Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Black World.


For thirty years the political and popular landscape has been dominated by corporate ideology.

Sack staff, cut taxes, bash unions, blame the left, persecute minorities, cut immigration, cut foreign aid and oppose the United Nations, avoid taxation, exploit labor, force wages down, work harder, cut welfare, support war, romanticize the military, push nationalism.....

And all their workers wearing black.

Any questioning is deflected with jargon that would rival 1984's Black/White and New Speak.

We have no power any more.

Our politicians are firmly is the hands of the plutocrats.

We no longer live in a democracy.

We live in a corporate plutocracy.

And we're well and truly sick of it.


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Monday, 21 May 2018

Pseudo.


Why is it that in this post-modern age so much of the language in our popular culture is pseudo-religious.

From rock music to headlines, from movies and literature to T.V. - the language is saturated with religious references.

The secret behind this phenomenon is the covert practise of Satanism by rock stars and celebrities including sports men and women.

Our popular media has been secretly infiltrated by those who have sold out to the devil.

And they do the devil's work.
Or so they believe.

Temptation, corruption, violence, evil.....

All these things derive from popular entertainment.

Even children's entertainment is affected.

So don't just swallow this whole.

Learn to discriminate and analyse what you see and hear.


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Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Answer.


You should not be surprised when I say that violence is caused by fear.

Psychology has long known that fear triggers the fight or flight response.

So fear can make us attack.

The answer then is to allay people's fears.

And how do we allay people's fears?

With Love.


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Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Problem.


The way of knowledge will say that ignorance is the problem.

The way of altruism will say that ego is the problem.

The way of enlightenment will say that darkness is the problem.

The way of works will say that selfishness is the problem.

But I say that the way is the way of love.

And fear is the problem.


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Twice Hell.


By inciting Generation X to damn Hippies and Gays Ronald Reagan made them twice the sons and daughters of hell.


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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thieves.


After I am dead no doubt the powers that be will put words into my mouth and claim that I was some sort of Orthodox Conservative who believed in judgement, punishment, the devil, and hell.

But these are lies.

And those who say them are thieves.


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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Cheap Trick.


The trick of Satanic rock music in our popular culture is to look like what we believe in or aspire to and then to sabotage any good, ideals, or progress we may have made.

They tempt and pervert us.

They corrupt and disturb us.

They lead us astray.

Then they curse us to hell.

This applies to all rock music and popular music in our culture.  But it is cleverly disguised.

We are being deceived.

We are being betrayed.

We are blinded and distracted.

We are ripped-off and blamed.

We would be better off without it.


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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Books.


In the Koran the Jews are called People of the Book.

But Muslims could just as easily be called People of the Book. 

In fact we are all People of the Book be it scripture or philosophy, sutra or manifesto, ideology or idolatry, even fiction.....

But the problem with books is that although they may contain fragments of truth they also contain errors.

And these errors result in conflict and violence, even war and bloodshed.

Assumptions of infallibility are obsolete.

We must read our books with discrimination.

For example any suggestion of Divine violence, punishment, terror, or torture should be questioned.

Any unlikely claims or statements should be put to the test.

At first we doubt that words have been put into the mouths of prophets, even the mouth of God.

But evidence from modern scholarship would suggest that this is exactly what has happened.

Traditions arise from commentaries on the scriptures and are enforced as if they were words of scripture itself.

So read with discrimination.

Ask yourself, "Why has the author written in this way?"

And you may be closer to the truth. 


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Monday, 14 May 2018

Me.


The problem with most New Age Gurus is that they concentrate on me.

They tell you how to get what you want out of life.

But this is merely mind games.

And it does not work.

They will tell you that you can control what is in your life by your own thoughts.

But this is not true.

It is an abuse of Eastern meditation techniques.

Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts helps us to cope with the stress and suffering of life.

But suggesting that we can control what comes into our life by our thoughts is folly.

It won't happen.

They are just telling you what you want to hear.

And making a lot of money out of it.

So don't listen to New Age Gurus who tell you you can get what you want out of life.

It simply won't happen.

Spiritual development is about what we give.

And not just giving so we can receive.

It has been said that to be loved is good but to love is better.

Give love.

And turn for Home.


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Sunday, 13 May 2018

God's Favor.


