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Atheists Are Less Open-Minded Than Religious People, Study Claims

Posted by addisethiopia on September 15, 2017

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium suggest religious believers ‘seem to better perceive and integrate diverging perspectives’

Religious people are more tolerant of different viewpoints than atheists, according to researchers at a Catholic university.

A study of 788 people in the UK, France and Spain concluded that atheists and agnostics think of themselves as more open-minded than those with faith, but are are actually less tolerant to differing opinions and ideas.

Religious believers “seem to better perceive and integrate diverging perspectives”, according to psychology researchers at the private Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium’s largest French-speaking university.

Filip Uzarevic, who co-wrote the paper, said his message was that “closed-mindedness is not necessarily found only among the religious”. told Psypost:

In our study, the relationship between religion and closed-



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Church Attendance Is Good For Your Health

Posted by addisethiopia on July 10, 2017

The latest in a long line of studies, now numbering in the hundreds if not thousands, has found that church attendance is good for your health.

Published by researchers from Vanderbilt University, the study found that middle-aged adults who attended religious services at least once in the past year were half as likely to die prematurely as those who didn’t.

Using data from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study’s researchers examined 10 biological stress markers among 5,449 men and women aged 46 to 65. Then they compared those markers with respondents’ self-reported religious-service attendance — and found a correlation between religious-service attendance, lower stress, and longevity.

The study, released in May, is one more piece of mounting scientific evidence on the subject. A far larger study published last year, of 74,534 women, found that attending a religious service more than once a week was associated with 33 percent lower mortality compared to never attending religious services.

A documentary probing findings similar to these — released just recently — is airing on many PBS stations this weekend. But even as the studies pile up and the literature appears close to conclusive, many questions about the association between religious-service attendance and health remain unanswered.

For one, people attend religious services for all kinds of reasons. So what is it about faith-focused services that might impart better health? The prayers? The social connections? The coffee and cookies afterward?

If, as so much evidence suggests, religious attendance is correlated with positive health outcomes, does that mean doctors should prescribe a weekly service to their patients?

“Religion is incredibly complex,” said Neal Krause, a retired professor of public health at the University of Michigan who is the lead investigator in a landmark spirituality and health survey. “To say, ‘Church attendance is good for your health’ does everything and nothing at the same time. The question is, ‘What exactly is going on here?'”

But some studies at the intersection of religion and health might help clinicians do a better job of caring for patients.

For example, studies have shown that chaplain visits in hospital settings are associated with better health outcomes. This stands to reason, say researchers; when patients’ spiritual needs are met, they are more satisfied with their overall care. Another study suggested patients that take advantage of chaplain visits are more peaceful and feel more in control of their health.



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Russia Needs To Embrace Ethiopia…Now!

Posted by addisethiopia on March 6, 2017

Strategic Context

Ethiopia was the world’s second-fastest-growing economy in 2015 at a rate of 8.7% growth, and its top trading partners are China, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Ethiopia primarily exports energy and agricultural products in exchange for importing refined fuel and industrial-electrical machinery, both pairs of which are valuable businesses that Russia is sorely missing out on. As Moscow searches for reliable non-Western economic partners and seeks to enhance the commercial viability of its Crimean merchant vessels, its presence in Syria and affiliated post-Daesh reconstruction plans there, and the Russian industrial zone in the second Suez Canal, it would do well to consider expanding its north-south maritime trading corridor to include the Ethiopian marketplace.

China has already invested billions of dollars in building a railroad between the port of Djibouti and the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa which is expected to open up later this year, and it’s also constructing a similar transport corridor (LAPSSET) through the south beginning at the Kenyan port of Lamu. This East African initiative is also Chinese-built and will be able to accommodate twice as much cargo as the region’s presently busiest port of Mombasa, with the BBC estimating that its capacity will eventually reach the jaw-dropping figure of 20 million containers per year.

These two projects will unlock Ethiopia’s vast economic potential and save Russian companies from excessive start-up costs in accessing the world’s most populous landlocked market. Moreover, China plans to ensure the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway’s international security through its first-ever overseas military deployment in the former, which will complementarily safeguard both the maritime and mainland components of this pivotal Silk Road node. Russia can thus utilize China’s enormous infrastructure investments in affordably capitalizing off of what otherwise would have been a prohibitively expensive market to access. Therefore, what follows is a listing of the three industries that Russia should endeavor to tap into, including a review of their economic potential, foreign competitors, and strategic opportunities for access.

Oil And Natural Gas

Russian strategic investments in Ethiopia’s promising energy sector could open the door for a more robust partnership between the two historically friendly states and should thus represent the focus of Moscow’s reengagement with Addis Ababa. Most of Ethiopia’s resources are concentrated in the eastern Somali Region’s Ogaden Basin, which includes an estimated 2.7 billion barrels of oil and 133 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

China just recently announced that it will invest over $4 billion in a gas pipeline to Djibouti and a liquefaction plant at the port terminal, while Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopia for exporting its oil through the LAPSSET Corridor. The second initiative is still at the drawing board and nothing legally binding has been agreed to thus far, which excitedly gives Russian companies a competitive opening to involve themselves in the process, whether as it relates to LAPSSET or perhaps to a totally new oil export route alongside the Chinese-built gas pipeline to Djibouti.

Furthermore, it mustn’t be forgotten that Russia has world-class experience in oil and natural gas extraction, pipeline construction, and project management, and that it would be an invaluable partner for Ethiopia as the traditionally agricultural country rapidly modernizes into a manufacturing stronghold. Bringing Russia on board in some capacity could be strategically beneficial for Ethiopia in the long term, and after confidence-building measures have been undertaken in this industry, they could then spread to other ones, too.


While the Chinese military deployment in Djibouti protects the Addis Ababa railway’s maritime terminus and bottleneck location, there’s no such international security guarantee present along the Horn of Africa’s interior locations. This is troublesome because the railroad and any future pipeline routes to Djibouti must pass through the Somali Region, the one part of Ethiopia most intensely beset by ethnic, religious, and separatist conflict potential.

The heavy-handed military presence in this large, sparsely populated corner of the country has largely succeeded in keeping the peace and preventing the neighboring Al Shabaab terrorist group from carrying out the sort of atrocities that it regularly commits in Somalia. Nonetheless, it’s uncertain just how efficient the Ethiopian Armed Forces could be here if they become distracted by peripheral crises with Eritrea, Sudan, and/or South Sudan, to say nothing of the Hybrid War that could break out in the centrally positioned and most populous region of Oromia over expanded Identity Federalism demands.

Russian technical and training expertise could therefore fill a gaping void in Ethiopia’s security needs by equipping the military with state-of-the-art capabilities in defending its borders and promptly responding to asymmetrical internal threats.

Conventional military exports could help thaw the Soviet-era partnership that has remained largely frozen since the end of the Cold War, and the type of aircraft and weaponry that were used to devastating anti-terrorist effect during the Syrian operation could function as an ideal solution for forcibly dealing with a Daesh-like terrorist surge in the Somali Region.

Not to be neglected, Russia’s expert community could also play an irreplaceable role. If Democratic Security experts teamed up with their special forces counterparts in teaching the Ethiopians how to counter the phased transition from Color Revolutions to Unconventional Wars, then the African giant could better insulate itself from Hybrid War threats and react more confidently whenever its many foreign adversaries try to provoke asymmetrical conflict within its borders. The unparalleled trust that this would create between the Russian and Ethiopian “deep states” (the permanent military-intelligence-diplomatic bureaucracies) would go a far way towards accelerating their belatedly renewed partnership.


