AFFLICTED-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngAFFLICTED: as a young child and young adult, it was rather commonplace to hear someone being spoken of as ‘a poor afflicted child or person’. I learned rather quickly the implication of that word ‘afflicted’. It meant that the person being spoken of generally had experienced the misfortune of being befallen with a  painful and/or crippling disease or disorder.

In those days prenatal care had not yet reached the summit of excellence it enjoys today. Consequently, many babies were born with crippling birth defects. In addition, many had the extreme misfortune of experiencing a brain injury during the birthing event. As a result many children experienced various forms of cerebral palsy, most of which caused varying degrees of structural and/or developmental deformities. In addition, essentially all experienced difficulties in ambulatory mobility as well as dexterity of upper extremity function.

Many were so afflicted that ambulation  was never a possibility—confinement to a wheel chair or bed was mandatory. In addition, IQ was often compromised.

There were/are many other hereditary and or congenital deformities which inflicted extreme disability on children—some were never correctable even by the most expert medical attention.

One of the most dreaded and dreadful affliction was poliomyelitis. That viral infection of the spinal chord inflicted varying degrees of permanent disability. The degree  and the level of involvement of the spinal cord determined the degree of residual deformity and disability. Usually, the higher up the chord, the greater the residual involvement and deformity.bulbar polio (involvement of brain stem) usual meant total body involvement from neck down—death was not an unusual outcome.

When I entered the Campbell Clinic in Memphis to begin my orthopedic specialty training in 1962, fully fifty percent of our patient load was for the treatment of residual deformities from cerebral palsy, birth defects , and polio. Even though polio vaccine became available in 1957, the world was full of afflicted individuals who were severely incapacitated. We spent most of out time and energy doing surgical procedures designed to make them ambulatory and self-sufficient.

IMG_0082The Campbell Clinic managed two major hospitals for the afflicted. The Hospital For Crippled Children was funded by the Firestone Corporation. The Hospital For Crippled Adults  was funded by the Rotary Clubs of West KY, West TN, North MS, and East AR.

No one could explain the startling pang of  horror I experienced at the sight of a beautiful sixteen year old girl who came walking into my clinic wearing a man’s #12 shoe on her left foot with the toe pointing backwards—she was the victim of an untreated club foot. Her forefoot was pointing backward. The treatment plan was to cut a rather sizeable bone wedge out of the middle of her foot so her forefoot could be swung around and fixed in a foreword pointing direction.

It makes my throat swell with joyful emotion even now as I remember the excitement and joy in those big beautiful eyes of hers when she saw her foot straight for the first time ever as I removed her cast—there’s nothing like knowing you have made a major difference in someone’s life.

One cannot imagine the thrill of witnessing a thirteen year old girl, who had been hospitalized for years and had undergone countless operations, take her first steps ever—she cried with excitement—the entire staff cried with joy—I’m crying now at age 86 from that memory—I was 30 then.

So afflictions come in all sorts  and ‘shades of gray’—not all afflictions are physical. Likely, the most terrible afflictions are mental (emotional). Almost everyone can deal with their physical affliction—many, many, many cannot possibly cope emotionally.

For the most part, physical afflictions, are/have been a part of a person’s life all their life—they see other people doing things they can’t do but because they, themselves, have never done those things, they really can’t fully relate. They truly don’t know what they’re missing.

Emotional affliction is a different story. The enemy is inside them but they cant find it. They know it’s there—it’s going to attack any minute, but how and from where? The anxiety thus created is/can be exhausting—frequently, it reaches the stage of ‘total exhaustion’ (extreme depression)—I can’t run any longer—I give up—find me a gun—I’ve got to escape.

We all know of and/or have seen that scenario play out—without doubt it is the worst affliction imaginable. What causes it?

Without wincing or doubt, my assertion is that the greatest affliction ever to befall the human race is organized religion. In a nut shell, organized religion does two dreadful things—it demonizes each individual, and it pits each against the other. Those two factors create an atmosphere of guilt and/or hostility, both of which severely affect the subconscious of our developing psyches—the deformities thus created are curable but there are few ‘psychic surgeons’.

