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By Frank and Mary Hoffman - 24 Jun 2012
In Reference to: 24 June 2012 - Belief is Passive - Faith is Active
We agree with your desired approach and the analysis of the problems surrounding our differences and agenda.
The problem of how to get the people to listen, let alone begin to change still exists, and it’s a battle we’ve been waging for over thirty years.
Also, in your discussion of the religious difference, our problem is to first find ways of stripping away the things that make us different. The second is finding ways to strip away the political side of religion, which is really the root cause of most religious problems and hardness of heart.
I believe we have a common factor in God’s love, or in the Sanskrit term, ahimsa. We just need to work the meaning by itself, without the religious baggage, and realize we are really talking about the same thing.
The hardest problem is simply getting people to want to listen and be willing to change.
As an example, the world really knows that diabetes is reversible, curable, and preventable through eating a low fat whole plant food diet, but because the world is mostly political and lacks true love, we do almost nothing to help these people, and instead take away what little money they have for medical and pharmaceutical expenses. And remember that religion, as it is today, is part of the world system.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary