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Quote ZamanH Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 7:24am
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We change the world by changing ourself,

that's true.

If you put all your hope of peace and justice on the tyrants and the murderers changing themselves, I don't agree with you. I will rather send them out of the world.

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Quote ZamanH Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 7:27am
By the way, I don't claim to be perfect, but I certainly don't accept that I am as bad as (or worse than) them.

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 8:08am
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Originally posted by Angel

Originally posted by Noah

We change the world by changing ourself,

that's true.

If you put all your hope of peace and justice on the tyrants and the murderers changing themselves, I don't agree with you. I will rather send them out of the world.

I don't agree with it either what you said placing all hope and justice on the tyrants as you say, that's not changing yourself so you can change the world. While thoughts play a part it is thru action, changing oneself will change the world.

If you want change, a new world, then you need to change yourself, you don't put hope and whatever onto other people that is not changing, of that you have missed the meaning.

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 8:09am

Originally posted by ZamanH

By the way, I don't claim to be perfect, but I certainly don't accept that I am as bad as (or worse than) them.

Same here

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 8:11am
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I consider the Western Europeans, Australians and Americans as the WEst (i.e their culture, history, politics etc). And Israelis too, I consider Israel more a western colony than a legimitate state.

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Quote ZamanH Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 8:33am

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If you want change, a new world, then you need to change yourself

I don't understand how will that make those who make mischief stop from acting mischeiviously?? 

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Quote b95000 Replybullet Posted: 15 July 2005 at 7:23pm
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As Salaam Alaikum

Nearly 500 years back, people in the West rebelled against corrupt religious hierarchy and thought that they have rebelled against God and won. Now, they seem to pride themselves over their godlessness. Their advances in the field of science has removed the fear of God from their hearts and made them feel superior to Allah (subhan-Allah). No other group of people have oppressed the weak and poor people of the world as much as the Westerners and for as long as they are doing. They permit lechery and sodomy among themselves. Whether they admit it or not, they are exceedingly indulging in wine and women. Western "culture" is exceptionally antagonistic to Islam (and Muslims) compared to other cultures. Muslims have suffered so much because of them..... The writing on the wall is, there can be NO compromise between Islam and the West. Those "Muslims" who have adopted WEstern culture will have to decide soon about which side they are in - Islam or the West (this is not any kind of demand from me, its my anticipation/prediction).

A big assumption!

For heaven's sake, stop blaming the west.

Can you define the West?



re: ZamanH: To view history through one simple prism is rarely ever a true picture - whether that prism is a Western or Eastern perspective.  To see nuances and understand more about human nature reveals a fuller picture of responsiblities.  The West & the East are neither wholly good nor wholly bad.

Furthermore, to refuse to take responsibility for oneself, and instead be constantly blaming others, is a huge error in life, imho.


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Quote ZamanH Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2005 at 10:48pm

To view history through on simple prism is rarely ever a true picture - whether that prism is a Western or Eastern perspective.  To see nuances and understand more about human nature reveals a fuller picture of responsiblities.  The West & the East are neither wholly good nor wholly bad.

Yes, I know. As I had said in other forum, I believe people in general are equally selfish everywhere. Westerners have got themselves to such situation that they depend on their prosperity on robbing others and to protect their interests they will probably side with robbers (that is reflected in the neo-con view of establishing an American century). Muslims on the other hand will have to fight the robbers to protect their interests.



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