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a non-Governmental, non-profit organization.
created to promote spiritual self awareness,
and the contemplation of the beauty of Nature
through Art and Philosophy.
Art to HELP ORGANIZATIONS
TO VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS

In this site there are painting of our artists. 
We offer a commission of 30 up to 50% to the European and American help organizations which can sell them for us through their websites.

Please contact us  for more details through our site:
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HAPPY NEWS 

LIKE:    Man Invents Machine To Convert Plastic Into Oil
http://www.flixxy.com/convert-plastic-to-oil.htm

Next stage:
people should find a way to re cycle nuclear waste and the CO2 climate problem.



True angels destroy not men,
but the falseness in them.






Letter from President Obama to Naturestudio   April 8, 2011

Dear Friend:

Thank you for writing.  I have heard from many Americans about animal welfare, and I value your input.

I am committed to making my Administration the most open and transparent in history, and part of delivering on that promise is hearing from people like you.  I take seriously your opinions and respect your point of view on this important matter.  Please know that your concerns will be on my mind in the days ahead.

Thank you again for writing.  I encourage you to visit www.WhiteHouse.gov to learn more about my Administration or to contact me in the future.


Sincerely,

Barack Obama







Some words about an audio visual
Garden Angel project





Letter to Al Gore about a Naturestudio project
Dear Al Gore,
Thank you from my heart for your care for nature and mankind.
Here is what I wrote to an Audio Visual Funds giving organization about our Garden Angel project.
WE CO-CREATE or CO-PRODUCE WITH NATURE,
For example in creating a garden which provides a nature reserve for bio diversity, as Myriam Vandenberghe did in our atelier in Europe, or simply  taking  inspiration from nature for our work, and promoting it, inspiring people to do the same.
Our philosophical works, drawing, painting and photos are based on the creative mind which can be sensitive to the wonders of the ever new and artistic forms of Nature itself.

The reason for the project Garden Angel, is the goal of Naturestudio,
(A WZV or non-profit society).
(Article 2).a. To promote spiritual self awareness to counterbalance to the spiritual poverty in this World.
b. To sensibilise people for the beauty of nature and the good heart through art and philosophy.
c. To find peaceful solutions to world conflicts
d. To promote better relationships through the creation of philosophic cultural and art works projects and events.
We ask people to stop destroying nature and the world we live with all the disrespect and useless vanity and wars.

*************************************************************************
Naturestudio literally means the atelier is Nature.

This is my questioning of some contemporary concepts of Art:
What is more art ?
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know'. (Keats).
What is more Art, what is to Create, in the true sense of the word in the deepest sense? A 'manipulation' of images, no matter how commercial, low and vulgar, as we find everywhere in commercial and false publications and in the web, (such as much of that "power boasting","power loving" Rap music graffiti art of street mafia and criminal gangs, or silly soap opera exaggerations, Flemish or not, or an act if spiritual integrity and compassion, even if it is just A STATE OF BEING?
IF a funds organization is more intend on sponsoring the first, because it can sell, and not the second, our concept of art is not compatible.

Being is the ultime art in life. How can that which is and sounds false be more art than that which is and sounds true, in whatever expression of being.
One can only create, in the true sense of the word, by promoting spiritual self awareness, and that is only possible through being spiritually self aware oneself. All the rest is futility.
In a geographic way, what the scenario is and where: between a tropical forest river and a private 'nature reserve' in the heart of Gent, Myriam's garden.

About the personage, Myriam is a poetic personage in herself, as nature is, and to be sensitive to her as to be sensitive to nature is to be inspired, and even if she or nature have unreasonable sides, they inspire you to be a philosopher.
Written by the producer
van Chapman
Gent, Belgium, 22/01/2011


www.naturestudio.net


QUESTION TO  OBAMA
Dear Obama, first let me congratulate you for the simplicity and the positive power of your last speech
where competitiveness does not overrule but calls upon national and international collaboration. http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2011?utm_source=email95&utm_medium=image&utm_campaign=sotu


The best way to compete is to collaborate.
You spoke about building the future.
You said among other things that America cares for the quality of food, water and air in America.

