Sunday, 17 February 2019
Have you noticed the closed circuit television cameras everywhere?
There are T.V. shows dedicated to spying on people with CCTV.
Inevitably they are caught cheating or breaking the law.
Does this remind you of anything?
It reminds me of George Orwell's novel 1984.
Everyone is under surveillance to keep them in line.
Our corporate masters have appropriated this aspect of the novel in order to keep us in line.
And many other aspects of this paranoid nightmare have been adopted by plutocrats and politicians like: Double Speak, Black/White, New Peak, The Ministry of Truth.....
They also use abbreviations all the time.
All these things come from the pages of 1984.
CCTV is just one of them.
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When the AIDS crisis first hit the gay community I heard people saying that gay men had sex with six people a night.
As if this was the reason for AIDS.
As time went by this number increased from six to ten to fifteen.
As if that was physically possible.
Everyone needed to find a reason why gay men had caught AIDS.
But this is blatant homophobia.
It's straight out of The Book of Job in the Bible.
Job's friends Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and the young Elihu all claim that the righteous Job must have sinned in order to deserve the great misfortunes which had befallen him.
But Job maintained his innocence and was eventually justified by God and restored to his former prosperity.
Religious people in particular would do well to look at The Book of Job in relation to AIDS.
Homosexual sex or excessive sex are not the causes of AIDS.
AIDS is caused by a virus.
It does not have a moral agenda.
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Saturday, 16 February 2019
The last 30 years has seen the systematic dehumanization of people everywhere.
Children are toys.
Schools no longer teach Humanities.
Employees are work units.
People are statistics.
And we have seen a steady rise in mental health problems.
The time has come to reclaim our humanity.
Children should not be left in child care centers from the age of a few months. They need the love and intimacy of their parents.
Education should not be just job training. A balanced education includes the Humanities.
Employees are sons and daughters. They are not the enemy.
People are human and we need to be treated as such.
And this is the purpose of religion.
To treat everyone as an equal human being.
To open our hearts.
To show mercy, compassion, consideration, and love.
Then we can say we are truly human.
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Friday, 15 February 2019
I was shocked but not surprised at recent statistics on mental health.
I have long said that there is too much pressure on people, especially young people.
Suicide numbers among the young are soaring.
And it is no coincidence.
Children are left without a parent's love in child care centers from the age of a few months.
They are taught reading and writing skills before kindergarten.
When they start school they are treated as job trainees. This dehumanizes the child and prepares him for life as a work unit.
The only messages we get are materialistic - buy, own, watch, listen, enjoy.
Teenagers are tempted with fame and fortune.
Workers are overworked and underpaid.
Entertainment is meaningless.
Rock music is infested with Satanism.
Everpresent earplugs inject poisonous curses.
Sex, death, suicide.
Darkness, depression, evil.
It is no wonder there is a mental health crisis.
But there are remedies for these destructive influences.
Faith, compassion, love.
Sacred classical music.
New Spirituality based on unconditional love.
An acknowledgement of our humanity.
A return to the humanities in education.
A concern for everyone.
Forgiveness, mercy, friendship.
This is the message of the New Age.
May it increase.
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Thursday, 14 February 2019
From childhood we learn to fear.
We have all been abused.
This makes us defensive, cynical, and insular.
We are afraid of being hurt or humiliated.
We are terrified of ridicule.
So we bury our true selves under a mask of strength or gaiety.
And all this takes place on an unconscious level so that we are unaware of what is happening.
But contact with the real God makes us lose our fear.
We open up and blossom like a flower.
We open our hearts.
We see others' needs.
And thus begin the endeavors of love.
Our job is to do all the things that no one did for us until we met the Living God.
To show mercy.
To go out into the world with a motivation of love.
To do all the things that the benevolent God has taught us.
Then we are on our way Home.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
After 35 years of Reaganism and Generation X we can see the results of the power of hate.
The world is colder, darker, more unequal, less peaceful, less happy than it has ever been.
This is what hate has done to our world.
The media rely on hate to realize their political ends.
Rock music generates hidden hate over everyone.
Relationships are wrecked.
Ideals are dead.
And war rages on.
We are distracted and disturbed.
We worship money and fame.
We sacrifice everything to win.
And we embrace every vice.
Cry out to God!
Pray with all your heart!
Open your heart!
And give love to strangers!
The only thing that can save us is:
The Power of Love!
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019
It is evident if you read the Bible that God expects us to be honest.
The Ten Commandments, passages of the Law, the Prophets, John the Baptist, and Jesus himself exhort us to deal honestly with our brothers and sisters.
This is an obvious expectation.
And yet who is honest in our world?
Employers cheat their workers and demand unpaid overtime.
Rich corporations pay no tax.
Everyone cheats everyone else.
Reality T.V. indulges in backstabbing and evil.
We must compete.
We must win.
The decline of religion has seen the demise of ethics in our world.
Governments turn a blind eye to corruption.
The media has no respect for the truth.
Politicians make excuses for blunders.
Plutocrats deny wrongdoing and exploitation.
We are told to lie.
We are told to be selfish.
It's dog eat dog.
And good guys come last.
The more fear we feel the more evil appears in our world.
But faith allays our fears.
God is good.
And God expects us to be honest.
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