Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SELFISH YOUNG MAN - Part II

Essays

Metamorphosis
Additions
Spiritual Damage
Suicide
Homosexuality
Anti-Christ
Atheism
Religion 

Poems

Ancestors
Fearless
Infinity
Sun of God

Introduction - Part II

   At the beginning of life we are a voracious receiving machine. Elders provide everything to us and we give nothing in return. And though we slowly learn to give, by the time of puberty we are the very definition of selfishness and self-righteousness. In other words, we truly are a satan.  But it does make sense, for if we are going to live forever, then how wise can we really be at the beginning of our life. We are next to nothing compared to eternity.  

   As we grow from childhood to adulthood we begin contemplating the mysteries of life and an endless number of questions start coming to mind about our existence. Knowing that it is human nature to seek to discover ourselves, some people make a business of it. Hence we have religions. 

   As for the Christian religions, Jesus was enlightened but many words have been put in his mouth by the people who turned him into a business, (for they realized if they put Jesus above us, then they could be above us in his absence).

   The practitioners of priestcraft, god businessmen, know that confidence sells, so they deliver their messages as if their every opinion, delusion or lie was a fact. And to help sell it, they talk of loving each other, the universal truth that no one can deny, all the while pretending to have a special access to that truth that we all have innately. But aside from what may or may not be true, and this is very important, there is a profound difference between what a person knows and what a person believes. Most people confuse what they believe as what they know. 

   But the truth is that everyone ruled by love has salvation and no intermediaries are necessary. Everyone has access to the spirit of God, which communicates with us at the highest level each of us is able to understand, always guided by its endless love. Words like "love one another" carry with them their own authority. But with this one giant pearl of wisdom, the man-made words of God annexed to this knowledge are often given too much credit.  

   The inspirations of Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed were all warped into businesses, leading to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All of these religions have inflicted monumental suffering from their fanaticism. They would not have done so if they were truly ruled by love.

   Look at Gandhi to see how an imperfect man can still be enlightened and effect great changes. If it were not for modern technology recording some of the things he did, then business minded Indians and Pakistanis would right now be warping his legacy into Gandhianity for money and power, and within a few centuries his feet of clay would be forgotten. 

   My books are about what I know: That we should love one another. My books are also about what I believe, which is almost everything else I ever wrote. I ask the reader to think about what I have to say, then agree to disagree with me wherever we do, subject to love, because of love.  

   Regardless of the many things that different people believe, everyone ruled by love has eternal life. I also know this. 

David Allan

Metamorphosis

   What if the many different members in our physical body were all so in harmony with each other that the attributes and skills of every one of them were available to any other member? 

   In this scenario, we could ask our feet to look at something with our eyes. The strength of our legs would be at our fingertips if needed. Our hair or fingernails, having no pain sensors in them, could absorb a wound of any magnitude and we would not feel any hurt. 

   These unusual combinations are an effort to describe what complete sharing in the spiritual realm would be like, for imagine what kind of abilities you would have if you could share in all the attributes that others possess. For those of us ruled by love, this is just a fraction of the kind of metamorphosis that is coming for us in the next age. 

   In short, with harmony and goodwill in union with all the other spirits ruled by love, our every good imagination becomes real and our every bad thought is gently corrected by our new family of friends.

   Love begins our omnipotence, omnipresence, and eternal life.

   Most important, it begins our happiness.


Additions 

   When I married my wife I wanted her to be my foremost friend forever. I still feel that way and believe I always will. Therefore, she could tell any other woman that she was above all of them, and it would be true, but only as it applies to me. Those other women have their own favorite. She could also say that no other woman can come to me except by her, for no woman who rejects her as my foremost would be welcomed by me.  

Conversely, no other man can come to her except by me, meaning, accepting that I was her first true love and that she will always love me. 

   In the physical realm, we both gave our virginity away without much thought, reckless adolescents that we were. And while we may have liked the person we gave it to, we did not love them as a soul mate.  

   But spiritually speaking, our virginity is another matter. My wife and I have given this to each other, by definition, since we came to life due to each other’s love and suffering more than anyone else’s.  

   In other words, no one will ever take our places with each other. Love makes additions, not substitutions. By its very definition, real love lasts forever. 

   The question is not whether we can love more than one person an infinite amount, (of course we can). But when it comes to adding soul mates, the heart must be right in the matter, understanding that a loved one is never really gone, but simply absent until another day and age. This is one reason why many widowed people never remarry.  

   Forever is the only amount of time long enough to be friends for those who truly love each other.

Spiritual Damage 

   Humans are both visible and invisible, meaning we have a physical existence and a spiritual presence as well. Our spiritual essence is eternal, but our physical is only temporary, the essence of its substance being where give touched receive, and in so doing brought both to life. 

   Everywhere we look in life, the temporary and visible physical world teaches us about invisible things that are eternal. There are many invisible universal constants, all of which are spiritual in nature, and the ones that last forever are all aspects of love. 

   In the temporary physical world, permanent, lifelong damage can occur. One obvious example is how some people have lost limbs, and while the person still exists in the flesh there is permanent damage. Or perhaps a tree is hit by lightning, or damaged in the wind.  

   In the same way, spiritual injuries can occur. And just like the loss of a limb, spiritual wounds sometimes last a lifetime. But this is where the spiritual is temporary, for even though the injuries can be so horrific that some people lose their sanity, (a physical representation of spiritually dying), just like some physical deaths are brought back to life, so it is in these cases. And the spirit of love never gives up trying to heal spiritual injuries, spanning multiple ages and dimensions as needed, forever committed, it will always be there for anyone who turns to look for it.  

