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

No Satan.

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

Distracted and Deceived.

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.

Magnify it.

And renew your efforts.

The world needs you.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

God's Love.

God loves gays.

The hate is on the other side.

And hate is anti-God.

Homosexuality is Love.

And sex is Life.

So keep on loving.

And turn for Home.

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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.

But why?

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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Sunday, 15 October 2017


So what can we do to resurrect the idealism and spirituality of the 1960s and 1970s?

First of all it must be said that this must be done without the rock bands and superstars who betrayed it in the first place.

Rock music is Satanic.
Evil sabotage and cursing is hidden in their music.

So there can be no resurrection until this evil is exposed.

But it can be noted that peace and love - the heart of the Hippies' philosophy - is consistent with the teachings of Jesus.

So this can bring a revival of Christian teachings.

There is challenge and change on the Internet.

Activist sites are combining with progressive religious sites to challenge the dominance of the plutocrats who now rule our world.

But where are the politicians?

They are firmly in the palm of the plutocrats.

So much of the good displayed on the Internet is blocked.

But keep trying.

There will be an answer.

People are sick and tired of being dominated and betrayed by their politicians and their corporate masters.

Change will come.

But it must be done without the involvement of rock bands and celebrities or the Age of Aquarius will meet the same fate as the Hippies.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017


The counter-revolutionary movement of the 1980s led by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and enforced by Generation X was pure evil.

It sought to wipe out the idealism and pacifism of the 1960s and 1970s by intimidation and violence.

Verbal, emotional, and spiritual violence used by Generation X and their political leaders forced the reconstruction of the Baby-Boomers.

And Satanic rock stars whipped it up - "Show no Mercy", "Don't Have no Hippie Chicks". "Kick".....

And we're still there.

All that is left is expensive holidays, shopping, and sports.

We are distracted and disgraced.

But the Baby-Boomers are innocent.

There is nothing wrong with peace and love.

There is nothing wrong with Socialism.

What is evil is the counter-revolutionary forces which reconstructed them.

So turn to God and be justified.

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Friday, 13 October 2017


It was a set-up from the beginning.

Satanic rock bands in the 1960s pushed drugs as a method of enlightenment.

In this they were following Aleister Crowley - an early 20th Century black magician and Satanist who used drugs and Yoga to gain special powers.

But this was sabotage - "White Light/White Heat", "Blinded by the Light", "Beauty and the Beast". "It's no Game", "Ashes to Ashes", "Shock the Monkey" etc.. - were designed to cause psychic accidents which would result in damnation by the religious powers.

Whole generations were condemned to spiritual oblivion by their rock bands.

And they're still there.

But the Hippies were innocent.

We were deliberately led astray and condemned by Satanic rock bands.

So pray to God.

He will deliver you and heal you.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Real Thing.

When at last we experience something of the spiritual we are surprised to find that it does not resemble traditional notions.

The real thing is beautiful, sublime, transcendent, wholly good, merciful, forgiving.....

There is no harshness, no hardness, no punishment, no judgement.....

Only help, consideration, and Love.

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Gay People.

When we are dealing with controversial issues like gay marriage it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we are talking about people.

Abstract theological doctrines and social labels dehumanize the debate.

While prejudice and fear inspire a knee-jerk reaction which is irrational and abusive.

But gay people are human beings like anyone else.

We have feelings, and fears, and aspirations like you.

We are not robots, or satyrs, or devils.

We are people.

Just like you.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Forgive Them.

"'Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'"  Luke 23:34a (NRSV)

These were Jesus' words on the cross.

But what do they mean?

Did he mean that they did not understand that he was God's messenger?

Or did he mean that they were not responsible for their actions because they were subject to authority?

Or perhaps he meant that the authorities themselves were not responsible because they had been taught false doctrines about the gods.

Perhaps even he meant that the Pharisees who had handed him over to the Romans were the victims of false traditional teachings.

"'Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'"  Luke 23:34a (NRSV)

How can we apply this to our own lives?

When we are the victims of unfair treatment - unjust punishment, prejudice, hate, violence - are we to forgive them?

Do they know what they are doing?

Certainly persecution by Satanists falls into this category because Satanism is a false ideology based on lies.

