Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Center.

God is at the center.

God hints, nudges, directs, relieves, corrects.....

The process, the idea, the event is guided by God.

The hand of God can be discerned in it.

A movement of the spirit.

A great leap forward.

A process of enlightenment.


The heart is at the center.

The opening of the heart.

The blossoming of the heart.

Giving Love.

The water of human kindness.

To everyone.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Water.

The water of Aquarius [an air (mind) sign] relates to our concepts.
Concepts are either true or false.

Satan is a concept that was invented to explain why bad things happen to good people.
Satan is a false concept.

Rewards and punishments (from God) for good or bad behavior are concepts invented by man to satisfy his concept of natural justice.
Rewards and punishments from God are false concepts.

Unconditional love is a concept that we intuitively attribute to God.
Unconditional love from God is a true concept.

We live our lives according to our concepts, but not all our concepts are true.

Judgment and hell are concepts attributes to God after death.
These are false concepts.

We live in fear of things that are not there.
This is darkness.

The light that comes from God dispels the darkness.
No longer will we live in fear.

Darkness hides things (lies).
Light reveals things (the truth).

Aquarian minds enter a meditative state which is like a reverie.  In this state we intuitively answer the big questions.

It is cool rather than hot.
It is clear (like crystal).
it is transpersonal.
It is mutual.

John Bodycomb called it, "A great stream of thought, spreading like flood waters across a plain, reaching into every corner as it goes."

It will touch everyone and everything.
It flows - like a stream of consciousness.
Water flows around and over things and levels out like a spirit level.
Everything is equal.

Concepts like non-violence, truthfulness, gentleness, goodness, self-discipline, charity, even-handednesss, and love surround the divine.

But the key is Love.

Love God and love your neighbor, who is God.

Friday, 29 March 2013

The Dark Side.

If people choose hatred, revenge and violence then, no matter what their religion, they choose the dark side and do evil in the world.

God is unconditional love, compassion, and forgiveness, He does not punish us or use violence or force.

This is good news.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Love is a Verb.

The presence of God comes and goes.
As David attests.

David prays for God to destroy his enemies.
Jesus prays for his enemies to be forgiven.

God leaves a space for us to move into to act out the revelations we have received.

Love is a verb.

But it is not the verb to do.

It is the verb to Love.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Healing?

1.  Should we believe that the healing narratives in the New Testament are merely efforts to prove that Jesus is the Messiah by fulfilling the Old Testament prophecies?

Or should we take them at face value?

2.  Should we place the miracles in the category of events that take place "'while the bridegroom is with them'"  Mark 2:19a (NRSV), i.e. while Jesus is alive?

Or should we believe that Jesus healing power transcends death?

3.  What expectations should we have of prayers for people who are sick?
(a)  No expectation.
(b)  Total faith of a cure.
(c)  Hope without expectation.
(d)  Healing without cure.
(e)  Coping.

One possible answer to the mystifying questions of prayers for healing is that prayers will not be answered if your attitude or ideas are wrong.
This would create a false impression of God.

God works to create the maximum possible good for the maximum number of people.

The overall impression created by His response to our prayers will be the maximum positive effect for the maximum number of people.

This may be healing or silence.

The healing which took place when Jesus prayed for the sick can be seen as an endorsement of Jesus' teachings.

The silence which followed the fundamentalists prayers for healing of their friend can be seen as a disendorsement of their approach.

A prayer from the heart is more important.


(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.)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Palestine/Israel.

God is the God of the Jews.

God is the God of the Arabs.

Two brothers fighting.
God is their Father.

God's wish is that they live together in peace.
Side by side in Palestine/Israel.
Neither attacking nor oppressing the other.

God is also the God of Christians.

God's wish is that all His children live in peace.
Without attacking or retaliating.

This is what it means to turn the other cheek.
And to pray for your enemies.

Do not retaliate but do good to those who attack you in the hope that they may see the light of God's peace and experience God's grace.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Interconnectedness.

With the advent of globalization and world financial markets we are becoming more aware of how we are interconnected.

