Jesus Christ and the Resurrection

On Easter Sunday Christians acknowledge the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

While I am not a Christian, I drew quite a bit of inspiration from reading historical accounts of the life of Jesus. I also regained faith in humanity by witnessing  seflless acts of kindness and care by stangers during my darkest days of groping through the valley of the shadow of death. They were what I consider real Christians, mostly common folk who to some degree or another tried to emulate the example of Christ.  In honor of Jesus the man, I want to share some passages from one  historical text I read, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization, Part III, Caeser and Christ:

He taught with the simplicity required by his audiences, with interesting stories that insinuated his lessons into the understanding, with pungent aphorisms rather than with reasoned argument, and with similes and metaphors as brilliant as any in literature.  The parable form that he used was customary in the East, and some of his fetching analogies had come down to him, perhaps unconsciously, from the prophets, the psalmists, and the rabbis; nevertheless, the directness of his speech, the vivid colors of his imagery, the warm sincerity of his nature lifted his utterances to the most inspired poetry. Some of his sayings are obscure, some seem at first sight unjust, some are sharp with sarcasm and bitterness; nearly all of them are models of brevity, clarity, and force…

…What did he mean by the Kingdom?  A supernatural heaven?  Apparently not, for the apostles and the early Christians unanimously expected an earthly kingdom. This was the Jewish tradition that Christ inherited; and he taught his followers to pray to the Father, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Only after that hope had faded did the Gospel of John make Jesus say, “My Kingdom is not of this world.”  Did he mean a spiritual condition, or a material utopia? At times he spoke of the Kingdom as a state of soul reached by the pure and sinless – “the Kingdom of God is within you”…

…Christ obviously scorned the man whose chief purpose in life is to amass money and luxuries. He promised hunger and woe to the rich and filled, and comforted the poor with Beatitudes that pledged them the Kingdom…

…The revolution he sought was a far deeper one, without which reforms could only be superficial and transitory. If he could cleanse the human heart of selfish desire, cruelty, and lust, utopia would come of itself, and all those institutions that rise out of human greed and violence, and the consequent need for law, would disappear. Since this would be the profoundest of all revolutions, beside which all others would be mere coups d’etat of class ousting class and exploiting in its turn, Christ was in this spiritual sense the greatest revolutionary in history…

…It was an ethic limited in purpose but universal in its scope, for it applied the conception of brotherhood and the Golden Rule to foreigners and enemies as well as neighbors and friends. It visioned a time when men would worship God not in temples but ‘in spirit and truth’ in every deed rather than in passing words…

…He brought religion back from ritual to righteousness and condemned conspicuous prayers, showy charities, and ornate funerals…

Whether or not you believe in his sanctity, or even in his existence, the lessons of Jesus as researched and written by Durant certainly seem applicable to the world and situation we face today.

This Easter happens to fall on the anniversary date of the Resurrection of another man we’ve regularly acknowledged on this blog, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King.

I’d like to acknowledge Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day with Rev King’s favorite Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, encouraging us to do what all teachers and seekers of spiritual betterment preach:

 

 

 

 

89 responses to “Jesus Christ and the Resurrection

  1. Something I read today seems to somehow relate to the message of this post. Newsweek did a cover article on Apple’s new iPad this week. In it there was a statement about the almost paranoid secrecy surrounding the device. The comparison made went roughly like this: “The secrecy surrounding Steve Jobs and his crew makes the Church of Scientology look like a bunch of easygoing sweethearts.”

    Our Church of Scientology has now become the shit standard of invidious comparisons. I guess we have the “Pope of Scientology” to thank for this blessing, not unlike the storm clouds gathering over the Vatican this Easter surrounding Pope Benedict XVI’s apparent cover-up of child abuse under his area of responsibility back in Germany.

    Voices are now calling for Benedict to be called into court to answer questions about what he knew and when he knew it.

    I see that day coming too for David Miscavige and that will signal the remetamorphosis of the church into something more approaching the easygoing sweethearts that most of us probably better reflects the essence of LRH’s message.

    • There is a book I heared of thart has subject the second coming of the Christ. When he gets bewck on earth he gets into enormous fight with the pope.

      The man Jezus was a jentle soul. Although I am not a Christian I believe that a man named Jezus existed with a message of peace.

      A message not unlike great spirits of this age.

      “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”

      Mother Teresa of Calcutt

      • Note: Mother ment Everybody that she helped is Jesus in disguise. But we all have goodness in us I believe , we just have to choose to be good.

      • Hi folks, don’t forget our Jewish brothers and sisters. They celebrate Passover today.

        The American entertainment industry thinks of Jews as most skilled writers and the kindest and funniest people on the planet.

      • Pope John Paul II once said something about chritians and jews being cousin with the onley difference the first believe the messaiah allready came and the second believe he has yet to come.

        Jesus in essence was a very devote Jewish man , many christians tend to forget that.

      • CD, that’s a very good point about Jesus. There’s really not much light between Christains and Jews; at least there shouldn’t be.

        And Richard, having grown up in a Jewish family I could not disagree with you. 🙂

  2. Oops. I meant “…that most of us probably think better reflects the essence of LRH’s message.”

  3. Beautiful & meaningful post, Marty. Thank you!

    Happy Easter to you, Mosey and all the Independents . Thank you all for bringing peace, love, sanity and hope to this world.

    Love you all! 🙂

  4. Marty, I wish you peace and happiness. You’re a courageous man and you have a beautiful soul. P.S I’ve only just noticed your secret smiley face. Made me laugh 🙂

  5. Thank you Marty.

    And quite remarkably, today – 4 April is also the parinirvana of the Chogyam Trungpa — the founder of Shambhala Buddhism.

    (the state of nirvana an enlightened being enters at death)

    All three men were of this earth and yet lived to show us how the heavenly aspirations (dreams) can be made manifest.

    Love,
    WH

  6. Marty,

    I grew up Southern Baptist in the Deep South. Listening to Mahalia singing her goin’ home anthem was the best Easter morning sunrise service I’ve attended in a very long time.

    This beautiful spring morning, with tears of joy, I pray for all God’s blessings on everyone who frequents this blog. I pray that we will all recognize and rejoice in our own basic goodness and in the same goodness that lies in every person on Earth. I also pray we will acknowledge and resurrect this goodness in our postulates and in our deeds.

    Amen,

    Just Me

    • martyrathbun09

      Just Me, Amen.

