posted on Jul, 30 2006 @ 01:30 AM
Having read this forum; Having followed the news; Having read the Quran, Various Jewish texts and the Bible, including non-Canon texts, I have come to
a personal understanding. The Time Has Come For A Much Needed Dialogue Between Muslim, Jewish & Christian Faiths.
Before I continue you might ask yourself, “Why is this in the Mid-East Conflict section of the PTS?” If you have already deduced the answer, then
I apologize in advance for what you might perceive as a sophomoric answer to this question. This exists in the ME Conflict section of PTS because no
other place in the ATS family needs and deserves this conversation more.
What brought me to this light? The Israeli-Lebanon-Hezbollah conflict has broken my heart. While I support Israel’s right to self-defense, I abhor
the causalities to Lebanese civilians, many of whom are Christian. I also hate the Israeli civilian causalities brought on by Hezbollah rockets. In
fact the last years have been nothing but a disgrace to the founders and ideals of all of our religions.
But why this why now….because the time for this discourse was upon us decades ago. In our arrogance, all faith are included in this religious-ego
trip, we let the time slip away. Now we are left with a death-spiral of destruction. Each action release a counter-action that servers only to destroy
The first question I ask of the three faiths is: “has our actions endeared our Faiths to those who are undecided?” I answer unequivocally: NO! The
G-d of the Jews, The God of Muslims, and the God of the Christians must hang his head in shame.
I am not here to debate Islam vs. Judaism vs. Christianity. I am here to ask, beg & plead all of my fellow ATS members of faith, regardless of the
name of your God, to pray for peace. To pray that rational compassionate humans will win the day. Ask your god that He might settle this schism of
faith once an for all time. And after your prayer, I ask my fellow believers to do what YOU can to mend this rift. And if you ask yourself, “What
good can one person do?”; remember that each flood is a collection of single rain drops.
MODS: If you think this is not an acceptable forum, for this post, then please move it. I would only ask that you consider the question, “Has there
ever been a more appropriate forum, than this one now?”
[edit on 30-7-2006 by Imperium Americana]