Deborah K Jamil

Reconciling Different Concepts of God

  • From BBC's HardTalk-Philosopher and Writer Pascal Bruckner on April 18, 2017 with host Stephen Sackur: Pascal Bruckner: "...I don't think the issue is terror. The terrorists won't win, they have no way to transform the population. I think the strategy of the fundamentalists is much more clever. They want to win through predication* and persuasion..." Stephen Sackur: "Let me ask you a very blunt question, do you think France has a Muslim problem?" Pascal Bruckner: "Yes, like most countries in Europe. [...]" *Predication:

    Posted on April 24, 2017 10:27 pm
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  • Several days after the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, George W. Bush addressed a joint session of Congress and the nation. He said a curious thing regarding the motives of the attackers: "Americans are asking 'Why do they hate us?'. . . They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other." -George W. Bush, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 In all my years living

    Posted on April 21, 2017 10:07 pm
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  • Mindless worship of the belief in immaculate conception and miraculous birth leads to "knowing" that some other kind of conception and birth exist. This is how we come to "know" that children can be labeled bastards and that mothers and their children can be held responsible for the crime of rape, then endlessly persecuted, even killed.

    Posted on April 13, 2017 5:40 pm
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  • The prophets never threw out the baby (the concept of oneness and our connection to the earth and all of nature). They were attempting to throw out the bathwater of slavery that depends on divisiveness and disconnection. Mindless worship has resulted in our keeping the bathwater of slavery with its unending divisiveness, fear, and anger, while throwing out the concept of oneness and connectedness. The only way to counter divisiveness, fear, and anger (terrorism) is to abandon mindless worship altogether, instead thinking

    Posted on March 30, 2017 6:12 pm
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