God does not favor one person over another.

God does not favor one nation over another.

God does not favor one race over another.

God is the God of all.

And all peoples have experiences of God.

So all peoples should look to their religions and find the heart of their teachings.

Then we will truly be His sons and daughters.


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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Killers.


Why would you follow a rock band called The Killers?


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Curses.


In the temples of the ancient world there were stone tablets called curse tablets.

These were requests addressed to the god to curse a person's enemies for whatever reason.

We also find this in the Bible:

God says to Abraham, "I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you, I will curse."  Genesis 12:3 (NRSV)

This thinking is also evident in the Psalms where David repeatedly calls on God to destroy his enemies.

But this is a serious misunderstanding of the nature of God.

God does not curse anyone.

God is a constant blessing to all people.

The idea that God will bless you and curse your enemies is false thinking.

It comes about through humankind's dualistic thinking.

But God is One.

A blessing to us all.


[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, 11 May 2018

The Enemy.


Far from our enemy being the Religious Right or the Corporate Plutocrats our enemy is fear.

It is fear that drives these conservative elements to oppose and attack God's messengers.

Fear of God, fear of poverty, fear of failure, fear of justice, fear of the masses.....

These fears underpin their policies and actions.

So to overcome the darkness which has engulfed us we must look to the fears which lie under aggression and violence.

Only then will we have Peace.


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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Backwards.


If you want proof of the effects of Satanism in rock music, sports, and popular entertainment:

Everyone's caps are on backwards and the churches are empty.


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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Weep!


Wars in the Middle East.

Starvation in Africa.

Persecution in Russia.

Genocide in Asia.

Slavery everywhere.

Inequality and injustice.

Evil in the darkness.

Weep!


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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

David.


In the Psalms David describes his experience of God.

He echoes Moses in Psalm 145:

"The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love."  Psalm 145:8 (NRSV)

But, like Moses, David believed that God punishes the wicked.

"The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy."  Psalm 145:20 (NRSV)

This is the expectation of Natural Justice which human beings have projected onto God.

But God does not destroy the wicked.

His mercy and forgiveness extend even to those we call evil.

For they also are sons and daughters of God.


[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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Monday, 7 May 2018

Aquarius and Scorpio.


It is important that we separate the influences of Aquarius and Scorpio.

The Aquarius Stellium* of February 1962 was thought by many to be the herald of the Age of Aquarius.

This stellium had Neptune at 13° Scorpio - the accursed degree of the accursed sign.

Neptune governs music and the rock music which was born in the early sixties was infected with covert Satanism.  Scorpio governs hidden things and evil influences.

But because this chart contained a stellium of planets in Aquarius rock music was associated with Aquarius.

Also the Uranus/Pluto conjunction which dominated the 1960s tended to confuse the influences of the two planets.  Uranus governs Aquarius and Pluto governs Scorpio.

Aquarius governs: astrology, homosexuality, freedom, altruism, technology, the future, the new, the original.....

Scorpio governs: secrets, death, violence, hate, evil, chaos, and sex.

Many of the negative manifestations of the Rock Era can be traced to Scorpio.

Rock music contains the influences of both Aquarius and Scorpio.

It is our task to separate these two influences.

And eliminate hate and evil from modern music forever.


*A stellium is a large group of planets in one sign.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Relative.


Rather than saying that what he says is relative.

We should say that he is a relative.

If God is our Father.

Then everyone is a relative.


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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Add Up.


In my experience anyone who thinks that because they are doing God's work in the world God will supply money to finance it is in serious trouble.

It has to add up.

God will not produce money out of mid-air to fund what we presume He wants us to do.

Even if we are doing what He wants us to do it still has to add up.

So don't imagine that the Church cannot go bankrupt.

With dwindling numbers and no new members the Church is in serious financial trouble.

It must be downsized.
Expensive properties must be sold.

Real estate must be rationalized.
Churches must be closed.

There will be a remnant.

But it still has to add up.


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Friday, 4 May 2018

God's Church.


Only about 5% of God's priests and ministers are involved in child sexual abuse.

A further 20% may be involved in inappropriate relationships with women or men.

But the sexual abuse scandals besmirch the whole of God's Church and even God Himself.

