Issue:  Religion

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Jd
Hi
Bd
Sh
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Others:
Atheism, Statism, Technocracy


C is half right.

Basics of Ch:
Universe is not an accident.
The Creator loves the Creation.
We are loved.
The Creator has made sure there's a way for us to heal.
Healing is open to everyone,always.
A new world of universal peace and love is possible.


 

Radical religious ideologies appeal to people for a reason:  Our governing system is broken, and people are looking outside of it for answers.

Islam, for example, appeals to the disenfranchised masses in poor countries because it seems to resist the imperialism of rich countries.  For some reason, it's not "compatible" with the imperial system, and so it takes on an air or rebelliousness and resistance.

The problem, of course, is that the system Islam would replace it with is no better. 

But those of us in imperial countries (like the USA) have to recognize that the growth of radical Islamism is a direct result of our own broken system, and if we fix our system, then radicalism will lose its appeal.

 

 

Why do people convert to Islam? 

This is what happens.  The imam tells them these 3 things:

1.  The world is really screwed up.  People are messed up, our social systems are broken, and it's causing great chaos and problems.  You would all agree with this.

2.  The second thing the imam tells them is that the governments of the various nations are utterly failing to fix any of these problems, and in some cases, are actually the source of the problems.   Again, you all agree.  There is no disagreement yet.  

3.  The third thing the imam will tell them is that there needs to be some sort of more comprehensive system that's greater than individual nations - a universal standard to which all humanity must repair, which supersedes the authority of any nation or group of nations.  

And this is where people diverge.  Some people - let's call them Type 1, will say, "No no no, we don't need any universal planetary system... nations can fix it by themselves.  We can fix everything at the national level, and all these different nations can fix it themselves - we just need more Republicans.  Or more Democrats.  Or perhaps more Libertarians, or more Greens.  Or we just need to move to the Left.  Or to the Right.  We can fix it.  We got this!"

The second type - Type 2 - says, "You know what, I kinda resonate with this message.  We do need some sort of higher law than the whims of people.  We need a universal standard, something that doesn't change based on the whims of individual humans or groups.  We need to see a bigger picture here than just individual nations."

Some people resonate with that message.  But, when they're talking to the imam who's trying to convert them, Islam is presented as that system, and Sharia is presented as the universal law.  And since there's no other competing system, other than Islam (because they haven't heard of the
Planetary Protectorate or the Law of the Earth yet), they're susceptible to Islam, because Islam seems to be the only game in town for achieving this purpose.

If you want to take away the "bite" of Islam - if you want to neutralize its main rationale for existing - then you need the Planetary Protectorate.  And if you want to take away Sharia's main rationale, you need the Law of the Earth.  

This is the next step in human evolution .  Everyone senses it.  Some consciously, some subconsciously - but everyone senses it.  Anyone with any awareness knows that we need to unite around our allegiance to the entire planet, and have a universal standard of law and morality that supersedes the day-to-day whims of men and nations.

And if you reject the true version of it, you're stuck with nothing but a corrupted version of it:  Islam and Sharia.  

It has to be one or the other.  You have to choose.  If the Law of the Earth isn't accepted, Islam will continue to spread.  There is no way around it.  

There's the old saying, "You cannot kill an idea whose time has come."  Islam continues to grow and  no one can stop it, because Islam is presenting an idea whose time has come - and thus it cannot be killed. 

 

But here is Islam's weakness:  It's version of the idea is a corrupted version.  It's based on a lot of oppression and violence.  It doesn't respect universal rights or truth.  The only way to defeat the corrupt version of an inevitable idea is to embrace the healthy version of that idea. 

The Law of the Earth

It worships power.  It defines its deity by power, rather than by love.  It's a power-based belief system, keeping people stuck in the old paradigm.

 

If you read their book, it shows how their deity behaves, and he's not moral.  He does terrible things.  All throughout the book.  He does them himself, he commands his followers to do them... atrocities.  So he's not moral.  He's not "good."  He's not a representative of any kind of higher spiritual consciousness.  He's just powerful. He JUST has a lot of power.  That's IT. 

 

Power is the ONLY THING that differentiates him from any of us.

 

His followers will say that he's perfectly moral, but that's only because he gets to define what moral is, through what he does.  Whatever he does is moral by definition because he did it, so the definition of moral moves with him - wherever he goes, that's where moral goes.  There is no objective standard of morality to which he must repair, or compare himself to - he doesn't have to do what's moral - moral has to do what's him. 

 

Whatever he does is moral by definition, and that, is the definition of a sociopath.  That is how a sociopath thinks.  Like Richard Nixon:  If the president does it, it's legal.  So, the followers are actually worshiping a sociopath - in fact, they're worshiping sociopathy itself.  Power itself.  That to them is the ultimate expression of existence. 

 

And that's a very destructive, dangerous, and cruel belief system, and it results in horrors, all the horrors around us that we see in the world today can be traced to that type of thinking, that says that power is above everything else.  It causes people to become dis-empathized.  It trains people to shut off their empathy. Belief systems that center around love encourage empathy.  They encourage us to feel what others around us are feeling - to use the inborn function that all of us have to put ourselves in other peoples shoes, and feel what others are feeling, so we an have compassion toward them if they need it.  That's a healthy way of thinking, and what previous and other belief systems teach.  But that one teaches the opposite.  Dis-empathization.  Shutting off empathy.

 

And we see this in the very first story that's unique to that religion.  Look at their book, the creation story.  That's just a Babylonian myth they borrowed, didn't make it up.  Flood?  Every culture has a flood story.  Didn't make it up.  Even the ark is borrowed from Mesopotamia.  The first story that's unique just to that book and that religion, is the story of Abraham.   "The guy who was tested."

 

And what was he tested on?  What were his tests about?  All of his tests were about whether he could suppress the empathy and morality function within him in order to obey the commands of his deity.  It was a test of his ability and willingness to place the will of the deity above morality above empathy, above common sense, above decency, above law, above right and wrong, above everything.  And if you look at his tests, what's what they're about, and they get progressively worse as they go along.  And this religion teaches that when this guy chose to do those horrible commands, and shut off his empathy to do them, he made the correct choice.  And so the correct choice is to shut down ones empathy and FOLLOW ORDERS.

 

And is that not the foundation of just about ALL the evil in the world today?  Which is the same as a computer.  That's how a computer thinks, that's what a computer does.  When it gets a command, it just does it.  It doesn't think, doesn't question, doesn't empathize with whoever the action might affect - it just does it.  And this is what that religion teaches its followers to become - computers.  Thus it advances humanity toward technocracy. 

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