Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Philosophy of Compassion

The YouTube that follows is a co-authored interfaith charter that was released in Nov. 2009. What the authors do not tell you is that the document is loaded with socialist ideology. The words "compassion" and "social justice" always gives life to progressive movements. The word "interdependence" is a code word that promotes human tolerance and fellowship through mutual consideration and respect. 

From the Will Durant website, Thomas Mann is quoted as saying:
  "All problems -- political, economical and cultural -- that occupy mankind today can be reduced to a single one: To find a new equilibrium of liberty and equality compatible with the new age: to guide the peoples and nations into a form of socialism that will honor the right of the individual."
The most important point not mentioned is that the New Age Movement reels people in this their jargon of "interdependence," "global village," and "universal brotherhood." The New Age ensnares its followers with the bait of humanitarianism and self-improvement. (Source)

The symbol of infinity used for the Charter for Compassion webpage has ties to the occult. It is an ancient symbol from India and Tibet that represents perfection, dualism, and unity between male and female. In the occult tarot, it's linked to magic and represents equilibrium or the balance of various forces. "To occultists, it represents Lucifer's eternal victory. It also symbolizes reincarnation and karma...It's used in the brimstone symbol and appears at the top of the Nine Satanic Statements." (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated) 

As you listen to the dialogue, listen closely. The words have been provided below for those with dial-up.


The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

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