The definition of the word ignorant reveals a perfect description of most people’s understanding of God and its functions. The word itself stems from the Latin ignorantem which means lack of wisdom or knowledge, unawareness etc. Since the beginning of recorded history, great thinkers have tried desperately to define the essence of God. The word essence, itself, has derivation in many languages, but basically means “to be”. In other words, essence is that quality of being that make something what it basically is. Accidents are those attributes that make something the specific one of its essential kind. For instance, I frequently use the example of tables; the essence of a table is its “tableness”, that being the singular quality that makes it a table. The accidents of a table, round, square, rectangular, four legged, three legged, five legged, wood, glass, wrought iron, etc. are those attributes that make it a specific table or a specific design. With that essential understanding, then, we see how important it is to define God’s essence. Otherwise we do not know God—we are totally ignorant. The great philosophers and theologians of all major religions throughout history, recognizing the simplistic understanding of God, have tried in futility to understand and define God’s essential nature—all failed miserably, and they failed for one simple but very essential reason—they knew no science. The word science comes from the root Latin scientia which means knowledge which of course is truth and truth is perfection. The only person to ever live who was able to define God’s essence was the genius, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus knew no physical science, but he surely understood philosophical science better than anyone who ever lived. He knew that In order for anything to be, it must be marked with God’s love, the Holy Ghost. He could see clearly how the Jews, while proclaiming a one true God, used that proclamation for their own political and monetary gain. They concocted a picture of God to their own liking. They designed a god who was a King sitting on a thrown, observing his creation, and hurling both good and evil at it and its inhabitants, seemingly on a whelm. They devised schemes of bargaining with their God and even went so far as to carry him around on their shoulders in a wooden box, The Arc Of The Covenant. Of course only certain ones of them were allowed to offer sacrifice to their God, and he charged a pretty penny. As time went on, a temple was built around the Arc Of The Covenant—the high priest was the only person allowed inside the arc to actually offer the sacrifice. Since each offering had to be perfect, The High Priest, himself, was the one to furnish them—presumably he charged penitents a fortune for those perfect offerings. Hence, the New testament story of Jesus overturning the money-changers table and thrashing them with a whip. Does anyone see the similarity between the High Priest and the Arc, and the Christian priest and the tabernacle. In the Catholic Mass, at the offertory, the priest proclaims his intention to make a perfect offering to God. Seemingly, all of this ritual comes straight out of the Jewish playbook, and furthermore, it was allowed to come into play by Constantine at the first Council at Nicaea. He gave the bishops strict orders and leeway to fashion a religion of their choosing—and that they did. They were in total control with the official backing of the Roman Empire. The history of the unthinkable abuses which eventually led first to the Greek Schism and later on the Protestant Reformation is generally well known. Here we are today still shackled by the same ignorance as at least 4000 years ago. Christianity alone is fragmented into over 33,000 denominations, each claiming authenticity, and not one of them being based on an essential definition of an entity they claim so self-righteously to know. One of the most famous theologians to tackle the subject was a German, Meister Eckhart. Joel Harrington describes in detail how Meister Eckhart struggled all his life to define God’s essence. He realized that the miniscule understanding of God was dreadfully insufficient. In his book Dangerous Mystic, Harrington describes with erudite clarity Eckhart’s struggles. Many of his assertions were directly heretical and were brought before the Inquisition, but he died before he could be convicted. I highly recommend Harrington’s book. In my case, at an early age, being raised in a strict Roman Catholic family, I began to see discrepancies in what I was taught to believe and what I could observe. By age thirty or so, I became determined to discover the truth. It was indeed a 50 year struggle and endeavor—I knew all the questions, but the answers were elusive. I read, studied, reasoned, became frustrated like others before me. I was a busy, innovative, Orthopedic surgeon, married with five children—my life was very full, but I never relaxed in my quest for understanding. Finally, one day about ten years ago