Over 40% Ethiopia’s GDP, around 73% of its population, and 84% of its exports are tied to the agricultural industry, meaning that the country will still remain largely agrarian in the medium term despite its rapid industrialization drive. Ethiopia’s exports in this sector mostly amount to coffee, livestock products, fruits, and vegetables – all of which are in high demand in Russia after Moscow’s retaliatory actions against the EU sanctions. Even if that spat gets cleared up in the next couple of years, the Russian leadership has evidently made it a point to seek out non-Western replacements as part of its forward-looking strategy in preventing future overdependence on any single supplier.

Ethiopia’s agricultural advantages are that it has plenty of fertile soil and ample water supplies coupled with a hard-working and low-wage labor force. The Gulf Kingdoms have already recognized the promise that Ethiopia provides and have invested heavily in farming out their foodstuffs there. Russia would be wise to follow in their footsteps by capitalizing off of the comparatively low cost of entry and potentially limitless yields in this sphere, as well as working to generate consistent business in the country for its profitable fertilizer exports.

Due to the Gulf Kingdoms’ attention to this field, it can circumstantially be concluded that foreign-supported Salafist terrorists will probably not operate in these domains or interfere with their trade out of fear of inadvertently targeting their most likely patrons’ investments. The most agriculturally productive regions of the country are in the north and west, which are less Muslim-populated than the other half of Ethiopia and thus less at risk from militarized radicalism. Despite this, the danger remains that the ever-present threat of ethnic, political, or refugee violence (like in the agriculturally productive Gambella Region) could pose a latent risk to any Russian investments in this sector.

Concluding Thoughts

In the global context of the New Cold War and the accelerated trend towards multipolarity, Russia urgently needs a reliable anchor in Africa in order to establish a concrete and visible presence on the continent.

Ethiopia satisfies this strategic imperative and is the most logical partner for Russia to reach out to because of its relative closeness to Russia’s Black Sea shore, location just past the Sea Lines of Communication linking Crimea, Syria, and the Russian investment zone in the Suez Canal, and nearly 100-million-person marketplace. On top of all of this, the country is inexpensively accessible due to China’s Horn of Africa Silk Road railway between Djibouti and the capital of Addis Ababa.

Russia stands to gain handsomely in the energy, security, and agricultural sectors if it harnesses the political-economic will to strengthen its full-spectrum engagement with Ethiopia, but the only obstacle standing in the way of this profitable partnership is a lack of awareness about these exciting opportunities.


My Note: While reading this interesting article, I paused for a while to ask myself whether a Russian / Soviet leader has ever made a visit to Ethiopia, a country that gave to Russia the likes of Alexander Pushkin and Peter Ustinov. The answer: NEVER! Amazing!

The great Russian military officer, explorer, writer, and leader of the imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Alexander Bulatovich, wrote in the 1896-98 report, ETHIOPIA THROUGH RUSSIAN EYES the following words concerning Ethiopia, Egypt and Russia:

For the Abyssinians, the Egyptian, Arab, and, finally, European civilization which they have gradually adopted has not been pernicious: borrowing the fruits of these civilizations, and in turn conquering and annexing neighboring tribes and passing on to them her culture, Abyssinia did not obliterate from the face of the earth, did not destroy the uniqueness of any one of the conquered tribes, but rather gave them all the possibility of preserving their individual characteristics.

Thus Christian Abyssinia plays an important role in world progress as a transmission point of European civilization to wild central African peoples.

The high civilizing mission of Abyssinia, its centuries-old, almost uninterrupted struggle for faith and freedom against the surrounding Moslems, the nearness of her people to the Russian people in creed, won for her the favor of the Russian people.

Not just educated Russians know of her and sympathize with her, but also the common folk who saw black Christians, devout and often living in poverty, in Jerusalem.

We see much in common in the cultural problems of Abyssinia with our affairs in the East; and we cannot help but wish that our co-religionist nation would assimilate the best achievements of European civilization, while preserving for itself freedom, independence, and that scrap of land which its ancestors owned and which our greedy white brothers want to take.”

Russian Bell, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Around 1890 to 1900 or just before the Illuminaty-conspired Russian Bolshevik October revolution, there was a great activity between the Russians and the Ethiopians.

This massive bell was a gift from Czar Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia. It is displayed on the grounds of St. George’s Cathedral.


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PEW: Arab Spring Adds to Global Restrictions on Religion

Posted by addisethiopia on June 21, 2013

pew1The Arab Spring, at least when it comes to religious freedom, isn’t yielding the bastion of free-thought and democracy that many world leaders once predicted. Just a few years ago, politicians and pundits were heralding disturbances in the Middle East as a potential first-step to improving human rights. But new information from the Pew Research Center is calling these claims into question.

In a study released on Thursday, the polling and research firm announced its findings, which show an increase in religion-based crackdowns, even in light of the Arab Spring and its promised ideological and legislative reforms. It’s likely that critics of the Obama administration will seize upon the research organization’s findings as proof that, despite positive predictions, the Middle East may be headed in an even more restrictive direction.

In a study released on Thursday, the polling and research firm announced its findings, which show an increase in religion-based crackdowns, even in light of the Arab Spring and its promised ideological and legislative reforms. It’s likely that critics of the Obama administration will seize upon the research organization’s findings as proof that, despite positive predictions, the Middle East may be headed in an even more restrictive direction.

“A new study by the Pew Research Center finds that the already high level of restrictions on religion in the Middle Eas


t and North Africa – whether resulting from government policies or from social hostilities – continued to increase in 2011, when most of the political uprisings known as the Arab Spring occurred,” reads the first line of a Pew press release.

To be clear, though, the religious freedom situation has always been a contentious one in the region. But instead of bringing important reforms and freedoms to the forefront, the study seems to show that, at least in 2011, the situation in the Middle East actually worsened.

According to the findings, the number of nations in the region that reported sectarian violence between religious groups doubled in size from five to 10 — and that’s only one of the findings.

In fact, the Arab Spring’s impact on the overall increase in religious crackdowns was apparently so prominent that Pew named the study, “Arab Spring Adds to Global Restrictions on Religion.” Here’s more from the study:

Among countries where Arab Spring uprisings occurred, government restrictions took various forms. In Egypt, for instance, the government continued to permit people to convert to Islam but prohibited them from abandoning Islam for another faith. In Bahrain, the Sunni-dominated government used high levels of force against Arab Spring demonstrators, most of whom were Shia Muslims. And in Libya, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, then chairman of the National Transitional Council, declared in October 2011 that Libya in the post-Moammar Gadhafi era would be run as an Islamic state with sharia law forming the basis of legislation.

Read the Pew religious freedom study in its entirety


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Michael Coren: “Christianity is The most Abused Faith on Earth”

Posted by addisethiopia on May 7, 2012


The well-known English-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio and television talk show host. Michael Coren is growing increasingly impatient. He sees the world around him becoming dangerously intolerant of Christianity.

In the just-released Heresy: The Lies They Spread About Christianity, his 14th book, he writes that Christianity has become the most abused faith on Earth. “I believe the evidence is overwhelming … that Christianity is the main, central, most common, and most thoroughly and purposefully marginalized, obscured, and publicly and privately mis-represented belief system in the final decades of the twentieth century and the opening years of the twenty-first century.” He rails that the same intellectual class that so quickly condemns anything Christian will do cartwheels to explain away Islamic terrorism. National Post religion reporter Charles Lewis spoke to Mr. Coren in his Toronto home this week about his latest book — the second in a year in which the broadcaster does battle with Christianity’s enemies — and the place of Christians in what he sees as a hostile world.


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Recent (anti)examples:


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Losing My Religion – Reformation To Blame?

Posted by addisethiopia on April 21, 2012


Belief in God is slowly declining in most countries around the world, according to a new poll, but the truest of the true believers can still be found in developing countries, Orthodox and Catholic societies.

The “Beliefs about God Across Time and Countries” report, released 18 April 2012 by researchers at the University of Chicago, found the Philippines to be the country with the highest proportion of believers, where 94 per cent of Filipinos said they were strong believers who had always believed. At the opposite end, at just 13 per cent, was the former East Germany, Religion News Service reports.

