DISRUPT means to interfere with the completion of an act or idea. It has utmost significance when considering actions and/or ideas aimed at promoting peace in our local, national and world societies. The disruption comes in many forms and shapes, but almost always has as its basis ideologies and/or religions. For instance, the world now seems to be divided between three basic economic ideologies. One, democratic capitalism, which promotes the idea that, as individuals, we may work and reap the rewards of our earnings while sharing some of those earnings for development and maintenance of essential services, such as roads, travel, defense etc. It also presumes a “good Samaritan” attitude, incumbent upon all, of freely helping the needy and unfortunate through supporting charitable services. Its opposite is socialism which presumes people not to be able nor competent to care for themselves. Therefore the wealth of those willing to work will be confiscated by the all knowing government and distributed to those who are unwilling or unable to work (forced charity) (redistribution of wealth).Of course, under the heading of socialism, comes a variety of “isms” of similar ilk. Thirdly are also oligarchies and Theocracies which are nothing more than dictatorships where the public has literally no say in how things are managed. GENERALLY SPEAKING, RELIGION OR LACK THEREOF of ONE SORT OR ANOTHER FORMS THE BASE OPERATING PHILOSOPHY OF ALL EXCEPT DEMOCRACY. Religion and/or ideology has been the basis of all wars since the beginning of recorded history, and the principle disrupter of any peace effort. My contention is that the root cause of all this chaos is failure of anyone ever to define their Supreme Being. Each world religion has as its basis its own deity, and each deity is different from all others. It occurred to me that in spite of what different religions might think, each is worshiping the same Supreme Being; there can be only one Supreme Being (a rose by any other name is still a rose). So, I did something that, as far as I can determine, has never before been done. I defined the essence of our Creator. By defining It as A PERFEFCT RATIONAL BEING, I am able to show that all deities are the same one (God, Yahweh, Allah, Brahma, Buddha, etc.). I am able to eliminate all the mystery from our lives. I am able to give a scientifically and philosophically sound basis for defining the Trinity, Holy Spirit, God’s Will, Soul, Eternity and much more. I am able to show that because of our Creator’s Perfect Love, any consideration of Hell is ridiculous and impossible. I am able to give the world a singular uniting force, love, rather than the perpetual disrupting force of religions and ideologies. I would strongly encourage each of you to read my little book. I am certain you will conclude it to be the most enlightening experience of your lifetime. I apologize for my late post but I have been extremely busy getting my gardens planted in support of our local Community Kitchen here in Paducah, KY, USA. Our kitchen feeds 300 or so indigent people a hearty, healthy free lunch five days weekly, and give most free supplies to use at home on weekends. My wife and I supply them with bushel after bushel of fresh, homegrown vegetables, including cabbage, potatoes, bell peppers, banana and jalapeno peppers, snap beans, cucumbers, watermelons, tomatoes and sweet potatoes annually. It is our way of living out the only dictum Jesus gave us: Love your neighbor as yourself. Once you read my little thesis, you will have a clear understanding of that principle. Love is the only uniting force in the universe that can promote peace. We must show that love by example. Recognizing that each person in the world is imprinted with the same identical spiritual “brand”, prompted me to call for recognition of the World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. As such we all are brothers and sisters. Won’t you join me in that recognition wherever you are in a peace promoting effort? My book, Wilderness Cry, is available Amazon, Kindle, Et Al. All comments welcomed. email@example.com. Let’s break up the disruptive force of hatred fostered by religions and ideologies. Only through grass-root efforts can it ever be accomplished; never from top down.
THWART means to obstruct, prevent, get in the way of etc. Throughout history we have seen many instances of legitimate thwarting such as the Allied forces prohibiting Hitler and Hirohito in their efforts to conquer the world. On the other hand, we have seen many instances of illegitimate thwarting of science because of mythical religious beliefs. One gross example was the Inquisition forcing Galileo to retract his scientific discovery that the sun was the center of our known universe and not the earth, which had been held as biblical truth and enforced by threat of burning at the stake or beheading. Another was the pope’s persistence in enforcing similar penalties for those implying the earth was not flat, even three years after Vasco de Gama sailed around the earth proving it to be round. The so-called “dark ages” were a period in our history when any attempt at scientific