One World, Many Cultures

I’m listing to “One World, Many Cultures” CD I got at the New Age store. The earth is one place with many cultures, how beautiful is diversity, how beautiful is the culture mix, how original to be different and yet to share one aspect; humanity.

The wave of religiosity, or more accurately fundamentalism, is obvious around the globe; whether it is Christianity, Judaism or Islamic. Is this good? Or is it back to crusades era? Or is it the sign of the third world war of total destruction.

If the three monolithic religions believe in one God, worship one God, then why is the conflict? Why should Moslem God be the righteous God not the Christian’s or the Jew’s or vise versa? Why should Christians be deprived of having churches in Saudi Arabia? Or why should Jews be forbidden to reside on Islamic lands? Aren’t they all the descendants of Abraham?

Tolerance between these three religions is a wishful thinking, the essence of their dogmas forbid it. And although Christianity had come a long way, and had modified the original preaching to accommodate to the changes in the new era, Islam still suffers from this intolerance, and the evidences are clear among Moslem nations.

Quran can’t decide how to treat Ahl Elkitab, and I find this very annoying since it contains a big irony. For example: in one verse of surrah 5:72-73, it says: “they do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a trinity: for there is no God except one God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them”. Another example in surrah 5:116: “and behold! Allah will say: O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother, as Gods in derogation of Allah”.

Is there any Christian who does not believe in trinity? Or is there any Christian who does not believe in One God who takes different forms? I do not know of anyone. So apparently whoever taught Mohammad Christianity gave him the wrong information.

Or may be the God of Mohammad is different than that of Jesus’; The God of Jesus is closer to humanity since he takes the form of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. But He does not believe in Mohammad’s God that came after Him, nor accepts the Jews whom did not accept Jesus. But Mohammad’s God is distant; he is the sole master and his relationship to humans is that of the Master/Slave, and considers Ahl Elkitam blasphemers whom his slaves must fight, He is also angry at the Jews and can’t rest till He takes his revenge. Jews’ God is another story all together; He is prejudice, He has given his back to all humans and only sympathizes with his tripe that keep crying and shaking their heads for Him.

The year 2006 marks very important events for the three monolithic Gods since the three are having their celebrations at the same time; 3aid Elad7a, Christmas and Hanukkah. So will we have thunder and lightning from above when the three Gods fight head-to-head on who is not supposed to greet whom? The slaves have already started this fight for the Gods and I hope this won’t escalate to world destruction of humanity.

Not only that, but Moslems have even created a religion of their own; Islam forbids idolatry; yet they have made an idol out of their own prophet, and the Danish Caricature incident and what came after it is the sad proof. If the common God of the three religions decided that all should celebrate together in this year, who are they to defy Him? Unless they are assigning themselves Gods by taking His role; which is the new trend among Islamic nations today. And in this case what is the difference between monotheism and polytheism?

Isn’t time for us to think rationally and tolerate each other, whatever is the religion or the belief or even the non-belief, celebrate all our occasions together, and appreciate our differences?

Merry Christmas
Mobarak Alaikom Eid Eladha
Happy Hanukkah
Ohm Shanti ………. You can add more

And happy New Year to all, in spite of them all

And may 2007 be of more celebrations, and may our wars be just the tragedies of the ignorant past.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iDip
    Dec 27, 2006 @ 13:21:24

    Happy New year & Merry chrismassanuka3eed🙂

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  2. Al-Hanbali
    Dec 27, 2006 @ 15:02:12

    What you say about tolerance is really closer to being apologetic than tolerant,
    You make excuses for the ‘intolerance’ of Jews and Christians but you fail to excuse the Muslimeen,

    You talk about Humanity, What is humanity, can you define it? the very concept of humanity is not something common to all cultures, the very notion of “humanity” that has a common civilization or however you want to coin it is directly at odds with the ‘particularism’ of Eastern cultures that emphasize what distinguishes themselves from other peoples.

    You can for example talk about the Jewish people whom use the Hebrew word ‘Goyim’ is a derogative term used by Jews to describe non-Jews. The Talmud, the holiest book of Judaism, only considers Jews to be human, while non-Jews are regarded as the equivalent of cattle that can be killed and abused unpunished, ( laysa 3alla al 2umiyeena sabil ) talking about tolerance huh?

