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National Security and Worship

4/28/2018

Condensed Version: For full paper see: http://gadflyblog.com/tag/worship

Introduction

As a National Crises Troubleshooter for the past 55 years (with a short break for college where I graduated at the top of my class and received an offer to come to Livermore at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where I earned the reputation as “The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter”), my interests, of course, include national security.  I learned about national security of the Israelite nation while teaching fourth grade Sunday school at TC.  It appears the Israelites had a slight problem understanding the guidelines that were given to them that would have made their new nation successful.  It also appears the Apostles had a slight problem with understanding the instructions that the messenger (the Representative of the Creator of the Universe, or “RoCoU”) they called Jesus gave to them on His exit from this planet Earth.

The Time Line:

  • The Israelites took the Ten Guidelines for a successful nation as literal commands.
  • The Israelites actually made a religion around these Ten Guidelines they took as Ten Commandments.
  • The Israelites were overrun by their neighbors the Babylonians and their elites forced into exile.
  • See http://gadflyblog.com/tag/worship for complete paper

 

Summary

In regard to national security, nothing that man has thought up could surpass this gift of a personal guide through life. There is no possibility that a “sacred cow” could be made of this gift and therefore not a threat to our national security or discourse within our nation among our citizens.

 Conclusion

In a nutshell, the Ten Guidelines, Ten Codes of Conduct, or, as the religious demand, Ten Commandments recorded in Exodus chapter twenty were given to a new-forming nation that was given land to build their nation.  These Ten Guidelines, when followed, would give this new nation a high economic operating efficiency.   Their national debt would not be skyrocketing out of control, exceeding their capacity to even make payments on the interest to the loans from other countries.  They would be a stronger nation than their competitors’ nations and would not be overrun by their neighbors.  These Ten Guidelines are all about national security and influence to the world.

Q.E.D.

The Path to World Peace ver. 1.2.7

A Case of Mistaken Identity

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired

http://gadflyblog.com/tag/world-peace/

1/17/2018

Abstract

See http://gadflyblog.com/tag/world-peace/ For the complete Post

Introduction

The path to world peace is much simpler than anyone has imagined. Peace on Earth could come down to one word: “worship” and a case of mistaken identity.

World peace has not been known since the Homo sapiens evolved on the planet and started their expansion across the globe.  Some other homos also evolved – such as the Homo Neanderthal – but the Homo sapiens (wise Homo) dominated the planet Earth.  Conflict often resulted from competition for natural resources or over territorial boundaries.  With the advent of ice ages and low sea levels, the Homo sapiens populated the globe.  Due to different climates, these Homo sapiens evolved to match their environment.  As populations grew and resources became scarce, wars of expansion dominated the globe for centuries.

There is a place in the Mediterranean known as the Fertile Crescent, where agriculture replaced the hunters and gathers and permanent communities and cities began to appear as the ice age receded.  As part of the evolution of man, worship was a key element in almost all of the societies on the planet.  Worship took on different forms, from sun worshipers to human sacrifices to the gods.

Conclusion

  • To repeat: the major focus of the new Paradigm is the “Personal Counselor”, a.k.a. The Holy Spirit that was sent to us by the RoCoU to guide us through life and teach us everything we need to know. [i] This is the New Paradigm shift and is exclusive of the Old Paradigm, and not a progression of the Old Paradigm. Thus, the path to world peace is this simple: just listen for this counselor and He will find you, guide you and teach you.

  • Do not make yourself an idol and worship your idol: not God, Jesus, Allah, Mohamed, Buddha, Confucius; the cross, the Star of David, the Bible, the New Testament, the Quran, or any written works. Anything that will take control of your decision-making, such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs of all kinds, etc. become idols, and addictions become sacred cows and sacred cows need to be defended at all costs until death! Therefore, The Path to World Peace is to eliminate all worship for it is worship that creates sacred cows and causes differences that must be defended. Worship is an artifact of ancient man.  Stay in control of your life by listening to the Personal Counselor that the RoCoU sent to you.

Q.E.D.

[i] The New Testament Bible NIV, John 14:16-26, 16:12-15

 

 

 

The Gad Fly ver. 1.2.1

The Philosopher

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7/20/2016

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Definition of Gad Fly

  • A fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly.
  • An annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.

