To barnakiel -
Whether you agree with me or not, thanks for the sage advice. I think you're right. We should listen to all, then make up our minds. However, there are people on here who would like to stop some from speaking so that others will hear them only
. I've ran into that on this thread, and it's a shame.
To speakeasy -
I do appreciate the old texts my friend, but only when they are worthy of appreciation. "Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men
doesn't try to force issues
or defeat enemies by force of arms."
Unfortunately, this particular part of the old texts doesn't fall into that category.
Some enemies need defeating by force of arms
. Jews and Christians of 1938-45 Germany
know this all too well.
"Love the world as your self"
was one of the quotes you used. I prefer a much more true and reliable quote: "Love your neighbor as yourself." The man who said this gave His life so that those who cursed Him would be saved.
I think this is a more wise saying and will help keep one from the trappings of, "The god of this world."