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Loving's
Attempts to be
Loving
2007 - February 2013
Contents
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Chapter 1
2001
1.1 September
2001 house (2001-09-13 14:03)
The half million dollar house that jay built, 120 Cloverly Lane, West Chester, PA
[1]
1. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/72846/jay%202001%20copy.jpg
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Chapter 2
2007
2.1 January
Darfur: Our life is entirely to address such needs (2007-01-22 16:49)
[1]Darfur: Our life is entirely to address such needs
1. http://standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com/2007/01/darfur-our-life-is-entirely-to-address.html
Who is ”Saved?” (2007-01-22 17:00)
Precisely and only that person that is converted from the mistaken view of ”The Fall;” that our life is given
for ourselves.
”The Fall” (2007-01-22 17:01)
Whose heart lives for itself? A dead persons heart.
What skin cell lives for itself? A cancerous skin cell.
What cat lives for itself? A cat with no or dead children.
And so it goes.
”The Fall?” When man imagined the lie that our life is for our own personal use, for our own personal
enjoyment.
Our ”Father” (2007-01-22 17:05)
The ”Father” of us all - an imaginary figure that we can choose to imagine. An INDESPENSIBLE imaginary
construct to Save Us from ”The Fall.”
The ”Our Father” seems a Perfect Prayer to recover from the fall, properly understood. Tolstoy’s ”[1]Gospel
in Brief” showed me, Gandhi and maybe King what this prayer means. At some time soon I hope to share
with you what I’ve learned.
99 % of the value, the Saving Grace of that prayer is in simply imagining ”Our Father” at the first two words.
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Everything else is possible from there:
Imagining that we all have one Father,
Certainly He has no ego problem,
He wants total Joy for us,
FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE, WHAT DOES HE WANT ME TO DO FOR HIS / MY FAMILY RIGHT
NOW! Bingo! Salvation!!!!!
1. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
Just can’t get enough...!!!! (2007-01-22 17:10)
Have you ever had that feeling? Of course you have!
Just can’t get enough of:
My friend.
That music group.
This delicious meal.
Alcohol.
Safety.
Acceptance.
Power.
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.
Well, Jesus found, and died to show us that there is something that trumps ALL of this.
Doing our Father’s will - serving his family from our hearts, because they have become our family, trumps all
of this. That, and that alone is where comes from Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Franics of Asisi, ML King.
Period. For such people and those exactly like them, the ONLY CLINICALLY HEALTHY PEOPLE, their
”Food” is to do the will of that imaginary ”Father.”
How does ”Saved” happen (2007-01-22 17:23)
Jesus showed us, and my life’s study and experiments bear him out:
Sacrifice (sacrifice the ”Good Life” for the ”Great Life,” Self Service for Other Service of the Least of These.)
Be the Light/Good - Be ENTIRELY of the Service of our Father’s Will (as best, honestly and completely as
we can imagine it.)
Yup. That is it. Be the ”light” that others can ignite from. One candle can ignite the world. Two candles
makes it twice as likely, etc.
Repeat.
Yes, there is no certainty, except as to the way. See above.
8. ”Lead us [all] not into temptation,” 9. ”But deliver us [all] from evil.” (2007-01-23 09:47)
Clearly we don’t really expect our Father to do our work for us, so who is supposed to? You, and Me. These
are tremendous exhortations to us for leadership and care:
Care to not be or create temptation (guys don’t flash the cash, girls be profoundly modest at all time even
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with your husbands, don’t indulge in or carelessly promote suff - superiority - or systems / institutions like
we all do now all of the time!)
Leadership away from evil by becoming Apostles, Saints, 100 % experts at Loving / Brotherhood / Otherish-
ness.
These are an urgent warning about environment. We can no more survive healthy in the current cultural
environment of the world than we can survive healthy in a toxic waste dump.
I’ve seen glimpses of just a few relatively non-toxic environments in my life, the clearest being some of
the Catholic Worker houses. Otherwise, spiritually and psychologically the US culture is the most toxic,
unhealthy, sinful, sin-inducing, disease producing, death producing culture devised by man. It leaves Sodom
and Gomorah and the Roman Empire in the dust.
God save the child that are brought into this cesspool. God forgive the parents that do so. God dedicate us
to CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE CULTURE/ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY/SYSTEM, becoming
the fire that illuminates, cleans the putrification, displaces it, and provides an alternative - a lifeboat, and
ark.
mr (2007-01-23 19:58:00)
You have brought this prayer to life. We are so blessed to have you as a brother.
We miss you dearly.
Love,
Mary Rachel and Dave
6. ”Forgive us our [errors],” 7. ”As we forgive the [errors of others]” (2007-01-23 10:47)
This pair is of huge value and importance. It can bring us to the nature of the problem - ”error” (”Sin” being
the original Greek word for ”error.”)
”Forgive us our trespasses” must cause us to reflect on what errors I personally made. The importance is not
so much in the errors themselves. The importance is that they must show us that we/I fail.
AND IF I FAIL, OF COURSE I CAN EMPATHIZE WITH ANOTHER PERSON FAILING. We must learn
to have this happen in our hearts, this domino effect of - ’if I failed, oh yes of course, the other fails.’ Almost
invariably I find myself smiling at myself as I go through this sequence.
This empathy, this Understanding, is utterly crucial if we are to join Jesus in his quest - to be his Disciple.
Why? Because otherwise we will not see and be able to treat the ”disease” that He is all about treating -
Error - missing the Path, the Narrow way. After all, who would ”choose” to miss the Path that is Heaven?
IT IS SO EASY TO MISS IT!
NOW, the above has nothing to do with being lenient, permissive, avoiding or such. IT HAS TO DO WITH
DIAGNOSIS! It may or may not lead to very tough treatment of the ”other!” But in any case it must be
the treatment of the MD. Is a good MD angry, pissed off, vengeful... when she/he sees disease in another?
She/he will be fully mobilized, but not in any way hostile; rather mobilized to serve, even if that serving
requires personal sacrifice or unavoidable pain for the ”patient.” OR, the diagnosis my be such that the ”MD”
rightly responds - ”I cannot help this patient at this time,” I’m not equipped to do so. In which case the
responsible action is to move on and find a ”patient” that they maybe able to help.
5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.” (2007-01-23 11:18)
Hugely important.
”Bread!” What bread?!?!?!? Oh this is so crucial - a dreadful slippery slope! Improperly understood it leads
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to enormous error and suffering.
WORST CASE understanding it leads us to pray - ”give me stuff!”
BAD CASE it leads us to pray - ”feed ME.”
Bad Case it leads us to think Jesus / God / Good / Father is all about giving us stuff to eat, or material stuff.
(If this were the case I guess Jesus wouldn’t have been crucified. Or, maybe He forgot to pray that day. :-) )
CORRECT CASE - Please give us the food for our soul, and that ”food” is the Understanding of What you
want us to do today - YOUR WILL for us today, this day, right this moment.
[all] - The whole brilliance of Jesus teaching is to ”save” us from the lie that we are separate from one another.
We are all one body. I find it necessary (a correction of the translation?) to insert [all] in my prayer as an
aid in seeing this. My need is for all of us, my entire ”body,” to find our daily ”bread,” our vision of what our
Father needs from each of us today. Remembering this aids me in imagining more precisely what our Father
wants me to do today, right now.
”Bread” is such an appropriate choice of words. Just as the hungry body cannot get enough of ”bread,” the
healthy, engaged Soul cannot get enough of doing its Father’s will! Imagine, your dearest loved one is in
extreme pain and you can help them. Can you get enough of helping them? Of course not. As one becomes
”Christian” one’s nervous system re-merges with that of all people - their pain is yours, their joy yours. You
can’t get enough of eliminating the pain. The urge to do so displaces, preempts everything else, including
the desire for the ”bread” that the body eats - except as necessary to serve the will of the Father. Heaven!
We thereby merge with the Father - Spirit, and are freed from the concerns of the body - concerns such as
physical ”bread.”
4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth as it is in Heaven.” (2007-01-23 14:28)
For years now this is just about my only prayer, The Lord’s Prayer, and I just don’t envision ever needing
any other. This astonishes me, but that is how I experience the prayer. I don’t prefer it this way, it is just
how it is. Having said that, I only in these last 5 years have begun to understand the prayer. Before the
understanding I am trying to share here, at best it was a series of meaningless words (mumbo jumbo); and at
worst it served to lead me very much astray.
THE BOTTOM LINE - this phrase above is the bottom line. Obviously in Heaven we are Perfect - Spirit!
Therefore, how is His will done in Heaven? WITHOUT any, ANY of the pull of the Flesh/Lust. ZERO. Well,
Jesus with this prayer calls us to follow Him in displacing everything within ourselves now, today, all the time
that does NOT consist of Our Father’s Spirit/Will. Based on my practice at discipleship so far I can only
describe this as eminently feasible. To the 100 % level? Who cares. 98 % level? Certainly. Not interested?
Not Christian. This is the whole thing.
How was Jesus perfect? Only in this regard, and that is everything. Jesus discerned what WAS and WAS
NOT Our Father’s will; he displaced what was not, and empowered and encouraged that which was.
WHY? What is the benefit? Well, for Jesus and for us what He promised is what I find - more Joy, Life, Love,
Peace and Persecution than one could ever hope for - Heaven, a Heaven of personal experience - EVERY
SECOND OF EVERY DAY - no matter what Persecution may be suffered. For me so far it hasn’t yet
been that tough - just homelessness, subzero temperatures, incarceration, disrespect, the discomforts of
sleeping upright every night, extreme isolation.... But still, as mild as these Persecutions are they suggest
that Jesus was absolutely correct - We can be in Heaven with our Father IN THIS LIFE REGARDLESS OF
CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS OUR CHOICE.
ALSO, from the perspective of a lifetime (35 years) as an adult trying to improve the world using every
material means imaginable, what is called for in the above phrase IS THE ONLY HOPE OF BRINGING
A MATERIAL HEAVEN TO EARTH. Of course it can be done. And Heaven ON EARTH MATERIALLY
WILL HAPPEN exactly in proportion to how many of us, how much of the time are purely hosts of His
will. Currently Greed/mammon, NOT His Will reigns. We see the results (among the mountains of evidence
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in the 3rd world: [1]Mining for Bling in the Congo; [2]Congo’s Tin Soldiers; [3]Life & Debt, etc, etc, etc.
Among the mountains of evidence around you - how much Joy is in your life and that of those around you?
Of the seconds in your day how many are Heavenly/Good? How about for your biological children present
or future?) Until this is reversed we may move Hell around a bit, but Heaven will be no closer. NOT ONE
INCH CLOSER.
LET’S GET ON WITH IT: For ourselves, for our immediate family, for our children, for our neighbors, for
the plant, for the future, for God’s sake!
1. http://www.current.tv/pods/international/pd04031
2. http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=301
3. http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=60027842&trkid=189530&strkid=1188775643_0_0&hnjr=5
3. ”Your Kingdom come[s]” (2007-01-23 16:04)
How does this strike you? It always strikes me as deliberately meaning not one, but TWO things:
A. Your Kingdom come ... for me to get there, for me to come there!
B. Your Kingdom come HERE... for Your Kingdom to come materially to this earth NOW!
The value and richness of this Life giving phrase is two fold:
1. This phrase lets us see that the answer to A & B above IS THE SAME: Your Will be done on earth as it
is in Heaven!
2. This phrase challenges us to every time imagine what His Kingdom is like. This will be a lifelong pursuite
for me. But I think I have the all important essence of it: It is Spirit, not Flesh; It is Free of Fleshly/Lust
concerns; It is entirely, 100 % about His concern for The Least of These - everyone in Heaven is 100 %
focussed and committed to the Least of These; it is absent personal concern because attention is totally
elsewhere; it is Heaven....
2. ”Hallowed be your name” (2007-01-23 16:11)
Hmmm. This has been the least important of the phrases for me. Up until recently. Recently this phrase has
helped me reflect on why His name is hallowed. This phrase helps me connect with my experience thus far of
our Father:
In my biological father’s total, otherish commitment to the wellbeing of others.
To the unconditional kindness shown by KC, a foodwagon-for-the-homeless worker I met the the other day; a
young man that showers unconditional kindness/love/friendliness on everyone.
Gandhi.
Thomas.
Bev.
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.
This Goodness is God, the Father. There is nothing else. We need nothing else.
NOW I find this component of the prayer enormously fruitful in the growth of my capability to be displaced by
all but, and filled completely with His Spirit / Will (my consicience / still small voice / empathy / compassion
/ humanity.)
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1. ”Our Father in Heaven” [And Our Mother Earth; and/or, Our Master Jesus....!]
(2007-01-23 16:23)
99 % of the value of this Sacred, all sufficient prayer is in these 4 words. Everything else can come with these
four. In fact, 98 % of the value is in the first TWO words.
The degree to which we Imagine, and Live in every respect out of the Idea / Truth / Wisdom / Humanity /
Totality that there is One Father of us All - Heaven will happen.
Often, usually, when I say this prayer, I don’t make it past these first two words. I can get stuck in Imagining
the implications for me of One Father of us all, making us all one family - for many, many productive minutes.
And, for those times I make it no further than these first two words I’m ok.
These first two words put me close to, or in His Will. And that’s all there is. The entire reason that Jesus
lived and died for us was to knit us together as One Family with One Father. Heaven for the individual and
the collective is inescapable in exact proportion to the degree to which this exists at any moment - for the
individual, for the collective.
Father, what do you want me to do? Where in your family are you looking? What do you want me, with my
strenghts, weaknesses and other particular circumstances to DO? NOW? This is the whole deal.
However, words 3 & 4 are enormously productive as well. ”in Heaven” takes me to the world of spirit, and to
the fact that in Truth, as I experience it in my moments of Wisdom, I/we are spirit beings - not Flesh beings.
Who cannot imagine themselves transplanted into a robot entity and still being themself? Who can imagine
their brain being removed, their Flesh kept alive, and still being themself?
Jesus invites us to NOT make this ”world” our home, but to travel with Him, to follow Him to our Father’s
Kingdom in Heaven - NOW.
Peace Pilgrim (2007-01-23 19:54)
[1]Peace Pilgrim: ”This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred
with love.” ....Peace Pilgrim
“To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your
life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find
inner peace.”
“We are all cells in the same body of humanity.”
“Many people profess Christianity. Very few live it-almost none. And when you live it people may think
you’re crazy. It has been truthfully said that the world is equally shocked by one who repudiates Christianity
as by one who practices it.”
“Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way:
purposeless, passionless, day after day.”
“No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.”
“Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.”
”I’ve met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I’ve met many more
people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives.”
“Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you’ll hardly
have time to think about food.”
”people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world
peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good
of the whole.”
More [2]Peace Pilgrim Quotes!!!!!
1. http://www.peacepilgrim.net/
2. http://thinkexist.com/quotes/peace_pilgrim/
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”Father’s Will” is a way of Life: Physical properties (2007-01-31 10:10)
Hmmm. This is a working piece for me - as I try to understand what I am learning through this recent walk
/ adventure.
Living
”Our Father’s Will”=God’s Will=Goodness=Humanity (what through prayer/contemplation/meditation
I IMAGINE it to be) has predictable properties / outcomes.
What do I mean? A few examples.
David Dellinger is in Mid 1960’s Fla talking at a church in a positive way about the Cuban revolution. Cubans
hating the revolution swarm in threatening violence. One smashes Dellinger in the back of the head. He
responds by turning to face the attacker and extending his hand in friendship. Instead of a fight, dialog
ensues.
jay 30 days ago left the US culture of competition, greed, stuff, addiction; left with what he had left after
paying his last debts - nothing but bus fare and some clothes. Making not one request for help of anyone he
has received:
- a donation of $200 beyond the price of a laptop he was selling [thought I didn’t notice? :-) ]
- personally donated food all but two of those days
- Warm clothes and a sleeping bag
- A new warm jacket
- Offers of lodging on cold nights
- Encouragement from some of the Park Police and Secret service....
What is going on here? Our Father’s Will/God/Goodness is predictably (there is NO CERTAINTY in
ANYTHING in life) called forth in the face of extreme Humanity/Brotherhood. EXTREME Human-
ity/Brotherhood.
When we Heroically, Extremely exercise our own Humanity/Good/God/Brotherhood the odds increase from
near zero that others will begin to exercise theirs.
Our religion in this society is to place as much insulation between us and God/Good as possible! WE DO
NOT BELIEVE IN GOD/GOOD/OUR FATHER’S WILL. We do not trust in Good/God/OUR FATHER.
”I’ll take care of myself, of my own!” Thereby we kill Good/God/OUR FATHER through atrophy in ourselves
and starve it in others.
2.2 February
Action Springs from Readiness for Responsibility (2007-02-02 10:44)
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”
“To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self, to see only Him who goes before and no
more the road which is too hard for us.”
“It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form
a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.”
“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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The Cost of Grace (2007-02-02 17:15)
[1]Dietrich Bonhoeffer -
”Through the call of God, men become individuals. Every man is called separately, and must follow alone.
But men are frightened of solitude, and try to protect themselves from it by merging themselves in the society
of their fellow-men and in their material environment. They become suddenly aware of their responsibilities
and duties, and are loath to part with them. But all this is only a cloak to protect them from having to
make a decision. They are unwilling to stand alone before Jesus and to be compelled to decide with their
eyes fixed on Him alone.. It is Christ’s will that he should be thus isolated, and that he should fix his eyes
solely upon him.”
”Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline,
Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without
discipleship, grace without the Cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
”Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has.
It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods.
”Costly grace is the Gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door
at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls
us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man
the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner.
“It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make
a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen
themselves.”
Question: What is the greatest gift we can ge given?
Answer: A relationship with Our Father/God - our ”Daily Bread” - His ”Will” for us.
Question: How many people, adults, have this gift available to them, really?
Answer: In my experience - very few; they/we just don’t hear, are not aware of hearing even a murmer from
Him.
Question: What is the greatest tragedy that could befall someone, and befall their loved ones?
Answer: That a person blessed with the ability to hear His Will, even very faintly at first, turn away instead.
”But men are frightened of solitude, and try to protect themselves from it by merging themselves in the
society of their fellow-men and in their material environment.” Thereby they deprive themselves of Life, and
deprive their loved ones of the greatest possible hope - Life. A candle goes out.
”If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes,
and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:26)
[Yes, this one I wrote specifically with you in mind. :-) Love, Brother jay]
1. http://www.dbonhoeffer.org/node/6
Come on in!!!!! or don’t :-( (2007-02-04 11:52)
In my youth I craved skiing. I almost always did so alone. With very little time on the slopes (I grew up
in NJ!) I became very, very good. It was as though my entire being merged, or was trying to merge with
the skis-boots-trails-mountains. It was day-long orgasm after day-long orgasm.... No, it was not specifically
sexual in that sense, but it WAS that intense/overwhelming/awesome/excruciating/sacred. Pretty much.
Why did I ski alone? Hmmm. Well, it was not because I told others - GO AWAY! Oh, many moments/seconds
I yearned so deeply for others to want to be with me in the experience.
Why did I ski alone? Because no one wanted to/could join me. Almost everyone else wanted to be with
someone on the mountain. What I wanted was the reverse - I wanted to be with the mountain and have
others experience that with me. No one else could imagine what I was experiencing - they couldn’t see it for
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themselves; they couldn’t see it in me. There were brief times when I was lonely, sometimes intensely lonely.
But the loneliness never blurred the choice - or obscured the Pearl. No contest. Merging at the cellular level
with the mountain - that always won out. Heavenly. Was God/Our Father/Humanity what I was merging
with?
I wonder sometimes, idly, amusedly if anyone will be at my funeral (if there is one - CREMATION please,
no plot!), whenever that happens in the next 50 years or so. My guess is, probably not. :-) Within any
given week for this last month or so this realization comes to me - probably not. People don’t stay with me,
although they would say/perceive the reverse.
What I want to share this morning is - as absurd and contrary to how others would see it - I feel like my
whole life I’ve been trying to be on or as close the ”path” as I can. I’ve always been closer to the ”path” than
most. I really experience being ON the ”path” now. Yes I am walking it ineptly. But I am walking it. IT IS
HEAVEN.
What I want to share this morning is - COME ON IN, THE WATER IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But if
you don’t, I’m not coming out to be with you. The invitation will ALWAYS STAND, ALWAYS. I WILL
ALWAYS MISS YOU, YEARN FOR YOU. But, if you won’t come, I’m ok with that. Now, what I’ll do is
work as hard as I can to ENJOY the ”path,” THAT OTHERS MIGHT SEE. But if you don’t choose to join,
that is up to you. YES I CARE! I ACHE FOR YOU TO BE ON IT, AND WITH ME. But, if you don’t, or,
until you do, I’m staying in/on. This is a new sense of comfort for me. A new idea. I feel that everyway I
can I’ve been an ”invitation” and have spent great time and energy extending the invitation. I don’t regret
that, but I’m tired of doing it, and maybe it has been a disservice to you.
The Father of the prodigal son never left his estate. He stayed on the estate, building it, keeping it strong,
maintianing the access roads so it would be ready! In God’s time the son chose to return, and the Father
was overjoyed!
Jesus/God/Good DO NOT PUNISH US. EVER! (2007-02-06 10:48)
...They simply WARN US where the PUNISHING CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR ARE! Just like a loving
human parent frantically warns a child that a finger in the flame will result in great pain!
Being on the ”path” is to be pain free psychologically and in ”Heaven” (full joy, peace, love, Life!), although
physically crucified/persecuted. Think of the mother bleeding, broken and bruised from a car wreck, running
with her injured child in her arms. Is she in pain? Physically, yes. Psychologically? NO!
LIP SERVICE, Jesus taught, is the UNFORGIVABLE SIN (2007-02-06 10:53)
No? I just got this! I’ve hated lip service throughout my adult life, but just within the last 24 hours clarity
has come to me that Jesus hated lip service the most! Why? Because when we engage in lip service we
are the very least likely to get on the ”path!” Why? Because with lip service we release the tension that
conscience/good/Father/God exert within us, the TENSION that would otherwise save us!
Think about what He said about:
The two sons. One said ”I’ll do it!” and DID NOT. LIP SERVICE. The other son said, ”NO WAY!” and DID
IT.
The Unforgivable Sin is to deny the Spirit. LIP SERVICE! Yes, lip service acknowledges the Spirit, but
TALK IS CHEAP. ACTION IS DEAR. LIP SERVICE, NON-ACTION IS TO DENY THE SPIRIT!
Who did Jesus rail against?!??! THE HYPOCRITS! LIP SERVICE.
Lip service is the unforgivable sin, because it is the sin we are least likely to escape. Lip service will KEEP
US OFF THE PATH.
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THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENSIONS.
THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH LIP SERVICE.
bangde111111 (2007-02-06 11:03:00)
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Following Jesus: Judging is the hardest, most important part (2007-02-06 13:43)
No! Contrary to popular teaching by today’s Scribes and Pharasese - the ”Church” - Judging is not forbidden,
it is Jesus greatest requirement of us if we are to follow him:
”Love as I have loved.”
”Do unto others all that you would have them do unto you.”
”They will know you by how you love one another.”
These are NOTHING if not exhortations to scrupulously judge/evaluate ourselves and others.
YES, WE MUST NEVER ”JUDGE” IN THE WAY OF PLACING OURSELVES OR OTHERS ABOVE
OR BELOW OURSELVES OR OTHERS! But as the MD (Dr.) must ”diagnose/judge” the condition of the
patient, the disciple of Jesus must judge matters of the Spirit/Soul as a absolute requisite to service. Come
on now, let’s stop the idiotic, heretical disparagement of all ”judging.”
The hardest thing I do as a would-be disciple of Jesus is my attempts to adhere to this requirement - this
necessary task of Judging. It would have been so much easier in so many ways to avoid judging my own life
and how best I could serve and to:
Stay in my half million dollar house.
Keep my 20 year career.
Be a ”normal” father.
Be a ”normal” person.
Stay with my wonderful adopted family in West Chester.
Keep my comfortable management job.
Stay with my new Washington DC adopted community....
”If you do not hate family... you cannot love me.”
The ”good” is the enemy of the ”great.”
There is no success on my journey of discipleship that has come without my adherence to this requirement
to JUDGE. It is way hard. It is indispensable. Want to be ”Christian?” JUDGE yourself and others with
TOUGH LOVE.
mr (2007-02-17 12:02:00)
hi jay
mr (2007-02-17 12:09:00)
Dear Jay,
I understand that our family and environment had too many distractions from what you are trying to do.
But, I remember when you spoke of your brief return to DC and the caring response from the community you received.
I remember more recently you told me that you were home.
I guess I wonder why God would want you to hate them because it seems that from their love and kindness, you and
they mave have grown more able to do His will and love Him.
Love,
mary rachel
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Jay McGinley (2007-02-17 13:57:00)
Hey sweetie! Oh my gosh, I miss you all so much.
As to your post - What?!?!!?!?!? Hey, I’m just quoting what He said. DON’T BLAME ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Do you think I hate someone? Oh I pray God you do not think so.
What I think Jesus was telling us with that troubling statement (among His worst phrased/worst translated) is NOT
to literally ”hate” anyone, ever! NO!!!! NEVER!!!!!!! Clearly, however, what he was telling us is that the more we
follow what He taught, the more the world will make us choose. Primarily this happens as others, who we love, chose
NOT to go down the same path. What then? We must chose: continue on the path; or stay with those who will not,
or can not follow. Staying the path will literally tear us appart from many whom we love. This is what he was trying
to address with this dreadful statement.
Personally, I think Jesus could have done much better than the phrase He selected about ”hating.” :-) What would
better express His idea would have been - ”You are going to have to an extreme, extreme amount Love, Joy, Peace and
Life on my Path because walking it is not what most of those you currently know are going to choose to do!” It will
tear you appart - literally and emotionally. This is what I find to be true.
I miss you all a lot.
Love forever, brother jay
ps: See you guys soon?
Jay McGinley (2007-02-17 14:08:00)
MR dear,
Maybe I reacted in too worried a fashion. Were you wondering about my leaving Thomas/Ellen/Connie...?
In my response above I spoke of one of the ways that the ”Path” tears us appart.
For how many seconds can my heart stop without my Life coming to an end? Not many. For how many minutes can I
stop doing His Will, Waging Total Love, being as perfect a Sacrifice as I can be - before my Life comes to an end? Not
many.
Life is not given to me for my personal use, but to do our Father’s will. He has wanted me here contributing to
Thomas, I sense, to strengthen His Kingdom. But after a much longer time than I anticipated, my work here is coming
to end. This will no longer be the ”front lines” for me. He will call me to where that is - in front of the White House
for Darfur, in Prison for Darfur or to end the Iraq War... something like that.
Three environments in my life I have not felt like a complete alien on this planet - with my Dad, with the Austin Clan,
and here at the Peace House.
:-) :-) :-) being in dialog with you. :-) :-) :-)
”This has to stop....” Rachel Corrie; Christian Soldier (2007-02-08 09:38)
”This has to stop. I think it is a good idea for us all to drop everything and devote our lives to making this
stop. I don’t think it’s an extremist thing to do anymore.” [1]Rachel Corrie
What makes a Marine? I think it is debatable, but for me the answer is heart. It is a certain type of heart
that make a Marine. Some are born with it. Some strive with their entire being to achieve it. But striving,
wanting, imagining, wishing, praying, talking... do not make a Marine. Achieving/having the HEART of a
Marine makes a Marine.
It is a certain type of heart/spirit/Soul that makes one a disciple of Jesus. Off hand I don’t think of anything
that better captures that heart/Spirit/Soul than Rachel’s words above. I don’t think one is Christian if /
when their heart is anything less than that.; not in this world of almost total misery and death. Were not
those same words everpresent in Jesus breast? ”There is no greater love than to lay down your life....” ”Love
as I have loved....” ”The Good Shepherd (Christian) lays down his life for his sheep....”
We are not Living (we are not a Disciple) if we spend minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years/decades living
divorceded/self-anesthetizeded/AMPUTATED from the agony of this world - Darfur, Manhattan, Congo,
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New Orleans, Hatai.... And if we are not amputated from, WE ARE SERVING THE NEED, ”the least of
these my family....”
Living = Christian. One body. ONE body, no amputation, no anesthesia.
1. http://www.rachelcorrie.org/
Fadhilah Fitri (2010-06-15 04:16:12)
Rachel Corrie was brave...
Did Jesus exist? (2007-02-08 10:07)
Did Jesus exist? Does it matter? Does it matter if he is a fiction? Does it matter if he lived? Does it matter
if he was the son of God? Does it matter if there is a God in fact? WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS LEFT
US DIRECTLY AS HIS. What matters is if we use it.
Did Einstein exist? Does it matter? Does it matter if he is a fiction? Does it matter if he lived? Does it
matter if he was the son of God? Does it matter if there is a God in fact? WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS
LEFT US DIRECTLY AS HIS.
Did Newton exist? Does it matter? Does it matter if he is a fiction? Does it matter if he lived? Does it
matter if he was the son of God? Does it matter if there is a God in fact? WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS
LEFT US DIRECTLY AS HIS.
Did Lister exist? Does it matter? Does it matter if he is a fiction? Does it matter if he lived? Does it matter
if he was the son of God? Does it matter if there is a God in fact? WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS LEFT
US DIRECTLY AS HIS.
Did Columbus exist? Does it matter? Does it matter if he is a fiction? Does it matter if he lived? Does it
matter if he was the son of God? Does it matter if there is a God in fact? WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT IS
LEFT US DIRECTLY AS HIS.
If you are not being crucified... (2007-02-08 10:51)
... by the world, you are not following Jesus.
Yes, the point is NOT to go seek crucifixion. No! It doesn’t work like that!
But, I can’t think of any exceptions in my life - if I am on or near the path I am being crucified:
Isolation
Disdain
Solitude
Hunger
Poverty
Imprisonment
divorce by/separation from people I love and need
Derision
Slander
etc
etc
etc
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Christian? Leader. (2007-02-08 16:56)
If you are Christian (in Jesus eyes) then you are a leader, by definition, by function. Christian and Leader
are inseparable.
You cannot be Christian (in Jesus eyes) and NOT be a leader - actually and consciously. Like everything
that matters - this is not a ”rule,” it is how things work.
”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.” This is an exhortation from Jesus to each of us to leadership. The
”daily bread” is our clear understanding, individually, today, this instant of what our Father’s will is for each
of us individually. ”Give us [all] this day...” is a clear exhortation to each individual Christian to lead ”us all”
(her/his brothers) to see our daily bread. Gandhi - ”you must be the change you wish to see.”
Tolstoy’s translation of Jesus ([1]Gospel in Brief), ”...the fulfillment of the Father’s will depends on each man’s
effort and striving to make people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of
the Father’s will, which alone saves from death and gives life.” Leadership. Leadership is how we make people
see.
For my entire adult life I have felt called to leadership. I’m just now, with today’s insight, with this post, I
am understanding why this call has been so deep and so urgent for me, for all these decades.
No, unfortunately the models that abound in this world of ”leader” are absolutely not what Jesus calls us to.
Francis of Asisi said, ”We must preach the Gospel all day long, and occasionally use words to do so.” This
kind of leadership. BE Good. DO Good. THAT is the kind of Leadership Jesus calls for. Life service, not
Lip service. ”They will know you by how you love one another.” ”Do unto others ALL that you would have
them do unto you.” Living these commandments is the leadership, the ONLY leadership.
Wow. We’ve got a lot of work to do.
1. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
Christian? Soldier. YOU take away the sins of the world. (2007-02-09 10:26)
Mop-up operations. Not in the usual military sense. But I can’t escape the aptness of the term - MOP-UP
OPERATIONS.
Jesus took away the sins of the world. ”Love as I have loved.” CHRISTIANS are to take away the sins of the
world. We are to mop-up the sins with our bodies. Isn’t that what Jesus did? He used his body to make
visible, attract and absorb the sins of the world.
”The real food for the Spirit is the Flesh,” said Jesus (Tolstoy translation of the Gospel.)
Jesus did it to spare us? Bull shit. Jesus MODELED it for us - HE SHOWED US WHAT TO DO, HOW
TO LIVE AND LOVE IN A WORLD OF SUFFERING.
Christian? Soldier. YOU take away the sins of the world.
:-)
see also John Koffee in [1]The Green Mile; Steve Beko in [2]Cry Freedom....
1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120689/
2. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092804/
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Our beloved Wiseguy left his body today (2007-02-09 17:54)
[1] He was diagnosed yesterday with cancer. It was estimated he
had one or two weeks to live.
He is a miraculous (sacred?) dog. Wiseguy was not in any pain, but he knew he was sick; for about a week
now. A massive tumor in the stomach. You could almost literally see it grow in size.
I’m so sad. I’m so sad for [2]Thomas; and [3]Connie; and [4]Ellen.
I’ve never seen such a one-person, totally committed and dedicated animal. Wiseguy is totally devoted to
Thomas. He mourns when Thomas is out of his sight. Mourns! At the park when it is cold, and Thomas
naps, Wiseguy lays down close to keep Thomas warm. For hours.
The tears. The sadness.
We’ve been so blessed by Wiseguy.
We all tried to make his last days with us a Joy.
Wiseguy made his exit while in Thomas’s sleeping arms today. It was Divine. Wiseguy would follow Thomas
EVERYWERE/ANYWHERE. But when Thomas invited him upstairs at about noon to nap with him,
Wiseguy couldn’t make it past the 3rd step. None of us could imagine he would go so quickly. So Thomas
returned with him to the livingroom floor and took his nap with his arm wrapped around Wiseguy. I could
see that Wiseguy didn’t sleep. But he was completely at peace in his brother’s arms, sharing with his partner
Thomas some of the love he had so lavished on him every day. Seeing that everything was as it should be,
and that there was no more for him to do to help us, Wiseguy quietly made his exit.
There is much for us to learn from Wiseguy and others of his higher species. They are higher than humans
because they never learned not to care about the ”other.” They never learned to care more about themselves
than about the other. They never suffered the ”Fall.” If we want to we can learn from them how to Love,
how to Live.
Wiseguy exited his body but he can’t exit this world. He has entered too many of our hearts/spirits/souls for
that to happen. So actually, Wiseguy continues at his post showing us how to Live, how to Love. May we
learn from Wiseguy. May we follow his lead. In time.
Thank you Wiseguy. Thank you.
Thank you. It has been an honor to know you.
1. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/49190/wiseguy.standing.jpg
2. http://www.prop1.org/thomas.htm
3. http://prop1.org/conchita/
4. http://nucnews.net/nucnews/briefslv.htm
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Man must discover fire for the second time. (2007-02-11 17:58)
“The day will come when after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for
God the energies of love. And on that day for the second time in the history of the world, man will have
discovered fire.”
This is a quote of [1]Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The notion of ”fire” as an element of our Christian quest haunts me, in a very positive way. It will not leave
me.
The Christian (always when I say this I mean in Jesus’ eyes) may best understand her/himself as a flame, a
Sacred bit of fire.
The Christian is charged with:
Maintaining the flame - protecting it at the cost of one’s life if necessary.
Growing the flame as though the fate of the entire planet depends upon it, which it does.
Spreading the flame to the soul of others with every bit of speed possible, at every conceivable opportunity,
spending every second on this task as the only hope for humankind, which it is.
Spirit is Fire is Spirit is Fire....
Oh, there is much work to be done. Let’s get on with it.
1. http://www.earthlight.org/essay39_king.html
Dear Family, Wish you were here! (2007-02-12 11:28)
Dear Bev, Cap, Chris, Dave, Emily, Gerry, Jeremy, Laura, Marcia, Mary Rachel, Mohamed, Rosemary, Steve,
Sue, et al...,
I don’t have any stamps and remain without reliable email access. I’ve wanted to write you but I have no
means (thank God! ”The Golden Rule is to steadfastly refuse to have what millions cannot have,” Gandhi,
the only means of avoiding divorce from our brothers.)
But, I have been writing you and will continue to do so when I have access to the blogs. You can see them
all by clicking my [1]complete profile at left. Each post is with you in mind.
I love you and will always. You are my family and always will be in my heart.
Wish you were here! Why? Man, this is Living! No kidding! Imagine the most wonderful vacation you can.
[These are just some of the ones I’ve taken: [2]A, [3]B, [4]C, [5]D, [6]E, [7]F, [8]G, [9]H, [10]I...]This is better!
Perfect? No. There are still distractions and limitations from making the greatest possible contribution to
the health of our death-bed human body. But I am freer of obstacles than ever before!
For the first several weeks of January it was 23hrs per day in front of the White House. Was falsely arrested
for ”camping” (I was not) and that court date is mid March. I face weeks or months in prison if convicted.
No matter. However I can best serve. Time will tell.
Thrown in were two 3 day stints with [11]Catholic Workers, risking arrest 3 times and getting arrested twice
- one at the Pentagon exposing the workers to the faces of Iraq children, and one at the [12]Federal Court
House in DC standing in for Abdel Galib Amed Hakim, 27 of Ta’iz Yemen who has been kept at Guantanimo
in illegal detention by the US Goverment that I have been funding. That court date is mid April.
Since Jan 19th, the day of my Pentagon court date (dismissed without prejudice) I have been contributing to
two of today’s living saints, [13]Thomas and Connie and [14]Ellen. They are renovating the basement of their
base of operations so the Washington Peace Center can operate there, and so that there is in-floor heating for
the main floor. By donating my time to the construction I thought I might contribute to their Spirit, and I
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think I have done so. The project has continued long past what I anticipated. Now my guess is that by week’s
end I will take my leave and return to the Darfur Vigil at the White House. Here I have had unexpected
access to the internet and have created this [15]blog - my most important ever. [and ESPECIALLY THIS
POST >[16]CLICK HERE!!!!]. I pray it is of help to you. It can be your transportation, in part, to this
wonderful spot I’ve found!
Life does not get much better than this. Well, ok, it does. When one learns much more than I have about
courage, giving, compassion, humanity... than I have, yes, it IS better. But I’m learning and making a way.
The way? :-)
There is a whole world of room here if you ever know anyone that wants to come and visit or stay for a while,
or even move in!
I miss you all dearly, but only because I love you so.
Wishing you great Joy and loving you forever, brother jay
1. http://www.blogger.com/profile/11664717
2. http://www.littledixbay.com/
3. http://www.geographia.com/jamaica/
4. http://www.banff.com/ski/index.htm
5. http://www.visitlondon.com/choose_site/?OriginalURL=/
6. http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2784410-milan_things_to_do-i
7. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1912
8. http://www.internet-esq.com/ski/italy/cervinia.htm
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2001_09_01_jesusgodgoodetcnjay_archive.html#117139738336840928
10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/1991_10_01_jesusgodgoodetcnjay_archive.html
11. http://www.jonahhouse.org/
12. http://www.jonahhouse.org/inside.htm
13. http://www.prop1.org/
14. http://nucnews.net/
15. http://www.jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
16. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
David Dellinger, a Saint in our Time (2007-02-12 19:36)
More than Dr. ML King except in his last few years, more than Gandhi, more than Teresa of Calcutta...
[1]David Dellinger is the most relevant Saint of our age, our greatest model, I think. His autobiography is
one of the three most important books I have ever read: ”[2]From Yale to Jail.” #1 for me is ”[3]The Gospel
in Brief,” Tolstoy; and #2. ”[4]The People’s History of the United States,” Howard Zinn.
Quotes:
”Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and
nationally, must choose: total love or total war. ”
”Our nonviolent activism would be more positive if we stressed reaching out with love for our fellow human
beings–love not only for the victims, but also for those who defend the existing system, including those who
think they benefit from it, even toward the police and other security forces. Love for those who defend
the system, including the police who harass and arrest us? Is that unrealistic? Let me testify that this
kind of love makes a difference. In 1987, twenty of us invaded the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, protesting against
U.S. sponsorship of the terrorist Nicaraguan Contras. When we were arrested and taken downstairs to
be fingerprinted, an officer recognized me and introduced me to the other officers. He said, ”This is Dave
Dellinger, who I want you to meet because his actions are based on love for everyone, including us.” I also
recognized him: The second time he had arrested me he had grabbed the arm of another officer, who was
about to hit me on the head with a club, and said, ”Stop. This is a good guy who doesn’t need to be
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hit like that.” Love for every human being is necessary for our individual growth and fulfillment. Those
who practice this love benefit spiritually as they help others. While there are still badly needed changes in
our anti-democratic society, I see positive signs that acting with love for other people and their needs does
succeed.”
”I see the illness when people take pleasure in beating out their fellow humans in the competitive pursuite of
private success that produces winners and losers, victors and victims. So it is not just the suffering of the
victims that upsets and moves me, but also the illness of the victors.”
”There is nothing more fulfilling than to work in a Beloved Community of people who are laboring to cure
that illness [striving for domination/exploitation], in ourselves and in the society, and do not demand a sterile
conformity of ideology and action among those who share that goal. In such a community, the members are
working, each in her or his own way, to create the ”proper capability” of living a sisters and brothers in a
world in which everyone will be equal - a world in which people are really born equal and will never cease to
be treated as equal, whatever their individual diversities and failings; a world that will not make a mockery
of the U.S. claims that we live ”with liberty and justice for all.”
”For a long time, the demonstrations played a crucial role, not just in showing the public, the traditional peace
organizations, the government - and the Mobe (Mobilization) - how widespread and serious the oppositon
was but also in giving heart to the demonstrators... When [the citizens] became so upset over teh war that
they finally set aside this conditioning [that marching was making a spectacle of oneself] and marched in
their first demonstration, it frequently led to a psychological breakthrough, one that I observed ina number
of people... The main effect of participating was energizing and empowering. They went back to their local
communities ready to play a more confident and active role... After a while, though, the demostrations tended
less and less to work that way. Periodic demnstrations bagan to take on a life of their own as the be-all and
end-all of the movement. The line got bluurred between participating to end the war and participating in
order to enjoy the exhilirating experience of experessing one’s antiwar views in solidarity with thousands
of like-minded people. There were indications that some people were going to a demonstration much as
some people go to a church, synagogue or meditation center. For them, the marches and rallies had become
periodic self-satisfying rituals that weren’t consistent enough in leading to follow-up activities elsewhere.
Instead of helping people to gain new insights and energy to go home and express them in new relationships
and practices, they [demonstrations] were becoming almost a substitute for doing so.”
1. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/27/154215&mode=thread&tid=25
2. http://www.amazon.com/Yale-Jail-Story-Moral-Dissenter/dp/0963622439
3. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
4. http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-United-States-Present/dp/0060838655/sr=1-1/qid=1171465225/ref=pd_
bbs_sr_1/104-1070470-4178318?ie=UTF8&s=books
THE BOOK THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD - Tolstoy’s ”Gospel in Brief”
(2007-02-13 10:37)
The writing of the ”[1]Gospel in Brief” Saved Tolstoy’s life Spiritually (and that of countless others including
Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and Literally in the case of Tolstoy himself. On the verge of suicide
after achieving all the world’s wealth and fame, and fiercely distrusting the ”Church” teachings, he did his
own translation of the original Greek texts of the bible - ”The Gospel in Brief.”
Tolstoy’s ”The Gospel in Brief” may be the single book that could save the world. It IS the Gospel, the Good
news of G D.
Tolstoy’s ”The Gospel in Brief” created Gandhi by spawning Tolstoy’s ”[2]The Kingdom of God is Within
You,” Gandhi’s bible and that of his comrades from his Barrister days onward into South Africa and then
India.
This book was a cause of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by spawning ”[3]The Law of Love and the Law of
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Violence,” a book that mightily influenced Dr. King when a young man at Crozier Seminary in Chester PA.
This is Jesus as never so clearly seen. This is the Savior.
1. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
2. http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-God-Within-You/dp/0803294042
3. http://www.amazon.com/Law-Love-Violence/dp/0898754410/sr=1-2/qid=1171382777/ref=sr_1_2/
104-1070470-4178318?ie=UTF8&s=books
”You have to sacrifice,” Connie cheerfully chirped. (2007-02-13 11:16)
I don’t know how old [1]Connie is but ”spring chicken” would not describe her body which she has punished
with 25 years of day and night service to humanity in front of the White House. I am coming to the realization
she may be a living Saint.
It is snowing today. As I was sitting in the living room blogging, Connie came in to suit up for her day
in front of the White House. Pete, the new Washington Peace Center manager saw her sandals and said,
”Connie, you need warm boots!” ”These sandals are the only thing that fit my feet,” she said. Her feet have
paid a huge price. Currently only open sandals fit her due to painful deformations. ”Wear warm socks at
least,” Pete pleaded. ”They don’t fit either,” she said CHEERFULLY.
”You have to sacrifice,” she happily and matter-of-factly chirped.
Someone should get her some warm boots that fit her. WARM BOOTS, for God’s sake. Could you get ones
that fit her? Would she take them if you did? G d knows.
”You have to sacrifice”... to Live, Connie teaches and Jesus taught. Yes, that is correct.
1. http://prop1.org/conchita/
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America is Spiritually on its Death Bed (2007-02-14 09:39)
”Christian” Nation? Ha! God save us from such ”Christians.”
[1]
Full Article: [2]Children left in the shadows
Full UN REPORT: [3]An Overview of Child-Wellbeing in Rich Countries
...The United Nations report, published today, reveals that the richest countries in the world are conversely
some of the poorest when it comes to their treatment of children.
Joining the UK with the worst child welfare record is the US, the world’s only superpower and considered to
be the beating heart of the world’s economy.
Both Britain and the US found themselves in the bottom third of the rankings for five of six areas of child
welfare.
Many social studies experts say the only way to reverse the trend is to solve the root of the problem - public
attitudes in Britain to children. Some say the modern way of life leaves little time for children, who are often
seen in the rat-race culture as a pest.
1. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/121414/un%20child%20report.jpg
2. http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.1192461.0.uk_children_left_in_the_shadows.php
3. http://www.unicef-icdc.org/presscentre/presskit/reportcard7/rc7_eng.pdf
Unsung Evangelical Heroes (2007-02-14 13:01)
[1]Unsung Evangelical Heroes
By Geoff Tunnicliffe
Christian Post Contributor
Tue, Feb. 13 2007 06:47 PM ET
This is less than a brilliant article, but it is evidence of what Dellinger calls ”the invisible Church.” Dr. King,
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in a moment of shock and despair in seeing what he then called the Church, ”a social club with a thin veneer
of religiosity,” talked further about needing to turn to the ”ecclesia, the Church within the Church.”
Funny, with the path I’ve turned onto fully in these recent months I catch rather frequent glimpses of that
”hidden Church,” by whatever name. Ahhhhh.
1. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070213/25801_Unsung_Evangelical_Heroes.htm
”Each ... must choose ... total love or total war.” (2007-02-15 16:19)
”Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and
nationally, must choose: total love or total war. ” David Dellinger
Dear Family,
Today I went with a group of 20 or so, mostly Marylanders, to Senator [1]Barbara Mikulski’s office as part of
the [2]Occupation Project to end the atrocities in Iraq by bringing home the troops. I went not intending to
risk arrest but my resolve slipped away as the action got underway. :-)
As it turns out, none of us were arrested during the hour and a half that we peacefully and respectfully
occupied her outer office, largely reading the names of people from Iraq and the US that have been killed by
your war, and mine. (Our silence is complicity. OUR SILENCE KILLS PEOPLE. We are ”ALL EVIDENCE
TO THE CONTRARY.”) Upon leaving I gave my commendations to the Senator and her staff for the civility
they showed us. Their behavior was more than a tactic I think. Susan from the Jonah house during our
preparation meeting spoke very, very highly of the love and support that Jonah House has received from
the Senator over the years - support from the Senator for Jonah House and the members that have gone to
prison so often Waging Peace.
While with these folks I had time to talk with Mary a with-it, late 60ish woman, well to do I’d guess. She
has been arrested 10 times or so for anti-war actions and mentioned in a pensive sort of way that maybe
she was getting tired of it, and ”is it doing any good?” She was neither discouraged nor worn out. Pensive.
Thoughtful. Tired. I told her that when I think of such things I realize that if I knew for certain that my
actions would make no difference in the world, I would continue to do what I do. ”Yes, we must do what is
right,” she instantly and cheerfully agreed.
Later, while napping today I thought further about this. :-) Actually, I know that my breathing every few
seconds or so really will make no difference - I’m going to die some day. But I want to breathe just the same.
In fact, as I have realized, and realize all the more clearly in the light of David Dellinger’s wisdom above, Life,
to Live IS to be WAGING ”TOTAL LOVE.” If we are not WAGING ”total love,” CLINICALLY we are not
fully aLive. I will stake my knowledge of this subject against anyone living or dead in the field of psychology,
philosophy, religion, biology.... Further, I challenge anyone, any of you to think about this. I feel certain you
will see in your heart that this is true.
I choose ”total love” because I choose Life. I choose ”total love” because it might spread ”total love” and
therefore total Life to those I love - you, and everyone else.
This is the ultimate selfish choice. This is the ultimate unselfish choice.
Love forever, your brother, jay
ps: In talking with Mary she also said when only three of us had shown up (we were early), ”If it is just a
few of us will it make any difference?” Also, ”The Senator is only one person!” This stimulated a reply from
me that I found quite helpful. I said, ”If what we are trying to do is analogous to spreading a virus, then yes,
even if we are few and she is just one, who knows, if we can infect her maybe she can carry it to millions.”
”Who knows?”
pps: More on this from Dr. King and his miraculous Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)
”Was not Jesus an extremist for love – ”Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them
that despitefully use you.” Was not Amos an extremist for justice – ”Let justice roll down like waters and
righteousness like a mighty stream.” Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ – ”I bear in my
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body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” Was not Martin Luther an extremist – ”Here I stand; I can do none other
so help me God.” Was not John Bunyan an extremist – ”I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make
a butchery of my conscience.” Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist – ”This nation cannot survive half
slave and half free.” Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist – ”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal.” So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist
will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the
preservation of injustice–or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s
hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime–the crime
of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus
Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment.
”There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians
rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was
not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat
that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power structure
got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being ”disturbers of the peace” and ”outside
agitators.” But they went on with the conviction that they were ”a colony of heaven,” and had to obey God
rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to
be ”astronomically intimidated.” They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial
contest.”
1. http://mikulski.senate.gov/
2. http://www.vcnv.org/project/the-occupation-project
No Suffering, NO BIRTH (2007-02-16 10:58)
Birthing something new ALWAYS includes suffering.
NO SUFFERING, NO IMPROVEMENT.
NO SUFFERING, NO HOPE.
NO SUFFERING, LIFE COMES TO AN END.
Suffering is not the intent. Life is the intent. Suffering ALWAYS attends life.
No suffering... DEATH.
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Dear Family, heads up! (2007-02-16 11:18)
[1]
Hi!
Two ”heads ups:”
1. I’ll be really surprised if next time you see me I don’t have a Cross tattooed on my forehead. [I always
wondered what that massive expanse was for! :-) ] There are few nights when I don’t dream about this. My
life has been so totally possessed by Jesus, I am so possessed by the desire to be His Follower / Disciple /
Friend / Brother / Agent. I am always trying to ”be” His message; to do the work He was doing; to be His
Partner. I just think the Cross makes sense. I think it would help me ”be” his message to my brothers and
sisters. It would help us stay on point. We’ll see. Something like this maybe.
2. Prison. My guess is that I will spend a lot of time in Prison over the course of the rest of my life. Is that
my goal? Of course not. But I am becoming so deeply about a different way of being together - Jesus way -
One Family - that the current ”way,” the current system of ”war” [capitalism is sanctioned all-0ut-war of a
vile sort] / divorce-one-from-another / greed / separation... will find me so in the way, such an irritation,
they will not be able to resist putting me in prison a lot. I wonder if I will be killed there; will suffer violence
there from the guards, from the inmates. Good chance I think. No matter. It is all part of the ”mop-up”
operations that need to be done by thousands and millions of us if our Father’s Kingdom is to come.
Love, your joyful brother, jay
1. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/380722/Wage%20Love.jpg
”Be an Angel...” (2007-02-16 13:41)
It is shocking me more and more how phrases that we causally throw about are such profound key’s to
Heaven / Peace / Joy.... For example, the pieces posted recently about ’We are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE
CONTRARY” are extraordinarily meaningful to me.
My mom used to say to folks when she wanted something, ”Be an angel. Will you please....”
Well, in the context of stuff I see in my life now that phrase just hit me like a ton of bricks.
Isn’t that exactly what we are to do - ”Be an angel?” Duh. Look at what Jesus told us: ”Thy will be done...
as it is in heaven.” Jesus is telling us to do ”like an Angel” would. Exactly.
”Be an Angel.” Pray for me that I ”be an Angel.” I’ll try. :-) No kidding.
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Home (2007-02-18 10:39)
Yes dear, I did speak of feeling as though I were ”[1]home.” I meant, our Father’s House. The best way I can
explain my feeling is to say that I have returned to my Father’s house, His ”Path,” His ”Way.” Why would I,
why would anyone feel that they are There?
Our Father’s House is where His will is done; where He is almost always on your mind; where His is the
opinion you seek over all others. His House has no walls but it is like a warm hug. His house is at no address
but it is always there. In His House you know what to do, kinda, what to say, kinda, where things are, what
needs to be done, why you exist, what is needed from you, where you fit... kinda. Kinda, but more than in
the man-made world of Idols. In His House you are always Loved for who you are as His child, as His servant,
as His Brother, as His Partner. This is the best way I can explain what I meant when I said I felt like I was
”home.”
Am I just being poetic? Is today Sunday and am I sitting here typing a post? The only world you or I will
ever know will be that which is on the inside of our minds. There is nothing in my world AS real as what I
am describing right now. This makes sense. Why? Because the Home I describe is my deepest nature, my
Humane nature, the one we are all born with.
I left Home and spent most of my life in a foreign land of man-made idols - [2]superiority, stuff, sys-
tems/institutions. It never, never, never, never felt like home. It was pleasurable, very, very pleasurable. But
it never, never, never felt like Home. It never, never, never was Home.
I’m Home now, everybody’s Home. I’ll do my best to yell loud enough and well enough that the rest of His
family returns home. I’ll try to be a bright ”Lamp.” I’ll do my best.
1. http://www.jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/#117078960479877677
2. http://www.jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/#117121519769786046
THE WORDS THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD (2007-02-18 11:05)
Oh my, I’ve received the gift of reading some of the great books, some of the great authors of the world:
Jesus, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Alfred Adler, Dr. King, Zinn, Barbara Demming, David Dellinger, Teresa of Calcutta,
Pitirim Sorokin, Saul Alinsky, Ashley Montegue, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Abraham Maslow....
The words I’ve quoted recently from David Dellinger strike me as the words that could save the world: ”Very
few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally,
must choose: total love or total war. ”
Yes, absolutely these words stand on their own. They are a miracle of Truth, of insight, a Revelation.
But these words explode in my mind, and I hope that maybe they will explode in your mind. These words of
Dellinger explode into the entire thing, they explode into a statement of the entire problem!
Every EVIL STEMS FROM some form of SELFISHNESS. Here are some examples; they are arbitrary; YOU
CAN THINK OF BETTER ONES:
Very few people chose global warming. They chose capitalism and the result was....
Very few people chose 18,000 kids starving PER DAY. They chose Starbucks and the result was ....
Very few people chose divorce. They chose alcohol and the result was ....
Very few people chose Darfur Genocide. They chose a safe neighborhood and comfortable house for THEIR
”family” and the result was ....
Very few people chose U.S. child health being ranked 19th among the richest nations. They chose ”health”
clubs and games and the result was ....
Very few people chose 80 % of the world in abject poverty. They chose ”normal” life style and the result
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was....
Very few people chose 650,000 murdered in Iraq. They chose ”Christian” hypocrisy and the result was ....
Very few people chose 3-6 million slaughtered in Congo. They chose high tech electronics, the Internet and
video games and the result was ....
Very few people chose...
Very few people chose...
Very few people chose...
Very few people chose...
Dellinger also told us the only solution: ”Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or ...

Dorothy Day told us, ”The only solution is love.”
Jesus told us, ”Love as I have loved... Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you.”
Dr. King told us, ”We [will] be extremists for love or extremists for hate.”
”The Golden Rule is to steadfastly refuse to have what millions cannot have,” Gandhi.
Ignoring these words is murder.
”SELFISHNESS IS MURDER,” brother jay.
”WAGE LOVE, OR YOU WILL WAGE MURDER,” brother jay.
Dave Dellinger Quotations Blog (2007-02-19 17:16)
Dellinger is a Jesus of our day. Now deceased, this one time seminarian, life long nonviolent revolutionary hero
must be studied and understood by any would-be champion of Love, Justice, Christianity, Brotherhood....
A new blog dedicated to the quotes and quotations of David Dellinger is beginning here:
[1]David Dellinger Quotations
1. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/index.html
You are Evidence. YOUR LIFE might convince/convict us of what? (2007-02-20 11:19)
Major insights into my behavior are occurring for me. These insights have implications for you too.
Why the Hell have I felt so compelled / drawn / obligated / required to:
Sit in front of the [1]White House 23 hours per day?!?!?!?!?!?
Leave my $500,000 household to live in a car on a [2]hunger strike for Children in Chester PA
Withdraw so entirely from the [3]safety and comforts of our US society?
Etc, Etc....
This is a big part of what has been going on. Intuitively and unconsciously I have been realizing and reacting
to the FACT that:
I AND YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THAT 24/7:
I AM A WITNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIMPLY BY HOW I LIVE MY LIFE I AM WORKING TO CONVICT /
CONVINCE SOMEONE. THIS IS INESCAPABLE.
YOU ARE A WITNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIMPLY BY HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE YOU ARE WORKING TO
CONVICT / CONVINCE SOMEONE. THIS IS INESCAPABLE.
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MY LIFE, the way I have lived has been a WITNESS that:
There is not worldwide poverty.
U.S. ACTUALLY STANDS FOR ”liberty and justice for all.”
Capitalism is at worst value neutral.
Capitalism is NOT sanctioned war on and exploitation of the weak in the U.S, around the globe.
There was no genocide in Cambodia.
There was no murderous neglect of children in Chester/Camden/Philadelphia/NYC....
There was no genocide in Rwanda.
Etc.
Etc.
Etc ....
NOW THAT I SEE WHAT I WAS DOING:
* I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE ABILITY TO WITNESS TO THESE LIES.
* I CAN’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ATROCITIES.
CAN YOU?
1. http://www.standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com/
2. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_multi=PI&p_product=PI&p_theme=realcities2&p_action=
search&p_maxdocs=200&s_site=philly&s_trackval=PI&s_dispstring=jay%20and%20mcginley%20AND%20date(2001)&p_
field_date-0=YMD_date&p_params_date-0=date:B,E&p_text_
date-0=2001&p_field_advanced-0=&p_text_advanced-0=(jay%20and%20mcginley)&xcal_numdocs=20&p_perpage=10&p_
sort=_rank_:D&xcal_ranksort=4&xcal_useweights=yes
3. http://rescuerestoredarfur.blogspot.com/2006/05/how-does-outsider-live-in-face-of.html
Christian? Disturbing. (2007-02-21 11:55)
It troubles me, just a little, that my path is disturbing - to friends, bio-family, the activist community... just
about anyone that knows me. I am glad that it troubles me, I will hope to avoid becoming too much more
arogent, insensitive, blind, rigid, self-righteous than I already am.
But, Jesus was disturbing. I say ”was” because we have so distorted who He was and what He STOOD for
that He is now the opposite of disturbing. We use Jesus like we use bathroom deodorizer - so that the stink
of our murderously selfish lives is not so disturbing as to make us change.
But in His days, to all but his Disciples, and even to them Jesus was hugely disturbing, wierd, crazy, disruptive,
antisocial, dissident, outsider....
”I believe that for someone to be ”Christian” they should resemble Christ,” Teresa of Calcutta.
The people of Jesus day needed to be disturbed. A ”brother” like Jesus would feel obliged to be disturbing.
The people of my day need to be disturbed, even more than Jesus day needed it. As a ”brother” I feel entirely
obliged to follow our Father’s ”call” as totally as I can, and this is disturbing.
Not disturbing? Not Christian.
Christian? Revolutionary. (2007-02-21 15:14)
”There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians
rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not
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merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; [The early Church] was a
thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power
structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being ”disturbers of the peace” and
”outside agitators.” But they went on with the conviction that they were ”a colony of heaven,” and had to obey
God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated
to be ”astronomically intimidated.” They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial
contest.” [1]Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
”The ”way of life” that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki (and is reported to have roasted alive up to a
million people in Tokyo in a single night) is international, and dominates every nation of the world. But we
live in the United States, so our struggle is here. With this ”way of life” (”death” would be more appropriate)
there can be no truce nor quarter. The prejudices of patriotism, the pressures of our friends, and the fear
of unpopularity, imprisonment, or death should not hold us back any longer. It must be total war [totally
nonviolent] against the infamous economic, political, and social system which is dominant in this country.
The American system has been destroying human life in peace and in war, at home and abroad, for decades.
Now it has produced the crowning infamy of atom bombing. Beside these brutal facts the tidbits of token
democracy mean nothing. Henceforth no decent citizen owes one scrap of allegiance (if he ever did) to
American law, American custom, or American institutions.” [2]David Dellinger
Not revolutionary? Not Christian.
[3]
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/each-must-choose-total-love-or-total.html
2. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/2007/02/rn-quotations-from-declaration-of-war.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/each-must-choose-total-love-or-total.html
”Endure how much suffering Father,” Jesus asked? (2007-02-22 09:16)
I woke in a cold sweat last night. It was like this. It was like one was an older brother in Vietnam. You find
this amazing, brightly colored toy and joyfully give it to your younger brother. In the middle of the night you
wake up in a cold sweat realizing to your horror that the ”toy” might be one of those U.S. dropped cluster
bomblets (anti-personnel bombs that send out thousands of anti-flesh fragments to destroy civilians) you’ve
heard about!
Well, in my case the ”bomblet” was yesterday’s posts regarding Dave Dellinger’s
[1]Revolutionary Nonviolence: QUOTATIONS FROM ”DECLARATION OF WAR” 1945. Bomblet? Dave is
pretty sure that the U.S. Government was the one that several times sent bombs to assassinate him through
the mail. One almost took out his entire bio-family when they were all gathered at his house. It was for
writings like this, and his actions in line with these writings. More particularly regarding myself, the words
”sabotage” and ”war” appear frequently in what I have been posting. Yes, ”Waging Love,” Total Love, All-Out
Brotherhood are the entirety of what I mean, but this can be overlooked.
I have never in my life contemplated ”sabotage.” If I try to recall any reaction I have to sabotage, or any
other type of destruction, it has been negative; with the exception of the ”Resistance” of Germany in France,
etc. during WWII. When my nightmare caused me to contemplate it further last night, when I could look
past the terror that the CIA had seen these words on my sites and were any second going to burst in and
take me to Guantanamo for torture (seriously); when I could look past this terror my reaction to the thought
of ”sabotage” was about the same as Jesus’ or Gandhi’s reaction. Nope. (Although I pretty much have
concluded that the Catholic (and other) ”Churches” are the anti-Church in Jesus’ eyes, the opposition to
Liberation Theology by Rome may be correct for the reason that follows.)
Attention to [2]stuff, superiority and systems/institutions is the problem. Addiction to [3]stuff, superiority,
systems/institutions is the problem. Addiction to stuff, superiority, systems/institutions was the problem
Jesus tried to save us from. His teaching on this? His approach? ”I drive out evil by summoning people to
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fulfill the will of the Spirit, the Father, who gives life to all.” p106 ”[4]The Gospel in Brief,” Jesus (Tolstoy’s
translation.) This is the entire strategy that they and I have faith in. Everything else is to diminish our
chances of success. Well, maybe the [5]Plowshares type of action is an exception.
Back to the title of this post: ”Endure how much suffering Father? The cross? Torture? Prison? Humiliation?
Hatred? Crown of Thorns? Flailing? Death?...” Well, yes, I actually spent a few moments contemplating
that maybe the CIA has seen my posts and is going to take me to Guantanamo. Really. So Jay, what do you
do? Do you delete the offending words - ”sabotage” and ”war?” Etc. Etc. Well, all this took only about 10
minutes of contemplation. It has broader implications for me. The path I am on, despite my absolute and
total commitment to and belief in Anti-violence / Brotherhood / Love could well lead me into the sights of
the CIA. Jay, do you stop now?
Did Msgr. Romero stop? Did Jesus stop? Did Francis of Assisi stop? Did Gandhi stop? Did Dr. King stop?
Did Bonhoeffer stop? Did Rachel Corrie stop?
”Endure how much suffering Father,” Jesus asked? ”An infinite amount,” Father answered with love and
compassion. ”Love as I have Loved,” Jesus told us.
ps: Do I really think that Homeland Security or the CIA could be about to pounce on me? Yes. Don’t you?
1. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/2007/02/rn-quotations-from-declaration-of-war.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
4. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
5. http://www.jonahhouse.org/underconstruction.htm
”Doing much good.” (2007-02-22 18:48)
Hmmm. :-) It is another one of those common sayings that is just now hitting me with its incredibly profound
importance. It joins the list of ”[1]be an Angel,” and the desperately important ”[2]ALL EVIDENCE TO
THE CONTRARY.”
Very, very soon I expect to be leaving a nice warm, congenial, food filled environment for the Park and the
[3]Darfur round the clock vigil. Why?
I’m no longer ”doing much good here.” No one is complaining. In fact, within the last 60 seconds, out of the
blue as I was here typing I was told, ”People around here are saying very good things about Jay McGinley!”
Rarely have I been received so many, heart-felt expressions of appreciation for my contributions.
For most of the last 4 weeks there has been a cornucopia of opportunities to serve, for ”doing much good”
in - construction, homless service, blessed-community, anti-war activism and Darfur activism - sufficient in
combination to position me for ”doing much good.”
”Doing much good” is a phrase we usually use when talking about windshield wipers or a door stop. ”Those
wipers aren’t ’doing much good,’” for example.
But today as I wrestled with a profound feeling of dissatisfaction with how I feel inside for the last several
days, what came to me is - Jay, you are not ”doing much good” here anymore. What is the fault? We are all
doing the best we can - an inescapable fact of human existance.
p89 ”My food is to do the will of Him who gave me life, and to fulfill that which He intrusted to me,” [4]Jesus
told us (”[5]The Gospel in Brief,” Leo Tolstoy).
What I am particularly happy about is for the one millionth time to be brought face to face with this fact of
psychological health highlighted in Jesus’ quote above. It is! ”Doing much good” is my food. I just don’t
know how else to describe how it has felt to me for decades.
It seems I can stand an aweful lot of negative stuff, but what I just can’t stand is NOT ”doing much good.”
Dr. King said it this way, ”Life’s most persistant and urgent question is what are you doing for others?”
”Man’s Search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a ’secondary rationalization’ of
instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only
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then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning... Man, however, is able to live
and even to die for the sake of his ideals and values!” Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist Dr. Victor Frankl
([6]Man’s Search For Meaning)
I’m reminded of something that occured to me about 4 years ago that captures much of what I had learned
about life by then, and it still seems to capture most of the truth for me, and for all of us I suspect:
”Life is as Good as the Good that we spend it on,” brother jay
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/be-angel.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/we-are-all-evidence-to-contrary.html
3. http://www.standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com/
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
5. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
6. http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0671023373
24/7 The Only Work is Spirit (”Germ” Warfare) (2007-02-23 09:51)
Will I ever remember this?!???! Definitely I am getting better at it. But goodness, yesterday’s post was
largely wrapped up in material stuff - not enough jobs for me to do on the construction that is going on due
to lack of management and lack of priority on the job coming to completion.
This morning I received an enormous gift - an insight, a revelation. When I was a child the movie ”[1]Bridge
On The River Kwai” made a tremendous impresstion on me; but as was so often the case, I didn’t know why.
This morning particularly the image of the inspiring, mad general played by Alec Guinness came to mind
and for the very first time in my life it came to me with clarity what he did, and how the ”Spirit” worked
through him.
He was the Leaven. By standing to-the-extreme for respect, respectability, humanity, productivity, contribu-
tion, courage, service - Life - he infected everyone around him. He infected everyone. He infected those under
his charge, he infected the enemy general and soldiers.
That is my job. Here in DC what stands as the vaguest opposition force (they speak of themselves as ”Resis-
tance”) within the Peace Community (there is nothing like them in the sham of a Save Darfur ”movement”)
is, with few exceptions so incredibly weak - the infighting, the pettiness, the lack of focus, lack of honesty,
lack of determination, lack of VISION, lack of discipline, lack of perspective, lack of responsibility, lack of
Spirit. My job is to infect them with the ”germ” of Spirit.
”Germ” Warfare is my job.
Christian? ”Germ” Warfare is your job. We must become the perfect, pure ”germ” of SPIRIT, and in
fulfillment of that 24/7 ”WAGE” Total: Love / Brotherhood / Kindness / Compassion / Humanity. 24/7.
Wage Love, or you WILL WAGE MURDER. Selfishness IS murder. [2]THE WORDS THAT COULD SAVE
THE WORLD
1. http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-On-The-River-Kwai/dp/B000I8G5GW/sr=8-1/qid=1172242538/ref=sr_1_1/
104-1070470-4178318?ie=UTF8&s=digital-video
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/words-that-could-save-world.html
Christian? Visionary. (2007-02-23 10:31)
During the [1]”Q &A” period after a [2]Friends of the Congo meeting this week I ranted at some length how
the letter writing campaign they were calling for would do no more than kill years worth of time. Only people
standing with their lives would make a positive difference, I said. You know, my usual speil. There were a
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few heads solidly nodding in agreement and a lot of blank stares. The usual.
When the meeting ended and I was walking out by myself (the usual :-) I heard, ”sir, sir....” A tall late 20’s
man from Congo had followed me out. ”I share your vision,” he said. ”May I have your contact info so we
can stay in touch?” He probably will not.
The second time this week that the word ”vision” struck me came while constructing a previous post -
[3]Howard Zinn Remembering Dave Dellinger. Howard was saying, ”...I was in World War II, I was a
bombardier in World War II, I wasn’t thinking about pacifism or war. You know, I was imbued like everybody
else with the idea of a good war. Dave Dellinger saw beyond that. He saw farther than that.”
This is what The Lord’s Prayer is utterly and entirely, 100 % about - developing our vision:
[4]1. ”Our Father in Heaven” Developing our vision: 1. That we are ALL ONE FAMILY; and 2. What a
Father of all-one-family would want me to do this instant!
[5]2. ”Hallowed be your name” Developing our vision of who our Father is - the ”Goodness” we can see in
Jesus, the Saints (except for the ”miracle” shit), an incredibly loving person in your life (if you are really
lucky)....
[6]3. ”Your Kingdom come” Vision of what the Kingdom looks like.
[7]4. ”Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven... Vision that our behavior must ”look” exactly like it
would in Heaven.
[8]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.” Vision that we are required to be Visionary Leaders. The ”bread”
is vision-of-what-our-Father-wants-us-to-do-today! We are required to give that ”bread,” to ”be” that vision
for our brothers and sisters. Everyone! Leadership is everyone’s job. [9]You are Evidence. YOUR LIFE
might convince/convict us of what? ”...the fulfillment of the Father’s will depends on each man’s effort and
striving to make people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father’s
will, which alone saves from death and gives life.” Jesus (Leo Tolstoy, ”[10]Gospel in Brief.”)
[11]6. ”Forgive us our trespasses,” 7. ”As we forgive ... Vision of my errors, vision that ”understanding” of
other’s errors is mandated.
[12]8. ”Lead us not into temptation,” 9. ”But deliv... Vision that environment determines who we become.
We must guard the environment within our own minds; this is the only place ”temptation,” ”error” can happen.
We must ”be” the environment for others.
Not visionary? Not yet Christian.
1. http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/upcomingevents/index.php
2. http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/
3. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/2007/02/howare-zinn-on-dave-dellinger.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/3-your-kingdom-come.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/you-are-evidence-of-what-might-you.html
10. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
11. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
12. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/8-lead-us-not-into-temptation-9-but.html
Christian? Suffering. Christian? Hero. (2007-02-23 15:39)
”The right decision tends to lie in the direction of courage,” [1]Alfred Adler.
”Christianity lies in the direction of suffering,” brother jay.
”Mental health, on such an aflicted planet, lies in the direction of suffering,” brother jay
Wow, this is a big leap for me; a really important insight into what has driving my life that has been missing
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up until today. NO, SUFFERING IS NEVER, NEVER, NEVER THE GOAL. Driving through the desert
on the way from LA to Las Vegas is usually not the goal either, but if you ain’t driving through the desert,
you probably are not on the way to Las Vegas either.
If a father’s child is starving to death is the healthy father suffering, and acting heroically, acting ”Christian?”
If a brother’s sister is being gang raped is the healthy brother suffering, and acting heroically, acting
”Christian?”
Etc? Etc? Etc? Etc? Etc? Etc...?
[2]Jesus told us:
p79 ”All men are His children, and therefore all are brothers to you.”
p72 ”If all praise them [the rich], woe to them, because only deceivers get everybody’s praise.”
p102 ”... Our flesh is the true food for the real life.”
p118 ”Now the kingdom of heaven is attainable on earth, and great are they who enter it. But they enter it,
not the rich, but those who have nothing.”
p121 ”... sell all your goods, and give them to the poor ...”
p124 ”... put in [all that you have] ... put in [your] whole life ...”
p139 ”There are shepherds to whom the sheep are the chief interest in life, and who give up their lives for the
sheep. These are true shepherds.
p140 ”My teaching is this - to give up one’s life for the life of men.”
p194 ”My commandment is, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
”In a suffering world, the Christian leads those s/he loves toward suffering; like Jesus did,” brother jay. Doing
the opposite of this, leading my bio-children away from ”suffering” was my gravest Sin. God forgive me.
Not Suffering? Not Christian.
Not Heroic? Not Christian.
Not leading your loved-ones toward suffering? Not yet Christian.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
Dear Inner - Family (IFam) (2007-02-24 12:33)
”Inner family (IFam),” an expression that Dave Dellinger used. He thanked his inner-family for helping him
find the strength to integrate with his entire human family, his Outer-Family. :-)
Miss you all. I love what I am doing, the ”path” I am walking too much to leave it, but following it does have
its costs!
I remain at Thomas’s for the purpose of bringing the construction to an end. This has been a great honor
and blessing. If things are not wrapped up this week I’ll be amazed, but I’ve been amazed for weeks now! :-)
Vigiled with the Catholic Workers yesterday at the White House for an hour. We were joined by the
[1]Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA. Wow, there is a lot of work to do.
Miss you all,
your loving brother, jay
1. http://www.ghrc-usa.org/
Dear IFam, I’m back thru the rabbit hole after 35 years (2007-02-25 10:51)
That’s the best I can describe it, and problematically, the analogy that has come to me, that of the rabbit
hole - I’ve never read ”Alice in Wonderland!” So the analogy my be terrible! But I think not.
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My understanding is that Alice traveled between two realms and as we traveled with her into ”Wonderland”
we could experience how profoundly, and utterly disorienting it was; like the most aggressive of amusement
park rides. Well, that is how it feels for me.
I’ve returned ”[1]Home” after 35 years, to our Father’s Kingdom, our birthright, the place we are all born to...
and leave, needlessly, horrifically. At best, it must look to you like I have gone into Alice’s ”Wonderland,” of
a sort. At worst... I can’t imagine how it looks to you, or what your fears and hurts might be. But I try to
imagine what it is like for you; and I ache and quake at the thoughts.
My first time through the rabbit hole was abandonment of ”saving the world,” for the pursuit of sex/marriage
and the ”real” world, making the woman I was married to and my ”family” pleased and proud, pursuing the
American ”way of life.” I remember ”Business School” at Syracuse University. It felt like Hell. The value
was money/stock holder wealth/profit/safety/security/career advancement.... My body literally hurts at the
recollection of it. But tragically, rather than recoil, I found what I thought was ”courage” and ”responsibility”
and plunged onward, contorting and crippling my Soul to fit through that inhumanly small rabbit hole.
I spent the next 35 years pretty much, in a world that seemed as absurd and inhuman as ”Wonderland” did
to Alice.
Well, now I’m back [2]Home, but it’s been 35 years.
No one was Home when I left, except for my bio-father, and when I had the sense to find him, the Father of
us all. I suppose that is a major reason that I left in the first place - it was so lonely! Trouble is, living away
from Home was infinitely more lonely - a world of zombies and no Father!!!!!!!
Well, now that I am back practically no one is Home. But I say practically. It is sort of like a huge Home
that has become a field hospital. With the occasional exception of Thomas (who is usually quite ill) and a
few others the occupants of Home are so ”ill.” [Jay, all this ”illness” talk, this is pretty offensive! Well, it is
like [3]Dave Dellinger said,
”...decent people ... have been conditioned by a sick society into playing anti-social roles, the basic inhumanity
of which they do not understand.”
”This is a diseased world in which it is impossible for anyone to be fully human. One way or another, everyone
who lives in the modern world is sick or maladjusted. Slick businessmen and bosses, parasitical coupon
clippers, socially blind lawyers, scientists, and clergymen are as much victims of ”a world they never made”
as are the rough and irresponsible elements of America’s great slums.”
”The only way we can begin to break the vicious circle of blindness, hatred, and inequality is to combine an
uncompromising war upon evil institutions with an unending kindness and love of every individual-including
the individuals who defend existing institutions.”
Isn’t this what Jesus told us, with all the shit-from-the-ages-that-the-Church-has-piled-on washed off? Isn’t
this what the ”Fall”is ALL ABOUT?!?! Well, back to my points.] Who are these occupants I am encountering?
Some are homeless (lowercase ”H”), most are materially poor [what do you do if you can’t afford a middle
class lifestyle for ALL of your kids? :-) Well, I abandoned most of mine, in favor of two. Some of these folks
are doing better, abandoning fewer than I did.] They are outcasts of society. THEY EXIST OUTSIDE OF
SOCIETY! Hmmmmmm. Like Jesus.
My point? It is not easy being back Home. Back through the Rabit Hole - absurd and profoundly disorienting.
Scary. Daunting. I’ve forgotten the language; I have no idea where things are; if there are resources I don’t
know where they are; I don’t know how to contribute well; it is like a Hospital ward with a bunch of walking
wounded and no supplies, no help, NO TRAINING, and NO LEADERSHIP; I’m walking wounded although
I’ve regained a lot of my Health. And, not only is the hospital filled with wounded, not only is the war raging
around us, we are the ”enemy,” or, the ”diseased,” the masses of really sick people think! They want to lock
us away; and they often do.
:-) Enough for now.
Love forever, your brother, jay
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/home.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/home.html
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3. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
For HEROES. New blog contemplated (2007-02-26 10:50)
[1]For HEROES
1. http://forheroes.blogspot.com/
Finding our Father’s Will (2007-02-26 10:51)
How is it done? Here is how I do it. Rarely if ever does this take less than 10 minutes per day; often much
longer before I receive a ”vision” that seems like His word. This is how I find, and walk the ”Path,” the
”narrow gate:”
A. Do not say the ”Our Father.” PRAY the ”Our Father!” Usually takes me 5 to 30 minutes at a time. Daily.
Several times a day. [1]Use your imagination!
[2]1. ”Our Father in Heaven”
[3]2. ”Hallowed be your name”
[4]3. ”Your Kingdom come”
[5]4. ”Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven...
[6]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.”
[7]6. ”Forgive us our trespasses,” 7. ”As we forgive ...
[8]8. ”Lead us not into temptation,” 9. ”But deliv...
B. In your mind imagine, see a Father up above, looking down at us all and ask yourself, ”what, Father, do
you want me to do now? Which of your children, where in the world is suffering to such an extreme that it is
causing You the most suffering? Do You want me to help them? How? If not them, who? How? When?”
IMAGINE THE ANSWERS.
C. IMAGINE where our Father is looking. Like every healthy father He is looking to the parts of his Family
that are in the most extreme pain - ”the least of these my family.” In your IMAGINATION, ask THEM,
”what do you want me do for you, now?” ”Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you.”
Never have I heard ”words” or ”voices.” But when I do the work outlined above I do get a sense, an extremely
hazy vision of what He wants, or, if He is simply a product of my imagination as I believe, what He would
want if He really exists.
Note: We do this all the time don’t we, use our imagination to get things we [mistakenly] think we want? I
wonder what my husband wants for his birthday? I wonder how the boss want’s this report to be layed out.
I wonder what our clients will be buying the most of this spring. I wonder how late I can stay out before my
parents ground me.... USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
LIVE OUT OF YOUR IMAGINATION FOR GOOD, FOR OTHERISHNESS. Otherwise, you will continue
to be a slave to your body, a slave to SELFISHNESS; you will be a slave to the imagination of others. You
will lead your children and Inner Family to be slaves to SELFISHNESS.
Develop your vision of what He wants, and Live by it. It’s Heaven.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/christian-visionary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/3-your-kingdom-come.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
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7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/8-lead-us-not-into-temptation-9-but.html
JESUS LED US TOWARD SUFFERING. Less we’ll do for ”our family?”(2007-02-27 15:14)
I did.
But for the first time in my life I see the first part, above, clearly. Jesus led us toward suffering.
Jesus paid the ultimate price to lead us toward suffering in two ways:
FIRST: ”...as you do unto the least of these....” Jesus did all within his power to focus our attention, focus all
of our attention on the least of these, those who need us the most, those who can most be the reason our Life
is important, Significant!
SECOND: ”... if you lose your life you will gain your Life....” Life (capital ”L”) is the yellow part of these
graphics. ”life” (lower case ”l”) is the gray. [1]PLEASE STUDY THIS LINK. CLICK. If you look closely, and
imagine the implications of this [2]link [3] just mentioned
you may begin to see clearly, as I finally am, that
JOY / Life (of the Spirit) is in the direction of Suffering; suffering from moving:
AWAY from ”Stuff” toward your SOUL;
AWAY from ”Superiority” toward SOLIDARITY/Brotherhood; and
AWAY from today’s ”Systems / Institutions” toward SERVICE/Father’s Will.
Suicide! Terrifying!
But Jesus died trying to to give us in return for ”going through suffering” our Life:
Our Soul (deep Love of True Self),
Our Brothers, Solidarity, (reuniting with our entire human family!), and
Service of Our Father (the process of being Life itself to others - Uniting with, and ”being” a piece of the
Creator, our Father). You know, Jesus tried to give us Heaven.
How much longer will we be willing to lead our children and ”family” to Hell when we could be leading them
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to them Heaven?
I am going to try to lead you through Suffering to Heaven.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/ReTmO2W83LI/AAAAAAAAABw/8DQ6LKbI9SY/s1600-h/3+dimensions+of+spirit+
cont.jpg
13 children / minute are starving to death. Now. (2007-02-27 17:10)
What will I say to them in Heaven?
What will you say to them in Heaven?
[1]18000 children die every day of hunger, U.N. says - USATODAY.com
1. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-02-17-un-hunger_x.htm
The most feared killer - cancer. Neglect by another name. (2007-02-28 12:07)
The most feared killer is not malevolent.
Cancer is the most feared killer. It has no malevolence.
Cancer is a ”cell,” a unit of life, that stops being totally, 100 % responsible, 24/7 to all other cells in the body.
Neglect is the greatest killer on planet earth.
Every second you and I are cancer, neglect, that we do NOT:
”Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you,” Jesus.
Is this a matter that can be disputed?
Gandhi - Give me a military man (2007-02-28 19:21)
”My non-violence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between
violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. I can no more preach non-violence to a
coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes. Non-violence is the summit of bravery. And
in my own experience, I have had no difficulty in demonstrating to men trained in the school of violence
the superiority of non-violence. As a coward, which I was for years, I harboured violence. I began to prize
non-violence only when I began to shed cowardice.... A rabbit that runs away from the bull terrier is not
particularly non-violent. The poor thing trembles at the sight of the terrier and runs for very life. (YI,
28-5-1924, p178), M.K. Gandhi.
It remains a fascination to me that military terms is how I so frequently conceive of the anti-violent war for
humanity, the war of total brotherhood and Love that I have been crudely waging for much of my adult life.
I think there is extreme similarity between the best military men and the best soldiers of anti-violence (what
in the case of Gandhi is horribly translated as non-violence.) The similarities include:
Rise above selfishness to Otherishness;
Live out of their imagination;
Live out their vision;
Give their life for others without hesitation;
Love waging Life.
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Gandhi was shown this by[1] John Rustin’s, ”Unto This Last,” one of the two books to spawn the heroic
leader we all came to see.
I think that our central hope is to exhibit such personal courage and purposeful sacrifice that the few military
men and women of courage see themselves in us and join the ranks of the anti-violent wagers of a Total War
of Love.
I must try to remember that my only hope can be, and my entire focus must be to inspire those of courage.
If and when there are enough of us waging Love together then, and only then will the involvement of the
masses be other than a mortal distraction.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Unto-Other-Writings-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140432116
Darfur Hunger Strike March 1st; Ascent Begun (2007-02-28 19:36)
Today I began the physical ascent toward hunger strike for Darfur - severly reduced calorie intake restricted
to vegitables, fruit and nuts. The idea and mental ascent began yesterday. I remain in prayer over the idea
and it may change and not go forth fully, but I suspect that it will.
As before, I experience it as a ”call.” It is not a coolly calculated move on my part. Yesterday the idea entered
my mind entirely unbidden and unexpected. The idea was not unwelcome. :-)
I expect to continue at Thomas’s working on construction for some more days. My ”call” to place the
completed construction under his work as a cornerstone remains unchanged.
In just the little time I’ve had to pray over this for clarity what has come to me includes:
March 1st seems a strong anchor for the beginning of a campaign to end the Genocide in Darfur.
My hope remains the students. My hope is slim and almost none. They are not the calibre of human
being that we had in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Profound selfishness. Almost no conception whatever of
Otherishness. There are 2.5 months left with the students in school. They will be entirely worthless after
that.
HEROES: Heaven on Earth Requires Otherishness to Eliminate Selfishness.
Hunger Strike: Hunger strike is of no earthly good. But the genocide is not happening for earthly reasons. It
is happening for spiritual reasons. A hunger strike done out of pure brotherhood, a hunger strike waged as
an act of Love, of Othershness can kindle the flame of Otherishness/Love/Brotherhood, can kindle the Spirit
in others.
2.3 March
Live before the Judge and Jury (2007-03-02 11:18)
We are so conditioned to live in front of a jury, arent’ we?!?! Boy, I am: what will my wife think, what will
my boss think, what will my kids think, what will the neighbors think...? Right?
Right Concept: YES LIVE IN FRONT OF A JURY, AND JUDGE - 24/7.
How many people are playing golf out of their imagination of Tiger Woods’ system / way of attacking / way
of conceptualizing golf? Millions? Probably having a better job with golf as a result - a better job of getting
in the hole.
Jesus gave us the best way of getting Joy/Peace/Love/Life in our life and on the planet.
Jesus told us to live in front of our Father. Before I was able to do this at all (I’m now an intermediate level
of competence) I was better able to live in front of the jury:
Jury component A. The father, mother, mother in law, boss, husband, neighbor... IN HEAVEN, NOT NOW.
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Yes be highly attuned to what they will think of your behavior - WHEN YOU AND THEY ARE IN HEAVEN
BEFORE GOD, AFTER DEATH! Imagine THAT! What will they tell you THEN about what you are
contemplating doing now? Remember, all will be known then (if there is a Heaven. Who cares? Imagine
it anyway!) So, in perfect knowledge that they will have in Heaven, what will they have wanted you to do,
NOW?????
Jury component B. Jesus, Gandhi, Dr. King (last few years of his life), Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Dellinger,
and other Heroes/Saints.
Jury component C. Your Darfur Family, Your Congo Family, Your 18,000 kids starving per year (1 every 5
seconds), your Haiti family, Your Palestine Family, your Iraq family, your US Soldiers..... These will all be in
Heaven right? They will all have questions for us - what we did or didn’t do, and why. Right?
The Judge: Our Father. He will ask us about our Palestine response no? Also, Darfur, those 18,000 kids
dying per year, etc, etc. He will ask us. No?
Jury component D. THERE IS NO JURY COMPONENT.
Wealth? Whose kingdom? (2007-03-02 11:42)
Our Father’s? Love/Understanding/Brotherhood/Compassion/Empathy/Joy/Service
Mamon’s: Stuff, Superiority, Systems/Institutions
Your pockets are only so big. What of one currency you carry of one, all the less you will carry of the other.
The truth of it is that you will carry one kind OR the other. Why? I’m not sure. But that is how it is. Think
about it.
The Bible: Every word true (2007-03-03 05:38)
Which translation?
[rubbish]
”Resume” ready for Heaven? (2007-03-03 12:09)
This is another way I try to find and stay on the Path, to find and follow our Father’s Will. When I
contemplate what to do now, or what is wanted from me, I imagine the course of action I plan and what our
Father will have to say about it when I am interviewing to get into Heaven after my death. (No, I don’t
believe in Heaven, but I don’t believe in math or maps or psychology either. None of them exist in nature.
They all are man-made constructs - tools. But I find all of them instrumental - most of all the constructs
given us by Jesus.)
Imagining this interview is always helpful in giving me a sense of His will.
By the way, He will NEVER ask any of us about our accomplishments. He alone is responsible of that
happens or not. We will only be asked about what we ”tried” to do or ”NEGLECTED” to try to do.
Ransom (2007-03-03 12:16)
There don’t seem to be many mysteries left to me about what Jesus taught us. There used to be quite a few.
One of the remaining ones has been this notion of Ransom. I’ve been quite intrigued by it because it has
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seemed to resonate with what I’ve been called to do, but I’ve been unable to make sense of it. This morning
it became clear.
Last night I went to the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. At the [1]Friday noon vigil in front of the White
House with Pax Christi and the Dorothy Day and Jonah House Catholic workers it was announced that at
7:30 in the evening there would be a presentation/discussion regarding the Jewish Occupation of Palestine.
I went. It was wonderful and horrible - brilliantly done. What the Jews/Zionists/US Imperialists are visiting
on the Palestinians is every bit as evil as the Holocaust, Darfur Genocide or African Apartheid. Consummate
evil - Consummate Selfishness.
The presenters were two women that have returned from duty on the Christian Peace Maker teams in Palestine.
Both were brilliant. One a middle aged professional American married to a Palestinian with a Palestinian
son; the other a Catholic Sister for 40 years. The younger one did most of the 1 hour plus presentation.
During her introduction she made a comment that the Perpetrators were not evil. I found this enormously
disturbing and singularly dissonant with an otherwise amazing and helpful presentation.
At the end, during the Q &A I asked about this comment. I expressed my extreme respect for the value of
their presentation. I went on to say that cancer is not malicious, it has no awareness - but it is consummate
evil. In this sense at least the Perpetrators of terror on Palestine are the darkest Evil.
The middle aged woman explained that she had said that they were not evil because they can be redeemed. I
agreed that they can be redeemed, saved from the evil. I remained extremely disturbed by her early comment
however.
This morning I was at the [2]25 year vigil standing in for [3]Thomas by 6am. After several hours of prayer
I flipped open Dave and Mary Rachel’s bible and it opened to Mark Chapter 10. ”The son of man did not
come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as the Ransom for many.”
Well, with last night’s Palestine presentation, the issue of Evil and this verse from Mark in my mind clarity
came regarding ”Ransom.”
Last night I should better have said that the Persecutors of Palestine are ”possessed” by evil, captive of evil -
Lust/Selfishness/Greed/Mammon. I should have said that the only hope was to Ransom them from this Evil
Captor with our own lives.
Wait, didn’t Jesus do this so we wouldn’t have to? Also in my reading this morning, Mark or Matthew I
forget, Jesus spoke of how His Father was our Father, that we were His son. What Jesus did was show us
how to Live. Jesus Ransomed our Spirit, Liberated/Freed the Spirit/Otherishness/Brotherhood of a few of
us from Lust/Selfishness/Greed/Evil so we could repeat the process.
I don’t know exactly how this Ransoming happens, but since this morning it is easy for me to conjure
up examples. Steve Beko’s Heroic Sacrifice in ”Cry Freedom” Ransomed the Otherishness/Spirit of the
Editor (Kevin Klein) and his bio-family. Jesus with his Crucifixion Ransomed the Apostles and hundreds or
thousands of followers for maybe 100 years. (Nicea was the final nail in that coffin, with the Saints and a few
others as exceptions.)
