INSIST-I have been writing a lot recently about our WORLD-WIDE COMMUNION OF SPIRITUALITY. For those who may not have read my previous posts, that designation refers to a recognition that as a species, homo sapiens, we share a commonality in spirit which I termed “essence”. That essence of course is our “humanness”. As such we share a commonality of “existence being principle” which I call spirit, and specifically, as a Christian, I label as the Holy Spirit. It matters not that we are black, brown, white or red, we all are of one essence. It matters not that we profess Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, or whatever, we all still share that singular trait. As such, we all are brothers and sisters. We all are called to love (accept) each other. However, because of centuries of misguidance, we all are constantly bickering and fighting with each other; one group trying incessantly and desperately hard to impose its will on the others. Our leaders have persistently indoctrinated us to be at odds with each other, and why?; Money, Power, Control. As a universal society, we as individuals must insist on a change of attitude. How do, we do that? Simply put, just as Dr Martin Luther King exemplified, by peaceful resistance. It must begin with each of us, individually, recognizing our “common spirituality”. From there, resistance may flow from many directions; writings such as mine, cessation of financial support, peaceful demonstrations, and most importantly, home instruction of our children in proper attitudes toward our fellow human beings. Instead of fighting, we must insist on an attitude of rejoicing at our differences. We should take pride in learning about and accepting differences in our cultures. We must not be afraid of change , but rather insist on free-flow of change as we exchange ideas, associations, and cultural habits. No doubt, not a single culture on our earth possesses no beneficial nor desirable traits. That does not mean we must be one nation without boundaries. We still should govern ourselves as individual nations. However, gradually, that governance would take on a more universal form. Theoretically, all would eventually recognize what was most desirable, and would accept it “with open arms”; just look at whats happened to Europe and many areas of our world just since WW2; Democracy in some form has replaced dictatorships in many, many countries. It will never happen without grass-roots insistence by every individual world-wide. If you want to know the “justification” for my premise, I “INSIST” that you read my powerful little book, WILDERNESS CRY. In this book I define all of the entities we hear about all our lives but are never defined; God, Trinity, Holy Spirit, God’s Will, Soul, Eternity and much more. While I am Christian, I am a completely different kind of Christian than any you may ever have heard of. My philosophy applies to any and all concepts of a Supreme being; even to atheistic belief. The only answer to our problems is LOVE (acceptance). My book is available all major on-line book retailers. Comments welcomed. email@example.com
Bewildered- is an interesting word generally meaning massive confusion about some circumstance or idea. All of us have undoubtedly experienced it many times in our lives. Frequently, it may concern work related issues. Other times it may relate to marital problems, recalcitrant child etc. In my particular case, my biggest bewilderment has concerned the historical discord in our world and its causes. My observations forced me to conclude the basic causes were related differences in ideology and religious beliefs. While I profess, in no way, to being an expert in ancient history, I have spent considerable time and energy studying the development of religious beliefs throughout the centuries. To my bewilderment and dismay, I discovered that essentially all religion, including Christianity, is based on the mythological study of the stars and presented in the form of the Zodiac. It began with the Egyptians, They had no scientific knowledge; all they knew was what they could observe. The earth was flat; the firmament reached from one edge of the earth to the other; The earth teetered on five crooked legs; if it fell, it would topple into the netherworld below. Seeking to understand their existence, they presumed the sun, moon and stars to be influential in their existence , and thereby assigned to them the status of a god, some if course more powerful and important than others. They connected the dots of stars with lines to create creatures with names such as Aries, Aquarius , etc. Observing that the sun was low on the horizon during winter and high during summer, they concocted the idea of the sun being born, springing to health and fruitfulness and the gradually dying, only to rise again. They observed that each of the twelve members of the Zodiac would in turn be aligned with the sun, earth and certain stars for a time period of several hundred years. These time-frames they called “ages”. The entire cycle was calculated to last 25,000-26,000 years; hence the relatively modern-day song, “Age Of Aquarius”. The Jews of course being enslaved by the Egyptians adopted the “astrological” concept and developed a scheme of creation,albeit by a singular God. Seemingly, all so-called pagan religions did likewise. Fast-forward to Christianity. When Constantine convened the 1st Council at Nicaea in 325 AD, he commissioned the “bishops” on attendance to fashion a religion of their choice. That they did to the bewilderment and dissent of many. However, dissenters had only two undesirable choices; either accept the new state religion, or accept either exile or beheading. My family bible as a child clearly describes in Matthews gospel the eastern searchers for Jesus as “astrologers”. The next “version” changed the word astrologers to “Magi”. Magi, of course were sorcerers, magicians who did their tricks utilizing the stars. The latest “version” of the bible refers to them as “wise men”. Does anyone other than I see the blatant attempt to “sweep the mythology under the carpet”? Earliest paintings of Jesus and Mary made after the 325 AD Council of Nicaea, clearly show each of their heads encircled with a back-drop of the Zodiac. The Zodiac is embedded in stone in St Peter’s Square in Rome. Until recently, all popes reportedly had an “astute astrologer” as a chief advisor. You might appreciate my bewilderment after learning of all this mythological influence on development of religion, including my own. That knowledge compelled me to do something that, to my knowledge, has not been done before. I was forced to actually define God, Trinity, Holy Spirit, God’s Will, soul , eternity and much, much more. I recognized that the Jesus presented to us was a hoax, but at the same time I knew that Jesus was real. I again was forced to give Him His rightful due in a sound scientific and philosophical way. In doing so, I was able to instantly eliminate seventy five to eighty years of complete bewilderment created by irrational, mythical religion. I have shown conclusively how and why all of the worlds problems have always been caused by this irrationality. My powerful little book, Wilderness Cry- a Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe is a must read for your complete peace of mind; abolishment of all your bewilderment about the meaning of life, and your relationship with the real God, Jesus, and their Combined Will, the Holy Spirit. It is available all major on-line book retailers. firstname.lastname@example.org
ENROLL-this word means to join, enlist in, subscribe too etc. Probably each of us is enrolled in some activity, or organization of one type or another. Today, I want to plead for enrollment into an entirely different, new organization which I will dub “World Organization of Spiritual Union”. Currently, most of us are enrolled into some “religious” organization, which by its’ very nature pits itself against all other such organizations. Many others profess no religious affiliation at all. In fact, they deny the existence of a supreme being of any kind; no one can prove them wrong. However, the upshot of this all is simple to see. We all are divided by basic proclamation, “I am right and you are wrong”. Would it be asking too much for each of us to humble ourselves to the recognition of our one commonality, our humanness? Why is it that we must harbor actual hatred of each other because of differences in religious beliefs? Why must we first undergo a degree of indoctrination and ritualistic enrollment if we choose to accept a different religious viewpoint? Why do some megachurches require review of a person’s income tax return before admission is granted. (I will admit that I personally know of no such instance, but have heard anecdotally of many). Why do entire factions and even nations and/or geographic regions war and battle over religious differences? The answer seems clear to me. Number one, we, in our arrogance, simply cannot tolerate the notion that someone believes differently than we. More subtly, the reason frequently runs much deeper, money. The greater the membership, the larger the money basket must be. Given all of that, why can’t we come to the sensible reality that if we are to survive as a species, we must unite in one common acceptance; we all are of one common generator; we all possess one common essence, humanness. If we all could humble ourselves into the knowledge and acceptance of our common “spirituality”, then religious differences would become immaterial. I subscribe to the belief that each and every religious organization in existence has something to offer in terms of understanding and accepting our common “spirituality”. So how about each of us, as singular individuals, enroll in the unchartered “World Organization of Spiritual Union”. I say unchartered because it needs no charter. It needs only the humility of acceptance of equality with our fellow man. As a Christian, I recall such a directive as being Jesus’ only direct “command” to us; LOVE YOUR GOD WITH YOUR ALL AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF (paraphrased). I have published a complete, irrefutable philosophy regarding such matters , WILDERNESS CRY. I would strongly urge each of you to read it. Available all major on-line book retailers. God has blessed us all with our lives and redemption. Can’t we show a little thanksgiving and humility by graciously accepting His blessings? email@example.com
