"What God are we Praying to?" - Guest Post by Lucinda
OK, this needs to be addressed. It seems there are two groups that most of our little subculture can be separated into. Either very Christian on one hand, and on the other the New Agey/celestials/annanuki/ascended ones/aliens/hollow earth/etc. folks. And I think we are starting to annoy each other a little bit. We each cause the others a bit of eye rolling. One side thinks the other are low vibration primitives and that side thinks the other to be whackjobs. I'm personally trying not to have these attitudes, but I think they are out there. Now, I know where orthodox Judeo-Christian theology comes from. I am not sure of the sources of the other side's doctrine.
I'm sorry for those who had bad experiences with religion but God isn't really responsible for people screwing up what He's really saying and wants from us. I know plenty of well-adjusted and super-loving people of traditional faith. And I'm sorry if the old testament can be harsh. Sometimes God went to great measures to either protect or teach His people. Also, sometimes we just want to see grace and love all the time, but justice is part of His character too. He does give a lot of chances.
And as far as I've ever seen Yaweh is the father of Yeshua, not his adversary. All I've seen says Yeshua refers to his Father in heaven and he comes from a line of people who worship Yaweh. He never corrects or refutes the obvious conclusion of who His Father is. And as far as the Davinci code stuff about Mary Magdelane and children; stuff like that seemed to be aggressively refuted by those close to him in the first century, not buried with revisionist history by the Catholic Church centuries later.
This is all on documentary evidence that could be faked as well as pure faith, and maybe I'm wrong. However, I and people I know have had real experiences with God. Ones that are perceivable with senses and not just feelings. Maybe it was a bad presence trying to perpetuate a lie, but it sure felt benevolent. Maybe it was the Yeshua as you understand Him. But if it was, he did not bother to correct my understanding; my theology, my doctrine, for some reason.
I want to know the real truth, but I'm going to need to see or experience more than postings on Dinar news sites to move me from where I am. Which, as I said is based on something more real than just an old book and how I was raised.