Friday, November 14, 2008

You are asked to help craft an online charter for religious harmony

Here is the article:
A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions.

The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at springs from a "wish" granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California.

"Tedizens" include Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with other Internet icons as well as celebrities such as Forest Whittaker and Cameron Diaz.

Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that Tedizens will lend their clout and capabilities to making them come true.

Armstrong's wish is to combine universal principles of respect and compassion into a charter based on a "golden rule" she believes is at the core of every major religion.

The Golden Rule essentially calls on people to do unto others as they would have done unto them.

"The chief task of our time is to build a global society where people of all persuasions can live together in peace and harmony," Armstrong said.

"If we do not achieve this, it seems unlikely that we will have a viable world to hand on to the next generation."

Charter for Compassion invites people from "all faiths, nationalities, languages and backgrounds" to help draft statements of principles and actions that should be taken.

I went to this website and my spirit was very troubled at this. This is the same feeling I have gotten when I feel that something is not of Christ. Now, I don't believe that even if these people make this charter, and propose it, that it will effect us here in the United States...yet. I am a firm believer in a pre-tribulation view of the end times. There WILL be a one world government, and a one world religion, and perhaps this is the groundwork for that, but for now, I am not worried about it..

Basically I want to get the word out about this particular item and let people know that in my opinion, this is not of Christ. Other than that, I am curious as to how you feel about it.

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