Thursday, 21 August 2014
Politics and Religion and the Islamic State
Every now and again I get all serious and have a little rant about the world and its weaknesses and today is one of these days. As we know an American photojournalist became the victim of what was called revenge by the people that killed him, who are part of the so called Islamic State. What this has done is highlight the barbaric nature of what the group say is a religious quest for their own state. However by saying that the death of the American was revenge says much. Revenge is not high on his list of aspirations for mankind by any god even a strict Sunni Muslin one I suspect.
I am no expert on religion but the most successful ones are those that have tolerance of others fairly high up the list, and I have long said that in my own opinion the world of Micro Gods offers the best option to a better world. The Sunni jihadists of the so called Islamic State are probably the least tolerant bunch of them all. I suspect in the end the total lack of compassion and tolerance will be their downfall. It amazes me that they have been able to get funding, but the general opinion appears to be that it comes from some of the Sunni ruled gulf states who are playing tactics with the Shia Muslim ruled Countries. This in turn has just helped to further destabilise most of the
East, and as I have said before these events can not be managed
they are subject to the principles of Chaos theory. The West itself has found that out when
intervention in these countries has only made the situation more complex and
It appears as far as I can tell that the Sunni jihadists of the so called Islamic State are very likely the puppets of people with their own political agenda using the religious fanaticism of this group for their own political ends. It is just very sad that the feelings and lives of the ordinary people are lost, and a man who did his bit to help the ordinary folk of this region is killed in revenge or as I suspect more in a case of spitefulness. The only thing I can hope is none of those involved in the financing or fighting of this group will ever meet their Gods. In fact I'm fairly confident they will not.
So what is the solution, well to tell the truth I have absolutely no idea? . . . . . .But the world would be so much better if everyone showed some respect for their fellow man and tolerated the views and ideas of others.