[permaculture] Re the main reason new agers rule/Bob Waldrop
johnfritz77 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 31 22:16:42 EST 2007
Bob I agree with your points about the diversity of religeous people who cause evil in the world, and that these people should not be represented as the sole face of their chosen religions. I think that the reason that Christians today get more than their fair share of such misrepresentation is that the imperial politics of the west is rightly perceived as being religeously influenced, at least in the U.S., by only Christians. I know of no neo-cons that are Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists etc. So, while it is unfair to cast aspersions upon true Christians who are doing their best to emulate the life of Jesus, it is also understandable
why nominal christians, such as the neo-cons, make traffic in such unjust aspersions so easy. I don't know what the answer is to this injustice.
John Fritz, NW Arkansas.
Finally, I have no doubt that Christians, Jews,
and Muslims have caused evil in this world, just
as Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, and
animists have all done some very terrible things.
Generally in discussions like this, it's fun to
focus on the evil boogermen doing all these nasty
things, and easy to ignore all those non-boogermen
who are doing works of justice, peace, beauty, and
wisdom. In 2006 our little Catholic Worker house
here in Oklahoma City delivered more than 150,000
pounds of food to people in need who didn't have
transportation to get to a food bank. My friends
at the Holy Family Catholic Worker house in Kansas City feed 200-300 people every day in an old house
in a poor neighborhood.
So, at minimum, people could try to understand
that the situation is not as simplistic as some
here would have us believe.
Bob Waldrop, founder
Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House,
see also www.catholicworker.org
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