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
BLUSH- This Post- word of the day means a reddening of the face in embarrassment. Frequently, it is refereed to in cosmetics application, as well as in describing early ripening of fruit as a “slight blush” or an “early blush”. Throughout history, religious leaders and televangelists. alike, have been caught in scandalous activity, thereby belying their “holier than thou” attitude. That is no surprise since each of us is selfish and subject to misdeeds. The problem with religion arises when we consider the basic factual acceptance that Jesus instructed His disciples to take no provisions with them as they preach the Gospel, the “good news” that He had died for their salvation. Jesus despised people who profited off God’s Word. Paul preached what Jesus preached. Paul lived a “Jesus life” as closely as any human I’ve ever known of; maybe Mother Theresa. Paul was impulsive and seemed to speak “off the cuff” frequently, possibly causing him a slight blush. I personally am unaware of any “missteps ” by Mother Theresa. However, likely there were some along her way. Paul despised religion just as Jesus did. He did, however, participate in the “breaking of the bread”. That brings me to a subject near and dear to my heart, the Eucharist. The word Eucharist means thanksgiving, and, as best I can determine, the early followers sf Jesus celebrated the “Breaking of the Bread” as a Thanksgiving Memorial for Jesus’ heroic death for their salvation. I am convinced that Jesus was telling his disciples at the “Last Supper” that He was in everything and everything was in Him. He understood that the image of God was imprinted on everything in existence; otherwise it couldn’t be. As we observe the terrible chaos in our world generated by religion an ideologies, it should generate a “red-faced blush” among the perpetrators, the likes of which has never before been seen. But no, they plough ahead shamelessly, striving to gain more influence, money , and power. In the meantime, “Rome Burns While Nero Plays”. Acknowledging the presence of God’s image in each of us has prompted me to call for recognition of a World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. Unless and until that understanding is universally accepted, peace is not possible. If we believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, which, by the way, we cannot prove, we must accept the fact that every human who has ever lived or ever will live is indelibly imprinted with the image of the same Supreme Being. There can be only “One Supreme Being”. We call It by different names but It is the same Being; Brahma, God , Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, etc. Accepting the concept of a Supreme Being is the “only” justifiable faith we have. Instead of having more and more religions and televangelists, we desperately need a “movement” to promote Universal Communion of Spirituality. That movement would not be based on a concept of any religious practice. It would be based solely on our humbling acceptance of the “presence” of that Divine Spirit within us. The philosophy outlining such consideration is found in detail in my book, Wilderness Cry. I am extremely hopeful that some entity or organization, recognizing the validity of my argument, will step forward and begin the formation of such a “movement”. firstname.lastname@example.org. My book is available Amazon, Kindle ET AL. Please don’t be left “blushing” in ignorance; discover the Truth. All comments welcomed. Remember, religions are divisive; spirituality is unifying.
WRINKLE- IS A LINE OR FOLD IN SOMETHING, OR A NEW INNOVATION, AND THE LIKE. Today, I’m going to present you with a new wrinkle idea. DOES ANYONE TRULY WANT PEACE? OR LIKE SO MANY THINGS IN OUR WORLD SOCIETY, DO WE SIMPLY PAY “LIP SERVICE” TO AN IDEA, BUT DO NOTHING TO EXECUTE IT? Peace has been suggested, digested, regurgitated, lapped up again, ad nauseum. Why can we not have peace? I’m certain this question has been pondered forever, and equally certain that, seemingly, only one person has ever understood the correct methodology of attaining peace. That Person was Jesus. Jesus suggested to us that we must Love one another. Love means acceptance. I am certain that Jesus never had an opportunity to study psychology; no realistic formal study existed in His time. However, with His genius mind, he could see the folly of fighting and warring over differing ideologies and religions. He obviously recognized that each human personality was different, thereby making each person’s attitudes, understandings and prejudices inherently different. He understood that the only way to peace was through reconciliation; hence His commandment. Now, just take a look at today’s world. What we see is war and discord everywhere; no country, region, or entity exempted. There is fighting between countries. There if fighting and discord within countries. There is fighting and terrible discord within every religious organization organization I’m aware of. And why? THAT’S THE WRINKLE. No group has ever “defined” the entity they call God. Moreover, they are adamant about their version of God and are willing, ready and able to quarrel and even fight for their ideology. My contention is this. Number one: God must be defined in irrefutable terms, undeniable by anyone. Number two: our universal education systems must begin teaching our children ‘Logic’; that is legitimate thought process. Just as importantly, they must simultaneously begin teaching psychology; the scientific understanding of the human mind and its functions and interpretations. That is the only way we can have legitimate reconciliation. Every world organization of any kind is wrinkled with waves, crevices, peaks and valleys of disagreements and misunderstandings. They all are ignorant in the literal sense. In my little philosophy book, Wilderness Cry, I define the “essence” of God. I show that there is only One Supreme Being, call It what you may. Just as importantly, I give an overview of personality development, and