Retired Bishop Explains Why the Church Invented Hell

Religions tend to invent ideas and concepts just like every other creative human enterprise, and they have unleashed some remarkably bad ideas onto humanity. by Vic Bishop, Waking Times Most of these are centered around the notion of telling people what to do and how to live their lives, with the aim of convincing people that conformity to church guidelines will bring some intangible reward in the afterlife. One example of many is the Christian belief that the one and only way not to eternally burn in Hell is to accept Jesus Christ as the savior, as if no other deity or religious experience is valid to the human experience. The concept of heaven and hell has been so ingrained into the human psyche that many people cannot see beyond this limiting paradigm to any other possibility. Retired Episcopal bishop John Shelby Spong, however, doesn’t seem to believe in […] Read More

Chief Seattle’s Prophecy for America: The End of Living and the Beginning of Survival

by Richard Cassaro, RichardCassaro.com Chief Seattle (1780 – 1866) was a prominent native American chief who pursued a path of peace with colonial white settlers in what is now the state of Washington. During treaty negotiations in 1852, he gave a famous speech in response to an offer by the U.S. Government to buy two million acres of Indian lands. Chief Seattle was in perfect touch not only with his inner divinity but also  with his outer animal nature, unlike many of us today.  Seattle asked: “How can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered? What will happen when the secret corners of the forest are heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills is blotted by talking wires?” His answer: “The end of living and the […] Read More

Scientists Discover People Who Are Awake Can Influence Dreams of Sleeping People Using Telepathy

by Arjun Walia Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming. This isn’t a new concept, scientific interest in telepathy dates back to the fathers of the psychoanalytic movement. Freud, for example, looked at the implications of telepathy on psychoanalytic thought. He also considered dream telepathy, or the telepathic influence of thought on dreaming, on multiple occasions. Carl Jung believed in the telepathic hypothesis without question, and even developed a theoretical system to explain “paranormal” events of this nature. (2) It seems that all great minds encourage the study of various types of non-physical phenomena. “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla According to Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. and professor of psychology at Saybrook University in California: A […] Read More

Is Consciousness the Bridge Between Science & Religion?

by Peter Russell, Collective Evolution Science and religion often seem poles apart–and in many ways they are. But I believe the two can, and will eventually be, united; and their meeting point will be human consciousness. That we are conscious beings is the most obvious fact of our existence. Indeed, all we ever know are the thoughts, images, and feelings arising in our consciousness. Yet as far as Western science is concerned, there is nothing more difficult to explain. Why should the complex processing of information in the brain lead to an inner personal experience? Why doesn’t it all go on in the dark, without any awareness? Why do we have any inner life at all? This paradox–the undeniable existence of human consciousness set against the absence of any satisfactory scientific account for it–suggests there may be something amiss with the current scientific worldview. Most scientists assume that consciousness […] Read More

Capitalism is Our New Religion

As the Christmas season rapidly encroaches again this year, I decided to wonder if the annual Christianity festival rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ has much relevance today, or whether it has now been completely hijacked by corporate elites to peddle their useless tat to the masses. Christmas has now become synonymous with giant inflatable illuminated Santas and their whole entourage of prancing reindeer adorning people’s houses, sucking the national grid dry for an entire month, and the irritating warbling from Noddy Holder blasting from every public place, unrelenting, every year, forever. It’s a perverted version of the sirens myth, but instead the prize is half-price toasters and glow-in-the-dark golf clubs. What would Jesus make of today’s consumer-driven society, where the acquisition and consumption of material goods is celebrated more so than the ideologies that Christmas was founded upon? I, for one, think he would be pretty disgusted and […] Read More