Elect 0004 ~ White Shirts

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Mormon Origami Index Cards with message on back – Loved the Creativity

The knock on the door to my home jerked me from my routine of maintaining refuge. I opened the door to a couple of white shirts with ties and smiling faces sent from the Mormon Church. For some reason I was open and attracted to the prospect of discussing spiritual things. I arranged to meet them to protect the integrity of the refuge and to provide a comfortable setting for the missionaries to present their story. I was up front that the prospect of me becoming a Mormon was next to nil, but they assured me that it was not necessary that I join the church. The secondary goal of their meeting was to encourage spiritual development. We had the cards on the table and it was time to engage.

Our meetings were held at the local LDS (Latter Day Saints) church. I was given a tour of the church building on our first meeting. For the past three weeks I have attended their church services and every Sunday they partake of the communion with torn up loaf bread and water. I have come to see that this is pragmatic if you take of communion every Sunday. During the course of our private meetings I have seen many missionaries with two that are primary for contact with me. Many are from the American West but I did encounter a South African. I have enjoyed encountering so many different personalities.

I have read the synopsis material they have provided that asserts Joseph Smith a prophet tasked with restoring the Christian Gospel, and their particular take on the salvation message. I was also given a copy of the Book of Mormon and I will talk more of what that reading inspires a bit later on.

I am doing all this to follow the leading of my Gomu. My personology (See my about page) is able to endure and flex with new ideas. The Mormons do not hold to the trinity in doctrine, but in practice I have found that to matter little in daily living. There is the new discussion of a pre-Earth existence and their reality that we as spirit beings planned what we would endure and encounter here on Earth. I like the idea that has the potential to alter life perspective and encourage a relinquishment of the victim’s card in life. Our life is not just part of God’s plan, it is part of our own. How empowering is that!

Another new idea is that the Fall in the Garden of Eden as also part of God’s plan. Without going into great detail I find the overall three pillar plan to be quite resonant. It is resistant to the Roman plan of “In Hoc Signo Vinces.” I like the fact that this church was established in the wet cement period of American history and that it is useful in the perpetuation of the Revolutionary process ignited in this “promised land.”

 

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GOMU 0001 ~ Waiting to be Discovered

 

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How very true this has been for me. Thank-you for sharing – you know who you are.

“I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed. And who am I, living in the middle of history, to tell the universe that it-or my observation of it-is temporary?” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Spirit 0006 ~ White Buffalo Calf Woman

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I do not understand much about the Lakota prophesy concerning the appearance of the white buffalo calf. The story, as I know it, goes like this. Long ago, two Lakota braves where out hunting and they came upon an apparition, a beautiful woman. One of the braves grew hungry with lust and moved to take the young woman, and with the power of a Goddess, struck him dead. The other brave fell to the ground in due obeisance. When She had his attention, She spoke;

Good things I am bringing, something holy to your nation. A message I carry for your people from the buffalo nation. Go back to the camp and tell the people to prepare for my arrival. Tell your chief to put up a medicine lodge with twenty-four poles. Let it be made holy for my coming.

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After four days, there was a face to face meeting between these native American tribes and their female deity. She instructed them in the ways of sacred service and the Seven Sacred Rituals. The resulting community has a deep respect for women. “When Roman Catholic missionaries first came among the Lakota, their stories of the Virgin Mary and Jesus became associated with the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman. The syncretic practice of identifying Mary with PtesanWi and Jesus with the chununpa continues among Lakota Christians to this day.” This quote was extracted this day, October 29, 2016, from a website that might tell this story better than I do.

[http://www.crystalinks.com/buffalocalfwoman.html]

This site talks about the White Buffalo Calf Prophesy

[https://nativeheritageproject.com/2012/05/19/white-buffalo-calf-prophecy/]

I bring it up, because many elements, as I understand, have been fulfilled. And because of this event:

(1) bisons from videobuzz on Vimeo.

