URGE: what a powerful word with which to describe the insatiable forces of nature. In general this word suggest a persistent inclination or force to completion of an action. Everywhere we look, those forces are being played out to completion or attempted completion. For instance, the waves of an ocean roll on to shore in unrelenting fashion–a rock-slide on a mountain persists until it meets an unrelenting opposite force. Personally, as a farmer and gardener, I have observed thousands of times how living vegetation exhibits those powerful urges to reproduce. In the spring and early summer, a specific weed or grass may grow for weeks and reach considerable height before any sign of seed appear on its stem—it seems to be taking its ‘good ole easy time’ with no sense of urgency. As a matter of principle, there is no urgency—it has all summer to ‘get the job done’. However, in late summer and fall, that same weed or grass sprig may sprout today and show seed formation in just a few days–a dramatic sense of urgency—frost is coming soon and that means death. The species must be reproduced at all cost—there is no time for leisure ‘growth loafing’. In the animal kingdom we observe that same sense of urgency albeit in somewhat different fashion. Typically, the larger, stronger male will challenge all others for the breeding rights to an impatiently waiting female—the survival of the fittest. Humans are little different. The urge for reproduction is unrelenting. The main difference is that humans make an attempt at being civilized in their choice of mate. Given the opportunity, the average human will breed ‘come hell or high water’—and whether or not the opportunity presents itself, the unrelenting ‘urge’ is always there. Throughout the centuries of Christianity’s existence, the Church has attempted to stifle that urge– I have often wondered for what purpose. Was/is it a deliberate attempt to control the masses, or does the Church consider sex to be intrinsically evil? I suspect a tinge of both. The net result of attempting to thwart the second strongest urge in life is the generation of millions and millions of neurotic and or psychotic people. Taylor, in his very astute book Sex In History, described medieval Europe as one giant cesspool of psychosis generated by the Church’s attempts to demonize and suppress sexual activity—the inquisition lives on even till today. The Church can’t physically harm you, but for those who submit to its teachings, the likelihood is they are permanently psychologically harmed. I am convinced that this singular attitudinal teaching of religion is the primary cause of most neurotic disease in the world. As people worldwide have become more educated and introspective, they have abandoned religion as being irrelevant in their lives. This is borne out by statistics which show church attendance to be diminishing steadily. That does not coincide with lack of spirituality in those people—it simply means that their common sense overrides irrational concepts propagated by religion. These concepts and many, many more are drawn out extensively in my two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality—both books published by Covenant Books. If you have an ‘urge’ for truth, their readings are mandatory. All comments welcomed. You may like the attached trailer video produced by Covenant Books about Wilderness Cry.
TRAITOR JESUS—You may shriek in horror at such a suggestion, but that is exactly what he was and he knew it. Jesus knew that what he was preaching was treasonous as far as the Jews were concerned. And just what was Jesus teaching that veered so radically from Jewish theology? In a nutshell the Jews put God in one spot and all his creation elsewhere. God was sitting on a throne constantly watching the activities of his created children. When they were bad, God sent all sorts of torment on them. Conversely, when they were good , God showered them with blessings of all kinds but mainly lots of animals and lots of sons to tend the flocks. Jesus appeared on the scene teaching that God was in everything and that everything was in God. He taught that he and everyone and everything were mirror images of God. Recognizing the universal evil of SELFISHNESS, Jesus saw himself as the sacrificial lamb who must die in atonement for all the worlds evil. Jesus knew that his teachings would bring crucifixion. so he stayed in the shadows for most of his ministerial years. He made a desperate attempt to educate the twelve illiterate apostles to what he was saying and who God really was. It seems very doubtful that he succeeded at all. I say that because the bible we have now show very little testimony to his real teachings. However those bibles were written and rewritten dozens of times to suit the whelms of