A thought on Evolution of Religious Philosophy and the Political Systems that are built around them. (Very, Very, Simple Version)
What – Poly Theism/Gods = Poly Debts
Who – The God-King Emperor (i.e. Ancient; Egypt/Greece/Rome/India/China/Europe/Eurasia)
Why – Many Gods and Everyone are Debtors to pay for whims of the Gods and/or sins of man.
How – Mass ‘Societal’ Sacrifice; All Must Build, All Must Slave, All must Worship, in any manner commanded. (Humans are Inherently Worthless – Appeasing the Gods is All)
What – Mono Theism/God = Mono Debt
Who – Priest Leaders (i.e. Moses) – Nationless Group/Tribal Group
Why – Only One God and One Debtor to pay for guilt for your own actions and the sins of men
How – Individual Sacrifice – Scheduled, Measurable and Predictable (Humans are Inherently Evil/Bad/Sinful – Penance to God is Salvation)
What – Personal Theism/God = No Debt
Who – Every Individual is Sovereign and worship according to their own choosing (i.e. Jesus, Gandhi, MLK)
Why – Personal God with No Debt, Lean or Judgment; Only Introspection, Individual Growth, Wisdom, Patience, Forgiveness, Understanding, Prosperity, Love, Peace and Joy for any who seek them and to each in their own time.
How – No Sacrifice – The Act of personal meditation and honest thoughtful introspection for the Truth offers Understanding, Patience and Wisdom. These in turn develop into Forgiveness and Generosity that in turn builds and grows into Love. The Love is overwhelming, thus Peace and Joy are inevitable. (Humans are Inherently Good and Now Free of Debt and Lien, Responsible for Own Personal Salvation)
The Stage Three in that evolution Embodied the Philosophy that; ‘All Men’ or Everyone is a Child of God or ‘are Created Equal, Endowed by Our Creator’ and Can Commune or Define God according to their Own Practices and Traditions or ‘Have Certain Inalienable Rights’ or (In Lienable Rights)
Jesus seemed to be a man that said to develop the temple that is you, you are to sacrifice your silver and alms at that temple and for its glory (for that is the most honest form of spending and currency we have). Tithe into your own development with actions that foster Truth, Wisdom, Patience, Forgiveness and Love. Nothing is more powerful.
America is the Nation that came the closest to ever implementing this last philosophy in a form of government that would sustain it. It was almost an enduring protectorate of the private individual as a sacred temple, a temple where each natural person could claim sanctuary, in themselves and for their lives.
Let us not lose our way or allow a man nor laws of our land to invade the sacred sovereign temples of our brothers, mothers, sisters, sons and daughters.
We must call that Invasion to the light of day, when ever and were ever we encounter it. For if we fail to defend ourselves we will surely parish from the face of the earth by allowing tyranny into the temples of our lives or corruption over our hearts and minds.