reply to post by BigBrotherBear
If there were a Supreme Being/Creator/G-d, the only way I would worship Him/Her is if this being were Omniperfect (Omnibenevolent, Omnipresent,
Omniscient, Omnipotent). Anything less than that does not deserve worship or adoration.
I completely agree. Lets not forget Providential, and Just. G-d according to kabbalah has two main names (and names merely means modes of relation
with makind), YHVH and Elohim. One being a name of mercy, the other a name of Judgement. Mankind cannot just act as they please, because G-d is a G-d
of order, and justice just as much as he loves his creatures. Imagine it as your relationship with your child. If your son does something bad, you
punish him. Maybe you'll take something away, or perhaps you'll hit him on the bumb. To HIM, he thinks your cruel and mean for doing something
unkind to him. But with your greater understanding, your chastisement is for a greater purpose. Its a GREATER good to deny him what he wants then to
give in and allow him to hurt himself.
This is why G-d punishes the wicked. Not out of anger, or retribution, but for their own good. They need to be clarified and purified in a "river of
fire" in order to comprehend the higher ideas that he wants man to imbibe.
So no Muder, or Theft, or sexual profligance, or any sort of excess that leads to enslavement to that desire. G-d gave man the Neshsma in order for
him to RULE over the beasts, ie; his own inner beasts, and the limitations on freedom they impose on him. True strength comes from obeyind the Law and
Order of Elohim, in order to become like him in the fullest sense of the term. And by fullest i mean some incredible abilities that this thread
alludes to on a physical level. Like telepathy, teleportation, etc. Mankind has power over the physical in the most complete terms. But it can only be
manifest when all of us, together, being lke one man, walk in the way of the creator. We cannot exercise our divine abilities and natural powers if we
subject ourselves to the dulling energies of physicality. This is simply how it is.
not just have a "chosen people" or chosen planet, solar system, galaxy, universe, omni(multi)verse, etc
With regard to the Jews, they are not Chosen, as in better than anyone else. They are chosen in the same way that we choose a king, or president, or a
congregation has a priest, to preside over the mass.
G-d calls the Jewish people a "kingdom of priests" and the job of a priest is different from that of a laymen. But dont confuse yourself. The priest
is not better than the laymen. They are equal in G-ds sight and both serve purposes in the greater context. One cannot be useful without the other.
The Jews are to live in Israel and serve G-d according to the dictates of the Torah. By doing so they affect Divine unifications between the higher
masculine force - G-d, and the feminine, Mankind. The Temple in Jerusalem on the Temple mount is built over a spot which all the leading men of the
world know to be the "naval" of creation, where the spiritual crosses over with the physical. Interestingly enough, in the book of Samuel where
David buys the site of the Temple mount from Ornan the Jebusite, its called "the threshing floor", which also means threshold, as in the threshold
between two different realities. This is why a symbolic temple is built upon it; to influence the divine energies to come into this world in a certain
pattern, to affect human reality in a determined manner.
He/She would exists outside of our Space/Time continuum (whether that be 3, 4, or 11 dimensional) and would be the First Cause and Center of all
things. This being would NOT be petty enough to tell a infinitesimally small in the universal scheme of things human to kill in His/Her name, to
utterly wipe out entire races of people (genocide), nor would He/She be so petty as to demand blood sacrifice (Animal, and especially Human sacrifice
as in the Christian religion).
All religions have truth in it.
The only thing that is not true are things that deny the ultimate truth. For instance, if G-d is true, than it is not proper to ascribe power to
anything other than him (and we only mean "Him" because He is the active agent, which is considered masculine, wheras we are passive, feminine. G-d
in the the ultimate sense is beyond any definition whatsoever, and includes within himself both male/female)
As for animal sacrifice. Animals are the projections of instinctual human thought. The animals the Torah prescribes for sacrifice are thus in truth
parts within ourselves. When we sacrifice this animal, we are sacrificing this part to G-d. Also, note that most of the animals correspond to Zodiacal
powers. Like the Ram (aries), The Goat (capricorn), Cow (Taurus)...These correspond to certain natural powers in the soul.