Ozzie, other religions are christian - kindness, and especially in the face of any personal loss, is christian.
- "I want kindness" (J.C.)
- "Kindness is my religion (Dalai Lama)
How about the very foundation of jwism being antichrist - anti-God. Darkness of thought relates to the way the 'world' does things (the way jws do things) - earnings, payments, receiving your 'fair' desserts, achieving fineness. They judge, treat and deal with people in such terms. The kingdom isn't like that.
God is about giving to good and bad alike, and it's due to their dysfunctional relationship with the universe that they need to find out and appease the imaginary beast, and work at becoming a hero in their adventure.
People become heroes when they sacrifice self for kindness - when they sacrifice even eternity for the good toward other, like the soldier who knows not his eternal fate, but does the most good he can anyway - or when someone trusts in God the ninety-nine to seek the goodness of the one - certainly not when they work at earning a coveted hero status.
They can only desire it and say that they have it. It's not until one is willing to give up ALL, for the sake of kindness - " any of you who does not relinquish all he has cannot be my disciple " (i.e. learn of my discipline, my way - which is not like the way of this world)
Edited by - a paduan on 3 February 2003 1:37:2