The True Word of God

T.W.O.G - Fighting The Harm Caused by Religion

RELIGION CAN MAKE YOU FEEL Fearful, Sinful, Damned, Unholy, Unclean, Cursed, Hellbound, , Persecuted, Punished, Perverted, Hated, Depressed, Coerced, Maniplulated, Brainwashed, Exploited, Controlled, Suppressed, Oppressed, Terrorised, Radicalized, Hypocritical, Untolerated, Ignorant, Bullied, Worthless, Desperate, Guilty, Full of Low Self-Esteem & Self-Loathing, Worthless, Damned, A Blasphemer RELIGION SPREADS Hate, Fear, Ignorance, War, Terrorist Atrocities, Violence, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Anger, Guilt, Hatred, Murder, Rape, Prejudice, Destruction, Vanity, False Pride, Hypocrisy, Conflict , Genocide, Intolerance ...

What Facebook has just done with Nick Clegg is interesting.,an independent court to help Facebook and other social media platforms make decisions as to which content should be included/excluded. The courts rulings are binding...
Perhaps there should be an International court of moderate abrahamic religious leaders , and representative of all factions, whose job it is to interpret all those verses that encourage violence, hatred, divisiveness etc. and either change them, remove them or probably the best option, rule, in a binding way on the best way that they should be re-interpreted . The rulings would be binding on all Rabbis, Priests, Vicars, Imams and so on ...........and if the rules are broken that teacher/preacher should be held accounatble.
Even if the verses cannot be re-interpreted then there should be added a modern day explanation why the verse is not appropriate in today's society.

if you are wondering why we suggest moderate leaders that is because they will set the standard for this revision of the texts 

We urge you, before you reply to also take a look at https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/cmsfiles/Killing-in-the-Name-of-God.pdf.... We played no part in that article but religious violence is on the increase, especially in Europe and requires treatment. 
What are your views on this proposal?

 

We have three points to make. One is that no one faith can take the lead in any reform which means that something else must take a lead for reform to happen. 

Secondly if religions do not vet themselves soon I imagine that Governments might step in a la Muslims Recoil at a French Proposal to Change the Quran
Islam might be the first target but there will be an insistence on other religions as well I imagine, in the end at least . This may well work in Europe and citizens living in Europe might well accept this for societal cohesion if for no other reason. 

Thirdly why not include in every religious book, for the divisive verses at least , the relevant verses of the other abrahamic faiths plus a commentary ie a move to a unification of the religious books.

This is what I did, how I got to where I got to what I believe what I have posted in other threads.

I allowed my child- like self, who thought God beautiful, wondrous and kind, and took yet another look at the Bible. I started it in 2000, when I broke free from Falun Gong and returned to the teachings of my strictish jewish upbringing, which I rejected and started to think for myself again )spent years studying the tao and buddhism before)

I started to read and held my child like heart in wonder. But I also remembered to switch on my rational adult thinking brain and kept both in mind at the same time. This quote says it all and I am not christian
Matthew 18:2-3 And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

So every time I thought "God, that was cruel", or "God that was nasty of you", or "what and why why did you drown, what you drowned and also why did you use the words you used for the Blessing etc and why did you not say what you did not say in The Blessing and so on (Did I really just type that !!)

I stopped at the question and reminded myself I was NOT looking for a human I was looking for GOD, Perfection, omnipotent, omniscient, all-knowing all-'seeing divine the ONE,
So whatever the question I could find a feasible explanation for it. And there are many, some very hard for us to understand, In the end I found what I found, I found a God that I could happily live with or perhaps I found myself, either way what's the difference? It is unprovable to anyone but me!

Mark Manson in his simplistic but good book Everything Is *F**KED*: A Book About Hope refers to much scientific work about us having two brains, a rational brain and an emotional (child-like brain) 

People who analyse every word, every letter are only using their rational brain, people who believe all the fanciful unprovable content are only using their emotional brain

I have a theory that if everyone used both parts of their brain, or both brains, whatever, and remember to look for God in wonder (ie reminding the emotional brain a childs awe and wonder of a Perfect God we would reach conclusions about God that we did not have before.