It is very likely that each of you reading this right now profess some religious affiliation. If I were to look you squarely in the face and ask you if you thought your neighbor’s religion was as good as yours, if you were truthful, you would say ‘not only no, but hell no’. Yet, in the same breath you would declare that you love, admire and respect him/her.

IMG_1065Now, I ask you to go look in the mirror—look yourself squarely in the face and answer that question, and then ask yourself ‘why is my religion better?’ I would suggest the usual answer would be that you were ‘raised a Catholic, a Methodist, a Baptist etc. In other words, each of us has been brainwashed from the time we were little kids on with that kind of thinking—Joe is OK but he goes to the Baptist Church; we’re Methodists. It goes without saying that If one Church were as ‘good as the next’, there’d be only one church.

So why have we been afflicted with over 33,000 so-called Christian churches alone?—to say nothing of the thousands of other religions in the world. Have you ever seriously considered that question. Do you ever wonder why the world is in constant turmoil, and always has been? Well, I have and do constantly.

I use the word ‘so-called Christian’ because, even though Jesus is the teacher about ‘the Christ’, he teaches from a ‘different book’ in each different religion. Therefore, both Jesus and The Christ are different people and/or ideas in each church. Ask yourself one simple question; can there possibly be more than one ‘truth’ about the same thing?—can 2+2 possibly be 6?—not in my world. So here we have 30,000+ attempting to make 2+2 something other than 4.

There is only one valid reason for the perpetual turmoil. Everyone has a different God. Everyone proclaims their God to be the creator and controller of everything. So what happens next—we have god-wars. My god is better than yours and so on—so we fight incessantly.

In the so-called Christian community, we are constantly attempting to ‘steal in broad daylight’ other denomination’s constituents. Why do you think that is? Can you be honest with yourself for one second?  I’ll tell you why—Power, Money, Control. 

My plea is for unanimity of understanding about the essence of God. Plain and simple—God is a Perfect Rational Being. When the money-grubbers disappear, we can have like-mindedness—we all can make 2+2=4—we can have peace.

My plea is for The World-wide Communion of Spirituality—that is for each and every person in existence to recognize and accept that the Spirit (will ) of God is imprinted onto each and every particle OF ENERGY WHICH MAKES UP ALL OF CREATION, including, of course, each of us. Therefore, we are all God’s children—we are God—God cannot possibly hate or dislike himself. We desperately need to rid ourselves of the terrible affliction of Organized Religion and put on the ‘cloak of Spirituality’. Then, and only then, will the true Christ (light of the world) within us shine. Then and only then will true Peace prevail—the Peace of Christ.

I have written extensively on these subjects. My two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality spell it out in completeness.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

PLAGUE-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPLAGUE-This word is derived from the Greek word plaga which means  strike  and the Latin word plaga which means stroke or wound. In everyday usage it carries the implication of some disease or condition which annoys , aggravates or impedes us as individuals, family groups, communities, cities, or nations.

For instance, we may hear someone say that she has been ‘plagued’ by migraine headaches all her life. Or we may observe that a family seems to be plagued by chronic poverty. On a larger scale, a community may have been ‘plagued for years’ by a very poor water supply. In modern times it seems that certain cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and others in the US are ‘plagued’ by homelessness and filth—Chicago is ‘plagued’ with gun violence.

In the fourteenth century a disease caused by a rat borne bacterium known simply as the ‘Plague” wiped out millions of people in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. The ‘great potato famine’ in the mid 1800’s killed nearly half the population of Ireland—they simply starved to death. The Plague of 541 killed 10.000/day in Constantinople—it was caused by the same rat-borne organism as the Back Death in Europe centuries later. The Old testament speaks of ‘Plagues and Pestilence’.

There have been several other major ‘Plagues’ in Europe and elsewhere, The general idea is that a plague is something that strikes without warning and severely wounds and/or aggravates.

