SPIRIT-SPIRITUAL-SPIRITUALITY—HILARY L HUNT MD

SPIRIT-SPIRITUAL-SPIRITUALITY— a quite long title involving two nouns and an adjective concerning the same subject. So, just what is ‘spirit’ anyway? We hear that word used often with seemingly different connotations. Often, especially at Halloween time, the word is meant to be synonymous with ghost. In fact, the original versions of the Bible refer to the Holy Ghost. As I personally listen, I strongly suspect the user of that word doesn’t fully comprehend its meaning—I may be wrong.

We often hear expressions such as, ‘boy, she sure has spirit’, or ‘he is such a spiritual guy—likewise, ‘I wonder where that group gets all of its spirituality?’ What about the Holy Spirit—probably the most common usage. And, no doubt, each listener has a different interpretation and/or understanding of what was said. Why do you suppose that is?

If you look up the definition of ‘spirit’ in the dictionary, you will find a long, rambling, jargonistic definition with no explicit meaning. And that definition stems from the fact that no one before me has defined the ‘essence of God’—that definition demands the understanding of just who the Holy Spirit is. Likewise, it gives a concrete definition and understanding of the essential definition of ‘spirit’.

We have irrefutably defined the essence of God thus: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That rationality translates into A Perfect Intellect which perceived all and a Perfect Will which achieved all. That Perfect Intellect represents God, the Father, that Perfect Intellect reflecting upon itself sees a ‘mirror image of itself’—being in the supernatural means that image is a living being, the second person of the Trinity, God the Son. Those two Perfect Intellects viewing each other have no choice except to accept (love, choose, will, spirit) each other. That ‘willing’, drive, choosing, loving each other carries the perpetual image of its generators, and, again, being in the supernatural, is a living being, identical to its generators—the third person of the Trinity—the Holy Ghost (Spirit).

With that perception in play, we may now define the essence of spirit in absolute terms: spirit is the ‘unseen driving force’ which causes an action—it may be described as drive, choice, love, acceptance, or will.

So then, how does ‘spiritual’ come into play? It most often is used in religious or contemplative way—usually describing an individual or group exhibiting a devotional attitude of one kind or another. However, it could just as well be used to describe the attitudinal dedication of a determined athlete or anyone dedicated to a cause of any kind. Its antonyms might be defined as lazy, indifferent, lackadaisical etc.

What about ‘spirituality’? Simply put, it is the state of being or the defining quality of being ‘spiritual’. How, then, does it apply? In the natural world, like everything else, it has limits, faults, inconsistencies, and finiteness. Nevertheless, it has many good qualities. For instance, investigative spirituality has been responsible for literally all of the scientific discoveries as well as the benefits derived from those discoveries and their ensuing developments and deployments.

From the beginning of recorded history, humanity was shackled by a spirituality of astrology, superstition, and mythology—the ‘driving force’ of all of their beliefs and activities. That force led them to understand and believe that there was a ‘higher power’ which exerted influences on their lives. They reasoned, in one way or another, and, in one place or another, world-wide, but, surprisingly, in similar fashion how that/those higher powers operated. Most groups reasoned that those powers were responsible for all the good and bad things that happened in their lives. In addition, many surmised that those powers (gods) needed to be appeased in order to bring more good from them. Accordingly, various forms of sacrificial rituals were developed. Some of those rituals actually included human sacrifice—usually a teen-aged girl. Be that as it may, each and every one of those sacrificial rituals became known as ‘religion’. Strangely, it seems that rituals of every form and description sprang up rather simultaneously on all inhabited continent’s.

In South America, the native Maya and Inca nations built many temples of worship for their God. The north American natives as well as the far East Asians were more contemplative—they seemed to sense the presence of god in everything. The Indians had specific names for each of the visible and palpable elements ( wind, moon, stars, rivers, etc.). The Far Easterners, Hindus, Buddhists and related kind recognized the ‘presence of god in everything’, but, simultaneously, were intent on understanding and defining the basic essence of that god—I believe they still are.

On the other hand, in the Middle East, Abraham, a Hebrew, recognized and accepted the concept of a singular God, He and his successors developed schemes of ‘bargaining’ with him. In the meantime, the Egyptians had developed their own scheme of things based mainly on the Zodiac from fourteen thousand year back. They had baptism, and their god was a ‘trinity’ god—father, son, and holy ghost. When one died, he had to cross the Nebel Bridge in order to get to heaven and a new life. However’ on that bridge he met with a judge (the holy ghost) who balanced his good and bad deeds—if the good outweighed the bad he got free passage—if the bad outweighed the good, he got pushed off the bridge into Sheol, the Netherworld below.

As time passed, famine hit the Hebrew tribe and they were obliged to purchase grain from the plentiful Egyptians. During the process, they became enslaved by the Egyptians—during that forty year entrapment, they adopted some of the Egyptian religious customs, particularly baptism. Upon their delivery from slavery and escape to the Promised Land, they also developed a religious scheme for appeasing their God. It started with the Ten Commandment and eventuated with 640-some rules and regulations controlling every aspect of Jewish life—sin was invented

Enter Jesus and Christianity was born. Through turmoil and strife it rather rapidly spread westward to Europe and southward to North Africa. Reportedly, all of Jesus’ apostles were killed except John who was banished to the Isle of Patmos—he supposedly lived one hundred years. During those sixty fife years or so, Peter, James and John developed a scheme of ‘power transfer’ from themselves to their underlings—and the first Catholic Church was born. Peter, ,of course, was the first pope. Five hundred ad seventy years or so after Jesus’ death, Mohammed established Islam—and the three Abrahamic religions were established.

