MIRACLE OR MYTH-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngMIRACLE or MYTH-Do you ‘believe’ in miracles—have you ever witnessed (experienced) one? If so, what do you believe took place with your miracle? Was your miracle a ‘physical’ event or, an emotional or spiritual experience? If you have experienced what you believe was a miracle, to what do you attribute it? These are all sincere and important questions when considering such matters.

During my eighty six years, I expect that I have heard that term  miracle or miraculous  used at least a million times. Most often it has been used to express delight at some occurrence or unexpected outcome. Some examples would be: ‘its a miracle she didn’t drown when her car went into ditch’, or ‘it is just miraculous how that skidding car missed little Johnny playin in the road.

More often than not, I have witnessed on social media hundreds of  people express certainty of a miraculous outcome for a rather trivial event. For instance, ‘I’m going to have a colonoscopy in the AM. Please pray that all will be well’ and then the inevitable pile-on effect—prayers, prayers, praying etc. Two hours after colonoscopy completed, ‘Great news, nothing serious. Bleeding was from a little hemorrhoid. God is soooo good’. Quite obviously, most would be happy with a relatively normal test result, but to attribute it to God’s partiality is too big a stretch for me. Lets assume for the moment that the colonoscopy showed an advanced cancer which oftentimes it does, would that mean that God is soooo bad, and to top it all off—all those prayers?

IMG_0082So just what are we talking about here? I think, without doubt, what we’re talking about is happiness at good news and sadness and fear from bad news—two perfectly normal human emotions. Also the prayers that everyone pours on are really expressions of love and support—if they are truly addressed to God with the expectation that God will intervene and ‘remove’ a large cancer before the endoscopist gets there is ludicrous and terribly selfish. Does that mean that God loves you more than someone else who may, in fact, have many more prayers being advanced? Unwittingly, that is the attitude readily and frequently advanced by many.

Before we fall off the deep end of reality about miracles, we must define what exactly we’re talking about. More importantly we must have a thorough understanding about what we’re asking and ‘expecting’ God to do. In fact, we ‘must’ know who this God is—seems like no one knows. Well, I’m here to tell you. my God is a Perfect Rational Being. That means simply that ‘physical miracles’ are an absolute impossibility. By a physical miracle, I mean a totally unnatural change in a ‘natural’ event. An example might be, someone born with crippling cerebral palsy suddenly becoming perfectly normal. In order for that to happen, major, major changes would have to occur in that person’s central nervous system, as well as in  his/her musculoskeletal system. It can’t happen. Let’s examine why.

If God is Perfect, and who can deny hat he is, change is impossible—something perfect is absolutely whole and complete—it can’t be improved upon nor be detracted from—it can be neither pleased nor displeased—neither helped nor hurt—it is perfect. So this Prefect God with his Prefect Intellect perceived his only creation—all of the perfect little particles of energy which make up everything in this universe. Those tiniest, indivisible particles are collectively known as Quanta (plural for quantum). There are several different denominations, but each of its kind is absolutely perfect in both form and function. Furthermore, each of its kind is indistinguishable from it counterparts. In addition there is not a single one more or less today than at the moment of their creation 13.7-8 billion years ago. Collectively, they are a mirror image of God, an image we call the Second Person of the Trinity. Because these particles are perfect and unchanging, they exist in eternity, as does God. When God views his creation, it views him in return and they viewing each other love what they see—that perpetual loving, choosing , willing, we call the Holy Spirit, the Will Of God. That Will of God is what keeps each particle perfect.

IMG_1065Strangely, every material object in existence is perpetually chancing in a very universally selfish universe. However, each object’s substrate (building blocks) are unchanging in eternity—-they are God.

So you see, physical miracles are impossible—God cannot possibly change his Perfect Nature. You do remember the Magi who were ‘astrologers’—they could interpret the stars—they could perform miracles—they were, in fact, magicians. They certainly exerted a lasting effect on the mentality and, I might add, the gullibility of the human race. They were smart alright—they knew well how to trick and fleece people. Guess what, they’re still doing it.

