A Christian member of The Humanity Party® recently countered her father about his intense desire to bear arms. Her father posted this video and claimed it was the best defense of the right to bear arms he had heard. [The video he posted didn't contain the opening "Virtual Presidency" image on it.] Her father touted the importance of the video because he thought that this speaker was actually addressing the United States Congress. This is a made-up video put together by gun right’s advocates.
His daughter offered a lot of sensible argument that she learned from the Humanity Party®’s position on the right to bear arms. Her father was greatly offended. And when this woman explained to her father that the video was fake, he responded, in part: “I want nothing to do with you.”
A few of the members of The Humanity Party®’s Board of Directors are considering the endorsement of an upcoming book that presents a new way of looking at human reality. The anonymous authors of this book are in the final stages of publishing it online for the world’s consideration.
One of these anonymous authors followed the thread of the discussion between this woman and her father. The woman’s last thoughts were: “He broke my heart.”
One of the authors wrote a message to the woman.
We are including this short letter to the woman in The Humanity Party®’s comments about gun rights, as it explains something never considered before: guns have become gods that have replaced religious gods that do not protect and bring self-worth to a person.
Indeed, guns have become more powerful to the American people, and to many insurgents of other countries, than their own religious gods. Where religious gods have failed humankind, many believe guns can save us.
(Beginning of the author’s message.)
Dearest [Name withheld for privacy],
It is always a burden to us to see our work cause anger instead of filial love, destroying bonds that should remain unaffected by personal opinion. Your father gains his value from you being his daughter. Fathers want to be right. Fathers want to be valued for being right, because that’s what fathers are supposed to do: teach their children. Civilizations have ended in war from a child standing up against a parent, usually a son against a father, and often, a father against a son. These filial bonds are the most conducive of human joy and the most vulnerable to human misery. Family bonds are the most destructive to a person’s self-worth. Most suicide victims can attribute the choice to end their existence to weakened family bonds, especially when a family member doesn’t feel valued as each member did as a child. When a new family member arrives, they are celebrated, coddled, praised, and valued above all others. As they grow, they are treated differently, and if devalued, the contrast is often hard to bear. Although from early Greek philosophy, the later Christian idea of the sacrifice one must make to find peace in one’s life held: “For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your [True Self] which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for [the Real Truth’s] sake: but [s]he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” … “Think not that [the Real Truth has] come to send peace on earth: [It] came not to send peace, but a sword. For [it comes] to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law [and a father against his daughter]. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother, or son or daughter more than [the Real Truth] is not worthy of [the Real Truth and will not find it].” (Compare Bible, New Testament, Matthew, chapter 10.) Consider this excerpt from our upcoming book, An Introduction to the Dream of Mortal Life, Understanding Human Reality: “When our self-worth and value is threatened or not respected by others, our brain cannot accept the inequality. Our emotional anchor loses its weight and we became buoyant, causing us to float aimlessly in the sea of humanity. There is not a mortal upon earth who has not experienced an emotional low and felt as if they have lost their emotional anchor and are floating aimlessly upon the sea of humanity. To counterbalance the weight lost in our emotional anchor, we naturally seek for ways and means to regain the weight—to protect and support the power and greatness of our Self. "In doing this, many of us have accepted gods that give us back this power and greatness. Once “God” is aware of us as an individual and takes an interest in our Self’s well-being, these feelings begin to fertilize and provide nutrients to our human roots. Once our own Self grows and is sustained by our chosen god, it is natural for us to want to share our personal god with others, especially with those like us, who have lost a sense of their own greatness and self-worth. If we can get others to accept our god, then our self-worth, value, and personal importance receives even more fertilizer. We begin to feel that others would be forever lost without us.”
(End of excerpt.)
The religious gods of this world have failed humankind. These invented gods do not give back power and greatness to the individual, but a gun does.
Possessing a gun gives its bearer a sense of well being and protection. A gun is a great equalizer of the human soul when those who are considered weak and unimportant become powerful and regain their own greatness and self-worth. When a gun bearer can get others to accept this unique form of a god, then their self-worth, value, and personal importance receive the emotional anchor and support that we all naturally seek.
Guns are in many ways, the new, powerful gods of those who bear them.
We can only hope that as the Real Truth about who we are and why we exist is revealed, more people replace their gun with their true God … their own True Self. Unless this happens, men as your father will continue to protect that which counterbalances the loss to their emotional anchor.
Love him. Forgive him. For he knows not what he has done. He is a child lost and buoyant, floating aimlessly in the sea of humanity.
We appreciate the courage you have shown in standing up for Real Truth.
Our best to you always.