Category Archives: 4. RELIGIONS

Discussing particular religions, including Christianity and Islam.

The Kairos Document

Kairos Document A moment of truth,  A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering Introduction We, a group of Christian Palestinians, after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering … Continue reading

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Christianity and War

The following splendid diatribe against Christian involvement in war, militarism and the armed forces is taken from the website The author, Laurence M. Vance is a prolific writer on this topic, but I regard this article as his best. … Continue reading

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Paris massacre: thoughts and questions – by Penjihad

This article is copied from website of the American Muslim blogger Penjihad: Well, in spite of my prayers that these murderers should not be Muslims, it soon transpired that they were indeed, Muslim. How does one react to such … Continue reading

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Letter to Al-Baghadi: summary

This is the executive summary of the letter sent by Muslim scholars to Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi, ‘Caliph’ of the ‘Islamic State’ on 19 September 2014 CE.

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Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them

The phrase “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” appears more than once in the Qu’ran. Many critics of Islam, and a few Muslim extremists, taking this phrase out of context, conclude that the Qu’ran encourages Muslim violence towards non-Muslims. … Continue reading

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The following explanation of the term ‘Jihad’ is taken from the website of the blogger ‘Penjihad’. “Jihad” springs from the Arabic “Jhd” which means “struggle”; “Jihad”  means the act of struggle, “Mujahid” (Plural, Mujahideen) is someone who is doing “Jihad”. … Continue reading

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Holy Places in the Holy Land

I have never been much interested in the idea of holy places. I do not yearn to visit Jerusalem or Bethlehem, and I do not think such a visit would improve my understanding of Jesus. Nevertheless, I must confess there … Continue reading

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Religious fanaticism and religious faith

Here are examples of religious fanaticism from both sides in the Israel/Palestine dispute.

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The oldest Church

The Antiochian Orthodox Church is the oldest of all the Churches, founded by Saints Paul and Barnabas in New Testament times.

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Obama, Netanyahu and the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

Ten years ago, North Korea withdrew from the NPT, signaling its intention to develop nuclear weapons. It has now built and tested several nuclear bombs, has sophisticated missile technology, and could easily deliver a bomb to neighbouring South Korea. It … Continue reading

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