In article <dalton-047B84....@news.eternal-september.org
David Dalton <dal...@nfld.com
> Last night on the TV channel CBC News Network there was a
> rebroadcast of the Fifth Estate episode The Dissidents,
> mainly featuring Iranian American journalist, feminist,
> and activist Masih Alinejad.
> From this old out of town laptop I can't access
> CBC Gem or YouTube, but I think you can stream
> the episode from either of those, possibly through
. I could
> check on my iPhone but I have other matters to
> In the show she stated that unlike some other world
> leaders including Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau
> did not agree to meet with her. Also, unlike other
> countries she visits, Canada does not provide
> security for her.
> And since Ms. Alinejad does not seem to have as much
> positive charisma modulation as I would expect,
> I think my efforts recounted on here are not yet bearing
> fruit, but hope they will by full mooN. (That was
> written last night, and perhaps there is some
> progress tonight.)
However, since I am pagan and Ms. Alinejad is probably
Muslim and has many Muslim supporters, she probably
does not want to be associated with me (and is not).
But we may agree on the following three of my
essential messages, especially the second one:
--no discrimination against women, children, or men (but e.g. it should
be acceptable to have same sex sweat lodges, if there are ones for the
other gender too and the majority in the path agree with such practice;
or even acceptable to have a same sex religious organization such as
Dianic Wicca, as long as there is an allied parallel group for the other
gender, and the majority of those in the two dual male and female groups
agree with the practice); and ordination of both genders must be
possible at all levels (that does not mean that in a religion with one
leader that there must be suddenly both a male and female leader, though
that could be considered, but that the leader spot would become open to
both genders if it is not already) in paths that include both genders.
Even if you believe your Deity to be male that does not mean human males
have to be supreme over human females.
--related to the above, there should be choice of dress for people
including women though I think given that choice many would still choose
traditional garb but should not be forced to.
--no use of religious symbols as symbols of violence (so effectively as
if large gang symbols). The exception is if you are being attacked and
may draw on them for strength and courage in resistance, but resistance
does not mean terrorism against innocent civilians. If they are
religious symbols they should be symbols of peace and dialogue, else
they are not religious symbols that should be respected by governments.
However I am not claiming to be a Prophet of Islam, Mohammed
was the last Prophet of Islam. But I am claiming to be an
avatar type similar to Rama, Krishna, Jacob, Moses, Buddha,
Jesus, Taliesin, and many others, but not Mohammed, who I
think was a Founder/Guru/Missionary/Prophet type, similar
to Abraham, Paul, Baha'u'llah, and I think Nanak.
Moreover, I do not believe in submission to God, but think
that God expects us to think for ourselves, and that
God (who I call Goddess) may test us in that regard.
And I certainly do not believe in submission to anyone
who claims to speak for God (and my essential messages
are from me, though I don't think I will be allowed to
proceed unless my eight main deities agree with at
least most of them).