China has been embracing Christianity so rapidly in the last 10 years, that many people feel they will soon become the full-fledged spiritual leaders of the world... My concern is: Where will that leave the moral philosophies of Europe and America?
asked 05 Jan '11, 14:09
Im not sure about Americaa,but im pretty sure with a church going population of less than 5 % ,the majority of people in Britain couldnt care less.
I would say that new thought spirituality is on the increase but the established church is dead on its feet. There are dozens of churchs in our county that are empty and being sold off to develop.
If the Chinese want their religion let them have it. Although they do have a few ancient belief systems of their own.
answered 05 Jan '11, 15:52
From reading the response I can assure you if China were to become the Spiritual Leaders of the World, we would be marching backwards, and forwards ten times per day trying to figure out whose ideas it was Eastern, or Western.
For me this idea appears to be too far fetched, although nothing is impossible in life. So if there is any truth to this we will have to wait and see what happens overtime!
answered 07 Jan '11, 04:11
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Christianity is sell everything and follow me. This is not a western idea, it is an eastern idea.
answered 05 Jan '11, 22:44
I think the point of the scripture about money, is as Vesuvius put it, is not money, but the *love of money.* The love of anything that gets between us and God, Source, Universal Mind, The IS, or whatever you want to call It.
The Love of anything else is a distraction. We are here on the Plane of Physicality, of the Space-Time School, and we can have a lot of fun with manifestations. I sure do! But as we do, we begin to sense there is something missing. Something that only God can fill. Something that calls us home, to Him.
God is Love. Divine Love under the Will of God.
We can, momentarily lose sight of this when we get caught up in struggle, in fighting to create on our own, instead of co-creating with God. But there is, as the I Ching says, no blame. The word "sin" meant "missing the mark." When we 'miss the mark' we feel bad.
That is all there is to this. Feel good = connecting with God. Feel bad = we pinch off our connection with God. There is nothing else, simple world, huh? Simple universe.
I have studied the Bible in original languages, in the context of the times it was written. My interpretation is that God does not get mad. Anger is a human emotion. It is crazy to me to think we can make God mad, though some theologians profess this belief. No, we can't make God angry.
God has allowed consequences. He does not punish. He does not take sides. The people who say, to the exclusion of other beliefs, that God is on their side, are mistaken. God is above sides. 'Sides' indicate duality. God is above duality. God defines duality!
In order for good and evil to exist, there MUST be Something above good and evil to say if it is one or the other. Good is connecting joyfully, evil is pinching off that connection.
Sin is 'missing the mark.' It was used in archery. An archer would fire off an arrow at a distant target and the judge would yell, "sin' if it failed to hit the target.
So God did not punish Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God said "If you eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (of duality) you will die." The consequence was that Man and Woman were born on earth to experience duality and will remain here as long as it takes to understand that. No blame. No punishment. Consequences!
Are there consequences to have a deep attraction for things other than God? Sure. Are these consequences dire? Fatal? No, just momentary distractions. Will you feel better if you connect with God in a joyful way? Yes. It is what we came here to understand.
Can we pinch off that connection and feel bad? Yes, but I assure you, in the grand scheme of things, it is, it MUST be - momentary. It takes effort to pinch off your connection, and you, like me are beginning to understand that truism.
The above are words and concepts that I did not have consciously in mind when I picked up my keyboard. I feel the words are a melding of my mind, IQ and Source.
They are private words I am writing to me, and the various other Me(s) -- but since they are a composite, a co-creation of my connection with IQ -- I make them public.
My wife just asked me what am I doing? I told her, "Writing to mySelf." and to You.
answered 22 Mar '12, 08:34
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