Welcome To The Rosicrucian Church Journal

"Our Say"

The Journal will keep you up to date on Relevant subject matters on Esoteric Christianity.We pride ourselves on Relevant subject matters that make you think.We hope you will enjoy our ramblings and Would be grateful if you Would join in.'Welcome to the Rosicrucian Church Journal "our say".The Journal will keep you up to date on Relevant subject matters on Esoteric Christianity.We pride ourselves on Relevant subject matters that make you think.We hope you will enjoy our ramblings and Would be grateful if you Would join in.

'About The Church'

The Rosicrucian Order is a legendary and secretive Order known as the Invisibles dating from the 15th century. The Rosicrucian Church of the Australian Fellowship of Seven Planes is a Charter Church of the Australian Fellowship of Seven Planes based in Sydney, Australia (the Fellowship), however the Fellowship is a totally independent organisation that follows and promotes its own beliefs and Doctrines.The AFSP is the central authority in Australia, bringing together individual congregations with very similar beliefs. However, The Rosicrucian Church of the Australian Fellowship of Seven Planes is a totally independent operation, subject only to the broad terms of the AFSP Doctrine and the acceptance of the AFSP authority regarding ordination and nomination of Ministers.The Australian Fellowship of Seven Planes (the Fellowship) is a Charter Church of the Church of Seven Planes based in Cooper, Texas, USA (the Church), however the Fellowship is a totally independent organisation that follows and promotes its own beliefs and Doctrines.The Fellowship envisions a world where people of all faiths, religions and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony. It envisions a world where all people can enjoy without prejudice the practice of their faith, religion or belief in furtherance of their spiritual quest that brings them closer to their God without fear of rejection or persecution.There are many different churches in the world today with many different interpretations of what the Bible or other holy writ means and what they stand for. The Fellowship feels it is time to have an interfaith church to help others and ourselves.The Fellowship believes in its commitment to be a spiritual leader in the 21st Century by continuing its service to mankind and by constantly reaffirming its motto:
This congregation, although a totally independent organisation from the Fellowship and the Church, is a Charter Church of the Fellowship and accepts the above as the basis for the beliefs of the Fellowship and this congregation.        

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'Seven Blunders of the World'

* Wealth without work   
* Pleasure without conscience   
* Knowledge without character   
* Commerce without morality   
* Science without humanity   
* Worship without sacrifice   
* Politics without principle   
* Rights without responsibilities.    

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'A lesson for all of us'

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, ‘You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence.The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger,they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out It won’t matter how many times you say ‘I’m sorry’, the wound is still there.A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

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'Finding Jesus on Christmas Eve'

If Jesus walked the earth on Christmas Eve, where Would He go to worship or pray? Adorned in old clothes, a Hebrew shawl, and a pair of old sandals, who Would welcome Him in to grace their hall? With pockets empty of gold coin or plastic to swipe, who Would give Him a morsel of food or
 a roof for the cold night? If He knocked on the door of B'nai Jeshurun, Would they not say, take a left down that road, my friend, to show Him the Salvation Army? If He wandered to your walkway beside your reindeer and red sleigh, Would you not send him swiftly on His way? Would you invite Him in to warm Himself by your fire, give Him a cookie from Santa's stash, and a cup of spiced eggnog with rum? Or Would you call the police and report a bum?So where Would you find Jesus, the poor Jew, if He walked the earth this Christmas Eve? Would He knock on the door at the Church of Christ and sit among the parishioners and listen to a mass in a foreign language ? You Would think not.You Would probably not see Him, because He Would be standing on line with the hungry and poor at your local soup kitchen. He Would not be quoting scripture and verse, nor ask what religion or faith you be. He Would be sitting beside a homeless veteran in some darkened doorway on the edge of town. He Would be standing on a Bridge next to a jumper ready to plunge or he Would be holding the hand of prostitute child strung-out on dope. He Would not attend his own birthday party, because the Spirit Would move Him another way, just as it did 2000 years ago. That's where you Would find Jesus on Christmas Eve.

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'Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.'

I just wanted to reach out to you and say, Happy holidays, happy season of Divine Light and a wonderful time of enjoyment for you and yours.  I have every faith that the wonderful spiritual energies coming down to all of us this time of year will brighten that spark of Divine Light within you.Just a suggestion, dear Member, to make sure that, during this season, especially, we are not all swept away strictly by extra commercialism ?.  I suggest we all take a little bit of extra time for ourselves to strengthen that wonderful spark of Divine Light within all of us.  We can do this with a few moments of meditation or prayer every now and then, turning within, aligning yourself to go with the spiritual flow through yoga, Chi Gong, or Tai Chi, simple walks in Nature, taking in all she has to offer - things such as these to nourish your so, especially during this hectic time of year.In short, dear Members, I want to reach out to you and say, may love, laughter, inner peace, tranquility, joy and good memories be yours during this holiday season.
Love and Light.    

