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As If You Never Even Existed at All…..


“In a land that is not theirs.”

Did you ever compare/contrast  The Akedah as to the going-ons in a land that is not theirs at Passover, as remembered one year later?  Each according to their needs. When you either are or are not able to divide up in a land not yours the birthright.

In a land that is not theirs, with the knife… on the mountaintop … into thin air.  Resign yourself, sacrificing the hard borders, connected to Spirit, in harnessing the wind, with all the changing direction.  

A character who sticks. To you. Here. To the Land. This time.

And so begins the basic human conflict, with Cain and Abel. Over how to worship perfectly. But when there are TWO? Or over pride in worship, in a LAND? If you ever did. Even after one brother killed the other, over matters of worship. So in his “Regrets, I’ve had a few” moment, did Adam ever second-guess himself. Over not separating his sons, on matter of worship, like Abraham seemed to believe in. Or at least his half-sister, Sarai, did?

So, in how to pass on the proper ways to worship, was this the same thing that had gotten Eve and Adam banished into the real world? In the question of whom really knew God the best, as more and more, people gave up trying to know the God of Abraham best? Because I’m just a kid, caught in the middle.

So this rabbi, iman and the priest on this boat, caught between two worlds, in a storm…

Ghosted. Caught between, The Test. In a Land that is not theirs.. . caring but not caring about the one you left behind. Like Moses once formed in the house of the Pharaoh. In Egypt. The domestic handmaids who you loved. Like Hagar. But setting the captive free, yet only after some preparation. Holy? Prepared for their new worlds, living his last 40 years, living between two worlds, Moses with his brethren. Not letting Moses in, at the end because …The Land was not yet holy … or he was so caught between two worlds?

Rocking from east to west and back west to east… And so the conflict, between East and West, in matters of law and governing, there has always been over the concept of Authority. Dominion. The female mind likes to use reason, whereas the male mind just wants to use a force.

#MeToo! On matters of sex and sexual abuse, these days, when you are young, and do not take the power of fertility seriously, wrote Arthur Schopenhauer: “All truth passes through the three stages.  First, it is ridiculed.  Second, it is violently opposed.  Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

So, did you know the joys, the sorrow, before the glory … of your own fertility?  With all of this Nothing to say with words you have been taught …. concerning your very own creations?

The SILENCE.  After you have given up home?  How can you love, Sarah, what is not yours?  After you try to give up your son?  In your existential crisis, facing an end….

As if you never existed at all.  This Invisible around here.  The disappearance.  The Missing.  With all of this Nothing in the story. . . as another creator faces death?  Or seems to be facing death…

“I am the resounding gong, if I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love. I am the clashing cymbal, if I have a gift of prophecy but do not have love. I am nothing, if I give away everything I own and hand my body over so that I may boast but have no love. Or my son’s. If I comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge, if I have all faith so as to move mountains, I am nothing and gain nothing. . . without love.”

As monopolies increase in size, and you try to be connected to them… in image and likeness, as you want your kids to be bigger, stronger faster, too. And more spiritual!

As “they” seize your child, in “selective service.”

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.  And no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Once upon a time…. Isn’t the scientist’s purpose, that everyone be ONE. “A nation of farmers and small-town entrepreneurs,” historian Richard Hofstadter wrote, “were anti-authoritarian, egalitarian and competitive.”

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So, defend your and our independence through sacrifice!  Or lose your independence.  I am this resounding gong, if I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not sacrifice.

The Confessions

In a Land that is not THEIRS!   How could there ever be pride even in the concept of origin, as if my explanation is better than yours.  As if anyone even knew.

The Lost

The second Creation:  Contrary to the belief of millions who have read the King James bible, the line does not mean  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  What the Hebrew literally says is, In the beginning OF, God created the heavens and the earth…  

How did Noah’s wife compare to Lot’s wife?  Or how did he compare to her ancestor, Cain?  When Noah’s wife had a head start, like Cain never had.  So was it about life in a relative or a universal world?

Were the commandments the basis of strict liability, under the Law?  Like an animal dog bite case, where the owner of the animal was strictly liable whatever the circumstance.

What about history?  In trying to comprehend the depth of the bounty of Jesus the Lord, with all the history that he was born into — all the Hebrew history — “I am rich. You’ve given me your name.”   

To start all over each morning, with numbness?  As if nothing had ever happened the day before?  Was the affect of the Commandments a basis of universal strict liability?  When you are born into these commandments under some law and had a history to rely on, unlike underneath the theology of Augustine?

So to make history a heroic character.  Getting across time, with power and dominion…And BONDS which came from stories.

Isn’t it the cheap way out to explain the human condition to all the world with the “Original Sin” dogma. To explain the easy way.

The bishop of Alexandria trying to explain “baptism” in his autobiography.   He did not believe in relationships?  In his problem with women?  In “The Confessions.”  As if his story wa a universal one, as the Christian world began ignoring the stories, contrary to the belief in story, of the Hebrew Bible.  So the thinking of  this bishop of Alexandria trumped all else?  Did Augustine feel disconnected to the Jews?  Was Augustine operating in ignorance or was he just another insensitive guy?

