Sunday, 31 March 2019

Enlightenment.


What do we expect when we seek Enlightenment?

The word itself suggests a state of mind.

Like the halos around the heads of saints.

But true Enlightenment is about the heart.

Where there is Light there is Love.

And the ultimate Enlightenment is to experience the Love of God.

But it does not stop there.

We must learn to give love.

Not to be just passive receivers.

But to be active givers.

To give our love to God and to others.

Then we are truly Enlightened.


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Saturday, 30 March 2019

The New Mentality.


Rather than the negative mentality which we get from rock music and T.V.:

A mentality of extreme pleasure seeking which is called bad, wicked, and sinful.

With its partner materialism and their daughters: fame, money, status, war, violence, and ego.

We should be attuning ourselves to the New Mentality.

This New Mentality owes something to the positive aspects of religion:

Consideration for others, charity, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, gratitude.

And some aspects of Yoga:

Positive thinking, selflessness, discipline, mindfulness, contemplation.

But this New Mentality brings with it something original:

Humanitarianism, universal brotherhood, tolerance, integrity, freedom, and unconditional love.

So tune in to God.

And the New Mentality.   


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Friday, 29 March 2019

Gay God.


Is God gay?

This may seem like a silly question.

But most religions depict God as masculine.

And most of those beloved of God are men.

So is God gay?

Rumi, the Islamic Sufi poet, wrote about the intoxicating love of God.

But his mentor, the one who introduced him to these ideas, was a man - Shams-i-Tabrizi.

Their love is legendary.

And the poetry is beautiful.

God loves men and women equally.

He is our Mother/Father.

So it is not altogether outrageous to characterize God as gay.

He engages in same-sex love relationships.

And He embodies all kinds of love.

Including gay love.

All people are made in the image of God.

God is heterogeneous.

But He may also be homosexual.


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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Idolatry.


It is my opinion that worshipping the person of Jesus is a form of idolatry.

Many Christian Churches teach that salvation comes from Jesus himself.

They ignore Jesus' teachings and push the Sinner's Prayer.

They teach sexism and preach gay-hate.

But when the voice of God came in the cloud at the Transfiguration it said "Listen to him.".

It did not say "Worship him."

It did not say "Believe in him."

It said "Listen to him."

Listen to his teachings and his parables.

For it is these that will save us.


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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Self-Deception.


Often people in the Church will claim some virtue which they do not possess or claim to be doing something which others are doing.

This is self-deception.

It is the feel good factor of the Church.

And they will defend it with their lives.

If you challenge them they will turn on you.

The first thing they will do is accuse you of what you have criticized in them.

They become threatening.

This is their fear.

And this merely serves to perpetuate the problems which plague the Churches.

Literalism, legalism, Phariseism, hypocrisy, bigotry, bullying, deceit - all these things persist in the Churches.

And they will continue until the people in the Churches overcome their fears and look honestly at their own efforts.


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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Spiritual Corruption.


The Religious Right has corrupted itself by siding with right-wing plutocrats in the corporations.

In exchange for the money and power which was on offer they sold the Holy Spirit to the corporations and their allies Generation X.

This is spiritual corruption.

It began when Pope John Paul II sold out to Ronald Reagan's plot to defeat Communism in Russia.

Reagan used Satanic rock bands to foment rebellion in the youth and the Holy Spirit from the Church to break the atheist Commies.

This was spiritual corruption.

And the right-wing political machine made Generation X their most preferred nation.

While condemning the left-wing Baby-Boomers as agents of Satan.

But this is backwards.

Generation X are self-professed bad guys and they openly side with the devil.

The Hippies and Baby-Boomers still believe in a benevolent God.

It was their rock stars that practised Satanism not the Hippies themselves.

Whereas Generation X openly support Satan.

So to attempt to give Generation X a spiritual blessing as well as the material advantages they received from the plutocrats is in fact to bless the devil and curse the good.

But because the good are in favor of equality and the redistribution of wealth the plutocrats hate them and try to use the Church to damn them out of spite.

This is where the Religious Right have corrupted themselves for power and money.

They have sold out the Holy Spirit.

And corrupted their faith.


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Monday, 25 March 2019

Corrupt.


The Religious Right is corrupt.

They side with big business corporations and conservative economic forces against anyone who challenges the rich.

They demonize their political enemies.

And they damn their social enemies.

They scapegoat gays and lesbians.

And they dictate to Christians.

This is corruption.

They conspire with right-wing media moguls and they extort money from their followers.

And this is because their motive is power.

They have corrupted themselves for worldly power.

But their reign is coming to an end.

Their mentality is madness.

And their philosophy is bankrupt.

The Religious Right have corrupted themselves. 


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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Is the Devil Going Broke?


