fundamentalist Christians claim that Christianity is being threatened by the
science of evolution, by abortion rights, by open attitudes about sex, and
numerous other things. How do we respond to that?
we answer that, you need to sure you understand the
distinction between the religion and the social structure° that
dominates that religion.
is Complete Safe: The energy underlying Christianity is so
powerful that Christianity is not threatened in the slightest by anything or
anybody or by any contrary belief. It's so powerful that it's not even
threatened by what the leaders of the Christian social
structures have done for the past 2,000 years under the guise of being Christian.
example, was Christianity damaged when Nicholas Copernicus discovered the Earth
was round? NO! But what did the fear-and-self-doubt-peddlers
offer him in exchange for his major contribution to humanity. The
Roman Catholic hierarchy burned him at the stake.
Christianity damaged when William Tyndale**
translated the very first copy of the Christian Bible from Latin to
English? NO! But what did the fear- and- self- doubt- peddlers
offer him for his major contribution to humanity. The Roman Catholic
hierarchy burned every copy
of his translation they could find.
They chased him all over Europe, and when they captured him, they
imprisoned him for a while then tortured him and when he was half dead, they
burned him at the stake.
Contrary to what is commonly taught by church leaders, new ideas and new scientific evidence do not in any way
threaten one's belief in God; they simply expands the scope of the
mystery. What does the truth do? It challenges false beliefs
and religious fairytales. And that threatens the status quo of those
who use religious fairytales to extract money from the masses.
And while we are on this topic, someone else's path to
God is not a threat to belief in God, either. The overwhelming
circumstantial evidence supports thetheory that trying to stick God into a single religion is like trying to fit the universe
into a shoe box.
Then What's All the Fuss About? The Christ Consciousness is
secure and safe, but what is being seriously threatened are the archaic social
structures that presently dominate Christianity. Their power, their
control, and their opulent wealth is at stake. And the threat to
their power comes about as a result of the public becoming aware of the truth about
the fairytale stories they've been peddling for centuries. They have
backed themselves into a dead-end alley and are running scared. To
this day, they continue to manipulate their followers into believing things that
simply make no sense at all to the thinking mind.
core of their problem revolves around the absolutely impossible-to-believe
declaration that the Pope is infallible° and the other absolutely impossible to
believe stories like God's conception-magic act° and "Original
Sin." Between the Roman Catholic Hierarchy and the hard-core fundamentalist
Christians, they've made so many ridiculous claims that many Christians
are ashamed to admit that they are Christians, and millions of others have
simply abandoned Christianity in favor of what, for lack of a better term, we
are calling Universal
the interest of amassing and preserving their power and control, those who have
controlled the various Christian hierarchies have
gone out of their way to destroy the self image and repress the sexual activity of
their follower so that they could replace that self image with guilt, fear,
self-doubt and a dependency on the Christian church.
their mastery at manipulation and guilt-peddling and with stories like original sin, the
hierarchy has done an excellent job of destroying the self-image of it's
followers. Traditionally, the followers turned their lives over to "The
Church." This pattern of a dysfunctional relationship has lasted for centuries. But now
the truth is beginning to be common knowledge. Some of the
antiquated stories are just not believable any more. Many followers no
longer trust their church leaders. Crisis is at hand. Even
members of the church hierarchy are starting to question their leaders or
they are simply leaving the church, all together.
Screwed Up ...
Sorry Folks, We Screwed Up:
The church leaders could; however, easily climb out of their hole by simply saying:
we screwed up. We've got a few
of the details
wrong. The Pope really isn't
infallible.° We just wish he
was, and some of our ancient brothers got a bit carried away with that
idea. So we take it back. And one of other
thing. We really don't know, with certainty, what the absolute truth
is. Here are some of the things that the currently available evidence tells us
are most likely the truth."
are not separate from God; we are each eternal aspect of
God; reincarnation is most probably true; and God's conception
magic act is simply a story that was made up by our ancient brothers to explain
this anti-sex business; sorry, we screwed up there, too. Saint
Augustine wrote his personal sexual hang-ups into church theology and because,
at the time, it was good for business we let it stay in there. We
need to do some serious re-thinking on this issue. We'll get back to
you later on this topic."
let's get together now and bring as much love, freedom, and joy to each other as we
can. And let's talk about what Jesus taught us.
The chances of the Church actually moving our of it's
self-imposed prison is somewhere between nil and none for two main
reasons: First, current beliefs are too thoroughly entrenched
and second, the church thrives on controversy. Controversy Sells! And it's a multi-billion
Unfortunately for the church leaders, they have trapped
themselves in an incredibly destructive, and extremely limiting belief boxes.°
Instead of admitting past errors, they compound them by adding new lies to cover
up for old lies. They are defending the undefendable. Here are
u Is the Pope really infallible, or is that simply a way to stifle
u Is God's conception magic Act° really true?
u Are human being really inherently evil (original sin)
u How do you know that only Catholics go to heaven?
religions make the same claim)
u Where did you buy exclusive access to God.
u Which version of the Christian Bible is the literal word of God?
u Reincarnation was almost certainly edited out of the Bible.° How do you
deal with the latest scientific evidence that overwhelmingly supports the belief
that human beings are not their physical bodies?°
u Clerical celibacy is archaic and dysfunctional.
u Suppression and subjugation of women is archaic and dysfunctional.
u Homosexual abuses have created untold damage to the church's
u Sex for procreation only is not only archaic and dysfunctional, it is
countered by significant evidence that shows sex to have far greater values.°
Adolescent celibacy is in defiance of human nature which God created within each
u Regarding what life is and when it begins, why don't
believers in reincarnation don't have a right to practice their own religion
And several more equally unprovable positions that don't
come to mind at the moment. Readers are invited to the page
titled: A Christian Wakeup Call.°