FAQ 23

Question:

There are some Christians in my family. They beg for forgiveness based on the doctrine that human beings are born sinners. They are taught that human beings are sinners and the sinners equal failures. I think they do what is the opposite of nurturing our inner gods. They never listen to me, so I really feel frustrated. I can feel the “illiberal” faith closely everyday. I’m the only person who hold a memorial service for my ancestors, thinking this is a kind of karma of my own. I hope the time will come when they listen to me.

  • Christian キリスト教徒
  • beg for A Aを乞う
  • forgiveness 赦し
  • based on A Aに基づいて
  • doctrine 教義
  • sinner 罪人
  • failure ダメ人間
  • opposite 逆
  • nurture 育てる
  • inner god 内在神
  • feel frustrated 歯がゆく思う
  • illeberal 不自由な
  • ancestor 先祖

Answer:

The truth is every one of us has the consciousness of Christ in our hearts. Those who have the Christian faith come to have the consciousness of Christ come out of themselves regardless of their nationalities. Buddhists have the consciousness of Buddha. The consciousness of great men of the past has merged into that of the next generation who were born after they died. Depending on the level of the faith, people have it appear from within.

  • consciousness 意識
  • regardless of A Aに関係なく
  • nationality 国籍
  • merge into A Aに溶け込む
  • depend on A Aによって
  • from within 内側から

The problem is with the false doctrine telling that they are a failure and sinful, people would never have the consciousness of Christ appear. Such a false faith to keep the believers from leaving the religious organization they belong to is a shame. To hold a memorial service for your ancestors could make you realize the god inside you by purifying the spiritual lines of your families.

  • The problem is … 問題なのは…
  • false 偽の
  • keep A from ~ing  Aが〜するのを妨げる
  • religious organization
  • belong to A Aに所属する
  • shame 残念なこと
  • realize 認識する
  • purify 浄化する
  • spiritual line 霊線
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