A religious’ approach to life is absolutely necessary for dealing with a world that is beautiful, but also filled with much pain.
If I did not have a religious approach to doing good, whenever and wherever I can, the world’s pain would often overpower me.
There’s nothing wrong with religion, or with being religious. It is an important part of life.
The problem is not with religion, but with people’s interpretation and practice of religion. Just as there’s no problem with technology. The problem lies in the way we choose to use our technology.
Bombs alone don’t kill people. People with bombs kill people.
Religion can either unveil spiritual truths. Or it can hide that truth under layers of misinterpretation.
The word “apocalypse” is traditionally and religiously believed to mean “the end of the world”. That is the way most people have chosen to interpret it.
However, the original meaning is closer to “unveil”. An apocalypse is a revelation. Hence the biblical book describing the apocalypse being called ‘Revelations’.
And a revelation is a striking disclosure of something not before realized.
So the meaning of the biblical apocalypse is actually the opposite of what most people think it is. The truth has been hidden under layers of misinterpretation.
The Apocalypse is not the end of the world. It is the revelation of hidden secrets. And this revelation will bring about a heaven on earth.
So the problem is not with religion or religious texts. In fact, if properly and intelligently understood, they reveal important understandings.
The problem is with human ignorance. And ignorance breeds all kinds of other problems. Intolerance. Indifference…
What motivation is there to care for nature if it will soon be destroyed?
What motivation is there to understand another culture, or another religion, if it will soon be destroyed?
Religious teachings can either deepen our understanding of the world, or intensify our ignorance. Just as technology can either enhance our lives or destroy it.
It all depends on what we choose to do with it.
Will we try to understand it? Or will we simply accept the same misinterpretations that have been handed over from generation to generation?
The apocalypse is starting now.
Previously unknown truths are being revealed.
Corporations run the world. Not for humanity. But for profit. Personal gain. Greed.
Governments are corrupt and are more concerned with staying in power and serving corporate interests than serving people.
In the mainstream we’ve been lied to on almost every front.
The seven-o-clock news gives us little hope. But in fact there are many reasons to believe that a better world is possible.
There is no real scarcity.
The world produces enough food to feed 12 Billion people. Almost twice the earth’s population.
Free energy devices can generate infinite amounts of electricity from what Einstein called the “Zero Point Energy Field”, an infinite field of energy which also generates gravity.
Science and religion is trying to describe the same thing, they’re just coming at it from different angles.
Life is not just a series of mechanical or chemical reactions. Science is revealing a mysterious and intelligent organizing force within the cosmos.
Consciousness is central to all life and matter.
Nature is Life is God.
And, if we look carefully, and choose to open our eyes, the truth has always been there. Staring us in the face. It has been written for all to see. It’s just that we have never before chosen to truly understand it.
“I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, that which is, that which was, and that which is to come.” Revelations 1:8
If one truly understood this powerful statement, one would also understand that ‘God’ is not some external force. As it clearly states above, God is that which was, that which is, that which is to come. ‘God’ is everything.
The apple that you hold in your hand or the flower in the your garden. The rock that travels through space and the light that shines on that rock. The antelope that is hunted and the hunter that is hunting. The Christian that prays in a Church and the Muslim that prays in a Mosque.
It is all God.
And that beautiful truth, that God is everything, is being revealed to us by millions of people waking up all over the planet.
Chances are, you are one of them.
Welcome to the Apocalypse!