Over the last two hundred years or so, God’s light began to shine on the human race. Little by little, God came out of hiding and exposed himself through the likes of Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein and many others. We now have a good ‘inkling’ into God’s basic nature, and that is Perfect Rationality. That Perfection cannot change.

Rather than being bedogged with what I consider foolish  ideas, content yourself with reality. You will find ultimate happiness by total resignation to God’s Will. Again you may ask, ‘just what is God’s Will’? And I say God’s Will is each and every occurrence of any kind since the beginning of time and continuing until there is no time. God will not and cannot alter the course of natural events. Each of us is a byproduct of each and every one of our lives’ experiences (seen and unseen) from and before the moment of our conception—we inherited much of what we are and we were built by the rest. Each of us has a certain physical destiny and that is death by one cause or another. More importantly, each of us has a certain eternal destiny  and that is eternal bliss with our God— expect no miracles—that’s miracle enough. Mythology is a trap.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

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TRINITY GOD-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngTRINITY GOD-Most Likely, whether or not you are a so-called Christian, you have heard of Trinity God. More than likely, if you are Christian, you have used some version of that expression hundreds, maybe thousands of times. Most of us have been so inculcated with the term that we use it without even thinking about what we’re really saying—as a matter of fact, we can’t realistically think about what we’re saying—we’ve been told emphatically that its a mystery and is unintelligible to us mere mortals. In spite of that fact, priests and preachers alike world-wide spit out that term or those terms with such voracious rapidity as to make it seem like common everyday horse-sense knowledge. Everybody knows what the Trinity is—its the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, right? Oh yes, but just wait a minute……

Have you ever asked one of those preachers to explain the Trinity to you and if so, what response did you get. Most likely, a response like a fish wriggling off a shallow-set hook. They’ll respond—well, its God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. In modern times, they may use Holy Spirit instead of Holy Ghost—Ghost sounds too scary. Guess what, up until forty-fifty years ago, the word Ghost was the common usage. It was the word Jesus used—in a different language of course.

So, lets try a different angle to milk a meaningful answer  out of them—preacher, tell me who God the Father is. And forthrightly you’ll get a barrage of ‘God the Father is Creator of the world’. But who is God the Farther preacher? Well, I just told you. ‘he’s creator of the world. But preacher, tell me about just who this God is—what is its basic essence that gave her such ability? Hmm, essence?—not sure I can do that.

Well Preacher, who is God the Son? Oh, well, that’s easy; he is Jesus, God’s Son. Well how does God go about having a Son; I thought God was invisible so, how could he have a human son. Well, you know, God miraculously impregnated a virgin and Jesus was the product. Oh I see. Well tell about the Holy Ghost—where did it come from? I’m not sure I can explain that to you, but Jesus mentions him in the Bible. Oh, ok. Who wrote the Bible preacher? Oh, a bunch of people. Well if it were written by a ‘bunch of people’ how do we know its true? Because its the ‘inspired word of God. What do you mean by the ‘inspired word of God’ preacher? It means that, even though humans wrote, God was creating thoughts in their minds to keep them from making a mistake. So, Father, how do we know that? Because the Pope said so and the Pope is never wrong about such things,. Well how do we know the Pope is never wrong (infallible). Well that’s simple, he said so—he declared himself so. He declared a dogma that made himself infallible under certain circumstances, and the inerrancy of the bible is one of them. Oh, ok, I get it.

IMG_0082But what I don’t understand is why there are hundreds of versions of the Bible and no two of them say the same thing. At the same time, there have been/are billions of interpretations of what the Bible says. How come? If the Bible is inerrant and the ‘inspired’ word of God, how is it possible for God to stay completely mixed up and confused? Well, to tell you the truth, all those other folks are ‘dead-wrong’—mime/ours is the  only correct one. Really? How do you know that? Well, because that’s what ‘my church” believes. Oh, I see—just because you ‘believe it’ that makes it so? Well, in my mind it does.

