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Politics is about joining an alliance with people who share common interests. For example, the common interest of promoting and empowering a leader who exemplifies, for them, a way of living that is truly Christlike.


Are you trying to say the president's opponent in November's election "exemplifies [...] a way of living that is truly Christlike"?


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Politics is about joining an alliance with people who share common interests. For example, the common interest of promoting and empowering a leader who exemplifies, for them, a way of living that is truly Christlike.


Are you trying to say the president's opponent in November's election "exemplifies [...] a way of living that is truly Christlike"?


Not at all. I don't think anyone does. Those who claim to have a corner on knowing and/or loving the truth are the ones who are willfully ignorant, in my opinion.

I will say that, for me, I look for a leader who has these qualities:
compassion
humility
belief in science and trust in experts
intelligence
grace/ dignity

Of course, no one will check all the boxes above perfectly. But some are obviously not even close, so I can certainly at least support those who more closely fit that list as opposed to anyone who obviously does not remotely exemplify the qualities I, as an individual, value and look for in a leader.


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Like I already said, in my opinion, this election has a lot more to do with defeating the alliance of those who support the president's opponent and the untruthful policies the president's opponent stands for. Especially those policies that falsely malign the character and integrity of those who support the president.


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Jerry,

about this comment I made:

"I find it funny how people listen to and believe what the press (media) tells them to believe."

I was referring, not to you or any one person. I was referring to the past verses the present. As a youngster watching the news in the 60's the news anchor only reported what "supposedly" happened and there was no "news anchor" commentary. Today you cannot hear a news story without a commentary either before the story or after or both. Today we are not only told the news we are also told just how to think about the news.

The UB points out continuously that our reactions to the world should be (like you pointed out) one of action. But Jesus clarifies that our actions should be "positive." aka: Righteous. In todays climate I don't see actions, I see reactions and panics. We have progressed scientifically but not spiritually (at least not in equal measure), that is our biggest problem. We (the planet) suffer from a lack of spiritual evolution. Our actions world wide in politics are sponsored by a secular mindset (as opposed to a Religions mindset).....
195:10.20 (2086.6) Christianity suffers under a great handicap because it has become identified in the minds of all the world as a part of the social system, the industrial life, and the moral standards of Western civilization; and thus has Christianity unwittingly seemed to sponsor a society which staggers under the guilt of tolerating science without idealism, politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without restraint, knowledge without character, power without conscience, and industry without morality.


The UB has clearly outlined the real social problems. The question is "How do we fix this?" and the different political parties are not evil, they just disagree on both what needs to be done and how to get it done.


I don't think we as a planetary people are there yet. I think we are in discovery mode (like you pointed out) where we critique our actions and determine what is good and what is bad. Today we are want to judge the past based on the morality of the present (an extremely negative and demoralizing technique). You mentioned the Vietnam war as one of our "acts of aggression." However the mind set in the 60's was one of preventing the spread of communism. We (the USA) wanted to do for Vietnam what we did for South Korea (look at South Korea today compared to its neighbor). Unfortunately we lost the Vietnam war through protests at home. Cambodia suffered a slaughter of 2 million after we pulled out. Sometimes we make the wrong choices at the wrong times. But to look back in time and judge it (as we do in today's climate) as an evil act perpetrated by an evil government I believe undermines a UNITY we need as a nation.

Yes, the UB states that Nationalism is a barrier to globalism yet to prematurely force globalism on the world before the world is ready for it will lead to disaster. The UB always states (like you pointed out) to move slowly and to be patient. I also could not agree with you more that the USA needs to get it's house in order. We all want a better country. I think that secularism will not get us there. I believe that the Real gospel of Jesus will.


159:5.9 (1770.1) Jesus did not hesitate to appropriate the better half of a Scripture while he repudiated the lesser portion. His great exhortation, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” he took from the Scripture which reads: “You shall not take vengeance against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus appropriated the positive portion of this Scripture while rejecting the negative part. He even opposed negative or purely passive nonresistance. Said he: “When an enemy smites you on one cheek, do not stand there dumb and passive but in positive attitude turn the other; that is, do the best thing possible actively to lead your brother in error away from the evil paths into the better ways of righteous living.” Jesus required his followers to react positively and aggressively to every life situation. The turning of the other cheek, or whatever act that may typify, demands initiative, necessitates vigorous, active, and courageous expression of the believer’s personality.

