Watch Out for World War Over Secularism and Religious Tolerance Endangerment – 08/11/2014

“Apocalypticism is the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse, a term which originally referred to a revelation of God’s will, but now usually refers to belief that the world will come to an end time very soon, even within one’s own lifetime. This belief is usually accompanied by the idea that civilization will soon come to a tumultuous end due to some sort of catastrophic global event.”

“Apocalypticism is often conjoined with esoteric knowledge that will likely be revealed in a major confrontation between good and evil forces, destined to change the course of history. Apocalypses can be viewed as good, evil, ambiguous or neutral, depending on the particular religion or belief systempromoting them. They can appear as a personal or group tendency, an outlook or a perceptual frame of reference, or merely as expressions in a speaker’s rhetorical style.”

However, in this new, very much, “apocalyptic-looking”, era of “Never Forgive, Never Forget”, the “genocide” of Kurdish Zoroastrian Yazidis at the hands of ISIS Sunni Muslims, throws us back to pre-islamic Mesopotamia history and the following “religious cleansing” that came up with the rise of Islam in the region……..:+(

Imagine what that can do to the West favorite secularism and religious tolerance spirit, culture and civilization,  if it spreads…….:+(

Remember “Muhammad’s” cartoons and the islamic “fatwa” condemning the cartoonists to death afterward, following Salman Rushdie “Satanic Verses” other controversial death “fatwa”, anyone ????!!! :+(

Things are getting even more complicated with the Turkey Presidential Elections putting back in power a conservative Muslim in this traditional Kurdistan arch-enemy, Turkey, which used to be secular since Ataturk, but, now, it seems,  turns to “islamic fundamentalism” under the pretext of nationalistic revanchism …….:+(

It all echoes the Friedman’s and Stratfor predictions for World War Three………..:+(

Unfortunately for “naysayers”, Stratfor’s CEO,  George Friedman, is Hungarian born and when one knows Hungary’s historical belligerent relationship to stop Islam and Muslim Ottoman Turkish Empire invasion of Hungary and  Europe, it may be a good idea to listen……..:+(

“Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions andreligious dignitaries. One manifestation of secularism is asserting the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people. Another manifestation of secularism is the view that public activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be uninfluenced by religious beliefs and/or practices.

“Secularism draws its intellectual roots from Greek and Roman philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius and Epicurus; from Enlightenment thinkers such asDenis DiderotVoltaireBaruch SpinozaJames MadisonThomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine; and from more recent freethinkers and atheists such asRobert Ingersoll and Bertrand Russell.”

“The purposes and arguments in support of secularism vary widely. In European laicism, it has been argued that secularism is a movement towardmodernization, and away from traditional religious values (also known as secularization). This type of secularism, on a social or philosophical level, has often occurred while maintaining an official state church or other state support of religion. In the United States, some argue that state secularism has served to a greater extent to protect religion and the religious from governmental interference, while secularism on a social level is less prevalent. Within countries as well, differing political movements support secularism for varying reasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypticism
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101906447?trknav=homestack:topnews:12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamian_religions#Mesopotamia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazidi
http://www.thewire.com/global/2014/07/kurdish-fouad-massoum-elected-new-president-of-iraq/374984/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Kurdistan
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recep_Tayyip_Erdo%C4%9Fan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atat%C3%BCrk
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/12/world/africa/12iht-novel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Friedman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STRATFOR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_wars_in_Europe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ottoman_conquests,_sieges_and_landings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revanchism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatwa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses_controversy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secularism

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