Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Jesus Didn’t Write The Bible
Catchy title huh? Truth though. In fact, as far as we know, the Biblical Jesus wrote down nothing … and left no writings behind. Think about that for just a moment. If you were a historical personage as famous as Jesus, wouldn’t you have left at least some writings behind. Some teachings perhaps? Some instructions or some valuable Truth penned by your own quill?
Every teacher, pope, president, politician, banker, religious leader, public figure, pastor, etc. have written something in their lifetime. And for many, extensive writings … something for their generation and the generations to come. Even Hitler left us his gigantic work “Mein Kamph.”
Thousands of people predating the time of Jesus left behind their writings. Pythagoras, Socrates, Hermes, Epicurus, Aurelius, all left behind their philosophies, science, math, and spiritual writings. They even had busts and statues of their likeness which we still have today.
If Jesus was merely an itinerant preacher who wanders the hills of the Galilee, and was uneducated, illiterate, or had no language skills … it might be reasonable to think that he had no ability to leave behind any written works. But clearly, this is not the case. It is said that he was well-versed and well-schooled among many ancient Mystery Schools of that era. Having studied among the Essenes, the Theraputae, and Buddhist, Egyptian, Greek, and Persian spiritual centers. Surely, he was more than capable of writing, and most likely, in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.
So why not leave anything behind? Why not complete volumes of his collective works? Possibly the most famous name in all of written history … and not a peep. Not a letter. Not even a poem or note. Doesn’t this strike you as odd? It did me. When I was a kid I wondered how come he didn’t write anything? And if he didn’t … then who did? We know today that the books of the Bible were written by somebody. And we definitely know that the books credited to the Apostles were not written by them. The church will even tell you this. They are “Gospels according to …” but not penned by.
So then, we have to ask … “who wrote this stuff in the New Testament Bible?” If it wasn’t Jesus, and it wasn’t the Apostles, then who was it? The answer, is not a short and easy one. I have done extensive research on this topic over many years. It would take a small book to try and explain it all. But, suffice it to say, multiple writers, from a great span of time, utilizing ancient Wisdom and Pagan Mysteries, wrote entire works that got sifted through, revised, changed, re-written, added to, plagiarized, manufactured, and finally assembled into what we know as the Bible beginning with Constantine’s First Council of Nicea in 325CE.
The “Word of God” as many would call the Bible, is a collection of ancient spiritual and celestial allegories, metaphors, and myths telling a deeper non-literal and non-historical lesson. Scholars today credit only 7 of the 13 Epistles of Paul to actually being penned by the same person … Paul, Apollonius, or whoever it may have been. The rest are church forgeries devised to make the original Gnostic writings into heresy. The original “krestianity” teachings were empowering and directed at the illumination and ascension of each of us to a higher consciousness … so that we would all become “the Christ/Karest/Krishna” through an inner metamorphosis.
The Roman Church, used these teachings, along with others, to try and bring about a Universal (meaning Catholic in Greek) Church to unite the Empire. It was a good plan from an Emperors point of view, but the teachings were lost when made literal and historical. These were called the Outer Mysteries. Still today, the higher echelon of the Vatican and other Secret Societies retain and know what the original teachings (Inner Mysteries) are all about. They use this knowledge to enslave people. Jesus supposedly said “you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” Isn’t it time you begin to find the Truth?
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Why Religion Breeds Death
From the headlines:
SPRINGVILLE, Utah – “Medical examiners have ruled that a family of five found dead in their Utah home all died from poisoning, likely because the parents were concerned about a “pending apocalypse.” The deaths of the youngest two children were ruled homicides. The 14-year-old’s death was ruled undetermined. The Strack’s 18-year-old son found all five bodies in the parents’ bedroom on Sept. 27. The parents and the 14-year-old were found in the bed while the other two children were found on mattresses next to the bed.”
This type of scenario has played out over and over and over again, particularly among Fundamental Christians. It disgusts me. It turns my stomach. Children have been murdered, parents have committed suicide and killed their own children and why? I’ll tell you why. Because of a lie. A lie that has been sold and repackaged by Funda-mental Christianity for 200 years. It’s the same scenario. They’re told there will be 7 years of tribulation and suffering, then Jesus will return and rapture his remaining followers into the clouds, and live with him in the forever after while experiencing the bliss of heaven.
