THE LAW OF ATTRACTION: RIGHT AND WRONG

Here's some highly controversial commentary I left on the blog, Your Caring Angels:

Tom Usher Said,

I'm glad you look to God and Jesus.

As for the Law of Attraction, the only problem I have with it is how it is being abused. There are several camps regarding this theology. There is yours, and apparently we hold the same view. Then there are those who treat it as magic that cannot be attributed to anyone called God. Then there are those who are offended for God in either case.

The prosperity preachers often teach a version of the Law of Attraction; however, they are teaching about what Jesus termed getting one's reward in the here and now. Are you following me here – my point? I would imagine you are.

As for Yoga, that's much the same as with the Law of Attraction. Jesus prayed. He meditated. I don't say he did it ritualistically as commonly used. In fact, I know he didn't. There is nothing wrong with exercise and stretching and such for the sake of the flesh. Yoga of course is a hugely diverse practice. Just because one finds some of it acceptable or agreeable doesn't mean that one has accepted all things Yoga. There are traditions held out as Yoga with which I totally disagree. I won't go into those here though.

Demons versus angels is as deep a question as any. At this point, I'm now wondering if you believe in radical evil. By that I mean to ask whether or not you believe in metaphysical evil.

By the way, I too believe in angels. I believe in the one spirit of which I hold angels are each part – the Heavenly host.

I am one who holds with much that is considered pagan in that I don't hold with many things that are considered orthodox. I don't hold with the Fundamentalist view toward religions other than Judaism for instance. The Fundamentalist see no continuity of Jesus with anything none Judaism. This point of mine could easily be misconstrued. I hold that Jesus fulfilled everything including the deepest aspirations of everyone if each soul will just be honest enough within about it.

As shocking as it might be for some, in my vision, God is Zeus (Deus); however, people misguidedly attributed things to Zeus (their Most High), just as people still attribute things to God that Jesus does not.

I believe that depending upon the context, the god of this world is the proverbial Satan while the real God of this world is the kind and degree of love Jesus showed going to the cross (100% harmless and 100% beneficent – zero hypocrisy). Obviously, the bulk of the ancient Greeks as we have them record[ed] in history didn't view Zeus as that. One doesn't know from this time and place whether or not there were never Greeks who believed in the God of Jesus even before Jesus was born of Mary['s] womb in the flesh – divinity incarnate.

Lastly, people do have the ability to choose to do what they feel. My knowledge is that it isn't a right, as in necessarily righteous. I assume here that you were addressing the question of "free love." What I'm saying here is that if anyone is harmed in anyway that can be discerned, we ought not to do it if possible. In fact, I know that if we as the human race started truly giving and sharing without holding out for profits in mammon, all would unfold before us. All would be amply provided with no damnation awaiting any soul.

Love and Blessings to you too,

Tom Usher

Then I went back to add:

Tom Usher Said,

Here's an example of The Law of Attraction gone wrong.

What do I want & how does that make me feel?

It's materialism in the face of so much want. All those things without any statement in that post concerning the negatives associated with all those items (I'm thinking damage to the environment). Where's the Golden Rule?

Well, I won't go on. I just ran into that site and thought about my comment above.

Blessings again to you (and to all).

Tom

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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