Amidst factional violence in 366 AD, near the times that Augustine lived, in collaboration with the Roman Empire, Christianity was being offered in the kingdom, often with force. In many of these places that theologians call pagan, a religion existed. And so came in the Romans like an occupying force, with the existential threat to the already established religion there. If you ever examined the Spirit in the land like Tunisia. So this was the Roman Empire through 476 AD, with the thinking about same kind of force of spirit by those who used real weapons. As Pope Damascus succeeded to the papacy on the death of Pope Liberius on September 24, 366, a lingering dispute had been over the doctrine of Arianism. This was the original crusade, now called heresy. If not for Arianism, the universal church would never have developed. Wasn’t it hooliganism now seen with European football fans, as North African Catholics competed against the Italians.

The personal transformations in the movement in the story, reduplicating Truth, in the dénouement of the story.  In the shame of Augustine, about what he had once done?  Like Eve, like Cain?  What about the innocent in the story of his crimes?  Like the women?

Like a monetary policy that steals your savings so slowly, Rebecca, over the lost power at home? The innocent in the story was in Esau?  So we were all left with the thinking of Augustine about original sin?  I was not as unencumbered as Peter, James and John, but by the new power of the Church of Rome.  By Augustine’s concept of beginnings.

To be isolated to pray.  How did Noah’s wife handle being all alone?  When she was the only survivor from her family, how would she and her three sons ever connect to their new homeland?   Would they?   In all the world.  

With The New York Times own xenophobia about the past.

DUBLIN — In Ireland, ancestry means everything. In May this fact confronted 22-year-old Una-Minh Kavanagh on the streets of Dublin. Una-Minh is a woman who was adopted from her native Vietnam when she was just six weeks old. by an Irish woman. As a result, Una-Minh is thoroughly Irish, David Conrad believes, down to her thick County Kerry accent and her mastery of the Irish language which only ten percent of the country speaks fluently.

Last year, media attention spurred the country’s transportation minister, Leo Varadkar, to eventually call for the immediate removal of the green lights placed on top of cabs by Dublin taxi drivers, as well as the bumpers stickers “surreptitiously” informing prospective customers of their Irish origins – as opposed to the increasing number of foreign-born Irish drivers. The transportation minister declared the drivers’ actions to be “inherently racist” and “xenophobic.” In a June report, the Dublin think tank Economic and Social Research Institute found that in a 2010 poll of 2,000 people that 22 percent of Irish nationals thought that immigrants from “poor non-E.U. countries” should not be allowed into Ireland, up from 6 percent in a 2002 poll. Isn’t it funny what challenging economics times could do to opinion? This sample allegedly reveals immigration views in Ireland to be among the most negative in the EU,though no actual comparison was offered by David Conrad to support his opinion. In August, the nonprofit Immigrant Council of Ireland was reportedly fielding five times “as many” reports of “serious racist incidents” than from a year ago — from the four per month average in 2012 to more than 50 incidents in the previous ten weeks. Spin doctor Jerry O’Connor opined this less a reflection of rising racism per se, rather “people are simply feeling more comfortable speaking up about it.” Ireland, like the rest of the world, has changed dramatically with the rise in global migration. Seventeen percent of Irish citizens were born outside of the country, though the Irish government has been markedly slow – politically, socially and legally – to recognize foreign-born citizens as fellow Irish men and women.

For a nation that knows well the tribulations faced by immigrants battling for social acceptance, more revealing, David Conrad writes, than the Una-Minh Kavanagh incident is how Irish citizenship is defined. Irish immigrants, or “citizens of Ireland not born on the island” cannot automatically confer citizenship to their children. (The imprecise use of language would suggest that he is including the citizens of the Unite Kingdom in his opinion piece. ) A child born in Ireland is not entitled to citizenship unless at least one of his or her parents or grandparents was an Irish citizen and was born in Ireland. The law came under public scrutiny last May as a resident Chinese couple’s three-year-old daughter born in Ireland was denied re-entry after a visit to her grandparents in China, though she did ultimately return). It is hard to imagine in the post- September 11th world for Conrad, how equality can be attained when people born on the island to migrant parents do not have an automatic right to citizenship, while third-generation Irish-Americans are frequently granted citizenship rights based solely on their distant ancestral connection. To an increasing number of Irish people – immigrants and the children of immigrants – Irish ancestry remains painfully elusive.

What have you done to this son? To start all over each morning, with numbness? As if nothing had ever happened the day before?

What has this son done to you and your Image of creation? In a Land that is not theirs.

Born into these commandments and with a history to rely on – unlike underneath the theology of Augustine who invented original sin – how could you not comprehend that the basis of The Crucifixion, under both Roman rule and the chief priest like the pope – because of his place of birth with the culture of the Land, Jesus had both this particular human ORIGIN for which he was crucified. I am rather certain Augustine of Hippo did not understand much about what he read. If he read. And why else would the chief MEME of the New Testament be based upon MERCY?

Spiritual physics: On theological matter, mostly you have only been allowed, in the chain of command, to publish only if you are ordained or if you are male. Or if you are both. Behold the Original SIN of christianity.

There is this difficulty when but one is left, with The MEME: of Oneness. So why was the Tower of Babel destroyed? How could there ever be pride even in the concept of origin if you thought like Pope Benedict, on matter like celibacy, based upon a ‘better than the rest’ Clericalism?

Consequently, the secondary MEME with the death of Jesus, concerning the Land of Judah, following the logic of THE CONFESSION of Augustine, is this “as if you-never-even-existed-at-all” — you being The Holy Land, as the followers left their home carrying The Spirit of the God of Abraham with them. With always and everywhere since the time of Adam, of Noah, of Abraham, of Jacob, in the Visitation, there is this LEAVING!

In a Land that is not THEIRS!