I am perpetually interested. Always wanting to know; find out the how's and why's of things. Among them history, theology, archaeology, myth, cosmology, conspiracy - and how they all influence who we are and our perception of who we're supposed to become.
But of these, my special love is history and theology. And I cringe at the myriad strange and sordid concepts men have contorted from it. Concepts, many of which distort reality and far many more that openly offend our spirit and perpetrate crimes against our soul.
I find it frustrating that anyone should arrive at their death having never realized the purpose behind their living; why they were created, by whom, what their associations, one with the other, mean -- not only in this physical life, but to their whole potential life -- their total value; that measure by which their eternal place in the universe of universes is determined.
We have only two options: Eternal Life or Eternal Death. Eternal Life is personality and identity existence forever. Eternal Death is annihilation of both personality and identity.
The purpose for RealityRoars.com is to bring up and explore concepts, ideologies and other subject matter relevant to our place in the physical universe and our potential destiny in the spiritual universe. Along the way I hope to dispel the angst of enslaving concepts in favor of more lofty and realistic ideals.
The intent behind these essays and observations, citations, critiques and contributions, rebuttals and refutations is to make the case for a knowable, approachable Divine Source, i.e. God, and one of his/our Paradise Creator Sons, Christ Michael (Jesus), and the rest of the Spirit family and friends.
Nothing, comes from mindless, thoughtless, lifeless nothing! I'll assume we're clear on that until such time as I'm irrevocably proven wrong.
A Personal Position On Life
As stated above my passion starts with a love of history and theology. As anyone who has studied either knows, you can't dig into one without turning up the other and then you find yourself up to your neck in science, archaeology, myth, theory, social issues, economics ... and politics!
Yes ... you can actually start a historical or theological search and gallop through science, archaeology, myth, theory, social issues and economics to arrive shell-shocked at politics!
If fear of the unknown is the mother of religion, then politics is its daddy.
Politics, wherever we find it, can be properly defined as Plot-a-tics, because that is the essence of what it is; everybody, that would be the Poly-tics-ians, plotting!
We find ourselves as We The People, and as a nation, faced with historical battles being fought amongst the ideologies of two opposing sets of ideals regarding how the whole planet should be governed and controlled. I'm worried that I see a not-so-distant past piece of history playing itself out on a global scale.
The goal is Globalism, totalitarian control of every resource on the planet and that includes you and me. The steps are two: confiscate all the money, use it to buy all the power.
Through RealityRoars.com I hope to bring these important events to focus. I think it is imperative that all individuals keep themselves informed about what's happening now, right now, on the globe we occupy, that affects our lives, liberties and freewill.
The planet is littered with 'leaders' from countries, commerce and ideologies all vying for the Keys to the Kingdom; the subjugation of the many into the hands of the few; a nobility for the few, serfdom for the many.
I want to bring to your attention the issues that affect the bottom line of who wins the battle for Global Control. Will it be the totalitarian hegemony of the few, or the constitutional, freedom-loving and anti-serfdom many?
I'm sure you've heard, freedom is not free. It's a constant struggle against those who seek to relieve you of it.
Right now, at this very moment, Western Civilization - especially the United States - is being maneuvered between the anvil of Progressivism and the hammer of Elitism.
In a 2001 interview on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ.FM, Barack Obama made an un-American crisicism that is offensive and dangerous to freedom when he complained about the primary premise upon which the Constitution was written; guaranteed protections for We The People from an oppressive government:
"... generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you ..."
Well, yeah ... negative liberties for the government - that was the sole intention!! Protection from the King George's, colonialism, monarchies and subjugation to dictators.
Roots - It's in the Genes
I love my country and believe the Constitution for the United States and the Declaration of Independence are the greatest hope and aspiration of mankind. I come by that belief both honestly and inherently.
I'm the 7th great-niece of George Ross, PA, signer of the Declaration of Independence. His sister, Mary Ross, was my 7th great-grandmother being married to my 7th great-grandfather, Colonel Mark Bird of Birdsboro, PA. I'm also the 7th great-niece of James Wilson, PA, signer of the Declaration, one of the Framers and Founding Fathers, signer of the Constitution and one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was married to Mark's youngest sister, Rachel Bird, my 7th great-aunt. And if that's not enough, I'm also the 7th great-niece of George Read, DE, signer of both the Declaration and the Constitution, through his marriage to another of George Ross's sisters, my 7th great-aunt Gertrude Ross Read.
Among the leaders of the revolutionary movements, which would result in independence, were her ironmasters, including my 7th great-grandfather, Colonel Mark Bird, the owner and ironmaster of Hopewell Furnace, now a National Historic Site. He served as both Militia Colonel and as a Deputy Quartermaster General supplying George Washington's forces, both before and during their stay at Valley Forge. Hopewell alone produced 115 cannon for the Continental Navy, some of which were used aboard the frigate Randolph and gunboat Delaware. Even more importantly, Hopewell provided shot and shell to the Continental Army and Navy throughout the war, including 10-inch mortar shells used to help win the final major battle at Yorktown, Virginia.
Mark, like so many others of those responsible for our nations independence, was unable to collect the money due him from the bankrupt Continental Congress which led to his eventual ruin. I would say he pledged his Life, Fortune and Sacred Honor.