Increasingly we are all in this together.
We are brothers and sisters.

As this happens the inequalities between us are coming to the surface.
For example:  land deals in third world countries by first world companies and governments,
                        exploitation of labor in the same way.

As these hidden supports of western wealth are revealed the shame and stigma associated with them will force the first world (who consider themselves good and pure) to change their policies.

This will gradually cause the world to become more just and equal.

But it is a slow process and the first world powers - corporations and governments - do not want their secrets revealed.

This will effect the wealth of the west.
It is our task to see that this is done justly and compassionately.
Not just by market values which are so brutal.
Not just at the expense of welfare and the social safety net.

Unfortunately the rich own the media.  Therefore they control what we see.  They will whitewash the west and the wealthy and demonize foreigners and the poor.
As the British Empire concealed its crimes.

The rich do not want their domination challenged and will fight to maintain it.

This is fear.

But they will only do what they can get away with.
They cannot survive shame or legislation.
There will be demonstrations and boycotts.
Occupy Wall Street is the beginning of this.

People do not want to be ruled by the rich (plutocracy) but by the state (democracy).

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Koran.

God: the Compassionate, the Merciful.

The Koran would appear to be constructed in a similar way to the Bible.

In the Koran Mohammed criticizes the Jews (the People of the Book) for falsifying scriptures.  He accepts, however, that the Torah contains revelations from God, but claims that the Jews do not obey their own revelations (the prophets).

Mohammed also criticizes Christianity for claiming that Jesus is a begotten son of God.  He recognizes that Jesus is a prophet but claims that Christians have departed from his message.

These claims are similar to the beliefs of Progressive Christianity:
1.  That many of the words of the Old Testament were put into the mouth of God.
2.  That the Christology which grew up after the death of Jesus is a false doctrine.

Here, however, the two approaches depart:
-  Islam returns to the harsh rewards and punishments of the Old Testament.
-  Progressive Christianity refutes rewards and punishments in favor of unconditional love.

Progressive Christianity is more like Sufism (Islamic mysticism) which is based on the Love of God and trust in Him.

Mohammed is right when he says that God loves goodness, honesty, and charity.
He is wrong, however, in saying that God punishes evil doers and unbelievers.

Islam is a religion of success, i.e. our fortunes on earth reflect God's favor or disfavor.  This is clearly refuted in the Book of Job in the Bible.  Not many Christians would believe that these days.

The Koran supports retaliation but says that God does not love the aggressor.

Mohammed also uses We.
It is not clear whether he means Islam and its leaders or God Himself.

It is upon these passages that Shariah law is based.

The Koran also justifies terror: it says to strike terror into the unbelievers.

The Koran should be read in a similar way to the Bible.  You should be highly selective of which passages you read.  Many passages reflect a philosophy of violence which is offensive and should therefore be ignored.  But, as Mohammed himself says, these writings also contain the light of revelation, and as such should be respected.

The Koran says that whoever believes in God and does what is right has nothing to fear or regret.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Moses and the Law.

When Moses delivered the 10 Commandments they represented what was needed by the Hebrew tribe, who were, by all accounts, a rather unruly bunch.

The commandments of the Law were health regulations and such things as incest prohibitions, which were good things for the tribe.

As happens with most things, however, the powers that be decided that if rules and regulations were good (what God wanted) then more and more rules and regulations would be better and better.

This is not, however, the case.

As happened in the 1960s when too much restriction was rectified by more freedoms, more and more freedoms were granted until there were no rules and regulations at all.

The pendulum swings wildly one way then the other.

Perhaps the answer lies in the U.C.A. Sexuality Reports which recommended freedoms and responsibilities - finding a balance between the two extremes.

Interestingly these two principles are ruled astrologically by Saturn (restrictions) and Uranus (freedoms) - the two co-rulers of Aquarius.

So finding a balance between the two may perhaps be a clue to the Age of Aquarius.

You will find both in the Bible - The Law, The Old Testament.
                                                    - New Wine, The New Testament.