Post 5:
'Who You Really Are? Going Beyond The Mind'

To know who you really are, you have to detach yourself from the world and turn to your consciousness.The world around us looks so real, and to proclaim that it is only an illusion may seem sheer nonsense. How can it be? Yet, it is possible to accept this idea. I believe you agree with me, if I say that the body is some sort of an extraordinary machine. It is made up of a combination of materials, but it functions as a unit. Can you say confidently that you are the body? Are you the hair that is cut and thrown away when you go to the hairdresser? The body changes through the years, are you this changing form?Can you say that you are a particular thought? Many thoughts pass through the mind each day. They are like a movie that passes in front of your eyes. Sometimes the movie is interesting, and sometimes it is boring. Sometimes it engenders happy feelings sometimes it causes the rise of sadness or anger. Do you remember a thought that you thought an hour ago? Yesterday? How can these thoughts be the real you? You think of them, but you are not them.The same thing goes for your feelings. It is not true to say, I am angry, I am sad, and I am happy. It is truer to say, I am letting now a feeling of anger, sadness or happiness to occupy my consciousness for a while. You, the basic you, stay the same, while feelings come and go. You are not your feelings, which change constantly.THEN WHO ARE YOU? The mind cannot describe what is beyond it, because it has not been there. It can understand mental descriptions, which only give it a clue of the reality beyond it. To know who you really are, you have to transform your awareness beyond the mind. You are beyond the physical body, feelings and thoughts. You are the eternal, impersonal consciousness that created and infused life into this conglomeration of body, feelings and thoughts that you call me.This homogeneous, indivisible, complete consciousness manifests in everything. It is the life principle of the manifestation that you consider to be yourself. The manifestation, which is the combination of body, thoughts and feelings, is nothing without this life principle. We can certainly say that the consciousness is the only real thing, and every manifestation is just a creation, and therefore not permanent, eternal or real in the sense that it can exist by itself.Can you become aware of this great consciousness? Yes, of course. You are it. You are letting thoughts and feelings cloud it. If you constantly pay attention to the outside world, then it becomes very real for you. If you find a way to detach yourself from it, and turn your attention within, to the consciousness beyond the mind, you can tear off the screen of illusion, and live consciously in this great consciousness.Silence of the mind is the prerequisite to awakening spiritually. Only when the mind is silenced and there are no thoughts, you realize who you really are the vast, eternal consciousness.This is what has been called spiritual awakening or enlightenment. This is what yogis, saints, Rosicrucian's and seekers on the spiritual path seek. It is here and now. All you have to do is change the way you view the world. You have to learn to dis-identify yourself with your body, feelings and thoughts, and develop true detachment. Through constant meditation the mind is made quiet. Then, from deep inside will raise a great silence, peace, life, consciousness and being. This is the real you. This is enlightenment.When you are spiritually awakened, your life will probably go on as before. You will still have to eat, sleep and take care of the physical life, though you know through your experience that everything is just an illusion. If you view a movie with detachment, you may enjoy it, yet you will not be moved by what happens in it. You know it is just a movie, the projection of light and color on a screen. You see it, but it does not cause thoughts or feelings to arise. It is the same with the world. The world is not real. You, your real I, live in an undifferentiated eternity, yet the body seems to continue to live in a created world.When you are spiritually awakened nothing can influence you anymore. You are beyond life and death. You will still have to provide food, clothes and a house for the body, yet, whatever you do, you will do with inner detachment. You may go on acting intensively in the world, yet remaining uninvolved in consciousness, as if outside of the world.When you wake up to your real consciousness, and manage to stay in it more or less permanently, you may disregard the power of the mind, or you may use it to mold your illusion your world, though by now you stop believing in its reality.Going beyond the mind, beyond the illusion of the world, and awakening spiritually, puts a great power and responsibility in your hands, for then you have the power to influence the world.

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'What’s Real & What Isn’t'

Is it possible that we know nothing because of all our beliefs are false?
Is there anyway to show that we are not totally deluded about everything?

Post 7:
'Life's Supernovas'   

“Every cell in your body,every known planet and galaxy,your entire physical existence is there because of the stars that have given their lives to the universe.What looks at first to be one of the universe's most violent and tragic events the death of a star, a supernova - is in fact the most creative act, imaginable. Through dying, stars seed life.Death is the creative force behind the existence of the entire universe.

Post 8:
'your life may be shorter than you think'

James 4:13-17
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapour that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.Life is short; do what’s right!Your life may be shorter than you think. Even if you are a caref driver, the person who runs the red light and hits your car may not be. Or something cod go wrong with your health. There are no guarantees. And even if you live to be old, you will feel that your life has flown by so fast.Don’t waste your life on insignificant things when there is so little life to be lived. Focus your time and energy and creativity on things that matter. When you “know the right thing to do”, do it!If you live for things that don’t really matter, you are wasting what can never be retrieved. Make your life count.

Post 9:
'Key to Heaven'

The key to heaven was hung on a nail

Post 10:
'Light & Dark'

Picture two rooms; one is light and the other dark.
There is a door between the rooms.
When you open the door what happens?
Does the dark fight the light?…. No.
Is there a war at the doorway?…. No.
Are dark and light equal or opposing forces?…. No.
When the door is opened, the light simply floods the dark room.
What is the truth about darkness?
Darkness is merely an absence of light. It is emptiness, and the light room is full. We all have dark parts of ourselves, and they too are just empty.
What part of you lives in a dark room?
How can you bring in some light?

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I dreamed I had an interview with God.
So you Would like to interview me? God asked.
If you have the time said.
God smiled. My time is eternity.
What questions do you have in mind for me?
What surprises you most about humankind?
God answered…That they get bored with childhood,they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.That they lose their health to make money…and then lose their money to restore their health.That by thinking anxiously about the future,they forget the present,such that they live in neither the present nor the future.“That they live as if they will never die,and die as though they had never lived.
God's hand took mine and we were silent for a while.
And then I asked…
As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?
To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love,and it can take many years to heal them.To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,but is one who needs the least.
To learn that there are people who love them dearly,but simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings.To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.
“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else you Would like your children to know?
”God smiled and said,Just know that I am here… always.    

