“The unexamined life is not worth living”-Socrates “Is my self really mine?”-St. Augustine
Micah 5:12: “And I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes”
As a historic day for Christianity, Pope Francis on September 04 Sunday declared Mother Teresa of Kolkata, revered for her work among the poor, a Saint of the Catholic Church. "We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said, to a roar from the thousands gathered at St. Peter's Square here, including many Indians who held or waved the Indian flag. "We enroll her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church. The Pope invoked the trinity: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit!"
3) No more political correctness. Political correctness means operatively “behaving socially right” or “behaving with fairness in societal interactions”. However, the deep sources of political correctness are in fact hypocritical hedonism combined with Western-Christian guilt and remorse that contradict the basic paradigms of Western culture and reflects illusionist and detached ideas about reality.
“Poverty is not measured by how much one possesses but by how big are one’s desires.”--Plato
“A well regulated State is based on the common sense of the people.”--Giambattista Vico
"No one pretends that Democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other forms that have been tried." --Winston Churchill
The following steps must be taken with deep efforts, seriously and effectively:
1) No more the twisted mirror image. To view Islam through Western inclusive pluralistic lenses means not only never understanding Islam but also it may produce disastrous results. What if the struggle is between two polar opposite cultural conceptions, between a society that aspires to modernity and progress, as against totalitarianism of thought, traditional tribal values and religious extremism?