it hit me—the definition of God’s essence was clear as crystal. What allowed that clarity was my understand of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics). That understanding showed me that everything in this universe is made up of exactly the same tiniest particles of energy. Those particle have various names and functions but not one more or less is in existence now than 13.7 billion years ago, nor will there ever be a change in their number and function. Each is perfect in form and function. That recognition told me instantly that Jesus was correct. Each of those perfect particles could only be perfect by virtue of their creator being perfect and branding them with its perfect love, the Will of God, the Holy Spirit. I was instantly able and mandated to define the essence of God with all ease. Six simple English words say it all—God is A Perfect Rational Being. That definition is all inclusive and irrefutable. Not one word can be added or detracted. It says it all. I then preceded to write my own philosophy book which I publishes almost three years ago, and Covenant Books republished and released in March of this year. Its title is WILDERNESS CRY-A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. It is available at Amazon and all on-line retailers and e-books. In my book, I describe the entire process of getting to the essential definition. I wipe away all of the so-called mysteries in religion. With all ease I define and describe in clearest terms a vivid graphic picture of the Trinity, the Soul, Eternity, Heaven and many, many aspects of life. I show how organized religion of all regions of the world have created chaos on a continuing basis. I show that God’s Perfect Love precludes any possibility of Hell. In short, I removed all the ignorance about God and his creation. Maybe the most important aspect of this knowledge is to debunk the idea that God is separate from its creation. God’s Spirit is the soul of every energy particle in existence. God is our soul, and we will never (cannot possibly) be separated from it. In nearly three years time, not a single word of blow-back from anyone—no rebuttal is possible. I have requested it repeatedly, but none is forthcoming—the reason is simple—none is possible. Oh I’m sure it rubs a lot of people the wrong way for various reason but that’s all they can say. Its understandable that most people don’t like being told how they have been duped all their lives, but that has nothing to do with truth. I have another book, Peace in Spirituality, which will be released by Covenant Books soon—2 months or so. It expands the essence of God and shows the only way to permanent peace. Peace is possible but highly unlikely anyways soon for obvious reasons—money, control, power. Those three culprits are the result of the only evil in the world, universal selfishness. I highly recommend you read my books and eliminate your IGNORANCE. All comments welcomed.
RELIGION-how would you define religion? It seems strange that, even in WEBSTERS DICTIONARY, the word is used to define itself (not allowed in my world). I would define religion as a set of beliefs, relating to the existence of or lack thereof a God, typically accompanied by a set of ritualistic practices. Those practices and beliefs vary greatly among the religions of the world and their various sects. As of 2014. the World Christian Dictionary listed 33,000 Christian denominations and/or branches of denominations alone. It is very likely that a number approaching 100,000 would be needed to list every variance of every religion in civilization. Have you ever wondered why that is? How can so many millions/billions of people have such diverse ideas concerning a subject so certain to each? To me the answer is very simple; we have no certain template. We have many, many loose group. For instance in Christianity, we have the sacrificial Christians (Catholics, Episcopals, Lutherans, etc.); then we have the so-called fundamentalists who accept no possible belief except the words of a book which have been written and rewritten hundreds of times, and which is subject to each preacher and/or member’s interpretation. Then of course there is Judaism with its numerous divisions and practices. Add on Islam with its multiple fractions and you have wrapped up the Abrahamic religions. Now consider the more contemplative religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism each with their subdivisions and designations. There are many others including Baha’i, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. Add all these together and one would have an extremely large number of religions, branches, and sects. Now mind you, no two people of the entire 7.7 billion people in the world worship the same God nor practice an identical religion. Each may call themselves a Southern Baptist, a Roman Catholic, a Church of Christ, a Jew, a Muslim, Buddhist etc. However, no two of them either in their own denomination or in differing denominations have the same “religion”. Each is worshiping a different God. Unwittingly, each is, in fact, worshiping the same God but just doesn’t know it. How can that be? In the first instance, by definition, there can be only one God (Supreme Being). So, even though each person may think he/she is worshiping a God different from all others, it cant be. But still, each person in the world who admits to there being a God has his own idea of who that God is and what he looks, thinks, acts like etc. The obvious question would be why are there so many religions and so many different concepts of God; why are people so vehemently protective of their God to the destruction of yours? The entire 7.7 billion of earth’s inhabitants are in perfect accord about millions or even billions of scientific concepts. For instance, if arithmetic were a religion, there would be only one religion in the world and each of the 7.7 billion inhabitants would be of same like-mindedness. Each would know explicitly and in perfect accord that 2+2=4. There would be no hostilities, arguing, disagreements or negativity. There would be only perfect peace. Why then are all the earth’s inhabitants now and always have been at odds about a concept of God? The answer is as plain to see as the “nose on your face”—no one before me has ever defined the essence on God. Having an awareness of that fact forced me to define God’s essence. I’ll grant you it took me years of contemplation before the obvious struck me. As is usual with essential definitions, few words were needed. In fact, I was able to define God’s essence with six simple words—God is a perfect rational being. That definition is all inclusive and irrefutable. It is not subject to question, disillusionment, negation, expansion, or denial. It explains concisely the perfect rationality which designed our perfect universe and keeps it perfect. That definition removes all doubt; it solves all so-called mysteries. So with that understanding of God’s essence, religion as such needs to be abolished. The only justifiable religion is the universal church of thanksgiving. That church would continuously thank God for our existence, for our sustenance, and for our salvation. The greatest human benefit of that understanding would be universal like-mindedness which equilibrates to peace. In my little book, Wilderness Cry (covenant Books), I explain in detail how religion with its diverse and obtuse projections of God causes all the discord in the world. I explain the essential definition of God and show how lack of knowledge thereof has created the morass of universal turmoil we witness on a daily basis. I show explicitly how God’s perfect love negates any idea of hell or damnation. I show conclusively how eternity is a state of being; that heaven is a state of oneness with God for us all as well as everything in existence. I show how religion has adversely effected our legal system and literally every aspect of our lives. In my soon to be published book Peace in Spirituality (Covenant Books), I reiterate all the negativities associated with religion and show that peace is possible—it is possible only through universal acceptance of spirituality. Spirituality is the recognition and acceptance of the fact that every quantum of energy of which everything is made is “branded” with the image (perfect will-Holy Spirit) of its creator, God. Its as simple as 2+2=4. I highly recommend you read Wilderness Cry in preparation for Peace in Spirituality. Both are/will be available from all online book and e-book services (Amazon, B&N, etc.). In the meantime, write my definition of God’s essence on a piece of paper and indelibly in your mind. Consider all the principles flowing therefrom, and see how they “stack up” with what your preacher has to say. With an open, honest mind, you will likely discover that your religion and all religions are hoaxes because all are based on false premises. The writers of scripture have twisted the Holy Word to suit their desires—all for power, money and control. They have put God “over there” and we and all his creation “over here”. They have pitted God against his perfect creation—I show in my two little books how that is an impossibility. The apostle Paul seems to be the only writer to understand and accept what Jesus was teaching, but even he relented to political pressure and “jumped the track” in an attempt to save his own life—they killed him anyway. Jesus’ only teaching was love—love of God and love of neighbor. What is love? simply stated it is acceptance. Since God is perfect love, meaning acceptance without conditions, his rejection of anything he created is impossible. Jesus told us at the last supper, that the bread and wine they ingested were his body and blood, meaning that everything in existence was in him (God) and that he (God) was in everything—that remembrance has been labeled eucharist which means thanksgiving. We all need desperately to come to a like-mindedness about God so that peace may prevail. Read my little books and understand.
