IF-I-SEEK-US
Imminent Fulfillment, Immortality, Safety, Empowerment, Equality, Knowledge, Unity, Society

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches
of evil to one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
Suggested Reading Sequence

Christendom Condemned Links

Major Mistakes
Fundamental Mistake
Christendom's Twin Pillars
Subversion of Christianity
Irrational Mysticisms
Mysticism vs Understanding
Christendom Idolatry
Rites and Sacraments

Site Section Links

Introduction Material
Word Definitions
Human Condition
Christendom Analyzed
Christendom Challenged
Christendom Condemned
Bible/Canon Issues
Philosophical Issues
Psychological Issues
Theological Issues
Creation Issues
Geology Material
Cosmology Material
Culture & Ancient Issues
Paradigm Material
Jesus' Teachings
Misc Ancient Myth Material
Saturn-Jupiter Material
Venus-Mars Material
Modern Mythology Material
Language Development
Symbol Development
1994 Velikovsky Symposium
Miscellaneous/Conclusion
PDF Download Files

 

 

Understanding tradition versus truth

A contrast between the traditional believer and the truth believer

We all start with a common experience and situation known as the "human condition".

A. Needs and desires

Tradition believer:

1. Has a narrow or cauterized view of legitimate human needs and desires
2. Has a limited desire to understand himself, God and the human condition
3. Has restrained and undeveloped sense of idealism

Truth believer:

1. Has a fully developed and expanded view of legitimate human needs and desires—the package
2. Demands to understand himself, God and the human condition
3. Has an unrestrained and fully developed sense of idealism

B. Materials used to construct the vision or picture

Tradition believer:

1. Uses what has been taught, what has been gleaned, absorbed, been programmed with, and gotten comfortable with
2. Has an acceptance of some significant level of tradition
3. Uses sets of sacred writings as his authority base
4. Has a concept of God as the center of power and control
5. Has a penchant for accepting mainstream science theory

Truth believer:

1. Uses what he has been led to learn through the search for truth
2. Has a deep conviction that almost all of tradition is wrong or suspect
3. Uses the words and deeds of J-person as recorded by eyewitness accounts as external authority base
4. Has the concept that god must measure up to our standards and ideals
5. Has a healthy skepticism and disregard for much of mainstream science theory

C. God, goodness

Tradition believer:

1. Sees the Originator as the center of power and control
2. Believes God has dual nature or transcendent nature
3. Does not see that ALL the traditional arguments for god, teleological, design, cosmological, etc., are really arguments for a superior creator, not a god worthy of the term
4. Sees God as commonly and significantly involved in the affairs of mankind

Truth believer:

1. Sees The Originator as the original, ideal, fully mature human being
2. Sees that God/Creator is, was, and always will be totally and only human
3. Sees that the demonstration of the J-person and his message—properly understood—is the only argument for God that really suffices and matters
4. Sees God as not willing to interfere and very reticent get involved except in the lives of those seeking the truth

D. Evil

Tradition believer:

1. Has a semi-blind view of evil seeing much of it as normal
2. Takes the position that god allows evil to fall on us to test us and build character
3. Usually takes the position that God delivered the ancient catastrophes intentionally
4. Often sees evil as punishment from God

Truth believer:

1. Has a fully developed view of every aspect of evil in our world
2. Takes the position that evil of the world naturally tests us and building character is not the primary issue
3. Sees ancient catastrophes as the natural consequences of the fall and loss of control
4. Never sees evil as punishment from God

E. Fear

Tradition believer:

1. Has a fear of asking certain questions
2. Has a fear of thinking certain thoughts
3. Has a fear of the freedom to fully unleash ones feelings
4. Has a general fear of displeasing God
5. Has a confusion of fear and respect for God

Truth believer:

1. Has the courage to ask any question that comes to mind
2. Has the courage to think any thought that comes to mind
3. Has the courage to fully unleash natural feelings
4. Understands that to fear God is an insult and a non-sequitur
5. Has ultimate respect, but no fear

F. Interfering Influences on focus and priority

Tradition believer:

1. Family influences play a strong role in thinking and behavior
2. Personal reputation is generally paramount
3. Career influences are generally nigh unto if not paramount
4. Financial influences are generally very important if not paramount
5. Social/societal influences are generally very important if not paramount
6. Marriage is generally the case and very important if not paramount

Truth believer:

