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Arabs -- One Lesson of History

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Even to this day we have not learned this lesson of history.

     
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    Nor this one...

    ]"He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers." Genesis 16:12 NASB
     
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    This is the Baptist History forum, and the OP is not germane to its topic. It is therefore being moved to a more appropriate forum.
     
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    Agreed.:type:
     
  5. Crabtownboy

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    This was put in the History Forum and thus is an OK topic. But your comment was certainly off topic.

     
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    Is it your intent to alienate every single member of this board?

    You posted in the BAPTIST HISTORY forum, which this topic has nothing to do with. So I moved it to the HISTORY forum. If you have a complaint, send it to an administrator and don't snipe on the open forums.
     
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    Funny that someone would use an author of a book that points to D. H. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") as the one who really cared for the Arabs--or anyone else for that matter.

    While Lawrence may have at one time not be as detrimental to some Arabs in the Middle East during the early days of WW1, by no means should he be exulted as a real friend of the Arabs in the Modern Middle East.

    His post-WW1 actions were anything but edifying either for the Arabs of that time, or anyone else who held to ideas not agreeable to Lawrence as any good, reliable, and unbiased work on him should indicate.

    Sources as books by Malcolm Allen, James Barr, & John Mack describe Lawrence as something less pro-Arab than what much of the Hollywood glitz would indicate.

    He espoused a hatred for the British, &, at best, they only made halfhearted attempts to make sense of what WW1 had done to the Middle East. In other words, if you didn't agree 110+% with the policies that Lawrence supported, in his eyes you deserved to wind up in the place where Satan will be eventually cast.

    And that's just his political views. Lawrence's literary works were even worse. He was by no means a paragon of Bible-based morality. One would be better off avoiding his literary views completely.

    If a person wants to exult someone for being a friend of the Arabs--much less a friend of Palestinian Zionists--he needs to look elsewhere from "Lawrence of Arabia."
     
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