12 November 2007

Map: Red State Blue State

UPDATE 3: I can't even tell what the map has to do with the rest of that crazy text. Here's where I got it. WTF?

Okay, I can't seem to get just the map that I was looking for, nor a link to just that post. So here's the whole stinking post, reprinted for your browsing edification. I'm less interested in all the spiritual talky-talky what not. I just thought the map was hilarious.

Spiritual Liberation from Religion. Spirituality for Dummies.

A Declaration of Independence.
Here below are 2 Bible verses that release people from all Bible verses, all religions, all texts, all names, and even names like "Jesus" or "Lucifer"!
If people can think and feel for themselves, and if the spiritual world is real, and if free will is real, then no one can really force anyone to loosen up, and open themselves to the spiritual. And conversely, no one can forcibly close someone off from the spiritual. People are in prisons of their own making and choosing. Especially the prison of spiritless religion. Many of the world's problems, wars, hate campaigns, and drug wars come from the religious pseudo-spirituality of many fundamentalists, leaders (EVIL dumbasses like Bush), preachers (like Pat Robertson), and hate media (like Fox News, hate radio, etc.). It is due to their simplistic intolerance, and their close-minded belief in the infallibility of religious texts and names. These true believers are closed-off simpletons and dumbstruck beginners who are tied to their religious textbooks. Texts that are often completely changed from the original texts, and/or were edited by many people over many years. Texts that are often chosen for political purposes centuries ago. There are many texts that are more accurate and truthful. But they usually attack the status quo, especially religion. So they are often burned and lost to history. Sometimes they are found. In any case almost no text can be proven to come unedited from the period or person claimed.
Even these 2 famous verses below are too harsh. People can open or close themselves at will to the spiritual worlds. The point is that names, texts, and religions matter little compared to the spiritual worlds (whatever they are).

Matthew 12:32
(from New American Standard version):
"And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come."

A similar version is found in the Gnostic gospel of the apostle Thomas:
"44. Jesus said, 'Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven.' "
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom.html ~
-- "The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient codices containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary Gnostic scriptures -- texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define 'orthodoxy' -- scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, ..."

http://corporatism.tripod.com/religion.htm and

Okay, not the link location I thought it was. Bear with me as I sort this out.

Wrong in all sorts of ways, but funny as hell . . .