This site will be going down in about two months . . . I have already exported most everything to my new site called “On Second Thought” and from now on I will be posting from there. The link is on the right and the address is https://onsecondthoughts1.wordpress.com.
This video is an experiment in psychology, a test and revelation as to how often a man will give up his free mind to take on the perverted mind of another for no reason other than he deems the other to be an authority and he won’t get blamed for following his orders.
It seems the word ‘sheeple’ is not just derogatory slang, it is an absolute fact that many among us would rather be told what to do instead of having to take responsibility for doing anything ourselves.
Sad . . . I believe this phenomena is the root cause of why we are in the current position we are in . . . and why it will be impossible to extricate ourselves from the consequence. Nothing changes for us until we mature enough to take back control of our mental facilities.
As is, we will continue handing our children over to the Gods of war, giving our allegiance to charlatans and fakes . . . worshiping things we are told to worship, eat the shit we are given without complaint, etc. . . . all out of ignorance, laziness, and so called patriotic duty. We should be ashamed of ourselves for being led around by the nose by these sociopaths and fanatics running this country.
We may have been taught this is the greatest country in the world, that we have been blessed by the Gods who keep us well fed and living in luxury, BUT while we are living large, at least half of the inhabitants on this planet go to bed at night IGNORED and starving. We inherently know better, but we justify all this by following orders and blaming others for their predicament. . . .
Time to truly wake up and quit pretending to be ‘awakened’. It ain’t what you KNOW, it’s all about what you ARE.
Who, what, why, are YOU? . . . It’s in your mind, hiding, probably buried under a ton of bullshit you have been taught to believe, but it’s there, patiently awaiting your attention.
This IMO is one of the secrets to this existence we find ourselves in . . . we create our tomorrows by the thoughts we think and act upon today . . .
You are the light behind the clouds.
The King James Bible, as well as her many interpretations, exist in the world of religion as the foundational instruction book to so many . . . she has brought life, guidance and freedom to so many . . . she is the source for deeper meaning in this chaotic world to so many, that my goal here is not to expose her as a skeptic, but to reveal her poetic beauty, wisdom, and understanding to anybody willing to drop the scorn associated with her followers and open their minds to the magic of the book itself.
You can read a complete treatise of the Bible here . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible
Forty five years ago, after years in hippiedom searching for a deeper meaning to life, I picked up the Holy Bible and decided to be a Christian.
Straight away I was told I needed interpretation by one of God’s chosen ministers in order to understand it. Considering myself illiterate, I freely gave up my intuitive mind to the well meaning, but many times misleading, ministers and teachers of the Christian faith and soon found myself stuck in a quagmire of doctrines and dogmas coming from every direction on the spiritual compass.
WOW! . . . and I thought it would be easy to just pick up a bible, read it and . . . oh no! The further I looked into things the foggier they became. I learned there was a chain of command just as entrenched in the spiritual church as it was in the physical army I once served.
But, I accepted it all and became a full blown soldier in the army of God. The bible was my weapon, Satan was my enemy, and I . . . well, I pretended to be a born again soldier and all that, but I was really just another phony follower of a self professed prophet named Sam Fife. Through his ministry I learned what the bible said, I learned how to act, I learned to play the part I’d chosen in his ‘first fruits company’ and I became a full fledged member of the communal living ‘family of God’ with all the benefits and promises that choice implied.
I soon learned it was one thing to go to church a couple days a week, but quite another to live 24/7’s on one of Sams farms among a gaggle of other true believers, some wonderful, some not so wonderful, all trapped in the human condition (no matter how hard they tried to be spiritual, wonderful, and wise)
The bible was never far from anyone’s grasp. We studied it together, as well as separately addinfinausium, the entire time I lived on the farm. It was called the ‘Word’ . . . and, believe me, I knew the Word . . . (at least I thought I did anyway)
That was a quick resume.
Question is: If I had never taken even one divinity course, how can I be so arrogant to write about this stuff in the first place? Well, that’s a good question, I’ll tell you why.
First, I have no desire to lift myself into any position other than the one I now possess . . . that being one of interest concerning the degradation of what I believe to be a really good HISTORICAL read. . . . probably one of the best peeks into the ancient history of the middle east there is.
When it comes to God and religion, the compilation of writings from so many that all seem to be pointing in the same direction should alone, cause one to sit up and take notice. Sure allegory abounds, but then so does historical fact. The story of the Middle East concerning the Arab and the Jew cannot be complete without it.
I don’t want to see all that knowledge and wisdom gained from it go to waste. People today are IMO even more in need of a spiritual anchor than they were back in the days of Moses and Jesus. The bible can help.
The church has obviously failed them by choking to death in its own bullshit, but the biblical roots are still there and if you dig a bit on your own you may just strike God . . . that’s where He is . . . in the minds of Moses, David, Isiah and the prophets, and New Testament apostles and all the rest who wrote their stories down on parchment and sought to know the unknowable.
