Updated: Oct 24, 2022
Lots of videos to start - can skip to later part of this blog post.
Bismallah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
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GEORGE GALLOWAY ⎹ and The Mother of All Talk Shows Running Order 00:0005:4308:06 Introduction with George 08:28 - 27:10 George's Monologue 29:40 - 31:32 Clare Daly MEP speaking in European Parliament 32:04 - 45:50 Alex Rubinstein of @The Grayzone48:45 - 1:01:00@Katie Halper of @usefulidiots 1:29:401:41:36@Garland Nixon
This (again, it comes back to riba - economics - economic power):
-- Important - /\ "(paraphrasing) The global South haven't had time, haven't been soverign Capitalist States for as long as the States that started "global capitalism"
- Thinking: And with the "great reset" etc. the elite and the capitalist bankers know that with climate change and other threats (people being brought to states of fear, states of anger with governments, incoming more and more disruptions and "disorder" especially because of climate change and probably incoming food shortages and refugees etc. - no thanks in part to America and capitalism (greed) as well...obviously is why they might want to create this kind of "Brave New World" "1984" type of stuff along with whatever religious/non-religious beliefs they might hold (nihilism, athiesm, Zionism (Isreal - Jerusalem is thought to be the place where Jesus (A.S.) will rule from, of course in a lot of people's beliefs, so they are trying to fulfill their belief's prophecies...)
Pretty good, alright, I didn't pay much attention to it though, when it comes to Ukraine at this point. Good to see it on Democracy at Work...:
Scary - powerful video:
Was actually just looking at this a few days after (but before this post):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - was formerly known as Persia (dur, no, I honestly didn't know that, should have at this point I feel like though - ha - there's a lot of things one can learn (so much, so much))
King of Anshan
King of Persia
King of Media
King of the World
King of Kings
King of Babylon
King of Sumer and Akkad
King of the Four Corners of the World
King of the Universe
"The Jews honored him as a dignified and righteous king. In one Biblical passage, Isaiah refers to him as Messiah (lit. "His anointed one") (Isaiah45:1), making him the only gentile to be so referred. Elsewhere in Isaiah, God is described as saying, "I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says God Almighty." (Isaiah45:13) As the text suggests, Cyrus did ultimately release the nation of Israel from its exile without compensation or tribute. These particular passages (Isaiah 40–55, often referred to as Deutero-Isaiah) are believed by most modern critical scholars to have been added by another author toward the end of the Babylonian exile (c. 536 BC)."
"Cyrus is well-known for having respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered. He was important in developing the system of a central administration at Pasargadae governing satraps in the empire's border regions, which worked very effectively and profitably for both rulers and subjects. The Edict of Restoration, a proclamation attested by a cylinder seal in which Cyrus authorized and encouraged the return of the Israelites to the Land of Israel following his conquest of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, is described in the Bible and likewise left a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion due to his role in ending the Babylonian captivity and facilitating the Jewish return to Zion. According to Isaiah 45:1 of the Hebrew Bible, God anointed Cyrus for this task, even referring to him as a messiah (lit. 'anointed one'); Cyrus is the only non-Jewish figure in the Bible to be revered in this capacity."
"Cyrus is also recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Eastern and Western civilizations. The Achaemenid influence in the ancient world would eventually extend as far as Athens, where upper-class Athenians adopted aspects of the culture of the ruling class of Achaemenid Persia as their own. Having originated from Persis, roughly corresponding to the modern-day Fars Province of Iran, Cyrus has played a crucial role in defining the national identity of modern Iran. He remains a cult figure amongst modern Iranians, with his tomb serving as a spot of reverence for millions of people. In the 1970s, the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, identified Cyrus' famous proclamation inscribed onto the Cyrus Cylinder as the oldest-known declaration of human rights, and the Cylinder has since been popularized as such. This view has been criticized by some Western historians as a misunderstanding of the Cylinder's generic nature as a traditional statement that new monarchs make at the beginning of their reign."
-- Yet where is the respect of people and their religion in modern Isreal and their treatment of Palestine? Yet when it was called Palestine people were free to practice their religion.
