by Perfect Circle (originally by John Lennon)

I read this story about a professor going nuts because circumstances obliterated his lifelong gambit in derailing the existence of a higher power. I’ve never once debated that existence, I debate the affinity religious leaders claim to have a monopoly of. I refute simply that unless these leaders can start resurrection, healing like clerics from fantasy novels, or provide a legitimate miracle…as so many through words and inspiration lead even more to perceive that same potential divine might without ever realizing a miracle. It’s not enough to simply talk, it’s not enough to inspire. A true spiritual leader would lead by example in action, experience, and moral piety, not just inspiring such from his sheeple.

OT: I couldn’t think of a better song to debut the media player plugin i just got rolling…;)

So what happens when people get a clue, and realize the spiritual revolution isn’t about atheism…it’s about evolving…our own spiritual old and archaic traditions fail, we move forward, we find more efficient ones, more meaningful…and most importantly more powerful for us as individuals and en masse. I have a large circle of by and large the nicest people I’ve ever met and am proud to name them friends…a vast majority of which find themselves quite spiritual, but absolutely refuse to adhere to the archaic tenets used for centuries as alternative population control and management.

Anytime someone acts to promote an enforced religious segregation/dominance/indoctrination…they are acting at the behest of their own religious organization. Morals are a freedom. Values are freedoms we may choose to or not to exhibit. But every time you hear someone enforcing their little paradigm on you…think about how small that person’s world must be, to live in such fear that they can only bring people into their own world as opposed to experiencing that of others.

I don’t count myself an enemy of higher powers…but am to those who would force people to live within the unnecessary boundaries of shrill and biased interpretation in a beautiful and illuminating world.

Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one