Posts tagged: God



Obama: What’s next?

What barrier to break next? Now that race has finally become irrelevant, nationalism and religion loom large. How to reconcile nationalities and ethnicities? How to achieve peace between religions? Not 'tolerance', but 'peace'. Tolerance is like saying: 'The Muslim errs in good faith'. It means you ...

Gerieflijk op krediet

Zegt de hoerenloper tegen de hoer:
“Schatje, als je het op mijn manier doet, betaal ik je duizend Euro”.
“Maar natuurlijk Stuk, en wat is jouw manier dan?”.
Op krediet!
 
Moraal van het verhaal:
Als niet oppast wordt je genaaid.

Ooit was adel de natte droom van de gewone man.

‘Arbeid adelt, maar adel ...

Conversation with Joshua Spanner

Joshua Spanner is a member of the Democratic Party and from time to time he seeks publicity to criticize his party and the Government. Some people on Statia call him “The Freedom Fighter”. He’s an independent man, with strong ideas about politics. We talked about his youth, black awareness, the ...

Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

ALBERT [E = MC2] EINSTEIN’S GOD

Often when asked if he were religious, Albert Einstein gave this answer, “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [one who believes the existing universe is God; or one who believes in the worship of all gods]”. What he did believe, it seems, is that nature followed laws ...

The flaw in humanity

This article is the first of many. For many people, much of what is in these articles will be disturbing, to say the least.  For most people many statements will even be unacceptable. The statements made in these articles will understandably require many demonstrations, as they are contrary to much ...

Race is Irrelevant

We have indeed entered the New Aquarian Age. I knew it before, but we have just seen yet another clear sign of it: Obama's nomination. Excellent job! A great achievement for humanity. Unfortunately Obama is ignorant of the ‘Just Third Way' (which we call ‘solidarism') and it's going to be extremely ...

Africa has Problems

Today two news-items high-light Africa. The world food price crisis and a UN mission to investigate various African wars (Somalia, Congo, Sudan). Mostly we try to focus on the (greater) Caribbean region, but to an extent our today's comment reflects on our region as well. We cannot escape the ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Faith-based Politics or ‘Themocracy’?

Haven't we had enough of that already? Well, that depends on what you mean by ‘faith'. George Bush apparently believes that ‘faith' means the ‘Christian faith'. He's wrong. There are many faiths (in this sense) and all faith-based states, no matter whether Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim, always ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Chavez: crazy no, misguided yes

'10 battalions and tanks to the border! Try crossing our border Uribe, and see what happens! Don't even think it!' Obviously the USA, CIA, FBI etc. are all behind this, Chavez claims (which could well be true, by the way). Meanwhile, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is asking the International ...

It’s About Breaking the Race-Barrier

When we from abroad watch the American presidential campaign, we see a young man with an unusual name - Obama - take center stage. And we rejoice. We are beginning to see a new America. An America that is finally and definitely going to define a new direction. For this is not about race. It’s about ...

Waarom Arco in 4 talen?

We hebben in de Antillen al veel teveel tijd verdaan. Een land wordt niet opgebouwd met kletsen. Het wordt opge-bouwd met plannen, organiseren en werken. En leren (studeren).

Spaanstalig continent
Wij liggen in een continent waar veel Spaans gesproken wordt. Voor handels-contacten en toerisme ...

Why write about the need for equal rights?

Need for equality obvious
Some ARCO-writers wondered why we should write about this at all. ‘Isn’t it obvious?’, they protested. The BES-islands are going to be part of Holland. This has been agreed in the ‘Final Declaration’ (‘Slotverklaring’).

Art. 1 Slotverklaring reads:
‘BES krijgen in de ...

Bizarre 17th Century-style Terrorism

By: Caritas Puella
Is it starting up again?  Is it a plane, a weather balloon, or a UFO?  Who knows!, but an amazing sighting took place the day after Christmas 2007 in the skies above Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Home videos posted on the Internet attest to something sensational “stalking” the ...

HET IS MOOI GEWEEST ... Voor sommigen!

Er is weer een jaar voorbij. We schieten ze nog voor hun raap in Irak en Afganistan, maar count your blessings. Sinterklaas heeft milieudefensie en ‘alisdeleugennogzosnel’ uit zijn zak getoverd. Lang leve Bali en gelukkig gaan we niet naar Iran. Hopen we… We zijn met velen, die zich afvragen wat er ...

NAAR EEN SALSA OP KLOMPEN

Studie van het Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor het CDA Rapport in ‘Caribbean Knowledge Center’
Het rapport is goed bedoeld. Er staan ook vele leuke, rake en interessante passages in. Ook belangrijk cijfermateriaal. Maar toch ...  Wij hopen dat de ‘Nieuwe Band’ niet de inhoud zal hebben die het ...

A Sufi Prayer and a World Anthem

An inspiring e-mail is a joy for ever. Today we received one such: a universal Sufi prayer. According to Wikipedia Sufism, or rather the Sufi Way, is "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God". One of the best known Sufi masters, Ibn ‘Ajiba, ...

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