Well, its Sunday again! I know I said I’m now too busy to post every day (and I am to be honest), but I happen to have one ‘relatively free’ day today after nearly a week’s ‘location project’. I explained all that yesterday (at least, as much as I’m going to at the moment) but its really nice to have nothing to do for a change.
Whenever I mention religion on a Sunday, it appears to make just a few people get ’ultra paranoid’ and start declaring that I am being ’anti-Christian’, or some such nonsense. I guess the real reason is that as I was once involved in Wicca (white witchcraft) and have written books and articles about this (not to mention given radio and TV interviews on the subject), I should just not be allowed to even mention Christianity! Even though when I have done so, I have always applied this in a general sense and not criticised any particular Church or religious denomination. I really have not. And I would defy anybody to point any place where I have done so. They would not be able to.
I HAVE ‘attacked’ what I have termed ‘man-made’ Christianity, sure; but this has not been any ‘attack’ on genuine Christianity itself – rather on some people who choose to misrepresent its true values. What values? Those principles laid down by the original founder of that Church itself, Christ Jesus, who stated quite clearly when asked by some scribe out to ‘trick him’, that the Commandants handed down to the Jews by Moses were of insignificance to the essential two He was about to declare: He said that far more important than any of these written Commandments was the need to first ‘Love God and thy Neighbour as Thyself’; and that “There are no other Commandments greater than these”.
In my various writings, I have absolutely agreed with this, and even pointed out that if people really kept to these two basic Commandments, there would be no need for any of the others.
For example, if you REALLY loved God and your neighbour as thyself, how could you possibly kill or injure them? Or steal from them? Or bear false witness against them? Or lie about them? It simply couldn’t happen, could it?
Of course, it does happen, and happens all the time in this far from perfect world. But surely it only happens at all because people are mostly governed by human nature; which is often far-removed from that Divine Principle, or God.
I am not an angel, but personally, I have never professed to be. Neither do I expect people to abide by this high level of true Christianity sometimes. But people accept this in different degrees, and often many people do try to adhere to such basic Christian principles.
Lets face it, there are some good Christians ‘out there’, who are very kind and decent people who are inspired by the laws of God and try to be faithful to these. They try and help others and have a genuine interest and try to genuinely help their fellow men (and women, I mustn’t forget to add, lest I be accused of being a ‘male chauvinist’!). No. There are indeed some very decent Christians ‘out there’, and I’m not trying to imply otherwise.
A very devout Christian gentleman is presently trying to help me (of all people!), and doing so simply because he is a decent Christian person, but he has not used a ’cloak of ’Christianity’ to either shun me or ’attack’ me). THAT to me represents true Christianity; without threats of ’you will go to hell’ or ’purgatory’ if you don’t ‘accept what I say’!
Can you really imagine such a negative mentality?! In other words, a very non-Christian judging you on their own particular terms, and then personally ‘condemning your soul to Hell’?!
Well, that’s all I meant really, nothing more than that! I was only saying, that such an attitude as or when this occurred was only really accountable to that Divine Principle – or God – but it was nothing to do with myself.
I have said here before quite clearly, that that Divine Principle (God) never condemns anybody to hell. Only human beings are capable of making that judgement upon other human beings.
In Reality, God has nothing to do with this. In that respect, ‘hell’ is only of human making. But in Reality, it has nothing to do with God.