The Bible is good for one thing: it shows man's evolving and limited perception of what God is; from a ruthless tribal dictator with a "chosen
people", to "God is love" and "love your enemy."
That's the most important thing to take from that book, along with the message to love all things equally.
And no, it's not God's "only work". All works are God's work, including the non-religious ones. It's extremely arrogant to assume that God
chooses sides or demands you be a Christian or < insert religion here >.
And even to assume God doesn't love non-religious people either. I
can't even fathom thinking that way anymore; it's just plain wrong. Who has a child and then casts them away because they grew up a certain way?
Only someone who lacks love in their heart, but "GOD IS LOVE." You know, if a mother can love her son who went down a very destructive path, then
surely God's boundless love can love even "worse" people. Would that same boundless love cast people into eternal damnation, suffering, and
torment? No of course not, because it's absolutely absurd to even think so.
Is it beginning to make sense?
We have become spiritually inert, stagnant. As all things in the universe grow and change, so does our understanding of it all. But some religions
have been used to inflict fear and tighten control on the people to this very day, so much so that some people are afraid to take off their
blind-folds to continue to nurture the light within and all around. Take them off, learn to see again. Light is wisdom, knowledge,
"enlightenment"... you can't see it when you wallow in ignorance and dwell within your ego. There is light within us and there is light all around
us, but some just don't want to see it because they're afraid...
Too much fear. Too much intolerance. Too much hate. Too much ignorance. All qualities that make us sub-human, and yet we even apply some of those
qualities to our idea of God. We demean ourselves, we demean God, we demean everything. See the connection? The Oneness?
We're humans, we have the ability to think critically and convey those thoughts to one another, and we have an understanding of love and humility,
but where is all that when we shut ourselves in from each other, put up walls and borders, call our neighbours heretics and infidels, take up arms and
kill each other. Where is the love in all that? Where is the open-mindedness? The exchange of ideas? The humility?
Where is it? Where? It's locked up, held prisoner by the ego ("Satan"), the "us vs them" mentality, the unconscious mind and spirit. It's pinned
down and gagged by the ones that try to control us all, but you can free it. All you need to do is... become conscious and aware again to stop living
in the mirage that was placed before you. Open your heart so that you may become loving and compassionate to understand the Oneness that we all are.
Have the willpower and desire to break free. Adore wisdom in all its forms and continue suckling from it. And eventually, we'll all be loving,
powerful, and wise enough break our limits and go beyond ourselves. Always growing and evolving - that is how we are, as we always have been, as we
always will be. Spiral out.
The only war against God's work, is the inconceivable illusion that there is a war against God's work.
Love to all.