The premise of Satanism is that God is a harsh and vindictive judge and punisher of humans.

This is a false premise.
And because it comes from the teachings of Jesus' Church itself they cannot be held responsible.

So forgive them Father; they do not know what they are doing. 

[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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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Philosophy of Economics.

Economics has  spawned the idea that making conditions better for business by deregulation, cutting taxes, cutting red-tape, opposing unions, ignoring corruption, subsidizing corporations, discrediting climate change, and dehumanizing the workplace encourages people to go into business and therefore creates jobs which raises the living standards of everyone.

This may at first seem the great white hope of Western civilization but there are major flaws in the logic.

It fails to take into account the brutality of the business corporations who now own everything.

The Boards of Directors of course will say that they are only serving the interests of the shareholders.

But this is a cop-out.

When unregulated by governments the rapacious greed of corporate businessmen will make them try to force wages down and remove benefits and conditions from workers which cost them money.

So the living standards of the young in particular in fact go down.

This creates a two-tier system in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

The so called trickle-down effect is a lie created by the rich to appease angry workers.

Our governments have betrayed us.

They are captives of the corporate plutocrats.

And I can only surmise that they have corrupted themselves.

So when they trot out glib generalizations you would do well to question them.

They may not be as true as they seem.

Australians now work the longest hours in the developed world and have the highest house prices in the world.

The government has just cut weekend penalty rates.

And they are subsidizing a huge coal mine which will destroy the Great Barrier Reef forever.

The disparity between rich and poor in our world is at the highest level ever.

Economic Rationalism has gone too far.

The time has come to create some checks and balances which halt our declining ethics.

But what politician will stand up to the corporate plutocrats?

They own the media and control public opinion.

Good Luck!

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Monday, 9 October 2017


Because rock music and popular culture contain covert Satanism does not make right-wing Orthodox Christianity right by default.

Orthodox Christianity reflects the carrot and stick religion of the right which has more to do with control than religion.

Jesus' message of unconditional love and forgiveness from the Father was usurped by the State and modified to suit its purposes.

This trend can be seen throughout history whenever the religion of heaven and hell is preached.

There is no hell, no devil, no dark powers.

There is only God.

And God is good.

He does not punish us.

He does not judge us.

He loves us like a Father.

And He forgives us our mistakes.

Which are inevitable.

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Sunday, 8 October 2017


God does not condemn evil people.

There are reasons why people are evil.

So if evil people reject God what can He do?

Evil people reject a false image of God:

The harsh, vindictive God sometimes taught by the Church.

So how can they be saved?

We may not be able to redeem them.

They may not believe us when we say that God is merciful and forgiving, that God loves us like His children.

But God knows them.

He can appeal to the innocent child that has been wounded by the world.

He can call rosebud.

And lead their souls out of evil.

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Saturday, 7 October 2017


"Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, 'I see how extremely religious you are in every way.'"  Acts 17:22 (NRSV)

"'For "In him we live and move and have our being."'"  Acts 17:29a (NRSV)

St. Paul used the Agora or Gathering Place in Greek cities as the forum for the dissemination of new ideas: political, philosophical, and religious.

In our modern world the forum for sharing new ideas is the Internet.

So we use the Internet as St. Paul used the Greek Agora.

[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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Friday, 6 October 2017

Gay O.K.!

It's O.K. to be gay!

God does not hate you.

You will go to Heaven when you die.

Religious bigots who push hate and hell do not know God.

We are right.

Homosexuality is Love.

They are wrong.

It's O.K. to be gay!

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Turn on the Lights.

An Indian Guru once said to me, "Don't just grope around in the dark; turn on the lights."

Unfortunately he didn't say how to turn on the lights.

In my experience, however, the Light comes from God.
And a relationship with God is established through study, prayer, and contemplation.

But a lasting link with God is made through love.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Reality.

When the Light comes it reveals God's truths as self-evident.

This is why it is called The Reality.

So forgive those who abuse you and pray for them to see more clearly.

Pray for them to see the errors in their received knowledge and the identity of those who gave it to them.

Then their false ideas will be revealed as wishful thinking which is not based in reality.

And therefore it cannot win.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Selling Lies.

The major tactic of the malevolent forces in our culture is to sell lies.

