I saw an image where this guy holding up a Bible for a photo shoot! I was shocked about the hypocrisy!!! He who acts so opposite to the principles and values described in that Bible!
To hold up a Bible does not proclaim the purity of your values, your actions towards others does.
I immediately thought of the concept of Christ-Consciousness versus Anti-Christ(consciousness).
Christ Consciousness is not about a specific religion; not necessarily about Christianity either. Yes, it can be, but you can be Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Pagan, Aboriginal, Witch, Shaman, Sangoma, or any religion or non-religion orientation under the sun, to have and act with a Christ-consciousness. So, people may not even know that they have a Christ-conscious mentality. It is actually known as a Higher Consciousness which means that all people of all colour, culture, religion and nationality or orientation on this earth, who share certain attitudes actually have a Christ Consciousness.
Wikipedia describes Higher consciousness as ‘the consciousness of a god or “the part of the human mind that is capable of transcending animal instincts”. The concept was significantly developed in German Idealism, and is a central notion in contemporary popular spirituality. However, it has ancient roots, dating back to the Bhagavad Gita and Indian Vedas.’
You see, Higher Consciousness is a universal mentality, related to general collective human evolution, not a specific religion, colour or culture. The attributes of Christ- or Higher-consciousness are lived in physical and mental daily practical reality. These attributes are described as: Love, Compassion, Patience, Peace, Charity, Oneness, Humility, Gratitude, Non-judgment, Non-elitism and Non-Bias. People who practice Christ-Consciousness is aware of an innate regard for all life and treat everyone and everything on earth and in heaven, with regard.
These principles and values are based on respect, concern and understanding to support all life human and other on this earth for the sake of constructive evolution. There is no control or authoritarian power over others that enrich the self politically, materially or otherwise by using fear, greed, suppression, anger, control, violence or power.
Unfortunately, the behaviour and history of the Christian Church has tainted the association of Christ so negatively, that we would rather use the word Higher Consciousness today than Christ Consciousness. The original holy books and all the prophets, mystics and serious spiritual students in history, no matter their culture, religion or worldview, had no human side-agenda of having power over others. They all spoke the same spiritual language with a tone of values that comes down to Universal Love. They were interested and understood the need for us all to evolve and grow, heal and cultivate our human soul and spirit in the interest of sustaining all life on Earth in positive ways. True spirituality is not about manipulation, conversion or control.
I believe that our humanity in today’s time has succumbed to such a deep desire for dominance, power, wealth and self-importance, that we have lost sight of our true spirit and reason for being on the Earth, together with diverse peoples. Especially when prominent leaders on the world stage who serve as an example for others, has such self-serving dominating intentions, that they act contrary to the principles of Higher Consciousness. That, to me, indicates signs of Anti-Christ-(consciousness), even when they hold up a bible and try to impress on others their alliance with Christian values. Their behaviour tells the truth, not their symbolic pretentious display.
I declare myself in alliance with the values that support and respect all people on earth, no matter colour, creed or religion. I am against all racism and fascism.
Love and Blessings,