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Transcendentalism comes very close to my own belief and arguments
against Christianity, Judaism, Islam.
I believe in a supreme or divine reality which is spirit, which has been called God by mankind. In accord with my personal experiences, our spirit is the only one capable of receiving inspiration or capable of establishing lines of communication with the Supreme Spirit. Our righteous spirit or soul, at a point of physical imminent death, enters the spiritual realm to be with the Supreme Spirit, (God, or whatever one desires to call him/it) which is a spiritual collective society of souls or spirits, a government, consisting of Pure Intelligence, Pure Logic, the Ultimate or Supreme Spirit.
In this 21st Century, the Age of Technology, we are still plagued by religious beliefs that may be a contributing cause of terrorism, killings and wars between nations. Belief in a God who causes catastrophes, punishes people and who created the universe out of nothing as if by magic, was brought about by hysteria and superstition. This thought process needs to be reassessed and brought up to date. Open-minded people must use common sense to determine whether this God was incorrectly perceived, misinterpreted and misunderstood by the masses of a bygone era.
GOD, Pure Intelligence, Pure Logic is not encumbered by human attributes and has no needs or desires, or to be: worshiped, prayed to, exalted, venerated, deified, or anything else that we have to offer. HUMAN characteristics are to exercise upon others: power, control, dominance, destruction, punishment, revenge, judgment. Everyone is individually and personally totally responsible for his own soul's destiny. The destruction of civilizations, most sufferings and premature deaths are due to our frailties, our stupidity or human imperfections, not God's doings. The greatest fallacy is beliefs that split people, religions and countries.
I have had some experiences for which I would appreciate your opinion.
My spirit has somehow interacted with the Supreme Reality (God) and experienced
it to be the Pure Collective Intelligence Of Souls existing in a spiritual
realm which does not interfere with anything on earth or in the universe.
My belief originated in 1956 when I was 15 years old. I had double pneumonia and I thought that I would surely die. My father took me to a doctor who gave me a penicillin injection and recommended immediate hospitalization. We had no medical insurance or money, so my father took me home to recuperate. I remember the drive home vividly. Every breath was extremely painful and my chest felt as though a great weight was upon it. I watched cars and trucks drive by and I wondered how people could make long term plans when life was so unpredictable. At home I read the bible every waking moment and prayed to God to save my soul.
Several nights later, whether in a dream, by inspiration, or some unexplainable reason, my spirit felt as if it left my body. I was in a place with a gathering of souls or spirits. I felt the greatest peace, tranquility and ecstasy. I felt a rapture that was beyond a person's imagination. I felt as if I was a part of God. I was mentally communicating and in sync with everyone; many of the prophets of the bible, many historical people whom I had read about, many deceased acquaintances and relatives. There was no dominant force, no forceful leader. I somehow knew who everyone was. Every thought was interacted with the whole community. I had no questions; it seemed as if everything was revealed and crystal clear. I saw the universe stretched out before us like a vast expanse with spirits engaged in mental interaction like master craftsmen contemplating the creation of a new frontier.
My father was a preacher of the Lutheran Faith and I discussed my experience with him; He dismissed it and told me to pray for my salvation.
Since that time I never really gave it much thought until after the World Trade Center tragedy on 9-11-01. I went into deep meditation and asked God how this act could be a result of people who believed that their soul would be with him. Based on my prior experience, I absolutely believed that my spirit might have the ability to connect with God. A few nights later I had a couple of very similar experiences of my spirit communicating with the Spirit of God, or whatever one desires to call it; One time it was in a progression which lasted throughout the entire night. My spirit observed the entire history and the evolution of the universe and peoples varying perceptions of God, as if in a fast-forward film. By what I had experienced, I perceived that I had been given a task by the Spirit of God to make an attempt to bring common sense to a belief in God.
Some will say that the above experience is nothing but a dream or a vivid imagination but if you discount everything else, there is still COMMON SENSE and LOGIC. Religions have originated from an apprehension of the unknown after physical death. We do not need to fear death; it is a new beginning. I believe that I have personally experienced a oneness with The Spirit of God and as surely as I know that God exists, I know that my soul will be with God.
My convictions are the result of my personal experiences and can be totally rejected by anyone if they so desire. I am not affiliated with any religion. The Spirit of God has revealed to me that God is not that petty so as to condemn mankind for their varying beliefs. The messenger is of no significance, it is the message that needs to be taken into account and judged for its merits. Some will say that I am risking the survival of my soul, but this is between God and me.
By pointing out a flaw and reason for terrorism and violence in the name of religion, my only intent is to make people aware of the futility and intellectual gulliblity of societies which have not progressed their beliefs since the Middle Ages. My main purpose is to have open-minded people peruse the posting and offer feedback on how our religious beliefs can to be brought into the 21st Century and would reflect God as being consistent with Pure Intelligence, logic and common sense.
I would appreciate receving your responses.
Kurt G. Kawohl