The (Origin) of My Main Message: What is important in my different viewpoint.
Quote: "There are many who claim a kinship to Jesus, or
custody of his teaching and legacy,
but I claim that I am the only student who
paid him the courtesy of actually listening to what he said." -- John
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My mission: to teach the Informational Gospel - the message intended is scientific information.
Click on (Synopsis) for background and synopsis of The Primacy of Stewardship:
The Handbook for Christians Who Believe in Democracy.
Free book indexes (PDF) to view or download: Index #1: (Issue Index),
Index #2: (Chapter Index),
Index #3: (Biblical Index).
Readers' comments :
(May 2012) -- "A great viewpoint!" ML
"It's meaty. We read a few pages at a time and discuss them." MA
(March 2011) (Re: The Two Principles and the Five Questions) -- "You make what could easily be complicated and confusing into a relatively simple and straight forward concept for beginning an intelligent study of the
Gospels from what could be for many or most people, a fresh take on Christianity. Or for that matter, other faiths as well. Certainly a more nearly
universal approach to spirituality and religion." BB
"A beautifully written book. Compelling. Original." JW
"I find it ironic that I could never digest the Bible no matter how I tried. ... The way you interpret it makes sense to me. ... Chapter Four is
amazing. I read Chapter Seven ... Your three unforgivable sins at first appear dull and benign. But you show they are indeed our stumbling blocks." HM
"You sure made me think about the teachings of Jesus." TS ---> "Lucid. I agree with most of what you say ... elegantly written." AC
"You have a wonderful interpretation of forgiveness." DG ---> "Very creative. You present a great argument against war." Bishop --
"You are spot on!! You nailed it!! Better than best-selling authors, and political pundits. Bravo to you! JJ
"The great lesson of John Manimas is that the ego-steward must become the eco-steward." CH, student at Goucher College.
Comments from 2016:
Rev. C. C. (retired UCC pastor):
From the Table of Contents through the Foreword, Introduction, and the succeeding
chapters, John Manimas presents a compelling argument for understanding the
parables of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel as science-based principles that will
protect and preserve this fragile planet for all life. Manimas brings a
lifetime of study, reflection, research, and his own intuitive understanding of
human culture, religion and tradition to bear on this refreshing and
life-enhancing interpretation of the message of Jesus. As a retired pastor,
teacher and theologian, I find wisdom, hope and realistic applications on every
page. Rational, articulate, positive, this book energizes and affirms those of
us who dedicate our lives to healing and saving the planet and every living
thing in creation.
R.G. (political activist, business owner):
I loved it . . . [your] writing is clear, profound, and transformative. Good
job. Your book sharpened and clarified my thinking on Jesus' message.
B. M. E. (retired science teacher): With no formal religious training, I found
Primacy of Stewardship tough going. But I persevered because the premise
intrigued me: that like myself, Jesus was a teacher of science. What he taught
was not morality, but rather how to care for ourselves, our neighbors and the Earth --
that is, the primary importance of good stewardship. In a single book, Mr Manimas
erased my doubts about being a good person because I had rejected organized religion.
(T.M., May 2017) Primacy is helpful to any reader who is an
active church member because it clarifies the message and meaning of Jesus.
The book is never boring.
The author is scientific and neutral toward traditional
religious doctrines. A reader who completes the book will want to pass it on
to a friend, as I did, suggesting
that they also pass it on to another. The author is an
objective writer who describes the relationships among the major religions
without favoring one institution or belief system. Anyone completing this
delightful volume will find themselves enlightened and blessed.
Who will win the war between democracy and theocracy? Arm yourself now, with knowledge, before it's too late.
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The Primacy of Stewardship is a reconciliation of science and religion that
clearly articulates the hard science that is found in the teachings of Jesus when a reasonable person is looking for it. Argues that Jesus taught
evolution as The Tree of Life, panspermia and stewardship as realities in how the universe works and not just stories of moral behavior.
We are evaluated according to our conduct which means not according to any memberships. The kingdom of heaven is the kingdom of life.
Jesus was a cosmic social worker who empowered us with information about the real, physical world. A Christian is obligated to learn about other
religions in order to “be reconciled to one’s brother” - or sister. The author does not focus on a rigid interpretation of who or what is the
source of the Gospels, but examines the teaching itself for its meaning.
Listed below is a selection of other essays by this author related to the book and why it was written. :
Who taught evolution first? (Evolution by the Gospel) (2 pages)
JMDM February 2011: A Modern Book (Review of the Gospel) Story (4 pages)
JMDM December 2010: Naming My Religion: I am an (Athenion) (6 pages)
JMDM August 2010: The Parable of (The Voice of God) (1.2 pages)
JMDM July 2010: A Comprehensive Thesis of the Human Identity: Pitfalls of a Technological Animal (The Good Steward Versus the Voramon) (35 pages + links)
--------> With this essay I bring to a stage of completion my life-long development of a thesis of the human identity that is consistent with both science and religion.
Religion/Christianity: How (Christianity Must Change) to Live (3 pages)
Stewardship is the (Marriage of Science and Religion) (3 pages)
(The Message and the Interpretation) (11 pages)
JMDM December 2009: Social Science: The (Divided Mind) of Humankind (7 pages)
JMDM May 2009: Special Feature religion: (Church of Christ)
Also link to: (PRESENTATION) or (Who Will) enjoy this book.
A Proposed “Peace Treaty” Among Religions :
(Copyright 2009, John Manimas Medeiros)
from Chapter Twelve of The Primacy of Stewardship, "Learning About Religion":
Click to view six minute video on YouTube: Religion Teacher (Peace Treaty) .
As a crucial step toward the reconciliation of science and religion, I propose the following peace treaty among all religions. This peace treaty is not “pacifist.” No teacher of religion or practitioner
of any religion is required by this oath and treaty to denounce violence or refuse to participate in violence. The oath and treaty requires only that hatred, spiritual exclusion and violence not be attributed
to the will of God.
Proposed Peace Treaty among all religions, to be subscribed to by religion teachers:
I am a teacher of religion and I acknowledge and actively support peace among all people and among all religions and religious institutions. I acknowledge and teach that there is one sacred universe
of reality, one origin of life and one sacred love of life that inspires all living beings. I accept and teach that any and all acts of hatred or spiritual exclusion or violence are the sole responsibility of the
human beings who commit such acts, and neither hatred nor spiritual exclusion nor violence can be an attribute of the Creator God. There can be no instruction or command to hate or kill given by the
Sacred Spirit of Life that inhabits the one universe and every human being. Therefore, I shall never attribute human violence to God or the will of God. Any person vested with governmental or political
authority who attributes hatred or violence to the will of God has desecrated the teaching and doctrines of my religion.
A religion teacher is licensed by the author to copy, print or publish this proposed oath only without any changes. Professional translators are licensed to translate this oath in accordance with the
highest ethical and professional standards that apply to the duty of accuracy of meaning in language translation.
Click here for this Religion (Peace Pledge) in black text on white page.
New essays and articles on stewardship, science and religion or history are listed here below.
Other works on time, geometry or government are listed in those sections:
Timeworks; SOLITU plus; Real Democracy Project.
The Primacy of Stewardship ... and democracy: . . . November 2016: (Racist Thought in America) (2 pages)
The Primacy of Stewardship ... and democracy: . . . November 2016: (A Sense of History) (2 pages)
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