The most powerful truth to power episode of 'The Connie [...]
"We can't find peace, happiness and healing for ourselves, or bring it to others, until we learn to 'think' correctly...until we learn what our true nature is, which teaches us what our purpose is. Do you spend a great deal of time asking for this kind of wisdom? The vast majority of people do not, and as a result their lives are full of pain, unhealthiness, unhappiness, selfish anger, bigotry, disregard for others' needs, discord and depression...All stemming simply from incorrect, unhealthy thinking about the nature of what they are."
"Next time you hear a man call another man a 'pussy', stand up for the beautiful healing strength of women and shut him down. I had this exact experience in a police academy class I was in not long ago. My background is law enforcement, and I was going through a refresher course here in Sacramento. The instructor showed very weak character in the class when he responded to a recruit's point of view on a certain topic by saying, "C'mon, don't be a PUSSY". He absolutely wanted to compare the possible point of view of the recruit as being 'weak and effeminate like a female'. Being the only person in the room with prior experience as a police officer, I raised my hand to address the inappropriate use of such a term in an academy class. I politely explained to the instructor, for the entire class to hear, that to compare weakness and ineffectiveness to someone who has a vagina, i.e.someone who has a 'pussy', is grossly wrong, inaccurate and inappropriate."
"Put another way...people behaving like SHEEP...That is what the institutions of power in society have always counted on to successfully gain and hold the power that religion and politics has had over the masses for centuries upon centuries...They count on the fact that people would rather conform and not question the propaganda their institution sells as "truth" as long as people can feel a certain sustained degree of security from such blind conformity...Ironically, those who crafted the man-made 'scriptures' of the Bible even brazenly used that very metaphor to describe their beautifully "blind believers", describing and referring to them as "sheep" and the church/priests as their "shepherds"
"If you embrace a belief that you can withhold forgiveness from anyone, you are withholding forgiveness for yourself. If you embrace the Christian teaching that only those who believe like you are 'Children of God', and only they are forgiven, and those of other faiths are condemned...if you embrace that thought, you are condemning yourself and PREVENTING healing for yourself, creating and attracting a seriously unhealthy path for your life."
"We can't ignore that WE, the United States, largely fueled by a Conservative presidency at the time (George W. Bush) and his Christian and Jewish constituency and advisers, continued a long legacy of undermining and attacking Islam...specifically Iraq and Afghanistan. Our actions were the metaphorical equivalent of your child being stung by a couple of hornets, and you get so angry that you decide to take a broomstick and SWAT the hornet's nest a dozen times. After doing so, you hypocritically exclaim to all your neighbors' horribly stung children that you did so because it was time to "BRING IT ON", etc.(The words George W. Bush famously said after our invasion of Iraq)"
"True values have NOTHING TO DO with organized religion...Let me repeat that for full effect...TRUE VALUES HAVE ZERO TO DO with organized religion. And to be fair, they also have ZERO to do with using alcohol or drugs of any kind for a recreational high, which is the epitome of unhealthy living."
"President OBama is grossly in error as he continues bending himself into a political pretzel by trying to argue that ISIS, Al Qaeda and other such Islamic radicals are NOT part of Islam. That is not just a laughable lie, it is a hysterical lie. These groups are first and foremost, fundamentally motivated by the teachings of Mohammed and the Koran that demand that ALL MUSLIMS help to create a world wide "caliphate", which means a world wide theocracy under Sharia Law, where the entire world's laws are to be governed by the teachings of Islam and the Koran."
"The mistaken thought that most people are suffering from is ironically caused by organized religion...that being the false fear-based teaching of the Big Three religions that you are separate from what 'God' is, and that you are at your essence 'evil', requiring first a 'human or animal blood sacrifice' and certain other conditions by which God might then 'save' you from eternal damnation. Stephen King novels don't even get that sick...I think I know where Stephen King got his early inspiration for his novels as a kid...SUNDAY SCHOOL!"
"People often ask what does the term "spiritual" mean. It means the non-physical, eternal energy and consciousness of the unseen. Einstein and Eddington, along with many more talented groundbreaking scientists over the centuries, are repeatedly helping us to see that there is clearly an unexplained, scientifically unseen "power" that is responsible for this physical world."