Although rules and regulations may be a good thing, this by no means justifies punishment.

I have never known God to punish anyone.

Punishment is a principle based on fear - fear of crime and harmful behavior (badness) - and as such is a human invention.

God works more through light - enlightenment, realization - and relies on goodness.

Badness = fear.

Goodness = love.

Consequences on the other hand are to do with cause and effect.

So AIDS is not punishment from God for the sin of homosexuality but if you are promiscuous and have many sexual partners you run an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease like AIDS.

This is perhaps more to do with common sense than moral law.

The Law is not a set of moral absolutes, it is a set a of guidelines for the benefit of the community.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Rainbows.


You can't have crystals without rainbows.
The spectrum of colors is refracted through the crystals.

Crystals and rainbows are Aquarian.

Rainbows represent variety, diversity, the full spectrum of views.
The Rainbow Coalition is Aquarian.

Rainbows also represent peace with God (the story of the flood).

Aquarius rules homosexuality.
The rainbow flag is the gay symbol.

Aquarius represents the New Age.

New Jerusalem shines "like jasper, clear as crystal."  Revelation 21:11b (NRSV)  The waters of life sparkle "bright as crystal"  Revelation 22:1a (NRSV)

Aquarius also rules prophesy and technology.
Gays and lesbians are called prophets by some.

So gays and lesbians are intrinsically related to the symbols of Aquarius.
You can't have crystals without rainbows.
You can't have the New Age without gays and lesbians.


(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, 21 March 2013

The Weakest Link.

The homosexual Satanists in our popular culture are the weakest link in the Satanic chain because homosexuals are being made the scapegoat by the right wing in our society.

They say "hop on the bandwagon", the gay express which is being driven by rock stars.  But gay people are being betrayed.  We are being tempted and led astray with the objective of getting us into hell.

Homosexuals should be warned about rock stars and what they do.

But you can't sell homosexuality and scapegoat it at the same time.

It is not in the homosexual Satanists interests to conspire with the right wing because they will betray them and cast them as the scapegoat.

This is done by negative propaganda.

They use religious institutions to demonize gays and lesbians.

But there is no hell.

In the end there is only God's Love.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

God and Nature.

In the beginning man mistook Nature for God.

Nature is indifferent to human virtue.  God is not.

What happens in the world is the doing of human beings, not God.
We mistake human actions for God's favor or disfavor.

It is a mistake to model our image of God on nature.

Nature is the law of the jungle.

In the presence of God, "The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them."  Isaiah 11:6 (NRSV)

God is the source of all peace (Islamic saying).

The way of the world is evil.

Nature is autonomic.

God transcends nature.

God is sublime.
God is gentle.
There is no fear in God.

God is our Father.

Cry out to God and He will hear!


(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.)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

What Does God Require of Us?

Honesty.
Sincerity.
Integrity.

Justice.
Equality.
Mercy.

Charity.
Generosity.
Detachment.

Contentment.
Faith.
Love.

Most of all
Love.

Love is tolerant.  Love is kind.  Love is faithful.  Love is wise.

Love is the food of life, the water without which we cannot live.

Love is the wine with which we are intoxicated, the cure for all ills, the universal panacea.

If you have love you will never die.

Give love!

Love God!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Words of Love.


Childlike love (Gk: storge):
(i)   for mother.
(ii)  for father.
(iii) for brothers and sisters.

Romantic love (Lt: amor):
(i)   for women.
(ii)  for men.

Sexual love (Gk; eros):
(i)   for same sex.
(ii)  for opposite sex.

Fraternal love (Gk: philos):
(i)   for people of our own culture.
(ii)  for people of other cultures.

Parental love (Gk: storge):
(i)   for our own children.
(ii)  for other young people (mentor).

Universal love (Lt: caritas):
(i)   for everyone.
(ii)  for everything.

Love of God (Gk: agape):
(i)   adoration.
(ii)  devotion.


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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hidden.

