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Hark, Hypocrisy on High

July 9, 2014

I think people often miss the teaching in the teacher, especially when the teacher is not your “typical” teacher. One fine example is Vincent van Gogh. I did a piece on him a few essays back where I shared how his seemingly abnormal life depicted another seemingly abnormal life: Jesus.

Allow me to share again this comparison.


From the essay Numbers Sanctify …

A while ago someone shared with me that a student of a seminary had announced that the school would not be teaching van Gogh. I found this of interest, knowing it would come into Spirrealism in time. I do not know the reasons that this seminary will not “teach” van Gogh, but I am going to speculate for the purpose of a teaching.

Let’s say that the seminary is not ‘teaching’ van Gogh because:

a. History says he committed suicide.

b. He left religion—did not follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a preacher like his dad.

c. Was a friend to Paul Gauguin who is known to have been a drug addict and to have slept with underage females.

d. Did an odd thing to himself and cut his ear and sent a message to the prostitute.

e. He did not sell but one painting in his life of human flesh—– (THE RED VINEYARD, bought by a woman)—–and so, he appears a failure in the world.

f. Did not preach Scripture according to the priests and pastors of that day.

g. Did not paint religious themes of that day, but did paint the poor in his work.

h. Was somewhat eccentric in that he did not conform to the norms of that day.

i. Lost touch with reality according to worldly finance, vocation and system.

*History states he committed suicide. If we had a team that could investigate what really happened, we would likely discover murder not suicide.


Doesn’t this sound a bit like Jesus? What I find of supreme interest is the disconcerting idea that Jesus committed suicide, although few would call it this. Christians tell the story that God sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins. Think about it: The Son, to be called Jesus, is sent to earth knowing that what He will do will cause His death. In other words, he walks Himself right into death (and do look at the origin of the name Jesus)

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1.21

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. Luke 1.31

Imagine someone coming to you and saying, “I am going to upset a lot of people by what I am to teach, and this is going to cause my death. I know I am going to die, but hypocrisy abounds, and people are doing bad things, some even calling it of God! But this is my Station—my choice—my Spiritual Purpose to do this.”

Yes, even Jesus made the choice, and even Jesus was challenged, however, what is disheartening is the way Christians have hung Him up on the cross through their titles and labels, and left Him there. In much of their religious sanctity,  He is still hanging on this invincible post stuck in the ground. But what is the purpose of both the death and the life within this arbitrary space? If you took away the gruesome death in the story, could you still have the life? And please, look at the extremism of an act of suicidal debt. Are not the Islam extremists also doing the same through their own religious endeavors in blowing themselves up to make what they believe to be a critical statement on the hypocrisy and bad within societies? Of course, the obvious difference in their acts and what is of Christ is the fact that Jesus did not intend for others to kill, or be killed in His Name.

Jesus says:

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 16.24

No where in this passage do I hear “hanging on a cross.” For me, this is like heaven at my door. Even if I never saw an image of an angel human hanging from wood stuck in the earth, I would-could HEAR its message! Think about this. I was raised in an Orthodox Presbyterian home, and never once did I think the bloodied Jesus hanging from the cross was a necessary ingredient for salvation. As a matter of fact, it did not make Spiritual Sense to me that a Loving Father would send His Son to allow Himself to die such a grisly death. I was a tomboy, never afraid to hold the reptiles my older brothers found in their travels, but I never cared to meditate on the bloodied figure of one on wood. As a child then, and as a child now, it is an unseemly image.

Christians take for granted that this was a necessary act, but do they see the derivative of the message in this? 

Did Jesus commit suicide? Not in my Faith He did not. This leaves us with the question: was Jesus actually hung up on a cross to die? Not in my Faith He was not. I have said several times in SPIR that the Prophet’s Work is always before him. What the Prophet prophesies is what will be. What became of Jesus is what you see. The story was meant to inspire that man might move from milk to something of more substance. Whether or not the events actually happened can be Understood through “me” in, “no one comes to the Father except through me.” When one enters the Spirit in the Community of Faith and Works, he begins the process of becoming known. This ignites a spreading of Spiritual Conscience, where bigotry, malpractice, discrimination, hatred, voyeurism, segregation, negligence and infantile belief has no space within the consenting parallels of fellowship and practice. As the heart ascends, it bends to meet the archive of neural sensitivities to render them palpable and pure. This is the Arc of the Covenant.