   Even mere depression indicates some spiritual wound or missing attribute of love. And this is why love is so important, for things like forgiveness, tolerance, kindness and courage, to name just a few of the aspects of love, can go a very long way in healing spiritual suffering. For when the mentally wounded or broken are loved, they can sometimes take hold of an attribute of love to heal whatever is injured.  

   We see in ourselves how all of the fruits of the spirit of love work together to help us, which in turn sets an example for us to follow.  


Suicide

   Society’s blanket condemnation of suicide is indicative of mankind’s overall fear of death. However, suicide is understandable sometimes, usually in the case of great feelings of guilt, hopelessness, pain, or sorrow.  

   Such a thing is obviously not to be taken lightly, but not from fear of incurring wrath or punishment for such an act, which are opinions from people so frightened of death that they cannot envision it under any circumstances. The fact is that suicide is sometimes quite brave. And it is your life, so you may do whatever you want with it. But stop and think it over, for it almost certainly wrong.  

   Even if you think you can justify ending your own life in the spirit of love, noting how moons do eclipse planets sometimes, remember how rarely eclipses happen, and how brief they always are. 

   Be sure you are not trying to enter the spiritual realm before you are ready, before you are invited. Many premature births die, many are handicapped, and they always need extra care at first. You can be sure this same principle carries over when spiritual birth, so to speak, is self induced. 

   So, if you are broken hearted to the point of despair, I urge you, please hold on for every speck of spiritual growth that you can before your birth into the next age. It will most certainly happen in due time, just like a pregnancy results in childbirth, when the time is right.  

   The great spirit of love, that we are all connected to, should always be our guide, even in the worst of times. 

Homosexuality

   The cause of homosexuality is always something lacking spiritually.

   For example, homosexuality can be an angry choice, resulting from the anger left over from when we tore apart from one body in to two, which was caused by our selfishness. I think that is the most common reason. But it may also be the result of beloveds trying to share each others temples and falling short due to fear, or doubt, or conceit.

    Consider that Jesus called mankind the “sons of women” but referred to himself as the “son of man.” 

   The meanings of these words are difficult for many people, and my opinions here are probably more controversial than anything else I ever wrote, generating hatred from pharisees for all kinds of reasons. 

   But the inexorable conclusion about Jesus calling himself the son of man while calling the rest of us the sons of women is simply this: Jesus was formerly a female in another dimension and wanted to know, from the heart, what it would be like to be a male.

Therefore, his beloved spiritual twin (Melchizedek) granted it, and Jesus lived an additional life as a man. This happened while Melchizedek, formerly a male, lived an additional life as a woman, granted by Jesus. This is one of the things that was meant in the scripture, “frail woman becomes manly” and also by the passage in the book of Revelations that pictures Jacob as a woman with the moon as her footstool. This also ties in with different realities existing in the same place and at the same time.

   What this all symbolizes is the equality between give and receive, the two faces of love, finally taken to heart by a satan, the morning star who dawned into sunrise, to use the metaphors from the bible.  

   True give, gives completely, even the ability to give is given. 

   Or put another way, a spirit that was completely self-centered, receive only, spiritually speaking, not only embraced give, but then elevated this highest principle of love above its own self. 

   So Jesus was not a homosexual. He really accepted this gift of knowledge from his beloved Melchizedek and lived an entire lifetime as a heterosexual male. In fact, it is quite likely Jesus was married and had children.

   If these explanations do not set with you, ask yourself this question: Do you love your husband or wife enough to share the essence of who and what you are?  

   If you really love your spouse, you would have to answer yes if they asked you to share your unique gender perspective.  

   Through the power of the great spirit of love, these kinds of things can and do happen.

   But what if a husband and wife attempt such a thing but then partially reject it due to fear, or doubt, or conceit, and therefore do not truly take it to heart?  

   Is this a thing to be persecuted? Certainly not. This failure to give completely, and/or receive completely, as the case may be, is no worse, spiritually speaking, than a baby falling while trying to learn to walk. You would not curse a baby for stumbling, would you? Or course not. 

   But homosexuality is a dead end, always failing to deliver spiritual fulfillment. The two faces of love, give and receive, represented by male and female, are both required to be complete. If your union is give-give, or receive-receive, you are by definition lacking half a spiritual dimension. An excellent physical example is seen in the way magnets of the same attraction do not stay joined to each other unless forced.

   So homosexuality is immature and does not bear fruit, spiritually speaking, but it is not a crime as some in the priestcraft portray it.

Anti-Christ 

   The priestcraft makes a big fuss about anything “anti-christ”, warning followers to avoid anything that disputes the imaginary authority of the christ Jesus. 

   But this is just a clever business tactic, like the concept of eternal hell, for dogmas like these suspend logical thinking by frightening the listener. It is very difficult to consider different opinions when you have been brainwashed into fearing that examining church doctrines leads to death.  

   Religions are rightfully afraid of losing their power and influence if people truly think for themselves, for honest reflection realizes that the authority of love is an innate knowledge that stands on its own. Or put another way, the idea of loving one another carries its own authority. People would then rightly reject anyone who dared speak for god, since the spirit of love is already within them. Every so-called word of god that has ever been spoken was man-made, even the wise words, and as such, have no authority over one’s inner soul, for no person is above another in the spiritual realm.  