People will always disagree on what needs to be done and how it is to be done.

The new documentary by Jeff Gibbs and Michael Moore "Planet of the Humans" is a fine example of two social dynamics that happen in today's culture; Manipulation and Social Over-reaction that I believe might not have happened in a world where the spiritual evolution kept pace with the scientific evolution.

These are my opinions although I try to use the UB to formulate them as best I can, they are still opinions and subject to imperfection and error. Just because I may seem to not agree with you on some points does not mean that I do not want to hear what you have to say. I want to hear from those I don't agree with, perhaps I might learn something in the process.

I hope this helps to clarify some of my thoughts albeit the difficulty of translating meaning using words.

Sincerely,
Paul


Hi Paul

Globalism is happening because of numerous factors. It's pretty clear to most observers that finance, culture, ecology, trade, communications and transportation are all global in nature. We can send an email around the world in seconds, we can send money to friends and family across continents, products are resourced from raw materials nearly everywhere on the planet; design, manufacturing and distribution are all global, with customers on every continent. Some corporations have assets greater than numerous nation-states. We are caught in a struggle where globalization is a fact, a reality, and the question becomes how to deal with it. We're not going put the genie back in the bottle. The only institution that is not global is political--the nation state. As our current President likes to say "America First". But this is the very problem: The nation-state's highest aspiration is to its own self-preservation. But due to the planetary nature of our world, what is urgently needed are institutions that are dedicated to the preservation of the planet, the preservation of humanity. We don't have that, which is why the UB is so clear about the need for a democratic world government and global law that has the power (individual accountability) to abolish and outlaw war.

134:6.10 (1491.4) The individual will enjoy far more liberty under world government. Today, the citizens of the great powers are taxed, regulated, and controlled almost oppressively, and much of this present interference with individual liberties will vanish when the national governments are willing to trustee their sovereignty as regards international affairs into the hands of global government.

134:6.11 (1491.5) Under global government the national groups will be afforded a real opportunity to realize and enjoy the personal liberties of genuine democracy. The fallacy of self-determination will be ended. With global regulation of money and trade will come the new era of world-wide peace. Soon may a global language evolve, and there will be at least some hope of sometime having a global religion—or religions with a global viewpoint.

134:6.12 (1491.6) Collective security will never afford peace until the collectivity includes all mankind.

134:6.13 (1491.7) The political sovereignty of representative mankind government will bring lasting peace on earth, and the spiritual brotherhood of man will forever insure good will among all men. And there is no other way whereby peace on earth and good will among men can be realized.


I don't think that anybody is trying to deliberately force globalism on the planet. Instead, I think the two factors that are requiring global law are 1) what I referred to above, which is undemocratic corporate control of the global marketplace driven by the profit motive, and 2) nuclear weaponry. These two fairly new developments have rendered nationalism impotent in many ways to solve problems that are global in nature. I don't know if the authors of the UB foresaw this situation, maybe they did, maybe not. But we do now live in a world where war is species-suicidal. Russia and the U.S. have thousands of nuclear warheads aimed at each other, about 1500 on each side are on hair-trigger alert. The United Nations has no teeth, it is undemocratic because the 5 permanent members of the security council have veto power, and they happen to be the first 5 nations to acquire nuclear weapons. It's still the same old "might makes right" and we know the UB says that might can only protect the rights of previous generations but cannot expand human rights or create a more just and fair world. So, you're right, culturally, morally and socially we are not there yet. Most people cannot even envision a global democratic government with a bill of rights and a constitution befitting the the world as it is now. The tension lies in the fact that conditions require global governance but the political will just isn't there. Perhaps after world war 5 or 6 people will come to their senses.

This is why the phrase "America First", and the policies, treaty-destroying, destructive rhetoric and blame games that our current president is involved in are so abhorrent to me. We ought to be moving in the direction of greater cooperation with other democratic nations, we ought to be honoring treaties that help reduce tensions with other nations whether we like their governments or not and we ought to be honoring treaties that are attempting (feebly unfortunately) to reduce greenhouse gasses that are warming our atmosphere. Instead we are regressively moving in the wrong direction. We're not going to stop globalization, but we can modulate the tempo by increasing cooperation. Our president and the Senators that worship him do not seem to understand that.


