Fancy Farm, Kentucky- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngFancy Farm—isn’t that a quaint name for a town. Allow me to tell you about it. When first settled in 1829, by eleven Roman Catholic families, it was the first Catholic community with the first Catholic church in Jackson Purchase area of west Kentucky. Buried deep in the bible belt it has endured all sorts of adversity but has emerged as one of the most famous “little towns” on earth. It is in the Guinness book of world records for hosting the longest ongoing, largest, one day, outdoor Bar-B-Q picnic in the world—118 years. It annually serves 19-20 thousand pounds of Bar-B-Q mutton and pork. It hosts the political kick-off for the state of Kentucky on the first Saturday of August each year for at least 60 years with TV coverage by C Span, KET, and all local stations. On presidential years, CNN usually offers coverage. It remained %100 Catholic for about 150 years—community population now is roughly %90 Catholic.

In 1935 when I was 2 years old, our local priest persuaded my mother Anna Vatra Courtney Hunt to compile a comprehensive history of Fancy farm which she completed in 1943. She is the official historian of Fancy Farm through that date.Her history was published as part of a 4-volume set compiles by Fredrick Wallis and others titled A Sesqui-Centennial History Of Kentucky. It was in our school library. She traced the beginnings with Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert and many other Catholics sailing from England on the Arc and Dove to escape persecution. They landed at where is now Baltimore, MD. Almost all the Catholics in Fancy Farm are direct descendants of those migrants. After years of establishing themselves in Maryland, when Kentucky became a state in 1792, many of those families signed a pact to cross the mountains an risk traveling to Ky. They crossed the mountains in covered wagons to where is now Pittsburgh. From there they floated down the Ohio river on flat-boats and landed at what is now Maysville, Ky. They traveled inland to what was known as Pottinger’s Creek and established the first Catholic church in Ky. After Issac Shelby, the first governor of Ky, and Andrew Jackson negotiated the purchase of Chickasaw land (known as Jackson’s Purchase), and that land was added to the state of Ky, the Federal government opened it up for sale at twelve and a half cents per acre as land grant property. Eleven families including three of my great, great grandparents were the first settlers. They built Saint Jerome Church—it has been rebuilt three times and remodeled several, but is a huge, beautiful Gothic-style structure—the largest thing in town.

As a child, I attended the church-run school, Saint Jerome School for twelve years. We were required to attend mass each morning and our first class was Catholic Catechism. We were taught by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Ky. They were all well educated, great teachers, and strict disciplinarians. Even though the school was church owned and operated, the state paid the teachers salaries. Eventually, all the county schools consolidated (1980s). and the church went out of the education business.

As valedictorian of my senior class, I was awarded a scholarship to Saint Edwards University, Austin, Tx.  My Pre-med advisor and biology professor was a Brother Raphael Wilson of “Bubble Boy” fame.  After graduating Medical school and completing post graduate training in Orthopedic Surgery, I completed my private practice years in West Ky—Mayfield and Paducah. I am 85 years old now and have been retired several years.

Many times I have been requested, even demanded to wright a book about life in fancy farm, Ky. I usually discounted it, because writing books can be trying as my previous experience with Wilderness Cry attests. However, in recent years, as I see everyone my age go to the grave, I became keenly aware that history died with them—there was no one to ask. So I sat down an obliged them with Growing Up In Fancy Farm Kentucky. It is educational, historic, nostalgic, and humerus. It is not published to the world-wide market because it would be mainly of interest to locals. However, I have been shocked at the number of people who are from Fancy Farm who, coming out of the wood-work like termites from all over this country, are clamoring for my little book—daily trips to the PO mailing books. If anyone has an interest, just email me,  handg@comcast.net, and I will mail it to you—$10 plus $3 postage.

As a side note, Covenant books will be distributing Wilderness Cry world-wide shortly. Assuming their efforts are worthwhile, I will be releasing its sequel, Peace in Spirituality, soon. 

Remember, the only way the world can have peace is through the recognition and acceptance of the like-minded idea that the Spirit of God is stamped on everything in existence. Can God be at war with himself?  My call for the  World-Wide Communion of Spirituality continues incessantly.

