Tag Archives: What Is

Cosmology

I originally wrote this as an introductory passage for “What the New Testament means to me.”   I wound up leaving it out as I didn’t think Ezekah would care for a whole lot of abstraction.

As I view the world right now, I see three elements:  (1) What Is, including the material (seen) world, the spiritual (unseen) world, and all possibilities of events that can possibly occur.  I may as well call this “God.”  (2)  A single set of principles that govern existence and all events that can occur.  What we call the laws of physics are an example of these principles.  I may as well call this “God’s will.”

(3) Human activity.  It may be that there are no commandments, and no such thing as sin.  Rather, God’s will is inviolable; and it is how we interact with What Is, inevitably in accordance with those principles, that brings weal or woe.  If we act this way, we can have a world of harmony, beauty and joy.  If we act that way, we’ll have a world of poverty, violence and bloodshed.

So far, there is neither need nor room for teachings of John and Paul that deviate from Jesus’ teachings in the Synoptics: no need nor room for a Son of God, perfect sacrifice, “belief in” Jesus, or heaven or hell — aside from the heaven or hell we create for ourselves in this life, here and now.

“What the New Testament means to me” points to ways to create, in effect, heaven on earth.  The opposite path is described in “A living hell.”

Originally posted 2014-12-17.

Podcast – “How I overcame procrastination”

The book no one has ever written.

How I overcame procrastination

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Music: Huey Lewis, “Heart and Soul”

Podcast – The quest for certainty

“I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
                                   — Psalm 34:1

The quest for certainty

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Podcast – Pastor Charlie’s stories

What can we be sure of?

Pastor Charlie’s stories

Billy Joel, “Don’t ask me why”

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Tags:  What Is, Certainty, Pious frauds, Cosmology, Acceptance

Podcast – The murder of Destiny Harrison

#COGURBAP

The Murder of Destiny Harrison

The Police, “Every Breath You Take”

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Link: Carl Stokes re: “thug”

 

 

Donald Trump isn’t helping.

From last week’s post:

Decades ago, I conceived The William Tell Show in response to the pain I heard on the airwaves in the world of talk radio. If we can cast aside all theories, opinions, beliefs, ideologies and value judgments, and attend instead merely to What Is, we may be able to begin from a state of agreement.
What Is is indisputable.

Until now, I’ve paid no attention to Trump’s tweets.  It’s clear that I could spend all my time deconstructing them according to the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook.  But this is not my only task in  life.

Two recent ones, however, caught my eye.

He points people directly away from What Is. Continue reading Donald Trump isn’t helping.

Who built this country?

Is the Balkanization of public thought inevitable?  Can anything be done about it?

“Who built this country?”  One black guy asked another black guy this question.  Only black people ask it, and they only ask it of other black people.  They normally won’t ask it if any white people are around.  The shelter population is 75% black; otherwise I’m pretty sure he’d not have asked it.

Continue reading Who built this country?