As a nature lover, nothing makes me more depressed than to see the rate at which human development greatly has and continues to pollute land and the seas, destroying the natural beauty almost everywhere in this planet with its unrestricted procreation and busy, noisy progress frenzy.


My question is:
With all the talk on building the future, has America, this nation of great inventors of the modern way of life, concrete plans and acts to help NATURE WORLDWIDE to be restored  from the enormous worldwide pollution created by technological  progress, by plastics, for example, plans on investing in methods  like that of  Japan, for recycling plastic back to oil, on serious scientific competitive research on how to recycle atomic waste??
http://www.flixxy.com/convert-plastic-to-oil.htm


Here below I am questioning artists as myself the same question: what we are doing, what can we do for the world?

Your friend and supporter
van Chapman
(Geraldine Chapman)
www.naturestudio.net

PS : A practical step to the solution for example, of the Belgium problem between Wallonie and Flanders, besides an honest care for each other, is maybe  and an international unification of language to facilitate dialogue. The adoption by all European states of an international language as English in the schools, as a first language, while we leave the nationalist FLEMISH lions and WALLONY cocks compete about the dominance of their own language and 'etiquettes'.
Note from the author.







  Answer from President
Alliance for Climate Protection

Dear Geraldine,

Inspiring. That's the word that came to mind as I looked through some of the stories you sent us that share what your communities are doing about climate change.

Over the past few weeks, more than a thousand of you wrote in to tell us how you are doing your part to solve the climate crisis. And I was thrilled to learn how many of you are taking action -- in your workplaces, schools, your local governments, and in your own homes.

Now, I'd like to invite you to read some of these stories. Will you take a moment to read a few of the inspiring stories we've received about people like you who are helping us solve the climate crisis? Click below to read the stories on our blog.



http://acp.repoweramerica.org/climate-stories
Sincerely,

Maggie L. Fox
President and CEO
Alliance for Climate Protection




If a spirit  would rather promote violence and war ( Jihad),
condemning honest critic, honest discussion and questioning (unbelief),
it cannot be  truly intelligent.

It cannot be of love.
It cannot bring true peace to all people on the Earth.


Is it too dangerous to stand beside someone who says this ?


van Chapman
Philosophic community Project
www.naturestudio.net



Above action from Greenpeacem
LINK:

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/stop-radioactive-investment/


MESSAGE TO OBAMA
26 March 2011

Dear Obama,
we are proud of your and full of admiration for your wise simplicity.

I share your optimism, in trying a peaceful solution to the problem of religious fundamentalist terrorism, in an attempt of a dialogue with a fanatic Muslim.
I am sure you will understand what I try to say
If you want to see it look at my website: www.naturestudio.net
Please never mind the bad English in this dialogue...


Food for thought.
Here is an interesting argument to the recent discussion in Nederland with fundamentalist Jews and Muslims who do not want to give up their unnecessarily cruel "sacred" traditions before the options of a more humane sedated animal slaughter law :


IN FACT A SPIRIT WHO WOULD ASK YOU UNQUESTIONING OBEDIENCE EVEN IN A CRIME, ASK YOU TO KILL AN INNOCENT CHILD AS A PROOF OF OBEDIENCE (FROM THE LEGEND OF ABRAHAM), OR FORCE YOU TO KILL A SHEEP WHEN YOU CAN BE A VEGETARIAN (as they do in Mecca), CANNOT BE FROM 'THE MOST MERCIFUL', 'THE MOST WISE' AS ONE SAYS  GOD TO BE, BUT INSTEAD IT CAN BE THE SOURCE OF ALL INCONSIDERATION, SUBSERVIENCE, FANATISM OR PROUD TYRANNY.