I recently read a story of a Mother who drowned her three children because she believed that as long as they died before the age of reason (12) that they would go to heaven and be with Jesus. She didn’t want to risk the possibility of them burning in the eternal fires of hell. People have let their children die relying on prayers to Jesus rather than take them for needed medical treatment from Doctors and Hospitals because they were told that Jesus answers all prayers and heals everyone if you pray hard enough.
NEWSFLASH: THESE ARE ALL LIES CREATED BY THE CHURCH TO ENSLAVE YOU TO THE CHURCH SYSTEM SO THEY CAN CONTROL YOU AND BUILD A FINANCIAL GLOBAL EMPIRE … WHICH THEY HAVE DONE … TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ASSETS.
Am I angry? Yup. Because millions of people have been murdered in the name of God and religion and millions more have gone to their graves having never experienced the wonderful gift of life that we have been given. And as George Carlin once so eloquently said … “but God loves you.”
This “pending apocalypse” has struck fear and emotional destruction into the hearts and minds of adults and children alike. They don’t even know what it means, yet they follow the lies from the pulpit blindly. Just look up the word “apocalypse.” It is from the Greek and it does not mean the end of the world, it does not mean total anihalation, it simply means “to uncover that which is hidden.” It is a REVELATION … a revealing of the Truth that lay hidden in scripture beyond the literal and historical.
This APOCALYPSE is to happen within is. Armageddon … is the battleground within us. Where we battle between the ego and the Divine within all of us. These Bible events are NOT historical events. They didn’t happen literally. Hell is NOT a literal place of eternal fire and torment. Heaven and Hell are a state of mind here and NOW.
If you believe in Jesus, and you believe in a Second Coming … then you missed it. According to NT Biblical scripture he rose on the third day and walked among his disciples before his ascension to Heaven (afterlife). So according to Christian scripture, the second coming happened 3 days later. You missed it. Now what?
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, have all been modified, rewritten, edited, plagiarized, and even manufactured texts to have you believe what Rome wanted you to believe. The ancient Hebrews built most of their religious beliefs on a Pagan system of Ancient Wisdom and Truths. They just changed the names and the places. Rome built the version of the New Testament that we have today. Compare the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Library, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Clay Tablets of Sumeria, the Emerald Tablets of Thoth/Hermes … the list goes on and on.
Celestial based Astrotheology and it’s esoteric balance of inner spirituality and Mysticism has been around for tens of thousands of years. The story of Moses, Jesus/Joshua, Judas, etc. can all be found in the hieroglyphs of the Temple of Carnac and ancient Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Hindu, and Buddhist texts. The TRUTH is that all these stories are OUR stories about what happens when we transform from base nature animal man to Divine righteous Christ Consciousness and literally convert Earth to Heaven.
Televangelists … stop selling your fire and brimstone fear and guilt from the pulpits and satellites. Preachers, stop scaring people from your Sunday morning platforms. THIS IS THE “GOOD NEWS” … what GOSPEL means. All you’re doing is spreading mass panic, death, war, destruction, hatred and countless other negative emotions and actions.
Instead … EMPOWER the people with the TRUTH of what they are. Each and every one of us is the very essence of God/Source. Jesus said it. Buddha said it. The Hindu’s, Sufi’s, Neoplatonist’s, Marcionists, Gnostics, Kabbalists, and so many others acknowledge this Truth. Why has the church torn down the tower of Truth over the last 2,000 years? Don’t let someone else tell you what to believe and what to follow. Find the Truth for yourself. When you do … your inner guidance system … your Higher Divine Self will rumble your gut and let you know … WOW! SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS???
People have died by the MILLIONS in the name of religion. We can send a satellite a gazillion miles into space, talk to it, get pictures from it, guide it, and soon we will be able to do all of this from an iPhone App … yet we haven’t figured out how to stop killing each other.
Now is the time … religions are fading away. Church and Cathedral doors are closing. True Muslims, Christians, and Jews have had enough with the violence and oppression. Stop fighting over the Holy Land. The Holy Land is in your head … between the TEMPLES. Golgotha was where Jesus was crucified … and Golgotha means “place of the skull.” You 12 cranial nerves are the 12 disciples. WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD.
We are the Garden of Eden. We are Paradise. We are God and Jesus and Mary and all the 12 Apostles. There was no King Arthur. There was no William Tell. These are MYTH … stories with Truth hidden beneath the surface stories. The Bible is beautifully inspired myth … with deep spiritual teachings but NEVER meant by the writers to be taken literally.
