While many are of the opinion that the Europeans were motivated to come to the New World seeking religious freedom -- and that the First Amendment is the totality of the expression of this motivation -- it remains true that there existed a much higher motivation that few modern-day Americans are even aware of. And if the question was posed to Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and many of the original Constitutional Framers what their motivation was in the creation of a totally new and different form of Government? Few modern Americans could even grasp their ultimate vision which motivated them. Deists such as Thomas Paine understood the reality of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see Deist Belief In Reincarnation). And since I am very much an expression of the soul who previously walked the earth in my previous life as Thomas Paine, I am of the mind that I am the most qualified to provide an answer to this question that has been an enigma to most Americans even to this very day. And what I will present to you in the below will be a totally different vision of the true purpose of our Constitutional form of government than anything you have ever before read. Moreover, because of the work and shedding of blood of our forefathers who brought this Great Nation into being, only now do I have the freedom necessary to convey to others the reality of Esoteric American and the Laws and Forces that were invoked, in order to bring about what has often be portrayed as American Exceptionalism.
Our Constitutional Framers would tell you that (1) our Constitutional form of government is in and of itself very much a Gift From the very Hand of God; and (2), the Higher Objectives of the First Amendment was to bring about the Freedom to Pursue Spirituality; and (3) as with all Gifts from God, what the core Deists portrayed as "priestcraft" -- both sectarian and secular -- has always defiled and contaminated the Spiritual Gifts that God has bestowed upon mankind. But who were the Deists? And what is the difference between religion and spirituality? Thus, in this time of great crisis, it is imperative that before the American People make the grave mistake of once again throwing away this Gift from the Hand of God -- a gift that cannot easily be restored -- that they understand what they are throwing away. Quoting the Wikipedia under Deism: History of religion and the deist mission. Most deists saw the religions of their day as corruptions of an original, pure religion that was simple and rational. They felt that this original pure religion had become corrupted by "priests" who had manipulated it for personal gain and for the class interests of the priesthood in general. According to this world view, over time "priests" had succeeded in encrusting the original simple, rational religion with all kinds of superstitions and "mysteries" – irrational theological doctrines. Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation. The priests consequently enjoyed a position of considerable power over the laity, which they strove to maintain and increase. Deists referred to this kind of manipulation of religious doctrine as "priestcraft", a highly derogatory term. Deists saw their mission as the stripping away of "priestcraft" and "mysteries" from religion, thereby restoring religion to its original, true condition – simple and rational. In many cases, they considered true, original Christianity to be the same as this original natural religion.
While the above excerpt is correct from one perspective, the fact that it was written by an intellectual whose non-spiritual linear thinking has very much alienated the author from a deeper understanding of the subject-matter they are attempting to write about, the author lacks the deeper insight that is necessary to provide the reader with a more complete picture. With the core flaw in the author's thinking being unable to comprehend the difference between religion and spirituality. Intellectuals, who are bound by linear thinking (see Intuitive Vs Linear Thinking), dwell under the grave misconception that they see and perceive the world through a vision of totality -- when in fact, what they think they see as being whole, is a mere fragment of such limited perception, that they remain perpetually in error with respect to every assumption and theory that arrive at. Which means that even when they are right, they are still bound and shackled in error.
From a spiritual perspective, religion is a necessary evil -- a gateway that has the potential to open the door of spirituality -- in the same way that primary-level schooling has the potential to serve as the foundation that prepares the student to go on to college -- and college level of instruction has the potential to open the gateway of greater opportunity and advancement. But in the same way that the Declaration of Independence declares man's UnAlienable Right to "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness", because of both the exercise of our freewill, and the greatly varied conditions of our birth that has orchestrated our present (see Conditions Of Birth), there not only can be no uniform guarantees across the spectrum of people, but by virtue of these dual factors, the lives of some people are predestined to invoke failure. Therefore, while religion can be seen as an elementary grade-level of instruction that is necessary to prepare the entry-level believer to open the door to higher spiritual opportunity and attainment, there is no guarantees -- an in many instances, it is the influence of priestcraft and the union of church and state that obstructs the believer from realizing their true potential -- which enables the mature believer to open the door to True Spirituality.
When properly understood, Jesus did not condemn the Jews because they did not believe in him -- but rather, because they threw away the Key of Knowledge which when properly used, enables the believer to enter the Kingdom and learn the meaning of all mysteries directly from God -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT) -- and the Bible in Basic English translation: "A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not go in yourselves, and you got in the way of those who were going in." And if we update and replace this statement with the word pseudo-shepherd (priestcraft) in place of the words teachers of the law, we can then understand why the mature Christians who were called Deists, rejected the authority of the Church -- condemning their dogma as obstructing the path to True Spirituality.
