How Christians Stole the Turkey — Totseans

How Christians Stole the Turkey

Darth BeaverDarth Beaver Meine Ehre heißt Treue
edited December 2012 in Life
In many North American native tribes, who had never heard of Jesus of Nazareth or read his words, giving has long been honored and recognized in the form of Turkey medicine or the medicine of giving. Giving is not a Christian monopoly, far from it. The Lakota Sioux and may other native tribes worldwide have recognized the value of sacrifice. Turkey is actually thought to be the Give-Away Eagle or South Eagle of many native peoples. To put it simply it is the deep and abiding recognition of the sacrifices of both self and others. Many people today have many times more than they need, and should look at noble turkey who sacrifices itself so that we may live. In Turkey's death we have our life. Those unacquainted with the cultural phenomenon of the pot latch or give-away ceremony are often confused by it. A tribal member may gladly give away all he or she owns, and do without in order to help the People. In present day life, we are trained to obtain and get ahead. The person with the most toys wins the game. In some cultures, no one can win the game unless the whole of the People's needs are met. A person who owns more than what they need is looked upon as selfish or crazy or both. The poor, the aged, and the feeble are all honored. The person who gives away the most and carries the burdens of the People is one of the most respected.

Turkey is actually thought to be the Give-Away Eagle or South Eagle of many native peoples. To put it simply it is the deep and abiding recognition of the sacrifices of both self and others. Many people today have many times more than they need, and should look at noble turkey who sacrifices itself so that we may live. In Turkey's death we have our life. Those unacquainted with the cultural phenomenon of the pot latch or give-away ceremony are often confused by it. A tribal member may gladly give away all he or she owns, and do without in order to help the People. In present day life, we are trained to obtain and get ahead. The person with the most toys wins the game. In some cultures, no one can win the game unless the whole of the People's needs are met. A person who owns more than what they need is looked upon as selfish or crazy or both. The poor, the aged, and the feeble are all honored. The person who gives away the most and carries the burdens of the People is one of the most respected.

Besides, the univerese will reward for random acts of kindess like giving when you don't have. Sometimes it takes awhile and other times it is almost intant. Just off of the top of my head I can think of two seperate ocasions where I was repaid for the kindess of giving to a stranger when I was almost out of money myself. Not broke mind you, just almost out of money for that cycle. The first time I was on my way to the Boulder Station Casino to cash my paycheck and only had a $5.00 bill in my pocket as I enter the exit ramp to the surface street next to the Casino. Now I would cash my checks there becasue they gave you a scratch off ticcket with instant payoffs up to $500.00. No matter what every ticket was worht a free beer abd hot dog. So as I pull up to the light I see this old man sitting with a carboard sign and just gave him my last $5.00 bill. I went to the casino, cashed my check, rubbed off the ticket, and won $500.00.

OK pure chance you say, perhaps perhaps not but tell me this next one is just coincidence. Yesterday I took this old nieghbor woman, who life has kicked to the curb, to cash a $12.00 check drawn against a locel bank as she was busted. Now I get travel rembursement pay from the VA at a rate of $.42 per mile and had a check from the U.S. Treasury Department in he amount of $23.24 which had been sitting around for almost six weeks and $5.00 on xmas eve. Now I had some property sell and was expecting a cashiers check either yesterday or tomorrow for over ten grand. So even though I sort of had money I had nothing I could spend other than that $23.24 until tomorrow when the banks open. But I have everything I need for the next 2 days so I said fuck it, cashed the $23.24 check, and geve the money to my nighboor who was without.

Fast forward 3 hours as I go to check the mail. Not only did my cashiers check arrive a day early during the xams mail rush, not only was the a seperate piece of mail with a $100 bill in as an unexpected gift from my father who is on a fixed income, but there was another travel pay check from the VA for $23.24, the exact amount I had just given away 3 hours before thinnkning it was the last money I had until the 26th. The travel pay checks are never the same amount as the chance of traveling the same number of miles for appointments in 1 month are very slim. But this time, not thrre hours after I practiced the medicine of giving I was rewarded with a very clear message. Trust me and those wiser than me when I say, it truly is better to give than to recieve.

Comments

  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited December 2012
    Amen, I believe in this, but I don't spend monetary funds even if I have them, the reason is quite simple. In Pakistan we have a lot of beggars and some of them are professional. I can't give them because they're literally earning using it, so giving them money is out of question. What I usually do is just help them or talk to them. I have never let someone down when it comes to helps, sure there might be a few but I am ALWAYS looking for ways to help others. I might be tainted during the past months but the spirits still lives on and come to think of it, I will try to add in some monetary benefits in the future. I have little or no love for money but you're accounts are good enough to reinforce my belief in helping people.

    Also, Christmas for me is the time for unity and family. I just hoped that people in Pakistan would actually take that element from it. Where there is evil, there is good and I intent to be that good. I am glad to see that change in you Beaver, you're making all of us proud. It seems the foundation that was laid earlier this year is finally taking root. If I recall correctly this place was about positive messages and guidance to everyone and even though it took dead of Christ and a start of new ERA to bring a change in you, I am still glad it happened.

    Life goes my friends, but the change you bring in yourself today will usher a new breed of humanity.

    Keep it up my friend.
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