I am going to take the liberty of commenting on the current events that took place in Paris. My 4th book, that will be released soon, deals with much of the subject matter that is directly applicable to what is happening across our world.
I’ll start with the most recent news. The terrorist cell in Paris was neutralized after a heated battle. What does that mean to us? The obvious is that the cell is no longer active and threats from that cell are gone. So… has anyone thought about what happens to the terrorists after they die? I’m sure the terrorists thought about it before they died and I bet many Islamic extremists are thinking about it right now. Should you think about it? Do you even want to think about it?
The reason why you should think about it is so you will begin to understand why they are doing what they are doing. In order to comprehend what is happening, one needs to research what these people are doing and why.
On the surface, it appears to be motivated by the Muslim religion. Yet, when Muslims are interviewed on TV, they say that their religion is not about what the terrorists are doing. Is it?
Yes it is.
The Muslim community needs to come to terms with their own religion and address the negative aspects of some of it. If they do not, then there will be a continuance of conflict until the Earth is dead. The Quran clearly states that people who are not Muslims should be killed as in the following taken from the Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." This is only one of many such violent passages. It does exist, it is real, and it is in their religion. Period. Don’t let anyone try to fool you. The Muslims need to look at what they are following and decide what to do about it. Denying that it exists does not fool anyone that is smart enough to read it.
Much of what is written in the Quran was created by Mohamed during his wars to conquer land, people, and resources. He was a ruthless dictator/conqueror and used violence and fear to get what he wanted. And with Muslims, the Quran is also their “law”. There is no separation. With that knowledge, you can see why some extremists feel that they are doing what they are supposed to do. It is easy to push Islamic people over the edge to join their group. The Quran also states that to not do what they are doing would mean that you will go to hell. The Muslim people are surely being pushed into one direction.
The problem is that the Quran was written by a vicious ruler that claimed that “Allah” (A.K.A God, the same one that Christians believe in) wrote the Quran through him. (While taking strategic pieces that he wanted from other religious scripts. How convenient.) In order to get people to do his bidding, he had to strike fear into the people so they would join his “religion”. For those that did not conform, men were killed, women were used as sex slaves to lords, and children were enslaved to do their work. That was quite an incentive to join his religion at the time and it appears that the same mentality is reemerging. Do those words in the Quran sound like that from a loving Allah/God? Hardly. But it got the job done for Mohammad. And the terrorist in our time have figured that out.
Here we are many years later facing a completely different world… yet, this religious group is trying to apply the same principles that were created by a ruthless dictator ages ago. It simply will never work in the long term. Peace cannot be achieved with people following such horrid leadership and scripts. Mohammad didn’t need the Islamic religion to last forever; he only needed it to last until he died so he could keep power, land, slaves, and resources. Yet, once the religion was in place, the system perpetuated itself, as many religions do. The only thing that changes is the people that assume the role as the leader so they too will grab the power and control.
Is there anything that sounds familiar in the Christian faith? There are some parallels. Read the following:
Deuteronomy 20:10-17King James Version (KJV)
“10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
13 And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.
16 But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:”
From the quote above, it is easy to see that Christians had a violent side to them as well. In-fact, most, if not all religions, have had a violent side.
Passages quoted above from the Bible and the Quran were written BY HUMANS to recruit fighters that would go out and conquer other groups of people so they could get the spoils of the battle. It also instilled fear into those that would go against the dictator or ruler. (Who also controlled the religion.) Conquering other people was the fastest way to spread your religion and gain power.
Modern day Christians do not take much of the old writing literally because the violent texts were often directed at a specific village or people at that time. We do not ever see modern day Christian extremist terror cells because their scripts are more difficult to direct at modern groups of people, unlike the Muslim religion that is broad-reaching.
At the end of the day, the Bible and the Quran both had passages telling people to ruthlessly kill. It is easy to see how people can get polarized from each group if they read the other religion’s scripts. And hence, why each group developed a hatred of the other. Think about it… a group of people follow a set of scripts that tell them to kill you, rape your wife as a sex slave, and enslave your children to do their work. Are you going to lay down palm branches for them? Uh… no! Both religions are guilty of the same violence. (At least in the beginning, that formed the basis of the religion.)
