Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pew Research Muslim Survey - Be VERY Suspicious

The Pew Research Group went to great length - four years of surveys about the attitudes of Muslims around the world. (Not allowed in Saudi Arabia, or Syria). They tried to make Greater Islam look peaceful but even with slight of hand could not pull it off.

Now if you think I'm being unfair to Pew Research tell me what this particular survey question indicates. The news media, even Fox is reporting that it shows that only six percent of Muslims in Albania for instance approve the use of Suicide Bomber to defend Islam. The lying heading says, "Majorities Say Suicide Bombing Not Justified"

THIS IS PROPAGANDA:
(1) Notice that the question is the defense of Islam - NOT the defense of Albania, not the defense of home and family, community and country - this survey is about "religious views."  The question is about the defense of Islam. (2) and much as they report it, it does NOT say that six percent of Albania Muslims favor the use of suicide bombs. It says that six percent favor the use of suicide bombers and some division of 92% favor the use of suicide bombers as well under certain circumstances. (3) The REAL question then is what percentage of Albanian Muslims totally reject as immoral and WRONG the use of suicide bombs as a political tool of Islamic defense. My guess would be nearly zero. (4) Which begs the question exactly what constitutes "an attack on Islam" from which Islam would need to be defended with suicide bombers.  We have seen that a cartoon in a Dutch Newspaper was an attack on Islam, some stupid video on YouTube we were told was an attack on Islam. I know for instance that Mohammed was a child molester and false prophet, so I have just attacked Islam and trust me the majority of Albanian Muslims would cheer to see that Dutch New Paper destroyed by a suicide bomber and people like me silenced for all eternity by any means needed.  Obama obliged the Islamic world and placed the producer of that YouTube Video in prison on trumped up charges.  That whole fiasco of the video and carnage and betrayal of Benghazi will be told.

Be VERY suspicious of the veracity of this survey. Why? This same sort of deception clearly indicated on this graph is repeated again and again in its content.  You will heard it touted and anatomized by a great many experts in the next few day and possibly weeks and NONE of them will be telling the real content of this survey much less the real picture of Islamic Militancy in the world. AND this survey will be "recalled" by the experts for a few years to come.  Study it and gain the tools to discredit the illusion of Muslim "Moderation."  Muslim Moderation is a MYTH.

Also, be VERY suspicious of the present push following the terrorism in Boston, to try paint the greater Muslims community as peaceful. We endured the same lying propaganda post 9/11/2001. George W. Bush being the useful-Idiot-Dhimmi repeating on an endless loop, "Islam is a Great Religion" "Islam is a Religion of Peace." It is the standard Jihadist ploy of CIVILIZATION JIHAD, first the fist and then the soothing voices of "moderate muslims" and their Dhimmi apologists telling us how we are responsible after all, for being ignorant and not fully understanding the stresses and sensitivities of Muslims.

THINK! - WAKE UP - consider the puff pieces CNN has run, trying to turn these stone cold Jihadis in Boston into poor isolated and misguided victims of "culture shock."

FACT:
If a huge percentage of Christians favored the use of suicide bombings against those who insult Christianity . . . in FACT if only a very tiny, tiny minority of Christians favored the use of suicide bombings to "defend" against those who insult Christianity we would never hear the end of it.  The viciousness of Christianity would be played on an endless loop on every broadcast outlet for months, and JUSTLY so.

Yet here we have the real viciousness of Islam painted as some hope of moderation.  This is insanity.

Sodomite Hero and Christian Loser


4/30/2013
What is the overarching psychological operations media message for this week? Or as they say the weekly meme. 

Sodomite Sports Figure: glorious, hero, life changing realization because of Boston Bomb, lauded and praised on every news outlet. 

Christian Sports Figure: loser, possible career ender, exiled out of country only hope of reviving losing career - a losing career BEFORE given an opportunity, whose career was sabotaged purposely - since nothing that happened with Tebow and the Jets can be explained any other way. Jets paid big bucks and purposely sidelined him then played inferior players and created a terrible season. This was not bad logic at work, or accidental circumstances wounding a career, it was purchased sabotage. 

If you think this contrast wasn't orchestrated to send the clear message, Sodomite-Hero, Christian-Loser then you believe in the accidental unfolding of the media mythology and nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing on any major New outlet, is ever aired that does not fit the Agenda. 

What do you think explains the "hyper-coverage" with correspondents STILL on the literal site of the Boston Bombing, where NOTHING has happened there in two and a half weeks???? The "mind conditioners" are BORING the images of the Boston bombing into your psyche. Why? (There are multi-manipulative reasons - but a digression to the point here) 

Prior to the Boston Bombing, you couldn't watch five minutes of news without catching a story about so-called Gay marriage, which is an ontological impossibility, but part of the Agenda. It was a virtual DRUMBEAT of stories, boomed out at regular intervals like the cadence of a bass drum for WEEKS. And when hundreds if not thousands of stories around the world are news worthy, they are ignored and the now NON-story of the Boston Bombing is covered 24/7 and when they decided to break the cycle and give something else coverage, it is:
Sodomite Sports Figure: Glorious
Christian Sports Figure: Loser.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Dystopian Media

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The Dystopian Orthodox Message of the Media - Read Cultural Marxist Control of the Dialectic.

The erosion of free thought and expression - especially in the media:


No original ideas, or unique perspectives allowed, every report is uniform, fitting inside the orthodoxy of the Right/Left meme that ultimately promotes The Agenda. However, the Agenda is never mentioned or if mentioned, the speaker is attacked as "unorthodox and a conspiracy theorist."  

The media orthodoxy is to never mention the Cabal of International Money Changers who control the World's Finances, the real power behind ALL western governments, and in control of ALL third world countries – the greatest creator of poverty on the planet – presently conducting a multi-country genocide.  

Conservatives, Libertarians and Liberals inside the meme of orthodoxy endlessly discuss events and try to force them into a relationship with Constitutional Governance, which was greatly wounded in our country for decades and has been completely absent for twelve years. 

The orthodox message required of the Dystopia Makers, is:
whatever weakens the U.S.,
weakens the uniqueness of being an American Citizen,
whatever destroys any objective definition of "moral, good, reasonable and common sense solutions,"
whatever shows that the surrender of Liberty is "reasonable for safety's sake,
 because ordinary people cannot be trusted in the face of known and unknown enemies,
one way they are not trusted is to have thoughts outside the Dystopian orthodoxy";whatever weakens U.S. sovereignty,
whatever further enslaves the American people and paints them as incompetent to govern themselves, manage their industrial complex, and create a humane society.

Thus our need of Dystopian EXPERTS, administrators (CZARS) who can move above the constraints of our own confusion and incompetence and create "safety and peace" - which means in Dystopian orthodoxy, cooperation and submission to Globalist Internationalism.