Now, mind you, up to that point in time, there already were hundreds, maybe thousands, of different religions and religious sects in existence—and no two alike—many similar but no two identical. Since that time there have been thousands and thousands of Religions spring up ,world-wide—and why?

Plainly, each in turn had ‘spirit’ but not one knew the ‘source’ of that spirit. Therefore each, in turn was based on a mythical understanding of its spiritual generator—mainly the Zodiac. While, I have not seen it personally, it is my understanding that a giant Zodiac is embedded in the stone/brickwork of Saint Peter’s Square in Rome.

So, with that historical overview, we can logically and legitimately address ‘spirit’ and its derivatives. We already know and understand that human as well as all ‘natural spirit’ is temporary and subject to both change and even failure. But what about Eternal Spirit—the Holy Spirit—how does it apply in our lives?

Allow me to start this way. We’re going to assume that we have a pile of identical bricks one hundred feet high and covering an area one mile square. In addition, we have seven other identical sized piles but the bricks in each pile are a different size and color from the other seven piles. So each brick in each pile is identical and indistinguishable from its counterparts—each is perfect in size, shape and function. Now we are ‘ready to build’.

So we dutifully go out and build and build and build. We build schools, temples, stores, post offices, etc. By the time we have exhausted all of our brick supply, guess what?—the mortar holding the bricks together in our first buildings decays, liberating the bricks—and our supply is replenished.

Now with this simple little paradigm, I have described God, the Big Bang and his creation. It is God’s perfect intellect that envisioned each of those perfect, tinniest particles of energy of different varieties and functions (quanta). In aggregate, they represent a mirror reflection of That Perfect Intellect—they are God. He commissioned them with his Perfect Will (Holy Spirit) to be perfect and perform perfectly. Like their creator, each is prefect, unchanging, and unchangeable—Like God they exist in Eternity.

So what does all that means/ Very simply, everything we see and don’t see is made of those perfect little bricks which never change. You’re looking out your window—that big tree in on your landscape is beautiful—some day it will vanish—its bricks wont—they’ll show up in a blade of grass, a weed, a pile of mud, in water molecules. They may help constitute billions of physical objects before time ends and only Eternity is left, but guess what—they always have been eternal and perfect because the were imagined by God and are driven by the Spirit of God who is prefect.

So then, what is Spirituality?—how does it apply to our recognizance?. It is, in fact, the most important understanding and acceptance we can possibly have. Look at the world this very minute—nothing but chaos universally—there is no ‘peace’—there is no ‘tranquility’—why? Because there is absolutely no ‘like-mindedness’. And why is there no like-mindedness? Because no one knows who God is. In order for us to have like-mindedness, we absolutely must understand and accept the fact that everything in this universe is made of the identical prefect God-generated and Holy Spirit (God) commissioned particles of energy. We and every star in the farthest galaxy are of identical material—we are brothers and sisters with evert blade of grass, every tree, every flower , every fish,every existence of every kind—we all are God.

Like-mindedness delivers that understanding and acceptance—that my friends is Spirituality. In my Book, Wilderness Cry, I define the essence of God and its ramifications. In my book Peace in Spirituality, I elaborated on just one of the billions of ramifications of that understanding—Spirituality—its meaning and implications. In calling for the World-wide Communion of Spirituality, I am reiterating my desperate call Peace through Spirituality—religion not only has failed the process—it is the problem. Religion is not the peace-maker—its the peace breaker.

SEX-Hilary L Hunt MD

Sex–volumes and volumes have been written about this subject, and, undoubtedly, many, many more will be written. Some of those writings have included scientific considerations and understandings—many have been written as a propaganda tool by and for various individuals or groups.

Throughout recorded history, sex has been portrayed as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. There was a goddess of love and a goddess of fertility—sex was considered to be very good and desirable. The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian (Asian) text on sexuality, eroticism, and the fulfillment of good emotional life, all of which are derived from sex. It was the Hindu recognition of the beauty in sexual pleasure as integrated into their everyday lives.

On the other hand, the Israelites put ‘chains of bondage’ on sex—a woman became a man’s property, and if she had sex with another man, she would be stoned to death. Parenthetically, Jesus attempted to change that attitude—he got killed for that.

Thereafter, those who developed philosophy and religion in the name of Jesus ignored his attitude toward sex. Initially, they were seemingly tolerant of ‘free sex’. Marriage was not yet considered a ‘sacrament’ and most so-called marriages were not expected to last more than a few years. That attitude seemed to persist until the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. Prior to the fall, the the hierarchy had the absolute ‘backing’ of the Empire—their sole concern seemed to be keeping the flock together by stamping out any heresy which popped up.

With the fall of the Empire, the church had no ‘weapon of control’—guess what—they pulled one ‘right out of the hat’ just like the ‘rabbit trick’. It took a few hundred years, but eventually ‘the lights came on’—sex would be their weapon. Immediately sex became almost ‘criminal’. Furthermore, women became synonymous with evil—after all, if there were no women, men wouldn’t be tempted to sin. Weddings were grudgingly allowed but not inside church buildings—the sex smells associated with women would attract too many ‘demons’ and, consequently, the church would become irretrievably ‘contaminated’.