“The Philippines is both developing and Catholic,” said Tom W. Smith, who directs the General Social Survey of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. “Religion, which is mainly Catholic, is very emotionally strong there.”

The report covered data from 30 countries that participated in at least two surveys in 1991, 1998 or 2008. In 29 of the 30 countries surveyed in 2008, belief increased with age: Belief in God was highest for those ages 68 or older (43 per cent), compared to 23 per cent of those younger than 28.

While overall belief in God has decreased in most parts of the world, three countries — Israel, Russia and Slovenia — saw increases. The report said religious belief had “slowly eroded” since the 1950s in most countries of the world.

The percentage of believers in the former East Germany is lower than anywhere else. Although, the after effects of the communist society in East Germany are still being felt all over Eastern Germany more than 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the main culprit of religious illiteracy there could only be found in the Reformation of Martin Luther, and in the self-worshiping materialistic ethic of Bismarck’s Prussia.

The six states that make up former East Germany which have the highest percentage of atheists (52 percent of respondents), compared with Western part of Germany, have all originally Protestant background. In Western Germany, predominantly Catholic, only 10.3 percent of those who responded were atheists.

“Countries with high atheism (and low strong belief) tend to be ex-socialist states and countries in northwest Europe,” writes study author Tom W. Smith. “Countries with low atheism and high strong belief tend to be Catholic societies, especially in the developing world, plus the United States, Israel, and Orthodox Cyprus.”

Yet, unlike East Germany, former communist states like Russia, Slovenia or China do have a growing numbers of Christian believers. In fact, China will be the largest Christian nation of the World in a couple of years.

So, what do atheist regions like East Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark all have in common? Protestantism and Prussian way of life.


Download the full report here




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በኢትዮጵያ የሃይማኖት መቻቻል አለን?

Posted by addisethiopia on March 12, 2011


ቪዲዮው ላይ የሳውዲው ዋሀቢ ሰባኪ ክርስቲያኖችንና አይሁዶችን የሚረግም ሱራት ከቁራን እየጠቀሰ በስሜት ተውጦ ሲያለቅስ ይሰማል። ሰሞኑን አብያተ ክራቲያናትን ባገራችን ያቃጠሉት አክራሪዎች ይህን አይነቱን ሰባኪ ይሆን የሚከተሉት?

በኢትዮጵያ የሃይማኖት መቻቻል አለን?ከሚለው የአባ ሳሙኤል መጽሐፍ የተወሰደ። ከታላቅ ምስጋና ጋር።


ወሀቢያ ምንድን ነው?

ወሀቢያ በ18ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን መሐመድ ኢብን አብደል ዋሂብ /1703-1792 ../ በተባለ ሰው የተመሠረተ የእስልምና ርእዮተ ዓለም ነው። ኢብን አብደል ዋሂብ ከ18ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን ጀምሮ የብዙ እስላሞችን ቀልብ የሳበውን አዲሱን አክራሪ እስልምና መሠረት የጣለ ነው። ተከታዮቹ ራሳቸውን ዋሂዲኖች ብለው ይጠራሉ። ትርጉሙም በተውሂድ የሚያምኑማለት ነው።

መሐመድ ኢብን አብደል ዋሂብ የተወለደው በማዕከላዊው ዐረቢያ ከሪያድ በስተ ስሜን ዑያናህ በተባለ ሥፍራ ከሃንባሊ የእስልምና ት/ቤት ጋር ግኑኝነት ከነበራቸው ቤተሰቦች ነው። አብዛኞቹ ቤተዘመዶች ከዚህ ት/ቤት የወጡ መምህራን ናቸው። በልጅነቱ በወግ አጥባቂው የሱኒ እስልምና ትምህርት ተኮትኩቶ አደገ፡ ከዚያም ለበለጠ ዕውቀት ወደ መካ እና መዲና ተጓዘ። በሃራማየን ት/ቤት በዘመኑ ዋና የአክራሪ እስልምና አቀንቃኞች ከነበሩት ከመሐመድ ሐያት አል ሲንዲ ከፍተኛ ዕውቀት አግኝቷል። በዚያም በተለይም ሃዲትን በተመለከተ በቂ የሆነ ዕውቀት ለመጨበጥ ችሏል። አብደል ዋሂብ በሃዲት በተገለጠው የጥንቱ እስልምና አሁን በሚያየው እስልምና መካከል ያለው ልዩነት ያሳስበው ነበር።

በልዩ ልዩ ቦታዎች ተዘዋውሮ ዕውቀቱን ካጎለመሰ በኋላ ወደ ሀገሩ ወደ ናጅድ ከተማ ተመለሰ። በዚያም ሕዝቡ የያዘውን የተለመደ ዓይነት እስልምና በመተው ቃል በቃል ቁራዓንን በሱኒ የእስልምና መርህ መሠረት እንዲከተል ማስተማር ጀመረ። ምንም እንኳን መጀመርያ ላይ ብዙዎች ቢቃወሙትም የዳሪያው ገዥ ሙሀመድ ኢብን ሳዑድ ጥሪውን በመቀበል የሃሳቡ ደጋፊ ሆነ። በአክራሪው የእስልምና መምህርና በጦረኛው መሪ መካከል የተጀመረው ወዳጅነት ወታደራዊ የሆነ እስላማዊ መንግሥት ለመመሥረት በቃ። ይህ እስላማዊ ወታደራዊ መንግሥት በአጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ ግዛቱን ወደ ሌላው የዐረቢያ ልሳነ ምድር ማስፋፋት ቻለ።

ይህ ኃይል በ1802 .. በደቡብ ኢራቅ የነበሩትን የሺአቶች ቦታዎች አስለቀቀ፡ በ1803 .. ደግሞ መካን ተቆጣጠረ። በዚያም የመጀመርያው ጠንካራ የሳዑዲ መንግሥት ተመሠረተ። በወቅቱ የእስልምናውን ዓለም አንድ አድርገን እንገዛለን ብለው የተነሱት ኦቶማን ቱርኮች ሁኔታው ስላሰጋቸው በግብጽ የነበረውን ጦር ወደ ሳዑዲ ላኩት። በዚህ ምዕራባዊውን አሠራር ይዞ የነበረው የኦቶማን ቱርክና አዲስ በመነሳሳት ላይ በነበረው ዐረባዊው አክራሪነት መካከል በተደረገው ጦርነት የሳዑዲ ወሀቢያዎች ለጊዜው ተሸነፉ። በ1818 .. የመጀመሪያው የሳዑዲ መንግሥት ተጠናቀቀ።

ወሀቢዝም ማናቸውንም ዓይነት የሱፊ እስልምና አካሄዶችን አይቀበልም። የተቀደሱ ሰዎች የሚባል ነገርን አያውቅም፡ በዚህ ዓይነት አምልኮ የተስፋፉ ስዎችም ከእስልምና ያፈነገጡ በመሆናቸው ሞት ይገባቸዋል ይላል። ከቁርዓንና ከሱና በስተቀር ሌላ የእስልምና መጽሐፍ አይቀበልም። እስልምና ብቸኛ የድኅነት መንገድ ነው ይህንን ደግሞ ሰዎች በውድም ሆነ በግድ መቀበል አለባቸው፡ ስለዚህም የተቀደሰ ጦርነትን ማካሄድ አስፈላጊ ነው ይላል። /ሱረቱ 8:65/

ይህ የወሀቢዝም አስተሳሰብ በሶማልያ ከሚገኘው የአልሸባብ ቡድን እስከ አል ቃኢዳ ድረስ ያሉ የዘመናችን አሸባሪዎች የሚመሩበት አስተሳሰብ ነው። የሀገራችን እና የቤተ ክርስቲያናችን የዘመኑ ፈተናም ይህ ነው። ወሃቢዝም በየሀገሩ በተለያየ ስም ይጠራ እንጂ አሠራሩ ተመሳሳይ ነው፡ እስልምናን አክራሪ በሆነ መንገድ ኃይል ቀላቅሎ መጠቀም ነው። የወሀቢዝም መነሻም መስፋፊያውም ሳዑዲ ዐረቢያ ነው። በተለይም ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ለሚደረገው የአክራሪ እስልምና እንቅስቃሴ ዋናው ድጋፍ የሚገኘው ከሳዑዲ ነው።

ወሀቢዝም በአሁን ጊዜ በሀገራችን የሚያደርገው እንቅስቃሴ ምን ይመስላል?