The covert Satanism which was pioneered by the rock stars of the 1960s has spread to movie and T.V. stars, sportsmen and women, and writers and commentators.  It permeates all rock music.

It forms a web of evil which spans our popular culture.

This is hidden by conscious efforts to manipulate their public image.
White covers up their evil activities like whited sepulchers.

They use astrology backwards - pushing the negatives of each generational sign - selfishness for Leo, hedonism for Libra, holier than thou for Virgo, hate and violence for Scorpio, laziness for Sagittarius, prejudice and judgment for Capricorn, promiscuity, drugs and madness for Aquarius etc..

This is subconscious sabotage.
The surface of the music may be all sweetness and light but beneath is hatred and violence, madness and evil.

They are waging war against God.
The false God of punishment and judgment that the Churches have taught them.
Propaganda and lies are their weapons.

There is no Satan in reality.
But the damage done remains.

It has been said that the devil deceives the whole world.

Modern Satanism deceives everyone.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

We Don't Want to Know.

When the light rises it illuminates both good and evil.

So when it becomes apparent that God is Love we rejoice.

But when we see that our favorite rock stars and sporting heroes have sold their souls to the devil we don't want to know.

Then when we are told that there is no devil we are glad.

But there are still devil-worshipers poisoning our minds through the popular culture.  We are constantly cursed.

When we realize that God does not punish us, now or ever, we rejoice.

When we realize that God does not punish even those who have turned against Him we don't want to know.  We need bad people to blame and deride.

So God is universally loving.

We must accept that there is evil around us.

And we must try to forgive.

Friday, 15 March 2013

God is Love.

"'The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.....forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.'"  Exodus 34:6,7b (NRSV)

These words are reiterated in Psalm 103:8 and Jonah 4:2.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might."  Deuteronomy 6:5 (NRSV)

"Moreover, the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, so that you will love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul, in order that you may live."  Deuteronomy 30:6 (NRSV)

Many statements like these in the Old Testament are followed by threats of punishment.
These are qualifications which have been added on to the statements of God's love.

An example of this practice appears in the New Testament.
In Luke 14 the story of the wedding banquet stops after the multitudes attend the banquet.
In Matthew 22, however, there is an additional section in which a man not having an appropriate wedding garment is cast into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

This clearly demonstrates that additions of punishment were added to some sections of the Bible.

The Law of the Old Testament is telling Israel how to live in the world.
It enjoins them to live honestly, truthfully, and with love and compassion for their fellow human beings.

This is the spirit of the Law which came from God through Moses' heart.

It is a manifestation of God's love for the world.


(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.)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

God's Ways.

People need a correct image of God's ways.
Because many are acting wrongly in God's name.
They cannot understand what God is doing.

God does not punish us for our errors.
God does not hate or despise anyone.
God understands all His creatures and loves them unconditionally.
God does not take sides; no one is destroyed.
God does not kill.
God is trustworthy and reliable.

Christianity is not a battle against evil.
It is a gospel of love:
Love your enemies.
Love God and your neighbor.

The message of the prophets is one of social justice:
To care for the widow, the fatherless, the stranger, the homeless, and the criminal.
To treat your workers fairly and provide work for others.

Man looks at the exterior but God looks within (the heart).

Why does God leave or stop?
God leaves a space for us to grow into.
So we can put into practice what we have learned.

God does not win, conquer, or dominate.
God is with the least, the forgotten, the losers.
God comes in last place.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Jonah.


The position of Jonah over the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel is most significant.

Firstly, it relates to the deep (the unconscious) which existed before the separation of light and darkness (the first panel of the ceiling).

Secondly, it represents the resurrection - three days in the whale and three days in the tomb - this is "'the sign of Jonah'"  Luke 11:29b (NRSV)  that Jesus spoke about.

Thirdly, the figure of Jonah leans heavily to the right as if casting a net.  This recalls the story when Jesus says to cast the net on the right side of the boat and it is overwhelmed with fish.