The only way to prove or disprove this is for people to re-read say Genesis and state what new thins/meanings they have found and whether their view of God has changed in any way ....

Are You Willing To participate? If so what have you found?...

Genesis 9:6 reads to me as Whoever sheds the blood of man through man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God He made man.

Remember this is the voice of God, not a prophet, not a messiah, this is God. In the beginning of all the Abrahamic holy books God makes a statement . For me it states that even the worst possible crime, that of murder is to be dealt with by human hands.
God said this to Noah and his sons, ie the whole of humanity, which for me is also very symbolic
I also believe that God does not err, nor contradict God, because God is Perfect, all-knowing and all seeing, far into our future

The implications of this and other verses of genesis 9, (for  the essential part of The Bible) are many imo

1/ No one ever died at the hands of God, That includes Egyptians, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and everyone else
2/ There is no eternal punishment or Hell for those that committ the worst of crimes, though there is an accounting
3/ God therefore would never have extolled anyone to kill in God's name especially when one considers that God blessed us all to be fruitful and multiply through Noah and his sons, the whole of humanity and also promised never again to destroy us "for everlasting generations" (and do not make the error of saying that was by water!)
4/ God does not operate on this Earth. God has left us to it
5/ All Abrahamic religions are therefore misleading ie we are all alone on this world and will return to God when we die
6/ Because God made no religious decrees in Genesis 9 when God spoke to all humanity for all time through all of our ancestors, the Abrahamic religions are mere human inventions. the exception was we should not eat the blood of live animals

But the key thing for me is the firm belief that God spoke once only because as God would be aware of our future and the decisions we would make God would have said other things to Noah such as "Here are my 10 Commandments", teach them to your grandchildren and so on.
I have measured every verse in the texts against this idea of God as perfection, all knowing and seeing and every thing after Gen 9:19 for me is divisive human made babble.One is  unable to find this perfect God after Gen 9:19

We were given complete freewill by God via the serpent and if you add this lot all together, this is how we arrive at our beliefs

How many times has God said to us "Be fruitful...

 
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
 
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
 
Bring forth with thee every living thing that [is] with thee, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
 
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
 
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
 
1/We should be fruitful to self and others. We should encourage fruitfulness in self and others. Being fruitful to self means adopting the mental and physical condition of looking after oneself, guarding and evaluating one's thoughts and outwardly being amenable and personable.. being fruitful to others means helping and encouraging others, doing all what one can to make the lot of others more bearable, helping them to thrive; family, friends, communities.
 
2/ We should not believe in divine punishment in this life, i.e. removal of fear
 
3/ We should treat all others as equals as God blessed all people equally.
 
4/ we should discard religious custom and tradition and encourage others to do the same.
 
5/ We have freewill
 
6/ We should multiply
 
7/ We should avoid eating live animals
 
8/ we should not have fear nor guilt, The ultimate conclusion to this thesis is one that will cause consternation in religious circles. Religion was a human creation that is both unnecessary, inasmuch as humanity does not need it and misleading inasmuch as neither Judaism Christianity nor Islam gives us the true nature of our relationship with God. indeed, if anything they take us far away from our Creator. We kill in the name of God, we fight wars in the name of God, we bow down, pray and worship God in different ways and yet God never instructed us to do any of these things. The only true path for each and every one of us to return to God is to abandon religion forever and a good start would be to remove everything in your Bible from genesis 9:19 onwards!

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The Golden Thread is a complex multi-layered theological and psychological book with a major difference.  It is also a  work of historical fiction  unusually containing  factual, ground-breaking theology that  will change the readers mind about the nature of God and religion and at the same time provide solutions for all those suffering from religious guilt and fear.  The reason for combining these genres in this way is simple. It brings the theology to life and it is the theology that is most important here. Accompany the book's main character Godfrey Eton, as he attempts to put the theology into actual practice. across 19th century Europe . Whilst the theology cannot be argued with, his horrific methods of putting it into practice will make you think either he is completely delusional or else sane but misguided, not in his thoughts, but rather in his actions. God, religion, murder and madness are the themes of The Golden Thread and  by the end the Reader will gain the most precious insight into the nature of God and religion in this world. Those who suffer from religious guilt and fear will have  a new solution to their issues..

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