ወሀቢዝም በአሁኑ ጊዜ በሀገራችን እየሠራ ያለውን ነገር በሁለት ከፍለን እናየዋለን

.ወሀቢዝም ከኢትዮጵያ ውጭ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ

.ወሀቢዝም በሀገር ውስጥ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ

ወሀቢዝም በውጭ ሀገር ያለው እንቅስቃሴ

በውጭ ሀገር የምንለው ከኢትዮጵያ ውጭ የሚያደርገውን ኢትዮጵያ ተኮር እንቅስቃሴ ነው። ወሀቢዝም ከኢትዮጵያ ውጭ እየሠራ ያለው የመጀመርያው ተግባር ወጣቶችን ወደ ልዩ ልዩ ሀገሮች በተለይም ወደ ሳዑዲ ዐረቢያ፣ ፓኪስታን እና ማሌዥያ በመውሰድ ማሠልጠን ነው። ስለ ሕግ ብትጠይቁ ፈሪሳዊ ነበርሁ በሕግ ስለሚገኝ ጽድቅ ብትጠይቁ ያለ ነቀፋ ነበርሁ /ፊሊጽ.35/

እነዚህ ከመላዋ ኢትዮጵያ ተመልምለው የሚሄዱ ወጣቶች ተምረው ሲመለሱ የመድረሻ ት/ቤቶች መምህራን አጭር ሱሪ ለባሾች፣ ጢም አሳማሪዎች፣ ሴቶቹ ከራስ ጸጉራቸው እስከ እግር ጥፍራቸው ሂጃብ የሚሸፋፈኑ፣ ሙስሊሙ ከከርስቲያኑ ጋር አብሮ እንዳይኖር የሚለያዩ፣ ኢትዮጵያ እስላማዊ መንግሥት ሊኖራት ይገባል እያሉ የሚሰብኩ ናቸው።

ሌላው ተግባር ደግሞ የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶችን በተገኘው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ መርዳት ነው። ለምሳሌ ከሩቁ ዘመን የግራኝን ዘመን ከቅርቡ ዘመን ደግሞ የሙሶሊኒን እና የሶማልያ ወረራን ለመደገፍ ሳዑዲዎች ያደረጉት ጥረት የሚጠቀስ ነው።

በዘመናችን ከምናየው ደግሞ የቢን ላደንን /አልቃይዳ/ እና የሶማሊዎቹ አልሸባብ ኅብረትን ጥረት እናያለን። ይህም ድርጅት ታላቋን ሶማሊያ የመመሥረትና ወሀቢዝምን በኢትዮጵያ የማስፋፋት ሕልም ያለው ድርጅት ነው። ይህም ድርጅት እስከ አሁን ድረስ የዓለም ሙስሊሞች ማኅበር በሆነው የርዳታ ሰጭ ድርጅት በአልሐራማን ይደገፋል።

እንደ አልሸባብ የመሳሰሉት የእስላም ድርጅቶች መልካቸውን እየቀያየሩ የአክራሪ እስልምናን መንፈስ በምስራቅና በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ ማናፈስ ከጀመሩ ቆይተዋል። እነዚህ ድርጅቶች በሚያናፍሱት የፕሮፓጋንዳ ቅስቀሳ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የነበሩት ደጋፊዎቻቸው የልብ ልብ እየተሰማቸው በትዕቢት እየተወጠሩ መጥተዋል። በአሁን ጊዜ የምናያቸው በልዩ ልዩ የሀገሪቱ ክፍሎች በክርስቲያኖች ላይ ያደረሱት ጥፋቶች ከዚህ ንቅናቄ ጋር ትሥሥር አላቸው።

ለምሳሌ በ1998 .. በጂማ አካባቢ በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የተፈፀመውን ጭፍጨፋ የመሩት ከውጭ የመጡ አክራሪዎች እንደነበሩ እና ከነዚህ ድርጅቶችም ጋር ግኑኝነት ያላቸው መሆኑን መረጃዎች አረጋግጠው ነበር። ሰሞኑንም በጂማ እና አካባቢዋ በክርስቲያኖች ላይ የተካሂደው ጥቃት በነዚህ ድርጅቶች ቅስቀሳ የተመረዙት ሙስሊም ኢትዮጵያውያን መሆናቸው የሚያጠራጥር አይደለም

በደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ የሚገኙትን ሙስሊም ኢትዮጵያውያን በወሀቢ መርዝ ለመንደፍ ድጋፋቸውን የሚሰጡት ግብጽ፣ ሊቢያ፣ ሶርያ፣ ኳታር፣ የሊባኖሱ ሂዝቦላህ፣ ኢራን፣ ሳዑዲ ዐረቢያና ጂቡቲ መሆናቸውን የተባበሩት መንግሥታት በ2007 .. ያቀረበው ሪፖርት ይናገራል።

. ወሀቢዝም በሀገር ውስጥ ያለው እንቅስቃሴ

አንዳንድ መረጃዎች እንደሚያረጋግጡት ወሀቢዝም ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ካለፉት ዘመናት በባሰ ሁኔታ ሥራ በመሥራት ላይ ነው ማለት ይቻላል። የወሀቢያ እንቅስቃሴ የኢትዮጵያውያን እስላሞች ከሌላው ሕዝብ /ማኅበረሰብ/ ጋር አብሮ ተቻችሎ የመኖር ነባር ባሕልን እያበላሸ መሆኑን የእስልምና ጉዳዮች ምክር ቤትም ይገልጣል። በተለይም ከሳዑዲ መንግሥት የሚረጨው ገንዘብ ወሀቢያን እያጠናከረው መሆኑን ያስረዳል።

የወሀቢያ እንቅስቃሴ ዋና ዋና ዓላማዎች

1. የሕዝቡን ተቻችሎና ተግባብቶ የመኖር ባሕል ማበላሸት

ከክርስቲያኖች ጋር በንግድ፣ በሥራ፣ ወዘተ አብሮ መሥራት እንደማይቻል ወሀቢያዎች ያስተምራሉ።

2. ኃይል የተሞላበት እንቅስቃሴ

እስላሞች የበለጠ እንዲሰልሙ ክርስቲያኖችም እስልምናን እንዲቀበሉ ኃይል የተሞላበት እንቅስቃሴ በመደረግ ላይ ነው። ክርስቲያኖችን ይገድላሉ፣ ቤቶቻቸውንና አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ያቃጥላሉ፣ ሀብታቸውን ይዘርፋሉ፡ ክርስቲያኖችን ከትውልድ ቦታዎቻቸው እንዲፈናቀሉ ያደርጋሉ ወዘተ


  • ሴቶች ብቻቸውን ውኃ መቅዳት አይችሉም፣ በሙስሊሞች ይደፈራሉ።
  • መስቀላቸው ተነሥቶ ጨረቃ ተቀምጦባቸው ወደ መስጊድነት የተቀየሩ የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶና የፕሮቴስታንት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት አሉ።
  • ዲያቆናት በግድ ሰልመው ቁርዓን እንዲቀበሉ ይደረጋል።
  • ካህን ሻሽ ጠምጥሞ ሲሄድ ከታየ ይደበደባል፣ ይዘረፋል፣ ይሰደባል።
  • ከሰለምክ ተቀምጥ፣ ካልሰለምክ ውጣ እየተባለ ብዙ ክርስቲያኖች በገጀራ እየተደበደቡ እንዲሰልሙ መደረጉን መገንዘብ ተችሏል።

