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Freethinkers are those willing to use their minds without
prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash
with their own customs, privileges or beliefs. This state of mind
is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is
absent discussion is apt to become worse than useless. - Leo Tolstoy
What can be said about almost all human beings is that they
do not demand answers to the deepest questions nor success
and goodness to the highest level. - Michael Armstrong
IF I SEEK US HOME PAGE
First of all, the author of the site "claims" to be a
highly intelligent, highly educated, intellectually responsible man of good
will, a man who values the truth at the highest level, and who chooses to
believe the best, and
wills to be constructive rather than destructive. The author further claims
that he does not pass up opportunities to challenge his own belief system.
He did not get to where he is now, without a LOT of challenged beliefs that
were let go. Let the reader decide!
Basic Site Information
The pen is mightier than the sword. - Bulwer-Lytton
But the question may be asked: Is it mighty enough?
The general premise of the site is that the world's
religious thinking and belief is mired in an ancient paradigm developed by
traumatized people. The foundational assumptions--including those of Christendom--have missed
dealing with some of the most important issues, have inculcated various
amounts--sometimes vast amounts--of mythological material from
these psychologically disturbed ancient writers of myth, and have simply failed to address
adequately and overcome the deplorable human condition. Against these
conditions I raise my sword-pen!
The site attempts to deal with most of the important
information and issues that confront us as human beings under this human
condition. Consequently, there is a lot of material on this site, all of
which except for a few fun items is adjudged to be important and worthwhile.
Yet, almost all who begin to read the site will encounter ideas and statements that they either don't
understand or with which they currently don't agree. The obvious advice is to
temporarily suspend judgment, because further reading will usually make these issues
clear, and hopefully the answers palatable.
Key word definitions are crucial
The very first issue that CANNOT be overlooked is the matter
of word definitions. Words and phrases are the lenses and windows that we
SEE through, not only in our own thinking and understanding, but also in
expressing to others what we intend, and in receiving what they mean. When
this channel of communication of meaning is inadequate, diverted or darkened
because of opaque, distorted, foggy word definitions, we all lose part of
the very essence of living in ALL areas: intellectually, spiritually,
emotionally, socially, etc. Corruption of words and language is corruption
of society in a primary way. Few realize that
George Orwell's nightmare, in his
novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, is the idea behind “doublethink”, i.e.,
to alter the nature of language.
Here are examples from the world of finance. Debentures are
now called bonds, while the difference in what the words mean is
crucial. A bond is backed by an ASSET as well as the creditworthiness, and a
debenture is backed JUST by the latter. Doug Casey gives other examples of
conflation: time deposits and demand deposits, investments and savings,
speculation and gambling, shareholders and stakeholders, money and currency, etc. If this kind
of word or definition corruption can become endemic in the hard-nosed world of finance, how is
the arena of philosophical and spiritual terminology exempt or immune? If
words are not adequately defined, they are useless for anything other than
Since many of the few dozen crucial words that relate to the
major issues have drifted
from their original or truer intended meaning, and now have vague, misguided, or
inadequate definitions, this site has put an emphasis on fundamental
definitions that are more consistent with the real issues. Doing so raises
the possibility that the definitions are unduly changed to make the ideas
work. Therefore, it is strongly
suggested that the reader go through the definitions and note that some may
be surprising. Yet the reader will see that many are now closer to their
original meaning and have
the substance of relating to what matters, the sustenance and enhancement of
life. Let the reader decide as to the merits of the definitions. See: Key Term Definitions
Naturally some of the material is of greater
importance than some other, and of course this evaluation of importance would vary
from person to person according to where they are and what their current needs may be.
Here are the salient points to help keep things in perspective:
First and foremost the thinking on
this site has been built upon what HAS TO BE PRIMARY, that which we KNOW
directly; not upon material from some external agency, source or writings, but
from ourselves and what we intrinsically and legitimately need and
desire. If the subject doesn't relate
to these two facets of us, IT IS NOT AN ISSUE! This is the
fundamental aspect of the site and its approach that is different, and this point cannot be
Also, the creator/author of this site has with the highest priority
striven to make the thinking and material
intellectually and spiritually responsible, i.e., by focusing on the
relevant issues, letting sound
philosophical, psychological and sound scientific principles educate,
influence, and constrain the logic and reasoning that are reflected. Let
the reader decide!