Think about these and other examples - you have them in your life. Think about which heroic acts of real or
fictional characters in your life have melted your heart or that of others, melted away, if only for a moment
any Selfishness - Freeing your Spirit/Soul. That is what Ransomed means.
It almost seems that the Soul is somehow either complicit or drugged the way that Ransoming seems to
work; it seems this way because it is the Soul/Heart that Ransoming seems to touch. Or maybe it is that
Ransoming seems to be a powerful narcotic or knock-0ut agent on the Flesh/Selfishness/Mammon, puts it to
sleep, and what is left is an active Soul/Spirit/Otherishness/Heart. Tell me what you think!
Let us get on with it. Who are you going to try to Ransom? How?
For me? Darfur faux-activists, White House visitors, my Inner-Family, the Zionists, the Military Industrial
Complex, Officer Mallot on March 21st, [4]The Pentagon on March 17th, the [5]White House on March 16th,
etc, etc, etc.... I hope. Pray for me. Join me.
1. http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/thisweek.htm#2070
2. http://www.prop1.org/
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3. http://www.prop1.org/thomas.htm
4. http://answer.pephost.org/site/News2?id=8107
5. http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.cpw&item=cpw_main
Am I finding my ”Unit?” (2007-03-03 13:56)
Gosh, for so many years (my entire adult life?) I’ve been yearning to find my Unit - fellow fighters in the War
of Total Love I’ve been so crudely waging. For the last 5-15 years the metaphor so often comes to my mind -
that I am a Resistance fighter in the French revolution but can’t find the other Resistance fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Several days ago I announced it was time for me to leave the house that Ellen and Thomas use as a base
for the [1]25 year Peace Vigil. They knew it was just a matter of time. What happened next was utterly
astonishing to me. Ellen and Thomas in extremely appropriate ways made it clear that they didn’t want me
to leave. Well, I’ve had others (not many) that didn’t want me to leave, and that was wonderful. But it was
because they loved me, they feared for me, they found my Quixotic antics entertaining, they found me not to
threatening diversion for their altruistic tendencies, I was ”family”....
But several days ago with Ellen, Thomas (and maybe even Connie) it was different. They deeply wanted me
to stay because I was needed in their ”Unit” (military usage) as an able fighter - to help them in their fight
to bring Peace to this world.
Last night at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House I began to feel that they were seeing me as more than
an outsider, but more like one of them, one of the ”family,” a fellow fighter for Humanity.
Yesterday afternoon I saw Mike Dorn and Eda from the Jonah House. They are definitely fighters and they
lovingly embraced me as ”family.” Eda, like an angel said, ”boy are you a sight for sore eyes.”
Also in the verses that my Dave & Mary Rachel St. Joseph’s Bible opened to this morning was, ”Amen, I
say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children
or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in
this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions,
and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.” [2]
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But how does Jesus mean this? MOST IMPORTANTLY He means that as we move from Selfish-
ness/Lust/Damned to Otherishness/Love/Saved (see diagram; also [3]PLEASE CLICK HERE) we rejoin the
human body, THE ENTIRE HUMAN BODY - about 6 billion now! They all become your brother and sister
in your heart. Heaven. BUT ALSO He meant that what is a real brother, someone in your fighting ”Unit”
was now possible, and maybe even likely. Am I finding my ”Unit?” Is my ”Unit” finding me?
[4]Dellinger called this the ”Invisible Church.”
King called it the ”Ecclesia.”
:-)
1. http://www.prop1.org/
2. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RenLbCnYzgI/AAAAAAAAAB8/CClGl0LuIXg/s1600-h/3+dimensions+of+spirit+
cont+2.jpg
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
4. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/index.html
Letter from Prison (2007-03-04 11:16)
:-) I can think of several reasons that I do not feel too much dread at the thought of my first extended stay
in prison. No, nothing has been ordered yet, but I’m sure it is a matter of time. Court March 21st, April
18th, as many as 5 more arrests by April 6th do I anticipate. My purpose is not to be arrested. My purpose
is to stand with all that I possess (hmmm, that would be my body) for brotherhood, and that places me in
the way of the Beast of Mammon we call the American ”way of life.”
The reasons that I don’t feel terrible dread?
1. To some degree I don’t know, can’t face the reality. But I do have pretty good imagination and I expect
the worst - solitude, confinement with the most dangerous prisoners as punishment, brutality....
but also, and this is my point,
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2. I’m already there! I’m already confined from the ”pleasures” of life (death): casual association with folks,
luxuries, safety, free time; resources, communication, mobility....
No, this post is not clear to me either, but that makes in no less true.
By the way, I regret the years I did not spend in this Prison, because it is full of Soul / Solidarity / Service /
Life / Love / Purpose / Significance / Brotherhood / Truth....
Waging Brotherhood: Spiritual JuJitsu (2007-03-04 11:27)
I feel quite excited that this is a very fruitful way to conceive of the approach that is cripplingly called
nonviolence.
The task of this Waging Brotherhood, this Spiritual Jujitsu is to:
A. disarm/pacify/confuse / anesthetize / disengage / de-energize Selfishness; and to
B. energize / wake up / ignite / alert / fascinate / awaken / excite / inspire Otherishness / Brotherhood.
Oh boy, I know almost nothing about how to do this. For the first time I feel some insight into Patch Adams’
fascination with clowning, although I do not think clowning is the answer.
Hunger Strike, Lengthy Prison, Standing in front of an Israeli bulldozer - these are examples of ways of
Spiritual Jujitsu.
”Be the change [Brotherhood] you want to see.” Gandhi. Certainly this is at the center.
What prayer changes: the person that prays (2007-03-04 15:56)
Correctly done prayer changes the mind/brain/nervous system the way exercize and disciplined physical
practice changes the tissue of muscles and the nervous system.
“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.” –Matthew 6:16.
“I’ve been reading an excellent book on Gandhi, compiled by John Dear, S.J. Gandhi himself prayed two
hours every day, and he concluded that prayer was nourishment for the soul, even as food was for the body,
that prayer engendered the essentials of faith and humility, and that prayer, sincerely done, was more valuable
than any action. ” Phillip Berrigan
What is the correct objective and function of prayer:
Development of vision/understanding. See [1]Christian? Visionary.
Development by right use of the imagination of the capacities for Love / Brotherhood / Understanding
/ Compassion / Empathy / OTHERISHNESS / SOUL / SOLIDARITY / SERVICE (Love of God) [see
[2]JESUS TAUGHT US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING.]
As fininte beings, the degree to which we spend time exercising, training, and developing this capacity just
mentioned, we are allowing to attrophy the capacity for Hate / Anger / SELFISHNESS / Hostility / Violence
/ Hard Heartedness; and we are imagining and preparing alternative ways of being to these.
Personally I am praying now hours per day. It is changing me.
”We must pray every waking second of every day, every second, and ocassionally use words to do so; our life
must be the prayer,” brother j
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/christian-visionary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
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”The...State [and its law]...is Rejection of God,” Phil Berrigan (2007-03-04 16:10)
From: [1]FOREWORD by Philip Berrigan #14850-056Federal Correctional Institution at Petersburg 1996-
1997Federal Correctional Institution at Elkton 2001
”The genesis of the State then, ancient or modern, is rejection of God, rebellion against God. ”They have
not rejected you [Samuel], they have rejected me as their King.” (1 Sam. 8:7) And God instructs Samuel
to tell the elders what a human King, Leader, Premier, Fuhrer, Prime Minister, President would cost the
people – sons for the military, daughters as domestics, crushing taxes, fields, vineyards and flocks confiscated,
servants seized, slavery the final, tragic culmination. As the ruling hierarchy told Pilate: ”We have no King
but Caesar. (John 19:15) ... As the ruling hierarchy told Pilate: ”We have no King but Caesar.” (John 19:15)”
” Paul equates the law with sin and death – sin because law has nothing to say to sins of omission, and death
because most will draw their morality from the law. The morality of most Americans is legalized. To become
”law abiding” is to fear the penalties of the law, to become house-broken, domesticated. Morality limited by
the boundaries of the law is spiritual death.”
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Forward.htm
JESUS DECLARED WAR AGAIN. This time through Dave Dellinger (2007-03-05 21:09)
Is this the most important essay ever written? You decide:
[1]Revolutionary Nonviolence essay: QUOTATIONS FROM ”DECLARATION OF WAR” 1945
1. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/2007/02/rn-quotations-from-declaration-of-war.html
HEROES = Examples, Leaders, Models, Inspiration, Sacrafice (2007-03-05 23:03)
Hero: What % of the time? Christian? Hero. (2007-03-05 23:05)
DROWNING IN PLEASURE OR SWIMMING IN JOY; Choose. (2007-03-05 23:08)
Into Thanksgiving Dinner rolls a live Hand Grenade... (2007-03-05 23:15)
.... What do you do? A. Email your congressman; B. Blog; C. Lobby your congressman; D. Send $ to a
charitable organization / nonprofit ...; E. See a sad movie about a similar situation; F. Hold a seminar at
your church; G. Dive on the handgrenade so it does not kill your family.
Darfur is a live hand grenade thrown into your house. Throw yourself on it or it will destroy you and those
you love.
Next rolls in Palestine, then Congo... Haiti...Jamaica...Iraq...New Orleans....
The Grenades are rolling. The only choice is how to act. The choice determins the outcome.
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Heroes Transcend Flesh / Lust - Stuff; Superiority; Systems/Institutions (2007-03-05 23:40)
LIVE ON BROTHERHOOD ALONE (2007-03-05 23:42)
The ONLY OBJECTIVE is Reigning Otherishness (2007-03-05 23:44)
OTHERISNESS IS THE ANSWER. ”Peace is [NOT] the answer.” (2007-03-05 23:45)
HEROES ARE THE EVIDENCE OF OTHERISHNESS / LOVE / BROTHERHOOD
(2007-03-05 23:49)
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THE ONLY PATH TO JOY: REIGNING OTHERISHNESS (2007-03-06 00:27)
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”Be HEROES,” Jesus said. No? (2007-03-06 00:47)
[1]”Heaven on Earth = REIGNING OTHERISHNESS Elimanting Selfishness,” Jesus said. (Do you disagree?)
[2]
Truly, to articulate and promote this may be why I was born. I think it embodies everything that Jesus told
us, and everything of value that I’ve learned from countless authors, HEROES and decades of striving:
”Be Heaven on Earth. REIGN OTHERISHNESS to Elimante Selfishness,” Jesus said. (Do you disagree?)
”LIVE Heaven on Earth. Reign Otherishness to Elimante Selfishness,” Jesus said. (Do you disagree?)
[Site not yet begun [3]BeHEROES. My hope is to create and maintain a site broader than [4]DARFUR Dying
For Heroes to encourage and insprire heroes in every applicable realm: Human Rights, Religion, Environment,
Anti-War, Anti-Nuc....]
Otherishness, Heroism - the antidote to Selfishness (the root of all evil) - is the object of this site. The insight
that led to its creation includes prominently this quote from [5]David Dellinger:
”Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and
nationally, must choose: total love [Otherishness] or total war. ”
There are many permutations of this - many forms of selfishness, many forms of evil that result. Check out:
[6]DELLINGER’S WORDS THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD
1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/ReycDinYziI/AAAAAAAAACQ/5NtcHscNgLQ/s1600-h/Reign+Otherishness.jpg
2. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rez4hu9_9-I/AAAAAAAAACg/0v1GFMn8VYU/s1600-h/Reign+Otherishness+2.jpg
3. http://beheroes.blogspot.com/
4. http://www.darfurdyingforheroes.blogspot.com/
5. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
6. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/2007/02/words-that-could-save-world.html
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Dear [Inner] Family, What if you don’t see the grenades? (2007-03-06 10:47)
Hi. The following was quite helpful when it came to me last night as I was speaking to college students from
Wisconsin in front of the White House. One of them quite appropriately but wrongheaddedly asked me if
vigiling there ”does any good?” What she had in mind I am sure was the time-killing/Darfur-killing emails,
phone calls, lobying congress. Finally, with the following I found something that might help others understand
the inappropriateness of such actions today. [1]Into Thanksgiving Dinner rolls a live Hand Grenade...
Well, of course you are my Inner Family and I see grenades raining down all around you: Darfur, Palestine,
Lebanon, Impending Police State, Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Chester, Camden....
You don’t see them.
I’ll keep diving on them. That is going to keep me pretty busy. I probably will not be able to come to see
you for a long, long time.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/into-thanksgiving-dinner-roles-live.html
THE ULTIMATE SELFISHNESS IS THE ULTIMATE OTHERISHNESS
(2007-03-06 11:16)
Otherishness IS Heaven on Earth:
For the dooer
For the receiver
Jesus STANDS not for Justice or for Charity. ONLY OTHERISHNESS / BROTHER-
HOOD. (2007-03-06 11:18)
Charity and justice reigning can only come as a system of OTHERISHNESS / BROTHERHOOD as a way
of life.
Heroes are not reckless, careless, suicidal or masochistic (2007-03-06 11:19)
What constitutes a HERO (2007-03-06 11:21)
When Persecuted a Hero Ministers to the Persecutor (2007-03-06 11:22)
Jesus, the ultimate patriot. Revolutionary otherishness, the ultimate patriotism.
(2007-03-08 05:29)
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Otherishness - the mesure of psychological health (2007-03-08 05:36)
STOP THINKING. STOP TALKING. START LOVING. (2007-03-08 11:14)
[1]
It has taken an enormous amount of ”Thinking” to get us into this mess - econimic genocide, middle class
decimation, 13 children starving to death per minute, unopposed genocide in Darfur, 8 million slaughtered
in Congo for cheap electronics, 40 year Palestinian concentration camps, nuclear weapons proliferation, US
child well-being 19th out of 20....
It has taken an enormous amount of ”Talking” to keep us in this mess.
”Loving” is the only way out of this mess. If we still have time.
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RfBldTEgGWI/AAAAAAAAACo/NBCeGw7oERE/s1600-h/Start+Loving+Talking.jpg
Today’s Culture: Genocidal Assault on Otherishness; Hothouse for Selfishness
(2007-03-08 15:10)
”Come Live in my Kingdom, now,” Jesus (2007-03-08 15:27)
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Capitalist Culture Causes Mass Coma of the Soul / Otherishness (2007-03-08 15:29)
Save the World? Redeem / Awaken / Ransom Otherishness (2007-03-08 15:33)
Live 100% on Brotherhood, or nothing (2007-03-08 15:37)
Awaken Otherishness? Reign Otherishness / Start Loving (2007-03-08 15:42)
Capitalist Culture: Clincally Pathological to the Soul (2007-03-08 15:44)
See Alfred Adler, Victor Frankl, M. Csikszentmihalyi, Abe Maslow....
See the posts at the top of this site.
Otherishness / brotherly love is sanity / psychological health.
Adam Smith capitalism is the explicit elimination of Otherishness / Brotherly Love / Christian responsibility
from all economic life.
How many days can you go without water without damaging your body?
How many minutes can you go without breathing without damage?
How many weeks without any form of movement or exercise at all?
How many days can you totally abuse your body with sweets and junk food before your health degrades.
HOW MANY HOURS CAN YOU GO WITHOUT HEROIC, TOTAL BROTHERHOOD / OTHERISHNESS
WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR HEART / MIND / SPIRIT / SANITY?
Selfishness vs Otherishness is a Paradigm Shift (2007-03-08 15:46)
The psychology of Life and Joy (2007-03-08 15:48)
Well, some day I hope to have the time to complete this post. For now, this entire site, particularly the posts
above will have to suffice. But in addition, or for emphasis:
We have two basic ways of ”living” out our lives, two mutually exclusive choices of paradigm: The world is
Enemy, or the world is Family.
SELFISHNESS is the being of the life lived among ”enemies.” Do unto others before they do unto you.
OTHERISHNESS / BROTHERLY LOVE is the life lived among ”world as family.”
There are two chemical coctails of a positive nature that can wash our nuerons - Pleasere and Joy.
PLEASURE IS ELLICITED WHEN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IS INVOLVED IN SELFISHNESS.
JOY IS THE COCTAIL THAT BATHES THE NEURONS WHEN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IS HERO-
ICALLY SERVING THE ”OTHER.”
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HOW MUCH MONEY / SELFISH PLEASURE WOULD IT TAKE TO CAUSE A HEALTHY MOTHER
TO SELL HERE CHILD - THE ONE THAT CRIES, POOPLS, SCREAMS, DEMANDS.... THE ONE
THAT SHE DEVOTES HER LIFE TO SERVING?
JOY ALWAYS TRUMPS PLEASURE. HOWEVER, WE HAVE BECOME SLAVE TO A CULTURE
THAT HAS REMOVED, OR PUNISHES VIRTUALLY ALL OPPORTUNITUES FOR OTHERISHNESS /
HEROIC NONVIOLENT SERIVCE.
Church? The foks that show their love for everyone (2007-03-08 15:48)
Jesus’ Reign? Death of Capitalism (2007-03-08 15:49)
This is a shocking discovery for me that has come within just the last months. I probably might never have
gotten there had I not read Dellinger’s Yale to Jail, or Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.
Adam Smith, the creator of Capitalism, a good man as near as I can tell, reached the genocidal conclusion
that: The world is too complex to be managed by brotherhood / one family. We must surrender to capitalism,
forget the Golden Rule, and God, Devine Providence will work it all out for the best. Oh My GOD.
My Body is the Food for Your Life, and Mine (2007-03-08 15:50)
Nicea Moved the Name ”Church” to the State of Rome (2007-03-08 15:52)
Nicea Killed Jesus-as-a-Way-of-Life; Made Jesus a Dead Statue (2007-03-08 15:54)
One ”Family,” not Capitalism or Democracy is the System of the Kingdom
(2007-03-08 15:56)
Einstein too may have said, ”You will do greater than this” after I die. (2007-03-08 15:57)
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Start Loving’s Vision is Proving Itself Sacred (2007-03-08 16:00)
If you’ve struggled with the above on this site you can make your own judgement on this.
Either way I deserve ZERO blame or ZERO credit.
For all practical purposes the contents of this site, any value or new insights, revelations that have come
through me were just ”there.” They were a product of Our Father / Divine Wisdom / Insipiration / Supra
Consciousness / Conscience / Immagination ... I don’t care what you call it.
All this came as I stopped thinking, stopped talking, and started Loving, started turning all my attention to
the Heart.
”Be a Hero or Be Dead,” said Jesus. No? (2007-03-08 16:01)
See [1]Adler and the first dozen or so posts in March 07.
See the post just above this one.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
It Just Does Not Really Matter What Happens to Your Body (2007-03-08 16:02)
This site is of the perception that the natural state of the human being on a tortured planet with most
brothers in physical and / or psychological agony is HEROISM - Total, Radical, Heroic OTHERISHNESS,
BROTHERLINESS 24/7 - JUST LIKE WE BREATHE 24/7, AND OUR HEART PUMPS 24/7....
Oh my gosh, with this in mind there are a million examples you can think of from Literature, Cinema, Real
Life, YOUR OWN LIFE... to SEE that the hero does not care about her / his her body, EXCEPT AS IT IS
NEEDED TO ”SAVE” THE OTHER.
I think we all know the truth in our Heart (that is in coma.) (2007-03-08 16:03)
This is really, really important. I wish I had more time to help you see this, but not now.
This should do it. Work with this in your mind:
STOP THINKING. STOP USING YOUR HEAD.
STOP TALKING. STOP USING YOUR MOUTH SO MUCH.
START LOVING. USE YOUR HEART.
Here is what is going on. The way our nervous system works:
You can ”think” and /or ”talk” without using your Heart which is the seat of your highest wisdom / intelligence
(see posts above.)
You cannot use your Heart WITHOUT ”thinking” and ”talking” to maximum potential!!!! If engaged, THE
HEAR RULES - it optimizes ever aspect, ever capability, every resource at your disposal for the good of the
other.
Think of the mother who’s child needs heroic performance from her. The mother’s Heart takes complete
control and takes the mother to a level of Divine Performance. Whatever else this is - this is a Neurological
Phenomenon common to us all.
YOUR HEART (YOUR NEUROLOGICAL SUPER COMPUTER) IS DIVINE WISDOM. USE IT. BEFORE
IT IS TOO LATE.
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Otherishness: Like the Big Bang (2007-03-08 16:10)
Fear is a Weapon Selfishness Uses for Enslavement of the Flesh (2007-03-08 16:11)
We are the Christmas Present. Jesus Gave Us To Serve The World (2007-03-09 05:57)
[1]
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RfE9_W4Lh3I/AAAAAAAAACw/VQAvTivke6Y/s1600-h/Start+Loving+Christmas.
jpg
”Mankind... the common welfare is my business,” Charles Dickens (2007-03-09 06:00)
Jesus died to give you and me as His present to the world.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The Nicean ”Church” is the anit-Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2007-03-09 10:58)
Hey, things are not that bad. Why then face such a divisive, hurful issues. Come on now. The game of life
may already be over. Ask your Heart!
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Nicea culminated the greatest sell-out of humanity of all time. It was of the nature of this:
Constantine:
Hey guys, I’ve got a problem. I’ve got two religions at war here. Now, you are not going to like this, but I’ve
got to wipe one of them out. Christianity would be my first choice to wipe out because it is Revolutionary.
Instead of people being loyal to the State, they are loyal to God / Father of All / Conscience / Brotherly
Love For All.... As Emperor, I can’t have this. But the concept of Jesus is enormously seductive. Here is the
deal. I’ll wipe our paganism instead, and I’ll give you tons of money for infrastructure, and I’ll make you the
State Religion:
But, Living a Christan Life Loyal 24/7 to God ends NOW.
You get Sunday morning.
Hey, I know you are disappointed. Look at the bright side. By me not wiping you out you can at least preach
the Gospel (no, practice ends now). In doing so, maybe a couple of thousand years form now people will once
again take the chance to actually live it!
My name is Start Loving. I had been confused. (2007-03-09 10:58)
I’ve been confused and mislead these last 55 years.
I see now (God’s honest truth) that:
I was born Start Loving. You could see it in every aspect of my being. I Loved Everything. And I evoked in
everyone that saw me - Start Loving.
Unwittingly my parents (my father was a Saint) began mutilating me, whittling my Soul down, helping me
learn Conditional Love, etc. The name Jay McGinley went along with that.
By 25 I was at best a crushed shell of Start Loving.
30 years of struggle has enabled me to regain my health; regain my natural healthy being; regain my proper
name. I am Start Loving.
You too were born Start Loving. It is not too late for you.
Our Father is Love, and when we surrender to Him/Her, seems like God (2007-03-09 10:59)
Unconditional Love is the highest form of human intelligence.
Imagining One Father of us all is the indespensible means for most or all of us to access and surrender to
that Divine Wisdom.
JESUS CALLS US TO PERFECT SACRAFICE TO THE BEAST - SELFISHNESS.
(2007-03-09 15:31)
We quite literally are called to crucifiction. It will take many, many, many, many before the beast (our
selfishness) becomes sick at the sight of itself.
”Love as I have loved... they will persecute [and kill] you,” Jesus.
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JESUS CALLS US TO A WAR OF SUFFERING AND DEATH - BUT WE ARE THE
ONES THAT SUFFER AND DIE (2007-03-09 15:50)
Total Devotion.
Total Redemption.
AS THE NAZI GERMANS WERE ”CRAZY” SO ARE WE, ISRAEL AND THE UK
(2007-03-09 16:52)
As the Nazi’s were mad with selfishness, so are we.
But we are made infinitely more leathal by technology, material wealth, and the communications media.
One act of Love can multiply like the ”loaves and fishes;” like a ”mustard seed.”
(2007-03-09 16:54)
Infectious. Vicariuos Learning psychologists might say.
Have you seen the old Disney movie ”Polyanna?” Captains Courageous? Les Mis? Gandhi? Think of your
own, in time.
What did Loving marchers seen on TV spark around the globe during the Civil Rights movement? Etc. Etc.
Etc.
Massive, global [1]paradigm shift is what we have to spark.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/mass-shift-of-inate-paradigm-in-our.html
”Brotherhood” is the only government capable enough (2007-03-09 17:00)
No, this is not the ultimate ”idealism.” If you’ve spent time with the more recent posts, and if you have
worked hard, you can now see that ”Brotherhood” is the ultimate reality, and unless place at the highest
priority in our individual lives proliferating ”Brotherhood,” Life worth living on planet earth is over. It is just
a matter of time.
What would we think about a 2 yr old that hated? ”Be like a child....” (2007-03-09 17:02)
Lust, hate, murder, primacy of head over heart, anger at others, the concept of ”others”.... If your toddler or
pre-schooler manifested these features you would think, oh my God, this is not my child! What is wrong!!!!
Is it supposed to change? You know in your Heart it should not. Princeton’s Ashley Montague: ’Humans are
among the only species characterized by neotenous growth. Unlike almost all creatures where the playfulness,
unconditional love for all, joy, wonder, brilliance, flexibility... of the child are not to wither to a rigid adult.”
Think what we, think what we as slaves to a toxic culture are doing to our children.
We are systematically mutilating our children. The American ”way of life” is the most brutal way of death
for our children ever to arrive on planet earth.
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”They will know you by how you love one another.” Military is closest to ”Church.”
(2007-03-09 17:04)
Shame on us.
Our task is to convert the military machine in every respect:
Communication
Vision
Mission
Recruitment
Training
Deployment
The Catholic Workers would be the start but to them, all of this is ritual and symbolism. They do not see
the reality of it all. Oh Father.
Ritual is a sin and temptation. It removes us from Loving / Serving / Being the Sacrafice.
(2007-03-09 17:09)
How can I show you this?
It is Sunday morning, you are in church or at the synagogue on Saturday. You learn that the roof over the
children’s Religius School just collapsed. You must choose, right?
You must choose how you will live in the face of planet wide suffering:
A. Ritual and Worship;
B. Life of Courageous Sacrifice and Service.
We are finite beings with finite resources and finite time. Every second that you spend on ritual is time you
could be lifting rubble off of crushed children.
The only ”Demon,” ”Unclean Spirit” is Selfishness in whatever guise. (2007-03-09 17:16)
David Dellinger is probably the most wise, influential, self-sacrificial activist for peace and justice of the last
100 years in the US. David said of WWII:
”Few chose war. The chose selfishness, and the result was war.”
This is hard to see. This is utterly essential to see. Shift your paradigm, before it is too late.
The Demon, selfishness, is coiled around the heart cholking, staving it. (2007-03-09 17:22)
Loving is the highest form of human intelligence. Divine? (2007-03-09 17:30)
Here we can draw not only on [1]Adler but the other greats in the field of Psychology and Sociology:
Asley Montgue: ’Love is the highest form of human intelligence.”
Abraham Maslow: ’ ”Being Love” is the state of fully actualized human health. It is somehow the mental
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complex of Truth, Beauty, Goodness, Wisdom, Dichotomy Transcendance, Simplicity, Playfulness, PERFEC-
TION....”
Pitirum Sorokin [escaped the Holocaust; founder of the school of Sociology at Harvard]: ’Love is Supraconsci-
uosness - the seat of all wisdom.”
Etc.
Now, you can see this for yourself. Imagine that the person you love most is tragically injured and you are
alone, the only one that can help this friend. What happens? What happens is that every part of your being
is harnessed - your highest most holistic intellingence / vision / awareness / wisdom takes over your being
and guides you to super human performance.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
Jesus leads us literally to a war for global brotherhood (2007-03-09 17:36)
The alternative is Hell, armagedon.
Oh Father. Forgive us.
Please, give us a miracle.
Act out of Love, or Pray. Do not act out of selfishness. (2007-03-10 12:02)
Parents. This is where we lose our kids. For 12, 16 or 20 years we have them act out of selfishness. WHAT
you say? We do NOT have them act out of love. The environments that have used us are devoid for all
intents and purposes of opportunities for children to act out of love.
A friend I used to have told me that the good things about ”Catholic” families was that by being so huge
it forced everyone to see how they were needed and to act out of love. Well, this makes the point below,
however having huge families is a sin in this world of shortages if we are talking ”bearing” children. Adoption?
GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BETTER YET: ”AS YOU DO UNTO THE LEAST
OF THESE MY FAMILY, YOU DO UNTO ME.” BRING YOUR CHILD UP AS ONE, JUST ONE OF
YOUR 4 BILLION OTHER CHILDREN - EXACTLY.
But to the point of this post, PARENTS, unless you want to cripple and kill your child’s soul, from the time
they are born:
Place them in situations where they are needed (Blessed are the poor)
Teach them what they, THEY discover that they need. ”Mommy, why does the world have homeless? How
can I make it stop? ” ”Well dear, let’s teach you to read, and let’s read up on that.”
Thereby you will give them a life of SERVICE, a life lived from the heart, a life of LOVING.
Repeat.
[There is no other way.]
”Lusting” got us into this mess. ”Loving” is the only way out. Start Loving
(2007-03-10 16:33)
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If the Military turned their way of life into ritual and belief, killing would cease
(2007-03-10 16:35)
The Chuch of today has unwittingly become the anti-Christ. It has taken what was to be a Religion, a total
lifestyle of totally sacraficial Otherishness; and turned it into Ritual, Afterlife oriented ”magic,” imprisoned
it on Sunday morning, and made it into ”air freshener” to enable us to stand the stench of our murderous
SELFISHNESS. ”Nothing is so tempting as evil in the guise of virtue,” Dr. Martin Luther King. We use
”Christianity” as the garb that enables our culture of selfishness. It was to be the opposite.
We must learn from the Military. Yes, they have ritual and dogma, but they use it in the servide of an
all-embracing lifestyle, NOT INSTEAD.
Jesus called us to a radically different way of life - Total Brotherhood at all cost, even at the cost of your life;
IMMEDIATELY at the cost of your life if necessary. ”Love as I have love,” Jesus
The Soul is where Peacemakers must focus (2007-03-10 16:37)
Adler (& Jesus): The Determining Paradigm is to see all people as Enemy or Brother
(2007-03-10 16:38)
Save all people on the planet? Spark the paradigm shift that all men are brothers
(2007-03-10 16:43)
[1]
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RfMn524Lh4I/AAAAAAAAAC4/Cpi7GHDwkcI/s1600-h/Start+Loving+Christmas+
smlr.jpg
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In their Soul all men know they are brothers (2007-03-10 16:44)
Nonviolent Revolutionary Behaviors (2007-03-10 17:19)
Given the Adler/Jesus insight that the necessity is to shock the individual and masses out of the ”insane”
paradigm that all men are enemies, into the ”sane” paradagm that all men are brothers - REFUSE TO ACT
AS OTHER THAN A BROTHER AND EXPECT NOTHING LESS OF OTHERS, INCLUDING THOSE
WITH THE ”MAD” DELUSION OF ”ENEMY:”
GENERAL GUIDLINES of BROTHERLY BEHAVIOR:
No surprises - Almost always give clear, advance notice.
Understandingly accept mistreatment by your ”mad” brother out of love as the only hope of curing your
brother, and society. Be the ”leaves” that make the ”wind” visible; your blod will make his/her/their ”insanity”
[selfishness] visible.
Repeat
There is no other way.
There is no faster way.
Much less carnage will occur this way. Much carnage, including you and ”yours” will occur. Proceed. Take
the joy of a mother dying for her child as your supreme blessing.
Be a perfect (perfectly Loving) sacrifice.
SPECIFIC IDEAS:
Darfur: A la Greenpeace, place yourself in a boat in front of an Chinese oil tanker; to stop your ”brothers”
from supporting your ”brothers” in the gangrape of your sisters (Pre announce; accept death if that is what
is imposed.)
Darfur: Pre announce that you will violate laws associated with tresspass at the Darfur Embassy. Violate
those laws as Announced. Repeat.
THE OPPOSITE OF LOVING IS VIOLENCE. THERE IS NOTHING ELSE.
(2007-03-11 10:24)
The opposite of breathing is death.
The opposite of your heart beating is death.
The opposite of full health is disease.
The opposite of proper ”cell” activity 24/7 is death of the body.
We are social creatures. We are all ”cells” in the body of human kind. We serve each other 24/7 or the body
dies. Use your Heart and see this. Use your Head, you will NOT see it; GAME OVER.
OUR FATHER’S KINGDOM IS THE HEART & SOUL. ONLY IN THE HEART ARE
WE TO DWELL. (2007-03-11 10:25)
Our only hope of you seeing this is to use your Heart or s (as distinct from what seems to you to be your
”mind,” ”logic,” ”reason...”) to examine this.
What we in our more lucid, wise moments refer to as our ”Heart” AND ”Soul” is the part of our nervous
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system that is the seat, yes?, of:
Conscience
Wisdom
Compassion
Insight
Revelation
Soul
Spirit....
Well, obviously this is The Kingdom of God is the Heart & Soul!!! [Did you know that? I didn’t!]:
A. Within ourselves
B. In the world!!!!!!!!! The kingdom is the Heart and Soul of all human kind [whatever else it may be in
addition.]
The turf, the battle field for ”humanists,” ”Budists,” ”Christians,” ”Hindu’s,” ”Muslims...” is the Human Heart
& Soul - Clinically! If we fight and win there, the body must and will follow. We haven’t even played there
seriously. We mistakenly thought that all the teachings had more to do with some after life than life on the
planet today. Yes we had some vague idea, but with Adler we can go from weak vision and theory to hard
hitting, confident, courageous self-sacrificial, totally nonviolent battle for humanity!
WE ARE GUILTY OF VIOLENCE IF WE DO NOT CONFRONT VIOLENCE
(2007-03-11 10:37)
Sanity, Health, Salvation is being Loving, Brotherly.
Insanity, pathology, illness is EVERYTHING else.
We are guilty of violence if we abandon our brother to , insanity, disease, illness, pathology.
See Jesus and [1]Alfred Adler.
I LOVE JESUS AND I THINK THIS IS 99 % OF WHAT HE DIED TO TELL US. HE GAVE HIS LIFE
TO SHOW US HOW TO BECOME BIOLOGICALLY, NEUROLOGICALLY HEALTHY HUMANS. HOW
MUCH LONGER WILL HIS DEATH BE IN VANE?
1. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
We are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.” (2007-03-11 13:17)
Genocide in Darfur?
We Americans are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.”
Apartheid/Genocide in Israel/Palestine?
We Americans are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.”
Three million slaughtered in Congo to steal raw materials for western ”stuff?”
We Americans are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.”
etc...
etc...
etc....
Why the hell have I spent four of the last eight months in front of the White House regarding Darfur Genocide?
Because I can’t continue to be ”all evidence to the contrary.”
I’ve just watched ”[1]Rachel Corrie: An American Consicience.” At youtube you can find snippets on [2]Rachel
([3]1, [4]2, [5]3, [6]4, [7]5, more [8]Rachel). But this movie is devistatingly effective at showing the Genocide
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of the Palastinian people.
We Americans, the normal day-to-day lives (deaths) we live are ”ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY.”
1. http://www.palestineonlinestore.com/films/american.htm
2. http://play.rbn.com/?url=demnow/demnow/demand/2006/oct/video/dnB20061018a.rm&proto=rtsp&start=24:40
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3JI-axaRF4
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugOiF4araMg
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRyg0ZRXGEs
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmkzjJBnFYc
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf4xjWc26-Y
8. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rachel+corrie
Selfishness, Lustfulness is clinically Insane / Pathological / Pathenogenic (2007-03-11 15:19)
Insane, clinically, because it displaces Brotherliness / ”Social Interest,” [1]Alfred Adler’s measure of human
health.
Pathogenic because is induces selfishness in others. Selfishness, private logic, treating the other as not-brother
is insane, a diminishment of human health.
Who the hell is Alfred Adler? Oh God, it is time for your faith. See a post above on the subject. Is it mere
coincidence that Dr. King quoted Adler in one of his last and most important sermons, ”[2]The Drum Major
Instinct?”
Who the hell was John the Baptist!??!!? ”Did you expect to see someone in fine clothes?”
Imagine the implications for the Peace Movement if you conclude that violence and war are Truly mental
health issues. Imagine the implications.
Trust me at least enough to look into this further, in the name of God! See posts on Adler elsewere on this
site.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
2. http://nipun.charityfocus.org/blog/ar/wednesdays/000393.html
HEALTH, SANITY, JESUS DEMAND THAT RAISING AN ARMY OF HEROES IS
PRIMARY (2007-03-11 15:28)
Activist community, my beloved Catholic Workers take heed.
You are mortally neglect in this regard, and deeply blind it appears to me. And no wonder. You have
deprived of access to Adler’s Theory!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ADLER: There are two, and only two basic ways to be human, to approch and live the problems of life. We
all select and live out our lives using one or the other:
A. Mankind is basiclly hostile - live accordingly. As subily or overtly as you need to do - ”do unto others
before they do unto you.”
B. Mankind is basically Friendly / ”Family”- live out your lives accordingly - ”do unto others ALL that you
would have them do unto you.
Adler goes on to demonstrate that ”A” is an ERROR (sin) which can be corrected by powerful exposure to
evidence that man is in fact friendly / ”Family.”
See that you are indeed called, morally mandated to raise all human kind as a permanent army of brothers.
In this single act alone you will end war; you will cause mass, entire desertion from the forces of Selfishness -
warmaking, capitalism, fascism, the state.
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This is the work Jesus began. This is the work that Nicea put a final end to. This is the work you are called
to. Know that you are called to give your lives entirely in whatever way our Father calls you to do.
We are out of time. You see this and proceed, or it is the end of humankind.
I pray you, I pray we are not too late.
Not yet ready to die for your brothers and sisters? Not yet Christian. (2007-03-12 08:09)
Not yet giving your life for ”the least of these [your] family?” Not yet Christian.
”A man who does not know what he is willing to die for, is not [yet] fit to live,” Dr. ML King.
”If you would have your life, you will lose it,” Jesus.
”The good shepherd lays down his life for his flock,” Jesus.
”Love as I have loved,” Jesus.
”Death is nothing to be sad about. The only thing to be sad about is knowing that you are not a saint,”
Teresa of Calcutta.
”To be Christian I think your life should resemble Christ’s,” Teresa of Calcutta.
The lives of our heroes, both nonviolent (brotherly) attest to this truth: Gandhi, Jesus, Dr. King, Mandella,
All the Saints, Beko, Bonhoeffer, Corrie, Romero, Jan Juste............................................................... ..
Is Start Loving ready? Who the Hell knows! I think he is, eager even if it will help.
Dear Inner Family, Hunger Strike moves to Sudan Embassy (2007-03-12 09:52)
Know that I have never been more filled with Joy, Peace, Love, Life and Agony.
[1]Saint Thomas is getting back on his feet and this morning returned to his Sacred 25 year Vigil in the park.
I received the sacred blessing of being commissioned by Thomas to cover his activity there for several days
while he recovered from his illnesses. Thomas and Ellen have opened a portal there in front of the White
House that enables writing on people’s Hearts as few places on earth can match. No I am not talking about
the location. I’m talking about the 25 years of Faithfulness, vision, courage, perseverance, Heroism, Love,
Long Suffering, Wisdom, Truth that Our Father has built using them. They have opened a window to write
on peoples hearts. May our Father bless their Hearts for creating this and may Thomas and Ellen finally
learn to accept His Blessing of their Hearts with His/Her Infinite Love, Peace, Joy, and Life as they have
not fully learned to accept up until this point in time. May She give them the Wisdom, Truth, support and
Courage to continue their work with all of their Hearts, Wisdom and Truth.
With Thomas getting back on his feet to cover the 25 year vigil, and with others available to share coverage
with him until he is 100 %, my work here is at an end, for now.
I have longed to participate in the voluntary arrests Friday Night, March 16th with as many as 400 others at
the White House after walking from the National Cathedral - [2]Christian Peace Witness for Iraq. I have
longed to participate in the Jonah House / Dorothy Day Catholic Worker April 4-6 Retreat ([3]Holy Week
Faith and Resistance Retreat) and to risk arrest with them each of the three days. All this if I did not land
in jail March 21st for my wrongful arrest in late January at the White House.
But our Father seems strongly, urgently and Lovingly calling me back to Darfur, and I am overwhelmed with
Joy and gratitude. I expect She will have me in front of the Sudan Embassy Tomorrow by noon. Seems
She wants me there for as long as my flesh lasts, and the police permit. At the end of this post is the Press
Release that some of today will be devoted to distributing. Please fell free to distribute further if you are so
moved [or to blow this entire matter off!] as my time, and resources (no on-line press list for example) are
profoundly limited at this point.
I would Lie if I said other than that after a lifetime of Living a Prayer for Wisdom and insight, this week
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our Father finally gave up hope of me figuring out the till-now hidden secrets of Making Global Peace and
Brotherhood. My sense of that beginning late last week She finally threw up Her hands with something like,
”Ok Start, you imbecile, I’ll show you! Now listen carefully and write what I tell you!!! Now stand on the
shoulders of Jesus, Dellinger, Gandhi, King, the Berrigan Brothers, Adler, Maslow, Hugo, Dickens, Dorothy
Day, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, OPEN YOUR EYES, AND SEE!”
Between now and noon tomorrow I will devote most of my time to this task, writing all that She has shown
me to the best of my pitiful abilities. I feel certain that She has given me Divine Inspiration and that it will
be a grave Sin against Humanity if I do not share, and you do not carefully ponder what She has shown me.
Pretty Absurd huh? This writing will go primarily on the blog: [4]Jesus, Good, G d-Father, Alfred Adler, n
Start Loving. I will not finish in time - tomorrow; and as of this moment it is little more than an outline!!!!
But by tomorrow the more fleshed out outline will be enough if you work at it, PRAY AND USE YOUR
IMAGINATIONS... AND YOUR HEARTS / CONSCIENCE / WISDOM / SOUL. In the name of G d I
pray you do so.
With Love for you forever and missing you painfully already, your brother, Start
[Following is the Press Release and Letter to my brother el-Bashir.............. ]
[see post above]
1. http://www.prop1.org/thomas.htm
2. http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.cpw&item=cpw_main
3. http://www.jonahhouse.org/FRholywk07/invite.htm
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/index.html
PRESS RELEASE: Darfur Hunger Strike Moves to Sudan Embassy 24 Hours Per Day
(2007-03-12 12:12)
Darfur Hunger Strike Moves to Sudan Embassy 24 Hours Per Day Until el-Bashir Regains His Humanity
Washington, DC March 12, 2007 Darfur Hunger Strike day thirteen moves to the Sudan Embassy tomorrow
at about noon where the striker intends to remain until Sudan President el-Bashir regains his humanity
and brings full and generous protection, relief and restoration to his tortured Darfur family. Start Loving,
previously known as Jay McGinley, has attempted to end the Darfur Genocide since May 14, 2006 by vigiling
134 days at and around the White House, accompanying this with 60 days of water-only hunger strike.
Loving, an executive in the computer industry turning around failing organizations most of his adult life, is
also a trained psychological counselor and was on the management team of a small retail chain in Philadelphia
until May 13, 2006 when he gave up everything to fight nonviolently in DC for his Darfur family.
“I appeal to the heart, to the humanity, to the Immortal Soul of my brother el-Bashir,” said Loving. “Al-Bashir
is headed toward a place in history alongside Adolph Hitler, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Zionists and Pol
Pot. He has the blood of millions on his hands. I hope to give my life, if that is required, in an attempt to
awaken his heart in time to save my brother and some of our Darfur brothers and sisters. I hope to find the
heroism and courage of my blessed brother and sister U.S. Soldiers who willingly give their Lives in Iraq for
others, as mistaken as their beliefs may be.”
According to the faith based SaveDarfur.org coalition, “not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world
seen such a calculated campaign of displacement, starvation, rape, and mass slaughter... Darfur has been
embroiled in a deadly conflict for over three years. At least 400,000 people have been killed; more than 2
million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in displaced-persons camps in
Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad; and more than 3.5 million men, women, and children are
completely reliant on international aid for survival.”
Loving faces added difficulties in his Sudan Embassy Hunger Strike campaign including a record of arrests
for peacefully demonstrating at the Pentagon, Federal Court House and the White House. Despite more
than 60 nonviolent, all night vigils in front of the White House acknowledged by the police to be lawful and
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admirable, in late January of 2007 a rogue police officer, under the cloak of darkness, harassed and then
arrested Loving for sitting up under a tree holding Darfur posters; just as Loving had done on the previous
nights. Loving’s court date for this arrest is March 21st and the Sudan Embassy Hunger Strike will preclude
attendance at this hearing.
Additionally, Loving is completely without support or backing for his campaign which will make his campaign
more difficult to survive for any significant length of time. On previous strikes Loving has had access to water
, bathroom facilities and the protection of Lafayette Park Officers. Additionally, without support Loving has
no knowledge or experience to guide him regarding the potential behavior of police. Despite the fact that he
will be entirely nonviolent it is unknown what police action may be mounted by the various law enforcement
agencies.
“Time is long past “up” for our Darfur family, and for the Soul of my brother el-Bashir” said Loving. “I have
no illusion that my efforts will make any difference, but that is not my responsibility. Our Father calls us to
be faithful, not successful. As best I can tell Our Father, Humanity, Conscience, Love, whatever you call it
demands that we risk everything we have to awaken a Saving Love, Brotherhood, Humanity in a brother,
el-Bahsir, in the face of such suffering and atrocity. This is my best attempt.”
Contact:
Start Loving – Man seeking to end Darfur Genocide
Sudan Embassy Sidewalk, 2210 Massachusetts Ave, NW., Washington, DC
start loving@yahoo.com (expected to be unattended during this Darfur Hunger Strike campaign.
Further information: www.StandWithDarfurWhiteHouseII.blogspot.com (all blogs at “Complete Profile”).
Attachment: Letter to el-Bashir
!!!!!!!! ALFRED ADLER !!!!!!!!!!!! (2007-03-12 15:45)
[1]Adler was a contemporary of Freud. [Be careful! Just as is the case today with our understanding of Jesus
teachings, for the same reason, do not, repeat, do not look to any of the ”followers” of Adler to understand his
work. NEVER. Go to his original writings (link above.) Having said that, to help you guage the credibility
of what follows, and the cursory evidence as to where Adler falls in today’s field of psychology I point you to
a 6o second scan (no longer than that!) of [2]International Association of Individual Psychology, [3]Alfred
Adler Graduate School, and [4]dozens of other organizations world-wide.
Adler was as Healthy as Freud was Mentally Sick. Freud is to be forgiven. In essence it is as though was
born into and lived his entire life in a mental ward for the seriously insane. Freud had absolutely no concept
of ”Health.” You cannot have a valid psychology without experience and grasp of Health. How can you know
what direction to move your clients?
Freud and Adler worked together. Adler broke off in his own direction.
Freud, in a society in Lust with burgeoning Capitalism (mandate to abandon brotherly responsibility; just
invented in Freud’s time) became its Darling. Freud validated that the toxic effect of inhumane competition
was ”normal” and therefore something to be accepted; something to be resigned to. It was a perfect marriage!
The parallel between the first 80 years of Jesus’ life and that of Adler is enormous in that they both developed
an tremendously loyal, potent, committed following that was in the vast minority and either ridiculed or
ignored by the ”main stream.” Adler considered his psychology a ”scientific” rendering of Jesus teachings. He
was correct. God forgive me for not seeing the global implications until this week.
ESSENCE OF ADLER’S THEORY:
We are born with an inbuilt paradigm. We WILL see humanity / others as family to be servant to; or enemy
to be feared and exploited.
We are far worse than terrible at managing this paradigm.
Environment is the key determinant of selecting the paradigm. The environment if courageously ”friendly” is
likely to cause shift to the ”friendly” paradigm in the other - OTHERISHNESS. The environment if at all
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”hostile” is likely to evoke the paradigm ”enemy,” ”other” to be exploited - SELFISHNESS.
One of the five most difficult, MOST IMPORTANT books I have ever read is Adler’s, [5]”The Individual
Psychology of Alfred Adler.” Please get it, read it and understand it. Now. Before it is too late.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
2. http://www.iaipwebsite.org/
3. http://www.alfredadler.edu/
4. http://www.alfredadler.edu/resources/adlerianlinks.htm
5. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
MILITANT, ”MILITARY” NONVILENT ACTION IS A MORAL & SPIRITUAL IM-
PERITIVE. (2007-03-12 15:50)
We cannot be Christian if we are anything less.
SPIRITUAL: ”Saving” the Soul is to be a brother to a stranger that will gladly sacrifice themselves to help.
This and only this can activate, ”Save” the Immortal Soul.
MENTAL: IF OUR MIND IS DEAD, WE ARE DEAD. WILL GOD / CONSCIENCE / MORALITY /
HUMANITY FORGIVE US IF WE LEAVE A DYING MAN UNATTENDED?
IF WE NEGLECT MILITANT NONVIOLENCE RISKING ENTIRELY OUR LIVES, WE ARE MORALLY
AND SPIRITUALY LOST, FOREVER.
JESUS/ADLER ARE TO MENTAL/SPIRITUAL HEALTH WHAT EINSTEIN WAS
TO PHYSICS (2007-03-12 15:58)
Get this, or the game is over.
See any and all notes on this and wherever you can on Alfred Adler.
This is what ”Christianity” has been missing.
Whatever ”mystical,” ”Divine being” aspects there are associate with Jesus; Jesus died to teach us about our
mental lives, how to bring ourselves to clinical health, and that...
Right Understanding is the keys to Heaven on Earth.
JESUS SHOWED US HOW TO WIN THE GAME - END WAR, STAVE OFF AR-
MAGEDDON (2007-03-12 16:01)
We haven’t seen it.
Jesus was a psychologist. Get this, get over it, get on with it, or the game is over... Get this, get on with it,
and the world may yet be Saved.
Football players know how to ”see” what is happening, and what ”will happen” on the football field. They
truly and deeply ”know” what is going on.
There is no evidence of this in any group that calls itself ”Christian,” ”Activist,” or ”Nonviolent Revolutionary.”
We are like this: Imagine that a Nuclear Powered, Indestructable Lap Top was transported back 2000 or
4000. Years. Imagine the ”mysticism,” the ”Ritual,” the ”Religion” it would inspire. It could be hundreds or
thousands of years until its real value was undersoood.
Instead of growth charts, detailed strategies, objective goals, quantification of results... all the tools that
enable the Pentagon, and Military / Industrial complex to be the Church, to rule the world, are unavalable
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to us because Christianity is all about some future life, and Saving ourselves or that Life.
No. In the name of God see this. Jesus absolutely, concretely showed us the strategy for shocking, clinically
shocking humanity into its Right Mind.
Gandhi’s Bible, Tolstoy’s ”The Kingdom of God is Within You,” the entire reason it was written was so
Tolstoy could make this point as best he could: ’The entire world has been exposed to Jesus teachings. It is
leading to only horror so far. But I think, like a supersaturated chemical solution in a glass, with just the
right impact it can instantly crystalize and transform entirely - in a flash.’ [paraphrase]
Tolstoy, Gandhi, King... were all ”mad” with similar inklings.
BUT WE LACKED ADLER’S MODEL OF MENTAL HEALTH! PHYSICISTS LACKED EINSTEIN’S
THEORY OF RELATIVITY! LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE IN THE DECADES SINCE! LOOK WHAT
ALL THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS THAT EINSTEINS THEORY UNLEASHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JESUS AND ADLER. PLEASE HAVE FAITH. EVERTHING IS AT STAKE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO
LOSE AND WE HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN.
CLINICALLY: OUR ”HUMANITY” IS OUR LIFE (2007-03-13 04:25)
Our humanity - Love, Conscience, Courage, Otherishness, Wisdom, Truth - our Heart / Soul IS our Life.
”What profiteth a man if he wins the world but loseth his life,” Jesus.
’Social interst pursued with great courage IS the measure of the health [life] if the psyche,’ Alfred Adler,
psychologist [synthesis].
To fight to awaken the Humanity / Soul / Otherishness / Love / Brotherly Love of another is literally to
fight for his / her life.
Activists / Christians, the stakes are much higher than you / we / I thought.
Activists / Christians, the moral imperitive / mandate / justification / reason is much clearer than we
thought.
Whereas I think Jesus is ”the great,” pro golfers beside Tiger Woods... (2007-03-13 04:32)
... could also make me great if I followed them.
I absolutely think Jesus was the greatest psychologist / spiritual leader of all time.
However, so what? At the Heart of all the great religious are great psychologists / spiritual leaders.
Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Atheism, Humanism... pick one and become great at it. This is the
material and spiritual salvation of planet earth. Our lives are at stake.
NOT SO WITH PSYCHOLOGISTS - [1]Alder [see posts this site] and secondarily Abraham Maslow, M.
Csikszentmihaly, Rogers, Victor Frankl are our only choices, for Life’s sake. The others fall between trivial
and pathological - especially Freud.
NOT SO WITH THE PHARISEES, AND HYPOCRITES. THE ORIGINAL TEACHINGS FROM THE
SOURCE, AND THE FEW SAINTS ARE THE ONLY SOURCE OF LIFE.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
CANCER IS ONE OF THE TWO POSSIBLE STATES OF ORGANIC STUFF
(2007-03-13 04:37)
Life is a process whether we are speaking organically or psychologically.
The Life process of the ”cell” is either working for the wellbeing and regeneration of the entire ”body” or it is
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”cancer.” Cancer is simply organic stuff that loses health in such a way that it neglects its duty, role, God
given, evolution given function - neglect of the other.
The ”mind” is either dedicated to the wellbeing of the ”body” or it literally is ”cancer” - killing the body of
mankind, and dying itself.
”The Kingdom of our Father is within you. Be like a child and find it,” Jesus.
The essence of a child is to Love. Yes it gets pissed when it has a poop in its pants, but its essence is to
Love, be connected, fascinated, enthralled, empathetic, compassionate, caring, helpful (yes). These are our
neotenous (Montegue) species traits of Health. Losing this essence of Loving is the psychological equivalent
to losing and arm, or being riddled with cancer; and it is the equivalent of becomming a killer virus to the
body of humankind.
Cure and health of the psyche is the moral and species survival imperrative of all humans - cure thy self, cure
thy brother, or perrish.
My Religion is Loving. My Church - folks known for Loving all of All. My Master is
Jesus. (2007-03-13 07:34)
Darfur Hunger Striker’s Letter to President el-Bashir (2007-03-13 09:43)
March 13, 2007
President el-Bashier
Country of Sudan, Africa, Human Family
Dear brother,
I mourn to the point of death for your mutilated humanity / the “death” of your Soul, of your heart. I mourn
for the torment, atrocity the Hell on Earth you have created as the result for my brothers and sisters in
Darfur.
I love you my brother. You are no better or worse than I. You are no more to blame for who you are than I
am for who I am.
But I am to blame if I do not do whatever I am able with my life to bring you back to your humanity, your
sanity, your Divine Self.
I’m a poor student of life but everything I have learned in life* launches me on a course. This is my 13th day
of Hunger Strike (60 in the last 9 months; 134 days of Vigil at the White House), intended to be Ransom
for the restoration of your Humanity, for your Soul and for the salvation of my dear brothers and sisters in
Darfur.
Today by noon I hope to be in front of your Embassy in Washington delivering this letter. I intend to continue
my water only hunger strike until it is clear to me that your Heart has thawed toward your family of Darfur.
I believe I am prepared to let the hardheartedness that is exterminating Darfuries exterminate myself as well
in the hopes that one more body might help you see.
My brother, you are going down in history and in our Father’s eyes as a butcher of humanity along side of
Hitler, Bush, Cheney, the Zionists and Pol Pot. My brother, it is not too late. You need only turn from
your head, from endless dialog, you need only turn to your Heart, the domain of our Father. Your heart, our
Father will tell you what to do.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Your loving brother forever,
Start Loving
Sudan Embassy Sidewalk (until arrested or expired I expect.)
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2210 Mass. Ave NW
Washington, DC
http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
Press release attached: http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/press-release-darfur -hunger-strik-
e.html
WE ARE IMORTAL. THE ONLY DEATH IS SELFISHNESS (2007-03-13 10:19)
Have no belief in a God being that can hear us. It is madness to live is though there is not a Father of us all.
I have no belief in any type of life after my body is gone in the sense that no part of me will experience
anything.
It is profoundly real to me, as real as the keyboard I am typing on, that we are Imortal beings. Gandhi will
live on as long as does the universe. My father, Edward John McGinley will live on as long as there are
people that knew him, or were helped by those that did.
We are Spirit / Psychological beings. You and I will never know anything outside the immaginings of our
mind. Everything else is virtual illusion.
Life is Unconditional Love / Brotherhood / Family of Man / Otherishness. The only possible death can come
from my own ”hand” when I choose Selfishness over Otherishness. This is true for you too.
THE CENTRAL TEACHINGS OF JESUS (2007-03-13 12:37)
Tolstoy’s translation of Jesus Gospel as found in the original Greek Texts is that which seems the most clear
and Truthful by far: ”[1]The Gospel in Brief.” Two books that grew out of ”The Gospel in Brief” proved
monumentally important: ”[2]The Kingdom of God is Within You” created Gandhi / became his bible; ”[3]The
Law of Love and the Law of Violence” deeply influenced Dr. Martin Luther King at Crozier Seminary when
he was young. From ”The Gospel in Brief,” I find these to be the essential teachings of Jesus:
IFRAME: [4]http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xsp98fdDFzo?hl=en &fs=1 &autoplay=1
p58 ”...my teaching ... works of love to one’s neighbor.”
p58 ”The external worship of God cannot be combined with works of love. The old teaching of the
external worship of God cannot be combined with my teaching of works of love to one’s
neighbor.”
p67 ”He gave the spirit to the world, and the spirit itself lives in men, and men who
liveby the spirit make up the kingdom of God.”
p67 ”A woman puts yeast in the kneading trough and mixes it with the flour; she then stirs it no
more, but lets it ferment and rise. As long as men live, God does not interpose in their life.”
p67 ”For the spirit there is neither death nor evil. Death and evil are for the flesh, but not for the
spirit.”
p72 ”If all praise them [the rich], woe to them, because only deceivers get everybody’s praise.”
p73 ”...he who shall fulfill [the commandments I give], and shall thereby teach others, shall be
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
p75 ”All sensuality destroys the soul, and therefore it is better for you to renounce the pleasure
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of the flesh than to destroy your life.”
p75 ”... the soul ... your life.”
p79 ”All men are His children, and therefore all are brothers to you.”
p80 ”All these commandments are contained in this one: All that you wish people should do
for you, do even so to them.”
p80 ”I. Do not be angry, but be at peace with all men. II. Do not seek delight in sensual
gratification. III Do not swear anything to anyone. IV. Do not oppose evil, do not judge,
and do not go to law. V. Do not make any distinction among men as to nationality, and love
strangers like your own people.”
p80 ”... love strangers like your own people ... ”
p82 ”The light of the body is the eye, and the light of the soul is the heart. If your eye is dim,
then all of your body will be in darkness. And if the light of your heart is dim, then all your
soul will be in darkness.”
p89 ”My food is to do the will of Him who gave me life, and to fulfill that which He intrusted to
me.”
p94 ”... the fulfillment of the Father’s will depends on each man’s effort and striving to make
people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father’s
will, which alone saves from death and gives life.”
p99 ”... the nourishment of man is the spirit descended from heaven. This it is which gives life
to the world.”
p102 ”... Our flesh is the true food for the real life.”
p106 ”I drive out evil by summoning people to fulfill the will of the Spirit, the Father,
who gives life to all.”
p118”That which stands high in the eyes of men, is abomination in the eyes of God.”
p118 ”Now the kingdom of heaven is attainable on earth, and great are they who enter it.
But they enter it, not the rich, but those who have nothing.”
p121 ”Do not kill. Do not commit adultery. Do not lie. Do not steal. Further, honor your Father, and fulfill
His will; and love your neighbor as yourself ... One small thing you have left undone. You have not fulfilled
that which you say. If you wish to fulfill these commandments ... above all, the comandment: Love your
neighbor as yourself - then, at once sell all your goods, and give them to the poor. Then you will have
fulfilled the father’s will.”
p121 ”... sell all your goods, and give them to the poor ...”
p121 ”... above all ... love your neighbor as yourself ...”
p124 ”See now, this poor widow has put in two forthings in the boc. She has put in more than all.
Because they put in that which the did not need for their own livelihood; while this woman has put in all
that she had; has put in her whole life.”
p124 ”... put in [all that you have] ... put in [your] whole life ...”
p128 ”... God should be served not in the temple and by sacrifices, but in the spirit, and by deeds.”
p128 ”...God should be served ... in the spirit, and by deeds.”
p129 ”Your law of Moses is not the Father’s law ....”
p135 ”If your father were one with me, you would love me, because I came forth from that Father.”
p136 ”I am from the Father of good, from God; but you [Orthodox] are from the devil, from the father of
evil.”
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p136 ”... the Father of good ... God ...”
p139 ”There are shepherds to whom the sheep are the chief interest in life, and who give up
their lives for the sheep. These are true shepherds. And their are hirelings who do not care about
the sheep, because they are hirelings, and the sheep are not theirs; so that if a wolf comes they abandon
their charge and flee from them, and the wolf devours the sheep.”
p140 ”My teaching is this - to give up one’s life for the life of men.”
p142 ”Every man in the spirit is the son of God.”
p151”... Men do not love even a reminder of the spirit which lives in them, and declares to
them that it is eternal and they are not eternal; and they have killed, as far as they could,
the consciousness of the spirit; they have wrapped in a cloth and burried in the ground the talent that
was given them.”
p166 ”I am teaching ... how to save people.”
p172 ”... Christ is that same Lord, our Ruler, whom we know in ourselves as our life. Christ is
that understanding which is in us.”
p172 ”... Christ... in ourselves as our life.”
p172 ”... Christ ... that understanding which is in us.”
p173 ”From [the orthodox] comes all the evil in the world; because they hide the good, and
instead of it uphold evil.”
p173 ”[The orthodox] do the easiest thing, the external thing; that which is needful and difficult - love,
compassion, truth - they leave undone.”
p173 ”... that which is needful and difficult - love, compassion, truth ...”
p174 ”There is one temple of God, that is, the hearts of men when they love each other.”
p181 ”... the present society of men is condemned to destruction. From now that which rules this world shall
be destroyed.”
p182 ”... my Father, the living spirit in me ....”
p182 ”... my Father ... the spirit of understanding ...”
p182 ”He who believes in my teaching believes not in me, but in that spirit which gave life to the
world.”
p187 ”Seek to be only thus distinguished from other people - Love one another.”
p194 ”My commandment is, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
1. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
2. http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-God-Within-You/dp/1406925098/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5410511-2990424?ie=UTF8&s=
books&qid=1180136934&sr=1-1
3. http://www.amazon.com/Law-Love-Violence/dp/0898754410
4. http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xsp98fdDFzo?hl=en&fs=1&autoplay=1
Anonymous (2010-04-12 07:14:31)
www.jesuschristians.com
welcome brother.
”Change is the highest form of repentance.”
JESUS TAUGHT US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING (2007-03-14 12:23)
PLEASE DON’T BLOW THE FOLLOWING OFF. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE. IT MAY BE MY SINGLE
GREATEST CONTRIBUTION.
Dr. King thought that clearly Jesus taught us that Spirit is everthing, so he wanted to understand conceptually
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what constituted the dimensions of Spirit. He figured that such a clear conception would enable him and
others to develop that Spirit to its maximum strength / capacity, and to enable a much clearer warning
indicator of when the Spirit was nonexistant or critically ill. The following depicts Dr. King’s conception.
Each dimension can expand or contract independant of the others. The larger the area of the rectangle, the
more complete and healthy the Spirit. Jesus tried, and so far failed at making this our Religion:
The dimensions of Spirit / UNIVERSAL LOVE / Otherishess / Brotherhood / LIFE:
[1]
[2]
I’ve found Dr. Kings conception enormously helpful, but I began to wonder - is Adolf Hitler explained simply
by being a small version of this cube - weak in every dimension. It became clear to me that no, this does not
explain a Hitler. There are opposites for each of these dimensions. I believe that what follows is a reasonable
and profoundly enlighening attempt at what this opposite, Flesh is. The U.S. and U.K. have succeeded
beyond the dreams of avarice so far at making what follows the World Religion to which we enslave ourselves
and eagerly sacrifice our children:
The dimensions of Flesh / Selfishness / Lust / Capitalism / DEATH / EMPIRE:
[3]
Dr. King: ”Life’s most persistant and urgent question is, what are you doing for others.”
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Jesus: ”What good is it if you have all of the world, but lose your Life?”
Life’s central choice: Stand on the spirit of
A. UNIVERSAL LOVE, or
B. EMPIRE
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[5]
[6]
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2. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/532227/3%20dimensions%20of%20spirit.jpg
3. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rd98Wms_3AI/AAAAAAAAABM/kVt45k2mEA0/s1600-h/3+dimensions+of+spirit+2.
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4. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rd95Ams_2-I/AAAAAAAAAAw/6DxENVNdXmM/s1600-h/3+dimensions+of+spirit+
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5. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/775266/3%20dimensions%20of%20spirit%20cont%202.jpg
6. http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/7501/1423/1600/997248/3%20dimensions%20of%20spirit%20cont%202.jpg
What peoples have been saved except by others giveing their lives? (2007-03-20 20:41)
Hmmm.
Civil Rights?
Elimination of Slavery?
WWI?
WWII?
Liberation of India?
Elimination of Apartheid?
Sufferage?
Ending the Vietnam War?
Etc?
Etc?
I can’t think of any.
CORRELARY: Which figher dying ”Saved” the peoples?
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Choose Joy / Life or Pleasure / Death. You WILL Choose. (2007-03-20 21:00)
[1]JESUS TAUGHT US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
Essential Reading (2007-03-20 21:01)
1. [1]The Gospel in Brief (Tolstoy, Translated by Isabel Hapgood); Created Gandhi, may have Created Dr.
King. [2]Online Translation (not as good as the paper version)
1. [3]The Kingdom of God is Within You (Tolstoy); LAST 2 CHAP. 1ST. Online. [4]What I Believe, Leo
Tolstoy.
2. [5]Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler; a non-mystical, psychological, mainstream way of seeing what
Jesus died to show us - evil is clinically madness - selfishness. To be selfish is clinically to be out of your
mind. Probably the most difficult read of my life. Skip it unless you want to save the world. [6]Online
3. [7]Four Gospels and the Appostolic Letters- New American Bible, St. Joseph Version; to my shock I
find not only the Gospels but the letters enormously helpful in moving from Flesh/Death to Spirit/Life
within myself. Now Jesus said in Johh, ”If you love me you will do greater things than these.” Jesus either
didn’t know the psychology of what he was on to, or he figured out that those he was preaching to couldn’t
understand it 2000 years ago. Either way, you’ve got to see that these folks were using mysitcism where
today it doesn’t belong. Be careful, I wish I had more time to explain, but now I don’t. Use your heads.
And, they were human! The got the woman thing, subservience, all wrong except for the extreme modesty
part which is absolutely correct. Too frequently they justify going to the cross for an afterlife. No! Going to
the cross to save your brothers and sisters IS heaven on earth, and it is clear that those writing and being
persecuted experienced it that way. To my shock I found it enormously in sych with the contents of this site.
Profoundly so. James and 2nd ? were utterly awesome.
4. [8]The People’s History of the United States (Zinn); If you read this book you will have the same Truth
experience that Neo had when he took the pill in The Matrix. You cannot be ALIVE in the US culture
without reading this book. You will stay in The Matrix - screwed in, all nice and save, sound, and Dead.
5. [9]Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Zinn)
6. From Yale to Jail & Revolutionary Nonviolence (Dellenger); total of 3 years in prison for his nonviolent war
for civil rights, stopping the Vietnam War, and other causes. See this site: [10]David Dellinger Quotations
7. [11]Peace and Nonviolence (Guinan); well this is an indespensible gem of a book. A collection of writings
unlike anything I’ve seen before on the great nonviolent warriors of our time. Inexplicably brillient and useful
collection if you want to Save the world. [12]Online excerpts.
8. [13]Courage & Compassion (Fogelman); Heroes of the holocaust. What to see what going to the Cross
looks like? Online excerpts. [14]Online excerpts.
9. The Cost of Descipleship (Bonhoeffer); This man walked the walk - to the Cross, with Life - Joy and Love.
[15]Online
10. [16]All Men are Brothers (Gandhi); [17]Online
BE EXTREMELY CARFUL OF:
Walter Wink. Through a tragic blindness he perverts Jesus’ teachings of ”Saving” the Heart of the other into
slick power moves. Tragically evil.
Gene Sharpe: His Politics of Nonviolent Action. He is a mechanic! He shows a profound lack of grasp of the
Spiritual battle. STAY AWAY!
ANYONE AND ANYTHING THAT DOES NOT HAVE A HEROIC TRACKRECORD. Spirit is everything
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- including Wisdom and Insight! If they do not have a Heart for Heroism, they don’t have a Heart / Spirit
that knows nonviolent revolution. Learn from Heroes or figure it out yourself. BE CAREFUL.
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OTHER GREAT STUFF: [sorry about the formatting. no time to fix it now.]
for now a cleaner version of what follows is at the Chester PA site: [18]Suggested Readings
TITLE
AUTHOR
RELEVANCE
[19]What Life Could Mean to You
[20]Alfred Adler
Considered by some the comprehensive foreseer and pioneer of today’s emerging, theoretical, directions in
psychology.
Their are only 2 possible overarching goals and humans organize their entire lives around one OR the other:
1) Survival, 2) Happiness (which is achieved only by bettering the future of mankind). It is only the latter,
that is ”healthy”.
This book may be the single most illuminating, important guide book to ”health” in living ever written. (Jay’s
opinion). Read it, and be alive!
[21]The Evolving Self
[22]Flow
[23]Findiing Flow
[24]Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
University of Chicago Cognitive Psychology Dept. Foremost authority on ”happiness” or ”optimal experience”.
If you exhaustively study all people world wide you will find that ”optimal experience” (joy, bliss) comes from:
1) absorption in a high skill; 2) high challenge; 3) high human MEANING pursuit.
Said differently: the human organism is rewarded with the feeling of joy when he/she is totally immersed in
the task of bettering mankind... that is, working against the relentless force of entropy, that works against
the success of the ”species”; that is, being ”loving”.
[25]How can I help?
Ram Dass
Stamford University, psychology
Exraodinary insights on how the psychology of the helper, if understood, can enable helpers to avoid burnout,
and progress rapidly along a path toward limitless bounty of compassion, joy, peace and love for themselves,
the helpers.
[26]The Words of Gandhi
[27]All Men are Brothers
[28]Mahatma Gandhi (by Richard Attenboro)
’The golden rule... is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot.’
’Full effort is full success.’
’Be the change you want to see’
’I will admit but one tyrant in my life... the still, small voice within’
[29]Lost Boys
Dr. James Garbarino
Cornell University: World recognized expert on adolescent male break down and violence.
If you take any 100 people like me and you and keep them in ”war conditions”, ALL of us will BREAK DOWN
emotionally within 2 months! Same for ANY AND ALL minority males born and raised in an environment
like Chester, studies conclusively show.
”It’s the ”diet” (environment) stupid” [play on President Clinton’s saying]
[30]Autobiography of Dr. King
Clayborne Carson (using the archived words of [31]Dr. King)
’Spirit, not material things, ultimately shapes history’
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’Human rights (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness) are won ONLY at an enormous price.’
’Rights are ALWAYS won by the oppressed. [Jay - So, what is to become of the Children of Chester? Herein
lies the profound challenge ahead to liberate the Youth of Chester from oppression.]
’The great obstacle is the ”moderate” ’
’I am disturbed to find that all too often the Church is the ’opiate of the people... a social club with the thin
veneer of religiosity.”
’Church is a place where people go out from. Let us go out!’
’Human health for any individual can be ascertained by measuring three axis: 1) healthy love for self; 2) love
for humanity; 3) love for God (and all of his creation).’
”Love is gladly giving one’s life for the wellbeing of another’
’Peace is not the absence of injustice, but the presence of justice.’
’Freedom is achieved at the point that you are not afraid to die.’
’A man is fit to live when he knows what he will gladly give his life for.’
’The ends are preexistant in the means”
[32]Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandella
Leader of the South African freedom struggle.
It is nurture, not nature that shapes the individual.
The battle is for the heart and the mind. The prize is worth any price that is required of the warrior.
[33]The pursuit of Happiness
David Myers
Hope College
Extensive meta surveny of the research on happiness by this author of the world’s most widely used [34]basic
psychology text.
[35]What No School Can Do
NY Times
’Researchers and educators have known for decades that it is the environment of the child before they enter
school, and when school in not in session that determines success in school... and life.
’The amount of social and intellectual capital a child brings to school, more than the school itself, determines
the outcomes.
’As with any capital, social and intellectual capital can be given only by one who ’received’ them in the first
place.’
”It’s the ”diet” (environment) stupid” [play on President Clinton’s saying]
[36]Vouchers for summer school could help halt the learning slide.
NY Times
”A child living in an inner city is in school for only so many hours. It’s the rest of the day – as well as the
rest of the neighborhood – that’s the big influence, and the problem.”
”It’s the ”diet” (environment) stupid” [play on President Clinton’s saying]
Bible
St. Paul
’Owe no man anything, except to love one another.’
The supreme value is Charity... an awareness of God in oneself and in the other. [Clearly our children
are starving to death in Chester due to extreme poverty of charity in the Delaware Valley. What other
explanation? This is to be expected. The way we amass personal, material wealth is by allowing our charity
to atrophy. This is our supreme, enabling technology of the west. No? - Jay]
Spirit is everything... material things are nothing.
[37]Adults know what kids need; we just don’t do it
[38]Search-Institute.org
We better get on with ”feeding” our Chester children what every child needs.
”It’s the ”diet” (environment) stupid”
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[39]Identity and the Life Cycle
Erik Erikson
Harvard Psychiatrist. Author of the predominant theory of human psychological development.
”Healthy” human development takes place through 7-8 stages.
The 6th stage is reached by ”healthy”, ’species normal’ [vs culturally normal - Jay’s note] people in their early
20’s and lived until the onset of old age.
The 6th stage is ”Generativity”... being consumed, gladly, with the task of advancing the wellbeing of
humanity through insuring the success of the next generation.
[40]Man’s Search for Meaning
Victor Frankle
Among the most widely translated and published books in the world. This psychologist jew survived the
holocaust and in the process discovered that ”meaning” in life may be the most important determinant of
mental health and wellbeing.
[41]The Meaning and Measurement of Moral Development
Lawrence Kohlberg
Harvard professor. Author of the predominant theory in psychology of ”moral development”.
Also: See basic Psychology texts and research articles.
’Species normal” adult moral development is BEYOND, social reference, or observance of law.
Healthy moral development is Stage 5-6, where an individual acts based on the developed capacity to
experience ”interchangeably, and indistinguishably’ the human impact on the ”others” in a situation, and on
the ”self”.
Less than 1 in 10,000 reach this ’species normal’ health in our US culture (Scientific American, 2000)
[42]Toward a Psychology of Being
[43]Abraham Maslow
President Am. Psych. Assn. late 1960’s. ’Measured’ IQ 190+. Hugely misrepresented in popular literature.
Fewer that 1 in 150 people reach ’species normal’ healthy adulthood - ’self-actualization’.
Contrary to almost universal misrepresentation, ”self actualization” ALWAYS means becomming totally
absorbed in, and utilized by the the task of advancing the future wellbeing of all humanity.
Speech in the Middle East
His Holiness Pope John Paul
An address shortly after September 11, 2001
[If mankind is to survive] ’it is time to usher in a new ”civilization of love”.
[44]The Power of Assets
[45]Search-Institute.org
’For a child to be healthy they need to see that there are 3 adult in their life that think the world revolves
around them’ [most of our children in Chester have ZERO - Jay]
Take away 75 % of the ”asset rich diet” needed by children and you are CERTAIN to see increasing drug use
40X, decreasing school performance 7X, increasing violence 10X....
”It’s the ”diet” (environment) stupid”
[46]TheWays and Power of Love Note: Available in many, substantial libraries
[47]Social and Cultural Dynamics
[48]The Crisis of Our Age
[49]Pitirim Sorokin
Founder at Harvard University of the Department of Sociology. Founder of the Eli Lilly funded Harvard
Center for Creative Altruism
If we do not develop our ’technology’ and technique for producing massive quantities of altruistic love there
is no future for mankind.
Contrary to popular wisdom, highly altruistic people have much higher quality and length of life than non
altruistic people throughout recorded history!
The number one factor that explains where ”Saints” (’heroes of compassion’, ’heroes of altruism and love’)
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come from is - particularly loving adults who are a child’s ’family’.
[50]A Dry White Season
Video
Donnald Sutherland
If you want to see how brilliantly, and skillfully ”blind” the ”kindest” of we, of the privileged ”classes” can
be watch this video. Prepare to learn much that is terrifying about ’nice, middle class, Americans’ through
seeing this story of middle class awakening in South Africa.
[51]The Kingdom of God is Within You
Leo Tolstoy
Dr. King and Gandhi each independently credit much of their ’rebirth’, to become the world forces that they
each became, to the reading of this book.
’The world will start to heal when Christians [and presumably the followers of all religions - Jay] admit to
themselves that they are NOT following Christ’ [or the founder of their non-Christian religion - Jay].
[52]Cry Freedom
Video
Danzel Washington
If you want to see how brilliantly, and skillfully ”blind” the ”kindest” of we, of the privileged ”classes” can
be watch this video. Prepare to learn much that is terrifying about ’nice, middle class, Americans’ through
seeing this story of middle class awakening in South Africa.
[53]Conscilience
E. O. Wilson
Particularly in the last chapters this Nobel prize winning biologist / zoologist from Harvard reviews the
research asserting that ”ethics” and compasion have genetic basis; we are predisposed to get joy from taking
care of the tribe.
[54]The Triumphs of Joseph
Robert Woodson
Woodson’s life has been spent finding, understanding and supporting ministries that are transformational to
those in need.
Transforming ministries, those that demonstrate extraordinary impact on many lives: - never start with
funding, - don’t accept traditional funding, - don’t start with a ”rational” plan.... Transformation starts and
sustains with an enormous wealth of ”irrational” (unconditional) love.
1. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
2. http://www.biblicalproportions.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=56
3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html%3FASIN=0803294042&tag=robbob&lcode=sp1&cID=2025&ccmID=
165953&location=/o/ASIN/0803294042%253FSubscriptionId=108P28193HCTR2B9FAR2
4. http://tolstoywhatibelieve.blogspot.com/
5. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
6. http://www.amazon.com/Individual-Psychology-Alfred-Adler-Ansbacher/dp/0061311545
7. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/
8. http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-United-States-1492-Present/dp/0060528370
9.
http://www.amazon.com/Voices-Peoples-History-United-States/dp/1583226281/ref=pd_sim_b_2/002-1900095-6076856
10. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
11. http://www.amazon.com/Peace-nonviolence-writings-Edward-Guinan/dp/0809117703
12. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/if-we-listen-well-ed-guinan.html
13. http://www.amazon.com/Cost-Discipleship-Dietrich-Bonhoeffer/dp/0684815001
14. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
15. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=11776095
16. http://www.amazon.com/All-Men-Are-Brothers-Autobiographical/dp/0826400035
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17. http://www.mkgandhi.org/amabrothers/amabrothers.htm
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THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH. You cannot imagine the Joy and Life (2007-03-20 22:17)
I Testify, my life, my entire life, my Life of recent is absolute proof of the Truth of the Divinity (Absolute
Correctness) of Jesus teachings and almost all of the New Testament):
I absolutely can’t imagine that I will live past the next 20-40 days. Bashir’s heart will not soften that fast,
and after 140 days of hunger strike and restricted calorie fast since May 06 my body isn’t going to last much
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longer I think.
I have never, never been so happy - moment to moment, day after day.
My body has rarely been so sick and tortured. It took me three hours the other night, in front of the Sudan
Embassy, to get into my sleeping bag and seat, all assembled, everything in order. I’d do a little then pass
out from the exhaustion and nausea. Do a little more... etc. Repeat. Three hours. It was wild!
My body is absolutely tortured and rebelling from having to be upright, sitting 24 hours per day. My hip
joints scream, my back screams, my toes scream, my side screams. No, not each segment all the time. They
do a great job of tag teaming. Last night was the worst - about 2-3 hours sleep.
I am not the most Joyful, most Alive in my life because of this suffering, but despite it.
I have never been so aligned with Life, in the service of Life.
You may know by now that I try very hard to hold myself accountable to the likes of King, Gandhi, Jesus,
Our Father, Mandella, Steve Beko, Dellinger...and you, my inner family. I spend as much as hours every day
imagining what they want me to do at this time in the face of the Darfur Genocide. I’m getting hugs from
them for what I am doing! Our Father and Jesus have kissed me! Twice! Hmmmm. Steve Beko? He smiles
but says, keep on young man. You’ve got quite a ways to go to get hugs from me.
[1]”From my Soul, in Solidarity, Serving.” I bring this all important model to mind, to heart and the pain and
suffering virtually vanish, and stay banished from my consciousness. I become the shattered mother with her
child in her arms focusing all of her attention on her, on our Darfur brothers and sisters.
Obviously people, obviously we need to give our lives to stop the Darfur Genocide. The very Humanity of
the Planet is at stake. It is not my responsibility that currently 1000’s of us don’t see this. I do see this need
of us, and I have the privilege to go and to die on this Cross of Human Selfishness for my Darfur Family, for
my global family. For you.
Well, this is exactly where Jesus was. This is exactly were Jesus tried to lead me, and you. There is no
greater love than to lay down your life for your brother. You must lose your life to win your life.
[2]It is sheer madness, sheer clinical loss of humanity on a global scale that 1000’s of us are not doing this.
What could one soldier, alone, do in Iraq? More than zero, and less than the 10’s of thousands we have there.
You cannot imagine the Joy. You cannot imagine the experience of participating in the service of Life, of
Darfur, of Humanity.
My regrets of any consequence? That I will not survive to do the same hunger strike to the death for Chester,
PA. That I will not through my efforts stop the Genocide. That I will not by myself save humanity which is
locked on a course for Armageddon of the spirit and of the body as well. That I haven’t Saved you. That
I can’t save our 13 children starving per minute, Haiti, Jamaica, Palestine, Congo, S. Africa Aids orphans,
Katrina victims, Camden victims....
Small regrets. I’ll miss you, terribly. I’ll miss Gerry’s hot spaghetti. I do already.
Oh that I had 100o’s of lives to give.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
The other book that Killed Gandhi the Barrister, Birthed Gandhi Social Warrior
(2007-03-20 22:18)
”[1]Unto this Last” by John Rustin first published in 1860. These are actually a series of three essays
that Gandhi read. Along with Tolstoy’s ”Kingdom of God is Within You,” transformed and created the
Gandhi that for a brief time, transformed the world. The central idea of ”Unto This Last?” [”Unto the Least
of These”] Atleast in Ruskin’s day he viewed that there were 5 major segments of society, four of which
shared a vital characteristic, the fifth of which did not, should and by not sharing it mortallly threatened
the very wellbeing of society: Doctors, Lawyers, Soldiers and Ministers: WOULD PREDICTABLY LAY
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THOSE THEY SERVE. The Merchant sector: WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE
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OF THEIR CLIENTS, AND NEVER LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEM. Please think about the
implications of this. Certainly Jesus calls for all of us to lay down our lives, TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES
for ”The least of these our brothers.” For the Merchant class, the majority of us in the western world such an
ideas is laughable! And we wonder why the world is turning into a hell.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Unto-Other-Writings-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140432116
Take away Selfishness and Western Culture Vanishes (2007-03-20 22:20)
If you take away all selfishness from the US population what goes away? (more important than my quick
jottings below would be YOUR quick jottings)
White House
Starbucks
Malls
Elite Colleges
Capitalism
Skiing
Internet Porn
Magic card games
All but extremely modest exercise clubs
Revealing clothing
Almost all popular music
Almost all restaurants
Lockheed Martin
Video Games
Most movies
Most TV
All but the most modest motels
All but the most modest vacation spots
Etc, etc...................................
Essentially our entire culture would vanish. This was a huge revelation for me. Utterly profound.
Selfishness makes the U.S. go round. Period.
From My SOUL, in SOLIDARITY, SERVING (2007-03-20 23:59)
Oh yes, much sobbing too (2007-03-21 02:23)
I frequently sob for my Darfur family, that they have been abandoned and suffered such atrocities for so long.
I frequently sob for the death of humanity so evident in my western onlooker brothers and sisters.
I frequently sob that I can’t seem to stop it.
I frequently sob that I think Armageddon is hear for much of the world and descending quickly on the rest.
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Jesus leads us exactly, precisely and solely to the Cross (2007-03-21 02:27)
I never saw this before. Why? Because Christians are not Christan. The are all evidence to the contrary.
James for example makes this unmistakable.
But in the time now that I’ve had to contemplate, and to read in detail the Gospel there is no other conclusion.
Jesus saw a world exactly like today’s world, except ours is much worse. He saw a world totally corrupt with
selfishness. He saw a world clinically ”mad,” out if its mind, with it’s humanity mutilated, where are Hearts
are starved of virtually all energy that has been robbed by mind and Flesh.
The only hope was to raise an army religious in their Love for their mad brothers to the point that they
would willingly get in the way of the murderous selfishness until the stench of their blood, and the stack of
their bodies was so high that the all but dead Hearts of the mad masses could stand it no more. That the
perpetrators could not stand the site of themselves, and would be literally thus ”Saved” from their madness.
This is exactly what Salvation, what Saving is and how it happens. There is much less carnage than in a war
of hate where the intent is to kill the other. The results are much more permanent and constructive. But it
will take many, many lives. Jesus knew this. Most or all of the apostolic letters were explicit in this.
How did I never see it?
How can the Church (The Anti-Christ) do such a brilliant job of deceiving us?
Jesus led us, every single one of us, every single one of us to the Cross, just as harsh, just as torturous, just
as murderous, until ”Thy Kingdom Come,” and even then....
Imagine, saving the world. It is not a dream to me any more. It is clear as day. It can be done. Jesus
showed us how. Adler gave us the theoretical underpinnings in more current concepts. Others throughout
this site, including my contributions once and for all enable us to see how, to get on with strategy, campaigns,
recruitment, execution....
Can we find enough love left within our selves for ”the least of these?”
Can we find enough love left within ourselves even for our own biological kin? These are the questions.
These are the end times. I can’t explain it but I know it to be true. If, IF you will take the time to listen to
your Heart I believe it will tell you the same thing.
Imagine, being the ones that finally brought Heaven on Earth.
I Testify: Jesus was true in promising Hell in this life (2007-03-21 07:10)
Having just read the New Testament letters for the first time in many years (New American Bible, St.
Joseph’s Edition!) I offer my life as Testimony to the absolute Truth of the Spiritual / Psychological reality
it explicitly teaches. [Perfection in all words? Come on, these were men writing as and two people of 2000
years ago. Imagine the limitations! Let’s grow up.]
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Yes, HELL IN THIS LIFE IS A CERTAINTY FOR:
Living in the Suburbs
Expensive educations
Practicing capitalism
Sex for power or recreation at any time
Holding ”Church” in other than a basement or warehouse
Restaurants
Daily casual time
Time wasting
Pandering, catering to the wealthy
Tempting anyone toward anything other than going to the Cross for The Least Of These.
Skiing and other $ and time intensive sports
etc.
etc.
All of this is sin punished by Hell in this world of unimaginable suffering by the masses. There is not a
second, $, neuron, or muscle fiber to waste. The world is one big Elementary School and the roof just
collapsed. And you are going to worry about your career, dinner tonight, appearance, preoccupation with
”your” child/husband/wife, flowers, garden, house, safety....???????????
These (above and their like) are guaranteed Hell - separation from: God, Our Father, Eternity, your Body,
Your Soul, Solidarity, Service... LIFE.
Wow. The clarity I found regarding this in the New Testament is so extraordinary. God forgive me for not
seeing it before. Timothy 1 and James are breathtaking.
I Testify with my life, for all who I Love, for all Humanity that with trivial exceptions these writings are the
Truth, as Einsteins writings are the Truth.
Please do not lead a life (death) of sin as I have. It is Hell. Please LIVE. It is Heaven on Earth.
Read the New Testament in this version of the Bible and BELIEVE.
——————————–
Exceptions:
Dramatically discount emphasis on getting to heaven; HEAVEN AFTER DEATH IS NOT WHAT JESUS
WAS CONCERNED ABOUT.
Subservience of women to men: RUBBISH.
Continuity with the Old Testament: RUBBISH. Maybe this was a constructive emphasis 2000 years ago in
attempts to bring along some of the Jews into Christianity. If it was of use, it is no longer. Forget the Old
Testament. Making it through the next 20 years alive beginning now depends on Jesus’ prime directives:
Love God and Love Your Neighbor. Get Distracted and you and we die.
A few others but I’m out of time. Anything that is not about waging a Navy Seal calibre War of Brotherly Love
to bring about Brotherly Love FOR THE JOY/LIFE/LOVE/PEACE OF IT - IGNORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are destined to find the cure for cancer but... (2007-03-21 13:04)
... your spouse does not want the lifestyle associated with that, what do you do?
OK. IF THIS SITE IS CORRECT, WE’VE BEEN SO WRONG HOW ?!?!?!?!?
(2007-03-21 13:06)
Wow. I’m really, really glad to have faced this question today. I can’t answer it at a detail level now but I
see the heart of the answer.
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At the heart of our tragic errors regarding Jesus is the mistaken, wishful belief that he was creating a club,
or some ritual by which to be saved.
In the way you can join a country club, the Elks, or Chamber of Commerce, or a local Church:
Can you join the neurosurgeons?
Can you join the corporate lawyers?
Can you join the F14 pilots?
Can you join the Everest assent team?
Can you join the Navy Seals?
Can you join the Olympic Gold Medalists?
Can you join the Harvard Graduates?
Can you join the Nobel Peace Prize Winners?
Can you join the Christians?
You can only become these things. It takes:
Heroic effort
Enormous discipline
Enormous sacrifice
Enormous training
Enormous will
Enormous self development
Enormous risk
Jesus was not playing. Jesus saw the one and only way to lead us from world-as-hell to Heaven on Earth -
ALL OUT NONVIOLENT, GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR BATTLE TO MELT THE ICE OF SELFISHNESS
SMOTHERING THE HUMAN HEART. He saw this as the prize worth dying for, the Prize that many would
have to die for. Why? Partly because the pursuit itself is ”Heaven on Earth;” Partly because Hell is no place
you can tolerate for your family - all of us, God’s children. Jesus saw that the all out, give-your-entire-life-for-it
war of Sacrificial Love for Heaven on Earth is Life Itself, that everything else is death.
We want to think that Christianity is like the Health Club - pay your fee and you are ”Saved.”
God forgive the ”Church.” Jesus and the apostles warned us over, and over and over about this. God forgive
us. May it not be too late for us, the world, our children.
THIS SITE, NO CREDIT TO ME, IS THE CODE FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH.
(2007-03-21 13:07)
Will we learn it, deploy it, give our lives for it in time. That is the question, for you, and for me.
Before God I believe this is Divinely Inspired code - like, yet more important than the 10 commandments.
If we do not master, deploy and implement with our lives we will not be forgiven. Our punnishment, our
natural consequence will be Living Hell on Earth for us all; irreversable; inescapable.
Your choice.
Your loving brother forever, Start Loving
THE PLANET-KILLING SINS: SEX AND ”IMMEDIATE FAMILY” (2007-03-21 18:36)
By far these are the engines of selfishness - the life of the beast.
The New Testament could not be more explicit regarding this - do not practice recreational sex either mentally
or physically. Sex is not provided for our entertainment. Sex is a gift of procreation. Go beyond that? Pure,
utter, destrucitive, murderous, infections, cancerous sin - error.
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Our economy is driven by sex. Men spend their entire lives exploiting others for money, power and prestige
so as to maximize getting sex. Women spend their whole lives maximizing what material comforts and assets
they can extract for giving sex. John’s and Whores is what the western adult aspires to their entire lives.
This is what we sacrifice our chilren to Meanwhile 13 children per minute starve to death; and women tonignt
are having their breasts cut of by the Janjaweed because we are too preocupied to stop the Genocide.... [none
of you can outdo my sins on this one I’ll bet. God forgive me.]