- Where is the fear of Yahweh? I've heard they have brothels everywhere in Tel Aviv - a lot of women brought in coming from Ukraine and Russia (and probably the Eastern European region in general)...? Global gay pride parades. Then having strict strict rules regarding the observance of the sabbath (Saturdays) - laws applying to everyone, even for non-Jews...kind of weird right? Anyway, as like on the George Galloway show, even some Jew's themselves will call out Isreal. Is not antisemitic. There's a bunch of crap about everything (political power - social power) anti Isreal or "zionist" as being put under the banner of being against Judaism and Jewish people. - "Is a bunch of hogwash" as George Galloway might say.
Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is an Iranian religion and one of the world's oldest organized faiths, based on the teachings of the Iranian-speaking prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zaraθuštra in Avestan or as Zartosht in Persian). It has a dualistic cosmology of good and evil within the framework of a monotheisticontology and an eschatology which predicts the ultimate conquest of evil by good. Zoroastrianism exalts an uncreated and benevolent deity of wisdom known as Ahura Mazda (lit.'Lord of Wisdom') as its supreme being. Historically, the unique features of Zoroastrianism, such as its monotheism,messianism, belief in free will and judgement after death, conception of heaven, hell, angels, and demons, among other concepts, may have influenced other religious and philosophical systems, including the Abrahamic religions and Gnosticism,Northern Buddhism, and Greek philosophy.
"The most important texts of Zoroastrianism are those contained within the Avesta, which includes the central writings thought to be composed by Zoroaster known as the Gathas, that define the teachings of Zoroaster and which are poems within the liturgy of worship, the Yasna which serve as the basis for worship. The religious philosophy of Zoroaster divided the early Iranian gods of the Proto-Indo-Iranian tradition into emanations of the natural world as ahuras and daevas, the latter of which were not considered to be worthy of worship. Zoroaster proclaimed that Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, the creative and sustaining force of the universe through Asha, and that human beings are given a choice between supporting Ahura Mazda or not, making them ultimately responsible for their choices. Though Ahura Mazda has no equal contesting force, Angra Mainyu (destructive spirit/mentality), whose forces are born from Aka Manah (evil thought), is considered to be the main adversarial force of the religion, standing against Spenta Mainyu (creative spirit/mentality). Middle Persian literature developed Angra Mainyu further into Ahriman, advancing him to be the direct adversary to Ahura Mazda.
Additionally, the life force that originates from Ahura Mazda, known as Asha (truth, cosmic order), stands in opposition to Druj (falsehood, deceit). Ahura Mazda is considered to be all-good with no evil emanating from the deity. Ahura Mazda works in gētīg (the visible material realm) and mēnōg (the invisible spiritual and mental realm) through the seven (six when excluding Spenta Mainyu) Amesha Spentas.
-- Seems a lot like Islam, has many similarities anyway: and Allah SWT sent the Prophet Muhammad SAW as the seal of the Prophets and the Quran and perfected religion. Why Jews etc. don't accept Islam and the fact that God created all people as being equal in God's eyes and that what we do with our lives, how we conduct ourselves, our actions, words, heart, devotion to God, (striving) etc. is beyond me. Makes perfect sense.
-- A Prophet - not in the Abrahamic line - one of the other prophets that was sent (pretty clear to me anyway) and a true monotheistic religion (there are others as well, such as what Native American indigenous people and others used to or do have/believe - they believed in One God as well - and that is why I believe Allah says - It is not fit and right to say that Allah has taken upon himself a son - one reason being - it negates the good actions of non-believers and is kind of disrespectful of others and of God himself (enormity of, reverence, ...))
What is Islam? ...
Know Allah S.W.T. - Know thyself...
Tis deep. Which is good because life is not long but not that short either.
Consciousness *Sun rays beaming out little picture*
Follow - Remember Omar R.A.
Islamic Guidance vid ("To Every Nation a Messenger was Sent" -> Alex Rubinstein segment on George Galloway show.
