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A Course in Confusion

A reader responds to What About ‘A Course in Miracles’?

This is not ‘A Course in Miracles,’ but a course in confusion… if one were to ask me, but I know you’re not asking me.

ACIM states that it is non-religious, more sectarian, but spiritual. What is that? It then goes on to say, "A Course in Miracles was ‘scribed’ by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, she was assisted by Dr. William Thetford, her department head, who was also a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at the Medical Center where they both worked." [website now defunct]

If this so far has not confused you, read this —

"What exactly, then, is A Course in Miracles? The summary introduction, which appears in its Text, is quite succinct and brief. It reads:

‘This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.’"

This is a mass of confusion. It is small enough to be in your heart, large enough to fill the universe, the opposite of fear, which is love that no one can teach. There is opposition in all things, but not if all-encompassing. This person is psychotic.

"This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God."

I am sorry I do not wish to take the time to even look further beyond the confusion of the introduction of ACIM.

You have written far more that I would have even attempted to ponder on their misguided, delusional concepts. We all know the source of ACIM and it is not the Jesus of Nazareth that I know.




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