The Gad Fly of the Greek Democracy[i]

  • Plato refers to Socrates as the “gad fly” of the state (as the gad fly stings the horse into action, so Socrates stung various Athenians).

The Gad Fly of the Christian Church[ii]

A New Paradigm in Christian Thinkingis the gad fly of the Christian Church.  Christian Churches do not accept criticism, ever. The price of criticism in the Christian Church is excommunication.  Christian sees themselves as “birds of a feather” and a critical bird is not of their nest.  They must protect the income and salaries of the professional Christians, the minds of their youth and the minds of all of their members from the gad flies of the Christian Church. Professional Christians must preach to the choir, instructing them on the religion that they have chosen to put their faith.  The cost of not preaching to the choir is that the choir will vote with their feet and donations, resulting in a loss of income to the church and the professional Christians who probably have children – if Protestant – that they need to get through college and a mortgage to pay off.   If the professional Christians are Catholic, they will not meet with the approval of the hierarchy of the church and will be excommunicated.

Max Planck, the German nuclear physicist of the early twentieth century, stated, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.[iii]

The same statement can be made of religion.  Acceptance of a new viewpoint of the existing data on religion can only take place when a younger generation becomes comfortable with these new views and those who are adamantly opposed to these new views die off.

Because of this self-protection of the minds of the youths, the church is destined to disappear for failure to keep up with our knowledge of the universe and the light it has shined on our knowledge and purpose of the visit to planet Earth of the Representative of the Creator of the Universe (RoCoU) two thousand years ago, and taught how the Homo sapiens who have evolved over the past thousands of centuries can get their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter met on this planet Earth and how to live in peace with each other and other nations.

An interesting side note is that Paleoanthropologist has found no link to the evolution of the Homo sapien skull to that of the evolved Ancient Man, leaving open the creation of the Homo species by the “Creator of the Universe”.  Although ancient man and modern man have identical bone structure from the neck on down, their skulls and thus brains are much different, nor is there any evidence of a transitional development from the skull of Ancient Man to the skull (Brain) of the Homo Species. [iv]

The advances in our knowledge of the universe and the life creation process in the last one hundred years, mainly due to the Hubble Telescope and advances in life science, have put the Christian Church in a position where they need to update their theology from religious to pragmatic (cause and effect, science) or face extinction.  The church is clearly in a positon of “grow or die” and the church cannot possibly grow with the determination to maintain their existing course, a course established and handed down through the generations and centuries by people that did not understand the meaning, instructions from the RoCoU and implications of the events that had taken place in the very beginning of “The Way” or the Christian Church.  These events took place in a very religious society and that society, for the most part, saw and recorded these events through a religious lens (perspective).

Case Study I

The RoCoU that visited planet Earth two thousand years ago taught the audience that had gathered around Him how to get along with other people on a one-on-one basis and how nations could live in peace with one another on a nation-to-nation basis.[v]

  • For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” [vi] From the accepted Christian perspective, their judgments will be judged by a higher power at the end of the life of planet Earth. They do not see their judging others as something that has immediate consequences.  From the pragmatic perspective, the effect of judging others – be it one-on-one or nation-to-nation – will have immediate consequences.  All Homo sapiens on planet Earth are of equal authority; one does not have dominion over another. And as one Homo sapien judges another, so in turn are they judged by those they are judging in real time by the same measure they are using to judge!

    This holds true for one nation to judge another nation. As one nation judges another, so is that nation judged, by the measure they use to judge, by the nation they are judging.  As in the case where the USA is judging ISIS with “air strikes,” the USA is being judged by ISIS attacking soft target (civilian targets, airplanes, restaurants, public places, etc.) with bombing and assault weapons.  The USA has judged ISIS as “barbaric” and ISIS, in turn, has judged the USA as “barbaric”.  This ISIS War has made it impossible to tell the Barbarians from the Barbarians.

Wars of our past have been mislabeled.  We must remember that the President of the USA is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the USA.  The orders given by the President must be followed by the USA military forces.  The President does not issue illegal orders.  If the President  orders it, it is a legal order and must be obeyed by those in subornation to the Commander-in-Chief.  One can argue that they do not have to follow an illegal order, but they will probably be sent to the brig while the Supreme Court reviews their case. They will be removed from and replaced from duty and someone else will carry out the Commander-in-Chief’s order.