the writers. The only clear testamentary writing I can find is the Coptic Gospel of Thomas. In that writing, Jesus tells his apostles over and over and over again that he is in everything and everything is in him. He also tells them that everything is of the same substance. However in the synoptic gospels, Jesus says the same thing at the last supper. He tells them that the bread and wine they were eating and drinking were his body and blood. I submit to you that if he had a banana and a fish and some Irish whiskey, he would have told them the same thing. All of those teachings were total heresy and were considered treason. After exhausting all efforts at inculcating his apostles, he readily confronted the Jewish hierarchy in the temple which brought him to the tribunal that pronounced treason and demanded crucifixion. Golgotha was the high point along the roadway in Jerusalem and all traitors, of which there were many, were crucified there in plain sight as a reminder to would-be insurgents as to what their fate would be. Jesus had a twofold plan—to die for all iniquity, and to educate the world through the apostles about the true identity of God. He definitely succeeded in the first effort but was a total failure in the second. There may be some institutions in this world that recognize and preach the true identity of God, but I have not yet encountered any. The reason for that is plain as the nose on your face. No one before me has defined the essence of God. Without that essential definition, they know not anything about that which they preach. I have defined the essence of God thus: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality explains all and eliminates all mystery about the nature of God. It mandates the understanding that the image of God is stamped on everything; elsewise it could not exist. Jesus with his super intellect saw through that understanding—he recognized the universal evil of selfishness and recognized that, since he was the only one to see that, he was committed to paying the price. He did so willingly but with ungodly fear and trepidation. Jesus, the traitor paid the price that we may have eternal peace with God. You may find a complete accounting of this philosophy in my book Wilderness Cry, and my soon to be released book, Peace in Spirituality—both by Covenant Books. All comments welcomed.
Have you ever noticed that the very people who are PREACHING “God’s word, are the very same ones who wear fine suits, live in mansions and at the same time play on your sentiment as though they were Jesus themselves. These people are scallywags, bilkers of your sympathy and your money. They throw every fallacious concept of God and salvation at you humanly imaginable. They play on your ultimate “guilt trip” which they, themselves, implanted in you—why? So they could control you and more importantly your wallet and/or pocketbook. What did Jesus tell his disciples? Go into the world and tell everyone the gospel (good news)—take no, provisions—live off of what they offer you—if you are not accepted in a town, shake the dust off your sandals and move on. What was/is the good news? I, Jesus, have come into the world to die for you that all your stain of sin and guilt is removed—relax and be happy and thankful=—I represent your Creator. The preachers who scold and taunt you with selected biblical passages—passages which were installed into the Holy Word by scalawags who had a monetary bias, are the most devious of mankind. They sell their souls from minute to minute for monetary gain. Just do a little experiment—ask your preacher to live off what the parishioners offer him/her and see how long you have a preacher. I’ll guarantee you that in the vast majority of cases, your preacher won’t last a month. They are not deliverers of Jesus’ words—They are deliverers of money grabbing words. Why did Jesus overturn the money changers tables in the temple?—because they were making a mockery of God. Guess what?—they still are. Religion is the biggest “racket” the world has ever known. Prostitution may be the oldest occupation in the world, but organized religion far outstrips it monetarily—prostitution is illegal in most regions; organized RELIGION IS JUST LEGAL THIEVERY. Paul tells us that salvation is a pure gift from God through the death of Jesus. There is absolutely nothing we can do to enhance or detract from it. The least needed group of people in the world are the collective of preachers. Read my little book, Wilderness Cry-A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe, and you will have a clear understanding of who God is and who these scalawag preachers are. It is available Amazon, Kindle and all on-line book retailers and e-books.
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.
