The Lure of God's Whisper The Lure of God's Whisper.
Gods have no material or comprehensible form; lie beyond existence,
but influence existence through silent whispers active in our minds.
Our Christian God does not exist as a being, but has the nature of Love.
Our God's purpose is for Creation to become something loving and lovable.
Our God lures Creation towards that purpose with intimate whispering.
Humanity has emerged as the latest step on that journey.
Creation is free to accept or reject that guidance.
We are Free We are Free.
As we are free to make decisions, there is always an alternative.
The suffering of Creation is a bye-product of wrong decisions.
The Bible exposes our alternatives as "The Temptations",
describing vividly the options available to man.
Freedom in creation denies the reality of divine fore-knowledge
the future is completely indeterminate until it arrives,
until all relevant decisions have been made.
God may predict but never fully know
what is over the horizon of time.
The Teaching of Jesus The Teaching of Jesus.
The life and teaching of Jesus exposed new divine possibilities.
Jesus showed what life could, and should, be like
in the next stage of Creation's emergence.
We have misconstrued and lost
his example and message;
turned from following
Prayer is a time for humanity to listen for divine direction.
It is ridiculous to imagine the reverse situation,
as many seem to imagine.
Human prayer has no effect on the divine dimension,
neither that which demands obedience of divinity to our whim
nor that which pleads for God's intervention in some crisis.
For it presumes that an all-knowing God needs a reminder,
or that an all-loving God does not care.
However prayer does remind us of another's need;
inform each other of our deepest concerns;
open the way for caring remedial action;
remind us of our loving duty,
as the hands of divinity.
The Message of Scripture The Message of Scripture
The Bible is a form of national history from a religious perspective.
It is a mix of myth, poetry, opinion, parable and factuality.
It is compiled with an agenda to fit ancient theology
and the religious agenda of the Roman church.
It can be a tool to speak a divine message,
but is more often misused by man,
to make his own point.
The Bible is useful as a common source
for discussion over spiritual matters,
but should never be taken
Too many hands have been dipped
into the pot of original truth
to leave it unsullied.
The Church The Church
The church is a human organisation focussed on its survival,
finances, hierarchies, exclusiveness and self-worth.
Its theology is tailored to fit those purposes.
It needs a massive, and basic, renewal
before it can become fit for purpose
and reflect the reality of God;
yet it is all we have
to take us onward.
So we may see many false myths in present truths. We may see many false myths and legends.
Angels and archangels,hierachies in heaven,
to justify earthly power structures.
Salvatory crucifixion or even saving grace,
to ensure our compliance to clerical agenda.
Eternal physical existence in heaven or hell,
to comfort the dying and those left behind.
Prophetic utterance of the non-existent future
a reality yet to become real.
Satan and his Demons said to tempt and divert
as concealment for our given nature.
Immaculate conception, virgin birth
abiding shepherds,wise men and their gifts.
All the legends of an unknown childhood
and the elevation of untimely death
All the priestly enspiriting
of a time of revolutionary fervour.
We need courage to rethink what is called truth. We need to rethink what is called truth.
The message of Jesus, the life and death of Jesus
had little to do with any after-death fate or experience
For he was firmly focussed on life as lived on earth, today;
On bringing hope to a poverty-stricken, dominated people.
Jesus showed how we should, could, relate to God as Father
Not presenting himself as an intermediary, but as an example
Showing us how we should do it, behave, listen, obey
Yet much written of him is pure invention
the product of the author's agenda or
of the copyist's invention.
Through a focus on ancient scripture, that we still call "New"
we camouflage the history of the power-driven church
hide massacre, execution, Inquisition and Crusade;
deny the divisions that religion instigates
in the name of the integrating God of love;
God's peace destroyed for our advancements;
God's purposes prevented by our piety.
We are not called to worship, but to act
To expose, in following Jesus, the purposes of God
So bringing closer that day when Love will be the norm
replacing the individualism that keeps us apart
that drives pride, hierarchies, envy and war
that drives the concept of eternal life
and the striving for its reward.
For Jesus said "Follow Me", but, in actual truth,
few dare or care to do so.