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  • Life (Intelligence, Power, Spirit) is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
  • Every human being is an expression of the One Life. Our very essence is of Life, and therefore we are also inherently good.

    
 
  
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Weekly Message for February 18, 2024

 

The concept of a God of intervention raises profound questions about divine benevolence and the nature of suffering. In moments of tragedy and anguish, such as the harrowing events at Sandy Hook in Newtown and the school in Uvalde, Texas, the absence of divine intervention can evoke a sense of disillusionment and incredulity. One might wonder, where were the revered figures of Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, or any deity when innocent children were screaming for their lives? The stark reality of such atrocities challenges the notion of an intervening deity who watches over humanity with benevolence and care.

In the face of tragedy, the idea of a God who intervenes selectively appears increasingly untenable. If divine beings possess the power to intervene in human affairs, why do they seemingly remain aloof in the most critical moments? The silence of these purported divine figures amidst the cries of suffering challenges the very foundations of faith. It raises uncomfortable questions about the fairness and justice of a deity who chooses when and where to intercede, seemingly indifferent to the plight of those in desperate need.

Moreover, the belief in a God of intervention can perpetuate a dangerous narrative that absolves humans of responsibility for their actions. By attributing human-inflicted tragedies to the will of a higher power, there is a risk of overlooking the societal and systemic factors that contribute to such calamities. This notion can breed complacency and hinder efforts to address root causes of suffering and injustice, as individuals may resign themselves to the whims of an inscrutable divine plan.

Ultimately, the folly of a God of intervention lies in its inability to provide solace or meaning in the face of overwhelming suffering. Rather than seeking refuge in the belief that a higher power will intervene to prevent tragedy, perhaps the true challenge lies in confronting the harsh realities of existence with empathy, solidarity, and a commitment to building a more compassionate and just world for all.

No intelligent person would want a god of intervention. We are not puppets, but inherently empowered to choose that which we are to experience. Our choices must  be intelligently chosen, registered in our mind with persistence and consistency, and a belief in our ability to manifest accordingly. In other words, we must  believe in our power ... and power up!
 

Keep the Faith!
Rev-Bates
(Reverend Dr. Henry Lee Bates)


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