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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28 (LSN) – World leaders, New Agers, New World Order advocates, and population control pundits gathered for the fourth State of the World Forum yesterday. The 5-day event, sponsored by the Mikhail Gorbachev Foundation will cover every thing from “nuclear disarmament to child development,  economics to ecology, technology to spirituality, human rights to social change.” The annual gathering cost $5,000 (US) to attend.  The forum not too subtly pushes for a one-world government, a one-world economic system and a one-world religion. Setting the tone for the meetings, State of the World Forum President Jim Garrison spoke on “religion and spirituality for the future.”“One of the things I find very exciting about spirituality in the world today is that it is disengaged from religion. Religious orthodoxy is becoming less and less relevant to more and more people,” says Dr Garrison, a Harvard graduate with a PhD in theology. “I think that Judaism and Christianity and Islam have done real damage to the planet because they have too many answers I believe deeply in the Christian truths, but I think that they are partial. I think it’s important that whatever we conceive of as God is the God of the whole not God of the part.”“If you think of all the violence that has been engendered by people that believe the part is the whole it makes you shudder,” he says.  Interestingly, Mr. Garrison did not hone in on the most lucid and deadly example of this problem in recent history. More people have been slaughtered and brutalized in the name of Communism than probably any other ideology throughout human history. Communism takes the tiny economic component of man and society and interprets it as the essence of the whole.  Instead, Garrison focussed his condemnation on organized religion. At one point he said: “In an age when women are being liberated how can the Pope be excluding women from the priesthood and talking about contraception as an evil. It makes no theological sense, it makes (no) conceptual sense, and it makes no practical sense.”

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