Sometimes I feel like I’m talking o the wall. But even the wall is alive with consciousness. Even the wall is energy (Father/Spirit) and not matter (Mother/Physical). Everything is vibratory energy and contains it’s own level of consciousness … even a ROCK. Under a microscope you can see the cells, the mitochondria firing up the energy plant, creating, expanding, growing. All of creation os ONE THING. There are no “things.” There is only ONE. And we’re part of it.
I suppose billions of year from now, we may be wiped out by an asteroid or some celestial firestorm … but this is no reason for mankind to instigate mass destruction of our planet through bombs, and chemical warfare. Religion has led to terrorism, destruction, immeasurable pain and suffering, and all for what? For a GOD THAT WE COULD NOT POSSIBLY EVER KNOW OUTSIDE OF US.
God is the SOURCE of all life. Each breath you take. Everything you experience with your senses. We live IN GOD, and God LIVES IN US. May be never lose another life again to lies and deception. To fear and to guilt. May we never see another gay or lesbian human being commit suicide because someone’s invalid opinion has led them to it. May we one day see the merging of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam … as it once was … begun from the same rock that the legendary Abraham (Brahman) was to sacrifice his son. It’s ALL myth … and myth does not mean it didn’t happen. Myth comes from the Greek Mythos which implies a deeper lesson under a surface story that may or may or may not be true.
If you can’t take ancient scripture and apply is to you life today and build a better world for others and yourself, then who cares what did or didn’t happen. What good is it? If there was no Jesus or Muhammad or Abraham … what would it matter if the teachings that were presented as coming from them were true teachings and life changing information?
Love. Forgive. Speak Truth. Inspire. Empower. We CAN have UNITY without having to have uniformity. We are one race. We are one organism. We are one world. One. One. One. Other is you, and you are other. Wake up to the Truth … Tricks are for kids.
Just a thought ….
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.
God In Our Schools
It never ceases to amaze me when I see a flood of media stories or political and church driven propaganda about “God In Our Schools.” It would seem to me that allowing a simple moment of silence would honour anyone’s spiritual beliefs or even if they have none at all, than all this fuss about prayer.
In the Book of Matthew (6:5+), according to Jesus, Christians should become more familiar with the instructions given for prayer. If you don’t recall it, or have never read it, here is the condensed version for you to ponder:
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others … but when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you … for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
The deeper meaning of this is … go within. Go inside yourself. This is where God/Source dwells. No need for prayer from the podium, pulpit, homeroom, football game, or cafeteria … publicly … it is a personal and private event. It even says “secret.” The reason “the Father knows what you need before you ask him” is that God is in you and you are in God. It’s very simple really. You are consciousness, God is consciousness, all there is is spiritual energy and consciousness … the “unseen” … hence, no confusion. No need for public prayer of any sort.
Now, let’s go one step further. The life-force, Source Energy, substance of all things which most would call God … is what everything is made out of. It matters not if you’re a Creationist or an Evolutionist or a Scientist, everything came from the same source origin and the only “stuff” to make stuff out of was the stuff that the Source was made of. Therefore, EVERYTHING is made of God/Source. A Ford is a Ford because Ford made it. It came from the Ford Factory. It’s a Ford. Get it?
NOW … one more and I’m done. There is no way to remove God from the schools or anything else because everything IS GOD. Everything is made of God stuff. We are all an integral part of this incubator we call the universe (and multiverses) and everything is interconnected whether you wish to believe it or not. We are one with the ocean as the waves are one with the ocean. You can’t take God out of school, the courtroom, or anywhere else … because as all Godly religions teach … GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, AND OMNIPRESENT. This means in plain simple English … ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-KNOWING, AND ALL-PRESENT.
You want to pray? Do it. Anywhere and anytime. Go within your closet (your inner self) and lock the door (rid yourself of distractions) and unite with your Higher-Self - Christ Consciousness - the God within you. No one will ever know … and you don’t need permission or law to do it. Remember … it’s a secret.
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.
Age Old Question What Is GOD
Everyone asks this dull, drab, boring question. Therefore, it should be dealt with immediately, which is not to trivialize this all encompassing query. Here’s the problem. It is just too large of a question. What’s the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything? TOO BIG of a question is the dilemma we face in trying to answer.
Why not ask how suns and planets are created? Why not ask how humans can be created? Instead, people want to understand the big picture, so they question ‘who is the Architect of it ALL?’ Who is the overall Builder? People ask ‘what is God’ as if they can understand the answer. They cannot even understand the question. The problem is the ‘question of God’ is not understandable. The problem is the ‘answer of God’ is truly incomprehensible.