- YT Shorts: Sheikh Imran Hosein - There are worlds within man that a woman can unlock - spiritually and intellectually -
Okay, now really, on with my main post:
Can civilization survive really existing capitalism - ? My question I've been thinking about - really - about this American form of big business capitalism - "capitalism as a term is vague enough to fit and hold many different meanings under its umbrella"...yes(!). How should we organize gov. within the society, really? And limit monotenization or de-monotenize land, or and etc.? How big? what do you mean in terms of size? Just laws? What if there aren't enough anti-business influence laws like today - makes Washington (D.C.) periphery very BIG. Big Business Gov.
-See all this farmland and/or pasture and knowing what I know about permaculture, the homelessness crisis, etc., as examples;
-Have to ask and wonder, does capitalism really always work to add the most value for the benefit of human well-being? (value-added, -market economic theory of supply-demand) & is (our) capitalism even sane or rational (greenhouse gasses, top-soil (loss), global level bio-diversity loss, market & people diversity (global)/resiliency, (naturalism - naturalist(s) a bit - man - women - nature - social-ism, social interactions, grounding, connection, surviving, working, brains, uh...(so much stuff one can think about).
"Deen" - America's "religion" - beliefs, -> = way of life, culture...
- "Corporate campaign to produce a stupid nation" -
Given America's outsized global influence, what effects has and does this have on the world? - Is quite obvious our "deen" & form of capitalism, commerce-ialism has had a huge influence of the world's and people's views about the world (Dunya in Islamic terms) & the way to achieve "success" & development (model). - Dominant - global reserve currency - like how - some people now view other people as not mattering (related) - that the majority are insignificant and we must, you know, develop technologically and depopulate & try to limit the hurt to our planet, like we're some dumb species & a virus on the earth (like a yeast infection) & we can't do anything to change it (ourselves) - like there are just no options, no ways to live and be other than just, "this is it" (- or something). - And we have to control people and the masses - (ew - spit on this!)
- "Failure by design" - most all normal people are aware of problems and the failures of our ways - our organization of society, capitalism's effects, failures and unfairness - the challenges that we're creating and are beginning to grow larger in our times.
- EROI (energy return on investment), top-soil loss, inequality, injustice, etc. -Loss of trust in Government but apathy to real change and questioning of how (to go about).
The nature of work - lack of trust - hourly pay/wages - sovereignty/freedom just worker bees with no say in anything - instead of a cooperative in sharing a portion of the "value added profit" (thankfully I found Islam which gives obvious motivation to do good, do really good work outstanding work and being honest, chip in as much as you can really while being patient and wise, there is no future or past only the present but what determines the present? The past. Where are you going with your life? (have goals, etc. it isn't just all about money but money is nice, it's good) and to battle one's low desires and not get angry (try) and try not to complain or backbite or cause drama etc. but of course most people in America have no religion or anything (or not much), there just trying to make it and find happiness etc. sticking to you know, own's goals etc. still and etc. but really having no sense of things - guidance...)
The world will never be perfect - including what's inside ourselves but why would we let that stop us from attempting to building a beautiful world? Overflowing with goodness and grace? (grace is subtle - like flowers and gentle breeze) (anthropogenic way of looking at it but humanly universal).
10/13/2022: Human - beings* Despite differences (politically, religious) and such I can still like and love my fellow human beings and want what is good and best.
Did not watch but : The $52 TRILLION Bubble That Will Collapse EVERYTHING Stoic Finance • 63K views
--- Highly important and recommended:
Nice, was thinking about this (I blogged about it before) before. - A great reset of global debts and a new system reset, along with a Just, good and non-corrupt - global democratic organization - Do away with the third world countries' debts, do away with the debt-based system and riba (interest). Put more rules on the stock market (actually, the stock market is questionable itself in relation to capitalism, just because of the nature of money obviously...).
