At ars electronica in Linz Jimbo and I had the idea to hold a Wikipedia
meetup next summer.
Since people from as many wikimedia projects as possible should be able
to participate we decided on Europe as the best place to do this, and
we'll be trying to get funding for wikipedians from other continents to
join in the fun.
Now, the exact location is to be decided. There are several important
criterias, like number of local wikipedians, closeness to an
international airport, costs and abilities of conference facilities...
The details can be found on
Where the conference is hosted will be a community decision along the
lines of the Olympic games selection:
I'd like to encourage everyone to place proposals on
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_meetup_2005 with detailed
information so we can choose the place which offers the most advantages.
Most important are of course conference facilities and dates where they
are still free.
Since most conference facilities have to be booked long in advance and
there will be enough organisational stuff left to do, I suggest a
deadline of one month, ending 10th of october.
Please translate this posting and make it public in your project so that
as many wikipedians as possible have a chance to participate in the
discussion and the choice.
Jews and Marxists Censoring Wikipedia On-Line
The following neutral point of view article at
Wikipedia, an on-line encyclopedia, on Cosmotheism
has been relentlessly edited and censored by a few
Jews and Social-Marxists to slander and mis-lead
any readers. See below:
'''Cosmotheism''' is a form of [[classical pantheism]]
that identifies [[God]] with the ''cosmos'', that is,
with the [[universe]] as a unified whole.
Cosmotheism asserts that "all is within God and God is
within all". It considers the nature of reality and of
existence to be mutable and destined to co-evolve
towards a complete "universal consciousness", or
[[etymology|Etymologically]], ''Cosmotheism'' differs
from 'Pan-theism' in that "pan" is [[Ancient
Greek|Classical Greek]] for ''all'', while the Greek
word ''cosmos'' means an orderly and harmonious
universe. Cosmotheists take this as meaning the divine
is tantamount to reality and consciousness, an
inseparable part of an orderly, harmonious, and whole
In its broadest sense, the word Cosmotheism may be
considered simply as being synonymous with
''[[pantheism]]'', although not all modern pantheists
would accept Cosmotheism as a synonym for their own
worldview due to the historical association of
Cosmotheism with a political movement, [[white
separatism]], which some within the pantheist
community may find objectionable.
According to a Cosmotheist Web site dedicated to the
late Dr.[[William Luther Pierce|William Pierce]]:
:"''Cosmotheism is a religion which positively asserts
that there is an internal purpose in life and in
cosmos, and there is an essential unity, or
consciousness that binds all living beings and all of
the inorganic cosmos, as one.''"
:"''What is our true human identity is we are the
cosmos made self-aware and self-conscious by
:"''Our true human purpose is to know and to complete
ourselves as conscious individuals and also as a
self-aware species and thereby to co-evolve with the
cosmos towards total and universal awareness, and
towards the ever higher perfection of consciousness
Some claim [[Albert Einstein]] was a Cosmotheist,
along with [[Carl Sagan]], [[Benedict Spinoza]] and
other historical figures—although there is no
quoted evidence of any of these three claiming to be
"cosmotheist" as such, and all could also be said to
==Mordekhay Nesiyahu's Cosmotheism==
In [[Israel]], Cosmotheism was described by
[[Mordekhay Nesiyahu]], one of the foremost
ideologists of the [[Israeli Labor Movement]] and a
lecturer in its college Beit Berl in Israel.
In ''Cosmotheism — Israel, Zionism, Judaism and
Humanity towards the 21st Century'', Nesiyahu proposed
not to just assume the existence of God, being "prior
to all that was created," but to consider God as only
being a result of the development of the universe and
the consciousness of all of humankind.
Divinity in this particular view is inherently a human
The development of the divine (or what the believer
would qualify as being "the revelation of the Divine")
was, in Nesiyahu's opinion, both the condition for a
more exalted human functioning and all that bears the
fruit that comes out of it.
In Nesiyahu's universalist re-imagining of a secular
divinity, the universal celebration of Cosmotheism is
the basis for rebuilding the Jewish Temple in
Jerusalem, and is also a secular ethnically Jewish and
a Zionist contribution to all of humankind.
==William L. Pierce's Cosmotheism==
In the United States, ''Cosmotheism'' sometimes refers
to a religion adopted in [] by [[National
Alliance]] founder and [[white separatist]] Dr.
[[William Luther Pierce|William L. Pierce]]. Pierce
affirms his cosmotheist belief in a speech that he
once gave entitled "Our Cause":
:''"All we require is that you share with us a
commitment to the simple, but great, truth which I
have explained to you here, that you understand that
you are a part of the whole, which is the creator,
that you understand that your purpose, the purpose of
mankind and the purpose of every other part of
creation, is the creator's purpose, that this purpose
is the never-ending ascent of the path of creation,
the path of life symbolized by our life rune, that you
understand that this path leads ever upward toward the
creator's self-realization, and that the destiny of
those who follow this path is godhood."''
His interpretation of cosmotheism
was greatly influenced by several disparate factors:
interpretations of [[George Bernard Shaw]]'s play
''[[Man and Superman]]''; strains of [[German
Romanticism]]; [[Charles Darwin|Darwinian]] concepts
of [[natural selection]] and of survival of the
fittest, mixed with the related early [[20th century]]
[[eugenics|eugenic]] ideals; and [[Ernst Haeckel]]'s
version of [[monism]].