THIS IS the message and goal of ALL mainline media, from Beck, Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Fox, to MSNBC, The Huffington Post and The Nation.  They, long ago, in the attack on language, killed the word "national" making it suspect and dangerous in the word "nationalism."  By now, after 60 years of assault on the word by the Council on Foreign Relations, in a grass roots campaign in every medium-to-large cities in the U.S., meeting with local public opinion molders, everyone knows that "nationalism" is dangerous.

  Haven't you ever thought that if this is really true it requires the dismantling of our nation in favor of something supposedly less dangerous? That is the premise upon which America has acted for 70 years and people have unconsciously submitted.  For how many decades, if the media wanted to picture a kook, they pictured an unkempt person holding a sign saying, "Get Us Out of The United Nations!"  Everyone knew such a person had to be a nut.   

"At any given moment, there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas, which it is assumed that all right thinking people will accept without question.  It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that, or the other, but it is 'not done' to say it . . . [And] anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.  A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, whether in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals."   - George Orwell. 

Facebook chooses "what is hot," in other words that which is promoted and spread about on facebook, and "what is not" that which is suppressed and made inconvenient to share on facebook according to the orthodoxy stated above.  And FB along with other social media was created to deal with George Orwell's concerns.  

Knowing that public opinion will not go away, that the strict Soviet Style state controlled media will only produce an alternative media even underground media, they created social media to rob alternative media of its power.  A REAL alternative media would have articles by people with genuine knowledge of the subjects they address, and by that measure, their words being confirmed by reality, by the facts on the ground, would have impact, would create as it were a collective "alternative orthodoxy."  

These Dystopian monsters are so smart, so versed in the Behavioral Science of B.F. Skinner's means of controlling humans - that they created for themselves the alternative media, and installed people like Glen Beck, Alex Jones, Fox News, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and The Nation and then left everyone else the opportunity to express opinion via social media. 

Why social media is NOT alternative media: 

People like to pretend it is, but it is not.  People on social media, with generations of them having been taught to reason via the Hegelian Dialectic, believe that all opinions are equal and no one has the right to judge one opinion better than another, certainly no one has the capability of discovering inside the mass of opinions what is actually TRUE.

Opinions are merely perspectives and equally valid, and the truth lies somewhere in the cracks between all the opinions, mostly a mystery and unknowable.  So the knowledgeable person and the idiot are given equal weight.  

This sounds harsh but it is evident on nearly every FB political and religious group. So there is a mass confusion of speakers, few listeners, fewer learners, all are teachers, whether their information holds a ray of truth or not.

 And the majority of opinion expressed on social media is simply a rehash of what the “Controllers” have programed, via the “main stream media” and the left/right alternative media.  And those who speak with knowledge about the Dystopia makers, the ONLY TRUE Enemy of the American People, are floating in a sea of tinfoil hat folks who believe that the Pope is the Anti-Christ, the Vatican is Babylon, Jews are evil, there really are Space Aliens, and Elvis is not dead.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Every Knee Shall Bow



Christians and semi-christians love to invoke the Medieval imagery of hell upon those who have committed crimes and heinous acts of inhumanity. With the Boston Bombers and Doctor Gosnell there is a rash of it on social media.  When they do I'm reminded of an older tradition, from the Book of Enoch.  The Book of Enoch that was accepted as scripture by Jesus, the Apostles, the Jews of his era and early Christians, we assume because they all quote it quite a bit.  (hard to understand why it isn't in the canon ) . . . anyway, it says that when unjust rulers and judges and their henchmen die, that they are literally flattened like a shadow on the ground at a distance but before the throne of God,  suffering under the weigh of holiness they cannot bear, where they shout praises to "the ancient of days" (which in Enoch is the Messiah) trying to flatter him, and that they beg people closer to the throne to plead their case. It says that ultimately the Holy Spirit tires of the noise and will roar blowing them into torment, as if the presence of Holiness crushing evil isn't the worst torment possible.  I really like this image, better than some Medieval imagery. It is a worse hell than fire,  in that it places the people at a long distance in the consciousness of Christ's Kingship, and leaves them with hope that their old false ways might work so that flattened and suspended in regret, facing Truth Himself and knowing for decades and centuries till judgment day that they are SCREWED, they flatter and scream for mercy, and beg people in better positions to plead their case.  We see a shadow of this in Jesus parable of the Rich man and Lazarus:



"Now there was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen, enjoying himself splendidly every day. 

Luk 16:20  But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores, who had been placed at his gate, 
Luk 16:21  and longing to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. And even the dogs came and would lick his sores. 
Luk 16:22  And it came to pass that the beggar died, and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 
Luk 16:23  And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham from afar, and Lazarus in his bosom. 
Luk 16:24  Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am suffering in this flame.' 
Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things, but now here he is comforted and you are suffering. 
Luk 16:26  And besides all this, between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, so that those who desire to cross over from here to you are not able, nor may those from there cross over to us.' 



BTW the imagery in Enoch is not in conflict with Isaiah and Saint Paul - “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”   Fundamentalists like to think of Judgment Day as an “earth day” just like they like to think of the days of creation as “earth days.”  Time is irrelevant in eternity, and that BOW may be eons long.  

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Truly Dangerous Open Door Policy


I know an inmate whose son was killed in CPS Foster Care. Wife imprisoned, other children abused in the system. All told, it was a horribly sad and needless story. He was a very intelligent and likable man at the height of his prime with amazing engineering skills, sentenced with maximum sentences for relatively minor crimes. I said to him one day as he sat across the desk from me, "Charles (not his real name), how did you end up in the system sentenced to 62 years?" He got tears in his eyes, sat for a moment obviously unable to speak. I felt guilty that I had asked. He motioned for me to watch and gulped, "it was this easy." He stood up, walked to the door and opened it. He walked back to the desk and sat down in silence. When he got himself together, realizing I was clueless as to his actions he said, "Honest it was that easy. I knew who he was, and what he was, but I opened my home's door to Satan, cause the stuff he was providing was fun. He made a knock down drunk of me, a whore of my wife and I helped, he left my children in danger and confusion and I helped, and when God in his mercy imprisoned me, Satan killed my 9 year old boy, foster father crushed his skull on a stone fireplace. The others have been abused in the system far worse than anything that happened to them in our home. I sit watching and am powerless to do anything about it. And every bit of it is my fault, I opened the door thinking Satan was just a good-time friend wanting to destroy my soul with vices. I thought I would out smart him, have some party years and then reform. I had no idea his real motive was to destroy us all."