IMG_0082Currently, the entire earth is in the throes of a devastating pandemic ‘plague’ caused by the Covid-19 virus. It certainly seems to have struck an unsuspecting and ill-prepared humanity with virulence and vehemence—and it rages on. It has killed millions worldwide and will kill millions more before it runs it course—likely, it will be back. Hopefully, we will be better prepared the next time.

There is one ‘plague’ which has beset the human race on an unrelenting, persistent course since the beginning of recorded history. Anyone who has the meagerest familiarity with world history knows that eternal strife  among mankind has been perpetuated by one source— religion. There is no way I have of knowing the exact number of deaths caused by ‘religious wars’. However, because of their persistent occurrence, it is safe to say that the war-tally would at least equal the plague-tally. The United States alone has lost nearly three million soldiers in its wars—a span of a measly 250 years.

Many wars have been generated by the godless trying to defeat the godly. Some notable examples are Fascism, Communism and some forms of Socialism. In general, these ideologies are anti-religion—-a religion in reverse.

The Jewish people have been embroiled in some form of strife and conflict ever since their exodus from Egypt. During the last fourteen hundred to two thousand years, the three Abrahamic religions have been in constant turmoil among themselves. In addition,  intrareligious hatred and rancor have perpetuated unrelenting upheaval.

During my 86 years, I have not known of a single day of prefect peace. The hatred, fighting and killing continues at a torrid pace, and why?—religion. Everyone’s god has mandated a vendetta against their neighbor’s god. In Christianity alone, we have 33,000 different gods and guess what—not a single one of them is willing to ‘give an inch’ to the other. So, they are not ‘overtly’ fighting right now, but they have in the past—I’ll guarantee you that, given the opportunity, they would again. Basically, they are a like a pit full of venomous snakes banded together for purposed of self defense against an intruder—I wont bite you if you wont bite me. They have a larger ‘common enemy’—hostile Islam and Communism. Just let those two common enemies disappear and see what happens—all hell would break out among Christians just as it was when Constantine called the first council of Nicaea, and the ‘all powerful Catholic Church was formed.

Hopefully, in this ‘civilized world’ that would be an overstatement, but no guarantees. Human nature dictates that each person wants every other person to think the same way, and if they don’t, there’s an undercurrent of aggravation—even under the best of circumstances. If that undercurrent ‘boils over’, as it frequently does, then overt hostility, either verbal or physical, breaks out—such is our selfish nature.

So how do we overcome such adversity and eliminate this most major plague—the answer is simple, its application complicated—we must all have the same God.

That may sound like a ‘foolish’ suggestion—everyone knows who God is—or do they? If you cannot define the essence of your God, then you have no God—you have a myth. Guess what—everyone’s myth is different just like ever child’s Santa is different.

How then do we all have the same God? The exact same way we all have the same pencil, or brick or toothbrush—we can define their essences.

IMG_1065Take note of this—no one before me has ever defined the essence of God. I did it with six simple little words so full of astounding meaning—God is a Perfect Rational Being. I was able to conclude that essential definition by virtue of my encounter with Quantum Mechanics (particle physics) wherein I learnrd the most basic identical and perfect nature of all physical existence. That perfect rationality pervades everything in existence. More importantly, it refutes and  eliminates the Biblical mythology associated with God. It defines clearly the Trinity nature of God. It shows the absolute necessity of Jesus’s heroic sacrifice by which we all are saved. It shows with absolute certainty God’s perfect love which precludes any possibility of Hell, Purgatory, Limbo or Heaven as a place with seats closer to God. It shows without imagination that heaven is an eternal state of being in oneness with God— a state of perfection which supersedes any human happiness.

In my book, Wilderness Cry, I define the essence of God and outline its implications. In my sequel, Peace in Spirituality, I show the absolute only way that peace may ever be achieved—we must all be likeminded. The only way that can happen is for everyone to have the same God—adherence to present-day religions makes that absolutely impossible.

We must all become likeminded so that the terrible plague of war  may be eliminated and peace will prevail.