The fact that the hierarchy of the Church tried to protect the name of the Church rather than deal with sexual abuse according to the law is a secondary matter.

But the fact remains that 75% of priests and ministers are good, law abiding citizens.

It is unfair of society to condemn the whole of God's Church for the actions of a minority.

With the cry of Bring down the Patriarchy the Church is dying a slow death.

Churches are empty across the whole of the Western World.

But what will replace it?

If God tries to revive His Church you will say that it is a bankrupt institution.

Young people won't go near it.

So we are at the mercy of evil.

Corporate plutocrats enslave us.

Rock stars betray us.

Politicians ignore us.

The only answer is to make the public aware of the 75% of God's Church that is good.

And ask for the forgiveness of society. 


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Gay Marriage.


The Uniting Church in Australia Standing Committee on Marriage and Same-Gender Relationships has recommended that the Church allow the celebration of same-sex marriages within the Uniting Church.

This decision was tempered by a recommendation that individual ministers and church councils can refuse on the grounds of personal conscience.

The rationale behind this decision is that although there are passages in the Bible that seem to condemn homosexuality these passages are disputed and alternate interpretations should be respected.

The Uniting Church is not a literalist Church.

We respect the diversity of sources of scripture and of scholarly interpretations.

Homosexuality was seen as a part of the diversity of God's good creation and was therefore not to be demonized.

The Report will be presented to the National Assembly in July.


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Lovers' Cottage.


On my daily walk I pass a weatherboard house surrounded by climbing roses, blossom trees, and fragrant jasmine.....

It has a green gable over its garden gate.

The garden is visited by all kinds of birds: turtledoves, pigeons, corellas, rainbow lorikeets.....

I have dubbed the house Lovers' Cottage because of the sheer abundance of God's Love that surrounds it.

It is a visible symbol of our Atonement.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Way of the Heart.


The way is not the way of fanatical self-denial.

As if we were to place provisos on God's Love.

"'For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, "He has a demon"; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, "Look, a glutton and a drunkard. a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!"'" Luke 7:33,34 (NRSV)

But John the Baptist was not the Messiah.

The Messiah came eating and drinking.

In the same way the Bhagavad-Gita says:

"Great is the yogi who seeks to be with God,
Greater than those who mortify the body,
Greater than the learned,
Greater than the doers of good works."

"Give me your whole heart,
Love and adore me,
Worship me always,
Bow to me only,
And you shall find me."

Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'"  Matthew 22:37 (NRSV)

So do not listen to those who tell you that God requires extreme self-denial.

The way is the Way of the Heart.

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

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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Monday, 30 April 2018

Submerged.


We are submerged in evil.

Secret Satanism saturates our media.

Subliminal messages play constantly in pubs.

Our entertainment is dark and sinister.

Hellfire assails us.

We are drowning in death.

How can we counter this tidal-wave of evil?

God's Churches are ignorant or religiously aberrant.

They cooperate with hate.

They control and divert us.

From where will goodness come?

Look for the Light.

Embrace Life.

Show Mercy and Love.

Pray with a sincere heart.

God will answer.

And deliver us from evil.


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Evil?


If there is no devil and no dark forces then where does evil come from?

What we call evil is mostly the actions of ignorant human beings with free will, usually inspired by fear.  Or the indifferent actions of Nature.

Some human beings will embrace a kind of Spiritual Dualism and choose evil over good.

But I believe that Dualism is a false theology.

God is One and His creation is good.

Then how do we explain creeping things and serpents and scorpions, and wild animals like lions and tigers?

My thesis is that these things are manifestation of fear - they say, "be scared of me".

And they have evolved by way of that fear.

Fear drives violence and greed.
It results in war and economic oppression.

But contact with God assuages our fears.

And propagates peace.

"The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
the lion shall eat straw like the ox......
......They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain."  Isaiah 65:25 (NRSV)

So the problem is not evil but fear.

So what becomes of them after they die?

Perhaps, like the larvae, they are transformed into beautiful butterflies.


[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, 28 April 2018

The Miracle.


In his Avignon Quintet Lawrence Durrell wrote about a fictitious schizophrenic patient called Sylvie.

She lived in an asylum under a tapestry of a wounded doe.

And she enquires, "Is there any news from India?"

An Indian Yogi once said to me, "I may not be able to help you but I can send someone who can."

