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Catalyst
by Peter Paton
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Sometimes a poem is not long enough to convey the true and complete message or indeed intent…hence we needs defer to prose...and I believe that only by stirring up controversy...can we find the real truth.....

Peter Paton

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I can now see, with the benefit of hindsight and foresight, and not a little experience, that I was made to be a Catalyst..

Perchance, we grow too big for our boots, the Creator has his own ways…. of bringing us back down to Earth unceremoniously….

To be a conduit for Good is a holy and wholesome thing..


The One , True and Universal God is not Hoodwinked…

He knows and sees whatever is going on,.... and indeed Satan or Lucifer, or whatever term you use to apply, is but on a short leash at God’s Command,..... to but torment and tantalize Mankind with both Scourges and Temptations



To be a Catalyst for Almighty God,.. is but the greatest honor and blessing that can be bestowed upon a man or woman…


 

There is no disparity between Man and Wo…Man

Woman is the rib of Adam…an appendage of Man,... and as such there is no Imbalance or Imperfection in Man…

When we are used as a Catalyst by the Supreme Being…we are acting as Proxies of the Divine….free and liberated from the sins and excesses of Fallen Man,... and outwith the flawed and devious grasp of Organised Religion…..and thereby that which we know as Miracles and Wonders are performed on a regular basis by his Sacred Mandate..

We would do well to remember that even Jesus Christ deferred to his Heavenly Father, ...who is both Absolute and Omnipotent….

I urge you Free Thinkers to be receptive to the fact that there are inestimable things that are beyond our Human Comprehension,.... and that Satan has performed his greatest trick and sleight of hand,... by seperating man from man, brother from brother, sister from sister,.... in the beguiling and duplicitous guise of Organised Religion.

I rest my case..

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
 
Catalyst

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Peter,

Excellent poetry . . . finely written!!


Best wishes,

Lance
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful write, Peter; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by jude forese
yes indeed Peter, there are those who are the catalysis of spiritual developement, initiating an enlightened reaction from the source of the great alchemist ... on the other hand, organized religion is an autogenuous stimulus, independent of and often the antithesis of the truth it proclaims to administer ... it is a means of controlling the masses through fear and deception ... i do not profess a belief in the devil, except for being the negative influence in the collective psyche of mankind but if it existed, organized religion would be it main course of control ....
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
Amen.

One of your most powerfully-written and well-presented works, Peter!
I second Richard in this one.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant!
Love&Blessings, Rhonda
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris
Peter,

And you made your case very well. An excellent reflection of your beliefs.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Very deep thoughts here Peter!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
On the otherside of the coin, God has used the univesal church to bring the message for over 2000 years, without the catholic church where would we be. We owe much to St Benedict, St John of the cross, the first pope St Peter, a church that has stayed faithful to the bible, His word. Have you ever read CS LEWIS Srewtape letters...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Yep. It is the great diverder, I must agree. Even in the best of times Organized Religion is a scar across the face of good men and women, who only want to live their lives as they think He would want them to. Organized Religion? Not all that much difference to me than organized crime . . .
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A case well-stated with much admirable spiritual conviction and human compassion. Thank you for lifting the lamp of your faith and sharing its light with the multitudes:-)
Aberjhani
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done. thank you for your comment on the kids' poetry, they love to read their comments.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Your words excel as a Catalyst! We forget that God's intent was (my opinion) for all to benefit from one another; from our Earth; from the beast and fowl; from all God has freely given us. Yet, there are the greedy politicians, CEOs and "church" leaders (who seem to glorify themselves rather than God) that would do otherwise...all in the name of God! And too many followers easily persuaded because of lack of true faith.

I find even the Bible being corrupted with interpretations, as well as those who would preach from it...and this saddens me.
Certainly, we reap what we sow. Or allow it to be.

Micke
Reviewed by Miss Pandora
Peter you brought Coelho to mind for me with this superb work...'Sometimes in the middle of an apprently endless battle, the warrior has an idea and he manages to triumph in a matter of seconds'...your words and spirit positively shout off the page my dear friend in a concise literary victory and once again the soul feels revitalised. Much respect to you Warrior of Light! Love Panda :)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Satan has performed his greatest trick and sleight of hand,... by seperating man from man, brother from brother, sister from sister,.... in the beguiling and duplicitous guise of Organised Religion.

