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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Jun 28, 2007 at 23:02

Hello Syed:

June 29 is the feast day of the Great Apostles Peter and Paul. Now, what does this have to do with Salman Rushdie? Try this on for size.

Peter, Paul, and lots of others worship even now in Heaven, the one who has been called many things. Emmanuel, which means God is with us, also Yeshua which means salvation. As well as the son of man, the son of God, and a lot of others. The Christian faith as practised today by those who accept the label of Orthodox in lands that were once Christian, now under the scimitar of the brigands who stormed out of the Arabian Peninsula roughly 1400 years ago, that faith is the same as it was in the early chapters of the Acts of the Apostles.

So, what does this have to do with Justice. Only that Justice flows from the eternal, and there is only one God. He is three persons, in one essence, as stated by various persons who have been oppressed by Hagarenes (and those who have not yet been oppressed by the Hagarenes). Justice is a worthy goal to strive towards, so that the truth of there being one God is not just limited to how people worship, but in how people live. It means the important things in life never change, such as everyone has free will, and therefore everyone has the capability to make decisions. Sometimes, these decisions do a very good job of reflecting what is eternally true.

Other times, it is a reflection of the wantonness that has been passed down generation by generation from Adam and Eve. So Syed, God is just, he is also merciful, and loving. Indeed what is peaceful is not weak, for the oppressor shows himself, or herself, to be weak. For, as the Apostle John wrote: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten father, that whosoever believes in him shall have ever lasting life. For God came not into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. So, how does one show mercy, or love to God? Treat people the way you would want to be treated. There is also wisdom in, what is hateful to yourself, do not do to others.

David W. Lincoln Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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