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Christianity is Dead, Thelema Lives

Christianity is Dead, Thelema Lives is the title of this blog.

In short, this is a polemical statement. We know there are billions of Christians as of this new vulgar decade of 2010. There are certainly a lot of Christians and they are not dead, nor do we want them dead. On the contrary, we want them to Live fully.

Christianity as a whole is dead, having been choked by the exoteric dogmas accumulated over centuries of superstitious and fearful tragedies.

The message of Christ has been perverted and used for political power. One need only take one glance to the right at the Sermon of the Mount as taught by Jesus and another glance to the left at the decadently opulent Vatican to see one of the most basic hypocrisies.

Christianity may be dead, but Thelema [Greek for ‘Will’] lives. The Law of Thelema can be summarized with a few short quotations from the Book of the Law:

“The word of the Law is Thelema.”

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”

“Thou hast no right but to do thy will.”

“Love is the law, love under will.”

“There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.”


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  1. January 3, 2010 at 5:09 am

    interesting… i would rather follow Sophia. to do what thy will has many implications you’d have to explain. like what limitations would you put on will and who’s will? Thou as in Martin Buber’s I/THOU or God or just myself and my reason and logic? how would we measure if a person’s reason and logic are skewed?

    i have many more questions, but will stop there to hear your answers. peace!

    • January 3, 2010 at 5:30 am

      93 Luke – You may follow “Sophia” if that is your Will, for to follow Sophia is to follow Wisdom, whose occult name is Chokmah which is the Will of God, one with one’s own Will! Will means different things at different points in one’s Path, but Will transcends Buber’s I-Thou relationship. He had a very dualistic conception of God – we seek to unite with & identify with God and find our own Godhead. Reason and logic cannot attain to this truth but are not discarded entirely. You cannot ‘measure’ the Will because it is not a physical quantity but the dynamic aspect of oneself, which at a certain point is coterminous with the Will of All, the Will of the Universe, the very Will of God. Thanks for your comments!

      • January 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

        still really doesn’t take into account mentally handicapped or demented people. nor do i find Buber having a dualistic conception of God.. namely following in his tradition’s idea of “God is God and you are not” which has been picked up by various Christian streams as well. sure part of the divine light/wisdom is within us, sure, but not in total.

        you’re also claiming that Sophia=Thelema through occult names largely through the The qabalistic tree of life. i’m sensing a free-source method emerging that’s a cut-and-paste job on various forms of occult and orthodox religions. i think i see where you’re going and while i affirm it could for others, i simply can’t see it from where i stand.

      • January 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

        93 Luke – What does not take into account mentally handicapped or demented people? Every man and every woman is a star and they shine in accordance with their nature, abilities, and proclivities.

        ” nor do i find Buber having a dualistic conception of God.. namely following in his tradition’s idea of “God is God and you are not” which has been picked up by various Christian streams as well. “

        That is exactly the duality I am speaking of: the duality of God AND Man which is dual, not God IS Man. Deus est Homo.

        ” sure part of the divine light/wisdom is within us, sure, but not in total.”

        That is where we differ. All souls are able to know All being All themselves. It is a matter of identity with the infinite which comes when the “narrow chinks” of separateness are burned away.

        “ou’re also claiming that Sophia=Thelema through occult names…”

        I am saying that Sophia or Wisdom is identical with Will in the Hermetic Qabalah. You would have to get 777 by AC to begin to understand this method & system. Thelema says “Be not contented with the image. I who am the Image of an Image say this. Debate not of the image, saying Beyond! Beyond!” (Liber LXV) and “the Great Work is one, and the Initiation is one, and the Reward is one, however diverse are the symbols wherein the Unutterable is clothed.” Thanks again for your comments.

      • January 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm

        “What does not take into account mentally handicapped or demented people?”

        the Christian doctrine of sin. we cannot know the full extent of our actions. sure we can know ourselves, know ourselves as beings of light, children of God but that does not make us God. just part. i believe in incarnation but i also beleive we are human-animals. we cannot know our existence in total as there is much mystery in the world. that’s my view… i’m looking to be proven wrong, maybe you’re on to something here.. but i can’t see it.

