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THE HYPOCRISY OF TRUTH:
An Author’s Blog
By Alexander Ulysses Thor
HAPPY MERRY HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS
Sounds absurd. Right? Well, it should.
Anyone participating in the so-called War on Christmas should take one thing into consideration before making your argument for or against expressing the harmless sentiment. Whether or not you believe Jesus Christ was the son of God—who died for our sins so we could all go nuts on Black Friday trampling over our neighbors just to get a bargain on this year’s hottest selling toy—doesn’t matter. So don’t go getting all upset next time someone wishes you a Merry Christmas, and just remember, we changed the way we COUNT TIME based on the LIFE and DEATH of Jesus Christ—BC/Before Christ, AD/After Death, anyone.
So give the God a break. What’s the big deal about wishing someone a Merry Christmas? No matter what you believe or what faith you hold, if you are dating time by what year it is, you are already celebrating the memory of Jesus. While some more secular minded (mostly those existing in the logical realm of scientific communities) have adopted BCE—Before Current Era and CE—Current Era, the way we date time will always be undeniably linked to Jesus Christ.
But let’s ponder another thought for a moment. Just assume for a minute that Jesus Christ really was the son of God as we all are God’s children. This also includes all you atheists out there. Because each and every one of us has what I call Our God Part, giving us the free will to choose our own destiny. No other creature has ever had that choice before.
It is Our God Part that separates us from the beasts that just sleep and feed. We create. We destroy. We remolded and reshaped the earth to fit whatever needs we desired. We moved mountains, leveled forests into open plains, blasted away or through anything standing in our way, regardless of the cost to the planet or our own future prosperity. No other creature has ever done any of these things before or after man came along.
I mean, just look at the dinosaurs. They had rule of the planet for almost one-hundred-sixty million years (unless of course you’re one of those people who view The Flintstones as if it were a documentary), and all they did during that time was become bigger dinosaurs. While humans have dominated the land for the only last 10,000 years or so, just a fraction of that time.
Our free will gives us ability to alter our fate. We are all born inherently knowing right from wrong, good from evil, making anyone capable of being Gandhi or even becoming Hitler. No one is born evil. It is something you really have to work on before achieving that kind of status.
So next time someone tells you to have a Merry Christmas, even if you’re a Muslim, a Buddhist a Hindu, a Jew, or any other faith, or even none at all, don’t get offended and just remember what day and date it is. After all, the guy did die for our sins, and we felt so bad about it that we changed the way we counted time in remembrance of his sacrifice.
This has been Alexander Ulysses Thor with an Author’s Blog. Thank you for listening. I am just trying to start the conversation. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, You-Tube, and by logging on my website at http://www.thebookoftomorrows.com, where you will find my epic trilogy within in a trilogy about a visionary New America in the year 2190 that may very well turn out to be the first true story set 175 years in the future, as it prophetically puts forth some distinctly credible answers to some life’s greatest mysteries, including life itself.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Epiphany of Purpose:
An Inspirational Introduction
Always believing I was meant for something more, the first time I gave some serious thought to my reason for being, after feeling wayward and lost, and living a wasted life, I experienced an epiphany of purpose. Stimulated by a heightened moment of insightful inspiration (with a little helpful from my friends), I took great comfort in knowing I didn’t veer too far from the fateful path my God Part had inherently set me on, and finally understood my place in this world. Why I am here. The answer, one I subconsciously always knew.
I was born to tell A Good Story.
Only after leaving behind the trappings of conventional wisdoms, found in the traditional belief systems on how to live, I could finally clear my mind and learn to think for myself. I started asking questions about the origins of life, wondering how mankind evolved from the primordial slime that crawled out of the oceans around a billion years ago, and found answers conflicting with the religious faith I was born and raised on.
The real hypocrisy of truth is simply this. Most human history is a lie agreed upon, except it doesn’t matter if it’s all based on lies, no matter how fuzzy the math it took to get there. Because, the one thing we love more than anything in life is A Good Story. And miraculous tales about a God or Gods are tailor-made from the stuff of good stories, especially with a species obsessed with ‘what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil.’ I just prefer stories that make a little more sense, with some semblance logic and plausible credibility of events to go along with a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat entertainment that hopefully enlightens the mind as well as entertains the body. I’ve often personally found the best stories are the ones containing some moral life lesson—showing how it’s better to spend your time doing something that serves the whole, as well as the self, instead of just trying to gain as much as you possibly can, because someone once told you whoever dies with the most toys, wins. That’s just another lie, because in the end, we’re all the same and you really can’t take it with you.
Although there’s been many great creative artists, who have brilliantly crafted visionary futuristic/fantasy films and novels over the years, the one thing that’s always bugged me about all those Road Warrior post-apocalyptic worlds or Logan’s Run dystopian futures is they never tell you how it got that way. So, instead of complaining about it, I decided to write a foretelling, epic trilogy, which links the characters’ lives together over the next 180 years—much like the legends found throughout the lineage of ancestral Western Civilization—while also presenting a complete, compelling tale of the fall of modern day civilization and the rise of a New America rebuilt on a foundation of knowledge and science with wisdom obtained from a onetime, highly controversial, 21st century novel, called The Book of Tomorrows.
Now, I completely understand the potential controversy that might arise from the written words in the pages of this trilogy. Or how they may conflict with someone else’s zealously held beliefs, or even bring about a targeted rage from those who wish to express their feelings through means other than using their words. But, I’m well prepared for these contingencies, and realize by the time I’m done The Book of Tomorrows may very well make the physical threats and furious anger Salman Rushdie experienced after writing the Satanic Verses pale in comparison. Basically, I’m going to piss off a lot of well-deserving people, and I’d be surprised if someone didn’t threaten my life or even try to kill me. Not that I want or desire anything like that, but if I don’t ruffle some feathers, it would simply mean I didn’t do my job.
A MISSION STATEMENT PROLOGUE
FROM THE AUTHOR about
OUR GOD PART
This just in,
The All Powerful, All Knowing, Omnipresent,
Vengeful God Is Dead.
Long live Our God Part,
Always with us since the day we’re born
From Yesterday, Today, and Forever Tomorrow
So, don’t waste precious time devoting blind faith to religious dogma,
And follow your god part to your fateful destiny, instead.
Don’t question if yours is the one true faith,
But ask, what’s your fate?
What’s your purpose?
Why are you here?
Don’t deceive yourself with spiritual beliefs thousands of years old.
And find faith in knowing we all have a divine fate, a purpose for being,
Born with an inherent knowledge of Good and Evil,
We are equally capable of both.
Originating in our genetic code, this divine gift is what separates us from the beasts that sleep and feed, instilling in us the belief that man was created in the image a higher power—a God to rule and watch over us. But, it’s really just evidence of our God Part, ingrained in our DNA, making anyone capable of being Gandhi or becoming Hitler. God exists inside of us, and it’s up to each individual to decide his or her own fate. Nothing in life is predestined, except its eventual end.
Just always, remember.
Never Be Ashamed of What You Don’t Know, Only What You Refuse to Learn.
Because. If we don’t start Living Smart, we’re all going to Die Stupid