    So should we even allow such people to live among us, fortunate enough for them they can live among us (except in the Arabian peninsula or any other non Muslim for that matter),, but of course that doesn’t give them the right to occupy Muslim lands oppress its people and then we are then in return labeled as terrorists for wanting to free our lands and not declare Israel a legitimate state, Israel has been made through terrorism of the early terrorist groups Irgun and LEHI and continues to be an organized Mob that calls itself a state, and is supported by a government that wishes to spread “democracy”

    Fundamentalism,, the new over used decaying term that could possibly mean anything,, you cant be a Muslim least without adhering to the FUNDAMENTALS of Islam just as you cant be Christian without adhering to the Fundamentals of Christianity, perhaps you can be religious by adhering to the FUN damentals of New Age religiosity !

    When you cited those ayat about 3essa peace be upon him truly, your short understanding of Islam speaks for yourself. The translation you use is not quite what those ayat mean,,, laqad kafara alatheena qalu 2ina Alaha thalitha thalatha ,, and laqad kafara alatheena Qalu 2in Allaha 3essa ibnu maryam,,,,,
    The ayat never conclude that not a single Christian fails to be outside this category, yes the Catholics say the trinity and the Orthodox/Coptic say that Jesus is God,,, and there are some like Newton who reject the absurd trinity,,, Yes Christians are Kuffar indeed yet Muslimeen don’t have the right to kill them, perhaps you can cite a minority of “fundamentalists” who can say otherwise like Bin Laden and Zawahri, but that does not represent Islamic Scholarship nor does it represent the majority of “Political Islam”

    So before you Say that Allah taught Muhammd salla Allahu 3alayhi wa sallam wrong information and say the Words of Clear Kuffr, perhaps you should actually know what is being said first.

    The Relationship between us and Allah could be in many ways, it could be in fear from his punishment or in seeking his reward or for His Pure Love and shyness from disobeying him. You can emphasisie whatever you want only to the loss of objectivity this dualism you insist on putting your self into will without doubt make you short sighted.

    What Kind of Tolerance is it when people insult our religion and expect us not to say anything, subhan Allah,, when the holocaust is doubted the whole “civilized world” shout out loud and condemn…
    Islam forbids us to insult other deities and other religions, and neither it is constructive nor helpful to this fluffy world peace your wishful thinking likes to indulge in.

    Indeed Islam tolerate others, and the very way we ought to spread our deen is ordered in a tolerant way,,,

    wa laa tujahdilu 2ahl al kitab illa bilati heya 2a7san
    Wa law kunta fathan ghaleeth al qalbi lanfadun min 7awlik

    “You will not be asked about our sins, nor shall we be asked of what you do”

    “Who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth?” Say: “Allah. And verily, (either) we or you are rightly guided or in plain error!”

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  3. نوافكو
    Dec 28, 2006 @ 00:47:45

    الإسلام دين شرير

    http://nawafco.blogspot.com/

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  4. KuwaitVoice
    Dec 28, 2006 @ 13:58:01

    Happy New Year

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  5. Hanan
    Dec 29, 2006 @ 08:56:10

    Happy Holidays Ayya. Tolerance naturally conflicts with Islam, as t conflicts with any other belief/religion that claims to be the one and only. Religion never preaches tolerance. It preaches ways in which we can and are permitted to criticize, shun, even kill those who do not conform.

    Ayya 7ayati you’re still struggling to understand something that is illogical. Read this artice by Alnajjar. It might interest you.

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  6. kasik ya watan
    Dec 30, 2006 @ 01:43:12

    العزيزة آيا

    كل عام وأنتِ بخير

    للأخ الحنبلي أقول … تعبنا من ربعكم … يا تسلم يا تدفع جزية يا تموت

    أحنا ما نقول إنا الديانات الثانية حلوة وسليمة … بس نقول لا تفرض علينا ديانتك وتقول إنها حلوة وسليمة

    أما عن إن الإسلام دين رحمة فأرجو قراءة اللنك التالي للكاتب الإرهابي الكبير محمد المليفي … قصة مليئة بالإنسانية والتسامح والمحبة

    http://www.alseyassah.com/alseyassah/opinion/view.asp?msgID=13502

    … وكاسك

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  7. بالديسار
    Dec 31, 2006 @ 03:15:49

    سيدتي

    كل عام وأنتي بخير
    هابي نيو ييير تو يو سس

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  8. AyyA
    Dec 31, 2006 @ 12:27:30

    iDip
    LOL, that was smart man😀

    Al-Hambali
    Thanks for giving a live example of how intolerant is Islam by your contradictory comment, it would not surprise me one bit if you claimed that Newton was a Moslem.