Really, with a lineup like that, could anyone blame me for wishing I could have been sitting under the oaks at the Sunday afternoon gatherings listening to the discussions they were having about the Founding of the greatest nation on the planet?!
See Hopewell Furnace in the American Revolution for a more in-depth look at the contribution of my family to our nation.Gail L Bird Allen
Review: From Publishers Weekly
Startling, sparkling color photos and very accessible explanations of the laws and history of physics make this book a treat. Its pictures, clean diagrams, spiffy typography and bite-size takes on mass and energy--from quarks to Coriolis effects to quasars--mark its origins in a celebration: the volume coincides with the reopening of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. Tyson (who runs the planetarium), Liu (a physicist at the museum) and Irion (a contributing editor at Science) make the science they explain sound both awesome and painless. The authors begin and end at the cosmological level, with the Big Bang and the expanding universe; in between, they cover black holes, meteor strikes, spectral lines, particle accelerators, "gravity waves" (which astronomers might find soon), extraterrestrial life (we're still looking) and the elusive particle called the Higgs boson (ditto). The expanding universe (in which galaxies constantly move apart from one another) gets illustrated with ladybugs on the surface of a balloon. Zippy orange computer-enhanced photos show how a solar system can coalesce from "a disk of leftover material swirling around a new star." A "hyperkinetic unicyclist" helps explain Einstein's special relativity. And sandy beachside toes, shown next to a potholder and an iron pan, illustrate how nonconducting materials prevent, while conducting materials facilitate, the transmission of heat. This is a book seemingly designed more to be browsed than to be read straight through, and it might not mind just being admired (especially if it sends readers to the planetarium). A glossary and timeline can help readers learn, look up and remember the info so many physicists worked hard to discover. 30,000 first printing. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Hardcover: 224 pages
Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawking’s Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary speed. It was this understanding of the movement of galaxies that allowed scientists to develop a theory of how the universe was created—the Big Bang theory. Working with this theory, Stephen Hawking and other physicists felt challenged to come up with a scientific picture that would tackle the fundamental question: what is the nature of the universe? Stephen Hawking’s Universe charts this work and provides simple explanations for phenomena that arouse our curiosity. This work is a voyage of discovery with an astonishing set of conclusions that will enable us to understand how matter can be produced from nothing at all and will provide us with an explanation for the basis of our existence and that of everything around us. Softcover: 304 pages
Never in your long ascendancy will you lose the power to recognize your associates of former existences. Always, as you ascend inward in the scale of life, will you retain the ability to recognize and fraternize with the fellow beings of your previous and lower levels of experience. Each new translation or resurrection will add one more group of spirit beings to your vision range without in the least depriving you of the ability to recognize your friends and fellows of former estates.
Princess Bride 1987 Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya)
Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
And here is mystery: The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality -- actuality -- of that man. The more man withdraws from God, the more nearly he approaches nonreality -- cessation of existence. When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father's will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man more than he is.
"And do you not remember that I said to you once before that, if you had your spiritual eyes anointed, you would then see the heavens opened and behold the angels of God ascending and descending? It is by the ministry of the angels that one world may be kept in touch with other worlds, for have I not repeatedly told you that I have other sheep not of this fold?"
But we know that there dwells within the human mind a fragment of God, and that there sojourns with the human soul the Spirit of Truth; and we further know that these spirit forces conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universe meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spirits of the Divine Presence are able to assist man in the spiritual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal religious experience—God-consciousness.
When you are through down here, when your course has been run in temporary form on earth, when your trial trip in the flesh is finished, when the dust that composes the mortal tabernacle "returns to the earth whence it came"; then, it is revealed, the indwelling "Spirit shall return to God who gave it." There sojourns within each moral being of this planet a fragment of God, a part and parcel of divinity. It is not yet yours by right of possession, but it is designedly intended to be one with you if you survive the mortal existence.
And the greatest of all the unfathomable mysteries of God is the phenomenon of the divine indwelling of mortal minds. The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries.
To every spirit being and to every mortal creature in every sphere and on every world of the universe of universes, the Universal Father reveals all of his gracious and divine self that can be discerned or comprehended by such spirit beings and by such mortal creatures. God is no respecter of persons, either spiritual or material. The divine presence which any child of the universe enjoys at any given moment is limited only by the capacity of such a creature to receive and to discern the spirit actualities of the supermaterial world.
Paradise is the eternal center of the universe of universes and the abiding place of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and their divine co-ordinates and associates. This central Isle is the most gigantic organized body of cosmic reality in all the master universe. Paradise is a material sphere as well as a spiritual abode. All of the intelligent creation of the Universal Father is domiciled on material abodes; hence must the absolute controlling center also be material, literal. And again it should be reiterated that spirit things and spiritual beings are real.
Culture presupposes quality of mind; culture cannot be enhanced unless mind is elevated. Superior intellect will seek a noble culture and find some way to attain such a goal. Inferior minds will spurn the highest culture even when presented to them ready-made.
True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings.
How dare the self-willed creature encroach upon the rights of his fellows in the name of personal liberty when the Supreme Rulers of the universe stand back in merciful respect for these prerogatives of will and potentials of personality! No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects.
There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness.