THAT´S A DEAL!

 

 

THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES THROUGHOUT  WORLD HISTORY WHEN GOD HAS CHOSEN SPECIFIC COMMON PEOPLE AS OUR WORLD PROPHETS. THESE PROPHETS ARE GUARDED AND GIVEN MESSAGES BY ARCHANGELS AND BY ANGELS, THAT IS, FROM GOD, SINCE GOD SENDS THESE SPIRITUAL BEINGS TO THE CHOSEN ONES. MOSES, JEREMIAH AND MOHAMMED WERE SOME AMID OTHER PROPHETS.

REGARDING MOSES, FOR EXAMPLE, “IT WAS THE ANGEL OF GOD WHO LED THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL (EXODUS 14:19), WHEN THE ISRAELITES WERE RELEASED FROM THEIR SLAVERY IN EGYPT AND STARTED THEIR JOURNEY BACK TO THE LAND OF PROMISE. ARRIVING AT MOUNT SINAI SOME MONTHS LATER, THE CONGREGATION OF TWO MILLION PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE FOOT OF THE “HOLY” MOUNTAIN (WHERE MOSES HAD SEEN THE ANGEL IN THE BURNING BUSH) AND WERE TERRIFIED BY THE MANIFESTATION OF DIVINE POWER IN THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, SMOKE, FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE. MOSES WAS CALLED UP TO SINAI TO MEET WITH GOD´S REPRESENTATIVE IN ALL HIS GLORY, AND THE TABLES OF STONE WITH THE FAMOUS TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE “WRITTEN WITH THE FINGER OF GOD” “ (THE CHRISTADELPHIAN MAGAZINE AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION LTD (UK); ANGELS: GOD´S MESSENGERS).

“CHRISTIANITY REGARDS JEREMIAH (655 BC-586 BC) AS A PROPHET AND HE IS QUOTED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. HE SPIRITUALIZED AND INDIVIDUALIZED RELIGION AND INSISTED UPON THE PRIMACY OF THE INDIVIDUAL´S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. JEREMIAH WAS GUIDED BY GOD TO PROCLAIM THAT THE NATION OF ISRAEL WOULD BE FACED WITH FAMINE, BE PLUNDERED AND TAKEN CAPTIVE BY FOREIGNERS WHO WOULD EXILE THEM TO A FOREIGN LAND. ISLAM CONSIDERS JEREMIAH A PROPHET” (WIKIPEDIA. THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDYA. JEREMIAH).

THE FOLLOWING QUOTES ARE FROM THE ARTICLE MOHAMMED WOULD HAVE APPROVED OF CHARLIE HEBDO´S NEW FRONT COVER BY ALAN JOHNSON (THE TELEGRAPH, WEDNESDAY 14 JANUARY 2015).

“I WAS RESEARCHING RADICALISATION A FEW YEARS AGO AND I WAS TOLD MANY STORIES ABOUT MOHAMMED. SOME OF THESE ESTABLISHED MOHAMMED AS A TOLERANT MAN WITH A BROAD BACK, SLOW TO REACT TO PROVOCATION. ONE STORY HAS GABRIEL COME TO THE PROPHET AND SAY “GOD HAS MADE YOU A MESSENGER”. SO MOHAMMED WENT TO A VILLAGE JUST OUTSIDE OF MECCA WITH HIS COMPANIONS TO DELIVER THE NEWS TO THE PEOPLE. BUT THE PEOPLE ONLY GOT THE CHILDREN IN THE TOWN TO THROW STICKS AND STONES AT HIM. THE PROPHET WAS PHYSICALLY BLEEDING SO MUCH THAT HIS SANDALS WERE FULL OF BLOOD. SO GABRIEL SAYS TO THE PROPHET “GOD SENDS HIS PEACE ON YOU. IF YOU WANT, OH MESSENGER, I CAN COMMAND THE ANGEL OF THE MOUNTAINS TO CRUSH THESE PEOPLE BY BRINGING IN THE MOUNTAINS”. GABRIEL WENT ON :”I CAN COMMAND THE ANGEL TO CRUSH THESE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO YOU AND YOUR COMPANIONS”. BUT THE PROPHET SAYS :”I HAVE SEEN THIS AS A MERCY. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT RECOGNISE ME, THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO I AM, AND IF THEY DO NOT KNOW ME, THEIR CHILDREN WILL HOPEFULLY RECOGNISE ME. IF THEIR CHILDREN DO NOT, THEN THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WILL” “.