  I encourage you to read and study my books so you may have a clear understanding.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

LIMBO-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngLIMBO-You know what limbo means—of course you do—you’ve probably used that word hundreds of times. It means hanging on the edge, awaiting a decision from someone else—unable to make a move or a decision until a certain question is resolved etc. But do you know what it means in religious terms?—I don’t recall hearing that term used from any pulpit in the Catholic Church for fifty years. But that was not always the case.

When I was a small child being lectured daily in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Limbo was a dramatically important consideration. It was a hand-wringing, gut-wrenching subject of major, major concern. It was so important that baptisms had to be performed on infants very soon after birth—usually one week. In fact, it was so important that even the slightest hint of a baby’s lack of viability at birth or immediately thereafter mandated immediate baptism by whomever was in attendance—no matter what. Years later, as both a medical student and practicing physician delivering babies, that mandated urgency  still prevailed. I, personally, don’t ever recall the perceived need to baptize any baby—as a senior medical student, I did in fact deliver fourteen babies in one night at Saint Louis City Hospital #1. Altogether, during my Medical School, post graduate training years and two years of private practice (Family Medicine), I’d estimate that I delivered 300-400 babies—none were in extremis or showed signs of unviability.

IMG_0082If you are not an older Catholic, or if you are non-catholic, you may not have a clue as to where I’m going with this. Where I’m going is this: the psychological trauma impaled on young children and perpetuated into adulthood was/is both scandalous and shameful. You see, an unbaptized infant who died had absolutely no possible chance of getting into heaven. In fact they were perched in a special place called Limbo right on the edge of Hell—the word limbo comes from ‘limbus’, meaning edge or precipice. Oh they were happy, but only ‘naturally’ happy—-they could never, ever enjoy the beatific vision because they still had the stain of Original Sin.Who in his right mind would want an innocent baby to be subjected to such denial? Do you now understand the hand-wringing, gut-wrenching urgency for baptism—I can still remember the anxiety I experienced just thinking of all the babies in the world who died without baptism—there had to be millions, because most people never even heard of Jesus and Baptism.

So where did the concept of Limbo come from in the first place? Well consider this, the same people who came up with the idea of Original Sin, concocted the idea that Baptism was absolutely necessary for admission into heaven. Those two ideas created an immediate dilemma—what were they going to do with all the babies dying unbaptized—they had to have a rational sounding ‘place’ for them—so they dreamed up Limbo. Augustine, Jerome and the likes were the ‘granddaddies’ of Limbo.

You might ask,’what difference does it make, and I’ll say ‘one hell of a difference’. I spent the first thirty five to forty years of my life worrying about such ‘nonsense’. It was years later that I learned that the concept of Limbo was not official dogma of the Catholic Church—each Bishop could teach it or not according to his whelms. It just so happens that the first Bishop of the Owensboro Dioceses under whom I was instructed was Bishop Cotton, An Opus Dei par excellence. He liked Limbo—he loved torture.

IMG_1065So what do we have now? I haven’t delivered a baby since 1967 and I don’t have a clue as to what Catholic nurses are being taught nowadays. What I do know is this. What, once upon a time, was a sober exercise, performed in private within about a week of birth, now has turned into a ‘gala affair’ performed 2-4 months post partum.

Also, not even a whisper of Limbo—I wonder why— I think I know. People are dropping away from religion like dead flies falling off the wall. All austerity must be eliminated. The hierarchy aren’t dumb—they can see what’s happening. They know that the younger set will never take the time and energy to research church history, and they sure as hell aren’t going to volunteer it to them—how many times have you heard a sermon  about the Inquisition, or of the selling of indulgences, or of all the bad (horrible) popes?—I’ve never heard a single one and I’m 86 years old. They know that soon enough all the ‘old heads’ who remember all that crap will soon enough be gone—so they keep ‘mum’—-they ‘sweep it under the carpet’—-it never happened. Its a ruse ‘older than God’.

Guess what—-we old heads are still  hanging in Limbo—likely, you are also and just don’t know it.

My two little books Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality explain all. I am attaching Covenant Books’ Press release and video trailer for each. If you got questions, you’ll find the answers there.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

VENGEANCE-Hilary L Hunt M.D.

