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  1. Monotheistic Dances part 40

    So, we have seen that the Moslem world itself has been rent by internal strife from time to time, the biggest being the split between the Shiahs and the Sunnis. It seems that there have been more infighting between the Muslims themselves, than between the Muslims and outsiders. In one fight, a groupl of Muslims was getting beaten by another group of Muslims, so they tore out pages of the Quran and fixed them to the tips of their swords. It worked, there was truce and then a peace between the two ...
  2. Monotheistic Dances part 39

    I have made the statement many times that, while there is a similarity between all three Monotheistic beliefs that we are mainly considering, there is no monolithic face for all three. Well, there is a face to each one, but on closer inspection you can see the cracks, fissures and holes in each face that mark the differences. One could well argue that each one has many faces, and that would be closer to the truth. Historians like to maximize the similarities in talking about the 'evolution' of Monotheism, ...
  3. Monotheistic Dances part 38

    It is a fact of human history that we live our lives as individuals, and we all know that. This means that as the history of Monotheism progresses, it carries along with it the individual lives of those who believe. I am not engaging in a philosophical depiction of 'History' as a way of life, simply that a belief, or set of beliefs, that is shared, to some extent, by a group a people enters into, to some extent and in some way, the lives of each individual.Some will react, and some will just go ...
  4. Monotheistic Dances part 32

    If you should take a gander through YouTube at the subject of 'Muslim vs. Christian' debates, you will find a growing number. Such Christian writer/speakers as James White, Jay Smith, William Lane Craig, and David Wood have taken on a number of Moslem speakers concerning a variety of topics. The internet makes a place to not only engage, but to spread the results of such engagement; often with commentary dished up on the side. The goes for a number of Judaic debaters who try to offset the growing ...
  5. Monotheistic dances part 31

    During the Industrial Revolution in the North, many blacks left the south seeking jobs in the northern cities. They felt whatever they found had to be better than what they were leaving. They were usually the last hired, the least protected, and not allwed in many trade unions. But, the wages were better than the south, so many thrived and set down roots. Then, the great depression rolled through and wiped out the hopes and dreams of so many, white and black alike. A grim type of life that many ...
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