Strike at the Root: Understanding the Source of Problems in Our Society

by John Everett
January 2016

[Also available from Amazon]

No one can deny that there are many problems facing us today. Poverty, illiteracy, corruption, and so on are enduring obstacles in our lives. Many people do their best to combat these problems, but in order to do this effectively we have to first figure out what is causing these problems. The trouble is, people can’t seem to agree on the causes of most of these issues. It seems that everyone has different answers. Depending on the person you ask, you might hear the answers: because of the poor, because of immigrants, because of rich corporations, because of lobbying, because of corrupt politicians, and so on. What I would like to discuss now, however, is an answer that hasn’t been very popular but is steadily gaining traction. There is a radical movement that puts forth the idea that government in general is the primary cause of most societal problems. Not a certain Government in particular, mind you. Not a Republican Government or a Democratic Government. Not a parliamentary or congressional Government. Just government in any of its myriad forms. Such a simplistic worldview suffers from a fundamental problem, and I want now to explain what it is.

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原理講論と神の言葉の真実な理解

English version here.

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2014年12月13日

作家:エベレット・ジョン

翻訳者:テイラー千恵

1954年に統一教会を創設した有力な宗教のリーダーである文鮮明氏が現れた。生涯を通じて、精神的かつ、温厚な心で人々に奉仕し、偉大な宗教の指導者の座を引退しました。多くの偉大な宗教家のように生涯議論の的になりました。彼の教えは、聖書の教えを否定するものであるとキリスト教者に言われています。多くのものが変化を恐れ、新しいものを非難するように。この論文は彼の本、原理講論の中の文氏の教えを分析するものである。特に、第二章の堕落論において、これらの教えが原理であるのか、まったくの邪教であるのかを決定づけるものでしょう。そしてさらに、そのような論証または、邪教がどんな社会的影響をもたらすのでしょうか。

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