Now I get the picture—we have billions of people over the ages ‘believing’ stuff which they imagine from one source or another and proclaiming it to be the authoritative ‘word of God’—a God they talk about incessantly, but one whose  essence they cannot define. They speak of mysteries and Ghosts and all sorts of things like miracles, and all the while ‘swearing and bedamning’ to be the only correct one. Furthermore, their certainty has been such as to justify perpetual torment and eternal wars among and between each other.  Who in hell is this God that they cannot define—what is this Trinity they cant define—I’ll tell you post-haste—not even in the field of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics) does the  principle of uncertainty  run that rampant.

The very first thing that must be done in order to have a clear picture of the Trinity is to define the  essence of God—something I have done, but never done before me.  It brings a graphic picture of the Trinity into clear focus.   God is a Perfect Rational Being.  So what does that mean? I’ll break it down word for word for you.

1-When we say God, it means we accept there is God, the absolute only ‘faith’ required. No one can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God, but my understanding of Quantum Mechanics make it very logical to accept a concept of God.

2-When we say is, we mean ever present; not yesterday, nor tomorrow.

3-When we say a,  we mean singular—none other.

4-When we say Perfect,  we mean complete, nothing missing—cannot be pleased nor displeased—cannot change nor be changed—exists in eternity.

5-When we say Rational  we mean an Intellect which perceives and a Will which achieves.

6-When we say  Being, we mean it exists.

IMG_1065Now that we have defined God’s essence, we are now free to explore its ‘accidents’—accidents are those features that make something the specific one of its kind. That brings us to the ‘second person’ of the Trinity. One may legitimately ask, ‘what would a prefect intellect reflect upon?’ The logical answer would be ‘something perfect’ if it existed. Since the only perfect thing in existence is God’s perfect intellect, he looks inward, and what does he see?—a perfect mirror image of himself. Of course, since everything in the supernatural is living, that image is living—the second person of the Trinity. Wait just one minute, you may say—‘I thought Jesus was the second person of Trinity?’. And I say all of God’s image (creation) is second person—Jesus was the representative of God’s entire reflective creation—he was the only one of us to understand that principle—he assumed the role of messiah for the entire universe. However, collectively the entire universe(s) is a reflection of God’s Perfection.

Now that we have defined God the Father and God the Son, what about the Holy Ghost. Well, believe it or not, that’s the easy part. Just consider this—what choice would two Perfect Intellects have when viewing each other—could they possibly ‘reject’ each other? No way—their only choice is to  love (accept, choose, will) each other. That perpetual Loving, Accepting, Choosing, Willing each other carries the image of its generators—It is the Holy Ghost—the Will of God— the Third Person of Trinity.

So there you have a perfectly clear image of the Trinity. That understanding carries many, many ramifications all of which are contrary to organized religion of any kind world-wide. If you would like to explore that understanding farther, please read my little books, Wilderness Cry first; then Peace in Spirituality. Covenant Books’ press releases and video trailers for each attached.

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Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

 

 

 

SACRIFICE-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngSACRIFICE- now here’s a word that imparts a feeling of dread and drudgery, and well it should. How many times in our daily lives we are called to sacrifice our time, energy, talents and money for others. Most often it is for our family members, but frequently it may be for neighbors, friends or even total strangers. The question is ‘why do we do that?’. One might answer in various ways—sense of duty, sympathy, empathy (do unto others….). Regardless of the exact reason or attitude, sacrifice is always done because of one basic value and that is  love.

Love is the eternal joy of  acceptance we experience in knowing we have helped someone in need, whatever that need may be. We all, in one way or another, tend to be sacrificial in our attitude toward others—some of us more readily willing than others. I seems from a psychological standpoint that the easier life has been for us the less urgency we feel to sacrifice for others. Some might consider that to be  selfish and, indeed, many times it might be. However, I suspect that more often it is due to lack of awareness—if you haven’t experienced it, you may not appreciate it. So I suppose we could say that difficulties in life can be chastening.