The Roman Catholic Church, Liturgical Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches touched on this in their liturgical outposts and sensual adoration of the Blessed VIRGIN Mary, having received glimpses of this relationship, but froze themselves in, insulating themselves too dogmatically, which cut off this breath of Light. They were onto something rich and fantastical in Spirit Essence, but their PARTIALITY would not allow this door to open.




Did the writers of what we understand and know as the Bible not account for the contemporary mind? Did they see the hypocrisy of the day, and think the time was near? And let me remind the reader that if one is called as these chosen few, one sees what no average man is capable of seeing, and this alone is beyond the chalice of the religious. No one knew or knows the day, or the hour. The one chosen sees the fine-tuned workings of a clever and manipulative enemy, an enemy that knows just how to shine in the worldly fleshhood.

There is an unseen war, but the one chosen sees it like he sees his own hand.




The question then would be: Did Jesus prophesy his coming death through the media (medium)? Was this what he was demonstrating to his disciples? Again and again and again … murder after murder after murder? No, it was not suicide even though one could reveal it as such. One has only to look around and see who has murdered the Prophet on Truth—again, and again … and again.

“My” version of the story has Jesus transformed, and not physically hung up on a cross to die. It is highly Symbolic—a Language of Spiritual Breath. Why do I hear it this way? Because God is not a malicious God. Thou shalt not kill. Lord and God is not partial, nor is He hypocritical. God gives choice. Man chooses what he follows.


What George Clooney says in the following article/excerpt is tremendous. Negligence and DANGEROUS are many with the pen and how they use this without regard to what might ensue. Then again, we must ask what is behind this writing. Who/what is pushing agenda? I speak most ardently to those religious/politicals who have engaged themselves in the insane war of self-interest. Shame on you! You incite rioting and bloodshed, and by your bitter, contentious and hypocritical fruits you will be known!

And I would be remiss if I did not also mention the offense of PR stunts that religious use to attract attention to something unimaginably hypocritical, and also DANGEROUS, and that is propagating and cultivating belief in something that is NOT true in the Realm of the Spirit. To place religious in the footsteps of Jesus for selfish gain is an offense to the Community on High. Those who are of an innocence used to pedestal religious practice and belief, or to gold star their prophets in religious greed while claiming Christ as messiah is an humiliating and disingenuous act, and it would be “wise” for those who know better to stand up and allow themselves to be heard, because it is looking very, very bad. It is going to come back to bite, and the blood they so love on their images of religious sanctity will be on their hands.

For let me remind you …

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Matthew 26. 24

Clooney said in a statement to USA Today that “none of the story is true. Amal’s mother is not Druse. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage.”

Clooney added that “to exploit religious differences where none exist is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous.”

“We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal,” he said.




To continue …

The above article is another that stood out for me. First, what I see in the series of a boy wizard, along with his friends, the school, and the times, all  enveloped in a world of magicdom and muggledom (non magic folk) plays at the realms of good and evil by entertaining, advising, telling, teaching and moving mindset. Like LOTR, it strikes a corrective balance in the lives of mankind, humankind and those almost alien, both good and evil. The humankind, alienkind and even to a small degree, the evilkind, do change, or make choices that are often contrary to what might be expected, assumed, or regarded as set principle. Like “King” David, there are missteps, but change is inherent, and those allying in support of this movement, also correct within the mishaps, and continue to defy norm. This continuous move alters balance. Balance changes, and changes, and is never fully balanced, for it requires itself to be constant in correction, or corrective measure, even if it means the chosen must demonstrate a teaching in errancy to Light the Purpose.

In other words, what you think you know might be what is not known.


I was pleased to see J. K. Rowling moving into a maturing Harry. She took time off to explore and grow in other areas, and has now been brought back to continue something that was started. How this will present itself, and how the newer reader, as well as the older reader will respond remains to be seen. I hope Rowling is aware in the demographics of the day in terms of where Harry might be—where he might walk given his position and placement in the realm of good and evil. This is, in no way saying there is a cast that must be used to flesh out this new man persona, but it does bring into question the walk of Ms Rowling. What of self is taken up, or given up, in order to share amidst contentious and ferocious realms within reason and ethics, even if the choice is to not use flying brooms and ghostly Death Eaters actively in the story?


chagall david



L Thiel: I think the question one might ask is this: What is in the definition of “better.” If we look at the artist/author, we don’t always agree on his behavior. If we look at the art—the same. Also, Lord says:

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!




Peace and Love

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