Now that people can download music and movies from free sources those who serve Satan in the music and movie industries cannot make a living out of it.

Sure the content still goes into the minds of young and old alike but they cannot make millions out of it as they have in the past.

This unexpected side-effect of the Internet has wide-ranging implications.

For one: How come Satan can't make them rich anymore?

Maybe he never did.

I do not believe in a supernatural devil.

But I do believe that people in the music and movie industries do believe that Satan is real and sell their souls in the traditional fashion for fame and fortune.

But if the devil cannot deliver the fortune promised what is the point?

Maybe we will see the end of Satanism in music and movies.

Personally I hope so. 

If the devil is bankrupt who will want him?


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Saturday, 23 March 2019

The Perception of Good and Evil.


Our corporate owned media are in the business of manipulating our perceptions of good and evil.

Following the example of the late Ronald Reagan, who used this technique to defeat Communism in Russia, they blacken their enemies and whitewash their political allies.

Anyone on the political left is demonized and anyone on the right is sainted.

The obvious example of this is Fox News.

In fact the entire empire of Rupert Murdoch engage in this practice.

They conduct hate campaigns against left-wing political leaders and romanticize the right.

This, of course, is exactly what Hitler did in 1930s Germany.

But the addition of mass mind-control techniques from George Orwell's novel 1984 make it all the worse.

And Rupert Murdoch controls the entire world of news.

So this is a global campaign.

And this is in league with Satanists in rock music and entertainment who use black magic techniques to control people's perceptions.

Anything backwards or upside-down is suspect.

They also use astrology as Ronald Reagan did.

So they have the support of both Satanists and the Religious Right.

They use the Religious Right to control the blessings of the Holy Spirit which they apply to their political allies.  And they demonize and damn their political enemies.

So be aware that there is a plot to subjugate humanity to the will of the rich right-wing ideologues.

But there is a God.

And He is true.

Pray to God and He will deliver you.


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Friday, 22 March 2019

Raw Power.


Satanists in rock music, entertainment, and sports function through the acquisition and application of raw power.

And as such they are attracted to the astrological sign of Scorpio and the planet Pluto.

These aspects can be found in their horoscopes.

But because these are hidden things this may not be immediately apparent.

They accumulate anything which gives them power including black magic and making pacts with the devil.

Many follow the teachings of Aleister Crowley who was a Satanist and black magician at the turn of the 20th Century.

They manipulate images, use subliminal suggestion and unconscious control methods.

Anything backwards or upside-down is Satanic.

But no matter how deceptive or powerful they may be God is more powerful and truthful than them.

God has ways of acting that are greater than anything raw power can do.

But make no mistake God does not destroy evil.

He seeks to redeem and reconcile them.

Why?

Because deliberate evil like this is based on a false premise.

The idea that God is a harsh judge and punisher of men and women, especially in relation to sex which is one of their main concerns.

So they have rejected a false image of God and been led astray by lies and deceptions.

God seeks to redeem them and reconcile them to His Divine Love.

So we should not oppose evildoers but pray for them as Jesus taught us.

God will answer. 


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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Thank You.


Lord,

Let us never take your Love

for granted.

Let us always give you thanks.

For now we have Life,

Having known death.

And now we see Heaven,

Having known hell.


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

It is Written.


We think that because something is written in the Bible it must be true.

But the evidence of modern scholarship would suggest that this is not the case.

Words have been put into the mouth of Jesus and even into the mouth of God.

The Gospel of John contains long passages attributed to Jesus which do not appear in the other Gospels.

This has led scholars to assert that the Gospel of John is not historical but developed theology about Jesus.

The short aphoristic sayings and parables in the Synoptic Gospels are much more in keeping with the oral tradition of teachers at that time.

But the habit of Old Testament writers of putting their messages into the mouth of God is much more problematical.

Violent, judgemental, and legalistic passages in the Old Testament are unlikely to be literally the words of God.

Ancient authors could only write according to the understanding and worldview that existed at the time.

This is where tradition breaks down.

These primitive attitudes to God have been passed down from generation to generation.

But humankinds' image of God evolves as the Bible progresses.

There are passages which contradict earlier passages in the text.

The God of Jesus bears no resemblance to the harsh God of the Old Testament.

So now, 2000 years later, humanity is ready for a new image of God.

A God who is transcendent.

Beyond our human expectations of punishment and judgement.
   
A God who is wholly good.

The God whom Jesus of Nazareth knew.


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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

At Work.


God is at work in the world.

He answers prayers.

And He acts through people.

But there are less people available to Him because so few people worship Him or call on Him in prayer.

The rest of us are busy enjoying ourselves or following rock stars and celebrities of dubious virtue.

But God is available to us.

It is up to us to call on His Love.

And see that God is at work in the world.


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Monday, 18 March 2019

The Universal Field.


