THINGS TO PONDER

I have forgotten their names and even their faces have become blurred with the passing of time. It wasn’t intentional, but how else could I live, knowing 11 men died, so that I could survive? They say “Life goes on.” and “Time heals all wounds.” and for some, that may be true… but for others like me, these words have less meaning… for the Scars we must carry to our grave.

——WDM——

I have lived a life of celibacy and non-violence but have gotten screwed so many times by the authorities that I am beginning to feel like a whore.

——WDM——

God is the only thespian in an impromptu performance, and our bodies are the elaborate costumes He uses to disguise His identity… while performing the diverse roles of a myriad of characters in the story of CREATION.

——WDM——

Having completed 74 years of Living in Form, I can tell you that I am still enjoying Life as it is… however, I am also looking forward to shedding this body and experiencing the freedom of flight again. There is so much more I want to know about this Energy we call Life but will have to wait until I earn my death certificate from this Kindergarten course before I can move on to the First Grade.

——WDM——

As the last to survive a sure death situation, I have often wondered if, the Consciousness I regained was the same Consciousness I was in prior to the accident… or had I actually died and recreated a new Consciousness, while those I left behind for dead now mourn for me instead?

——WDM——

I don’t usually watch the Trump rallies, however, the headline was “Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan”, a place I once called home. I got nauseated after only a few minutes but forced myself to listen to him… after all, these were my people standing behind him, shouting praise to every word he spoke. These were the same people who refused to share my parent’s inheritance with the HIV orphans named in their Will because as Buddhist they were all doomed to Hell. These were the same people who when asked by both my Aunt and my Father to donate to these same children instead of giving flowers at their funerals, had the satisfaction of knowing their wishes were heard. There were no flowers surrounding their caskets, however, if their Spirits stayed around long enough for the money to be collected they would have been very disappointed to know that only one of my Aunts friends donated a small amount and none of my Fathers mourners gave even a penny. These are the same people who fired me from Home Missions because I was a rebel. I wore my hair long and asked to many questions about racial problems at Rehoboth Mission.

I wasn’t good enough for them, even though I have spent my life in service to the vulnerable and disadvantaged people of the world… yet here they were shouting praises to a man who exemplifies the words evil and disgusting. They deserve him… and all that he will bring upon them.

——WDM——

It has been a long time since I have sat at the bedside of a dying friend… but the memories of most of those times is still fresh in my mind and as I sit here tonight I ponder the future and wonder how I will handle the inevitable. It always starts will denial… but as the disease progresses it becomes more and more clear that the diagnosis of terminal illness is accurate and as you watch your friend move through the stages of dying, there comes a time when you have to accept the inevitable and begin the process of letting them go.

Often the dying will have a few moments of lucidity and may even appear to be making a recovery from their infirmity. Unfortunately, however, these moments are usually not that long in lasting and soon the bed is wet with urine and the smell of gas and feces escaping the anus fills the air, disturbing the sacredness of the moment… and with the final breath, all hope is lost.

As I watched the election returns last night I had the feeling that I was at the bedside of a dying friend. There were reasons to hold on to the hope that our nation could survive… but by mornings light I saw that the terminal illness of Trumpism had not been defeated and the cancer of white superiority still remains in the body. Best prepare ourselves for a nasty ending.

——WDM——

After watching the news these past few weeks and observing the antics of our political representatives… I must conclude that anyone who would still call themselves a Republican would have to refrain from saying that they were a Christian as well because the leadership of their party is nothing more than dirty old white men who believe that they are supreme beings, entitled to privileges afforded to few others, especially to women.

——WDM——

“Truth lifts the heart like water refreshes thirst.” Rumi

As we await the Truth in this coming week, let us hope that our thirst will be quenched and all hearts will be lifted in unity.

——WDM——

Death is simply an ellipsis in Life….

——WDM——

What would happen to your present understanding of Life, if this very evening you were approached by two non-threatening extraterrestrial beings… who could communicate with you at your level of understanding?

——WDM——

Awakenings often occur, not in the gentle rains of Summer, but in the violent storms of Spring… after a long and harsh Winter has occurred. I hear the wind outside and it’s a howling through the trees and snow is in the forecast. Best prepare yourself for that which is to come.

——WDM——

In his prayer this week at the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem Pastor Robert Jeffress praised President Donald Trump as one who “stands on the right side of you, O God when it comes to Israel.”

Most people who know me understand that I no longer believe in a God Entity and you might, therefore, criticize me for what I am about to say… however, I would like to, in my defense, tell you that I do highly respect any and all people, who find strength in believing a God exists, and who live righteously because of their faith.

I find it difficult however to understand how any true believer would not be outraged at this inference that Donald Trump stands in a place reserved for Jesus.

——WDM——

Life, as we know it, is the inevitable consequence of the physical properties of the Universe we live in. Life, or Existence, has no beginning and no ending and therefore was not created.