Spirit 0005 ~ “Live Long and Prosper” says the Shekhina Presence

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SOURCE:  Leonard Nimoy – Shekhina 

Extracted 29 October 2016 [ http://www.rmichelson.com/artists/leonard-nimoy/shekhina/leonard-nimoy-on-sex-and-religion/ ]

This brings me to a spiritual experience I had as a young single airman in the USAF on Robins AFB. It was catalyzed by a particular scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

I came back to the barracks in awe, in love, and then asked for a scripture that would confirm that what I was experiencing was real, and heard within, Psalm 127.

I went to my church and this was confirmed in a way that was undeniable to me. It is my story. It is a personal and intimate, a very sacred union.

Spirit 0004 ~ God as a Dove

Matthew 3:13-17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan [River], to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him [vigorously protesting], saying, “It is I who need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus replied to him, “Permit it just now; for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John permitted [it and baptized] Him. 16 After Jesus was baptized, He came up immediately out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he (John) saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him (Jesus), 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased and delighted!”

The Father speaks, the Son submits, and the Spirit appears as a dove, the feminine aspect of God. El Shaddai.

Spirit 0003 ~ Her Mysterious Ways

Isaiah 55: 8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

The ways of the Spirit on the Earth are filled with fertility, destruction, and a wild embrace. Whatever has been written or thought about women, is infinitely true of the most pure essentially feminine Spirit of God. The El Shaddai.

Inspired by this reality, William Cowper wrote in a popular English Hymn that “God moves in a mysterious way.” Likewise, I think the Irishman Bono of the group U2 wrote about Her in the song “Mysterious Ways.”

I extracted these words from the website http://www.songfacts.com and this is the link to the specific URL.

From Into The Heart by Niall Stokes: “It’s a song about a man living on little or no romance,” Bono says. “It’s a song about women – or a woman – but it’s addressed to him.” Bono talks a bit about theology and about El Shadi – the third and least used name for God in the Bible, which translates as “the breasted one.” “I’ve always believed that the spirit is a feminine thing,” he says. “Mysterious Ways” is not about a particular woman. It is about women in general, and the way they entrance, and often dominate men. Says Bono, “At times I do tend to idealize women. It’s easy to fall into the trap of separating them into angels and devils for the sake of the drama. But there’s no way that there’s ever anything anti-women involved. Our songs are not politically correct. They are written from a man’s point of view. He’s wrestling with different things, there’s a flash of anger and hurt here and there. But I don’t think women come out badly.”

Proverbs 8, 1-2: “Does not Wisdom call, and Understanding lift up Her voice?
On the top of the heights beside the way, where the paths meet, wisdom takes Her stand.”

I believe that God is a balance of masculine and feminine energy, but when you talk about that “Still quiet voice” that guides you, I believe that to be the Infinite Feminine. Of course, our limited and confused views of what is man and woman is going to make it difficult to grasp the strength of this dichotomy. Nevertheless, I find it very useful in my own spiritual journey.

Spirit 0002 ~ “Wherever this Gospel is Preached …” Woman

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I love this Spirit of Truth that the Christ promised would arrive after He departed us.  I have decided to call this female aspect of the Infinite God, Spirit-Lover.  It seems to be the most accurate name I can find.  The others are too distant.  That is, they contain connotations that interfere with the very intimate and real relationship that She has developed in my own personal experience.  When I feel Her with me, everything is all right.  I am comforted and see clear paths through the labyrinth of my anguished soul.  She cares and nurtures but is not an enabler of weakness.  She inspires me.  She co-creates with me.

What is so good about the Good News, the Gospel?  Could it be that it is the eternal union promised with the Holy Spirit, the female aspect of God? It seems that the primary mission of the Christ was to connect us with the Spirit-Lover.  I believe Mary played a role that symbolized the anointing of the Holy Spirit when she anointed His head with oil.

