Monday, February 08, 2010
"who can forgive sins but God only?"
What Will Never Recur
Those who support punishment by death account for 85% of the Japanese people.
People have become less tolerant and more alarmed at potential criminals in a risky social environment, believing that death penalty could deter them from violent and heinous acts.
Rich men usually like death penalty, since they think they can deter poor men who stop at nothing trying to be rich by intimating them by a threat of death penalty.
Laws, including capital punishment, sometimes work as a means for the rich to control and suppress the poor.
In this context, those 85% Japanese may be sharing a sense with the rich, since they are not violent, indecent, and vicious poor men or women.
However, death penalty is againt the teaching of the God of Abraham and Jesus Christ.
SECTION I: Mother Teresa
If you are in your 10's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 18 was dispatched to India from a nunnery in Ireland to be a teacher of a high school at Kolkata next year.
If you are in your 20's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 27 pledged that she would dedicate her life to Christ, and people started to call her Mother Teresa,
If you are in your 30's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 36 heard the word of the God "Serve the poorest among the poor!," while traveling on a railroad.
If you are in your 40's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 40 acquired nationality of India to have her own order authorized by the Catholic authority in the Kolkata parish.
If you are in your 50's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 55 had her order at Kolkata authorized by the Pope.
If you are in your 60's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 69 received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
If you are in your 70's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 71 visited Japan for the first time in 1981 to be followed by her second and third visit to Japan at the age of 72 and 74.
If you are in your 80's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 87 died at Kolkata in 1997.
As she was born in present Macedonia in 1910, it was very reasonable that she accomplished what Alexander the Great could not: crossing over the Indus to India.
Anyway, you had better consider that Jesus Christ accomplished what Alexander the Great could not carry out by using Mother Teresa, though 1900 years later after His emergence on the earth, in commemoration of the one-hundredth year since Mother Teresa's birth.
SECTION II: "Watashi" and I
In Arabic, it is said that there are 200 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the snake.
In Arabic, it is said that there are 500 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the lion.
In Arabic, it is said that there are 1,000 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the hawk.
However, in Japanese, there are 20 or more different words or expressions all of which mean "I" or oneself.
In English as well as Chinese, there is basically only one word or expression that means "I" or oneself.
The concept of the self-sustaining individual or a sense of self is a basic of the European philosophy, which is however not in the Japanese philosophy, since the culture, history, traditions, and religions of Japan are so different from European ones.
Though after WWII, the Japanese society changed so drastically while cutting off the last remnant of the underlying samurai spirit. Accordingly, the concept of the self-sustaining individual or a sense of self has come to take a significant part in the modern life of the Japanese people along with infiltration of the paradigm based on the American-Christian Democracy.
However it is also after WWII that Judaists as a whole came to think in earnest that the U.S. is at least one of their holy destinations in parallel with Israel. As a consequence, the unique American Christianity became further unique by merging with Judaism in part since 1945.
In other word, American Christianity we see today is a little different from that before 1945. But, the American-Christian Democracy introduced after WWII into Japan is based on American Christianity before 1945.
Therefore, though it is very hard to comprehend and believe, it is very likely that some features of American Christianity before 1945 can be only seen alive in Japan but not in America, since the basic ideas recommended for the new Japanese Constitution were issued to the Imperial Government by the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces led by General MacArthur on February 13, 1946.
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Japanese high school students to be graduated this March reportedly face a bleak situation in getting employment.
This is one of the gravest problems in Japan today, though nowadays almost every youth goes to high school.
Economics must be guided by ethics; otherwise there will be so many cold-hearted economists just indifferently observing poor high-school graduates from cozy offices of universities.
Anyway, the regime change in Japan last summer seems to deter desperate and abnormal poor men from attacking others on the street with knives and cars which happened so significantly before.
Mar 2:6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Mar 2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Mar 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Mar 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
Posted by EEreporter at 2/08/2010 09:13:00 AM