Posted by andreas from dtm2-t8-1.mcbone.net (184.108.40.206) on Monday, December 16, 2002 at 5:35PM :
In Reply to: Re: I do believe in free will posted by Lilly from ? (220.127.116.11) on Monday, December 16, 2002 at 5:18PM :
: : : There may be some relative forms of free will (chosing btwn limited choices), but there is no absolute form of free will... at least not on earth.
: : +++ I do believe in free will.
: : Has to do with idea of evolution.
: xxx Evolve to what? A super man? Don't know if that's how it's going to go...
+++ At least the following could be said: Evolve away from today's horror shows of murder, corruption, genocide etc.
This requires a fundamental reformation of our societies on all fields: politics, law, science, religion, economics, medicine, pedagogics.
A lot to do: Let's start. It's aready late.
From time to time then we'll have to assess the achievements, check and reconsider and redefine our aims - it is ahrd process for mankind to become mature.
For this reason I reject all apathy and self-complacency.
: & besides... who is to say what is "good" or "bad" for any man... not just the "Christian" ones?
+++ Not just the "Christian" ones in their narrow, distorted fascist Western interpretation or in their pre-enlightment interpretation by the Vatican.
In every culture they are tendencies and values similar to Chrstian ones to a certain degree: Please remember - Christianity is about a cosmic deed and fact and not a "novel" doctrine, if at all, then its teachings are more a about the fulfillment or confluence of the ideas of all religions with a respect for the spiritual world and with love for mankind.
+++ It is not so much important if someone calls himself/herself nominally a Christ but crucial is the substance of his/her character and deeds. So I have met wonderful people from the most different nations.
+++ So, let's get together all cultures/peoples interested in the well-being of the WHOLE mankind and every single will culture/people advances its very individual understanding, defintion of aims and above all its actions.
There is no imposing of a Western doctrine.
+++ What now is the Assyrian contribution ?
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