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The Crowd Say I'm Not Normal.
What is normal? Who is normal? Am I or are you? It is simply ones perception, a belief, view point, opinion, and most humans are very adapted at blindly following without question what a group or an individual who holds a perceived status, therefore what s/he says has got to be true - why not?
Well I'm one of the minority of humans that looks into matters, thinks and rationalises about what I hear and do not do for myself but deny others the same or similar requests.
Below are some quotes that I have come across. I have specified the author and source. They are quotes that I can see much logic in and fully appreciate and endorse.
The following 5 quotes are from the book: 'Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed' by Lauence Gardner.
"...based on the notion of the 'survival of the fittest'. Today it is plain that wealth, rather than health, is a major stepping-stone towards being socially fit, whilst another criterion is obedience to the law.
Above such considerations, however, there is a further requirement: the requirement to toe the party line while paying homage to the demigods of power. This prerequsite has nothing to do with obeying the law or with behaving properly - it relies totally on not rocking the boat and on withholding opinions that do not conform. Those who break ranks are declared heretics, meddlers and troublemakers, and as such are deemed socially unfit by their governing establishment. Perceived social fitness is consequently attained by submitting to indoctrination and forsaking personal individuality in order to preserve the administrative status quo. By any standard of reckoning, this can hardly be described as a democratic way of life..."
"... By virtue of this, individual rights, liberties and welfare are controlled by political dictate, and such dictates determine who is socially fit and who is socially unfit at any given time. In many cases this even corresponds to decisions on who will survive and who will not. To this end, there are many who seek positions of influence for the sheer sake of gaining power over others. Serving their own interests, they become manipulators of society..."
"...It is not by chance that, from the Middle Ages, the motto of Britain's Princes of Wales has been Ich dien (I serve). The motto was born directly from the Grail Code during the age of Chivalry. By gaining kingly succession through hereditary lineage rather than being elected, it was important for those next in line to promote the ideal of service. But have the monarchs actually served? More to the point, whom have they served? In general - and certainly through the feudal and Imperil eras - they have 'ruled', in collusion with their ministers and the Church. Rule is not service, and it has no part in the justice, equality and tolerance of the democratic ideal..."
...In this present age of computer technology, satellite tele-communications and an international space industery scientific advancement takes place at an alarming rate. With each stage of development arriving ever moe quickly, the functinality competent will emerge as the 'survivors', while the rest will be considered 'unfit' by an impetuous establishment that ses its own ambitions but not its subjects..."
"... Yet in whatever form it is portrayed, the Grail quest is governed by an overriding desire for honest achievement. It is the route by which all can survive among the fit, for it is the key to harmony and unity at every social and natural station. The Grail code recognizes advancement by merit, and acknowledges community structure - but above all things it is entirely democratic..."
These quotes from The Cross in the Closet were written by the author while he was summing up his one year experiement living as a gay person within the LGBT Community. Although straight, he made a public announcement that he was gay and only two friends knew. One of these became a friend when he realised he needed support within the LGBT community. His family turned against him until he was forced to let them know of his experiment. His mother "who was once an adamant conservative, is now an ally of the LGBT community". The author was a conservative Baptist who was about to take the steps to become a preacher when he decided he should question what his church and other churches were preaching. As the author said, he was a religious bigot. He received a damning e-mail from his Pastor on his announcement claiming he was a sinner and God does not like sinners etc. It is a very good and powerful book. A must read if you have a conscience. Tim has not walked away from being a Christian, he just has a more open, tolerant and understanding attitude to religion and its preachings. This book refreshed me, the real me that 'came out of the closet from a man in a skirt aspect' back in 2010. We have not lost our true friends. Some aquaintences have gone by the way side but then we have gained other aquaintences. Just as many talk to me randomly out and about as before. It has shown and proved to me my suspicions of my immediate family, there is a big distance between my parents and younger brother but I know it is not of my making although I acknowledge to them it is. Both my parents have spoken negatively to me. My mother pre-1990's was 99% in skirts, now it is a rare sight, usually weddings and funerals. My younger brother sent me an email, just like Tim's Pastor sent him one. Yet my relationship with my elder brother who is deeply religious and devoted Christian has strengthened. I am a Christian, but my lifes experiences will not make me become a practising Christian, I have met to many bigots who claim to be Christians within their religious settings that as far as I am concerned, the settings are contrary to the lifestyle of Jesus. I don't trust religous groups. They are human based, human led and produce the same failings of a standard dictate.