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Power play vs. balance

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Dec 7, 2007 at 11:28

It is one thing to balance (or at least attempt to balance) the different spheres of sovereignty communicated by von Kuypers, plus the different faces (or schools) of history communicated by Max Dimont in "Jews, God & History" - it is something else to force all of this diversity into one structure. Well, the Christian and Jewish faith traditions would go along with the former premise. The marauders who follow in the footsteps of the brigands which stormed out of the Arabian Peninsula 14 centuries ago - they would insist on the latter. Perhaps the West has more to show in areas of progress because more latitude is given for diversity, whereas those whose emblem is the crescent moon have less to show for the time that they have been given.

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