and evil, Jerusalem. He had come to the stark realization that he was the messiah, ‘the chosen one’, the Christ who was to die for the amelioration of all the evil in the universe. Parenthetically, I might add Jesus name was Jesus, the Christ; not Jesus Christ—there’s a momentous difference in both meaning and understanding.

He was steadfast and firm in his conviction—his glib followers were seemingly like half-witted nitwits. They didn’t have a clue—at least that’s what the ‘book’ we have says—who really knows? When Jesus deliberately confronted the Jewish hierarchy with their cunning and chicanery and open-faced thievery in the name of God, it was more than they could take—he had to go. Of course, that was the ‘Devine plan’ all along. Jesus just used the cunning Jews as an instrument of execution.

So, they killed him—they hung him ignominiously on a tree for all the world to see—see what happens to traitors!

IMG_1065But what about the ‘Resurrection’?—Jesus had told his followers he ‘first had to die’. In their greed and exclusionary demeanor, they had to have a recreation of Paradise and they had to have it now. They could see plainly that Jesus was dead—-he had to come right back to finish the job. That meant he had to ‘raise from the dead’ and ‘ascend into heaven’—the ‘second coming ‘ was both mandatory and immanent. Therein lies Paul’s injunction to his followers to ‘abandon their usual lifestyles of marriage, family, children, etc.; put on a holy face and prepare for Jesus immanent return—maybe tomorrow’ (paraphrased).

Well, its been roughly two thousand years—Paul has been dead nineteen hundred and fifty years and no second coning yet. Guess what, ‘it ain’t happening’. Its a myth dreamed up by the selfish Jews and perpetuated by every religion I have personally known of; and for why? Power, money, control.

Have you ever felt somebody’s hand in you pocket?—hold on to your pocketbook. Have you ever noticed how each of the 33,000 so-called Christian religions claim forthrightly to be ‘the only correct one’?—I have. Have you ever noticed how a new church with a ‘new slant’ on Jesus and his ‘word’ springs up on literally every street corner annually?—I have. Have you ever wondered why that is? I have—money, power, control.

So, if I ask you the significance of Easter, what would you say?

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JESUS DIES-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngJESUS DIES—Here we go again. If I were to ask a thousand so-called Christian people why Jesus died, I suspect I’d get a conglomerate of answers. Some answers would likely be straight forward and certain but many would be vague and/or confused or even contradictory.

One category would tell me with absolute certainty and authority that Jesus Died to save us from our sins and guarantee our entry into heaven. That same group might hastily add that the more good we do, the  higher place in heaven we get.

Another group might say that Jesus died so that  our sins might be forgiven but not guaranteed—-we must pray, beg and plead with God in every way possible which might included all sorts of self-sacrifices, personal bodily torment and good works. In addition they would suggest a heavy reliance on the supplication of the Church and the saints already in heaven on our behalf. However, in spite of all that, the likelihood is we’d be required to spend considerable time in purgatory burning away the stain of sin from our soul before entry into heaven would be allowed.

A third group would tell me forthrightly that Jesus died so he could go to heaven and then come back some day and  pronounce judgement on everyone—the good ones he would welcome with open arms into the  new paradise  he just created—the bad ones would be cast in the fires of hell for all eternity.

IMG_0082Then there is a fourth group who would tell me Jesus died because the Jews didn’t like him—he was a traitor—he was teaching heresy. So, he got the treatment all traitors got—death by crucifixion.  The world was full of zealots in Jesus’ time—they all got the same treatment.

Then there would be a significant number who would offer some sort of mixture of the above ideas.

Having said all that, all I wanted was just one of them to ask me ‘why Jesus died’—I was jest itching for a chance to tell them what I thought.

You see, my God is a Perfect Rational Being. He exists in eternity, a state of being in which no time nor change is possible. Therefore, heaven must be a state of being—no higher nor lower places. In addition, Jesus recognized that he, we, and everything in existence was a ‘mirror image’ of its creator’. Jesus could clearly see that everything in existence was selfish—God made it to be that way so he could show his ‘perfect love’ through his own sacrificial death in the person of his image, Jesus. Therefore, Our salvation is guaranteed—God’s perfect love cannot possibly reject himself. The idea of a second coming, new paradise here on earth, purgatory and hell are all impossible.

