Monday, June 30, 2014

RP: You May Be a Religious Scientist If . . .

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YOU MAY BE A RELIGIOUS SCIENTIST IF: You believe the universe is always conspiring for your good, just like Susan Sarandon. In a New York Times article she says, “Her worldview, she said, is the opposite of paranoid, which she calls ‘pro-noid.’ ‘I think the universe is conspiring in my favor,’ she said, ‘that everything that would be perceived as bad eventually has turned into something positive and useful.’ ‘One of my strongest talents,’ she added, ‘is being able to change directions when something crosses my path that I didn’t plan on.’” What do you do when something crosses your path that you didn't plan on?

2. What are the basic beliefs of a religious scientist?

Ad_House_SPO_ask-a-religion-scientist_091013Here is a very short exclamation of our basic beliefs and guiding principles.
We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause.
This One manifests itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by its creation.
The manifest Universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the Infinite self-knowingness of God.
We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnation of the One Spirit.
We believe that Heaven is within us and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence.
We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the individual, and that any person who lives in close contact with the indwelling God may become a revealer of Truth.
We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind, which receives the direct impress of our thoughts and acts upon it.
We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind (includes traditional and modern medicine and other practices).
We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this mind.
We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and eternal Givingness of Life to all.
We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

What We Believe, by Ernest Holmes, was published in the first issue of Science of Mind magazine, October 1927. This edited version uses gender-inclusive language.

From the simplicity of these self-evident beliefs you will experience personal exclamations from ministers across the board. Some ministers see themselves a Christian while others may teach and/or quote the Bible from a metaphorical understanding and we recognize Jesus the Christ as the greatest teacher but we focus on his teaching and consciousness not the idea of his resurrection and becoming the savior.

NOT all religious scientists believe that Jesus was this important -- and ALL agree that the Truth is the Truth whether or not Jesus ever existed. More can be discovered here:


"I've been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I'm an ordained pastor. But it's just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: 'Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They're just as convinced as I am.' And it just doesn't make sense anymore. It doesn't make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people's lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: 'God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!' Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there's a purpose behind one person's success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that's just cruel."
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  • Bobbie Culbreath and Ansley Kulp like this.
  • Liz Gilbert Obear I always liked the phrase "the Lord works in mysterious ways." It seems to fit when you don't want to say something like God had a purpose for this or for that. Humans struggle with how big the universe is, and how fragile our existence is. Still, there is room for faith and personal conviction without drawing sweeping conclusions that God is behind everything that happens, maybe stuff just happens because of entropy/randomness. God made that too! We just don't know enough to understand how everything works, let alone why. I hope to find out someday!
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  • Scott Kenan I can't believe that someone deleted my comment explaining why this well-intended Liz Gilbert Obear is just a TOOL OF THE DEVIL because she thinks sitting around trying to understand the past is important but taking ACTION to create a better world is not. I completely agreed with the unidentified and possibly FAKE person at top -- but Liz G. O. is nothing but a God-hating cunt!!!

I'm still in the phase of having some discord in my life -- LOL!!!

An Angry Vagina (same thing).

>>> ADDED @ 10:05 PM, CDT -- LOL!!!:

  • Liz Gilbert Obear Scott, isn't the person at top saying he stopped believing in God? I'm saying that people blame God for everything when He may not have cruel intentions at all. I'm saying it is possible to still have faith and believe in God and accept that we don't understand how it all works.
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  • Scott Kenan Liz, if you read my earlier, longer comment that was removed by someone, I would make more sense to you -- in it I said it is CLEAR that you are a well-intended person. I not only believe in God -- but now know from the most extraordinary experiences that GOD IS ALL THERE IS!!! What we experience as evil or painful is God's comeuppance to us until we GET OVER the incorrect belief that led us into that experience. Most people think of God as some kind of separate entity, but the manifest Universe is the physical Body of God, and God experiences the physical through us. THAT is why we should honor God with a lot of fun, loving sex!!! So he gets his ya-yas too. And if ya can't muster that, at least make it hot sex and with RESPECT for each other. God doesn't care if we believe in him or not. He cares that we honor all the gifts he gave ALL of us by doing something we enjoy and that enriches the world for everyone. I hope you can agree with a lot of this . . .
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  • Liz Gilbert Obear That is a good explanation. I do agree. That's why I said God made physics, entropy, everything- it's all connected. I wish people understood that better.
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Found this in my purse

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Puerto Vallarta gays and not-gays travelled to Toronto, Canada to participate, and THIS article attributes the VIGOROUS gay community here and ALL OF PUERTO VALLARTA'S TOURISM on the filming of my former employer Tennessee Williams' THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA!!!
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