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Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Religion of Love

One thing we can do without in this world is the doom and gloom evangelists or whoever spreads fear under the guise of it being the will of God. The idea of the end times is based on mainly the book of Revelation, which nobody understands and can interpret as they please anyway. Yes, the words "end of the world" do appear in many passages in the Bible, but a school of thought is that it refers to the "end of the age [of Pisces]". It is for that reason that the biblical stories of Jesus includes so many references to fish, which we know is the symbol of Pisces. So all these people running around proclaiming end times are actually referring to the end of the Age of Pisces, which will happen soon as we then enter the Age of Aquarius. Remember the song?

Then there is the reference to the signs of the times as being war and famine and earthquakes and floods and so forth. When in history has these not been present? Why should they be so much more prevelant and to be seen as "signs"now? Might it be people giving us these messages who make it sound so bad? What if they are wrong? Do you honestly think that is what God's love is all about?

So why are we so hung-up with the end of the world idea? Why do we insist on telling our children that the world will end soon and that some people will be saved and others not? In the same breath we tell them God loves without condition, but people who do not believe in what we believe will burn in hell. Does that not mean God loves with condition? Then, is our way of seeing things not slightly warped?

I think we are like that because we are all seeking that ultimate love that saves. In our searching for that love or the source we have moved away from it and the more we look for it the further we move away from it until the day we die; on that day we realise it was there all the time and our eyes light up one last time as we blow out our final physical breath. All great spiritual leaders have been saying it, singing it, shouted it and even died for it, but still we do not get it. Do not think about it; simply be it. Be in the moment. That is why we are Human Beings.

"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - TS Eliot, 'Four Quartets'.
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life." - Eckhart Tolle.

"What we are looking for is looking" - St Francis of Assisi.

God does not judge, he/she loves. God does not punish, he/she loves. God does not condemn, he/she loves. God does not save certain people, he/she loves all equally. Listen to God by being quiet. People may distort that original message so simply listen, hence meditation.

“Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.” - James Allen.

"A free and silent mind is always in meditation." - Remez Sasson

Choose the meditation that works for you. I believe none is better than the other. Speak to those who meditate. How many people who meditate are caught up in the end times madness? Change the way you think before it changes you.


Anonymous said...

"One thing we can do without in this world is the doom and gloom evangelists"

Oh really, what are you going to do with them? It's been done in history -- it was a bloody mess. I continually see totalitarian views in the Western world. It's really frightening.

~an tolerant Atheist

Werner K said...

Did somebody give you a hard time today? I am not quite sure what you are trying to say, but it sounds negative and directed towards me.

I never said anything had to be done to the "doom and gloom evangelists". My whole point was to indicate that there is another option that does not include fear, death and pain. I even included quotes to make my point.

Please e-mail me and chat. No strings attached.