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Date:         Thu, 15 Jun 89 16:18:17 EDT
From:         Homer 
To:           adore-l@ualtavm


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MY VIEW



'Wit is Intelligence.  Wit is Laughter.'
'Wit's End is the End of Intelligent Laughter.'

(From ADORE, A Divine Operation Religion of Excellence.'
(Copyright (C) 1983 by Homer Wilson Smith)


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.ce My View.

     I didn't just sit down and write all this stuff.  It comes from
interactions I have had with people.  If someone steps on your toe you
say 'Ow!'.  It arises from the collision.  Well that is how all this
got written.  I ran into a few people and this is what came out.

     Every writer writes from a certain philosophical viewpoint.  We
all subscribe to some religion or other even if it is just the one
called 'Dust in the Wind'.  For my part I am neither a Secular
Humanist nor a Stark Fundamentalist.  I am an Adorian.  Adore
originated millions of lifetimes ago and millions of planets ago at
another earlier age of this Universe.  Possibly before any of us came
here.
 
     As an Adorian, I am tolerant of all religions, wise and stupid
alike, although I weary of the intolerance shown to me by some of
them.  I am not, however, tolerant of all their science.  I find the
science of both the Materialists and the Religious Fundamentalists to
be lacking in Scope, Span, Depth and Field.  Serious science should
not be left to pinheads of either materialistic or religious
persuasions.  This results in 'camps', violently opposed to each other
and forever at war.  This is a far cry from the differences of opinion
that finally get resolved in the mature scientific community.
 
     For example on the one hand you have the materialistic Dust in
the Winders who claim that all of life is made of dead matter and that
there is no God and that all living conscious intelligence is born of
the complexities of this dead matter.  Their view (a reasonable one)
is that electrons respond by FORCE and MASS, not by PAIN and WILL;
that is electrons do not move because they HURT.  Yet somehow out of
these dead parts (FORCE and MASS) PAIN and PLEASURE, LOVE and SHAME
are born.
 
     On the other hand you have the Flat Earthers who claim that God
made the world 6000 years ago, that in a fit of fury drowned most of
it 4000 years ago, that evolution has nothing to do with biological
form, especially HUMAN biological form and that Earth is the only
planet in the entire universe that ever has had life or ever will.
Further in 3000 years we who are good will all be in Heaven and there
will be no further need for the physical universe at all.  And the
purpose of stars is to give you something to look at at night.
 
     This leaves the Adorians.  Adorians have the view that, frankly,
these other two groups well deserve each other but that one day both
will wake up to the truth which is both longer than 6000 years and
more alive than ball bearings.
 
     The Adorian view is that not only is there a God, but there is
more than one God each sole commander of his own universe like ours.
Further these Gods are in co-communication with each other and as such
live in their own co-universes each of which have their OWN Gods, with
Gods above THEM too.  It does not go on forever.  At the top are
either lone Gods or a lone co group of Gods in the final universe of
other lone Gods or lone groups of Gods.  A lone God is a God not in
communication with any other God above or next to him.  Such other
Gods of course exist as there is potential for an infinite number of
lone Gods any of whom can choose to co-communicate if it should move
both of them to do so.
 
     In any case there are an infinite number of spirits (Gods) some of
whom are playing at being Creator and some of whom are playing at
being Creature.  Others are playing the game of the Big Snooze.  All
awake periodically to play the game of Creator/Creature.  It's a Free
Willed Choice.  Fair chosen in all its aspects.  And all return to
sleep after a finite amount of time.  And all awake to play again on
another day.

     However THIS universe and others like it ARE at the bottom of the
barrel filled with men like me and thee who are also Gods but have no
universes of our own.  The purpose of this universe is to change that.
If the Cosmos is one large school, then everyone in this universe is
in the first grade.  All hypocrisy, arrogance, conceit and vanity to
the contrary.  Eventually we get to be TA's.  Then Professors, then
Masters and finally God's of our own universe full of first graders.
I guess you could call that a Divine PhD.
 
     Not only is there a God of this universe (who can be considered
its Author) there are millions and millions of lesser gods under Him
in an organizational Hierarchy so thorough and well designed that even
IBM would be proud.  It is the purpose and task of all Human beings on
this and zillions of other teeming planets, to raise their
consciousness from Rock to Spirit in order to one day partake
themselves in this heirarchy of eternal fun and productivity.  This
takes place through a time spanning multiple lifetimes on multiple
planets.
 
     This can be a very painful process because people who spent their
whole lives believing they were made of rock and were Mortal don't
like changing their minds.  Makes 'em feel kind of sheepish.  And not
a little disgruntled.  Also it is not immediately apparent to them.
'Mortality' is very much like hiding your head in the eternal sand
with your ass sticking out in the open where everyone can kick it.
 