IMG_0082So what’s my point—don’t allow yourself to get caught in the trap of judgmentalism. Just because a person may seem to you to be insensitive, it may not be the case at all. Just because you as a specific individual may think of yourself as being extremely self-sacrificing, never allow yourself to be critical of other’s seeming disregard. Remember, all of your sacrificial activity  carries with it a trail of selfishness—you get sense of self-satisfaction. Be careful not to let yourself be perceived as a do-gooder or, worse yet, holier than thou.

In the universe of religion, I have observed two basic forms of sacrifice. The Catholics and their ‘near mimickers’, through their priests, offer sacrifice directly to God just as the Jewish High Priest did. That sacrifice, of course is intended to appease God and cause him to think more kindly of us—we become more holy and hopefully more likely to attain heaven. The non-sacrificial Christians seem to think of  their sacrificial good works as storing up Brownie points so they will get a higher place in heaven. Does selfishness get any worse than to take it right to heaven?

Of course, all of that thinking is reasonable because of the way we all have been indoctrinated. We all have been taught to think of heaven as a place—in reality, a new Paradise where we will all be happy running around laughing and talking—greeting aunt Susie and uncle Joe—might even run into grandpa. There’s one thing for certain though—those who just barely make it through the gate will be so far away from God as to get only an occasional glimpse of him—maybe once a month.

Now we all know its been almost two thousand years since Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice. He was suppose to come right back and set up this utopian paradise immediately after ascending into heaven—he had to get cleaned up first. At least that’s what the know-it-all  Paul told us—and he got his information directly from God—not sure exactly how. If we can believe anything in the Bible, that’s what he said.  He scolded people for leading ordinary lives  getting married, working, having kids etc. He told them they were wasting their time. He told them to ‘put on a holy face’ and get ready for Jesus—he was coming back, maybe tomorrow.

Its quite obvious that someone got their wires crossed  terribly bad. Now here’s what I think happened. After Jesus’ death, there was mass confusion about who he was, what he represented, why he died and what was to happen next. At the very least, he was recognized as the Messiah. Since the Jews had always expected the Messiah to restore Paradise, they had to make it happen in their minds. They knew Jesus was dead—they saw it happen. So what then? What happened to the Savior? Were they wrong in their recognition?—he had to be the one.

In order to make their wishes come true, Jesus had to rise from the dead and ascend into heaven and then ‘come back’ to restore the Kingdom. The “talk on the street’ was so florid and self-convincing that it instantly became ‘fact’. Paul couldn’t understand why those Jews were willing to sacrifice themselves to his torment. So, he inquired why they were willing to accept such aggravation. Their explanation was so convincing that Paul had a hysterical fit—it scared the wits out of him. Hence his explanation of how he came by his information—he didn’t know whether he was ‘in the body or out of the body’. I believe he was simply terrified to think that he had been tormenting God himself—-couldn’t get no scarier than that—tormenting God?

IMG_1065My take is simply that ‘its all wrong’. My God is Perfect Rationality. He/she/it exists in eternity. Eternity is a state if being where there can be no change (time). God, being perfect, cannot possibly be pleased or hurt—allowing such would expose an imperfection. Jesus was the ‘only’ sacrifice of consequence. Jesus was genius—he saw the universal evil of selfishness—he recognized that the Spirit of God was in everything including him—he saw that in order for God to show his ‘perfect love’ to the world, he, Jesus must die in atonement for all the evil in the universe. He did so graciously but not without great fear and anguish—I can’t imagine such. God is heaven. We and everything in existence are in God and of God.

Just think on this please—if we could experience ‘pleasure’ at seeing aunt Susie, we couldn’t possibly be in heaven because pleasure means change and change means time—there is no time in eternity. Heaven is a state of ‘Perfect Happiness’ with no ‘human element’ of emotional change possible.

