Awake

-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?
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I am AWAKE.



Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-


Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6


1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Humanity Is Evil, Or To Paraphrase Pogo I Met The Devil And He Is Us

 

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin
Humanity is evil. Yes, I know that's an extreme statement and position. I know none of us think we personally are evil. But at the same time, we can all name someone who we personally consider evil. It may be someone we know, or know of, someone in history but there's someone, sometimes several or even many some ones. Let me say upfront that I'm not saying all individuals are knowingly evil, there's the Mother Teresa, the Mahatma Gandhi, and others. Jesus, and Mohamed weren't, but of those that followed and started their churches some are, in fact depending on how you define it, possibly most are, but not all, at least I don't think so. At the same time we have to accept that humanity as a whole is evil. I understand that is illogical, but let's say you've been good your whole life, you've never committed an evil deed, does that mean you aren't evil after all? No, everyone no matter how good on the surface has the potential for doing evil, even Gandhi, who I personally consider a saint, or Mother Teresa, who many consider a saint, have suppressed the evil in their natures, if something had been different, who knows what the difference may have been?
Even many of those that clearly aren't may condone, even encourage, those that are, which is an evil itself.
Isn't killing someone in the gas chamber or electric chair evil? Isn't an eye for an eye evil? Isn't the belief that it's ok to murder someone who's different from you evil? Well it's also evil for a cop, whether local or FBI to kill

FBI Murders at Branch Davidian Compound
someone armed or unarmed. But they do it dozens of times a day, every day. Each one believes he/she is good, and would absolutely deny being evil, but they are nevertheless evil, with a capital E.  In the Ten Commandments, God said thou shalt not kill, he/she/it did not say thou shalt not kill, except, or thou shalt not kill unless, it was thou shalt not kill, period. Evil humanity starting with the Jews who were with Moses immediately started looking for a way around it. In fact according to the Bible God broke the commandment him/her/itself. Is God evil too? Again, according to the Bible, we, humanity, were made in their image, so it's logical to believe that if we're evil, they, who or whatever they are, are too.Evil is a small and simple word that defines many aspects. Some aspects are so noticeable that there's no question, others are so small, so subtle, so ordinary that they're hardly noticeable.
According to Zecharia Sitchin, Link to the Sitchin website we, humanity, were created yes, but not by God as
Zecharia Sitchin
 
we are taught. Sitchin was a brilliant man, who among other things, was able to translate ancient Sumerian tablets. The story they told, which he interpreted was that this planet was visited 4-500 million years ago by people from another world looking for gold. They came and stayed, setting up cities, and mines.  Eventually those workers they'd brought in over time to do the work rebelled against having to do the dirty work while the others lounged by the pool drinking martini's and working on their tan's, so to speak. I'm being somewhat facetious but that's the basic idea. Anyway, someone came up with a bright idea. There were they'd seen, primates on this world. I'm not clear if they were apes or an earlier version of man, but in any case they came up with the idea of using these primates as slaves. So, you see, slavery has been with us  for millions of years. According to this, these people wanting worker slaves, took the primate into their lab and using their own DNA modified that of the primates, "in their own image" creating a new being that was if not the same, similar to themselves. If we believe the tablets these people are guilty of every sin in the ten commandments, and more. They're killers, adulterers, wage war, and more. These are who our possibly  genetically modified ancestors came to believe were gods, our gods. Is it any wonder that we're a screwed up and murderous race, and always have been?

American Civil War Battle
Many people blame our leaders for the wars and graft and greed, but they're really nothing more than a reflection of us as a species. I chose to use the pictures of Hitler and Stalin to represent the evil of humanity, but they're simply two of many, too many. To be truly accurate there'd have to be pictures of every leader from before written history to the most recent, including our own murderous leader Obama the Mundane. They're all murderers, at the very least, usually worse, everyone from the worst to the least. Are the "average people," the so called masses, the Joe Six packs any better?  Not really, they're the Romans that cheered as the lions shredded the Christians, the Jews that condemned Christ to the cross, the Egyptians that used slaves to build the pyramids among them Jewish slaves, and later chased and at the least meant to kill them as Moses led them to the Red Sea, they're the Europeans that
World War I (the war to end all wars)
invaded the middle east murdering and stealing in the name of Christ and the Catholic Church, they're the Mohammedans that murdered the invading Europeans during the crusades, they're the armies murdering each other on both sides of  the American Civil War, WWI and II, on and on and on. Let's face it we the human race have proved ourselves to be consistent in one area only, the area of evil, we've been evil since day one. Since day one, we talk a game of goodness and godliness, but every time it comes right down to it, given a choice, humanity will pick evil every time every time. It's said that we're in the Kali Yuga, or the age of Iron, according to Hesiod a Greek philosopher,Hesiod finds himself in the Iron Age. "During this age humans live an existence of toil and misery. Children dishonor their parents, brother fights with brother and the social contract between guest and host (xenia) is forgotten. During this age might makes right, and bad men use lies to be thought good. At the height of this age, humans no longer feel shame or indignation at wrongdoing; babies will be born with gray hair and the gods will have completely forsaken humanity: "there will be no help against evil.""
The Kali Yuga is essentially the same thing, humanity's dark age, except it's the fourth age not the fifth. Don't misunderstand, the previous ages people were warlike, killers, but in this age worse.
Humanity is evil, and has been from day one, however long ago that was.
To go back to the common man, these are the "good Germans," who did the work of processing millions of people into the ovens in WWII Germany. Did they consider themselves evil? No, if you asked they were doing their jobs, following orders. The men in the Roman Empire who whipped and crucified thousands, perhaps millions of people both innocent and guilty, did they consider themselves evil? If you asked, and got an answer no they were just doing their jobs, following orders. In more modern times here in the USA, every day, it seems, police are killing, shooting, murdering, but do they consider themselves evil? Again if you ask and don't get tazed or shot for your effort, they'll say no, just doing their jobs, following orders.
At wartime in particular, but in reality anytime, priests and ministers speak for, even encourage young men and boys to join the military, to fight and kill other young men and boys, whose own priests and ministers had encouraged them, I'm sure. Priests and ministers who according to their own beliefs, at least beliefs they claim, or pretend to claim, should be condemning war and killing, and encouraging these young men and boys to run away, anything but kill. But, no they don't, instead they deliberately and hypocritically encourage war and killing, as well as those other sins that go along. Do they teach that killing is wrong? Maybe, but they clearly don't believe it, do they? Instead, from the pope, to the lowliest tent preacher, they promote abuse, and murder.
Politicians are the same, but worse. It's they that start, and prolong the wars, the
crime. Whether you're speaking about WWI and II, Korea, Vietnam, any of the Middle East wars, the illegal wars of the Bush's and Obama, every one lies at the doorstep of a politician. Every life that's lost, whoever it is, if soldier or civilian, every crime committed, every abuse, every atrocity, every act of evil no matter if committed by friend or foe lies on the back of the politicians who are responsible, even more so than on the backs of those who approve or commit the atrocities. Name a politician high or low who promoted evil in even a small way, and you've named a candidate for eternity in Hell, assuming Hell exists.
So, in conclusion, we humanity are evil, we humanity were created evil, we humanity were given the possibility of  salvation by the son, we humanity hung him from a cross and laughed before committing even more evil. Think about it...

Lee Murray