Something ringed true with my exposure to Neothink.
Did I doubt it from the beginning? Yes, very much so. But something about it, had a certain ring of truth about it. Did I go “hog wild and pig crazy” over it? Not for one minute.
I am too methodical for that response.
You see, my experience with theories, mystic (religious) experiences, and Biblical studies has not been all negative. Even my position in the church has been that of an Elder on the Board of directors. (Who made decisions and voted upon financial and spiritual matters regarding the everyday running of the church with the minister as the chairman.)
So have I done a complete “turn-a-round”? Quite frankly, no. –my position at the moment has placed me at a “Crossroads”.
This may sound ironic, but the final straw has been our President Bush. Never, have I seen such open degeneration of truth. Most of the Evangelical and Fundamentalists (also, others not considered in either category), many still accept him, because of his tears on a video passed from church to church before his “questionable” election. -The man lies when the truth would be a lot easier.- Stripping us of freedoms with the excuse of protecting our freedoms. A war , (as most wars) used to produce profits for himself and Cheney, with “kickbacks” from Halliburton, Bechtel, and others.
Back down to more solid ground and off of my “soapbox”. (Well, for awhile.)
Neothink has provided along with Mark Hamilton’s writings, for me-a different outlook on how our economic, social and potential for life could/should be changed -if our political structure was converted with concern about individuals’ needs. ~ Neothink (or Neothink) may seem like just an “overnight sensation” but (like most musicians), this developmental process has been ongoing for many years. Beginning with Dr. Frank R. Wallace and his writings, i.e. PROOF of the Civilization of the Universe, Profound Honesty (Zonpower), as examples.
All of this progression has not been without controversy. It continues to be a process that can change life as we know it, this makes for uncomfortable concern; change always produces a certain amount of anxiety.
Jesus with his proclaiming that your need for an intermediary was not needed: a priest, a scapegoat, or a political governor. Your heaven begins with you. This caused great concern among the authorities, it bordered on revolution-certainly from their viewpoint, a definite need for his execution.
‘Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.’ Mathew 19 , 13-15.~New International Version
Yes, there are many interpretations of this passage of the New Testament. Mine may be different, but in light of the individual seeking his way as a beginner or child, the need for guidance and encouragement from all of us, is a tender analogy. No one should be discouraged from seeking his own way. Especially, if done with an honest desire. For truly, we are all in each other’s responsibility and care.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Buddha: Siddhartha Gautama, Indian Hindu Prince and founder of Buddhism. Born 563 B.C. Died 483 B.C.