    Nawafco
    First welcome to blog-o-spere, you are much needed here among the world of ignorance.
    Second I have read all your posts and loved them, but because I was busy in the last few days, and still am, I could not comment although I have things on my mind to say, so I will visit as soon as I find time😀

    KV
    Happy New Year to you too friend and I hope that 2007 would be prosperous for you, you deserve the best.

    Hanona
    Happy New Year sweetie, and thanks for the link, I really enjoyed reading it, but you know how I keep clinging to hope, even if there is no hope, love you :*

    Kasik
    Wi inta wi luloo dayman bi7ob, may heavens be open to your wishes and desires always, thanks buddy.

    Baldi
    In all the languages on earth I wish you happiness always😀

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  9. Hadji
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 05:10:39

    “Is there any Christian who does not believe in trinity? Or is there any Christian who does not believe in One God who takes different forms? I do not know of anyone. So apparently whoever taught Mohammad Christianity gave him the wrong information.”

    Well, you not knowing any monothiestic Christians shouldn’t lead you to making such a claim. I will agree that Unitarian Christians aren’t as popular as they once were, but they still do exist. I know a Unitarian Christian family that lives in Canada. You don’t have to take my word on it though, you could just ask yourself why didn’t Mohammed (pbuh) get accused by the Christians that lived during his time about him having “wrong information”. Without a doubt, his message wouldn’t have gotten too far if he was mistaken.

    I really don’t see your point of Eid, Christmas, and Hanukah being celebrated really closely to one another as some sort of argument against religions in general so I’m not even going to bother arguing with that.

    “Isn’t time for us to think rationally and tolerate each other, whatever is the religion or the belief or even the non-belief, celebrate all our occasions together, and appreciate our differences?”

    I agree with half of that statement. I will tolerate what I find to be mockery of my faith since you are doing it in a “civilized” manner bound by the rules of society today.

    Yet, I cannot agree with celebrating each other’s occasions. I’m sure you’ve heard of a saying that goes something like “freedom comes to a limit when it crosses someone else’s rights”. Well, I find this somewhat similar, since if we were to stick to EVERYONE celebrating EVERYONE’s special occasions, then you and me would have to start celebrating the special occasions of the KKK. This goes against my beliefs, and I’m somewhat sure it goes against yours.

    So, no, I think we should only celebrate what we think we should celebrate. If I find that celebrating Christmas goes against my beliefs, then I am not going to celebrate Christmas.

    By the way, Eisa/Jesus (pbuh), wasn’t even born on Christmas. In fact, it was a day in which Roman Pagans celebrated the birth of the sun in the name of Mithras the Sun-god.

    So, no, I’m not going to celebrate such a day and it shouldn’t offend Christians that are ignorant about their most sacred day of the year, nor will I be offending Roman Pagans, since they don’t even exist anymore.

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  10. AyyA
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 09:23:43

    Hadji
    If we want to consider religion as part of our history and heritage, then we should celebrate all occasions, no matter how bloody and sad this history is. But if we want to compare at each level; then Islam is not less bloody than the kkk ever was, and we could argue about that and not finish, now what do you suggest? At the end it’s your pick.

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  11. Hadji
    Jan 06, 2007 @ 11:28:12

    “If we want to consider religion as part of our history and heritage, then we should celebrate all occasions, no matter how bloody and sad this history is.”

    I honestly don’t see how you’ve come to that conclusion… I’m sure there is some logic behind that statement that you haven’t shared yet. Is there?

    “But if we want to compare at each level; then Islam is not less bloody than the kkk ever was, and we could argue about that and not finish, now what do you suggest?”

    Bloody? Well, of course Islam had a bloody history. So did every other group of people to have walked this earth. Islam having a thousand and three-hundred year advantage doesn’t make my case easier either.

    By the way, just because I said that Islam’s past is bloody, doesn’t mean that I don’t think it’s justified. Heh, James Bond killed a lot of villians in his time and nobody is blaming him for it either.

    Now, I don’t know if this what you’re really trying to say. But, if you meant that you’re up for arguing which of the two is more of a danger to the world, or which is less tolerant to other views, then I’m definately up for it.

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