Spiritual leaders from major third world traditions met together at the U.N.. After centuries of secular strife, it was realized; how many wars were ardently fought because of hate, and intolerance of each others beliefs.
I now believe that to end war, there needs to be a way to alleviate intolerence of what we don't know about each other, and how all of us think /feel. Rulers o spiritual leaders profess to protect the heartfelt guidendce our conscience provides. So who can tell?
Can we see each other's GOD ? Can we see the common thread of Humanity? Do we dress in the right clothes, enter the right room,utter the perfect prayer, or intone the proper quality of Mantras for GOD to hear us?
There is a living GOD, the sustainer,creater of good thoughts. The worship of this living GOD, in any way conscience directs, will result in succor; the peace within confusion. THe name of this living God is HAOMA!
Haoma has been newly defined as the tree of LIFE! The food bundle containing the quality of Baresthma has sustained many ancient civilizations through times of famine.Many Native tribes now step forward to attest that Haoma was the "medicine" peace in the Pipe. The Soma Spiritwill come to dwell within you, the same way that Mescalito will visit a worshiper of Peote cactus.
There is a plant of the 18 boons that has been deamonized and worshiped thruout eons of time. It has been touted as the Healer, and the destroyer of minds.
all this mystry persicution divides Holy men from all sects/orders between those who know, and those who think they know the experience of Godhead as individually perscribed by conscience, can never be explained to those that have never experienced the worship of HAOMA in the traditional ways.
Can you know what bliss a person knows while watching another read a book chuckling to themselves?
The persicution of this gnosis of HAOMA worship is a point of departure from the dogma that rules minds over hearts, till the present time.The true worship of this green living plant trandscends time and space -and logic amongst practicioners as well is undisputed.
When will these neo-holymen know what cant be written or spoken of in these high circles of devotees?
The enforcers of this ignorance have a vested interest in the fines that they accru. The Judge in each case have a conflict of interest in whome they atre protecting and whom they are serving. BUT in no case so far have they been the defendent burdened with postulating what thier compelling interest in this continued persecution that removes the freedom of worship by individuals continues to be.
The friends ,families, parents, who have lost loved ones to this "war" on those without scripture or verbal defense continue to pray,for America's God,to shed "his" grace on thee.
The forum begs the retorical Question of the ages,not that an answer is nessasarily required unless the .04 gram of the sacrement that the drug dog "sniffed" while walking around my friends car compells the court to impune me further as I go to trial in September.
Why did the ancients worship cows? They gave the milk used to make the legendary Haoma Bhang. They give the dung that grows the "flesh of the Gods" the"Magic Mushroom," the secret ingredient of the scottish rites that honey Mead was made from.
The arch deceivers; who like cheese ,butter, and ice cream, also prefer to kill the cow and eat it. Then how much worship is left in the cow, for others tomorrow? Maybe, these are the arch decieved, who like to put vegitarians in jail, and make them eat horrible food. So what do humanitarians eat ? What kind of tree do the Christians kill for Christ? What kind of eggs do Easter Bunnies lay out in your yard? Far fetched; not at all. Just try to prove in a court of law, that A pine tree shaped bush called Marywannah is the tree of everlasting life
Greetings Bari, a minor correction is in order on this observation so many make in error. Cow's were not worshipped because they provide the milk to make HAOMA, Haoma is the god/plant/drink that has a meat seed that when pounded with water makes milk that is far superior and more nutricious then cow's milk. Cow's milk is used in the modern day immulation of Haoma, that is called "Bhang". This is because the identity of the Haoma plant was anciently lost. A plant without oil bearing seeds such as Marijuana has, have no oil to disolve the THC into the water. THC is not water soluable but is oil soluable, and the Hemp seed has other properties which immulsifies the oil with the water to make milk. Archeology has recently rerevealed the identity Haoma/Soma to be the Marijuana plant, just as I attempted to prove in my article "What Soma, Soma" in 1996 see: http://coc.enlightener.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=forum&board=Welcome&op=display&num=63
Logically, cow's would not be killed because that is where the beef is! They is the Momma to a whole bunch more bull's that are made STEER's that are then slaughtered for Meat! Kill the Cow and then there is no more milk or meat....
