Sunday, November 29, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #101, God's will for me is perfect happiness.

 


Lesson #101
God’s will for me is perfect happiness

The worst thing that religion has done to human beings is socializing them to believe that they are innately bad, i.e. sinners, and deserve to be punished for their sins.

Little do people conditioned to this belief, like the people in Plato’s cave watching the figures dancing on the wall, know that this belief in their innate defectiveness and sinful nature is a scam perpetrated by priests, pastors, rabbis, imans, and other religious leaders to advance their importance as an intermediary to appease the wrath of a vengeful and punishing God. 

This belief in the sinful nature of humans is the Big Lie which the ego teaches to scam human beings into worshiping the ego’s idols which are mood altering and provide some momentary but ultimately unsatisfactory relief from the fear of punishment.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in the first three steps that we recognize this lie and then admit that our lives are unmanageable which have been based upon it and to finally turn our will over to our Higher Power whose will for us is to be perfectly happy.

In Unitarian Universalism we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person the opposite of what conventional, historical religions have taught. UUs celebrate the Universal and Unconditional Love of God.

Today, we are asked to take five minutes of every hour to remind ourselves that God’s will for us is perfect happiness. God loves God’s creations unconditionally and would never have them punished for what they imagine are “sins” which is merely an illusion borne out of  regret for our mistakes.

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What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong


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