”Immediate family.” Is there anythng, ANYTHING that was more central to Jesus suffering and death than his
determination to Live as brother to us all? Did he not die exactly to show us that there is to be zero, ZERO
double standard? THERE IS NO ROOM FOR INTERPRETATION ON THIS. ”Who is my mother...?”
”Love your enemy as yourself.” ”Love your neighbor as yourself.” ”Good Samaritan.” ”Good Shepherd lays
down his life for his sheep....” ”No man has greater love than to lay down his life for his brother.” ONE
FAMILY. ONE FATHER [and you are not it], NO DOUBLE STANDARDS. ALL PEOPLE ARE YOUR
BROTHER OR SISTER. ALL CHILDREN ARE YOUR CHILDREN. GET ON WITH IT.
Think Gandhi, King, Teresa, Corrie, Beko, Assisi, Jesus, God-Father, good soldiers....
WHAT IS LIFE PARENTS? PULSE OR HEART? (2007-03-21 18:45)
How you decide this question will determine whether you lead your children to a Life of Flesh, or Brotherhood.
If you do not explicitly choose you will be carried by the flow of western culture to the answer Pulse / Flesh.
And in protecting and ”saving” their life you will kill your children, feeding them to Mammon - Selfishness -
Death.
If you choose the answer - Life is Heart - you may, you will put their bodies at risk but you will give them
Life, Vitality, 6 billion brothers and sisters, Joy, Love, Courage, IMMORTALITY (no, this does NOT require
there to actually be an afterlife)....
Think Rachel Corrie.
VIOLENCE CAN ONLY MOVE OR MAGNIFY VIOLENCE. START LOVING.
(2007-03-22 09:36)
The opposite of Violence is Sacrificial Loving (by whatever name)[1]
[2]Def: Loving - Brotherly, Loving, Otherish, as-you-would-have-them do behavior
[3]Def: Violence - ”Enemy,” Non-Brotherly, Selfish, Not-as-you-would-have-them-do behavior
[4]There is changing the heart of the other, the group... the world through brotherly / sisterly Love; OR there
is Hell / Doomsday. People have been telling you this for 60 years - ever since the bombing of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki.
I wonder if God is not giving us two fianal signs for us to see. Iraq and Darfur. In the case of Iraq, the US
Military Industrial complex, more terrible in its ability to inflict violence than anything Satan could imagine
- is powerless to do other than create an increase in violence. In the case of Darfur the shamefully self-named
”Darfur activists” (masturbationists actually with few exceptions) are powerless to mobilize the internatinal
community with the benign violence of money and politics.
We sacrifice our bodies through being heroic brothers and sisters in the attempt to wake up a clinically
heart-dead other ... or the world, or Have a Nice Doomsday. As God is my witness.
Start LovingN
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/loving.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/loving.html
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3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/violence-enemy-non-brotherly-not-loving.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/jesus-showed-us-how-to-win-game-life.html
MASS SHIFT OF AN INNATE PARADIGM IN OUR PSYCHE IS OUR ONLY HOPE
FOR HUMAN KIND (2007-03-22 10:21)
[1] Have you seen this at Right?
What do you see?
When one first sees this picture they quickly see EITHER an old woman or a young girl.
Without prompting they may never, never, never see the picture any other way!!!!!!!!!
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With help, and sometimes a tremendous amount of mental work, they will see what they did not see the first
time.
Switching back and forth takes a tremendous amount of time for the brain.
This site is about the central, INNATE, organic, God given, Nature Given, NEUROLOGICALLY ROOTED
paradigm:
A. Humanity is my ”FAMILY” brothers / friend / means of survival / my ”body” OR
B. Humanity is my competitor / enemy / rival / the other / NOT-family.
Virtually none of us realize this central paradigm within us, BUT WE LIVE OUT OUR PERSONAL AND
SOCIETAL LIVES ENTIRELY ACCORDING TO THIS UNCONSCIOUS CHOICE!
Most of us unconsciously live both:
* ”Friends” / ”Family” within the household. We’ll call this ”Otherishness,” ”Brotherliness,” ”Love....”
* ”Other” / ”Competitor” outside of the household / immediate biological unit. We’ll call this ”Competitor,”
”Foreigner,” ”Potential Enemy,” ”Stranger....”
Just as how we see the picture can be our choice if we take the time to learn, so it is with how we see the other
- ”family” or ”enemy.” The fate of planet earth depends on learning to choose ”family,” doing so Religiously,
and thereby teaching and saving the world.
This is the purpose of this site - to teach you of this central paradigm of life and to provide basic training in
living accordingly.
Alfred Adler, psychologist (contemporary of the pathologically sick Freud) and Jesus are our guides on this
site. Adler considered his work to be a scientific development of Jesus central teachings. ”If you love me you
will do greater works than these,” Jesus. Einstein might have said the same to his disciples.
Due to our ignorance of this paradigm we have developed a culture that stupidly and wrongly develops us to
see ENEMY 99.99999 % of the time. This is the entirety of EVIL. It is literally destroying the planet.
Let’s get on with becoming the master of this paradigm - masters of Brotherly Love. Currently the paradigm
is the slave master of us.
I pray that we are in time. I fear we are not.
1. http://www.leaderu.com/touching/Image1.gif
Darfur Hunger Strike Day 22: Final Farewell (2007-03-22 10:22)
My dear brothers and sisters around the world. As noted below I’ve been away from the 24 h/day Sudan
Embassy Darfur Hunger strike for more than a day now to deal with a wrongful arrest that seems to be
dropped. This has given me access to computer that I’ll not have on the sidewalk of the Embassy. I expect
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this is my final goodbye to you as I’ll spend what is left of my body trying to thaw [1]el-Bashir’s heart on his
Embassy sidewalk.
You still don’t see it. Saving Darfur is about saving your world. Darfur is a mortal wound on the humanity
of your Soul, and the Soul of your global brothers and sisters. Leaving it un-Rescued and un-Restored is
bleeding away from you whatever bit of Heart / Humanity / Sanity you’ve had left in this cesspool / toxic
dump of a selfish world.
Your Heart will not survive much more of this. You need to get off of your death-bed now. Draw on your
Heart. Through exercise it will regain strength - quickly.
Otherwise, you have once and for all lost planet earth to the end times. You will give Living Hell to your
children.
May God help you.
Your loving brother forever, Start Loving
1. http://www2.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=38705349&postID=7181437738580997118
Kapten Clark (2007-03-22 14:47:00)
I’m coming to America on May 27th! I want to see you!!
I don’t know why God sent you as His angel (literally, ”messenger”) to me today, but I am so glad He did! God alone
knows how much I need to hear the encouragement that you give me.
I pray that a ram will be provided, as it was for Abraham when he was willing to sacrifice Isaac.
I still have so much to learn from you. If only we could go to the Edgmont Diner to sit down for a good long chat!!
Love always and forever,
your sister in Christ,
Evelyn
THY KINGDOM COME[S] [AS] THY WILL [IS] DONE.... (2007-03-22 12:43)
When Hell on earth is complete within the next few years, our Father / Mother will be shaking their head at
us -
”We warned you. We did everything possible to warn you. We told you where the Path to Heaven on Earth
was. You were determined not to listen. Oh what a waste:
[1]1. ”Our Father in Heaven.”[2]
[3]2. ”Hallowed be your name.”[4]
[5]3. ”Your Kingdom come[s].”[6] (variation: ”[7]Thy Kingom [IS FUNDED] as thy will is done...”)
[8]4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth as it is in Heaven.[9]
[10]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.”[11]
[12]6. ”Forgive us our [errors],” 7. ”As we forgive [the errors of others.][13]
[14]8. ”Lead us [all] not into temptation,” 9. ”But deliver us [all] from evil.
”You dicided instead that patholocial self-delusion was the way you wanted to live. So you decided to live a
culture of ”make believe:”
A. Jesus and the Appostles were only speaking in metaphore.
B. The above are not literal and specific instructions EXACTLY like the instruction to a child - ”Honny, do
not grab that hot skillet by the handle! Do not put your hand on that burner.” What we told you so clearly
were the natural consequences of Selfishness / Death and Otherishness / Life based on your psychology, your
physiology, and the dynamics of the physical universe.
C. Everyone is NOT your brother or sister. The 13 children that starved to death within the last minute
were not really, Truly, exactly YOUR IMMEDIATE CHILDREN; YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.
D. Capitalism, not God and ”Love your neighbor as yourself” would be the ”god” in which you would place
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your trust.
E. Christianity is a ”social club with a thin veneer of religiosity” which you join for a few bucks and that uses
Jesus to comfort and amuse you; Not the church of Jesus - a radically, totally universal-family culture to
replace all empires like Jesus and the Appostles died to show you.
F. Etc....
YOU BLASPHAMOUSLY SELF-PROCLAIMED ”CHRISTIANS” OF THE YEAR 2007 DELIBERATELY
AND WILLFULLY REJECTED OUR SON JESUS, YOUR BROTHER WHO SUFFERED AND DIED TO
SAVE YOU. We will always love you, but we accept your decision that you are no longer our children. Your
Hell is now your responsibility, not ours.
Your loving Father and Mother, God”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/3-your-kingdom-come.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thy-kingom-is-funded-as-thy-will-is.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
11. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
12. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
13. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
14. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/8-lead-us-not-into-temptation-9-but.html
Kapten Clark (2007-03-22 14:52:00)
http://clarkid.blogspot.com/2007/03/start-loving.html
Share in my Joy! (2007-03-22 14:37)
Dearly Beloved,
This entire site will help you through the next weeks. This post in addition should help. It is taken from one
of the essays in the 1972 - [1]Peace and Nonviolence, by Ed Guinan (a Divine collection - a must read):
LOVE IN ACTION, by [2]Thich Nhat Hanh. Some quotations:
”The nature of the struggle is not a doctrine to be materialized by a program of action; it is communication
and love. Thus, its leaders must create and inspire love for the masses in the hearts of their people. They
touch the people by altruistic acts born from their own love. When Nhat Chi Mai burned herself because
she wanted to be a ”torch in the dark night,” she moved millions of Vietnamese. The force she engendered
was the force of love for non-violent action.” [Side note from Start Loving: I always felt more horror than
anything at the self immolation of Buddhist monks in Vietnam. Last month in reading Dellinger, and close
advisor of King, I learned that such an immolation by a Buddhist Monk was largely responsible for Dr. King
coming out against the Vietnam war. It touched Dr. King’s heart as nothing else had.]
”We have witnessed tragic and heroic scenes of love: a monk seated calmly before advancing tanks; women
and children raising bare hands against clubs and grenades; hunger strikes held in patience and silence. Only
love and sacrifice can engender love and sacrifice. This chain reaction is essential to the non-violent struggle.
Thich Tri Quang did not make strategy; he fasted 100 days. And everyone who passed by the Duy Tan clinic
at that time had to hold his breath.
”The usual way to generate force is to create anger, desire,and fear. But these are dangerous sources of energy
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because they are blind, whereas the force of love springs from awareness, and does not destroy its own aims.
Out of love and the willingness to act, strategies and tactics will be created naturally from the circumstances
of the struggle. Thus, the problems of strategy and tactics are of secondary importance. They should be
posed, but not at the beginning.”
”...Our struggle’s purpose... the destruction of fanaticism and inhumanity, which are the real enemies of man.”
”At a joint press conference with a Buddhist monk, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King declared, ”both the colored
people struggling for civil rights in the US and the Buddhist struggling for peace in Vietnam are bound to
the cause of peace and social justice, and are determined to sacrifice themselves to achieve their goal.”
”Westerners often misunderstand and see self-immolation as and act of violence. To the Vietnamese it is quite
the opposite. By accepting extreme suffering, one lights the fires of compassion and awakens the hearts of
the people, as Christ did. Among a number of Vietnamese who immolated themselves for peace were Thich
Quand Duc, a monk, and Nhat Chi Mai, a yound girl student.”
”Another means - the one most often used by Gandhi to communicate with the people - has been fasting.
Thousends of Vietnamese, both as individuals and in groups, have fasted to try to end the war. One fasts to
pray, to purify one’s heart and strengthen the will - or to arouse the silent awareness and compassion of the
population. In 1966, Venerable Thich Tri Quang fasted for 100 days, deeply affecting the people of Vietnam.
”There have been other painful sacrifice. In 1963, a girl student named mai Tuuyet An cut off her hand as a
warning to the Diem regime, unleashing tremendous emotion among young people. In 1966, ten university
students, Nhat Chi Mai among them, pleedged to kill themselves to try to end the war, but the church
forbade them. A year later, Nhat Chi Mai burned herself.
”There have been strikes, business licenses returned, resignations of university presidents, deans and professors
(40 professors at Hue University), boycotts of classes and refusals to participate in the war. One typically
Vietnamese act mentioned earlier has been the carrying of family altars into the streets to oppose tanks,
a demonstration of the people’s determination to pit the most precious symbols of their traditional values
against the instruments of inhumanity and violence.
”Humanist efforts in Vietnam are suppressed by secret police, tear gas, suffocating gas, TNT, grenades, prisons
and torture. False nuns and monks infiltrate the Buddhist movement, damaging its prestige and sowing seeds
of fear. Extremists are thus encouraged to pervert and destroy the leaders and cadres of non-violent moments.
Uncounted numbers of Buddhists and non-Buddhist leaders from all walks of life have been liquidated or
sent to prison. In the School of Youth for Social Service, whose only aim is to help the peasants, eight young
people have been kidnapped, six killed, eleven seriously wounded. Why? Because they refused to accept
American aid or to participate in the war.”
”The non-violent struggle in Vietnam goes on - amid vast pain and hardship. The world is just beginning to
understand that peace everywhere, as well as the future of Vietnam, is linked to this movement. Its success
and its contribution to the humanist revolution throughout the world depends upon your understanding and
your help.”
1. http://www.amazon.com/Peace-nonviolence-writings-Edward-Guinan/dp/0809117703
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nhat_Hanh
Kill myself!?!? What?????? I’m trying to save myself!!!!!!!!!! (2007-03-22 15:49)
No sh–!
Darfur is part of my body, a larger part than what you see when you look at me. NO I AM NOT TALKING
METAPHORICALLY!!!! LOOK IN YOUR HEART!!!! YOU KNOW ME!!!! :-) FINALLY I KNOW
ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE!!!!!
You and my other global brothers and sisters also are part of my body. the biggest part. I see us, with too
few exceptions to speak of, as more dead than alive, and suffering, gasping for lack of Joy, Life, Peace, Love.
And everyone yet unborn is my body. I say this as absolute Truth before God. YOU KNOW ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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All of Humanity is my body, I swear to God. By my Hunger Strike I am trying to save the larger part
of my body. And I will help in what I am doing more than anything else I could do. It is Emergency
Room Procedures and Triage. More gang rapes tonight. More breasts cut off. More eyes gouged out.
More children burned alive in fires in front of their families today. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO
DO?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!?!!??!!??! And maybe my life will be one of the sparks that some time
down the line supports the chain reaction that will save your planet. God, I hope so.
”Live as though the entire fate of the universe depended upon what you do; and realize that what you do will
probably make no difference at all,” say some of the Buddhists.
”Never think that one person cannot change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has,” Start
Loving.
And Dr. King imagined that ”the Priest and the Levite said to themselves, ’If I stop what will happen to
me?’ But of the wounded man lying by the side of the road the Good Samaritan said, ’If I don’t stop what
will happen to him?’ ”
I MAY BE THE ONLY ONE WITH HOPE, THAT CAN SEE VICTORY
(2007-03-22 20:37)
Pete, manager of the Washington Peace Center kindly shared with me an email about a Darfur activity in
VA to raise awereness, a concert or something. ”Too little too late,” was my gently delivered response.
”Gosh Start, you seem really pessamistic about Darfur,” Pete commented out of concern.
Pete’s view was really helpful to me. It helped me to realize that I may be the only one that has seen all
along that we can stop this Genocide. Every one else I see with maybe no exceptions is going through the
motions as though it is ludicrous to go all out, but shameful to not do something.
Yes, in fact, my radical behavior is born of clarity of vision that this has always been a Genocide we can stop,
immediately that we make up our hearts to do so.
Truly I am the most optimistic of the Darfur Activists.
Similarly, I am the only person professing to follow Jesus that I know of that believes he showed us how to
create Heaven on Earth, and that He expected us to make it happen - full victory.
OH MY BELOVED - FEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2007-03-22 22:51)
What would you do on what you thought probably was the last day you could normally lay down and sleep,
or do anything else normal for that matter? If you had had the exposure I have had to Guinan’s ”Peace and
Nonvolence,” a colletion of world-saving essays you too would have worked all day and night to place major
excerpts on the internet.
FEAST AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [on the links below].
With love and prayers for you to be heroes, Start Loving.
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NEW BLOG: [1]Peace and Nonviolence (Quotations from) .........
[2]THE MOST SACRED VESSEL OF GOD I HAVE ENCOUNTERED
[3]Introduction, Napoleon
[4]Christian Nonresisstance, Adin Ballou
[5]Paul IV, from Intro
[6]Reflections on War, Simone Weil
[7]Leo Tolstoy
[8]An Indian Prayer: A Proposal to Man. Ron Skenand...
[9]POPES, BISHOPS, COUNCILS
[10]THE WORKABILITY OF NONVIOLENCE, A.J. MUSTE
[11]I Believe, Perry Muckerheidi
[12]PEACE AND REVOLUTION, THOMAS MERTON
[13]DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
[14]THINGS NEW AND OLD, CLARENCE JORDAN
[15]Is There Anything the Individual Can Still Do? Fr...
[16]Address to the Congres de la Paix, Victor Hugo
[17]Letter to a Minister of State, Hermann Hesse
[18]THE MEANING OF THIS HOUR, ABRAHAM J. HESCHEL
[19]LOVE IN ACTION, Thich Nhat Hanh
[20]Active Nonviolence, Hildegaard Goss-Mayr
[21]DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS 1938, WILLIAM LLOYD GARR...
[22]Religious Satyagraha, M.K. Gandhi
[23]The Time of My Commitment, George Fox
[24]Our Father, Desiderius Erasmus
[25]Nonviolence VS the Mafia, Danilo Dolci
[26]Dorothy Day
[27]Not the Smallest Grain of Incense, Tom Cornell
[28]Militant Non-Violence, William Sloane Coffin
[29]Cesar Chavez
[30]Fetters of Injustice, Dom Helder Camara
[31]Stations on the Road to Freedom, Dietrich Bonhoeff...
[32]Christ’s Teachings, Vinoba Bhave
[33]An Open Letter to a Bishop, Philip Berrigan
[34]A Meditation from Catonsville, Dan Berrigan
[35]If we Listen Well, Ed Guinan
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/index.html
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/most-sacred-vessel-of-god-i-have.html
3. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/introductiion-napoleon.html
4. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/christian-nonresisstance-adin-ballou.html
5. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/paul-iv-from-intro.html
6. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/reflections-on-war-simone-weil.html
7. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/leo-tolstoy.html
8. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/indian-prayer-proposal-to-man.html
9. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/popes-bishops-councils.html
10. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/workability-of-nonviolence-aj-muste.html
11. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/i-believe-perry-muckerheidi.html
12. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/peace-and-revolution-thomas-merton.html
13. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html
14. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/things-new-and-old-clarence-jordan.html
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15. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/is-there-anything-individual-can-still.html
16. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/address-to-congres-de-la-paix-victor.html
17. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/letter-to-minister-of-state-hermann.html
18. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
19. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
20. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/active-nonviolence-hildegaard-goss-mayr.html
21. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/declaration-of-sentiments-1938-william.html
22. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/religious-satyagraha.html
23. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/time-of-my-commitment-george-fox.html
24. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/our-father-desiderius-erasmus.html
25. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/nonviolence-vs-mafia-danilo-dolci.html
26. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dorothy-day.html
27. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/not-smallest-grain-of-incense-tom.html
28. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
29. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/cesar-chavez.html
30. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/fetters-of-injustice-dom-helder-camara.html
31. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/stations-on-road-to-freedom-dietrich.html
32. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/christs-teachings-vinoba-bhave.html
33. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/open-letter-to-bishop-philip-berrigan.html
34. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meditation-from-catonsville-dan.html
35. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/if-we-listen-well-ed-guinan.html
Denomination or religion crucial to you? Not Christian. (2007-03-23 00:34)
They will know you by how you love one another[, how you show your love to everyone.]
Anyone focused with any significance on any other issue be it religion, denomination, sexual orientation - IS
NOT FOLLOWING JESUS.
IS THAT CLEAR? Can you imagine any of the folks that Jesus will certainly recognize - King, Gandhi,
Mandella, Teresa... being concerned significantly except for the suffering of her/his brothers and sisters
worldwide?
Please articulate to our Father who is NOT your ”immediate family.” (2007-03-23 02:48)
For God’s sake, for your ”immediate family’s” sake, do it. Now.
Amusing: My dying on the cross may spare the next Start Loving (2007-03-23 04:29)
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Truly I find it amusing. Finally, when enough Steven Beko’s had died, the next one was not allowed to by
his/her friends, associates, society... even the ”enemy” (sick brother).
But a lot of Steve Beko’s had to die before those remaining woke up.
Ah, the luck of the draw!
:-) :-) :-) :-)
Aside from amused I am extremely excited that our Father chose me to help us come Alive; and I can see
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beyond all question that I am doing a lot of good. I am humbled, honored and deeply rejoicing for the
opportunity. Oh, thank you Father. Some others will have to die on the Cross after me. I’ll not be enough.
But I am praying that we wake up soon after I’m gone. Why? Because we are way out of time. A few seconds
of overtime is all the human race has to turn this game around. I hope we have a few seconds left.
Define: Atom. Gravity. God. (2007-03-23 04:44)
The point?
We can all define Atom.
Only psychotics, snake oil salesmen, sharks, and wolves can define Gravity or God. They are both forces, we
know that. We couldn’t live without those forces. But no one in their right mind yet knows what either of
them is.
As to God, we probably never will know for sure. I’m satisfied that God is essentially Love / Heart - the
royal road to both our inate neorological goodness AND th 90 % of our brain that we can’t consciously access
OR CONTROL!
Our only choice is to ignore God, or to be controled by him / her.
THE PEACE IS INEXPRESSIBLE (2007-03-23 07:01)
The Peace is so complete it is almost impossible to breathe. Ecstasy. Oh my beloved, I have done my best
for you all. I believe I will continue to do so until my last breath. I hope some day, if not already, you feel
the peace that I do. Do you remember in the movie ”Contact” when Jody Foster becomes the AWE of the
Cosmos toward the end? That is exactly what I am experiencing.
Oh my God.
Who asks, ”Are you saved?” is not. Beware. (2007-03-23 08:27)
A full elementary school just suffered a roof collapse crushing the children inside. A ”Christian” outside is
asking you, ”Are you saved?” Jesus of course would be hauling boulders off of ”His” children. Well the world
today is one big caved-in-Elementary School. In the time it took you to read this short post more than
10 children starved to death. Anyone with the time to ask such hideous questions as ”Are you Saved?” is
divorced from Jesus family, and that is the state of Sin; and that is Hell. You don’t want to go there. Beware.
2.4 April
Jesus died for to be FOLLOWED, not worshiped (2007-04-04 09:52)
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Did we deify Jesus just to avoid following Him? (2007-04-04 09:55)
Oh there is so much I want to write about this but the following will have to suffice:
What do you get when you take the ”God” out of Jesus? Gandhi is the answer.
Jesus died to be followed. He would die again if he knew he instead was being worshiped.
In fact, by belief is that what has happended is by plan, one well intended but deathly wrong, the other evil:
1. The Appostles didn’t get it, or rather they didn’t really get it. They thought success was in numbers
of bodies rather than number of people going to the Cross. So they made up all the crap about miracles,
resurection, ties to prophacy in the Old Testament to be able to better ”sell” new converts. In the pricess
they fatally diluted the saving psychology and social engineering that was Jesus saving gift of Life to us.
2. At Nicea the ”Church” (today’s anti-Christ) explicitly promised Constantine that in return for not being
exterminated but instead bankrolled they would extinguish the actual ”practice” of what Jesus taught. That
they would turn the ”way” into ritual and dogma that enslaved people as loyal subjects of not the Kingdom
but the state.
There has not been a ”Church” for 1800 years.
If we had done the same to Eistein there would be no bomb; Lister, there would be regular death from
infection after operations....
Purity not Duration is the objective measure of Life (2007-04-04 09:57)
Who had more life, more of a life, and better life, a more desirable life:
Adolf Hitler? Dietrich Bonhoeffer?
Jesus? The Scribes and Pharisees?
The Zionists? Rachel Corrie?
Jay McGinley drinking beer and watching women? The students at Kent State fighting to end the genocide
waged by the US on Vietnam?
Success Measures: Brotherhood - Cross Count. Violence - Body Count. (2007-04-04 09:59)
The only hope? Dying for brotherly love to prevail on earth (2007-04-04 10:01)
If you saw as I do, as Jesus did that Heaven on Earth absolutely was within our grasp, do you think you or
anyone could resist giving your life for it, dying for it? Of course not.
Life is what is worth dying for. (2007-04-04 10:01)
I’m dying to save the world. I’ve dying to save Darfur. (2007-04-04 10:03)
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Redeeming the world’s heart: our movies are full of it (2007-04-04 10:03)
Polyanna
Captain’s Courageous
Les Mis: Jean Val Jean twice gives his life for Javer. Javer’s selfishness is murdered.
Les Mis: The Bishop of Dis (?) lays down his life (gives his entire wealth out of love) to the thief Jean. Jean
selfishness is murdered and a Divine Heart rules Jean for all his days - leading the Salvation and Redemption
of many.
The Green Mile
Cry Freedom
Dry White Season
Sunday in the Park with George
Don Quixote
John Q
etc
etc
etc
I am but one of 50 billion cells in my body. (2007-04-04 10:04)
Now it would simply be a lie if I said anything else. When I feel my body I feel the cell called Start and
you, and Darfuries, and the walking dead of the military industrial complex, and the suffering in Congo, my
family in Palestine, my Hitleresque Israelis....
This is how it is for Jesus. This is how it is for your Heart. You will know if you start dwelling in your Heart.
It is simply all that the Heart knows. The ”Head” finds this notion absurd and will never experience it.
The body of Christ.
”We are all cells in the same body,” Peace Pilgrim.
I Love Life too much not to risk dying for it. (2007-04-04 10:04)
HUNGER STRIKE. THE WEAPON OF MASS CONSTRUCTION OF HEAVEN
(2007-04-04 10:05)
I am now unshakably convinced that for Darfur, Palestine, Iraq, Congo, Haiti... Hunger Strike by brothers
for brothers is the Weapon of Mass Construction for Heaven on earth.
Millions of us. Few of us will have to die. All of us will Live. We will save human kind. There is much I would
like to write on this but Thich Nhat Hanh has written enough for now. PLEASE READ these excerpts:
[1]LOVE IN ACTION, Thich Nhat Hanh
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
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The final Lord of the Rings movie? We are Denathor. (2007-04-04 10:10)
[1]
These movie writers and directors are our prophets, poets and oracles. It is their calling and their job to
show us the Truth. We ignore them at our peril.
Denethor, the father that out of selfishness twice sent his son to his death, feasted while his subjects suffered,
abandoned his subjects out of self pitty, cared nothing for others.... Look in the mirror and you will see what
I see. Denethor is us.
David Dellinger regarding WWII: ”Few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war (sons
coming home in body bags).”
1. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RhP0cBfpGDI/AAAAAAAAADE/x1KphdzJ8zY/s1600-h/denethor.jpg
It is ”game over” unless we die en masse for brotherly love (2007-04-04 10:10)
[1]Jesus led us all exactly and precisely to the cross - to lay down our lives for the ”least of these our brothers.”
[2]THE MEANING OF THIS HOUR, ABRAHAM J. HESCHEL (PLEASE READ THIS ESSAY): ” Soldiers
in the horror of battle offer solemn testimony that life is not a hunt for pleasure, but an engagement for
service; that there are things more valuable than life; that the world is not a vacuum. Either we make it an
altar for God or it is invaded by demons. There can be no neutrality. Either we are ministers of the sacred
or slaves of evil.”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/jesus-leads-us-exactly-precisely-and.html
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
Final Star Wars Movie: Luke was dying to save Darth. Remember? (2007-04-04 10:11)
I never realized it till last week as I was in prayer.
This is a fabulous Salvation, Redemption example. I’m talking about the scene at the end when Luke, instead
of killing his father, LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FATHER. Luke throws down his light sabre in effect
saying to his father, ”your life is more valuable to me than mine. Kill me if you will but I will not kill you.”
At this point the emperor steps in to kill Luke.
Darth’s selfishness has been destroyed by Luke’s unconditional, brotherly, self-sacrificial love. Darth’s heart
has at last been awakened. Darth has been saved.
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Darth gives his life to save him from the Emperor.
Finally, ”Father, I must save you.” ”My son, you already have.” Darth leaves his body.
This is exactly how it is done. This is the only way it is done.
”A man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his fellow man,” Jesus.
One can imagine that until his dying day this moment of redeeming his father’s life will be that moment that
Luke remembers as that which was most ALive, Divine, Heavenly, Joyful, Perfect.
Stop a soldier of Revolutionary Brotherhood? Killed him. (2007-04-04 10:12)
”Do not be afraid of that which can kill your body. Be afraid of that which can kill your body and your soul,”
Jesus.
Dying for loving ends how? Miracles are hard to predict. (2007-04-04 10:13)
When was Gandhi going to die? How?
When was Dr. King going to die? How?
When was Dianne Wilson going to die? How?
When is any soldier going to die? How?
Activism today is a COMPLETE MORAL FAILURE (2007-04-04 10:14)
A better formatted version of this important post is at: [1]Darfur: US activism a COMPLETE MORAL
FAILURE. Although this post is Darfur specific, the ideas hold exactly for the activists working on Iraq,
Palestine, Guatemala, Haiti, Congo, World Hunger, saving the ”Church”....
Darfur Hunger Strike to the Death or Complete Resolution by June 30; Day 34 water only.
What is wrong with this nasty, angry man! Some of my brothers and sisters in the activist community must
be wondering. The rest have simply written me off.
Imagine the three people in the world you love the very most. Remember how much you love them. Do
it. Ok. Now imagine that 4 years ago an all powerful entity, God, came and disguised these loved ones as
Darfuries beyond any hope of recognition and placed them in Darfur; and further told you that if you told
anyone that your loved ones would die immediately. You are told that the only way you can save them is to
stop the genocide and restore Darfuries to their lives. WOULD YOU BE ACTING ANY DIFFERENTLY
THAN YOU ARE NOW?!??!?!?!?!!?!?!?!??!? You sure as hell would.
Here is the other way that I look at it. Another one of tests of accountability I hold myself to in my personal
actions is to imagine myself in Heaven after I die in front of my Darfur brothers and sisters explaining what I
did or did not do. I think I’ll do all right in these conversations. In similar conversations with my Cambodian,
Rwandan, Balkan... brothers and sisters the behaviors of mine I describe will leave me shamed and without a
shred of humanity.
I apply the same test when considering the behavior of my brothers and sisters in the ”Save Darfur Movement
(SDM).” I envision the conversation going something like this:
SDM: ”Yes, we knew it was 4 years. Yes we knew 450,000 exterminated. Yes we knew 2.5 million in
concentration camps of forced starvation, rape, mutilation, murder and disease. We in the US agonized for
you our Darfur brothers and sisters. We had meetings, and more meetings. We fasted from luxuries for
one whole day per year. ONE ENTIRE DAY - WE ABSTAINED FROM ONE OF OUR LUXURIES! On
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another day we formed a human chain. On another day we sent postcards. POSTCARDS! In all there were
one million! We divested our Colleges and States. Sure the real money came from China but it helped a little
and it gave us great connections and enhanced our resumes too! Two different sunny afternoons we went to
parks for demonstrations, and we even listened to some of the speakers! Wow, we really pulled out all the
stops! I mean, what else would you have wanted??!?!?!
DARFUR: ”We wanted you to treat us as you would your immediate family, which before God, we are. ”Do
unto others, ALL that you would have done unto you.” We were raped every day. Our children were starved
every day. Our men were shot every day. Our women were mutilated every day. YOU DID NOTHING.”
The lesson of the holocaust was entirely: IN THE FACE OF GENOCIDE THE CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
IMMEDIATELY LAY DOWN THEIR VERY LIVES UNTIL IT STOPS. Eric Reeves, Brian Steidle and who
else has laid down their lives for Darfur?
The great desecration of the Holocaust didn’t happen last month in Iran; it has been happening in the most
Holocaust educated in the world, the US, for the last 4 years as we have risked nothing, suffered nothing,
sacrificed nothing. We have done nothing.
Now we repent and vote immediately with our lives, WITH OUR LIVES giving Bush an iron clad, unmistakable
mandate to end this, or we are Damned, and Darfur is dead.
Original, bad thinking? Strikingly parallel to what Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel had to say in 1938, possibly
the most relevant prophetic, moral writing I’ve ever seen. (PLEASE READ [2]THE MEANING OF THIS
HOUR, ABRAHAM J. HESCHEL) For example:
”We have trifled with the name of God. We have taken the ideals in vain. We have called for the Lord. He
came. And was ignored. We have preached but eluded Him. We have praised but defied Him. Now we reap
the fruits of our failure. Through centuries His voice cried in the wilderness. How skillfully it was trapped
and imprisoned in the temples! How often it was drowned or distorted! Now we behold how it gradually
withdraws, abandoning one people after another, departing from their souls, despising their wisdom. The
taste for the good has all but gone from the earth. Men heap spite upon cruelty, malice upon atrocity.”
”Soldiers in the horror of battle offer solemn testimony that life is not a hunt for pleasure, but an engagement
for service; that there are things more valuable than life; that the world is not a vacuum. Either we make it
an altar for God or it is invaded by demons. ”
”The Almighty has not created the universe that we may have opportunities to satisfy our greed, envy and
ambition. We have not survived that we may waste our years in vulgar vanities. The martyrdom of millions
demands that we consecrate ourselves to the fulfillment of God’s dream of salvation. Israel did not accept
the Torah of their own free will. When Israel approached Sinai, God lifted up the mountain and held it over
their heads, saying: “Either you accept the Torah or be crushed beneath the mountain.
”The mountain of history is over our heads again. Shall we renew the covenant with God?”
1. http://standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com/2007/04/darfur-us-activism-complete-moral_04.html
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
WHAT ARE YOU DYING FOR? (2007-04-04 10:15)
We are all dying for something, every minute, every day.
Most of us, just like me most of my life (death) was dying for a bigger house, better car, better college for
the biolocal kids, dinner out, more sex, more safety, more security....
Now I’m dying to save Darfur, and to save the world, and to save you.
We cannot escape dying for something. It is an inescapable fact of human existance.
We are free to choose what we are dying for. Everything - Heaven and Hell - depend on the choice you make.
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Jesus was dying to save the world. Me too. You? (2007-04-04 10:15)
At various points in my life I have ”died” for everything imaginable. I am the greediest person you will ever
meet. Seriously.
Dying to save Darfur? Dying to Save the world? These are so superior, so overwhelmingly exciting and worth
dying for, if you ever surrender to your Heart / God / Love you will simply, out of greed, you will simply not
be able to resist the temptation.
I swear to God.
Salvation: Sickening selfishness, Awakening the heart (2007-04-04 10:16)
Why aren’t YOU dying to stop the Genocide? (2007-04-04 10:25)
We must become bunkerbusters to the glacier of selfishness entoumbing human hearts
(2007-04-04 10:25)
Sudan Embassy Hunger Strike: Bringing death to our doorstep. (2007-04-04 10:26)
I am a ”prayer” for the genocide to stop. You? (2007-04-04 10:27)
”Founders”gave us penicillin; Their ”Followers”eventually gave us Crack (2007-04-04 10:28)
Jesus gave us the keys to the Kingdom on Earth - a lifestyle of 100 % 24/7 radical, self-sacrificial brotherhood.
Doing it is Heaven on Earth. Doing it BRINGS Heaven TO earth.
Jesus ”followers” the Church of today (you know, the Scribes, Pharisees and Hypocrites) bring us feel-good-
about-selfishness and being slave not to Flesh and the State. Extreme pleasure. Spiritual Hell. IS BRINGING
ARMAGEDDON TO EARTH.
Those who have found the ”Heart,” Heaven on Earth give us Penicillin.
Those who have NEVER found the heart, only ”Flesh/Head give us Crack cocaine.
There is all the difference in the world. It is simply a matter of life and death.
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”HEART” FULLY USES ”HEAD.” ”HEAD” TOTALLY IGNORES ”HEART.”
(2007-04-04 10:34)
This is the problem.
This is the hope.
We don’t recognize, we have absolutely no awareness of what we are doing to ourselves.
That within our nervous system we can identify as our ”head,” is obsessed with either:
1. Solving intellectually challenging problems (like inventing the nuclear bomb, seriously), or
2. Satisfying the desires of the flesh - satisfying selfish desires.
THE HEAD NEVER THINKS ABOUT THE HEART. This effectively starves to death our Hearts. Our
hearts in this Head/Stuff oriented culture are viewed, when they are viewed at all, our hearts are viewed as
unrealistic, weak, irrational, dangerous (TRUE), uncontrollable (TRUE), independent (TRUE), impractical
(TRUE - they see miracles).... So they are ignored or punished in to a barely alive coma.
What we know as our ”Heart” ALWAYS USES EVERY RESOURCE AT ITS DISPOSAL - ESPECIALLY
THE HEAD. The Heart is the seat of wisdom, vision, understanding, inspiration.... We’re talking clinical
psychology here - not abstract mysticism. Ok, maybe both.
Grasp this. If you decide, as Jesus died to help you decide, to Live within your Heart, our Father’s Kingdom,
then your Head and everything else will be fully and entirely utilized. If you do not decide, the culture will
decide for you and you and your Heart will be clinically dead for as long as you exist.
”And when I die, and when I’m gone... (2007-04-04 11:05)
... There’ll be one child born in this world to carry on, to carry on,” Blood, Sweat and Tears.
I don’t know if early July will be the end for the ”cell” called Start Loving or not. I am unconcerned. I’m
concerned about the other 50 billion cells in my body that are headed toward Armageddon with certainty
unless I help save them. One cell for 50 billion? Pretty good deal; a deal to die for, 10,000 times. Seriously.
If and when my body leaves:
Ever since I was a very little child I have found entirely sacred and gloriously wonderful the custom in certain
native American tribes that when a person can no longer be a contribution to the tribe they quietly and
unannounced disappear into the woods. Please, I am giving my life to try and serve, to try and Save our
global tribe. If and when God accepts so much of my contributions that I have nothing left to give, help me
into the woods. In the name of God do not desecrate my life by squandering on me in the event of stroke
or whatever other cataclysmic failure resources you could spend on my other 50 billion cells (the born and
unborn of the world). I am completing a living will to this effect but as my beloved I beg for your compliance.
If and when it is my time to leave, if you have a gathering, and I hope you do cuz I want you all together
- my Divine Inner family - I want you to take the whole day - beforehand go through my blogs and select
favorite readings and read them to each other. I have been given Divine Revelation and it is all on the blogs.
If this Revelation is lost, if it is not planted in you and spread by you, there will be Hell to pay. Before God I
am deadly serious.
You know that where most of us are morbidly Dying for [1]Stuff, Superiority, and [2]Systems/Institutions,
Jesus, me and others are Dying for Heaven on Earth and the Salvation - [3]Soul in Solidarity Serving. My
life is to be envied and emulated with greed. You know that I am among the most joyful, alive people you
have ever met. It is entirely because of what I am dying for.
Be happy for me. Be over joyed for me. Follow Jesus and me, for the Life of it; for the Joy of it; for the Love
of it; for the Hope of it. It IS Heaven on Earth.
Your brother eternally, Start Loving
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
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3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
E=MCsqd. ”THY KINGDOM COMES AS THY WILL IS DONE...” (2007-04-04 11:24)
Folks, I continue to be certain that this blog is Divine Revelation. I know, I know, why would God use
me!?!?!??! I don’t get it either, but She has.
Ignore this site and it is game over. Incorporate this site into your DNA, Live it, and the doors to Heaven on
Earth crack open. I am certain of this.
But everything on this site, I just now see, is contained in this phrase from the Lord’s Prayer:
[1]3. ”Your Kingdom come[s]”
[2]4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth as it is in Heaven
This is astonishing to me. Just as E=MCsqd unleashed the secrets of the Universe, the above phrase is the
key to Heaven on Earth.
It is the formula for heaven on earth in two ways:
A. It is the perfect psychological formula for moving your consciousness from the Hell of selfishness (”Flesh”
and ”Head”) to the Heaven (infinite Solidarity, Soul, Service - Love, Peace, Joy, Life) of Spirit / Heart /
Humanity / unity with God.
B. It is the perfect and only formula for creating a material presence of Heaven on Earth - universal, absolutely
prevailing brotherhood across the globe. I know now with perfect certainty what Jesus was dying to show us
- that Heaven on Earth is a perfectly and absolutely achievable choice for humankind. This phrase is the Key.
Duh.
Use the key. Be the key.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/3-your-kingdom-come.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
THE ”HEART:” KINGDOM OF GOD; ONLY HOPE FOR HUMANKIND
(2007-04-04 11:39)
The absolute and complete PROOF of the following? Look to your heart. Think about it. You’ll see. You
are the proof.
What within our nervous system we know as our ”Heart” is:
The Kingdom of God within us
God
God within us
Love
Strength
Courage
Otherishness (the exact opposite of selfishness)
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The source of:
Vision
Divine inspiration
Miracles
Insight
Wisdom
Intelligence (the 99 % of your brain that consciousness can never access)
Compassion
Empathy
UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD - it knows nothing else
The Head has gotten us to the brink of Hell, of Armageddon (or over the brink for about 4 billion of our
brothers and sisters that we in the US helped to push over that brink through our murderous selfishness).
The Heart is the only thing wise enough, smart enough, strong enough and with the vision to get us out of
this hell, back from the brink of extinction and finally on to Heaven on Earth.
Jesus, Gandhi, King and Buddha and others suggested we dwell 24/7 within our hearts; that there would be
hell to pay if we didn’t; and Heaven if we did.
I see and experience now with absolutely and perfect certainty that they were correct.
To whom does Einstein belong? Same with Jesus. (2007-04-08 20:27)
[1]Vinoba Bhave was one of Gandhi’s closest and most trusted disciples. One of the most respected practitioners
of non-violence in the world today, he has spent the last twenty years walking through India, begging land
for the peasants of that country, and directing the land development movement.
”I believe in Jesus Christ, but do not believe in circumscribing him within strictly sectarian or theological
walls. To me Jesus was something far beyond any individual phenomenon. [Jesus] was Love and Compassion
incarnate. We can carry his message to the people by serving them with love, mercy and compassion in our
hearts. That message will spread despite you and me, because it is the innermost cry of the human heart.”
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/christs-teachings-vinoba-bhave.html
Not Laying your Life down for the needy? Psychologically Damaged. (2007-04-08 20:34)
The selfishness and cowardice that is our religion in this country is patholocical - clinically.
See [1]Dr. Alfred Adler elsewhere on this site.
Dr. King, ”A man is not fit (equipped/able) to Live who does not know what he would give is life for.”
Jesus, ”Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will
save it.” (Mark 8:35)
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
Jesus Agony? How we have crucified his teachings. (2007-04-08 20:43)
The pain of the cross was nothing compared with the agony we cause him every day that we pervert and
descerate His teachings - what He died to give us.
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1 John: ”CHRISTIANS” LIVE JUST LIKE JESUS LIVED! (2007-04-08 20:45)
This is the most important sentence in the bible for 2007
1 John, Chapter 2: ”This is how we may know that we are in unity with Him. Whoever claims to abide in
Him ought to live just like He lived.”
Not Responsible for xxx? Not aLive. (2007-04-08 20:50)
Not responsible for Darfur Genocide for example?
Like a corpse, you are not aLive then (unless you are already giving your life to some other of the least of
these.) Live things are thereby responsible - response/ABLE. Dead things are not.
US Death Camps (2007-04-08 20:53)
World Reknown Psychologist Erik Erikson: ”Healthy adulthood is spent advancing the wellbeing of the next
generation.”
Alfred Adler - greatest of all psychologist: ”The hallmark of psychological health is living for the wellbeing of
others.”
Abraham Maslow: ”The fully actualized [healthy] human being spends their entire lives trying to help all of
humanity.”
Why is it that only one in a million of us are psychologically healthy? US Death Camps: Elementary School,
Middle School, High School, College, Grad School, Business, Church.... These are the death camps of the
soul.
Easter Revelation: World’s only problem - no church. (2007-04-08 20:58)
This Passion weekend I’ve spent almost all of Friday and Saturday wondering / praying about what Jesus
was thinking and feeling on Friday when He was crucified, and now, looking back; and most importantly -
what does He want for the world.
He wants us to build His Church, not the abomination that exists now - exactly what He died to pull down
2000 years ago - Hypocrites, wolves in sheep’s clothing.
The Church is People that Show their Love for one another. There is nothing but this, universal brotherhood,
that can save the planet.
I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, FATHER ALMIGHTY (2007-04-08 23:58)
”God is Love,” 1 John.
”God is Love, God is Love, God is Love,” Mother Teresa
”God is Love, Truth, and Life,” Gandhi.
Beloved Inner Family and friends,
The contents of this post are an Easter gift to me from Our Father. I do not know of ever receiving a more
wonderful, important gift.
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They say that the fish is the last one to discover water.
Am I the last one to realize that my entire adult life has been based on an unshakable belief in, love of, and
faith in God?
My entire business career in building and leading organizations was entirely based on infusing unconditional
love as the basis of all operations, as the only way of working the Miracles that needed to be unleashed.
The last six years or more I have turned my life entirely over to what I imaging God’s, and Jesus’ will for me
to be.
This summer I realized that I will for the rest of my life live on Brotherhood, what Jesus died to give us, or I
will happily die.
My entire being Loves Jesus and strives to do His will.
Why my confusion up until this week; My profession that I did NOT believe in god? We have the world’s
worst Death Camps here in the US:
Business School, Church, Nationalism, College, K-12, Businesses. These are dedicated to and depend upon
successfully immobilizing our Heart, our Father’s Kingdom, in favor of the materially valued ”Head” that so
nicely does the will of the Flesh for the glory of Mammon. I hope to blog more on these Death Camps soon.
And, no, I am deadly serious.
Mother Teresa, ”The greatest obstacle to people becoming Christian are those who preach the Gospel but do
not preach it.” This, these Death Houses, are extremely confusing. The Deathly Double Bind of Psychology.
I’m still working through and trying to undo all the damage and confusion they have wrought within me.
God to me is at LEAST the most powerful, hopeful force in the universe. Like gravity He / She / It is
unknown in substance and origin. But who can doubt gravity? Who can doubt God? There is two much force
in my life and throughout history among the wise for me not to have based my entire life, to have thrown my
entire life onto that force of God in faith, as few throw themselves on the wind off a cliff hang-gliding.
Let’s all go radically Hang Gliding.
Un-Happy Easter (2007-04-09 19:58)
Hours of prayer, contemplating how my master Jesus is feeling on Easter.
I honestly think He is broken. He needs our help. On the first Easter and maybe for 200 that followed
He was Hopeful and Overjoyed. He gave His life to give Brotherhood birth. He gave it in the most heroic,
self-sacrificial way imaginable. His gift cost Him so much.
We have pissed all over the gift. We despoil it every day. Jesus is crushed.
NOW we need to lay down our lives to heal His. Now.
Our Brother gave us everything.
Now, we need to lay down our lives and give Him everything. It is time to become His Church, his Army of
brothers that will not stop sacrificing their lives until His Kingdom - Heaven on Earth prevails on this planet.
Oh what a joy. Don’t resist any longer.
We each need to BE a Prayer for those in need (2007-04-09 20:13)
Yes, this concept was mentioned in an earlier post.
But I find it so right, and so integral to my life right now I want to share the idea again for emphasis and
clarity.
Clearly, I am a prayer for our Darfur family, the way I am living right now. I’ve never had that clarity and
the Peace, Joy, Love and Life that comes with it.
I want to be this every second of my life. I just can’t imagine anything better - and I’ve tried it all. Imagine
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if I can be a Prayer for Darfur, Palestine, Congo, Haiti, Guatemala, Chester, Washington Peace Center /
Prop1 / Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.... Of just for Darfur if that is all the time I am give.
I am a Prayer for 3 million tortured brothers and sisters in Darfur. Join me. It doesn’t get any better than
this.
(2007-04-09 21:26)
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DEFINITION OF LOVING (NONVIOLENCE) - Brotherly, Loving, Otherish, as-you-
would-have-them do behavior (2007-04-10 20:13)
I am speaking as a trained Psychologist - 2 years formal at the Masters Level (Straight ”A’s” except a ”C” in
Ethics, of which I am deeply proud), 20 years by avocation in professional (organizational turn-around in
industry) and personal.
See [1]Alfred Adler elsewhere throughout this site.
Note: These implications are huge. Think about it: Is it brotherly to steal / take property without approval
for those who are starving? Well if clinically ”right mind,” is brotherliness, and hostility is insanity if all
else fails - announcing to your ”brother” [oppressor] that you must break into his store that has food he is
inhumanely (psychotically) hoarding, may be the only way to ”heal” him/her; to shock him/her to ”right
mind, sanity. You owe Militantly Tough, mortally self-sacrificial Love it to your brother - you are morally
bound. You must give fore-warning, you must lovingly accept the inhumanity he doubtless will unleash on
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you, even unto death, if you love him / her.
It is time to get rid of the term ”Nonviolence.” Let’s use the terminology that Jesus died to give us -
Brotherhood.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/alfred-adler.html
DEFINITION OF VIOLENCE - ”Enemy,” Non-Brotherly, Selfish, Not-as-you-would-
have-them-do behavior (2007-04-10 20:15)
Excluding brutally tough love.
I am speaking as a trained Psychologist - 2 years formal at the Masters Level (Streight ”A’s” except a ”C” in
Ethics, of which I am deeply proud), 20 years by avocation in professional (organizational turn-around in
industry) and personal. See Alfred Adler elsewhere throughout this site.
NO Adler is not popular any more than UNADULTERATED JESUS IS TODAY, OR WAS IN 33 AD, and
for the exact same reason - Mortal Enemy #1 of the Flesh / Evil Spirit / Demon / Selfishness / State
In the ”Danger Zone?” Alive! (2007-04-10 20:25)
Remember the song from ”Top Gun?”
Oh my goodness, common wisdom in our society is so wrong isn’t it?
It does not even bear explanation, just emphasis: IN THE ”DANGER ZONE?” ALIVE.
Off where it is save and routine? DEAD.
Darfur is so somple to solve! So is Congo, Palestine, Iraq.... (2007-04-10 20:47)
... world hunger, poverty, curable disease, global warming.... I’ll try to show you what I mean.
It is so cool that the Washington Post writer met with the Sudan Ambassador to talk about the Hunger
Strike. In my fantasy I wish I had been there when he said what a ”complex” situation Darfur was - that I
shouldn’t die for such a thing. Of course this is the entire problem with him, Bashir, State Dept, congress,
Bush, US InActivsts of all stripes. ”Oh it is so complicated!” everyone wails.
It is actually very simple, I wanted to tell him. Just imagine that an all powerful entity has just placed your
dearest loved one in one of the camps and you are told that the only way you can save them is to stop the
Genocide, and you have until June 30. Mr. Ambassador, Darfur just got a whole lot simpler, didn’t it?
We are all trying to Save Darfur with our ”heads.” It can’t happen. The ”head” is neither wise enough,
inspired enough, courageous enough, or motivated enough. The exercise above puts your ”Heart” in charge
with all that the ”head” is missing. Darfur is easy for the ”heart” to solve; I’d have liked to tell him. Actually
I’m dying to tell him and everyone that passes the embassy the same thing. If they listen, it will Rescue and
Restore Darfur. Nothing else can and will.
”Peace!” This is the Devil’s Greeting (2007-04-10 21:28)
Yes, I think this is very serious.
”Peace” [as state of things] is not the opposite of war [an activity of people]; that ”peace” is literally only
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achievable in death. In no form is life possible in ”peace.”
”PeaceMaking” is what we need to pray, think, dream, plan, say and LIVE in opposition to ”war.” This is way
more than semantics. Focus is everything.
Jesus did not say ”Blessed is Peace;” he said, ”
”Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).
PeaceMaking be with you.
2nd Law of Thermodynamics - Entropy. Brotherhood is the opposite. (2007-04-10 22:27)
Entropy - the tendency for everything to break down into smaller and smaller parts - things rot, people die,
civilizations decay, rocks turn to dust....
Brotherhood / Humanity / God / Love / Otherishness / Conscience / Compassion is the counter to the
immutable law of Entropy in human concerns. Brotherhood is what makes the Inner Family, community,
society - healthy, whole and survive. NOTHING ELSE WILL AND CAN.
SELFISHNESS is the agent of Entropy - Selfishness is Entropy by another name.
This is physics folks.
If we don’t get on with a Heroic effort to Save Darfur, NOTHING will restart the Brotherhood / Humanity that
is all but extinguished in this most hedonistic, most Mammon Worshiping, most ENTROPY WORSHIPING
society that planet earth has ever seen. Game Over, Well Deserved Hell On Earth Irreversibly. With not
enough Brotherhood / Humanity to counter Entropy all systems, the last vestiges of ”civilization” will turn
to dust.
This is Physics folks.
Good Friday: ”Come on, follow me!!!!” Jesus was shouting! (2007-04-10 22:42)
This is how I think it was. I prayed a lot on this Friday - hours. Jesus was so pleased and excited with how
the day went.
”Wow, did you see how clear things were?!?!? Did you see the sharp contrast between my totally unconditional,
heroic love and the heartlessness of the State and Religious Institutions!?!?! Some people had to get it, were
going to get it. Oh what a day!!! I am so happy. This was the gift I was born to give, in the hopes of Saving
Humanity!!!!”
This is all He would talk about!
But that was 2000 years ago. Now Jesus is broken. We’ve crucified him anew. ”What did I do it for?” He
asks himself.
The Anti-Christ: American Capitalism and its Export (2007-04-10 22:47)
This is the Beast of Biblical fame - unbridled worship of Mammon / Selfishness - Sanctioned War of the
Strong upon the Weak... WESTERN CAPITALISM.
Jesus taught the Golden Rule: ”Do unto others All that you would have them do unto you.”
Adam Smith with Capitalism taught: ”Do unto others before they do unto you and let God work the rest
out.”
We ignore Jesus and worship Adam Smith.
Sorry, no more time to explain. YOU need to put the rest together. You NEED to put the rest together, or
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Happy Armageddon. No kidding.
The Catholic Workers have been establishing communities for 70 years that exist outside of the Beast /
Capitalism / Selfishness. You must explore seriously what they do. Now.
I have been thinking that the ”Church” was the Beast - Mammon. No, the Church is too impotent to be the
Beast. The Church is the Sanctifier and room deodorizer for the Beast so we can tolerate its smell. I wish I
were being the least bit cynical.
Gandhi: ”It is as much a moral duty to refuse to cooperate with evil as it is to avoid doing evil.”
You must remove yourself from the Capitalist system; you must remove yourself from the Beast.
Jesus Family? Those who do unto His least of these... (2007-04-10 23:05)
”Family” has two directions to its meaning doesn’t it.
Family can mean those to whom I am family - unconditionally loving and caring.
Family can mean those who are unconditionally loving to me.
QUESTION: To the healthy adult what is the extreme determinant of who is ”family?”
ANSWER: ”Family” is who in a crisis, in an emergency takes heroic, unconditionally loving care of you OR
YOUR ”CHILDREN” RIGHT!?!?!?!
”Who is my mother and my brother?” ”As you do unto the least of these my family, you do unto me.” 1 John:
”Whoever claims to abide in Jesus aught to live just like Jesus lived.”
If your life is dedicated to the ”least of these [His] family” YOU are part of His family.
If your life is NOT dedicated to the ”least of these [His] family, you are OUTSIDE of His family; not a very
Heavenly, Joyful place to be.
At age 33 why did Jesus ride into town to certain death? (2007-04-10 23:15)
There can be only one answer that makes sense outside of nonsense about fulfilling ancient legend in the
Bible.
85 % of communication is non-verbal. This is one of the ONLY things that all psychologists agree on!
Indisputable truth. We humans do not get it with words. Oh, we’ll talk forever. But our behavior, our
actions, our core beliefs are not influenced by words.
Action, heroic, self-sacrificial action is the only thing that can Save us from distorted, sick, sinful / wrongful
behavior, actions, core beliefs and values.
Jesus rode into town to certain torture and death because that was the only way He could Save / Change us.
Words, or safe action couldn’t do it.
I, Start Loving am Hunger Striking in front of the Sudan Embassy to Death’s Door because that is the only
way I can Save / Change you and others so that YOU wake up,
!!!!JOIN ME NOW!!!! and Save Darfur, and get on with Saving your world from its Death Spiral of Entropy.
Words, or safe action couldn’t do it.
Yes, so far Jesus has almost totally failed. But He never expected to succeed unless we followed in His
footsteps. I am following His footsteps, and it is everything He promised - more Love, Joy, Happiness, Mothers,
Brothers, Houses in this life and the next. Oh, you must believe me. You must get it. This is Heaven. You
may be willing to deprive yourself. Are you willing to deprive your dearest loved ones? Are you willing to
abandon Jesus? Are you willing to deprive your biological children?
KNOWLEDGE IS RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU REVIEW THIS SITE IN DETAIL YOU WILL KNOW.
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Our [Master Jesus] in Heaven, Hallowed...!!!! (2007-04-13 17:01)
Oh my, what a wonderfully helpful option in being said by the Lord’s Prayer!
Jesus was such a revolutionary leader. What I get when I am prayed by this variation is something like a
joyful war cry - ”Come on lads!!!!!!! Let’s take Darfur!!!! Let’s take Congo!!!! Let’s take Palestine!!!
Let’s wade into battles of totally self-sacrificial, profoundly tough brotherly love, and LET’S TAKE THESE
HELLISH SITUATIONS INTO THE HEART, INTO OUR FATHER’S KINGDOM, OR DIE TRYING!!!!
The Golden Rule in All Major Faiths (2007-04-13 17:15)
Baha’i Faith
Lay not on any soul a load that you would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for anyone the things
you would not desire for yourself.
Baha’u’llah, Gleanings
Buddhism
Treat not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18
Christianity
In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Jesus, Matthew 7:12
Confucianism
One word which sums up the basis of all good conduct....loving-kindness. Do not do to others what you do
not want done to yourself.
Confucius, Analects 15.23
Hinduism
This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
Mahabharata 5:1517
Islam
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.
The Prophet Muhammad, Hadith
Jainism
One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.
Mahavira, Sutrakritanga 1.11.33
Judaism
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary. Go
and learn it.
Hillel, Talmud, Shabbath 31a
Native Spirituality
We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
Chief Dan George
Sikhism
I am a stranger to no one; and no one is a stranger to me.Indeed, I am a friend to all.
Guru Granth Sahib, p.1299
Taoism
Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss.
Lao Tzu, T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien, 213-218
Unitarianism
We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
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Unitarian principle
Zoroastrianism
Do not do unto others whatever is injurious to yourself.
Shayast-na-Shayast 13.29
The world’s greatest killer - NEGLECT (2007-04-13 17:38)
No question about it. No dispute.
18,000 children starve PER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Health and Well/Being of US Children are 19th out of 20 for the world’s most materially rich nations.
Etc.
Etc.
Etc.
Exploitative U.S. ”Family Values” will be its demise... (2007-04-13 23:40)
... and the demise of Darfur.
See: [1]A Hunger For Justice : Darfur Becomes One Man’s Cause for Deprivation
Washington Post, April 14th, 2007 by Delphine Schrank, C01 (Post)
Note: Darfur Hunger Strike at Sudan Embassy Day 44.
Protection of our ”Family” is the reason, the shameful fig leaf we hide behind, for not risking our very lives to
stop the Darfur Genocide. Just as Dr. King said, not the Priest or the Levite, but only the Good Samaritan
had the courage, integrity, morals and humanity to ask the proper question, ”If I do not stop, what will
happen to HIM,” [the injured stranger by the side of the road.] Presumably the priest and the Levite hid
behind their ”Family” to avoid giving aid, as has become our shameful U.S. custom.
How long will we ignore the admonitions of the world’s great souls that we must live quite literally the truth
that all men are brothers, or perish due to this fatal error alone? How long will we indulge our limitless
selfishness at the certain extermination of the likes of Darfur to Genocide in the name of ”Family Values?”
One of Gandhi’s books was entitled, ”[2]All Men are Brothers” and surely this is the Truth by which Gandhi
lived. Two books forged Gandhi when he studied in England as a youth. Tolstoy’s ”Kingdom of God is
Within You” focuses on Jesus ethic of equal love for all humankind, and not just ”family,” as expressed in
Matthew 5:45 ”If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors
doing that?.” The other book forging Gandhi’s humanity at that time was John Ruskin’s ”Unto This Last
[Unto the least of these my family]” the point of which was that the demise of the West was sewn in the fact
that the merchant or consumer segment of society with certainty would exploit, not sacrifice its lives for the
larger good of mankind in stark contrast to Doctors, Soldiers, Lawyers, and Pastors in 1860’s England when
this was written.
Other great souls have weighed in on this issue. ”The problem is not the absence of love, but the presence of
tribal love,” Ashley Montegue, 1950’s intellectual, professor, scholar.
Did Jesus die for any other reason than to save us from ”Family Values?” Mark 12:29-3129 ”The most
important [Commandment],” answered Jesus, ”is this: ’Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30
Love the Lord your God [one Father of all humankind; one family] with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ’Love your neighbor as yourself
[we are one family, all brothers].’ There is no commandment greater than these.” NIV And Jesus again, Matt.
12:46,48,49 ”Who is my mother and who are my brethren” when told that his biological family was outside
a meeting he was holding? And finally, ”Luke 14:26: Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and
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mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.”
We shamelessly exploit the opposite of the above admonitions of these great men; we exploit U.S. ”Family
Values” purely for selfish gain, so we can enthusiastically abandon our responsibilities to our fellow man.
This is obvious when we consider how quickly we withdraw this standard when it serves us! We joyfully
have soldiers of violence leave [abandon?] their ”families” to protect us; police to risk death for us [thereby
abandoning their families]; we laud the Holocaust rescuers that universally placed their entire ”families”
including all their children at risk of certain, cruel execution by the Nazi’s; and we universally esteem men
who served us at the expense of their ”families” like King, Jesus, and Gandhi.
No, the ploy of ”Family Values,” preferential treatment of my biologically affiliated unit, is a shameless ploy;
crassly immoral licence in U.S. society to neglect, abandon or exploit all who are not part of that unit - inner
cities, black Darfuries experiencing Genocide, Katrina victims, 18,000 children starving to death per day, etc.
The likes of Jesus, Gandhi and Montegue saw through this ploy; that it was by nature ”cancer” and would
kill society unless it was rooted out. They all gave their lives to this end, thereby abandoning their families,
for the good of all humankind.
See updates at all sites:
[3]DARFUR’S LAST HOPE: Brigade of PeaceMakers: for Darfur. JOIN NOW
[4]SAVING DARFUR, EARTH, OURSELVES: Jesus, God, Good...
[5]REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: Holocaust Rescuers
[6]REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: Peace and Nonviolence
[7]REAL ACTIVISM LOOKS LIKE THIS: David Dellinger [8]4 DARFUR HEROES; 21,000 FOR HOLO-
CAUST: Darfur Dying for Heroes
[9]HUNGER STRIKE: Stand with Darfur: Sudan Embassy
[10]WE’RE PROOF OF NO GENOCIDE: Darfur Genocide a Fraud
[11]Actions 6/06 - 1/07: Stand With Darfur White House II
[12]Actions 5/06 - 6/06: Stand With Darfur White House
[13]Actions 7/05 - 5/06: Rescue Restore Darfur
1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/13/AR2007041302195.html
2. http://www.mkgandhi.org/amabrothers/amabrothers.htm
3. http://brigadeofpeacemakersfordarfur.blogspot.com/
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
5. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
6. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
7. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
8. http://darfurdyingforheroes.blogspot.com/
9. http://standwithdarfursudanembassy.blogspot.com/
10. http://darfurgenocideafraud.blogspot.com/
11. http://standwithdarfurwhitehouseii.blogspot.com/
12. http://standwithdarfurwhitehouse.blogspot.com/
13. http://rescuerestoredarfur.blogspot.com/
STARTING A MOVEMENT? EXCLUDE THE MASSES!!!!!!!! (2007-04-16 19:26)
... OR DIE A CERTAIN DEATH!!!
Listen up! The following applies to every, EVERY new venture. Everyone is ignorant of the following, and
the result of ignorance is certain failure.
In the case of Darfur, ignorance of the following has cost 450,000 lives so far.
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[1]
The above is from the book ”[2]Crossing the Chasm,” by Geoffrey Moore.
The following is from a digested version on the net I just found that seems fairly good:
[3]A Summary of “Crossing the Chasm”
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - [4]View as HTMLGeoffrey A. Moore, Crossing the Chasm, Marketing
and Selling High-Tech ... Now, by definition, when you are crossing the chasm, you are not a market leader.
...www.parkerhill.com/Summary %20of %20Crossing %20the %20Chasm.pdf - [5]Similar pages
The heart of the summary:
Moore demonstrates that in fact, there are cracks in the curve, between each phase of the cycle, representing a
disassociation between any two groups; that is, ”the difficulty any group will have in accepting a new product
if it is presented the same way as it was to the group to its immediate left.” The largest crack, so large it
can be considered a chasm, is between the Early Adopters and the Early Majority. Many (most) high tech
ventures fail trying to make it across this chasm.
• Early Adopters are the rare breed of visionaries ”who have the insight to match an emerging technology
to a strategic opportunity,. driven by a ’dream’. The core dream is a business goal, not a technology
goal, and it involves taking a quantum leap forward in how business is conducted in their industry or
by their customers. Visionaries drive the high-tech industry because they see the potential for an
’order-of-magnitude’ return on investment and willingly take high risks to pursue that goal. They will
work with vendors who have little or not funding. As a buying group, visionaries are easy to sell but
very hard to please. because they are buying a dream.They want to start out with a pilot project,
which makes sense because they are ’going where no man has gone before’ and you are going with them.
This is followed by more project work, conducted in phases with milestones, and the like.”
”You can succeed with the visionaries, and you can thereby get a reputation for being a high flyer with a
hot product, but that is not ultimately where the dollars are. Instead, those funds are in the hands of more
prudent souls who do not want to be pioneers”
• The Early Majority are pragmatists. ”they care about the company they are buying from, the quality
of the product they are buying, the infrastructure of supporting products and system interfaces, and
the reliability of the service they are going to get. Pragamatists tend to be ’vertically’ oriented,
meaning that they communicate more with others like themselves within their own industry than do
technology enthusiasts and early adopters. It is very difficult to break into a new industry selling to
pragmatists. References and relationships are very important.Pragmatists won’t buy from you until
you are established, yet you can’t get established until they buy from you.
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”On the other hand, once a startup has earned its spurs with the pragmatist buyers within a given vertical
market, they tend to be very loyal to it, and even go out of their way to help it succeed. When this happens,
the cost of sales goes way down, and the leverage on incremental R &D to support any given customer goes
way up. That’s one of the reasons pragmatists make such a great market.
”They like to see competition. Pragmatists want to buy from proven market leaders because they know
third parties will design supporting products around a market-leading products. aftermarket.
”Overall, to market to pragmatists, you must be patient. You need to be conversant with the issues that
dominate their particular business. You need to show up at the industry-specific conferences and trade shows
they attend. You need to be mentioned in articles that run in magazines they read. You need to be installed
in other companies in their industry. You need to have developed applications that are specific to their
industry. You need to have partnerships and alliances with the other vendors who serve their industry. You
need to have earned a reputation for quality and service.
• ”Pragmatists are not anxious to reference visionaries in their buying decisions. Hence the chasm. Four
fundamental characteristics of visionaries that alienate pragmatists: 1. Lack of respect for colleagues’
experiences. 2. Taking greater interest in technology than in their industry. 3. Failing to recognize the
importance
GO TO THE LINK TO THIS SUMMAR AND CONTINUE READING...
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Who is Jesus family? Who is yours? The same. (2007-04-16 19:54)
Who is your ”family?” If you are lucky, your ”family” is the set of people of whatever relation that would
give their very lives if you needed it for your wellbeing to flourish IN THE EVENT THAT YOU OR YOUR
LOVED ONE BECAME ONE OF THE ”LEAST OF THESE.”
Who is Jesus family, the folks that He considers ”family” to him? The folks that take care of ”the least of
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these His family,” NOW, TODAY, AND ALWAYS.
JESUS IS FAMILY TO EVERYONE, BUT ONLY A FEW OF US A FAMILY TO HIM, AND ARE WITH
HIM, AND WILL BE WITH HIM - IN HEAVEN.
MUSICAL ”CROSSES” (2007-04-16 19:57)
Remember the children’s game, a horrible one at that, ”Musical Chairs?” The music stops, there is always
one too few chairs, you are to sit down, the person without a chair is out!?
It is like that with Heaven except there are always enough chairs.
When your time is up, if you are not 100 % carrying the Cross for one of ”the least of these my family” you
don’t get in. If you are, you are in for sure.
The real point here is exactly and entirely what Dr. King said: ”A man is not [able / equipped] to live unless
he knows what he would die for.” If you are not fully immersed in serving the needs of ”the least of these
[His] family” you are not being fully utilized and hence are not fully Alive and your Joy is not complete.
At least, this is what Jesus was dying to show us with his words and life.
!!!!!!!!!! DEFINITION: ”SAVED” !!!!!!!!!! (2007-04-16 20:03)
This is entirely it: ”SAVED” FROM ANY AND ALL SELFISHNESS. EVERY SELFISHNESS IS SIN.
THERE IS NO SIN BESIDES SELFISHNESS. IN THIS SOCIETY SELFISHNESS AND SIN ARE OUR
RELIGION SO LESS THAN .001 % OF US ARE CURRENTLY SAVED.
THERE IS NO OTHER ”SAVED” THAN ”ENTIRELY SAVED FROM A LIFE OF SELFISHNESS” AND
INSTEAD ENTIRELY ”SAVED FOR” / LIVING A LIFE OF BROTHERHOOD WITH THE LEAST OF
THESE [HIS] FAMILY.”
Jesus died to teach us that there is only one sin. ONLY ONE SIN: to NOT ”do unto the least of these my
family ALL that you would have them do unto you.” Well of course this is a 24/7 lifetime job - absolutely in
all objective terms given that about 99.999 % of us are ”least of these” dying materially or spiritually (West.)
Well what’s the problem? Selfishness - the Head and the Flesh / Sensory Desires. These two are always and
everywhere Selfishness and 100 % the degree to which they lead any second / minute / hour... of our lives we
are in ”sin,” error, less than Alive, divorced from Joy, drowning is Pleasure just like, JUST LIKE Sodom and
Gomorrah.
ONLY SELFISHNESS FOR JOY/LOVE/PEADE/LIFE CAN SAVE THE WORLD, OR
YOU (2007-04-16 23:51)
Be careful with this. Much of this site concerns itself with the critical insight that selfishness is the entirety
of evil, and that every selfishness is evil - murder.
This is fundamental, paramount to understand.
Yet, it seems there is one exception and it represents the nuclear power plant that can drive the Salvation of
the world:
The ultimate selfishness for Joy/Love/Peace/Life can save world. Here is why this is a special case. The
chemical cocktails that create the experience of Joy/Love/Peace/Life are only released by the body when the
nervous system thinks you are doing something heroic for others! Pleasure is the cocktail of serving yourself
with whatever - food, entertainment, sex, prestige, safety, comfort.... Different cocktails.
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THE ULTIMATE SELFISHNESS IS THE ULTIMATE OTHERISHNESS.
The world can be Saved. The world MUST be saved now.
No amount of discipline or thought will give us the energy to do it. Only the enlightened selfishness for a
Wealth of Joy/Peace/Love/Life will do it. And it will do it.
Find the Joy. Pass it on. Hurry.
Einsten: Our technology has exceeded our humanity. (2007-04-22 18:33)
”It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
Albert Einstein.
WE ARE THE ”DAILY BREAD”... OR THERE’S NONE (2007-04-22 18:41)
As I’ve shared below I now see clearly that by ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread,” Jesus was showing us
that WE must see that OUR JOB is to live in such a way that we show others the daily bread - what our
Father wants us to do NOW, TODAY. Yes, of course we don’t know for sure and each individual must find
the Truth within themselves. But never the less we are exhorted with this prayer to do our best to discern
and show the truth to others. An easy example, an elementary school collapses, the parents are shell shocked
outside just standing - pretty good bet that their ”daily bread” is to wake up and to inside and save their
children. If you were NOT shell shocked this would be your opportunity to serve their ”daily bread.”
What I did NOT see is that we give others their daily bread by BEING OUR daily bread.
How do you learn to ride a bike. You get on the bike and ride. So many times Jesus said, follow me. Just
follow me and then you will know the truth. Get on the bike and ride.
Now that I am following His call moment by moment I am beginning to learn how to ride and how it works.
Walking that intersection hour by hour; staying in and around the Embassy 24 hr/day... I see that for at
least a few people I AM their ”daily bread;” I AM their call to wake up and go and save their children. They
may not be consuming it, but they are seeing it. It is available. And if I don’t make it/ become it/ be it -
they ain’t gunna get it, cuz no one else ain’t makin it.
My job and yours is to be the Daily Bread in as much volume as we can be it for as many people per hour as
we can serve.
JESUS IS AN EXCITED REVOLUTIONARY LEADER (2007-04-22 18:42)
Gosh, try it: ”Our MASTER, who art in Heaven....”
Oh my gosh, what I keep getting is this excited, visionary, clear headded, passionate revolutionary leader
that just wants to be in this midst of the greatest suffering, leading us to bring humanity no matter what the
personal cost.
Come on lads, follow me to Darfur, Haiti, Congo, Palestine...!!!!!!!!! On to battle!!!!!!!!
No?
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Jesus asks not ”more,” but ”ALL” from us. (2007-04-22 20:49)
I am now more sure than ever.
There is now following Jesus that is less than 100 % all of what we are and what we do.
Jesus is ALL or nothing. Now ”More” is applicable as one is striving with all of their being to become a
Christian. But it is never acceptable or sufficient as a goal. It is never an excuse any more that being an
incompetent, less than fully mature soldier on the front lines - it will surely end in your torturous death, and
maybe the death of many of your comrades.
Jesus wasn’t playing. Jesus died to lead us into the ultimate battle for Life and Death - yours, mine, ours.
Hunger Strike for Darfur Day 53 - what is it like? (2007-04-22 21:39)
A Hopeful ”Christain” Blog Site (2007-04-22 22:26)
[1]Ben Witherington
Some comments I made on the comments of others:
Friends,I am honored and pleased to see this dialog. My clothes are starting to speak to me, so I took that as
a sign to accept refuge from friends to do laudary, bathe, and blog tonight. Back to the Embassy tomorrow
morning. I’m down to about 130 lbs as a result of burning about 2000-3000 calories per day by marching
with the posters 9-12 hours per day, and now taking in about 600 cal/day - mostly juice. My goal is to be
a visual of the Holocaust there in Mass. Ave in DC asap. When I hit about 110lbs (I was 175) I’ll take
calories sufficient to last until June 30 God willing. Then? Whatever I understand our Father and Master to
want.You demonstrate much courage, Truth and Spirit in how you view my story. Commendations.As to
committing Suicide, I really think that this issue is one we have to get past. Does a mother that goes into a
burning building to get her child commit suicide? Did Jesus going into Jerusalem KNOWING he would be
Crucificed commit Suicide? Does a soldier going an a ”suicide mission” commit suicide? The 911 fire fighters?
Etc. Etc. Etc.Who knows? But what is important is not this fine point in the scheme of things, certaninly.
Jesus is our Master and BROTHER. ”As you do unto the least of these my family.” Jesus has billions of us
down here suffering Sprititual (U.S.) and or physical (Darfur and elsewhere) mutilation and horror. Would
He be horrified if Start Loving out of some selfish angst or self pitty killed himeself? YES! But Jesus is the
one that has me walking willingly into exactly what killed Him - Selfishness / Cowardice / Neglect. King did
the same thing. So did Gandhi. I can avoid that evil easily! But so could they. No. The only Christian thing
to do is to place our bodies between the evil, Selfishness / Neglect and the victims that it may kill us if it
will, and maybe spare them. As Dr. King said, ”Unearned suffering is redemptive.” If Start Loving dies it
will NOT be by his own hand. It will be at the hand of my wealthy, heartless U.S. brothers and sisters - at
their neglectful, cowardly, non-brotherly, selfish hand - the hands that currently has the blood of 450,000
Darfuries on them. Why their blood on our hands? Because we have the power to protect, and they do not.
I am not talking about Bush. I am talking about you and me as the guilty parties. ”I was in prison, and
you did not visit me....”Some believe, as I do, that although on our entrance interview for Heaven there is
much we COULD be asked, there is really only one thing we will be asked about - DID YOU LOVE YOUR
BROTHER AS YOURSELF - DID YOU DO UNTO OTHERS ALL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM
DO UNTO YOU. If I perrish, if I am not saved by my U.S. brothers and sisters from the lot I throw mine in
with - that of my neglected Darfur family - I am not the one Jesus is going to be upset with.Your always
Loving brother, Start
[2]5:43 PM [3]
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[4]Start Loving said...
Ben, More than anyone I know or have read of with the exception of the likes of Gandhi, Jesus, King and
Teresa I believe in, trust in, and throw my life totally on what I imagine God wishes for me to do. I just don’t
know exactly what God is. But I feel Him/Her/It as clearly and surely as I feel gravity.My point? I believe
that Jesus was the most perfect ”child” of that God of Love / Life / Truth / Joy / Brotherhood. I do not
believe less nor more than that.One of your wonderful posters expressed deep sadness that I seemed to believe
not more. I thank your poster, but I am almost completely certain that I grieve more than can be imagined
that others believe ”more” than I do. And I am certain that Jesus shares that grief. My God. Jesus didn’t
want to be worshiped. Jesus wanted to be followed. Jesus saw with perfect clarity that:A. Any and every
individual that would go to the cross with her/his life for ”the least of these” would immediately, for their life
on earth enter Our Father’s Kingdom - Heaven. I’m doing it every minute of every day. It is complete Love,
Life, Peace, Joy and Agony JUST LIKE HE PROMISED. It dwarfs all of life’s other ”pleasures” that I’ve
drowned in most of my sinfully ”privileged” life.B. ”Thy Kingdom come[s as] thy will is done....” As true as
E=MCsqd. Jesus saw with perfect clarity that He/we could bring about Heaven on Earth - or it was gunna
be complete Hell.Friends, I see no Christians (ok maybe 100 or 1000 on the planet.) I see no Followers of
Jesus. Oh what grief. Oh what sorrow. We are missing the entire, the ENTIRE thing. If we followed Jos.
Lister like we ”follow” Jesus we would all die from dirty, infected scalpels.If we followed Tiger Woods like
we ”follow” Jesus Tiger would go undefeated every game.And on, and on....Jesus was the Albert Einstein of
Humanity / How to Live / Heaven on Earth / Family of Man / Brotherhood / Human Psychology. He told
us how to make this place Heaven absolutely: For those who try; and for all when they succeed. My God,
isn’t this enough? Of course it is, unless we want to have no faith in Him, and hang on to our ”Fleshly,”
Sinful, Error filled, SELFISH Lives (which of course exactly what we ”Christians” are doing - nothing more,
nothing less; nothing else.”)After a lifetime of prayer, study, experimentation and now extreme experience
nothing can change my mind on this I expect. And if I am right (and God help me, I am)? Think of the
implications for you, and for the world. Gandhi did. Look what happened when he followed Jesus the man.
Imagine if we all did. My God, do we really need more than this? What a Miracle. WE DO NOT NEED
MORE THAN THIS. AND IF WE START FOLLOWING HIM AN STOP WORSHIPING HIM DO YOU
REALLY THINK HE WILL NOT GIVE US THE REST IF THERE IS MORE? Come on now. If Gandhi, a
devout follower of Jesus the man, while a devout Hindu is not in some Heaven after this life... I don’t know
about you, but I don’t want to be there either.Your Loving brother, Start
1. http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2007/04/fasting-for-darfur-hungering-for.html
2. http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2007/04/fasting-for-darfur-hungering-for.html#8675632270246973938
3. http://www2.blogger.com/delete-comment.g?blogID=11840313&postID=8675632270246973938
4. http://www.blogger.com/profile/13664297053460093858
Jay’s Health Day 53: SHOCKINGLY EXCELLENT (2007-04-22 22:38)
About 4 days ago I started to pee furiously and now my lower legs are normal.
Thomas saw me for the first time in about a week and said with a grin, ”you are looking kinda skeleton like.”
My brain seems fine. All vital signs are good - steady heart at a resting rate of 60/min. Eyes are back to
normal. Rare to have much weakness or nausea, very rare.
My regimen for about a week now:
For Darfur, trying to establish the urgency, the Truth of ”global family emergency” that has been missing
from all the activism I’ve lost an estimated 45 lbs leaving another 10-20 to get to an Auschwitz skeleton of
110 lbs. Upon hitting that profile I’ll go shirtless as much as possible in front of the embassy to try to bring
the Holocaust to a City and world that obviously does NOT ”remember. ” See: [1]The world is doing nothing
to halt the genocide is again being perpetrated in Darfur - that was the message from Yosef (Tommy Lapid),
a Holocaust survivor from Budapest, who now serves as chairman of the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial in
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Jerusalem for the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II.
To burn the weight I walk at a brisk pace with the posters for 8 - 12 hours per day which at 240 cal/hr is
2000-3000 cal/day!!!! Two to three times per day I am notching in my belt!
Beverly’s sister Ellen :-) is wonderful at keeping me going with about 600 cal/day of pureed fruit, tuna fish,
chicken, V8, Vitamins.... She is the mainstay of this operation - a true Godsend. A GODSEND. Every day
she is by with encouragement, nutrition, news, friendship, warm stuff, whatever, friendship, warmth.... Please
pray to see if you should support her. I’m beginning to see that she is the Saint in the bunch. It is a great
joy to come into relationship with her.
My lower body after about the first two hours each day of walking is in pretty severe pain. A hike with Gerry,
Dave and Steve is what I can liken it to. In this case, I think a lot of the padding in my joints and on the
bottom of my feet is reduced (digested). Anyway, that is what if feels like.
Sleeping has become extremely difficult because of great pain in my feet and knees at night. Also, I am
choosing rest every 1-3 hours from walking, I sit, take of my boots, and invariably nap for 30-6o minutes.
But absolutely I see not permanent damage so far, and I have a hunch now that there may be none. God’s
will be done.
When I am really skeleton-like, if they are available, I expect to consume as many calories / day as necessary
to maintain my weight and to avoid further degradation. I can see myself in front of the Embassy and in the
area (there is a heavy-traffic intersection half a block east that I am now harassing - fully covering with my
march with posters) for many, many months.
Water is always brought by my dear sister Ellen but passers by offer it once every day or so. One or two
bring V8 or Ensure, or Vitamin Water.
Three folks from Amnesty International have stopped by. Will be interesting to see where that leads.
NPR was by a week ago, Kitty, at 2am for 45 min interview. Hasn’t been back to finish. Interesting. No
other news triggered by the Wash. Post article. This is NOT a good sign. God’s will be done. I mean that
with all my heart. I see Him/Her/It clearly now as the only force that has ever served what I value and the
only one that there is.
My entire hope is in God/Love/Brotherhood/Truth/Life - exactly where Jesus, Gandhi, King, Teresa... placed
ALL of their hope. Everything hinges upon us ALL gaining this clarity.
With the intensive ”intersection walking” that depends on split second timing with green and red lights so I
get all N S E West traffic within about an 80 second cycle reading is now out, praying is very difficult and
managing the pain is what plays most on my mind. This is a wonderful experience - this is the real thing -
from the Soul, in Solidarity Serving. The first weeks where I was sedentary were much easier for two reasons:
The campaign was new,
and it was extremely spiritual with all day to read and pray.
Now it is all work - all service. Neither is better. This ”work” phase is harder, but also more ”real,” more
mature, more promising, more saintly. So much to learn about how to ”live just as Jesus lived,” as John
rightly pointed out it is ALL about.
1. http://www.isracast.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ID=546
Anonymous (2007-04-25 08:26:00)
Hi Baby Brother -
Just wanted to say I love you.
You have a new name - mine could be ”never - always”? Never understanding - always loving”.
Mush
Start Loving (2007-04-29 19:28:00)
:-) Wonderful dear! Thanks for the ocmment. Just saw it 5/29.
Love you dear, Start
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We now fully dehumanize our children before college (2007-04-22 22:42)
Matthew: ”Whoever causes one of these little ones [1]5 who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him
to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Our children have totally bought in to the society before they enter college. Has this ever happened before?
They cannot even conceive that there is any other way to live besides our religion of Selfishness.
This IS the anti-Christ. This U.S. / Western way of life [death] is the anti-Christ. The ”Church” is a major
henchman.
This IS the Matrix.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew18.htm#foot5
Sorokin: Brotherhood or War (2007-04-22 22:50)
”If unselfish love does not extend over the whole of mankind, if it is confined within one group – a given
family, tribe, nation, race, religious denomination, political party, trade nation, caste, social class or any part
of humanity – such an in-group altruism tends to generate an out-group antagonism.”– [1]Pitirim Sorokin
1. http://www.knowprose.com/node/15903
I think I’ll fail. I think I’ll always keep trying this approach. (2007-04-22 23:17)
I’m not sure why I find this story so useful, but I have and do: Jos. Lister discovered that contamination
on scalpels was causing massive amounts of death, in the 1870’s is when he made his discovery I think. He
saw with certainty the death of unsterilized tools. IT TOOK HIM UNTIL THE EARLY 1900’s BEFORE
ANYONE WOULD LISTEN. He could have given up trying to convince people. Who could have blamed
him?
What I am doing -
• standing up for ”the least of these my brothers,
• ”doing unto others ALL that I would have them do unto me,”
• attempting to ”live just like Jesus lived,”
• ”lay down my life for my brother,”
• ”Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven...”
• Hunger Strike as the Weapon of Mass Therapy...
...This is Life. There is nothing else that is Life. That we have grown up in a culture that has almost totally
eradicated the circuits within us that recognize and practice this makes the need for me to live as I am
living, to ”be” the ”Bread of Life” the best I am able, ALL THE MORE NECESSARY AND URGENT,
DEMANDING AND EXCITITING AND INVITING.
If I am given 1 more month or 4 more decades I suspect every breath will be spent practicing the above for
the intent of spreading the Life-type, for spreading Revolutionary Brotherhood, to Start Loving, and for the
Live / Love / Joy / Peace of it.
This is a shocking revelation for me in light of:
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• The pain, intensity, duration, and saturation per minute per day of my Serving in Solidarity from my
Soul which is more intense than ever before, and
• The lack of ”success” in any foreseeable future is more apparent to me than ever before.
I should feel extremely discouraged. I feel more certain of the need and more resolved than ever.
I also feel what I have long hoped to feel and see clearly. ”ANYONE THAT DOESN’T LIVE AS IS AM
LIVING IS NUTS! THIS IS LIFE!!! THIS IS LIVING, MAN!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LIFE, NOTHING ELSE IS. I
KNOW. I’VE TRIED IT ALL.
Going to court. Judges Beko, Gandhi, Wilson, Jesus... (2007-04-22 23:48)
In this work phase - all pain, no reading, leasure and difficult prayer - it is enormously humbling and helpful
to try to keep myself in their presence.
Of course I have a great tendency to feel sorry for myself. I also have a strong distaste and aversion to this.
I’m not good at it yet. I don’t yet have the objectivity, the self monitoring (Dave) to judge when to indulge
the pain impulses, rest, for reasons of protecting my ability to Serve, and when to press on.
Bringing myself in my imagination in front of Beko or Jesus helps. Of course my pain and suffering can’t
begin to come into the same realm as theirs. Now it doesn’t make it easy or successful. I still am very
tempted, and do - self indulge. But I find some assitance and much hope and promise for new strength and
otherisness in the approach.
!!!!!!”BREAD SERVED”/THERAPY PER MINUTE!!!!! (2007-04-22 23:52)
See posts below regarding ”Bread” and ”Mass Therapy.”
I’ve been aching (hmm, intersting choice of words) to begin to see the metrics that can enable us to begin to
quantify and thereby optimise our progress toward a global revolution of Brotherhood.
Within the last two days I’m getting my first vague glimpses. Crude yes, but finally something.
I can sit in front of the Embassy and there would be significant impact, and it would be quite pleasant and
easy for me - reading, prayer, no or little pain. Impact? h (hours) x n x st = n umber of souls receiving s
ignificant t herapy.
I can march the intersection furiously with great pain, no reading, and little prayer. Impact? 8n X 3st = 24
times more impact - ROUGHLY!!!!
Now, this will be interesting to see how I grow or not. H Hours. How much to I let myself sleep and rest -
how much do I push myself into pain.
CAN I LEARN TO LOVE THE ELIMINATION OF MY FAMILY’S PAIN (FAMILY I WILL NEVER SEE,
FEEL, TOUCH) MORE THAN MY OWN?!!?!?!?!?!
The point? ”Unearned suffering [as a natural byproduct of ”doing unto the least of these”] is redemptive,” said
Dr. King. I can control the amount of suffering here. In this case the more hours per day I suffer, the more
people I impact per hour. This is a simple fact. How much to I love my Darfur family? Hmmmm. We’ll see.
I don’t recall ever being afraid of dying. I have since a little child been extremely afraid of suffering. Now,
I’ve sacrificed to the extreme all my adult life - working, dedicating, producing, focusing, being disciplined
to the extreme! But this is relatively easy and very fun for me. But physical suffering hour in, hour out,
week in, week out, month in... I’ve never really been faced much with that. I’VE NEVER BEEN FACED
WITH THAT! The nausea and weakness of earlier hunger strike days are nothing compared to the pain of
the walking now and the consequences when I do have time to sleep at night.
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How much ”bread” am I willing to be, at what price? Well, I know what Jesus, Beko, King and others were
willing and able to be. Start Loving? Hmmmm.
This is great!
Pray for me. Pray for Darfur.
Anonymous (2007-04-23 10:12:00)
I am dear brother praying for you daily
Start Loving (2007-04-25 00:33:00)
This is a deep and profound relief and joy dearest friend. From deep in my soul, thank you. Start
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MASS THERAPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2007-04-22 23:52)
It is really shocking and amusing to me how long it takes me to ”get it.”
Only in the last two days have I come to the realization that what Jesus was, and what we are all called to
be is Mass Psycho therapeutic Therapy (see !!!ADLER!!! post below.) This is what I am doing furiously
marching and occupying the Sudan Embassy / Embassy Row sector.
All the Saints saw this potentiality, that something could mass shock us out of our manic selfishness into the
clinical health of mass Brotherhood and Otherishness. There is no question that they saw this and dedicated
their lives accordingly. For a brief time we saw Jesus, King and Gandhi have this mass impact. We all
have had moments, days, weeks, months when something (book, movie, event...) or someone had this mass
therapeutic mental health impact on us.
This is what Jesus and Life call us to do, to learn, and to dedicate ourselves fully to.
Going to Court: Judges are a Starving child, Mutilated girl... (2007-04-23 00:44)
Per the ”Going to Court” post down a few, as I wallow in my new all-day discomfort I also find promise,
hope, humility and self-deficit in holding my selfish intersts in the light of my suffering Darfur family.
It will really be intersting to see how much I really do Love them, how real they are to me, how real is thier
suffering to me, AND HOW REAL THEY BECOME WITHIN ME.
Pray for me.
Anonymous (2007-04-23 10:09:00)
I pray for you on this point daily
with all my heart and soul
Start Loving (2007-04-25 00:27:00)
Thank you dear Angel, from the bottom of my heart.
