WA Delegate (non-executive): The Theocracy of Aawia (elected 18 days ago)
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The embassy with Truangel Christian Fellowship is being withdrawn. Closure expected in 15 hours.
The embassy with The United League of Empires is being withdrawn. Closure expected in 2 days 15 hours.
Construction of embassies with New Vatican has commenced. Completion expected in 3 hours.
Construction of embassies with Imperial Desdenea has commenced. Completion expected in 15 hours.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Least Corrupt Governments in Right to Life
World Census officials visited a range of government departments and recorded how frequently bribes were required to complete simple administrative requests.
As a region, Right to Life is ranked 6,042nd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
|1.||The Christian Democratic Nation of Culture of Life||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“From conception until natural death”|
|2.||The Republic of Horatius Cocles||Democratic Socialists||“Qui Audet Adipiscitur”|
|3.||The Friendly Republic of New Dolgaria||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Speak softly, but carry an MP40 and a stuffed rabbit.”|
|4.||The Theocracy of Aawia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Our God is marching on!”|
|5.||The Allied States of The Pacific Territories||Democratic Socialists||“Liberty, Friendship, and Fraternity”|
|6.||The People's Confederation of Tarvelia||Moralistic Democracy||“-”|
|7.||The Empire of The Nation of Doxies||Democratic Socialists||“Animals and humans live best side by side”|
|8.||The Confederacy of Southern Cross Covenant||Democratic Socialists||“Live Free Live Well”|
|9.||The Republic of OstryT||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“God save our holy nation. ”|
|10.||The Republic of The Ashley Nation||Democratic Socialists||“Take what you need but give to those who needed more”|
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- 8 hours ago: United anglican catholic lands ceased to exist.
- 14 hours ago: The Five nations of Tvill of the region The United League of Empires ordered the closure of its embassy in Right to Life.
- 19 hours ago: The Republic of Relequin arrived from The East Pacific.
- 20 hours ago: The Crayola Factory of CrimsonScribbles departed this region for North Africa.
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- 1 day ago: The Republic of Normula arrived from Manfred United.
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On second thoughts, I probably shouldn't have used the word 'briefly". :)
1. The word jerk doesn't even begin to describe Putin and Russia so don't even get me started.
2. Have you studied Islam in depth from the Qu'ran? Not saying I have (I need to myself sometime.), but I'm just curious. Do you get your information simply from websites?
3. What are you addressing this against? Islamic fundamentalism or Islam?
I guess I'm the only person here who likes college football. :(
Sorry, but I know nothing about football....
God of love, Father of all,
the darkness that covered the earth
has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh.
Make us a people of this light.
Make us faithful to your Word,
that we may bring your life to the waiting world.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
May the peace of the Lord be with you this Christmas.
1. I'm not saying I'm a fan of President Putin, or his domestic policies: I would definitely not like to live in his country. However, the fact is, that he proved to be absolutely correct when it came to Western intervention in the Middle East, during the so-called Arab Spring, didn't he. Take Syria for example; President Assad, who we were told was an evil dictator, worse than Hitler!, is now an important ally in the fight against ISIS-many of whose recruits are the very same rebels who WE supported and armed only a short while ago. Which is why Syrian Christians largely support the Assad regime, by the way.
And while the situation in the Ukraine is very messy and complicated (this radio interview by Peter Hitchens is quite insightful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdcIbT3pKQ), I do think a large part of it could have been avoided if the EU, and by proxy, NATO and the US had avoided needlessly provoking an insecure nation like Russia by, from their perspective, creating a vassal state right on the edge of their territory.
Peter Hitchens talks more about his here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeO44STvnJw
2. I have read the Qur'an and portions of Hadith (though not in the original Arabic). I have also read both Islamic websites and material critical of Islam.
3. I don't believe it's possible to make a distinction between the two. Fundamentalism, in both a Muslim and Christian context, simply means getting back to 'the fundamentals'; the basic teachings and practices of a faith. Surely the truest and purest form of Islam, is Islam as it was practiced by Muhammed and his followers, just as the truest form of Christianity is the Christianity as it was practiced by the Disciples of Jesus and the Early Church.
I have become convinced that what is termed "radical" or "extremist" Islam, is simply the true face of Islam. The fact is that the Islamic State (for all the media tries to to tell us that they are not Islamic) is simply practicing Islam as Muhammed practiced it in the seventh century: murdering, raping, mutilating and enslaving people of other faiths. We are constantly told that there are millions of "good", "faithful" Muslims who don't kill and torture for their faith, in other words: Muslims who behave like normal human beings. But in fact, these are bad Muslims, because they are not following the example of their "Prophet".
