“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s not looking good, is it? Some of our neighbors across the globe or right next door are demonstrating such violent opposition to sharing a country with someone who may want to pray for something different. In one area, women can run for president, in another they may be jailed for driving a car or killed for gaining an education. My newsfeed is littered with tabloid junk of celebrity gossip and religion-fueled explosions at the same time. All is appearing both silently repetitive yet the world is in flames on my computer screen. Call me crazy but I don’t think anyone wants to hold hands with their fellow woman just yet.
But as species do not choose to become extinct, Dubai never hopes to sink into the ocean and I do not want my body to age, something is happening here beyond anyone’s hopes.
Man naturally tends to believe that which he deems best for him, that which is in his immediate or remote interest; self-interest largely obscures logic. – The Urantia Book
This means like it or not, we have somewhere to go. This feels like a tipping point to me. I think there’s a possibility of failing at this, and coming out the other side in rough shape. My question is, how can we best adjust to this threshold of “growing up” as a planet? How can we face the future together without ruining ourselves and trying to run away from home to a new planet we know nothing about?
“Humanity is developing into a one-world community and is also emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. Together, this represents the greater context for individual and collective development.” – Greater Community Spirituality, Ch 27
And what of the religion of the world? Religion has been helpful for people to get a grasp on how things work, to navigate the world, to cope with life and death, to work with the spiritual realm, and this vast universe of intelligent life, all of whom we can never meet. If we are to evolve and look out into space, then won’t these religions have to turn and look the same way? Thus, the evolution of religion.
Increasingly more people are turning to atheism due to the great disappointment and trauma that religions as twisted by humans have produced. I understand this, because I was disappointed to. It created a readiness inside me to hear the voice of God speak anew, even though I had not listened the first, second or third time previous.
New life needs to be breathed into the religions of the world! It would be, in a way, religions coming home to what they were originally intended to be at the core, before humans overlaid them with ridiculousness. Take away the idea that your culture, or even your planet, is the centerpiece of all creation, God’s favorite, and you have a spirituality that is united. To think that big, you must appreciate that we are not alone in the universe.
Marshall Vian Summers has spoken on this himself, as he has received the Greater Community Teachings. Here, he remarks:
Let us remember that the New Message from God is here to prepare you for living in a “new world” of environmental and economic change and for facing the Greater Community. It is here to teach you how to live with Grace and power for this purpose. Know the purpose and the need for the power and Grace becomes obvious. – Marshall Vian Summers
And below, The New Message on Religion. The voice of God is heard here.
So far, there are thousands of people in the world practicing the Way of Knowledge to develop the capacity to face the one world community that is on it’s way, like it or not. How can you manage this as gracefully as possible? If you’re like the average person, adolescence to adulthood wasn’t the prettiest, but with the right support and guidance from what is true, you make it.
Only the man and woman of Knowledge will have this great adaptive capability. In essence, they will be bringing spirituality into the world constantly, without the great burden of past traditions, interpretations or ecclesiastical studies or practices. They will not be carrying the past with them, like a great weight upon their shoulders. They will be able to step into the future, and what they bring into the future will be immediate and necessary. This will give the greatest possibility for success. – The Voice of God