"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

They Are Watching Us

            Dial into YouTube and view all sorts of compelling evidence that Aliens are around us, watching us—if not from mysterious spacecraft, then from next door. True Believers expose shadowy government conspiracies and cover-ups whose objective is to ensure the unwashed masses see nothing that will upset the status quo, and threaten the power elite.
            Doesn't that seem like a real conspiracy nut's rant? At least a very small part of such. Reasonable people, among whom we no doubt number ourselves, view such rants as the ignorant assertions of those who really need to get a life.
            Aren't we so very sure of ourselves. As unimaginably broad as is our universe, we readily presume our supremacy over any possible life forms that may have evolved independently from us. For our entertainment, Science Fiction presents a vast array of humanoid, alien life forms based on their assumption that Evolution, as it did for humanity guides all organism's development from the simple to the complex, from activated amino acids floating in the primordial ooze to the ascended beings we have become. And the more innovative Sci-Fi even abandons the traditional, anthropocentric model of possible alien evolution by positing transdimentional, formless, energy-beings occupying their own corner of the vast cosmos.
            Were such beings to exist, why would they even want to communicate with this universe of reactionary, material, temporal organisms? Perhaps, existing beyond our physical constraints, they have adopted values infinitely beyond our petty, materialistic power lust, and believe humanity has potential for rising above our current, thieving aspirations.
            Evolutionary science has progressed beyond the Big Bang Theory, into the burgeoning realm of Quantum Mechanics where literally anything is possible. Given the established possibility of parallel universes and dimensions, what is to prevent us from accepting the possibility of a Master Dimension, by which all subordinate dimensions are ruled, invisible to those of us constricted by a physical existence.
            The ancient Hebrews saw evidence of a transcendent order of being from another, unseen dimension. The Elohim, after perfectly creating the first human beings, chose to reveal Himself to a few, select humans by the name translated to English as the "I Am," or "The Existing One." And why did He choose to do that? The Elohim, having created humankind with certain attributes unique to Himself, proceeded to guide His creation through its inevitable rebellion, ultimately into a right relation with Himself.
            Many narrow-minded individuals reject any such possibilities out-of-hat, unwilling—or unable—to as much as entertain the idea of an order of being superior to exalted humanity and outside our own imaginings. Those who do maintain an open mind may perceive obvious evidences that the arbitrarily skeptical choose to ignore or are unable to see. And such evidences, objectively interpreted, lead them to an awe-inspired respect, even reverence, toward the Elohim. They are less likely than closed-minded skeptics to perpetuate the myth of autonomy, adopted by those who fear the possibility of a Higher Authority than themselves.
            We must open our humanistic eyes and see that all the wrong perpetrated in this world stems from the "One-God-Self" delusion that has ruled humanity from its creation. This includes even those religious fanatics who feel chosen as The Hand of God, to wreak vengeance on the Infidels who happen to disagree with them.
            The great question is, "How can we know who are chosen of Elohim and who are pretending?" The answer is both easy and hard. Elohim's word states simply:
Luke 6:43-44 ESV For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, (44)for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.
            And what is that good fruit alluded to in the Scriptures?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 (English Standard Version)
            The five words beginning that passage hold the key to its correct interpretation: Its title, The fruit of the Spirit, qualifies this unique fruit and sets it apart from any other "good," even similar behaviors.
            So, who is watching us, hidden, invisible, and even estrainged from us? No one we need to fear … if we maintain a mind open to Him.

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