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Why is There a Devil… Just a Fictional Character…

Posted by apwood on April 16, 2009

So.. although I would consider myself a very spiritual person… I’ve never been religious.

I was baptized in two different christian religions and made to attend church as a child – which was good.  I learned the bible teachings, different religious philosophies, and the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ aspects of religion. (which is a whole other post)

In a nutshell, I think religion can be a ‘good’ thing offering people peace, fellowship, and purpose.  But, for me, the ‘bad’ fear-based teachings that you must be ‘a good person’ or you will find yourself face to face with the DEVIL when you die was always a problem for me.

Even as a young child it seemed backwards to teach love and acceptance for fear of hell.  Just never resonated with me.

So I chose as an adult to read about other religions and find what spirituality meant to me without participating in religion.  I found that unconditional love, acceptance, and non-judgment were the basics that made the most sense.  They feel good and right to me.

For me, I do believe that I have an obligation (mostly to myself and my evolvement) to strive to be a ‘good’ person.

Honesty, loyalty, unconditional acceptance, love, kindness, and giving are all words that I would hope one day would be words that those who knew me would use to describe who I was.

All of this I feel is important because of who I want to be not what I fear will happen to me if I do not.

I do not believe there is a separate entity named the ‘Devil’  although i do think the pain we may cause ourselves and others through unkind acts could be dark and painful, which could describe the despair we may feel.

I receive a daily email from Abraham-Hicks Publications.  They are excerpts from their teachings.  I was moved to share this as it seemed to sum up my underlying disbelief in a devil.

The “devil” is a fictional character made up (and perpetuated) by insecure humans who want to control other insecure humans. There’s a lot of power in fear, isn’t there? There shouldn’t be, because, really, what fear is, is power-less. If you understood Source, as we do, you would never fashion such fiction because there is only Well-Being that flows from that which is your Source.

Excerpted from the workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Our Love,
Jerry and Esther

I found this very powerful.

I also was moved to look at fear as something that i do to myself to take my own power away.

Wow…. it takes one sentence to change a perspective.  It can be said a hundred different ways but maybe only one really makes it clear.  Writing is a beautiful thing.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

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Why SHOULD You Vote for Angel in the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest?

Posted by apwood on January 30, 2009

Because it is for a great cause!

Hi! My pet has something to ask you: Will you vote for her in the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest – and help save other pets’ lives at the same time?

See my pet’s picture and message below. Helping animals is really important to me, and your donation will not only help my pet in the contest, but will save pets’ lives by reducing pet overpopulation. Thanks!

Angel Marie Butler

Hi!

I’m Angel Marie Butler. The person who takes care of me, Amy, has entered me in The Humane Society of the United States’ and Humane Society International’s Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest.

Now I need your vote to help me win some cool prizes — and to help me raise critical funds for spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation. Go here to vote for me by making a small donation to my sponsored charity!

To celebrate the 15th annual Spay Day on February 24, 2009, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International are telling everyone how spaying and neutering improves pets’ lives. In addition to making pets better, more affectionate companions, spaying and neutering helps animals live longer and healthier.

To enter the photo contest, my caregiver submitted this picture and wrote a few nice words about me. The rest is up to you: This is one contest in which you can “buy” votes — and that’s exactly what I’m asking you to do. In this contest, every US $1 you donate in my name both supports spay/neuter and awards me one vote in the contest! If I finish in the top 500, I’ll win some sweet prizes.

I’d appreciate your vote and donation today, but if you’d like to enter your own pet in the contest, then please do—I can handle some friendly competition! And if you want to stay on top of how I am doing in the contest, visit the Search Pets page and search for me by name.

You can now also find me on Facebook! You can share my entry with your family and friends — on Facebook.

Enter your pet in the contest and donate to vote today. You may enter the contest until 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 27, 2009; voting ends at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 6, 2009.

Sincerely,
Angel Marie Butler

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Why SHOULD YOU Help Shut Down Puppy Mills?

Posted by apwood on April 4, 2008

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Dear Friend,

Do you know about puppy mills? If you don’t — and even if you do — then you’ve got to watch this undercover video:

http://humanesociety.org/stoppuppymills

Puppy mills are large scale operations that force breeder dogs to produce litter after litter to support consumer demand for puppies. Puppies sold in pet stores or through Internet sites come from places filled with suffering, disease, malnutrition, and loneliness. Even the puppies themselves are often prone to a variety of diseases. Some die within days or weeks of purchase.

The Humane Society of the United States is working to stop puppy mills and they need your help.

Please watch this short video that exposes the cruelty of puppy mills. Then, you can take action by pledging to stop supporting the retailers that perpetuate cruel breeding practices.

Click here:
http://humanesociety.org/stoppuppymills

Thanks for taking action!

I signed up today after my friend Carey sent me this video – this is the email to share to let others know about this travesty.You can also learn more on Oprah today – her show is about Puppy Mills.

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