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The Easter Miracle

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 04, 2020 • 50 Comments

One of the criminals who were hanged there was saying, “ Save Yourself and us!” The other was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” – Jesus’s Crucifixion, from the Gospel of Luke (LK... Read More

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Near-Death Is Not Real Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 21, 2020 • 127 Comments

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.”        – Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) from Through the Looking-Glass (1871) The death process is amazingly... Read More

What Is Humankind?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 14, 2020 • 39 Comments

So God created mankind in His own image; In His own image God created them; Male and female He created them. God blessed the humans by saying to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it!” – (Gen 1:27-28) Ascribed to the Prophet Moses (?-1273 BC) For all of human history our religions... Read More

The Ongoing Act of Creation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2020 • 44 Comments

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God... Read More

Peeking Behind the Curtain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 29, 2020 • 67 Comments

In the beginning, God created the universe. When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. – (Gen 1:1-3) Ascribed to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh, Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More

Selling Love-Based Living in a Fear-Based World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 15, 2020 • 49 Comments

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world… And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?                                          – W.B. Yeats (1845-1939) from “The Second Coming” Many people have an increasing sense that Western civilization is falling apart. Some of us... Read More

Are People by Nature Fear-Based or Love-Based?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 08, 2020 • 48 Comments

“What is man that You should remember him, or the son of man that You should care for him? You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor.”                                      – The Apostle Paul (Heb 2:6-7) We enter our earth-lives as beautiful people, loving... Read More

Fear-Based vs. Love-Based Institutions

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 01, 2020 • 48 Comments

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”                                        – Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) The most powerful force depressing the consciousness vibrations of all of humankind is the fact that every human institution is fear-based. We have seen that this is true... Read More