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March 26, 2011

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Eric H Janzen

Excellent article Ron in that for the willing reader it provides a good platform to think critically and honestly about the world we live in. It is, of course, uncomfortable for many living in the shadow of the Empire to broach the topic, but necessary if we are to intelligently dialogue about the reality we find ourselves in.

It is amazing how on the one hand this subject is so complex, requiring understanding of history, culture, belief systems, world views, etc...and on the other hand it can be seen simply. That is to say, that the world has made the mistake of opting out of what it takes to experience peace: Love. Every terrorist, whether from a small cell to the militaristic actions of a state has opted for the violent answer to what they desire. Religion is used as a mask to cover their true intentions, which can be seen as the desire to have power and to dominate others. This desire is, of course, incompatible with true Religion, which holds Love at its center, and Love cannot involve the wolfish domination of others whether through violence or political power. Thus, one could argue, that those who carry out any forms of the terrorism you have described in your article using Religion of any kind as a justification, are the worst kind of hypocrites, or are completely ignorant of what true Religion is.

Just some brief thoughts...
cheers,
ehj

adit

when the curtain is drawn back
and the Light falls kindly and fiercely on everything and all.

our thoughts and words evaporate.

we are all at His feet and in His care.

we are all knit by His hand and carried in His Heart.

Brian Zahnd

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there in a cold chill
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?
-Bob Dylan

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