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Like I already said, in my opinion, this election has a lot more to do with defeating the alliance of those who support the president's opponent and the untruthful policies the president's opponent stands for. Especially those policies that falsely malign the character and integrity of those who support the president.


I thought you said this isn't about the President. :?:

For sure, this thread isn't about the election. I'm pretty sure that violates the Terms of Agreement here.

Untruths are a fact of life which is why it is so important for every individual to look within, heed their Thought Adjuster's leadings, and support those groups and leaders who most closely follow Jesus' example. If a leader displays more fire than light, they may not be someone who will advance this nation's progress toward a just and righteous society.

P.S. you could have stated your view above much more succinctly. In 3 words in fact. "Own the libs." 8)


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The president, is just one man. He has his flaws.

But what his supporters are NOT willfully ignorant of, unlike some of his detractors, is the wholehearted devotion to love the truth.
151:1.4

Which is a distraction to those who love not the truth. Which might be why sometimes, they get panicky.


All men and women have their flaws. That's not the problem. Our current president doesn't just have flaws, he is a pathological liar. He is emotionally somewhere around 5 years old. I am not "name-calling". I am stating the truth: Nearly everything he says can be disproven. In leadership, character matters. Many principled conservatives are in complete agreement with liberals and progressives on this issue: Trump is absolutely unqualified to be anywhere near government. He is terrified of intelligent women, which is why he uses childish nicknames, like calling them "nasty", or other insults that he hurls at people, men and women, every single day. How do you ask people to tolerate intolerance? Do people not see how this individual has degraded our country merely through the force of his mental illness? Other nations now pity us, they once respected the U.S.

Give me examples where you you think that Trump tells the truth. It certainly may be that you think it's the truth, because you might agree with it, but is that truth, merely because you agree?

For example: He has called global warming a "hoax". The vast majority of the most learned climate scientists (about 97%) in the world disagree with him. He said, back in March, that the coronavirus was going to go away on its own, and that the number of Americans who will be impacted will be very low. We now have almost 100,000 Americans dead, nearly twice as many who died in the Vietnam war, because of our current President's willful ignorance and refusal to listen to experts. Trump cares more about the stock market and his reelection than he does about Americans.


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I generally agree with what you said but I have to create a carve-out for this statement, "He said, back in March, that the coronavirus was going to go away on its own, and that the number of Americans who will be impacted will be very low." It's true he said those things, but I categorize those more as wishful thinking rather than outright lying. He, and no one, is able to predict what the virus will do. It was irresponsible of him to verbalize his childish wishful thinking about the virus, especially because so many people take his word as God's own truth; but I don't count it as a lie like so many other of his statements.

He has made enough lies to list that the wishful one about covid doesn't need to be included. For example, he lied about making hush money payments to a porn star, and then, lo and behold, a check to that very porn star with his signature appeared and he had to walk that back.


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Yes, SOME of his detractors in my opinion, love not the truth.


There you go Jerry....a UB reader and forever trumper!! Oh dear..... :?: :roll:

I know for a fact that you will also find homophobes and misogynists and racists and nationalists and alien abductors and end-of-world-ers and many other human-isms represented among the readership.

Owning or reading the UB obviously is certainly no guarantee of enlightenment....hahaha. Not even a little bit.

Perhaps you have learned a greater appreciation of why talking current politics can so easily and readily degenerate into irrelevant opinion "sharing"?

Your answer to "How Can This Be?" is that we are a funny bunch of monkeys with very personalized perspective of both human problems and human solutions where rhetoric is normally blind and ignorant and subjective and its delivery is so very targeted to create confusion, fear, anger, suspicion, and reaction. Truth is quite alien a concept related to rhetoric. Truth is not a goal or target of rhetoric. And it really doesn't matter who's rhetoric or the message of the rhetoric - it's goal is persuasion and alienation - both. Fear sells. If it bleeds, it leads!

The best lies are at least half true...rhetoric is a formalized method of justification and deception of the half true and untrue...and distraction from the truth.

