Free Will is the one true gift that we humans really do own. The single most important difference between us and the animals, is simply that we have the gift of reasoning. We also have the ability to use it to make rational decisions, to actually determine the course our lives should take. This is our Gift, but most of us don’t use it. This is one of the very few rights that we are truly born with and most of us spend the rest of our lives trying to give it away. They go to their governments, churches and courts to ask, “Please tell me what is right and wrong, make these decisions for me. Show me how to live my life.” Use that great, reasoning, human mind and make your own decisions, use your own judgment of the right and wrong things to do, Decide where you want your life to go and how you want to get there. It’s your decision, make it!
Let me make something perfectly clear, This is not a church, This is something new. In fact, we really should make a new name for it, one that better describes our aims and goals.The main purpose of a church is to control people. It is a very clever method of mind control used by a small fraction of the population to control a large percentage of the rest. It works rather well, it works because most people want to be told what to do and not to do, most are afraid to make even the simplest decisions on their own.
A church exerts it’s control through scare tactics and guilt. “If you don’t live your life the way we tell you to, then you’re a sinner and unless you get saved (By Us) you will go to a place where you will burn throughout eternity.” The churches have a cataloged system of sins that grows at a fantastic rate, a 3-D graph on it would resemble an exploding star. The way they are laid out, nobody living could possibly keep from tripping on some of them, nearly every day of our lives. Then, every time you break one, the church plays on the guilt that you feel.
You know, if I had something that I was giving away and the only way I could get anyone to take it would be to scare them into it, I would begin to wonder if it was even worth anything at all. They frighten you into it, then use that fear to hold you and the guilt to keep you in line. And of course the carrot on the string just out of your reach, the promise of heaven when you die, that is of course if you can find a way through the web of sins to get there.
From another point of view, we are the mirror image of a church. The churches have all of the answers, except the one’s to Our questions. We, on the other hand, have very few answers, just questions. But have you ever noticed, the people with questions are learning, stretching their intelligence. The flip-side of that is also true, if someone has all of the answers, then he isn’t learning anything at all.
Have you ever looked up the meaning of Brainwashing? In the Webster’s Contemporary it says, “To alter the convictions, beliefs, etc., of by systematic indoctrination.” Does that sound familiar to any of you? It sounds like every church that I have ever known, and they start it young, bible school while the children are at their most impressionable age. That, to me is a crime, it’s bad enough when an adult begs for it, but the children, they never knew what hit them.
While I can’t promise you streets of Gold, I will not threaten you with swimming in a lake of molten brimstone either. What I Can promise you, is that after you realize just what the churches really Are and Do and were Created for in the First place, then all that Guilt, all that Fear, will be gone. But until you have lost it, you won’t realize just how great a load you’ve been carrying, or how great it feels to be free of it.
All you really have to do is reach the point when you finally say, “Enough, I will not be controlled, I will not be anyone’s puppet, Ever Again. I take back the control of my life, I will make my own decisions and be my own judge of what is Right and Wrong for ME! I will control my own Destiny.”
That’s all it takes to become a member of the Church of Free Will, simply start using the Human gift of reasoning and choice, take control of your life Today. Everyone’s life, is made up of billions of intersections. Crossroads, side roads, forks, etc…… and at the heart of each one is a decision to be made. That is the heart and soul of what Free Will is all about, you are free to choose the road that your life is taking, by the turns YOU decide to make along the way.
I have actually been asked, “What difference does it really make if I make all these decisions or someone else makes them for me?”. The best reason that I know of is the fact that although our lives are made up of billions of decision points, it usually comes down to only a few of them that control the direction our lives take. Many times, it is just one, tiny, seemingly insignificant decision, that would have set your life on a totally different track, sometimes the choice of one word over another can change the entire aspect of the future. Now I don’t know about you, but when that time comes, I want to be sure that it is MY choice, not anyone else’s. The only way to do that, is to take the control and responsibility of making All of your own decisions, you can’t control the car when you’re sitting in the back seat, you have to be steering it yourself.
We are a growing, but still loose-nit organization. Right now, our main focus is trying to get people to break free of the brainwashing and start thinking for themselves. As we grow in numbers and strength we will be able to do a lot more. Our main goal is to be an Influence on the Maturing of humankind. It’s high time for us to grow up as a species, to move on to the adult stage of our evolution. Our bodies have reached a plateau on the evolutionary scale, and the more we control our environment, the less change we’ll see in the human body. On the other hand, our minds have only just begun to evolve. That’s what we are striving for, there is no guessing the heights that the human intellect could reach if we would all throw off the chains, bondage and slavery that are holding us back and down. Our churches and governments are the two key players in all three.
There’s quite a number of people out there that are already taking control of their lives, fed up with way that the churches, courts and the government have been controlling their lives. If we could all unite, we would be a force to be reckoned with already. So if you’re one of us, or are on your way to becoming one of us, contact us and let us know, it’s always good to meet a kindred spirit and if you have any questions, ask away. We also welcome suggestions, things we could do and might not have thought of yet. If you’re one of us, let us know your thoughts and ideas. Think, that’s the real key to everything. I always enjoy talking to a thinker, it’s always a learning experience. So if you have any suggestions, let me know, I’ll personally bring it up. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to nudge humanity along a better path, one that leads to a brighter tomorrow with Religion for persistence of human race.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain written in stone. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable, changing our views with the currents and eddies caused by new the facts being uncovered. We will have to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and in some cases our entire educational system and family histories before we can begin to discover reality through curiosity, reasoning, and deductive logic.
I said earlier that this is not a Church, well, I don’t want to be called a preacher, minister, or father, at least in the Catholic sense. I am one of the original founding fathers and I guess in that sense I could accept it. I would really prefer “Adviser”, that is one of the main duties that I perform for the church. What I actually give is my opinions, and we all know what they say about them, “—and everyone’s got one.” People ask for advice and I in turn give them my opinion on the subject. Then they have an option, whether it is right for them or not is up to each individual to decide for themselves. See, there’s that word again, “decide”. That’s our main goal, to get the human race to think things out and make their own choices, to take back control of their life again.
I know that sounds like an impossible goal, but always remember this: A small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. We are not simply awaiting the twenty first century, we intend to shape and mold it. If you are a person of vision, and recognize the disparity between “what is” in the world and “what could be,” then I truly hope you will join us and the others who are working to make this a better world for everyone. Join the march into the new millennium with your eyes wide open and your mind free to explore.