 

MATTHEW 26

While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

 

MATTHEW 3

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (feminine symbol) and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

 

MARK 14

And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply.

But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

JOHN 12

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you,  but you will not always have me.”

I feel Joy Williams has done the best I have seen in portraying the female aspect of God, the Holy Spirit, El Shaddai, the Shekhina Presence, in her song, Woman (Oh Mama).

 

Christ 0001~ It is Better for You that I Go

My paraphrase of the Gospel of John, Chapter 16, verses 1 through 16:

[June 3, 2013 at 1:26 am]
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John 16

Verse 1

I told you these things so that you would not get blindsided when they come to pass.  I do not want the events that are coming to pass to undermine the faith that we have built together.

Verse 2

This is what is going to happen.  They will expel you from their established, mainstream religious organizations.  As time goes on, shunning you into religious exile will not be enough.  The deceptiveness of centralized religion will cause them to believe that killing you is an act of service to God.

Verse 3

In those times, you have to understand that your ability to directly communicate with the Infinite Father, and your continuation of my teachings that are so strange to them, will make them afraid.  They know religion.  They do not know the Father or me.

Verse 4

I have told you about these things before they actually occur, so that you would not see them as some failure in your connection with God.  I did not talk to you about this in the beginning, because I was right here with you to provide reassurance and guidance.

Verse 5

But the time has come for me to go to the One who sent me.  As you have become aware of this approaching reality, you are not seeking to learn more from me by asking me the obvious question, where am I going?

Verse 6

Instead, your minds are consumed with the sorrow of loss, because I am talking openly with you about my departure.  You see only death and not what is beyond.

Verse 7

However, I am being absolutely truthful with you when I tell you that is to your benefit that I go away, not your loss.  If I stay, then I will be in no place to open a portal between you and the great female aspect of God; She who is the great Comforter, Counselor, Advocate, Helper, the Mother Goddess, the Great Womb of the Universe.  When I go away, I will bring you in close relationship to Her.

Verse 8

And whenever She manifests Herself through you or others, She will work to teach all humanity about the sickness of sin caused by the human death intoxication; the empowerment of being true to yourself, that is your righteousness, the key to your immortality; and about judgment, the ability to vanquish illusion and distinguish the eternal.

Verse 9

It will be necessary for Her to focus in on sin sickness, because the religious kingdoms do not trust my teachings and will screw them up in order to insure their priestly thrones keep a place of dominance in society.

Verse 10

She will also teach about righteousness, because I have overcome death and take up residence outside this world of illusion.  I am the first example of the transformative power of my teachings, and she will show individuals how to do the same.  She will lead you into all truth in my absence.

Verse 11

She will teach mankind to embrace judgment by demonstrating the illusion of this current existence, because the spirit-ruler She used to maintain this holographic universe has completed his mission, and the usefulness of the power structure of tyranny has come to an end.

Verse 12

I have so many things I still need to teach you, but you simply are not ready to hear me now.  The lessons I have given you are still incomplete, because of your untransformed nature.

Verse 13

But when She, the Spirit of Truth comes, She will carefully guide you into the necessary all-Truth transformation.  What She has to give is not a new doctrine, but a training to hear the voice of the Infinite Father for yourselves.  She will show you how this is to unfold within you and what She reveals will be specific to you.

Verse 14

She will honor and glorify Me helping you to truly see My manifested form, because She will transfer what I have achieved and put it into you, so that it will no longer be a mystery, as it is now.

Verse 15

Let me see if I can help you understand the significance of what I am telling you.  All the infinite existence that is within the Father is within Me.  She will persistently work to duplicate this manifested eternal infinity that I have achieved and put it into you.

Verse 16

In a little while you will no longer see me as mortal flesh, for I am about to take a form that is beyond this life, and then you will truly see Me.  Maybe all of what I am telling you will make more sense then.

