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Who Am I?

Reader comment on item: Aztecs, Moors, and Christians: Festivals of Reconquest in Mexico and Spain
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Submitted by Wesley Barnard (United States), Jun 9, 2010 at 08:46

Sister, First, may I offer sincere congratulations for being awake and alive, spiritually enough to ask the subject question. I am an old man who has been in search of this same question. For over 35 years I studied the Bible and have come to realize it as the most authoritative document I could find. I am studying over literature and for some time the more I learned about the early origins of man, the more puzzling it became. However, I must say that, recent discoveries are adding clarity. For example, I have recently learned that we, all Americans, have been deceived and enslaved secretly into servitude to the international banking cartel via our own government. I have learned that we really own nothing. We have the use of things, but do not own them. On the other hand, because we live in a world of commerce, we have a trust with unlimited credit. Access has been hidden and in most cases actually denied. But the proof is available to those willing to dedicate the time to conduct due diligence. Spiritually, I have grown beyond Religion. Religion is a trap, a snare, a global spiritual prostitute and the handmaiden of the kings of the earth. Stay away from organized religion. She is described in the Book of Revelation as "Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots". On the other hand, I do believe in the Messiah, the Christ, the sacrificial 'lamb' of God concept and yes, I recognize that he is Jesus, my 'potential' savior. Actual, salvation is pretty much up to me. Do I accept Jesus as my ultimate savior or not? Am I willing to live by the spiritual principles he taught or not? Neither God nor Jesus forces us or threatens us or intimidates us to make that choice. Religion does. I have come to the conclusion that SPIRITUALITY is the key. By that I mean, spirituality is transcends religion. Spirituality, to me, means loving God and loving my fellow man. I will not disobey my God's spiritual principles nor will I harm my fellow man. In fact, I believe once a soul reaches this level of existence, and I have met many of them, they would rather sacrifice themselves than harm another. Another interesting observation I have made is that these spiritual souls are at peace - with themselves and with others. Perhaps, more on this subject later. This message is getting lengthy and I do hope it has been helpful? As for the racial aspect, I too am on a research project regarding the Moors. More on that later. If you would like to continue dialogue with us, please contact me ... Perhaps, you could share your thoughts and ideas with us? Many minds focused on the same subject offered in the spirit of gaining accurate knowledge is extremely valuable as I learned in my 35 years of study of the Scriptures. Peace and love to you and yours, always.

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