1. Family influences play no role in thinking and little in behavior
2. Reputation has largely been discarded or significantly changed
3. Career influences are not relevant
4. Financial influences are of almost no effect
5. Social/societal influences are of almost no effect
6. Marriage or partner relationship influence can only be limited and temporary

G. Education

Tradition believer:

1. Usually somewhat narrow, within the societal norm, Church centered, focus on religious literature
2. Usually little or no significant science or math
3. Usually no significant business education or experience
4. Has an acceptance of Sacred Writing based creationism or Secular evolutionism
5. Believes that God designed and, directly or through evolution, created the life forms we find on earth
6. Usually has no education in the Saturnian Configuration Reconstruction
7. Usually has no education in ancient planetary catastrophe
8. Usually has no education in the Electric Universe paradigm

Truth believer:

1. Has a focus on learning relevant knowledge regarding the world we live in
2. Usually has a science and math education with significant knowledge in all the basic disciplines.
3. Usually has some business education or extensive business experience
4. Has an acceptance of non-mythological creationism
5. Believes that before disempowerment, our forefathers created the life forms or their precursors that we find on earth, that never in all eternity would an unfallen being create ugly, savage, toxic or dangerous life forms
6. Has an extensive education and understanding of the Saturnian Configuration Reconstruction
7. Has an extensive education and understanding of planetary catastrophe
8. Has an extensive education and understanding of the Electric Universe paradigm and principles

H. Demand for goodness

Tradition believer:

1. Has general acceptance of goodness they can generate/receive in this world
2. Is striving to be satisfied with cup as half(?) full
3. Has confusion/misunderstanding over the ultimate purpose of the universe

Truth believer:

1. A refusal to be satisfied with anything less than to have it all
2. An unrelenting demand that the cup be completely full and overflowing
3. Understands that the ultimate purpose of life is the increase in morale for both the Originator and his Children

I. Spiritual Posture

Tradition believer:

1. Sees himself as subordinate to the creator
2. Sees himself as being owned by the creator
3. Sees himself as being created to serve the creator
4. Strives to submit to the will of the creator
5. Strives to placate the creator
6. Is willing to prostrate himself to the creator
7. Has an acceptance of superior life forms such as angels, literal Devil and demons, etc.
8. Believes that only God can be supreme
9.  Sees sin as disobedience, bad behavior, transgression of the law
10. Believes that God can be loved/pleased directly
11. Fails to understand and follow the instructions given by J-person
12. Sees the unity requested by J-person as primarily unity of attitude
13. Hears that the forgiveness of our sins is conditional upon our level of forgiving others
14. Is not willing to portray that he hates his life under the current situation

Truth believer:

1. Sees himself as equal in nature, values, rights, privileges and potential
2. Sees himself as a free and sovereign individual
3. Sees himself as being created primarily to be served by the creator
4. Strives to understand that the will of the creator is ultimately identical to his own mature will
5. Understands that we are the ones that need placating
6. Bows to no one, ever, except in humor
7. Believes that there are no superior life forms to humans and sees that angels are humans, Satan/Devil are the original lie personified, no literal demons, imps, elves. fairies, genies, etc.
8. Believes in supremacy through equality for us all
9. Sees sin as misconception, misunderstanding of god, believing less than the best
10. Believes that god can be loved only by firstly loving/pleasing ourselves and each other.
11. Understands and follows the instructions given by J-person
12. Sees the requested unity as unity of belief for everything that matters
13. Hears. "You forgive our obligations as we forgive the obligations of others" as a statement of belief
14. Is readily willing to concede that he hates his life under the current situation

J. Faith and Trust

Tradition believer:

1. Puts his faith in sacred writings, instead of God
2. Puts his faith in traditions, religious organizations and leaders
3. Makes his commitment to further program himself with his given belief system
4. Has little trust and faith in himself
5. Has little trust and faith in other fellow believers
6. Has little faith in the power of truth, rationality, logic, and reason

Truth believer:

1. Puts his faith in God instead of sacred writings
2. Puts his faith in God instead of traditions, organizations and religious leaders
3. Makes a total commitment to seek and understand the truth that will set us free
4. Understands that he must first put faith in himself before he can put it in anything external
5. Has almost unmitigated faith in fully committed fellow truth seekers
6. Has full faith in the power of truth, rationality, logic, and reason

K. Resolution of the "Human Condition"

Tradition believer:

1. Believes it is in God's hands and He will initiate the decisions
2. Usually believes that God has a chronological agenda
3. Usually has an acceptance that we must wait for God and his timetable
4. Usually sees the "kingdom of heaven" as a physical, tangible realm

Truth believer:

1. Sees that God has done his part, it is now in our hands and we will make the decisions as to how it unfolds
2. Sees the resolution as imminent with no set chronology
3. Has an understanding that God is waiting for us to respond properly
4. Sees the "kingship of the heavens" as having the total package of all the rights and privileges of a supreme citizen of the universe

L. Intellectual Posture

Tradition believer:

1. Has a significant and widespread acceptance of mysticism
2. Always has some acceptance of reification
3. Believes that God is beyond our understanding as well as our comprehension
4. Has an acceptance of an inability to understand everything
5. Lets authorities teach him what to accept as knowledge
6. Pays little attention to having or fostering intellectual responsibility

Truth believer:

1. Brooks no acceptance of mysticism
2. Brooks no acceptance of reification
3. Believes that God CAN, and for salvation, must be understood BETTER than we understand each other
4. Sees that everything CAN be understood to the desired level but not necessarily comprehended
5. Takes total personal responsibility for accepting his knowledge
6. Always seeks to have and foster intellectual responsibility

M. Religious practices

Tradition believer:

1. Sees worship as some form of activity involving forms and ceremonies
2. Usually is involved in regular and formal worship services
3. Usually is involved in regular and formal prayer services
4. Usually is involved in regular and formal ceremonial services such as sacraments, rites, Sabbaths, liturgy
5. Usually has a focus on symbols without understanding the underlying reality
6. Usually has a focus on spiritual growth

Truth believer:

1. Worships in spirit and truth by the giving of credit for the origin, sustenance and enhancement of life.
2. Has no regard for any formal worship services
3. Lets his life be his prayer, and has no regard for regular and formal praying
4. Has no regard for regular and formal ceremonial services such as sacraments, rites, Sabbaths. or liturgy
5. Demands to understand the underlying reality with no focus on symbols
6. Focuses on understanding truth and lets growth happen naturally

N. Legalism

Tradition believer:

1. Believes that God has delivered fiat, moral law
2. Believes that morality is defined by fiat, moral law
3. Has a confusion concerning ethics/ethical and morality/moral
4. Is comfortable living with himself as long as he is within the law

Truth believer:

1. Believes that God did not and never would deliver fiat law to his children
2. Believes that morality is defined by that which ultimately increases morale
3. Has an understanding of the difference between ethical and moral
4. Is comfortable living with himself only as long as he is ethical

O. Social Posture and Relationships

Tradition believer:

1. Sees love as an obligation, sometimes or usually involving sacrifice
2. Strives to love God and others above himself
3. Strives to be committed in his relationships
4. Has social transactions and relationships that are primarily composed of giving, taking and trading

Truth believer:

1. Sees love as being inspired because it is always a win-win situation, never win-lose or a need to sacrifice
2. Understand that one cannot love God or others unless one first loves self
3. Understand that love and fulfillment received generate commitment, formal or forced commitment doesn't generate love
4. Has social transactions and relationships primarily composed of sharing—entirely it is sharing between spiritual brothers/sisters

O. Sexual Posture and Romantic Relationships

Tradition believer:

1. Usually has a legalistically "ideal" or Biblical view of sexual ethics and morality
2. Usually thinks that the physical form must take precedence over the psychological and spiritual aspects of sexuality
3. Doesn't understand that we do not choose our sexual identity or proclivities
4. Suspects that God is squeamish concerning sexual activity and wants us to curtail it within narrow bounds
5. Doesn't understand that unnecessary lack of sexual activity and fulfillment can be adultery entirely within a legal marriage

Truth believer:

1. Understands that we don't live in an ideal world, and is willing to accommodate the personal characteristics in himself and others that cannot readily be changed
2. Understands that within being ethical the spiritual, psychological, and emotional fulfillment transcends the physical form
3. Understands that we have very little to do with our development and do not choose our sexual identity or proclivities
4. Understands that God designed and created sexuality and romance to be exotic and "colorful", is not squeamish about it, and both wants us and grants us the freedom to maximize our fulfillment and morale within the bounds of being ethical
5. Understands that the worst kind of evil demoralization—immorality—can take place within a "legal" marriage.

Home  Definitions  Site Article Map   Contact  Store  Contributions