Peace – And the Struggle Between Two Worlds

by 1389 on July 5, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Islam, Orthodox Christianity

From Ancient Faith Radio:

Abbot Tryphon - Morning Offering
July 04, 2013 Length: 3:51

From Abbot Tryphon’s blog:

The world is in a new struggle not unlike that which happened during the Soviet Union and the cold war that was brought on after the fall of the Royal House of Romanov. This was followed by World War II when we saw the struggle between the free world and the fascism of Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan.

All these ideologies have much in common with Islam, where there is a non-democratic tradition and people live under strict rules that leave little room for personal choice, and where fate governs the people. The idea of mankind being formed in the image and likeness of God and having a role in making choices for ourselves, is foreign to Islam. The god of Islam demands submission, just as did communism and fascism.

In Christ you have freedom. God does not demand submission but desires your freely offered love and worship. God has invited you into loving communion because He first loved you. This is a personal relationship that is offered to you, not one based on rigid rules and forms that bespeak of a god who is all about law and submission.

The war of ideology between the Christian West and the Islamic world is one that promises the get worse before it gets better. Some authorities are projecting this war of ideology will go on for at least two generations, much as happened during the Communist days of the Soviet Union. The only way to survive this war is to make Christ central in your life. This world will change for the better only when change has begun in you.

The Islamic world will never know Christ if all they see from the West is secular and worldly idolatry, lust for their oil reserves, and disrespect for their ancient cultural traditions. They must see the love of Christ in our hearts. Muslim neighbors must be treated with the love that Christ tells us must be extended even to our enemies. If all the Islamic world sees as Christian is the secularism and a base worldliness that has replaced Christianity, they will never know the truth that is in Christ.

Love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

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1 Uncle Vladdi July 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The Abbott has nailed the vile doctrines of pre-determinism and pre-destination which is at the heart of the islamic crime-syndicate’s main excuse for their crimes.

All criminals (including the libertines also known as “liberals”) sell the false right to remain irresponsibly wrong.

And they usually do it by slandering everyone: “It’s not wrong because we all do it!”

And/or: “We’re not responsible because we’re really all only helpless victims – of our predetermined environments, society, slaves of allah, etc.

It’s who they are, and what they do: these devils corrupt people by selling tempting excuses to remain infantile delinquents and criminal negligents, while avoiding the simple fact that the choice to do nothing in the face of evil extortion – is still a choice.

HOWEVER, his call to “love the criminal, not the crime” is, imho, a wrong one:

“Love your neighbor as yourself?”! Sure thing – the only way I can look at myself in the mirror, let alone “love” myself, is knowing I am civilized and not a criminal moslem, who pretends to imagine they are so superior to all non-moslem humans, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-moslems in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being moslems!

As soon as they give up being holy mobsters, they will have earned the right for me to love them as myself!

Until then, it’s based on earning it; as the same standards I apply to myself, I will apply to them!

;-)

What’s wrong with the other way of interpreting it? (unconditional supprt for everyone)?

It’s wrong because it implies you have an OBLIGATION to help others, not just a duty to NOT attack them first.

It says you have a responsibility but no right to refuse it. It’s “positivist,” micro-managing, Guilty-Until-Never-Proven-Innocent “law,” not true negative rights (where the only real right we have, is to not be attacked by others first, and the only real responsibility we have is to not attack others first).

As it FORCES you to be responsible to people you don’t know and have no personal contractual obligation to, it’s a basic form of tyranny which hurts everybody.

I.e: it affects everyone because, whenever some goof decides he doesn’t want to work, suddenly he gets to claim you owe him because you earned stuff he didn’t bother to, and his assertion gets enforced by the state. It’s state-sponsored theft. You are enslaved to their whims, yet you have no reciprocal, commensurate right to force them to work for you to earn their keep. It’s one-way slavery sold to us as victimology.

The problem with humanity isn’t that it’s “Fallen” into “Sin” from some previous state of perfection at all – the story of the prodigal son reveals we had to leave in order to most fully become our selves, through free-will choice and by risking failure on our own (the only true way to succeed)! We are divided from God, because otherwise we’d BE God, and He’d be alone and bored. “Sin” is only mistakes claimed as our own, in criminal negligence and cowardly self-defeat, in stead of admitting them and so solving our own problems; i.e: “Screw you – I meant to do that!” What we call ‘Greed’ is only hope limited by fear; Fear (of pain) IS ‘greedy’ Hope (of no pain)! The problem of evil is that we don’t only feel pain when we make mistakes, but also when some evil other decides to torture us on a whim. And that’s where all sub-sequent loss of “faith” comes from.

I ‘enjoy’ the perspective of a 15th C. conservative (feudal overlord;) and with les majeste came noblesse oblige – so one had to learn to defuse the others’ fears by making them feel safe, and assuage their greed by making them feel happy, respectively; what we call “love” is simply the most intellectual and coldly-calculating way to reflect upon the other as our self (as equally prone to fear and greed as we are, and so a potential threat to be neutralized by being made to feel safe and happy). Turning one’s fear-OF-you, into fear-FOR-you, gets us Civilization, especially since we all agree to obey the Golden Rule of Law and morality (to not attack first). From this, we get trust, and progress. Submitting to the opposite – to fighting fire with more fire, and when afraid of others, to react by trying to make the others even more afraid of one’s self, only indulges in fatalistic barbarism (i.e: islam) which only ever inflicts on themselves distrust, and so, stagnation. One cannot progress when all of one’s time is taken up with paranoid plots and counter-plots, which is the real reason all moslem countries are at the exact bottom of all the developmental indexes – not because we stole some spice from them over 1,000 years ago, as some liberals would prefer to pretend to have us all believe.

It should never be allowed by backwards people to be considered “illegal” to accuse these criminals (moslems) of their crimes, allegedly because the painful truth might offend them or hurt their feelings, & so “make” them commit even more crimes!

No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, & nobody is doing even these moslems any favours, by indulging their historic lies that islam is a “religion” (at all, much less one “of peace”) or a “race” (much less one of poor oppressed People Of Colour”)!

ALL moslems are criminals: by their own rules, they must endorse in public every word in the Qur’an, which tells them that they are so “superior” to all non-moslems, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-moslems in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being moslems. So the Qur’an is a clearly-written, us-versus-them hate-crime book, endorsing a permanent might-makes-right death-threat.

“Submission, the religion of Pacification” = “Extortion, the religion of Thieves!”

Here’s islam’s “holy Message from god” as shown by it’s Founder’s collective words & deeds:

“I will save humanity by lying to, extorting, torturing, robbing, burning out of their homes, kidnapping & ransoming, enslaving, raping & murdering everyone who even only verbally disagrees with me – and you can, too!”

-Muhammad-

The only “religious” part in it, is:

“God told us to commit these crimes!”

(Capisce?)!

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