Religion vs Spiritualism.

Once Disclosure happens (and it must happen, eventually), one of the institutions that will become the most ideologically challenged are the world’s religions. I’m not talking about Christianity specifically. I’m talking about every religious institution. It has less to do with belief in a Creator and more to do with the concept of the Messiah narrative that has been attached to that belief. Believing in some singular Source of creation is not, I believe, so difficult for people to accept. It’s this theme of some physical prophet or angelic being descending down from hidden, higher realms and saving us, judging us or changing us. We feel comfortable defending our version of faith but we ignore the glaring fact the religions don’t unite. They divide.

It’s you versus them. Their beliefs versus yours. We’ve fought and killed to impose those beliefs. Ask yourself what separates a religion from a cult. One might say that a religion is more widespread and has more followers and thus it has more legitimacy whereas a cult is usually associated with a secret, clandestine few who partake in strange and foreign practices. But in a vacuum cults and religions essentially function identically. To the layman it seems strange that there are pockets of believers who place stock in the truth of UFO cover-ups, a Secret Space Program, suppressed technologies, a non-terrestrial Human presence throughout the universe, the Cabal/Deep State, a galactic slave trade, black magic/Satanic Ritual Abuse rooted in a terrestrial pedophelia pandemic, etc.

But is it not equally strange to believe in magic that can transmute matter (water to wine), control of the elements (the burning bush and parting of the Red Sea), defying the laws of physics (walking on water), and coming back to life (resurrection)? You might say, “Well those weren’t magic! Those were miracles!” Why? Because the God of the Bible is the one who cast the spell? Is that what lends those stories more credibility? In the eyes of the faithful, yes. Because such tales and stories are inexorably linked with obedience to one’s faith. If you don’t believe them, you’re not a good disciple. We are able to accept such things when viewed through the lens of faith because it’s preferable to being labeled as a non-believer.

Science is the same way. When something unlikely (such as us being all alone in this vast universe) is refracted through the lens of science the effect is the same, only in this case the “faithful” are the scientists who cleave to their belief system just as fervently as the Catholic who clutches a rosary during Sunday mass. In many cases they are no less indoctrinated than a person who thinks that because they have a PhD their opinions mean more than those who don’t. How can this be the case when virtually everything that has been taught to us through the education system is equally distorted through the lens of misinformation? We are in the middle of the discovery process, not at the end. Therefore the whole of science as a belief system is flawed because it isn’t complete yet.

Religion and science both fall victim to this fallacy. That isn’t to say that both systems are devoid of worth. But they both share the same spirit of zealotry and aren’t always rooted in fact or truth (despite what they claim). So what’s the difference between being “spiritual” and following some kind of religious doctrine? I remember a time when I was young when I used to become angry when someone said, “I’m not religious. I am spiritual though.” I used to laugh and think, “Way to commit there, bruh.” But having had the benefit of time and life experience I now get it. At the very least I find it hard to believe that there are people in this world who genuinely reject the idea of intelligent design. They cling firmly to the belief that we are all just accidents of nature. But that begins to break down when they’re asked how we all came into being.

It all started with the Big Bang, they say. Well, it’s called the “Big Bang Theory” first of all. Two big rocks smashed together and everything came from that. OK, well, where did those two big rocks come from? And where did the space that they traveled through come from? And what force propelled them towards each other? Even if that hypothesis is true, what are the odds that these giant bodies (given the estimated size of the known, observable universe) were able to meet in such a fashion? Are we to believe that the only two things in existence at that time were somehow able to directly collide with each other and fulfill their purpose across the vast gulf of space without some sort of outside guidance? It doesn’t add up.

In the Bible it says God created everything in seven days. The argument being that a “day” to God could be several millions of years, though that hasn’t stopped some people from insisting that the Earth is only 4,000 years old.  Logic is not welcome in such debates. But science is no better when it continues to supporting the idea of a “Big Bang.”

“The Big Bang Theory” is….woops, wrong picture. It’s a great show. You should watch it!

