March 22nd, 2007
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Thomas Paine.
I come this afternoon to discuss my previous
channeling in light of a reaction to it by a church colleague.
When you received that message, you understood everything I was
saying, including my intentions. But this was not evident at all
to your friend. So let me be more explicit.
First of all, let me say that I live in a Celestial Sphere
past the third, without number. So I believe that all
forms of violence are wrong.
I did not believe this way on Earth, obviously. But if you read
my previous channeling carefully, you will realize that I no where
justified violence. Let me explain.
You will remember that in your channeling of Oliver
Cromwell, you learned that he felt the full brunt of his actions
with the Law of Compensation because he had an evil motive to do
those acts of violence.
You channeled Abraham Lincoln, who said
that he barely suffered even though so much bloodshed occurred as
a result of his decisions. I know this still doesn't make sense
to you, but that's because you are not the Creator.
I was making the point that the more important factor in
violence in war has to do with one's motives. Since my
motives were generally sincere, genuine, and noble (I
wanted to oppose injustice and bring about freedom), I
suffered less than those Revolutionaries who took sadistic
delight in harming and killing the British, and this did
exist in that period.
But the truth of the matter is that because of the
consequences of my acts, and the fact that I was a mere
imperfect mortal, I could not escape suffering and guilt
over here, and this is because even with my best
intentions, it was mixed with earthplane negativity and
sin, which caused me to suffer over here.
I made the additional point that regardless of how they
got there, the fact remains that the colonists were able
to assemble a Constitution and a government that was
unusual and extraordinary for mortal history. The war, as
all wars are, was a hodgepodge of motives, of sinful hate
and noble ideals, of conviction and betrayal. The direct
result of this mess was the Constitution and the Bill of
Rights, which were not tainted by the impurities and sins
of war. And that is because the Creator had a hand in it.
So I hope I have clarified that I did not in any way wish
to condone violence in my previous message. I was just
making the point that the new American government itself
was a thing apart, and entirely separate from the
ambivalence and horrors of the war that preceded it.