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THE WISDOM OF KILAHL GIBRAN
SATAN AND THE PASTOR
Kilahl Gibran was a Sufi writer from Lebanon.
He wrote a story that I want to share with you.
It points out just how we have created stories that have no basis in truth and subjected people to our rules which are based on nonsense.
JESUS REQUIRED OBEDIENCE
We have reviewed the fact that Jesus was very clear that in order for him to be your Lord you have to obey his teachings which would include practicing the single eye and watching and seeking within yourself.
RELIGION SAYS THAT IS NOT NECESSARY
Yet the religious teachings are that you have to be a member of a particular church or you have to simply confess Jesus is Lord without any concern to obedience of his teachings.
Kilahl Gibran in this story points to just how religion has taken minds captive by making up
their own rules and stories.
THE STORY OF THE PASTOR AND SATAN
The story about a religious leader in a town that everyone in the town looked up to for spiritual guidance. We will call the leader Pastor. Basically it can be almost any denomination.
The pastor was an authority on sin, heaven, hell and all the rest and he taught the people all of these things and preached salvation.
The pastor waged a consistent war against Satan.
THE STORY AS WRITTEN BY KILAHL GIBRAN
One evening the pastor was out walking and he heard an anguished cry.
He looked and saw a battered man lying in the gutter.
His clothes were ripped and he was covered in blood.
The man was crying, save me, have mercy on me, please help me, I am dying.
The pastor did not want to get involved.
He thought that the man was probably drunk, or on drugs, or maybe he was a criminal
and was in a fight with other criminals.
His first reaction was to keep going and not get involved.
He kept walking, nervously looking over his shoulder the wounded man yelled,
Please donít leave me. I am dying.
The pastor then thought that possibly the man was insane or something.
He didnít know what to do.
He kept walking but then the man called out, please come close to me.
You and I have been friends for a long time.
Donít you recognize me ?.
You pastor are the Good Shepherd, I am not a criminal, I am not insane.
Please you know me, come over to me and I will tell you who I am.
The pastor leaned down and said, what do you mean, who I am.
I donít know you.
Who are you. ?
And the man struggled to talk through a bloody mouth.
Oh you know me. Youíve seen me a thousand times and you talk about me every day.
I'm dearer to you then your own life.
The pastor said, your also a liar.
You better start telling the truth.
I donít know you. I've never seen your lying face before.
The wounded man moved slowly, looked squarely into the pastors eyes and s
uddenly a small smile appeared on his bloody lips.
In a deep smooth voice he then said.
I am Satan.
The pastor recoiled and screamed at the distorted face in the gutter,
God has shown me your hellish image and justly caused me to hate you.
Cursed be you forevermore, the mangled lamb must be destroyed by the
shepherd lest he will infect the other lambs.
Be not in haste pastor.
Come and close my wounds quickly before life departs from my body.
The pastor responded.
These hands which offer a daily sacrifice to God. Shall not touch a body made from the secretions of hell.
You must die accursed by the ages, for you are the enemy of all humanity and it is your purpose to destroy all virtue.
Satan painfully raised himself on one elbow.
You donít know what your saying, You donít know what crime you are committing against yourself.
Today I was walking alone, bothering no one when a band of angels descended to attack me, and severely injured me.
I would have been able to drive them off if it had not been for one who had a blazing sword with two sharp edges.
I simply had no power against the brilliant sword.
Satan gasped and paused for a moment in obvious pain.
The armed angel , I believe his name was Michael was an expert gladiator.
Had I not fallen to the ground and pretended to be dead he would have torn me to pieces.
The pastor looked upward and said, blessed be Michaels name who has saved humanity from this vicious enemy.
Satan painfully looked up at the pastor and said.
You are blessing Michael who never has come to your rescue.
You are cursing me in my hour of defeat, even though I was and still am the source of your tranquility and happiness.
You deny me your blessing and extend not your kindness but you live and prosper
in the shadow of my being.
You have adopted for my existence an excuse and weapon for your career, and
you employ my name in justification for your deeds.
Has not my past caused you to be in need of my present and my future.