Your own presentation here has an emotional content as well. Your indignation seems to miss the message found within the UB that only love and experiential wisdom delivers that spiritualization of unity that might begin to break down the barriers created by politics and rhetorical presentations.

The truth is that neither conservatives or liberals have the solutions to the world's problems...or at least they do not acknowledge or promote them. But they do convince so many that we are to choose one side or the other and demonize the other side not chosen. What a game.

Reminds me of one of my favorite bumper stickers: The Moral Majority....Is Neither!!

8)


So true, reading the UB in no way confers any status or special knowledge upon people because we all interpret the writings in the UB at the emotional, intellectual, moral and cultural level we are at as individuals. I know one UB reader who is a holocaust denier and a committed conspiracy theorist. He lives totally in his head, lacking all self-awareness as to his own delusions and motives. Another UB reader I know claims he is personally communicating with Melchizedek. Hey! Maybe the earth really is flat! :lol:

Actually, I went to a Flat-Earther's Conference once. The opening speaker said:

"The only thing we have to fear is sphere itself!" :roll:


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The president, is just one man. He has his flaws.

But what his supporters are NOT willfully ignorant of, unlike some of his detractors, is the wholehearted devotion to love the truth.
151:1.4

Which is a distraction to those who love not the truth. Which might be why sometimes, they get panicky.


All men and women have their flaws. That's not the problem. Our current president doesn't just have flaws, he is a pathological liar. He is emotionally somewhere around 5 years old. I am not "name-calling". I am stating the truth: Nearly everything he says can be disproven. In leadership, character matters. Many principled conservatives are in complete agreement with liberals and progressives on this issue: Trump is absolutely unqualified to be anywhere near government. He is terrified of intelligent women, which is why he uses childish nicknames, like calling them "nasty", or other insults that he hurls at people, men and women, every single day. How do you ask people to tolerate intolerance? Do people not see how this individual has degraded our country merely through the force of his mental illness? Other nations now pity us, they once respected the U.S.

Give me examples where you you think that Trump tells the truth. It certainly may be that you think it's the truth, because you might agree with it, but is that truth, merely because you agree?

For example: He has called global warming a "hoax". The vast majority of the most learned climate scientists (about 97%) in the world disagree with him. He said, back in March, that the coronavirus was going to go away on its own, and that the number of Americans who will be impacted will be very low. We now have almost 100,000 Americans dead, nearly twice as many who died in the Vietnam war, because of our current President's willful ignorance and refusal to listen to experts. Trump cares more about the stock market and his reelection than he does about Americans.



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we all interpret the writings in the UB at the emotional, intellectual, moral and cultural level we are at as individuals.


True for some I suppose. And then there are those who interpret the writings in the UB spiritually.


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I generally agree with what you said but I have to create a carve-out for this statement, "He said, back in March, that the coronavirus was going to go away on its own, and that the number of Americans who will be impacted will be very low." It's true he said those things, but I categorize those more as wishful thinking rather than outright lying. He, and no one, is able to predict what the virus will do. It was irresponsible of him to verbalize his childish wishful thinking about the virus, especially because so many people take his word as God's own truth; but I don't count it as a lie like so many other of his statements.

He has made enough lies to list that the wishful one about covid doesn't need to be included. For example, he lied about making hush money payments to a porn star, and then, lo and behold, a check to that very porn star with his signature appeared and he had to walk that back.



Presidents of powerful nations should not publicly engage in wishful thinking. It is childish and due to the intellectual level of far too many Americans, they will take him seriously and be unable to differentiate between wishful thinking and fact. Some people actually ingested bleach due to Trump's idiotic statements. It is not possible for me to respect him. And based on what past presidents have done over the past 50 years or so, I cannot even honestly say I respect the presidency itself. Too much dependence on military force, too many policies made to benefit billionaires.

Do you know what every billionaire really wants, deep in his soul? To be a trillionaire! :shock:


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nodAmanaV wrote:
The president, is just one man. He has his flaws.

But what his supporters are NOT willfully ignorant of, unlike some of his detractors, is the wholehearted devotion to love the truth.
151:1.4

Which is a distraction to those who love not the truth. Which might be why sometimes, they get panicky.