THE MORAL IMPERATIVE/OBLIGATION OF A WITNESS (2007-04-23 05:00)
KNOWLEDGE /VISION IS RESPONSIBILITY. Unknown author.
IF YOU KNOW AND YOU DO NOT DO, YOU DO NOT KNOW. Eastern saying. (Millions ”say” they
”know” of the Darfur ”Genocide,” but they do not ”DO.” I ”KNOW” and ”DO.” I AM OBLIGATED TO
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CONTINUE UP UNTIL THE PRICE OF MY LIFE.
Ok, please, PLEASE truly and thoroughly follow this through.
Your dearest loved one is in Intensive Care. I am the nurse. Somehow the entire hospital staff goes deaf
and dense. Your loved one goes into attack, an attack I am expert in seeing and that others under the best
of conditions has extreme difficulty seeing. An attack that will be fatal unless I can get the full attention,
understanding, vision and belief of the staff.
I AM A WITNESS RIGHT? I HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO LAY DOWN MY LIFE IF REQUIRED
AS A BROTHER TO SAVE THIS LIFE RIGHT?
What must I do? DO UNTO OTHERS ALL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. JESUS
ONLY ”SIN” WAS NOT, NOT TO BE A BROTHER WILLING TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE - SELFISHNESS
OF ANY AND ALL FORMS.
What must I not do? BE ANYTHING LESS THAN A FULL BROTHER TO THAT PATIENT AND TO
ANYONE ON THE STAFF.
Can I use enormously tough love on the staff? IT IS A MORAL IMPERATIVE TO DO SO EVEN UP TO
THE POINT OF RISKING OR SACRIFICING MY OWN LIFE, UPSETTING THEM, RISKING THEM
KILLING ME THROUGH IGNORANCE, NEGLECT OR EVEN MISTAKEN VIOLENCE.
Would you really want me to protect my own life at the risk of YOUR DEAREST LOVED ONE? No. And I
would not want you to.
Now, do I really love Darfur that much?
We’ll see, I pray. Pray for me in this respect only.
This post should really, really help us all.
Your Loving brother, Start
New poster ideas (2007-04-23 23:36)
PLEASE give me your initial comments immediately?
[1]
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[2]
[3]
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[4]
1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri2K118n-9I/AAAAAAAAAEQ/--DA16eFzlA/s1600-h/Darfur+Boy+Poster.jpg
2. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri2K2l8n--I/AAAAAAAAAEY/QzBO5Tsn4mE/s1600-h/Darfur+Girl+Poster.jpg
3. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri2K3V8n-_I/AAAAAAAAAEg/mkKucpQLuY0/s1600-h/Darfur+Mom+Poster.jpg
4. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri2K4F8n_AI/AAAAAAAAAEo/sDukilqi7pI/s1600-h/Darfur+Holocaust+Poster.
jpg
Ultimate Attention Getters: Risk of Death/Suffering (2007-04-24 00:16)
Hunger Strike.
No wonder I’ve been drawn to this.
Now, have we all honed defenses against just about EVERYTHING? Yes.
Save Darfur? Make people grieve from their souls. (2007-04-24 00:19)
Hunger Strike.
Who is the biblical character, women, whose son was killed by the King and by decree his body was left
unprotected so the wild beasts would descerate it?
Well, she defied the king and protected the body of her son with her life all summer. Finally the king’s heart
melted.
She became, BECAME God’s grief embodied and this the King’s cold heart cold not withstand.
Someone must do this for Darfur to melt the cold hearts of we US brothers and sisters.
Vicarious learning.
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Not JUSTICE! GOD’S WORK IS HUMANITY/BROTHERHOOD! (2007-04-24 00:25)
The writers keep getting me wrong.
Justice is of the head. Not enough wisdom, strength, courage or heart there.
Why does everyone get this wrong about me? It is global ”Humanity,””Live,””Brotherhood,”and our complete
”Joy” that I starve for. These are things of the Heart. I starve for our Hearts to come alive! I starve for
us to wake up and see that we are all family. :-) NOT JUSTICE. Justice is a thing largely of the mind, of
Thinking. Thinking is killing us. Start Loving. Dan Hardy that did that blessed Phila Inquirer article did
the same. Others that know me and respect me much more frequently than not - ”Oh, you love Justice more
than anyone I’ve ever met!” (an African American Methodist pastor from affluent West Chester.) No! It is
PEOPLE, my brothers and sisters that I love.
”Love/Life/Truth is God” tells us more than ”God is Love/Life/Truth” (2007-04-24 00:26)
”Love / Life / Truth is God,” Start Loving
”God is love, life, truth,” Gandhi. With this Gandhi might be understood to imply that these things are
PART of God, right?
My best estimate is that these ARE the ENTIRETY OF GOD, and as such are infinitely awesome, utterly
ungraspable, breathtaking and miraculous in their power.... They are indeed:
Truth - trivial example but think of the movie ”Twelve Angry Men.” As Dr. King said, ”Truth crushed to
earth will rise again.” Our defenses against the truth rival anything the Pentagon has yet devised because if
and when the Truth makes it past our defenses our old self dies a certain death. There is no resisting the
Truth once it hits the heart.
Life - ”Life” of the Divine/overwhelming/awe-inspiring sort actually ”has” us, not the other way around right?
”Life” of this sort ”has,” Lives / Owns / Possesses / Moves us, right? It is the power of God. Life is the all
powerful God.
Love - Love, NOT LUST (that is what today we totally equate to Love in ENTIRE ERROR - they are
OPPOSITES!), is like a raging river on which we are but a leaf, no? Love is God - an all powerful force that
when we let ourselves enter in carries us with a force, wisdom, brilliance, intelligence... that we never will be
able to fathom. Love is God - the Magnificent, always beyond our comprehension, Divine God.
WHEN NO LONGER A ”GOD” LIGHTENING RECREATED US (2007-04-24 00:27)
Because, then, when we got past being blinded by the awesomeness of lightening, we felt empowered to
understand and work with that great force. Ancient tribes did little besides experience the ”wonder” of
lightening and there is MUCH to be gained from that. But when Franklin combined the ”wonder” with desire
for the Truth there was the release of an explosive potential.
“The day will come when after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for
God the energies of love. And on that day for the second time in the history of the world, man will have
discovered fire.” This is a quote of [1]Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
”We must finally harness, and be harnessed by Love, Life and Truth or tomorrow will be inescapable Hell,”
Start Loving
1. http://www.earthlight.org/essay39_king.html
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DARFUR IS A RACE AGAINST TIME. (2007-04-24 00:29)
EVERY SECOND COUNTS.
WHAT PARENT WOULD FAVOR ONE CHILD OVER ANOTHER? (2007-04-24 00:30)
WHAT PARENT WOULD DIVIDE THE FAMILY, SPLITTING OFF ONE OR TWO FAVORED CHIL-
DREN, THEREBY DIVIRCING THOSE FROM THE MASS OF THEIR REAL FAMILY / SIBLINGS /
AUNTS / UNCLES...????!?!?!?
No good parent would do this. But this is exactly what our American Values have is do regarding non-
bionically related folks.
Even with a fresher brain than I have now at 2:30am I usually cannot think of an example as good as Evelyn
Clark and her family ([1]http://clarkid.blogspot.com/) of how to Live as a family in this most toxic of all
times in history.
The essence of what I witnessed was a young family, the Captains Clark of the Chester Salvation Army,
lovingly, courageously, simply, unwaveringly, humbly bringing up their young family (daughter about 7, son
about 12 at the time) in, at and around blighted Chester Salvation Army. The Catholic Workers are a distant
second and some of the healthier Amish, Mennonite and Brethren Communities a more distant third in my
limited view of how to be community / family and raise children.
1. http://clarkid.blogspot.com/
If you know, you cannot NOT act (2007-04-24 00:31)
”If you know, you cannot NOT act,” Start Loving. This is a correlary to a post of several days ago. Old
Eastern wisdom: ”If you know and you do not do, you do not know.”
Teresa of Calcutta spoke in a similar veign: ”Love cannot remain passive in the presence of suffering.”
DARFUR GENOCIDE WILL STOP WHEN THE WORLD WEEPS (2007-04-24 11:30)
Someone or something must enable the world to weep from deep in the soul at the grief and suffering of that
Darfur part of our body, a part of our body from which we are so pathologically divorced.
Me and anyone else that wants the Genocide to end - this is the goal we must serve - enabling the weeping
by the world from deep in the soul at the grief and suffering of their Darfur body.
Jesus did this. Gandhi did this. Teresa did this. Virtually every Hero real and imagined does this - sees,
becomes, embodies and thereby spreads the grief and suffering - RECONNECTING / REUNITINE ALL
PARTS OF THE BODY OF HUMANKIND; A SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION / REPAIR OF THE
MOST PROFOUNDLY HEALING KIND, if you will.
I’m off! It is a race against time. There are about four of us weeping now. Four must become eight, sixteen....
Must try to sew us all back into one body, one family.
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New posters (2007-04-24 11:32)
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
Two will show at the Embassy at a time (front and back laminated 28/25”.)
With any luck I also will, like Auschwitz victims be fully shorn today sometime.
1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri4ysl8n_BI/AAAAAAAAAEw/uiNtDwBU_bY/s1600-h/Darfur+Boy+Poster.jpg
2. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri4ytV8n_CI/AAAAAAAAAE4/VAPAd2xg8qo/s1600-h/Darfur+Girl+Poster.jpg
3. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri4yt18n_DI/AAAAAAAAAFA/siAdpj_W6LM/s1600-h/Darfur+Mom+Poster.jpg
4. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Ri4yuV8n_EI/AAAAAAAAAFI/SLEwbTbKnqU/s1600-h/Darfur+Holocaust+Poster.
jpg
YOUR OWN CROSS: YOUR BEST GIFT EVER!!!! (2007-04-24 23:10)
Oh, so often over the last five years since Chester I have been pleading with our Father, begging him,
BEGGING HIM:
Father? You have given me so many gifts to share - courage, compassion, vision, hunger to act, hunger
to serve, articulation, wisdom, independence, technical skills, leadership abilities.... PLEASE GIVE ME A
PLATFORM THAT CAN ENABLE ME TO BE OF SOME SERVICE WITH THESE GIFTS.
The only great psychiatrists/psychologists in their own way entirely predict this deep, overwhelming yearning
among all humans that have not been brutally dehumanized / pathologized - Maslow, Adler, Csikszentmihilyi,
Rogers. But in this case Frankl comes to mind:
”Man’s Search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a ’secondary rationalization’ of
instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only
then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning... Man, however, is able to live
and even to die for the sake of his ideals and values!” Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist Dr. Victor Frankl
([1]Man’s Search For Meaning)
The last time I had such a platform was as school counselor at Columbus Elementary in Chester, PA. Possibly
the largest, lowest performing elementary school in the country. Possibly the most important work I’ve ever
done in my life was there, voluntarily 2-4 hours per day cleaning all scraps of mountains of trash from the
grounds before students and staff arrived in the morning. It was an enormous lift to the 1,200 students and
100 or more staff members. I never thought I could be so FULFILLED - WELL USED again.
DARFUR HUNGER STRIKE - SUDAN EMBASSY - EMBASSY ROW - MASS. AVE CORRIDOR -
WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE.
This is quite a cross: I’m sure I have never been so physically suffering as the 4th-12th hour of marching, and
the next 8 hours attempting to rest with joints that are just screaming.
This is quite a cross: The agony of my Western brothers and sisters with their brutally and cruelly starved,
grotesque and emaciated Hearts. The agony of my spiritually and materially starved masses worldwide.
A reporter from a Spanish twice weekly paper interviewed me the other day. ”You have taken the whole
world on your shoulders,” he observed. That thought had never occurred to me. I have, with no expectation
of succeeding, but every desire to give my life to the attempt.
THE CROSS IS AGONY. YOU DON’T WANT TO SHARE YOUR CROSS. IT IS A BENEVOLENT
GREED. ”THIS IS MY OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE; I’VE PRAYED FOR IT. THANK GOD I’VE GOT
IT. I WANT EVERY SPECK OF IT.”
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1. http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/0671023373
BE THE SUFFERING AND GRIEF YOU WANT TO SEE ELIMINATED
(2007-04-25 00:09)
”BE THE SUFFERING AND GRIEF YOU WANT TO SEE ELIMINATED,” Start Loving.
Companion to Gandhi’s: ”Be the change you want to see.”
Friends of the Darfur Hunger Strike campaign recently (2007-04-25 02:04)
In no particular order (Oh, PLEASE, PLEASE forgive me for all of you I’ve overlooked or unappreciated at
4:41am this morning!):
• Ellen - OK. She is the lifeline on the whole thing. God, thank you for sending Ellen. Loving, cheerful,
courageous, brave, relentless, thoughtful, resourceful, skillful....
• Will - basically homeless and without funds I think - supplies and pays air time for a cell phone he has
put at my disposal. God, thank you for Will. Bless his heart.
• Mary Rachel and Dave - Always there for Start’s Cross carryings. Unimaginable courage, kindness,
faith and goodness. I must not get in the way of their all important now finding and carrying their
own Crosses. Angels.
• Evelyn Clark - Well, you all need to know her. An Angel - a channel to God’s love, life, and understanding.
Did you see Dogma? Evelyn is God in Dogma.
• Delphine Schrank - Simply sent by God to publicize the Hunger Strike. A miracle of talent, will, heart,
understanding, articulation....
• Frank LaRusso - just showed up! I’ll sit in for four hours. I was just being picked up so it didn’t work
out, but it may in the future.
• Alex - A young architect that lives 2 miles away. Bought some Ensure, and Vitimin water for the
campaign that he brings from time to time.
• Andres and friend - Amnesty International. Came by for spiritual / moral support the other night. I
suspect and hope they will be back.
• Anthony - Amnesty international. Nice kindness and moral support so far. Brought V8.
• Rebecca - seeking so ardently a community truly of Jesus. A great friend. Brings V8, love, passion,
excitement, sun screan....
• Beverly - my pit-bull of love.
• Timothy - My South Africa freedom fighter friend came through well for the crucial Washington Post
article.
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• Graham - A young Med student at Howard deeply concerned in a healthy way for my physical well
being. Extremely sensitive, wise and searching for how to live in the face of Genocide. Will I suspect
become a Dr. that helps the world.
• West European friend - 40ish man that wants me to have a medical attendant. Is seriously and
intelligently trying. God bless him.
• Ace - Young refugee from Congo at Grafixx that donated the tattoo. A warrior needing a family.
• Fellow at FedEx/Kinkos - My credit card bounced today, and a young fella would hear only of accepting
the cash I had an ”handling” the rest.
• Parelles - Anthony had just been a ridiculously generous supporter and brother all through the winter.
God, bless his heart.
• Thomas - Moses in our midst, when he chooses to bless us / me.
• Save Darfur ladies - I distance myself from these groups of chatty, laughing, poster holding folks that
unthinkingly are a desecration to our Darfur family in the 4th year of a genocide. Several ladies have
crossed the divide to the extent of opening dialog and providing water. God, encourage and bless them.
• Sister Each - My beloved Buddhist Nun sister that fights for peace with relentless courage, loves me,
and drummed next to me at the Embassy for hours last week.
• Mike Walli - A guest at the Dorothy Day house that came by to visit several days ago. One of the great
Warriors of Revolutionary Brotherhood I’ve ever met - much jail and prison time in the service of the
least of these. Courageous search for the real teachings of Jesus.
SOLIDARITY: PERFECT ENCAPSULATION OF JESUS (2007-04-25 02:55)
Solidarity. I think this may be the perfect, complete encapsulation of what Jesus died to teach us. PLEASE
MASTER THIS! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
[1]JESUS TAUGHT US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING
Not for me, but for you and God. It is the single biggest reason He/She/It put me here.
Please.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
WAKE US UP NOW TO SEE WE ARE ALL FAMILY (2007-04-28 21:30)
Well, when this phrase, when this mantra emerged in my mind Tuesday as I sought to distract myself from
thinking about the reaction of passers-by to the new posters, I wept and wept. It was overwhelmingly joyful
to finally, FINALLY understand what this Darfur call that has so long posessed me is all about, what Jesus
is all about, what the hope for Humanity is all about.
WAKE US UP NOW TO SEE WE ARE ALL FAMILY
This is what Jesus attempted and pulled off for about 200 years. This is what Gandhi attempted and pulled
off for years following the direction of Jesus and Tolstoy. This is what SNCC and King and a few others
pulled off for several years in the 1960s.
Oh, sometime I hope to have the time and energy to give the references and sitations to back this up by if
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you search your own heart and recollections I think you’ll see it.
The key notions are:
1. ”We all are family” is written on our heart!
2. ”Wake is up now” is the strategic opportunity and the only strategic hope!
How?
A. Find it and deliberately awaken it within your self
B. Live it
C. Repeat! In living universal ”family” you will demonstrate a way of being that we all have experienced at
one moment or another and remind us. Do this enough and it is awakened in others!
Be the change you want to see.
NEVER AGAIN DENY OUR FAMILY EMERGENCIES (2007-04-28 22:26)
I have throughout mylife: Nicaragua, Brazil, Civil Rights, Vietnam War, Rwanda, Cambodia, Sri Lanka,
East Timor, Balkins, Katrina, Haiti, Poverty, Starvation, Aids....
Never Again for me, I hope; I expect; I desire. Life happens in the face of Emergencies.
Living in the face of Emergencies - Where Jesus wants Start (2007-04-28 22:28)
Well, it seems that Start is called to live in the face of emergencies; not to say that we all are not. But
certainly it seems that I am.
Strategically this makes sense that Jesus would want me / us to Live there - in the face of emergencies:
Wake us up now to see we all are family (see post below.) The example that comes to me so frequently is
that of a house fire with a community bucket brigade to fight it. The perfect example of how emergency can
remind us all that we are family. An emergency can evoke this, wake up our sense of universal ”family” as
nothing else can.
Where else besides an ”emergency” in a world filled with them would a brother, Jesus want his brothers and
sisters to be?
”As you do unto the least of these you do unto me.”
”Do unto others all that you would have them do unto you.”
At the auction: ”I bid my life for theirs!” (2007-04-28 22:35)
The point of this post is to share my thoughts within recent hours of how the actions of people set ”value” in
an extremely powerful way.
Example: Imagine that a knowledgeable art crowd is an auction. All feel that they have familiarized
themselves with the pieces. Many note the odd ash tray and wonder whether it is a joke! When bidding
begins on the items, the ash tray leads.
”I bid $1,000,000 on the ash tray,” says a noted art expert. The crowd is electrified right? What is the
enormous value of this that they overlooked?!?!??! The value of the ash tray just went from zero to millions!
Conversely, if the only bids on the astray were a few dollars then that is its value.
ALL WE ARE BIDDING SO FAR IS A FEW DOLLARS ON DARFUR.
ERIC REEVE OF SMITH COLLEGE IN THE FACE OF LEUKEMIA IS BIDDING HIS LIFE. I AM
TRYING TO DO THE SAME... TRYING TO BID UP THE VALUE OF DARFUR LIVES.
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2.5 May
OPEN HEART SURGERY (2007-05-03 02:19)
OPEN HEART SURGERY - this is how I conceive of the work I am called to do in front of the Sudan
Embassy, and for the rest of my life 24/7. This is a way of naming what Jesus died to call us to - to open our
own hearts and thereby maximize the chances of opening, ”Saving” the hearts of our brothers and sisters.
GOD’S WILL: GATHER HEARTS FOR THE LEAST OF THESE HER FAMILY
(2007-05-03 02:21)
Heart, Love, Global Family - It is astonishing to me that I’ve studied a lifetime only to see how simple and
”childlike” is what God calls us to devote our lives to entirely.
Start, how can it be so simple? Trivial but apt analogy: You have 10,000 numbers to add; how can it be so
simple as turning on a computer with Excel spreadsheet software?!??!
The Heart is God (Love, Life, Truth) - the all-powerful. The Heart is what is wise enought, strong enough,
courageous enough, miraculous enough to create Heaven on Earth.
LIFE SERVICE NOT LIP SERVICE (2007-05-03 02:26)
For now this will have to do: [1]ACTIVIST HYPOCRICY: LIP SERVICE BUYS NO MERCEDES. It is very
worth the read.
1. http://darfurdyingforheroes.blogspot.com/2007/05/activist-hypocricy-lip-service-buys-no.html
We are killing our children by their late teens (2007-05-03 02:27)
I’ve said this before but my experience with the Darfur ”activists,” presumably the MOST alive of the college
crowd is way past alarming.
Today for example a group of DC university student ”activists” had a meeting with the Sudan Embassy
Ambassador ostensibly to convince him to end the genocide. There were about 20 0f them. Most arrived late.
Their attire, posture and demeanor said, ”F— man, kill the dude’s if you want, I’ve gotta go party.” Shorts,
headphones, late, casual, jocular....
Oh my God, these children are walking corpses / consumers. They are screwed into The Matrix and loving
it. Never has the status quo devoured our young at such an early stage in their lives. This is the mark of the
Beast; a precurser of the end-times.
No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Appa-
ratus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others...” [1]Reflections
on War, Simone Weil
Complete quote: ”But the impotence one feels today÷an impotence we should never consider permanent÷does
not excuse one from remaining true to oneself, nor does it excuse capitulation to the enemy, what ever mask
he may wear. Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great
adversary remains The Apparatus÷the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across
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the frontier or the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that
calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will
always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human
values in ourselves and in others.”
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/reflections-on-war-simone-weil.html
Anonymous (2007-05-03 10:42:00)
Have you organized a group? Have you met with the Sudan Embassy Ambassador? I don’t think so. You sit criticizing
others for DOING something instead of ENCOURAGING and PRAISING them. Besides, Do you really believe Jesus
would be so hypocritical? Do you really believe Jesus would sit around all day starving himself and writing blogs?
Check your bible.
Start Loving (2007-05-03 13:31:00)
Thanks for your comment.
Hmmmm. Sitting around. Hmmmm. That is not what it feels like. Oddly, it is much more demanding, but similar in
nature, what I am doing now, to the organizational development work in the computer industry for which I was paid
hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Just criticizing? Hmmm. I don’t think so. Who has done 1/100th as much encouraging as my site DarfurDying-
ForHeroes.blogspot.com.
Start Loving (2007-05-03 15:18:00)
Also dear friend and heroic activist(?) for Darfur,
One of the dreadful characteristics indicating this spiritual death we have visited on our children is exactly your
response: ’Hey, at least I worked hard,’ they would say! My point? These children do not understand that this is about
Genocide, attrocities visited on OTHERS. They think it is about THEM doing stuff generally in the vague direction of
stopping a genocide and no matter how inadequate, weak, tepid, certainly inadequate - they think themselves heroic
and want the praise of a hero. We adults have allowed these children to have a grossly distorted notion of what real
activism is; and who it is about.
Explain? Imagine a mother with her child in her arms carried from a car wreck, badly damaged. The Dr., a clod (like
me?) admonishes her, ”You should have gotten here quicker!” Hmmm. What is the mother going to do / say? Is she
going to focus her attention away from her child’s needs to her own in defense of herself; as you just did; as these dead
child InActivists are doing? Not if she is a relatively healthy, mature and complete human being. NOTHING will take
her focus off the damaged, needy one, in this case her child.
If my motives that are behind my harsh criticism and alarm are to disparrage then I am right to be criticized. If my
motives are to awaken we adults so that we can stop killing our children’s spirits / hearts, and even to awaken these
InActivists that they might beign to really help Darfur, and not just pleasure themselves, then I am to be praised.
By the way, are there achievements in your life that qualify you for such criticism of me? Somehow that would not be
my guess: You show surprisingly little understanding of how significant change is caused, what it takes; yoou show
great defensiveness; cowardice hiding behind anonymous criticism; and little concern or compassion for Darfur. Maybe
I’m incorrect.
Your brother, Start Loving
JOB #1: CREATE PEACEMAKER COMMUNITIES FOR YOUTH (2007-05-03 02:32)
Whether imaginary or real, God will ask we who kinda get it: WHAT DID YOU DO TO CREATE
”GREENHOUSES” FOR THE TEENS AND EARLY 20’S THAT HAD SOME HEART/LIFE LEFT? THEY
WERE OUR ENTIRE HOPE.
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Every week maybe two marvelous young souls find me. They don’t have a chance. Who will encourage their
Humanity? Who will shelter, encourage, train, teach, labor with them? They are completely at the mercy of
the Beast - the US military industrial complex.
There is no hope until this changes. We must become the Church in fact, not name. We must protect our
”children” from otherwise certain death.
FAMILY TO YOU? CARETAKERS OF YOUR LEAST OF THESE (2007-05-03 02:36)
What if your family is Darfur? Haiti? Congo? Palestine?...
Then it would seem you do not have a family to you. This is quite endurable, but profoundly tragic.
Oh God, we must ”wake up and see we are all family;” Start Loving.
Yes of course you are always a family to all.
10. ”For Thine is the Kingdom, Power, Glory....” (2007-05-03 02:47)
I never even had the slightest interest in this part of the Our Father.
Now, it is quite significant to me - because it has become concrete and clear for me that it is absolutely and
completely true.
We choose the Kingdom in which we reside. The vast majority of us select the Kingdom of Selfishness / Evil.
This kingdom is a cesspool of pleasure, completely devoid of Joy, Life, Love, Peace, Hope, future.
Jesus died to get us to choose His Father’s Kingdom - THE HEART - Love, Life, Joy, Truth, Peace, Hope,
Future. I live there now pretty much. IT IS THE ONLY KINGDOM, the only place to Live. It is the greatest
power in the universe- Love, Truth, Life ARE God - the all powerful. This is the Kingdom / Life of Glory,
there is no other.
”Witness;” this word is applied to me. VISION is meant? (2007-05-03 17:25)
The first time I remember hearing the word ”witness” was from the writer that did the 12/31/01 Phila Inquirer
article on the work I was doing for the children in Chester, PA. Months before the article come out he was
interviewing me at a diner and told me I was a ”witness.” I had no idea what he was talking about. I did not
understand it then. I am just beginning to understand.
The next times I recall hearing ”witness” was from the God-send of a writer of the Washington Post article
Start Loving, Day 64 Sudan Embassy Hunger Strike ([1]A Hunger For Justice : Darfur Becomes One Man’s
Cause for Deprivation Delphine Schrank, C01 (Post) Washington Post, April 14, 2007). She frequently spoke
of ”witness” in conjunction with me.
Now, what I HAVE long associated with myself is Vision - seeing things that others don’t: crucial situations,
dire threats, enormous opportunities, paths toward achievement of those opportunities. I suspect that what
these others have called ”witness” corresponds closely to the capacity I seem to have for Vision.
I’m guessing that their word ”witness” captures an aspect of behavior - the ”witness” becomes a moral captive
of what they have seen - knowledge is responsibility. The witness is obligated to act.
This is how I feel when a Vision developes within me and captivates me. Currently the Visions that captivate
me are of:
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1. The easy and crucial Rescue and Restore of Darfur;
2. The Redemption of our lost Humanity by the crying need of our Darfur family before so little Humanity
is left on earth that entropy finishes us off;
3. That ”global family” must finally and immediately come to reign or it is game over for InHumane earth;
4. That Heaven on Earth is immediately available to each and any person that dedicates themself to being
”family” to all of Humanity.
1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/13/AR2007041302195.html
”History is made by... people who commit their lives...” Dave Dellinger (2007-05-04 09:51)
”History is made by people who commit themselves, their lives, and their energies to the struggle.” [1]David
Dellinger
1. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
PROSTITUTION: ”DEVOTING ONE’S TALENT TO UNWORTHY CAUSE...”
(2007-05-04 10:06)
PROSTITUTION: 2. The act or an instance of offering or devoting one’s talent to an unworthy use or cause.
[1]American Heritage Dictionary - [2]Cite This Source
1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prostitution
2. http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?qh=prostitution&ia=ahd4
HER BABY’S LIFE IS WORTH $10 TRILLION (2007-05-04 12:51)
Everything I live and preach comes down to this central understanding and belief - HER BABY’S LIFE IS
WORTH $10 TRILLION - and that ”she” makes this choice out of preference - it feels better than the $10
trillion would make her feel.
What this situation proves is that Joy (that comes from advancing the life of ”the least of these” - her baby
in my example) trumps Pleasure ( $10 trillion). THIS IS ROOTED IN OUR DNA.
What I give my life to lead people to is - all waking hours experiencing Joy / Life / Truth fully. Experience
of Joy / Life / Truth happens with certainty, and only happens at all when one keeps theirself, acting from
from their heart Heart / Soul, in the service of ”the least of these (their baby, Darfuries, Palestinians, inner
city youth....)” When the nervous system senses that service of ”the least of these” is happening, the chemical
cocktail Joy is released. Unlike the cocktail ”pleasure” the Joy cocktail can flow with undiminished effect the
waking part of 24/7 X 100 years!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and [that] your joy may be complete.
(Jn. 15:9-11)
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YOU ARE A LEADER. YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THAT FACT. (2007-05-04 13:58)
We all influence others, we all lead others. This is the meaning of our lives - how we influence others.
Even in death, even after our individual death, our life will go on influencing everyone that was influenced by
us in life, and everyone and everything that they influence.
This is an awesome, wonderful opportunity.
YOUR LIFE HAS MEANING. You cannot escape this. What will the meaning be for your ”dearest,” for
”the least of these,” etc, etc....
”Never think that an individual cannot change the world. It is the only thing that ever has,” Start Loving.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GOD, NOT TO PEOPLE. (2007-05-04 14:09)
”Love / Life / Truth are God,” Start Loving (paraphrase of Gandhi, Paul, Teresa, Jesus....)
”I will admit but one tyrant in my life, the still small voice within,” Gandhi.
If I am inebriated out of my mind, hit by a car, bleeding to death on the side of the road, an MD walks by
and in my stupor I yell that I do NOT want help, what is the moral / humane responsibility of the M.D.?
She, the M.D. is obligated by her independence, knowledge, ability and humanity to help, TO DIAGNOSE
THE NEED AND ACT TO HER BEST ABILITY, DESPITE MY STATED WISHES.
YOU ARE IN NO DIFFERENT OF A POSITION. You can never defer your responsibility to another. If
you defer to the desires, wishes, judgement of another, including your dearest (spouse, child, parent...) THAT
IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
YOU AND ME must always judge what is best for our brothers and sisters and to act accordingly, exactly as
the M.D. is obligated to do. We can never escape this.
We must keep ourselves before (what we can imagine or pretend of an all knowing, all Loving) God as judge
of what we do.
Clearly God will never accept from me or you, ”Well Father, I did it because it is what so-and-so wanted!”
Pretty lame, huh?
Parable of the ’seed falling on the path, rocky soil....” (2007-05-04 16:10)
Mark 4 [1]3 ”Hear this! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the
birds came and ate it up. 5 Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil. It sprang up at once
because the soil was not deep. 6 And when the sun rose, it was scorched and it withered for lack of roots. 7
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain. 8 And some
seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”
Well duh, but for me only within recent days is this scripture coming alive for me. It is coming alive as I
watch / experience the results of various encounters I have with folks as they encounter what is up with my
walk / path / Life:
Someone says after asking what I need: ”Oh, I’ll bring you water!,” and then never comes back. SEED ON
THE PATH.
Another says: ”I’ll be back!” and is, once, and never again.” SEED ON THE ROCKY SOIL.
Another says: ”Wow, this guy might be the most courageous guy, Jesus following guy, I’ve ever heard of!”
But their friends say different and contact ends. SEED AMONG THE THORNS.
Another says (though their behavior): ”What an irritating jerk!” And then brings water and whatever is
needed every day, day after day.” SEED ON FERTILE SOIL.
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And there are many cases I am experiencing and recognizing in these four categories as the days go on.
How long will we choose Hell by ignoring the directions to Heaven that Jesus gave us?
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark4.htm#foot3
Ransom. Redeem. (2007-05-04 16:10)
”A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his
enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act,” Gandhi
As always in my life of recent years, I’m doing stuff led by Love (God) and therefore my Head can’t make
sense of what I am doing till quite a bit afterward. This occurs almost daily - beginning to realize way after
the fact what sense there is in this or that decision that I’ve made or path that I’ve been walking.
That Jesus somehow Ransomed our Lives and Redeemed us is written of in the Bible.
Now this is beginning to make sense to me as I see what Love / Life / Truth (God) has me doing.
THE ONLY WAY TO ESTABLISH THE PRICE / VALUE OF SOMETHING AND TO ACQUIRE IT IS
TO PAY THE PRICE WHEN NECESSARY / REQUIRED. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY. RIGHT? A
PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY; OR AT LEAST VIOLATING THIS TRUISM IS AN EXTREME IMPRAC-
TICALITY. [In other words how to you establish the fact of extreme Love / Unconditional Love without -
SHOWING COMPLETE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE; THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.]
The point?!?!?! To show us how desperately important it is to purchase our lives back from Selfishness / Lust
/ Flesh in order to return us to the health of our ”home” state / condition of Love / Life / Joy... Jesus had to
PAY THE PRICE / REDEEM US / RANSOM US - BY GIVING HIS LIFE FOR US.
Well, the price (ransom, redemption) in such matters does not have to be either set or paid in 100 % of the
transactions. (Ahh, that this were true in the purchase of AIDS drugs for example; that we could purchase
one prescription and then get refills for a lifetime!) But it DOES have to be done (Set, Paid) in some %: 1 %?
10 %? For example, for a child to truly know that his/her parent loves them to the extreme, the parent does
not need to surmount an emergency out of love for them every hour. But it probably does need to happen
several times within the child’s youth!
We shouldn’t need a Jesus in our lives sacrificing His life for us to the extreme every day or year. But WAY
MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 2,000 YEARS IS NEEDED!!!!
[Start, you are rambling!] Hmmm. I’m called to BE Ransom, the price of Redemption... for Chester children,
Darfur.... and maybe many causes in the future. And, YOU are AT A MINIMUM called by Love / God to
be the price Ransom / Redemption for some Loved one(s) in your life in an obvious emergency.
ALL HUMAN BEINGS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO ATTAIN RELATIVELY FULL PSYCHOLOGICAL
HEALTH (a tiny minority of us in today’s ultimately TOXIC CULTURE tragically) are called to be Re-
demption / Ransom for Humanity pretty extremely as a mainstay of our lives until the planet begins to get
back on track.
By the way, being called to a life of extreme Redemption / Ransom within the realm of Joy / Love / Life is
the equivalent of winning the $1 billion Lottery in the world of Selfishness / Flesh / Mammon. Life does not
get better than this.
[I hope you stayed with this post. Sorry I couldn’t do better with it. Yet.]
PARABLE OF: ”DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT YOU WILL EAT....”
(2007-05-04 16:11)
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.
[1]Matthew 6 25”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your
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body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father
feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to
his life[[2]b]?
Probably for every person that goes hang-gliding (wind surfing, parasailing, parachuting, skiing, mountain
climbing, whitewater rafting...) 1,000 thrill to the idea because their nervous system resonates positively,
but do not try it for a variety of related reasons: too dangerous, too scary, too hard, too weird.... They just
cannot imagine doing it themselves: deficient VISION, IMAGINATION, COURAGE, PSYCHOLOGICAL
HEALTH... and yes, maybe physical, financial or moral reasons!
Hay START!!!!!!!! to the point please!!!! Hmmmm.
FOLLOWING LOVE / LIFE / JOY (JESUS / GOD) IS LIKE THESE OTHER ”DANGEROUS,” ”TERRI-
FYING” ACTIVITIES. IT REQUIRES TREMENDOUS VISION, IMAGINATION, COURAGE, PSYCHO-
LOGICAL HEALTH!
WHY? BECAUSE FOLLOWING JESUS / GOD DEFIES ALL THE COMFORT-ZONE ISSUES OF THE
FLESH / BODY / SELFISHNESS!!!
BUT I AM DOING IT NOW, FOR MONTHS NOW (and really pretty extremely for going on 12 years now).
OH MY GOD, IT IS AWESOME:
1. It looks like you will literally starve, but you do not. You have everything you need!!!!!!!!!
2. It looks like your life will consist of misery, but it is nothing but Joy / Life / Love every second. Yes,
and Agony (but in the background).
3. It looks like you will be alone, but you have true family / friends in abundance for the first time, or to
an extreme for the first time.
4. It looks like you are leaving behind the ability to impact the world (no resources, transportation,
technology, connections...) but actually you gain participation in / partnership with Life / Love - GOD
- the greatest power in the universe!
5. Etc.
Why would I lie about this? THERE IS NOTHING FOR ME TO GAIN SELFISHLY BY LYING TO YOU.
1. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=47&chapter=6&version=31
2. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=47&chapter=6&version=31#fen-NIV-23310b
The ”Kingdom” never can be forced (2007-05-04 16:20)
The ”Kingdom,” the Heart never can be forced. Attempts to Force, Coerce or Trick at best will long delay, if
not forever prevent the movement from Hell / Flesh into the Kingdom / Heart.
SATAN NOT JESUS WOULD BLOCK ”HEAVEN” WITH DOGMA (2007-05-04 16:23)
An [1]honest dialog with some ”Christians” elicited comments from me including the following:
”What do you think Jesus, our Brother, or God our Father will examine us regarding when they are deciding
whether for us it is Heaven or Hell? From your site in my reading last night it seems you believe They will
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focus on what we believed - whether we ascribed to the right dogmatic beliefs [professing Resurrection, ”Son
of God,” etc]. Do you think God and Jesus are gamers? Are they so narrow, bored, twisted, sadistic... that
you think they have set up some sort of Beliefs Obstacle Course and if you obey the right few rules, recite
the correct Dogma, have the right few ”beliefs” you win; otherwise hell forever. Come on folks, that is Satan!
Satan would do that.
God is our Father/Mother. Jesus is our Master and Brother. They love us. They don’t need anything from
us. Like all good Family they only WANT FOR us.
They want us to LOVE OUR BROTHERS AS OUR SELF, for our Joy of it, for the Kingdom Coming of it.
This, THIS is the only thing they will discuss with us, examine us regarding as to our destination of Heaven
or Hell. ’Did you love your brother as yourself? Did you do unto the least of these All that you would have
them do unto you,’ THIS is all they will discuss with us.
To decide anything else from Jesus words is to decide again that He is a trickster, with an enormous ego that
wants to be amused and flattered by watching us writhe around trying to guess what He wants to please /
pleasure Him. If that is what they are, God and Jesus, I’ll take their Hell any day.
But that is not them. The are pure love for us as Father / Brother / Mother / Master. Like all such, they
want Heaven on Earth for us that as they promised is guaranteed: THY KINGDOM COMES AS THY WILL
IS DONE. Doing Their will as best we can imagine it for the least of these their family...
1. Gives the doer complete Joy, Peace, Love, Life exactly as Jesus promised;
2. Moves the material world in the direction of what our Father’s Kingdom here should be - Perfect
Brotherhood.
Your always Loving brother, Start
1. http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/intellectuelle/archives/003604.html
Start L.’s Tattoo, Hair, finances, etc. (2007-05-04 16:36)
5/5/07 4:34pm
I posted this title yesterday. Since 10:15am this morning I’ve been sponging free wi-fi and coffee refils off
of Panera bread while my Phila family does their retail business. Panera is a pretty upscale, sophisticated
clientelle.
45 minutes ago the manager came over to my table. One might have expected a bit of irritation at a ”sponger,”
”wierdo” in an orange sweatshirt with a TATTO ON HIS HEAD!
The manager is maybe 25. A big, handsome fella. Slight baby face. Strong people skills. Well suited to
managing a pretty big, prestigeous business like this.
Well, he did come over because of the tattoo. HE WANTED TO TALK JESUS. And we did for about 20
minutes. No hold barred. He was pleased and excited by the tattoo. He knows scripture 100 times better
than me. Obvously he is not nearly as radical as me, but he is a genuine seeker - not a dogmatist.
———————-
If you and I were sitting together at this moment within feet of one another and I was bouncing, shaking,
jerking, rising, falling... you’d be pretty concerned and freaked out! In fact, under conditions that we in this
sick society consider ”normal” I too would be freaked out!
Unless we were sitting together in a raft going down [1]Class 5 Rapids. You would not be freaked out because
of course you could see that I was being acted upon by forces way beyond my control (unless I chose to steer
over to the bank and got on dry land).
Well, not [2]Class 5 Rapids have I thrown myself on, but rather the ultimate force of Jesus / God / Love /
Life. RESULTS INCLUDE:
• My hair is extremely long.
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• My clothes are border getto / sloppy.
• Homeless, pennyless living on the street.
• The tattoo!??!? Oh my.
There has not been one nano second since I took these on that they have felt other than totally normal and
appropriate. I find this amazing. There have been seconds in my own imagination when I have ”seen” that to
others they could be shocking, horrifying, absurd, wierd, freaky....
You who know me know that I am a pretty observant, sensative guy. You who do not know me can somewhat
assume this when you consider that my livelyhood (pretty big bucks) has depended on such traits - executive
management, sales, retail.... Well, these characteristics have only improved and using them I’ll report that
since the tattoo, clothes, hair... what encounters I’ve had these have not yet been any sort of negative! Yes,
it is possible that they have prevented encounters that otherwise would have happened; AND DOUBLESS
THIS WILL BE THE CASE AS MONTHS AND YEARS GO ON! But those are by definition encounters
I don’t have time for now, and for the role I need to play on earth, I never will have time for (See post:
[3]STARTING A MOVEMENT? EXCLUDE THE MASSES!!!!!!!!).
• And, would there have been a sectional front page big spread, highly favorable article in the Washington
Post ([4]A Hunger For Justice - washingtonpost.com) if I had NOT had these new, abnormal attributes?
WITH 2 HUGE PICTURES? WITH FEATURING ON THEIR WEB PAGE?
• And would the Panera manager have come over for an important, Sacred encounter?
• Would a handful of the finest young souls imaginable, real Truth seekers, have at significant effort made
and maintained contact with me?
• Would a woman in Camden on the bus have come and sat next to me having seen the tattoo to ask
about it, smile, and deeply enjoy the encounter?
• Would several of the most heroic activists in the world be deeply in support of my efforts ([5]Ellen,
[6]Thomas, [7]Dianne, [8]Anne).
• Etc.
• Etc....
It proves nothing, but I find it more than an interesting comparison:
MatthewChapter 11 6 Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, ”What did you go out to the desert
to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine clothing?
Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces. 9 Then why did you go out? To see a prophet? [9]7 Yes, I
tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written: ’Behold, I am sending my
messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.’ 11 Amen, I say to you, among those born of
women there has been none greater than John the Baptist....
• Marines are a specialized role. They do not look ”normal” except in the context of being a Marine.
• Bouncers do not look normal, except in the context of their jobs.
• M.D.’s are usually in scrubs and nurses in uniforms.
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Start Loving is a would be Saviour.
——————
That Panera manager just came back and we talked Jesus for another 20 minutes. :-)
1. http://www.personal.psu.edu/pce3/images/pce_raft.jpg
2. http://www.personal.psu.edu/pce3/images/pce_raft.jpg
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/starting-movement-exclude-masses.html
4. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/13/AR2007041302195_pf.html
5. http://www.nucnews.net/
6. http://www.prop1.org/
7. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/11/1452200
8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Wright
9. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew11.htm#foot7
GOD’S ECONOMY - ”GLOBAL FAMILY” EXISTS (opposite of Consumer Capitalism)
(2007-05-04 16:37)
Chief Maquinna, Nootka: ”Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank
and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back
with interest. ”We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we
give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel
good. Our way of giving is our bank.”
1ST EXAMPLE OF GOD’S ECONOMY: ”...He said to Jesus, ”And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied,
”A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and
went off leaving him half-dead. 31 12 A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him,
he passed by on the opposite side. 32 Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed
by on the opposite side.
33 But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. 34 He approached
the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own
animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.
35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ’Take care
of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ 36 Which of these
three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” 37 He answered, ”The one who treated him
with mercy.” Jesus said to him, ”Go and do likewise.” The victim (brother in need) did not request help, did
not pay, yet he was fully and lovingly cared for. How did this happen? He had a genuine, Humane need. A
brother, and un-dehumanized fellow being ”saw” the need.
2ND EXAMPLE OF GOD’S ECONOMY: 2ND week of January 2007 Start Loving arrived at the White
House with a few $’s in his pocket, zero plan for ”survival” but a determination to give his life as effectively
as possible to save his Darfur family. Well almost five months later Start Loving is alive and well. If he has
”earned” his ”survival,” his ”flourishing” actually it has been through continuing to give his life to ”the least
of these,” and this has evoked Love / God in others to keep Her Son, Her brother alive. Three people in
particular, but dozens in small ways have made it their business to keep their ”brother” Start among them -
alive and well. The only time I can remembering asking for anything is this weekend when my beloved sister
who along with her husband have offered ”whatever you need, whenever!” was asked by me to fund a book I
desperately wanted for her family, the price of coffee and a plain bagle, Septa fare of $4.00, and $10 for a new
watch battery. Over all that time Love / God through Her instruments large and small have ”seen” the need
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and provided with no request of any kind from me:
five months of food
warm clothes
shelter agains extreme weather
water
vitimins
transportation as required
assistance with the campaign - blogging, promotion, networking...
new posters ( $130)
PLEASE PONDER THESE TWO EXAMPLES: [TO BE CONTINUED]
2 DIFFERENT FATHERS. 2 DIFFERENT FAMILIES. (2007-05-04 16:41)
Which ”Father” do you choose? Which ”Family” do you choose. We cannot avoid choosing. We DO HAVE
one Father / Family OR the other.
[1]Jn 8:31-42
They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.”
Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children,
you would be doing the works of Abraham.
But now you are trying to kill me,
a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God;
Abraham did not do this.
You are doing the works of your father!”
So they said to him, “We were not born of fornication.
We have one Father, God.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me,
for I came from God and am here;
I did not come on my own, but he sent me.”
I recall reading or hearing little if anything disucssed about these passages or this concept Jesus put forth of
2 families, 2 Fathers. I recall discussions ad nausum about DO NOT JUDGE, nonesene by fauxChristians to
enable ”Christain” to be a club membership and not a RADICAL WAY OF LIFE - GLOBAL FAMILY.
To serve our brothers we need to become wise in what choice we AND THEY have made. Otherwise, how
can we be ”Saved,” or to ”Save?”
1. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/john/john8.htm#v31
LIFE DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS (2007-05-04 16:44)
It has been weeks since I’ve testified / witnessed on this subject.
Never have I borne such physical suffering and sacrifice. Never have I been filled with such Joy / Peace /
Love / Life.
Christian? GLOBAL FAMILY MEMBER - BROTHER / SISTER. (2007-05-04 16:50)
Self evident? Indisputable?
Not yet family to everyone, or fully dedicated to be so? Not yet Christian.
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Get LOVE (OPPOSITE OF LUST!!!!!) and you Get GOD (OPPOSITE OF MAM-
MON)! (2007-05-05 10:04)
”When you are on the side of Love you are on the side of God Almighty, and God Almighty is on your side,”
Start Loving.
I just cannot explain the power I have experienced / witnessed any different. Any miracles for which I have
been midwife can only be explained through this almighty power that is released when Love is released /
awakened to reign among men.
The enemy of the GREAT is the GOOD (2007-05-05 14:01)
”The enemy of the great is the good,” anonymous. This is simply true. Not sure where I heard it. Maybe at
a Steven Covey Executive Leadership Seminar.
[1]USCCB - NAB - Matthew 7 13 [2]7 [3]8 ”Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the
road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. 14 How narrow the gate and
constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.
If you settle for the ”good” you will not obtain the ”great,” you will not live with and walk with God, you will
not know Heaven. You will not live a life of Joy, nor will your ”children,” nor your spouse, nor others that
you lead.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot7
3. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot8
Start L. - Startle :-) (2007-05-05 15:31)
[1]Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - [2]Cite This Source
star·tle [3]Pronunciation verb, -tled, -tling, noun
–verb (used with object)
1. to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm.
2. to cause to start involuntarily, by or as by a sudden shock. –verb (used without object)
3. to start involuntarily, as from a shock of surprise or alarm. –noun
4. a sudden shock of surprise, alarm, or the like.
5. something that startles.
[Origin: bef. 1100; ME stertlen to rush, caper, equiv. to stert(en) to [4]start + -(e)len [5]-le, or continuing
OE steartlian to kick, struggle] ÷Related forms
star·tle·ment, noun
startler, noun
÷Synonyms 1. scare, frighten, astonish. See [6]shock1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House,
Inc. 2006.
:-)
Start L.
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1. http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna.html
2. http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?qh=startle&ia=luna
3. https:
//secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2Fstartle
4. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=start
5. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=-le
6. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=shock
”But I’m so comfortable with my ”normal” life!” (2007-05-06 12:40)
PAIN AND SUFFERING ARE OPTIONAL ”LUXURIES” (2007-05-06 12:41)
Briefly, weeks ago when I was bearing levels of pain at the Embassy that are new to me the following gift of
awareness came to me.
I imagined that I was in a Holocaust Death Camp where I knew that the truth was - if you limped, you were
defective - YOU WERE KILLED INSTANTLY.
Imagine what that meant. I did. ”Pain” and ”Suffering” became luxuries THAT PEOPLE DID NOT
INDULGE.
The point? We have unimagined abilities to IGNORE, TOTALLY DIVERT OUR ATTENTION FROM
PAIN AND SUFFERING.
PAIN AND SUFFERING ARE A CHOICE WE MAKE.
Bonnie’s blog: Searching for Jesus with Start. Con’t (2007-05-13 00:39)
This continues to be a very valuable life and death search for the true Jesus at her Blog:
[1]http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/intellectuelle/archives/003 610.html I suggest reading the whole thing.
Our discussion of the last few days:
Dear Start,
I do thank you for this conversation. I have nothing new to add but would like to reiterate a few points:
1) You misunderstand love as it is referred to in the two new commandments. It is not a sentimental thing,
done merely from passion for humanity. To love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength is to love
Him in truth, meaning, for who He is and for the truth about Him, Jesus, ourselves, and the world.
2) The “greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends” is from John 15. Earlier in that
chapter Jesus says (paraphrased), “unless you remain in me you cannot bear fruit. Anyone who does not
remain in me will be thrown out like a branch, wither, and be burned.” Then He says, “love one another as I
love you. Greater love hath no man...”
The context is important for understanding these verses. I encourage you to read this entire passage as well
as the other ones I have quoted.
Laying down one’s life for one’s friends is not the same as destroying one’s life for one’s friends. It means to
lay aside one’s ambitions and comforts, and put one’s life on the line should that become necessary. To be
willing to die to protect others or for the cause of Christ, as did Stephen (Acts 7:54-60), Joan of Arc, Dietrich
Bonhoeffer, hundreds if not thousands of soldiers, and, recently, Professor Librescu at Virginia Tech.
There is no evidence that your efforts will effect help for Darfur. This is not to say that we should not love
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people unless they love us back, but that our help must be actual. If you have a sense that, by hunger-striking,
you have power to help the cause, it is a false sense.
3) My statements about my own involvement in the Darfur crisis are not about how I feel, nor whether I
grieve for those who are suffering (I do), but about what I can do. You acknowledge this yourself, that there
are many different needs in the world and everyone has different callings.
If those suffering in Darfur are my friends and relatives, then the VVF sufferers in Africa are your sisters,
and the people who come to our local soup kitchen are your family too. My own blood and legal relatives are
also your relatives, and you and your wife and children and other relatives are mine.
If you are speaking of the entire human family, then the corporate CEOs in this country are your family as
well as those who hurl rude words as you picket outside the embassy. As are the members of the Sudanese
government and the Arab militia who perpetuated the horrific abuse in the first place.
In peace,
Bonnie
Posted by: Bonnie at May 10, 2007 2:09 PM
Dear Bonnie,
”There is no evidence that your efforts will effect help for Darfur. This is not to say that we should not love
people unless they love us back, but that our help must be actual. If you have a sense that, by hunger-striking,
you have power to help the cause, it is a false sense.”
What a fantastic comment! On what wisdom, knowledge, and expertise do you base this? Have you stopped
a genocide before? Me either. Have you repeatedly workes ”miraculous” turn-arounds of major situations? I
have. Are you quite an expert in nonviolent actions? I am. Are you quite intimate with the traffic patterns,
location, my actions, my daily routine, the recent NPR piece... to do with my specific actions and impact
regarding Darfur on the people of DC and the nation? Hmmmm.
Also, yes of course I mean all people on the planet are my family. What do you know of me that would
suggest anything other than this?
Start Loving
Posted by: Start Loving at May 12, 2007 10:40 PM
Dear Bonnie,
I find honesty and an attempt at truth in what you write. You are blunt with me but with what is at stake
this is right. I pray that the same is true of me. I am upset, and I think you are too. I certainly am because
I believe the beliefs, the interpretation you help to proliferate bars us from Heaven in this lifetime and the
next. And, I suspect you have similar concerns about mine.
I too feel the need to summarize or restate points:
I believe that your legalistic view of Jesus and His teachings, the 99.99 % prevailing view among self proclaimed
”Christians” has reduced His teachings to precisely what He died to eliminate. This does not require malice
and I make no accusation of any. It requires incredible blindness - that of the Mind ungoverned by a barely
functioning Heart.
What kind of a god would rig this cosmic sweepstakes you seem to believe in? If you draw the lucky circum-
stances of a sufficiently dogmatic ”Christian” family or experience that you profess properly; no matter how
much one ”does unto the least of these” under your legalistic ”Christianity,” or some other belief system, the
”proper professors” go to Heaven!!!! What kind of ”Father” would do such cruel nonsense? NOT A LOVING
GOD. Gandhi for example - one of the few followers in history of Jesus ethic of love? One of the few Hearts
that Loved all people, as Jesus Loved? Someone for whom Teresa of Calcutta had boundless respect and
admiration? HELL FOR THAT MAN!!! He does not profess me as his lord and savior! Do you really want
to be in league with such a petty gamester God? I do not. I AM not. Nor was Jesus.
This legalism (sorry, I don’t know a better way to express how I see your beliefs) of your system, you
really think a Loving Son of God, a carpenter teaching ”fishermen,” would come up with such convoluted
phrasing and structures? ”Well yes, I said, ”Love God...,” and ”Love your neighbor...” and ”These are the
two commandments.” ”Hmmm, yes, these sound simple and straightforward but they are not! Be sure to
read the context (written 10’s or 100’s of years later NOT by Jesus!) How cruel! And, He didn’t set the real
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”professing” rule did he? Wasn’t that one of the Apostles? Hmm. The real rule for getting into Heaven and
the Son of God forgets to mention it, or to make it clear? Odd.
Are you not the least bit disturbed that your legalistic ”Christianity” has produced the most non-Loving
(”They will know you by how you Love one another,” and from 1 John, ”Whoever claims to abide in [Jesus]
aught to live just like He lived”), the most un-Jesus-like culture known to man? Consumer Capitalism -
”do unto others before they can do unto you” is our true Religion, we U.S. Christians; I implore you to see
more about we legalistic ”Christians” in a speech by Dom Helder Camara, Archbishop of Recif Brazil at
peaceandnonviolence [[dot]]blogspot [[dot]] com/2007/03/fetters-of-injustice-dom-helder-camara. A quote
that gives a flavor: ”Our responsibility as Christians makes us tremble. The northern hemisphere, the
developed area of the world, the 20 % who possess 80 % of the world’s resources, are of Christian origin.
What impression can our African and Asian brethren and the masses in Latin America have of Christianity, if
the tree is to be judged by its fruits? For we Christians are largely responsible for the unjust world in which
we live... [a social ”order”] that consists in leaving millions of God’s children in miserable poverty, should
rather be called social disorder, systematized injustice. Private ownership? Is it not evident to everyone that
on this point we Christians have abandoned the Fathers of the Church, and that we have ended by attributing
divine right to private ownership, whereas God’s law says that the wealth of the world should be shared by
all, and should never form odious, oppressive monopolies?”
Does it not interest you at all that when people, the one in a billion that finds the courage and responds to
Jesus not a legalistic entity but as a brilliant, most Loving man in history, people like Gandhi, Bhave, Teresa,
Francis of Assisi, ML King you get people that briefly at least, transform the world clearly in the direction
of Heaven on Earth? Not so for the Legalists. But they don’t really believe in Heaven on Earth do they?
Heaven AFTER earth is their interest.
I could go on, and on. But the above is enough.
I am not trying to argue, or to win an argument; nor that you have been for which I convey my respect. I do
think you and I are dialoging on the entirety of matters in life - on the entirety of what we need to get right.
And we’ve been warned that it is extremely difficult to do so. ”The will kill you and think they are doing
God’s will.”
Your Loving brother, Start
1. http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/intellectuelle/archives/003610.html
BROTHERS AND SISTERS I HAVE NONE (2007-05-13 00:45)
YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO BE HURT OR OTHERWISE BY THE FOLLOWING. IT IS NO MORAL
JUDGEMENT, AND IT IS ENTIRELY FALLIBLE DUE TO MY AUTHORSHIP.
Today was a great day. But I am really hurting, too. The agony and ecstasy - always together.
Maybe you have children. If not, imagine that you do. Imagine that you have wonderful friends and ”family.”
They love you. They even sacrifice for you! But they don’t love your children. And they would not, and do
not sacrifice for your children. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? One of the things you would feel is, ”Brothers
and sisters I have none!” A void. Because ”real” brothers and sisters, ”family” WOULD love and sacrifice for
your children. Right?
That’s how I feel today, a deep void. And deep sadness. And great hopelessness. Nobody loves my Darfur
children. [”In the face of suffering Love cannot remain passive,” Teresa of Calcutta. (paraphrase)] Nobody
can even consider sacrificing for my Darfur children (besides Reeves, Farrow, and two people in Darfur that I
know of. FORGIVE MY ERRORS. CORRECT ME.)
I / we Darfuries have no family, including you, right? This is very hard to face. Jesus too has no family - ”as
you do unto the least of these my family, you do unto me.” He too feels the void.
Please God, make this change. Soon. Very, very, very soon. Don’t worry about me, and Jesus will be ok too.
But the children. And my beloved dear ones here in the states. Bring them more aLive. Please? PLEASE?
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Make them wake up to the fact that they have divorced, DIVORCED their children, just like I did all those
years. This must not stand.
Miracles. From Julie. (2007-05-13 00:58)
Beautiful Julie.
”Never doubt that a committed individual cannot change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
[Small groups start with one individual,]” Start Loving
[1]4:07 at YOUTUBE
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY
NPR / DARFUR / EISELE / START LOVING (2007-05-13 01:10)
Commentary: [1]Hunger Striker Wants to Make Difference in Darfur
May-06-2007, All Things Considered
...believes his actions can make a difference in Darfur. He inspired this commentary from NPR’s Kitty Eisele.
KITTY EISELE: He calls himself ?Start Loving,? but actually it’s the last...
[2]Listeners Letters: McGinley Commentary, Immigrant Profile
[3]All Things Considered, May 12, 2007 · Listeners air their thoughts on Kitty Eisele’s commentary about
Jay McGinley, and Debbie Elliot’s profile of Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, a former illegal migrant worker,
now a citizen and a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University.
Start Loving - In defense of Ms. Eisele: ”I take it as a kindness in support of the Darfur cause that NPR
aired the comment above from the California listener. With all respect and affection for the listener, this
Californian clearly did NOT understand Ms. Eisele’s report. Clearly Ms. Eisele was communicating with
courageous honesty her conflicted support and respect for my embrace of people 6000 miles away; and making
herself extremely vulnerable to criticism through her selfless self-depreciation. God bless your courage, insight,
compassion, skill and support for Darfur Ms. Eisele. Tragically so far, one in a million posses or use these
wonderful characteristics you have displayed.”
Start Loving correcting Ms. Eisele regarding White House protesters: ”Among the only people in the world
”sane” enough to stand for their brothers and sisters in Darfur, Iraq and other places thousands of miles
from the U.S. are some of those ”crazy” White House protesters you so carelessly maligned. Ellen Thomas,
with support from her husband Thomas is the only person yet to come forward with daily support of the
Sudan Embassy Darfur Action for which you have at least guarded hope. Ellen was one of those White
House demonstrators for 18 years, and now chairs the [4]Washington Peace Center and is a world respected
anti [5]Nuclear activist. [6]Thomas is in his 26th year of White House vigil against nuclear armaments and
for truth and wisdom in government. Thomas and Ellen’s bill [7]Prop 1 to eliminate nucs worldwide has
been proposed by Rep. Eleanor Homes Norton every year for many, many years now and has ever increasing
international support. Pretty Crazy huh?
The prophets of every age are judged by their peers as ”crazy,” and by history as the only ones that were
”sane” in their time; the ones that if NOT ”stayed away from” might have averted, well, Armageddon. Please
take care. You, Ms. Eisele are so much better than that.
ps: Are there no crazies in-front-of the White House? Are there no crazies IN the White House?”
1. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10036238
2. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10154702
3. http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=2
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4. http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/
5. http://nucnews.net/nucnews/briefslv.htm
6. http://prop1.org/
7. http://prop1.org/1601intr.htm
COMMENTS ON EMBASSY CAMPAIGN to a very blunt, very wonderful sister
(2007-05-13 01:28)
Dear K. E.; [AUTHOR OF RECENT RADIO ARTCILE]
I am so honored and pleased with your publication, your visits, your concern and your suggestions. Your
Heart, Soul and Mind are too precious for me to waste. So I am going to risk the same bluntness and
brusqueness you engaged with me. I HOPE FOR YOUR ONGOING SUGGESTIONS!!!!!!!
K.E. ’Lose those dreadful, bleak, horrifying pictures on your posters Start! I don’t what to see them! No one
wants to see them! Give me something hopeful!
Start: KE, your dearest one has an attack. Clearly there is something life threatening going on. The Dr’s
have done their tests and now it is time to talk. HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT THEM TO SUGAR COAT
THE TRUTH? ZERO RIGHT? You would rather have them be cruel, blunt, hurtful clods than to sugar coat
even a little. WHY?!?! Because your loved one is at stake, you need to be totally and effectively engaged,
and TOTAL TRUTH IS YOUR KEY TO THIS! Saving Darfur will take a miracle - objectively this cannot
be disputed. ”Miracles” come only from ”families” engaged in ”emergencies.” (Remember the movie ”The
Right Stuff?” ”Failure is not an option” said the mission chief. He launched political enemies into ”family
emergency response’ mode, the caused ”miracle,” upon ”miracle” and the rest is history.) YES we have the
world’s greatest defense system in our U.S. Hearts to protect us from entering this mode with ”others,” non
”family.” But there is no other source of miracles. Save Darfur et all have tried your ”hopeful” approach
for four years. No one has more Darfur blood on their hands than does SaveDarfur.org regardless of their
good intentions. The ”family emergency” response comes from unvarnished ”Truth.” This is true in business
for god’s sake, let alone for stopping a Genocide. Want to raise millions for food relief? Hopeful signs are
your ticket. Want to STOP A GENOCIDE? UNVARNISHED TRUTH delivered with the ultimate sacrifice
(offered, if not taken) by the few (like me, SNCC, Kent State students, Harvard Students on Hunger Strike to
get living wage for their custodians....) to ignite the masses is the only way one people has ever been saved
by another. Using your imagination glance, GLANCE at [1]STARTING A MOVEMENT? EXCLUDE THE
MASSES!!!!!!!! Gandhi based his life’s work on this trust in the almighty power of Truth: “When I despair, I
remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and
murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall ÷ think of it, always,” Gandhi.
and finally...
[2]Heart of darkness
From ”Haaretz”...
”This is not a girl, she is not dying,” I think. ”This is not her spastic body, not her trembling hands. These
are not her legs, devoid of flesh, not her fly-infested face, not her expressionless eyes, not her twisted fingers.
This is not a girl,” the mind insists. ”She is not five years old. That can’t be.”
We are sitting in a tent in the Djabal refugee camp in Chad, two kilometers west of Goz Beida. A few minutes
earlier, we had been told that there was a girl in serious condition in one of the corners of the camp, and now
she is sitting across from us on a colorful mat, next to her mother and her two brothers. I [Assaf Uni] find
myself incapable of looking at her for more than a second or so, from time to time.
This denial reflex will return to me often: a kind of defense mechanism of the mind. This is not really a girl
who is dragged, crying, by soldiers into a clump of bushes to be raped; this is not a man who is savagely
mauled by a rope whip; these are not the final hours of the mute children in the hospital, their bellies
distended from hunger, their eyes in a wide vacant stare. Soon enough, though, the mind refocuses and
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starts to take in the information: This is real life in eastern Chad, the life of Sudanese refugees and Chadian
displaced persons. This is life and this is suffering on the fringes of the slaughter in Darfur.... (see link above
for full story)
K.E.: ”Not this location; not this way.”
Start: Given the above, if one accepts the above for the moment, the issue is not, ”not this location; not this
way.” The issue is: NOT ONE PERSON / MULTI FRONT ATTACK!!!!!!! One student from SNCC / ONE
SIT IN? One nonviolent soldier against Brittan in India (1000’s besides Gandhi) / JUST the Salt March?
Etc. However, ”Never believe that one committed individual cannot change the world. It is the only thing
that ever has,” Start Loving. :-) Unfortunately, without a first miracle SOON, clearly I am not going to be
the ”Start.” No one else is trying or positioning to be. God save us.
Dr. King had this to say pertenent on the subject: ”.the great stumbling block .[is the] moderate, who
is more devoted to ”order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to
the positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ”I agree with you in the goal you
seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the
timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises...
to wait for a ”more convenient season”.
Start: K.E. - Beyond this dear, dear friend, the single most disturbing, single most important writing on
nonviolent change, pertinent to this discussion, in my experience is: [3]LOVE IN ACTION, Thich Nhat Hanh
(!!! Nothing beyond hunger strike, is, or has ever been contemplated by me; and I expect nothing beyond it
ever will be contemplated by me.)
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/starting-movement-exclude-masses.html
2. http://platform.blogs.com/passionofthepresent/2007/05/international_c.html
3. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
Suffering, hmmm... without Suffering (2007-05-13 01:34)
One of those extremely problematic words that means far more to the onlooker than to the ”activist /
Christian / Humane Being.”
See:[1]SUFFERING / SACRIFICE - CHRISTIAN NAVIGATION (like ”N” on the Compass)
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/navigation-for-christian-suffering-like.html
Courage, without, er, um, Courage (2007-05-13 01:35)
One of those extremely problematic words that means far more to the onlooker than to the ”activist /
Christian / Humane Being.”
See:[1]SUFFERING / SACRIFICE - CHRISTIAN NAVIGATION (like ”N” on the Compass)
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/navigation-for-christian-suffering-like.html
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SUFFERING / SACRIFICE - CHRISTIAN NAVIGATION (like ”N” on the Compass)
(2007-05-13 01:36)
Gosh, beyond Suffering & Sacrifice are there bigger sticking / error / confusion / disinformation / distortion
points for Christian / Humane Being wannabees? Not many. Like:
Well, I don’t want to be like Jesus / Gandhi - THEY SUFFERED; I’m so glad WE do not have to!
Suffering / Sacrifice - How dreary!
I feel so guilty because I do not want to suffer / sacrifice!
Etc....
If you are reading this, you are almost certainly (this is NOT a complement) a high-achiever by the ”world’s”
standards. [I TOLD you it was not a complement.] Ok, for the sake of helping me make this point, indulge
your error a bit further. Think of 3 - 10 things you’ve accomplished that you really, really, really feel positive
about that you accomplished them. Write them down. 60 seconds. Time’s up. Ok. Which of these did you
NOT have to ”Suffer,” or ”Sacrifice” to achieve!?!?!?!?! YOU HAD TO SUFFER AND SACRIFICE FOR
MOST OR ALL, RIGHT?!?!?!
Hmmmmm. But my question was, ”things ... you really, really, really feel positive about....”
WHEN YOU ARE DOING THINGS YOU FEEL ARE IMPORTANT, YOU WILL SUFFER AND SACRI-
FICE WITHOUT, WITHOUT, WITHOUT BEING CENTRALLY AWARE THAT YOU ARE SUFFERING
AND SACRIFICING!!!!! YOU KNOW THIS!
If Joy comes from extreme service to others, really, really helping ”the least of these,” this, helping them,
is going to take a lot, A LOT of suffering and sacrifice correct? SO....... LIFE / LOVE / JOY / PEACE
LIE IN THE DIRECTION OF WHAT APPEARS, ”APPEARS” TO BE SUFFERING AND SACRIFICE.
”SUFFERING AND SACRIFICE”ARE LIKE A COMPASS, LIKE A WILLOW BRANCH, LIKE A GEIGER
COUNTER. THIS IS AWESOME TO KNOW!
USED WITH WISDOM AND ENLIGHTENMENT SUFFERING AND SACRIFICE ARE YOUR POINT-
ERS TO HEAVEN!
FOR ANYONE THAT LIVES WITHIN AND FROM THEIR HEART - THEIR SUFFERING AND SAC-
RIFICE ARE FELT 100,000 TIMES MORE BY THE ONLOOKER THAN BY THE DOER - THAN
THEY FEEL IT THEMSELVES. REFLECT ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE. REALLY IMAGINE WHAT
THE LIFE OF TERESA, GANDHI, MANDELA, KING.... FEELS LIKE TO THEM!!!!!!!!!!! SUFFER-
ING? SACRIFICE? NO MORE THAN YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED DOING THE THINGS THAT YOU
VALUED!!!!!!!!!!! IT JUST ”LOOKS” LIKE THEY SUFFERED / SACRIFICED. [How very convenient for
Satan.]
Sacrifice, without... Sacrifice (2007-05-13 01:36)
One of those extremely problematic words that means far more to the onlooker than to the ”activist /
Christian / Humane Being.”
See:
[1]SUFFERING / SACRIFICE - CHRISTIAN NAVIGATION (like ”N” on the Compass)
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/navigation-for-christian-suffering-like.html
Considering a baby? Love your existing children first. (2007-05-13 01:46)
Ok, imagine (unless in truth) that you and your spouse have a child already and you are considering another.
Imagine that one or both of you, well, er, um... hasn’t really fully bonded with that first child! Do you really
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think you would plunge ahead and have that second child before learning to love the first? I don’ think so.
Quite a few of my posts deal with the consideration of having a family.
THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS, AND CONSEQUENTIAL OF MY BLOGGING.
I AM TREADING ON SACRED GROUND, YOURS.
I AM TREADING ON SACRED GROUND - THE WORLD’S AND ITS FUTURE.
There is only one sin / error / dehumanization / Hell-construction: treating another person as ”another”
person, instead of ”FAMILY.” This is selfishness. It appears in a trillion forms. It is always a variation of this
sin - being ”not family” to any other human being.
”Few people choose Hell on Earth. We choose selfishness, and the result is Hell on Earth,” Start Loving (with
all credit to Dave Dellinger)
Can you bring your biological ”child” centrally to a life of extreme sin / error / pain?; centrally into the U.S.
way of life that is centrally and totally based on PROFOUND DIVORCE from all but literally 3, 5, 8, 12, 30
people?!??!?!
You must find your six billion brothers and sisters first. Perfectly? There is no such thing. Absolutely and
Truly? How long does it take? Minutes of the right prayer? Years of the right experiences? It depends on a
lot of things. It is the most important thing you will ever contemplate doing - for yourself, for your spouse,
for your biological children, and for the world.
You can do it, faster than you think. But it will take your whole Heart and Soul. It will give you, your
children and your spouse Heaven on Earth.
Frosh Yr College - Heaven! Start, entered Hell that summer. (2007-05-13 01:48)
To my younger brothers and sisters.
Please be warned that through no fault of your own you can expect to experience what can best be described
as ”heaven” three times in your life:
0-1 years. Love is all you are. Love / Respect / Attention is all you are likely to get.
Pre-school / Kindergarten. Ditto.
Freshman Year College: Never before or after will you be with such a high percentage of Human / Humane
/ Humanized ... humans. All have lost their dehumanizing crutches for that magical, tragically brief year.
Gone are their cliques, identities, self image, personal history, personal accomplishments. All they are, and
all they can be is ”folks,” ”brothers,” ”sisters,” ”FAMILY.” Not that perfect is it? Much closer than not for
many of us. IT WAS FOR ME!
By Sophomore year it vanishes, and if you don’t know it is NOT your fault, you may think that it IS your
fault and never recover. By sophomore year all the dehumanization is back. Folks now have a new identity,
their ”own” friends / brothers / sisters, personal history, personal accomplishments.... The family of man
is replaced by ”my friends,” not yours. It is Hell again. And there is nothing you can do to fundamentally
change this fact. What you can and must to is retain YOUR Humanity, YOUR Universal Family Embrace -
REALIZING THAT IT WILL NOT, IT WILL NOT BE RECIPROCATED!!!!!!!!!!
Start, your brother here, knew nothing of this. I experienced the horror of ”no more Heaven!” I assumed it
was my fault, I freaked out, and it took me 30 years to regain my bearings. This is no immagination.
”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Guidance for my young
friends, of every age. (2007-05-13 02:02)
It does. Mine too.
Ever since March 1st of this year when the Hunger Strike began (based on the mirror test tonight ”Auschwitz”
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will begin materializing at the Sudan Embassy this week, thank God!!!) there has not been a day when in my
Heart / Soul / Spirit I could understand why millions could stand / tolerate / abide / resist-the-inexorable-Joy
of being at the Embassy on hunger strike. Take me literally please.
Last week for four days I left the Embassy to be with family that needed to see me, in Philadelphia. Upon
return, for 24 hours I COULD NOT IMAGINE WHY ANYONE WOULD BE ON HUNGER STRIKE IN
FRONT OF THE SUDAN EMBASSY. You need to take me literally.
WE ARE OUR ENVIRONMENT. OUR ENVIRONMENT IS US. GET ON WITH. GET OVER IT.
I am as good at what I do, living out of my Heart / Spirit / Soul / Humanity - LIVING IN HEAVEN / JOY /
PEACE / LIFE / LOVE - as skilled as anyone you are ever likely to meet. In four days at this advanced stage
of my game, I almost totally lost my bearings. Despite being with one of the healthiest families of the ”world,”
they are of the world - The American way of life with all its luxuries and DISTRACTIONS-FROM-LIFE:
pleasures, comforts, DIVORCE FROM / ABSENCE OF / MINDLESSNESS OF / EVIDENCELESSNESS
OF-THE LEAST-OF-THESE, movies, candy, expensive mattresses (where you can actually lie down!), lots
of chatting, grocery stores with a million choices, free / recreational / leisure time....
Hold on!!! Start, this is normal stuff that everyone has!!!!!!!!!!!!! True. Everyone except about five billion of
our brothers and sisters worldwide. Everyone except the likes of Start Loving and EVERY OTHER would
be Christian / Saint. Everyone except the likes of Start Loving, BY JOYFUL CHOICE, FOR THE LAST,
BLESSED SIX MONTHS! The most Joyful months of his life! Free of crap! Free of junk food. [Yes my
beloved, this is very hard to take. Literally one in a million find Joy / Life / Love / Peace in abundance.]
Either we control our environment or our environment us. YOU ARE HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME.
How much toxic waste do you permit yourself to take by mouth each day? ATTENTION PAID IS YOUR
ENVIRONMENT; IS YOUR LIFE; IS WHO YOU ARE 100 %.
In the name of God, control / fill / GUARD your every moment (I MEAN EVERY MOMENT. I MEAN
EVERY MOMENT):
Read the lives and ideas of the ”Saints” real and fictional (however you conceive of that - Gandhi, Eleanor
Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Alfred Adler, Sorokin, Maslow, Csikszentmihalyi....)
Watch really altruizing movies (in no particular order): Star Wars, Star Trek, Les Mis, Pollyanna, Captains
Courageous, The Green Mile, Gandhi, CRY FREEDOM, THE DRY WHITE SEASON, Sunday in the Park
with George, Don Quixote................)
Deny (learn, as I have, to allow no attention, not a millisecond to go to) ads on TV, Radio, Internet. (How
much toxic waste do you allow yourself by mouth each day?)
PRAY, HOURS PER DAY (driving, waking up, going to bed, at lunch, at break) to an all loving Father of
all (a fiction like mine, or a Reality like yours. Makes no difference.) ”Father, what do you want me to do;
where is your attention in the world; let me imagine your view - what do you want me to do.... Please find
the several places that this blog speaks of the ”Our Father.” Believe, or Make Believe. Makes no difference.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
Some day I hope to flesh this out. For now I pray to God you run with it!
ps: Some of the key ”Our Father” posts:
[1]1. ”Our Father in Heaven” [or, Our Master Jesus.....
[2]2. ”Hallowed be your name”
[3]3. ”Your Kingdom come[s]”
[4]4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth as it is in...
[5]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.”
[6]6. ”Forgive us our [errors],” 7. ”As we forgive th...
[7]8. ”Lead us [all] not into temptation,” 9. ”But...
[8]10. ”For Thine is the Kingdom, Power, Glory....”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/3-your-kingdom-come.html
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4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/8-lead-us-not-into-temptation-9-but.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/10-for-thine-is-kingdom-power-glory.html
”And the children shall lead us.” A letter from a leader. (2007-05-13 10:17)
Friday this letter was received in my inbox from a very young sister, and I saw it today:
Hello,
I discovered your blog, and could not agree with you more regarding the need to put everything down to
come to the aid of our fellow brothers andsisters in Darfur. I am inspired by your actions, and am painfully
aware that time is growing shorter and shorter for Darfur.
So I come to you with a question. I want to organize a very big march. I must admit to you that I have never
organized a march or protest before...I am on the younger side of being a teenager. Anyway, I was thinking
all the way from the U.N. in NYC down to Washington D.C. Obviously this would take a lot of people, and
a considerable amount of time depending on daily mileage. It would also require places to spend the night
for participants, along with many other requirements. But an event such as this would recieve a great deal of
media coverage, which would hopefully prompt action.
What do you think? I know that the idea is big. But, here is what I think, let us at least do something...a lot
of people probably have ideas like this but do not act on them. In your experience, could this work? could
something similar work? If not, what will work??
Thank you and take care,
Ms. H. D.
—— Start Loving’s response:
My dear sister,
Oh how wonderful it is to hear from you. An honor and a blessing it is indeed.
Beyond question or dispute it will take a ”miracle” (however you define that - a totally unexpected, unlikely
”something,” unforseeable,” ”impossible”) to Save Darfur. Genocide has never been stopped and NOTHING
done for Darfur so far shows any likelyhood of doing anything more than killing time, killing Darfuries. Most
people that stop and talk with me about what I am doing at the [1]Sudan Embassy ask, ”Do you think it will
help?” With respect and love I tell them that the question in the face of year five of the Darfur Holocaust
is: ”Is it my best chance!!!!!!!!!, NOT will it help.” Strangers think about ”success” when helping another.
”Family,” which is what we must become with Darfur, family in an emergency TAKES THEIR BEST SHOT!
Right? Among the most inspiring writing of what it means to be ”Human” in the face of genocide is the site
[2]Holocaust Rescuers. See what the young people did.
Miracles come from TOTALLY unexpected, unlikely places. Always, by definiton. Right? In the face of
human rights abuses they more likely than not come from humanity’s YOUTH. This was true in the ending
of Apartheid with the Sowetto riots (elementary school students), ending the horrible Vietnam War, gaining
southern U.S. Civil Rights.... ”And the children will lead them...” is ancient and correct Truth.
What history asks of every human being in the face of Genocide is ”do what is in your heart;” ”do what you
would do if your dearest loved one was in a Chad camp and only could be saved by stopping the genocide.”
DO THAT, ATTEMPT THAT, NOW! FRANKLY, IT IS THE ATTEMPT, FROM THE BOTTOM OF
THE HEART, THAT CAUSES MIRACLES THAT TOTALLY SURPRISE EVEN, ESPECIALLY THE
ONE THAT INITIATES THE ATTEMPT.
Your chance of pulling off the plan you propose as you propose it? It would take a miracle. Save Darfur
tried, with a multi million dollar budget to have big rally in NY City and it was 10 % what they needed it to
be, and they are a large, sophisticated organization - with little or no heart, that will never be the source of
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miracles, until they fall in Love, become ”family” with Darfur.
My sister, work hard to see what is in your heart, and attempt it WITH ALL YOUR HEART. If 1000 of us
found the courage to find and do what is in our hearts, as though our lives, like our loved one’s lives depended
on it (and they they do depend on it), one of us would spark the miracle. I pray, you do it’ NOW!
I’m your brother. If you find that I can help in any way, let me know.
History will NOT ask you or I if we stopped the Genocide. History will demand to know of each of us alive
today if we behaved with all the passion, commitment, abandon, Love and courage that genocide demands of
us. Go for it.
With Love and respect, your brother, Start Loving
ps: Sometimes I have to be asked several times before I ”get it.” If I can help further, ask me again! :-)
pps: Out of respect for you I will disguise your name, no email address, etc, but later today I’ll post our
dialog on [3]Jesus, Good, God-Father, Alfred Adler, n Start Loving.
1. http://standwithdarfursudanembassy.blogspot.com/
2. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
”Love must be your name,” Martin Buber (2007-05-13 10:24)
Our beloved sister Evelyn Clark, Salvation Army Angel, er um Kaptin!, sent this today:
”Love Must Be Your Name,” by Martin Buber
Yahweh, Jesus, Allah God,
I do not suppose you are very tied to titles,
You seem to revel more in creating and loving
Than arguing like we do.
You are beyond any name,
Beyond this group or that,
Beyond ideas or any ability to
Control You by definitions.
You are the Utterly Free One.
you are the Eternal I
That always allows me to be a Thou
Whenever we meet.
You are the Speaker, I am the spoken,
So Love must be your name!
Which is always beyond words.
Source: All Real Living Is Meeting, www.cacradicalgrace.org
RIZPAH (2007-05-13 12:35)
Full verse below: ”8 But the king took Armoni and Meribbaal, the two sons that Aiah’s daughter Rizpah had
borne to Saul, and the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merob that she had borne to Adriel, son of Barzillai the
Meholathite, 9 and surrendered them to the Gibeonites. They then dismembered them on the mountain before
the LORD. The seven fell at the one time; they were put to death during the first days of the harvest–that is,
at the beginning of the barley harvest. 10 Then Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out
for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until rain came down on them from the sky, fending
off the birds of the sky from settling on them by day, and the wild animals by night.”
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Where and when did I hear This story? Years ago. No idea beyond that.
But when I look at what our Father has me doing, I think of RIZPAH! I feel an unrelenting loyalty to our /
my Darfur family. I will shield them with my body until our Lord, God within us, takes pitty on them, or
until He gives me other orders.
I expect to be on my ”sackcloth” on the rock in front of the Embassy for many, many, many, many months,
Auschwitz physique and all.
[1]2 SamuelChapter 21:
1 During David’s reign there was a famine for three successive years. David had recourse to the LORD, who
said, ”There is bloodguilt on Saul and his family because he put the Gibeonites to death.”
2 So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not Israelites, but survivors
of the Amorites; and although the Israelites had given them their oath, Saul had attempted to kill them off
in his zeal for the men of Israel and Judah.)
3 David said to the Gibeonites, ”What must I do for you and how must I make atonement, that you may
bless the inheritance of the LORD?”
4 The Gibeonites answered him, ”We have no claim against Saul and his house for silver or gold, nor is it our
place to put any man to death in Israel.” Then he said, ”I will do for you whatever you propose.”
5 They said to the king, ”As for the man who was exterminating us and who intended to destroy us that we
might have no place in all the territory of Israel,
6 let seven men from among his descendants be given to us, that we may dismember them before the LORD
in Gibeon, on the LORD’S mountain.” The king replied, ”I will give them up.”
7 The king, however, spared Meribbaal, son of Jonathan, son of Saul, because of the LORD’S oath that
formed a bond between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.
8 But the king took Armoni and Meribbaal, the two sons that Aiah’s daughter Rizpah had borne to Saul,
and the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merob that she had borne to Adriel, son of Barzillai the Meholathite,
9 and surrendered them to the Gibeonites. They then dismembered them on the mountain before the LORD.
The seven fell at the one time; they were put to death during the first days of the harvest–that is, at the
beginning of the barley harvest.
10 Then Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning
of the harvest until rain came down on them from the sky, fending off the birds of the sky from settling on
them by day, and the wild animals by night.
11 When David was informed of what Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, the concubine of Saul, had done,
12 he went and obtained the bones of Saul and of his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh-gilead, who
had carried them off secretly from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them at
the time they killed Saul on Gilboa.
13 When he had brought up from there the bones of Saul and of his son Jonathan, the bones of those who
had been dismembered were also gathered up.
14 Then the bones of Saul and of his son Jonathan were buried in the tomb of his father Kish at Zela in the
territory of Benjamin. After all that the king commanded had been carried out, God granted relief to the
land.
15 There was another battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his servants and
fought the Philistines, but David grew tired.
16 Dadu, one of the Rephaim, whose bronze spear weighed three hundred shekels, was about to take him
captive. Dadu was girt with a new sword and planned to kill David,
17 but Abishai, son of Zeruiah, came to his assistance and struck and killed the Philistine. Then David’s
men swore to him, ”You must not go out to battle with us again, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.”
18 After this there was another battle with the Philistines in Gob. On that occasion Sibbecai, from Husha,
killed Saph, one of the Rephaim.
19 There was another battle with the Philistines in Gob, in which Elhanan, son of Jair from Bethlehem, killed
Goliath of Gath, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s heddle-bar.
20 There was another battle at Gath in which there was a man of large stature with six fingers on each hand
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and six toes on each foot–twenty-four in all. He too was one of the Rephaim.
21 And when he insulted Israel, Jonathan, son of David’s brother Shimei, killed him.
22 These four were Rephaim in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his servants.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/2samuel/2samuel21.htm
TRUTH IS THE GOD I’VE SERVED; THE GOD I SERVE. AWESOME.
(2007-05-13 18:37)
”To be on the side of Truth is to have God Almighty on your side,” Start Loving
When recently I’ve reflected on the centrality of ”truth” to my attempts at life, I’ve been reminded that Truth
is Central to any success I’ve had, and to any miracles for which I have been the midwife. Since a young,
ignorant child I’ve believed that always there is Truth to be known, even if unknowable. Since my early
twenties when I outgrew a lust for lust / consumption / pleasure I began a lifelong quest to know the truth
about that which matters. When I have found an important approximation of the Truth:
1. Finding the Truth fires a passion that is awesomely powerful and infectious, though not omnipotent (in
my hands atleast);
2. Having the Truth is the basis for miracles with a surprising frequency and predictablity;
3. For Truth to be seen I (one) must become possessed by / an instrument of / evidence of that Truth for
it to be seen by others. This comes at extreme cost and sacrifice.
Truth is central to that which is trusted and weilded by those we admire:
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have
been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall ÷ think of
it, always,” Gandhi.
”Do you know, Fontanes, what astonishes me most in this world? The inability of force to create anything.
In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit [Truth?],” Napoleon
”God is Love, Life and Truth,” Gandhi.
”I worship God as Truth only,” Gandhi
”It seemed as though I could hear the quiet assurance of an inner voice saying: ”Martin Luther, stand up for
righteousness. Stand up for justice. Stand up for truth. And lo, I will be with you. Even until the end of the
world,” ML King.
”Truth crushed to earth will rise again,” ML King.
Hmmmm. ”Truth is God, the Almighty,” Start Loving.
Scripps College on Start Loving Sudan Embassy (2007-05-13 20:21)
[1]Scripps
[2]Discussion and Conclusion
By Sheila Jamshidpoor, Caroline Almy and Alison Cantor
Group Two: Darfur
This ”paper” concludes:
Today, 55-year-old Start Loving, “former business executive known to his friends and family as Jay McGinley,”
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has taken residence on the sidewalk outside of the Sudanese Embassy and has been there for the past 46 days
(Schrank). Loving has decided to give all that he has, in the most literal sense, to draw attention to Darfur
and cry out to society’s collective conscience. “Bearded, sunburned and dirty from weeks on the street, he
could be another homeless wretch – except that hanging like wings off his shoulders are two giant laminated
orange placards that read 'Darfur Hunger Strike March 1’,” (Schrank). He is sustaining himself on nothing
but a couple hundred calories a day to protest the world’s inaction. Loving estimates he has lost around
30 pounds, but continues to follow a path already made by “Gandhi, the King, and Jesus” (Schrank). “I’m
here because my brothers and sisters are being killed. It’s not my responsibility what others do. It’s only
my responsibility what I do. I can do nothing less in the face of this atrocity,” says Loving. “I wish I had
thousands of lives to give. But I have mine and this is how I choose to spend it.”
Imagine if everyone was as passionate about the rising death toll coming from the other side of the world. If
everyone believed in Loving’s mantra and name “Start Loving” it wouldn’t be surprising if the genocide in
Darfur was the last. Organizations like the Save Darfur Coalition, STAND, and the Genocide Prevention
Network have not gone unnoticed by the United Nations and other political powers, or even by the Sudanese
government. It is through the continued growth of organizations like these, and the awareness of the world
population, that we can begin to hope for peace and a re-emergence of humanity in both Darfur and the
entire international community.
Bibliography
Cooper, Helene. ”Darfur Collides With Olympics, and China Yields.” New York Times 13 Apr 2007
Lederer, Edith M. ”Sudan Accepts U.N. Force in Darfur.” The Associated Press 16 Apr. 2007. 16 Apr. 2007 .
Markusen, Eric &Totten, Samuel (Eds.). (2006). Genocide in Darfur: Investigating the Atrocities in the
Sudan. New York: Routledge.
Schrank, Delphine. ”A Hunger for Justice.” Washington Post 14 Apr. 2007. 16 Apr. 2007 .
Totten, Samuel, & Markusen, Eric (Eds.). (2006). Genocide in Darfur: Investigating the Atrocities in the
Sudan. New York: Routledge.
1. https://www.scrippscollege.edu/dept/core/core2/
2. https:
//www.scrippscollege.edu/dept/core/core2/Communities%20of%20Hate%20Spring%202007/Group%202%20Discussion.htm
”A COWARD IS INCAPABLE OF EXHIBITING LOVE,” GANDHI (2007-05-13 20:58)
”A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave,” Gandhi
Gandhi regarding Jesus (2007-05-13 21:00)
”A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his
enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act,” Gandhi
Gandhi Quotes (2007-05-13 21:01)
Regarding Jesus:
• ”The message of Jesus as I understand it,” said Gandhi, ”is contained in the Sermon on the Mount
unadulterated and taken as a whole... If then I had to face only the Sermon on the Mount and my own
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interpretation of it, I should not hesitate to say, ’Oh, yes, I am a Christian.’ But negatively I can tell
you that in my humble opinion, what passes as Christianity is a negation of the Sermon on the Mount...
I am speaking of the Christian belief, of Christianity as it is understood in the west.”
• ”I consider myself a soldier.”
• ”I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.”
• Talking about the Gospel passage of the rich young man, he said, ”St. Mark has vividly described the
scene. Jesus is in his solemn mood. He is earnest. He talks about eternity. He knows the world about
him. He is himself the greatest economist of his time. He succeeded in sermonising time and space - He
transcends them. It is to him at the best that one comes running, kneels down and asks, ”Good Master,
what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said unto him, ”One thing thou lackest. Go thy way,
sell what thou hast and give it to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven - come, take up
the cross and follow me.” Here you have an eternal rule of life stated in the noblest words the English
language is capable of producing.” Let us seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, he said,
and the irrevocable promise is that everything will be added upon us. ”These are real economics. May
you and I treasure them and enforce them in our daily life.”
• ”Of all the things I have read what remained with me forever was that Jesus came almost to give a new
law - not an eye for an eye but to receive two blows when only one was given, and to go two miles when
they were asked to go one. I came to see that the Sermon on the Mount was the whole of Christianity
for him who wanted to live a Christian life. It is that sermon that has endeared Jesus to me.”
• ”Jesus occupies in my heart,” said Gandhi, ”the place of one of the greatest teachers who have had a
considerable influence on my life. I shall say to the Hindus that your life will be incomplete unless you
reverentially study the teachings of Jesus... Make this world the kingdom of God and his righteousness
and everything will be added unto you. I tell you that if you will understand, appreciate, and act up to
the spirit of this passage, you won’t need to know what place Jesus or any other teacher occupies in
your heart.”
