Thursday, July 14, 2005

1 comment:

Bilquees said...

Salaam, shalom, peace, Anab,

From discussions we have had, I know how you feel about acts of violence being committed in the name of religion -- or anything else for that matter.

One of the things I find extremely relevant, interesting, and compelling is your ideas about spiritual abuse and its connection to terrorism and how one must necessarily lose their faith (as all too often happens as a result of spiritual abuse) in order to be in a mindset to try to justify (in their minds only) killing other human beings.

Self-defense, of course, is a different matter altogether.

I hope I'm not misstating or over-simplifying this very complicated topic -- although I'm beginning to wonder really if the whole thing isn't very simple.

How hard is this to understand?

"Thou shalt not kill."

Perhaps the notion of what it means to be an "unbeliever" can be tied to the actions rather than the stated "beliefs" of people.

May we all become believers of the Truth and not something quite opposed to it -- whether we call ourselves muslims, christians, jews, or a "believer" of any other religion.

In my mind, to kill another human being in anything but self-defense = a lack of faith in God and Truth.

There are many things in this world we live in that influence our faith and beliefs, and necessarily, if one agrees with this, the implications for people who claim to believe yet make war against innocent people are far-reaching.

Please, when you have the time, share your ideas about this important topic here in your blog.