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Hi, my name is Ford. I have written a book and created this blog to initiate a most enigmatic conversation. A conversation that many of you, like me, have waited a lifetime to have. A conversation that because of various dogmatic features of our society we felt ashamed for exploring. The thoughts and questions were always there, but because of guilt, lack of understanding, and support we have been stifling those questions. Now all of that ends.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Response To Accusations that I am The Devil

Now and then I get letters from people who believe me to be "The Devil" manifested as the bible predicts, to reign in "The End of Days". Ironically, all of these people have chosen to judge this book by its cover, making accusations to me without reading any of the books content. The title of this book may be a bit striking, however, upon reading it you will discover that the title could not be more accurate. Below is my blanket statement to those who accuse me of either being the Devil himself or for acting on his behalf with this blasphemous book. I should point out that I have never received such accusations from anyone who has actually read the book.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

If you had ben born in Puskar India, you would be vehemently defending "The Bagavagita" for your inherited Hindu Religion. Had you been born in Napal you would be protecting your belief using quotations from "The Tibetan Book of The Dead" arguing on behalf of The Buddha. Had you been Born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia you would be quoting me "The Koran".

The truth is we could be going back and fourth until the end of time between our differences in interpretation of the Bible. We could also agree to disagree and do nothing to elevate consciousness beyond the frustration and horrors that this ongoing argument has brought this world for a millennia. Instead, I propose that we have a choice. We have a choice to recognize the common ground that we can agree on or we can continue to argue about the details, that are hardly the question, forever. Recognizing that we have a choice is in itself, a higher state of consciousness.

This book is about pointing out the similarities and the common ground between all religions and all sciences. How remarkable is it that science is now concluding that the answer to the questions we have searched for, for over a millennia, are finally becoming knowable? How remarkable is it that the answers collaborate nicely with our most cherished and celebrated religions? How fantastic is it that these revelations in science are taking place coincidently at the exact time EVERY organized religion has claimed to be either "the end of days" or some other drastic shift in human consciousness or shift on the planet Earth? Finding the common ground between Religion and Science has been an ongoing battle for centuries. At last, this commonality seems to be at hand. Perhaps this commonality can be the thread of which opposing religions can find common ground as well. It has become clear to me that there is far more to agree on than there is to disagree on. Isn't better to start by looking at the glass half full rather than half empty? The truth is there is not a theologian alive of any religion who would commit to defining God into a single form. God is beyond all form, including thought form and thus defining God for the sake of any single religion is something that cannot be done within the confines of our present human consciousness.

To be like Christ, one needs to be a rebel like him. Christ was vehemently against all organized religions. He fought against religion pronouncing that The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand within the here and now - and that all we had to do to find it is to believe. Jesus told us to "Love thy true self (God)" and to "Love your neighbor as thyself (as God)" Jesus taught us to be tolerant of those who did not believe, Forgive them, for they know not what they do and Jesus taught us to become more self-less. 560 years before Christ said these things Buddha spoke of these same concepts. Buddha laughed at his deciples for writing down his teachings, telling them that by writing it down and conceptualizing it they had missed the point entirely. Isn't this common ground? Before Buddha, the ancient teachings of the Jewish Kabbalah resonated these same sentiments. 500 years before either of them, Lao Tzu wrote of these concepts in the "Tao Te Ching" and the Aborigine spoke of it 45,000 years before Lao Tzu in their religion, "The Dreamtime".

Who said it first or who said it best doesn't make a difference because this isn't a competition. The point is all of our prophets said the same thing. More importantly, these lessons are simply metaphors for you and you alone to guide you in your quest for higher consciousness. These lessons come to us within every religion, but in order to get the lesson in its purity you have to be willing to sift through the endless dogmatic details layered on by those bent on proving that their invisible man is the most powerful. No religion is free of dogma, and no single religion has all of the pieces to the puzzle.

If you are searching for The Devil, I would suggest looking inward. I would start by examining the never ending details of this world, details created by an ego who is justifying its existence and fighting to retain its identity. It is our own ego, not the Devil, who has us convinced that we are an identity that is separate from our source. This separation is an illusion, this illusion is original sin.

Some are not ready for this message but many are. For whatever reason a passion for self-awareness is resonating with millions of perspectives such as myself. If it isn't resonating with you, this letter is probably just going to anger you. But I suspect that it is resonating with you otherwise you wouldn't have contacted me. Go with that curiosity and think outside of the box for a minute. Explore new ideas without comparing them to your own predispositioned beliefs. Eventually you will find that spark and you will never be the same again. You will know and feel what Jesus was talking about and you will understand why Buddha enjoyed such a heart filled belly laugh.


white buffalo said...

Sir, I believe you need to look deeper into the character and actions of the Carpenter from Nazareth before using him as "evidence" for your philosophy. In fact, Jesus did not "fight" anyone or anything. He merely spoke about the truth of things, embodied them himself, and moved people to his way of being simply by being it himself.

When reading the various books of the Gnostic scrolls, one finds Jesus to be passionate about the "way", yet indifferent in most instances as to whether or not people followed him. He knew that he could not change anyone, rather we can only change ourselves. He did, and continues to, inspire people to change themselves.

Knowing this, the thought of trying to "change the world" by proactively attempting to change people is fruitless, and counter-productive to achieving the outcome of world peace, e.g.- our natural state of being human.

One important note I see you bring up, which I feel is commendable for a writer in the genre of helping others, is that in order to seek and find happiness, one does not need a guru, books, religion, a leader, etc. One simply needs to know that the Divine Spirit is manifesting Itself in each of us, in our own unique way, in It's own time. The Divine plan is unfolding before our eyes, and how exciting to be able to witness such a miraculous event, let alone play a part in it!

Shannon said...

Have you ever wondered why there are so few of Jesus' words in the bible? Why when the messiah gave a 5 day sermon is feeding a lot of people on a small amount of food what they make the focal point? I have certainly wondered.
Anyone calling you the devil has not questioned this and saught his words. In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus states that everything returns to its root. In the Essene Gospels, he says that God will write his laws in your heart and in your head.
Any belief worth having is certainly worth questioning. If they don't trust God enough to seek, then they've no faith at all.

FORD said...

Jesus said that one needs to find God within himself and that the Kingdom of Heaven is in the here and now.
This understanding requires an enormous amount responsibility, faith, and discipline. Most people are just too lazy to follow these simple guidelines. Most need the comfort of blaming all of their short comings on a deity that is someone "other" than themselves.

It's easier to blame God or The Devil for the things we are too distracted to address.

Anonymous said...

Q: "Are you god or are you devil?"

A: "It is the people that act like angels I worry about"

-Your other me