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Catholics: The Chosen People?

To: tor.general,torfree.religion.discussion,alt.messianic,alt.christnet,alt.religion.christianity,talk.religion.misc
From: (Gary Stevason)
Subject: Re: Catholics:  The Chosen People?
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 14:22:19 GMT

Dan Sontup ( wrote:
: Question: Which religions, according to the Roman Catholic Church,
: contain *all* truth?

Dan,  quite frankly from a Hindu perspective, most Christians appear to 
worship the demigod, Brahma, who creates the entire material cosmos.  
They often speak of God being the creator of the world.

However there are many Brahmas over time, who serve the primal Lord Krsna,
who is also known as Govinda and Syamasundara, in this pastime of creating
a playground for the living entities to exercise their desire to be lord -
lords of the world. Only when they come back to their senses and realize
that they are not the lords, but are eternally God's dependents, will they
once again return to the Kingdom of God to be with Him. 

Granted there is very little information about God directly in the Bible 
- His pastimes, His dress, His appearance, His relationships, etc.  But 
then, most Christians don't seem to be too concerned about who He really 
is, anyway.  Suffice to refer to Him as the word dog spelled backwards, 
for all we care .... some sort of black box, a magic giver of bread.  We 
really don't have the time; quite too busy enjoying this world.

And so gives rise our tendency to use religion to meet our normal ego 
requirements - we are the greatest, we are superior, we are right, they 
are wrong, we shall deride them for we are superior, we are right, they 
are wrong, we can kill them because we are superior, we are right, they
are wrong.

The honest Christian is a Hindu and the honest Hindu is a Christian. Once 
one gets beyond the words, beyond the idiom, only He remains.  May we all 
strive for that goal, for He is the only goal of life ... all else is 
inconsequential - teardrops in the ocean of eternity.

Sorry to get all religious on you here, folks.

THE RADMAN . . . . Gary Stevason .....
"Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me.  I shall 
deliver you from all sinful reaction.  Do not fear."  --  God, Bhagavad-gita

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