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Editorials by Paul Olivier
Middle East Complexities, part 4.
In part 1 - 3 only the three monotheistic main religions are considered as important and are the center of attention in the Middle East. The large populations of India and South and South East Asia are Hindu or Buddhist. These are more or less World views, not religions. Buddha had no concept of the Creator and Hindu is polytheistic and is as divided as Christianity. Both Buddhist and Hindu's are philosophical in some sense, introvert and with some exceptions, not proselytizing. And than there are atheists. But their prophets have been seriously discredited.
The fallacies of the three main religions are not completely explored before here. 
The Messiah is in the Hebrew religion expected to be born as a person; That's right. What is wrong is they expect Him to come among them, just for them.The Islam expect Him to come also among them, but for the whole World, an Islamic World.
Christianity beliefs Him to come for the whole World, but they expect it to happen in a super natural way: on the clouds!
There is only one way it is to happen and that is God's way, God's choice, God's time, and according God's laws. The problem is us, humanity, belonging to whatever religion: will we recognize God's choice if we hang on to our faulty concepts?
What does this have to do with reaching peace in the Middle East? It is like President G.W Bush said: "Make no mistake about it, it's good versus evil". We have to understand that it is only "relative good" that the free, democratic World has to offer.
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  Date12/12/2001