A vegetarian meditation about the Islam

By van Chapman
Philosophic Community Projects

www.naturestudio.net


According to a documentary on TV about Mecca, in memory of Abraham, one is asked to kill, or have a sheep killed for them, one sheep per person or seven persons or family in Mecca, as part of a religious ritual duty. What if you are a vegetarian? There is no real need to kill to eat if you are a vegetarian.

(Maybe in the time of Abraham it was not possible to live as a vegetarian, there was only desert, grass and sheep, like in deserts, in some parts of Africa and Afghanistan today...) But if the Islam obliges men to do that, even today, the Islam is a religion whose “Most merciful” God Allah encourages, if not obliges people to be a carnivore. ( Surah 3:85 'If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual good.'). If you think that not SPIRITUAL SELF AWARENESS, OR FAITH IN LOVE, but the ISLAM of Mohammed is the only acceptable religion for the whole of humanity, then, if ALLAH tells you to kill, even if it makes no sense, as a Muslim you must obey. You are forced to live as a carnivore, even if you can live as a vegetarian; and this is absurd. And the picture becomes bad if anywhere in the Koran it is written that the faithful to Allah must kill the unbeliever, unfaithful to Mohammed’s Allah: Quran (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." THIS IS  in contradiction with ‘LOVE YOUR ENEMIES’ of JESUS.


And the picture becomes horrible indeed if For refusing to murder a sheep for a ritual in Mecca, being as a harmless vegetarian Buddhist or Hindu, for example, or refusing the crime to kill any human being for a difference of belief, one could be considered an unbeliever, and risk to be murdered by followers of Mohammed as the Taliban. Then this verse in the Quran (2:191-193) would lead indeed to a hell of indiscriminate murder hate as we see in Afghanistan and Iraq today,  rather than to a heaven of love.

This would be  absurd and a crime against humanity according to Human Rights and the European and Western World Laws. The best wishes to all of you

For further meditations on this see

Philosophic Community Projects                             
van Chapman                           
www.naturestudio.net




Hate is the false prophet,
love is the true master.
There is no holy ground which
has been won
by cruel violence and hate.

Holy is the love and understanding
between all people.

van Chapman
Backup your data



On 'Backup your data' by  Josh Bressers
http://www.bress.net/blog/

Commentary by van Chapman


Somehow the web experience seems
at times like a detective story with money making business
(companies of software or other products,
or greedy and deceitful individuals) as the possible suspects of web
official, organized mafia or individual criminality.

And when we are true,  we can become as a
lonely inspector or detective, questioning
everything for the truth in other
people, and disclosing the falseness and
intrigues we meet on our way in the virtual
world of the world-wide-net and
informatica.

But in the level of personal relations,
particularlly in our love and romantic
relations, we have to be prepared to face the same delusion,
in a psicological and philosophical way,
in the other and in oneself, if we are true, and long for a true
love or true relation with the other.


Philosophic Community project
van Chapman
www.naturestudio.net


Obama, What can you do about it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol
Quote:
"If the US had ratified the Kyoto Protocol, the average percentage reduction in total GHG emissions for the Annex I group would have been a 5.2% reduction relative to the base year.[9]:26 Including the US in their calculation, Olivier et al. (2011)[9]:26 projected that the Annex I countries would collectively achieve a 7% reduction relative to the base year, which is lower than the original target of a 5.2% reduction. This projection excludes expected purchases of emissions credits.[9]:26." End quote.

Dear OBAMA REMEMBERING 11 SEPTEMBER


Looking for the way to  help prevent further acts of Islamic extremist terrorism.

The only way I see is through sharing wisdom, love and understanding, like in the work of a man called J Krishnamurti. His works should be made available to people in the Arab speaking countries where we see people shooting each other while both are crying; ‘Allah is great’!

And Krishnamurti is already dead, so no one could not do him any harm now for his wisdom and integrity.


This is an argument against the violence in the Koran:

There is no Justice without love, without being truthful, without wishing to create understanding.


One cannot do justice by punishing a crime (or what you consider a crime) with another crime. One cannot do justice  by murder; by hand cutting, stoning or torturing what is a much worse crime.

