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True Humbleness 
21st-Aug-2006 09:43 pm
Dilbert
Mr. Perelman is a bit strange, but his humbleness is exemplary. I have never seen such true humbleness in UBF.
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22nd-Aug-2006 03:59 am (UTC) - self-righteous
but his humbleness is exemplary

In UBF such humbleness is called "proud" and "self-righteous". In UBF one is humble only when he obeys his shepherd and glorify Dr. Samuel Lee. One is proud and self-righteous when he is acting humbly according to his own understanding of humbleness in the Bible based on his clear conscience. So if you apply UBF theology of humbleness here, Dr. Perelman is acting proudly and self-righteously. In that way, UBF can turn a otherwise humble person into a proud sinner. In UBF, it doesn't matter whether or not you can solve a most complicated math problem. What matters most in UBF is whether or not you obey your sheperd and whether or not you glorify Dr. Samuel Lee. The end result is a committed UBF member who is also a devotee of Sameul Lee's spiritual legacy.
23rd-Aug-2006 02:42 am (UTC)
In a world of self-promotion and having seen so much sickening self-promotion and leader worship in UBF, Mr. Perelman is a true gem.

Someone wanted me to post this link to some other thoughts on the kind of humbleness that is missing in UBF, as exemplied in leaders like Peter Kim of Kiev.
25th-Aug-2006 03:49 am (UTC)
The following article puts a new viewpoint on the events surrounding Dr. Perelman's work.

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060828fa_fact2

The article shows how business-mindedness and playing politics, as many of us experienced in UBF, could competely turn off a brilliant mind.
25th-Aug-2006 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, human12. That was one of the most interesting articles I read in the last months. Not only because I once studied mathematics, but also because it shows again the problems of the Confucian/political mindset. It is neither compatible with Christianity nor with science. I think I always wanted to be like Perelman when I was young, but I was lacking his brilliance, insight and integrity.
25th-Aug-2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
but also because it shows again the problems of the Confucian/political mindset. It is neither compatible with Christianity nor with science.

Yau's mindset and claim are very similar to Samuel Lee's mindset and claim. Samuel Lee always claimed that his visit to Moscow in 1985(?) was the main reason to bring down the communist regime in the former Soviet Union.

Even though Yau claims 30% of credit in solving the most complicated math problems, Samuel Lee gave him 100% of credit in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Influenced by Samuel Lee, many UBF people still believe that their sacrifice in doing Russian dancing and eating black Russian bread on Fridays contributed the most in liberating the Russian people.

But it is not true. There were many people who sacrificed more than just doing Russina dancing, eating Russian bread on Fridays and visiting Moscow one time to bring down the Iron Curtain. But Samuel Lee and his devotees never considered the sacrifices others made. Samuel Lee and his devotees are more vicious than Yau in self-glorification.
25th-Aug-2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
The only difference is that Yau at least is a great mathematician who made some real achievements. He resembles more the fisher's wife in the famous tale.
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