Unblessed are the Peace-breakers & the Warmongers: Pat Robertson, Bashar al-Assad, and Daniel Pipes

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Christ taught us: "Blessed are the Peace-Makers." If Blessed are the Peace-Makers, what do we say about those who not only do not make peace, nor pray for peace, but actually pray for conflict and seek to extend war? These are the unblessed Peace-breakers, the War-makers.

  • It’s easy to wonder and contemplate about the current events around the world…. especially when you are living away from it… Our region is burning and we witness it every day. These days we watch TV just to track the number of casualties and dead people…
    Now most people in the Middle east are relieved because what is making the Americans shit in their pants (the threats of North Kuria) is like fireworks to them… just as what’s happening in Syria and Gaza is like the 4th of July to the American people.

  • sleepless

    Unblessed are those who dehumanize others. Unblessed are those who applaud the oppressive, the tyrant. Unblessed are the Peace-breakers & the Warmongers.

  • Doc Anthony

    And be sure to put that Mohamed Morsi guy on the “unblessed” list too!

  • The prophets made it clear they were not talking about any Big Man in the Sky God–that has to be the most unhelpful metaphor mankind has ever come up with. Prophet Muhammed destroyed ALL the gods in the Ka’bah–he did not leave “One God.” Also, Arabic is not case sensitive, so where does the word God with the capital g come from? To make it even more clear, it was recorded in the Hadiths that he said not to refer to himself or Allah as The Father, eliminating the Christian and Jewish versions of God. In Sura Ikhlas, there is no mention of any God or god, just the word “one.” The people we respect for their message of love–caring for all mankind–were speaking of oneness, connectedness, inter-connectedness, action and reaction, what goes around comes around, the laws of physics in mother nature here on mother earth as well as anywhere else in existence. The one thing they most definitely were not speaking of was some Big Man in the Sky God, Father, Brother, or any other imaginary male entity. That idea only serves tyrants well.

  • curtis c

    no one cares about gaza because they bring it on themselves
    syria is sad…it sucks i dont enjoy it, no one does especially kids dying
    North Korea doesnt make us shit our pants as much as it makes me want to strike first with one of our 5 megaton nuclear warheads that we can shoot thru a window from 10,000 miles away….one of 4,000 that we have at our disposal….no one is worried about a .5kiliton warhead the size of hiroshima on a rocket that can barely hit sout korea……sometimes you guys are just little bitter shits…..like the Boston Marathon bombings….killing innocents is something you excel at…defending our country from Islamic nutbags is something we and the Isrealis excel at…..

  • curtis c

    if the Jewish version of God is eliminated then why do your people claim the Temple of Solomon as your own, when the Jews built it 1,000 yrs before Mohammed was born….to their God…the God of Moses….remember him? I think the egyptians do.

  • curtis c

    like those who would cut someones head off while shouting God is Great!….it seems your religion is full of the unblessed.

  • curtis c

    as well as the egyptian horde that raped Lara Logan….

  • The words to Moses were, “I AM WHO I AM,” not I am the God of Moses. “I AM has sent me to you.” The prophets were not speaking of “a” being called God–they were speaking of BEING.

  • AmirHossein

    Omid Safi is so full of himself – no surprise; anyone who calls himself “Ostadjaan” on twitter (i.e. “Dear Eminent Professor” in Persian) has some serious ego problems. The fact is that with all his whining and moaning, he has not been able to discount Daniel Pipes’ rational suggestion. The Iranian revolution is a prime example of replacing a puny dictator with an enormous behemoth of evil and destruction. Toppling Assad and giving the country to Crazy Islamists controlled from Qatar and Turkey is a recipe for disaster.

  • sleepless

    Wow, are you drunk?
    1. ‘Ostadjaan’ does not mean that: it means st. like “sweet professor”.
    2. Iranian revolution: just spend 10 minutes to watch this to get information on key aspects of Iranian Revolution:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_AHJQiMxIw
    3. “Crazy Islamists controlled from Qatar and Turkey.” Come on, get real. Where is honor in dehumanizing people?

  • Farhad

    It’s all very well for “Ostad jan” to wax poetic about God, and right and wrong.

    But someone like Daniel Pipes is concerned with the real world.

    In the real world, such decisions as who to support in a given conflict, have to be made.

    They have to be made with reason, with consideration for their consequences for the world at large, and in Mr Pipes’ case, for his country – the USA.

  • Hello “Farhad”, If living in the real world means being as devoid of compassion for the lives of Syrians and other fellow human beings, I am glad I don’t live in that world.
    In my real world, we are called to live with one another, for another one, and to see all of humanity as God’s creation and equally precious.
    I for one will never stand letting “realism” be a shorthand for callous barbarism and disregard for human life and human dignity.

  • Farhad

    Well, congratulations. That is your right and your privilege.

    But it’s also why you don’t work in the fields of policy or international relations.

    I personally would not like to be a policeman, or a bouncer, or a politician. They’re all rather dirty jobs I feel.

    But someone has to do them.

    So it is with the realists you decry.

    If any government – especially one as powerful as the USA – disbanded their military and intelligence services, and started taking a strictly pacifist approach to foreign policy, they’d be eaten alive.

    If only it weren’t so.

  • Farhad, i hope you can someday see the difference between international relations or public policy and what Daniel Pipes does. There is a reason why the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified him and people like him as hate-mongers.

  • Farhad

    when all argumentation fails, resort to ad hominems.

    ok, I’ll reply in turn: your reply is typical of the pious, religious hypocrite.

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