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Hatred

  • Dissolving the hate bubble

    A certain prominent politician referred to a large segment of the population as “the deplorables.” Why? Because they did not get it. They did not grasp the politician’s highly intelligent view of the world and what was needed to make it a better place. “Snowflakes” is a term bandied about to describe those young people who care intensely about the underdogs in society but are all wrong on what to do about it.

    Let’s face it. Each one is in a bubble of some sort, and no matter how hard they may try to claim an open mind, the fact is that most can never be swayed once they have found a position to resonate with. All that is read or listened to or thought about supports the position, and makes it very hard to understand how others could disagree. This is evident in virtually every walk of life, from the scientific community to the local church communities.

    From my bubble, the textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy diagnoses the symptoms very well:

    “… a belief in many ruling minds hinders
 man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one 
God, and leads human thought into opposite channels
 where selfishness reigns."   This selfishness leads to increasingly cantankerous disagreements.

    The same textbook provides the solution:

    "One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the
 Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates
 pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in
 social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; 
equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves
 nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.”

    This bubble is a universal one, within one's own consciousness, prophesied by Jeremiah:

    "And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD:"

     

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  • Enough with the accusations!

    It is a great step forward when we learn to "hear" the accuser, and recognize it for what it is, and neutralize it, defang it, destroy it.

    The accuser can be quite subtle, but when it is found out, it is the great red dragon, which accuses day and night, as described in Revelation. Today, people take prescription drugs to assuage the anxiety, and this makes the red dragon very happy because the victim is in its grasp, self-absorbed.

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  • Hatred in the world - what to do?

    After scanning through this article this morning: How Syria Came to This(warning! a heavy trip), after considering the virtual civil war in the US, etc., what can we do about it?! More often than not governments exacerbate the problem, and religions? forget about it!

    However, the answer to all this division and hatred is plain - IN SCIENCE, divine Science, that is. Why do we refer to it as Science? Because it is incontravertible, utterly provable. Furthermore, there is no alternative. It is the way it is:

    One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself" (S&H)

    To love our neighbor as ourselves without recognizing there is one infinite God, good, does not cut it. This would ignore the principle underlying loving our neighbor as ourselves, resulting in a humanistic view with limitations, certainly not capable of embracing the world! The following from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (S&H) is truly mind-expanding!:

    Mind is God. The exterminator of error
    is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and
    that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind
    — called devil or evil — is not Mind, is not  
    Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality. There
    can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and
    if mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other,
    sin would be unknown. We can have but one Mind, if
    that one is infinite. We bury the sense of infinitude,
    when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a
    place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all
    space is filled with God.

    The individual who seeks to embrace this Truth, to utilize it in daily interaction and in so doing, loving his neighbor as himself, is doing much.

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  • How to respond to news downers

    I don't know about you, but it seems every time I look at the news, there is an underlying tone of hatred and fear. It is mesmeric, and draws me into a very unholy state - disturbing, and in no way constructive. Aha! Another case where I need Truth! If not, I am going to go around with a cloud over my head, perhaps become bitter, demoralized. That can't be right!

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  • What to make of nasty events and people?

    Biocentrism is a popular new explanation for life and the universe by Dr. Lanza, one of the most highly regarded scientists of our time. Consciousness came first, and matter a temporal outcome... Sounds a lot like the revelation of Mary Baker Eddy. I have bought the book and will peruse it before presenting a comparison.

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