I never know where to start with things like these. I guess I should start by saying the I think religion is the oldest crock of shit known to mankind. Don't get me wrong. I think spirituality is great and even SOME religions are good for SOME people, people who have no self control and need structure in their life. But mostly it's just brainwashing. I just read an article by a psychotherapist who proves that religion is a mental illness. Here: The Case Against Religion He pretty much proves that everything that religion teaches goes against the basic tenets of psychotherapy that try to ensure proper mental health.
And I don't see why all the religions can't stop fighting. They're all after the same goal: be nice to people in general, you know. But they're all too busy spouting about how theirs is the only true religion and everyone else is going to hell. Why can't they shut their fucking mouths and open their fucking eyes. EVERYBODY is going to hell in the eyes of SOMEBODY's religion. So my theory is that God, being God and all, is all loving. Since that IS part of the job of being God. So why would God condemn a major portion of the earth (say non-Christians) to hell? You can't be 33.03% loving and 76.97% hating and still be God, by definition. Only 33.03% of the world population is Christian (and most of the Christians aren't even Christians. They're just hypocrites who go to church so they will be seen by the Joneses next door and so that the Joneses will think that they're fine upstanding Christians. It's a vicious cycle. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian/religious/spiritual any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. But I digress.) So God has to love everybody!! So everyone needs to get down off of your respective and proverbial crosses, because somebody needs the wood. And to the Religious Right...you're neither. Am I the only person that sees this???
Now don't get me wrong. I'm a very spiritual person and I believe in God. And in many ways my God is like many of the other religion's Gods. I simply believe that God is everything, everything that is, everything that has been and everything that will be. God is every person, child, animal, tree, air, water, constant and ever changing. God is the cosmic goo that scientists can't explain, but keeps planets from colliding from gravity. It's what conducts light energy and determines whether light performs as particles or waves. Some may call this cosmic goo "ether" or the "Akashic Records", but I prefer "cosmic goo" 'cause it's funnier. God, in general, is good, but God is also our definition of evil. Without evil, there would be no good. God gave us both, for without evil we would have nothing with which to measure good. And the only bad consequences of evil come from human ignorance and stupidity. If something less than desirable happens to you, it's probably a learning lesson. If you take away the message from the lesson, you turn the experience into a positive. However if you declare yourself to be a victim, shut the fuck up, you're stupid and don't deserve to enjoy the goodness that God is trying to send your way.
This brings me to Karma and the Witch's Rule of Threes. I firmly believe, and it is demonstrated in daily physics classes around the globe, that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Multiplied by the Witch's Rule of Threes. If you're being an idoitic jackass and run over somebody's cat on purpose, three of your cats are going to get run over by some other idiotic jackass. Well maybe your cats won't get run over, but you better watch your ass pretty closely until your Karma gets back in balance because it WILL come back and bite you in the butt. Conversely, if you do a selfless act of love it will also come back to you times three.
Now, don't get me wrong. I believe Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tze, et. al. existed. I believe they were all human and were great prophets, but I don't believe they performed miracles, arose from the dead, ascended into the heavens, parted the waters, etc. for the same reason I don't believe in ghosts, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny! GET REAL, PEOPLE! I believe all religions are equally valid in the "eyes" of God, IF you set about it with spirituality of the one TRUE God in your heart. The one TRUE God that encompasses all religions.
I believe that thoughts, words, actions and intentions cause ripples in the cosmic goo that surrounds everybody and everything and extends through time and space. Some people equate this with prayer. I also believe that while you're praying for rain, I'll be out seeding clouds. You have to make your own luck and if you're making a concerted effort (in the direction that the universe intends you to go, of course) that the universe will usually play along. I believe that my intentions extend from my body through the cosmic goo like beacons of light, and if they don't hit their intend target right now, that's fine. The universe isn't ready for me. However, when the time IS right and the universe IS ready, the target will come into alignment with my intentions. I believe I WILL find true love when my AND my intended partner's intentions align and cross paths, whenever in space and time that might be.
I beleive that there infinite dimensions in the universe. I KNOW that there are more than three. We can see this in a plane travelling at mach speeds. Everything in the cockpit seems a stationary 3d to the pilot, but it's all moving through time. Time is a dimension that needs to be redefined. See Einstein's Theory of Relativity. If time is the fourth dimension, how many othes exist beyond our consciousness. Imagine the world around you. The things that exist that we are oblivious to. Radio and television waves are constantly passing through your body. The only reason we can't hear them is because we can't hear those frequencies with our ears, but they're constantly there as evinced when you turn on a radio. There's a signal, isn't there? The universe puts out similar signals that tell people good and bad things. How do we pick up on these signals? Some people can do it. They are known as psychics. They have a better connection with the cosmic goo. Do you ever think you know when the traffic light is about to change, or think of a particular person before you pick up the phone to find they've called you? If you have...you're probably NOT psychic. It's not called synchronicity, freaks! It's the same reason people tend to notice 11:11 on their clock. People tend to remember patterns that are easily recognizable better than things like 4:23. If you think of the caller right before they call you, it makes much more of an impact than the other 891 calls you got today when you didn't correctly guess the caller. But the only one you remember is the one you DID guess. The one that called at 11:11. They're coincidences people!
Finally, in my last rant for today: Bush needs to pull out of Vietnam.
Peace on you!
Birdy Nam Nam - Abbesses