Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Ideals.


Unfortunately when the Baby-Boomer Generation was revived after the blitz of Generation X their rock legends were raised up but not their ideals.

Now we watch, shop, and have a good time.
We are addicted to sports and expensive holidays.

After being bashed for 10 years most of us have abandoned any desire to save the world.

But younger generations are becoming active on the Internet.
And we can support their efforts.

It is yet to be seen whether the idealism which is dormant in our generation can be revived.

There is a glimmer of light.

Magnify it.

And renew your efforts.

The world needs you.


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

God's Love.


God loves gays.

The hate is on the other side.

And hate is anti-God.

Homosexuality is Love.

And sex is Life.

So keep on loving.

And turn for Home.


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Monday, 16 October 2017

Why?


So why has the Church preached that God is our judge and that He reserves punishment for our sins?

The surprising answer is that they don't know God.

But why?

They are trained to adhere to a strict orthodoxy.

They identify with the establishment.

They have a negative view of humanity.

It is more about power and control than love.

They think more about the needs of the institution than the needs of the community.

God says about them: "The shepherds also have no understanding, they have all turned to their own way, to their own gain, one and all."  Isaiah 56:11 (NRSV)

But you won't hear that preached in church.

Jesus said of them: "'you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."  Luke 11:52 (NRSV)

"'Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you, and these know you that you have sent me.'"  John 17:25 (NRSV)

So don't believe in the Church's punitive, retributive God.

He does not exist.

The reality is so much better.

This is the good news.

So go into your room and close the door.

Pray to God with a sincere heart.

And He will answer.


[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, 15 October 2017

Resurrection.


So what can we do to resurrect the idealism and spirituality of the 1960s and 1970s?

First of all it must be said that this must be done without the rock bands and superstars who betrayed it in the first place.

Rock music is Satanic.
Evil sabotage and cursing is hidden in their music.

So there can be no resurrection until this evil is exposed.

But it can be noted that peace and love - the heart of the Hippies' philosophy - is consistent with the teachings of Jesus.

So this can bring a revival of Christian teachings.

There is challenge and change on the Internet.

Activist sites are combining with progressive religious sites to challenge the dominance of the plutocrats who now rule our world.

But where are the politicians?

They are firmly in the palm of the plutocrats.

So much of the good displayed on the Internet is blocked.

But keep trying.

There will be an answer.

People are sick and tired of being dominated and betrayed by their politicians and their corporate masters.

Change will come.

But it must be done without the involvement of rock bands and celebrities or the Age of Aquarius will meet the same fate as the Hippies.


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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Counter-Revolution.


The counter-revolutionary movement of the 1980s led by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and enforced by Generation X was pure evil.

It sought to wipe out the idealism and pacifism of the 1960s and 1970s by intimidation and violence.

Verbal, emotional, and spiritual violence used by Generation X and their political leaders forced the reconstruction of the Baby-Boomers.

And Satanic rock stars whipped it up - "Show no Mercy", "Don't Have no Hippie Chicks". "Kick".....

And we're still there.

All that is left is expensive holidays, shopping, and sports.

We are distracted and disgraced.

But the Baby-Boomers are innocent.

There is nothing wrong with peace and love.

There is nothing wrong with Socialism.

What is evil is the counter-revolutionary forces which reconstructed them.

So turn to God and be justified.


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Friday, 13 October 2017

Drugs.


It was a set-up from the beginning.

Satanic rock bands in the 1960s pushed drugs as a method of enlightenment.

In this they were following Aleister Crowley - an early 20th Century black magician and Satanist who used drugs and Yoga to gain special powers.

But this was sabotage - "White Light/White Heat", "Blinded by the Light", "Beauty and the Beast". "It's no Game", "Ashes to Ashes", "Shock the Monkey" etc.. - were designed to cause psychic accidents which would result in damnation by the religious powers.

Whole generations were condemned to spiritual oblivion by their rock bands.

And they're still there.

But the Hippies were innocent.

We were deliberately led astray and condemned by Satanic rock bands.