 

Perfection- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPerfection: Do a little quick soul searching. Do you really understand what it means to be perfect, or, possibly,  do you tend to glibly hear the term and brush it off as blather? My experience indicates that percentage-wise, very, very few people ascribe the proper attributes to perfection. Without absolute perfection, nothing in the universe could function. So what is this perfection and where is its basis?

I have stated many, many times in writing that every thing and every event of any kind is perfect in form and function and is a perfect example of what it purports to be. I am able to say that with certainty because of the known perfection of every quantum (tiniest particle if energy) which make up every gravid thing in existence. Each of those tiny particles with various names are absolutely perfect in form and function. Furthermore, there is not one more nor less in existence today than existed at the time of their inception (creation, release, appearance), and there will be no more nor less at the time of their recall. A combination of those tiny quanta make up the basic units of all atoms (protons, neutrons, electrons). A varying combination of those three basic units constitute the different elements in all creation. Those atoms may react with each other to form molecules; molecules react with each other to form compounds, and compounds can be formulated to create all the different materials in existence. All of those functions are perfect and predictable in their activity and results every time. That explains why when you get in your automobile and push the ignition button, the engine starts and you are able to navigate from place to place. That same example applies to every action or activity or occurrence of any kind in the entire universe.

You might legitimately ask, whats my point? Simply stated, my point is this. I want to shake you loose from your doldrums, and create an awareness of the perfection in all things. I want to make you think about your existence: how it came to be in the first place, how it continues, and what happens to it in the unknown hereafter. There are seemingly three basic classes of believers in the world: those who accept the concept of God; those who deny the concept of God; those who say simply they can’t (don’t) know.

For those like me who accept the idea of God, we must acclaim that God with his perfect intellect envisioned his creation (all the quanta in existence), and with his perfect will chose them and keeps them perfect. Therefore, it is impossible for anything or any occurrence to be imperfect. Every storm, every earthquake, every hurricane, every loaf of bread, every tree leaf, every grain of sand etc. is a perfect example of what it is. A second set of similar events and objects would be different from the first but each would still be perfect for its set of circumstances.

We sometimes get confused when “bad” things happen such as a car wreck and often start looking for excuses or someone to blame. We even question how God could allow such to happen. We fail to recognize that it was someone’s perfect negligence or a perfect mechanical failure, or a myriad of other perfect conditions which led to the perfect wreck. In other words, that specific wreck was a perfect result for its set of generating circumstances. So what’s my point. My point is we must always be aware of our obligation to know all that we can, to respect the perfection in everything we encounter, and more importantly be respectful of others; stop the blame game.

Those who deny God or say they simply can’t know, suggest that the perfect order in the universe “just happened”—even Stephen Hawking, the great quantum physicist, suggested such a possibility. The truth is, no one can prove nor disprove the existence of a Supreme being. That is where Faith comes in.

There are all kinds of faith: we have implicit faith that when we get on an airplane, it will take us safely to our intended destination. However, we are fully aware from previous experiences of others that failure of one kind or another may occur. Those failures are always the perfect result of a set of perfect faults which generated the outcome.

So my purpose here is to stimulate your awareness of God’s Perfection in “all things and events”.

I do not want to seem nor sound commercial, but if you want a more thorough understanding of these concepts, please read my little book Wilderness Cry (Amazon et al). In addition, I will be releasing a sequel “Peace in Spirituality” within a few months.

Happy New Year to all!!!

All About God- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngIf someone asked you who God is, what would you tell them? How would you explain God’s essence to them so that you are communicating a clear, unmistakable picture to them? Would you possibly start quoting the Bible, or tell them about a certain religion, or possibly about a specific church you attend? If you did any of those things, would you expect your audience to visualize your exact “image” of God? Or do you even have a definitive “image” of God?