    • Just Me,
      All that you said I also pray to it I add this, “May Almighty God speak to the heart of David Miscavige whom like Saul of Tarsus does persecute God’s children. May He shine the light of Truth into DM’s eyes and bring that lost one back to His path of righteousness.”

      This I pray with tears in my eyes and grief in my heart for the burden of all the suffering and loss he and those who serve him have caused in the name of God (though they know not that Spiritual Freedom is another name for God) must be more than any soul can bear and I still care for all those lost ones, even him.

      Michael A. Hobson

      • War and Peace

        Beautiful post Mike Hobson.
        I aspire to be more charitable and more forgiving and Christian like so many on this site. But I am not there yet. I have a ways to go.

        Today is DM’s 50th Birthday. (see Wikipedia) Wonder what it feels like to hit 50 with a trail of 25 years of abuse and turning C of S into the current image while living like a Saudi King.

        Back in the day, money was confiscated out of one’s Payroll for DM’s birthday gift, even when on 1/2 payroll.

        Perhaps it is a good tribute to his conduct that Wikipedia covers DM abuse. I truly cannot think of anyone this lifetime who is more un-Christian and uncharitable than Miscavige.
        No Happy Birthdays from me.

        But Happy Easter to my fellow Bloggers.

        Love,

        War and Peace

      • WP — we must have a different wikipedia 🙂 — I see dms bday as 30 April.

        Which makes way more sense to me as an amateur astrologer — Taurus. Sign of the bull and with an afflicted chart someone whose love of money takes precedence.

        His moon is in capricorn which often indicts a childhood of abuse and/or extreme difficulty in which he grew up too fast. And UNLESS this difficult placement of a moon in Capricorn is BALANCED intentionally with its opposite CANCER — the person becomes hard, cruel and deeply disturbed.

        Sadly these past 25 years show a man who rather than avail himself of the technology at his finger tips, has perverted it so that his own salvation is thwarted.

        Leaving me to gasp in horror thinking of his future. The Christian hell is mild to the Buddhist Hell Realms. And redemption from them is REALLY a long time coming.

        Like multi-billions of years.

        Ouch.

        WH

      • This is so weird. I got DM’s birthday on the 1st. April Fools Day.

        I guess with 30 days of labor, even his mother didn’t a break.

        What a dick!

      • War and Peace

        Thanks WH for correcting the date.

  7. Marty, I grew up in a large Catholic family and
    although I am not now a part of the Christian
    religion I have lots of track. Beleive it or not
    up until puberty I was going to be a Catholic
    Priest. (not sure what happened there). Easter
    has always been very special to my family and
    friends. Thank you for this post. Happy Easter
    All!

  8. Now I remember, It was the holy ‘Gail”.

  9. Have you ever seen “Kingdom of Heaven”? It is a brilliant movie directed by Riddley Scott.

    In it Liam Neeson’s character brilliantly describes a Kingdom of Conscience, a kingdom of heaven – he’s speaking of christians, muslims and jews sharing the same Kingdom for a brief time during the time of the crusades. My postulate is that we are entering into a new age – we can call it the age of the Aquarius during which we will be more concious and much more tolerant.
    In writing “Mission Earth” LRH talks about us destroying our planet and making it uninhabitable. We are doing that at an alarming rate. I’ve been reading John Robbins and I believe that we as Scientologists should at least read what he says about our environment. We should de-throne Miscavige, and in doing so get on the side of those who actually do good for the environment.

  10. I went to a U2 concert and was actually surprised when I learned of Bono’s fascination with Martin Luther King. Amazing Easter Sunday and MLK assasination on the same day.

  11. I went to a beautiful sunrise Easter service in an aesthetic rural location close to the city, and was amazed at how I felt and what I saw. It was raining slightly and the clouds were grey, and here were over 500 people who gathered for a religious celebration of their spirtuality. There was beautiful music, singing and prayers — the people there were theta, inclusive, friendly with very obvious help flows.

    As I watched them, tears rolled down my face, and I couldn’t stop. I, who had given so much to my church, was kicked out in a very unjust fashion, ex-communicated from my friends and later, my son, when he was 14; my best friend had a mock trial, (comm ev), only because she refused to disconnect from me (the only issue of her Comm Ev) and made to disconnect from me, and did so, only because I told her to, knowing she would not be able to endure being disconnected from her Scientologist father; and all this within weeks of donating $40,000 and going to Flag to see the MAA about the very matter for which I was later declared in an effort to handle the situation. Part of my declare was criticism for going to Flag, where they said I nattered. Wow!

    I posted my son’s disconnect letter a couple of days ago on this blog.

    As I attended that service, I realized that none of those things would ever happen in that Church that had sponsored the Easter Sunrise Service. The pastor talked about forgiveness and the sins that were paid for by Christ; that one did not have to worry about one’s past transgressions as they were already “paid for”. Although I am also not a Christian, I actually felt uplifted and renewed, resurrected so to speak, and I finally felt some peace from the events of this last week; the incredible anger and hatred and rage I experienced when I heard Tommy Davis and his lawyer say there was no enforced disconnection. As I looked around and saw these people and their pastor, I knew that no one would ever criticize or sue them for human traffiiking, abuse, breaking up families, fraud, etc. It gave me a datum of comparable magnitude, and made me realize why Tommy Davis and his lawyer would lie. The Church of Scientology is supposed to be a CHURCH. What church in the United States villifies its parishoners with mock trials, calls them “Suppressive Persons”, (the equivalent of calling someone the Devil himself or one of his disciples), and cuts them off from family, children, friends and associates, and refuses to let them set foot inside the church. I saw it as the direct opposite of compassion, forgiveness, solace, comfort and succor, normally associated with a church.

    Wow! What a datum of comparable magnitude! I had become so accustomed to the above abuses, that I had forgotten what a real Church is supposed to do!!!

    I have gotten more comfort, care, understanding, solace, compassion, and the renewal of my spirtuality from this website and its participants than from anything else in the 9 years since being asked to leave, against my will, from the “official” church. To me, the real Church of Scientology lives on this blog, where we help each other heal from the wounds we have suffered.

    We are resurrected! Thank you, Marty, and Happy Easter to you and Mosey. Thanks to all of you who participated in the AC 360 program, and hopefully your effort and hard work will cause some reforms.

    My contribution is http://www.moms-against-disconnection.org and although it is in its barest, rudimentary form, it is up and running. Although I have never created a website before and know absolutely nothing about it, in my rage and anger somehow I got it going. I want to extend some of that care, compassion, succor, love, peace and understanding that you guys have shown me to others who have experienced the tears, sorrows and heartbreak of disconnection.

