Is God wrathful?

“For me, the wrath of God is closely related to His righteousness.” Steffi Wiesner. In: Winfried Vogel (Ed.): Die Bibel – Das Leben. Jesaja: Der ewigen Frieden bringt. Hope Media, 24. January 2021 (Translation mine). Until now, I always emphasized on the good, benevolent God who is overly just, but also extremely forgiving. Now whenContinue reading “Is God wrathful?”

朝鲜问题:民族自决是统一的途径

作者:Timo Schmitz (德国) 在朝鲜民主主义人民共和国,志愿思想是一个很著名的爱国革命思想。可是它已经在韩朝分裂以前提倡了。所以它影响到两个朝鲜半岛上的国家,可能是和解的机会。(Schmitz, 2022年) 今日朝鲜的解说是这样:“‘志愿’的思想,是金亨稷先生早年踏上民族解放斗争的征途时提出的爱国的革命思想。‘志愿’这一思想,不是以追求个人的立身扬名、富贵荣华为目的的世俗的人生训诫,而是教育人们在为祖国和民族的斗争寻求真正的人生价值和幸福的革命的人生观,是激励人们一代接一代地坚持斗争,一定要光复祖国的百折不屈的革命精神。”(Uriminzokkiri)志愿思想教三大思想准备的教义。“三大思想准备包括哪些内容?[…] 革命者无论到哪里,都要作好三大思想准备。就是说,要有被饿死、打死和冻死的思想准备,不要抛弃当初的远大抱负。” (Uriminzokkiri) 这可以追溯到日本占领时期的情况。朝鲜抵抗战士被监禁,有时受到残酷的折磨。 我们看到金亨稷的抵抗学说是针对整个朝鲜人民的,而不仅仅是针对共产主义者。他让那些反抗日本暴政的人们为即将到来的骚扰和报复做好了准备。他呼吁大家不要忘记自己为自己设定的崇高目标,永不放弃。金亨稷的学说因此具有集体主义的性质,与人民形成了共同的命运统一体。 朝鲜问题是当今国际关注的焦点。19世纪下半叶,西方帝国主义企图在胁迫下开放朝鲜。朝鲜人民试图保护自己免受外国干涉。与此同时,它也饱受封建主义的腐化之苦。志愿思想反对优先考虑外国利益。即使在今天,美国和日本仍在追求朝鲜半岛的安全政策利益,朝鲜民主主义人民共和国认为这是对主权的威胁。此外,朝鲜半岛上的两国互不承认对方为国家,对对方政府的合法性存在争议。然而,只有在两国相互尊重和尊严的情况下,和平统一才有可能。他们因共同的历史、语言和人民而团结在一起。时至今日,双方都在内心深处认同儒家的价值观。 日本吞并朝鲜不仅是国耻,也给人民带来了极大的痛苦。志愿思想恢复了朝鲜人民的尊严。日本投降后,朝鲜人虽然行使了自决权,建立了朝鲜人民共和国,但苏联和美国并没有接受朝鲜人民的意愿。1945 年 8 月 10 日,杜鲁门指派两名值班军官在 30 分钟内在朝鲜半岛划定分界线,万一日本投降这样确定美国和苏联的行动区。两名军官用铅笔和尺子在第 38 度平行线上划了一条分界线。 据朝鲜消息人士称,其背后的目的是将首尔市和仁川港纳入美国领域。四天后,日军宣布投降。该计划于8月14日得到杜鲁门总统的批准,并发送给苏联。苏联的批准是在 8 月 16 日——令美国感到意外。1945年8月21日,数以万计的传单被投放到首尔,内容是接管南朝鲜和建立军政府。9月2日,在日本投降宣言签字仪式后,麦克阿瑟再次宣布,38度线以南部分的朝鲜将被美军占领。演员阵容终于在 9 月 8 日举行。8 月 15 日在吕运亨领导下成立的朝鲜人民共和国在几个月后在胁迫下解体。帝国主义再次取得胜利,给朝鲜人民带来了持续至今的苦难。 结果,一场内战爆发,法西斯势力被击退。 因为美国支持韩国的法西斯政权,他们利用联合国在1950年代初干预朝鲜冲突。这导致了朝鲜战争,在朝鲜名称叫祖国解放战争。即使联合国从这一经验中吸取教训了也不再允许自己被个别国家滥用于自己的目的,那个时代的经历导致朝鲜民主主义人民共和国至今仍将联合国视为帝国主义工具。事实上,联合国从 1950 年代初的过去吸取了教训,现在是国际外交的主要场所。 结论:朝韩不应互相侮辱,而应意识到自己的共同命运,并架起彼此之间的桥梁。志愿思想可以帮助他们!这一学说将成为两者的良好基础。 文学: Kim Chang Song: Allgemeines über Korea, Band 2: Geschichte. Unter der Redaktion von Kim Ji Ho,Continue reading “朝鲜问题:民族自决是统一的途径”