God’s Love for each of us is immeasurable. You might question that since we see so many terrible commits world wide daily. If we understand that God has Perfect Love, then we must admit that it is impossible for God to have disdain for anyone he has allowed to be created. Perfect Love means “acceptance without conditions”. Please do not let anyone, preacher or otherwise tell you that you are evil in God’s eye. You may be evil in the eyes of the world but never to God—you are his child and he can do nothing but Love you as he does everything in creation. Jesus told us that in no uncertain terms—he never condemned anyone. The bible we have now has been so corrupted by those who didn’t want to hear Jesus’ message—they didn’t want an all loving God—they insisted on an Old Testament God, dreamed up by the Israelites, who was morose and vengeful. That God served their purpose exactly—it kept them in control of our lives. They killed Jesus for teaching otherwise—he was a traitor and a treasonists. So he got the treatment all traitors got—crucifixion. Jesus knew it was to be his fate, but he wanted to get his message out before he died. We have no clear-cut evidence that his illiterate apostles understood and accepted his teachings. We do know for a fact that the bibles we have now have been corrupted by individual zealots who have altered it to their liking over and over again—all for power, money and control. In the first place every bible in existence stemmed from a single copy made from many altered copies 200-300 after the original writing. Biblical scholars have shown conclusively that only % 30 of the writings we have now were actually written by the titled author. In addition, Jerome’s translation of the Greek into the Roman Vulgate was changed dramatically. He became a hermit of the utmost kind—he despised the female sex. He had four or five women with him but he made them dress as men and stay filthy dirty and deshelled. He scolded one of his women for weeping over the death of her child saying she should be glad—she would have more time to devote to prayer. In his translation to the Vulgate, each time a woman was referenced favorably, he changed it to a negative connotation—such was his disdain of female sex. The truth is, there were 10 commandments, but the only sins concerned the sex commandments. So each translator of the bible, has added his own slant so that now we have dozens of bibles with differing language subject to differing interpretations. All of that, of course, was designed to suit the imagination of the writer who had an “axe to grind” with the establishment. However, the end result was always the same—a different sect hammering out “power, money, control”. The net effect is we now have as of 2014, 33,000 so called Christian religions—and each one of them claiming the exclusive right for control of our souls. I would suggest to you, its more about controlling your “pocket book”. I’ll guarantee you one thing, if the money flow dried up, your soul could “go to hell”. Your preacher would vanish like a ghost in the night. The writer Paul is the only writer who echoes Jesus sentiments, but even he was terribly confused. He was told by the people he was persecuting that Jesus was coming right back—of course that was the Jew’s expectation—they thought the earth , paradise, and all was just for them—does it get any more selfish than that?—to hell with the other billions of people. It’s been nearly 2000 years and no second coming—I’m here to tell you, there never will be. Jesus’ “second coming” will be in the recognition by all that the spirit of God is imprinted on every particle of energy which makes up everything in this universe(s). When we come to that recognition, then we will feel and know the true love of a perfect God—God cannot possibly hate—he is Perfect Love. We are the haters—we are the ones trying to take advantage of each other—we are the ones looking at each other with glaring, jaundiced eyes—we are the ones who “lack love”.—our dear God is all love. For full elucidation of the above, please read Wilderness Cry—Covenant Book.
We oft have heard the assertion that God knows everything including future events. I wonder if anyone could paint a verbal picture of how that might be or how it works—I suspect not. The reason for that assertion is my recognition that no one knows who God is—no one but me, that is. Because I am the only person to ever define the essence of God, I am the only person qualified to speak to such a consideration. I have defined the essence of God thusly: God is a perfect rational being. That definition means that God’s rationality (Spirit) is imprinted onto each and every quantum of energy which makes up the entire universe(s). Intelligence is energy—therefore God is energy. When God converted his perfection into visible particulate matter (quanta), with his perfect will, he commissioned each particle to act and react exactly as it was designed to do—and always perfectly. Since God is in each particle, his perfect intellect knows exactly what each will do and what places it will be forever—if he did not know, his intellect could not be considered perfect. Therefore, God knows everything that will ever happen. However, he is not directly causing it to happen—he simply is allowing it to happen. Some people want to think of their existence as predetermine—that is illogical thinking. Just because God knows what’s going to happen, he isn’t directly causing it to happen. I explain that supposition this way. Someone comes to visit me; we talk for a while and do whatever; I am certain that sooner or later, dead or alive, that person is going to leave. However, because I know that truth, I’m not causing it. So God knows what is going to happen because he is allowing his energy particles to do what they were designed to do uninhibited. That brings us to the irrational concept of a vengeful God as depicted in the Old Testament and perpetuated in the New Testament and in Abrahamic religions in general. God’s perfect love (acceptance) precludes any possibility of punishment. God knows that all energy is his and furthermore, most of it will ultimately and perpetually be directed for selfish causes, some more selfish than others. That foreknowledge combined with his perfect love prohibit any retribution. God demonstrated his perfect love through the death of his genius human image, Jesus. Seems strange considering the way we have been indoctrinated to think of a hostile, vengeful God—no way. Full elucidation of these concepts in my little book, Wilderness Cry, republished by Covenant Books.