If you can get enough people to buy what you tell them then it may as well be true.

This is done by deception, illusion, fear, and force.

It is done in the darkness.

And in the realm of the unconscious.

But when the Light comes it is seen for what it is - Lies.

Often the truth is the opposite of these lies.

And the debt is doubled.

Pray to God with a sincere heart.

And He will send the Light.

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Monday, 2 October 2017


God owns the earth.

We are merely tenants.

We enter the world with nothing.
We leave the world with nothing.

All our estate and possessions are nothing to God.

He knows our needs.

He provides.

In the year of Jubilee everyone was to return to their original plot of land.

Debts and acquisitions were to be cancelled.

Accumulation of wealth and privilege are anathema to God.

Despite modern conventions.

"'the Lord looks on the heart.'"  1 Samuel 16:7d (NRSV)

The heart is kindly and generous.
It gives and receives love freely.

Or it is cold and hard.
Closed by fear.

Broken by experience.

Open your heart to God and to others.

And live!

[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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Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Night.

"Yours is the day, yours also is the night."  Psalm 74:16a (NRSV)

Rather than the day being God's realm and the night ruled by the powers of darkness, the day and the night are both ruled by God.

Archaic ideas of dualism do not apply.

God is One.
His nature is holistic.

There is no devil, no powers of darkness.

"when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadows of your wings I sing for joy."  Psalm 63:6,7 (NRSV)

The moon and the stars watch over the night.
As the sun watches over the day.

"You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty.....
You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day."  Psalm 91:1,5 (NRSV)

This is not to say that there are no evil people in the world, people who believe in the devil and the powers of darkness.

St Paul believed in the devil and the power of death.

But this was left-over dualism from Persian religion which influenced Judaism in the ancient world.

The sect of Pharisees in which St. Paul was trained believed these things.

But this does not appear in the teachings of Jesus.

The Gospel of John, written 100 years after Jesus' birth, contains some dualistic ideas but this is Christology which developed much later.

It does not appear in the Synoptic Gospels.

But new revelations reveal that dualism is a false doctrine.
God is holistic, transcendent, and sublime.

If we can conceive of a reality without dualism.

This is the Great Leap Forward which leaves behind all negative ideas of Divinity.

God is good.

He does not punish us.

And His mercy is forever.

[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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Saturday, 30 September 2017


A church friend of mine who is gay said to me, "I don't want to be just accepted, I want to be celebrated.  When straight people marry they clap and they cheer.....I want gay marriages to be celebrated like this!"

I can see his point.

To be grudgingly accepted is not equality at all.

And most Churches don't even do that.

So I look forward to the time when gay marriages are celebrated in churches.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Dismantling Fascism.

Fascism is a cold, hard reaction to life's harshness.

In fact it is a fortress erected to protect a wound.

And what is that wound but a broken heart.

So the solution to modern fascism is not aggression or violence but love.

To show warmth and consideration to others will help them to dismantle their defences and open up to other human beings.

So have a warm and generous heart.

And do not judge others for their shortcomings.

There will always be a good reason for them.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Theological College.

Jesus said that the world did not know God.

How could this be?

How could God's representatives on earth not know the nature and the will of God?

The answer is that they have all been trained to adhere to a strict orthodoxy.

Theological colleges past and present enforce an image of God which has been handed down from generation to generation.

God is seen as harsh and judgemental.
A dispenser of rewards and punishments.

Spirituality is seen as retributive.

Jesus said, "'Woe to you lawyers!  For you have taken away the key of knowledge, you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.'"  Luke 11:52 (NRSV)

Jesus was talking about Legalism - i.e. the rigid application of rules and regulations.

He contrasted this with his image of God as a loving Father.

"'And call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father - the one in heaven.'"  Matthew 23:9 (NRSV)

Was Jesus suggesting that we cut out the middle man and contact God directly?

Many people in our modern world would agree.

Could it be that the men in authority in Jesus' Churches are the descendants of the Pharisees?

It would seem so.

The blind lead the blind.

And they insult God.

So find a progressive Church.

Or go into your room and close the door.

Pray to God with all your heart.

He will answer you.

And deliver you from evil.

[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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Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Much of what the Church has taught in the past was sophistry.

