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Forum Post: A New Love Revolution

Posted 3 years ago on May 26, 2014, 8:17 p.m. EST by MatthiasBauer (11)
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We have all the songs about love and how it's the most important thing before all others, we have the churches preaching us the love of God and Jesus, but still we live in a society and political system, that is dominated by money. Our current system has the culture of love trapped inside a prison of materialism.

Love has always been struggling, it’s in a constant battle against the forces of evil that oppress and enslave mankind, force it into a bitter and monotonous lifestyle, a daily grind that leaves little room for kind- and happiness.

The unwillingness to understand that love is the ultimate desire of man, that love is the essence of our lives and without love we are hollow beings, is our doom.

When people get infected with the culture of love, they suddenly find the courage to rip off their masks, they begin to glow and shine from within and their hearts go boom. And it's no longer one against the other, it's one for the other and all for love.

I was born in the 70s. The movement of love and peace was already dying and replaced by a subversive mentality that didn't do us all too good. Probably I didn't care back then, because I didn't realize what's going on. I somewhat enjoyed the decadence of the 80s but our whole popular culture again became very materialistic.

With the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin wall many people had hopes, that now we would be united and live in freedom and happiness. But yet again mankind fooled itself, because what we got was just more capitalism and more excessive consumerism. We saw greedy people tear everything apart and stuff their pockets. We saw war and terrorism as the escalation and blow backs of our wicked mentality.

So many things went wrong in between, so much was cast into oblivion. It's time for us to get back to the old spirit of love, when there was life and hope and happiness for everyone, where mankind shared and gifted.

The culture of love is there, but it's locked up, we just have to believe in it to release it. Or are we too arrogant to acknowledge, that what we long for has already been there and we just had to dig it up again? Because that's how it is. We had the opportunity in hands, had the door open a gap, but then we couldn't convert it and fell back into our old possessive thinking. We simply have to want it again and more and even better and the revolution of love is on once again. I am not a priest of any church, but I preach to you love.

Love has been the fool of religious institutions throughout our history. That's why I gave up on traditional church. It isn't by any means all wrong what they say, but hell, they had a lot of time to make this world a better place and they couldn't pull it off, but instead they even made things worse at times.

My faith is related to Christianity, but still I believe that it failed mankind. I even believe that a lot of the possessive thinking has its origin in the self-satisfaction of the christian dogma. They wanted to hand it all to Jesus, make him own everything, control our sins, control our souls. They feared the human potential and would try to make us small-minded and possessive as themselves. They wouldn't see our divine purpose. There is something diabolic in all of this.

In the early christian communities, the gospel says, they were like one heart and soul. They shared everything. No one gave a damn about personal possession. The spirit of love was there, it was alive, but then somehow it was corrupted, maybe when the church of Jesus began to feel powerful. The spirit and culture of love was separated from the church and became rebellious against it, as church fell into darkness and the dark ages began.

Apparently Jesus has let the world down. It almost seems like in these Star Wars movies: Messiah turns to the dark side, becomes a machinery tool in an evil scheme that oppresses life and advocates egoism, paranoia and hatred.

Therefor we need to overcome this old concept of church and replace it with a new one, a popular church that contains the exciting culture of love, that we love, and where we are not merely being treated like sheeple and perform some rituals that feel more like obsessive neurosis than a loving devotion.

This new church would be a concept of society similar to the old hippie movement but only with a little more sense of reality and modernized. The hippies had a gift/share economy and we just have to revive the spirit and reshape it and put it out to the whole society.

If we wish to bring radical changes to our society we'll need the power of Love to back it up. If we want to promote real change, we have to promote it through a culture of love and put love in the first place. Then we become a credible movement that will get into people’s hearts and minds.

As long as we are just talking about economic theories and better resource management, futuristic automation and stuff, we’ll stay inside a small, merely intellectual frame that will attract a small number of people, but leave the majority unconcerned.

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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 3 years ago

Indeed, ''The Revolution Is Love'' :

For sure ''man does not live by bread alone'' & matter and spirit are connected as per (meta)physics.

et amor vincit omnia ...

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 3 years ago

I was born in the 50s ... and this post reminds me of the Beatles ;) I like it....

as far as Jesus goes... and I'm not very religious... but maybe he is too busy at another planet ;) ... he already did his work here imo... it's up to the people not to let him down... imo.... what did Gandhi say... I Love your Jesus.. I'm just not sure about your Christians ? ...;)

[-] 2 points by MatthiasBauer (11) 3 years ago

thank you Brad, I just have the feeling, that the very institutions that ought to promote love have failed to do so and this failure and frustration is in the core of our western mentality. It makes us think there is no alternative to the reign of Mammon tho Jesus originally preached against it. The christian hypocrites don't want to hear about this anymore, b/c then they had to accept that they have failed, but I feel, that there is a young spirit of love that wants to break out of this madness of self contempt. It is almost as in the old fairy tales with the evil witch that imprisons the princess. She has to awake from her slumber and break the witch's curse.

[-] 1 points by HCabret2014 (-11) 3 years ago

But if we expand our horizons into the world of evangelical Christianity, there is no way occupy could fail.

[-] 0 points by Shule (2638) 3 years ago

I do not think Jesus forsake the people, but the people forsake Jesus.

I've sat in church many a time, especially while the Iraq war was still in full flare, wondering what kind of lot of hypocrites I was sitting among when the priest could not say much about the world events that were taking place at the time for risk of having the flock leave him.