Ascetics were rapidly gaining control of the church—one such ‘theological expert’ proclaimed that ‘it would be better for the human race to go extinct rather than be propagated by sexual union’. Irrationality regarding sex had reached its peak. Jerome was one such ascetic. According to professor Bart Ehrman, in translating the bible from Geek to Latin, Jerome removed or altered almost every reference to ‘anything good’ about women—such was his warped disdain of sex. Wouldn’t a psychoanalysis of Jerome’s personality be interesting to review—it would be to me.

From the beginning the Church was immersed in the mythology of astrology and Genesis,and it had to have a weapon to eradicate the ‘wayward’ sheep. What better weapon could be had than the second strongest natural urge in nature, sex—and the Inquisition was born. Witches were burned at the stake routinely, as was anyone accused of displaying any pleasure during sex. In addition, sex anywhere except on the ground was cause for execution by fire—the vibrations caused by sexual activity in an elevated structure would cause the earth to fall off its five crocked legs into the ‘netherworld’ below.

The psychological consequences of such irrational restrictions on a perfectly normal drive were devastating, and still are. Taylor in his astute book, Sex In History, describes Medieval Europe as “one giant cesspool of psychosis”—such was the dramatic effect of those restrictions. The Protestants in this country’s early history got into the act with the famous ‘Salem Witch Trials’—I believe nineteen people were convicted and hanged as witches before the government intervened and stopped the practice.

I used the term ‘and still are’ above referring to the Church’s austerity concerning anything to do with sex. For the first fifty years of my life, the Church’s attitude was extremely demeaning and controlling of sex. Their mandates created extreme psychological havoc in Catholics. Gradually, as people dropped away from the Church, the pulpits became mostly silent about sexual matters—haven’t heard a sermon demeaning ‘birth control’ in at least thirty five to forty years. Also, it is quite obvious, that few, if any, Catholics pay any attention at all to the Church laws regarding sexual matters—their ‘common sense’ dictates their behavior.

Pope Francis said it pretty succinctly when he announced, ‘No rules have changed. We just got to stop talking about them’ (paraphrased). Also, totally contrary to Church law, he said that couples should live together for two to three years before getting married in order to check their compatibility and, thereby, reduce the divorce rate. I’m convinced that he is correct in that assessment.

Furthermore, and more importantly, children should be instructed in both the science and psychology of sex. They need guidance in a proper and acceptable method of dealing with the insatiable drive of sex. The Church (sin police) are still attempting to control sexuality, but I can assure you that from my observation point, they are failing and failing miserably. Furthermore, their feeble but persistent attempts are alienating more and more—the pews are getting emptier by the day.

My contention is simply this; instead of attempting to control people with ancient mythology, the Church would be much better off and have much more meaning if it got on the science railroad. Science gives specific and explicit meaning to concepts of God and our universe. It beautifies and glorifies God’ beautiful creation. It shows that God’s presence is in everything in existence—otherwise it couldn’t be. More importantly, it helps to ‘mystify’ the beauty of sexual union—what a wonderful method of insuring species survival—instill in every individual, whether mouse or man, an irresistible urge to mate.

Several months ago, in recognition of God’s presence in everything, which brings everything into ‘communion’ with God, I called for the recognition and acceptance of The World-wide Communion of Spirituality as the only means to perpetual and universal peace. I have routinely reiterated that call. That concept involves an understanding that the Spirit (will) of God is imprinted onto every tiny particle of energy (quantum), of which everything in existence is made. Therefore the same Spirit pervades everything thereby imparting a ‘commonality’ to all in God.

My two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality say it all.

DERELICT-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngDERELICT—In common usage, this word typically refers to a vagabond-type person. Dereliction of duty typically refers to failure to shoulder one’s obligations and/or responsibilities. I think yours truly may fit into the latter category as of late, because, as a regular philosophical blogger, my followers were likely expecting to hear from me before now. However, as the old saying goes, ‘I’ve had other fish to fry’.

Since late January of this year, weather permitting, every spare moment of mine  has been spent in my gardens, clearing, fencing, tilling, planting, feeding, watering and finally harvesting. All of the above effort has been directed at fresh vegetable production for our local Community Kitchen which feeds free meals to  hundreds of indigents daily. With the dutiful help of my dear wife Ginny and a friend, Carol Cain, we recently finished the harvest of roughly 1000 pounds of fresh cabbage.

With all other crops and projects under reasonable control, I decided to ‘rationalize’ my way onto the golf course this past week. With a worn out back and two arthritic hips, walking any distance is impossible. So if we can’t drive our golf cars on the fairways, I have to refrain from playing golf. It finally quit raining two weeks ago which allowed car traffic on fairways, so I took advantage of that. Now back to the business at hand.

During the last several weeks we have witnessed episode after episode of apparent dereliction of duty which were, again, rationalized as justification for  episode after episode of looting and violence of all sorts.

IMG_0082So what are the causes of such derelictions. If one can believe any so-called news casts at all, it seems much of it was done by ‘hired guns’ for both political and social reasons. The leftists would use any excuse to blame President Trump for any and every untoward event of any kind in an attempt to sway public opinion against him. Then there are the genuine ‘lawless’ who seemingly want to take over chunks of entire cities so they can ‘have their way’ undeterred.

