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If/When "People" Is Our God
"Free Beings" vs. "Chinese" Series
陈凯一语：Kai Chen's Words:
上苍只通过个人的良知体现他的真实存在。 而恶魔却永远依靠群体的愚昧，暴力与专制去显示它的虚无与邪恶。 当一个人放弃了他的良知去只向群体认同的时候，他就成为了一个食人与被食的虚无走入了恶魔的怀抱。
God only manifests his true existence through each individual's conscience. But the devil will always depend upon collective ignorance, power-driven violence and group stupidity to materialize its nihilistic evil. When an individual, consciously or sub-consciously, gives up his own conscience to only identify himself with a collective or a group, he then will have logically become a victim-perpetrator, a nihilistic zombie. And he will have necessarily become part of that evil he claims he is against.
By Kai Chen 陈凯 （Reprint 6/3/2011)
I have met many who claim that they are against the Chinese communists. But quite often when international issues arrive, they all invariably side with the Chinese communist regime, against West, against Japan, against Taiwan, against Israel, against America. This phenomenon is very common among a culture that worships only groups and collectives, among a culture that has no true faith in individual conscience.
All progress in the world comes only because individuals with conscience to pursue truth, individuals with faith to believe there is an objective reality and there are moral absolutes willingly risk their own lives, among collective hatred, ignorance and tendency for violence, to push history forward by discovering and revealing the truth. A society without individuals, such as China, will be perpetually mired in violent dynastic cycles and societal stagnation.
The contrast between the West and China can be said as a society (culture) willing to recognize individuals with their achievement in pursuit of truth and a society (culture) which forever denies individuals and worships only the collective.
I now list what would happen and already have happened if and when "People" is our God:
When "People" is our God, history stands still and never progresses.
When "People" is our God, reality becomes fake.
When "People" is our God, greatness becomes smallness.
When "People" is our God, the world will be void of creativeness and productiveness.
When "People" is our God, the earth would be still square and flat, and the sun would be still revolved around the earth.
When "People" is our God, oppression is a way of life.
When "People" is our God, power becomes the only obsession and happiness forgotten.
When "People" is our God, freedom becomes only an illusion and nightmare of despotism a norm.
When "People" is our God, nihilism becomes the only philosophy and existence becomes fuzzy.
When "People" is our God, public becomes private, good becomes evil, nothingness becomes existence, pain becomes pleasure, sorrow and hopelessness become joy and happiness, despotism becomes democracy, slavery becomes freedom.
I hope you all think deeply about your worship of China, worship of Chinese ancestors, worship of the collective and groups, worship of nothingness. Come back to reality, come back to your own individuality, come back to your own conscience, come back to your own "self", come back to freedom, come back to truth, come back to God.
Excellent Kai Chen!
However, it's important to understand why God came into disrepute in many human societies. It should be the job of religion to inspire the individual to seek that which is divine in his own consciousness. The God inspired individual can then contribute his "God Given" genius to his society. However, too often a dogmatic religion can beat down the individual conscience. When that happens, the individual finds himself living in just another collective led by a murderous clergy. There are plenty examples of this in today's world. If religion does not allow the individual conscience to be inspired by God, it is really no better, and may be worse, than a secular collective.
All the Best, Wally Schwam