It was centered in the mind as a set of beliefs or principles.

And it was reinforced by fear.

This led to a cold, hard atmosphere in church.

And many Church people were cold, hard people.

But God is centered in the heart.

His children have warm, loving hearts.

And this can lead to warmth in church.

To improve the atmosphere in church we must address the specious fears that harden our hearts.

We must give love to those around us.

To improve people's experience of Church we must put into practise the things that we express in church.

Only then will people return to the Church.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Gospels.

Mark is the rudimentary Gospel.
(Possibly from the recollections of Peter in Rome.)

Matthew is the Jewish elaboration.
(From Q and other sources.)

Luke is the Gentile elaboration.
(From Q and other sources.)

John is sophisticated Christology.
(Written later by the followers of the disciple John.)

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Monday, 25 September 2017

No Threat.

With the postal survey on same-sex marriage under way it is timely to remind people that gay marriage is not a threat.

Legalizing gay marriage will not cause any damage to society.

It will not affect existing marriages.

Nor will it discourage future marriages.

It merely widens the scope of marriage and encourages same-sex couples to commit to each other for life.

Religious people who rely on antiquated ritual purity laws in the Old Testament and the letters of St. Paul which were never intended to be applied as sacred scripture need not panic.

I can state categorically that God does not hate gay people.

He loves us as sons and daughters who will go to Heaven when we die.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

A Living Wage.

In the parable of The Laborers in the Vineyard  (Matthew 20) workers are paid the usual daily wage no matter how long they have worked.

This seems mysterious to most of us.

But what I believe that God (the landowner) is doing is ensuring that everyone has enough to live on.

The usual daily wage was a living wage - enough to live on - and each worker received enough.

This is God providing for us.

Providing enough for us to live.

And everyone receives the same.

This is a different orientation from the landowners of this world.

Most employers will pay according to the amount of work done - reward for effort.

And their motivation is to make bigger and bigger profits for themselves.

But God's orientation is to provide a living for each of His workers no matter how much work they have done.

God provides.

So why do people starve?

The earth produces enough food for everyone to live but because of our fear we hoard and even destroy it rather than sharing it with others.

God provides enough food.

But we will not share it with the hungry.

So people starve.

Business must change its orientation from personal profit to providing a living wage.

Our workers are our sons and daughters.

And God is our Father.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017


Our world is full of corporate slaves and wannabes.

We have been reduced to black suited work units and aspirational social climbers.

There is no idealism.

And religion is dead.

Our governments are corporate pawns.

And our media is propaganda.

Rock music is Satanism.

And our entertainment is likewise.

The only sign of hope is Internet activism.

So keep signing petitions and sending messages.

Vote against corporate puppets.

And pray!

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Friday, 22 September 2017


You know those earphones you are constantly listening with?

Well the rock music which you are listening to is Satanic.

The dirge-like songs contain negative suggestions and curses which sabotage your well-being.

Much of this is subliminal.

Death, suicide, sin, shame, darkness, the devil, evil.....

All these things are hidden in the music.

So take off your earphones.

And be free of this curse.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Gay Love.

Homosexuality is love.

It is not some wicked act divorced from human feelings.

It is inspired by love as any heterosexual relationship is.

We are wired to engage with each other.

This is God's Love in action.

Bringing us out of ourselves and towards another.

Sex is not just for procreation.

Sex creates intimacy and love in a relationship.

And this is good.

There are many heterosexual couples who do not have children.
But no one is suggesting that they refrain from sex.

Gay couples should be allowed to marry and have families as other do.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Since the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th Century machines have dominated commerce.

And the human beings who work these machines have become part of the machines.

Workers are no longer people they are work units.

They are judged by their productivity alone.

This dehumanization of the work force has had serious repercussions.

William Blake called the machines Satanic.

But treating people like machines does not produce the best results.

They will resent it and deceive their masters.

Who will respond with threats and cuts.

The workplace should be like a family.

Workers should feel valued and loved.

Then they will produce their best.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017


I am vegetarian.

It is clear to me that we are free to eat the fruits of the earth but not living things.

"God said, 'See I have given you every plant yielding fruit that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.'"  Genesis 1:29 (NRSV)

This passage is followed by the statement that the fruits of the plants and trees are also for animals and birds to eat.