What a Muslim, following the Koran may call justice, can be a much greater crime.

What a Muslim following the Koran may call love can be sheer pride, possession, domination and or unquestioning submission.


One cannot enlighten someone by killing him.

Self defence is just self defence, not philosophic or spiritual justice. Though to take the head of a terrorist organization, as Bin Laden, is infinitely better than to declare war on a country, or on people who predict a religion as extremists do, following blindly anyone they consider the word of God.


The best wishes to you Obama, and all people of good will like you.


               van Chapman                   

Philosophic Community Projects By

               van Chapman                   









100 000 T  Nuclear waste in the seas and the equally heavy and deadly silence of the local governmental authorities: for example near the coasts of 'Europe.

Film 'Océans poubelles' ( in French)

http://www.ecologie-pratique.org/article.php/dechets-nucleaires-en-mer















Join us for 24 Hours of Reality
Letter from Al Gore

Dear Geraldine,

This year, we have seen historic droughts, heat waves and floods. We’re experiencing record-high temperatures across much of the United States. This extreme weather is being called the “new normal.” But there's nothing normal about it.
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We’ll hear from the people and places witnessing firsthand the devastation of extreme weather events. I’m joining 23 Climate Presenters from around the globe to deliver a new multimedia presentation that will broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. The entire 24 hours will be streamed live online from start to finish.
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The climate crisis is a global problem we all share. And real solutions can only come when we address it together. Join me on September 14, and find out what can change in a day.

Thanks,

Al Gore
Founder and Chairman
The Climate Reality Project

















To Al Gore,  from the 'climate reality project': This is the artist your friend.

Humanity can solve the climate change problem if we can collaborate instead of competing or going to war against each other.
 
'Once I heard the question: -" Can Art save the world ?". What can  save the world is not a matter of taste but of consciousness. It is Not a mode, a style of Art, but to unite a true, kind and just spirit in action, in whatever work we do. To be humble enough to see what is, and not prejudge anyone, anything; not even out of belief.

There is nothing substantially new in a work of art, or revolution, when you substitute one vanity of  power for another, one prejudice for another.'

From 'What is relevant in Art today',
Note: see the video of  Abstract waterforms 1 from Mysticwater at :
http://www.naturestudio.net/index.html

you will like it!
Greetings from  van Chapman  -Philosophic Community Projects -


Some words about an audio visual
Garden Angel project





Letter to Al Gore about a Naturestudio project
Dear Al Gore,
Thank you from my heart for your care for nature and mankind.
Here is what I wrote to an Audio Visual Funds giving organization about our Garden Angel project.
WE CO-CREATE or CO-PRODUCE WITH NATURE,
For example in creating a garden which provides a nature reserve for bio diversity, as Myriam Vandenberghe did in our atelier in Europe, or simply  taking  inspiration from nature for our work, and promoting it, inspiring people to do the same.
Our philosophical works, drawing, painting and photos are based on the creative mind which can be sensitive to the wonders of the ever new and artistic forms of Nature itself.

The reason for the project Garden Angel, is the goal of Naturestudio,
(A WZV or non-profit society).
(Article 2).a. To promote spiritual self awareness to counterbalance to the spiritual poverty in this World.
b. To sensibilise people for the beauty of nature and the good heart through art and philosophy.
c. To find peaceful solutions to world conflicts
d. To promote better relationships through the creation of philosophic cultural and art works projects and events.
We ask people to stop destroying nature and the world we live with all the disrespect and useless vanity and wars.

*************************************************************************
Naturestudio literally means the atelier is Nature.

This is my questioning of some contemporary concepts of Art:
What is more art ?
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know'. (Keats).
What is more Art, what is to Create, in the true sense of the word in the deepest sense? A 'manipulation' of images, no matter how commercial, low and vulgar, as we find everywhere in commercial and false publications and in the web, (such as much of that "power boasting","power loving" Rap music graffiti art of street mafia and criminal gangs, or silly soap opera exaggerations, Flemish or not, or an act if spiritual integrity and compassion, even if it is just A STATE OF BEING?
IF a funds organization is more intend on sponsoring the first, because it can sell, and not the second, our concept of art is not compatible.

