Sunday, January 29, 2012

Perspectives on history-

Will Durant-Goood is what survives
''Does history support a belief in God? If by God we mean not the creative vitality of nature but a supreme being intelligent and benevolent,the answer must be a reluctant negative.Like other departments of biology, history remains at bottom a natural selection of the fittest individuals and groups in a struggle wherein goodness receives no favors, misfortunes abound, and the final test is the ability to survive.Add to the crimes, wars, and cruelties of man the earthquakes,
storms, tornadoes, pestilences, tidal waves, and other "acts of God" that periodically desolate human and animal life, and the total evidence suggests either a blind or an impartial fatality, with incidental
and apparently haphazard scenes to which we subjectively ascribe order, splendor, beauty, or sublimity. If history supports any theology this would be a dualism like the Zoroastrian or Manichaean: a good spirit and an evil spirit battling for control of the universe  and men's souls.These faiths and Christianity (which is essentially Manichaean) assured their followers that the good spirit would win in the end; but of this consummation history offers no guarantee. Nature and history do not agree with our conceptions of good and bad; they define good as that which survives, and bad as that which goes under; and the universe has no prejudice in favor of Christ as against GenghisKhan.''(Durant.W; The lessons of history)

Quran-Good is what benefits makind, so it survives:
"He sends down water from the sky, so that valleys flow according to their measure, and the flood bears on its surface swelling foam. And from that which they heat in the fire, seeking to make ornaments or utensils, comes out a foam similar to it. Thus does Allah illustrate truth and falsehood. Now, as to the foam, it goes away as rubbish, but as to that which benefits people, it stays on the earth. Thus does Allah set forth parables."(13:18 Quran)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Their support

They support the most medieval amongst us,suppress the progressive forces,create an oppressive enviornment.Then they use them as a pretext to demonize us,to prove that we are a threat,that civilizations are clashing.To put an end to which they must fight together.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Do not be hasty in rejecting as false

Nay, but they have rejected that the knowledge of which they did not encompass nor has the true significance thereof yet come to them. In like manner did those before them reject the truth. But see what was the end of those who did wrong!(chapter:10/39)

O ye learned people ...... Do not be hasty in rejecting as false. There are many profound secrets which man cannot comprehend in a hurry, all at once. You should not be ready to reject a thing the moment you hear it, for this is not the way of the righteous(..)

"No sexual ethic can be either justified or condemned on solid grounds until it has been examined from all the points of view above enumerated. Reformers and reactionaries alike are in the habit of considering one or at most two of the aspects of the problem. It is especially rare to find any combination of the private and the political points of view, and yet it is quite impossible to say that either of these is more important than the other, and we can have no assurance a priori that a system which is good from a private point of view would also be good from a political point of view, or vice versa."(russel:marraige and morals)