Nov 27, 2004

looking for a Saviour Posted by Hello
Fitna, which is the sexual power that women possess over men on account of their seductiveness, is a preoccupation in some Islamic societies. Fitna is a threat to Islamic order because it generates uncontainable sexual desire in men, which leads to social chaos. Ironically enough, the woman is blamed for being the instigator of this chaos, even though it is men's aggressive and uncontrollable desire that brings disorder----Fitna - in arabo "disordine" - è lo stato di sedizione, la guerra interna alla comunità dei fedeli del Corano in cui sta precipitando il mondo musulmano. Secondo Kepel, fra i massimi conoscitori dell'Islam politico, l'attacco agli USA, cela un'altra guerra, quella contro il "nemico vicino", le élite che governano la maggior parte dei paesi arabi. Una guerra che mira alla mobilitazione delle masse diseredate e all'instaurazione di uno Stato islamico. Il fallimento del processo di pace in Palestina, la stretegia terroristica, le reazioni americane, la lotta per la successione al trono saudita, la guerra in Iraq: tasselli di un'analisi che sottolinea le carenze della politica occidentale, ma anche la crisi del mondo islamico---On the fitna of women----Women Dream is the foundation piece for work in progress that examines gender boundaries (the visible and invisible walls that contain women) as expressed in Judeo-Christian and Muslim constructs---more Elsi Vassdal -----Muslim man thinks that women cannot be controlled or tamed and that only real repression of a coercive (not just psychological) nature, even in the legalized form, is required to make them comply to the will of men. The woman is fitna in Arabic, meaning beauty and disorder or turmoil-----
The Cathar religion was extinguished by 1230 by the brutal Albigensian crusade.....THE CATHARS, A MEDIEVAL TRAGEDY----The Cathar religion is duellist. God is unique ; he is source of Good and Love, and could by no means have created Evil. Satan can not be placed at the same level as God ; those two principles are not equal. Only God gets the «Èsser» (Being), contrary to the "non-èsser", nothingness---Today the Cathars are most often portrayed as pacifist vegetarian feminists; medieval New Agers who were ruthlessly put down by a supposedly reactionary and corrupt Catholic Church----Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) was concerned with the growing influence of Catharism, and saw that it threatened the authority of the Church. He saw the movement as a heresy that needed to be eliminated, as were Arianism and Manichaenism in earlier times.
‘There is nothing so easy as by sheer volubility to deceive a common crowd or an uneducated congregation.’ –St. Jerome (Epistle. lii, 8; p. 93.) ---The Donation of Constantine (c.750-800)---the donation of constantine was a fake--role of Constantine in the history and development of Christianity--- Constantine's "Sun Dogs": Like some other folks, there are scientists who want to believe that Constantine saw something in the sky before his epic battle with Maxentius -- but just not anything spooky, mystical, or religious. So they look in sky science for something that he might have seen that would inspire him.

Did you know that eating a croissant and drinking a cappuccino is a religious experience?
Il croissant tradizionale è nato durante l'assedio della città di Vienna, da parte dei Turchi, nel XVII° secolo---Centuries ago, Vienna was being besieged by the Turks. A group of bakers heard the sound of the Turks tunnelling under the walls, and alerted the army. As a reward, they were allowed to bake pastries in the shape of the Islamic crescent symbol -----the true history of the croissant-- 1675: The Turkish Army surrounds Vienna. Franz Georg Kolschitzky, a Viennese who had lived in Turkey, slips through the enemy lines to lead relief forces to the city. The fleeing Turks leave behind sacks of "dry black fodder" that Kolschitzky recognizes as coffee. He claims it as his reward and opens central Europe's first coffee house. He also establishes the habit of refining the brew by filtering out the grounds, sweetening it, and adding a dash of milk. ...and calling it cappuccino after the capuchin monks----What is the history of Cappuccino? Although nobody knows for sure, common belief is that it is named for the robes and cowl of the Capuchin monks habit. Whether the Capuchin monks were the originators of this exquisite hot beverage is unknown and tradition tells us that a properly prepared cappuccino of espresso and steamed milk leaves a brown ring along the rim of the cup much like the edge of the monks cowl---Cappuccino and Marco d'Aviano


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