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'A New Day'

The elemental's fought and sent back the armies of Mammon to the inner world.The scribe ended the inspired parchments, letting the believers cry over the new day on Earth.Long after the thunder and the fire, came the sun and finally the long awaited rainbow…

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'Become a conscious co-creator of reality'

If you choose to become a conscious co-creator of reality, think of this as a guide to your adventure of becoming all that you can be.Many people get stuck with the idea of creating reality because of not having a deeper understanding of the subject. Because it is a subject of such a profound nature, to oversimplify it Would be to risk misunderstanding and limitation.
As with all things it is best to trust your own inner sense of truth. Question everything, and dig to find your own wisdom. I offer you my understanding, but encourage you to find your own truth.
When we talk about the ability to create reality, we are in the realm of power. Reality creation is an issue of power and therefore we need to first understand what power really is. So here is a summary and diagram of those main concepts from which we can build a more advanced understanding.
Here is a formula to understand power:Power = Responsibility + Choice P=R+C Your sense of power is proportional to your ability to respond (response-ability, responsibility for your choices) and your awareness of choice. Therefore, to increase your power, you must increase your sense of responsibility and your awareness of choice. We feel powerless when we believe that we have no choice. We are empowered by increasing our awareness of choice.
We tend as humans to move from one extreme of a polarity to another. We do this out of fear. In our fear of powerlessness we move to the opposite extreme of believing that we are all powerful (+ power), in other words we exaggerate our sense of power. In our fear of being all powerful, we move to the extreme of believing that we lack power (-power), in other words we suppress our power.
Neither extremes are true we when look from the place of our deeper wisdom. Our deeper wisdom tells us that we are both powerful and powerless, and that we find our place of true peace at the fulcrum, balanced between the two extremes.
By trying to exaggerate your power you take on the belief that you are all powerful and that every aspect of your outer reality is your creation and within your control. This leaves you burdened with other people's choices and with the weight of the entire earth reality on your shoulders.
Following this, if you created it all, you must also be responsible for it all, including other people's actions and their choices. Other people's realities are non existent, it's all you and it's all your fat. Even winter is your fat if we follow this reasoning. This doesn't ring true at our deepest place of reason. For example, if you created winter you shod be able to un-create it. But thinking summer thoughts for the rest of your days will not change the reality of winter. This belief leaves you feeling frustrated and in pain.
If you live with this belief, you will carry other people's burdens, responsibilities and even trying to interfere with their destinies. The healing for this is to accept the opposite polarity of power instead of being afraid of it and to give the reality of powerlessness a place. When you accept that there are aspects of reality that you do not create, that belong to the reality of earth (like winter) or are the creation of other people, you find peace. And ironically when you drop fighting the reality of powerlessness by trying to be all-powerful, this place of acceptance gives you more power to bring change in the world.
By trying to suppress your power, out of the fear of it, you will go to place of being in victim consciousness. At this extreme polarity you will hold the belief that you have no power, no choice and no responsibility. You resign from your place as a co-creator of your reality and blame others for what shows up in your world. The rest is that you feel like a pawn in your own life. Your potential to grow and learn are severally stunted and you lose touch with your creativity, your ability to bring change, your individuality and your so. You live in anger or fear of those that you believe have more power than you, or you live trying to steal, bargain, earn, seduce or beg for your resources. When you accept your responsibility for your reality and learn to create choices as well as be aware of the choices already in existence, you regain your power.
Like with most things, the truth is in the middle. At the balance point of the fulcrum of power, we become conscious. We acknowledge and accept where we do have choice, and we claim our power and take responsibility. And in that moment, we claim our peace and our power.You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust your sails anon.
The Deeper knowledge We have explored the realm of power and now if we are to explore conscious co-creation at a deeper level, we must look at the 2 concepts:  
1. Conscious  
2. Co-creation
To be conscious is to be aware. If you are conscious of something you are aware of it. If you are unconscious, you are unaware. We shape our realities from both our conscious and unconscious aspects of self. For example, you may be trying to build a business and feel frustrated at why it continues to struggle. You may be consciously aware of all your efforts to create abundance and success. But you may not be aware of your unconscious fears and beliefs. These unconscious fears and beliefs have the power to sabotage your creations. Becoming conscious, is about bringing things out of the dark and into the light of your awareness. Getting to know yourself, spending time acknowledging your body's feelings and exploring the root of your fears will help you to unpack the hidden forces in your life and to transform and heal them.Let's now make conscious the aspect of ourselves that has the ability to create.
 Are you creating your future?
Can you change your future?
