Every year that passes brings us closer to the disaster that will be triggered by two opposing religious beliefs. Jews believe that “god” gave that part of Palestine known as Israel to them while Palestinians are convinced the land is theirs. Various US presidents have tried to bring peace to the area but that’s impossible while Jews continue to drive Palestinians from their homes.
‘Christians for Israel’ is a powerful lobby group, no US president thus far has dared to stand up to it. As a result the USA continues to fund the Israeli war effort to the tune of five billion dollars per year. Peace talks are doomed when the referee is helping one side oppress and evict the other.
The problem, as with so many other problems, is due to erroneous brainfill. So long as both sides believe that their particular Holy Book is right while every other Holy Book is wrong then massive conflict is inevitable and nuclear war probable. The only glimmer of hope, and it’s a dim glimmer, is that some young Israelis are beginning to realise that there are two sides to this argument. If it becomes possible for them to prevail over their fundamentalist counterparts then maybe, just maybe, constructive dialogue might be possible.
Read this, connect the dots, and see if you agree with me that the present situation is hopeless. See if you agree with my statement, published elsewhere that The Only Way to Save the World is to Attack the Mind.
THE HOLY BIBLE
God instructs Israelis to smite and destroy Palestinians, and to drive the remainder out of Palestine.
And the Lord said unto Abram, after Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land that thou seest, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed forever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him saying… And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
The people shall hear and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestine… all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon them. Exodus15:16
All this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. Exodus 32: 13
For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders. Exodus 34:24
But I have said unto you. Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you, a land that floweth with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God, which has separated you from other people. Leviticus 20: 24-25
And thou shalt do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well for thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, To cast out all of thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken. Deuteronomy 6: 18-19
When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee…. seven nations greater and mightier than thou: And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them ; thou shalt make no covenant, nor shew mercy unto them. Deuteronomy 7:1-2
Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours. From the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, and even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. Deuteronomy 11: 23-25
But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth. But thou shalt utterly destroy them… as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 20: 16 King James Authorised Version
Al Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahri ABC Internet News 9/11/2003
“We will not let America enjoy security until security becomes a fact in Palestine.”
“What you have seen so far is nothing but the opening skirmishes.”
“As to the real epic, it has not started yet – prepare yourselves to pay for your crimes.”
“The United States has killed our women and children, plundered our resources and backed tyrants in our nation. If you insist on carrying on the aggression, you should expect us to retaliate with every available means.”
God instructs Muslims to murder Jews and Christians at every opportunity.
1. We will cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers… their lodging shall be the fire. (3.144)
2. Surely those who disbelieve in our signs – we shall certainly roast them at a fire… (4.59)
8. Do the people of the cities feel secure our might shall not come upon them at night while they are sleeping? Do the people of the cities feel secure our might shall not come upon them in the daylight while they are playing? (7.95)
Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush. (9.5)
13. O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you a harshness. (9.125)
15. We shall let the unbelievers taste a terrible chastisement, and will recompense them with the worst of what they were working. When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks. (47.5)
The Jews, the Christians and the pagans will burn forever in the Fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6)
Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini
Ayatollah Khomeini instructs Muslims to rise up and wage a Holy War against all governments until “the final victory.”
3. Islam is the religion of those who struggle for truth and justice, of those who clamor for liberty and independence. It is the school of those who fight against colonialism. Moslems have no alternative, if they wish to correct the balance of society, and force those in power to conform to the laws and principles of Islam, to an armed holy war against profane governments.
4. Holy war means the conquest of all non-Moslem territories. Such a war may well be declared after the formation of an Islamic government worthy of that name, at the direction of the Iman or under his order. It will then be the duty of every able-bodied adult male to volunteer for this war of conquest, the final aim of which is to put Koranic Law into power from one end of the earth to the other.
5. The Friday prayers were the means of mobilizing the people, of inspiring them to battle. The man who goes to war straight from the mosque is afraid of only one thing – God. Dying, poverty, and homelessness mean nothing to him; an army of men like that is a victorious army.
6. We have no recourse other than to overthrow all governments that do not rest on pure Islamic principles, and are thus corrupt and corrupting, and to tear down the traitorous, rotten, unjust, and tyrannical administrative systems that serve them. That is not only our duty in Iran, but it is also the duty of all Moslems in the world, to carry the Islamic political revolution to its final victory.
That’s it folks. Clearly, those few amongst you with your eyes wide open and your brain functioning will see how the world’s two most exclusive religions – both adored by “God” – are under instructions from that same God to destroy each other. Christians and pagans must be destroyed also.
If you still believe that everything is tickety-boo and that all you have to do is keep quiet, not make a fuss, just be nice, tolerant, compliant little atheists, then there is no hope for the world.