Fourthly, the figure of Jonah looks upward towards the Separation of Light and Darkness.  He looks directly at the light of God.  This reflects his words, "'I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishment.'"  Jonah 4:2b (NRSV)

Lastly, the last word in the story of Jonah is that God spares the city of Nineveh for pity citing many innocent people and animals (this echoes God's words about Sodom and Gomorrah).

So in effect God's mercy is over the Judgment.


[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, 12 March 2013

Love.

Life is about love.

The presence and absence of love.

All novels are about this.
Finding love, losing love.

Sex is the consummation of love.
All sex is looking for love.

Adulation is a pale facsimile of love.

Drugs are a substitute for love.

In life we learn how to give love.
To open our hearts to others.

This is the cause and the purpose of life.

To give love to whomever life places in our path.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Things to Come.

What changes have come with Aquarius?

The main change is the social safety net (social welfare).
This empowers individuals in society.

Women rights and gay rights are other manifestations.

The drive for maternity leave and universal superannuation is another.

There will be more.

After Pluto's transit through Capricorn the power planet progresses into Aquarius from 2024 to 2042.  During this 18 year period we will see revolutionary changes in society.

What might they be?

There may be an increase in shareholder activism.

Gay marriage will be sanctioned.

Aquarius represents the parliament and the state.
There may be legislation to force corporations to be more socially responsible.
There may be an increase in state ownership.
The attitude towards crime may change - becoming more rehabilitation-oriented rather than punishment-oriented.

The United Nations may become more important again.

Governments may become more aid-oriented.

Attitudes will change:

People will become more global-conscious.

Humanitarianism will thrive.

Environmentalism will increase.

We will see the end of the class system.

All these things are yet to come.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Crystal Clear.

It's not black and white.
It's not winning.

God judges no one.

It's about the blossoming of the heart.
Tears, sympathy, understanding for those who do not conform to our idea of goodness.

It's about everyone.
All are brothers an sisters.

It's not about harsh penalties and tough punishments.
It's about forgiveness.

It's not about revenge and retribution.
It's about another chance.

It's not about naming and shaming.
It's about reconciliation.

It's not about justifying evil.
It's about transcending evil

Life is not God's rewards and punishments.
Life is what we do to each other.

Do to others what you would like them to do to you.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Throwing Rocks.

"Why?  Why?  Why?"
We are constantly being told (by the media) to blame God for serious crime.

But it is not God doing the crimes.
We do them to each other of our own free will.

We are constantly being told (by the media) to seek justice in the form of revenge.
"Lock them up and throw away the key."
"Make them suffer."
"Burn in hell for ever."

But Jesus says to forgive those who wrong us.

God does not punish sinners.
He loves them also.
This does not mean that He condones what they do.
But God does not hate sin.
He understands it.

This does not make evil O.K..

One definition of holiness is without evil or sin.
God transcends these worldly things.

The reason for suffering is sin.
The reason for sin is fear.
Fear will be forgiven.

The approach of punishing severely objective crime is totally opposed to God's ways.
Why would we be supposed to visit prisoners in jail if that was the case?
God's approach is more like the Chinese method of re-educating criminals - rehabilitation and re-absorption into society.

Jesus does this when he tells a man healed of an evil spirit to go and tell the Pharisees that he has been healed (made clean) and can thus be reconciled with society.

We are constantly encouraged to throw rocks at sinners, especially sex offenders.
This recalls the woman taken in adultery.
Jesus says, "'Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'"  John 8:7b (NRSV)
Afterwards he says, "'Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?'"  John 8:10 (NRSV)
Then, "'Neither do I condemn you.'"  John 8:11b (NRSV)

It has often been pointed out that Jesus tells her not to sin again.
This is true.

It depends what you call sin.

Many of those opposed to homosexuality say that this applies to us.
That is to say that homosexuality is a sin.

I disagree.
Homosexuality is no more a sin than heterosexuality.

Some say that homosexuality is a demon.
It is not.

Those who oppose homosexuality are gripped by fear - fear of transgression, fear of hell.

Homosexuality is not the abominable sin that they think it is.

Homosexuality is love - love for someone of the same sex.