To say that Creation is the result of a Creator making something out of nothing is a weak argument. Nothing, by definition, does not exist, and therefore could not have predated an Existence that is Eternal. If there is a God that Exist, then He is not the Creator of Existence…HE IS EXISTENCE… which is what He possibly meant when He referred to himself as “I AM”.

——WDM——

Can there be any greater Joy in Life than that which is known by those who come to realize that they are the intrinsic nature of the Creator and that without them Creation would not exist?

——WDM——

On a dark moonless night, a small wave breaks silently along the shores of some deserted beach, of an island uninhabited by man or beast. The long journey over, it quietly surrenders it’s Uniqueness and willingly slips back into the depths of the Ocean floor. Now some might think that this wave was insignificant, compared to the grandeur of many others much more powerful, yet who of us would dispute the fact that during it’s existence, this wave was, in actuality, the Mighty Ocean?

 

So many people feel at times that their contribution to this Life is of little or no importance. The good they do, seems so insignificant compared to the sacrifices of others… yet, if they were to see themselves as the little wave, they might could understand that any and all acts of kindness or compassion are in fact acts of a Loving God, and that the hand they extend to those in need, is in actuality, the Hand of God Almighty.

 

——WDM——

We are all an expression of the One Life from which the Universe came into being… there is no other Life. To say that there is a God who created Life is to imply that there is some other form of Life, different from ourselves. While this belief may bring comfort to some, it can not save us… for until we recognize that we are the True Creator of all things, change can not happen. All ideations and concepts of a God must be destroyed, for only then will that One Life, which is us all, be able to begin making the changes necessary for Heaven to be built on this Earth.

——WDM——

I believe that the real problem with our world today is a belief that this Life is only a practice run and something better lies ahead… how preposterous is that? Comforting yes, and that is why this lie has been so successful throughout the ages… but everyone knows the facts, and although many choose not to accept it… there is nothing that would suggest we, as individuals, will continue on after taking our last breath. Perhaps the Energy, borrowed from Life, that allowed us to develop our individuality, returns to its source and takes with it information on a memory stick. That information is then downloaded into the main hard drive of Life before it is reformatted and used again… but the individuality is lost forever once the reformatting is done. My reason for sharing this belief, is not to create negativity in the minds of those who practice a religion… but to create enthusiasm for Life in the minds of those who don’t.

——WDM——

 

I am all for equality, let there be no mistake, but with it comes the responsibility for accepting the consequences of our action. If I, as a straight man, wish not for the advances of the Gay community, a Gay bar would perhaps not be the best place for me to get a drink… because in so doing I am implying that that is why I am there.The same goes for a woman who does not wish for the advances of a man… his apartment is perhaps not the best place for her to enter alone… because in so doing she is implying that that is why she is there. If she were drugged and dragged there, she of course has reason to file charges… but if she enters the room on own free will, she should be held equally responsible for the outcome.

——WDM——

All of these people coming forward to express how some person, who has gained recognition or status, treated them badly many years ago, may take down some of the big names for now, but could have a negative effect in the long run… because if men start playing by the new rules, there will be fewer opportunities for underdogs, especially women, to get easy promotions or a pay raise, simply by entertaining the boss. Right or wrong, men are not going to just go away, or stop being competitive and overbearing, simply because the law, or some women, says they must. If women in the work place are potentially going to cause a problem, many executives may decide to just start excluding them. Like it or not, if a woman wants to wear the heavy weight boxing champions belt, she is going to have to get in the ring and fight for it by the same rules as any man… or admit that there are certain areas where men and women are not equal.

 ——WDM——

Although we all have knowledge of the Truth, most have chosen to wrap their nakedness in the fabric of fantasy, refusing to accept responsibility for the role they have played in creating our reality.

 ——WDM——

I realize that many people need to have some assurance of a Hereafter to get them through the struggles in this Life, which is why there are religions to fill that need. Be it a Heaven filled with Angelic Host or a Bedroom filled with Virgins, the promise of a better Afterlife, although comforting, is in my mind the reason for the sad state of our World today. Believing that we are all “sinners” with no hope for redemption, except for the few who, by the grace of a Creator God, become redeemed at some point in the Hereafter, limits our ability to change thIS World, which WE have created. 

ETERNITY is merely the continual renewing of Now… there is no Afternow. Choosing to be an Atheist is about accepting the responsibility for Living Life in the Present. Yesterdays exist only in the memories of those who are now alive… Tomorrows do not exist at all, except in the imaginations of those who dream. NOW is all we will ever have… for Life is a Journey  without beginning or end. 

This, of course, is only my understanding of Life.. you are welcome to reject it without fear of reprisal or eternal damnation.

