We all have our little perversities. I know, I am a professional streetlight for questionable behavior. They come in sheepishly hanging close to the wall as they find a place to sit. The fear and humiliation is thick in the air. Mo said,…… “Doc, I like MOLESTING loaves of freshly baked bread then eating sandwich’s I make from the bread.” Mohammed blurted out.
At least he doesn’t hang with prostitutes…….well. or …….. tax collectors well that’s pretty bad. But I still think Mohammed won our……. R. KELLY BOUNCE ON MY BELLY BELLY! GOLDEN SHOWER AWARD.
I would like this posting to function as an open letter to Kanye West. It is that important to this author that he be supported by as many people as possible. In particular People who have not led the perfect little Christian life and never did anything wrong. (God how I hate those types.). Kanye has taken a leap of faith. His leap is over a bottomless chasm of disbelief, ridicule and intimations of mental illness, cultish programming or just down right un-coolness. Not being cool can result in your having your crystals repossessed.
I cannot imagine the courage it took for Kanye to take “the road less traveled”. With the lack of civility in our culture, he is risking more than his reputation. He probably has fans mad enough to shoot him. The number of fantasy selves tht took a mortal blow when he came out of the Jesus box is innumerable. Thousands of young black men have been abandond by what he represents to them about them.
He will be walking in a foreign land, where truth and humility are the tools in ones daily tool box. The people he will be mixing with will sometimes have a values language he is unfamiliar with. Fun will have to be relearned. Loving with generosity will have to be learned. Above all , the power of giving will need to be nurtured.
If he makes it. I will truely believe there is a God and I will be changed as well. Most epiphhonies have a ripple effet. The effects of one man changing, changing the lives of everyone close to him.
Big responsibility. I hope you have found what you need. But I can tell you one thing. Christ said “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” So, with the attitude you have right now. You will probably make it.
I have observed through the 40 years that I have been intimately involved with Islam that about every daily activity is mentioned in the Koran. Much of the imperatives harken to Bedouin practices indigenous to the desert nomads of Arabia, some refer to Jewish practices and some from Christian. Much is made of practices that are considered halal (forbidden) and the punishments for infractions. The miserable status of women is boldly upheld with women considered nothing more than property. Overall the Koran is a book that is “in the world” rather than in the realm of the spirit.
Jesus was a Jew, and much of his background refers to his Jewish heritage. His salient message was quite revolutionary for the day. At a time when all communities that expected to survive had walls to defend against attack. Armies and gangs roamed the land and it was common for a community to be eradicated, the population killed or sold into slavery. “Might Makes Right” was the guiding principle of the age. Jesus brought a truly revolutionary message in his “New Covenant” with the world; to love your enemies, to turn the cheek when struck, rather than lash out, to forgive the transgressions of others and to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Spiritual messages, truly revolutionary ideas..
Mohammed’s message sounds like marching orders from a commanding general; who to kill, who to shame, who to dominate and make their inferior status felt by humiliating treatment etc…Mohammed kept rape slaves, took part in mass executions (beheadings), of helpless prisoners, raided caravans for loot and advised all Muslims to kill Jews because they were Jewish.
A little bit of humor in defining an essential difference between practicing spiritual discipline and blind obedience to your sugar daddy.
When Jesus Christ says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It is the spiritthat is being addressed in the suggestion. There must be an evolution of the personality, an essential change in how you see the world, yourself and others. Sometimes, (most frequently) the spiritual lesson goes against our natural instincts,(feeding, fighting, fleeing or romance). The prescriptions are as hard as the proscriptions for Christians. Forgiving others is hard work, turning the other cheek is spiritually demanding, and emotionally exhausting. It is more difficult being good than bad. Good people feel bad when sociopaths don’t even know they should. Christianity requires we act in opposition to our instinctive drives. It teaches emotional and physical restraint of the drive to be aggressive, to be sexual, to take without hesitation, to do harm without remorse. Islam on the other hand, opens the door to utter lawlessness at the hands of its adherents. Except for Zeros (women). Good way to evangelize, offer the pigeon a god-like power over the life and death of women, younger men, children, any Jew you can get the drop on, or any non-believer you can get in your sights. The only person who you are not given permission to kill on a personal whim are other Muslims! Though, if you are the patriarch, you can kill members of your own family to save family honor. You know, any reason at all! “My goodness!” Said the dainty old dowager. “How pugnacious!”
Payment, in the form of bandit booty, is divided scripturaly by Mohammad, an active lifetime caravan bandit. In other words, Big Mo got about 40% of the booty gained by his followers through murder, rape, ransom and other traditional Bedouin recreational activities. Jesus, conversely, ran a non-profit organization. Just daily bread is requested.
Mo taught his followers to crap in a certain spot, to drink camel urine as a panacea treatment to many ills, that women need to shave their privates for their masters pleasure, that you can have as many as four wives, but (if you’re male) you can have as many rape slaves as you want, that you should kill jews instantly whenever you meet them.
A common aspect of all religious practice is the struggle against the tyranny of our natural drives. Whether it is Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism or any other currently practiced religion, the point is the internal spiritual renovation of the personality (soul, as you have it). If your a Muslim,praying five times a day when your raping and pillaging constitutes a good day.
No spiritual wisdom could possibly co-exist with Koranic beliefs. Islam serves the base instincts of the male believer exclusively. Most religions prohibit what is permitted in Islam. For good reason.