Likewise a physical resurrection is impossible—God would have to change his nature and that is impossible.

IMG_1065What did happen is this—through his teaching and death, Jesus ‘turned on the lights of God’s truth and love’. He became the Christ—the light of the universe. He demonstrated for all to see the perfect love of God.

Ask yourself one simple question—did Jesus save you by his sacrificial death?—or did Jesus save you by his resurrection? From my perspective, any resurrection would be meaningless without the sacrificial death.

Again I am renewing my call for The World-wide Communion of Spirituality.

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PALM SUNDAY- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPALM SUNDAY-Today, world-wide, Christians are celebrating  Palm Sunday.  It is the day which marks Jesus’ heroic and triumphant enter into Jerusalem. It is known as Palm Sunday because the citizens attending the event cut palm branches and spread them on the path before him. Have you ever wondered why they did that?–I have. Also I have wondered just who all those people were. In addition, I have chucklingly thought what today might have been called if Jesus had approached the temple in Paducah, Kentucky in July—Maple Sunday, Oak Sunday, Ash Sunday, Willow or Birch Sunday? I’m not wise-cracking—I’m serious.

The Catholic Christians do, in fact, make a big to-do about the palm. They march in a procession of sorts with palm branches over their shoulders. The palm is then taken home and the artistic ones among us  weave all sorts of crosses and Christian emblems out of it before it dries, Other less fanciful may simply double it on itself and stick it behind a crucifix or holy picture hanging on the wall. The left over palm is saved and burned to ashes which are applied to penitents foreheads the following Ash Wednesday. The point is, the palm is revered as having some special significance.

IMG_0082I suppose the question remains why was the palm spread on the ground in the first place and secondly, why were there so many people in attendance. In the first instance, it is likely that the dirt road was muddy, and the palm provided a clean, dry pathway. Jesus, you will recall was riding an ass and would not been concerned with muddy roads. His apostles and close followers, however,  were walking and most likely would have greatly appreciated the cover. Now to the second consideration—why so many cheering people? Jesus spent his entire teaching career in the shadows, out of the lime-light so as not to rattle the ire of the king, high priest and elders.

It seems likely to me that there two sets of people in attendance that day—one set were Jesus’ true followers—the others were those who sensed a ‘big showdown’ and didn’t want to miss the show. Jesus, himself, was steady as a rock—he was on a mission.

When time for the show arrived, the crowd was ready. Jesus had influenced many followers, but it seems obvious to me that most of them, including his apostles did not comprehend his message—they scattered like sheep running in terror from a wolf—seems to me like they still are. The bulk of the Jews present knew Jesus was teaching heresy and were quite willing to sentence him to crucifixion—the death mode reserved for treason. His friends were terrified—only one of them attended.

IMG_1065I spoke of Jesus’ heroic and triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It was certainly heroic because Jesus, undoubtedly, had witnessed many crucifixions—he understood what a horrific death it was, but he also knew why his mission was so important and necessary—-the salvation of the entire universe(s) lay before him. It was indeed triumphant, because he had overcome his fear—he was now steadfast and ready for what lay ahead. His apostles seemed not to have a clue—to them it was just another stroll in the park up until the last minute.

So now that Covid-19 has put a damper on most of the ecclesiastical blame-game, penitents can be a little more detached  from the distraction of  all the ritual, and be a little more attached to the real meaning  of Palm Sunday.

Yes, we all are selfish sinners—yes, so is every existence. Yes, genius Jesus saw that. He knew that our God and mirror image had allowed us and all creation to be that way for one very specific reason—so he could be and show his perfect love—-Jesus was his agent. Every other consideration in my estimation is not only superfluous but, rather, distracting from the real truth and understanding.

Thank you Lord God, Jesus and Holy Ghost (will of God). Amen.

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