Friday, 31 August 2018

Our Father.


Our Father,

Whose Love is Heaven.

May your Name be respected.

May your Kingdom come,

May your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us today our daily food.

May we forgive others as we have been forgiven.

Save us in the time of tribulation,

And deliver us from evil.

For yours is the Way,

The Light and the Truth,

For Ever and Ever.

Amen.


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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Have a Heart.


What does it mean to have a heart?

It means to care about others no matter what their circumstances.

It means to show compassion not derision.

It means to forgive and not hold grudges.

It means to give generously to those in need.

It means to include everyone.

It means to give someone another chance.

But most of all it means to love unconditionally.


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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Anti-Hero.


The flip-side of the peace and love movement of the 1960s was the anti-hero James Bond.

Bond was selfish, sexist, mercenary, hedonistic, and violent.

He was hardly the example you would want to follow.

But this dark fantasy indulged the shadow side of the Baby-Boomers.

It was glamorous, seductive, and deadly.

And that was just the good guys.


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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Pleasure.


Pleasure is not bad or banned.

Pleasure is not in the hands of the devil.

The devil is not a real being in any case.

The devil is an explanation invented to answer the question: Why is there evil in a world created by a good God?

There are other explanations: ignorance and fear for example.

So we should not fear pleasure.

As usual moderation is the key.


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Monday, 27 August 2018

Chains.


Rock music stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain.

It addicts you to pleasure like a drug.

This is why you see young people on public transport and in the streets with earplugs in listening to rock music all the time.

They are pleasuring themselves to escape work and school which makes too great demands on them.

But they are in chains.

Addiction to pleasure is slavery.

And it costs you more than just money.


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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Slavery.


The slavery which results from addiction to pleasure is quite deliberately induced.

Rock stars and celebrities deliberately lead people into sin in order to chain them to the devil.

"Addicted to Love", "I'm in Chains", "Slave to the Rhythm" etc..

This (they believe) leads to death which is the spiritual state of separation from God.

You will see many images of death: skulls, graves, black, funerals, veils etc. in their videos.

This is malicious.

They hope that your soul will be damned to hell.

But there is no devil in reality.

No hell to go to.

God's mercy and forgiveness are infinite.

He will rescue you and save you from evil.


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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Free!


Rock stars like to portray religion as a prison from which you can be liberated.

Church is boring and sex is freedom.

But this is backwards.

The promiscuous sex pushed by rock stars ends in chains.

We become slaves to sin.

Or at least that is their intention.

The truth is that religion or a good relationship with God sets you free!

Free to live.

And free to love.

So don't fall for the tricks of rock musicians.

They are agents of the devil and they want your soul in hell.


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Friday, 24 August 2018

Gay Spirituality.


Many people think that you cannot be homosexual and spiritual as well.

As if the two are mutually exclusive.

But homosexuality is ruled by the astrological sign of Aquarius.

And it is the Age of Aquarius that we are entering now.

So perhaps it is amongst the gay community that we will find the new revelations.

At the very least homosexuality will be a big issue in Aquarius.

As it is now!

Gay rights and religion are converging in irresistible waves.

The issue of homosexuality and God will be addressed at last.


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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Gay Rights.


Whenever gay rights is discussed in the Church the first thing they say is: "We can't upset the faithful."

Why not?

Bigotry, prejudice, and hatred should be challenged.

If this upsets them so be it.

"But they might leave."

So what.

Better that they leave than they enforce their bigotry and hatred in the Church.

God is a God of Love.

He is not a God of vengeance.

And He is not a moral wowser.

Jesus came that we could experience life in all its abundance.

For he knew the abundance of God's Love.

Better to please the vast majority of tolerant people who don't go to church.

They might come.

It is not for us to sit in judgement.

It is for us to reflect the great Love of God.

For God condemns no one.


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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

No Credibility.


The Religious Right in America has no credibility.

Calling Barak Obama the Anti-Christ and voting for Donald Trump after impeaching Bill Clinton on the grounds of character beggars belief.

Their mentality bears no resemblance to reality.

And, although they say that rock music is the music of the devil, they blame the victims not the perpetrators.

They persecute minorities.

They scapegoat gays.

And they endorse the rich.

They think that Christianity is white capitalist conservatism.

And this is all done on the basis of politics.

The Religious Right in America has no credibility.


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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Peter and Paul.


St. Peter and St. Paul did not have the same level of understanding as Jesus.

Jesus knew God.

He knew that God was not a punisher of women and men.

He knew that the Pharisees were wrong.

