Tuesday, October 07, 2003

None Dare Call it Armageddon

None dare call it crusades,
None dare call it Armageddon...

Time for a little peace, love and truth-telling

I just watched a History Channel video on The Crusades, just to gain a little information on that period for a dollar...the rental charge on the video.
Turns out Damascus played an important role. I flash forward to the present news of Israel bombing Damascus and shake my head. Will this madness ever cease? Why can't we all just get along? Is God that deranged that he or she would not allow a sort of wise tolerance to enter into the souls of these endlessly warring peoples?

I googlesearch the matter and stumble upon a page which bears this quote:

The Prophet (pbuh) said: The place of assembly of the Muslims at the time of the Armageddon (al-Malhamah, the great war) will be in al-Ghutah near a city called Damascus, one of the best cities in Sham. (Abu-Dawud)

...this makes me feel no better. No better at all. Even a little anxious.

Bush's poll numbers are falling, badly, and when that happens...someone has to be kicked. Kicking dogs is illegal. Vicariousness is an intriguing concept, and one wonders if such things do not still go on among world leaders. We don't need no stinking religious war or religious victory. Blessed the peacemakers.

All people are created equal. It is the handful who act otherwise. And sadly, it is that handful that currently rule the world.

If mothers ruled the world, less children would die.

Women...rise. Gaia is calling her daughters to save her from the rapists and child-killers.

Sheesh! And to think Google caused all this!

Let us make a detour around Armageddon. Let our children live.
Winning is not everything. Possession is overrated. Cain means ownership.

Peace is disarming.