Organisations

if pope Francis can truly about to bring change to an old patriarchal (and also capitalistic) institution that has become nothing more than a mere “cultural curiosity”.

Because: The catholic (and other) churches that do exist right now, were NEVER what Jesus envisioned when he said “on this rock (you, peter) I will build my church”)

“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”

He did not say:

  • create a church only for men that molest children because they are forbidden to molest women
  • charge all your members tax so you can build gigantic buildings and do some philanthropy here and there (but never ever provide any “real” service to them, no wifi, no free coffee and do not care about their mental well being, because this would mean a lot of effort (cost money)

the climate construction site

have you EVER seen a church that has solar panels on the roof?

no? (on TV once, in Mexico, hey there is actually ONE, why is this not the norm?)

Why does “THE CHURCH” (!!!) not harvest the powers that come from the heavens above!

Why does it not care about long term survivability of mankind on this planet?

the mental construction site

Especially during crisis such as Corona and war, people WOULD have need a church that actually takes care of them and their mental troubles.

If families can not get along – another construction site where a true church could work for the better on this planet.

But in 30 years have not seen a bit of it.

The signs are years old and surely they must have read them: 2019: “the most reliable time series curated by the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) appears to show that in 2017:

  • just under 300 million people worldwide suffered from anxiety,
  • about 160 million from major depressive disorder
  • another 100 million from the milder form of depression known as dysthymia.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/03/mental-illness-is-there-really-a-global-epidemic

“The gates of hell shall not prevail”

What part in that will the churches around this planet play a role?

Or are churches – in fact – just another “company ltd.”, that exists only because of their centuries old privileges, put down in century old contracts that generate “sufficient” income streams, that are taxed offshore (meaning: not at all).

Hurray!

the catholic church surely needs a restart

this restart was centuries ago the protestant church.

now both churches need a restart.

  • every government can (instead of moving to over crowded cities for jobs)
    •  pay rural citizens to stay in the countryside and plant trees where
    • the local governments need to designate areas for tree planting
  • on the next climate conference the major CO2 contributors of past and present should be present
  • and they need to come up a number:
    • every year we pledge to designate and finance 1000 hectare (10.000.000 square meters) for (diverse) tree planting
      • and pledge to work those forests sustainably & responsibly
    • the mull berry tree shown above is said to handle droughts well (there are for sure other well suited trees as well)
      • while at the same time providing shade for other plants
      • while at the same time providing humans with very delicious fruits

a lot has been said & studied about the very expensive consequences of climate change (yes there is natural climate change, but human made climate change is on top)

need to talk & implement more solutions!

mulberry tree in the desert: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/properly-staked-mulberry-tree–123708321001774198/

  • In an ideal world, people learn from each other
  • each others mistakes each others successes
  • in an ideal world a system would foster social learning (the “natural” way how humans learn? by example (hopefully drawing the right conclusions) & from each other))
  • a system that incentivises stupidity & mistakes is a stupid system
  • (example the car industry knows people buy cars (unfortunately) mostly by emotions (big 2t SUV that make people feel important) and if the parts are designed to break after 3 years (they hope) to make 25% extra) – if the incentive here is maximum profit – the car companies did everything right – even if they in reality created a complete catastrophe for everyone
  •  if most of mankind have no long term experience what “destroying the planet” means, then they ought to be send on free “school trips” to the parts of the planet that are already polluted & became a desert, than they will understand & hopefully draw the right conclusion, just as EVERY citizen of former GDR (east Germany under soviet rule) had to visit a Nazi concentration camp (it’s optional in West Germany and bet most West Germans born after that 1960s did never visit such a place… Why would they? Its more fun & less depressing at a theme park, but there is also lot less to learn in theme parks)