Adam, freedom and conservatism

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As our founding fathers have laid it out; life liberty and pursuit of happiness
are our inalienable rights.  The freedom
to speak, think, act and assemble is our inalienable right; this right was
given by the creator to us upon birth, and it is as much a part of our life as
brain, heart, kidneys, blood and other elements of the body are.  

I don’t have the full
knowledge of genesis of creation in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Baha’i,
Wicca, Native and other traditions, but it is embedded in the Abrahimic

Adam’s story makes a
point that is so relevant today; he was offered a choice to be a conservative
or a progressive. He was told, if you do nothing, status quo will not change,
you’ll continue to live in your comfort zone (conservative) in the heaven here
with me. Or if chose to eat the forbidden fruit, you’ll bear the consequences, a
change (progress) will dawn upon you,  that
you don’t know what to do with it, your body system will produce crap and
you’ll have to find a place to dump it. I don’t like the smell of it, and will
throw you out of here.

Adam deliberated on it, there was a challenge for him and consequences for the
choices he would make, do I want to remain a conservative or a progressive? He
took the bold step, he ate the forbidden fruit.

What did God do? He could have slapped Adam to behave and be obedient, but he
chose to keep his word and set an example. 
He gave Adam complete freedom to choose and Adam chose to live with the

Thank God for giving
us the inalienable right to be free, right to choose and the right to act
freely. Thanks to Adam for choosing to be a progressive, otherwise we would not
have experienced anything all, we might as well have been dead creatures living
in that garden called paradise doing nothing, speaking nothing, eating nothing.
What a bore!

The creator or the process of evolution would not have endowed us with the
ability to talk, if it was not meant for us to use.  This is all God’s plan. We must honor free
speech no matter how difficult it is and we must be progressive to see and
experience the world, and conservative enough not to fall of the stratosphere
in taking bold risks.


Mike Ghouse
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Dr. Mike Ghouse is a
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