Elect 0003 ~ FINITELY CORRECT – INFINITELY WRONG

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A young man stood up in a moving bus and threw a baseball at approximately 30 mph toward the rear exit.  A man with a radar gun just happened to be sitting in a rear seat and officially clocked the 30 mph pitch.  Is that accurate?  Yes it is when you only consider the environment within the bus.  But since the vehicle is moving at 70 mph in the opposite direction, would this affect the direction of travel as actually moving at 40 mph in that opposite direction with the bus travel?  Once your awareness expands beyond the confines of the bus, the previous conclusion is proven wrong.  A man outside the bus would easily see the thrown ball still moving in the direction of the bus.  Would his idea of the ball’s velocity be the accurate one?  It would be for an awareness that envelopes the outside reality.  What if a satellite tracking device is planted in the baseball and then thrown.  What information would the satellite provide if it was stationary in space above the equator and the bus was driving in the opposite direction of the earth’s rotation?  That rotation is about 1000 mph.  So both the observers in and outside the bus would be only accurate for their environment, but in error when the satellite information is examined, because they are both confined to an earthbound awareness.  Now factor in the 67,000 mph rotation around the sun that all those linked to the earth’s orbit would not sense at all.  Let our awareness expand to the reality that we are also orbiting around the center of the galaxy with our sun at over 87,000 light years per 200 million years.  What is the direction and speed of that baseball now?  If our awareness could incorporate the drift of our galaxy through intergalactic space, Does the drift of our galaxy affect the speed and direction of that baseball?  Indeed.

Therefore, our assertions can be correct for that environment of awareness that we can comfortable grasp, and yet they are probably wrong on so many degrees of expanded awareness.  It seems then that the only way that we can escape this tendency toward error is to have complete and infinite awareness on both the macro- and microcosmic levels.  What if an infinite being relayed the accurate, absolute truth to us?  Our understanding would still be impeded by our finite capacities.  To have an error free discussion of reality, both speaker and listener must possess this infinite awareness.

This is the conclusion that I derive from once I consider mine and everyone’s limited awareness:  Everyone of us is Finitely Correct and Infinitely Wrong.  Even though we cannot possess the Truth, we can work on getting an ever tighter orbit around it.  In the process of doing so, we should listen to and observe one another.  We are all in this together.

Lucifer 0002 – Embracing Armageddon

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My Lucifer 0001 post was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend a few years ago. Thankfully, it was recorded and so I share it here:

July 29, 2013 at 1:07pm

Friend:   Fredrick, why do you Christians fear the rule of the antichrist and the time of tribulation?  All the really good stuff you people look forward to happen AFTER the antichrist has risen and fallen.  It seems to me that y’all would like to just get it over with.

Me:  It’s not a matter of fearing.  At least it isn’t for me.  It is a matter of remaining vigilant so that we who believe don’t get taken by surprise and find ourselves on the wrong side.  Consider what happened to Judas.  Even though the betrayal of Jesus was inevitable, one of His own disciples fell into deception and became an agent of the arrest and execution of the Messiah.

Friend:  Yes, but your Messiah encouraged Judas to fulfill his not so secret plans.  He did not intervene.  He knew what Judas was planning to do, he know that his actions would facilitate a dark destiny and he did nothing to stop it.  The foreknowledge provided Jesus the opportunity to intervene, but he kept the traitor’s identity hidden for the most part.  He even told Judas to go do what he must.  Jesus chose Judas as a disciple, as one of the twelve, knowing his love for money and his tendency to scheme.  Jesus was not tricked into fulfilling the inevitable dark prophecies.  He aided it.  Maybe you Christians should follow the example of your Messiah, preserved and passed down in your very own scriptures.

Me:  Jesus cursed Judas.  I do not believe that Jesus chose to set His disciples up for failure.

Friend:  The scriptural prophecy concerning a traitor in the Messiah’s intimate circle would not have been fulfilled by a Judas who was a hero of faith.  The play inspired by God all those years ago required that someone be chosen to be the Messiah, and someone be chosen to be an anti-Hero.

