Your Petition is Hate Mail

Burning Petition“Love your enemies”, is what they say.

“Nah, screw that, let’s burn them at the stake and piss on their ashes…we want a different color carpet in the building!” is how they live.

*Yeah, I’m ranting a little bit, but I’m more than slightly hot about this particular issue.*

This past Saturday my wife and I received a petition from an organization that we have not been apart of for several years. The petition was soliciting our vote to achieve a minority’s under-handed agenda and, as most petitions often are, is nothing more than hate mail in my eyes.

The envelope this document arrived in was hand addressed with a return address that I did not recognize. I opened it. The very moment I realized what group it was from and what its purpose was, I looked at Shaunna and exclaimed, “Stop! Don’t read it!”.

[I must admit, however, that I was semi-expecting such a petition as it pertains to an ongoing incident that has had a fair amount of slanted media coverage--as all media coverage is--over the last few weeks.]

Looking back, I realize that I perceived bad energy emanating from the envelope the second we retrieved it from the mail box.

This energy was so overwhelmingly negative that I refused to simply throw the petition and its packaging into the trash can in the kitchen and, without hesitation, took it outside to be burned.

Now the story gets a little freaky.

After the complete document had been consumed by the fire and was reduced to a heap of white ashes, I could still read the words on the page!!! I used my foot to break up the ashes and then buried it the hole where I burned it.

My question to you: “Is there any force in the universe that is more powerful than hate? If so, what is it and why do you think it is more powerful?”

P.S.: Why do people take such pleasure in the intentional demise and destruction of another person’s life?

A Near Death Experience–That’ll Wake You Up

Dear Mr. Distribution Technician and Esteemed Purveyor of the Tennessean:

Thank you for nearly mowing my dog and I over this morning at 5:20 as you entered my cul-de-sac doing 40mph and on the wrong side of the road.

Though you sent me literally diving for the curb whilst simultaneously snatching one of my two new pups from the wrath of your vehicle, I still apparently managed to offend you with my adrenaline fueled exclamation of, “WHOA WHOA WHOA!”.

Clearly, I now see, that I was the one at fault. After all, your one line explanation as you sped off in the other direction did make sense…

“Hey buddy, I had my flashers on.”

I suppose that next time I shall explain myself by simply stating, “Sorry man, I was just airing out my spike strips.”

Thanks in advance for understanding,

Jeffrey, Sophie, & Ender

Ender sleeping

To Live, or Not to Live?

In my last post I alluded to recently realized “indoctrinated dogmatism” that remains programmed in my subconscious.

Over the past several months I’ve seemingly felt the need to project the spiritual in the physical.

Playing that out in my own mind, I come to an ultimate conclusion: death is an illusion.

Maybe it is. Maybe it is not. So much of the musings in my soul that I’m currently exploring come out to be circular at best.

[Not much irritates me more than circular logic.]

Why might death be an illusion?

  • Humans are created in the likeness of God.
  • God is Perfect Love.
  • That Love is housed in a temporal container we call a body.
    • We erroneously believe that our bodily existence is who we are.
    • Jesus the Christ illustrates the illusion of such in the raising of the dead and, ultimately, of himself
  • The world, as it exists today, is a result of humans living in unawareness of the reality of Perfect Love.
  • If perfect Love brings Life, then an existence in it’s absence would bring death.
  • Living in awareness of Perfect Love, eventually, would result in no death.

Why might death be real?
Well, we would first have to discuss the definition of “real”. But I do that plenty already, so peruse my posts if you’d like.

Notice that the first few points in this list are the same as above, but the last ones are different:

  • Humans are created in the likeness of God.
  • God is Perfect Love.
  • That Love is housed in a temporal container we call a body.
    • We erroneously believe that our bodily existence is who we are.
    • Jesus the Christ illustrates that our bodily existence is quite arbitrary in the raising of the dead and, ultimately, of himself
  • Our temporal bodies are just that…temporal. They are, by design, intended to deteriorate and die.
  • This releases our spirit (true Life) to live on in all that is fully real, the spiritual realm…or Heaven, if you prefer.

The Circle:
If the body DOESN’T matter, why did Jesus spend so much time healing and raising from the dead? Why was he so focused on the care of the poor and the needy? More importantly, why would a Loving God create a container to house his very essence (us) that would bring inherent suffering to that essence?

If the body DOES matter, why do we die? Why would the spiritual realm even exist?

Soo….

Is this physical life real or not?

What is true reality?

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