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Jules 06-25-2017 11:08 AM

A Great Day, it was....
 
Dear Fellow Daheshists... most compelled to share this with you, I am!

Being a member of the N W Ohio Multi-Faith Group for close to 10 years, & participating in many of their events, today I donated blood at the annual drive.
Questioned as to my faith affiliation, I answered "Daheshist". My Red Cross name tag boldly depicting the name Jules-Daheshist.
What an ice-breaker it turned out to be!
Well,to say that it did not go un-noticed, would be an understatement!
As I was on the cot, during the donation process, three different people came to talk and find out about Daheshism.
Of course I'm always delighted to introduce our Beloved Prophet to anyone with interest.
Bottom line, I'm sending out three more copies of Mounir Murad's book "Daheshism and the Journey of Life" in Monday's mail. Great day!
as ever, Jules

28th Annual Interfaith Blood Drive
Jun 24, 2017 8:30 AM
Sat/Sun, June 24/25, 8:30-2:30;
Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Toledo

Daheshville 06-25-2017 02:51 PM

That's wonderful news, indeed! Your intentions and actions are to be commended.

There is one minor issue to bring up, however:

Do you agree to the following blanket statement that "Churches, mosques, synagogues, and other so-called 'houses of prayer' are not true to the religions they claim to represent"?

Jules 06-25-2017 05:38 PM

Thank you Daheshville Administrator, for commenting on my outreach in behalf of the Daheshist Mission.

Your question is noted:

"Do you agree to the following blanket statement that "Churches, mosques, synagogues, and other so-called 'houses of prayer' are not true to the religions they claim to represent"? ....
....noting that you omit perhaps the most important and easily answered part of the statement .. "and many of them are run by deceitful and evil people"

As a Daheshist, I could never be so arrogant as to condemn ALL Churches, mosques, synagogues and other so-called houses of prayer, without knowing them individually, an awesome task.

I've met thousands of Daheshists, the vast majority, simply don't know that they are Daheshists, yet!

Optimistic, I remain, Respectfully, Jules

Jules 06-25-2017 05:51 PM

fertile field of Churches, mosques...etc.
 
The fertile fields of "Churches, mosques, synagogues and other houses of prayer" have provided me with a great platform for sharing the message of our Beloved Guiding Prophet...
....to date I've provided over 30 copies of Mounir Murads book, "Daheshism and the Journey of Life" to people who desired them.
The favourable responses and comments continue.

The mission:
Daheshism is a new Spiritual Message of Guidance that embodies the essence of all religions, yet goes beyond any of them in order to quench the thirst of truth seekers by providing them with a unique perspective on the Universe, our existence, and purpose in life. It is a new garment for the body of traditional thought and belief. The aim of Daheshism is to provide a universal belief that encompasses all other beliefs. It accomplishes synthesis rather than fragmentation of religious beliefs and expansion rather than contraction of philosophical thought.

respectfully, Jules

Daheshville 06-25-2017 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6227)
Thank you Daheshville Administrator, for commenting on my outreach in behalf of the Daheshist Mission.

Your question is noted:

"Do you agree to the following blanket statement that "Churches, mosques, synagogues, and other so-called 'houses of prayer' are not true to the religions they claim to represent"? ....
....noting that you omit perhaps the most important and easily answered part of the statement .. "and many of them are run by deceitful and evil people"

First, I appreciate your giving this matter your utmost attention, especially that you might have to address the matter.

Second, what we have here are two independent clauses joined by a connector. So, I assure you, my omitting the second clause following "and" does not alter the meaning of the first clause in any way, nor does it place it out of context. While many expensive lawsuits were decided on the placement, or misplacement of the humble comma, here, the comma doesn't even have any bearing except for the fact that — grammatically-speaking — it has to be there in order to connect the two (once again) independent clauses.


The first clause simply states, "Churches, Mosques, and "Churches, mosques, synagogues, and other so-called 'houses of prayer' are not true to the religions they claim to represent"

It doesn't say, "some churches..." or "many churches..." or, "99.99% of churches..."

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6227)

As a Daheshist, I could never be so arrogant as to condemn ALL Churches, mosques, synagogues and other so-called houses of prayer, without knowing them individually, an awesome task.

I've met thousands of Daheshists, the vast majority, simply don't know that they are Daheshists, yet!

