Another manifestation of the extreme egotism of Christianity is the belief that God is intimately concerned with picayune aspects of, and directly intervenes in, the lives of individuals.If God, the creator and controller of the universe, is vitally concerned with , you must be pretty damned important.The notion of "Judeo-Christian religion" is an unquestioned -- almost sacrosanct -- part of both secular and church thinking. Pat Boon, the North American singer and evangelist, said there are two kinds of Judaism, one Orthodox and the other Christian.
Women's rights in the mostly Arab countries of the region are among the worst in the world, but it's more than that.
As Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy writes in a provocative cover story for Foreign Policy, misogyny has become so endemic to Arab societies that it's not just a war on women, it's a destructive force tearing apart Arab economies and societies. How did misogyny become so deeply ingrained in the Arab world?
Many Christians take this particular form of egotism much further and actually imagine that God has a plan for them, or that God directly talks to, directs, or even does favors for them.
If one ignored the frequent and glaring contradictions in this supposed divine guidance, and the dead bodies sometimes left in its wake, one could almost believe that the individuals making such claims are guided by God.
But one cant ignore the contradictions in and the oftentimes horrible results of following such "divine guidance." As "Agent Mulder" put it (perhaps paraphrasing Thomas Szasz) in a 1998 X-Files episode, In less extreme cases, the insistence that one is receiving divine guidance or special treatment from God is usually the attempt of those who feel worthlessor helpless, adrift in an uncaring universeto feel important or cared for.
This less sinister form of egotism is commonly found in the expressions of disaster survivors that, From every quarter pilgrims of every degree thronged to do him homage. A brilliant star is said to have shone miraculously over his pillar; the general voice of mankind pronounced him to be the highest model of a Christian saint; and several other anchorites [Christian hermits] imitated or emulated his penances.The following article from New Dawn Magazine No.23 Feb-March 1994.This is an age in which news has been superseded by propaganda, and education by brain-washing and indoctrination.Picture a woman in the Middle East, and probably the first thing that comes into your mind will be the hijab.You might not even envision a face, just the black shroud of the burqa or the niqab.The original Armenian name for the country was Hayk, later Hayastan (Armenian: Հայաստան), translated as the land of Haik, and consisting of the name Haik and the suffix '-stan' (land). The name Armenia was given to the country by the surrounding states, and it is traditionally derived from Armenak or Aram (the great-grandson of Haik's great-grandson, and another leader who is, according to Armenian tradition, the ancestor of all Armenians).