Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"in his name shall the Gentiles trust" - Wisdom for Economics

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Wisdom for Economics

The following calculation adds all the integers up to the infinity.

S = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +...

Therefore the result is infinity.  However, if it is multiplied by two, it results in a strange conclusion.

2S = 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 +...

This calculates the sum of  all the even integers that are a part of S.  Therefore S > 2S: S is larger than 2S.  It is strange.  If any integer N is multiplied by 2, the result 2N will be larger than N.  But, as for the above infinite summation, 2S is smaller than S.

When your wealth or desire that can be infinite is multiplied, something spiritual related to it would be smaller.  The more your wealth or desire is multiplied, the less its spiritual effect will be.

Our economy is based on an implicit rule that profit, interest, or wealth can be pursued up to infinity.  It is absurd.  As it reflects man's boundless desire for wealth, it is dangerous and foolish.

There must be an optimum and allowable level of wealth man is allowed to possess and pursue in any given social environment.  Economics should be built on this wisdom.

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Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Now there were seven brethren" - Calculation of Every Second of One's Life

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Calculation of Every Second of One's Life

Mathematically, the following calculation of an infinite sequence has no definite solution.

X = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...

However, if the right side is modified as follows,  the solution is zero.

X = (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1) + (1 - 1)...
   =  (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) +...
   = 0

However, if the right side is modified as follows,  the solution is one.

X = 1 + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1) + (-1 + 1)...
   = 1 + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) + (0) +...
  =  1

But, if the following formula is applied, as a = 1 and r = -1, the solution is 1/2.

X = a + ar + ar^2 + ar^3 + ar^4 + ar^5 + ar^6 + ar^7...
    =  a/(1 - r)

X = 1/[1 - (-1)] = 1/(1 + 1) = 1/2

That is,
1/2 = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...


0.5 = 1 - 1 + 1  - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 + 1...

So,  this infinite sequence is not simple.

Man's  life is close to an infinite sequence of events that began far before a man was born.  Although a man cannot live forever, every second in which he lives may be presented as one (1) in the sequence.  Or it might be even regarded as having started when the earth was created in our solar system in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Anyway, the solution of your life may be 1, 0, or 1/2 depending on how it is calculated.

The lesson?  We cannot correctly judge any one's life, if we tried observe or calculate every second of his or her life.  Only God can judge it.

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Mar 12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
Mar 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Monday, December 19, 2016

"He shall not strive, nor cry" - A Christmas Story?


A Christmas Story?

There was a British writer a century ago who had tried to help and save a prostitute when he was a student in a local city of England.

But as he had no money for himself, he stole money from another student of the university where he learnt.  However, he was found in his act of the crime and arrested by the police.  Accordingly he was expelled from the university.

But his friends had compassion on him, so that they collected some money, gave it to him,  and sent him to the U.S.  But this young man could not find a job easily in America and wandered as a vagabond from New York to Chicago.

Desperately, he visited a newspaper office in Chicago to ask them to buy his novel.  A responsible man told him that if he he brought a novel next day, the newspaper would buy it.  So, the desperate British young man wrote a short novel overnight in a cheap hotel.  The newspaper company bought it and put it on its paper.  Following it, as other newspaper companies started to offer chances for writing to him, he could get some money.  But,  he finally decided to return to  England after spending a year in the US.  

The young man started to live as a writer in London, but his works didn't sell well.  However, he called the prostitute to London and married her.  But his wife, an ex-prostitute, could not enjoy a poor life with him in London.  She drank much, got ill, and died in time.  But, years later, his works started to get many readers and eventually he succeeded as a novelist.

So, we should wonder what novel God wanted this man to write based on his experience from a local city in England to New York and further to Chicago, and then back to England to settle in London which was triggered by his love or compassion to a prostitute in a local city in England.

A Christmas story?

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Mat 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

"I will put my spirit upon him" - You Must Not Trust the Pope

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You Must Not Trust the Pope

There are many people who are engaged in Christianity, namely, priests, clergymen, bishops, scholars of religion, etc. but who cannot understand any spiritual matters.

These people don't think that there are Heaven and the hell.  They think what is described in the Bible is just fantasy or a simple story.  They think the teaching of Christ Jesus is just mere ethical codes or lessons.  They cannot believe miracles and spiritual matters.  They don't even think that men have souls.  They think if a man dies, nothing is left and nothing happens to his soul; they are virtually atheists.  

But, they are engaged in professions related to Christianity because of worldly reasons.  For example, their parents have been priests so that they can easily take the same path.  Or they think that they can have middle class lives if they become priests.  Sometimes, they have found that they have no other ability but become priests.

Such priests or clergymen may function to support the social framework of Christianity.   But they are not holy at all.  From the beginning, they cannot understand what is holy and what is evil.  Ultimately, they will join Satan rather than God.  What they want is that they are respected as priests, though they don't even know they are not true followers of God, by others who also don't understand Christianity.  They want to just enjoy social status as priests, though they are harming society in an inexplicit manner.

But they are not acutely so harmful that other leaders of cults.  Leaders of cults think that they can abuse religion to earn money.  They intentionally cheat people into believing that they are holy.  For them, religion is an easy mean to make money.  They think that there are many stupid people who believe God.  All they have to do is to show some religious knowledge, and then those innocent people would believe and respect them.  They deserve being cheated and deceived, they think.  By taking advantage of good nature or weakness of others, they sell their phony religion to these victims.  They are harming society through their mean-spirited religious activities in an explicit manner.

So, how can we make difference between true followers of God or holy men from phony religious professionals?

If those who are engaged in religious matters are rich, you must not trust them.  If those who are engaged in religious matters have any titles or high status in their religious bodies, you must not trust them.  If those who are engaged in religious matters show a lack of understanding of social justice, spiritual matters, or compassion to the poor or victims, you must not trust them.

If they are homeless, you may trust them.

In this context, you must not trust the Pope and those who are surrounding him.


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Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.