Food For Thought: Why Is God The Shepherd And We The Sheep?

Why does God require loyalty?

The idea that we should follow the word of a being we don’t know is a recipe for manipulation. That we should accept God knows best without hard evidence of his existence or motives. When we do surrender to his will, he will anoint our head with oil, and when we walk through the valley of darkness and death, God will be our rod and staff. And in heaven, we can rejoice in front of our enemies.

In God’s kingdom, we are children, pawns really to be played and moved around at his will. It is not up to us to understand as we are mere sheep’s guided by the ultimate shepherd, God.

I have a problem with blind faith. Knowing the Bible was altered and translated into many languages before English makes me suspicious and uncomfortable accepting words that were used to justify the enslavement and torture of my ancestors. Knowing man’s nature to control with deception makes me a non-believer in God as written in the Bible.

I find it blasphemous to accept the premise that God used white men as conduits to deliver/write his words in the form of Bibles. The same ethnic group that went on to use the word of God to subvert and oppress good people who did not look like them.

God is symbolic of hope. I understand as a person of color hope is crucial to my survival. Most Black people heed the word of the Bible as if they saw God write it himself. They relinquish control of the events in their lives to God’s wishes. When bad things happen, they accept it as the Lord works in mysterious ways. They study and discuss the scriptures. Arguments about the words of the Lord are common.

What if the Lord was created to control our minds? What if the Bible was written by man to control his brethren? What if the Lord was an alien with superior powers? What if Jesus didn’t die for our sins but was visiting earth? Did we show Jesus compassion? How does that reality change who we are?

I no longer believe in a Christian God or God as a physical being; however, I believe in God as collective energy of the universe. God is the energy that resides in each of us as well as surrounds us. Our thoughts and actions can transform the energy into “miracles.” There are no chosen people. There is no black or white just pure unadulterated energy waiting for us to harness and convert.

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Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

79 thoughts on “Food For Thought: Why Is God The Shepherd And We The Sheep?

  1. I already wrote too many epistles regarding your title question. Did that in a variety of ways: Angry, sarcastic, humorous, as well as in more serious ways. I’m fed up with that, and laugh at theists and atheists.

    Instead I’ll give you a question myself. You say you don’t believe in the traditional God anymore, but “believe in God as collective energy of the universe”. So you still need a higher power to rely on?

    1. Do I need a higher power to rely on? I’m not sure. I believe there is a power beyond what what we see. Sometimes I feel that power. But maybe I am on a journey to discover that higher power is me connected to life. Not sure if you will understand.

      1. Ay mi madre, there’s the journey again. No journey needed. You know it’s you. You feel it in every move you make. There’s nothing to find, nothing to look for. Although they yearn for it, too many people are too scared to admit it. So they postpone to embrace it by coming up with that “journey” stuff and crap alike.

        1. I wouldn’t say it’s crap as I’m on a journey and I don’t know exactly where it will lead. I’m not following a guide or a listicle or even one of the Bibles. I’m going with what gives me pleasure.

      2. Yes, as in the ‘Goldfish Bowl’ Theory: basically, all that the fish can see surrounding it’s glass bowl is its world/universe, but it has no idea what is beyond that room’s door, window(s) or walls. Same with we humans: there are multi-millions of other planets and something must have started it all. Whether that was a very old man with a long white beard, or a tiny atom, God knows!

        Meantime I try following the teachings of Jesus Christ, and Buddha et al, as they are about being less selfish and more selfless. And it is in modern politics, with the likes of left libertarian Christian socialism, that I find compassion for the disabled, poor and sick (including mentally ill) helps to ground me from becoming arrogant, conceited and punitive.

        In summary, be a “sheep” to His New Testament teachings even if cannot confirm He existed/exists.

        1. Hi Pete, The ‘Goldfish Bowl’ is a great example. Yes, there are many creatures and perhaps parallel universes that exist but are not visible.
          The scriptures do teach you to be compassionate and live a life respectful of others. Sad many people need to learn compassion.

  2. Belief relies on one’s power of conviction. When something shakes that conviction, then belief weakens and/or adapts. Strong belief becomes dogma and dogma seals the thinking into rigidity.