This is also the story of the demise of our nation. It is just this simple. All the outrages you witness on the news, the massacres, the terror attacks, the common ordinary hellish crimes against children and the innocent, each one, are the dynamic of the SAME story.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Our Hypno-Drugged Future


The late historian Christopher Lasch had to have understood the power structure that was already destroying our republic.  He wrote clearly about the dull state of Narcissistic Hypnotism that was dulling the masses 30 years ago.  “the fascination with fame and celebrity, the fear of competition, the inability to suspend disbelief, the shallowness and transitory quality of personal relations, the horror of death.”  He said of the times thirty years ago, “The happy hooker stands in place of Horatio Alger as the prototype of personal success.” - What did we think such a time was going to produce? Nirvana? Peaceful Utopia? Some of us did think so, "just chill out man" “it's all good”.  He also had a clear handle on the source of this cultural insanity, he said, "It is the leadership classes - those who control the international flow of money and information, preside over philanthropic foundations and institutions of higher learning, manage the instruments of cultural production and thus set the terms of the public debate - that have lost faith in the values of the American experiment and Western culture in general.  In their self-reliance and overconfidence, our thinking classes have seceded not just from the common world around them but from reality itself."  - (Christopher Lasch - The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy)  He was talking about the “New World Order” folks. I don't know if he realized it or not, but he was honest about the OBSERVABLE power structure and the molding of thought, via culture. 

What this leadership class has moved into is the makings of a grand Utopia, a world totally managed by “the experts who know best,” who believe that the human is just an animal to be controlled, his behavior governed by "positive and negative re-enforcers." Al la B. F. Skinner's Beyond Freedom and Dignity.  Get that title?  That is actually the world this same money/technology/scientific dictatorship is creating for us, where humans are "capital" that is "human capital" to be drugged, hypnotized, manipulated without regard to the antiquated concepts of HUMAN LIBERTY AND HUMAN DIGNITY.  If you doubt me READ THE LITERATURE, they are not hiding this stuff. If you are too lazy, think about the indignities of limiting drink sizes, mandating drugs tests, dictating proper body fat radio – control, control, control  – the list is too long and a digression.  

We have the ability to stop this, even now, by grabbing hold of our Identity as Children of God, given unalienable right from our Creator. But to do so we have to give up the psychotropic drugs we like so very very much, both the legal and illegal forms - ALL OF THEM. We have to realize that if we feel bad emotionally there is a REASON for it, that our deepest self is sending us word that we are in trouble. We have to stop watching the brainwashing box sitting in our houses telling us what to believe,  how to feel, how to live, what is right and wrong. We have to fill up the seats of our Churches and demand of our pastors the Word of God, devoid of the myriad heresies and modern secular philosophies.  NO technology has changed the basic makeup of the human being, and only the deepest ancient wisdom KNOWS that anatomy of the human, body, soul, and spirit.  (Body, psyche and NOUS).  

Dr Lasch talked about the dullness of the population even thirty years ago, using the term "the inability to suspend disbelief."  I say, "Minds sucking up the fiction pumped out by the institutions of learning and the media everyday as if it is fact." Few young people have a clue what the suspension of disbelief means. So a remedial lesson

 Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a "human interest and a semblance of truth" into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgment concerning the implausibility of the narrative. Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action, comedy, fantasy, and horror genres, as well as in professional wrestling. Cognitive estrangement in fiction involves using a person's ignorance or lack of knowledge to promote suspension of disbelief.

We have two or three generations of "citizens" whose education was "cognitive estrangement."  They were shown picture after picture, image after image, fact after fact CONDITIONED to believe LIES and partial deceptions. They are taught that it is reasonable and rational to view the massive mechanism of BEING, which is saturated with sophisticated design, and believe it happened without a designer and maker, is rather a fluke of the "space time reality" and they never ask themselves, from whence comes the space time reality.  They argue insane minutia of an impossible theory as if each detail confirms the whole fantasy.  They BELIEVE something much less sophisticated and true than perennial paganism, wrapped in a false scientific cover, called Evolutionism, unaware that it takes "Cognitive Estrangement" to do so, and they hold the belief on sheer FAITH, upon the words of experts, exercising a conditioned cognitive estrangement, with a fanaticism unmatched by any Bible Thumping King James Fundamentalist. Why? Because they were also instilled with constant "positive re-enforcement" (Ah la B.F.Skinner) producing in them a horrible arrogance and conceit in the rightness and reasonableness of the lies they believe. The Rule is, "I believe it, therefore it is a valid belief, reasonable and rational, TO ME."  Having gone circles and circles explaining some simple observable FACT to one young person or another, only to have them attack with arrogance and disrespect and argue the most insane "rationalism" devoid of reality, desperate to hold on to their false reality, desperate to cling to their illusion of "confident knowledge" literally UNABLE to accept the reality of what is clearly in front of their own eye, or easily accessible by reason . . .   nothing fits better to describe this blindness but "Cognitive Estrangement."  

The good news is more and more are getting it, are waking up, are breaking the layers of hypnosis, are getting off the drugs,  are growing suspicious of the “official stories” and “pronouncements of experts.” Some experience shock and some even embarrassment at their previous blind arrogance, some even finding humility and asking knowing questions - still fearful of the answers.   I have one nephew, who some years back thought I was a nut when I explained to him the true “underlying state of things” and what was coming and why, who was shocked awake when what I had said happened.  He spent time returning to Emory University and scolding the professors who had lied to him.  He contemplated filing suit for fraud, since he was promised an education and received a cultural indoctrination.  He actually interviewed a series of lawyers, and none would take his case without huge money.  But this is what our  education system (everything but the hard sciences) has turned into, FRAUD. How could it be anything other when instead of education one is indoctrinated.  

Now the brainwashed young person having not learned the tools of critical thinking, but rather having been indoctrinated in the Hegelian Dialectic will say, "One man's indoctrination is another man's education." Come on admit it. If you didn't say it you thought it, and if you are arrogant and blind enough you are ready to argue the point.  You know, like "One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist."  It is thinking devoid of principle, where everyone's views and opinions are merely perspectives, and one perspective has as much validity as another.  What's the next stage, the two perspectives should find "common ground" and "move on". Right?   After all, "Who are YOU to say otherwise."  

People who are awake need to learn the means and degree of the dullness of those drugged and hypnotized, and the conditioning . . . the auto-suggested behaviorist triggers that makes honest inquiry so very difficult for them.  (Auto-suggestion = : an influencing of one's own attitudes, behavior, or physical condition by mental processes other than conscious thought.) Young people are loaded with auto-suggested “triggers” locked to key words: God, Religion, Morality, Creation, Bible, Commandments, etc.  I can literally write down the automatic responses that these young people honestly believe are “independent, even original thoughts”.  The level of programming is amazing, and we have purchased it with out tax dollars. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Military Preparedness, no Army or Insurgency Can Conquer.


