peace and hotep,
"Wouldn't it follow that God must really dislike poor people? After all, poor people generally bear the brunt of most natural disasters: It's harder for them to evacuate; they are less likely to have insurance; their assets are less likely to be diversified, so the economic damage is more likely to be severe for them; they are closer to the poverty line, so even small losses may harm them more than larger losses harm rich people; and so on. If you live in a poor country, you're much more likely to suffer from disasters than if you live in a rich country. If you're poor in any country, you're much more likely to suffer from disasters than if you're rich.
The same is in considerable measure true for wars, at least since World War II: Tragic as 9/11 was, the loss of life in America was far less than the loss of life in Rwanda, Uganda, Cambodia, and who knows how many other poor countries in recent decades. And it's true for AIDS and most other diseases: Rich gays in the U.S. are much more likely to survive AIDS than poor people — gay or straight, promiscuous or monogamous but infected by nonmongamous spouses or in other ways — in Africa or Asia.
So, which is it: Does God dislike poor people? Or might it be that disasters, wars, and diseases are actually not God's punishment for sin?"
It has been said that “God made white people for the purpose of serving God, and God made black people for the purpose of serving white people”.
This could be true. There is much to indicate that it is true.
If true, however, there is much to indicate that the smartest and most powerful white people have chosen NOT to “serve God”. There is much to indicate that the smartest and most powerful white people [White Supremacist] have chosen to subvert, and/or replace God. They have, apparently, chosen to “make” themselves “God”. It is unfortunate, non-just, and incorrect for the smartest, and most powerful of the people of the known universe to have organized themselves into a “Race”.
Not all white people, presumably, are members of a Race, but, apparently, those who are smarter, and, therefore, more powerful, do function as Race Members [Racists / White Supremacist]. They have made Racism their “religion”. They have made Racism into the most powerful “religion” among the people of the known universe, and made themselves the “God” of that “religion”.
To confuse their victims, they have disguised their practice of Racism by using the names and titles of many other religions and social concepts. This has helped them to refine their subjugation and abuse of their victims.
The have chosen to have non-white people “worship” them for being “white” and SUPREME. They have attempted to make God and White Supremacy one and the same. They have done all this for no ultimate purpose than to “glorify” White Supremacy (Racism), and to “glorify” themselves as “White” Supremacists (Racists).
The basic speech and action of a Racist (White Supremacist) is only for the purpose of promoting falsehood, non-justice, and incorrectness as the functional foundation for Racism (White Supremacy).
THE RACISTS ARE MASTERFULLY SKILLED IN THE USE OF DECEIT AND DIRECT VIOLENCE.
It is reasonable to believe that Racism does not serve God. Also, there is no reason to believe that a person can be a Racist, and serve God, AT THE SAME TIME.
If Racism does not serve the purpose(s) of the Creator [God], then it is the DUTY of the Victims of Racism [non-white people], as well as the duty of those white people who are NOT Racists, to speak and act to eliminate Racism. It is also the duty of those white persons who are Racists, to stop being Racist.
If these duties are performed, conditions will then be better for the Creator’s [God’s] purposes to be served.
The value of any “religion” should be determined by how it affects people in the way that they relate to each other, as well as all that is in the universe.
People who have great power were “given” the means and ability to develop that power. If people who have great power use that power to mistreat people, they have, by so doing, destroyed their reason for HAVING that power. It is then the duty of those persons who have been mistreated to persuade those powerful persons to stop misusing that power. IT IS THE DUTY OF THE MISTREATED PERSONS TO CAUSE THESE POWERFUL PERSONS TO BE SEPARATED FROM THEIR POWER. In causing this separation from power, it is correct for the mistreated to use correct social force and/or correct counter-violence.
The correct purpose for producing, receiving, or sharing knowledge, and/or power, is to reveal truth, and to use truth in a manner that produces justice and correctness-------in order to produce “peace”.
No people should do other than this. No people should BE ALLOWED to do other than this.
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