8.1: Various issues
It should be kept to the original purpose of politics, which drove forth its existence, why it was created in the first place. For that politics should be centred upon the needs of the people and its welfare, in making them able to have a decent life and obtain progress in the society. It has everything to do about that what is considered best for the people, both from within and in the external maters. But it should never be preferred an ideology above the people itself, which such ideology was created for and meant to serve. Thereby should not be carried blind loyalty to a specific ideology, as if such ideology would be permanent or always the best one. But an ideology does only have value for as long time as it can benefit the people, or rather benefit them most in comparison to all current ideologies. However if there will appear a better ideology in the future then it should be adopted, while the obsolete one will be discarded, regardless of that where it is originated from. The methodology of politics is irrelevant to personal merit, sense of truth and justice, in determining whether the contenders are honest, competent, and responsible enough. For that such political tricks are only bound to the time before the man was elected into an office, while it does not deal with the challenges which happen after the election. It can perhaps deal with that man’s image in the eyes of other people, so the man will be able to hold his office, rather than by losing their trust too soon. But the political tricks do otherwise not make the man a better person, a better leader, or a better reformer. All men can wish for a good consequences or outcome, but the difference does namely consist in the means, ‘how’ it can actually be achieved, by what or whom, above others. This is why people do disagree with each other and become divided into political factions. If the man had once been bad but he is now being good; then it is preferable to that if the man had once been good but he is now being bad. It does not make any sense when honest and competent men are being slandered and condemned and rejected because of something bad which belonged entirely to the past. (This does apply to weaknesses and mistakes and humiliating incidents which are not being concealed crimes.) It corresponds to that if a champion in sport would be belittled and not allowed to compete, because he had once been bad in this sport far back in time or that he had once made mistakes during his training far back in time. Or a healthy man is not allowed to participate in a challenge, because he had once been sick and too weak to do so back then. Even so we should consider our past faults and mistakes as temporary setbacks that happened in our path to spiritual progress, while we were still being weak and ignorant. But once we have learned from it and improved and managed to reach spiritual progress in the long run, as our final destination; then everything before it ceases to matter and is no longer to be held against us. It has been said that evil prevails when good men do nothing. It can also be said that evil prevails when a man with good qualities loses faith in himself and he does not aspire for good things, because bad men which lack all good qualities have ganged up on him with continual slander and accusations. The success of bad men is founded upon the low self-esteem of their victims. Or even that the good man is now doing everything perfect on his behalf then the majority of the people do still allow themselves to be swayed by superficial and petty things, as if the mention of past faults and mistakes could undo every good act of the good man, and that it would instead be favoured those that never do any good things. Bad men have nothing good to be praised for, so they seek to find fault with the opponent in order to to divert people’s attention away from their own incompetence.
It is not like the man does first need to belong to a specific ideology or a political faction, before he can finally become wise and competent enough, in discovering proper solutions. For the truth and the justice is originated from the divinity, and belongs to it alone, so the man is merely receiving from its abundance, while having created nothing on his own. The solutions are originated from within the individual, but he does not need to implicate it to a specific ideology or a political faction, since it only appeared afterwards. Each proposal should be evaluated by its own merit, rather than by being mixed together with other irrelevant proposals, belonging to the same political party. It should be elected the best proposal, and the best person, which had been offering that same proposal. Political factions are somewhat identical to the medieval setting in Europe, when many irrelevant fields or studies were mixed together, rather than by being separated. For an example then it was mixed theology with practical fields, so the theology only got in the way of the other, creating needless presumptions and restrictions in the process. It is the same thing with political factions at our times, because it includes both wise and foolish persons, wise and foolish proposals, which are mixed into one whole. It would have been better if political factions were abolished, while it would rather be elected individuals into office, and voted for proposals, without the factional attachment. The concepts of the ‘public opinion’, the ‘majority’, and the ‘whole’, are overrated. It is not quantity which makes the opinion right, but it is rather based upon its quality. The group consists of individuals, and all opinions are originated in them. So it happens in one man at a time, and there is had one opinion at a time. The prevailing public opinion does not explain ‘why’ the people have such opinions, based upon what inner source.
What would be the ideal government? No man is worthy to be called a leader except Jesus Christ. He is our Lord and Saviour, the very embodiment of truth and justice. Let’s say that there would be made a throne, and yet no man would be allowed to sit on it. That throne would remain empty while it is waited for the return of the rightful king. And on that throne is written: ‘This throne is dedicated to the truth, the sincerity, the outspokenness, the understanding, the wisdom, the knowledge, the goodness, the charity, the purity, the innocence, the inner beauty, the justice, the fairness, the compassion, the mercy, the generosity, the humility, the courage, the temperance, the patience, the long-suffering.’ Or, ‘This throne is dedicated to the truth and every good quality there is’. That empty throne would serve as a symbolic gesture, that we are meant to be ruled/governed by the good things which come from God and belong to Him, even that we cannot see God and even that we do not know whether the Lord will come back in our time. It does not matter whether we can see God or not, so long as we submit to God in our hearts and we abide by the moral principles that He does stand for. It is not like somebody is supposed to become a great man/leader, which is supposed to know much and be capable of much, while everyone else remain ignorant and uninspired and incompetent. When we have faith in God and acknowledge His power in our lives (and within us); then we wait patiently for God to rouse our heart and spirit, to inspire us with good sense of the matters that need to be decided, and to make us aspire for that which is being noble and beneficial to the well-being of the whole. It would be something like this: We pray to God and ask Him to help/lead us through the matters at hand. Then we all wait until God will choose to rouse (stir up) the heart and spirit of someone somewhere. Then that person will step forward and share that what God has put into the heart of that person. It is like God is able to make anyone anywhere at any time into a helper for the community. It does correspond to that when God chose judges and sent them as saviours to the Israel people. It would be a divinely inspired government of the heart and spirit, where every man is being equal before God and where God‘s distribution of spiritual gifts can reach to anyone. If it comes to that then God is capable of making a fool experience an inspired and wise opinion, where it is something which comes and goes, and which is being inspired and wise in a single matter (one matter at a time). It is like the fool is acting out of character, where he continues to be a fool after this inspiration just as he had been before receiving it. A same thing can apply to a weak and timid man in experiencing a courageous aspiration in standing up to injustice and corruption. It would not involve ‘theocracy’ as what has hitherto been tried in the human history. It would not involve false and corrupt men pretending to represent God in everything, as if their every opinion was supposed to be an ultimate truth and the voice of God. It would not involve that in taking the name of God in vain, like when impostors implicate their own self-interest and foolish opinions to the will of God. It does not work out when it is tried to mix that which is spiritual with that which is carnal, when it is tried to make the spiritual things serve the agenda of the worldly things (like when God is supposed to support an unjust war and offer justification for that war being waged, when that war is really being founded upon covetousness for dishonest gain and rivalry of proud men). A priest is someone who is meant to pray for the people and plead on their behalf before God. The priest prays that God might prepare the hearts of the people for God and open their hearts to Him and make their hearts right before Him, that they might possess pure and good intentions in everything, that they might know how to approach God in the right way and ask God for the right things. However the priest is at the same time being ignorant and incapable in worldly matters. He does not really know anything about the actual ‘means’ in making wise decisions and capable executions in worldly matters. That is something which does rather fit a king-alike person. That person is meant to be naturally endowed and educated and experienced for handling worldly matters. So the priest helps the people possess pure and good intentions, while the king-alike person helps the people to make good things come true, in what way they need to react and act in the matters at hand. The priest helps the people to head in the right direction (in what direction to turn to), while the king-alike person helps the people on/during the way and he helps them to reach the destination. The king-alike person gives a good personal example and he is the first one on the fore-front, that his force-driven presence might encourage everyone else to follow and do the same things.
