AN OUTSIDE-THE-BOX IDEA REGARDING WORLD ONENESS
"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?
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.
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.
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?