SYMPATHIZE-This word means to feel and/or express compassion, sorrow, regret etc. toward someone or group. Likely, we all have had many occasions to feel or express sympathy toward others. One would be heartless not to sympathize with the the victims of terrible hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, war torn migrants etc. Likewise we feel deep sadness for families experiencing terrible disease such as cancer. The list of events and situations obliging sympathy seemingly is endless. one major elicitor of sympathy for the informed is the endless set of atrocities perpetrated on the human race by organized religion. From the earliest days of recorded history, some “religious” group or another has committed merciless torture, exile and even death on individuals, groups and entire nations. In relative “modern times”, 325 AD on, the main culprits have been Christians, Jews and Muslims. As generic groups, they have been embattled incessantly during this time-frame. Prior to that period, so-called Pagan groups of one stripe or another were engaged in similar activity. Atrocities committed by Christians against their own were truly barbaric, and all in the name of Jesus. Heretics had to be put down. Witches required extermination. The Holy Land had to be reconquered for God. Even today, as always, free philosophical thought by theologians expressing any contrarian ideas to didactic Catholicism, is met with rapid harsh treatment, defrocking priests and religious sisters, and frequently with excommunication. This knowledge should evoke gushing tears of sympathy for all such victims. If we could describe the outward demeanor and expressive behavior of Jesus with one word, it would be non-bellicose. So all of this known history exposes the absolute tyrannical nature of the so-called Christianity to which we have been exposed. Jesus wouldn’t “harm a flea”, and he never once subscribed to violence. Our Christianity is and always has been a “sham”, all for Power, Money, Control. Jesus taught one simple message, LOVE. Realizing each of us is a distinct, unique individual, Jesus commanded that we must love (accept) each other as He has loved (accepted) us. If any group ever deserved sympathy, it is the entire world-wide Christian community (33,000 denominations deep). I have elucidated this and many more philosophical considerations, based on history and science and sound philosophical reasoning, in my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry. It is available at all major on-line book retailers. firstname.lastname@example.org
PUZZLED-This word means lack of understanding. It application is as “common as house flies”. As we wander and grope our way through our lives, we find puzzlement everywhere we turn. Frequently, our puzzlement concerns something not directly concerning us; “I can’t understand why she would wear those shoes with that outfit”, and the likes. Many times it pertains to inability to solve a real problem; why your mower wont start etc. In the realm of Religion and Ideology, we are seemingly perpetually puzzled by apparent contradictions and/or lack of complete answers to our legitimate queries. The answer to the latter seems clear to me. Those who have assumed responsibility for our moral and religious instruction frequently are at odds among themselves concerning such matters. For that and other reasons (power, money, control) there are 33,000 so-called Christian religions alone as of 2014. The total lack of conformity and agreement among so-called religious leaders make answers to legitimate questions impossible. Most often our questions are met wit some bible quote or some other vague, evasive answer; we are left puzzled because we get on meaningful answer. Priests and preachers alike rant on and on about entities they cannot define. They preach to us about a “mythical” God. Enduring that irrational exposure all of my life compelled me to put my rationality to work and solve the puzzle. I did so by actually defining God, Trinity, Holy Spirit, God’s Will and much more . I show irrefutably how and why the death of Jesus absolved all the evil (selfishness) in the universe. I show that the Perfect Love Of God (acceptance without conditions) precludes any possibility of “hell”, but rather guarantees our eternal bliss with our Creator through the sacrificial death of Jesus. I have put that complete philosophy concerning every aspect of our existence into a powerful little book, Wilderness Cry. It is available at all major on-line book retailers. You may want to read it for your complete peace of mind and spirit. email@example.com