Therefore the Civil War as we know it was not our civil war – it was  Lincoln’s War.  The USA involvement in WWII was FDR’s and Truman’s War.  Harry Truman was President when the Korean War began in 1950, and Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952 and was President when the armistice was signed in 1953.  The Vietnam War was JFK’s initiative and LBJ’s Bombing War; Nixon pulled USA troops out of Vietnam. The Serbia vs. Bosnia, Kosovo, NATO was Clinton’s war.  The Persian Gulf War I with Iraq was G.H.W. Bush’s War.  The Iraq War was G.W. Bush’s War and the ISIS-ISIL War is Obama’s War.

As a professional troubleshooter for over forty years, I can equivalently state that, “A problem must be accurately described before action is taken to try and solve the problem; if not, a bigger problem will be the result.”  By placing the proper labels on our past wars, we should gain some insight as to the right problem to solve.

The Right Problem to Solve

  • Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.” [vii]

The term “workable compromise” was not coined until the twentieth century. Is it any wonder that our ancestors did not understand the meaning of the above instruction from the RoCoU during his visit to planet Earth two thousand years ago?  A workable Compromise is a solution to conflicts that work for all participants in the disagreement.  The first step in search of a workable compromise is to ask the conflicting subject, “What do you want?”  If one does not understand what the conflicting parties want, how can a resolution ever be found that works for the principle parties?

  • Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.[viii]

Here we have the workable compromise on a much larger scale.  In the case of USA vs. ISIS, the question was never asked, “What do you want?”  If we trace back the steps of the previous administrations, we should be able to predict what ISIS-ISIL wants.  The Sunni Muslims were in power in Iraq prior to G.W. Bush’s administration.  G.W. Bush’s War left the Sunni dispossessed from their homeland by the puppet Shiite Muslim administration installed by Bush. Iraq’s neighbor, Syria, was involved in its own civil war; The Sunni Muslims, now still armed with their weapons from the now defunct Iraq Red Army, seized the opportunity and developed their base of operation in Syria.  This new ISIL then made pronouncement on video, in a very barbaric way, for the USA to “Stay out of our fight.”  The Obama administration judged ISIL as “terrorists” and initiated air strikes against ISIS-ISIL as they threatened our allies in power in Iraq.

As described above in Case Study I, judging a nation as terrorist will result in the judging nation to be judged as terrorist by the judged nation.   As the USA conducted air strikes against “hard targets” (military targets) in an attempt to minimize collateral damage (civilian deaths), ISIS-ISIL, in retaliation, began bombing and assaulting soft targets (Civilian Targets).

Judging and the lack of ability to negotiate a workable compromise by the Obama administration has, and will continue to, cost the western civilization much cost in damage, dislocation of refugees and lives of civilians.  It is apparent that even a routine change in the administration by a newly elected administration will not end this conflict with ISIS-ISIL. A resignation or impeachment of the Chief Executive seems the proper road to pursue.  A newly elected administration would be in a position of trying to apologize for the actions of the previous administrations, and that never happens.

The Lens Used for the Viewing of the Facts

The lens one views the facts, events or evidence through determines the conclusions that the viewer will hold as the correct interpretation of the facts, events or evidence. The classic scenario is this: Two men who are walking in the woods come upon an immaculate garden, complete with trimmed hedges, flower garden arrangements, etc.   One man states, “There must be a caretaker for this place.” The other man states, “What a wonderful work of nature.”   The events that took place during the visit of the RoCoU two thousand years ago can be looked at through a religious lens or a pragmatic lens.

There are two and maybe three writers that were able to record the events, of the visit to Earth by the RoCoU and the events that took place, without looking though there religious lens.  Mark, who wrote the book of Mark in the Book of Books, the Bible, was a young man on the perimeter of the core group who became the Apostles of the RoCoU. He found himself in Rome where much persecution was taking place of the “Christians” in Rome.  He took it upon himself to record for the purpose of history the events that had taken place during his life.  He was an eyewitness to some of the events and received reports from those who were part of the core group of the RoCoU.  The style of writing for an historian is to answer the questions, “who, what, where and when.”   Luke, who wrote the books of Luke (Luke I) and Acts of the Apostles (Luke II), was contracted to record the events that had and were taking place in this time period. [ix]  Luke wrote under the guidelines of a journalist, answering “who, what, where and when.”  Luke was an eyewitness to many of the events that took place, he interviewed others who were eyewitnesses of events and he was an embedded journalist with the Apostle Paul on his missionary journeys.  Matthew was a tax collector and a Jew who made an argument to Jews of the authentication of the RoCoU to the Jewish religion.  He sometimes included the “why” in his writings, as did John in the book of John.  This would make their writing styles, “who, what, where, when and why” a little more difficult to sort out the facts from their interpretation of the facts and events that took place during this visit of the RoCoU.  The Apostle Paul was highly educated in Jewish religion and history.  He viewed our relationship with the RoCoU through the lens of Jewish religion and history.  A close examination of the writing of Paul will disclose that his view of the RoCoU’s visit to planet Earth was religious and the RoCoU’s view of his visit to earth was pragmatic and the next step in the evolution of the Homo species on planet Earth.

