The Divine Name as the Key to Political Understanding
Thought for your day #17, Tues 9/12/00.
I confess I find this topic very exciting. It is so integrating, connecting religion, philosophy, and the social order into one cohesive whole.
And it is actually very simple.
Here is a word:
That word means many things:
Now you either accept that, or frankly I cannot understand why you are reading this. I cannot prove it to you. It is a spiritual "axiom", something which can neither be proven or disproved, only accepted or rejected. From Webster's New World Dictionary:
is our axiom. But once an axiom is accepted, certain definite, scientifically valid results can be derived from it. This is the basis of our entire system of knowledge. And for me,
Granted the Word / Name and its value and power, what do we find?
We then have the First Guiding Principal:
Since everyone, yes every single person on this planet (and others?!?) is a Child of The Father, every single person shares in this Divine Birthright, and therefore (quite simply and logically) the First Guiding Principal applies equally to all people!
We then have the Second Guiding Principal:
Putting the First and Second Principals together, we have what is called The Natural Law:
That, my friends, is the proper and correct basis of civil interactions. Following clearly on its heals, then, is what I call The Divine Charter for Civil Government:
All the debates on morality, law, business ethics, and government, boil down to one question:
Of course many more words could be used. But for me, as a student of religion and especially The Name, it is all really that simple.
Yes. I will state it again. It IS really that simple. So-called learned men will write endless books and Supreme Court Decisions, accomplishing with their many words only the obscuring of the simple truth.
There are two competing ideas in this world: Freedom and Equality.
That, dear friends, is just the way the universe works.
As to the whole question of equity and "fairness", again the issue is quite simple:
Eventually we can (could? will?) arrive at the Promised Land, Heaven on Earth (it has many names), where
But creating endless governments that seek (one way or the other) to force people into acting decently will not work.
We have thousands of years of recorded history to prove it.
Next...Some Practical Considerations.
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