===Religion, society, and race===
The foundation of Pierce's Cosmotheism was essentially
similar to classical monistic pantheism — he
recognized no physical difference or separation
between human and divine, between creator and created
— but with a few differences. <!-- most notably
his idea of the "degree of consciousness of the whole,
within". --- This means nothing. How is that different
to classical pantheism? Explanation is needed. -->
Pierce described his form of Cosmotheism as being
based on "[t]he idea of an evolutionary universe ...
with an evolution toward ever higher and higher states
of self-consciousness," and his political ideas were
centered on racial purity and [[eugenics]] as the
means of advancing the [[white race]] first towards a
superhuman state, and then towards godhood. In his
view, the white race represented the pinnacle of human
evolution thus far and therefore should be kept
genetically separate from all other races in order to
achieve its destined perfection in Godhood.
Pierce believed in a hierarchical society governed by
what he saw as the essential principles of nature,
including the survival of the fittest. In his social
schema, the best-adapted genetic stock, which he
believed to be the [[white race]], should remain
separated from other races; and within an all-white
society, the most fit individuals should lead the
rest. He thought that extensive programs of "racial
cleansing" and of [[eugenics]], both in Europe and in
the U.S., would be necessary to achieve this
His [[National Alliance]] was to be the political
vanguard and the spiritual priesthood of this program,
which was designed ultimately to bring about a "White
racial redemption". His Cosmotheist Community Church,
which was to be the next step of this plan, was set up
in the mid-1970s, alongside Pierce's other political
projects — the National Alliance, National
Vanguard Books, and the weekly broadcast ''American
Dissident Voices'' — all from his mountain
retreat headquarters in West Virginia.
Pierce's views have been characterized as a version of
early twentieth century racial anthropology, but
driven by spiritual, as well as scientific, beliefs.
This area of his belief was likely influenced by his
early association with [[George Lincoln Rockwell]]'s
[[American Nazi Party]]. Others have noted the German
Romantic roots that Pierce's ideas shared with
[[Nazism]] and have observed similarities between the
two ideologies: Pierce's plan for white divinity was
similar to [[Adolf Hitler]]'s vision for the
''[[Master race|Herrenvolk]]''; also, his attacks
against Jews as "parasites" on white society, who
would prevent the white race from reaching its
destined godhood by replacing the white elite with
their own kind, echoed previous Nazi descriptions of
Jewish traits and character.
Other criticisms have been harsher; for example, the
[[Southern Poverty Law Center]] has characterized
Pierce's Cosmotheism as "an unsuccessful tax dodge".
(Followers of Pierce's cosmotheism call many of these
characterizations erroneous, some [[National
Alliance]] members attributing them to "Marxist
politically-correct slander and dogmatism.")
*[[List of Pantheists]]
*''Cosmotheism, Israel, Zionism, Judaism and Humanity
- towards the 21st Century'' by Mordecai Nesinyahu
(Poetica - Tuvi Sopher Publishing, Tel Aviv.)
*''Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White
Separatism'', by Mattias Gardell (ISBN 0822330717)
*''The Turner Diaries and Cosmotheism: William
Pierce's Theology of Revolution'', by Brad Whitsel;
published in ''Nova Religio'' Vol.1, No.2, April 1998.
=== Mordekhay Nesiyahu's cosmotheism ===
Nesiyahu's interpretation of Cosmotheism]
===William L. Pierce's Cosmotheism ===
====Jewish-Marxist and Pan-atheist Criticism====
''The Turner Diaries and Cosmotheism: William Pierce's
Theology of Revolution''] by Brad Whitsel (''Nova
*''Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White
Separatism'', by Mattias Gardell (ISBN 0822330717)
''A Blemish on the Blossom: Pantheism and
White-Supremacist Hate Groups''] by Esther Hugenholtz
*[http://www.cosmotheism.net Cosmotheism site]
**[http://bks.ark11.net/dpm.htm A Tribute to the late
Dr. William L. Pierce]
**[http://www.cosmotheism.net/thepath.shtml The Path],
by Dr. William L. Pierce
Living Things], by Dr. William L. Pierce
Society] by Dr. William L. Pierce
example of a Cosmotheist affirmation of belief]
Our Cause, A Speech on Cosmotheism by the late Dr.
William L. Pierce]
"The Fame of a Man's Deeds"]
Anyone can edit this article, but, active Jewish
bigots and Social-Marxists have been deliberately
distorting and censoring any factual and accurate
information there. Anyone reading here that can
help to fight this censorship and this deliberate
mis-representation of Cosmotheism can go to this
Wikipedia website and do a search on "Cosmotheism"
and can go edit and fight this biased and bigoted
Jewish censorship and slander of the religion of
Cosmotheism found here: http://www.cosmotheism.net
Paul Vogel aka the NEEDLE
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We want to set up a German Version of Wikisource. I've already posted the request for a new subdomain here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_new_projects
But the side states the following: "Meta-wiki is not really much frequented, therefore it is recommended that you also send a posting to the Foundation-l mailing-list to announce your proposal."
So here I am to announce my proposal. To get more information look at the link above.
Here I've got a copy of the proposal on meta-wiki:
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Link to request on mailing list:
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