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Another great episode of MOATS - must watch the Scott Ritter interview - God Bless -
Is here: GENERAL ARMAGEDDON. He’s the new Russian commander and now gloves are off says #ScottRitter
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it's another thing to try to do that in
3:25 the midst of an ongoing air campaign
3:27 where Russia is going to be continue
3:29 down until you can destroy you before
3:31 these systems put in
3:33 um you know but all it shows is that
3:35 NATO rather than doing the right thing
3:37 and going to Ukraine and saying hey we
3:39 might want to look for a diplomatic off
3:41 ramp that allows you to preserve as much
3:43 of your country as possible and as many
3:45 lives as possible NATO's doubling down
3:48 on their Bad Bet
3:50 um only you know working to lengthen
3:53 this tragic conflict which in the end
3:55 will result in the same outcome Russia
3:59 um but this time Russia's Victory will
4:01 come with a far greater you know blood
4:03 debt tens of thousands or more
4:05 ukrainians will die thousands of
4:07 Russians will die
4:09 um mothers will no longer have their
4:11 husbands will no longer have their sons
4:13 wives it's just this is tragic for
4:16 everybody and uh it just it's something
4:19 that seems to escape everybody in nato
4:21 in Kiev in Washington DC it it seems as
4:24 if Humanity no longer has any value that
4:27 it's all about geopower politics it's
4:29 all about trying to uh you know
4:32 outmaneuver Russia and some Grand uh you
4:35 know Global scheme but War isn't about
4:37 that war is about people killing people
4:40 and that's what's going on right now
4:43 uh stoltenberg uh took the mask off
4:47 didn't he yesterday he said uh a victory
4:51 for the Russian side in this conflict
4:54 would be a defeat for NATO and that
4:59 cannot be allowed to happen this was a
5:02 declaration of NATO's involvement in the
5:06 war up front and public wasn't it 100 I
5:09 mean it's also curious again that um you
5:12 know he chose this this moment to uh to
5:15 to take the mask off as you uh so
5:18 eloquently said
Remove these idiots:
happen stolenberg's scared stoltenberg
5:42 knows what's going on stoltenberg
5:43 understands what happened and that's why
5:45 he did the next dumbest thing
5:47 which is to announce that NATO will
5:50 continue a nuclear exercise next week
5:54 it's an annual exercise of NATO's
5:56 nuclear uh capabilities but this is not
6:00 the right time you know at a time and
6:02 when the president of Ukraine is calling
6:05 for a preemptive NATO nuclear strike
6:07 against Russia why would NATO exercise
6:11 the very means that would be used to
6:14 carry out a preemptive nuclear strike
6:16 against Russia uh the wise thing to do
6:19 something that a man of maturity uh you
6:23 know a man of intelligence a man of
6:25 humanity would do would be to cancel or
6:27 postpone these uh this this exercise so
6:30 as not to unnecessarily Elevate tensions
6:34 at a time when nuclear weapons are being
6:36 discussed uh but that's not what he did
6:38 he doubled down on his notion that
6:41 Russia cannot be allowed to win
6:43 therefore to help preclude a Russian
6:46 Victory NATO is going to do what test
6:49 its nuclear Arsenal this is insanity of
6:52 the highest order
6:55 yes I mean they'll be making dramas
6:57 about uh that uh in in years to come if
7:03 we are permitted any years to come
7:05 because of course upon that uh
7:08 announcement that you referred to Russia
7:11 immediately began exercises amongst its
7:15 civilian population
7:16 Distributing leaflets putting out films
7:19 and uh organizing the population to
7:24 prepare for the possibility of weapons
7:28 of mass destruction uh coming in and and
7:32 uh and being used to attack them they
7:36 are giving out leaflets for example I
7:38 saw one earlier today which when
7:41 translated was a leaflet telling you
7:44 what to do about the possibility of
7:46 radiation poisoning it's like going back
7:50 uh I don't know if you recall those days
7:53 Scott to the 1980s the placement of
7:59 Crews and Pershing missiles in Europe
8:02 the fear amongst the the Eastern Bloc at
8:08 the Warsaw Pact countries that nuclear
8:11 war was going to be preemptively
8:13 launched by NATO now it never was going
8:17 to be and of course it did not happen
8:20 but you still see great movies and
8:23 dramas today about the tension that that
8:27 led to and I could hardly believe my
8:30 ears when they announced they're going
8:32 to have a nuclear drill
this is literally lunacy of the highest
9:41 order and I'm not just you know worried
9:45 about it I'm angered I mean we spent a
9:49 lot of time and effort and money uh
9:53 making the world a safer place to live
9:55 and now thanks to people like John
9:58 stolenberg Donald Trump for getting out
