Friday, 31 January 2020

Ordeal.


"After this I looked. and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands."  Revelation 7:9 (NRSV)

"'These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.'"  Revelation 7:14 (NRSV)

Gay people have been through a great ordeal.

AIDS and the accompanying violence and hate have subjected all gay people to intense suffering.

And they have washed their robes white.

Therefore they will be blessed and honored in Heaven for Eternity.

"'and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'"  Revelation 7:17 (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, 30 January 2020

Spiritual.


The Baby-Boomers are spiritual people.

That is why the powers of this world hate them.

Jesus said to his disciples: "'The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.'"  John 7:7 (NRSV)

The ideals and socialist politics of the Baby-Boomers are despised by the corporate plutocrats and their political puppets who now rule our world.

And they are the victims of a prolonged hate campaign which uses violence and evil to defeat them.

So, far from the hell to which the Religious Right has condemned us, we will be blessed and honored in Heaven for Eternity.


[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, 29 January 2020

Fear 2.


You may wonder how people who pray five times a day, give alms, and observe a month of fasting each year can be violent, cold, and threatening.

The answer is that their faith has been enforced by violence and fear.

If you teach people to obey God with violence and fear, insisting that this is the nature of God, then you will create violent, threatening people.

Violence begets violence.

And fear begets fear.

So passages in scripture which inspire fear should be ignored.

In fact we should be actively preaching against them.

God's nature is Love.

And "perfect love casts out fear." 1 John 4:18 (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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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Fear 1.


The Church has traditionally taught children to fear God.

Fear of punishment and fear of hell then motivates their actions as adults.

So those who seek to do God's work in the world are mostly motivated by fear.

The alternative is to do whatever you like and chase after pleasures which, they have been taught, results in hell.

So fear of damnation and eternal torment in hell lies beneath their good works.

But fear is no motivation.

Fear begets fear.

And terror beets terrorists.

So much of their good work is spoiled by fear.

Our task is to allay their fears.

And change their motivation from fear to love.


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Monday, 27 January 2020

Evil.


The problems that we are facing in our world now are basically the symptoms of a spiritual malaise.

Quite apart from the fact that rock music, entertainment, and sports contain covert Satanism the practices of our corporate masters and their political allies are evil.

Deliberate deception, smear campaigns, profiteering, irresponsibility, exploitation, lies, scapegoating, and hate are all symptoms of evil.

And it is covered in darkness.

The darkness of sin and corruption.

But a light is coming into our world.

And this light comes from God.

So we must follow the light and aspire to do good.

Honesty, integrity, truthfulness, courage, altruism, humanitarianism, charity, faith, and love are remedies for our current dilemma.

And worship and prayer will support our efforts.

So look to positive spiritual practices to correct what has been spoiled.

And ask God to help us.


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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Hate as a Political Weapon.


Since 1984 we have seen a continuous hate campaign against the left.

Ronald Reagan's hatred of the left-leaning Hippies combined with Generation X's hatred of their predecessors to destroy the left.

And labelling left-wing policies as the devil justified the Religious Right's hate.

They called Obama the Anti-Christ because he dared to propose health-care.

They claim that hate is a Biblical imperative.

Citing Old Testament texts which claim that God hates evil and sin.

But they ignore the words of Jesus: "'You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy."  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.'"  Matthew 5:43,44 (NRSV) 

Hate is not Christian.

Hate is the domain of the devil.

If there is one.

So they are not Christian because they ignore the words of Jesus himself.

And they have sold their souls for political power and privilege.                       


[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, 25 January 2020

Aquarius.


Aquarius is associated with light.

This is because Aquarius is represented by the stars in the night sky.

You may say that light in the Zodiac is represented by Leo (its opposite sign) and its ruler the Sun.

But opposite signs have a strong relationship in astrology and it must be remembered that the Sun is a star.

So the light that will come with Aquarius will enlighten humanity.

It may come slowly or in sudden revelations.

But it will come.


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Friday, 24 January 2020

The Age of Aquarius.


So what can we expect from the Age of Aquarius?

First of all we can expect an Epiphany of Light.

A new enlightenment of humankind.

This Light has already begun to come into our world.

It can be seen in the revelations of progressive religion.

And in the works of Pope Francis I, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and others.

But the darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Our world has been plunged into darkness and evil.

Fortunately the darkest hour has passed.

And we are entering a new reality.

But this is a gradual process.