People who wished to protest peacefully had no chance—their voices and activities were drowned out completely. Thankfully, in our smaller cities and towns, civility pertained.

I am convinced that the breakdown of family life among black Americans is the prime culprit. Where there is no father-figure disciplinarian and role model, what can one expect? On the other hand, when black Americans were emancipated, what choice did they have but to migrate to the cities—and once there, what chance did they have?—slim and none.  They were still enslaved in an economic system completely untenable—they had no money, they owned no land, they were forced to live in slum conditions. More importantly, they were neither positioned nor conditioned to obtain the one vital thing they needed for prosperity—-education. So the inevitable happens—unwanted pregnancies with no father figure, and a mother with no visible means for support of her child(ren)—a welfare state was created.

I grew up a total pauper. But I had two very distinct advantages that the average black child in the ghettoes and slums cannot possibly have— we owned a little 30 acre farm from which we produce literally everything we ate, and we had extremely dedicated, hard-working parents who taught us hard work, determination and perseverance. With that paradigm as a model, success was possible and it did, in fact, come to fruition—would that every black child had that same opportunity.

Oh there have been, and are now, thousands of successful, honorable black Americans—-they were the fortunate ones. I have no statistics to back my statement, but I’ll bet most came from stable homes, or at least had trusted guardians and advisors.

I know many very successful black people in West Kentucky. Our educational system here encourages all to strive for excellence. Yet there are many, many who seemingly can’t help themselves. Much needs to be done yet.

This is Father’s Day. Isn’t it a crime that so many black and white children are fatherless—they obviously had a sire—a father?—no.

But who is the biggest culprit in this charade? Without any doubt in my mind, it is so-called Christian Churches. I recall vividly about fifteen years ago, when I was formulating  ideas for my first book, Wilderness Cry, my wife and I were having dinner with three other couples one night when I made that indictment of the ‘silent Churches’ regarding race. All but one of my friends bolted in ‘righteous indignation’ at the mere suggestion. I had just noted that, in general, not a single word was ever heard coming from any pulpit regarding slavery, or its aftermath, ‘implied slavery’. I was well aware by then that the almighty dollar was what concerned churches the most. Obviously, if churches were to point out the plight of blacks, then they were most obviously mandated to do something about it—that means spend their ‘almighty dollars’.

Furthermore, the mere mention of such an undertaking would alienate many parishioners, further reducing the coffers. Oh, if pressed, they might pay ‘lip service’—nothing more.

IMG_1065I believe without doubt, if there is lingering ‘systemic racism’, it comes straight from the ‘coward’ pulpits.

I recently watched a video interview of Cassius Clay shortly after he had won the Olympic Gold medal in boxing in 1960. He related how proud he had been to stand on that box, have that medal put around his neck, and listen to the playing of our National Anthe. He was so excited to get back to his home town of Louisville, KY, and celebrate with his friends and family. They went to a nice restaurant, and promptly were told that ‘blacks would not be served there’. He had been raised a Christian, but at that very moment, he determined that the Jesus he had been taught about was no friend of his—Allah became his God—Mohammed Ali became his name.

Where were the Christian Churches then—where are they now—where were they 400 years ago? You got it—blind, deaf, mutes.

Where do you suppose all that blindness comes from? Is  not the Old testament rife with stories of slavery. Were not both Ishmael and Esau the products of slave girl impregnation by their Jewish owners? Were not the Jews enslaved for forty years by the Egyptians? I don’t recall Jesus addressing the slave situation in the Bible we have. I may sound cynical, but I’ll bet he did—we’ll never know—how many ‘versions’ of the Bible have there been?—you don’t suppose Jesus’ possible words about slavery could have been a ‘convenient’ omission, do you? Knowing Jesus the way I do, my suspicion is very strong.. As best I can tell, all those monstrous church buildings in Europe and elsewhere were built with ‘slave labor’. God must ‘love slaves’ because they built all those beautiful churches to ‘please him’—guess whom they really pleased—I’ll give you three guesses—Popes, Cardinals, Bishops.

Derelicts in dereliction.

If you care for a real education, read my two little books, Wilderness Cry, and Peace in Spirituality. As an adjunct, read G. Rattray Taylor’s book (out of print but available used), Sex in History—you’ll get an ear full.

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PICTURE OF GOD-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngPICTURE OF GOD–Do you know what God looks like? Have you ever seen pictures of God? If someone ask you to draw a picture of God for him/her, would you be able to do so? If you were to draw a picture either on paper or in your mind, where did that picture come from? How did you come to know what God looks like?

At first glance, you may consider all of these questions to be ‘simpleminded’ in nature. However, I suspect that, if you were to be truly introspective and honest with yourself, you’d have to admit that any and  all images of God that you may have were imprinted on your mind by pictures of God presented to you as ‘real’ during your earliest Christian indoctrination period—-I know mine are/were. Consequently, it is literally impossible to think ‘God’ without conjuring up one of those images.

Now lets examine the legitimacy of such images. In my experience, God is frequently pictured as a grizzled old man floating in semi-bust form in the clouds. Another usual presentation is that same grizzled old man in gala attire wearing a stunning crown sitting in the clouds on a brilliantly adorned throne with Jesus, in diminutive form, sitting by his right side. These are the two that stand out in my imagery. Logic demands that we, as intelligent beings, must ask ourselves the obvious question—who concocted those ideas and presented them to as a real, and for what purpose?

