Hello all Welcome to The Church of Love Faith and Unity!
Our God: the Omni present force as expressed by what has been coined “laws of nature”, “Evolution,” and the ever present and evolving human condition known as “blind faith in God” in a being responsible for all creation of gravity, time, place, and all known and undiscovered matter and antimatter. Responsible for the very creation of the universe before anything else existed and before God sparked the creation of all things in existences of which humankind is made of. God, a being whose role that humankind arguably struggles to understand fully, prove or disprove as being interwind in the workings of every human’s life shepherding humankind through God’s predetermined design or that God from the outset merely desired to ignite existence of matter in its most basic elements and witness where it would all lead.
The ultimate question of our faith and humankind: fate or will? We long for a final determination of whether or not we are masters of our destiny or serving our God’s desires through what has become known as a calling, premonition, vision, or a faith in God wherein God does not reveal itself in a form recognized by all persons, leaving the faithful to champion God’s existence through their own proclamation of what humankind should or should not do, what purpose humankind serves if any at all, what we are entitled to or not entitled to as humans, what responsibilities we owe to one another if any, and coming to terms with that we are mortals and whether or not condition binds only the physical embodiment of every human being separate and distinct from what has been referred to as a soul that transcends the physical allowing for existence as we know it and the one assigned to that soul to move into another existence or that mortality to is composed of an extrinsic energy merely occupying the our physical existence allowing for the energy known as a soul to exist in a different state after leaving the life of what we have to come to know as our physical body.
Our Religion: (1) we believe in a divine being that created and continues to expand the universe; and (2) pursuing communion with our God involving a philosophy and ritual meant to interpret/understand/value God, God’s creations, God’s intention and determination of our rights over our bodies and our role in society amongst all other peoples; (3) a determination of our rights over the resources (or all matter) placed on this earth; and (4) determining what responsibilities we have if any to one another in the manner in which we use all resources through a conscientious regard to God, everything that God created and in the manner God created it.
Why we faithfully communion: the right of all humankind to fulfill their desire/duty/or inclination to communicate with God void and free from any restriction, limit, mandate or proclamation by any other human, organization or body politic prescribing the manner and method of communicating with God. We rely only on the faith of the one seeking to commune with God regardless if that individual claims to have achieved a response from God or a unilateral communication in which the person admits that they can only attest to its existence on faith alone. We commune with God seeking to answer the ultimate question of our existence and the limits of our existence and the role we play amongst all humankind.
How we commune with God: We commune with God in the pursuit of achieving enlightenment. We achieve this in a free state of mind through the use of marijuana. We also use marijuana to heal the body which God created paying homage and respect to its creation and as an integral part of showing/communicating to God our respect for the body given to us. In achieving a state of enlightenment through the use of marijuana alters the mind’s ordinary state to the most expansive state of mind freeing it from societal interactions/influences/pressures that limit, shape, create boundaries, paradigms, and prejudices that we otherwise believe restrict our perception to the ordinary. The use of marijuana in furtherance of our belief that it heals the body which is a gift from God and its use to extraordinarily alter our state of mind is an integral part of our religion allowing every individual to commune with God and respect God and understand God and God’s purpose. Our ability to commune with God is how we worship God. The worship of God is the most desirable and noble pursuit.
A basic statement of our core beliefs: (1) We believe in God; (2) We believe that you should worship God; (3) We believe God created all conditions and matter allowing for the present day state of the universe; (4) We believe our body is a gift from God left to our own control as we see fit; (5) We believe that communion with God in order to attempt to achieve a better understanding of the universe and our purpose is the most desirable and noble pursuit of all mankind no matter how lofty a goal it may seem and carried out on faith and through the use of marijuana; (5) mutual respect for the physical well-being of others and how they see fit maintain the gift that they have received from God; (6) the pursuit of healing what ales a person by use any method or matter in existence communicates to God an appreciation of the Gift that we have been given and is an integral part of worship with God; (7) that all person being created by God are equal to each other and that their beliefs/customs and rituals are an important right bestowed onto to them through Grace of God; (8) that earth and its bounty of resources that exist are God’s gift to humankind; (9) that we are the care takers of the earth and its bounty entrusted to protect and preserve them in order to ensure access and enjoyment by all mankind (10) that the manner and method of each and every human to worship God as they see fit without directly depriving others of their ability to believe in God and commune with God is a basic human right and of the utmost importance to be respected by all mankind and all organizations religious or political; (11) Any government action that dictates what God to believe in and/or seeks to compare instead of accepting all religions equally or to grade what God or religion is legitimate or illegitimate is an abomination against humankind; (12) any government action that attempts to facilitate the worship and belief in God or practice of religion regardless of its origin or denomination is a righteous act; (13) the pursuit and assistance of all mankind to derive appreciation/enjoyment for God’s gift, eliminate the interference of that appreciation/enjoyment by anyone is an act of the highest order of importance; (14) seek to understand and appreciate the reach of mortality over body and the post death existence of the soul and its purpose as designed by God is central to the meaning of life and an understanding of our role in the Universe that God has created for all mankind. To achieve confirmation or undertake the pursuit to confirm that we have meaning and purpose after life allowing anyone to feel/understand the complete meaning of eternal life is a righteous endeavor to be exalted; (15) we believe that it is our mission to and goal to transmute faith into fact through our religious communion with God.
We believe that these principals and customs are protected not only through our belief in God and ordained by God but constitutionally and legislatively embodied as such. In addition to the will of God and as inhabitants of the United States of America our religion is protected by the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution which ensures freedom of religion: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This applies to the state of California and all state actors therein by way of the 14th Amendment to the United State Constitution: “…No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person…within it jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
California State Constitution Article 1, Section 4:
Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed. This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State. The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
A person is not incompetent to be a witness or juror because of his or her opinions on religious beliefs.
(Sec. 4 added Nov. 5, 1974, by Prop. 7. Res.Ch. 90, 1974.)
Religion is a basic human right not only as recognized by our disciples but by the world including the United States Government 22 USC section 6401(a)(3):
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.”. Article 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognizes that “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice, and teaching”. The freedom of thought, conscience, and religion is understood to protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs and the right not to profess or practice any religion. Governments have the responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens and to pursue justice for all. Religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual, regardless of race, sex, country, creed, or nationality, and should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government.