Prof. Walter Williams lived previously as one of our Constitutional Framers, and in a commentary entitled America's Move Towards Tyranny he presented an important warning to the American People where he wrote: Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government. While imperfect in its execution, the Founders of our nation sought to make an exception to this ugly part of mankind's history. Unfortunately, at the urging of the American people, we are unwittingly in the process of returning to mankind's normal state of affairs. In similar fashion Thomas Paine wrote: "Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an in tolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer!" -- and of course the immortal words: "That government is best which governs least". Then there is the statement attributed to Thomas Jefferson, Barry Goldwater and Gerald Ford: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have".
Recently Barack Obama attributed the success of Americans to the work and environment of (big) government -- i.e., "If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen" -- and while this was merely the latest exposure of his Marxist roots and mindset, if he possessed any degree of enlightened insight whatsoever, he would know that it was the Laws that our Constitutional Foundation was built upon and imbued with, which has brought forth the success that has often been portrayed as American Exceptionalism. And before this Framework of Laws that has empowered the American Dream that has made the United States the Light of the world is thrown away by a people who have no idea what they possess, you would do well to set aside a little of your time and be enlightened by the following article as to the manifest reality of American Spirituality that produced the necessary environment of success, by gaining an esoteric understanding of the Natural Laws which were put into effect by our Constitutional Framers.
Herein is the crux of the problem -- i.e., the American people today know virtually nothing about the Natural Laws of the Earth -- and they are throwing away the very First Principles of the success that has made them world leaders, by permitting Secular Progressives to undermine the very Foundation of Laws that has brought forth the Fulfillment of the American Dream. As the soul who lived as Thomas Paine in the 18th century at the founding of our Great Nation which has been a true Light to the world, my only objective in composing this web site, is to make the American People aware of the Laws that have often been portrayed as The Laws Of Nature And Nature's God, in order to provide the American People with the Wisdom and Knowledge to make an intelligent and informed choice in the present.
In the following article I will explain the esoteric foundation of Christianity and the scriptures -- using the recent findings of modern physics to support concepts of Natural Law that will sound strange to the reader who will for the first time be exposed to the foundation of Laws that controls the conscious awareness of mankind, along with the events that these Natural Laws orchestrate in the lives of men and women while they dwell upon the face of the earth. And while much of this knowledge of the Natural Laws was known to our core Constitutional Framers who as Gnostic Christians were called Deists, possessing an insight into this esoteric knowledge of the Laws today is crucial, in order to make an informed and enlightened choice as to what our future will be. For, the events of the recent past has placed the American People at a crossroads -- the choice of which will impact every aspect of our life in the future -- as well as future lifetimes where we will inherit the fruit of our present-day choices and actions. To the degree that once again it is appropriate to proclaim: "These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls" -- and unless you are prepared to make wise and informed choices at this critical time, you may not like the world you inherit in the future.
While the Secular Progressive Left has often touted the philosophy of Mao Tse-Tung that "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun", if we take the words of Louis Pasteur to the next level -- i.e., "Chance favors the prepared mind" -- this same thought and reality can be expressed in the words: "success favors the prepared environment of mind" Knowledge is Power -- and if the American People possessed the Knowledge of our Constitutional Framers, they would very quickly restore the environment of success that would not only Re-Engineer the American Dream -- but also make it impossible for the Secular Progressive Left to even get to the point where they can prevail over the best interests of the American People -- even at the preverbal barrel of a gun. Thus, the question that is being presented to you this day is this: Do you have an hour or two to gain insight that is available no where else -- not in any books -- not in any of our colleges and universities -- not on any Christian, Gnostic or Deist web sites -- and while I portray this important knowledge under the heading of American Spirituality, it can just as well be portrayed in the words Esoteric Americana. Unbeknown to the vast majority of Americans today, the great success of our Nation was brought about because it was built upon the Framework of the Divine Design of Creation. What has come to be known as the American Dream that has brought countless seekers of a better life with opportunity to our shores from all over the world, is the fruit of the Natural Laws that created the environment of Greatness.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thomas Paine Redux - The American Crisis Resumed
The word Redux is a literary term meaning brought back, returned, revived with the meaning of restored to consciousness or brought back to life. And while it is true that I lived as the original Thomas Paine, it is also true that I never intended to revive the writings associated with this past life that my soul lived as -- but I have been forced to do so out of shear necessity. The below is the opening of the American Spirituality web site.