Saturday, 31 March 2018

Muscle Worship.


Muscle Worship

is Love.

Life calls to Life.

And from your heart

Flows water

Clear as crystal.

Blessing the Beloved

And washing clean

His soul.


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Friday, 30 March 2018

Whole.

                        

God makes us whole.

To be whole is to harmonize body, mind, and spirit.

It is to embrace our sexuality, our mentality, and our heart.

And it is to hold a holistic view of God.

God is One.

God is panentheistic and immanent.

So to develop spirituality no longer requires us to reject the body or sex.

Spirituality is no longer hierarchical with sex and the body at the bottom and the mind and spirit at the top.

Spirituality comes through the heart which in fact is in the middle.

We are to follow moderation which is the middle path.

Passion and pleasure are not excluded.

Our body is not cut off.

Some say that God is a Spirit.

But I say that God has a Spirit but He is more than that.

We have a body and a spirit.
How can God be less than us?
God must be all of this and more.

So when people say that God will make you whole it cannot mean that you become bodyless, quite the contrary, it makes the body, the mind, and the heart well. 


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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Motivation.

                            

If our motivation is to save the Church then our mission is doomed to failure.

We should, instead, be motivated by love.

Love for those around us in society.

Our love will cause us to care about the sufferings of others, even those far removed from us physically.

I mean the 10.9% of the population of our world who will go to bed hungry tonight.

I mean the millions fleeing war and persecution.

So, rather than closing our borders, we should open our hearts and our homes to those in need.


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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

If You Can't Beat Them.

                            

It is not possible for those who follow Satan to win.

Apart from the fact that God will always win out the fact that there is no Satan in reality means that he cannot help them.

So if you can't beat them join them.

If, by demonstration, God can convince them that their image of Him is false and that He is not opposed to sex in general and homosexuality in particular then they might change their approach.

If we can demonstrate that the image of God as a harsh judge and punisher of men and women is false then there may be some hope.

If we can show them that the teachings of the Conservative Churches is no more true today than they were in Jesus' time then they may change their minds.

The New Paradigm will not exclude them.

They too can experience the Love and forgiveness of God.


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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Enough.

                            

And how do we address the fears of the regime of power and privilege in our world?

By faith.

Faith in God's Love reassures us that there will always be enough.

The Love of God ensures that our needs will always be met.

So love God and love your neighbor.

Love even your enemies.

And pray for them.

Pray for them to realize that there will always be enough.


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Monday, 26 March 2018

Lord of the Rings.

                            

Although Lord of the Rings gives us valuable counters to evil in our world there are several errors which cause concern.

The first of these is the dehumanization of the enemy.

Evil is represented as non-human and therefore we can kill them without remorse.

The other error is  the sword.
Using violence to resolve conflict, however dire, is never the answer.

So where does that leave us?

White, light, goodness - these things remain.

But mature religion teaches the humanity of our enemies and urges us to forgive, redeem, even love them.

The sword is not the answer.

The answer is Love.


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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Beatitudes.

                            

Blessed are those who cannot cope.
Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Blessed are the poor.
Theirs is the Kingdom of God.

Blessed are the needy.
Their needs will be met.

Blessed are the whistle-blowers.
Theirs is the reward of the prophets.

Blessed are the activists.
They are the children of God.

Blessed are the peacemakers.
They will find peace.

Blessed are those who show mercy.
Mercy will be shown to them.

Blessed are the broken-hearted.
God will mend their hearts.

Blessed are the persecuted.
Their reward is great in Heaven.


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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Wars.

                            

When we think of all the wars and revolutions that have been fought in our world we realize that each new regime is always subject to the same temptations of human nature as the old regime.

And the corruptions of power and privilege merely repeat themselves.

And when we think of all the ideologies and 'isms of our world we realize that they all have failed for the same reasons.

Until we find Love.

Love leads us to the other.

Love inspires us to sacrifice for the other.

Love cares about the other.

Only love will overcome our fears.

Only love will save us.

And when the Prince of Peace came prophesying Love they crucified him.

Those in positions of power and privilege - the current regime - stripped and killed Jesus out of fear.

Fear of losing their privileges.

Fear of losing their power.

Fear of hell.

So if we address the fears of our current regime and treat them as human beings perhaps we can avoid conflict.

The only thing that casts out fear is Love.

So instead of attacking our enemies we should love them.

And cast out their fears.


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Friday, 23 March 2018

Left.

                            

Right-wing Christians may tell you that the left-hand path leads to hell.

They associate left with sin and evil.

They also associate left with the senses and sex.

So that all pleasure is condemned.

You will also find this in Eastern religions.

Condemnation of the senses and desire is common in Buddhism and Hinduism and Yoga.

But God does not condemn sensual pleasure.

Pleasure is an integral part of nature and creation.

It may be suggested that we practise moderation - the Middle Path - but sensual pleasure is not banned.

If there is a left-hand path it is the Way of the Heart.
And this leads directly to God and to Heaven.


