By Their Fruits, Ye Shall Know Them
By Their Fruits, Ye Shall Know Them
২২ আগস্ট ২০২০ ৪:১০ অপরাহ্ণ
Military personnel at a U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Bay, Cuba allegedly desecrated the Quran (Koran) by flushing its pages into a restroom. The news has sparked media interest within the states, and outrage within the Muslim world, especially within the Middle East. Anyone following world news has probably seen a variety of articles reporting on the center of East riots that have occurred as a result. The Quran is that the name of the Muslim holy book, and is that the guide to the Islam religion.
During the week before Memorial Day, thousands of protestors took to the streets within the Middle East. About 15,000 clothed in Pakistan at various locations. Many single locations had 1,000 or more people conducting demonstrations. In Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, about 5,000 people rallied after Friday prayers, spitting on U.S. flags, kicking them then burning them. They shouted "Death to America!" and "Destroy America!" Many carried copies of the Quran, held over their heads. At another location, the gang was heard chanting, "We will stop the feet that desecrated the Quran!" Other incidences included tomato throwing at U.S. embassies, burning of dolls that represented president Bush, and extra offensive threats to us.
In our humble plan to check out this from a greater viewpoint, here is our view:
Whether it's Quran flushing, Bible-burning, or other sorts of desecration to a religion's holy book, news of this action typically sparks a pointed emotional response from the book's followers, which emotion is most frequently anger. The definition of faith by the World Book is "the belief in, and worship of, a God or gods." 'Worship of' also implies 'obedience to'. the main religions of the planet believe that folks outside of their own worshipping sect are sinners because they're not in obedience to the upper power that's seemed to be the one true God or many true gods.
Until the formation of the U.S. Constitution, a country's religion had extensive influence over the leaders and policy of their country. Such associations in times past have led to corruption and abuse of power, and authority of the country being shifted from political leaders to the dominant church of the time. within us, our forefathers found out a government that separated church and state, with the intent of eliminating the church's controlling influence on federal. With numerous sorts of religion and even great variance within the main religious segments, these influences would have serious effect and consequence to affected government(s), in ways in which our founders believed would be unhealthy. The argument that our forefathers were all church-attending Christian men, which for that reason ours is to be a Christian nation. it's interesting that during a congress of such "like believers" that these founders still concluded that a strong church can corrupt the laws of a nation, and such risks needed to be managed at the forefront. Perhaps their experiences from England of the mid-1700s played a pivotal role within the separation of those influences.
Most Americans today still share this view of separation, if they provide the subject some serious thought. On the flip side, it's often impossible for one to separate his or her religious views from responsible decisions that they'll be making within our government system.
A true "believer" of the Christian, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, or the other faith would refuse to form political decisions that are contradictory to his/her own belief system. Doing so would make the politician a non-believer. At the very least, such action (supporting certain laws or bills) is often viewed as "facilitating people to sin". during this perspective, it then becomes impossible to separate church and state to the extent that a lot of would really like to ascertain without screening all political contributors at the start of their campaign to make sure they're atheist. an individual's religious viewpoint and holy book by which they live will affect their votes, business decisions, and political agendas.
If it's nearly impossible to separate an individual from the religious view they hold, and the government is formed from people and their collective decisions, then it becomes nearly impossible to separate "religion" and "state". What the U.S. does instead is to separate "religious institutions" (churches) from wielding their influence over the powers of the state. Atheism itself becomes a faith for those that profess it, as they vindictively point the finger at their religious counterparts. Interestingly, many do so with the eagerness of any religious zealot.
Now, to bring this text back to the Quran. the web is loaded with websites that reference the Quran, and full versions of the book are often reviewed. Other help files that reduce the quantity of text into general topics also aided in bringing us up to hurry. there's no way we will do justice to the book of Islam during this review, but from the knowledge we've collected, our opinion is this:
The Quran spends an excellent deal of its pages reiterating that Allah (God) is that the one and only creator of the universe, which he's ever-present and all-knowing. It talks about the ethical treatment of fellow believers. it's the one non-Christian religion that recognizes Jesus by name and references Jesus in additional than 90 verses. The Quran follows the main points and historical accounts of the Holy Bible up to the purpose of Jesus' death and resurrection account, where it completely parts company. the whole Quran was written by one man, Muhammad, approximately 500+ years after Jesus, from his own visions that he claims to tend to him by God. Vast percentages of its text are dedicated to crushing the Christian philosophy and condemning Christians and Jews alike. Muhammad sees the triune God as polytheistic worship and strongly condemns it. He urges Muslims to fight against people that practice this culture, and particularly against those that wish to cause Christian/Jewish conversions. The word "fight" or "fighting" appears 47 times during a text that's only 148 pages long. (.pdf enter Adobe format) While not all of that reference a physical fight with people of a special belief, many make regard to exactly that.
Which brings us back to the May 2005 demonstrations and riots concerning the Quran. These people feel they're being obedient to the writings of their holy book by becoming enraged at its desecration. "Peace within the Middle East" quotes that are campaign statements of numerous U.S. presidents become nearly a joke while Islam is professed because for the Arabs to possess "peace" with Christians and Jews in near proximity would be a sin. While parts of the book do make positive statements about Allah's peace and of peace with Arab brotherhood, much of the Quran focuses on negative statements toward Christians and Jews, both groups often being referenced together. While many Muslims don't take the literal text of their holy book to the present extreme, there are apparently many who do. this is often a most serious and sophisticated matter at the best.
To be fair to the Quran, the Bible in its literal sense is additionally very commanding in its directions with reference to practicing sinners and to sin generally. it's this literal text that fuels the fires of the right in responses to present-day issues like abortions, gay lifestyles, divorce, and other disobediences by Biblical standards. It also makes reference that each one people that don't view Jesus because the Holy Son of God, and His death and resurrection because the Atonement for sin will burn within the fires of hell when their earthly life is over.
It is sad to seek out that two holy books....the Quran and therefore the Bible.....can honor equivalent patriarchs, equivalent prophets, and therefore the same Jesus, but take a really different and divisive Weltanschauung from that time forward. The Quran had nothing negative to mention about Jesus himself. It confirms Mary's birth, that Jesus was an excellent profit and spoke the truth. It differs therein Jesus within the Quran didn't die on the cross, but was taken down from the cross still alive, lived for an additional 80+ years, and died at the age of 120. It emphasizes, however, that Jesus was only a person, and condemns all people that believe Him to be God. All of this written by a person (Muhammed) who wasn't born until some 550 years after Jesus' resurrection within the Bible, or 470 years after Jesus' death as recorded within the Quran.
Since both books speak of tolerance for fellow men, we are encouraged that both texts.....as do nearly all religious writings......provide an avenue for people to be tolerant, forgiving and type to at least one another. While desecrating the holy book of another religion is an ethical violation by either standard, so is causing radical uprisings that encourage riots and bigotry, getting innocent people hurt or killed within the ensuing chaos.
Jesus told his disciples that in some cases when the Gospel isn't welcomed, shake the dust from your sandals and advance.
For those that have ears to listen to, allow them to hear.