NOTE:  PLEASE read this Show Description for a direct path to World and personal peace....Really?:

Yes, We can Bomb the World to Pieces

- OR - we each can practice and bless each other and the world into permanent peace.  REally?   ...:

March 18 2017  U. Washington  -- R.O.C. Roots of Conflict International Conference  on the  'Heritage of Conflict in the Colonial Middle East'  Keynote Speakers debate and relate!  
Kevin Barrett,, PhD, Muslim, vs. (with) Scott Bennett, PHD, Christian. 

This is a special personally exclusive interview that no one at today's 'Heritage of Arabian Colonialism Conference, the  Roots of Conflict - Past and Present' - stayed to see.            

Sooo,          This is just for you and yours to see and share...  and,  

Here is My personal editorial comment  on perhaps, the best way  (only way) to revelational peace :   

We, homo sapiens / human beings, all have much - and this 1 thing in common - each of us operates on  insufficient information -      I don't know everything there is and was - do You?   [- Does Google?]   

We all gain differing perspectives based on our genetic heritage, upbringing, environments, and experiences.   Now: 

Is there hope for significant reconciliation in these Arabian hot sands of deep-rooted conflicts of hurt and hate?

Yes - IF based on what Gandhi said:   "God has no religion!"              

 ALL religions / denominations / sects / cults were / are created by man's earnest, but insufficient enlightened attempts / endeavors  to relate to, and  define the undefinable Omni-everything  even beyond our imagination.

Originators and leaders of religions/sects often used their personally 'inspired revelations / divine determinations'  to develop houses of worship, rituals, dogma, institutions, movements and righteous relations to guide / control the minds, spirits, and directions of followers - their 'flock of sheep'...

Now, As I go through this wondrous existence of life on earth:  I have strived to walk a path following my life's  2 Step Mantra -            

Step 1.  All-ways Pursue Truth - unless something better comes along;  and,  

Step 2. There is no DECEPTION so great as SELF-DECEPTION - Question the ROOTS that created your deep convictions / beliefs / rituals / religion. - and, 

Repeat Step 1.

[Beware of 'blind faith' -  Trust, but verify, seek bottom-line truth. - 

George Orwell stated in his '1984' book:  'IGNORANCE is STRENGTH'   Could your blind faith/ignorance - become manipulated for your leaders' strength?     Do you really know just enough to be dangerous - and be manipulated?]

...followers must beware of the 'Divine Driving Deception' of being within the flock of the Only special 'chosen people' which  then strettccchhh their religious doctrined relationships into the political (and economic) worlds.  

The arrogant thought of "MY GOD being better than your god"  is a deadly and dastardly devilish  DECEPTION.    [Same with 'exceptionalism']

Ironically and tragically, it is historical reality that Religions have caused (way too) many wars and conflicts.  (with bankers readily funding both $ide$).

In today's tempestuous world, we are still all brothers and sisters - (we all bleed red) and we are all "God's" creations    -  "his" children , sons and daughters (not grandchildren).                                                                                            Further, "God/Yahweh/the Lord loves all of this marvelous creation"                                                              Everyone is a chosen person of equal value to every other person created with the same needs for life and health.  

 
Think about it: Your basic Relationship with your Creator really doesn't need a middleman / salesman - unless that human association inspires and strengthens your innate pursuit of real Truth and inner peace.                                     [Train up a Child... indoctrinate...and they'll not soon depart from it]

Does your proscribed  dress, or your daily / Sabbath ritual robes &/or routine(s) really bring you steps closer to the freedom, comfort and love of a direct 1:1 relationship with the only One living Creator? 

The 1;! love of the Almighty Lord is totally sufficient.  What else do you need,spiritually?

If there is room for revision, correction or coalescing in your spiritual walk, may I suggest this for you, and then  to share with your brothers and sisters::

Dear devoted Disciples of ____________,:   Dig deep into our / your religious Roots to discern what elements, rituals, and practices actually strengthen your relationship with the Lord, - and what is "off-point," extraneous, or beyond the scope .  Then -  Drop those issues / dogma, doctrines,directives, dress, etc., that dilute or divert the 1:1 love relationship of the Creator. 

Keep your 1:1 relationship pure and focused.  Drop your 'drags' - your fears,cares, arms'.  Lay your burdens down. Renew your mind..  

Just remember this:

The One omni-everything (by any name you call Him/Her  - God/YAHWEH/Allah, etc)  created all in perfect harmony - and still loves it / us all ,  Right?  God is all you need.                                                                                                 [BEWARE:  God + anything (politics, money, etc.) is not of the Lord.]

When you are filled with the unlimited Love of the Almighty, there is no room for fears or animosity to your fellow brothers/sisters.

Here is a simple song that my best friend wrote (for his son), and sang that says it all:  

Enjoy the overwhelming Joy in this: 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMtK0DJUYs

Simply ‚ÄčRemember this:Since God loves me ... We are Soooo Loved! 

Live simply and share this Love broadly. 

Will this realization help reconcile the conflicts throughout Arabia / the world?

 - Or  - is there something better?

 

Your Comments welcomed
Program Details
Episode S6E14
Broadcast Week Mar 19th 2017
Duration 00:27:29
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Documentary
Theme News, Business, and Government
Language English
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