I would suggest the likelihood that you may do any or all of the above. However, I would also suggest that you would fail 100% in your effort. Your audience may come away with some vague (just as yours is vague) image of a God, but it could not possibly mirror yours or anyone’s else. How am I allowed to say that so bluntly? Very simply, no one is allowed to attempt to speak definitively about any entity whose essence he/she cannot define. Before me, no one has ever been able to define the essence of God. Great mystics and theologians for centuries have attempted; all failed. Without that essential definition, no one can know God. I defined God’s essence thus; “God Is A Perfect Rational Being”. That definition makes all concepts of God perfectly clear—we can now speak of God and its attributes with the same understanding as arithmetic. While we certainly cannot possibly know everything God knows, we do know some (science=knowledge=truth), and we, as rational beings, will know more and more as time goes on. We now have a perfect rational basis for contemplating, discussing, describing, and communicating God to others. We dispel the mythology and superstition surrounding God generated by religions—we are free to truly understand our God and its workings. We are now free to accept God’s Will which is everything that happens in this universe, rather than do God’s Will which is unknowable. You may find a complete explanation in my little book Wilderness Cry—Amazon, et. al.

Science- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngToday I would like to share with you a concept that possibly may have escaped your attention, and that has to do science. Likely, when the word science is used in conversation, different concepts are conjured up in your minds. Many possibly immediately think of chemistry, physics etc—true enough, those subjects are representative of the “physical sciences”. However the word science encompasses the entire wealth of knowledge. In fact, the word science comes from the Latin root-word scientia which means knowledge.  Knowledge, of course is truth. For those of us who accept the concept of a Supreme Being, that Being represents all truth—therefore that being (God, Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Brahma etc.) is science.

So how does that science (truth) manifest itself in our world. Simply stated it is overtly manifest in the absolute perfection in form and function of ever quantum of energy in the universe. Science (knowledge=truth) has allowed us to discern the ultimate building blocks of every gravid object, seen or unseen, in the universe (s). Those building blocks collectively are known as quanta (smallest indivisible particles of energy) with specific names such as quarks, leptons, etc.  Since we have defined the essence of God as a perfect rational being, and since these quanta represent absolute perfection, we are obliged to conclude that the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) is imprinted on each particle keeping it perfect as God is perfect. Therefore, we must conclude that God may be considered as “Pure Science”.

Furthermore, we must recognize there is an absolute science (knowledge=truth) about everything material and immaterial. So when we hear the word science, let us broaden our scope of understanding beyond the “physical sciences” to the ultimate understanding that God=science.

I have elucidated those principles thoroughly in my book Wilderness Cry. It is available on-line ever outlet, if interested.

Spirituality- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngSpirituality may be defined as recognition that the Spirit (Will) of God is imprinted on each of us as well as every thing in existence. With that recognition we must accept the premise that every human is brother/sister to each other. Therefore we must be at peace with each other. My call for recognition and acceptance of the World-Wide Communion Of Spirituality must be heeded by everyone. Think on that seriously and humble yourself individually to that acceptance.

Peace- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPEACE: Do you really want peace? Are you willing to come off your “high-horse” and compromise your thought processes? Or, are you eager for peace and perfectly willing to have peace only if everyone else bends their will to yours? My observation is the latter. Before we can discuss peace, we must recognize and admit to the cause of our perpetual discord. It requires only a very casual observation of our world to identify the culprit which is  creating perpetual war and hostilities. That culprit, plain and simple, is religion.

From all recorded history, mankind has been at war in one way or another and, almost always, over religious and/or ideological differences. Why do you suppose that is? The reason, again, is quite obvious; all religion is based on some ill-defined idea of a higher power. Those ill-defined ideas are based on mythological concepts with no foundation in scientific fact nor philosophical soundness. That, of course, is the natural consequence of attempting to deal with a complicated subject without a commonly accepted “essential definition”. Consequently, with no essential definition of a Supreme Being, every human that ever lived has had a differing, vague, concept of such a Being. Just ask anyone to define the essence of their God and, likely, you will get a “blank stare combined with a sputtering of meaningless statements.

Absent “like-mindedness” among all people about the “essence” of our Supreme Being, there can be no unanimity of thought, acceptance and understanding about such a being, nor how It is to be worshiped, if at all. After exhaustive investigation of history, and religious literature, I have discovered that no one has ever been able to define the “essence” of our God (Supreme Being). Meister Eckhart, a famous Dominican Friar, spent his entire life attempting to analyze God and define Its essence, but fell woefully short in his attempts for one simple reason; he knew no science. He had no base of operation.

