Sunday, 22 October 2017
The reason that many ancient texts predicted a war at the end of the world was to do with astrology.
Astrology was the major instrument of prophecy in the ancient world.
But it must be remembered that the Vernal Equinox did not precess to 0°Aries until after 200CE.
Therefore the first sign of the Zodiac in the ancient world was Taurus.
This meant that the last sign of the Zodiac was Aries.
And because Aries (Mars) can indicate war this was interpreted to mean that war would come at the end.
It is interesting that the Mahabharata - an ancient Indian religious text - also ends with a war.
The Vernal Equinox is now approaching Aquarius.
It will be interesting to see what changes come about because of this shift in awareness.
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Saturday, 21 October 2017
There is no devil in reality.
The devil is a conception based on a dualistic view of the universe.
But Dualism is by no means certain.
Not everything comes in twos.
For example the number five is sometimes called the human number because we have five fingers, five toes, five limbs, and five senses.
There are trinities, decimal systems, duodecimal systems, even infinities.....
So why should something as big as God be dual?
There is only one God.
And God is holistic - everything and more.
There is no devil.
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Friday, 20 October 2017
We are distracted and deceived.
Sports, shopping, must see T.V., holidays, celebrities, movies, music.....
We are too busy to care.
We are too confused to bother.
And what we are watching and listening to is poison.
Violence, death, darkness, fire (hell), sin, vice, crime, corruption.....
Where is the good?
Where is God?
Any reference to the supernatural is evil.
Any reference to religion is negative.
We are confounded and controlled.
Turn off the T.V..
Take out your earphones.
Look for the Light.
Find the Good.
Support Internet activism.
Fund worthy charities.
Google Progressive Religion.
Read the Bible with discrimination.
Find a way Home.
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Thursday, 19 October 2017
Early in the 1980s an Indian Guru said to me, "A great catastrophe is about to befall mankind."
That catastrophe was represented astrologically by the transit of Pluto through its own sign of Scorpio (1985-1995).
This represents raw power and force.
And it was realized through the negative application of the high-powered imaginative energy source of Generation X.
Satanic rock bands ensured that this energy was manifested negatively.
And the negative aspects of Scorpio are: violence, intimidation, hate, force, vindictiveness, retaliation, horror, corruption, and evil.
It was mercenary, anti-religious, and dark.
It was accompanied by the AIDS Pandemic and the exposure of child sexual abuse in the Churches.
And that was our curse.
The catastrophe was that they won.
And we are still experiencing the consequences.
So the time has come to expose this black curse for what it is:
A social and spiritual catastrophe.
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Unfortunately when the Baby-Boomer Generation was revived after the blitz of Generation X their rock legends were raised up but not their ideals.
Now we watch, shop, and have a good time.
We are addicted to sports and expensive holidays.
After being bashed for 10 years most of us have abandoned any desire to save the world.
But younger generations are becoming active on the Internet.
And we can support their efforts.
It is yet to be seen whether the idealism which is dormant in our generation can be revived.
There is a glimmer of light.
And renew your efforts.
The world needs you.
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Monday, 16 October 2017
So why has the Church preached that God is our judge and that He reserves punishment for our sins?
The surprising answer is that they don't know God.
They are trained to adhere to a strict orthodoxy.
They identify with the establishment.
They have a negative view of humanity.
It is more about power and control than love.
They think more about the needs of the institution than the needs of the community.
God says about them: "The shepherds also have no understanding, they have all turned to their own way, to their own gain, one and all." Isaiah 56:11 (NRSV)
But you won't hear that preached in church.
Jesus said of them: "'you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering." Luke 11:52 (NRSV)
"'Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you, and these know you that you have sent me.'" John 17:25 (NRSV)
So don't believe in the Church's punitive, retributive God.
He does not exist.
The reality is so much better.
This is the good news.
So go into your room and close the door.
Pray to God with a sincere heart.
And He will answer.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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