Blasphemy is the justification for persecuting and murdering anyone who exceeds the official narrative. The official narrative when believed creates a constraint within the mind. That constraint establishes the parameters upon ‘contemplative thought’. If I believe this is ‘good’ and that is ‘bad’ then my devotion to ‘good’ rejects what is ‘bad’. Good and bad is established in religious, legal and moral contexts to be worshipped as personal ‘truth’. In a religious jurisdiction any words or behaviour that exceeds the official narrative can result in an accusation of blasphemy.
In truth the concept of ‘blasphemy’ itself is what is blasphemous. Blasphemy is the criteria that informs perception when a ‘believer’ is exposed to or contemplates a greater truth. Blasphemy rejects a greater truth. When someone or something shows us a truth that exceeds official doctrine a believer may reject it or may feel fear or anger. We cannot feel anger unless our mind recognises what it defines to be ‘blasphemous’. Blasphemy is used by religion to constrain reality within perception that is prejudiced by the beliefs that sustain the official narrative.
What does it matter what we believe or how we behave? To control the man you must control his mind. If you compare historical Christianity with modern Christianity it is clear that the church has much less power now than it had in previous centuries. Without control of the minds of others you have no power over them. What we believe can constrain or liberate our expressed behaviour. A threat of violence has no effect upon the body’s chemistry unless it is believed. A threat of violence cannot create fear in the heart of the believer unless it is believed.
Fear is the chemical effect of exposure to certain qualifying stimulus. How do we know when we are exposed to the stimulus that we fear? We know because we have predefined what we ‘perceive’ to be a fearful stimulus. Is perception the cause of fear? Not directly. What we feel is determined by what we believe about what we perceive in our experiences. The individual beliefs we hold about any stimulus to which we are exposed is what controls our feelings. So why do we feel fear? Fear is caused by what we believe about the stimulus to which we are exposed.
Our perception must detect fearful beliefs about Muslims, Catholics, Protestants or Jews before we can chemically respond to those individuals in behavioural or emotional terms. Detection of the stimulus to which our feelings respond in emotional terms requires criteria to separate what we fear from what we do not. Our beliefs prejudice our perception of any stimulus for which we hold a belief. We may have different beliefs about the same stimulus. We chemically respond in emotional terms to stimulus. For example we use different beliefs to define ‘friend’ and ‘enemy’.
It is how our individual beliefs judge an experience that determines how we feel when our perception confirms our exposure to that particular experience. Someone who loses their memory loses their awareness of their own beliefs. The alleged blasphemer is someone who has forgotten their faith or has chosen not to believe any longer. A blasphemer is also someone whose thoughts, words and behaviour exceed the constraints permitted by the official beliefs of their religion. Religion may kill a blasphemer. We can’t kill the truth. What is the truth?
The truth cannot be defined because it exists beyond all the beliefs. In truth what we believe cannot define what is real and what is possible. Religion has tried but failed to define truth. The religious hypothesis if believed can only limit our understanding of God. What is God? God is the infinite unlimited possibilities that lie beyond all the beliefs that currently trespass within our mind attempting to define what is real and what is possible. Beliefs are a limitation. Reality cannot be defined and there are no limits upon what is possible so there is no belief that can define it.
Archaeological relics provide evidence of the limits upon creative expression imposed by the constraints of religious beliefs. God exists beyond the limits of all beliefs including those that attempt to define God. All the schools of thought and religions rely upon beliefs to define reality. What we experience now in terms of technological expression exceeds what religious beliefs previously permitted. Science and religion offer competing hypotheses. Each competing hypothesis attempts to plagiarise the source of life’s creative expression. God is beyond all words. Religion is belief.
If a belief is not true it is a sin. The cause of all suffering in the world is a belief. A miracle exceeds what is considered possible within the mind of a witness to the ‘perceived’ miracle. If the miracle was understood then it would not be considered a ‘miracle’. What is considered possible is incarcerated within what is believed to be possible. The miracle is anything that exceeds what is believed to be possible. For God nothing is impossible. All beliefs are limitations and therefore cannot be of God.
Blasphemy seeks to constrain man within each religion’s interpretation of truth contained within numerous books each competing for the title ‘truth’. Truth can withstand any challenge! Any truth that cannot withstand a challenge is not true. Truth is beyond any belief. A belief is what we do not know. So to replace a belief with a greater truth is forgiveness. Blasphemy refers to a belief claiming to be the ‘whole’ truth. We can only believe what we do not know. To replace the whole truth with a belief is to constrain truth within the belief’s version of it.
This is what is meant by blasphemy. KJV, Mathew 3.21, “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” Blasphemy means to replace the whole truth with our understanding of the whole truth. The whole truth is the ‘Holy Spirit’. Blasphemy is any belief that claims to be the whole truth. ‘Eternal damnation’ means to experience the recurring results that only come from worshipping fixed or dogmatic beliefs. Eternal damnation comes from worshipping fixed beliefs ensuring the same results over and over again.
We are eternally damned to the same effects if we do not change what we believe. Fixed beliefs cause us to reject any greater truth. Dogma is a rejection of God. Eternal is more commonly replaced by the word ‘infinite’. Manufacturing shows that fixed activities ensure fixed results. The whole truth or Holy Spirit cannot be defined. A mind that worships a belief claiming to be the whole truth is ‘eternally damned’ to experience the same results. Fixed beliefs are the cause of the recurring wars and suffering.
Fixed beliefs prevent the mind from realising any greater truth. Beliefs are what prevent the believer’s salvation from the recurring thoughts, feelings and behaviour that result from worshipping fixed beliefs. The concept of blasphemy, as defined by religious believers, is done to justify killing or condemning ‘non-believers’. The religious understanding and interpretation of the word ‘blasphemy’ is the blasphemy!
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