Tuesday, December 25, 2007

AoC - CoA: Changing our Attitude

douglas roche

Leading Muslim scholars have addressed warm Christmas greetings to Christians around the world. The greetings, sent by a group of 138 Sunni, Shi'ite, Sufi and other scholars who recently proposed a dialogue with Christian leaders, called for peace on earth and thanked church leaders who have responded positively to their invitation. The final form of the letter (you can read it here: LINK) was presented at a conference in September 2007 held under the theme of “Love in the Quran,” by the Royal Academy of The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan, under the Patronage of H.M. King Abdullah II.

The letter "notes that Christmas came just after the Muslim haj pilgrimage to Mecca and the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al Adha) recalling how the Prophet Abraham almost sacrificed his son.
"God's refusal to let Abraham sacrifice his son ... is to this day a divine warrant and a most powerful social lesson for all followers of the Abrahamic faiths, to ever do their utmost to save, uphold and treasure every human life and especially the lives of every single child," it said.
"May the coming year be one in which the sanctity and dignity of human life is upheld by all," it added. "May it be a year of humble repentance before God and mutual forgiveness within and between communities", writes Tom Heneghan in an article of International Herald Tribune , and that "most Christian churches have responded positively".

For me this sounds for me like using Christmas in playing the campaign-drum for the AoC and it's just in time at the beginning of the EU's year of intercultural communication in 2008. The editing of the IHT article was done by a certain Andrew Roche and interesting enough there is an other article on the subject by another Roche: "Light on horizon for interfaith peace" by Douglas Roche. In his article Douglas Roche connects this letter of leading Muslim scholars with another "Dialogue"-movement: the Alliance of Civilizations. Already the title of the article refers to AoC Jedi-Council Member Karen Armstrong, ("The coming together of Muslims and Christians (...) is a beacon of hope and an example to the whole of humanity.") Roche writes: "With Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other notable religious figures participating, a high-level group spent a year assessing the political, social and religious forces that foment extremism and identifying actions to strengthen mutual understanding." and further:
"The inspirational power of the Alliance of Civilizations lies in its
potential to transform the world from exclusive societies to inclusive societies comprising diverse peoples. While the exigencies of our time forced the Alliance of Civilizations to examine societal relationships through the prism of Muslim-Christian relations, the true value of its work of reconciliation is that it speaks to all of humanity." LINK

Former Canadian parliament member Douglas Roche is also author of the book "Global Conscience", in the synopsis Amazon writes: "This title contains 30 international case studies, illustrating the interplay of public policy and private actions that will guide an enlightened path to human security."(sic)
Douglas Roche
also co-authored the book
"Safe Passage Into the 21st Century: United Nations Quest for Peace, Equality, Justice and Development" with Robert Muller,
long-time U.N. Assistant Secretary-General who has based the curriculum for his many Robert Muller schools around the world on the underlying teachings of Luciferian Alice Bailey. Muller and Roche already in 1995 co-authored a book advocating a “common security agenda as the basis for a new world order.” This was after Roche at the World Conference of Religion for Peace in Louvain, Belgium (August 28-September 3, 1974) delivered a report titled “We can achieve a New World Order,” thus showing the power elite’s larger plan to use religion to bring about their New World Order of a World Socialist Government and One World Religion. (this is from Dr. Dennis L. Cuddy's 2007 July 23 article and now see the name of his article: JAVIER SOLANA & THE LARGER PLAN. The article also links to an article from Constance Cumbey: IS JAVIER SOLANA GOING TO SPEAK FOR EU AT UN? , a question we could answer with yes, since it's implemented into the Lisbon treaty. (see here).

Rouche's involvement in implementing the Dialogue culture into the curricula of the schools and University's can be seen in this article: "Seeking a culture of peace, diversity and tolerance"

Friends, as far as I remember we celebrate Christmas not because of the cute children,
or because it's the festival of love and romance. We celebrate the coming to earth of our Saviour.
"And the angel said unto them: Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
(Luke 2: 10-11)

And: the light is not the luciferian light of pseudo-wisdom or
the light "on the horizon for interfaith peace" or "enlightement for security" but:

" 2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

3Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

4For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

5For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." (Jesaja 9)

...and not some honoured members of the all-inclusive New World Order club.
So, it's NO - I do not change my attitude to Christmas.
Merry Christmas!


Eric said...

Farmer, it seems clear to me: One way is the hope of the gospel, the coming Kingdom of God based on the work of our Savior, the other a counterfeit New World Order based on human effort (humanism) and an implicit denial of a need for repentance from dead works.

setterman said...

Amen, and Amen; preach it!

Anonymous said...

Amen to the Amen, Setterman
Go tell it on the mountain, Farmer

Yours truly,

Rudi said...

Another very well done article. Thank-you for all the time and research you do for all of us. I'm looking forward to, and praying for your upcoming 'My Perspective' Micro Effect interview with Constance this Friday. -Rudi