What is our choice as our country is turned into a gulag, Liberty ripped from us, those who resist labelled "dangerous" and MAD, having a mental disorder called, "OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE DISORDER" where anyone who stands in opposition to the Culture of Death and thinks that the impact of their resistance has meaning is labeled as having "delusions of grandeur" and megalomania?

Maggie Thatcher's grand daughter understands what is required for strength in these evil times and stated so clearly at Thatcher's funeral service.  I am reminded of the words of Richard Wurmbrand, the protestant pastor and champion for Liberty in Communist Romania, who when imprisoned called on his rich Orthodox heritage invoking "the communion of the saints" to keep him company and fill his years of solitary confinement, rehearsing with them the stories of their faithfulness and bravery.  Speaking of his tormentors he said, "They use this whip a great deal.  They enjoy ugliness. I enjoy beauty. And so between a whipping and a joke, a pleasant journey and immobilization in heavy chains, between hunger and philosophizing that is easy to bear . . . between the communion of saints and the mockeries of devils unleashed against us, the time passes quickly."  

WE ARE BLESSED when witnessing the carnage of evil, the lies and deceit, the heartache caused by the Luciferians' creation of the coming hellish utopia, IF we also have the knowledge of, attendance and intelligent comfort of, the communion of the Saints, an army of intelligent and Holy Strength for us. How is this communion gained?  It is gained knowingly or unknowingly when we take the needed steps to join their number. Here is the late Margaret Thatcher's grand daughter, Amanda Thatcher, explaining in detail the steps we all have to make to not be destroy by the present and coming levels of evil in the world.





We don't have to have the public statue of Amanda Thatcher to speak truth to power, and we must do just that at every opportunity. God is raising up ordinary citizens caught up in the carnage of these dark and ignorant times, to speak "prophet like" Truth to Power. If the media (all of it) were not Luciferian, champions of the Culture of Death, cheerleaders for this coming hellish Utopia, this man's words would have been played on an endless loop on all channels and printed in every print media. Share this please.

Shared by Dennis Peace:


COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER!!

Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. 

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. 
What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. 
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. 

"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. 

To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! 
My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
- Darrell Scott 

Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please share this with your FB friends!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

If you believe in The Constitution you are mentally ill.


Please do not believe that this is fantasy or fiction. We are here in the U.S., functioning under the rules of Soviet/NAZI style perversion of Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry.  If you believe in morality defined by God, instead of morality defined by government; if you believe that the Constitution is the legitimate rule of law; if you believe that the Federal Government is NOT smarter and wiser than you; if you doubt that the Federal Government has YOUR best interests at heart, then OFFICIALLY you suffer from a mental disorder called:
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE DISORDER. 



OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE DISORDER!



Nearly every friend I have on Facebook, 1k plus (and I'm hoping at least 80% of my family) suffers from this malady and as such can be incarcerated under The Patriot Act and now the National Defense Authorization Act, (the N.D.A.A.,) without charge, without hearing, without trial, without right of Habeas Corpus, under the care of those ENLIGHTENED LUCIFERIAN DOCTORS, who will cure you with a chemical lobotomy, Doctors of Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry.  This is not fiction, folks, I wish it were. This is not "Conspiracy Theory" but rather the history of the last decade of life in the United States of America. 


Listen to a victim of the Patriot Act.


How did this come about?

Tyranny in America - For Dummies:

More tyranny from DHS. We have to wake up folks!



















I am glad I am not Carlos Arredondo



There is nothing the FBI hates more than appearing stymied in the glare of intense public attention. (i.e. Olympic Park bombing 1996). 
I have the sinking feeling that if this Boston bombing has a Muslim Connection, under Obama's orders the public will never know it. The FBI and the intelligence establishment is looking for a Richard Jewell, as they are doing the actual investigation. I THINK (solely opinion) this is fact. If I were Carlos Arredondo, I would this moment be in fear for my life. All it would take for the FBI and the intelligence community to cover their asses, and discount the possibility of a Muslim connection would be to find Arredondo "suicided" and a convenient confession laying by his side, fake receipts for Pressure Pots recently purchased, etc. They have already established he was suicidal, and he is a vet angry about American's Foreign policy by war. Didn't Janet Napolitano warn us about people like him in that early 2010 terrorist directive that went to law enforcement across the country. A perfect pegion - may God protect him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Tiny Dot of Perception


It is absolutely pathetic and extremely lazy to equate, (1) God "revealed through His Creation" as Saint Paul clearly understood and stated in the first chapter of the book of Romans and any sane human can grasp, that is HIS Glory, even our (mankind's) highest grasp "of the very Godhead, by the things that are made"  with (2) our silly, narrow, anthropomorphic cartoon mythology contained in the theory of evolution.   

The narrow minded evolutionist's defense perfectly fits what I call "second path spirituality/theology" an extreme rationalism incapable of seeing the mystery of it all,  lacking the humility to admit what is beyond the human's ability to grasp; seeing creation in evolutionary "concepts", believing that such models contain cataphatic and unquestioned "knowledge," (unable to accept even where the cataphatic model breaks down); it is devoid apophatic humility.  Science  and Orthodox Christian Sacred Theology devoid of apophatic knowledge is NOT science or orthodox theology. Rather it is some cartoon invented in pride.  

One of the extra-canonical texts says, "When one grasps the power of a small block of wood, one comes close to The Way."  That mystical writer dismissed as "dreamer" actually stated the truth of nuclear physics.  Modern science has not yet unlocked the power and knowledge of a single one inch by one inch block of wood.  Hidden in the molecular structure is an atomic structure and hidden in that atomic structure is a sub-atomic structure and hidden in that is a structure that progresses into an infinitude of infinitesimal reality, an actual physical structure of energy centers passing into and out of our dimension.  Any honest physicist will attest to the reality of that statement.  

We look at the matrix of it all, from one tiny perspective, and then we  "scale" all of matter and all the universe, from the infinitude of the infinitesimal, to the infinitude of eons of light years in the space/time continuum, from our tiny dot of perception we crow like a cock, and beat our chest like a baboon, claiming knowledge of it all. When, in proportion, to claim we perceive with the perception of a WORM is a statement of hubris - pure pride.  But lacking the worm's humility we claim that we understand it by some silly rationalist cartoon of reality, devoid of the vast knowledge WE DO NOT HOLD.   The “concepts” are not the experience and reality of the thing, the map not the territory. The outline or in artists terms the "cartoon" is not the object itself, even the most sophisticated portrait is not the person.  