    All my love to all of you who keep the flame of true spirituality alive, and may you have many blessings on this Easter Sunday and share those with your family and friends.

    • martyrathbun09

      Lady Minn, Thanks for sharing this. Don’t worry about the “barest, rudimentary form”, it is the idea that is powerful. It will be a major force for positive change in short order I am sure.

    • “The Church of Scientology is supposed to be a CHURCH.”
      The Church os $cientology is NOT A CHURCH. It is a business hiding under religion clouds to be tax exempt. When I joined the fake “Church” I was told that they had self-help courses, it was not a religion, but a self improvement movement, and that I could retain my faith – Catholic. What a lie… I found out that I could not practice it, it breaks family apart, practice disconnection, and it is a major global scam.

      • maria,
        It’s too bad you had a bad experience with someone in the CofS. Tell you what, nevermind the ‘church’, study the subject. It is what is purports to be.

        Write to me personally and tell me what happened with the CofS and you.

    • Lady Minn – FANTASTIC! I checked out your site and it’s wonderful! Yes, it’s simple, but it’s very theta – the family with the upward-reaching arms and the beautiful water behind them is a perfect c0mmunication of family unity, reaching, joy, beauty.

      I’m so glad you did this. Congratulations! You are going to be a force to be contended with and
      I forsee many people wanting to join you!

    • Theo Sismanides

      Not a Christian either now, after some time, but still Lady Minn I cannot but agree with you. All the way! And thank you Marty for keeping it open and being opened minded (no quotes there) and keep the spirituality here high.

      I think this is what is missing from Scientology, there is too much “science”, money and 1st dynamic gain there. No spirituality anymore.

      It’s a great thing we can all be opened minded, I think this is what this group is all about and Scientology is much closer to our hearts and minds than those it is “represented” by.

      Scientology is spiritual, the woodeness of those in it is not part of it. I think it’s part of a dramatization of a 3rd dynamic that has established some mores there.

    • Lady Minn,

      Uplifting. This is the standard by which we understand what our future can be.

    • Just looked at your web site. This has the potential for tremendous press. It’s the type of movement that would attract talk show hosts like Oprah, Regis, local news guest and the rest. Human interest at its most poignant. A significant point of leverage in turning public opinion.

    • Lady M,
      Your courage strengthens us all, whatever creed as it is life expressed. Thank you.

    • Lady Minn,

      This is a powerful communication. I think most religions were created with the highest and purest of intentions, and therefore they are very similar in their basic intent to help people to rise to greater heights. Of course, the greed of power has corrupted many religions, at least at some pont in the history of each. But I think the common, original purpose is why it’s possible to walk into the service of another religious group and feel that sense of spiritual connectedness. At the essence, beings have no religion. And at the essence, all religions are after the very same thing.

      • Albert Einstein:

        “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.”

      • Great quote, CD. Thanks.

  12. Mark was my confirmation name. We get to
    pick our own. Good choice huh?

  13. Excellent! Thanks for this. No wonder LRH dedicated DMSMH to Will Durant.
    I was raised Catholic ( I have a thing for controversial churches) and most of my relatives are Christians. I was relieved to find Scientology as a teenager and promptly left the church. I overcame some of the issues I had with that philosophy through auditing and training. But when I did the minister’s course, I realized I had been brought up with some key principles that are not only true, they’re are quite powerful.
    “Love thy neighbor” is explained in “What is Greatness”. There’s the confessional technology which involves forgivness, another Christian teaching. “Turn the other cheek” to me, is personal integrity. And so on. We can alwayd learn something good from other view points.

  14. Great post, Marty. I’ve not been a Christian this LT but a few years before finding Scn I had a “Christ vision” while reading “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann that is still one of the highlights of my current spiritual journey.

  15. Marty,

    I have heard many cases where ex-so have reported not being able to read anything but LRH. I was particularly surprised that this included the cadets because it is the complete opposite of what LRH wanted as layed out in the Teacher’s Hat.

    It is clear from what he wrote in this hat and many other places that knowledge from all great philospher’s was important in our understanding of man’s spiritual freedom.

    One of the many things that I admire about you and so many posters on this blog is their literary depth. I used to think it was a byproduct of study tech and now I realize that for many leaving the SO, it is likely to havebeen their first opportunity to learn about the many people LRH has refered to in his writings.

    I am glad that you do share so many other philosophers with us in your blogs. This was a very fitting excerpt for today.

  16. Happy Easter one and all!!! He is Risen!

    I am a Christian, the unwritten line in my moniker being, Woman Set Free by God…

    Thank you Marty for this post. Thank you to you & Mosey for providing this virtual and even literal refuge to those of us waking to the true scene inside C0$.

    The night before he died, Jesus left his disciples with this command, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John Chapt. 13, verses 34 & 35

    If you will allow me to be so bold as to say that there is a whole lotta love flowing off this blog.

    Again a Happy and Peaceful Easter to one and all, He is Risen Indeed 😉

    • martyrathbun09

      womansetfree, that verse says it all; thanks for providing it.

    • Womansetfree, I love Ester. He is risen! It is a triumph of the spirit over flesh. Of integrity over oppression and threats to physical life. Of eternal life.

      The forms come and go. What’s real lasts forever.

      He is Risen!

      Happy Easter and Hallelujah!

      i love Jesus Christ!

  17. Marty, beautiful post I was raised a Catholic and Greek Orthodox and Easter was always filled with lots of decorated eggs as my family was from the Ukrane and Russia and could they make beautiful eggs.

    Today is a resurrection of sorts for me. Happy Easter to all of you.

    Love Carol

    • martyrathbun09

      Carol, Hi. We were wondering this morning how decorated eggs fit into the holiday. Can you enlighten us?

      • Marty the custom was to hand paint hard boiled eggs with different color waxes. They are the most beautiful eggs you could ever imagine. All different colors mostly on a black background with fine lines of different colors in the shapes of the Orthodox crosses. The entire egg is completely painted. These eggs were placed into straw baskets and put on the Easter table for all to enjoy. I had an Aunt who did this up until the year she passed and she was 92 years old.

        Love you all!
        Carol

      • Kathy Braceland

        Nice post Marty, thanks. Happy Easter!

        My dad was Ukrainian and used to make these eggs (Pysanka) when we were kids. This link will probably give you more information than you want to know but it’s jam-packed full of data on decorated easter eggs.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka

      • Your knowledge of eggs is tremendously wide

  18. Fellow Traveller

    Amen.