We are but microscopic insects in the grand scheme of things in this vast universe. How could such small creatures such as us expect to understand the thing, being, force, entity, alien or whatever you choose to call GOD? We cannot. The question becomes nearly moot.
Who says there is only one Universe? Why believe there is the singularity of only one Big Bang? If the cosmos teaches us anything it should be the fact of a limitless, boundless, regenerative infinity. Nothing stops and simply comes to an end; there is always a beyond, a flow, a change or a recycling. A re-Genesis of you will. There is always many in one and one in many.
Atoms are not the smallest bodies; they are composed of infinitesimal ‘quarks.’ Quarks are probably composed of even smaller bits. The universe is not like China; its borders do not end with a wall. In fact, there are no borders. There is not one Universe and one Big Bang. The ultimate, overall, Super-Universe contains endless worlds and an infinite number of Big Bangs … Multiverses.
Please, think on this point for a moment. Let the idea of many, many universes sink into the minds that may never have contemplated the possibility. ‘An infinite number of Big Bangs’ is a big one to swallow in one gulp. Our Big Bang is merely that … ‘OUR’ Big Bang. That primordial explosion, that was our world’s physical beginning, is our Big Bang … like we have our cluster of galaxies, our galaxy, our sun and our planet Earth.
It is not THE Big Bang and there is not a single universe or a single Big Bang. Why not clusters of Big Bangs? And clusters of clusters of Big Bangs as there are clusters of galactic clusters? This larger picture of ‘worlds within worlds’ is the PATTERN … the archetype. That concept probably applies to the idea of many Big Bangs. So, if true, what does that do to one’s standard or alternative view of God?
Consider the amazing possibility that our Electro-Magnetic Spectrum are more worlds, physical universes with their own Big Bangs, relatively traveling by us at such high velocities that they are only perceived as light-speed frequencies. Light is the only visible portion of the EMS. The other bands are different EM frequencies such as infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, television, microwaves, cosmic rays, short and long radio waves.
In physics, we ask ‘how can an object act as particle AND wave?’ The answer has to do with relative MOTION. Take particles, like atoms and molecules, and move them very fast (light-speed) relative to stationary atoms and molecules … and you get this RAIN of Electro-Magnetic energy from space. Space is not an empty void of nothingness. Our radio telescopes do not detect the observable universe. The huge dishes and arrays are constructed to record the RADIO or EMS universe that exists of micro ‘quanta’ moving along different wavelengths at light-speed. Radio sources are everywhere in the universe, in all wavelengths and in all directions. Real, physical worlds are warping by us so fast that we only detect them as EM energy. Think about that.
Let the idea that the energy received by radio telescopes are actual solar systems sink in … that real, physical universes, like and unlike ours, could be zipping by us so fast that it is only possible to perceive them as EM waves. This certainly does not break the Energy = Matter equation. The speed of light is the limit for each universe. If you, in a light-speed saucer, reach light-speed … then, you run-off and no longer exist in your universe. Your ship has caught up with a particular light-speed universe … and it now appears stationary to you. Certain saucer vehicles may change universes as easy as hitting a button on a remote control. What does that do the picture of God?
The truth is Church officials should never be ‘speaking FOR God.’ How can they? We know so little of the universe … and yet we think we can conceive of its overall CREATOR? We are so unaware that our entire universe is probably only a microscopic particle of far greater Universes and still there is no end. Worlds to the ‘micro’ and worlds to the MACRO, endlessly, is the probable composition of the UNIVERSE.
The only philosopher that had it astronomically correct was Dr. Seuss in his book ‘Horton Hear a Who?’ The universes never end. If Albert Einstein was only alive long enough to read Dr. Seuss, then maybe he would have understood the ‘Unified Field.’ Stars or suns are really positively-charged, atomic nuclei. The planets in solar system patterns are really negatively-charged electrons in their orbits around their suns (protons). Our cosmic bodies are but micro particles in a physical Universe on an incomprehensible, larger level above us. And still, that larger world is only a small particle of something far greater.
Another consideration is the link between Black Holes and quasars. Not only do Black Holes suck everything from all sides into one point, they also SHRINK the objects or ships caught within the powerful vortex. Unlike popular belief, you are not crushed upon entering the Black Hole. Also, (this could be a hard one to grasp) you and your ship survive the complete journey through a Black Hole. You are not destroyed in a ‘singularity’ as Professor Hawking suggests. Once more, universes do not come to an end. There is all the reason to believe that … if you go into a Black Hole … you exit another universe’s quasar. If there is a ‘yin,’ then there must be an equal and opposite ‘yang.’ This is Universal Law.
