It is much too early to smile at the development in the arab countries surrounding Israel. Any unforseen event may be used as an excuse to blame or attack Israel or the jewish people. So we must hope for the best, but prepare ourselves for the worst. That we can do with a smile on our face...
One can smile because God is continuing to work His purposes out - there will be a huge ingathering from amongst all peoples in these last days - and we should remain alert as did the wise virgins so that we do not fall into the insidious traps that the enemy is setting. Ishmael became a great nation too, and there will be many from his seed who will be with us in the kingdom. The harvest is ripe - are we all at our posts ready to be used in the harvesting?
In light of our recentdiscussion, here's and interesting commentary on the current protest movement in Syria.
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/03/21/the-arab-revolt-hits-syria" rel="nofollow">The Arab Revolt Hits Syria
Daniel, thank you for your well articulated comments. I had made a similar observation back on February 2 when these protests were getting serious in Egypt. I too am thrilled to see the possibilities of change in the Middle East and I believe that we should do everything possible to support the brave people who are willing to stand up for their liberty.
My comments on this blog were only an attempt to discover why I am smiling about all of this. It was kind of an exercise in self discovery. But you are right, I am also tickled about the possibilities of change over here. More than tickled, desperate.
Here's a link to my blog on Egypt.
http://abbalazarus.blogspot.com/2011/02/eygpts-censorship-without-sensibility.html#more" rel="nofollow">Censorship without Sensibility
Hi! I think we have a very different view on the situation.
I too am happy to see the rebellion taking place, I find it beautiful that the idea of change travels like wild fires through mismanaged countries. on the other hand... I think its problematic referring to arabs as a group, pointing out their evil as portrayed by the media, is wrong.
As a country, Libya is home to some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Oil tycoons and religious leaders who aim to keep the status quo of their riches and the majority poor and uneducated.
Can you really be angry at people who have no information sources outside their religious leaders, and fueled by jealousy and misunderstanding?
I think the riots are an amazing step towards peace. I think democracy in the middle east is closer then ever and with it, as history showed us many times, decline in religious fanatics and maybe peace. Lets not forget that in the middle ages, through miseducating and keeping information sources limited, the catholic church got the crusaders to do absolutely horrible things.
Oh and of course. Its great to see again that evil people never win in the long run. that people refuse to take oppression forever and that seemingly impossible tasks are actually quite doable.
I am falling over laughing. This is the second time I came to this blog post - which I read last time but did not even see the Haman's ears on the a-haman-inejad pic! I am rolling in the floor this time because it is the first thing I see when the page loads. That was waaaaaaay too cute!
I think i might have figured out how to insert hyperlinks into these comments. Let's try it...
Thanks for the tip on "One Night With the King" I haven't seen it yet but watched the trailer. Looks good :)
Here's a link to the trailer. Couldn't manage to hyperlink it so you need to copy and paste the link into your browser address bar.
Great article! The picture says a thousand words.
We watched the One Night With the King movie last night. It was fun to be booing Haman and cheering Mordechai with 400 people...
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