The core purpose of religion is to help us overcome our animal nature. ALL MOST RELIGIONS ARE REALLY DOING is trying to make us behave- like maybe stop killing each other. This blog is about why that is true, why you should do that, based ON SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE not arbitrary rules- I believe only what is proven and it needs to be said in this anti-science time that scientific evidence is not just someone’s arbitrary opinion or based on ancient myths from people who didn’t even know they were on a planet – science is about hard material evidence leading to logical conclusions… and my conclusion after a lifetime of searching for the answers is that religions got it right! Remove the bad stuff and listen- act…

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david; explore how we need to evolve beyond our animal nature to alleviate suffering

david; 3/22/14- while holding my wife as she suffers through the worst attack of chest spasms since the onset of shingles 10 years ago- as she struggles to breathe, barks with pain, and pants between spasms; I’m thinking WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT? FUCKING GODDAMNED UNIVERSE WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? DID YOU STOP TO THINK WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN YOU CREATED THIS MESS? IF the entity that exploded ITself in the Big Bang did it for the fun of being exploding novas, bubbling nebulae and black holes, then did whatever created the Life Force know or care about the suffering that ensued? Life has suffered for billions of years on this planet alone mindlessly killing and eating each other. There is a qualitative difference between the suffering of mindless lower forms and the suffering of we who are AWARE! Is this “God’s Plan”?

“…THE DEITY IS INITIALLY UNCONSCIOUS… THE SPIRIT IS LOST AND MUST MAKE ITSELF CONSCIOUS THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE IINDIVIDUAL.”  From Becoming Whole- Jung’s Equation for Realizing God by Leslie Stein, p.33, emphasis mine.

The ending of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time speaks of a way to understand what happened and why we are here; “If we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason—for then we should know the Mind of God.”

          GOOD, EVIL

LOVE, HATE

CHARITY, GENOCIDE

CHILDREN STARVING, CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

TSUNAMI, INTERNATIONAL AID

PEOPLE STARVING IN AFRICA, PEOPLE STUFFING THEMSELVES IN A RESTAURANT.

Kids in an average American school, some very well fed, other whose only good meal that day will be the school lunch.

GOD MADE EVERYTHING, GOD IS EVERYTHING, GOD IS JOY

 

 GOD CRIES

I refuse to believe we are too stupid to understand God’s plan which seems to include suffering. I think the world is showing us exactly what’s going on. See the infinite vibration of matter, the fossil record, The Self Aware Universe by Amit Goswani, The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot, the temples all over the planet, the good parts of religions, Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek or anything by her, The Field, The G.O.D, Experiments, There is a God by Anthony Flew…

 Most life from the bacteria to the arthropods just create billions of offspring mindlessly. At some point parents started caring about their young. How much does a fish, which has so little memory capacity that it doesn’t remember the last time it swam around its tank care about the eggs that it guards? What does an alligator mother feel as she tenderly, with her mouth full of jagged teeth, carries her babies to the water? Mammals show stress we can recognize when something bad happens to their offspring. We humans are extremely attached to our children even to the point of sacrificing ourselves for them.  

In a world of suffering, pain, death, starvation, abuse and genocide, the best we can do is, love each other… our destruction of the planet we inhabit is just an extension of the billions of years of fecundly eating/fucking/CHOMP! we have endured.