2008年4月14日星期一

Love, Peace and Non-Violence.

Dear David and CCN members:

It is a lie that using violence is a necessary evil. Violence and killings are simply wrong.

You asked, “If you love someone, but that someone does not love you back, then what? “ My friend, please step back and really think about what LOVE truly means. Love is a great lecture but a lousy performance. If you truly love somebody, you care about the well-being of that person, and it doesn’t matter if he or she loves you back. Love is not a business transaction. True love is giving and helping another person unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. If you give out a lot of Love, and receive back only a little or nothing, you must still continue to love, if you claim that you truly love a person. My friend, I know it is easily said but very difficult to practice Love, but sorry, the standard of Love cannot be lowered just to suit you or make it easy for our lack of love or ability to love.

Invading another country, or get involved in violence, wars and killings, is not the same as Defense. We must never kill another human being, even if he wants to kill us. Say some attacker wants to kill you, you must defend yourself, but only trying to subdue the attacker. But if you killed your attacker, then it is still OK, because you acted in self-defense. But even in self-defense, you must never have the motive to kill or revenge. But if you killed your attacker in self-defense, then don’t worry about it. You are not guilty in killing another human being.

For example, Bush’s invasion of Iraq is completely illegal and immoral. Of course, he said it was for self-defense, or a response to 911. All such talking was nothing but bullshit. If you ask me, I’ll tell you my position and principle. War is the worst kind of organized crime created by the humans. It is already 2008, and we remain so “un-civilized”, still engaging in warfare and killing one another. Christians, including Bush, who claim to follow Jesus and do not practice Love and Forgiveness are liars or hypocrites. Bush’s invasion of Iraq is nothing but bullshit. It violated the UN Charter, and it was not for self-defense, and it was not endorsed by the UN Security Council. Bush kept talking about protecting American lives, as if the Iraqis’ lives are not human lives. Bush talk was only talking, or rather babbling, with no genuine love for either his own American people and other human beings. Bush is stupid, hypocritical, lying and grossly incompetent. He brought shame to the U.S. presidency. I sincerely wish the Americans would elect a new good president.

When Japan invaded China, yes, certainly the Chinese had the right and responsibility to defend their country. But that doesn’t mean that the second world war, or any war, was a necessary evil. There is no Holy War, or justified War, if you ask for my opinion or position. All wars are criminal. We are all criminals as a collective human specie, if we approve or engage in warfare and killings. On the other hand, as individuals, we have our freedom of choice. There is no excuse that if somebody forced you to kill, and it was against your conscience, but you still went ahead to kill other human beings anyway. This kind of excuse was used by the Nazi followers. The excuse is that “oh I was only under order to kill the Jews and our enemies. It was not my decision.” My friend, the killer who pulled the trigger and the person who gave the order to kill are both guilty.

What we need in this world is not the warriors or combating soldiers, but peace-keeping corps, police, soldiers or whatever you call them.

Look at Gandhi of India. He used non-violence to defeat the British Empire. There was no need for nuclear missiles and all the uncivilized bullshit.

Look at U.S.A. complaining about 3000 people died in 911, but what about itself is the only country who dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, killing maybe 200,000 to 300,000 Japanese civilians. Japanese, Iraqis, Iranians… they are all humans, too. It is all bullshit that by calling other human beings your enemies, and you turn them into monsters, non-humans, and justifying killing them. It is simply wrong.

If you ask me, death penalty is also wrong. We must not kill, including the killers. You may or may not know about this: many soldiers and executioners suffered from mental problems, because deep down in their heart, they knew that they did something wrong in killing other human beings. That’s why in the old days, say if there were a firing squad of 10 shooters, to kill a criminal murderer sentenced to death, one of the 10 executioners would have a gun with no bullet. In other words, they wouldn’t know who were the 9 people who actually shot and killed the prisoner on death row. It was some stupid way of dealing with killing, wishing that you were the one who did not have the bullet.

Please don’t kill even if somebody told you that it is legal and he has the authority to order you to kill. It would be all bullshit. This is a typical excuse used by the religious and political leaders. God told me to kill….. God told me to go to war …..

If you think war and killing are necessary, it is only because you failed to rise up to the spiritual level of universal LOVE and true SPIRITUALITY, that we are all of the same ONENESS and humanity. Don’t mix up being spiritual versus being religious. Many wars were made by religious people, not spiritual people. If you are a spiritual person, you love yourself and all other humans and everyone and everything, not just your friends and relatives. You love not only your neighbors but also your enemies. You love people who do not love you. It is an irony that Jesus is a very spiritual person, but his followers who claim to be Christians are only religious, but not spiritual. Same with the extreme Muslims, who are not able to accept the Jews, Chritians and other people as humans whom they can love or at least live peacefully with.

So what the hell am I trying to tell you ? Well, my friends, this world is full of bullshit and illusion. I am sad that it is already 2008, and we still have so many stupid and non-loving world leaders running around, trying to rule over us and solve the world problems by force, violence, wars and killings. No, the humans are not very “civilized” at all. This world should be ruled by very intelligent people with a lot of love and compassion for ALL humans, including enemies, opponents, and different people, not just their own people.

I am speaking to you as an ex-Catholic, ex-Christian, a genuine Truth-Seeker and a Raelian (www.rael.org)

Love and Peace to you all. Please remember no violence and killing. But Love ? Yes, give it to everyone, and that includes your neighbors and enemies as Jesus taught. And don’t forget to give Love to yourself.

Edward
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