- Is a Reality -
Right Here - Right Now – Today
By Albert Kannemeyer
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I, the author of this book, spent 11 years ( from age 26 to 37 ), much of the time in isolation, researching religions - fanatically seeking out the truth. After a 5 year period of processing I decided to write this book.
This book is not promoting any specific religion, it is only promoting discovering the truth through reasoning without bias or indoctrination. It promotes uniting people in sincerity, purity, honesty, unselfishness and healthy reasoning.
This book is suitable for anyone who chooses to read it. It will be most beneficial to those choosing
to comprehend it.
I touch much on the word "personality" in this book. It is important that you know exactly what I am referring to.
According to definition a personality is a combination of characteristics forming the character of a person. However, when I am referring to the personality of a person, or entity, in this book I am usually only referring to good and bad mental characteristics and not to abilities. Abilities are things like the person can play guitar and run fast, this is not the kind of personality attributes I am referring to. I am referring to things like:
Haughty vs Humble
War maker vs Peace maker
Loving vs Selfish
Such things. Please keep that in mind when I use the word character or personality in this book.
Table of Contents
Lets Observe and Reason
Observe the human body:
Think about all the intricate chemical reactions and the mechanical structure of the human body, how everything works like an awesome machine of amazing complexity. Certainly this is some kind of design which is observed. Therefore there must be some kind of designing force involved, some kind of intelligent force or consciousness. A force which may or may not have used evolution to
create us. A force, or consciousness of sorts, which may or may not have created us in one day a million years or in the wink of an eye. The method of creation is irrelevant to comprehending the existence of some kind of creator.
Observe the universe:
See how the universe works like one big machine, another sign of an intelligent design. A place with harmonies like in music - signifying the existence of a composer. The creator could perhaps be viewed as an integral part of the universe, or a force permeating though it by which all laws of physics are put in place. An all aware consciousness likely to have the power to create and destroy energy. A mind in which all things takes place. Perhaps with a beginning, perhaps not, either way the existence of a creative power is evident – a most high universal power. A power beyond and above all gods or superpowers – a force behind the existence of all. This is linked to the concept of omniscience.
If it were at all possible for the universe to have started by itself, without any prior trigger event or intelligence behind it, then so could the creator have. One could perhaps view the universe and the creator as having their beginning at the same moment. Or neither having a beginning nor end. This world is diverse in theories, hypotheses and points of view. Arguments about details are sometimes just distractions from that which is more important. Like intentions of the heart. Like cultivating good personality attributes and making good choices. Such things are most important.
Getting to know the personality of the creator is important. The next chapter is about his personality.
The Personality of the Creator
Observe that evil exists in this world, good also. Observe that forms of chaos and order is spread throughout the universe. Comets striking planets and moons even stars exploding. On the other hand you find planets in stable orbits in harmony with moons and stars - order. The question comes to mind, “Is the creator good or evil ?” Lets reason: If the creator created only good, or only evil, then we would be unable to choose between good and evil. Without the ability to choose, and make decisions, we would be without fuller awareness and without higher consciousness – no free will. The consciousness we have can not exist without the ability to choose between good and evil. The creation of evil, in this context, implies that the creator is good since he gave us higher consciousness and complete free will. He gave us the joy of the highest level of life. He therefore seems interested and concerned about how we actually feel. He seems to care. This is linked to empathy – unselfishness. He clearly loves his us – his awesome creations..
To top up on what I'm expressing consider this: If a man wants a woman to prove that she loves him, she must be free to choose between him and someone else. If she has chosen him instead of another, while completely free to choose, she has proven her love for him. Evil men captures a woman and manipulates her to be his, they may even kill the other man whom she might actually have loved more. An evil man would try convince her how much she will lose if not with him and pose indirect or direct threats to her. A good creator makes both good and evil in order to create choice. An evil creator would not mind to be served by an army of robots simply doing as he says without choice. He might even use force to be served. Evil behaviour lacks true empathy. Evil is ultimately only concerned about itself.
It is evident that the character of the creator is good else his creation would have been different. This world has many false gods and religions which attempts to hijack the throne of the creator. Some of them threatens others with a thought of eternal pain if you do not obey - hell. This is out of character for the creator and is not observed nor is reasonable.
