Buy the Individual Books–As a Set, Replace the Bible
October 16, 2007
Neale Donald Walsch
See my review of Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1) for comments that apply to all three books. These books as a set replace the Bible as a foundation for Being with God as Community in Heaven on Earth.
Book 2 reiterates the common theme, forget religions, have faith, do love, BE the light.
Fastest way to find God is to find one another–ALL of us.
Fastest way to stop evil and hiding from evil is to tell the truth.
Seek, know, accept, praise, and embrace the truth at all times.
Humanity is ready for a new paradigm of communal belief in goodness. Everything we are experiencing today is an opportunity to remember and restore One from Many.
Religion is the opposite of spirituality.
Soul creates, mind reacts.
Energy at the root of everything.
USA in decline because religions have become falsely righteous and intolerant, divisive.
Lesson of Hitler: group consciousness that speaks of separation and superiority leads to a loss of compassion and virtual genocide.
LOTS of coverage of sex, almost a virtual manual for rediscovering the joy and love that should be the foundation for sex. Enjoy it, don't hide it, don't raise kids to be repressed about it.
Education is a mess, teaching knowledge (rote memorization of the past) instead of wisdom (learning to learn, learning to share). Teaching children WHAT to think instead of HOW to think.
Must teach three core concepts: Awareness, Honesty, Responsibility.
Rudolph Steiner and the Waldorf School are on the right track.
Need to achieve societal shift in consciousness–love, family, unity–at all levels from neighborhood to globe.
As of 1994, we are spending $1 trillion a year on war (while peace and prosperity for all would only cost $230 billion a year according to Medard Gabel and other authorities such as E. O. Wilson).
Eliminate money or make it completely transparent. Money is what allows hoarding, theft, and related evils such as corruption, all of which deprive the community and the commons of optimal stewardship. This resonates with the work of the Natural Capitalism Institute and the Open Money pioneers.
Thank God for Evolution!: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World
Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Century
Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America
Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction
What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States