Science is looking for a Universal Field.

This Universal Field would explain how light and matter form in the universe.

It would also explain gravity and the Big Bang.

My theory is that the Universal Field is God's Love.

Stephen Hawking said that science was investigating the Mind of God.

But I say that the Unfathomable Mystery is God's Love.


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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Evil.


Evil = Fear²

Evil is a rebellion against the harsh God of vengeance and judgement.

But this false image of God is itself based on fear.

Fear that God will reject us and punish us.

But this punitive, petty God is not the Reality.

In fact God loves us and cares for us.

He is our loving Father.

So take the fear away.

And where is evil?


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Saturday, 16 March 2019

One.


There is no dualism.

There is only one supernatural being.

And that is God.

Everything exists in God.

The universe is a masterpiece of recycling.

Nothing ever dies.

It is just transformed.

There is no devil, no dark powers.

Evil in our world is a product of fear.

We have free will.

And we make mistakes.

This is how we learn.

But help is always available.

God's Love is there for us if we ask.

There is nothing to fear from God.

God is Love.

And God is One.


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Friday, 15 March 2019

Stable.


What seems to us to be inanimate matter is in fact full of energy.

And the solid and firm is in fact a form of stability.

It is energy bound into solid form.

Without the solid forms of matter that surround us we would not be able to function.

We need stability to live.

And this stability is a manifestation of God's Love.

God has made for us a beautiful garden in which to live.

Thanks be to God.


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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Death is Not.


Rather than thinking in dualistic terms of life and death we should be thinking of inanimate objects as undergoing transformation.

For example: a dead branch on a tree is not really dead.
It is transformed as fuel for a fire into heat, or as wood for a table, or it decomposes as humus to help trees and plants grow and flower and produce fruit.

When the soul or spirit leaves the human body it lives on in the Life of God.  The body decomposes as fuel or humus in the same way.

So nothing ever dies.

It is just transformed.

And science verifies this.

E = MC²

Matter is not dead it is full of energy.

So God, as the Life of the universe, grows, flowers, and transforms but never dies. 


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Death of Death.


The famous hymn that states "Death of death and hell's destruction", instead of the traditional deadly sins and burn in hell, is closer to the truth than orthodox theology.

When you make contact with the Living God the Life and Light and Love that emanate from Him see the death of death and the destruction of hell.

Because we see that death never existed and there can be no hell.

The Love of God transcends our primitive ideas of dualism - death, the devil, hell - and His Light shows us the Reality:

That God is all Good, all Life, all Light, and all Love.

He does not punish us.

He does not judge us.

He loves us.

So there can be no hell.

The old hymn turns out to be correct.


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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Words of Life.


Having discovered the evil in rock music I returned to the Church in the hope of finding an answer.

And there I found the Words of Life:

Life. Light. Love.

Mercy. Compassion. Forgiveness.

Charity. Selflessness. Giving.

Courage. Peace. Day.

"Love God and love your neighbor."

Deliverance. Salvation. Good.

These are the Words of Life.


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Monday, 11 March 2019

Death Music.


Rock music is the music of death:

Death. Darkness. Hate.

Meanness. Selfishness. Taking.

Cynicism. Ridicule. Bullying.

Fear. Violence. Night.

"We are the Dead."

Materialism. Blasphemy. Evil.

Rock music is the music of devil-worship.


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Sunday, 10 March 2019

God's Fool.


When the world starts telling you you are a fool you will know you are on the right track.

God's goodness and virtue are foolishness to the world.

What fool sacrifices his advantage for the sake of principle?

What fool rejects temptation for the sake of virtue?

God's Fool.

The Love of God is a treasure with no equal.

We are willing to sacrifice everything for this treasure.

And be called fools by the world.


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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Back to Basics.


We have lost sight of all honesty and integrity.

With the advent of Market Values has come a justification of corruption in the name of profit.

Anything that makes money is justified.

Honesty and integrity are no longer required.

It is time to get back to basics.

Why?

Because corruption and evil cause untold suffering for the many.

A privileged few may profit from these hidden practices.

But "what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?"  Matthew 16:26 (NRSV)

In the end our life is in the hands of God.

"and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"  Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

This is basic honesty and compassion.

The world will tell you to want and to acquire, to spend and to own, to listen and to watch.

They will say, "There is no God."

For money is their god.

But Jesus said, "'No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and wealth.'"  Matthew 6:24 (NRSV)

"But" you say, "We have to work in order to live."

"And they own everything."

But God is greater than the plutocrats who rule our world.

God can get you a job.

You can even work for God.

He has ways that are beyond the understanding of the masters.

We can even help to make straight the ways of the plutocrats.

So return to your native ideals and virtues.

And pray for the fathers to turn 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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Friday, 8 March 2019

Zion.


