Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christianity and Islamism

Medioeval Christianity and Islamism are much closer than one could think, since in one way they preach the same.
The terrible truth that pain and death are a mode through which man may realise himself and reach Heaven exercises a wonderful fascination over both worlds.
But the contemporary Western world is not Christian anymore.
In the contemporary Western world with the new ideals of the beauty of life and the joy of living (sometimes the exasperation of both) man is going away from the traditiona Christian Religion.
In Mediaeval times to control the society it was necessary that pain should be put forward as a mode of self-realisation. Even now, in some places in the world, the message of Christ is necessary.
The message that life is nothing but the mean to reach the "real life" or the next "reincarnation" is killing the natural man's aim to a more comfortable life.
An Islamist who lives happily under the present system of government in Middle East must either believe that man has no soul, or that, if he has, it is not worth developing.
Exactly like the real Christian, who does not revolt against authority.
But the modern world has other goals.
It proposes to do away with poverty and the suffering that it entails. It desires to get rid of pain, and the suffering that pain entails.
What we see today IS not the clash between two religions, it is the clash between the old view of society and the modern one.
The problem to be solved is how to bring forward a world that is centuries behind, how to pass from Mediaevalism to Renaissance in the shortest possible time.
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