Monday, October 24, 2011

Thought for the day

"There is wisdom in God-thinking. One of the truths that God-thinking purports is a very important truth about the path of life. The whole world is beating a path in the same direction. This direction ends abruptly at a precipice. Along the way there are stations that help those on this path to reach their goal. The goal is to get to the end of the path. These stations have names, like: self-actualization, humanism, spiritism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Scientology, Mormonism and hundreds of others.

Each station on this path is to help the climber to get to the top or the end of the path. They call the top names like: acquired knowledge, the Celestial City, the Pagoda, Nirvana and clear. This path leads most to an understanding of life as a circle. When they die on this path, in some cases, they are told they will start over again and come back to the path and stop at another station.

They have a name for this circle of life; it is called reincarnation. Reincarnation becomes the hope of many. It works like an anesthesia to assist those on this path, because those on this path do not believe in personal responsibility for the life they have.

The stations all offer a great many lessons. Each lesson is designed to keep you on this path. In some stations like Islam, they promise a special future for those who will agree to die in battle. (It is promised to each and everyone who will voluntarily die before they get to the end of the path, (seven virgins and great wealth). And of course they will be permitted to continue on this path when they come back, to finish the ascent to the precipice.

On this path everything is sold. You can get anything you want. It's a no holds barred, have it your own way, and do it your own way, path. This path is broad, because there are a lot of people on this path. It is so wide, you can't even see from one side to the other. It is packed with people all headed in the same direction. Each station on this path has a special set of rules that apply to all those who stop at each station on the way. But faithful one to the other, they all point the traveler in the same direction.

All the vendors on this path have agreed, that since all the stations lead the same direction there should be agreement among them as to the name for the path.

One by one, they all join a one direction organization. They decided that this one direction organization should have a name. It took thousands of years to come to agreement, but at the end of six thousand years they unanimously voted that the official name of the organization for the broad path would be: "ALL PATHS LEAD TO GOD."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010

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