“If the Spiritual Consciousness the ‘mighty Angel’ that the clairvoyant seer, John the Revelator, saw descending out of the Heavens shall carry away the pillars of material evolution, a Temple of Truth divinely fair will spring, Phoenix-like, to take its place. Eyes shall then be opened and ears unstopped. Man will then realize that the so-called lower forms of life are just as complex, wonderful and difficult to form as the organism of man that proto-plasm is as wonderful in any other form as in the fray matter of the human brain, which is only another form of its expression that the molecular composition of a jelly-fish puzzles the greatest chemist, and the wisdom of a beaver is enough to strike dumb all the believers in the Darwinian fairy tale.
And has the dream of good and evil any better foundation than has this one of material evolution? We are here to solve the problems of life, not to evade them; and, to name the mighty operations of Eternal Wisdom, good and evil is simply evading instead of solving.
The universal Principle, Spirit, or God, is impartial. Saint and Sinner are one in the Eternal Mind. God, or Infinite Life is not in the least injured by so-called good or evil. The Spiritual Ego is the interested party and must work out its own Salvation. There is no point in the universe better, higher, or nearer God, or the centre, than any other point. All places are necessary, and no one is favored over any other. As Huxley well said, ‘Good and evil are opposite poles of the same absurdity.’ Good must have evil for its opposite, if it exists at all. He who would realize Being must get rid of the concept of good, as well as the concept of evil. Good and evil are qualifications, and Being does not admit of qualification or grades. It simply is. The ideal we call good eternally exists, but its name is wisdom’s operations. Nothing is low or high, good or bad, except to that individual concept which allows comparison. ‘Comparisons are odious.’
Physical Science, so-called, declares in its text-books that light travels from the sun to the earth in eight minutes a distance of about ninety-five million miles. To question this statement a few years ago meant ostracism from the circle of the elect who knew things. But today the iconoclast stands at the gate of the temples of learning and batters at the walls with the hammer of Thor. Fear and trembling seize upon the votaries of material gods as they see evolution, progression, the theories of electricity, light and heat, good and evil, all cast into the crucible of truth for transmutation in the Divine Alchemy of Being, all dissolving as pieces of ice of different sizes and shapes change to water.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 29, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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