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When I started this web-site, its purpose was to be a voice of truth – relying on facts in order to educate both myself and the reader as to what is right, what is truth, and what is good.  It is in this same vein that we continue the conversation, although the topic will be different.  I mentioned last time that I believe that we have a fourth ‘Great Awakening’ in the process of occurring during our lifetime.  Like Pearl Harbor in the twentieth century, this one is also being thrust upon us.  We will not have the luxury of trying to exhaust all peaceful means of resolution as existed during the first two awakenings.  Like it or not, believe it or not, a war is being thrust upon us that we did not start, we did not ask for, nor do we want.  It is not we who have declared this war, but some believers of Islam that have declared war on all who do not hold to its tenets.  Yes, there are peaceful Muslims, but it is not Muslims that are the source of the problem.  I believe with all my heart that the problem rests with the tenets of Islam itself.  Simply put, they are contrary to Judeo-Christian beliefs, and indeed contrary to the beliefs of any other significant religion including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.  They are even contrary to those who hold to atheism.  The differences in idealism between Islam and other religions transcends not only our views of man’s nature, but includes how we are to live and how we are to be governed, for our very purpose is no longer the same.  But before we can talk about the tenets of Islam, one must have some basic understanding of the culture that it grew out of, and that is the purpose of this particular post.  At least it will be a start.

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Dan WolfMy goal is that my writing will help you to get started on your own journey of discovery, or help you along the way on a journey you may have already begun. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Being successful requires understanding both the languages of reason and faith; reason alone is insufficient.