Re: Not just me
- From: moshes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 06:23:31 +0000 (UTC)
phoenix@xxxxxxx (Damien Sullivan) writes:
"Shmaryahu b. Chanoch <Omega.d21@xxxxxxxxx>"
If one listens to the speeches of the current Iranian president, he
lays most of it out. Islam believes that at the end of the world as we
know it (End of Days) that all Muslims will be required to engage the
rest of the world in a Holy War. Because of that war, the 12th Imam
will come. Along with him, there will be an evil Imam. The evil
Christians will side with the evil Imam, the good Christians will fight
with the 12th Imam and Muslims. Jesus will come back to fight with the
And the half of the world which has barely heard of Abraham and couldn't
care less will shake its head and pick up the pieces... :)
I'd bet that long before Islam, whether countries or immigrants, can do
much, China will have reclaimed its historical position as first among
the nations. The ongoing economic development of China seems a lot
more reliable than the demographic trends of radical Islam in the face
of secularism (which has had a rather good track record of seducing
people away, and in the sources I've seen is doing a rather better job
in Europe than is commonly recognized). Also a lot more immediate.
That or a robotic revolution coming out of Japan will change the rules
of the game for all humanity. You want to talk about demographics,
think about intelligent machines rolling off assembly lines like cars.
 And hopefully India, to prop up the democratic team, though
they've been slower to develop.
I was going to say "Thanks Damien for the comic relief", But I'm not
so sure he's wrong! :-)
It is a tremendous Mitzvah to always be happy! - Reb Nachman of Breslov
The home and family are the center of Judaism, *not* the synagogue.
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