IS GOD DEAD?

 

The entire world seems to have gone mad of late. Even noted prelates have questioned the nature of God. They feel that all things demand modernization, even God Himself! As there have been such "advances" in technical affairs, as our industries have leaped forward to new zeniths in returns, as our technology has enabled us to hurl mighty rockets about the moon and on to the more distant planets in this solar system, then we have yes, we MUST HAVE — outgrown our swaddling clothes, and are ready for even an advanced and revolutionary notion, an improved, as it were, view of God. The old one is dead, so now, LONG LIVE THE NEW GOD!

Is God dead?

Would you say that LIFE is dead? If so, then where are you? Are you still existent, yet capable of judging LIFE ITSELF? Do you still cling to the notion that LIFE is merely that which enables "things" to function, move about, do the jobs they are assigned to do, until time takes over and forces LIFE "out" of the vessel, the "temple" or canister in which It purportedly has been caged?

Do you look for LIFE, for GOD, in a body? Do you suppose that your body is the envelope covering LIFE, SPIRIT, SOUL, GOD? Do you still assume that body is your IDENTITY, BEING? Do you accept the notion that your parents brought LIFE, SPIRIT, IDENTITY, BEING, into a subjective world, either by divine command, permission, intention, or because they had nothing better to do at the particular moment when "conception" purportedly oc­curred?

If you accept that God is “dead,” then is not the soul within that body you call "I" equally dead? Is it not considered that the spark of life within the body is a portion of the Supreme Soul — and that at the right moment, when your "number comes up," or whatever it is that "sets the date of departure," your soul, your life, will end, going back from whence it came?

As we repeatedly point out, all consideration of what LIFE, what GOD, what SELF, what IDENTITY REALLY IS, begins with body, with item, with thing with education, with that which was fed into the computer and accepted as Fact. In all cases the computer is geared to input, hence to output "information" predicated wholly on a subjective would-be mind and its equally nonsensical conclusions or experiences. These, purportedly, deal also in and with the objective always have an object in mind, always a purpose, cause, hence effect, which brings about a new and always changing set of further subjective notions prompting objec­tive ones.

He who would find out if God is dead, let him turn from his computer, his body, and what it has been tooled to report due to its intake. Let him no longer deal in and with the information "timed" to the uttermost, both past and future, but let him, rather. begin, as pointed out in the first chapter of this volume yes, let him begin, state, declare WHAT NOW IS, WHAT AMNESS IS, WHAT BEING IS, WHAT THE PRESENT IS, in all Its NEWNESS, FRESHNESS, ORIGI­NAL STATE OF NON-TIMENESS, NON-CHALLENGE, NON-OTHERNESS!

Is NOW dead? Has NOW gone somewhere? Has It been driven off? If so, by what, when, where, why, how?

Is EXISTENCE dead? Is AMNESS dead? Not unless you are back at the old nonsense of dealing with senses, with the computer, with time, with history!

Is REALITY dead, gone off somewhere, run out on Itself? If so, what is left … not only what is left to worry about or strive for, but what is left to do the worrying or the striving? That which is GENUINE, REAL, ACTUAL, EXISTENT AS BEING IN OPERATION COGNITION FUNCTIONING, hence, conscious of FACTUALITY, is not dead, cut off, missing, absent. If It were, there would not even be oblivion, for there would be nothing at all, hence nothing to even identify the vacuity.

Those who would raise the question as to the death of LIFE, of BEING, of IDENTITY, ACTUALITY, ALIVENESS are merely seeking for new evidence that the struggle is worthwhile, that there is purpose in being, that there will be a reward of sonic sort that will be commensurate with time effort put forth.  They are striving to find new definitions that are in keeping with what they consider evolution, progression, modern evolvement. They wish to be in mode . . .be abreast of the times, for they assume that this world is not standing still, but is expanding out and farther out, and soon will be making its reputation among the stars.

