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Historical Inconsistencies Drive Towards Common Collapse

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 2, 2021 at 14:57

Finding the Common Ground of Contradictory Ambitions:

And again, Dr. Pipes has been able to present a distinct perspective by which this observer is able to retrace the ancient academics and bring a relevance to the current global factional issues into a focus that allows a rational assessment that will bring to closure a certain inevitability; why the world will not survive conflicting ideologies for the lack of discerning truth. In the Dr.'s excellent observations and comparative analyses of a quite distinguished bibliography of such disparaging assertions of the competing philosophies of the ages, it is easily seen that in these traces of conflicted histories, while it appears there might be a convergence of such religiously based endeavors, ultimately, their final call is closer yet.

How does one study the intrinsic values of the competing ambitions of empires throughout the annals of history without being able to provide any advantageous circumstances of superiority or substance of overwhelming beneficial goodness or benevolence to the societies so governed. While there are ancient records that have made such considerations manifest, the more prevalent assessments dismiss that and indulge in prognostications of whether a convergence of such radically diverse ideologies can be reconciled; or more to the compelling and controversial evidence to the contrary, the collision of the contentions in calamitous fashion are precognitively set for the final conclusion: that mankind will never learn the truth about peace; the nature of mortal humanity does not lend to such a conclusion of peace.

But, and in a serious observance to the contrary, how did the supposedly peaceful 'Christian' ethos, which had gotten its start as an outgrowth of the ancient Hebrew/Jewish pursuit of a way of life that appeared to set the Jewish people apart for spiritual separation in a world operating in the above mentioned paradigm of empires, the tribal way of life not becoming national until the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were settled in a land shown to the patriarch hundreds of years before being released from Egyptian captivity in dramatic fashion. If there is any consistency in the narrative that the 'Christian' ethos is derivative from the Judaic beginnings in which the Holy One of Israel is set to arrive in Jerusalem (which Islam contends is their destiny instead), this is the true basis of the contentions the Dr. presents in this forum.
In any event, well done again, Dr. Pipes.

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