   A person may speak to the spirit of god, and a person may speak about god, but no person may speak for god, except to themselves.  

   Honest reflection also brings us to the realization that we are all “christs,” because we have all suffered unjustly at the hand of others.  

   No matter how hopelessly lost some other soul may seem to be, we cannot ever speak as god to them. The reverse situation applies, though some souls become so attuned to the universal truth of love that it may seem like a god is speaking. 

   As the christ Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” This is a great example of the wisdom of forgiveness. And when you forgive others their trespasses, like the christ Jesus did, then you have truly transcended into another dimension of life. 

Atheism

   The reason we cannot understand our spiritual parents clearly is exactly the same principle as if a baby in the physical womb tried to envision his mother and father’s appearance. An accurate description would fail miserably for the fetus, but it could eventually arrive at the correct conclusion that something is on the outside of its tiny world within the womb.  

   Our own current reality shows us how much profoundly greater the next life is by comparison. This can be seen by looking backwards or forwards, trying to understand the past or envision the future. This is much the same as if butterflies and caterpillars were to contemplate each other. But the caterpillar knows less than the butterfly, just like an acorn understands less compared to the oak, or an infant compared to its parents.  

   No matter what we say about whether there is a god, or not, there is always someone or something that physically preceded us, and this applies spiritually as well.  

   In the physical world we call our progenitors by the word “parents,” and the word fits well in the spiritual sense, too. For the eternal highest authority, namely love, in every case was given to us before we ever gave any love back to anyone or anything.  

   As we examine our physical universe we come to realize that it is all just machinery of one sort or another. And our bodies are just organic machines. But the spiritual universe, where love reigns supreme, over all other emotions and even reason itself, is why we are more than mere machinery, more than logical conclusions. For love defies selfishness and is the universal denominator of life and eternity both, the connection between all humans, and ultimately, all forms of life, even infinity itself.  

   So great is the power of love, it even tolerates inferior selfish philosophies to grow until their dead end, at love’s expense, and then it offers equality to those same persecutors as soon as they repent of their selfishness.  

   Because of this ultimate power of love, I agree when some people say there is no god, for ultimately, only love can be god.  

   But assuming, for the sake of discussion, that humanity was just an accident or random chance, the fact remains that each of us began life by receiving. In every case, someone, or some thing, gave to us first. This physical fact is representative of spiritual fact.  

   In the physical sense, we begin by receiving air, then milk, but in the spiritual sense we begin by “taking”, an unrighteous form of receive. Eventually the principles of love awaken within us and we turn around to seek a way to make up for our selfishness. But the point is we begin by receiving. Physically, someone or something gave to us first, and spiritually, we took from someone or something without asking. And in the spiritual sense, the origin of give is actually the principle itself, since give is the fullest flower of love and carries its own authority as the root of all good.  

   Now even though the principle of love is the zenith of thought, so one could say there is no god, that is not the same thing as having no parents. Endless examples in nature show everything has an origin of some sort. 

   In other words, even if one argues there is no god, the fact remains we still had parents, a form of creator, a form of god. And even though the principle of love is, in the final analysis, our only true parents, (with our spiritual fathers and mothers ultimately just friends, like our physical parents become), the fact still remains: We all began both our physical and spiritual life by receiving. And this is humbling, since eternal life begins with giving.  

   So atheism makes valid points, but so does deism, which correctly looks to higher life forms than puny mortal man. The result is that true religion has but one universal precept, which is love and its many attributes. And this spirit of love is the only thing each of us must obey, utterly independent from anything contradictory to its absolute authority over everything.


Religions 

   Could an acorn describe what it is like to be an oak tree?  

   Though it obviously would have some faint idea what it would be like, having originated from the tree, any great understanding would not be possible. This is just the same as how a caterpillar could not understand much about its next life, but having originated from a butterfly, it knows enough to lie down and sleep in confidence of a glorious awakening. 

   In other words, the inability to clearly envision our future state does not mean that we cannot know a greater age is coming, and that we will carry the life sustaining force of love with us when we cross over.

   Since these kinds of spiritual things are an innate knowledge, yet difficult to describe with words by adults, and impossible for children to explain, clever individuals have always used spiritual awareness for profit and power.  

   But, whenever some conceited soul pretends they know god best, people eventually suffer for it.

   If god is love, we do not need religions. Furthermore, if god is love, and love and money together is prostitution, then what is religion but spiritual harlotry perfected into a science.

   Even if we merely try to describe “god” the result must necessarily emphasize the motivations and attributes of the person doing the describing. In the best of situations this over-emphasizes some spiritual talents of love while downplaying others. It misinforms and outright lies in the worst cases.

    A group effort to describe what god is like yields barely better results, for it excludes something from every individual in the compromise, therefore resulting in some level of dissatisfaction for all. Put another way, everyone always disagrees with some part of a group description of what is god. And this is perfectly right, because we are all individuals and therefore different by definition. It is not possible to be the exact same as anyone else for it would mean the loss of our individuality, our identity itself, thereby destroying the “I am” in each us.

   We are all individuals, so true religion, which represents the very essence of our innermost self, must also be individual, and therefore always completely independent. No one has ever agreed with everything someone else believed. And no one ever will. This alone makes adherence to any religion an error.

