The Friction Between Christianity and Islam
In my last post I referred to Dan tdaxp's series Jesusism-Paulism, which described how Jesus and Paul defined the perfect fourth-generation warfare model of victory.
No, I'm not kidding. And if you read Dan's series you will move to a whole new level of understanding - of many things.
At the end of the last installment, Dan says: "Centuries later, Paul's creation would deform under the frictional heat of Islam."
But he never followed up.
Something tells me that understanding that friction is key to World Peace&trade. What could it be?
In his book "Crossing the Threshold of Hope", Pope John Paul II says:
"Whoever knows the Old and New Testaments and then reads the Koran, clearly sees the process by which it completely reduces Divine Revelation. It is impossible not to note the movement away from what God said about himself, first in the Old Testament through the Prophets, and then finally in the New Testament through His Son. In Islam, all the richness of God's self-revelation, which constitutes the heritage of the Old and New Testaments, has definitely been set aside."In favor of what?
Let's play with models to see if they provide insight. If you read Jesusism-Paulism, you learned that the dangerous radical idea of Christianity was that everyone was equal in the eyes of God. The slave. The woman. All equal. The Roman Empire was exactly the opposite. Eventually, when the Empire wasn't strong enough to enforce inequality, it was forced to embrace the message of Jesus and Paul.
If Islam would rise and replace Christianity, what weakness would it exploit? MY natural reaction would be that the PISRR strength of Christianity would be countered by a rigid OODA loop of Islam.
posted by Mike at 7:52 PM