• ”The example of Jesus suffering is a factor in the composition of my un-dying faith in non-violence.
What then does Jesus mean to me? To me, He was one of the greatest teachers humanity has ever had.”
• ”in Jesus’ own life was the key of his nearness to God, that he expressed as no other could, the spirit and
will of God... I do believe that something of the spirit that Jesus exemplified in the highest measure, in
its most profound human sense exist... If I did not believe it, I should be a sceptic, and to be a sceptic
is to live a life that is empty and lacking moral content. Or, what is the same thing, to condemn the
human race to a negative end.”
• ”I refuse to believe that there not exists or has ever existed a person that has not made use of his
example to lessen his sins, even though he may have done so without realising it. The lives of all have,
in some greater or lesser degree, been changed by His presence, His actions and the words spoken by
His divine voice... I believe that he belongs not solely to Christianity, but to the entire world; to all
races and people, it matters litle under what flag, name or doctrine they may work, profess a faith or
worship a God inherited from their ancestors.”
• ”Seeming failure is not of the law of Satyagraha but of incompetence of the Satyagrahist by whatever
cause induced. The name of Jesus at once comes to the lips. It is an instance of brillant failure. And
he has been acclaimed in the west as the prince of passive resisters. I showed years ago in South Africa
that the adjective ’passive’ was a misnomer, at least as applied to Jesus. He was the most active resister
known perhaps to history. His was non-violence par excellence.”
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• ”stagger humanity without shedding a drop of blood,” by following the example of ”Gentle Jesus, the
greatest passive resister the world has seen.” Though Jesus died, Gandhi said, ”He lives in the memory
of all true sons of God.”
• would-be saints have always tried to imitate Christ, and Gandhi’s aim ”to live the Sermon on the
Mount” puts him in that tradition, even to the point of martyrdom.
• want to tell others what I feel so particularly keen about, namely what is called non-resistance, but
what is essentially nothing other than the teaching of love undistorted by false interpretations.This
law has been proclaimed by all the world’s sages, Indian, Chinese, Jewish, Greek, and Roman. I think
it has been expressed most clearly of all by Christ.
Misc:
• ”I am as certain as I am dictating these words that the stoniest German heart will melt [if only the
Jews] . adopt active nonviolence. Human nature ... unfailingly responds to the advances of love. I do
not despair of his [Hitler’s] responding to human suffering even though caused by him.”
• ”Hitler killed five million [sic] Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have
offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.”
Fischer asked: ”You mean that the Jews should have committed collective suicide?” Gandhi answered:
”Yes, that would have been heroism.”
• A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course
of history.
• Action expresses priorities.
• A ’No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ’Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to
avoid trouble.
• A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
• A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued
with apostolic zeal.
• Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
• An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error
because nobody sees it.
• An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
• Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
• An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
• There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e., the voice of conscience
even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from
family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For
this obedience is the law of our being.
• The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that too, unconditional assistance. Co-operation
which needs consideration is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation is like
adulterated cement which does not bind.
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• Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of their dignity and power. This can
only be done by enabling them to realize that they need not fear brute force, if they would but know
the soul within.
• Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Whenever you are
confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The
other is mere business. Democracy is an impossible thing until the power is shared by all, but let not
democracy degenerate into mobocracy.
• They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. I object to violence because when
it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
• Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon
of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
• Whenever I see an erring man, I say to myself I have also erred; when I see a lustful man I say to myself,
so was I once; and in this way I feel kinship with everyone in the world and feel that I cannot be happy
without the humblest of us being happy.
• I have but shadowed forth my intense longing to lose myself in the Eternal and become merely a lump
of clay in the Potter’s divine hands so that my service may become more certain because uninterrupted
by the baser self in me.
• An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error
because nobody will see it.
• Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes, so does it often come from the mouths of old
people. The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from
where it comes.
• Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Fear is not a disease of the
body; fear kills the soul.
• The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the
world’s problems.
• An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
• Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.
• Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
More at: [1]http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mohandas gandhi.html
Re Truth:
• Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
• Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
• My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising
Him.
• Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it
shines clear.
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• Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their
readiness to die for it.
• The freedom from all attachment is the realization of God as Truth.
• Search for Truth is search for God. Truth is God. God is because Truth is.
• I do claim to be a passionate seeker after Truth, which is but another name for God.
• The fact that there are so many men still alive in the world shows that it is based not on the force of
arms but on the force of truth or love. Therefore, the greatest and most unimpeachable evidence of the
success of this force is to be found in the fact that, in spite of the wars of the world, it still lives on.
• Even the smallest untruth spoils man like a drop of poison spoils an entire lake.
• “Truth quenches untruth, love quenches anger, self-suffering quenches violence. This eternal rule is a
rule not for saints only but for all.”
• “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”
• “Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their
readiness to die for it.”
• “He who trifles with truth cuts at the root of Ahimsa [non-violence]. He who is angry is guilty of Himsa.”
• “Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and
clearer. I feel stronger for the confession.”
• “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There
have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall
÷ think of it, always.”
• “The only virtue I want to claim is truth and non-violence. I lay no claim to super-human powers.
I want none. I wear the same corruptible flesh that the weakest of my fellow beings wears, and am
therefore as liable to err as any. My services have many limitations, but God has up to now blessed
them in spite of the imperfections.”

1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/mohandas_gandhi.html
Anonymous (2009-08-19 14:43:42)
You forgot the best Gandhi quote:
”I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
Is Truth how Love is Awakened / Released? (2007-05-13 22:08)
What do you think? I am sure there is a relationship, a strong one, A VERY STRONG RELATIONSHIP.
I presume that ”Truth” is wired so to develop within us unless circumstances (Western Culture for example)
conspires against it’s development. The meaning I suggest here is in the way that Truth is wired approximately
into a bird to flap its wings. Even better as an example, it is how attacking a nosy squirl is wired into a
Flicker bird, as I observed at some length yesterday when the squirl got too close to a nest-in-progress; a
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behavior I have observed before.
The ”Truth” Gandhi was interested in, and that I am interested in is Truth about direction-toward-optimal-
species-success / MORALITY / that set of conditions wherein the human organism cannot be more joyful.
An example of such ”Truth” is that with few exceptions women strongly desire for the success of their children.
Love, Agape, is the optimal, most highly mobilized motivational state. It seems reasonable that Love is
maximally optimized when it clearly and correctly sees and RECOGNIZES the Truth / Morality / Maximal
Opportunity for Joy.
Justin (2009-10-02 10:40:36)
Jesus was fully human and is forever fully GOD(divine).All others are human who have sinned.He is full of grace and
truth.He is the truth.He is the way and he is Life.Read the Gospel of John in the Bible to fully understand Jesus and
what he wants from us humans.
Start Loving (2009-10-05 14:56:27)
Justin, I’m so sad for you if you are among the vast majority for whom Jesus has been perverted. He is our Brother,
and he died so that we would do greater works than His, that is - that we would learn and go beyond, become greater
than, if we could. Are you no more than what he died to save us from - a Scribe or Pharisee - slave to the written
word? Your brother, no matter what, Start
LOVE / COMPASSON / EMPATHY FOR STRANGERS: THE NARROW GATE
(2007-05-19 20:44)
[1]”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. As I reveal in this post at left, after months
of being on the ”narrow path” to Joy / Love / Life at the Sudan Embassy Darfur Campaign, in just four days
working with friends in the ”normal world” I was almost completely lost. My recovery came quickly because
thank God I had the presence of mind to focus on the posters I was carrying - dying children from Darfur.
I’ll explore this at greater length in later posts - that THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL IS DETACHMENT FROM
”THE LEAST OF THESE.” And, the purpose of money is to allow transactions to take place in the absence
of ATTACHMENT TO ANYONE! It is the specialty, it is the obsession of our Western values, of free market
capitalism to ”distract” us, divert our attention from, ”the least of these.”
[Note: The musical ”The Fantastics” that shows this magnificently in the song ”Round and Round.” ]
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/guidance-for-my-young-friends-of-every.html
”Start, you are nothing more than a walking sign...” (2007-05-20 04:32)
”...unless you actively reach out to people walking by!” A particular concern was stated that I was not reaching
out to the Save Darfur ”protesters” that have been coming out for an hour once a week for an hour.
This was put to me recently by one of the people that have stepped up to support this campaign. It hurt
deeply, the thought that all this effort and time has been wasted. It hurt deeply empathically, because I could
see the frustration and hurt that this supporter feels after all this time and effort with nothing to show for it.
Out of love, respect and concern for this supporter and the views of this supporter I’ve spent many hours
marching in prayer and contemplation over the above assertion. Doubtless I will continue to do so.
I find no opposition within myself to the assertion put forth, but I fully disagree with the idea and the notion
that I would become more effective, not less, if I changed my approach. Much of my thinking follows:
There are orders of magnitude difference between what I am doing and ”being a walking sign” in any form.
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Yes to some, to most, to the vast majority I may be some sort of joke. But the Truth (the Almighty) is that
out of love for my children I am on day 81, marching at great effort and pain, on a severely reduced calorie
diet to drive my weight to skeleton level. It is such Truth, genuine-Lovebased-heroic-commitment upon which
I have based all attempts in my adult life to spawn miracles; something at which I have experienced success,
approaching matters with the same maniacal focus of my own role as I am now doing. ”Truth crushed to
earth will rise again,” repeatedly asserted by Dr. King suggested a similar reliance on his part. I was looking
for a different Gandhi quote than the following, one in which he speaks of paying with one’s life for the Truth,
but the following will do: ”There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e., the
voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from
friends, from family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself.
For this obedience is the law of our being.” I pray many hours per day, every day to attempt this obedience.
The Save Darfur bunch is the last place I would look for ”supporters” of committed activism. Save Darfur
has clearly established that they are a place to ”buy” absolution from any real responsibility for the Genocide,
purchased through monetary or token time contribution. They have repeatedly run from any chance to
become a real, committed, necessarily sacrificial effort.
The bunch that shows up at the Embassy, more so. It is sometimes all I can manage to avoid screaming as
they laugh, joke, and talk about everything, EVERYTHING under the sun except Darfur, for the entire, THE
ENTIRE HOUR. It defies comprehension. We have become sick in so many ways. There is one exception,
and I will speak with her, but if she had the ”readiness” that Bonhoeffer correctly speaks of below, she would
have approached me with suggestions for involvement (as you have.)
I have a moral obligation to the Save Darfur bunch (and to all my 6 billion brothers and sisters.) My job is
to be a wakeup call. Now not our first wakeup call mind you. We’ve received tens of thousands in the four
years of this genocide - a media avalanche. I must try to be the miracle of at the same time a laughably
underfunded, understaffed ”call” AND one that actually wakes someone, ANYONE up to the depths of their
soul. This calls for a willingness to wait for the right recruit - one of great readiness and spiritual depth.
(Bonhoeffer: ”Action comes not from ideas, but from a readiness for action.” He does not explain where that
readiness comes from. He might never have figured it out. ”Many are called but few are chosen,” Jesus said.
Maybe Jesus never figured it out. Me neither, yet.) It also calls for the most powerful possible behavior -
purely ”being” the pain, suffering, Love, and Commitment of a ”real Darfur” father - in front of the Sudan
Embassy - for an extremely, extremely long time. And yes, that probably will not be enough, either. Our
Father calls us to be faithful, not successful.
Regarding Save Darfur, or anyone that does not ”hear” the ”wake up” call and approach me the following
comes to my mind. If we need desperately to launch a moon rocket, it matters not if I am swimming in
trillions of gallons of automotive fuel, if all that will successfully fly the rocket is a paltry few gallons of rocket
fuel that seem not to be available. Rocket fuel, or crash.
I have all I can do to ”be” that wakeup call. Maybe others will be called to attempt to do outreach to Save
Darfur or others, beyond what has been done. For me to do so would be to cloud my role, dilute my ”call”
and extend beyond my mental and physical capacities that are receding more and more under the strain of
these last 80 days, and this last 12 months.
Any and every supporter of this campaign must follow their own ”small voice within” as I must follow mine,
IF WE ARE TO HAVE ANY PRAYER OF SAVING DARFUR. We must fully rely on the Almighty. It IS
for me to listen to all honest souls. But ultimately each of us must do as Gandhi said, ”I will admit but one
tyrant in my life; the still, small voice within.” At the moment that your small voice says, ”ENOUGH, Start
is not undertaking a campaign I should further back,” then at at that moment the voice must be obeyed!
With my full Love, support and blessing from me!
Start Loving
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”FROM MY SOUL, IN SOLIDARITY, SERVING” (2007-05-20 05:34)
This is the closest I may have yet come to a concise encapsulation of the ”Gate,” ”Path,” ”Pearl” and ”Treasure”
Jesus spoke of. It is from the all important: [1]JESUS TAUGHT US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING.
If everything else on this site, that now contains everything I’ve learned of any value, if it all vanished from
the Internet, and from my mind, with the phrase, ”From my Soul, in Solidarity, Serving,” I could find my
way back quickly to a place that has taken me a lifetime to attain.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
ADMIRING INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING (2007-05-20 05:35)
Methodist Pastor John Schol preached that one about Jesus. I’ll always be grateful.
That is what we do, right? We ADMIRE Jesus (Gandhi, King, Teresa, Assisi...) not FOLLOW him.
To add insult to injury, THEY DIED TO HAVE US FOLLOW THEM!
PROFOUND ALONENESS (2007-05-20 05:36)
In this extremely important post, [1]”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT I share how
at the top of my game, at the top of my Spiritual / Humane / Loving success in just four days I became
ALMOST totally lost; this in early May 2007 after months of unblemished success!
In the days of recovery that followed I felt PROFOUND ALONENESS. Some of this was important and
correct insight - Darfur, and the few of us that have been adopted by Darfur - ARE TRULY ALONE IN
THE WORLD.
But the degree to which I felt this was entirely because I was off the path which is intense connection with
and attachment to ”the least of these.”
I hope that I remember in the future that if I feel, if I FEEL such ALONENESS it is an indicator that I have
stepped off of the path; I have moved into my Flesh, and abandoned ”the least of these my family.”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/guidance-for-my-young-friends-of-every.html
WHERE IS THE SELFISHNESS / SIN IN MY LIFE? (2007-05-20 08:53)
Hmm. What is the big deal about selfishness? A fair amount is posted on this site regarding the subject, but
for here: ”Few people in the world chose war (WWII). They chose selfishness and the result was war,” David
Dellinger.
Germany was in agony after WWI and all we in the west could think to do was further exploit, ”benignly” of
course, through our U.S. corporations. In that most sacred of all essays by Rabbi [1]Heschel in 1938: ”Let
modern dictatorship [Hitler pre WWII] not serve as an alibi for our conscience. We have failed to fight for
right, for justice, for goodness; as a result we must fight against wrong, against injustice, against evil. We
have failed to offer sacrifices on the altar of peace; thus we offered sacrifices on the altar of war.”
Hmmm. What selfishnesses would we-the-people of the 1920’s and 1930’s needed to have sacrificed? What if,
to avoid the carnage of WWII, and to avoid the heinous suffering of Germany post WWI it would have cost
us almost every single one of our luxuries? Would it have been worth it?
Gandhi offers us these on the subject of finding the murderous selfishness in our lives:
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”The golden rule is to steadfastly refuse to have what millions cannot have.”
”I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply
the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and
ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by
it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to
swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and your
self melt away.” - One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.
Or... there is always simply turning a blind eye and allowing WWIII or its equivalent to continue to unfold
unopposed. Hey, who will point the finger at me? NO ONE; except me. I do not want to view myself as
impotent, incapable, insignificant, irrelevant, helpless.... And, I am not.
[to be continued. SL]
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
U.S. Justice? Sentences: Enron 24 yrs. Eco Activist 13 years (2007-05-24 09:40)
Consider: Enron Skilling bankrupting thousands vs an Eco Activist
Oct. 23, 2006, 7:54PM
SKILLING GETS 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ENRON FRAUD; By TOM FOWLER
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for his role in the energy company’s
2001 collapse in what has become one of the nation’s biggest corporate scandals.
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake ordered Skilling to home confinement with an ankle bracelet to monitor his
movements. He told the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to recommend when Skilling should report to prison and
suggested he be sent to the federal facility in Butner, N.C.
”This is not an easy decision,” Lake said. ”Sentencing is the most difficult and least pleasant part of my job
Mr. Skilling has a family who loves him.”
He added, however, ”His crimes have imposed on hundreds if not thousands, a life sentence of poverty.”
Lake’s sentence, more precisely 292 months, also ordered Skilling to participate in alcohol and mental health
programs. He also approved the forfeiture of $45 million to be distributed to Enron employees.
That money will be distributed via the civil shareholder case going on before U.S. District Judge Melinda
Harmon.
Defense attorney Daniel Petrocelli argued for a 10-month reduction, so that the 52-year-old Skilling could
serve at a lower-security prison. Lake refused.
Skilling’s sentencing marks vindication for some and a capstone to an era of corporate crime for others.
Victims of the company’s downfall hope it will provide a satisfying coda to their search for justice and
retribution.
”I want him to see life without parole, for all the lies he told us and others,” said Charles Prestwood, a former
Enron pipeline employee who lost his pension.
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[1]Headlines for May 24, 2007Democracy Now, NY - 19 minutes agoStanislaus Meyerhoff was arrested in 2005
and admitted to being a member of the Earth Liberation Front. Meyerhoff faced up to 30 years in prison, ...
1. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/24/142259
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Sudan Embassy / Darfur Vigil PARTNER ELLEN THOMAS (2007-05-24 10:02)
Sudan Embassy / Darfur Hunger Strike Vigil PARTNER - ELLEN THOMAS
Ellen is absolutely incredible. I don’t know how she can continue another day with her heroic support of
the vigil. No one else can even seem to imagine it, besides me, so far. I just came across this interview. It
captures the Ellen I’m coming to know, wonderfully.
[1]The following is an interview of Ellen Thomas by Marita McCloskey:
>How did you become so committed to issues of peace?
As a child I became aware through Life magazine photos about Hiroshima, Auschwitz, starving children in
Africa, which launched me on a lifetime search ”Why?” and ”How can we stop this?” I couldn’t understand
why my kindergarten teacher taught us to dive under our desks during bomb drills in California in 1952; I
remembered the photographs of Hiroshima, and wondered what good it would do me to curl up in a ball with
my hands over the back of my neck if someone dropped a bomb on Palos Verdes, my home town.
It took me 37 years of testing society’s shoulds and shouldn’ts to understand that my earliest reactions were
correct. By the time MY children no longer needed me, I was convinced that I was paying huge taxes (the
equivalent of working from January to May without pay) to a government which was not only inefficient
and corrupt, but downright evil in its building, selling, developing, and using all sorts of horrible weapons.
I decided to reduce my income below the poverty level so I would no longer fund the war machine. (I had
twenty years’ experience in the corporate and legal worlds.) But dropping out wasn’t enough. Somebody had
to DO something.
That was when I encountered the (then) three-year-old peace vigil outside the White House, where a few
volunteers were braving nonsensical regulations, hostile police, irresponsible news reporters who interviewed
only the police, and Washington Times editorial cartoonists painting the vigilers as lunatics, bums, and
communists, none of which were true. (Ronald Reagan’s favorite paper was the Washington Times. You can
read more of this story by going to our website, http://prop1.org, then click on the buttons ”Peace Park” and
”Park and the Presidents.”
I decided, since my kids didn’t need me any more, and these people did need me, that a change in lifestyle
was in order. I quit my cushy, redundant job, gave all my property to my grateful daughter (how else does a
young adult get microwave, wok, tv, stereo, music collection, cookbooks, queen size bed, sofa, car, etc.?), and
asked her if she was really sure she wanted the burden of things. (I felt guilty, knowing how relieved I was to
be free of STUFF.)
>What was your family background?
Father a successful commercial artist living in California since 1949, loves to travel, fought in World War II in
the Pacific, used to kill animals for food, now only shoots them with a camera (special gift to me). Says he’s
”a Marine till the day I die.” Curious fellow, ultra sensitive, ultra macho hybrid, WW-II walking wounded
who says ”I know you’re right in principle, but I can’t believe it’ll ever happen.” My mother was a housewife,
stabilizing influence. I was blessed (and, like most kids, didn’t know it). As an only child I was able to travel
with my folks to such exotic places as Tahiti, Bora Bora, Vancouver, and live outdoors in the redwoods, at
the seashore, in mountains....
>religious training?
Catholic girl’s school (Marymount) in California during early ’60’s; mother would drive me to different
denominations on Sundays so we could check out different perspectives and styles. I was turned off by
Christianity because of the collection plates and what seemed (to my skeptical eyes) hypocrisies. Kids went
to church to see each other, I assumed grownups did the same thing. I saw advertisements for drug stores,
liquor stores, etc. on the back of Sunday morning programs. I saw people dressing in fancy duds they only
wore for each other. California’s full of phony kissing, and churches seemed like cocktail parties or dungeons,
depending on the denomination. I found myself fainting in Catholic services; getting sick to my stomach with
the Baptists; having uncontrollable cramps with the Latter Day Saints. Finally I took all this to mean that I
wasn’t going to be comfortable or find God inside a church.
>political training?
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None to speak of, on-the-job during the past 13+ years. California taught ”The Constitution” (you couldn’t
move on from 8th grade without passing the test), which gave me a belief in and knowledge of our rights.
In 1990 we incorporated Proposition One Committee, in 1993 brought the idea to the voters and won
the election, and it’s now a bill in Congress for the third time, the ”Nuclear Disarmament and Economic
Conversion Act.” (See http://prop1.org/prop1/prop1.htm)
>world events? personal contacts?
I’m not sure what you mean. Whom did I know who was important? (Nobody.) Or how was I affected by
world events around me? Let’s see. There were Vietnam, the folk musicians who raised our consciousness
about it and war in general, Kennedys’ and King’s assassination, Joe McCarthy, Eugene McCarthy, starving
children in Africa, ”Dr. Strangelove,” ”Gandhi” (the movie). Will ponder this further if you elucidate further.
>How did your activism influence the everyday activities of your family life?
I didn’t become an activist until after my children left home. My (now) husband of 13 years founded the
vigil; I met him three years later. I married him because we think alike. Our family life is sporadic but loving.
The kids and folks are very pleased I’m happy. We’re getting closer as they get older. Probably true of most
families. Neither of them are activists (yet, I keep thinking). I wonder about that. If I had been active when
they were young, would they be now? I think maybe so, as I see the kids of activist friends grow up and join
the demonstrations, keep open minds. I know now how pivotal those earlier years are in planting life-long
seeds. Too late to change the past. Just got to keep setting a good example now and in the future, and
maybe someday they’ll have time to care about something other than what they’ve been taught.
>How did having a family/ being a parent, influence your activism?
I probably wouldn’t have devoted myself to a round-the-clock vigil for the future generations if I hadn’t felt
the intense responsibilities of parenting.
—–
Ellen Thomas is working with the Proposition One Committee Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil in Washington –
[2]http://prop1.org)
Ellen is the Chairperson of the [3]Washington Peace Center.
Ellen maintians the world class anti nuclear site [4]nucnews.net.
1. http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/cronauer/zine/issue1/interview.html
2. http://prop1.org/
3. http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/
4. http://nucnews.net/nucnews/briefslv.htm
1 Israeli Life worth 24.074 Palestinian Lives in ’06 (2007-05-24 10:10)
[1]Headlines for May 24, 2007Democracy Now - New York,NY,USA
For Israel and the Occupied Territories, Amnesty says Israel killed more than 650 Palestinians last year,
three times the number of Palestinians killed in 2005. Half of the Palestinians killed last year were unarmed
civilians. The Palestinian death toll included 120 children. During the same period, Palestinian militants
killed 27 Israelis – including 20 civilians and one child.
1. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/24/142259
ALMIGHTY = LOVE, TRUTH, LIFE = GOD. (2007-05-24 10:27)
Please ponder this. There may be no more important insight on this site.
”ALMIGHTY:” this word has escaped my attention until now. Love, Life, Truth ARE Almighty. Of course
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they are God.
Woe to us that continue to side against the Almighty, as is our Western Religion to do so.
Over time I expect to find and add more quotes like this one, the first I’ve seen of its kind, today on 5/29:
Dr. King: ”Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. This Hindu-
Muslim-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief about ultimate reality is beautifully summed up in the first epistle
of Saint John: ”Let us love one another, for love is God. And every one that loveth is born of God and
knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.” ”If we love one another, God dwelleth
in us and his love is perfected in us.” Let us hope that this spirit will become the order of the day.”
”Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything
exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle
of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.” ”The understanding of Life is God.” ”“Life is God.
Everything changes and moves and that movement is God..To love life is to love God.” Leo Tolstoy
Gandhi: ”I claim to be a votary of truth from my childhood. It was themost natural thing to me. My
prayerful search gave me the revealingmaxim Truth is God, instead of the usual one God is Truth. That
maxim enables me to see God face to face as it were. I feel Him pervade every fibre of my being.” And,
”Ahimsa [unconditional Love for all] is my God, and Truth is my God. When I look for Ahimsa,Truth says,
”Find it through me.” When I look for Truth, Ahimsasays, ”Find it out through me.” ’Truth alone is eternal,
everything else is momentary. It is more correct to say that Truth is God, than to say that God is Truth. ...
All life (and truth) comes from the one universal source, call it Allah, God or Parmeshwara.’
FROM A CANCER’S PERSPECTIVE, WHAT DOES HEALTH LOOK LIKE?
(2007-05-24 10:45)
Please think this through. It is very interesting and important.
Cancer would ”cure” the body of:
• Dying
• Seeing Cancer as other than the ideal to be supported
• Any attitudes other than delighted service and support
• Any and all unwillingness to be fully exploited
• Etc.
• Etc.
CANCER: ADAM SMITH’S DISCOVERY - CAPITALISM (2007-05-24 10:47)
Neither cruel of cynical. How could he know. But he unleashed the opposite of life - he released Cancer. It
grows phenomenally! It works for the cancer cells! But, it eventually kills the body.
Jesus gave us the solution to Life: ”Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you.”
Smith gave us Cancer: Do unto others before they can do unto you. Forget the Golden Rule. Leave that to
God. Hmmmmm; God left that to us.
Other posts here on the Revealed metaphor of CANCER:
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[1]Exploitative U.S. ”Family Values” will be its demise...
[2]CANCER IS ONE OF THE TWO POSSIBLE STATES OF ORGANIC STUFF
[3]The most feared killer - cancer. Neglect by another name.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/exploitative-us-family-values-will-be.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/their-are-two-states-for-organic-stuff.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/most-feared-killer-cancer-neglect-by.html
Start, what is all this Revelation, etc crap? (2007-05-24 10:51)
Revelation, Divine Inspiration, Epiphany, Vision.... This ”religious” language, believed classically to be from
some external being, remains the best language available to identify certain phenomenon. It comes from
beyond our control and we in that important sense can take no credit for it.
Pitirim Sorokin’s notion of Supra Intelligence best captures what I experience and believe on the subject.
Essentially Sorokin views that the terms I not above come from that portion of our brain that by far is the
most powerful, but that is not directly accessible to us through conscious manipulation.
Maybe what Sorokin and [1]E.O. Wilson in his book ”Consillience” and I sense is some sort of portal to an
external ”God.” I don’t know. I don’t care. It is AWESOME. IT IS ALMIGHTY.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consilience:_The_Unity_of_Knowledge
How much toxic waste for your mind / Soul per day? (2007-05-24 10:52)
Every waking moment that is not attached / connected to / organized around / directed toward ”the least of
these my family” is Toxic Waste for the Soul / Selfishness / Sin.
How much toxic waste for your soul each day?
How much cancer is good for your body? (2007-05-24 12:22)
[1]How much toxic waste for your mind / Soul per day?
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/how-much-toxic-waste-for-your-mind-soul.html
99% OF MY LIFE HAS BEEN ERROR. YAHOO! (2007-05-24 12:24)
99 % of my life has been organized around the society of western free market capitalism - SELFISHNESS.
This was the best I knew.
Yahoo?!?!?!?
1. Shall I feel guilty for doing the best I knew?
2. Can feeling guilty or bad help me reclaim those decades?
3. Now that I recognize the error / the missing Joy, YAHOO I CAN AVOID THOSE ERRORS BETTER!
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BE FAMILY / BROTHER / SISTER FOR THE JOY OF IT (2007-05-24 12:25)
For the joy of it - no other reason.
Jesus came ”to give... life more abundantly,” and ”to make joy... complete.
Jesus gave us the SOLUTION TO LIFE:
• Do unto others all that you would have them do unto you.
• Love your brother as yourself.
• The Good Samaritan
• As you do unto the least of these MY FAMILY you do unto me.
• A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.
START, YOU HAVE SO MANY ABSOLUTES!!!! (2007-05-24 12:26)
An elephant absolutely has a rope-like tail!
An elephant absolutely has sheet-like ears!
An elepahnt absolutely has tree-trunk-like legs!
Etc.
Etc.
If you get the Almighty / God (Life, Love, Truth) you get a whole bunch of things together - aways. It is
important to understand each element. But you cannot get just the element.
Maslow wrote of this phenomena, admitting that he couldn’t further explain it. In his study of self-actualizing
humans he found that in highly self-actualized people, one in millions, if you get one of the following, you get
them all in abundance:
Truth, goodness, beauty, wholeness dichotomy-transcendence, aliveness, uniqueness, perfection, completion,
justice, simplicity, richness, effortlessness, playfulness, self-sufficiency - THE ALMIGHTY / UNITY /
SINGULARITY... LIFE - The ”Bread” of Life.
The movie ”Rudy.” SPIRIT IS THE ONLY SUCCESS. (2007-05-24 12:26)
More and more I glimpse what never before I could - Jesus teaching that what man (not the Almighty) makes
is so futile / trivial / wasteful / meaningless. Napoleon: ”Do you know, Fontanes, what astonishes me most
in this world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the
spirit.”
So, what role is left for us? To be the dwelling place of the Almighty - [1]Truth, Life, Love. This was RUDY.
And look at how he was an instrument to build the Kindom.
King, Jesus, Teresa, Gandhi... all were ademant that EVERYONE can be great. ”Everyone can be great,
because everyone can serve,” ML King.
There is no other service than than done by Rudy. ”They Kingdom comes as thy will is done.”
God calls us to be faithful, not successful.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/almighty-love-truth-life-god.html
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Guilt: Almost always a Sin / Error (2007-05-24 12:27)
Hmm. Picture it: you are up in the waiting room of the Pearly Gates. Jesus comes in to interview you. You
tell him all that you did to try to follow him. One of the ones you speak of is guilt. ”Wow, Jesus, I spent so
much time in guilt.” You are hopeful He is pleased at this.
”Did I suggest for you to be guilty? NO. I told you many things, but I did not tell you that. Why did you
ignore what I told you:
• As you do unto the least of these my family...
• There is not greater love than to...
• Love God (the Almighty - Truth, Love, Life) with your whole...
• Love your brother...
• Love your enemies...
• Love your neighbor...
Do we think Jesus was careless in what He said?
JESUS; WE DO EVERYTHING BUT WHAT HE SAID (2007-05-24 12:27)
I know, DUH!
But wait a second. I’ve ”known” this for all of my life. But reflect on this Eastern saying:
IF YOU KNOW, BUT YOU DO NOT DO, YOU DO NOT KNOW.
Only now am I starting to do. I DID NOT KNOW.
Why Jesus came: Abundant Life; Complete Joy. PERIOD. (2007-05-24 12:28)
Hmmm. How much longer will we continue to doubt what He told us - substituting instead our own thoughts
or the thoughts of preachers, etc?
Was Jesus the most perfect of men, a genius by whatever name... or was he an imbecile in whose mouth we
need to put words?
[1]Jn 15:9-11 “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.”
[2]John Chapter 10 I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
1. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/john/john15.htm#v9
2. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/john/john10.htm
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”Heart in the right place” (2007-05-24 12:29)
A long and wonderful conversation with my friend caused us to arrive at the thought that it is of monumental
importance to have one’s ”heart in the right place.” This is of monumental importance. THIS MAY BE THE
ENTIRETY OF WHAT IS IMPORTANT.
Why do I feel however that this concept is incomplete? IT IS A MATTER OF DEGREE, I see now!!!
But as Dr. King showed us, HOW MUCH SPIRIT MATTERS!!!! (See Dr. King’s idea: [1]JESUS TAUGHT
US: SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING.)
Let’s say your mistaken idea was to value material riches (you don’t do you?). If you valued this, and pursued
it a little you might say your ”heart is in the right place.” But it does not stop there. HOW MUCH IS YOUR
”HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE!” HOW GREEDY ARE YOU!!!
It is really important to:
1. Have your ”heart in the right place.”
2. Be extremely greedy!
Why?
1. [2]Why Jesus came: Abundant Life; Complete Joy. PERIOD.
2. We build the Kingdom, or it does not get built. Most of your family is in torment. ”HURRY,” the still,
small voice within says.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/why-jesus-came-abundant-life-joy-period.html
TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!!
(2007-05-24 12:31)
TOXIC WASTE OF THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY-TO-THE-LEAST-OF-THESE?
For much of the last six weeks or so I’ve felt much more enlightened with the new insight that all Error, all
Sin is Selfishness. Much has been written of this; [1]THE WORDS THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD,
and see partial list below.
But now I think that Selfishness is the fruit of something deeper: the root of all evil - detachment / separation
/ distance / ”divorce” from anyone; that is to say, the root of all evil is ANY VACUUM IN YOUR HEART,
any space that is non-family, non-brotherhood-t0-ALL-of-the-least-of-these-MY-FAMILY. Is not this insight
in line with Timothy 6:10 ([2]King James Version): ”For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith [universal brotherliness], and pierced themselves through
with many sorrows?” Yes. The love of money [[3]Stuff, Superiority, Systems/Institutions] is the displacement
of the LOVE OF ”THE LEAST OF THESE MY FAMILY.”
EVIL IS ANY MOMENTS OF ABSENCE OF LOVE OF EVERYONE - UNIVERSAL BROTHERLINESS
/ OTHERISHNESS / ”FAMILY.” SELFISHNESS IS THE RESULT / FRUIT. ”GOOD” IS THE PREDOMI-
NATION OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERLINESS... IN THE HEART.
The importance of this distinction? A FOCUS ON SELFISHNESS WILL ALLOW THE ROOT TO TAKE
HOLD - NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM - A HEART JUST PARTLY FILLED WITH BROTHERLINESS
WILL BECOME FILLED BY SELFISHNESS.
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THE KINGDOM DEPENDS ON OUR VIGILANCE IN KEEPING CONNECTED TO ALL OTHERS /
keeping from being diverted [”diversion” being worshiped in our western free market capitalist society.]
This puts Jesus focus on the ”least of these my family” in new perspective for me.
This puts Gandhi’s statement in a new perspective for me: ”I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in
doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest
and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going
to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over
his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually
starving millions?Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.”
Caution! Mother Teresa’s kind of LOVE - ”Love [that] cannot remain inactive in the face of suffering.”
[paraphrase]
THE BOTTOM LINE!!! THE MOST TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT, THE GREATEST DANGER IS
BEING NOT-ENTIRELY-BROTHERLY-TO-ALL-THE-LEAST-OF-THESE.
WHAT TO DO!?!?!?
1. PRAY. [4]”OUR FATHER...” PRAY. SELF-MONITOR. BE ACCUTELY AWARE OF WHAT IS ON
YOUR HEART, AND IF IT IS NOT THE-LEAST-OF-THESE-MY-FAMILY, [5]PRAY DELIBER-
ATELY AND PRACTICALLY TO BRING THE-LEAST-OF-THESE-YOUR-FAMILY TO FILL, FILL,
FILL YOUR HEART.
2. BE VIGILANT, WATCHFUL FOR THE AVALANCHE OF ”DIVERSIONS” AND DISTRACTIONS
THAT OUR CULTURE THROWS AT YOU EVERY MINUTE.
3. REMEMBER, YOU CANNOT ESCAPE LEADING THOSE DEAREST TO YOU WHERE YOU GO.
LIFE OR PULSE? HEAVEN OR HELL? THE ”GREAT” OR THE ”GOOD?”
[6]WHERE IS THE SELFISHNESS / SIN IN MY LIFE?
[7]!!!!!!!!!! DEFINITION: ”SAVED” !!!!!!!!!!
[8]Exploitative U.S. ”Family Values” will be its demise...
[9]The Anti-Christ: American Capitalism and its Export
[10]DEFINITION OF VIOLENCE - ”Enemy,” Non-Brotherly, Selfish, Not-as-you-would-have-them-do behav-
ior
[11]Take away Selfishness and Western Culture Vanishes
[12]WE ARE IMMORTAL. THE ONLY DEATH IS SELFISHNESS
And many more posts. Search the blog with the tool a the top left of the site.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/words-that-could-save-world.html
2. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/bible-phrases-sayings.html
3. file://localhost/mnt/ext/blogbooker/tmp/r271p8v5/JESUS
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/where-is-selfishness-sin-in-my-life.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/definition-saved.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/exploitative-us-family-values-will-be.html
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/anti-christ-american-capitalism-and-its.html
10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/violence-enemy-non-brotherly-not-loving.html
11. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/take-away-selfishness-and-western.html
12. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/we-are-imortal-only-death-is.html
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TOXIC WASTE OF THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!!
(2007-05-24 12:31)
Ooops! Please click here for this extremely important post:
[1]TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/toxic-waste-to-spirit-selfishness-or.html
HEART: DOES NOT KNOW ITS OWN PAIN, SACRIFICE (2007-05-24 12:31)
This is a really important factor in our ”wiring” to be aware of:
WHEN YOUR HEART IS IN CHARGE THE FEEDBACK LOOP OF YOUR FLESH IS EXTREMELY
ATTENUATED. (You are racing to the hospital with your child in your arms. How much are you ”feeling”
the pain in your body?”)
This is why those who follow Jesus, serve the Almighty ”LOOK LIKE” they are in misery, but actually
”THEIR JOY IS COMPLETE.”
No?
DIVORCE / NEGLECT / NON-FAMILY: OUR UN-NAMED RELIGION
(2007-05-24 12:33)
See [1]TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!! , [2]THE WORDS
THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD, and [3]CANCER WOULD SEEM LIKE A BRILLIANT INVENTION.
SERIOUSLY! TRULY!
Our western culture is based on our ability to divorce ourselves from concern for others under the guise of
rugged independence, free market capitalism, and ”family” values.
WE SHOULD EXPECT TO SEE, as an early and immediate indicator of the ”body’s” death from this cancer,
a skyrocketing ”Marriage Divorce” rate. Divorce from others is what we train our children in from the earliest
age.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/toxic-waste-to-spirit-selfishness-or.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/words-that-could-save-world.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/cancer-would-seem-like-brilliant.html
CANCER WOULD SEEM LIKE A BRILLIANT INVENTION. SERIOUSLY! TRULY!
(2007-05-24 12:33)
It would seem like the ultimate free lunch. Listen cells, the other cells can take care of themselves. It will
build character; survival of the fittest.
Quit thinking about them, and look out for yourself, and for ”your family.”
My gosh, without the ”burden” [Life, Love, Truth - the Almighty] of thinking about others, wow, just think
of the growth, the wealth of resources available to you! Why, you could do as well for yourself as you were
willing to sacrifice and work for!
But then the body would die.
Thank you Adam Smith. Thank you wester, free market, consumer capitalism. The body, the masses, are
rapidly dying. And the Almighty is not to be found among the Cancer Cells. They are already all but Dead.
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JESUS DISCOVERED LIFE. ADAM SMITH - CANCER. (2007-05-24 12:34)
Jesus, according to Tolstoy and your own heart, gave us the Solution to Life: ”Do unto others ALL that you
would have them do unto you.”
Adam Smith gave us Cancer / Death: Do unto others, within Man’s law, all that you can BEFORE they can
do unto you.
Smith said, it is impossible to effectively look after your brother. Take care of yourself and let the Hand of
God worry about the rest. Hmm. Adam Smith overrode Jesus, Son of God. Smith had no malice or mal
intent. [1]CANCER WOULD SEEM LIKE A BRILLIANT INVENTION. SERIOUSLY! TRULY!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/cancer-would-seem-like-brilliant.html
NOT ”MY FAMILY” IS THE ROOT OF ALL SIN; ALL SELFISHNESS THE FRUIT
(2007-05-24 12:35)
[1]TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!!
[2]THE WORDS THAT COULD SAVE THE WORLD,
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/toxic-waste-to-spirit-selfishness-or.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/words-that-could-save-world.html
Jesus called us to ”Love,” NOT ”Justice.” Careless mistake? (2007-05-24 12:42)
[1]JESUS; WE DO EVERYTHING BUT WHAT HE SAID.
Why did Jesus NOT call us to ”Justice?!!?” Because our Father’s Kingdom, Heaven is in and through the
Heart. Justice calls us to our Head, AWAY from our Father’s House.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/jesus-we-do-everything-but-what-he-said.html
”CHRISTIAN” MARRIAGE? TOTAL SERVICE. (2007-05-24 12:43)
Oh, I wish as a young person I had seen this. Maybe I could have established a marriage with a similarly
enlightened person.
If you are open to considering the Truth of this post title, ”CHRISTIAN” MARRIAGE? TOTAL SERVICE,
then ponder this and you will see it:
Jesus called us each individually to TOTAL SERVICE to ”the least of these my family.” ’Pick up your cross
and follow me’ he told us. Well, if individually this is what we are to do, then except for violating this
Solution to Life, in Marriage this is what we must do as TWO instead of ONE.
There is no other ”Christian” Marriage. THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE.
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START: ”RECENTLY SELF PITTY, EGO, SELFISHNESS FILLED ME”
(2007-05-24 12:45)
After weeks of Spiritual success and bliss, despite an arduous campaign in front of the Sudan Embassy, I
plummetted off of the path: [1]”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Guidance for
my young friends, of every age.
Within several days I got approximately back, but it was another week before I was fully back on firm footing,
and back in Heaven. In the intervening days, the symptoms and penalty for being off of the path included
the Fruits that filled/sickened me included:
SELF PITTY: Why didn’t I have more support from people!
EGO: Oh, I was so angry at folks for not joining the campaign, and not being smart enough to follow me!
SELFISHNESS
SELF PITTY, EGO, SELFISHNESS are ONLY FOUND OFF OF THE PATH. Watch for and respond to
these warning signs. This entire site is designed to help us back to the Path, but this post in particular can
help: [2]TOXIC WASTE TO THE SPIRIT: Selfishness? -or- NOT-BROTHERLY!!!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/guidance-for-my-young-friends-of-every.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/toxic-waste-to-spirit-selfishness-or.html
Jesus follower? WOULD BE LEADER. (2007-05-24 12:46)
Properly understood, the [1]”OUR FATHER...” is a passionate exhortation for us to Lead our brothers and
sisters to Heaven:
Lead us all not into temptation
Deliver us all from evil!!!!!
Who is to do the ”Leading?” Who is to do the ”Deliver”ing? YOU AND ME.
Leading, successfully or not, is what we were created for - it is Heaven.
Leading, WHEN SUCCESSFUL, is the only thing that will ”DELIVER US ALL FROM EVIL!”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
DARFURIES & JESUS WONDER: ”ARE YOU OUR FAMILY?” (2007-05-24 12:47)
Think of this, DARFURIES & JESUS WONDER: ”ARE YOU OUR FAMILY?”
Think of this, not for the ”guilt” value [horrible waste - guilt] but for the potential insight and ”wake up”
value!
Jesus must be wondering, ”who is my family?” He said, ”As you do unto the least of these MY FAMILY.”
WHO IS TAKING CARE OF ”JESUS” DARFUR FAMILY? No one? The Jesus TOO has no family?
IF YOU WERE ONE ”CELL,” WHERE WOULD YOU FOCUS YOUR BODY?
(2007-05-24 12:48)
This idea of ”one body” is all around us from the great souls:
• The body of Christ.
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• ”We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King, Jr.
• ”All men are brothers,” Gandhi.
• ”In reality, of course, we are all cells in the body of humanity,” Peace Pilgrim
• Etc.
Well, let’s not blow them off for a second. Time out.
So if we in the whole world are all one body, and you were one ”cell,” where would you want the body’s
attention?
1. Your ”family? Probably not. You are a high achiever, wealthy beyond all world standards.
2. Your ”neighborhood?” Probably not. Same as above.
3. Darfur? Congo? Palestine? Guatamala? Etc? GOOD CHANCE! Huge death rates. Terrible suffering.
4. The U.S.? GOOD CHANCE! CANCER, MESTASTASIZING AROUND THE WORLD, SPREADING
ITSELF - [1]SPREADING FREE MARKET, CONSUMER, CAPITALISM.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/jesus-discovered-life-adam-smith-cancer.html
IF WE HUMANS ARE ONE BODY, WHAT DOES OUR FATHER SEE?
(2007-05-24 12:49)
[1]IF YOU WERE ONE ”CELL,” WHERE WOULD YOU FOCUS YOUR BODY?
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/if-you-were-one-cell-where-would-you.html
THE ”NARROW GATE” = ”PAYING THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!” (2007-05-24 13:37)
[1]MatthewChapter 7
[FINDING / KNOWING THE PEARL - THE TREAURE - THE EASY PART!] 12 [2]6 ”Do to others
whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. ” And, [3]Mark Chapter 12 30
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all
your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ’You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
[DECIDING TO PAY THE PRICE - THE NARROW GATE - THE HARD PART!] 13 [4]7 [5]8 ”Enter
through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who
enter through it are many. 14 How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those
who find it are few. ”
Oh my goodness. What am imbicile I am. Finding and Living ”Life” all comes down to this - PAYING THE
PRICE!. I spend most of my time in the mistaken confusion that it comes down to:
Knowing WHERE the path is...
What the path LOOKS LIKE...
How to walk the path...
Etc...
Etc...
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Well, all of those things matter. But the fundamental problem is, WE DO NOT THINK THAT WE WANT
TO ”PAY THE PRICE!” We know WHAT to do. We don’t have the WISDOM, COURAGE, CONVICTION,
KNOWLEGED, TRUTH, LIFE, LOVE... to PAY THE PRICE.
[6]MatthewChapter 13 44 [7]23 ”The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, [8]24 which a
person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 Again, the
kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. 46 When he finds a pearl of great price, he
goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” I have always thought that the focus of this was FINDING the
Pearl or the Treasure. It is helpful for me to realize that it is about the wisdom, courage, FAITH... to ”PAY
THE PRICE.”
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot6
3. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/mark/mark12.htm
4. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot7
5. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot8
6. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible_hold/matthew/matthew13.htm
7. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible_hold/matthew/matthew13.htm#23
8. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible_hold/matthew/matthew13.htm#24
THE ”NARROW GATE”= ”SEEING”THE ”PEARL”/ ”TREASURE”(2007-05-24 13:53)
This is a really important post: [1]THE ”NARROW GATE” = ”PAYING THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!” The point of
this just mentioned post is that more than we recognize, we know:
1. What we want - Heaven
2. What to do - Good
3. The Pearl / Treasure - totally dedicating ourselves the least of these
The point of the just mentioned post is that we know what we want, but we will not face the ”Price!”
But, why will we not face the price?
1. We are DISTRACTED, DISASSOCIATED, SEPARATED from ”the least of these our family,” PHYSI-
CALLY, VISUALLY,. SPATIALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, EXPERIENTIALLY, FINANCIALLY....
2. ”If you know, and you do not do, you do not know”
3. We are drowning in mis-direction; away from the Kingdom, toward the Hell of non-family, non-brotherly
4. We are drowning in a culture, we are drowning in role models that prize distance from ”the lest of these
my family.”
5. We are devoid of an environment rich in Serving, from the Soul, in Solidarity
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/narrow-gate-paying-price.html
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May 23: 22 Priests go on Hunger Strike (2007-05-27 18:39)
UCAN: [1]Priests go on hunger strike to protest naval base plan
5/23/2007
UCANews ([2]www.ucanews.com)
SEOUL, South Korea (UCAN) – After the governor of Jeju agreed to accept a controversial naval base on the
island province, local priests went on a hunger strike and their bishop wrote an open letter to South Korea’s
president urging a referendum on the plan.
On May 21, about 40 priests of Cheju Diocese organized a Mass for peace on the island off the Korean
peninsula’s southern coast. Afterward, 18 of them joined four colleagues on the third day of a hunger strike
against the base. Cheju is the former spelling of Jeju. [click link above for full article.]
1. http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=24189
2. http://www.ucanews.com/
Leo Tolstoy Quotations (2007-05-28 23:11)
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in
taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
All surrounding interests, such as the peace and safety of my family, my property, and myself were based on
the law that was rejected by Christ – on the law of a 'tooth for a tooth.’ All violence consists in some people
forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
All His first disciples obeyed the same law of the non-resistance of evil [to not return evil for
evil], and passed their lives in disability and persecution.
And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in
other people.
And I understood from where my error arose. It arose from my professing Christ in words
and denying Him in deed. And Levin, a happy father and a man in perfect health, was several times so
near suicide that he hid the cord, lest he be tempted to hang himself, and was afraid to go out with his gun,
for fear of shooting himself. But Levin did not shoot himself, and did not hang himself; he went on living.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to
which men have risen.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
But the peasants - how do the peasants die?
Christ does not require us to turn the other cheek, and to give away our cloak, in order to
make us suffer; but He teaches us not to resist evil [to not return evil for evil], and warns us
that doing so may involve personal suffering. Does a father, on seeing his son set out on a long journey,
tell him to pass sleepless nights, to eat little, to get wet through, or to freeze? Will he not rather say to him,
'Go, and if on the road you are cold or hungry, do not be discouraged but go on’ ?
'Do not resist evil’ means never to resist evil, i.e., never offer violence to anyone. If a man
reviles you, do not revile him in return; suffer, but do no violence.
Ecclesiastical teachers told me that the doctrine of Christ was divine, but that its observance
was impossible on account of the weakness of human nature.
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Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on.
It is the force whereby we live.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake
of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.
I did not carry out that teaching in deed [to not return evil for evil], for I admitted and re-
spected the unchristian institutions that surrounded me.
I did not see that it was impossible to admit the Godhead of Christ – the basis of whose
teaching is non-resistance of evil – and, at the same time, to work consciously and calmly for
the institutions of property, courts of law, kingdoms, the army, and so on.
I imbibed such a notion of the practical impossibility of following the divine doctrine gradually
and almost imperceptibly. I was so accustomed to it, it coincided so well with all my animal
feelings, that I had never observed the contradiction in which I lived.
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am
very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
I was taught from my childhood that Christ is God and that His teaching is divine and au-
thoritative; while, on the other hand, I was also told to respect those institutions that, by
means of violence, secured my safety from evil; I was taught to honor those institutions as
being sacred. I was taught to resist evil; and it was instilled into me that it was humiliating
and dishonorable to submit to evil and to suffer from it; and that it was praiseworthy to resist
evil. I was taught to condemn and to execute. I was taught to make war, i.e., to resist evil
by murder. The army, a member of which I was, was called a 'Christ-loving’[1] army, and the
Church consecrated its mission. I was taught to resist an offender by violence and to avenge
a private insult, or one against my native land, by violence. All this was never regarded as
wrong, but, on the contrary, I was told that it was perfectly right and in no way contrary to
Christ’s doctrine.
If a man were to set all the faculties of his mind to the annulling of a given law, what more
forcible argument could he use for its suppression than that it was an impracticable law, and
that the legislator’s own opinion of it was that it could not be kept without supernatural aid?
And yet, this was exactly what I had thought about the commandment 'not to resist evil.’
I tried to remember when and how the strange idea had first come into my mind, that the
doctrine of Christ was divine in authority but impossible in practice. On reviewing my past
life, I discovered that this idea had never been transmitted to me in all its nakedness, for then
it would have repelled me; but that I had imperceptibly imbibed it from my earliest childhood,
and that the associations of my life had confirmed some strange error. If so many men, so many
minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot
themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in
such a state.
If you want to be happy, be.
If you deal carelessly with bees you will injure them,and will yourself be injured. And so with men. It cannot
be otherwise, because natural love is the fundamental law of human life.
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In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent
of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
It did not then occur to me, as it does now, that it would be much simpler to regulate our
lives according to the doctrine of Christ; and then, if courts of law, executions, and war were
found to be indispensably necessary for our welfare, we might pray to have them too. It is
amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
It was only after losing all faith in the explanations of learned theology and criticism, and
after laying them all aside in obedience to the words of Christ (Mark 10:15), that I began to
understand what had until then seemed incomprehensible to me. It was not by deep thought,
or by skillfully comparing or commenting on the texts of the gospel, that I came to understand
the doctrine. On the contrary, all grew clear to me for the very reason that I had ceased to
rest on mere interpretations.
Judgment sins by punishing for crime, and all judgment is annihilated by the law of God –
mercy. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Love is invincible.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything
exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle
of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Love is the unity of souls
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal,
aims of humanity.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
My faith in these 'toga,’ in these empty idols, hid the truth from my eyes. In my way to Him
these 'toga,’ which I did not have the strength to renounce, stood before me, obscuring His
light. Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and
let it defend itself.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of
our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon
which its power is founded.
The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in
a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
The law of God - mercy.
The only significance of life consists in helping to establish the kingdom of God; and this can be done only by
means of the acknowledgment and profession of the truth by each one of us.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some
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kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to
assume the responsibility of starting it.
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its
weakening.
We were taught that it was possible to be a Christian without fulfilling His law not to resist
evil. What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
What an immense mass of evil must result... from allowing men to assume the right of anticipating what
may happen.
Why should Christ have given to us such clear and good precepts, applicable to us all, if He
knew beforehand that the keeping of them was impossible by man in his own unaided strength?
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
The ”Our Father” saved me again, and again... (2007-05-29 10:29)
My early May traumatic divergence from the ”Path” has been written of extensively in following posts.
[1]”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Guidance for my young friends, of every age.
I’ve neglected there to mention that the [2]”OUR FATHER...” has once again been instrumental in regaining
the Path despite great odds.
No, I do not mean ”reciting” the Our Father for some ”magic” effect. I mean having the [3]”OUR FATHER...”
work my nervous system for hours, to hammer me back into shape, back into a Follower, a Disciple.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/guidance-for-my-young-friends-of-every.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
Walking the path: weed or cultivate? WEED BARRIER (2007-05-29 10:29)
Where are we best to focus our time?
1. WEED: Do I spend my time finding my Errors and working on them?
2. CULTIVATE: Do I spend my time growing within myself Love-in-Action for ”the least of these my
family?”
Gandhi seemed to say, WEED. Gandhi was obsessed with finding the errors in his life and weeding them out.
Gandhi seemed to say, CULTIVATE. TRUTH IS GOD. Gandhi relentlessly pursued Truth.
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Jesus said CULTIVATE! No? The religion He replaced was Judaism which was obsessed with ”laws” that
were for the minute dealing with weeds. Jesus said No! CULTIVATE. ”Follow me.” Just Do It!
Both Weeding and Cultivation are necessary, but the emphasis, the strong emphasis needs to be on CULTI-
VATE, in my experience and practice. Weeding is too much of a ”Brain,” ”Thinking” function. We need to
stop ”Thinking” and Start Loving. The Heart is the only thing strong enough, wise enough, and visionary
enough to get us to Heaven.
The best defense is a good offense: ”Love thy neighbor as thyself.” ”Do unto others ALL that you would have
them do unto you.? ”As you do unto the least of these my family you do unto me.”
JESUS’ TWO SOLUTIONS ARE ”CULTIVATE:”
1. ”Love [the Almighty - Truth, Love, Life] with your whole Heart, your whole soul, and your whole mind.”
2. ”You shall love your neighbor [”the least of these my family”] as yourself.”
Or, [1]WEED BARRIER!!?!??!!!!!!!!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/saved-by-toxic-waste-reflex.html
Darfur Vigil Goal: Post-it Note Darfuries to the Hearts (2007-05-29 10:30)
As what is written in the title of this post came to me in the last two weeks it has been enormously useful to
me staying on the path, Joyful, and [1]Serving out of Solidarity from my Soul.
I think that is an almost perfect example of what the life of a Disciple does: Works to connect ”the least
of these my family” to the Hearts of all people - to ”Save” them from thinking about themselves and ”their
family.”
In front of the Sudan Embassy I am trying to live my life in such a way as to post-it note Darfuries to the
Hearts of those that pass by every day. I have no doubt that to some degree this is happening.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
Obstructions to ”paying the price” for Heaven on Earth (2007-05-29 10:32)
1. MODEL-POOR / EXAMPLE-POOR ENVIRONMENT. Imagine a near perfect community as probably
existed in certain American Indian tribes and among the early Christians. Someone in such a tribe
would require much, much imagination to Err / Sin.
2. TEMPTATION-RICH ENVIRONMENTS. Western, free-market, consumer capitalism INTENDS TO
BE THE MOST TEMPTATION-RICH ENVIRONMENT EVER CONCEIVED!!!!!!!!!!
3. PERVERSION / POLUTION / DISGUISE / DISTORTION / MUTILATION OF JESUS ”GOSPEL”
AS SUCCESSFULLY AND TOTALLY ACHIEVED BY THE ”CHURCH” FOR 1800 YEARS!!!!!!!
4. LACK OF PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE.
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Thine is the ”Kingdom” (2007-05-29 10:33)
Oh my. What a tragedy that people like me were never taught how to be prayed by this prayer, the [1]Our
Father! Year after recent year I find this a perfect prayer, the perfect prayer for developing me as a disciple,
for making me Christian.
My experience with the last three phrases is the newest. I expect to spend many hundreds of hours, if granted
by the Almighty, being pondered by ”For Thine is the Kingdom.” In my experience so far:
• Yes! Thine is the ONLY KINGDOM in which anyone that had experienced it would want to live!
• Thy Kingdom is the only one with the power of the Almighty!
• Thy Kingdom is the one WITH the Almighty - that you can reside with Love, Life, Truth.
• Thy Kingdom is the one that is Heaven on Earth, including for those most dear to us.
It is really important to intimately envision the Kingdom:
1. To know where we need to be.
2. To know where we WANT to be.
3. To know what to try and build.
4. To know where we need to lead others.
5. For the motivation that comes from seeing the prize.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
Thine is the... ”Power” (2007-05-29 10:33)
Oh my. What a tragedy that people like me were never taught how to be prayed by this prayer, the [1]Our
Father! Year after recent year I find this a perfect prayer, the perfect prayer for developing me as a disciple,
for making me Christian.
My experience with the last three phrases is the newest. I expect to spend many hundreds of hours, if granted
by the Almighty, being pondered by ”For Thine is the Power,” THE ALMIGHTY! In my experience so far:
• Napoleon: ”Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create
anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.”
• Not Gandhi, but he as an instrument of the Almighty.
• Not King, but he as an instrument of the Almighty.
• Not Jesus, but the Almighty Power for two hundred years, and vague recollection that will not fully die
for 2000 years.
• Etc.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
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What has brought ”Heaven” into your life? (2007-05-29 10:33)
Have you any glimpses into heaven? Of course you do.
For me the examples are endless, however I wish there were a million times as many:
1. My father’s joy at given me a motor bike, something he never could have afforded as a child;
2. Bev writing me of her love after years of putting up with me;
3. Dicken’s writing - ”A Christmas Carol,” etc.
4. The book ”Endurance” as a child,
5. The movie ”Captains Courageous” as a child,
6. My sister Marcia’s undying love and kindness to me as a child,
7. The million things my mom did for us kids,
8. Soldiers giving their lives for us,
9. Gandhi’s example,
10. JESUS’ EXAMPLE,
11. Msgr. Ryan at the Catholic Church when I was little - his unending warmth and kindness,
12. Etc.
13. Etc......
Every one of these is a brick toward the Kingdom!!!!!!!!
Every kindness we do is a brick toward the Kingdom!!!!!!
ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE FOR ”NONVIOLENCE” (2007-05-29 10:34)
Who could be satisfied with the term ”nonviolence?” It so defines itself in terms of what it wants NOT to be.
The reverse should be true.
Potential alternatives include:
1. Militant Brotherliness
2. Militant Family
3. Militant Loving
4. Militant Love
5. Militant Nonviolence
6. Militant PeaceMaking
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7. Brotherliness
8. Revolutionary Brotherliness
9. Tough Brotherliness
10. Tough Loving
11. Universal Family
12. PeaceMaking
13. ?
14. ?
Thine is the... ”Glory” (2007-05-29 10:34)
Oh my. What a tragedy that people like me were never taught how to be prayed by this prayer, the [1]Our
Father! Year after recent year I find this a perfect prayer, the perfect prayer for developing me as a disciple,
for making me Christian.
My experience with the last three phrases is the newest. I expect to spend many hundreds of hours, if granted
by the Almighty, being pondered by ”For Thine is the Glory.” In my experience so far, what is as glorious as:
• The Love that your caregivers provided as you grew
• The Love of your best teachers
• The self-sacrificial Love of histories Heroes
• The way Truth wins out ... in the end
• The wonder of Life in an infant
• Etc
• Etc
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
JESUS SAID THERE WOULD BE A ”PRICE TO PAY” (2007-05-29 10:35)
So far for me it has been exactly as Jesus said:
[1]MarkChapter 8 ”Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel
[2]9 will save it. 36 What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37 What could
one give in exchange for his life? 38 Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful
generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
[3]Mark Chapter 10 28 Peter began to say to him, ”We have given up everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus
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said, ”Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father
or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel 30
who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and
mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
[4]Matthew 19 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children
or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark8.htm
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark8.htm#foot9
3. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark10.htm
4. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm
EVERY ”BROTHERLINESS” IS A ”BRICK” IN THE KINGDOM (2007-05-29 10:44)
Wow. This was a much needed bit of encouragement last week.
This was important clarity. We need Heaven constructed and a bridge for all of us to get to Heaven to be
constructed. This is a HUGE JOB!
But make no mistake, think about your own experience.
What is YOUR bridge toward Heaven so far. Is it no made up of acts of Love / courage / Heroism / Altruism
... bricks made and laid by people directly and indirectly in your life?
• Mom
• Dad
• Sister
• Brother
• Teacher
• Historic characters
• Strangers
• Fiction characters
• Jesus
• etc
• etc
Every act of Love / Family / Brotherliness / Kindness / Humanity / Altrusm... is a brick.
Take heart! Get on with it!
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Separating ALMIGHTY TRUTH from manmade ”truth” (2007-05-29 10:47)
Who are you? What are you to become?
What if you and anyone on earth have never encountered a ”Golden Retriever” baby puppy; or a tulip bulb?
How would you go about discovering what it was, its ”nature?”
• Patience
• Respect
• Honesty
• HUMILITY
• Rigor....
The real point is that YOU would KNOW THAT IT HAD A ”NATURE,” unlike a piece of clay or Iron Ore
that, although these two have a nature, they are inanimate and ”invite” manipulation and forming. Alive
”nature” invites discovery and nurture. Yes?
Human Beings provide an infinitely more complex problem due to their practically limitless capacity to
be enculturated. Yet, imagine that you are a species from a distant planet, extremely ”humane,” and you
encounter a human infant. What do you do? The above list, right?
The point is, humans have a ”nature.” By Jesus time we had lost much of our sense of this. With Judaism
we were living as though we were weak clay that needed constant force to assume a shape pleasing to the
Almighty.
Jesus saw the Truth. Our nature is Humane / Brotherly / Universal Family / Compassionate / Loving. He
died to have us re-envision ourselves and to re-envision our relationships. He died to Lead us to Lead others
to recreate ourselves and our culture - to Heaven on Earth.
We have been crucifying him ever since. Jesus has company that in more recent years have arrived at much his
conclusions: Carl Rogers, Alfred Adler, Pitirim Sorokin, Victor Frankl, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Abraham
Maslow. Those who are evidence that Jesus was correct in seeing the full ”health” of a human include Gandhi,
Teresa, King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln, Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
THE ”PEARL” / ”TREASURE” OF JESUS (2007-05-29 10:58)
Life.
I have just now glimpsed this!
I cannot prove this to you, but if you want, I can show you.
You are young parents in the first minutes of holding your first newborn. What is more valuable?
Now, imagine a Heart as expansive of that of Jesus, Teresa, Gandhi, King or any other uncrippled adult
human. What is the ”Pearl,” the ”Treasure” for which you would sell everything? The ”Pearl,” the ”Treasure”
for which you would sell everything is EVERY SINGLE, ANY SINGLE HUMAN LIFE.
WITHIN EVERY LIFE IS CREATION, AND THE CREATOR - THE ALMIGHTY. INFINITE WORTH.
INFINITE VALUE. INFINITE BEAUTY AND WONDER.
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”A CHRISTIAN” VS ”CHRISTIAN” (2007-05-29 11:01)
All the difference in the world:
• Cancer vs Health
• Death vs Life
• Hell vs Heaven
• Admiring & Exploiting Jesus vs Following & Serving Jesus
• Flesh & Head vs Heart / Spirit
• Crucifixion vs Resurrection
This is not a matter of malice, or even of choice. ”Many are called but few are chosen.” This is really, really
cruel.
THE ”PRICE” IS: EVERYTHING & NOTHING (2007-05-29 11:05)
Paying the Price is the central issue of our age. We learn to do so, we learn to do what needs to be done,
what our Hearts would have us do, or technology and weapons will reduce all life on earth to hell. [1]!!!!!!
THE RICH YOUNG MAN IS ME AND YOU !!!!!!
Like ”[2]sacrifice,” ”[3]suffer,” ”[4]courage...” ”[5]PRICE,” or ”[6]paying the price” is profoundly different for
the onlooker than for the actor. The one ”[7]paying the price” if doing so out of [8]Love, feels Joy centrally,
and any sensation of ”paying” is peripheral. Yes this is absolutely true in the extreme, for Jesus on the Cross,
for Ganhi close to death in a Hunger Strike. ”Don’t you know I am never so Joyful as when I am suffering for
my people,” asked Gandhi? [paraphrase]
”This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being
thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you
[9]happy.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/rich-young-man-is-us.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
9. http://www.jocund.com/happiness.html
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NOT ”COMMANDMENT!” JESUS GAVE THE ”SOLUTION!!!” (2007-05-29 11:13)
Did Einstein give us ”Commandments?”
Did Lister give us ”Commandments?”
No, they gave us Solutions TO LIVE BY!
JESUS GAVE US THE SOLUTION TO LIFE! My goodness, how did I not see this until now. Tolstoy
articulated exactly this in ”The Kingdom of God is Within You.” The following is NOT Tolstoy’s articulation:
JESUS SOLUTION: WE ARE ALL ONE FAMILY. NO MORE DOUBLE STANDARDS. GET ON WITH
IT!
1. Love God (we have one Father)
2. Love your neighbor as yourself (everyone is your neighbor, everyone is your brother; BE BROTHERLY.
PERIOD.)
So, what do we get with this solution? With certainty, THE KINGDOM: [1]E=MCsqd. ”THY KINGDOM
COMES AS THY WILL IS DONE...”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/04/emcsqd-thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is.html
Anonymous (2008-08-09 03:14:00)
http://koti.phnet.fi/petripaavola/DoubleCommandementofLove.html
Blessings!
BLESSED UNREST (2007-05-29 11:14)
”There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there
is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.... You have to keep open and aware directly to the
urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at
any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us
more alive than the others.”
Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille
”More!,” as my friend says.
”All, Everything!,” as the Almighty says.
”Groundhod Day” movie. ”Life” looks like this. (2007-05-29 11:14)
I’ve admired this movie for so long, it is amazing to me that just within the last few days did it hit me, why!
Life, the Almighty, looks like this movie looks. Every day, every day Life, The Almighty improves, learns,
grows.
[1]Blessed Unrest!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/blessed-unrest.html
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!!!!!! THE RICH YOUNG MAN IS ME AND YOU !!!!!! (2007-05-29 11:15)
You can forget everything else on this site if you want to. Don’t even bother with it.
Just ponder this, and face the implications:
!!!!!! THE RICH YOUNG MAN IS ME AND YOU !!!!!!
?????Is this OK?????
[1]Mark Chapter 10 ”Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus answered him, ”Why do
you call me good? [2]3 No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ’You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother.’” 20
He replied and said to him, ”Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” 21 Jesus, looking at him,
loved him and said to him, ”You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor and
you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 At that statement his face fell, and he went away
sad, for he had many possessions.
[3]Matthew 19 ”Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” 17 He answered him, ”Why do you ask me
about the good? There is only One who is good. [4]13 If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 [5]14 He asked him, ”Which ones?” And Jesus replied, ” ’You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; 19 honor your father and your mother’; and ’you shall
love your neighbor as yourself.’” 20 [6]15 The young man said to him, ”All of these I have observed. What
do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, ”If you wish to be perfect, [7]16 go, sell what you have and give to
(the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this
statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. 23 [8]17 Then Jesus said to his disciples, ”Amen,
I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is
easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark10.htm
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/mark/mark10.htm#foot3
3. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm
4. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm#foot13
5. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm#foot14
6. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm#foot15
7. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm#foot16
8. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew19.htm#foot17
JESUS FOLLOWERS FOLLOW THE ”ALMIGHTY” (2007-05-29 11:45)
For that matter, The Almighty’s followers follow the Almighty - Truth, Love, Life; just like Newton followed,
was irrestably drawn by Gravity. No?
This explains all the prophets, Jesus, the Disciples, the Apostles.
The world continues to burn because we look beyond this simple truth for magic and mysticism so we can
escape the implications:
We are all one Family; no double standards; Be Brotherly; GET ON WITH IT.
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Life happens at the ”GROWTH TIP” (2007-05-29 11:51)
Growth tip:
• Where it happens in plants
• An extremely small part of the ”whole”
• Presumably ”painful”
• ”Alien” from the mass
• ”Lonely”
• Essential to life
• ”Leading”
THE INFANT IS ”CREATION” AND ”CREATOR” (2007-05-29 11:53)
Why are we so overwhelmingly drawn to the infant? THE INFANT IS ”CREATION” AND ”CREATOR.”
The infant is the closest we will ever come to encountering entirely The Almighty, The Creator.
We are neotenous creatures, among the only such creatures on the planet. Neotenous: Retention of juvenile
characteristics in the adults of a species.
We are to remain close approximations of the Creator. Jesus died to try to make this True for us.
Tolstoy’s life of DIVERSIONS was his DEATH (2007-05-29 11:54)
By his early 50’s Tolstoy had written all his Novels, made a fortune, and lost the will to live.
Then he did his own translation of the [1]Gospel and found 40 more years of life in poverty serving ”the least
of these my family.”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
HUMANKIND’S GREATS ESCAPED ENCULTURATION (2007-05-29 11:54)
Hmmm. Did we get our Greats from enculturating them: Jesus, Gandhi, King, Diane Wilson, William
Thomas, Davinci, St. Francis, Teresa of Calcutta, Motzart....
• In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards. Mark Twain
• School-days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull,
unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense and common
decency. It doesn’t take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into
him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not. H. L. Mencken
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• From my expereince of hundreds of children, I know that they have perhaps a finer sense of honour
than you or I have. The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would
learn not from grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children. MK Gandhi
• To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt
• A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education
he may steal the whole railroad. Theodore Roosevelt
• Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. Bertrand Russell
• I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain
• The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Albert Einstein
• My education was interrupted only by my schooling. Winston Churchill
• ”Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” Bertrand Russell
• ”We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to
intelligence and freedom of thought.” Bertrand Russell
• Your learning is useless to you till you have lost your text-books, burnt your lecture notes, and forgotten
the minutiae which you learnt by heart for the examination. Alfred North Whitehead
• Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school. William
Shakespeare
• I think my deepest criticism of the educational system at that period [junior high and high school], and
that also applies to other periods, is that it’s all based upon a distrust of the student. Don’t trust him
to follow his own leads; guide him; tell him what to do; tell him what he should think; tell him what he
should learn. Consequently at the very age when he should be developing adult characteristics of choice
and decision making, when he should be trusted on some of those things, trusted to make mistakes and
to learn from those mistakes, he is, instead, regimented and shoved into a curriculum, whether it fits
him or not. Carl Rogers
• He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to
ride on. Benjamin Franklin
• College isn’t the place to go for ideas. Helen Keller
• If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep
order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving
the natural method of teaching what each wishes to learn, and insisting that you shall learn what you
have no taste or capacity for. The college, which should be a place of delightful labour, is made odious
and unhealthy, and the young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits. I
would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a
pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the
attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys,
not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor. Ralf Waldo Emerson
• You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just
so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. St.
Francis
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• A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence
University education. George Bernard Shaw
• It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely
strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. Albert Einstein
• It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely
strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. Albert Einstein
• The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot
learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler
• Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s
character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
• Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. Annie Sullivan
• If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of
attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which
make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning. Carl Rogers


”GOD BLESS YOU” is the salutation Start receives now (2007-05-29 11:55)
There is little that I have done in many months that is not just ”surrender” to the [1]Almighty as best I am
able. This includes the tattoo on my forehead. Divine Inspiration is how I experience it.
Almost always when I encounter people face to face, if they engage me, somewhere in the dialog is the
saluation, ”God bless you.” 99 % of the time. It seems genuine. It seems deep. It seems comfortable. It seems
spontaneous.
Hmmm. It seems that more than before I bring a sacred sense of God, of the Almighty to their Spirit. Hmmm.
That is the entirety of what I want to do!
Thanks Father.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
Quantum (2007-05-29 11:55)
Most of what Saves us is not just a little bit better. It is a quantum leap better, more pure, more of the
Almighty:
• Gandhi
• Teresa
• Diane Wilson
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• ML King
• Dietrich Bonhoeffer
• Steve Beko
• Etc.
In the most sacred of [1]essays, Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel gives us a hint to this phenomenon:
”God will return to us when we shall be willing to let Him in into our banks and factories, into our Congress
and clubs, into our courts and investigating committees, into our homes and theaters. For God is everywhere
or nowhere, the Father of all men or no man, concerned about everything or nothing.”
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
VIOLENCE = EXTORTING ”THE PRICE” FROM OTHERS (2007-05-29 11:57)
VIOLENCE = EXTORTING ”THE PRICE” FOR WHAT WE WANT FROM OTHERS.
This is a monumentally important discovery for me. Is there anything else that needs to be said?
BROTHERLINESS = PAYING ”THE PRICE” FOR OTHERS (2007-05-29 11:59)
BROTHERLINESS = PAYING ”THE PRICE” FOR THE NEEDS OF OTHERS OR FOR THE MODEST
AND NECESSARY NEEDS OF OURSELVES.
This is a monumentally important discovery for me. Is there anything else that needs to be said?
”PAYING THE PRICE” SETS THE PRICE / WORTH / VALUE (2007-05-29 12:00)
”PAYING THE PRICE” SETS THE PRICE / WORTH / VALUE.
Think about the importance of what you do, and do not do. Correctly, this principal underlies ”free markets.”
The price, the value is what people pay! Everything else is illusory!
When we pay lip service - that sets the price.
When we ”pay the price” with our lives like Beko, King, Gandhi, Teresa, Diane Wilson and others have done
- THAT SETS THE PRICE.
OPINION LEADERS, PIONEERS SET THE PRICE THAT OTHERS THEN BEGIN TO PAY!
Nonprofits / NGO’s = MERCENARIES? (2007-05-29 12:01)
... and the new crop of student ”activists” that are told that activism is doing something for which you get
”credit,” a ”grade.” Oh my God. We are ripping the Heart entirely out of these High School and College
children.
There is an insideous disease that is destroying our humanity. The disease is in the form of a notion that we
can ”pay” ”mercinaries” to take care of our human [1]Family.
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”In answer to the question, “What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence?” Lincoln
replied: “It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, our army and our navy. These are not
our reliance against tyranny. All of these may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle.
. . . Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere,”
Gandhi said, ”Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for
living ?”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
”Thy Kingom [IS FUNDED] as thy will is done...” (2007-05-29 12:25)
The reality, the [1]Truth is that the world is in extreme suffering and that our individual response needs to
be extreme. ”The question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will
we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of
injustice–or will we be extremists for the cause of justice,” asked Dr. King.
However, by way of encouragement it was very helpful for me to realize the other day: ”[2]Thy Kingdom
[IS FUNDED] as thy will is done...” [3]Every Brotherliness is Brick in the Kingdom. Every time we do our
Father’s Will [4]out of love we lay a Brick, we Fund the Kingdom for our Dearest, our [5]Family, ourselves.
Now, if the bridge must be completed for our Beloved to get to the hospital can we take much comfort in one
brick? NO! But we can and should take come encouragement from that one brick.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/thy-kingdom-comes-as-thy-will-is-done.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/every-kindness-is-brick-in-kingdom.html
4. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/1corinthians/1corinthians13.htm
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
ONE ACTION IS WORTH 1000 WORDS (2007-05-29 12:25)
”Preach the gospel at all time; when necessary, use words,” St. Francis
”An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” MK Gandhi
“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Never Again... ANY PERSONAL PRICE NOT PAID (2007-05-29 12:26)
The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is indifference or appathy. [1]Rollo May
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo_May
”Thy will [not ”words”] be done...” (2007-05-29 12:27)
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When is it OK to neglect an infant? LIFE IS SACRED (2007-05-29 12:29)
If we are to enter the Kingdom we must learn to remain attached to ”the least of these my family.”
When is it OK to neglect an infant? LIFE IS SACRED. This idea may help.
Kingdom ”FUNDING” pays massive dividends (2007-05-29 12:29)
See [1]”Thy Kingom [IS FUNDED] as thy will is done...”
Kingdom ”FUNDING” pays massive dividends. There is a huge multiplier. Jesus had just one life but it has
been paying dividends for thousands of years. Think of an important kindness that was done to you when
you were a young child. Has it affected you just once? It has affected, encouraged, enlightened... you many
times, and will continue to do so, right? And therefore you will ”fund” the Kingdom for others and yourself
much more, and many more times than if this original kindness were not done to you, right?
So, take heart! Keep on!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thy-kingom-is-funded-as-thy-will-is.html
A ”CHRISTIAN” Presbyterian vision!!! (2007-05-29 13:51)
This is thrilling and exciting. Is it representitive of the real walk of these people? I pray that it is:
3/22/2007
[1]No Pollyanna He: Following Jesus in a Time of Fear
Below is the sermon delivered by Rick Ufford-Chase following the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, given at
New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., on March 18th, 2007.
Isaiah 58: 6-9
Luke 6: 27-31
Everything I am going to share with you this morning is true, except for the part that hasn’t happened yet .
. .
Once upon a time, not so very long ago,
The people of our churches across the United States were afraid. No one knew exactly where the fear had
come from, for they knew that their churches had not always been held captive by their fear, but somehow
they had grown more and more comfortable, and from comfort it had been a short jump to the sin of
worshiping false gods - mostly the false gods of wealth and materialism and the capitulation to the seductions
of over-consumption. As they grew increasingly attached to their belongings and to the illusion that they
themselves had created their own good fortune, their comfort led them surely and inexorably down the
slippery path to fear, for when we believe that our good fortune has been the result of our own efforts, when
we slowly lose the certain knowledge that our help and our hope comes only in the Lord, the pressure to
maintain our good fortune becomes almost unbearable, and we eventually dig ourselves into a pit of fear so
deep that it is impossible to see God any longer.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that our people intentionally turned away from God. It’s more that the
foundation of our faith changed in subtle and largely unnoticed ways. We still, many of us, anyway, went
to church each week, but our services of worship in too many places became empty platitudes about our
dependence on God that few of us actually believed.
As our worship and our preaching and our prayers became more and more disconnected from the growing
reality that our lives were now dedicated to false gods and to the security offered by other gods, it became
harder and harder to convince our children and our grandchildren that there was any need to go to church at
all. “Of what use is a community of believers that lives in denial,” the next generations asked?
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No one smells hypocrisy faster than a teenager or young adult, and in our most honest moments, most of
us had to admit that our sanctuary had become havens of hypocrisy. Whatever the message about the
foundations of our faith that we espoused from our pulpits, it had become clear that we were a people
living far from the gospel values we espoused and that we had little intention of questioning our growing
independence from God or challenging our obsession with securing our own safety.
Then, on September 11, 2001, the narcissism of our individual races to the illusion of security, and the empty
promises of churches that no longer were filled with a people who needed God, were transformed into a
national obsession with security for a people who lived in fear. Almost overnight, our fear as a people became
our defining characteristic, and as it did so, we lost all sense of reason. Though our nation was, by any
reasonable measure, the most powerful of power brokers in the world, our entire country fell captive to the
most potent and frightening of combinations - we became a superpower that understood itself to be the
victim.
Though I’m not trained as an historian, it does seem to me that such a combination has inevitably marked
the beginning of the end for the great nations of the world throughout history. In the same way that a
playground bully inevitably finds himself isolated, alone and spiraling into a life of self-destruction, a nation
whose churches have lost the ability to correct the bullying characteristics of their own people also will
eventually fall.
But then, one bitterly cold, rainy and snowy day in Washington, D.C. in the late winter of 2007, something
happened that suggested to a few careful observers that things were beginning to change. It wasn’t a lone
event, and those who had the good fortune to participate were not particularly special. It was more like
a tipping point that U.S. Christians of future generations would look back on as a moment that marked a
new day - a Boston Tea Party kind of moment whose very inevitableness gave it a special, maybe even an
overblown kind of deeper meaning. Individual Christians had already been experiencing similar epiphanies
for some time. What made this moment special was that it was such a powerful sign to the participants and
to the world that this was a collective “gathering up” of the vision of the people of God.
That night - March 16th, 2007, in defiance of a valiant attempt by the weather to keep it from happening
(some reflected that perhaps it was God’s way of trying to test the resolve of God’s people), almost four
thousand Christians from across the United States gathered at the National Cathedral and New York Ave.
Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. Simultaneously, thousands of others gathered at more than two
hundred churches in communities across the country.
They heard the voice of a mother who had lost her son, a fallen soldier who was a member of the National
Guard, and many wept as she expressed the anguish of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of mothers
who have wept for the sons they have lost throughout the foolish course of the countless wars of human
history.
Rev. Raphael Warnock rose that night to beg his church and his nation to give up their meaningless arguments
about winning or losing the war on terror and instead to embrace the far more critical challenge of avoiding
the loss of our nation’s soul.
Many other wonderful words were spoken that night as the National Cathedral was filled with candles and
the congregation sang as if they genuinely believed that their song had the power to move the entire country
to reclaim its foundational values.
I had the good fortune to be there that night. As I participated in that worship to reverse the Church’s
obsession with fear - as I listened to the Rev. Jim Wallis shake the very walls of the Cathedral with his
insistence that this worship would mark the beginning of the end of the war in Iraq - I had an overwhelming
sense that we were reclaiming our very souls.
Later that night as the worship came to an end, three thousand people spilled out into the snow and the
bitter wind to carry their candles - the light of the nonviolent Jesus - to the White House. And then, there
was a small miracle - the sort of little miracle that has always appeared at critical moments to give hope to
the people of God. Almost in a single instant, the wind ceased and the snow stopped falling and there was
a dead calm. It reminded me of the story of the stormy sea crossing in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of
Mark.
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Together, the three thousand people walked through the cold with their candles. They sang and they prayed
and they held hands and the children ran on ahead and they lifted their candles high and they continued to
reclaim their souls. When they arrived at the White House, they were met by more than six hundred sisters
and brothers who had walked from New York Ave. Presbyterian Church and whose candles welcomed them
to Lafeyette Park.
A short time later, most of those assembled carried their candles around the White House to encircle our
President with light and to pray for a new kind of courage - the courage to stand against fear. Two hundred
and twenty-two people crossed a police line that night and were arrested as they closed the circle of light
around the White House, praying on the sidewalk in front of the White House until the last of them was
arrested and taken away at about 2:30 in the morning on that bitterly cold night.
What took place that night as our people stood against our obsession with fear and reclaimed our souls
reminded me of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., forty years and three weeks earlier, as he stood
against the fear and the violence of war of his own time. Dr. King said that:
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which
we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. How much longer must we
play at deadly war games before we heed the plaintive pleas of the unnumbered dead and maimed of past
wars? Why can’t we at long last grow up, and take off our blindfolds, chart new courses, put our hands to
the rudder, and set sail for the distant destination, the port of peace?”
Dr. King went on to say:
We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say 'we must not wage
war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not only on the negative expulsion
of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace.
My friends, what took place on that night was critically important as a collective sign that the participants
made that things were beginning to change, but what mattered far, far more was what happened next . . .
As those Christians left that night and returned to their communities, they discovered many others like them
who were on fire with the possibility of reclaiming their own biblical traditions and the words of the earliest
prophets of the Old Testament, who called their people to account in similar moments of fear in their own
time. They recalled the words of the prophet Isaiah, recorded in the 58th chapter of the book of Isaiah, in
which he said:
Is not this the fast (the kind of sacrifice) I choose:
To loose the bonds of injustice,
To undo the thongs of the yoke,
To let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And bring the homeless poor into your house;
When you see the naked, to cover them,
And not to hide yourself from your own kin?
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
And your healing shall spring up quickly;
Your vindicator shall go before you,
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call and the Lord will answer;
You shall cry for help, and God will say, Here I am.
Together, Christians across the United States began opening their eyes to Isaiah’s call for justice for the poorest
among us, and little by little, their churches and their communities were transformed as they recognized the
fundamental truth of Isaiah’s words - that all people - all over the world - are in fact our family, and that
any attempt to hide from them, or to abuse that core conviction, is deeply displeasing to our God.
They began re-reading the stories and the words of Jesus, among them those we read from the 6th chapter of
the book of Luke this morning:
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But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who
takes away your coat, do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone
takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Together, in small groups at first - and then in larger and larger communities - they reclaimed the gospel and
committed to stand against fear, to eschew the glittering illusions of security promised by the war on terror,
to end the war in Iraq, and to stand firmly once again as communities of faith that functioned as resistance
to the empty promises of the powers and the principalities of their time. Instead, they opted for the harder
work - but surer bet - of safety that is built on community, on reaching out to those of whom we are most
afraid, of following Jesus’ clear command to love our enemies and of building the real safety that is found
only in the Isaiah notion of justice and in Jesus consistent insistence that our security is found only in right
relationship.
You see, many in the church of that time still believed that Jesus was kind of a little bit Pollyanna - that he
didn’t really mean what he said, or that his words were no longer really relevant. But let me share what took
place because of that wonderful witness on a cold March night in Washington:
A reporter from Al Jazeera was present in the Cathedral that night, and the following day, a newspaper in
Tehran picked up his story and ran a picture on the front page of the Tehran paper that showed Christians
who were willing to risk arrest to stand against the war. A seed was planted among some Muslims in the
Middle East who began to believe that there might be potential Christian partners with whom they could
build relationships. Together, in the months that followed, Muslim and Christian moderates committed to
stand together against the extremists in their own traditions who cloaked their violence in religious language.
Their efforts eventually led to a global, interfaith movement to create a world of genuine security - a global
community that would overcome the vagaries and abuses experienced by so many who were on the underside
of the global economy.
A group of students had traveled by car from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. When their car slid on the
icy roads of the Pennsylvania turnpike and they collided with a tractor trailer and ended up unscathed but
in a totaled car in the median, they left the car behind and hitchhiked the rest of the way to Washington to
be at the Cathedral. Later that night they were arrested as they prayed and witnessed to their faith in front
of the White House. Deeply moved by their experience, the students returned to their campus committed to
creating a new definition of family - an “Isaiah 58' notion of family. The students created alternative housing
at Whitworth called an Isaiah 58 house in which the students committed to simple living and to specific peace
and justice projects. When other students heard about it, they copied the model and the movement began
to spread like wildfire to campuses all across the country. By March of 2012, there were tens of thousands
of students on campuses across the United States and they were transforming the neighborhoods in which
they lived. Few people realized that it had all started on that night in Washington with the Christian Peace
Witness for Iraq, but God knew.
There was a chaplain there that night who was deeply moved and inspired by Rev. Warnock’s call for a surge
in God’s nonviolent army, and by the deep pastoral concern that the participants lifted up for U.S. soldiers
and their families. On that night, he committed to work with groups like Christian Peacemaker Teams,
Nonviolent Peaceforce, and the Presbyterian Church’s Colombia Accompaniment program to build what
eventually became, by the year 2025, an international movement of more than 250,000 Christians deployed as
nonviolent peacemakers in situations of conflict all over the world. Though it is clear in looking back that
the movement took off as a direct result of that chaplain’s experience on the cold night, no one at that time
would have guessed that God could make such a think happen.
In the months that followed the witness, a group of seminary students and faculty created a new religious
order in an effort to hold themselves accountable to the transformation they experienced at that worship at
the National Cathedral. They took vows to live lives of simplicity and to devote themselves in their ministry
to the end of war, the creation of a just global community, and the deepest care for all of God’s creation.
Eventually, that religious order, which crossed all denominational boundaries, grew to include more than
50,000 pastors, nuns, priests and lay people across the country and around the world, and it all started on
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March 16th, 2007.
The people of New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, having been inspired as they played host to thousands of
Christians who came from across the country to witness to their faith, rededicated themselves to recovering
their long history of being the voice for the voiceless, the strong prophetic voice calling for justice two blocks
from the White House. Coming out of that weekend, a small group of members of the church dubbed
themselves the “no more business as usual” committee and vowed that they would dedicate themselves to
leading the way among historic, inner city churches were transformed to the work of peacemaking and justice
across the country.
And what happened to the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and some thirty other partners who had come
together to plan the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq during that amazing weekend in March of '07? They
were transformed also, by the power of what had happened to them when they committed together to boldly
and unapologetically proclaim the gospel of the Prince of Peace. They became the primary protagonists -
the “outside agitators” - in a faith-based peace movement that swept across the country. Historians later
looked back on that time as the next great awakening - a revival and renewal of faith that opened the path
to genuine security that defined the global community by the end of the twenty-first century.
My friends, everything in this story is true, except for the part that hasn’t happened yet.
We have a choice. We can opt - on this morning - to continue to live into the bland and uninspiring work of
institutional maintenance that characterizes so many of our churches today. We can choose to continue our
commitment to place a theological veneer over a culture of emptiness, unfulfilled promises, and fear. We can
choose, if we wish, to continue to create churches that bless our affluence and our power based on a corrupted
reading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Or . . .
We can choose on this day to dedicate all of our lives to the creation of a new movement of followers of Jesus
Christ who know that we are called to transform the world. Someday, this weekend could be understood to
have been the tipping point. The choice is ours.
Amen.
I am indebted to peacemaker and storyteller John Paul Lederach for the central idea of the power of
imagination in this sermon. All of the conjecture is entirely my own. I expect that God is capable of far more
creative imagination than I am able to fathom.
Biblical references are from the New Revised Standard Version.
Dr. King’s words are taken from his speech against the War in Vietnam on February 25th, 1967. I encourage
you to read the entire speech, which can easily be found by typing his name and the date into an internet
search engine.
Rick Ufford-Chase
1. http://presbypeacefellowship.org/?p=117
Misc. Quotes (2007-05-29 22:47)
1. ”Dissent without resistance is consent.” Henry David Thoreau
2. ”When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint, but when I ask why people should be hungry, they call
me a communist.” Brazilian Archbishop Dom Helder Camara
3. ”It is not how much you give, but how much you have left over after giving that God counts” [1]Godwin
Penrhyn-Lowe
4. States are not moral agents; people are, and they can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
If they do not, the fine words will remain weapons. - Noam Chomsky, Rogue State.
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5. Generosity is not measured by how much you give. It’s measured by how much you have left. - Bishop
Fulton Sheen
6. All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things. That it is better to be alive than dead, better
to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave. Many people desire those things only
for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people
can be refuted by science: Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own
prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign
yourself to seeing others also happy. - Bertrand Russell
7. ”What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy
substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people
than to love people, easier to own life than to love life.” - Henry Nouwen-In the Name of Jesus, 1989
8. ”The giving of love is an education in itself.” Eleanor Roosevelt
9. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” Edmund Burke
10. There is but one unconditional commandment, which is that we should seek incessantly, with fear and
trembling, so to vote and to act as to bring about the very largest total of good which we can see.