It will not happen all at once.

The legalizing of gay marriages and their celebration in some Christian Churches is a sign of greater light.

The virtual curing of AIDS leads us out of fear and violence.

A resurgence of left-wing political thinking gives us hope.

But these things are encountering stubborn opposition from conservative forces.

If we can demonstrate that their fears are unfounded there may be progress.

But don't despair if progress is slow.

It is slow but slowly building.

And its author is God.


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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Spiritual Principles.


In order to progress on our path to God we must practise spiritual principles.

These spiritual principles include: mercy, forgiveness, compassion, charity, non-attachment, and devotion.

This is the next step that we must take after the practise of virtue.

And there can be no progress without them.

For example there can be no progress without forgiveness because we all make mistakes and if there is no forgiveness we cannot continue to progress.

So forgiveness is essential.

Many of these spiritual principles develop from the virtue of non-violence.

So God must be non-violent.

There is no judgement or vengeance in God.

These are primitive conceptions of God based on fear.

But there is no fear in God.

And no violence.

So we need not fear punishment.

There can be no hell.

The inmost nature of God is Love.

And it is Love that we can expect.


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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Virtue.


Most world religions and the science of Yoga recommend the practise of basic virtues.

These virtues include: honesty, truthfulness, sexual moderation, non-violence, and faith.

But these virtues are not ends in themselves.

They are mere imitations of the goodness of God.

God is wholly good.

He transcends evil and sin.

And His inmost nature is Love.

It is His will that we be united with Him.

Virtue is but one path to this end.

The Bhagavad-Gita says that if we embrace just one petal of this flower we possess the whole bloom.

So the practise of virtue is one part of our spiritual path to God.


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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Mr. Music.


I have often heard people say when the subject of drug abuse is discussed: "Why would people want to do that to themselves?"

The answer is in the music they listen to.

Drug use was (and still is) propagated by rock musicians.

It began in the 1960s, flourished in the 1970s, and has continued to this day.

Rock musicians tell us it is cool, it is harmless, it is desirable to take drugs.

Little known to us was the fact that drugs were used in Satanic rituals like those taught by Aleister Crowley.

And the rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s made no secret of their admiration for Aleister Crowley.

So, if you want to know why people take drugs, you need look no further than the rock music they listen to.


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Monday, 20 January 2020

To Be or Not To Be.

        

You can't make people act.

You may be able to inspire them to utter beautiful words and sentiments.

But you can't make them do anything

As Jesus said: "'You hypocrites!  Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said: "This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines."'"  Matthew 15:8,9 (NRSV)

Isaiah added: "learned by rote."  Isaiah 29:13 (NRSV)

So beware of those who speak beautifully and piously but do not act on their words.

They are practisng a feel-good religion which does not do what it says. 


[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, 19 January 2020

Education.


God does not destroy anyone.

God does not marginalize anyone.

God does not force anyone.

So instead of trying to beat people it is up to us to educate them.

Generation X were bad, violent, intimidating, and murderous.

They even described themselves as pure evil.

They said they were the generation from hell.

But God did not stop them.

They won the day.

Even though everything they said was wrong God would not destroy them.

For they are His children also.

What is needed is education.

They need to begin to learn some of the basic lessons of life.

First of all they said they were bad.

And this was endorsed by the corporate plutocrats.

This is the first lesson you would teach a child.

God is good.

So we should aspire to being good.

Secondly we should not resort to violence - physical, verbal, emotional, or physical - to win.

Thirdly we should not hate.

Hate destroys the target of hatred but it also destroys the hater.

Fourthly the purpose of life is not to accumulate money, possessions, and status.

Materialism is a bankrupt philosophy.

It will not make you happy.

Fifthly love is the universal panacea.

Without love we shrivel and die.

With love we blossom like a flower.

These are the basic lessons of life.

But until they realize we are stuck with violence and evil.


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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Love.


"'Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.'"  Matthew 5:44,45 (NRSV)

God does not punish the wicked.

He loves them as He loves the good.

This is because He knows why they do evil.

It is the result of fear and false teachings.

So He does not judge them.

But He loves them.

Because love is the universal panacea.

And it is love that they are seeking.

So we should love our enemies and those who do evil.

Because it is love that will save us.


[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, 17 January 2020

The Whore of Babylon.


In the same way as the Book of Revelation turns to violence to overcome evil it is assumed that God will punish the Whore.