In his book Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres wrote of a mental patient, "'Go to the monastery of the saint and wait for the miracle.'"

The saint of Cephalonia regularly provided miraculous cures for mental patients.

I am reminded of the Gersasene demoniac in the Bible.
Jesus heals him and he is found "clothed and in his right mind."  Mark 5:15 (NRSV)

So there may not be any news from India but there is news from Israel.


[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, 27 April 2018

Angels.


There is no devil and there are no dark gods.

Evil in our world does not have a supernatural origin.

It is caused by fear and ignorance.

But there may still be angels:

Beings emanating from God's Love:

Messengers, protectors, helpers, healers.....

"And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow."  Matthew 28:2,3 (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, 26 April 2018

Utopia.


Utopia is a novel written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More.

It is about the ideal society.

Our local church discussion group read an article about a contemporary panel debate on the subject.

We compared Utopia with Jesus' vision of the Kingdom of God and found much common ground.

The conversation then turned to the concept of the common good  which, most agreed, has gone out of fashion.

The group concluded that our modern politicians would benefit greatly from a renewed commitment to the common good and the resurrection of ideals.


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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Good versus Evil.


If you go to the movies or watch T.V. at all you will be familiar with the Good versus Evil storyline.

The good guys win in the end through superior violence but not until evil has lasted just long enough for us to indulge our dark side.

This is standard fare for our entertainment.

It has little to do with what is truly good or what is truly evil.

This is the way of the sword which the world endorses.

But the true way is the way of Jesus.

Jesus said not to oppose evil but to pray for those who abuse us.

This is because evil is inspired by fear and God does not destroy evil people but seeks to redeem them.

So don't take your lead from popular entertainment.

Follow the non-violent lead of Jesus of Nazareth.


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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Infinite Love.


Love is the only thing that actually increases the more you give it away.

Once we find our soul - the divine spark within our hearts - we reconnect with the source of love.

Our soul is the part of us that loves.

And once we learn to give love we find that the source of love is infinite.

So open your heart and give love to others.

And your life will be transformed.

Jesus said to love God and love your neighbor.

Do this and you will be Home at last.


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Monday, 23 April 2018

Death.


Death is the basis of black magic and Satanism.

It is the "death to God" referred to by St. Paul.

St Paul said, "the wages of sin is death."  Romans 6:23 (NRSV)

And, "the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil."  Hebrews 2:14 (NRSV)

So the devil tempts us to sin and then imposes death upon us.

This is Paul's thesis.

And those who have sold their souls to the devil do the devil's work.

That is: temptation and damnation.

This is what modern rock bands and others do: tempt us to sin and then damn us to hell.

But the basis of it is the power of death.

However, there is no devil in reality and no death.

This is a theory invented to explain our experience.

So all their attempts to get us into hell are in vain.

But that is not to say that it does nothing.

Their curses and sabotage still affect us.

It causes suffering, depression, and suicide.

We drink their poison and blame ourselves.

But God will forgive us.

And grant us eternal life.


[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, 22 April 2018

Religious Homophobia.


Some people have internalized religious homophobia to such an extent that they assume that any homosexual activity is damned.

Once again the key is fear.

Fear of AIDS. Fear of death. Fear of punishment.

But now that AIDS is no longer a death sentence they can overcome their fears and address the false image of God which inspired them in the first place.

Truth and Reconciliation.

Confession and Forgiveness.


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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Internalized Homophobia.


Some homosexual men have internalized society's homophobia and buried their sexual feelings deep beneath a manly mask.

This homophobia can come from parents, peers, religious or political leaders.

But the fear of being discovered is so great that they are locked in an iron closet.

These fears include: fear of being disowned by parents, fear of ridicule and violence from peers, fear of damnation and ostracism from religious leaders, and fear of persecution from political leaders.

This repression of sexuality causes great psychological problems and can lead to severe mental illness.

But fear is the key.

Somehow they must overcome their fears and emerge like a butterfly from the closet.


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Friday, 20 April 2018

Children.


Children are now being placed in a loveless environment from as young as 6 months.

It was bad enough when children went to school at 5.

But now they are deprived of their parents' love almost from birth.

It was never meant to be like this!