-William James The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
11. ”Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the
[2]happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt
12. ”The mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson
13. ”Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to
live dangerously!” Friedrich Nietzsche
14. ”Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.” Albert Einstein
15. ”During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to
take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.” Fritjof
Capra, physicist
16. ”This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the
being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead
of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself
to making you [3]happy.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory
17. ”The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.” George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
18. Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do. Gerry Sikorski
19. If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.
Glen Buck
20. While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful
and whole. That is why I dance. Hans Bos
21. We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller (1880 -
1968)
22. The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Henry Ward Beecher
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23. I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described. Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712 -
1778)
24. People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well. Joe Gibbs A joy that’s shared is a joy
made double. John Ray
25. Sacred space and sacred time and something joyous to do is all we need. Almost anything then becomes
a continuous and increasing joy. What you have to do, you do with play. I think a good way to conceive
of sacred space is as a playground. If what you’re doing seems like play, you are in it. But you can’t
play with my toys, you have to have your own. Your life should have yielded some. Older people play
with life experiences and realizations or with thoughts they like to entertain. In my case, I have books
I like to read that don’t lead anywhere. Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion - Reflections
on the Art of Living; selected and edited by Diane K. Osborn
26. I’ve grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the [4]fun that comes from
ease and the pursuit of pleasure. Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar’s Daughter, 1998
27. Joy fills the body and expands beyond its bounds.The intellect is quieted by joy.The body bridges to
the spirit via joy.It’s good stuff is joy! Leah Klein
28. When people ponder ’the big questions’ like ’who am I?’ and ’what’s the meaning of life’ the answer
rarely seems to be about joy. I know [5]love seems to be the usual answer but that gets interpreted, mis-
interpreted, reinterpreted endlessly whereas joy seems a less confused feeling - pure essence, [6]laughter,
lightness, richness, playful, expansive, encompassing, boundless. Leah Klein
29. Such is human psychology that if we don’t express our joy, we soon cease to feel it. Lin Yutang
30. I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of
the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! Louise Bogan
31. It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Marcia Wieder
32. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the
last half consists of the chance without the capacity. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
33. May your walls know joy; May every room hold [7]laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey, 1995
34. Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing. Matt Biondi The
most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
35. Never let anyone steal your joy. Mike Richards Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is [8]love - Joy is a
net of [9]love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
36. The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power. Ninon de Lenclos (1620 - 1705) I define joy as a sustained
sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
37. There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can
yet bring [10]happiness. Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
38. Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in
whatever I’m doing. Phil Jackson
39. Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Pierre Coneille
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40. To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the
family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)
41. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
42. Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner No joy can equal the joy of serving others. Sai Baba
43. Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy. Sarah Ban Breathnach
44. My mind to me a kingdom is,Such present joys therein I find,That it excels all other bliss. Sir Edward
Dyer
45. Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865 - 1940)
46. There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady
47. When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. Stanislaw J. Lec
(1909 - 1966), ”Unkempt Thoughts”
48. Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time. T. S. Elliot
49. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
50. Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,But leave—oh! leave the light of Hope behind. Thomas
Campbell (1777 - 1844)
51. Joy comes from using your potential. Will Schultz
52. Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Troilus and
Cressida, Act 1, Scene 2
53. I wish you all the joy that you can wish. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), (Merchant of Venice)
54. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. Ziggy,
character in comic strip by Tom Wilson
55. [11]Joy is prayer - [12]Joy is strength - [13]Joy is [14]love - [15]Joy is a net of [16]love by which you can
catch souls. Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
56. [17]Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma
Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
57. The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.” Alexandra Stoddard (American philosopher and
designer)
58. The joy that isn’t shared dies young. Anne Sexton I do it for the joy it brings, cause I’m a joyful girl.
’Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world. Ani Difranco (American Singer, Song
Writer and Guitarist. b.1970)
59. I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things.
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60. Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some [18]fun,
some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. Anonymous Author
61. It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his
supreme joys. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
62. A [19]happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true
joy can live. Bertrand Russell
63. The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days. Bible: Ecclesiasticus. XXX. 22
64. The only joy in the world is to begin. Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)
65. Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. Charles Du Bos
66. The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
Chauncey Depew
67. Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light [20]laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles
over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and
joy. E. H. Chapin
68. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world
cries and you rejoice. Cherokee Indian Saying
69. One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese Proverb
70. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale
71. Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life
of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. Ecclesiastes
72. Live and work but do not forget to play, to have [21]fun in life and really enjoy it. Eileen Caddy
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SERVING FROM MY HEAD, LOST HEAVEN (2007-05-31 07:20)
Start Loving, reporting in.
I am a sinner. What a relief. How hopeful. It is just slight, but even so, more than previously I am glimpsing
the value in recognizing my ”sinful” nature. Why? Forewarned is forearmed! If don’t feel license or allowance
from this recognition, and I want NONE! But it is helpful, and hopeful for me to be more acutely aware that
”gravity” will always have the tendency to pull me down, for me to ”fall.” Only through constant vigilance
and effort can I hope to achieve and retain the ”heights” of Heaven.
For the last 5 days I have been largely away from the Sudan Embassy Vigil, covering for my sister Ellen while
she is away. My primary use of time has been covering her food collection and distribution activities, and
working on weeks worth of blogging backlog - Preaching the Almighty, Preaching the ”Kingdom” on this site.
Pretty noble stuff, right? Heavenly, right? NOT FOR ME.
Not in this sense - I have fallen back out of Heaven!!!!
1. I’ve allowed no time for Prayer,
2. I’ve allotted massive time for ”Head” work - the blogging,
3. I’m in a safe, comfortable, resource rich environment - tons of comfort and food (I’m tasked by our
Father with driving my weight to skeleton level.
I’VE BEEN EATING LIKE A PIG, DESPITE THAT DARFUR NEEDS ME ON A SEVERELY CALO-
RIE REDUCED DIET! AND I’M HAPPY WITH MYSELF! AND I AM FEELING DIRTY, UNCLEAN,
”FALLEN.”
AM I EVIL? Hmmm. Maybe more than ever before I am finding some tiny sympathy with the prevailing ”A
Christian” notion that we are fallen and needy. In some sense I ”AM” my body, more than I am my Spirit,
the Almighty within us.
This, for me, points again to how enormously critical it is to manage our environments and to deliberately
and carefully pay attention. [1]”PAY ATTENTION” LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Guidance for
my young friends, of every age.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/guidance-for-my-young-friends-of-every.html
”SAVED” BY THE ”TOXIC WASTE REFLEX” (2007-05-31 13:33)
Please think of it. Start Loving is pretty high on this finding and walking the Path thing. Yes.
Start Loving just hours ago wrote this confessional: [1]SERVING FROM MY HEAD, LOST HEAVEN. And
I’ve been writing a lot on similar topics. You would think this would be really helpful!
Start Loving, just moments after writing this confessional, and all these hopeful posts, including one’s exactly
on ”Toxic Waste,” Start Loving greedily continued the Error, the Sinning - eating like a pig, while my Darfur
Family needs me starving to skeleton level. Hmmm.
Part of the problem is that I am physically in a Temptation rich environment - the Peace Center. I pick up
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and deliver delicious food, and I sit in a house full of it. You should see the cookies. The chocolate and ginger
cookies are the most delicious I’ve ever tasted! And, after 90+ days of sever calorie limits, I’M HUNGRY!
So, Start Loving has plenty of excuses. But I don’t want excuses. I want the Path. I want to be with the
Almighty. I want to feel Clean. I want to feel what Heaven feels like - Pure, Peaceful, Loving, Connected,
Live. I WANT THE GENOCIDE TO STOP, I WANT TO BE SALVATION TO THE WORLD... But, I
want more cookies.
Hmmm. Although I’ve just been ”writing” about ”Toxic Waste”, I’ve not brought into mind the ”Toxic Waste
Reflex,” that I think we can learn to invoke. Our bodies have a quick ”idea” shut-off mechanism.The most
success I’ve had in 47 years with stopping my nail and cheek biting habit is for the last 14 weeks. Two
reasons:
1. I’ve been in a Temptation-Poor environment; marching all waking hours consumes the energy and
postures that are conducive to these habits;
2. I’ve been successfully invoking a ”Toxic Waste Reflex.” I thought of doing this when my brother got out
of the hospital, having almost died from his smoking habit. I could see that his next cigarette could be
his last. I thought to myself, ”what if your next bit, of cheek or finger nail was your last?” There has
been 99.999999 % cessation ever since. Hmmmm.
Once the ”Temptation” has more than a second’s consideration in the brain, you are probably done for. The
way to avoid death by ”Toxic Waste” is to not let it in in the first place!
Well, after about three days of complete failure, Error, Sin... for the last hour, treating ”Mental Temptation”
like Toxic Waste - Instant Death [which it is] I am invoking the ”Toxic Waste Reflex.”
Will deliberate invocation of the ”Toxic Waste Reflex” be enough to ”Save” me? Hmmm. For the last hour it
has.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/serving-from-my-head-lost-heaven.html
S.A.G.E (2007-06-03 08:30:00)
I consider maself rather blessed to bump into yo blog but i think ma steps were guided by the lord. Am ’A christian’
as u quote ’us’ and i aint ashamed of the gospel of Jesus for it is the power of God to save the world.
Jesus was more than a man...
It is good wat you desire but i think you are more of a fanatic(follower without tru reason). No disrespect, i jus want
to use this to be enlightened moo on the deception in the world and the lostness of wo/men.
U say u wanna be salvation to the world and want the cookies too. Yo humanness comes into the light.see?
Jesus cud not be salvation to the world and wear a crown of Gold...See, u cant be like Jesus. Jesus is the only way, the
truth and the life.And He is more than a mere man( In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and
the word was God). U probably read that in the bible seein u can quote it sleekly(Basic Instruction Before Leavin
Earth)
But u cant be no salvation to the world in the same way Africa cant be a poor man’s dream.
But ctill am learning something from yo blog and brotherliness militantism(Is that yo religion?)
Your truly. Jesus believer and follower
Start Loving (2007-06-03 08:57:00)
Dear Friend!
I am so glad to hear from you.
Jesus is my primary Teacher and Master. He has totally taken control of my life, thank the Almighty. I Love Him with
all of my Heart. In 10,000 lifetimes I cannot become as capable as He. But, because I am infused with the same Love
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He has for ”the least of these my family” I try with every moment to gain as much of His Saving power as possible to
releive His suffering and that of His family. ”Love as I have Loved,” He taught us. I am trying. ”If you Love me you
will do greater works than these,” He taught us. I am trying.
You seem troubled that I want to Save the world. I don’t want to do this Instead of Jesus. I want to be His instrument.
Teresa of Calcutta told this story; I paraphrase: ”Someone came to me and said, ’there cannot be a God because no
God would allow all this suffering and do nothing!’ I replied (she said), ’God did not do nothing. He gave YOU to the
suffering to help them.” We are the Body of Christ - His hands and feet - here for the sole purpose of Saving the world
as his Disciples.
Your Loving brother, Start
Start Loving (2007-06-03 09:18:00)
Dear Brother,
”A Christian” is my beloved brother or sister. What breaks my heart is that what I experience as ”A Christian” is
someone that has thrown out all of the Gospel, all of the New Testament EXCEPT for one line!!!! Romans Chapter
10, Verse #9!!!!! Oh, the ones I meet MENTION other parts, but with so little interst, passion, Love or seriousness.
”Saved” means DOING Romans CH 10 V 9. To me this would be like ”saying” ”I want to be healthy” and then sitting
around all day smoking, drinking and eating cookies. NO! This would make me very, very Sick!
Your Loving brother, Start
S.A.G.E (2007-06-03 09:24:00)
Thanks, i think, i will have to read moooo of this blog to know the heart behind all this and ofcourse to learn. There
is always something to learn. Are u still keepin vigil? Peace!
S.A.G.E (2007-06-03 10:16:00)
Not by might not by power but by the spirit of God. But u seem to be operating from a natural level. U are on
hunger strike not a fast. U cud die u know. We cant even hold God at ransom to do His mighty works. The social
campaigners n humanists can riot, protest n fast but the children of God can humble themselves, repent, pray n God
will heal the land. wats happening in darfur is moooo than the eyes can see. we wrestle not against flesh n bloood but
against principalities. but u seem to take matters in yo own mortal hands. wat do u say?
Start Loving (2007-06-03 10:58:00)
:-)
What do I say? I pray many hours per day and what I ”hear” from Our Father, the Almighty, I do.
:-)
2.6 June
SOLDIERS HAVE LOWER LIFE / HEALTH EXPECTANCY (2007-06-01 03:47)
If this does not hold true for a Soldier of the Almighty, then s/he is not really a soldier of the Almighty, not
on such a suffering planet as this one.
”If men are not willing to practice the way of non-violence [Militant Global Brotherliness] with the same kind
of commitment and recklessness of cost or consequences as they practice the way of war and as Communists
work for Communism, clearly non-violence will not work.” [1]A. J. Muste
”Soldiers in the horror of battle offer solemn testimony that life is not a hunt for pleasure, but an engagement
for service; that there are things more valuable than life; that the world is not a vacuum. Either we make
it an altar for God or it is invaded by demons. There can be no neutrality. Either we are ministers of the
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sacred or slaves of evil. Let the blasphemy of our time not become an eternal scandal. Let future generations
not loathe us for having failed to preserve what prophets and saints, martyrs and scholars have created in
thousands of years. The apostles of force have shown that they are great in evil. Let us reveal that we can
be as great in goodness. We will survive if we shall be as fine and sacrificial in our homes and offices, in our
Congress and clubs, as our soldiers are on the fields of battle.” [2]Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/workability-of-nonviolence-aj-muste.html
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
I WILL STAND WITH TRUTH AS IT COSTS MY LIFE (2007-06-02 11:28)
”I’m deeply impressed by that moment when Christ stands alone before the world figured in Pilate. The
truth is left alone, his own followers have been afraid. Truth is fearfully daring, and only heroes can follow
the truth. So much so that Peter, who has said he will die if need be, flees like a coward and Christ stands
alone.” [1]Oscar Romero
Start Loving, A WITNESS TO THE POWER AND [2]JOY OF THE [3]ALMIGHTY:
Of course I will not really know how long I’ll do this, until my time is up!
But I am so ”alone.” For years now I am blessed with some occasional, and loving, supporters.
BUT I AM IN THE TRENCH, I AM IN THE ”FOXHOLE” ALONE, FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.
AND I HAVE NO INCLINATION TO STOP, THAT I MIGHT FIND ”COMPANY.” I HAVE EVERY
INCLINATION TO CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE [4]TRUTH, ALONE, FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE
”BREATH.” I FIND THIS AMAZING - A TESTIMONY TO THE POWER, JOY AND ABUNDANT ”LIFE”
OF THE ”ALMIGHTY.’
Oh, I want company! For selfish reasons. For reasons of successful [5]Militant Brotherliness, my religion.
BUT, TRUTH = [6]LIFE. STANDING WITH ”TRUTH”IS BEING ALIVE. Yes, it may well cost ”[7]PULSE,”
a small [8]price to pay.
”Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness
to die for it,” Gandhi
”There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e., the voice of conscience even
though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family,
from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience
is the law of our being,” Gandhi
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_Romero
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
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8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
Prayer of St. Francis (2007-06-02 13:07)
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
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where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
”ANYWAY.” Prayer of Teresa & Keith (2007-06-02 13:11)
Source
1. The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta:
• People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
• If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
• If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
• If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
• What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
• If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
• The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
• Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
• In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa
2. The Original Version:
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith
• People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.Love them anyway.
• If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.Do good anyway.
• If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway.
• The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway.
• Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.Be honest and frank anyway.
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• The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women
with the smallest minds.Think big anyway.
• People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
• What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.Build anyway.
• People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.Help people anyway.
• Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.Give the world the best you have
anyway.
© 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith
NEGLECT (CANCER, MASS MURDER) IS CHURCH/STATE PROTECTED
(2007-06-02 15:47)
The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is indifference or appathy. [1]Rollo May
NEGLECT (CANCER, MASS MURDER) IS
CHURCH / STATE PROTECTED:
THE CHURCH & STATE WILL PUNISH YOU IF
YOU SPEAK OUT OR ACT. AT MINIMUM THEY WILL LET YOU STARVE.
Well, this is a problem. [2]Archibishop Camara and [3]others of the great Militants for Family written of by
Guinan speak of this, but virtually no one else.
The great Mass Murder is not recognized as a crime - Neglect:
• 18,000 children starve every day
• 24,000 of all ages starve every day
• Dafur is in its 5th year of genocide
• Millions are needlessly dying of AIDS
• Congo: 4 million have been murdered so our computers are cheap and no action to stop it.
• Etc.
• Etc.
This is a problem. What is the answer?
”Be the change you want to see in the world,” Gandhi.
”Be evidence, be communication, be a shout about the problem of neglect,” Start Loving.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo_May
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/fetters-of-injustice-dom-helder-camara.html
3. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
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AMMA: HER RELIGION IS ”LOVE” (2007-06-03 08:26)
[1]Mata Amritanandamayi’s followers call her Amma or Ammachi. The diminutive ’saint’ says she does not
belong to any particular religion; ’the universal mother,’ as her devotees have christened her, says her religion
is love. She expresses that love through her hugs. Her followers say that, in the past 30 years, Amma has
physically embraced more than 21 million people.
Quotations:
• The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. A person who is kind and loving never needs to go
searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion-it is God’s favorite place.
• The Divine is present in everyone, in all beings, in everything. Like space it is everywhere, all pervading,
all powerful, all knowing. The Divine is the principle of Life, the inner light of consciousness, and pure
bliss—–. It is our very own Self.
• Serving the world with love and cooperation, you will find your own true Self. As you help those in
need, selfishness will fall away, and without even noticing you will find your own fulfillment.
• In this universe it is love that binds everything together. Love is the very foundation, beauty and
fulfillment of life.
• A revolution is required now. Not a worldly revolution, today the need is of a spiritual revolution.
• Only if each individual imbibes spirituality and adheres to his dharma (duties), will this spiritual
revolution come about.
• When love overflows and is expressed through every word and deed, we call it compassion. That is the
goal of religion.
• To know the Self, one should starve the ego.
• Abundance of wealth, abundance of machinery, changes in the mode of governance - none of these will
solve our problems.
• There is no point in blaming God for evil and the problems in the world. God has shown us the right
path to follow and is not responsible for the miseries we create by not following it.
• ”Knowledge devoid of devotion is like chewing stones.”
• Mother does not say you should believe in Mother or in a God in heaven. It is enough to believe in
yourself. Everything is there in you.
• Because our minds are full of preconceived notions and expectations, we are unable to enjoy life.
• Meditation is one of the ways to remove the preconceived notions from our minds and to bring about
proper awareness.

1. http://www.rediff.com/news/2003/sep/24sld1.htm
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Ultimate Success (2007-06-03 09:09)
• Everyone is healed by you
• Heaven comes to Earth and stays, largely due to how you are used as an instrument
• No one knows who you are, or the Salvation you brought.
Teresa of Calcutta Quotes (2007-06-03 10:51)
[1]IN MY OWN WORDS
Online!!!! Free!!!
From the introduction:
All she did, in her own words, was
”follow Jesus’ word.”
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This is the first I’ve read her book in several years. The way she describes her journey is just like mine feels.
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The Almighty, the Kingdom
is in your [2]Heart.
Stop looking outside, in buildings, in preachers.
The Kingdom of God is within you.
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Be like a child and find it.
Start Loving
.
LOVE
• ”I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”
HOLINESS
• Saint Thomas Aquinas assures us that holiness ”is nothing else but a resolution made, the heroic act of
a soul that surrenders to God.” And he adds: ”Spontaneously we love God, we run towards him, we
run towards him, we get close to him, we possess him.”
• Our willingness is important because it changes us into the image of God and likens us to him! The
decision to be holy is a very dear one.
• Renunciation, temptations, struggles, persecutions, and all kind of sacrifices are what surround the soul
that has opted for holiness.
• If we do the work for God and for his glory, we may be sanctified.
• We should go out to meet people. Meet the people who live afar and those who live very close by.
Meet the materially poor or the spiritually poor.
• The fact of death should not sadden us. The only thing that should sadden us is to know that we are
not saints.
• To sometimes experience disgust is something quite natural. The virtue, which at times is of heroic
proportions, consists in being able to overcome disgust, for love of Jesus.
• This is the secret we discover in the lives of some saints: the ability to go beyond what is merely
natural.
• This is what happened to Saint Francis of Assisi. Once, when he ran into a leper who was completely
disfigured, he instinctively backed up. Right away he overcame the disgust he felt and kissed the face
that was completely disfigured. What was the outcome of this? Francis felt himself filled with
tremendous joy. He felt totally in control of himself. And the leper went on his way praising God.
• The saints are all the people who live according to the law God has given us.
PRAYER
• ”Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself.”
• I believe that politicians spent too little time on their knees. I am convinced that they would be better
politicians if they were to do so.
• There are some people who, in order not to pray, use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it
prevents them from praying. This cannot be.
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• Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.
• It is not necessary to always be meditating, nor to consciously experience the sensation that we are
talking to God, No matter how nice this would be. What matters is being with him, living with him, in
his will. To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to love the poor, is a twenty-four-hours
prayer.
• Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.
• The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.
• My secret is a very simple one: I pray. To pray to Christ is to love him.
• The apostles did not know how to pray, and they asked Jesus to teach them. He, then, taught them
the Our Father.
• I think that every time we say the Our Father, God looks at his hands, where we are etched. ”See, I
have inscribed you on the palms of my hands...”(Isaiah 49:16).
• What a beautiful description and also expressive of the personal love God feels for each one of us!
• Make us, Lord, worthy to serve our brothers and sisters who are scattered all over the world, who live
and die alone and poor. Give them today, using our hands, their daily bread. And using our love, give
them peace and happiness. Amen.
• Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to
his voice in the depth of our hearts
• There is a player that the Missionaries of Charity pray every day. Cardinal Newman wrote it: Jesus,
help me to spread your fragrance wherever I am. Fill my heart with your spirit and your life. Penetrate
my being and take such hold of me that my life becomes a radiation of your own life. Give your light
through me and remain in me such a way that every soul I come in contact with can feel your presence
in me. Remain in me, so that I shine with your light, and may others be illuminated by my light. All
light will come from you, Oh Jesus. Not even smallest ray of light will be mine. You will illuminate
others through me. Place on my lips your greatest praise, illuminating others around me. May I preach
you with actions more than with words, with example of my actions, with the visible light of the love
that comes from you to my heart. Amen.
• I am asked what is one to do be sure that one is following the way of salvation. I answer: ”Love God.
And, above all, pray.”
• Every day at communion time, I communicate two of my feelings to Jesus. One is gratefulness, because
he has helped me to persevere until today. The other is a request: teach me to pray.
• Praying the Our Father and living it will lead us toward saintliness. The Our Father contains everything:
God, ourselves, our neighbors... Silence will teach us a lot. It will teach us to speak with Christ and
speak joyfully to our brothers and sisters.
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4. GENEROSITY
6. LOVE
7. HOME AND FAMILY
8. VIRTUES
9. MARY
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10. LIFE AND DEATH
11. SMILES
12. MONEY
13. SUFFERING
14. LONELINESS
15. GOD AND CHRISTIANTY
16. OUR MISSION
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”I LIVE BY FAITH ALONE,” START LOVING (2007-06-03 11:19)
”I LIVE BY [1]FAITH ALONE,” START LOVING. This is an amazing realization for me this week. ”I don’t
know who discovered water, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a fish.” – Marshall McLuhan. For all of my life the
word ”Faith” was meaningless and uninteresting to me due to its profound perversion (even if unintended) by
the ”church.”
But as I have freed myself, ”Saved” myself by surrendering to [2]Jesus and the [3]Almighty I find that Faith is
the result, that I have for many months now Lived by Faith Alone! And for my entire adult life I’ve navigated
ALMOST totally by Faith alone, thank God.
Better than I could ever hope to [4]Dietrich Bonhoeffer captured what this Journey of total Faith, what this
wonderful, exciting, amazing, Joyful voyage I am on feels like, and what [5]Faith IS:
“Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his
freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible
action in faith and in exclusive allegiance to God – the responsible man, who tries to make his whole life an
answer to the question and call of God.”
All these are used to the fullest - Reason, Principles, Conscience, Freedom, [6]Head / Mind, Knowledge....
But in [7]Faith they are subordinated to the [8]Almighty - [9]Love / [10]Life / [11]Truth - [12]HEART... for
[13]Joy.
”Follow Jesus’ word.”
Teresa of Calcutta
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SITE DEDICATION: GREED FOR JOY, MILITANT GLOBAL BROTHERLINESS
(2007-06-04 08:08)
This site is dedicated to:
• [1]GREED for [2]Joy (instead of [3]Pleasure)
• [4]Militant Global Brotherliness
• [5]Heaven on Earth
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• [6]Service of the [7]Almighty - Love, Truth, Joy
• [8]Salvation of the Individual - from Joyless [9]Selfishness and [10]Divorce from Humanity
• [11]Salvation of all Humanity
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WARNING: ”As you do unto the least of these...” (2007-06-04 13:48)
I’ve written of this before, [1]BROTHERS AND SISTERS I HAVE NONE, but due to its insideousness this
issue will not leave me and a Revelation has just hit me!
The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is indifference or appathy. [2]Rollo May
Jesus was pissed off, and giving us JESUS GREATEST WARNING, when He said, ”As you do unto the least
of these my family you do unto me.”
Jesus was encountering what I am encountering. Everyone refuses to get it. Many people see my ”witness,”
see my ”sacrifice” and feel warmly toward it. BUT THEY WILL NOT LET THEMSELVES GO BEYOND
THIS AND LOVE MY CHILDREN!!!
[3]Matthew Chapter 25 41 [4]17 Then he will say to those on his left, ’Depart from me, you accursed, into
the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was
thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no
clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ 44 Then they will answer and say, ’Lord, when did
we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ 45
He will answer them, ’Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for
me.’ 46 And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
[5]Matthew Chapter 7 21 ”Not everyone who says to me, ’Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,
[6]10 but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ’Lord,
Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty
deeds in your name?’ 23 Then I will declare to them solemnly, ’I never knew you. [7]11 Depart from me, you
evildoers.’
Teresa of Calcutta: ”To help us be worthy of heaven, Christ put as a condition that at our hour of death,
you and I, regardless of whom we were (Christians or non-Christians, each human being has been created by
the loving hand of God in his own likeness), will stand before God and be judged according to how we have
acted toward the poor (Matthew 25:40).”
”Jesus announced which will be the criteria of the final judgment of our lives: we will be judged according
to love. Judged according to the love we have shown the poor, with whom God identifies: ”You did it to
me”(Matthew 25:40).” Teresa of Calcutta
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/brothers-and-sisters-i-have-none.html
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo_May
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3. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew25.htm
4. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew25.htm#foot17
5. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm
6. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot10
7. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew7.htm#foot11
HERO: AMY GOODMAN (2007-06-05 10:51)
Published on Monday, March 10, 2003 by the Washington Post
[1]Peace Correspondent
’Democracy Now!’ Host Amy Goodman Is Making Her Voice Heard on Iraq
by Michael Powell
NEW YORK – And now for the news:
”President Bush last night claimed a war in Iraq would set the stage for peace in the Middle East, but he did
not set any deadline or detail any specific steps.” . . .
[While everyone else was passing lies, Amy was trying desperately to help us see the Truth. She continues.]
1. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0310-02.htm
”We must demand that we pay higher prices...” (2007-06-05 14:24)
”And I have to say, you know, if we want to live in a safe world, we need to be – we must be willing, and, in
fact, we must demand that we pay higher prices for things like laptop computers and cell phones and that a
good share of that money go back to the people who are mining the coltan. And that’s true of oil. It’s true
of so many resources that we are not paying the true cost, and there’s millions of people around the world
suffering from that. Roughly 50,000 people die every single day from hunger or hunger-related diseases and
curable diseases that they don’t get the medicines for, simply because they’re part of a system that demands
that they put in long hours, and they get very, very low pay, so we can have things cheaper in this country.
And the Congo is an incredibly potent example of that. ”
From [1]John Perkins on ”The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the
Truth about Global Corruption”
”And then, one day I was on vacation, sailing in the Virgin Islands, and I anchored my little boat off the St.
John Island, and I took the dinghy in, and I climbed this mountain on St. John Island in the Virgin Islands
up to this old sugar cane plantation in ruins. And it was beautiful. Bougainville. The sun was setting. I sat
there and felt very peaceful. And then suddenly, I realized that this plantation had been built on the bones of
thousands of slaves. And then I realized that the whole hemisphere had been built on the bones of millions of
the slaves. And I got very angry and sad. And then, it suddenly struck me that I was continuing that same
process and that I was a slaver, that I was making the same thing happen in a slightly – in a different way,
more subtle way, but just as bad in terms of its outcome. And at that point, I made the decision I would
never do it again. And I went back to Boston a couple of days later and quit.”
” I came up to New York to Ground Zero, and as I stood there looking down into that terrible pit, that
smoldering – and it still smelled of burning flesh – I realized that I had to write the book, I could no longer
defer, that the American people had no understanding of why so many people around the world are angry
and frustrated and terrified, and that I had to take responsibility for what happened at 9/11. In fact, we
all have to take a certain responsibility, which is not in any way to condone mass murder by anybody ever –
I’m not condoning that in any way – but I did realize that the American people needed to understand why
there’s so much anger around the world. I had to write the book. ”
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”this empire that we’ve created really has an emperor, and it’s not the president of this country. The President
serves, you know, for a short period of time. But it doesn’t really matter whether we have a Democrat or a
Republican in the White House or running Congress; the empire goes on, because it’s really run by what I
call the corporatocracy, which is a group of men who run our biggest corporations. This isn’t a conspiracy
theory. They don’t need to conspire. They all know what serves their best interest. But they really are the
equivalent of the emperor, because they do not serve at the wish of the people, they’re not democratically
elected, they don’t serve any limited term. They essentially answer to no one, except their own boards, and
most corporate CEOs actually run their boards, rather than the other way around. And they are the power
behind this.
And so, if we want to turn this around, we have to impact them very strongly, which means that we have to
change the corporations, which is their power base. And what I feel very strongly is that today corporations
exists for the primary purpose of making large profits, making a few very rich people a lot richer on a quarterly
basis, on a daily basis, on a very short-term basis. That shouldn’t be. There is no reason for that to be.
Corporations have been defined as individuals. Individuals have to be good citizens. Corporations need to be
good citizens. They need to take – their primary goal must be to take care of their employees, their customers
and all the people around the world who provide the resources that go into making this world run, and to
take care of the environments and the communities where those people live.
We must get the corporations to redefine themselves, and I think it’s very realistic that we can do so. Every
corporate executive out there is smart enough to realize that he’s running a very failed system. As an
economist, as a rational person, nobody can conclude anything otherwise. If you look at the fact that less
than 5 % of the world’s population live in the United States and we consume more than 25 % of the world’s
resources and create over 30 % of its major pollution, you can only conclude that we’ve created a very flawed
and failed system. This is not a model that can be sold to the Chinese or the Indians or the Africans or the
Middle Easterners or the Latin Americans. We can’t even continue with it ourselves. It has to change. And
corporate executives know that. They’re smart individuals. I believe that they want to see change.
And when we have really pushed them to change, we’ve been extremely successful. For example, we’ve got
them to clean up rivers that were terribly polluted in the 1970s in this country. We got them to get rid of
the aerosol cans that were destroying the ozone layer. We got them to change their policies toward hiring
and promoting minorities and women. We’ve gotten them to put seatbelts in cars and airbags, against their
initial resistance. We’ve got them to change tremendously in any specific area where we’ve set out to do that.
Now, it behooves us, we must convince them that their corporations need to be institutions to make this a
better world, rather than institutions that serve a few very rich people and their goal is to make those people
even richer. We need to turn this around. We must. ”
1. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/05/149254
”REASONABLENESS” IS THE DEVIL. (2007-06-10 09:34)
”There is nothing so tempting as evil in the garb of virtue.” Dr. Martin Luther King
”Reasonableness / Mind” [OF THE FLESH / SELFISHNESS / NOT-HEART / NOT-SPIRIT] is the source
of Evil?
”Reasonableness / Mind” [OF THE FLESH / SELFISHNESS / NOT-HEART, NOT-SPIRIT] is the source of
Genocide?
”Reasonableness / Mind” CAUSES the Genocide of our Western ”Neglect” that results in 18,000 children
needlessly starving per day, for example?!??!?!? Yes of course. IT IS ENTIRELY REASONABLE TO
NEGLECT ”THE LEAST OF THESE” SO THAT ”I CAN TAKE CARE OF ”MY OWN.” ”
YES!
Unfortunately, such ”reasonableness” is a total and entire rejection of The Almighty, of God.
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Paul had much to warn us about this:
[1]Romans 1 28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave
them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind
of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are
gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey
their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous
decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also
approve of those who practice them.
[2]Romans 8 5Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires;
but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6The mind
of sinful man[[3]e] is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7the sinful mind[[4]f] is
hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the sinful nature
cannot please God.
As Jesus told us we WILL have one of two Fathers
1. Heart (the Almighty) or
2. Flesh (Mammon, Devil).
1. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=52&chapter=1&version=31
2. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208;&version=31;
3. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208;&version=31;#fen-NIV-28108e
4. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208;&version=31;#fen-NIV-28109f
*** YOU GET WHAT YOU ”PAY FOR” *** (2007-06-10 09:35)
Usually these Posts are a pure, if painful Joy for me. This one is different.
This Post is extremely sobering. It is also among the most important. It also is Joyful
”You get what you pay for.” What a mundane every-day expression. What a profound revelation of the Truth.
What do we adults pay for with our lives? For our Dearest? For ”the least of these my family?”
• Heaven on Earth? NO
• Global Brotherhood / Family? NO
• The Kingdom? NO
• ”Salvation” for ourselves? NO
• ”Salvation” for ”the least of these..? NO
• ”Salvation” for our Dearest? NO
This is great news! Imagine if we changed the answer to ”YES!”
Imagine.
IMAGINE!
Mother Teresa responds, “No, God doesn’t call me to be successful; God calls me to be faithful.”
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The point? We are individually rewarded with Joy / Life / Love for the attempt, INFINITELY, AND we
”fund” the construction of Heaven, GUARANTEED.
”START, YOU ARE SO UNUSUALLY SANE” (2007-06-10 09:56)
Someone that has come to know me quite well made this comment out of the blue yesterday, although it has
apparantly been on this friend’s mind for quite some time. Quite a curious statement about someone whose
behavior shouts, every day, that the way we are living in this society is clinically crazy, CRAZY. The way I
lived, the way 99.9999 % of us in the U.S. ”live” is clinically CRAZY I think, and ”stout” at the top of my
proverbial ”lungs” every day.
”I STRIVE TO BE A DIRE THREAT,” START LOVING (2007-06-10 10:09)
I strive to be a dire threat. There is some evidence I am beginning to succeed. The evidence is very bitter
sweet.
I’ve lost one of the few long term friends that ever I have had. Usually, by definition you can’t lose a friend.
Love never ends. And deep, deep down this person still has a spark of Love for me I am sure. But, he finally
sees what I’ve always tried to be clear on: I am striving to become a dire threat to everything ”normal” in our
society. As a highly trained ”Dr.” of Humanity / Psychology I am convinced that we are crippling ourselves
beyond all recognition of health, at the price of Life and Joy. Consequently I am dedicated to becoming a
”Cure,” ”Mass Therapy,” ”Chemo (painful).”
”Be the change you wish to see.” Gandhi
“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
”Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer
”An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” [1]Ralph Waldo Emerson
”An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” [2]Mohandas Gandhi
I see no other way to change than what they propose.
Among the evidence that ”Cure” is underway in Chemo is when the Dr. makes the patients feel ”Sick.” This
deeply pains the good Dr. But they go on making their beloved, sick, as best they can, for the Promise of
the ordeal.
1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ralphwaldo120390.html
2. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mohandasga134879.html
”I AM PROFOUNDLY REDUNDANT.” START (2007-06-10 10:30)
There is a profound redundancy to much of my writing, because there is a profound redundancy to much of
my experience. De ja vu all over again.
Why partake in, why indulge this redundancy? It has to do with this fact: ”The greatest distance,” our rabbis
teach, ”is from the head to the heart.” We have been so deformed, so perverted by the culture we have been
crippled by that we must revisit, revisit... and experience ”for the first time” Truth, over, and over.... To
reshape our bodies requires enormous repetition of the same exercise, each time attacking as though every
repetition was Truly our first time! And for the greatest athletes, they probably experience the 1 millionth
repetition Truly as ”their first time!”
And the Truth is so entirely ”foreign” to us as a result of our enculturation that it takes many, many, many,
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many encounters before we can really see the Truth ”face to face,” and even then....
So it is with me.
JUSTICE WORK IS A SIN (2007-06-10 18:26)
Jesus taught Loving / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING - NOT JUSTICE.
We do one or the other.
JUSTICE WILL ALWAYS BE CULTIVATED WITH LOVING!!!!!!!!!!
Loving will rarely if ever result from Justice. Why? Loving is of the Heart / the Almighty. Justice is of the
Head.
CHARITY WORK IS A SIN (2007-06-10 18:26)
Jesus taught Loving / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING - NOT CHARITY.
We do one or the other.
CHARITY WILL ALWAYS COME WITH LOVING!!!!!!!!!!
Loving will rarely if ever come with Charity. Why? Loving is of the Heart / the Almighty. Charity is of the
Head / Flesh with just a twinge of Heart.
”PEACE” IS SIN. ”PEACE” MEANS GENOCIDE. (2007-06-10 18:38)
Please forgive my poor articulation as follows. This post holds that ”PEACE” IS A SIN. It holds that
”NONVIOLENCE” IS A SIN. It speaks only of ”Peace.” The argument against ”Nonviolence” is exactly the
same. I believe this is a matter of gravest consequence, life and death, not semantics.
• Maybe Teresa said it best: ”[Jesus said,] ’My Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you.’ He
came not to give the peace of the world which is only that we don’t bother each other[!!!!!!!] [Jesus]
came to give the Peace of heart which comes from loving - from doing good to others. ”
• Jesus Teaching was simply and entirely Love / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING.
• Peace is NOT Love / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING; but rather its fruit; but the fruit is not the
source!!!
• Only Loving / Brotherliness is Loving / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING.
• If we embrace ”Peace” we displace and defeat Loving / Brotherliness / PeaceMAKING.
Clearly this is a sin; a mortal error.
”The opposite of love [PeaceMAKING] is not hate; the opposite of love [PeaceMAKING] is indifference or
apathy [”Peace”].” [1]Rollo May
”Peace” is too deathly close to ”indifference” or ”apathy.” Start Loving
Archbishop [2]Oscar Romero: ”We have never preached violence, except the violence of love,which left Christ
nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves, to overcome our selfishness and such cruel
inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is
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the violence of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work.”
Militant PeaceMAKING, Militant Loving, Militant Brotherliness, the ”Violence of Love” is our sole ”Weapon.”
”Peace” is to displace this and to unilaterally disarm ourselves; to remove ourselves from opposition to War /
Hatred / Destruction. God save us from continuing this.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo_May
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%83%C2%93scar_Romero
Archbishop Oscar Romero Quotes (2007-06-10 18:48)
[1]Archbishop Oscar Romero
”We have never preached violence, except the violence of love,which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence
that we musteach do to ourselves, to overcome our selfishness and such cruelinequalities among us. The
violence we preach is not the violenceof the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love,of
brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons intosickles for work.
”Those committed to the poor must share the same fate as the poor.
”A church that suffers no persecution but enjoys the privileges and support of the things of the earth - beware!
- is not the true church of Jesus Christ. A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the
gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good, so that they are secured in their sinful state, betrays the
gospel’s call. (1/22/78).
”When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise
to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises (8/6/78).
”The church would betray its own love for God and its fidelity to the gospel if it stopped being . . . a defender
of the nights of the poor . . . a humanizer of every legitimate struggle to achieve a more just society . . .
that prepares the way for the true reign of God in history (8/6/79).
“I do not believe in death without resurrection. If they kill me I will rise again in the people of El Salvador.”
”Aspire not to have more but to be more.
”Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.
”Defence of human rights, equality, and freedom. is a matter of policy. rooted in the gospel.
”The poor have shown the church the true way to go. A church that does not speak out from the side of the
poor is not the true church of Jesus.
”The gospel is the great defender and proclaimer of all the great fundamental rights of the person. The
fundamental right to.. Food & Water, Shelter; Protection; Medicine; Education; Work; Rest; Freedom;
Respect; Dignity; Fullness of Life.
”The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword; ... it is the violence of love.
”Let my blood be a seed of freedom.
”I will not tire of declaring that if we really want an effective
end to violence we must remove the violence that lies at the root
of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, exclusion
of citizens from the management of the country, repression. All
this is what constitutes the primal cause, from which the rest
flows naturally. September 23, 1979.
”I’m deeply impressed by that moment when Christ stands alone
before the world figured in Pilate. The truth is left alone, his
own followers have been afraid. Truth is fearfully daring, and
only heroes can follow the truth. So much so that Peter, who has
said he will die if need be, flees like a coward and Christ
stands alone.
”Let’s not be afraid to be left alone if it’s for the sake of the
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truth. Let’s be afraid to be demagogs, coveting the people’s sham
flattery. If we don’t tell them the truth, we commit the worst
sin: betraying the truth and betraying the people. Christ would
rather be left alone, but able to say before the world figured in
Pilate: Everyone who hears my voice belongs to the truth. Feast
of Christ the King, 1979.
”Would that the many bloodstained hands in our land were lifted
up to the Lord with horror of their stain to pray that he might
cleanse them. But let those who, thanks to God, have clean
hands – the children, the sick, the suffering – lift up their
innocent and suffering hands to the Lord like the people of
Israel in Egypt. The Lord will have pity and will say, as he did
to Moses in Egypt, ”I have heard my people’s cry of wailing. It
is the prayer that God cannot fail to hear. September 18, 1977
”The church is calling to sanity, to understanding, to love. It
does not believe in violent solutions. The church believes in
only one violence, that of Christ, who was nailed to the cross.
That is how today’s gospel reading shows him, taking upon himself
all the violence of hatred and misunderstanding, so that we
humans might forgive one another, love one another, feel
ourselves brothers and sisters. November 20, 1977.
”We have never preached violence, except the violence of love,
which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must
each do to ourselves, to overcome our selfishness and such cruel
inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence
of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love,
of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into
sickles for work. November 27, 1977
”Who knows if the one whose hands are bloodied with Father
Grande’s murder, or the one who shot Father Navarro, if those who
have killed, who have tortured, who have done so much evil, are
listening to me? Listen, there in your criminal hideout, perhaps
already repentant, you too are called to forgiveness. December
18, 1977
”A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of
the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good so that they
become entrenched in their sinful state, betrays the gospel’s
call. A preaching that does not discomfit sinners but lulls them
in their sin leaves Zebulun and Naphtali in the shadow of death.
”A preaching that awakens, a preaching that enlightens – as when
a light turned on awakens and of course annoys a sleeper – that
is the preaching of Christ, calling, ”wake up! Be converted!”
this is the church’s authentic preaching. Naturally, such
preaching must meet conflict, must spoil what is miscalled
prestige, must disturb, must be persecuted. It cannot get along
with the powers of darkness and sin. January 22, 1978
”And so, brothers and sisters, I repeat again what I have said
here so often, addressing by radio those who perhaps have caused
so many injustices and acts of violence, those who have brought
tears to so many homes, those who have stained themselves with
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the blood of so many murders, those who have hands soiled with
tortures, those who have calloused their consciences, who are
unmoved to see under their boots a person abased, suffering,
perhaps ready to die. To all of them I say: no matter your
crimes. They are ugly and horrible, and you have abased the
highest dignity of a human person, but God calls you and forgives
you. And here perhaps arises the aversion of those who feel they
are laborers from the first hour. How can I be in heaven with
those criminals? Brothers and sisters, in heaven there are no
criminals. The greatest criminal, once he has repented of his
sins, is now a child of God. September 24, 1978
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%83%C2%93scar_Romero
Kara J (2009-11-03 14:18:54)
When I google searched ”Romero quotes” I came to your blog. I am trying to write a sermon using some quotes from
Romero. Can you tell me from what sources you found these quotes?
Start Loving (2009-11-09 18:39:44)
Hi. I searched the internet as you are doing, for sources that seemed highly credible. Good luck.
Abe Lincoln on ETHICS and CHURCH (2007-06-10 20:07)
Abraham Lincoln On Ethics
An article on Lincoln’s personal code of ethics and his view of business ethics, based on an excerpt from the
one-man play “Lincoln Live”
by Gene Griessman
“What does it mean to be ethical?
As far as I’m concerned, it means treating others the way you’d want to be treated.
I never joined a church because the churches of my day required you to subscribe to a particular doctrine or
creed. I told a minister who was trying to recruit me that if I ever found a church that would inscribe over
its altar only two requirements, I would join that church with all my heart: The first requirement would be,
'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.’ The second requirement would be, 'Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself.’
I reckon that anyone who keeps those two commandments will never have a problem with any legitimate
code of ethics. The second great commandment is really the basis of the Golden Rule÷loving your neighbor
as yourself.
Being ethical means being honest. Perhaps the greatest asset was being known as Honest Abe. It was a good
name, and I believe that a good name is more to be desired than great riches.
I made it a practice to be so clear that no honest man could misunderstand me and no dishonest one could
successfully misrepresent me
As you know, I’m a lawyer; and, yes, there were lawyer jokes back in the 1800s. I remember a story about
a preacher back in Indiana who was conducting a funeral service for a prominent lawyer. At one point in
his eulogy, the minister said, “Here lies a successful lawyer and an honest man.” A woman in the audience
whispered to her friend: “We need to take a peek to see if there are two bodies in the casket?”
I happen to believe that a lawyer can be honest. In fact I found that clients often had more trouble telling
the truth than lawyers did.
Here’s some advice I gave young lawyers: “Resolve to be honest at all events. If, in your own judgment, you
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cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation,
rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave.”
If you’re ethical, you’ll strive to be knowledgeable. In the 1800s it was common for people to talk about
“living up to the light” that one had. It was an excellent way of admitting in advance that one could be
mistaken because of lack of knowledge. I like that concept, and used it in my Second Inaugural Address:
“With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right” is the way I said it in my second inaugural
address.
But there’s something more important than knowing the truth, and that’s knowing what to do with the truth.
A village idiot might stumble upon the truth, tell everybody in sight, and do irreparable damage. Being wise
involves knowing when to tell the truth, knowing how to tell the truth, knowing who to tell it to, and even
deciding if you should tell it at all. Some truth should never be told–like when my wife Mary asked me what
I thought of one of her ridiculous-looking new hats.
Being ethical doesn’t mean that you be suicidal. .
If you’re ethical, you’ll strive to use good judgment. The true rule in determining to accept or reject any
thing is not whether it has any evil in it; but whether it has more of evil than of good. There are few things
wholly evil or wholly good. Almost every thing.is an inseparable compound of the two so that our best
judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.”
QUALITY or QUANTITY of LIFE. You WILL choose. (2007-06-17 18:52)
”A [person] is not equipped to live until s/he knows what s/he would die for.” ML King
”Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, [1]20 take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever
wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. [2]21 26 What profit
would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his
life?” [3]USCCB - NAB - Matthew 16
“He who is committed to. the poor must share the. same fate as the poor” ... Oscar Romero
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew16.htm#foot20
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew16.htm#foot21
3. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew16.htm
YOUR FUTURE: FOR ”THE LEAST OF THESE” WHAT WOULD IT BE?
(2007-06-17 18:55)
[1]USCCB - NAB - Matthew 25 ”45 He will answer them, ’Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for ONE
of these least ones, you did not do for me. 46 And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous
to eternal life.” This is the whole deal of Jesus teachings. ”[Everything] depends on each man’s efforts and
striving to make people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father’s
will, which alone saves from death and gives life.”[2] [3]The Gospel in Brief.
Punishment? NO! Jesus is not about that. Sin [error] / Divorce from Our Father / Divorce from Love-Life-
Truth? YES!!! Jesus died to tell us about this; about NATURAL CONSEQUENCES!
Unless you work for [4]Doctors Without Borders or the like then probably 99.9 % of the people you’ve ever
met or heard about... we all RELIGIOUSLY VIOLATE THIS (Jesus’ exhortations above.)
There are three issues in considering our return to Love / Life / Truth - Our Father:
1. Type of Occupation: Tanning Salon, Gated Community Development, Video Games are examples of
occupations that are extremely unlikely to be LARGELY for the ”least of these.”
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2. Clientele: We are the rich man that neglected Lazarus ([5]Luke 16 19-31). Can you face what I could
not? We are a society of Prostitutes, Pimps and Narcotic Pushers. We cannot Save ourselves or others
by selling ”Narcotics” (addictions to [6]stuff, superiority, and institutions) to materially rich folks. Can
we.
3. How much Love: ”It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” Teresa of
Calcutta. What we are dying for is Models of Life / Loving / Militant Brotherliness / being Christian.
1. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew25.htm
2. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
3. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
4. http://www.google.com/url?sa=L&ai=
Bd5jqksl2RvaoC4bKefj-yIsBj6mmC7eHusAB5puGBcCLEQgAEAEYASDHmPgFOAFQp7-M0wJgyZ6ojeykgBCYAdmIAaoBIkdHSUhiK0dHSUhhVDQrR0dJSGxFTitHR0lIaVVTKzJOUlPIAQHZA24KARrmqbot&q=
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/index.cfm%3Fmsource%3DAZD0408H1001&usg=AFQjCNF1dsoKSNCFACn6Bb_
KMJ5do4dlfw
5. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/luke/luke16.htm
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
”Our Father... Deliver us [ALL to Heaven]...” (2007-06-17 18:56)
[1]USCCB - NAB - John 14 ”12 Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I
do, and will do greater ones than these...”
”Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us to evil.” I don’t think this captures what Jesus was getting at.
”Lead us not into temptation...” is OK, however ”Deliver us from evil...” SAYS THE SAME THING!
We need to know where Our Father wants us to lead ourselves and others. I think this is close:
”Our Father... Deliver us [ALL to Heaven]...”
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/john/john14.htm
HYPOCRISY. Almost ALL OF US, all the time? (2007-06-17 18:57)
HYPOCRISY. This word has has little use for me in the last 30 years. It just has not registered, relative to
myself, or relative to the being of others.
HYPOCRISY meant very much to me in my late teens! What happened??!?!
I lost my Vision.
Now, as I try to recapture that vision that I had as a youngster, I begin again to see that virtually all of us
are consummate HYPOCRITES!
PEACEMAKERS MUST MAKE PEACEMAKERS (2007-06-17 18:58)
PeaceMakers make Peace, right? WRONG!!!!!!!!
PeaceMAKERS make PEACEMAKERS!!!! Think of:
• Gandhi
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• King
• Jesus
• Teresa....
Note: Moneymakers do not make money! They build organizations or take other ACTION and money is the
RESULT.
MONEY IS A RESULT. MoneyMAKING is the ACTION!
PEACE IS A RESULT. PeaceMAKING is the ACTION!
”Right to Life” is usually a sin against Our Father - Spirit (2007-06-17 18:59)
Was Jesus focus ”Pulse?”
Jesus focus was ”Life,” ”Spirit!”
Only PeaceMAKING is Peace (2007-06-17 19:00)
’My Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you.’ Jesus
[Jesus] came not to give the peace of the world which is only that we don’t bother each other. [Jesus] came
to give the Peace of heart which comes from loving - from doing good to others.” Teresa of Calcutta
Heaven is PeaceMAKING (2007-06-17 19:00)
’My Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you.’ Jesus
[Jesus] came not to give the peace of the world which is only that we don’t bother each other. [Jesus] came
to give the Peace of heart which comes from loving - from doing good to others.” Teresa of Calcutta
Only Militant PeaceMAKING can eliminate Hate (2007-06-17 19:01)
Hmm. Dr. King was incorrect in saying, ”Only love [can eliminate hate.]” It is not that easy. Maybe Dr.
King meant Militant Loving, but we need to be specific. I’m trying to learn the words that are less likely to
enable the HYPOCRISY that we are so tenacious in pursuing.
Only Militant PeaceMAKING can eliminate hate.
Massive Western Fetish for Health / Pulse is Sin (2007-06-17 19:02)
”Nothing is so tempting as evil in the guise of virtue,” Dr. Martin Luther King.
Life, our greats throughout history are the opposite! We in our finest moments are the opposite! Not pulse!!!
Not flesh!!! ”WE!” From my Soul in Solidarity Serving!
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”Our Father ... Deliver us [ALL to PeaceMAKING] (2007-06-17 19:03)
I think this may be it!
Our Father...
Lead us not to ”ME,”
But Deliver us [ALL to Militant PeaceMAKING]
Semantics? Wordsmithing?
We’ve got to get this right.
Global Salviation is at stake.
Life is a process. Peace, a ”state” is Death & Illusion (2007-06-17 19:04)
A rock has peace. Is that what we want?
’My Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give unto you.’ Jesus[Jesus] came not to give the peace of the world
which is only that we don’t bother each other. [Jesus] came to give the Peace of heart which comes from
loving - from doing good to others.” Teresa of Calcutta
”Life is as good as the good that you spend it on.” Start Loving (2007-06-17 19:06)
Hmmm. An almost perfect synopsis of all that I’ve learned:
”Life is as good as the good that you spend it on.” Start Loving
I know of no great life in history or fiction that is in contridiction to this. Do you?
FLESH PEDDLING (2007-06-17 19:06)
You know, part of me very much does not like facing such realities as:
FLESH PEDDLING IS CENTRAL TO OUR MAINSTREAM ROLES WITHIN THIS CULTURE. WE
SELL OUR CHILDREN INTO BONDAGE ”FOR THEIR OWN GOOD.”
But, it is the truth. God Save us.
LOVE IS MEASURED BY HOW MUCH YOU HAVE LEFT (2007-06-17 19:21)
[1]LOVE IS MEASURED
BY HOW MUCH
YOU HAVE LEFT
Any questions?
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
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What are you living for? It is your bottom line. Happy? (2007-06-17 19:22)
You are, you ARE living for SOMETHING(S). Right? Right.
Probably, so far it is some combination of:
• Safety
• Family ”expectations”
• ”Love”
• Pleasure / comfort....
What did Jesus ”Live” for?
• The least of these his ”family”
• You
• Me
• Heaven on earth
You and Jesus are
both Dying for something.
Are you happy with your choice?
Jesus was.
The ”Prodigal” father does NOT go after his son. (2007-06-17 19:58)
Ok, imagine, God forbid, that a world-wide plague of unimaginable viciousness is raging and ravaging the
world. You are an unknown, uncredentialed researcher and have just developed a vaccination / cure. Do you
feel superior? YOU FEEL OBLIGATED.
I feel obligated.
Jesus felt obligated. Yet, the Prodigal Father did not chase after his son. Jesus did not chase after the Rich
Young Man.
Jesus can not have been careless in these points. Clearly he taught that we are to become the cure and to
make it available.
BUT WE ARE NOT TO
CHASE AFTER THE PATIENTS,
AS THIS WILL PROLONG
THE PERIOD OF TIME
IT TAKES FOR THEM TO
”RECOGNIZE” AND SEEK
THE ”CURE.”
My biological father, a brilliant ”cure” in his own right, knew and practiced this excruciating self-restraint. I
am being forced by ”failure” to try to learn and practice this wisdom.
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KNOWLEDGE HAS BECOME A NARCOTIC (2007-06-17 20:00)
In June one Sunday was Embassy ”Open House” for the larger Embassies like Greece, Ireland....
The sidewalks were crowded with gawkers. My march with huge signs was virtually ”invisible” to the walkers
or line-standers just inches from me. One lady, obviously quite ”educated” did notice me as one might notice
a bush, and commented to her companion:
”Oh yes, Darfur. Horrible. I’m reading a book on it.” It was evident from her comment that this ”reading a
book on it” would be the end of her engagement with Darfur. She would be fulfilled in every way with this
act (non-act).
It should, of course, be the reverse.
Knowledge should be responsibility,
the spur to action.
But some terrible perversion has happened.
Now, Knowledge is License,
Exoneration, Dispensation.
I Know, therefore I have Acted.
Now we waste away, strung out on
books, radio and TV ”news,”
OPIATE of the people.
”LOVING” IS THE ”SOLUTION” FOR THE HEART (2007-06-17 20:02)
Breathing is the solution
for the lungs.
Eating is the solution
for the stomach.
[1]
”LUSTING” IS THE ”SOLUTION”
FOR THE FLESH
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”LOVING” IS THE ”SOLUTION”
FOR THE HEART
Jesus was dying to teach us simply this.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/lust-is-solution-of-flesh.html
”LUSTING” IS THE ”SOLUTION” FOR THE FLESH (2007-06-17 20:02)
Breathing is the solution
for the lungs.
Eating is the solution
for the stomach.
[1]
”LOVING” IS THE ”SOLUTION”
FOR THE HEART
”LUSTING” IS THE ”SOLUTION”
FOR THE FLESH
The Hell Jesus died to ”Save” us from.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/loving-is-solution-for-heart.html
”Start, I’m thinking you are ’Biblically crazy’ ” (2007-06-17 20:17)
This quote, above, from a nationally recognized journalist that is deeply disturbed / shaken / troubled /
moved by my stand at the Sudan Embassy.
”Start, I’m thinking you are
’Biblically crazy’ ”
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”A TIME TO KILL.” BEHOLD SALVATION. ”WE” (2007-06-17 20:44)
[1] [2]A Time to Kill (1996)
More recently I have written: [3]LOVE is COURAGE is CONNECTION is TRUTH. (Please scan this post
and then return here.)
See this movie. When you do you will see a cataclysmic scene toward the end where the afore mentioned
[4]Post is achieved / illustrated like a thunder clap. Brilliant. Blindingly divine. In the blink of an eye a
group of people are transported before our eyes from Hell to Heaven. Salvation, what it is, how it happens,
what it means all there to see in a the universe of five seconds or less.
Email me if what I am pointing you to is not clear. I’ll explain what I am attempting to share.
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RnXj1luiJrI/AAAAAAAAAGs/fP1xHOAHbX0/s1600-h/Time+to+Kill.jpg
2. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/love-is-courage-is-love.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/love-is-courage-is-love.html
!!!!!!!NO DOUBLE STANDARDS. EVER!!!!!! (2007-06-17 20:53)
Probably the entire contents of this site, everything I’ve learned, everything I believe Jesus and the other
”Greats” learned and taught can be reduced to this:
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS. EVER.
Do unto others ALL
that you would have them do unto you
Love your brother as yourself
Love your enemy
As you do unto the least of these
MY FAMILY, you do unto me
ONE FATHER. EVERYONE IS
”IMMEDIATE FAMILY.”
GET ON WITH IT.
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UBUNTU:
An ancient African word meaning
”humanity to others”;
and
”I AM WHAT I AM
BECAUSE OF WHO WE ALL ARE”.
SIN is ERROR. NOTHING LESS! (2007-06-17 20:55)
What do you mean by ”nothing less” Start?
”Less” than ”error” are - Guilt, ”I know I should,” I’ll go to Hell if I don’t..., it is Bad....
What?!?!!?!? These are LESS THAN ”Error?!?!?!?”
Yes. I’ll show you with an example that applies to me, but if you want you can imagine one that applies to
you:
My biological father, who I worship(ed) as a man of great knowledge, wisdom, character and toughness was
my driving teacher as a teen. He taught me to drive.
”KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL AT ALL TIMES,” he commanded! Well, when he was in the
car with me I sulkingly and cowardly obeyed. BUT, OH BOY, WHEN HE WAS NOT WITH ME, ONE
HAND IS WHAT I TYPICALLY USED; EASIER, MORE RELAXED, MORE COOL!!!! I FELT GUILTY!
I KNEW I SHOULD! I KNEW I WAS BEING BAD! But all these I could tolerate!
Then one dark, gray, rainy afternoon I found myself on a cattle-chute like, under construction stretch of
highway. ERROR! Both hands went to the wheel!!!
I WAS UNWILLING TO PAY THE PRICE
OF WHAT THEN I COULD SEE WAS
ERROR - VIOLATING THE
GOOD WISDOM IMPARTED
BY MY FATHER.
”Start, having an impact?” AS MUCH AS I CAN. (2007-06-17 20:57)
What can make a father work harder, suffer more, risk more than Love for his child?
Love is the greatest taskmaster.
The question I most hear from the rare person that stops to talk as I march all day at the Sudan Embassy in
DC is, ”Are you having an impact?”
THE PRIMARY QUESTION
IN THE FACE OF EMERGENCY
IS NEVER -
”ARE YOU HAVING AN IMPACT?”
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AS A SECONDARY QUESTION FOR
GUIDANCE / TARGETING THIS QUES. CAN HELP.
THE PRIMARY QUESTION
IN THE FACE OF EMERGENCY IS -
”IS THIS YOUR BEST CHANCE
TO ALLEVIATE THE EMERGENCY?”
WHAT ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF?
For YOU it will be LUSTING or LOVING (2007-06-17 20:59)
For me too of course.
A switch is on OR off.
At any instant a PC is being used for Word OR Excel.
A piece of steel is a shovel OR a pitchfork.
For YOU it will be LUSTING or LOVING
”GIVE EVERYTHING AND FREE YOUR SPIRIT.” Start Loving (2007-06-17 21:02)
Well, this is how it is.
For the first third of my life I took and almost never gave. It was Hell. Drowning in pleasure, starving for joy.
In the last half of my life I have given everything, as best I have known how, to others. Pleasure has been at
an ever accelerating decrease. JOY ABOUNDS. PEACE ABOUNDS. HEAVEN.
”GIVE EVERYTHING AND
FREE YOUR SPIRIT.”
Start Loving
Man is an intelligence
in servitude to his organs.
[1]Aldous Huxley
1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/aldoushuxl105906.html
WWOFHUD: WHAT WOULD OUR FATHER HAVE US DO? (2007-06-17 21:26)
Jesus did not ask what ”Jesus” would do. Although I think we should!
Jesus asked
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”What would Our Father have us do?”
WE SHOULD TOO.
[1]1. ”Our Father in Heaven.”[2]
[3]2. ”Hallowed be your name.”[4]
[5]3. ”Thy Kingom [IS FUNDED]”
[6]4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth as it is in Heaven.[7]
[8]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.”
[9][10]6. ”Forgive us our [errors],”
[11]7. ”As we forgive [the errors of others.]
[12]8. ”LEAD US NOT INTO [”ME”...]” BUT
[13]9. ”DELIVER US [TO ”WE;” MILITANT PEACEMAKING, BROTHERLINESS, HEAVEN]...”
[14]10: For Thine is the ”Kingdom,” and the
[15]11. ”Power” and the
[16]10. ”Glory”
EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS ENCAPSULATED IN THIS POST AND THE ASSOCIATED LINKS
ABOVE.
WHEN THIS PRAYER, PRAYED THIS WAY IS THE CENTER OF MY LIFE I AM ON THE PATH.
JESUS’ PRAYER IS PERFECT.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thy-kingom-is-funded-as-thy-will-is.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
11. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
12. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/father-lead-us-not-into-me.html
13. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/father-deliver-us-to-we-to-peacemaking.html
14. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-kingdom.html
15. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-power.html
16. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-glory.html
”Start, you love [everyone] so deeply,” the Sister observed. (2007-06-17 21:27)
I testify:
1. Think of the person you most love in the world.
2. Feel how much that love means to you.
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3. Each other person you learn to love that much will multiply your Joy / Love / Fulness by almost that
much.
Unleashing ”Lusting” is the solution to Greed / Mammon / Selfishness / Stuff / Superiority / Systems -
Institutions / Pleasure / Hell.
Unleashing ”Loving” is the solution to Life / Love / Truth / Soul / Solidarity / Serving / Joy / Heaven.
HELL = SEPARATION FROM LOVE / LIFE / TRUTH. (2007-06-17 21:29)
I testify that I would die if I returned to my life of Selfishness / Neglect / Indifference / Separation from ”the
LEAST of these my family.” It would be Hell.
I wish I had known this 30 years ago.
MY QUEST: WHAT WOULD HAVE SAVED ME (2007-06-17 21:29)
This site would have Saved me from 30 years of Hell, off of the Path.
Although I expect to spend much time with it, studying it, if I ever forget it, please return me to this site.
JESUS: MUCH ”PLANTING.” LITTLE ”CULTIVATING.” (2007-06-17 21:36)
Jesus didn’t spend much time in one place, or chasing after folks.
Followers Jesus did spend repeated and considerable time with, but never chasing after followers / disciples I
suspect.
Let’s do the same.
MUCH ”PLANTING.”
LITTLE ”CULTIVATING.”
Why little time ”cultivating?” Jesus said it has to do with ”many are called, but few are chosen.”
”Ignorance is bliss...”FUL MASS MURDER!!!!!!!! (2007-06-17 21:47)
Duh!! It is just amazing how diluded we are and how long, oh how long it takes to climb up to the light.
I grew up in a town, Short Hills, among the most wealthy in the world! My mom was a social hub of this
town! What blisful ignorance!!!!!!! What blisful blindness!!!!!!
There are two ways to have a world that looks like heaven:
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1. Create Heaven in the material world.
2. Obscure that which is not Heavenly and construct for YOU AND YOURS the best you can.
WE ARE ”DYING” FOR MODELS (2007-06-17 21:55)
This is the single greatest problem in the world. How to live joyfully? How to be good? How to ”Save” others?
How to ”Save” ourselves?...
THERE ARE NO MODELS TODAY, VIRTUALLY NONE!
HOW DO WE EXPECT ANYONE TO ”GET IT” IF THERE ARE NO MODELS?
WE NEED TO BECOME MODELS, GREAT MODELS.
ML King: ”Life’s most urgent and persistant question...” (2007-06-17 21:56)
”Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ’What are you doing for others?’ ” Martin Luther King, Jr.
God damn it! We have been so damaged, so corrupted in our ability to communicate / hear.
Don’t you hear Dr. King’s words, as I did, as a weighty moral commandment?!??!?!?
IT IS A SOLUTION TO LIFE. LIFE! Dr. King, like Jesus, is telling us how to gain the full experience of
Life!!! He is giving us the solution! Let’s get on with it!!!!!
”Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ’What are you doing for others?’ ” Martin Luther King, Jr.
”Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the [1]happiness
that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt;
”The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 -
1950)
1. http://www.jocund.com/happiness.html
Beware of ”Twelve Tribes” (2007-06-17 21:57)
[1]Twelve Tribes of Israel is a cult. It broke my heart to discover this. I don’t know if they know they are a
cult. I don’t know if the founders realize it. Oh my. I came within inches of joining them, after months of
exploration, prayer. It was only at the last seconds that enough experience had accumulated within me that
I could see that they are not about worshiping the Divine, the Almighty, the Father within us, but rather
they are about surrendering to the Power Structure they have formed within including their first and second
generation of children, some of whom I have witnessed displaying what I can only describe as Naziesque
behavior:
• smiling viciousness visited on a visitor in their presence - a middle aged woman who obviously was
damaged by abuse in her life.
• repeatedly dismissing a wife as one might have expected a black slave to be dismissed by a black hearted
master.
• rank arrogance displayed by the power structure / hierarchy;
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• a hierarchy of approval by their ”leader,” NOT a hierarchy of Love / Otherishness / Brotherliness....
They do so much correctly - location, simplicity, health.... But as almost all attempts it has been mortally
corrupted by the desire of men to control other men, and of course, women.
1. http://www.twelvetribes.com/
The Empire that is U.S. (2007-06-17 21:58)
It is out of the goodness of our heart that we have in excess of 1000 U.S. military bases around the world
right?
It is not so that we can secure / exploit the best resources at the lowest price for US consumers and US
capitalist interests. Right? It is the poor and needy in these societies that are benefiting from our presence.
Right.
[1]US Military Bases Around the World
by [2]Populist Party
Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 03:36:33 PM PDT
...People in US cities would be outraged if another country garrisoned its troops close by with all the resulting
fallout: unacceptable noise, pollution, environmental destruction, appropriation of valued public real estate
along with drunken soldiers on the loose violating laws, causing damage and raping local women. Not the
kinds of neighbors we choose, especially when they’re mostly unaccountable for their actions...
Chalmers Johnson, in his book [3]Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, reviews the known
number of US bases in other countries by size and branch of service. According to the Department of Defense’s
Base Structure Report through 2005, the official total of all sizes is 737, but so many were built in recent
years, Johnson believes the actual number exceeds 1000 and is rising. Unlisted ones includes dozens in Iraq,
106 garrisons in Afghanistan, the gigantic Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo built after the Yugoslav war in 1999,
and others in Eastern Europe, Israel, Qatar and other Gulf states plus ongoing negotiations all the time to
build new bases in new locations in new and currently ”occupied” countries.
1. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/16/181413/824
2. http://populist-party.dailykos.com/
3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805079114/104-9744830-7110365?ie=UTF8&tag=populistparty-20&linkCode=
xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0805079114
What we COULD pay for with our lives. (2007-06-17 21:59)
Currently we pay for all sorts of stuff with our lives right?
• Good grades
• Social acceptance
• ”Family” peace and acceptance
• Sex (yup). No not necessarily with money. There are lots of way to [1]prostitute ourselves.
• Promotions.
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• Bigger dwelling.
• Better school for me and mine.
• Nicer clothes.
• Better furniture.
• Stuff.
• Superiority.
• Systems and Institutions.
• Etc.
• Etc.
Think of what we could pay for with our lives!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME:
• End of 18,000 children starving to death per day
• End the occupation of Palestine
• End the attrocities in Darfur
• End the slaughter in Darfur
• End the suffering and neglect of Katrina
• End the holocaust in front of us due to global warming
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc...
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/our-religion-we-practice-prostitution.html
NOT ”as you do unto the LESSER of these...” (2007-06-17 22:00)
But isn’t ”lesser” exactly the word whe ”hear” when we think of this scripture?
These that follow are who we ”do unto,” are they not? Are they ”the least of these” or ”the [LESSER] of
these?!?!??!”
• My bioligical child [who happens to be infinitely better off than most of my 4 billion children?]
• My demanding wife.
• My cranky mother.
• My disgruntled older sister.
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• My boss.
• My disagreeable co-worker....
Jesus gave us the SOLUTION TO LIFE: ”As you do unto the LEAST of these my family you do unto me.”
”OUR FATHER... DELIVER US [TO ”WE;” TO PEACEMAKING]...” (2007-06-17 22:20)
”...whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these.” [1]USCCB - NAB
- John 14 12.
In the spirit of John 14:12 I share what has been revealed to me:
”Our Father... lead us not into [”me”];
But, Deliver us [to ”WE,” Militant PeaceMaking, Brotherliness, Heaven]...”
better captures what Jesus intended.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/john/john14.htm
OUR RELIGION WE PRACTICE? PROSTITUTION. (2007-06-17 22:20)
Astonishing. As a professional in the computer industry, for decades I’ve used and heard the expression
”prostituted himself / herself.” Have we not all heard that?
[1]Def: a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usually for money.
Well, what does Our Father have to say about this?
• ”Life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father’s will, which alone saves
from death and gives life.” [2]Gospel in Brief
• ”Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” [3]USCCB -
NAB - Mark 8 34
Are these exhortations from Our Father what we do in our society? Prostitute ourselves is what we do in our
society with all the religious fervor we can muster.
1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prostitute
2. http://www.orderofchrist.com/
3. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/mark/mark8.htm
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”OUR FATHER... LEAD US NOT INTO [”ME”...]” (2007-06-17 22:22)
”...whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these.” [1]USCCB - NAB
- John 14 12.
In the spirit of John 14:12 I share what has been revealed to me:
”Our Father... lead us not into [”me”];
But, Deliver us [to ”WE,” Militant PeaceMaking, Brotherliness, Heaven]...”
better captures what Jesus intended.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/john/john14.htm
Joy is to Life what Heat is to Electricity (2007-06-17 22:23)
Gladness.
From ”ME 2 WE.” A New Blog (2007-06-17 22:41)
NEW BLOG:
[1]ME2WE.blogspot.com
1. http://me2we.blogspot.com/
Teresa: ”As you do unto the least of these...” (2007-06-18 13:18)
”Whatever You Did Unto One of the Least, You Did Unto Me”
by Mother Teresa of Calcutta
From the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., February, 1994
”On the last day, Jesus will say to those on His right hand, ’Come enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and
you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me.’ Then Jesus will turn
to those on His left hand and say, ’Depart from me because I was hungry and you did not feed me, I was
thirsty and you did not give me to drink, I was sick and you did not visit me.’ These will ask Him, ’When
did we see You hungry, or thirsty or sick and did not come to Your help?’. And Jesus will answer then,
’Whatever you neglected to do unto one of the least of these, you neglected to do unto Me!’
”As we have gathered here to pray together, I think it will be beautiful if we begin with a prayer that
expresses very well what Jesus wants us to do for the least. St. Francis of Assisi understood very well these
words of Jesus and His life is very well expressed by a prayer. And this prayer, which we say every day after
Holy Communion, always surprises me very much, because it is very fitting for each one of us. And I always
wonder whether 800 years ago when St. Francis lived, they had the same difficulties that we have today. I
think that some of you already have this prayer of peace - so we will pray it together.
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”Let us thank God for the Opportunity He has given us today to have come here to pray together. We have
come here especially to pray for Peace, Joy, and Love. We are reminded that Jesus came to bring the good
news to the poor. He had told us what is that good news when He said: ’My Peace I leave with you, My
Peace I give unto you.’ He came not to give the peace of the world which is only that we don’t bother each
other. He came to give the Peace of heart which comes from loving - from doing good to others.
”And God loved the world so much that He gave His Son - it was a giving. God gave His Son to the Virgin
Mary, and what did she do with Him? As soon as Jesus came into Mary’s life, immediately she went in haste
to give that good news. And as she came into the house of her cousin, Elizabeth, Scripture tells us that the
unborn child - the child in the womb of Elizabeth - leapt with joy. While still in the womb of Mary - Jesus
brought Peace to John the Baptist who leapt for joy in the womb of Elizabeth.
”And as if that were not enough, as if it were not enough that God the Son should become one of us and
bring Peace and Joy while still in the womb of Mary, Jesus also died on the Cross to show that greater Love.
He died for you and for me, and for that leper and for that man dying of hunger and that naked person lying
in the street, not only of Calcutta, but of Africa, and everywhere. Our Sisters serve these poor people in 105
countries throughout the world. Jesus insisted that we love one another as He loves each one of us. Jesus
gave His Life to love us and He tells us that we also have to give whatever it takes to do good to one another.
And in the Gospel Jesus says very clearly: ’Love as I have loved you.’
”Jesus died on the Cross because that is what it took for Him to do good to us - to save us from our
selfishness in sin. He gave up everything to do the Father’s Will - to show us that we too must be willing to
give up everything to do God’s Will - to love one another as He loves each of us. That is why we too must
give to each other until it hurts.
”It is not enough for us to say: ’I love God’, but I also have to love my neighbor. St. John says that you are
a liar if you say you love God and you don’t love your neighbor. How can you love God whom you do not
see, if you do not love your neighbor whom you see, whom you touch, with whom you live? And so it is very
important for us to realize that love, to be true, has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not
to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts.
Otherwise, there is no true love in me and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
”It hurt Jesus to love us. We have been created in His Image for greater things, to love and to be loved. We
just ’put on Christ’ as Scripture tells us. And so, we have been created to love as He loves us. Jesus makes
Himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one, the unwanted one, and He says, ”You did it unto
Me.” On the last day He will say to those on His right, ’Whatever you did to the least of these, you did to
Me’, and He will also say to those on His left, ’Whatever you neglected to do for the least of these, you
neglected to do it for Me’.
”When He was dying on the Cross, Jesus said, ’I thirst’. Jesus is thirsting for our love, and this is the thirst
of everyone, poor or rich alike. We all thirst for the love of others, that they will go out of their way to avoid
harming us and to do good to us. This is the meaning of truest love, to give until it hurts.
[ABOVE IS SOME OF THE MOST SACRED WRITING OF ALL TIME.]
[BELOW IS UTTER TRIPE AND ALL BUT DESTROYS THE ENTIRE POTENTIAL VALUE OF
TERESA TO HUMANITY]
”I can never forget the experience I had in visiting a home where they kept all these old parents of sons and
daughters who had just put them into an institution and forgotten them - maybe. I saw that in that home
these old people had everything - good food, comfortable place, television, everything, but everyone was
looking toward the door. And I did not see a single one with a smile on the face. I turned to Sister and I
asked: ’Why do these people, who have every comfort here, why are they all looking toward the door? Why
are they not smiling?’
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”I am so used to seeing the smiles on our people, even the dying ones smile. And Sister said: ’This is the way
it is nearly every day. They are expecting, they are hoping that a son or daughter will come to visit them.
They are hurt because they are forgotten.’ And see, this neglect to love brings spiritual poverty. Maybe in
our own family we have somebody who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried. Are we
there? Are we willing to give until it hurts in order to be with our families, or do we put our own interests
first? These are the questions we must ask ourselves, especially as we begin this year of the family. We must
remember that love begins at home and we must also remember that the future of humanity passes through
the family.” NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. JESUS DIED TO TELL US THAT THERE ARE NO DOUBLE
STANDARDS. ALL PEOPLE ARE ONE FAMILY AND WE ARE TO ATTEND TO THE LEAST OF
THESE OUR FAMILY - NOT THE NEAREST ”BLOOD” ”FAMILY” TO US. TERESA AND HER
FOLLOWERS DIDN’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE AND NEITHER SHOULD WE.
PEACEMAKING, THE FINAL FRONTIER...GOING WHERE THIS MAN HAS
NEVER GONE BEFORE (2007-06-19 09:43)
I always was drawn to the excitement in our movies and adventure books, TV shows, etc. Star Trek for
example. I guess most of us are so drawn or otherwise these stories would not be so successful.
I now live the adventure. PeaceMAKING / Militant Loving / Mass Therapy. Every day. Ahhhhhhhh.
Transforming ”they should” into ”I’M GOING TO TRY...” (2007-06-19 09:48)
All I can tell you that I have the most wonderful ”Path” finder. When I find myself thinking ”they [or s/he]
should” I realize that what the Almighty is telling me is that ”I’m going to try to do it [fix it, create it...],”
OR ”I’m going to forget it for now [because it is not important enough.]”
There is no third option given the world’s emergency. The Almighty (Love, Life, Truth) are not going to ask
me what anyone else did. The Almighty only asks what I did.
Same for you.
”LOVE AND JOY MEAN SHARING THE SAME FATE.”Start Loving (2007-06-20 16:33)
”Love... [is] not ... able to avoid making sacrifices.” Teresa of Calcutta
”Those committed to the poor must share the same fate as the poor.” [1]Oscar Romero
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%83%C2%93scar_Romero
WE EQUAL HOW WE SPEND OUR TIME (2007-06-20 18:20)
”Aspire not to have more but to be more.” Oscar Romero
We know that scientists can take our tissue and tell for example whether we are vegitarians or not. We are
what we eat. We are, we equal how we spend our time. This is an absolute law. Our nervous system, and
our soul is made up of how we spend our time.
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OUR ”IMPACT” EQUALS HOW WE SPEND OUR TIME (2007-06-20 18:21)
If I spend my time selling stuff [adictions] to the materially rich [which is how I spent most of my life], that
is what my impact is. Despite how much money I make a give to the ”poor” in the process what $ I spend
has NOTHING to do with what my impact is.
How can that be?
• The world is dying for Models of sustanable living, militant loving that results in Peace.
• The world is clinically sick.
• The world needs mass Therapy, not more Stuff, Superiority or Systems / Institutions.
”It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.” Teresa of Calcutta
”Aspire not to have more but to be more.” Oscar Romero
”The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” Teresa of Calcutta
”God does not demand that I be successful. God demands that I be faithful.” Teresa of Calcutta
”LOVE AND JOY ARE IN SHARING THE EMERGENCY.” Start Loving
(2007-06-22 20:53)
Love and Joy are in sharing the emergency. No? Start Loving
Love the stranger. Jesus
Love your enemy. Jesus
Love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus
Love as I have loved. Jesus
I’ve long suspected the following but this morning as I marched for Darfur in front of the Chinese Embassy it
came clear:
• WE BELONG IN EMERGENCY: Who needs our help, the sister that is doing fine, or the sister in
emergency?
• OUT OF LOVE WE SHARE THE EMERGENCY OF FAMILY: Who is my neighbor? Jesus answer
was the story of the Good Samaritan. Everybody!
• JOY IS THE RESULT OF SHARING THE EMERGENCY. No?
• THE MORE NEEDY BROTHERS & SISTERS WE CONNECT TO (WITH is too conditional) THE
MORE EMERGENCY WE SHARE IN AND THE MORE JOY IN OUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!! BINGO! This
is what Jesus was dying to pull us into!
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WE LIVE IN FEAR OF THE WRONG THINGS (2007-06-22 20:54)
Well, this just hit me as I was marching the other day.
I’ve been pretty influenced by fears most of my life. I now know for certain that I’ve been lived by the
WRONG FEARS:
• Love & acceptance of my spouse
• Being married / in a ”relationship”
• Safety
• Security
• Respectability
• Resources
• Mobility
• Health care
• Disappointing our parents, inlaws, families
• Being ”normal”
• Acceptance by society
I now have experienced, and now I know that: The only fear we should have is not Living the Will of the
Almighty (Truth, Love, Life), the Will of Our Father. Why? Why should you not worry about eating at 100
different McDonald’s before you die? Start Loving
The fact of death should not sadden us. The only thing that should sadden us is to know that we are not
saints. Teresa of Calcutta
0% of humanity’s Greats didn’t swim up stream. (2007-06-23 17:55)
If you are not alone, not swimming up-stream, not swimming against the tide... you are probably not going
to help us; you are almost certainly not going to change the direction of things.
Can you think of any exceptions? I cannot.
THE ALMIGHTY LIES IN THE DIRECTION OF ”OVERWHELMING”
(2007-06-24 08:51)
This mornings epiphany as I awoke from a long night’s sleep:
THE ALMIGHTY (Life, Love, Truth) LIES IN THE DIRECTION OF ”OVERWHELMING.”
Duh!!!!!!!!! How else would it feel in the face of the Almighty besides Overwhelming??!?!?
In so many ways we feel, ’I can’t face Darfur, Palestine, Iraq war, corrupt US Gov, Congo... It is too
overwhelming!’
This is to say, ”I won’t face the Almighty. I’ll not go where the Almighty calls me.”
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WHAT IS ”NORMAL,” ”BALANCED” IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL ATROCITY?
(2007-06-24 09:04)
My life recently provokes me and others to ask, ”is what Start is doing ”balanced,” ”normal.”
And of course the answer is no, UNLESS WE SHIFT PERSPECTIVE.
From the perspective of western comfort and affluence, western day to day values what Start is doing is crazy.
From the perspective of our Global Family’s Emergency (GFE) Start IS BALANCED, NORMAL, NO?!?!?!?!
100 adults witness the roof of the Elementary School across the street cave in trapping the children. One
adult races into the dangerous situation to help. WHO IS UNBALANCED? WHO IS NOT ”NORMAL?
”Addicted to [our] own place and privilege.” Bill Moyers (2007-06-24 09:20)
You’ll be really glad if you read this:
[1]Moyers challenges UCC: ’Drive out the money changers’
We don’t do what our Heart / Conscience / Still Small Voice tells us to; we don’t LIVE what it tells us to do
we? WHY? Addiction. Clinical Addiction to:
• [2]Stuff,
• [3]Superiority (ability to get what we want from others), and
• [4]Systems / Institutions (church, family, work, country....)
1. http://www.ucc.org/news/moyers-challenges-ucc-drive.html
2. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
3. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
4. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
”Life” exists only OUTSIDE of our gated communities / lives (2007-06-24 10:06)
You suspect this don’t you? I did all of my ”gated community” life [no, there was never a physical ”gate” in
my case - just miles of wealth and safety separating me from where Life / Need / Purpose lay for me.]
You are right! I was right! Life is found only, ONLY in the face of our ”family’s” need, EMERGENCY.
I pray that you find the courage of your convictions long before I did, unless you already have.
I NEVER WANTED ANYTHING FOR ”ME” FROM MY 2 SONS (2007-06-24 10:42)
All I ever wanted, ALL I EVER WANTED regarding my biological sons was that they be filled with Joy in
their lives. In my experience this is extraordinary, unusual, odd.... Parents want loyalty, tradition, association,
respect, relationship.... All I ever wanted was for them to have Joy in their lives. And Joy only comes from
doing good for our brothers and sisters.
I think they do for their brothers and sisters. I think they have Joy.
:-)
PS: I pray this grows.
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”[THE] CROSS [IS] THE VIOLENCE [OF LOVE] THAT WE MUST EACH DO TO
OURSELVES” Romero (2007-06-24 17:53)
”[The] cross [is] the violence [of Love] that we must each do to ourselves, to overcome ... such cruel inequalities
among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence
of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work.” Oscar Romero
The ”Cross” is the most perverted of concepts by ”A Christian.” One who is ”Christian,” one who has the
eyes of Family, of Love sees this in the cross - JOY / LIFE / LOVE / PEACE:
• ”Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the
[1]happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt;
• ”The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.” George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
1. http://www.jocund.com/happiness.html
YOU CHOOSE YOUR KINGDOM / STATE OF MIND / WORLD (2007-06-25 17:40)
I can only report that it is true. You almost certainly have had experiences that you have given little thought
or credence to that are evidence of what I say if you take some time to think about it.
My point in this post is to report that without question our nervous system has at least two distinctly different
”states:” ”me & mine” (selfishness, flesh) OR ”we & thine” (otherishness, brotherliness, PeaceMAKING).
Imagine your mind is a Personal Computer that can run Microsoft Word OR Microsoft Excel. Two pretty
PROFOUNDLY different worlds, no? Different code, procedures, MEMORY, LOGIC.... MUTUALLY
EXCLUSIVE - if one is running THE OTHER IS NOT!
So it is with ”me” and ”we;” totally different ”states of mind,” ”worlds apart.” Most of this site is about these
two different worlds so I’ll have to point you to the other posts on this site for now.
Each ”world” looks CRAZY from the other. But ”we” is the one with ”wisdom” and any individual that spends
much time in ”we” rarely will go back to ”me.” The reverse is not true. This is what ”Saved” or ”Converted”
is about although this Truth has been totally lost in the ”church.”
Now, these ”worlds” are separated by a crevasse! It is just as scary as a crevasse in a glacier - scary as hell to
contemplate jumping over - ESPECIALLY FROM THE FLESH SIDE. It is NOT a linear path. 99.9999999
% of us glimpse the other side, the other world, the Kingdom, but spend ourselves deluding ourselves (with
all the help that the ”church” can muster) that standing on the edge occasionally (doing ”good” occasionally)
is the same as leaping the crevasse into the Kingdom. ’Some of you will say Lord, Lord... but I do not know
you.”
Readiness for Responsibility, Health, comes from Connection (2007-06-26 13:29)
”Action comes not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
”Love ... [is] not... able to avoid making sacrifices.” Teresa of Calcutta.
Action, Life, comes from Connection, Love. Start Loving
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ULTIMATE FREEDOM? FREEDOM FROM DISCONNECTION (2007-06-26 13:30)
Like the ultimate goal - FREEDOM FROM DISEASE.
All DISCONNECTION IS -
• DISEASE / DIMINISHMENT OF THE SPIRIT, THAT IS,
• SEPARATION FROM THE ALMIGHTY, SEPARATION FROM LOVE / LIFE / TRUTH.
ALL CONNECTION IS -
• HEALTH OF THE SPIRIT, THAT IS,
• UNITY WITH THE ALMIGHTY, UNITY WITH LOVE / LIFE / TRUTH.
”Healing.” ”Leaving disease behind.” I testify that these describe what connection feels like to me.
CONNECTION IS FREEDOM FROM DISEASE. HEALTH.
2.7 July
Organized Religion is beyond recovery (2007-07-01 09:00)
No? Ok:
• Caucasian is what anyone that sees me would label me, DESPITE THE FACT that I have dark brown
moles and other marks on my body.
• Healthy despite some aches and pains...
• Bald is what I’d be called despite the few hairs left.
• Non-athlete...
• Non-brain-surgeon....
Aside from being trite, the above illustrates a crucial point. The Truth is not to be confused with Purity or
Absolutism.
Organized Religion, taken as the ”bodies” that comprise it CAN NOT NOW, NOR OVER THE CENTURIES,
BE DESCRIBED AS:
• Healers
• World-wide brothers
• Powerful forces of global healing
• Courageous
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• Army of God
If one were in desperate need of any of the following I, Start Loving, would NOT be the best place to begin:
• Black Man.
• Brain Surgeon.
• Athlete....
We are in desperate need of:
• Healers
• World-wide brothers
• Powerful forces of global healing
• Courageous Army of God for ALL humankind
Is there a body promising of becoming these (above)?
• Catholics?
• Protestants?
• Evangelical?
• Jews?
• Muslims?
NO. We must begin outside any of these bodies. These bodies are beyond redemption.
”CONNECTION,” ”WORLD FAMILY” IS THE ”GATE” (2007-07-02 06:11)
Selfishness / Sin / Error is the
SYMPTOM.
Disconnectedness / Indifference / Ignorance (of ”the least of these”) is the DISEASE.
Love / Life / Truth / World Family / Connection / Empathy / Compassion is
HEALTH / CURE
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ATTN! ”How did you use the time I gave you,” Our Father asks. (2007-07-02 06:13)
Ye seekers of Truth / Life / Love be ware!
The gift of Our Father, the ”talent” S/He gave us is TIME!
• Do not burry it in the ground!
• Don’t spend His/Her time worrying.
• Don’t spend His/Her time planning.
Take your best shot! Learn from it. Take your best shot again. Learn from it. REPEAT.
”Ready, Fire, Aim.” Tom Peters, consultant. This is a wonderful concept he writes about. Did you ever go
to, or see the arcade game where you shoot a streem of water into an opening, and if you can get in enough
water in time you win a prize? One could pull the trigger on shot at a time, BUT NO ONE DOES. They use
the stream continuously to aim!
Teresa of Calcutta said. ”God does not expect us to be successful–only faithful.”
BE FAITHFUL!!!! ENJOY!!!!
Inconceivable (2007-07-02 06:13)
Disconnectedness - the Conservative / Republican Sin (2007-07-02 06:14)
I wonder if Conservatives / Republicans / Hawks realize that it is their -
• Disconnectedness from ”the least of these”
- that infuriates Democrats / Liberals; and rightly so.
Democrats may somewhat recognize this.
Lip service - the Liberal / Democrat Sin. (2007-07-02 06:14)
I wonder if Liberals / Democrats / Peacenicks realize that it is their -
• Lip Service
• Lack of personal sacrifice
• Lack of commitment
• Lack of hard work
• Lack of willingness to die for their cause
- that infuriates Republicans / Conservatives; and rightly so.
Republicans do not recognize this.
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”Flesh” / Selfishness is INFERIOR, NOT ”BAD” (2007-07-02 06:19)
SELFISHNESS IS NOT BAD -
My interest here and elsewhere is not academic accuracy or consistency although I believe my work would
score quite high on this dimension.
My interest IS how to live a life of extraordinary Joy; how to find that Path and how to avoid the pitfalls
and traps.
Although counter intuitive, A MAJOR TRAP is the notion that ”Flesh” / Selfishness are ”bad.” It cannot be
true that they are ”bad,” REALLY, as evidenced by:
• An entire globe that is Hell bent :-) on embracing the Religion fanatically practiced by the West -
”Flesh” / Selfishness.
• Two hundred years of U.S. pleasure beyond measure without APPARENT hell to pay (let’s continue to
overlook the American Indians, Coal Miners, Mill Workers, Slaves....) isn’t bad; not ”bad” in a generally
useful sense of the word. In Truth, Selfishness seems awesome!
HERE IS WHAT WE MUST RECOGNIZE: SELFISHNESS IS INFERIOR TO MILITANT PEACEMAKING
-
Selfishness is INFERIOR to Militant PeaceMAKING, Otherishness / Love / Life / Truth / Global Connect-
edness. The proof? Although in our movies we pull the punch in the end as the ”guy gets the girl,” OUR
HERO DOESN’T REALLY GO THROUGH HELL AND BACK FOR THE GIRL. DOES HE!?!?!?! He does
it, pay an enormous price in order to SAVE the world, FOR THE INTRINSIC JOY OF IT!!! And
THE JOY OF MILITANT PEACEMAKING
IS SUPERIOR TO
THE PLEASURE OF SELFISHNESS.