Conservative religious peoples' obsession with sex is graphically demonstrated in the final book of the Bible.

It is assumed that God will impose moral purity.

But the Book of Revelation contains drastic errors.

And this is one of them.

God does not slaughter immoral people.

In fact God does not oppose healthy sexual practices at all.

And this includes homosexual practices.

The condemnation of sex and homosexuality is an error which is triggered by fear.

Sex is a natural part of life.

And homosexuality is a part of that life.

So don't base your beliefs on fantasies like the Book of Revelation.

God's methods are non-violent.

And His inmost nature is Love.


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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Non-Violence.


If the Mark of the Beast is violence.

And the Seal of God is non-violence.

Then how can the Book of Revelation be true?

In the Book of Revelation a white rider arises who defeats the Beast and his followers with the sword.

And all are judged according to their works.

This is a reversion to the theology of Natural Justice.

But if God's methods are non-violent how can this be true?

Conservative forces within the collective unconscious can influence dreams and visions.

And they have modified the prophecy in the Book of Revelation to bring it in line with their theology.

God does not use violence to overcome evil.

And God does not judge us.

This is the testimony of Jesus of Nazareth.

So the Book of Revelation is not entirely true.

It may have begun as a revelation from God but it was taken over by forces in the unconscious which turned it to violence and judgement.

God's methods are non-violent.

And God does not judge us.

So the Day of Judgement will never come.

Because when God comes He is non-violent and He blesses us.

It will be a Day of Benediction.

And violence will be no more.


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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The Truth.


You may wonder why things always seem to fail.

You may wonder how the world can be as dark and cold as it is when no one wants it.

You may wonder why we have no power to change things.

Well there is a reason for all these things.

Few people realize what has happened.

But Satanism has secretly infiltrated our popular culture and our multi-media networks.

Rock stars, celebrities, and sports stars have sold their souls to the devil and sold us down the river.

They tempt and corrupt everyone in the hope that we will all be damned to hell.

This is the dark dream which overshadows everything.

But it is disguised as good.

We think that our rock legends and sports heroes are good like us.

But they are not.

They poison and curse us.

They push negatives and negations.

They push drugs.

They kill, steal. and destroy.

But no one wants to know.

We are all in denial.

But where does the hatred and evil in our world come from?

Apart from the fears and terrors of humanity there is a dark secret lurking in the shadows.

And this is Satanism in rock music, entertainment, and sports.

It infects reality T.V..

It poisons literature.

And it addicts you to sports.

So give up rock music.

Listen to classical sacred music.

And limit the time you spend in front of the T.V..

You are being poisoned and corrupted.

Pray to God for guidance and protection.

He will hear! 


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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

A New Song.


Love.

Peace.

Non-violence.

Justice.

Truth.

Equality.

Freedom.

Sobriety.

Redistribution of wealth.

Positive attitude to sex.

Acceptance of homosexuals.

Universal Brotherhood.

Forgiveness.

Mercy.

But most of all:

Love.


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Monday, 13 January 2020

The Seal of God.


The Seal of God is non-violence.

Anyone who believes in non-violent methods is sealed with the Seal of God.

And anyone who believes in love is sealed with the Lamb.

For God uses non-violent methods to overcome evil.

And God's inmost nature is Love.

And they sing a new song before the Lord.

A song of peace and love.

".....and in their mouths no lie was found; they are blameless."  Revelation 14:5 (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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Sunday, 12 January 2020

The Mark of the Beast.


The Mark of the Beast is violence.

Anyone who believes in the use of violence to win the day is marked with the Beast.

And anyone who believes in hate is marked with the devil.

And this includes religious people who use judgement and damnation as weapons.

"Then I saw another beast that rose out of the earth, it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon."  Revelation 13:11 (NRSV)

The Republican Party of the United States is a Beast.

It uses violence, hate, and religion to win.

And the Evangelical Christians who support it are marked with violence and hate.

So do not resort to violence to win.

Cry out to God!

He will hear you.


[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, 11 January 2020

Normal.


Strange as it may seem what we think of as normal is not in line with the facts.

Normal thinks that most people are trustworthy and that living is about work and money and real estate.

We worship celebrities and are addicted to sports.

We listen to rock music and watch reality T.V..

But the truth is that rock musicians and celebrities and sports men and women have sold their souls to the devil and do evil in our world.

They distract you and corrupt you.

They push sin and vice.

They addict you and turn you to evil.

