Wednesday, 31 December 2014

An Evil Influence.


Does it ever seem that your life is cursed by an evil influence?

Well you're right.

The Satanism which was pioneered by 1960s rock band has spread through all of our popular culture.

This influence constantly tempts us to live it up, take drugs, practice sexual promiscuity, leave our loved ones, have affairs, spend money (on them), drop out, practice magic, and leave the Church.....

It constantly distracts us from our purpose and sabotages any spiritual search.
It will lure you to the dark side.

In other words its backwards.

It can be recognized by fire and darkness.
These spiritual negatives lead us to ruin.
They result in a burnt-out wreck, not a spiritual saint.

But there is no Satan in reality.
Only Satan worshipers.

In the end the reality is God's Love.
  

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sex is Love.


The energy which we experience as sexual desire is none other than love.

The love that we feel for the beloved is expressed through sexual desire.

This comes from God.

God is Love.

The rest is fear.

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love."  1 John 4:18 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]


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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Backwards.


Why do those who worship Satan practice religion backwards?

The answer is simple: Sex.

Because they believe that the Church (and therefore God) are anti-sex they reject God and the Church and sell their souls to the devil in order to get sex.

They believe that practicing religion backwards is rewarded by Satan with whatever they want.

But because sex is love their ultimate motivation is love.

The other thing that they are interested in is money.

It can be noted that most of them come from poor backgrounds and the fear of poverty drives them.  They are so afraid of poverty that they are prepared to sell their souls to avoid it.

So their motivation is fear.

These two motivations: love and fear are ultimately forgivable.

So we can pray for them to be forgiven and reconciled to God.


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Friday, 26 December 2014

Angels.


Agents of Love

with good within,

beneficent,

generous,

open-hearted;

come to us now

with living water;

revive us,

strengthen us,

lift us up;

show us your light

and touch our hearts.

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Pillars.


You would have them monsters,

demons of the dark side,

hell-raisers,

and followers of Satan.


I would have them angels,

agents of the light,

rocks of faith,

and pillars of the Aquarian Temple.


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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Musclemen.


Hewn from rock

like Michelangelo's Giants,

they form the pillars

of the Aquarian Temple.

The rock of faith

in their Heavenly Father,

through hearts

like jars of living water,

their bodies temples

of the spirit,

they embody the substance

of the Mountain of God.  


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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Bedrock.


I had a dream in which I was in a large cathedral full of worshipers of all kinds.

In the center of this cathedral was an excavation which was digging down into the rock below the floor.

On these rocks were beautiful carvings which seemed to me to be very old even though they were being carved as I watched.

My interpretation of this dream is that the ideas and dreams of Progressive Christianity are older than the doctrines of Christianity as we know it.

The basic ideas which Progressive Christians seem to agree on are that the bedrock of Jesus' teachings is to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and to love your neighbor as yourself.

So the edifice of Progressive Christianity is being established with a cornerstone of unconditional love.


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Friday, 19 December 2014

Clouds.


In the water

that rises

from the sea

we can see

the firmament

of heaven.


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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Popular Culture.


So what happened to peace and love?

We were betrayed by our rock legends.

From the early 1960s  onwards rock musicians have been selling their souls to the devil and practicing covert Satanism and black magic in their music.

I know this sounds incredible but their practices are well disguised.

Peace and love became sex and drugs and rock and roll.
This was thought to lead to death - the death to God that St. Paul called the wages of sin.

We were all steered in the direction of hell.

This combined with the counter-revolutionary events of the 1980s to see the end of peace and love.

But it has re-appeared in the form of Progressive Christianity.
The Gospel of Love as taught by the historical Jesus has re-emerged as the cornerstone of the New Temple - the home of the New Paradigm.

It is not rock music that will save us but the teachings of the historical Jesus.


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Monday, 15 December 2014

The Sea.


From the top of the hill

you can see,

like lapis-lazuli,

the shimmering sea.


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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Expectations.


In a world that is increasingly secular and atheist what idea of God is relevant?

Firstly it must be intelligible.
It must satisfy our intellect.

Secondly it must answer the questions.
The big questions about life, the universe, and everything.

Thirdly it must be real.
It must be something we can experience.

We are trained from childhood to use our intellect.
We are encouraged to ask questions.

But purely scientific thinking leaves a gaping hole in our lives.

This hole is filled by God.

And what does God expect of us?

To treat those around us with loving kindness and mercy, to be honest and truthful, to act with justice, and to show gratitude and respect.

But most of all to love.


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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Free.


In his book God is not a Christian Desmond Tutu says that once a people has decided that they will become free, then nothing, absolutely nothing, in the world will stop them.

Gay people have decided that they will be free.

And nothing, not any setback, not any hateful placard, not any adverse court decision, not any hell-fire preacher will stop them.


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Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Time 2.


Progressive.

Activist.

Reform.

Equality.

Challenge.

Communicate.

Light.

Enlightenment.

Water.

Compassion.

Unconditional Love.


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The Time 1.


Post - Modern.

Post - Colonial.

Post - Revolution.

Post - Counter-Revolution.

Post - Christian.

Post - AIDS.

Post - Millennium.

Post - 9/11.

Post - War.

Post - Material.

Post - Literal.


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Friday, 5 December 2014

Brown and Pink.


After reading Desmond Tutu's book God is not a Christian, in which he talks about black theology, I came to the conclusion that rather than talking about black people and white people it was preferable  to use the reference which was given to me by an Indian yogi: that we are brown and pink.

By doing this we sidestep the negative associations with black and white which have so plagued race relations in our world.

In fact people come in a variety of colors: brown, pink, yellow, red.....
Some brown people are so dark they are almost blue.

I see this as a good thing.

Each color of this spectrum has equal value.

By calling ourselves pink instead of white we circumvent the logic of white supremacy

Much better to be equal.

And say that we are brown and pink.


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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Jacarandas.


Summer.

And my path

leads

through an avenue

of violet

Jacarandas.


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Monday, 1 December 2014

Afternoon.


Yellow sunlight

slanting through the trees

dapples my room

in the afternoon.


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