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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Beloved.


Beautiful,

Bountiful,

Beloved.

Bless us,

Keep us safe from harm.

Touch our hearts,

And calm our minds.

Grant us peace,

And return in kind

The love we bear for thee.

                               Amen.


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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

One Person 3.

                                     

If I can convince one person to open his heart to God and neighbor so that he experiences the joy and peace that come with the Love of God then all my efforts will be worthwhile.


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Monday, 19 March 2018

One Person 2.

                                      

If I can reach one gay person and show him that God does not hate him but loves him as he is and that He will welcome him into heaven when he dies then all my efforts will be worthwhile.


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Sunday, 18 March 2018

One Person 1.


If by exposing the Satanism which is hidden in our music and entertainment I can save one person the pain and suffering which many of my generation have experienced then all my efforts will be worthwhile.


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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Grunge.

                            

We all remember Grunge Music.

It goes with jeans and t-shirts.
It goes with blokes.
It goes with Generation Y.

But grunge music is evil.

It is blasphemous and filthy.
It pushes drugs.
And it glorifies sin.

So stay away from Grunge Music.

If you don't want to feel grungy.


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Friday, 16 March 2018

X.


We all remember Generation X.

Black, x-rated videos, horror movies, male strippers, violence, hate, and evil.....

Their music was Bad.
Their purpose was money.
Their motto was "Don't Have no Hippie Chicks".

They were led by Ronald Reagan.
And they were backed by the corporate plutocrats.

It was a massive power play which saw the demolition of the counter-culture and the reconstruction of the Baby-Boomers.

But victory is not synonymous with goodness.

Generation X embraced the devil.
They abused everyone.
And they resorted to violence.

Their legacy is pure evil.


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Thursday, 15 March 2018

False Prophets.

                                      

What appears on the surface of rock music to be wisdom and compassion and spirituality, what seems sensible and liberating, is in fact the opposite.

Rock superstars set themselves up as saviors, even gods.
They call themselves dogs (that's gods backwards).
They say, "We shall be as gods."
They feign compassion and they fake enlightenment.

Invariably this involves the use of drugs.

Any rock star who tells you to use drugs to gain enlightenment is a fake.

Drugs are used by Satanists in their rituals.
As described by Aleister Crowley.
Drugs are banned by Eastern religious authorities.

So if you take drugs and practise Yoga or Buddhism you may experience damnation.

This is deliberate sabotage.

Rock stars set us up from the beginning.

They sold their souls and they sold us down the river.

They are evil and malicious.

They are false prophets.


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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Was St. Paul a Closet Case?

                                                 

Was St. Paul a closet homosexual?

We know that he never married.

We know that he had strong, loving relationships with men: Timothy, Barnabus, Silas and others.

He speaks of having a "thorn in the flesh" which God would not remove.

Paul was originally a member of a strict sect of Pharisees who did not marry.

We know that they were homophobic.
"Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride, before your wickedness was uncovered?"  Ezekiel 16:56 (NRSV)

So it is quite possible that Paul had internalized the strong homophobic attitudes of the Pharisees.

It is also significant that God would not remove this "thorn".

Many modern homosexual men have prayed to God to be made straight and have not been.

Could it be that God understands homosexuality better than us?

Could God know that homosexuality is genetic and cannot be changed?

Could it be that God created homosexuality as part of the diversity of His good creation?

In any case Paul's rants about sexual matters and his misogynistic attitudes towards women betray his underlying anxiety about sex.

So it is quite possible that St. Paul was a closet homosexual.


[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, 13 March 2018

The Next 2000 Years.

                            

Just as the Christian Era left behind the primitive practice of blood sacrifice to the gods.

So the next 2000 years will leave behind the primitive concept of God as a punitive arbiter and judge.


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Monday, 12 March 2018

Gay Heaven.

                   

Do sexually active gay men go to Heaven?

Of course they do.

Despite what some religious people may tell you I can state categorically that gay men go to Heaven.

How do I know this?

Because God has spoken to me and promised us Heaven.

Gay people are not condemned by God.

They are more in keeping with the martyrs than the damned.


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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Wages.

                            

"The wages of sin is death."  Romans 6:23 (NRSV)

Death to God.

This is what they believe.

So they encourage you to sin in the hope that it will lead to death and hell.

Listen closely to the lyrics of rock songs.
Look closely at the images of rock videos.

You will find sin and death, even hell there.

Everything's going up in flames.

This is hell-fire.

Black. Darkness. Night.

All these things are evil.

They want you in the power of the devil.

But the devil is not real.

He is just an illusion.

But their malice and sabotage remain.

We are cursed.

So unplug your earphones and throw away your C.D.s and D.V.D.s.

Pray to God.

And He will deliver you.


[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, 10 March 2018

Seek God.

                            

Satanism seeks to addict us to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, pleasure, thrills, shopping, watching, listening.....

Anything which will distract us and cost us money.

We have grown used to their constant malice.
We think it is normal.

But life should be so much better than this.