Time and your future time lines if you are impacting your reality you must in some way be affecting your future. So let's look at time and the concept of time lines to better understand how we co-create our reality.Your body is convinced that time is linear. It looks back and sees a single past. It looks forward and sees an unknown future. It presumes that because it sees one past that there is one future. The so has a very different view of time. It sees multidimensional. In past life regression work for example, people often remember not only reviewing the past life that they did live, but also the time lines of that past life that they didn't live. In other words, had they made other choices, they Would have seen different consequences. The so can review these unlived time lines from a so state to gain more learning about their incarnation.Physical things decay, they are born and travel always towards a certain death. Your body models reality on this physical perception.
 At a so level time looks very different.Imagine a sphere with horizontal and vertical lines covering it, in a similar way to our images of an earth with longitude and latitude lines. Now imagine that all of the vertical lines represent linear time and all of the horizontal lines represent choice. As you move along a linear path vertically through your life experience, you can at any point shift along a horizontal 'choice' to another vertical life path. Each vertical path has different sets of variables and consequences; it represents a different time line.The lines are not finite but extend into a circular sphere. The poles are points of multiple time line intersection. Here are the points of Alpha and Omega, where cycles begin and end and yet true to any cycle have no real end and no beginning. The horizontal lines are infinite, going round and round, therefore showing us that there are always an infinite array of choices at every juncture of our life's progression. We have maximum free will.Do you create the time lines?
Strictly speaking it may be more true to use the word 'choose' rather than create. Imagine that all of the time lines already exist, that every possible potential experience waits dormant before you. Some time lines remain dormant; others are brought to life in response to your ever changing inner reality. Every choice you make, every intention that you fix, every conscious and unconscious motivation, combined with the deeper wisdom and guidance of your so, brings certain time lines to life and subdues others.Navigating time lines is not easy, because there are so many variables at play.
There is the power of your own inner world: your choices, your intentions, you're conscious and unconscious motivations, your beliefs, your Soul's intentions for this lifetime; all combined with the power of an external reality that has its own res. Your external reality is a mix a physical laws like gravity, other people's realities, choices and actions, as well as the combined collective time lines built by groups of minds and Soul's. Each couple family, community and country contributes to the collective reality of life on earth.
All of this happens on the surface of our symbolic time line sphere. On the surface we direct our consciousness into linear experiences of time, choice and consequence. We navigate our own personal time lines as well as the collective time lines and realities of us all.The place of intimate creative powerful you want to find the place of true creative power where a person is able to influence the collective realities and external realities of the planet,you must look deeper than the surface to the center.
All the while beneath the surface is a centre that sits in peace and stillness.We earn our right to operate from this centre of power by operating from within the nature of the consciousness that resides there. The nature of consciousness at the center of the sphere is the truest expression of what it means to be a so. It is connected to our source, our god consciousness. On the surface, we are entangled in the extremities of space-time reality; we experience fear because we buy in to the reality of beginnings and endings, and because we buy into the reality of separation.
The reality of linear beginnings and endings and separation only exists on the surface of our consciousness. At the centre of our being we know ourselves as one, we experienced unity and timelessness. At the centre we do not operate from a place of fear and survival, we operate from a place of peace, wisdom and love. The power to alter collective and external realities is only acquired from the deepest place of peace wisdom and love. This protects the earth reality from the abuse of this power.
When you are in the centre of the sphere you exit the realm of space-time reality. You sacrifice part of your power to learn from a place of powerlessness and shadow. When moving your point of consciousness away from the centre and onto the grid of time lines, you enter into space time reality, armed with infinite choice to experience your self in various dimensions, to learn, grow and be all things. While incarnated we can learn to become aware of the part of ourselves that exists at the centre, but in doing so we challenge our body's reality which is anchored in a fear driven linear reality.Being a human means accepting with humility the external reality that we face until we find true peace wisdom and love and earn the power to inspire and create change in the world.
Fighting reality, instead of accepting it, causes what you are fighting to grow in strength instead of diminishing it. The saying what you resist persists is relevant here. Acceptance brings the power to transform. We accept when we have wisdom, peace and love.Future realities are not separate things like roads that lie ahead for you to walk on. The future is the collective reality being built by groups of individuals. It is the path you build each day with each thought, decision and intention and it is the highway we build together as groups in families, countries and on earth.
The power to change winter, or affect collective external reality lies not on the surface where our egos and fear have dominion. The power to change the winter lies in a deep sacred place at the center of all Being, and if you managed even for a moment to be there it is likely that in your wisdom and peace you Would not to judge the winter, or fear it.
It is likely that instead you Would bow to it with respect and reverence. In that moment a bridge is built between the reality of the shadow and the reality of the light. And it only takes one light to illuminate even the darkest of spaces. The conscious co-creator of reality works from the centre of his or her being, in peace, with wisdom and love to build bridges from the shadow to the light.   