     You have to WANT to be Immortal to see that you are.  But who
wants to be Immortal after living a whole life believing you are going
to die?  Or made of meat.  My Aunt Nelly sure doesn't.  'Oh NO!  Not
ME.  I'M not going to be a little baby again!.  Oh NO!  I'm going to
DIE, thank God, and that's THAT!.' She has had time enough for love,
right?
 
     Immortality will never be apparent to those who wish to die.  The
apparency of Mortality, the Pall of Mortal Doom, came about in fact
due to a long standing and psychotic unhappiness with Immortality.
Death is a chosen delusion born of fear.  Rather face the grave than
your future.
 
     This doesn't change the facts though.  You can SLEEP for as long
as you like, but you can not DIE forever.  Nor can you get stuck in
this round robin of life after life forever.  Nor can you get stuck on
Earth forever.  You can stay here for a very long time though.
 
     The truth is there for anyone to see if only you start off with
the right assumptions.  You CHOSE.  For most though, it's easier
living the lie.  In the short run.  However the naked truth is, there
is only one thing more insane than a man who thinks he is going to
live forever when really he is going to die.  And that is a man who
thinks he is going to die, when really he is going to live forever.
 
     Adorians hold that although a God or a spirit (same thing) can
create a universe, they can not create other spirits.  Other spirits
are all co-eternal with the underlying Source.  All spirits of what
ever rank in this or any other universe all originate by their own
Will from an independant state of immutable, permanent and eternal
self-existance above and before any creation by anyone, and choose to
partake in universes created by others for FUN.  FUN stands for
Finding and UNearthing unearthly hypocrisy.
 
     Thus being a Creator or a Creature is a fair chosen choice made
under no duress and with full awareness of all consequences.  As a God
it is quite a compliment to have a spirit choose to be in your
universe and be your creature.  It's sort of like someone buying your
record.
 
     Gods like to name their universes to give them individuality and
a personal touch.  Thus each universe has a name.  The name of this
one is 'Killer Pit'.  (Don't worry.  Be Happy.)
 
     As for evolution, God created the physical universe in the Big
Bang and he and his Company have been tinkering around with the DNA
ever since.  They do not do this often, but they do do it when ever it
is necessary or meets their fancy.  Gods are artists after all.  This
would explain the gaps in biological evolution that drive the
evolution boys batty.

     So that's my view.  It may not be true, but at least I like it.

     It is true though, and it is DEMONSTRABLY true.  But
demonstrating it is non trivial.  Especially to people who CHOSE to
believe in death.  First you have to demonstrate to them that they
chose THAT, but part of what they chose is to NOT have it demonstrated
to them ever again.  They will get over it.  There is enough chagrin
to go around for everyone.  No one need miss out or feel deprived.

     'Consciousness is real, possibly more real than the physical
universe everyone studies with such fervor and the study of
consciousness should be accorded more importance according to the
stature of its reality.'

.ce DELETIONS and DILUTIONS.

     It is almost impossible to write about science and mechanics
without eventually having to write something about consciousness and
psychology.  And it is a short step from there to ethics and religion
and philosophy.  It all pertains.  It's all in the math.  And if it
isn't, that too should be said.  The existance of taboo's in our
scientific writings does not speak well for the intelligence or
honesty of Earthlings.

     However, recognizing that many of our readers will be under age
and recognizing that some of our written material may be too hot to
handle we have deleted it from the publicly available manuscripts.
Parents have a concern that if kids read the wrong thing they will go
out and chew buggle-gum or something.  It is a small step from there
to the hard stuff.  And heaven forbid their kids should lose their
fear of ETERNAL HELL.  DRUNKS do this to their kids.  Even for them
there is mercy.
 
     Unfortunately because these various passages are an integral part
of an otherwise innocuous manuscript, there will be apparent
discontinuities in the reading where these passages belong.  However
each deleted passage will be referenced by a Footnote telling the
reader that he may obtain the passages in question by sending a long
self addressed stamped envelope to us with a signed statement that he
is a mature and stable individual with no heavy materialistic or
religious bones to grind.  We don't care how OLD you are, we care how
MATURE you are.
 
     If you worship the Gods of DEATH FOREVER or HELL FOREVER, you
don't cut it.  If you worship the Gods of life and total
responsibility you are up for a promotion.  You do live in a world you
can ADORE.  It seems bad because it is all wrong.  Clean up the lies
and you clean up the life.  It is as simple as that.  It is also the
hardest job you will EVER do.
 
     DEATH and HELL FOREVER are both lies.  ADORATION is the only
truth.  Yes even adoration of lies.  But truth always wins out in the
end.  For everybody.  It is the ADORATION that makes it so.

     So let's get on with the truth.

 Homer               adore-l@ualtavm      6/15/89 No subject