ringger,"....Do doctrinal differences really matter, or is it
all about power and influence at this point?...."______________________________Terrific question. I'm not sure
you can ever separate out the two when the selfish human ego impulse to control
the message begins to obscure the message itself. Doctrinal purity may be what
all sides insist it's about but there's more to it than what shows on
I would welcome a discussion of key doctrinal differences between the schismatic
halves. Self-mortification in memory of Hussein's martyrdom and variant
forms of marriage come to mind. Perhaps more importantly, I'd like to hear
more about the implications of those differences for the conflicts we hear
about. Do doctrinal differences really matter, or is it all about power and
influence at this point?
More eerie than Christians care to consider, Coach. Christianity had almost a
600 year head start on Islam. We'll never know for sure how many the Church
burned at the stake for being witches, heretics, blasphemers, etc. or how many
bloody massacres were committed in the name of the Christian Church.
Yeah, Craig, but I don't see many Christians beheading or blowing up their
rivals. Eerily familiar indeed.
All sides see themselves as the guardians of the original pure and undefiled
tradition to be preserved and passed on to future generations. Sounds eerily
familiar to something closer to home.
So is this a sort of Hatfields vs. McCoys feud, where the two sides arr more
similar to rach otger than to anyone else, and the dispute is more a grudge
match rather than a debate? Do peopke in one faction ever join the other one?
Are they allowed to?
Insightful and informative. Thanks.
An excellent discussion and clarification of the differences between these two
factions of Islam.
Please continue the discussion and explain the Taliban and Muslim Brotherhood
Such a tangled webb that weaves unwinable and impossible situations.