We all serve
by Albert 1

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# 1. 5/26/10 11:19 AM by Lynne
I've been conflicted about these ideas for a long time - having been raised in a strict fundamentalist church where, every Sunday, Mom came and collected our pennies for the missionaries, and every Sunday I had bad thoughts about the missionaries. Instead of thinking, how wonderful it is that the missionaries bring all those people to God, I thought how awful it was that their cultures were destroyed. But in my heart I believe as you do, Albert, and always have, so it's hard to keep up my "prescher's daughter" role!

Editor's Note: There are signs of this changing. Its too bad so many avoid commenting here prefer sitting on their hands but I feel that some missionarys actually do integrate with the cultures they help. I have experienced botth types when in Korea.

The Fundamentalist and also a Lutheran family who tok me and other soldiers in theirm home when on leave. I could see the positive relationship they had with the native Korean populace unlike the Fundamentalist mission who treated the Koreans (and American GI's) likechildren.



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# 2. 5/26/10 11:22 AM by Lynne
I've been conflicted about these ideas for a long time - having been raised in a strict fundamentalist church where, every Sunday, Mom came and collected our pennies for the missionaries, and every Sunday I had bad thoughts about the missionaries. Instead of thinking, how wonderful it is that the missionaries bring all those people to God, I thought how awful it was that their cultures were destroyed. But in my heart I believe as you do, Albert, and always have, so it's hard to keep up my "preacher's daughter" role!

Editor's Note: looks like a double post. Thanks Lynne



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# 3. 5/26/10 9:02 PM by little john
thumbsup.gif I believe it was Gandhi who once said,
"There are many paths up the mountain."

In my own recovery from mental health hell,
(as it were),
I adopted an enigmatic philosophy of
the Amish "X" Marine,
what I was,
what I am,
and what I could be.

To Forgive,
to be kind,
to help the less fortunate.
To be humble in the eyes of my G.O.D.
Greater than
Our
Dimension of self.

Editor's Note: Gandhi was both humble and great at the same time.

I think his power came from Self assurance which is much greater then the egotistic dimension of personal self.

Note where I capitalized one Self but not the other.



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# 4. 6/4/10 2:03 PM by little john
thumbsup.gif Confucius Say, "(The Christ could be seen philosophically, as being Buddhist in nature, with mutual respect for Krishna, Mohammad, and Shinto religions, and every faith around the world that believes in peace rather than war.)"

Philosophically speaking. That is the rhetoric of poetic justice by interpretation.




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