    Faith authored and perfected by Christ-Jesus does not rely on conviction but on revelation.

    “” I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. “”

    So to answer the title question,
    “” They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. “”

    The Lamb shepherds me from within since the revelation came to me 45 years ago. His leading and feeding me goes on growing and transforming me since He freed me from the law of sin and death by the law of His Spirit of life.

    The sheep that I am is not asked to be loyal first, but to receive Him and to respond to His loyalty, “” for it is God Who is at work in us, to will and to do according to His good pleasure. “”

      1. Hi Roald, I use to be on my way to make a living in the fame and fortune of hockey playing, up until He reached me with His initial revealing contact. Violence was my trade mark, along with a great set of other skills. On the small level that I had reached by 15 years when He came to me to sprout the Seed that had been sown 6 months prior, the fans had become adrenaline addicts from seeing this little 15 years old who was capable to take down anyone much bigger and older. So first, He needed to lead me on to where tears actually happened, before He could wipe them out. Forty-five years later, His Spirit has taught me that His circuit of eternal life travelling from heaven to earth to heaven, gets completed and growing on in me by going from His laws that He put in my heart and mind during the initial contact. This what is known as The New Eternal Covenant. So by now, I keep on growing in His priesthood by growing from heart to soul while my body receives life from His Spirit into my brain, which means that it is no longer I who is my own source, but Christ Who lives in me. Recently, I’ve been getting settled enough into His rest to sense my tears getting wiped and/or turn to joy. The Eternal’s Beauty of Being Human is answering The Ancient Voice of Humanity’s Youth with Ageless Wisdom… Peace, His Peace be with you Roald …

          1. How could it be for you Roald, as you are not me. To each her/his own. What is for each “me” is the universal approach of Spirit to each one. He Says that He will send His Spirit Who will convict the world of sin, justice and judgement.

            Once so convicted by His goodness, then repentance and faith are granted and we become His children.

            As you and Jesus point out, this is not going to be received by everyone, while the offer is to everyone.

            1. I’m simply without sin. That’s all. But to find out how unique that is, what the faithful ones’ definition?

              And what is yours, oh Connected One? Harassing the Spirit, perhaps. Or squandering energy maybe?

            2. Re “believe”. When it comes to deities and all that jazz, I believe a lot of people, for one reason or another, need something higher or superior than themselves, to give meaning to whatever what. I’m not like that.

              Re “spiritual”. What does that mean, spiritual?

              Re “sin”. Sin is anything related to Eve’s, and later Adam’s, mingling with that forbidden tree and the fruit that came from it. Because of that, no matter when you were born, no matter what you did/do, you’re a sinner and doomed. Still, your God felt uneasy with that. So he sent his Son, who btw is the same as the Father, to save all the sinners by letting the Son hang from a cross, dying a terrible death. Personally I think this to be extremely cruel, sad, silly, and stupid. No way I would even consider to follow a creature like that.

              Of course, none of this is my business or problem, as I don’t come from that naughty duo once residing in Eden.

    1. Hi Benoit, how are you?

      Great points! Your comments made me pause and reflect. “Faith authored and perfected by Christ-Jesus does not rely on conviction but on revelation.”

      That is a beautiful way of looking at faith as revelation. To have faith in oneself is a powerful thing. Is that similar to believing in God if His Spirit resides in each of us?

      1. Salut Angela, the believing in God is like having a great painting, but being left with the name at the bottom of the art work. Owning the painting gives a sense of the artist, but it does not introduce me to her/him. So when Spirit dwells in one, it is because faith has been ignited in that one’s heart and mind. The presence of Spirit cultivates our communal intimacy with Creator by moving on to grow from heart to soul while my body receives life from His Spirit into my brain. This is why all of Christ teaching, the law of Moses and the prophet are fulfilled with: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” As long as we remember that this is all about our reception/response, NOT our generating “”the best we can” to obey. The obedience is accomplished by Spirit being free to be in me as He pleases. He is the Spirit of comfort and God insists that we enter His rest, so that His priesthood gets completed in all His children, in communal intimacy.

          1. Angela, “Benoit, you frame the scriptures very well. Without believing I follow a path paved with the Lord’s commandments.”

            My experience with Christ began when I got convicted of sin, justice and judgement while I was distributing Christmas presents to some 50 siblings.

            The first 3 months were bliss with no end and then, after sending 2500 rioting students back to class peaceably, I began to go down for lack of knowledge and of vision. That going down carried on for 2 years, until my last weekend before turning 18, at which point, the going down became a free fall into the abyss.

            That’s when He pulled the strings needed to bring me to safety and to inform me that the 3 months bliss was Him making contact. By clicking on my name here above, you’ll get to the details of that episode by which I came to know that He had made contact.

            All that to say that there has been so much distortion and confusion produced in the name Christ, that many saints, as you seem to be, do not know that the Spirit of Christ is the One Who lives in us in full bloom.

            1. Thank you Benoit. Many think me more an angel than a saint, lol.

              I believe the “Spirit of Christ is the One Who lives in us in full bloom.” I also believe the spirit of God lives in each us. Often the noise from this world drowns the spirit in us.

        1. Re ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ What if I love to hate myself? I must love to hate my neighbor then too?

          Re “…..Spirit being free to be in me as He pleases”. As long as that Spirit is a “he”, he will regret the moment it pleased him trying to be in me. Now, if that Spirit was a “she”, I could consider to be with her. Well….um….if Lilith would love it too, of course.

            1. Can’t wait now what Benoit will say to all that.

              So everything is cool then? You know, sometimes I hate that I love to hate these assholes. But at least now I know that you don’t hate me for that. Even would say, that’s cool. Jesus, by now it’s freezing in here.

              Oh, and the spirit can be a transsexual as well according to you? I mean, as long is there is love, eh?

            2. Roald, haven’t you figured it out? As long as you love what you’re doing, you will not be stressed, even if it’s love to hate assholes. It’s not a judgment call it’s physiologic.

            3. Re “… will not be stressed…..” I don’t know what this has to do with “Love your neighbor……” and crap, but since you mentioned it……does this mean you’re doing a lot of stuff you don’t love?

            4. When you do what you love you are at peace and less likely to experience toxic stress. I’m more like avoiding the stuff I don’t love.

            5. Yes avoiding. As you know, the human mind is complex. The reason I contemplated suicide is complex. It also centers on the belief that at a certain age the decision should be yours to make and no one else. It’s your get of out life card that can only be used once if effective.

            6. It’s always your choice, any time, any place, any moment.

              Personally I would kill the person who would try to keep me from ending life on Earth should I want to do so.

              It’s btw my way of doing things. The time I was attacked by some lame cancer cells, I told the doctor: “If you keep anything from me regarding this mess, you will die sooner than I will.” After that we had a great relationship.

            7. Roald,

              Regarding “What if I love to hate myself? I must love to hate my neighbor then too?”

              To hate myself is ordered by Christ to all who wish to be His disciples and to follow Him. “” “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. “”

              This hate is the drive of love and truth that ends the power of sin and death with the cross-resurrection work of divine reconciliation and that moves us to enter Life step by step, growth spurt after growth spurt.

              Regarding the “He” for Spirit, the “He” is used as opposed to “it” not “She”. To further and to deepen into the Oneness we are given to share by He/She Spirit, Paul answers with: “” For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. “”

              Further read by clicking on my name here above.

            8. Benoit, I’m not his disciple. I don’t follow anyone. And, contrary to your Christ, I don’t want any followers either.

              Re hate/love. Hypocritical to the core.

              Like I already said, I’m not a sinner.

              Abraham? His seed can take a hike.

            9. Roald, the more I exchange with you from Yammer till here, the more you come across as a computer software invented specifically to do what you go on doing.
              If that’s not the case, then you are in my prayers like all other humans are, like it or not.

            10. Re “……specifically to do what you go on doing.” And so it mostly ends when people feel cornered, and don’t know how to respond anymore to my points of view. It’s then when they start projecting their own shit onto me. Especially the self-proclaimed righteous ones, wallowing in their precious sins, are famous for that.

              Benoit, better save your prayers for people who yearn for being saved or something. Besides, there is a whole legion of women out there, praying for me since the time I met and sat with them at the entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris, where they, being victims of one of your Lord’s wars, were begging for help.

              Btw……”like it or not”? Typical modus operandi of people resembling the Pharisees and the likes of them.

            11. Re “Roald, I think thee protests too much.” Oh, it’s just that at times I sardonically like to tickle some meandering neurons in spaghetti invested brains and sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on it. That’s all.

          1. Angela, I don’t have a home pc anymore so use a library pc, hence the delay in my answers. I see that you wrote:

            “So Christ visits from time to time?”
            He incarnated on earth to be, among many other functions, the last Adam Who became the life-giving spirit. All past, present and future person born of humanity before, during and after Him since Adam are included in His incarnation, in His living on earth and in His dying. The ones who receive Him, the Word of God made flesh and who respond to His Spirit’s offer, become children of God, by taking us from death to life, by the life given Spirit of Christ. That’s when, added to being included in His death from being born in this existence, we also then become partaker of His ascension and exultation in our heart and mind by virtue of His eternal Covenant, so that His death that reaches our soul and body get to receive His resurrection because of God Who puts His laws into our heart and mind.

            “Didn’t Christ welcome and live among the wretched?”
            Yes, He was known as friends of the sinners who ate and drank with the Publicans.

            “So maybe the Lord is not about creating a world without “sin” on earth. Perhaps, the Lord is about loving yourself and finding strength—her presence or energy—within you.”
            As long as I still rely on my independent will power rather than on the Christ alive in me and among us, then loving myself remains isolated in the ego, where His holiness is absent. When He says: You shall be holy because I am holy, He is not making a command but rather, He is telling us that Who is in us makes us holy.

            “Hi Benoit, spiritual warfare? Seems I am engaged in a battle for my soul and for existence in this realm. For me it’s acceptance and submission. Both leave me not wanting much from this world. I am from this world but not of this world.”
            Acceptance and submission is a formula that is much like the one use in reception and response. We both accept and receive the victory over adversity by both being submissive and receptive.
            In case you might be into the music from the band Yes, here’s one their masterpiece that puts in context the spiritual warfare. It last a whole side of a vinyl album, offering a great visual as well:

            “It appears religion is used as a means to convince people to follow a certain path, a path made by man and not God.”
            From what I can remember, the word religion is used once in the New-Testament. That’s when James, Jesus’ brother makes it clear when it comes to religion: “” If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. “”
            Here’s a thought that includes the word pathway:

            Focus Settlement
            In French,
            3 words have identical music
            but with complete different meaning.
            They are:
            Voix … Voice
            Vois … See
            Voie … PathWay

            By joining the meaning of Voix Vois Voie,
            Meaningful completion synergizes rhythms into purpose
            To transform distortion into melody and harmony,
            Drawing each PathWay to enter the inner chamber
            To receive I Am’s Voice feeding i am
            Seeing with Eternal’s view of Being Human

            “Lately, I have read and watched documentaries about the British empire. The atrocities and attack on humanity in the name of God are astounding.
            What our ancestors endured in slavery was part of that culture and it has continued today. God is used to justify man’s brutality and relieve his conscience. Ask yourself, why so many rich and powerful people/governments insist we read their Bible?”

            No kidding! Specially when considering that the entire priesthood in Christ is first of all about each one entering into God’s rest. Every child of God is a priest and this priesthood is to serve in the temple, which is our body. This is where salvation materializes. Therefore, no one priest can possibly ever be the same as any other. This is how unique Creator’s intimacy is from I Am to each little I am. The Order of the High Priesthood is that of Melchizedek, Who is King of justice and King of peace. Because of insisting to stay away from His rest, almost all of Christianity’s history is left to inner and outer wars that can only make everything worse, as history witnesses.

            “Think about the body’s primary sources of energy: the pumping heart and the brain directing the body’s functions. Spiritually we have two sources of energy, one is the mind controlled by usually controlled by the body (including brain and heart”
            Here’s a practice and a tool that I use to maintain and to improve all around health:
            Prayer – Breath alignment exercise

            There is a Rest that reaches deeper than sleep, where Spirit regenerates Health.
            While I align breath and prayer to be united,
            I deepen into God’s Rest to be guided across REM
            Feeding me on with the View
            Where dream and vision become One…

            Here’s a tool from India’s culture that helps much in deepening into God’s Rest by aligning being prayer breath into I Am…

            1. Hi Benoit thanks for your responses. You are deeply spiritual. Do you think meditation provides a way of connecting with God or God’s energy? I ask because you mentioned “breath alignment exercise” and hand signs to deepen prayer breath, a kind of spiritual meditation.

          2. Angela, I’m glad to contribute and that you find some value. Meditation to me, is the time I put to reach settle focus toward the prayer-breath alignment.
            When the alignment comes into view, then I follow Spirit’s lead until feeding begins. When feeding has begun, Oneness consumes the moment within the Eternal’s Rest, where, when and how prayer and breath go on deepening to strengthen the transformation into His image from glory to glory. From this position of Oneness prayer becomes the materialization of the kingdom of God in the world while we grow more and more alien to the world that refuses love and light.
            Sense of wonder by Van Morrison

      2. Salut Angela, I’m in the thick of spiritual warfare, so while emancipation goes on growing, so does the pain to be endured. Thanks for asking.

        Regarding your comment, “looking at faith”, is for the ones who have yet to receive the revelation. Once received, then Spirit begins the work of transformation by which eventually, Christ becomes formed within.

        The oneness offered by Jesus reads:
        ” I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
        “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. “”

        So about this glory that serves as the essence of spiritual oneness with God and with one another,
        “” But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. “”

        Not only are we one with the material universe and its energy, but we are also called to oneness with the universe’s Creator.

        1. Re: “…..and have loved them as You have loved Me.” Is that why He insisted that the one He loved so much had to be nailed to a cross suffering a slow and painful death? Even after Jesus begged Him: “……Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me….”? (Matthew 26:39-45 KJV)

          Re “……and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Yeah right. Kind of a “liberty” with a price tag.

          Re “……but we are also called to oneness with the universe’s Creator.” I rather stand alone.

          1. Roald,

            Added to the suffering parts you mentioned, He also says: “” … but not my will but Yours. “”

            Here’s what went on at that point in time: “” For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

            Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
            Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. “”

            To be in oneness with the universe’s Creator is to stand alone in completion of Being – Having – Doing. Oneness is to stand alone together. In terms of His return to get His Bride, Oneness is to stand alone To-Get-Her, the Her being all who are penetrated by His Spirit.

            1. What I mean by “stand alone” has nothing to do with what you shared here about it, Benoit.

              Re “…..who knew no sin……” Again, I know no sin either. But try me to nail me to a cross for that, or something, and I will kick that perpetrator’s ass from here to eternity and back. What happens after that, will make even Satan piss his panties.

              Btw, did I ever tell you, that when Jesus, Lilith, and a couple of other members of the gang, meet with me at poolside in one of my gardens, are laughing their asses off when I tell them about all the stories the so called faithful are spreading around about Him, the Son, and the Spirit?

          2. Well taken points to which many religious zealots will respond the Lord works in mysterious ways. We must have faith in the Lord.

            I, like you, have problems with that line of thinking.

            So maybe the Lord is not about creating a world without “sin” on earth. Perhaps, the Lord is about loving yourself and finding strength—her presence or energy—within you.

        2. Hi Benoit, spiritual warfare? Seems I am engaged in a battle for my soul and for existence in this realm. For me it’s acceptance and submission. Both leave me not wanting much from this world. I am from this world but not of this world.

  3. Angela the Almighty God gave the angels in heaven and man on earth free will to choose to obey him out of love! For God is love! But as you probably know there was a rebellion in heaven that spread to earth. All the pain and misery is cause by his creatures wanting to do what they want which could be avoided by them following his instructions which are not burdensome. He is letting everyone see his laws are the only way for true peace and harmony. This chaos will soon end. Yes the Bible has been altered somewhat but not enough were you can still get the right message. There is a video on YouTube called “God of Wonders: Scientists prove Almighty Gods’ existence through Science “ and to me it relates to Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse “. I can go on and on but just one more thing read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and pray about questions you have. You will have to search for a lot of answers. Use the online Bible, Biblica. Com they have many versions plus audio that helps get you through some of the names. Shalom Angela!

    1. Thank you for sincere comments Rudy. As I read your comments and Benoit’s I believe God appears to each of us in a form that is acceptable. Meaning God is different to each us. To some, he is a spiritual being or a source of energy and light. To others God is a superman, woman or creature.

      It appears religion is used as a means to convince people to follow a certain path, a path made by man and not God.

      Lately, I have read and watched documentaries about the British empire. The atrocities and attack on humanity in the name of God are astounding.

      What our ancestors endured in slavery was part of that culture and it has continued today. God is used to justify man’s brutality and relieve his conscience. Ask yourself, why so many rich and powerful people/governments insist we read their Bible?

        1. Hi Rudy, I believe the spirit resides in all of us and that spirit connects us to each other and the universe. Some call the spirit God, I call it energy.

          1. Hi Angela, with all due respect this energy has to have creative ability which means a very intelligent mind. I don’t think you create something without a purpose. This universe is governed or existing by laws someone had to put in place.You know how our body works. Circulatory system, respiratory system etc..Someone put that together and gave it energy. People say what kind of Supreme being wants to be worshiped. One who created all things! The White man has manipulated the Scriptures just enough compounded by these sellout preachers that people are turning away from the truth. Why? Because most people don’t really read and study the Scriptures for themselves asking for help from the Holy Spirit. All I can say if there is no Almighty God ( El Sha Di) we are doomed.

            1. Well, let’s wait and see, Rudy. Chances are, though, I’ll say: “…….and here I go to my own afterlife*.” Well….um…..if I get a chance to say anything that is. For instance, I could die instantly in a car accident or something, no?

              *In case you didn’t know, I’m busy now trying to create my own.

            2. Rudy, we are energy in the form of human beings. That energy is transformed but never destroyed. Our souls are perhaps the purest form of that energy.

            3. Angela so are you saying this energy decided on its own to become a human being? Did the universe decide? If energy is never destroyed then why do we die as human beings.
              Did you expect this kind of response from this FFT subject?

            4. LOL, with an FFT one never knows. Great comments!

              Think about the body’s primary sources of energy: the pumping heart and the brain directing the body’s functions. Spiritually we have two sources of energy, one is the mind controlled by usually controlled by the body (including brain and heart). The other source is the soul also known as our spiritual side. Both connect us to the universe in different ways.

              Since the Law of Conservation of Energy states energy is neither created or destroyed. Our energy is transformed when we take the last breathe as it is when we take the first breath at birth.

              What determines the transformation? Probably the environment.

            5. Angela, I’m familiar with the laws of thermodynamics. It’s one of the pillars on which I’m trying to build my own afterlife. Still, energy is a human construct. So maybe it sounds cool to us humans, but the time I told the aliens (that’s what humans call all those that are not human, eh?) from Zrawork (upper left quadrant of Laniakea) that, they almost died from laughter. Having caught their breath again, they asked me where I was from. I told them I was living on a pale blue dot, (size close to nothing), inhabited by a species of which its majority claims to know how the Universe works, and live by the idea of something they call “cause” and “effect”, and because of that for ages are struggling with the question: What came first: The chicken or the egg? After having consumed my story (yes it took them a while), they were dumbfounded, and then rolling over the floor laughing their asses off again.

            6. You misinterpreted the aliens from Zrawork. The rolling over laughing gesture means a good job. I am a sort of an expert on Alien culture.

            7. Re “The rolling over laughing gesture means a good job.” Chutzpah, Angela. When conversing with these guys, I mentioned your name, and they said: “Huh? Angela Grant? Never heard about that entity.” Then I tried Crane, and the answer was: “Nah. Who’s that?”

              You’re just trying to wriggle yourself out of this, sugah.

          2. Re “….. that spirit connects us to each other ….” B…bu……but……Angela? I don’t want to connect to racists, rapist, fascists, mama boys, world healers, misogynists, hypocrites, fundamentalists, and a whole bunch of other pitiful lowlifes. So what to do?

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