Submitted by Charles Knighton
“Bulbulia said Islam did not preach violence or terrorism and groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, though claiming Muslim roots, operated outside the teachings of Islam.” Muslims: No terrorists here, headline page 6 article, October 20 Nation
While I believe the accuracy of this article’s headline, actions always speak louder than words. When one considers the current state of world affairs, does it not foster a sense of uncertainty in the general population at the motivations of local Muslims who wish to establish an exclusive Muslim community in Barbados?
Just this summer, many Muslims marched in the streets of London, Paris and other cities to condemn the deaths of Gazans at the hands of Israel. Even in Bridgetown a small group of Muslims, accompanied by Barbados’ patron saint of questionable causes, Mr. David Commissiong, staged a protest. But where are the demonstrations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s horrific, wide-scale slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and fellow Muslims?
Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, Ph.D.& CFS, Biotechnologist & Certified Food Scientist
In which country does a minority race rule the majority?
At present, there is a discourse on Muslims in Barbados. The following article is submitted in the hope that Barbadians would analyze things for themselves and do some reading and research.
Eighty percent of the population of the Central African Republic is Christian. The other twenty percent is ostensibly Muslim. Ostensibly because part of the Muslim population is non-native (illegal from Chad and so on). In the past both Christians and Muslims lived in harmony. The Muslim rebel commander, Mr.Djotodia in the past sought funding from the “Organization of the Islamic Conference”(OIC) in Saudi Arabia in 2012 to establish a separate country.
Submitted by Pachamama
Serapis Christus was merely a creation of Roman Emperor Constantine
Our planet home is no more than one great Disney Land. A Land of Make Believe. A land where there are no hard distinctions between what is unreal and what is real. Between what is false and what is true. What is just and what is unjust. So reality, as judged by human perceptions about the beginning or the end, or anything in between, finds the real truths about our existence forever unbelievable. This absence of truths has led to the lack of freedoms and there can be no means to stymie this rot in this epoch.’
The childhood device to understand reality through the creation of make belief is no less applicable to religion, all religions. Whether it is Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or Judaism the elevation of make believe represents a potent weapon of ownership and control of the most valuable real estate on earth – the human mind. Constructed on a specious philosophical foundation, popular make belief has most of the world wedded to the fiction of a heaven and a hell, immaculate conception and reincarnation – sorcery. The total, provable and massive ‘imprecisions’ of religious doctrines. They hide the unbelievable truth that the fictitious character of Serapis Christus was merely a creation of Roman Emperor Constantine, 325AD, at the First Council of Nicaea. In reality, there is not a single thread of evidence he ever existed but whole cultures are based on this monstrous fable. More fundamental broadsides can be easily sustained in relation to Judaism, Islam and Hinduism but all four were built on the plagiarization of The African Story. A story that was merely allegory in the first place, not truth, not reality.
Benny Hinn is coming reported to be worth 27 million pounds
In the post analysis of the 2013 General Election one of the factors many believed played a part in the Democratic Labour Party’s victory was the support from the religious segment of the electorate. The appointment of David Durant to the Senate by the late David Thompson may lend some credence to the position that wooing the religious vote was part of a political strategy. An insight into Thompson’s strategy whether he believed it at the time was the the Non-denominational Inauguration Ceremony which was held at Kensington Oval in 2008. It was an elaborate affair and possibly won the hearts and minds of countless Barbadians who subscribe to Christian values.
BU will never question the faith of the goodly Senator David Durant, he appears to be a man fully committed to exploit his religious influence to the advantage of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). If people (Barbadians) are so gullible to favourably respond to Durant’s manipulation we say all the power to the DLP for pulling the strings.
The BLPites must still be kicking themselves for losing the last general election. It was theirs to win. The news that Reverend Ferdinand Nicholls and company have formed the National Alliance of Churches and Christian Organizations (NACCO) will be observed with great interest. The stated objective according to Nicholls is “to create a platform for churches to come together and address national issues at a time when a lot of criticism was coming their way because of a perceived lack of unity.” BU believes there is another objective and we are entitled to our opinion.
Submitted by Lemuel
Recently, Pope Francis sent a video to a conference of Protestant Conservative Evangelicals. In the video, Pope Francis extols them to embrace a healing of the protestations enacted by Martin Luther’s 90 theses when he nailed them to the church door in his native Germany. Pope Francis contends in his video that the Lutheran Church has buried the hatch and returned to the mother church, the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) or the Papacy and that the children of protestation now have no more reason not to be reunited with the RCC. I must admit that given what has been said about the current Pope, only he could have made this video. For he has truly been a model of the real Francis, whose name he took.
The video with the conference has gone viral on YouTube (Kenneth Copeland and Pope Francis), and the Evangelicals are now planning a number of visits to Rome to set the criteria for their return to Rome. On the surface, this should be a time for all religious sects and affiliates to rejoice and clamor to the door of the nearest Roman Catholic Church to render their confessions and partake in Communion and Mass. But what exactly was Martin Luther protesting against and what are the implications for this return to the mother church of Rome.
Luther’s protest emanated from his reading of a Latin Bible which he found at his monastery; in it he discovered that indulgences (payments to secure one’s loved ones from the torment of Hell) were bogus and not founded on the Scriptures.
Submitted by Zoe
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