oh to be Dan Brown.
life must be good.
and thank the Lord that his latest book is upon us: ORIGIN
Can I get an amen?
Now, being in full PR mode, his latest dribble, expanding on his latest creative marvel (link courtesy of yahoo!), goes a little something like this:
"Christianity, Judaism and Islam all share a gospel, loosely, and it's important that we all realise....Our religions are much more similar than they are different...We will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other....some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine...our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us ... will diminish and eventually disappear."
Brown frames his latest musings as if with the rise of our technological advancement, the creation of artificial intelligence, society will evolve and transform this relationship with the Divine, en masse; his belief, that if we were to begin linking our consciousness through these modern modes, prayer and communing with God is made virtually obsolete. I mean, who needs a God that judges, right?
Perhaps we should start with my first response, which is: what a freaking idiot, this Dan the man.
If all this is about "consciousness," then doesn't he realize that we already have these kinds of religions already on the planet? The book, The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes, is this! Many eastern religions...is this! Transcendental meditation, Spiritual Mind Treatments, to the awe to the Om, we humans have been in touch with this kind of higher consciousness and practices for centuries.
If his point, now, is to simply mock the main -- the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam -- then consider it done already. Let's move on to his next book, where Dan, the man, figures out the origins of his Origin, the book, and discovers that his talent and his life's work were pre-destined by God, himself, right down to the final exclamation point....you know, being the One who knows Everything, and even what Dan the man will have the gall to say next. Can I get an amen? Oh sister, you are on fire this morning. Oh indeed I AM and God's wearing frilly and flowery PJ's, too.
Wouldn't the global governance society, chock full of leftists and progressives, just love it if humanity simply moved on dot org from any ties that bind with organized religion -- beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelations. Oh that indeed, can no longer be disguised.
Oh Dan the man. When you say,
"our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us."
Oh Dan the man, now you are just embarrassing yourself.
This must be precisely how intellectuals and scientist, and again, leftists, see it. Oh you stupid, ignorant speck of humanity, believing, and keeping the faith, in such mumbo jumbo that no longer serves us, no longer is enough....and saying so with such snark, its a wonder it ever was.
It's just sad.
It's just sad that Dan, the man, is clearly not in relationship with this great God of ours, Creator of all things large and small, or clearly he would naturally, and sentimentally, and honorably, hold a certain reverence and understanding that surpasses all understanding of this kind of God, right?
I mean, there is nothing greater than God.
Oh how Great Thou Art and It lives here, right here beside me, every moment of every day. With all due respect, to know this kind of Love, Dan, you will truly be set free. Does it hurt, Dan, to keep this charade up -- to think that mankind can actually become more wise, more knowing, more conscious and so much more important, than God ITSELF? Who's ignorance is showing now?
Words from Kahlil Gibran:
"Say not, 'I have found the path of the soul.' Say rather, 'I have met the soul walking upon my path.'...The soul does not walk upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."
"Is not religions all deeds and all reflection, And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupation."
"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all...And to take with you all men: For in adoration you cannot fly higher than their hopes nor humble yourself lower than their despair. And if you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children. And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightening and descending in the rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees."
Oh Dan the man -- this kind of consciousness is HERE. It is now.
All any one of us has to do is go to IT!
There is even a good book to read, that tells us all about It's Origins, too. (Of course, it's not the latest thing, it's nothing new, it's actually ages old...but I digress)
Just love that part when Dan, the man, duly notes that the main religions "all share a gospel, loosely."
Loosely, he says.
Um, this girl begs to have that characterization mocked and poked fun of all the rest of this darned day. Oh Dan, you are so funny.
"And what is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge? Your thoughts and my words are waves from a sealed memory that keeps records of our yesterdays, And of the ancient days when the earth knew not us nor herself, And of nights when earth was upwrought with confusion.
Wise men have come to you to give of their wisdom. I came to take of your wisdom: And behold I have found that which is greater than wisdom. It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself, While you, heedless of its expansion, bewail the withering of your days. It is life in quest of life in bodies that fear the grave.
There are no graves here.
These mountains and plains are a cradle and a stepping stone. Whenever you pass by the field where you have laid your ancestors look well thereupon, and you shall see yourselves and your children dancing hand in hand. Verily you often make merry without knowing."
beautiful Kahlil. oh beautiful Kahlil.
Oh to know that God made us Spiritual Beings having a human experience explains everything and nothing, right? IT depends upon our personal ability and willingness and consciousness to find it within us.
The great in the WE -- the human mind and consciousness inside our God-given bodies, individually and collectively -- must come to find out all on our own, day after day, just how Great IS this Life Source of our one true origin, through which all THINGS large and small are made.
It is this inkling to know God -- to live in RELATIONSHIP with God -- that God, Itself, places in our hearts and minds from the very beginning that we must encourage, from one to another. Whether we consider that beginning to be at Adam and Eve, in Genesis -- or upon the day we are born unto this world -- it is all part of One Story.
And in this perspective, and perhaps this perspective alone -- this girl must praise Dan, the man, in all of his human-ness; for this morning, we speak of God. And How Great Thou Art! Oh you small man, so limited by your own smugness and drowning in your own universe, I thank you! For surely, you have highlighted, precisely and magnanimously, the very things that keep the Almighty up at night (as if He sleeps...).
This One Story thing is validated with each and every generation of people who come forth, bravely, and faithfully, proclaiming the Truth; it is validated from millennia to millennia, and so on, and so on, and forever will be, amen. There is nothing that precedes it nor comes after it -- for this God consciousness is Absolute, whether we choose to link our daily life with It or not. It IS.
And the thing is -- leftists and globalists and progressives can't do a thing about it.
But oh, will they try. Communists and Radicals throughout history have tried, oh have they tried; and good luck with that, as they say.
It lives and has It's Origins in Everything, everything we do and say. From blogs to books, from sea to shining sea, this Thing Called Life is INSIDE us.
So today, let us celebrate -- let us let this Godly-consciousness show right now -- who needs to wait for the robots to catch up, right? And you know what they say about Artificial Intelligence, right? It's not real. Badump ba.
Beginning to day, let us be kind; let us do the right thing, today and every day; let us take care of one another; let us link arms -- standing on football sidelines, in schools, while community organizing -- in wondrous unity, recognizing the splendid things we have in common, right, Dan the Man? The Golden Rule lives, and it is in us. Amen Amen Amen
Of course, it must also be said that even God knows the importance of staying relevant in an ever changing world; my belief is that it's less about judgement, and more about guiding us -- because God loves us so; because God MADE US so; and so, God works through us to make Life so, as best we humans possibly can. Between all the free will running around, and ramparts red glare of human nature all running amuck, chances are none of us will get out of here alive. teehee
And so... all we ever really have is the present moment.
Although I will not buy the book, Dan, the man -- nor will I wait on bated breath for the movie to come out (the one not produced by Harvey Weinstein, no doubt) -- God bless you for being you; bless you, for today we speak of God and Godly things.
Make it a Good Day, G