In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen.
ORBIS NON SUFFICIT
SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT
Venite ad me omnes qui laboratis et onerati estis, et ego reficiam vos.
Eleven years ago, in 2006, I put in writing observations and problem solutions, relative to the churches, with which I had been struggling since a visit to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in 1971 and with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in 1972. I called it To Religion Parks From Religion Wars. It is not copyrighted.
The idea is radical in the sense of rooted in essential reality as contrasted to floating in existential flux. It contemplates giving to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. And it contemplates throttling Salafism, Shi’ism and virtually all so-called Christian denominations by bringing their operations into cooperations on secular ground, literally.
The first three posts in this search result dilate upon the idea and its premises, rationales and expectations. Today I thought of another rationale for this radical idea:
Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and hosts of posers enjoy tax exempt status within specified guidelines (which they all transgress and are almost never prosecuted for doing). In other words, these are quasi-governmental entities. That means governmental bodies — municipal to federal — have claims on the churches, etc. in exact amount as said churches, etc. avail themselves of said tax exempt status.
Therefore, governmental bodies may and should say to churches, etc.: to keep your tax exempt status, fit your operations into the religion parks we will provide for you; and if you will not do that, you will be taxed like every other for-profit corporation, which in fact you are already and long have been, while we averted our gaze.
I am the least important observer to feel that last evening’s address to Congress by POTUS Trump was an historic watershed, an inflection point as military professionals say regarding operations. I would say the most historic, watershed-y, inflection point-y USA national sovereignty in my career this time, which runs now to 73+ years. I think it made people feel safe at last by making them feel free at last. It certainly did me.
The speech also made me think my labors, which since 1972 have been to found a place where people can come and rest, are accomplished. The place is the United States of America, my beloved homeland. We have fought a revolutionary war to re-found it.
Throughout my mortal career until now — although with welcome albeit unsuccessful push-back during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan — the United States of America has been under siege or worse from tyrannical personalities. First Stalinists, then Maoists, then Boomers and now Boomer-allied Salafists and Shi’ites.
Times have changed. Saints and Sages and all the Faithful prayed to God and His Heart has melted to their plaints.
The tyrant will essay again to deny us our freedom, but last evening he was told — and understood — he will not succeed, he cannot overcome Dharma but Dharma can overcome him. Even when POTUS Trump is quit of the White House, when he fulfills the mission on which he was sent, the tyrant will be beaten down to babbling, though never out of existence.
A decision has been made that cannot be reversed. The USA is a sovereign nation state who conducts Her affairs for the welfare of Her citizens. Period. Full stop. We will not conduct life as slaves subservient to titles of nobility. We will not conduct life as divided state against state. And we will not conduct life as votaries of an oligarchy demanding our obedience to their technocratic functionaries.
In that situation — and given recent exchanges with my Vicar — To Religion Parks From Religion Wars reappeared to me today as a labor whose time, also, has come. At least for re-examination and rumination. My initial scan of the material finds it sound. I would add the tax exemption matter discussed above. Beyond that I may have further thoughts, but it seems to me the eleven-year-old drafting is essentially sound in all aspects.
Its aim is rest from conflict by factions for religion through subjection of all such to secular authority where that authority applies, namely on real estate and taxes.
Also, it is time for me to declare my allegiance and gratitude to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and my experience that said allegiance and gratitude forward, upward and expand my condition as a Christian who confesses Jesus of Nazareth and God as The Christ, The Lord and The Savior of my self, all creatures and indeed history itself. I am a cripple whom God has touched. That is my identity. And that is all there is to it.
Update 1: The notion that refugees and immigrants should be admitted to a sovereign nation without caveat or demurrer is conjured by two essentials of Liberation Theology, itself a successful KGB subversion project: precarity and what lately is called weaponized empathy (classically: scrupulosity). Both are perversions of Christian doctrine (aka experience) with the end in view of disabling Christian civilization by eliminating citizens’ ability to tell truth from fiction and thereby defend themselves. Moslems, Salafist and Shiite, have taken advantage of the KGB’s success removing from so many Europeans and Americans their ability to discern what is in their interest. Socialists have gone insane from self-induced terror upon learning that more than a few Europeans and Americans retain the ability to think clearly enough to defend themselves. The answer, as always, is hearty laughter.
Update 2: Mark Hamilton: You are babbling in ignorance and confusing the issue. Tanks mean nothing. Intent does. Russia has no intent of moving west. Never has except as opportunistically during WWII and through subversion following WWII. But subversion is not armed invasion. Germanics, however, have in recent history moved twice east deep into Russia in armed invasion.
And Trump did not order the ABCT (a pittance force for the land area) to Poland. The Fraud did. A stupid, stupid unzipping of a fly while never meaning to whip out and use the instrument — and everybody knew/knows that. Part of a training exercise portrayed as a bold move. Liars! USA has only three (!) BCTs fit for service due to The Fraud’s hatred of mil.
Moberg, an American patriot, is absolutely correct in each of his points.
Mark Hamilton: “None the less, Russians (in Russia) are knuckle dragging culture – utterly incapable of developing a Democracy or respecting human rights.”
So what? You want to complain that a bear is a bear? Be stupid? Instead, say to the bear, “Hi, Bear, what do we need to do here to ensure you and I do not get hurt? Here is what I would suggest: …… What do you suggest?”
Never hold an interlocutor to a standard you set. You are neither omniscient, omnipotent nor omnipresent, so, you cannot enforce said standard. Acting as if you can is risible. See Putin’s grin ….
Update 3: The slogan and organizing principle of President Trump’s administration is America first. As he explained last night: “My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America.”
This is just common sense. Absent the Obama aberration, no president would think to say it.
Calling that line common sense is haughty, sententious spite. The line was the central doctrinal declaration of the speech, and the glance of POTUS and the cameras to the Ds upon its completion was Shakespearean in dramatic effect and de-cision.
Lewandowski said — long ago and rightly — that the election was about globalism and nationalism, meaning, we will have one and not the other. In that glance and lens last evening, Ds declared themselves globalists, which is not news, but is now on record, en masse, or nearly so. Roger Simon today wonders if D is dead as a party. If so, their Globalism/Soros-ism is the reason.
It is not nice to fight mother nature (Dharma). And certainly not intelligent.
Update 4: John Newton, Olney Hymns: Rest For Weary Souls
Update 5: Gramscian Damage
Update 6: POTUS’ Warsaw speech really threw the commies/muslims back on their supports. Exhibit A, from the Southern
Poverty Communist Law Center: Donald Trump’s Visit to Poland Further Emboldens Far-Right Elements. I commented there:
Oh wow, SPLC. You know how to think and write like a Communist. Well, I am a far right fascist (and all the rest) in your accounting, and a Christian Theologian (UCC and ECUSA) into the bargain, a Graduate of The Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York — accounted by you one of your friends in the cause, no doubt (but really not so) — so come after me.
Update 7: The Old New Left And The New New Left
AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA