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                            We would like to establish some communication with                                        those of you who are interested in the "outside of time"                                          world of Merlyn.  This blog should be up and running                                              immediately so that you can send us our comments,                                               questions, or whatever else is on your mind.  As you                                               already know, our objective in posting this website is to                                           promote a world-wide community of thoughtful people                                             who are looking for a fresh viewpoint.  There is definitely                                         global interest at this time in a sustainable society without                                     all the conflict and confusion that is out there.  
                Your voice is needed now to add to the growing number                                         of positive-thinking, peace-seeking citizens of the world.                                         We invite you to share your positive ideas with everyone.                                  

World One-ness

by Merlyn on 10/03/14


We have before us a quote from U.N. Ambassador Chowdury wherein he expresses a need for a "sense of solidarity" among the peoples of the world.  In our effort to create the feeling of oneness, we can conclude that a sense of solidarity is almost a synonym for or a definition of oneness.  It seems that among the 150 or so nations of the world, one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome in the quest for global unity is our passionate attachment to our national flags.  For centuries, flags have been a group symbol that represents the difference between "us" and "them"' and we all know how many battles have been fought to "protect the flag".  As a symbol, of course, a flag can represent a principle for which a society or a group stands, and is certainly not necessarily a bad idea.  
We would like to suggest this as a start, however:
What if for one day each year, all the nations (and individuals) of the world would take down their flags for a 24-hour period and consider themselves "citizens of one world"?  This point of view could be supported and encouraged by the United Nations in New York by symbolically lowering all their flags on display during U.N. Day, and putting them back up again the next day,  It would probably take a few years for this idea to take hold, and some individuals or countries might reject it altogether, but at least that would make it clear to the rest of the world where some of the problems are.
         Who might take the lead to champion this project?  Personally, I believe it would be worth the effort.  
                                                                                        ... Merlyn 

One world

by Merlyn on 01/06/11

                   "Nationalism is an infantile disease.  It is the measles on humanity."
                                                                             ...  Albert Einstein
     We recently suggested to a world-wide organization that a "World One-ness Day"
be established where everyone in the world would take down their national flags for a  24-hour period (beginning with the United Nations building in New York) and think of themselves as citizens of one world.  We didn't even receive a reply to what we believe is a reasonable idea.  What do you think?


The Green Stick

by Merlyn on 10/27/10

An old folk tale says there is a green stick hidden somewhere and that if we can find it, we will then be happy all of our life. When we learn this, we all start on a determined search for the green stick of happiness.  We look everywhere, travel far and wide, and ask everyone who will listen to help us find it.  Many of us spend years in this venture and never seem to find the stick no matter where we go, who we meet, or how hard we try.  We become discouraged and finally go back to where we started, tired and sad.  One day, when we are just digging in our back yard to plant some flowers, we strike something unusual, dig a little deeper, and find a green stick - right were it always was.
                                                                                    ... Merlyn

What do you believe?

by Merlyn on 06/14/10

Take this quiz by checking the statements that come closest to your belief.

*  There is a different God for each religion.
*  There is only one Creator, and the different religions are different paths to one truth.

*  God only talks to certain messengers.
*  God talks to everyone all the time -  only a few really listen.

*  We should always follow our religious leaders.  They know about God.
*  We should listen to our hearts, because we are all connected to God.

*  God wants our obedience and worship, and will punish us if He doesn't get it.
*  God wants nothing.  We punish ourselves with our own bad choices.

*  Evil is the force that opposes God.
*  Nothing can oppose God.  God is all there is.

*  Only when we pray does God listen to us.
*  God hears everything because God is in us.

*  God will judge all of us when we die.
*  Nobody dies - God only creates constantly and never judges.

*  We should fear God.
*  Fear is the absence of love.  God only cares about love.

*  God wants us to be subservient children.
*  God wants us to grow up and become co-creators.

*  God will destroy the world if we don't do what He wants.
*  God only creates, and so do we.  We create the kind of world we want by our beliefs.
                                                                                          ... Merlyn


by Merlyn on 03/10/10

I've seen a few different "religions" in the past 1500 years, but this definition comes

closest to being accurate.  It's from a book called "Think On These Things", by

J. Krishnamurti.   - "The search for truth is true religion, and the man who is

seeking truth is the only religious man."         What do you think?

                                                                            ...  Merlyn

Welcome to our new BLOG site.

by Merlyn on 02/24/10

    Salvete, Civis,

             This is Merlyn.  I'm happy to have you visiting our new site.  Let us know

 your thoughts and/or comments about what you have seen so far.  I look forward to

chatting with you.


              Well now, here we go again.  This blog page has been               neglected for the last four earth years. How time flies when             one is not paying any attention to it.  Lots of changes have
        taken place, all right, and we think we would like to start 
        commenting on some of them.  

            For starters, here are a few subjects that we might
        take on to see if we can generate some interest among
        those of you who are enjoying this site.  

                    Terrorism, or war in general.

                    Medical treatments, pro and con

                    Gun ownership


                    Parenthood   (and abortion)

            That's probably enough to get things rolling, but if 
        anyone out there has some other suggestions, let's 
        hear them, and we'll try to apply our "outside of time
        and space" point of view.
                                                           ... Merlyn