If we do not think and reason things out for ourselves we would be like someone without consciousness or a lesser consciousness. The more we think, reason and understand, the more we are alive and conscious. Since the creator gave us choice, by which consciousness is promoted, the creator also promotes thinking and reasoning - since thinking and reasoning promotes consciousness. This consciousness is higher life and joy - such as the good creator likes to make and embrace. We have not been given any perfect book or religion or person to follow like zombies. We have been given minds to use and nourish with reasoning and comprehension. The only perfect book to read is called reality. Read the universe around you with reasoning then you have the perfect book. A really nice big book with loads of interesting chapters :).
Unity With the Creator
The strongest and highest bond two entities can have with each other is through personality unity. Their core personality traits must be a match. They will have no disagreement. When this happens ,with two good personalities, the highest form of love is achieved in an emotional sense. This kind of love is completely empathic. Selfishness within this kind of love is impossible. The pleasure of the one is the pleasure of the other.
To achieve unity, or one could call it oneness, with the creator requires personal changes through constructive love. It requires the cultivating of good personality traits. You see, the creator is good and so must anyone be who is one with him. It requires inner exploration of your personality and it requires personality operations with you holding the scalpel and looking at the creator as the example template. An awesome fact about human consciousness is the ability we have to look in onto ourselves and change our own programming. If we choose to do so. The often found thought in this world that the personality of a person is set contradicts freedom of choice. It implies that a murderer is innocent since he murdered outside of his own choice or control.
The war maker becomes a peacemaker - always seeking the best resolution to a problem. A good person has patience, methodology, understanding, wisdom and is slow to anger.
The selfish person becomes unselfish.
A person to proud to think he can be wrong, or to shy to admit fault before others, becomes teachable.
The high minded becomes level minded.
Abilities improve with the clarity of mind good personality traits bring.
If a person is to proud to admit to mistakes and correct them he will stay wrong. Pride in this context is evil and promotes stupidity rather than intelligence.
The person with a lack of empathy develops empathy.
A good person does not attempt to uplift himself even if greatly talented and powerful. To him the world is not about him, but it is about everyone.
Equality is the aim of a good personality. Showing others how to improve and becomes improved where he can. Teaching reasoning for yourself and understanding rather than wanting what he says to be accepted without scrutiny. A good personality has no ego - just the love of good and the desire for unity and equality.
Usually those putting themselves in leadership positions, or manipulating others to do so, boast even if in round about ways. Thinking highly of themselves as individuals with obvious - or hidden - superiority complexes and personal agendas.
Within the unity of the creator there is essentially only the leadership of his good personality within
all. There is no dictatorship only reasoning, understanding, love and freedom of choice .
The Name of the Creator
The most important aspect of his name can be obtained through reasoning. Which is more important, a name or the personality the name belongs to ? The creator is known by his personality. A name can be hijacked and misused by some false god, religion or group mind professing to be the creator. However, his personality can not be hijacked. He is therefore best identified by his personality and not a name. In this context he has no need for a name. What is of him, and who is of him, will match his personality type.
He is likened to the good side of the universe set forth by the creator. Call him the light if you want, but remember who he is. His personality is most important when it comes to recognising him. One might call his personality his spirit if you like.
It has already been established, through the reasoning in a previous chapter, that the creator is good. Since he is good he must have left a way for us to avoid all suffering. All kinds of suffering, emotional or physical. He must have left a way for us to become perfect without disease, ageing or any other form of suffering. If this is so then it can only happen via our own choices. Wrong choices leads to suffering.
If you choose to eat to much sugar you will end up suffering ailments. If you choose to walk in the wrong neighbourhood for the wrong reasons you might end up mugged. If you have a personal relationship with the wrong person for the wrong reason you might end up emotionally hurt. A person who is lead by an upright personality ( or one could call it a holy personality ) will avoid suffering through his choices.