Much of the material in this site
is NOT being written or
presented from a "neutral" position like that of an arbiter in a dispute
or a chairman conducting a debate, but from one who has his own "skin in
the game", his own life on the line, AND from the perspective that I/we NEED
there to be a God WORTHY of the term "good". How good? Why not all the way
good? This SHOULD be a binary choice! In this context, should we be looking for reasons TO believe, or reasons to
NOT believe? Let the reader decide!
One persistent rationale for the
site is that our thinking about God needs to be demystified, and for certain
important aspects of clarity needs to be decoupled from the term "Creator".
The term "Creator" points ONLY to design and production capability, yet the
term "God" should imply
goodness and should reflect how such an entity relates to us in a way that
Another major rationale for the site is that with modern
communicational technology—radio, television, and now the internet with
widespread access to both uploading and downloading websites and email—the total number of
philosophical and religious ideas and variations is exploding in magnitude, and yet
there is no corresponding return to the foundation, no increase in dealing with the real issues, and
no increase in clarity.
Of necessity, this site has had to become a challenge to ALL extant religious thinking[**],
and thus represents a "starting over". It takes a radical and profoundly different approach from
religious tradition to defining God, because God HITHERTO has been defined in terms
of the following seven different aspects, with none nor all together being adequate:
1) Pre-ordinate, pre-existent, infinite, eternal terms. Infinite
is meaningless outside of being a useful mental, mathematical construct
like zero, and the other aspects may be necessary but except for eternal
are not particularly relevant to the issues that we face in the human
2) Power, control, and invulnerability. God CANNOT properly be defined by
power and control because power is neither good nor evil but a value neutral
thing that can be used either appropriately or abused. Generally anything but
self control is not good and any other kind of control of people is a bad thing without
freely given consent, and especially if it is
heavy handed or misapplied. Power and control need to be set aside
initially in our approach to defining God BECAUSE character, purpose, and
values are far more relevant and important.
3) Originator, creator and designer. These are issues that
pertain to a creator, but a creator is not necessarily a God. A creator
can be either good or bad, or neutral and non-involved.
4) Parent, father and provider. Our current experience in the "human
condition" makes a mockery of our being in a wholesome parent-child relationship
with God at this point. Anybody that lives in this world
can readily sense a disconnect and attest that something is woefully amiss here!
5) Mystical, vague and indefinite terms. Are we are supposed to be
impressed by ineffability? Of course, to use these kinds of terms is the very opposite of DEFINING
and understanding God.
6) Smarmy, maudlin terms. Often it is simplistically said that "God is Love"! Those
that define God this way usually think that settles everything,
but they themselves decidedly have not developed an adequate definition of love.
7) Terms of being transcendent, ordinate and superior. These may be aspects of a
overlord, dictator, ruler, or boss, but Godhood is something other than what
May a God therefore worthy of the term be reasonably
defined by anything other than by having the mature, ideal human character, purpose, and values?
Being a challenge to much previous thinking, this site proposes that the
world's religions—including Christendom—are fundamentally MISGUIDED in the way that
they think about, relate to, and treat the concept of God, and do so in contrast to the
posited Revelation of
God. This is foundational!
The site also takes a radically different approach from religious tradition
to LEARNING the truth about God, because hitherto God has been presented through
mythologies encoded in what are considered to be sacred writings. Consequently, there
is a huge amount of ancient mythology material on the site showing the development of
planet worship and myth-based concepts of God that so very severely and
adversely affect even modern
theology, even in the most advanced forms of Christianity and other
The site posits that we can only understand the Originator first of all
by understanding ourselves, and his needs and desires BY SEEING AND
UNDERSTANDING OUR OWN,
and that furthermore, there is nothing about God that is mystical or that cannot
be understood to the same degree that we can understand any other human being.
The site posits that the Revelation of God was purposed for this
understanding, and is a clarification and confirmation of the above.
However, for Christendom,
Jesus is currently FRAMED as God by the Old Testament Law and the Prophets, and this
approach, although traditional, is NOT VALID. The proper FRAMING for the life and
message of Jesus as a revelation of the Creator would have to surpass
ancient mythology, and be the "human condition" pursuant to the
ULTIMATE ISSUES that affect us,
and ONLY THEN letting knowledge of ancient culture and thinking educate us to
lesser issues like exegesis and translation of the Gospels. Finally, EVERY piece of our picture
needs to be examined critically from the ultimate perspective, the human internal reference point
of idealism. And it needs to FIT and be COHERENT!
