|march 9, 2006 (0010us)
ocher-colored, materiel therefore, for all that an angel
THOUGHT OF THE MOMENT
Revelation of Arès,
the angel on the beach episode, October 8, 1977 (Bilingual edition,
p.371). One among thousands of contradictors hints that that angel was
nothing but an illusion, because "everything is just matter
throughout", a pretty, very fashionable phrase. I reply, "I agree.
Everything is matter. The Creator of matter is necessarily matter
himself. As the angel that appeared to me on the beach was ocher-yellow
from head to foot, and since matter alone can be colored, the angel was
I add, "Also material had Jesus been in 1974, when he had
spoken to me and touched me. Likewise, material were the theophanies I
witnessed in 1977, that loud voice out of a dazzling, well-nigh
blinding stick of light."
The contradictor says, "Entirely imaginary things can be resounding,
colored and even blinding." I say, "Moments ago you told me that even
the mind is material. Therefore, when you hint at all I saw and heard
in 1974 and 1977 as mere hallucination or fabrication, I can relate you
back to your own materialism. My hallucinations and fabrications
coudln't possibly be but mere matter, mere reality."
I add, "Mind you, I don't want to argue against you with a sophism. I
only say that the materialistic theory is inadequate to demonstrate
that the Arès supernatural events are untrue. On the other hand, I
claim that a few great facts following those events argue against
materialism." The contradictor asks, "What great facts?" I answer, "I
did not love my neighbor more than most of men do conventionally. I did
not forgive offenses. I did not act free from the cultural prejudices.
I did not preach absolute peace. Just fancy what I've turned into! I
wholeheartedly love my neighbor now. I forgive all of offenses. I am
free from the cultural prejudices. I preach utter peace. A lot of Arès
Pilgrims have changed
likewise: they were wicked or mediocre, or liars, or violent men, but
they have become good, truthful, peaceful. This is what Jesus meant
2,000 years ago, when he said, Look, the blind can see, the deaf
The angel on the beach was ocher-yellow, material therefore, but for
all that he was an angel. Only, in 1977, I was beginning to see what
you cannot see yet."