A relationship with God brings joy, peace, hope, happiness, and love.....

We are lifted up and restored to health.

We are forgiven. We are saved.

We are loved.

God does not punish us.

God seeks our wellbeing.

God cares.

So do not seek the glittering prizes of the world.

Seek God.

And the rest will follow.


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Friday, 9 March 2018

Imperialism.

                            

As we saw with the British Empire we are now seeing the U.S.A. imposing its monoculture in everyone.

This includes its religion.

American Evangelical Fundamentalism with its intolerance, judgementalism, and tough guy approach and with its gay scapegoat is spreading around the globe.

But this is not some modern religious revival it is merely the influence of the dominant culture in our world.

I would suggest that they look to their own sins before pointing the finger at minority groups. 


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Thursday, 8 March 2018

U.S.A.

                                         

"This was the guilt of your sister Sodom, she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and the needy."  Ezekiel 16:49 (NRSV)

No mention of homosexuality.

And yet this sounds strangely familiar.

It describes the U.S.A..

Pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease.
Not aiding the poor and the needy.

In the U.S.A. the minimum wage is so low that people have to work 3 & 4 jobs just to survive.

They have little unemployment relief and no public health care system.

"Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride?"  Ezekiel 16:56 (NRSV)

And yet the religious right in the U.S.A. has made homosexuality a scapegoat.  Claiming that the Bible condemns it.

I would suggest that they look to their own sins before pointing the finger at minority groups like gays and lesbians and immigrants.

"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes along with theirs."  Ezekiel 16:55 (NRSV)

"As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state."  Ezekiel 16:55 (NRSV)

This is the promise of God - to restore the fortunes of Sodom.

So don't make homosexuality a scapegoat based on Biblical injunctions.

It may not mean what you think. 


{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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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Status Quo.

                            

We are the guardians of the Status Quo.

We endorse our wealthy lifestyles at the expense of those who are starving.

We sail by those who are drowning on our pleasure cruises.

We take our dividends and ask no questions.

We rationalize our privileges.

And we call ourselves Christians.


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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Pleasure Cruises.

                            

My magazines and websites are full of advertising for expensive pleasure cruises and holidays.

Is it any wonder that Third World countries become radicalized when we ignore their plight and indulge in these luxuries.

We cannot expect to go on expensive holidays twice a year.

People are starving.
People are drowning in the sea.
Children are being kidnapped.

And don't tell me you are helping their economies.
How many countries mired in poverty have you visited?
It is not their economies you are aiding.
You aid the rich countries where you can live in luxury.

It is time for us to realize that we cannot sustain our wealthy lifestyles in the face of poverty and war.

We must share our wealth with those who are starving. 


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Monday, 5 March 2018

Have a Heart!


The secret of life

is not:

getting what you want,

gratifying desires,

pursuing pleasures,

winning,

succeeding.....

The secret of life

is Love.

Have a Heart!


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Sunday, 4 March 2018

First Steps.

                            

The first steps we must take to create a better world are:

1. To make the multi-national corporations pay tax in the countries in which they make their profits.

2. To get the teachings of religions right by eliminating negative doctrines and creating positive ones.

3. To make it known that rock music and popular culture contain covert Satanism and black magic which is cursing everyone.

4. To commence dialogue with hostile forces in an attempt to reduce conflict in our world.

If we concentrate on these first steps we will be heading in the right direction.


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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Preparing a Place.

                            

"'I go to prepare a place for you.'"  John 4:2 (NRSV)

What will it take to prepare a place for you in the Church?

First of all there must be a willingness within the Church to change.

If we stick stubbornly to the way things have always been done the Church will die.  Because this way has been rejected.

What must we be prepared to change?

The Church's attitude to sexuality must change.
We must develop a healthy attitude which views sex, including homosexual sex, as a natural part of God's good creation.

We must re-interpret the Bible as a narrative which utilizes many styles including: myth, history, poetry, and metaphor.

We must reconcile scripture with the realities of science.

We must replace negative doctrines with positive ones.

We must free our minds from all hatred and prejudice.

But most of all we must open our hearts and give love to those who come.  Because it is through love that we are saved.

"God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them."  1 John 4:16 (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, 2 March 2018

Noble.

                   

There have been many noble homosexuals throughout history:

T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia), Virginia Wolfe, Tchaikovsky, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Richard the Lionheart, King David, Socrates and Sappho.....

The city states of ancient Greece embraced homosexuality without exception.

Their art, literature, and religion contain many beautiful examples of homosexual love.

So we should not be deterred by modern negativity.

Homosexuality can be an expression of the most pure and uplifting human nobility.


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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Slavery.

                            

As recently as the 19th Century slavery, especially in America, was supported by many Christians.

They quoted passages from the Bible to justify their use of slaves.

It is the same today with homosexuality.

Christians quote passages from the Bible to justify their prejudice.and discrimination.

In the future these Christians will be viewed in the same way as we now view those who used the Bible to support slavery.


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