(13) Violations of religious freedom The term “violations of religious freedom” means violations of the internationally recognized right to freedom of religion and religious belief and practice, as set forth in the international instruments referred to in section 6401 (a)(2) of this title and as described in section 6401 (a)(3) of this title, including violations such as— (A) arbitrary prohibitions on, restrictions of, or punishment for— (i) assembling for peaceful religious activities such as worship, preaching, and prayer, including arbitrary registration requirements; (ii) speaking freely about one’s religious beliefs; (iii) changing one’s religious beliefs and affiliation; (iv) possession and distribution of religious literature, including Bibles; or (v) raising one’s children in the religious teachings and practices of one’s choice; or (B) any of the following acts if committed on account of an individual’s religious belief or practice: detention, interrogation, imposition of an onerous financial penalty, forced labor, forced mass resettlement, imprisonment, forced religious conversion, beating, torture, mutilation, rape, enslavement, murder, and execution.
[B] § 6401. Findings; policy [/B]
(a) Findings Congress makes the following findings: (1) The right to freedom of religion undergirds the very origin and existence of the United States. Many of our Nation’s founders fled religious persecution abroad, cherishing in their hearts and minds the ideal of religious freedom. They established in law, as a fundamental right and as a pillar of our Nation, the right to freedom of religion. From its birth to this day, the United States has prized this legacy of religious freedom and honored this heritage by standing for religious freedom and offering refuge to those suffering religious persecution. (2) Freedom of religious belief and practice is a universal human right and fundamental freedom articulated in numerous international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Helsinki Accords, the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, the United Nations Charter, and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. (3) Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.”. Article 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognizes that “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice, and teaching”. Governments have the responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens and to pursue justice for all. Religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual, regardless of race, sex, country, creed, or nationality, and should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government. (4) The right to freedom of religion is under renewed and, in some cases, increasing assault in many countries around the world. More than one-half of the world’s population lives under regimes that severely restrict or prohibit the freedom of their citizens to study, believe, observe, and freely practice the religious faith of their choice. Religious believers and communities suffer both government-sponsored and government-tolerated violations of their rights to religious freedom. Among the many forms of such violations are state-sponsored slander campaigns, confiscations of property, surveillance by security police, including by special divisions of “religious police”, severe prohibitions against construction and repair of places of worship, denial of the right to assemble and relegation of religious communities to illegal status through arbitrary registration laws, prohibitions against the pursuit of education or public office, and prohibitions against publishing, distributing, or possessing religious literature and materials. (5) Even more abhorrent, religious believers in many countries face such severe and violent forms of religious persecution as detention, torture, beatings, forced marriage, rape, imprisonment, enslavement, mass resettlement, and death merely for the peaceful belief in, change of or practice of their faith. In many countries, religious believers are forced to meet secretly, and religious leaders are targeted by national security forces and hostile mobs. (6) Though not confined to a particular region or regime, religious persecution is often particularly widespread, systematic, and heinous under totalitarian governments and in countries with militant, politicized religious majorities. (7) Congress has recognized and denounced acts of religious persecution through the adoption of the following resolutions: (A) House Resolution 515 of the One Hundred Fourth Congress, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the persecution of Christians worldwide. (B) Senate Concurrent Resolution 71 of the One Hundred Fourth Congress, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding persecution of Christians worldwide. (C) House Concurrent Resolution 102 of the One Hundred Fourth Congress, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the emancipation of the Iranian Baha’i community. (b) Policy It shall be the policy of the United States, as follows: (1) To condemn violations of religious freedom, and to promote, and to assist other governments in the promotion of, the fundamental right to freedom of religion. (2) To seek to channel United States security and development assistance to governments other than those found to be engaged in gross violations of the right to freedom of religion, as set forth in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.], in the International Financial Institutions Act of 1977, and in other formulations of United States human rights policy. (3) To be vigorous and flexible, reflecting both the unwavering commitment of the United States to religious freedom and the desire of the United States for the most effective and principled response, in light of the range of violations of religious freedom by a variety of persecuting regimes, and the status of the relations of the United States with different nations. (4) To work with foreign governments that affirm and protect religious freedom, in order to develop multilateral documents and initiatives to combat violations of religious freedom and promote the right to religious freedom abroad. (5) Standing for liberty and standing with the persecuted, to use and implement appropriate tools in the United States foreign policy apparatus, including diplomatic, political, commercial, charitable, educational, and cultural channels, to promote respect for religious freedom by all governments and peoples.
INTOLERANCE of the world's religions: what is this that i hear about the state of Mo. wanting to make christianity the state religion????
What say the native americans? What say the Taoist? What say the Buddhist? What say the atheist? What say the agnostic? What say the Zoroastrians? What say the various earth-based religions? What about Shinto? What about Hinduism? What about Sufi? What about Coptic Christians? What about Bantus? What about RAstafarians?