demonstrate clearly how many of our “time honored” cliches are illegitimate. By defining God as “A Perfect Rational Being”, I am able to smooth the wrinkles of so-called mysteries and misunderstandings in our lives. I show conclusively that God’s Perfection includes Perfect Love (acceptance without conditions), thereby making a concept of hell irrational. How is it possible, as many claim, for a Perfect Loving God to condemn someone to hell who never heard of Jesus ? My contention is it is impossible. Such a concept negates God’s perfection. My philosophy includes every aspect of our existence, both temporal and eternal. My definition of God’s essence allows me to clearly define the Trinity, Gods Will (Holy Spirit), the Soul, Eternity, Heaven. We all most likely have been imbued with the idea that Heaven is a “place” where God, gloriously arrayed, is sitting on a magnificent throne with Jesus sitting by His side. The whereabouts of the Holy Ghost isn’t addressed. I proclaim that idea to be a “fairy tale”. When one considers the vastness of our universe, a task no human brain can accomplish, and understands the unimaginable Perfect Intelligence that created, sustains and keeps it perfect, we are forced to smooth the wrinkles of our inherited ignorance and recognize the obvious: Heaven is not a place, it is a “state of eternal being”. God is Perfect, meaning that no change is possible. Where there is no change, there is no time, and of course, where there is no time, there is only Eternity. So God, being Perfect and incapable of change, exist as a Perfect Being in Eternity. As His “image and likeness”, and “Jesus’ brother”, so will we. That’s my WRINKLE. My book is available Amazon, Kindle ET AL. Upon its reading, you will be changed forever. All rational comments welcomed. email@example.com.
PROVOKE- This word typically means to “call forth a reaction, usually strong”. As an example, my daily posts frequently provoke a rather strong adverse reaction in some quarters. That is to be expected, particularly when I’m promoting an idea contrary to theirs. My theme is consistent; Religion and Ideology have perpetuated turmoil, strife and continual warring among nations throughout all of recorded history. Rarely has there been a time of total peace. Supposedly, there was relative peace at the time of Jesus’ birth. However that came about by the overwhelming force of the Roman Empire. Force never prevails for long; someone is always waiting in the wings to take up the fight. One doesn’t have to be a genius to recognize the ultimate truth: all peoples are bigoted; they have no respect for other peoples’ opinions and beliefs. Furthermore, they always are willing and able to fight with their tongues and their fists in an effort to “float” their ideology to the top of the barrel. When I began observing and understanding that principle during the second World War, it occurred to me that there had to be a reason for such hostility. As the years rolled by, and I was able to become more informed (educated), it occurred to me that an answer must be found to that terrible problem. As I studied philosophy and psychology and learned “how” to think, and what one is “allowed to think logically”, the answer to that major, major, problem became extremely obvious to me. No one had ever defined the God, Allah, Brahma, Buddha, Yahweh they worshiped. That realization provoked a uncontrollable determination in me to do just that; our Supreme Bering must be defined. Logic demands that there can be only One Supreme Being; call It what we may. As a child growing up in a %100 Roman Catholic community in the middle of “the bible belt”, I observed the unrelenting prejudice, ridicule and hostility exhibited by both Catholics and Protestants toward each other. Later on as I matured I became aware of more and more fragmentation in so-called Christianity. I digress momentarily to mention that quite obviously there is no such thing as Christian Religion. There are however 33,000 factions which claim orthodoxy relating to Jesus the Christ. I saw how Jews were being persecuted everywhere. Muslims were fighting among themselves and vowing to destroy all “infidels”. All of that provoked a greater determination on my part to “solve the problem”. Then one day about fifteen years ago the solution came like a lightening bolt. The definition of the “essence” of our Supreme Being suddenly became ‘”crystal clear”. Our GOD (Supreme Being) IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING. Six little words says it all. That definition “turned on all the lights”. All the so-called mysteries were solved. That definition also defined the Trinity, Gods Will (Holy Spirit), Jesus, Soul Eternity, and literally everything pertaining to our temporal and eternal life. That philosophy is spelled out completely in my powerful little book, Wilderness Cry-a Scientific, and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. Anyone who reads it will certainly be provoked to a “realistic”, and irrefutable philosophically sound understanding. It will definitely provoke an attitude of “dismay” among many, as they realize how they have been duped in the past, as I was, by self-serving religion. My philosophy, based on that clear definition of God, promotes a concept of spirituality among all. It shows how erroneous and self-serving religion/ideology is (money, power control[influence]). It rips off that terrible “blanket of guilt” thrown over everyone by religion. It frees our souls to recognize our truly Loving God. It shows how each of us is imbued with that same loving image of our Creator Supreme Being. It recognizes the universality of God’s Love. It shows conclusively how Jesus accepted the yoke of sacrificial death for salvation of every entity in existence. Finally, it shows that our “only” justifiable prayed is “Thank You Lord God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit (Gods Will ). Amen. With that understanding, I have called for recognition and acceptance of the WORLD-WIDE COMMUNION OF SPIRITUALITY; the “only way to peace”. My book is available Amazon, Kindle ET AL. All comments welcomed. firstname.lastname@example.org