So back to ‘sacrifice” We sacrifice out of love—love of self, love of neighbor , and love of God—the absolute only command Jesus gave us. And Jesus Gave us God’s Prefect Love which means it is impossible for God to ‘dislike’ any one of us or anything.

I sincerely wish you each would read my little books Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality. Your eyes would be opened to a new world. I know that many of you have read and I am grateful for your sake. For those who have not I’m attaching a Press Release and video trailer for each.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

UNDERSTANDING-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngUNDERSTANDING- Oh, what a beautiful word. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone in the world could have the same understanding—there would be no disagreements, no hostility—only loving acceptance of each other—there would be peace. We can, but will we?

Anyone who follows my writings and comprehends them knows that common  understanding  is my goal. Some of you may feel threatened by my philosophy. Others may be angered and others may be bewildered. There are many, however, who seem to understand and are grateful for my contribution to their understanding.

Many of you are aware that I have presented my  foolproof  pathway to understanding in my two books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality.  Those two books, which are echoed in my frequent blog posts, lay out an irrefutable understanding of God, his universe, and our relationship with both.

IMG_0082By defining the essence of God as  a perfect rational being, I am able to show that the ‘miniscule’ image of God as portrayed in the Old Testament and perpetuated by all three Abrahamic religions has been and still is the single-most major deterrent to peace that the world has ever known. Each group, in turn, has envisioned a certain ill-defined image of that being and ,simultaneously, proclaimed it with absolute certainty to be the only correct one. That, of course, has established immediate hostility.

In similar fashion, each group has developed a system of appeasement of that vengeful God—those systems are known as religion. As of 2014 there were 33,000 such so-called Christian religions in the world. I say so-called because each claims Jesus as its head, but each, simultaneously, professes a different Jesus, Their claims, of course, are based on the Bible, a book which has been altered thousands of times to suit each group’s imagination.

Now, having that awareness has compelled me to seek a solution to the problem. Since we recognize religion, without question, to be the cause of the hostilities, what is the solution. Plain and simple, we must come to a ‘common understanding’. And how may we do that? The very first step is to have a distinctive, irrefutable definition of the essence of our God, so that everyone starts on the ‘same page’.

IMG_1065I have given that essential definition, and from it flows the automatic answers to all our dilemmas, mysteries, and quandaries. Because that definition refutes literally every tenet of every religion, I may be perceived as hostile to religion. I am not hostile—I am realistic and I am asking you to be realistic.

I’m no dummy—as Willy Nelson would say, ‘I wasn’t born no yesterday’. I am fully aware that almost all of us were inculcated in the tenets of a specific religion, and likely, that inculcation was explicit and exclusive of all others—I know mine was. So if you, as an individual, are willing to drop your shoulders, calm your bristles, and join your neighbors in a loving common understanding, then we can eventually have peace. It won’t come from the ‘top down’—no movement ever does. It must start with you and you and you and you……….

When enough  ‘yous’ join together, the ‘brass’ will take note—oh, they will try desperately hard to hold on—eventually they will relinquish and accommodate— what a glorious day!!!

Understand, I am not in any way demeaning you or your religion. I am simply pointing out the misguided  way   of all religion, and pleading for your gracious acceptance and understanding  of a better way.

I encourage you to “put my philosophy to the test’—study hard and offer me a scientific and philosophically  solid refutation. If you can, I’ll graciously listen—if you can’t, join me in a communion of understanding. Very simply put, we and everythin in existence are of ‘one commom substance (energy)’ in that Perfect Ratioinal Being we call God. All is of One Spirit. That is why I make persistent calls for the recognition and acceptance of the World-wide Communion of Spirituality. Pray thay we may have that ‘Common Understnding’.

