Mohammed Broke the Mold

Exit Strategy Needed

We need to connect all the dots to evaluate what went wrong in the Middle East. History tells us to stay out of there. They did not come our way, We enter the Middle East our way. History tells us if we intervene in the Middle East, the first priority is to have an exit strategy because no outsider nation ever is able to stay. A 1950 U.S. Army Officer Manuel has one of best geopolitical overviews about the regions of the world, says it is a very good thing the U.S. is self-sufficient and does not have to deal with the Middle East. The working word - "self-sufficient." Free trade economics scrapped this term. Now nations finding their interests spread across
the globe, find they must use force to protect these interests in a new form of colonialism. It is arrogant to think we have the right to do things this way.

Mohammed broke the mold. It has to do with much more than just religion to. Here is an article about it I have on my Linkedin article pages:

( Explore the latent response of philosophy and philosophy to the global economic arena. Early posts include the study of heresies in the early church and the problems of Liberalism and Raw Capitalism in our times ) Mohammedanism breaks the mold History tells us to stay out of the Middle East and let them resolve their own problems in their own ways By Ray Tapajna, based on notes from Father McQuade's Notion of Heresy course -
( Due to our present times , we suggest you read all of articles from for a better background perspective related to our times about the following articlet. It followed our Pelsgianism heresy article.

The next great heresy began in 610 when Mohammed proclaimed he was inspired to form a national religion for all the Arabians. We have been led to believe the religion of Islam is a non-Christian thing and fail to understand it was a Christian heresy.

However, Modhammedanism as a heresy is unique on several counts. Its founder was not a Catholic who rejected traditional doctrine. Mohammed built a new religion, borrowing from Christian and Hebrew sources. Its history is also unique. It has not broken down and distintegrated from within. As a religion, is is as strong today as it ever was. Islam is also unique with every missionary effort to convert the Moslem world has utterly and completely failed.

Hilaire Belloc, said it appears that orthodox Catholicism should have no cause for quarrel but this heresy struck a mortal blow against Catholic tradition fully denying the Incarnation. Mohammed not only denied it but advanced a clear affirmation, full and complete, against the whole doctrine of an incarnate God. He taught that Our Lord was the greatest of all prophets but still only a prophet- a man like other men.

He eliminated the Trinity altogether. With the denial of the Incarnation the whole sacramental structure was eliminated. He refused to know nothing about the Eucharist or the Real Presence of Our Lord in commuion. He stopped the sacrifice of the Mass and therefore the need for a special priesthood. He founded his religion on simplification.

Mohammedanism was a hugh and immediate success. It was an answer to the needs of that time in history based on the "brotherhood of men" promising to sweep away slavery and debt as well as the imperial systems of taxation. It swept away clerical and imperial discipline and provided the immediate practical advantage of freedom for the slave and the anxiety over debts. It crowned the advantage of free justice under a few simple laws that were easily understood. It was an astonishing Mohammedan social victory.

Mohammedanism used force to spread its doctrines and threathened the very life of Christendom. It caught Christian Europe in a great "pincers movements". One arm of the pincers swept along the north coast of Africa and up through Spain. The other arm reached up from Asia Minor through Hungary. Yet, Christianity stood firm and gradually broke the power of arms. Still, Mohammedanism controls vast regions on the earth.

Until recently, the geopolitical response was to stay out of the Middle East. A 1950 military handbook notes how dangerous it is for western nations to involve themselves in the Middle East. For years, this caution was heeded. We now know what happens when we put aside this caution. History tells us to let the Middle East resolve its own problems.

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