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Equal Partners
by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners by Roland Ezri

Equal Partners

By Roland Ezri

"Women are the backbone of all societies. They do a substantial part of the work, and play a major role in raising the future generation yet they are largely powerless. The decisions that count are made by men and foisted upon women."

Writings by Roland Ezri

The Third Article of Faith – IV. Nations

There are 193 countries in the world today.  They range from giants (both in term of population and size) like China, the U.S., and Russia to tiny countries like Liechtenstein with a population of 33,987 and a total area of 161 Sq. Km.

There are 6800 known languages spoken in the world, 2261 have writing systems (the others are only spoken).  India alone has 18 officially spoken recognized languages (Hindi and English are the official languages of the union).

Sources:  http://geography.about.com (# of countries)
www.infoplease.com/countries.html (Liechtenstein)  
www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html (# of languages)
http://languages.iloveindia.com (India)

What a long way we have travelled in less than one million year.  At that time, evolution produced the first primates endowed with human intelligence and capable of posing an act of will.  When the twins, Andon and Fonta (the parents of all humanity), left behind their backward group of primates, they started a process which culminated with the civilized world we have today with its numerous races, religions, and nations.

The concept of the Messiah goes back millennia.  There is some validity to that belief, however, like on many other occasions, we have confused matters.

The Urantia Book talks of a time when a planet settles in Light and Life.  This is a time when the world has made great advances, both socially and technologically.  We work less, devote more time to think and to advance our knowledge.  Medicine has vanquished most diseases.  People are more tolerant of one another, and nations cooperate with each other.  Wars are a thing of the past; we read about them in history books.  Education is universal and the learning is continuous.  We have learned how to raise our children to produce healthy and productive human beings.  Child development is a science that is still in its infancy today.  Above all, we have learned how to properly govern ourselves.

The following will prevail:  Local matters will be handled by local governments; national issues by national governments;  international affairs will be administered by a global government.

The planetary ruler will obviously be a very capable person.  He will be the equivalent of the Messiah as contemplated in the Bible.  Of course, when his mandate runs out, and if he is not reelected, he will be replaced by another leader.  This ruler, needless to say, can be a man or a woman.  Full equality between the sexes has long been a fact of life on the planet.  You see, when we talk of the Messiah, we are talking of Messianic times (i.e. Light and Life).

Light and Life goes through seven stages as the planet advances.  By the seventh stage, people do not die, they translate directly from the flesh into the next stage (The Morontia Stage).

It breaks your heart when you read in the Book about Light and Life in the first stage, let alone the seventh stage.

I don’t need to tell you that we are still very far from Light and Life on this planet!  Ours is still very much a primitive and backward world.

The Urantia Book includes many useful points regarding nations and nationhood.  Two interesting ones follow.

The modern state is the institution which survived in the long struggle for group power.  There is a moral myth of the absolute obligation of the citizens of a nation to live and die for it.  But the state is not of divine genesis; it is purely an evolutionary institution.

The only sacred feature of any human government is the division of statehood into the three domains of executive, legislative, and judicial functions.  The universe is administered in accordance with such a plan of segregation of functions and authority.

When Andon and Fonta took the fateful decision that started a new chapter in the history of our planet, the Life Carriers (the Personalities that scout planets suitable for life, develop the plasm of life, and supervise developing life until intelligent humans arrive on the scene) stationed on our planet received the following message:  “Biologic evolution had once again achieved the human level of will dignity; man had arrived on planet 606 of Satania.”

I have often wondered how other planets who have preceded us in our System of Satania are faring?  How far has planet 605 evolved?  604?  600?  Is 500 well settled in Light and Life?  Is 607 ahead of us?  If so, I wouldn’t be surprised!  What kind of races, nations and religions do they have?  How they look like doesn’t interest me.  I am only interested in the matters of the mind.  For this is what will stay with us during our eternal voyage.

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