March 12, 2015

Lions, Tigers and Hominids, Oh My

Although I label myself a Christian mystic there are some days I feel like joining the ranks of the New Atheists like Dawkins and Harris. However, the one problem with that course of action is the fact that I had a mystical union with the Almighty in 1997. So for me, there is no denying the existence of a cosmic consciousness whether you call that God, Allah or Jah.

What has got me feeling this way is the spin that some of the fundamentalist Christians have been taking in the USA. Just like moderate Muslims who do not want to be lumped into the same category as ISIS, I fear that I too will be written off as one of these Christian loonies just because I wear a cross around my neck.

Talk about another bunch of deluded primates! These so-called followers of Christ actually are thrilled about ISIS: they believe that the destruction and suffering brought about by this group of deranged creatures, who call themselves Muslims, is great news. They think it points to the End Times and the return of Jesus Christ. They actually believe that after we human primates engage in self-destruction unparalleled in our species' history, Jesus will be descending from the heavens in order to save us or at least the Christian hominids.

The real scary part is that many of the Republican politicians have swallowed the same "kool-aid". And, they impact American foreign policy. These leaders don't want to recognize America's role in creating ISIS in the first place. Fuelled by paranoia and bestial instincts just like the Islamic terrorists, they aren't seeing things clearly. I just wish everybody in the world could take a long and penetrating look in a mirror to see the primate staring back. If so, maybe then we will see an increase in the humility that it is going to take to end the current chaos and to truly bring heaven on to this Earth.

Faithfully yours,

Sheila Banks 


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