3.መስጊዶችን ማስፋፋት

ወሀቢያ ሌላው ተግባሩ ከሳዑዲ በሚመነጭ ገንዘብ መስጊዶችን ማስፋፋት ነው። በጠቅላላ የተሠሩትን መስጊዶች ብዛት በአዲስ አበባ ብቻ

180 መስጊዶች ይገኛሉ። ያሉት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት ግን 130 ብቻ ናቸው። የሙስሊሙንና ክርስቲያኑን ቁጥር በአዲስ አበባ ከመስጊዱና ቤተ ክርስቲያኑ ቁጥር ጋር ስናነጻጽረው የሚከተለውን መልክ ይሰጠናል።


ሃይማኖት መቶኛ የቤ/ክርስቲይን /መስጊድ ቁጥር
ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ 87 130
እስልምና 13 180


ከላይ ከተጠቀሱት 180 መስጊዶች መካከል ከ130 የሚሆኑት ባለፉት 15 ዓመታት የተሠሩ ናቸው።

በሌሎች የሀገሪቱ ክልሎች ሳይቀር ተመሳሳይ ሥራ እየሠሩ ነው። ከአዲስ አበባ ወደ አዋሳና በሌሎችም ዋና ዋና መንገዶች ዳር ላይ ስትጓዙ ሰው በሌለባቸው አካባቢዎች እንኳን ሳይቀር መስጊዶች በየአምስት እና አሥር ኪሎ ሜትሮች ርቀት ተገንብተዋል።

4. የጥምቀተ ባሕርና የመስቀል አደባባዮችን መንጠቅ

ሕዝቡን አበሳጭቶ አላስፈላጊ ሁከት ለማስነሳትና ተጨቁነናል፡ አሁን በጂማ እና አካባቢዋ እንደታየው ቁራእንን ለሽንት ቤት ተጠቅመዋል ወይም ቀድደዋል ብለው ስም ለማጥፋት ወሀቢያዎች ከሚጠቀሙበት አንዱ ዘዴ የጥምቀተ ባሕርና የመስቀል ማክበርያ ቦታዎችን ለመስጊድ ግንባታ መንጠቅ ነው። በአዲስ አበባ የአየር ጤና ኪዳነ ምሕረትን ቦታ ለመውሰድ የተደረገው ትግል የቅርብ ጊዜ ትዝታ ነው።

5. መረጃ ማዛባት

ሌላው የትንኮሳ መንገድ ደግሞ ኢትዮጵያ የክርስቲያን ደሴት ሳይሆን የሙስሊም ሀገር ዳር አልኢስላምመሆን አለባት የሚለውን የመካከለኛው ምሥራቅ አክራሪ ወሀቢዎች አጉል ሕልም ለማሳካት በኢትዮጵያ ከክርስቲያኑ ይልቅ ሙስሊሙ በቁጥር ይበዛል የሚል ፕሮፓጋንዳ መንዛት ነው።

6. በክርስቲያኖች ተጨቁነናል የሚል ድምጽ በተደጋጋሚ ለዓለም ማሰማት

በሀገር ውስጥ ላሉት የእምነቱ ተከትዮችም ሆነ በልዩ ልዩ የእስልምና ሀገሮች እና በሰብአዊ ድርጅቶች ዘንድ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ሙስሊሞች እንደ ተጨቆኑ አድርጎ በመናገር የወሀቢያን እንቅስቃሴ የነጻ አውጭ እንቅስቃሴ ቅርጽ ለመስጠት ጥረት በመደረግ ላይ ነው። በዚህ መልክ ሙስሊም ሀገሮችና ድርጅቶች የሚሰጡትን ርዳታ የተጨቆኑ ወገኖችን ከመርዳት ጋር ያያይዙታል። ለመሆኑ መቸ ነው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሙስሊሞችን የጨቆነው? ራሱ ሕዝቡ ከግዥዎች ከፋፍሎ የመግዛት ዘይቤ ሲፈራረቅበት የኖረ ሕዝብ ነው፡ በርግጥ ነገሥታቱ ክርስቲያኖች ናቸው። ይህ ደግሞ ሀገሪቱ በታሪክ ሳይሆን በተግባር ሕገ ኦሪትንና ሐዲስ ኪዳንን ከሌላው ዓለማት በፊት የተቀበለች ሀገርና ሕዝብ ስለሆነ ነው። ስለዚህ ጨቋኝና ተጨቋኝ የለም። ለምሳሌ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ብቻ አልሰሩም መስጊድም ጭምር እንጂ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ብቻ አልነበረም ያሳተሙት ቁርዓንም ጭምር እንጂ።

ለምሳሌ የኢትዮጵያ ክርስቲያኖች የተቀደሰች ከተማ በሆነችው አክሱም መስጊድ ካልሰራን ሙስሊሞች ተጨቁነናል እያሉ ፕሮፓጋንዳ በመንዛት ላይ ናቸው። የሚገርመው ሁኔታ ግን ሳዑዲ ውስጥ፡ እንኳን መካና መዲና በመላ ሀገሪቱ አንድም ቤተ ክርስቲያን የለም። ቤተ ክርስቲያን ይቅርና ክርስቲያን ሲሞት እንኳን መቀበር አይፈቀድለትም ወደ ባሕር ይጣላል ወይም ሰው ካለው ወደ ትውልድ አገሩ ይላካል። አንድ መንገደኛ የሳውዲ ዓውሮፕላን ማረፊያዎችን እንደረገጡ፡ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ይዛችኋልን? የሚል ጥያቄ ነው በጉምሩክ ሰራተኞች የሚጠየቁት። ከያዙ እንዲያወጡ ይጠየቁና እዚያው ፊታቸው መጽሐፍ ቅዱሱ በማሺን ተቀዶ ወደ ቆሻሻ ቅርጫት ይገባል።

7. በየአጋጣሚው ክርስቲያኖችን መክሰስ

በተገኘው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ ክርስቲያኖችን መክሰስና ሆ! ብሎ ነገር ማንሳት የወሀቢዎች አንዱ የመጠቀሚያ ስልት ነው። ለምሳሌ በአንድ ወቅት በአዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የዐረብኛ ቁርዐን ተቀደደ ተብሎ ግርግር ተነሳ። አንድ ምስኪን ተማሪም ተይዞ ታሰረ። ህግ ከሁሉም በላይ ነውና ሲጣራ ጽሁፉ እንኳን ቁርዓንን ሊሆን ዐረብኛም አይደለም፡ በወቅቱ የተፈጸመው በፓኪስታን የተደረገውን ድርጊት ተከትሎ ለማንጽባረቅ የተፈጠረ ነበር። ነገር ግን ድሀው ተማሪ የዚህ ሰለባ ሆነና ፍርድ ቤት እንኳ ነን ቢያወጣው ትምሕርት ሚኒስቴር በሀገሪቱ ባለ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ገብቶ እንኳ እንዳይማር ከለከለው /ከህግ በላይ በመሆን/ ያሳዝናል።

በጣም የሚያሳዝነው ግን፡ በዚሁ የትምርት ተቋም በክርስትና ተከታዮች ተማሪዎች ላይ በጾም ጊዜ ለእስላሞች የተዘጋጀውን የፍስክ ምግብ አብራችሁ ካልበላችሁ ለእናንተ የሚሆን የጾም ምግብ የለኝም በማለት በፈጠረው ተጽእኖ ሳቢያ ተማሪዎቹ ለረሃብ አደጋ ተጋልጠው መገኘታቸው ነበር።

ኧረ ለመሆኑ መርካቶ ያሉ ሙስሊም ነጋዴዎች በክርስትና መጻሕፍቶች፣ መጽሔቶችና ጋዜጦች ስኳርና ቡና ጠቅልለውበት አያውቁምን?

