Saturday, November 12, 2005

Motes Versus Planks

I read a blog post from by a man named Ken who lives in Japan. In it, he states the following:

Japan, The Japanese were quite ruthless during WW2 and after the peace treaty was signed General Macarthur ordered to have 200 Christian Denominations come to Japan in hopes of making things more peaceful.

Well for the most part the Japanese rejected Christianity and just decided to be "Good People". They worked hard and stayed away from war etc.

So they tried to create a "Good" perfect nation, work hard and average 1.29 children per family.

Well the goodness and work has paid off materially and financially but without Jesus the core has been showing signs of rottening. And it's all been coming out in the form or corruption over the past 10~15 years and is getting worse all the time.

And as for the Christ less second generation they created with materialism and gadgets and over education the fruits are even turning more sour. Violence is on the rise and suicide numbers continue to climb. Jobless and Homeless on the rise.

The new generation doesn't want to be bothered with raising kid etc. The just want the American dream and then some.


I think Ken is either out of touch with the U.S. since he is in Japan or suffering from selective vision - that looking at the mote in your neighbor's eye while ignoring the plank in your own syndrom - because what he's saying about materialism, violence, homelessness, joblessness, etc. fits the United States today.

And the criticism of the Japanese for "wanting the American Dream" seems odd since, after all, who wants the American dream more than Americans?

While there may well be rot in Japan among non-Christians, there's certainly a lot of rot in the U.S. among Christians too.

Pat Robertson's call for Hugo Chavez to be assassinated and President Bush's insistence that the United States maintain torture as a weapon of interrogation for the CIA are indicators of how pervasive the rot is and how unloving - and removed from Jesus' original teachings - current versions of "Christianity" have become.

Truly, if you look around, everything he wrote about Japan can be said about the United States even though the U.S. considers itself a Christian nation.

A stunning example of this is that Internet Filter Review reports that 47% of Christians polled said they had a major problem with addiction to pornography in the home.

Belief in Jesus is, obviously, not the key to avoiding rot. Pat Robertson "believes" in Jesus, yet he does not follow Jesus' teachings. So the key is not "belief" in the entity Jesus, the key is aligning one's thoughts with love and following the teachings.

While Jesus preached compassion, forgiveness, and loving one's enemies and has been equated with love and with God, even he said it was his message that was important, not his person.

Calling Jesus God and worshipping him - as opposed to walking his talk - is of little use. Besides, Jesus was not the "God," he was a man and a messenger who had so aligned himself with God that he could know truth and perform miracles.

To worship Jesus instead of doing the hard work of learning how to love as he did is a cop out and defeats what he came here to do.

As he told us, As the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. John 20:21
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6

There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5

4 Comments:

At 11/18/2005 8:39 AM, Blogger Weng said...

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At 11/19/2005 9:15 AM, Blogger Weng said...

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At 11/21/2005 5:47 PM, Blogger Clyo said...

It is absolutely true that if the Christ Within is not raised, we will remain in our sins.

But, really, based on your idea - taught to you - we should live in a sinless world. But we don't. The death of Jesus did not take away our sins. They are right here and you can see them multiplying in the world today.

I am far from offended, however, for your reiterating standard dogma, for I know what I speak and write is true. Eventually, the truth will be understood and known by all Christians.

I think, however, that you have misunderstood what I have been saying, for my Christianity is far from "self-centered."

What I am attempting to do is get this truth - and Christ's real message - understood.

The message is this:

Take responsibility for what is in your mind, what you say and what you do because "as you sow, so shall you reap."

Are you going to create love or fear? Because you do one of both with every thought you think. Every thought contributes to one path or another for you and for everyone on this earth.

For what you think not only creates your individual reality, but it also creates our reality as a collective.

This truth has been hidden from us.

Emperors and Popes did not want us to know we have the Divine Spark inside us, that God connects with us through our minds, and creates reality according to our thoughts, words and intentions.

Imagine what people can do when they realize how reality is really formed?

Christianity has been perverted and used to make us think the worst of ourselves. Read The Pagan Christ and your eyes will open.

What the Emperor of Rome did in the 3rd century was to change the empowering idea of "The Christ Within" - which we all have within us, and which gives us the power to transcend all "evil" - to the disempowering idea that only one man is holy and we are sinners who can only be redeemed through someone else.

Your views are, of course, consistent with that idea, and with the idea that we have no responsibility for changing ourselves, but must put everything on someone else - Jesus - to simply make all our sins "go away" or change us "if he wants to."

I can't blame you, that's what you've been taught.

However, that idea is, inherently, a cop out.

We know we need to change. Look around and you know each one of us needs to bring more God - and more good - into the earth through our thoughts, words and actions.

God doesn't need us to apologize for what we are doing wrong. He doesn't need us to grovel.

God needs us to understand we have great and beautiful qualities and need to give birth to them for the good of all.

God need us to change our thoughts so we create good.

God is within. The "Christos" is within and very much alive.

Our authentic joy and God's joy is the same.

Realizing this is not self-centeredness. It gives us the opportunity to realize God makes no unfair contracts. God's joy is our joy. Our true joy is God's joy.

Yet, on this earth, because of the nature of physical life, we are all "crucified" in that we carry our core of spirit here on earth where our biology urges us to kill or be killed.

Our only hope in mastering that biology is to change oneself so one is holding positive and joyful ideas in one's mind that are aligned with God.

If you read The Pagan Christ and look at the evidence, you will see that the true essence of Christianity was perverted before being handed down.

True Christianity is, indeed, about "vibrations" and "rising up into heaven" (higher vibrations) instead of "descending low into hell."

It is about experiencing God in the everyday minutes of your life, not in reciting a bogus history handed down by a church set on maintaining its own power at all costs.

The old lies about Christianity are destroying us. It's time to connect with the real "Christ Within" so we can change ourselves and this world for the better.

For God will give you whatever you ask for. Indeed, God creates according to what is in your mind. That is what is meant by free will.

To not understand this is to remain part of the problem which is creating such chaos in the world today.

 
At 11/22/2005 5:45 AM, Blogger Weng said...

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