I really do believe God wants human diversity; he wants the Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Muslims etc; all these differentiations which have
occurred throughout human history have objective merit, and certainly shows the very different yet all equally compelling approaches towards divinity,
and even more interestingly, these differentiations seem to conform to metaphysical principles like: Right, East, allude to 'beginnings' because the
sun - indicative of the source - rises in the east. Therefore, the east would be in 'proximity' to the source, or, understood in terms of metaphysics,
would cultivate a philosophy which focuses on nonduality, gnosis, or the "Tao". When the Sun sets in the west, and so likewise when you go to our
planets west, you get the exact opposite: the natives of the America cultivate a very deep and rich spiritual connection between themselves and the
earth; l I don't think a better example exists to show this. So, the sun 'sets' in the west. And the western folk of humankind cultivate a religious
awareness of divinity within nature. Now, in between these two poles, you have the influence of Judaism, both in the 'western' kind, in Christianity,
and the ‘eastern’ kind in Islam. Both surprisingly cohere to an ethos which reflects monotheism from a nondualistic perspective i.e. Islam, and a
western perspective, which sees God become man i.e Christianity! Is that not amazing? And then in between you have the Jews, the central focus of
humanity (a fact)....They were mostly responsible for directing mans religious consciousness to a unified source, which, when coupled with the
practicalities of Greek empiricism, led to the founding of the modern order.
The Jews are by far the most productive people this planet knows. They have produced over a quarter of all Nobel prize winners, almost all in science
categories. Baruch Spinoza, Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr (half jewish), Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Viktor Frankl, etc etc.
And never mind the ridiculous stat of 90% of all Jews being university graduates.
Don't get the idea that im 'bigging' up the Jews for the kick of it. I'm just trying to accurately present the uniqueness of this people. Don't worry,
I'm not about to attribute to them any greater power or authority. Judaisms contribution to humanity has been a certain way of looking at things,
which, in a world amongst pagan moral relativists who abjure the reality of the physical world, is a sorely needed value to bring 'balance'. It's
main function amongst mankind, in terms of values, IS it's values. It's moral way of seeing things clarifies, and like the angels hand stopping
Abraham from slaying Isaac, restrains our lewder instincts.
It's no more than a check. It is not there to promote a society of 'moralists', but rather, to stand as a presence to the rest of the world of a
standard which should not be forgotten, i.e. goodness, kindness, respect for elders, respect for sexuality, etc. And, no doubt, you will rebut,
rightfully, that all other religions do the same thing, and you would be right. But, this is an issue of degrees of emphasis, since, as said, as
things move from east to west, the metaphysical energies of each region produce a different conscious perception of metaphysical reality to each
people. Consequently, when you reach the domain of Shia Islam, from Hindu adjoined Pakistan, through Iran, Iraq, parts of Syria and Lebanon, you get
the ecstatic mystical approach of self transcendence (consistent with metaphysical property of right, east with 'nondualism', self transcedence), as
demonstrated in the festival of Ashoura, whereas in Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa you have a more stringent and law bound Sunni
Islam. The more westward you go, you reach a different way of viewing things which takes regard of the universal, or cosmos, but with an empirical
attitude of investigation, this being Greek Philosophy.
I find this all extremely convincing that there might be some evidence here for a future unified mankind which encourages differences and see's in
diversity the key to human solidarity. My own self understanding does not and should not prevent me from enjoying your own understanding of your own
self worth; both culturally, linguistically, and religiously.
Things are perfect as they are, but it won't become cognized until mankind appreciates the metaphysical unity which binds us in universal harmony.
Once that becomes known, mankind will stand in awe before the universal order, living in peace and kindness, like in the prophecy of Isaiah
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will
And a little child, is the sorely needed trait of humility.
Humility, with knowledge, can truly create a good world.
Also, as for Judaism and it's primacy, its in its personal dimension with God that energizes their relationship, and so, the many abilities Jews seem
to possess in greater concentration than gentiles. Imagine a circle with successive in circles. It'll produce a picture of circles within circles. In
this scheme, the outermost circle is the cosmos, whereas the inner most circle is the individual, first person perspective of the human being.
It was the Jews who introduced this novel, and to many people, completely irrational approach towards connecting with the divine. But to the Jews,
mans ability to talk to God as if he were a person represented a metaphysical possibility; it was something God hardwired into his world, just as he
hardwired the world itself. Therefore, it's in this intimate embrace between man and God, which the Jews epitomize, which explains their historical
influence in religion, finance, philosophy, science, medicine etc.
My great fear in explaining this is people getting emotional and thinking that I'm allotting a metaphysical superiority to the Jews.. It needn't be
understood that way. Even if we did 'posit a metaphysical 'source', it only refers to a present reality, to the fact that Jews have historically been
very productive, and they do succeed in larger ratio than non-Jews, and they also have lesser incidence of alcoholism, mental illness and suicide.
These are just facts.
I don't get jealous of someone else because he is more productive than me. That doesn't matter. I'm a capitalist and liberal who believes everyone
should live as they feel; just as all live in a unique way, people also have unique capacities. Some are taller, and so are 'tall' their whole lives.
Others are shorter and so are "shorter" their whole lives. These feelings influence your attitude towards the world, yet they don't have enough power
to change the fact that I am in control of how I feel. The "I" which has the power to act, is freedom. Capitalism rewards innate talent, and work
ethic. Socialism wipes away all human difference.
So these ideas are all consonant: capitalism, liberal democracy, nation states, differences in religious approaches, differences in skin color.
Difference is so incredibly beautiful and wonderful. A unity exists behind this difference, but the unity has no right to impose a rigorous 'you must
think' this or that way on each mind, as the NWO threaten to do the world. The religious approaches of Hinduism, Buddhism, etc are all validated by
their natural proclivity, nevertheless, universal values should be hinged on what the Jewish religion has emphasized most: kindness to the stranger,
respect for elders, condemnation of murder, of theft, of adultery (which invades the unique relationship between one man and another women) of harming
animals or nature.
This is all this world needs. Basic decency, and with that, give each and hers their own unique religious approach, as has developed organically over
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