The Gad Fly of the Democracy of the USA

The present day gad fly of democracy in the USA is The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired.[x]  The Greeks invented democracy from scratch and it worked well for them for about 170 years.  The Greeks were on the peak of their Golden Age when they got tired of hearing their gad fly, Socrates, who was a critic of their society, in particular of the shortcomings and corruption in this democracy.  Socrates was one of the founders of western philosophy.  The Greek Senate charged Socrates with “corrupting the minds of the youth,” and they sentenced Socrates to death.  The death of Socrates was the beginning of the downfall of Greece, for they had lost their “guidepost.”

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, like Socrates has been excommunicated from his position at a national laboratory by management that took offense to his proposals that threated their power structure.  His teaching credentials were canceled in a local church for “corrupting the minds of the youth” and not teaching the church’s official view on the subject. He was excommunicated from a church where he was a member in good standing for twenty years for publishing “A New Paradigm in Christian Thinking” [xi] and corrupting the minds of their youth and any other person in their church with science and philosophy.  Thank God for civil laws that protects our citizens from physical harm.

Our President has not chosen to listen to this gad fly, when he suggested that a workable compromise be initiated to resolve the conflict of space, control and authority in Iraq between the three different sects of Muslims. This was proposed by the Vice President, and now the reining authority in Syria has been added to the mix; he chose to put together a coalition of nations to wipe ISIS-ISIL from planet Earth.  ISIS-ISIL has retaliated with attacks against this coalition of nations and the USA hitting soft targets.  We should expect this activity to continue. The best outcome, using the best military forces on the planet,  for a military victory, will be guerilla warfare with the soft targets continuing to be hit by these guerilla fighters.  The only solution to the ISIS-ISIL conflict is a workable compromise – a permanent home for the displaced Sunni Muslims from their Iraq home.

Lessons from History

In 480 B.C. the Persians were set upon wiping the Greeks off the Earth or enslaving them.  The Persians greatly outnumbered the Greeks.  The Persians were under autocratic the rule of Xerxes; the Greeks were under democratic rule (one for all and all for one).   The Persians overran the Greek Spartans (trained warriors) at the pass of Thermopylae [xii] and sacked Athens, which had been evacuated by the Greeks.

The Persians had large war ships (similar to that of the USA navy, bigger than their opponents).  The Greeks built small maneuverable war ships with a torpedo like Ram on the bow of the ship (A trireme).  The Greeks lured the Persian navy in to the Aegean Sea where there were many islands presenting a maneuverable issue for the Persians.  With their mobility (like ISIS-ISIL), the Greeks ran circles around the larger Persian ships and rammed the Persian ships with their torpedo like Rams at the front of their ships and sank the Persian Fleet. [xiii]

Beware USA your large arsenal of weapons is being out maneuvered by an adversary who is focused on mobility.

The USA Transition from a Republic to a Democracy

The USA was formed as a republic and has been in a long transition to a democracy in small steps. This change has come about by allowing more of the population to vote in elections and it changed the way our President was elected.  In the beginning, only land owners could vote in the elections.  These were the people who had an invested interest in the profitability of the nation, much like that of stockholders voting in a corporation. [xiv]  The vote has slowly been extended, for various reasons, to other segments of our society who do not have an investment or knowledge of producing a profitable nation (women, teens, those on government assistance).  We certainly have improved on the lifestyles of our citizens, as have the Greeks, but our national debt is rising above our ability to pay the interest, which could eventually result in foreclosure on our property (nation) by our creditors (like the two bailouts of the Greeks by the EU in recent history).