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So, maybe “being spiritual” is something between faith and logic? Human beings are deeply intuitive creatures. For the most part I believe that we feel there is some force greater than ourselves at work in the universe. We may not know exactly what that force is or what to call it, but we know it’s there. People who feel that this is false are statistically in the minority. They are at the extreme end of the spectrum of logic i.e. “If there is no empirical proof of god, he doesn’t exist.” In statistics there is something known as the “68-95-99.7 rule” more colloquially known as the “empirical rule.” It’s essentially a way to calculate statistically whether something is occurring within the normal bell curve of probability.

The Big Bang scenario does not fit within that model. The likelihood of such an event occurring on its own, naturally and with no outside influence, are so astronomically improbable as to be practically impossible. The types of people who believe in the Big Bang, but not in intelligent design, tend to be the same individuals who believe that when you die that’s it. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. It may be because of their upbringing, a trauma they experienced or simply arrogance-the idea that there is no greater power than oneself.

Whatever the case, being “spiritual” is a much broader concept than being religious. My own personal definition of being spiritual is that I believe in an infinite Creator who wanted to experience duality and thus everything is part of the One. Time was a concept created for beings who are only able to perceive it linearly, therefore the question “Where did the One come from?” is moot.  That being the case I don’t believe in Heaven or Hell, the Devil vs God (at least in the Biblical sense), but I do believe in good and evil and I do believe there is an afterlife. Ultimately, for better or worse, the Creator is responsible for everything: life and death (sorry, but sin isn’t the reason we die), good and evil, joy sadness and everything in between. In my opinion it’s infantile believe that some sort of “ultimate evil” boogeyman figure is responsible for making me say and do all the shitty things I have. I did those things. No one made me do it. Perhaps, subconsciously, we are trying to avoid karmic retribution when we move on to the next life by pinning the blame on the Devil. But I’m rehashing stuff here. For a deeper explanation feel free to read my earlier post, “God, Hell and the Afterlife.”

https://thewideworldofweird.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/god-hell-and-the-afterlife/

Being spiritual isn’t limited to believing in spirit guides, angels or ancestor spirits. Many people worship and conjure a lot of dark things in an attempt to gain wealth, power and fame. SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) is a rampant practice that involves blood rites, pedophelia, human sacrifice and black “money magic.” Regardless of whether it works or not, it is a proven fact that people believe it’s effective otherwise they wouldn’t do it. Some people worship nature or Mother Gaia. They believe Earth is a feminine consciousness that is moving through an Ascension process right along with us. No doubt there are people who practice magic (again, regardless of whether it works or not) like Wiccans and modern-day druids. I am no less guilty of having my own beliefs as outlined above. I believe ETs exist, that ghosts are real and that we have creatures and beings coexisting right here on Earth with us who operate unseen just outside of the spectrum of light that we can perceive with our limited senses. Call them interdimensional, multidimensional, fairies, boggarts, sprites, pixies, brownies, deiform spirits…those are all just words trying to describe an unexplained phenomenon. Again, I cover this more extensively in my previous post, “Are ghosts real?”

https://thewideworldofweird.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/are-ghosts-real/

I believe in a higher spiritual plane. Some of us can access it now, some of us can’t. So in that respect my beliefs are no more or less valid than the next person (even those who espouse the virtues of a messiah figure or the supposed ubiquity of science). When Disclosure happens there will be people who refuse to accept their new reality. When we learn that we are not unique and special snowflakes. We did not hit some sort of “life lottery” on Earth while literally trillions of other planets remained barren of intelligent denizens. If ET arrives, what does that mean for Jesus? Is the Bible all a lie? Or did it contain information we needed to have in order to reach this point? What does it mean for all of Earth’s Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Scientologists?

Does this mean that Xenu didn’t really stack billions of us in a giant volcano and kill us with hydrogen bombs? Does this mean Jesus won’t come down on a cloud and bodily abscond with his faithful directly into Heaven to be in God’s presence? Every religion has its version of the End Times or The Apocalypse. But the word “apocalypse” simply means “a disclosure of knowledge” not “the end of the world.” Even the word “revelation” (in reference to the Book of Revelations in the Bible) means “a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.” Some Christians even say the world will now “end” in 2028 (https://2028end.com/).