There is no mention of animals or birds or fish as food for man.

My personal feelings are to do with non-violence.

I no longer feel comfortable killing living things for my food.

So I no longer eat meat or fish.

I will eat eggs and cheese because their use for food does not involve inflicting pain on living things.

I believe that my attitude is backed up by the Biblical witness.

It is God's will that we be vegetarian.

[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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Monday, 18 September 2017

A Third Way.

When we are young we think that there are only two alternatives:

To do what we want and seek pleasures.


To obey our elders and work hard for our masters.

But there is a Third Way:

To open our hearts and give love to those around us.

This Third way leads directly to God.

So love God and love your neighbors.

Then you will be Home.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Your Brother.

When you look on your brother

Don't just see the outward appearance:

The face, the physique, the clothing.....

But see the soul buried deep within -

The innocent child crying out for love.

And make concessions

According to understanding:

All human beings suffer,

There is a reason for every wayward action:

A decision, a lie, a crime.....

But the Divine Spark within

Is pure and untouched,

Forgiven and Saved.

It is him you should seek.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017


Too many Church people are takers not givers.

They leave it to God.

But they take the credit.

And when something goes wrong.

They are nowhere to be found.

They do little.

But they feel spiritually superior.

When they are called upon to act.

They do little or nothing to help.

And this is why the Church is dying.

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Friday, 15 September 2017


When we are young and we encounter the world we can mistake the way of the world for God.

Life seems tough, demanding, unsympathetic, and unforgiving.

This is the influence of power and money which was once in league with the conservative establishment and now represents the corporate plutocracy and its political puppets.

But this is not the way of God despite what Fundamentalist Christians may tell you.

God is merciful, forgiving, gracious.
He will always give you another chance.

He is undemanding and considerate.

He loves you like a Father.

But the Church has traditionally sided with the political conservatives and represented God as a harsh judge and moral wowser.

The reason for this is that the Church became entangled with power and money and adopted their carrot and stick approach to the masses in order to maintain their position of authority in society.

The result has been that the message of Jesus is severely compromised, even contradicted completely.

The traditional authorities of the Churches are the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees who were the enemies of Jesus.

Since the mass exodus from the Churches there have been some desperate attempts to bring people back but change is slow and reluctant.

There are some progressive Churches but the mainstream Churches are dragging their feet.

Even the most liberal Churches - The Episcopalian Church in America and the Uniting Church in Australia - sit on the fence when it comes to important decisions and refuse to speak up for minorities and outcasts.

Their attitude towards homosexuality and gay marriage is the definitive example.

So pray for courage and change.

Or the Church will die.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017


There are two versions of history:

The version written and propagated by the powers of the world - the winners.

And then there is the truth.

The version of history put out by capitalists after the fall of communism in Russia - the End of History - lauds the winner, Ronald Reagan and his allies Generation X, and denigrates the Hippies, their political enemies.

But Ronald Reagan was a dark man.
He did not hesitate to use violence in Central America to defeat his political enemies.  And he did not hesitate to use propaganda which demonized his political opponents.

He used Satan to win - he used the violence and evil in Generation X to intimidate and brainwash the Hippies calling them unamerican and wrongheaded.

So where is the truth?

The truth is that people who use violence and evil to win are not heroes but villains in the mold of Hitler and his thugs.

The victory of the right-wing capitalists is sustained by the media moguls who tell everyone what to think.  Our news, T.V., movies, and sports are controlled by them.

It's 1984.

But in the long run Ronald Reagan and Generation X will be seen for what they are - violent people who used evil to win.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Establishment.

If you take Jesus' teachings seriously and put them into practice you will inevitably come up against the Establishment.

As Jesus did.

And it was the Establishment that murdered Jesus.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Economic Advancement.

In our modern world anything can be justified by economic advancement.

If it makes the stock market go up it is good.
Whether we like it or not.

So social safety nets, young people's wages and conditions, worker's rights, standards of education and health are all sacrificed to the ultimate god of economic advancement.

The fact that these economic advantages only benefit the rich seems not to matter.

All regulation is bad, even if it protects public safety.
Taxes should always be cut because the rich hate taxes.

