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When Religion Fails - Where Does One Find Solace If Reliance on HIgher Power Fails

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 4, 2022 at 14:45

Khameini has reached an untenable place where resorting to humanistic ploys of force occurs after finding out the religious threat does not bear any of the old influences that at one time imposed a dread; it is now looked at as an empty threat that once the threshold of death is reached, its fear is minimized.
As Dr. Pipes once theorized, Islam eventually takes on a secularistic temper by which the religious hold is released for lack of belief and the value system becomes humanistic. Its sustainablity is now without the shadow of power over the human spirit and the rebellion begins.
Pragmatically speaking; where do they go from here? This reminds of America in the sixties.
Politically speaking, Raisi is now finding out why America was started as being governed by a different spirit than the one of fear that was attempted. Religious presumption will not carry the day here. What's next?

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