The Scale of Perfection, Book 2, Part 1 – Chapter 1

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SECTION I: That a Man is the Image of God after the Soul and not after the Body; and how he is restored and reformed thereto that was misshapen by Sin
SECTION II: That Jews and Pagans and also false Christians are not reformed effectually through the virtue of the Passion through their own Faults

These are chapters 1 to 3 of The Scale of Perfection – Book 2 in Middle English:
This chapitle scheweth that a man is seid the image of God aftir the soule and not aftir the bodi.
Hou it nedide to mankynde that oonli thorugh the passioun of oure Lord it schulde be restorid and reformed that was forsaken bi the first synne.
That Jewes and paynymes and also fals Cristene men are not reformed effectuali thorugh vertu of this passioun for here owen defaute.

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Marx Was Not a Mystic


So if you are to comparing Marx's ideology with The Mystic, where will the two minds meet?

From what I have read of Karl's work on analysis and understanding the mind, he point out that Religion is The Opiate of The People!

His form of Social Justice(Socio-Economic Change) is only the beginning of The Change he has envisioned for mankind to be controlled by the few in Leadership.

I believe we are talking about two different things here, one is from a man named Karl and the other is from a Man named Yeshua(Jesus). One is now dead and the other has risen from the dead, and is now sitting at the Right Hand of G-d.

The two men were both wanting Social and Moral Justice. One found that Philosophy and Analysis could be used to change man's mind, and for Karl's this was good. The other, Yeshua(Jesus) cause A Change of man's heart by G-d's own doing in Love for His Creation, man. And G-d Said It Was Good.

Social Change and Social Justice that Karl envisioned took place in Germany, Russia, China, Vet-Nam, and many more places that are isolated like Cuba.

Has it provided it people with Social Change? Yes it had reduced the control of Government to a few and has place most of The Social Justice to just those few in The Leadership. The rest were reduced to comradeship of the proletariat poor and down trodden peoples of each country that used this work of Karl's called "The Political Repression" as Social Change of it's Government. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler,Hồ Chí Minh, Castro and Mao Zedong are primary examples of what Karl envisioned with his work, in The Communist Manifesto.

So The Social Justice struggle against Religion is what this post is about?

We are studying Christian Mysticism and the works of Karl really don't fit into what G-d is requiring of us to do as Mystics Seeking G-d's Face with nothing of us in the picture to slow us down as we study Hilton and other Mystical works. Karl just doesn't fit in here JN. I do hope you can see what I'm saying about Karl.