But Peter and Paul still retained some of the worldly philosophy of the Pharisees.

A philosophy that preached rewards and punishments.

So when Jesus was crucified we were left with a lesser understanding.

And this lesser understanding has prevailed to this day.


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Monday, 20 August 2018

Human Nature.


It is human nature to think we are better than others.

It is human nature to claim higher status.

It is human nature to rationalize our privileges.

It is human nature to attack challengers.

It is human nature to kill threats.

But these things are done out of fear.

History shows mankind returning to these crimes again and again.

We will never overcome these problems until we learn to overcome our fears.

And these existential fears can only be overcome by faith.

Faith that the all-powerful Creator of the universe loves us and wishes our well-being.

Faith that our all-loving Father will provide for us.

This is not to say that God showers us with money.

But there will always be enough.

Enough to live.

Then our fears will leave us and we will be free!

Free to give generously to others.

Free to live with less.

Free to give out of humble gratitude.

Free to share.

Free to live.

Free to love.


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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Shangri-La.


All human beings long for Shangri-La.

The lost kingdom of mysticism, harmony, longevity, and happiness.

And so it is with the Kingdom of God.

We must act out the values of the Kingdom of God as described in the Beatitudes.

Then the Kingdom will appear amidst the kingdoms of the world.

And we will be free.


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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Obstacle.


Although most Progressive Christians agree that unconditional love is the key to the New Paradigm.

I believe that there is a negative spiritual and psychic influence which must be overcome if we are to develop spiritually.

Satanism in rock music and popular culture poisons us and sabotages our spiritual quest.

This is darkness, death, and evil.

And it saturates our media.

This holds us back, turns us away. and blocks our way.

So unplug your earphones and turn off the T.V..

Listen to sacred classical music.

And meditate on the scriptures.

Then you will begin to move towards the Light.


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Friday, 17 August 2018

Devil-Worship.


And this is why rock stars and celebrities who have turned against God and His Church will be exonerated.

Because they have rejected a false image of God.

The traditional image of God as a harsh judge and punisher of men and women.

God is seen as such a bastard that even Satan seems more reasonable.

They turn to the devil and do his work in the world.

Or so they think.

For there is no devil in reality.

Only God's Love.


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Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Dark Arts.


The followers of Satan practise the dark arts.

Rock stars, celebrities, and sportsmen who have sold their souls push negativity, harm, and poison.

They deal in negations, curses, and darkness.

They stress the negative interpretations of your astrological signs and planets.

They steal and they sabotage.

They do this in the belief that this backwards religion is somehow powerful magic.

They hope for a reward from Satan himself.

This is the basis of their irrational practices.

But this has no basis in reality.

There is no devil.

No dark powers.

Their harmful practices are in vain.

For there is only one supernatural power.

That is God.

And He is good.


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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Be the Difference.


"Be the difference you want to make in the world."

This quote is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.

Although it is not exactly what he said it is good advice none the less.

And this is how it is with the Kingdom of God.

We must be the Beatitudes.

Then we will be the Kingdom of God.

Otherwise we reflect the values of the world as taught by the mass-media.

And the Kingdom of God is lost.


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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Kingdom Of God.


Christians have long sought the Kingdom of God.

But what is this mysterious Kingdom?

The Church has traditionally taught that membership of the institutional Church equates to the Kingdom of God.

But this conflicts with the Beatitudes which set out the values of the Kingdom.

The Church has all too often not reflected these values.

Jesus said, "'the kingdom of God is among you.'"  Luke 17:21 (NRSV)

But I say if you practise the values of the Kingdom - mercy, compassion, and love - then you are in the Kingdom of God.

In this way the Kingdom of God exists among the kingdoms of the world but does not reflect the values of the world.

And "If God is for us who is against us?"  Romans 8:31 (NRSV)


[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, 13 August 2018

Life-Wish.


Popular music and entertainment contains a hidden death-wish.

The desperate pleasure-seeking and self-destructive substance abuse encouraged in venues and pubs and in our popular culture leads to a burnt-out emptiness.

But faith can lead us to a life-wish.

Love for the real God is life and health.

To be enfolded in His loving embrace is to love life and goodness.

"What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it."  John 1:3-5 (NRSV)

"'I am the bread of life.'"  John 6:48 (NRSV)

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city."  Revelation 22:1,2 (NRSV)

So throw away your death music and come out of the darkness.

Love God and love your neighbor.

Your love will be requited.

And your heart will be alive!


[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, 12 August 2018

Healthy.


Rather than abstaining from sex out of fear we should be cultivating a healthy attitude towards sex in general, and homosexuality in particular.