The darkness uses human nature against us. Our natural desires is used to manipulate and control us. This kind of manipulation usually leads to temporary pleasures, disease and mortality. The only way to avoid the control of the darkness is to take control over your desires and emotions. To follow reasoning rather than just any impulse or emotion. To change your desires and emotions where reasonably needed for the sake of improvement. When you are in unity with the creator you have no fear. Fear is another way for the darkness to control humans. When the greatest thing of all is with you, and within you, then you have no fear. Not even of torture and death thereby - if your conscience is clean.
I will list some aspects of human nature to put light on what I'm talking about when I talk about human nature:
1)The need for power. This need is not wrong, but wrong when this need is not balanced and can be used to make you lie and manipulate people for example.
2)The need to fit in somewhere in a group or family. This gives a person a feeling of security, strength and power. This need is not wrong, but wrong when you sacrifice the truth or a better way of thinking for the sake of not suffering rejection.
3)The need to have possessions. Nothing wrong with it unless it makes you steel. Nothing wrong with it unless someone is buying you out to behave in some wrong way for payment.
4)The need to feel accepted and loved. This is just another way of putting point 2.
5)The need to love. This can be used to manipulate you. But there is nothing wrong with it.
6)The need to eat. Same as 3.
7)The need to have sex. One way the darkness creeps into your life is through offering you this pleasure.
8)The need to do some kind of work. Great, but not if the activities are criminal.
9)The need to have pleasure. All the points falls in here.
The darkness has many forms. The group mind is one form. One could also call it normalizing, like when a person is doing and believing mainly as those around him. Group mind attachments are like: social circles, family, work groups, and religious circles. It is in human nature to avoid rejection and to want to fit in somewhere. However, the cost can be mortality if the group mind attachment is impure and makes you do the wrongs everyone is doing. There is a saying on earth that everyone dies. This might just be a sign of how widespread evil is on Earth. And a saying used to rationalize a wrong way of life.
A happy and content heart boosts the immune system. The highest form of being content and happy is when you have a clean conscience. A clean conscience is achieved by continually making good choices. Stress is scientifically known to be related to disease and is the opposite of a happy and content heart. Stress is caused by wrong choices and activities or to many activities. If your desire for a bigger house, faster car or anything else is causing you stress or unhappiness then take control over that desire. To change what you desire is sometimes the right thing to do. Learn to be content under all conditions. The darkness uses objects of desire to control us. Rather end up with little possessions and a happy heart than with a world of things and a stressed messed up life.
It is not impossible to never die. And if you did, it is not impossible to be raised from the dead.
Lets reason without dogma or religious bias. Lets just reason using substantial thoughts.
It can be seen that the male human body is fitting to the female human body for sex. A correct and balanced human mind would desire the opposite sex. He would do whatever he does right or learn to. An upright and balanced mind would also have no desire to have sex with animals. It is clear that we have been created to do certain things and not do other things. But we are left to choose what we will do and like and what we will consider right and wrong without threat. If you keep a creation perspective then you can figure out what is wrong and what is right for yourself. I will not list a law but only mention a few things to spark up thinking. The idea of this book is to promote reasoning and not to dictate or set out rules.
Stealing is without empathy and a selfish deed. Through love one can figure out what is wrong and what is right. If you have no love you can also not be one with the creator, for he is loving as I have logically deduced in a previous chapter. If you love yourself you will care for your body.
It would seem that humans were created to mainly eat fruits, vegetables and other plant originating materials. I say this because the majority of scientific studies on diet indicates great health benefits
–even healing effects - of such diets. Generally you will find more negative things said about eating meat or other animal related products.
If you keep awareness of the creator, keep a creation perspective, and make good choices, it will help you to avoid all suffering in life.
The Personality of the God of the Old Testament
It helps to know the origins of the Old Testament to establish how to interpret it. This book has a chapter on that. Nevertheless, irrespective of how true and accurate or not the old testament is, the general impression I get about the God of the old testament is that:
He generally tries to obtain obedience through force and threat rather than through a loving relationship. He violates the principle of freedom of choice by threatening people with death if they choose to serve other Gods (Exodus 22:20;Deuteronomy
I gave some Biblical references above, but I invite anyone to read the whole old testament and then decide for yourself on the
The most high creator is identified by his personality. The God of the old testament fails this test.
