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Snow White and the Seven Lords

January 31, 2015

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Storytelling:

After being tossed out of the Orthodox Church, I was sent to the Religious forums. Some I engaged in; some I was not to engage in. Some were so insulated and full of self-ID that there was no place for one like me to enter for dialogue. These were the Religionists of the Religious—the ones that saw nothing but their own morals of  personal attribute. This is not to say that all were bigoted, or that all were selfish, or ignorant to the wounding of the world, but are of two circles: the Devout and the Shout. Both are enshrined in their own worthiness according to Religious Doctrine, but the Shouts are the ones in “condemn” mode, and fiercely advocating their “gods” of origin within the ENCYCLICAL called “church”, or “church fathers” (which includes their popes/patriarchs … no matter how dull). They are right and everyone else is wrong.

Some things are obvious, if time is taken to study, discern, even engage in experiential release, but these cannot engage here because DOCTRINE holds their key. And if Doctrine won’t allow for asking, seeking and knocking … well, then, we understand these are of white-washed tombs.

 

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

 

If you think we are being harsh in writing this, allow us to share two stories.

I was sent to an Orthodox Forum. I read an Orthodox person’s comments on MISSION OUTREACH. He had said that the Presbyterian Church near where he lived was going out of business (our words). They were losing members and that he would not have to do anything in his mission outreach, because it may be that he would receive the church building (congregation included) and the keys all in one sweep. The way he shared this showed an attitude of arrogance— because his church is the one true church (you know the signage), and it was obvious why these other churches fail. Shall we remind him that all fall short of the Glory of God?

Hmm … take care what you dish for.

So … I signed in and challenged his comment, asking, “pray tell … how will you do this?” One thing led to another (after several looking as if they had never seen my color before, and, of course, those shouting at me that unless Chrismated according to Orthodox fashion one cannot be orthodox) and finally, I left a message saying that I was leaving the forum to travel (had been on it very briefly) and the follow up comment from the man I engaged initially was that he was glad I was gone as I am a white-washed tomb 🙂  Anyone of the understanding of the wisdom texts of THE PHILOKALIA would have chastised that man, as well as a few of the Shouters, by telling them to go back to the beginning. Start over! You missed the Christ message … go back.

 

12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

 

The second story we have shared here in SPIR some time ago. I wrote that I had been dialoguing on several Amazon Discussion Threads and on one, I said that I was going on holiday. I left the thread, and later, I saw that a staunch Roman Catholic had gone on and disparaged my reputation. I was mild on those threads—not harsh (this was a few years ago, before SPIR and Spirrealism)—especially mild compared to the others posting (Atheists, Feminists, Reformists, Secularists ..), and wow, what I read was completely untrue. Her name is Barbara Lawlor (as some desire to be credited for their work—look her up) … and she said, not once, but two times, that I was of something evil, and that I was starting my own religion, and that I was manipulating others. I had been on and off the threads less than a year and the clan posting had been on the threads for years and years doing the same old thing, and several were clearly of the “lovebombing” sect associated with you know what … but anyhow … I was astounded at what she wrote, but why post this after I leave? I think she used some descriptive wording like claws or some such … It was unreal! Was she playacting for a response? Two people did chastise her, later, but neither were of the Roman Catholic variety.

But we need to ask … Where were those HONEST, GOD-FEARING CHRISTIANS … you know the ones that are of the one true church? I jokingly scolded a Catholic I know by asking why he did not defend me. Where were you when your members were trying to destroy me? Funny how they miss this.

Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.

6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

7 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.

9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? 

 

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Not long ago I placed a comment on a Religious News article having to do with celibate priests, bishops … concerning the fact that they are not married and raising a family, and that it could be this that keeps them unable to more fully understand what it’s like with their laity, and why it has been a problem for the men to understand some of the concerns, especially the seriousness of the clergy sexual abuse. A Roman Catholic responded with,”You are doing Satan’s work.” Excuse me—what? No one is allowed to question you or your rules? No one is permitted to challenge you or your organization claiming itself Christ’s Church? Seriously, this is why the DOCTRINES and PRACTICES of Institutions need to be examined. They think themselves above everyone? Even the law … if you consider the clergy sexual abuse? And the Religionists are entitled to slander those not like them? Disparaging reputations? Telling lies? History is full of the atrocities of what Religion has done in ITS name, but what had I done? Call them out on their hypocrisy? Challenge their hierarchy? Ask a few questions? As a woman, I have every right to comment on the big boy male dominion in Religions that discriminate against one like me, and we are not pleased with their POLICY in the world, and we are not talking about those hot button issues … we are talking about their THEOLOGY THEY CALL GOD’S WORD.

It is easy to hide behind a large Patriarchal Institution …

… but things are about to change.

Do you recall a young shepherd boy with a small stone?

 

And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

 

The time has come for the large Organizations to be held accountable for their actions, and inaction. Let us remind readers that the abusive clergy are still out and about. And when these men go into impoverished environments, they get away with more because there is often no one around to defend the poor, the fearful, the vulnerable and the innocent. The children and the young women, even the elderly and those enslaved by Systems do not have a large Organization … sometimes, even a Family … to protect them—to DEFEND THEM.

 

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The Religious are being tested on their Beliefs—what they claim as Truth. How are they doing?

It was said that the Roman Catholic Church, which includes its Offspring, are responsible for WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Okay, what did we all grow up with? What happened after Jesus came to the Vineyards of our lives? Who is responsible for all the war—all the killing? All the spin-doctoring to get this … or that … for agendas and policies? Who advocated the killing of others for ___? The Atheists? The Secularists? The Religionists? The Humanists? The Politicians? The Satanists? The Realists?

 

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

 

 

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Peace and Love

 

 

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