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Forbidden Book Symposium February 27, 2009 Joel Lampe
Let’s Start With One of Our Own “I’m for taking weapons out of the hand’s of the people…
Let’s Start With One of Our Own Let’s Start With The Typewriter.” Frank Lloyd Wright
The Foundation of This Symposium "Unless I am convinced by the testimonies of the Holy Scriptures or evident reason - for I believe neither in the Pope nor councils alone, since it has been established that they have often erred and contradicted themselves - I am bound by the Scriptures adduced by me, and my conscience has been taken captive by the Word of God, and I am neither able nor willing to recant, since it is neither safe nor right to act against conscience. HERE I STAND! God help me. Amen!" April 17, 1521, Diet of Worms Who?
Absence of God / Pursuit by Man The Destruction of Jerusalem / The Mega City of Religion Did Not Stop The Pursuit of Wisdom To Understand This -- We Have To Know Our His Story 3 Men 3 Different Places All Alive At The Exact Same Time
Let’s Say ‘Howdy Hey How Are You?’ To the “Fab 5” & The Famous 3 5 That Will Change The World
The “Fab 5” Buddha (1) Confucius (2) Ezra Nehemiah Socrates (3)
Man vs God Buddha, Confucius, & Socrates All Shared The Same Ideology Philosophy
noun, plural -phies. 1.the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. Understood as Morality
Socrates, Buddha, Confucius Shared A Couple Themes Impossible To Have Laws & Expect Humans To Follow Them Impossible To Have Free Will & Be Moral Free Will Disrupted Happiness Happiness Exposes Ignorance Ignorance is Unhappiness Ignorance is Immorality
Buddha / India Born 500 BC Died 420 to 410 BC Never Wrote Teachings Passed Down Orally The Buddhist Bible Anyone Know the Name
Tripitaka Tripitaka – The Buddhist Bible Written 400 Years After His Death 2 Doctrines of Teaching The Middle Way Enlightenment
The Middle Way The Path Away From Self Indulgence Buddha Didn’t Eat or Drink Except for 1 Leaf or 1 Nut a Day Almost Drowned From Being Famished After This Time He’s Abandoned By His 4 Closest Companions and Considered Un- Disciplined Meditates For 49 Days & Discovers Enlightenment
“Enlightenment” What is Enlightenment? Hint What is the Nature & Cause of Human Suffering?
Ignorance Enlightenment - Being Rescued From “Ignorance” Thru the Noble Eight Fold Path right understanding right thought right speech right action right livelihood right effort right mindfulness, & right concentration Only Way To PariNirvana The Reward For Achieving Enlightenment
250 BC 3 rd Buddhist Council Establishes Alexandria as the Base of Operation in the Near East
Confucius The System / Religion? Of the Far East 530 BC to 460 Philosopher Taught The System of 5 Values Moral Social Political Philosophical Quasi-Religious Human Nature & Its Role in the Cosmos
Not A Religion “Confucianism” Before One Can Govern Others One Must Govern Himself Anti-Legalist Various Levels of Honesty With Oneself With Others With the Cosmos 7 Themes
Ritual Politeness (Silver Rule) Relationships Social Harmony Filial Piety Respect of Parents Loyalty To Family, Friends, Spouse over Rulers The Gentleman Strive to Be a Saint, Scholar & Man Failure To Deal With Reality *** Without Punishment – People Are Afraid to Move Hand or Foot Humanity Deal With Others As You Want Dealt With
Socrates 470 – 399 BC Arrived On The Heels Of Defeat By The Spartans in the Peloponnesian War Great Warrior / Army Officer Disciplined Soldier / Known For Valor Never Left His Post & Revered As a Warrior Opposed “Might Makes Right” Taught Lived By 4 Paradoxes
The 4 Paradoxes *** No One Desires Evil No One Does Wrong Knowingly All Virtue is Knowledge Virtue is Morality This Is The Socratic Movement If / Then Statements That Argue Till A Point Can No Longer Be Argued
Supporter of the Mystery Religion According to Plato Socrates Supported the Mystery Religion Religious Laws That Govern Men to Make the God or gods? Moral. Argued Against Multi-gods
Morality “How Am I Expected To Be Moral When The More Ignorant Than I Rule Over Me?”
His Statements If I Cannot Govern Myself Then Others Cannot Govern Themselves If One Cannot Govern Himself Then One Cannot Govern Me HOLD THIS THOUGHT HERE ON OUT
Preferred Moral Smart Thinkers To Rule Believed the Corruption of the Populous Was Caused By the Desire To Be Wealthy Instead of Moral If You’re a Good Politician You’re A Good Liar Grew Tired of Corruption And Being Governed by Fools
Where He Gained Enemies Refused to Practice Homosexuality Did Not Believe in the Olympic gods. Believed in Only One Supreme God Argued That Freedom of the Will Is Immorality
Where He Faced His Death Strong Dislike For Democracy Accepting of the Thirty Tyrants 404 BC 30 Wealthy Smart Men Not Capable of Corruption Didn’t Have To Be Governed By Fools Spoke About God in Singular and Rejected the Parthenon Exposing Their Weaknesses and Faults Exposed the goddesses Immorality / Ignorance
Asked You To Hold This Thought If I Cannot Govern Myself Then Others Cannot Govern Themselves If One Cannot Govern Himself Then One Cannot Govern Me All Men Are Corrupt In Paul’s Day. They Knew & Believed Man Was Corrupt
Acts 17:11 & 12 11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things (which Paul was teaching were so.) 12 - Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
God’s Providential Hand on HIS STORY God – Preparing the Table For the Saving and Healing Message of Jesus Christ Alone Preparing the Way For The Resurrected Jesus Paul to Asia Minor & Greece Thomas To India Mark To Alexandria
As In Paul’s Day As Was In Luther’s Day As In Our Day Man Is Corrupt So Much Man-Made Doctrine & Not Scripture Doctrine. Either Luther is Right or He’s Not
The Foundation of This Symposium in Today’s Context "Unless I am convinced by the testimonies of the Holy Scriptures or evident reason - for I believe neither in the Pastors, Obama, The Trillion Dollar Bailout, nor councils alone, since it has been established that they have often erred and contradicted themselves -
The Foundation of This Symposium in Today’s Context I am bound by the Scriptures adduced by me, and my conscience has been taken captive by the Word of God, and I am neither able nor willing to recant, since it is neither safe nor right to act against conscience. HERE I STAND! God help me. Amen"
He Chose You He Chose You For Himself He Did Not Choose You For Somebody Else He Chose You To Trust Him, He Chose You To Seek The Faith of Jesus He Chose You To Shout Out! Scripture is My Authority, My Conscience is My Guide – Here I STAND – GOD ALONE - HELP ME! AMEN – It Is Finished.
Dr. Craig Lampe’s & My Prayer Today For You & Us God sent His Son - they called Him Jesus, He came to love, heal and forgive; He lived and died to buy my pardon, An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives. Chorus: Because He lives I can face tomorrow, Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living just because He lives.