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Ron Rattner: What Good Is Prayer?

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Ron Rattner of writes: “Though I began this lifetime only praying rarely in organized religious programs, after years of evolutionary process I now instinctively pray constantly and spontaneously, with an unprecedented and all encompassing concept of ‘prayer’.”

Ron Rattner was brought up as a secular Jew, and became a mystic after a midlife crisis and spiritual awakening. After spending half of the first decade of the 21st century deep in prayer and meditation, Ron woke up one day, turned on the television set, saw Hannity fighting with some crazy conspiracy professor, researched 9/11, and discovered that it was an inside job. (Well, it wasn’t quite that simple, but you get the idea.)

So…Why do people in so many different cultures pray? Ron writes:

“Knowingly or unknowingly, consciously or subconsciously, no matter who or where we are, no matter our age, gender or culture, all humans share a universal and irresistible instinct and desire to return to a soul-remembered original state of Divine Love, Peace and Oneness – a transcendent state beyond words or thoughts, so marvelous that its subliminal memory magnetically attracts every sentient being to merge and be At-One with THAT.

“Self Realization of THAT to which we pray, and for which we deeply aspire, is our ultimate destiny.”


After the show, Ron wrote:

Thanks for the great Truth Jihad interview Kevin!

I have always respected you as a brave and principled person, especially because you’ve adamantly refused to be intimidated by Orwellian ad hominem attacks while you’ve long been unjustly blacklisted academically as an allegedly anti-semitic and heretic 9/11 truth teller, etc. etc.
In truth I regard you as a brilliant, articulate and highly qualified PhD professor, who can’t get a job in this insanely dystopian world.  So today I immediately thought of you on reading this Socrates quote:
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.” 
~ Socrates
Best wishes,



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