What is it pastor that you wish my death.
Have you reached your goal in amassing wealth.?
Have you found it impossible to extract more gold and silver from your
followers using my kingdom as a threat ?
Pastor, do you realize that you will starve to death if I die.?
What would you do tomorrow if you allowed me to die today ?
What vocation would you pursue if my name disappeared.
For decades you have been roaming these villages and warning people against falling into my hands .
They have paid for your advice with their dollars and the products of their land.
What would they buy from you tomorrow if they discovered that their wicked enemy no longer exists.
Your occupation would die with me, for the people would be safe from sin.
Asa clergyman surely you realize that my existence alone has created my enemy, the church.
You and I together are the conflict which removes gold and silver from the faithful pockets, and
deposits it into the pouch of the preacher and the missionary.
How can you permit me to die here when you know it will surely cause you to lose
your prestige, your church, your home and your livelihood.
I am the father and mother of sin, and if sin were to vanish, the fighters of sin would
vanish with it, along with their families and structures.
And Satan stretched his arms and bent his head forward and gasped deeply.
His face turned to grey.
Then he fixed his glittering eyes upon the pastors face and said in a faltering voice.
I am tired and weak.
I did wrong by using my waning strength to speak on things you already know.
Now you may do as you please.
You may carry me to your home and treat my wounds or leave me in this place to die.
The pastor quivered and rubbed his hands and replied.
I know now what I had not known an hour ago.
Forgive my ignorance.
I know that your existence in this world creates temptation and temptation is a measurement by which God adjudges the value of human souls.
The pastor continued.
Satan, you must live, for if you die and the people know it.
Their fear of hell will vanish, and they will cease worshipping, for nothing would be sin.
You must live, for in your life is the salvation of humanity, from vice and sin.
Satan laughed and replied.
What an intelligent person you are pastor.
And what wonderful knowledge you posses in theological facts.
You have found through the power of your knowledge a purpose for my existence
which I had never understood and now we realize our need for each other.
Come close to me my brother, darkness is submerging the plains, and half of my
blood has escaped upon the sand of this valley, and nothing remains of me but
the remnants of a broken body, which death shall soon buy unless you render aid.
The pastor then lifted Satan upon his back and walked toward his home
In the midst of those valleys, engulfed with silence and embellished with the veil of darkness,
the pastor walked toward the village with his back bent
under his heavy burden.
His black raiment and long beard were spattered with blood
streaming from above him but he struggled forward,
his lips moving in fervent prayer for the life of the dying Satan.
RELIGION IS TOTALLY
DEPENDANT ON SATAN
So there is the deep truth.
WE HAVE CREATED A PROFITABLE EVIL
OUT OF NATURE
The very normal aspect of positive and negative we have turned into a mythological Satan.
A power that does not exis,t we have made into existence, and the church and the pastors,
must pray that Satan continues.
For if Satan was to disappear, they too would disappear, at least until they came up with
another creation to cause guilt and fear and bring them money.
Today the great palaces of religion totally depend on Satan for their existence and their wealth.
This as I said earlier is from the treasure of Khalil Gibran.
INVISIBLE NATURE WE
HAVE MADE INTO SATAN
And what is all of this that we have created as Satan.
A COLLISION OF NATURAL POWER
It is the collision of natural powers of magnetism .
Powers of hot and cold, of light and darkness which when they collide cause turbulence.
That natural phenomena we have turned into devils, and demons, created by
superstitious minds of the dark ages.
And just what can be accomplished when speaking the name of Satan.
THE HIJACKERS OF 911
This is part of the letter written by Mohammed Atta who flew the first plane that crashed
into the world trade center.
In the text he is speaking of us.
All of their equipment and gates and technology will not prevent nor harm except by gods will.
The believers do not fear such things.
The only ones that fear it are the allies of Satan who are the brothers of the devil.
They have become their allies.
God save us, for fear is a great form of worship and the only one worth of it is God.
So fear them not and fear me if you are believers.
God will weaken the schemes of the non believers.