IMG_0082The Old Testament tells us that the Jews recognized God—they could talk to him and even bargain with him. In addition, they carried him around on their shoulders in The Arc Of The Covenant. I don’t recall the Old Testament describing what God looks like. As a matter of fact, I don’t remember any verbal description of God’s appearance in the New Testament or any later Christian writings—maybe there were some I missed. So, how did we become indoctrinated  with those images of God?

My common sense tells me the following: the Jews imagined a God patterned exactly after their own demeanor, only much more knowing and powerful—after all, he did create the entire universe. He could be loving, helpful, pleased and forgiving. Just like them, he could be displeased, hurt, angry, hateful and vengeful. So why not imagine him as a human-like person—he had all the ‘human-like’ characteristics.

It seems to me that both that identical  image and understanding of God has been perpetuated by the ‘Christian’ Church, and likely for a definite reason—they were determined to have a  humanistic relationship with God—their God could not possibly be elusive or intangible—he had to be ‘real’ in their minds. That mandate eventually became very ‘profitable’. As time went on, many paintings depicting Jesus, Mary, Joseph and many saints came to be—God had to be depicted somehow. So he was, and is, and is, and is……….

Jesus never described his Father in any way except eternal and loving. Nowhere, that I am aware of did Jesus describe God in ‘humanistic terms. Throughout the ages, great philosophers and theologians alike, recognizing the miniscule depiction of God in the Bible, determined that a ‘true’ understanding of God must be ascertained. Each, in turn, determined that the ‘essence’ of God must be defined before we could know the real  God. Each made a desperate effort at defining God’s essence—some came close—all systematically failed.

IMG_1065Why do you suppose the all failed. I think two main reasons—number one, they couldn’t abolish that image of a human-like God, and number two, they had absolutely no scientific understanding of anything in God’s creation. Had any one of them known the scientific facts of our existence, a true definition of God’s essence would very likely have been forthcoming.

The only ‘meaningful’ record we have of Jesus’ teachings about God is the Bible, and as a matter of absolute fact, we will never know exactly what Jesus said and did—so distorted and corrupted is the Bible. The earliest copy of the original writings is  a copy of a copy, of a copy made 200 or more years after the original. Since that time, dozens of different versions of the bible have appeared, each with a different twist.  Why do you suppose that is?

I believe, without doubt, there are several reasons. The original Christian (Catholic) church which emerged from the first Nicene council was fashioned by people who put ‘power’ over love. They lorded over their constituents in the most virulent and terrifying way. In the beginning, of course, they had the absolute protection of the Roman Army—their wish was the Roman Army’s command. After the fall of the Roman Empire, that protection ceased. The debauchery and simultaneous abuse by the hierarchy following Rome’s fall is well documented.

Based on this ‘humanistic’ image of God, well meaning mystics and ascetics alike began rationalizing the meaning of Jesus’ words. It has been shown by Prof. Bart Ehrman, that as Jerome translated the Bible into Latin, because of his extreme ascetism, he deliberately eliminated or change the meaning of almost every reference to anything good about women—after all, women were the ‘root of all evil’—women were evil. With the advent of the Protestant Reformation, Bibles began ‘sprouting up’ everywhere. Each ‘version’ was another man’s attempt to place Jesus’ words into a picture of his own God.

The ultimate result from all that confusing imagery is a Christian world fragmented into 33,000 or more denominations and sects, and each professing a God based on their own individual ‘imaginations’—not a single one of them knows the basic nature of God—Gods essence.

God cannot possibly be depicted rationally with a paint brush—God is supernatural and eternal. God has no body—God has no physical appearance. Teaching little children a  depiction of God in humanistic terms is ‘criminal’ in my opinion, because it leaves an indelible false image about the most important consideration of their lives. Little children soon learn that Santa is a myth.  His image will harmlessly persist in their minds forever. On the other hand, God is no myth—-he should not be presented to little children with a mythical image.

Neither I, nor anyone else can ‘paint you a picture’ of God—the invisible cannot be painted.

I can, however, and already have, irrefutably, defined for you God’s Essence— God is a Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality translates into ‘Perfect Love’. Therefore, God cannot possibly have any human characteristics—he cannot be hurt—he cannot hate—he cannot be vengeful. He can only ‘know all’ with his perfect intellect and ‘love that all’ (will, accept, choose) with his Perfect Will. Therefore Hell, Purgatory, Limbo, Higher Places in Heaven, etc. are all myths dreamed up (imagined) by various people trying to know and understand God from a humanistic standpoint—and likely for purposes of maintaining power and control which translates into owning your pocket book.

All of that imagination has engendered  the biggest money-making racket the world has ever known under the guise of keeping your soul out of Hell—that racket is known as Religion.

My two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality say it all. You might want to investigate.

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RATIONAL vs. RATIONALIZATION-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngRATIONAL vs. RATIONALIZATION- A strange and unusual topic eh? Maybe so, but I suspect most people get caught in the trap of either not understanding the difference , or not honoring that difference. Rational refers to objective truth whereas rationalization refers to using objective truth in an illegitimate or unrelated context in order to justify a position of some kind, either attitude or action.