Satanism in rock music, sports, and entertainment is obsessed with sex.

But Satanism's attitude to sex is negative.

It teaches that sex is bad and filthy and that you deserve to be punished with hell.

Hence the Hellfire Club and images of flames associated with sex.

Satanism also teaches that all sex is of the devil.

But this is a blatant lie.

Sex was created by God.

It is the propagation of life itself.

And as the creator of new life sex is intimately associated with God.

So we should not abstain from sex in order to be spiritual but we should cultivate a healthy attitude which normalizes sex and homosexuality as an aspect of God.


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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Heaven.


At first when I read the parable of The Laborers in the Vineyard  I thought that the daily wage (the penny in some translations) referred to the afterlife - i.e. that everyone would receive the same in Heaven.

But I now think it refers to the recompense that people receive on earth.

The daily wage (or penny) was a living wage - i.e. it was enough to live on - and everyone was to receive enough to live on no matter how much work (or whatever work) they had done.

It is a model for workplace relations.

The reason that I have changed my position on the afterlife is because elsewhere Jesus speaks about rewards in Heaven.

I am loath to use the word rewards because it suggests its opposite - punishments - as well.

I do not believe that God punishes anyone.

So there can be no hell.

But there may still be a Heaven.

It would appear that God makes reparation for our sufferings on earth.

Undeserved persecution and attacks which we experience on earth are repaid in Heaven.

God would also appear to make requital for our services on earth.

The good and loving actions that we perform on earth are also repaid in Heaven.

So there is no hell.

But there may be reparation and requital in Heaven. 


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Friday, 10 August 2018

Edo.


In Edo - the old name for the capital of Japan - the artist's quarter was known for its cross-cultural, classless community.

Men and women from all stations of society mixed together with artists, geisha, and samurai.

The most swashbuckling samurai were known for their sexual exploits with both men and women.

And women were considered artists as well as men.

It is interesting to note that this phenomenon developed in one of the world's most structured societies.

It was like an undercurrent or a release-valve for the pressures of a demanding culture.


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Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Suits.


The suits are not gods on earth they are in league with the devil-worshippers who control what we think.

Spin doctors and people who deal in perceptions have allied themselves with devil-worshippers in rock music and entertainment to establish total control of the zeitgeist.

They call them the Gestapo.

And through them they control everyone.

They control the media and they control the government.

They control who we hate and they control our vote.

They plot to disempower us and blame the innocent.

But they are playing a dangerous game.

Because if you try to use evil to win you will find that it is evil which is using you.

"And the devil claimed his soul." (Faust)


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Devil-Worshippers.


Make no mistake there are those in this world who have turned to Satan.

Rock  musicians, movie stars, sports men and women.....

We are in the grip of their web of evil.

Poison saturates the mass-media.

We are cursed and tempted.

Disturbed and distracted.

But we take it all at face value.

And deny that it exists.

Look a little deeper.

Underneath the mask.

She is dancing with the devil.

They are taking the devil's advice.

You will find poisonous negativity.

Subtle sabotage and sin.

Only then will you be enlightened. 


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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Hippie-Haters.


It came as something of a surprise to realize that I am still persecuted by homophobic Hippie-haters.

The right-wing big business plutocrats of our world conspire with media-moguls, Fundamentalist Christians, and Satanic rock musicians to wipe out everything that the Hippie Generation stood for and achieved.

And the surprises don't end there.

The rock legends and superstars who we trusted and endorsed betrayed us as well.

Peace and love became sex and drugs and rock and roll and the hope of the Hippies became decadent hedonism.

But it was not until the 1980s that the full evil of rock music was revealed.

Generation X turned to Satan and professed pure evil.

This was when the right-wing politicians and plutocrats conspired with their evil to attack and intimidate us.

My generation was bashed into submission and reconstructed as politically impotent consumers.

Now all that remains are: holidays, shopping, must-see T.V., tickets, and sports.

Our idealism and spirituality are no more.

But there is a glimmer of hope.

An independent Internet allows anonymous support for social activism.

And Progressive Christianity provides an alternative to right-wing Fundamentalism.

Evangelical Christians in the U.S. have lost all credibility by backing the usurper Trump.

Their hysterical calls on the character of Bill Clinton look hopelessly hypocritical against the record of Donald Trump.

And their appeal to the youth of America has all but evaporated.

A new generation of politically active youngsters is leading the revolt against the Status Quo.

It can only be hoped that the Hippie Generation can rouse themselves from their sleep and back up the new activism.

