Sunday, May 24, 2009
Although my belief systems are heavily influenced by Catholicism, Full Gospel Evangelism, I still don't believe in hardly anything. I can't see how he bible could not be heavily edited by man, god be so confined to one language, demand the ability to read, be so exclusive as contain all wisdom in this very short book.
I understand that for myself if I ask the important questions ponder upon all that strikes me as being spiritual, all that is not, enlightenment is not a blinding surge but a glimpse here a glimmer there.
Like the law I believe that god's voice must be heard, as from the mouth of an Ass. This only happens if you sincerely seek it, continuously, in everything. Maybe for some the voice of God will say that only chance determines everything. Perhaps this is the grand vision that GOD HAS GIVEN THEM PERSONALLY. Who are we to demand conformity to our view, or that anyone require a belief in god to be a member of anything?
To me God is a personal definition which changes as my knowledge grows and my perceptions vary. I hear a voice of guidance not so much as a audible voice, but as a happy light note within, a happy heart. Some would say that's probably the marijuana plant doing its thing. They could be right.
No one is forced to believe in any religion to belong to Canada. The same goes for the Unincorporated Deuteronomical Society. I accept the form the same as the queen does in accepting the bible upon taking the throne. It is the only foundation of the law as we know it, so why not start at the same place?
The Queen's belief and form of belief in god will remain between her and her concept of god, as will mine, but the foundation is the Bible, traditionally. It is an early study of human nature and society, very valid today for its insights into the heart of men and women. She would have done well to study it.
Never limit yourself to one method of reaching out for the answers to the big questions. It is apparent to me that god did not want us to be closed minded and judgmental of others, rather to be forgiving. These concepts do not emerge in most practiced Christianity. Therefore I put no value in their claimed belief system being the one and only true way.
I do know that something deeper than my understanding occasionally reveals small mysteries to me and assures me of its presence. It's as solid as the air was under my wing when I flew hang gliders. I don't believe it is important to put it into any certain cubby hole for myself. Rather, everyone who sincerely seeks God should be able to easily find the truth via any method they are drawn to take.
The true beauty of that theory, in my opinion, is that god will become a many splendored thing which widely unites, is inclusive, rather than contentious and divisive. I think that God would rather have it so than some corruptible men screaming “my way or the highway.”
Many people have truly found God in a spiritual sense believing in prescribed manner, but others have found enlightenment elsewhere. We must respect the diversity created by god, and the myriad of personal revelations god is likely capable of, if he is God.
The quest and staying in the right lane, driving with care will allow you to ejoy the journey. What other people do should not be your concern. Neither should vengeance as everyone is given their measure of blessings or tribulations according to their needs.
Walk your own path and don't become vigilantes demanding executions and terrible punishments nd pine for “justice.” No one can escape justice. You will only deny yourself happiness.
I don't believe in anything that I don't know is absolutely true. I entertain everything as being possible unless I absolutely know that it is not. Don't paint me with your perceptions, follow your own spiritual paths
Posted by bud oracle at 11:07 AM
We do, don't we? To keep our democracy from rusting, we need to keep exercising it? Use it or loose it.
The people in this forum were not kind to myself or Robin. Mostly they expressed their doubts and used personal insults based solely on their opinions.
I believe that what I said about the former “Giants” of the marijuana activism movement are the facts. These people have lost sight of their goals, have sold out for desirable plum of corporate monopoly.
The opposition has deduced, by seeing the election results of these self absorbed people, that the Marijuana “movement” doesn't exist and therefor they could introduce legislation like bill C_15 with impunity. I once had an idea of changing the paradigm from suicide terrorism to demonstration tourism. Unique ideas are non conformist by their nature and can be a hard sell.
These Freeman and Unincorporated Deuteronomical Society ideas belong to others, but they fit me well. I have always thought that the future lies in changing thought, much as is the role of mutations in our genome responsible for the wondrous Monster. Nothing healthy in nature remains stagnant.
I believe that we are on the side of Justice, good and freedom and that we can not loose this battle because of who stands with us, just and reasonable harmless men and women, and the foundation we have in Jesus Christ as is the foundation of all English law.. Rule of God's law trumps tyranny anytime.
How dare any government in today's times deny harmless, reasonable men to choose their state of mind or how they access it, all the while destroy peace through violent crime and lawlessness as a side effect in society at large?
YOU continue to give them the authority to continue down this road of oppression by not rising up against this injustice. We have done so in an acceptable and peaceful way and we will not be denied our peaceful existence and persecuted for a harmless choice we commit upon ourselves . If people can drive cars for their personal pleasure and destroy our environment without serious restrictions, how dare anyone make me a criminal for smoking a reefer.
As I gave these government clowns a visual parody of how stupid their marijuana laws are by wearing my Cannabis Helm to the Parliament of Canada, I held the floor in A CREATIVE ARTIST'S VERSION OF SHOCK AND AWE. The floor's visual attention was held by me from the moment I stepped off the elevator to the moment I got back on, 3 hours later. Everyone else got the alloted 10 minutes we did have to speak.
It seems a shame that the current activist giants would denigrate me so vehemently for a bold statement such as this. As I mention in the thread the MPs got it squarely, even though cannabis activists didn't. I held the Arbutus room visually, and no one had the guts to look me in the eye. I did actually call the Canadian government and these representatives organized criminals. They understood that I was speaking the truth and felt guilty. I judged them and they accepted it, without an objection.. Because they know that they are guilty.
Posted by bud oracle at 8:57 AM