Category Archives: War and Peace

An Islamic Gandhi?

I read this article on the current actions of war in Israel and Palestine last week and did walking Zazen meditation this morning. This article is on how the cycle of violence always breed itself into the new generation. “After the current conflagration began, Mr. … Continue reading

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Listening to Biblical History and Qur’anic Recitation, My Heart Beats Faster as Tears Flow

The figure above plots my heart rate on Tuesday, 10/9/12, as a function of time between morning and the night where I collapsed in deep sadness over the political realities of the modern Middle East.  I then continued my studies … Continue reading

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Irenology 2: American War, Christian Conscience, and Building Peace with the Islamic World

A continuation of this post from the other day. For the full report of this remarkable historical event, please go to this webpage.  At a time when the Puritans were persecuting the Quakers. English woman Mary Fisher (1623 – 1698) … Continue reading

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Irenology: American War, Christian Conscience, and Building Peace with the Islamic World

Public domain image of Moses with the Ten Commandments by Rembrandt (1659) from Wikipedia. I returned to a previous day’s writing today in response to a friend’s posting on Facebook of an article entitled “Republicans Have Strong Negative Views of Muslims, Arabs: Poll.”  I … Continue reading

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The Question Concerning Technology and Religion

Finished chapter 1, “What is religion?” of Nishitani’s Religion and Nothingness. This book is outstanding. He takes a line of reasoning that seeks to resolve the problem of religion and science by tracing the connections between the diverse topics: “Creatio … Continue reading

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Angry Birds and I Comment on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

I have a reoccurring nightmare of my family in Bursa being evaporated into gas by an Israeli nuclear attack. I know this is not entirely rationale, but who ever said dreams were grounded in reason? I return to this blog … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

Public domain image of the The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563) from Wikipedia. 11 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a … Continue reading

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