10:00 of the INF treaty Joe Biden and others
10:03 uh we're just going right back to square
10:05 one and we're making the same mistake
10:07 Abel Archer 83 was a NATO nuclear
10:10 exercise that almost brought NATO and
10:14 Russia to nuclear conflict because the
10:16 Russians didn't realize until the last
10:17 minute that this was just an exercise
10:19 they thought it was the real deal and
10:22 that's one of the things that led Ronald
10:23 Reagan to sign the INF treaty this
it you might say you didn't have to be
10:49 Einstein to foresee it uh the attack by
10:54 a terror uh bomb uh on the Kirch Bridge
10:58 was a big mistake by Ukraine
11:02 100 and um you know but so was the uh
11:06 the assassination of Daria dugina
11:09 um you know so were so many other things
11:11 that are that have been done here the
11:13 the ukrainians are
11:16 in danger of not just having the
11:19 Russians recognize the reality of this
11:21 regime but the world to wake up to the
11:23 fact that if you carry out an act of
11:26 terrorism which of course the attack on
11:28 the kirchbris was then those who
11:30 perpetrated are terrorists and if a
11:33 state sponsors this they become State
11:36 sponsors of terrorism the Ukrainian
11:38 government has literally defined itself
11:40 as a state sponsor of terrorism and its
11:43 intelligence services are now a
11:46 terrorist organization
11:48 um this is an uncomfortable reality for
11:50 the people that support them but it's
11:52 it's one thing to have Russia call them
11:54 out another thing to have done something
11:57 that actually put Russia in a direction
12:00 that they did not want to go you know
12:03 Russia could have taken the gloves off
12:05 at any time over the past eight months
12:07 anytime they didn't Russia has not been
12:10 seeking this escalation Russia has been
12:13 seeking a diplomatic solution to this
12:17 crisis but now because of this attack
12:20 diplomacy is off the table the gloves
12:22 are off and the ukrainians are going to
12:24 pay you know as they said in Games of
12:26 Throne the the iron price
12:29 um it's I don't think this ends well for
12:32 Ukraine in fact I don't think this ends
12:34 with Ukraine uh being anywhere near the
12:36 the nation state we currently see I
12:39 think it's going to be uh smaller uh
12:43 more fractured and it certainly won't be
12:45 governed by you know the Nazi embracing
12:48 regime of uh velodimir zielinski
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I like: copied from a Facebook post in a Carl Jung group:
Are You Sure You're An Atheist?
The very identification with the words 'atheism' and 'theism' still implies a belief in the Word, whereby we are still "the Word made flesh" inasmuch as all following discourses of this nature are concerned. We may say that this Word is not of the Holy Spirit. But the fact we believe language means anything in essence means that we're not free from the religious nature of language. Therefore, so long as we are structured via the Word, particularly in relation to anyone who is supposed to know - including science - still the Holy Spirit as the human community remains through the Word. It is not too great a leap to posit Hegel's Geist (the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time) as being rooted in the Word, whereby there is still the Spirit.
We must understand this if we are to understand the self-deceiving nature of atheism, if only because language is ultimately of ignorance and devoid of any and all final answers and/or unifying certainties. A great atheist quip may be, "God does not believe in God" - which effectively means that there is no savior, no knower, and no account keeper of our deeds. But, here, our memory betrays us, because memory is the savior of our sense of being an identifiable self via knowing and keeping account of who and what this "I" is to begin with, which necessarily just puts us back into the discourses and associations of the Word. Identity, then, must be realized as still being religiously bound by the Word.
Furthermore, there are those who will say that this binding is not religious, but is instead of instincts. Yet, instincts, as we all know, cannot be extricated from Nature with a capital N - and so an all-knowing force. Nature, as such, is obviously a mere substitute for God, just another permutation of the all-knowing. Thus Nature only reveals the unprocessed theism persisting within atheistic naturalism. Self-styled scientists who call themselves atheists are thus still in error in regards to Nature. This is because so long as there is any transference (the redirection to a substitute) invested in any "Other" there is still that "Other" who or which has some sort of absolute knowledge, which cannot be extricated from a desire to know the ultimate meaning of existence. Thus, God remains in the atheist's unconscious.