So, despite the fact that the rich corporations pay no taxes, there is no longer enough revenue to supply basic services let alone despised welfare.

How long will people put up with this?

Our governments have betrayed us.

And they lie to us about everything.

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Monday, 11 September 2017


Pleasure is not bad.

But pleasure is not the answer.

As we grow up we experience pleasures and they will often make us feel a bit better.

This results in a quest for more and more pleasures.

This results in feelings of emptiness and want.

This is because selfish pleasure is not the answer.

The answer is Love.

When we give love we realize that pleasure is a pale facsimile of love and we cease chasing after pleasures.

But pleasure is not bad.

Pleasure is not banned.

Pleasure in moderation is as good thing.

But Love is the answer.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Fear and Love.

My thesis is that the evil in our world is caused by fear.

And what is the antidote to fear?


Fear makes us attack.
Fear makes us hoard.

Fear makes us retaliate.
Fear makes us defend ourselves.

But love makes us forgive.
Love makes us pardon.

Love cares.

Love is compassionate.
Love is kind.

So if we are serious about lessening the evil in our world we must absorb evil and return love.

And this is precisely what Jesus taught.

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017


God has given us a beautiful garden in which to live.

But what have we done with it?

We live by the law of the jungle - the dominance of the strongest, dog eat dog.

Men of violence inhabit the darkness.

Their supremacy is established by violence and maintained by fear.

Their savagery is inspired by fear.

Fear of starvation.
Fear of want.

Their privileges are justified by rationalizations.

They cannot give.

They say, "God has forsaken the earth."

If they had faith the size of a mustard seed they would know that God provides - there will always be enough.

The earth produces enough food for everyone.

But we hoard and we waste.

We cannot give.

Cry out to God:

An end!

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Monday, 4 September 2017

A Human Face / A Human Heart.

Aquarius has a human face.

Not only does Aquarius treat everyone as a unique human being but it shows: the human face of Jesus, the human face of Buddha, the human face of Mohammed, the human face of God, it even shows the human face of our enemies.....

So do not be concerned if people call you a Humanist.

The essence of spirituality is to become fully human.

And the key to this is the human heart.

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Priscilla - Patron Saint of Gays.

Priscilla was a woman of great faith who lived in Corinth in Greece.

She and her husband Aquilla were Jews who had been expelled from Rome by Claudius.

St. Paul stayed with them and worked as a tent maker.

Priscilla and her husband risked their lives to harbor Paul and showed great faith in the early Christian Church.

As we know Priscilla is also the name of the famous Queen of the Desert - a movie about three drag queens who travel across the Australian desert in a pink bus called Priscilla to a venue in Alice Springs.

So I think that Priscilla - which means worthy - would be a good patron saint for the gay community.

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Restore Us.

"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters.....As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state."  Ezekiel 16:53a,55a (NRSV)
"Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride?" Ezekiel 16:56a (NRSV)

Lord restore our fortunes.

Not as they were - driven and betrayed - slaves to the rhythm.

But without promiscuity, without drugs, without cruelty.....

Restore our fortunes.

As a blessed tribe of your children innocent and free.

Bind us firmly in your steadfast Love.

And shelter us from evil.

Wash away all doubt.

And lead us to the Crystal Fountain.

Where we drink of the Waters of Life.

[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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Friday, 1 September 2017

State Religion.

Were Progressive Christianity ever to become the State Religion it would be essential that we challenge any attempts to return to the carrot and stick religion of rewards and punishments with its heaven and hell.

These things are Machiavellian mass control techniques which are more in the interests of the State than God.

God does not punish us

The State may punish us.

But God does not.

There is no devil.

There is no hell.

These things have developed from attempts to explain our experience.
They are based on outmoded dualistic thinking.

God is One.

And His nature is Love.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

The Temptations of Power.

When people gain power they are subject to various temptations which result in evil in our world.

They can be tempted to profit at the expense of others, betray their neighbors, consider themselves superior, use propaganda and brainwashing techniques to control people, use violence and war to win, gloat, cheat, and justify inequality.

They are tempted to harden their hearts and take advantage of people less fortunate than themselves.

And this is what has happened in our world.

But they are motivated by fear.

Pray for them.

And forgive them.

They don't know what they are doing.

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