Law and order is not only meant to protect innocent people and punish criminals. The spirit of the law is meant to free the people from all fears of criminals, so the people will no longer allow the criminals to have power over their will, nor obey them in anything. So the people will be bold enough to stand up for their rights, and fight against corruption, as if the concern for truth and justice had priority over their own personal safety. The spirit of the law is also about a preventive measure, to encourage honest conduct and discourage dishonest conduct, so that people will not consider the latter to be worth the trouble. The law is both meant to punish the criminal after the evil act, and to prevent further harm, since there would otherwise be more transgressions and victims in the future. The main problem does consist in the criminal’s deliberate will to sin, so that will must either be separated from the person, or that person will be separated from the society. This is why convicts are either given the possibility to rehabilitate themselves, or to remain in isolation. The man did create the laws of the society, but the laws did not create the man. The laws and their regulations are meant to make it easier for the people to obtain justice, to make that process efficient, and less likely to be abused or exploited in any way. The laws and their regulations should thereby adapt to the human beings, when it comes to fulfil their needs, maintain their freedom, security, and dignity intact. But it should not be preferred the regulations above the welfare of the human being, like when it does involve needless formalities, sluggish process, and stupid technicalities, which fails to protect the honest citizens in time. The fight against criminal organizations must always be flexible, responsive, and adaptable, by heading straight for the root of the problem and come up with necessary measures, since that guilt is already transparent for all to see.
If a crime does only involve transient things and lifeless objects then it should not call for harsh measures, unless it had deprived the victims of basic necessities in order to survive. For that no person became harmed in any way, merely involving superfluous loss of luxuries. But the life of the criminal is more important than the material possessions which were stolen or destroyed. Imagine how stupid it would be to esteem a human being to be of equal worth as these or those objects, no matter how expensive it was, since it was not that necessary to the owner. It can be commended criminals for having a sense of decency, by being compassionate and merciful enough in leaving innocent people alone, and unharmed. It is true that the man is a sinner, but he is still being a humble sinner, when it comes to being honest about his human frailty and in sparing those that live in weakness. A destitute man might have stolen in order to survive, and a mentally-suffering man made use of illegal drugs in order to feel better, but it has to do with human frailty and seeming forcing of circumstances above any deliberate wickedness. A truly wicked person is dictated by an ill will, where it seeks for opportunity and pretence to do wickedness. A truly wicked person seeks to exploit and abuse the weak. But the humble sinner does have the heart in the right place and is being decent in the greater matters, despite all his misguidance and failings. It does not make any sense when the society does want all criminals to suffer for their acts, regardless of the act itself, even that the criminals differ in their intentions and choices. This can also apply about the conditions within the prison, when the worst criminals abuse the better sort, which does far exceed the actual crime and the official punishment.
There exist crimes which involve a mutual blame. A man does sell illegal drugs which are detrimental to the health of the person using them, and yet all of this was being done with the consent of the person buying them. A covetous man seeking/expecting fornication does allow himself to be tricked into sending naked pictures of himself to a person which does then blackmail him with it. Such crimes would not have happened if the other person had not intentionally sought for the criminal and willingly made him obtain power over its will. That in selling illegal drugs is a crime, but far worse crimes consist in that when criminals trade human lives to the highest bidder, when they enslave helpless people and force them to work for them (human trafficking, sex slavery), and when they threaten and harm those that are unwilling to comply with them. That should call for harsher punishment and multiply the years of the sentence in comparison to crimes which are not being directed against the person. It is a wicked thing in itself when the wicked get rich by selling illegal drugs, since they will make use of that ill-gotten gain to sponsor more serious crimes and to further human misery. Every crime involving despicable treatment of a human being should call for a harsh punishment, like when it is betrayed the trust of an mentally impaired person (old, sick, person in love) and defrauded it, when it is played with the feelings of a person and openly shamed it, when during relationship it is sought to isolate the person from everyone and everything. And when it is bullied those that are physically lesser or unable to defend themselves, when it is abused a child or family members, when it is sexually abused a person, when it is inflicted violence for the purpose of intimidation or disfigurement or permanent harm. Even if a particular crime might not seem to be as serious as other crimes then it is not a question of that how much dishonest gain was had from it, or how much consequences it had upon the victim, but rather how despicable such attitude was in the first place. It is something do despicable in itself that it should not even be considered the possibility of doing it.
It could be discoursed upon matters like global warming, human pollution, hunger and poverty in countries, but in this work it will only be done so briefly. It should of course be done something about it, but the author of this work is no expert in such matters. It is not like one should be preaching this or that to other people, and criticize them for apathy, while one’s own life is not that different in the fundamental aspect. For that one has not been planting any trees, or consuming food without leaving any waste. And one has not been travelling across the world and sought to make a difference in the lives of other people. It can only be said that the solution does not consist in that of merely reducing human pollution, by making a compromise which chooses the lesser evil. It should rather be replaced the wrong things with the right ones, which in this case does reach to planting and a habitable ecosystems, in helping the earth regenerate its wounds.
It can also be discoursed upon unequal division of wealth, when the rich people become even richer while the poor people become even poorer. It can be ridiculed the situation when the men in power refuse to increase the salaries of the poorest workers, while hiding behind some technical issue, a concept which belongs to an education like business and economics. Such technical issue might seem to sound intelligent and outlandish to the common people, where they don’t know how to respond and are ready to accept it as a valid explanation. It is because the common people do not know the field in question, where they lack a comprehensive overview, the context between the concepts and when it applies (the conditions). But that technical issue is merely pretence, an excuse which was invented afterwards, while it is not the original reason, explaining why the men in power choose to refuse. For the men in power deem everything to be possible when their selfishness in concerned, while everything is supposed to be impossible in regard to other people, since these men do not want to help other people at the expense of their own self-interest. That is the root of the problem, the selfishness of the men involved, making them covetous for power and wealth, so it can be spent upon luxury and self-indulgence. The men in power do thereby not possess the will to help other people, where they do not feel the need to do it, do not want to do it, and do not choose to do it. It would correspond to a situation if a rich man would come across a dying man upon the road. Then the rich man would refuse to help the dying man, by claiming that it was because of his beautiful clothes, that the material was not suitable for the rescue. Such an excuse is of course foolish and irrelevant, because the rich man did only need to intervene according to his human capability.