Of course this is typical of the young ... and this world is young, in more ways than one. It is decidedly immature, when stacked up against what assumption would say is "time-gone-by." They who are young in this sense fail to see what is important, dwelling entirely on trivia, their desires, on things, gadgets, baubles, trinkets. Things are of so much more importance than BEING, REALITY, UNDIMENSION­AL NOWNESS, ISNESS, ENTIRETY AT HAND. Identity is considered to merely be indicative of a certain frame, covering, physical suit being worn at the moment by the offspring of a biological act, purportedly imprisoned within the proper garments which will enable it to survive a short span of time!

No, things are of no importance, as our work so repeatedly emphasizes. The would-be mentality caught with­in the net of a physio-chemical impression, is not Mind, not Intelligence, not Amness-I in any sense of the word. This personal equation, this specific computer which is built according to certain specifications, is not genuine, not One, not Individual, not Undimensional, not I!

Things, within the scope of the would-be computer, are purported to have an aura of sanctity, use, identity, history, and an ultimate. That ultimate always without exception, is the dump heap. Why? Because in accord with its "law-of-con­struction" it is of "dust" and "unto dust it must return." Was it not brought forth for the sole purpose of running the cycle, and going the way of all flesh? Was it not heir to all that flesh is heir to? Was it not brought forth in time, by time, and made to go through its chores according to time? Was there, or is there ever a single moment when "time" is not supervising every move, every reaction, every impulse of that which it conceives, produces, includes, and ultimately excludes?

But has any of this anything to do with ACTUALITY, NOW, REALITY, TRUTH, BEING, IDENTITY, ISNESS? Nothing at all. It never even touches REALITY at any point, nor is it known by ACTUALITY, so why be concerned with it, over it, because of it? To do or be so, is to deny your very PRESENT IDENTITY — is to DENY YOUR SELF, and seem to shut your SELF AWAY FROM ALL THE GOOD THAT YOU FOREVER NOW BE!

No, GOODNESS is not dead. REALITY is not dead. TRUTH, POWER, LOVE, SINGLENESS, WISDOM is not dead. Regardless of how crazy the world seems to be, how chaotic the affairs of politics appear, how disruptive society claims to be, and the reasons behind it all these are of no importance at all to REALITY, for they DO NOT EXIST WITHIN ACTUALITY, TRUTH, FACT, THE PRESENT. THEY ARE NOT GOING ON, HENCE CANNOT BE STOPPED, NOR DO THEY NEED TO HAVE COUNTER MEASURES USED IN ORDER TO BRING THEM UNDER CONTROL. THEY ARE NOT SPEEDING US TO THE COMPLETION OF A CYCLE, BRINGING US TO THE VERGE OF DISRUPTION, THREATENING EXTINCTION, all in accord with a curse of prophecy, the wage of sin, the payment from Satan, the loss of soul, nor the death of God!

To discover that God, LIFE, EXISTENCE, OMNI­PRESENCE, is not like the concoction brewed up by the theological master-minds that they might keep their followers in bondage, fear, and superstition, does not mean that REALITY HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH. The only discov­ery being made is that the god of theology NEVER LIVED IN ACTUALITY, IN TRUTH, IN FACT!

The seekers who have chiseled away some of the fake facade which theology has so carefully guarded, lo, these past many centuries, find naught there but the "rock" spoken of in the Record a cold, hard unyielding non-sentient accumulation of solidified dust! It was always void of LIFE, WARMTH, LOVE WISDOM, SINGLENESS, AUTHORITY. No change has occurred at all except that its deadness is now apparent to those honest enough to judge correctly that which they are looking at. But, remember, THAT PARTICU­LAR BRAND OF GOD LIFE WAS WHOLLY A THEOLOGICAL ONE never did it breathe forth the POWER OF Text Box:  
SINGLE PURITY, UNADULTERATED ALIVENESS, INDI­VIDUAL, UNDIMENSIONAL ALL-INCLUSIVENESS ETERNALLY HERE NOW, UNCHANGING, UNCHAL­LENGED INFINITY, THE SOLE AMNESS THAT IS I.

Such ACTUALITY precludes any theological nonsense. REALITY precludes a rock as a foundation upon which to stand, or upon which to establish anything, not even Itself! TRUTH precludes another to preach for It, to It, or because of It. TRUTH has no world to save, for Its only universe is Its thoughts which It is but now conceiving-perceiving. TRUTH has no history, no fall, no void, no discovery of otherness, an opposite or absence of Itself, a state of nothingness that needs filling, or anything else incomplete.

Yes, the god of theology is dead, and always has been. Why? Because it never had LIFE, ACTUALITY, OMNI­PRESENT POWER, PURE UNADULTERATED SINGLE­NESS, ENTIRENESS, LOVE, ABSOLUTE SELFHOOD.

Yes, whatever purportedly stems from a theological god, is dead. The entirety of the six days of creation as recorded in Genesis is dead. None of it ever has taken place. And whatever other type of creation, formation, or transforma­tion that has purportedly taken place in Genesis, is false throughout.

There has never been the production or creation of duality - biology, a scheme whereby the physical world could be populated and inhabited. No "night and day" has come into Being. No lesser light or greater light has been formed. No history whatever exists. No prophecy or curse has happened. All of it, including the god that supposedly gave it life, brought it about, instigated and instituted it, is dead, totally, irrevocably, absolutely dead, in spite of what the Supreme Court, the ruling heads of government, the prelates who depend upon a continuity of the old nonsense, may say to the contrary.

Yes, it is natural that those who earn a living of sorts from preaching the pap of mysticism, will scream for blood, or demand that he who challenges the nonsense, be tossed to the lions of human opinion, but in no case does this change the Fact that ONLY LOVE IS REAL, ONLY NOW IS PRE­SENT, ONLY ISNESS AM, ONLY FACT IS OPERATIVE, ONLY INTELLIGENCE IS WISDOM, ONLY SINGLENESS IS LOVE!

The god of this world, the lust for personal power and authority, is dead. The sway that the various forms of government have over their victims, the dictates of this and that ism, the beliefs in body, in organs, in money, in things, in people, in prayers, in understanding, in morals, in all manner of diets, whether mental or physical, spiritual or intellectual these, one and all, are dead. They may appear to be slow in settling down, they may appear to leave their spirits or ghosts free to walk about and haunt those who would still have "things as they were the good old days," but that "time" is gone, never to return.

It is on the part of so many who cling with a tenacious effort to what has been disproved, that the struggle seems so severe and long drawn out. So many, regardless of how obvious TRUTH IS, refuse to go along with It. They prefer to carve out a place in "time" where they can go and meditate, think about, fret over, and stir up a storm concerning what yesterday did, or failed to do for them, and worry over what tomorrow may bring forth.

How many of our readers are willing to admit that YESTERDAY IS DEAD? THAT TOMORROW IS DEAD? THAT TIME IS DEAD? THAT CAUSE IS DEAD? THAT CREATION, MATTER, PHYSICALITY, HATE, DUALITY, LACK, MANHOOD IS DEAD? Not many, no doubt, in spite of the FACT THAT OMNIPRESENCE ALONE IS REAL, PRESENT, THE ONLY, and herein "time" cannot be.

How many of our readers are willing to drop all sense of "time?" How many are willing to start WHOLLY, HONESTLY, ENTIRELY WITH NOW ALONE? If so, what becomes of all sorts of notions concerning humanity, race, color, creed, history, Satan, evil, disease, fear, darkness, punishment, blame, sin, reward, cause, effect, purpose, plan, goal, ambition, resentment and the like?

How many of our readers are willing to turn their ENTIRE ATTENTION TO AWARENESS, LOVE, PRESENT IN ALL ITS SINGLENESS AND COMPLETENESS, and waste no more effort over things, body, conditions, effects, states, results, money, organs, age, desires, trips, relatives, flags, parents, offsprings, business, and such? If you are HONEST in saying you do so wish, WHAT IS TO PREVENT YOU FROM DOING SO?