All men and women have their flaws. That's not the problem. Our current president doesn't just have flaws, he is a pathological liar. He is emotionally somewhere around 5 years old. I am not "name-calling". I am stating the truth: Nearly everything he says can be disproven. In leadership, character matters. Many principled conservatives are in complete agreement with liberals and progressives on this issue: Trump is absolutely unqualified to be anywhere near government. He is terrified of intelligent women, which is why he uses childish nicknames, like calling them "nasty", or other insults that he hurls at people, men and women, every single day. How do you ask people to tolerate intolerance? Do people not see how this individual has degraded our country merely through the force of his mental illness? Other nations now pity us, they once respected the U.S.

Give me examples where you you think that Trump tells the truth. It certainly may be that you think it's the truth, because you might agree with it, but is that truth, merely because you agree?

For example: He has called global warming a "hoax". The vast majority of the most learned climate scientists (about 97%) in the world disagree with him. He said, back in March, that the coronavirus was going to go away on its own, and that the number of Americans who will be impacted will be very low. We now have almost 100,000 Americans dead, nearly twice as many who died in the Vietnam war, because of our current President's willful ignorance and refusal to listen to experts. Trump cares more about the stock market and his reelection than he does about Americans.



The election is about you. And those who are like you.


Huh? I have no idea what you are saying...


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This is the best way to explain what Nod wrote above about the election and about the policies of this President.

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It’s true that Donald Trump has no interest in acting as president of the entire country. At most, he gestures toward the idea of making the country so rich and so proud that the people who’ve been against him will eventually have to submit to him in gratitude. But the us-versus-them message is not just an expression of Trump’s individual personality defects—rather, Trump is president because his personality defects harmonize with the political movement that was already in control of his party.


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This is the best way to explain what Nod wrote above about the election and about the policies of this President.

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It’s true that Donald Trump has no interest in acting as president of the entire country. At most, he gestures toward the idea of making the country so rich and so proud that the people who’ve been against him will eventually have to submit to him in gratitude. But the us-versus-them message is not just an expression of Trump’s individual personality defects—rather, Trump is president because his personality defects harmonize with the political movement that was already in control of his party.


I'll leave you to maligning what's true knowingly and deliberately.

Which is why this election is about you.

And those like you.


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Jerry,

Once again, there are journalists of good will and who have effective bullshit detectors. Media bias? What does that mean? What do you think the role of media should be in a democracy? Not speak truth to power? Our current president IS dividing us, he IS sowing chaos by calling Mexican people rapists and calling white supremacists "fine people" and by attempting to label any news that doesn't glorify him "fake news". He is an ungodly character by any standards, even politicians, and he is dangerous. It is not spiritual to call good evil and evil good; sentimentality and violence go hand in hand. Do you deny that our current president has inspired his followers at his rallies to commit acts of violence? i have seen and heard it with my own eyes. The nation really is divided. It's odd, to my mind, how some religious people do not see that our current president's god is money and that he's a secular materialist--every action he takes, every bill he signs and every policy he puts forth is designed to make the rich richer and everyone else poorer. Nothing spiritual or Jesusonian about that.

The watchword of the Urantia Book is PROGRESS. Is dismantling every environmental law progress? is tearing up treaties that have at least reduced some international tensions progress? Is threatening to use nuclear weapons on another nation progress? Is building walls progress? I prefer bridges.

Mental health professionals and experts in the fields of psychology and mental pathology have been warning us for several years about the mental and emotional sicknesses expressed in our current president's personality. Are they all merely haters? is everyone who is highly concerned that we have a lunatic for a president really just being haters? It's so easy--just call someone a hater because they have the ability to see a very sick character in a very high office of great responsibility. It's also hard to reason with someone who didn't use reason to come to their opinion in the first place.

As our current president himself said "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters". He is smart enough to know that once people get bamboozled by a master con-man it's humiliating and shame-producing to admit you've been conned...





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Well, with all the issues of our current leader he is supported mostly by the Religious right leaning citizens. These are the very same people who are the scaffolding upon which the new UB gospel of Jesus aka; the brother/sisterhood of mankind will be built. What I see in the media in the last 40 years or more is a gradual demonization of America Christianity in general along with the white American male (especially the baby-boomer).

