12 August 2015

Tomb of The Unknowns

Tomb of The Unknowns

The inscription reads:

"Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."

It saddens me that sooner or later, someone will move forward with litigation to have the inscription modified and take out the word "God." 

The reason will not be because there is no God, the reason will be because many people will have decided against God, without having done adequate enough research into who and what this God really is. Without knowing what this inscription really means. 

They will discount this God as representing what modern Christianity believes God is ... in the fulfillment and embodiment of an earthly inhabitant of The Galilee some 2,000+ years ago as told by the New Testament Bible. Christianity sees God as Jesus Christ. The ancient Hebrews saw God as YHWH, or Yahweh/Jehovah. Muslims see God as Allah. Then there is Brahmin, Buddha, Vishnu, Krishna, etc. until you run through all the languages, and spiritual beliefs worldwide since the beginning of recorded history. Every civilization has presented their best explanation of God. 

What we must understand is that ALL of these beliefs point to the same thing. The same Source of ALL. The same point of origin. The same life Source for all things in this universe and beyond. This power, this consciousness, this universal Source of everything that creates and sustains life down to a cellular level ... is what in the English language we call GOD. 

People may imagine this Power as a human-like entity on patrol from the heavens. They may imagine this Power anthropomorphized in the person of Jesus Christ. They may see a Prophet named Muhammad. Or a great teacher of Spiritual and Astrological wonders. The majority of people will likely not agree on who or what God truly is ... and that is all the more reason not to knock the principle and the reasoning behind and within it. God is personal. Even Atheists cannot deny the existence of a life force. 

So in closing, I ask that you take the time to search within yourself, and re-search outside yourself for that which sustains and creates life. Then, decide what works best for you in your life experience. At the same time, do not deny the existence of a greater Power ... a universal plan ... something that put this whole project into motion and keeps all of us in awe of it's beauty and splendour. 

We look to the sky and know the sun burns 24/7 providing everything in it's rays with sustenance. All the ancients knew there was something behind this Giver of Life. The stars in the night sky were as a pierced veil that hid the Great White Light beyond. Collectively, ALL is vibrating electrical and magnetic energy ... all is mind ... all is God. This is the very definition of Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. 

Now ... reconsider the inscription:

"Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God."

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.