Being is the ultime art in life. How can that which is and sounds false be more art than that which is and sounds true, in whatever expression of being.
One can only create, in the true sense of the word, by promoting spiritual self awareness, and that is only possible through being spiritually self aware oneself. All the rest is futility.
In a geographic way, what the scenario is and where: between a tropical forest river and a private 'nature reserve' in the heart of Gent, Myriam's garden.

About the personage, Myriam is a poetic personage in herself, as nature is, and to be sensitive to her as to be sensitive to nature is to be inspired, and even if she or nature have unreasonable sides, they inspire you to be a philosopher.
Written by the producer
van Chapman
Gent, Belgium, 22/01/2011


www.naturestudio.net
Here an invitation for a Hangout; tomorrow, June 11, at 2pm EDT sent by Al Gore to Naturestudio.

Maybe the invitation can be extended to you.  Here a list of ten actions you can take right now on climate change


Geraldine van Chapman

www.naturestudio.net

********************************************************

----- Original Message -----
From: Al Gore
To: Geraldine Chapman
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 10:55 PM
Subject: An Inconvenient Truth
Dear Geraldine,
Seven years ago, I was honored to have my presentation on climate change turned into a movie called An Inconvenient Truth. To this day, I am consistently gratified when people tell me that the film opened their eyes to the climate crisis, and that it has encouraged and inspired acts of leadership, big and small, around the world.

In honor of the seventh anniversary of the film's release, I'm pleased to invite you to join me for an interactive Google Hangout with my good friend Jeff Skoll tomorrow, June 11, at 2pm EDT. We will talk about some key developments in the climate effort since the film originally came out. Most importantly, I want to invite you to participate in shaping the conversation by submitting your questions and watching the Hangout here.

Also, as part of the anniversary celebration, The Climate Reality Project has helped put together this list of ten actions you can take right now on climate change. I hope that you'll visit the site, share it with your friends, and get inspired!

Sincerely,

Al Gore
******************************************************************

Good day Norway and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg!

TO THE PRESS


This is the travelling artist (Geraldine) van Chapman, artist who lived and painted in a cabin in Budor ( Loten , Norway) in the 80's.

So long ago, but the beauty of Nature in Norway is still fresh in my mind and heart. 

Norway is now on the news about the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, and I like to send a letter to him to try to dissolve misunderstandings in support of all Norwegians.



Letter to the mass murderer Behring  Breivik on behalf of the Norwegian people.

18 April 2012-

Behring  Breivik, during your trial you proudly argue that if one judges you have done evil, one does not know the difference between good and evil.

OK, You are a thinker. So let us think together. Let us talk about good and evil,  about Justice, what is fair.
Pay attention to this:
What are you defending? The truth or a belief? Love or simply the love of power ?

Violence creates fear, blind submission, which is the dark side of all violent belief systems and ways. You can create a belief, like the Islam, but  not consciousness though fear and terrorism.

Norway's Justice gives you a trial, where you can explain yourself, what is fair,  but when you gave 'your capital punishment' to 77 Norwegian citizens, without a trial, without first giving a chance  for a dialogue, for explaining yourselves to each other, have you been fair, have you been just to them?? NO.

What you have done is you condemned those people with a death sentence, for their political views, for their belief  (in a democratic dialogue, not in tyranny). 
You condemned them for what you believe is wrong with their thinking.
Have you helped them to think better, by killing them?

Would you have liked if Norway had not given you the chance to explain yourself, and rather have judged you and killed you for what you did? Of course not. If you, who has killed so many people got a trial, why did they not deserve one? 

Is it fair to condemn and kill someone without a trial simply out of a belief we have about him, or because of a belief he has?

Is violence such as yours better in any relationship or as a political method  than to be open for dialogue as those people you killed?