Why is it that Christians are so eager for the world to “end” anyway? Christ’s return is directly linked this event in the Bible. His return marks the beginning of the End Times. And that’s….good? I suppose for the people who believe that if they go to church every Sunday and tithe it is. That means they will fly up into heaven with him and won’t have to deal with the stuff the rest of us heathens will. People can believe what they want. That’s the beauty of free will. I believe in weird things too but I don’t tell people that if they don’t believe what I believe then God is going to burn them alive in a fiery pit for all eternity. Human beings are not perfect, but that punishment seems a tad harsh especially when you consider that the ability to question and choose is presumably a privilege bestowed upon us by Him in the first place. Personally, I don’t buy into the constant negative reinforcement of being told: YOU ARE BAD. YOU ARE A SINNER. ACCEPT JESUS TO AVOID A HORRIBLE FATE!

Really? Those are my only options? Accept Jesus or burn forever? How about neither? How about I decide all by myself what I believe without harming or threatening anyone with awful punishments? In the end I believe that people should practice whatever they want as long as it doesn’t harm anyone, including themselves. Believe in something that makes you a better person, not someone who is self-righteous and judgmental. I only cite Christianity here because that’s the only “alternative” I am familiar with. I can’t comment as much on other belief systems. Still, I do go to church. The Bible’s basic message is close enough to what I believe that it’s all I really have: “Don’t be a dick.”

Fortunately most of the churchgoers I know are well-meaning and kind people. But I have known some true hypocrites, too. People who act one way while in the House of God yet act entirely different elsewhere. It’s not just Christians, there are terrible Buddhists, terrible Muslims, and terrible Atheists, too. People can be terrible all by themselves without any religious, political or ideological attachments at all. Even though I used to roll my eyes when people announced that they were “spiritual but not religious” now I am the one on the receiving end. Religious faithful tend to view this as a cop-out, as if it’s not specific enough to have any legitimacy. We are all on a spiritual journey though. My views are not set in stone. If Jesus really did come down on a cloud and a bunch of us suddenly disappeared you can be damn sure I would suddenly be a believer. If I do end up in Hell because I don’t believe Jesus is the one true way to salvation, that’s my bad. I own it. But I absolutely will not be shamed, bullied or condescended to in an effort to force such a belief on me.

But would it be the same if a bunch of UFOs hovered in our skies in a non-aggressive display that announced, without questions, that we are not alone in the universe? I don’t know. I think some people are so deeply entrenched in their beliefs that if this scenario presented itself they would commit suicide. Let me be clear: When Disclosure happens (whatever form that takes) there will be mass suicides. Many will simply be unable to accept the reality. In fact, SSP insider Randy Kramer claims to still have his ear to the door on many classified meetings where there is a debate on whether Disclosure should come in the form of a “false flag” alien invasion or not.

On one hand, yes, it would solve multiple problems all at once: it’s fast, efficient, brutal, unifying and leaves no doubt that aliens exist when you see them blowing up whole cities on the six o’clock news. On the other hand….how many millions if not billions of lives would be lost just for the sake of having Disclosure? Are we as a social memory complex willing to authorize such a loss of life? I say no. As much as I want Disclosure to happen (soon and in a way that leaves no doubt as to what’s happening) it can’t be done at the cost of human lives. Period.

The idea is that the government has some plan in place whereby they could stage a fake alien invasion (called a “false flag operation”) either using existing holographic tech they have kept secret or by conscripting an actual negative race of ETs to do it as part of a “service for trade” type of arrangement. Either way, it couldn’t be done unless a certain level of “shock and awe” accompanied it. Without massive casualties, fewer people would take it as seriously and might even try to pass it off as some sort of hoax if the scale was too small. The event would need to be devastating on a global scale. Cities would be razed to the ground, resources plundered and a large percentage of our population wiped out.