Spirit Of God: what does that designation mean to you? Have you ever used the term and if so how did you imagine its meaning? I strongly suspect that people worldwide of all religions and faiths have a vague individualistic idea which likely they could not clearly explain to another person. The reason I am allowed to say that is very clear. No one except me has defined the “essence of God (Allah, Yahweh. Brahma, Buddha, etc.). Without an essential definition, all mention of God and its attributes is jargonistic minutia.
Science has shown us clearly that everything in existence is made of identical tiniest particles of energy collectively known as quanta, but with specific individual group names such as photons, quarks, leptons, etc. Each individual in any group is identical to its counterparts—each is perfect in form and function. Furthermore, not one more or less is in existence now than 13.7 billion years ago. So what does that have to do with the Spirit of God?—everything. My definition of God’s essence as A Perfect Rational Being mandates a Perfect Intellect which envisioned each of these particles and a perfect Will (love, choice, spirit) which mandated their existence and keeps each perfect just as their Creator is perfect. So when we say Spirit of God (Holy Spirit), we are speaking of God’s Will (love, acceptance, choice). That Love of course permeates every grain of sand, tree leaf, snake, fox, cloud, sun, and yes human in existence. Since God’s Love (Spirit) is Perfect, there is absolutely no way we nor anything else could be rejected by it.
The Christian world just entered the season of Lent yesterday with Ash Wednesday. Historically and currently, that season typically has exhorted us to fast, abstain from meat, do extra penance, etc. in hopes of “APPEASING” God and hopefully securing our salvation. Of course, God being Perfect cannot possibly be appeased, pleased or hurt—that was the god of the Israelites, of some pagan gods, and yes, our Christian God. What a terrible misplacement, and misunderstanding of God’s essence. I will submit to you that Lent should be a time of extreme personal and communal rejoicing because Jesus, the brilliant carpenter frim Nazareth, recognized God’s presence (light) in everything. He went about vigorously attempting to educate some to that fact—I’m not convinced he succeeded with any of them. The only real indication that someone caught on is Paul’s letters. He seems to understand the concept reasonably well and preached it vigorously to any and all. Of course, both Jesus’ and Paul’s teachings were pure heresy to the Jews—both were killed for their treason. Jesus showed us that we are intricately connected to everything through the Spirit Of God—that was his gospel (good news) that he wanted preached to the entire world. God cannot possibly be separated from himself. However in the post-Nicaean era, religion took the stance that it was in control of God’s location, thoughts, and actions. Religion speaks of the Spirit of God, God’s Will, and Holy Spirit, but never has been able to tell us what or what those entities are nor where they reside.
So Lent should be a time of great celebration, of extreme happiness and joy for the glorious gift of Jesus who showed us the Christ (the light of the world). It is not a time of self diminution in the false belief that we can influence God’s mind (Will)—it is Perfect and Eternal and not subject to change.
For a complete understanding of these concepts, read Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality (to be released in a few months).