   Stop and think about Moses, the magician who wrote an entire religion for a people. To sell it, he informed them that they were god’s chosen people, that is to say, god’s favorite. And they, in turn, announced it to their neighbors with a sword. Then they compounded their crime by attributing the rejection of their claim of superiority as proof of the inferiority of their victims. This is wicked conceit to the point of madness. 

   The heart of all religious fanaticism always hides self-righteousness, the essence of which can be summed up by saying: “I am better than you.” Then it gets worse, for the next downward step says in its heart: “The fact you do not see I am better than you proves that I am!”     

   But the arrogance of the Israelites is nothing new. We only need to look at the Egyptians and Greeks that preceded them or the Christians and Muslims that followed, to see that god businesses keep evolving. But the one constant is that the priestcraft cleverly stroke the egos of the stupid and arrogant with the same old message: “We are better than others.” And the reasons why we are better are always things that imply “we are more loving” and “god loves us more.”

   Religions are the worst diseases in human history and are in fact the spiritual equivalent of a contagious illness. And putting the precepts of any religion above “love one another” is the spiritual equivalent of being terminally ill.

   Compared to love, no religion has ever mattered, or ever will, except to the spiritually dead!

Ancestors 

Take a journey with our minds and time travel to the past,
With our power of reason we see the way it was quite fast,
The truth is prehistoric man was smarter than we know,
This logical conclusion is not too hard to show,
Think about the daily grind of hunt and gather clans,
Survival was a struggle, made a living with their hands,
But depending on the season many hours are at night,
So even after sleeping they were up without daylight.
Large groups awake in darkness, how do you pass the time?
Huddled ‘round a campfire, whole families shared their minds.

They talked for hours every night, things plain to paranormal,
All their knowledge passed like this, the learning was phenomenal,
It’s wrong to underestimate their thoughtful state of mind,
Philosophy was love and nature, it’s we who are behind.
The ancients saw, caterpillars crawl, knew one day they would fly.
They saw acorns vanish, up came oaks, somehow they didn’t die.
Now we have religions, and though different in every nation,
They cannot hide any of God’s original information.
So think about true religion, in nature, not institutions,
God is free, God is love, love with money is prostitution.


Fearless 

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING...

Two physical seeds.......... One spiritual seed
Conceived your body....... Conceiving your soul
Earth now......................... Afterlife soon
Born in the flesh............... Birth in the spirit
Discarded placenta........... Discard body
Blood................................ Love
Temporary........................ Permanent
Life force.......................... Life flow
Entered crying.................. Enter laughing
Miss this world? .............. Did you miss your placenta?

PICTURE IT THIS WAY...

FIRST...

One physical seed (sperm) and one physical seed (egg)
In blood conceived your life on earth
Born crying into temporary life of flesh
The placenta obsolete

THEN....

One spiritual seed (love) and one physical seed (body)
In love conceives your life in the universe
Born laughing into permanent life of spirit
The body obsolete

LOVE CONQUERS DEATH!

Infinity 

Some people think that their physical uniqueness,
Means the opposite gender has spiritual weakness,
But men and women can’t be the other’s superior,
Different, is all, which does not mean inferior,
Look at the evidence, there’s only one conclusion,
For we were all created to need the same solution,
Every pair of twin members, that we can think to name,
Are basically like equals, reflections of the same,
Your arms and your shoulders, just like your legs and feet,
Twins joined in one body, and the middle’s where they meet.

See how in between those pairs, sit all the single members,
And they are always placed midway, in or near the center,
No matter where you look, head or heart, and yes the soul,
The singles always link the pairs, make one amazing whole.
Now think about your best friend, regard their special build,
They have parts that represent a soul that’s not fulfilled,
For each of us is half complete, designed from up above,
Give and receive, boy and girl, the two sides of perfect love,
Each holds missing parts, we cannot live without each other,
Two wrap into one, we clothe ourselves with one another.

Picture now, the union grows, physical into spiritual,
If minds meld like a climax, we really could do miracles,
Once we linked like this, we’d share everything together,
But also independent, the design a joy forever,
“I am” is where we start, the essence of original thought,
But the answer to “What am I”, is the first thing we are taught,
The never-changing, ever-changing answer that I see,
Begins when “What am I” is simply answered by “We”,
For it requires eternal friends for our souls to be free,
So love starts one plus one, which starts Infinity.


Sun of God

Earth thought the Sun revolved around him,
Moon thought the Earth revolved around her,
Man and woman are rebuked.
Both tried to be – The God
Instead of – a god.

But a parole from celestial prisons is possible,
Granted by love
If they get off their pedestal and throne,
Serve others instead,
Embrace love.

True give, gives completely, even give is given,
Receive returns it multiplied,
Two unique entities permanently bind,
One new being,
Yet still two,
An explosion of light,
Showers new life into infinity,
They awake with the power of the Sun,

Equals,
Free,
No law but love,
Stars are born.
We are gods.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Touching Base

It’s almost 10 months since I posted anything, so I felt I should at least touch base with an update. I’m not a prolific blogger, but I do continue to write occasional new articles, and will post them, when they are polished enough.

Also, I realized this site would be an easy way to share an addition to the book I wrote, titled Selfish Young Man. (Subtitle: An Honest Look at Christ and Christianity, Plus Other Selected Essays.) This was an e-book published in 2004, using my pen name, David Allan. I wrote it over the course of 15 years, the core of which was first penned in the summer of 1989, then expanded whenever the spirit moved me.