The internet is riddled with Muslims quoting violent parts of the Bible, and Christians quoting violent parts of the Quran. Each says that the other is the violent and bad one. Who is right?
Both groups take text out of context, omit sections, and try to heavily influence your perspective through cunning comments and focused quotes. So what should a person believe?
You don’t have to follow or believe in either one of them. In-fact, you do not have to follow any religion for that matter. You may actually do better without them at this point. Religions are only a recent phenomenon relative to the history of our planet. And with that, most of it is being debunked by science and historical research every day. Most of what was written in these scripts were made-up stories, were folklore handed down verbally over centuries, and were written by a handful of scribes that took random stories and tried to codify them into something that a ruler wanted to use for their own purpose.
The future of our world will not be domination by Christians, Muslims, Jews, or Buddhists. (To name just a few of the over 4,200 religions.) There is only one hope for the future of our world. In order to achieve it we must think openly (removal of religious glasses), apply proven science, and look toward world peace as ONE people. For as long as there is religion and segregation, peace will never be achievable because of the killing and fighting caused by it.
That does not mean that humans will suddenly stop fighting once religions are gone. The physical part of our existence is a brutally fierce and a fighting animal. What it does mean is that there will be one less “identifier” that will segregate us and make us believe in things that are destructive and untrue. And it will mean that the single biggest tool for a ruler to use to control people will be gone. That is very important to keep in mind as we progress into the future.
With the above being said in regards to removing religions, there are many good aspects to every religion that we can take with us. The good parts were put in to create a stable society once the people were dominated. And with those good aspects we can address the other side of our existence; our spirit. That is where we need to focus in the future. (With NO religious affiliation!) We do not need any religion to understand our spirit or the spirits of others. It is just THERE and has always been there with every human over the course of all time despite all of the religions. It is the one commonality that has never changed (unlike religions).
If you remove your religious (prejudiced) glasses, EVERYONE can gain understanding that we are as one people across the world. A 6-year old child in Russia has the same type of spirit as one from Syria, Africa, South America, and the United States of America. (To name a few of all of the countries across the globe) There is NO difference. If parents swapped their 2-month old child with that from another country and raised them, they would find the same spiritual bond to that child, and from that child to the new parents. The child would behave just like all of the other children in their adopted country. (With prejudice removed)
No 2-month old child knows of religion, politics, or race… but they all come to us with a spirit. We are not born with a religion. Religions are force upon us by our society, rulers, politicians, government leaders, and religious organizers.
Because we all have a spirit and know intrinsically that there is “something” bigger than us that we are connected to, that understanding is often corruptly leveraged by some groups to control people and gain economic superiority over another group of people. It is amazing how just a few power hungry people can create such lasting devastation in a society. And it happens because many people are greedy and do not want to work for what they get. It was easier to kill and take, than to earn. It was easier to rape and enslave, then to establish a lasting bond and work the land. But neither proved to enhance our society or our spirit. And we keep repeating the same mistakes generation after generation.
The bottom line is that the Islamic people’s spirit is NOT different from ours, it is NOT Muslim, and it is not evil. It is EXACTLY like our spirits. It is time for ALL people to take their glasses of prejudice off (religious or otherwise) and gain understanding of that which binds us ALL together. That is the key word folks… ALL of US. It is there and has always been there. It is the same for all of us and is not religious.
Let’s get back to the beginning of this post to answer a question posed there. What happened to the terrorists that were killed?
Is that overstating the blatantly obvious?
Not at all. The terrorists are brainwashing recruits into thinking that they will receive a glorious “heaven” if they kill non-Muslims and will get an even better “heaven” if they become martyrs. Nothing is further from the truth. I can tell you with certainty that all of those terrorists, that callously killed others, died. Not just physical death, but spiritual death. Why? Because when a person tries to kill another spirit (and that IS what they are trying to do), then they have gone to a point where they have purposely crushed their own spirit so they can do what they want to do without feeling the spirit of those that they harm or kill. (Remember; all spirits are connected, thus they can all feel each other.) The only way a person can do what they did is to completely disconnect their spirit from their physical existence. Without the feeling of a spirit, there is no remorse. You can see this in action when you watch how that person acts. They can kill a person and it has absolutely no effect on their demeanor. The terrorist leader in Paris literally dragged people to their death behind a truck and laughed about it. Their spirit no longer functions in their body to feel the atrocity that they have committed.
It is paradoxical. Their action to grab glory in a heaven in-fact does the complete opposite; it literally kills their spirit and “kills” their chance for going home. Let that be a lesson for everyone. We cannot kill our way “home”. Everyone must earn their journey. Everyone. There are no shortcuts and no preferences based on ethnic group or religion.
Upon the terrorist’s own death, the spirit that was actually mortally wounded was their own. It will be so beat down that it will not be strong and true enough to make its journey home. In other words, it will PERMANENTLY die. And it is that knowledge that we ALL need to understand, not just the people in these terror groups. If we can get people to understand this, then there will be no drive to join them.
But it cannot stop there. EVERYONE needs to gain that understanding if we are to ever have world peace. Again, those terrorist were like everyone else until a desire for revenge, an intense hatred, or the pursuit of selfish glory drew them to become terrorists. It can happen in any country and within any religious or ethnic group. If we can pursue social equilibrium across the world, then terrorism will not have anything to grab onto to grow.
I will now move on to the other issue at hand… how do we handle the refugees?
I sincerely do not believe that any country will take my suggestion, but here goes. Maybe it will help in some unforeseen way.
Take each refugee family aside and consult with them. Keep them together to do this. That is VERY important.
In the meeting with the family, tell the older males (20 years old and above) that they will be trained and armed to fight for their homes in their own country. The females and children will be taken in by the new country and placed in housing with work for them to do to earn their keep. (No free handouts.) Education will also be provided. Religious rituals will be banned and the hosting country’s religion will not be forced upon them.
When it is safe for the family to return to their home in their country, they will be brought back to join the men in their family that fought for it.
If the males in the family are killed fighting for their homes, then the women and children will be naturalized in the country that took them in. Obviously, they will have the option to return to their own country even if their men are killed. They may have extended family there.
If the males run away from fighting for their homes or turn on those that are helping them, then their family will be retuned back to the country, but on the opposite side from which they originally lived.
If the family refuses to cooperate and accept the terms, then they should be returned to their country immediately. If they care so little to earn back their home and country, why should those of us that do care for our countries provide a way for them to have food, money, and housing? Every country already has a population of people in need. Countries need to begin to think in terms of affording people opportunity. Giving people things without them earning it does nothing positive. It takes away from others, breeds animosity, and does not further the future of those in need. To quote from a religious document (and again, there are good aspects in most any religion) “Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day. Teach the person to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.” It is always better for a person’s spirit to earn what they get.
The above scenario does many things; it gives the refugees an opportunity to fight back and protect their homes, it offers protection for their family while they do so, and it teaches them to be strong to stop extremists from coming back. Furthermore, it gives the females and children an opportunity to learn how to do new work, learn about other cultures, receive education, and to earn a living. The key word used here is OPPORTUNITY. What it also does is to establish bonds and camaraderie with those that are helping them. In the future, they will understand how to work WITH other countries instead of independently.
If you take nothing else away from this post, I hope what you have taken is to NOT develop a hate for the people of any religion or any country. They have a spirit just like you and I. Nevertheless, that does not mean that we should not protect our families, our homes, and our means for providing for our families. Just so long as we do not do it selfishly or at the expense of others.
To all of the people of this world (Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Saudi Arabian, African, Canadian, French, etc., etc.), I wish you all as wonderful a life as you possibly can work toward.
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