Tuesday, April 29, 2008

little intelligence?

The director of Channel 7, Rosario Lufrano, noted that the private media have to reflect on its rolebeyond financial gain and called on women to be "guarantors to avoid counterculture of the image. "

Do not fall for it.
Buenos Aires. During the two-day meeting discussion revolved around four axes: the role of women in education, youth as promoters of multiculturalism, women in migration. "Women and the media" was the fourth panel of the Regional Seminar "Women and the Alliance of Civilizations", a gathering sponsored by the Argentine government, under the I Annual Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations. The Argentine President Christina Fernández de Kirchner was there. AoC-Boss Sampaio was there. The Foreign Minister of Spain Moratinos was there. The latter also met here with the director of Latin American Jewish Congress, Claudio Epelman and the Secretary General of the Organization for Islamic americas America and the Caribbean, Muhammad Y. Hallar Findin LINK

The result: Cordoba will host in 2010 a meeting of Muslim and Jewish communities throughout Latin America linked to the Alliance of Civilizations, an idea launched by Spain and Turkey and sponsored by the UN. He added that the two religious communities throughout Latin America will meet separately in Spain in 2009, as a prelude to a collective meeting in the Andalusian city of Cordoba in two years, recalling that the coexistence in the twelfth century had two great sages, Muslim Averroes and the Jewish Maimonides. He mentioned Buenos Aires as an example of coexistence and tolerance among different religions, which illustrated highlighting the fact that there is an intersection in this city which converged "in the streets of the State of Israel and Palestine." He also noted that civilization would not exist without the assistance of women and that any initiative that wants to prosper must have their participation. LINK

Argentine President Christina Fernández de Kirchner spoke about intelligence:

"So the bet of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, this Alliance of Civilizations is a bet on intelligence, the thinking, the deep intellect and I believe that women might be that we can give more strength this challenge, because too often we are victims of such lack of intellect, intelligence and the most oppressive and overwhelming at times of mediocrity that seems to surround the contemporary world today

"As you will see friends and friends, is not a problem even feminism or sexism. It's just mediocrity, because ultimately, intolerance towards the other, does not have enough sensitivity and intelligence to understand the other, rather than a attitude difference, reveals little intelligence, the best and mediocrity in most, "said the President at the seminar Alliance of Civilizations. LINK

Wanna be a woman of the Reich or be really wise? Then build on the rock and fill your lamp with oil! I bet my money on the Word of God. It says in Proverbs 14:

"1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

2 He whose walk is upright fears the LORD,
but he whose ways are devious despises him.

3 A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,
but the lips of the wise protect them.

4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.

5 A truthful witness does not deceive,
but a false witness pours out lies.

6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

7 Stay away from a foolish man,
for you will not find knowledge on his lips.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.

9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
but goodwill is found among the upright.

10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,
and no one else can share its joy.

11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.

12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death."

And we knew we will seem to be foolish in the eyes of the world:
"18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:29That no flesh should glory in his presence.30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." Corinthians 1.

stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

What can we say to that last part, except Amen..

Rudi said...

Most interesting Bjorn! Also so appreciated the scripture you chose to close with.-Rudi

Anonymous said...

I'm with the other two. Let me just say that the humble and "weak" Christians about us, tend to have the great faith. We might simply cry "Rabboni!", or "help my unbelief." Let us "give thanks always", and to remember the grace of God who, "according to the counsel of His own will" chose us to reveal His Son. "Blessed are the poor in spirit."
Thanks for all your wok.