PROPAGANDA: It is very likely that each of us has been exposed to a similar degree of propaganda. That is to say that we have been under the influence of some organizational “here to say” verbiage that has been presented to us as irrefutable, gospel truth. Because of our “brainwashing” influences, many, maybe most, of us have been suckered into a belief system that ” defies reality”. Each, in turn, is caught up in a smug cocoon of comfort. If we have enough external support, we feel very comfortable and secure in our own little cocoon. However, that comfort zone speaks nothing to reality. It is, in fact, so manifestly evident in the everyday presentation, of the false zone of security, seen in individuals of differing ‘faith bases”. Just today, I witnessed the seemingly joyous gathering of a group of Roman catholic women who belong to the “First Friday” group. The First Friday group are people who have been convinced that attendance at mass and receiving communion on the First Friday of each month somehow entitles them to a special place in God’s heart and ultimately in His kingdom. Of course, the ultimate visible goal is the ensuing “happy hour” of breakfast, and endless gossip following each First Friday session. Now, lets examine that philosophy. It seems to me that if the “First Friday” observation were indeed important for our salvation, it would be observed in the most sanctifying manner; that is, each communicant would leave the group in self- dignified fashion and would never be “tempted” to dilute the “First Friday”sanctity with the effervescent verbosity exhibited routinely at the post-First Friday masses. To me the entire event represent a charade, masquerading under the guise of holiness and spirituality; a complete hoax. Now, in reality, none of the above is pertinent to our salvation; the entire concept is a hoax and a sham. Our Creator is Perfect; meaning it cannot possibly be influenced by our cunning, conniving schemes aimed at gaining influence over our neighbors; “I doubt there is a greater sin”. Anyone who attempts to gain influence over his/her neighbor by supposed “religious” applications is a hypocrite in the ultimate degree. God plays “no favorites”. Anyone who presumes otherwise is inglorious. All of those presumptions stem from a false concept of God. God is a perfect rational being. As such, it would be impossible for It to be prejudicial, and/or “play favorites”. God is perfect love which means It attaches no more value to one than another. Please read my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry, to understand completely this and many, many more implications. Amazon, Kindle, ET AL. All comments welcomed.
BIBLE: The most sold book(s) in the universe, in my opinion, represents the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the human race. I can hear the horror shrieks now— how can you possibly say that? Very simply, anyone who takes even a cursory look at our human history will readily recognize that religion has been, and still is, the single cause of all strife in our existence. Religion, of course, is a cultist practice based on some false belief(s). So, where is the falsity in the bible. The number one problem with the bible is the depiction of our Creator and Supreme Being as some grizzled old man, hostile and irate, gloriously robed and crowned, sitting on a magnificent throne. He is capable of turning on you in a flash, and condemning you to hell forever on a whelm. Seemingly, He is never happy, because His happiness comes from our perfection. Since it is impossible for any human to be perfect, God is in a constant state of wrath: simultaneously, He has six to eight billion offenders on His hand continuously. As I personally matured both physically and educationally, my awareness of God’s dilemma and ours deepened. I could readily see the paradox with both we and God being in the “hot box” continuously. Gradually it occurred that there must be a problem with the original construct. As I studied and reasoned, it became ever so clear to me that the ancient biblical description of God as imagined by the Hebrews was totally false and nonsensical. Understandably, with no scientific knowledge of or about the universe, they could only imagine what an undeveloped intellect would allow; that being a child-like imagination of God. They ascribed all their failures and difficulties to a vengeful God reacting to their transgressions, and, simultaneously, any good events in their lives were justified by their selfish egos that some had “pleased” God more-so than others. So the Old Testament evolved. Then along comes Jesus—so many, many conflicting stories about His life, activities, and words have been written, rewritten and changed through the centuries since His life here on earth. Renowned professor of Bible at UNC, Bart Ehrman, proclaims that all versions of the New testament are contaminated, but the most contaminated of all is the King James Version which is used by most Protestant churches and preachers. It occurred to me that the basic problem with all religions of any