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngVENGEANCE-Now here is a word (concept) that is near and dear to my heart in a negative way. My basic concept and belief is that  vengeance has absolutely no place in our lives. So why am I so different from the rest of the world? Literally all so-called civilized nations as well as the three Abrahamic religions have vengeance as their common seat of operation. All legal systems are based on a revengeful punishment system for misbehavior. How many times have we witnessed a wronged family express  glee  when a sentence of major proportion is handed down, or express disappointment and disdain if a sentence lighter than expected is rendered? Why do you suppose that is? I think without doubt it stems from the Jewish religion and perpetuated by Christianity and Islam.

The Old Testament is rife with revenge not only being tolerated by God, but rather being both extoled and delivered by him. In Deuteronomy, God tells the Israelites if a hostile city  accepts peace terms, enslave them all. If they won’t accept peace terms, kill all the men and take their fair women as additional wives. God commanded them to kill every person in the pagan cities of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.—“you must doom them all”. Do not some sects of Islam believe it is their ‘God-given” command to exterminate every infidel? Do not all Christian religions teach a vengeful God that will condemn you to eternal hell for breech of his commands?

IMG_0082Jesus taught us that our only duty was to love our God with our all and to love our neighbor as ourselves—whatever happened to that teaching? I was raised in the Catholic Church and have attended mass regularly for eighty two years—I have never heard one single solitary sermon preached on that theme of love—not one. I have often wondered why—I think I know. If any religion admitted to and adhered to that teaching of Jesus, there would be absolutely no reason for their existence. They must continue teaching the philosophy of a vengeful God in order to justify their existence—after all, they hold the keys to the Kingdom right in their hands. Not only that, but sometimes  they smirkingly dangle them before your face. Almost everyone knows they have power which we do no have—we are just peons, not much better than the Hittites etc. 

IMG_1065As I listen to homilies Sunday after Sunday, I hear of God’s mercy, never God’s love. Since we are all dreadful sinners, God has two choices—either show mercy and forgive us or send us to hell. Of course that mercy  is ‘dished out’ by the Church—in exchange for our money and time. Never mind that we are sinners because God made us to be that way. Never mind that Jesus died to guarantee everyone’s salvation. Never mind that Jesus told us our only obligation was to love God and neighbor—after all, what Jesus said and did (died for us) really doesn’t count—it was just a ‘down-payment’. We must pay the balance to the Church.

When Constantine gave  (commanded ) the so-called bishops to form a religion of their liking, that was the end to Jesus’ real teaching. Jesus said “Moses gave you the ten commandments (to keep you in line), but I give you two—both love” (paraphrased). Have you noticed that there is never any power, money and control associated with love?—I have. There is plenty of power, money and control associated with vengeance—the God of the Old Testament is ‘alive and well’—Jesus’s God died in the year 325AD.

In my humble opinion, the human race is destined and doomed to a continued life of guilt and misery with absolutely no chance for peace until and if ever our attitude turns to the Jesus God and away from the God of the Old Testament. The Old Testament God Was vengeful and hurtful—he played favorites. Of course that was all in the minds of those who ‘dreamed him up’. The Jesus God is all love—wouldn’t hurt a flea—Jesus accepted all the hurt—Jesus showed us God’s Perfect Love. That vision didn’t satisfy the greedy hierarchy at all—no power, money , control. 

If I sound cynical, you read correctly. Furthermore, if you have noticed what I have and would like a deeper understanding, please read my two little books, Wilderness cry and Peace in Spirituality. Both published by Covenant Books and both available world wide Amazon et al.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

 

Theory-Hilary. L Hunt M.D.

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngTHEORY: Just what is a theory? We hear the word used frequently—I suspect few have a clear-cut idea of its meaning. I think a ‘theory’ can best be explained this way: A theory is a scientific proposal based on previously observed scientific facts aimed at explaining a scientific principle. In other words, it is an attempt to explain the exact nature and/or cause of a known fact. For instance, everyone with functioning eyes can observe the moon and knows that it seemingly rotates around the earth—that would be a presumed ‘scientific fact’. The question then is, ‘why is that a fact—why does that happen’. I am as certain as I am sitting in this chair, that the ancients had many pseudo-theories, but because they knew little if any scientific astronomical facts, all of their theories would eventually be proven wrong. It was only through progressive scientific investigation prompted by ‘theoretical’ scientific questions that the answers became known.

