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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.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on When Will Muslims Stop Blaming their Problems on the Jews?
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.