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My sweet lord: song of Universalism

Here is a YouTube video of the late George Harrison performing the song “My sweet lord” live.

It’s George Harrison’s most famous solo song, and it’s propaganda for the religion of Universalism. As Gandhi, one of the most famous Universalists, once said:

I believe in the fundamental Truth of all great religions of the world. And I believe that if only we could, all of us, read the scriptures of the different Faiths from the stand-point of the followers of those faiths, we should find that they were at the bottom, all one and were all helpful to one another.

The point of “My sweet lord” is that Hinduism and Christianity are too facets of the same universal Truth, and either religion is a valid route to have a personal relationship with God.

If this sounds very nice to you, it’s because Universalism is the religion believed in by the elites—that is if they are not atheists or Gaiaists—and their beliefs have been spread to you via the mainstream media, which includes the radio stations that have played and continue to play this George Harrison song. Which I agree is a pretty nice song.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Music videos, Religion

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  1. In defense of this notion, there is something to be said for many (but not all) religions being similar in their mystical traditions (i.e. christian hermits (“Way of the Pilgrim,” Philokalia), kabbalah (not the madonna version), sufism, etc.). Some of the sayings of the desert fathers are virtually interchangeable with jewish mysticism. In fact “hitbodedut” literally means to isolate oneself, and is a method of prayer Jesus is explicitly described to have practiced in the gospel stories. But, I don’t think this is what the elites are getting at. They want a universal, quasi-meaningless religion similar to what the Vulcans practice on Star Trek, minus the wild mating ritual.


    January 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  2. After adolescent and collegiate years gulping Upanishads and ploughing through Emerson, I say to hell with mysticism, including all those Sufists and Kabbalists and Buddhists. I find something vulgar in the very disdain for particular revealed truths; liberal Christianity is at bottom more philistine than fundamentalism, for at least the fundamentalist recognizes that a religion must convey some binding set of truths, whereas the Liberal Theologian is essentially a religious Living Constitutionalist. Good God, is there anything more contemptible than an Episcopalean?

    Here again, Charles Murray deludes himself and others with the cherished superstition of some sort of “Aristotelian” strain of virtue and logical rectitude in our elites. If Bill and Melinda and Warren don’t do blow, that’s their loss. They might as well. As is, their minds are all too empty and shallow. Unrestrained vice would be more commendable than their destructive, platitudinous programs for civilizational undoing: with the added refinement that they would more speedily reduce themselves and make way for fresher talent.

    Lucius Somesuch

    January 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

  3. Please. The universalism of Gandhi is light years ahead of the tomfoolery propagated by the elites. What Gandhi was alluding to was Perennial Philosophy, or perhaps a version of Integralism. Those are conservative doctrines at their heart.
    Perennial Philosophy “designates a worldview that is opposed to the scientism of modern secular societies and which promotes the rediscovery of the wisdom traditions of the pre-secular developed world.”

    And as a Hindu it came naturally to him since Hinduism is built on the concept of all religions leading to the same end point – Hinduism is not really one religion, it is an umbrella term for multiple related religions of the indian subcontinent, each of which had their own chief supreme deity. India escaped the wars of faith that have torn apart the west by adopting this philosophy of religious similarity early in its history.

    Also, perennial philosophy has a great deal of truth at its core, considering that every civilization worth its salt has some religion of some sort – and all those religions serve to guard social order against the entropic forces that threaten it (all of which have been unleashed since the 1960s). It is not a coincidence that liberalism has to fight the same traditional “patriarchal” “inegalitarian” values in every single country that it infects.

    Gandhi also said “I would like the winds of all countries to blow through my house, but I refuse to get blown off my feet by any”, and steadfastly refused to convert to Islam or Christianity or any other faith, saying his Hinduism was sufficient for him. He was a deeply religious man, unlike the shallow new atheists of today’s universalist creed.