And they are in league with the corporate plutocrats who own our media and use it to control people's thinking.

This is a world-wide conspiracy to enslave the human race and create a second class of workers who have no money and no power.

They use methods from George Orwell's 1984.

And they create scapegoats and hatred like the Nazis.

In fact Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the way they have brainwashed humanity and subjugated us to their will.

So when you think that things are normal think again!


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Friday, 10 January 2020

Trouble.


People wonder why I continue to be sexually active when my gay sexuality causes such trouble.

They seem to think that I should just give up sex and be satisfied with that.

But that would be to tear my being in two.

I cannot just deny my sexuality.

And if I do then the homophobes have won.

So I continue to practise my homosexuality in the most positive way I can.

And know that I am blessed by God.

And that I will take my place in Heaven when I die.


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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Noble Love.


Homosexuality is the noble love of the Greek heroes.

It was the love of the most masculine and most courageous of men.

And it was sanctioned in the andron and the gymnasium which were the exclusive domains of men.

Homosexuality was not just tolerated.

It was celebrated and honored in a way that we can only imagine.

It is my dream that this beautiful love be lifted once again to the heights of moral aspiration.

And sanctified as the intoxicating Love of God.


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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The Collective Unconscious.


We are all interconnected.

And we are all connected with God.

The collective unconscious is like a huge net with a jewel at each node.

Each jewel reflects all the other jewels in the net.

And God is at the center.*

So we are all constantly affected by the perceptions of others and the perceptions of perceptions to the whole of humanity.

So we are never alone.

And we are never unaccountable.

We are part of a whole.

Just as we are part of our earthly environment.

What we think and what we do affects others.

And what they think and do affects us.

So stereotypes and prejudices matter.

They affect us and they affect everyone.

So do not cease to address people's negative perceptions.

We must change them if we wish to be free.


(*Indra's Jewelled Net - From the Avatamsaka Sutra.)

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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The Lamb.


The problem with The Book of Revelation is that it uses violence to defeat evil.

This is in direct contradiction of Jesus who said not to oppose evil but to love your enemies and pray for those who abuse you.

Jesus is the Lamb of God.

A lamb is gentle and tender, even vulnerable.

A lamb is not violent or ferocious like a lion or a tiger.

The message of the lamb is non-violence.

And so Old Testament vengeance and End Times theology are not in keeping with the Lamb of God.

God's Lamb is non-violent.


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Monday, 6 January 2020

God With Us.


"God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them."  1 John 4:16 (NRSV)

So do not go climbing mountains or delving into the depths.

God is in your heart.

And when we love God is with us.


[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 January 2020

God's Love.


God's Love is reliable.

Love God and love your neighbor.

Love even your enemies.

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, for fear has to do with punishment, and who ever fears has not reached perfection in love."  1 John 4:18 (NRSV)

God does not punish us.

God loves us.

And if we return His Love He will deliver us.


[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, 4 January 2020

Love God.


Put your trust in Him.

The One who is reliable.

He who is true to His promise.

For He will requite your love.

And answer your prayers.

He will protect those who love Him.

And show them His Salvation.


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Friday, 3 January 2020

The Closet.


Fundamentalist objections to homosexuality are often a sign of closeted gays.

They protest too much, I think.

And this is based on fear.

Fear of society's disapproval and fear of damnation by God.

They project these fears onto people who are openly gay.

But there is no fear in love.

And God is Love.

They are living a lie and their marriages are shams.

But there is no lie in God's Kingdom.

And no fear.

So coming out of the closet will help to diminish the homophobia and prejudice that gay people experience.


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Thursday, 2 January 2020

Betrayed.


Our rock stars have betrayed us onto the hands of devil-worshippers.

Their purpose was evil from the beginning.

They tempt and curse us.

They corrupt and divert us.

And this is because they have made pacts with the devil to do his will and consign us to hell.

But their devil is not real.

They assume his purpose.

And they imagine his will.

The damage, however, remains.

We must deal with their evil sabotage.

So do not follow rock stars and notorious celebrities.

Their purpose is evil.

And their influence is suffering.


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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Forgiveness.


Eastern Religions and Yoga teach that we tread a razor-edged path.

We can easily fall by the wayside.

But they have forgotten God's mercy and forgiveness.

Forgiveness is an essential ingredient.

Because it is inevitable that we will make mistakes.

But God will forgive us.

His mercy is sure.

And we may just learn something.


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