Originally Posted By: Revlgking
TT opines:
Opinion is ego.
So what! opinion is ego! Well then, this includes everything we write here, including what you just wrote.

IMO, Ellis, has a right to offer her opinion. So do we all--as long as we do not allow an arrogant ego to run and ruin our lives, it can be a useful tool.

If we let it, it will make slaves of us. This condemns us to living in a constant state of fear, resistance, envy, uncertainty, depression--all ego-driven emotions. Note the acronym FREUDE, which, ironically, is the German word for joy.
More on this, later.

From ego and Opinion you have become a slave. Fear drives reason and Opinion, envy, judgment and all emotions

Mt 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Opinions made from the identification of duality drives energies that produce lifetimes of karmic pathways in duality. The wheel of Samsara, birth and rebirth.
When One does not know God the mind moves from textbook definitions and opinion driven from ego. God is not an opinion

Lk 11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Those who pay lip service and offer opinion to God rather than Immerse the mind in God can not see reality clearly and so pass over judgment that is true. For ego judgment is made from the intellect saturated in past memories and ideals. Opinion that is driven from ego identification.

Jn 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Clear sight and guidance comes from the Holy spirit and that spirit flows through the Son of God. The Christed man who's intellect is saturated in Spirit.

Judgment from God is wisdom and love.
Judgment (Opinion) From man is born of illusions created by what the ego calls reality.

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

The dead are those who are spinning the intellect on the wheel of Samsara. The wheel of birth and death. Incarnating time and time again because of energies created which are attached to the body and the ego.
Some will awaken to the Christ within and as such begin to hear the voice of spirit. Those that leave the world of the body behind for the spirit shall become reborn and shall have the ability to be the voice that is "The Son of God."

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

The Son of Man truly lives when he is reborn as the Son of God. Then he is no longer dead (EGO) but alive as Spirit.

27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Because the Son of Man is still a creation of God, with Free Will, God has given the Son of Man the ability to transmute the illusions of ego and to take the awareness into Truth Absolute.
There he can be reborn without the contstraints of ego and the beliefs in God as opinion.

Jn 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Jesus having immersed his intellect in Truth Absolute, washed away all personality of ego. Opinion had left the room.
All thoughts were of wisdom and love of God. Jesus' awareness was without ego and with God.

Jn 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Live in Spirit (live as the son of God) not in human ideals and opinion. For to be human (the son of man) is to be ego and opinion.

Jn 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

For if I am Christed (Without ego, living from spirit) I am witness to the father and the Father witnesseth me. I and my Father are one. Universal mind (God) is fully manifest in form.

Jn 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Interesting how Jesus mixed words so as to demonstrate his meanings rather than definitions of textbook ideals and opinion. Those that can hear know he never contradicted himself.

For Truth and by Truth he came into the world of Humans and their ego so that those who only saw through the eyes of belief and opinion might lose their egoic sight to become blinded to the identification with human being. And to be reborn into Being, as the Sons and daughters of God.

1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Thru Jesus, the spirit (That was Holy or of right mind) spoke to the heart/soul of man, through the ego, ( to those that could hear and see ), to guide them beyond "human being" and "opinion" to leave the individuality of opinion and belief, and to become what they had lost in awareness and being. To take the illusory clothes of identity with limitation and mortality and to be of the One mind of Spirit that they are.

1 Cor 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

For me (Jesus) it is of no consequence, Opinion. For it is the illusion of ego and human being. I myself (Jesus) do not see myself and the world thru opinion, or human judgment. I only see God.

Mt 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

If that which you see of yourself in the reflection of opinion finally becomes visible as ego. Cast your human being out. That is not how God sees you but is how opinion and ego creates illusions of who you and others are. If you do not do this, all awareness is cast into the wheel of Samsara, Birth and rebirth. Your Karma will keep you locked into opinion life after life. That is what is also know as Hell.
One will only find growth, (Profit) by losing ones ego and opinion.

Mt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

One will never see clearly from opinion and emotions that are "human being" as the Son of man. In order to see clearly and have the judgment that is Gods judgment, the ego must be left behind and the intellect immersed in spirit. Only then can one become useful to others that are locked in the ignorance of opinion and ego.
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but then I turned myself around!!