January 15, 2018, Prescott-
Last night, I was lovingly, but forcefully, admonished to turn away from what I know in my heart to be the greatest Source of Light the world has yet seen. I will not, ever, do that, even under pain of death.
This morning, someone I thought I could trust, has attacked me on Facebook Messenger, for refusing to pass judgement on the President of the United States. While I take umbrage at his remarks, concerning nations of colour, I will not, ever, judge another human being’s inherent worth, even under pain of death.
We, as a nation, and as a human race, mark the birthday of a powerful, if flawed, personage, who did as much, if not more, to advance the cause of human dignity than any other American in the Twentieth Century. Quite frankly, if there is such a thing as a body rolling in its grave, I am sure Dr. King is turning somersaults, at the back and forth verbiage that has plagued our nation, for nearly two years. Remember his words: “Hate cannot overcome hate. Only love can overcome hate.”
There is a monster loose in the world. We know him as Satan. He has no power, save what we give him, as Jesus the Christ and Baha’u’llah have both said. Satan is not an actual physical being, but the personification of our own egos. These days, though, ego is rampant, as rampant as ever.
I have been told my deepest beliefs are only my opinion. I have been told that if I don’t attack other human beings, that I am just as guilty as they are. I, have been told, by different people, to conform to their beliefs and expectations, or else. Sorry, my beliefs will only change when the Holy Spirit guides me to change them. Even if I have no friends left in the human race, that will be the bottom line. I’ve always been a loner, so that is no big deal.
The only way to fight a monster is to not give it an inch. I will respond to any comments made below, in Part II.