We need new politicians who are prepared to stand up for what they believe and take on the plutocrats and the media-moguls with the support of the majority.

But a word of warning.

Don't allow rock musicians to take the lead.

Satanists in rock music betrayed the Hippie Generation into lives of drugs, divorce, and degradation.

And they will do it again.

So look to ordinary heroes for leadership.

Celebrity is bankrupt.

We must find others to lead.     


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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Public Opinion.


The corporate plutocrats who rule our world have conspired with Satanists in the mass-media to establish total control of public opinion.

Control of image and public perception through manipulation of unconscious words and images through the collective unconscious has resulted in mass brain-washing and deception.

We are distracted and controlled.

We are threatened and intimidated.

And all idealism is sacrificed in the name of pragmatism.

And it is not just news media and T.V. but Satanists in rock music and entertainment.

They use their backwards magic to control image and perception. 

We have been deceived.

We have been betrayed.

Turn off the T.V., unplug your earphones.

We are in the grip of evil.


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Monday, 6 August 2018

God.


Jesus said that the world did not know God.

This is because the authorities of this world, which includes the Churches, seek to establish control of the masses.

Therefore they preach judgement and heaven and hell.

This is motivated by their fear of losing their positions of power and privilege.

So the shepherds are corrupt.

Jesus taught us that God is like a loving Father.

He called Him Abba - Papa.

He said, "'The Father judges no one.'"  John 5:22 (NRSV)
And, "'You judge by human standards, I judge no one.'"  John 8:15 (NRSV)

What is this God like who judges no one and loves us like a Father?

He is wholly good.

He is beautiful and sublime.

He is Holy - He transcends sin and evil.

There is no darkness in Him.

He is a rock.

He is quick to forgive.

His mercy is infinite.

And His Love is everlasting.


[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, 5 August 2018

Good.


It comes as something of a surprise to realize that much of what we take for granted is evil.

Quite apart from the brutal regime of the corporate plutocrats we are prey to evil influences in our entertainment.

Rock music, reality T.V., movies, sports, literature.....

All of these daily influences have been infiltrated by those who have sold their souls to the devil for fame and fortune.

They practise covert Satanism which poisons and curses us all.

But God is good.

And He wishes us to do good in the world.

But we are distracted and disturbed.

We are corrupted and compromised.

Where then is the good?

We are told to be wicked, filthy, despicable; rogues, scoundrels, villains.....

Stars are notorious, dark, blasphemous, evil.....

We must turn away from them.

And find our salvation in God.

God is good.

And He wishes us to do good in the world:

Mercy, forgiveness, compassion, charity, generosity, altruism, solidarity, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, constance.....

But most of all we must show love.


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Saturday, 4 August 2018

The Dark.


The majority of young people don't think they need to go to church.

What they don't realize is that they are prey to evil forces in our society.

Satanists in rock music, sports, and entertainment poison and curse us daily.

And the brutal philosophy of the corporate plutocrats who rule our world corrupts and oppresses us.

So young people need more than ever to go to church.

Unfortunately many Churches still preach sin and redemption and many still harbor phobias about sex, women, and homosexuals.

There are Churches that are addressing these issues.

But young people are unaware of these Churches.

And they are unaware of the benefits that flow from the Love of God.

Modern culture makes us lonely, alienated, depressed, and neurotic.

God's Love frees us.

It opens our hearts and lifts us up.

And then we can leave the dark behind.


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Friday, 3 August 2018

God's Gay Sons.


God loves gay men as a father loves his gay sons.

He does not discriminate.

He does not condemn.

But He loves us as we are.

And He wishes the best for us.

As a father wishes for all his children.


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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Father of Fathers.


God is the Father of all fathers.

He is the Ultimate Reality.

He is above all earthly authorities.

He is beyond all worldly failings.

He is transcendent - beyond evil and sin.

He is Light without shadow.

He is Life without death.

He is Love without hatred.

He is the Alpha and the Omega.

The Beginning and the End.

It is from Him that we have come

And it is to Him that we return.


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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A Father's Love.


God loves men as a father loves his sons.

If God were our King then the fathers of our society would love their sons and daughters as God loves them.

But this is not restricted to family members.

God's family includes all people.

So businessmen, C.E.O.s, Boards of Directors, politicians should all love their workers as a father loves his own children.

Were we to realize God's Love we would lose our fear and give love to all those we encounter.

And the world would be a different place.


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Evil.


What you have to realize is that if you turn to evil and use evil to win.

(Thinking that the end justifies the means.)

Then you will find that it is evil which is using you.


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