Debate: The Nature of Islam

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser vs Dr. Carl Goldberg

Dr Zuhdi Jasser debates Dr Carl Goldberg on the nature of Islam. This debate took place in September, 2014 at a Freedom Fires ( Shane Krauser ) Event.

This debate got into things most folks only dream about. A lot of detail about Islamic books: Quran, etc. This is the Hot topic of the day. And this is a great debate.

Jasser wins THE DEBATE. He won it by using Constitutional principles. Goldberg only preached Sharia Law is not compatible with the US Constitution. He was right,  but lost the debate per the audience.

In my opinion, Goldberg lost the debate because he only dwelled on the incompatibility. He did not present any fresh information.

Sharia Law is still not compatible with US constitution.

The Nature of Islam – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser vs Dr. Carl Goldberg

WHAT IS TYRANNY??? by A.E. Samaan

What is “tyranny”? How is it that humanity is continually duped by Machiavellian leaders? Have we so soon forgotten the warning signs and aspects of a regime bent on tyrannical exercise of power? History’s lessons could not be clearer The tyrant shrouds himself with benevolent aspirations and promises. This has been so for time immemorial:
   “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” – Plato
Yet, it seems humanity is intent on repeating the mistakes of the past; confusing malevolence with benevolence. There seems to be a link between the relationship between a masochist and the sadist, which mimics the relationship between the slave and tyrant. It is by no coincidence that the original sadist and political revolutionary, the Marquis de Sade, understood this best of all:
“Tyranny, which first frightens sovereigns, or rather those that govern them, ends almost always in providing them with pleasures.” (Pg. 97, “The Revolutionary Ideas of the Marquis de Sade” ~ “From a ‘Race of Masters'”, Pg. 446)
Selling the iron fist of an overseer as the caring hand of a caretaker is a trademark sign of a despot. Montesquieu would reiterate Plato’s thoughts on these matters:
  “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” ~ Montesquieu
The Founding Fathers of the American Revolution understood that tyranny came in the guise of a benevolent despot, clutching onto the subjects like possessions and pawns:
  “If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – (T. Jefferson to T. Cooper letter 11/29/1802, The Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 1. General Correspondence. 1651-1827)

Source: WHAT IS TYRANNY??? by A.E. Samaan

US is a Global Empire Now and All That That Entails

We have The Mullahs/the Pastors/the religious fundamentalists of all Religions who suggest we submit to the will of Allah/God according to the specific texts of their religions; The Leftist Progressives who suggest we submit to the will of the State and the Central Bankers who stand ready to electronically create money/debt out of nothing to finance our self imposed slavery – either way!

There are designs by the US and it’s allies to ‘intervene’ militarily in upwards of 30 nations on Africa alone. The folks who ran the ops w/I Egypt and the region, have since shifted to SE Asia. If you’re paying attention at all, you’ll know, suddenly, trouble in Burma, Thailand, and Malaysia. This is all by design. That Caliphate I could see on the horizon back in 1991, it’s taking some semblance of shape, but people of faith does not drive it, rather it is all by the design of global empire. A clash of civilizations is being set up as we speak. I can see it, clearly and all, looking back now at all the subterfuge and lies.

1961, Eisenhower warns us of The Military Industrial Complex, 1963 JFK assassinated, Viet Nam, Cold War, Gulf Wars, and Economic Crashes – on the verge of Marshal Law in America. At what point do we as a people confront the truth behind the illusion. US is Global Empire now and all that that entails.

A Murdered President, murder on a mass scale, permanent warfare, theft unprecedented in recorded history, breach of trust in virtually all arenas within society – corrupted electoral process – polarized populations – gross disparity in wealth well beyond simply ‘wants’. The monopolization of all services, goods, including all basic needs has already enslaved in many respects, every region on earth by now.

There’s a consideration of geo political events from a perspective of being lived forward up to this present point and then a reconsideration of the same events looking back through the wreckage of history, with a clear understanding of where Paulie finds ourselves now within the realm of geo politics.

All theories aside, 9/11 Official Government Report v. where we are as a nation and a world today, twelve years later. That’s enough on it’s own for anybody to want to reconsider events, isn’t it? The US Federal Government has doubled in size, a department of homeland security has decimated individual liberties within and without the boundaries of the country. International law has been trampled in the name of a war on terror. The world’s no. 1 Policeman is also world’s no. 1 Arms dealer and no. 1 Drug dealer – how’s that for job security…

The Military Industrial Complex has surpassed even Ike’s worst nightmare!

At this point only a universal non-violent disengagement campaign, lifestyle simplifications, local resiliency initiatives, boycotts could mitigate the worst of what’s on the horizon. Anyway, some thoughts, a bit of insight into Paulie’s thinking these days after having paid attention for a lifetime.


Paulie (@elevensages)

Source: Thoughts On Lifetime Of Paying Attention To Geo-Political Events

I picked out the best paragraphs, but you have to read the whole thing to get the full meaning.

Against Pious Nihilism: C.S. Lewis on Natural Law | Public Discourse

Reason, Natural Law, and the Order of the Cosmos

Though modern, Lewis was nonetheless steeped in the ancients, thoroughly at home with “Old Western men,” and one of the few remaining “specimens” of these “dinosaurs.” So trained, Lewis thoroughly resonated with classical-Christian anthropology. Consequently, he had little patience for the reductionism plaguing so many of his contemporaries, and he defended the human, properly understood, against reductive materialism and psychologism. As Dyer and Watson explain, Lewis felt it his “painful duty to wake the world from an enchantment,” or, perhaps better, the disenchantment of viewing humans as no more than biological entities seeking comfort and security. Such a gloomy vision leaves no space for the classical-Christian understanding of reason as naturally oriented to truth, goodness, beauty, and God. Instead, it jettisons the governance of reason for technical calculation, the inner tyranny of one’s own ungoverned will, and the social and political tyranny that inevitably follows.

Whether due to a stinging debate loss to G.E.M. Anscombe about his arguments against naturalism, or because he became convinced that a people skeptical about reason could no longer ascertain the power of argument, Lewis turned to imagination to convey the moral structure of the cosmos. Despite the change of genre, his commitment to a high view of reason remained constant. For Lewis, the universe was a “constitutional monarchy,” with a rational and good God creating and sustaining an ordered, hierarchical cosmos, knowable by humans who could order their lives in keeping with the moral law. While skeptical of unchecked government and of revolutionary promises to perfect the human lot, Lewis, a classical liberal, knew that God had given us “the natural light” and so could leave “to us” the business of governing ourselves as individuals and citizens.

Source: Against Pious Nihilism: C.S. Lewis on Natural Law | Public Discourse