“OTHER STORIES PORTRAY A MOHAMMED NOT ANGERED BY INSULT. ONE HAS HIM GOING HIS DAILY ROUTINE, WALKING TO PRAY. HE TOOK THE SAME ROUTE EACH DAY AND EACH DAY A WOMAN WOULD SIT ON TOP OF HER HOUSE AND THROW RUBBISH ON HIM. SHE COULD NOT BE APPEASED. BUT ONE DAY MOHAMMED PRAYED, HE RETURNED TO HER HOUSE AND KNOCKED ON HER DOOR. GETTING NO ANSWER, HE WALKED INSIDE AND SAW SHE WAS ON THE FLOOR, ILL. HE SAID TO HER, “YOU DID NOT THROW RUBBISH ON ME TODAY”. AND SHE SAID “NO. I HAVE BEEN ILL AND NOBODY HAS COME TO VISIT ME. YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON THAT HAS COME TO ME”. AND, GOES THE STORY, AFTER THIS WOMAN WHO HAD THROWN RUBBISH ON HIM EVERY DAY WAS CARED FOR BY THE PROPHET, SHE ACCEPTED ISLAM”.

“YET ANOTHER STORY OFFERS A VERY DIFFERENT IDEA OF DAWA (PROSELYTIZING) TO THE FORCED CONVERSIONS OR THE DRY-AS-STICKS HATE-FILLED POLITICISED INDOCTRINATION OFFERED BY THE VARIOUS STRIPES OF ISLAMISTS. HERE IS THE STORY: MOHAMMED DECLARED HIS PROPHETHOOD AND FREAKED OUT THE PEOPLE. “HE´S A MAGICIAN!” THEY SHRIEK. MOHAMMED THEN APPROACHED A WOMAN WALKING AWAY FROM MECCA, STRUGGLING WITH MANY BAGS. “CAN I HELP YOU?” HE ASKED. “YES”, SHE REPLIED, “I AM TRYING TO LEAVE MECCA. CAN YOU CARRY THESE BAGS FOR ME?”. MOHAMMED CARRIED HER BAGS ALL THE WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN. THEN HE ASKED “WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?”. SHE REPLIED “HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS MAN CALLED MOHAMMED? HE IS A MAGICIAN. HE IS TURNING FATHER AGAINST SON, AND HE IS DESTROYING OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY”. WHEN THEY REACHED THE END OF THEIR JOURNEY MOHAMMED PUT THE BAGS DOWN. THE WOMAN (UNACCOMPANIED BY ANY MALE RELATIVE, I NOTE IN PASSING) SAID TO HIM, “I HAVE GOT NOTHING TO GIVE TO YOU, BUT I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?” “ I AM HE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS WHOLE WAY”, SAID MOHAMMED. IN THE STORY SHE TOO ACCEPTED ISLAM.

ALL THESE PROPHETS CHOSEN BY GOD SHARE COMMON CONCERNS LIKE “SOCIAL UNREST, INJUSTICE, FIGHTING AMONG TRIBES AND ABUSE OF TRIBAL AUTHORITIES”, “HELP THE POOR AND THE DESTITUTE, SERVE THEIR GUESTS GENEROUSLY AND ASSIST THE DESSERVING CALAMITY-AFFLICTED ONES” (WIKIPEDIA. THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDYA. BEFORE THE REVELATION TO MOHAMMED AND FIRST WAHY IN HADITH).

A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE SECRETLY GREASE OTHERS´ PALMS TO ATTACK ISLAMISTS, CHRISTIANS AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD IS UNSUSTAINABLE. THIS IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. SOME RICH COUNTRIES ARE PROVIDING MONEY AND WEAPONS TO PEOPLE TO HARM PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD. THESE RICH COUNTRIES TAKING PART IN SUCH EVIL ACTIONS DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. IF WE GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THESE RICH COUNTRIES WE SEE GOD IS NOWHERE. THEY HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THEIR FAITHFUL NEIGHBOURS WERE WEIRD, JUST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED IN GOD. THIS IS KEY TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE CURRENT CONFLICTS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

THE WORLDWIDE ERRONOUS ASSUMPTION THAT BELIEVERS ARE STRANGE HAS NOT OCCURED OVERNIGHT. EVIL FOLLOWERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. EVIL FOLLOWERS ARE EXPERTS AT DISTORTING FACTS WHEN IT COMES TO TWISTING VIEWS OF FAITHFUL REALITIESTHERE IS NO TIME LEFT FOR TWISTING FACTS BUT FOR TRUTH. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ALL WANT TO BE HAPPY, THAT HAPPINESS NEEDS PEACE AND THAT PEACE CAN ONLY BE ADDRESSED IF WE ARE NOT INDIFFERENT TO OUR FELLOW NEIGHBOURS IN THE WORLD, THE ONES WITH DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, ECONOMIC SITUATIONS, AND SO ON.

IF WE SUCCEED IN DEALING WITH ALL COUNTRIES´ NEEDS, HAVING CONSIDERATION FOR THEIR RELIGIONS, AND TACKLING ECONOMIC FLAWS WITH GENEROUS WORLDWIDE SOLUTIONS, TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES GET RID OF THEIR CORRUPT LEADERS, WE WOULD THEN BE PROVIDING THEM THE CHANCE TO GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE AND LEARN A TRADE. IMPLEMENTING ALL THESE MEASURES WOULD ENSURE US WORLD PEACE, AND THAT GRATIFYING SATISFACTION AND HAPPINESS ONE GETS RIGHT AFTER BEING GENEROUS. THIS IS THE REVOLUTION TODAY.

THE REVOLUTION TODAY IS TO BE HONEST TO ONESELF AND TO THE WORLD. PRACTISING WHAT WE PREACH!, THAT IS WHAT IS REVOLUTIONARY. OWNING AN EXPENSIVE CAR OR WEARING TRENDY CLOTHES DO NOT ADD VALUE TO OURSELVES. WE WILL BE A VALUE AS LONG AS WE ARE ABSOLUTELY HONEST TO OURSELVES AND TO THE OTHERS. WE WANT TO PLACE OUR TRUST ON HONEST LEADERS WHO DO NOT JUST HAVE MATERIAL INTERESTS BUT MORAL ONES AS WELL.

BESIDES HONEST LEADERS WE WANT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THRIFT, AND WE WANT THEM TO START BEING THRIFTY FIRST WITH THEMSELVES, TO SET AN EXAMPLE. THAT IS WHAT A LEADER IS SUPPOSED TO DO. BEING THRIFTY IS A WAY OF BEING SMART, BECAUSE IT IMPLIES USING OUR RESOURCES IN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY. THAT IS WHY WE NEED WISE LEADERS. ONLY WISE ONES LOOK AT RESOURCES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THRIFT, THAT IS, SAVING PROPORTIONALLY. WE ALL KNOW WHAT SAVING MEANS: CUTTING EXPENSES, PARTICULARLY THOSE BIG COSTS IN POLITICAL CONVENTIONS, UNNECESSARY CONSULTANTS AND STAFF, FOR EXAMPLE.

THE TAXES WORLD GOVERNMENTS COLLECT FROM ALL OF US SHOULD NOT BE USED TO FUND NEITHER POLITICAL PARTIES NOR TRADE UNIONS. THESE TWO SHOULD GET THEIR FINANCE THROUGH THEIR MEMBERS. THESE TAXES SHOULD BE USED TO SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE, THAT IS, LOWERING THE SALES TAX (VAT) FROM 21% POINTS TO 9% POINTS IN ALL COUNTRIES. POLITICAL LEADERS, WHO DO NOT WASTE THE SALES TAX THEY COLLECT, SPENDING IT IN POINTLESS POLITICAL CONFERENCES, WILL CREATE ABUNDANCE BY NOT WASTING. THIS ABUNDANCE WILL MAKE WAY FOR LOWERING THE FAR TOO HIGH EUROPEAN TAX BURDEN. LOWERING THE TAX BURDEN WILL LET PEOPLE BUY AND SELL, MAKING WORLD ECONOMIES STOP OPERATING IN RED.