The Life Span of a Democracy

The average lifespan for a democracy is about 170 years, as established by the Greeks.  In the Greek democracy, leaders were chosen by a lottery, thus minimizing payoffs and corruption in the government.  Serving as a leader was considered a duty of citizenship.  Ballots could be cast to remove a government leader from office and they would be exiled for ten years from their society. In the Greek democracy, only about 20 percent of the population could vote. [xv]   The Greeks now have more people on the government payroll than people paying taxes to support the government. Is this direction the USA wants to continue to pursue?

The Code of Conduct to Live Long in this Land

There is a “code of conduct” that was intended to provide for the continued success of a nation living long in the land that had been giving to them.  Unfortunately, these were given to a very religious people and they did not understand the economic implications of these Ten Codes of Conduct.  Unfortunately, these Ten Codes of Conduct are still seen as religious by almost our entire society, religious and secular alike.  When one sets aside their religious lens, the pragmatic lens shows that the economics of these Ten Codes of Conduct can be realized.  The original Codes of Conduct were given in an ancient language; therefore, the proper perspective is to look at them through the eyes of a parent giving instruction to their children so that they might live long in the land the parent was giving them to raise their generations.

  1. You will not listen to anyone but your father for guidance.
  2. You will not form addictions that will prevent you from making your own decisions.
  3. You will not use my name as an authority to cause trouble or discomfort for any other person on this planet Earth.
  4. You will take a day off, after every six days of work, and remember who gave you this land and enjoy your time with family and friends, and you will allow your employees time off to enjoy their family and friends, and you will not mow your lawn on this day and interrupt the peace of your neighbors.
  5. Remember what your mother and father taught you, and hand down those teaching to your children and grandchildren, that you might live long in this land I have given you.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not give false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not seek an intimate relationship with your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not scheme to gain possession of your neighbor’s property.
  11. You will not build a big mansion type house in your neighbor’s back yard.
  12. You shall keep the walk-ways, of your communities, free of “Foxtails” that injure our pets. [xvi]

QED

 

 

[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

[ii] https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/

[iii] Max Plank, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/max_planck.html/

[iv] NOVA: Dawn of Humanity DVD, http://www.shoppbs.org/home/index.jsp/

[v] Jesus on judging, negotiating

[vi] Matthew 7:2, The Bible

[vii] Matthew 5:25, The Bible

[viii] Luke 14:31-32, The Bible

[ix] Luke 1:1-4, The Bible

[x] http://thephilosopheronpolitics.worpress.com/

[xi] https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/

[xii] http://www.ancient.eu/thermopylae/

[xiii] National Geographic The Greeks DVD, 2016, http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/weaponswar/p/blpwtherm.htm/

[xiv] http://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/tag/voting/  TBC

[xv] PBS, “The Greeks”, 2016

[xvi] http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/foxtail-grass-and-your-dog/

Chapter I

The Big Bang

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The Origin of the Universe [i]

Cosmologists now accept, in this first quarter of the twenty-first century, that the universe was created by an infinitely small and infinitely dense mass that was dispersed by a Big Bang. These conclusions are based on the data gathered by the Hubble and Kepler Telescopes, launched in the late twentieth century. The Big Bang expelled hydrogen and helium into empty space. Particles on the exterior were given acceleration greater than particles near the center. The hydrogen and helium were attracted by the force of gravity and created nuclear fusion reactors known as suns or stars. Heavy metals were also thrown into empty space and were attracted to each other by the force of gravity, forming planets, asteroids and other cosmic matter, and thus forming galaxies.

The Universe [ii]

Thus, the universe is expanding at an increasing rate with the outer galaxies traveling faster than near galaxies, forming asymmetrical shape (egg shape). From our observation point – the Hubble Telescope – galaxies can be determined by their direction and distance by use of the Doppler Effect. As with sound waves, light waves exhibit this Doppler shift.  If one were standing on the platform of a train station and a fast moving train was approaching from a distance with its whistle blowing, the frequency of the sound wave would increase, raising the pitch of the sound as the train approached the viewer on the platform, and it would decrease in frequency and pitch when moving away from the viewer on the platform. When a galaxy is moving away from the observation point, the frequency of the light wave will decrease into the red light band. If the galaxy is moving towards the observer, the frequency of the light wave will increase to the blue light band. Thus, the direction and velocity of the galaxies has been determined.