So pray to God.

He will deliver you and heal you.


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Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Real Thing.


When at last we experience something of the spiritual we are surprised to find that it does not resemble traditional notions.

The real thing is beautiful, sublime, transcendent, wholly good, merciful, forgiving.....

There is no harshness, no hardness, no punishment, no judgement.....

Only help, consideration, and Love.


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Gay People.


When we are dealing with controversial issues like gay marriage it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we are talking about people.

Abstract theological doctrines and social labels dehumanize the debate.

While prejudice and fear inspire a knee-jerk reaction which is irrational and abusive.

But gay people are human beings like anyone else.

We have feelings, and fears, and aspirations like you.

We are not robots, or satyrs, or devils.

We are people.

Just like you.


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Forgive Them.


"'Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'"  Luke 23:34a (NRSV)

These were Jesus' words on the cross.

But what do they mean?

Did he mean that they did not understand that he was God's messenger?

Or did he mean that they were not responsible for their actions because they were subject to authority?

Or perhaps he meant that the authorities themselves were not responsible because they had been taught false doctrines about the gods.

Perhaps even he meant that the Pharisees who had handed him over to the Romans were the victims of false traditional teachings.

"'Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.'"  Luke 23:34a (NRSV)

How can we apply this to our own lives?

When we are the victims of unfair treatment - unjust punishment, prejudice, hate, violence - are we to forgive them?

Do they know what they are doing?

Certainly persecution by Satanists falls into this category because Satanism is a false ideology based on lies.

The premise of Satanism is that God is a harsh and vindictive judge and punisher of humans.

This is a false premise.
And because it comes from the teachings of Jesus' Church itself they cannot be held responsible.

So forgive them Father; they do not know what they are doing. 


[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, 10 October 2017

The Philosophy of Economics.


Economics has  spawned the idea that making conditions better for business by deregulation, cutting taxes, cutting red-tape, opposing unions, ignoring corruption, subsidizing corporations, discrediting climate change, and dehumanizing the workplace encourages people to go into business and therefore creates jobs which raises the living standards of everyone.

This may at first seem the great white hope of Western civilization but there are major flaws in the logic.

It fails to take into account the brutality of the business corporations who now own everything.

The Boards of Directors of course will say that they are only serving the interests of the shareholders.

But this is a cop-out.

When unregulated by governments the rapacious greed of corporate businessmen will make them try to force wages down and remove benefits and conditions from workers which cost them money.

So the living standards of the young in particular in fact go down.

This creates a two-tier system in which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

The so called trickle-down effect is a lie created by the rich to appease angry workers.

Our governments have betrayed us.

They are captives of the corporate plutocrats.

And I can only surmise that they have corrupted themselves.

So when they trot out glib generalizations you would do well to question them.

They may not be as true as they seem.

Australians now work the longest hours in the developed world and have the highest house prices in the world.

The government has just cut weekend penalty rates.

And they are subsidizing a huge coal mine which will destroy the Great Barrier Reef forever.

The disparity between rich and poor in our world is at the highest level ever.

Economic Rationalism has gone too far.

The time has come to create some checks and balances which halt our declining ethics.

But what politician will stand up to the corporate plutocrats?

They own the media and control public opinion.

Good Luck!


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Monday, 9 October 2017

Default.


Because rock music and popular culture contain covert Satanism does not make right-wing Orthodox Christianity right by default.

Orthodox Christianity reflects the carrot and stick religion of the right which has more to do with control than religion.

Jesus' message of unconditional love and forgiveness from the Father was usurped by the State and modified to suit its purposes.

This trend can be seen throughout history whenever the religion of heaven and hell is preached.

There is no hell, no devil, no dark powers.

There is only God.

And God is good.

He does not punish us.

He does not judge us.

He loves us like a Father.

And He forgives us our mistakes.

Which are inevitable.


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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Rosebud.


God does not condemn evil people.

There are reasons why people are evil.

So if evil people reject God what can He do?

Evil people reject a false image of God:

The harsh, vindictive God sometimes taught by the Church.

So how can they be saved?

We may not be able to redeem them.

They may not believe us when we say that God is merciful and forgiving, that God loves us like His children.

But God knows them.

He can appeal to the innocent child that has been wounded by the world.

He can call rosebud.

And lead their souls out of evil.


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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Agora.


"Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, 'I see how extremely religious you are in every way.'"  Acts 17:22 (NRSV)

"'For "In him we live and move and have our being."'"  Acts 17:29a (NRSV)

St. Paul used the Agora or Gathering Place in Greek cities as the forum for the dissemination of new ideas: political, philosophical, and religious.

In our modern world the forum for sharing new ideas is the Internet.

So we use the Internet as St. Paul used the Greek Agora.


[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, 6 October 2017

Gay O.K.!


It's O.K. to be gay!

God does not hate you.

You will go to Heaven when you die.

Religious bigots who push hate and hell do not know God.

We are right.

Homosexuality is Love.

They are wrong.

It's O.K. to be gay!


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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Turn on the Lights.


An Indian Guru once said to me, "Don't just grope around in the dark; turn on the lights."

Unfortunately he didn't say how to turn on the lights.

In my experience, however, the Light comes from God.
And a relationship with God is established through study, prayer, and contemplation.

But a lasting link with God is made through love.


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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Reality.


When the Light comes it reveals God's truths as self-evident.

This is why it is called The Reality.

So forgive those who abuse you and pray for them to see more clearly.

Pray for them to see the errors in their received knowledge and the identity of those who gave it to them.

Then their false ideas will be revealed as wishful thinking which is not based in reality.

And therefore it cannot win.


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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Selling Lies.


The major tactic of the malevolent forces in our culture is to sell lies.

If you can get enough people to buy what you tell them then it may as well be true.

This is done by deception, illusion, fear, and force.

It is done in the darkness.

And in the realm of the unconscious.

But when the Light comes it is seen for what it is - Lies.

Often the truth is the opposite of these lies.

And the debt is doubled.

Pray to God with a sincere heart.

And He will send the Light.


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Monday, 2 October 2017

Tenants.


God owns the earth.

We are merely tenants.

We enter the world with nothing.
We leave the world with nothing.

All our estate and possessions are nothing to God.

He knows our needs.

He provides.

In the year of Jubilee everyone was to return to their original plot of land.

Debts and acquisitions were to be cancelled.

Accumulation of wealth and privilege are anathema to God.

Despite modern conventions.

"'the Lord looks on the heart.'"  1 Samuel 16:7d (NRSV)

The heart is kindly and generous.
It gives and receives love freely.

Or it is cold and hard.
Closed by fear.

Broken by experience.

Open your heart to God and to others.

And live!


[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, 1 October 2017

The Night.


"Yours is the day, yours also is the night."  Psalm 74:16a (NRSV)

Rather than the day being God's realm and the night ruled by the powers of darkness, the day and the night are both ruled by God.

Archaic ideas of dualism do not apply.

God is One.
His nature is holistic.

There is no devil, no powers of darkness.

"when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadows of your wings I sing for joy."  Psalm 63:6,7 (NRSV)

The moon and the stars watch over the night.
As the sun watches over the day.

"You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty.....
You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day."  Psalm 91:1,5 (NRSV)

This is not to say that there are no evil people in the world, people who believe in the devil and the powers of darkness.

St Paul believed in the devil and the power of death.

But this was left-over dualism from Persian religion which influenced Judaism in the ancient world.

The sect of Pharisees in which St. Paul was trained believed these things.

But this does not appear in the teachings of Jesus.

The Gospel of John, written 100 years after Jesus' birth, contains some dualistic ideas but this is Christology which developed much later.

It does not appear in the Synoptic Gospels.

But new revelations reveal that dualism is a false doctrine.
God is holistic, transcendent, and sublime.

If we can conceive of a reality without dualism.

This is the Great Leap Forward which leaves behind all negative ideas of Divinity.

God is good.

He does not punish us.

And His mercy is forever.


[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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