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'Things only appear to die'

Things only appear to die, said one of the philosophers initiated in the ancient sanctuaries; likewise, things
 only seem to be born. When a thing passes from the state of essence to the state of nature, we call it birth; and we call death the return from the state of nature to the state of essence. In reality, a thing is never created nor destroyed; it only becomes visible or invisible. In the first case, cause resides in the density of matter, and in the second case, it resides in the subtlety of the essence that remains forever the same, differing only in the condition of motion and rest. The modifications of living beings do not belong in reality to these beings individually, but all modifications belong to the single universal Being. And what shall we call the reason of all these phenomena but the primordial essence which, undoubtedly, provokes and determines, and becomes all in all things.

Post 15:
'Sowing What You Reap'

Man reaps what he intimate sows Do good by your fellow man and you will be repaid in goodness by thrice Do evil and eventually Karma will bite you in the backside by thrice.

Post 16:
'Search for the Master within Yourself'

Look deeply and search for the answers from the master within.

Post 17:
'The Beast'

And they watched as the Beast cast off its chains, and with a terrible roar, burst forth and slew those who bound it. And for days the rivers ran red with their lifeblood.

Post 18:
'The word'

The word only survives Because of the Secret.

Post 19:
'A Rosicrucian'

In a Rosicrucian there’s no dogmatic trace He See's the light of God in every face;In Mosque, Cathedral and in Synagogue,Wherever man may lift and cry to God.He joins the Wise Men, following a star,And finds a Christ, a Cross, an Avatar.In Buddha’s shrine, he feels a stir within,He bends the knee when chants the Muezzin.He seeks to understand what Moses taught,And honors what the Hindu sages brought.The mysteries of the pyramids inspire,He honors Zoroaster and his fire,Respects what wise Confucius had to say,Will seek the wisdom found the Tao way.Whenever hearts and hands are raised in prayer,In every shrine, a living God is there.And whatsoever the God ward path may be The Rosicrucian will give it dignity.True brotherhood seeks only to ascend,All paths that lead to God must somewhere blend.    

Post 20:
'A Million Warriors'

And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million Warriors like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble.

Post 21:
'The Great Bird"

The great bird circled to the ground, landing amidst the rude burning huts of the unbelievers, and assumed the shape of a Warrior. The Warrior spoke clearly and luringly, giving the unbelievers a present in shape of their unholy containers. The unbelievers heeded the cunning beast, carrying the present to their places of worship, only to note the box contained an even more luring present.

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'A Lesson To Be Learned'

The Door With a heavy heart and the burdens of a hard life, a man shyly walked up to the doorstep of God.
Curious and slightly intimidated, he lightly tapped on the golden veneer of the Almighty's magnificent front door.
After a few uncomfortable seconds of silence, he thought to himself,
How odd?
Maybe God did not hear his knock, so he rapped on the door just a little bit harder. Again, there was no answer.
Confused, as one might expect, the man began to knock louder and harder. Still, there was no answer.
His anticipation turned into worry. His worry turned into fear. His fear turned into desperation.
Panicking, he thought to himself, Does God not hear me?
Is He ignoring me?
Why doesn't He answer?
Where is He?
Yet all the while, although the man did not notice, God was patiently and lovingly watching this man claw and fight and pound in desperation.
Still, The One did not speak a word.Like a two-year old throwing a temper tantrum, the man began begging and pleading with God to open the door.
He clawed, scratched and kicked the door. But God did not open the door.The man continued to kick and bang on God's door.
He made great promises in hopes to barter his way into the house of the Lord. He yelled at God. He threatened God with their very relationship! And God watched with persistent love. Firm in His resolve, He did not open the door.
In what seemed like an eternity to this man, he sat down at the threshold exhausted and spent from his roller coaster ride of emotions. Tears streaming down his face, and breathing heavily, he decided it was time to rest. He came to the uncomfortable realization that God was just not going to open this door for him no matter what he did or said.
His actions, his words, his begging, pleading and promises yielded him nothing in return.And God patiently watched with all the love that only He cod give. This man will come to the correct, divine and perfect solution in due time.As if a light Bulb flashed in his head, the man stood up!
He took a deep breath and began to smooth out his clothes. He took out a handkerchief and dried the tears from his eyes. Carefully, he took hold of the glorious handle of God's front door and gently turned the knob.The door was unlocked! With a small push, he opened the door and peeked inside. His heart pounded with curious excitement. Hello?'the man queried.
No one answered.
Nervously, he slowly opened the door all the way and tiptoed inside the threshold where he saw the most magnificent sight! Everything he had ever wanted from God was there for him, unmoved and unspoiled; just waiting right there for him! Oh how his heart sang!
The man thought to himself, Why did God not answer my prayers? Why did I have to wait until I stood before the kingdom of Heaven in order to obtain those gifts I've always wanted and needed from Him?And the answer came to him as natural as breath: The kingdom of God is inside you and all around you. Not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Lift a stone and you will find Me.
Everything I ever needed was within me all along! He thought.Do not look outside yourself begging God to open the door for you. Open your own doors. Be the co-creator you were designed to be. Choose your path knowing that the choices you made were divinely laid before you.Go forth, co-create and realize all the potential of The Creator.
His gifts are your gifts just waiting to be shared.The story above is wonder full and teaches all of us, religious or not to look deeper into our souls.If those who lead you say to you, “See, the Kingdom is in the sky,” then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, “It is in the sea,” then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.
When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.

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Knowledge is structured in consciousness. The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness — enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge.

Post 24:
'Vital Life Force'

Life is concentrated in a sun at the centre of the system, and the planets receive more of its influence the closer they are to it and the less material they are, just as the sun receives a more active influence the closer it is to the Life-Principle from which it emanates. It is then that the active force prevails over the passive force, for the planets are grouped around the preponderant centre: the living being we call a world comes into being; it is organised and slowly evolves toward the Unity from which it has come.
On each of the planets, the law that has given birth to a world repeats itself identically. The sun acts toward the planets as Life-Unity acted toward the sun. The planet is more material the farther away it is from the sun. At first fiery, then gaseous, then liquid, some solid agglomerations appear on the bosom of the liquid mass: the continents are born.
Then starts the evolution of the planet toward its sun and planetary life is organised. The active force here again prevails over the material, passive force. The products that come into being on the planet follow the same phases as those undergone in relation to the sun.
The continents in solidifying condense in their bosom the fiery forces that primitively formed the planet.This terrestrial Vital Force, which is nothing but an emanation of the solar Vital Force, acts upon the earth, and the vital rudiments develop in forming the lower metals.
Just as a world evolves toward life of its universe in creating for itself a so, a whole formed of all the planetary Soul's contained in it, likewise each planet evolves toward the so of its world in creating its planetary so, a whole formed of the Soul's this planet contains.
Life progresses in the same way through the vegetable and, some thousands of years later, the highest product of the continent appears: man who represents the sun of animality as gold represents the sun of minerality. The progressive law will rediscover itself in man as in all the rest of nature.
Let us look back and we shall remember that at the moment when a world was born, others already existed that had reached various degrees of evolution toward Unity. The rest is that there were worlds more or less old. Just as the planets have different ages, so are there different ages in their products.
When a planet evolves for the first time toward the first trace of the mineral kingdom, another one older in its vital products has already evolved toward the first animal kingdom, and another even older still has already evolved toward the first human kingdom. Just as there are planets of several ages, there are older or younger continents on the same planet. Each continent is crowned by a race of men as each world is crowned by a sun.