 ——WDM——

When we see Energy as the connection of all Living Things it unifies us. Energy is Us and We are Energy… however if we add a Creator God to the picture it separates us and makes unity impossible for two reasons. First being, that if a God created the Energy (Light), He is separate from that energy. God is not us and we are not God. He is an Entity that needs to be defined, acknowledged and worshiped, which brings us to the second reason there can not be unity… we all define, acknowledge and worship “God” in different ways and, because we see him as a personal God, my God will always trump your god. I believe that Life is an eternal Energy without beginning or end and the reality we live in is simply Life experiencing Itself. Let us rejoice and be glad in It!

——WDM——

Most Truths are either black or white… but few men can expound on them without adding a bit of color.

——WDM——

We all see the poor everyday, although most of us have become accustomed to them and go about our business by stepping around them. It is no different than any of the other evils, like corruption, injustice, pollution, and Earth’s destruction, that we do nothing about because we assume we are powerless to make a change… but is that really the truth? Have we come to accept as fact, that we are a fallen race of evil beings because of the disobedience of one man and but for the grace of God only some of us will escape this evil life and be able to live with God in the ever after? I would challenge that idea and boldly claim that we are the Creators of the world we live in and as such have the ability to make a change in the way things are. I do it everyday and so can you… simply by being the Jesus in your community.

—–WDM—–

Homosexuality has most likely been around since before mankind evolved. They were and still are accepted in many cultures even today and their actions are not considered sinful or unnatural… however in those cultures developed by the Abrahamic religions it is different. From my point of view, the God of Abraham appears to have had some sexual hangups, since he calls homosexuality an abomination, yet insist that every man must cut his penis to prove his love for him, while telling the woman she must shut her mouth and be covered.

Within the Hindu and Buddhist societies however, homosexuality is more acceptable and the result is far less discrimination toward the individual and less psychological damage resulting from guilt… less suicide amongst young people as well. To tell a young person that they are an abomination because they have an attraction to the same sex is for me the greater sin.

—–WDM—–

One of the most incredible parts of the body, and a good argument for intelligent design… are parts few ever give notice to and are seldom discussed, even though we all use them regularly, and in fact without them we would die. The sphincter muscle has the ability to retain fluids and solids within our body long enough to absorb all of the nutrients from the foods we eat, and one in particular called the anus that keeps the gas and liquid waste tightly concealed within our rectum, until we decide it is convenient to expel them.

There are some people in our society who also act as Sphincters… holding on to beliefs and convictions once considered important for mankind but over time amount to nothing more than shit. Isn’t it time to tell the assholes of this world to empty the rectum so that we can move on, in comfort, to consume new ideas and form new convictions that will make this world a better place to live?

—–WDM—–

The fervent prayer of a righteous man, to any god of his choosing, is an absolutely useless gesture, while kneeling at the waters edge, watching a drowning child go down for the last time. I have no problem with those who find strength in voicing their concerns to an invisible god… but when there is work to be done, I much prefer a silent man with dirty hands.

—–WDM—–

It is my opinion that those who deny that mankind is destroying the Earth and it’s atmosphere, are like those who buy a pack of cigarettes, smile as they read the Warning label, and than light one up. The only difference is that the smoker will only damage his life and possibly the lives of those around him… while the denier could potentially destroy the lives of millions.

—–WDM—–

Christians persecuting Muslim… Muslims persecuting Christians… it should be obvious that those who use their religion as a tool of destruction are not Spiritual beings at all, for no man, who follows a God created in his own image, has any understanding of what it means to be Spiritual.

 —–WDM—–

Love without Justice does not work … and there is no greater example of this than Jesus himself, who ended his ministry not in Love, but in anger… with a whip in his hand.

—–WDM—–

Many have told me that there is but One True God… however, all who have shared this insisted that HE was theirs. A more likely Truth would be that there are as many god’s as there are people who believe in them.

—–WDM—–

The only way Christians will ever defeat Radical Islamist,  is to become even more radical than they are… but until they are willing to get down on their hands and knees several times a day  in public to pray to their God, or strape on a vest filled with explosives and detonate it in some public square to prove their allegience, they will never succeed.

When god’s compete… it is humankind that suffers.

—–WDM—–

I have yet to meet a Christian leader for whom I could hold respect for, once I got to know them personally. That is not to say however, that I believe all who call themselves Christian are unworthy of respect… for I have known and hold in great esteem, many who go by that handle. I have also known and hold in great esteem others who go by different handles and therefore conclude that it is not the handle one uses that earns my respect but the individual behind the name.

—–WDM—–

The beauty of a fragrant rose can be measured by the amount of compost it was grown in… so too, the beauty of a loving and compassionate person can be measured by the degree of difficulties and hardship they have experienced. For that reason, be thankful to those who have mistreated or abused you… for they are the shit you needed for becoming a Rose.

—–WDM—–

In a true democracy, ALL people of a polity are considered equal and NONE have the right to use their race, color, or religious affiliation as a resource to gain an advantage over another. In other words… there is no room for a Trump. 

—–WDM—–

 

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