Power and limits of fanatic doctrines.
The power and the strength of a community does not only depend on the members or components and on their number, but very much on the economic component, but even more on the doctrine that prophesies and that everyone carries out. Let's see therefore how a fanatical doctrine (and we see even today with the Isis) often increases a community's power.
Today they are trendy, perhaps more than before, their influence on power has great practical importance, so a nation or group of fanatics has odds of success in war, this is a major impediment to democracy and democratic peoples in general; it has more success than a nation where there is a large population of wise men.
Consider this in the light of history.
It is possible to note that cases in which fanaticism led to success are much more known than those in which they failed, because these events remained in the dark.
Certainly a too quickly examination can mislead; it is obvious that if we stay on our guard is easy to avoid it.
A classic example of the fanatic power was that of Hitler's national socialism, but today we have to remember that the maximum fanatic power example is represented by the history of Islam.
Muhammad did not ever add anything to the knowledge and material resources of the Arabs, yet few years after his death they had acquired a vast empire by defeating the powerful neighbours; the religion founded by the Prophet was material and essential element to the success of the nation.
Only following the path "of the last who shall be first, and the first last" (thus avoiding the concept of “last”, “first”, “coincidence” and “removal of opposites”), we can feel universal love, which will enable us to love and help both our friends and enemies looking for humanization; just like the sun, we shall spread light, life and warmth not only to our friends, but also to the secret needs of our enemies.
However, the "turn the other cheek" motto refers exclusively to those who have "another cheek," but the poor, conversely, have none.
Therefore, this ethical motto addresses especially the authorities and the rich, those who have the choice and means to freely act; it does not refer to those who live outside a “moral context" and have no freedom to choose their means and acquire knowledge: this truth must be revealed to all the theologians, wise men, politicians and "non-violent" activists (in words) of the world; to all the priests, and bishops who address the humiliated and offended masses, to all the poor Lazarus in Africa, Latin America and the whole world.
Moreover, the authorities, in the true sense of the word, should comply with the provisions of the Gospel – especially with the Parable of the "Prodigal Son" - and adhere to the Canticle of Mary, mother of Jesus.
The love of the prophets, of these men guided by love, springs from the path taken by Prophet Abraham, the father of all the prophets.
A heart full of love is the result of intelligence, strength-knowledge, and acts against any supremacy; it precisely arises from the unity of life stating that
"The true worship of God means breaking the yoke around the neck of the oppressed and set the slaves free" (Isaiah the prophet, 58), i.e. it stems from an agreement established with the poor, the oppressed and the last in the whole world.
Animism is a power of the soul, its effect on men is always positive, somehow divine.
But what is soul?
It is the spiritual component of men in contrast to their body; it has nothing to do with mind and intellect, or with heart and feelings, as the ancient animists and the modern psychology of the unconscious believe.
The recognition of a living entity inside men able to survive after their death is a form of animism.
All that is beautiful, magnanimous and altruistic comes neither from the cold reason, nor from the emotional heart, but rather from the soul.
The belief in the existence of a human soul preceded the conviction in the existence of one or multiple gods.
It is the animistic component of men which urges them to save the life of another man in peril at the expense of their own interest or life: reason immediately highlights fears or any possible danger and eventually withdraws, while the heart intervenes only if it is emotionally engaged.
Now, if we go back to the soul, we shall realise that all the so-called "primitive" people (even if, from an animistic point of you, we are the true primitive men!), such as the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Andean peoples, firmly believed in the existence of a spirit which lived not only in men but also in objects and non-human beings (animals); therefore it can be regarded in my opinion, as a condition preceding the belief in the existence of a human soul.
Over the life cycle of men and books, in particular of those dealing with life like this one, the final chapter and the closing sentence are - perhaps coincidentally - the most important steps. Probably some articles have succeeded, albeit marginally, in addressing or inspiring some readers, therefore I would like to add: "Upon the drafting of this text, I listened to my heart, which in turn answered the call of our troubled time! Therefore, I decided to subject our works to constant scientific checks in order to emphasise the substance and content, and now I would like to let my heart talk about the importance of "word" and "time" within modern prophetism.
Politics and Religion should be simple: I do not mean that they are easy, but they are not complicated, life is not complicated; all the difficulties arise from the mind, which – if left free to run – tends to prevail over the others.
Politicians and philosophers find it very difficult – sometimes impossible - to become humanists (i.e.: to love mankind), since the deeper the knowledge, the greater the difficulty, but the difficulty depends on us; we create it by means of power and money, but complexity cannot match with simplicity, with love.
