War, Bloodshed and Anti-Semitism – Enough is Too Much

September 19, 2018 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS

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By

Alan Share

 

 

Two thousand years of it. We must surely move on. Our world should no longer have to centre itself on the killing fields of Bible-lands. While it can still take its bearings from there, what goes on there should be no more than a Meridian line on the surface of the globe in the overall vastness of the Universe.

 

The Universe is Infinite. God, its Maker must also be infinite. God is One to the power of One; there must be an infinite number of ways to find God, each one precious to its owner, each one respectful of all the others, each one pointing to peace.

 

 

Meanwhile the Cauldron in the Middle East is still ablaze

 

 

Aleppo, Mosul, Palmyra, chemical weapons, Arab tribe warring with Arab tribe. Gaza. Israelis, with a collective memory – don’t ignore it – of 2,000 years of discrimination and persecution, culminating in pogroms in Russia and the Holocaust in Germany and in the vast exodus of 850,000 from Arab lands since 1948 doing whatever they deem necessary to save it happening again, for the first time with the wherewithal to do that.

 

 

Anti-Semites, with the backing of their naive excusers, as ever perverted, myopic and totally disproportionate in their fault-finding

 

 

For two thousand years individual faiths added fuel to the fire. In 2002 leading clerics from all three faiths united in their call to extinguish it.

 

 

But why is this not being echoed every day in churches, mosques and synagogues around the world?

 

 

 

The Alexandria Declaration – January 2002

 

“In the name of God who is Almighty, Merciful and Compassionate, we, who have gathered as religious leaders from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities, pray for true peace in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and declare our commitment to ending the violence and bloodshed that denies the right of life and dignity.

According to our faith traditions, killing innocent in the name of God is a desecration of His Holy Name, and defames religion in the world. The violence in the Holy Land is an evil which must be opposed by all people of good faith.

We seek to live together as neighbours respecting the integrity of each other’s historical and religious inheritance. We call upon all to oppose incitement, hatred and misrepresentation of the other.”

 

 

 

 

Alan Share

Alan Share

Alan Share is an Author and Social Media Activist to promote much needed Accountability, Fair Play and Excellence in the UK. His novel ‘Death of a Nightingale‘ can be purchased via CreateSpace or Amazon.

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