posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 04:30 PM
Let us state here where your posts are better than those the Radical Mullahs teach. For truly you are better.
Point One: you talk to people of other persuasions here on forums like this. Most mullahs do not, and they teach their disciples not to. Change comes
later - at this point you want to expose other people to your points of view and study theirs. Clearly no radical islamist has come forward here. Even
though thei fear or hatred of the "other group" is very similar, this will lift you out in terms of evolution, and not them.
Point Two: you make a difference between religion and a relationship to God. In fact I wish you made that earlier. Again, the mullahs do not, they do
everything to do the opposite.
As far as the group thing - I am not partial to Muslims or Westerners. Probably I would be looked upon by radical Islamists as an enemy - even though
I am not one. I believe their faith is just as good a road towards God as other faiths, including Christianity. However, it does not replace a living
relationship with God.
As far as my left leanings go: yes, I grant you I am a peaceful socialist, a Gandhiite, and let me point out that leftist tradition has borrowed a lot
from Christianity. The two major traditions on earth that place salvation on a linear timescale are Christianity and Marxism. In standard leftist
lingo, the eradication of poverty and communism which is defined by the founders of leftist thought as a moneyless society where "everyone receives
according to their needs" is the return of mankind to the kimgdom of heaven. In fact, many Christians practiced the call to voluntary poverty. The
West collectively has not, though.
Another striking feature of Christian faith that impresses non-Christians is the adage from the founder: "turn the other cheek". I believe some of
that is what you feel in my lengthy post about the seven steps to eradicate radical islamism. Again, let me point out that - while you may attribute a
great significance to this saying - the West has collectively not turned the other cheek, especially when ripped off peoples and classes began to
demand some sort of payback for history. they are still turning the same cheek, and throw nuclear weapons back to stones. (Palestinians notoriously
fight with mere stones and pebbles, for example.) In mayn cases, the West has historically fought back weapons and fire in exchange of bread.
The thing is, the "turn the other cheek" ideology is where Christianity as a path to God differs from Islam - everything else is very similar. But
this type of attitude HAS made a lot of originally non-Christians sympathise with Jesus. Hindus and Buddhists are particularly keen on pointing out
that Jesus said some universal truths - and this is one they value the most. I think that the state of consciousness where you are able to turn the
other cheek is a key to escaping the prison that is our earthly existence.
There are two cheeks. One is yet to go.
Which one will it be?
Peace be with you