Note: the drug is the cure of the disease, to defeat the disease, the cry is the effect of fright; in this way the Modern Prophet is the effect of entrenched injustice.
Without injustices the Prophecy that I give you would remain just the Poet, the Priest-
" to the divine man that creates beauty, who dances in its ineffable beauty, and would not place the divine man who treats the wounded residues of beauty".
Modern Prophet is crying of the poet who wants to become "smile" of a poet, that's the nature of modern Prophet, who is not the soothsayer, but the spokesman for the great Light, of the divine cosmic consciousness.
He is: mouth-word-verb-eye of the wounded and dying life through the new modern war made of bombings to defenceless people and full of legalized abuses by the current powers, wounded and dying life.
He is sovereignty of the wounded life that will never bend in front of all those abuses and transgressions, but through the prophetic nature of many "nobody" who work as thinking form, who were born as" prophets ", to soothe the oppression of many, to abolish oppression of the most, to give conscience to those who cannot have it, to those who have taken away the conscience and the freedom to think and act, and has more conscience!
The love of fear- the refusal of pleasure - Fear paralyzes will
The relation between "rich-poor"; "servant-master" divides all, it divides especially the consciences of those who have an interest in the destruction of that relationship.
The Biblical prophetic wisdom expresses this situation in the right way: "In a State of oppression even a wise becomes a fool" (Ecclesiastes 6-7), it is above all the fear that folds even strongest consciences...
Let's consider how in the entangled human soul, the seed of the domain, the desire to own, and above all to control, but also to be owned or controlled by a great Lord (lord right) has always been sown deeply into mankind, otherwise the domain system, which has been working on Earth for some time, would be uprooted.
Power, but above all Religion (we see the results today, more than ever,) were teachers in teaching and instigating people, humans, to the love of fear : the pleasure of making fear and get scared.
They were masters in synthesising the domain moments: that of consent and; playing now on the one now on the other time according to "carrot-and-stick” circumstances ; "slap and caress".
Moreover the education to accept the pain (even in harsh work) create psychological pain (fear of getting fired) and to refuse the pleasure, finds its realization in behaviours benefits, meagre conditioning for an insufficient salary or pension.
They ensure that the urge to pleasure results in pain (see who kill himself killing defenceless people ), that the pleasure is associated with pain and vice versa ; to come to fear of pleasure and the pleasure of pain ;
so everything is turned upside down and the ideal of sacrifice and pain switches to honor and praise of the exploiting classes, enemies of joy and love for life.
In the Italian language this way of approaching life is well illustrated; let's look at these: penalty = penis; foul = fail; mistake = wandering; subject = awe; mind = lie; passion = passions; father = master.
We were asked to clarify the concept of forgiveness.
Forgive, does not mean forgetting, obliterate, means researching the true causes that have resulted in unfair malicious behavior, derive meaning, discover the objective, institutional, cultural, and correct it..
What should be done, what behavior?
I repeat: to forgive does not mean forget, nor bless, does not mean obliterate, otherwise you put in a favorable condition for the harmful behavior of those who know, you ripetani more aggravated conditions.
What is forgiveness?
Forgiveness is a direct priestly act to the brothers and the "enemy" (part of ourselves) who want forgiveness and who must want, or that is in the position of not being able to harm, so that the act of forgiveness does not translate a mockery of the one who manifests it. All this also is the love towards the enemy, ie also understand his reasons. Try to persuade him to change course and not to rage on him once defeated.
As you hear the one who forgives, it becomes better?
Who forgives become judgmental authorities of who is forgiven.
When they lose, what should I do?
Forgiveness does not mean the obligation of reconciliation between victim and perpetrator, but ensure that the victim is compensated by the "executioner" by all means that, not being able to equate forgiveness "outrage" of the victim and the hatred Free, unfair to the executioner.
In our world, the just do not exist, because there can be no prevailing justice, and the just are often killed, persecuted, deceived (whereas the opposite occurs in the Promised Land): the just, i.e. those who act with liberality and full awareness, are crucified. "... Does not ride a horse on the hills full of beauty and love ..." (prophet Isaiah.)
How many crucified virtuous men will it take, before we shall revive in the glory and in light of the return of the Promised Land? We know that Isaiah’s vision addresses the need for justice and truth.
In the Canticle of the Promised Land, we know that the behaviour of the just shall be immeasurably rewarded. However, we must all recreate this ancient land, which is now almost extinct, and to this end, we must be "Just and Eternal."