Hatred breeds hatred and ruins life
There is so much hatred in this world. For small and big reasons. For reasons related to race, culture, politics, economics, religion…
Hatred is often based on misunderstanding or on prejudices. Hatred is often directed towards people that are not really known. Just being part of a particular group can make you the victim of hatred.
When you are filled with hatred, your ability to enjoy life is greatly reduced and your children and family suffer too. Sadly enough, it is the only life you have. Unless you believe in reincarnation, but still.
Why do you feel hatred? Did the other side not treat you right? Is it imposing rules you think are wrong? Or do you hate other people because you were told to do so out of tradition? Because they are of another race, culture or religion? Or because they have different ideas about politics or economics? Have you actually ever met them? Spoken to them? Maybe they are not that different as you might think.
We, in Danellandia, are in favour of a multi-coloured and multi-cultural world. The more colours and cultures, the richer we feel. We try to foster understanding across all frontiers and lay out a common ground or platform to build peace on.
Peace is often associated with religion, but we are not linked to any religion or any political party. Our faith in peace is our driving force and peace is our mission.
Politics as practised today are too divisive and causing too much tension and conflict. The economic system imposed on us all, is too discriminating and excludes and exploits people in many ways. We promote a system based on human values. We call it summonism.
We have friends all over the world. From New Zealand and Egypt to China and Argentina. We did our best to get to know each other. And to respect each other. We became friends because we accepted our differences and found out that we have a lot in common. Like the need for peace and happiness. We exchanged hundreds of emails with those friends about the subjects that matter to us and to this world. Some of the friends were very open indeed. Some said they had never been so open to anyone else even though they had another culture or religion or no religion. We found a lot of common ground. It helped a lot to understand what lives among ordinary people.
We want this world to change. There is too much waste of life and too much destruction. It seems madness. Madness not worthy of an advanced civilization. We want a world of regained sanity and peace.
With our friends, we dealt with material issues. But also with immaterial ones, like faith and happiness. The immaterial ones are in our minds more important than the material ones. They – mostly invisibly – impact the way we deal with our lives and that of those around us. The right attitude can make those lives more agreeable to live. Hatred for any reason makes those lives very much poorer and even upsets the chemical balance of the brain and body – negatively affecting health.
Religion is a very delicate topic indeed. But our friends were open enough to discuss it. They confided in us. We promised to keep their names confidential.
Many different religions exist and sometimes compete for the favour of followers. After the experiences we had, to us no single religion is superior or inferior. In essence, religions are the same. They are different ways to worship an Upper or Superior Being or Entity that has different names. Even a genius like Einstein recognized the power of that Upper Being as being above religions.
We get along well with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews… Why? Because we respect them. And they respect us. We are open-minded and enjoy differences in culture.
Several of our friends suggested that we shared some of our conversations with other people to learn about the wonderful subjects of faith and happiness and the painful subjects like religious fanaticism and racism. Why be fanatic about the exterior when the inside is the same? We know now that the inside does not want us to be fanatic or racist.
Faith is the core of the life of those who believe (and we suspect of those that do not believe). Religion cannot substitute faith. It can only help us to find it within us and to link it up with the Upper or Superior Being. Religions should be bridges between people and peoples. They can share so much inner beauty and should bring out the best in people. How sad it is to see that some people – often filled with hatred – use religion to perpetrate killings and even massacres. True faith excludes killings and violence. They are a blasphemy to true faith.
To us war fuelled by religious differences or any war for that matter is a big waste of resources. Human and material. Just imagine what could be done with those resources: developing green energy at a grand scale and giving Nature finally an urgently needed break. Helping the poor countries to develop themselves and to bring an end to poverty and famine. Refining education to help our children to better cope with the hardships of life and to grow up as fine personalities that we are proud of. Amalgamating a well-balanced political and economic system.
So many constructive things could be done instead of waging wars or making nuclear weapons and thus taking us a step closer to the total destruction of this planet. Can any sane person want this to happen? Can we still avoid it? Our Mother-Earth is too unique to destroy. Nature is showing signs of exhaustion.
We humans are unique too. Why is there so much negative energy among some of them? For the lack of faith. For the lack of respect. Because of hatred. Because of stubbornness and exaggerated pride.
Respecting others is actually respecting yourself. Think about that! Mutual respect generates positive energy on which to build a mutually beneficial relationship.
In our contacts with our friends we also dealt with prejudices. They are an obstacle to the understanding between people. Getting rid of them is very rewarding. Friendship was the result in our case.
Our friends live in different political and economic systems and we agreed among us that the ideal system does not yet exist. It is not capitalism, it is not communism. They are both known for blatant abuses and disrespect for people and Nature. Summonism wants to be the alternative, giving priority to the respect for human values across the board.
Danellandia was created on 28 March, 2004, after a serious incident that drastically changed our lives.
Danellandia is based on discussions about this world and its many problems with people from different backgrounds, countries, religions and ages.
Danellandia defined 25 human values as the basis for its campaign to make this world a better and more just place in many fields of human activities: politics, economics, the media, personal relationships, education, Nature care…
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