The Life Cycle of Suns and Stars [iii]

The suns and stars that form the galaxy systems are created by the gravitational attraction of hydrogen and helium. They, in turn, attract the collected matter, forming a solar system consisting of planets, asteroids, comets, etc. The suns and stars will live out their lives as long as there is hydrogen to support the fusion reaction. The forces, due to gravity and fusion energy, are equal and opposite to each other, giving the sun equilibrium in size, until the sun deceases in size due to the depletion of hydrogen fuel. Gravity will then dominate and attract the remaining material into dark matter millions of times more dense than the sun.  If the sun is large enough, there will be a reactionary reaction and the sun will explode with great force, which is known as a Super Nova. The Super Nova (New Life) will repopulate itself many times over, creating new galaxies. Like biological plants on Planet Earth, galaxies have a birth, life and death and, on their deaths, they repopulate themselves many times over. The result is dark matter that is millions of times more dense than the preexisting sun, and it will provide a gravitational net that will keep the new galaxy together.

Life on Other Planets [iv]

Looking at a small section of the universe, the number of galaxies in the universe can be estimated, and it is estimated that there are about 400 billion galaxies existing at this point in time. [v]  Because planets do not emit light, these dark spots crossing in front of the suns can be observed and the size and orbit of these planets can be determined. [vi] It is estimated there are about four billion planets orbiting a sun in the Goldilocks Zone (not too hot, not too cold) and not too big and not too small, where water combined with amino acids can create life that will rapidly reproduce itself and can evolve and be advanced by creation, as it has on Earth. [vii] Paleoanthropologists have traced the evolution of ancient man to the primates, who in turn, had their origin in the ocean. However, there is no history of an evolution of the skull of ancient man (Australopithecus sediba) to the skull of the modern man (Homo species), leaving an opening for the creation of the brain of modern man by the Creator of the Universe. Although ancient man and modern man have identical bone structure from the neck on down, their skulls and thus brains are much different. [viii]

The evolution/creation of the homo species (modern man) could then take place as it has on Earth, beginning with nomadic hunters and gatherers as the planet warms, making the transitioning to agrarian societies possible. That planet would then, with the development of cities, roads and easy communications between the social hubs, be due a visit from the Representative of the Creator of the Universe (RoCoU), as the next step in this evolutionary process. The RoCoU would then teach them how to live successfully on this created Planet Earth; how to get their physical needs met on this planet, how to live with each other and how to live with other developing nations. [ix]

The Arrival of the RoCoU and the Guiding Spirit

The Guiding Spirit, provided by the Creator, shows evidence of being in the world with the creation of modern man’s brain. Socrates stated that he “was guided by a spirit that kept him from making mistakes.” Socrates was known as the wisest man of his time because he knew that he did not possess wisdom and relied on this Guiding Spirit for wisdom. [x]  The RoCoU arrived on planet Earth in the form of a seed planted into a virgin, giving Him the form of modern man. [xi] He arrived in a place and time that made it possible for His instructions to be passed to all the places on the planet. [xii] His parting command to His disciples was to pass onto the world what He had taught them while He was on planet Earth. [xiii]  He told his disciples that when He returned to His home, He would send them His Personal Counselor to guide them and teach them all that they needed to know. [xiv] He explained to His disciples that this planet Earth would come to an end like a bolt of lightning, [xv] which certainly follows the birth, live and death processes of the suns in the universe. The universe and Planet Earth are estimated to be 13.5 billion years old. Our sun is estimated to have four billion years of hydrogen fuel remaining before it implodes and likely explodes in a Super Nova, giving life to a new galaxy. [xvi]

The RoCoU needed to change His body into a form that would allow him to travel to His home in the universe. This is the reason for Him being crucified until dead, buried in a tomb, and resurrecting from the dead in a form that would allow Him to go to go home or to His next assignment on a different planet in the universe, to elevate the evolved/created modern man to the next step in this process. It’s interesting to speculate on how the RoCoU traverses the universe. The speed of light presents a barrier for particle accelerators. As accelerated electrons approach the speed of light, the electrons gain mass and slow down. Therefore, the new body form of The RoCoU must be able to transverse the universe at speeds in excess of the speed of light. At this point in time, the farthest galaxies are estimated to be 400 billion light years in distance (the distance a corpuscular light wave can transverse in one year from planet Earth).  Therefore, there must be other laws of physics that can be applied once on the other side of the “Speed of Light”.