In his famous Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”. The objective truths of which he spoke were to be found in the Declaration of Independence. Reasoning and reasonable men, after observing and enduring centuries of oppression by tyrannical governments of one kind or another, were able to glean those basic truths. Furthermore, they had the stalwart courage to express and promote those basic truths with their lives, if necessary.

So, rational or rationality refers to the intellectual ability to discern truth, and the willful  mandate to accept, choose, love that truth.

One might ask how it is possible to know the truth. Truth is established in various ways and by using various techniques. In the world of science, truth is established by the ‘scientific process’—postulation, experimentation, observation. If the same identical result is obtained with each identical experiment, then that result becomes a scientific truth (fact-law). A similar formula may be applied in the field of philosophy—however it may be a bit more ‘tricky’ and always involves subjectivity. As in Lincoln’s proclamation, ‘We hold these truths to be self evident’ , meaning, of course, that after centuries of observation and experimentation with human beings lives, the basic truth of human dignity  became obvious.

Another form of ‘truth establishment’ is Logic, which deals with premises leading to a conclusion. In its simplest form one, might use the following example:                                        Premise 1—all houses are white                                                                                                          Premise 2—that building is a house                                                                                                    Conclusion—that building is white. Nothing more, nor less can be added to that proposal because no other factual information is available, However, in the ‘real world of speculation and rationalization, the average ‘Jack or Jill’ may be caught expounding endlessly about the additional qualities of that structure. So, in such a case, one rationalization leads to a pseudo-truth which may be expounded upon and expanded to the point that,  in very short order, that basic house could not be recognized using verbal communication.

IMG_0082Here we are, at this very moment, embroiled in a national revolt because the ‘truth’ of Lincoln’s observation has been ignored—likely by rationalizing individuals. At the same time, decent, respectable, citizens are attempting to stage ‘peaceful objection’ to such rationalized activity. Their voices, however, have been drowned out for the most part by ‘insurgents’ who have a different agenda—that seems to be overthrow of our government which was founded on a precious concept of equality of all and prospects of happiness for all. Their subversive agenda no doubt sprang from hatred and deceit and is justified in their minds  by the ‘rationalization process’.

Now, lets turn to our Creator which President Lincoln recognized. Just who is that Creator? How do we know that there is such an entity and if there is, what is it like?

Simple observation of world history will demonstrate rather clearly that our Creator has been denoted with at least a thousand different titles, understandings, qualities, abilities, attitudes, demeanors, locations and intentions. How is that possible when literally each person speaks rather authoritatively about ‘his/her Creator’? The answer to that question lies in a very simple framework called ‘Rationalization’. 

Throughout the eons, each king, society and person, aided by the process of rationalization, has created an ‘image’ of their Creator. Their god/ being, of course, was fashioned nearly always for self-serving purposes. In more ‘modern times (6,000 years), those Gods served a wonderful purpose—-to keep the troops in line.

Of course, most of those ‘gods’ were fashioned with human qualities—selfishness, ire, revenge, mercy—a little bit of occasional love—but don’t get too snuggly—you’ll get burned.

Quite obviously, that god had to be appeased, and, usually, with sacrifice—RELIGION WAS BORN.

That form of rationalization possibly began with concepts of god/s and , of course has pervaded the human ‘thought process’ ever since—rather dramatically negatively, I might add. Just look at our streets this very minute.

IMG_1065How did all this confusion about God come about? Remarkably, everyone, including ‘Honest Abe’, talked/talks about god, but not a single one knows God—none were able to define the essence of their god.

With God’s help, I did.

Without an essential definition, absolutely nothing nor any one, especially God, has any meaning at all.

My definition: God is a Perfect Rational Being. That Perfect Rationality means that with its Perfect Intellect, it perceived ‘all’, and with its Perfect Will, it loves (accepts, chooses, wills ) ‘all’. Furthermore and most importantly, there is not the slightest possibility of ‘any rationalization’ coming from that Perfect Intellect’.

If you choose rationality over Rationalization, please read my two little books, Wilderness Cry, and Peace in Spirituality.

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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.

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COST-Hilary L Hunt MD

r_P70491TA200411_cr_22441_FullCOST-When we think of ‘cost’, likely the first thing that comes to mind is how much money we have to pay for something—how much does it cost. However, costs come in many forms and fashions—some overt and obvious—others obscure  and/or hidden.

When gasoline was $4.00/gal, a frugal person might ‘think twice’ before jumping into a big gas-guzzling car or truck and making a frivolous trip somewhere. On the other hand, with gas at $1.22/gal, that same person might say, ‘it doesn’t cost that much, so let’s go.

For the savvy, financial costs are always a legitimate consideration. There are, lamentably, many , many other costs not always so obvious. For instance, a cigarette smoker may, unwittingly, be perfectly willing to bear the increasing dollar and cents cost of a pack of cigarettes, while ignoring the ultimate hidden costs of smoking—chronic lung disease, heart disease, renal disease, all of which are associated with chronic disability and frequent premature death—a real cost. That is to say nothing of the momentous medical costs and family distress associated with such a habit.

Look at the cost of alcoholism and drunk driving—alcoholic beverages themselves are not ‘cheap’, but their dollar cost pales in the face of the frequent anguish, injury , disease and death incurred by reckless drinking.

How about the costs of a hostile or slothful attitude—getting fired from a good job—loss of friendships. More importantly, what about the influential psychological costs imparted to your children by an absolute determined attitude of ‘keeping up with the Joneses’.