(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.)

Friday, 8 March 2013

Sabotage.

Aquarius will support increased equality and humanitarianism.  Globalization in the form of international brotherhood will develop.  The internet will increasingly create the global village.  We will increasingly be a family of humanity.

Any positive effects from this, however, will be sabotaged and perverted by Satanists in the rock music industry.  They are already playing the role of saboteur and will push drugs, promiscuity, and insanity to the point where the effects of Aquarius will be virtually nullified , or even negative.

This has implications for God's plan for the world.
Any effort to eradicate poverty and institute social justice, even to create a more warm and friendly world, will be sabotaged to the point where it is negligible.  In fact they may make it worse.

God will lose, and so will Aquarius.

This is compounded by the fact that the humanitarian movement is constantly being opposed by rich conservative forces who use their media outlets to propagandize against anything that will cost them money or challenge their power, social and political.

They use their media to shift public opinion and this influence combined with the black sabotage in music and entertainment means that little progress can be made, even though there is a clear majority of Aquarian souls.

Today we are seeing the Aquarian forces challenging the conservatives.  There is some hope that they might win out.  It is yet to be seen whether the war to win hearts and minds can be won.

The vitriol of the conservatives is caused by their fear of socialism and losing their privileges and excessive wealth and their hold on power.

But anything that the Rainbow Children may try to do will be sabotaged by Satanists disguised as saviors.  Bad people will be encouraged and rewarded, good people will be led astray and ruined.  It is their intention to get everyone into hell. And there is no one to stop them.

So we must make it known that rock musicians and sportspeople and entertainers worship the devil and practice black magic.  People should not listen to them, follow them, or copy them.

Sex and drugs and rock and roll, selfishness, materialism, promiscuity, darkness, malice, lies, cowardice, money, celebrity, fame.....
All these things will be done to sabotage Aquarius.

God's house is almost empty.
Humanitarian work and charity are increasingly becoming secular concerns.
We are seeing the downfall of institutional religion.
Spirituality is increasingly becoming an individual concern.

But even if the Rainbow Children try to practice some sort of spirituality on an individual basis the web of evil will be too strong and nothing will work.  I know this , I tried.

It was only when I joined a religious community and called on God in prayer that I was able to make any headway at all.

So group spirituality is important.  It will not work on an individual basis.
Whether this is the Church or something new I do not know but group spirituality of some sort is vital.

But God does not favor an adversarial approach.  He makes peace between warring factions.  He wishes to unify His house.

So, instead of trying to win out against the conservative forces, we should be trying to make peace with them.

In the Church it is possible to talk about fear and have some sort of sympathy for them.  But in society it is difficult to have sympathy for those who manipulate and bully us.

Fear motivates them.

Perhaps we can have sympathy for that.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Heart of Flesh.

On earth there is also another way.

This is the way of the heart.
And it works through people.

God says, "I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."  Ezekiel 36:26b (NRSV)

God removes the heart of stone - a heart that is hard and cold, a heart that cannot love.

And what is a heart of flesh?
It is a heart that loves people not things.

In the end it is not things which make us happy but the people in our lives.

"'"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are my family, you did it to me."'"  Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)

All people are members of God's family and worthy of our love.

If you remember that you are heading home.


(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.)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Idols.

Men and women hanker after the idols of the earth: riches, fame, pleasure, status, power, adulation, possessions, glory, victory.....

And they will corrupt themselves for them.
They will do violence, torture, intimidation, extortion; lie, cheat, steal, murder, destroy, even sell their souls for them.

And humanity will call them great and good, even Knights of the Church.

They are whited sepulchers.

They will scapegoat the innocent and the good and their political opponents out of fear of losing their privileges.

Perhaps we should pity them and pray for them.

For crime brings with it fear.
Fear of discovery, fear of retribution..

But God will destroy no one.

Pray for them, not to be judged or punished, but to be redeemed and made free. Free of corruption and its fear, free of evil and its dread, free from avarice and its misery, free to act responsibly towards others, to provide food and employment to others rather than amassing personal wealth and power in the name of the shareholders.

