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Archive for March 12th, 2009

215.  Persia’s Safavide Empire (1501-1750 AC) (Part 5, March 2, 2009)

 

216.  Dreaming has a Memory of its own (March 2, 2009)

 

217.  Nietzsche: “God is dead” (Part 3, March 3, 2009)

 

218.  “Routine”: Not such a bad Schedule (March 5, 2009)

 

219.  Coelho’s mountain climbing: None of Guidelines were never followed (March 5, 2009)

 

220.  Nietzsche’s “Christianity is a carbon copy of Judaism” (Part 5, March 6, 2009)

 

221.  Bi-Weekly report (#14) on the Middle East and Lebanon (March 7, 2009)

 

222.  Free Style “Poetry”: The Lebanese kind (March 7, 2009)

 

223.  Drama: Here are the Choices (March 9, 2009)

 

224.  Power: No Longer a Point of View (March 9, 2009)

 

225.  A Happy Meal (March 10, 2009)

 

226.  Rituals of Human Sacrifices (March 10, 2009)

 

227.  The Century of Islam (March 10, 2009)

“Thus Spoken Jesus” (Part 1, March 3, 2009)

 

Note: this is an ongoing piece

 

            Nietzsche wrote “Thus Spoken Zarathustra”, Jebran Khalil Jebran “Thus Spoken Orphelis”, Nasri Sayegh “Thus spoken a Killer”.  Every extremist sect would like you to believe that their “Book” is the truth, the guidebook to life and that not a single word should be changed or tampered with.  They have the freedom of opinion and I have mine.  I write “Thus Spoken Jesus”.

 

“Rabbi (Master) how should I behave in life to get to Paradise?” asked a follower.  Jesus said “Rabbi in your eyes.  My message is not a set of instructions delivered by a teacher.  If you badly need instructions in order to live then read the prophets who spoke in the wilderness and abide by the laws.  I tell stories and speak in parables (examples) of the Land.”

 

“Rabbi, are your parables the only truth and guidelines?” said a follower. Jesus went on:  “There are many versions to my parables and it is up to you to re-write them and edit them according to your fresh set of values. I am not to preach laziness of the mind but to nudge you to individual reflection.”

 

“Rabbi, how can I free my soul from earth attachments?”  Jesus replied “What you freely acquired from your environment and community is yours; it is your own responsibility for whatever you act upon. Don’t blame anyone or society for your behavior. Go to the wilderness and reflect on your soul.  Make sure the location has a large tree with umbrage.  Let the birds and the living creature share your habitat.  Do not overstay your loneliness.  You are not an isolated tree or a plant”

 

“Rabbi, the town is expecting your coming and it is preparing sacrificial lambs in your honor” Jesus replied” Do not imitate those hypocritical Pharisees who hide their sins behind external rituals of piety.  The only sacrifice agreeable to God is your individual conquest against sinful behaviors toward your neighbor”

 

“Son, what the neighbors would say about your wanderings with a bunch of friends?” said his mother.  Jesus replied “Woman, we are not at the same wave length.  You are always worried about the details for survival and society’s customs and traditions.  I have a message that you are not ready to comprehend.  Woman, leave it at that and stop harassing me”

 

“Rabbi, order Marie to help me out in the kitchen” said Martha.  Jesus replied “Martha, Martha, you are worrying about countless matters and you should work for the salvation of your soul.  Marie has poured expensive perfume over my feet and all she wants is to learn and follow my message”

 

“Rabbi is there redemption?” asked a follower. Jesus said “The doors of the master of the house are opened as there is daylight.  Once the master goes to bed then the doors are closed for the night.  All the banging will not open the doors when you are late.”

 

“Rabbi, the Pharisees are parked in and around the temple in Jerusalem, selling and transacting usury” warned a followers. Jesus said: “As I arrive to Jerusalem I will chase out and away all the sacerdotal caste with a whip and turn over their tables. These hypocritical priests have been usurping the message of God for compassion and charity for profit.  The temple is for praying and not a location for the professional guild of priesthood.”

