This is a recent picture of me NOT — Oh to be that healthy and energetic
For the last couple of years my life has involved resting resting and more fu-king resting:
Hence another morning of musing
This was motivated by seeing a tribal dance on morning television.
I read “Conversations with God” at the turn of this century.
What bothered me is that he “supposedly channelled” negative remarks about the Australian indigenous people.
No disrespect intended to Neale Donald Walsch
1st is from wikepedia 2nd probonoaustralia
Our indigenous Australians did not see time as linear (until white man came and spoiled their world)
I attended an outside lecture given by an aboriginal elder in the 1980s
I thought to myself
and female –
all considered inferior in white culture at the time:
She spoke through an interpreter:
before she spoke she looked at everyone in the crowd
then said that she would speak.
After, a male friend said “Did you feel that?”
I have indigenous Australian friends:
one lady, a “full blood”, amazes me with her wisdom and her attitude:
I met her at a church “free lunch”. (before COVID)
As I had never been before I asked if I may sit at her table
Many of the Christians there just ”looked down their nose” at her
She noticed but just smiled
I was bought up Church of England and did the “born again” thing in my 20s
I wrote a blog “Thank God I am an Atheist Pun Intended
Am including it
Several of my friends have told me that I am not an athiest
They may be correct:
I do not really have a god concept:
if I did it would be Pantheism.
Since I was 60 I have gone back to church services a few times because I like the ritual and Jesus teachings.
But the fascism
and people who claim to know God’s will
makes me leave.
One group of ladies came to my house and told me what had to be thrown out.
One was a poster with amazing art work called Astral circus.
They went through my book cases and told me my anthropology books were evil.
I have the greatest respect for Jesus but believe him to be a teacher not a god.
After Constantine stopped throwing Christians to the lions and made Christianity the religion of Rome there was a meeting at Nicaea to decide what to leave in the bible and what to take out.
If “God” is a loving god why would She desire worship?
Religion is what influences a culture.
Our culture believes other life forms don’t feel and have no soul.
We have destroyed the ecology and continue to make all life extinct.
I tried to practice ahimsa before I was aware of this word and concept:
People ridiculed and abused me for this:
some told me I was anthropomorphising animals and other life forms.
As if I would wish any creature to be human 😛
If we credit some “Being” as having created this reality, this “Being” would have to be a sadistic psychopath.
Every creature has to deprive another life form of its existence in order to survive. ( Its called eating)
Just breathing kills other life forms! As we breathe in micro organisms.
I believe everything that exists has a consciousness: And because of my clairvoyant experiences I believe everything survives beyond physical death.
I asked clairvoyantly about “the meaning of life” which strangely enough isn’t 42 (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy)
The answer I got was more a concept than words but translated, I was asked if I could conceptualize NO linear time and when I said “No” I was told that “they” couldn’t explain.
I love the meaning of this word
The quote is from chopra.com One of the most common translations of namasté is “The divine light in me bows to the divine light within you.”
I wrote and published this sci fi short story a few years ago (under a different title) when the human population was only 7.4 billion:
(1st published 4th April 2017)
It is now almost 8 billion.
Our cultural norms and the Protestant Ethic are causing the extinction of all life.
not a literary masterpiece
I majored in sociology not literature