To the Editor of Psychic News for publication:
John Gillespie is to be applauded for attempting to bring Arthur Findlay back into The Arthur Findlay College - PN 22 January 2005.
To approach the study of life after death as a secular scientific subject. However, I feel John made a big mistake in pushing the "seven principles".
It's the first three Victorian principles that have emptied the Spiritualist movement of every person who has bothered to read Arthur Findlay's masterpiece "The Curse of Ignorance" that was published in 1947. They also stop seekers after knowledge from coming in.
No free thinker who has escaped from the clutches of priestcraft can come anywhere near the movement all the time the first principle is so childish as "The Fatherhood of God". Bearing in mind all the religious killing that is taking place in the name of this invisible Big Daddy in the sky, I would call in the men in white coats if somebody mentioned "God" to me.
The second principle should be the first principle and should read "The unity of every man and woman on Earth", not the Brotherhood of Man. The third principle should read, "Communicating with people who are living in the invisible part of the universe". Emotive words like "angel" or "god" automatically excludes every person who flatly refuses to worship anything or anybody.
It's a very simple choice, secularism or divisive religious hatred? Thomas Paine and Arthur Findlay or the priests, mullahs, rabbis, "holy" men, and worst of all, ministers of religion like Billy Graham whose teachings are tearing the world apart before our eyes? From now on let's follow thinkers, philosophers, not believers in supernatural religious absurdities invented by men who thought a red hot ball of fire went round a flat Earth every day.
Related material on this site:
The Curse of Ignorance by Arthur Findlay (1947), published in two volumes, and details of some of Findlay's other works.
This is the true history of mankind, totally different to the pack of lies taught in a country where the Church and state are established. This passage sums up just how badly the British people have been deceived:
"Such, however, is still [the Church's] influence that this book, which tells the story of the past honestly and fearlessly, will be kept out of our schools and universities by the authorities, and consequently, only in later life will those with enquiring minds discover the truth."
Findlay finishes with a call to the people of the world to throw off the shackles of priestcraft, to make a choice between two paths:
"One is the Secular way (non religious) and the other is the Theological (religious); one is the Democratic and the other the Despotic; one is the sane and the other the insane."
Academics vindicate Arthur Findlay's scholarship - An article by Michael Roll, published in Psychic News (December 21, 1996) (JPEG file, 188KB)
Open Letter to Billy Graham - Victor Zammit (May 29, 2004)
The lunatics have taken over the asylum called planet Earth - E-mail to Jeff Rense (March 4, 2004)
The Rise and Fall of the Spiritualist Movement - an article by Michael Roll