The unquestionable authority which can condemn without a fair trial (and kill) someone for a belief, is the the injustice not only of the violent Jihadists of the Islam, but in all proud tyrannical rule, whether of religious, nationalistic, ideological or individualistic nature.

From a philosophical point of view, the injustice in the Islamic violence against unbelievers is the same unintelligence exemplified in an act of  terrorism such as  yours against your own people, for so called nationalistic  purposes.

Fundamentalist  Muslim terrorists are afraid of questioning, not of killing with bombs.
They rather kill others than be questioned in their authority. Therefore they kill unbelievers. Do you see it??
Fundamentalist  Muslim  terrorists, maybe imitating their Prophet, do not see the stupidity, the lack of intelligence of brutal violence as an argument against or  for defending a belief on the truth.
Do you see this?? If you do not see it, your way is not better than that of the militant Islamic terrorist .

Violence is not the way for consciousness to become clear. On the contrary...

If you see it, then I will believe you have a consciousness.

So please, for Justice and your own good, respect the Norwegian people and Court, who give you a fair trial, realize what you have done and humbly admit you were not just to kill and terrorize all those people..

Would you like to be killed for your beliefs?
Do not do to others what you would not have done to yourself.

True angels destroy not men, but the falseness in them. You cannot enlighten someone by cutting off his head.

Your friend in love of the truth
van Chapman
-Philosophic Community Projects -
www.naturestudio.net




van Chapman on the mountain  Budor,  Norway   visits between 1983-87

Here an invitation for a Hangout; tomorrow, June 11, at 2pm EDT sent by Al Gore to Naturestudio.

Maybe the invitation can be extended to you.  Here a list of ten actions you can take right now on climate change


Geraldine van Chapman

www.naturestudio.net

********************************************************

----- Original Message -----
From: Al Gore
To: Geraldine Chapman
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 10:55 PM
Subject: An Inconvenient Truth
Dear Geraldine,
Seven years ago, I was honored to have my presentation on climate change turned into a movie called An Inconvenient Truth. To this day, I am consistently gratified when people tell me that the film opened their eyes to the climate crisis, and that it has encouraged and inspired acts of leadership, big and small, around the world.

In honor of the seventh anniversary of the film's release, I'm pleased to invite you to join me for an interactive Google Hangout with my good friend Jeff Skoll tomorrow, June 11, at 2pm EDT. We will talk about some key developments in the climate effort since the film originally came out. Most importantly, I want to invite you to participate in shaping the conversation by submitting your questions and watching the Hangout here.

Also, as part of the anniversary celebration, The Climate Reality Project has helped put together this list of ten actions you can take right now on climate change. I hope that you'll visit the site, share it with your friends, and get inspired!

Sincerely,

Al Gore
******************************************************************

Good day Norway and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg!

TO THE PRESS


This is the travelling artist (Geraldine) van Chapman, artist who lived and painted in a cabin in Budor ( Loten , Norway) in the 80's.

So long ago, but the beauty of Nature in Norway is still fresh in my mind and heart. 

Norway is now on the news about the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, and I like to send a letter to him to try to dissolve misunderstandings in support of all Norwegians.




Brazilian Rain Forest PAINTINGS by
van Chapman
Click here to see more









"The voice of eternal love music project"
Speaking about music, what is prohibited to Muslims by traditions like that of the Taliban, I told a Muslim:

All that is beautiful comes from God.

Beauty can be enywhere but fanatics think God is expressed only in their contradictory holy books or traditions, what creates the ugliness of hate and chaos and war where there should be love and peace.

religious terrorism  makes it evident of how we can we reduce God or Justice or love to the smallness of our minds.

What are the heavy traditions, the beliefs of terrorists?
Those which condemning killig, force you to kill, condemning robbing, force you to rob..
and who condemning lieing, force you to lie for the sake of a belief in an authority.