QED

 

[i] Steven Hawkins, “The Universe”, Steven Hawking’s University, Pub. British Broadcasting Corporation, 1997, PBS; Stephen Hawking, “Genius” Pub. Bigger Bang Communications LTD, 2016, PBS.

[ii] ibid

[iii] ibid

[iv] ibid

[v] ibid

[vi] http://www.pbs.org/seeinginthedark/astronomy-topics/extrasolar-planets.html/

[vii] Ibid i

[viii] NOVA: Dawn of Humanity DVD, http://www.shoppbs.org/home/index.jsp/

[ix] http://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/tag/weapon/

[x] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates /

[xi] Luke 2:1-7 The Bible

[xii] Explores Class, Cedar Grove Community Church, Livermore, CA, ca 2016

[xiii] Matthew 28:20, The Bible

[xiv] John 14: 26, 15:26, The Bible

[xv] Matthew 24:27, Luke 17: 24, The Bible

[xvi] Ibid i

The Origin of the Holy Spirit Ver. 1.0.1

The Philosopher

https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/holy-spirit/

3/16/2016

Copyright 2016

Introduction

The Holy Spirit has been recorded as arriving on the day of the Pentecost Festival, fifty days after the crucifixion of the Representative of the Creator of the Universe (RoCoU), a.k.a. Jesus. [i] However, Socrates was reported to be the wisest man on the planet in his time.

Socrates and the Source of his Wisdom

According to Plato’s Apology, Socrates’ life as the ‘gadfly’ of Athens began when his friend Chaerephon asked the oracle at Delphi if anyone were wiser than Socrates; the Oracle responded that no-one was wiser. Socrates believed the Oracle’s response was a paradox, because he believed he possessed no wisdom whatsoever. Socrates concluded: While each man thought he knew a great deal and was wise, in fact they knew very little and were not wise at all. Socrates realized the Oracle was correct; while so-called wise men thought themselves wise and yet were not, he himself knew he was not wise at all, which, paradoxically, made him the wiser one since he was the only person aware of his own ignorance.”[ii]

Socrates and His Guiding Spirit

 “Perhaps the most interesting facet of this is Socrates’ reliance on what the Greeks called his ‘daimōnic sign,’ an averting (ἀποτρεπτικός apotreptikos) inner voice Socrates heard only when he was about to make a mistake. It was this sign that prevented Socrates from entering into politics. In the Phaedrus, we are told Socrates considered this to be a form of ‘divine madness,’ the sort of insanity that is a gift from the gods and gives us poetry, mysticism, love, and even philosophy itself. Alternately, the sign is often taken to be what we would call ‘intuition;’ however, Socrates’ characterization of the phenomenon as daimōnic may suggest that its origin is divine, mysterious, and independent of his own thoughts.” [iii]

Conclusion

Therefore the Holy Spirit preceded the coming of RoCoU, a.k.a. Jesus, a.k.a. the Savior, a.k.a. the Counselor.  The events that occurred on planet Earth before and after the arrival of RoCoU, a.k.a. Jesus, would indicate that very few, if any, other than Socrates allowed this Spirit to guide them through life on Earth.

QED

 

[i] Acts of the Apostles, Act2:1-13, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2%3A1-13&version=NIV

[ii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates#The_Socratic_problem

[iii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

The Original Sin of Man, His Ego, Ver. 1.0.1
The Philosopher
https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/sin
8/6/2015

    The Apostle Paul placed great value on “The Original Sin of Man.”i The Apostle Paul had a couple of problems with his construction of his theory of the Gospel of Jesus. First, Paul did not have firsthand experience or knowledge of the Personal Counselor that Jesus sent us on the day of the Pentecost Festival 50 days after his resurrection and accession into Heaven. He only had secondhand information on this Personal Counselor, and that was from people who themselves did not understand what Jesus had sent us. Second, Paul did not have firsthand knowledge of the parables that Jesus used to teach us important principles about His Gospel.

