Skip to comments.ISLAM AND JUDAISM CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD
Posted on 05/07/2002 9:54:28 AM PDT by besieged
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Before you go bashing all religions, you should take a look at the belief structure of some of the most destructive and oppressive political systems. For example, Communism was obviously very anti-religious. And Communism is responsible for the slaugher of millions of people, and the Russian soldiers during WWII had a reputation for being extremely brutal to civilians. I've heard first hand accounts that at the end of the war, when the Germans were defeated, many people (including whole families) committed suicide out of fear when they heard the Russian soldiers were catching up to them. Then take a look at Hitler's National Socialist party. Some people still associate the Nazis to Christianity, but the Nazis were actually heavily influenced by pagan beliefs. And there is no irony in the fact that Hitler had great respect for Islam. He recognized that Islam justified the type of brutality and dictatorship that Hitler wanted for the Nazis. My parents are Christians and lived under the Nazi government. And they would describe the atmosphere as outwardly religious, but hostile towards God. Because under the Nazi government Hitler and Germany came before God. My mother's sixth grade teacher had her whole class ridicule her and call her a Jew-lover because she defended her faith. One of her uncles was beaten up for quoting from the Bible during a funeral service. And they saw what the Nazis did to the Jews.
Anyhow, my point is: before you bash the faith of others, be very careful what you are putting your faith in. Just because a belief system does not involve God does not make it better or more evolved than religious faith.
The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.
Not only are you correct, but evidence for the earliest known usage of the decimal system is from the ancient Vedic texts, which date back as far as possibly 1000 BC.
Um, not exactly. The Austrians started it (although one could argue that the Serbs share the blame), which caused all of the alliances to kick in. This resulted in a chain reaction starting with Russia, then Germany, France and England.
Yeah. That must be it. Spiritual endeavors. Like killing Israelis, Americans, Christians and Hindus around the world.
You know, when you put it that way, it doesn't sound half bad.
If propaganda works, it is because it is accepted as truth. In my training in physics and math I have noted the texts usually have footnotes of small biographies of the persons who originated the particular method or theory under discussion. It adds an extra dimension, a feel for what was developed before something else and in what country it was developed. Optics, as it happens, is an area where I have done some work, and Snell's Law is basic to one branch of optics. We would assume that the law is named for the person who developed it as is the custom in science. But we are always interested when we learn that someone came before. It is immaterial whether the earlier someone is of any particular religion or from any particular region, although that is of interest if we enjoy tracing the development of math and science in a historical sense. That's all it is, nothing more.
LOL! That's great! Except... the spirit's name has to sound more arabic: maybe the title Beelzebub would accommodate the language barrier.
They weren't always as they are now.
Like what? ... spreading Islam by the sword?
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Your post is another good example of what I am complaining about.
The name was Schickelgruber (so spelled). A typical Austrian / South German name, not a Jewish one.
There is no evidence that Hitler had Jewish origins. But don't let that stop you from engaging in irresponsible rumor-mongering.
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