Post 25:
'The Way of The Warriors'

Out of the darkness the Oracles shall come forth.They will be called warriors.All that appose them and follow Mammon, will be cleansed or exposed for who or what they try are.

Post 26:
'Lost Humanity'

Our darkest days are upon us, when we convey to the world that criminals of our societies that have had their sentences commuted to the death penalty, have no right to die with dignity.

Post 27:

We all know or knew someone like this!!
One day, when I was in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why Would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.” I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend's tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.
As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes my heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks.” They really should get lives.
“He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!”
There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude. I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I Would have never hung out with a private school kid before.
We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!” He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next few years, Kyle and I became best friends.
When we were seniors we began to think about college and work. Kyle decided on Sydney Uni and I was going to to work in an apprenticeship. I knew that we Would always be friends, that the miles Would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor and I was going for eventually Uni in Criminology.
Kyle was dux of our year. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous!
Today was one of those days.
I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach…but mostly your friends… I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.
I am going to tell you a story.
” I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.
“Thankfully, I was saved.
My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.” I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, proper boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.Never underestimate the power of your actions.
With one small gesture you can change a person’s life.
For better or for worse.
God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.Look for God in others.As you can see, “Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
”There is no beginning or end.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.

Post 28:
'The Randomisation of Evolution'
By Bishop Robert J Carnes

Evolution is a portion, a genesis if you will, of the theology of randomness.
You really must have more faith in the powers of randomness than you Would if you had faith in Creationism and Intelligent Design.Why?
The theology of randomness is what most humanists and anyone who has jumped on the bandwagon of the convoluted theory of evolution believes in. I say convoluted due to the fact that many have distorted what the great Charles Darwin once wrote, which was simply a theory on the understanding of evolution based on the theory of natural selection and not what has be disproportionately fed to us over the years that has lead to the belief that this is how and where man was intimately born from, a primordial type of soup.
That is, the universe is a random formation and that we are nothing more than randomly proportioned molecules and cells and bones and nerves and organs. The theology of randomness goes like this:
Randomly, before the universe was borne, random powers that we cannot comprehend but still must have randomly come together, brought about the birth of the universe.
Randomly, after the birth of the universe, forces came together randomly to create such powers as the laws of thermodynamics, gravity, space and time, and other portions of dimensions.
Randomly these forces randomly came together to create randomly what Would be viewed as the galactic cluster, as the galaxies, as the solar systems, and the sun and planets.
Randomly of course.
Randomly the world was created; randomly powers came together out of sheer randomness and blind luck to create the first life. This first life, randomly of course, moved forward to create more and more species, randomly picked out of all these different species so that some species Would live and other species Would die, randomly of course, randomly based upon blind luck of the life form itself and the surrounding elements.
Thus randomly, after millions of random and blind luck years came you and I.
Randomly Sounds totally outlandish, doesn't it?
It's like winning the lottery 3576 times in a row, every time only buying one ticket.
Pot luck don't you think?
Thus Evolution, as we are taught, is the genesis of the theology of randomness. This theology of randomness states that, because everything came together through chance and blind luck, almost the luck of an idiot, you and I were formed just out of accidental culmination's of cells and genetic structures and DNA strands.
All random of course!
In this theology of randomness, we are then told that, because we are animals, because we are just happenstance that now brings me to write this and for you to listen, nothing really matters after all, there is no supreme moral compass and that while nothing is true and everything is permitted, we can then draw some conclusions.
First we can conclude, logically, that since we are random accidents, there really is no beginning and end, there really is no need for love, for dignity, for truth, for hope, because really, some human species are better able to adapt than others.
As such the reason why, under the laws of evolution and the theology of randomness, racism really isn't that bad of a deal. I mean really, some people, we are nothing more than animals so says the gospel of evolution and the theology of randomness, life really holds little value eternally.
Abortion doesn't matter either because everyone is just a humanoid piece of blob with no so. Adultery isn't a problem, there are no ethics.
Eat. Drink. Be merry!
For Today we live, tomorrow we may die.
It doesn't matter because, under the truth of evolution as the genesis of the theology of randomness, there really is no point to anything. One day our world will die, one day our solar system will die, some day our galaxy will also die, our galactic cluster will die, our universe will too also die.
We won't be remembered, we won't matter. It is all pointless.
Isn't it?
I just cannot believe that.
I firmly believe, as an intelligent and rational man, that after looking at the gospel of evolution and the theology of randomness whose disciples push and kick their theory of evolution into the face of everyone who will listen, I firmly believe that there must be some type of underlying Intelligent Designer out there.
There must be a being or a force of some type that we interact with, be it known or unknown, some believe that the being is Yahweh as shown in the Book of Genesis, in the Torah, that created the universe. Others believe this being, Yahweh, GOD or what ever you wish to call the entity or power behind our being here on this planet we call earth, created us for a reason, brought this world into being so that we (even after the Fall of Adam and Eve) can have and look forward to a relationship with the one some call GOD.
I believe that we have a distinct past, a specific present where we choose to both honour and love others or to turn our backs on them, and an empirical future where we, by our choice, either find ourselves forever in the presence of the GOD of our hearts or forever outside the presence of it.
I believe that through Rosicrucian-ism we can have a relationship with the GOD of our hearts because, where Adam, Eve and Jesus failed we can succeed. I trust in the GOD of our hearts.
I trust in the powers that be.
I may not know the reasons and the why of the universe, I may not understand each and every nuance of time and space. I don't have a complete answer as to why good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people; but, after years of struggle and intellectual juggling, during which time I studied everything from atheism to Wicca, I proudly say that I have come to the conclusion that there is not only some type of Intelligent Designer or presence of a cosmic virtue, but that Intelligent Designer or cosmic presence is within each and every one of us.
Of course I am sure some will call me names.
Uneducated.Fool.Blind.Et Cetera.
That really doesn't matter, though; I have finally found the truth after years of pushing the GOD of our hearts away. I realize that you can be of Christian type values and an evolutionist and at the same time, which ironically is never pointed out by anyone, because the two doctrines were said to be incompatible to be bound together.
You can if you wish believe in GOD through Christ or you can believe in the theology of evolution the randomness or both or what ever you wish to believe in. At the core, to believe in evolution, you can still believe that Jesus Christ is who He says He is, because if man evolved, it could have been a plan of the powers that be. It doesn't mean that because there was no fall of Jesus Christ, then there is no need for the Christ Jesus. It doesn't mean that if there is no need for Jesus Christ, then evolution is correct.
There can be a place of compromise. You can be either for the world and worship the world through evolution or for the Creator of the world by the Word or both or any other type of belief system, such as Rosicrucian-ism or paganism what does it matter?
For me, I am glad that I saw the truth, and that all this fighting and arguing over where did we come from is nothing more than a sand castle waiting to be hit by the wave of truth, the wave of enlightenment. Which, I might add, is at our very grasp if we really wish to see it for ourselves, we just need to look internally for the answer, we all have the power inside ourselves to the mysteries of our world.
I am glad that I now see the empirical truth of Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design.
Now that I know the truth, I have been set free.
So now I ask how far down the rabbit hole do you wish to go?
As above So below.
So Mote It Be.