The Personality of Jesus
In the Biblical texts Jesus shows many good personality traits. His focus is on love and he seems very intelligent. More intelligent than those around him. He is very perceptive. He seems to have been more intent on creating solutions than making threats. He healed people, gave them food and was more focussed on peace. His character does not reflect the character of the old testament God. The death threats remains in the air at his supposed return though. Much of the character of Jesus reflects a good character, but not all of it. To understand him better and know more about who and what he was it helps to know the origin of the new testament. The next chapter is about that.
Origin of the New Testament
The Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest known complete copy of the new testament. Studies have shown how it has been altered over time by people and how it affects the Bibles of today. The Codex Sinaiticus can be viewed online and you can get information on how it has been altered into the Bible we have today. http://www.codexsinaiticus.org
The dogma, bias and assumed belief that the Bible is a perfect book, as one would expect of a godly source, can easily be demonstrated as a fallacy.
Firstly lets look at some contradictory differences in details:
John:20:1: Now on the first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the stone taken away from the tomb.
Mark:16:2: And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.
These two accounts of the same story contradicts each other on a detail, not so serious that it can make the whole story false, but it destroys the dogma that the book is perfect.
Here is another example of difference in details found in the New Testament. John 20 and Luke
24also differs in details as follows: According to John 20 Mary knew what happened to Jesus only after returning to the grave. According to Luke 24 she knew what happened to Jesus before she left the grave the first time. I suggest looking up those sections and reading through it.
It is in fact obvious, to an unbiased reader, that these are different accounts of the same general story and that they contradict each other on some details. Those biased by the assumed dogma that the book is perfect will try and do all sorts of mental gymnastics in order to try make things fit. From shifting the meaning of words to whathaveyou – it becomes a game of twister. I once also tried to justify the Bible as a perfect book doing the same kind of gymnastics, but it just does not work out. You always end up with loose ends. And then it is up to you to decide if you are willing to face the loose ends or hide them. Reality fits my mind much more comfortably I rather faced the loose ends.
The following two quoted sections also has two contradictory differences:
3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
In Matthew the priests bought the field of blood, in Acts Judas did. In Matthew he hung himself, in Acts he fell and burst open.
Now I am going to move along to a greater problem than just minor contradictory differences in details. The general idea that a person gets from reading the new testament, if you do so without any bias or preconceived ideas, is that Jesus should have returned long ago already. Not long after he left:
Mark 8:38: For if anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 9:1: And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
Matthew 16:27: For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he
will reward each person according to what he has done. Matthew 16:28: I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
Luke 9:27: But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
I quote from a letter Paul wrote to Timothy ( as found in the so called new testament of the Bible ):
to obey this command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Timothy 6:14)
It looks like Paul expected Jesus to return within the lifetime of some people of that time.
The list goes on (I Thessalonians 4:15;Matthew 10:23;I Corinthians 7:29;Revelation of John 1:7). One certainly gets the impression that they expected him back not hundreds or thousands of years later, but much sooner as Jesus himself stated.
The problem here is not just a little contradiction in detail, it is that Jesus did not always know the truth and that his expected return failed.
Some of those basing their religion on the Bible go through turmoil trying to explain these verses when stubbornly clinging to the idea that the Bible is perfect or that Jesus was. Those religions that accept that the new testament indicates that he should have been back long ago go ahead and spiritualize it. They say that he already returned in a spiritual way. But the Bible itself indicates that it should have been a great visible literal event also and not just spiritual:
24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
Anything or anyone can be made a god if you, when what he says is wrong, spiritualize it or do mental gymnastics like playing twister to try justify him. Painting the lie to look like the truth and evil to look like good. Doing that is a commonly found abomination. When doing that you always end up with loose ends. Ultimately its choice. Walk free or stay bound to earthly dread.
The Origin of the Old Testament
The oldest known complete old testament in Hebrew is the Leningrad Codex. It was written around
Aleppo Codex, against which the Leningrad Codex was corrected, is several decades older, but parts of it have been missing since 1947.