Selfish Young Man is available for free downloads as a PDF on the internet. But what has not been available on the internet is the previously mentioned short addition I wrote in 2008. Therefore, I will post the entirety of “Part Two” as one very long post following this entry.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Palestine... The Unholy Land

The Palestinians and Jews have been fighting with each other for almost 70 years. It’s the latest installment of arguments that began 4,000 years ago.

Did God give the land of Palestine to certain people, or not?

If God did not, then who put lies in God’s mouth in order to steal?

And if God did, then what was promised?

These questions have never been answered to the satisfaction of everyone involved, and the dialogue between the parties always turns into violence.

With that in mind, the key to solving the problem in Palestine is to consider the illnesses of most of the people involved (since they claim to understand God better than others and think they are God’s favorite). In other words, by illnesses I mean the religions that most of the people involved are following, which are Judaism and Islam, and also Christianity, which has generally supported the Jews recently. Since all three groups have elevated written words to be the voice of God, instead of trusting the innate authority of love and the golden rule, it may be possible to use information from those ancient texts to fix the problem.

Therefore, the following remedy for the situation in Palestine will be based on scripture and common sense. This is regardless of what may be the actual historical truth, long since lost in time, if it was ever known by them in the first place. In the interest of comprehension for the layman, this account will be as simple and abbreviated as possible.

We begin with Abraham. He is a physical and/or spiritual patriarch to the people of all three mental illnesses previously mentioned. Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. The Palestinians trace their lineage from Ishmael, son of Abraham. The Jews trace their lineage from Judah, son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham.

God made promises to Abraham that he would bless him by making nations of his offspring, and also that all nations of the world would be blessed thru him. Many years later, God made similar promises to Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, whom he renamed Israel. These promises were both physical and spiritual in nature.

Were the promises fulfilled?

Israel has already been a great nation. And as for the promises that were spiritual in nature, a vast multitude say these were fulfilled by Jesus. He was a Jewish man who taught that the real kingdom of God is spiritual in design, rather than physical, because love and the golden rule are the key to life and the highest authority.

But however you view the promises made to Abraham, whether you see them as past, present, or future – or as fiction that was written by priestcrafters after the events to obtain power and revenue – the critical point is this: The Jews do not represent all of Israel, but only Judah, one of his many sons.

Here is more background on this…

Israel’s descendants would eventually refer to themselves as being from a certain “tribe,” meaning which of his 12 sons was their earliest ancestor. But before that came to pass, Israel, his sons, and their families, went to Egypt where one son was already located. His many descendants, generations later and much larger in number, then migrated to the Sinai Desert under the leadership of Moses. Here the tribes cast lots to divide the land they were about to invade, called Canaan (today’s Palestine).

In that lottery, the descendants of Judah (Judeans/Jews) were given the southernmost portion of Palestine, a huge tract of land, though quite arid.

The tribes lived in peaceful alliance for a brief period and Israel became a powerful nation under King David, then a world crossroads under his son, King Solomon (both Judeans).

But there was great unrest over the high taxes imposed by Solomon to support his extravagant lifestyle. When he died, the other tribes petitioned the new king, Rehoboam, to reduce taxes. Instead of addressing their legitimate complaints, the childish new king insulted them, which caused the other tribes to cast Judah out of Israel.

Thus, Israel and Judea became separate countries (sometimes called the northern and southern kingdoms by bible scholars). It was this way for centuries, with the two even warring against each other on occasion.

And then the physical nation of Israel ended.

The kingdom of Assyria rose to power and conquered Israel. They took everything of value back to their homeland, including educated citizens and tradesmen, leaving only the poorest peasants behind, who were then subjected to foreigners. The land ceased to be called Israel and eventually became known as Samaria, its most influential city.

After this, the Babylonian empire came to power and conquered Judea. And they did the same thing to the Judeans that the Assyrians had done to the Israelites. However, when Persia conquered Babylon several decades later, some of the Jews who had not assimilated returned to Jerusalem, rebuilt their temple, and gradually wrote the first versions of most of the Old Testament books.

Meanwhile, centuries passed. The Israelites (all the other tribes of the northern kingdom) never returned, but instead were absorbed into other nations.

After that came the Greeks, and then the Romans… The land of Palestine was continually subjected to one conqueror after another.

In every era, Samaria, the majority of ancient Israel, was considered ethnically distinct from Judea. It was this way even when Rome managed all of Palestine (including Galilee, formerly northern Samaria), as one province. In fact, Judea had been a separate country for close to 1,000 years by the time of Roman rule, and the nation of Israel had not existed for many centuries.

Understand, it wasn’t only foreign rulers that considered the Judeans a separate people, because the Jews themselves thought so, routinely insulting their northern neighbors by calling them “half-breeds.” This disparaging attitude is especially telling, given that many Jews lived among the Samaritans and Galileans, many of whom shared the blood of their brother tribes lost to antiquity.

Because of constant rebellions by the Jews against their Roman occupiers, particularly in Jerusalem, the Romans and Jews fought two wars. The first was just a few decades after Jesus died and the second was about 100 years later. After the second war, Rome was fed up with the endless insurrections and declared that every Jew must leave the land of Palestine, or die. So this edict not only applied to Judea, but also Samaria and Galilee, and thus the Jewish diaspora was completed. From this point on there were almost no Jews in Palestine for about 1,800 years.

