Albert Einstein once said that he doesn’t know with what weapons the 3rd World War will be fought, but he knows that the 4th WW will be fought with sticks and stones. He’s probably right.
And yet the way out is so absurdly easy.
All it takes is for the United Nations to issue an order that, as of specific date, anyone involved in any way whatsoever in the production of arms will be evicted to a desert island, which will be patrolled with an international navy to assure that not a single man or woman can leave the island for any reason whatsoever. Basic subsistence would be provided by the UN. Not for possession of arms, only for production. For manufacturing of arms in any form. On the said island they would be given absolute freedom.
Regardless of what the aspiring jingoistic plutocrats would do on their island, within a year or two all arms already produced would have been used up, and sticks and stones would come into play without the intervening 3rd WW.
Today, at this very moment, the United Nations HAVE THE POWER, to enforce such a proposal. All that is missing is the will. The will to stop killing each other.
Few people seem to realize that the Great Mystics on whose teaching most religions are supposed to have been based, never intended their followers to ‘go’ to heaven, but to create conditions of ‘heaven’ here and now. Happiness is the birthright of everyone single person, not just of the rich and famous.
“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full,” said Yeshûa (John 15:11), when he noticed that his followers began to equate their happiness with his presence.
“The Kingdom of God is within you,” he repeated, also to no avail, though even atheists know that ‘God’ resides in heaven, hence, also WITHIN you. Looking up at the stars doesn’t help.
Unfortunately one cannot make good money from such maxims. Nor can one control people’s minds. Nor enforce obedience. For that one needs a carrot and a stick. Like Heaven and Hell. Externalized. Eternal.
According to World Christian Encyclopedia “…there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. 34,000 separate Christian groups have been identified…”
The “Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life” estimates that there are 5.8 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe, representing 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.
And then, there is us. All that the Great Masters wanted to do was to make us happy. All of us. Regardless of any religion.
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