kind was the minuscule ideation ascribe to our Creator. Furthermore, everyone from time immortal has talked about God, but not a single individual has ever defined Its essence. Nowhere in the bible is there an attempt. In the 1300’s, Meister Eckhart, A Dominican Friar, theologian, and philosopher, seemingly, spent his entire adult life wrestling with such a definition. However, because of his total lack of science, he lacked the sufficient background. To his credit, he recognized the terrible mistake made by religion in portraying God as it did. Alikened to Galileo, he was to be brought before the Inquisition, but he died before he could be shamed. Thankfully, there is no Inquisition, as such, meaning burning at the stake is illegal nowadays. With that in mind, I became more determined than ever to “discover” the Essence Of Our Supreme Being (God, Yahweh, Allah, Brahma, Buddha, etc). That I did in no uncertain nor irrefutable terms. I defined our Creator thus: GOD (Etc.) IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. -PERFECT, OF COURSE, MEANS IT CANNOT BE CHANGED— IT CANT BE HURT, HELPED, PLEASED, DISPLEASED, ETC. With that understanding, we can readily see that God is “Perfect Love” which means It accepts everything in ITS domain without condition. That concept completely negates any concept of Hell, Purgatory and the likes. It also negates any concept of Heaven being a Place. It readily demands a concept of Heaven as a “state of being, one with God”. So, I have utmost problems with the bible and with religions in general. My Concept of the essence of God demands that the image (Will-Holy Spirit) of God is imprinted on every tiniest particle of energy (quantum) which make up everything in existence. As such, everything in existence is united in that Spirit. Therefore, I have repeatedly called for recognition and acceptance of “The World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality” among all peoples. It is our ONLY path to genuine peace. I have elucidated this philosophy in great detail in my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry. I would strongly urge each of you to read it. Amazon, Kindle, ET AL.
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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GUILTY: Without any doubt, no word in the English Language better describes the “human condition”. It has been the mainstay of religion and law since the Hebrew days of Moses. During their trek through the desert in Exodus, the Hebrews grew weary and impatient with God because of their miserable plight. So they followed the example of their Egyptian captors and began worshiping idols. Moses was distraught, because plainly, he had lost control. In response, God made him two stone tablets with 10 commandments inscribed. When presented with such “nonsense”, the Israelites just laughed at Moses and went their merry way. Being extremely angered, Moses goes up the mountain and God gives him a fresh set. This time Moses presents them with threats of extreme consequences if ignored again. They repented for a while and fell in line. However, as human nature goes, it didn’t take long for law breakers to appear and, of course, punishment ensued. Now since that time, the legal system of the civilized (?) Western world has been, and still is, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. That same system has been used by religion for control and extortion of the faithful. Nothing works better than setting a big steak before a starving man, then dare him to touch it. One very astute Catholic Theologian noted that all one has to do to control a man is to grab him by the crotch with one hand and by the throat with the other. That is exactly what organized religion has done since the time of Moses. We all have been made “guilty” by default. As explained by the church, the only way to exonerate yourself, is to give everything you own to the church. You might even shorten your time in Purgatory by buying Indulgences; once upon a time, many did out of desperation; “it is easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye than for a ‘rich man’ to get to heaven”. So The entire human society has been artificially made ‘guilty’ ostensibly for POWER, MONEY, CONTROL. The system worked for a while, as long as the church laws were enforced by the state. People had two choices, conform or be punished. Punishment may be in the form of beheading, burning alive, or banishment to the wild animals. However, as time went on, dissention in the ranks erupted. What ensued was the Great Schism, followed in a few centuries by the Protestant Reformation. Those events culminated in a religious free-for-all. What we have now is 33,000 Christian denominations, each claiming authenticity, and each imparting its special aroma of GUILT; and the beat goes on. If you would like a scientifically, historically, and philosophically correct assessment of all this mess, combined with an irrefutable solution, please read my little book Wilderness Cry: Amazon, Kindle et. al. You will become guilt free instantly and forever.