Thursday, June 30, 2005
The Measure Of God: righteousness
"Oh humankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honored among you in the sight of Allah is the who is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)" (49:13). It is clear from this verse of Quran the measure that God uses to us is our righteousness. To learn this we have to go and make our measure from the Bible and Quran. Most principles to be righteousness are the same in the Bible and Quran: to be just, honest, kind,.... Theologians from the three major religions can easily agree on that. They may differ which book is the most they trust. But the righteousness are the same. Selective righteousness is a common practice. To be sure we are not preaching hypocrisy we have to follow the righteousness that God want us to have. Otherwise we will be creating our own God. Before Islam the Arabs would make their own God of dates and when they get hungary they eat their God. Islam believes in getting righteousness through a sound political system. This is complicated by the fact that other religions may not like it and secular thinkers are quite fearful of the overtake of religious people over their life. The brilliance of Moral Utopia Project I proposed (see in my blog) that it accommodates every one. It will make it possible to have the lamb and wolf sleep in the same bed. I am not creating a new religion or mixing religions but allowing our coexistence. At time of prophets there were the followers against the disbelievers. In early Islam the government was particularly difficult to accommodate its enemies. Now it became very difficult to live except as one world family. The media particularly the internet makes it possible to exchange the ideas and connect all of us at home. Finding the right background to all of us will allow this utopia dream to come true. The brilliant of the project is that it makes the individual and even countries to feel no oppression but loosely connected in a system that respect and church all humans. It creates a predictable and safe world. I have no doubt that the savior is the Christ and it will be wise to prepare the world for his coming. I agree with the evangelists to spread the gospel to all the world before he comes. The morality of the gospel with that of the Quran and old testament will make the world much better place to live in. We are separating the state and Church but we are taking the common dominator of our religions to build a righteous world. This project aimed to get all of us righteous 5-9/10 not like with fanatics who want all of us to be like prophets 10/10 or those religious leaders who accepts 9/10 for few people and the rest can be 1-2/10. For people who think the world is doing very well and I have an image problem they have to visit many Muslim countries where many people are living in cemeteries. Many of them envy the dead who do not need to suffer the daily hardship. Or they can read the statistics of their own schools to see the spread of violence, drugs and STD's. If the west wants to continue to enjoy domination, power and prestige I have no problem, they just have to take care of the world. As in world wars movie we may be watched all along and the UFO's (or the angels) are getting ready. I do not read the future but I read the bible.