It is one thing to pull women and minorities out of the social pits of the past. It is another thing to do this while demanding that another member of society be destroyed in the process and to add insult to injury--not being able to talk about it as that would be regarded as highly politically incorrect. Using your words...Nothing spiritual or Jesusonian about that.


I see a world where free speech is being disallowed because one side of the street does not want to hear what the other side has to say. You are right to point out the faults of society. I just don't think we will see much progress until both sides who seem to be at war with one another stop complaining and start listening to one another.

Everybody wants to be right/correct. Real Religion wants to be LOVING.
Knowledge speaks, Wisdom listens. (Jimi Hendrix)


To me, one of the greatest modern thinkers of today is Dr. Jordan Peterson. I know of many UB readers who would not give him the time of day. He is a lot like the UB. He takes a long time to get used to and says things that are shocking and off-putting for many people. Yet he holds an understanding of subject matter that, in the realm of psychology and social sciences, knows no equal. In interviews of Dr. Peterson (see Cathy Newman) with left leaning journalists, that media "bias" I spoke about is not just vividly apparent but openly aggressive. Dr. Peterson in his interviews does what the "Planet of the Humans" film does; it takes the science and uses it to educate the misplaced ideology.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, the UB is the gateway to the newfound Jesus gospel and brotherhood/sisterhood of mankind. I don't think we can exclude those people who will vote for this so called "lunatic" from our brotherhood if we expect it to be successful. This division is not being done by our president, it has been in the works long before he came on the scene, it pervades our educational and entertainment constructs and has been doing so for decades on end. Yet, what did Jesus say, "Fear Not" and for good reason because all things work for good. Our planetary life here on Urantia is not small specks of good upon a black background of evil, it's a white background of good with small specks of evil we have to deal with that makes us stronger as we grow in grace and in GOD!

With Love,
Paul


What you see as the demonization of American Christianity is due to some sectors of American Christianity having been polluted with nationalism, racism, sexism, materialism and still stuck in many superstitious belief systems:

195:9.9 (2083.5) Christianity has dared to lower its ideals before the challenge of human greed, war-madness, and the lust for power; but the religion of Jesus stands as the unsullied and transcendent spiritual summons, calling to the best there is in man to rise above all these legacies of animal evolution and, by grace, attain the moral heights of true human destiny.

195:9.10 (2083.6) Christianity is threatened by slow death from formalism, overorganization, intellectualism, and other nonspiritual trends. The modern Christian church is not such a brotherhood of dynamic believers as Jesus commissioned continuously to effect the spiritual transformation of successive generations of mankind.

195:9.11 (2083.7) So-called Christianity has become a social and cultural movement as well as a religious belief and practice. The stream of modern Christianity drains many an ancient pagan swamp and many a barbarian morass; many olden cultural watersheds drain into this present-day cultural stream as well as the high Galilean tablelands which are supposed to be its exclusive source.


There's another passage in the UB that says that modern Christianity has become so involved in the economic and political system of today's world that it can no longer function as a religion. I've long thought that nothing turns people away from God better than religion. Though every religion has its core teachings and truth, so much of religion fails to create unity, but instead merely creates uniformity among its adherents. Every in-group seems to need an out-group.

As far as the lowering of the status of the white male, keep in mind that America was founded on the enslavement of the black race and the decimation of the red race. The white male has held the dominant position in our country for centuries, a position that obviously he wants to hold on to. But the rights of women, of gay people, of blacks, asians and hispanics are of equal value, at least in my value system. I think the UB makes it clear that in the current world, with many millenniums of racial amalgamation, that there is no one superior race. Instead what we seem to have are superior and inferior genetics spread throughout every race. This is what racists cannot comprehend; that there are brilliant, wise and decent people within every race and there are stupid, criminal, indecent and evil people within every race. This is why it is so critically important to view people as unique personalities, just as the UB says. As humans, we are all the same in countless ways, yet paradoxically, and mysteriously, we are each unique because God made it so. So why do so many not behave and think as unique personalities? Why is originality and creativity not expressed in so many? Why are humans so terrified of change and uncertainty?


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