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Middle East has changed and will continue to change for the better religiously

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: Which modernizes first: the religion or the society?

Submitted by Yesudas (India), Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31

Western influence in education and culture have changed the way Muslims see the world today. It is seen that whereever there are strict laws enforced there are less crimes and people live in peace. There are people who interpret religions for political gains. There are many in Islam who are concerned with the moral degradation of the West and in the US. They do not want their children to be influenced by foreign cultures.

All religious fundamentalisms are on the decline. People have begun to sue their reasoning power in all aspects of life. Mass media give them more that what the religious organizations give. The new generation will find better ways of making peace. As democracies and socialism have failed, it is not the systems to be blamed but the men heading and running the systems. In the same way the essence of Islam correctly understood could become the best system in the world, may be it is today, by seeing its growth and stability. I do not know of any interest-free banks other than the Islamic.

There was a time in the history of christianity the church was against scientific inventions for fear of losing power and fear of giving up unscientific views. The world has not forgotten the persecutions.

The world has many anti-nature legalised and accepted systems globally and locally which can annihilate mankind in the future than the islamic violence. As a christian I wonder whether there are any attitudes and biased actions on the part of non-muslims provoking violence.

Humans are humans irrespective of religious affiliations. There is no unity of thought or faith due to difference in intelligence, culture and education. This is an age of specialists, the specialists in excercising power control the whole thing. They can make white black. Life supporting,sustaining systems and issues are relegated to the background.

Killings in the schools in the US is a sign of a serious problem in the social fabric, though we can forget the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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