Fanatics and terrorists are to be found in all countries, which are namely people which prefer a specific ideology or religious errors above the welfare of other human beings. The fanatics do not love or care for other people, but have instead based their life upon hatred and impulsiveness. Such men do first want to harm an innocent person, and they do afterwards invent reasons as its pretence, as if there was something rational about the wicked deeds. The fanatics do thereby seek to distort the interpretation of religious writings, until they will get the meaning which they want or want to believe. For they want to be allowed to kill innocent people, and make a profit from their misery, as if such wicked deeds were for the greater good or where something good was supposed to come from it. It can be mentioned when fanatics persecute innocent people for imaginary transgressions, like by accusing them of blasphemy or having failed to uphold some religious customs. But such fanatics are at the same time guilty of far worse errors against the divinity, for such men have ascribed their own foolish and wicked opinions to the divinity, taken the name of the divinity in vain and lied about its divine will. Therefore have the fanatics sought to make the divinity become their mouthpiece of propaganda, and they have pretended to be gods by doing so, as if the divinity did only signify their self-interest.
Hatred and impulsiveness had already existed in the fanatic from the very beginning, even before any enemies appeared on the scene, were invented or looked for elsewhere. And the same evil nature will continue to exist in the fanatics after such enemies are gone, so they will instead turn upon their own people through new pretences. It is because the fanatics are still looking for opportunities to unleash their hatred upon someone. It can be mentioned when fanatic speak about committing all kinds of atrocities in the name of the ‘whole’, whether it is supposed to be their own country or the wellbeing of their own people. But it proves to be hypocritical in its nature, because these same fanatics do not care the least for a single person which they can meet with. For the fanatics do not evaluate the life of a human being as precious in itself, but only according to profit and advantage, as if the person were a mere means or tools for some selfish ends. The whole world does consist of individuals, and a crime against one person is the same thing as a crime against the whole mankind, since it happens to one person at a time. It is a common practice among fanatics to blame foreigners for all the problems in their own society, where it is attempted to create a fear about the unknown. But the fanatics prove to be the worst problem, because they possess the deliberate will to inflict suffering and shame upon innocent people, which is far worse than anything else in the world. It is indeed a mad thing to presume that the murder of an innocent person is somehow meant to help the society, in making the people more virtuous and enlightened in their affairs.
It is not like fanatics do only apply to religions, but it can also apply to racists and fascists, when specific fanatics pretend to be fighting against another kind of fanatics. It does not matter where the fanatic is originated from, if the attitude and the conduct is the same. A white racist is just as self-centred as a black racist, because in both cases they are exalting their own colour or race, while it is discriminated everyone else. However if the white racist had been born black then he would have exalted that colour instead. It should be seen this in context with Muslim terrorists, and fascists within the western society. For that both groups want to persecute innocent people that belong to the other side, and they are ready to corrupt their own people from the inside, in the name of unity against a ‘common enemy’. It should be condemned terrorism in any form, and regardless of that whether the terrorist does come from within our society or somewhere else. When a war between countries is involved then it does not make any sense that the decent men among them should be killing one another on large scale. Should it not rather be fought against the wicked men found within each country! This does apply to organized crime, or namely any organization which treats human beings in a despicable way and makes a profit of their misery. It does apply to those individuals that are most hard-hearted and unrepentant and cruel in their wicked ways. Surely wickedness is the only justifiable target, meant to be uprooted and wiped off the face of the earth.
Philosophical questions are usually bound to matters that are beyond the man’s reach, which he is still not capable of discovering, or the things in question are not accessible to him. But even that he man could acquire truthful answers to such lofty questions then it would still not change anything, what is the man’s current position and what he can do about it. For the answer does not have any practical use, where is not relevant to the man’s internal condition or the challenges ahead, so it does not make its process easier to endure. The man is still in the same position, just as before he came up with such question in the first place, since he does not know in what way he can make a proper use of the answer. The divinity will still continue to function in the same way, and the truth will always continue to be the truth, even that the man does not know it, or recognizes it not. It is only sufficient to know that the divinity knows the truth and is in position to do something about it, but it is not as important that we can know it, frail and incapable as we are. It does not matter whether we can be ‘right’ or ‘win’ an argument against another person, for the truth should be cherished for its own sake, and have priority over our selfish desires.
The meaning of life should not be difficult to discover, if the man knows what it is to love. Is not the divinity our supreme parent, having created us in order to love us unconditionally! Did not the divinity create us so it could share everything with us, even its own heart and spirit! True parents love their child with pure and sincere heart, where their only concern is to make their child healthy and happy, at peace and enjoying every moment. It is also about teaching the child to be a decent person, and in living well, to the best of its conscience. It is not like the child came into the world in order to offer selfish advantage to its parents, where the child would first need to do this or that before it could deserve love. For the parents already loved the child even before it was born, and it has everything to do about that what the parents want to do for their child, what is deemed best for its welfare. This is the grace of the divinity, in having loved us first, even before we loved it in turn. The man has nothing to offer to the divinity, which the divinity does not already possess. But it is only sufficient to love the divinity in good faith, before the man can be able to love himself and other people, since he sees himself through the eyes of the divinity. The man is given a free will so he can acknowledge this by his own willing consent. It is about following the divinity with a perfect freedom and understanding, because it is truly believed in its goodness, what it is capable of in our life.
It is now popular to ponder whether life does exist on other planets, whether intelligent ‘aliens’ would be involved, and whether they would possess the ability to invade the earth. It became a popular question after the human race possessed the technology to explore the space and travel for a limited distance, but it proves to be too self-centred in it nature. The technology has changed and the man’s perception about himself, but everything else has remained the same, concerning the earth’s position in the universe. The human race does implicate its own technology to possible aliens, as if it was only a more exaggerated version of that what does already exist upon the earth. It does correspond to science fiction, where the future is supposed to be a bigger proportion of the present time, but the objects are otherwise identical to each other, concerning their general role. It can be a superfluous thing to know whether there is a life on other planet or not, distant as it is, while the human race is destroying its own planet. If the human race is negligent and irresponsible of its own planet then it will also be unworthy of other planets in the future. The human race is it own worst enemy, because of its own selfishness, indifference, and ignorance. If the human people treat each other in such way then they will be no better to aliens, at least in the long run, after having become accustomed to their company. It can rather be claimed that the aliens would be better off, if the human race had never discovered them. For that if aliens exist then it means they have already been able to survive and prosper on their own, without the involvement of the human race. And these aliens would continue to do so, whether the human race knew of them or not, so it is like everything would already be acceptable as it is, during secrecy and discretion. Such arrangement would make much more sense, than if the human race would first discover the aliens on another planet, and then decide to leave them alone or do them no harm. To sum it up then the human race does first need to change itself for the better, before it is in position to the same thing to other life-forms, upon the earth or elsewhere.