In a little over 100 years, particularly in the last 70, the returning Judeans (wrongly calling themselves Israel) have grown from having almost 0% of the land to possessing 78% of it. Nearly all of it has been forcibly taken from the Palestinians.

Most of this occupied land does not belong to the Jews – according to their own record, for the nation of Israel (all the other tribes) has been gone over 2,500 years. All the returning ancestors of Judah are entitled to – assuming they are entitled – is that which is called Judea, their old southern kingdom.

Unfortunately, this solution was ignored by the returning Jews, who named their new country Israel, the same name as the long extinct great nation which once included all 12 tribes and far more territory. But the one remaining tribe, Judah, should not be allowed to claim false borders in order to annex all of ancient Israel, which God never game them, and which they have never ruled. Stated plainly, the old northern kingdom does not belong to the Jews.

Not only is this is logical based on scriptures, it fits historically. Those areas were occupied by the ancestors of Palestinians before, during, and after Jesus’ time, including 1,800 years after the diaspora with virtually no Judeans living there at all. It is only recently that the Jews have returned – or invaded – depending on one’s point of view.

So let the Jews have the land of Judea, which is their original gift from God and includes Jerusalem. In return, the Palestinians keep Gaza and all of the old northern kingdom, including Tel Aviv, where their ancestors have lived continuously for over 2,500 years.

After Palestine becomes two separate states, if the Jews want to expel any non-Jew from Judea because it pleases their sick Jewish God, then so be it. And if the Palestinians want to expel any non-Muslim from their country because it pleases their sick Islamic God, then so be it.

It is a tragedy that Jews and Muslims have not elevated love and reason above all other things. The same could be said about Christians, who turned the great reformer Jesus into a new god business, ironically, after he rebuked the one built on Moses. Jesus called us brothers and sisters and taught that love and the golden rule should be our master. But instead of taking this great universal truth to heart, priestcrafters put him above us, so they can try to be above us in his absence. This is the same reason the other sicknesses put their icons Moses and Mohammed above us.

Religions are the spiritual equivalent of contagious physical illnesses. And anyone who puts anything above love and the golden rule is terminally ill.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Why Socialism Wins

The first principle of reason is to treat others as you would be treated. The concept is innate knowledge, and even infants understand it, though they lack the ability to articulate the concept. Indeed, by the time a child can talk, the idea is the first wisdom that they can express with words. In fact, so exceptional is this one single principle, it is literally the only thing that all rational adults agree on.

Certainly many people do not obey this “golden rule,” especially among the young, for we all cling to selfishness, but no one denies it. To do so would publicly humiliate oneself, since the idea carries its own authority.

Reasoning also concludes there is another facet to this universal principle, which is that we should love each other. This also becomes self-evident, for no rational person wishes others to be unkind to them.

More than anywhere else in our lives, love and reason are seen in their fullest flower within the family unit. Our spouses, children, parents, friends and relatives are the happiest part of our lives. So the concept as it applies to society is clear: The golden rule and love must be the core foundation in any proper system of governance – and the most loving and reasonable structure is a family.

What are the basic rights of every family member? Food, shelter, clothes, and to be cared for when one is unable to provide for themselves. In other words, one’s basic rights are one’s basic needs. Therefore, these are the basic rights of every citizen. And this is altogether fair, since every one of us lives under a government that we did not design, but are subjected to, just as we were born into a family over which we had no control. And note, taking the principle further, anything that controls others must be benevolent in its design and behavior, or it forfeits the right to lead, just as bad parents lose custody of their children.

The family principle always applies, whether at the top where the system is designed, or at the bottom in prisons, where citizens are sent to reconsider their violations of the golden rule and spare the innocent further suffering, just as wayward children are punished by being confined to their room.

The government must reflect that we are all one family – the most loving societal structure we know – or the system is wrong.

And herein is a fundamental problem with raw capitalism. When a system allows the domination of peers, then this is not family, but slavery. In fact, pure capitalism is essentially a form of war, since it not only allows taking advantage of others, it rewards it. Insult to injury, it even punishes charity, for any generous act is a step towards one’s own poverty without the safety net of minimum standards. “Everyone for themselves” fails miserably without a counterbalance for the entire group.

On the other hand, communism, with its imaginary equality of every member, also falls short. Though everyone may be equal in value, not everyone is equal in abilities. A dandelion is not the same as a sequoia. Moreover, if everybody receives an equal share of the fruits of labor, no matter what effort they contribute, then laziness flourishes and creativity dies. In short, the system collapses under the weight of freeloaders, while the lack of tangible reward for extra effort is demoralizing. “One size fits all” fails miserably without a counterbalance for individuality.

Ultimately, the idea of a nation being a family is better reflected in socialist governments. This is because they do a better job of incorporating the universal truth of love and the golden rule. In other words, a socialist nation more closely resembles a family and therefore succeeds where the other systems do not.

The family principle also makes it easy to see how citizens should pay for government. Obviously, the higher the income an individual has, then the higher percentage of taxes they must pay for the upkeep of the family. Those who earn very little should pay the lowest percentage. Parents always spend a much greater percentage of their money on the children, rather than the other way around.

What about maximums or minimums on how much income a citizen can earn?

