Originally posted by Throbber
There are religious orders that follow the latter path you ascribe to - for example Buddhism teaches that if everyone is to be peaceful, then compassion is essential.
It goes into the details for why this is, but i only truly started to appreciate it after i learnt the psychology of it.
Originally posted by Throbber
Ah, the sir doubts the reason of my mind.
I shall retract from the discussion, then - if the perceived reality is as such.
Anyone who doubts can shove it
Iran leader: Islam
to 'rule the world'
Urges Muslims to get ready
for coming of 'messiah'
Islam must prepare to rule the world, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of theological students in Iran's holy city of Qom, according to a report.
"We must believe in the fact that Islam is not confined to geographical borders, ethnic groups and nations. It's a universal ideology that leads the world to justice," Ahmadinejad said Jan. 5, according to Mehran Riazaty, a former Iran analyst for the Central Command of the Coalition Forces in Baghdad.
"We must prepare ourselves to rule the world and the only way to do that is to put forth views on the basis of the Expectation of the Return," Ahmadinejad said. "If we work on the basis of the Expectation of the Return [of the Mahdi], all the affairs of our nation will be streamlined and the administration of the country will become easier."
Israel, Christians and the "war on terrorism."
There is the alliance between America and Israel in the war on Islamic terror. But it goes deeper. For Christians who interpret the bible in a literal fashion, Israel has a crucial role to play in bringing on the Second Coming of Christ.
Last fall, supporters of the Christian Coalition gathered on the Mall in Washington to express their faith and to lobby the administration. The rally was organized by the Christian Coalition, which wants to make sure that the Bush Administration sees the struggle in the Middle East between Jews and Muslims their way - the Christian way.
At one congregation in Colorado, it’s Israel Awareness Day. But this is not a Jewish congregation. They are all Christians. Not only are they holding these pep rallies all across America, they’re also streaming here to Israel, to the dangerous streets of Jerusalem to express their undying devotion.
American Christian Zionists say they are now a more important source of support for Israel than American Jews or the traditional Jewish lobby.
“It is my belief that the Bible Belt in America is Israel’s only safety belt right now,” says Rev. Jerry Falwell, one of the leaders of the Christian Right. That’s the bulk of Evangelical Christians; Falwell claims to speak for all of them.
“There are 70 million of us,” he says. “And if there’s one thing that brings us together quickly it’s whenever we begin to detect our government becoming a little anti-Israel.”
Originally posted by Snake64_009
I myself am a muslim and do agree with the majority if not all of what the extemtist say.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Since 9/11, it has become apparent that the "war on terror" is little more than a religious war. Let's take a look at what these two religions have wrought in their history.
The list goes on and on... Now, let me remind you that I am Christian in the sense that I believe in Jesus Christ, the Divine. However, when I look at the world and I see what is happening, my blood boils.
To deny that the "war on terrorism" is a religious war, is to deny the truth. That is something that I will not do.
Rumsfeld defends general who commented on war and Satan
Friday, October 17, 2003 Posted: 10:22 PM EDT (0222 GMT)
You left off the reference on the Marine Corps Hymn "to the shores of Tripoli."
President Thomas Jefferson ordered military action [without getting Congress' approval or a declaration of war] against the Barbary Pirates of North Africa in response to their hostage taking. We have been fighting Muslim extremists ever since.