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Hyo Jin Moon October 15, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere

Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 15 October 2006. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.

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Joe Kinney

All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a bow.

(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage)

Please sit.

Good morning.

Today's topic is "Entitlement."

This world is crazy. Let's go to the story telling phase.

Let's go back to the beginning of how we build our understanding as to what is right and what is wrong.

What are we inheriting? That is the question; right?

In democracy and free society we talk about entitlement and that is about basic freedom and human rights. It's a fundamental thing that makes you who you are in relation to God.

It's the case that there are many people that see otherwise. It's basically where we stem from. That's where we start. That is the conflict. If there is any conflict in a fundamental sense, that's where it comes from; entitlement issues. Why?

Because children of God have a certain promise based on religious doctrine and some traditions that you have something that is inherent in you because God exists. That's it.

When you take God out of the picture the entitlement issue disappears. It's every man for him self. If you don't have parents you don't inherit anything; you don't even exist to begin with. That's the fundamental stuff.