    Yes we all do share a spiritual heritage going back thousands of years at least. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

    I share a remarkably similar childhood to Sarge. Anglican vs Catholic is all.

    In the mix of soul/gospel and acknowledgment of the spirit’s current trials to triumph over man’s inhumanity to man, I give this. Just substitute Mac — an altered and shortened version of Miscavige:

  19. Titus Andronicus

    Very spiritual ‘gospel’ for today, Mr. Rathbun — no snark, let me be clear about that. Thank you for moving me this way.

    Thank you for your remembrance of Dr. King, as well. I, too, thought of the great man and brilliant leader this morning upon realizing it was the 4th of April. This led me to reflect, as it often does, upon what the great social activist, pacifist, writer, poet, scholar, and monk, Thomas Merton referred to as the ‘unspeakable’ — the murders of Malcolm X, John and Robert Kennedy, and Dr. King — which Merton described thusly:

    “It is the void that contradicts everything that is spoken even before the words are said; the void that gets into the language of public and official declarations at the very moment when they are pronounced, and makes them ring dead with the hollowness of the abyss. It is the void out of which Eichmann drew the punctilious exactitude of his obedience …” — Thomas Merton

    I believe that King was not stolen from us only because he taught and worked to foreward justice, equality and prosperity for the African-American people. This was surely part of the reason for his assasination. He was taken from us also because he embraced peace.

    Peace does not make money for those whose interests are vested therein.

    I want to say, “bless you’ and will do so. So, bless you for your gospel and,

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

    • martyrathbun09

      Titus, thank you for this. You are right about King. I believe it was two factors. As you noted, his plea for peace. But, perhaps more importantly, he put himself in harms way when he transcended the struggle for just racial equality and began preaching for overcoming the class discrimination. Remember, in 1968 he was not organizing a racial equality demonstration, he was organizing the “Poor people’s march”. He was beginning to appeal to poor whites in Appalachia and the South and elsewhere. I think that, more than anything else, prompted the powers that be to put his body down.

      • Marty and Titus:

        Martin Luther King was also very public about his opposition to the Viet Nam war. I believe that, combined with his other great purposes both of you referred to sealed his fate at the hands of (most likely) our own government.

        One year before his assassination he gave a powerful speech at the Riverside Church in NYC (April4, 1967). This was not the first time he expressed opposition to the war, but it was the first time he linked it to the Civil Rights Movement. And it was the first time he directly attacked the Johnson administration’s war policy.

        When I re-read this speech I can substitute “Iraq” or “Afghanistan” for “Viet Nam” and it is as though the speech was being given contemporaneously. It is deserving of a read.

        To quote but a brief passage: ” Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Viet Nam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, those whose homes are being destroyed, those whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Viet Nam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours.”

        Marty, this is a wonderful, uplifting post and I thank you gratefully for expressing the spirit of this time of rebirth and resurrection.

        • martyrathbun09

          Been There, I am with you. One of my favorite speeches. One line from that same speech served to wake me up and brought me out of silence: ‘The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”‘

          • “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”‘ . . .

            MLK was an amazing poet. He spent hours perfecting even the shortest speech.

            • Fellow Traveller

              Being a stickler for accurate sourcing, apparently….

              Those rousing words are not MLK, but he did make them public. They are the opening statement in an executive summary from a document by Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam.

              The full paragraph of the speech from which they sprang:

              I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with you in this meeting because I am in deepest agreement with the aims and work of the organization which has brought us together: Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam. The recent statement of your executive committee are the sentiments of my own heart and I found myself in full accord when I read its opening lines: “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” That time has come for us in relation to Vietnam.

      • Absolutely, Marty. If you just want to talk about racial equality, they will let you talk and vent and rail all you want. But if you edge over into the area of money, watch out. That’s crossing the line to those guys. Read “The Web of Debt” by Karen Brown. If you think DM is outrageous (and he is) read up on the guys holding the financial strings of the world. LRH was totally onto them.

      • Marty, Titus, Joe and Been there.

        One name comes to pass J. Edgar Hoover

  20. Jim Logan mentioned the song “Jesus Wept” on this blog once. Although having been raised in partly chatolic enviroment but in a family that never pushed anything up on me I was always mesmerized by those guitar men in America that sang simple but beutiful songs of praise.

    • CD,
      Thank you and Happy Easter. The Resurrection is the hope of man. It is my purpose to see it real, personally, to every man who reaches.

    • Great video, Cat Daddy. Another example of how God is not the (politically devised) religion, and also the duality of the human state — god/man.

  21. Happy Easter to you all! Just for a change, I’ve been auditing one of my pcs. What else can be more important than that?

  22. Marty, Thank you for sharing this passage…it illuminates the original purpose and intention behind Christ’s teachings. I grew up a Christian but never really felt at “home” in the church of my mother. For many years, the Church of Scientology felt like home until the greed, hubris, and paranoia became so overwhelming, and impossible to ignore. Now I express my spirituality through random acts of kindness with a request to “pay it forward”. I try to live the Golden Rule each day, treating people the way I would like to be treated. Simple but right now it works for me.

    IMO, this website epitomizes “paying it forward” by allowing free expression of the wins and sorrows we each can associate with the CoS which has moved so far from LRH’s original purpose and intention. Thank you…Vicki

  23. Some may recall that LRH dedicated one of his early editions to Will Durant. This was in Honour of Will’s book written to teach the history of philosophy to the man in the street, ” The Story of Philosophy.” Will’s command of language, wit, and simplicity of explanation was
    approaching that of the plaudits he gave to Jesus. I very much liked his book ” Our
    Oriental heritage” the first of an 11 vol world history, one of which won a Pulitzer Prize.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Durant

    In recent years I became interested in Christs
    comments on reading the book ” The Five Gospels” wherein 240 or so biblical experts voted on every alledged saying of Christ as to
    likelyhood of it being something he actually said. 91 sayings were considered valid. My father was one of these experts. I particularly
    like the parable of the good Samaritan, where
    the Samaritan helped someone of a group he was expected to despise. Bit like Jeff Hawkins telling the world his wife has a heart of gold. 🙂

  24. In the early ’80s I trained as a Sec Checker. There was no gang sec check for “ethics presence”, just an honest help flow to the pc to unburden him. Even though the grade’s sec check was done HCO style the forgiveness rfactor was given at the end. The pc’s relief from that rfac was always a joy to see.

