A daunting title, no? I've been told there are two types of people. On one hand, you have your groups of people that don't believe in GOD, but disagree on the formulas and equations used to explain it all. On the other hand, you have your groups of people that do believe in GOD, but disagree over who gets to own Him...or Her...or Them. Then, on another hand you have groups of people that pretend whatever gets you to believe in them and what they tell you, they are all the GOD you need. On yet another hand, you have groups of people who don't know who or what to believe, so just keep their minds open and think while they are walking...Wait, how many hands is that? Maybe i should have used fingers...Nevermind, for i would address you all equally.
Of the groups on the other hand, the only thing they ALL believe in together is that they do believe and those who don't, need a slap. They figure their GOD is ONLY theirs, so broke apart into different religions to make sure they are the only ones GOD loves. And created churches to make sure only their leaders get to talk to GOD and make up the rules...with the ONLY exception being the Prophets, whom GOD always reaches outside the church to find and folks tend to ignore anyway, choosing instead to worship the religion the church tells them about to get more profits. Their minds close at the mention of TRUTH or THEORIES.
Of the groups pretending to be a hand, the only thing they believe in is themselves and slap whomever they please. They figure even if there is a GOD, they can do what they want cause they own everything and can show you the bodies not yet disposed of to prove it. They figure because GOD hasn't done anything to them yet, they are safe. They worship themselves and the profits. Their minds close at the mention of TRUTH or GOD or THEORIES.
Then of course, there was still that group with the shoes on the other foot, (yeah, definitely should have used fingers, i guess i was told incorrectly...too late now). Those folks who don't know what to believe or whom to slap with which hand, so usually don't slap anyone, just walk it off....but at times feel like slapping them all hoping to hit a reset button. They love TRUTH, THEORIES and GOD because their minds are still open to thinking.
A daunting Intro no? (OK, I'll stop that)
Now Back to you All;
Some have experienced and observed, that which is scientifically spiritual, changing everything they thought they knew and offering definitive proof in the moment to the observers and ones that experience it, but offering little that can be shared with the inexperienced. Thus a Faith becomes rooted in TRUTH, where a belief system was once built on superstitions and misunderstanding lay crumbled. They are called Martyrs; derived from the GREEK meaning; "A witness to the TRUTH."
( Dictionaries don't actually provide an honest definition for this word, but rather define what society does to the Martyr instead, which is really another word altogether)
Brief Pause for Thought;
Since I'm guessing there are those of you in ALL groups that were unaware of this, a number of reactions are occurring. Walls are going up for some, doors are closing, emotions are stirring and minds are racing for others. Some have already stopped reading and are grabbing dictionaries. (good for you) Some are still trying to grasp why this matters at all. Let us set all this aside for now and suspend your disbelief's and beliefs alike and continue with the journey. (This way, you can still learn as we go)
I encourage the inexperienced to set out on a journey for those moments. Not trying to fill their cup before they leave, but seeking to convince them to empty it first so there is room for what they will find. Jesus did this with his disciples when He told them to walk with nothing, no money in their bags, just the clothes on their backs and the sandals on their feet. Even in that day and age it would have seemed nonsense to go somewhere and not take a few coins or extra provisions along, so not everyone who heard, listened. Some just left , not wanting to walk with nothing , thinking there was nothing to learn here, so didn't. But some who heard did listen, and learned things so simple as how to breathe DEEP and SLOW, or the difference between wants and needs that made them come back to learn more.
In walking the talk, instead of talking themselves out of walking, they were learning the difference between knowing what it says and understanding what it means. One can LOOK and still not see or HEAR and still not listen...but even the blind and deaf can SEE and LISTEN to the TRUTH. They still experience LOVE.
If there is no GOD, why keep killing the witnesses and destroying the evidence?
Why are there so many Rules against living as Buddha or Christ taught?
What are they afraid of you finding?
If there was nothing, then why prevent you from looking properly, why go to all the trouble of making it illegal?
"THEY" will find YOU....on THAT you can Trust me.
Learn how to Breathe DEEP...Breathe SLOW. Sit through the Silence to hear the 'Tone of Truth'...Then you will hear what rings true and what doesn't.
your humble servant,