Monday, February 27, 2012


Click on the link below to witness a rare moment! The tornado represents communication with heaven. The rainbow is the promise of a brighter future.

It is interesting to note that a tornado starts as a cylinder of cold air that rolls along a plain until a warm updraft kicks it upright into the familiar funnel. The tornado is formed under a super cell of clouds. It is a just a vortex of air until the funnel sucks some cloud down to the ground.

Natural disaster is dialog with God as the Creator. Nature has some forces that are larger than life. Walk with humility when you take the time for this talk.

Infusion fm. Ps.25

I lift up my soul to you, O LORD.
I put my trust in you, my God.

Do not let me be humiliated.
Don’t let my enemies beat me.

Let those who look to you escape shame.
Let the extremists be disappointed by their schemes.

Show me your way, O LORD.
Teach me your paths.
Lead my in your truth.
Teach me to be constructive in production.
You gave me the ark of my salvation.
I have trusted in you in adversity.

Remember your compassion and love.
They extend from before the beginning
to after the end.
They are infused throughout time.

Do not remember the sins of my youth.
Forgive my transgressions.
Remember me according to your love;
for the sake of your goodness.

You are gracious and upright.
You teach sinners that there is redemption
with repentance.

You guide the humble into goodness.
You teach your way to those who seek
your guidance.

The paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness.
Keep the covenant and share your testimonies.


Human being is not God, but we have the capacity to allow the uncreated energies of divine being to work through us by infusion with faith. Human being can be infused with divine energy.

Democracy was initiated by Pericles and Protagoras in Athens in direct relation to the Persian threat to the Greek homeland. After Alexander the Great led the coalition of Greek states in the expedition against Persia (336 BCE), Athens defaulted to traditional government under various empires.

See the First Peloponnesian War

Democracy was to resurface as a political theory with the help of John Locke during the constitutional monarchy (1688 CE).

The aristocracy had been regarded as possessing the divine right to rule during an absolute monarchy.  The king had been appointed and ordained by God to rule. The belief in the divine right of kings was promoted to reduce the competition for the position of leadership for the kingdom. This did not stop competition. There were certainly cases where it only heightened the struggle to obtain the power associated with the absolute monarchy.

The Royal Acts of Supremacy (1534, 1559) were enacted to give the king authority over the Church of England. The separation of Church and State leadership as affirmed by the different offices of the pope and the king was denied by the acts. The primary justification for the acts was that the pope had grown too powerful as a political figure.

John Locke presented his advocacy for the social contract of a government based on human understanding in the seventeenth century, over a hundred years after the second act of supremacy. If the pope had grown to be too powerful before the act, the king or queen of England had grown to be too powerful after it. This growth did not go unchallenged.
Parliament had been started with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. This was the start of democratic monarchy. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 established a constitutional monarchy. It was the revolution that had allowed John Locke to return to England.

This was the political background that led Locke to question traditional revelation. This questioning would eventually lead to greater regard for biblical criticism. A rudimentary form of questioning was established when Locke criticized traditional revelation.

He argued that there is greater certainty with propositions knowable by reason than by traditional revelation. Certainty regarding the measure of triangles was compared to certainty regarding the story of the flood in the bible:

“The like holds in matter of fact, knowable by our senses; v.g. the history of the deluge is conveyed to us by writings, which had their original from revelation: and yet nobody, I think, will say he has as certain and clear a knowledge of the flood as Noah that saw it; of that he himself would have had, had he then been alive and seen it.” (“Concerning Human Understanding,” Ch.XVIII, S.4, John Locke, 1688)

Biblical criticism now regards the story of the flood in the bible as a modification of the Sumerian legend. The point regarding the importance of sensory perception however, still stands. Human understanding uses sensory perception for reasoning based on facts and the rules for reasoning.

The criticism of traditional revelation did not eliminate the question regarding the role of natural disaster in nature. Drought is another form of disaster that played a prominent role in the story of the conflict between Elijah and the prophets of Baal under King Ahab.

If monarchy was dependent upon the fertility of the earth for the crop cycle to produce food for the military, then a drought provided a strike against the god of fertility. It provided motivation to pray to the Creator for guidance.

While Elijah, King Ahab and the prophets of Baal are regarded as historical figures, the slaughter of the prophets of Baal is thought to be metaphorical. The destruction of the leadership of another religion offends the law to not kill. No religion however should be presented as the only legal religion for the state. Religion is the citizen’s choice.

The UK is a parent country to democracy in the US. It has become apparent that the parent needs to document that freedom of religion is a human right in the constitutional monarchy. The acts of supremacy need to be counteracted. The law needs to recognize that the archbishop of Canterbury is the leader of the Church of England.

Water plays an important role in hydration as a basic need. We need water as much as crops need rain. The fundamental need for love is compared to the need for rain in the Selena Gomez song called, “A Year Without Rain.”

Selena Gomez – A Year Without Rain
She sings that “A day without you is like a year without rain.”

Democracy needs your participation to work.
Occupy democracy by watching current events.

Freedom of religion needs you to be free.
A day without you is like a year without rain.
Steve K.

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