Some people have speculated whether the human race had been created by aliens, where intelligent life-forms could have used their advanced technology in order to do so. But such theory does not solve anything, nor does it disprove anything about the divinity. If there were some aliens that created the human race then they must in turn have been created by someone else, and so forth, until it would be traced oneself back to the divinity, the original creator, the being which came first, before everything else. This is why it can just as well have been the divinity which created the human race directly, rather than if there would be some intercessors, or someone else to share the credit. It has even been speculated whether aliens are manipulating the human race behind the scene, by pretending to be the divinity or some supernatural force. What if all these Biblical miracles and supernatural signs did actually happen, and yet these same things were really ‘special effects’ from a technologically superior aliens, exploiting the credulity of primitive humans and ‘stifling’ their natural progress (collapse of the Roman Empire, superstition during dark ages and middle ages)? What if the same aliens have both pretended to be angels and devils, both working for God and working against Him, that they might keep the human people in check and hinder them from progressing? These ‘spiritual beings’ were all the time carnal, making use of cloaking technology and ‘appearance-changing technology’ (a space-ship could look like a cloud). There exists a good force and an evil force in the universe, and these two are always opposing each other in every aspect, dividing every living being into either camp. The human race is unable to witness the process directly, what does happen in an invisible way behind the scene, how an angel and a devil are supposed to fight each other. The human race does only need to concern itself about the spiritual struggle, concerning free will and moral choices, what kind of values or principles belong to either source. It does otherwise apply that the evil force seeks to deceive and manipulate the human race behind the scene, but not through some physical form and materialistic technology. The evil force can change its outward appearance and shape, so that some people presume that they are seeing aliens, mythological creatures, dead persons, or something they are afraid of. But it is merely an illusion, something which only happens in the eyes of the human beings, while the evil force continues to be impalpable, spirits that have no substance. When we experience visions of other-worldly beings then it is either evil spirits pretending to be them, or the evil spirits as telepathic beings are behind us conjuring such illusions in front of us.
Just like the human people can create convincing illusions in computer and in television; then evil spirits can create convincing illusions in our mind and in our dreams. Different things are put together to present a convincing world, a convincing story, and a convincing characters, whether it involves video games or movies. A real person does lend its voice to a fictional character in a video game, where the latter does not look like the real person. A similar thing applies when evil spirits conjure imaginations of people that we know of, and the evil spirits put their own words into their mouth (or they say/repeat something bad at the same time we see these imaginations). A human actor participates in one staged scene at a time, which is then cut and mixed with other staged scenes, that it might create the illusion of a continuous flow of time and course of events. A similar thing applies when evil spirits conjure memories of a single moment which is taken out of context (the event in whole), and they immediately implicate/mix this to another memory of a passing moment, that it might enforce a narrow-minded view of the past. At our times then people can change their outward appearance through the use of costumes and make up/over (including prosthetic) and special effects in film industry. At our times then any foolish and evil person can make use of such things in order to look like a heavenly being (or as what people presume that a heavenly being would look like). It is not far-fetched that technologically advanced aliens can make use of corresponding things in order to deceive and manipulate the human race, and that they have already done so many times in the course of the human history. Let’s say that the devil would appear in his real form to the man. The devil would look ugly and distorted and pale to the man. The devil would then claim something false and foolish and indecent (morally wrong), and ask the man to do something false and foolish and indecent, which the man refuses to do because of that how transparently bad the outward appearance of the devil is. Let’s say that the devil would leave the man, and next the devil would put on a costume of a beautiful angel and carry a device which produces bright shining light around him. Then the devil appears again to the man in this beautiful and shining form, and the devil now claims exactly the same false and foolish and indecent things, and asks the man to do exactly the same false and foolish and indecent things (as what the devil had originally said to the man in his bad looking form). And now the man becomes filled with fear or awe, and he is now ready to do these false and foolish and indecent things, solely because of the outward appearance of this spiritual messenger, even that it involves exactly the same content/essence of the first visit, and its compliance will lead to exactly the same wrong reactions and consequences. It should be taken this into consideration regarding every experience which can seem to be supernatural, whether it involves visions or dreams or hallucinations. It is not enough that we can witness or experience a visit from a being which looks other-worldly, as if we were then supposed to immediately ‘swallow’ everything that it says to us. It should be looked beyond the outward appearance of that being, and rather focused upon that in evaluating its message to us, whether it does conform to that which is being true and wise and decent (morally right).
Jesus Christ is no longer among us in His physical body, but He is being near to us in His spiritual body. Even that we cannot see what Jesus Christ does look like then we are still able to know Him through His teachings and principles in the Scripture. It does involve the spirit or the essence behind everything which Jesus Christ said and did. If we abide by the same things as Jesus Christ then we will be able to accomplish the same things as Him. We cannot see the ‘hero’ but we have an access to writings that reveals to us the heart and spirit of that ‘hero’, what it was that drove that ‘hero’ from within and that made him do these things. It does not matter that we did not live during the same time as Jesus Christ, that we did not personally see Him and did not see these events regarding Him (visual perception). It is only sufficient to believe the testimony of the Scripture, that we might spiritually discern what comes from Christ and which belongs to Him, what things Christ had done and which He would have done in our situation. By knowing these things then we will be able to see through every illusion and deception, and deny/reject every presumption and error that might contradict it. Even if someone would look exactly like Jesus Christ, and claim that he was Jesus Christ, and that he had for a second time arrived upon the earth, and that all kinds of supernatural signs and ‘gratifying sights’ were following him; then none of these things on their own would manage to impress us and make us sway from our conviction. We would first consult with the teachings and principles of the Scripture, and evaluate whether that person was being consistent with the very same things. It is ultimately about that whether something is being true and morally right. If the man dreams that of being contacted by a seemingly supernatural being (Jesus Christ, a saint, or an angel), which is supposed to bring him message from God and bid him do something; then it is a good rule of thumb that the man should afterward (when awake) pray to God and ask for confirmation, whether this supernatural being was really being of God, or whether it was the devil (yet again) pretending to be a messenger of God. It is acknowledged that God is able to make a miracle and contact us in a supernatural way, and we really want to hope the best and believe something to be of the good. But we also acknowledge that we have hitherto come into contact with so many devils in dreams and had so many false experiences in dreams; that we will not be surprised if this new dream experience turns out to be yet another lie.