And I think he's been doing it since mankind first walked the earth. I much prefer Private Religion - one on one with the Creator of All Things.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
Case rested, waiting for the jury to return the verdict. Lest the only true Judge renders his on. Deep thoughts within these lines.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
You nail this with "who is both Absolute and Omnipotent" For nothing is beyond the maind of almighty God...good write Peter
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Very good. Sometimes 'organized religion' can blind us to the reality simply because the 'messenger' is confused... Great 'prose' ponder.

Chrissy
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
To argue, feel a separation from or superiority over another because of religion, is one of the greatest wrongs that plagues mankind. Each of us is a child of God and as such, is perfect in His eyes. We would all do well to try to live up to His image of us and to learn that He is always there for us if we reach out to Him. Very nice prose, Peter.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by J M
Peter.............OH This is tops thank you....... I believe God has the Devil on a small chain too and he is alive and awake and knows all moves in this earth..... You rested your case very well. I also sought the wisdom and insight of this one. He is no respector man or woman God allows both to follow and to flow he is a great God. jesus always deferred to the Father excellent Peter.... I would love to visit and Bible study with you.... Some good points and the ending is so true and excellent... Judgement will come one day.

I do agree a side with Dai on the organised I think man tries to make God fit the plan.... So much has been done in the Name Of God that God has not authorized and he takes the slings from all sides.... Thank God he is a Awesome Giant God over all and he can handle them :)



Light & Love,

Joselyn
Reviewed by George Carroll
Judgment day will settle all cases.
Reviewed by Denise Contreras
Thank you Peter very important message you presented here.
Hugs Angela
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I recall the first time I wrote that you are a catalyst for positive harmony. Believe me evil has shown theirs in the last century but believe me our Creator has chosen his army of catalyst. I'm happy and secure that you are on the side of Creator.
Love and shalom!
susan
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Yes Sir Peter ...

and I heard the gavel of your words resonate unceremoniously on the head of the enemy in this splendiferous write.

If there was ever anything absolute that Christ taught it was that He could do nothing aside from the Father.

Of course scripture also clearly delineates that there will be great deception in this world in the end days and that the most henious decievers will be working from within the bastions of the human edifice masquerading as the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. It also clearly states that we are not to fear when we see these atrocities.

I believe that the book of Jude is right before the Revelation for a reason. And ... quite frankly ... when you hear someone that is truly anointed by the Holy Spirit of the Most High God, you will never be the same again. Never rest your quill man of God!

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Strong opinions and ones that I cannot disagree with being one who also does not believe in the concept of organized religion. This will probably be disliked by a lot, loved by some but give others pause to think which is always a good thing to do. Well done Peter.

Fee
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
well-written and so very, very important...thank you!
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
I agree with Daibhidh. Organized religion should be based on the teaching of Jesus Christ. Sure occasionally one needs some additions which are not always clear in the Bible. But there are those who want to represent Christ for their own fortunes. It is that which is wrong. I know they are human and subject to evil as much as I am, but that does not excuse them. Victor
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Sadly Satan Can Be Your Mother,Father,Brother,Sister,Cat,Dog,Rat Even
El Presidente Bush Or His Dog,i.e. Dick Chenny_

Guised Of Organized Religion Only Profits By $ Greed Like Any Other Creed In DOOMED Man Meets His Maker At Sleight Of His (My) Hand_

Obviously Satan Will Be There Attempting To BARTER With (God)...

Excellently Done...

Your Friend TRASK
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
Oh Peter, I am baying like a stag in unison with what you are saying here. But it is not just organised religion, but how spineless its spokesman are for God. They are more concerned with fitting God into the world rather than the other way about. Many religious leaders love the sound of their own intellect and seduce us with the liberalising views. I got converted under the solid, non-compromising, straight down the line preaching of a retired coal miner in a wee gospel hall in Whitburn. Before I heard him I had already listened to social preachers who preached a gospel that was no gospel at all. They had no conviction, and were not really bothered about the spiritual starvation levels of my soul.
Polititions and religious leaders (of the careerist kind, trying not to generalise) walk hand in hand with their duplicity. God may be pushed into the periphery of society today, but He will deal with man in His good time.
Thanks for stirring me up Peter - God bless ye ma man!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
There is an important message within this poem. Thank you, Peter!!!!

Lots of love,
Wandie Angel :o)
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