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Nissim Dahan's Blog – October 2008 Archive (3)

Babel

The biblical story of the Tower of Babel is fascinating to me, in part because I sense that the story is replaying itself as we speak. Here are several passages from chapter 11 of the Book of Genesis:



The whole earth was of one language and of common purpose…

…They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them in fire…”

…And they said, “Come, let us build us a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on October 30, 2008 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Islam: A Religion of Peace?

I attended a debate recently. The issue: Is Islam a Religion of Peace, and is Shariah, or Islamic law, consistent with the U.S. Constitution? Arguing in the affirmative was Suhail, whom I would consider a moderate Muslim. Arguing in the negative was Frank, an American who considers Islam to be a threat to Western civilization. The following is an abridged version of the actual debate. See what you think.



Suhail: The U.S. Constitution protects us all from discrimination on the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on October 17, 2008 at 3:27am — 4 Comments

In Search of New Frontiers

America has always been a land of new frontiers. From the time that Columbus first set foot here, to the time that pioneers set out to settle the West, to the time that Americans set out for the moon, there has always been a sense here that there are new frontiers to explore. And yet, America now finds herself somewhat at a loss, and the promise of new frontiers is becoming illusory at best. Where do we go from here? The question lingers in the public mind.



America faces some grave… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on October 3, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

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