First, the idea of a maximum is contrary to the idea of life itself. Limits to an individual’s growth should be subject only to fairness and the needs of fellow citizens. While peers must not suffer hardship because of another’s prosperity, restricting someone’s growth out of envy is profoundly wrong. So there should not be income caps. But if an individual is fortunate enough to earn a billion dollars a year, then obviously he should be paying at least 90% in income tax, which is the way our government once was. After all, everyone earns their living with the direct and indirect help of countless other people. And only being able to keep 100 million dollars for oneself is a problem most of us would like to have.

As for minimums, even though babies burden the upkeep of the home, (meaning criminals and those who refuse to pull their weight), they are still granted the basic necessities of life. And if one is unsure exactly what those minimums should be, then the place to start is by guaranteeing that law-abiding citizens are entitled to at least whatever is granted to prison inmates. This principle is self-explanatory and carries its own authority.

But “everyone will freeload” say our greedy capitalist masters. Nonsense. Think it through… Rooming in a jail-sized space, little privacy, public showers and toilets, rules and curfews, doing community service work for your upkeep… The concept is more of a halfway house – a bridge. The point is, family members would not be cast out. Who among us would willingly allow their selfish teenagers to perish, even if they were lazy and self-indulgent?

And never forget, some of these people in such dire circumstances are innocent, perhaps even sainted. We’ve all seen people who were injured or infirmed by accident or by the hand of others, while some precious individuals are suffering because they voluntarily interceded to help someone else!

Yet, while this goes on, some wealthy people are making 200,000 times more per year than minimum wage. Who on earth is worth that much more than their hard working employees? These are peers we are talking about! Equal human beings! Who can justify such an obscenity with so many broken people that cannot support themselves, much less their families?

And none of this begins to the address the tens of millions of citizens that are unemployed or underemployed, or the hundred million people who are underpaid through no fault of their own. In fact, minimum wage should be doubled, perhaps even tripled.

How can anyone with great riches ignore the poverty of their neighbors? Only capitalists and their sycophants even try to justify it, though every wealthy person attained their lofty position with an incalculable amount of help from the rest of humanity. 

But all people will never be wise, for there will always be children, so selfishness and crimes will continue, and sometimes succeed, to the detriment of many innocent people. And though punishment may come to pass, in this age or the next, the remedy for victims is often beyond our mortal power to resolve...

So what choices do we have?

Should we leave it to god to provide assistance to our brethren? Or is that just a miserable excuse we use to justify doing nothing? 

Or should we emulate the highest principle in every day and age, which is love and the golden rule, and become the family we were meant to be.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crime Of The Century

There are tens of thousands of steel framed skyscrapers throughout the world. Not once have any of them collapsed without the use of explosives – until September 11, 2001… according to our government.

And on that amazing first time in history, not just one, but three of them crumbled!

In addition, if that is not astounding enough, all three went down as straight as arrows, with zero toppling whatsoever. In other words, they literally collapsed into their own footprints!

Moreover, and this is astonishing to the point of miraculous, all three buildings fell close to, or in actual fact, at the speed of gravity! This means free-falling, with no resistance from the steel structure under them – and no resistance from the steel structure woven into them! 

Hmm…

What really happened?

The so-called investigation by our government says it was the result of fires, but the blazes were all quite small. On the other hand, explosives fit the evidence perfectly. Every floor, in every building, shattered one after the other, with precision robotic timing, and then fell with perfect symmetry, without any jagged breakage between the floors as they collapsed. Nor was there any jagged breakage on any of the sides as they crumbled. In the construction business they call such a thing controlled demolition, which is exactly what happened that day – to all three buildings!

At this point I need to digress a moment… Here’s a simplistic analogy: If 100 people each own 1% of the 100 largest military-industrial conglomerates, then 100 people own everything. Mainstream media, which the wealthy also own, implies that anyone who questions “official” government explanations is crazy. This intimidates most critics from speaking up and keeps the bulk of the sheeple from actually thinking. But intelligent people know those “news” outlets are nothing more than the public relations departments of those corporations and their moguls – who in turn control our government. Are you aware that just 400 people own as much as 50% of the world’s population? And these new age monarchs control virtual armies of sycophants, who work to ensure their benefactor’s continued financial supremacy, and to make sure the masses toil away their lives for the barest minimums, which makes such affluence possible. The reality is that the super-rich have conquered democracy with mutant capitalism. One look at our Congress is all the evidence needed, for our high officials are dependent on multi-millionaire and billionaire sponsors for the cost of their elections, basically purchasing their esteemed positions. The result is that democratic leaders have become mere spokesmodels for the interests of world’s financial elite, while the military enforces their monopolistic designs.

The United States has a long history of falsifying information or provoking other nations in order to justify going to war. (For example, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which we manufactured in order to start the Vietnam War.) Our government has wanted a say in the business and politics of the Middle East for a long time – and now we have it. This is thanks to manipulating public support for the conquest of those lands, achieved by blaming 9/11 on “terrorists” and then transferring the guilt to an entire region and religion.

In fact, for the first time in history, zealots of the Christian and Jewish religions are in complete agreement, having been herded by wicked shepherds to support attacking any Islamic country. But they are both just as sick as Islam, as all three of them shamefully pretend to speak for god. (Everyone has access to the spirit of God, much better described as the spirit of love and reason, which communicates with all of us at the highest level each of us is able to understand. No intermediaries are necessary.)

I know that many citizens have great difficulty believing our highest government officials and military leaders could have had a hand in something so evil, but we’ve been doing such things for a century, and the evidence of our complicity on 9/11 is overwhelming. The only question is to what degree our involvement extends…

The official story behind the events of that day is impossible!

