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Comments on Divine Principle

Derek Dey
January 5, 2013

I don't see Divine Principle as a Christian view. Yes it's rooted in the Judaeo-Christian tradition but also holds to Confucian tradition and Mencius. It states from the outset that it is a synthesis of religion and science and talks of itself as being the completed testament. In addition Divine Principle holds to periods of preparation which specifically name Greek and Renaissance culture, German Idealism etc., so philosophy, humanism, art, economics, science, medicine, literature, and so on, are all Principle.

As religions go, they look outwards and inwards. Maintenance of the self and maintenance of the whole appear in Unification Thought. The authenticity of the core self is usually considered as the conditional object for success in the outer world therefore attention to the growth stages, to identity, and to Logos, nature and creativity, is of the essence in all things.

Regarding the inner world of the self the Dalai Lama says, "The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. How much am I doing about my anger, attachment, hatred, pride and jealousy? These are the things we must check in our daily lives." From this success might flow.

I don't think the language of the conqueror has any place in this. We are not here to conquer. 

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