A Changing World
(excerpted from The Buffer Zone by Rev.
Kirby J. Hensley)
Let me say first that the earth, the
very ground itself, is bringing forth a new kind of life and is
changing! Seasons are changing and even some scientists of our
day are changing some of the "accepted" theories.
Everywhere you look there is change!
Religion is changing! The Pope has been
traveling all around the world and his message seems to be the
same because he knows that there's a change on and the change
is coming through the young people. I received a letter from a
college student in Florida. He had seen me on Nightwatch (A CBS
newsprogram) and he agreed with most of what I had to say. He
said that the younger generation was changing and that religion
was good for children and old people, but the young are changing
and seeking. I agree with him.
Once you are programmed in religion,
it's like a habit and awfully hard to break. It's an addiction
no different from drugs, coffee or tobacco and it's hard to break
YOU must change! Life is a changing
thing. In fact, many people still say that the only things that
are certain in life are death and taxes, but this is not true.
The only certain thing in life is CHANGE.
The earth is our hope. Man looks to
the earth for his hope. I think sometime before the arrival of
the 21st Century man will have discovered the fountain of youth
he has long searched for in myth and reality--eternal life!
What is science? Science, I believe,
is the study of substance(s).
Scientists are men and women working
with the earth's substances. They are doing, generally, two things:
finding out what makes things "tick" and they are creating
new things from the substances. One of the greatest things that
scientists are working on now is outer space and the planets as
well as the moon. By being able to go into space they are creating
new medicines and new products so the space age has really opened
up a great opportunity for mankind, but to me it is enlightening
man until he no longer believes in some of the old ideas that
he has. He will soon come to the point that progress will have
enlightened him to where he will become aware and conscious that
he doesn't really "believe" any longer that God created
this world by speaking it into being. I think they will find planets
with other life--similar to ours!
I believe scientists will find out how
to travel at the speed of light--because if one can travel at
5mph-then 6mph then 7 then more...there is no limit. I think the
thing that changed me, more than anything else, and I've been
in this change for some time, is that MAN IS UNLIMITED.
We can see the political power structure
has started breaking down since the Nixon era in America, but
it's been breaking down around the world as the leaders of one
nation after another are ousted either by vote or force. It was
during the 60's that the seeds of freedom were sown and the fight
was in the 0's and the change is going to be NOW!
I believe the greatest invention or
discovery on this planet is the computer. I believe that anything
that will be done in the future will be done with computers. Most
any kid in a school can sit down at a computer terminal and do
things he never dreamed of before. They use it for good and they
use it for bad. Some high school students have used computers
to rob banks, change the position of satellites, and make telephone
calls without paying for such services. But look at the good side.
In hospitals the computer is doing things one just couldn't believe
are possible! Computers are in the automobile factories running
machines. They are building robots so that these robots can do
Yes, things are changing! And Quickly!
The Universal Life Church is the hope
of the young
the hope of the old
the hope of the world.