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in response to reader comment: Salah Ali: Your posts reveal your mind is evolving away from black rams doing their job to more speculative stuff

Submitted by Salah Ali (Norway), Sep 28, 2009 at 07:31

Continued of Let's go on with Dialogue:

I mean much of human culture is founded on religion. Take for example the so-called "Promised Land" ! This won't be a true story but an illusion used to displace the Palestinians. To uproot the Holy means to sweep what was based or founded on this holy across culture. Even Mecca won't attract so many pilgrims every year. No fasting in Ramadan...And what to do with religions without Gods like Buddism or the pagan creeds of India and Africa. Christians nust stop their missionary activities and who knows there might be a go-back to the primitivism with or without darkness.

The problem of Palestine will be solved and the age-long polemics will vanish in the air. In other words, is negating God or Allah only a theoretical issue? Or is a practical one. life will seem so bleak and man cannot go ahead with the burden of freedom alone. And have we asked ourselves who does more need the other: God or man? And if we are going to write God with small g (god), then how should we write man? With a large m (Man). And suppose me and you would agree on the needlessness of faith of both God and Allah, will others follow in the footsteps? And suppose God and Allah, Yahweh and the like are to be forgotten in a similar manner to the disappearance of Zeus, Appolo or Posidon, what are the destiny of their representative and followers: Christians, Moslems and Jews? What would a mew world look like? I mean a world without God? We cannot mince thought and words irresponsibly for the world cannot be accounted for by formulas. Marx, Darwin, Sartre and Freud cannot bring the miracle of existence, life and man's intelligence and culture to formula. There is so much poetry and passion than the triangle of the ego, the instincts and the super-ego... And class is not history... Scientists can hypothesize and propose solutions but the infinity of science, of being and the evolution itself cannot be solved. I should also stress the issue of history and cultural history. History is not just an idea, it is the very existence and life for the Arabs who live more in memory than in the presence. And what about imagination...It is not a summation or a synthesis of what we perceive. It has a creativity...Both culture and literature are impossible without imagination.

I was reading in Farid Al-din Al-Attar mathnawi which landed me to blake and started to reflect on teleologies. Why everything has its opposite in the world? I mean Dualism. How can we account for this phenomenologically not evolutionally. Because evolution, like Marxism or psychoanalysis is becoming a hoppy-horse a sort of fire-exist from serious questions. Then. as you see, it is not Islam that we should only concern ourselves with but rather the issue of Faith, belief, disbelief, science and the philosophy of man's existence, man's consciousness and the essences of concepts as justice, goodness, evil, laws of physics and afterall the destiny of man?


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