IMG_0082One could go on and on about the various consequential costs of our attitudes and activities. Seemingly, most of those consequences are either not recognized or , for what ever reason, ignored.

To me, the most discouraging consequential cost of life and living is the lack of unity among people. I can say with certainty that no two people ever have been ‘like-minded’ about an understanding of their Supreme Being (God, Buddha, Brahma, Yahweh, Allah etc.). Each person seems to have a ‘vague’ idea about their SB, but no two ideas are the same—they can’t possibly be.

And why is that, you may say. Plainly and simply, its because no one has ever defined the essence  of their deity—that is no one before me. Having no essential definition of our deity makes it %100 impossible for any two people who ever lived or who ever will live to have identical essential knowledge and understanding of their ‘God’.

So what does that have to do with ‘cost’?—everything. What that means is that each person, in turn, while earnest in his/her desire to know and understand their God, is being led down ‘the primrose path’ of religion. Religion, of course, is a cultist practice intended to ‘appease’ a hostile god who lords it over us. That  is  definitely a ‘trumped up’ attitude devised originally by divining the celestial bodies and elements fourteen thousand years ago.

Eventually, the Jews determined that it could be ‘profitable’ for a few—the King and the High Priest. That knowledge was not ‘wasted’ on Christianity. Strangely, while Jesus ‘despised’ religion, people used his name to make billions and billions, and billions—they still are. The ‘costs’ of religion are staggering. Furthermore, the financial costs pale in the face of the psychological costs of guilt, anxiety and depression caused by religion.

They learned centuries ago that the ‘sure-fire’ way of getting your pocketbook was to shame  you into  ‘buying your way into heaven’—neither have they ever forgotten that trick. It certainly didn’t start with ‘the widows might’—neither did it stop there. They would, in fact, take your very last copper cent under the ‘guise’ of pleasing God.

IMG_1065So how do we ever correct that evil and ‘eliminate that terrible oppressive cost’? I can assure you, there is only one absolute and mandatory method—we must all become like-minded   in our understanding of God’s essence. We must abandon the mythology and superstition thrown at us for ages and ages.

I have defined God’s essence once and for all— God is a Prefect Rational Being. That perfection translates into ‘Perfect Love”— perfect Love means God accepts us the way we are—there is absolutely nothing we can do to enhance that love of God for us.

God’s Love costs us absolutely nothing—it is an unbelievable ‘gift‘.

All is spelled out succinctly and precisely in my two little books, Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality.

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IMMUNITY-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngIMMUNITY-This seems to be a very appropriate topic for today’s discussion. I presume that most people have a cursory understanding of immunity. In the field of biological science, it refers to the ability of an organism to resist infection from bacterial or viral agents through the development of antibodies to those specific agents. Those antibodies are usually developed from either  previous infection with a specific organism, or by being exposed to killed versions of the organism through a process of inoculation with its vaccine.

Vaccines have been developed and deployed over the years to protect us from the consequences of devastating diseases. Some of the more common are the famous DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis [Whooping Cough] and Tetanus [Lock Jaw], Small Pox, Polio, Measles, Influenza, Pneumonia, and Shingles. An exhaustive list would include Typhoid Fever and Tropical diseases. Some inoculations confer permanent immunity, while others such as Tetanus require periodic boosters in order to maintain protection.

I can so vividly remember the shouts of joy that went up from our entourage of doctors, nurses and medical students when, while we were making grand rounds, someone came running down the hallway and announced that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed a vaccine for Polio. I was a junior medical student at St. Louis University in 1957 and understood well the implications of such a development. Five years later, when I entered the orthopedic training program of the prestigious Willis C. Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN. I was literally shocked to see the multitude of cripples resulting from that devastating disease. It was such a relief knowing that our children and future generations of children would be spare such torment.

IMG_0082In our legal system, immunity is granted for various reasons— usually that immunity means someone does not have to testify.

Currently, the entire world is stymied in the throes of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. As yet there is no vaccine for this virus—neither is there any known ‘natural immunity’ in society at large. World economies have been shut down, and millions have died from the infection. Most deaths have occurred in the  elderly or otherwise medically compromised young.

Much speculation and theory has been promulgated in an attempt to ‘right the ship’ and get our economies going again. Of course, what the world needs is ‘natural immunity’. That may be achieved in two ways—one, a vaccine—the other, by allowing the younger people, who can better tolerate the disease’s effects,  to become infected, thereby bestowing a natural immunity in society at large. Theoretically then, the vires could not get a foot-hold in society again. The problem with that approach may be similar to influenza—the COVID-19 virus may mutate and require annual or periodic immunizations. Currently, we have neither—natural immunity nor a vaccine. So, we are, indeed, in dire straits.

That same philosophy could and should be applied to the world-wide ‘virus’ of selfish religion. It is eating away at the fabric of humanity—it always has. The death, destruction and torment, both mental and physical, is astounding. Just take a casual glance at our world—nothing but violence and threats of violence perpetually. And why ?—religion and ideology.

Everyone has a different God (virus), and it is determined to destroy every other God. The reason is clear—no one knows who God is.

Three years ago, I published a little book defining the  essence of God. I recognized that the only way to develop a vaccine from religion was to recognize and identify the culprit. In Wilderness Cry- A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe, I define the essence of God—God is a Perfect Rational Being. Thus far, no one has stepped forward to attempt to refute that definition—it is, in fact,  irrefutable.