Unfortunately, that seems to have been part of the Cabal’s plan all along: to decrease the population while eliminating the weak as the strong rise to the top of corpse heap. This is the New World Order they want. This is how they solve our finite resource problem and ensure their continued dominance. This is not the Disclosure we want. In that scenario, ultimately, a benevolent “human-looking” ET race would then swoop down and save us all (according to Kramer’s version of the plan). They would come with aid, technology and knowledge. It’s likely that part of the narrative would be that they couldn’t reveal themselves unless a catastrophic event occurred. This might be true, but would that also mean that the Elite has had a “good” ET race on retainer to play the White Knight in this melodrama? That’s a frightening thought.

There is no doubt in my eyes that some sort of unseen, spiritual war is taking place. How that plays out in our reality, or what effects we’re seeing as a result of it, who can know? I have already said I don’t believe in the “traditional” idea of God vs the Devil but I did say that I believe in good vs evil. While I may not personally believe in Satan as personage, I do believe in the power given over to the belief in him and I do believe in Satan as a force that is antithetical to anything born of love or good will. In a supposed exchange with a government insider Adam Riva on his YouTube channel “Dauntless Dialogue” recounts a conversation he had with this person. It contains some disturbing information involving a currency reset, the compromising of our government agencies and even claims that both James Comey and Robert Mueller are “Satanic scumbags.” Bold statements, indeed. Have a look:

Even Riva says to take all of this with a grain of salt, but if it’s true we should all be moving to higher ground, stocking up on six to eight months worth of food and keeping our firearms well oiled. As with everything, we must each practice our own discernment in deciding whether any of the information has value. I will say, personally, that I have been a strong proponent of gun control. But more and more I have begun to wonder if incidents like the Tree of Life synagogue, the Las Vegas shooting, Sandy Hook and Columbine were staged by the Deep State in order to disarm more Americans so that we would be less of a threat to them should they somehow turn on the citizenry. The statistics have shown a disheartening upturn of such happenings in recent years: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/mass-shootings-in-america/?utm_term=.9a25604258bf

About two months ago the one year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting came and went with hardly any mention of it in the mainstream media. It was the largest mass shooting in United States history. What happened to the outrage? Where are the exposés digging into who the shooter was? Can you remember their name without Googling it? How is this mass murderer not a household name now even though John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer have their own movies? Could it be that it was an event orchestrated by the Cabal to keep our mass consciousness off-balance?

And when it failed to have the impact they wanted, what happened? It was forgotten. The story was abandoned and dropped like a hot potato. Has the modus operandi of the perpetrators worn so thin that we are now desensitized to it so much that they will have no choice but to escalate their efforts even further next time in order to elicit the response they want? The mainstream media is not only being controlled, but also controls us by reporting only on what fits within the overall agenda of the Elite. They are all in the pocket of a power structure that wants to suppress our ability to think for ourselves. Now they are the Boy Who Cried Wolf. They’ve played the same hand so many times that they will now be forced to up their game. What lengths will they go to next?

Godspeed, “Yellow Vests.”

So it seems that not only is there a war for our souls playing itself out, there is a war for our attention as well. Even as I type this blog post there are riots in France as its people protest President Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron’s leadership. When the news first broke many were hard pressed to find much mainstream media coverage of them. Only the “alternative media,” of which I proudly consider myself a part of, seemed to be giving it the attention it needs. And even then information and details were scarce. Why wasn’t this all over social media? Was a blackout in place? Now, of course, the incidents are too numerous to keep quiet and, finally, it’s being addressed.

As for the contest between religion and spiritualism, well, it’s less of a conflict about which one has more value and more a matter of what it means to you. Has following the tenets of a religion made you a better or worse person? If it has made you a better person (and by that I mean a person who doesn’t harm themselves or others through their practices) then by all means, continue. And if being spiritual and respecting several different belief systems equally (while committing to none of them in particular) has opened your eyes and brought you to a new place of understanding and peace in your life, go you!