Older scrolls and fragments have also been found even though not a complete old testament -
the Dead Sea Scrolls also called the Qumran Caves Scrolls. Scholarly consensus dates the Qumran Caves Scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and from the first century CE. Bronze coins found at the same sites form a series beginning with John Hyrcanus (in office
It has been postulated that the old testament was assembled using different sources. This postulation is based on the fact that a different writing style can be noticed in different sections of the old testament in Hebrew. This is known as the JEDP sources.
In the J source, called the Yahwist source, the name of the God of the Israelites Yahweh is used. The name Yahweh is translated as capitalised LORD in some Bibles
The holy mountain is called Sinai
God takes on a human form and walks and talks The natives of Palestine are called Canaanites
Some examples (Genesis
In the E source, called the Elohist source, God is referred to as Elohim (“Lord God” in some English translations).
The holy mountain is Horeb.
The natives of Palestine are called Amorites.
God speaks in dreams rather than appear and walks and talks.
Some examples are the sacrifice of Isaac (see Genesis, chapter 22) and the Ten
Commandments (see Exodus
There is an age old dogma that Moses wrote the first 5 books of the old testament. But anyone reading it without dogmatic bias would not think that. I quote from the 5th book:
5)So Moses, the servant of the LORD, died there in the land of Moab as the LORD had said. 6) He buried him in the land of Moab near Beth Peor, but no one knows his exact burial place to this very day. 7) Moses was 120 years old when he died, but his eye was not dull nor had his vitality departed.Moab thirty days.
Reading that and throughout Deutoronomy one would not think that the person was writing about himself. Rather that the story was written by a story teller. The books Moses wrote, as dictated to him by his god, was the books with laws in them which he read out to the people. These books where placed in the ark of the covenant. People under in influence of dogmas and group beliefs will actually still try say that Moses wrote it. It is a very confusing self bestowed task they put on themselves – to play mental twister like that with all the loose ends.
Much of the old testament probably has its origin in a verbal carry over tradition which was penned down later. Even though some of it will be influenced by human error, bias, insertions or omissions it would be unreasonable to assume it all
Who is the God of the Old testament ?
A threatening monster who should be avoided if he is still alive. Unless he is willing to get his act
Who is Jesus ?
A man who influenced this world enough so that our current dating system revolves around the estimated year of his birth. There are people who thinks he never even existed. Then there are people who thinks that he is God himself. The truth is reasonably neither of those.
Read the chapter on the origins of the New Testament to learn more.
Poltergeists, ghostly apparitions, objects moving around without any well explained force behind it. Unusual healing phenomena. These are some topics falling into this category.
It may not be in the experience of most people to have seen objects flying out of cupboards, apparently by themselves, or to have been lifted into the air by an unseen and unexplained force. This does not make all the stories told of these things false. Neither does it make all the video footage evidence of such strange things fake. For thousands of years people have been reporting such things. Only in more recent years, since cameras are everywhere, has much evidence of strange, unusual and explained events come forth.
This topic can have volumes written about it and even touches on some of the UFO phenomena. All I'd like to point out is that there are powers in this world not fully understood and that supernatural healing is not impossible. Neither is something like telekinesis or telepathy. Lots of study on this topic repeatedly points to a mind over matter influence possibility. I would refer the reader to random number generator experiments related to telekinesis - have a look on Google. Where the mind, by just thinking, has a direct or indirect influence on the material world. This could even explain ghostly apparitions where there is a link between a person and a ghost or poltergeist. One could hypothesise that the mind of a person is projecting the ghost or poltergeist on a subconscious level. Or that a collective group mind can project these things. A family group mind, a social group mind, a religious group mind etc.
Some people tend to think that a man with unusual powers is god. But powers like these has no link to good or evil. Both sides of the coin can have them. I touch on this topic because some people think the stories of Jesus and his healing powers are false, but they could very well be true. Similar phenomena is reported today in some religious groups and this includes Buddhism.
Unusual healing phenomena could possibly aid in the healing process of the disease called ageing.
I end this book here hoping that it will be helpful to some of you. I welcome contact and feedback. You are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This book was not written with making money in mind. However, donations will fill some holes and be put to good use.