The man is more likely to experience hallucinations or visions of supernatural beings when he has been mentally unstable and distracted and neglectful of himself in the long run. It does not make any sense that the the man should boast of that in having seen a supernatural being or experienced something supernatural; when he is at the same time being so mentally impaired that he is unable to maintain focus and unable to make sound decisions and unable to take care of himself. It is preferable that the man be spiritually sober and sound while experiencing no supernatural visions in his life, rather than that the man should experience supernatural visions in his life while being enslaved by the mind. A virtuous life (good sense, good qualities, good works, good success) without supernatural experience is preferable to that in having supernatural experience without a virtuous life. Truly the good things which come from God and belong to Him are the greatest miracles. That the man might feel good and aspire for good things, and notice other people in a good way and treat them in a good way. Supernatural signs are irrelevant to the goodness of God and what His goodness can do in our lives. The faith does regard/involve things which exist and yet are not seen. It is not being an universal example, but in dreams the man can see things which are lacking/absent in his life, while the man does not see things which are already there in his life. The man does not see the angels of God while he is being good, and the man does not see devils while he is being bad. Exactly the opposite thing can apply. If the man is being blameless in his life then he does have bad experience with devils in his dreams and he sees them, because he is not under their bad influence when being awake. The devils persecute/haunt the man in his dreams because during his awake the devils are not getting anything from the man. But if the man is full of blame in his life and/or he has spiritually reached the bottom in his life (desperation) then he can have experience with angels in his dreams and he can see or hear them (singing), because the man is not being under their good influence when being awake. The angels of God are trying to encourage the man to have faith and hope, because the man has not been willing to receive anything from God (which they represent). If the man is already being good then he does not need to experience contact with angels of God in his dreams, because he does already have these angels in his life. If the man is already being bad then the devils do not need to try to persecute him into becoming bad, because he does already have these devils in his life. The man does not see the spiritual beings which are already present within him, in what way his heart is governed and what moral choices he makes.
The evil force seeks to deceive and manipulate the human race through the mindset, where evil spirits insert their own thoughts into the human people and try to make the latter think that these are their own thoughts. The evil spirits do so telepathically. It is slowly pushed the human people into a wrong direction until the common mindset has gotten so bad that people strive against one another on a large scale. The evil force makes use of subtle and indirect approach, as when a shadow follows the man (imitating) and is near enough (to the point). The evil spirits do not want to reveal themselves by going too far, but they try to make these thoughts somehow related to the man’s current position and then one step ahead. It is like someone close to the man and knowing about his personal life would begin by mentioning something which the man already knows, and next how the man is being affected by it, and then suggest something improper as its assumption/reaction (stretching that matter to extreme). It is much more subtle than if that someone would immediately suggest something extreme and improper to the man, as if completely unexpected, since that would make the man suspicious of the suggester and questioning his motives. While the man is being so absorbed by that how thoughts affect him then he fails to notice what is causing these thoughts. The human people should cease to see enemies in each other, but they should rather notice the true enemy within. If the man gives himself time to be silent within and cease all effort within then he will become aware that these thoughts keep coming over to him (automatic), that he is in no control of that what thoughts are passing through, that it is not really himself which is thinking this and calling for it (manually). The human people should unite against these invisible spiritual beings, where it can hopefully be invented technology which can reveal these spiritual beings to the waking human eye and protected the human mind from their telepathic attacks. These aliens are telepathic beings which are able to ‘read our souls’ and know everything which has happened in our lives (both within and without), and they seek to make use of that knowledge against us in order to quell down our progress. It is like a mature man would be making use of all kinds of methods and tricks in order to convince a child to have low self-esteem and aspire for nothing good. Or that mature man would be doing everything in his power to annoy/bother the child, and to make the child become so fearful and/or angry that it monopolizes everything within it (thereby leading to neglect of all its good qualities).
When the man closes his eyes and sleeps then he can see within himself (dreams). When the man comes into contact with various persons in his dreams then he should not be fooled by their outward appearance, since it involves the same spiritual beings putting on a different ‘costume’. If there exists corruption in the man’s life then the evil spirits draw energy from it, so that they can take on a ‘fair human form’ or look like someone the man knows. But if the man is free of corruption then the evil spirits will become ‘spiritually bare’, revealing their true form, which is ugly and distorted and pale. If the man is spiritually blind and corrupt in his life then he will dream seemingly ‘positive’ scenarios with the evil spirits that are feeding on his life-force. The man is spiritually drunk and participating with them in spiritual debauchery, without realizing that all of this is one great illusion and really being at the expense of his soul’s condition. But if the man is spiritually sober and free of blame then the man will often experience ‘sleep-paralysis’, where the evil spirits harass him and seek to intimidate him. It can happen that an evil spirit grabs the man from behind, takes him up and flies somewhere, bites a part of his body, or comes at him from the sides. It reveals the weakness of the evil spirits, since they crave after the man’s attention and they cannot sustain themselves without him. Also the evil spirits are being so cowardly and pathetic that they only dare to attack the man while he is lying paralyzed in his bed. Even that the evil spirits might look so ugly and monstrous that the man becomes afraid of their appearance; then it is still not the same thing as if they were courageous and strong. It is only sufficient to be willing to look the evil spirit straight into his face and tell him that one is not afraid of him, even that one cannot move and defend oneself.
It is a more challenging and more difficult thing to experience undeserved adversity than an undeserved prosperity. It is a more challenging and more difficult thing to experience persecution from devils than to experience a visitation from angels. Jesus Christ is the true hero because He was both willing and able to experience all these undeserved bad things for the sake of His people. Even if a false/phony believer does experience prosperity in worldly matters then it has no bearing upon that what position he does hold in the eyes of God. Even if a false/phony believer does not experience any spiritual adversity from devils then it does not mean that he is already free of blame and doing the will of God. Self-righteous people presume that when something good or bad befalls a specific person then that person must have first done something to deserve it and call for it, when it is really something which is beyond the control of that person. When the man is being constantly haunted by the mind and experiencing misleading signs in the body; then it might give the impression that the man has already been guilty of that in sinning and that he is now experiencing its bad consequences. And yet the man has not been desiring anything bad, and not been seeking anything bad, and he has not been saying anything bad, and not been doing anything bad. All this adversity of the mind and the body is being undeserved and uncalled for. It is precisely because the man is being a true follower of Christ that he is undergoing these bad unwanted things. It corresponds to that what happened to Job. There was a debate in heaven between God and the devil about the motive of Job’s faith. Will the man keep believing in God and keep justifying God (in being true and righteous), even that he does never seem to be rewarded for it, and even that it seems that he is always being punished for it? That is the true test, what is the worth of the man’s personal conviction. Is it gold-alike and able to last through the burning fire? It can happen that even that the man has done something good then he cannot stop having bad experience. There does not happen anything good within, whether it does involve certainty about the good act or spiritual relief from the bad experience. And yet the man keeps doing good things because it is the good thing to do. All this personal experience has no bearing on the man’s choices. It is not like the man must first have a good experience before doing good things, as if that was supposed to be some kind of sign that guarantees that it should be done. Neither should the man be swayed by that when he has a bad experience while considering doing a good thing, as if that was supposed to be some kind of sign to dissuade him from it (doubt). The man’s faith is able to pass through all these spiritual walls.
