Saturday, August 19, 2006

reminder

Islam means "peace"

1 comment:

Orange_Cross said...

I just wrote an email to Ayatollah Muhammad Husain Fadlallah, a popular cleric with Hezbollah:
"
Why not pacifism? It is not clear to me that God desires the bearing of arms against one's human enemies. At heart, as we are created by God, man is not the enemy of his fellow man. Our only enemy is the idea of evil. The idea sometimes possesses man for a time, it runs its course but ultimately the perfection of God's creation, which is man, will cast it out or with the aid of the perfect love of his fellow man (a gift of God, his perfect good creation) cast it out. I believe that violence has been done, one man against another, but the violence does not end if violence is the first response and the continuing interaction. I hope that your messages will continue to be messages of peace, in the interest of the manifestation of human perfection, love of God and love of one's fellow man created in the image of God, a perfect thing, a sacred vessel. When one has knowledge, it is one's responsibility to lead the ignorant, to bring tears to their eyes as their love wells up inside quenching the fire and displacing hate. I believe hate is like a fire, it hints at hell, I pray that it will be put out for the people's sake. Praise God, who desires only good and does not desire that we should be punished.
"

I'll let you know if he responds.