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INTRODUCTION

This writer has seen his days in the wild and crazy world of religiosity. He was born and
baptized into the state-controlled Lutheran Church in Germany and "confirmed" there. At the age
of 21, as a seeker of peace and truth, he joined the fundamentalist German Church of God in
Canada where he attended 3 years of Bible School. Becoming disillusioned by the church
leadership's disloyalty toward the founders, he left and linked up with the Evening Light
Reformation Church of God movement in 1977, and after 3 years with them became a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, a church controlled by the leadership in Salt
Lake City. There he retained membership in good standing for another 13 years until his quest
for universal reality finally flushed out that acquisition of religiosity as well.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR SHAME IN ERROR WHILE ON OUR UPWARD JOURNEY
TOWARD THE LIGHT (SEEING WE OPERATE FROM BEHIND THE VEIL OF
FORGETFULNESS), UNLESS PERSISTENCE IN ERROR CONTINUES TO RULE OUR LIVES
BEYOND THE DAY WHEN LIGHT HAS BEGUN TO SHINE INTO THE RECESSES OF OUR
MINDS! In this dissertation we will not throw stones at those still lingering in the halls of
organized religion, lest our own glass house of past failures in sound judgment becomes
shattered from flying boulders as their response to our assault!

Church membership is sometimes passionately defended around a claim of church authenticity
(legitimacy or exclusivity), i.e. "Our church is the one and only true Church of God on this planet,
and it is our duty to be a member of it!" That is logical, but only true provided universal reality in
absolute fullness has indeed sanctioned that claim and lent it veracity. An outside observer
however should become rightfully suspicious, when he sees numerous churches claiming
exclusivity, whereby "lost sheep" are then compelled to a judgment call of choice they are hardly
qualified to make by virtue of their admitted state-of-mind confusion (of being "lost" in a world of
religious options), only to become trapped in a denominational world of doctrinal limitations. It
can hardly be said that a "lost sheep" really knows it should be looking for universal reality in
order to see its soul restored to the peace and serenity it is so desperately looking for.

THE MOMENT MORE THAN ONE CHURCH MAKES ITS PUBLIC CLAIM OF EXCLUSIVITY,
THAT CLAIM BECOMES HOLLOW FOR ALL, FOR LOGIC REQUIRES THE PRESENCE OF
ONENESS OF TRUTH DIVINE AND ALSO UNIFORMITY OF LANGUAGE, SOMETHING
SECTARIANISM CANNOT DELIVER! THE TRUTH OF THE UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE
FOUND WITHIN THE CONFINED SPACE OF SECTARIAN BOUNDARIES, FOR THAT WOULD
INDEED BE LIKE PLACING A LUXURY LINER INTO A SODA BOTTLE!



C H A P T E R O N E

WHAT WENT WRONG IN THE WORLD OF RELIGION?


RELIGION - A MISNOMER FOR TRUTH

The term "religion" (An organized system of beliefs and rituals centering on a supernatural
being or beings - American Heritage Dictionary) should never in the first place have found its
way into our language, as its definition alone reeks of departure from what reality is all about.
Reality has nothing to do with being supernatural, for all reality is natural as it extends right up to
the 16th or higher dimension. Nothing the Universe has to offer is "supernatural" in its essence,
for all is based upon the realism of universal laws as well as universal scientific laws, wherein all
life can find freedom of expression in absolute totality of existence. This planet and all of its life
forms on it (and in it) is part and parcel of our known Universe, which includes the Milky Way
Galaxy as well as all galaxies and cosmic phenomena. Within such environment man's religious
belief systems become irrelevant, because they can never include the totality of ALL THERE IS.
To turn around then and claim God is ALL THERE IS is rather vague and incomprehensible, as
consensus of what "God" is cannot be found in worlds of religious dogma and is only available to
minds in comprehension of Universe reality.

There is no need for mysticism around the concept of "God" or "angels" or "avatars", for all can
be verily understood within the parameters of Universe reality! BECOME FAMILIAR WITH
UNIVERSE REALITY, AND ALL RELIGIOUS MISCONCEPTIONS WILL VANISH LIKE A FOG
BEFORE THE MORNING SUN! Locked into the knowledge of the Universe is the secret for
man's release from religious error! Obtain that knowledge and apply it correctly, and you will
have credited your soul with an entry into hallways of universal realities with all their glories and
possibilities intact!

Truth in its absolute form is nothing less than universal reality (or Universe reality, if you wish).
THIS ABSOLUTE ASPECT OF REALITY IS COMPREHENSIBLE TO THE HUMAN MIND, FOR
THE HUMAN MIND IS INDEED MADE UP OF THAT ESSENCE WHICH HAS MADE OTHER
INTELLIGENCES SUPREME IN KNOWLEDGE. AND HERE THE SUPREMACY IN
KNOWLEDGE CONSISTS OF TRUTH IN ITS ABSOLUTE FORM! At this point we can probably
see why religious dogma has nothing to do with truth anymore, for it has no ability to deliver that
kind of truth. Hence our conclusion: Religion and truth have nothing in common.



RELIGION - A BROADER VIEWPOINT IS NECESSARY

There exists a fallacy in this world today which has limited the understanding of what religion
really is. In this fallacy the term "religion" finds itself merely connected with god-worship, sin-
aspects, morality-teachings and congregational gatherings for "fellowship" purposes. NOT
GOOD ENOUGH! We cannot ignore philosophical dogma! It has often been said in religious
circles, that their membership is "a way of life." We agree, since one can easily recognize
distinct behaviour patterns unique to each religious viewpoint. Now, if organized religious dogma
is capable of creating behaviour patterns, then organized philosophical dogma can do the same.
So, what is our point? The point is, we cannot ignore organizations based on extreme
philosophical viewpoints and exclude them from the category of religions, if that viewpoint
represents the opposite of what "true-blue religion" has ever tried to achieve, that is, to make
"bad" people into "good" people by instilling in them sound ethical behaviour.

In this writing we will not call subversive organizations by name, however should you during the
course of your life's journey ever have run into a strong, powerful and influential organization,
which teaches it is okay to lie, break promises as well as contracts when it becomes convenient,
deceive, steal under the guise of legitimacy, entice wars and racial tensions, considers a large
sector of populations merely fit for exploitation, encourage moral decay by creating conditions of
family breakdown, or refer to people not of their ilk as "beasts", all the while justifying themselves
by claiming superiority of status, then remember one thing: what you have before you is nothing
less than a religious organization, which has created for itself the antithesis of all that Universal
Oneness of the gods and the Creation ever stand for! You have before you the literal
manifestation of darkness with all its personages firmly entrenched in its own hierarchial
organized structure.

To sum up our observations let's say this much: GROUP PERCEPTION IS ALWAYS LIMITED,
AND NONE CLINGING TO IT CAN RECOGNIZE UNIVERSAL REALITY. RELIGIOUS AND
PHILOSOPHICAL DOGMA WILL FOREVER BE STUMBLING BLOCKS TO THOSE SEEKING
REINTEGRATION INTO THE ONENESS OF THE UNIVERSE, OR BETTER, INTO "ALL THAT
IS," WHICH IS TRUTH IN ITS ABSOLUTE FORMAT! If ultimate truth is the harbour into which
we endeavour to steer our life boat, then let us no longer neglect the other half of our brain, the
one that lets us see what lies beyond, and we will thereby have effectively ended the stunting of
our growth and finally discovered the beauties of creation in its glory and totality!

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