ASIDE FROM BEING HONEST AND TRIFTY, ANYONE, SPECIALLY A LEADER, HAS TO BE RESPECTFUL TOWARDS EVERY PERSON ON EARTH. HUALAPAI, KIOWA, SENECA NATION AND WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE TRIBES, AMONG MANY EXISTING ONES, DO NOT LIKE TO BE REFERRED TO BY INDIANS. THEY PREFER BEING CALLED NATIVE AMERICANS. THEREFORE, PEOPLE FROM THE U.S. AND ELSEWHERE RESPECT THAT TERM TO REFER TO THEM. NO MATTER WHAT ROLE WE PLAY IN SOCIETY, SAY WE ARE POLITICIANS, CARTOONISTS, WRITERS OR BUSINESSMEN, WE SHOULD NOT GET CAUGHT IN THE TRAP OF PROVOCATION. PEOPLE CAN BE OFFENDED AND WE DO NOT WANT THAT. GOD AND OUR PROPHETS ARE SACRED TO US, AND SO WE ONLY EXPECT RESPECT, AS WE RESPECT NONBELIEVERS. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RESPECT HAVE TO GO HAND IN HANDWE HAVE GOT TO PLAN OUR SPEECH CAREFULLY IN ORDER TO RESPECT EVERYONE. THERE HAS TO BE A WELL-BALANCED ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN RESPECT AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH, SO THAT WE ALL BELIEVERS AND NONBELIEVERS CAN SHARE OUR LIVES HAPPILY, AND ENJOY THE MOST BASIC YET MOST PRECIOUS GIFT: PEACE.

WORLD LEADERS SHOULD START QUITTING THEIR JOBS IF THEY MISUSE OUR MONEY. WE WANT A NETWORK OF AGENTS TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPT LEADERS OF ALL WORLD COUNTRIES TO GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY. THIS IS THE CHALLENGE WE ARE ALL FACED WITH. THIS IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL REVOLUTION WE HAVE GOT TO GO FOR: RESTORING OUR UNIVERSAL VALUES. WE WANT OUR LEADERS TO TAKE OUR UNVERSAL VALUES VERY SERIOUSLY.

GOD SENT US THIS MESSAGE VIA HIS PARTICULAR MESSENGERS A LONG TIME AGO, NEVERTHELESS A STAYING ONE NOWADAYS. IT IS IN THE BIBLE AND IT IS ADDRESSED TO PARENTS, ALTHOUGH AS IT IS A PARABLE, IT LETS US APPLY IT TO ANY HUMAN BEING, NOT JUST TO PARENTS. IT GOES AS FOLLOWS: “ PARENTS, DO NOT EXASPERATE YOUR CHILDREN “. IN THIS PARABLE GOD ENLIGHTENS US NOT TO PROVOKE NEITHER OUR CHILDREN NOR ANYONE INTO LOSING THEIR TEMPER, PARTICULARLY WHEN FEELINGS AND RELIGIONS ARE ON OUR PLATE. WORLD LEADERS SEEM TO IGNORE THESE WORDS FROM GOD TO US, SINCE WE, COMMON PEOPLE, HAVE HAD IT AFTER BEARING SO MANY PROMISES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN KEPT, YEAR AFTER YEAR. GOD IS WATCHING ALL OF US, AND HE DESERVES MUCH, MUCH MORE FROM US ALL, THAN THIS GREED WE ARE STILL GIVING BACK.

NOWADAYS SOME COUNTRIES FACE ADVERSITY, BEING AT WAR, PUTTING UP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY AND GENERAL DISCONTENT. WE WANT TO HELP THEM OVERCOME IT. HERE IS THE DEAL: OUR LEADERS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY INVESTIGATING THE CORRUPT ONES, LAYING THEM OFF AND HIRING HONEST ONES WHO ARE THRIFTY. ONCE WE HAVE GOT THE RIGHT LEADER, ONE WAY AROUND IT IS TO PUT THESE HUMAN BEINGS CARRYING WEAPONS IN THE WAY OF TECHNICAL COURSES, SO THAT THESE MEN LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS AND START LEARNING A TRADE. THIS WAY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BUILD HOUSES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND TEACH OTHERS WHAT THEY LEARNT IN THE TECHNICAL COURSES. ALL DEVELOPED COUNTRIES SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO PAY FOR THESE COURSES. THESE MEN HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE IN THEIR LIVES WHATSOEVER AND THEY DESERVE ONE . THIS MONEY SPENT THIS WAY WILL BE BEST SPENT, BECAUSE IT WILL GUARANTEE WORLD PEACE. NO MONEY IN THE WORLD PAYS FOR WORLD PEACE. BACKING UP THESE COUNTRIES THAT ARE GOING THROUGH A BAD PATCH IS JUST A BASIC MORAL DUTY.

LET US NOT DEVIATE FROM GOD. LET US SERVE HIM TREATING EVERYONE WITH RESPECT. EVENTUALLY, WE WILL REACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THAT IS, THE KINGDOM OF LOVE, WHERE PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND RELIGIONS SHARE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT: LIFE IN PEACE.

THIS ARTICLE IS PAYING TRIBUTE TO HONESTY, PEACE, THRIFT AND RESPECT FOR ALL RELIGIONS TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR WORLD PEACE, AND AS A RESULT OF THIS, PROSPEROUS TIMES FOR ALL WORLD INHABITANTS. IN THIS DOCUMENT WE ARE ASKING OUR LEADERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO CUT BACK ON THEIR OUTRAGEOUS SALARIES, TO START DOING SOMETHING OUT OF GENEROSITY AND PREPARE THE GROUND FOR A WORLD FULL OF PROMISE. UNDOUBTEDLY, THIS IS THE BEST WORLD POLICY. GENEROSITY REQUIRES A COMPROMISE AND GOODWILL. WE NEED TO HEAR EVERY LEADER SAY: “THAT´S A DEAL!”.

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Julia Martinez

Julia Martínez was born in The Basque Country, Spain in 1965. She went to Las Carmelitas School in Santurtzi, where she completed her elementary and secondary education, except her senior year. She decided to go to the United States as an exchange student for her senior year. She lived with an American family in California for that school year. After coming back from the US she started her undergraduate studies at Deusto University. By this time she had already lived in Santurtzi for seventeen years. It was 1983 when she and her family moved to Getxo. At Deusto University she studied English Linguistics for five years. She was twenty three years old when she got her undergraduate degree. She spent about three months during three different summers in England. During two of those summers she was an exchange student, and another summer she was working as an au pair, living with an English family. She also spent about two months during two different summers in Dublin. She was an exchange student living with an Irish family for a month, and another summer she was living in a student residence. In 1988 she was granted a scholarship to do her graduate studies at Indiana University, in the U.S..She completed a double master on English and Spanish Applied Linguistics in 1990. During that year and a half that she was studying over there she was also working as an Associate Professor giving Spanish classes at Indiana University. After working on the double master, She decided to go back to Spain and work as an English teacher at an English school in Galdakao for a year. At the same time that she was working, she was studying in order to sit a competitive exam. She went to Madrid to take it, and got the job she wanted. She became a civil servant, and she started working as an English teacher at a high school in 1991. By the year 2004 she had already been teaching for thirteen years in four different high schools, giving lessons to secondary students. In 2004 she decided to quit teaching and start painting as a self-made painter. She has got thirty six original oil paintings on canvas, and all of them share bright, lively, warm colors which invite you to smile and chill out. You see them all together and you see a real celebration of life, of what life should be, of happiness and love. Apart from painting, she is very keen on music and photography. About music, it must be said that she was very much into it during some years in the past, specially when she was taking Classical and electric guitar lessons and writing her own songs. She has got four demos with songs sung, both in English and Spanish. She performed as a singer in some places in the year 2000 after recording all her original songs. She is a hard-working person and a very good listener. She is one of those really positive people that finds solutions to almost anything you can think of. She enjoys creative work, either in painting, photography, dancing, singing, writing or cooking. She also enjoys herself with those little things in life like going out for a stroll in the country, listening to all kinds of music, good company, a good book, helping people in need, taking a nap, or just watching a funny movie. At present she is working as a freelance writer. Let us add that she is really interested in the protection of animals.

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