Optimistic, I remain, Respectfully, Jules

I am glad. Just remember the prime directive of a Daheshist, from Doctor Dahesh HIMSELF, that I have seen written in his own handwriting (witnessed by several other Daheshists the Doctor trusted with his life): a Daheshist cannot proselytize nor coarse . Now, I am sure we can debate the meaning of both verbs. My job, and to fulfill my mandate, which is to DEFEND Daheshism (as per a Spiritual Letter), I must remind everyone of these words.

Daheshville 06-25-2017 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6228)
The fertile fields of "Churches, mosques, synagogues and other houses of prayer" have provided me with a great platform for sharing the message of our Beloved Guiding Prophet...
....to date I've provided over 30 copies of Mounir Murads book, "Daheshism and the Journey of Life" to people who desired them.
The favourable responses and comments continue.

The mission:
Daheshism is a new Spiritual Message of Guidance that embodies the essence of all religions, yet goes beyond any of them in order to quench the thirst of truth seekers by providing them with a unique perspective on the Universe, our existence, and purpose in life. It is a new garment for the body of traditional thought and belief. The aim of Daheshism is to provide a universal belief that encompasses all other beliefs. It accomplishes synthesis rather than fragmentation of religious beliefs and expansion rather than contraction of philosophical thought.

respectfully, Jules

Great. So, based on what you are writing, it is clear that in your mind not all houses of worship are untrue. The question that remains is the following: how clear is that, to the masses, in the first independent clause of that sentence? Just something to keep in mind.

Daheshville 06-25-2017 06:32 PM

BTW, here is an old, very post in response to this issue:

http://forum.daheshville.com/showpos...6&postcount=16

And, dear Jules, remember your commentary about Joseph Chakkour's book? Remember how disappointed you were in the ending?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6129)
Well, I must say, this is most difficult to relate.



While 'Reflections On My Life, Before and After Doctor Dahesh" was a most interesting read, I came away with a huge disappointment and sadness.

My sadness is for the ending!

It would seem that author, Joseph Henri Chakkour, a very good writer and wonderful storyteller finds himself smack dab in the middle of a world full of huge ego, suspicion and paranoia...mainly of his own making.



It would seem, also, that the more connected he became to beloved prophet, Dr. Dahesh...the more he floundered, in the world he was given unto.

Joesph Henri Chakkour discovered a lack of compassion, maybe even unbridled greed deep within himself.



Was it too much to expect, a charitable, more forgiving and more humane person to come forward as a result being with our beloved Dahesh?



The author, found himself unhappy and unfulfilled on this planet of exile, just had Dr. Dahesh did.



Such the pity!


You see, this is the sort of thing that can potentially happen when one self-publishes without the benefit of an editor (or editors) that keep(s) one in check, and on track.

Daheshville 06-25-2017 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6227)

As a Daheshist, I could never be so arrogant as to condemn ALL Churches, mosques, synagogues and other so-called houses of prayer, without knowing them individually, an awesome task.

One more important point: note the scare quotes around "house of prayer" in the original statement.

Dear Jules, look at the sentence again:

Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, and other so-called "houses of prayer" are not true to the religions they claim to represent, and many of them are run by deceitful and evil people.

As shown, the quotes around "houses of prayer" imply that Churches, Mosques, Synagogues are anything but houses of prayer...

Also, the use of the present simple tense of To Be (... are) implies certainty. We use the present simple when describing a fact, a habit, or recurring action. This sentence is saying that Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, and other so-called "houses of prayer" are not true to the religions they claim to represent, and many of them are run by deceitful and evil people.


Jules 06-25-2017 09:24 PM

Thank you Administrator
 
Thank you Daheshville Administrator...
...if any of my postings offend or does not meet your satisfaction, please feel free to remove them completely! All is and will continue be understood!

Yours in Daheshism, Jules

Daheshville 06-25-2017 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jules (Post 6233)
Thank you Daheshville Administrator...
...if any of my postings offend or does not meet your satisfaction, please feel free to remove them completely! All is and will continue be understood!

Yours in Daheshism, Jules

First, thank you. But there is nothing in what you are posting that warrants such drastic measures. In fact, in all the years Daheshville has been online, no post has ever been removed (corrected, maybe... but never removed) by any moderator or the Administrator.

Second, this is a platform for discourse. We may never always agree, and that's OK.

What matters is that everyone gets heard.


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