ISIS are the best Muslims there are! They are simply obeying the instruction of the Qu'ran, which condones, among other things, the rape of captured slave girls.
No matter how much we are told that the "vast majority" (interesting that we are never given actual statistics) of Muslims are peaceful, which is certainly true. But while there may be many moderate Muslims, with whom it is possible to coexist, there is no such thing as moderate Islam.
While I bear no ill will toward Muslims as people, I must resolutely and wholeheartedly oppose Islam, which must be the most evil ideology in history. The fact is that in the south of France, there are more Mosques than Churches, gangs of Muslims men patrol the streets of East London, enforcing Sharia Law and there are huge Muslim ghettos in many European cities, where the police dare not go. I am afraid that the types of attacks we have seen recently in Sydney and in Pakistan are only going to increase, as more Muslims pour into Western countries and are Imams are allowed to preach anti-Christian, anti-Jewish hatred unchecked. The Muslims are closer to realising their dream of Ummah (a global Islamic state) than ever before, and all because of the cowardice of Western peoples, government, and, above all, churches! Churches who have failed to make a gracious but bold stand for the Gospel, and to assert the exclusivity and sufficiency of the Christian faith. Churches who have allowed themselves to be lulled into a false sense of security by "inter-faith dialogues" and who have ignored the plight of their persecuted brothers and sisters. Our world is changing, and not for the better, and by the time the West wakes up, it may already be too late.
Three minor points: ISIS may be worse than Assad, but Assad knowingly contributed to the radicalization of the war so that he would appear more legitimate. The primary enemy in the eyes of the Syrian regime is not ISIS or al-Nusra but the various secularist and moderate Islamist rebel groups.
Also, fascism has very little relation to socialism. The original ideology of the Spanish Falange was indeed left-leaning economically, but Franco basically got rid of that (which was part of the reason why we champions of the free world decided he was a "good" fascist). Mussolini undertook a number of public works projects, but other than that he was closely aligned with the Italian upper class. Hitler quite literally had no economic policy, he did make sure to purge left-wing Nazis like Rohm and the Strasser brothers. In the neo-fascist/neo-Nazi movement today, those who could be really be considered "socialist" are a minority.
Finally, socialism =/= communism (and both terms have broad definitions).
I'm busy at the moment, so I can't really reply to Xinxian's assertions about Islam, but I will say this: I myself have serious issues with Islam, but remember, it wasn't that long ago when it was the Christian nations who saw themselves fighting a righteous war against ignorant savages.
However there is a major distinction between capitalism (i.e. separation between economy and state, just as there is separation between church and state) and corporatism, in which the upper echelons of the government are aligned with the interests of massive multinational corporate cartels. This sort of 'crony capitalism' is as distinct from true, laissez-faire capitalism as you socialism is from communism. As a believer in the free market, I am as opposed to corporate welfare as I am to social welfare.
However, the form of socialism practiced in Soviet Russia, socialism in the interests of "the people", the form implemented in Fascist economies, socialism in the interest of political/corporate conglomerates and the form widespread in the West today, which is supposedly in the interests of the poor, have one fundamental common denominator: state control of and interference in the economy. That's really what socialism boils down to.
As far as modern "far-right" movements, I think you'll find that parties such as the National Front in France, or the British National Party in the UK, actually have more "left-wing" economic policies than the major socialist parties in those countries!
As far as your final point is concerned, I'm afraid that simply isn't an argument. I freely admit that many terrible, sinful acts have been committed in the past by those claiming to be Christians; I acknowledge this (whereas, unfortunately, most Muslims are unwilling to acknowledge the historical atrocities perpetrated in the name of their religion). But the reprehensible actions of one party in no way justifies or legitimises the reprehensible actions of another. Two wrongs don't make a right. While you may argue it is hypocritical for Christians to criticise Islam for its record of violence, that does not make the criticism itself invalid.
It's an old tactic that many people have been using for decades: diverting attention from criticism of one nation/regime by pointing out the failings of another. It's like when online commentators from the Chinese '50 Cent Brigade' respond to mention of China's human rights abuses by saying: "Oh yeah? What about Iraq?!", etc. Muslims (and their defenders) use it all the time. Tu qoque arguments are a logical fallacy, and have their roots in Soviet rhetoric:
It was also several hundred years ago since Christians engaged en masse in any sort of 'holy war', whereas jihad (righteous struggle, which I realise is not always violent, but often is) is widespread in the Islamic world today, and, I would argue, fundamental to the religion, in Shia Islam being the first of the ten Ancillaries of the Faith (furūʿ ad-dīn), and in Sunni Islam often referred to as one the Six Pillar of the Faith.