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@Justa Ju @ChaiGuy53

With all due respect, to be humble before G-d is not a big deal.  It is axiomatic with believing in G-d.  It is the first step, otherwise there is no belief.

The big deal is to take it further: by being humble in front of G-d’s other creations; by appreciating G-d through seeing the wonder of all his creation; by respecting the people he created and treating them as you would want to be treated yourself.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on When Will Muslims Stop Blaming their Problems on the Jews?

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The problem with Islam in general and Arab culture in particular, is that they lack a fundamental value which is necessary in a civilized society. That value is humility.

Humility makes a person look inwards and take responsibility. It makes a person strive to improve one self. More importantly, humility (the negation or diminution of one self) allows a person to see and appreciate others around them and to care for their welfare. This value is a key ingredient in making societies more caring more calm and potentially preparing them to evolve into democracies.

Lack of humility results in never accepting responsibility and therefore, blaming others. It also results in arrogance which leads to honor seeking, and when honor is perceived to be lacking, this leads to anger and violence.

Muslim and Arab societies display the classic signs mentioned above: Pursuit of honor, blaming others for their own failings, anger and violence on a personal as well as a societal level.

Therefore, for Arab societies to change they must adapt and internalize this very important value.Until they do, violence and bloodshed will persist, and the “Arab spring” we are all wishfully awaiting, will remain far far away.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on When Will Muslims Stop Blaming their Problems on the Jews?

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