Saturday, February 14, 2015

"the changers of money sitting"

White and Red Japanese Apricots in Very Early Spring

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Joh 2:14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
Joh 2:15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
Joh 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

Friday, February 13, 2015

"Jesus went up to Jerusalem" - Every 10 Years after 1945


Every 10 Years after 1945

Every 10 years after 1945, when WWII ended, Japan faced some grave incidents even in its relation to the world.

I think it is necessary just to make a note about the following incidents:

In 1945, the Empire of Japan surrrendred to the US and other allied forces after Hirsohima/Nagasaki atmic bomb attacks and the invasion of the Soviet Union to Manchuria.

In 1955, Sony luanched its first tarnsisitor radio.

Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. caused an arsenic poisoning incident as its milk products contained arsenic, harminng 13,000 children, including 130 deaths.

In 1965, anti-Vietnam War movement was started with establishment of Beheiren by young liberalists.

Japan and South Korea normalized their relationship.

In 1975, Queeen Elizabeth II visited Japan.

The Emperor and Empress visited the US.

In 1985, Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747SR, crashed on Osutaka Ridge, 150 km northwest of Tokyo with 15 crew members and 505 of the 509 passengers on board dead.  It was the world largest air accident as an accident involving only one airplane.

A criminal group intimidated food companies such as Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. and Morinaga Milk Industry by poisoning their foods in convenience stores mainly around Osaka.

In 1995, the Hanshin-Kobe earthquake killed 6,000 residents in regions adjacent to Osaka, the largest city in western Japan.

The Aum Shinrikyo cult launched sarin gas attacks in Tokyo subway lines, killing a score of people and damaging 6,000 commuters.

In 2001, Al Qaeda attacked New York and Washington DC with hijacked commercial airpalnes, killing 3,000 people, including 24 Japanese.

In 2004, the off-Sumatra earthquake caused a big tsunami to kill 220,000 people.

In 2005, Pope John Paul II died.

Anti-Japanese demonstration happened in Beijing, China, with 10,000 people.

A train accident occurred in Amagasaki, near Osaka, killing 107 passengers.  It greatly shocked metropolitan residents in Japan.

In 2011, the off-Norheast Japan earthquake caused a big tsunami to kill 18,000 people.

In the wake of the tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant ran into a big accident with explosion at three reactor buildings and a large scale radioactive contamination.

The leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, was killed by US commandoes.

In 2015,...

The future is still unknown.  But, Japan has really entered a challenging period with all other nations in the world, since it is 2000 years after the emergence of Christ Jesus.

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Joh 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

"being warned of God" - Uncontrolled Plane and Weapons

Around Tokyo

Uncontrolled Plane and Weapons

There was one case that a large commercial jet was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired by a terrorist to lose all the hydraulic control systems of wings, etc. but eventually land on without a loss of people, though it was a cargo plane.

It was over the Baghdad airport around 2003.

A French female journalist who happened to be with the terrorist group at the time of firing the missile said after the incident, "There are many weapons that have been not yet accounted for in Iraq."

Then more than a decade later, it has become clear that ISIL got them.

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Mat 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Mat 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Arise, and take up thy bed" - Capitalism vs. Islam


Capitalism vs. Islam

The evil of capitalism is that bad guys make big fortunes while good guys have to suffer poverty.

And these bad guys naturally bribe politicians and acquire friendships from bureaucrats.  They can expect that lawmakers who are financially supported by them would always act as their deputies in the parliament or congress.  And, civil servants whose major concern is career progress would not stand against capitalists and politicians who have financial and administrative power.

However, to be super rich or become a capitalist, you don't need to be honest, generous, pious, friendly, and responsible.  You just need luck and ability to make money more than others.

If you are not honest, generous, pious, friendly, and responsible, you can more concentrate on money making.  So, cold-blooded guys have more chances to be rich and capitalists than good guys.

Accordingly, the society ruled by capitalism is essentially not blessed.  It is a cursed society.  Because leaders lack virtues God wants a man to possess, such society would fall in a fatal tragedy sooner or later.

While they act rationally, their rule continues.  If they concede that democracy and social justice are necessary to avoid revolution and uprising of poor people and accept fairness and justice to a necessary degree, they can continue their rule.  But, if their greed and arrogance go beyond a certain level, any debacle such as the former Great Depression or subprime loan crisis could happen.

Capitalism is a system where bad, biased, arrogant, and foolish guys take power with their rich to control poor people.  Leaders in capitalistic society are not great guys in terms of morality, humanity, justice, a spirit of duty and responsibility, and true understanding of meanings of various factors in the human world and the nature.

Of course, mankind cannot manipulate well socialism and communism.  A society based on such ideology can be worse than capitalism, since leaders therein would suppress freedom of people.

As we cannot destroy capitalism by physical force, we have to cope with the evil of capitalism following holy teachings, since it is God that has created this universe after all.

Not a system or an organization of religion but a linkage with God can stop the evil of capitalism. And for an individual to link to God, he or she needs a holy book or the word of God.  And Islam is the religion that requests adherence to its holy book, the Koran, from its followers.

That is also why Muslims would not abandon their religion while they know if they convert to Christianity they can be richer like Europeans and Americans.

Conversely, without Muslims in the world, capitalists would exert more evil in the world.

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Mar 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"the angel said unto them, Fear not" - Too Foolish Capitalism

Venus in the west sky near Mt. Fuji  and Jupiter in the east sky at dusk.  
Under the line connecting the two stars exists a notable shinto shrine that is also on the line connecting Mt. Fuji and Mt. Tsukuba.  Now a wonder on the ground has matched another wonder in the sky. A great thing should happen in Japan.  

Too Foolish Capitalism

Capitalism means producing goods and providing services only for the purpose of earning money.

As this mode of economic activities was accepted or looked accepted by the public, most of rich people justified their cold-blood business and private behaviors referring to capitalism as if capitalism allowed them to neglect humanity in their business and private lives.

However, in old days or before capitalism became prevalent, humane factors were essential in any business and private lives of people.  People who produced any goods took care of consumers and the environment.  Their goods should be good to them.  Or those makers should follow rules set by a religion or communities.  They were requested to understand value consumers respected.  They produced and sold goods not only for money but for harmony with consumers and care for their lives.  If consumers became happy, they would be happy too regardless of an amount of profits.

But capitalists believe that essentially they are allowed to concentrate on their own profits and benefits.  The only measure they respect is market.  If their goods are accepted well in market, they think that they and their goods are good.   If their goods are not accepted well in market, they think that they and their goods are bad.  It has nothing to do with morality and ethics.

To check unrestricted selfish behaviors of capitalists, the public needs democracy.  Democracy allows citizens to fight capitalists who are neglecting people's lives, safety, health, and interest.  But, ordinary citizens have to work in companies, factories, plants, or shops run by capitalists or their deputies.  Most of citizens share interest and some part of profits with capitalists and candidates of capitalists.  Though they have voting right in the democratic society, they don't want lawmakers and other politicians they choose to act totally against capitalism.

So, currently, it is as if government were complementing capitalists who put little or no weight on and pay little or no respect to human values, humanity, social traditions, communities, human relationships, and justice and love.

Capitalists think that it is a justifiable act to produce and sell weapons to anybody, including terrorists, if the purpose is to make money.  But, capitalists might object against a claim that weapons should be sold for the purpose of pursuing justice.  Any act for making money should be allowed, according to their philosophy.  But an act for pursuing justice, freedom, or love is not supported by them, though they would keep silent if their goods are sold in a process of such an act.

Put simply goods should be produced and services should be provided for the purpose of making consumers happy but not for making money.

(Of course, capitalists pretend that they are making products to contribute to happiness and welfare of consumers and the public.  But it is a big lie in advertisement.  They are wolves in sheep's clothing.)

Capitalism should be avoided, since it is too cheap and frivolous.  Fools who cannot appreciate human values but can only understand power of money are promoting capitalism.

Put more simply, capitalism should be avoided, since capitalists are dangerously too foolish.

The world that does not allow capitalists to emerge is a good world.  In this context, the Islamic world seems better than the world occupied by present-day Christians and Judaists.

(As capitalists concentrate on making money while citizens, consumers and workers pay respect for other human and humane matters sacrificing money making, return on capital would be naturally and inherently larger than a growth rate of economy: r > g.)

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Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Monday, February 09, 2015

"the tree of life also in the midst of the garden" - God Designed the Universe

Around Tokyo; Mt. Tsukuba (877 meters) 50 Km  Far

God Designed the Universe

When mankind did not know modern physics, they wondered what the moon, the sun, the galaxy, stars, and the whole universe were.

They could freely imagine that there was Heaven in the sky and the hell beneath the ground.

But today we know that the human body and all the living things as well as any inanimate matter in this universe are mainly built with three elemental particles: electrons, protons, and neutrons, though light is unique as it has no mass.

We also know that this whole universe was created 13.8 billion years ago as a very tiny entity with extraordinarily explosive energy.  And the universe is now expanding, being accelerated toward eternity.

So, we have to judge whether this universe was designed by God or by chance.

There are no random elements in this universe with the diameter of 46.5 billion light years and in the minute world within an atomic nucleus with the diameter of 1/10^16 cm that could cause collapse of an atom and the whole universe.  They are all built in an ordinary manner, though any random elements at any level of this structure from an atom to the whole universe could destroy them at any moment.

This universe was apparently designed by a super genius who must be God.

So, we have to think why God created these atoms and this great universe.  It is for mankind.  Then, we have to think about why God created these atoms and this great universe for mankind.

I think it is true religion.   We have to establish this religion by thinking why God wanted mankind in the material universe but not only in the spiritual universe.

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Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Gen 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Gen 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Gen 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.