Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Can the Hand of God be forced?

Apparently, Iran's Ahmadinejad thinks he can force his god.

From Drudge Report -

WSJ: Scholar Warns Iran's Ahmadinejad May Have 'Cataclysmic Events' In Mind For August 22
Tue Aug 08 2006 10:22:35 ET

In a WALL STREET JOURNAL op-ed Tuesday, Princeton's Bernard Lewis writes: "There is a radical difference between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments with nuclear weapons. This difference is expressed in what can only be described as the apocalyptic worldview of Iran's present rulers."

"In Islam as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time -- Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined."

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the US about nuclear development by Aug. 22," which this year corresponds "to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque,' usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (c.f., Koran XVII.1).

"This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr. Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it would be wise to bear the possibility in mind."

It isn't important whether this stuff is true or false. What is important is that many people do believe these prophesies are true and are ready and willing to act upon their beliefs. The Iranian leadership are identified as "Twelvers", those believing the 12th Imam will return to establish a new Caliphate. The return requires great strife in the world before #12 comes out of hiding after something like 600 years. With #12 are to be the Prophet Mohammad, and Jesus who will then set about a great calamity upon the unbelievers. The "Twelvers" further believe they can force the hand of their god, al'Lah, to prduce #12, the Prophet, and the Messiah into the open by creating world turbulence.

Not much of a god that can be forced to do something by mere mortals that a true god could simply ignore or flick out of existence. This just seems to me to be the epitomy of Muslim arrogance. They not only believe they are better than Jews, Americans, and everyone else - I can accept that, but the belief they are also superior to their own god, that the hand of god can be forced is beyond comprehension.

No matter how it goes, somebody has a serious lesson to learn.

Full article here.

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Don said...

The cataclysmic even that Iran is going to experience, may not be exactly what they had in mind.

Mike's America said...

I doubt Iran would be crazy enough to start something on the 22nd. But they ARE crazy enough to be pulling sh#t with us for the last 27 years.

At some point the matter will have to be resolved. And it would be better to do it before they get a nuke.

But with the way the world is today, and the Democrats neutering any strong and effective response we may be condemned to sit and wait until Iran thinks it is strong enough to take us on.

13 Fox said...

You'll find Persia at the top of the list in Ezekiel 38. Persia in Bible times is present day Iran. Their fate awaits them. But they can try and force whatever they want. The more they try and force their fake god, the more prophecy comes to life. They think their attack on Israel will bring their fake god back. Little do they know that their attack is prophecied. Let them keep "forcing" their fake god. All they're doing is proving Christianity right.

bernie said...

I linked to your article from Daily KOS - the idiot's guide to Terrorism

bernie said...

I don't know how I missed this post of yours, otherwise I would have included it in my article
August 22 - End of the World -12th Imam

I will update a link to it now.

Indigo Red said...

Thanks, Bernie. I guess that's why Planck's Constant wouldn't accept my comment for a few minutes - you were updating while I was commenting. Pretty funny.