Think New

What is the message of Jesus? Did he want to start a new religion? I don’t think so. Did he want people to go to church every week and worship the God of the Old Testament? (as per the Jewish religion?) I don’t think so.

Did you know that Jesus never asked anyone to worship him? I stand corrected but here is what I think: Orthodox western Christianity is a rehashed version of Roman Catholicism. There have been some improvements but it still teaches about a ‘god’ that apparently ‘loves’ us yet will abandon us for eternity if we don’t accept him in this life.

Jesus was the end of religion in the sense that religion is mankind trying to make it’s way to God or the Gods. The message of the gospel (good news) is encapsulated in the Greek word ‘metanoia’ – to think new.

Unfortunately the word metanoia is translated in the bible as ‘repent’. Religious people like to take a moral viewpoint in our understanding of the bible, this is what’s the religious leaders did to Jesus, they accused him of hanging around the people they liked to call “sinners”. I think that the sin we need to “repent”of is seeing ourselves as being separated from God and each other.

‘Think new’ in respect to the God of the universe. The living God is not some Zeus-like character in outer space somewhere. I’m an atheist to that insecure god who burns the ones that reject him. The living God lives in the soul and fabric of every human being.

Jesus said we are Gods (John 10:34), he said God is in each one of us. ‘Think new’ in relation to the idea that we are separated from God and each other. We are all one. Because of quantum physics we now know that this is true physically. I think it is also true spiritually. Nikola Tesla said: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms if energy, frequency and vibration.

Maybe there really is a true living God, and maybe, just maybe he lives in the fabric of the smallest sub atomic particle. Think about it. If the world can grasp hold of the message of non separation then problems such as we have in Gaza and the Ukraine will disappear.

Think new people.

On being alive

Originally posted on Jim Palmer:

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Alan Wilson Watts wrote, “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” We have difficulty comprehending and accepting these words, which is symptomatic of our woefully inadequate view of what life is.

Religion often doesn’t help the matter by focusing out attention on the afterlife, and more or less implying that attachment to the herelife is “worldly,” “ungodly,” and “sinful.” Religion’s apocalyptic view of the world’s end reinforces this further. Why bother if it’s all going up in smoke and flames anyway?

I find it interesting that Christianity puts tremendous emphasis on the birth of Jesus and his death/resurrection, and misses what happened in between… umm… like… his life! Joseph Campbell said, “We save the world by being alive…

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The New Awakening

I believe there is an amazing new awakening happening. It’s not religious and it is not subject to class, race, political persuasion or economic status. Some of the people involved are atheists, some are theists or somewhere in between. These people honour intellectual, spiritual honesty and promote goodwill to their brothers and sisters. I am very pleased to be connecting on social media with many of them. This interaction is causing me to think and live my life differently, and although I have forsaken many of the securities of religion, the people of the new awakening are a wonderful breath of fresh air. 

I can’t even imagine how wonderful the next 100 years will be as humankind learns to pursue truth, enjoys the new amazing discoveries of science and more fully honours and loves their intrinsically valued fellow human beings and all of creation. Welcome to the 21st century, it’s a brave wonderful new world!

Lori Deschene – Authentic Connections in a Networked World

I like what Lori Deschene has to say, she very honest, authentic and has her pulse on a wonderful new awakening that is happening around the world. I highly recommend you take half an hour to listen to what she has to say by clicking on the YouTube link below… I think you’ll be glad you did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXj8CC6PBQA#t=649

You are Totally Perfect.. YES YOU!

I want everyone to understand this: we have always been beautiful, good and innocent children of God. According to the bible we are all justified (that means proved righteous and in the right). When Jesus was crucified he said we didn’t know what we were doing. Therefore we were declared innocent even when the circumstances screamed the opposite. Please live the truth of who you really are. You are greatly loved, fully forgiven and you are totally perfect.

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“The Patchwork Quilt” – by Ken Dahl

“The Patchwork Quilt” – by Ken Dahl

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I Love the things Ken Dahl writes, he expresses things in words that are very meaningful to me and close to my heart.  I’m so glad he has the courage to say it as he sees it. There are millions more who see similarly. If you are interested in more of what he has to say you can get his book Field of Grasshoppers on Amazon.com paperback or Kindle.