How many of us are so eager for wealth, for health, or whatever the particular item happens to be, that we cannot keep our thought from it? Whenever we think concerning TRUTH, we wonder how we can "apply" Truth so as to bring about the desired result, both in quality and quantity. And why? Because to us things are not dead, but very much alive.

No disease can hang onto one unless he keeps the disease alive by giving it room within his experience. He must supply it with the necessary ingredients, namely, a place to operate, time in which to operate, a state of operation, recognition, admission. He must give all forms of evil, lack, and limitation, a place, a cognition, before they can seem to develop, and he places within them the seed for their own seeming propaga­tion  this all in accord with what has been fed into his computer-mentality via the master robot, a NEVER-ALIVE­ theological god!

This insistence that a god so ordered it, keeps the sufferer from questioning too deeply as to whether or not the "claim" is legitimate. Merely to "have" it is sufficient. generally. Who but a dead god could have thought up anything so deadly, so vacuous, so utterly void of Existence that the mind which is NOT can never discover its source or identity?

However, in TRUTH our concern is in no way connected, nor should it even be interested in, what is NOT. We are not to trouble ourselves over the nature of a dead god, or a god who knows death, lack, dust. OUR GOD IS LIFE ITSELF IN OPERATION, WHOLENESS ITSELF IN OPERATION, AC­TION ITSELF IN OPERATION, ETERNITY NOW IN ABSOLUTE UNCHALLENGED OPERATION. Herein is naught beside, no other at all, hence no doubt, no call for faith, no application required, no demonstration to be brought about, no fall, no rise, no wait, no penalty, no curse, no time, no source, no outcome - there is ONLY TOTALI­TY TOTALLY BEING COMPLETE ENTIRETY NOW, 'HENCE UTTER GOODNESS, WHOLENESS, PERFECTION OMNIPOTENTLY FUNCTIONING TO THE FULL OF WISDOM'S ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION FOREVER. THIS, AND THIS ALONE, IS THE SINGLE IDENTITY-I YOU BE (I AM), AND THERE IS NONE, AND NAUGHT, BESIDE. He who "starts" with THIS FACT, will behold the ACCURA­CY OF THIS STATEMENT, but he who would begin with intellectualism, will "end up" even as he began, namely, in a whirl.

Only in oblivion can death be found, but where is oblivion? Who has it? Who knows it? Who can actually define the ABSENCE OF EXISTENCE THE OPPOSITE OF ACTU­ALITY, THE REVERSE OF BEING, THE STATUS OF NON-BEING, THE IDENTITY OF NO-IDENTITY? Who or what can discuss non-Life other than to behold that LIFE PRECLUDES VACUITY, PRECLUDES NON-EXISTENCE, NON-IDENTITY, NON-BEING, or any loss, separation, or tampering with TRUTH.

The only reason we even mention death, and the conditions purportedly dependent thereon, is to show how impossible such can be and is, in the light of TRUTH.

"But," someone will ask, "do you not admit that a body can die, that the soul can depart, that life can go forth from the frame wherein it has operated, lo, these many years''

The answer is an unequivocal NO, WE DO NOT ADMIT ANY SUCH NONSENSE. We do, however, admit that he who begins with nonsense will conclude as he began, namely, with nonsense. He who starts with body instead of LIFE - starts with a mist-conceived "thing" instead of TRUTH begins with a computerized picture instead of FACT. He who argues for fiction in lieu of ACTUALITY, to him chaos is natural and PERFECTION is impossible.

Do not begin with effect, with the senses, with education, with reaction, with the product of history, if you would know what IS. ISNESS, NOWNESS, AMNESS cannot be found in "time," or history. All one will find in history is a hi-story, a tall tale, a supposition, an assumption. As fiction, history is fine, but ONLY AS FICTION. Far too many assume it to be Fact, and thus Truth becomes, to them, mere fiction.