    Gandhi’s philosophy was also deeply conservative in many ways (which is to be expected, since Hinduism is a naturally aristocratic conservative tradition that came up with the notion of HBD much before the manosphere). He believed in a devolved system of independent village republics, not a supernannystate of the progressive sort.
    The only aspect of Leftism which Gandhi was unapologetically a fan of was pacifism and non-violence.

    Grand Mariner

    January 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    • Nice post. It’s a good point that all pantheistic religions on some level are “universalist”. The Romans also had no problem allowing worship of foreign divinities like Isis, Mithra, etc. Arguably Chinese religion is basically pantheist as well – some people choose Buddha, some follow the Tao, some basically worship older pagan spirits disguised as Buddhism. However, in that context, like in Hindu culture, people still believe that the divinity they follow is “better” or more responsive than the other ones. It is the modern Western mind that tends to turn this universalism into a sort of undiferrentiated porridge.

      Also, when Gandhi was alive pacifism was arguably not a “Leftist” position – certainly not in the context of the Bolsheviks and Mao and the Comintern preaching violent revolution. The Communists despised pacifists.

      Peter the Shark

      January 25, 2013 at 5:39 am

      • Interesting.. I never realized that about pacifism back in the day. And if you read Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, there are some very telling passages about how the imperial elite willingly worshipped the gods of all their consitutive populations, and set up shrines to all of them in the imperial capital. All solar deities were viewed as different aspects of the same solar deity, and so forth. This served them well, since different tribes came together in public worship, making them socially cohesive. Christianity subverted that, since the Christians were prohibited from worshipping other gods – this made them objects of suspicion in the empire, which is why they began to persecute christians.

        Grand Mariner

        January 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

    • Gandhi was also into daily enemas (giving and getting them), liked to ask people about their bowel movements, a fan of Hitler, a hypocrite, etc.


      January 25, 2013 at 7:28 am

      • Raped his niece, beat his wife, etc.


        January 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

  4. Which I agree is a pretty nice song.

    Except for the little matter of plagiarizing The Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine.”


    January 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

  5. Fiddlesticks beat me to it.


    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  6. I am a pragmatist, not a universalist. Judism, Christianity, Greek paganism, Buddhism, and most traditional South and East Asian traditional religions produce societies of decent people.

    Islam and many traditional American, Australian and African religions produce barbaric societies.


    January 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

  7. Part of cultural universalism is being cosmopolitan, i.e. a citizen of the world. On the local and sectarian level, there is a Universalist Church on Central Park West around 76th Street, which long predates the merger of Universalism with the Unitarian Church I think that in a religious context Universalism means that everyone is assured of salvation, not that I know much about such matters. I’ll stick with cosmopolitanism (a political and ethical doctrine) and leave god-talk to others.


    January 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  8. The elites have just allowed women to serve in combat roles. As I’ve (basically) written before, comparing Communism to Western progressivism is an egregious and uncalled for insult to Communism. The Western left is worse than the Communists because the Western left is nuttier. Can anyone imagine Joseph Stalin approving putting women on the front lines in WWII, not even as an absolute last resort.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  9. “…and either religion is a valid route to…”

    Not either nor both. Nor niether. Islam is ersatz Judaism. Mormonism and scientology have nothing to offer. The themes, though not the “facts”, of Christianity, Lithuanian Orthodox Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. make these as wothy of study as any great novel or philosophical treatise. They are all an attempt to give the final answer to the ultimate question. Nat. sci. or Marxism don’t do any better.

    Tupor Mundi

    January 25, 2013 at 1:20 am

    • But the one god who says I am a jealous god thou shalt have no gods before me is still invited to the party?

      Tupor Mundi

      January 25, 2013 at 1:22 am

  10. Roar! I prefer his youtube about Satan.


    January 25, 2013 at 4:01 am

  11. Well, here’s one baby-boomer who always changed the station when he heard the first few bars of that song.

    sid storch

    January 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  12. Yes, but in the final, most mystical, most karmic analysis, who is to truly say the George ripped off “My Sweet Lord” from “She’s So Fine?”

    Steve Sailer

    January 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

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