CONVEY-THIS WORD MEANS TO TRANSPORT OR COMMUNICATE SOMETHING. Authors write articles, periodicals and /or books for the explicit purpose of conveying their ideas to us. Manufacturers use conveyor belts to transport products and goods for one purpose or another. I have published a book, Wilderness Cry-a Scientific and philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. I was compelled to write this book because it became crystal clear to me that all the worlds problems were caused by religion and/or ideology. It was obvious that none of them knew nor was willing to accept Truth. Each of them fabricated a set of self-serving rules and regulations which universally accomplished two things. Namely it put them in total control and secondly it put them at complete odds with their neighbor(s). Such a relationship immediately generates hostilities, and so the world has been in constant turmoil throughout recorded history. Philosophically speaking, no one is allowed to attempt discussion about any entity he/she cannot define. For instance, it would be impossible to convey any idea about a table to someone who had never heard of nor seen a table without first defining the essence of tableness for that person. For decades I was bombarded with talk about God, The Trinity, The Holy Spirit, Soul, Eternity and much more, only to be told they were mysteries and not understandable. No one, but no one ever defined any one of these entities. That realization forced me to embark on a journey of understanding. That journey took me wandering through the jungles of ignorance, mythology, deceit, and arrogance seeking the truth; it was nowhere to be found. It suddenly occurred to me that there was only one Truth and that it was God; but who was God. No one had ever defined God. Obviously, if we are to speak about God, we must define Him, Her, It.. That I did in clear, irrefutable terms using just six simple little words; GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. With that understanding, all the so-called mysteries disappeared. I am able to convey to you a crystal clear picture of all the above mentioned entities. Combining the basic concepts of known science, I am able to show you explicitly how God fashioned and keeps perfect everything in His universe(s). I am able to show you how the only evil in the universe is SELFISHNESS, and that evil is universal; God made it to be that way so His universe could function. However God, being Perfect, must be Perfect Love. Perfect love means “acceptance without conditions”. What better love object could God have than entire universe(s) of evil which He, Himself created? Enter Jesus, the super Einstein of His time. He saw through all, and recognizing that He alone understood those principles meant that He was the Messiah who had to “pay the price”. He did so willingly, but not without great fear and trepidation. My powerful little book conveys a clear, concise philosophy regarding everything spiritual and eternal. It is a must read for your complete exoneration and peace of mind and soul. We have been demonized to the ultimate by religion for what purpose; power, money, control. Religion is segregationist. Spirituality is universal. We all are united by the common bond of the Holy Spirit within us; we all belong to the communion of the body and blood of Christ because we and He are of the same substance, the Spirit of God. We all are of one Church; Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu,Buddhist etc. We all worship the same God wittingly or unwittingly. We all must do as Jesus commanded; Love our God with our all in whatever way we each may perceive that, and we must love our neighbor world-wide as ourselves. I trust my message was conveyed clearly. My book is available all on-line retailers. firstname.lastname@example.org
DOMINANT-This word means most important, powerful, or influential. Today I am going to get right to the point, and that is to point out how post Nicene Christianity is the result of the most “dominant” forces in play at the time (325 AD and thereabouts). When one views the historical development of “religion ” and religious practices throughout the ages, we see one common theme, “astrology”. Historically, it began with the Egyptians, was instilled in the Jews through their captivity, and perpetuated through all known cultures until the time of Constantine and the 1st Council of Nicaea. Astrology was based on a scheme of ascribing godly names and attributes to various celestial bodies and constellations. Constellations were given names such as Aries, Aquarius, Scorpio, etc. These named constellations were arranged in circular pattern and sequence to represent various “ages” that the Sun (son) goes through from birth to death and eventual resurrection (rebirth). 