New World Order of Politics & Religion: The war on terror and the Neo-Christian Crusade.
On March 6, 1991 George Herbert Walker Bush, then President of the United States in a speech before the U.S. Congress, uttered the words "new world order". This revelation spoken by Bush created controversy and speculation. The occasion for the congressional address was to speak concerning the Persian Gulf War that expelled Saddam Hussein's Army from Kuwait. Bush said," Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order." Bush commented that the Gulf War was the first test to the new world. Implicit in the concept of New World Order is the thought of a united rule of political and religious life to come if the same does not exist today. Notwithstanding, since the March 6, 1991 speech, the current President George Walker Bush has made an equally astounding comment shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack upon the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The current President Bush is the 43rd President of the United States and his father George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States. The statement by President Bush (43) referred to the War on Terrorism as a "Crusade". Unfortunately the term Crusade has many historical social-political connotations that can be interpreted to be very negative.
The history that shrouds the question of religious wars and the conquering of the world, gives rise to much speculation concerning the explosiveness of the geo-politics of the 21st century. The benefit of studying our current political conflict and making an assessment of the potential for an all out war placing Christianity and Islam in a catastrophic conflict is a very real prospect and a fear of war spreading beyond the middle east into World War III. In a comparative study there are many differences in the philosophy of Christianity and Islam. Both of these religions have their beginnings in Judaism. Nonetheless, Christianity and Islam have many strong points of appeal to religious devotees. The ideas set forth by both religions have similar goals, but very strongly diverge, with differing concepts of God. The vast majority of people in the world adhere to some religious belief. On the other hand there is a group of people who do not subscribe to a religious ideology. Nonetheless, Christianity and Islam have many strong points of appeal to religious devotees. The ideas set forth by both religions have similar goals, but very strongly diverge, with differing concepts of God. A major problem, which flows from the interpretation of religious text, is agreement among believers, as to the meaning of the said text. In Christianity and Islam we have this problem. As a result, we observe numerous trends, sects, denominations, creeds, movements, revisions, and revivals of religion. In Christianity we have found its leading proponents have generally agreed upon a document called the Apostle's Creed as a general definitive statement of what Christians believe. In Islam the same defining statement finds its source coming from the Quran. From a starting point, we will quickly move to the theological and practical implications of Islamic and Christian beliefs. The following is a comparison of the aforementioned defining statements of what are the beliefs of Christianity & Islam respectively.
CHRISTIANITY (Apostle's Creed)ISLAM (Koran, sura 59:23-4)
"I believe in God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
Born of the virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead and buried,
He descended into hades:
The third day he rose again form the dead,
He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion...
...Conflict: The Crusades
Time period: Crusades took place from 1096 – 1270
Type of Conflict: Religious conflict and Health conflict
Underlying causes: The reason for the crusades was a war between Christians and Muslims which centered around the city of Jerusalem. The City of Jerusalem held a Holy significance to the Christianreligion. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem commemorated the hill of crucifixion and the tomb of Christ's burial and was visited by Pilgrims. Also another underlying cause of the crusades was that the Turks had been making constant advances in the East, and were now threatening Constantinople itself. The Christians felt as if their safety was in danger they sent rulers sent letter to the Pope asking for aid against the infidels, representing that, unless assistance was extended immediately, the capital with all its holy relics must soon fall into the hands of the barbarians.
Immediate cause(s): In 1065 Jerusalem was taken by the Turks, who came from the kingdom of ancient Persia. 3000 Christians were massacred and the remaining Christians were treated so badly that throughout Christendom people were stirred to fight in crusades. These actions aroused a storm of courage and willingness throughout Europe and awakened the desire to rescue the Holy Land from the grasp of...
...When looking at worldreligions it is important to analyze their scriptures within the context of the pre-existing realities and beliefs of those who follow these religious writings in their everyday lives. As an example, in order to fully comprehend the Hadith and Torah literature, it is key to first comprehend the Jewish and Muslim worldviews held by the followers of these two religions. While there are some gaping differences between the two beliefs, religious scholar Ninian Smart’s Model of The Six Dimensions of Religion highlights how they also share some important similarities.
In beginning to understand the frame of mind of the followers of these two religions, it becomes clear that Islam started off as an experiential faith. Evidence of this can be found in the passage from the Hadith, where Mohammed reads the words of Allah, “The Quran is the central theophany of Islam, the verbatim word of God revealed to the Prophet by the archangel Gabriel” (Nasr, 37). Likewise, Moses’ experience of God talking to him on Mount Sinai also categorizes Judaism as an experiential religion. Furthermore, both religions also follow under the Doctrinal dimension of religions. An example of this in the Hadith passage sees Allah telling Mohammed that he will exalt his name, even to the extent of conjuring it with his own name. Additionally, one of the doctrines...
WorldReligionReligion is an important part of our society. People seek religion to find answers to there questions. Some include how was the universe created? Do we and the universe have a purpose? Will it end? How should we make use of it? What should be our relationship to the world of nature? How do we reach salvation or enlightenment? Is there a moral code? Is their a specific way to live are lives? And the most common what happens when we die? Two religions that help the public find these answers are Christianity and Islam.