Jesus taught us about new and existing paradigms. These were terms not yet coined in His time, but knowing more than the average bear, Jesus new about paradigms. Jesus knew that a “New Paradigm” completely replaces an “Existing Paradigm.” For example, He taught: “One does not take a piece of cloth from a new garment and use it to patch a tear in an old garment. The new cloth will shrink and cause the tear to become worse. One does not put new wine into and old wineskin, the new wine is volatile and will burst the old wineskin and both the new wine and the old wineskin will be lost. People will always say the old is better than the new.”ii Jesus is describing a paradigm shift in terms that he hopes his disciples will understand. On the same day of Pentecost when Jesus’s Personal Counselor arrived in the form of the Holy Spirit with great impact, Peter connected the New Paradigm with the Old Paradigm when he stated: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Personal Counselor).”iii Obviously Peter did not understand the teaching about New and Old Paradigms. The New Paradigm is not connected to or a patch on or an addendum to the Existing Paradigm. It is a case of “out with the old and in with the new!”iv

    The Apostle Paul also connected the New Paradigm with the Old Paradigm. Paul was educated in the Old Paradigm, as he was a recognized scholar in Jewish theology. He could not escape his training in the Old Paradigm ways and he connected the Old Jewish religion with the New Gospel that Jesus sent to us.

Paul did bring up an interesting topic in his letter to the Christians in Rome. He brought up the subject of “The Original Sin of Man.” To understand the Original Sin of Man, one only needs to have a couple of children who were taught to despise their father due to his choice in a church. This father was deprived of providing guidance and direction to his children as they were taught that their father had nothing of value to teach them. This father was deprived of having any communication with his children. Our Father in Heaven is in the same position with his children. He wants to provide for all they need to live their lives on this planet. He wants to be able to offer guidance to his children through His Personal Counselor, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit. But He has children on this planet that want to make their own way through life using their own devices. As Frank Sinatra popularized the saying, “I did it my way.” Going through life using their own devices, man has caused much trouble for himself and others. One needs only to read history and see this in evidence many times over. Was the Original Sin then “The Ego,” as Freud described it?vOr is the Ego what has been redefined and accepted differently in our society? For example: “In modern English, ego has many meanings. It could mean one’s self-esteem, an inflated sense of self-worth, the conscious-thinking self or, in philosophical terms, one’s self. Ego development is known as the development of multiple processes, cognitive function, defenses, and interpersonal skills or to early adolescence when ego processes are emerged.”vi This writer thinks the latter definition of Ego is the one more related to the Original Sin of Man.

    Given that we want to make our own decisions and provide for ourselves without the assistance and guidance of our Father in Heaven, this puts the Ego in first place for Original Sin. I’m sure this saddens our Father in Heaven, seeing his children wanting to live their live without Him being involved in their lives. It only takes a father in a similar situation to understand how our Father in Heaven feels about being ignored by his own children!

Therefore, the “Original Sin of Man is his Ego,” which must be overcome to have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven through his Personal Counselor, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit.
One of the best examples of this process is the life and times of John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 O.S./4 August N.S. – 21 December 1807), who was an English sailor in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire for two decades, and also wrote hymns, most notably “Amazing Grace” and “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken.”

    Newton started his career at sea at a young age, and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years, even after having a Christian conversion. Although Newton continued in the slave trade for several years, he later became a prominent supporter of abolitionism, living to see Britain’s abolition of the African slave trade in 1807. vii

John Newton was the only son of a sea captain; his mother instilled in him the Gospel of Jesus until the age of six, when she died. At age eight, he was sent off to boarding school and at age 10, went to sea on his father’s ship. This was the end of his formal education. He grew up tough, mischievous and blasphemous (degrading God).viii When he was the first mate on a ship retuning to England across the North Sea, his ship was hit with a hurricane force storm. The ship was badly damaged and in danger of sinking. This is when John Newton knelt to his knees and prayed to God for grace. This was the beginning of John’s conversion, which eventually led to him being ordained into the Church of England, despite his not having a college degree from Cambridge or Oxford, a traditional requirement by the Church of England.ix

    It took a strong North Atlantic storm for John Newton to overcome his Ego. There is an old saw: “There are no atheists in foxholes.” Sometimes it takes an incident in one’s life to overcome their Ego.

There is an old saw: “The greatest distance on earth is the distance between a man’s knee and the ground.” That is the distance that seems a requirement to overcome one’s Ego.

    QED

  • i Romans on original sin
    ii Jesus on wineskins
    iii Acts 2: 38
    iv Ibid ii
    v https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego
    vi ibid
    vii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Newton
    viii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy
    ix Jonathan Aitken, “John Newton, from Disgrace to Amazing Grace”, Crossway pub. 2007