NOISE- What a wonderful word to describe the chaos evident in our world today, forever in the past, and predictably, as far as the “eye can see”, in the future. The singular cause of all this confusion and hostility is ideology and/or religion which has existed throughout all of recorded history. The development of all those differing “religions” was based on mythological understandings of a deity(s). There was literally no known science. Consequently, each world society, in turn, attempted to ascribe higher powers to what they could observe; the “flat” earth, the sun and stars. They developed systems of deities and beliefs based on mythological concepts of those entities. Later on, the Jews developed their Religion (ideology), based on their concept of “creation”. Their system of understanding included a singular God who was predictably kind or hostile to them according to their activities. However, they believed without doubt that they could “bargain” with their God. They even went so far as to create housing for Him called The Holy Of Holies. Their picture of paradise, Adam and Eve, Original sin, expulsion, torment, and eventual death included a scheme of recreation of paradise by a Messiah who was to come by way of the birth of a God-man frrom a virgin impregnated by the Holy Spirit. This God-man was the Son of God Who was to instantly rearrange the earth into a new paradise just for them. They were God’s chosen people; to hell with everyone else. Their God was Vengeful; if he liked them , He would kill their enemy, but if they sinned, He would show His anger by sending all sorts of punishments; floods, pestilence of all sorts, famine, defeat in wars etc. They bargained with Him incessantly; tit for tat. When Jesus, the Messiah finally did appear, He didn’t meet their specifications at all. He started talking about Love. He even gave women some credit for being people worthy of consideration, an idea completely foreign to the Israelites. They wanted to know when He was going to “restore the kingdom”, and when He told them that the Kingdom of God was spread all over the earth; they simply couldn’t see it and couldn’t understand. He really caused consternation when He told them he had to die, but that He would be back. After his death all sorts of stories and beliefs about when and how that was to happen arose. It reached a “fever pitch” three centuries later, when differing factions were fighting like “cats and dogs” about who was correct in their assessment. That situation prompted the Roman Emperor, Constantine to call a council at Nicaea. Those people were supposed to be working, supporting the empire. Instead, they were fighting constantly and not contributing to the economy. Constantine was a Pagan, and the official state religion of the Roman empire was a pagan religion called Mythraism. Constantine realized that he couldn’t gracefully force the followers of Jesus to cooperate with one another. So at the council, he commissioned them to form a religion of their liking; it would be the “official religion of the Roman Empire”. Any dissenters had two choices; beheading or exile. That they did, and, consequently, another man-made religion was born. As would be expected, any such religion, being imperfect in its original conception, but more importantly, being administered by “very imperfect” people, eventually began to fragment. So that, so-called, Christianity has evolved into is 33,000 different versions of Jesus and His teachings. Any house built on a weak foundation is bound to tumble. In the process of tumbling and fragmenting, it has created a constant “noise” of unreal proportions. In the meantime, Mohamed appeared on the scene and created the religion of Islam. As might be expected, the end result of all that was the constant, unbelievably “loud noise” of wars on end. So what are we to do? One would think that “rational” people would come together in compromising attitude, resolve their differences peacefully and calm the noise. That has not been nor ever will be the case for one simple reason; not a single one of them knows God. None of them has actually defined the “essence” of a Supreme Being”. They all speak of One, but none has defined its Essence. So the noise has reached a “fever pitch” with threats of major nuclear war and destruction of every living thing on this planet. Recognizing this chaotic situation prompted me to offer a solution. You might ask “who in the hell”are you that you think you can solve the problem? And I answer, I am a “rational human being fashioned after the rationality of my Creator”, who is not afraid to offer a solution. That I have done in my powerful little philosophy book, Wilderness Cry-a Scientific and Philosophical Approach to understanding God and the Universe. In my book I have quelled the noise by offering a concrete, irrefutable definition of the Essence of God. That definition explains all and solves all. It recognizes the most important, heretofore unrecognized, concept that everything in creation is made of identically the same quanta of energy; that each quantum is perfect in form and function; there is not a single quantum in existence now that was not always. That perfection demands a Perfect Creator and as such must be imprinted with the image of it’s Creator, the Holy Will (Spirit) of God. When every human comes to accept the concept that each of us is imprinted with that same, identical Image thereby making all of us sisters and brothers, the noise will disappear and Peace will prevail. Therefore I have called for the recognition of the World-wide Communion Of Spirituality by all peoples; the absolute only way to peace. If you think that concept to be irrational, so be it; the NOISE will continue; destruction is inevitable. However, if you think my concept has merit and deserves consideration, my little book is a must read for complete understanding. Amazon, Kindle, ET AL All comments welcomed. Please calm the NOISE before it’s too late. email@example.com