‘The first verses of al-Qamar are understood by the vast majority of commentators as a reference to a miracle performed by the Prophet. One evening he was addressing a group of disbelievers and Muslims on the plain of Mina, just outside of Makkah. The disbelievers had been disputing with the Prophet for several days, demanding a miracle as proof of his prophethood, and they began to do so again. The Prophet then raised his hand and pointed to the moon, whereupon it appeared to separate into two halves, one on either side of nearby Mt. Hira. He then said, “Bear witness!”, and the line of separation disappeared. All were left speechless, but his opponents soon discounted it as an illusion produced by sorcery. According to one account, one of the disbelievers said, “Muhammed has merely bewitched us, but he cannot bewitch the entire world. Let us wait for travellers to come from faraway places and hear what reports they bring.” Then, when some travellers arrived in Makkah a few days later, they confirmed that they too had witnessed the splitting of the moon.’
Why ‘Fascism’ is Favoured by the Roman Catholic Church! (20.3.2023)
Although a Socialist society fully empowers an individual to develop their thinking in a ‘free’ and ‘empowering’ environment – the Catholic Church complains that exactly the same ‘Socialist’ society is ‘oppressing’ religion because the Catholic Church is not permitted to harvest wealth from the people, steal land from the people, or artificially usurp political power from the people! In other words, although the freedoms earned by the people within a Socialist society conform in many ways to the ‘Private’ version of the Catholic Canon Law – exactly the same ‘freedoms’ contradict and violate the ‘Public’ version of the Catholic Canon Law! It is for this Catholic inconstancy of theological view (and temporal greed for political power) that the Catholic Church supported Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany (whilst being on very good terms with the Imperial Japanese) – and provided thousands of ‘Chaplains’ to accompany the ‘Catholic’ troops that were part of the Nazi German-led invasion of the USSR during 1941! These ‘Catholic’ troops were comprised of many hundreds of thousands of men and were spread across numerous participating nations including Hungary, Spain, Germany and Italy, etc! The Catholic Church supported this fascist invasion knowing full well that its purpose was ‘genocide’. The Nazi Germans (and their ‘Catholic’ allies) murdered around 41 nillion Soviet men, women and children, and after the war, the Vatican assisted thousands of Nazi War Criminals to escape Allied Justice! Such was (and remains) the power of the Public Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Working Class Control Soviet Society!
These are the stories about workers and their professions made in the USSR. Deputies of the Communist Party at that time also had to work
Buddhapadipa: Traversing the Temple! (10.4.2022)
The attitude of the Buddha exists within the sacred space of this temple in a country which otherwise advocates a brutal and uncaring socio-economic ideology and society! The Buddha would never have accepted this system as being ‘valid’ or applicable for attaining and living with a healthy mind and body!
A ‘Red Army’ Is a Product of Inner & Outer Discipline!
A ‘Red Army’ is not an ordinary army. It is not a bourgeois army designed to protect and propagate the exploitation inherent within the predatory
Lu Ji (陆机) – ‘The Joy of Writing’ (c. Late 3rd Century CE)
Lu Ji (261-303) – formal birth-name ‘Shi Heng’ (士衡) or ‘Scholar of Weight’ – and was a native of Wu Town, in Wu County (now