To even say "God is dead" does not kill God as there is still a God who died. We may believe we have disavowed God, but so long as we are involved whatsoever with any type of ontological foundation of significance, lawfulness, ethics, coherency, and/or order - including even believing in cause and effect - we are not truly atheists. Just about everyone remains religious, even if only unconsciously, as religion is first and foremost a binding of individuals into a relationship or collective via reverence and obligations.
With this in mind the question is whether we can eliminate God from the natural sciences. What would the sciences be like without presupposing or positing any variant whatsoever of the all-knowing? Could there be a new scientific worldview that is really, instead of speciously, atheistic? Ultimately, because there is a fidelity to what anyone takes to be their worldview, even if it is scientific, we are still talking about the binding of religion. Materialists in this regard are authentic believers. Because not only is the scientific worldview embraced by an underlying theological conception of ex nihilo, but furthermore the materialist's worldview is to see life through a materialistic lens. So, despite materialism's claims of being free from God, still we are only really talking about whether existence is without a God or a God-like substance, and so a mere adjustment of one's conscious cognitive attitudes to and judgments of existence, which thus places one in such a discourse that makes one still bound to the Word. What this means is that the materialist is only practicing another religion than the theist, as their discourse, cognition, worldview, evaluations, ideations, emotions, and motivations are still invested in their lens of what existence is.
Then, there are the multitude of atheistic saviors, like Marx, believing they can usher in some Messianic Utopia through doing away with God. This incarnation of an atheistic Messiah is still religious. Thus God persists unconsciously in part through manifesting itself in the guides of things other than the monotheistic God, in forms that do not appear to be theological in any received sense.
Then there is the perversion of speciously atheistic libertines, superficially blasphemous hedonists, and even the Nietszchean Will To Power, all needing God as an implicit or explicit point of reference lending their pseudo-transgressive acting out an aura of titillating defiance. But what are we defying? Thus these provocations are rooted in God, despite their cheap thrills relying upon permanent, impotent rebellion against this theistic triumvirate. But this gives a hint about the nature of God being rooted in the fantasmic figure of the forefather, the great father whose excessive enjoyment blots us out as being insignificant mortals. What this reveals is the perverted nature of the atheist and theist alike, who consecrates himself to plugging in the void or hole of the "Other" in order to claim "I am the Word" who must fill in the maternal hole. That is to say, by saying "I am the Word" I must be the beloved of the m-Other. So too, those who believe they are freeing mankind of God are only seeking to emulate Christ as little redeemers, as copycat perverts. We may say there is no locus of omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. But, on the other hand, we continuously set about seeking for omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. What then can there be of atheism, but a desire-extinguishing disillusionment, without an "Other", as even the notion of being redeemed from a redeemer is still to seek redemption? When we believe one day God finally no longer will arrive, are we not waiting for a Messiah? And though we may say that we can transubstantiate God into man, well, Christ already beat us to it.
The Logos, as such, and due to its inextricability from history, leads us to realize there is no God in the Heavens, but rather God is the very Word. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This is not to say anything about Christ being identified with the Logos, but that we as affected and affecting others with the Word cannot ultimately get rid of God without getting rid of the Word. Unfortunately, Nietszche already said that so long as we have too much faith in language, the laws of grammar, and contextualization, we will never rid ourselves of God. And so Kierkegaard was correct in saying that as we use the logic of language to express existence and purpose, we will always leap to faith in the Word guiding our lives. This faith does not negate our reason.
So how can one truly be an atheist? By only accepting and internalizing that language does not mean anything, that language is ultimately of ignorance and devoid of any and all final answers and/or unifying certainties. Thus, there is no savior, no knower, and no account keeper of our deeds. There is no identity, no Nature, and no all-knowing force. God is not dead, but rather God never even existed. There is no ontological foundation of significance, lawfulness, ethics, coherency, and/or order - including cause and effect. There will not be a Messianic Utopia. There is nothing of God to defy. Eternity does not blot us out as being insignificant mortals. There is no seeking of omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. There is no redemption.
