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Reader comment on item: A Call for American Boldness in Iran
in response to reader comment: Peaceful Change Comes From a Peaceful Heart - Imposition of Change By Force Never Brings Peace

Submitted by Salah Ali (Norway), Jun 25, 2009 at 04:11

It is true that most Western, not only, America, are departing from Faith. Christianity, however, is itself alien from Western Pagan traditions epotomized by the Roman church marriage of Heavens and Hell, or rather between greco-Roman paganism and Christianity which sprouted in the East. And it is this very departure from faith that renders the West weak and blind. Confounding Faith with any particular religion plants the seeds for difference and clash not between cultures but between different religions since most of the Arabs are Moslems and most of the Westerners are Christians (Now the new term of irreligious is prevalent everywhere in the West). Of course, we in Islamdom have not changed temporally, i.e. History persists as a form of feeling and personal identity. In other words, our personal and cultural identities are the same and religion (Islam) is the nucleous of this Identity.

The way we attribute events differs from the way you Westerners attribute them which entails a different locus of control. Heavens is present and the sacred still persists in our minds and everyday life practices. Unfortunately, it is not the same in the West despite howling in Tv missionary channels. The sacred has been victimised by pornography.

Of course, you call this mess freedom of expression, democracy and the like. man is colonized by the system. The cities in the West are organized and individuals are tightly controlled but not by inner mechanisms. They are controlled by the system. Individuals are free to choose from what they are offered and what he is offered follows the same pattern..You live outside history and there is no faith. There are of course churches but there is no God in them. To minimise Jesus Christ to the level of a body and give the body false attribute: The Son of God, is to bring God to human standards, make him mundane..

Of course we cannot match spiritual hierarchy to biological regeneration. So the West needs another Faith or a new Faith. I am dead sure that if the West understands Arabic, and reads the Holy Qur'an, it will embrace Islam because Islam is a common-sense. It brings together our world and the world of the souls together. It is universal and particular and provides for both the ignorant and the intelligent. The Hebrew Bible is Assyrian history. It is a cuniform given strange alphabets of the pagan Hebrews and pagan Christians. The Bible which I read and compared to the Holy Qur'an is not Holy.. It needs to be rewritten in Aramic and read in Aramic to see the original Jesus in it because Jesus is just as human as muhammad and it is a howler to bring God to a human standard. God is the light and radiance of Heavens and Earth..He exist everywhere and keeps our living bodies from corruption as ordinary matter does. He lives in the consciousness as light, proportion and philosophy and it is he who gave the Tigre its ferocity and the lam its meekness. We see God in the Mosques but in the church there are no guards against the penetration of instincts which I visualize as a horse ridden by the devil. It destrys man and corrupt family life...Look how far permissiveness has gone in destroying your western culture. True we lack your cities, but we preserve the family. We lack the diversity of production, but we preserve the taste. We lack science, but we possess insight.

Now what happened in Persia is simply a conflict between generations. it is between principles represented by the oldguards and instincts represented by the young after being corrupted by democracy. Moslems should never sell their principle of Shura with that of Democracy. Shura is history, democracy is a whore. shura is reality, democracy is hypothesis. in other words, iran must not confound free expression with Western democracy. It threatens family unity and negates history by negating Faith.

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