If you have not read my two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality, I sincerely encourage you to do so. You will gain so much insight and understanding. Published by Covenant Books, they are available all on-line vendors, hard-copy and e-books. Press Releases and video trailers attached.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

CHANGE-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngCHANGE- now here’s an interesting word for you that you might not have thought of in a philosophical or scientific way. In the common usage, it means to make or become different. Change, of course, involves an element of time, even if it is only a millisecond. In fact, time is a ‘measure of change’. In the natural world of physicality, we observe millions, even billions of changes, and we calibrate those events in units of time. However, in the supernatural world, we recognize that change is impossible—that is because the supernatural world exist in ‘eternity’, a state of being where no change is possible. If change were possible, it could not be eternity because it would have a beginning progressing to an end—a complete violation of our concept of eternity.

You may ask, what’s this all about, and I shall explain. This simple little concept completely negates all of our precepts about God and the universe as portrayed in the Bible and by Abrahamic religions in general. However, our knowledge of ‘particle physics’ (Quantum Mechanics) sheds a completely different light on concepts of a Supreme Being (call it what you may). Please allow me to explain.

IMG_0082Every physical object in the universe including all that is unseen (gases) is composed of identical particles of energy which are collectively known as quanta (pleural for quantum). A quantum is the tiniest particle of energy in existence—it cannot be farther subdivided. There are different varieties with specific names such as photon, electron, quark, boson, etc. Each of its kind is identical to its counterparts and has no distinguishing differences from them. Each exists in a state of perfection both in form and function and are incapable of change.  There is not a single one in existence today that was not in existence at the moment of the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago—neither is there a single one less. Obviously, since they are unchanging and perfect, we must acknowledge that they exist in eternity.

Isn’t it startling, then, to realize that everything physical in this universe which is constantly changing is made up of energy which exists in eternity and unchanging?

I think so and the implications are stupendous. We are obliged to recognize that our God is Perfect Energy manifested through Prefect Rationality.  We are forced to accept the concept that God is, in fact , in everything, verifying Jesus’ proclamation—‘split a piece of wood and I am there; lift a rock and you will find me there’. We are forced to accept the validity of my definition of God’s essence  as being perfect rationality. We are forced to recognize that truth in Paul’s assertion that ‘we are temples of the Holy Spirit’.  We are not only free but rather mandated to recognize that physical miracles are impossible—God, the substrate of nature, is perfect and unchangeable. We are forced to recognize that the miniscule caricature of God as described in the Bible is demeaning. We are forced to recognize that God’s Perfect Love precludes any possible concept of either Hell or a ‘heaven where some get higher places’—God cannot possibly love any part of his creation more than another.

IMG_1065A Perfect Loving God cannot possibly be vindictive,. Neither can he be changing his mind about anything —you see, that word change takes God right out of ‘eternity’ and into our world of mythology—another impossibility. So with that understanding, we are not justified in begging God to do something he cannot possibly do.

It is a great source of consternation to me to hear people constantly proclaiming that God performed a miracle for the most miniscule of their wishes. Did it ever occur to anyone that thousands of people die and are maimed worldwide daily and all the while ‘begging’ God for a miracle. Is it possible that their loving creator could have total disregard for their pleas, many of which come from the most devout people on earth, while at the same time paying total heedence to someone’s relatively miniscule request? I don’t think so, but I recognize the source—total misguidance and possibly deliberate deception by religious instructors. (Please never forget that snakes can talk, at least once upon a time they did).

Lets get it straight—God is in all things. Whatever happens is ultimately Gods Will working through the natural process of his eternal creation—nature taking its course. Certainly, doctors, nurses, appropriate medications and therapies may and often do assist in the healing process, but ultimately, it is God’s eternal perfect nature at work. You may think of it as a ‘miracle’ and I suppose to many it may seem that way, but I would suggest to you that rather than ‘begging’ God to do something, your only justifiable address to your God is a great big thank you God for my life, for my sustenance, and my salvation by your perfect love through Jesus. I believe that anything else is selfishness beyond the cause.

So, a seemingly simple little word like change  may have major, major implications—think on that please.

Covenant Books has published both of my books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality,  dealing extensively with these subjects. Press Releases and video trailers for each are attached.

906242_Press Release for Wilderness Cry

Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality

 

SIN-Hilary L Hunt M.D.

