Thursday, June 25, 2009

Reza Aslan on Iran on the Daily Show

Here is a very reasonable analysis on the current Iranian situation and on Obama's response to the crisis.
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Reza Aslan
www.thedailyshow.com
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Political HumorJason Jones in Iran

By the way, here is the idiotic column by Charles Krauthammer on Obama's repsonse on Iran.

5 comments:

White Lotus said...

Dear Salman

I came across your blog while searching on religious news on net. Needless to say, I really liked your articles & news.

I am a seeker of truth and also have a website http://messagefrommasters.com/ which has teachings, articles, ebooks and stories on spirituality from enlightened masters like Buddha, Lao Tzu, J Krishnamurti, Osho, Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna etc.

I would like to request a link exchange from you. In return I will also exchange a link for your blog.

I hope you will like the site and would like to add a link.

Best regards
Shiva
messagefrommasters@gmail.com

Ali Kazim Gardezi said...

A very good analysis by Reza Aslan. This is the second time I've come across this guy. First time, i was directed to video in which he was debating Sam Harris. Also an interesting watch, although I must admit I didn't watch it in full. Perhaps you can also add it to this blog. It goes with the theme of the bolg.

Salman Hameed said...

White Lotus,
Thanks for the link offer. Unfortunately, our worldviews are divergent in quite fundamental ways. For the same reasons I cannot provide links to sites supporting Intelligent Design or Creationism, I cannot support sites that promote pseudosciences and/or psychic phenomenon. But thanks for checking in.

Ali:

Thanks for letting me know. I will check it out.

White Lotus said...

Salman i dont know what you mean by pseudosciences and/or psychic phenomenon. My website is dedicated to teachings and discourses of enlightened masters and It shares meditation techniques.

regards
shiva

Salman Hameed said...

"Salman i dont know what you mean by pseudosciences and/or psychic phenomenon. My website is dedicated to teachings and discourses of enlightened masters and It shares meditation techniques."

Among many examples, see this on your website:

"Dowsing Technique

Nothing in life is accidental. Life flows smoothly with no jumps, breaks or accidents. Whatever we are doing in this present moment, is going to decide our future. So our future is already decided in this very moment but it is hidden from us. Normally we cannot penetrate into the future. But there are some occult sciences which help us to predict about the Future like Astrology, Tarot Cartomancy, I Ching, Oracle and Dowsing etc.

Dowsing is done with the help of a pendulum. A pendulum receives information from the vibrations and energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things. The pendulum becomes our communication device between the conscious and subconscious Mind.

For thousands of years Sages have asserted that the Future exists in the present moment in a subtle way. Occult sciences like Tarot, Astrology, Dowsing etc have existed for centuries. Dowsing has been found on cave drawings estimated to be over 8000 years old. The practice of dowsing, either by pendulum or rod was used in the time of Queen Cleopatra, who's own advisors used it extensively.

The dowser first goes to the receptive, relaxed or the state of deep meditation. and then ask the question to the pendulum. The pendulum act as medium between the dowser's subconscious mind and the cosmos. The vibrations passes from the cosmos to the dowser's subconscious mind. The energy then passes to the pendulum (conscious) which is already programmed by the dowser.

The purpose of the programming of pendulum is to obtain accurate responses. The dowser establishes an agreement with the Pendulum about the meaning of its different movements. e.g. pendulum swings to clockwise for "yes" and anticlockwise for "no".

After obtaining a pendulum, whether by buying, or making one yourself, we need to program it. Some people feel it is important not to let anyone else handle our personal Pendulum, as this may interrupt the energy pattern between the pendulum and dowser."