Hi Dan -
Just thought I'd drop a note and tell you hi and hope you are well and things going well as they might. I admit I was kind of pulling your chain with the Karl Marx comment (and I am a LITTLE sorry - but not much). Remember - saying 'working class' and 'capitalists' is a bit of a false dichotomy: useful only for a model. The boundaries of those groups are fairly porous, after all, and quite a few 'rich capitalists' started life as 'working stiffs'. And not a few of the 'born to privilege' end up among the working poor - granted, not the majority, but some.
The challenge I think, is not to condemn a person for being successful economically within the system, but to educate and encourage them 'give back' appropriately. It is - or should be - part of that 'from each' quote you like so well.
And some do - giving good examples to the rest, one would hope!
I am staying up late so I can pick up my youngest when the track team returns from their 'away' meet. It would be nice if I didn't also have to be up before 4 AM to go to work!
Wishing you a very Joyful Purim -
We are all one being at our core. Science has essentially proven this with the super string theory, and numerous individuals, who have expanded their conciseness/mind in one way or another, have said the same thing. We are all one. Your pain is my pain and my pain is your pain. When you go into a room and you feel anxiety, suffering, or depression, exc. You are actually only feeling somebody else feelings. You were designed in this fashion in order to stay the social, loving, compassionate beings that you are. This is your true nature, and you can only experience happiness and joy when you are acting according to your original great nature. Great people have tried for millenniums to gain happiness in other ways but have failed over and over again. They have looked outside themselves with no return for their search. You are love no matter what illusion you believe to be your true identity at this very moment. Any other illusionary identity than your true one will miss lead your soul into confusion and pain. You are connected to the god of love and so you can only be what you love, but you can be deceived.
We need to quit accepting a belief system that says we are not mature enough to run our own world. We need to understand that what we created/creating in society can never be greater than the creators themselves. If God wants us all to have free will then a “god” that delegates to our world would take this away from us. The whole idea is a contradiction. We are accepting a predestinated fate of control and suppression based on an interpretation of writings of a possible future. The more you read the Bible you will see that Prophets had predicted many times to destruction Israel, and yet it still exists. This prophetic message of Revelation like all prophetic messages was a warning for us to change!! This was not there for us to fall into the trap of control and loss of freedom by our Co-creations of this possible future reality!! This is very deceptive, as Satan will deceive the whole world. This deception takes the good-natured beings of Christianity that love mankind and God, and conditions them into a belief system that creates apathy for our world and the direction that it is headed, and is currently. “The problem with not getting involved with politics is we end up being ruled by our inferiors.” Plato. We need a new based on the truth of oneness.
Satan’s plan is one of separation of the souls who understand their true nature as a server of God and fellow Man. The more we argue over doctrine, and religion, the more they win, and the more we, as oneness, loose!!! This is a calling to all church’s, faiths, and great souls, young and old, to take the great responsibility within our role in our civilization as a whole. Again the time is short and there is sorrow for those who rejected the words of the prophets in the past. Never forget that God is the God of love and forgiveness and that you have been forgiven for every sin, turn away from deception that causes sin and leads you into death. Remember also that what lies for you in heaven, and the kingdom within, is much greater than any pleasure here on Earth. You are either accepting or rejecting that which you are, LOVE. “Even if you fail in changing the world the intention and will to do so will shine like a jewel inside your soul that will last for eternity.” But don’t be miss lead thinking your salvation is based on works, because it is faith. So with that faith that you possess you can use to create greatness for the earth and all living beings that inhabit it. “You do not need more faith you just got to make sure the small seed of faith that you have is being nurtured and growing.” The God of the living is with you providing life; you just need to perceive it. I love you because you are me. PASS ON IF YOU LIKED
Hi! I just joined Beliefnet yesterday, and I've already read a ton of threads where you've posted. My partner and I have had some lively discussions based on things you've said. I just wanted to let you know that we both really enjoy seeing what you have to say on just about any subject. :-) Keep it up!
Just got a look at your blog. EXCELLENT, very readable, very lucid. Tov ma'od!
got the friend request email and ofcourse I would like that very much but coul not put it on my home page so trying to get them to tell me how to do it.
Things are OK these days. My blog is usually the best way to know what's going on in my world.
The quote from Catullus is "I hate and I love: Why do I do it you might ask? I don't know, fut I feel it happen and I am in agony."
I will submit that there is no such thing - however, I took Latin in high school, and that was rather longer ago than I wish to admit to. Care to translate your tagline above? I get a hint but not enough to discern the gist...
PS hope you are doing fine these days!
hope you are doing well