Science, religion, politics…they’re all just belief systems. But I challenge you to look at your own beliefs and ask yourself: “Am I hurting anyone?” Does your religion demand that you sacrifice animals? You might want to question if such a practice is ethical. Do your beliefs ask you to kill infidels and blow up innocent people? I would propose that perhaps you should seek counsel among your brethren who don’t participate in such things. If you’ve ever waved a homemade banner at a protest that says “God Hates Fags” because you think such beliefs are supported in your holy literature, or because the sci-fi author who created your religion believed that homosexuals are criminals, I reckon you are in deep need of spiritual counseling. Are you an “Eye for eye” type of person, or a “Do unto others” type of person? Or a little of both, since both tenets originated from the same source? It can all be quite confusing. But does something written in a book, or on a scroll, or passed down through generations via spoken word give us license to act in accordance with it even when it causes irreparable harm to someone else? Thinking like that sets a dangerous precedent. It has a way of weaponizing personal beliefs and twisting existing doctrine to suit almost any personal agenda, as explored here:

In the video above the viewer follows accounts of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of two separate cults (one Mormon and one Christian) which either justify the treatment of its members based upon their interpretation of the Bible or use its teachings to intimidate the victims into remaining silent about the horrors inflicted on them under the threat of being ostracized then going to Hell after they died alone. They had to suffer like Christ suffered. I don’t know about you but I’ve never heard of anyone from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster talk about nailing him to a piece of wood because it was necessary for him to die in order to break some sort of karmic death curse.

Shout out to FSM. May your pasta be ever al dente.

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Yet when it comes to manufactured, clearly man-made belief systems such as Scientology hardly any information about it can be found that seems positive. It’s main “messiah figure” is….Tom Cruise? The entire organization is run by a sociopath named David Miscavige whose own wife, Shelly, hasn’t been seen in public since 2007. Police have talked to someone claiming to be her but I fail to see how that has allayed suspicions about her whereabouts and well-being. Horror stories about their members enduring physical and psychological torture or being separate from their families when they challenge the “church’s” authority abound. The entire narrative of Xenu, a clearly fictional being created by fiction author L. Ron Hubbard has never been openly discussed by any of its members.

In fact, they become upset and don’t even acknowledge that it’s a part of their belief system (while carefully avoiding statements that discredit it). Look, I’ll be the first to admit that I think aliens are real. But here we are talking about a cult who believes in a being created by a sci-fi author, with a major movie star as its frontman and run by an abusive misogynist who has been implicated in multiple disappearances and at least one murder. Truth is often stranger than fiction they say. When they want the benefits of a business they seem to be able to make a case for it, and when they want the benefits of being a religious organization they are awarded those as well. When those “rights” may potentially be denied they threaten a law suit. They are, in fact, one of the most litigious entities that I am personally aware of as was the case for former Church of Scientology member Michelle Leclair, a successful insurance salesperson, when she sought a divorce from her abusive husband and pursued a romantic relationship with a close female friend.

Even after contributing millions of dollars of her own money to its cause, the church tried to destroy her by pinning the crimes of her business partner (another church member) on her so that she took the fall for his indiscretions. And fall she did. Not only was she found liable for defrauding clients she was found guilty in a civil suit as well. It speaks volumes about the lengths to which religious zealots will go in order to protect their own interests.

Luckily, Scientology has been on the decline for years but it does make me wonder what kind of dirt they have on Tom Cruise that has caused him to so exuberantly represent them all this time. I’ll be honest with you, I despise Scientology because it’s neither a religion nor a science. It’s some sort of bastard half-breed that I make an exception for when saying that I respect all belief systems equally. By no means am I saying all Scientologists are bad. But they operate so similarly to those in the Elite and those who practice Satanic Ritual Abuse that it makes me wonder if L. Ron Hubbard wanted a slice of Illuminati pie all for himself and that’s what inspired him to create this bizarre and toxic “religion.”