    What Jesus managed to deliver to a person by forgiving them is hard to estimate but the effect sounds a lot like Grade 2 Release. As Lady Minn said above: “Although I am also not a Christian, I actually felt uplifted and renewed, resurrected so to speak…” at acceptance of the concept and meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice.

    The unburdening (release) is one thing, maintaining it is another. Somebody versed with the bible would have to help me out here, but I think Jesus also mentioned that one should also stop sinning, or at least stop commiting those now forgiven.

    To stop sinning is a great idea, but to STOP sinning seems practically impossible!

    Even after receiving confessionals, Grade 2, FPRD and a miriad of other rundowns there always seems to be an overt chain ready to restimulate, ready to beg for a motivator, and ready to supply a justifier.

    The solution goes beyond the forgiveness factor; it demands understanding the mechanisms of the mind (gained by training), the lightest touch of ethics (for most) and as much bridge auditing as one can get.

    But as far as the history of the last 2000 years goes, I do thank Jesus for giving us an idea that carried us to this point. It could be worse.

    • martyrathbun09

      2ndxmr, you have done a wonderful job of clearly expressing one of the most powerful principles of Scientology and Christianity. Thank you.

    • This is brilliant, 2ndxmr.

      After receiving Scientology training & internship, I couldn’t help but see the axiomatic principles at work in other practices in life. This is why, for me, communicating with and reading about *anything and everything* was not a transgression against Scientology (as the robots profess).

      Like you just did here, I found myself perceiving the axiomatic principle that was at work (e.g., Confession/ Gr 2) , and that is what I love about Scientology.

      It doesn’t get more true than the basic principle (principio- beginning) at work. The rest can be colored any way you want it but the mechanics govern the function.

      That’s one thing that makes the ‘no internet” “no other practices” especially ludicrous, as if there is not enough reality that understanding the Tech itself works in life.

      Even when in my greatest doubts after abuses and transgressions I saw happening with the Compound Walls, when I thought maybe there was something else — I could see how things worked, and why they didn’t, per those axioms. And that’s why, despite all the shake downs, oppression, etc. after I looked, really looked at everything, I still embraced standard tech.

      Cool stuff!

      I never got into Scientology for something to “believe”, let alone blindly. In fact, at first it was presented as a nondenominational practice.

      Anyway, great post, 2ndxmr, really excellent! Thanks.

      • veritas,
        I’ve been chasing down the factors of the bridge from static to the MEST stuff from before Dianetics (the list of guys at the beginning of several of the books LRH wrote) up through the LRH materials, now to early 53.

        It is apparent this particular universe is a two-terminal universe. That means it takes two to get a motion, the ‘base’ (that which holds the two in proximity but apart) being the important part and that base ultimately being theta. Theta holds two apart.

        If you study this stuff up through the R&D Vols, through the lectures just prior to the PDCs and the Supplemental PDC lectures and continue to the London Spring Lectures, LRH hones in on the two-terminal idea and the particle of admiration setting up the primary flow.

        Admire comes from ‘ad’-to and ‘mira’- to smile. It’s to smile at, to look on with pleasure and approval. To get the idea of the particle you can think of something you smile at and see what it is you create.

        Anyway, the idea I’m trying to get across is that Scientology is so much more than…well, it’s the sh@!. Oh yeah.

      • Wow. Jim, That was nothing short of awesome. I see. I see ! No. Literally!! I see! lol

        Also looked up the root, Spanish “mira”

        1 : sight (of a firearm or instrument)
        2 : aim, objective

        BTW, there was another gem you posted (as usual) that was very handy, i.e. when one’s space is being compromised, squashed (by attempts at introversion, case or whatever) just put anchor points out and make more. (Besides, I as a being am not technically in space.)

        you wrote: “Anyway, the idea I’m trying to get across is that Scientology is so much more than…well, it’s the sh@!. Oh yeah.”

        Yes, oh yeah. It is.

  25. Happy Easter and Passover.

    Honestly I’m not all that religious but I found Durant’s quote about Jesus inspiring, Marty.

    Any way to all of you reading this post.

    Keep the faith.

    Whatever that faith may be.

    🙂

  26. Prior to Christianity, the holiday was a celebration of the Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess, Eostre (Ostara, Eástre), who was a fertility goddess, symbolizing the dawn (East), rebirth and new life. Things like eggs and hares were sacred to the goddess, for obvious reasons, and even the traditional sunrise service traces back to those times. Christians saw it as a fitting time to celebrate the rebirth of Christ. It is a very ancient holiday.

    • martyrathbun09

      Thanks Jeff, and thank you for speaking truth so eloquently to Anderson Cooper.

    • Jeff you where the voice of reason and compassion.

    • Jeff,

      I have to second (or third) this. You came across on CNN as a person anyone would want as a friend. (Unlike any members of DM’s demonic contingent).

    • Fellow Traveller

      Jeff — That is incredible. It figures the eggs in the Christian tradition of Easter were hijacked similar to a number of aspects of Christmas. Thank you immensely for your continued support and enlightenment.

  27. Maxim Zbitnoff

    Good one Marty. Though I haven’t always agreed on the details, I’ve felt the carrier wave you’ve been operating on is love and compassion.

    My grandparents came to North America from Russia in 1899 as part of a mass migration of Doukhobors… a group of believers who rejected the icons, priests and rituals of the orthodox church claiming that each person was a spark of the divine and needed no one to be gatekeeper between them and God. Their simple peasant life was idealized by Tolstoy who helped finance their passage across the Atlantic.

    It wasn’t until I began to step out of my self imposed CofS box that I could see parallels.

    ~~~Max

  28. Thank you for this great post, Marty! It’s perfect and thank you everyone for the wonderful thoughts and input, so enriching and great company. Happy Easter, Marty, Mosey and everyone here!

    I personally love the celebration of eternity doing its eternal thing through changing forms (Springtime!) AND I celebrate the god-man winning over the material world.

    ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼ ♥ ☼

    About the Easter Eggs (and PEEPS!) 😉 vs. the Christian Resurrection, the way the pagan rituals and the Christian celebration of the Resurrection became combined in a widespread way began by a a political move of Roman emperor Constantine in the 4th century (300 years after Christ’s death). He also first moved the celebration of Christmas to December 25 (December 21 on the Julian calendar), it had been January 6.

    Constantine was a pagan who followed a monotheistic form of sun worship, Sol Invictus, that originated in Syria. Roman emperors had imposed it on their subjects a century earlier.

    As Emperor, Constantine’s fierce objective was “Universal” unity (Ecumenism)– unity in politics, in territory, and in religion. (Some compare it to the speak of today’s new World Order). (“Catholic” means “Universal”).

    So, in a pragmatic move, Constantine saw that a cult or state religion that included all other cults within it helped to achieve that objective. Christians up till then could not practice safely in the open.

    More details of various surrounding civilization’s celebrations of this day here:

    http://wilstar.com/holidays/easter.htm

  29. Theo Sismanides

    More and more people coming out and talking. Go to Steve’s site (scientology-cult.com) and look for 2 new stories from Int base and ex-RTC persons.

    So more people LOOK into and onto DM. This is more free theta LOOKing every day.

    I think all the BS he put out on the scientology site are just his last cards to use. The man is going down.

    I have an idea on my mind. Only ethics will bring this off. No matter how much admin or tech, only ethics will bring it in. The Sea Org contract with LRH says to put ethics in on this planet and the universe. It doesn’t say “be on post or be in uniform and put ethics in… ” it just says what it says.

    That contract is re-issued to be re-pledged by all those ex-SO or not who want to sign a billion contract and put ethics in on that little tyrant first.

    I am in.

    2 Sea Org Symbols explained:

    SEAHORSE,

    the traditional Sea Org symbol for standard technology.

    Formally adopted in 1968 as the symbol of Class VIII, it is employed on documents of the highest priority as the symbol of the continuous dedication of the Sea Org to the maintenance of
    standard tech. It expresses our highest aim, in that, by ensuring that standard tech as set down by L. Ron Hubbard is maintained, we
    protect the bridge for all mankind to attain to a higher spiritual state. (FO 3350)

    SEA ORG SYMBOL, 1. the Sea Org symbol adopted and used as the symbol of a Galactic Confederacy far back in the history of this
    sector, derives much of its power and authority from that association.

    The laurel wreath represents victory. Used throughout the history of this planet to crown poets, artists, champions and conquerors, it not only represents the physical victory but the
    series of inner victories achieved by the individual, and the clarification and purification of his inner aims and purposes which lead to the outward victory. It is associated with the head, the traditional abode of the spirit. The star is a symbol of the spirit. The five pointed star most commonly signifies rising up towards the point of origin; thus, it is a potent symbol of alignment to source. The laurel wreath and star, in combination, signify the victory of the spirit which is rising upward towards the point of origin or source. Its proper color is always gold. And note that the star is not trapped in its victory, but is in the open field towards the top of the wreath, allowing free exit, beyond its victory, and that is, in fact, in a field of blue,
    symbolizing truth. (FO 3350)

    2. the star is the confederation and each one of those leaves is counted, it’s the number of stars.
    (6804SM)

    This is the resurrection of the Sea Org and we all know what it means.

    • Thank you Theo.

      I believe in the Mission of the Sea Org. It must and will come full circle. The lessons we all suffer, here and now, I believe makes us stronger.

      There is a wonderful, mysterious, cycle of action. That I simply know as; The Dynamics.

      I am not formally familiar with the Urantia Book I am quoting below. (According to Wikipedia. Written and compiled long ago. “It originated in Chicago, Illinois, USA, sometime between 1924 and 1955.”)

      It is what it is; in light of our troubles, this passage I read recently, knocked me off my chair when I read it.

      We live our lives around this Man Jesus;
      In the Spirit of Easter; Christmas; and simple Prayer.
      In Our Fellowship of Man who are Christian and Catholic alike; or whatever denomination.
      His Teachings. Expectations and Expressions; And in those who loved and Followed Him.

      I was Blessed to be raise by Parent so Blessed myself. My Mother so very Catholic she had twelve Kids. Amazing.
      (I’m the youngest)
      My Dad, much more Christian then Catholic, was the most compassionate Man I’ve ever known.
      Both Prayed the Rosary daily for a better World.

      I was shocked, when my Dad shared with me his secret, on his Hospital Bed toward the end , that His differences between his Christian Faith did not agree well with His Wife’s Catholic Beliefs.
      He held them to Himself for years and years, because He Loved Her. Romantically, right to the end.

      I have my own belief too now, in what is the meaning of Heaven; Our Father; And the Kingdom.

      The Future, I know is long. And yes We Return.

      But Timeless we are not. The Future is good, because we are called to make it so.

      I’m Game.

      I think, actually, I’m going to go out and get myself a Tattoo.

      http://urantiabook.org/newbook/papers/p140.htm

      140:0.1 Just before noon on Sunday, January 12, A.D. 27, Jesus called the apostles together for their ordination as public preachers of the gospel of the kingdom. The twelve were expecting to be called almost any day; so this morning they did not go out far from the shore to fish. Several of them were lingering near the shore repairing their nets and tinkering with their fishing paraphernalia.

      140:0.2 As Jesus started down the seashore calling the apostles, he first hailed Andrew and Peter, who were fishing near the shore; next he signaled to James and John, who were in a boat near by, visiting with their father, Zebedee, and mending their nets. Two by two he gathered up the other apostles, and when he had assembled all twelve, he journeyed with them to the highlands north of Capernaum, where he proceeded to instruct them in preparation for their formal ordination.

      140:0.3 For once all twelve of the apostles were silent; even Peter was in a reflective mood. At last the long-waited-for hour had come! They were going apart with the Master to participate in some sort of solemn ceremony of personal consecration and collective dedication to the sacred work of representing their Master in the proclamation of the coming of his Father’s kingdom.

      Bible References
      140:1 PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTION
      Audio Version

      140:1.1 Before the formal ordination service Jesus spoke to the twelve as they were seated about him: ” My brethren, this hour of the kingdom has come. I have brought you apart here with me to present you to the Father as ambassadors of the kingdom. Some of you heard me speak of this kingdom in the synagogue when you first were called. Each of you has learned more about the Father’s kingdom since you have been with me working in the cities around about the Sea of Galilee. But just now I have something more to tell you concerning this kingdom.

      140:1.2 ” The new kingdom which my Father is about to set up in the hearts of his earth children is to be an everlasting dominion. There shall be no end of this rule of my Father in the hearts of those who desire to do his divine will. I declare to you that my Father is not the God of Jew or gentile. Many shall come from the east and from the west to sit down with us in the Father’s kingdom, while many of the children of Abraham will refuse to enter this new brotherhood of the rule of the Father’s spirit in the hearts of the children of men.

      140:1.3 ” The power of this kingdom shall consist, not in the strength of armies nor in the might of riches, but rather in the glory of the divine spirit that shall come to teach the minds and rule the hearts of the reborn citizens of this heavenly kingdom, the sons of God. This is the brotherhood of love wherein righteousness reigns, and whose battle cry shall be: Peace on earth and good will to all men. This kingdom, which you are so soon to go forth proclaiming, is the desire of the good men of all ages, the hope of all the earth, and the fulfillment of the wise promises of all the prophets.

      140:1.4 ” But for you, my children, and for all others who would follow you into this kingdom, there is set a severe test. Faith alone will pass you through its portals, but you must bring forth the fruits of my Father’s spirit if you would continue to ascend in the progressive life of the divine fellowship. Verily, verily, I say to you, not every one who says, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but rather he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

      140:1.5 ” Your message to the world shall be: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and in finding these, all other things essential to eternal survival shall be secured therewith. And now would I make it plain to you that this kingdom of my Father will not come with an outward show of power or with unseemly demonstration. You are not to go hence in the proclamation of the kingdom, saying, `it is here’ or `it is there,’ for this kingdom of which you preach is God within you.

      140:1.6 ” Whosoever would become great in my Father’s kingdom shall become a minister to all; and whosoever would be first among you, let him become the server of his brethren. But when you are once truly received as citizens in the heavenly kingdom, you are no longer servants but sons, sons of the living God. And so shall this kingdom progress in the world until it shall break down every barrier and bring all men to know my Father and believe in the saving truth which I have come to declare. Even now is the kingdom at hand, and some of you will not die until you have seen the reign of God come in great power.

      140:1.7 ” And this which your eyes now behold, this small beginning of twelve commonplace men, shall multiply and grow until eventually the whole earth shall be filled with the praise of my Father. And it will not be so much by the words you speak as by the lives you live that men will know you have been with me and have learned of the realities of the kingdom. And while I would lay no grievous burdens upon your minds, I am about to put upon your souls the solemn responsibility of representing me in the world when I shall presently leave you as I now represent my Father in this life which I am living in the flesh. ” And when he had finished speaking, he stood up.

      Bible References
      140:2 THE ORDINATION
      Audio Version

      140:2.1 Jesus now instructed the twelve mortals who had just listened to his declaration concerning the kingdom to kneel in a circle about him. Then the Master placed his hands upon the head of each apostle, beginning with Judas Iscariot and ending with Andrew. When he had blessed them, he extended his hands and prayed:

      140:2.2 ” My Father, I now bring to you these men, my messengers. From among our children on earth I have chosen these twelve to go forth to represent me as I came forth to represent you. Love them and be with them as you have loved and been with me. And now, my Father, give these men wisdom as I place all the affairs of the coming kingdom in their hands. And I would, if it is your will, tarry on earth a time to help them in their labors for the kingdom. And again, my Father, I thank you for these men, and I commit them to your keeping while I go on to finish the work you have given me to do. ”

      140:2.3 When Jesus had finished praying, the apostles remained each man bowed in his place. And it was many minutes before even Peter dared lift up his eyes to look upon the Master. One by one they embraced Jesus, but no man said aught. A great silence pervaded the place while a host of celestial beings looked down upon this solemn and sacred scene—the Creator of a universe placing the affairs of the divine brotherhood of man under the direction of human minds.
      140:3 THE ORDINATION SERMON: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
      Audio VersioN OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

      140:3.1 Then Jesus spoke, saying: ” Now that you are ambassadors of my Father’s kingdom, you have thereby become a class of men separate and distinct from all other men on earth. You are not now as men among men but as the enlightened citizens of another and heavenly country among the ignorant creatures of this dark world. It is not enough that you live as you were before this hour, but henceforth must you live as those who have tasted the glories of a better life and have been sent back to earth as ambassadors of the Sovereign of that new and better world. Of the teacher more is expected than of the pupil; of the master more is exacted than of the servant. Of the citizens of the heavenly kingdom more is required than of the citizens of the earthly rule. Some of the things which I am about to say to you may seem hard, but you have elected to represent me in the world even as I now represent the Father; and as my agents on earth you will be obligated to abide by those teachings and practices which are reflective of my ideals of mortal living on the worlds of space, and which I exemplify in my earth life of revealing the Father who is in heaven.

      140:3.2 ” I send you forth to proclaim liberty to the spiritual captives, joy to those in the bondage of fear, and to heal the sick in accordance with the will of my Father in heaven. When you find my children in distress, speak encouragingly to them, saying:

      140:3.3 ” Happy are the poor in spirit, the humble, for theirs are the treasures of the kingdom of heaven.

      140:3.4 ” Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

      140:3.5 ” Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

      140:3.6 ” Happy are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

      140:3.7 ” And even so speak to my children these further words of spiritual comfort and promise:

      140:3.8 ” Happy are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Happy are they who weep, for they shall receive the spirit of rejoicing.

      140:3.9 ” Happy are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

      140:3.10 ” Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

      140:3.11 ” Happy are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Happy are you when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.

      140:3.12 ” My brethren, as I send you forth, you are the salt of the earth, salt with a saving savor. But if this salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.

      140:3.13 ” You are the light of the world. A city set upon a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and be led to glorify your Father who is in heaven.

      140:3.14 ” I am sending you out into the world to represent me and to act as ambassadors of my Father’s kingdom, and as you go forth to proclaim the glad tidings, put your trust in the Father whose messengers you are. Do not forcibly resist injustice; put not your trust in the arm of the flesh. If your neighbor smites you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. Be willing to suffer injustice rather than to go to law among yourselves. In kindness and with mercy minister to all who are in distress and in need.

      140:3.15 ” I say to you: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. And whatsoever you believe that I would do to men, do you also to them.

      140:3.16 ” Your Father in heaven makes the sun to shine on the evil as well as upon the good; likewise he sends rain on the just and the unjust. You are the sons of God; even more, you are now the ambassadors of my Father’s kingdom. Be merciful, even as God is merciful, and in the eternal future of the kingdom you shall be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.

      140:3.17 ” You are commissioned to save men, not to judge them. At the end of your earth life you will all expect mercy; therefore do I require of you during your mortal life that you show mercy to all of your brethren in the flesh. Make not the mistake of trying to pluck a mote out of your brother’s eye when there is a beam in your own eye. Having first cast the beam out of your own eye, you can the better see to cast the mote out of your brother’s eye.

      140:3.18 ” Discern the truth clearly; live the righteous life fearlessly; and so shall you be my apostles and my Father’s ambassadors. You have heard it said: `If the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall into the pit.’ If you would guide others into the kingdom, you must yourselves walk in the clear light of living truth. In all the business of the kingdom I exhort you to show just judgment and keen wisdom. Present not that which is holy to dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample your gems under foot and turn to rend you.

