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Retrovision - Does Islam Today Represent Islam of any Prior Age?

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 15, 2021 at 19:58

Virtually the entirety of humanity from the times of the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians and ancient Egyptians, et al, have been under the influences of some form of religious leadership, either in reality or perception of a higher authority than mortal mankind, submission to such almost always requiring obeisance or facing penalties for rebellion to the higher power. Islam, even though coming in far later in history follows that premise pretty much in proforma to almost all forms of religious perceptions; there is one that stands out as being somewhat different, but let us come to that later. Dr. Pipes' attempt (a much thoughtful approach) to engage the conversation of how and why does Islam seem to press a difference, but cannot prove it.
For all the arguments that Islam appears to some as being the most logical deference to deity, the inconsistencies inherent in Islam is a tell; even in the recent twenty years of this perennial discussion, no one is any closer to making the defining distinction; and with much respect to Dr. Pipes' introspection, the answer is still no closer to resolution until one realizes that Islam does bring humanity to its knees for the lack of love for humanity-it is ingrained in its teaching and for those who cannot make a distinction for the apparent trend towards its violence, death to all does not bring peace to any society. Those in Islam that eschew the violence are considered apostate.
In complete controversy, the only 'religious' observances that have any hope of bring humanity any peace is that which was spoken by the architect of Christianity, in following the true words of the Christ Himself, and not the blasphemous and pretentious misrepresentations of centuries of false Christianity, which by the way in its apostate form, practically invited Islam to push against the message of the true Gospel and caused those same centuries to be episode of death and destruction by trying to kill off the base society that brought Christianity to existence, the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the same insanity of anti-Semitism and death to Jews that reeks in world forums today. SO the questions still remains: is the Islam we see today that challenges the world against Israel any different now than when it first embarked on trying to be the replacement religion in the world. The answer lays in the truth we see today. It will be more apparent when the battle for the Jewish Temple Mount commences. Today, even the Saudis will be required to make that observation. The Abrahamic Accords were a start; but not all embraced that, right?

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