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Quote: "There are many who claim a kinship to Jesus, or
custody of his teaching and legacy,
but I claim that I am the only student who
paid him the courtesy of actually listening to what he said." -- John
My mission: to teach the Informational Gospel - the message intended is scientific information.
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A Proposed “Peace Treaty” Among Religions :
(Copyright 2009, John Manimas Medeiros)
from Chapter Twelve of The Primacy of Stewardship, "Learning About Religion":
Click to view six minute video on YouTube: Religion Teacher (Peace Treaty) .
As a crucial step toward the reconciliation of science and religion, I propose the following peace treaty among all religions. This peace treaty is not “pacifist.” No teacher of religion or practitioner
of any religion is required by this oath and treaty to denounce violence or refuse to participate in violence. The oath and treaty requires only that hatred, spiritual exclusion and violence not be attributed
to the will of God.
Proposed Peace Treaty among all religions, to be subscribed to by religion teachers:
I am a teacher of religion and I acknowledge and actively support peace among all people and among all religions and religious institutions. I acknowledge and teach that there is one sacred universe
of reality, one origin of life and one sacred love of life that inspires all living beings. I accept and teach that any and all acts of hatred or spiritual exclusion or violence are the sole responsibility of the
human beings who commit such acts, and neither hatred nor spiritual exclusion nor violence can be an attribute of the Creator God. There can be no instruction or command to hate or kill given by the
Sacred Spirit of Life that inhabits the one universe and every human being. Therefore, I shall never attribute human violence to God or the will of God. Any person vested with governmental or political
authority who attributes hatred or violence to the will of God has desecrated the teaching and doctrines of my religion.
A religion teacher is licensed by the author to copy, print or publish this proposed oath only without any changes. Professional translators are licensed to translate this oath in accordance with the
highest ethical and professional standards that apply to the duty of accuracy of meaning in language translation.
Click here for this Religion (Peace Pledge) in black text on white page.
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The Primacy of Stewardship is a reconciliation of science and religion that clearly articulates the hard science that is found in the teachings of Jesus when a reasonable person is looking for it. Argues that Jesus taught evolution as The Tree of Life, panspermia and stewardship as realities in how the universe works and not just stories of moral behavior. We are evaluated according to our conduct which means not according to any memberships. The kingdom of heaven is the kingdom of life. Jesus was a cosmic social worker who empowered us with information about the real, physical world. A Christian is obligated to learn about other religions in order to “be reconciled to one’s brother” - or sister. The author does not focus on a rigid interpretation of who or what is the source of the Gospels, but examines the teaching itself for its meaning.
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