የሰው ልጅ ከሌሎች ፍጥረታት በተለይም ከእንስሳት የሚለየው ከመናገሩና አዲሱን ነገር ከማፍለቁ በተጨማሪ አንዱ የአንዱን ክብርና ነፃነት ጠብቆ የመኖሩ ልምድ ነው።

ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያ ሌሎች ዓለማት እንደ ሀገር ሳይሆን እንደ ቡድን የመደራጀትን መዋቅር ሳይጀምሩ በሥልጣኔና በመልካም አስተዳደር በነበረበት የውጭ ግንኙነት በስፋት የምትታወቅ ሀገር ናት።

የመጻሕፍት ሁሉ መጀመሪያና ታላቁ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ከ40 ጊዜ በላይ ስለ ኢትዮጵያ ጽፏል። አስተዳደሯም እጅግ የተመሰገነና በእንግዳ አቀባበልና የሰውን መብት ከማክበር አንጻር የተገለጠ ነበር በማለት አረጋግጦ ጽፎዋል።

ነብዩ ዕንባቆም የኢትዮጵያ ድንኳኖች ሲጨነቁ አየሁዕን 3:11 በማለት ኢትዮጵያውያን እንደ አብርሃም እንግዳን ለመቀበል እጅግ የሚጓጉና በእግዚአብሔርም የሚያምንም ይሁን የማያምን የሰውን ልጅ በሙሉ በፍጹም ፍቅር የሚቀበሉ መሆናቸውን ገልጿል። ነቢዩ ኤርምያስም ኢትዮጵያ ኢትዮጵያዊነቱን ነብር ዥንጉርጉርነቱን አይለቅምበማለት እንደገለጸው።

ኢትዮጵያውያን የሰውን ሰብአዊ መብት በመጠበቅ አንፃር በመልካም አስተዳደር ሂደት በ70 .. በጥጦስ አማካኝነት የኢየሩሳሌም ቤተ መቅደስ ሲፈርስና ኢየሩሳሌም ስትወረር በርካታ አይሁዳውያን ፈላሻዎች ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ መጥተው ኖረው ምንም እንኳ ኢትዮጵያ የክርስትናን ሃይማኖት ገና በ34 .. በኢትዮጵያዊው ጃንደረባ አማካኝነት ብትቀበለም የሐ.. 8:29 አይሁድ ክርስቶስን የሰቀሉ ናቸው በማለት ማረፊያ አልተከለከሉም። ይልቁንም በክብር መኖር ጀመሩ እንጂ። ታዲያ በየትኛውም የኢትዮጵያም ታሪክ ይሁን በዓለም ታሪክ ኢትዮጵያውያን እነዚህን አይሁድ ማሰቃየታቸው አልተጻፈም። ነገር ግን በ8ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን የተነሳችው ዮዲት ጉዲት ክርስቲያኖችን ማስገደሏ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ማቃጠሏ ካህናትን ማሳደዷ ተጻፈ እንጂ።

እንደ አለመታደል ሆኖ ወርቅ ላበደረ ጠጠር እንዲሉ የዘመናችንም የእስልምና እምነት ተከታዮች ነን ባዮች በዮዲት ታሪክ የሚደግሙት በዚህች እንግዶችን በምትቀበል ሀገርና ሀገሪቱን ለዘመናት እያስተዳደረች በኖረችው ቤተ ክርስቲያን ላይ መሆኑ ያስገርማል።

የኢትዮጵያ ቤተክርስቲያን መቻቻልና መተሳሰብ በምትልበት ጊዜ ሁሉም ሰው የራሱን ሃሳብና ፈቃድ የሌላውን መብትና ህሊና በማይጎዳ መከናወን እንዳለበት ታስተምራለች። ይህ በመሆኑ ነው የእስልምና ሃይማኖት ተከታዮች በሀገራችን መኖር ከጀመሩበት ጊዜ አንስቶ ከሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑ ጋር በእድር፣ በዕቁብ፣ በመረዳጃ ኅብረት እየተሰባሰቡ ለሀገር ሰላም ለአካባቢ ጤና ሲሰሩ እንዲሁም በሐዘንና በደስታ ወቅት እየተጠያየቁና እየተረዳዱ እየኑሩ ለዘመናት የቆዩት።

ጌታችን መድኃኒታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሕሙማኑን እንኳ ያለግዴታ በውዴታ በፈቃደኝነት የተመሠረተ በጥያቄ ልትድን ትወዳለህን?“ በማለት አስቀድሞ ይጠይቃቸው ነበር። ይህ ማለት የሰው ልጅ የራሱ ነፃ ፈቃድ እንዳለውን የፈቀደውን ሃሳብ የማራመድ መብት እንዳለው ያስረዳል። /ዮሐ. 5:1/

በሌላው ዓለም እንደሚሆነው ግን በኢትዮጵያ አይሆንም ምክኒያቱም ሁሉም ሀገር የራሱ የሆነ የአኗኗር ዘይቤ /context/ አለው። ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያ ራሷን የቻለች ነፃ ሀገር ናትና። ኢትዮጵያ ለሰው ልጆች ሰብአዊ ክብር የምትቆረቆርና ስለሰው ልጆች እኩልነት የምታስተምር ጥንታዊ የነፃነት ሀገር በሕግና በሥርዓትም የምትመራ ሀገር እንጂ አንዳንድ የውጭ ኃይሎች የእስልምናውን ሃይማኖት ሰበብ በማድረግ ባዕድ የሆኑ የጭካኔ ተግባርን በሀገሪቱ ለማስፋፋት በጥረት ላይ ናቸው። በየእለቱም ከሚያከናውኗቸው ተግባራት መካከል በሠሯቸው የሚገልፁ ነጥቦችን ከዚህ በታች መመልከት ይቻላል። እንደ ሀገር፣ እንደ ሕዝብና መንግሥት የራሷ የሆነ ሕግ አላትና የእስልምና አክራሪ እምነት ተከታዮች መቻቻል ሲሉ፦

  • ፈጣሪያችን አምላካችንን እየተሳደቡ አልተወለደም አልተሰቀለም አልተነሳም እያሉ በሌላ ሃይማኖት ጣልቃ በመግባት ሕገ መንግሥቱን በመጣስ ሰብአዊ መብት በመግፈፍ፣
  • የኢትዮጵያን ሕግና አስተዳደር በሼርያ ይመራ በተባበሩት የዐረብ ማኅበራት ትታቀፍ እያሉ ነው የብዙኃኑን የኢትዮጵያውያን መብትና ሕገ መንግሥት በመጋፋት፣
  • የአክራሪዎች መቻቻል ትርጉም አብያተ ክርስቲያናትን ማፈራረስ ክርስቲያኖችን በጸሎት ላይ እያሉ መግደል ማቁሰል ነውን?
  • የእነርሱ የመቻቻል ትርጉም በሚጽፏቸው ጋዜጦችና መጽሔቶች እንዲሁም የስብከት ካሴቶቻቸው ላይ ክርስቶስ ፈጣሪ ነውን? የሚሉ የክህደት ትምህርታቸውን ማሰማታቸው በማይመለከታቸው ሃይማኖት ገብቶ ማጣጣልና መዳፈር ይገባልን?