There’s gold here, but you must dig for it with a free and open mind. You must read those empty spaces between the lines. They are filled with types and shadows, of metaphor and imagination, and lots and lots of wisdom if one knows how to find it. Today, although held captive to all sorts of religious nonsense, it still has the power and the wisdom of old Solomon. Be careful not to throw out the baby with the bath water.
After many years of wandering in Eastern thought I have decided it is time to re-visit what I once feared to doubt or even to question . . . the Holy Bible.
I’ve been away long enough to no longer believe in the stuff of Christianity as taught by the self possessed, educated men and women of the cloth who have twisted and tainted all that which is freely open to all of us. Those who have instilled, instead of love, mercy, and grace . . . fear, hopelessness and Hell. Those who have used the bible as a battering ram to conformity and control rather than what it has always been . . . the writings of inspired and ancient men attempting to shed light upon the mysteries of God and this place we call home.
Today, in the times of advanced technology, the bible is quickly growing out of favor because everything is changing to meet the times except it. That means that all that wisdom and understanding is lying dormant.
Read on if you dare. I am going to question a system that I believe to be in a rut millennia deep and if allowed to remain so, will one day cease to be relevant at all . . . something it does not deserve.
I will share what I know, and what I have thought and experienced, but I gotta tell you I am just a self-taught slob who has never been to preacher school and hold no affiliation to any church or denomination. But I have studied, studied, and more studied the bible, and at one time practically knew the thing by heart.
After that just keep an open mind and read the bible and try to understand the hidden messages within it for yourself. Make this book your own, you’ll be glad one day that you did. There is a magic here like no other book, a freedom that even idiots like Kenneth Copeland and his ilk can’t destroy. . . . lets start with responsibility.
What greater freedom in life could we have than to realize that we alone are responsible for ourselves? No magic, no tricks, no inside track to perfection . . . and no savior.
The latter is important because instead of understanding and utilizing the teachings of Christ we have chosen to avoid all that and just worship his name and rely upon his sacrifice to save us.
No doubt, it does feel good not to have to rely upon ourselves. . . granted, “believe in me and go to heaven” is far more palatable than ” I am responsible for my choices and according to those choices that I make I either receive a blessing . . . or I receive a cursing.”
There is a biblical law called ‘sowing and reaping’ (or karma) that follows every decision, every choice, and every thought we act upon. This life is governed in such a way that every person, regardless of religious affiliation, is absolutely, judgmentally, equal when it comes to living it.
Years ago I was a full bore Christian. As somewhat of a bad actor I was extremely joyful the day I brought Jesus Christ into my life. I was free from all my past sinning. I was free from Hell and on my way to Heaven. WHAT A RUSH! I had just received a get-out-of-prison card and now I could drop all the sinning and live a holy life for Jesus.
After about seven years of church, and even a couple living 24/7’s in a Christian commune I began to realize that although we all worshiped Jesus and promoted ourselves as being a ‘special’ called out people . . . we were in reality no different than those unbelievers I worked with who lived outside the gate, BUT those guys were not holy like me. They drank, cussed, smoked pot, and all that stuff, but when I overlooked the sins and took a look at the sinners, I found I had more in common with them than I did with the people I lived with.
It’s not that I didn’t like those people I lived with. I actually loved a few of them. I think because of doctrinal teachings and a strange code of conduct we just couldn’t be ourselves. There was always a phony pretentiousness that got in the way.
OK, I said all that to say this: One day I was walking alone in the hills surrounding the farm and I began to think religious thoughts like always, but this time it was different . . . I realized that for all that time in the Christian religion . . . I had been a phony . . . I said all the right things, read all the right books, studied the bible till my eyes bled, and spoke to the best of my ability, the language of a good Christian. BUT . . . I was phony clean through and I knew it.
That day was the beginning of the end to my tour upon this planet as a holier than thou born again Christian. I wanted to go back to the dark side and get drunk with my old army buddies, I heard the clarion call of my hippie girl friends . . . I wanted to get high and have fun once again like I used to.
It wasn’t too long after that, that I left the commune and all those, in spite of the religious nonsense, I loved dearly.
After seven years or so in the Christian community, all I took with me were only a few words: You want to be free? . . . You must realize in a real way that YOU are responsible for your actions in this life. . . . period.
That all happened in the late sixties . . . and to this day some 40 years later those words are still guiding me through this life. Be kind . . . empathetic . . . give a blessing to everybody you come in contact with . . . forget about being perfect, you ain’t. Not even close. . . And above all else realize that you are responsible for your actions and you will suffer or enjoy the fruits of all of them.
My heaven is not out there somewhere after I’m dead . . . my heaven is HERE right now on this planet.
This is the gift God gave to all of us . . . and this ecological nightmare is the thanks that He/She/It gets for creating it. I no longer have all the answers. I no longer quote scripture, or get caught up in the jargon of the religious. And when it comes to “Father forgive them, for they know what they do?” We DO know what we are doing . . . ..and are about to pay a karmic debt larger and more intense than we will be able to bear.
As designated stewards this planet was created to be our Heaven. We are instead creating our Heaven into our Hell.
Don’t believe it? Look around.