Section 7 – The Truth Will Set You Free – Chapter 7.4
The only thing that could be called God is nature, truth, life, love, the present, the now, the force, energy, everything and nothing. God is the balancing force that creates and controls the infinite universe, the force that gives us life and everything in it. That explains it in words, but it is not even close to experiencing what it really is. Some things, most real things, you can only know by experience.
What God does not do: We can and do know God doesn’t get mad, watch us or judge us, reward and punish us, or look or act like a human being. God does not talk to people, answer prayers, think or plan things. God is not like a king sitting on a throne. God is not what the myth says God is.
Alpha/omega: God is not a separate life form. God is all life forms. God is life itself and the balancing force that controls it. The Bible says the same thing. It says, “God is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end, that which was, that which is and will be, the almighty.” It cannot be said better than that.
What God does do: I am as I am. Now we know where God is (everywhere), what God looks like (everything), what God does (everything), and how to be with God (overcome our animal minds). Everything except for our false mental- self is God, and God is that also in an indirect way. When you love your enemy, which the Bible says to do, you love the animal mind. Remember, love means to pay attention. You need to pay attention to the animal mind to overcome it. You have to see it for what it is to not be able to stand it, and do what you have to (learn and spread the truth and life) to overcome it.
Divine relationship: God is only in human form when we let God manifest through us. We represent God and the mind. God can live through us, and we can live through God. God gives us life, and we give God a physical body. It is truly a match made in heaven. The truth makes God become flesh through us.
Jesus said, “He will abide in you and will live in you.”
Kings: Why would people assume that a God would be like and like the same things that a vain, self-absorbed, insecure and egotistic, earthly king would like? When the Bible was written, kings were all powerful, so naturally, they concluded that God must be like an even more powerful king. They thought that if a king likes to be praised and told he is great, so would a God.
I cannot believe in a God that wants to be worshiped all the time. Friedrich Nietzsche
People drag the ignorance of the past into the present, which makes them even more ignorant than the people in the past were. I can understand why primitive, ignorant people in the past would believe and do the things they did, but why would modern people still do the same thing? Kings were the worst people that ever lived; they were the ultimate serial killers. It is insane to believe God is like them. Who would really want to spend eternity with a being like that?
Burn people: Many religions believe hell is a place where God sends people to burn forever. I would not want to be with someone that burns a cat, let alone someone that burns millions of people forever. No decent person would. Even the people that realize that hell is just a metaphor and think hell is really just a place where you will suffer forever are no better. No one should suffer at all, let alone forever. A loving, all-powerful God would not let anyone suffer.
According to the Bible and religion, ninety-nine percent of the creatures that God created are going to hell. Only a few priests and preachers are going to be in heaven. Why would an all powerful God of love do that? He wouldn’t, so the Bible, or the way that it has been interpreted, is not true.
Every religion is true in one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as fact, then you are in trouble. Joseph Campbell
Time to stop: The Bible portrays God as a bearded old man that acts like a stern father or a king on a throne, because Jesus and others used the father metaphor for God and the kingdom metaphor for heaven. A metaphor is not meant to be literal truth, but people, past and present, are saying that they are the literal truth. It is time for people to stop doing it. It distorts the truth, and it is misleading.
Jesus said, “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don't enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.”
The Bible portrays God as everything (alpha and omega),and as an old man in the sky. It is just one of many, many, many contradictions in the Bible. Even with all the contradictions, many people still insist that it is the literal truth. If anyone deserves to burn forever, it is people that say they believe that the myths are true. They have no regard for the truth, and they make it so difficult for the real truth to be known.
In Christianity, neither morality nor religion comes into contact with reality at any point. Friedrich Nietzsche
Watching over us: The whole concept of a man/God in the sky is very egotistical. Only a life form that is really full of itself (mankind) would think that another life form would devote its life to their life. The truth is, no one is watching you, and you would not want it any other way.
The truth is, no one would really want the myths to be the truth.
Everyone really wants a little privacy. People that say “I can feel God watching over me” really give me the willies. That means the God they envision watches them in the bathroom and when they are having sex. The same people think the same thing about loved ones that have passed away. I sure hope my mom and grandmother are not watching me. I know they are living their own new life.
Would you really wish for them to have to spend their life watching you?
People really do not think about the things they say. No one would really want anyone watching them all the time, especially not a judgmental old man, or a parent. The only time they would like it is when they are in trouble. Most people do not see this obvious truth. The fact that they do not see this shows how asleep people are. It is just a myth, and thank God it is.