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To dhimmi: War is a human history and future, it should have some rules including split the battle field stuff

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Submitted by Syed Rafey Husain (Pakistan), Jul 11, 2007 at 04:01

Where would you find in the Gita or the Dhammapada or the NT or even the OT where the God of the univesre split the looting? Only in the Qur'an... Shame on you

Dear Dhimmi,

You will agree that war is a human history and it is a human future (Armagadon). War should have some rules including split of the battle field stuff.

Dear Dhimmi, no doubt Dhammapada says:

Victory breeds hatred,
The defeated live in pain.
Happily the peaceful live,
Giving up both victory and defeat.
(Dhammapada, Verse 201)

But you will agree that as good and evil will remain in this world so crime do happen in societies. ]

Most Dhammapada followers will stay indifferent because they see war in terms of Victory and Defeat rather than getting involved to have justice and abolish injustice.

Being victorious is never an objective of a Muslim rather life here after and working for it through justice in words, actions and deeds.

Similarly hate for the sake of hate is not the objective of Muslim. Remember its always life here after.

Zoroastrianism and Hinduism teach that the earth is a battlefield between two opposing good and evil powers.

Like any follower of Dhammapada, I also believe on following famous verses of Dhammapada as this is what Quran also teaches:

Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world
Through love alone they cease
This is an eternal law (Verse number 5 in the Twin Verses).

And I truly believe that it is an eternal law that with good deeds you cease bad and with love you cease hatred.

My love to you.

Syed Rafey Husain


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