 

“Rabbi, I have been practicing the Ten Commandments of our prophet Moses. Is that good enough to salvage my soul?” asked a follower.  Jesus replied: “Following the Ten Commandments is a good practice to changing your behavior toward your neighbor. But no, if you never learn to love and show compassion to your neighbor then the doors of Heaven are closed to you”

 

“Rabbi, I have the best intentions in the world; the harsh reality of life is not making it easy at all to show my good intentions” said a follower. Jesus said: “Good intentions are the first stepping stones.  Verily, verily, if you fail to nurture your good intentions into tangible acts of charity toward your neighbor then the doors of Heaven are locked to you”

 

“Rabbi, are animal sacrifices acceptable to God for forgiveness of sins?” asked a follower. Jesus replied: “I have come to redempt humanity and liberate man of the superstition of Original Sin.  No sacrificial rituals of man, animal, or things are acceptable to God. You need to sacrifice your sinful tendencies by praying, reflecting, and changing your behavior toward your neighbor”

 

“Rabbi, I don’t seem to get what I want” said a follower. Jesus said: “Knock on doors and it will be opened.  Keep knocking on doors; do not relent on asking for what you want. Keep applying and requesting. The birds have their lodging.  God will offer your “daily bread” as long as you confidently and feverishly ask for it.”

Should Palestinian Hamas Recognize Israel?  (March 12, 2009)

 

            Hamas and the Palestinian Resistance forces could recognize a secular, democratic, and liberal Israel. The major roadblock is that the UN Charters prohibit the Palestinians to recognize apartheid, racist, and theocratic State.  Either the UN changes it charters to appreciating apartheid, racist, and theocratic systems or it has to pressure the USA and Europe to consistently “encourage” Israel to change. When Israel is willing to pass a resolution by its Parliament that the Zionist State relinquishes its ideology of apartheid, racism, and theocratic Jewish States based on the Judaic religious laws then Israel has to courageously behave and act accordingly. The Palestinians want proof that Israel is behaving as a civil society in concordance with World expectation for modern States.

            The World Community wants Israel to tear down the “Wall of Shame”, to remove the hundreds of “roadblocks of humiliations”, to stop the implantations of colonies in illegal Palestinian lands, to abolish the colonial British laws of detention without legal proceedings, and to seriously crack down on the hooliganism of the colonists.

Obviously, the Palestinians would also relinquish a system based on theocratic Moslem State based on religious laws.  In this case, the Palestinian State would be joining Syria, Yemen, Algeria, and Tunisia as non theocratic States in the Arab World.  Iraq was non theocratic until Bush Junior decided otherwise without the UN consent.  Lebanon is by its Constitution a non theocratic State but is governed and structured as a multiple theocratic State with 19 recognized religious sects regulating the private lives of the Lebanese from birth to death.

            The Palestinians and their resistances have not been fighting for 70 years and sacrificing hundreds of thousands of martyrs, and suffering ignominy and unlimited forms of humiliations and hardship to just safeguard their rights of return to their usurped lands; the Palestinians have been steadfast to establish a State that would not be constantly threatened by an apartheid, racist, expansionist, and theocratic neighboring Jewish State.

            Arafat and his Fateh faction have offered Israel a fundamental freebee. They recognized a Sate that never relinquished its system of apartheid, racism, and theocratic fundamentals.  Fair negotiation is based on similar principles.  The Palestinians are not to be pressured to accept ideologies and practices that are contrary to their survival as a State while Israel can enjoy the vetoes and blessings of the USA and Europe for whatever it does of crimes against humanity.

 

The Palestinians and the free men around the world have already recognized Israel as the land of apartheid, racism, genocide, humiliation, and crimes committed against humanity.  If the USA and Europe want a different kind of recognition toward Israel then it is up to them to pressure this Zionist State to prove to the world and to itself that it had learned the lesson and would like the UN to recognize a new state according to its charters.


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