Post 29:

I have found this to be inspirational & very important in my life.I try very hard to live by this, but as we are all fallible you can only jump back on the wagon once you have fallen off.As they say try and try again.

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstands, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Post 30:
10 Golden Lessons

The new year is a time that inspires new hope in us all.  It is an opportunity to resolve and commit to live our lives in a way that reflects our deepest values.The new year is a time where we are reminded that we always have the opportunity to begin anew -- to make an earnest, fresh start.The new year is a new canvas upon which we can create images of peace and joy, harmony and inspiration.But even in our rush to create something new, let's take time to remember with gratitude the many moments that have come together and conspired to bring us this new year.  This new year is manifesting through the medium of all the years that have proceeded it.  It is constituted and contains within all the thoughts and experiences that came before it.So as we open our hearts to meet the new year and the abundant hope it bears, let us all take a quiet moment and remember with gratitude the gifts that the previous year has brought us. The many lessons it has taught us.  The good people it has introduced to us. The beloved people who it took along with it.  The bright moments of inspiration and even the dark moments where we realized our inner strength.  The moments of love, compassion, peace, and promise. The moments we wished would never end.
The ten lessons are:
1. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
 Most people don’t try new things because of their fear of failure. Failing is not something to be afraid of. It is often the losers who learn more about winning than the winners. Our mistakes always give us opportunities to learn and grow.
 2. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. 30 years from now, you won’t possible remember what chapters you had in your science book; you’d only remember what you learn on your way. Life lessons stay with you forever. Real education starts from within.
 3. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. When you reflect on how far we humans have come from the prehistoric caves to mind-blowing technological advancements, you would feel the power of imagination. What we have now was built from the imagination of our forefathers. What we will have in future will be built from our imagination.
 4. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
 Creativity and uniqueness often depends on how well you hide your sources. You can get inspired and influenced by other great people; but when you are on stage with the whole world watching, you must become a unique, individual force that learnt different values from different people.
 5. The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. If you think of all the top people in the world, they would have added something of value to the world. You must give in order to take. When your purpose is contributing or adding value to the world, you will be elevated to a higher level of living.
 6. There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. When nothing is a miracle, you gain the power of doing anything you want and you have no limits. And when everything is a miracle, you stop by to appreciate even the smallest of beautiful things in the world. Thinking both ways will give you a productive and happy life.
 7. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking. Dreaming about all the great things that you can achieve is the key to a life filled with positivity. Let your imagination run amuck and create the world that you would wish to be in.
 8. In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself. If you want to become a very successful entrepreneur, you must start a business right away. Wishing to become one, but fearing the consequences will not help. The same applies to everything – in order to win a game, one must above all play the game.
9. You have to learn the rest of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Learn the res of your game and start playing it best. Keep competing like your life depended on it. And after a while you will have no one else but you to compete against. At that point, better your best.
10. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Intelligent people ask.
Keep questioning yourself and others to find solutions. This will help gain knowledge and analyze your growth in all walks of life. 

Post 31:
"Life's little questions"

Could a religion exist that had no believers?
Why are there so many answers to Gods questions?
If life is a puzzle, does it need to be completed?

