Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Breaking the Code

Thom Hartmann's book got me thinking about words and how they are used as tools of power by people in power.

Once upon a time, when we borrowed money (say, to buy a house) the borrowed money was a debt. But the word debt has a problem - in the Biblical sense (Matthew 6:12). The people in power NEVER forgive debts - thus a debt become a "financial obligation."

Now many blind right-wingnuts like to thump their Bibles because they do not know (OR CAN NOT KNOW) what is expressed therein. President "W" Bush signed the biggest rewrite of U.S. bankruptcy law - taking away the possibility of anyone keeping a roof over their head when the real estate bubble popped!

So with the Tea-Baggers and the Moral Majority we get nothing short of a rewrite debt forgiveness [PDF] in the Lord's Prayer! What power they have!


And Rush, puffin' cigars with the junk bond king.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Last Teaching Of The Buddha

"The demon of worldly desires is always seeking chances to deceive the mind. If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out.

"You must break the bonds of worldly passions and drive them away as you would a viper. You must positively protect your own mind."

Almost 30 years ago, I first gave this lesson. And today, I give the lesson again. Where you have a corrupt and perverted churches harming children and youth, you must avoid supporting them in any way. Do not let their representatives into your house, let alone your family life. They are really after more than just money, they want to take over your mind or those of your children! Just as you find chanting "hare Krishna" distasteful, so too should you find "Hail Mary."

Most people can see this in the cult of the Hare Krishnas or the JWs but miss it in the Cult of Mary.

"Following 70 years of intensive excavations in the Land of Israel, archaeologists have found out: The patriarchs' acts are legendary, the Israelites did not sojourn in Egypt or make an exodus, they did not conquer the land. Neither is there any mention of the empire of David and Solomon, nor of the source of belief in the God of Israel. These facts have been known for years, but Israel is a stubborn people and nobody wants to hear about it." MORE HERE

Contrast the above paragraph with the Discovery of Lumbini

If you have managed to retain some modicum of control over your own mind - WAKE UP!