Christianity is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion which started from Judaism. It has a major influence on the world today with a following of 2.2 billion people. Christianity is based of the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, and also the teaching of the Bible. The majority of Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God others believe Jesus Christ and God are one and the same. Jesus Christ in Christianity is consider to be the Messiah. But in Islam he is believed to be just a prophet. That a discussion held letter in this essay. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ was sent to earth to die for are sins. Sin was first created when Adam and Eve “Perfect Humans” ate from the forbidden tree. Ever since then, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden, humans became mortal, have to physically work...
...Scriptures are not only something that you read, but it is a way of life. We think of scriptures as the holy writing, the sacred text of religion. Most scriptures are closed canons which means they are fixed religion. Some scriptures tell historical narratives. They tell an event in story form. Other scriptures have comparatively few narratives or none at all. Scriptures comes in many forms; myth, legend, prophecy, sermons, love poems, divination, magic, and many others. Some scriptures contain songs for sacrifice, whereas others have no ceremonies. Every religion has specific things that your higher upper asks for you to do. The scriptures are like the rules of life that you have to follow in order to reach your spiritual goals. Religion is big because people need to believe that there is something bigger then themselves that drives them to do certain things, good or bad. Religion gives you a sense of belonging to a community that will make you feel at home and will guide you to do better things for yourself and the people around you.
One of the oldest religions in the world is Hinduism and is certainly the most internally diverse. Although it is the third largest religion in the world, Hinduism exists primarily in India and Nepal. People who follow the Hindu religion are known to be very into meditation and...
(Attracting the reader)Do you think there is a” just war” in the history of world? Do you think it is the only way to solve problem by war? (Providing background) Different people have different opinion. Herbert hover, who is the 31st President of the United States have ever said:” Whether you have to fight for justice or not, war is a crime! “In his opinion, whether the war is just or unjust, it is cruel, and the death is inevitable. Marxist thought, making clear the nature of war is the necessary premise to decide the attitude toward the war. Lenin had ever divided the war into reactionary war and revolution. And Mao Zedong further made the theory summary, and clearly point out that the war in the history is only just and unjust. All counter-revolutionary wars that hinder the progress of the history is just war, and all the revolution wars that promote the social progress is just war. The war the people for freedom and social progress, in order to get rid of the exploitation and oppression, or in order to safeguard national independence and resist foreign invasion is just. (Framing the question)But do you think what they said is absolutely true? Countries often regard the self-defense war or the nature...
...When we look at these events, we reanalyze them and question whether or not there is more to the story. This is done because we like to create ideas and seek the truth. One of the most well known conspiracy theories is the secret group known as the Illuminati. The Illuminati in modern times is thought of as a secret group, whose members are made of the world's most influential and famous. These members include world leaders such as presidents, prime ministers and dictators. Even many celebrities are mentioned, mostly being well known song artist. The goal of the Illuminati is to control the economy and use mind control to establish a newworldorder. All the members involved are rumored to be self-seeking opportunist who perform satanic rituals to bring harm to the masses for their own spiteful desires. Even though This might be just another bogus theory, it is important to be aware of it, otherwise we are doomed because We can't allow ourselves to be blind to the truth and the rich will take advantage of us.
Since the Illuminati has control over world finance, politics and media they control a lot of the way we live, but not how we live. I've looked into the Illuminati for almost five years now and it's crazy how much of a stir this idea has caused and how many people talk about it. To me this just gives the theory strength and once an idea has enough believers to back it up, that's...
...WorldWar II and the War on Terror
Throughout America’s history there have been a handful of wars that the United States has been a part of. We have proven that we are a strong country and that we can handle anything that comes our way. Along our journey, we have encountered our share of issues: moral, ethical and constitutional issues, specifically in WorldWar II and theWar on Terror. We have seen our leaders lead our country and take us to become one of the most powerful countries in the world. We have also seen leaders take us in another direction.
During WorldWar II and the War on Terror, there are many moral issues. One of the questions that people ask regarding the wars is: is reasoning for going to war justified? On December 7, 1941, the United States was devastatingly attacked by Japan on the U. S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
“The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost… I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire” (“Pearl Harbor Speech”)
President Franklin D....
known applications of science and technology has resulted in the widespread
belief in religion.
Elimination of stress
Addiction to soma
1. Rioting addicts
2. Religious fanatics
The Basis of Religion
In the novel "Brave NewWorld" civilized society lives in a world of science and
technology. Major changes have occurred during the future; Utopia now revolves a religion of
drugs and sex. God and the cross have been replaced by Ford and the symbol T, the founder of the
age of machines. Instead of Sunday church, members now attend solidarity services where
morals and tradition are not learned, but rather faith is taught in the belief of hallucinations
produced by a substance known as "soma." Soma has effectively replaced the belief in a higher
being by its elimination of problems and stress resulting in a lack of imagination, creativity, or "soul."
Yet religion can still be found in today's society because of man's continuing need for answers to
questions that cannot be solved by science or technology....