Everything's All Right in the Middle EastWritten by Robert Levin
Can we, just for a minute, dispense with hand-wringing and acknowledge that problem Israel and Palestinians have with one another is actually their mutual solution to problem of being mortal? Of course to understand what I mean it is first necessary to recognize that it's not love or sex or money that makes world go around but fact of death; that what drives virtually everything we believe and do is need to reduce, to at least a manageable degree of fear, terror and panic anticipation of death causes us. (If you can't quite grasp this notion, if you have to be reminded that terror and panic constitute human default condition, then whatever you're believing and doing is working for you.)
Of myriad subtle and blatant ways we've come up with to make living with an impossible reality tolerable, one example would be symbolic immortality we assure ourselves of by leaving behind a scientific discovery, or a work of art, that will continue to have an influence on world. Another is accumulation of inordinate wealth. The god-like trappings great sums of money buy enable us to feel not just superior to common man, but less vulnerable to common fate. Still another is getting high, which is about getting above body that we know will one day be our undoing.
And then there's our invention of an afterlife. Presenting us with a chance to survive death—if we honor pronouncements and follow dictates we've assigned to deities of our own fashioning—it's this immortality illusion that's at heart of Arab-Israeli conflict. The Arabs are qualifying for eternity by doing what they've determined to be God's work, which is to make war on those who, ignoring or questioning His authority, are undermining His plan for planet. And Israel, dropped in Arab's midst, its diverse culture implicitly challenging validity of Arab beliefs, provides Arabs with infidel they need to carry out their mission. For Arabs, it's not about killing Jews, per se. Jews are simply a fortuitously placed means to a purchase on heaven. (You could say that—their culture being, by all appearances, limited in its repertoire of immortality illusions to resources of Islam—suicide is only instrument of self-perpetuation available to Palestinian terrorists.)
The Purpose of WarWritten by Louise Sutherland
In today's world we have people who believe that everyone should live peacefully but we all know that this task is impossible because we are people. There will always be disagreements, dissappointments, unfairness and list could go on and on. The question of purpose of war seems to only surface when there is a war. The question we should ask is where would this country be if we had no wars. Many believe that God does not agree with war but master teacher in Holy scriptures said we would have rumors of wars. Where ever you go in world you will find battles. People battle in there minds, on job, in family, neighbrhoods, cities and countries. Where would this world be if people did not fight for what's right. There is an old saying that states "If you don't fight for something;you will fall for anything". Even though we lose loved ones in these wars, scarfices can produce