It is possible that Trump’s lovey-dovey attitude with France’s Macron was to spite the UK. We were promised to be in front of the queue to trade with the USA; however, Trump has made France richer as most of our leaders (Sadiq Khan, members in our parliament etc) and insulated Donald Trump even as far as BANNING him from coming to the UK. Trump played games with the UK and ignored us for a very very long time thanks to leaders like this.
This doesn’t help the pounds sterling. With Brexit making the UK complicatedly more poorer for the huge debt we owe the EU and the value of the Euro rising to be virtually equal with the Pound every month; it’s no wonder many of our leaders are getting more and more quiet regarding their Trump Deranged Syndrome or Trump Hate.
We’ve been asking them to put aside their emotions and use logic for a long time; however, it’s only when their pockets are gonna be affected negatively that’s when they start to think correctly. If you have to wait to see blood or “near blood experiences” before you think clearly, you don’t deserve to be a leader in my opinions.
What do you think?
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My respectable Muslims friends who support the terrorist organisation called “Hamas” in Palestine…
The whole of the West, USA and Europe, is throwing precision bombs in Syria because we blindly trust in Israeli intelligence – which I find foolish but that is just the way it is.
All israel has to do is to invent a lie about Palestine and poof, gone. Simple as that. In fact, they have all the weapons, enough to do that.
So, before you post a picture or video that Israeli Solidiers are being evil to Palestinians who “only” want their land back after they legally over-sold it to Israel, ask yourself some questions:
– why are the Israeli soldiers recording the way they treat Palestinians on camera and posting it to the WHOLE WORLD? (In my opinions, because they want to show the whole world they are accountable human beings)
– why must Israeli soldiers give a justification in court for every bullet they fire or misfire? If they have no justification, they go to jail. And sometimes, even if they have justification, they still go to jail.
– why don’t the Israeli soldiers just start shooting and bombing to death all night the Palestinians if they are really as evil as you claim they are?
I personally think you’ve got your narrative right. You just don’t know who powerful israel is and how many countries are now beginning to support the existence of Israel including the land of your prophet – Saudi Arabia.
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Do you know how much money was spent to send our RAF drop “precision” bombs in Syria? Now consider how this could have been used in making out NHS better.
Also, if our best estimates as to believe if Asaad is responsible for these chemical attacks are coming from Israeli intelligence … may I remind you that it’s these same Israeli intelligence we relied on for the Pointless Iraq war we had in the past that killed many of our very own beloved people and we later came to find out that Iraq had no such chemical weapons.
Yeah, I wouldn’t trust israel. Yes I know he hostility pointing towards Israel by it’s surrounding nation-states just because Israel expanded, legally bought its land and expanded. I know of the continuous years of UN bashing. But that does not give israel the right to hide behind the west and watch us create hate among ourselves.
This war is not going to benefit anyone in the west but Israel alone. It’s high time we either sign an international pact or treaty or we leave nations to fight their own battles.
… but when it comes to doing Israel’s dirty work, we go in? Come on! The Israeli nation is sly, crafty and manipulative … it’s kinda impressive. I support their legal right to exist but I don’t support this.
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For many people – especially those I debate – who think I chauvinistically support Israel without using my brain; you’re wrong.
However, their first impulse is always trade to Achieve that goal. This is quite different from the leftist who’s intention is compassion, care, tolerance and inclusivity … but they first impulse is violence and everything that isn’t their goal.
Look, I have the intention to be richer than Bill Gates and Mark Zukerburg… but my first impulse is capitalistic trade not violence, theft or robbery. What’s my crime in wanting to overthrow the richest man in the world and become the richest man in the world myself? What’s my crime?
But the Politics Of Israel is worrying to me. I never get to talk about this with my Muslim debaters who only talk about Palestine lands – which is easy to debunk; that seems to bother them more.
Israel has been working with the USA, or shall I say, hiding behind the USA so that the USA takes the blame. Israel has been given enough money, enough military, enough power for them to deal with the terrorists around them. Now, they have been resisted by many Muslims and Arabs around them, even using internal relations pressures not to raid the people who are hiding ISIS and many evil terrorists. So they have a dilemma and the reason they hide behind USA is understandable.
But now, it’s time for Israel to make friends with Russia, China and Asaad even though they were not as supportive of Israel as USA was. These people are their neighbors. USA is too far from Israel. By this, we can have better international relations in the Middle East. Why israel is not doing this, is foolish. And will continue to make people see them as divisive.
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DO I BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION AS A CHRISTIAN?
There is no “theory” of evolution. There are actually, “theorIES” of evolution.
– Lamarckian Evolution
I’ll make a case and talk about a few as concise as possible.
“Evolution is change in gene frequencies in populations.”