Consider some of the facts and unanswered questions…

Beforehand
● The skyscrapers were built to withstand airplane crashes.
● The skyscrapers were built to withstand raging infernos.
● New shell companies became WTC tenants in preceding months.
● Abnormal increase of new faces working night shifts.
● Months of private maintenance work in elevator shafts.
● Several complete facility “power downs” in the preceding weeks.
● Osama Bin Laden was a CIA operative.
● Bush and Bin Laden families have been friends for decades.
● Bush’s father, also a President, was former head of the CIA.
● Bush's brother and cousin were officers of the WTC security company.
● PNAC wanted "New Pearl Harbor” to mobilize nation for imperialism.

At That Time
● Air traffic controller alerts were stalled by officials.
● NORAD was told to stand down when planes deviated off course.
● Bush socialized 25 minutes after 2nd plane hit. (Why do nothing?)
● Cheney was in emergency command center when first plane hit.
● Nano-thermite (high-tech explosive) residue was everywhere.
● Witnesses heard explosions on all the floors, even basements.
● Fires in all 3 buildings miniscule compared to construction standards.
● Jet fuel and office fires burn 1,000 degrees cooler than molten steel.
● Hot steel doesn’t shatter, it bends.
● Many of the alleged hijackers are living in the Middle East.
● New insurance policies on World Trade Center paid out billions.
● Airline stocks were ten to one in favor of “put” versus “call” orders.
● Planes made maneuvers that novice pilots could not perform.
● WTC building 7 housed clandestine CIA offices.

Afterwards
● No evidence of attack by any Muslim country.
● The “terrorists” were Saudis but Iraq was declared guilty (the next day).
● Airplane black boxes failed or were not recovered – all 8 of them.
● Government has classified over 3,000 files.
● Government falsified results in its sham investigation.
● Bin Laden’s family members flown out of U.S. on 9/12 w/o questioning.
● President and Vice President refused to testify under oath.
● President and Vice President refused to testify separately.
● President and Vice President refused to testify publically.
● President and Vice President’s testimony is sealed.
● Debris shipped to Asian scrap companies before investigation.
● Molten steel in lower levels, 80 stories below fires and 2 weeks after.
● Millions in airline stock trade profits went uncollected (fear of inquiry).
● Kuwaiti gold missing from vaults under WTC 1 & 2.
● Key people surrounding the events have died suspiciously.
● Wikipedia write-ups are repeatedly ghost edited to be neutered. 

The problem so many citizens have is that they simply cannot envision any of their leaders being that wicked – because they would never do such a thing themselves. But do people become billionaires making 200,000 times more per year than some of their employees (equal human beings) because they care about others? And they are the ones who install our leaders, who are required to do their master’s bidding or they can never reach higher offices in the first place. Same thing goes for high ranking military officials – they either support the status quo at all times or their career advancement stops. Maintaining and expanding our corporate empire is our military’s primary function. Major General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine in history, was right about our wicked leadership and corporate overlords, and that was 70 years ago!

Consider the results of 9/11…

● The United States increasingly controls Middle East oil.
● The United States increasingly influences Middle East politics.
● The United States and Israel increasingly alter Middle East culture.
● Radical Zionism has increased its power in Israel.
● CIA conducting covert operations in dozens of Islamic countries.
● Habeas Corpus and parts of our Bill of Rights revoked by Patriot Act.
● Constitution itself essentially revoked by Patriot Act.
● Citizen tracking from cradle to grave, including all computer activity.
● Our government now assassinates citizens without trials, or hearings.
● Life time prison sentences without trial or hearing.
● Torture and rendering legalized.
● Police state laws are proliferating.

Most wealthy people are delighted to see these changes, since they view common folks as things to be controlled and used like equipment. Like the royalty of days gone by, these kind of people are expert at taking advantage of others – using brute force when they can get away with it, and when they can’t, their every kindness is weighed against the probability of an excess return. And sadly, for the first time since the Reformation, they are reversing the gains of the common man in the western nations. The kings and queens of yesterday have been replaced by billionaires, whose dynasties also go on for generations.

This concludes my random thoughts on the crime of 9/11, which the rich and their minions say never happened. There are dozens of other points and unanswered questions, as well, but I skipped them in the interest of brevity, as this article was not intended to be an exhaustive discussion. This is just a quick list of things to consider for those who are unfamiliar with the topic.

Who can say whether or not we will ever know the truth in this lifetime, though I’m sure a higher power will sort out the cosmic arithmetic eventually – in this age or the next. But one thing is certain: We have not been told the truth by our government! The crime of the century was our own doing, at least in part. Perhaps our top intelligence officials even authored the plan from start to finish. But at a minimum, 9/11 was facilitated and then covered up by the secret services that make our country the world’s de facto ruler. It is not without reason that we have over 1,000 military bases, installations, and information gathering offices in every corner of the globe, or that we spend over 55% of our annual budget on the military. Would you spend more than half your money on something and never use it?

If your interest is piqued, then please watch a stunning video about 9/11, which was done by AE911Truth.org several years ago and is hosted by Ed Asner. (It runs a short 15 minutes.) They are a group of architects and engineers calling for a genuine investigation of the events of that day. I urge you to invest just a few more minutes to watch this enlightening commentary. Here is the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw