RevDorris's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris A Sea of Sand A Sea of Sand is about to wash over many areas of this world carried by a great wind. Some cities will sink to the bottom of this sea never to rise again. Not global warming but man's inhumanity to man is the cause.

The past is repeating for we have not learned. Great deserts will be formed in places where man is acting like a beast. It has happened before and will happen again. Some rivers will run dry and others will change course.

These events can be stopped for mankind may choose a different path but this is not likely to happen. It is not the end of the world but the end of parts of our civilization. The earth is weeping for her children.

Just a dream or the ramblings of an old mind. We must unite as a family to survive. The message is clear and has been freely shared. Will humanity heed this warning?

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:08:40 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/28/a_sea_of_sand http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/28/a_sea_of_sand A Sea of Sand is about to wash over many areas of this world carried by a great wind. Some cities will sink to the bottom of this sea never to rise again. Not global warming but man's inhumanity to man is the cause.

The past is repeating for we have not learned. Great deserts will be formed in places where man is acting like a beast. It has happened before and will happen again. Some rivers will run dry and others will change course.

These events can be stopped for mankind may choose a different path but this is not likely to happen. It is not the end of the world but the end of parts of our civilization. The earth is weeping for her children.

Just a dream or the ramblings of an old mind. We must unite as a family to survive. The message is clear and has been freely shared. Will humanity heed this warning?

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Remembering

Before Judaism, Christianity, and Islam there was a religion in the world that did not accept or recognize that there was One all powerful God. They saw the world as a battle ground between two equally powerful deities. One represented the light and the other darkness. Above these two, there was a Supreme God that took no interest and would not intervene in this world for it was not his creation but was created by lessor beings. This world was a prison for souls and there was no value in human life. The only way to escape this world was to destroy it.

As long as fear, hatred, and ignorance was maintained, this world would remain in chaos and darkness. There is no place for truth, love, or compassion for they are considered as weaknesses by those who serve the dark side. Those who serve the dark side will use the religious teaching and beliefs of others to foster their own agenda. These religious designations are meaningless for they are all created by man. Their value to those who serve the dark side is that they can be used to divide mankind into warring camps.

All the religions of the world maintained a hint of this religion and viewed it a phase of human development that was to be left behind. The followers of those religions forgot and thought it meaningless to remember this dark force and how to fight or overcome it for it was a relic of the ancient past. As the world religions have lost sight of the true light, the darkness has reemerged and is gaining strength.

It can be stopped but humanity must again unite in serving the light of truth, love, and compassion.



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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:43:02 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/25/remembering_ http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/25/remembering_

Before Judaism, Christianity, and Islam there was a religion in the world that did not accept or recognize that there was One all powerful God. They saw the world as a battle ground between two equally powerful deities. One represented the light and the other darkness. Above these two, there was a Supreme God that took no interest and would not intervene in this world for it was not his creation but was created by lessor beings. This world was a prison for souls and there was no value in human life. The only way to escape this world was to destroy it.

As long as fear, hatred, and ignorance was maintained, this world would remain in chaos and darkness. There is no place for truth, love, or compassion for they are considered as weaknesses by those who serve the dark side. Those who serve the dark side will use the religious teaching and beliefs of others to foster their own agenda. These religious designations are meaningless for they are all created by man. Their value to those who serve the dark side is that they can be used to divide mankind into warring camps.

All the religions of the world maintained a hint of this religion and viewed it a phase of human development that was to be left behind. The followers of those religions forgot and thought it meaningless to remember this dark force and how to fight or overcome it for it was a relic of the ancient past. As the world religions have lost sight of the true light, the darkness has reemerged and is gaining strength.

It can be stopped but humanity must again unite in serving the light of truth, love, and compassion.



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The Wisdom of Confucius Confucius said: I was thinking of the Golden Age and regretting that I was not able to have been born in it and able to be associated with the wise rulers and ministers of the three dynasties. How I would love to have lived in such an age.

When the great Tao prevailed, the world was a common state, not belonging to any particular family. Rulers were elected according to their wisdom and ability. Mutual confidence and peace prevailed. But now the great Tao no longer prevails, the world is divided.

Now the Sages must show the people the principles of a rationalized social order, and through it everything becomes right in the family, the state, and the world.

(Paraphrased from The Third Discourse, The Two Orders of Human Society, The Wisdom of Confucius, Edited and translated with notes by Lin Yutang, 1938, The Modern Library, New York.)

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:35:47 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/13/_the_wisdom_of_confucius http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/08/13/_the_wisdom_of_confucius Confucius said: I was thinking of the Golden Age and regretting that I was not able to have been born in it and able to be associated with the wise rulers and ministers of the three dynasties. How I would love to have lived in such an age.

When the great Tao prevailed, the world was a common state, not belonging to any particular family. Rulers were elected according to their wisdom and ability. Mutual confidence and peace prevailed. But now the great Tao no longer prevails, the world is divided.

Now the Sages must show the people the principles of a rationalized social order, and through it everything becomes right in the family, the state, and the world.

(Paraphrased from The Third Discourse, The Two Orders of Human Society, The Wisdom of Confucius, Edited and translated with notes by Lin Yutang, 1938, The Modern Library, New York.)

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Something to Contemplate Just a thought. The first temple in Jerusalem was not Jewish or Muslim. When the city was called Salem there was another High Priest who worshiped the One God. Everyone recognized this, including Abraham, and they knew this One, called by many names, was the same in each of their religions.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:53:06 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/07/31/something_to_contemplate http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/07/31/something_to_contemplate Just a thought. The first temple in Jerusalem was not Jewish or Muslim. When the city was called Salem there was another High Priest who worshiped the One God. Everyone recognized this, including Abraham, and they knew this One, called by many names, was the same in each of their religions.

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War is Hell In a war zone there are no civilians. War is a nasty business. Any place used to store munitions or launch missiles into Israel is a legitimate target. If Hamas quits targeting Israel -- the cease fire will hold. When Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist and stops its efforts to exterminate Israel and wishes to live in peace with all who live in the region -- the fighting will end. When all religions and sects in the middle east recognize there is more than one way to worship and serve God (Allah), then peace and harmony can return to the whole region. Until then, brothers will fight brothers, hate and anger will grow, and the destruction of war will continue to fill the land.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:35:29 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/07/28/war_is_hell http://community.beliefnet.com/revdorris/blog/2014/07/28/war_is_hell In a war zone there are no civilians. War is a nasty business. Any place used to store munitions or launch missiles into Israel is a legitimate target. If Hamas quits targeting Israel -- the cease fire will hold. When Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist and stops its efforts to exterminate Israel and wishes to live in peace with all who live in the region -- the fighting will end. When all religions and sects in the middle east recognize there is more than one way to worship and serve God (Allah), then peace and harmony can return to the whole region. Until then, brothers will fight brothers, hate and anger will grow, and the destruction of war will continue to fill the land.

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