Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Left Hand of God

Michael Lerner has written a book 'The Left Hand of God' to counter the Religious Right.

I have heard a lot about the Religious Right, and thought they are quite militant, but here is a paragraph in Michael Lerner's book which may explain why.

In George Grant's book 'The Changing of Guard: Biblical Principles for Political Action', it says ...

'Christians have an objective, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ - to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less ... Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land - of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.'

But here is another version of how Christ can come back. From Alice Bailey 'Serving Humanity', Christ comes back when sufficient number of people have learned to share. This knowledge came from the Tibetans, ironically, and it is then, we understand how Occidental Buddhism is connected to Christianity. Now in my meditation, it was the symbols of the Tara that were given to me. And Taras are Buddha of Compassion according to the Tibetans. So, you can see why I try to inspire the spirit of compassion within mankind. If I get sufficient number, Christ may return.

I am not that religious. But for those who want Christ to return, the latter way would be a better way, wouldn't you say?

Micheal Lerner is forming such an organization - The Left Hand of God, which advocate the compassionate side of God.


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