Children were supposed to receive love from their parents until at least adolescence when they formed loving relationships of their own.

Children were supposed to learn from their parents.

We were never supposed to live for long periods without love.

In the schoolyard children learn fear.

And this fear can rule you for life.

I am not suggesting that family love is perfect but it's better than nothing.

I dread to think how these young children will react when they become teenagers.

They may be rebellious, even hateful.

Parents rationalize their selfishness by thinking early education gives their child an edge.

But they are not thinking about the child's emotional and psychological development.

And children are being subjected to Satanic rock music, entertainment, and toys from birth.

This all adds up to a very disturbed and mixed up teenager who may never escape the negativity of this early training.

I hope and pray that they find love. 


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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Hugs Help!


In a world that is cold, impersonal, and cruel.

Any sign of warmth and love is welcome.

Hugs help!


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

She Said.


She said:

"The only time he ever touched me was when he wanted sex."


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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Choose Love.


It is the way of the world to accumulate money and possessions.

It is the way of the world to grab power and privilege.

It is the way of the world to exploit others and feel superior.

The way of the world is driven by fear.

But God's ways are the ways of equality.

The ways of compassion.

The ways of mercy and forgiveness.

God's ways are driven by Love.

So we have a choice:

To follow the way of the world - which is fear.

Or:

To follow the way of the Kingdom of God - which is Love.


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Monday, 16 April 2018

Opening the Scriptures.


When we encounter the real God He opens the scriptures to us.

Then we can read the Bible with discrimination.

Seeking God's face helps us to know which words are from God and which words are the messenger's fears and assumptions.

Any violence, judgement, or oppression is not from God.

God is Love.

And He condemns no one.

It is our job to separate the fragments of Light from the shards of pottery which contained them.


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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Homosexuality.


The fact remains that some people are born with a homosexual orientation.

Inconvenient and awkward as this may be it is a fact of life.

So any attempts to demonize homosexuals is tainted with hate and betrays its basis in fear.

Fear of AIDS, fear of difference, and fear of the alien drives some people to persecute homosexuals.

It may even cause them to act violently towards them.

But any attempt to justify violence and hatred using texts from the Bible is a perversion of the spirit of the Bible - which is that all people are loved by God.

God loves gays.

Like a father loves his gay sons.

He will not reject them.

He will not betray them.

And He will welcome them into Heaven when they die.


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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Everyone.


I was surprised and impressed when a friend of mine who suffers from mental illness who had been in hospital said to me, "Everyone has their story, I know that."

This opened my eyes to the reality that everyone suffers in this world and that no one is exempt from growth.

To see each person in a mental institution as a unique individual who is no less human than ourselves is quite a revelation.

Even those who are mentally ill and written off by society can teach us important lessons in life.

I am indebted to Virginia for her wise and gentle insights.


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Friday, 13 April 2018

Finding Favor.


Finding favor with God is not being favored in the sense of preferential treatment.

Finding favor with God is being nearer to His Nature and His Will.

It is being close to God.

The Bible says that certain people found favor with God.

One of these was Job.

And Job certainly did not come in for preferential treatment.

There are certain individuals who from time to time find favor with God.

And these are people who have a certain mission to fulfill.

But it does not indicate prosperity or good fortune.

It may, in fact, result in the opposite from a worldly perspective.

Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, J.F.K., Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Anwar Sadat.....

All of these were assassinated.

Because they challenged the Status Quo of our world.

Jesus said that the way of the world was evil.

So, far from being God's Will, God challenges the way of the world: the worship of money, the custom of privilege, the persecution of minorities, the oppression of the poor.....

God is on the side of the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the alien.....

So cry out to God!

He will hear.


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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Make Love.


Rather than being passive channels of God's Love we should learn to use our own hearts.

In this way we will fulfill Jesus commandment to love and increase the love in the world.

So open your heart and give love to those around you.

Make love.

And live.


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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

God's Nature.


"To love is to know me,
My innermost nature....."
          - Bhagavad-Gita.

Love God and love your neighbor.

Give love to those around you.

For God is Love.


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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Light.


"God is light and in him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5 (NRSV)

God is not subject to our human concepts of dualism.

God is transcendent - beyond the pairs of opposites.

"God is light and in him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5 (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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Friday, 6 April 2018

The Galactic Center.


