Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Getting At The Root of Evil

In a widely circulated post on X (over 32 million views,) Aasi Tahir Siddique argues that "In the absence of liberty, Hate mongers, greedy groups and corrupt organizations are hiding behind frivolous religious and political ideologies to divide people, societies and nations." 


In a complex world,

In presence of peace,

In the presence of tolerance,

In the presence of acceptance,

In presence of empathy,

In the presence of liberty, hate mongers, greedy groups and corrupt organizations will manufacture arguments to divide people, societies and nations.

Aasi Tahir Siddiqu's argument is not significantly different from the one expressed in the The AntiSemitic, AntiChristian The Atlantic by  Peter Wehner.

Revives a four-year old story with a Straw Man argument to attack Christianity and president Donald Trump. The story goes something like this:  “A small group of people, inside and outside this church, coordinated a divisive effort to use disinformation in order to take conttol of this church." Christianity has one church, founded by Jesus Christ and He continues to be the head of the Church.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn was spot on when, in his great Templeton Address of 1983, one of the greatest and most prophetic speeches in the history of Western civilization, when he diagnosed the ultimate cause of all the ills and decadences and self-destructivenesses of our culture of death in one simple sentence: “Men have forgotten God.

Solzhenitsyn was taking to heart the warning contained on Deuteronomy 2500 years earlier: "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them on your arm as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.

The root of all hatred toward the Jewish people is jealousy for  being the chosen people.  Just like system racism is less about racism and more like systemic humanism. It's the Transitive Property of Hatred:

Yet, Timothy diagnosed the source of evil 2000 years ago: "For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains." 1 Tim 6:10

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