Spiritual Sobriety - Recovering What Religions Lost
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A Note to the Readers
On 9/11/2001, a group of Islamic fundamentalists commandeered two commerical airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, explaining that Allah had told them to attack the Jewish and Christian infidels influencing the world economy from those buildings.
SO THE GOD OF ISLAM WAS FOR ATTACKING THE TOWERS
Fundamentalist Judaeo-Christian minister Jerry Falwell disagreed, explaining that the towers were knocked down as God's punishment for the proliferation of non-Christians, gays, and feminists in the U.S.
SO THE GOD OF JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY WAS FOR ATTACKING THE TOWERS
A Fundamentalist Muslim minister, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack said that God approved the attack since "if Allah had not wanted the Towers knocked down, they could not have been knocked down."
SO THE GOD OF ISLAM OK'D THE ATTACK ON THE TOWERS THAT KILLED 2800 PEOPLE
A reporter asked the Fundamentalist, Born-Again President George Bush if he had talked with his father (a former president) before attacking Iraq and dropping U.S. bombs on Baghdad. Bush pointed upward and said that he had talked to "The Father." During that talk between Bush and God, God evidently gave the president the go-ahead to drop bombs on a city and kill thousands of women, children, and men in Iraq. In announcing the beginning of the attack on Iraq to the people of the U.S., Bush invoked God's blessing on U.S. soldiers and their war effort.
SO THE JUDAEO-CHRISTIAN GOD OK'D KILLING IRAQIS
There was a time when sanity ruled the earth. Sane living is living that preserves life. Animals, and later humans, did what was required to survive. It was "Job #1." Preserving life ranked supreme. Animals and humans fought but seldom to the death, and neither was ever self-destructive. Killing, when it happened, was about survival, and "self-destructive behavior" would not enter the jargon until religion appeared and a Medicine Man/priest convinced his followers that suicide, sacrifice, and murder were precious acts as far as the gods are concerned. (Details will follow.)
How did some people shift from that sane mindset to believing in a Supreme Being that sanctions self-destruction along with mass killings? How did some end up with a thought-life that could explain that a Supreme Being directed such an attack because of the sex habits or religious preference of the people being attacked? How did we get from living spiritually (in a sane and simple fashion) to living religiously (hearing a god instructing his people to attack, maim, kill, bomb and destroy)? How did we get to the point that humans believe it is better to die than to live?
The book SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY offers the answers by looking at the benefits of spiritual living vs. living in a state of religious intoxication.
eBOOK SPECIFICATIONS: 178 pages; Publisher: Henderson Books; Language: English.
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