The man can find himself in a situation where good things are being deprived of him and bad things are being forced upon him. The man has no control of the situation, where he cannot get the good things back again and he cannot make the bad things go away. If the man finds himself in a situation where he has been backed into a corner, and he cannot avoid the bad things that are chasing him, and he will either way suffer bad things; then the only thing that he can do is to confess the truth about it and be willing to suffer it through. Remember that Job had all good things taken away from him and he could thereby not offer any good possessions (sacrifices) to God. It was like Job was being naked. He had been stripped down to his heart and soul, as the only remaining things. Sometimes the only thing that we can do in a seemingly impossible situation is to open our hearts to God and confess the truth. That we are being frail and just as much in need of God, that God is a true and just judge whose verdicts we submit ourselves to. It can happen that we do something wrong and we experience guilt about it afterwards. Like when we experience situation where we know what is the right thing to do, and yet we find ourselves unwilling to do it and we maintain our distance. We have been shutting our hearts to someone and discriminating him. We have already made a wrong choice and we cannot change what has happened. There is nothing that we can say and do in order to defend or justify that wrong choice. However, the thing remaining is to confess the truth about it, and allow God to judge us for it, and wait for things to turn out the way it pleases God. That God might forgive us, and help us to receive His forgiveness. That God might free us from all concerns about our self-image, self-interest, and self-preservation. That God might help us to be only concerned about the well-being of the person involved, instead of us being only concerned about that how our wrong/neglectful treatment of the person might make us look bad in the eyes of other people and make us lose their esteem. That it is not important what bad things can happen to our lives and how we can be affected by it in a bad way, so long as God is blessing the persons involved which we have transgressed against or neglected. That God is able to make things up to the persons which we failed to do good to. And we confess that it is one thing to come up with beautiful words or seem to say all the right things, while it is another thing whether we truly mean them in our hearts and find ourselves willing to act upon them. Hence we ask God for help to set things right in our hearts and prepare our hearts for it. That to begin with it can actually be felt that which is being right. Instead of us pretending to be perfect and saying ‘something’ beautiful then we rather ask God to convince us of that which is being true and right. That instead of us considering ourselves obligated to say ‘something’ before God (centred on our self, reaction to our self) then we rather wait for God to say something to us which will ‘blow’ us into the right direction. That with the time, later on, we can have better feeling/sense for the matters involved. It is not like we wait for some kind of sign that we are ‘off the hook’ and that we can afterwards feel better about ourselves. If God forgives us and/or we no longer experience guilt over the matter then it does not mean that we should lift/raise up our heads (become self-confident). We keep bowing down our heads under God’s jurisdiction. We continue to be just as humble throughout all these situations. The good things which happen before and after, and the bad things which happen before and after; these same things do not change our attitude in remaining humble before God.
Even that we have been experiencing good lot for a long time and it is like bad things have been far away from us; then we should still never sleep on our spiritual guard and begin to judge/condemn people in our hearts. We committed great and many sins in the past, and God has forgiven us all these things and made us forget them for most part. We should not remember the details of our past sins (that we might not again be tempted into doing the same things, and/or that we should not allow personal attacks to make us lose faith in ourselves in living well today), but we should still remember that these sins were being great and many (general description). Instead of thinking about other people in a bad way and consider ourselves in position to judge/condemn them; then we should only be mindful of that in giving account of our own sins before the divinity. We are now experiencing good times because we are now under the grace of the divinity and the divinity has hitherto chosen to tolerate us. But we would never have experienced these good times if the divinity had not chosen to forgive us all these great and many sins back then. Hence our position now is being just as frail as our position back then. The divinity is capable of recalling everything in a blink of an eye. It can be confessed the following self-righteous thing. When we have experienced good lot for a long time then we begin to take it for granted, and we forget what is like to experience the bad things which other people are now going through. Hence we become apathetic toward those that now having hard times. It can happen that we come across a person that is having it bad and is in need of spiritual help/support. And yet we are being so occupied with our own lives and its routine that we consider ourselves not have time for that person and we do nothing in that regard. Afterwards when we realize our lack of charity then we can experience guilt over the matter, and yet that same guilt is being made upon wrong basis (self-centered). For that we can become afraid that our wrong choice will have repercussions on our good life, that the divinity will punish us for it and make us lose our good lot. We can consider ourselves obligated to ‘help’ the person in question, as if that was supposed to be expected from us, or that we are trying to save ourselves through that person, but we are not being genuinely concerned for the well-being of the person and there is no firm conviction behind that how it can be helped it. We should not approach the person while we are being insincere in our attitude and doing things through wrong reasons, when it is pretended to show the person interest when we are really expecting something for ourselves. And we should not try to say something ‘clever’ and ‘helpful’ to the person when it feels pretentious and shallow, like when we try to force things (to become resolved as soon as possible) and end up overreaching ourselves or when it feels like we are being a ‘salesman’ which is trying to ‘sell an idea’ (the false evangelists of our times). Hence we need to confess our frail position to the divinity, and wait until the divinity has managed to make us have a right attitude toward the person. We need to ask the divinity to help us feel the right things toward the person, to help us develop personal conviction and to know that what we are doing. We need to wait until the divinity deems it to be the proper time for us to approach the person and try to help it.