Quote from my book

Liberals would regard every intervention into the private sphere to be unreasoned and unfair, and per se, so does the New Constructivist Communism’s complete freedom conception. The key idea is that individualism is in danger if one cannot be even oneself at one’s own home, as it is no space for public interaction and thusContinue reading “Quote from my book”

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Thou art my sweetest seasonal memory” (2013)

Again – you are away, but still I think of you all the time, The sky is so gray without you, disconnected is our line, I worry about it and I miss your appeareance, the taste of a good wine, Forgotten shalt thou be, ‘cause you won’t be mine. Should I force myself to forgetContinue reading “[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Thou art my sweetest seasonal memory” (2013)”

We will never get rid of encountering difficult situations, but we can work on handling them

“Karma manifests itself, on the one hand, as a result of past actions in the present, and on the other, present actions, which determine future consequences. […] It is a feature of the game of life that no one can only always win, that we always have to take losses and suffering as well. TheContinue reading “We will never get rid of encountering difficult situations, but we can work on handling them”

What does Jesus stand for? – A Non-Christian answer (after reading a Christian book)

After reading Ellen White’s Steps to Christ, I personally come to the conclusion that Jesus is reflecting our hope to overcome the deep abysm between our immanent, materialistic world and God who is transcendent. Of course, for Ellen White, he is to be taken literal, as she thinks that he really died for our sinsContinue reading “What does Jesus stand for? – A Non-Christian answer (after reading a Christian book)”

Religious tolerance is important!

The Russian religious critic Nikolai Berdyaev came up with a similar formula: ‘Man is incurably religious.’ […] [T]he acceptance of a higher being or the practice of prayers and rituals is no longer a necessary prerequisite for a religion. However, their presence is sufficient to designate a corresponding system as a religion. Everyone needs aContinue reading “Religious tolerance is important!”

Differentiating between Jesus as a historical figure and a spiritual quality

“Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well-balanced mind. He was perfect in his being, and in harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy. But through disobedience, his powers were perverted, and selfishness took the place of love. His nature became so weakened through transgression that it was impossible forContinue reading “Differentiating between Jesus as a historical figure and a spiritual quality”

Čo znamená „Evolúcia“?

Autor: Timo Schmitz. Pôvodný názov: 進化란 무엇인가? [10. decembra 2021] Dnes má slovo „evolúcia“ vo vedeckých diskurzoch tri významy 1: Zmeny v priebehu času: Menšie mutácie. Volá sa to mikroevolúcia. To uznávajú všetci seriózni vedci. Spoloční predkovia: Všetky druhy sú založené na jednom alebo viacerých spoločných predkoch. – Časť z toho patrí k mikroevolúcii, aleContinue reading “Čo znamená „Evolúcia“?”

Bilim hakda Aristotel

Awtory: Timo Schmitz Asyl ady: Aristotelis: Eòlais agus saidheans [2021-nji ýylyň 13-nji marty] “Metafizika” (980 a-b)-da Aristotel bilimiň gelip çykyşyny düşündirýär. Ynsan, daşky gurşawda bolup geçen zatlary duýgy duýgulary bilen ýatlap bilýär. Biziň ýadymyz bar! Her bir adam töwereginde bolup geçen zatlary halas edýär we netijede empirik bilimlere eýe bolýar. Empirik bilim diýmek: Ilki bilenContinue reading “Bilim hakda Aristotel”