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngSIN-Just what is sin and where did the idea of sin come from? Well, in the first instance, the Book Of Genesis tells us that Eve disobeyed God’s command and ate of the ‘forbidden fruit’. Consequently every human and animal alike have been branded with the curse of that Original Sin. In the second instance, during the Israelites exodus from Egypt, they became unruly and paganistic. Their leader, Moses, decided on a plan of action to get them under control—he concocted the Ten Commandments. When presented with them, the Israelites scorned Moses and went their ‘merry way’. Moses then presented them with a new set and proclaimed them to be God’s rules—any breech was known as sin from that day forward.

Now lets address the Garden of Eden story. It would seem from the story that all animals were peaceful and loved each other—they lived in perfect harmony. They surely all could talk because snakes could. What I want to know is who put the snake up to tempting Eve? If the snake dreamed up the idea herself, then she would have been the first sinner—I say ‘she’ because females have always been branded as being the source of all evil. Also, presumably, all animals could talk. so why didn’t many others attempt to talk the snake out of deceiving Eve?  Secondly, presumably at the moment Eve bit-in, all the animals would have turned ferocious. How could Adam and Eve have possibly escaped the ravages of all the Lions, tigers, grizzly bears, T Rexes, crocodiles, etc.—they were busy making loin-cloths from fig leaves—no way they could have survived. That entire story sounds very, very ‘fishy’ to me—it in no way reflects the God and the universe I know. I believe, without any doubt, that it represents the imagination of some person(s) attempting to explain a condition from a platform of total ignorance. Never-the-less, that story persists today. Everyone is free to take it or leave it—I prefer the latter.

IMG_0082Now lets talk about Moses and the Ten Commandments. He is to be commended  for constructing such a good set of rules for civility in society. The only two of those rules which seemed to matter as time went on were the 6th and 9th. Of course, they were of paramount importance because a woman (wife) was a man’s property—any unfaithfulness on her part was punishable by stoning to death—pretty serious stuff.

All of this ideology about sin was developed under the pretext of ‘displeasing’ God—that’s what sin was/is. If God were displeased which he was perpetually, then some form of recompense had to be developed to ‘please’ God. So, the idea of sacrifice was developed, deployed and maintained even to this moment—God must be appeased at all cost. And ‘cost’ it did. The High Priest got filthy rich and the peasants got poorer.

Then Jesus came along and guess what—he saw two major problems with the entire set-up. Number one, he saw the miniscule restrictive idea that the Jews had about the nature of their God. He understood the self-serving nature of their philosophy. Number two, he recognized the fallacy of their understanding of their relationship with their God. In other words they had no realistic idea who God was: neither did they have any realistic idea about love—one of the most basic attributes of Gods nature—his perfect love

With that understanding, he set about attempting to instruct them. He tried desperately to get the to see that God was in everything and that everything was/is in God. Likely we shall never know whether or not he was successful. The surviving written word we have has been so distorted. Just look at all the dozens of times it has been rewritten, reinterpreted, and re-invented. So where do we go. I know where I went—I pursued a determined path to the truth.

As I investigated and studied, it became readily apparent that the essence of no deity had ever defined explicitly. It also became readily apparent that without that essential definition , any talk about a deity was just random jargon and totally meaningless. Accordingly, my determination allowed me the freedom of thought and understanding to make that definition—God Is A Perfect Rational Being. That perfection means it cannot possibly be pleased or displeased. God knows all and is all including Perfect Love.

IMG_1065Jesus, seeing the universal evil of selfishness, the only sin and knowing that he and everything in existence were mirror images of God, knew that he must die that God could be Perfect Love. He was the only human to ever see that—what a terrifying thought—he was the messiah—he was the sacrificial lamb who paid the price  for us all—what glorious beauty. Our only just and worthy response is a great big thank you. 

I have full explanation of that and much, much more in my two little books Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality, both published by Covenant Books—Press Releases and video trailers attached

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.

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Press Release for Peace in Spiritiality