OUR FEELING FOR HYPOCRISY MAY BE LIFE ITSELF (2007-07-02 06:20)
I highly recommend that as I am trying to do, that you connect with your experience of Hypocrisy as a youth;
your youth being a time when your Hypocrisy detector was alive and well - full of feeling.
Hypocrisy: The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
An act or instance of such falseness.
In our youth there is a very strong emotion within us when we detect Hypocrisy. No? As young people we
have a strong FEELING about Hypocrisy!
Our feeling for Hypocrisy gets amputated as we become socialized as we move through life from our mid
teens to mid twenties. Our Feeling for Hypocrisy may be our conscience and morality; Life / Love / Truth
are integrated with our feeling for hypocrisy. When we lose one we lose the other.
If our-feeling-for-hypocrisy IS integrated with feeling and morality, with Life and Truth, then this explains
why Jesus was so singularly riled by displays of Hypocrisy, as these arise from a loss of Feeling fro Hypocrisy.
”FOLLOW JESUS WORD.” Teresa of Calcutta (2007-07-02 06:20)
To the best of my knowledge, when asked how she became who she became, and how she did what she did in
her life Teresa said that all she did was ”follow Jesus word.”
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I know of no evidence that at any juncture in her life did she offer any further explanation either in word or
action:
• To my knowledge she never focused on what the evangelicals totally focus on - Teresa focused not at
all on PAUL’S WORD: [1]Romans 10 Verse 9: ”if you confess [2]5 with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Bosh.
• To my knowledge Teresa never focused in her thoughts, words or deeds on the Old Testament, NOT
AT ALL!
The same goes for Gandhi, and I think also for Dr. King and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Teresa, Gandhi, King, Bonhoeffer... found it sufficient to -
”FOLLOW JESUS WORD.”
Duh.
1. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/romans/romans10.htm
2. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/romans/romans10.htm#foot5
ULTIMATE ADVENTURE; THE REASON TO ”BE” ”GOOD” (2007-07-02 06:47)
People give their lives for adventure:
Sky dive
Scuba dive
Hang glide
Fly
Ski
Mountain climb....
Why ”be” ”good” like Jesus calls us to do?
”BEING” ”GOOD” IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE ; GIVE IT YOUR LIVES! Start Loving
ATTN MERCHANTS! ”UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE...” (2007-07-02 06:49)
In the face of emergency where do you expect to find the good Dr., minister, nurse, soldier? At the emergency
helping!
”[1]Unto This Last (1868),” is one of two books to galvanize Gandhi in his early 20’s. The thrust of these 3
essays is that nothing less should be expected of merchants. Their goods are the life’s blood of society and
they should be every bit as morally responsible to ”the least of these my family,” as are the best of Dr.s,
soldiers, nurses....
THE WORLD IS ONE BIG EMERGENCY AND MERCHANTS SHOULD FOCUS ENTIRELY ON ”THE
LEAST OF THESE” AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS. NOTHING LESS. NOTHING MORE. NOTHING
ELSE.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Unto-Other-Writings-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140432116
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A ONE-SIDED PLANETARY WAR / SLAUGHTER RAGES (2007-07-03 01:11)
The forces of Greed / Selfishness / Mammon / Indifference / Disconnection / Neglect are assaulting the world
on every conceivable front with a war-like seriousness of intention and approach of infecting every human
heart.
Nowhere in serious opposition is to be found the forces of Love / Life / Truth. Nowhere are there those that:
1. Face the fact of this global war by the forces of cancer.
2. See, envision that the forces of Love / Life / Truth can and must fight to win.
3. Envision that winning is possible.
4. Begin fighting despite apparently insurmountable odds.
Start, is nothing being done? Oh yes:
1. Liberal lip service.
2. Token actions.
3. Symbolic actions.
4. Band-Aids
BECOMING A SOLDIER IS TO BECOME A DIFFERENT HUMAN TYPE
(2007-07-03 02:15)
Of fundamental importance to personal Joy / Heaven in this life is to realize that we have available to us the
option of not one, as our culture would have us believe, but two profoundly OPPOSITE states of mind:
1. Selfishness
2. Brotherliness / Otherishness
It has just struck me that there is an institution that consistantly and relyably CONVERTS individuals
during the course of one’s enlistment from Selfishness to Brotherliness (Brotherliness of an important sort).
THE U.S. MILITARY does this.
The points here are that:
1. The choice of Otherishness is one that anyone can make as we see in the choice made by millions in the
military;
2. Otherishness (the READINESS to give one’s life for others) is profoundly opposite to Selfisnness as we
can clearly see in this mass military ”conversion” that ;
3. WAR, such intensity of commitment, trumps any alternative through its overwhelming Joyfulness /
Purpose / Meaning. From movies, imagination and personal knowledge we can see that there was no
price that could get Ryan to leave the war ([1]Saving Private Ryan.)
1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/
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If there were Christians there would be no Terrorists (2007-07-04 16:34)
”If Christians lived according to their faith, there would be no more Hindus left in India.” Gandhi
If Militant PeaceMAKERS abounded there would be no more terrorists in the world.
Until Militant PeaceMAKERS abound,
Terrorsts will abound.
WE BETTER GET BUSY.
TERRORISM DIFFERES FROM BUSH POLICY HOW? (2007-07-04 17:57)
[1]TERRORISM
1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people
or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or
political reasons.
the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are
political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Acts of violence committed by groups that view themselves as victimized by some notable historical wrong.
Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and
moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets,
including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. [2]Israel has been a frequent
target of terrorism, but the United States has increasingly become its main target.
1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/terrorism
2. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Israel
BELOVED BLINDNESS (2007-07-07 16:54)
This insight is still in development but major progress is being experienced by me.
”Blindness” is beloved by us:
• Conservatives: Beloved is their ”blindness” to ”the least of these”
• Liberals: Beloved is their ”blindness” to their need to ”PAY THE PRICE” for ”the least of these”
Blindness is BELOVED by:
1. We the people because it enables our incalculable selfishness
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2. Corp-Military-Media-Government complex because in turns otherwise troublesome Humans into mailable
”consumers” and ”corporate drones”
3. Liberals
4. Conservatives
Our U.S. blindness is despised by:
• World-wide terrorists
Our U.S. BELOVED BLINDNESS SHOULD BE DESPISED BY US ALL.
JESUS’ SOLUTION TO LIFE: AGAPE (2007-07-08 13:55)
This is a sermon I heard elsewhere, but the following catches the same informatino very well. From: [1]feed
my sheep
Do you love Jesus? Do you really love Him? If so, are you obeying His commandments (see John 14:15)?
Are you feeding His sheep? Let’s look at John 21:15 again:
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?
He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him. In the Greek, Jesus asked, ”Do you AGAPAO me?” He was referring to
AGAPE love... which is God’s love. Agape love is an uncompromising love. It loves whether or not the
subject returns that love. It loves even if the subject returns hate. Agape love is an unconditional love. It
loves even the un-lovely. It loves those who don’t want to be loved. If you truly love Jesus, feed His sheep.
The word ”Feed” in this verse in the original Greek language means to promote the spiritual welfare of Jesus’
AR-NEE’-ON (little lambs). Would any mother give birth to a baby, then leave it to fend for itself? Of
course not! When a soul comes to Christ, we need to embrace that spiritual babe and foster his/her spiritual
growth. When a new convert (or even a veteran believer) comes to the church, it is imperative for you to
wrap your arms around that person and agape them. Lift them up in your prayers. Let them know that
somebody cares about them. They may not look or act like the type of person you would want to love...
which is even more reason to agape them.
Peter’s reply to Jesus’ question, ”thou knowest that I love thee,” wasn’t really a direct answer. Peter was
saying ”Lord, you know that I PHILEO (not agape) you.” The Greek word phileo means friendship, fondness,
affection or personal attachment. Phileo love is qualified by a relationship or attachment of some sort. It is
very conditional. It is not the pure, high AGAPE love that Jesus was asking for.
Sometimes, we’ll love our Christian brothers and sisters... but only if they’re doing what we want them to.
We won’t love them if it is uncomfortable or inconvenient for us. THAT IS SIN! Look at what happens in
John 21:16
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea,
Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Jesus repeats his question to Peter. However, this time the word ”feed” in the Greek is POY-MAH’EE-NO,
which means to oversee or to provide their soul needs. You see, once a baby Christian progresses along the
path of spiritual maturity, we no longer need to ”bottle feed” them. I like the way Keith Green put it...
we’re simply like the curb on the street. We keep them from running off the road. Although the primary
responsibility for providing POY-MAH’EE-NO falls upon the pastor, we all play a part in edifying the body
of Christ in love (see Ephesians 4:16).
Jesus also uses a different word for ”sheep” in this verse. He calls them PROB’-AT-ON, which means sheep
but, in its most literal translation, means a thing that walks forward.
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The body of Christ does not sit still... we are moving forward, taking the gospel to the world. In order for
us to effectively move forward, we must remember to lift each other up in a spirit of love. In fact, if we
don’t receive support and fellowship from each other, we can’t walk forward. Not only that, we couldn’t do
anything without the ”mutual support” of our sisters and brothers.
I heard a minister say that if it was God’s responsibility to hold the church together, that He was doing a
”lousy job of it.” At first, I found that statement to be shocking. Later, I realised that the truth is, it is not
God’s job to hold the church together. It is our job! Look at what Ephesians 4 says:
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
{fill: or, fulfil }
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: {in: or, into } {stature: or, age }
14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
{speaking...: or, being sincere }
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth,
according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying
of itself in love.
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the
vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in
them, because of the blindness of their heart: {blindness: or, hardness }
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with
greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful
lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
We see in verse 16 of Ephesians 4 that the body is joined together and compacted by that which every joint
supplies. You supply a little love, the next person supplies a little exhortation, the Pastor supplies preaching...
etc. Each one of us has a role to play. Each one has a gift to use. Now, let’s move on with John 21:17
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he
said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou
knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
This time, Jesus used Peter’s word for love. Jesus asked, ”Do you PHILEO me?” Notice that, when we can’t
seem to make it to Jesus’ level, He will always meet us where we are. He did the same with the woman at
the well, starting the conversation with a request for a drink of water, not with a diatribe about the woman’s
sinful life (read the account in John 4:4-42).
Jesus goes on to tell Peter about the sacrifice that would be required of him, closing in John 21:19 with
”Follow me.” In the Greek, Jesus was telling Peter, ”Be in the same way with Me” or ”Join/Accompany Me.”
Remember Jesus taught (and demonstrated) that the greatest love is to lay down your life for your friends
(see John 15:13).
This is what Jesus did (see John 10:15). This is what He requires us to do... to be perfect (or, complete),
as our Father is perfect (see Matthew 5:48). How can we be perfect? By being made perfect in love (see
Ephesians 1:4 and Colossians 3:14).
Peter eventually caught on to what Jesus was saying. Jesus met Peter at the PHILEO level in John 21:17,
but Peter met Jesus at the AGAPE level in I Peter 1:13-16 as he feeds the body of Christ.
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If you love Jesus... if you really love Jesus, you will feed His sheep. As He took up the cross and died for
us ÷ when we were His enemies (see Romans 5:6-8, 10) ÷ we must take up our cross daily (see Luke 9:23)
and die on it. The cross is the first century equivalent to the electric chair. It’s not a shiny emblem that you
wear like a piece of common jewelry. It is an instrument of death. To take up your cross (daily) is to kill the
selfish and carnal works of the flesh (see Colossians 3:5-17) and be crucified with Christ... allowing Him to
live through you (see Galatians 2:20).
Would Jesus walk over one of His sheep, callously ignoring it’s piteous bleating? No way! Neither should
we. Make an extra effort to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to be ready to encourage the hearts of your
brothers and sisters in Christ with love and compassion. Help them to walk forward and continue to promote
their spiritual welfare (see Hebrews 10:24 and II Timothy 4:2).
1. http://powerhouse-ministry.org/feed_my_sheep.aspx
Do we worship false idols? (2007-07-08 17:39)
[1]
[2]
Nah!
[3][4]Federer Beats Nadal to Equal Borg Record[5]
1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RpFolfuEKTI/AAAAAAAAAHM/oQs1yWWtzoo/s1600-h/untitled.bmp
2. http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-7-8/57415.html
3. http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-7-8/57415.html
4. http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-7-8/57415.html
5. http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-7-8/57415.html
COWARDS SEEK TO PAY WITH OTHERS LIVES. HEROES PAY WITH THEIR
OWN. (2007-07-09 00:40)
COWARDS SEEK TO PAY
WITH OTHERS LIVES.
HEROES PAY WITH THEIR OWN.
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ANY QUESTIONS?
INSEPARABLE ARE JOY AND SUFFERING FOR LOVE. (2007-07-09 01:05)
But when Love is engaged -
INSEPARABLE are
JOY and SUFFERING
FOR LOVE.
WHEN JOY IS ABSENT,
OR SUFFERING IS AVOIDED,
LOVE IS DISENGAGED.
LIFE IS GIVEN TO SPEND FOR GOOD (2007-07-09 01:05)
Well, you have to believe one or the other of these:
1. God, a sentient being, gave you life, or...
2. Your Genes gave you life.
Either way...
LIFE IS GIVEN TO SPEND FOR GOOD:
1. GOD IS GOOD AND
WOULD HAVE YOU DO ONLY GOOD
2. YOUR GENES WANT
THE GOOD OF THE SPECIES
OUR REWARDS DIMINISH AS WE
STRAY FROM
SPENDING LIFE FOR GOOD
JESUS USED PARABLES BECAUSE THEY ACTIVATE THE HEART
(2007-07-09 13:55)
Most speech activates the [1]Head, and in doing so it takes energy that otherwise could go to the [2]Heart,
the [3]Kingdom of the [4]Almighty / Love / Life / Truth / Heaven.
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MOST SPEECH BLOCKS
HEART / LOVE / SALVATION /
HEAVEN / THE DIVINE
The parables of Jesus can only make sense, can only be decoded by the divine wisdom, insight, brilliance of
the Heart.
Using parables Jesus both engaged,
enlightened and strengthened the Heart.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
”MADDEST OF ALL IS TO SEE LIFE AS IT IS AND NOT AS IT SHOULD BE”
(2007-07-09 19:40)
”Maddest of all is seeing life as it is and not as it should be.” Man of La Mancha
HEAR THIS:
[1]LINK 1 min 30 sec
1. http://reelclassics.com/Audio_Video/Quotes7r/otoole_manoflamancha_madness.mp3
WOULD. NOT ”SHOULD!!!” (2007-07-10 21:13)
Jesus was all about WOULD not ”SHOULD.”
My beloved friend told me how her father told those he taught -
”Hold a pencil in front of you.
Now, ”TRY” to drop the pencil.
See?
There is no ”TRY.”
There is only ”DO,” or do ”NOT DO.”
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Well, this is why Jesus was all about WOULD. If you followed me you WOULD:
• Love as I have loved
• Do unto the least of these as you would do unto me
• Love the Almighty Powers with entire heart, mind, soul, strength...
• Love everyone born and unborn as yourself
• Love your enemy
• Love the stranger
• Lay down your life for the least of these
THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ”SHOULD”
IN JESUS TEACHING.
”TRY” TO DROP THE PENCIL
YOU HOLD IN FRONT OF YOU.
IF YOU FOLLOWED ME YOU WOULD....
GUARANTEED SEPARATORS FROM THE DIVINE: STUFF / SUPERIORITY /
SYSTEMS (2007-07-10 22:30)
The Almighty, God, the Divine is LOVE / LIFE / TRUTH. Right? [1]Soul, Solidarity and Service are the
dimenstions of the Spirit in service and unity with, AND FILLED WITH the Almighty Powers. Right?
[2]Stuff, Superiority (over), and Systems / Institutions are
INSTEAD OF
[3]SOUL, SOLIDARITY / SERVICE.
Simple.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
THAT FINAL INSTANT FRODO DIDN’T LET GO THE RING (2007-07-10 23:08)
Well, I just can’t think of a clearer image of our madness / blindness / craziness. CRAZINESS!
There is Frodo:
• Swimming in Brotherhood (Sam, Strider, et al),
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• Awash in the suffering of Selfishness / Exploitation / War / Greed (the Ring and its doing)
• Etc.
• ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD OF THE WONDER OF LOVE / MILITANT BROTHER-
LINESS
• ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD OF THE HORROR OF SELFISHNESS / EXPLOITATION
/ DISCONNECTION / WAR
AND YET FACED WITH THE FINAL CHOICE -
FRODO IS BLIND TO ALL BUT POWER / STUFF / SUPERIORITY
WE ARE IN THE GRIP OF SOCIETAL MADNESS / BLINDNESS / CRAZINESS / INSANITY
LOVE is COURAGE is CONNECTION is TRUTH (2007-07-11 14:51)
LOVE IS COURAGE IS CONNECTION IS TRUTH
As I attempt to understand the mystery of Love this is a big step for me.
LOVE - COURAGE - CONNECTION - TRUTH (as Gandhi used ”Truth”- Species specific Morality)
• are never separate,
• THEY NEVER HAPPEN SEPARATELY!
• THEY ARE THE SAME THING NEUROLOGICALLY, OR
• THEY ARE SO INTERTWINED THAT THEY CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD SEPARATELY ONE
FROM THE OTHER
DIVINE: THAT WHICH NOTHING IS MORE WONDERFUL THAN (2007-07-11 14:52)
Definition - DIVINE: THAT WHICH NOTHING IS MORE WONDERFUL THAN
The Eskimos have 20 words for snow, different kinds of snow.
We in the states take our most valuable FEW words - Love, Divine - and use them for 2,000 inappropriate
things. IN THIS WAY WE BLIND OURSELVES.
THE OPOSITE OF CONSERVATIVE IS RADICAL, NOT LIBERAL (2007-07-11 14:56)
See [1]EFFECTIVE RADICALISM IS INFINITELY DIFFICULT
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/effective-radicalism-is-infinitely-hard.html
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FRODO AND SAM. THE TWO FACES OF SALVATION (2007-07-11 16:18)
BORN SAVED: Sam it seems was born saved, presumably by being born into an [1]Otherish family -
• Otherish, no selfishness
• Sorokin of Harvard in his study of Altruistic Love, ”[2]The Ways and Power of Love,” found that most
Saints come from profoundly loving families. Fogelman in her study of [3]Holocaust Rescuers found the
same. The apple does not fall far from the tree.
• The ”Fall” is NOT inevitable. Our environment does it to most of us.
SAVED LATER IN LIFE: Frodo was not saved from Selfishness / Detachment / Divorce-from-others until
the final seconds as he hung by his fingers in the volcano, by Sam’s Love, limitless Sacrifice / Otherishness -
• Frodo was Redeemed, his Otherishness bought back from Selfishness by Sam’s Love / Otherishness.
Sam’s Love was Therapy for Frodo.
• Militant Brotherliness, my name for Nonviolence is this type of Therapy primarily.
• This was the aim of Gandhi, King, Jesus.... They had limited success.
• We cannot afford limited success anymore. We are out of time.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Power-Love-Techniques-Transformation/dp/1890151866
3. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
IMPEACH RATZINGER (2007-07-11 16:19)
This is the Pope from Hell from what I can see so far. In the face of Darfur, 18,000 children dying per day, 1
million killed by U.S. in Iraq... what is Christ’s Vicar in the news for? Just what Jesus would do:
[1]Pope, Restating 2000 Document, Cites 'Defects’ of Other Faiths
[2]Ratzinger effect boosts Vatican’s cash-flow
[3]Pope Set to Ease Restrictions on Latin Mass: Document Expected ...
This guy is from Hell from what I can see.
1. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/world/europe/11pope.html?ref=world
2. http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/ratzinger-effect-boosts-vaticans-cashflow-994934.html
3. http://thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=18558118&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=6
Moon explorers first left their ”home world” (2007-07-11 20:01)
Especially in the early days of the space program it is true that virtually the entire world they depended
upon, their entire safety net, was left behind. They left their old world for a new one. This was a price they
had to pay. It was a price they were extatic to pay!
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JESUS FAITH WAS REDICULOUS; UNIMAGINABLE - LOVE; ONLY LOVE.
(2007-07-12 05:55)
Do you get it? I just did! After all this time and I just got it.
Jesus’ total, entire, second by second, minute by minute, in all things, IN ALL THINGS ”FAITH” was in
[1]LOVE / TRUTH / LIFE; ONLY THESE; NEVER ANYTHING ELSE. NEVER. NOTHING ELSE.
Come on now, see this. What do you and I in this society put our faith in second by second. Is it Love / Life
/ Truth - the [2]Almighty forces of Our Nervous System / Nature / The Cosmos!?!!?
You and I do what we were taught. We ignore our natural faith in our inborn capacity for Love / Life /
Truth. We worship instead:
• Our mind
• Our learning
• Our institutions
• Our relationships
• Our ”stuff”
• Our ”superiority” over situations and others
• Experts
• Elders
• Bosses
• Clergy
• Etc....
Is ”Faith” in Love / Life / Truth exclusive of these just mentioned? We think so, but quite the opposite!
Love / Life Truth totally and brilliantly use all resources internal and external for their purposes.
But the opposite is never true.
When we put our faith in anything except Love / Life / Truth these three are fundamentally excluded from
our existence.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
”GROUNDHOG DAY.” 3RD, DOMINANT FACE OF ”SALVATION.” (2007-07-13 05:05)
Two faces of ”Salvation” (from less than AWESOME Life / Love / Truth) are discussed in [1]FRODO AND
SAM. THE TWO FACES OF SALVATION.
A third face can be seen in the movie ”[2]Groundhog Day.”
This 3rd face is expressed in the highly recommended practice of prayer within the ”[3]Our Father,” and in
particular the parts:
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[4]6. ”Forgive us our [errors],”
[5]7. ”As we forgive [the errors of others.]
Among the murderous garbage put out by most ”Christian” churches is the notion that we cannot ”Save”
ourselves from selfishness / disconnection from others / Error / Sin.
Groundhog Day shows us the nonesense of this position. The verses above show us the truth that we can
and must, if we want [6]Joy for ourselves and others, continually ”Save” OURSELVES, Grow, Learn! This is
indespensible to ”Salvation.” It may or may not be helped by deliberate intervention by others, in a
”[7]church” for example. Usually such Self-Salvation is dreadfully hurt by such intervention - because almost
always it is a mater of the ”blind leading the blind” as [8]Jesus cautioned. Those who ”see” are one in a
million, literally. Beware.
”REMOVE THE PLANK FROM YOUR OWN EYE” JESUS TAUGHT.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/frodo-and-sam-two-faces-of-salvation.html
2. http://www.amazon.com/Groundhog-Day-Special-Carol-Bivins/dp/B00005U8EM
3. http://www.blogger.com/FRODO%20AND%20SAM.%20THE%20TWO%20FACES%20OF%20SALVATION
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
5. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
I CHOOSE JESUS’ WAY OVER CHRISTIANITY (2007-07-13 05:06)
These alternatives are not the same. These are two, distinct, mutually exclusive choices.
JESUS’ WAY:
• Love the Almighty
• Love all humankind
• Lay down your life for the least of these Jesus’ / our family, as Jesus did.
CHRISTIANITY:
• Profess Jesus Christ your lord and savior that died for your sins; who rose from the dead
• OR, according to the Nazi Pope - be Catholic, go to Latin mass
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• And all the other dogmatic, dead, murderous, evil, Jesus-excluding crap
Any overlap of Christianity with JESUS WAY (Jesus Word, and His word alone) is arbitrary, random,
capricious, incidental, variable, hypocritical, noncommittal and rare.
I CHOOSE JESUS’ WAY.
I REJECT AND DENOUNCE AS COUNTER TO TRUTH / LOVE / LIFE
CHRISTIANITY AND EVERY OTHER ORGANIZED / INSTITUTIONALIZED / FOSSILIZED RELI-
GION TO THE EXTENT THAT IT DISPLACES
THE SOLE AND ENTIRE PURSUITE OF TOTAL LOVE / MILITANT BROTHERLINESS / ”WORLD
FAMILY” / ”WE.”
PROBABLY EVERY ”RELIGION” CAN BE USED TO ACHIEVE A LIFE OF TOTAL LOVE / LIFE /
TRUTH AND THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL USES IT IN THIS WAY - WONDERFUL.
THIS IS THE POSITION OF GANDHI AND TERESA ALSO.
EFFECTIVE RADICALISM IS INFINITELY DIFFICULT (2007-07-13 20:36)
Conservatism fights (with one’s life if necessary) to keep things the same. In such a [1]Hellish world this is
unacceptable.
Liberality is NOT the opposite of Conservatism, as Liberals tend not to fight for ANYTHING with their
OWN lives.
RADICALISM is the counter to Conservatism. Radicals want change so much with their Head and their
Hearts that they will pay whatever price is necessary. Think King, Gandhi, Jesus....
Conservatism is EASY! Just hate every prospect for change, and anyone that represents it! NO IMAGINA-
TION OR CREATION NECESSARY!
RADICALISM IS ENTIRELY CREATIVE AND INFINITELY DEMANDING:
1. THE NEW WORLD MUST BE ENVISIONED!
2. NEW LANGUAGE AND ARTICULATION MUST BE CREATED!
3. EDUCATION AND TRAINING SPREAD ON THE NEW WORLD!
4. NEW TACTICS OF ”WAR” FORMULATED WHERE THE FIGHTERS, NOT THEIR ”ENEMIES”
PAY WITH THEIR LIVES.
5. NEW ARMY RAISED AND TRAINED.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/hellish-world.html
Imagine Heaven: What it looks like (2007-07-13 20:53)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: What it looks like
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Imagine ”WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• LOVE
• SERVICE
• MODESTY
• INTENSITY
• SACRIFICE
• JOY
• FOCUS
• WISDOM
• LOVE
• SIMPLICITY
• FRUGALITY
• HUMILITY
• POVERTY (think NURSES serving Doctors Without Borders in Darfur; think Amish; think American
Indian before the Genocides)
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on Earth: How time is spent (2007-07-14 10:38)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
See [1]ACTIVITIES
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/heaven-on-earth-activities.html
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Heaven on earth: Activities (2007-07-14 10:39)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Activities
Imagine the ”ACTIVITIES” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE ACTIVITIES AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• SERVICE: They live to serve the least of these born and not yet born (infinite generations)
• HUMILITY AND EXPERTISE AS REQUIRED BY THE LEAST OF THESE: They live in extreme
reverence to the sacredness of their ability to serve
• REST AND REGENERATION: To the extent necessary for optimal service; LIMITED so as not to
interfere with service. Think R &R for the heroic soldier.
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on earth: Resource extraction (2007-07-14 10:40)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Resource extraction
Imagine the ”RESOURCE EXTRACTION BEHAVIOR” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
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• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE RESOURCE EXTRACTION BEHAVIOR AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• Minimal extraction as required for ”the least of these”
• Minimal extraction as required in protection of future generations
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on earth: Resource distribution (2007-07-14 10:40)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Resource distribution
See [1]PROPERTY RIGHTS
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/heaven-on-earth-property-rights.html
Heaven on earth: Geographical boundaries (2007-07-14 10:41)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Geographical boundaries
Imagine the ”GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• There are none
• See [3]Property Rights
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/heaven-on-earth-property-rights.html
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Heaven on earth: Time horzon / focus (2007-07-14 10:41)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Time horzon / focus
Imagine the ”TIME HORIZON / FOCUS” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE TIME HORIZON / FOCUS AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH: WATCH OUT -
THIS ONE IS TRICKY. THE FOLKS ABOVE ARE ACTING OUT OF LOVE - LOVE IS TRUTH AND
WISDOM!!!
• Present
• Future
• Infinite Future - Guarding the Unborn, their children, their children’s children....
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on earth: Religion (2007-07-14 10:42)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Religion
Imagine the ”RELIGION” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
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THE ABOVE ARE DEEPLY AND FERVENTLY RELIGIOUS INDEED!!!!!
THEIR RELIGION IS:
Love / Militant Brotherliness / World Family / Compassion / Empathy / Service / Sacrifice / Otherishness
!!!!!
As for...
• Christianity?
• Buddhism?
• Hinduism?
• Islam?
• Atheism?
RUBBISH!!!!
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on earth: Property Rights (2007-07-14 10:43)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Property Rights
Imagine the ”PROPERTY RIGHTS” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Bhave, [2]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE ”PROPERTY RIGHTS” AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• All property is owned by all and by none
• All property is owned by the born and unborn
• First priority is ”the least of these” born and unborn
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• Each individual is a steward
• Each individual looks to the ”Master” the still small voice s/he hears
• Each indivisual gives the life s/he has to have brothers and sisters here the voice within them too
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
Heaven on earth: Laws (2007-07-14 10:43)
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Heaven on earth: Laws
Imagine the ”LAWS” among the following folks:
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
• Jesus, King, Gandhi, Teresa, [1]Khan Ghaffar Kahn
THE LAWS AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
INDIVIDUALLY AND SUPREMELY -
• Still small voice within
• Heart / Love / Agape
• Compassion
• Empathy
• Solidarity
• Compassion
• Wisdom
COLLECTIVELY AND SUBORDINATE TO THE ABOVE -
• ALL JUST LAWS
• ALL COMPASSIONATE LAWS
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• NO UNJUST LAWS
• NO UNCOMPASSIONATE LAWS
[2]Dietrich Bonhoeffer captured it divinely: “Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his
reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he
is called to obedient and responsible action in faith and in exclusive allegiance to God – the responsible man,
who tries to make his whole life an answer to the question and call of God.”
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Abdul_Ghaffar_Khan
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer
Heaven on earth: Infrastructure (2007-07-14 10:43)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy in this Hellish World are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Heaven on earth: Infrastructure
Imagine the ”INFRASTRUCTURE” among the following folks:
• A ”healthy” biological ”family”
• [1]Holocaust Rescuers
• On a bucket brigade at a house fire
• Saving kids at an elementary school after an earthquake
• Neighbors after a massive flood
THE INFRASTRUCTURE AMONG THOSE LIVING FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH:
• Luxuries converted into necessities (the ”lady” shredding her dress for bandages)
• From each according to their abilities, to each according to their need
• All blessings shared in common
• All problems shared in common
• No gap between rich and poor
1. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
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Imagine Heaven: Its key dimensions (2007-07-14 10:48)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Dimensions:
• Property rights
• Laws
• Infrastructure
• Religion
• Geographical boundaries
• Time horizon / focus
• Resource extraction
• Resource distribution
• Activities
• How time is spent
• What it looks like
Heaven on earth (in a hellish world): Militant PeaceMaking (2007-07-14 16:35)
Heaven / Nirvana / Universal Joy are all I or this site are concerned with, ever.
Several models for those who conclude that Blessed, Beastly Blindness to; Divine, Disastrous Divorce from
the world’s misery is no longer desirable:
• ”[1]To Kill a Mockingbird”
• WWII: How the healthiest of US citizens lived: Soldiers, Factory Workers, Husbands, Wives, Children.
The Heroic Responders.
• [2]WWII Holocaust Rescuers
• ”[3]It’s A Wonderful Life”
• Rescuers of 9/11
• ”[4]Little Women”
1. http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Mockingbird-Universal-Legacy/dp/B0009X7664/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-7917404-8073762?
ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1184459079&sr=8-1
2. http://holocaustrescuers.blogspot.com/
3. http://www.amazon.com/Its-Wonderful-Life-60th-Anniversary/dp/B000HEWEJO/ref=sr_1_1/102-7917404-8073762?ie=
UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1184459020&sr=8-1
4. http://www.amazon.com/Little-Women-Collectors-Winona-Ryder/dp/0767851013/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/
102-7917404-8073762?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1184458534&sr=8-1
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JESUS’ WAY IN A HELLISH WORLD: MILITANT BROTHERLINESS
(2007-07-14 16:36)
All of the following quotes come from
[1]Peace and Nonviolence (Quotations from),
compiled by Monk [2]Ed Guinan.
”It must be militant, massive nonviolence, or riots.” [3]Martin Luther King (not from Guinan’s book)
”We have to become twice as militant and twice as non-violent, twice as tough and twice as tender, as only
the truly strong can be tender. That’s what we need÷a new covenant with God and with Christ for a new
kind of manhood. To this new covenant we must devote a great deal of thought.”
[4]Willaim Sloane Coffin
”And who will provide what is most crucial of all÷example?”
[5]Phil Berrigan
”For until the adversary in power knows that non-violent men are willing to suffer for their beliefs, he will not
be truly willing to listen to them, knowing he can count on their ultimate acquiescence to his power if not to
his opinion.”
[6]William Sloane Coffin
”If men are not willing to practice the way of non-violence with the same kind of commitment and
recklessness of cost or consequences as they practice the way of war and as Communists work for
Communism, clearly non-violence will not work.”
[7]A.J. Muste
”Soldiers in the horror of battle offer solemn testimony that life is not a hunt for pleasure, but an engagement
for service; that there are things more valuable than life; that the world is not a vacuum. Either we make it
an altar for God or it is invaded by demons.”
[8]Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel
”Therefore the problem becomes÷how to instill convictions strong enough to resist dehumanization in
oneself, in others, in structures. How to instruct him in non-violence as a way of life, as mark of the new
man, as instrument of human revolution and social regeneration?
”How to teach him the realities of power in all its nuances, from the will to dominate others to the will to
exploit whole nations and peoples? How to toughen him SO that one will understand and accept persecution,
contempt, ostracism, jail, or death on account of conscience and (above all) on account of the suffering
brother’ ? How to infuse him with such sensitivity to human rights and dignity that one will confront violence
in every turn of his life÷in himself, in the culture, in the State? How to convince him that Christ’s man
must integrate word and act, in full recognition that this might lead him to death, even as it did his Lord?”
[9]Phil Berrigan
”We have chosen to say, with the gift of our liberty, if necessary our lives: the violence stops here, the death
stops here, the suppression of the truth stops here, this war stops here.”
[10]Dan Berrigan
”Non-violence, in essence, means taking a stand in favor of life and refusing to delegate individual moral
responsibility to another person or group; it means taking control of one’s life and aiding others in doing
likewise. Non-violence is an attempt to find truth and love even in the midst of hatred, destruction and
pride.”
[11]Ed Guinan
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”Peace is the great concept extolling love among men, who discover that they are brothers and decide to live
as such.”
[12]Paul VI
”Non-violence is meant to communicate love not in word but in act. Above all, non-violence is meant to
convey and to defend truth which has been obscured and defiled by political double-talk.”
[13]Thomas Merton
”Mere words about peace, love and civilization have completely lost all power to change anything.”
[14]Thomas Merton
”Unearned suffering is redemptive.”
[15]Martin Luther King
”The luxury of a leisurely approach to urgent solutions÷the ease of gradualism÷was forfeited by ignoring
the issues for too long.”
[16]Martin Luther King
”“If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
[17]Martin Luther King
”Only love and sacrifice can engender love and sacrifice. This chain reaction is essential to the non-violent
struggle.”
[18]Thich Nhat Hanh
”...Our struggle’s purpose... the destruction of fanaticism and inhumanity, which are the real enemies of man.”
[19]Thich Nhat Hanh
”By accepting extreme suffering, one lights the fires of compassion and awakens the hearts of the people, as
Christ did.”
[20]Thich Nhat Hanh
”The task of the non-violent action is to fight the injustice and to liberate men, those who suffer the injustice
as well as those who are responsible for it.”
[21]Hildegaard Goss-Mayr
”Christ has not only taught this, he has lived it and furthermore has shown some techniques of how to live
that force in a specific historical situation. He attacked the status quo of his time, those who betrayed men
and were the privileged. He attacked the established Church of his time. He attacked the conscience of its
representatives throughout the three years of his public life so strongly that they reacted in the traditional
way with violence against him and crucified him.
He was not crucified because he did nothing, but exactly because he attacked the injustice of his time in a
very clear and precise way and because he spoke the truth.
But he always respected men.
Neither did he join the established groups of his time nor the guerrilla who operated in Israel, and who
wanted to liberate the country from the Roman occupation.
”He showed a new way of fighting evil and he was willing to accept the consequences of his action.”
[22]Hildegaard Goss-Mayr
”It cannot be affirmed that the powers that be, in any nation, are actuated by the spirit, or guided by the
example of Christ, in the treatment of enemies; therefore, they cannot be agreeable to the will of God; and,
therefore, their overthrow, by a spiritual regeneration of their subjects, is inevitable.”
[23]William Lloyd Garrison
”It will be our leading object to devise ways and means for effecting a radical change in the views, feelings
and practices of society respecting the sinfulness of war, and the treatment of enemies.”
[24]William Lloyd Garrison
”In entering upon the great work before us, we are not unmindful that, in its prosecution, we may be called
to test our sincerity, even as in a fiery ordeal. It may subject us to insult, outrage, suffering, yea, even death
itself.”
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[25]William Lloyd Garrison
”All such as pretend Christ Jesus, and confess him, and yet run into the use of carnal weapons, wrestling
with flesh and blood, throw away the
spiritual weapons.”
[26]George Fox
”How to provoke chain reactions not of hate and death but of new constructiveness, of new quality of life.”
[27]Danilo Dolci
”A complete rejection of the present social order and a non violent revolution to establish an order more in
accord with Christian values.”
[28]Dorothy Day
”When we fight tyranny and injustice and the class war we must do so by spiritual weapons and by
non÷cooperation.”
[29]Dorothy Day
[30]Militant Non-Violence, William Sloane Coffin
”Now we can see how ridiculous it is to define violence in physical terms alone. For a man killed by a bullet is
no less dead than a man who has died from a disease resulting from eradicable poverty. When you stop to
think of it, poverty is no longer inevitable; therefore it is intolerable. It is no more a private tragedy; it is
now a public crime.”
[31]William Sloane Coffin
”We have our own bodies and spirits and the justice of our cause as our weapon.”
[32]Cesar Chavez
”When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it
is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving
our lives do we find life.”
[33]Cesar Chavez
”Therefore, let us render this service in the cause of peace: without measuring the sacrifices, try to prove that
truth, love and faith, with the divine blessing, are capable of moving and breaking down the walls of Jericho.”
[34]Dom Helder Camara
”Daring to do what is right, not what fancy may tell you, valiantly grasping occasions, not cravenly
doubting÷ freedom comes only through deeds, not through thoughts taking wing. Faint not nor fear, but go
out to the storm and the action, trusting in God whose commandment you faithfully follow; freedom,
exultant, will welcome your spirit with joy.”
[35]Deitrich Bonhoeffer
”Jesus added “as I have loved you,” meaning, “Just as I gave my all for you, you do the same for your
colleagues. Dedicate yourselves to this task.” This was his last message.”
[36]Buddhist Vinoba Bhave
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/if-we-listen-well-ed-guinan.html
3. http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=martin+luther+king+militant+massive+nonviolence&sig=
ZTnEjxu1_sTgueF1rPp7V0al-UQ&id=k8uPHtrU8BsC&ots=nwYmX1DCtu&output=html
4. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
5. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/open-letter-to-bishop-philip-berrigan.html
6. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
7. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/workability-of-nonviolence-aj-muste.html
8. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meaning-of-this-hour-abraham-j-heschel.html
9. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/open-letter-to-bishop-philip-berrigan.html
10. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/meditation-from-catonsville-dan.html
11. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/if-we-listen-well-ed-guinan.html
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12. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/paul-iv-from-intro.html
13. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/peace-and-revolution-thomas-merton.html
14. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/peace-and-revolution-thomas-merton.html
15. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html
16. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html
17. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html
18. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
19. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
20. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
21. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/active-nonviolence-hildegaard-goss-mayr.html
22. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/active-nonviolence-hildegaard-goss-mayr.html
23. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/declaration-of-sentiments-1938-william.html
24. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/declaration-of-sentiments-1938-william.html
25. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/declaration-of-sentiments-1938-william.html
26. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/time-of-my-commitment-george-fox.html
27. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/nonviolence-vs-mafia-danilo-dolci.html
28. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dorothy-day.html
29. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dorothy-day.html
30. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
31. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
32. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/cesar-chavez.html
33. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/cesar-chavez.html
34. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/fetters-of-injustice-dom-helder-camara.html
35. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/stations-on-road-to-freedom-dietrich.html
36. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/christs-teachings-vinoba-bhave.html
WEALTH IS MURDER OF THE POOR (2007-07-14 17:06)
”The superfluities of the rich are the necessities of the poor. Those who retain what is superfluous possess
the goods of others.”
[1]Dorothy Day
”Now we can see how ridiculous it is to define violence in physical terms alone. For a man killed by a bullet
is no less dead than a man who has died from a disease resulting from eradicable poverty.
When you stop to think of it, poverty is no longer inevitable; therefore it is intolerable.
It is no more a private tragedy;
it is now a public crime.”
[2]William Sloane Coffin
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/dorothy-day.html
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/militant-non-violence-william-sloane.html
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”THE MATRIX:” HOW MANY WOULD COME OUT IF THEY KNEW?
(2007-07-15 07:17)
”[1]The Matrix” despite its violence remains the single best picture of our existential choice yet created in art:
1. Do we choose Pleasure at the cost of Divorce / Detatchment / Disconnection from our World Family /
Truth / Love / Life?
2. Do we choose Live / Love / Truth / Joy / Solidarity at the cost of Pain and Sacrifice?
3. There is no 3rd choice.
How many of us will come out of this ”Matrix” when we know of the choice? How many of us will choose to
be ”Saved?” FRODO DID NOT.
Dickens saw the same problem. I suspect he wrote ”A Christmas Carrol” entirely to try to show us, and bring
us out. The ”Ignorance” Dickens speaks of I am sure is our Blissful Blindness to, Divine Divorce from the
”Want” of others:
‘Look here.’
From the foldings of its robe, it brought two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable. They
knelt down at its feet, and clung upon the outside of its garment.
‘Oh, Man. look here. Look, look, down here.’ exclaimed the Ghost.
They were a boy and a girl. Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling, wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility.
Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale
and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds. Where
angels might have sat enthroned, devils lurked, and glared out menacing. No change, no degradation, no
perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so
horrible and dread.
Scrooge started back, appalled. Having them shown to him in this way, he tried to say they were fine children,
but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.
‘Spirit. are they yours.’ Scrooge could say no more.
‘They are Man’s,’ said the Spirit, looking down upon them. ‘And they cling to me, appealing from their
fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all
beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it.’
cried the Spirit, stretching out its hand towards the city. ‘Slander those who tell it ye. Admit it for your
factious purposes, and make it worse. And abide the end.’
‘Have they no refuge or resource.’ cried Scrooge.
‘Are there no prisons.’ said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words. ‘Are there no
workhouses.’ The bell struck twelve.
Scrooge looked about him for the Ghost, and saw it not. As the last stroke ceased to vibrate, he remembered
the prediction of old Jacob Marley, and lifting up his eyes, beheld a solemn Phantom, draped and hooded,
coming, like a mist along the ground, towards him.
1. http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-Keanu-Reeves/dp/B00000K19E
TODAY WHAT DEFINES YOU: TASKS OR MISSION? (2007-07-15 08:53)
You know the questions we ask each other (or ourselves):
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• What do you do?
• What is your job?
• How do you ”make a living?”
Well, what is your answer to yourself - What do you do?
1. TASK: Accountant, executive, shop keeper, Dr., scientist, architect....?
2. OR, MISSION: Trying to save the world; end suffering; bring global brotherliness and joy...? And, I do
not ”make a living; I live a making.”
TASKS are ”me” and ”mine” oriented for Pleasure; prostituting ourselves and teaching our children to do the
same.
MISSION is ”we” and ”thine” oriented for JOY.
Hellish world? (2007-07-15 09:53)
Start, ”Hellish world” you say?
• 1 billion people live on less than $1 per day
• 3 billion people live on less than $2 per day
• 18,000 children starve to death per day. PER DAY.
• Darfur genocide continues unstopped.
• Palestine hell is in year 40.
• 1 million exterminated in Iraq.
• Millions of Iraqi’s displaced.
• 100 million in US Poor or Near poor.
• Etc.
• 5 % of the world’s population has the wealth and resource to eliminate the above... and WE DO NOT
ELIMINATE THE ABOVE!
HELLISH
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TOLSTOY / GANDHI VISION: WE CAN AWAKE TO CONSCIENCE (2007-07-15 15:40)
THE TOLSTOY / GANDHI VISION
From Chapter IX of ”[1]The Kingdom of God is Within You,” by Tolstoy.
The last two chapters of this book, IX & X
formed Gandhi as a Law student in England.
The following, at the heart of Chapter IX
is the crux.
”Men need only understand this, they need only cease to trouble
themselves about the general external conditions in which they are
not free, and devote one-hundredth part of the energy they waste
on those material things to that in which they are free, to the
recognition and realization of the truth which is before them, and
to the liberation of themselves and others from deception and
hypocrisy, and, without effort or conflict, there would be an end
at once of the false organization of life which makes men
miserable, and threatens them with worse calamities in the future.
And then the kingdom of God would be realized, or at least that
first stage of it for which men are ready now by the degree of
development of their conscience.
Just as a single shock may be sufficient, when a liquid is
saturated with some salt, to precipitate it at once in crystals, a
slight effort may be perhaps all that is needed now that the truth
already revealed to men may gain a mastery over hundreds,
thousands, millions of men, that a public opinion consistent with
conscience may be established, and through this change of public
opinion the whole order of life may be transformed. And it
depends upon us to make this effort.
Let each of us only try to understand and accept the Christian
truth which in the most varied forms surrounds us on all sides and
forces itself upon us; let us only cease from lying and pretending
that we do not see this truth or wish to realize it, at least in
what it demands from us above all else; only let us accept and
boldly profess the truth to which we are called, and we should
find at once that hundreds, thousands, millions of men are in the
same position as we, that they see the truth as we do, and dread
as we do to stand alone in recognizing it, and like us are only
waiting for others to recognize it also.”
1. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=4602
Hit and thrown by a car, and unfazed (2007-07-16 17:14)
I crushed the windshield on the driver’s side, caved in the hood, bounced back in front of the car, sensed the
left front wheel coming toward my head, and then it stopped.
It was my fault and I’m very sorry to have ruined her vehicle - a small station wagon for a Florist. However, I
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absentmindedly walked out against the light across not one, but two lanes of traffic. The first lane apparently
was empty giving her a clear view of me. She must have been on a cell phone or otherwise totally distracted.
It was all very fast. My first inkling was seeing a bumper six inches from my knee. At her 10-20 mph it was
less than 2 seconds for me to be thrown onto the hood, crush her windshield and bounce back in front of
the station wagon aware that the car had not slowed, and interested that my head was about to be crushed.
Then the brake was applied.
She was nice, and seemed not be traumatized. Her mind was protected by the cell phone call I suspect. She
seemed to want to buzz off and I was worried for her car being in the middle of a busy street so I encouraged
her that I was fine and that she should see to her car. It was only then that I saw her poor windshield all
caved in.
I’m fine. My ear was bleeding pretty fast but with pressure it stopped.
The point of all this? I am so relaxed; so much submitted to what the Almighty wants of me. So at peace.
It’s been 8 hours since the crash and there has not been one second when my heart has increased a beat. Not
at the time, not since.
What DOES get my heart going is what I can do; what I might be able to influence. The rest is the business
of the Almighty; Her concern, not mine.
Interesting.
EQUAL IMPORTANCE: YOUR GYM, RELIGION, DENOMINATION
(2007-07-17 20:07)
Can you imagine wars between ”Gold’s Gym-ianity” and ”LA Fitness-am?!?!?!”
Well, that is how disgustingly out of perspective is our view of Religions.
We are clear that a Gym is for a purpose - to make our bodies strong and healthy. IT IS INCIDENTAL
WHAT GYM WE GO TO.
Same with Religion and Denomination - THEIR ONLY VALUE, IF ANY, IS TO MAKE OUR SPIRITS /
HEARTS / COMPASSION / WORLD-FAMILY-CONNECTION STRONG AND HEALTHY.
WHO CARES WHAT ”GYM” RELIGION / DENOMINATION WE USE OR DO NOT USE?!??!?!
CERTAINLY NOT THE ALMIGHTY.
THE ALMIGHT ONLY CARES THAT OUR HEARTS ARE STRONG AND HEALTHY - AND
ENGAGED FOR THE LEAST OF THESE.
START LOVING ON YOUTUBE (2007-07-17 21:16)
I just came across these on YouTube:
[1]
[2]Analysis of June 11, 2007 Israeli Occupation Protest 08:11
Added: 3 weeks agoViews: 18
[3]Analysis of June 11, 2007 Israeli Occupation Protest part 2 05:54
Added: 3 weeks agoViews: 15
Thanks to Matthew at Univ. MD.
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1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVhOEyl-PIM
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVhOEyl-PIM
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qadElwe2Qeg
”SAVED” FROM OUR ”FAMILY” EXPECTATIONS, AS MUCH AS ANYTHING
(2007-07-20 05:05)
To say that I don’t feel like I’m receiving oxygen after a lifetime of suffocation would be a lie.
In the last year or so, every second, EVERY SECOND OF MY LIFE, day in, day out, week in, week out -
feels like finally being ”Saved” from suffocation.
So what is the tight cable that was binding my chest, preventing me from breathing?
Few people were / are as blessed as I with their upbringing from the most important perspective - spiritually.
My father in the flesh was a Spiritual Giant. But he was far from perfect, far from mature, and he and I
existed in the toxic-waste-pool of our society which too, seeped into my pours, and his.
Despite all my blessings,
my Soul, the Almighty Powers within me
have been bound
to the point of asphyxiation
by ”family” and ”social” expectations.
Now I’m Saved.
I freely inhale the Will of the Almighty.
I weep with joy, gratitude, gladness.
MOST PRAYER SEPARATES US FROM THE ALMIGHTY POWERS
(2007-07-20 05:07)
It is with desperate sadness, not triumph that I say - the absolute perversion of Jesus’ teaching we have
achieved is unfathomable.
Prayer is what I am thinking of. The [1]Our Father is said in every ”church” service right? ”[2]Our Father,
who art...” Takes about 60 seconds, right.
YOU CANNOT BE PRAYED BY THE ”[3]OUR FATHER” IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. IMPOSSIBLE.
THE ”OUR FATHER” IS A TOOL TO HAVE US LISTEN TO AND HEAR ”[4]OUR FATHER” BY USING
OUR IMAGINATION TO THE OPTIMUM.
But by belching the words ”[5]Our Father...,”
all that anyone does,
instead of exercising the imagination,
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WE CLOG AND BLOCK THE IMAGINATION,
ALL THE WHILE TRAINING OURSELVES
AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
THAT THE ”[6]OUR FATHER”
IS TO BE USED IN THIS WAY.
IS THERE ANY GREATER VIOLENCE PERPETRATED ON EARTH?
PROBABLY NOT.
[7]
”Our Father...”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/wwofd-what-would-our-father-do.html
THE ALMIGHTY SUFFERS FOR ALL GENERATIONS, EQUALLY. UNBORN IN-
CLUDED. (2007-07-20 05:34)
The [1]Almighty Powers, [2]Our Father loves ALL generations, including FUTURE, EQUALLY. No? SO
MANY PEOPLE.
This is an incredible revelation for me. I’ve never before seen it. Current generation, yes. Unborn generations?
I just saw it now.
Now that I see this I can much better see my ”[3]daily bread,” I can much better see how to serve, where,
when, and WHY.
There is so much at stake with how we use our lives.
IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE ALIVE.
MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
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LOVE IS EVERYTHING. LOVE IS THE HOPE. (2007-07-21 06:54)
I scarcely know how to express what I mean. But I stand by this nonetheless:
[1]LOVE IS EVERYTHING.
[2]LOVE IS THE ONLY HOPE.
Now I should qualify. Love is neither of these from the perspective of Pleasure / Selfishness / Disconnection
/ Exploitation.
But, from the perspective of Global Family / Joy / Solidarity / World Peace / Justice / Elimination of
Poverty / Elimination of Suffering - Love is Everything. Love is the only thing.
How can Love be the only thing to Global Family / Joy / Solidarity / World Peace / Justice / Elimination
of Poverty / Elimination of Suffering? It is in the same way that opening your eyes is the only thing to
navigating across the room; or breathing is the only thing to avoiding passing out in the next three minutes.
Buddhist Nhat Hanh captures this brilliantly in his must read essay: [3]LOVE IN ACTION.
”The usual way to generate force is to create anger, desire,and fear. But these are dangerous sources of
energy because they are blind, whereas the force of love springs from awareness, and does not destroy its own
aims. Out of love and the willingness to act, strategies and tactics will be created naturally from the
circumstances of the struggle. Thus, the problems of strategy and tactics are of secondary importance. They
should be posed, but not at the beginning.”
It would be a lie for me to qualify this extremist statement:
[4]LOVE IS EVERYTHING.
[5]LOVE IS THE ONLY HOPE.
Everything in my personal, scholarly and professional life of 56 years leads to this conclusion. I suspect that
your experience is the same.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
STANDING IN SOLIDARITY: ARE THERE DEGREES? (2007-07-21 10:51)
Are there degrees of turning on an ON/OFF switch?
Are there degrees of pregnancy?
Are there degrees of ”enough fuel” to get across Death Valley desert?
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In the case of solidarity why is this so; why is ABSOLUTE SOLIDARITY necessary? It is as though there
is an on/off switch, or threshold, or quantum orbit within our nervous system that only is ”tripped” in the
presence of ABSOLUTE, PAY ANY PRICE COMMITMENT. Reflect on your experience and reading and
you will come to the same conclusion.
Yes, from the perspective of the ”switch” or ”fuel tank” there are degrees. From the murderously selfish
perspective of a Darfur activist there are degrees. But from the perspective of success / goal achievement /
recruitment of a [1]Brigade of PeaceMakers for Darfur, RESCUE AND RESTORE DARFUR NOW ... only
ABSOLUTE, PAY ANY PRICE COMMITMENT ... or nothing.
1. http://brigadeofpeacemakersfordarfur.blogspot.com/
CATALYTIC, CHAIN REACTION. OUR ONLY CHANCE. (2007-07-21 11:05)
Chain reaction! I’ve been searching for so long for the right concept to grasp the nature of what I believe is
our chance.
In studying the monumentally important [1]Peace and Nonviolence essays compiled by [2]Ed Guinan, this
term has hit me as right - CHAIN REACTION.
”Only love and sacrifice can engender love and sacrifice. This chain reaction is essential to the non-violent
struggle.”
from [3]LOVE IN ACTION, Thich Nhat Hanh
”The problem of our new revolution is to find how best to eliminate exploitation, murder, the investment of
energy in weapons of destruction÷how to provoke chain reactions not of hate and death but of new
constructiveness, of new quality of life.”
from [4]Nonviolence VS the Mafia, Danilo Dolci
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
2. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
3. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html
4. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/nonviolence-vs-mafia-danilo-dolci.html
IMAGINE YOU FOUND HEAVEN, AND NO ONE WOULD FOLLOW
(2007-07-21 14:33)
:-)
IMAGINE YOU FOUND HEAVEN!
The Extacy.
;-(
AND NO ONE WOULD FOLLOW.
The Agony.
YET.
That’s how it is with me. So much to do. So much at stake. So little time.
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MADNESS: ARGUING VICTORY BASED ON YOUR GYM (2007-07-21 19:08)
Can you imagine?
• Two Olympic runners arguing who is the faster athlete based on what gym they go to?
• Two models arguing who is more attractive based on which diet plan they use?
• Two people arguing who will achieve entrance to Heaven / Joy / Peace / Love / Life based on what
church / religion / denomination they each use?
WE ARE DROWNING IN MADNESS.
WE ARE DROWNING OUR CHILDREN
IN MADNESS
Aldous Huxley Quotes (2007-07-22 15:49)
[1]http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/aldous huxley.html
1. One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation
we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are
profoundly virtuous.
2. It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the
end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ’try to be a little kinder.’
3. Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however,
it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.
4. Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.
5. A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who
has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in
the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
6. A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease
to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a
tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
7. An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
8. An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
9. Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
10. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
11. Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
12. Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
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13. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
14. Experience teaches only the teachable.
15. From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their
passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
16. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not
mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively
than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
17. Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
18. Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.
19. Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
20. I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is
oneself.
21. Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
22. Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
23. Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
24. Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
25. My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed.
Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
26. One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation
we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are
profoundly virtuous.
27. One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that
social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their
own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.
28. Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.
29. So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make
them miserable.
30. Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
31. That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever
given his assent.
32. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of
history.
33. The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the
obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.
34. The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know,
if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
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35. The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
36. The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are
human.
37. The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
38. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your
enthusiasm.
39. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
40. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
41. There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge
of God.
42. To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
43. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
44. We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
45. What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained
to murder one another in cold blood.
46. Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one’s never in
contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
47. Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be
more themselves.
1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/aldous_huxley.html
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”Brother” is how Start is most frequently addressed. :-) (2007-07-23 02:14)
[1]
I’ve been told that Don Quixote was a farcical, disrespectful look with riducule at the last days of the time of
Knights and Chivalry.
Don Quixote looked the fool.
I looked in the mirror several days ago.[2] I look a month more [3] disheveled than
the photo at right. I thought of Don Quixote as I looked. Yet, in stuffy, image conscious, snooty, prissy,
upscale, wealthy Washington DC only once have I been aware of truly being viewed with disrespect. This
is amazing. THIS IS AMAZING. Many, most of those who drive by, and walk by me at the Embassy are
obviously ”professionals.” When people stop their walk or drive to communicate with me ”Brother” is a word
very frequent in how they refer to me. :-) [photo courtesy of [4]White Courtesy Telephone: Darfur Hunger
Striker Speaks Out on ... Roving WCT reporter Albert Ruesga interviewed Start Loving this past June 11th.
We post excerpts from that interview below. WHITE COURTESY TELEPHONE: What ...]
1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RqRApFDKpFI/AAAAAAAAAIo/z59rKnan-DM/s1600-h/don-quixote.jpg
2. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RqQ_vlDKpDI/AAAAAAAAAIY/Q8THCRb1e2U/s1600-h/start_loving_1.jpg
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3. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RqREq1DKpII/AAAAAAAAAJA/Zn0oNPAp82M/s1600-h/start_loving.jpg
4. http://postcards.typepad.com/white_telephone/2007/06/darfur_hunger_s.html
KINDNESS (2007-07-24 14:11)
Dedicated to our brother Nick. Let us pray that the warmth, Love and Joy he delivers to others in such need,
is felt intensely by him as this divinity of our Father flows through him.
[EMBED] Garrison Keillor reads - [1]Listen (RealAudio) [2]How to listen
Poem: ”Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye, from The Words Under the Words: Selected Poems. © Eighth
Mountain Press, 1995. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)
Kindness
Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.
1. http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/almanac/2007/07/23_wa
2. http://www.americanpublicmedia.us/help_audio.php
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JESUS EXTOLS FEARLESSNESS; BUSH - FEAR (2007-07-27 14:16)
JESUS EXTOLS FEARLESSNESS; BUSH, WESTERN-FREE-MARKET-CAPITALISM AND ”CHRIS-
TIAN ETHICS” - FEAR.
KINGDOM’S CONSTRUCTION SITE: THE MIND (2007-07-27 14:18)
It will take me years to grasp and be mastered by the implications of this:
KINGDOM’S CONSTRUCTION SITE:
THE MIND
BOTTOM LINE: WHAT KIND OF 80 YRS DO YOU WANT? (2007-07-27 14:21)
Beloved friend,
THERE IS NOTHING ELSE. NOT:
• JESUS
• CHRISTIANITY
• ISLAM
• RIGHT
• WRONG
• ETC...
BOTTOM LINE:
WHAT KIND OF 80 YRS DO YOU WANT?
THAT IS ALL THERE IS.
THERE IS NO OTHER QUESTION.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS TACTICS AND STRATEGY.
JESUS DIED TO ELIMINATE FORCE IN SOCIETY. (2007-07-28 14:17)
JESUS DIED TO ELIMINATE FORCE IN SOCIETY.
TOLSTOY DOES A DIVING JOB OF REVEALING THIS IN BETTER LANGUAGE THAN MINE.
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• [1]What I Believe, by Leo Tolstoy et al.
• [2]The Kingdom of God Is Within You by graf Leo Tolstoy - Project ... (LAST 2 CHAPTERS FIRST
AS TOLSTOY SUGGEST.)
1. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp36613
2. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4602
The future of... Darfur... Earth? PRICELESS. (2007-07-28 16:05)
What should a human being consider more ”priceless” than the future of Darfur? Earth?
SELFISHNESS, TO FLOURISH, HAD TO CO-OPT THE CHURCH (2007-07-28 16:06)
SELFISHNESS, TO FLOURISH, NEEDED TO COOPT THE CHURCH.
TOLSTOY DOES A DIVING JOB OF REVEALING THIS IN BETTER LANGUAGE THAN MINE.
• [1]What I Believe, by Leo Tolstoy et al.
• [2]The Kingdom of God Is Within You by graf Leo Tolstoy - Project ... (LAST 2 CHAPTERS FIRST
AS TOLSTOY SUGGEST.)
1. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp36613
2. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4602
THE CHOICE: MAN AS ”COG” OR MAN AS ”SON OF GOD” (2007-07-28 16:08)
THE CHOICE: MAN AS ”COG” OR MAN AS ”SON OF GOD.” TOLSTOY DOES A DIVING JOB OF
REVEALING THIS IN BETTER LANGUAGE THAN MINE.
[1]What I Believe, by Leo Tolstoy et al.
[2]The Kingdom of God Is Within You by graf Leo Tolstoy - Project ... (LAST 2 CHAPTERS FIRST AS
TOLSTOY SUGGEST.)
1. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp36613
2. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4602
SELFISHNESS PERSISTS ONLY WITH FORCE OVER OTHERS (2007-07-28 16:10)
• Cheep US banana’s require death squads.
• Cheep fast food labor requires police that would kill Americans forced to such jobs through deprivation
of childhood nurture who otherwise stole for existance.
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• Cheep, plentiful oil requires armies threatening to kill the poor in oil countries that otherwise would
demand resources for a decent life.
• ”Care Free” normal middle class lives require police and armies to keep the poor, uninsured masses in
their places.
• Etc.
• Etc.
Thank you Howard Zinn, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, TOLSTOY.
WHAT IF 100% SERVICE / SACRIFICE IS THE GREATEST JOY? (2007-07-28 16:11)
WHAT IF 100 % SERVICE / SACRIFICE IS THE GREATEST JOY?
How would one live if one perceived this?
How would one parent?
GETTING KILLED FOR PAINTING THE EMBASSY (2007-07-28 16:28)
[1]Sudan officially rejects revised UN text on Darfur force
For days I’ve been praying / comtemplating / pondering over the idea of expressing my views about the
Darfur situation (above article) by making the Sudan or Chinese Embassies ”ugly” and ”awful” like Bashir’s
goverment describes the UN Peacekeeping agreement wording - ”ugly,” ”aweful.”
As I envision doing the painting, it could happen that the Secret Service (the patrol the embassies) would
come upon me in process, cry ”Halt,” and shoot me when I do not.
MY BIG CONCERN REGARDING THIS IS HURTING THE OFFICERS. IF IT TRANSPIRES THAT
I AM SHOT AND KILLED, PLEASE MAKE IT KNOWN THAT I LOVE THE OFFICERS, THEY
ARE MY BROTHERS, AND I HAVE GROWN TO EXTREMELY RESPECT THEIR SELFLESSNESS,
PROFESSIONALISM, RESPECT, AND SENSE OF DUTY.
1. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article23036
WHEN’S IT OK TO IGNORE THE ALMIGHTY? (2007-07-29 10:13)
WHEN’S IT OK TO IGNORE THE [1]ALMIGHTY?
• 1 minute per day?
• 2 minutes per day?
• 364 days per year?
When’s it OK? IT DEPENDS:
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• What kind of life do you want?
• What kind of world to you want?
• What kind of world and life do you want for others?
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
WHEN IS IT HUMANE TO NOT DO ”GOOD?” (2007-07-29 10:14)
WHEN IS IT HUMANE TO NOT DO ”GOOD?”
• When I don’t feel like it?
• When I want to just think of my ”family?”
• When it is unclear that I am ”really” not doing good?
• When it is hard to tell?
• When everyone else is doing no ”good?”
• When it is ”normal?”
• When it is OK according to the ”church?”
• When it is the same as what everyone else does?
• When it will cost my life?
• When it will cost my comfort?
• When it might cost my ”family?”
• When it might cost arrest and Prison?
• When it might get me shot?
• When it might confuse or upset others?
• When I have not support or accomplices?
• When no one agrees with my actions?
• When my actions break the law?
• When property is damaged?
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WHEN IS JUST A TINY, HIDDEN MURDER OK? (2007-07-29 10:14)
Murder:
1. I point a gun and fire.
2. I walk away from an extreme risk, extreme cost opportunity to Save(Darfur when my action might spur
others to stop a Genocide - BY COVERING WITH BLOOD THE CHINESE OR SUDAN EMBASSIES,
FOR EXAMPLE. [1]Sudan officially rejects revised UN text on Darfur force)
When is it ok?
• I’ve been really good.
• I’ve served Darfur heroically.
• When I don’t feel like it?
• When I want to just think of my ”family?”
• When it is unclear that I am ”really” not doing good?
• When it is hard to tell?
• When everyone else is doing no ”good?”
• When it is ”normal?”
• When it is OK according to the ”church?”
• When it is the same as what everyone else does?
• When it will cost my life?
• When it will cost my comfort?
• When it might cost my ”family?”
• When it might cost arrest and Prison?
• When it might get me shot?
• When it might confuse or upset others?
• When I have not support or accomplices?
• When no one agrees with my actions?
• When my actions break the law?
• When property is damaged?
MURDER IS NEVER OK.
IT IS NEVER OK TO VIOLATE: ”Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you.”
1. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article23036
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IGNORE THIS SITE AND READ TOLSTOY (2007-07-29 14:48)
[1]
As I march at the Sudan Embassy with an MP3 Player I can study. This week it was Tolstoy.
IGNORE THIS SITE AND READ TOLSTOY
• [2]What I Believe, by Leo Tolstoy et al.
• [3]The Kingdom of God Is Within You by graf Leo Tolstoy - Project ...
DO IT. NOW.
1. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/LeoTolstoy.jpg
2. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp36613
3. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4602
Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel Quotes (2007-07-29 18:58)
• “In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun
striving for ourselves”
• “A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who
suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and
defiance of despair.”
• “Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy”
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• “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
• “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.”
• “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
• “To be is to stand for.”
• “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and
dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable,
the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.”
• “The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.”
• “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.”
THE LESS I’M ”A” CHRISTIAN THE MORE CHRISTIAN I BECOME
(2007-07-30 09:50)
Yes, yes I’ve been yammering on this topic for a long time. But I’m trying to really grasp the truth of what
gnaws at me.
”A” Christian and Christian
are direct opposites.
[1]THE CHOICE: MAN AS ”COG”
OR MAN AS ”SON OF GOD”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/choice-man-as-cog-or-man-as-son-of-god.html
LOVING. THE ONE, TRUE RELIGION (2007-07-30 11:18)
OK.
What was Jesus’ religion?
What was Jesus ”religious” about?
And Gandhi?
And Dr. King?
And Assisi?
Eleanor Roosevelt?
LOVING
The one true Religion
of all the human ”greats.”
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Overwhelmed. In the hands of the Almighty. (2007-07-30 12:18)
I don’t know how else to describe how I feel right now. It is Awesome. Heaven.
It is no one thing, but a product of things as I sit here today:
• A morning of listening to the Divine ”This I Believe” by Leo Tolstoy
• An hour listening to quotes from the Divine Dr. ML King
• Chronic pain on my feet from all the marching for Darfur
• Chronic pain we in Darfur feel
• Beginning to ”get it,” what Jesus died to teach us.
• Agonizing over the UN / World / Bashir haggling over Darfur.
• Hopeful: [1]UK, France modify UN text on new Darfur force Mon 30 Jul 2007, 16:05 GMT [[2]-] [3]Text
[[4]+] By Evelyn Leopold
Oh God. It is Divine to be near Your will. Bliss. Agony.
1. http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnN30417197.html
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King, Jesus, Gandhi... CRAZY!x?!* KNOW WHAT THEY WANT?!?!?!?
(2007-07-30 13:52)
They suggest we discard all selfish thoughts and turn ourselves over totally to serving all of humanity!!!!!!
:-) :-) :-) :-)
”CHRIST” MEANS ”CONSCIOUSNESS” (2007-07-30 15:19)
From [1]Gnostic Christianity.
The goal of Gnostic Christianity then is to raise consciousness by elevating the rational element of consciousness
to the same level as the logos, again meaning the logic or reasoning of God. This goal is achieved when we
understand a new theory of human nature that Jesus revealed because that theory justifies nonjudgmental
rules of logic that empower us to reason in ways that are comparable to that of the logos of God. With that
godlike potential for reasoning, we will expand the context in which we think and become conscious in a
nonjudgmental and loving, godlike way. This is what Paul means by ”we [meaning Gnostic Christians] are
those who have the mind of Christ.” (1Co 2:16 jbv)
1. http://www.gnosticchristianity.com/frameset_CH3.htm
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ORGANIZED RELIGION? ORGANIZED LOVE? ORGANIZED PARENTING?...
(2007-07-30 16:21)
Hmmm.
We have ”organized religion.”
Let’s have ”organized parenting.”
Let’s have ”organized marriage.”
OXYMORON:
YOU CANNOT HAVE
”ORGANIZED RELIGION.”
IT STOPS BEING ”RELIGION”
WHEN IT BECOMES ”ORGANIZED”
HYPOCRITE: ”ACTOR;” ”PLAYING A PART” (2007-07-30 16:52)
Hypocrite, and this definition from the Greek (”actor,” ”playing a part”) are central to Tolstoy’s brilliant
works and analysis of the Hell of things.
Christ calls us to be true to the Almighty within us - Conscience, the still small voice within.
SOCIETY, the STATE call us to be SUPREMELY obedient to Government, Law, Convention, Norms.
These are the two choices - the polar opposites of existence.
Jesus was most
horrified by the Hypocrites.
2.8 August
HARVESTING IS EASY. GROWING IS HARD. (2007-08-01 16:34)
Hmmm. I’ll need your help, much imagination on this post because real clear examples are not coming to my
mind.
I’d rather be a Steve Beko than an Nelson Mandella.
I’d rather be the soldiers of ”Glory” than Martin Luther King.
I’d rather be young Gandhi in South Africa than old Gandhi in India.
Dr. King said, and I paraphrase, ’Well, don’t think I am instrumental to the advances in rights that we are
seeing. The time is right for them. I just happen to be here.”
The time is right because of the efforts of unknown, unnamed, unheralded ”growers” 5, 10, 50 years earlier.
King, an incredible Saint, was there to harvest their decades and centuries of ”growing.”
I want to be a ”grower.”
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BEING LESS THAN A HERO IS ILLNESS (2007-08-01 17:01)
Think American Children; being less than robust is illness - an unnatural state for the species Human:
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Think Darfurie Children:
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1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrE_L1DKpMI/AAAAAAAAAJg/apMX1OkTf-Y/s1600-h/children1.jpg
2. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrE_L1DKpNI/AAAAAAAAAJo/iSk3o6TYv8k/s1600-h/children2.jpg
3. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrE_L1DKpOI/AAAAAAAAAJw/CgK4X2yAg0Q/s1600-h/darfur-2.jpg
4. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrE_MFDKpQI/AAAAAAAAAKA/RhGAtQBf4o8/s1600-h/wounded-usaid.jpg
HEROES ARE THE ONLY HEALTHY AMONG US (2007-08-01 17:03)
Picture an American Indian tribe of the 1500’s. An emergency befalls the tribe. How many would NOT
behave heroically? None?
Why? Because, unlike we, had not lost their connection to the ”others.”
There are groups now, and always have been where the simplest, most normal people are HEROES.
Think ”[1]Forrest Gump.”
1. http://www.amazon.com/Forrest-Gump-Two-Disc-Special-Collectors/dp/B00003CXA2
How do you know ”good art?” (2007-08-01 17:04)
You do of course. And scholarly studies indicate that this is a trans human, trans global phenomenon.
How? You are wired for it. You are wired for it just as you are wired to see, hear, taste, walk....
How do you know what is right and wrong?
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS
THE WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY?
!!!!! SUFFERING FOR JOY !!!!!! (2007-08-01 17:06)
Well,
that’s how it is. Staring me right in the face but only now do the words come together:
!!!!!! SUFFERING FOR JOY !!!!!!
Suffering for Joy is why we:
• Bear children
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• Raise children
• Nurse loved ones through trial and sickness....
[1]JOY’S THE REWARD FOR SUFFERING FOR LOVE!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/joys-reward-for-suffering-for-love.html
JOY’S THE REWARD FOR SUFFERING FOR LOVE (2007-08-01 17:06)
Think being Kind.
Think great parenting.
Think responding to a neighbor’s emergency.
FEAR, SELFISHNESS DISPLACE, ”KILL” THE ALMIGHTY (2007-08-01 17:07)
Fear and selfishness drive out the Almighty from us.
Fear and selfishness are Sin / Error.
Fear and selfishenss destroy Life / Love / Truth.
GOD IS KINDNESS. PERIOD. YES? (2007-08-01 17:07)
I know I’ve described God / the Almighty differently in many other posts.
GOD IS KINDNESS.
PERIOD. YES?
BE THE ALMIGHTY INCARNATE (2007-08-01 17:10)
I’m getting brief flashes of this.
When does a glass stop being a glass? When it is full of water.
When does a person stop being a person, when they are full of Love / Life / Truth.
It makes no sense. But we’ve all sensed it, if only through a haze.
BE THE ALMIGHTY INCARNATE
Sounds grandiose.
It is the height of humility -
surrender, complete surrender
to the Almighty -
Love / Life / Truth.
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There is no greater power
that one can be the servant of,
the vessel of.
BRING THE ALMIGHTY TO BEAR (2007-08-01 17:10)
Ok, so what is it you want to see achieved?
If what you have in mind is [1]otherish then learn to:
[2]
BE THE ALMIGHTY INCARNATE [3]
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/be-almighty-incarnate.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
TO SERVE IS TO BECOME (2007-08-01 17:11)
Think of your:
• Heart
• Liver
• Lungs
• Brain
• Eyes
• Ears
• Skin cells...
When you were in the womb, early on they did NOT serve you. But then THEY BECAME.
TO SERVE IS TO BECOME
WE MUST BECOME.
EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON IT.
PEACEMAKING: AS MUCH WORK AS GROWING A CHILD (2007-08-01 17:12)
Who in the so called ”Peace” movement lives this?
1 in 10,000.
Paraphrasing Dr. King, ’People cry ”peace,” but they do not do what is required for peace.’
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!!!!!!! NO DOUBLE STANDARDS !!!!!!! (2007-08-01 17:12)
If there is one single key to Truth / Life / Love / Nirvana / Heaven / World Family, I think this is it:
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
As you love yourself,
love others
As you love your dearest,
love everyone
As you house yourself,
house everyone
As you secure dearest,
secure everyone
PRACTICE AND SPECTATING ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE (2007-08-01 17:13)
I’m thinking of the abomination called ”Church.”
PRACTICE AND SPECTATING
ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.
ONE ANNIHILATES THE OTHER.
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CONSTRUCTIVE LEADERSHIP IS THE FOCUSING OF ENERGY (2007-08-01 17:13)
CONSTRUCTIVE LEADERSHIP IS
QUANTUM LIBERATION AND
FOCUSING OF ENERGY
I’ve known this and profited from the knowledge for decades.
We all, WE ALL focus the energy of others.
Where are you focusing others?
A ”RIGHT” = THAT WHICH IS ”RIGHT” (2007-08-01 18:57)
Oh my. This is a big breakthu for me.
I’ve most of my life been unhappy with what I have understood by the word ”right,” as in - it is your right,
or, it is her right....
Profoundly hollow this strikes me. Profoundly disempowering. Loveless. Lifeless this notion of ”Right.”
Well, something with huge Life, Love and Joy crossed my mind:
A ”RIGHT” = THAT WHICH IS ”RIGHT”
• It is right that children have food
• It is right that everyone has love
• It is right that everything be shared
A ”WRONG” = THAT WHICH IS ”WRONG”
• Superfluities are wrong when children starve
• Private ownership of a world God gave us is wrong
• Showering blessings on a few ”family” while most ”family” has nothing is wrong
According to whom? :-) According to Conscience / the Almighty within us.
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!!!!! ”FAITH” !!!!! (2007-08-01 19:02)
[1]
Oh my. How Divine. I’m spending days with [2]Oscar Romero’s book, [3]”The Violence of Love.” !!! IT IS
FREE ONLINE !!!!!
And so far the 10 hours or so is just massaging it technically so I can listen when next week I take up the
vigil again here in DC.
But I’ve just noticed a passage that leaves me breathless with its profound encompassing of practically all
that I’m learning and valuing:
”Faith is what a child has
when its father puts out his hands
and says, “Jump!”
and the child leaps into space
with the assurance that its fathers hands
won’t let it fall.
This is faith.
It’s what Christ says,
“Those who believe in me
will not be condemned.
Those who surrender,
those who don’t distrust,
who even in the hardest times
believe and hope,
will not be condemned.
But those who don’t believe,
those who won’t leap into Christ’s arms
because they are more anchored
to their earthly things,
those who don’t believe,
those who don’t trust In God,
those who don’t believe
God goes with our history
and is going to save us
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are already condemned.
Their life is already a hell...”
Oscar Romero
.
...As Hell is the life of
the neglected members
of their ’family.’
Start Loving
.
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1. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrElUVDKpLI/AAAAAAAAAJY/DnpBiOj-tUA/s1600-h/joy_dbarnett.jpg
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%83%C2%93scar_Romero
3. http://www.plough.com/ebooks/pdfs/ViolenceOfLove.pdf
4. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrEjvFDKpKI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/tDuaJPk4YS0/s1600-h/sudan_smaller.jpg
GANDHI’S FAITH: MILITANT KINDNESS CAN’T LOSE IN THE END
(2007-08-02 07:12)
Gandhi saw that Kindness (nonviolence, or militant kindness by whatever name), will unavoidably succeed
in the long term. It cannot fail.
The [1]Almighty ,
kindness cannot fail.
This is PHYSICS,
not metaphysics.
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1. http://www.blogger.com/BRING%20THE%20ALMIGHTY%20TO%20BEAR
CHOOSE: LIVE FOR THE FINITE, OR INFINITE. REALLY. (2007-08-02 07:14)
Gandhi’s, King’s lives tipped me off to this. [1]GANDHI’S FAITH: MILITANT KINDNESS CAN’T LOSE
IN THE LONG RUN.
So, what will it be?
Will you live for short term stuff?
Will you live for
and build toward
the eternity of humankind?
Think about it.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/gandhis-faith-militant-kindness-cant.html
IMAGINE WE’VE BEEN TAUGHT THE WRONG LIFE! WE HAVE. (2007-08-02 09:06)
Hmmm.
How old are you? I’m mid 50’s. Imagine for all those years, ALL THOSE YEARS, I’ve been taught the
wrong life.
• How much would I have to unlearn?
• How ”wrong” would appear the TRUE life?
• How much would I wish to deny this new truth, and all the work it represents?
• How frightening / threatening if EVERYONE ELSE was taught the wrong life, and sees not the
truth?!?!?!
Time to get on with it.
PURITY (think uranium and bombs) (2007-08-02 15:26)
What is true to nuclear bombs is true for transforming love. Purity counts.
Uranium is of no power until it is centrifuged by 1000’s of centrifuges to an extreme level of purity.
Love / Kindness / Brotherliness
is of little impact until it reaches an extreme purity - MILITANCE.
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YOUR HEART STOPPING HELPS WHEN? (2007-08-02 16:08)
Your heart can help by stopping, when?
• Well, I mean, the heart has feeling’s too right?
• It gets tired. It wants a vacation.
• And what if other organs start to go on ”vacation?”
• OK to stop beating if the kidneys fail? That seems fair.
• How about if it stops beating when your eyes start to fail? That seems reasonable.
You, as a ”cell,”
an ”organ” in the the
body of humanity,
when in this world
where 6 billion suffer,
when can you help
by stopping 7/24,
HEROIC service?
LUKE AWAKENS DARTH AS THOUGH FROM HYPNOSIS (2007-08-02 16:12)
Awakening from hypnosis is central to Tolstoy’s thinking, the thinking that created Gandhi.
I think Tolstoy is correct that what we see Luke do one on one with Darth is what must and can happen to
mass awaken we sociopathic entranced, homicidally neglectful masses.
Across the street from Hooters at noon an elementary school roof collapses trapping children. The bar empties
and heroes go to work, right?
Mass - awakening as though from a trance.
THE TIME YOU SPEND IS WHAT IT IS WORTH (2007-08-02 19:14)
How much time do you spend on world hunger? That is what ending it is worth to you.
How much time do you spend on those beyond your ”family?” That is what these non-”family” are worth to
you.
THE KEY IS KNOWING JOY VS PLEASURE (2007-08-02 20:20)
Joy is the chemical cocktail produced when the nervous system thinks you are helping ”humanity.”
Pleasure is the cocktail produced when the nervous system thinks you are helping yourself / ”immediate
family.”
Joy trumps pleasure. That is why firemen rushed in on 911.
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PSM (2007-08-02 20:54:00)
I believe in love, but there’s a brutal side to the equation. That is all.
Start Loving (2007-08-02 21:43:00)
I don’t understand your comment. Care to elaborate?
Douglas MacArthur (2007-08-03 11:44)
• A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
• Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield
every honor which has been accorded by war.
• I have known war as few men now living know it. It’s very destructiveness on both friend and foe has
rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
• It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy
which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant
propaganda of fear.
• Life is a lively process of becoming.
• No man is enitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
• Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
• Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria
and an incessant propaganda of fear.
• Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic
fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
• The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest
wounds and scars of war.
• The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd
on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
• We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
• Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
• You are remembered for the rules you break.
• Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
• I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without,
but because of the insidious forces working from within.
• Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to
see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle -
the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your; conscience on the other.
• The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
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• Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. Always there has been some
terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not
blindly rally behind it.
• Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to
face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and
gentle in victory.
• The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds
and scars of war.
• There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
• One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremen-
dously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
• Americans never quit.
WE ARE CALLED TO BE FAITHFUL, NOT SUCCESSFUL (2007-08-04 02:41)
All I can say is that I’ve lived long enough to know that it is absolute Truth. Think about it and you will
surprise yourself and agree. It is what all of history’s ”greats” have lived.
Gandhi said it well:
”I will admit but
one tyrant in my life -
the still small voice within.”
Start Loving:
”Our only freedom and
our only responsibility is
making the attempt to serve.
The only possible failure is
failing to attempt.”
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JESUS IS TAKING START AT THE ”CELLULAR” LEVEL (2007-08-04 03:14)
Well, that is what it seems like in my life for many, many, many months now. Not much of my spirit seems
to be free of Him. I don’t think He and I have been separate for a long time now.
THE ONLY 2 SIDES: WORLD FAMILY; AND ”NOT” (2007-08-04 03:47)
Looking at the US for example on the ”WE ARE NOT ALL WORLD FAMILY” side are:
• Democrats
• Republicans
• Labor
• Management
• Industry
• ”Family values”
• Media
• ”Church” behaviors and sanctions
• Defense
• ”Peace” movement....
On the ”WE ARE ALL WORLD FAMILY” side are:
• Col. Anne Wright
• Dianne Wilson
• Eric Reeves
• Mia Farrow
• [1]JonahHouse.org
• [2]New Jerusalem
• [3]Doctors Without Borders
• ?
• ?
• ?
1. http://jonahhouse.org/
2. http://www.newjerusalemnow.org/
3. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
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Online Quotations of Dr. King (2007-08-04 14:11)
[1]Martin Luther King Quotations Of
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5. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTUIlDKpaI/AAAAAAAAALQ/qRAEoCydDzQ/s1600-h/mlk+3.bmp
6. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTUI1DKpbI/AAAAAAAAALY/hAGZAsuiiZE/s1600-h/images+mlk.jpg
7. http://mlkquotationsof.blogspot.com/
8. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS51DKpSI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/T-vXRlacvV0/s1600-h/martin-luther-king3.bmp
9. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS6FDKpTI/AAAAAAAAAKY/agr6FF4vXD4/s1600-h/martinLutherKingGandhi3.
jpg
10. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS6FDKpUI/AAAAAAAAAKg/kn-A21zQ8Ug/s1600-h/mlk_ihaveadream.jpg
11. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS6VDKpVI/AAAAAAAAAKo/eaOAAhxyDYQ/s1600-h/g4793_u2331_KING_01.jpg
12. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS6VDKpWI/AAAAAAAAAKw/QdnoijFoNt0/s1600-h/dream.jpg
13. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RrTS6VDKpWI/AAAAAAAAAKw/QdnoijFoNt0/s1600-h/dream.jpg
LIVING AS THOUGH THERE IS ”OUR FATHER” - INDISPENSABLE.
(2007-08-05 07:59)
Is there a ”God?”
NO MATTER.
Living as though there is
one, loving Father/Mother/Power of us all is
INDISPENSABLE.
This is no more ”religious”
than is MATH!
Both are indispensable constructs.
Here’s what does me:
(devour each of these links.)
[1]1. ”Our Father in Heaven.”[2]
[3]2. ”Hallowed be your name.”[4]
[5]3. ”Thy Kingdom [IS FUNDED]”
[6]4. ”[As] Your will [is] done on earth
as it is in Heaven.[7]
[8]5. ”Give us [all] this day our daily bread.”[9]
[10]6. ”Forgive us our [errors],”
[11]7. ”As we forgive [the errors of others.]
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[12]8. ”LEAD US NOT INTO [”ME”...]” BUT
[13]9. ”DELIVER US [TO ”WE;”
MILITANT PEACEMAKING,
BROTHERLINESS, HEAVEN]...”
[14]10: For Thine is the ”Kingdom,” and the
[15]11. ”Power” and the
[16]10. ”Glory”
Let’s get on with it.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/2-hallowed-be-your-name.html
4. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
5. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thy-kingom-is-funded-as-thy-will-is.html
6. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/4-your-will-be-done-on-earth-as-it-is.html
7. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
8. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/5-give-us-all-this-day-our-daily-bread.html
9. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/1-our-father-in-heaven.html
10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
11. http://www.blogger.com/jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/01/6-forgive-us-our-trespasses-7-as-we.html
12. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/father-lead-us-not-into-me.html
13. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/06/father-deliver-us-to-we-to-peacemaking.html
14. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-kingdom.html
15. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-power.html
16. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/thine-is-glory.html
Nelson Mandela Quotes (2007-08-05 09:42)
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the
short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the
strength or the endurance or the commitment?
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the
freedom of others.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the
problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who
does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or
from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these
roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your
partner.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
It always seems impossible until its done.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice
things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one
by another.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be
separated.
Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow
of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable
of living.
There is no such thing as part freedom.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have
altered.
There is nothing like returning to a place that reminds unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself
have altered.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
Desmond Tutu Quotes (2007-08-05 09:46)
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to
expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking
you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. I am not interested in picking up
crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full
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menu of rights.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its
foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or
she possesses that wonderful biological attribute - a white skin.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the
’forgotten emergencies’ in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal. Those who invest
in South Africa should not think they are doing us a favor; they are here for what they get out of our cheap
and abundant labor, and they should know that they are buttressing one of the most vicious systems.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are
quite low.
We would like to see you departing peacefully.
What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be
recycled?
When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in
South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ”Let us pray.” We
closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
Without forgiveness, there’s no future.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes (2007-08-05 09:47)
1.A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
2.You must do the things you think you cannot do.
3.You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and
with the best that you have to give.
4.You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the
face. You are able to say to yourself, ’I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
5.You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t
mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
6.You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your
own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
7.Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
8.With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
9.When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
10.When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
11.When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or
later come to everyone, rich or poor.
12.When all is said and done, and statesmen discuss the future of the world, the fact remains that people
fight these wars.
13.What you don’t do can be a destructive force.
14.What one has to do usually can be done.
15.What is to give light must endure the burning.
16.We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live
together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
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17.We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in
the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
18.We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
19.Understanding is a two-way street.
20.Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so
completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without
expression.
21.There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
22.The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
23.The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how
very much better they are.
24.The giving of love is an education in itself.
25.The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 26.The Bible illustrated by Dore
occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
27.The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance
anything which undermines it.
28.Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very
little.
29.Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness
that you are able to give.
30.Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
31.Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth
are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and
evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
32.Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
33.People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
34.Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.
35.One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices
we make are ultimately our responsibility.
36.Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
37.No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
38.Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
39.My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
40.Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
41.Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
42.It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
43.It was a wife’s duty to be interested in whatever interested her husband, whether it was politics, books, or
a particular dish for dinner.
44.It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
45.It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must
work at it.
46.It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.
47.It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
48.It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
49.It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
50.It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
51.In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the
choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
52.In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest
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satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
53.If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
54.I’m so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
55.I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ’understand’ something, it would be clear to all the
other people in the country.
56.I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
57.I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
58.I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description
in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
59.I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
60.I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
61.I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them
until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
62.Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
63.Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
64.Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
65.Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
66.Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the
world.
67.Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in
the world.
68.Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the
person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening
prospect.
69.For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One
must work at it.
70.Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do,
and damned if you don’t.
71.Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in
the parade car so everybody can see the president.
72.Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something
that you may find useful in your own journey through life.
73.As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
74.Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
75.Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination
of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the
people.
76.Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
77.Actors are one family over the entire world.
78.Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
TO KILL THE BEAST (DISCONNECTION) - OFFER IT ENOUGH INNOCENT
BLOOD (2007-08-05 10:55)
Hmmmmm.
I think this is the TRUTH.
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TO KILL THE BEAST
(DISCONNECTION) -
OFFER IT
ENOUGH
INNOCENT BLOOD.
.
”Suffering, the nonviolent resister realizes, has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities,” King
wrote, quoting Gandhi that ”Things of fundamental importance to people are not secured by reason alone,
but have to be purchased with their suffering. Suffering is infinitely more powerful than the law of the jungle
for converting the opponent and opening his ears which are otherwise shut to the voice of reason.”
[1]Martin Luther King
1. http://www.blogger.com/MLKquotationsof.blogspot.com
EVIL = DISCONNECTEDNESS. EVERYTHING ELSE IS SYMPTOMS.
(2007-08-05 13:08)
There is no more important post on this site.
It is said that ”Money” is the root of all evil...
The exact purpose of money
is DISCONNECTION.
[Money is so you need no connection to me,
and I need no conection to you.]
EVIL = DISCONNECTEDNESS.
The ROOT of all evil is
DISCONNECTEDNESS.
EVERYTHING ELSE,
All SELFISHNESS
IS SYMPTOMS.
CONNECTEDNESS:
YOUR PAIN IS MY PAIN.
YOUR JOY IS MY JOY.
[1]”ONLY KINDNESS MAKES
SENSE ANY MORE.”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-post.html
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”FAMILYNESS, ” ”FAMILYISH” INSTEAD OF ”BROTHERLINESS” (2007-08-07 10:56)
Thanks to my sister Eta. She helped me see (OUCH!) that my language tends to be exclusionary - ”Father,”
”Brotherliness....”
With her comments my soul went to work and presented me with ”Familyness,” and ”Familyish” are far better
descriptors than I’ve had before.
MILITANT FAMILINESS is:
• What Jesus died to bring us,
• The only hope for peace,
• The only hope for the world.
Love OR Disrespect. YOU ARE DOING ONE NOW. (2007-08-11 04:53)
Any and every spec of your being / existance / behavior that is NOT Loving / Kindness / Familyness /
Otherishness IS Disrespect / Violence / Selfishness / Disconnection.
Every waking second
you will
LOVE or DISRESPECT.
CHOOSE.
IF YOU CLIMB MOUNTAINS, THE PIANO MUST STAY BEHIND (2007-08-11 04:54)
IF YOU CLIMB MOUNTAINS,
THE PIANO MUST STAY BEHIND.