The site claims that this radical, grounded approach has NOT been taken
consistently before and yet
is the ONLY proper one, and that WHEN taken will engender a FRESH
UNDERSTANDING, a spiritual reawakening, and a different and
proper understanding of "The Good News". This good news is FAR
BETTER than what has been explicated by formal religion so far, and includes a great and desperately needed resolution of the human condition. Most importantly, one major premise is that we should NOT be waiting
for God; God is waiting for us! Even though the world is seemingly at its
MOST CONFUSED, darkest hour,
the site proposes that these positive developments are now under way and
are imminent in fruition.
Introduction articles Most of the articles under this heading are foundational.
Definitions Most of the relatively short items under
this heading are crucial, because proper
words and definitions are the doors and windows to valid understanding.
IFISEEKUS These very short items linked in the heading
lay out succinctly the sum total of what humans want and need to be
completely fulfilled and satisfied, which is what we CARE about
egregious misunderstandings see: The Bible Canons,
What Went Wrong,
Common "Hidden" Theological Assumptions,
Confused Christian Terminology,
The Twin Pillars of
Christendom, Life Development Sequence on Earth,
Introduction to the Gospel of John,
The Gospel of John,
The Fall of Man,
The Purpose of Life,
Change, Religious Diversity and
Instability, The Third Story,
Perspective on the Non-Christian Jesus,
Linguistics: Aspects of the Origin of Oral Language,
The Importance of
Catastrophism, Critical Issues,
What is a prophet?,
Source of Visions and Dreams,
The Bicameral Brain-Mind Paradigm,
Creation and Descent into Evil,
The Problem for Modern Philosophy,
The Nature of Fear,
Foundation of Hypocrisy,
Life Comes from Life,
Pre-Existence and Self-Creation,
The Sound Philosophical
Foundation, Superstition versus
Emotional Impact of
Disaster, Thoughts on the Ego
Cosmology and Psychology, The
Terror of Death, Ancient
versus Modern Mindset,
Sacrifice and Amnesia,
Personal Integrity versus Authority,
The Trivialization of Good and
Evil, Jesus' Teaching on
Kingship of the Heavens, Promise of
Life Verses, Jesus on Understanding
God, Who is to Blame?,
The Case for Unity,
Physicality is Necessary,
Who WAS Jesus?
To access a list of all the articles, use the Site Section links
in the left column, the article synopsis list in the header, or the Site Article
Map in the footer below. If you want to approach the aspects by subject,
use the Subject List in the header.
1. Neither the material nor ideas promulgated on this site has been delivered or
revealed by any supernatural agency, supra-normal process nor supra-experience such
as visitations, voices, dreams or visions.[*]
2. The site is not being promoted in any systematic way, but
only by word-of-mouth networking and email to friends and colleagues, and the material is for those that have
been exposed to it in this way or find it on their own.
3. Every single idea, concept or facet
proposed on the site, outside of articles authored by others, has been vetted by extensive discussion with at
least one other intellectually responsible person who understands it and agrees with it.
4. ALL of the material and
conceptual content judged worthy for inclusion is deemed to be understandable, sensible,
compatible and coherent with ALL of the other aspects of the proposed paradigm,
and seems good TO and good FOR the author.
5. In order to fully appreciate the material on this site, a person must have
authority, must have taken total personal responsibility for their own belief system, must
have a thriving hunger for the truth, and must have made an unequivocal
commitment to being intellectually responsible, that is to be honest, attentive, rational, logical and reasonable.
6. The site is not promoting, nor is it associated with any
grand theory of intrinsically evil, world dominating conspiracy, such as by
Satanists, Zionists, Bilderbergers, Khazairian Mafia, Rothschilds, Masons,
Federal or national banks, etc.
7. The "tone" of this site may seem negative at times,
but that is deemed inevitable when objecting to widespread, systemic and fatal error.
The overall message of the site couldn't be more positive. The criticisms of
existing religious thought are designed to resonate with those that have
been hurt and angry—as I was—by
their previous religious experience.
8. Throughout the site, the Term "God" is usually
meant to imply a being that is ultimately ideal for us as human beings.
[*] Why is it important to lead off with
such a statement of denial? Because, not only is it true, but to claim
otherwise is tantamount to being discrediting.
[**] One important exception
may be the thinking of Jack D. Zwemer, some of whose theological portrayal was
ahead of the pack back in 1995. See:
Destiny of Man