God sais fuck religion choose spirituality (from Conversations with God Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch)

I did not write this post. God did. This may be the greatest thing I’ve ever read between the difference of organized religion and spirituality. And no thee G man did not actually say FUCK but in so many words the point is driven home to that level.

This also validates my previous post The Facebook Archives: How to get someone to delete you in 8 minutes to an amazing degree.

March 4, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.
So last night I’m reading this interview with God and of course God yet again validates my own thought process. Heres the final pages of Book 2:

NDW:
What avenues can be used right here, right now, to get back to wisdom, to get back to clarity, to get back to God? Do we need to return to religion? Is that the missing link?
THE BIG G:
Return to spirituality, forget about religion
NDW:
Why do You say, forget about religion?
G:
Because it is not good for you. Understand that in order for organized religion to succeed, it has to make people believe they need it. In order for people to put faith in something else, they must first lose faith in themselves. So the first task of organized religion is to make you lose faith in yourself. The second task is to make you see that it has the answers you do not. And the third and most important task is to make you accept its answers without question.
If you question, you start to think! If you think, you start to go back to that Source Within. Religion can’t have you do that, because you’re liable to come up with an answer different from what it has contrived. So religion must make you doubt your Self; must make you doubt your own ability to think straight.
The problem for religion is that very often this backfires–for if you cannot accept without doubt your own thoughts, how can you not doubt the new idea about God which religion has given you?
Pretty soon, you even doubt My existence–which, ironically, you never doubted before. When you were living by your intuitive knowing, you may not have had Me all figured out, but you definately knew I was there!
It is religion which has created agnostics.
Any clear thinker who looks at what religion has done must assume religion has no God! For it is religion which has filled the hearts of men with fear of God, where once man loved That Which Is in all its splendor.
It is religion which has ordered men to bow down before God, where once man rose up in joyful outreach.
It is religion which has burdened man with worries about God’s wrath, where once man sought God to lighten his burden!
It is religion which told man to be ashamed of his body and its most natural functions, where once man celebrated those functions as the greatest gifts of life!
It is religion which taught you that you must have an intermediary in order to reach God, where once you thought yourself to be reaching God by the simple living of your life in goodness and in truth.
And it is religion which commanded humans to adore God, where once humans adored God because it was impossible not to!
Everywhere religion has gone it has created disunity–which is the opposite of God.
Religion has separated man from Gojd, man from man, man from woman–some religions actually telling man that he is above woman, even as it claims God is above man–thus setting the stage for the greatest travesties ever foisted upon half the human race.
I tell you this: God is not above man, and man is not above woman–that is not the “natural order of things”–but it is the way everyone who had power (namely, men) wished it was when they formed their male-worship religions, systematically editing out half the material from their final version of the “holy scriptures” and twisting the rest to fit the mold of their male model of the world.
It is religion which insists to this very day that woman are somehow less, somehow second-class spiritual citizens, somehow not “suited” to teach the Word of God, preach th Word of God, or minister to the people.
Like children, you are still arguing over which gender is ordained by Me to be My priests!
I tell you this: You are all priests. Every single one of you.
There is no one person or class of people more “suited” to do My work than any other.
But so many of our men are just like your nations. Power hungry. They do not like to share power but merely exercise it. Yet I tell you this: God’s greatest gift is the sharing of God’s power.
I would have you be like Me.
NDW:
But we cannot be like You! That would be blasphemy.
G:
The blasphemy is that you have been taught such things. I tell you this: You have been made in the image and Likeness of God–it is that destiny you came to fulfill.
You did not come here to strive and to struggle and to never “get there.” Nor did I send you on a mission impossible to complete.
Believe in the goodness of God, and believe in the goodness of God’s creation–namely, your holy Selves.
NDW:
You said something earlier in this book which intrigued me. I’d like to go back as we come to the end of this volume. You said: “Absolute Power demands absolutely nothing.” Is this the nature of God?
G:
You have now understood.
I have said, “God is everything, and God becomes everything. There is nothing which God is not, and all that God is experiencing of itself, God is experiencing in, as, and through you.” In My purest form. I am the Absolute. I am Absolutely Everything, and therefore, I need, want, and demand absolutely nothing.
From this absolute pure form, I am as you make Me. It is as if you were finally to see God and say, “Well, what do you make of that?” Yet, no matter what ou make of Me, I cannot forget, and will always return to, My Purest Form. All the rest is a fiction. It is something you are making up.
There are those who would make Me a jelous God; but who could be jealous when one has, and is, Everything?
There are those who would make Me a wrathful God; but what could cause Me to be angry when I can not be hurt or damaged in any way?
There are those who would make Me a vengeful God; but on whom would I take vengeance, since all that exists is Me?
And why would I punish Myself for simply creating? Or, if you must think of us as seperate, why would I create you, give you the power to create, give you freedom of choice to create what you wish to experience, then punish you forever for making the “wrong” choice?
I tell you this: I would not do such a thing–and in that truth lies your freedom from the tyranny of God.
In truth, there is no tyranny–except in your imagination.
You may come home whenever you wish. We can be together again whenever you want. The ecstasy of your union with Me is your to know again. At the drop of a hat. At the feel of the wind on your face. At the sound of a cricket under diamond skies on a summer night.
At the fist sight of a rainbow and the first cry of a newborn babe. At the last ray of a spectacular sunset and the last breath in a spectacular life.
I am with you always, even unto the end of time. Your union with Me is complete–it always was, always is, and always will be.
You and I are One–both now and even forevermore.
Go now, and make of your life a statement of this truth.
Cause your days and nights to be reflections of the highest idea within you. Allow your moments of Now to be filled with the spectacular ecstasy of God made manifest through you. Do it through the expression of your Love, eternal and unconditional, for all those whose lives you touch, Be a light unto the darkness, and curse it not.
Be a bringer of the light.
You are that.
So be it.
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