ከአንድ በላይ የሆኑ ነገሮች በሙሉ አብረው ለመኖር አንዱ የአንዱን ሥርዓት ሕግ ጠብቆና አክብሮ መኖር አለበት። ብርሃነ ዓለም ቅዱስ ጳውሎስ ተፈጥሮ እንኳ አያስተምራችሁምን?“ በማለት እንዳስተማረው የሰው ልጅ ከስነ ፍጥረት የሚማር ከሆነ ብርሃን ብርሃንነቱን ጨለማም ጨለማነቱን ይዞ ይጓዛል። ስንዴም ሲዘራ ስንዴ እንጂ ኑግ ሆኖ አይበቅልም። ውሃም ከድንጋይ ጋር ቢውል ድንጋይም ውሃን ቢያስጮኽው ጠባያቸው ለየቅል ነው። ነገር ግን ልዩነት ውበት የሚሆነው የተለያዩና ተቃራኒ የሆኑ ነገሮ መጠራጠር ሳይሆን መስማማት መለያየት ሳይሆን መከባበር ሲችሉ ነው።

የኢትዮጵያ ቤተ ክርስቲያን የሀገሪቱ የሥልጣኔ መገለጫ ናት፡ ቤተ ክርስቲያኗ የኢትዮጵያን ኢትዮጵያዊነት በሌላው ዓለም ጎልቶ እንዲወጣ በማድርግ ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ ማበርከቷም አይካድም።

በሌላውም ቋንቋ ሌላው የእኔ የሚለው የትቂት ዘመናት ታሪክ ሊኖረን ይችላል። ነገር ግን ምንም ይሁን ምን የኢትዮጵያ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ለዘመናት ለሀገሪቱ ያበረከተችውን ይህን ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ ሌላው አካል መቀበልና ማክበር ብቻ ሳይሆን ወደፊትም ይህ አገልግሎቷ እንዲቀጥል መቻቻል የሚሻው አካል እንቅፋት እንዳይሆን ያስፈልጋል። ይህም ታሪካዊ መቻቻልንም ያካትታል።

ተቻችሎ ለመኖር መተማመን ያስፈልጋል ሲባል ልቡን ሳውዲ አረቢያ፡ ኢራንና ፓኪስታን ካደረጉ የውጭ ኃይሎች ሰዎች ጋር ሳይሆን ኢትዮጵያውያን እንደ ኢትዮጵያ ሲያስቡ ብቻ ነው።

በማኅበራዊ ሕይወት የተጎራበቱን እንግዳ ሆነው የመጡ ሙስሊሞች እስከዛሬ ድረስ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የኖርነው እኛ ስለቻልናቸው እንጂ ክርስቲያኖች ችለውን አይደለም” /ሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ ሚያዝያ 21. ቀን 1999 .. የታተመ/ በማለት እስከመናገር ያደረስናቸው እውነት በታሪክ በስንተኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ነው የቻሉን?

እንደ ታሪካችንማ ከሆነ ሁኔታዎችንና ወቅቶችን በመጠበቅ ብዙ ግፍ ደርሶብናል ቻዮች እኛ እንጂ እናንተ አይደላችሁም። ሌላው ለመቻቻል አክራሪ ሙስሊሙ ኢትዮጵያዊነቱን ማመን ይስፈልጋል፡ በልባቸው ይረግማሉ በአፋቸው ይመርቃሉበማለት ልበ አምላክ ቅዱስ ዳዊት እንደገለጸው በልባቸው የአረብ አገራት ምኞትና አስተዳደራዊ አካሄድ በአፋቸው ግን መንግሥት በሰጠን የእኩልነት መብት ተደስተናል ይሉናል።

ከጥቂት ጊዚያት ወዲህ በሙስሊሙ ኅብረተሰብ ስም ቡድኖች ተከባብሮ መኖርን ለማደፍረስ ሲንቀሳቀሱ ይታያሉ። እንዲህ ዓይነቱን ሥራ ክርስቲያኑ ላድርገው ካለ ምናልባትም በተሻለ መልኩ ሊያደርግ እንደሚችል መታወቅ ይገባዋል። የሀገራችን ሰው ሲተርት ከሳሽ የተከሳሽን ልብ ቢያውቀው ኖሮ እግሩን ይሰበስብ ነበርእንዳለው ሆነ ነገሩ።

የክርስቲያኑ ኅብረተሰብ ሙስሊሙ ኅብረተሰብ በሚያምንበት ቁርዓን ላይ ምንም ነገር ሳይተነፍስና ሳይስነዝር ጸረክርስቲያን ጸረተዋሕዶ የሆኑ ጽሑፎች ለዚህ በሰላም ለሚኖር ሕዝብ ተርጉሞ ማቅረብ አላዋቂነት ነው። ክርስቲያኖችን የሚያንቋሽሹና፡ ለግድያ የሚቀሰቅሱና በኢራኑ አያቶላ ኮሜኒ የተጻፉ የጥላቻ መጣጥፎች ሳይቀሩ ወደ አማርኛ እየተተረጎሙ በአሁኑ ሰዓት በገበያ ላይ በመዋል ይገኛሉ።

ባንዳንድ አክራሪ ሙስሊሞች የሚሰጡ ከተራ አሉባልታና ስድብ የማይተናነስ መረጃ የሌለውና አሳማኝ ያልሆነ ዲስኩር እየለቃቀሙ ሕዝቡን ለማወናበድ እየተረጎሙ ማቅረብ ተገቢ ድርጊት አይደለም።

እንግዲያው የሚይስፈልግ ከሆነ ቁርዓኑን ከመነሻው ጀምሮ እስከመጨረሻው ሰፊ ትንታኔ በያዘ ምክንያታዊ በሆነ ተጨባጭ መረጃዎችና መልሶች ማውጣት የሚቻል ሲሆን ስለ ሰላምና ስለ ተቻችሎ መኖር ሲባል ይህ እስካሁን አልተደረገም።

አትግደል የገደለም እርሱ ይፈረድበታል የተባለውን ሰምታችኋል እኔ ግን እላችሁ አለሁ በወንድሙ ላይ በከንቱ የሚቆጣ ሁሉ እርሱ ይፈረድበታል። ወንድሙንም ጨርቅ ለባሽ የሚለው በአደባባይ ይፈረድበታል። በገሃነም እሳት ይፈረድበታል /ማቴ. 5:21-22/




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Christianity Taking Over Our Planet?

Posted by addisethiopia on January 15, 2011

What is the fastest-growing religion on Earth?

Most news reports suggest it is Islam — but it’s actually Christianity

The evidence suggests a new, or, perhaps, original form of biblically inspired evangelical Christianity is sweeping through places like China, Africa, India and Southeast Asia – making it, by far, the fastest growing faith on the planet.

In Megashift, author Jim Rutz coins a new phrase to define this fast-growing segment of the population. He calls them “core apostolics” – or “the new saints who are at the heart of the mushrooming kingdom of God.”

Rutz makes the point that Christianity is overlooked as the fastest-growing faith in the world because most surveys look at the traditional Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church while ignoring Christian believers who have no part of either.

He says there are 707 million “switched-on disciples” who fit into this new category and that this “church” is exploding in growth.

“The growing core of Christianity crosses theological lines and includes 707 million born-again people who are increasing by 8 percent a year,” he says.

So fast is this group growing that, under current trends, according to Rutz, the entire world will be composed of such believers by the year 2032.

“There will be pockets of resistance and unforeseen breakthroughs,” writes Rutz. “Still, at the rate we’re growing now, to be comically precise, there would be more Christians than people by the autumn of 2032, about 8.2 billion.”

According to the author, until 1960, Western evangelicals outnumbered non-Western evangelicals – mostly Latinos, blacks and Asians – by two to one. As of 2000, non-Western evangelicals outnumbered Westerners by four to one. That moved to seven to one this year.

“There are now more missionaries sent from non-Western nations than Western nations,” he writes.

This trend, says Rutz, has been missed by Westerners because the explosive growth is elsewhere.

Hundreds of millions of these Christians are simply not associated with the institutional churches at all. They meet in homes. They meet underground. They meet in caves. They meet, he says, in secret.

And what is driving this movement?

