reply to post by EnochWasRight
Our Messiah selected 12 ordinary mortals to write down their experiences and teachings from him, so that latter generations may cross reference their
texts for verification of teachings and comprehend better the selection of disciples.
He chosed all of different characters - a skeptic (Thomas), a young bravado (Peter), a matured straightforward empathetic man ( John), to a betrayer
(Judas), in the spirit of openess and transparency, to discuss and share those teachings to the world.
Each and EVERYONE of them, to feed the lambs, not just one disciple.
He did not appoint anyone leader. He left it free for mortals to choose, and through his teachings of paying to Caesar and to the Kingdom of Heaven,
it was very clear he made the distinction between religion and state governance, to be separated, one that teaches spirituality, and the other -
governance of mortals in the temporial, with moral and ethical guidelines using free will to choose, to progress and evolve.
Peter was young, immatured and filled with bravado, ever ready with the sword. This, our Messiah knew from the start. Millions had misinterpretated
that he favored Peter. It was not with favor that Peter was singled out, but rather, his lack of maturity that our Messiah had to devote extra
attention to so that Peter's fate will not come to pass.
He was provened right, as Peter denied him not once, but thrice in public, on his own free will.
Our Messiah also knew Judas would betray him from the start, but his inclusion was to warn mankind of wolves existing amongst assemblies of man, and
to always be careful. Judas time was short. He hung himself, and thus ended his legacy and views of the time spent with the disciples, as his words
can never be accepted for the dark heart that he carried even while in the presence of our Messiah.
The Saudi interfaith initiative funded by the enlightened ruler of Saudi Arabia is for a good cause, and much good in terms of building common grounds
with other faiths will help bridge our differences and end much of the religious turmoil in our world.
Saudi Arabia had long been accused of funding religious schools in their country and around the world to spread their brand of fiery Islam. Such
accusations are true, and not due to the funding effort, but rather upon the men who taught in those schools.
They were largely uneducated men, steeped only into the singular religious faith, with little or no comprehension of other societies sharing our
world, nor inclined to seek for such knowledge as they ignorantly and delusively believe that the interpretations and often MISinterpretations by
ancestors is all the knowledge that is necessary, and thus their ignorance and backwardness.
Worse are those village imans - whom very often do not even have formal schooling, let alone religous trainning, and yet allowed to minister to their
tribe or community. They hardly leave their villages, thus their worldview is limited, and easily swayed by the more cunning living amongst them.
Islam is a religion of peace. It is only by submitting one's will to Allah and follow His moral and ethical guidelines laid out will a muslim's life
be better and richer in depth.
But unfortunately, the more cunning MISUSED the religion's 'submission' tenet for themselves - making muslims submit to mortal men whom can mouth a
few verses of the sacred Koran for any excuse to compell another, into thinking they had submitted to the will of Allah, but in actual fact, had only
submitted to the will and desires of evil men whom twisted truths and divided societies.
With this interfaith initiative, the hope is that more religious faithfuls share and discuss their insights, freely without fear or favor, so that
enlightenment of common grounds can be achieved for all to live in peace at least, if not in harmony. It may take more years and efforts to change
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