      140:3.19 ” I warn you against false prophets who will come to you in sheep’s clothing, while on the inside they are as ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but the corrupt tree bears evil fruit. A good tree cannot yield evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is presently hewn down and cast into the fire. In gaining an entrance into the kingdom of heaven, it is the motive that counts. My Father looks into the hearts of men and judges by their inner longings and their sincere intentions.

      140:3.20 ” In the great day of the kingdom judgment, many will say to me, `Did we not prophesy in your name and by your name do many wonderful works?’ But I will be compelled to say to them, `I never knew you; depart from me you who are false teachers.’ But every one who hears this charge and sincerely executes his commission to represent me before men even as I have represented my Father to you, shall find an abundant entrance into my service and into the kingdom of the heavenly Father. ”

      140:3.21 Never before had the apostles heard Jesus speak in this way, for he had talked to them as one having supreme authority. They came down from the mountain about sundown, but no man asked Jesus a question.

      • Theo Sismanides

        Dear Antoine,

        I never cared for uniforms or insignia. I cared about good trees bringing forth good fruit.

        The Sea Org was established to bring forth good fruit. The Sea Org is a good tree and it has been made into something horrible.

        The Sea Org was set up to perform missions. There is Missions Tech as the 4th Tech there is.

        I am not abandoning this Tech. Nor keeping it low.

        Without Ethics this world (including me and you) has no chance. The Sea Org was primarily set up to put ethics in.

        In a world which has gone mad (including Scientology) the only way is to re-institute and repledge our oaths to the Sea Org contract.

        It might sound unpallatable but it is the only path that has ever worked. Ethics including me who is not an angel either.

        However everyone from us, now with the situatation with Heber can take a post from his place and do what is needed and wanted.

        A 3rd dynamic is to add momentum to action not to slow it down much less to be used as a mechanism to humiliate those in it.

        There is a huge difference between what the Sea Org is and what Miscavige has made it to be.

        SEA ORG MEMBER HAT, the basic of this hat is the 21 department
        orgboard. This org board applies to personal matters. It is the
        basic SO member hat. (FSO 303)

        Just found this in the Admin Dictionary. We can free Heber by manning up that 21 Dept Org Board as on a mission.

      • It’s funny you mention the 21 Dept Org Board Theo.

        I’ve been rolling this same idea in my head for months now. By using a Blog page, similar to this one, for each Department. We CAN do this.

        I did get a tiny hang-up under the Terms and Conditions of a few Blog Services. Obviously one is not allowed to Run a “business” with the blog services. Or more specifically, to LINK the blog to other blogs as I intended. I got ideas around this tho.

        Nevertheless, The Org Board is exactly right!
        …IMO I see it as a way to place us, and only those fitting, under one “roof” according to the OB. And there is room for everyone. And there is NOTHING stopping us.

        Now think about this power and potential;
        Isn’t this what Google did?? Before Sergey Brin Founded Google, later with his friend Larry Page. I recall reading how Larry walked into Sergey’s garage and asked him “What are you doing?” With computers stacked to the ceiling Sergery answered; “I’m downloading every Wed Page in the World”.
        Well, that was the beginning of Google the Search Engine.

        Likewise, an Org Board, starting with One Page (or BLOG) can flow out to 21 Depts. (more Blogs named accordingly) and with-in them; “Each Hat”. (yet another Blog) and on and on.

        For instance; http://www.friendsoflrh.org would be found with-in http://www.Dept21.wordpress.com along with carefully chosen others.

        In Treasury/Div.3 One of the more complicated and “touchy” ones, you would find just what you would expect. All the LRH Refs. Hatting on what a real Freeloader Bill is, for example…
        How to Create Your own PayPal Account; (If PayPal is deemed The Standard form for exchange)
        A Place to Donate* to the Web-Org cost; if you so choose to donate.
        ( *see http://exscientologykids.com/admins.html For their Donation grid there… Way to go Girls! That’s the spirit.)
        Would ESK have a place on this postulated Org Board?? What’s Your heart strings telling you?))

        And so it would go, rather huge actually.

        Ok. Lets get more serous with this as an Official Group concerning Div.3. If you have a PayPal account, SO should your Auditor. Weather he is an Independent; in the Freezone; iHELP or what have you… If you find him Listed in Dept. 9 BODY. He is in good-standing and you can trust him.
        Send your exchange confidently to Him or Her directly.
        Got an Issue with your Auditor? Well, that is another Blog or Dept. Correct? You follow right? All pretty simple.

        DM with all his fancy Mest, couldn’t dream to operate more efficiently then us. If he fell in a Comma of Apathy over it all the Better! Nobody could stop this, if we put it together. Nothing would stop it, it would only get better and
        bigger, with common purpose and alignment.

        Now I don’t want to get into the Departments of HGC; D of P; or Qual; all of this is getting rather self-explanatory. Plenty more evolution there in your imagination.

        ISLANDS of Sanity all over Earth. Indeed. Via the World Wide Web.

        I Love the idea, that when we meet, we meet in posh million dollar Privet Homes, there is great security in the Privacy of ones Home.
        With lots of space, Huge homes that are (otherwise useless) peppering the the Globe. And WE KNOW THEY ARE MOSTLY EMPTY AND QUIT USELESS as they are. I see quite a few of them… Full of PCs and Auditors.
        Because there is nothing wrong with that. (useless spaces otherwise, in fact, it would be a deserves to our follow man who slavishly built the thing NOT to use it. And it’s Ours. Raise your Havingness!)

        Flourish and Prosper friends.

        This is coming.
        There is a REASON E-Meters are portable and come in a Case.

        I don’t know many things. If, god forbid, half of California will slip into the Ocean with a mega Earthquake. (God doesn’t like DM lol)
        Or if an absurd oppressive New World Order is to be called… Who really knows what the hell is on the horizion.

        All I know, is that we agree here, me and Theo, we need to move quickly toward Functionality.

        And the Org Board, an OPERATING Org Board is the answer.

        Keep in mind then, the Blog you create today has potentially a future you’ve never dreamed.
        Thanks to LRH.

  30. Hey Marty,

    Thanks for introducing me to this song by Mahalia Jackson. What a beautiful song. My favorite line is “And we gonna live on forever, we gonna live on forever “.

    I arrived at exhilaration via asethetics on that one. 🙂

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