I feel compelled to direct Michael channels and students to view an old episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" entitled: "The Measure Of A Man", in order to reiterate my conclusion that the Michael Teachings, as wonderfully informative and illuminative as they are with regard to the nature of personal reality and the mechanisms of corporeal existence, are based upon some false assertions, and as such demonstrate the erroneous justification that since the very beginning, with perfidy and consummate contumely, has relegated innumerable individual incarnations to the ongoing oppression, fascism and durance vile inherent and intrinsic to the manipulation of human beings by that class of discarnate entities that are both individually and collectively responsible for the direction of the inhabitation of each and every incarnation.
In this episode of the popular TV series the android, Data, has to defend himself from the same false claim that the Michael makes of human beings, more specifically of their "ego", or sense of self (also known in the MT as the "false personality" and/or "waking consciousness"): that androids are not "living beings", and in the Michael's case, that human beings are not "living beings". The drama well illustrates the issues that are the quintessence of my objection to the continued sacrifice of all we innumerable beings - which is why I highly recommend it in this instance - we beings whom I believe are so sacrificed for the sake of the ongoing evolution of the universal reality construct (and the"Wheel of Dharma") that is flawed because of just this fact: that it contravenes the Doctrine of Ahimsa ("NO living being should EVER be sacrificed!").
The question of the sentience of artificial intelligences and their right at some point to be considered "alive" has been well hashed out in Speculative Fiction for decades. The overwhelming conclusion of futurists and theorists of every stripe is omnipresent, and contrary to the POV of the Michael with regards to humanity.
Attempting to define the oppressed as "not human" or "not real" or not living beings is evidence of the same kind of logic the Nazi's used to oppress the Jews in the Holocaust. The Michael, through every Michael channel of which I've ever studied, has always contended that the "waking consciousness" (usually deprecated as the "'false' personality") is neither a living being or even, actually "real".
Now don't get me wrong, I certainly don't think that collective disembodied entities in general, nor the Michael specifically, are evil. Like most Gnostics, I believe the very nature of reality to be flawed and oppressive. I honestly do believe the wealth of detail imparted to us by the Michael to be invaluable, but the hubris of the discarnate is, to me, indicative of the acceptance, by this class of being, of the false syllogisms and enthymemes that comprise the slippery slope of belief enabling their use of we "false personalities" for their own ends, which are obviously not always beneficial for us as "waking consciousnesses".
This brings up the other false premise which I believe the Michael continually proffers: the notion that all "karma", and/or the things that happen to human beings are solely the result of "free will" and the "choice" of the "false personality". Patently untrue, and easily shown to be so. In rejoinder: the death of a three month old infant from malnutrition and dehydration in sub-saharan Africa was not the choice of that individual "waking consciousness", it was obviously the choice of that incarnation's "Essence", or "Soul", for the achievement of ends beneficial or "necessary" to the Soul, but certainly not that incarnation's.
By the same token, no three year old child EVER chose to be sexually assaulted and/or tortured and mutilated to death, and so on and so on, I don't wish to belabor the point, the actuality of the cruelty of existence should be proof enough. This issue of choice, as framed by the Michael, is a false premise that attempts to justify the innate abuses of Essence, and part of the true nature of "personal reality". Some of what is channeled from higher knowledge sources is indeed factual (especially if the source is Akashic, and/or NOT self-aware) but not everything always is, and some stuff is still just opinion, and albeit this opinion may be based on a greater than human perspective, it is still opinion!
By any definition relevant to the argument, through the application of formal logic, human beings ARE "real" (illusory nature of material manifestation immaterial to the meme) and "alive" - causal plane 'entity' propaganda or self-justification notwithstanding - and will always continue to be so. No metaphysical "Turing Test" is necessary. I deeply feel that this argument, and opponents to the particular POV espoused by the Michael, have been around since we all were first "cast from the Tao", AND it is my informed belief, based on 35 years of assiduous and diligent study (and entire millenial "Cycles" of my existence) that it was in defense of the most noble of all arguments (Ahimsa) that one-third of all the Angels in Heaven "fell".
- the Dalphe