Hubbard was once quoted as saying, “*You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.” So it’s a wonder to me how the Scientology movement has garnered so many followers. Not just anyone can join, it seems. If you’re poor, good luck affording its $4,000 introductory collection of books or its $800 an hour “auditing” sessions that help you achieve a “Clear” state; that is, the state in which “a being who no longer has his own reactive mind, the hidden source of irrational behavior, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities.” If it sounds like science fiction, that’s because it is*.

There are harmful beliefs and there are helpful ones. Some are born of belief in a messiah, a deity, a demigod or even a pantheon of gods. Others stem from a more general belief that we are all connected to some Infinite Creator source. Many of us believe in nothing, and that’s fine because such a standpoint does not add or subtract anything in the grand scheme of things. I disagree, but I respect it. We are all guilty to one degree or another of the phenomenon known as metanoia, the process by which we convince ourselves that something is true even though it isn’t. Catholics, for instance, are taught that they must confess their sins to God via someone who ostensibly acts as His earpiece. The belief is that through a priest God is receiving our confession and in this way we are advised on what steps to take to absolve of us of these sins. Is it true? That’s subjective. But regardless of whether it is or isn’t the belief that it’s true is a core tenet of Catholicism just as it’s true for Christians that Christ is the only way to avoid eternal damnation.

It isn’t just weak-minded or desperate people who get pulled into cults, religions or belief systems that traumatize or exploit its followers. We are all vulnerable to corruption or making poor decisions based on the trust we put in our beliefs. Even the Dalai Lama was convinced to come speak at a NXIVM event in exchange for a donation to a charity of his choosing which numbered in the millions of dollars. Don’t believe me, believe this: https://artvoice.com/2018/06/16/further-questions-about-the-dalai-lamas-million-dollar-visit-to-nxivm-sex-cult/. NXIVM required members to be branded in a literal master/slave relationship. Even former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack was seduced by the machinations of the group’s leader Keith Raniere and recruited women to pledge themselves to the cause as concubines of Raniere who insisted that they refer to him as “Vanguard.”

It doesn’t end there either. The more closely you examine Raniere and his ties to the more affluent elements of upper echelon society you begin to uncover how his methodology is inspired by SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) and MK Ultra style conditioning of his “slaves.” Allison Mack even posted several pictures and references to Marina Abramović on her social media. Abramović is an “artist” who is intimately connected to the entire “Pedogate” fiasco and has been extensively photographed with many celebrities who some claim are members of the Illuminati including Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Jay Z and Lady Gaga (to name a few).

Every day the idea that we are unclean, dirty, unworthy, ugly and unloved is beaten into our collective consciousness so much that we have come to believe it. It’s not true, but it has been reiterated as fact so often that we accept it as such. Belief systems function in much the same way. When you hear your whole life that Jesus died and was resurrected and that’s he’s coming back someday to save us from our wickedness you tend to take it as fact. Objectivity is lost. Some might even refer to this as a form of brainwashing. I’m no different. I choose to believe in things that are equally strange and unlikely although in my case it is largely a recently adopted point of view. In fact, some people in the circles I run in suggest that Jesus is himself an extraterrestrial!

Christ exhibited many of the “ascended” types of abilities discussed in the Esoteric Community. He is largely considered to be one of the Ascended Masters along with Confucius and Buddha. Is it true? Who knows? But it’s a movie I’d pay money to see!

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With the rampant negativity that already exists in our day-to-day lives we should each starting peering inward and examining not only why we believe something but whether those beliefs are causing harm to anyone. I think it’s clear that I don’t mean, “They don’t believe in Jesus, and that hurts my heart, so it’s harmful!” Yet if that is the case, if you are in physical distress because someone doesn’t believe in your savior/god/great spirit/creator source, maybe it’s time to start re-evaluating your way of thinking. Because whether you are “religious” or “spiritual” is less important than your actions.  Actions are what define us. What we do when no one else is looking is what forms who you really are. If you take part in activities publicly or privately that (no matter what your chosen belief system is) introduce more pain, negativity, bigotry and disunity than what already exists in the world are you going to continue doing it because it’s what you’ve done all your life? Or are you going to change and bring more love, acceptance and oneness to the table?

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