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June 13, 2010

Religious Freedom in Context of the Alliance of Civilizations

It was clear to me back in 2008 that unless the people of the United States woke up to the Alliance of Civilizations’ agenda that this country would partner with this vile thing. And so it has. On May 13 the State Department announced U.S. membership in the UN Alliance of Civilizations Initiative.



Worse yet is that this partnership happened with the help of the National Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Fellowship Foundation, a.k.a. “The Family”. The 2010 breakfast featured Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero as its keynote speaker who professed Spain’s commitment to religious tolerance and pluralism along with its rejection of "exclusive ideology" and uncompromising fundamentalism. Zapatero's speech was a sales pitch for the Alliance of Civilizations. He was given a forum to introduce the United States Congress to what has become our new new strategic direction. Spain's reaction is not surprising...


Zapatero was not the first keynote speaker to direct the U.S. Congress down the Alliance's path. In 2009, Alliance implementation partner Tony Blair advanced the ideology that anything other than Universalism amounts to extremism. For Blair western democracies' long standing principles of religious tolerance is not enough. For if one rejects "the Other's" faith as not equally valid, then one becomes "intolerant" and is identified with extremism. This intolerance will not be tolerated. The basis of interfaith dialogue—“all [religions] different, all [outcomes] equal”—is absurd. For this requires that faiths discard their core teachings and favor of a “common spiritual value” which, as a result, redefines them. I have noticed that both Tony Blair's and President Obama's speeches echo the words of AoC High Level Group member Karen Armstrong.

Now would be a good time to review the Fellowship Foundation which has shown itself to be bedfellows with the Alliance of Civilizations. And in light of Spain's recent conference on religious tolerance within the framework of the Alliance of Civilizations, a review of this framework would also be timely.

Constance Cumbey’s research provides invaluable insight into why a “Christian” foundation would support an initiative which seeks to destroy Christianity and religious orthodoxy. One of her most disturbing discoveries was that the Fellowship Foundation had received $1.777 million from Institute of Noetic Sciences’ co-founder Paul Temple.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a group of conscious evolutionists! They believe that they have evolved to a higher, super human species called homo noeticus. Barbara Marx Hubbard refers to this species as homo universalis. They call for the extinction of the lower--or "egocentric" species. Where in not-too-distant history have we heard this before?

I have provided the following links to Mrs. Cumbey’s work on the Fellowship Foundation.

And finally, it is important to show exactly what it is the Fellowship Foundation, a.k.a., “The Family” and the Alliance of Civilizations supports. Presenting Religious Freedom within the Context of the Alliance of Civilizations.


12 comments:

Rich Peterson - Medford said...

I'm often asked why the media doesn't cover the Alliance of Civilizations and especially why Fox News ignores it.

Noteworthy is that the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding is a driving force behind the Alliance of Civilizations and the prince is also part owner of Fox News. This purchase could explain media silence.

http://www.prwatch.org/node/8906

Susanna said...

Very good article, Rich.

If you recall, Paul N. Temple spent a lot of time in Spain back when he was an executive for a branch of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company known as Esso(Exxon).

Back in the 1930's The Spanish Civil War had been between the rabidly anti-clerical Popular Front (composed of liberals, Socialists, and Communists) and the Franco forces.

Paul N. Temple worked in Generalissimo Franco's Spain.

Temple even had a villa there that he allowed Chuck Colson and his wife to use when they were vacationing in Spain.

Of course, given Temple's military history, there is always the possibility - albeit perhaps a remote one - that Temple's overt activities in the oil business, the IONS and The Family, could have collectively been little more than a front for Temple if he were working for our fledgeling intelligence agency when it was still OSS.

A fascinating subject that might be worth looking into.

Constance Cumbey said...

Excellent article. Thank you, Rich!

Constance

John Rupp, Jr. said...

This has explained some strange things I have seen happen in my own life. I have found Constance Cumbey's information since I first read Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow back in 1982 very valuable to me and very accurate. Now I know why she was unfairly attacked by our professors at Multnomah Bible College in Portland, Oregon. I graduated there in 1984 and was very pleased to see her invited to Multnomah to speak in I believe 1982 or 1983. After her visit I was very disturbed by an all out attack including a very unfair character attack led by at that time a very young Dr. Dan Lockwood. Just a few years ago I found out that Dr. Joseph Aldrich retired as president of Multnomah and Dr. Dan Lockwood took his place and is now the president of the college himself. I remember the attacks against Constance being published in the annaul Multnomah Message, a school periodical to students.