If we walked to the pinnacle of scientific physical and biological knowledge presently held by humankind (and we cannot because it is TOP SECRET, held by the elite for weaponizing purposes) we would see things that totally amaze us. We would be like aborigine staring at a big screen T.V. trying to make sense of the pixel dots.  But even if we comprehended what was shown us, we would only be a millimeter up the scale of possible knowledge, which scale is an infinitude long and NOTHING we would see would define and explain this place, our cognition and LIFE. 

A young friend used the word hubris describing me for daring to question his self-satisfied conclusions where he tries to validate the evolutionary paradigm.  However, hubris is what possesses each generation of physical scientists who history has proved, generation by generation claim more knowledge than they hold, where the hubris and pure silliness of each generation is exposed by subsequent generations. When that process fails in the popular scientific literature and culture, something is very wrong; a dogma has replaced REAL scientific knowledge.  Such is the dogma of evolution. Right now in terms anyone can discover with a little research, the 19th century primitive evolutionist/Darwinists look silly indeed. 

What is a wonder of wonders, is that the mystery of The Faith, once and for all delivered unto the Saints, in no way questions what I have just said. That mystery of faith in each priestly blessing contains wisdom beyond this epoch of modern science and human knowledge, when it includes the words, "and unto eons of eons. Amen."  When the prophets, psalmists and holy father speak of "universes" (plural), worlds (plural), eons of time (plural)  and constantly acknowledges the unknowable quality of the passing of a single moment in time, they are acknowledging the apophatic grasp of all that is, acknowledging in humility what may be known and what is not known from our tiny dot of perception on the Master's Sanctuary Wall.

I am not anti-science. Science like any knowledge or weapon can be helpful/healing or destructive. I am for moral, life-engendering science. My objections to science should be obvious, (1) when it is death engendering, (2) destructive to human dignity and (3) claims knowledge it does not hold and attempts to teach ontology with theological implications from that flawed base. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Shy Fawn


Lessons In Contemplation

Last Spring I took my life into my own hands, said a little prayer and watched the tiny fawn so curious, stretching its neck up to get a good look at me.  I was on the Prairie Preserve in the thin wood, cars whizzing by on the road a quarter mile away. I was in the woods to be by myself to focus special prayers for a friend. I forgot about the fawn, my mind moving to the troubles and pains of life. Next thing I knew the little fawn was right in front of me. What drew my attention was the fawns mother warning me that it wasn't cool at all that I was standing next to her baby. I didn't know what to say to my friend, felt that almost anything I would say would be inadequate, maybe even silly.  I reached carefully into my pocket and quietly drew out an apple. Then reached into another pocket and drew out my knife. I gently cut a piece of apple, and I saw the fawn's nostrils flare.  The mother stomped the harder and snorted.  I looked at her for a moment. She raise her head, pulled her neck back and slightly turned her head to the side. I took that to mean that she was now more curious than fearful. I slowly handed the apple piece to the fawn, who seemed to appreciate it. I wanted to toss the rest of the apple to the mother, but I knew my hand motion would strike fear in her heart. And there it was, I knew what to say.


The tiny fawn - what a picture.  I was taught that the holy Spirit was so very shy, like a fawn, that the slightest wrong move made Him withdraw.  It made me think there was nothing to hope for but Jesus' Mercy.  I remember being sort of blown away when I realized that the Holy Spirit was Jesus' mercy and was described by Jesus as both warrior and comforter.

The Tyranny of Time
I've been thinking a lot about time lately, partly because I've been rereading my physics studies and some of the latest literature trying to wrap my mind around the forward and backward motion of space-time, the mystic's dance of the eternal moment. Here I was with a fawn at my side in just such a moment where the noise of the road had disappeared and time seemed not relevant, to glance right or left would tell centuries, not direction, a moment where ALL was present and everything at peace. I think the thought of time had been on my mind because of the reminder of old things unpacked and put to use after a decade of storage. I went to re-read one of my favourite books, a Baha'ist had given me and I realized the book was almost thirty years old.  I remember the smiling face of the sweet young girl who handed it to me, an unexpected gift from the young couple. Thinking about it even now, it seems like yesterday.  That lovely young woman must be in her late fifties today. Anyway, the march of linear time seems ruthless, tick tock - tick tock.

If time were all there is life would be gruesome. How could anything but moment by moment comfort have any meaning. But this is the dilemma of the atheist, not me. The mystery of it all, keeps me interested and loving every day of life.  Why? The mystery of BEING is an empty space into which one may heap decades of thought and so-called knowledge and still end with no knowledge of it.  Sounds and symbols representing energies are spoken and written as if defining what is actually a black hole of ignorance and mystery. The road map is never the territory, the philosophy never the living, the religions never the experience of God, all these hold the same relation. Once physicists have isolated every movement of energy, labelled each energy with a sound or a symbol, and claimed to have identified it all, BEING itself will still be a black hole of ignorance and mystery, more of intuition and mystical experience than positive knowledge. 

What May Be Known Inside The Experience of Time
We speak of cataphatic understanding, which is what may be known via "positiva = the positive way of knowing." This knowledge is quite simple really. It is naming things, observing their properties (like the word properties) a way of knowing, like names we give to God or mathematical formulae we ascribe to subatomic motion, or the kitchen sink, or the car. What is it but sounds and symbols we choose to represent fundamental concepts or complex strains of ideas, the which having been stated is still but sounds and symbols holding no truer relationship to the reality of what it symbolizes than does the word religion to God, or map to the actual territory, or wind to the mysterious refreshment on the skin. The actuality remains a mystery, something we experience but still in a real way unknowable even though we've name it.  In truth staring at the beauty and mystery of the universe having catalogued every speck of space dust we might as well be worms gazing at the moon.

What We May Know Outside of Linear Time
Apophatic Knowledge: (Knowledge by negations) True wisdom is also true knowledge of things. That knowledge rest in an accurate and humble grasp of what we do not know and cannot know. Only by this wisdom are we able to peek into the dark reality and grasp a glance, a glimmer, a shadow of what truly IS. The ancient mystics were right when they said all knowledge must be rejected to discover the Tao (the Eternal Word.).

Those things we cling to with such urgency, the psychic baggage, the objects and events we count sacred or detestable, even the things necessary for subsistence living, for physical existence, the things for which we are most needy and most grateful, which by common sense we seek, secure and use, and use wisely or unwisely; these hold no true meaning, since we cannot know them, except upon the ground of experience and common sense. Which is of no small importance - common sense that is - make a budget, get your exercise, take you medicine, eat a good diet etc.) Food, clothing and shelter are necessary, yet thinking about the passage of time and the flow of material things, I cannot help sensing that in seeing I've been blind and only at the point where eyes and knowledge fail do I begin to see, a flash, a flicker and sometimes these wonderful "moments" (inadequate word) when time stops and the fawn loses her fear, and the doe inexplicably trusts.  I'm smiling but I feel tears in my eyes, a tiny grief at the realization that the noise of the traffic is back, the fawn looks startled, the mother huffs and in sleek motions of beauty they are gone. In the scheme of things I had to frighten the fawn for its own good. Such is the fallen state of this world.

