Re: Muslim Europe
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Submitted by Major Gordon Smith (United States), May 25, 2004 at 09:23Thank you for drawing my attention to D. Pipe's article "Muslim Europe" which I found most interesting.
Security and a high level of living always attracts those who have neither. Definitions of ‘a high level of living' and of ‘security' do, of course, differ enormously between individuals.
Current expansion of Muslim influence stems from the power of their oil resources and therefore our "high level living" imparts the power they wield.
Throughout history this desire to dominate was the impulse behind each civilisation as it rose to power. Now as the power of Europe and the British Empire declines, the Muslim and American via with each other to be in the driving seat.
Each new civilisation produces a rise in consciousness and a step forward in evolution on the planet as a whole. In the past the change from one civilisation to another was normally achieved by the force of arms – often backed by greed and some form of commercialism. Is there a less brutal and contentious way forward? I believe there is.
The main conventional impulse behind each of the major religions reflects the ethics of the civilisation from which it rose rather than the spiritual impulse of the Creator; each religion is man made, spirituality is God made.
However, in each major religion there is a group of people who correctly reflect the essence of the spirituality of the Creator – reflecting the perfection in which we are created rather than the religious dogma created by man to "help" the ignorant to survive physically even at the risk of dying spiritually. For instance there is a powerful Muslim group whose aim is to love everybody and hate nobody. If the present dispute in the world awakens the loving consciousness of enough people in each religion to think on these lines there is a chance that we can live and evolve happily together.
As I think you know our aim is to create Sustainable Spiritual Happiness for all human beings in our task of co-creation with the Creator.
It would be wonderful to see the essence of all the major religions combine into a communion of love, whether or not we are born Muslim in our next lifetime!
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