Since I started using social media for personal enjoyment (Nov 2017), I’ve enjoyed a number of spirited discussions. I love a good fight – it exposes what is lacking in each participant. I personally enjoy this, but my personal enjoyment does not always line up with the pattern that I have committed to form my life after. Still, sharpening each other like iron sharpens iron is a sound piece of a Christian worldview… however…
I have recently reviewed past interactions, and it has become glaringly apparent to me that this is a public platform. Social, yes, but also public. As I reread my conversations, I recognize that I have personified the WW2 slogan “careless talk costs lives”… and it’s clear that we who are the church have made the good news unbelievable to the unbelieving world. I’ve given a majority of my free time over the last decade trying to understand how to fit Christianity into my experience. My plan is to use the scientific method digging through all applicable knowledge to prove faith in Jesus (the Christ).
MY THESIS: Faith is proven logical through truth using knowledge.
–> IF; I combine the truth communicated in physical and written history with all schools of thought,
–> THEN; I will find a clear story of Truth being polluted in this world for the purpose of self-exaltation,
–> AND; how all that we call evil grows out twisting truth.
I propose (through this project) a philosophical Christianity for those who believe that this biology is the beginning and end of human existence. This will make the actions of the unbelieving less detrimental to the society as a whole. Before anyone fondles the concept of “THAT’S OFFENSIVE!”- the lack of faith (faith = belief beyond our control) is destructive. We humans are programmed for fear of death, and objectifying creations worth, and owning the concept of God. Without an external pattern that is beyond our ability to manipulate, every human will use power to fulfill our thirst for selfishness’s consuming exaltation (and we know it).
It would be foolish, with ignorance of Christ’s words, to expect everyone around me to be a follower of Christ. To start with, Christians believe that we are eternal beings. That means, we think our consciousness will continue after these bodies die (and we’re given a new body… isn’t that handy). The idea of continuing life after this body dies is complete make believe to all who don’t… believe. However, I do not think that a lack of faith should disqualify you from a life full of the right actions …even though faith does make God happiest. The simplicity with which love-through-service uses grace-filled-truth has no clearer model than Jesus Christ, and truth using all our knowledge exposes him as our clearest pattern for living what is right. Truth has nothing to fear from knowledge.
***select and upload (w/clean up) the source texts in one place before launch***
1. Base Source Text organized chronologically
2. Consistent Storyline with text linked to source text
3. First Person Storyline from persons present (eventually including a Text-on-screen-video reading of 1st Person storyline)
**Due to the multiple content sources used (and each carrying a undeniable hold on all that can’t be proven – while using the same words to mean different things), there are some words that require the definition to be used in place of the word or re-phrased/re-termed for consistent clarity.**
Original About Page:
Transformation is what this whole life is about. From evolution to being born again; we are all managing what eternity has passed on to us, and will be measured by eternity after us. Thousands of years ago the organisms roaming this planet transformed from massive heavily armored creatures to tiny vulnerable creatures with a magical ability to remember from one generation to the next and share thought during activities. Like every other stage in evolution; we could not have guessed what was next. We who are inside time can only ever know what came before us, and evolution uses factors which none involved could imagine fit into the equation. This current shift in evolution of life on Earth grows out of choice, and is passed on by personal contact.
This next stage is (in the scientifically descriptive sense)… eternal. Whether I am a secular humanist who recognizes that our modern lives are the first generation whose stances, words and decisions will last as long as our continuously connected society survives (going on 10,000 years), or if I’m a Christian whose founder stated that “you are gods” (quoting Jewish scriptures) – we have evolved into creatures who are taken out of nature and turned into gods. No matter our politics, we should start acting like we are born into abilities for which we do not share common understanding of adequate instructions.
These transformations are not externally manageable, because the broken pieces start in our imagination and internal feelings (heart) long before they turn into action. This is where our experience as humans turns messy. From hedonism to faith; each of us insist that “my internal life is not to be regulated by those with power (or without)”; unless the powerful’s demands are in sync mine. We also understand that power is too addictive of an appetite to trust any human with. And yet we recognize that this life is only available if we live it together.
This almost always leads to an “us” vs. “them” perspective, and our focus shifts from what I can give – to what “we” should have done for “me” (oh, I mean “us”). I will never make a good impression, unless I stop focusing on what kind of impression I am making.
Evil is not a force – it is a vacuum, and the most direct remedy is to give. Selfishness is how we express evil. The action and its source bring pain, loss, hatred and blame. If I really want to kill it… give in secret. Try to view conflict from the other’s perspective with the same assumptions and justification I use for self. When “they” are truly off base, hold their hand like I would a blind child. Walk them into seeing/understanding… or realize that their blindness can be managed… and everything else I could ever imagine this life to be. . . thrown in also.
There comes a point in any story when I, the writer, must admit that I only know my own experience and what I have taken by faith from others experience and teachings. Please make no mistake that I am (without apology or hesitation) nothing but Christian. This is to and for the Community who carries our Pattern’s name… the Bride.
To this end this story will assume truth, or at least a piece of Truth, is that the core of all of our histories. Where there is conflict I will assume as an authority: Jesus Christ’s words, mathematical scientific fact, and the indisputable realization that everyone of us are born with the will to make ourselves look better and seem more in the right when we are given the power to do so. We look out for family and then tribe and then identity. I will follow Truth. This I_AM story will use the scientific method to prove the hypothesis that God has worked on our behalf (often despite us), and is centered on the person on whom time literally hinges.
The have been changed, made up or left the same for clarity; mostly because it’s not about them. One thing of which I am absolutely certain, every one of us humans are family to every other human. Fighting between us should not be, and the bloodshed of old times should not be revenged. Our species should resist all using Force to fulfill their appetite of Power. There is no God but God.