TBC: As Dave and Tom have noted in previous issues of the newsletter, political organizations such as the United Nations are far from being religion neutral. Consider these comments by former Assistant Secretary General of the UN Robert Muller.
The U.N. is the global pilgrimage of humanity. (My Testament, p. 81)
The United Nations is much more than a political organization. It is a paradigm, the expression of a deep, evolutionary change which in the long run will transform the world for the best. (New Genesis, p. 122)
And we could add another great sign of this New Age and historical trend: the birth of the United Nations itself. (New Genesis, p. 94)
Like the spring of a New Era, a new philosophy, spirituality and global civilization are slowly but surely emerging from the U.N. This is visible only to a few people today, but in the next century it will be crystal clear to all. (My Testament, p. 3)
Perhaps the ultimate role of the United Nations will be to transform all humans into universal spiritual beings. (Ibid., p. 174)
The people of the UN Meditation groups in New York and in Geneva are a great new generation of world servers. They know that tomorrow will be a spiritual tomorrow. (Ibid., p. 82)
At the beginning the UN was only a hope. Today it is a political reality. Tomorrow it will be the world's religion. (Ibid., p. 4)
The UN's tall glass building elevates high into the sky the dreams, hopes and loves of humanity, and channels down to Earth the cosmic messages of God and of the universe. (Ibid., p. 7)
Those who criticize the UN are anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people. Their souls will be parked on a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity. . . The future will show how wrong and misguided they are. (Ibid., pp. 148-9)
The UN is the fulfillment of a prophecy. (Ibid., p. 81)
Robert Muller, "New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality," Doubleday & Co., New York, 1982.
Robert Muller, "My Testament to the UN, World Happiness and Cooperation," Anacortes, WA, 1992.