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Celtic Twilight

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  1. Christianity does have female Prophets- Huldah and Deborah come to mind first, the former being extremely important. Than the Virgin Mary in most understandings of Christianity is seen as greater than a Prophet. The reason I am saying this is that you list Christianity as your Religion.
  2. Most of the indigenous Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judeans. Palestine still had a large, possibly majority, Jewish population at the time of the Arab invasion and this population from then up the 18 th century became absorbed into Islam.
  3. The Middle East is a vast place with wide differences between the countries. I cannot think of two places more different than the UAE and Iran. Though with this government in Iran things have been changing in the wrong direction by contemporary global standards Iran has a pretty just distribution of wealth. The Islamic Republic there does a lot more to take care of it's people than the USA does of it's. Before the revolution there you did have a small very wealthy urban elite and than impoverished but they have managed to change that bringing access to healthcare and education to people who be
  4. This is complex- historically all Haredi Jews strongly opposed Zionism, and in terms of the Zionism as in the ideology of people like Ben Gurion and A.D. Gordon and even Jacobtintsky they all still oppose it. Classical Zionism was an aggressive secularist ideology which sought to create the "New Hebrew" out of the "Old Jew". However a lot of the Haredi have made peace with the Jewish State on the grounds that it protects Jewish life which is completely sacred to probably a majority of Jews whether Religious or not, that it gives them money and other stuff, and that it is generally "good for th
  5. I understand well Muslim objections to the Trinity but I will say that understandings of what that means vary among Christians and some are much problematic to strict Islamic Monotheism than others. I can understand why a Muslim would say that a Dor Daim Jew is more Theologically sound than Christians, but what about the Kabbalah which goes often into straight forward Polytheism? The Ten Sefirot- in some, not all, understandings of it by Jews things go way beyond Monotheism in ways the worst understandings of the Trinity do not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sefirot
  6. It has come out that the CIA- this is not conspiracy theory but rather cold fact- that the CIA was and probably still is involved in promoting rap/Hip-Hop/etc to the mainly North African Muslim population in France. They were not doing this strengthen them or to help them explore their creativity- quite the reverse. Similarly in Palestine many people believe that the Shin Bet is promoting rap/Hip-Hop/etc among the working class indigenous youth population, and this has created tensions between the more Islamic and the more secular parts of the National movement over there, the latter who see a
  7. This is unfair to Christians. The Catholic Church clearly teaches that Muslims worship the same God as they do. They are the largest Christian group. A lot of the Eastern Orthodox consider Christians Islam to be the worst Christian heresy, which is an old Christian idea, which again means that they believe that Muslims worship the same God as they do. Also Islam is closer to Christianity than Rabbinic Judaism is so if a Christian is going to say that Muslims do not worship the same God if they are going to be rational than they have to say the same for Rabbinic Judaism. However there ar
  8. Christians don't actually believe that God transforms into a human but rather that He took on as His own a created human nature which remains a created human nature. God and not the created human creature resurrected the said created nature. God in Himself remains unchanging. That is officially- I am sure you will find Christians who believe all sorts of strange things. Most Religious debates as opposed to discussions are best avoided because all to often people use them to exercise their own egos.
  9. I don't think in the times we live in that there is ever going to be a police force free from serious ethical problems but I think in most situations it is best to support the police as a lesser or necessary evil.
  10. This is a very interesting historical document both for what it does and does not say. Forget the introduction to the link and read his actual document. http://ijtihadnet.com/a-call-to-divine-unity-pdf/
  11. I don't think that they are a Third Positionist group, Third Positionists tend to greatly admire the Islamic Republic of Iran. MKO are extremely strange, and I think in many ways there own thing, from what I have been able to gather about them they are like Trotskyites in regard to their psychotic cult of personality. Since Saddam went they are massively now supported by the Neo-Con wing of the US ruling elite. Resentment against Imam Khomieni and their cults of personality seem to be their key defining features.
  12. MKO are currently allied to the scumiest, utterly nasty faction of the US Ruling Class who are the most cruelly capitalistic people you can imagine. They are also the people who are most antagonistic towards the Islamic world. It could be argued that anyone who allies with such people is NEITHER a Muslim or a Socialist. Ali Shariati is probably the most famous, at least in the West, example of an Islamic Socialist. A lot of what I have read by him I agree with but some of this stuff I found silly. He did though die a martyr and he was important in the restoration of Iran to the Iranian
  13. Socialism does not have to be secular. I think actually Socialism can only really work long term when it has Religion, or at least some form of ethical Monotheism, because of the ethical demands it makes on people to work for the common good. I think the idea of an economy based around the concept of social duty as opposed to private greed fits in with what could be called the Abrahamic tradition in many ways. There was a quite interesting Jewish mystic called Yehuda Ashlag who predicted the fall of the Soviet Union, which he admired in very many ways because of it's atheism. He also predicted
  14. I don't think that they are a Third Positionist group, Third Positionists tend to greatly admire the Islamic Republic of Iran. MKO are extremely strange, and I think in many ways their own thing, from what I have been able to gather about them they are like Trotskyites in regard to their psychotic cult of personality. Since Saddam went they are massively now supported by the Neo-Con wing of the US ruling elite. Resentment against Imam Khomieni and their cults of personality seem to be their key defining features.
  15. The idea of an Islamic Antichrist as in THE Antichrist and not an Antichrist is extremely recent. I am pretty sure that it only goes to the 00s of this century. Historically Christians have actually seen Islam as the worst of Christian heresies. Now though in the United States you have all these crazies claiming that Islam is actually pagan and nothing to do with Abrahamic ethical Monotheism. Check out the complete insanity of the below; https://www.derekpgilbert.com/bad-moon-rising/ However the people who believe this nonsense generally are extremely far from historic Christianity a
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