I look around at the sparse woods, the tall prairie weeds and as beautiful as it is it is nothing, an emptiness compared to the moment before.  The precious and sweet but nameless English country vicar whose profound short writings encompassed all the mystical knowledge of the ages, writing in Middle English language, centuries before Tinsdale's English Bible translation and Henry the Eighth, the King James version and the rest, opening the deepest grasp of Christian liberty and mystical wisdom to the commoner-non-clergy, said, "Be careful how you spend time. There is nothing more precious." But Reality is timeless, a motion back and forth where all time is present, an eternal anamnesis, (from the Greek word ἀνάμνησιν meaning memory) a consciousness of ALL space-time, a never moving eternity where motion is not needed because everything is present - the fawn, the doe, the traffic noise abated, the air clear and sweet.

Idols
For many years time was my driving force, my first consideration in every hour and event. The pocket calendar of places, times, events, and people coordinated to the minute never to be late. What did it take to learn the systematic accomplishing more while doing less and less?  It was the grasp of "that" moment in every moment, the Tao binding without effort, loosing without being diminished.  If you are human as I am human no words strike a more melancholy and fearful note than do the words, "Be careful how you spend time." Abbot Damian often quoted our country vicar's next sentence, "In the twinkle of an eye heaven may be won or lost."  Our perception of time is that it is linear with one moment following the next in an orderliness that defies every other aspect of BEING.  Like nothing else relates to us time doesn't ebb and flow like the pulse of flowing water, but rather mechanically ticks by in a monotonous tick-tock, tick-tock.  But in truth it is not static, it does pulse, it is a living thing and we are not slaves to it.

The Holy Fathers spoke much about our reaction to time, our answering its challenges.  Until one grasps the tyranny of the experience of linear time, one cannot grasp the liberty of the eternal moment.  Thus atheists prattle on in their sad material prison lashed to the tyrannical march of time. His mind races trying to create any meaning of it all and sooner or later concludes it is all a joke, worthless, of no value and the only meaning he can find is an urgency to convince as many people as possible just how meaningless everything is.  Saint Symeon said, "If one has not tasted this cup, how could one know the value of confession, conversion, reform." For such a one even the momentary pull of the Holy Spirit drawing the mind to God is explained away as tiny misfiring of neurons in the brain. For him, being a slave to the material, the brain is god from which all experience is grasped and processed and the higher mind, the spiritual capacity of man, is just a sort of delusion held by the imaginative powers of the brain.

The Eternal Moment
To wrap our minds around the "name" the "concept" of the eternal moment, where time stops, (or rather flows eternally) we must first understand how we experience linear time. What is the experience of linear time but the scattering of ones soul, ones psyche spread out across time, across events, across true and false philosophies and ideas, scattered across sinful lusts and emotions, envy, regret, anger, bitterness, a sort of blindness really, a noise, a chaos making the very idea of the eternal moment seem pure fantasy or delusion. Actually this roar of "reality" this "chaos" is an idol placed between us and God. God is grasped, experienced, only in the eternal moment and it takes silence devoid of every concept we may hold to perceive that ever-present-reality, His reality.  No system of prayers may accomplish this. Only a grasp of Truth and Life. "There is something subtle beneath and above it all, moving through it all that gives all its form, taking what is brittle and falling to dust and making it live," as Lao Tae Tsu said as he tried to explain the experience of the Eternal moment.

Perceptions Beyond the Power of the Brain
Since writers have been writing about experience they have described profound moments of clarity. For most in comes in the sudden realization that they have wasted years of energy and effort on what is false. They will say, "Suddenly I realized . . . " and that realization always has profound consequences to their way of living. Those with a little more experience of the eternal moment, having formed their lives on more things that are real and true, will say, "I had such a moment of clarity." Even mathematicians and physicists and scholars talk of sudden insight more than the subconscious servo-mechanism of the brain, solving a problem that suddenly comes into focus, profound insights beyond rational theory. Of course this is the explanation of the atheists and the argument has validity on a certain level. All of us have suddenly remembered where we left the keys, or recalled a name that we could not bring to the fore three hours earlier or placed facts into order, an order that was hidden from our knowledge moments before. These insights are certainly a function of the brain. But the eternal moment is something else, and unless one has experienced it, as St Symeon the New Theologian knew, one cannot even entertain the idea that such experience of the eternal exists. No need to shame the atheist or the agnostic, the rationalist or the dreamer, each merely reports his honest experience. For the atheist there is no God; for the agnostic He cannot be revealed; for the rationalist he is or isn't according to theory of reason; for the dreamer, he floats upon the emotions, a product of the soul's fantasy producing powers.

Delusions of Contemplation
So when we decide there is merit in contemplation (or prayer) we sit still while our emotions run amuck or our mind races between one thought and the next. Any amateur who has tried a little yoga knows this, where holding a position for the neophyte makes for a very, very long sixty seconds. We've all experience it, where silence is a roar. I think this is the common state for most people, and with the advent of T.V., radio, internet, cell phones, texting, the human psyche strains to keep itself occupied to keep from experiencing one of those hollow solitary moments where thought torments us. Those moments of crowded thought: is this contemplation? 

Our thirteenth century English vicar knew what comtemplation was and what it was not.  While the western scholastic saints and the eastern hesychast saints both told us to examine every part of our life, every moment every action, he said rather, "For the love of Jesus . . I cannot see that anyone can claim fellowship in this matter with Jesus or his righteous Mother, his angels or his saints, unless he is doing everything in his power, with the help of grace, to attend to each moment of time" and he taught that in that effort what we were to seek was the "Cloud of Unknowing." . . . and that such peace was found only "inside the Love of Jesus." Ultimately we love him or we do not. And in this there is nothing dreamy, no other-world detachment or hypnotic Dervish whirling. Rather a grasp of "Things As They Are" and nothing else.

The Scattered Soul
It is only upon the illusion of linear time where we become scattered, scattered with our souls clouded with a thousand competing impulses and obsessions.  These impulses compete for our single moment and are born in sin, (our fallen nature) the pain of experience, the sense of failure we rehearse again and again, the images of lost love or unrequited love, dashed ambitions, real and imagined slights, injuries real and imagined, fervent religious ambitions/obligations and the collection of sins; the myriad images we have collected that blind us to God's ever-presence. The ways we imagine that God does not truly see us, does not truly care for us, or has abandoned us and left us to our faults and fate. Or the opposite that He favours us over others, and strengthens our passions. In short a thousand idols blinding us from the view (and experience) of God's immediacy.  For some religious people, instead of grasping his presence, we remember the ways we have profaned his Holiness, unable to honour Him in the symbol of a single Holy Day in our week. 

But in fact, not only do we profaned God's holiness, we even profane the sacred love that should exist in our hearts for our families. We are scattered in our images of father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter -  idolatrously analysing instead of faithfully praying for them and our relationship with them and simply loving them. The same is true when facing our enemy, idolatrously analysing instead of faithfully praying for them and simply loving them. If a person is honest with themselves they have to give up the religious posing.  They have to remember the thousand murders committed, if not literally at least in moments of raw hatred or years of grinding malice, where our motives match the murder's even when our hand doesn't drip blood.  We engage in analysis so we may justify our anger and malice at the hundreds of  passers-by in our lives, a thousand slights - scattered in greed and sinful fear, lies and distortions of ego and envy.

The Chants That Are Healing
Both the Synagogue and the Church have used the Psalms as the deepest prayer and worship. Why, because all these things are reflected in the Psalms as the Psalmist's human heart struggled with words to dash to pieces his own idols and embrace God.  For years I struggled with an ethical conflict between my understanding of justice and the lines in the most important confessional words ever uttered: Psalms KJV 51 (LXX 50). I could not comprehend David saying, "Against Thee and Thee ONLY have I sinned and done this evil in Thy sight."??? What? Against God only when Uriah lay slain in the ground, the victim of David's lust and envy?  Uriah the victim of a contract hit ordered and financed by King David!  Against God only when Uriah's wife bore David's child?  Was Uriah not a true human being, a person?  Did he not deserve life, wife, family, old age?  Should not David have spent his life making amends to Uriah's loved ones, parents, brothers and sisters?

Yet the man who Jesus said owned a heart closest to his own, knew the reality. He chose not to be scattered in his sinful actions. He knew there was nothing he could do about moments, hours, days, weeks, years and decades that were past.  No human can erase his sins! No human can re-live a period of time and accomplish a "do-over".  He may sacrifice and in some cases make restitution, but destruction is one thing and restitution is at best shabby. Not even a single second of ones past may be changed, so that human can cure the sin and the pain that sin has caused, himself or others. All such impulses are empty impulses creating a fog of separation between oneself and ones Maker, Saviour, Comforter and Healer. 

What is the consciousness of time, but the remembrance of death? Let us face it, in linear time there is a starting line and a goal.  And the tyranny of that is on any day grief engendering. "How can I keep from weeping when I think of death, for I have seen my brother in his coffin without glory or beauty? What, then, am I to expect? And for what do I hope? Lord, only grant me repentance before the end."

The Holy Fathers teach that to dwell upon past sinfulness is idolatrous. Why? Draw a line representing past, present and future, cover the past with failures and/or accomplishments held with pride and the future with ambitions or dreadful fear and nothing could represent better the person drowning in sin and without hope.  Yet a glance toward the LOVE that IS God creates in the struggling soul (via Jesus' Love, via Grace, via the ever-present Comforter) "a sudden impulse that comes without warning, springs up to God like some spark from a fire." Where even the wife-stealing, murderer David could say, "Against You and You only have I sinned and done this evil in your sight."

You see, the grasp of time is important or God would not have placed us in the space-time reality.  Uriah is gone, so are all our other failures and it is only as we scatter our souls across the line of time - past and future - that we destroy the healing presence of God, of Love here and now.

Why do we scatter ourselves across time, across distance, across economic station, across political ambitions, across philosophies and vain imaginations, across images of vindication and justification: idol after idol; because we are attached to them. We serve them and we cannot serve two masters.

Slavery To The Flesh
In a real way the so-called sciences of psychology and psychiatry are instruction manuals in "How To Exist IN Our Sinfulness." By the various schools of thought in these disciplines we are taught to recognize and embrace the fog of our scattered soul, making especial marks upon our experience-timeline. According to the nurture school this governs who we are and who we may (can) be as a result. Press the timeline back to our conception and the biological history of our ancestors and the nature school says these two things (nature and nurture) represent a tyranny of predetermination. This slavery to "determinism" is darkness robbing countless people of their true potential, leaving souls to languish in the chains of genetic biology, a psychic-weight without power of change; without hope of something better.  These sciences hold great wisdom for those so scattered, in that one may anatomise ones hopelessness, embrace that psychic corpse and count the swings of the pendulum till the end. This reminds me of the book by Dinesh D'Sousa, "The Seeds of Obama's Rage."  D'Souza clearly shows that the insane and enigmatic actions of our present president flow from his psychic impulses, which he may or may not be aware.  He is clinging to his psychic corpse, knowingly or unknowingly and living the time of its decay, un-regenerated, a slave to his history and experience.  His story is hellishly sad but grindingly logical when viewed through that lenses.

How may our souls be saved (sozo = saved and healed). . . how may our souls be healed except by the miracle of the Love in Christ Jesus. That experience of God's presence removes us from every place and time except NOW! Our English vicar said, "An incredible number of impulses are in one brief hour in the soul of he who has a will to this work!"  He is speaking of the will to centre upon the only reality - the eternal now. "In one such flash the soul may completely forget the created world outside. Yet almost as quickly it may relapse back to thoughts and memories of things done and undone - all because of our fallen nature. And as fast again it my rekindle."  He states that such convulsive psyche or mental gymnastics is not the product of a devout and humble love, but the outcome of the pride and inventiveness of the imagination.  He said, "If this work of Grace is to be truly and genuinely understood (and thus experienced) all such proud imaginings must be ruthlessly stamped out!"

David grasped this when he said:  'I will not second guess my attraction to Bathsheba. I will not long to act as a god and restore Uriah to life.  I will not sink into grief over the dead infant, whose suffering covered me in sackcloth and ashes, whose suffering moment by moment, second by second I shared in grief.'  Instead he could say, "Against you and you only have I sinned and done this evil in your sight!"

Freedom
When we confess (and I believe in actual confession, not some secret prayer to the Good Lord) what have we confessed but actions and in-actions, failings across the time-line of our lives. But what meaning does confession make if having confessed we cling to the timeline's reality and not the liberty of eternal moment.  What meaning do these actions and inactions have except to creation the fog that blocks the path, the view, The Way, the perception and experience of God, His ever-presence, Grace, Love, Comfort, Surety.

I love the old Anglican confessional prayer, "We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.  We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those thing which we ought not to have done.  There is no health in us."  I especially love that last sentence, "There is no HEALTH in us." What does that say?  It says we are completely and utterly sick, unable to cure ourselves, unable to live, no chance to survive without healing!"