:-) This is another way of seeing what Oscar Romero told us:
”Those committed
to the poor
must share
the same fate as the poor.”
And Peter Maurin, quoted by Dorothy Day:
”We cannot see our brother
[or sister] in need
without stripping ourselves.
It is the only [genuine] way
we have of showing our love.”
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”DEATH,” RESURRECTION AND IMMORTALITY (2007-08-11 05:05)
From: [1]Who was Oscar Romero?
“If I get killed
I will rise
in the Salvadorean people.”
Why is so much attention being paid to Romero twenty years after his death. Why does he matter to so
many people? Should we focus so much on the actions of one individual? The message from El Salvador and
across Latin America is that Romero and his message still live on – as he prophesied. The people still gain
enormous strength from their memories of him and the words he left behind. His sainthood was assumed
almost immediately and the people’s faith in themselves is strengthened by the memory of his faith in them.
They commonly say: “St Romero of the Americas, pray for us”.
Only by offering all of our
inocent, world-familyish blood
to the beast -
disconnection / selfishness / evil
- will peace / kingdom / nirvana /
universal joy reign.
Start Loving
”Suffering, the nonviolent resister realizes, has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities,” King
wrote, quoting Gandhi that ”Things of fundamental importance to people are not secured by reason alone,
but have to be purchased with their suffering. Suffering is infinitely more powerful than the law of the jungle
for converting the opponent and opening his ears which are otherwise shut to the voice of reason.”
Martin Luther King
1. http://www.cafod.org.uk/var/storage/original/application/php4vyzwh.pdf
TRUE COMMUNITY / ”FAMILY” ONLY COMES FROM EMERGENCY SHARED
(2007-08-11 05:39)
• The roof of an elementary school falls in with children inside with only towns folk to help. They rush in.
• A house in the rural community catches fire, and there is no fire department. The ”Community” FORMS
and rushes in.
• Two or more people ”see” part of the ”beast,” an evil in this world that is crushing and destroying
people - ”the least of these [our] family...”
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See [1]JonahHouse.org,
[2]New Jerusalem,
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many [3]Catholic Workers, [4] [5]
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[6]Common Ground, [7] [8]
[9]
Doctors Without Borders ....
[10]
This is why the following communities are false, not-True communities:
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• ”immediate family,”
• ”my family,”
• [11]Bruderhof,
• [12]Twelve Tribes,
• ”Church.”
• Etc...
These, with rare exceptions, are not devoted to the emergency in which 6 billion are drowning. Lip-service?
Yes. Life-service. NO.
TRUE COMMUNITY / ”FAMILY”
ONLY COMES FROM
SHARED EMERGENCY
1. http://jonahhouse.org/
2. http://www.newjerusalemnow.org/mission.htm
3. http://www.catholicworker.org/communities/commlistall.cfm
4. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr5S_FDKplI/AAAAAAAAAMk/yT-5x8JgpZw/s1600-h/wmd3.jpg
5. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr5SxVDKpjI/AAAAAAAAAMU/gfp_jmP23Gw/s1600-h/wmd1.jpg
6. http://www.commongroundrelief.org/
7. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr5UIFDKpnI/AAAAAAAAAM0/CAf93XxwVrE/s1600-h/cg1.jpg
8. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr5UWlDKppI/AAAAAAAAANE/nw6FRMo1zSQ/s1600-h/cg3.jpg
9. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
10. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr5VFFDKpqI/AAAAAAAAANM/EKGBP4boB1M/s1600-h/msf1.jpg
11. http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/nrms/Bruderh.html#links
12. http://www.twelvetribes.org/
ALL EVIL COMES FROM PERVERTING OUR SYMBOLS (2007-08-11 06:05)
”From
[[1]the 0rthodox, ”the system,” the hypocrites]
comes all the evil in the world;
because they hide the good,
and instead of it uphold evil.”
[2]Jesus
• Nazi Germany gassed millions in ”shower” buildings.
• Nazi Germany secretly dispatched the infirm and disabled to death camps from ”Hospitals.”
• Nazi Germany sent Germans into the 3rd Reich army from the German ”Christian” ”Church.”
• 2007 US ”Church”
• 2007 US ”Synagogue”
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• 2007 US ”Justice System”...
• 2007 US ”Homeland Security System”...
• 2007 US ”Democracy”...
See: [3]HYPOCRISY = FALSITY = DECEPTION = DISSIMULATION
See the term in psychology, that which is known to be the most totally destructive of the human psyche,
”DOUBLE BIND.” A concept originally coined by Margaret Mead’s husband in an attempt to understand
the causes of schizophrenia, it is illuminated by the following:
A young man who had fairly well recovered from an acute schizophrenic episode was visited in the hospital
by his mother. He was glad to see her and impulsively put his arm around her shoulders, whereupon she
stiffened. He withdrew his arm and she asked, ”Don’t you love me anymore?” He then blushed, and she said,
”Dear, you must not be so easily embarrassed and afraid of your feelings.” The patient was able to stay with
her only a few minutes more and following her departure he assaulted an aide and was put in the tubs.
Read or recall [4]1984, by George Orwell
Read or recall [5]Animal[6] Farm, by George Orwell
[How this works:
Step 1. Identify a powerful truth,
Step 2. Empower it with a symbol
(word, name, building, cross, ritual...),
Step 3. PERVERT THE MEANING OF THE SYMBOL! (intentionality is NOT a requirement for success)]
Step 4. THE MASSES NEVER NOTICE!!!
THE MASSES REFUSE TO NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
”Nothing is so tempting
as evil in the guise of virtue.”
Dr. Martin Luther King.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/hypocrisy.html
4. http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
5. http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
6. http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
HYPOCRISY = FALSITY = DECEPTION = DISSIMULATION (2007-08-11 06:06)
[1]affectation, [2]bad faith*, [3]bigotry, [4]casuistry, [5]deceit, [6]deception, [7]dishonesty, [8]display, [9]dissem-
bling, [10]dissimulation, [11]double-dealing, [12]duplicity, [13]false profession, [14]falsity, [15]fraud, [16]glib-
ness, [17]goop, [18]hooey, [19]imposture, [20]insincerity, [21]irreverence, [22]lie, [23]lip service*, [24]mockery,
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[25]pharisaicalness, [26]pharisaism, [27]phoniness, [28]pietism, [29]pretense, [30]quackery, [31]sanctimonious-
ness, [32]sanctimony, [33]sham, [34]soft soap, [35]speciousness, [36]sweet talk, [37]two-facedness, [38]unctuous-
ness
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38. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/unctuousness
THE SACRED OPPORTUNITY OF NONCOOPERATION WITH EVIL
(2007-08-11 10:25)
Evil is anything and everything that takes away the TOTAL AND COMPLETE SERVICE OF LIFE that is
the reason that any and all life is created. NEGLECT, selfishness, DISCONNECTION, Hate, Animosity -
these are the MALIGNANT CANCERS - the consummate evils.
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As Jesus and Gandhi taught there is a SACRED OPPORTUNITY OF NONCOOPERATION WITH EVIL.
Why? Because:
The opportunity to non-cooperate with evil is possibly the most potent weapon for the elimination of all evil.
As Tolstoy Divinely Reveals (PLEASE read and STUDY and re-read the last two chapters of [1]”The Kingdom
of God is Within You”; I BEG YOU. I TOO AM RE-RE-READING.) those in the beast, slave to the ”isms,”
are as if ”hypnotized,” and indeed clinically they may be!
COMPLETE NON-COOPERATION
WHOSE SUBSTANCE IS OF
PROFOUND FAMILINESS /
KINDNESS / GOODNESS
MAY BE BY FAR THE
OPPORTUNITY
MOST LIKELY
TO REVEAL THE BEAST
& AWAKEN THE
SLEEPER / ZOMBIE / SLAVE
FROM THE
GENOCIDAL HYPNOSIS.
”But I say to you,
offer no resistance
to one who is evil.”
Jesus (Matt 5:39)
”Non-cooperation with evil
is as much a duty
as cooperation with good.”
Gandhi
1. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=4602
RESPECT and LOVE: INSEPERABLE (2007-08-11 10:25)
NO RESPECT, NO LOVE.
DISRESPECT IS VIOLENCE.
Respect (From the Greek) -
To look again; to pay attention to.
[1]Roget’s New Millennium" Thesaurus - [2]Cite This Source
Main Entry:
[3]love
Part of Speech:
noun 1
Definition:
adoration
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Synonyms:
[4]adulation, [5]affection, [6]allegiance, [7]amity, [8]amorousness, [9]amour, [10]appreciation, [11]ardency,
[12]ardor, [13]attachment, [14]case*, [15]cherishing, [16]crash, [17]crush, [18]delight, [19]devotedness, [20]devo-
tion, [21]emotion, [22]enchantment, [23]enjoyment, [24]fervor, [25]fidelity, [26]flame, [27]fondness, [28]friend-
ship, [29]hankering, [30]idolatry, [31]inclination, [32]infatuation, [33]involvement, [34]like, [35]liking, [36]lust,
[37]mad for, [38]mash, [39]partiality, [40]pash, [41]passion, [42]piety, [43]rapture, [44]regard, [45]relish, [46]re-
spect, [47]sentiment, [48]soft spot*, [49]taste, [50]tenderness, [51]the hots, [52]weakness, [53]wild for*, [54]wor-
ship, [55]yearning, [56]zeal
Antonyms:
[57]hate
[58]Source:
Roget’s New Millennium" Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.3.1)Copyright © 2007 by Lexico Publishing Group,
LLC. All rights reserved.* = informal or slang
1. http://thesaurus.reference.com/help/faq/roget.html
2. http://thesaurus.reference.com/cite.html?qh=love&ia=roget
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8. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/amorousness
9. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/amour
10. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/appreciation
11. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/ardency
12. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/ardor
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15. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/cherishing
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17. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/crush
18. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/delight
19. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/devotedness
20. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/devotion
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26. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/flame
27. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/fondness
28. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/friendship
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35. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/liking
36. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/lust
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37. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/mad%20for
38. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/mash
39. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/partiality
40. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/pash
41. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/passion
42. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/piety
43. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/rapture
44. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/regard
45. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/relish
46. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/respect
47. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sentiment
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50. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/tenderness
51. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/the%20hots
52. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/weakness
53. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/wild%20for
54. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/worship
55. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/yearning
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58. http://thesaurus.reference.com/help/faq/roget.html
”ISM” = THE 3RD OF THE 3 DEADLIEST SINS (2007-08-11 10:38)
[Maybe later I can return and share this point more clearly. For now please help me by a patient and
thoughtful reading.]
”ISM” - THE ULTIMATE
DISPLACEMENT OF THE
ALMIGHTY GOOD
ISM, of the 3 deadliest sins
(The other two being
[1]RECREATIONAL SEX AND
”IMMEDIATE FAMILY”),
SEEMS
THE MOST LIKELY TO
MURDER THE NEAR SAINTS
THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED.
THESE NEAR SAINTS SEEM
NOT TO SEE THAT
THEY HAVE ELEVATED THEIR ISM,
PROTESTANTISM, CATHOLICISM,
ANTI-NUCLEARISM, ANTI-ZIONISM...
ABOVE THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
”ISM” = THE 3RD OF
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THE 3 DEADLIEST SINS:
Anti-Nuclearism, Abortion-Rights-ism, Anti-Zionism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Christianityism, Communism,
COMMUNITYISM, Corporatism, Democratism, Evangelicalism, Free-Palesitineism, Pacifism, Hinduism,
Islamism, Judaism, Militarism, ”MY-CHILD”-ISM, ”MY-FAMILY”-ISM, Nationalism, Patriotism,
Protestantism, Right-To-Lifeism...
HOW CAN THIS BE!?!?!?
”Thou shalt have
no God before Me!”
Bible
”Thou shalt have
no value as high or higher than
CONSCIENCE / HUMANITY /
LOVE / KINDNESS.”
Start Loving
It is not that any
of the above ”isms”
are per-se bad.
It is that they
have been elevated
ABOVE
the Humanity /
Conscience / Love / Kindness /
ALMIGHTY POWERS -
LIFE, LOVE, TRUTH
which they were
CREATED TO SERVE!!!
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/03/planet-killing-sins-sex-and-immediate.html
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DARFUR VIGIL: INTERRUPTED INDEFINITELY BY JAIL (2007-08-11 14:55)
[from a letter to an inquiring friend]
Hi beloved [friend.] Along with a 16 year old ”angel” from New Haven Catholic Worker and the first genuine,
non-hypocrite ”Pastor / Priest” that maybe I’ve yet encountered (Steve Miller, and YES he’s been ”fired”
from the church for non-[1]hypocrisy[see [2]today’s posts]!) got out after 27 hours of jail after arrest at the
[3]White House for lying on the sidewalk still, dead, as a Nagasaki/Hiroshima victim. Photos and video of
our actions this week - [4]click here ([5]and here for more background). Only posted so far are [6]Pentagon
(pictures like the one below) and [7]DOE/Bechtel. [8]White House and [9]Archdiocese of the Military (THE
MOST EVIL EVER COMBINATION OF WORDS?) will go up in the next day or so I’m sure if you check
back on their site. (continued below)
If I have met only one living saint it may be [10]Margaret McKenna pictured below, creator of Philadelphia’s
[11]New Jerusalem. I’ve tried for maybe 8 years to meet her, and it never worked out. Now, we’ve been
arrested together! Meet her. All of you, each of you, meet her. Know her. Help in her work. For yourself.
She defines humility. She defines peace. She defines the presence of ”God.” She is completely non-dogmatic,
profoundly agreeing (I perceive) as I told her I believed that ”Loving” is the only true religion. She is maybe
the closest encounter yet I have had of God; not a lot closer encounter than you beloved sister and several
others have given me; and maybe not closer than my bio-father. Margaret must be known. She must be
helped. SHE MUST BE LEARNED FROM. Tell her you are my sister, my ”family.” I’ve told her of you. i
think she Loves me. (more below).
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Not that it bothered me personally but the DC White House Arrest I’ve just been released from, and
specifically how ”the system” treats human beings (poor, defenseless, outside the ”power structure,” for
parking tickets and the like - chains, shackles, pens, cages, sleep deprivation, toilet paper deprivation, food
deprivation, water deprivation, 27 hour whimsical life/liberty/”human rights” deprivation...), dozens of us
that I personally witnessed, is possibly the greatest inhuman evil that personally I’ve ever touched; evil I
expect I cannot walk away from.
I don’t mean to alarm you, and you know by now that often, OFTEN, early in hearing one of my ”callings”
I get Her intention wrong and do NOT move forward, but I’ve also promised to be honest with you and
keep you informed. I’ll be writing of my experience and plans over the next few days and will post on this
and the [12]Brigade of PeaceMakers blog. As I sit here the morning after release, I find myself ”Called” to
violate the conditions of my release (8 hours community service; service I’ll do anyway at a place I’ve long
wanted to serve, [13]CCNV, but not report that service and hence the ”violation”) and to their surprise and
anger, re-present myself with total peace and respect to the officials of the system (part of my family) for
re-arrest but now acting with complete and profound non-cooperation - being a piece of limp meat - complete
non-cooperation with this consummately evil system of violence to our brothers and sisters. Gandhi and
others are correct in saying that, ”Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”
And, as Oscar Romero predicted, [14]”Those committed to the poor must share the same fate as the poor.”
About 15 years ago a premonition swept over me that I would be homeless. I was living in ”my” [15] $500k
West Chester house that I built on Cloverly Road at the the time. TA-DA! A year or so ago I had a similar
premonition, but this time that I would die, murdered by the system for non-cooperation with evil in prison.
Truly I am sorry to worry you; probably without basis. I will share more with you when it is written over the
next few days.
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Loving you and profoundly blessed by your love, Start
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
3. http://www.jonahhouse.org/WH0807.htm
4. http://www.jonahhouse.org/
5. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Aug07invite.htm
6. http://www.jonahhouse.org/pentagonfarm.htm
7. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Bechtel.htm
8. http://www.jonahhouse.org/WH0807.htm
9. http://www.jonahhouse.org/
10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKZenLmmG_I
11. http://www.newjerusalemnow.org/mission.htm
12. http://brigadeofpeacemakersfordarfur.blogspot.com/
13. http://users.erols.com/ccnv/PeopleatCCNV.htm
14. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/if-you-climb-mountains-piano-must-stay.html
15. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2001/09/2001-house.html
CREATING THE CHURCH / COMMUNITY / ARMY IS EVERYTHING
(2007-08-11 15:05)
Oh my goodness, I’ve spent my life DOING it, and only now I SEE IT!??!?!?!?! Oh my.
CREATING THE
CHURCH / COMMUNITY / ARMY
IS EVERYTHING...
INTENSE OF CHARACTER:
• MILITANTLY PEACEMAKING
• MILITANTLY LOVING
• MILITANTLY KIND
• MILITANTLY WORLD-FAMILYISH
• [1]FROM THE SOUL, IN SOLIDARITY, SERVING
WE MUST HURRY.
EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON IT.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-taught-us-spirit-is-everything.html
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”TRUTH” - THE OPPOSITE OF HYPOCRISY (2007-08-11 17:11)
[1]ANTONYMS FOR HYPOCRISY:
[2]
candidness, [3]fairness, [4]genuine article, [5]honesty, [6]honesty, [7]integrity, [8]loyalty, [9]openness,
[10]sincerity, [11]straightforwardness, [12]true statement, [13]truth, [14]truthfulness, [15]uprightness, [16]verity
HMMM. WHO WUDA THUNK.
Jesus said to him,
”I am the way
and the TRUTH
and the life.
No one comes
to the Father
except through
[17][TRUTH.]”
[18]
John Chapter 14
TRUTH: THE ANTIDOTE,
THE CURE FOR THE
GENOCIDAL EPIDEMIC
OF HYPOCRISY.
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2. http://www.blogger.com/browse/candidness
3. http://www.blogger.com/browse/fairness
4. http://www.blogger.com/browse/genuine%20article
5. http://www.blogger.com/browse/honesty
6. http://www.blogger.com/browse/honesty
7. http://www.blogger.com/browse/integrity
8. http://www.blogger.com/browse/loyalty
9. http://www.blogger.com/browse/openness
10. http://www.blogger.com/browse/sincerity
11. http://www.blogger.com/browse/straightforwardness
12. http://www.blogger.com/browse/true%20statement
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13. http://www.blogger.com/browse/truth
14. http://www.blogger.com/browse/truthfulness
15. http://www.blogger.com/browse/uprightness
16. http://www.blogger.com/browse/verity
17. http://www.blogger.com/browse/truth
18. http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/john/john14.htm
WE MUST BE ”SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.” (2007-08-11 17:12)
[1]
[2]
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[3]
Oh my goodness. This is another of those cases where the answer has been right on the tip of the tongue in
the form of a common phrase. Why didn’t we see it? Because it seems so trite!
WE MUST BE
”SOMETHING
TO THINK ABOUT.”
WE MUST
GIVE THEM
”SOMETHING
TO THINK ABOUT.”
Jesus was, and did.
Mandela was, and did.
Dr. King was, and did.
Gandhi.
Teresa.
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Assisi....
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr8TdFDKprI/AAAAAAAAANU/ng0E5vCuBQU/s1600-h/1970sProtests_new.jpg
2. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr8TdVDKpsI/AAAAAAAAANc/R-DQH3NcDk0/s1600-h/SOR+037_0001.jpg
3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rr8TdlDKptI/AAAAAAAAANk/8Uj-Jg0bK6A/s1600-h/WH03.jpg
COINCIDENCE THAT ”MULTICULTURAL” SERVES THE WEALTHY?
(2007-08-11 20:31)
Who is the majority
in this country?
The poor and
lower middle class.
But is this realized?
No. Why?
Because we conceive
of ourselves, we MAJORITY as
splinters - Jews, Italians,
Blacks, Gays, Staights,
Hispanics....
BRILLIANT.
[1]Drummers clash with new Harlem residents By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer
Sat Aug 11, 6:19 PM ET Exerpts:
NEW YORK - On Saturday nights in summer, hundreds of fingers pound out mesmerizing rhythms on
African drums ÷ a ritual repeated for decades in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.
This year, the drums have a counterpoint: the complaints of ”new Harlemites.”
”African drumming is wonderful for the first four hours, but after that, it’s pure, unadulterated noise. We
couldn’t see straight anymore,” says Beth Ross, who lives in a luxury apartment building near the park. ”It
was like a huge boom box in the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen. You had no way to escape except to
leave the apartment.”
...The influx of outsiders intensified after the arrival six years ago of Harlem’s most famous commercial tenant,
former President Clinton, whose 125th Street office is a short walk from Marcus Garvey Park. He said then
that he hoped his presence would encourage others to move to the neighborhood.
...Ross, an executive career coach who moved into the area a year ago, says she feels ”honored” to be living in
Harlem alongside longtime residents. ”It is their community, their history,” she said. But when it comes to
their drumming location, she thought it was time to change.
”It’s a matter of quality of life,” she said.
Just a conicidence,
that by our being divided
it is a windfall
for the materially wealthy?
Strategically a coincidence
that Jesus died to make
the poor one family?
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1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070811/ap_on_re_us/harlem_drummers
OUR RELIGION, CAPITALISM IS KILLING THE US, LITERALLY (2007-08-12 10:00)
[1]U.S. life span shorter
August 11, 2007 05:08:02 PM PST
Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries.
For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other
countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.
Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the
Cayman Islands.
”Something’s wrong here when one of the richest countries in the world, the one that spends the most on
health care, is not able to keep up with other countries,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, head of the Institute
for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
A baby born in the United States in 2004 will live an average of 77.9 years. That life expectancy ranks 42nd,
down from 11th two decades earlier, according to international numbers provided by the Census Bureau and
domestic numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Andorra, a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, had the longest life
expectancy, at 83.5 years, according to the Census Bureau. It was followed by Japan, Macau, San Marino
and Singapore.
The shortest life expectancies were clustered in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region that has been hit hard by an
epidemic of HIV and AIDS, as well as famine and civil strife. Swaziland has the shortest, at 34.1 years,
followed by Zambia, Angola, Liberia and Zimbabwe.
Researchers said several factors have contributed to the United States falling behind other industrialized
nations. A major one is that 45 million Americans lack health insurance, while Canada and many European
countries have universal health care, they say.
But ”it’s not as simple as saying we don’t have national health insurance,” said Sam Harper, an
epidemiologist at McGill University in Montreal. ”It’s not that easy.”
Among the other factors:
º Adults in the United States have one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Nearly a third of U.S.
adults 20 years and older are obese, while about two-thirds are overweight, according to the National Center
for Health Statistics.
”The U.S. has the resources that allow people to get fat and lazy,” said Paul Terry, an assistant professor of
epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta. ”We have the luxury of choosing a bad lifestyle as opposed to
having one imposed on us by hard times.”
º Racial disparities. Black Americans have an average life expectancy of 73.3 years, five years shorter than
white Americans.
Black American males have a life expectancy of 69.8 years, slightly longer than the averages for Iran and
Syria and slightly shorter than in Nicaragua and Morocco.
º A relatively high percentage of babies born in the U.S. die before their first birthday, compared with other
industrialized nations.
Forty countries, including Cuba, Taiwan and most of Europe had lower infant mortality rates than the U.S.
in 2004. The U.S. rate was 6.8 deaths for every 1,000 live births. It was 13.7 for Black Americans, the same
as Saudi Arabia.
”It really reflects the social conditions in which African American women grow up and have children,” said
Dr. Marie C. McCormick, professor of maternal and child health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
”We haven’t done anything to eliminate those disparities.”
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Another reason for the U.S. drop in the ranking is that the Census Bureau now tracks life expectancy for a
lot more countries — 222 in 2004 — than it did in the 1980s. However, that does not explain why so many
countries entered the rankings with longer life expectancies than the United States.
Murray, from the University of Washington, said improved access to health insurance could increase life
expectancy. But, he predicted, the U.S. won’t move up in the world rankings as long as the health care
debate is limited to insurance.
Policymakers also should focus on ways to reduce cancer, heart disease and lung disease, said Murray. He
advocates stepped-up efforts to reduce tobacco use, control blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and regulate
blood sugar.
”Even if we focused only on those four things, we would go along way toward improving health care in the
United States,” Murray said. ”The starting point is the recognition that the U.S. does not have the best
health care system. There are still an awful lot of people who think it does.”
1. http://health.yahoo.com/news/178301
WE USE VIOLENCE CUZ WE’RE TOO DISCONNECTED TO LOVE (2007-08-12 11:17)
This became so accutely clear to me in Jail. See [1]DARFUR VIGIL: INTERRUPTED INDEFINITELY BY
JAIL
Why 2 million in jail in the US and rising?
1. Jails require little or nothing from the ”elite.”
2. The ”elite” are so disconnected from the poor that they feel nothing, none of the pain, humiliation,
dehumanization, violence, murder....
God help us all.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/darfur-vigil-interrupted-indefinitely.html
Jewel from a Jewel: Kindness Matters (2007-08-12 14:07)
[1]
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1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikJB7fIjzQ
ONLY KINDNESS MATTERS. HURRY. (2007-08-12 14:12)
[1] [2]Click (3min54sec)
”Hands” Jewel
If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we’re all ok
And not to worry because worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these
I will not be made useless
I won’t be idled with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
for light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know,
but they’re not yours they are my own
but they’re not yours they are my own
and I am never broken
Poverty stole your golden shoes
but it didn’t steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
but i knew it wasn’t ever after
We will fight, not out of spite
for someone must stand up for what’s right
cause where there’s a man who has no voice
there ours shall go singing
In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
My hands are small, I know,
but they’re not yours they are my own
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but they’re not yours they are my own
and I am never broken
My hands are small, i know,
but they’re not yours they are my own
but they’re not yours they are my own
and I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s mind
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s heart
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s eyes
God’s hands
We are God’s hands
God’s hands
We are God’s hands
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikJB7fIjzQ
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VikJB7fIjzQ
KING AND GANDHI’S CHILDREN ”ABUSED.” 2 REASONS. (2007-08-12 14:48)
More later. For now:
Both King and Gandhi led lives that placed their ”family” under extreme physical risk, deprivation and
trauma. Did they bring them into a war zone? Unnecessarily?
1. They found that their bio-children were only part of the ”family” of billions;
2. To live less-than-heroic humanity would be to pass on living ”death” which although it is the norm, is a
fate WORSE THAN CESSATION OF PULSE to the likes of King, Gandhi, Jesus and any and every
other Human being that has not been dehumanized by adulthood.
”Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”
Gandhi
Our values in this society religiously sacrifice, murder the Spirit, Freedom, World-Familiness of our biological
children to ”save their bodies / lives.” King and Gandhi lived the reverse out of love for their ”children.”
Start Loving
The n0n-fictional movie ”Patch Adams” gives us an interesting look at this life choice. The woman Patch
loved, when ”saved” from the living death of her depression ”Lived” just briefly. Her actions upon coming
”Alive” killed her.
Give me liberty or give me death. It is time to decide what we really want for our children: Pulse? or Life.
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UNTIL WOULD-BE ”SAVIORS” ARE ADMIRED, WE FAIL. (2007-08-12 15:17)
It is not unusual for me
to be told by those
observing my work
that they ”admire”
what I am doing.
Unless and until I
live a life that others ”envy,”
”greedily envy”
I am of little or no use.
Start Loving
NOT GIVING INNOCENT BLOOD? USELESS AT BEST. (2007-08-12 18:13)
Strategically this may be the most important post on this site: [1]TO KILL THE BEAST (DISCONNEC-
TION) - OFFER IT ENOUGH INNOCENT BLOOD
If it is correct, and it is, AND if we are on the verge of Armageddon in a host of forms, then:
NOT GIVING INNOCENT BLOOD?
USELESS AT BEST.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/to-kill-beast-disconnection-offer-it.html
THE MACHINE MAKES THE MAN. IT’S THE ENVIRONMENT STUPID!
(2007-08-13 07:24)
On my 4th reading / listening of Tolstoy’s [1]”The Kingdom of God is Within You” (last 2 chapters; FREE
online) I’m beginning to get it. More later, but for now -
Take anyone playing even a remotely small role in US empire and it’s domestic and international
exploitation; take anyone of these participants OUT of the machine and they would never sanction the
horror. They would even stand against! But from within the machine the machine ”is” their ”world” and we
don’t summon the imagination to see beyond. We exist in a hypnotic trance, and it is this that allows us to
participate in the destruction of the planet and our 6 billion brothers and sisters.
We must come out of the machine.
The Matrix.
1. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4602
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WE VICTIMS OF EMPIRE DESTROY THE EVIDENCE! (2007-08-13 07:36)
When we are confronted by empire we destroy the evidence. What evidence?
Our compassion. Our sorrow. Our sadness. Our grief.
Our World Familyness.
IT IS THIS EVIDENCE THAT CAN KILL THE HYPOCRISY,
THE BEAST THAT IS MURDERING THE PLANET.
How do we destroy this evidence? In the face of the empire we allow
Anger, Self Righteousness, Animosity, Hatred
to destroy the evidence.
DELUSION: SUBSTITUTING ”HAVING” KINDNESS FOR ”BEING” KIND
(2007-08-13 10:05)
Our culture addicts us to this type of self-subterfuge so why should I be surprised?
• I have an LA Fitness Membership so I AM STRONG
• I am an American so I must be just and fair
• I am a Christian so I must be good
• I have done a kindness (a big one for a moment last week) so I AM KIND
Living this self-deception
instead of living the Truth
is all the difference between:
Heaven and Hell;
Nirvana and Police State;
Gandhi and George Bush;
Jesus and the Hypocrites
”THE ONLY FREEDOM IS TO RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH...” (2007-08-14 11:31)
[1]”THE ONLY FREEDOM IS TO RECOGNIZE AND PROFESS THE TRUTH.”
Gandhi’s Tolstoy
[2]”THE ONE DUTY OF LIFE IS TO RECOGNIZE AND PROFESS THE TRUTH.”
Gandhi’s Tolstoy
[3]”My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising
Him.”
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Gandhi
1. http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/kingdom-of-god/12/
2. http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/kingdom-of-god/12/
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/gandhi-quotes.html
HYPOCRISY AND THE HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION THAT RESULTS FROM IT
(2007-08-14 11:59)
[1]”HYPOCRISY AND THE HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION THAT RESULTS FROM IT”
Gandhi’s Tolstoy
1. http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/kingdom-of-god/12/
”THE SOLE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO SERVE HUMANITY...” (2007-08-14 12:05)
”THE SOLE MEANING OF LIFE
IS TO SERVE HUMANITY
BY CONTRIBUTING TO
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
WHICH CAN ONLY BE DONE
BY THE RECOGNITION
AND PROFESSION OF THE TRUTH....”
[1]Gandhi’s Tolstoy
”But seek ye first
the Kingdom of God,
and His Righteousness,
and all these things
shall be added unto you.”
(Matt 6:33)
”The Kingdom of God
comes not with outward show,
neither shall they say, Lo here!
nor Lo there!
for behold,
the Kingdom of God
is within you.”
(Luke 17: 20-20)
1. http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/kingdom-of-god/12/
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WHAT ”CIVILIZATION” / ”FAMILY” LOOKS LIKE (2007-08-14 12:24)
1. Lives squarely in the midst of the least of these
2. Expert at suffering out of love for the joy of it
3. Teaches / leads their children to do the same as though their children’s lives depended on it - because
they see that their lives do depend on it
4. Expert at taking and savoring just the R & R that each NEEDS [not more, NOT LESS] for the sole
purpose of keeping the level of emergency service at maximum throughout the lifetime. ”It is not more
vacation we need - it is more vocation.” Eleanor Roosevelt. Also from Eleanor: ”When you cease to
make a contribution, you begin to die.”
5. Aggressive at recruiting exactly as the best nurse or Dr. in an emergency ”recruits” / brings / exhorts /
collects / carries... people to health
6. Lives as though Love, Life and Truth are more the essence of Life than Pulse Itself - because they are.
”CONSCIENCE, THE SOLE CERTAIN GUIDE.” Tolstoy (2007-08-14 12:37)
”I WILL ADMIT BUT ONE TYRANT
IN MY LIFE;
THE STILL SMALL VOICE WITHIN.”
Tolstoy’s Gandhi
”WORLD SINKS DEEPER INTO ... PSYCHOSIS...” (2007-08-14 16:35)
”Where does one
look for hope,
as the world sinks deeper
into social psychosis?
To the people alone,
particularly
to people of faith.
In the past,
the people alone
checked the mad ambitions
of the pharaohs.”
[1]Phil Berrigan
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/DryWood.htm
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Phil Berrigan Quotes (2007-08-14 17:27)
1. Nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use
them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself.
2. ”Peacemaking is not only a central characteristic of the Gospel, peacemaking is the greatest need of the
world today. We are the daughters and sons of God, and that means we are called to be peacemakers.”
3. ”There is no freedom without love.”
4. ”You are the answer.”
5. ”Don’t get tired.”
6. ”War on terrorism by the U.S. is impossible. We are the number one terrorist.”
7. “We’re not made by God to mass kill one another, and that’s backed up by the Gospels. Lying and
war are always associated. Pay attention to war-makers when they try to defend their current war: if
they’re moving their lips they’re lying.”
8. Herein lies a riddle. How can a people so gifted by God become so seduced by naked power, so greedy
for money, so addicted to violence, so slavish before mediocre and treacherous leadership, so paranoid,
deluded, lunatic?
9. ”I die with the conviction, held since 1968 and Cantonsville, that nuclear weapons are the scourge of
the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the
human family, and the earth itself.”
10. ”I die with the conviction, held since 1968 and Cantonsville, that nuclear weapons are the scourge of
the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the
human family, and the earth itself.”
11. ”War can’t end terrorism. War is terrorism.”
IF YOU KNEW A ”POLICE STATE” WAS PLANNED, YOU’D DO WHAT?
(2007-08-15 08:56)
[1]
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IF YOU KNEW A ”POLICE STATE” WAS PLANNED, YOU’D DO WHAT?
Millions of folks like you would take to the streets, protecting the future of their children, right?
What if you ”suspected:”
1. A ”police state” was planned to happen with the next ”engineered” 911?
2. The war in Iraq was ALL ABOUT OIL and that 2+ million innocents have been slaughtered there for
”oil?”
3. Iran is the next target for US exploitation, plunder, terror and murder?
4. The US elites are totally selling out and stealing the assets and jobs of the US people?
5. The US elites are selling out planet earth / global warming for short term profits?
6.
7.
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RsMYCFDKpwI/AAAAAAAAAN8/NPitot7BueE/s1600-h/untitled.JPG
”CONSISTANT WITH THE SPIRIT OF JESUS...?” (2007-08-15 09:34)
”Was it constant
with the spirit of Christ,
Martin Luther King,
and Mohandas Gandhi?”
Philip Berrigan
THIS IS THE
ULTIMATE QUESTION
FOR THE
FOLLOWER OF JESUS:
”IS IT CONSISTANT WITH
THE SPIRIT OF JESUS?”
HEREIN LIES THE ERROR
OF THE DOGMATIST;
OF THE ”RELIGIOUS;”
THE FUNDAMENTALIST;
THEY UPHOLD ”LAWS”
AND TRAMPLE ”SPIRIT.”
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WHAT FREEDOM IS IN PRISON? CONSCIENCE, FREEDOM OF. (2007-08-16 09:52)
WHAT FREEDOM IS IN PRISON? FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE.
Are you your pulse? Are you your lusts / appetites? Are you your conscience / humanity?
Conscience / Humanity comes closest, right? In which case:
THE ONLY TRUE FREEDOM
IS FREEDOM OF
CONSCIENCE / HUMANITY.
WE RELIGIOUSLY DESTROY
OUR FREEDOM AND
OUR CHILDREN’S FREEDOM
WITH THE CHAINS OF:
”NORMALCY,”
CONVENTION,
”GETTING ALONG,”
BEING ”SAFE,”
PATRIOTISM,
”RELIGION...”
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE IS TRUE RELIGION’S FRUIT (2007-08-16 10:01)
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE,
OF HUMANITY,
IS TRUE RELIGION’S FRUIT.
[1]WHAT FREEDOM
IS IN PRISON?
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE;
FREEDOM OF HUMANITY...
THE ONLY TRUE FREEDOM.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-makes-prison.html
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WAR OF HUMANITY WILL COST 1000’S OF LIVES (2007-08-16 12:12)
In order to save planet earth it will take a war of mass construction, militant loving, militant humanity whose
cost can be measured in 10’s of thousands of lives. Or, it is the end of any human history that we could wish
for.
ps: This is extremely inexpensive compared with wars of destruction. But it is NOT without cost in lives.
10’s of thousands of lives it will cost.
Mine seems to be happily pledged to saving the world.
COMMUNITY DIES WITH FOCUS ON ”ME” OR ”COMMUNITY” ITSELF
(2007-08-16 16:30)
[1]TRUE COMMUNITY / ”FAMILY”
ONLY COMES FROM
EMERGENCY SHARED
Do most honest attempts at ”community” fail with a misguided notion that they are to focus on helping the
”individual” or on fostering ”community?” The impossibility and assured destruction of this can be imagined
in this way:
Can you drive effectively
and at the same time
watch yourself in the mirror?
As soon as community
is ABOUT the ”individual’s
growth” or fostering
”community” it is cut
off from its roots and
begins to die.
[2]TRUE COMMUNITY /
”FAMILY” ONLY COMES
FROM EMERGENCY SHARED
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/true-community-only-comes-from-shared.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/true-community-only-comes-from-shared.html
NOBODY’S PEACEMAKING CUZ NOBODY’S PEACEMAKING (2007-08-16 17:04)
• NOBODY’S PEACEMAKING CUZ NOBODY’S PEACEMAKING
• Nobody’s liberating Palestine cuz...
Nobody’s:
• Stopping use of depleated uranium cuz...
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• Ending the starvation of 18,000 children / DAY cuz...
• Rescuing and Restoring Darfur...
• Ending the war in Iraq cuz...
”This is no day
to pay lip service...
we must
pay life service....”
Dr. Martin Luther King,
LEGAL DISSENT IS CONSENT - THOREAU (2007-08-16 17:18)
LEGAL DISSENT IS
CONSENT - THOREAU
How are we to understand this?
• Driving the speed limit is to say that there is not an emergency.
”STATE IS A PUBLIC... REBELLION AGAINST GOD.” PHIL BERRIGAN
(2007-08-16 17:26)
MUST READ: [1]FOREWORD AS IS [2]EVERYTHING AT THE JONAH HOUSE SITE by Philip Berrigan.
Some quotations from Phil Berrigan on Law:
• the Bible gave human law ample treatment. 1st Samuel 8th chapter, for example, exposes the State as
a public, bureaucratic rebellion against God.
• the law, like the State is inherently flawed and violent – its function to legalize a rebellious State.
• Paul’s Letter to the Galatians – his most sustained indictment of human law.
• The genesis of the State then, ancient or modern, is rejection of God, rebellion against God. ”They
have not rejected you [Samuel], they have rejected me as their King.” (1 Sam. 8:7)
• As the ruling hierarchy told Pilate: ”We have no King but Caesar.” (John 19:15)
• Paul equates the law with sin and death – sin because law has nothing to say to sins of omission, and
death because most will draw their morality from the law.
• The morality of most Americans is legalized. To become ”law abiding” is to fear the penalties of the
law, to become house-broken, domesticated.
• Morality limited by the boundaries of the law is spiritual death.
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Forward.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
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”THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH COULD NOT...” P. BERRIGAN
(2007-08-16 19:26)
Must read all of [1]Phil Berrigan at Jonah House. The following is from [2]Scapegoating:
”The early Christian Church could not bear the purity and weight of the true meaning of Jesus’ execution. It
could not grasp the sheer voluntariness of the Cross, the voluntary love of His choice. And so the belief grew
that God sent Jesus to die, that from his conception He was doomed to die, the divine scapegoat. Theology
acquired a determinism, even tinges of fatalism. The divine/human mission to restore God’s Kingdom began
to fade; the Church’s unequivocal condemnation of violence and war began to fade. The empire began to
absorb Christians, exacting taxes and military service from them.”
Phil Berrigan
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Scapegoating.htm
ACCEPTING VIOLENCE WITH LOVE ENDS THE SPREAD (2007-08-16 19:36)
Must read all of [1]Phil Berrigan at Jonah House. The following is derived from [2]Scapegoating:
ACCEPTING VIOLENCE
WITH LOVE
ENDS THE SPREAD
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Scapegoating.htm
OURS IS THE EVIL GENERATION. P. BERRIGAN (2007-08-16 20:09)
Must read all of [1]Phil Berrigan at Jonah House. The following is derived from [2]Scapegoating:
”With all my heart, I agree with Gerard that the Gospel alone will destroy scapegoating and needless killing.
The Gospel alone offers the truth and strength necessary to disarm and eliminate nuclear terror. But the
unknown quantity are Christians and our disbelief.
Luke’s Gospel (11:29) speaks of an ”evil generation”, and ours is certainly that. No sign is allowed this
generation except the sign of Jonah the prophet. And that sign is the Cross - the execution, burial, and
resurrection of Jesus.
Fidelity to that sign will not be easy, but it will not be hard. His yoke is easy, and His burden light. (Mt.
11:30). We are not to be afraid, Just believe. (Mk. 5:36)”
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Scapegoating.htm
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YOU VOTE WITH YOUR FEET... AND LIFE. P. BERRIGAN (2007-08-16 21:54)
Must read all of [1]Phil Berrigan at Jonah House. The following is derived from [2]Dispatches From The
Lamb’s War:
”Jesus Christ practiced direct action, as did the Jewish prophets and other nonviolent militants. Even before
the American Revolution, colonists resorted to direct action in struggles against injustice. In a capitalist
society, there are no other means for representation, redress, or justice. To vote is political window dressing.
It makes not the slightest bit of difference. If it did, the American people would soon lose this “right.” The
only means for fighting judicial corruption, corporate greed, worker exploitation, police brutality, and
militarism is direct action. The Industrial Workers of the World ÷ aka the “Wobblies” ÷ were right: you
don’t vote with the ballot, you vote with your feet and with your life.”
Phil Berrigan
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/Lambs_war.htm
OUR ”AGENDA” DOESN’T INCLUDE JAIL TOO OFTEN. P.B. (2007-08-16 22:08)
Must read all of [1]Phil Berrigan at Jonah House. The following is derived from [2]Faith and Justice:
”Most of us play checkers with resistance; we calculate the next move so as to reduce inconvenience or
eliminate it altogether from our lives.
We have our own agenda and it doesn’t include going to jail too often. We want to say that we were there;
we don’t want to say how far we went in.”
Phil Berrigan
1. http://www.jonahhouse.org/phil.htm
2. http://www.jonahhouse.org/faith_justice.htm
CONFRONT COURTS UNLESS GOD IS ABOVE THE ”LAW” (2007-08-18 06:28)
[maybe there will be time to flesh out the following at some future point.]
Among the self murdering errors of even best of the dreadfully self labeled ”nonviolent” ”peace” movement is
the mistaken, unclear notion regarding how it should address itself to the ”law.”
Here is the correct answer.
1. When Humanity / Love / World-Family / God-the-Father reigns then it may usually be appropriate to
address and thereby respect the courts.
2. AS IS THE CASE TODAY when God is nowhere to be found in the US let alone the Courts confronting
the Courts / State simply empowers evil, the Idol State, address ourselves directly to the State in any
way. We are to address ourselves to our brothers and sisters, including those within the State - but as
brothers and sisters - not a State functionaries.
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OUR PRIMARY IDENTITY MUST BE BROTHER / SISTER. (2007-08-18 09:02)
This simply summarizes all that I’ve been coming to understand.
Our primary role as healthy, helpful, hopeful, joyful, suffering adults is / must be Brother / Sister. Anything
less is failure on any meaningful front.
Your Loving brother, Start
SUFFERING FOR LOVE IS ”THE” KEY TO UNLOCK THE HEART (2007-08-19 11:52)
This is a neurological phenomenon / Truth:
SUFFERING FOR LOVE
IS ”THE” KEY
TO UNLOCK THE
HEART / CONSCIENCE /
HUMANITY / WORLD-FAMLINESS.
DEEP GRIEF. GOOD GRIEF? (2007-08-20 15:50)
Good grief? The grief I feel, unceasing since my incarceration a week ago Thursday at the White House does
not depart. I do not regret it. I thank the Almighty for it. But it is deep and painful. To come into intimate
contact with the deep evil, EVIL, INHUMANITY, BESTIALITY of our US System is nauseating, deeply
disturbing, deeply depressing to me.
Exactly as I enter this post I then find my self reading pages 66-67 in Phil Berrigan’s must read, ”[1]Fighting
the Lamb’s War.” Phil writes:
”What might Reverend King say if he could visit our country’s death cages, crowded with African-Americans
waiting to die? If he could walk our inner-city streets again and see the legacy of crack cocaine, the. gangs,
and hopeless poverty? I imagine him weeping, his tears drowned out by sirens and the sound of automatic
gunfire, his message of love and reconciliation smothered by fascist ideologues.
Black mayors. Black Congressmen. Black police chiefs. Black generals. Black rock stars. Black film stars.
Black sports stars. Some commentators argue that the glass is half empty, others that it is half full. The
analogy hardly matters. We lurch toward the year 2000, dragging our bloody chains, our crimes, behind us.
Millions of African-Americans are still living in poverty, captive to the “tricks” of institutional racism, police
bmtality, white fear, and capitalist manipulation.”
”Malcolm X intended to present his case before the United Nations. He was determined to tell the world
that the United States govern ment was systematically violating the human rights of its own black citizens.
Would the white community believe him, then or now? When the police fracture a welfare mother’s skull, or
kill her son in the hallway of a housing project, the crime hardly makes the news. When the bullet-riddled
body of another black teenager is taken to the morgue, the event is of no importance. What we don’t see, we
don’t believe. What we don’t know, doesn’t happen. The mirror we looked into in the fifties has become the
vicious magic show of the nineties:
• Ending affirmative action means creating meritocracy.
• Cutting people off welfare means giving people hope.
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• Putting people to death means respecting life.
• Building atomic submarines, instead of schools, means protecting democracy.
• Destroying our children means saving them.”
1. http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Lambs-War-Skirmishes-Autobiography/dp/1567511007
DYING TO THE FLESH? (2007-08-20 17:23)
Hmmmm. Is a glimpse of ”dying to the flesh” what just wafted over me a few seconds ago? I was pondering
lugging my body back in front of the Sudan Embassy 6d/21h for months.
My body is not, NOT happy about the idea. But it is not pulling me away from the idea either. ”Dying to
the flesh?” Yes, this is what I sensed.
Am I moving in this direction? Certainly.
Do I have any regrets? Yes. I regret that I am learning about this and gaining some capacity for it at 56 years
not 8 years old. Oh my God, what a mistake, what an error, what a travesty is our worship of selfishness /
disconnection / self-indulgence.... Hell. Pleasure Island. Filthy. Blood soaked.
Will I ever be good at it - at Dying to the Flesh? I pray so. We’ll see.
:-)
WE WILL SERVE ONE MASTER. SELF? or HUMANKIND? (2007-08-21 07:23)
”MAN CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS.” MAN WILL SERVE ONE MASTER.
WE WILL BE SLAVE.
to SELF? or to HUMANKIND?
Slavery is an inescapable condition - our nervous system WILL BE FOCUSED in a quasi permanent way.
This is inescapable.
Each of us will be either:
1. Slave to SELF / SELFISHNESS / DISINTEREST IN OTHER’S WELL BEING / EXPLOITATION /
DELUSION;
2. Slave to WELL BEING OF HUMANKIND / OTHERISHNESS / LIFE / TRUTH / LOVE / LIFE.
WHICH MASTER DO YOU SERVE?
WHICH MASTER WILL YOU SERVE?
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SIN OF EMPIRE: GIVING CAESAR WHAT IS GOD’S (2007-08-21 08:51)
”Resist not evil.”
”But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.” [1]Matthew Chapter 5
It is imperative that the ”Peace” movement grasp this; AND THEY DO NOT.
We must allow
NO attention to go toward
sinful ”government,” and
AND ALL NEEDED ATTENTION
TO BE FOCUSED ON
OUR SUFFERING / ERRING
SISTERS AND BROTHERS!
1. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew5.htm
TODAY’S ”CHURCH” IS LIKE AN ANCHOR TO A LIFESAVING SWIMMER
(2007-08-21 12:14)
Is there anything else to say?
Is there any justification before Jesus / Good / God / Churchgoers / Clergy for diverting energy from ”the
least of these” to Church?
When a building is
reduced to rubble
by decay
NO ONE USES
THE DECAYED REFUSE
TO REBUILD.
THEY ALWAYS START ANEW.
IF MATERIALS
FROM THE RUINS
PRESENT THEMSELVES
AS APPROPRIATE
THEY ARE ACCEPTED
WITH JOY.
BUT NEVER ARE THEY
THE STARTING POINT.
BEING ”SAVED” IS RADICAL ”CANCER” SURGURY (2007-08-23 08:41)
[1]Mark Chapter 10:29
Jesus said, ”Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or
father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel 30 who will not receive a hundred times
more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with
persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
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• YOU CANNOT LOSE ”GOD,” GOOD, LOVE, LIFE, TRUTH
• WHATEVER YOU LOSE IS NOT ”GOD,” GOOD, LOVE, LIFE, TRUTH
• ALL CANCER WILL BE REMOVED: YOU WILL LOSE EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT ”GOD,”
GOOD, LOVE, LIFE, TRUTH
1. http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/mark/mark10.htm
!!!!! WHAT BEING ”SAVED” LOOKS LIKE !!!!! (2007-08-23 08:42)
[1]
Our nervous system provides
ONLY THESE TWO PATHS.
THERE ARE NO OTHER.
YOUR ENTIRE
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
LIES ALONG THESE PATHS.
1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RtB7RNXvbyI/AAAAAAAAAPE/1-0ibYollV4/s1600-h/What+Saved+Looks+Like+3.
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE? (2007-08-23 08:44)
There is no post on this site that is more important or elemental.
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?
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1. Selfish, self-centered, finite centered, pleasure-seeking Flesh?
2. Otherish, other-centered, infinite, humane, loving, joy-filled Humanity / World-Famliness / Militant
Good / Love?
You cannot chose to be both or neither.
You will, YOU WILL ”BE” one or the other.
WE ”DO” SELL OUR SOUL IN THIS CULTURE (2007-08-23 09:08)
You’ve sold your soul to the extent that what you do is to:
• Keep my job
• Keep my wife
• Please my parents
• Stay out of jail
• Stay alive
• Stay safe
• Avoid hunger
• Avoid pain
• Be popular
• Be successful
• Get sex
• Get stuff
• Protect ”my children” (if they are not among ”the least of these.”)
• Protect ”my family” (if they are not among ”the least of these.”)
• Etc.
• Etc.
”SAVED:” YOU LOSE EVERYTHING... EXCEPT THE GREAT STUFF
(2007-08-23 10:23)
”SAVED:”
YOU LOSE EVERYTHING...
EXCEPT THE GREAT STUFF
Questions? Email me.
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I DON’T ASK FOR THINGS CUZ IF THEY ARE MINE THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN
ALREADY (2007-08-23 12:35)
I DON’T ASK FOR THINGS
CUZ IF THEY ARE MINE
THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN
TO ME ALREADY.
:-)
PLEASE DO NOT WAKE ME!!! THE ROAD TO HELL. (2007-08-23 13:31)
PLEASE DO NOT WAKE ME!!!
THE ROAD TO HELL.
Why does the media lie?
Why does the US Gov. lie?
BECAUSE WE DO NOT
WANT TO BE AWAKENED
FROM OUR BLOOD-SOAKED
DREAM / THE WORLD’S
NIGHTMARE.
”...cannot see our brother in need without stripping ourselves...” (2007-08-23 13:56)
As Peter Maurin says (quoted by Dorothy, p. 86, ”Loaves and Fishes”):
”We cannot see
our brother [or sister] in need
without stripping ourselves.
It is the only [genuine]
way we have
of showing our love.”
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IF WE WORK FOR SALARY WE DO NOT WORK FOR LOVE (2007-08-23 13:59)
IF WE WORK FOR SALARY
WE DO NOT WORK FOR LOVE
GET ”REAL.” BE ”REAL.” (2007-08-23 17:00)
GET ”REAL.” BE ”REAL.”
These mean something important. My brother [1]Thomas the prophet, on those rare occasions when someone
meets his approval, or does not, are they ”real” seems to be central to his determination.
Real:
• ”REALity” for 95 % of the world’s population.
• Of ”REAL” hope for 95 % of our ”world-family.”
[2]Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - [3]Cite This Source
re·al1 [4]/riYl, ril/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ree-uhl, reel] Pronunciation Key - Show
IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
2. existing or occurring as fact; actual rather than imaginary, ideal, or fictitious: a story taken from real life.
3. being an actual thing; having objective existence; not imaginary: The events you will see in the film are
real and not just made up.
4. being actually such; not merely so-called: a real victory.
5. genuine; not counterfeit, artificial, or imitation; authentic: a real antique; a real diamond; real silk.
6. unfeigned or sincere: real sympathy; a real friend.
7. Informal. absolute; complete; utter: She’s a real brain.
8. Philosophy.
a. existent or pertaining to the existent as opposed to the nonexistent.
b. actual as opposed to possible or potential.
c. independent of experience as opposed to phenomenal or apparent.
9. (of money, income, or the like) measured in purchasing power rather than in nominal value: Inflation has
driven income down in real terms, though nominal income appears to be higher.
[5]Roget’s New Millennium" Thesaurus - [6]Cite This Source
Main Entry:
real
Part of Speech:
adjective
Definition:
genuine
Synonyms:
[7]absolute, [8]actual, [9]authentic, [10]bodily, [11]bona fide, [12]certain, [13]concrete, [14]corporal, [15]cor-
poreal, [16]de facto, [17]embodied, [18]essential, [19]evident, [20]existent, [21]existing, [22]factual, [23]firm,
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[24]heartfelt, [25]honest, [26]incarnate, [27]indubitable, [28]intrinsic, [29]irrefutable, [30]it, [31]legitimate,
[32]live, [33]material, [34]original, [35]palpable, [36]perceptible, [37]physical, [38]positive, [39]present, [40]right,
[41]rightful, [42]sensible, [43]sincere, [44]solid, [45]sound, [46]stable, [47]substantial, [48]substantive, [49]tangi-
ble, [50]true, [51]unaffected, [52]undeniable, [53]undoubted, [54]unfeigned, [55]valid, [56]veritable
Antonyms:
[57]false, [58]imaginary, [59]imitation, [60]unreal
1. http://prop1.org/thomas.htm
2. http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna.html
3. http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?qh=real&ia=luna
4.
https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2Freal
5. http://thesaurus.reference.com/help/faq/roget.html
6. http://thesaurus.reference.com/cite.html?qh=real&ia=roget
7. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/absolute
8. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/actual
9. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/authentic
10. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/bodily
11. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/bona%20fide
12. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/certain
13. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/concrete
14. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/corporal
15. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/corporeal
16. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/de%20facto
17. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/embodied
18. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/essential
19. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/evident
20. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/existent
21. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/existing
22. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/factual
23. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/firm
24. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/heartfelt
25. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/honest
26. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/incarnate
27. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/indubitable
28. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/intrinsic
29. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/irrefutable
30. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/it
31. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/legitimate
32. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/live
33. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/material
34. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/original
35. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/palpable
36. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/perceptible
37. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/physical
38. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/positive
39. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/present
40. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/right
41. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/rightful
42. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sensible
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43. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sincere
44. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/solid
45. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sound
46. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/stable
47. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/substantial
48. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/substantive
49. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/tangible
50. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/true
51. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/unaffected
52. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/undeniable
53. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/undoubted
54. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/unfeigned
55. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/valid
56. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/veritable
57. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/false
58. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/imaginary
59. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/imitation
60. http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/unreal
NO GOOD WORK IS PAID (2007-08-23 18:39)
NO GOOD WORK IS PAID.
Who in ”God’s Name” would say that Her work is ”Paid” work?
• Jesus?
• Gandhi?
• Mandela?
• Beko?
• Mother Teresa?
• Francis of Assisi?
• Phil Berrigan?
• Liz McAllister?
• Dorothy Day?
• Peter Maurin?
• Diane Wilson?
• Col. Anne Wright?
• Ellen Thomas?
• Thomas?
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• Connie?
• Catholic Workers?
• Etc?
• Etc?
GANDHI WAS THE EQUIVALENT OF HOW MANY MAGATON BOMBS?
(2007-08-24 02:17)
How many nuclear bombs would it have taken to liberate India from the British?
How many nuclear bombs would it have taken to gain civil rights for people of color?
STATISM, CORPORATISM, ETC EXISTS FOR IRRESPONSIBLITY (2007-08-24 02:18)
STATISM, CORPORATISM, RELIGIONISM, ETC EXISTS IN ORDER TO ENABLE IRRESPONSIBIL-
ITY ON THE PART OF SOME PEOPLE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.
STATISM, CORPORATISM, ETC EXISTS TO DEHUMANIZE (2007-08-24 02:19)
Do the President, King, etc. truly accept the ”limits” to their humanity of their role? Only for public show.
Yet they impose at pain of death the roles of ”state” on everyone else.
WHEN YOU SUPERORDINATE ANOTHER’S ROLE YOU DEHUMANIZE
(2007-08-24 02:20)
WHEN YOU SUPERORDINATE ANOTHER’S ROLE YOU DEHUMANIZE THEM AN YOU. You take
infinite potential beings and amputate massive parts of that potentiality.
DESTRUCTIVE VIOLENCE IS FORCE AGAINST. FAMILINESS IS VIOLENCE
FOR. (2007-08-24 02:58)
DESTRUCTIVE ”VIOLENCE” IS FORCE AGAINST. FAMILINESS IS FORCE / VIOLENCE FOR.
In the name of God please let us get past this notion that there is Peace without omnipresent VIOLENCE OF
A POSTIVE NATURE - MILITANT LOVE / MILITANT FAMILYNESS / MILITANT PEACEMAKING.
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THE VALUE OF THE WORK = COMPENSATION FORGONE (2007-08-24 11:18)
Jesus, your mother, your father, Assisi, Dorothy Day, Teresa, McKenna....
:-) (2007-08-25 16:55)
[1]
1. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RtClrtXvbzI/AAAAAAAAAPM/-ZKP4Jt81R8/s1600-h/Presentation1.jpg
2.9 September
THERE ARE REAL FOOLS: THOSE NOT FOR CHRIST (2007-09-03 22:02)
Please hear me. Think about it. If Jesus spoke of how ”Foolish” people would think his followers to be, and if
we knew that his followers were not fools... THEN WHO ARE THE FOOLS?!?!?!??!!?
Anyone that is not dedicating themselves to total, radical world-family, radically coming out of empire and
fighting life-or-death revolution to make the Kin-dom reality, is a FOOL.
DARFUR VIGIL TERMINATED. EMPIRE DEFLATION BEGUN. (2007-09-05 06:20)
See: [1]START LOVING IRAN IRAQ
1. http://startlovingiraniraq.blogspot.com/
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CHRISTIAN LIFE: SACRIFICE TO THE DEATH FOR KINDOM (2007-09-05 06:24)
LOVINGLY DIE DESTROYING EMPIRE, BUILDING KINDOM (2007-09-05 06:25)
KIN-DOM. KINDOM. (2007-09-05 06:25)
OVERPRIVILEGE (2007-09-05 06:25)
BIBLICAL BLASPHEMY: ASSERTING GOD AS FATHER ... (2007-09-05 06:39)
I HAVE BEEN DYING SINCE I WAS CONCIEVED ... (2007-09-05 06:42)
I HAVE BEEN DYING SINCE I WAS CONCIEVED ... AND SO HAVE YOU; SINCE THE TIME OF
YOUR CONCEPTION. THIS IS AN INDESPUTABLE, BIOLOGICAL FACT.
SOOOOOO... NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT
YOU ”ARE”
AT THIS MOMENT DYING...
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DIE FOR?
CHRIST? SPIRIT OF LOVING. ANTICHRIST? SPIRIT OF EMPIRE.
(2007-09-05 07:26)
EVIL, SIN IS ENTIRELY EMPIRE. I think so. (2007-09-05 07:28)
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AM I FINALLY TO ”START?” I THINK SO. (2007-09-05 07:44)
From a letter to folks that have been family to me:
Your love has meant the world to me.
I think that my life has been easy for you to bear compared with what is in store now. I’m just getting
glimpses, finally, FINALLY, of what I am here on earth to do. I think. I am so excited, so grateful I am
sobbing. The Almighty is maybe answering my begging after all these years, I think. ”PLEASE SHOW
ME HOW I CAN HELP, HOW TO MAKE ALL THIS CRUELTY, KILLING, STARVING, INHUMANITY
STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” I beg answer of Her. I’m beginning to be shown what I can do, how I can finally be of
some help.
When and if I have clarity I’ll share with you more. For now, what I am ”Hearing” from God is a miracle,
and something of which you will be enormously proud, and anguished. No, you will NOT be horrified or
mortified. And maybe as has happened so often what I am hearing now is not to materialize. We’ll see.
I’m sorry I can’t share more right now. I don’t expect to act in the way I’m beginning to ”see” for several
more weeks. You must respect and yield my need for this space, silence as to further explanation, at the
moment.
Pray for me. Pray for our 100 billion brothers and sisters, born and unborn.
Loving you immensely, Start
ps: You must disconnect from me if and when traveling with me as you have gets too intense. You are
responsible to protect your blessed and utterly essential ability to contribute, from damage.
pps: I’ve never been given more important revelation than is in the process of posting at [1]START LOVING.
You might want to keep checking over the next few days.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/
!!!! GOD IS THE LOVING TRUTH OF LIFE !!!! (2007-09-05 08:14)
We will NEVER know more than that.
I have never written a more important post. And as usual, I’m the messenger, not the source. The source?
The Hebrew Bible on which the life lived by Jesus, and the Corruption we know today as the Bible and New
Testament are based.
Jehovah within the Hebrew Bible of Jesus’ time was - the divine forces that we all feel, but will NEVER BE
ABLE TO NAME.
ALL WE CAN EVER KNOW ABOUT GOD FOR SURE:
GOD IS:
LOVING-ABSOLUTE-TRUTH-ABOUT-SECURING-ABUNDANT-LIFE-FOR-THE-INDIVIDUA
L-AND-OF-ALL-HUMANITY.
FATHER? MOTHER? SENTIENT? COGNIZANT? ALIEN? INFINITE? WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO
NAME ANY OF THIS FOR SURE. WE ARE MAD NOT TO IMAGINE ABOUT ”FATHER,” ”MOTHER,”
ETC. BUT WE MURDER WHEN WE LIVE AS THOUGH OUR IMAGININGS ARE ”TRUTH.”
My source on this about Jehovah? Saint [1]David Dellinger. God help the person that doubts Dave Dellinger
as a source without God Damn good reason and authority to do so.
1. http://daviddellingerquotations.blogspot.com/
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:-) (2007-09-05 09:07)
[1]
[2]
1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rt6a2tXvcEI/AAAAAAAAARQ/GIQw7eeAkt8/s1600-h/Start+chimp.jpg
2. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rt6attXvcDI/AAAAAAAAARI/9kGUL75Y-SU/s1600-h/Start+chimp.jpg
NEW SITE HEADDER (2007-09-05 09:10)
Now at the top of this site:
”LOVING” is our only way
to Rescue and Restore Humanity
from the planetary Hell
of our ”STARVING” and ”KILLING.”
Our ”LOVING” HEARTS
are the only thing
”strong” enough, ”wise” enough,
”brave” enough
to get us out of this mess.
”STARVING” and ”KILLING”
CREATED THIS HELL:
”STARVING” OTHERS
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OF THE LIFETIME OF SERVICE
TO THEM
WE ARE BORN TO GIVE;
”KILLING”
AS WE HAVE
OUR STATES DO
TO EXTORT OVERPRIVILEGE.
STOP ”STARVING.”
STOP ”KILLING.”
START ”LOVING.”
SAINT WILLIAM STRINGFELLOW (2007-09-05 09:25)
[1]William Stringfellow 1928 - 1985
”Can the pope speak infallibly?”, Stringfellow was asked at an ecumenical gathering. He reply was swift and
sure. ”Any Christian who speaks in conformity to the gospel speaks infallibly.” It was typical of the pithy
pronouncements which would endear him to many. Yet he was ever as profound as he was precise. When
Karl Barth visited the United States in 1962 he pointed past the seminary professors to the diminutive lawyer
and remarked, ”This is the man America should be listening to.”
William Stringfellow was born in Johnston, Rhode Island. His father was a knitter in a stocking factory.
Needing money for a university education, he held three jobs in his last year of high school, yet managed
to gain several scholarships and find himself at Bates College by age fifteen. Another scholarship took
him to the London School of Economics. It was here, he was to write later, that he learned the difference
between vocation and career. Military service followed with the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army.
When other soldiers complained that they were deprived of an identity in the armed forces and couldn’t
”be themselves”, he disagreed. He knew that it is the living Word of God, Jesus Christ, which gives us our
identity and frees us to ”own” ourselves, cherish ourselves, profoundly be ourselves, anywhere.
Next was Harvard Law School. While a degree from this prestigious institution was a key which unlocked
many doors, the door on which he knocked belonged to a slum tenement in Harlem, New York City. He had
decided to work among poor blacks and Hispanics, the most marginalized of the metropolis. The move from
Harvard to Harlem was jarring. His apartment measured twenty-five feet by twelve feet. Earlier five children
and three adults had lived in it. The kitchen contained a tiny sink and an old refrigerator (neither of which
worked), an old gas stove, a bathtub, and a seatless toilet bowl. Thousands of cockroaches were on hand to
greet him. ”Then I remembered that this is the sort of place in which most people live, in most of the world,
for most of the time. Then I was home[2]......”
His frustration with seminaries was inconsolable. Liberal schools of theology, having disdained the bible,
offered little more than ”poetic recitations...social analysis, gimmicks, solicitations, sentimentalities, and
corn.” Fundamentalist institutions, on the other hand, had yet to learn that ”...if they actually took the bible
seriously they would inevitably love the world more readily...because the Word of God is free and active in
the world.”
1. http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/Heritage/Stringfellow.htm
2. http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/Heritage/Stringfellow.htm
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IS START MORBIDLY SEXIST? !!! PLEASE HELP !!! (2007-09-05 09:38)
For the first time in my life, now I have seen a ”Church” of more than one to 5 ”Christian” people. I’m about
56 years old. Do you know what I am saying?
I spent time with this Church all weekend. I’ll guess that the cost they’ve paid fighting nonviolently for their
6 billion brothers and sisters is 20+ years in prison. Yes, you heard me.
Which certain senior female person in this ”Church” wrote the following to me is utterly unimportant, and if
you think you know who it is, put that thought out of your mind immediately - it is the Devil working. But
that it is held by one (and many I suspect) of these Saints is crucial for me to wrestle with. Their message to
me (below) may be correct. The message for me may be incorrect. I must decide. IF YOU KNOW ME, tell
me what you think.
—-
”Dear Start,
The whole feminist revolution seems to have eluded you. The way you speak to and of women is inappropriate
and, often, insulting; this is especially true of the way you speak to younger women. Your language is far
from inclusive. And that language, it seems to me, reflects a spirit that is not inclusive....”
—-
Dear friends. I’m not interested in whether I can cross ”t’s” or dot ”i’s” better than I do. No time for that, no
time to be concerned with ”perfection.” NO TIME NOT TO BE CONCERNED WITH EXCELLENCE ON
IMPORTANT ISSUES! What I need to determine is to what degree is this feedback to me:
1. A correct assessment of a major source of destruction on my part, or...
2. Reflective of what is true of most every ”revolution,” that the outcome of the revolution in the eyes of
the ”victor” is that those who dominated (in this case men) are now TO BE DOMINATED, subservient,
servile, oppressed... (which I am not and will not be).
Do I empower people powerfully, in this case especially young women, or do I disempower - act to dominate
them. PLEASE HELP ME. PLEASE HELP ME (IF YOU CAN. POST ”COMMENTS” TO THIS SITE.
I’LL PUBLISH WHAT YOU WRITE I AM SURE.)
!!! WHAT MILLIONS SHOULD DO, ONE MAN MUST DO !!! (2007-09-05 15:14)
• What Millions would do, one woman did do. Rosa Parks
• What Millions would do, one man did do. Nelson Mandella
• What Millions might do, one woman is doing. Aung San Suu Kyi
• What Millions would do, one man did do. Steven Beko
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• What no ”Christians” would do, one man did do. Deitrich Bonhoeffer
• What Millions would do, one man did do. Gandhi
• What Hundreds now do, one woman did do. Rachel Corrie
• What Dozens now do, one woman did do. Liz MacAllister
• What Dozens now do, one man did do. Phil Berrigan
• What Billions of Christians have not done, one man did do. Jesus
• And on...
• And on...
The point?
• Before billions of cell phones would be bought, one cell phone was bought.
• Before everyone rejected apartheid, one person had to reject it.
• Before everyone in the US rejected slavery, one person had to.
• Before everyone sterilized scapels, Lister had to do it for decades, alone.
”What is to give light
must endure the burning.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
A blaze that incinerates ALL Empire
would start with one, lone torch.
Start Loving
-
[2]!!! WHAT MILLIONS SHOULD DO, ONE MAN MUST DO !!!
IGNITE THE FIRE
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click the match.[3] IGNITE THE FIRE OF HUMANITY
!!click the match above!!
DO IT!
DO IT!!
DO IT!!!
You see I AM RESPONSABLE in ”[4]Dances With Wolves” in the opening sequence - the battle that is a
genocidal stalemate until....
[5]
The armies are across the field from one another...
[6]
[7] Agonizing, slow, mutual slaughter...
[8]
One person faces the madness, they are dead already...
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[9] Quietly, alone one rides out -[10]WHAT MILLIONS
MIGHT DO, ONE MAN MUST DO
[11]
[12]
As in EVERY CRUCIAL STRUGGLE, the odds are impossible...
[13] But HOPE and POSSIBILITY, HUMANITY are
in the ATTEMPT....
[14]
[15] } } } } } } } } ALL IT TAKES IS ONE MATCH. YOU? { { { { { { { {
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[16]
The Infection of ”Possibility” Spreads...
[17]
And spreads....
[18]
And Salvation is at hand.
IGNITE THE FIRE
click the match.[19] IGNITE THE FIRE OF HUMANITY
!!click the match above!!
DO IT!
DO IT!!
DO IT!!!
[20]!!! WHAT MILLIONS MUST DO, ONE MAN MUST DO - NOW !!!
1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEz2X4MnDI/AAAAAAAAAno/C92hmIU32bs/s1600-h/ONE+PERSON+MUST.jpg
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-millions-might-do-on-man-must-do.html
3. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rw8CAn4MmhI/AAAAAAAAAjY/Oj8cjUtNQyo/s1600-h/bonfire.jpg
4. http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/reviews/Dances-with-Wolves
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5. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxELN34Mm-I/AAAAAAAAAnA/Obo0PQQVFsI/s1600-h/dances+4.jpg
6. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxELN34Mm9I/AAAAAAAAAm4/D1e-5opDxsA/s1600-h/dances+3.jpg
7. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxELNn4Mm7I/AAAAAAAAAmo/lye-LDoOdxs/s1600-h/dances+1.jpg
8. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEKxH4Mm2I/AAAAAAAAAmA/hOMf1fZlOWY/s1600-h/dances+7.jpg
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10. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-millions-might-do-on-man-must-do.html
11. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxELN34Mm_I/AAAAAAAAAnI/8uIdZv1Fyhw/s1600-h/dances+5.jpg
12. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEKx34Mm4I/AAAAAAAAAmQ/ujz_YHZJJ0Y/s1600-h/dances+11.jpg
13. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEKyH4Mm6I/AAAAAAAAAmg/mgsqm9GzUZ4/s1600-h/dances+13.jpg
14. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEIH34MmuI/AAAAAAAAAlA/zGhoolMEgxY/s1600-h/dances+16.jpg
15. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/10/all-it-takes-is-one-match-you.html
16. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEIHX4MmtI/AAAAAAAAAk4/TdZYi3croJQ/s1600-h/dances+14.jpg
17. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEIH34MmvI/AAAAAAAAAlI/t8LyUBw3K9E/s1600-h/dances+17.jpg
18. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/RxEIIH4MmwI/AAAAAAAAAlQ/hx1ehxrKqCU/s1600-h/dances+18.jpg
19. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nuKWYCNBpWQ/Rw8CAn4MmhI/AAAAAAAAAjY/Oj8cjUtNQyo/s1600-h/bonfire.jpg
20. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-millions-might-do-on-man-must-do.html
”THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL... (2007-09-05 15:59)
”The only thing necessary
for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing.”
[1]Edmund Burke
1. http://www.wisdomquotes.com/000896.html
WHY DID YOUNG FRANZ JAGERSTATTER STAND AS HITLER SHOT HIM?
(2007-09-05 16:06)
Q: WHY DID YOUNG FRANZ JAGERSTATTER STAND STILL WHILE HITLER SHOT HIM? ”[1]An
Austrian peasant, Franz Jägerstätter refused to serve in the Nazi army following Germany’s invasion of
Austria. His courageous and singular refusal was based in a deeply pietistic Catholicism. His story, and his
reflections, are a moving testimony to the moral responsibility of the individual as opposed to the obligations
of the state.”
A: BECAUSE THE LIFE OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLE WAS WORTH MORE TO FRANZ AGERSTATTER
THAN HIS OWN.
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/is-there-anything-individual-can-still.html
EMOTION. E-MOTION. E=MC Sqd. (2007-09-05 16:21)
EMOTION IS EVERYTHING. I HAD FORGOTTEN.
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JESUS WAS TOO YOUNG FOR ALC (2007-09-05 16:23)
JESUS, AT 33 WAS...
1. TOO YOUNG,
2. HAD NOT THE FAMILY LINES,
3. WAS TOO CHAUVINISTIC,
4. LACKED THE PRISON TIME,
5. AND LACKED THE PHARASIAN AFFILIATION...
... TO BE IN THE POWER STRUCTURE OF THE ATLANTIC LIFE COMMUNITY (ALC) / CATHOLIC
WORKER / JONAH HOUSE MOVEMENT.
PITY.
NUCLEAR DETONATION REQUIRES A TINY / MASSIVE BLAST (2007-09-05 16:26)
WE STARVE TO FORCE PROSTITUTION (2007-09-05 16:35)
A PROSTITUTE ... WAS STARVED INTO PROSTITUTION. I never saw this until today.
What I did see was - Yes s/he strips for PLEASURE because s/he likes it, and longs for the PLEASURE to
be bought with the MONEY afterwards.
What I did NOT see was that s/he did NOT, in favor of prostitution, turn down the JOYS attendant to:
• An incredibly loving partner
• A life-creating job and career
• A warm and welcoming home
• An incredibly functional / loving community / home...
A PROSTITUTE ...
WAS STARVED INTO PROSTITUTION
BY BEING STARVED OF THE JOYS
THAT WERE ”RIGHT” THAT S/HE HAVE.
I NEVER SAW THIS UNTIL TODAY. WHY TODAY?
I’VE BEEN OUT OF EMPIRE LONG ENOUGH, I GUESS.
[1]PROSTITUTION: ”DEVOTING ONE’S TALENT TO UNWORTHY CAUSE...”
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/prostitution-devoting-ones-talent-to.html
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IF WE COULD GET THE PENTAGON TO COPY THE PEACE MOVEMENT...
(2007-09-05 16:42)
REGARDING THE FORCES OF EMPIRE, PEACE WOULD BE ASSURED...
1. If we could bring their terminology down to the murderous inadequacy and energy containment of our
NONviolence, RESISTANCE, Passivism, Peace (I’m going to puke), Truth Force....
2. If we could give them our profound myopia / irresponsibility regarding the absolute truth of time, pace,
deadlines, launch windows, sufficient force...
3. If we could give them our void where must be a winning vision / plan / mission...
4. If we could give them our incapacity to see and believe that we can win...
5. If we could give them our aversion to envisioning what would win, and working backwards from there...
6. If we could give them our lack of courage...
7. If we could give them our unwillingness to die for the cause...
8. If we could give them our patience while those who depend on us are tortured and die...
9. If we could give them our requirement to be certain before stepping out...
10. If we could give them our faith in talk, media, tricks, trite, cute...
11. If we could give them our vision that paying a price as big as the opposition pays is not worth discussing...
12. If we could give them our willingness to accept failure...
13. If we could give them our willingness to forgo the attempt to win, and our unwillingness to risk repeated
failure...
14. If we could give them our willingness to waste massive amounts of time on unimportant, trivial, petty
issues...
NEEDED IS TO TRIGER A BLAST OF NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION
(2007-09-05 17:47)
WESTERN FAMILY: ANOTHER FORM OF ”EMPIRE” (2007-09-06 10:02)
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JESUS’ TEACHING: INFINITE SIMPLICITY; INFINITE COMPLEXITY
(2007-09-06 10:24)
JESUS’ TEACHING:
”YOU ALL HAVE THE SAME PARENT,
[1]JEHOVAH,
AND THEREFORE YOU ARE
ALL ONE FAMILY.
SIMPLE.
GET ON WITH IT.
NOW.
BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.”
1. INFINITE SIMPLICITY
2. INFINITE COMPLEXITY
What is more simple than white light from the sun? But in that light are all the colors, all the TRILLIONS
of colors and shadings in the universe.
What is more simple than the ”sight”provided by your eyes? But with that ”sight”you can navigate unassisted
virtually anyplace on the entire planet, or in the universe.
What is more simple than ”Love as I have loved?” And with that Love you are called to all of the Joy and all
of the Pain on the planet. And with that Love you become equipped to ”see” with the Eyes S/He has - where
you are needed in His/Her family and what you were born to die attempting to help.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/09/biblical-blasphemy-asserting-god-as.html
BORN TO DIE TRYING. (2007-09-06 10:37)
BORN TO DIE TRYING. Is there a more overwhelmingly blessed thought?
1. Your heart in your chest was born to die trying to give you health.
2. Your eyes were born to die trying to give you effectiveness.
3. Your Love was born to die trying to make you savior of the world.
EMPIRE’S CROWNING BLOW: MAKING ”FAMILY,” EMPIRE (2007-09-06 10:57)
What looks ”cute” below is deathly important.
There are two realms, and only two that our nervous system has the ability to inhabit:
1. Empire
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2. Kindom
Empire is any and every state of consciousness that is NOT ”World-Family / Kindom.”
The crowning blow of Western / US Free Market Capitalism is to inculcate absolutely into biological (family)
units - the state of ”Empire.” Per se, by definition, by IMmoral responsibility to be ”Family” in this corrupt
culture means to SEPARATE those with your DNA and place them ABOVE those without your DNA.
The proof? Who are our Saints? EXACTLY THOSE THAT HAVE ESCAPED THIS CROWNING BLOW
OF EMPIRE:
• Jesus
• King
• Gandhi
• Sojourner Truth
• Eleanor Roosevelt
• Abraham Lincoln
• Rosa Parks
• Steve Beko
• Rachel Corrie
• Teresa of Calcutta
• Beverly
• Bonhoeffer
• Thomas
• Ellen
• Berrigan
• McKenna....
THERE IS NO CORRUPTION AS MURDEROUS IN THIS UNIVERSE AS EMPIRE DISPLACING
KINDOM WITHIN THE BIOLOGICAL UNIT.
”Nothing is so tempting as
evil in the garb of virtue.”
Martin Luther King
Jesus did not say ”Admire me,”
Jesus said, ”Follow me.”
Start Loving
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IN CONTRAST: HUMANE/CHRISTIAN AND EMPIRISTS (2007-09-07 06:55)
”My point is that both Yeshua and Gandhi confronted Empire and both were considered ’rubbish’ by the
political elites. But the empirists underestimated the power of Love and nonviolence.(Sorry I had to explain
myself Namaste ”
Anonymous
This morning waking up was the following inspiration:
• SANE HUMANS / JEWS could not do what is being done to Palestinians, it is against the Jewish
religion to treat people in that way. EMPIRISTS / ZIONISTS, not Jews are visiting the unspeakable
violence and inhumanity on our family Palestine. (This part I already knew. Now the NEW PART!!!)
• SANE HUMANS / CHRISTIANS could not do what the US is doing to itself and to the rest of the
world, as this greatest in history evil and inhumanity is exactly forbidden by the religion of Christ Jesus.
EMPIRISTS not Sane Humans / Christians are visiting the unspeakable violence and inhumanity on
our world-family.
We better look in the mirror.
Are we Humane / Christian,
or Empirist
today?
PEACEMAKING LANGUAGE: SMASH OUR SHACKLES (2007-09-07 07:18)
The Spirit of Empire gave us the language of the so-called Peace Movement.
If we could get the Pentagon to embrace language like ours it would be the end of war:
• Non?!??!!? -violence
• Resistance?!?!?!?!?
• Peace??!?!??! If there were peace, there would be no babies... GIVING BIRTH IS NOT PEACE-FUL!!!!!
The fact is that this language is used for a reason - TO KEEP THINGS SAFE AND COMFORTABLE -
FOR THOSE IN THE ”MOVEMENT.”
Well, things are not Safe and Comfortable for folks in:
• Iraq
• Iran
• Congo
• Darfur
• 9th Ward New Orleans
• Palestine
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• Sierra Leone
• South America
• Africa
• Inner Cities
• Etc...
• Etc...
• Etc....
What language is more hopeful and helpful?
• War of construction
• Waging Love
• Waging Brotherhood / Familiness
• Waging World Family
• Massive Militant Direct Action
• Radical Familyness
• Familiness to the Death
• Total Deflation of Empire
• Total Counteraction of Empire
• Total Replacement of Empire with Kindom
• Etc...
• Etc...
• Etc....
DESTROY EMPIRE, TO THE DEATH. ”THE EMPIRE” IS ILLUSION
(2007-09-07 07:36)
”THE EMPIRE:” We mortally sin / err, and become instantly and completely irrelevant when we fight ”the
Empire.” ”The Empire” is guns, bombs, planes, legal systems, congress, Democrats, Republicans, Starbucks,
Wal Mart; and EMPIRISTS, people enTranced with Empire. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER IS
”THE EMPIRE” THE TARGET OR ”ENEMY.” ”THE EMPIRE” IS A MIRAGE, A SYMPTOM OF THE
MORTAL ENEMY OF ALL HUMANITY AND LIFE ON EARTH - THE SPIRIT OF ”EMPIRE” THAT IS
MURDERING EVERYTHING GOOD.
”EMPIRE, THE SPIRIT OF:”
All Life for the individual, DNA-family, world-family, 60 billion unborn depends on a global fight to the death
(we fighters) against Empire.
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PRINCIPLES OF KINDOM-BUILDING [NONVIOLENT] ACTION (2007-09-07 07:59)
The mechanics of Kindom-Building / Empire Deflation are:
1. Awaken the Empirist;
2. From their sociopathic trance;
3. By giving them a shocking encounter;
4. With extremely heroic Kindom / Kindness / Compassion / Love.
The criteria of a hopeful Direct Action:
• EXTREMELY SELF SACRIFICIAL
• IMMENSE SELF CONTROL / ZERO OTHER CONTROL
• WHAT MILLIONS WOULD DO, ONE PERSON MUST DO
• EXTREME OBEDIENCE TO HIGHER LAW
• EXTREME BRAVERY
• STRONGEST, MOST HONEST POSSIBLE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION / WITNESS
• ZERO SACRIFICIAL OF OTHERS / EMPIRISTS / THE EMPIRE (STUFF)
See [1]Glossary for terms.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
I MAY NOT BE AMONG YOU MUCH LONGER (2007-09-07 08:00)
My time among you may be getting short. I’ve thought that before other actions I’ve taken, and I think it
now with what I am contemplating. I’m still among you after those other actions, maybe after this upcoming
one as well. I may ”dodge the bullet” for 50 more years!
Jehovah, the Almighty Powers we all feel and never will be able to name, your will be done.
”TIME:” DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS/GANDHI AND YOU (2007-09-07 08:14)
Q: What is the difference between Gandhi / Jesus / King and the rest of us when it comes to being humane?
A: Time.
When others are suffering Gandhi / Jesus / King think about TIME: FAST, IMMEDIATE, EMERGENCY.
When you and I see others suffering WE IGNORE TIME; Hmm, I’m busy now, Later, Sometime Soon.
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”THINKING” AND ”TALKING:” SUBVERSIVE DIVERSIONS BY EMPIRE
(2007-09-07 09:43)
Thinking and Talking are neither per se good or bad. It depends whether [1]Kindom or [2]Empire are in
charge. Two examples:
1. Empire (spirit of) in charge: ”Hey friend, my car is on fire!” ”Hmmm. What do you want me to do
stranger?”
2. Kindom (spirit of) in charge: ”Hey man, I was just outside and your car is on fire!” ”Oh my God.
Brother, please call 911 while I go try to extinguish it!”
#1 - THINKING and TALKING to make us STRANGERS, to enable IRRESPONSIBILITY / DISUNITY /
DISTANCE / DIVORCE / DISMISSAL !!!!
#2 - THINKING and TALKING to UNITE us as FAMILY, KIN, KINDOM to enable RESPONSIBILITY /
COMMUNITY / COOPERATION / COLLABORATION !!!
We are all capable of either or. The fate of the planet depends on selecting Kindom. Always. Time is up.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
INSANE TO BE SURE BUSH DID 911! INSANE TO BE SURE HE DID NOT.
(2007-09-07 11:02)
INSANE TO BE SURE BUSH DID 911! INSANE TO BE SURE HE DID NOT.
Yes, there ARE some that know for sure - Bush for example and those immediately involved if they did do it
- execute or engineer 911, the newst Perl Harbor.
The point? Where it would be crazy to think such a thing about Jimmy Carter, IT IS NOT CRAZY TO
THINK THAT BUSH / CHENEY MIGHT HAVE.
How do you live in the face of such potential craziness. YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE, WITH PURE MILITANT
BROTHERLINESS / PURE NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TO:
1. Get them out of office, or,
2. Get those in government around them to stop supporting their barbarity - a NEW 911 or Preemptive
War on Iran!!!!!!
OUT OF THE BLUE DW SAID TODAY... (2007-09-07 11:08)
OUT OF THE BLUE DW, AN INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN HERO, SAID TODAY SOMETHING
ALONG THE LINES OF, ”START, I THINK YOU MAY BE THE REINCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST.”
I’VE ALWAYS GUESSED DW IS ATHIEST. AND I HAVE NO REASON TO GUESS DIFFERENTLY
NOW. I SUPPOSE I AM TOO, BUT, AGNOSTIC I’D GUESS ABOUT MYSELF IS MORE THE CASE.
I SAID IN REPLY, ”THAT WOULD BE GREAT!!!!!!!!! I’VE BEEN YEARNING TO BE LIKE HIM, TO
BE TAKEN OVER BY HIS SPIRIT 100 % ALL OF MY LIFE. AND IF HE DOESN’T COME BACK IN
ALL OF US, IMMEDIATELY, IT IS GAME OVER PLANET EARTH.” DW SEEMED TO AGREE.
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BEWARE THE HYPOCRITES (2007-09-07 13:27)
Jesus died to give us this warning: BEWARE THE HYPOCRITES.
If they say,
but they do not do,
they do not know.
I’m thinking:
Jim Walis, Walter Wink, George Bush,
Dick Cheyney...
If it quacks like a duck,
and walks like an alegator...
Start Loving
RISE ABOVE or RISE WITH (2007-09-07 13:48)
Rise With. The way of family, healthy tissue.
Rise Above: The way of enemy, EMPIRE, CANCER.
Thanks to Peter Maurin, Catholic Worker founder for this idea.
IT WOULD BE WORTH MY LIFE 100,000,000 TIMES IF... (2007-09-07 15:28)
What would be worth my life?
IT WOULD BE WORTH MY LIFE 100,000 TIMES IF...
• I could awaken my brother George Bush from his sociopathic [1]Empire madness.
• I could awaken my brother Dick Cheney from his sociopathic [2]Empire madness.
• I could awaken my sisters and brothers in congress from their sociopathic [3]Empire madness.
• I could awaken my US sisters and brothers from their enTrancement with [4]Empire.
• Etc. protect Iranians
• Etc. protect Iraquis
• Etc. protect Darfuries
• Etc. protect Palestinians
• Etc. protect US Imigrants
• Etc. protect US poor
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• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc.
• Etc..........................................
If it would be worth 100,000,000 of my lifetimes for certain accomplishment above, it would be worth my 1
lifetime for a 1 in 100,000,000 chance. For a 0 % chance? No. For a 1 in 100,000,000 chance of starting the
chain reaction igniting global-family, reign of Kindom? Yes.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
2. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
3. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/05/glossary.html
4. http://www.blogger.com/Empire
4:06pm. Oh my God. Jesus is the way. I never knew. (2007-09-07 16:02)
What am I saying? It is like, I just realized:
1. Jack Nicholas was a great golfer, but TIGER WOODS IS THE WAY.
2. Gandhi, King, Teresa, Mohammad, Abraham, Moses, Buddha... were great spiritual masters, but
JESUS IS THE WAY.
BONHOEFFER ESSAY - ACTING WHEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE (2007-09-07 16:16)
[1]Bonhoeffer Letters Excerpt
1. http://bonhoefferlettersexcerpt.blogspot.com/
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GOOGLE ”START LOVING” AND GET THIS SITE (2007-09-07 16:23)
Hmmmmmmmmmm. Try it. 9/7/07
THE ENTIRE WEAPON IS SELF-SACRIFICE / PAYING THE PRICE ONESELF
(2007-09-07 16:48)
THE ENTIRE WEAPON IS SELF-SACRIFICE /
PAYING THE PRICE ONESELF.
Hmmmm. Duh.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS SELF-DEFEATING /
EMPIRE FEEDING.
”LAW” IN EMPIRE IS SANCTIONED GLADIATORIAL WAR (2007-09-07 16:49)
Going to Law within Empire, not Kindom, is to”:
• Visit destruction / empire / evil / hatefulness on all involved.
• Feed Empire
• Destroy Kindom
”...Do not go to law...”
[1]Jesus
Also:
All hope is in
self-sacrifice revealing Empire.
Legal Gladitorialism
entirely clouds this revelation.
Act purely by the Law of
God / Good / Humanity.
Let Empire Punish Pure Goodness.
Empire will soon die from
too much Innocent blood.
Start Loving
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/02/central-teachings-of-jesus.html
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NECESSITY TO NON-SUBORDINATE TO EMPIRE ”LAW” (2007-09-07 17:13)
It is entirely necessary to not cooperate with the sentence of Empire Law when it inflicts gross penalty against
Kindom Law - of God / Good / What is Right...
MORE INSIGHTFULLY - such non cooperation including refusal of self defense (legal or brutal physical
attacks), mobility (walking), eating and water gives the sisters and brothers of the system, and all onlookers
huge evidence of how evil Empire is. Think of the crucifixion of Jesus.
See the hugely important: [1]TO KILL THE BEAST (DISCONNECTION) - OFFER IT ENOUGH INNO-
CENT BLOOD.
1. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2007/08/to-kill-beast-disconnection-offer-it.html
WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF CASUALTIES. THIS IS WAR. (2007-09-07 17:59)
”If men are not willing to practice the way of non-violence with the same kind of commitment and
recklessness of cost or consequences as they practice the way of war and as Communists work for
Communism, clearly non-violence will not work.” [1]A J Muste
”Peace is the way.” [2]A.J. Muste
What to do in the case of casualties? Think of what the most mutually committed marine unit does in the
middle of a fight to the death:
1. They keep their eye on the mission and allow NO DISTRACTION.
2. They risk their lives beyond that to support their comrade.
#1 first! #2 when possible.
To sacrifice Mission, #1,
to help a casualty,
is to render the casualty
MEANINGLESS.
NOTHING COULD BE
MORE CRUEL.
1. http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/
2. http://www.ajmuste.org/
THERE IS A ”HIGHER LAW” (2007-09-07 17:59)
If there is any conceivable circumstance in which the most human, law abiding ”citizen” could and would
disobey ”the law,” THAT is