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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (October 24, 2004)         

        "Be in the world but not of the world," the Master Mind Jesus stated.  There is so much going on in the world today that it is almost impossible not to be affected by it in a major way ... and some religious leaders have forgotten the words of Jesus entirely:
In an interview with CNN, Robertson said he warned the president before the Iraq invasion that the U.S. would sustain casualties. Robertson said Bush responded, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."

Robertson said he warned the president he had "deep misgivings" and that God told him the war would be "A, a disaster and, B, messy."

Robertson issued a follow-up statement Wednesday that said he believes "the blessing of heaven" is on Bush and that Bush will win the election and prevail in the war against terror.

Now, I know many of you will be asking why I am even bothering to quote Pat Robertson ... but ... I think the real news here is that Bush would even have this conversation with Pat Robertson.  I wonder what god Pat Robertson is referring to?  ... the god of ultra-conservative politics or the god of ultra-fundamentalist religion?  If there was a "BIG-MAN-IN-THE-SKY" god ... do you think he would use words like disaster and messy?  This is beyond laughable ... this borders on mental delusion ... and to think the current president of the United States participates in such blatant blasphemy!

The Radical Rabbi Jesus taught that "it rains on the Good and the bad alike" ... no one has any special "blessing of heaven."  Somehow the Christian fundamentalists and the far-right republicans have created several gods ... the god of the Christian world and the god of the Muslim world ... "my god is BIGGER than their god." All of this I am sure to keep people in an awareness of fear and separation from each other.  If we keep people thinking that somehow these non-Christians are separate and apart from "our god" ... then the masses of people will not ask why, in a "sowing and reaping" Universe we believe we can bring the world to peace through war ... after all, the most basic teaching of the Christianity is "as you sow, so shall you reap."  How do you sow war and reap peace?  An intelligent person will look at the Universe and realize that everything that we "sow" multiplies ... does not give us its opposite ... only more of what we sow.  No wonder so many intelligent Christians and true republicans are abandoning these wacko religious/politicos.

Dr. Holmes included 84 pages in the Science of Mind, the textbook of Religious Science, devoted to the Teachings of Jesus and the New Testament.  The Teachings of Jesus are the most profound work of the ages and the Master Mind Jesus taught a relationship with God that was so definite and so unlike the Christianity espoused by the Christian fundamentalists and their political buddies.  There is not your god and my god ... there is only GOD ... One Almighty Presence, Power and Intelligence permeating the Universe and beyond.  This Presence is within ALL ... everyone ... Christian, Jew, Muslim, Atheist ... and any "conversations with God" must be in the language that is in alignment with His nature ... love, peace, harmony, joy, understanding .. "for He knows no iniquities" we can read in scripture.  

As Dr. Holmes explains in the Science of Mind:  "All the mystics have recognized the absolute unity of God and man.  Within the Infinite Mind each individual exists, not as a separated, but as a separate and distinct entity.  We are a point of Universal Consciousness, which is God.  We are not separated from Life, neither is It separated from us, but we are separate entities in It, individualized centers of God Consciousness."  In the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we can read that "God created man in His image and likeness" .. man being the human race.  "When you see me, you see the Father," the highly enlightened Jesus stated ... in other words, you see peace, love, joy, harmony and understanding ... we see these things when we see anyone ... no matter what their color, their race, their nationality, their religion or lack of religion ... we see the Father ... that's the way it is, Jesus said ... and all the mystics have agreed with Him.

And So It Is!           
Maximum Love
Rev. Hank Bates

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