But, alas, we are affected and affect others with the Word. We have too much faith in language, the laws of grammar, and contextualization. We use the logic of language to express existence, purpose, and reason. And so there is always transference invested in the Word, as much as we believe language can somehow lead us into knowing the ultimate meaning of existence. We are individuals bound in relationships and collectives via reverence and obligations. We abide by, defend, and are loyal to our worldviews, see existence through this lens, plot out our discourses through this lens, and our evaluations, ideations, emotions, and motivations are still invested in this lens of what we believe existence is. All of this is to say that even when we reject God, still we replace this God with just another God; and this will eventually end up bearing the same problematic resemblance as God.
So how can one truly be an atheist? We realize the real problem is "transference", specifically our transference onto the Word, the "Other". We ask the real question: What is the deeper issue or unfinished business from our pasts that is causing us to communicate via this active transference onto the Word, the "Other", whatsoever? Then we enter the state of nature from which we have been forever severed by our entrance into language. We enter the state in which there is nothing but need which cannot be assimilated through identification with any Word. We enter the state which underlies existence as a product of thought and language. We enter desire itself; not a desire for anything, but the lack, the void, the unwordable.
---> Really great:
___> Learning myself - Light upon light. - The Quran is the greatest light (Shia and Sunni's should not be divided in this world but be closer in ties than with others but, inshallah).
Section 4:To Always Depend Upon Allah’s Will
Surah Al-Kahf – Verses 23 - 24 وَلاَ تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنّـِي فَاعِلٌ ذَلِكَ غَداً إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا 23. “And do not say, regarding anything, ‘I will do that tomorrow,’” 24. “Save (say): ‘If Allah pleases’, and remember your Lord when you forget, and say: ‘It may be that my Lord will guide me to a nearer way to the right than this’.” Allah (s.w.t.) prohibits His Prophet (S) in this holy verse to say that he does so and so the following day unless he depends that affair to the Will of Allah and he says: ‘If Allah pleases’. Thus, Allah desires to train people and He teaches them that whenever they say something about an affair concerning the future, they ought to say this holy phrase, in order that if the affair had not been done the servant would not have said a falsehood. The reason of this statement lies in the fact that man’s power is limited and it is not right and logical for him to decisively inform of something when the appearance of some barriers against it is probable, and many a time the information happens falsehood, save that it be followed by the phrase ‘Allah Willing’. Saying the holy phrase ‘Allah Wiling’, which indicates to the belief in ‘The Power and Will of Allah’, was a phrase used by Allah’s saints for ‘resting upon’ in their conversation. For instance, this meaning has also been narrated in the Qur’an from the tongue of prophets. In Surah Yusuf, No.12, verse 99, Jacob says to his children: “…Enter safe into Egypt If Allah please”. In the current Surah (Al-Kahf), verse 69, Moses says to Khidr: “…Allah Willing, you shall find me patient…”. In Surah Al-Qasas, No.28, verse 27, Hadrat Shu‘ayb says to Hadrat Moses: “…If Allah please, you will find me one of the righteous.” In Surah As-Saffat, no.37, verse 102, Ishmael (as) tells his father Abraham (as): “…If Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.” Of course, the purpose of saying “Allah Willing”, or “If Allah please”, and “I take refuge in Allah” and the like of them are not some things to be uttered unintentionally and barely by tongue, but the purpose of it for a servant is to have such a belief and such a knowledge in mind (heart) and in all dimensions of his life. Imam Sadiq (as) recommended us not to forget to write ‘If Allah pleases’ even in our writings. One day he told someone to write a letter. When he (as) observed that the letter was not involved with the phrase: ‘Allah Willing’, he said: “How do you hope that this work will be completed?”1 Wherever the Prophet of Islam (S) entered a graveyard, he used to say: “If Allah please, we will join you”, while death is sure to happen.2 A human being is free and has choice, but he is not absolutely independent. It is not so that all affairs to be given him in a manner that he can perform them without the Will of Allah (s.w.t.). In other words, human beings are neither in compulsion nor the free will