Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What Am I Doing?

In a comment, Nick asks (somewhat rudely) what I think I’m doing!

I am telling the clerics of Judaism, Christianity and Islam that their INTERPRETATIONS of their own Holy Scriptures have caused every Religious War throughout monotheism’s history, including today’s "holy war" waged by extremist Muslims, which now promises to end with nuclear explosions! Those "official" interpretations set the three religions against each other from the start of their mutual history. The Prophets, whose messages are recorded in three Holy Books, revealed the Lord God of Abraham and the Messiah He promised to send us. The clergies’ interpretations of those revelations made Jews reject Jesus, which made Christians hate Jews, which convinced Muslims that Islam had supplanted both religions, which made Jews and Christians hate Muslims.

What has all that accomplished? The chances are that the more "religious" you are, the more you believe some clerics’ interpretations! But, together, those clerics have provoked the "holy war" that we read about in today’s news.

What can we do about it? We can begin by listening to the actual teachings preserved in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the Koran. Together, they reveal our Creator. But, singly, they leave much unsaid—while encouraging deadly self-satisfaction!

1 comment:

Nick said...

Hey, I apologize for being rude. I guess I'd read too much about terrorists before I got to your site. But I think you're fighting a losing cause. Nobody I know would think of changing their religion to make peace. If that's what we've gotta do, we'd better start building bomb shelters.