Me:  Predestination is a difficult concept to grasp and articulate.

Friend:  Difficult…and irrelevant.  Why fight what your scriptures declare to be inevitable, if its conclusion is paradise on earth, the end of death, disease, and war.  Shoot, let me be the Antichrist.  What have I got to accomplish?  Establish rule over a united Europe?  That’s already underway.  Bring peace to the Middle East,  rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem,  and exalt myself over the Jewish god?  I think that I might, at the very least, keep that process going.

Me:  That is not funny.  Inevitability means you do not have to help it out.  And you shouldn’t.

Friend:  Well, tell that to Jesus.

Me:  I think you are just being insulting and rude.  The scripture says to be vigilant and that there is a risk of even the Elect being deceived.

Friend:   But when does this spiritual vigilance break down into social paranoia?  Ronald Reagan is generally considered to be a great American president.  Yet, because he feared becoming an agent of Armageddon, he would not properly use military forces in Lebanon and ended up getting hundreds of Marines slaughtered (1).

Me:  [Name withheld at request of friend], it is not the place of believers to facilitate evil.  We are encouraged not to take the Mark of the Beast, and this act will make us social outcastes.  If there is any evil that we allow, it is to be against our own persons, to serve as witnesses to our faithfulness regardless of what we must endure.

Friend:  Oh, here we go again. Watch out for the computer chips under our skin.  Computer tracking of human beings could end sex trafficking, protect our children from predators, and open the doorway to a resource based economy like project Venus (2).  But before that “Goddess of Love” can come and guide us into a better world, the God of War must come and be finally and completely rejected by mankind.  Before there can be a successful Venus project, there must be an overwhelmingly powerful Ares Project; so says the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Me:  I am not one of those that believe the mark is implanted chips or a government issued tattoo.  Just as the physical mark of circumcision of ancient Judaism is now an internal transformation marked in the heart of the faithful Christian believer (3), so the physiological Mark of Cain will be an internal transformation of the unbeliever.  I suspect the iconic number 666 is a rejection of the sixth day of human creation, the sixth commandment concerning the value of human life, and the sixth covenant in Israel.  Ultimately, the mark will be resisted by believing that God created us, that our individual lives are important and that we can cultivate a very personal, intimate relationship with God by developing the ability to stop and listen to the gentle, intuitive guidance of our Lady, the Holy Spirit, the Mother Goddess.  We must learn to overcome from within to manifest outward victory.

Friend:  Well, okay.  Interesting.  But Fredrick, there is another six you have to consider and that would be the six fold bad fruit of Apocalyptic eschatology.

Me:  All right, I’ll bite.

Friend:  Funny.

Me:  …although it is hard to swallow words like Apocalyptic eschatology.

Friend:  Look it up.  Apocalyptic eschatology produces social paranoia which breeds conspiracy subcultures.  A world polluted with fear squelches individualism.  There can be no internal overcoming in such a world.

Me:  That makes sense to me.  Perfect, completed love drives out fear.

Friend:  Secondly, it creates a culture of political and environmental abdication.  Why try to improve a world destined for destruction?  Waiting for god to do what is within our grasp to accomplish builds a community of cowards.

Me:  The end of the World does weight one down with a sense of futility.

Friend:  Third, it produces a fear of all thing popular and useful.

Me:  Well…

Friend:  Fourth, it depends on the development of Inverse Faith.

Me:  What the heck is Inverse Faith?  Or should I look that up too?