HISTORY IS DEAD, FOR IT NEVER HAD LIFE, ACTUALITY, AMNESS, ISNESS. PROPHECY IS DEAD, FOR IT, LIKE THE OPPOSITE END OF THE MEASURING STICK (THE PAST), IS DEAD, FOR UTTERLY OUTSIDE OF AMNESS, BEING, ISNESS, ALIVENESS!

LIFE IS NOT DEAD, not past, not yet to come into being. LIFE IS TOTALITY ALIVE TO ITS ENTIRETY, CONSCIOUSLY BEING ALL WISDOM, ALL ACTION, ALL FUNCTION, ALL PERFECTION, ALL AWARENESS, ALL SUBSTANCE OR "STUFF" THAT BEING IS. LIFE IS WHOLLY ALIVE TO THE FULL OF ITS ABSOLUTE POTENTIAL, RIGHT HERE, NOW, EVERYWHERE, AND THERE IS NO DEGREE, NO DIMENSION, NO MEASUR­ING, EITHER IN QUANTITY OR QUALITY, THAT WHICH IS INFINITE ENTIRETY FULLY COGNIZANT OF ITS WHOLENESS, ONENESS, SINGLE PURITY, ABSO­LUTE ENTIRETY. THERE ARE NO OTHERS. THERE ARE, THEREFORE, NO SUGGESTIONS OF TIME, AGE, EVOLUTION, CHANGE, CHALLENGE, OPPOSITION, DOUBT, FEAR, SUPERSTITION, SIN, EVIL, SATAN, PAST, FUTURE, WAIT, NEED, REQUIREMENT, PUNISH­MENT, REWARD, DUALISM . . . THERE ARE NO ATTRIBUTES, NO CHARACTERISTICS, NO QUALITIES, NO DEGREES OF UTTERNESS, NO COMPARISONS, NO INTENTIONS, NO PLANS, NO COMPLETION, BUT RATH­ER, ABSOLUTE COMPLETE PERFECTION PRESENT.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT INFINITY HAS AN END, A BOTTOM, OR DIMENSION. FAR FROM IT. INFINITE INTELLIGENCE WILL BE "PLUMBING" THE DEPTHS OF ITS OWN BEING FOREVER NOW, for want of a better way of putting it, BUT never can PERFECTION "BECOME" MORE PERFECT, OR WHOLENESS BECOME MORE WHOLE, TOTAL, SINGLE, ONE, ALL!

No, LIFE IS NOT DEAD! THE BEING YOU BE (I AM) IS NOT DEAD, NOR CAN THIS IDENTITY, THIS LIFE, THIS INDIVIDUAL INFINITE AWARENESS-CALLED-I-AM, EVER "PASS ON INTO A FUTURE!"

To see this, you MUST begin with LIFE ITSELF, FOR IT IS LIFE BEING ITSELF THAT IS I, AND THERE IS NONE BESIDE. TO BEHOLD TRUTH YOU MUST BEGIN WITH THAT TRUTH. ALL ELSE IS BEGINNING WITH FIC­TION, HENCE ITS SO-CALLED CONCLUSIONS MUST BE FICTIONAL. WHAT ELSE? TO BEGIN WITH "BODY" OR WITH "PERSONALITY" OR "HISTORY" OR "TIME," IS TO BEGIN WITH FICTION, WITH A COMPUTER, WITH A ROBOT, WITH NONSENSE, AND NOT A SINGLE CON­CLUSION ARRIVED AT BUT WHAT WILL BE SUBJEC­TIVE. EVERY "CONCLUSION" WILL SUBJECT YOU, AS THE "SUBJECT," TO MORE OF THE SAME NONSENSE, UNTIL NOT A GLIMMER OF ISNESS WILL SEEM TO LIGHTEN YOUR DAY!

He who begins with FACT, LIFE AS IT IS, THE WHOLENESS OF SINGLENESS, ALLNESS, ONENESS, PURITY HERE NOW, finds he no longer is subject to the subjective is not being subjected to the fiction of disease, disaster, dementia, demonology, decay and death he is no longer being the victim of what seems his own dilemmas, determinations, demands, and demented flounderings he is no longer a specimen on the table of matter under the knife of time, anesthetized by education, and later on pushed into the recovery room of purgatory!

He who starts with WHAT MIND KNOWS ITSELF TO BE WITH WHAT LIFE IS HERE AND NOW BEING ... WITH WHAT ISNESS NOW IS ... WITH THE TOTALITY OF WHAT INFINITY CONSCIOUSLY IS ALIVE TO BEING yes, he who begins with TRUTH AS THE FACT IT IS, cannot continue to flounder about in the ocean of confusion that passes as present-day society. He must discover that ONLY ACTUALITY IS PRESENT, AND ALL OF IT IS GOOD, SINGLE, UNDEFILED, UNCHALLENGED POW­ER, AUTHORITY, ABSOLUTE WISDOM. HE DOES NOT TIMIDLY MAKE HIS STATEMENT OF FACT, BUT WITH ALL THE CERTAINTY THAT IT IS SO, BACKED BY THE UNCHALLENGED POWER THAT WISDOM IS!

No one can actually INTELLIGENTLY BEHOLD WHAT IS WRITTEN HERE, AND HONESTLY ADMIT THAT LIFE IS WHAT IT IS, NAMELY, WHOLLY PRESENT, ALIVE, CONSCIOUS, INFINITE, COMPLETE, HENCE THE SOLE SUBSTANCE, THE NON-SUBJECTIVE ONE INCLUSIVE MIND OR AWARENESS, HENCE THE SOLE IDENTITY, THE INDIVIDUAL INFINITY OF TOTALITY, and contin­ue to be "concerned" with the world as it "looks to be."

No, one cannot be HONEST WITH WHAT LIFE IS, and continue to have It dead in spots, missing in spots, present in a mere degree here and there, nor can he put It out in "time," assuming one must wait for It. Equally, he cannot put It into a body, an organ, a thing, and then be afraid It will go out at any moment and leave him dead!

LIFE IS WHOLLY SPIRIT BEING, AND CAN BE FOUND NOWHERE ELSE, FOR IT IS NOWHERE ELSE, NOWHEN ELSE, NOHOW ELSE, NOWHY ELSE. LIFE ALONE IS ITSELF, AND IS DECIDEDLY ALIVE NOW IN ITS TOTALITY, AND KNOWS IT. THIS LEAVES NO OTHER MIND AT ALL, HENCE NO OTHER THAT "NEEDS" TO KNOW LIFE, NOR THAT CAN KNOW LIFE! Are you still trying to behold LIFE with a personal, a computer or sense-mind ... a gift you received from, or were started out with by biology? Are you still determined to "have-been-born?" Are you still clinging to parents, a date in time when it all "happened?" Are you still clinging to the nonsense that you were a small bark "launched on the sea of humanity" away back somewhere? If so, you are a foreigner to LIFE, YOUR VERY OWN SELF, and it is high time you got to KNOW YOUR SELF AS THE SOLE SELF YOU (I AM) BE!

Every single thought, experience, item that passed as your identity in-body-as-a-human, is and was, dead throughout. NONE OF IT TOOK PLACE. YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN A BODY, AN ITEM, A THING. YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE OF THE ITEMS OF WHICH INTELLIGENCE IS AWARE. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY LIFE IN ANY MOVEMENT, MOTION, REACTION, ASSUMPTION, SU­PERSTITION, TIME, OR HISTORY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT SO-CALLED AUTHORITY HAS TO SAY TO THE CONTRARY.

Only that which is WHOLLY TRUE OF LIFE PRESENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, IS SO, AND THIS ALONE IS YOUR SOLE IDENTITY NOW. LET US STICK WITH THIS.

 

Alfred Aiken