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I am plagued with a terrible ailment: I lost my faith? What kind of faith?

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“إيماني القديم”
أنا مصابة بداء خطير، ولأنكم أصدقائي وصديقاتي سأسرّ لكم به:

((لقد … فقدتُ … إيماني …))
أقصد إيماني التقليدي يعني، إيماني القديم تبع بسم الآب والابن، ولاإله الا الله، وحي على الصلاة، وأشهد أن الروح القدس، ومن

هالحكي …
وفجأة نبت بداخلي إيمان جديد؟! لا لا … ليس جديداً، بل نبت بداخلي إيماني الأقدم …

كيف ؟؟؟
سأحكي لكم …


منذ طفولتي الباكرة كنت أشعر بأن شيئاً ما يسكن روحي يشدني لعمق أعماق روحي، شيئاً يبحث عن وجهه، هويته، اسمه، ملامحه، كينونته ، تجسده …
وبطريقة ما عزز أبي الحبيب هذه النزعة في ابنته …

أجهل كيف ولماذا ومتى بدأ كل ذلك …كنت أذهب إلى الكنيسة في دمشق قليلاً، لكني كنت عاشقة للذهاب إلى كنيسة ضيعتي في ( Tartos in Syria)طرطوس، المتن

كنت أشعر أن المسيح في المتن لا يشبه مسيح دمشق تماماً، هو يشبهني أنا أكثر مما يشبه مسيح دمشق …
في دمشق يسوع لطيف أنيق، مرتب، مضاء بأنوار مبهرة وألوان ذهبية، والناس الذي يزورونه جميعهم مثله مرتبون أنيقون لطفاء …

لا … في كنيسة الضيعة الأمر مختلف تماماً …
في المتن يسوع بسيط فقير معتّر، متواضع وحزين، في عينيه دمعة ألم ولمعة نصر يمتزجان معاً في سر غريب، لا تضيئه الأنوار المبهرة ولا يشع منه الذهب… هو نفسه يشع بالنور من خلال لهب الشموع …

والناس الذين يزورونه يدخلون مطأطئين رؤوسهم، قارعين صدورهم، غارقين في بساطتهم لدرجة الخجل، مجانين بحبه لدرجة الهبل، دراويش قابلين للبكاء بدموع من دم في أية لحظة…


في دمشق عرفت أن المسيحيين ليسوا واحداً

هناك نحن الروم أرثوذوكس، و هناك روم كاثوليك لا يحتفلون معنا بقيامة المسيح في الفصح نفسه، وموارنة ولاتين لا يتبعون نفس بطريركيتنا السورية في أنطاكية وسائر المشرق، وأن هناك سريان وأرمن لا يعتقدون بالضبط كما نعتقد، وبروتستانت لا يضعون الأيقونات في كنائسهم و و و و …


أما في المتن، وبعد أن كبرت قليلاً وصرت عاشقة للقراءة غارقة في كتب التاريخ، فقد عرفت أن يسوع أيضاً ليس يسوعاً واحداً، بل هو

عدد من الصور والوجوه والأسماء لعدد من الأشخاص الذين يشبهون بعضهم ويشبهوننا في الجسد ، لكن أرواحهم إلهية …
في المتن اكتشفت أن يسوع شيعي من آل البيت، علوي حسيني يصرخ والدماء تتدفق من جراحه: هيهات منا الذلة ..

.وهو أيضاً سني صوفي المذهب يدور ويدور في الحضرات منشداً مع الحلاج على الصليب: الناس موتى، وأهل الحب أحياء …سوري قومي اجتماعي أعطى سوريا وديعتها: الدماء التي تجري في عروقه وهو يقول مع أنطون سعادة: الحياة وقفة عز فقط
يسوعي أقدم من المسيحية، يسوعي تمّوزي يمتد لآلاف السنين قبل الميلاد،

إله حق من إله حق، نور من نور، إله محبة وفداء وتضحية، إله محبّ للحياة لكنه يحب الموت حين يكون الموت طريقاً لحياة أحبائه …
كان اسمه تموز السوري، صار اسمه بعل الكنعاني، حدد الآرامي، أدون، أدونيس، يسوع المسيح، نضال جنّود، يحي الشغري، سومر
شدود، بنيان بدر ونّوس، نور عيسى، حسن عدنان ونّوس، ابراهيم أحمد برّي


واليوم أعرف أكثر وأؤمن أكثر أني أدين بدين الحب لسوريا، وسوريا ديني وإيماني …
كل من يدعم إيماني بعقيدة الفداء السورية هو عيني وقلبي وتاج راسي …


وكل من لا يدعم سوريا وطني وأمي، كائناً من كان، ولو كان خوري كنيسة آيا صوفيا، هو من دين غير ديني لا أنتمي إليه ولا ينتمي إلي …
هذا هو الداء الذي أصبت به ولا أريد أن أبرأ منه …


سوريا لك السّلام … سوريا أنتِ الهدى
سوريا لكِ السلام … سوريا نحن الفدا

Democracy in America?  By Alexis de Tocqueville

A French social scientist observations in the 18th century of USA political system

Note: Re-editing the post of 2016

Alexis de Tocqueville may be considered the first modern social scientist using the mechanisms he developed to explain political, economical and social phenomena in various political systems.