IMG_1065Two years ago, I began writing a thesis on how Peace may be achieved. Peace in Spirituality was published less than a year ago. It outlines all of the causes of hostilities in the world. Furthermore, it shows conclusively the absolute only pathway to peace.

Simultaneous to beginning preparation of Peace in Spirituality, on this blog-site, I made a call for the understanding and acceptance of The World-wide Communion of Spirituality—that call is being made on a perpetual basis. Will it be heeded?—likely not. The ‘virus’ is running rampant—no immunizing vaccine has been promulgated. It is available everywhere. Will you partake and help develop a ‘natural immunity’ in our society? I sincerely hope so.

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REPITITION-Hilary L Hunt MD

cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngREPITITION-Repeating anything is one of the valuable methods we have of learning. That may come in many, many forms and/or modes. As children, we may have learned our multiplication tables by repeating them over and over again. We hone our skills of any type or variety by repeated performance. Athletes develop their excellence in any endeavor by repeatedly refining their efforts. Essentially everything we, as rational beings, know stems from repetitive attempts. We are usually able to build on our repertoire of knowledge and skills by learning the basic fundamentals first and then by using those fundamentals to expand our understandings and abilities in all directions, seemingly in endless fashion.

Needless to say, those fundamentals must be accurate in order for future outcomes to be accurate and meaningful. If not, sooner or later, disaster and disappointment are predictable. That exact scenario has been acted out in one fashion or another for fourteen thousand years.

IMG_0082Since there was no certain knowledge, ancient people had to use their imagination to navigate the course of life. Those imaginations prompted a set of guidelines based on mythology and superstition. Nowhere was that more evident than in the development of concepts of god, goddesses, and God. Typically the cosmic bodies were their guidelines—each generation in turn learned those concepts by repetitive instruction from their elders and teachers. Some of those ‘known facts’ were that the earth was flat and  moon and stars controlled  literally everything. So staunch were those ‘known facts’ that all sorts of gods and goddesses were a certainty—and each had to be honored and respected in a certain way or else disaster likely would befall.

As luck would have it sooner or later some inquisitive minds began to question some of those ‘known facts’. One of those thinkers was Magellan who led an expedition that successfully circumnavigated the planet in the 1500’s, thus proving it to be round. Another was Galileo Galilei who developed the first telescope. His observations of our solar system proved that sun was the center of our world. Prior to that time, the earth was ‘known’ to be the center’—publication of that scientific discovery nearly cost him his live at the hands of the Inquisition. Only his friendship with the Pope and his hasty recanting of his discovery saved his life—he spent the last nine years of his life under house arrest anyway.

There have been a continuing litany of scientific discoveries generated by inquisitiveness and the daredevil nature of some to ‘question the authorities’—the know-it-alls. As the story goes (who knows) the Jews are given credit for discerning the existence of the one and only ‘true God’. Of course, as usual, they developed a scheme of attributes for him—-he was all powerful but otherwise pretty human-like. He could be loving and kind, or he could turn on you with a horse whip on a second’s notice—he definitely could be bargained with. They made covenants with him and when one failed, they made another. That, of course, was their reasoned-to excuse for the first one failing—-they were getting smarter. No telling how many repetitions they may have had if disaster hadn’t befallen them.

The problem with the Jew’s God and all gods and goddesses was that nobody, but nobody, ever was able to define their God’s essence—-they didn’t really know who nor what it was. Consequently, they and all the successors of Abraham have been running around for four to six thousand years repeatedly expounding about an entity the identity of which they had/have not the foggiest notion.

Throughout the centuries, great minds and inquisitive thinkers alike, realizing the diminutive status attributed to God, tried desperately to define the essence of their God—they all failed.  They failed because they had absolutely no correct background understanding and knowledge from which to work and build such an essential definition. All they knew for sure was the repetitious misunderstandings handed down by the Jews, and perpetuated by the Jewish followers of Christ.

IMG_1065I am certain that Jesus did understand God’s essence—he attempted desperately to impart that knowledge to his disciples. As far as I can tell he failed miserably. Biblical scholars have shown us conclusively that the writings at hand have been so distorted over the centuries as not to be reliable. It very likely that we will never know.

That, of course, makes no difference to the perpetrators of ‘their story’—they are building empires and fortunes repeating the ‘truth’ to their followers. Furthermore, they are vigorously attempting to steal their competitors audience. Of the thousands and thousands of different empires, some big, some little, most are sending ‘missionaries’ to the four corners of the earth in an attempt to convert their competitor’s constituents into their fold. They assume that by repetitive efforts their empire will grow.

Does any of that seem selfish to you—it certainly does to me.

I might not be the brightest star in the sky, but all of that chicanery along with much else caught my attention years and years ago. Consequently, I resolved to define the essence of God once and for all. With a little luck, I stumbled upon the science of Quantum Mechanics (particle physics), the most basic knowledge and understanding of the make-up of every gravid object in existence. That knowledge not only allowed but mandated my definition of God’s essence.

So repeat after me:  God is a Perfect Rational being; God is a Perfect Rational Being; God is a Perfect Rational Being——-

Keep repeating it over and over until it sinks in—when it does, your eyes will be opened to a new reality.

If you need help in understanding and interpreting that definition, please read my little book Wilderness Cry and it’s sequel Peace in Spirituality.

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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.

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