Let’s say that because of the man’s ignorance and restrictions then he is regularly misunderstanding the circumstances and making mistakes, and making fool out of himself and having a humiliating incident. However, because of the grace of God then none of these things manage to touch the man and affect him in a bad way. Somehow something manages to shield/prevent the man from receiving these things personally. The man does not consider this to be a bad experience, and he does not choose to make this into a problem in his eyes. The man does not stop with his life and dwell on the lacking things beyond his control. The man does not stop with his life and become angry/resentful about it. The man does not complain to God and assert something bad about God. The man is like a little child which just keeps trying to learn to walk, regardless of all the failed attempts prior to it. He is like a ‘mind blank’ child which looks straight ahead, and only focuses on the things in front of it, and which only focuses upon doing one thing at a time. It is a good thing that the child is too simple to know about the cares and worries of the world. It is like the little child is living inside a ‘bubble of innocence’ , which shields the child from being aware of all the wrong possibilities in the world. Because a little child is being sincere and innocent then nobody does hold it against the child for not knowing about something or not being able to do something. The innocence of the youth manages to make up for everything and override all the lacking things. Because the man is under the grace of God then he is able to ‘slide’ smoothly along all these temporary setbacks and adversity, so that he really never comes to any spiritual harm. He never develops any ‘roughs spots that sting into the matter involved’ (angry and resentful outbursts). Also the grace of God is like a blanket which covers all the man’s weaknesses and inner lacking (dark parts), so that he is able to find grace in the eyes of the people that witness his signs of weaknesses and shortcomings. By some divine luck the people involved do not choose to hold anything against the man, and they treat him better than he deserves. The devil is a master of clever and crafty tricks, when it comes to deceive and manipulate and defraud a person. However the devil is unable to deceive a person which is being too simple to understand what he is talking about. A little child cannot be deceived by all these clever and crafty tricks of the devil, because the child does not understand him in the first place or does not understand that language at all. But a false and selfish and covetous man is able to understand the speech of the devil, and he allows himself to be taken by the deceitful lures and traps involved. That intelligence in lesser matters becomes a trap for those that do not possess intelligence in greater matters. The man is being ‘wise’ enough to be fooled by promises of imaginary things.
The fear of death does never make the man a better person, more capable of understanding himself and overcoming his own human restrictions. Only the divinity can determine the man’s ultimate fate, in what way he will live and what happens after the death. It is not like the man is able to guarantee a better lot after the death, by relying upon false prophets as intercessors, or by investing upon specific service which the world does offer. All such means are useless, because these people cannot even determine their own fate, let alone those of others. It does not make any sense when psychics are supposed to be contacting deceased persons, on behalf of the living ones. It is a paradox, because either the man is alive or dead, awake or asleep. If the person is already dead and asleep then it will be unable to contact anyone. And if the person is already alive and awake then it will be unable to know what is going on during death. The psychic is revealing personal information which is supposed to have happened in the past, or what other people are thinking while they are still alive in this world. Even that such information might be accurate then it is still irrelevant to the actual state of death and the future. It can rather be said that the evil spirit could somehow access the memories of the living people, the ones consorting with the psychic and exposing themselves to the evil spirit. But that evil spirit is still in this world, although spiritually dead. It would correspond to that if a wicked man could spy upon other people, and then pretend to be that same person, but it does not mean that he is able to predict the future. An evil spirit could say ‘I did this’ or ‘This did happen to me’, which makes the sentence false in whole, because the evil spirit claims to be that deceased person. An evil spirit can insert its own thoughts into the man’s mind, which when passing through the man’s mind the man can mistake for his own thoughts. Hence when a psychic knows what the man is thinking then it can actually belong to the evil spirits in their lives, where the evil spirits seem to point to and support one another. Even that the evil spirit can know what the man is currently thinking or what he is planning to do then it is still bound to the present. The evil spirit can come up with vague predictions about it, like when one thing is supposed to signify another thing, not because evil spirit can foresee the future, but because it is likely to happen based on current information. It is something which any human being could do if it had access to similar information. There does not exist any realm of the dead, unless the one consisting of devils, while the devils are still tempting the human race, and is taking place within this world. But all the deceased human beings are now asleep, in the good care of the divinity, until there will be a day of judgment. So it is something completely beyond the human reach.
At our times then websites can collect information about site users to monitor their online behaviour. It is then targeted that users with tailored advertising. It is thereby spied on that what people do, that it might be known their taste and preferences, and then it is come up with a lure which appeals to the same things. All of this is being done for the sake of avarice/greed, or unscrupulous pursuit for gain. It is like these human people are thinking and acting in the same way that devils do. Devils are able to ‘read our souls’ and know the things that we know. It might seem like our ‘brain’ is arousing these and those memories (of incidents that we know of), and yet these memories are being too ‘selective’ and manipulative. We keep experiencing memories which are personally directed against us and trying to drag us down with it. It is either mentioned bad incidents from our past or interpreted something bad from ordinary incidents. We are constantly being tempted into changing our attitude about someone or something, when it comes to notice ourselves or other persons in a different way, all for the worse. As the devils try harder to attack us through selective memories then they expose themselves the more. We come to realize that all of this is being too deliberate for a mere body organ. Devils can know everything that has happened in our lives, which includes our tastes and preferences and desires, what we are more inclined to give attention to and what we are more likely to pursue. It is like a human psychologist would observe us and make a ‘personality profile’ of us, which would then be used to exploit our weaknesses and manipulate our behavior. This does not involve true prophecies or a miraculous foretelling of the future (completely unexpected). It is something which is calculated based upon our current character or mindset, what we have hitherto been intending and doing in circumstances, and what we will continue to intend and do in upcoming circumstances. It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun, because it has already happened and been done in the times of old. The devils are making use of an old system of temptations/methodology, where if it is said this or done that then it can be said this or done that, where one possibility can lead to various reactions and answers, so it is already calculated all kinds of outcomes which can happen and be done. If a devil makes a seemingly accurate prediction of that what a specific person will do or what will happen to it; then it is not because that devil can truly see the future, but exactly the opposite thing does apply in the situation. That devil is rather looking back to the past, what kind of system applied then as is applying now, what kind of trick and method is now repeating itself in the lives of other people. It does involve a corresponding essence, even that the details are not exactly the same.
False religions involve gods which are supposed to be just as selfish and corrupt as the man himself, since the gods are either supposed to have committed selfish deeds, or they are preaching something which is not being pure and altruistic as the divinity is. When false gods are motivated by presumptions and weaknesses then it does merely reflect the restrictions in the human creator, because he is also like that from within. It cannot be united all worldly religions and their teachings into one, as if all of them could be right at the same time, since that truth and lies always contradict to each other. The divinity can never be of more than one nature, for it does otherwise no longer involve the same person at all. The human nature finds itself in between, where the person will be both contacted by the good force and the evil force. Only one God can be true while all the other versions are false. And only the true teachings do actually lead to good effects, while all the false teachings lead to bad effects. It does not matter whether the worldly religions can be improved in these or those matters, because the problem will always consist in the actual foundation and its effects. The worldly religions might have a different beginning, concerning ideas and beliefs, but all paths do lead to the same final destination, which is namely superstition and self-constraint. The false religions wrongfully ascribe all the credit to themselves, as if their false gods had helped the man, even that all the good things are originated from the same divinity. All reforms are doomed to failure, because it is sought to prolong the wrong things, which should otherwise have been rejected from the outset, and never created by anyone. It would correspond to that in keeping a dying monster alive for a longer time, or by preventing a decayed building from collapsing, even that they will never last on their own. The man should rather allow all worldly religions to collapse with the time, by their own weight, since the divinity did never exist in them to begin with, nor did ever take their side. The divinity will only keep to its own pure foundation, with its pure truth and pure goodness, but it will never support anything which is created and promoted by the evil source.
It should be approached the divinity in a decent and dignified way, and appealed to its goodness, so the divinity can help the man to become decent and dignified in his own life. But it should not be tempted the divinity, by asking it to fulfil our selfish desires, or that it should help us obtain success in dishonest pursuits, at the expense of other people. It should also not be taken the name of the divinity in vain, by implicating it to our foolish opinions, trivial and petty issues, or anything which is irrelevant to its goodness. The divinity is a moral and intellectual being, and the man should approach it in a corresponding way. The man should be honest about his true intentions, confess the truth about his position, make himself comprehensible, and get right to the point, as what the man does find in his heart to say at that moment, and by appearing like the person he truly is. But all flatteries are useless, and so are all the man’s pretensions, when he tries to be something else in the eyes of the divinity, and tries to conceal his ulterior motives from it. It does correspond to human relations, where it can easily be discerned when another person is flattering oneself, while secretly coveting after some selfish advantage in turn. For that person is only saying that what it thinks that one wants to hear, but there is no sincerity in it. And it is not enough to always repeat the same things over and over again, in only listening to oneself speak, while it is not bothered to notice and listen to the other person. If we are able to discern such signs during human relations, and read between the lines; then should not the divinity be even more capable of it, regarding our life! The divinity must surely know us more than we do know ourselves, when it comes to discern what kind of position we find ourselves in, what we are going through in our life, what are our real intentions or premises, and whether we are being truthful at that moment.
A prayer is something which must be made willingly each and every time, according to the man’s needs, necessity, critical times, or its importance to the persons involved. That kind of moderation is always able to last in the long run, when it is preferred the quality of the prayer above its quantity, since the man’s faith is genuine and sincere. But it is not so when the man forces it upon himself to pray too often, and when each prayer is longer than it needs to be. For the man might be present in his physical body, but his heart and spirit is absent, concerned about other matters during each and every prayer. The man should rather give himself a sufficient time and space, in praying when he really wants to do it, and in expressing himself as much as what he does really mean in his heart. The man must first approach the divinity like the person he is, before the divinity can receive him, and then make the man able to understand and improve his own life. A single sincere worshipper is greater than many false worshippers, where one genuine prayer is greater than many pretentious prayers, and few truthful words are greater than many flatteries. This is why the divinity does tend to favour few saints above the multitude, since it is all about the rightful approach, in knowing what the divinity is all about. It is better to say nothing than by coming up with sweet words that are not really meant, and it is better to omit mention of specific matters if one is in no position to pass verdicts on it. It should thereby be confessed one’s current attitude, position, and personal experience, whether one can really afford to speak about this or that, concerning other people. It should thereby be confessed one’s own frailty, selfish intentions, bias, and personal grudge, if there is any, rather than by saying nothing and resume having it deep down in one’s heart. It is all about confessing one’s ignorance before one can begin to know, and in confessing one’s current restrictions before one can begin to change for the better.
All men can read religious texts, speak about the religion, attend to religious buildings, uphold ceremonies and customs, and preach the faith to other people, regardless of that whether they are actually sincere or false, decent or selfish, obedient or disobedient. This is why many superficial issues can just as well be excluded from the genuine faith, if the issues in question are irrelevant to the goodness and its principles. It is loyalty toward the divinity and morality which separates the decent men from the evil ones. But there does not exist anything in between, like religious customs and ‘minimum’ piety. There is nothing holy about religious buildings, because the actual building is made of lifeless matters, so it does not matter what the building can afterwards by called by the human people. The divinity is not more present in such buildings than elsewhere, but the divinity is rather present in the heart and spirit of the true believers, wherever they might be. And it does not matter whether the human people can attend to religious buildings and come up with temporary show, as if the divinity was more likely to hear them there than elsewhere. It is more important in what way the people will behave in general, what is their attitude most of the time, while they are outside the religious building and making actual choices. It does not make any sense when religious men are willing to endure want in this world; because they are greedy for all kinds of luxuries and pleasures in the ‘afterlife’. They imagine that the ‘afterlife’ involves similar things as in this world, except in a more exaggerated way. This means that such men pretend to reject the temptations of this world, while they continue to covet after exactly the same things in their heart. Therefore is the man involved not a true believer, spiritually pure and devoted to the divinity, since compassion and mercy is supposed to replace all selfish desires.
It must first be understood the noble and altruistic nature of the divinity, before it can be understood why it should be obeyed its principles in all things. It is about understanding its depth of love in all things, the good values which the divinity does stand for, the spirit of its message, what kind of benefits will be promoted from within the man. If the believer is going to make a proper decision then he must do so according to love for the persons involved, and his sense of decency, rather than by calculating the advantage from this or that. A generous man does not want other people to live in fear of him, or to serve him like slaves, but he is only concerned about their continual welfare, freedom and happiness. The divinity does receive the man as he is, but the divinity is however not gazing upon his shadow, no matter how big the shadow is in which the man drags after himself. So the man can continue to be the person that he is, even that he did once have a shadow in his life. The evil nature can take on many difference voices and tones, but they all have it in common to appear forth in the mind. The man should thereby immediately reject the subjective voices, without first needing to sort out anything with himself, since it is only sufficient to know where the temptations are originated from and belong to. It does not change anything even such voices might seem to be friendly, sweet, or positive, since they lead to exactly the same effects as when negative thoughts are involved. The voices always lead to negligence of fundamental values, while the man will instead live in self-constraint, forcing everything upon himself, against his own willingness and better judgment. It is like the man is serving a harsh tyrant, oppressive and manipulative, exploiting the man’s credulity and weakness, and ordering him around like a slave. The man might presume that he is serving the divinity, but everything in its bearings belongs to the evil force. It is like the man has betrayed the divinity in all but name, although unintentionally, since he showed much eagerness but too little sense in his devotion. The human people are like ignorant children which do not know what they are doing. The human people have good intentions for the different thing that they are doing and trying to obtain/promote, and yet they are being misled in a different way by the same tempter. It is a tragic thing in itself when one misled person (self-righteous fanatic/ideologist) seeks to punish another misled person (selfish pleasure-lover) for faults which itself does not have, while failing to realize that it is in a corresponding position. The former person is also being a spiritual slave, being manipulated by thoughts and impulses within, and still being far from pure truth and pure goodness. The Enemy is the one to blame for causing all these lies and corruption and injustice in the world. It has the most priority to overcome the Enemy within and be free of his evil influence, instead of gazing upon blaming and punishing people that are unintentionally being deceived by him. Those that seek to brainwash the youth with propaganda into doing evil things, those same are guilty of the greater sin.