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The Circle of Life!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Just finished reading a novel. The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury is a story about the Knights Templar, religious Knights who volunteered to escort pilgrims from Europe to the Holy Land in Jerusalem with the approval from the Pope in Rome. In modern times someone robs the Metropolitan Museum in New York City to steal some Vatican artefacts on display. Then the race is on across three continents to find the robbers and a lost Christian Icon that the Templar’s had found in the 12th century and used to blackmail the Catholic Church in Rome. The modern Vatican does not want that relic found because if it became public knowledge than the whole of Christianity would come tumbling down.

What was the relic? It was Jesus Christ’s diary, actually written by him. Scripture, the Bible, written by Christ’s followers many years after his death are what document his life that “supposedly” proves that he is the “son of God”. That he is Divine. The diary shows that he is human just like everyone else.

Yes, this novel is a work of fiction. But what if it were true? What if there was proof out there that Jesus Christ was just a human being with great ideas about life? What if He wasn’t divine as the Church makes him out to be? Two thousand years later would it make a difference to His believers? All the good that has come from believing in a God, a Higher Power that looks over us, in believing that there is a Heaven after death, in having Faith, in Believing, does it all make for a better world to live in? Or would the World be a better place without the institution of religion?

In the end, an archaeologist that was at the museum when the artefacts were stolen and got hooked into discovering the truth behind the robbery. Finding out that the robbery was not about the Church icons, crosses, etc, but about a Templar code machine that could read instructions on finding the lost diary. She did find the icon. Not being religious and aware of the historical significance of any find had a dilemma. Continue to perpetuate a lie or reveal the truth and shake the foundation of a two thousand year old institution. What do you think she did?

That “light” reading done, it was time to start doing some research. Another book that I brought with me is called, The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. There are 2 versions of the book in this volume. Originally written in 1926 and then revised and re-published in 1938. Two, supposedly different, but similar manuals about the mind.

Same same, but different!

I’ve only started reading the first chapter, but what I’m noticing is that I’ve read a lot of what he’s saying in later written books. The Law of Attraction, Dianetic Theory, Quantum Theory, the History of God, Christianity. He starts off by saying that nothing that he’s writing is new either. The information has always been out there but that we only understand it when the time is right. So, stuff that he’s writing about in 1926 is still being written about in the 21st century.

Same same, but different!

Hmm! Sounds like stuff I’m writing. It also sounds like my life. Actually it’s what I’ve been observing about life in general. We repeat the same stuff over and over in life until it’s time to move on. Each time we repeat something we move a little further along the road of understanding, or evolution.

Same same, but different!

More on all that later. Will definitely be expanding on what I’m reading here.

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