This is where many people believe we evolved from fish or apes thanks to randomness/ chances/ probabilities/ luck. This is Neo-Darwinian equation
Darwinian Natural Selection + (Gregor) Mendelian Genetics = Neo-Darwinian Evolution
But this is not Charles Darwin’s original view that ONLY randomness or chance is responsible for human evolution; that has been interpolated by contemporary logical formulae of scientists. Charles was open minded to the existence of other natural laws that may have directed evolution and limit the amount of randomness that could successful occur.
So trust me, Darwinian Evolution Theory is not the only game in town.
I believe in the evolution theory that is “goal orientated” so that it be consistent with other coherent world views I hold regarding the “useful fiction” we philosophically have that life has a teleology or goal-orientation as seen in the anthropic principle and the fine-tuning of the #universe to allow for intelligent life on earth . For we cannot bear to live with ourselves (especially morally) if our mentality is “survival of the fittest”. Sometimes, the weakest get all the love, attention, protect and get others to die for them in altruism.
NICHE CONSTRUCTION …
PROCESS STRUCTURALISM (a leeway to intelligent design)
While Darwinian Evolution and it’s randomness suggest “chance”, meaning that if we rewind biological evolution backwards, we will not get the same speciation and human life like we do nowadays, Christians like me take into consideration that assuming that
– universal fine-tuning (of galaxies) remains constant
I believe that if you reverse biological evolution backwards, all other factors being true to “guide” evolution, we would still end up with similar organism structures and intelligence nowadays. It sounds like intelligent-design evolution-theory from a scientific method of metaphysical-naturalism. But it’s the reverse, it’s the methodological-naturalism part of the argument. One works from the (inferential) top-down scientific approach, the other works front the (calculated/ constructed) bottom-up approach respectively. And since many people hate to have forensic top-down science in biology… let’s just stick to he bottom-up approach of biological evolution called “Process Structuralism” which states that…
…the kinds and types of organisms that we see, their body-plans, and many of their traits are the result of (fixed) natural laws rather than being merely the byproducts of historical contingency and chance genetic mutations.
There are certain natural laws that govern the evolution of biological structures and organisms.
Robert Bieri said this
This includes bigger brain, vertebrates with ability to walk on feet. Standing upright erect etc
The biggest proof for process structuralism is the facts of Evo-Devo theory which states that it’s possible to devolve backwards … but it agrees regarding the convergence of species as well as divergence of species in evolution. In divergence of species, organisms from one common ancestor diverge and go their own way DNA-wise. In convergence species, we see organisms with different common ancestors taking similar attributes such as evolving to glide, climb. The shark and the dolphin have different common ancestors but they are physiologically converging to swim. Or look at the Saber Tooth tiger and the Thylacosmilidae (a creature that went extinct lately from Africa). The Thylacosmilidae is closely related to a kangaroo but the Saber Tooth tiger is closely related to a giraffe. Both evolved on different continents yet, converged in speciation as to co-interact in adaptation and Epigenetics.
Also, the evolution of the camera eye converged from different common ancestors across the world and 15 independent cases where the common ancestor didn’t have a camera eye or photo-receptor with a distinct lens but it jut popped into being in the next generation.
Here are a few examples of convergence speciation for those interested (find more at Simon Conway Morris Book “Life’s Solution”)
(I’m not smart enough to know these things guys, I have books and many teachers lol).
This shows that evolution is less of an accident than we give it credit for.
Intelligence in species of different ancestors shows convergence too. We see this in apes, crows/ ravens and dolphins. If we human being didn’t evolve to be this intelligent, all other universal factors being constant, other intelligent animals would have evolved to then become like us – kinda like being half-man-half-crow or half-man-half-Dolphine. One could argue that our common ancestor was half-man-half-ape. But that is another debate for another time.
My point for now is, evolution appears to have a rational structure, a mind or law or telos or goal behind it – and this is what intelligent design theory suggests although that is not what we’re talking of today in this post. For now, let’s concentrate on Process Structuralism Evolution Theory.
Since believing in evolution doesn’t always equal to neo-darwiniansm, can I still be a Christian and believe in evolution… the answer, is yes.
Does this contradict with Adam and Eve narrative that God made them from the “dust” of the earth? No – “Dust” could means anything even if it was mud where a fish came from to then become a man.
We have scientific researches going on in genetic engineering regarding the mathematical consistencies of believing in a Y-Chromosomal Adam and a Mitochondria-Eve. And with the irreducible complexity of the Cambriam Explosion still standing in the the way to bring doubt on the Darwinian Evolution theory, we have good reasons (not to know) but to rationally “believe” that life (including human life) may not have specieated from a #CommonAncestor but may have popped into being as though they were just planted there by a #CommonDesigner
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