      • January 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

        93 Luke: The Christian doctrine of sin does not take into account a lot of things…

        “we cannot know the full extent of our actions. sure we can know ourselves, know ourselves as beings of light, children of God but that does not make us God. just part. “

        That is where we differ. In Thelema, God Herself divided to make the worlds and is both above us & in us & all around us. The self which is one with God is not the same as the partial personality or ego, which must be annihilated for the Pan-Self to emerge & come out to play

        “i believe in incarnation but i also beleive we are human-animals.”

        One of our Holy Books says, “I am clothed with the body of flesh; I am one with the Eternal and Omnipotent God.” We must simultaneously understand ourselves as partial & finite, clothed with the body of flesh as well as understand our identity that is one with the Eternal and Omnipotent God. We express this as “None and Two” in Thelema, which in the normal terminology of Western philosophy is saying “Reality is both One/unity and Many/plurality. There are many further mysteries in the Book of the Law and elsewhere on this particular point.

        From a different angle: While we cannot know all the facts of the universe since our mental faculties deal with relations, contrasts, and particulars, we can come to the identity of our self/soul with God/all. Thanks again for your comments.

      • January 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

        “God Herself divided to make the worlds and is both above us & in us & all around us.” -this sounds pantheistic.

        “which must be annihilated for the Pan-Self to emerge & come out to play ”
        -this sounds like a repackaged Buddhist philosophy mixed with various judeo-christian occult understandings. it is also dangerously close to scientology which also has this principle as well.

        “we can come to the identity of our self/soul with God/all”
        -yup… okay. Christianity does this too. doesn’t sound all that different from the incarnation and embodied doctrines and dogmas of Christianity. i’d dare say all streams of Christiantiy (fundie,conservative,orthodox,prog. etc.) would agree on those aspects.

      • January 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm

        93 Luke – “his sounds pantheistic.”

        It is. Thelema is pantheistic in many ways but also monotheistic and polytheistic in other ways… It is a monopolypantheism! (also a form of Dialectical Monism)

        “this sounds like a repackaged Buddhist philosophy mixed with various judeo-christian occult understandings. it is also dangerously close to scientology which also has this principle as well.”

        One would think you would be more familiar with the Christian version of abandoning father & mother and all things before coming unto Jesus… The basic idea is that identification with the partial self is released to the All-Self. This can be said in Buddhist, Christian, or Scientologist ways I am sure but we assert it over and over with different emphases in Thelema. This is the exact opposite of Scientology and other religions where you submerge your sense of autonomy, sovereignty, and personal liberty to the whims of some larger group – it is rather the submerging of your normal sense of identity in a Greater sense of identity. There are so many ways to express this Even that I could be rambling all day with different metaphors and phrases.

        “yup… okay. Christianity does this too. doesn’t sound all that different from the incarnation and embodied doctrines and dogmas of Christianity. i’d dare say all streams of Christiantiy (fundie,conservative,orthodox,prog. etc.) would agree on those aspects.”

        You would dare very, very wrong. Most forms of Christianity have explicitly denied the possibility of identification or union with God and people have literally been put to death for claiming this in the past. Thanks.

      • January 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

        “You would dare very, very wrong”

        haven’t read much church history have you? ppl saying that you can be total God, yes, they have been put to death. ppl saying that we are incarnated, embodied beings like Jesus who was 100% human 100% divine and we’re something like 100% and at best 50% divine, that’s the core of Christian thought. like Romans and putting on the mind of christ… come on now. if you wanna claim something is dead, you should at least know the core doctrines, creeds, and histories. know thine enemy?

  2. January 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    “You would dare very, very wrong”

    haven’t read much church history have you? ppl saying that you can be total God, yes, they have been put to death. ppl saying that we are incarnated, embodied beings like Jesus who was 100% human 100% divine and we’re something like 100% and at best 50% divine, that’s the core of Christian thought. like Romans and putting on the mind of christ… come on now. if you wanna claim something is dead, you should at least know the core doctrines, creeds, and histories. know thine enemy?

  3. Mark
    January 8, 2010 at 2:15 am

    “Christianity is Dead, Thelema Lives is the title of this blog. In short, this is a polemical statement.”
    It reminds me of John Lennon’s statement of February 9, 1966: ‘The Beatles are bigger than Jesus’. It was, of course, true but made some people “dangerous scared”, to borrow a phrase from Easy Rider. Perhaps things have changed a little by now. I certainly hope so, and commend your daring efforts.

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