Quasars are White Holes. Enormous amounts of energy/matter eject out of these spherical, white objects at the farthest reaches of our observable universe. More energy than entire galaxies flow out of a quasar. We have photographed vast jets of matter millions of miles in length shooting from quasars. As strange as matter curves, flows and disappears into a Black Hole … incredible amounts of energy/matter appear and shoot out from the ‘quasi-stellar’ mysteries known as quasars. What astronomers do not realize is that it is easier to explain the enigma of quasars as HOLES. Everything pours OUT of a quasar (not in) at all directions, even light, from a single point. This is the exact opposite of a Black Hole.
‘Go into a Black Hole, come out a quasar’ is a logical assumption. Imagine entering a Black Hole. You are being SHRUNK into the next level down, to the MICRO universe. You safely emerge out of the other end as if it were a wormhole. Looking back, you see a view from the other side or micro-world. That tiniest vortex of the Black Hole is now the MASSIVE APERTURE OF A SPHERICAL GUSHER OF ENERGY AND MATTER KNOWN AS A QUASAR.
From that microscopic universe, the White Hole quasar is an incredibly large structure. It all depends on your point of view, doesn’t it? When we photograph far-out quasars, we are actually viewing objects, ships, matter, debris and energy exiting out after being shrunk down from the MACRO universe above us. When they entered their Black Hole conduits in the MACRO universe, they were shrunk down to our microscopic level. The world is amazing … much more expansive and multi-layered than you could ever imagine.
Black Hole - Quasar flows may be normal conduits between worlds. They are unfathomable phenomena to Earthlings, but they could be normal space ways for life forms that know how to travel the curves of space.
Before we try to understand the Architect (God), maybe we should attempt to know a bit about the architecture (the Universe). What of parallel worlds? There could be universes existing in different dimensions; invisible realms, different times? Why bring up the God question when we are so blind to true reality? Einstein called us ‘feeble creatures’ that are blind to the full spectrum of the Universe.
Who says the CREATOR of all things was the Creator of the Earth? Possibly, life forms on an enormous level are responsible for the existence of many universes. Other life-entities could be the galaxy-makers. Another level of life entirely could be the makers of solar systems. God, whatever you believe it to be, might have had NOTHING to do with the formation of the planet we walk upon.
Who says the manufacturer of the Earth created human beings? We may not have been magically created by a mystical God or by the same thing that formed distant galaxies. Humans may not be natural by-products of the planet. We may be strangers here on this planet. We may be the result or end-product of a long-abandoned Earth colony. By the same logic, the seeder of life on Earth might not have been the builder of the planet. The creator of human Life in the universe may not have been the creator of human life on Earth. The creator of human life on Earth might not have been the same ones responsible for the plants and animals on the planet. One could even extrapolate and say ’the CREATOR of EVERYTHING, ALL, the real SUPREME … might not have been the Being that created something as small and insignificant as our particular universe. Valid statements and questions, no?
The question becomes ‘gods or God?’ There is an eastern philosophy that every cluster of galaxies has its god; every galaxy has its god; every star system has its god and every planet has its god. Every Big Bang could also have its god. Could these be alien life forms that rule in larger and larger cosmic Hierarchies? Are the angels aliens?
God was once plural; there were multiple gods as in ‘Chariots of the Gods?’ In books of India that predate the Bible, GODS flew in the sky and waged terrible wars. There were the ‘giants,’ the ‘titans,’ the Children of Heaven and the Children of Men.
Before Biblical editing, the word ‘gods,’ plural, was in the Old Testament. Editors changed ‘gods’ to the simplified version of ‘God’ in the Bible. You see, the once enlightened masses fell to the Dark Ages; people became simple and actually descended to primitiveness. They could no longer comprehend complex things or a universe of many gods. Gods became the single GOD. Hundreds of years ago, the masses became indoctrinated on a simpler view. We have regressed as a result.
Today, we should question the concept of one God. Are you so sure Church officials have the correct and true answers? Is it as simple as one God or is that all that your mind can handle? Possibly, we should explore eastern philosophies and the idea of a complex, multi-leveled, multi-faceted Universe? Same can be said for God(s).