Friend:  It is the collateral damage of a vision set on the apocalypse.  Believers grow weary and apathetic as they wait for rescue.  The next milestones of prophecy are all things that will happen apparently without any action required from them.  They are to behave themselves and wait for evil to rise.  Their faith is subject to decay over time.  To offset this, centralized religion creates a mythology of demon possession and manifestations.  “See the demons;  if there are demons there is God.  And we are so lucky that the church is here to drive the invisible, monstrous, infections of the human soul back into hell.”  Inverse faith is believing in devils and trusting them to give the believer a sense of purpose.  When given free reign, we have inquisitors, crusaders, burning of witches and heretics, and censorship of thought.  Ignorance, superstition, and distrust abound.  Do you understand?

Me:  I’ve got it.  Go on.

Friend:  Okay.  The fifth bad fruit is the denial of death as a personal apocalypse. Think of the vast amount of resource we are willing to spend to overcome tragedies, to prevent cataclysmic events from swallowing us up.  Whether it be manmade or natural, we fight to prevent the end of our world.  Yet we are more accepting of the demise of an individual.  It is a terrible waste for me to live in fear of Armageddon when I am facing the end of my own organic life on this planet.  It is more effective for me to live my life with my inevitable end in mind.  We should be expending resource in obtaining individual immortality rather than embracing death as a spiritual process.  It needs to be stopped or better understood.  Every individual’s life is at least as significant as the world it occupies.  Whatever we are willing to do to prevent the destruction of our planet, should also be done to eliminate individual death, unless we are able to prove that death is an illusion that has been propagated by religion.  Then death needs to be modified with scientific discovery to eliminate this vile deception.

Me:  (Thoughtful Silence)

Friend:  Finally, it appears to me that we are more tolerant of present evil for fear of a future one.  A life of paralyzed piety is an example of the present evil I speak of.  Encouraged by the rhetoric of a possible grand evil that we might accidently and unwittingly align with is a burden that allows the tyranny of the clergy  to control and diminish individual expression.   Your Jesus said that there would come a time when these churchians and temple ghosts would kill individual believers sure that they are performing a service to God Himself. (4)  In context, your scripture views the murder of an individual as something far more than the termination of his organic life.  See for yourself (5).

Me:  I do not know about all that.

Friend:  Why don’t you take the example of your Messiah who saw the necessity for the anti-Hero, Judas.  In recent history we have seen the rise of the Napoleonic and Nazi anti-christs.  They served to bring about the European Union and the rebirth of the Israeli state.  Maybe it is the destiny of a third anti-christ to crystallize the EU into a world power that eclipses the US, and gets us out of global police duty.  Maybe it is time to focus on space exploration, human tracking and care, and building United Earth’s spiritual pursuits into a one world religion that promotes the highest and most effective qualities of the human race.  Every individual would only have to devote himself to his personal faith and the Faith of the Earth.  Every individual would need to learn only two languages to have a conversation with any other citizen of our planet, for all Earth citizens would be educated in their cultural language and an Earth Lingo promoted by the Faith of the Earth.  We cannot do that as long as we are waiting to spot a monster in human form.  A people who simply cannot trust one another, cannot trust themselves, can only trust a god that serves as a secret weapon.   If we go ahead and pull the trigger, we may evolve beyond the hunger for carnage.

Me:  That sounds good on some levels.  But I do not welcome an Earth engulfed in war.  I hope that is not the only path to paradise.

 

 

REFERENCES:

All links were extracted in July 2013, and as of July 2015, they are all still active.

Footnote (1) > [http://www.prop1.org/inaugur/85reagan/85rrarm.htm]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After] “President Ronald Reagan watched the film several days before its screening, on November 5, 1983.  He wrote in his diary that the film was “very effective and left me greatly depressed,” and that it changed his mind on the prevailing policy on a ‘nuclear war’.”

Footnote (2) >  [http://www.thevenusproject.com/]

Footnote (3)> Protestant Christian Scripture, Book: Romans Chapter 2, verses 28 – 29.

Footnote (4)> Protestant Christian Scripture, Book: John, Chapter 16, verse 2.

Footnote (5)> Protestant Christian Scripture, Book: Matthew Chapter 5, verses 21 – 22