lotusnpearls said...

Hallo Ned,

I came across your blog on the internet and read it. Glad to see that you have "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" on your reading list also. It was great to read the untitled article. Got some insight into life in Palestine.

Just a quick note to let you know that you have to learn to forgive those that have hurt you. Prophet Jesus (OWBP) said that, "Lord, forgive them, for they don't know what they do." Free yourself and your soul. Sometimes others don't know better. Change yourself and the whole world will change with you.

Also, check out the following internet links:-



Hope that you find the above information helpful.

Take care.


Ned said...

Thank you for the comment.
I visited your sites although i am not much of a religion man.
What Jesus said is veryimportant, and I believe this is a message that was delivered by many prophets of peace.
Anyway, I am not a bitter person. I merely write here to let out what i think and see. As for forgiveness, it is only possible when someone repents.

Lotusnpearls said...


Well, I do hope that you are a spiritual man.......I just wanted to obey the Prophet Muhammad. He said "Seek knowledge, even unto China."

And yes, it is the same message from all the prophets of peace. Just different person, different times...Yes, you do have to "Repent and you will be saved." ...I did and now my life is better... And Ned, I am glad to hear that you are not a bitter person and that your writing is your form of self-expression. Well, I guess you know that "the ink of a Scholar is greater than the blood of a martyr".

Also, just to let you know, in North
America, many young people do value justice, freedom and dignity. Many battles have been won and lost over the centuries in the Americas. And many still continue today. The struggle is always ongoing. One can never rest on one's laurels.

Saw that you like Bob Marley. I do too. Have you listened to the "Uprising" album? Now that is something. That should be required listening for all oppressed people(s) anywhere on this planet.

I came across your blog only because I was looking for info re: current war in the Middle East. Info on TV is pretty one sided, racist, sanitized and discriminatory. They are banging the war drums slowly here.

It is so strange that this war is all deja vu again. My favourite poet is Khalil Gibran who was an Arab Lebanese Christian. I love his writings immensely... Out of the ashes of Lebanon the phoenix will rise again.

He wrote the following which I find inspiring:-

“I love you, my brother, whoever you are–whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the divers paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.”
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Anyway, sorry my post is so long. I apologize.

Sara said...

check this website. Introduce it to your readers and to your arab friends. It is very intelectual and very useful...
There are american writers and professors... Thank God not every human being is crazy these days...


I am sorry for Human Being with this new America and Israil and Aparthaide...I don't know what to say...

Ned said...

I will Sara.