A lot of science has been covered on the subject of ‘God.’ Would not God be the Ultimate Scientist? Scientific facts should not scare or intimidate God as they might bother the Church clergy. Would not God be the ultimate geneticist and know every code of everyone’s DNA? Then, why are religious leaders so angry when scientists use stem cells or genetically engineer a clone … because the geneticists dared to dabble in the realm of God? It would seem as if genetic scientists are emulating God … and what’s wrong with emulating God? Isn’t this the goal? (Apotheosis - elevation to Divine Status)
Does GOD exist? ‘Yes, but not as the Church and numerous religions perceive Him to be.’ For one thing, God is not male and should never be referred to as some kind of bearded man in the sky. What kind of chauvinistic, macho, woman-hating, male priest came up with the nonsense that the Supreme GOD is male? Do not look for simple answers to complex questions. So, why look at God through the eyes of medieval men and women? Come into the modern age. View religious things scientifically and view scientific things religiously.
The Bible in Exodus Chapter 15, verse 3 reads that ‘the Lord is a man of war.’ This is wrong on so many levels. A hint of historical Truth may be gleaned in the quote as we realize that the god of these people was a ‘mountain god and god of war - Yahweh.’ The ‘war’ reference makes no religious sense (unless God is not good), but supports the concept that technology explains many Biblical events.
Consider the idea of CLONING as a possible and reasonable Creation-theory. Now, if this were the case … that the genesis of humankind on Earth was a result of human cloning … then, our progenitor, or Creator, would indeed be a human being. And, yes, that would mean that our god could have been a man.
If human, space travelers landed on Earth a very long time ago and cloned themselves … then, later, those clones stayed and inhabited the planet … then; our god (small ‘g’) could have been any human with the ability of space travel and the knowledge of cloning. Possibly, we were not created. Rather, we were Xeroxed.
Another answer to the question of ‘What is God?’ is also anyone that ruthlessly has ultimate control over another. Too often, in the history of the human race, fascist authorities have played GOD and exercised total dominion over another country/race or culture. Too many wars have been fought in the name of God. Do you really think God is on your side as you shed blood for your country or religion? Maybe God sides with your enemy? Maybe God supports the rebellious, conscientious objector?
We obviously should not negate a wonderful, celestial, spiritual belief system of Higher Beings. One should be in greater and greater awe the more they learn of the world. But, why speak of things we do not understand? Why give the impression that we know something that we could not possibly know? Why use the G-Word at all? In reality, we are all gods.
During World War II, modern military units established bases on numerous South Sea Islands. Primitive Polynesian natives had never seen technology before or people of the outside world. The simple islanders did not understand what they observed. Airplanes, guns, grenades, torpedos, radios and television were beyond their experience.
After the war, people flew back to the islands and made a remarkable discovery. They saw effigies of airplanes. The natives prayed to large models of the airplane. A simple and pure culture on remote islands had been contaminated by the presence of the military. Ever since the bases were dismantled and the servicemen had left, the Polynesians searched the skies. They waited for the return of their new gods and built airplane-idols in their honor. Imagine this same scenario thousands of years ago?
Anyone can become GOD if they have the power to control another group that sees their overseers as gods. Too often in human history, the powerful have ruled over the helpless. Too often we pray to God when we are in great need or desperate trouble. Maybe it is time to take responsibility for ourselves. Maybe it is time to be strong rather than weak? Maybe it is time to rely on ourselves rather than wait for some kind of guidance that might not ever come? Maybe it is time to realize the greatness of ourselves, a new potential for the human race and know that there is god-like power within us all.
Many religions (and the Bible) suggest that we give up our Earthly possessions, the ways of the world, physical pleasures and accept a life in complete servitude to “God.” Only a selfish, egotistical God would want such a thing. Why would a loving God, make robot Slaves to serve him as a Master. Personally, I would not want anything to do with a God like this.
What kind of God would create creatures whose ONLY purpose it is … is to serve and worship God? The answer is an egomaniac of a Creator. Whatever ‘God’ is to me, that thing, would appreciate diversity; unique/creative art and the power of the individual. Maybe God respects the rebel and critic over the unquestioning slave? Why not use what exists in the world, including physical pleasures? Maybe we are supposed to exercise in the ways of the world. Also, my God would not want or desire to be SERVED by its creations. My God would rather we turn that love and servitude toward each other; love each other … and be compassionate for all living things and our environment.
Just a thought …
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.
My thanks to Doug Yurchey