Billionaire Bill Bartmann, we read under Dr. Don’s post, reminds us (from the Bible) “To whom much is given, of him much is required.” From the depth of despair to a life that doesn’t get any better, I have much to be thankful for, and I’m required to give back. Bill Bartmann is giving back by sharing his experience. The same as Mr. Bartmann, I don’t believe that my experiences were meant for me. I’m sharing them here on my blog.
In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he said, “Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports . . . Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle.”
Religion can be any number of beliefs as to the cause and purpose of the universe, and the same for morality. Washington believed that nothing is happenstance. His above statement is incomplete. I’ve been writing on the latest Science—Bell’s theorem—and have yet to ring anyone’s bell, it seems. We’ve got a religion, an extremist faction of Islam that believes in killing those who don’t share that extremist belief, and has found a cheap means of killing people: human bombs. It’s unbelievable that humans could stray this far from the truth. On the other hand, it is unbelievable what the reaction has been from the authorities. From the beginning of the religions of Abraham, we’ve added “holy” to war, good to evil. Surely we can do better than this.
The great division in today’s America, to a great extent, is due to religious and moral differences. Young people don’t accept the old way. Consequently, they become the victims of wolves in sheep’s clothing. Thomas Jefferson rejected the notion of supernatural revelation. He was a deist. He believed in God on the basis of reason, which is fundamental to law, and nature. Our Constitution’s background is natural law.
When I came to my jumping off place, when I could either have flown with eagles or fallen into the abyss, I didn’t look to God in Heaven; I looked within—to nature’s law—for answers and miracles occurred. When everything should have gone wrong, according to the accepted authority, everything went right.
The latest science holds that without consciousness, nothing would exist. Where is consciousness? It is not part of the space-time consortium. You exist in a state of consciousness, without boundary. You set the boundary, based on what you know. Have you not been dumbed down by authority? Should you, by rights, know far more than you know. Has authority not deprived you, ostensibly, for the good of all, of fundamental rights? What has religion taught you to believe? What has government taught you to believe? Are you jumping through hoops?
Before I set out on my own, I studied the Constitution, with the idea of using it to fight government. I felt that voices of the past were speaking to me, encouraging me. I won. The government hung itself with its own rope. When I set out on my own, it wasn’t made easy for me. I faced the biggest challenge of my life. One doesn’t know the power than lies within until he faces the challenge with determination. I looked within, found the real me, and became captain of my ship.
We Americans are at the jumping off place, where I was 35 years ago, when we can either fly with eagles or fall into the abyss. To be sure, you are not going to get the right answers from the authorities. Are you of a mind that goes with the flow, the average Joe that let’s tomorrow take care of itself? It won’t work anymore. The authorities have painted America into a corner. When the music stops, the same as I was, you are going to be left standing. Can you face that truth? If you think you can win you will.