There was an article today on the Internet claiming that scientists had proven that there was a cluster of black holes at the center of our galaxy.

Despite the fact that all they had discovered was x-ray emissions close to the Galactic Center which indicated the possible existence of binary systems they still insisted that this proved the black hole theory.

But black holes suck in light from stars so the center of our galaxy would be dark.

But in reality it shines with beautiful light.

It is not necessary for a black hole to attract clusters of stars at the center of our galaxy.  All that is required is a huge mass of some sort.

For example the center of our Solar System is not a black hole but the Sun.

The dark matter - the planets - revolve around the light.

So the black hole theory is bankrupt.

It cannot withstand scrutiny.

Our Galactic Center shines with heavenly light.


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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Idee Fixe.


In astrology the fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.

This is significant because these signs are typified by fixed ideas.

So the fixed idea that homosexuals are evil which dominates the generation born with Neptune in Scorpio is in direct conflict with those who have planets in Aquarius which accepts, even glorifies, homosexuality.

And we are entering the Age of Aquarius not the Age of Scorpio.

This is why the issue of homosexuality is prominent in our time.

AIDS has not dealt a death blow to gay rights.

We have weathered the storm and are now emerging to take our place in the Age of Aquarius.

The idee fixe which typifies Aquarius is the acceptance and celebration of gays.


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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

X-Fear.


The intense homophobic fear which was stimulated in Generation X by AIDS has resulted in violence, cruelty, torture, arrest, and mass-murder.

And this homophobic fear includes both sides if the religious divide.

So that Fundamentalist Christians, Muslims, and Hindus, Buddhists and Satanists in rock music and sports are equally violent towards gays.

This inspires damnation, torture, violence, hate, ostracism, and rejection.

It has even caused murder and persecution.

Scapegoating of gays is common in Generation X.

But Generation X are no longer young.

They are over 50, overweight, and out of date.

The new generation of young people, the Millennials, are much less homophobic than Generation X.

The results of the Same-Sex Marriage Survey in Australia put the rate of approval among people under 24 at 84%.

So we are due for a change.

Generation X's draconian attitudes are no longer the norm.

It is up to surrounding generations to re-educate Generation X by addressing the fears which drive them.

Violence, hate, and evil are driven by fear.
 
AIDS is no longer a death sentence.
HIV can be stopped from developing into AIDS.
So as long as we are tested AIDS is over.

So the fear of homosexuals is over.

And once the fear is gone the evil reaction will be gone.


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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Write-Off.


God does not hold us accountable for our mistakes.

He writes off our debts.

How many parables did Jesus tell of the master writing off debts?

How many times did he say, "'Your sins are forgiven.'"  Matthew 9:5 (NRSV)

It is inevitable that we will make mistakes.

We cannot know everything from birth.

So it is really just a matter of degree.

Jesus said, ""Those who are well have no need of a physician but those who are sick.'"  Matthew 9:12 (NRSV)  "For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.'"  Matthew 9:13 (NRSV)

He also said that he who is forgiven more will love more.


[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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Monday, 2 April 2018

Spiritual Healing.

 

Jesus healed the Gerasene demoniac whose name was Legion - "for we are many."  Mark 5:9 (NRSV)

"They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind."  Mark 5:15 (NRSV)

Thus Jesus healed a man with severe schizophrenia - he had many voices*.

In Louis de Bernieres' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin the Patron Saint of the island Agios Gerasimos heals the mentally ill.

On his feast day the preserved body of the Saint is passed over the sick in the hope that they will be cured.

"'You should send him to the madhouse at the monastery of the saint, and wait for the miracle.'" says Father Arsenios.

So there is a history of spiritual healing in Christianity.

Jesus said to him, "'Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.'"  Mark 5:19 (NRSV)


*NB Schizophrenia is not demonic possession so exorcism of the mentally ill is not recommended.

[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 April 2018

Lifequake!


Instead of the Satanic association of sexual orgasm with death I suggest that we refer to the pleasure of orgasm as a lifequake!

Sex is an expression of life itself.

We experience a surge of life through our body.
And a climax of love for our partner.

Sex leads to life not death.

And the experience of sexual orgasm makes us feel fully alive.

So a lifequake is an appropriate term for sexual orgasm.


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