12 named constellations were used to form the 12 ages of the Zodiac. The complete cycle was calculated to take about 25,000 years. Currently, we are in or near the “age” of Aquarius. When converted to a yearly event, whereby each of the 12 constellations represent a different month, it became knows as the horoscope; hence we say, each of us was born under the sign of so and so (Scorpio etc. ). Supposedly then, each sign is a dominant factor in our personality development. At the time of Jesus birth, Mythraism was the official state religion of the Roman empire. Jesus recognizing the fallacious views of the world concerning God and our relationship with Him began preaching a culture of “love” (acceptance). He saw himself and everything in existence as a mirror image of it’s creator. This was the gospel (good news), he told his apostles to preach to the world; “tell everyone the good news that I have died for you; you are forgiven of all evil. All I suggest is you love your God with your all and love (accept) your neighbor as yourself”. It is impossible to know for sure what the early Christians understood and how they related to that message, but one thing seems certain; by the time of John’s death. the Power Position of hierarchy was already established, and that power transfer from one individual to another was executed through the formal process of “laying on of hands”. Fast-forward 200 years or so and what we have is a dying out of Mythraism, and the beginning domination of Christianity. Christianity, however, was not organized. The most influential person in each community became s “bishop”. As such, he was sole authority as to what was to be taught and believed. As might be expected, because of all the mythology instilled into the process (no decisions were made without consulting the stars), literally hundreds of different versions of so-called Christian belief and practices sprang up. Differences in beliefs and understandings led to constant bickering and even fighting among the various factions to the point that Constantine, the Emperor of Rome could not adequately govern. Consequently, he convened a council at Nicaea. Reportedly, of the 1800 “bishops” in existence, only 280-325 attended; only 5 from the Western (Rome) church. The pope did not attend, but sent his delegate. Essentially, Constantine told the assembly he cared not what they decided, but they must come to a consensus, and that consensus would be the “official” religion of the Roman Empire. Any dissenters had two choices, exile or beheading. What eventuated was what the most “DOMINANT” group demanded. So the religion we were presented with was a completely self-serving, power structure from top down with total “Dominance” of our spiritual existence. It had no resemblance to Jesus’ basic simple teaching of “love”. It was a structure of dominance all for “POWER, MONEY, CONTROL”. It is without doubt that the theology developed and accepted by that council was embedded in astrological mythology. One has only to review early paintings of Jesus and Mary and take note of how each painting depicts their heads encircled with the Zodiac Sadly, it still is. The Zodiac is planted in stone in St Peters Basilica court yard in Rome to this day. Martin Luther, recognizing the innumerable abuses in and by the church, finally developed the courage to call the church’s hand and break away with his own set of principles. Regrettably, he did not recognize the basic flawed philosophy in Catholicism, only the power directed abuses. Consequently, he opened the door for every “TOM, DICK AND HARRY’ to formulate his own religion. As a result, as of 2014, there were 33,000 so-called christian religions in the world, and ,of course, each claiming authenticity. There are two basic Dominant forces in Christianity today, Biblical and Papal (and its’ mimickers). Not a single one of them, as far as I can ascertain, conform to the simple basic teaching of Jesus “love” Why? All for the original Domination of POWER, MONEY, CONTROL. I have published a philosophy book, Wilderness Cry-a Scientific and Philosophic Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. It explains all in simple, easy to understand terms. If you have ever had any doubt about your existence and/or your relationship with God, it is a must read. You will find total peace and comfort. No more will you be brow-beaten by preachers telling you how bad you are and that “hell” awaits. That blanket of guilt will be removed. You will see how and why Jesus absolved you of all guilt, and finally you will be able with a clean conscious to find “joy” in doing the simple things Jesus asked us to do; Love your God with your all, and Love (accept) your neighbor as yourself. Jesus resides in us all; we all are His children. His LOVE is the DOMINANT factor in our lives. He has guaranteed our salvation no matter how vile we may be. My book is available hard-copy $10.95 at Amazon and all on-line book retailers, and Kindle-$4.99. God has blessed us all. He is our “Dominant” through His Son, Jesus and their reflective common eternal Will (Holy Spirit). Your comments welcomed.