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Wed May 02, 2012 at 06:43 AM PDT

Why Occupy in Germany?

by andycoster

Why do we need Occupy in Germany? We have very good health insurance and unemployment insurance and very good pensions. Everybody is well adequately supplied. However marriage, abortion, sterilization and much of the private life is controlled by the state church and by state psychologists. The famous member of the Social Democratic Party, Sarrazin has followers, who openly are calling for the sterilization of the unemployed and the sterilization of migrants in Germany. Here is reached the point where I feel like many others, that we must join the Occupy movement.


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Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:42 AM PDT

Immanuel Kant

by andycoster

In an age a radical capitalism and populist right wingers Immanuel Kant becomes brand new again:

"The state of a lawless external and brutish freedom and independence from laws is a state of injustice and of war, everyone against everyone. It is a state of open conflict between principles of virtue and a state of inner immorality. Now here we have a duty not of men toward men, but of the human race toward itself. The highest moral good cannot be achieved merely by the exertions of the single individual toward his own moral perfection, but requires such individuals to unite into a whole."

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Crossposted from streetprophets.

Rod Parsley has strong leadership abilities. People feel unity with him. They know him. They know him inside out. They seem to become one with him. In many cases there is nothing left of the personality of his adherents. He is considered  overwhelming by his followers. Therefore for many of them it is easy to betray his marriage partner because only the personality of Rod Parsley counts. Money to them is more important than love.

However Jesus said that: "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin..." A pastor who recommends a divorce to a married couple in his congregation for worldly success, "it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the see." (Matthew 18,6)

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Luke 14, 29+30: "Lest, after he has laid the foundation,
and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
saying, "This man began to build and was not able to
finish."" Many American soldiers went to war in Iraq
to FORGET that existence never has been, and never
can be, sure. The manifestation of "human progress"
in Iraq will be a prolific subject for the hilarity and pity
of future generations. The war in Iraq is about the laws
of an imaginary existence, without concern about the
welfare of the individual man. The American soldiers
have forgotten the fate of him who resolved to build
a greater storehouse to provide an abundance for
many years: he died in a night. Everything they do
to make our existence secure is like the act of the
ostrich, when she hides her head in the sand, and does
not see that her destruction is near.
I did not believe John Kerry and I do not believe
John Edwards, that the future of America lies in those
people, who see no need of any fundamental rule and
just do what they are told to do. The question remains,
can Senator Edward save the masses that have
become martyrs of the world?
Andreas Coester,
Bonn, Germany

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Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 04:52 AM PST

The Sermon on the Mount

by andycoster

The Sermon on the Mount
In the year 1888 Leo Tolstoy wrote: "Some time ago
I was reading in Hebrew, the fifth chapter of Matthew with
a Jewish rabbi. At nearly every verse the rabbi said,
"This is in the Bible," or "This is in the Talmud," and
he showed me in the Bible and in the Talmud sentences
very like the declarations of the Sermon on the Mount.
When we reached the words, "Resist not an evil person,"
the rabbi did not say, "This is in the Talmud," but he
asked me, with a smile, "Do the Christians obey this
command? Do they turn the other cheek?" I had
nothing to say in reply, especially as at that particular time,
Christians, far from turning the other cheek, were
smiting the Jews upon both cheeks."
Today in the year 2008 the Christians are smiting the
Muslims on both cheeks!!!
Andreas Coester,
Bonn, Germany

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