Observing all this perpetual hostility and confusion compelled me to define the essence of God once and for all. I did so with six, simple, irrefutable words. God Is A Perfect Rational Being. This simple, singular, essential definition explains all with no room for confusion nor discord. This definition demands that every rational being recognize and accept the basic concept that the image of God, the Holy Spirit, is imprinted on every single entity that ever existed; otherwise nothing could exist. That singular concept “demands” that each of us accept, unreservedly, the fact that we and all existences are united under one Singular Common Spirituality. As such, there is no quarter for any discord.

Therefore, once again, I am issuing my plea for recognition and acceptance of The world-Wide Communion Of Spirituality. Spirituality unites us and puts us at “Perfect Peace”. Religion, on the other hand is cultist, pitting us against each other, and promoting hostilities and discord. Does anyone see my point?

Philosophy of Existence- Wilderness Cry- Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPhilosophy is a set of accepted principles derived from a set of known or presumed facts. In the case of our existence and the existence of the entire universe, the prevailing philosophical understanding is based on presumed facts which are known to be completely false. At the time the philosophy by which we are shackled was developed, there was absolutely no scientific understanding of anything. All premises were based on mythology and superstition– the earth was flat; the stars controlled all existences; the earth was supported on five unstable crocked legs, always in danger of plunging into the netherworld below; all babies were in the male semen; etc. ad nauseum. Here we are two to four thousand years later still shackled with such idiocy.

We do know, in fact, great amounts of scientific information not known then— we know the earth is round (spherical); the sun is the center of our little universe; the universe is filled with trillions of galaxies containing billions and trillions of stars (suns); light traveling at the rate of 186,000 miles/sec is just now reaching our earth after traveling 13.7 billion years; the female carries the egg of life in her ovaries and it must be fertilized by the male sperm to produce life. More importantly, we know that each and every entity in the universe is made of identical and perfect tiny particles of energy with varying  names cumulatively known as quanta. It is that singular knowledge which has given rise to my philosophical assessment of our universe and its existence. That assessment, of course, presumes and essentially defines the Supreme Being (God) which imagined, willed and keeps each particle perfect.

Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has recognized a higher power. Without any scientific understanding their imaginations ran wild. Consequently, their God(s) were imbued with every magical and superstitious idea imaginable except the singular important one, science. Throughout history, great thinkers and theologians have struggled helplessly and hopelessly to define the “essence” of their God, to no avail. The reason is simple. God cannot be defined in superstitious and/or magical terms. Since God is “ALL” knowledge, It must be defined in purely scientific and philosophical terms. Since, none knew science, definition was impossible, try as hard as they may. Recognizing that dilemma, associated with the visible folly of religion, prompted me to do something never before done in history, and that is “define the essence of our Supreme Being. Note I use the term Supreme Being, because it encompasses all deities of all religions and cults. I defined the essence of God thus; “GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING”. THOSE SIX SIMPLE LITTLE WORDS SAY IT ALL AND ARE IRREFUTABLE. My contention is that the Spirit of God permeates “brands” every single quantum of energy. Therefore each remains perfect in all respects (form and function). Therefore there is not, has not been, and cannot possibly be, any event that is not a “perfect example of what it was intended to be”. God is Perfect, so change is impossible. In order for any so-called miracle to occur, God’s nature would have to change, an impossibility.

Having said all that brings me to the point of my treatise. All religion is based on some writing. Those writings are based on the superstitious, ignorant, and biased attitudes of the writers. Therefore,we all have been brainwashed with an ignorant, biased, superstitious, magical set of writings which bear no resemblance to the truth.

Look around you, and look at history. Mankind is/has been in perpetual turmoil because of one terribly misguided ides(s), RELIGION. Religion is cultist and divisive. Spirituality, on the other hand is loving and uniting.

I welcome any and all meaningful discussion regarding these subjects.      HLH