Miracles, he says.

“Megashift” attempts to document myriad healings and other powerful answers to the sincere prayers of this new category of believer, including, believe it or not, hundreds of dramatic cases of resurrections – not near-death experiences, but real resurrections of actual corpses.

“When I was a kid in Sunday school, I was really impressed that 3,000 people were saved on the Day of Pentecost,” he writes. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’ll never happen again!'”

But, Rutz says, it now happens around the globe every 25 minutes.

“By tomorrow, there will be 175,000 more Christians than there are today,” he writes

The essence of Rutz’s book is about how Western Christians can tap into what he sees as a mighty work of God on Earth.

“Very few people realize the nature of life on Earth is going through a major change,” he writes. “We are seeing a megashift in the basic direction of human history. Until our time, the ancient war between good and evil was hardly better than a stalemate. Now all has changed. The Creator whose epic story flows through the pages of Scripture has begun to dissolve the strongholds of evil. This new drama is being played out every hour around the globe, accompanied sometimes by mind-bending miracles.”

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Science & Faith

Posted by addisethiopia on October 12, 2010

The Holy Spirit led the apostle Philip to be a faithful and trustworthy guide to an Ethiopian, who was struggling to understand a difficult messianic Scripture in the Old Testament.

“Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?’ ” (Acts 8:30, 31)

Beginning from that prophetic Scripture in Isaiah, Philip “preached Jesus to him.” (Acts 8:35). The last book of the Bible is titled “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.”

When we read this Revelation, as Philip asked, do we understand what we are reading?

It is understandable that many are curious, especially in scientific circles, for instance, of the relationship the Vatican has to the Hubble Space Telescope. In order to understand this, you must first understand something that occurred with the Soviet Cosmonauts in the Salyut 7 that orbited the earth in 1985. This is a rather hushed secret that has been leaked to the west, but that the Vatican has been sitting on for years now.

The six atheist Soviet Cosmonauts in 1985 saw “celestial beings” on the 155th day aboard their orbiting space station. This was first reported by Cosmonaut Vladimir Solevev and Oleg Atkov as well as Leonid Kizim. This is what they said, “What we saw were seven giant figures in the form of humans, but with wings and mist-like halos as in the classic depiction of angels.”

As the Cosmonauts were performing medical experiments in Salyut 7 high above the earth, a brilliant orange cloud enveloped them, blinding them temporarily, and when their eyes cleared, they saw the angels.

The heavenly visitors, they said, followed them for about 10 minutes and vanished as suddenly as they had appeared. However, 12 days later, Cosmonauts Svetlana Savitskaya, Igor Volk, and Vladimir Dzhanibevok, who had just joined the others on the space station, also saw the beings. “They were glowing,” they reported. “We were truly overwhelmed. There was a great orange light, and through it, we could see the figures of seven angels. They were smiling as though they shared a glorious secret, but within a few minutes, they were gone, and we never saw them again.”

Now, Doctors, keep the above in abeyance as we discuss the second thing. But first, keep in mind the crux of the matter: what is the Vatican connection. Then, I will bring this all together for you.

As you know, the Hubble Telescope has been operating for a while. One of the things that certain officials or scientists connected to/or in your government are not telling you, and that the Vatican now knows, also, and has known longer than the United States Government, the Soviet Government, and the French Government, is that the Hubble Telescope in space has sent back the pictures of ethereal beings, bathed in this orange glow seen by the occupants of Salyut 7.

These “angels,” according to scientists and astronomers, would cause a world panic and confusion because the Vatican knows that they–AND HERE’S THE VATICAN CONNECTION–are truly, “beings of light.” But, these computer enhanced images have convinced scientists and astronomers alike that they are real, live angels. The Vatican’s interest in the Hubble Space Telescope is that these beings are real, are being seen, but they are not the benign, friendly angels watching over us that the scientists think they are.

Scientists first thought they were a newly discovered star cluster because of the magnitude and brilliance of their colors. It became obvious, with the computer enhanced pictures, “that these were creatures we were seeing,” according to one scientist at NASA. They–now get this–were, “a group of 7 angels flying together,” in the NGC-3532, three-billion-year-old star cluster.

The scientists showed these pictures to the Vatican, and there were, “seven giant figures. All had wings and mist-like halos,” reports one engineer. “They were about 80 feet tall and had wing-spans as large as airplanes. Their faces were round and peaceful, and they were all beaming. It seemed like they were overjoyed at being photographed by the Hubble Telescope. They seemed to be smiling at each other as if they were letting the rest of the universe in on a glorious secret.”

NASA finally revealed to the Vatican that this was not the first time such a thing has occurred through the Hubble Telescope. In the Souz 8 mission a few years back, after 120 days into the mission, Soviet cosmonauts of that flight also encountered similar smiling angels.

The Vatican’s interest, as they have told the three governments in secret meetings above, is that these “angels” are truly those that are assuming the guise of an “angel of light” as spoken of by the Apostle Paul. The figure “7” represents the 7 churches of Asia and their problems that will soon come upon us. It also represents The Seven Periods of the Church, of which we are now into the Fifth Period. This is the bad period, the period of pain, suffering, and destruction. The Period to follow, the Sixth Period, will be a period of consolation.

Pope John Paul II is well apprised and advised of the above and has been for some time. He feels that we will see UFOs landing soon across the world. He further feels that these are not the benevolent beings they have been made out to be.

  • Rev 8:2: “And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Each angel releases judgment as the trumpet is blown.”

Now, could the 7th Angel of the Book Of Revelation be “Eta Carinae”?

Modern science tells us that behind the angelic wings of Eta Carinae is the brightest light in the universe that no one could look upon.

One scientist said the following about Eta Carinae:

Occasionally something happens in astronomy that is so bewildering that it makes astronomers nervous.

This is weird, we don’t understand.

There are 6,000 stars in the universe visible to the naked eye. We understand them all with the exception of Eta Carinae. There is no explanation for it.”

As it’s known, Eta Carinae has the wings of an Angel, and the Book of Revelation is speaking of an astronomical event when it speaks of the 7th Angel, and the event is probably fulfilled by the astronomical appearance to us of Eta Carina. 

You see behind those cosmic wings is the brightest light in the universe. The wings cover the light that no man could look upon and live. They spread over that light as the angelic wings spread over the mercy seat.

Described as something weird and something that science did not understand. Such power beyond anything that could be conceived.

  • The word ETA is the 7th letter in the Greek alphabet and originally in Greek meant 7

  • The Bible connects the 7 angels and the 7th seal and the Book of Life to the Son of David.


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Atheism Is Not The Answer

Posted by addisethiopia on December 6, 2008

Many people in the world give ideological and economical factors for the downfall of communism in Eastern Europe. But the main and real cause of those communist societies – being exteremly atheistic – is a very chronic absence of spirituality in the day-to-day life of their citizens.

Humans frequently tend to be stubborn and ignorant when it comes to taking a lesson or two from history, or even to learning from the mistakes made in other parts of the world. We seem to repeat the same mistake time and time again.

This is particularly seen in the current wave of aggressive atheism which is wagged against believers in many developed countries.

While Hundreds of millions of East Europeans turn to religion to assuage their spiritual hunger, the atheist community worldwide rush to deny the human nature of humans. To be human is very much about becoming a person and our beliefs are integral to that becoming. As such, visions of “the selfish gene” or whatever other exclusively materialist approach atheists take, (e.g. humans are cognitive information processing machines etc…) they cannot really capture this dimensions of how humans reflect upon their condition and remake themselves accordingly. 

What I find most inspirational, exciting, depressing and chilling is how quickly some dismiss all their religious fervor as delusional, yet, I’m reminded about how much blind, irrational faith we put in our politicians and ‘super heroes’. If you think that people will go to great lengths to lie about religion over centuries, just imagine what people do with money and power.

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