"In the days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills.  People shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say: 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.'"  Micah 4:1,2 (NRSV)

This prophecy- that many shall recognize Zion as the house of the True God - is imminent.

When the fathers recognize God's sovereignty the world will be transformed.

Their hearts will be opened.

They will let go of their fear.

And there will be an end to war and oppression.

"they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."  Micah 4:3 (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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Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Good News.


Hear the Good News:

God does not punish us.

God does not judge us.

God does not ban sex.

God does not condemn homosexuals.

God does not subjugate women.

God welcomes everyone.

He is our loving Father.

And He loves us like His children.

He is always available to help.

His mercy is sure.

His forgiveness is absolute.

And His Love is everlasting.

Pray to God with a sincere heart.

And He will hear you.


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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The New Age.


After 2000 years of the Age of Pisces we are now entering the Age of Aquarius.

This New Age will see a new religious paradigm.

It will be based on human values.

And it will be international and interfaith.

The Christian component of this New Paradigm will reflect the human nature of Jesus.

His inclusive humanity.

And his human faith.

God will be seen as merciful, forgiving, compassionate, and loyal.

A loving Father to all humanity.

The attitude to sex in general and homosexuality in particular will be more liberal.

Moderation will replace self-denial in relation to pleasure.

And non-violence will replace aggression in relation to conflict.

Unconditional love will replace conditional love.

And mercy will replace judgement.

In fact humanity may be ready to see the reality that God judges no one but loves and redeems even the most evil of sinners.

We may see the end of duality - the knowledge of good and evil.

And see a transcendent God - beyond sin and evil - who is wholly good, all light, and ever-loving.

This God is Love.


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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A Greater Power.


There is a greater power in our world than the corporate plutocrats who control our employment.

And that is the Living God.

The creator and sustainer of the whole universe.

If you put your faith in Him you will be free of the fear and intimidation that the plutocrats impose.

We all have to eat.

God will feed you.

We all have to work.

Work for God.

God will provide.

There will always be enough.

Put your faith in Him.


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Monday, 4 March 2019

Turning World.


Time.

Since the 1980s when the conservative capitalist conglomerate turned the zeitgeist to the right and the anti-gay religious lobby ruled we have seen inequality and intolerance increase.

But with the emergence of the Religious Left and the education of young people the spirit of the age is beginning to turn.

The gay scapegoat, so popular with the Fundamentalists, is no longer valid.  83% of people under 24 supported gay marriage in Australia.

And when asked about gay marriage 100% of participants in a Progressive Christian conference were in favor.

So things are beginning to change.

Young people in the U.S. are beginning to become politically active, particularly in relation to gun control.

And most of them are Democrats.

This is the beginning of change.

The backlash against the Fascism of Donald Trump is greater than his manifesto.

And a left-wing Pope will change history.

The return of the religious question will change everything.

Mercy, compassion, peace, love.....

These things will change the world.

And gay people will be free at last.

   
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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Gay.


Imagine what it would be like to be told that you are excluded from God's Love.

And not only that but that God hates you.

Imagine how that would make you feel.

This is exactly what young gay and lesbian people are being told.

Is it any wonder that most of them say they don't believe in God.

Better no God at all than a God who is like that.

Some may even turn to Satan out of desperation.

Satan may seem reasonable compared to such a God.

But fortunately this is not true.

God loves gays and lesbians.

They are His gay sons and daughters.

But unfortunately they never hear this message.

The media is saturated with the most extreme views.

Especially regarding homosexuality.

So tell your gay friends and relatives that God loves them.

They are not excluded from the Kingdom of God.

And they will be accepted into Heaven when they die.


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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Gay Scapegoat.


The attempts by some high ranking Cardinals in the Catholic Church to blame homosexuals for the child sexual abuse scandals is yet another example of the Church's seemingly endless capacity to avoid responsibility for what has taken place in its own organization.

Some have called for homosexuals to be banned from ordination.

As if this would somehow solve the problem and absolve them of guilt.

How they could blame homosexuals for the sex-slavery of nuns I don't know.

Homosexuality is not pedophilia.

Sex between two consenting adults bears no resemblance to the abuse of minors.

The Catholic Church seems hellbent on avoiding the question of sexual repression caused by celibacy.

The only way to overcome sexual abuse by clergy is to change the Churches' teachings on sex.

A healthy, positive attitude to our human sexuality is the only answer.

So instead of avoiding the issues and looking for a scapegoat the Churches should look to their own abusive teachings and doctrines.

Only then will the abuse stop,


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Friday, 1 March 2019

CCTV.


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 classic 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 Speak, The Ministry of Truth.....

They also use abbreviations all the time.

All of these things come from the pages of 1984.

CCTV is just one of them.


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