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Aug 01

PEACE OR CONFLICT?

Peace or Conflict?

 

For the past two years I have listened to news reports of the growth of religious Muslim radicals.  As a behaviorist I try to see both sides of issues to apply my four points to help others make better short and long term decisions.

On the peace side I see millions of Muslims here in the U.S. and all over the world integrating themselves into other cultures.  To live in a foreign country, you must agree to abide by their laws and customs.  That is how peace and order are maintained.

On the radical side, I see growing groups who interpret the Koran very differently.  They are represented by percentages of the total Muslim population, and that small percentage of radicals is still a very high number.

And where are they all going to infiltrate and spread their radical message through fear and intimidation?  How is that culture populating the world to their views?

What is the Koran and what does it say in literal terms for radicals to interpret and fuel their cause?  That if you are not a Muslim you are to be killed?  If you are a Muslim and advocate for peace among all faiths, you are an Infidel and must also be killed?

Must you practice Sharia Law?  Or must you live by the laws of the country where you want to live in peace?  Forget the communal living within a country.  You are still bound by the laws of that country.

There have been many religious wars.  This concept is not new.  But the application of my four points is new to make better decisions.  Point #2 “Anyone can rationalize anything to get what they want.”  And point #3 “You can’t build accountability in a micromanagement system.”

If the world of nations is aggravated by the senseless attacks against innocent people, then they must more strongly encourage Muslim members to make changes or suffer harm such as being denied immigration.  Or live in peace without being harassed.

Here is what I don’t understand.  If the majority of Muslims want to live in peace why don’t they assemble all the Koran scholars, Emons, and Clerics they can to a conference and rewrite the Koran to bring it up to peace-loving modern times?

King James of England brought scholars together and they rewrote the Bible so it could be properly read in English.  That new version of the Bible was published in 1611 and is used by most all Christian faiths today.

Heinous atrocities committed in the name of God with the promise of eternal life?   That is a bad omen that could be rewritten.

Why not follow what the Buddhist Monk said centuries ago, “If you can’t help people, certainly don’t harm them.”

History tells us that when enough pain has been inflicted people want it to stop.  Then they take drastic measures.  Point #1, “You go for pleasure and avoid pain.”

The resultant blood bath will harm more innocent people but unfortunately the root cause will still remain to resurface in another form if it is not rewritten and followed by future generations of peace-loving Muslims.

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