Post 32:
"The Key'

So often times, it happens that we live our lives in chains and never even know we have the key.

Post 33:
Can You Hear God?

We go through life sometimes thinking that God never talks to us or he does not care about our lives. He has far bigger and better things to do, or our loved ones that have past onto the Lord, never contact us and we do not feel them around us.
But sometimes we need to be still in our thoughts and our lives, and look for the little things, as these could be the message that we are waiting on.
Little things, such as a bird hovering over us and landing on our head, or the butterfly swiftly fleeting around us to catch our attention as we walk. Sometimes it may be just a phone call with no-one at the other end, just as we were thinking of our loved one, or as we were sad in our thoughts.

We are sometimes blind to Gods messages due to life's worries getting in the way and drowning him out. We need to open not just our hearts, but our minds and be still to receive some of the messages and lessons from him and our loved ones.

I myself was in the same boat, as it can be said, I had an emptiness inside of me for most of my life and had no idea of how to fill it, and with what to fill it with.

I was searching most of my life for something that God was trying to give to me all along, but I just kept on missing his clues that he kept throwing me.

It was like drowning in an ocean, God kept sending me life preservers, but I never reached out to get them, blinded by the waves of emptiness and hurt.

It was not until I sat quietly and then I noticed the small messages of what he had in store for me, the messages were right there in front of me all the time.

All I had to do was look and read, there was my future, he wanted me to follow, in my case it was in the form of adverts in different magazines from times gone by, that kept cropping up and a cryptic message sent from a member of The Order, to where my life would travel towards his ultimate goal for me, Ministry of Religion.

So from that day forward, I devoted my life to The Rosicrucian Order and the Priesthood, to help others in their travels in life.

From time to time we, as Ministers, question Gods future for us, I remember just recently, questioning Gods plan for me.

I thought, was my life going in the correct direction?

God had whispered to me that I should study further into Christian Theology, and take my education on the subject onto bigger and better goals.

So as and good child of the high and mighty, I did as I was instructed, and attached myself to a local, but large Christian denominations study center.

After sometime during these studies, I started to question if it was the right direction to be heading, as Rosicrucianism is not based on it.

So once more God had to give me another little nudge and hint, that I was traveling in the right direction, "his direction".

While at a leaders lecture of my Order, a quick and little message was given, "the only way to God and Heaven is through the teachings of Jesus Christ".

Now of the several people in the room, I was the only one to understand this message, and to understand it was directed to me, pointing me, to the direction he wished me to travel.

Now, I know what you are thinking at this very moment.
How did he know the message was for him?
Well, the other members at the lecture including the lecturer, were not of any Christian denomination and complained of why it was included in the lecture.

God's little message to me to take notice.

So as it has been stated before, watch, listen, for God's and any passed loved ones, little messages.

They may have been talking to you all this time, just you were not listening or watching for their signs.

Peace Profound My Friends

Bishop RJC.

Post 34:

God versus science

‘Let me explain the problem science has with religion.’  The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

‘You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’

‘Yes sir, the student says.

‘So you believe in God?’


‘Is God good?’

‘Sure! God’s good.’

‘Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?’


‘Are you good or evil?’

‘The Bible says I’m evil.’

The professor grins knowingly. ‘Aha! The Bible!’ He considers for a moment.

‘Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?’

‘Yes sir, I would.’

‘So you’re good?!

‘I wouldn’t say that.’

‘But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.’

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. ‘He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?’

The student remains silent.

‘No, you can’t, can you?’ the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

‘Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?’

‘Er..yes,’ the student says.

‘Is Satan good?’

The student doesn’t hesitate on this one. ‘No.’

‘Then where does Satan come from?’

The student falters. ‘From God’

‘That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?’

‘Yes, sir.’

‘Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?’


‘So who created evil?’ The professor continued, ‘If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.’

Again, the student has no answer. ‘Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?’

The student squirms on his feet. ‘Yes.’

‘So who created them?’

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. ‘Who created them?’ There is still no answer.. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. ‘Tell me,’ he continues onto another student. ‘Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?’

The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. ‘Yes, professor, I do.’

The old man stops pacing. ‘Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.. Have you ever seen Jesus?’

‘No sir. I’ve never seen Him.’

‘Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus?’

‘No, sir, I have not.’

‘Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?’

‘No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.’

‘Yet you still believe in him?’


‘According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?’

‘Nothing,’ the student replies. ‘I only have my faith.’

‘Yes, faith,’ the professor repeats. ‘And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.’

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. ‘Professor, is there such thing as heat?’


‘And is there such a thing as cold?’

‘Yes, son, there’s cold too.’

‘No sir, there isn’t.’

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. ‘You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white  heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold’. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that.. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees.’

‘Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.’

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

‘What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?’

‘Yes,’ the professor replies without hesitation. ‘What is night if it isn’t darkness?’

‘You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word.’

‘In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?’

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. ‘So what point are you making, young man?’

‘My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.’

The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time. ‘Flawed? Can you explain how?’

‘You are working on the premise of duality,’ the student explains. ‘You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.’

‘It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.’

‘Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?’

‘If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.’

‘Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?’

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester,indeed.

‘Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?’

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

‘To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.’

The student looks around the room. ‘Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?’ The class breaks out into laughter.

‘Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.’

‘So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?’ Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.

Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. ‘I guess you’ll have to take them on faith.’

‘Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,’ the student continues. ‘Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?’

Now uncertain, the professor responds, ‘Of course, there is. We see it everyday It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.’  To this the student replied, ‘Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.’

The professor sat down.

PS: the student was Albert Einstein