Letter to the creator of Google
Gent, 18 October 2010
Click to read more


"The voice of eternal love music project"
proposition: the creation of an channel of uninterrupted transmission of the highest artistic level which bring to all peoples
the expression of the most noble sentiments of the human consciousness and soul.




100 000 T  Nuclear waste in the seas and the equally heavy and deadly silence of the local governmental authorities: for example near the coasts of 'Europe.

Film 'Océans poubelles' ( in French)

http://www.ecologie-pratique.org/article.php/dechets-nucleaires-en-mer




True angels
destroy not men,
but the falseness in them.





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Who fears the truth, the humble or the proud?



Who is loyal? A believer or a friend?


The believer, who can only flatter you,
who justifies everything you are saying,
not because it is right but because you said it,
or the friend,
who is free to see you exactly as you are being,
who is free to question you,
if it makes sense or not what you say?


Who is the true friend?
who admits the truth though it hurts the ego,
or who will please the ego
though hurting the truth?


Who is humble?
One who ask sincerity, not perfection,
or one who asks perfection,
which one never can reach, but not sincerity?

Who is proud:
one who would rather flatter
and be flattered, even when  wrong,
or one who would rather what is just,
what is true, even if not flattering?


Are believers of any belief system
able to be coherent in a dialogue? 
Whether they were simple devotees,
or believers who justified terrorism,
this is not what any of them did,
be coherent, in a dialogue with me.


If I did not trust in the consciousness potential in humans
I would not have even started a dialogue with them.
I would be among those who prejudice those who prejudice,
and I would believe in violence against terrorism, not reason.

But I have faith that making good questions,
appealing to reason, to making sense can help
to create clarity where there is none!

***

Are believers of any belief system able to be coherent? 
To be consequent or to reason? I ask.

This is just how it goes, in practice, when I talk to them:

The conflict of beliefs which is dividing people
for millenniums can be cleared up.

We just have to look into it our beliefs with clarity
and humble sincerity and self criticism
which is hard to find, among believers.

In my experience, this conflict of beliefs
is not real problem to believers.
because if you believe,
it is not clarity what they want.

For example:
A devotee of Yogananda used to say to me that criticism,
even if true, should silenced.
She did not like to prove anyone right or wrong.
But did not mind to 'make believe'
to please someone.
So how can we even start
to clear anything with whom must seem happy
and sweet even when they do not feel it?
With someone who tries to look away
from conflicts?



The problem is not the contradiction
in name of God I show her
because she can pretend it does not exist,
but seeing what is, who is right and wrong,
The problem is clearing it up!

If you say a criticism to a devotee
about their belief, even if true, he or she
might blame you.
for example: that you (quote):
"live on meaningless, deliberately obscure,
Ego- centered nonsense" (end quote).

And  before you can explain and clear it up,
you are blocked out of the discussion.

Similarity, a terrorist believer could even kill you
for saying the truth about his prophet,
or belief, if it was not flattering!

***

Religious wars exist because unreasonable
unquestionable believers, rather make war than reason
with themselves, or their beliefs.
Because they do not to care the least to be coherent
in a dialogue when criticism is not allowed


Believers of many different beliefs I talked to
have this in common with the terrorists:

They argue that it is cruel and a disrespect to criticize
to say something unflattering, of their Guru,
prophet, or belief, even if it is true.
and some extend this to themselves and even their relations.
One may not see, not say what is not flattering to each other
no sincerity, only likes allowed!

****


I am not offering a belief system.
only a  no-nonsense honesty in a dialogue.

My faith is the self evidence
that truth love justice is greater
than untruth, hate, injustice.


A philosopher as a true friend,
does not mind to be confronted:
-If the criticism is right,
he will apologize,
and if he was misunderstood
he will explains himself.
But how can he explain himself,
if the other
the unquestionable authority
falsely accuses him
and wants no more discussion?



With my best wishes to all,
that one day
we no longer feel the need need
to be each other's believers, or followers,
but true, understanding friends !


Your friend in love of truth.

van Chapman,
Philosophic Community Project