Wednesday, 22 November 2017
There is a school of thought which suggests that if you just embrace political conservatism and adhere strictly to religious orthodoxy all will be well and you will be right with God.
Unfortunately this is not true.
Jesus said that the world did not know God.
And it still does not.
The political conservatism of the established religions owes more to the Pharisees than God.
It was the conservative religious authorities in league with the dominant power of the world which killed Jesus.
So the idea that we should conform to the expectations of the Church and the corporate plutocrats is bankrupt.
God does not punish us.
He nurtures us like a loving Father.
Hell is out of character for a loving God.
Rewards and punishments, heaven and hell are control techniques used by the conservative establishment.
They have been corrupted by the ways of the world.
God's ways are different:
Mercy, forgiveness, compassion, goodness, love.
All these things come from God.
And this is good news for us all.
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