So many believe that the non existent Satan actually played a part in the destruction
of the World Trade Center and the killing of so many.
So many religions carry the name of Satan as the perceived enemy, and as Gibran
has shown us, without that name, their very existence would vanish.
They are so dependent on what they have created to frighten.
And even they, have been swallowed by the fable to such an extent, that they would
use the name Satan as a purpose for such destruction as occurred on September 11th.
The Headline IsTHE POWER OF LIGHT
From National Geographic
Light reveals the world to us. Body and soul crave it.
Light sets our biological clocks.
It triggers in our brains the sensations of color.
Light feeds us, supplying the energy for plants to grow. It inspires us with special effects like rainbows and sunsets. Light gives us life changing tools from incandescent bulbs to lasers and fiber optics.
Scientists donít fully understand what light is or what it can do.
They just know that it will illuminate our future.
And the Bible agrees:
John 1:9. That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
There is the essence of life.
That which we refer to as God, Satan, Demons, Angels, and in reality our very selves.
Light which lights every human that comes into the world.
That light which is neutral is turned into God, and Satan, and Demons, and Angels, by our superstitions and our ignorance.
IT IS NOT RELIGION THAT IS THE ENEMY
IT IS IGNORANCE
And when you try to explain this to people they become enraged that you are coming
against their religion instead of understanding that you are simply
coming against their ignorance,
It is simply understanding photon as the life giving force and how it operates
in the human brain and mind.
Turning from ignorance of these things to understanding, brings us away from
the very superstitions that were at the basis of 911 attack that did
so much destruction and killing.
People who felt we were in league with Satan, people who we feel
are in league with Satan.
How does the Bible describe this.
OPEN THEIR EYES Acts 26:18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Turning from darkness to light.
From ignorance and superstition to understanding and enlightenment is turning
from Satan unto God.
For Satan is simply a symbol of ignorance and stupidity.
WE JUSTIFY OUR EVILS
I mean we can look at Afghanistan and see the things that the Taliban do as evil , Satanic.
WE CONSIDER THE TALIBAN AND AL QUEDA EVIL
BUT WHEN WE DROPPED NAPALM ON VIET NAM
WE CONSIDERED IT PATRIOTIC
We looked at Viet Nam and considered it a patriotic act to drop napalm and set those people on fire.
Satan has nothing to do with either situation.
People and their greed and their need to control others is the cause.
But itís a lot easier to blame things on Satan.
And as we saw earlier when we readKhalil Gibran it is very profitable to scare people
with the fairy tale called Satan.
PEOPLE PAY A LOT OF MONEY TO BE PROTECTED FROM
SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST
They pay a lot of money to be protected from this nonsense.
People are photons and the effects of light inside and outside of human bodies is what causes changes in attitude, temperament, and mood.
Again from National Geographic
The more you look at the topic the more you realize that our lives are built around light, that our daily existence is continuously shaped and made vivid by that ambiguous stuff that dates from the beginning of time.
From our technology to our spirituality we are creatures of light.
Light permeates our reality at every scale of existence. Its an amazing tool, a carrier of beauty , a giver of life.
Here is how we get interconnected with celestial activity via light.
But the mid 1800ís scientists realized that light and electricity were both waves of electromagnetic energy.
So you see when the Bible says God is light and you are light it is not talking about light as you see from a bulb.
It is talking about electro magnetic energy, which is wave and particle, and flows throughout the universe and through each one of us.
That is where meditation, and receiving this energy from above comes in.
THE MONKEY AND THE KITTEN
In India two symbols are used to characterize two principal types of religious attitudes.
1. The Way of The Kitten: When a kitten meows, its mother comes and takes it by the
scruff of the neck to safety.
2. The Way of the Monkey: Monkey babies ride on their mothers back
hanging on by themselves.
So the way of the kitten is the one who prays " Oh Lord save me, save me from this cruel world".
The way of the monkey is the one who without such prayer goes to work and latches on to God
Jesus put it this way:
Mark 4:11, To you (Monkeys) is given to know the mystery of the kingdom,
but to them that are without ( Kittens) all these things are done in parables.
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