Please note that the word science comes from the Latin word scientia which means knowledge—and knowledge is ‘truth’. So during this discussion, we are going to be dealing with what are known truths. In like fashion, we will discuss some theory(s), about the nature of our existence—indeed the nature of all existences.

In ancient Egyptian days, it was assumed that there was god(s) which exerted control and influence on their lives. They and the Greeks who followed named a god for essentially every known function from ‘fertility’ to ‘love’ to ‘harvest’. The sun, moon and stars had special influences. Fourteen thousand years ago, the Egyptians, connecting the dots between certain stars created  characters with names such as Aquarius. They observed that gradually each character rotated off the horizon. The time from the appearance to disappearance was known as an ‘Age’ and was calculated by them to be 1800-2200 years. Their twelve characters were arranged in circular pattern as observed in the night sky and became known as the Zodiac (from Greek word meaning animal). The time for total rotation of the Zodiac ( twelve Ages) was calculated to be roughly 26,000 years—obviously they were astute mathematicians. Their theories of the meaning of the Zodiac have not been proven to be correct—in spite of  that fact, many follow the Zodiac religiously.

IMG_0082As time went on, the Jews came to the realization that there was only one God. Because they made the determination, that God became theirs and theirs alone. Of, course, they ascribed certain characteristics to their God. He was male, old, temperamental—he could love you one minute and hate you to the point of exterminating you the next minute. He was all powerful—in fact, he created the universe and everything in it. They could converse and even bargain with their God.

Now, of course, all of this was no more that their ‘theoretical’ imagination. They theorized every conceivable idea possible about their God. But because they had absolutely no scientific evidence nor backdrop, essentially none of their theories could stand the test of the scientific process. A Religion was developed to appease their vengeful God—that religion was based on their preconceived idea that ‘their God’ was, in fact, vengeful. What next?

Well, when Jesus came along, he claimed to be ‘one with the Father’. He told us that God was ‘all love’. According to Paul, Jesus told us that our salvation was guaranteed, not by anything we do nor had done, but, rather, through the ‘Perfect Love’ of our creator, God. They killed Jesus for his ‘heretical teaching’. They crucified him, an ignominious death reserved for those who committed treason—preaching heresy to the Jewish religion was ultimate treason. It was as unadulterated attempt to destroy the Jewish law and way of life.

However, all of that was done based on an ‘unproven theory’ about an ‘unknown God’—Jesus died. Jesus told us that The Jew’s theory was incorrect. He said ‘yes, there is only one God, but he is in everything and everything is in him’—“split a piece of wood and I am there; lift a rock and you will find me there”.

In spite of Jesus’ ‘new teaching’,  so-called Christian church which eventuated in Jesus’s name reverted to the Jewish form of theoretical consideration—they had to have a ‘vengeful’ God who commanded and demanded ‘sacrifice’—heaven was no gift—it must be earned’. Guess what, neither Jesus’ nor Paul’s theories were correct in their minds—so a self-serving religion prevailed.

IMG_1065So what has been the outcome? As is the usual, with selfish human nature always in play, there were/are those who say, ‘more than one can play that game’. The result of all that self-serving ‘theory’ is that, as of 2014, there were 33,000 self-serving so-called Christian theories alone about who God is and how he operates—and every last one of them ultimately based on the Zodiac. I’d like to ask one very simple question—-is any of that rational?—I don’t think so.

That irrationality  prompted me to explore those pseudo-theories. After years of intense study, query and learning, but more especially because of my  encounter with Quantum Mechanics (Particle Physics), I was able to finally define the  essence  of our God. I was able to show that God’s basic nature of being was/is ‘Perfect Rationality’. Extrapolating that definition explains all—it dispels all pseudo-theories with which we have been shackled for centuries. Just a cursory examination of Quantum Mechanics will demonstrate God’s only ultimate  creation—all of the perfect particles of energy of which everything is made. Furthermore, my definition demonstrates God’s ‘perfect love’—his acceptance of his perfect creation (God’s Will—the Holy Spirit).

My extensive writing on these subjects have been published by Covenant Books in two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality. I have attached their press releases and video trailers . I  strongly urge you to read them.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

 

SPIRITUALITY OR RELIGION-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngDuring the last thirty years or so I have become more and more aware of the disconnect between Religion and Spirituality. On the surface one might consider those two concepts as being more or less one and the same—far from it. When we dig below the surface of any and all religions we find the same malady (sickness). Each of its kind, in turn, is afflicted with a variant strain of the same virus. Each is attempting, and I might say rather successfully, to control your mind and your purse. Each tells you that they offer something special which none other can offer. Furthermore, each is continually trying to convert ( steal) other groups members, and for what purpose?—more money, power, influence.

So how is it possible that 7+ billion people can be so divided over what seemingly should be a rather simple subject, God, Allah, Yahweh, Buddha, Brahma etc. The answer is very simple— no one knows about whom they speak. No one has ever defined the  essence of their Supreme Being– that is, no one before me. And that simple, singular fact is responsible for all the confusion and conflict in the universe. Spirituality is impossible. All we have is divisive, destructive religion.

IMG_0082Just what is religion anyway? Religion may be defined as a set of cultist practices aimed at a mythical god either as appeasement for our offenses or for gaining favor over others (a higher place in heaven). You may scream and kick and call me a heretic and blasphemer, but then, all I ask you to do is to define the essence of your god—and I will show you post-haste that your god is a myth—you can’t define it—I did. Because of a lack of that essential definition, we have in the world 33,000 so-called Christian religions alone—to say nothing about all the sub-sects of the other Great religions of the world.——–Spirituality is impossible.

Three years ago after 60+ years of intense study and deliberation, I was finally able to define the essence of God (Supreme Being).  I published that definition and expounded on many of its ramifications in my little book Wilderness Cry-A Scientific And Philosophical Approach to Understanding God And the Universe. I show in unmistakable terms how the concepts of God as portrayed in the Old Testament are pure mythology. The Israelites conjured up a god right out of their own play-book. They carried him around on their shoulders so they had total control of his whereabouts; they bargained with him down to the last penny (person); they offered him sacrifices in appeasement. Moreover, they proclaimed him to be their god alone—their god would eventually restore the Kingdom in the form of a new paradise  here on earth just or them—to hell with everyone else. Does anyone besides me see the cynicism in that ideation?—-aren’t we pretty much stuck with the same today?

You may say what does that have to do with anything?—and I say  everything. Without an essential definition, god is a myth—there is a different god for every person who ever lived. Each person’s god is no more than what each can imagine—just like Santa Claus. Priest and preacher wag their tongues incessantly about god, and all you can do is listen and imagine. Personally I was painted a picture of a grizzled old man sitting in bust-like form in the clouds—sometimes he was smiling—mostly he was scowling.

But then as we become educated as to the enormity and make-up of our universe, we are forced to reconsider this god of ours—how could that old man lord it over an entire universe so vast that no human mind can comprehend it? Consider this—the universe contains trillions of galaxies, each of which contain billions and trillions of stars (suns) and each of which are billions and trillions of miles apart. Out Milky Way galaxy alone is so vast that it would take a beam of light traveling 186,000 m/sec, 100,000 years to reach the other side. We also know that everything in this universe is made of identical tiny particles of energy—there are several different types but each is identical to its counterparts and each is perfect in form and function.  Furthermore, there is not a single one more nor less than when first created 13.7 billion years ago. Now that is  pure perfection  That knowledge not only  allowed but mandated my definition of the essence of God.   So therefore, GOD IS A PERFECT RATIONAL BEING.

