Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: 3-fold middle east (was: Killing)
>I have no idea how to threefold one's life, Dottie,
> So, Frank, how does one threefold ones life? What
> the practical manners in which this can be done. Can
> you write and article, or have you written an
> about this?
sorry. Sounds like a confusing abstraction to me, like
trying to apply the threefold idea to a school, for
example, which is not a political state, a central
bank of an industry.
If so can you pass it onto us? And then
> maybe we can get it into the World News For MembersThat's more like it. You mean, I guess, how *could* it
> and then the News For Members here in the States and
> then maybe we can see if the Society might not
> consider making this an initiatve in the branches
> we become aware of it in our working with one
> and also those who work with us in the purchasing
> business relationships and so forth.
> So, how does three folding work for the middle east?
work in the middle east. Let's go to the crux, which
is Palestine-Israel. Everyone's talking about a
political state for the Palestinians alongside Israel.
I have a lot of sympathy for the Palestinians and
agree that they've been royally screwed. But I can't
see a solution in 2 enemy states next door to each
other; the only thing to have changed would be the
name of one, with the new "Islamic Republic of
Palestine" vowing to rid the world of Israel. It's
necessary to understand that Palestine is dirt poor,
mostly uneducated and without resources or know-how;
while Israel is essentially a western educated culture
transplanted to the middle east. Palestine cannot
exist without Israel. I've been to Israel a number of
times, not as a tourist but on business and have been
often told there by Israelis, even those who admit
that the Ps were screwed, that they can't let them
back because they would soon outnumber the Jews
because of their much higher birth rate, and finally
goodbye Israel as a Jewish state. To apply the
threefold idea , Israel would have to cease being a
Jewish state (which was justified at its beginning,
but no longer), and Palestine would have to renounce
being a Muslim state. This doesn't mean they would
cease being Jews and Muslims, only not political ones.
(As in the U.S., where the constitution doesn't ban
religion, only a state religion.) What they need is a
confederation (a la Switzerland) of Israel, Palestine
and maybe Jordan as a buffer, with complete religious
and cultural freedom and guaranteed human rights.
Which takes care of the political and cultural angles.
Economically Israel would be the leader, but in a
confederation their knowledge would be useful to all.
And the rest of the world would support this
Iraq: Same, with 3 "cantons": Sunni, Shiite and
Kurdish, not a separation into 3 autonomous states,
which would be a disaster, as history has shown in
Europe (the Balkans). Sounds utopic, right? Any
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Regards Gotthard in Melbourne AUSOn 1/18/07, dottie zold <dottie_z@...> wrote:--
I was just wondering which lineage is the one that has
the line of those called the Prostitute? Was that the
Solomon line or the Nathan line?
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