Now I also understand Fox News being strangely silent on Javier Solana and the UN's Alliance of Civilizations. Even Hal Lindsey warned about the Alliance of Civilizations on one of his shows on Daystar a few weeks ago. He must be very brave! This last week I tried to email to Glenn Beck's tips and ask why he hasn't mentioned Javier Solana or the Alliance of Civilizations on his show. Both times the emails came back to me as undeliverable. Thank you Rich and Constance Cumbey for all your research and keeping us believers in Jesus Christ informed.

katey said...

Love this article! Can someone please tell me--leave a comment--where we average people might encounter this "family" group, such as through church, or do they publish books/curriculum for bible studies, etc? How do they reach us and the pastors??? I want to stay away from them in the Christian book store, for example. Thanks ahead of time!

Rich Peterson - Medford said...

This post connects some dots why I suspect Fox News will never permit credible criticism of the Alliance of Civilizations.

1) Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal formed Kingdom Holding Company (KHC). Alwaleed finances the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding an Alliance of Civilizations interlocking organization.

http://islamicstudies.harvard.edu/
overview/about_the_donor.php


2) The Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding is John Esposito who is also an Alliance of Civilizations High Level Group member.

http://cmcu.georgetown.edu/

Prince Alaweed's Kingdom Holding Company has ownership in News Corp. the parent company of Fox News.

http://www.kingdom.com.sa/en/
IntInvs_TMT_NewsCorp.asp

http://tinyurl.com/ch4cfh

Some interesting commentary

http://tinyurl.com/nyhg2x

JD said...

Rich,

The latest article in my series is up on my blog. I will be away from the computer over the next couple days, in case you or anyone else decides to leave comments or post questions over there. My wife is going into the hospital in the morning so they can induce labor for our baby girl. I will respond to anything left for me when we get home.

Anonymous said...

Rich,

I came across this article in a New Age magazine. You might want to read it.

This is from a Gnostic magazine

Homosexuality, bisexuality, and androgyny. It is generally understood that at the non-physical level, people are not limited to their bodily gender. Jesus declared in the Gnostic scriptures that he “came to make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female.” We may take this to mean that in order to attain to the Wholeness of the Pleroma, all persons are striving toward a spiritual androgyny. In the hyletic phase of development this often manifests as polymorphous bisexuality, in the psychic phase as homosexuality, and in the pneumatic phase it moves increasingly into the area of a spiritually based androgyny. None of these are sinful or should be condemned in Gnostic thinking. The idea of a “crime against nature” is meaningless to the Gnostic, for our nature is not merely physical nature, such as our gender, but our total nature within which all dualities exist.

When asked about homosexuality, the great modern Gnostic C.G. Jung merely said: “Well, they are the only people who are trying doing something against over-population.”

The attraction of persons of the same gender toward each other meets with the most powerful taboos of the patriarchal-psychic phases of cultural development and is therefore encumbered by many unnecessary ideas and apprehensions.
Birth control and abortion. Anthropologists have noted that agricultural societies tend to be opposed to the limiting of births, while nomadic-pastoral societies encourage the same. Many great religions came to adopt the mythos of the agricultural societies and have proscribed birth control and abortion. The theological justification brought forth in support of the position of these religions is more or less to the effect that the prevention of birth is a contravention of the will of God. Many religions believe that a distinct soul is attached to every foetus at conception and that therefore the destruction of the foetus is murder. This idea is highly speculative and, like all theological notions, not subject to any evidence. The Gnostic traditions hold that the soul’s connection with the foetus is minimal until the seventh month of pregnancy. The obsessive fury of various religionists in our days against both birth control and abortion ought to elicit no sympathy from Gnostics. It is obvious that the more conscious humanity becomes, the more it will exercise conscious control over the size of families and the less it will be inclined to place innumerable offspring heedlessly onto an overpopulated earth. That people simply ought to become sexually inactive when not desiring offspring is a notion that is as silly as it is unrealistic.

http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/eros-gn...


Savvy

Anonymous said...

Rich,

I came across this article in a New Age magazine. You might want to read it.

This is from a Gnostic magazine

Homosexuality, bisexuality, and androgyny. It is generally understood that at the non-physical level, people are not limited to their bodily gender. Jesus declared in the Gnostic scriptures that he “came to make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female.” We may take this to mean that in order to attain to the Wholeness of the Pleroma, all persons are striving toward a spiritual androgyny. In the hyletic phase of development this often manifests as polymorphous bisexuality, in the psychic phase as homosexuality, and in the pneumatic phase it moves increasingly into the area of a spiritually based androgyny. None of these are sinful or should be condemned in Gnostic thinking. The idea of a “crime against nature” is meaningless to the Gnostic, for our nature is not merely physical nature, such as our gender, but our total nature within which all dualities exist.

When asked about homosexuality, the great modern Gnostic C.G. Jung merely said: “Well, they are the only people who are trying doing something against over-population.”

The attraction of persons of the same gender toward each other meets with the most powerful taboos of the patriarchal-psychic phases of cultural development and is therefore encumbered by many unnecessary ideas and apprehensions.
Birth control and abortion. Anthropologists have noted that agricultural societies tend to be opposed to the limiting of births, while nomadic-pastoral societies encourage the same. Many great religions came to adopt the mythos of the agricultural societies and have proscribed birth control and abortion. The theological justification brought forth in support of the position of these religions is more or less to the effect that the prevention of birth is a contravention of the will of God. Many religions believe that a distinct soul is attached to every foetus at conception and that therefore the destruction of the foetus is murder. This idea is highly speculative and, like all theological notions, not subject to any evidence. The Gnostic traditions hold that the soul’s connection with the foetus is minimal until the seventh month of pregnancy. The obsessive fury of various religionists in our days against both birth control and abortion ought to elicit no sympathy from Gnostics. It is obvious that the more conscious humanity becomes, the more it will exercise conscious control over the size of families and the less it will be inclined to place innumerable offspring heedlessly onto an overpopulated earth. That people simply ought to become sexually inactive when not desiring offspring is a notion that is as silly as it is unrealistic.

http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/eros-gn...


Savvy

Anonymous said...

Rich,

I came across this article in a New Age magazine. You might want to read it.

This is from a Gnostic magazine

Homosexuality, bisexuality, and androgyny. It is generally understood that at the non-physical level, people are not limited to their bodily gender. Jesus declared in the Gnostic scriptures that he “came to make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female not be female.” We may take this to mean that in order to attain to the Wholeness of the Pleroma, all persons are striving toward a spiritual androgyny. In the hyletic phase of development this often manifests as polymorphous bisexuality, in the psychic phase as homosexuality, and in the pneumatic phase it moves increasingly into the area of a spiritually based androgyny. None of these are sinful or should be condemned in Gnostic thinking. The idea of a “crime against nature” is meaningless to the Gnostic, for our nature is not merely physical nature, such as our gender, but our total nature within which all dualities exist.

When asked about homosexuality, the great modern Gnostic C.G. Jung merely said: “Well, they are the only people who are trying doing something against over-population.”

The attraction of persons of the same gender toward each other meets with the most powerful taboos of the patriarchal-psychic phases of cultural development and is therefore encumbered by many unnecessary ideas and apprehensions.
Birth control and abortion. Anthropologists have noted that agricultural societies tend to be opposed to the limiting of births, while nomadic-pastoral societies encourage the same. Many great religions came to adopt the mythos of the agricultural societies and have proscribed birth control and abortion. The theological justification brought forth in support of the position of these religions is more or less to the effect that the prevention of birth is a contravention of the will of God. Many religions believe that a distinct soul is attached to every foetus at conception and that therefore the destruction of the foetus is murder. This idea is highly speculative and, like all theological notions, not subject to any evidence. The Gnostic traditions hold that the soul’s connection with the foetus is minimal until the seventh month of pregnancy. The obsessive fury of various religionists in our days against both birth control and abortion ought to elicit no sympathy from Gnostics. It is obvious that the more conscious humanity becomes, the more it will exercise conscious control over the size of families and the less it will be inclined to place innumerable offspring heedlessly onto an overpopulated earth. That people simply ought to become sexually inactive when not desiring offspring is a notion that is as silly as it is unrealistic.

http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/eros-gn...


Savvy

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the double posts. I have no idea why the system keeps doing that. I post and it tells me, it's not going through so I have to re-post.


Savvy

Anonymous said...

University of Illinois instructor fired over Catholic beliefs

Persecution is here folks. Look at what is happening at a public school--your tax dollars at work:

Howell said he was teaching his students about the Catholic understanding of natural moral law.

"My responsibility on teaching a class on Catholicism is to teach what the Catholic Church teaches," Howell said in an interview with The News-Gazette in Champaign. "I have always made it very, very clear to my students they are never required to believe what I'm teaching and they'll never be judged on that."

Howell also said he makes clear to his students that he's Catholic and that he believes the church views that he teaches.



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/09/university-illinois-instructor-fired-catholic-beliefs/print

Are public universities soon going to be able to legally deny admission to students who attend mass, church, or synagogue because they are deemed participants in a form of "hate speech"?