“Every morning, I find that somebody has just discovered some general and eternal law that I never heard of. General ideas that pack a lot into a small volume”.

“The exaggerated social system based on general causes is a source of consolation for mediocre historians ( and current reporters). It invariably provides them with a few grand explanations, useful for quickly extricate themselves from any difficulties they encounter in their work. And it favors weak and lazy minds to garner a reputation of profundity”.

How fitting for current times. (Need to cater for micro-social facts and observation)

“In the rare centuries of doubt (where rational trends dominate), people cling stubbornly to their belief systems. People are Not ready to die for their opinions, but they do Not change them. And you find both fewer martyrs and fewer apostates”

The problem in this period of doubt, certain categories of communities are transforming issues into a century of horror stories of faith.

Beware of the tyranny of the majority in “democratic republics”:

“The Master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free Not to think as I do. You may keep your life, properties, retain your civic privileges… but the majority in your community will ostracize you and refuse to esteem you, or to demand your vote. Those who believe in your innocence will steer away from you lest they are shunned in turn”

Isn’t what happens to Whistler blowers? At the doors of Abortion clinics, or gay marriages…? In France they even deny him the citizenship.

Alexis borrowed in Montaigne and Pascal views on ignorance:  “It may be plausibly asserted that there is an infant-school ignorance which precedes knowledge and another doctoral ignorance which comes after it” (Montaigne).

This is the state of education affairs in the Arabic speaking Islamic countries: Koranic schools and doctors in fikh (religious sect laws) and other religious degrees… Ignorance lies at the ends of knowledge

“When an opinion takes hold in a “democratic” nation and establishes itself in a majority of minds, it becomes self-sustaining and can perpetuate itself without effort: Nobody will attack it. No one combat the doomed belief openly. This hollow ghost of public opinion is enough to chill the blood of would-be innovators (in political sphere) and reduces them to respectful silence”

“The American life-style is to take short-cuts by adopting general, all-purpose ideas: They are bombarded with so many individualistic responsibilities that they lack the necessary leisure time to indulge in reflective time-consuming periods”

An observation that was valid 2 centuries ago and worsening. Worse, spreading like wild fire all over the world and in Asia.

“The Americans seldom admit that they give in to selfless altruistic endeavors: They are pleased to explain all their actions in terms of self-interest properly understood. They will obligingly demonstrate how enlightened their behaviors regularly lead them to help out one another and makes them ready and willing to sacrifice a portion of their time and wealth for the good of the State”.

“The norms make a difference and they cannot be switched at will: either your norms are of the “honor kinds” or of the “material interest”

Prisoner’s Dilemma” of two persons involved in the same crime:

1. If you inform on the other, and the other refuses to inform on you, you are set free

2. If both inform on one another, both get 5-year prison term

3. If both refuse to inform, both get a year prison term.

Thus, make sure you do your due diligence and do Not inform?

The rationale of this Dilemma is used to explain:

1.The weakness of public institutions: people want strong institutions but refuse to pay the necessary taxes

2. The case of lobbying interest. Ironically, the more the number of lobbies, the more the central power imperceptibly expand, which the lobbies don’t want

3. The more frequent the number of private bankruptcies (risk takers) the more the State/casino win. Thus, the lack of stigma in bankruptcy.

“Politicians have this capacity to manage the creation of ephemeral convictions in accordance with the feelings and interests of the moments: They can, with a tolerable good conscience, do things that are far from honest”

Individualism is a recent expression, a reflective and tranquil sentiment achieved by creating a small community (modern tribe) for his use. he gladly leaves the larger society to take care of itself”

Americans want the Union, but reduced to a shadow: they want it strong in few cases and weak in most cases, particularly in period of peace”

Is that why the US government launch frequent pre-emptive wars outside its boundaries?

“The aristocratic families would willingly preserve the democratic habits of the (political system) if only they could reject its social state and laws”

Actually, the elite classes always succeed in circumventing the few laws that theoretically could have been applied to them.

Every morning, I find that somebody has just discovered some general and eternal law that I never heard of. General ideas that pack a lot into a small volume.

Note 1: I read Democracy in America and the Ancient Regime (France before the revolution) in their originals many years ago.  It is striking that the Revolution in France didn’t have to change anything in the administrative structure of the ancient regime.

Note 2: And the “professionals” who are researching details and facts on the ground are rare because Not paid to do these dirty fundamental jobs. What irks me most is that scientific papers fail to extend additional hypotheses and conjectures to what they have researched ,in order for the rest of us to follow up and demonstrate them

Note 3: Traditions of classes, professions, family and social structure, and religious beliefs… have been initially drawn from observations of human nature and establishing general notions, before the politicians (men of actions) in each sphere of influence in life organized them to self-serve the interests of the elites.

If we seek reforms by bringing up human nature then we are following the wrong direction.

What is needed is to develop a belief system based on that “all born people have the rights to enjoy equal opportunities to learning, getting training, health and due processes with a fair justice system”.

This new belief system or petition principle is feasible because in transparent democratic processes people rely on the majority opinion to extend any rational excuses for their attitudes.

Equal practical opportunities circumvent the wrong implication that opinions are reached independently of their surrounding. The effects of community sanctions to deviation attitudes from the belief system can then formalize the equal opportunities rights to everyone.


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