Profit for the Shareholders justifies corruption.

We have no say in the running of the companies we invest in.

Shareholder activism is a voice crying in the wilderness.

We must demand that the money we provide be used in a manner which we approve of.

"Take your dividend and be happy with that."  We are told.

Exploitation, collusion, excess, political donations, intimidation, extortion, child labor, sweat shops, scapegoating, cheating, tax evasion.....
All these things are concealed by our companies.

And their media outlets whitewash their image, their brand, their logo.....

And we are told,"Be happy with that."

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Bad.

We are being fed bad behavior all the time on C.D. and T.V..
It is passed off as human nature.
People, especially children and adolescents, copy it without realizing what they are doing.

Death and sex are a solid diet.
It is covered up with white to blind you.

People think that because there is no Satan there can be no Satanists.
They are in denial.

There are Satanists in our popular culture.
They believe in Satan and act accordingly.

We're being poisoned, sabotaged, betrayed.
They hope that we will transgress and be sent to hell.

We cannot be sent to hell, however.
There is no hell to go to.

But their sin remains.
Bad behavior dominates.
To the detriment of all.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Blame.

Satanists in the popular culture manipulate the unconscious to produce negative effects.

One of these effects is blame.

Blame of hippies and the left-wing.
Blame of homosexuals.

This suits certain elements within the Church and the right-wing.
They scapegoat their political enemies in order to win.

But the prejudice and fear which created this effect in the 1980s has diminished considerably.  The result is that now the effect is much less pronounced.

Ironically some stars support gay rights.  This counteracts the effect of blame.  

In fact we are close to a resolution.

In the end the right-wing will have to accept homosexuals and socialism in the same way as they had to accept the end of slavery and women's rights.  

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Redemption.

God is impartial not indifferent.

"'for he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.'"  Matthew 5:45b (NRSV)

There are reasons for evil.
Evil is a label that we put on the undecipherable.

"The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish"  2 Peter 3:9 (NRSV)

But God does not do the evil.

Evil is a mental concept based on dualism.
Dualism is an immature mentality.

In the New Paradigm the only evil is that chosen as an intellectual alternative to good.  There is no independent evil, no Satan, no demons, no dark forces or powers.
Only God's Love.

Evil is fear.

The shortcomings and shadows of humanity are enough to account for all the evil in the world.

Humans are a conglomerate of genetic and environmental influences:
Birth.  Childhood.  Education.  Experience.

"'For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.'"  Matthew 12:34b (NRSV)

Hatred, blame, violence, murder, extermination.....
or
Love, forgiveness, peace, life, growth.....

God does not destroy evil.
God redeems evil.

"'Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.'"  Luke 6:27,28 (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.)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

What We Can Do.

To neutralize Satanism in the music and entertainment industries.

Listen to sacred choral music.
Think of the poor and the disadvantaged.

Live forwards:
think of others,
spirituality,
humility (social),
humility (personal),
common sense,
non-violence,
light (white),
people           }
contentment}  will make you happy.
love               }

Moderation.
Sobriety.
Religion.
Faithfulness.
Wholesomeness.
Self-respect.
Self-esteem.
Humility.
Responsibility.
Level-headedness.
Forgiveness.
Love.
Courage.
Strength.
Truthfulness.
Trust.
Kindness.
Integrity.

Friday, 1 March 2013

What It Does.

Satanism in the music and entertainment industries.

Sells C.D.s.
Obsesses people with sports (distraction).

Lives backwards:
self-centredness,
materialism,
egotism,
insanity,
violence,
darkness (black),
money}
fame   }  will make you happy.
sex      }

Parties.
Drugs.
Black magic.
Promiscuity.
Perversity.
Depravity.
Degradation.
Humiliation.
Deadbeats (drop-outs).
Bloody-mindedness (the furies).
Revenge.
Hate.
Cowardice.
Weakness.
Lies.
Distrust.
Cruelty.
Corruption.