- Joe Delsen
- Kailua Kona, HI
- United States
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Does our belief of God's existence or non-existence not important to God (for God believers) but only important to all of us?
Looking from our world history and our debates, I believe these perspectives can agree on many things (among others):
1. We are free and we can choose to love and be happy and help other people to be loved and be happy as well; and because we can be weak and abuse our freedom, we also empower a government system to prevent or deal with our weaknesses.
2. We want to know the truth and let justice prevail. We want to be responsible and hold others to account and make sure our systems is just, equitable and earth-sustainable.
3. Failing to live to the good ideals of God or failing to be responsible in our personal and social duties will oppress or kill other people.
4. Using the idea of God or the idea that there is no God to empower people to oppress or kill other people is a bad idea.
5. Using our identities as God's people, or using our imperfect personal integrity as a moral authority in dealing with other people instead of the power of our common ideas does not seem to work in our cooperations.
Is it possible to translate and contribute the power of our beliefs or non-beliefs and agree on our common interests that will help setup systems that prevent, at the most, gross injustices and crimes from happening?, Systems that resolve crises and transform our systems into a just, equitable and earth-sustainable global home?
How can the power of our beliefs or non-beliefs strengthen our convictions to energize the hearts and minds of many people and achieve a critical number of caring and inspired people enough to transform our world?
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