Skittish as a fawn we approach kindly eyes, but unlike the eyes of this old changeable man whose moods may betray him, those eyes are ever-kindly. We've seen them in a thousand Icons. Skittish we wonder what our fate will be for daring to approach him, or if we are just a fool stumbling in the dark expecting light. But he reaches into his pocket to feed us, and he longs to toss food to the ones standing huffing and stomping at a distance, but he dare not. Because his motion would strike such awesome fear they would flee and never approach again. The reason for confession is to get past the skittishness of the fawn, to un-scatter the soul, to free it from the tyranny of time and events, from pride and delusions of the future, to gather ourselves before God and to live there - not live some fearful life of religious bondage, but to LIVE humbly BEFORE him, moment by moment, accepting only the reality of THAT single moment.

Saint Paul understood this when he proposed what seems an impossible task saying, "Pray without ceasing!"  He knew from experience that the heart can come into constant communion with God, and one may live both in the moment of normal events and in the eternal moment, ever conscious of both worlds. It is at this point where the eternal starts to inform the mundane. It is at this point where LIFE is breathed into space-time. Such people begin to function on what some would call an intuitive level, where the wisdom of their actions exceed the knowledge of their brain. The Psalmist said of such people:

            "Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. 
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways. 
Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.  
They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God."

Notice that the Psalmist knew of this sort of believer that "they will be still praising Thee." No ceremonial gyrations, bendings, squatings, stoopings, kneelings, bowings, prostratings;  such folks are not 'religionist' but have come to know and experience God. And notice what it says about them, "in whose hearts are the ways." Not Thy ways as often misquoted. The King James version says, "are the ways of them." In other word creating the paths for themselves and those around them.  "Oh Lord, what are we going to do!?" If you know one of these people, who being still (without religious show) they praise God, then you needs to ask them because they will know "the way." And if the way is not clear, they will 'create a way.'

The Portal  
I can't talk about real confession without mentioning absolution.  What is absolution? It is when our minister, priest, rabbi maybe our anamchara says to us, "Your sins are forgiven." (In Celtic Christianity, an anamchara is a soul friend, a companion and mentor  - often across the miles and the years -  in life's long journey through the spiritual realm. Soul friendship is a commitment to both accept and challenge the other; to cut across all divisions to the truth that is found everywhere, in all of life). Your sins are forgiven you. This absolution is only received if the soul is freed from the events across the timeline so that the person is gathered into the eternal moment where God resides, even for just a nano-second. Because it is in that nano-second by nano-second that God is experienced coursing LIFE into existence. We face him, the source of our life in the silence of that moment, as the Saints of Old said, "In the Eternal Moment between the "I AM." Silence, rest, rest, rest.  "Come to me all who are burdened and heaven laden and I will give you rest." 

How can the rest come when we cling to the mythology of our timeline, when we hold our failures like a badge, when we pride-fully bow to the idol of biological/genetic determinism, and scatter our psyche across it, or battle with anger or defensiveness using religious tools.  Rather we must "become as the new born child, timeless, innocent, no psychic weight, no conditioning, no sense of accomplishment, no sense of failure, rather NEW, held, beloved, in the arms of his LOVE, and sinless, saying "Abba" "Pappa" "Daddy". One knows in that second nothing stands between him/herself and HIS response, a baptism in His Grace and His Love. You see, all sins were singular and solitary - Against Him and Him ONLY and He is not counting them, cannot remember them!

So what does He want?  What sort of brittle plastic saint or religious fanatic are we supposed to turn into? What sort of fiery prophet like message must we scream from the house tops? What religious challenger should we face with righteous rage? What He wants (and it is a mystery why) is our life eternal not our death, our liberty not our bondage, our love not our apathy, our creativity not our defeat, our faith not our unbelief, our attention in that silence between movements of time, between the I AM.

Our common sense screams, "This is silly, I'm talking to my own ego."  But our English vicar even in the thirteenth century knew: 


"This then, in brief is how it works.  It is obviously not make-believe, nor wrong thinking, nor fanciful opinion.  These would not be the product of a devout and humble love, but the outcome of the pride and inventiveness of the imagination.  If this work of Grace is to be truly and genuinely understood (and experienced) all such proud imaginings must ruthlessly be stamped out."

Every true mystic from the beginning of time has known that the movement of time is in a certain way an illusion, a projection of something else on the three dimensional world in which we live. Oddly enough, through the contemplation of the nature-of-being most physicists have come to the same conclusion. Those mystics and physicists who have experienced this known what seems linear time really is a dance where all of time is present, where there is no time that is not also now. Lao Tae Tsu knew, so did John the Beloved. "It is the eternal word that makes what is visible, visible" said Lao Tae Tsu. "And without Him (the eternal word) not one thing is made that was made." If you don't get that you haven't understood either. Only in the silence of the Eternal Now is Grace, Love, Freedom and Health grasped, held and experienced.  It is life more than the beat of the heart, or the blood in our veins or neurons firing in our brains.

Practical Prayer - Creating the Ways
I want to give one example of exercising wisdom outside of the capacity of ones brain. When I was a prison chaplain an inmate asked me to pray for another inmate I didn't know, who was to be released in six weeks. It was a huge prison. I recognized the other inmates name and knew that I had passed greetings with him, but I didn't know him, had never held a conversation with him or a conversation about him and in five years he had only attended a couple of my services. Without thought I said, "Go tell Larry (not his real name) that I said, if the numbers 80, 40,20, and 5 mean anything to him, he had better come talk to me as soon as he can get permission." The inmate looked at me funny and asked me to repeat the message. I did and told him it was important that he get the message right and had him repeat it back to me. Now here's the fact: the part of me living in the mundane experience of that prison that day had no idea what that message meant, but in the consciousness of the eternal moment I knew that message was life or death. In a little while Larry approached my office white as a sheet.  He said, "You wanted to talk to me."  I said, "Yes, but truthfully I do not know what that message meant. Do you know?" Tears filled his eyes, he swallowed hard and then said, "When I was sentenced, I was sentenced to 80 years. We knew it was an illegal sentence and after years of court wrangling the sentence was reduced to 40 year and that was under to old day per day good time served rule. So that meant that if I didn't get any disciplinary reports, I could get out in 20 years.  I was three months from being released and got into a fight and they made me serve 5 more years. Now I'm six weeks from release and guys know it and some of the hate filled ones are trying to make me f--- up. I'm scared to death that I'm gona f--- up and get more time."  Some time I'll share the patch of miracles that conversation began.  For you atheist and agnostics, I don't expect you to believe this story, after all it is outside your scope of experience and you have no reason to give it credit. For you believers, I know you enjoyed this and the story rings true. 

"It is not possible for men to see God, on Whom the ranks of angels dare not gaze; but through You, O all-pure one, appeared to men the Word Incarnate, whom magnifying with the heavenly hosts, we call Blessed." +++