understanding of our existence was thwarted by the church. Instead, the church kept pounding all sorts of “evil” beliefs and regulations onto its constituents. Of the more notable, were the Crusades; the Inquisitions with their irrational belief and accusations concerning witches, as well as their prohibition against legitimate sexual relations; the buying and selling of “indulgences” (a device to shorten the time spent burning in purgatory) so as to fatten the Vatican coffers; the list goes on______. All of those activities were done in a desperate effort to “contain the herd” and thwart any attempt at bolting. All of those efforts were justified by a religious belief based on the Old Testament which promoted a vengeful, demanding God who would torment you unmercifully and even kill you for breach of His commandments. That same God would shower you with all sorts of worldly goods and powers if you were “perfect”. That church, which pretended to be fashioned after Jesus ostensibly thwarted the most basic of Jesus’ teachings, LOVE. Jesus would not “harm a flea”. Nowhere is he presented as promoting violence. Yet that church with its schizoid approach churned on, and the resultant chaos is evident. World-wide we now have at least 33.000 so-called Christian denominations, each claiming authenticity. Jesus’ efforts have been thwarted one hundred per-cen. Not a single one of those 33,000 I’m aware of teaches Love as their singular dictum. Each, in turn, is based either on a cultist ritual, or on pounding the juice out of each and every word of that same book which promotes a “vengeful” God, or both: all for Power, Money, Control. And the beat goes on. Our entire earth is in eminent danger of “total annihilation” because of the total discord of its inhabitants. In previous days the tools for total extermination of every living thin did not exist. In our efforts to thwart the WW2 aggressors, we created those devices. Their universal proliferation has put the entire planet in “grave danger”. One false move by a deranged ideologue will trigger the end. If there ever was a time in our history when “Armageddon” was upon us, it’s now. It is extremely unlikely that it will be heeded, but I have offered a clear “solution” to this disastrous problem in my little book Wilderness Cry. In presenting a definitive, irrefutable, scientific philosophy of God and His universe, I offer a “train to peace”. Likely few will board. It is, however, our only “escape hatch”. My philosophy recognizes that our Creator is A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. As such It is Perfect LOVE, thereby precluding any possibility of Hell. It guarantees our eternal joy with our Creator by the death of Jesus. Jesus despised religion as He clearly shows throughout the Book. Therefore religion is not legitimate. What is legitimate is recognition that everything God created bears Its’ image, the Holy Spirit. Therefore everything is “spiritually” connected. We are not legitimately allowed to fight; we must love (accept) one another. Therefore I have called for recognition and acceptance of the WORLD-WIDE COMMUNION OF SPIRITUALITY. Its our only way to peace. Please do not thwart a legitimate “peace effort” by continuing down the same path to destruction. GOD’s WILL BE DONE. Amazon, Kindle Et Al. all comments welcomes. firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETRAYED- Today marks the anniversary of the day Jesus was betrayed. Reportedly, even His closest friend didn’t know and/or trust Him. Some even report that His betrayal was contrived; that Judas was the only apostle who really recognized Jesus and His mission, and His Betrayal was planed by Jesus so His mission could be completed. Whatever the case, it is an historical event verified by secular history. What eventuated afterwards, I consider to be the betrayal of the entire human race. We don’t now, and likely never will, know the exact history of what transpired from the day of Jesus crucifixion until the year 325 AD. What we do know is that when Constantine, Emperor of the Roman Empire, called the first Council At Nicaea, The followers of Jesus were already splintered into many fighting factions. Because of their squabbling, little production for the state was being accomplished. In spite of being a pagan himself, Constantine reasoned that he would never be able to control the Jesus masses without relinquishing to their wishes. Accordingly, He convened the bishops for a Council. Of the 1800 bishops in his empire, only 280-300 attended. He commissioned them to come to a compromise, and formulate a unified religion of their choice which would be the official religion of the entire Roman Empire. Dissenters had a choice of beheading or exile. That commission is where the great betrayal of mankind came into play. Those bishops did formulate a religion which in no way resembled the teaching of Jesus, Love. It did, however, put them in total control, and was formulated to maintain that control by teaching a religion of guilt, fear and damnation. Jesus taught Love. As a consequence, humanity has been demonized every way imaginable from being declared witches, to being possessed by evil spirits. Women were declared intrinsically evil because they carried all the incitement to sin by virtue of their sex. Rational people, observing those atrocities, eventually began to break away from the “Mother Church” and form churches (religions) of their own design. Consequently, we now have 33,000 different so-called Christian religions world-wide, each preaching a different “version” of Jesus. What a “betrayal” !!!! . In my little book, Wilderness Cry, I make some rational philosophical sense of this mess by going back to the “root Jesus” and His message of Love. I expose religion for what it is, a HOAX. I define our Supreme Being as A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. In doing so, so, I am able to wipe away all the mysteries in our lives. I show that God’s perfection must include Perfect Love (acceptance without conditions). That love was executed and perfected by the death of Jesus. Perfect Love precludes any possibility of Hell, but rather guarantees our eventual union with the Perfect Spirit of our Creator, a “REAL HEAVEN”, and in no way reminiscent of the humanistic heaven fabricated by the Council of Nicaea. I am vigorously trying to rectify our betrayal by presenting you with an irrefutable philosophy. Wilderness Cry is available at Amazon, Kindle, ET AL. All comments welcomed.. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we go again with an Identical message. War is hell. Someone just pointed out that today is the fifteenth anniversary of the Iraq war, and it goes on. Why do we fight in the first place? What generates wars? A casual glance at history will show clearly that Religion and/or ideology foster all wars. With 33,000 so-called Christian sects alone worldwide,and each of which proclaiming absolute authenticity, there is little wonder we cannot have world order. If Christians can’t come to a common understanding, how can we expect all the other major world religions to cooperate. We have 33,000 versions of Jesus, and God. Furthermore we have an equal number of interpretations of how They are to be understood and/or worshiped. It is impossible for all to be correct; likely none is. How can that be? To me the answer lies in the basic understanding of a Supreme Being. No one has “defined the essence” of our Supreme Being. Consequently, there are as many concepts of a Supreme Being as there are people who recognize Its existence. Essence is that quality which makes any entity what it “basically” is. In other words, essence is the basic Truth of something. Without essential understanding, it is impossible to communicate (discuss, ideate, formulate, etc). For instance, it would be absolutely impossible to communicate simple arithmetic to someone who would not/could not accept the basic truth that 2+2=4. You are dead-ended before you start. Every major religion has applied certain characteristics (accidents) to their Supreme Being, but none has defined Its essence. Therefore, it is impossible for us to agree, because we are constantly talking apples and oranges as though they were the same. So, we quarrel, we fight, we war. Does anyone other than I see that? With that understanding, I was compelled to define the Essence of our Supreme Being. In so doing, I was able to eliminate all the mystery, agony and guilt from our lives. My irrefutable definition of God (Buddha, Allah, Yahweh, Brahma etc) is simply this. GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. That defines the basic nature of God. That definition allows for and explains all of God’s Attributes: Perfect, all knowing Intellect; Perfect, all powerful Will. As It reflects upon Itself, It sees a Perfect Image of Itself (second person of Trinity). As these Two Perfect Intellects perceive each other, they have no choice but to Will, accept (love) each other perpetually, The Holy Spirit. So Gods Love is Perfect meaning “acceptance without conditions”, negating any possibility of a Hell. With Its perfect Intellect, God perceived every tiny particle (quantum) of energy in existence and with Its perfect Will (Holy Spirit) It chose to Love each of them (make and keep perfect) forever. 13.7 billion years later each is still absolutely perfect in form and function. With that understanding, every human in existence must recognize that the Holy Spirit Of God is imprinted in it. That is the universal Truth we must know and accept in order to secure peace. That Spirit of God is the only “uniting” factor in our existence. Spirituality unites us and demands peace; religions and ideologies “divide” us and demand/promote wars. All of this very meaningful philosophy is spelled out in my little book Wilderness Cry. Please, let us cease making the “identical” mistake over and over and over again perpetually. Let us come to the “common sense” reality of our Creator. I have called for some entity to “take the bull by the horns” and start a World-Wide Communion of Spirituality ministry (not another religion; no church buildings); simply, a philosophical understanding of out Supreme Being Creator. Could anything be better? Amazon, Kindle ET AL. Comments welcomed. email@example.com