If prayer doesn’t work after a few millennia, go shopping
As the circus comes to town, as it does every four years, we are treated to the latest crop of unwise, slickly groomed, polished panderers who vie to hold the reigns of power.
Even while the long foretold prophecies unfold, now encroaching on the comfort and sensibilities of the citizens here, the predictable platitudes are uttered so as to gain favor in the eyes of the voters.
Two candidates, Rand Paul and Chris Christie, have jumped at the opportunity to criticize those who would dare point out that the emperor, or in this case the Guy-in-the-Sky, has no clothes. You see, both Paul and Christie strongly endorse hurling prayers heavenward to an imaginary deity to fix everything and are very critical of those who think otherwise. In light of the non-existent Supreme Being’s abysmal track record of zillions of unanswered prayers spanning millennia, the illogic of such things should now, more than ever, be screamingly apparent.
Till You Drop
You may remember that George Bush’s reaction to 9/11 was to tell people to go…shopping. Now, after numerous human beings have been brutally slain, or injured, in San Bernardino, California, these two guys tell people to pray to mythological beings. You can bet that the rest of the carefully controlled, puppet candidates would recommend the same thing – keeping a sharp eye on their polling figures and never underestimating how talking to adults as if they were reading fairy tales to children works every time.
Does it really require more than the mental capacity of a 10-year-child to point out that if said deity didn’t stop, let alone obviously allowed, the atrocities in the first place, trying to get its attention to “do something about it” now just doesn’t make sense? It exemplifies the now often quoted definition of crazy, “Doing the same thing, over and over, and getting the same results.” Perhaps the “other guy’s” imaginary deity is more powerful, or at least attentive, than theirs anyway. After all, radical Islamists also pray for their evil will to be carried out, so what should we conclude?
No Faith in Their Faith?
And if Chris Christie is such a strong believer in this Sky Daddy*, why does he feel it’s necessary to go to war, as he’s now loudly proclaiming the need for a “wartime president”, a need he wants to fill? Wouldn’t some prayers to his favorite, absent minded god be sufficient to rectify matters? Of course it’s almost always in the name of “God and country” that we’ve launched and justified every miserable war.
I’m reminded of what my friend Sam pointed out about the Pope. If he’s this infallible character, the representative for this god, why’s he traveling around in a bullet proof vehicle, surrounded by guards, security, etc.? Isn’t he “divinely protected” and also aware that when the Big Cheese calls him home nothing can prevent it and nothing can hasten that event either?
No Respect, Please
I’ve told religious people I know that I have absolutely no respect for their beliefs…and that I hope they feel the same way about mine. Obviously beliefs are unproven, so what’s to “respect”? Additionally, some people actually change their beliefs and convert to another religion or belief system. What am I supposed to do with all the respect I had finally worked up for the old ones that they’ve now disavowed? Am I now going to have to respect a whole new load of utter nonsense?
They also don’t understand that these beliefs aren’t even theirs, they didn’t originate with them and they’re simply parroting them, as have masses of equally unthinking people for centuries before them. And we won’t even discuss the people who claim they “have a personal relationship” with a non-existent god, or his supposed kid who, even if he had ever existed, is now long dead and not “relating” to or with anyone, etc.
While I don’t respect beliefs, I do respect people who demonstrate good values, who are loving, peaceful and harmonious, whatever beliefs they may or may not have.
Let’s Prove the Prophecies Wrong
One thing is for certain. People who believe in an imaginary, all powerful being – one that they have to keep badgering and reminding to correct its mistakes and oversights – are unfit to lead a nation into anything but needless war, which seems to guarantee that the next person to become the president will assure the country’s destruction. That obviously grim assessment echoes the following from the so far unerringly accurate Henoch Prophecies:
217. Far in the West, it will be different; the United States of America will be a country of total destruction.
218. The cause for this will be manifold.
219. With her global conflicts which are continuously instigated by her and which will continue far into the future, America is creating enormous hatred against her, worldwide, in many countries.
220. As a result, America will experience enormous catastrophes which will reach proportions barely imaginable to people of Earth.
221. The destruction of the WTC, i.e., the World Trade Center, by terrorists will only be the beginning.
There’s nothing mystical about any of this. The disastrous events that threaten are the effects and consequences of human irresponsibility, at the individual and collective level, as has been the case with all those that have already occurred, throughout history. No outside imaginary forces or beings are responsible, nor can appeals to them result in anything but self-delusion and assured pain and suffering.
And turning our power over to false leaders and politicians – who actually create the terrible problems they pretend to then be able to solve – is kinda screwy, no? Consider all of this in light of what Meier and Ptaah discussed regarding the future of the USA after 2020.
While those of us to who value the information and advice in the Meier material are still relatively very small in numbers, technology assures that not only will it be available to future generations but those same generations will probably find it incomprehensible that the dreadful burdens and suffering placed upon them by their predecessors could have been avoided, had we not been so steeped in irrationality, greed and power-hunger.
What to Do and how to Do It?
The answers have long been given in the spiritual teaching and in books like The Might of the Thoughts. And now there’s even more as Billy Meier’s new book, The Way to Live, is now available for pre-order, and will ship as of 12.14.15.
*Thanks to Ramirez for this term.