IMG_1065Perfect rationality demands an ‘intellect’ which knows all and a ‘will’ which achieves all. It not only allows for, but demands, the existence of Trinity God. More importantly, it demands that every particle of energy (quantum) be branded  with the Holy Spirit (Will, Love, Acceptance) of God or it could not exist. That, my friends, is SPIRITUALITY—the understanding and acceptance that the spirit of God is in everything and that everything is in God.  Three years ago, I called for the  World-wide Communion of Spirituality—and what is that? It is the understanding and acceptance that we and every gravid object in God’s universe are bound in a common cloak of his Holy Spirit (Spirituality).

Religion, then, becomes the antithesis of Spirituality—it always has—hence we have perpetual discord. Instead of uniting us in Spirituality, Religion divides us with greed and hatred.

In my recently published little book  Peace in Spirituality, I demonstrate clearly the problems religion creates. Furthermore, I show that a ‘religious’ world can never be at peace—only a ‘Spiritual’ world can have peace.

For your consideration, I have includes Press Releases and short video trailers of my two books prepared by my publisher, Covenant Books. You will note that Covenant describes my Wilderness Cry as ‘A shining beacon of wisdom’. You be the judge.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

 

SPIRITUALITY-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngSpirituality: now that’s a commonly used word, but I suspect few who use it are communicating a specific message to their listeners. In fact, I would venture to guess that if 10 million people used the word simultaneously, no two would be able to explain its meaning or to convey identical ideas to another. How am I allowed to make such an assertion? Simply stated, seemingly no two people have the same understanding of spirituality.

Just ‘google’ the definition of spirituality and you will get a litany of rambling, ambiguous verbiage but literally nothing of concrete nature. It is impossible to describe something the nature of which you don’t understand. Just as I have defined the essence of God in my book ‘Wilderness Cry’, I have defined the essence of spirituality in my newly released book ‘Peace in Spirituality’.

IMG_0082So, if those same afore mentioned 10 million people read and comprehended ‘Peace in Spirituality’, they would be able to speak about spirituality with one voice. Furthermore their listeners would be able to comprehend with ‘one ear’—that is real communication—everything else is misinformation and disinformation.

In my last post, I noted that Hindus and Buddhists were committed to understanding the meaning of existence, and, if possible, to  understanding the nature of the ‘existence giving’ principle, if any. Without benefit of any scientific information, they were severely hampered in their quest—that did not deter their determination.

Abraham and his descendants, on the other hand, identified ‘their’ god—he was theirs’ and theirs’ alone. They fashioned him directly after their own image and likeness. He had created the world—he ruled it like a king sitting on a glorious throne. He was totally separate from his creation and lorded over it with a ‘heavy hand’. His ‘subject peons’ were at his mercy. Sometimes they made him happy and he showered them with gifts of many sons and animals. More frequently they made him angry as his resultant wrath demonstrated. It soon became evident that the only way their god could be ‘appeased’ was through the sacrifice of their goods and animals.

Those sacrifices had to be ‘perfect’ and for that reason a ‘High Priest’ came into being. Not only was he the only one allowed to offer the sacrifices, he was the only one who could provide the perfect specimens to be offered. Of course those specimens didn’t come cheaply. The High Priest had to be paid, and a ‘pretty penny’ at that—so the High Priest got richer and the peasants got poorer.

IMG_1065Do you see how god operates?—just like the Israelites who designed him. You might say ‘what’s that got to do with spirituality?’ And I say everything. The Jews eventually got to talking about a Holy Ghost, but didn’t have a clue as to who or what it was. The Hindus and Buddhists recognized that possibly such an entity existed but, likewise, couldn’t quite put the puzzle together. The Israelite imagination of god precluded any possibility of their ever knowing the Holy Spirit. The Hindus and Buddhists suspected it was there but didn’t have an understanding of how.

Guess what, nothing has changed till now.  I have, in fact, defined the essence of spirituality in no uncertain terms. For more than a year, I have repeatedly called for the recognition and acceptance of the World-wide Communion of Spirituality. For greater understanding, please read my little books ‘Wilderness Cry’ and ‘Peace in Spirituality.  Press releases and video trailers of each attached.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality