The Coming "Moral Global Order"
When all countries trumpet the moral high ground in promulgating their views on the Iraqi War, the question arises as to just "Why" is there a need to morally justify it, and where is all this taking us?
There is an inborn instinct in humankind to be repulsed at killing other humans. No doubt this is something God instilled in Eden, but he made it into law by writing it with his own finger in stone: "Thou shall not kill" (Exodus 20:13). This same God told Moses in the very next chapter: "Whoever hits a man, and he dies, he shall be surely put to death" (Ex. 21:12). In fact, this is a large list of offences for which the death penalty is imposed - even if your animal kills someone, or even if nobody dies from your actions, such as breaking the Sabbath, or having sex with animals (carrying that out today would help get rid of a load of spam!).
Every country in the world has some kind of police force to enforce social order. While each country has varying ideas of what the "social good" is for its citizens, there is some type of retribution for people who are seen to disrupt that social order. In some countries the social order can be changed peacefully thru elections or coups, while in some countries there are those who try to change the social order thru more violent means. Probably all people believe they are morally "justified" for taking the actions they do.
When social order ideas go cross-border, those on the receiving end can ignore, accept partially or fully, or reject them according to the laws in their own land. While these decisions about accepting or rejecting social order morals occur internally in a country, the voices of other countries are usually not heard in a direct way, and mostly ignored. When someone in country "A" starts to tell someone in country "B" that they must change their social order, there is the underlying philosophy that A thinks B's morals are incorrect.
Ancient history is mostly the story of kings who made everyone, internally, and if possible, eternally, submit to their morals as they saw fit, without having to consult their own constituents. This moral: "Might = Right" is heavily ingrained in human thinking. Only recently in human history has the moral: "Public Will = Right" gained the ascendancy. Almost unheard of 200 years ago, representative forms of government (democracy) have become the norm, and countries adopting this morality have seen their quality of life as measured in longevity, literacy, and wealth expand tremendously. The statistics back up the correctness of the new moral governing method as compared to the old, but does that make this morality absolutely correct?
Financial trader W.D. Gann once made/passed on an observation about the public: "The public is always wrong". Others such as marketers and politicians sometimes say the reverse phrase: "The public is always right", but it's doubtful that anyone really believes either of these extremes 100%.
So where are we to go for the moral Last Word? Who, or what, is or has absolute moral authority? If he/she/it can be found, then it is a given that government by or using that entity will receive the most support from the most people, and thus be able to direct the social order for all adhering to the democracy model morals.
Most humans believe in some type of God, and probably 100% of them would say that God has the highest moral authority. But for whatever reason, God does not choose to be physically seen now, so us humans devise ways/ believe in, things that help us to understand God. Most of these fall into one of 3 categories:
To get to the point of this article - The Pope is seen to be the highest moral authority on earth by more people than anyone/thing else. Even the man in charge of the most powerful military machine the world has ever seen says so. In talking about Pope John Paul II, President Bush said that he is: "the highest moral authority on earth".
- A book (Bible, Qur'an, Bhagavad Gita, Communist Manifesto, Origin of Species, TV Guide etc.)
- A person (Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, Kim Jong Il, John Paul II, Michael Jackson etc.)
The New World Order is shaping up to be a Moral Global Order involving:
So what? Just that in looking at history, the convergence of "Might = Right" and "The highest moral authority on earth", has always brought some type of persecution for those who didn't go along with the program. This time, the additional moral: "Public Will = Right" is being added to the mix. Anyone who has a problem with Might, or the Public Will, or with the Highest Moral Authority on Earth, is going to be in for a rough time. And this time it will not be limited to just a few countries, it will be worldwide.
- Might (United States of America)
- Highest Moral Authority on Earth (Religious leader - Pope)
- Public Will (United Nations or its successor)
Revelation 13:16-17: "He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. And that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Personally, i believe that mark will have something to do with keeping Sunday holy instead of God's 7th day. This will become THE unifying point that the various religions around the world will be able to agree on.
Daniel Winters April 10, 2003
"The ------------ is the first power which not only recognises, but puts into practice, the high principles of the Papacy."
"The best way to honor Pope -------, truly one of the great men, is to take his teaching seriously; is to listen to his words and put his words and teachings into action here in -------. This is a challenge we must accept."
Which of the two quotes above is by Hitler's Deputy (Vice-Chancellor of the Reich) Franz von Papen, on January 14, 1934?, and which one is by President Bush on March 22, 2001? Answer at bottom of page
"Finding the Moral High Ground in Iraq & Beyond"
By Lieutenant Commander David G. Kibble, Royal Naval Reserve (Retired)
Proceedings, December 2002
"Blair in 'prickly' meeting at the Vatican"
Sophie Arie Rome
Sunday February 23, 2003
"A Look at the Chirac and the Pope Situation"
Thursday, March 13, 2003
By Bill O'Reilly
"Behind U.S.-Vatican rift on Iraq, doubts about one-superpower world"
By John Thavis
Catholic News Service
March 6, 2003
"British prime minister's papal meeting part of 'immersion' weekend"
NEWS BRIEFS Feb-24-2003
By Catholic News Service
"The Prospect of War against Iraq"
Diocese of Oxford
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Press Briefing Excerpts - 3/10/03
"This is a moral issue"
Remarks by the President at Dedication of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
"...the highest moral authority on earth."
Quiz answer: The first quote is by Franz von Papen (Third Reich), and the second quote is by President Bush (John Paul II, America).
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